GGMM Diplomacy Game: Spring, 1941

In the German city of Lüderitz, South West German Africa, Kaiserin Wilcox recieves the following letter:

My esteemed Kaiserin,

I write to you in some haste, as we find ourselves in tumultuous times. You have certainly heard that the powers of Europe are at war, and as yet, there is no formal alliance between any of them. Considering the state of affairs, it is imperative that you remain where you are. No force can be spared to escort you, and there is no guarantee of safety in the homeland. We of the National Science Party will properly manage things in your absence.

Sincerely, Colonel Rudol Von Stroheim

Von Stroheim, has, in a single paragraph, declared the National Sceince Party, his party, as the ruling entity in the German Empire. Kaiserin Wilcox is trapped in her own colony. Safe, prosperous even, but effectively exiled by her own advisors.

England’s exceptional Navy moves into the English Channel and North Sea, asserting its control over the ocean. Tension in the Balkans rises as many powers move into positions that threaten their current neutrality. France begins its movement into the Iberian Peninsula seeking aide from once great nations.

Orders Resolution
Italy:
F Nap—Ion —> Succeeds
A Ven Holds
A Rom—Apu —> Succeeds

Russia:
F Sevastopol—Black Sea —> Fails
F St. Petersburg—G.of Bothnis —> Succeeds
A Moscow—Ukraine —> Succeeds
A Warsaw—Galicia —> Succeeds

France:
A Marseilles—Spain —> Succeeds
A Paris—Picardy —> Succeeds
F Brest Holds

Britain:
F Edn—Nth —> Succeeds
F Lon—Eng —> Succeeds
A Lvp—Yor —> Succeeds

Austria:
F Tri—Adr —> Succeeds
A Vie—Tri —> Succeeds
A Bud—Rum —> Succeeds

Turkey:
A Con—Bul —> Succeeds
A Smy—Con —> Succeeds
F Ank—Bla —> Fails

Germany:
F Kiel—Holland —> Succeeds
A Berlin—Kiel —> Succeeds
A Munich—Bohemia —> Succeeds

GGMM Diplomacy Game: Spring, 1901

War in Europe seemed inevitable. The armies of each nation had prepared themselves for the on coming battle, one that would hopefully be short. However, a small group of leaders realized the danger there was in the instigation of war amoungst the powers of Europe. Premier du Croissant met with his adversary, Abdul Hamid of the Ottoman Empire. Putting aside their countries’ historically tenuous relationship, they discussed the danger that a total war across Europe presented to the people of both of their nations. Together, they called for the leaders of all of the other major European powers to meet and speak on what actions could be taken to avoid the outbreak of the great war. On April 1st, 1901 in the city of Marseilles a united European treaty was formed:

The rulers present here today have recognized the grave risk that a total war could bring to Europe. In order to preserve the peace and prosperity of the new century, by the obligation to the maintenance of justice and mutual respect here by agree not to take overt or covert military action against one another in the honoring of this treaty.

Signed,

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey, King-Minister Benold Hanover of Britannia, Kaiser Otto von Cox of Germany, Prince Patrick Patsburg III of Austria, Tsar Nicola Laurence of Russia, King Mario de Spaghetti of Italy, and Premier du Croissant

April 1st, 1901

The Treaty of Marseilles was maintained for 40 years unbroken. But one by one, the rulers were replaced as the old royalty died off and were replaced by their children or another form of government entirely. The young blood of King-Minister Benjamin Hanover calls back to the ferocity of his Grandfather Benold, who was the first King to also take the seat of Prime Minister. In Germany, Kaiserin Emilie von Wilcox was appointed by her uncle as the successor to the empire after she demonstrated her tactical competence in Africa. King Mario Spaghetti Laurence of Italy and Tsar Ropa Laurence of Russia are both descendants of the houses of Spaghetti and Laurence, which were united through marriage after the treaty was signed. Abdul Hamid II died, leaving his wife Abida Hamid the sultanate until she remarried; an action which she seems to have no plan in sight for. Premeir Jamié du Baguette was elected on a promise to follow the democratic and cooperative values of Premier du Croissant. Only old Patrick Patsburg III still remains on the throne since the time of the signing of the treaty of Marseilles. The treaty will be tested in the fall of 1940, as each country begins to rearm themselves in preparation for warfare. . .

Introduction to the GGMM Diplomacy Game: Pressure Rising in Europe

The year is 1900. Europe has been at a relative peace for some time. However, underneath this era of growth and prosperity, a perfect storm is brewing. Technological innovation accelerates the growth in tension as each neighbor grows uneasy with its neighbors. Nations go to war for three reasons; fear, self-interest, and pride. It only takes one small step to set off a chain reaction as other nations take drastic action in response. The alliances formed an broken will decide the future of Europe, and only time will tell who the victors will be.

Below is the starting map of Diplomacy. Each player is playing a different nation. Spring turns will be updated on Saturdays, and Fall turns on Mondays.

For more information, see the rules at: https://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/ah/diplomacy_rules.pdf

P.S. To any loyal readers of this obscure blog, it has been quite a while since I last posted. I hope you are all doing well, and enjoy the diplomacy game.

~Đraco