UK Development

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UK Development

Post by Captain Crunch » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:10 pm

Does UK development with the economy of one affect both or do both role for development separately?
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Re: UK Development

Post by 13thGuardsRifleDiv » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:19 pm

UK has two 'economies' (ie London and Calcutta) with each its own money. However, UK is still one power. THerefore, all research breakthroughs are enjoyed by both.

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Re: UK Development

Post by Krieghund » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:14 pm

... and can be paid for by either or both. Either or both economies pay the IPCs, divided in any way the UK player likes, then the dice are rolled.
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Re: UK Development

Post by Captain Crunch » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:48 am

Krieghund wrote:... and can be paid for by either or both. Either or both economies pay the IPCs, divided in any way the UK player likes, then the dice are rolled.
Sweet, didn't know that either. Glad your here Krieghund to answer these questions.
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Re: UK Development

Post by Krieghund » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:48 am

The important thing to remember is that the UK economies act separately only in economic functions: the Purchase & Repair Units, Mobilize New Units, and Collect Income phases and in the control of territories. In all other functions and phases, they are completely integrated and act together as one power.
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Re: UK Development

Post by Eagle » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:03 am

Krieghund wrote:The important thing to remember is that the UK economies act separately only in economic functions: the Purchase & Repair Units, Mobilize New Units, and Collect Income phases and in the control of territories. In all other functions and phases, they are completely integrated and act together as one power.
I think this was a bad idea. It is better to have just one UK economy and player. It should be the UK players privilege and decision to spend all his money in London or Calcutta or any other place as he wish. If Larry split UK because of the captured capital rules, it would be a better idea gamewise to skip the old obsolete capital rule and let players keep and spend their money as long as they own a major IC in a home territory.

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Re: UK Development

Post by WILD BILL » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:41 am

Eagle wrote: I think this was a bad idea. It is better to have just one UK economy and player. It should be the UK players privilege and decision to spend all his money in London or Calcutta or any other place as he wish. If Larry split UK because of the captured capital rules, it would be a better idea gamewise to skip the old obsolete capital rule and let players keep and spend their money as long as they own a major IC in a home territory.
I don't think the UK econ was split because of capture capital rules. If UK had its entire economy to spend in London the first few rounds Sea lion wouldn't be possible anyway. I think it was more so that UK couldn't use its entire income to rebuild its navy quicker and kill Germany. It would play into a KGF/KIF strat if UK was able to completely abandon India and the Pac side of the board (especially if Japan is waiting for J3 to attack). As it is now UK gets beat up and is forced to play mostly def until the US gets involved (except maybe in the Med). If UK was able to rebound quicker (more income) then while Germany is trying to finish off Russia, they would be in jeopardy of loosing Berlin IMO.

I was wondering though, would it be possible to have India/Anz as one econ (could spend $ anywhere on the Pac board). Keep the units separate (use all Anz in the Pac). Keep them as separate tuns back to back, but maybe allow the them to flip flop in the turn order as they see fit. It would be beneficial in the Pacific (big time new super power), but in the Med if the the Indian fleet and air units come over they couldn't attack with the UK anymore. They could coordinate as a 1-2 punch, but not attack at the same time (would be good for Italy). It was just a thought, and might be fun to test. Maybe beefing up Japan a bit, and making India a minor IC (at least until at war w/Jap) would help. Could also try placing a minor on both India, and W India (idea I heard floating around) so they wouldn't be able to concentrate to much at one place (would also give Japan another target). Could also cut some of the NO's for Anz/India (giving them just 1-2 NO's combined). Could also have the US come in at the beginning of round #4 (instead of end of round #3), if they are not brought in yet. This would stop the US $ grab end of US3 when not provoked.

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Re: UK Development

Post by Eagle » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:44 pm

Great idea, Wild Bill, I love it

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