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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 7:16:08 AM   
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1939 March I must have missed this the USA has broken isolation more than two years before the US historically entered the war (Not by breaking neutrality that could have lasted a lot longer but by being directly attacked), can you tell me the month this happened as I must not have been paying attention. As the odds as far as I understand it are fairly astronomical, I checked the messages for the month of March, it was not March, so the US must have broken isolation prior to March 1939

And yes I would think a non combatants VP points would not count towards victory, if they are not at war or in a war how can they be counted towards winning the war?

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 1:34:44 PM   
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Yes, you missed it in March.

No, few people would call 45% "fairly astronomical".

The reason I think it means "allies" is because it says "allies".






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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 1:39:17 PM   
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Yes thanks Bombur I was going to volunteer for the latest game 1.25v Bombur's Mod but left it a bit late, if you need a backup player or slot becomes available then let me know.


There is still one place left, do you want to play France?

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 2:51:45 PM   
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Great sign me up France it is.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 3:27:49 PM   
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45% Chance in March 1939 of breaking neutrality I had assumed that it started at 0% and increased by 1% each month so its almost 45% in March 1939 surely not any chance of a second opinion.

So breaking US neutrality is 45% in March 1939

So to win GD1938 you just need to get enough friends/Allies to pool there VP points, so in theory you could win the game with enough friends/Allies in two months without any actual fighting, outstanding !!

And the above is what you are doing the Friends of the Soviet Union are going to win the Second World by banding together not to fight but to show solidarity by forming a alliance. Ahhh that is so sweet if only more wargames were resolved like this

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 4:20:12 PM   
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... Some would call that incentive for starting a war? You have heard of that concept I assume.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 6:00:07 PM   
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45% Chance in March 1939 of breaking neutrality I had assumed that it started at 0% and increased by 1% each month so its almost 45% in March 1939 surely not any chance of a second opinion.

So breaking US neutrality is 45% in March 1939

So to win GD1938 you just need to get enough friends/Allies to pool there VP points, so in theory you could win the game with enough friends/Allies in two months without any actual fighting, outstanding !!

And the above is what you are doing the Friends of the Soviet Union are going to win the Second World by banding together not to fight but to show solidarity by forming a alliance. Ahhh that is so sweet if only more wargames were resolved like this




You forget that the coalition leader must achieve 33% of overall points, it´s not so easy, war will always be necessary. The possibility to have a "peaceful" victory is, actually, a distortion caused by the house rules and the Axis decision to strike East first, while the allies hand is tied. That´s why I´m against house rules.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 6:05:41 PM   
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Invitation sent to IronDuke

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 6:22:24 PM   
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Well you know me I am all about the fight, I will fight on but if I can avoid a two front war in 1939 then I will.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 6:22:58 PM   
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Thanks Bombur I will pick it up.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 6:50:55 PM   
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The Germans did not decide to attack east first the Soviet Union invaded Poland and then declared war on Germany. The Soviet Union attacked West first.

What Germany was doing was building their economy for a conventional game and would have looked at military options mid 1939.

The British and Soviet Plan was for the Soviets to Push into Poland have the Germans declare war on the Western Allies, to gain western Poland then for the Soviets to quickly make peace with the British and Declare war on Germany forcing the Germans to fight a two front war. No other plan makes sense as what the Soviet Union should have been doing was to get on good terms with the Germans as the Soviets did historically, attempting to avoid a war until the Soviet Army was ready, sometime in 1942 or that was Stalin's plan. No other explanation makes sense so we are talking about a gross miscalculation. The Soviets did contact me in jan/feb 1938 with what I took to be the opening of negotiations on the Division of Poland, march 1938 the Soviets have declared war on Poland insisting that the Germans must now fulfil a agreement to attack the western allies a agreement that was never made. The Soviets later explained that they had a rush of blood to the head and they knew no such agreement existed, they then after several months in Poland trying to defeat the Polish though German recon noted no great damage to either side during these months, declared War on Germany occupying a German city Konisgberg a small German city but with annexes a good source of production, plus Danzig was now French and was benefiting the French economy along with other Polish cities. I seem to have painted as the bad guy but I am playing the cards as dealt and I will continue to do so, but I will do it within the rules, with no gaming the mod or looking for loop holes in the diplomatic rules of the mod.

< Message edited by ironduke1955 -- 1/29/2017 6:55:21 PM >

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 7:14:34 PM   
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"coalition leader must achieve 33%"

And again if this coalition simply swaps some cities around so that the the coalition leader has 33% of VP, not something I would do but I am sure fairly certain I know who would.

"That´s why I´m against house rules."

You know you have my 100% percent support in this let the players handle the diplomacy and and put the focus firmly on the war gaming.

As a matter of curiosity can you confirm the percentage of the role that broke US neutrality I can't believe it was as high as 45% march 1939

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 8:29:40 PM   
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It was 11%, did I do something wrong?

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 8:36:37 PM   
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@Bombur,

Paste the following into Google.

If 9 then :

1/100+2/100+3/100+4/100+5/100+6/100+7/100+8/100+9/100

If it was 11 then the following.

1/100+2/100+3/100+4/100+5/100+6/100+7/100+8/100+9/100+10/100+11/100

No, you did nothing wrong.

Chuck

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 8:52:02 PM   
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@Bombur,

Paste the following into Google.

If 9 then :

1/100+2/100+3/100+4/100+5/100+6/100+7/100+8/100+9/100

If it was 11 then the following.

1/100+2/100+3/100+4/100+5/100+6/100+7/100+8/100+9/100+10/100+11/100

No, you did nothing wrong.

Chuck



It is not exactly the equation that gives the most accurate result.

In reality, if it was 1% on turn 1 there is a 1% chance, so far so good. On turn 2, there is a 2% chance. Since we are looking at if the isolationism was broken in turn 1 or 2, then that would make it 2% og 99% (instead of 100%) +1%... In turn three. At turn 3 the chance would be 1% +2%*99+3%(of 100-1%-2%*99) etc.

in turn 11, that makes the chance that you had broken neutrality by then around : 61,9%

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 8:55:16 PM   
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Interesting point.

Does the circumstance that the first successful role ends the tries change that at all?

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 8:59:03 PM   
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Nope.

It even smoothes out to the 100th role is 100%. It is a nice bell curve.

EDIT: What I meant to say in that last sentance was that it has a nice curve, that is the integral of a bell curve.

< Message edited by ernieschwitz -- 1/29/2017 9:03:56 PM >

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 9:05:42 PM   
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I yield to the master!

Great job on this mod Ernie. The care you put into it is inspiring.

Chuck

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/29/2017 10:21:48 PM   
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Nope cpdeyoung gave the chances of breaking US neutrality at 45% on March 1939 that seemed clearly wrong. But 11% also seems wrong its way to generous for this early in the war.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/30/2017 12:15:14 AM   
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It´s 11% in this particular turn.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/30/2017 9:57:21 AM   
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"We do not have to run such a race. Let all the players have a chance to fight in a year and everyone will be happier." cpdeyoung

Just to be clear house rules still apply they were put there for a reason, if players are unhappy with the house rules of a particular games then I would recommend they don't join that game. The suggestion made to change house rules when the game was 17 turns in with the disingenuous comment "Everyone will be happier" knowing that the Germans Italians and Japanese would be anything but happy. I suggest you desist from such dishonest posturing and just play the game.

Or we could as Bombur suggests do away with all house rules including the US neutrality rules.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 1/30/2017 1:27:46 PM   
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Two points
1-USA neutrality rule isn´t a house rule, it was coded in the game
2-I agree with shouldn´t change the rules while we are still running the game
3-I think we, the western alliance, can win with the current rules. I have secret plan I´m going to send to my allies....

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 2/11/2017 5:38:04 PM   
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Is this game dead????

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 2/11/2017 6:04:24 PM   
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Waiting on the USSR.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 2/19/2017 8:05:13 PM   
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Who is USSR? Can we find a replacement?

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 2/25/2017 8:48:05 PM   
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Do you agree with considering thie game R.I.P?

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 2/25/2017 9:51:41 PM   
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It would be unfair to drop a new player into the mess that the Soviets are in, so sadly I think this game died.

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RE: GD1938 Game 26 - 2/26/2017 1:36:56 PM   
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I agree it seems this game has died.

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