Weasels near and far got back in action for June’s virtual Red Wednesday, with a rematch of the same western powers from May’s first board competing again in the same sphere. The game started with some excitement, as the eastern powers joined together to put maximum pressure on Munich in the Fall of 1901, but Ty’s Germany was spared a fast exit by a change of heart from Chris in Russia.
Out of the chaos some familiar lines developed: RT tended to get the better of the AI, while France and Germany got the jump on Ravi in England. Russia managed to pick up 3 centers in 1903 — eliminating Hal in Austria in the process — to vault them to a 9-center lead, but this only led to the RT breaking up while Wes’s France benefited from all the attention elsewhere to get the English home centers and turn on his German ally.
With the jumbled situation in the east keeping Sabi in Italy from moving west, France was able to push the advantage to a season-high 13-center board top, followed in center count by Tim’s 9-center Turkey and a 6-center Italy finish for Sabi. This article’s headline will get used many, many times if Wes Ketchum continues to play Diplomacy in Chicago.
Check out all the moves here.
|Austria||(Hal Schild)||0 centers||0.000 points|
|England||(Ravi Betzig)||1 centers||5.000 points|
|France||(Wes Ketchum)||13 centers||59.000 points|
|Germany||(Ty Floyd)||2 centers||6.000 points|
|Italy||(Sabrina Ahuja)||6 centers||10.000 points|
|Russia||(Chris Brown)||3 centers||7.000 points|
|Turkey||(Timothy Crosby)||9 centers||13.000 points|