Manifest Destiny II

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Manifest Destiny II

Postby Morg » 30 Aug 2013, 02:14

Initially run about 2 years ago, I've made some serious modifications to this game and I want to give it another go.

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This game has a couple of unique features which make it different from your typical Dip game.
All rules are standard except where listed below.
-Game starts in Winter 1840. Because Texas is so small, it is allowed to build a unit in Austin even though a Pioneer is already there. By Spring 1840 the two units must be in separate territories.
-Victory is 50%+1 of total SCs. Because the number of SCs can change from year to year, the number of SCs required for Victory can change from year to year.
-The four corners in the Gulf of Mexico all connect to each other. KYW can move to GLV and MBB can move to GoM and vice versa.
-CAM & QUE have two coasts.
-This variant is build anywhere.

The Pioneer(P): Strength 0, Builds New SCs
The Conestoga Wagon represents the Pioneer. It is a new type of unit in addition to your standard armies and navies. The Pioneer moves the same as an army (land only, capable of being convoyed), and has no strength. In winter the Pioneer really shines.
-If the Pioneer is on a territory marked by a green "X," the Pioneer can Build (B) a new SC. The territory loses its "X" and an SC appears in its place.
-If the Pioneer chooses it can then Reform (R) into a fleet or an army in the same winter as it builds. It cannot refuse to Build and then Reform into another unit, it must first Build.
-If the Pioneer does not issue a Reform order it can remain a Pioneer unit and go on to build as many SCs as the gameplay will allow.
-A Pioneer units cannot retreat or attack. If a Pioneer is dislodged, it auto-disbands. When in combat, if unsupported or insufficiently supported, the Pioneer will auto-disband.

Examples:
Pioneer MNT Build (P MNT B)
--- A new SC is created in MNT and the green "X" in MNT disappears. The Pioneer remains in MNT
Pioneer SNF Build Reform Fleet (P SNF B R F)
--- A new SC is created in SNF, the green "X" disappears, the Pioneer disappears and a Fleet is created in SNF.
Player A:Pioneer GSL->YUK
Player B:Army YUK H
--- Player A's Pioneer Disbands
Player A:Pioneer GSL->YUK
Player A:F GoA S P GSL->YUK
Player B: A YUK H
--- Player A's Pioneer bounces 1v1. The Pioneer unit stays alive.

Indian Territory: Diagonal Striped area
At the beginning of the game there are 4 Indian Units placed at random within the 28 striped territories. These units are invisible until stumbled upon. They are half strength units which auto-disband when dislodged. However, an Indian Unit will destroy an unsupported Pioneer. Once revealed Indian units will be displayed on the map.

-This game will be run on a 72/48/48hr schedule.
-Countries (Great Britain, Mexico, Spain, Texas, USA) will be assigned by blind auction.
-An NMR during the Blind Auction, Winter 1840 or Spring 1841 will be grounds for immediate replacement
-2 total NMRs will be grounds for immediate replacement.
-Speed deadlines will be applied when available, if you have orders to send but don't want them speed deadlined, clearly mark them provisional.

Sign ups are now open.
1. Raygoat
2. Mambam14
3. Pedros
4. ColesD
5. Shibabalo

Reserves
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2.
3.

Territory List:
ACA-Aguas Calientas
ALA-Alabama
ALB-Alberta
ARZ-Arizona
AUS-Austin
BRC-British Columbia
CAR-Carolina
CAM-Central America
CHI-Chihuahua
CUB-Cuba
DAL-Dallas
DAK-Dakota
DUR-Durango
EDM-Edmonton
ELP-El Paso
FLO-Florida
GSL-Great Slave Lake
GUA-Guadalajara
HAI-Haiti
HAV-Havana
HOU-Houston
ILL-Illinois
IND-Indian Territory (not to be confused with the large swath of land in which Indian Units may be hidden)
IOW-Iowa
KAN-Kansas
KEN-Kentucky
LAB-Labrador
LOU-Louisiana
MAN-Manitoba
MIC-Michigan
MIS-Missouri
MON-Monterrey
MNT-Montana
MTR-Montreal
MXC-Mexico City
NBR-New Brunswick
NEN-New England
NMX-New Mexico
NUN-Nunavut
NYK-New York
OAX-Oaxaca
OHI-Ohio
ONT-Ontario
ORE-Oregon
OTT-Ottawa
PAN-Panhandle
PUG-Puget Sound
QUE-Quebec
SAL-Saltillo
SAS-Saskatchewan
SDO-Santo Domingo
SHE-Canadian Sheild
SNA-San Antonio
SND-San Diego
SNF-San Francisco
SON-Sonora
TOR-Toronto
UMI-Umiujaq
VER-Veracruz
VIR-Virginia
WIN-Winnepeg
WIS-Wisconsin
YUC-Yucatan
YUK-Yukon

Sea Spaces:
BAH-Bahamas
BER-Bermuda
ECB-Eastern Caribbean
GLV-Galveston
GoA-Gulf of Alaska
GoC-Gulf of California
GoM-Gulf of Mexico
HUD-Hudson Bay
KYW-Key West
MAO-Mid-Atlantic Ocean
MBB-Mobile Bay
MPO-Mid-Pacific Ocean
SAR-Sargasso Sea
SDB-San Diego Bay
SFB-San Francisco Bay
SPO-South Pacific Ocean
STL-St Lawrence
WCB-Western Caribbean
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby Shibabalo » 30 Aug 2013, 03:14

I'd like to play!
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby raygoat » 30 Aug 2013, 04:18

I would enjoy playing this game. Count me in.
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby Gooderian » 30 Aug 2013, 08:56

I am in!
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby Pedros » 30 Aug 2013, 10:20

Yeah. I seem to be rapidly running out of DVFGs, so I'll play if you'll let an alien Brit in!
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby Pedros » 30 Aug 2013, 10:24

But one rule I don't understand Morg:-

If the Pioneer does not issue a Reform order it can remain a Pioneer unit and go on to build as many SCs as the gameplay will allow.

Do those builds relate to future years when it has occupied other Xs? Or am I missing something.
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby ColesD » 30 Aug 2013, 14:22

I'd like to join (and I'm another Brit!) This would be my first DVFG, but I've been on the main site for a while now and would like to branch out to here.
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby ColesD » 30 Aug 2013, 14:30

A few questions of my own:

Does BAH border SDO? It's hard to see with the unit there.
Are the Great Lakes impassable? Does TOR border MIC?
What happens if two Pioneers are ordered to the same space?
Presumably Pioneers do not count towards SCs=unit numbers, and if you choose not to Reform can you build elsewhere at the same time with the new SC you've just gained?
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby raygoat » 31 Aug 2013, 01:15

Can you build pioneers?
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Re: Manifest Destiny II

Postby Morg » 01 Sep 2013, 02:25

Wow. I kinda disappeared for a bit. Sorry about that. In answer to your questions...
Pedros wrote:But one rule I don't understand Morg:-
Do those builds relate to future years when it has occupied other Xs? Or am I missing something.

No, you got it just fine. I was referring to future years when it is in other Xs.

ColesD wrote:A few questions of my own:

Does BAH border SDO? It's hard to see with the unit there.
Yes it does
Are the Great Lakes impassable? Does TOR border MIC?
The Great Lakes are unnamed so are impassable. TOR does border MIC near where the city of Detroit would be
What happens if two Pioneers are ordered to the same space?
They bounce 0v0, because neither of them are combat units they don't disband
Presumably Pioneers do not count towards SCs=unit numbers, and if you choose not to Reform can you build elsewhere at the same time with the new SC you've just gained?You can have 1 Pioneer unit which is free and does not require support. Any additional pioneer units would require support. If a Pioneer can build and then reform based on the new SC, then it makes sense for the Pioneer to build an SC and another city build a unit based on that SC the same winter.


raygoat wrote:Can you build pioneers?

Yes, but additional Pioneers require support.
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