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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby Captainmeme » 02 Sep 2017, 18:45

I said I'd upload the Champion's League stats, so here they are - the 1v1 stats for all players who progressed out of the group stage. Unfortunately I can't figure out how to make a table on this forum...

CL Stats

xorxes: A 7/1/1 F 4/1/2

rdrivera2005: A 2/0/2 F 2/1/1

michaelf77: A 2/0/3 F 6/1/1

dagabs0: A 2/1/3 F 3/0/1

cspieker: A 6/0/0 F 4/0/4

SplitDiplomat: A 4/0/2 F 3/2/3

stranger: A 2/1/1 F 2/0/2

captainmeme: A 2/1/2 F 3/0/1

genghiz: A 6/0/1 F 2/4/1

bozotheclown: A 6/1/0 F 5/0/1

CptMike: A 4/1/0 F 3/0/2

IceKingCold A 4/1/1 F 1/0/3

josemurc: A 4/0/3 F 3/0/3

Fluminator: A 2/0/2 F 1/0/3

goldfinger0303: A 2/1/1 F 3/0/2

Nealkochhar: A 2/0/2 F 2/0/2



It should be noted that the victor (genghiz) had a strategy of deliberately going for draws on France and winning his Austria games, so the set would be 1-0 in his favour.

michaelf77 is the only player who clearly favours France (2-3 on Austria vs 6-1-1 on France) but there are quite a few who are roughly even or very slightly France sided in stats.
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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby StarWatcher009 » 03 Sep 2017, 12:36

Ok, so I played as Austria and managed to edge out a close win. France started with three armies and I with normal units. I think the three armies may have hurt France in the long run; but I'm not absolutely sure.

Some thoughts on playing Austria:

For Austria; the game comes down to holding two of Tunis, Berlin, Munich and St Pete. Holding Warsaw and Moscow is an absolute must. Tunis is hard to hold as France can make fleets twice as quickly. In my game this was out of the question within a few turns. St Pete is possible as you can blitz attack and claim it early on. For France; getting sufficient fleets north is difficult so if you do get St Pete; you're likely to hold it for a while but not for ever. Since the blitz attack inevitably means leaving behind centres in the Balkans and Turkey; you're unlikely to hold 18 with St Pete. Munich is near impossible to hold without Berlin. Berlin needs Prussia to hold in the long run.

Thus I expect the normal Austria winning 18 to be Berlin Munich and then the rest of the MSL minus Tunis. The key to achieving this is setting up a stalemate line in the south (hoping to get Tunis but not expecting). Then you have to balance collecting the southern centres with getting troops north in Russia and Germany (Prussia is a really key space).

I think tempi becomes incredibly important. Probably more important than tactics. Thus not wasting moves is hugely important. In my game, I think I won because I could get troops north more quickly (Austria's natural advantage). This means it's important to not spend too much time gathering southern centres which are near guaranteed. You don't need 17 units to achieve the win.

Overall, I think it's a really good variant. So much so; that I've made another one -- game 134585; password is hello. As Captainmeme said; I think starting units is important so please do so if you enter.
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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby Captainmeme » 19 Sep 2017, 21:20

An update:

Djantani defeated Champion's League Victor genghiz 2-1, carrying out the first 'revenge elimination' of the tournament, and guaranteeing his spot in the final 4.

ThorondorNL's unbelievable winning streak has been halted, with Goldfinger0303 taking the set 2-0, making his final placement joint 5th out of 110. He certainly went out in style, too - in particular, Game 1 was one of the most unusual FvA games I've ever seen, with both players invading the homeland of the other, denying one another the capability to build. In the end, it was decided by unit eliminations, with Goldfinger0303 succeeding in force disbanding enough of Thorondor's units that he was forced to concede.

Now Djantani is the only PlayDipper left standing, and he has a difficult fight ahead of him - his next set is against Goldfinger0303. The victor of this match will guarantee themselves a podium finish, with the loser falling one win short of that. Will we see a PlayDip player in the top 3? Watch the games to find out!

Set 215 - GOLDFINGER0303 vs DJANTANI

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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby gsmx » 19 Sep 2017, 23:45

GO DJANTANI, GO!!!!
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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby Guns of Brixton » 20 Sep 2017, 17:38

Didn't realise that they play both simultaneously. Has that always been the case in this tournament?

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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby Captainmeme » 20 Sep 2017, 19:15

Game 1 or Game 2 are always played simultaneously - it's taken 9 months to get this far in any case, Game 1 and Game 2 being sequential would probably double that, which would make it hard to run the tournament annually :D

Game 3 is played afterwards because that's only played if the result after the first 2 is tied.
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Re: 2 PlayDippers make it to the Final 6 in 110 Player Showd

Postby Captainmeme » 29 Sep 2017, 02:14

Djantani has been defeated!

Unfortunately, that ends the hope of a PlayDipper on the podium, with DjA finishing in 4th.

The final PlayDip standings:

Djantani: 4th
ThorondorNL: =5th
Conq: =9th
otagotasolo: =65th
AngelEyesGBU: =65th

Not a bad showing for sending 5 players out of 110 competitors! I hope to see more of you in 2018 :)

If you think you might want to participate in the next one and want a reminder when signups start (sometime in December), then feel free to shoot me a PM.
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