Pray to God, but keep rowing for the shore. ó Old Russian Proverb

Naturally, the common people don't want a war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine th policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country." - Hermann Goering, Hitler's Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.

Welcome to Tinamou #51, produced by Dave Partridge, 15 Woodland Drive, Brookline NH, 03033 (email: rebhuhn of rocketmail.com ). Tinamou now appears on the web in conjunction with TAP. The web page has everything youíll find here including maps. Go to Jimís index page http://www.diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP and check it out, your comments and suggestions are welcome!

Some of you eagle eyed readers may have noticed that the quote from Goering above is the same one Michael Lowrey had in his last subszine issue. Iíd picked this quote prior to that coming out and it just speaks to the validity and relevance of the quote that we both thought it appropriate.

TAP Home Tinamou Home

Boston Harbor (Industrial Waste)

Perdu (Railway Rivals)

Perdix (Railway Rivals)

Fat Bottomed Girls (Breaking Away)

Plutocrats (Outpost)

Carrier Pigeon (Diplomacy)

2001 - A Gaming Odyssey (Diplomacy)

Game Openings

Bronzewing (Railway Rivals)

Map for Carrier Pigeon (Diplomacy)

Three Mile Island (Industrial Waste)

Snoopy (Sopwith)

Iíve just completed moving my office to itís new location. My commute has gone from 45 minutes on a road that I didnít like driving on, much less biking on to 5 minutes by car, not much more by bike, and I think with a little exploring Iíll be able to find a path through the woods that should have me out of site of houses most of the way and shouldnít be more the 45 minutes to an hour. An extra hour and a half a day, much better than a pay raise!

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Game Openings:

Two game starts this issue, Railway Rivals and Sopwith.

Gunboat with press: Three signed up so far.

Perestroika Diplomacy: Add an economic twist to the classic game. Centers generate revenue, armies and fleets must be maintained, and treasuries can be sacked! Rules are available on request.

Signed up: Art Schleinkofer, Phil Reynolds, Harold Reynolds, Karl Schmit

Standard Diplomacy: Thatís it, the one and only original

Signed up: Fred Wiedermeyer, Hank Alme, Cary Nichols

Just the results please: Donít really know what to call this one as I just came up with it. Perhaps itís been tried before. The twist for this variant is that each season only the ending unit positions are published, not the orders. Youíll know who went where, but not who helped whom, or want may have been tried unsuccessfully.

Signed up: Phil Reynolds, Doug Kent

Industrial Waste:

A new game for 3-4 players. Manager your factory and build your products, but beware, increased production means more waste, and if you arenít careful youíll find that working in a sludge pit affects your productivity and the bottom line.

Game Opening: Sign up for the next game.

Game Opening Ė Card trading variant. Contact Dave or Richard Weiss.

Railway Rivals: Game Start: Bronzewing. Queensland map. Signed up: Brendan Whyte, Rip Gooch, Andrew Glynn, Brad Martin. Michael Pargman

New Game: Any requests? If not Iíll pick a map I have.

Signed up: Michael Pargman

Outpost:

Sign up for the next game to start when the current one finishes.

Snowball fighting: Current game is over. Anyone interested in another go? 3 signed up so far

Golden Strider: It is to running what Breaking Away is to bike riding. See Tomís szine off-the-shelf at http://www. olympus.net/personal/thowell/o-t-s/index.html for some games in progress.

Signed up: Tom Howell

Sopwith: Be a World War I Ace (or perhaps a pile of smoking rubble). It all depends on what kind of pilot you are. See Philís ishkibibble at www.diplom.org/DipPouch/ Postal/Zines/ishkibibble for a game in progress.

Game Start: Snoopy: Brendan Whyte, Robert Dowrey, Karl Schmit, Phil Reynolds. Still room for two more players. You can join the game in progress.

Readerís Choice: Iím open to anything, just send me the rules and if I think I can run it, Iíll offer it.

Deadline: Monday, Sept 6.

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Breaking Away: Fat Bottomed Girls

Frank - George: You nicompoop! You waited too long to move! Now we'll never beat the Howells and the Brosiuses! Lloyd Braun would not have made such a mistake!

Elaine - everybody: could I PUH-LEAZE draft somebody? Threes are getting boring.

GM to Elaine: Nine bouncing backsides to watch, is that better?

George - Frank: you and Lloyd Braun can stuff a sock in it!

Jerry - George: I don't think anybody actually says that.

Kramer - Jerry: here, have some beefaroni.

Jerry - Kramer: it's OK, I've got some mulligatawny from the Soup Nazi.

Soup Nazi - Homegrown Evil: No soup for you!

Dans - Potemkins: Did Langford break away this time? Not much I can do about it in any case, so I decided to hang back again.

GM to Dans: Heís off!

BOOB to GM: Screw one point here, one point there, throw caution to the win and try the Break Away! Langord to the front, WE ARE THE FRONT MEN.

GM to BOOB: Very interesting typo there, "caution to the win". Was that on purpose?

BOOB to ROME: Go ahead, you have two 10ís, play oneÖ.

GM to BOOB: Obliging, isnít he?

BOOB to ABIGAIL: Hey sweetie, donít try and keep up with me!

BOOB to BABYLON: Save that 16, you donít need to play it yet!!

BOOB to BBG: So, the key is to stay in the back and lose the pack, right?

FRONT MEN to KINGDOMS: Nah, you arenít gonna ride with me quite yet, are you?

BOOB to THE BREAK AT 90: NO ONE can hit the 90 square, so I think Richard Barone will back himself up to that backstop. How about if some of you pop in front of us and give Dagmar and me some cards!!! By the way, Tom, this guarantees that Barone will finish ahead of Dagmar, I just hope Barone gets WAY more points.

GM to BOOB: I think the 81/82 break is more significant to the players than the one at 89/90 but either way, Baroneís not getting anything.

BOOB to GM: Rick has a key turn this time, he may win the game if his riders pick up the right replenishments.

GM to BOOB: Well, Hoimegrown Evil did the best, but I donít think it will be enough. The Four Kingdoms look like they will be a contender though.

BOOB to NOTHING: Why canít you REALLY be about nothing?

Square

Riders

Card

106

langford (breaking away!!)

10

105

   

- - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- -

97

   

96

abigail

3

95

   

94

   

93

   

92

   

91

barone, dagmar

3

90

   

89

   

88

kramer, george, rome, singh

3

87

jerry, greece, cutler

7

86

babylon, camilla

10

85

babette, elaine, persia

12

84

rove

15

83

rumsfeld

16

82

   

81

   
 

----second sprint finish line -----

 

80

barbarella

3

79

cheney, bo dacious

4

78

ashcroft

6

77

bertha, bobbette

7

:Black Bottomed Girls (Brendan Whyte) 5 points

A

7

Black Pudding Bertha

5

5

3

7

B

7

Big bad Bobbette

5

3

7

 

C

6

Bo Dacious Derek

3

6

4

 

D

8

Barbarella Eden

3

4

3

 

Homegrown Evil (Mike Barno) 0 points

A

4

Dick Cheney

3

3

4

 

B

4

John Ashcroft

3

3

6

 

C

10

Karl Rove

4

4

15

 

D

6

Donald Rumsfeld

3

12

16

 

Thin Bottomed Girls (Tom Howell) 24 points

Manager: Edith

A

3

Abigail

3

3

9

3

B

6

Babette

9

18

12

 

C

5

Camilla

4

10

10

 

D

3

Dagmar

3

3

3

 

The Four Kingdoms of Daniel Chapter Seven (Eric Brosius) 8 points

A

5

Babylon

7

11

16

10

B

3

Persia

5

7

12

 

C

7

Greece

6

17

7

 

D

10

Rome

10

20

3

 

The Front Men (Jim Burgess) 15 points

Manager: Ian Curtis

A

20

Jon Langford

3

3

3

10

B

18

Richard Barone

4

6

3

 

C

3

Mark Cutler

5

13

7

 

D

3

Tjinder Singh

4

4

3

 

The Team About Nothing (Rick Desper) 26 points

Manager: Frank Costanza

A

7

Jerry Seinfeld

3

4

13

7

B

3

Elaine Benes

3

3

12

 

C

10

Cosmo Kramer

3

10

3

 

D

10

George Costanza

3

3

3

 

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Carrier Pigeon (2003E), Standard Diplomacy,

Postal negotiations only

Map on Page 9

An interesting turn indeed. Not much happening in the southeast as Austria and Russia bounce around and Turkey holds a hug-in, but things are more active elsewhere. England gains a plus as France turns and looks south, but the lazy Belgians forget to support Holland and the fleet is destroyed and the Russians sail into Nwy, so the joy is shortlived. Scandinavia should be interesting this fall!

Italy declines to call off the offensive and moves into Mar. The French slip a fleet behind the lines however and thereís panic in Rome. The Mediterranean coasts should be fun to watch as well!

Country

Player

Address

Austria

Alexander Woo

2322 Shattuck Ave. #308
Berkeley, CA 94704

England

Robert Dowrey

76 Potter Avenue
Orchard Park, NY 14127

France

Karl Schmit

1452 Seville Dr. #3
Green Bay, WI 54302-5559

Germany

Hank Alme

506 Paige Loop
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Italy

John Power

18 Tilton Court
Baltimore, MD 21236

Russia

Doug Kent

#30694-177, Federal Prison Camp Allenwood, PO Box 1000, Montgomery, PA 17752

Turkey

Fred Wiedemeyer

Box 92010, Meadowbrook R.P.O.
Edmonton, AB T6T 1N1 CANADA

Winter 1903

Retreats

Austria: a gal retreats otb

Germany: f den retreat hel

Adjustments

Country

Centers

Adjustments

Austria

tri, bud, vie, ser, gre, rum

build a tri

England

lon, edi, lvp, nwy, bel, hol

even

France

bre, par, mar, spa, por

even

Germany

kie, ber, mun

disband f hel

Italy

rom, ven, nap, tun

even

Russia

sev, war, mos, stp, swe, den

build f stp/nc

Turkey

con, ank, smy, bul

build a con

Spring 1904

Country

Moves

Austria

f gre Ė bul, a boh Ė gal, a tri - vie , a ser s a rum, a rum s f gre Ė bul, a bud s a rum

England

f hel s r f den (nsu), f ska h (unordered), f nth Ė hel, f hol s f nth Ė hel, a bel h, f lon Ė nth, a liv - edi

France

a bur Ė gas, a pic Ė bur, f iri Ė mao, f eng s f iri Ė mao, f lyo - tus

Germany

a kie s a ruh Ė hol, a ruh Ė hol, a mun s a bur

Italy

f tyn Ė gol, f wms s f tyn Ė gol, a pie Ė mar, a naf hold

Russia

f stp Ė nwy, f den Ė swe, a ukr Ė rum, f sev s a ukr Ė rum, a gal s a ukr Ė rum, a war s a gal

Turkey

a con s a bul, f aeg s a bul, f bla s a bul, a bul h

Summer 1904

England: F HOL Annihilated.

Press:

England To France - On beehalf of the Queen and myself, welcome to the new Supreme Ruler for Life in France!

Italy to All: My apologies to all for being rather uncommunicative for some time. Too many irons in the fire, as the saying goes, but I'll do better as I'm posting letters to everyone tomorrow.

Italy to France: Your predecessor reneged on an agreement by occupying GOL, and thus incurred my wrath. I won't rule anything out, but changing course now would be difficult.

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Carrier Pigeon: Spring 1904

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2001 A Gaming ODYSSEY

Orphaned from Deny Everything

HELD OVER -- Anyone heard from Mike?

 

 

 

 

The cause of happy children and tired parents lately at 15 Woodland Drive. Willow (4 months, white, female) and Newton (6 months, black, mail). A pair of exuberant and very smart standard poodles that have taken over the household.