Being a fan of LEGO toys, I came up with a design for types of Industrial Complexes. Hope it’s all right to share here.
I need some advice, please, on acquiring better tokens or markers for the Industrial Complexes in the 1940s Global game sets.
I found this potential 3rd-part product:
However, this specific product is not quite what I need or want. Since the Industrial Complexes in the games are of two types – Minor and Major – I need to have either two distinct types of tokens or else double-sided tokens (appropriately labelled).
Since I am looking for advice as to a specific product (as opposed to already knowing what product to buy), I’ve posted my topic in the “General Discussion” group (as opposed to the “Marketplace” group). I hope this is correct.
If you have any advice or suggestions on how I can get what I need, please share your thoughts with me.
Thanks in advance!
If I’ve checked correctly, here is the complete list of Victory Cities:
Berlin (Europe) (Axis Capital)
Hong Kong (Pacific)
London (Europe) (Allied Capital)
Moscow (Europe) (Allied Capital)
Paris (Europe) (Allied Capital)
Rome (Europe) (Axis Capital)
San Francisco (Pacific)
Tokyo (Pacific) (Axis Capital)
Washington (Europe) (Allied Capital)
There are a total of 19 Victory Cities – 11 on the “Europe” map, plus another 8 on the “Pacific” map.
The “official” Axis victory condition requires having either any 8 Victory Cities in Europe or any 6 Victory Cities in the Pacific. This would require either a crushing victory in Europe or else a crushing victory in the Pacific.
But what about achieving modest victories in both theaters? (That is, having any 6 Victory Cities in Europe plus any 5 Victory Cities in the Pacific.) Shouldn’t that also be a “legal” victory condition?
Awesome! Thank you!
Now, if that same site had something appropriate for Bases (Air Base; Naval Base), then I could get all of the tokens needed from just one vendor!
(Edit): Never mind – started looking, and already found several possibilities.
It is my opinion that the control marker for Holland/Belgium should actually be the Dutch control marker, instead of Germany’s. Germany still starts the game controlling this territory. But I do not believe it is proper for Germany to be able to build a MAJOR industrial complex there. Also, I believe this territory should be treated as a formerly-neutral territory (so that it is never “liberated” to Germany).
Has this been covered in an errata? If so, I did not find this. IF it was covered in a previous errata, could someone please post a link to that source?
In any case, I’d appreciate your thoughts on this idea.
Before I purchase some of these “Union Jack” roundels from HBG (“https://www.historicalboardgaming.com/HBG-Britain-Union-Jack-1801-P-Flag-10Set_p_1405.html”), I wanted to get feedback from the community, specifically with regards to how they compare in size to the official markers included in the game.
Are they the same size? If not, how close are they?
Because everyone can use more oil, I am considering adding the following “house rule.” I’d be grateful for your thoughts and feedback, please.
Every Power at war (except China; see below) – even if they are at war against only one enemy Power – receives the following additional National Objective and Bonus Income. (Per the rules-as-written, this was only for Germany and Italy.)
When at War:
(*) 2 IPCs per territory for controlling Iraq, Persia, and/or Northwest Persia. Theme: Access to strategic oil reserves.
Since China fights strictly defensively, China will never be able to control any of these territories. Therefore, this N.O./B.I. does not apply to China.
I’ve uploaded the list of house rules I’ve come up with here:
I’d appreciate your thoughts on these.
I’m currently running a (test) game using these house rules (using my “Turn Order, Version 2”), taking several days to think about each team’s decisions. So far, it’s just England (and what little remains of France’s fleet) against the Nazis and the Fascists in the European theater, with only China fighting against Japan in Asia, with America and the Soviets still on the sidelines. I’m currently writing up Turn 3 for the Allies. I’m keeping detailed reports of each team’s turn. When I get to a stopping point (i.e. when I think my scenario has played out to a good background for an alternate timeline setting for one of my RPG campaigns), I’d be happy to share these write-ups, if any of you are interested.