In any battle to conquer the world, the force with the better technology will have an advantage. In this map each of the four contenders for world dominance has a 'tech tree' which represents technological developments they can invent.
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This description assumes you are familiar with wargear terms like 'artillery border', 'view border', 'fortify border', 'factory' and 'capital'. If you do not know what those mean, check out the FAQ: http://www.wargear.net/help/display/FAQ
Their are four 'civilizations' that are assigned to players randomly.
* South Africa
Capitals, Home Lands, Nations, Super Continents
Players start with their capital city (London, DC, Capetown, Beijing), and their 'homeland'. The 'homeland' is the territory that borders the capital. Each civilization also has a 'nation' which is the wargear continent that the capital is attached and share the same name as the civlization (i.e. Britain, USA, South Africa, China). There are six super-continents on the world, corresponding to the continents in traditional Risk: North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania.
Continents on the World Map
Continents on the world map work like regular Risk. The value of a continent is the number of territories in the continent divided by two, rounded up. Control the entire super-continent to earn additional units equal to the # of continents in the super-continent. Each capital city is also worth +2.
Their are three seperate branches to the tech tree:
* GREEN - "Life Technologies" place units on the world map for you automatically.
* BLUE - "Science Technologies" provide vision, movement and tech points.
* RED - "War Technologies" attack your enemies.
Tech points are deposited in your flask automatically at the beginning of your turn. You can earn tech points in 3 ways:
1) Based upon the size of your empire.
** 2 tech point for your capital city.
** 2 tech points for any other capitals.
** 3 tech points for your nation.
** 4 tech points for your super continent.
2) Controlling 'laboratories' (territories with flasks on them)
** 1st lab is worth 1 tech point
** 2nd lab is worth 2 additional tech points (total 3)
** 3rd lab is worth 3 additional tech points (total 6)
** etc. (table below)
3) From specific science techs
** Computers is worth 3 tech points
** Internet is worth 5 tech points
Technologies (techs) are represented by territories in your tech tree. Attack from your flask to "research" technology and gain their benefits. Technologies marked with a circle are optional and can be skipped over.
(these bonuses are placed automatically for you)
Granary......: +1 in Capital
Conscription: +2 in Capital
Sanitation...: +1 in every controlled territory in Nation
Nationalism.: +2 in every controlled territory in Nation
Medicine.....: +1 in ever controlled territory in Super-Continent
Propaganda: +2 in every controlled territory in Super-Continent
Radar: view territories within super continent
Flight: fortify within the super continent
Computers: +3 tech points each turn
Satellite: view entire map except capital cities
Advanced Flight: fortify anywhere in the entire world
Internet: +5 tech points each turn
Attack from Flight to take your Plane which has fortify borders to every territory in your Super-Continent. Advanced Flight works similarly, but you attack your jet and it allows fortifies all over the world.
(You attack directly from the war techs using your tech points.)
Artillery: +1 artillery attack to Nation
Missile: +1 artillery attack to Super-Continent
ICBM: +1 artillery attack to all territories on map (not capitals)
Nuclear ICBM: +2 artillery attack to all territories on map. (not capitals)
Espionage: +0 attack enemy tech
Assasination: +0 attack capitals
Laboratory Bonus Table
* 6 fortifies to any bordering
* Capitals have a unit max of 35. They defend at +2 unless attack is from Espionage
* The land territory that borders your capital, is your 'Home Land'. The Home Land defends at +1 from all attacks.
* Laboratories defend at +1 from attacks from war techs and are hidden from vision techs.
* At the top of the map, under the title are 'possession indicators', which show who controls each civilization. Possession indicators will go neutral immediately when a player is eliminated, and will change to the color of the player with possesion of the Capital at the beginning of their turn (or sometimes immediately).
Each civilization has different advantages.
UK - Science technologies start with 2 less neutral each
USA - War technologies start with 2 less neutral each
Africa - 5 extra units in home land
Asia - Life technologies start with 2 less neutral each
* You cannot eliminate someone with just Assasination becaues it is an artillery border, you still need some ground forces to actually occupy the capital
* If someone has Satellite they can see everything but your labs, capital & your plane/jet. You can hide units there so they don't see them.
* Plane/Jet start empty, so you just need to attack with 1 to take them, although when you first take a plane/jet, you have one chance to transfer tech units to the world. After you own the plane/jet, you cannot fortify tech units to it anymore.
* Using Espionage to take an enemy plane/jet? You can't just take the tech, you must then attack from the tech to the aircraft. If you want to protect your plane/jet from enemy Espionage, leave several units in the aircraft, and it will be much harder to take.
* If you have a lot of green bonuses, your capital may fill up and waste your bonus. If you had all green techs, you would get +9/turn on your capital, but it can only hold 35 units.
QUICK START GUIDE
Focus on your Nation. Use your tech points to take Artillery & clear out your Nation. If you start with 3+ territories next to a Lab, try to take it on your first/second turn. Focus on expanding near your capital first.
Special thanks to CK66, Cona Chris, Livia, and Mongo for all their help with testing.
Bonuses, Limits and Dice