Grasshopper's G40 Production System

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    Decided to not allow the purchase of major factories, so the best Hawaii can do is a 3 unit minor.

    Decided to remove the modified VC victory conditions for now.

    Decided to remove the maximum 3 factories restriction.

    Updated video coming soon.

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    Guys,

    ––I’m “marking” this thread so I can study it whenever I actually have some time to do so. Seems very interesting & has a lot of potential. Good work, YG.

    Tall Paul

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    Here is a YouTube video explanation of these rules…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R-BL8m6GqQ


  • Nice table…

    AL

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    @crusaderiv:

    Nice table…

    AL

    Thanks AL, Cheers.

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    Hey Grasshopper,
    I think I just noticed a possible exploitable flaw.
    Okay, so G1 Germany takes France. The Industrial Complex is downgraded to a Major Factory.
    Later on, the Allies liberate France. The Major Factory remains.
    Now Germany, strong in W Germany and itching for revenge, retakes France. The Major Factory is now downgraded to a Minor Factory.
    The Allies, not about to let their poor French buddies suffer Nazi retribution, attack and liberate France again. The Minor Factory remains.
    Unfortunately, retaking France was tough and didn’t leave the Allies much to keep it with. Also, the free French guys were already spent in the last liberation. So, Germany sends more units to re-retake France. Now the Minor Factory is removed from the board.

    So, now poor France is left with NO factory at all even in it’s capital. Now, even if the Allies liberate France for a 3rd time and manage to keep it this time, France has to first collect income on their turn, buy a Minor Factory and place it in Paris on their second turn (after liberation), then finally they can actually purchase just 3 units to place in their capital.
    Now, I’m not sure just how much this might benefit Germany, especially considering how many units they expended retaking France two times and getting it liberated from them two more times, but it’s an interesting way for them to deny the Allies a production facility.

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    Hey KNP, thanks for your comments, to tell you the truth these rules fit our group really well probably for reasons like not playing out scenarios like the one you just suggested. Even if we did, I think I would be OK with the results of the downgrade system considering the punishment facilities would go through after they exchange hands so many times… it would also force the Allies to secure a proper beachhead before going into France. To this day I have never seen France collect money let alone spend it, at least in any game I’ve played, but maybe we have been playing the Allies wrong, we usually get a surrender before all that  :|

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    Oh yeah, you need to play the game all the way to the bitter end. Don’t let the Axis surrender. You have to smash ALL their precious units and take that capital. It does take a little longer though. In that case, you will probably end up liberating France early enough so they will have a couple of rounds or so of buying their own stuff.
    We even made a new NO specially for France:
    $5 for any European Axis territory under French control.

    It rarely happens, but it’s a nice thought that France could not only get liberated but actually take some Axis territory.


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    Oh yeah, you need to play the game all the way to the bitter end. Don’t let the Axis surrender. You have to smash ALL their precious units and take that capital.

    In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan the Barbarian (who was himself quoting Genghis Khan): “Crush enemies…see them driven before you…hear the lamentations of the women.”  In the context of Global 1940, “the lamentations of the women” probably refers to the lady of the house saying “Haven’t you guys finished playing yet?” sometime around 2:00 o’clock on a Sunday morning.

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    @CWO:

    @knp7765:

    Oh yeah, you need to play the game all the way to the bitter end. Don’t let the Axis surrender. You have to smash ALL their precious units and take that capital.

    In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan the Barbarian (who was himself quoting Genghis Khan): “Crush enemies…see them driven before you…hear the lamentations of the women.”  In the context of Global 1940, “the lamentations of the women” probably refers to the lady of the house saying “Haven’t you guys finished playing yet?” sometime around 2:00 o’clock on a Sunday morning.

    LOL… my drunken games of Classic Edition with 4AM finishes were over years ago, now it’s a 9AM to 9PM time slot (maybe a little longer if ask nicely), but it won’t be long before we’re limited to playing Bridge and Lawn Bowling.

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