INITIAL ARMY PLACEMENT
consists of these steps:
Select a color and depending on the number of players, count out the "armies" you'll need to start the game
if 3 are playing, each player gets 35 infantry
if 4 are playing, each player gets 30 infantry
if 5 are playing, each player gets 25 infantry
if 6 are playing, each player gets 20 infantry
Roll one die. Whoever rolls the highest number, takes one infantry piece from his or her pile and places it onto a territory on the board, thus claiming that territory.
3. Starting to the left of the first player, everyone in turn places one army onto any unoccupied territory. Continue until all 42 territories have been claimed.
4. After all 42 territories are claimed, each player in turn places one additional army onto any territory he or she already occupies. Continue this way until everyone has run out of armies. There is no limit to the number of armies you may place onto a single territory.
To Complete Game SETUP:
5. shuffle the pack of RISK cards (remove the mission cards) and place it, face down, by the side of the board. This pack forms the draw pile.
6. whoever placed the first army takes the first turn.
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