Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Korean units are not Japanese units, that's granted, but when Japan goes Neutral, I think that Korea also goes Neutral. So, its MIL disappear too.
But that is not what the rules say:
If you are now a neutral major power, remove any MIL units you
have on the map or on the production circle.
If a minor makes peace the following is stated:
If a minor makes peace and is now not at war with anyone, remove
all its land and aircraft units from the game until it is next at war,
But that seems strange as an Italian aligned Somalia would then loose her TERR on the first peace step unless Italy declares war during the first turn of the global war scenario.
Maybe this is something for Peters list
Humm, first you write that "that is not what the rules say" when I write that the Neutral's MIL are removed from the game, and then you quote a rule (13.7.3 Mutual peace) that say that all minor's units are removed from the game. So the MIL are removed from the game, why write that the rule do not say that ?
Anyways, as to Somalia (and all Italian East Africa indeed), you're right that there seems to be a problem here. This makes the rule about a minor going neutral and the setup, seems being non consistent within each other. All Italian East Africa is Neutral (as Italy is Neutral at setup), but the setup rules say that you have to pick up 2 TERR in these areas.
I take it that it is an exception to the rule, and the that setup must be right, and that the rule applies to Minor that are at war and then go to peace. Italian East Africa may have been considered as a special case as it starts the game at peace (it does not become neutral, it is neutral), but still have units at setup.
I'll ask Harry's opinion.
My guess is that Italy was at war with Ethiopia not too long before the start of the game so the territorials are lingering on.
A more blatant mistake in the setups is for Missed the Bus. The Italians get those same territorials, which are to set up in East Africa, even though they no longer control any of the countires in East Africa. I decided to simply remove the units from the setup in Missed the Bus.
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