HYBORIAN AGE II
by Burt Labelle
AGE II is loosely based on the HYBORIAN AGE DIPLOMACY by Gary Gygax which in
turn had its basis in the map of the Hyborian World which appears in most Robert
Howard Conan books.
0. All the usual rules of Diplomacy apply save where amended below.
1. There are five "major powers" in HAII. They are Cimmeria, which
has risen to great heights under Conan and the mercenary army he has with him
wherever he goes, Aguilonia, which a while back had none other than Conan as its
King, Turan, which has been expanding aggressively (and unchecked) for some
time, The Federation, made up of Ophir, Corinthia, and Koth, with direction of
the group presently under Corinthia, and last, Stygia, allied with the Corsair
and Black Kingdoms, in a last effort to regain its former glory.
2. Initial deployment:
CIMMERIA: A Thorn, A Calgar, A Blue Mountains;
AQUILONIA: A Tauran, A Poitan, A Shamar;
THE FEDERATION: A Tybor, A Ophir, A Corinthia, A Khorshemis;
TURAN: A Akif, A Aghrapur, F Khawarism;
STYGIA: A Khemi, A Thoth-Osiris, F Sukmet.
3. One might suspect that Cimmeria, Aquilonia, and The Federation are
landlocked by their supposed inability to build fleets. Not so. Besides the home
supply centres (stars) and the neutral supply centres (dots), you will note five
unusual neutral supply centres (circled dots). They are: Vanaheim, Southern
Pictish Wilderness, Isle of the Black Ones, Messantia, and Corsair. In these
supply centres, any nation may build fleets in a fall turn. The only
prerequisite is that the nation control the supply centre (i.e., occupy it). In
the first Fall occupation it is of course impossible to build in these centres,
as the unit occupying it is already there; but in Fall immediately following,
fleets may be built. Armies may NOT be built in these provinces; only in a major
4. No power may build more than one Fleet per year.
5. Lined areas are desert and/or mountains, impassable.
6. Victory criterion is 17 units on the board.
7. Abbreviations listed:
8. Spring moves take place in the year 3700.
(Original publication July 1973)