Federation

by Theo Kermanidis

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1. The eight colonies are:

ColonyIdentifierFlag
New South WalesN
QueenslandQ
South AustraliaS
TasmaniaT
VictoriaV
Western AustraliaW
Northern TerritoryY
New ZealandZ

 

2. Each colony had managed to muster the following forces in Spring 1901:

ColonyUnits
New South WalesSydney (Fleet)Bourke (Army)Goulburn (Army)
QueenslandBrisbane (Fleet)Cairns (Army)
South AustraliaAdelaide (Fleet)Port Augusta (Army)
TasmaniaHobart (Fleet)Launceston (Army)
VictoriaMelbourne (Army)Geelong (Fleet)Ballarat (Army)
Western AustraliaPerth (Army)Albany (Fleet)
Northern TerritoryDarwin (Fleet)Katherine (Army)
New ZealandWellington (Army)Auckland (Fleet)


3. Each colony begins the campaign with the units deployed as shown in the above table. As the campaign progresses and supply centres are acquired, further units may be built in each colonies home supply centres, provided the colony has control of them.

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The total number of supply centres is 51. Of these, 33 are initially neutral though some of them will eventually become home supply centres for the colonies.

There is a major water way system (Murray-Darling) which allows navigation by fleet through the south east region of Australia. This is represented as a canal system that branches into two directions. One branch extends into Queensland, while the other branch borders between New South Wales and Victoria.

Also, army movement is permitted between Nelson and either Auckland. No convoy is required for this type of movement. Note that no fleet movement between West Cook Strait and East Cook Strait is permitted. The fleet must pass through Nelson.

There are three no-go zones where units are not permitted to move. These areas are Snowy Mountain, the Great Victorian Desert, and the Great Sandy Desert.

Note: Lake Eyre is not a designated body of water, though it is called a lake. The reason for this is that it is a large dry, salt lake accessible to movement by armies.

Victory Condition

The victory condition is to capture 26 supply centres.


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