African Diplomacy II (dc02)

By David Lawler

A. Starting positions: as there are no "countries" as yet and no home centers, starting positions will be chosen in a manner similar to Risk. Sequence will be determined randomly. Each player will have four units to place on the map, starting with the first army of the player with the  lowest assigned number, followed the first army of the player with the next lowest assigned number, and so on till each player has placed their first army. The second army of each player will be placed according to rank as described in the previous sentence, and so on till all four armies of each player is placed on the map. The game will then begin in Spring 1901.

B. Home centers: each player may declare up to four home centers. Home centers will be declared and built upon  (if unoccupied) in Winter but, once established, they may NOT be changed.

C. Rivers: There are four rivers in African Diplomacy...

i. The Congo: entered at Kinshasa, traverses Brazzaville, Lisala, Kisangani, Katanga, and North Rhodesia.

ii. The Niger: entered at Lagos and traverses Niamey, French Sudan, Bamako, and Guinea.

iii. The Nile: entered at Egypt and traverses El Obeid, Khartoum, Jonglei, Uganda, and Kisangani.

iv. The Senegal: entered at either Senegal or Guinea, and terminating at Bamako.

D. Rivers: There are four lakes in African Diplomacy. These lakes may be occupied just like any sea even though the map does not have them named.

i. Lake Chad: bordered by Cameroons, Jos, N'Djamena, and Nguigmi. Northernmost Lake.

ii. Lake Malawi: bordered by Kovuma, Nyasaland, and Tanganyika. Southernmost lake.

iii. Lake Tanganyika: bordered by Katanga, Kisangani, North Rhodesia, Ruanda-Urundi, and Tanganyika. At the end of the Congo River.

iv. Lake Victoria: bordered by Kenya, Ruanda-Urundi (R-U), Tanganyika, and Uganda. At the end of the Nile River.

E. Convoys on Rivers: Each leg of the convoy, including the Origin and Destination of the army being convoyed, must be a province/sea/river/lake that the adjacent fleets of the convoy can move to normally.

EXAMPLE: A Rio de Oro - Upper Volta

F Senegal convoys A Rio de Oro - Upper Volta

F Bamako convoys A Rio de Oro - Upper Volta

These moves fail for two reasons. Firstly, F Senegal cannot move to Bamako, therefore a convoy including the leg Senegal to Bamako cannot succeed. Secondly, F Bamako cannot move to Upper Volta, therefore a convoy with the army terminus of Upper Volta from Bamako cannot succeed.

F. There are a number of unusual spaces. They are listed below along with the restrictions on movement associated with these spaces.

Bamako (64): This space is a province and supply center, with a river (Niger) through the south-center and a river (Senegal) through the north. The Niger is  considered a "coast" [sc]; it allows movement to and  from French Sudan (57) and Guinea[ec] (65). The Senegal is considered a "coast" [nc]; it allows movement to and from Guinea[wc] (65) and Senegal (62).

Brazzaville (75): This space is a province and supply center,  with a river (Congo) on the east border and a sea on the west border. The river is considered a "coast" [ec] for movement; it allows movement to and from Kinshasa (76)  and Lisala (78). The east coast allows movement to and  from Cameroons[sc] (74), Gulf of Congo (104), Gulf of  Guinea (72), and Kinshasa (76).

Bulgaria (14): This space is a province and supply center, with east & south coasts.

Cameroons (74): This space is a province with one coast [nc]  along Lake Chad & another along the Atlantic Ocean [sc].  The north coast allows movement to and from Jos (73),  Lake Chad, and N'Djamena (80). The south coast allows movement to and from Brazzaville[wc] (75), Gulf of  Guinea (72), and Lagos (70).

Constantinople (30): This space is a province and supply center with a canal through the center. This canal allows fleet movement through the province to and from any adjacent province or body of water.

El Obeid (81): This space is a province with a river (Nile)  through the border. The river allows movement to and from  Egypt[wc] (47) and Khartoum[wc] (46).

Egypt (47): This space is a province and supply center, with a canal (Suez) and a river (Nile) through the center. The canal is considered a "coast" [ec] for movement & must be specified for fleet movements; it allows movement to and from Cyrenaica (48), the Eastern Med (31),  Khartoum[ec] (46), the Red Sea (45), and Syria (34). The river is also considered a "coast" [wc]; it allows  movement to and from Cyrenaica (48), the Eastern Med (31),  El Obeid (81), Khartoum[wc] (46), and Syria (34).

French Sudan (57): This space is a province with a river  (Niger) through the center. The river allows  movement to and from Bamako (64) and Niamey[nc] (56).

Guinea (65): This space is a province and supply center,  with a river (Niger) through the east-center, a river (Senegal) and ocean (Atlantic) on the north and west  border. The Niger[ec] allows movement to and from  Bamako[ec] (64). The Senegal (and Atlantic)[wc] allows movement to and from Bamako[wc] (64), Cape Verde (63),  Gulf of Guinea (72), Liberia (67), and Senegal (62).

Iran (40): This space is a province and supply center, with north and south coasts.

Jonglei (85): This space is a province and supply center, with a river (Nile) through the center. The river allows  movement to & from Khartoum[wc] (46) and Uganda (84).

Jos (73): This space is a province and supply center, with  one coast along Lake Chad with movement to and from  Cameroons[nc] (74), Lake Chad, and Nguigmi (53).

Katanga (99): This space is a province and supply center,  with a river (Congo) though the center and a lake  (Lake Tanganyika) on one border. The river and lake allow movement to and from Kisangani[sc] (82),  Kisangani[wc] (82), Lake Tanganyika, and  North Rhodesia (100).

Khartoum (46): This space is a province and supply center, with a river (Nile) through the center & the Red Sea (45) on its east coast. The river is considered a "coast" [wc];  it allows movement to & from Egypt[wc] (47), El Obeid (81),  and Jonglei (85). The east coast allows movement to and from Egypt[ec] (47), Eritrea (88), and the Red Sea (45).

Kinshasa (76): This space is a province and supply center,  with a river (Congo) through the center and a sea on the west border. The river and sea allow movement to and  from Brazzaville[ec] (75), Brazzaville[wc] (75), Gulf of  Congo (104), Lisala (78), and Luanda (102).

Kisangani (82): This space is a province and supply center, with one river (Congo) through the center, one river on its east border (Nile), and Lake Tangayika on its south border. The Congo is considered a "coast" [wc] and  allows movement to and from Katanga (99) and Lisala (78). The Nile is considered a "coast" [ec] and allows movement  to & from Uganda (84). The South Coast (Lake Tanganyika) allows movement to and from Katanga (99), Lake Tanganyika,  and Ruanda-Urundi[wc] (83).

Kovuma (97): This space is a province and supply center, with one coast along Lake Malawi with movement to and  from Lake Tanganyika, Nyasaland (98), Tanganyika[sc] (96).

Lagos (70): This space is a province and supply center,  with a river (Niger) though the center and a sea on one  border. The river and sea allow movement to and from  Cameroons[sc] (74), Gulf of Guinea (72), Niamey[sc] (56),  and Niamey[nc] (56).

Lake Chad: Unnamed and unnumbered, this space is a body of water in Central North Africa. Movement allowed to and from Cameroons[nc] (74), Jos (73), N'Djamena (80), and  Nguigmi (53).

Lake Malawi: Unnamed and unnumbered, this space is a body of water in Southeast Africa. Movement allowed to and from Kovuma (97), Nyasaland (98), and Tanganyika[sc] (96).

Lake Tanganyika: Unnamed and unnumbered, this space is a body  of water in Southeast Africa. Movement allowed to and  from Katanga (99), Kisangani[sc] (82),  North Rhodesia (100), Ruanda-Urundi[wc] (83), and  Tanganyika[wc] (96).

Lake Victoria: Unnamed and unnumbered, this space is a body  of water in Southeast Africa. Movement allowed to and  from Kenya[wc] (86), Ruanda-Urundi[ec] (83), Tanganyika[nc] (96), and Uganda (84).

Lisala (78): This space is a province with a river (Congo)  through the center. The river allows  movement to and from Brazzaville[ec] (75), Kinshasa (76), and Kisangani[wc] (82).

N'Djamena (80): This space is a province and supply center,  with one coast along Lake Chad with movement to and from  Cameroons[nc] (74), Lake Chad, and Nguigmi (53).

Nguigmi (53): This space is a province and supply center,  with one coast along Lake Chad with movement to and from  Jos (73), Lake Chad, and N'Djamena (80).

Niamey (56): This space is a province and supply center, with a river (Niger) through the center and the Gulf of Guinea (72) on its south coast. The river is considered  a "coast" [wc]; it allows movement to and from French Sudan (57) and Lagos (70). The south coast allows  movement to and from Gold Coast (69), the Gulf of  Guinea (72), and Lagos (70).

North Rhodesia (100): This space is a province and supply  center, with one coast along Lake Malawi with movement to &  from Katanga (99), Lake Tanganyika, and Nyasaland (98).

Nyasaland (98): This space is a province and supply center, with one coast along Lake Malawi with movement to and  from Kovuma (97), Lake Tanganyika, and Tanganyika[sc] (96). Ruanda-Urundi (aka R-U) (83): This space is a province and  supply center, with west and east coasts. The west coast borders Lake Tanganyika and allows movement to and from Kisangani[sc] (82), Lake Tanganyika, Tanganyika[wc] (96). The east coast borders Lake Victoria and allows movement to and from Lake Victoria, Tanganyika[nc] (96), and Uganda (84).

St Helena (106): Although this space appears to be a body of water, it is actually a provice and supply center akin to Denmark. The space may be occupied by either a fleet or an army, although an army may only come to be on the space through a build or a convoy.

Senegal (62): This space is a province and supply center,  with a river (Senegal) along the southern border. The Senegal and ocean (Atlantic) on the south and west  allow movement to and from Bamako[wc] (64),  Cape Verde (63), Guinea (65), and Rio de Oro (59).

Sevastopol (36): This space is a province and supply center, with west and east coasts.

Spain (20): This space is a province and supply center, with north and south coasts.

Tanganyika (96): This space is a province and supply center, with north, south, east, and west coasts. The north coast allows movement to and from Kenya[wc] (86), Lake Victoria, and Ruanda-Urundi[ec] (83). The south coast allows movement to and from Kovuma (97), Lake Malawi, and Nyasaland (98). The east coast allows movement to and from East African Sea (94), Kenya[ec] (86), and Nampula (95). The west coast allows movement to and  from Lake Tanganyika, North Rhodesia (100), and  Ruanda-Urundi[wc] (83).

Uganda (84): This space is a province with a river (Nile)  through the center. The river allows movement to and from Jonglei (85), Kenya[wc] (86), Kisangani (82),  Lake Victoria, and Ruanda-Urundi[ec] (83).


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