Sunday, June 12, 2011

Spring 1471AD Spain Concedes Game Ends

Spring 1471 AD Map after Spanish Concession

Good morning gentlemen,

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.


Audience by Country
Canada 910
United States 244
Ukraine 50
Russia 43
Netherlands 40
Slovenia 39
United Kingdom 27
China 23
Germany 22
South Korea 19

On 6/11/2011 11:11 PM, Mike Sullivan wrote:
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.
ps:   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.


  1. Comment by Pat (England)

    Hi All,

    T'is True! Like Prince Philip, I think this game was fast approaching its' "sell by" date!
    Congratulations to Les and Condolences to Mike, who tried really hard, but it wasn't meant to be.


  2. Comment by Les (Ottoman Empire)

    Thanks, gentlemen. Mike, good of you to be willing to play it out but I don't think it would have been a lot of fun for either of us -- dippy is just not a game where the two-player tactics are a thrill.

    A break is actually good for me -- I would have had to ask for a pause in July or our vacation trip anyway.

    I'll miss this game, though. It's been part of all our lives for a heck of a long time.

  3. Comment by Les (Ottoman Empire) and the game's winner

    OK Mustafa, fire up the party music!!
    > Thanks to Mike for the graceful concession. I will confess to being a bit
    > surprised I won; but thanks to everyone for a great game!

  4. Comments by Joseph (Venice) speaking for the Seven

    I concur, Congratulations to Les!!!

    Thanks to everyone and especially the tolerant umpire! That was one of the best games I've ever played.


  5. Correspondence between the Ottomans and Venetians

    The companies and their commander look forward to the reward promised by the All Powerful, Just and Generous Sultan. Our eyes long for the sight of the Lagoon, our ears for the sound of the Gulls, our tongues for the taste of fish and our noses for the smell of the Grand Canal (it's an acquired fondness!)

    Great game, Joseph.

    Les Wrote:

    And thanks of course to the superlative Venetian mercenary companies without
    > which success would have been much longer delayed.

  6. Comments by Chris (Holy Roman Empire)

    Congratulations Les, and good game to the rest. I have to admit it didn't come out the way I thought it would.

    Thanks especially to Rob for all the time he has put into the game.


  7. Comments by Steve (Pol-Lith)

    Hi All.

    Congrats to Les. Good game to all.

    Thanks to Rob for running it.


  8. very interesting :) followed :)