Season of the Witch

The calendar tells us that Halloween is in two short weeks. That explains the tacky decorations sprouting all over my neighborhood. It may also explain the result of last night’s Diplomacy game at Guthrie’s Tavern.


Game No. 223 ended by time limit in a 12-center board top by the Wicked Witch of the South. In second with nine centers was the Wicked Witch of the North. The final center counts were:

Austria (Matt Sundstrom): 0; 0.000 points.
England (David St. John): 9; 28.322 points.
France (Nathan Cockerill): 6; 12.587 points.
Germany (Mike Morrison): 3; 3.147 points.
Italy (Matt Kade): 4; 5.594 points.
Russia (Josh Heffernan): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Chris Kelly): 12; 50.350 points.

The supply center chart is here.

Next up is the Weasel Royale on Oct. 26 at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove. The Royale starts with the power selection ceremony at 11 a.m. The sixth annual Undercard Game will start following the ceremony. We still have room on the Undercard, so sign up. It should be a fun event.



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  1. David St John

    I can try my hand at a brief writeup, but I’m afraid it might be biased towards action on my side of the board. Maybe the wicked witch of the South can supply his perspective as well and we will have a better picture of how the game went.

    England and France came out of the blocks with an obvious alliance, Germany responding by allowing Russia into Sweden and moving fleets towards the North Sea in 1902. Russia also came out allied with Turkey, Italy joining in on a three country attack in the South against Austria.

    Russia and Germany were stalled on the front against England and France. Turkey got the lion’s share of Austria, and promptly turned his attention towards the Russian centers in the south, while Italy had his own problems against France preventing him from checking Turkey. As Russia collapsed, Germany was persuaded to turn on Russia and abandon the Western front, after which followed a prompt French/English invasion of Munich, Holland, Kiel, Denmark, and Sweden.

    England got the lion’s share of this carve up, provoking a new alliance between France and Germany. This freed Italy up to take on Turkey. In the end, Turkey won the support of Germany against England in northern Russia, and played well against Italy, securing the board top. England managed to hold against a full court press in the northern seas, ending with the supply center count you see.

    Thanks to all who played, I really enjoyed the game! And it confirmed everything I wrote in the last game thread about the E/F alliance in the bar game. Cheers.

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