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Federation (version4) is a variant designed by Theo Kermanidis For Feedback please write to: theok@austarmetro.com.au

This variant was adjusted for Realpolitik by: René Krokowski and Frank Bacher for www.graue-substanz.net (v1.1) Please direct your feedback concerning RP files directly to krokowski@graue-substanz.net and bacher@graue-substanz.net. To learn more about development and history regarding this variant please visit Theo`s excellent Federation Homepage at:



Australia became a federation on the 1st of January 1901. So our history books tell us. The colonies came together, united into one nation. Not by an act of war, nor through violent action was a nation forged. How boring! No wonder I fell asleep in those Australian history classes.

This is your chance to rewrite a nations history. Federation had failed. Instead of peaceful unity, war between the colonies is declared. All agreements between the colonies have been dissolved.

It is Spring 1901. The divisions between the colonies is fuelled by a hunger to gain control over the continent. You are the colonys' governor and have already instructed the militia forces to be mustered and ready for action.

Who will succeed to unify Australia? Who will forever be doomed to oblivion? What will you do to unite the colonies?

Each colony had managed to muster the following forces in Spring 1901:

New South Wales: Sydney (Fleet) Bourke (Army) Goulburne (Army) Queensland: Brisbane (Fleet) Cairns (Army) South Australia: Adelaide (Fleet) Port Augusta (Army) Tasmania: Hobart (Fleet) Launceston (Army) Victoria: Melbourne (Army) Geelong (Fleet) Ballarat (Army) Western Australia: Perth (Fleet) Albany (Army) Northern Territory: Darwin (Fleet) Katherine (Army) New Zealand: Wellington (Army) Auckland (Fleet)

Each colony begins the campaign with the units deployed as shown in the above table. As the campaign progresses and supply centres are acquired, further units may be built in each colonies home supply centres, provided the colony has control of them.

Home supply centres:

New South Wales: Sydney, Bourke, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Goulburn, Newcastle Queensland: Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Longreach South Australia: Adelaide, Port Augusta, Riverland, Cooper Pedy, Mount Gambier, Eyre Peninsula Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston, Franklin Victoria: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura, Gippsland Western Australia: Perth, Albany, Broome, Karlgoolie, Pilbara, Kimberly Northern Territory: Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs New Zealand: Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

Victory Condition

The victory condition is to capture 27 supply centres of the 52 supply centres.

Albury, Abr Adelaide, Ade Amery Ice Shelf, AIS Albany, Alb Alice Springs, Ali Arafura Sea, Ara Arnhem Land, Arn Antarctic Southern Ocean, ASO Auckland, Auc Ballarat, Bal Banda Sea, Ban Barkley Tableland, Bar Bendigo, Ben Broken Hill, BHi Blue Mountains,BMo Bay Of Plenty,BoP Bourke, Bou Brisbane, Bri Broome, Bro Banks Strait, BSt Bourketown, Btn Cairns, Cai Coopers Creek, CCr Charleville, Cha Chatham Islands, ChI Christmas Island, Chm Christchurch, Chr Clarke River, Cla Cloncurry, Cln Mount Cook, Coo Coral Sea Islands, Cor Cooper Pedy, CPe Dandenong, Dan Darwin, Dar Davenport, Dav Dutch East Indies, DEI Dubbo, Dub Dunedin, Dun East Bass Strait, EBS East Cook Strait, ECS Equatorial Indian Ocean, EIO Encounter Bay, EnB Eyre Peninsula, EPe Equatorial Pacific Ocean, EPO Eastern Southern Ocean, ESO Esperance, Esp Eyre, Eyr Flinders, Fli Franklin, Fra Furneaux Islands, Fur Great Australian Bight, GAB Geelong, Gee Geraldton, Ger Gibson Desert, Gib Gippsland, Gip Gisborne, Gis Gulf of Carpentaria, GOC Gold Coast, Gol Goulburn, Gou Grampians, Gra Great Sandy Desert, GSD Great Victorian Desert, GVD George V Land, GVL Heard McDonald Island, HMI Hobart, Hob JB Gulf, JBG Kalgoorlie, Kal Kangaroo Island, Kan Katherine, Kat Kimberley, Kim King Island, KIs Launceston, Lau Longreach, Lon Mount Magnet, Mag Macquarie Harbour, MaH Mid Barrier Reef, MBR Mid Coral Sea, MCS Melbourne, Mel Mount Gambier, MGa Mildura, Mil Mid Indian Ocean, MIO Mount Isa, MIs Moree, Mor Mid Pacific Ocean, MPO Musgrave Ranges, MRa Mid Southern Ocean, MSO North Barrier Reef, NBR New Caledonia Islands, NCa North Coral Sea, NCS Nelson, Nel Newcastle, New New Guinea, NGu Norfolk Island, Nor Northern Tasman Sea, NTS Nullabor, Nul North West Shelf, NWS Olgas, Olg Port Augusta, PAu Perth, Per Pilbara, Pil Port Phillip Bay, PPB Portuguese Timor, PTi Riverland, Riv Rockhampton, Roc Ross Sea, Ros South Barrier Reef, SBR South Coral Sea, SCS Simpson Desert, SDe Southern Indian Ocean, SIO Snowy Mountains, Sno Solomon Islands, Sol Spencer Gulf, Spe South Pacific Ocean, SPO Southern Tasman Sea, STS Sydney, Syd Tanami Desert, Tan Tennant Creek, Ten The Heads, THd Timor, Tim Timor Sea, TiS Townsville, Tow Victoria Land, Vic Wagga Wagga, Wag West Bass Strait, WBS West Cook Strait, WCS Wellington, Wel Wilkes Land, Wil Wollongong, Wol Woomera, Woo Western Southern Ocean, WSO Cape York, Yor