The Classes and Restrictions
As players progress through their "years" at The Citadel, they will gain more privileges, and are able to access areas they used to not. If a territory or attack route is red on the following maps, a player cannot use it or attack it.Knob Year
(Lots of restrictions)
During Knob Year, all players are granted one army to deploy at the start of the round.Sophomore Year
(Gain The Tower and Battalion Attack Routes)
During Sophomore Year, all players are granted two armies to deploy at the start of each round.Junior Year
(Gain the Quads)
During Junior Year, all players are granted four armies to deploy at the start of each round.Senior Year
(Gain the Deck, the President, and the Commandant)
During Senior Year, all players are granted six armies to deploy at the start of each round. The Parade Deck itself has a special rule. No one can hold it, but anyone with an attack force 5 or greater can attack through it. In other words, when Senior Year hits 14 territories on the map are all attackable by each other, provided the assault is large enough.Region Bonuses
Over time a player may own a region on the metamap. They gain half of the bonus noted on the map, rounded up. If a territory is unavailable for claim, it is NOT required for the region bonus.
So the bonuses for regions are as follows:
1st Battalion: 2
2nd Battalion: 3
3rd Battalion: 2
4th Battalion: 1
Support Battalion: 2
Lee Avenue: 3
Avenue of Remembrance: 2
Jenkins Avenue: 2Attacks, Defense, and Claiming TerritoryWARNING: The following is relatively complex at first, so diagrams are provided.
Every owned territory starts the game requiring one victory to claim (more on "locked" territories later). Think about this as if one army was on every territory. At the start of each round, each player gets armies to place on any of their owned territories.
Then each player PMs to me whether they'd like to attack or defend with each territory they own. Defend:
Any player attacking the territory must win a best-of-3 series (2 victories) to conquer the territory.Attack:
If they attack, there are three things that can happen.
Red attacks Green, Green defends:
- If Red wins the best-of-3 series, he advances the army and Green loses both.
- If Green wins the best-of-3 series but loses one of them, Green loses 1 army, and Red loses his attacking force (Green keeps the territory).
- If Green wins the best-of-3 series with no losses, Green loses no armies, and Red loses his attack force.
Red attacks Green, Green attacks Red:
- If Red wins the one match (1 to conquer the territory), Green loses both the attacking army and the territory, and vice versa.
Red attacks Green, Green attacks Yellow:
- If Red wins the one match, he takes over Green's territory.
- If Green wins his best-of-3 against Yellow, he takes over Yellow's territory, even if Red wins.
- If Red wins and Green loses, Green loses both attacking force and territory.Those are the most basic examples. There are three other cases:
Red attacks with more than one army:
- If Red wins the best-of-3, he can either advance both armies or leave one on the attacking territory.
- If Red loses the best-of-3, he can lose one of the attacking armies to replay one of the lost matches, provided that would cause him to win the series (with 2 attackers, losing 2-1 on the series, with 3 attackers, losing 3-0 on the series). He can repeat this until he decides to retreat or runs out of armies to replay with.
Red and Yellow attack Green: (multiple people attacking the same territory)
- Green is not allowed to attack unless his army count is higher than the total of armies attacking him (in this case, he can't attack).
- All 3 players play a number of matches equivalent to the number that would be played if only one person was attacking (3 matches since Green has 2 defenders, it would be 5 if Green had 3).
- Any extra armies that Green sends to attack do NOT count toward the number of matches played (so if he had 3 but sent 1 off to attack, only 3 matches are played).
- If Red has the highest finishes of all 3 players, he conquers Green's territory and Yellow loses his attacking army.
- If Green has the highest finishes of all 3 players, he successfully defends against both Red and Yellow.
Red and Yellow attack Green, Green attacks Yellow:
- Both the above rules about multiple people attacking AND the rules about two people attacking each other apply.
- If Red wins the multiple and Green wins the attack against Yellow, Green advances and Red advances.
- If Red wins the multiple and Yellow wins the attack against Green, Red advances and Green loses both attacking force and territory.
- If Yellow wins both sets, he advances and Green loses both attacking force and territory.Unclaimed Territories:
Red attacks an unclaimed territory:
- Red takes it and advances as many as he wants to.
Red and Green attack an unclaimed territory:
- The same rules apply as if it was the two attacking each other, but victory for either results in the winner taking over the territory, nothing more.
- If they attack with multiple but equal armies, the number of games played expands to accommodate the number of victories required to overcome the other (so if both attacked with 2, best-of-3).
- If either has more armies than the other, the extra armies count toward "redoes."
So to sum that all up, here's the gist of it:Basic Rules:
- Each player gets a specific number of armies, determined by Class Year, to place on their owned territories at the beginning of each round.
- Number of armies on a territory denotes how many victories in a best-of series must be won to conquer it.
- If two people attack each other, the winner holds his own and takes over his opponent's territory.
- If one person is attacked by two or more people, he must defend against the attack with armies equal to the total force attacking him.
- If a person attacks with more than one army, they can redo any lost matches as long as it would cause them to win the series, losing the extra army or armies in the process.
- If more than two people are involved in an attack, the winner is decided by who finishes highest in all games of the attack.
- Attacking an unclaimed territory is "free" as long as it is uncontested.
- Two or more people attacking an unclaimed territory fight over it according to the rules above, with the victor getting the unclaimed territory.But, here's the bottom line:I will handle all of the paperwork. Just tell me your deployments, your attacks, and your advances. I will send you the games you need to play.