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|Posted By: Nathan Hargrave|
Posted On: Dec 6, 2005
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.
|Posted By: Big Loser|
Posted On: Nov 18, 2005
Thanx for the advice i think i may try just that and see wat happens i love that yall love this game so much its just not my forte but i wish everyone who reads this and especially you the best of luck whenever you play this game (although i have learned that this game has nothing at all to do with luck) but like i was saying to everyone out there go play have fun and dominate in diplomacy because it truly is a game for the brain
|Posted By: Razare|
Posted On: Nov 16, 2005
Big Loser, the game is called diplomacy for a reason. Try to avoid having other nations hate you. Find a nation to make a deal with and work with that nation. If you are playing this game with people in real life and winning is this important to you, bribery is not out of the question. Give someone money to move how you want them to move; pay them half in advance, then the rest after they move like you want them to move. You might even try more subtle forms of bribery, giving a person who controls another nation a snack every day, or buy them lunch... be creative.
|Posted By: Matt|
Posted On: Nov 10, 2005
I just have to say it. I absolutely LOVE Italy. I've played probably around 20 games of diplomacy, and I've had the privilige of being Italy 3 times. Each time I decided to try a different strategy (attack austria, attack turkey, or attack france), and I've gotten first each time. I would have to say, though, that attacking austria right off the bat would be my least favorite option. I think Italy tends to get too marred up in the Trieste/Serbia area way too quickly. Attacking Turkey (Lepanto) worked, but there weren't any quick gains until I stabbed austria while Turkey was really weak. I think, on the whole, my favorite option is an attack on France. If you can get German support and Austrian non-aggression, Marseilles is as good as Italian in 1901. A lot of people advocate waiting to see the best available option, but I think a quick blitz of France is my favorite (however, it really all depends on who is playing and what you think you can make them believe).
|Posted By: big loser|
Posted On: Nov 10, 2005
|PART 2 (please read if u read other part|
OH YEAH I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT I DID NOT ACQUIRE THESE ENEMIES I BEGUN THE GAME KNOWING THAT THESE KIDS WANTED TO BRING ITALY DOWN THEY WANT TO SEE ME FAIL (SORRY JUST HAD TO GET THAT OUT)
|Posted By: big loser|
Posted On: Nov 10, 2005
|Too Late 4 ME? PLEASE READ AND RESPOND)|
CALLING ALL DIPLOMACY LOVERS HELP !!!!!!!!!(IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS ANY IDEA HOW I COULD COME BACK AS ITALY WITH ONLY ONE PIECE LEFT AND NO ALLIES NO FRIENDS AND EVERYONE IS MY ENEMY PLEASE WRITE ME IM DYING FOR SOME HELP!!!!!!! )omg i wish i had read this site four weeks ago we are playing diplomacy in my geometry class for a test grade and i am in no interested in anything this game has to offer of course i still don't truly understand this game. and i don't like it at all okay so the worst part is i am completely unexperienced completely untalented when it comes to this game and when we randomly chose our countries my country happened to be italy now after reading this site i see it is possible for me to have won this game but as of know if is over for me i am good as gone i only have one piece left and the players of austria turkey russia and england all hate me and so i was cursed from the begiinning i had no chance of winning and i didn'tknow sites like this existed this game is way too stressful for me i am the type to usually succeed at everything but this game has shut me down it has broken my spirit and even has made me cry multiple times because i cannot handle to be less thatn perfect andi hate losing i hate not being the best and i hate doing anything i am not giong to be good at i seriously had a mental breakdown and i don't think it was worth it so wat i am rying to get at is
IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS ANY IDEA HOW I COULD COME BACK AS ITALY WITH ONLY ONE PIECE LEFT AND NO ALLIES NO FRIENDS AND EVERYONE IS MY ENEMY PLEASE WRITE ME IM DYING FOR SOME HELP
|Posted By: toga boy|
Posted On: Aug 8, 2005
|its all in who you like|
i think that any nation can win if they have a good player, but i dislike italy or austria. sure, if you like the diplomatic intreague then play as austria, or if you like the navl power, play as italy. but i find it harder to win with those contries. i prefer to have england, france, or the turks.
|Posted By: msmasson|
Posted On: May 31, 2005
Turkey is one of my favorite contries to play. And I must say, that the Turkey-Austria alliance is by far the most fun I've had. Aslong as you have a good strong alliance with Austria, the team is unbeatable... then it's just a matter of duking it out at the end. LOL!
|Posted By: Tim|
Posted On: May 23, 2005
Hey everyone i wanna take a poll of my own, so could you just like, post the number of which alliance you think is best. Thanks.
Thanks for your input.
|Posted By: AlexanderTheGreat|
Posted On: Apr 25, 2005
Greek Rulez! Like to see a Greek-Russian great co-operation...
|Posted By: NICK WHITE|
Posted On: Apr 19, 2005
That is a good plan. I think the only way Germany or Austria can survive the early years is to ally with eachother. It is suicide to attack eachother.
|Posted By: Tim|
Posted On: Apr 17, 2005
Well, I suppose you do have a point, Nick. However, my point still stands that Germany eventually will conquer all of Europe, including your precious Scandinavia. But either way, im gonna continue to play this crazy crazy game. Germany+Austria-Hungary=a sure win. Germany drives west and makes a fake alliance with either France or England to take the other out. Meanwhile, Austria makes a fake alliance with Italy so it can turn its attention to Russia while Italy attacks Turkey. Then Germany and Austria reveal their alliance and destroy Italy and whatever country Germany took sides with. Flawless.
|Posted By: Geodos|
Posted On: Apr 16, 2005
Italy as fine as long as you maintain some interest in the Balkans - Greece, maybe even Serbia. A strong Italian-Russian alliance can work wonders!
|Posted By: Dan|
Posted On: Apr 12, 2005
I dont like the center of the action i prefer UK russia France or Turkey.
|Posted By: NICK|
Posted On: Apr 8, 2005
|GMNY COOL, BUT NO.|
Hey, man. You would have to consider local uprisings, like in France and Denmark and places like that. Besides the Vikings would return to Norway and kick some Nazi @$$...Maybe along with everything else while their at it.
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