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.
Fog of War
Slots Per Player
In a Doubles games, pairs of two players team up against other teams. The last team alive wins.
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. Escalating Spoils indicates that each set traded in will be worth more than the previous. The first set is worth 4 bonus troops. Then 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25 etc. 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 once from one region to another (they must be connected by regions that you own).
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.
In a speed game each player has the specified number of minutes to complete their turn.
143 Territories, 108 Continents, 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.
2010-05-15 05:00:05 - Game has been initialized 2010-05-15 06:30:05 - Master Fenrir eliminated Commander62890 from the game 2010-05-15 06:30:19 - Master Fenrir eliminated Commander9 from the game 2010-05-15 06:30:19 - Master Fenrir, ljex won the game 2010-05-15 06:30:19 - Commander62890 lost 16 points 2010-05-15 06:30:19 - Commander9 lost 16 points 2010-05-15 06:30:19 - Master Fenrir gained 16 points 2010-05-15 06:30:19 - ljex gained 16 points
2010-05-15 06:18:20 - Commander62890: aww!
2010-05-15 06:18:26 - Commander9: 13 mins ago, to be precise.
2010-05-15 06:18:32 - Commander9: lol.
2010-05-15 06:19:01 - Commander9: [team]: I'll be sure to send him that :D
2010-05-15 06:19:11 - ljex: lol
2010-05-15 06:19:55 - Commander62890: thanx; you can never have too many friends with (video game) guns!
2010-05-15 06:20:26 - Commander62890: or real swords... ljex, go buy a couple of swords
2010-05-15 06:20:30 - Master Fenrir: What systems do you guys have again?
2010-05-15 06:20:35 - Commander62890: watch my back
2010-05-15 06:20:50 - Commander9: If I'm not mistaken, Dan has all of them in RL - he's from Texas.
2010-05-15 06:20:59 - Commander62890: I'm PC and ljex is PS3
2010-05-15 06:21:06 - Commander9: I only use PC.
2010-05-15 06:21:20 - Master Fenrir: Goddamn, I can't find anybody with an Xbox.
2010-05-15 06:21:26 - Commander62890: of course... crazy texan bastards
2010-05-15 06:21:37 - ljex: lol
2010-05-15 06:21:45 - Commander9: Time to shove that to trash then :)
2010-05-15 06:22:02 - Commander9: Who uses Xbox'es these days anyways?
2010-05-15 06:22:17 - Commander62890: yeah man, that shit is old school
2010-05-15 06:25:23 - ljex: i wonder when they will make a new x box
2010-05-15 06:25:27 - Master Fenrir: Xbox 360. Same shit.
2010-05-15 06:26:01 - Commander62890: gotta love the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho17awdn13U&feature=related
2010-05-15 06:26:10 - Commander62890: (only AoE fans ;))
2010-05-15 06:26:56 - Commander9: Dang, haven't heard this in ages...
2010-05-15 06:27:23 - ljex: how long has 360 been out?
2010-05-15 06:27:29 - ljex: also great song
2010-05-15 06:27:44 - Commander62890: hey ljex... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DsPrEcvIvI
2010-05-15 06:27:46 - ljex: you start from humble beginnings, a small village in the dark ages
2010-05-15 06:27:58 - Commander62890: gotta play it cuz i lost
2010-05-15 06:28:05 - Commander62890: ^^
2010-05-15 06:28:14 - Master Fenrir: 360's been out a few years, I think.
2010-05-15 06:28:14 - Commander62890: you explore to expand your border
2010-05-15 06:28:18 - ljex: our victory song
2010-05-15 06:28:33 - Commander62890: conduct trade to boost your economy
2010-05-15 06:28:34 - ljex: jex [team]: conduct trade to boost your economey
2010-05-15 06:28:47 - ljex: damn 1 second appart
2010-05-15 06:28:49 - Commander9: rlol.
2010-05-15 06:29:00 - Commander62890: and research technologies to grow your civilization into a mighty empire!
2010-05-15 06:29:22 - Commander9: Memories..
2010-05-15 06:29:40 - Commander62890: gg all
2010-05-15 06:29:43 - ljex: but there are difficulties too
2010-05-15 06:29:44 - Commander9: gg again guys.
2010-05-15 06:29:50 - ljex: gg
2010-05-15 06:30:06 - ljex: cunning rivals to oppose
2010-05-15 06:30:17 - Commander9: damnit, I think I will get AoE 2 again now
2010-05-15 06:30:18 - Commander62890: a pleasure, guys... im signing off now
2010-05-15 06:30:18 - ljex: i forget the rest :-)(
2010-05-15 06:30:26 - ljex: me too
2010-05-15 06:30:42 - Commander62890: later!
2010-05-15 06:30:49 - Commander9: I'm going to make my last move and head to bed. Great game and I hope to do this one more time some time.
2010-05-15 06:31:09 - Master Fenrir: It was fun guys...for a 2 hour speed game. : )