Given that I’ll be on paternity leave for the next fortnight, I thought I’d join a game of Diplomacy, something which I haven’t had time to do for a while.
It’s a game of standard gunboat (= anonymous) Diplomacy, so I won’t reveal the name of the game here, but a map can be found here.
I’m Austria, and so far Italy and Turkey have been very friendly, Germany OK, and Russia hasn’t uttered a single word yet. I would prefer an AIT (Austria-Italy-Turkey) alliance, becoming either AT or AI later, but we’ll see. As England very truthfully put it, “no rumor is worth anything until the
first set of moves are completed”. Basically, everybody will pretend to be my friend until the first moves (due around the weekend), but their actions will reveal who’s been lying and who hasn’t.
I’ll keep you posted.