Just finished looking at the rules for Version 3, and the changes to the Railways are awesome! I really appreciate the change from standard to broad gauge as you enter the USSR, and the ability to damage them now too through SBR!
My question: the rules alluded to the potential of building new railways over the course of the game by including “Railroad (Regular and wide gauge)” under 1.4 Facilities [NEW] on page 9 of the PDF file, but didn’t include a price tag. Do they fall under the “Many facilities are shown on the map.” clause, or the “Additional facilities can be built during the game using facilities markers.” clause?
I’m envisioning the Germans laying down additional track/changing track gauges as they advance along the Eurasian steppe towards Moscow, or of Britain finally completing their long-awaited goal for running a rail line from Cape Town up to Cairo. Non-historically, an American-made Pan-American rail line would free up movement of successfully diplomacied South/Central American countries to load up in American ports on their way to war, and a British-made pan-Middle East line would allow for quick reinforcement of FEC/Cairo depending on the immediate threat.
Maybe base construction off repair costs already in the rulebook, extra for mountain/jungle/tundra terrain placement, about 2-3 IPP to place/territory? I’m hoping this is real and not just my imagination.