Axis and Allies Europe 1940 2nd Edition ( AAE40.2) FAQ/question


  • Sorry, not sure where this belongs but I have a question.

    In the 1940 edition, if a sub is in a sea zone with multiple ships but no destroyers, can it attack multiple times without retaliation?  I have played with people that when a sub is in a sea zone without a destroyer the ship is automatically sunk.  The assumption is it would just keep doing surprise attack until the other ship is sunk.

    Thanks

  • Moderator 2023 '22 '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    Morning jbet
    That is not what is meant by a Surprise Attack.
    The Sub(s) does get to shoot first in every Round that a Destroyer is not present, but once it/they has had its  roll(s) , the surviving enemy ships get theirs. Their is no automatic kill for the Sub, unless the target is a defending (defenceless) Transport. All naval units can shoot back, once a Sub has had its roll, until the Sub chooses to submerge, rather than go
    another Round .
    Note that Air Units, without a Destroyer, would  not get to shoot at a Sub though.


  • Thanks, that is the way I would interpret it as well.

  • Moderator 2023 '22 '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    Good. I meant to say: welcome  to the forum. Enjoy your games.


  • Experienced 1942 AA player… still getting used to Europe nuances.

    Can someone explain the: “2 IPCs per territory if Germany controls Iraq, Persia, and/or Northwest Persia.” NO rule… my game partner and I settled on you needing to have Iraq, and then one of the other two for a minimum of 4 IPC, up to 6 bonus. Of course one argument is that it is simply 2 IPCs each?

    Similarly for the NO rule:
    5 IPCs per territory if Germany controls Novgorod (Leningrad), Volgograd (Stalingrad), and/or Russia (Moscow). Do you require Novgorod for any bonus?

    We’re also still a little confused if Germany can transport into Finland in non-com from SZ 115 in turn 1, when the Ruskies still have their ships there even if there is no declaration of war against USSR?

    Thanks,
    Axis fans in Australia

  • Moderator Official Q&A 2023 '22 '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 TripleA

    @SteveO:

    Can someone explain the: “2 IPCs per territory if Germany controls Iraq, Persia, and/or Northwest Persia.” NO rule… my game partner and I settled on you needing to have Iraq, and then one of the other two for a minimum of 4 IPC, up to 6 bonus. Of course one argument is that it is simply 2 IPCs each?

    Similarly for the NO rule:
    5 IPCs per territory if Germany controls Novgorod (Leningrad), Volgograd (Stalingrad), and/or Russia (Moscow). Do you require Novgorod for any bonus?

    It is 2 (5) per territory, starting with the first one captured.

    @SteveO:

    We’re also still a little confused if Germany can transport into Finland in non-com from SZ 115 in turn 1, when the Ruskies still have their ships there even if there is no declaration of war against USSR?

    Yes, you can. Powers not at war may share seazones. See the “Powers Not at War with One Another”-box on page 15 of the rulebook.

    HTH 🙂


  • Hi everyone, I have not been on the forums for many years now, but I find myself with a gameplay question I am unable to find an answer for, so I thought why not try the old A+A forum? 🙂 Anyway the convoy in SZ 125. It is not in fact a German convoy for Norway but a Russian convoy if I read the national bonuses correctly. How is it disrupted? Can the Germans disrupt the four IPCs in the Soviet coastal territories in the north? Or just the 1 IPC for Archangel? Or is the “disruption” simply the elimination of the 5 IPCs in the Soviet national bonus income? Can the Allies disrupt the 3 German Norway IPCs? Thank you for any insight.

  • Moderator 2023 '22 '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    Good afternoon and welcome back.

    The disruption is the loss of the Russian NO, worth 5 IPCs. The Axis need only have a warship in SZ125 to do so.

    The Allies can also Convoy Raid Norway, as you thought, (or an Allied nation, should Norway have been captured).

  • Moderator Official Q&A 2023 '22 '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 TripleA

    @Vall:

    Hi everyone, I have not been on the forums for many years now, but I find myself with a gameplay question I am unable to find an answer for, so I thought why not try the old A+A forum? 🙂 Anyway the convoy in SZ 125. It is not in fact a German convoy for Norway but a Russian convoy if I read the national bonuses correctly. How is it disrupted? Can the Germans disrupt the four IPCs in the Soviet coastal territories in the north? Or just the 1 IPC for Archangel? Or is the “disruption” simply the elimination of the 5 IPCs in the Soviet national bonus income? Can the Allies disrupt the 3 German Norway IPCs? Thank you for any insight.

    To avoid confusion it is a good idea to separate the procedure of “Convoy Disruption” from the achievement of a National Objective.

    Convoy disruption (through SZ 125) itself is a procedure that takes place during the Collect Income Phase of the Power controlling Norway. So in case Norway is German and there are Allied warships in SZ 125, Germany’s income will be reduced according to the procedure explained on page 24 of the rulebook.

    The bonus income for the achievement of the “National prestige and access to Allied Lend-Lease material”-National Objective will only be granted to Russia, if all requirements are met. The absence of Axis warships (from SZ 125) is one of three requirements. As explained above, this is completely independent from the process of convoy disruption.


  • Thank you for clearing this up. I was thinking it would be unrealistic for the Germans to drop a sub in 125 and reduce Soviet income by 9 so easily

  • '22 '21

    Question: In Europe 40, if you control Turkey can you move land units into Greece?

  • '19 '17 '16

    Presumably, you can in Global.

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