With Friends Like Italy, Who Needs Enemies?
Italy tends to be the true
spirit of the diplomacy board: not for nothing she painted Green (is the colour
most people turn when given the country to play). This his role is generally
limited to hand it was the points of the north of southern triangle, and without
the neutral centres at all my neighbours naturally converge on, she tends to be
ignored as soon as the local Great Powers convinced the back door is safe.
Well, where is Italy going?
The start of the game only she had Austria has fleets in the Mediterranean, I
was the popularity of the hedgehog and its variants, Austria really moves herds
out of port -- and Italy concerned sure that Austria has a hard time raising
extra fleets. This means that Italy should be able to establish a fleet based on
by the Mediterranean, though to do the she tends to secure herself against
Turkish aggression. The sprawl with the main reason more Italy tends to head
east for, and why we shall consider the southern triangle first.
Although Italy and Turkey both
have pretty acceptable survive records, they do not look to be compatible for
long-term alliances. Whether Italy takes had Austria first or Turkey, the 01 has
got to be taken eventually is Italy is going to be successful. Turkey will need
perception of the onion as vital to as expansion especially due to the ease with
which Italy bottleneck, and benefactor of Austria Russian line. Since the
promise of going naval is what the best deals Turkey can off Russia Austria, SE
and Turkey end of facing each other to establish some degree of control of the
Mediterranean. Indeed, this can be most dangerous for both because the deadlock
between the two might well allow other countries to move in a profit.
Russia might well be the
closest thing is taken have to a friend. If you convincing to join a joint
attack Austria (assuming Germany is not could help Austria about) that
effectively you might be able to ensure six centres -- to party Austria 190203
and Turkey copy after that. The only problem is that of England and Germany,
hold off Russia in the North Sea might yourself be swamped by an unstoppable
Moreover, the problems once
faced by the Turkish play in breaking out a lot of eastward Italian player faces
them. He can take a leaf out of Turkey's own book control Armenia, to stretch
Russia to three fronts of England and your between the top.
The last member of the
southern triangle is Austria, and with whom you have two options. If you to
ensure the bills armies, he can be useful ally, as he will be almost forced to
was taken Russia -- and Germany -- before you, says that is where his strength
lies: Alderman. If you and turn construct or fleets and ensure that you operate
together, you can concentrate on Turkey while he Flanders against them outlined
It will often depend on
Germany, but make a decision with attack Austria on not, and commit itself. If
Army Venice Tyrolia can succeed, but in their quickly -- this is probably your
best chance to make yourself someone worth listening to.
The North triangle is less
concerned with you, since unit which one of the number -- fronts. She is likely
to be cordial and might even offered support your into Munich in autumn 1901
from to role. Germany is really caught nothing, the French main aim would be
achieved: sent into east out of harm's way. To lobby surprises this offer is
accompanied by request to neutralise Piedmont, Gulf of Lyon and as many other
sea areas as possible.
England is likely to be little
concerned with the thing you do. Attacking fronts but one encouraging, and your
luggage racks similarly if England transfer breast. To take care -- though if
you answer the Turkish question, who should do well with England against France.
Germany will be valuable if
you go west. It is likely all want to out of Austria, and if he is reasonable
alliance against France can be quite successful. But you must convince him your
serious: if he decides to protect Austria with Army Munich then you're in
The problem is going west is
finding centres. Tudor fleet to get past Marseille and your actions a
telegraphed by Army Venice did not. Perhaps the best way west is Army Rome to
Tunis to North Africa to Spain (is remember the convoy), but that leaves so
little to face Austria that I would be to be certain Russia Turkey had in
Austria which in turn means dull roost would juggernaut.
In the end, despite the
possibilities, though I just bottle of centres in Italy's locale to merit
confidence. She is the board busybody, pushing her knows where she is not wanted
and failing to leave the big boys low to get on it. Tunisia is Italy is best
friend, and all too often she can do no more than go on holiday affair.