From: Columbia, MD. USA
Thank you that more complex formula explains how having a single +1 Catch Up bonus might still generate the minimum increase.
1. Manual (pg 97) states normal increase is random range of 2 - 7.
a. Is manual incorrect?; or
b. The formula (3-8) you provide above is a typo or incorrect (perhaps round down?); or
c. 3 - 8 (with above formula) a forthcoming change?
2. Post #2 example with the USSR not mobilized and behind GE in S&I appears to imply that the USSR suffers a research penalty of some sort.
a. Is it simply the case that any USSR S&I bonus would be negated (because level is equal to or lower than GE S&I)?; or
b. Something else? If so please provide an example.
3. UK S&I = 3, USA S&I = 2, USSR (mobilized/at war) S&I = 0, GE S&I = 2, IT S&I = 0
a. Is this correct: UK gets +1 Intelligence bonus, no one else does?; or (previous discussions seem to indicate this is the case but would like confirmation)
b. UK, USA & USSR (because mobilized/at war) all get +1 Intelligence bonus.
4. Do friendly (also known as Sharing) Catch Up, or Hostile Catch Up, or S&I bonuses apply to Breakthrough Chances?
a. No, purely 0% or 5% or 10% chance strictly based on having reached threshold and number of chits invested. (presuming this is the case, but would like confirmation)
Perhaps 4b should be considered as a suggested change too.
Comments on under consideration change to non mobilized USSR S&I accounting:
I'm not sure this would be worthwhile. USSR would have to invest 150 MPP, which doesn't occur immediately and also means delaying another Tech investment. In return, once it pays off the USSR would get +1 bonus from approximately January 1941 until the start of Barbarossa at which point it will go away. This is unlikely to provide more in Tech increases than simply investing in something else sooner. If you go this route I would suggest adding a starting chit to USSR S&I.
< Message edited by Taxman66 -- 7/18/2019 1:49:09 AM >
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