by David Lawler, Peter Baer and Pitt Crandlemire
Note that there are absolutely no rule changes from the standard Dip rulebook. Just a new map. Comments: canals are similar to Constantinople in the regular Vanilla game; ie fleets and armies may cross, but only one may be occupying the territory at a time. Asian Diplomacy has almost no historical basis.
Countries and Starting Positions
There are 7 nations. As with Youngstown, there are 2 nations beginning with the letter “I”; once again, the letter “N” is used for India. “I” is used by Indonesia.
The starting positions are:
|China||A Beijing||A Tibet||F Shanghai|
|India||A Calcutta||A Delhi||F Bombay|
|Indonesia||F Borneo||F Java||F Sumatra|
|Japan||F Hokkaido||F Honshu||A Manchuria||F Philippines|
|Russia||A Moscow||A Sevastopol||F St Petersburg|
|Siberia||A Irkutsk||F Kamchatka||A West Siberia|
|Persia||A Iran||A Iraq||F Arabia (ec)|
40 territories are marked as supply centres, 21 are needed to win.
An ASCII version of the map is available from the judge as the file asia.asc. A PostScript map is still under development. The interconnectivities between the provinces, and the abbreviations for the provinces, can be found in the file map.asia, or on the ASCII map (asia.asc). Many provinces have a few abbreviations that are acceptable; for example, ura and ural for urals. Most provinces can be abbreviated by the first 3 letters of the name, exceptions to this rule are:
eas East Africa Sea
esb East Siberia
ecs East China Sea
eio East Indian Ocean
eme,emed Eastern Mediterranean
hkg,hk Hong Kong
jvs Javan Sea
scs South China Sea
sio South Indian Ocean
ths Thai Sea