Above are the possible play states of a turn. Click on each for a description. Note: the main phases of a turn are DEPLOY, ASSAULT, REINFORCE - other phases occur as they are relevant.
Play By Clickable Map
Deploy: Click on territory to deploy, choose number to deploy and click again to make deployment Assault: Click on a territory to Assault from, then on a territory to Assault (right click to Auto Assault) Advance: Click on conquered territory to choose to advance, choose number to advance, then click again to advance. Click on conquering territory to advance zero. Reinforce: Click on a territory to Reinforce from, then on a territory to Reinforce to. Click again to confirm.
Play By Keyboard and Mouse
N Key: Skip to next game, Jump to next game B Key: Begin Turn E Key: End Deployment, End Assaults, End Reinforcement L Key: Later (decline to play spoils) W,S Keys: Increase/decrease troop quantity (slow) Q,A Keys: Increase/decrease troop quantity (fast) Mouse Wheel: Change troop quantity by scrolling over the selected region. CTRL Key + Click: You can always use CTRL-click instead of the right mouse button. Middle Click: To advance to next stage (Begin Turn, End Assaults, etc.) click the middle mouse button anywhere on the map.
Slots Per Player
Fog of War
In a standard game each player fends for himself and there is only one winner.
Regions are randomly distributed at the start of the game and each region starts with three troops.
A player is selected at random to go first and then subsequent players follow in turn. During a team game the play order alternates between the teams.
At the end of your turn if you have conquered at least one region you get 'spoils.' Once you have three of the same color (or three different) these can be traded in at the start of your turn for bonus troops. A set of three reds is worth four bonus troops. Three greens is worth six and three blues is worth 8. A set of three different colors is worth ten bonus troops. If you own any of the regions that you trade-in you get two bonus troops on those regions.
At the end of your turn you can reinforce as many times as you like between regions that are connected.
Fog of War
Fog of War masks enemy positions that are not adjacent to your forces (or your team's forces). It also masks region and zone names in the log
You can only assault from regions held since the start of your turn. If you conquer a region during your turn you cannot assault from it until your next turn.
With round limits, the game will automatically finish at the end of the specified round. The winner will be the surviving player with the most troops.
Each player has up to 24 hours to complete a turn. You will get an email notification when it is your turn to play.
104 Territories, 54 Continents, 8 Start Positions, Min Reinforcements: 3
Toggles change the setting temporarily, other settings are saved on a per map basis. For site-wide settings see our Game Settings page.
2012-04-06 07:39:22 - Game has been initialized 2012-04-12 19:05:22 - cairnswk eliminated army of nobunaga from the game 2012-04-21 01:22:50 - neanderpaul14 eliminated ender516 from the game 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - cairnswk won the game 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - DiM lost 29 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - Tisha lost 37 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - neanderpaul14 lost 21 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - Flapcake lost 13 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - Bruceswar lost 30 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - ender516 lost 24 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - army of nobunaga lost 15 points 2012-07-11 07:48:33 - cairnswk gained 169 points
2012-06-07 15:16:46 - DiM: i see no point in doing this anymore.
2012-06-09 02:03:51 - neanderpaul14: Thank You DiM, the only way for me to do anything is to suicide on her
2012-06-09 02:05:19 - neanderpaul14: my stack would be trashed taking even 1 of her terries
2012-06-10 06:04:24 - cairnswk: oh dim, you're very much a threat my door...from my perspective.
2012-06-10 06:06:29 - cairnswk: i've got a couple of stacks on the wrong side of the map to 'ave a go at tisha
2012-06-10 06:07:52 - cairnswk: perhaps Bruceswar will also take up the challenge on Rev Parris from Marcy Lewis and follow that with Elizabeth Parris
2012-06-10 06:09:57 - cairnswk: then neanderpaul can 'ave a go at witch hill.
2012-06-10 06:10:51 - cairnswk: flapcake could also move on the Corey's etc.
2012-06-10 06:18:01 - cairnswk: problem is...everyone's pta :-)
2012-06-10 19:18:50 - DiM: so basically cairnswk is saying everybody should attack tisha except for him. sweet strategy ;)
2012-06-12 14:20:56 - cairnswk: OK Dim whispers...lets see you follow suit since you're the one doing all the complaining
2012-06-12 14:21:48 - cairnswk: while you continue to amass your bonus i see
2012-06-12 14:22:04 - cairnswk: sweet strategy you'ge got there Dim.
2012-06-12 21:51:24 - DiM: of course i follow.
2012-06-12 23:02:07 - Tisha: you only have 40 men less than me.. and get 10 more than me now. but watch it continue.
2012-06-14 20:24:46 - DiM: 40? not really :))
2012-06-14 20:25:23 - DiM: you have 56 and i already moved this turn. so you still have to get your bonus.
2012-06-14 20:25:46 - DiM: 56 +12 will put you at 68 more troops at the end of this turn.
2012-06-14 20:26:22 - DiM: also you have an immensly better position.
2012-06-14 20:27:30 - DiM: not only you have better defenses but you also own the township which is not only very easy to protect but also offers some very good bombarding options that will allow you to regulate troops in the final round if you need to.
2012-06-14 20:28:40 - DiM: also you have the advantage of going after me in the final round which is crucial.
2012-06-14 20:30:08 - DiM: so my money is still on you. i'd be surprised if me or cairns win this.
2012-06-14 20:31:15 - DiM: bruce flap and neanderpaul also might have a shot if they conserve their troops and one of us (tish cairns and me) goes suicidal on the other 2.
2012-06-14 22:51:43 - Tisha: was wondering what final round you were talking about. -_- after so many rounds, I forgot about that.
2012-06-15 15:41:19 - cairnswk: Well, i guess this is a 50 rounder...so only 11 more rounds to go...
2012-06-15 15:42:47 - cairnswk: then whoever has the most troops will win and everyone else will get it uta
2012-06-15 15:47:43 - cairnswk: not that i'm complaining...but seems to me that round limits are the death knell of playing a decent action game
2012-06-24 22:55:54 - DiM: oh great, and now flapcake is attacking me, further improving tisha's lead.
2012-06-24 22:56:11 - DiM: i guess this was it. :(
2012-06-29 22:45:44 - DiM: 4 more rounds and tisha still has the most troops plus the bigger bonus and yet everybody just sits and waits.
2012-06-29 22:46:22 - DiM: at this point it's pretty clear i don't have a chance in this game so let's make things fun.
2012-06-29 22:47:05 - DiM: 2 rounds before the end of the game i shall collect my troops in 1 big stack.
2012-06-29 22:48:05 - DiM: in the last round i shall proportionally divide that stack according to how many troops the first 2 people have, then autoattack.
2012-06-29 22:48:32 - DiM: so if nobody wants to do anything about the outcome of the game, at least let's make it random.
2012-06-29 22:50:05 - DiM: basically whoever will get the best defensive dice will win. :)
2012-07-10 11:30:03 - DiM: let's see here. if i knock 100 troops off cairns and 100 off tisha this should bring the game down to 5 possible winners (cairns, tisha, flapcake and bruceswar)
2012-07-10 11:30:29 - DiM: maybe this will actually make at least one of you actually play and not just deploy and wait.
2012-07-10 11:36:28 - DiM: lol, i can't believe how crappy my dice are :)) luckly they're evenly crappy regardless of who i attack :)
2012-07-10 11:44:51 - DiM: awesome. cairns 221, tisha 222, flapcake 226, bruceswar 223. let's see which one manages the final turn better.
2012-07-10 11:45:05 - DiM: this should be a blast to watch.
2012-07-10 11:45:38 - DiM: too bad neanderpaul didn't have more troops i would have loved to include him.
2012-07-10 17:07:49 - Tisha: it's cool that those that were more agressive and got the troop count get screwed. Thank you.
2012-07-11 07:35:17 - DiM: wtf did you guys do? you were supposed to fight eachother for the win not waste your troops on me. :)))
2012-07-11 07:35:56 - DiM: it looks like cairns won and he doesn't even have to attack anybody, just deploy :))
2012-07-11 07:50:10 - cairnswk: thank you everyone, 'twas a long game playing building empires
2012-07-11 07:50:26 - cairnswk: this is the second time i have won like this in these last two maps
2012-07-11 07:51:10 - cairnswk: highest score i've ever had.
2012-07-11 07:51:30 - cairnswk: i should play this more with perhaps the unssuspecting.
2012-07-11 07:52:50 - cairnswk: Dim...c'est la vie
2012-07-11 07:56:23 - cairnswk: :-)