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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/18/2017 7:42:26 PM   
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I think your option 2 means that neither you, nor your opponent would go for war... yet
If that is what you really meant, then I suggest you define the conditions for maintaining peace and/ or to start a full war

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/18/2017 7:50:04 PM   
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I think your option 2 means that neither you, nor your opponent would go for war... yet
If that is what you really meant, then I suggest you define the conditions for maintaining peace and/ or to start a full war



Turning a blind eye to the Soviet activation will not help Japan as the benefit obtained by the Chinese forces is automatic and permanent.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/18/2017 7:56:10 PM   
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In AI games active Soviets still do not share supply with Chinese. My China is struggling while Alma-Ata road is open. Urumchi cannot pull Soviet supply.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/18/2017 8:49:25 PM   
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I look at it as fortunes of war.....certainly conflicts have started with about as much intent in the past & it does add an element to the game that we don't see very often.

Heck, I'd just love to see what happens - it's only a game, after all.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/18/2017 8:53:13 PM   
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At least in head to head they do share. Not immediately after activiation, takes 2 turns or so to get supply fro Alma Ata to Wasu.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/18/2017 11:38:40 PM   
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I vote for option 2. Stalin didn't want a war with Japan and moved many resources to fight the Germans at the gates of Moscow, at this point he would ignore this Japanese mistake.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 3:09:20 PM   
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If there was a save before you hit endsave it is easy for Japan to just change that one TF to do not unload or send to a different hex...quite a challenge for the Allied player to remember all of his moves or not be tempted to avert some disaster..even Mother Theresa could not do it

Even the ENIAC Mk III would forget something and in any event, the combat replay will be different just because of the Japanese turn change...."butterfly wings"

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 3:12:38 PM   
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An Allied human player will doubtless get supply to China via Mongolia-Manchuria, even if only via road hexes. It will be 100x more efficient than airlifting from Burma

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 3:58:05 PM   
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No decision for about a week I guess...as Obvert is vacationing without a computer.

So, I think it will boil down to war with the Soviets....

or redo the turns.

Being the glutton for punishment that I am...I am thinking war with the Soviets. I got this kind message from Germany you see....they really want my help.

Be a short game I fear, but fun! Totally screws Japans plans I fear...but such is war.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:21:48 PM   
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Really a different war...biplanes versus Nates and Claudes I guess. Probably very little pilot training will be done with fighters...well, on the job training.

Have to revamp r&d pretty much as I wonder if I could make 1944 without losing.








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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:23:48 PM   
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No decision for about a week I guess...as Obvert is vacationing without a computer.

So, I think it will boil down to war with the Soviets....

or redo the turns.

Being the glutton for punishment that I am...I am thinking war with the Soviets. I got this kind message from Germany you see....they really want my help.

Be a short game I fear, but fun! Totally screws Japans plans I fear...but such is war.



Be good for readership and you don't have to worry about all those Franks and Sams.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:29:37 PM   
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Mig3 is super nasty.




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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:33:46 PM   
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No decision for about a week I guess...as Obvert is vacationing without a computer.

So, I think it will boil down to war with the Soviets....

or redo the turns.

Being the glutton for punishment that I am...I am thinking war with the Soviets. I got this kind message from Germany you see....they really want my help.

Be a short game I fear, but fun! Totally screws Japans plans I fear...but such is war.



Be good for readership and you don't have to worry about all those Franks and Sams.


I can get Franks for sure, I think. Sams? I guess it depends if B17s & 24s show up at Vlad. So cutting the supply line to Vlad would be super critical. NJP has done this recently, but not so early. Neither did Radar...I think his AAR was taming the bear.

But this will end badly, as it is scenario one.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:46:14 PM   
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Fast as Hell and very durable, with armor...weak gun and short range but would be formidable to sweep against.

I think you will have to take Valdivostock to deny them the base. Best move fast before the Siberian rifle divisions starrt to fill out.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:54:44 PM   
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Can't figure out how to show Soviet tanks only without loading a game as Allies.






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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 4:57:44 PM   
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If Eric is enjoying the game and looking for a hard-fought match that will unfold over years, he might wish to avoid Soviet activation. Activation offers the prospect of novelty but also promises to cut the game short. You may both enjoy avoiding that kind of deviation from the norm.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 5:00:43 PM   
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The Soviet '43 Sapper and Calry squads are beasts...so are the '44 Motor and Para squads

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 5:09:22 PM   
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By the end of June '42, a Soviet Tank Brigade will have 96 crappy T-26's and T-7's with pretty good motorized infantry

A Soviet Rifle Div will have 399 AV...high 50's experience..even with no training..and just a ton of arty and mortars and 30x45mm AT guns. Yikes.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 5:14:19 PM   
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If Eric is enjoying the game and looking for a hard-fought match that will unfold over years, he might wish to avoid Soviet activation. Activation offers the prospect of novelty but also promises to cut the game short. You may both enjoy avoiding that kind of deviation from the norm.


Oh, I think it would be hard fought, and he won't AV Japan prior to 44 I think -- but I know what you mean.

OTH, doesn't every Allied play really want to give the Soviets a try?

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 6:39:34 PM   
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OTH, doesn't every Allied play really want to give the Soviets a try?

You are not ready yet. No forts on the border, no airforce at hand to quickly extinguish his, no plan for cutting off Soviet supplies. What is the interest in seeing you steamrolled from Manchukuo plains and then steadily bombarded in Korean forests.

There are several AARs with early Soviet actovation, last one by njp. But all of them had non-trivial preparations. It is necessary to contain Russians at start, else runaway tanks can give you a lot of grief


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Can't figure out how to show Soviet tanks only without loading a game as Allies.

Tanks are there in the vehicle database part although with no meaningful sorting and nation selection. About 200 of each type in the pools. In 42 TOE they are a bit more crappy than your light Types, but there is a whole lot of them

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 7:36:51 PM   
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You can't base any non-Soviet aircraft at bases within the Soviet Union. If he captures bases in Manchuria with Soviet forces, those are fair game. So you don't have to worry about 4E's in the USSR.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 7:59:50 PM   
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Would be pretty funny if Imperial Japanese domination of the Pacific were thwarted by ... a lazy clerk carelessly miscopying a destination for a few crates of supplies. This would be fascinating to watch, just like a train wreck in slow motion.

Trying to imagine how this incident would have played out with the real people in charge of Japan and the USSR ... no way would the Soviets be ready for anything significant for a full year until they finally broke the German army and began to turn the tide at Stalingrad. You could even make the case that the war with the Germans was far more pressing all the way through 43 with Kursk and the Soviet counter-offensive into Eastern Ukraine. By 44, maybe, the Soviets would begin some opportunistic calculations and jump in if they thought the Japanese were going down.

Maybe you two could try it both ways? If you're itching to play out a Pacific War with full USSR participation ... go for it, but keep a save from just before the mistake, so you could play a more conventional Pacific War later.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 8:01:59 PM   
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Mig3 is super nasty.





Look at Soviet pilot pools and replacement rates. I think that may cheer you up a bit.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 8:38:51 PM   
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You can't base any non-Soviet aircraft at bases within the Soviet Union. If he captures bases in Manchuria with Soviet forces, those are fair game. So you don't have to worry about 4E's in the USSR.


So what if the allied player uses PP to change the base from USSR to US? Such a thing might be the best 500 PP spent in the history of all WITP campaigns.

Does it get supplies from the USSR or do the allies have to ship them in?

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 8:39:50 PM   
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What oil and resource capability does the USSR have that you can capture?

'Can' being the key word...

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/19/2017 10:14:38 PM   
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You can't base any non-Soviet aircraft at bases within the Soviet Union. If he captures bases in Manchuria with Soviet forces, those are fair game. So you don't have to worry about 4E's in the USSR.


So what if the allied player uses PP to change the base from USSR to US? Such a thing might be the best 500 PP spent in the history of all WITP campaigns.

Does it get supplies from the USSR or do the allies have to ship them in?


It goes by country code, so it still doesn't work.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/20/2017 1:05:21 AM   
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I have to say I am leaning towards fight the Soviets...

Obvert is fine either way and OTH we would endeavor to recreate the identical turn with just the once exception on Japan's side...but Obvert probably couldn't do nearly as well recreating his turn should we decide instead to redo the turn.

So I will take a week and look at it...and see if Japan wants to tackle the Bear. I am definitely leaning towards this as it would make for a very different game. Perhaps, even surprising.

Obvert is on vacation so no time lost in making the decision.



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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/20/2017 2:06:01 AM   
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MIG 3 was not a very good fighter in reality and pilot quality was very poor, as most had been moved to face the German onslaught. Not sure if the game has given it that much account as the Soviets stripped the far West to counter the German invasion.

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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/20/2017 2:43:57 AM   
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Looking pretty fugly, to be quite honest. No great unit withdrawls till July of 42; no airplane withdraws at all; half of the starting 2000 planes are fighters.

Looks super tough and very suicidal. And this isn't even any of of the Navy which will be problematic too.


I like it! Maybe they aren't this strong, since it comes from a scenario 2 start...and not scenario one.

Graphic got screwed up a little, hope you can read it.




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RE: Soviets Activated.... - 6/20/2017 2:48:27 AM   
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