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News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 8:15:42 AM   
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Starting a new 4-player game. Here are the optional rules. Please check that I added the correct optionals.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 8:23:50 AM   
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House rules in play. Please check these as well.

* Japanese - Soviet pact signed in 1939. No markers.

* Only strategic bombing allowed as a night mission (all other missions must be performed by day).

* CAP only allowed if declared in advance that CAP might be needed in an specified upcoming step. Should be used sparingly.

* Limited Chinese actions
Description:
Nationalist China can only choose take land impulse after Japan has done any one of below:
- Made a land attack on any Chinese (Both nationalist and communist) unit during the current turn or the previous turn.
- Has taken control of any Chinese (Both nationalist and communist) controlled hex during the previous impulse.


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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 8:25:14 AM   
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Thee Swedes play the Allies against the famous Warspite1 who has generously agreed to take on the Axis empires.

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 8:26:18 AM   
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I begin playing as USA and CW. This might change if France falls.

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 8:47:32 AM   
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US scraps several TRS, and some land and air.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 9:16:58 AM   
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The US setup is fairly standard and isn't really worth mentioning at this stage.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 1:56:11 PM   
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I liked the HQ Movement optional. Really forces the players to think an impulse or two ahead, and consider their 'axis of advance', etc., I thought a little more like historical commanders would have to do. HQ-As zipping all over the place like orderlies carrying dispatches in a jeep doesn't always have the right 'feel', for me. Also gave more of a 5th Edition feel, before HQ-A counters existed. Then games were less likely to see-saw from Poland to the Urals and back again.

But so few people were willing to use that optional that it was cut completely from the newest rules. I would say that using HQ Movement and Railway Movement Bonus at the same time feels a little conflicting. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how the HQs get ordered around, in certain campaigns/theaters at least. Doesn't make all that much difference in France, I think.

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 4:00:07 PM   
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The title says 4 player game. Is warspite two players, or is there another Axis player?

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 4:02:55 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Courtenay

The title says 4 player game. Is warspite two players, or is there another Axis player?
warspite1

No - three Allied vs l'il old me.


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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 4:11:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Courtenay

The title says 4 player game. Is warspite two players, or is there another Axis player?

No, warspite1 takes on all three Axis empires. There are three Allied players. Me and peskpesk have recruited an old friend who join us as France.

CW + France -> Orm
USSR + China -> peskpesk
France -> GeneralAdvance
Germany + Italy + Japan -> warspite1

Our friend hasn't played MWIF at all and haven't played WIF for more than 20 years (or so I think anyway) and wanted to take on France as a challenge. After the fall of France we will reshuffle the Allied nations so that he will take over one of the other Allied major powers, and the CW, or US, player will take over Free France.

Edit: Late as usual.

Edit 2: Added GeneralAdvance as the French player.

< Message edited by Orm -- 2/16/2020 10:11:03 AM >


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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/15/2020 4:12:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Courtenay

The title says 4 player game. Is warspite two players, or is there another Axis player?
warspite1

No - three Allied vs l'il old me.


Indeed. And it is not fair. We are still outnumbered by the British horde.

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 8:58:12 AM   
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The USSR scraps some units




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 8:59:44 AM   
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The Western army is setup on the Rumanian border




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 9:02:07 AM   
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The Siberians are heading west. Note: there is a Peace pact in play with Japan...




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 9:04:52 AM   
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So to be clear, you mean that war can only be declared if the garrison values are exceeded yes?

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 9:12:40 AM   
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Yes, If I remember the rules correctly:
1939 Not possible
1940 4-1
1941 2-1
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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 9:14:32 AM   
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Sep/Oct 1930
Impulse: Set-Up (Italy)


Italian scrap plans are my standard fare




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 9:31:12 AM   
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Sep/Oct 1930
Impulse: Set-Up (Italy)


The Italian set up




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 10:16:16 AM   
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I assume that we play with the standing order that no submarines will be included in port strikes on major ports. Until cancelled, in advance, that is.

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 10:19:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

So to be clear, you mean that war can only be declared if the garrison values are exceeded yes?

Yes. War between USSR and Japan may only be declared if the aggressor has enough units to break the pact.

.....

For clarification and my memory.

To break the pact you need 2:1 but the defensive garrison value is modified depending on year. So in reality the value needed is as follows.

No war in '39
4:1 in '40
2:1 in '41
1:1 in '42
2:3 in '43
1:2 in '44 and '45

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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 10:32:47 AM   
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China setup north




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/16/2020 10:33:15 AM   
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China setup south




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:11:07 PM   
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CW, and France, scraps a lot of units.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:16:16 PM   
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England and Northern France.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:18:06 PM   
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French-Italian border.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:20:04 PM   
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Egypt and Syria.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:23:30 PM   
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Italian East Africa, and Aden.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:26:26 PM   
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Oran naval base.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:28:26 PM   
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Gibraltar naval base.




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RE: News From the Front - 4 player game - 2/18/2020 5:35:20 PM   
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The French CV is currently in Libreville, although it has yet to receive any aircraft component.

Additional minor naval assets are in the following ports; Dakar, Freetown, Saint Helena, Barbados Bermuda, Halifax, Adelaide, and Auckland.

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