No Wild Bill, Original OOB rules G40.
What ended up was that I allowed ( cos no clarification in OOB GE40 rules ) the russion infantry to goto Korea ( to break the pact ), and said verbally to the Russian player well, that’s silly cos I will just kill all of your men with a loaded Tokyo with planes and troops in Manchuria … which ended up happening, so now Russia loss all of those 18 men.
I was reading…maybe I was hoping or maybe just got confused to make sure what was right in my thoughts, that with the European Axis vs European Russia ( so ger vs Russia ) yes, wait the 4th move,
where in the Russia vs jap rules, it was JAPAN who could only attack Russia to bring them into war between Jap and Russia, NOT Russia coming into Japan ( like into a territory like Korea ).
I see it a huge risk. Either pay the consequences and leave your 18 Russian men there to wait for a Japanese attack and also wait for USA support ( once they’re in war with Japan/German/Axis ),
pull 15 men back Westwards for support for the break on the Russian/German front line when Germany braces attack on Russia.
So I guess it’s bait for Japan to see how long Russia can hold off not aggregating Japan.
Just needed a clarification, can Russia attack Japan anytime in the game using 1st edition Global rules.
What is the agreement though, if I say no to the Russian player and they ignore the judgement and come into Korea anyway, then I guess that’s the bitter relationship they have between them? Or vice verser of course.
I guess, just be prepared and look at the possible loss of such a very risky gamble move.