Rule Remarks About MaharajaV5.2
Holger Burbach


  •  Starting Areas: (one army in each area)

                     Khandesh, Malwa
                     Bundelkhand, Gondwana
                     Baluchistan, Delhi, Gandhara, Gujarat, Kashmir, Lahore, Punjab, Rajpuntana, Sind


  •  Sequence of Play:

    •  increase population phase
    • invasion phase
    • movement phase
    • battle phase
    • factory phase
    • arms phase
    • victory point count phase


  •  Movement:

    •  2 areas
    • stop in hiland
    • colonial armies (British, Dutch, French and Portuguese) 3 areas
    • no direct movement Malwa-Gondwana,
    • 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:

    •  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:

    •  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:

      •  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):

    •  one new army for 3 areas; hiland counts 1/2
    • if possible at most 1 new army in an area
    • removals as listed:

      •  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:

      •  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:

    •  only allowed, if listed:

      •  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:

    •  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:

    •  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:

    •  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:

    •  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:

    •  attention on indigenous invasions:

      •  turn 4: 3 Sinhaleses in Lanka
      • turn 5: 6 Marathas in Maharashtra
      • turn 13: 4 Sikhs in Lahore


    •  mighty British
  • 3 Player Short Game:

    •  begins with turn 9
    • Guptas do not remove armies at start of turn 9
    • Starting Areas: (one army in each area)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bijapur, Kerala, Malabar, Mysore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Berar, Gondwana, Khandesh, Maharashtra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Andhra, Bidar, Golconda, Karnatak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lanka, Simhala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Delhi, Gujarat, Lahore, Malwa, Punjab, Rajpuntana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Agra, Bengal, Bihar, Bundelkhand, Jaunpur, Ladakh, Magadha, Nepal, Orissa, Oudh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Baluchistan, Sind



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On 12 May 2003, 23:57.