Diplo 2: Ministry of Silly Walks, Fall 1901


Fall 1901 Moves and Results

England Juggernaut in Norway and Belgium, Can he Be Stopped?
France Occupies Iberia!
Land Grab in the Balkans as Four Great Powers circle the Prize
The Sultan’s Armies Idle as Austrian Jackboots are heard in the Acropolis
Swedish Schoolchildren now being taught Russian

ORDERS RECEIVED Fall 1901

Moves as the were received (note the correction to Austria and Turkey’s mistakes attacking Greece)

Austria:
F Albania – Greece
A Budapest – Vienna (NOTE: I entered the first version of Rich’s orders, and have fixed this on the map)
A Serbia Supports F Albania (*Ordered to Move*)

England:
F North Sea Convoys A Yorkshire – Belgium
F Norwegian Sea – Norway
A Yorkshire – Belgium

France:
A Burgundy Hold
F Mid-Atlantic Ocean – Spain(sc)
A Spain – Portugal

Germany:
F Denmark – Skagerrak
A Kiel – Denmark
A Munich Hold

Italy:
A Apulia – Tunis
F Ionian Sea Convoys A Apulia – Tunis
A Venice Hold

Russia:
F Gulf of Bothnia – Sweden
F Sevastopol – Rumania
A Ukraine Supports F Sevastopol (*Ordered to Move*)
A Warsaw Hold

Turkey:
F Ankara – Black Sea
A Bulgaria Supports A Constantinople – Bulgaria (*Fails* SEE BELOW)
A Constantinople – Greece (*Fails* NOT CONNECTED, KLAUS, I TOLD YOU)

Map at End of Turn. This fixes the Austrian Move.

Referee’s Note: I received multiple orders from some players… notably Germany and Austria and Turkey. “Provisional” orders are certainly kosher as long as they come in before deadline. In Austria’s case, I processed his FIRST version of the turn, and will have to go back and reenter the turn to generate the result you see on the map above. In Turkey’s case, he attempted a move that was not physically possible, then tried to support it. I did attempt to notify the Sublime Port that this would be impossible but his response was: “I let it stand like it is…lets see what happens” Very well, these are the results.

STATUS GOING INTO WINTER 01 BUILD TURN

Status of the Adjustment orders for Winter of 1901. (MinistryOfSillyWalks-DIPLO)

Austria: Build.
Austria: Build.

England: Build.
England: Build.

France: Build.
France: Build.

Germany: Build.

Italy: Build.

Russia: Build.
Russia: Build.

Turkey: Build.

Unit locations:

Austria: F Greece, A Serbia, A Vienna.
England: A Belgium, F North Sea, F Norway.
France: A Burgundy, A Portugal, F Spain(sc).
Germany: A Denmark, A Munich, F Skagerrak.
Italy: F Ionian Sea, A Tunis, A Venice.
Russia: F Rumania, F Sweden, A Ukraine, A Warsaw.
Turkey: F Black Sea, A Bulgaria, A Constantinople.

Ownership of supply centers:

Austria: Budapest, Greece, Serbia, Trieste, Vienna.
England: Belgium, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Norway.
France: Brest, Marseilles, Paris, Portugal, Spain.
Germany: Berlin, Denmark, Kiel, Munich.
Italy: Naples, Rome, Tunis, Venice.
Russia: Moscow, Rumania, Sevastopol, St Petersburg, Sweden, Warsaw.
Turkey: Ankara, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Smyrna.
Unowned: Holland.

Austria: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.
England: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.
France: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.

Germany: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Italy: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Russia: 6 Supply centers, 4 Units: Builds 2 units.
Turkey: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.

PRESS:

Breaking news from England:

In foreign news today, British forces have occupied Belgium at the requestof her government. France and Germany were both rumored to have had their sites on her, but she has joined under the crown for her continued protection, we welcome the Flemish and Walloons to our fold! Increased supplies of chocolate and stockings are already evident on the open market.On other fronts, Norway has also asked to be brought under the protection of the crown. Apparently there were fears and rumors of occupation via Sweden and Denmark. The people of Norway are now safe, and greater supplies of fish & chips are expected to hit local markets in a matter of days, and yes children, cod liver oil as well.

A passing comment from Italian Charge D’Affairs, Guido D’ello

Where’s the Trust, Man? I’ve never seen so many armies, well, hoveringaround central Europe. All of us except Turkey have an army at or nearthe German border. Waiting. Watching. You would think the Kaiser was EVIL or something…

From Reuters, MOSCOW DESK:

FLASH! FLASH! FLASH!
This message has just been received by our Reuters correspondent in Moscow
:

Today, the Czar of all the Russias went into secret meeting with his Ministers of Foreign Affairs, The Army, the Navy, and of Truth. A crowd formed at the Main Gate of the Kremlin, waiting to see what would be revealed.

It turns out that Serbia has been seized by the double-headed Germans, and their government has fled to exile within Russia. The Slavic brothers are crying for their Little Father to free them from the Habsburg heel. The Czar made no comment but his visage was stern as he left the meeting. Rumor has it that an ultimatum has been sent to Vienna. Its seriousness cannot be doubted as the extra expense of using the telegraph was incurred as opposed to the more economical carrier pigeon.

News Flash

from the Österreich Journal, Vienna, Fall 1901
This correspondent has learned that in an act of blatant aggression, theRussians have seized control of our neighbors to the east, Rumania. Ourallies to the east have requested immediate assistance in dealing with theRussian invasion.There is a rumor circulating around Vienna, that an ultimatum has beenreceived from the Czar, and will be rejected. A state of war may soon existbetween Russia and Austria.

Karl von Faber
Special Correspondent,Österreich Journal

Dateline: Berlin

“The German ministry office was closed over the past weekend whilst the Chancellor decided to take a trip back to his origins, and convalesce. Needless to say, he was quite upset upon his return to find that the French have not concluded their maneuvers in Burgundy…for if they weren’t there to move towards Belgium, one must conclude that they were there to watch
Munich…a place where beer only flows, not danger…the Germans are a peace-loving people.

Needless to say, he was also quite perturbed to discover that the Admiral of the High Seas Fleet could not read a compass, and instead of sailing into the Heligoland Bight to protect German Territorial Waters, he instead sailed north. Said Admiral has now been cashiered…

We have received telegraphs from the low countries, concerning the oppressive nature of the government in Holland, and it is becoming quite clear that we may need to send peacekeeping troops there next Spring in order to protect the lives and livelihood of the many German merchants and other foreign nationals that are bearing the heel of Dutch tyranny and their
onerous and xenophobic domestic policy there. We are much more tolerant of other people’s cultures here in the Fatherland…

That being said, we agree with our esteemed Italian colleague…Germany’s a wonderful place to visit, however please leave your weapons at home. We have plenty of our own here…but to be used in self-defense only, for our beloved Kaiser would never wish to be the first to fire…”