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Modern (without Wings) including starting line-up

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 12:49
by Pedros
Come the middle of October I move into Winter mode - more time, better internet (back to living in a house for the winter!) So I will be running more games (assuming anybody wants to play them) First candidate is Modern - a European map for 1994, played here five times before. See viewforum.php?f=57 for the archive

10 players needed: Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain , Turkey, Ukraine

The last two games were played with Wing units (planes!) available for builds, but the first set (game 4) were voted a waste of space by the players, and the second (game 5) were so powerful that they swamped the opposition (though they were helped by some excellent play.)

Rules are absolutely standard Dip rules (including home builds only!)

  • Cairo, Hamburg and Istanbul behave as Kiel and Constantinople did in the original game: they have no coasts but fleets can pass through them to bodies of water of both sides.
  • There is another canal linking Rostov and Volga, thus permitting access to the Caspian Sea to ships. Rostov is situated along the Don River which empties into the Black Sea, while the Volga empties into the Caspian Sea. In the real world there is a canal at Volgograd linking the two rivers, somewhere in the southern Volga region on the map. This is the only way to get ships into and out of the Caspian Sea.
  • Iran is the only territory with multiple coasts in the game - the south coast touches the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, while the north coast touches the Caspian Sea.
  • 64 SCs, 33 to win.

Here's the map:-
Modern start.gif
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Players
Aeschines
ThorondorNL
Antigonos
Ningi626
ColesD
sleepyjim
asudevil
Intellectubility
gnaah
haroonriaz

Reserves
KingSolomon9
joe92
nanooktheeskimo
locksmithvic

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 13:34
by Nanook
Two things I notice...one, I think the 3 and the 9 are switched for the start year, unless that was intentional to account for the lack of wings ( :cry: ). Two, your url link is backwards.

I think I'm at my quota for forum games with world dip starting soon, but sign me on as a reserve if you'd be so kind!

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 14:29
by Pedros
Start year is correct - 1939. Partly I wanted to test balance of the map, secondly it was proposed (without wings) for main site in the last round of voting and needs further testing, and thirdly there is no simple set of rules for Wings that I've seen anywhere which are worth having - including my own, which were used in game 5 and are far too strong.

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 15:14
by asudevil
Im a maybe...depends on when this starts compared to World...and what the deadlines for either are.

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 15:31
by Aeschines
This looks fun! Put me down.

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 15:33
by Pedros
asudevil wrote:Im a maybe...depends on when this starts compared to World...and what the deadlines for either are.

This one won't start before 15 October; after that as soon as we're full. Deadlines - I prefer 3/1/1 but am open to persuasion. Retreats and builds in particular shouldn't take long.

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 15:38
by asudevil
Pedros wrote:
asudevil wrote:Im a maybe...depends on when this starts compared to World...and what the deadlines for either are.

This one won't start before 15 October; after that as soon as we're full. Deadlines - I prefer 3/1/1 but am open to persuasion. Retreats and builds in particular shouldn't take long.


Fair enough...but depends on how fast World gets kicked off...I can't start both large games within a week or 2 of each other....

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 16:15
by Pedros
Know the feeling. Put you down as interested?

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 18:35
by ThorondorNL
I'd like to play a second game of Modern. Without wings this time ;)

Re: New game: Modern (without Wings) : Signups please

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2015, 18:46
by Antigonos
Very Interested.