Well Ill tell you the idea, perhaps u have any suggestions on how I could come close to it.
The map is of Siena, an old medieval city in Italy. Siena is divided into 17 districts, all of these will be featured on the main map. Every district has its colors, arms and animal, which will be a cool feature for the lay out. May also allow interesting diplomacy game play. In the middle of Siena is an open square were there every year is organized a well-known horse race, Palio di Siena
, where the districts compete against each other (ex: featured in one of the latest Bond movies). Winning the race is the greatest honor a district can get.
So, as I told u there is one main map with the districts. Then a second area, an enlarged version of the square (similar to the maps were u can enter the cities and fight). Each player will start with one area in the latter, and lets say 3 on the main map (doesnt matter). The horse race will take place once per game, in the second area. Players will start in groups of 4 (depends on number of players), each group can only advance to the same field (which equals to advancing in the race). With random turn cycle, this will give a random winner in each group, who advances to the next round against the winners of the other groups. By elimination, there will only be one winner in the end who wins the race and gets lets say a 10 point bonus in the main game. The same amount of troops will be given to each advancing horse rider per turn to keep the race going (important: should be independant of income in main game). Intervention from the main game will be blocked by negative bonuses on entering the square.
One obstacle to do this, is how to eliminate the players who dont advance from the group (all but one player in the end). But this is only the minor one. The biggest is as i said the deployment in the race. I want it to be luck based (as it basically is in the real race: horses are picked by chance).
Hope I made things clear. Would be nice if I could get close to the original idea with the help of the community.
In the mean time, enjoy: https://youtu.be/bml_5hUmmcs?t=17m2s
(if u want crashes watch the other years)
Edited 5/15/2015 18:53:23