Country Specific Technology for 1940

  • 2021 '18 '16

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    Germany
    2 – The jet age begins and the ME-262 takes to the skies. Fighters defend at a 5 during ground attacks and scrambles and defend at 4 during strategic and tactical bombing.
    3 – King Tiger tank is developed and rolls off the assembly line. Armor now attacks on a 4.
    4 – Type IX U-boat is unleashed upon the Atlantic. Submarines attack at 3 and defend at 2.
    5 – Nebelwerfer rocket packs delivered to the front. All artillery can support 2 infantry or mechanized infantry.
    6 – Waffen SS divisions now attached to regular army divisions. “4+1” For every 5 infantry in a combat or defense. One attacks and defends at +1. With an attached artillery the attack value is not increased.
    7 – V-2 Rocket is developed. Airbases may now conduct one industrial or naval/air base attack on a zone within 4 spaces. One die of damage is rolled per German controlled operational air base.
    8 – Long range aircraft. All aircraft flight range is increased by 1 movement.
    9 – Advanced radar. AA guns hit at 2 during strategic and tactical bombing raids.
    10 – Improved mechanized infantry. All mechanized infantry attacks at a 2 and can blitz. Artillery no longer boost.
    11 - Improved aviation engineering and manufacturing. All air units cost reduced by 2 IPC.
    12 – Atomic weapons. A new age of terror begins as the Nazis harness the power of the atom.
    Atomic bombs cost 25 IPC to build. Only two may be built per turn. May not be built on same turn as breakthrough turn.
    Move as infantry by land or sea. If loaded on a strategic bomber, it can move the current range of the bomber
    Due to a lack of trained technicians and engineers, a nation may possess no more than 2 weapons at one time.
    Due to the size and nature of the airburst associated with the nuclear warhead, no attack roll is required to score a successful hit.
    No air defense, such as fighter scramble, is allowed due to the altitude of the strike plane and surprise of the attack. Only upgraded fighters may intercept. Long range aircraft or jet power technology must have been successfully researched to enable interceptors
    An atomic weapon is treated as a AAA gun if the territory in which it is stored is attacked. 
    No AAA guns are to be fired due to the altitude of the strike plane and surprise of the attack only normal AA gun with factory can fire. Airbase and naval base do not fire AA.
    Any industrial complex is attacked with 4 dice disabled to maximum value of 20 for major and 2 dice disabled to maximum value of 6 for minor complexes.
    Any airbases or naval bases are attacked by one dice of value.
    One dice is rolled and that number of units of defender’s choice eliminated. AAA guns may be chosen.

    If used on a naval assault:
    The nuclear strike cannot be combined with surface vessels.
    Due to the altitude of the strike plane and surprise of the strike, aircraft on carriers and loaded troops on transports are considered to be cargo and provide no defense. The 5 hits are assessed, and the attacking bomber returns to base. No 2nd attack is permitted.
    Transports chosen last.

    USSR is not permitted to develop weapons until they are in a state of war.
    1 – IL-2 Sturmovik rolls off the line. All fighters now attack at 4 when paired with a matching armor.
    2 – T-36 rolls off the line. Tanks now attack at 4.
    3 – Katyusha rocket packs to the front. Artillery can support 2 infantry.
    4 – Russian home guard. “4+1”, for every 5 infantry on defense one defends at 3.
    5 – 6 Roll again

    Japan
    1 – Kaiten submarine is unleashed upon the Pacific. Submarines attack 3 / defend 2.
    2 – Improved ship building. Battleships cost 17 and carriers cost 13.
    3 – Ship radar. Battleships now hit and defend at 5.
    4 – Improved capital ship design. Battleships and carriers now require 3 hits to destroy. Carriers can carry 3.
    5 – Long range aircraft. All aircraft flight range is increased by 1 movement.
    6 – Improved aviation engineering and manufacturing. All air units cost reduced by 2 IPC.

    USA is not permitted to develop weapons until they are in a state of war.
    2 – B-29 is developed by Boeing. Roll 2 dice for each strategic bomber in a combat or strategic raid. Range is increased to 8.
    3 – Improved factories and manufacturing methods. Cost of all units except infantry, reduced by 1 IPC.
    4 – Ship radar. Battleships now hit and defend at 5.
    5 – Improved capital ship design. Battleships and carriers now require 3 hits to destroy.
    6 – Improved ship building. Battleships cost 17 and carriers cost 13. Carriers can carry 3.
    7 – P-51 Mustang rolls off manufacturing line. Fighters now have a range of 6
    8 – Rocket barges developed. Destroyers may now conduct shore bombardment at a 2.
    9 – Improved mechanized infantry. All mechanized infantry attacks at a 2. Artillery do not boost.
    10 – Long range aircraft. All aircraft flight range is increased by 1 movement. P-51 is not increased.
    11 – Jet power developed. Fighters defend at 5 during defense and scramble and 4 during strategic and tactical bombing raids.
    12 – Atomic weapons. See German section.

    United Kingdom
    1 – Sterling bombers developed. Roll 2 dice for each strategic bomber in a combat or strategic raid.
    2 – Ship radar. Battleships now hit and defend at 5.
    3 – Improved capital ship design. Battleships and carriers now require 3 hits to destroy. Carriers can carry 3.
    4 – SAS Commandos. On first round only, of an amphibious assault infantry hit on a 2. Matching artillery boost to a 3.
    5 – Anti-aircraft radar improvements. AA guns hit on 2 during strategic and tactical bombing.
    6 – Spitfire III rolls off the line. Fighters now defend at 5 during defense and scrambles and 2 during strategic and tactical bombing raids.

    Italy
    1 – Long range aircraft. All aircraft flight range is increased by 1 movement.
    2 - Improved aviation engineering and manufacturing. All air units reduced cost by 2 IPC.
    3 – Improved mechanized infantry. All mechanized infantry attacks at a 2. Artillery do not boost.
    4 – Mobile artillery. Artillery may now move 2.
    5 – Frogmen commandos. On the first round of combat only, 2 extra dice are rolled prior to a naval attack. A roll of 2 or less is a hit. Hits are assessed prior to the main attack.
    6 – Roll again.

    Australia – due to lack of industry and supplies are limited to naval improvements only. ANZAC is not permitted to develop weapons until they are in a state of war
    1 – Improved ship building.
    Cost table
    Battleship 17
    Aircraft Carrier 13
    Cruiser 9
    Destroyer 7
    Transport 6
    Submarine 5
    2 – Ship radar. Battleships now hit and defend at 5.
    3 – Improved capital ship design. Battleships and carriers now require 3 hits to destroy.
    4 – Long range aircraft. All aircraft flight range is increased by 1 movement.
    5 – Improved aviation engineering and manufacturing. All air units cost reduced by 2 IPC.
    6 – Royal Marines. Infantry may be transported by Anzac cruisers and battleships. 1 per ship. Ships can still bombard in amphibious landings and attack prior to a landing.

  • '17 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Check the range of V weapons. Four spaces is too long of a distance. Also, the new tech units it needs to be clear: When you get say King Tigers do all your tanks go “Poof” and become Tigers , or from that point on are any tanks you build…Tigers. The later idea is much more realistic.

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