Viking Diplomacy IV

by Joe Janbu

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1. Map Notes:

Hedeby is a channel province, just like Kiel in standard.

Oerne(and Kalmar) is a channel too, and armies can move to Kalmar, Jylland and Hedeby without convoy.

Fleets in the waterways labelled "Volga route" and "Dnepr route" may convoy armies. The armies can only be convoyed along the waterway, not across the river (e.g. a fleet in Gardarike may convoy an army from Kjonugard to Holmgard, but not from Smolensk to Mordvin).

2. Armed neutrals:

The neutrals with a brighter center are holding neutrals. These neutrals

are Buda, Pest, London, Jorsal and Alexandria. They order: A Lon H, A Bud s A Pes, A Pes s A Bud, A Jrs s A Ale. If dislodged, they retreat off the board. They will only do the support if they unit they support is a holding neutral as well. If a holding neutral is dislodged in spring, but the invader vacates in fall, a new holding neutral army will be rebuilt.

3. Victory:

Victory conditions are 26 centers. If two or more players occupy 26 centers or more during the same year, any one of those may choose to declare the game a draw between the players who owns more than 25 centers. Until any player does this, the game goes on until only one player owns 26 centers or more.

Note:

A note about the powers: Largely, the variant reflects the situation around 950 AD. However, a few liberties has been taken, to provide the map with 8 playable great powers. West and East Francia was adjoined to "France", and Lothringen, Burgundy and Lombardia has been adjoined in one power. The Arab Caliphates were in control of Egypt and modern Israel, but I found it would be interesting to have a self-defending neutral there. The Slavic Nations were not united, but to give the Swedish Vikings opposition in the east, their unification is necessary. I believe Normandie (the Rouen territory) is at its largest state, but on Great Britain, the areas marked light blue and red were the primary settlements, while larger areas has been held in periods. Another clear liberty is marking Dorestad as the territory of western Netherlands, as if it was to be represented accurately, probably it would have the size of the dot. I doubt you would want to try to place units on that territory, though! The same goes for the neutral Gothenburg. The interior parts of the province belonged to Sweden, the coast north of the city to Norway and the coast south of the city to Denmark. Merely the city was invaded and bought back and forth. Still, there is no room for a unit on a 2 pixel radius territory.

Province List

Abruzzi, Abr
Aegean Sea, Aeg
Aldeigjuborg, Ald
Alexandria, Ale
Alsace, Als
Ancona, Anc
Ankara, Ank
Antakya, Ant
Arkhangelsk, Ark
Asturias, Ast
Athinai, Ath
Auvergne, Auv
Avignon, Avi
Baltic Sea, Bal
Barca, Brc
Barents Sea, Bar
Bavaria, Bav
Bay of Biscay, Bob
Beograd, Beo
Berber Coast, Ber
Birka, Bir
Bjarmaland, Bja
Bornholmer Sea, Bor
Brandenburg, Bra
Breslau, Brs
Bretagne, Btg
Bruges, Bru
Buda, Bud
Burgos, Brg
Burta, Brt
Cagliari, Cag
Catalonia, Cat
Champagne, Chm
Charsiana, Chr
Cherson Bight, Che
Cordoba, Crd
Cornwall, Crn
Cumaniya, Cum
Cypriot Sea, Cyp
Dogger Bank, Dog
Dorestad, Dor
Dyvlin, Dyv
Eastern Adriatic Sea, Ead
Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Ems
English Channel, Eng
Essex, Ess
Flanders, Fla
Frankfurt, Fra
Gardarike, Gar
Gdansk, Gda
Genova, Gen
Goteborg, Got
Graz, Gra
Groningen, Gro
Gulf of Bothnia, Gob
Gulf of Cadiz, Goc
Gulf of Finland, Gof
Gulf of Lyons, Gol
Hafrsfjord, Haf
Hamburg, Ham
Hastings, Has
Hedeby, Hed
Helsingjaland, Hel
Hessen, Hes
Hibernian Sea, Hib
Holmgard, Hol
Hordaland, Hor
Ingermannland, Ing
Ionian Sea, Ion
Irish Sea, Iri
Jemtland, Jem
Jomsborg, Jom
Jorsal, Jrs
Jorvik, Jrv
Jylland, Jyl
Kaffa, Kaf
Kalmar, Kal
Karelia, Kar
Katanes, Ktn
Kattegat, Ktg
Khazar Empire, Kha
Kirkby, Kir
Kjonugard, Kjo
Koln, Kol
Kvenland, Kve
Lapland, Lap
Libyan Sea, Lib
Ligurian Sea, Lig
Lindisfarne, Lin
Lisboa, Lis
Lombardy, Lom
London, Lon
Macedonia, Mac
Maine, Mne
Mainz, Mnz
Marseilles, Mar
Mecklenburg, Mec
Memel, Mem
Mid Atlantic Ocean, Mao
Miklagard, Mik
Mordvin, Mor
Muscovy, Mus
Nantes, Nan
Napoli, Nap
Nidaros, Nid
Noirmoutier, Noi
North Atlantic Ocean, Nao
North Black Sea, Nbs
North Sea, Nth
Norwegian Sea, Nwg
Oerne, Oer
Oldenburg, Old
Osterbotten, Ost
Palermo, Plo
Palestine, Pls
Palma, Pma
Palmyra, Ply
Paris, Par
Paristria, Pst
Pest, Pes
Pisa, Pis
Pommern, Pom
Praha, Pra
Prussia, Pru
Przemysl, Prz
Ragusa, Rag
Ranrike, Ran
Reval, Rev
Roma, Rom
Rostov, Ros
Rouen, Rou
Ruthenia, Rut
Savoie, Sav
Scotland, Sco
Sea of England, Soe
Segovia, Seg
Serkland, Ser
Sevilla, Sev
Skaalholt, Skl
Skagerrak, Ska
Skegness, Ske
Skiringssal, Ski
Smolensk, Smo
Smyrna, Smy
South Black Sea, Sbs
Spalato, Spa
St. Gallen, Stg
Strait of Sicily, Sos
Strathclyde, Str
Syracuse, Syr
Taron, Trn
Tarsus, Tsu
Thessaly, The
Tirol, Tir
Tiundaland, Tiu
Toulouse, Tls
Tours, Trs
Transylvania, Tra
Trebizond, Tre
Tunis, Tun
Tyrrhenian Sea, Tyr
Uppsala, Upp
Valakia, Val
Vardoeyhus, Var
Venezia, Ven
Verdun, Ver
Viatka, Via
Visby, Vis
Vitebsk, Vit
Vladimir, Vla
Wales, Wal
Western Adriatic Sea, Wad
Western Mediterranean Sea, Wms
Westmorland, Wml
White Sea, Whi
Zurich, Zur


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