May 2, 2003:
This game of the Colonia VII-B is also being published in The Abyssininan Prince, published since forever by one of the players, Jim Burgess. This is the first real game of Diplomacy ("regular" or variant) that I have ever GM-ed (test match Harem Scarem notwithstanding), so I'm excited by the prospect.
The test match between Konrad, Jim and Dave Partridge was called Harem Scarem, after a Three Stooges short feature. To continue the tradition, I decided to call this one "A Merry Mixup", after another Three Stooges short feature. It was one of their later efforts, with Joe Besser, and alas was rather lame. The idea of having three of each Stooge running around could have worked better, but the idea of having nine Stooges and nine game players seemed to match perfectly.
|Austria:||Konrad Baumeister||konradbaumeister of hotmail.com|
|China:||David Hood||dhood of PHD-LAW.com|
|England:||Dave Partridge||rebhuhn of rocketmail.com|
|France:||John Power||natjohn2 of comcast.net|
|Netherlands:||Stephen Koehler||sdk of koehlercordes.com|
|Ottoman:||Paul Rauterberg||trauterberg of wi.rr.com|
|Portugal:||Jim Burgess||burgess of TheWorld.com|
|Russia:||Rick Desper||rick_desper of yahoo.com|
|Spain:||Robert Paquin||robert.paquin2 of sympatico.ca|
|GM:||Harold Reynolds||hjreynolds2 of rogers.com (home),
harold.reynolds of generation5.net (work)
This game has a lot of spaces, and the abbreviations for them are sometimes not what one would expect (e.g. Pru for Peru, but Psa for Prussia). I therefore recommend that you submit your orders using the full names of the territories, unless it's blindingly obvious what the abbreviations are. If I find an order that doesn't seem to make sense, I'll ask for confirmation, rather than let you find out the hard way that you made a mistake. Call me Carebear 8-), but I don't want to see someone's carefully wrought plans go down the tubes due to a typo. Any obvious tactical blunder, however, will be processed without comment... 8-)
Orders will be adjudicated as soon as the last set is in (or as close as possible, given my lack of free time). Results will be posted to this web site and mailed out to all participants as soon as possible. I'll also include a map (in PostScript format) showing the moves and another showing the resulting positions will also be sent out. Let me know if you have problems with PostScript. A jpeg image (see below) and links to the Postscript maps will also be posted to this page for easy reference any time.
There will be four seasons, the usual Spring and Fall, Summer for any adjustments required as a result of the Spring moves, and Winter for move adjustments and builds/disbands. Each will be handled separately.
In the event of an adjudication error on my part (and I occasionally have problems destroying units that in fact have a retreat), I will correct it as soon as it is brought to my attention. I hope that there will not be too many of these! So be sure to check over your results and make sure that they make sense. I can get quite distracted at home, and may miss something, especially when things start getting complicated.
Press is encouraged! Anything broadcast to all players (and me, of course) will be considered press, and will be recorded in the press section of the adjudication. Anything appended to your orders that is specifically labeled as press will also be published. Private communications to me will remain so. White press (you representing yourself) and grey press (where you use some humourous byline not meant to impersonate another player) is also acceptable. For example, if a French unit is headed for Ohio, another player could issue press headlined from Ohio bemoaning the arrival of the occupiers, etc. No black press (impersonating someone else), or anything nasty, slanderous, insulting, etc, will be allowed. But you are all mature, seasoned Diplomats who wouldn't do that sort of thing anyways. 8-) This is just for the record.
|Year||Spring Moves||Summer Retreats||Fall Moves||Winter Adjustments|
|1750||May 12, 2003||Not required||May 17, 2003||May 31, 2003|
|1751||June 19, 2003||Not required||July 6, 2003||July 15, 2003|
|1752||August 25, 2003||Not required||September 11, 2003||September 30, 2003|
|1753||October 25, 2003||November 4, 2003||November 23, 2003||December 1, 2003|
|1754||December 24, 2003||December 31, 2003||January 23, 2004||January 29, 2004|
|1755||February 22, 2004||March 1, 2004||March 22, 2004||April 6, 2004|
|1756||April 26, 2004||May 1, 2004||May 23, 2004||May 30, 2004|
|1757||June 20, 2004||June 23, 2004||July 18, 2004||July 30, 2004|
|1758||August 18, 2004||August 20, 2004||September 13, 2004||September 20, 2004|
|1759||October 12, 2004||October 17, 2004||November 7, 2004||November 14, 2004|
|1760||December 7, 2004||December 9, 2004||January 14, 2005||January 27, 2005|
|Volumes 1-17 (Spring 1750 - Winter 1758) (Had to remove -- took too much disk space. Available upon request.)|
|Volume 20 (Spring and Summer 1759).||Volume 21 (Fall and Winter 1759).|
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