Indeed congratulations to Les on the Ottoman victory. Thank you all for a very enjoyable game. It has been most interesting, with lots of twists and turns. As the referee I can state there were turns I didn't know what was going to happen in spite of being privy to all the diplomatic pouches.
Since Blogger started keeping stats in July 2010 for Captain's Blog Diplomacy, we achieved a total of 1535 pageviews for this game. A record of 193 in April. I think June would be our best month yet. We already have 112 for pageviews to date.
Your play has a world wide audience, as shown by the table below. Once again congratulations to you all. Thank you for taking part in the game.
It is time for a break. Enjoy your summer.
On 6/11/2011 11:11 PM, Mike Sullivan wrote:
Gentleman,My brilliant plans have come to naught; due of course to the bumbling of my generals.
Les has suggested that I concede my position, and I have accepted with pleasure (and Rob's blessings). I did offer Les the option of grinding me into the dust but he has graciously declined.Congratulations to Les; a richly deserved victory, combing patience and expertly timed stabs!Thanks to all for a very enjoyable game, and to Rob for making it possible.Cheers,Mikeps: I am hoping that Les will grant me a small estate in the Canary Islands where I hope to spend the remainder of my days raising canaries.