Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
About UK (Post #122) :
You talk about Liverpool & Scapa Flow, you should also mention Plymouth which is not the least important of the 3.
Scapa Flow is crap for instance. No supply.
About India (Post #123) :
It seems you have taken the screenshot of India before modifications were made to it. Bombay changed.
About Minor Countries (post #124) :
You should point out in the 1st para that (2) and (3) have the same effect : having the minor country aligned to a major power.
Also, you talk about the armies of the minor countries, and specificaly about "Reserve units". Reserve units, I mean the real reserve from MWiF, DO NOT enter the map at the declaration of war. They are put in the reinforcement spiral and arrive at the beginning of the next turn. ONLY Major Powers reserve units are set up on the map (face-down). Some units are set up on the map when a Minor Country gets aligned, but not the reserve.
About Mid East (Post #125) :
You write "Jordon", instead of "Jordan".
About units of Minor Countries leaving their country, the rule rule is not as you describe. It is more subtle. The rule is :
Quote of RAW :
19.4 Minor country units
Minor country units can move and fight outside their home country. However, you can only move a minor country land or aircraft unit outside the home country controlled by the minor, if half or more of its on map land and aircraft units are currently inside its home country (exception: Rumania becomes a full Axis ally ~ see 19.6.2).
So, at the moment of the unit exiting the country, you check. The end result may be that there are more than half the Minor Country unit outside its country.
In the same post, you write "This is especially true with Territorial Units. Territories are described next". Reading this, one could believe that Territorials and Territories are related one to the other, which is wrong. There can be Territorials of Major Powers (India, South Africa, Australian, Canada), Minor countries (Palestine, Egypt, Burma....), and Territories (New Caledonia for example.)
About Post #126 :
You write that the Philippines are a Territory, which is wrong.
A Territory is as a Minor Country, except that it has no Capital City. Sardinia is one example, Gibraltar is another, Bahrain a third, and generaly all Archipelago are territories, the Solomon, the Gilbert, the Carolines, there are about 80-90 Territories in MWiF. There was an argument in this regard on the WiF Discussion List, and I asked Harry who arbitrated in this way (because RAW contradict itself about this).
There are also 110-120 Minor Countries.
I love the Page 14 of 14. In the final version, you will only pt pictures from ingame, will you ?
Yes on Plymouth and Scapa Flow - there is room to include your thoughts.
All tutorial screen shots are quick and dirty at this point. The cropping is all over the place and so is the scaling. For the final versions I will pay more attention to details that I am blowing right by presently.
I expect to discuss reserve units at a later point in the tutorials. Declarations of war seems to be the right place. As always, there is a ton of information to communicate and the stupid linearity of our brains and the printed word make it difficult to get everything across to the reader. There will be many instances where I just touch on a topic, with the expectation of going into more detail later. It is intentional on my part to leave a few items hanging, in order to induce the reader to keep going in the tutorials. A good storyteller keeps a few mysteries in the air to maintain a certain edge to the story. A great storyteller resolves them all completely by the end of the story. I hope I don't leave out too much.
Thanks for the stuff on minor countries versus territories. If the WIF discussion group had to go to Harry for clarification, then no wonder I was somewhat confused about the difference. I will make another pass at pages 11 and 12 (Mideast and Philippines) though the later is still going to be too short. Other ideas about what could be added there? Anyone?
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