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Attacking



After placing your armies at the beginning of your turn, decide if you wish to attack at this time. The object of an attack is to capture a territory by defeating all the opposing armies already on it. The battle is fought by a roll of the dice. Study the board for a moment. Do you want to attack?

If you choose not to attack, pass the dice to the player on your left. You may still fortify your position, if you wish (see fortifying).

If you choose to attack you must follow these rules:

You may only attack a territory that's adjacent (touching) to one of your own, or connected to it by a dashed line.

Examples:
greenland may attack the Northwest Territory, Ontario, Quebec and Iceland. North Africa may attack Egypt, Western Europe and Brazil. At the western and eastern edges of the board, Alaska is considered adjacent to, and may attack, Kamchatka

You Must always have at least two armies in the territory you're attacking from.

You may continue attacking one territory until you have eliminated all armies on it, or you may shift your attack from one territory to another, attacking each as often as you like and attacking as many territories as you like during one turn.

To Attack.


First announce both the territory you're attacking and the one you're attacking from. Then roll the dice against the opponent who occupies the opposing territory.

Before rolling, you and your opponent must announce the number of dice you intend to roll, and you both must roll at the same time.

You, the attacker will roll 1, 2 or 3 red dice: you must have at least one more army in your territory than the number of dice you roll. Hint: The more dice you roll, the greater your odds of winning. Yet the more dice you roll, the more armies you may lose, or be required to move into a caprured territory.

The defender will roll either 1 or 2 white dice: To roll 2 dice, he of she must have at least 2 armies on the territory under attack. Hint: The more dice the defender rolls, the greater his or her odds of winning-but the more armies he or she may lose.

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