Your goal in Revolutionary Choices is to win the Revolutionary War AND make liberty and unity the highest level they can be. Liberty is a measure of how free all individuals in the country feel they are, and unity is a measure of how unified and cooperative the thirteen colonies and other territories feel.
How to Play
Assign your event cards, and then take action to build up resources you need to win:
Part 1 : Assignment Phase
First, decide which part of the Revolution should handle a particular problem. Sometimes there will be only one choice, sometimes more choices between the Army, the Congress, or the States. It is up to you to decide who can handle a particular problem best.
Part 2 : Action Phase
Each event must be completely decided, voted on, or fought over. All events and mandatory battles must be dealt with before you can proceed to the next turn.
Aside from your generals, number of troops, and the unity and liberty levels, you should also pay attention to the stock of supplies you have, the amount of money on hand, and the level of public support in each of the three geographic regions you receive. When the nation is in debt, support falls each turn. When support is low, less militia assemble to help fight. When support is high more militia assemble, and cities also produce more money and supplies.
The game is over if support in any region falls to zero, or if you lose the end battles at Yorktown.
- Generals and their armies only work once per turn. If you fortify, recruit, enter a battle, scout, or move them to another region they have no more moves available until the next turn.
- Recruit troops frequently to replenish those lost in battle. When you are done with a turn, check to see if you have any generals and their armies available to recruit to.
- You do not always have to win a battle to get benefits. Just showing up to fight the British helps gain objective and support at times. If you win a battle you gain big, but sometimes strategically retreating and keeping as many soldiers with you as you can is a good strategy too.
- In Congress use lobbying and favors to get Congress to make the best decision for the country.