from "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"
Avalon Hill revised existing published design (Battleline)
Designed by James B. Wood
Development by Craig Taylor
AH revisions to this DIPLOMACY-type game will be minor clarifications of rules and a new map.
The GENERAL Index Article List:
The Machiavelli Boardgame Site has additional information about 39 variant and scenario setups, rules clarifications as used on the KenLowe/nJudge servers, various playing aids and a couple of articles on strategy and more.
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The 1995 edition has the following counter mix...
Each of the 8 powers has 12 army, 8 fleet, 4 garrison, 7 assassination counters; Total 8 x 31 = 248
Control counters are divided into two types, home control (hc, "flags") and province control (pc), and differ in number between powers.
Naples has 8 hc and 14 pc counters. Turkey has SIX hc, 8 pc; Venice 8 hc, 14 pc; Papacy 7 hc, 11 pc; Austria 8 hc, 14 pc; Florence FOUR hc, 10 pc; Milan 6 hc, 8 pc; and France 5 hc, 9 pc. Total 140
There are also 8 rebellion, 15 famine, 17 autonomous garrison counters and 80 ducats. Total 120
The 80 ducats are distributed as:
1 ducat: 15
2 ducat: 15
3 ducat: 20
5 ducat: 20
10 ducat: 10
Total counters is 248 + 140 + 120 + 12 blanks = 520
The 1980 edition has the following counter mix...
All 8 powers have 12 army, 8 fleet, 6 garrison, 7 assassination and 12 (blank colored) control counters
There are also 20 rebellion, 20 famine and 40 autonomous garrison counters;
And finally 40 one ducat counters, 20 five ducat, 10 ten ducat, 7 twenty ducat and 3 fifty ducat
Total counters are (12+8+6+7+12)*8+20+20+40+40+20+10+7+3 = 520
Battleline has 616 counters (including blanks)