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Posted By: Sara

Posted On: Jun 19, 2006
Views: 3577
Russia Rules

By far Russia has been the best to me. especially after that sweet alliance with Turkey. Austria was easily taken out.

Posted By: jconway

Posted On: Jun 15, 2006
Views: 3416
Best alliances


Though triple alliances are by far the best and most fun

Italy is the hardest to play since there are no easy attack options, only through an early alliance can Italy survive.

Though the same could be said of Austria but I play Austria pretty well.

Posted By: evan

Posted On: Jun 7, 2006
Views: 3380

i LOVE turkey so much, im doing so good in my history class, i would want france, their pos. just doesnt look great

Posted By: Timothy

Posted On: Apr 10, 2006
Views: 4293
Italy attacks France

If I were to attack France with Italy what would be the best first two season moves.

Posted By: me

Posted On: Mar 23, 2006
Views: 4651
reply to tim's "best alliance" question/post

1 is the best alliance; here's how good i think they all are:
3)helpful.but mostly pointless
4)can be very useful, but the otperson is too likely to attack you
7)theres no one left to attack but russia and italy so it gets boring

Posted By: mike

Posted On: Mar 23, 2006
Views: 4555

i have to agree with whatever-that-last-guy's-name-was:greg's an idiot

Posted By: gjdfkljsd

Posted On: Mar 13, 2006
Views: 3701

!@#$%you greg youre an idiot

Posted By: Greg

Posted On: Mar 10, 2006
Views: 3423

The name of the Italian game is "Patience."
If there was a 2nd word, it would be "Timing."

Agreed, if you can slip AVenice into Trieste in Sp01, then go for it. Also, if you know that neither Venice nor Tyrolia will be attacked then slide your 2 armies into both on Sp01.
Whatever you do, KEEP TALKING. If you can't manipulate the game from the "weak" Italian position, then you can't do it from anywhere!!!

PS Breaking into the South of France is a lot easier than it looks... you just need the right friends.

Posted By: Timothy

Posted On: Mar 2, 2006
Views: 3615

I play Diplomacy in school and allying with Austria against Turkey is suiside. In my experiance moving to to Tyrolia and Venice on the first turn to attack Austria is the best move for Italt.

Posted By: Joe Yo

Posted On: Feb 23, 2006
Views: 3441

What country should i use and what tips can u all give me in how to win the game, it is for school, i need extra credit

Posted By: D Fernandez

Posted On: Feb 7, 2006
Views: 3761

I recently had the misfortune of getting Italy as my power for my very first game. I was new to Diplomacy but I had heard Italy was the worst power to be. I didn't panic and I decided to get help, and I fopund it. Turkey fell into my back pocket. I then persuaded him to let me convoy to Greece by Fall 1901. This left me Tunis for the next fall. I then attacked Austria from the south and then from the west. After they were finished. I turned West to France and Turkey turned to Russia. I then won by collecting 18 centers from the already defeaten Germans and the stuggling French and English. Basically, dont panic if you are assigned Italy. It has the unique advantage of being able to be involved in both the main theaters(West and East)

Posted By: von Strab

Posted On: Jan 31, 2006
Views: 3720

Plain' for Italy boring 2 death...

Posted By: Tim

Posted On: Dec 15, 2005
Views: 4602

It seems to me that theres a whole lotta ways that Austria can end up dead in this game. Me personally, i enjoy the fun of the constant risk, let alone the skill that it takes to be an international diplomat with your surrounding nations. I still stick by my previous post though, if Germany and Austria ally (for real) and know what theyre doing, they pretty much can easily destroy the opposition.

Posted By: Xerxes

Posted On: Dec 6, 2005
Views: 4464

I am damn new at this game (I'm still on my first), but I am finding Italy to be hella enjoyable. I'm making assumptions here, but in a game with a bunch of newbies, grabbing marseilles is really easy, and a smart Italy (with Brit. help) should be able to divide France (if you count Spain and Portugal as french, which they might as well be) in a decent way so as to not be at each others throats while being powerful enough to kill most everyone. And if the mediterranean can be turned into an Italian Lake, losing should be really hard.
Perhaps this only works with the new and inexperianced (or not even, since my France killing attempts failed), but it is fun. Italy is perhaps the most needed ally after a country is destroyed, and can through around quite a bit of weight when it needs to.
Besides, being the fun nation doesn't require winning. It just requires ruining the well laid plans of others.

Posted By: Nathan Hargrave

Posted On: Dec 6, 2005
Views: 4281

In my opinion Russia is one of the best countries to play because there are so many possible allies. Russia can ally with Austria eliminate either germany or turkey, they can ally with germany and take austria, they can ally with france and take germany, they can ally with turkey and take austria, and my favourite is allying Italy to take austria.

Currently im playing a game where im russia, and right from the start austria and turkey decided that it would be in thier best interest to take me out. I played 2 years with no allies because every one was intent on destroying france who now has 2 units and has 1 year left at the most. So right from the beginning I took sweden, Rumania and the Black sea, which in my opinion is pivitol in gaining the balkans. But anyways in the coming seasons I made an enemy of austry by constantly attacking into thier borders sometimes successful. With the rest of the world including Italy and Germany intent on France's demise I was alone against two powers so I enlisted the help of Italy. I moved into Galacia and Italy supported my attack into Vienna which was successful then i in turn supported Italy into Trieste, and then Italy supported me into Budapest and we continued to leapfrog like that until austria was finished. I think Russia and Italy is an amazing alliance when you want to get rid of austria.

On to the point of Italy not being that great of a power, well I argue against that. I agree that Italy doesnt have that many choices for allies but the best thing for Italy to do is to goad germany, france and britian into a war between each other(Remember diplomacy doesn't always have to include yourself, it can be used as a weapon to get others to fight each other), this takes them out of your hair and allows you to deal with the east, i suggest making an alliance with Russia or even Turkey and taking Austria either from the top down(with russia) or from the bottom up(with turkey).Going top down with russia is best used when germany is out of your hair though otherwise it could turn disasterous.

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