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RE: "Conquest" of Friendly territory - who gets control of factory and IPCs?
Ger can only take Ind after the allies captured it from Jap.
RE: What's the best country to be. Please tell why
Do you mean most fun to play, hardest to play, easiest to play ……
RE: Bidding Systems
LL surely affects the average bid (vs ADS). In ADS (@DAAK) the bids are more spread (20-24), while the distribution of the bids in AAMC is a bit less. More players there will bid 23 ipcs. There are a few players who will bid 24(+), but that is (still) the exception.
RE: Neutral Violations
I do use quite a few neutrals in my games. Spa, Tur, Afg, Mon quite often.
Occasionally if US wants to take back Bra w/o distracting fleet.
Used by Japs to take Bra (in case fleet gets threatened).
Same as Peru
In the very rare case the US dont have a place to put the aa for Rocket attack on Ger.
Good for allies. Germans must always be ready for Spain invasion. Can be used by allies to keep Germans honest, i.e. prevent EEu-Ukr-Cau walk.
Rarely used by axis to store aa gun (when retreating from/trading Western Europe).
Can give the allies a headache in opening rounds. If allies set up for US2 Fin attack, those US forces will lose more than they want to, or Rus needs to reinforce Fin -> less pressure on EEu or less defence in Len).
Rio de Oro
Occasionally used by allies to attack/trade SA in case of strong Jap fleet presence.
Havent used it.
Usefull for both axis as allies. The allies can use Turkey to trade/send troops to Syr w/o being threatened by Jap fleet. The axis (mostly in a trn bid game) can drop units in Tur from where a lot of countries can be targeted and a lot of opcs can be generated.
Rarely used by axis as retreat option (allies pressure from Egy + Cau on Syr).
Ocasionally used by allies for trading Ind w/o being threatened by Jap fleet.
Usefull for both axis as allies, but mostly used by axis (if allies start using Mon, its often an uphill game for axis). Good way in early game to pressure Rus units/stacks (f.i. arm stack in Man or Mon can reach a lot of territories).