The Turn

The game is measured in years.  Each year is divided into two turns, Spring and Fall

There are also two mini-phases.  After Spring comes Summer Retreats, after Fall, Winter Builds.  

Before each turn, every player submits orders for his units to me, the game master.  Once the deadline has passed I will resolve the turn.

Spring

Spring is the first turn of each year.  Provinces captured in spring won’t change ownership unless occupied through the end of fall turn.

The end of Spring turn: Germany has captured Vienna.  Ownership of the province won't change until the end of fall.

The end of Spring turn: Germany has captured Vienna. Ownership of the province won’t change until the end of fall.

If during the next phase (Fall) the German player moved out of Vienna, it wouldn't "remember" that it was captured.  In this case it would stay in Austrian (red) possession.

If during the next phase (Fall) the German player moves out of Vienna, it wouldn’t “remember” that it was captured. In this case it would stay in Austrian (red) possession.

Summerretreats

Summer and Winter are both mini-phases.  During each of these two phases, you choose where dislodged units retreat.  This is important, because if two units attempt to retreat to the same territory, they are both destroyed.  You may choose to disband a unit rather than retreat.  Units may only retreat to provinces that they could normally move to– armies can’t retreat out to sea etc.

Both Austrian armies have been forced to retreat.  They are both given retreat orders to Vienna, and are consequently destroyed.

Both Austrian armies have been forced to retreat. They are both given retreat orders to Vienna, and are consequently destroyed.

Fall

Fall is the second turn of each year.  Provinces occupied at the end of Fall will change hands.  The effect of this distinction is to give players the opportunity to recapture provinces lost earlier in the year before they flip.

Germany has held Vienna through the end of the Fall turn.  He now owns it.

Germany has held Vienna through the end of the Fall turn. He now owns it.

Winter

Immediately following Fall turn, resolve retreats as you would during summer.  After retreats have been resolved, move on to “Winter builds”.

Following Fall turn is a mini-phase called “Winter Builds”.  After provinces have changed hands, you check to see how many supply centers you have vs. how many units you have.  Do you have more supply centers than units now?  You can build new armies or fleets on your supply centers!  Do you have fewer supply centers than units? You must choose to disband units.  Each supply center supports one unit.

Turkey has six supply centers and only three units at the end of the fall turn.  During winter, he can build three new units and place them on his vacated supply centers.

Turkey has six supply centers and only three units at the end of the fall turn. During winter, he can build three new units and place them on his vacated supply centers.

Germany has Austria on the ropes.  At the end of Fall turn, Austria has three units but only one supply center.  During winter, Austria must choose two units to disband.

Germany has Austria on the ropes. At the end of Fall turn, Austria has three units but only one supply center. During winter, Austria must choose two units to disband.

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