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. 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.
Each player has up to 24 hours to complete a turn. You will get an email notification when it is your turn to play.
44 Territories, 23 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.
2010-03-05 21:40:49 - Game has been initialized 2010-03-11 22:34:00 - Ironman is back eliminated Joe B. from the game 2010-03-12 11:23:03 - waiting4oct eliminated Ironman is back from the game 2010-03-12 22:01:19 - waiting4oct eliminated hfbat from the game 2010-03-12 22:01:19 - waiting4oct won the game 2010-03-12 22:01:19 - Joe B. lost 27 points 2010-03-12 22:01:19 - hfbat lost 25 points 2010-03-12 22:01:19 - Ironman is back lost 16 points 2010-03-12 22:01:19 - waiting4oct gained 68 points
2010-03-06 07:11:22 - Joe B.: Everyone know what they're doing here?
2010-03-06 11:12:48 - waiting4oct: 2nd time on this map. I have a basic idea, but not in depth knowledgee yet. I know how the bonuses work and how the territories connect, if that's what you mean?
2010-03-06 18:17:55 - hfbat: Not a clue
2010-03-07 21:48:13 - hfbat: why is yellow getting 6?
2010-03-08 02:57:26 - hfbat: nm, I think I get it now
2010-03-08 09:33:18 - Joe B.: Dice are killing me so I'm just an observer at this point.
2010-03-08 09:34:12 - Joe B.: Yellow has 2 colonies so he gets 3 extra. Red has the ship and colony, he should get 2 extra.
2010-03-08 09:34:56 - Joe B.: Blue has 2 colonies, you all seem to be doing well.
2010-03-08 09:35:47 - Joe B.: Actually, since yellow has Delaware, I guess he has 3 colonies.
2010-03-08 18:26:30 - waiting4oct: Yeah. Bonuses are based on the number of entire colonies you have. So those small ones that started 2n can be valuable.
2010-03-08 18:30:09 - waiting4oct: And remember, that what we now know as Maine was then part of Mass, so you dont have ME, blue. (nor MA because you're missing the Cape.)
2010-03-09 15:43:11 - waiting4oct: hrmm... I've got an error here. It's not giving me my French+Georgia bonus.
2010-03-09 15:47:26 - waiting4oct: So, sorry guys, I'd have taken DE and broken MD that turn, but the lack of those 2 troops made it too risky a proposition.
2010-03-12 11:23:12 - waiting4oct: gg, ironman.
2010-03-12 11:24:19 - waiting4oct: *crosses fingers and mumbles* no set, no set, no set...
2010-03-12 21:15:43 - hfbat: race for set, you are ahead
2010-03-12 21:17:19 - waiting4oct: I've got 2 green and 2 red...
2010-03-12 21:18:47 - waiting4oct: Let's see what you got :)
2010-03-12 21:19:52 - waiting4oct: drat...
2010-03-12 21:20:07 - waiting4oct: good game.
2010-03-12 21:22:12 - hfbat: 7 on 1....
2010-03-12 21:22:22 - waiting4oct: holy crap.. no way. I can't believe my defensive dice held out.
2010-03-12 21:23:39 - waiting4oct: It's probably going to be a race to that next set, again.
2010-03-12 21:24:12 - waiting4oct: gack.. can't play now. baby is crying.
2010-03-12 21:26:12 - hfbat: Enjoy it while you can - our youngest is 8 and I can't believe how fast it has flown by.
2010-03-12 21:28:16 - waiting4oct: She's our 1st. 3 weeks old. Fortunately for me, she was just hungry, and I'm not equipped to handle that particular emergency. :D
2010-03-12 21:43:17 - hfbat: gg
2010-03-12 21:48:47 - hfbat: Is that what waiting4Oct references?
2010-03-12 21:51:57 - waiting4oct: It's actually a song.
2010-03-12 21:52:36 - waiting4oct: Your flag says Canada, so you may not know the show. There was an old Nickelodeon show called The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
2010-03-12 21:53:16 - waiting4oct: Most of it was filmed around where I grew up in NJ. Anyhow, the band that does the theme music plays a song called Waiting For October. I just like the phrase.
2010-03-12 21:54:40 - hfbat: for crying out loud, another 9 on ocmulgee
2010-03-12 21:55:09 - waiting4oct: My defensive dice held up again, it looks like.
2010-03-12 21:58:28 - hfbat: yep, two bad runs for me.
2010-03-12 22:01:26 - waiting4oct: phew...
2010-03-12 22:01:40 - waiting4oct: That could have ended a number of times before this turn. GG