Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
So, where do you setup the Chinese?
You need to also mention the Japanese forces, so that Chinese setup can be tried.
Setup in China: 1 HQ (Umezu), 5 INF, 2 MIL, 2 GAR, 2(3) FTR2, 2(3) LND2, 2 guns, 2 INF DIVs, 2 warlords (Shanghai, Peking)
If Japan decides to go heavily on China from the start, more units can be brought in.
Other units setup:
Japan: 1 HQ, 1 MIL, 2 MAR, 1 gun, 1 ENG
Manchuria/Korea: 1 HQ, 1 MOT, 1 MIL, 1 GAR, 1 CAV, 2 TERR
Asia/Pacific: 1 INF, 1(2) NAV2, 1 NAV3, 1 MAR DIV
China has 4 warlords (Chungking, Kunming, Lan-Chow, Cheng-Tu)
Btw, I think I once read something about unlimited number of (INF?) DIVs being available, because of the long frontline in China, and the difficulties of defending it with only a limited number of units. Is that (in many ways significant) change going to be implemented?
The optional rule for unlimited divisions has several constraints.
First, the only divisions that can be Built are those units that are part of the WIF FE counter mix. You can't build 'new' divisions.
Second, only major powers can break down divisions. This is also true in WIF FE because of the counter mix.
Third, when a corps/army is broken down, New divisions are created that are not part of the WIF FE counter mix.
Fourth, corps/armies that are broken down are set aside in a separate Broken Down Pool and are not immediately available to be built again. To make this clear, they do not go into the Force Pool. When (new) divisions are reformed into corps, then the corps are taken from the Broken Down Pool (only).
Fifth, when (new) divisions, that were created by breaking down a corps/army, are destroyed, they go into the Broken Down Pool.
Lastly, when it is possible for two divisions in the Broken Down Pool to be reformed into a corps/army, then that is done. The reformed corps/army is moved into the Force Pool so it can be rebuilt, and the divisons are vaporized into non-existence.
Perfection is an elusive goal.