I have played in an Axis and Allies online club for over 10 years now. Recently a debate has arose over the proper use of transports at it relates to the 3rd edition rules.
3rd edition rules as we know were developed for the Hasbro Axis and Allies cd-rom game and the game manual included with it is very unclear. It appears to be a cut-n-paste of the 2nd edition rules with a few minor adjustments/improvements.
My questions are:New Features in the Axis & Allies Third Edition Rules
● Submerging submarines. Defending submarines can submerge or retreat from combat.
A submerged sub stays in the same sea zone until after combat when it re-surfaces.
● Planes can retreat from an amphibious assault. Fighters and Bombers can now retreat
from an amphibious assault if the battle is going poorly for the attacker.
● Multiple AA guns in one territory. You can now place multiple AA guns within one
territory. However, only one of these AA guns can fire in a turn.
● New naval units can be placed in an enemy-occupied sea zone. You can now place
any of your naval units in a sea-zone that is occupied by enemy-forces. If you do this, combat will occur on your enemy’s turn – unless the enemy moves its units out of the sea zone before the enemy’s combat phase. Note: You still have to place naval units in sea-zones adjacent to one of your Industrial Complexes.
● Western Canada no longer borders on the Atlantic Ocean. This keeps players from being able to move units from the Atlantic ocean directly into Western Canada.
1.) Can you split drops with transports during COMBAT phase?
Splitting a transport drop to capture two territories (i.e. split drop between South Africa and Madagascar if both are empty)
The practice of dropping 1 infantry to naval bombard a territory during combat phase, then offloading the second infantry into friendly zone on non-combat.
2.) Can a transport, that survives, used as "fodder" during COMBAT phase be used during NON-COMBAT phase to pick up land units and offload them per the "bridge" rule?
Round 1 Germany attacks the North Sea with 2 subs, 1 transport, 5 fighters, 1 bomber. After the combat phase the German transport survives. Can it pick up two infantry from Finland and offload them into Western Europe per the "bridge" rule?
I know others have commented on this to include Kriegs (thanks btw), and I welcome them, but I wonder if you might be willing to comment on this.