US Neutality


  • 2017 '16 '15

    Can the Germans park their fleet in zone 89 without provoking a DOW from the US ?

    Also can they obliterate the Canadian fleet off of Nova Scotia without any US repercussions? With surface ships?

    I know any land attack in the western hemisphere sets them off but I think the ocean is fair game for the Germans?



  • I believe the only things that Germany could do to bring the US into the war are:

    1. Attack US (navy or land)
    2. Successfully capture London


  • 2017 '16 '15

    Thanks Ike
    That sounds right. Do you know if Germany can fly over the Panama canal to attack UK ships? I wouldn’t think so but ?


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Strangely, Air units can pass through a Canal, regardless of which side controls it. See page 9 Europe Rules Second Edition.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017

    @IKE:

    I believe the only things that Germany could do to bring the US into the war are:

    1. Attack US (navy or land)
    2. Successfully capture London

    The US may also declare war if Germany or Italy captures any territory in America. So suppose Germany captures Newfoundland, or Italy takes French Guyana, then the US may declar war. Not a very likely scenario of course.

    The rule book says:

    The United States may not declare war on any Axis power unless an Axis power either declares war on it first or captures London or any territory in North America, or Japan makes an unprovoked declaration of war against the UK or ANZAC, after which it may declare war on any or all Axis powers on its following turn.


  • Customizer

    Actually, the rules say “North America” so the Axis could take French Guyana and not violate the US Neutrality. Again, like you said, not very likely.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017

    Good point. I misread the rule that I quoted myself!


  • 2017 '16 '15

    Thanks guys!


Log in to reply
 

20th Anniversary Give Away

In January 2000 this site came to life and now we're celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a prize giveaway of 30+ prizes. See this link for the list of prizes and winners.
Axis & Allies Boardgaming Custom Painted Miniatures
Dean's Army Guys
T-shirts, Hats, and More

Suggested Topics

  • 7
  • 11
  • 12
  • 17
  • 8
  • 3
  • 22
  • 72
I Will Never Grow Up Games
Axis & Allies Boardgaming Custom Painted Miniatures
Dean's Army Guys

53
Online

14.9k
Users

35.6k
Topics

1.5m
Posts