I’m short on time, so this will be brief. Alex Amann, the Connecticut Yankee now living in the Bay Area, has been a dues-paying Weasel for two years now. Last night, he finally played in one of our league games.
In town for the ScavHunt at the University of Chicago, Amann had a free night on Wednesday and asked me to organize a game in his honor. I did. And the son of a bitch paid me back by running the Central Powers System in my family room.
Game No. 212 ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:
England (Jim O’Kelley): 6; 15.254 points.
France (Ben DiPaola): 1; 0.424 points.
Germany (Matt Kade): 5; 10.593 points.
Italy (Nate Cockerill): 8; 27.119 points.
Russia (Ted Phillips): 3; 3.814 points.
Turkey (Peter Lokken): 1; 0.424 points.
Check out the supply center chart here. Here are few things worth noting on and off the chart.
- Nate Cockerill snaked three centers as Italy in 1901, the second Italian player to turn the trick in the past two months. (The other was my son Kevin.)
- I got my first build as England in 1905.
- Ted Phillips jumped out to seven centers as Russia by 1902 and had three northern fleets. He promptly squandered all his momentum with a series of misorders. In all, he misordered seven units, which may be a club record and certainly sets a new benchmark for tactical ineptitude.
- Is there a nickname somewhere in all those mistakes? Probably, but it comes too late. Ted showed up with a Strawberry Shortcake notebook, so we’re now calling him Cake.
Perhaps the other players will have observations to contribute. I’m going to bed.
Next up for the Weasels is a third straight Wednesday night game. This time, we’ll be back at the Red Lion on the 15th. We still need players, so how about signing up?