Since the Commonwealth shares all technology, they would all roll for their bond “Drive” in the collect income phase. ANZAC, FEC, Canada, UK, even South Africa if played seperately would all roll for each “nation’s” bond value. If UK springs for advanced radar, they all have advanced radar. SAme with improved shipyards or advanced infantry tactics. It is all shared.
I bought just the map 2 weeks ago… IT IS HUGE!!! i love it… I have 5 sets of A&A and have been playing since the first version. I don’t have the set to play global war but I just use all the pieces I have from all my sets I already own. I have been playing a cold war mod too on the same board. USSR and china VS USA Nato and UK. Yes the games take a long time and it can be hard to find people to play but i love it and have a great time playing. It makes the cardboard things that you get with the standard game look like garbage. Ill never play A&A on any other board… If you need special units i just use a can of Montana hardcore to spray paint it another color.
I do have a quick question for the creators brought up while discussing the minor axis powers in another thread:
If the Germans build a naval base on Romania can the Romanians (who don’t need an IC) build ships in the Black Sea to help protect an axis fleet, or do they only produce ground/air units in their capital (not ships next to it)? Using the same principle, are they allowed to build a ftr for a German (or Italian) carrier in the Black Sea? Obviously they would have to had saved some IPCs.
I believe this next part is still under review, any word yet?
This leads me to a 2nd question, say the Germans build a minor IC in both Romania, and Bulgaria, and a NB for Bulgaria (sz43 Black Sea). I know the Germans could build ships in the Black Sea from the Bulgarian IC w/NB, but would the same NB servicing sz43 also fill the requirement to allow for ships to be built from Germany’s Romanian IC adjacent to it? Can a NB from one territory service an IC from a different territory (for ship building) as long as they share the same sz, and are owned by the same power. This is also in question if UK builds an IC for Cairo which comes w/NB servicing the Med sz47 (allows you to build ships in sz47). Can the same Cairo IC (would also be adjacent to sz64) also build ships in the Red Sea using the Upper Egypt NB that services sz64 as long as they owned both Cairo & Upper Egypt?
Further more in a similar situation as above, can a NB in a territory of your ally serve the requirements for shipbuilding for an IC you own as long as they are adjacent to the same sz? Say the Italians take Holland and build a NB (sz 16). Would the Italian NB allow the Germans to drop ships into sz 16 from their adjacent major IC in W Germany?
Personally I have created my own little diplomatic rule set, allowing for the ability to influence nearly every nation into any faction. Basically no factions exist and must be formed. With a predisposition via events of following historical paths.
Very interesting! Curious if you want to share this.
My current dream is to design and print my own map that would somehow make the impossible possible. A larger, scaled in version of Europe, where as keeping Africa, South America and all else on the map and not in inset boxes.
Excellent Idea hope this works for you. Ideas like this are what got me hooked to this game type. So much imagination and creative action on this site keep at it.