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Subject: Diplomacy Japan: on a "Shogun" board? rss

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daniel bullen
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Hi all

Couldn't see any mention of this in the forum - has anyone tried it?

I'm thinking maybe all it would take is to mark Supply Centers and then the board is usable?

Thoughts?

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PJ Cunningham
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It could work.

There are no named seas, so you'd either have to name them or do without fleets.

Some of the territories are similarly named... Shima, Shimosa, Shimotsuke... so you probably couldn't use abbreviations. Not to mention I'd have difficulty figuring out where everything is anyway!

Edit: BTW, if you're interested in Dip variants in feudal Japan, check out Benjamin Hester's 8-player Sengoku variant [vdip page | variantbank page].

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Interesting idea. Give it a whirl and let us know how it goes!
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Thanks for the link!

I was imagining using the marked sea lanes on the Shogun board. So rather than fleets, armies are allowed to attack along those lines.
 
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d3nial wrote:
Thanks for the link!

I was imagining using the marked sea lanes on the Shogun board. So rather than fleets, armies are allowed to attack along those lines.


I don't have the Shogun board in front of me, but I suspect that if you didn't use fleets you'd have a lot of trouble with stalemate lines. I expect that there are quite a few bottlenecks where you can easily throw enough supports on from one side that it's impossible to break through.

This isn't a problem in Shogun of course because you can just keep building more units to attack with, but in Diplomacy where you can only have one unit per space, I suspect you'll get a lot of stalemate lines.

IMO, I think you'd be better off just drawing some lines for seas and using fleets.
 
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