$10.00
Recommend
25 
 Thumb up
 Hide
3 Posts

Friedrich» Forums » Sessions

Subject: Steffen Schröder is 2012 Friedrich World Champion rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
richard sivel
Germany
berlin
Unspecified
flag msg tools
designer
mb
This is a short summary of the 2012 FWC final.

Players:
Prussia: Manni Wichmann
Russia: Anton Telle
Austria: Christian Blattner
France: Steffen Schröder

In the South, Manni made a quite typical opening: Friedrich himself started to chase the Imperial Army, while in Silesia the Prussian generals screened the objective cities. Against Russia, East Prussia was given up without any fight in turn 3, and in the same turn there was the first battle in the Neumark, starting with −7 for Prussia (Dohna against 14 troops of Saltikov and Fermor). The Hanoverians abandoned all their objectives until turn 6 as well.

Anton kept attaçking with high troop superiority all through in clubs against Dohna in the Neumark from turn 3 to 8. In turn 8, the Swedes joined in a follow-up attack and Dohna had to retreat for the first time. The Prussian Neumark defense started to crumble.

However, the real big bang was achieved in Saxony! In the same turn 8, Christian Austrians attacked the stacked Prussian defenders. Manni played repeatedly on zero, thus emptying the Austrian diamond hands, but depleting his own hand as well almost completely. This was Hildis big hour! Directly attacking after the massive diamonds onslaught, he defeated the Prussians heavily and gave them a −7 retreat!!

It seemed that the time had come to write Prussia's epitaph! However, Manni showed all his mastery of improvisation. All expected the complete Prussian breakdown in Saxony until turn 11. But with clever Guerilla tactics and Hanoverian help, Manni was able to consolidate his positions. In the meantime, Russia made fierce attacks again and again, and also Steffens French were besieging Magdeburg.

In turn 9, the first hope for Prussia appeared: The fate called India to fall. Directly after, however, bad news: Lord Bute. How long could Prussia manage to withstand now? Silesia was since 3 turns in Austrian control. Alone, Austria lacked the diamonds for the deathblow... and Prussia was given a bit more time for her dire straits.

In turn 12, the Tsarina died. Was there a miracle of the House of Brandenburg at the horizon?

No! Only few turns later, Laudon finished his long march via Berlin to Magdeburg and defeated the Prussian defenders there. This broke the Prussian defense into pieces, and when Manni had used up all his chess-clock time and had to play on the stop clock, it was over: Steffen Schröder was able to flag his last needed objective (Magdeburg) and became Friedrich World Champion 2012!

For more info, see: http://www.histogame.de/e_FWM2012.html

15 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Ty Wyman
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Congratulations Steffan! Vanquishing two past champions is quite a feat.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
richard sivel
Germany
berlin
Unspecified
flag msg tools
designer
mb
The detailed turn-by-turn-report of 2012 FWC final game is online now.

The first 7 turns are implemented so far. The next will follow soon.

have fun!

3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.