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DipNES03 - Stab in the Dark

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by LightFang, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    How exactly does a convoy work?
     
  2. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    Let's assume that you're England. Let's also assume that you type orders up in the style I was taught.

    You have an Army in London [A(Lon)]. You want to move it to Belgium [Bel].

    The simplest way to do it would be to use the least amount of fleets necessary. So, you need a fleet in the English Channel or the North Sea [F(Eng) or F(Nth)].

    Let's say you have a fleet in the English channel [F(Eng)]
    Your orders go like this:

    A(Lon)-Bel
    F(Eng) C A(Lon)-Bel

    Deciphered as:
    Army in London moves to Belgium.
    Fleet in English Channel CONVOYS Army in London moving to Belgium.

    If you need to traverse across more than one Sea Area, than you need a participating fleet in each area.

    So, in theory, you could do A(Syr)-Stp by something like...

    F(Eas) C A(Syr)-Stp
    F(Aeg) C A(Syr)-Stp
    F(Ion) C A(Syr)-Stp

    etc.

    If you want to disrupt a convoy, you can make the army bounce off the place where it's going to land, or you have to dislodge a ship in the convoy chain.

    Anything that I missed?
     
  3. jeps

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    If I were to have a fleet in the North Sea, and it convoys an army from Yorkshire to Holland.

    F nor C A yor - hol

    EDIT: LF beat me to it.

    and orders once I get one thing of diplo back.
     
  4. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    The easy way to think about it is that telling a fleet to convoy makes it a (conveyor) bridge. An army could move from A to B if they are adjacent, or if there is a connecting bridge (no matter how long) between them.
     
  5. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    Okay, I just realized that I had a band concert on Thursday (yay, I'm a dodohead)!

    So if you're late, okay, but I shan't be delayed by more than one or two hours, I hope.

    Moral: Get those orders in anyway. >:p
     
  6. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Orders sent!
     
  7. jeps

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    LI - i suggest you play around in jDip. its really helping me understand the game. (I believe this is your first time playing as well, so...)
     
  8. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    Azale, MjM, would you guys like to send orders? :<
     
  9. Azale

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    Yes! Gimme some minutes!

    Can't believe I forgot, probably because it's not in my sig. Sorry!
     
  10. MjM

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  11. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    Update 1
    Spring 1901

    Headlines from around the world

    AMERICA STILL UNDER CHAOS. NO WORD IN OR OUT.

    CHINA SUCCESSFULLY KEEPS JAPAN OUT OF MANCHURIA. JAPAN SIGNS HUMILIATING PEACE TREATY.

    INDIA THROWS OFF BRITISH RULE; BRITAIN'S FINAL COLONY IS NO MORE.

    REVOLUTIONIST ERNESTO GUEVARA DE LA SERNA STRIKES CIVIL WAR IN BRAZIL; DELAYS SOUTH AMERICAN UNIFICATION.

    --

    The gears of war are rolling into motion across Europe. Armies are being mobilized, fleets sent out to garrison important areas of water.

    The diplomats have all met in what seemed to be the last cry for peace.

    There is the Balkan Question: Recently freed, will the diminished anachronistically named Ottoman Empire retake the lands?

    There is the Netherlands Question: Having collapsed, what will England do about the daggers pointed at her throat?

    In November 1900, the Council of Venice was held. Delegates from the seven remaining powers in Europe -- England, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and France -- met in Venice to talk of peace. Negotiations immediately broke down almost as soon as they started.

    It is too late now. Too many troops have been called into service, and too many politicians vie for power in the vacuum created by the Depression.

    Ireland has collapsed entirely. Its government has descended into anarchy and neutrality. Its poor possible output does not justify an invasion. All countries have agreed to allow the religiously divided country settle its own civil war.

    Switzerland, banking capital of the world, remains, as always, neutral. All countries have agreed to respect its neutrality. The Alps stand as a good defense, as always.

    The first one to mobilize was Germany. The self-declared Kaiser looks to be pushing for the West.

    Meanwhile, the British Royal Navy has struck for the English Channel.

    France mobilizes to finally annex the Iberian Peninsula, finally bringing to fruition the old saying: "The Pyrenees no longer exist."

    Meanwhile, the Turks take the Black Sea under the Sultan's orders while the Czar makes a strike for Galicia. The Archduke moves into Tyrolia, a traditionally contested source of land, as well as Serbia, crushing the little country's ambitions of becoming huge.

    It is chaos in Europe.

    For more on the European situation, see International Politics on page 4.

    --

    The situation in America is tense. Nothing can explain the sudden collapse of a Great Power so quickly, so decisively. Terrorists? It must be.

    Washington D.C. has been closed off. No cars anywhere. Radio airwaves are still on, but there are no news. Static plagues most channels, and the few that are still up are "entertainment", mindless, trivial things that serve to distract people.

    I don't know what's happened, but it must be bad. I'm trapped in the White House. The Vice President is dead, at his own hands. Nobody will tell me anything. Maybe nobody knows anything.

    But they can't seal everything away forever. I heard...a war in Europe. It's connected to us somehow, I can feel it. But how? I don't understand...

    Spring 1901 Movements
    Spoiler :


    Fall 1901
    Spoiler :


    Next Orders Due: April 30, 2007, at 20:00 PST.
     
  12. jeps

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    LF, I have a few problems with your update.

    1- I went to the ENGLISH channel. NOT france. (you did it right, obviously BUT you wrote it in a way that might change the game.)

    2- what about newfoundland, the british isles in the caribbean, and our many other african colonies?

    Nice update though.
     
  13. Lord_Iggy

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    Um, television and airplanes haven't been invented yet...

    Nice update though. I like the storyish writeup much more than just a rehash of the moves (we can see 'em on the map).
     
  14. Azale

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    Woot, take that Bulgaria!
     
  15. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    @Everybody: Thanks for poking holes in my quick story! That wasn't being sarcastic. It's a good measure of how much BS I can think of and write in around 20 minutes. It's good practice for the IB Program. :D

    @j_eps:
    1- Oh, I wasn't thinking, pardon me. ^^;
    2- We can infer that all your colonies failed due to the collapse and that it wasn't worth holding onto them what with all the problems at home.

    @Iggy:
    1- Alternate timeline where everything is different?! :O I mean, if the Ottomans have already collapsed by 1900, and the Japanese are invading Manchuria at 1900, and stuff, let's just say it's about a generation ahead.

    That and that's the stuff we're talking about in Euro right now, so that's the kind of stuff you guys get. >:|
     
  16. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Yes, but these are things decades away (practical flight and tv).

    Nations acting crazy: Fine

    Time-traveling inventors from the future giving us stuff: Not so fine.
     
  17. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    Oh, fine, you evil butt. >:|
     
  18. Foozicaba

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    you know... britain might not even get a build turn just looking at the situation
     
  19. jeps

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    go former currency of france yourself.
     
  20. MjM

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