"Why are the streets of Paris lined with trees?" asks the old joke. The punchline, "So the Germans can march in the shade."
Last night at Guthrie’s Tavern, however, it was Jim O’Kelley’s French armies who had the easy march. In 1901, the French strolled into Munich, and in 1903, they sauntered into Kiel while also taking Belgium and Holland by force.
The hapless German in this role reversal was Carlos Otero, who was eliminated in 1904. His last unit was dislodged from St. Petersburg in the Fall.
Otero was the only casualty on the evening. Game No. 183 ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:
Check out the supply center chart here.
Next up is a game tomorrow at Ted McClelland’s home in Rogers Park. We still need a seventh, so speak up if you want to play. Else we draft one of the regulars. In the meantime, maybe we can get some of last night’s players to share their thoughts. If nothing else, let’s hope Morrison chimes in with some of the random quotes we heard, both from our fellow players and other tavern patrons.