Rule Remarks About MaharajaV5.2
Holger Burbach

 

  •  Starting Areas: (one army in each area)
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    Pandyas:
                     Khandesh, Malwa
    Cholas:
                     Bundelkhand, Gondwana
    Harappans:
                     Baluchistan, Delhi, Gandhara, Gujarat, Kashmir, Lahore, Punjab, Rajpuntana, Sind

     

  •  Sequence of Play:
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    •  increase population phase
    • invasion phase
    • movement phase
    • battle phase
    • factory phase
    • arms phase
    • victory point count phase

     

  •  Movement:
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    •  2 areas
    • stop in hiland
    • colonial armies (British, Dutch, French and Portuguese) 3 areas
    • no direct movement Malwa-Gondwana,
      Bundelkhand-Khandesh
    • Karnatak-Lanka: one turn; retreat possible
    • 2 to 1 stop in enemy area; additional may continue
    • boats: move through one sea area; colonial armies: may stop at sea
    • major invastion: move and fight twice
    • group with leader: 3 areas; no stop in hiland
    • permission to move through sea area for boad-building Indian nation by Colonial nations in that area

     

  •  Stacking:
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    •  3 armies
    • 2 armies in hiland
    • one unlimited group in non-hiland or one group of 4 armies in hiland
    • check: end of movement phase
    • no exception: increase population; retreat
    • overpopulation (check after turn): whole people: 2 armies for each area, not for colonial armies
    • leader removal critical for battle resolution: Alexander, Timur and Abdali removed at end of nationīs turn; Ashoka and Chandra removed at start of subsequent game turn; all others removed at start of nationīs next turn

     

  •  Battle:
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    •  fight against hostile factory optional
    • fight among colonial armies at sea optional (moving player decides)
    • Indian nation with boats may attack Colonial armies at sea but must retreat afterwards
    • roll die for each army to determine hostile elimination:
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      •  Indian armies eliminated on 5 or 6
      • Colonial factories on 5 or 6
      • Colonial armies on 6
      • defending army or factory in hiland on 6
      • Colonial armies add 1 to die roll
      • add 1 to die roll if own leader present

       

    •  partial retreat possible
    • defender retreat to own area or to vacant area not adjacent to attackers area; no retreat to attackers start area
    • attacker retreat to own area he came from

     

  •  Population (rules p. 7):
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    •  one new army for 3 areas; hiland counts 1/2
    • if possible at most 1 new army in an area
    • removals as listed:
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      •  2 Greeks and Alexander at end of Greek turn 4
      • 2 Mughals and Timur at end of Mughal turn 11
      • 2 Afghans and Abdali at end of Afghan turn 15
      • 6 Mauryans and Ashoka at beginning of turn 5
      • 8 Guptas and Chandra at beginning of turn 8
      • 8 Guptas at beginning of turn 9

       

    •  increase restrictions as listed:
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      •  no increase for Mauryans during turn 5
      • no increase for Guptas after turn 7
      • no increase for Cholas after turn 9
      • Muslims only count areas in South India from turn 12 onwards
      • Mughals only count areas in South India during turns 15 and 16

       

    •  Chola and Maratha reinforcements in vacant South Indian area if necessary (else: do not appear)
    • british reinforcements: new armies in Indian Ocean

     

  •  Submission:
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    •  only allowed, if listed:
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      •  Sinhalese if 1 area in Ceylon
      • Sikhs if 1 area in North India
      • Rajputs if 2 or fewer areas in North India
      • Pandyas, Marathas and Muslims if 2 or fewer areas in South India
      • Mughals from turn 11 onwards if 2 or fewer areas in North India or 1 area in South India (consider separately!)

       

    •  lasts one turn; repeated submission possible
    • at any time during movement or battle
    • no movement or battle restriction for submitter
    • attacker must retreat at once
    • attacker must accept submission
    • count submitted area towards Raj points
    • submission during major invasion: may move through submitters area

     

  •  Alliance:
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    •  declare at any time
    • submission to British causes alliance
    • allies must retreat immediately
    • no battle among allies
    • at declaration of alliance immediately loose one army from game board or population marker (i. e. no further increase of population); move it to British alliance box
    • British armies may move through allied areas
    • British may build factories in eligible allied areas

     

  •  Factories:
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    •  factories only in listed coastal areas: Andhra, Bengal, Bijapur, Golconda, Gujarat, Karnatak, Kerala, Lanka, Maharashtra, Malabar, Orissa, Sind
    • no factory in: Assam, Baluchistan, Simhala
    • build up to 2 in factory phase
    • may remove 1 in factory phase
    • factory area must belong to Colonial nation or to friendly nation touching at least one Colonial sea area
    • permission to build factory by diplomacy or force
    • factory may co-exist with armies of any nation
    • factory as immovable army; first destroy armies

     

  •  Arms:
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    •  assign and or withdraw in arms phase
    • nation shares area with Colonial factory and at least one Colonial army on land area (12.2 p. 8)
    • acts as leader (together with normal leader: add 2 to die roll during battle)
    • enters play in population phase
    • each colonial nation has one arms marker

     

  •  Raj:
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    •  for Mauryans Guptas, Muslims, Mughals, British
    • at end of their players turn
    • 9 areas Raja (1VP), 18 areas Maharaja (2VP), 27 areas Maharajadhiraja (3VP), 36 areas Chakravattin (4VP)
    • occupied and submitted areas
    • British: occupied by army or factory (no conflict!), allied areas, vacant areas
    • count conflict for area: neither may count

     

  •  Strategy:
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    •  attention on indigenous invasions:
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      •  turn 4: 3 Sinhaleses in Lanka
      • turn 5: 6 Marathas in Maharashtra
      • turn 13: 4 Sikhs in Lahore

       

    •  mighty British
  • 3 Player Short Game:
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    •  begins with turn 9
    • Guptas do not remove armies at start of turn 9
    • Starting Areas: (one army in each area)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pandyas:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bijapur, Kerala, Malabar, Mysore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marathas:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Berar, Gondwana, Khandesh, Maharashtra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cholas:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Andhra, Bidar, Golconda, Karnatak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sinhalese:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lanka, Simhala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rajputs:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Delhi, Gujarat, Lahore, Malwa, Punjab, Rajpuntana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Guptas:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Agra, Bengal, Bihar, Bundelkhand, Jaunpur, Ladakh, Magadha, Nepal, Orissa, Oudh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Muslims:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Baluchistan, Sind

       

 


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On 12 May 2003, 23:57.