Cyanight's House Rules for Balanced Mod 2.0

  • '14 Customizer

    These rules can be played separate from Balance Mod 2.0. They were added to create a balanced approach to research and development. Most games with Research end with a roll that augments many pieces. This method nerfs that ability but still makes Research attractive.

    Elite Troops
    Elite Infantry are a new infantry unit that costs 5 IPCs and attack/defend at a 2. (They cannot receive support from artillery) Elite units can transport aboard a Cruiser or Battleship with 1 unit per vehicle/ship. They may also paratroop from an Air Base. See rules below.

    Up to 2 of your Elite Infantry units in each territory with an air base can be moved to an enemy controlled territory 3 or fewer spaces away that is being attacked by your land units from adjacent territories and/or by amphibious assault. When moving, paratroopers must obey the same restrictions that air units do.

    If the territory being attacked has AAA (antiaircraft artillery) units, the paratrooper infantry units are subject to antiaircraft fire in the same way as air units. If attacking along with land units from adjacent territories, paratroopers may retreat as normal.


    • Purchase a Tech token for 5 ICPs

    • Only one breakthrough for each power per turn. Roll a 6 on one of the dice/tokens.

    • Tech tokens are not discarded if no breakthrough occurs

    A prototype is awarded to the power with the breakthrough. Any new units that are produced will have the new technology discovered. All other previously owned units retain their normal abilities and are NOT upgraded. Prototypes must be placed in a territory with a factory. Improved Shipyards and Increased Factory Production do not receive a prototype unit but instead are converted globally for that power. War Bonds are used during the COLLECT INCOME phase, roll 2x die and take the larger number.

    Breakthrough Chart 1
     1. Advanced Artillery. Each of your newly purchased artillery units can now provide greater support. One artillery unit can support up to 2 infantry and/or mechanized infantry units per attack. Up to 2 infantry and/or mechanized infantry units when coupled with 1 artillery unit have attack values of 2. (PROTOTYPE: HEAVY ARTILLERY)

     2. Rockets. Your air bases can now launch rockets. During the Strategic and Tactical Bombing Raids step of your Conduct Combat phase each turn, each of your operative air bases can make a single rocket attack against an enemy industrial complex, air base, or naval base within 4 spaces of it. This attack does one die roll of damage to that facility. Rockets may not be fired over neutral territories. (PROTOTYPE: 1 ROCKET LAUNCHER THAT CAN BE PLACED AT ANY AIRFIELD. ADDITIONAL ROCKET LAUNCHERS COST 5 IPCS AND MAY BE PLACED AT AIR FIELDS. ONLY ONE ROCKET LAUNCHER MAY BE PLACED AT AN AIR FIELD. IF THE TERRITORY IS CAPTURED THE ROCKET LAUNCHER IS DESTROYED. ROCKET LAUNCHERS CANNOT BE TAKEN AS A HIT.)

     3. Heavy Tanks. Newly purchased tanks now attack at 4 and defend at 3. (PROTOTYPE: HEAVY TANK)

     4. Increased Factory Production. Each of your industrial complexes can now produce additional units beyond their normal production ability. Major industrial complexes can mobilize up to 12 units, and minor ones can mobilize up to 4 units. Also, when repairing a damaged industrial complex, you can remove 2 damage markers for the cost of 1 IPC (in other words, half price). The maximum damage that can be applied to your industrial complexes is not increased. (NO PROTOTYPE: UPGRADE ALL FACTORIES)

     5. War Bonds. During your Collect Income phase, roll 2x die and take the larger number, collect that many additional IPCs. (NO PROTOTYPE)

     6. Improved Mechanized Infantry. Each of your newly purchased mechanized infantry units that is paired up with a tank or an artillery now has an attack value of 2. Also, your mechanized infantry may now blitz without being paired with a tank. (PROTOTYPE: ADVANCED MECHANIZED INFANTRY)

    Breakthrough Chart 2
     1. Super Submarines. The attack value of your newly purchased submarines is now 3 instead of 2. (PROTOTYPE: SUPER SUBMARINE)

     2. Jet Fighters. The attack value of your newly purchased fighters is now 4 instead of 3. In addition, during bombing raids your escorting or intercepting fighters now hit on a 1, 2 or 3 instead of just a 1 or 2. (PROTOTYPE: JET FIGHTER)

     3. Improved Shipyards. Your sea units are now cheaper to build. Use these revised costs: (NO PROTOTYPE: UPGRADE ALL NAVAL BASES AT FACTORIES)
    Unit IPC cost
    Battleship - 17
    Aircraft Carrier - 13
    Cruiser - 9
    Destroyer - 7
    Transport - 6
    Submarine - 5

     4. Radar. Your antiaircraft fire, both from AAA (antiaircraft artillery) units and facilities in a territory with a radar tower, now hits on a 1 or 2 instead of just a 1. (PROTOTYPE: 1 RADAR TOWER. CANNOT BE TAKEN AS A HIT. THEY CAN MOVE 1 SPACE PER TURN. ALL AAA UNITS AND FACILITIES IN THE TERRITORY WITH THE RADAR TOWER HIT ON A 1 OR 2. ADDITIONAL UNITS COST 5 IPCS AND MAY BE PLACED AT FACTORIES. IF THE TERRITORY IS CAPTURED THEY ARE DESTROYED.)

     5. Long-Range Aircraft. All of your newly purchased air units’ ranges are increased by 1 space. (PROTOTYPE: FIGHTER OR TACTICAL BOMBER)

     6. Heavy Bombers. Your newly purchased strategic bombers are now heavy bombers. When attacking, whether in a battle or a strategic bombing raid, roll two dice for each bomber and select the best result. (PROTOTYPE: STRATEGIC BOMBER)

  • This is an interesting idea I like it

  • '18 '17 '16

    Does the player automatically get the breakthrough for the cost of 5 IPC’s or does he have to roll a 6 first? Unless I’m reading it wrong it doesn’t specify how a breakthrough is made.

  • '14 Customizer


    Does the player automatically get the breakthrough for the cost of 5 IPC’s or does he have to roll a 6 first? Unless I’m reading it wrong it doesn’t specify how a breakthrough is made.

    Yes, same basic rules for tech breakthrough. Roll a 6.

  • '14 Customizer

    Example Prototypes

     Advanced Artillery

     Rockets

     Heavy Tanks

     Increased Factory Production
    1 stack - Minor
    2 stacks - Advanced Minor (Technology - Increased Factory Production)
    3 stacks - Major
    4 stacks - Adcanced Major (Technology - Increased Factory Production)

     War Bonds

     Improved Mechanized Infantry

     Super Submarines

     Jet Fighters

     Improved Shipyards

     Radar

     Long-Range Aircraft

     Heavy Bombers

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