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Posted By: Otto

Posted On: Nov 3, 2003
Views: 3750
Turkey

Turkey is in a great defensive position, if a limited offensive one, so the impatient player my be frustrated by Turkey.
But a player with patience, negotiating and movement skill can get to 6 units, and then who can stop you!
Every time I play with Turkey (last time a win) I do well.


Posted By: Daryl

Posted On: Oct 30, 2003
Views: 3888
France

I take it by inversing this poll, France is the country people would most like to play. England's attack on France is better than that on Germany, and as for Germany, they can't be bothered, like France, to build up a sufficient navy AT THE START to oppose Britain.
To get 2 builds with France in the first year leaves the position rather stretched. Either you have used your 2 armies therefore leaving burgundy open for the Huns to waltz in, or you have used your fleet leaving the English an offering of a way into Europe.
Taking Belgium and perhaps one of the southern supply centres would probably work, but this falls down to co-operation from England or Germany. With the channel and burgundy exposed, the temptation for an Anglo-German alliance may prove to strong.

p.s. Does anyone know of somewhere where i can play diplo online where it actually works or is interested in an email game adjudicated by ourselves, please email me.


Posted By: Jeff R

Posted On: Oct 29, 2003
Views: 3612
Austria?

How is austria or turkey that bad?

Austria can make quite the alliance with Russia or Turkey... better off with Russia. German nationalism and a wise italy usually help Austria survive, if not win.

France and Italy suck. Once Italy and Germany gang up on france and show how easy it is to dismantle, it really starts to suck. Iberia, shmeria...

Anyone in the phoenix area looking for players, email me. I can get a nice group almost any day of the week.

Jeff


Posted By: The Corporal

Posted On: Oct 27, 2003
Views: 3622
Italy Supreme

Italy is one of the most interesting countries to play. If you're looking for a quick result and some points for a ranking, the negative attitude towards this Great Power might be understood, but the real Diplomacy player is usually more interested in a challeging game than in a snappy victory.


Posted By: Virginie

Posted On: Oct 2, 2003
Views: 4267
Austria...yeah...

A few years back I was of the same opinion as Odysseus so I've really focused on playing Austria as much as I could. My conclusion is that although you can sometimes work you way out, your elimination is much more a consequence of being an easy target for your neighbours then of your lack of skills.
Every now and then you'll have a good game, Italy will be busy on the west side and Tukey/Russia would be wasting time together but this is *very* rarely (although not all the time) irrelevant to what you did or didn't do.

Just an opinion based on many attempts at proving that Austria had just as much potential as Italy.

Virginie


Posted By: Aerendar Valandil

Posted On: Oct 1, 2003
Views: 4291
Poll

Austria and Italy are IMO very interesting to play, more so than Turkey. You're in such a damn corner.


Posted By: Odysseus

Posted On: Sep 29, 2003
Views: 4281
PANSIES!!!!

You are a bunch of pansies! Granted, Austria is nearly impossible to play for the average player, but you are in the center of the action. It is a true test of a Diplomacy player.


Posted By: Andreas H.

Posted On: Sep 25, 2003
Views: 3650
typical

Could the outcome really be much different? Anyway, a grand idea to try and update the preferences in the 21st century.


Posted By: Yourfat Her

Posted On: Sep 20, 2003
Views: 3682
why should I write this

hey, your survey is nice, NOT!


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