Myth Chaser Nate Cockerill nearly found the fabled Board of the Valkyries last Thursday at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. While he fell short of the all-female board, Nate set a Weasel record by persuading three members of the fairer sex to join us for a game of Diplomacy.
Game No. 226 got off to a late start due to a no-show. Fortunately, Nate was able to coax a third woman to the table to salvage the evening. Due to the late start, the players managed only four game-years. The game ended after the Fall 1904 turn in the following center counts:
Austria (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Nathan Cockerill): 3; 3.913 points.
France (Amber Bree): 8; 27.826 points.
Germany (Keith Ammann): 6; 15.652 points.
Italy (Courtney Stahl): 2; 1.739 points.
Russia (David St. John):6; 15.652 points.
Turkey (Bree Oliver): 9; 35.217 points.
Stahl had played once before and agreed to do so again to be our emergency seventh. Bree and Oliver were playing for the first time. Bree was no stranger to the game, as she’s been watching us play for a few years now. She’s our regular server at the Lion. Oliver planned to audit the game but was pressed into service when a player cancelled the night before.
"They both seemed hooked," Cockerill said. "Bree [Oliver] wants to play again in December."
"The women were pretty treacherous," he added.
Tell us something we don’t know.
Check out the supply center chart here.