From: Cammeraygal Country
ORIGINAL: Ian R
If you agreed to no crossing borders by restricted HQ units, then yes it would stop restricted HQ IJ units leaving Korea.
I am not in favour of this house rule in general terms. If the military situation on the ground dictates, military formations do not stop on some map line (unless it's the Cambodian border or a similar neutral). It probably constrains the IJ a bit in the early going in the CBI theatre, but they have to buy things to move to the Pacific theatre over water anyway. The Red Army will eventually roll over them in Manchuria one way or the other (if the game is still going) with or without artificial restrictions.
I make an effort to abide by the spirit of this common HR, but only to a degree.
I will not send Chinese units to Burma without buying them out first.
I will not pay to buy out Chinese units and will move permanently restricted Chinese units into Vietnam and Manchuria as a state of war exists with those two 'nations'.
I can testify that the AI not only does not abide by this HR, it doesn't even abide by the requirement to maintain a set garrison level in Manchuria.
As soon as the Chinese threaten the bases near the Manchurian border the entire garrison flood into China, where it promptly stalls, gets surrounded and ground out of existence. In most of my games once the Chinese are ready to roll into Manchuria, there is nothing left there to defend it.
And the 6th Guards Tank Army motors all the way to Pusan ("Fusin") and the ROK base complex is prepared to house the 8th AF and Tiger Force assault on Japanese refineries, followed by light industry and eventually heavy industry to shut down all production.
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