England’s Opening Moves: Splits Openings and the Western Opening

I’m putting the Splits openings and the Western Opening in the same post because, although some will disagree, there is really only one version of the Western Opening that makes any kind of sense (and that’s pushing it!) The Splits openings These openings are strange. I wouldn’t say I’d never use them but there isContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Splits Openings and the Western Opening”

England’s Opening Moves: Southern Openings

Having looked at England’s Northern openings, let’s have a look at the Southern openings that could be an option. There are three useful Southern openings, although two of them don’t seem to be much different from each other and possibly aren’t quite as useful as the third! Each opening is named after a local riverContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Southern Openings”

England’s Opening Moves: Northern Openings

England can only guarantee one supply centre in 1901 – Norway. To do this, she has to use a Northern opening – and even then there is only one set of orders that guarantees taking Norway. There are two Northern openings that make any sense for England – the Churchill Opening and the Jorvik Opening.Continue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Northern Openings”

England’s Opening Moves: Introduction

England has few opening move possibilities when compared to most other powers. When we consider the profitable openings, there are even fewer (as you’d expect). Richard Sharp introduced the method of categorising openings for the powers. For England, he did this by first focusing on the moves of the fleets, then the army. These openingsContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Introduction”

The Peloponnesian Key

So, I’ve thought about the Key Lepanto as an opening strategy. There are a number of variants of this but the main aspect of them all is that Italy travels through Treste to Serbia in 1901. I’ve seen a number of explanations of this on Dip forums and sites, but if you want to knowContinue reading “The Peloponnesian Key”