Diplomacy. Session and why you should never give up at Diplomacy. Part 1 of 4.http://www.historygamer.com/2011/01/29/diplomacy-why-you-sho...
I cover a recent face to face game, and why you should never give up at Diplomacy.
I explain how it is possible to come back from near extinction in Diplomacy by using Diplomacy (talking to others from all around the board).
It is (almost) true to say that its never over until its over in this game, although when you are down to 3 units left (after the openign few moves), you are in trouble.
Firstly at the draw (whos going to play who) you should be thinking about which opponents might be friendly, which will be a problem and and which you think you can influence or attack.
I then go through the opening few moves of the game, drawing on my memory and the hastily scribbled notes submitted by the players. (If you had seen them, you'd know I'm pulling off a minor miracle here to even show this game vaugely accurately).
As Turkey I was close to getting a Christmas stuffing! (This was played during the Christmas holidays by the way). I was pretty friendless during the opening and on the verge of collapse.