Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Created and GM'ed by Nopunin10did. A 10 player variant set in Europe and the Mid-East just after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Optional rules available for currying the favor of Nuclear States (nuclear weapons however remain unavailable).
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Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 29 Sep 2017, 17:29

РАСПАД
Dissolution: 2004 Autumn Orders


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Осенние приказы - Autumn Orders
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Разрешение ходов - Adjudication
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2004 Autumn Adjudication
2004 Autumn Retreats Irrelevant (set to default)
GAME OVER: Kazakhstan Solo Victory

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DRAW PROPOSAL REJECTED:
5-way draw (DIAS)

VOTES YES
Ethiopia
Saudi Arabia

VOTES NO
Kazakhstan

DID NOT VOTE (Counts as NO)
Poland
Yugoslavia

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HEADLINES

(In lieu of my regular headlines, this season's press was player-generated and
 can be found in a subsequent post.)

 
ORDERS

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Player Powers
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ET  Ethiopia                ColonelApricot
   
    A Syr-Inc-Tbz           Void: Incomplete convoy; Dislodged by A Lev (3v1)
    A Naj - UAE             Bounced 1v1
    A Irq S Syr - Tbz       Void: Incomplete convoy; Dislodged by F Per (2v1)
    F GOm S UAE - Shi       Void: No such order
    A Trp-Ion-Alb           Bounced 1v2
    F Lev - Syr             Bounced 1v3
    A Riy - Dmm
    F Ion C Trp - Alb
    W Khm C Eri - Geo       Incomplete convoy
    F Ara - Kch             Bounced 1v2
    A Eri-Khm-Kra-Geo       Void: Incomplete convoy
   
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KA  Kazakhstan              WakaKafkaFlame
   
    A Ias S Shi - Buc
    F Cas S Tbz H
    A EGe - Gda
    W Teh C Shi - Buc
    A Kch S Blo H           Cut by F Ara
    A Blo S Kch H
    A Tbz S Per - Irq
    A Ast - Khk
    A Khk - Kyv
    F Geo H
    A Shi-Teh-Buc
   
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PO  Poland                  pjkon
   
    A Ols S EGe - Gda
    A Svn - Aus
    A Leb - Syr
    A Poz S EGe - Gda
    A BSt H
    A Aus - Pra
   
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SA  Saudi Arabia            Walshie71
   
    A UAE H
   
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YU  Yugoslavia              Subotai45
   
    A Cro H
    A Kyv - Sev
    A Ode S Khk - Kyv
    A Mon - Alb
    F Azo S Ast - Khk
    W Buc H                 Dislodged by A Shi (2v1)
    F GAn S Leb - Syr
    F Bla S Kyv - Sev
   
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Neutral Nuclear Powers
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NA  NATO
   
    W Avi H
    F Den H
    A Fra H
    A Gre S Mon - Alb
    W Inc S Leb - Syr
    F Izm H
    W Ram H
   
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RU  Russia

    W Kal H
    W Kra S Eri - Geo       Void: Incomplete convoy
    A Mos H
    A Sve H

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IN  India

    A Del H
    W Mum H
   
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IS  Israel

    W Isr - Leb             Bounced (sortie)
   
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US  United States Navy

    F Per - Irq
    F Cre H

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RETREATS

ET  Ethiopia (default retreats due to game over)

    A Iraq attempted to retreat to Jordan and collided with A Syria
    A Syria attempted to retreat to Jordan and collided with A Iraq
   
YU  Yugoslavia

    W Bucharest was destroyed
   
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FAVOR LOSSES

PO  Poland

    Lost 1 favor w/ Israel (Dislodged Syria without Israeli support)
   
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UPDATED FAVOR LEVELS
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Favor with:     NATO    Russia  India   Israel  US Navy
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Ethiopia        3F      5F      5F      5F      3F
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Kazakhstan      5F      3F      5F      5F      5F
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Poland          5F      5F      5F      3F      5F
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Saudi Arabia    5F      5F      5F      5F      5F   
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Yugoslavia      5F      5F      5F      5F      5F 
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VP HISTORY
                                End of Year (1900+)        * = Oil
                                ----------------------------------
    Power           Color       91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99
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EG  Egypt           Black        5   7*  9* 10*  9*  8*  8*  8*  5*
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ET  Ethiopia        Lt. Green    4   7   9*  9  11* 13* 12* 16* 18*
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IR  Iran            Silver       5*  6*  2   0   0   0   0   0   0
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KA  Kazakhstan      Teal Blue    4*  6*  8* 11* 12* 13* 16* 16* 18*
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PA  Pakistan        Dark Green   6   7   9*  9* 10* 10*  8*  2*  2*
------------------------------------------------------------------
PO  Poland          Magenta      4   7   7   9   9  10  11  12  11
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RO  Romania         Yellow       4   6   8   5   5   2   0   0   0
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SA  Saudi Arabia    Olive Drab   3*  4*  3*  2*  1*  1*  2*  2*  2*
------------------------------------------------------------------
UK  Ukraine         Vivid Blue   5   3   2   1   1   1   1   0   0
------------------------------------------------------------------
YU  Yugoslavia      Red          3   6   9  10  11  12  14  16  16
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Neutral Minors:
    Asia                         6   2   2   1   1   1   0   0   0
    Europe                      12   6   2   2   2   1   0   0   0
    MENA                        11   5   2   2   0   0   0   0   0
------------------------------------------------------------------   
Other: 
    US Navy (Blocked)            0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0
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==================================================================

VP HISTORY (continued)
                                End of Year (2000+)        * = Oil
                                ----------------------------------
    Power           Color       00  01  02  03  04 
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EG  Egypt           Black        3*  0   0   0   0
------------------------------------------------------------------
ET  Ethiopia        Lt. Green   18* 18* 19* 21* 20*
------------------------------------------------------------------
KA  Kazakhstan      Teal Blue   19* 21* 21* 21* 30*     SOLO WIN
------------------------------------------------------------------
PA  Pakistan        Dark Green   0   0   0   0   0
------------------------------------------------------------------
PO  Poland          Magenta     13  13  13  12   9
------------------------------------------------------------------
SA  Saudi Arabia    Olive Drab   2*  2*  1*  2*  2*
------------------------------------------------------------------
YU  Yugoslavia      Red         17  18  18* 16  10
------------------------------------------------------------------
Other: 
    US Navy (Blocked)            0   0   0   0   1
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Осенние отступления - Autumn Retreats
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Победа в Казахстане - Victory for Kazakhstan
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Расположение - Favor Tracker (After Autumn)
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 29 Sep 2017, 17:29

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Kazakh Player Press

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The New York Times: October 15, 2004
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 29 Sep 2017, 17:30

Please feel free to reply to this thread with your After-Action Reports. I will submit my own at some point as well.
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby WakaKafkaFlame » 29 Sep 2017, 18:24

Dear All,

I will do a proper AAR sometime either later this evening or tomorrow. As it stands, I'm still digesting a lot of what happened.

A big thank you to Alex, who not only took the time to put this really interesting and fun sandbox together, but who also maintained it for our enjoyment. It has been a blast, and I've learned a heck of a lot about Diplomacy from this variant. The last six-ish months have been a ton of fun.

To all of the other players, thank you. I've had a really positive first experience on PlayDip, and this is in large part because of the group of players that we collected for this match. I also appreciate everyone's tenacity, creativity, and backstabbery throughout the process. This match, more than any other that I've played in the past, really took it out of me; and that very much was because of the level of skill collected for this match. A great group of players, and I'm looking forward to seeing most of you in the upcoming TTT.

Again, thanks to everyone. Well played on all parts.

Cheers,

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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 29 Sep 2017, 18:50

Colonel Apricot is in the news a lot lately... had no idea thats what he looked like though! ;)
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby Subotai45 » 29 Sep 2017, 20:55

Good game all, but especially Kaz. You've been a tough foe for months, and a good ally at the very end.

This isn't how I hoped this would turn out, but it was a satisfying game.
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby WarSmith » 29 Sep 2017, 20:57

Only came in for a short while...
Found it very hard going, got murdered fast ;)
Well played Kazakhstan! Yakshamash!
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby Subotai45 » 29 Sep 2017, 21:01

Also Poland was a fantastic ally, wouldn't have survived without his tactical advice at every turn.
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 29 Sep 2017, 22:03

And now, for some graphs!

First, the Victory Point history:

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Dissolution VP History Graph
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Next, some data about DP usage:
http://tinyurl.com/dissolution-2017-playtest

I'll have a separate post that includes the revelation of all specific DP expenditures, but this should give you some idea of different players' spending habits. The "EX" column combines DP points spent by already-eliminated players.
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Re: Распад: 2004.08 Autumn (Game Over & AAR's)

Postby pjkon » 29 Sep 2017, 22:10

Excellent article Waka.

I have to ask, both you and CA, at the end of the game, had Yugoslavia and I stopped Kazakstan for one more season would you both have agreed to a draw?

I want to know if I did the right thing in allowing the victory when I did, which is why I ask.

I will write a more comprehensive AAR soon. Thank you to subs for his kind comments, but ultimately my tactics lost the game so I don't know how helpful they ultimately were. Hopefully both they and my diplomacy will improve for TTT. I second Waka's opinion about the concentration of skill in this game. I have never played with a more committed and skillful group of players, and appropriately this game marks my first defeat in Forum games outside of a chaos game.
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