Most / Least used SCs?

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Most / Least used SCs?

Postby jayahr » 22 May 2012, 23:42

This falls under the category of "we could get a definitive answer if someone would just analyze the playdip data, and it's not like the admins have anything else to do, right?" :D

Which SCs are most / least used for builds?

England - probably Edi, based on early-game activity, but it may switch to Lon in the later years / definitely Lvp (except perhaps in EG alliance games)
France - my guess is Bre, unless allied with England / tough to say, maybe Par if only because a build there usually indicates a fight with Germany, and as it normally bogs down there is little opportunity or reason to add another army in the centre.
Italy - Nap seems obvious / Rom, no question - a pointless spot to build unless there is no other SC open
Austria - tough one, but I'll go for Bud as it's better placed for operations against both Turkey and Russia / I'm guessing Vie, as Tri is of course the only shipyard
Turkey - I would have to give it to Con, except in juggernauts / Ank, no question
Russia - really tough to say - my vote is for StP / toss up between Sev and Mos?
Germany - Mun is a convenient spot when fighting anyone but England / Ber seldom seems to be active

Anyone with counter arguments?
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby presser84 » 22 May 2012, 23:47

I don't understand the question.
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby Aerdirnaithon » 22 May 2012, 23:48

jayahr wrote:Turkey - I would have to give it to Bul, except in juggernauts / Ank, no question


Bulgaria is not a starting Turkish SC, I think you mean Constantinople.
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby snhllnd » 22 May 2012, 23:51

I'd agree on most. Exception is Russia, where I'd give the nod to Warsaw for most builds. For Turkey, you meant Con, not Bul, right?
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby valent » 23 May 2012, 00:36

An empirical answer is always the most satisfying.
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby HPWehmeier » 23 May 2012, 01:06

It's all situational.

That said, I'm going to take up a few hours of my day to find out an answer which applies to me. I've played about 90 games, so the sample size is relatively large, though of course I'll only be analysing myself.

What trends do HPW demonstrate, and are his statistics much different than the norm?

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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby Cranker » 23 May 2012, 01:15

I think its an interesting question, although as said before, it depends entirely on the game situation...
Any chance this could go up for a vote as to which SC's people prefer or use most v. dislike, use less? I've seen it for other forums posts, but I'm not sure how the survey feature works.
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby HPWehmeier » 23 May 2012, 01:38

My guesses (from most used to least used):

England:
LON - EDI - LVP

France:
MAR - PAR - BRE

Germany:
KIE - MUN - BER

Italy:
NAP - VEN - ROM

Austria:
TRI - BUD - VIE

Russia:
WAR - MOS - SEV - STP

Turkey:
CON - SMY - ANK

I am much more sure of England and Italy than the others, and least sure of Austria and Russia.
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby Freddafred » 23 May 2012, 01:47

I would change Moscow and Warsaw for Russia.
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Re: Most / Least used SCs?

Postby jayahr » 23 May 2012, 01:48

Aerdirnaithon wrote:
jayahr wrote:Turkey - I would have to give it to Bul, except in juggernauts / Ank, no question


Bulgaria is not a starting Turkish SC, I think you mean Constantinople.


I did, just a brain fart. Original corrected. Thanks
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