Saturday, July 9, 2016

Diplomacy Game 2016 - It's Over

Our Diplomacy game ended tonight with the German player conceding to the Turkish player, citing the uncertain path of a German win and the desire not to prolong the game.   I thank the German player for this gracious decision, sorry as I am to see the game end.

Here are the final positions:

And here are the final standings:
1st place:  Turkey     15 SCs
2nd place: Germany   13 SCs
3rd place:  Italy    3 SCs
4th place:  Austria  2 SCs
5th place:  England    1 SC
The finishing players were:
Turkey:  The USA’s Jonathan Freitag  (
Germany:  The UK’s Edwin King (
Italy:  Australia’s Ben Gilmour (
Austria:  Canada’s Patrick Gilliland (
England:  Australia’s Mark Haughey (
Jonathan and Ben were new players in my online Dip games.    Edwin, Pat and Mark all played in the online Dip game I ran in 2014.   Mark kindly stepped into this game to replace the England player who dropped out.
So congratulations all.   I certainly enjoyed reading the diplomacy as it went back and forth, and as always I had the best seat in the house to watch the intrigue and maneuvers.  
I promised two painted miniatures, one to the top player and one to the best role player.
First choice is quite easy.  Jonathan managed a very convincing win, and I think could have dominated even against a German-Austrian alliance.   
Second choice is more difficult, as Jonathan’s Ankara What was a very convincing propaganda organ of the new Ottoman Empire, and showed lots of work, but the prize for best roleplaying goes Ben Gilmour.  Italy had several propaganda broadsheets of its own, and Ben’s diplomatic messages were always full of Italian brio and showed a consistent sense of humour.
Gentlemen, I shall give some thought to your prizes.   
Well done all and thank you for playing.    I may do this again in a year or two.


  1. That was good fun, Michael! Thank you!

  2. Congratulations to Turkey.....
    The rise of the Ottomans, brilliant.

  3. Well done Turkey, very entertaining thanks a lot.
    Best Iain

  4. Thanks for presenting that game Michael, and the great news articles/propaganda. What a blast!

  5. An interesting game to follow. We'll done mike to keep it going in so orderly a fashion. Congrats to the winners!

  6. Congratulations to the whole duplicitous lot of you.

    Well done Mike on keeping the momentum, a fatal problem for many an online game, going.

  7. Molto grazie, Michael. It was a lot of fun!


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