• Oil Derricks
    Oil derricks produce 5 IPCs per turn. These count as facilities and can be bombed up to 5 damage worth. Damage is not taken from owner’s IPCs, but it does cost the owner 1 IPC per damage (unless owner has increased factory production). Has its own AA guns. Pays 1 less IPC for each damage marker present.

    Oil Derrick Locations:

    True Neutrals:
    Peru
    Venezuela
    Saudi Arabia
    Argentina
    Columbia

    Pro Allies:
    Persia
    N.W. Persia
    E. Persia

    Pro Axis:
    Iraq

    Germany:
    Romania
    W. Germany
    G.S. Germany

    Soviet Union:
    Samara
    Caucasus
    Kazakhstan

    Japan:
    Japan
    Formosa

    UK Europe:
    Alberta
    Egypt

    UK Pacific:
    Borneo

    ANZAC:
    Sumatra

    Italy:
    Albania

    USA:
    W. US
    C. US
    E. US
    Mexico

    France:
    Holland/Belgium
    Malaysia

    China:
    Manchuria

    China, France and ANZAC were chosen the way they were because to the best of research, only two days of it, I had available to me, and these were the best choices based on balance, while still being historically accurate. France had no oil at all, and neither really did ANZAC. So I figured since Germany would get one ASAP from France anyway, and since the money from these is not collected until the end of the turn, that the Netherlands would be a good choice. These locations are based on major oil centers in 1950. The next best statistics were for 1925, but they did not leave me much to work with.

    Axis to Allies IPC balance (not including NO`s) is shifted to the side of Axis by approx 1%

    Board total is 241 IPCs            New Total: 341 IPCs (Not including true/pro neutrals)
    Allies: 175 IPCs 72.61% New: 245 IPCs 71.85%
    Axis:  66 IPCs 27.39% New:  96 IPCs 28.15%

    Not recommended to use with true neutral blocs, US takes S.America for +25 IPCs


  • cool thought but that gives the already overpowered allies a huge ipc bonus


  • the IPC difference is like less than 1% on the side of the Axis. Other than that, the ratio of Axis IPCs to Allies IPCs remains the same. So everyone gets a cash boost, but no one really gets an advantage


  • @dijitz

    Well, I may be mistaken, but it seems mathematically that when there’s already a nearly triple-percentage advantage in Allied economic power, extending that further only serves to deepen the advantage.

    To illustrate, lets say in a battle you have 3 tanks and I have 1, a 3:1 ratio. I like your chances even better at 6:2 and 9:3, etc.

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