And I didn’t realize that was a 1939 setup rule, so that is cleared for me as well!
Thanks for pointing out 9.20 as well. I’ll be sure to point that out to others, as they seemed misinformed on that front.
Overall, I definitely agree with you. This is probably a one time chance it works against an opponent. But, it may still alter the way the Soviets are played early on a bit!