What is FIDA?
All AARevised games played in AAMC use FIDA bidding unless the players agree to another bid system prior to the game starting. FIDA stands for Flames of Europe, IAAPA, DAAK and AAMC, the four clubs that developed the bidding system. Under FIDA bidding, each player submits a number of IPCs for a bid. The lower bid plays Axis. Up to half of the value of those IPCs can be placed on the mapboard prior to the start of the game in new units. Germany can place units in territories and sea zones that already contain German units. Japan can place units in territories and sea zones that already contain Japanese units. Neither Axis player can place units in territories or sea zones where it does not already have units. The remaining balance of IPCs from the bid can be given to either Germany or Japan or split in whatever manner the Axis player chooses.
Example of a bid: 15, 1 Inf in Ukraine, 1 Rtl in Libya, 6 IPC Germany, 2 IPC Japan.