GJ, Do you have any HR preventing other Allied units operating out of Russian bases once the Russians are active?
Yup, you bet it
But maybe no rule against Soviets operating out of Western Allied bases?
If no such rule exists, you could use the limited Soviet navy to slowly transfer a lot of the Soviet army to Hokkadio where it could be reloaded on the much more plentiful American landing craft to be unloaded in a single day on Honshu and blow through the Japanese defenses.
Under no circumstances hint you might do this nor agree to any rule which would prevent you from doing so.
"Russian and other allied units cannot be co-located or occupy each other's bases. "
Well, this is the HR Rader requested. My understanding is that it covers up almost every kind of coordinated fighting effort between the russians and the western allies.
An HR is like a contract. Its interpretation can always be stretched to some degrees. I could, for example, use 99 american/british APA, and 1 Russian cruiser to create an amphib convoy under the USSR Navy flag and land a russian army in Honsu, interpretating it as an extension of the Land Lease act... it's an interpretation that obviously tries to elude or evade the inner meaning of the HR which is clear: Russian and Western allies are two separate forces both enemy of Japan but that operate separated.
Will for sure be a subject to be discussed, but i will not feel particularly strong in arguing the right of my interpretation of the rule
GreyJoy, there is an old Spanish saying which is very applicable to you. He who makes himself of sugar, gets eaten by flies.
Very true Alfred about that old spanish saying! But i think i did defend my rights, even fighting for them, when i felt i was at 100% on the side of reason.
Under this particular matter, i have to admit that we talked a lot about the whole "russian thing" before we begun our match and i agreed with no hesitation on that particular HR (also because i did feel it wasn't historically uncorrect). I would probably express a "bad faith" if now, after one year, when this rule may become a "vulnus" for my future operations, i wanted to re-discuss it and change the "contract".
Rader has always been open to re-discuss the HRs every time i spotted a possible problem or underlined a rule that was becoming unbalancing with the going on of the game (see, for example, our latest re-opening of the whole night bombing feature).
I will talk to him openly about that, but having fixed in my mind another old saying (latin this time): Pacta Serbanda Sunt (agreements must be respected)