Hey everybody, greetings from Austria
We have a special house rule I would like to share with you.
In July 1943 Mussolini’s regency was overthrown and Italy changed to the side of Allies.
We always wanted to play this significant event in our games and here is how we do it:
As long as Italy keeps its 10 IPCs morale is okay. Is it higher it is even better. But if at the end of the player’s turn the IPCs are below 10 you have to pass a morale test.
9 IPCs - at a dice roll of 6 partisans take “il duce” as prisoner and Italy changes sides.
At 8 IPCs at a dice roll of 5.
At 7 IPCs at a dice roll of 4 a.s.o.
If Italy itself falls into the hand of the Allies, Italy changes automatically sides and if you like it or not has to fight the remaining Axis powers.
This shows how Italy is an unreliable partner and “Third Reich”-player really has to take care of his brother in arms.
I hope you enjoy this house rule and can spice up your games a little bit