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Earliest Solo Victory

Postby Linus803 » 25 Feb 2021, 22:52

What's the earliest solo victory you've ever seen? I went through all my old games, and there were a couple Fall 1908 (Germany & Russia), but there was one Fall 1906 (Russia). That's INSANE. Anyone seen earlier than that? Is it even possible? (I'm sure some math guy can figure out the earliest possible victory.)
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby HunsRus » 25 Feb 2021, 23:05

I’ve seen Russia do it in 1905, I’m not sure earlier than that is possible though unless there’s a lot of surrenders and NMRS.
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby scottyno » 25 Feb 2021, 23:44

I soloed a chaos game after 1906 where I had 10 after 1902 and 16 after 1905, but that's a little different because I got a really favorable starting draw
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby Eulpic » 26 Feb 2021, 00:01

I went through my finished game and I finished second in 1907 Italy solo victory. That is kind of impressing!
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby Linus803 » 26 Feb 2021, 01:12

HunsRus wrote:I’ve seen Russia do it in 1905, I’m not sure earlier than that is possible though unless there’s a lot of surrenders and NMRS.


I suspect no one but Russia could even do it that early.
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby HunsRus » 26 Feb 2021, 02:03

Linus803 wrote:
HunsRus wrote:I’ve seen Russia do it in 1905, I’m not sure earlier than that is possible though unless there’s a lot of surrenders and NMRS.


I suspect no one but Russia could even do it that early.


Yeah, probably not. MAYBE Germany cause that country also has both explosive growth potential as well as fleet access. The Russia game was 53025. Harpoon.
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby PippiLangKous » 26 Feb 2021, 16:55

Linus803 wrote:What's the earliest solo victory you've ever seen? I went through all my old games, and there were a couple Fall 1908 (Germany & Russia), but there was one Fall 1906 (Russia). That's INSANE. Anyone seen earlier than that? Is it even possible? (I'm sure some math guy can figure out the earliest possible victory.)


Math guy here. Easy question. If 6 powers all resign you can have a solo victory in 1901 ;)
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby PippiLangKous » 26 Feb 2021, 17:05

But a slightly more serious 'mathematical' approach. If other powers 'run away and hide', Russia can have 8 centers in fall 1901, 15 in fall 02 (possibly 16, didn't manage in my first attempt at looking at the map), and then win in '03. Can't win it sooner as you cannot more than double your centers in a year.

EDIT Max 15 after fall '02, as for 16 you would need to move Moscow and StP to vacant centers in 01 (Sweden and Rumania being your only options) and build 2 units in Moscow and Stp, and only 1 of those 2 new units can pick up another center (Norway)
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby Daddy Long Legs » 26 Feb 2021, 22:10

Mine is 1906 France, in my first full game of diplomacy. 184317

I was playing with inexperienced opponents and a few NMRs, but I think most of the cause of my victory was tricking opponents.
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Re: Earliest Solo Victory

Postby Oxmeister » 27 Feb 2021, 00:32

Like others 06, and with Russia.

To me a rapid solo feels less satisfying than a grinding one though.
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