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Jabberwocky SMD PCB Build Guide

This guide includes some basic steps for attaching necessary components to the two DIY Jabberwocky PCBs together (red for dexterous, blue for sinister).

These instructions will cover the soldering of components excluding switches. I highly recommend soldering the diodes, Elite C, and resistors before soldering switches.

These materials come with the red / blue kit:

  • Required:
    • The PCB itself
    • 57x BAV70 diodes (in a black plastic strip)
    • Elite C
  • Optional, used for Caps & Num lock indicators:
    • 2x resistors (in a very small white paper strip)
    • 2x in-switch through-hole LEDs

Soldering the Diodes

A BAV70 diode is housed in a small three-legged body. On one side is a single leg, the common cathode. On the other side are a pair of legs, the anodes. Effectively, a BAV70 operates like two diodes combined together.

You will probably need a good pair of metal tweezers to attach the diodes. I also recommend having a flux pen. Head-mounted magnifying glasses are also nice to have (like this model from Kinetic Labs), but they aren’t required.

  1. Find a BAV70 footprint on the PCB.
  2. If you want to use flux, apply a little on each of the three pads of the footprint.
  3. Melt solder onto the cathode pad of the footprint (the one by itself).
    • a.k.a. “tinning the pad”
  4. Line up the diode with tweezers so that its three legs match all three pads.
    • The cathode pin of the diode will initially sit on top of the cooled solder on the pad.
  5. Reflow (melt) the solder underneath the cathode.
    • The cathode pin should drop into place.
    • While the solder is melted, this is a good time to use tweezers to adjust the diode position so that the other two legs stay aligned.
  6. Remove the soldering iron. After the solder cools, the diode should now be firmly in position.
  7. Tin the other two pads, connecting to each of the anode legs.

Once you get the hang of the process, I recommend performing these steps in an assembly line process. I tend to do this in groups of 6-8 diodes at a time, tinning all the cathode pads, lining up the diodes, reflowing the cathodes, then soldering the remaining legs.

Soldering the Elite C

The Elite C must be attached to the Red or Blue PCB in order to provide its MCU and USB receptacle. Be sure to attach it to the underside of the board with the components of the Elite C facing out, away from the PCB. If surface-mounting, this means the Elite C will lay flat on the PCB.

Surface-Mounting the Elite C (Recommended)

While this process requires a little patience, it will reduce the number of points-of-failure possible for the board and keeps all soldering on the underside of the PCB.

Fully surface-mounted Elite C. Note that this is a PCB from the 2021 batch (version 1); the second generation lacks the SW1 footprint.
  1. Position the Elite C.
    • The flat underside of the Elite C should lay flush on the bottom of the PCB.
    • The grooves of the castellated pins should match the pads on the PCB.
  2. Use some electrical tape or similar to hold the Elite C in position.
    • I used the through-hole standoffs temporarily for this purpose, being sure to remove them to avoid accidentally soldering them in position.
  3. The edges of the pads on the Elite C are “castellated” and have metal running all the way down the side. Your goal is to get the solder to connect the Elite C’s pads to the PCB’s flat pads.
  4. Start by heating a single PCB pad on one of the corners. Then melt a little solder to it (tin the pad).
    • Preferably, don’t start with GND pins, as they may require higher soldering temperatures (since the grounded PCB will dissipate the heat more).
  5. Once the tin is on the pad, double check the alignment of your Elite C.
  6. Place your iron such that it heats the flat pad of the PCB, the corresponding pad of the Elite C, and the solder from step 4.
    • The solder should stick to both pads, making a sort of angled bridge between them.
    • You may need more solder for this, and that’s okay.
  7. Remove the iron. Check the positioning of your Elite C. If everything is still lined up, solder the remaining corner pins.
  8. Once you have a couple of the castellated pads soldered to the PCB correctly, you probably don’t need the tape or any other anchors from step 2 any more.
  9. Solder all the pads, one by one. Applying a little flux to the pads beforehand can be helpful too.
  10. If you make a “bridge” between pads, as seen in the picture below, desolder and redo those pads.
Example of a mistakenly bridged pair of pins.

Through-Hole Soldering the Elite C

This guide won’t go into the details here, but attaching the Elite C in a through-hole manner is straightforward.

  1. Solder the three standoffs to the Elite C so that the long ends of the standoff pins are pointing to the opposite side of the components.
    • To keep the standoffs straight, some recommend attaching them to the Elite C using a breadboard or similar.
  2. Solder the long ends of the standoffs to the underside of the PCB.
Incorrect leg alignment, with legs and components facing the same direction.
Correct leg alignment with components facing away from legs. Ignore the fact that this image is of a Pro Micro, which is not compatible with Jabberwocky. Be sure to solder all three standoffs, not just the two sides seen above.

Socketing the Elite C

You can modify the instructions for through-hole soldering the Elite C to use pin sockets instead. I don’t have a lot of good experience with these, and personally I don’t think the extra labor is actually worth it.

Installing the Caps & Num Lock Indicator LEDs

If you wish to use the optional LEDs for caps and num lock indicators, you will need to solder both the resistors and the LEDs themselves to the board.

Soldering Resistors

It is recommended, but not required, that the resistors are soldered to the PCB before adding switches.

Resistor footprint, as seen in KiCad 3D viewer. Look for these near the standard positions for Caps Lock and Num Lock.
  1. Locate the resistor pads near the Caps & Num Lock switches.
    • The resistors use a hybrid footprint, with two surface-mount pads and two through-hole pads immediately adjacent.
    • The Jabberwocky kits come with resistors for surface-mounting. If you lose these or find them too difficult to solder, you can just mount standard 470 ohm through-hole resistors instead.
  2. Tin one of the two pads (melt solder on it).
  3. Carefully place the resistor on top of the footprint so that one leg is on each pad, with one leg sitting on top of the solder you just added.
    • Unlike a diode, the orientation of the resistor doesn’t matter, just so long as the legs are flush with the PCB.
  4. Reflow (melt) the solder, letting the leg of the resistor drop to the surface of the PCB.
    • If the resistor becomes misaligned, use tweezers to gently push it back into correct position while the solder is melted.
  5. Remove the soldering iron, letting the solder harden around the leg.
  6. Tin the other pad to the other leg.

Compatible Switches for LEDs

Through-hole in-switch LEDs have become less common in the hobby, and many switches don’t support them. If you want to use the indicators, you’ll need at least two switches that do support them. Look for two narrow rectangular slots in the plastic on the edge of the switch that’s opposite its metal pins.

Example of a switch that DOES support in-switch LEDs, courtesy of CannonKeys.
This Cherry switch from Drop lacks the slots needed for through-hole LED support.

Installing In-Switch LEDs

Unlike other components of the Red or Blue PCBs, this step must occur after the switches (and switchplate) are attached to the PCB (or at least the caps and num lock switches).

In your kit you should have two Chanzon through-hole LEDs. They should shine either white or yellow; feel free to replace these with your own compatible LEDs if you prefer a different color.

LED stands for “light-emitting diode,” and as with any diode, its orientation matters. For this Chanzon model, the anode is the longer leg, and the cathode is the shorter leg.

  1. Thread the two legs of the diode through the slots of the corresponding switch, leaving the bulb on top of the switch housing.
  2. The legs should thread through the PCB as well, with the longer leg (anode) coming through a circular pad and the shorter leg (cathode) through a square pad.
    • For the Caps Lock indicator, there are two adjacent pairs of pads (one for a full caps lock, one for stepped).
    • Pay attention to the orientation of the legs, as it differs for each type of caps lock key.
  3. Solder the legs of the LED to each through-hole pad.
  4. Clip the excess wire from the LED legs.
Example Dexterous FR4 build (v1) with in-switch Num Lock indicator. Lens keys make these show up the best but are not strictly required, as the light tends to be visible coming from below the keycap.

GMK Prussian Blue: Canceled

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that the Group Buy for GMK Prussian Blue has been canceled. The sales have not been strong enough to justify moving forward.

I hope this is not the last we will see of the project. It may be that at a later date, GMK’s pricing and lead times will no longer be a source of mockery among the community. Or it may be that this set will have new life under a different profile. I am unsure.

I just know that it has a real shot at being a successful project, but that this isn’t its moment.

Chesspolitik

Rules for Chesspolitik (4p)

Chesspolitik is a variant map for Diplomacy that uses a Chessboard and some Chess mechanics. Except as specified below, ordinary Diplomacy rules apply.

Basics

  • Player Count: 4
  • Game Starting Year: 1601
  • Total Supply Centers: 32 (the darker spaces)
  • Total SCs required to Solo: 17

Each player starts with five SCs and four units. They will play the first year short a unit. Two units for each player intentionally start in non-SC spaces, and three of each player’s SCs are intentionally left vacant.

Map

The game of Chesspolitik for four players is played on a standard 8×8 chessboard grid. Spaces are labeled numerically by row (bottom to top 1-8) and alphabetically by column (left to right A-H). Supply centers are located in the grid coordinates that would normally correspond to black squares on a chessboard.

Players

One player power is on each side of the board. The setup for each player is equivalent to every other players’ initial setup, only mirrored or rotated.

The names of these powers are only provided for flavor; they can also just be referred to by color.

  • Ottoman Empire (Red) – left side, nearest to column A
  • Mughal Empire (Green) – bottom side, nearest to row 1
  • Ming Dynasty (Yellow) – right side, nearest to column H
  • Tsardom of Russia (Blue) – top side, nearest to row 8

Units

There are two types of units: Kings (K) and Knights (N). Alternately, use fleets for Knights and armies for Kings. Each unit moves and supports according to the adjacency they would have in chess.

Kings

Kings treat all spaces that are immediately adjacent orthogonally or diagonally as adjacent for all movement and support purposes.

For example, a king in space D4 can treat these spaces as adjacent for all purposes: C5, D5, E5, C4, E4, C3, D3, & E3.

Knights

Knights “jump” from point to point in a move that makes an “L” shape (see the Wikipedia article on Knights for examples). This means that the only spaces a knight may move to or support to are the endpoints of those jumps. Likewise, a Knight may only support units to hold if those units are located at the endpoint of a jump.

Knight Examples

For instance, a hypothetical Knight currently at space B1 can be ordered to:

  • Hold
  • Move to A3, C3, or D3
  • Support another unit’s move to A3
  • Support another unit’s move to C3
  • Support another unit’s move to D2
  • Support another unit to hold in A3, C3, or D2

Builds

During build phases, players may build in any vacant SC that they currently control in the two rows/columns closest to their side of the board.

  • Ottoman Empire (red) can build in vacant SCs they control in columns A & B.
  • Mughal Empire (green) can build in vacant SCs they control in rows 1 & 2.
  • Ming Dynasty (yellow) can build in vacant SCs they control in columns G & H.
  • Tsardom of Russia (blue) can build in vacant SCs they control in rows 7 & 8.

For example, The Ming Dynasty (yellow) can build in any of these spaces, provided that they control them: G7, G5, G3, G1, H8, H6, H4, or H2.

Likewise, the Mughal Empire (green) can build in A1, C1, E1, G1, B2, D2, F2, or H2, provided that they control the SC in question.

Avoiding Unit Type Confusion

During build orders, please be clear whether you want a King (K) or Knight (N) unit. If you just submit “Build K H2” it should be assumed to be a King, not a Knight. It is suggested that you write out the whole name (“King” or “Knight”). The following alternate names and abbreviations are also legal.

Alternate Names & Abbreviations for Kings (K)

  • Armies (A)
  • Monarchs (M)

Alternate Names & Abbreviations for Knights (N)

  • Fleets (F)
  • Horses (H)

Retreats

There are no retreats. All dislodged units are taken off the board.

Coasts & Water

There is no distinction between land, water, coasts, or canals. All spaces in Chesspolitik are hypothetically available to all units, provided they are positioned to move there.

Convoys

There are no convoys.

Ending the Game

Apart from the different solo requirement (17 SCs), normal rules for Diplomacy apply, and the game may end in a solo or draw. Please follow house rules for whatever conditions are placed on how draws may be composed and voted for.

Rules for Chesspolitik (2p)

A two-player variant of the game has also been formulated but has received no playtesting.

Basics

  • Player Count: 2
  • Game Starting Year: 1401
  • Total Supply Centers: 18 (the darker spaces)
  • Total SCs required to Solo: 12
    • Note that this requirement is two thirds of available centers, not just a simple majority.

Each player starts with three SCs and three units. Two units for each player intentionally start in non-SC spaces, and two of each player’s SCs are intentionally left vacant.

Map

The game of Chesspolitik for two players is played on a 6×6 chessboard-like grid. Spaces are labeled numerically by row (bottom to top 1-6) and alphabetically by column (left to right A-F).

Players

One player power is on each side of the board.

  • Kingdom of France (Blue) – bottom side, nearest to row 1
  • Kingdom of England (Red) – top side, nearest to row 6

Builds

As with four-player Chesspolitik, players may build in any vacant centers in the two rows closest to their side of the board, provided that they control those centers.

  • France may potentially build in A1, C1, E1, B2, D2, or F2.
  • England may potentially build in B6, D6, F6, A5, C5, or E5.

US & EU Pricing for GMK Prussian Blue

I am happy to announced US and EU pricing for the GMK Prussian Blue Group Buy, which begins June 1st!

US pricing for CannonKeys (excluding sales tax):

KitPrice (USD)MOQ
Polish / US Base Kit135.00250
German Base Kit135.00250
Spacebars Kit23.00150
International Kit55.0050

EU pricing for MyKeyboard (VAT inclusive):

KitPrice (EUR)MOQ
Polish / US Base Kit145,00250
German Base Kit145,00250
Spacebars Kit25,00150
International Kit53,0050

Pricing for other vendors & locales is still being worked out but should be comparable to these. Mark you calendars!

Update 31 May 2022

We have received an updated quote from GMK for the International Kit and are revising pricing accordingly. MOQ for that kit is being decreased from 100 to 50.

KAT Napoleonic Factory Samples: May 2022

After a very long wait, Keyreative is finally at the stage where they’re starting to produce samples of the KAT Napoleonic kits. Color-matching was completed several months back, so the focus now is on overall cap shape / quality, dyesub accuracy, and kit content accuracy. These are the first samples I received post color-matching, and overall I feel like we’re progressing toward a good deliverable product.

  1. These samples consisted of one alpha kit and some assorted mods. It was enough to fill a 60%.
  2. The color quality is great, even on the reverse dyesub keys.
  3. The reverse dyesub keys seem to be a tiny bit shorter than their counterparts.
    1. This is a bit more noticeable for the 1u keys.
    2. The “walls” of the larger mod keys also seem to shrink a bit for reverse dyesub caps, making them just a tiny bit smaller than the alpha keys proportionally.
  4. There are a number of legend alignment issues that I’ve already been in conversation with Keyreative about.

Dissolution: 2003 Game Over

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Dissolution [Game 0d]

2003 Game Over
Draw Approved

Unanimous agreement among surviving players has been reached, and the
game has ended in a draw.  Congratulations to Strange, our board-topper!

The rankings are as follows:
```
Rank    VP  Elim.   Power           Player
----    --  ----    -------------   ------------
1st     20          Poland          Strange
2nd     14          Iran            mistercreepy
2nd     14          Kazakhstan      Walshie
4th     13          Saudi Arabia    bilbert
5th      9          Egypt           DasBagle
6th      3          Ethiopia        JonathanBL
7th      1          Romania         Waka
8th         1997    Yugoslavia      Full Egoism
9th         1994    Pakistan        Rewarsd
9th         1994    Ukraine         ColonelApricot
```

Thanks to all of you for playing; this was a real joy to GM.  I wish
the game could have resolved in a bit more "natural" fashion, but that
doesn't seem reasonable given the state of current events.

DP allocations for the game's history will be revealed shortly.

---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
VP HISTORY     

                 Favor     VP @ End of Year (2001-2010)            DP
                 --------- --------------------------------------  --
    Power        N U I B R 01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10    
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
EG  Egypt        2 1 5 4 4  6   9*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
ET  Ethiopia     5 5 5 5 3  3   3                                   2
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
IR  Iran         4 4 3 5 5 16* 14*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
KA  Kazakhstan   4 5 4 4 4 17* 14*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
PA  Pakistan                                                        1 
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
PO  Poland       2 2 3 3 2 18• 20•                                  4
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
RO  Romania      3 4 4 4 5  1   1*                                  2
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
SA  Saudi Arabia 3 3 4 3 4 13* 13*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
UK  Ukraine                                                         1
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
YU  Yugoslavia                                                      1
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
Other:                     
    US Navy (Blocking)      1   1                                

*   Controls one or more Oil SCs
•   One or more VPs blocked by US Navy
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                 VP @ End of Year (1991-2000)
                 ---------------------------------------
    Power        91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  00 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
EG  Egypt         5   6*  7*  7*  7*  3*  4*  3*  5*  6*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
ET  Ethiopia      4   5   7   8   7   6   6   3   3   1 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
IR  Iran          5*  7*  8* 10* 10* 10* 13* 16* 17* 18*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
KA  Kazakhstan    4*  6*  7* 10* 10* 11* 13* 12* 13* 16*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
PA  Pakistan      6   8   7   -                         
---------------- ---------------------------------------
PO  Poland        4   3   6   8   9  10  12  20  17  17 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
RO  Romania       4   7   9  11  13  12  11   5   6   2 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
SA  Saudi Arabia  4*  6*  8* 11* 13* 19* 15* 15* 13* 15*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
UK  Ukraine       5   6   1   -                         
---------------- ---------------------------------------
YU  Yugoslavia    3   5   6   6•  3•  2•  -             
---------------- ---------------------------------------
Neutral Minors:  
    Asia          6   2   1   1   -
    Europe       10   5   4   2   2   1   1   1   1   - 
    MENA          9   6   2   -
    Paired        6   3   2   -
--------------------------------------------------------
Other:                     
    US Navy       0   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0 
    
--------------------------------------------------------

Dissolution: 2003 Spring Orders

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Dissolution [Game 0d]

2003 Spring Orders
No Retreats
2003 Autumn Orders are due Wed 09 Mar @ 1900 EST (2400 UTC)

Per the recent announcement, this game will end after the 2004
Autumn Orders & Retreat phases, assuming it does not end in a
draw prior to that.

--------------------------------------------------------
ORDERS
--------------------------------------------------------
Player Powers
----------------------------
EG  Egypt                   DasBagle

    F Alb - Adr             .
    A Irq S Riy - Dmm       Void: no such order
    A Alm - Kyr             .
    F Alx - Lib             .
    A Cai - Sue             .
    
----------------------------
ET  Ethiopia                JonathanBL

    A DiD S Som H           .
    A Som S DiD H           .
    
----------------------------
IR  Iran                    mistercreepy

    A Oma S Dmm H           .
    A Tbz S Khu H           .
    A Dmm send Emissary Riyadh      Void: unit holds
    
    F Per S Dmm H           .
    F Bla S Ode H           .
    A Khu S Tbz H           .
    A Arm S Tbz H           .
    
----------------------------
KA  Kazakhstan              Walshie

    A BSt H                 .
    A Ode S Sev H           .
    F Sev S Ode H           .
    A Khk S Sev H           .
    
    A Pra H                 Dislodged by A Bra (2v1)
    W Akt H                 .
    A Taj H                 .
    
----------------------------
PO  Poland                  Strange

    A Hun - Aus             .
    A Bul S Buc H           .
    A Mol S Kyv H           .
    A Kyv S Blr - Mos       .
    A Gda - Poz             .
    
    A Clu S Buc H           .
    A Blr - Mos             Bounced 2v1 (invulnerable target)
    A Buc S Bul H           .
    W War S Bra - Pra       .
    A Bra - Pra             .
    
----------------------------
RO  Romania                 Waka

    A Aze H                 .
    
----------------------------
SA  Saudi Arabia            bilbert

    A Jor-Tel-Mum-Guj       Bounced 1v1
    A Khm - AdA             .
    A Riy S Yem - Dmm       .
    A Eri S Khm - AdA       .
    
    F Red - GAd             Bounced 1v1
    A Yem - Dmm             Bounced 3v3
    A Naj S Yem - Dmm       .
    
--------------------------------------------------------
Nuclear Powers
----------------------------
NA  NATO

    A Ath H                 .
    W Avi H                 .
    W Dji S Som H           .
    W Inc H                 .
    R Izm H                 .
    A Par H                 .
    W Ram - EGe             Bounced 1v0 (sortie)
    
----------------------------
RU  Russia

    F Kal H                 .
    W Kra S Aze H           .
    A Mos S Khk H           Cut & Disabled by A Blr (2v1)
    W Sve H                 .
    
----------------------------
IN  India

    A Del - Guj             Bounced 1v1
    W Mum C Jor - Guj       .

----------------------------
IS  Israel

    W Tel C Jor - Guj       .

----------------------------
US  US Navy

    F GAd H                 .
    F Pod H                 .

--------------------------------------------------------
RETREATS
----------------------------

KA  Kazakhstan

    A Prague was destroyed

--------------------------------------------------------
VIOLATIONS & KICKS
----------------------------

Because Poland dislodged Prague without NATO permission, the Polish
embassies for NATO and the US were kicked as follows:

N3g - N2m
U3g - U2m

Because Poland disabled Moscow, the Polish embassy for Russia was
kicked as follows:

R3h - R2k

---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
VP HISTORY     

                 Favor     VP @ End of Year (2001-2010)            DP
                 --------- --------------------------------------  --
    Power        N U I B R 01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10    
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
EG  Egypt        2 1 5 4 4  6   9*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
ET  Ethiopia     5 5 5 5 3  3   3                                   2
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
IR  Iran         4 4 3 5 5 16* 14*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
KA  Kazakhstan   4 5 4 4 4 17* 14*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
PA  Pakistan                                                        1 
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
PO  Poland       2 2 3 3 2 18• 20•                                  4
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
RO  Romania      3 4 4 4 5  1   1*                                  2
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
SA  Saudi Arabia 3 3 4 3 4 13* 13*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
UK  Ukraine                                                         1
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
YU  Yugoslavia                                                      1
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
Other:                     
    US Navy (Blocking)      1   1                                

*   Controls one or more Oil SCs
•   One or more VPs blocked by US Navy
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                 VP @ End of Year (1991-2000)
                 ---------------------------------------
    Power        91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  00 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
EG  Egypt         5   6*  7*  7*  7*  3*  4*  3*  5*  6*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
ET  Ethiopia      4   5   7   8   7   6   6   3   3   1 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
IR  Iran          5*  7*  8* 10* 10* 10* 13* 16* 17* 18*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
KA  Kazakhstan    4*  6*  7* 10* 10* 11* 13* 12* 13* 16*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
PA  Pakistan      6   8   7   -                         
---------------- ---------------------------------------
PO  Poland        4   3   6   8   9  10  12  20  17  17 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
RO  Romania       4   7   9  11  13  12  11   5   6   2 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
SA  Saudi Arabia  4*  6*  8* 11* 13* 19* 15* 15* 13* 15*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
UK  Ukraine       5   6   1   -                         
---------------- ---------------------------------------
YU  Yugoslavia    3   5   6   6•  3•  2•  -             
---------------- ---------------------------------------
Neutral Minors:  
    Asia          6   2   1   1   -
    Europe       10   5   4   2   2   1   1   1   1   - 
    MENA          9   6   2   -
    Paired        6   3   2   -
--------------------------------------------------------
Other:                     
    US Navy       0   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0 
    
--------------------------------------------------------

Dissolution: 2002 Winter Orders

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Dissolution [Game 0d]

2002 Winter Orders
2003 Spring Orders are due Wed 02 Mar @ 1900 EST (2400 UTC)

--------------------------------------------------------
ORDERS & BUILDS
--------------------------------------------------------
Player Powers
----------------------------
EG  Egypt                   DasBagle

    Build F Alexandria
    Build A Cairo
    
Embassies

    E N2j H                 .
    E U1s H                 .
    E I5a S U4c - U5b       .
    E B4e S I3i - I4c       .
    E R4c - R4d             .

----------------------------
ET  Ethiopia                JonathanBL

    -
    
Embassies

    E N5b - N5a             Bounced 1v1
    E U5a S U5b H           .
    E I5b S I4c H           .
    E B5a S B4d H           .
    E R3g - R4e             Bounced 1v2

----------------------------
IR  Iran                    mistercreepy

    Disband A Karachi
    
Embassies

    E N4c - N4d             .
    E U4e H                 .
    E I2m - I3g             .
    E B5b S B4c H           .
    E R5b S R4c - R4d       .
    
----------------------------
KA  Kazakhstan              Walshie

    Disband F Caspian Sea
    
Embassies

    E N4e - N5a             Bounced 1v1
    E U5b S U4d - U4c       .
    E I4c S I5b H           Cut & Dislodged by E I3i (3v2)
    E B4c S R5a H           .
    E R3i - R4c             .

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PO  Poland                  Strange

    Build A Gdansk
    Build A Bratislava
    
Embassies

    E N3g - N4e             Bounced 1v1
    E U3f - U3g             .
    E I3h S I3i - I4c       .
    E B3i S R4e H           .
    E R4d - R4c             Bounced & Dislodged by E R4c (3v1)
    
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RO  Romania                 Waka

    -
    
Embassies

    E N3h S N4c - N4d       .
    E U4d - U4c             .
    E I4d S I2m - I3g       .
    E B4d S B4c H           .
    E R5a S R4c - R4d       .
    
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SA  Saudi Arabia            bilbert

    -
    
Embassies

    E N4d - N5b             Bounced 1v1; Dislodged by E N4c (2v1)
    E U4c - U5b             Bounced 2v2; Dislodged by E U4d (2v1)
    E I3i - I4c             .
    E B3g S B4e H           .
    E R4e S R4d H           Void: target moved
    
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RETREATS
----------------------------

KA  Kazakhstan

    E I4c retreats to I4e
    
PO  Poland

    E R4d retreats to R3h
    
SA  Saudi Arabia
    
    E N4d retreats to N3f
    E U4c retreats to U3h

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VP HISTORY     

                 Favor     VP @ End of Year (2001-2010)            DP
                 --------- --------------------------------------  --
    Power        N U I B R 01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10    
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
EG  Egypt        2 1 5 4 4  6   9*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
ET  Ethiopia     5 5 5 5 3  3   3                                   2
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
IR  Iran         4 4 3 5 5 16* 14*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
KA  Kazakhstan   4 5 4 4 4 17* 14*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
PA  Pakistan                                                        1 
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
PO  Poland       3 3 3 3 3 18• 20•                                  4
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
RO  Romania      3 4 4 4 5  1   1*                                  2
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
SA  Saudi Arabia 3 3 4 3 4 13* 13*                                  5
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
UK  Ukraine                                                         1
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
YU  Yugoslavia                                                      1
---------------- --------- --------------------------------------  --
Other:                     
    US Navy (Blocking)      1   1                                

*   Controls one or more Oil SCs
•   One or more VPs blocked by US Navy
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                 VP @ End of Year (1991-2000)
                 ---------------------------------------
    Power        91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  00 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
EG  Egypt         5   6*  7*  7*  7*  3*  4*  3*  5*  6*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
ET  Ethiopia      4   5   7   8   7   6   6   3   3   1 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
IR  Iran          5*  7*  8* 10* 10* 10* 13* 16* 17* 18*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
KA  Kazakhstan    4*  6*  7* 10* 10* 11* 13* 12* 13* 16*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
PA  Pakistan      6   8   7   -                         
---------------- ---------------------------------------
PO  Poland        4   3   6   8   9  10  12  20  17  17 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
RO  Romania       4   7   9  11  13  12  11   5   6   2 
---------------- ---------------------------------------
SA  Saudi Arabia  4*  6*  8* 11* 13* 19* 15* 15* 13* 15*
---------------- ---------------------------------------
UK  Ukraine       5   6   1   -                         
---------------- ---------------------------------------
YU  Yugoslavia    3   5   6   6•  3•  2•  -             
---------------- ---------------------------------------
Neutral Minors:  
    Asia          6   2   1   1   -
    Europe       10   5   4   2   2   1   1   1   1   - 
    MENA          9   6   2   -
    Paired        6   3   2   -
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Other:                     
    US Navy       0   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0 
    
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