Just see the game notes for the TripleA map of Global 1940 2nd Edition.
There it says:
Below is a list of rules that the TripleA game engine either does not enforce, or enforces incorrectly, at this point. Each item starts with a code in parentheses that represents how you may fix or correct the rule.
(PE) = Player Enforced = You must be aware of the rule and must follow it. The engine will not stop you from breaking the rule.
Rules specific to 1940 the engine does not do, but you must follow:
(PE) You are not allowed to blitz or move any units through Friendly Neutrals, including the same turn they are captured, unless they have been previously attacked.
So it is true, TripleA “allows” your move, but players have to be aware that it is against the rules (and for this drop it).
Well, yeah, that works too, I suppose…kinda long to write on the back of my hand, though.
well, to write on the back of your hand -
Planes are ALWAYS in the air (unless they’re friendly cargo).
If you work in concepts of “take off” and “landing” you just get confusion about how the aircraft are defending (ineffectually) with a carrier in a battle against a just subs. How would they know to take off?
Simply: They were already in the air. They’re always in the air. Unless they’re friendly cargo.
Or best, just ignore the concepts of “take off”, “landing”, “in the air” and think:
If you can move any unit (if it’s not yours, you can’t move it: it’s cargo), it moves independently and uses its own movement points.
Back to the OP. One other point I’m coming to see is devastating is to land 4 ground units on Kwangsi J1. These units really make a big difference in being able to hold on to Yunnan. While you can’t get the TTs back to Japan J2 unless you combine a Naval base on Hainan or Kwangsi, the main game in Asia isn’t to get Japanese land units on Asia but to deny the Burma Rd. If you can do that, your one step on the way to Axis victory in the Pacific. One of the land units can come from Okinawa, two from Japan so you are only relocating one unit within Asia, the artillery from Manchuria, but in a very advantageous way.
I strongly believe the US should not collect income until attacked and am happy with their set up in a3. Once attacked, or T3, they should get a massive bonus, either a one off, or perhaps simply doubling the A3 revisions would suffice.