Another variant of Diplomacy
The German Tribes have invaded the Roman Empire because their traditional homelands can no longer provide adequate sustenance. The lack of tribal resources described above is represented in this scenario by the presence of only two SCs outside of the Roman imperial borders. Furthermore, no unit starts at a SC. Only 9 SCs can be reached in the first year, which means that all nations will need to remove units at first. Be careful, or your game will finish fast!
After the first year, everything is different: There are numerous SCs, many of them near each other. Can you afford to give them up to someone else?
Here some examples for the rules with respect to rivers:
A Alamanni - Sequanorum (*OK*) A Franci - Colonia Agrippa (*Bounce*) A Teutones - Colonia Agrippa (*Bounce*) A Dacia - Dalmatia (*OK*) A Iazygi - Dalmatia (*Bounce*) A Suebi - Castra Regina (*OK*) A Vandales Supports A Suebi - Castra Regina (*Fails*) A Vindobona Supports A Suebi - Castra Regina (*OK*) A Quadi - Vindobona (*Fails*) A Baetica - Mauretania (*Fails*) A Numidia - Mauretania (*OK*) F Thracia - Galatia (*Fails*) A Miletus - Galatia (*Fails*)
Many thanks to the playtesters and their comments René Krokowski, Christian Schüttler, Cristiano Restitutti, Frank Bacher, Juri Danger, Matthias Vogt, Volker Giebitz and Werner Rambow. Thanks to David Karcher for revising my english translation.Martin Asal, 2004