Spring 1997 Movement Issue
About The Diplomatic Pouch
- With Manus away in Sweden at World DipCon VII, you get the pleasure of
Simon's company this time around.
No Holds Barred
Amos tells us the story of a recent game among friends. Doubtless we've
all found ourselves in similar circumstances, but it's worth a read
The Sealion Opening
Edi, one of the most-respected names in the hobby and an openings pioneer
(inventor of the Lepanto, for example) describes the Sealion, a deadly
Franco-German opening that aims straight for the heart of England.
Results of the Diplomatic Pouch Survey
If you're half as curious as we were about the Pouch readership, you'll
head for Simon's summary of the reader survey and read it...well...half as
fast as we did, I guess.
One of the all-time classic works on warfare is taken apart chapter by
chapter in a fruitful and useful search for those items applicable to
The Game. The first three of a planned eight articles that will cover
Clausewitz's On War from end to end provide for excellent and
Blast From The Past:
Mark Nelson Interviews Andrew England
Some seven years ago, Mark Nelson cornered Andrew England, a leading light and
important personage in the Australian hobby, and took down his interesting
history and insights into the Diplomacy world as it existed at that time.
Boardman and Miller Numbers
Nick gives us the rundown on what these numbers (mysterious to the
uninitiated) are, their history, and why they exist.
Diplomacy is a simple game, but over the years, some nefarious little problems
have been exposed. Andy takes us on a tour of some of the latest discoveries,
and discusses why paradoxes exist and what should be done about them.
Ever wondered why the number of female Diplomacy players is so low
compared to males? Maybe it's because until John Pitre came along,
the game just didn't offer enough pain of childbirth. His Royale
variant addresses this deficiency nicely.
When the Iron Curtain Falls
A mass alliance is the easiest way to eliminate another player, true?
Read John's object lesson to be reminded of the disadvantages of gang violence.
Forza Italia -- Italy in the Modern
Vince reaches the halfway point in his series of articles on openings
and strategies for the powers in the Modern variant. This article
presents an in-depth analysis of Italy.
Heptarchy and Bretwalda: Twin Variants
Based on Ancient Britain
Geoff gives us an update on insights obtained from Heptarchy games
that have been played, and introduces a new variant which also
takes place in Ancient Britain.
The Diplomacy Academy
Dan continues his Academy series with his analysis of the game
"Barney" -- a game which he lost but had quite an adventure
1996 People's Diplomacy Organization Relief Auction
Here is the 1996 PDORA Auction booklet. Each year PDORA auctions off
donated items to raise money for needy Diplomacy hobby services. Take
a look, there may be something you want to bid on!
The Guest Editor and the Readership:
Right out of the mailreader, read what the readers write.
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