From: Madrid, Spain
Well, I always insist that we go through the text of the 60 or 80 optionals plus the rules of the annuals like the FiF, but people never want because it takes time. The most I use to get is to be explained briefly.
And yes, after years of changing once a year or years, and with few changes, we are now in a moment when every six months or so the game is upside down with substantial changes, that improve the game most of them but even so...
And yes, there is that rule, seems like another example of Quantum rule :
If a conquered major power or minor country still controls at least one aligned minor country that was aligned to it prior to 1939 (i.e. has its initials printed after the minor country’s name on the map) then that major power or minor country is only incompletely conquered, and fights on with its remaining units. It now chooses one of these aligned minor countries as a new home country for the units of its conquered home country.
Example: During the game Italy aligns Yugoslavia. Later Italy is incompletely conquered while still controlling Albania and Yugoslavia. She could choose Albania as her new home country but not Yugoslavia.
Conquered Commonwealth major power home countries may instead pick another CW major power home country (e.g. if Australia is conquered, you could pick Canada as the new home country for Australian units).
Conquered minor countries may pick either their controlling major power’s (current) home country or any home country that the minor country itself controls.
Example: Germany controls Brussels and Liege at the end of the Mar/Apr 1940 turn. Belgium (a Commonwealth aligned minor country) is conquered. Belgium is not completely conquered because the Belgian Congo is still aligned with Belgium. Belgium must pick a new home country. This can be the Belgian Congo or any one of the 6 Commonwealth major power home countries.
If the conquered country is not a Commonwealth major power home country that has just chosen another as its new home country, you now roll 1 die. All of the conquered country’s land and aircraft units that are more hexes (and/or hexdots) away from hexes they (or their controlling major power) control in their new home country than the die roll, are removed from the game. When counting hexes only distance matters (not terrain, units, zocs etc). Off-map hexes and hexdots cost 2 each. Units in sea boxes must count the movement points to reach their section in the total.
Example: Japan is incompletely conquered. She chooses Manchuria as her new home country and rolls a 5 on one die. She controls every hex in Manchuria. The Japanese land unit in Chang-Sha (6 hexes from Port Arthur) and aircraft in the 3 Sea of Japan sea-box section (2 hexes from Manchuria and 6 to get into the 3 box) are removed from the game..
[Design Note: CW major power units were wholly integrated and not subject to the same disruption as other major powers which did not have a world-wide empire to call on in time of need.]
Now roll a die for each of its naval units on the production circle, or in the construction pool or repair pool. On a 1 or 2 it becomes controlled by any major power the conquered major power chooses (including itself). On a 3 through 5 it is destroyed. On a 6 or higher it becomes controlled by any major power the conqueror chooses. If the Commonwealth is chosen to control the unit, it becomes a British unit.
From now on, if a unit’s original home country is conquered and not yet liberated, remove it from the game if it is destroyed while out of supply. Immediately roll a die if it is destroyed in supply ~ remove it from the game on a 5 or less; otherwise return it to the force pools.
Units from incompletely conquered home countries may still be built with whatever production the major power retains.
Incompletely conquered major powers (only the UK in the case of the Commonwealth) have only half their normal activity limits (see 10.2) until liberated.
Incompletely conquered countries still receive annual additions to their force pools (see 4.1.1) as normal.
< Message edited by Joseignacio -- 3/2/2018 2:03:06 PM >