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'Admiral' Gunboat Competition

This competition is open to any player from any site.

Even though this rule is shown in the Houserules, I thought I ought to mention it here.
'Admiral' is played under the Two-Season Diplomacy.
If you're unaware of that, it's where all retreats, disbands & builds are combined with Spring & Autumn moves. In Spring, one e-mail will state the orders & possible retreats. In Autumn, the same thing but also possible builds or disbands.


Regarding 'Admiral' IV, you've heard me say that it'll not start until Feb 2009, well there is a good change it'll be later. I feel I do need a break from Diplomacy & even though all games I'm currently involved with will have my attention, I'm pausing from others until I'm ready to go again. Whether that'll be a month or more, I don't know but don't worry, I'm not giving up on Diplomacy & nor too 'Admiral', it's just a wee break. If you do however wish me to add your name to the list that will be told of the Waiting List to be open, please e-mail me, Ally Bain, but when pressing, notice I've changed @ to AT & that'll need changing before you send an e-mail. May I also suggest that if you've already told me, it's worth reminding me as sadly my computer crashed in August & I lost many e-mail addresses.

The logo for 'Admiral' was changed but sadly the pictures shown on each page doesn't show the logo in depth so the following page has the normal picture.

This shows the performance for players in 'Admiral' III. The competition started in Feb 2007 & had 175 players. Due to the number, there were 25 Quarter-Finals leading onto 7 Semi-Finals. The Final, called Good Hope, ended in Nov 2008. If you're unsure of how a player got through the rounds, please read the rules above & then you'll realise.

This page shows the winners of all the previous 'Admiral' Gunboat Competition & gives more info about the winners. You'll find out the countries they played, their nationality, the site they have played most of their Diplomacy games, etc.

Monthly Updates Each month an Update is e-mailed to all players & copy/paste to this site. By clicking on the link you'll be able to read the latest Update.

'Admiral' Rules show what is required from players. Given that players' natural tongue isn't English, there are links from within that will show the rules in other languages. One thing to bear in mind is that the competition is played in English however as Gunboat doesn't allow normal conversations between players, the adjudication shouldn't stop anyone.

Competition Gamestart This is the Competition Gamestart for 'Admiral' III. It explains the qualifications from the Quarter-Final to the Semi & from the Semi to the Final. Other additional rules are shown plus the names of the games & a brief description of the vessels used. The Gamestart been translated to a number of languages.

The noughts & crosses picture is intended to show that games are shown within the link. Most of the games are based on Diplomacy & also its variants but other non-Diplomacy games might soon be within. Links to the 'Admiral' Gunboat Competition games are shown. Games

David Wigglesworth has drawn up tables & graphs based on III Quarter-Finals & within those stats he has given a detailed piece of information.

Gunboat Openings is not just based on 'Admiral' but on Gunboat games played on the sites I'm involved with as either a player or a GM.

The tables within Gunboat Endings describe the outcome of finished Gunboat games, i.e. who won, who lost, etc. I haven't listed the names' of players just the countries & as said, how they perform. The results don't just relate to 'Admiral' but other Gunboat games.

As mentioned, the players real names aren't shown until the Competition is over therefore the countries leaders, that were in charge of the Great Powers, is used. Within this page you'll see the pictures of them & also a reason why King Edward VII isn't used.

As the games' names refer to Naval Terminology their names, a brief description & the GM of those games are shown.

If it wasn't for those people mentioned within this page, 'Admiral' wouldn't be as good as it currently is. All their effort has done a number of things & the page explains their help. To them, this page is a big "Thank You!"

This shows the performance for players in 'Admiral' II. The competition started in November 2004 & had 133 players. Due to the number, there were nineteen Quarter-Finals leading onto six Semi-Finals. The Final, called Dreadnought, ended in 29th June 2006. If you're unsure of how a player got through the rounds, please read the rules above & then you'll realise.

This shows the performance for players in 'Admiral' I. The competition started just after Easter 2003 & had 84 players. Due to the number, there were twelve Quarter-Finals leading onto four Semi-Finals. The Final, called Victory, ended in the summer of 2004. If you're unsure of how a player got through the rounds, please read the rules above & then you'll realise.

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NB If you do e-mail, notice I've changed @ to AT to stop possible e-mail spammers so before you send, swap it back.