My group have been debating which optional rules to use in V3 and we have come upon a few questions.
1st is regarding rule 15.8, which is the ships under construction rule. This states that capital ships that are being produced are placed at a shipyard and can be captured if the zone with said shipyard is captured. Our first question comes into whether the shipyard can be chosen for the already being produced ships. For example France at the beginning of the 1936 starting position has a battleship being produced but it has two viable shipyards. Does the France player choose which one to have it at or is there a correct starting shipyard.
2nd is regarding the same rule with France. We know France has very specific rules for its navy when France falls, rule 14.4.2, but is the capital ship being produced exempt from these rules? If Germany or Italy capture the territory containing the shipyard with the battleship being produced but it is the last zone required to trigger france falling does it get rolled for on the scuttling table or is it always given to the Victor?
3rd is regarding strategic naval movement, 15.10.
It says at the beginning that only naval transports, loaded land units or aircraft can be moved in this way. But later on it mentions that submarines may start or end at friendly submarine bases. Are subs allowed to use this movement as well as naval transports and their cargo?
Sorry for the very nitpicky questions, but my friend and I are very interested in playing correctly and really enjoy diving into all the ramifications of the rules. Thanks for any help.