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Diplomacy Openings

Unlike Gunboat Openings, these are standard Diplomacy Openings.

The tables aren't massive due to the fact that these games were those I was involved as either a player or the GM & they were played via the Web Sites.

The moves have their capitals' being the shown first. Beside the orders is the number of 'times' they've been used together with their names. Unlike 'Gunboat', miss-orders are shown as they are allowed in standard games.

In addition to looking at the tables, I've written an article called Early Encounters. This describes my view of playing these games & hopefully you might gain from reading it. Needless to say, the underlined words link you to that article.

Needless to say, these will be updated with the lastest being done on 18th November 2013. Currently there are 60 games' openings being shown.

If instead of looking at each countries openings as you want to see a particular country, press on the country & you'll jump to it:

Austria-Hungary | England | France | Germany | Italy | Russia | Turkey


Austria-Hungary
A(Vie) - Bud; A(Bud) - Rum; F(Tri) Stands x 1 Roadhog
A(Vie) - Bud; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - Alb x 8 Balkan Gambit; Budapest Variation
A(Vie) - Bud; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) Stands x 2 Houseboat; Hungarian Variation
A(Vie) - Gal; A(Bud) - Rum; F(Tri) - Alb x 4 Rumanian Gambit; Warhog Variation
A(Vie) - Gal; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - ADR x 1 Blue Water Opening; Panther
A(Vie) - Gal; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - Alb x 16 Balkan Gambit; Galician Variation
A(Vie) - Gal; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - Ven x 6 Hedgehog; Southern Variation
A(Vie) - Gal; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) Stands x 2 Houseboat Opening
A(Vie) - Tri; A(Bud) - Gal; F(Tri) - Alb x 1 Galician Gambit
A(Vie) - Tri; A(Bud) - Rum; F(Tri) - Alb x 1 Rumanian Gambit; Trieste Variation
A(Vie) - Tri; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - ADR x 1 Blue Water Lepanto
A(Vie) - Tri; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - Alb x 12 Balkan Gambit; Trieste Variation
A(Vie) - Tyr; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - Alb x 2 Balkan Gambit; Tyrolian Variation
A(Vie) - Tyr; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) Stands x 1 Houseboat; Tyrolian Variation
A(Vie) - Tyr; A(Bud) - Tri; F(Tri) - ADR x 1 Blue Water Opening; von Metzke Blitz
A(Vie) Stands; A(Bud) - Ser; F(Tri) - Alb x 1 Balkan Gambit


England
F(Lon) - ENG; A(Lpl) - Lon; F(Edi) - NTH x 1 Southern Opening; Liverpublican Misorder
F(Lon) - ENG; A(Lpl) - Wal; F(Edi) - NTH x 5 Welsh Opening
F(Lon) - ENG; A(Lpl) - Yor; F(Edi) - NTH x 13 Southern Opening; Yorkshire Variation
F(Lon) - NTH; A(Lpl) - Edi; F(Edi) - NWG x 13 Northern Opening; Churchill Variation
F(Lon) - NTH; A(Lpl) - Yor; F(Edi) - NWG x 27 Northern Opening; Yorkshire Variation
F(Lon) - NTH; A(Wal) - Yor (Misorder); F(Edi) - NWG x 1 I Love The Welsh


France
A(Par) - Bur; F(Bre) - ENG; A(Mar) - Spa x 3 Manche Opening; Burgundy Variation
A(Par) - Bur; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) - Spa x 13 Atlantic Opening; Burgundy Variation
A(Par) - Bur; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) S A(Par) - Bur x 11 Atlantic Opening; Maginot Variation
A(Par) - Bur; F(Bre) - Pic; A(Mar) S A(Par) - Bur x 1 Norman Opening; Burgundy Requirement
A(Par) - Gas; F(Bre) - ENG; A(Mar) - Spa x 4 Manche Opening; English Defence
A(Par) - Gas; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) - Bur x 3 Atlantic Opening; The Vineyard
A(Par) - Gas; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) - Pie x 1 Atlantic Opening; Piedmont System
A(Par) - Gas; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) - Spa x 1 Atlantic Opening; Gascony Variation
A(Par) - Pic; F(Bre) - ENG; A(Mar) - Gas x 2 Manche Opening; Gascony's Northern Limp
A(Par) - Pic; F(Bre) - ENG; A(Mar) - Spa x 7 Manche Opening; Spanish Variation
A(Par) - Pic; F(Bre) - ENG; A(Mar) - Stand x 3 Manche Opening; Northern Limp
A(Par) - Pic; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) - Spa x 9 Atlantic Opening; Picardy Variation
A(Par) - Pic; F(Bre) - MAO; A(Mar) - Stands x 1 Picardy Opening; Marseilles Hold


Germany
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Boh x 1 Anschluss Opening, Sudetenland Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Bur x 8 Anschluss Opening; Burgundy Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Ruh x 33 Blitzkrieg Opening; Danish Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Sil x 2 Anschluss Opening; Silesia Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Tyr x 3 Anschluss Opening; Tyrolean Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) Stands x 2 Anschluss Opening
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - HEL; A(Mun) - Ruh x 1 Blitzkrieg Opening
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Hol; A(Mun) - Bur x 1 Dutch Opening; Burgandy Attack Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Hol; A(Mun) - Ruh x 3 Blitzkrieg Opening; Dutch Variation
A(Ber) - Kie; F(Kie) - Hol; A(Mun) - Sil x 1 Dutch Opening, Silesia Variation
A(Ber) - Mun; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Ruh x 2 Anschluss Opening, Ruhr Variation
A(Ber) - Pru; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Sil x 1 Prussian Opening, The Barbarossa
A(Ber) Stands; F(Kie) - Den; A(Mun) - Tyr x 1 Anschluss ver Berlin Defence
A(Ber) Stands; F(Kie) Stands; A(Mun) - Ruh x 1 German Defence


Italy
A(Rom) - Apu; A(Ven) - Pie; F(Nap) - ION x 2 Lepanto; Swiss Variation
A(Rom) - Apu; A(Ven) - Tri; F(Nap) - ION x 10 Key Lepanto
A(Rom) - Apu; A(Ven) - Tyr; F(Nap) - ION x 4 Lepanto; Tyrolian Variation
A(Rom) - Apu; A(Ven) s Austrian F(Tri); F(Nap) - ION x 2 Lepanto; Support Variation
A(Rom) - Apu; A(Ven) Stands; F(Nap) - ION x 21 Lepanto
A(Rom) - Nap; A(Ven) Stands; F(Nap) - ION x 1 Lepanto, Neopolitan Variation
A(Rom) - Tus; A(Ven) - Pie; F(Nap) - TYS x 1 Western Lepanto
A(Rom) - Tus; A(Ven) Stands; F(Nap) - ION x 1 Tuscan Folly
A(Rom) - Ven; A(Ven) - Apu; F(Nap) - ION x 2 Lepanto; Anti-Hedgehog Variation
A(Rom) - Ven; A(Ven) - Pie; F(Nap) - ION x 4 Alpine Chicken Opening
A(Rom) - Ven; A(Ven) - Tri; F(Nap) - ION x 2 Austrian Attack or Stab Lepanto
A(Rom) - Ven; A(Ven) - Tri; F(Nap) - TYS x 1 Austrian Attack; Tyrrhenian Variation
A(Rom) - Ven; A(Ven) - Tyr; F(Nap) - ION x 8 Obriani Opening or Tyrolia Attack
A(Rom) - Tus; A(Ven) - Pie; F(Nap) - TYS x 1 Western Lepanto; Rome Holds


Russia
F(StP) sc - Fin; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Gal x 1 Lapland Lurch; Ukraine System
F(StP) sc - Fin; A(Mos) - Sev; F(Sev) - Arm; A(War) - Ukr x 1 Southern System; Lapland Lurch
F(StP) sc - Fin; A(Mos) Stands; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Ukr x 1 Inertia System, Ukraine Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Lvn; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Gal x 1 Livonian System; Galicia Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Sev; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Gal x 2 Southern System
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Sev; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Ukr x 4 Southern System; Turkish Attack
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Sev; F(Sev) - Rum; A(War) - Ukr x 1 Southern System; Rumanian Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - StP; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Gal x 1 Northern System; Octopus
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - StP; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Ukr x 6 Northern System; The Squid
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - StP; F(Sev) - Rum; A(War) - Lvn x 1 Northern System; Livonian Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - StP; F(Sev) - Rum; A(War) - Ukr x 3 Northern System; Ukraine Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - Arm; A(War) - Gal x 1 Ukraine System; Armenia Dock
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Gal x 21 Ukraine System; Southern Defence
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Sil x 2 Ukraine System; German Attack
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) Stands x 3 Ukraine System; Warsaw's Feet-up Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - Rum; A(War) - Gal x 5 Ukraine System; Austrian Attack
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) - Rum; A(War) Stands x 2 Ukraine System; Warsaw Holds
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) - Ukr; F(Sev) Stands; A(War) - Gal x 1 Ukraine System; Southern Houseboat Variation
F(StP) sc - GoB; A(Mos) Stands; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Ukr x 1 Inertia System, Ukraine Variation
same name as above
F(StP) sc Stands; A(Mos) - Sev; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Ukr x 1 Southern System; Turkish Attack Hold North
F(Swe) - GoB (Misorder); A(Mos) - StP; F(Sev) - BLA; A(War) - Ukr x 1 Which Russian Capital?


Turkey
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) - Arm; F(Ank) - BLA x 19 Crimean Crusher
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) - Arm; F(Ank) - Con x 5 Turkish Hedgehog
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) - Ank; F(Ank) - BLA x 1 Slingshot Juggernaut
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) - Ank; F(Ank) - Con x 5 Bosphorus; Ankara Variation
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) - Con; F(Ank) - BLA x 21 Russian Defence or The Bottleneck
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) - Con; F(Ank) Stands x 3 Boston Strangler
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) Stands; F(Ank) - BLA x 1 Pastiche Opening
A(Con) - Bul; A(Smy) Stands; F(Ank) - Con x 5 Bosphorus; Smyrna Variation


As I'm sure you guessed, the openings are different from those used in 'Gunboat' however one wonders if they will ever be close.


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