In a game featuring four players who had joined the club in the past two years, it was cagey old vet Christian Kline who emerged with the board top in Game No. 103, played July 17 at Peter Yeargin’s home in Lakeview.
Kline, who joined the club in Game No. 3 back in January 2006, turned in a vintage performance. Drawing Russia, a country that has rebounded this season, he built only once in 1901, but followed that up with two in 1902, three in 1905 and four in 1907 to finish with 13 centers. It was Russia’s sixth outright board top of the season.
The final center count for the game, which ended in Spring 1909, were:
Click here to check out the supply center chart. Hopefully the players will post their comments below.
I showed up for the end of the game, and afterward we played a four-year game of Wilsonian Diplomacy, which was fun. Matt’s Turkey had 10 centers when we stopped playing to my nine-center France. Josh had six centers as England; John, four as Germany; Peter, three as Austria; and Aash and Christian, one each as Italy and Russia, respectively.
After the Wilsonian game, five of us met Meghan and some of her friends out for drinks. It was a good night.