Railway Rivals game 15
BIEN's INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS NETWORK stays in front, though RED LINE RALE was still closing the gap. The other two finished equal third. Just three Game End Statements from players.
This turn's races
|JR = Joint Run; ERP = Exchange of Running Powers|
Builds and points
BIEN'S INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS NETWORK (BIEN), Christian Bien - Red
Points: 358 +50 = 408 First
CHILTERN HALL AND IN RAILS BEYOND YONDER STOKECHURCH (CHAIRBOYS), Mark Cowper - Black
Points: 247 +50 = 297 Third equal
RED LINE RALE (RLR), Anthony Gilbert - Purple
Points: 295 +74 = 369 Second
CANTERBURY RAILS (CJR), Rob Pinkerton - Blue
Points: 270 +27 = 297 Third equal
Turn 12 – no changes since turn 10 (PDF, 2.3 Mb)
Game end statements
Canterbury Rails: Rob Pinkerton (=3rd)
Thank you everyone for such an awesome game, I really liked this map!
Red Line Rale: Anthony Gilbert (2nd)
I was happy with my loop, and not at all worried that Christian struck out alone whilst the rest of us charged headlong and largely in lockstep to the Red Lion at Princes Risborough, even when he took the lead through the building phase and I was left in last place. Then the races started. I found myself falling further behind and, even on my strongest rounds, made little headway. Turn 11, finally, was extremely kind to me, and I reckon the favourable routes in the final round will see me cling to second (touch wood).
Congratulations to Christian on his convincing victory, many thanks to Mike for running the game despite his personal challenges, and I hope to see you all in the next one.
Bien's International Express Network: Christian Bien (1st)
I finally won a game again. The parallel building of my opponents in the early stages certainly helped me a lot. Many thanks to Mike for the game management.
The game was perhaps decided when three players started with identical routes through the Chilterns to Oxford. Though BIEN's network was invaded later, it gave him an advantage he never lost.