The objective of a game on WarGear is to eliminate all other players or teams from the board. In order to accomplish this task you attack opposing forces through the use of virtual rolls of dice. Attacking leads to conquering, conquering leads to eliminations, eliminations lead to VICTORY!
If you clicked on an email invitation to join WarGear then you can click on the My Games tab to access the game(s) you are Invited to. Enter the game by clicking on the game name, then select your preferred player color and click on ‘Join’ to get started.
Alternatively, you can browse the Join Game tab to find an open public game to play in. Clicking on the game name will allow you to select your preferred player color and clicking ‘Join’ adds you to the game.
If you do not see an open public game that you want to participate in, you can create an open public game or a private game just as easily. Click on the Board tab to access the list of available boards on WarGear. From the board page you can view a range of information about the board, to create a game on the board simply click ‘Create Game’. Complete the Create Game page to begin your game on WarGear.
Once it's your turn you'll get your first chance to start playing the game. To start the Flash Player in which the game is played, click on the ‘Your Turn’ button on the game list or click on the game name to get to the game details page and then click on 'Launch Player'.
Your turn will consist of Unit Placement, Attacking, and Fortifying. The objective of each turn is to collect continents which will earn you bonus troops or go for eliminations that will ultimately lead to victory!
Some boards may have an additional phase of Territory Selection prior to Unit Placement in which you select one or all available territories in the order in which you would want to acquire them.
This is where you place the bonus units that you have been awarded this turn. You receive bonus units from either occupying all the territories in a continent or for occupying a certain number of territories or both.
Select the number of units you would like to place from the drop down list and then click on each territory on the board that you would like to place the units on. Once you have placed all your units, click on the 'Apply' button which will highlight automatically and will commit your unit placement.
Now it's time to attack one or more of the other players to try and capture territories. To attack another player, first click on the territory that you'd like to attack from and then click on the territory which you are attacking. When attacking, it is best to attack with 3 units when possible to increase your chances of success. Defenders defend with up to 2 units per attack. If you are successful in capturing the territory, you'll see a 'Transfer' window appear in which you can transfer troops from your attacking territory to your newly acquired territory.
In this phase you can transfer units between your territories to strengthen your borders from attack. Click on the territory you would like to fortify from, then the target territory and finally select the number of units you would like to transfer.
For more information on taking a turn be sure and check out the Playing a Game - Turn Based Help page.
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