Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 85 – The Juggernaut Victorious!

Venue: Brisbane Brewing Co., Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Walker west coast IPA from Brisbane Brewing Co.

Amby: Walker west coast IPA and the Session ale from Brisbane Brewing Co.


The guys record a back-to-back rather drunk episode. They talk about their (at the time) current games and prove the slow but effective Juggernaut alliance, before starting on an Anschluss alliance game.

Kaner with his Diplomacy Games pint glass

Intro & Diplomacy chat

  • The guys restart on their 3rd drink at Brisbane Brewing Co and talk about their planned Diplomacy Wives Club interview they planned that never happened (0 mins 10 secs)
  • Amby presents Kaner with his belated Christmas present (5 mins 30 secs)

Around the grounds

  • They provide (by now) a belated Around the grounds update, starting with their anonymous Europa Renovatio team game where Kaner is effectively playing gunboat despite the game being full press. Amby gives his take on how he’s been going. They discuss a gentlemanly stab. (7 mins 40 secs)
  • Kaner briefly touches on being in gunboat games before Amby discusses some of his games (14 mins 20 secs)
  • Amby discusses the Winning is for Losers game (16 mins) [This game has actually since ended in a draw]
  • The guys chat about different pronunciations in Australia. Below is the video posted by gopher on the stupidity of the discussion (and a good synopsis of two drunk Aussies talking Diplomacy – while bitching about pronunciations) (18 mins 20 secs)

Finishing off the Juggernaut

Fall 1909

Juggernaut - fall 1909


  • The guys start planning their moves for spring 1910 (39 mins 30 secs)
  • They then finalise, do retreats and dissect the moves (46 mins 30 secs)

Spring 1910

Juggernaut spring 1910

  • Next up, Fall 1910. The guys do their planning (49 mins 30 secs)
  • Time for adjudicating moves for Fall 1910 (54 mins)

Juggernaut fall 1910

  • The guys plan builds (55 mins 30 secs)
  • Then its onto disbands and Spring 1911 (57 mins 20 secs)
  • The guys finalise and discuss what happened with the Spring 1911 moves (1 hr 2 mins)

Spring 1911

Juggernaut spring 1911

  • The guys then plan their fall 1911 moves (1 hr 2 mins 40 secs)
  • We finalise orders and review what happened including Kaner’s fuck up with Gulf of Lyon, before moving onto builds (1 hr 6 mins 20 secs)

Fall 1911

Juggernaut fall 1911

  • Onto spring 1912 with Kaner taking special care to not screw up again (1 hr 8 mins)
  • The guys then review what happened with orders and retreats (1 hr 10 mins)

Spring 1912

Juggernaut spring 1912

  • They then plan fall 1912 with the start of some breakthrough moves  (1 hr 11 mins)
  • They review the orders after adjudication (1 hr 16 mins)

Fall 1912

Juggernaut fall 1912

  • And its onto spring 1913 and plan how to make the Jug unstoppable with some tricky forward retreat plans from Kaner (1 hr 20 mins)
  • They finalise and dissect the board after getting some more beers and discuss Amby’s fuck up (1 hr 25 mins)

Spring 1913

Juggernaut spring 1913

  • Onto fall 1913 now with plans as they start heading toward the end game (1 hr 26 mins)
  • The turn adjudicates and the guys explain what happened  (1 hr 30 mins 45 secs)

Fall 1913

Juggernaut fall 1913

  • They decide to wrap up the game, especially after Kaner’s treacherous build (1 hr 33 mins 50 secs)
  • They acknowledge once more that while the Juggernaut is successful its a real slog. You can view the game at webDip (1 hr 35 mins)

Kaner wants to play another game: the Anschluss

  • They discuss the other bot games they paused and Kaner gives the go ahead for an unbreakable alliance between Austria and Germany. They plan their moves for spring 1901 (1 hr 37 mins)
  • The game adjudicates and they discuss the moves (1 hr 40 mins)

Spring 1901

Anschluss spring 1901

  • They begin planning for Fall 1901 (1 hr 41 mins 30 secs)
  • They ready orders up (1 hr 43 mins 10 secs)

Fall 1901

  • At this point the SD card in the recorder fills up and stops recording. Amby apologies post-show about what happened and gives a tease about next week’s Patreon episode (1 hr 44 mins 30 secs)

Anschluss fall 1901


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Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka “The General” for his rockin’ intro tune.

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