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The idea for Sail Ho! began with Andy Schwarz' Hundred Years' War variant. This variant cleverly pits 3 players against one another. The beauty behind Andy's variant is that the game quickly (if not immediately) moves to the "mid-portion" of the game. That is, the neutral SCs are quickly acquired and the 3 players find themselves face-to-face with adversity.
During my "Interview with Manus Hand" I came to realize that both he and I shared the enjoyment of "convoying". This started me thinking. Very few (if any) variants emphasize the "convoy" order. It was at this point that Sail Ho! was conceived.
After spending some time searching through the many variants I noticed that very few were designed for an even number of players (much less for 4 players!).
My hope was to create a variant which addressed these "short comings".
There are a total of 60 Provinces (43 Land Provinces and 17 Water Provinces). 11 of the Land Provinces are located on islands.
The 3 islands are named:
- the Isle of Women (Les, Hes, Ves)
- Cyprus (Aph, Psy, Cup)
- Dissentos (Nes, Are, Hin, Ser, Str)
2 of the Land Provinces have "split coasts":
- Village of Psyche (Psy) - East and West coasts
- Shrine to Hestia (Hes) - North and South coasts
There are 16 Supply Centers (SCs). Half of the SCs are located on islands. 9 SCs are required for a solo victory.
Powers And Positions:
There are 4 Powers, each with 2 Home SCs. Each Power starts with 2 units (one in each of his Home SCs), as follows:
- A Hercules' Respite
- A Village of Aeolus
- A Centaur Forest
- F Amazon Village
- A Depths of Hades
- A Xena's Rest
- F Isle of Lesbos
- F Convent of the Vestal Virgins
Abbr Map Space Name Description Aeo Village of Aeolus Land North's Home SC Alc Alcmene's Village Land Ama Amazon Village Land East's Home SC Aph Aphrodite's Beach Land Neutral SC Are Palace of Ares Land Neutral SC Arg Argo's Pasture Land Aut Autolycus' Hideout Land Cal Callisto's Stronghold Land Cec Cecrops' Channel Water Cen Centaur Forest Land East's Home SC Cha Charon's Crossing Land Chi Chiron's Cave Land Cup Cupid's Cloud Land Neutral SC Dei Deianeira's Grave Land Eas Eastern Ocean Water Ech Echo's Glade Land Ely Elysian Fields Land Fir Sea of Fire Water Fie Field of the Golden Fleece Land Fur Realm of the 3 Furies Land Gab Gabrielle's Village Land Gli Glittering Gulf Water GoC Gulf of Chains Water Had Depths of Hades Land South's Home SC Her Hercules' Respite Land North's Home SC Hes Shrine to Hestia Land North and South Coasts Hin Forest of the Golden Hind Land Hip Hippolyta's Girdle Land Jas Jason's Kingdom Land Jox Joxter's Retreat Land Lbs Lesbian Sea Water Les Isle of Lesbos Land West's Home SC Lov Lover's Lane Water Mid Realm of King Midas Land Min Minotaur's Labyrinth Land Mor Morpheus' Palace Land Neutral SC Nar Narcissus' Reflection Water Nes Nestor's Kingdom Land Neutral SC Oly Mount Olympus Land Pea Ocean of Peace Water Per Persephone's Garden Land Pos Poseidon's Curse Water Pro Prometheus' Cliff Land Neutral SC Psy Village of Psyche Land East and West Coasts Sal Salmonius' Scheme Land Sch Scholars Channel Water Ser Serina's Village Land Sis Sisyphus' Hill Land SoA Sea of Arrows Water SoD Sea of Dreams Water SoT Sea of Tears Water Sou South Sea Water SoW Sea of Waves Water Str Strife's Cave Land Neutral SC Tan Tantalus' Pool Land Tar Tartarus Land Neutral SC Ves Convent of the Vestal Virgins Land West's Home SC Wes Western Ocean Water Xen Xena's Rest Land South's Home SC Zeu Temple of Zeus Land