2pc France vs Austria?

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2pc France vs Austria?

Postby SantiagoJaxson » 12 Sep 2020, 10:12

Why is France vs Austria considered the most balanced 2pc game? I feel like since France is on the side and Austria’s a central power, Austria can expand more easily. The Russian centers are an easy walk in, with Turkey not that much harder, while France has to deal with either taking English centers with fleets or convoying armies, either of which take more tempo. Austria’s fleet is also much closer to the Italian centers.
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Re: 2pc France vs Austria?

Postby sroca » 12 Sep 2020, 18:58

Who's the attacker and who's the defender in the default configuration? That has an effect. France has more options at defense than Austria does.
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Re: 2pc France vs Austria?

Postby NicholasJaxson » 13 Sep 2020, 05:24

SantiagoJaxson wrote:Why is France vs Austria considered the most balanced 2pc game? I feel like since France is on the side and Austria’s a central power, Austria can expand more easily. The Russian centers are an easy walk in, with Turkey not that much harder, while France has to deal with either taking English centers with fleets or convoying armies, either of which take more tempo. Austria’s fleet is also much closer to thttps://9apps.ooo/he Italian centers.

Well, for once the German states were not exactly fond of the French given their common past. The war between Austria and Prussia was very much fought with the objective of gaining the supremacy over the smaller German states rather than a territorial gain or something like thay. Allying with the French would have served no purpose for the Austrian, except ensuring an even stronger position for the Prussians amongst fellow german states; not to mention that there was probably a treaty bounding the two states to a sort of non-aggresion pact and breaking that would have had lasting repercussions for the Austrians.
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Re: 2pc France vs Austria?

Postby TTBen » 15 Sep 2020, 19:40

I had run a 2 player challenge in 2018 and Jensen computed some stats after the fact that might be interesting to this discussion: 2018 2PC Statistics
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