Europe - The great powers are posed for war. The advent of industrialisation has brought many new weapons changing the face of war as it was known in the past. Each of the major powers vie for the opportunity to expand and growth, maybe one day, dominating the face of Europe as we know it.
Send your orders via Private message to Beskar by this time:
Diplomacy Crash Course:
There are two movement phases in the year, Spring and Autumn.
Before each move, orders for all of a player's units are written in secret and submitted to the arbitrator (Beskar), who then makes all necessary adjustments to the board/map.
After Autumn and before next years Spring begins, armies are recruited or disbanded based on the normal of supply centres held by that faction.
Provinces switch faction when they are held at the end of the year.
The orders you can give are as followes.
Move/Attack - You can order an army or fleet to move/attack to another province.
Support - You can order your unit to support another unit in defence or attack.
Convoy - When using ships, you can use the ships action and your armies action, to move your army across to the other side of a chain of ships.
Hold (Default) - You stay in position.
How to send Orders:
Typically, you have to send orders in a clear format which is easy for me to understand. If I am not able to understand your orders, the unit will Hold. Same for any units which you didn't send any orders for.
Fleet : Brest -> England Channel.
Army: Paris to Support Fleet Brest.
Army: Picardie convoy via English Channel, Example2, Example3 to Wales.
Army: Belgium holds.
You can use abbreviations, such as A for Army, F for Fleet. There is an official list of abbreviations for provinces featured in the manual in the opening post and in the pictures and full-name variants in the map in the opening post.
Also, you can support units of other factions. So France could support an English Army.
The winner is the one who controls 18 supply centres by the end of a year.
Supply centre is a province with a circle on it.
Here is a powerpoint slide
on some of the basics as well.
If you have any questions, feel free to reply to them in thread. Link in opening post has list of full rules if you got to wade through the details.