Siberian Internal Disorder Level
The Siberian Internal Disorder Level (IDL) is scaled from 1 to 10 and begins at 3. It represents the degree of infighting in the Siberian faction.
Evolution during play:
The IDL will raise or lower randomly during a game, with a strong probability of raising.
Use of some options ( about Political activity of Liberals, raising money, firing Lebedev…) will raise the IDL too.
Last, a 120 + NM level will lower IDL, when a 99 or less will raise it.
Consequences: above level 5, the Siberian faction will randomly lose some NMs by turn:
Level 5 -1 NM, 10% chance
Level 6 -1 NM, 20%
Level 7 -1 NM, 40%
Level 8 -1 NM, 50%
Level 9 -2 NM, 50 %
Level 10 -3 NM, 50%
How to lower the IDL?
First, by having a 120 or more NM.
Secondly, the Fight corruption option will lower IDL, to a 5NM cost.
Thirdly, a new option, Lower Internal Disorder, will maybe ( 50% chance) lower IDL by one, to the cost of 8 EPs, 80 VPs and 75 money ( corruption).
Last, you may play a new option, Promise Constituent Assembly, acting like a trump card. Indeed, by playing this option, you will get during the rest of the game events lowering or raising IDL. There’s a possibility the gains and losses to be balanced, or only gains, or only losses. The same option will allow events raising Siberian Loyalty in regions if the IDL is below 7, and raising Green Loyalty if IDL is above 7. Gains are impossible under NM of 95, losses above 120+ NM.
IDL level notification is random.You will be informed some turns only.
This new system is based on the brittle nature of Siberian factions, divided in several and opposed political movements and cliques surrounding Kolchak. You get limited means to slow the raising of infighting, the nest one remaining to keep victory on your side.
IDL random notification is designed both for gameplay ( hindering precise comptation of IDL) and as historical feature: no leader knows exactly such a risk. What he can discern is the relative level of political tension, big or small.
The Promise Constituent Assembly is designed along the principles of Fatal Years: when you’re choosing a very essential political orientation, you bet on the future, without precise knowledge of the outcome. The option may be useful if you’re short of any other way to lower IDL or if you’re really sure of victory. If your expectations aren’t confirmed by facts, you will be punished. Kolchak had an ambivalous attitude about Constituent Assembly question, the rules reflecting why. Such a position will infuriate rightist elements without possibly convincing the Leftists. In case of defeats, such a decision will be considered as a political error fueling the infighting process and diminishing your authority.
Option to lower the IDL has random results even if you will pay always the price. Once again, your efforts may be followed by mixed results, pleasing some to the price of support of other groups.