by Ricardo Moraes
This is a variant of Diplomacy played with same rules on a modified map. The main changes are: (1) Switzerland (Swi) is passable;
(2) All former Powers are now neutral regions;
(3) All former neutral regions are grouped on Powers.
There are 5 Powers: Alps (A), Balkans (B), Iberia (I), Low Countries (L), Scandinavia (S).
Each Power has 3 home SCs. The Supply Centers owned by ancient Powers are now neutral SCs.
15 home centers + 22 neutral = 37 total centers.
19 needed to win.
The game starts at Spring 1901, succeed by Autumn 1901, Spring 1902 and so on, in two-season cycles per year.
Starting positions (Spring 1901):
Alps (A): A Swi, F Pie, A Tyr
Balkans (B): A Ser, F Gre, A Rum
Iberia (I): A Por, F Spa, F Tun
Low Countries (L): A Bel, F Hol, A Ruh
Scandinavia (S): A Den, F Nwy, A Swe