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Old Victory rules - 8/1/2014 9:14:23 PM   


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So, I was thinking of ways to "spice" up solitaire games and I remembered the old rules on victory conditions. I apologize ahead of time if my memory and terminology are fuzzy. It was a long time ago!

It used to be that each side would secretly decide before game start on a "focus" target or area strategy, so to speak. Be it the Med, or Sea Lion, what have you. Completing the victory objectives would award bonus points for captured hexes in the particular group that was chosen.

Does anyone remember how that worked, and what all of the objective areas were? I want to try doing this by each side blindly choosing one before the game starts and then that being the game focus for myself for each side.

Just brainstorming ways to fool myself and bring different strategies into play.

Thanks in advance!
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RE: Old Victory rules - 8/1/2014 10:32:07 PM   


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Is this WiF Extended Victory Point system what your talking about  


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RE: Old Victory rules - 8/1/2014 10:37:33 PM   


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Nope, that wasn't it. It was pretty simple actually. If I recall, it may even have been from the initial release.

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RE: Old Victory rules - 8/1/2014 11:51:38 PM   
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My first game was in 3rd Edition and the first copy of the game I owned was 4th Edition but I can't remember anything like that exactly. It does seem familiar somehow though.

It is difficult to pick a grand strategy when playing solitaire. One solution is to just simply decide one of the classic options for the Euro-Axis in advance, to explore a given strategy, and see how it combines with the grand strategy choices for the Japanese. Since the Allies are mostly in a reactive mode for the first few years, this works out OK.

The problem when playing solitaire is Japan and Russia, particularly if it becomes clear that it won't be a 1941 Barbarossa on Germany's part. For those decisions, I have thought to use a die roll table to decide how each power will decide the question of what to do about the other.

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RE: Old Victory rules - 8/2/2014 7:14:19 AM   

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The problem with playing solitaire is you have to split your wit and let the two halves fight it out.


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RE: Old Victory rules - 8/2/2014 1:21:36 PM   


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I found in an old 5th Edition chart which contains the victory points that you are remembering.
You could pick regions: In the Pacific - China/India, SE Asia, South Pacific, Central Pacific and Japan/Russia while in Europe there was East, Central, West, The Med and North.

The effect of choosing one of those areas was that it rewarded a side more for picking up objectives in that area.
Eg. East had the following

Moscow 5
Kiev 4
Warsaw 3
Bucharest 2

However, if the region was chosen as the special objective then the points became

Moscow 10 (Axis) or 6 (Allies)
Kiev 8 and 6
Warsaw 5 and 5
Bucharest 4 and 4

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RE: Old Victory rules - 8/3/2014 1:47:07 PM   


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Thanks Monkla! That's it. It was an old 5th. edition chart? I'll have to search around and see if I can find one somewhere.

Thanks a ton!

After spending some time searching, I haven't been able to find this chart. I have found 5th edition charts, but none that have this information.
Wish I was a pack-rat. I'd still have it in a dust covered closet somewhere.

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