• @WILD:

    This game would be so much different with an “optional straight rule” for Denmark, and Gibraltar (like G40).

    just put it in  🙂


  • @Slackaveli:

    @WILD:

    This game would be so much different with an “optional straight rule” for Denmark, and Gibraltar (like G40).

    just put it in  🙂

    I know you can house rule it (we do in AA50), but it’s not the same as if it was in the booklet as a LH rule.


  • “Optional straight rule” for Denmark/Gibraltar/Turkey? Could someone elaborate on this please?

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    It is Strait.
    In 1940 you can only enter/exit the Med from the Atlantic if you own Gibraltar.
    Enter/exit the Baltic if you own Denmark.
    Enter/exit Black Sea if you own Turkey.
    Suppose we have all got used to this rule as we have been playing 1940for 2 or 3 years. Some people want to introduce it in to 1942 as a House Rule .
    Is not in the rules otherwise.


  • Thanks! Makes a lot more sense when the word is spelled right! 😃

    Does the rule limit air movement as well?

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Only through Turkish Straits. Can fly through the other two.


  • One question, Hobbes: what’s stopping UK from sinking your battleship with its BMR/DD?

    @Hobbes:

    An interesting theoretical possibility:

    G1

    • Buy 1 carrier (place in Baltic), 9 infantry
    • Attack SZ10 and SZ7. Attack SZ14 and land 1 inf on Gibraltar.

    (UK buys ground units for India and 2 fighters, attacks SZ37, US goes KJF)

    G2

    • Buy 5 transports, 1 destroyer or 6 transports (if UK did not buy air for London)

    UK buys 6 infantry, 2 arm, for a total of 8 inf, 1 aaGun, 1 art, 3 arm, 4 ftrs and 2 bombers (1 UK, 1 US)

    G3

    • Attacks with 7 transports (7 inf, 7 arm, 5 ftrs, 1 bmr) - wins 59% - if there’s an 8th transport… or the 6 German fighter…

    To work the question is really about the UK1 move - if the UK (and the US) focus completely on KJF and leave the German Med fleet alive and in position on SZ14 until G3… and the German fighter on Ukraine survives… interesting…


  • @MistuhJay:

    One question, Hobbes: what’s stopping UK from sinking your battleship with its BMR/DD?

    @Hobbes:

    if the UK (and the US) focus completely on KJF and leave the German Med fleet alive and in position on SZ14 until G3… and the German fighter on Ukraine survives… interesting…

    As I posted afterwards, lots of ifs for this strategy to work 😉

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