35.2 BRP CALCULATIONS - OVERVIEW

35.3 BRP BASE GROWTH IN THE YSS

35.4 BRP BASE CHANGES DURING THE YEAR

35.5 CALCULATION OF BRP TOTALS

35.6 BRP GAINS AND LOSSES

35.7 PRORATING AND TIMING

35.8 SCORCHED EARTH

35.9 U.S. ECONOMY

- Germany: 50%

- Britain: 40%

- France: 30%

- Italy: 20%

and by subtracting the BRP value of:

EXAMPLE: Britain has a 15 BRP deficit in at the end of 1940. Britain’s BRP base is reduced by 3 BRPs (-15 BRPs times the 20% British growth rate for the 1941 YSS) and the remaining 12 BRPs are deducted from the British BRP total for 1941. Britain begins 1941 with a BRP base of 117 BRPs (40 BRPs of which are derived from the Commonwealth) and 50 BRPs from its colonies, minus the 12 BRPs deducted from 1940, for a total of 155 BRPs.

By Winter 1941 the Axis have invaded Britain and captured London, Birmingham and Manchester. Axis bombing, British transport shortages, territorial losses and expenditures have resulted in Britain having a deficit of -50 BRPs by the start of the Allied Winter 1941 player turn.

In its Winter 1941 player turn Britain may spend no more than 6 BRPs on offensive operations, because its non-Commonwealth BRP base (77 BRPs), adjusted for the loss of the British key economic areas (-60 BRPs) is 17 BRPs. A deficit of -56 BRPs will result in a reduction of Britain’s non-Commonwealth BRP base of -17 BRPs (-56 BRPs times the 30% British growth rate for the 1942 YSS = -16.6, rounded in favor of BRP base reduction to -17 BRPs). Spending even one additional BRP on offensive operations would exceed the British limit on deficit spending (-57 BRPs times 30% = -17.1 BRPs, rounded in favor of BRP base reduction to -18 BRPs). See 39.22A for deficit spending limits.

Britain spends 3 BRPs on offensive operations, increasing its deficit to -53 BRPs. Britain then loses another -5 BRPs because it has failed to recapture 20 BRPs of colonies captured by Japan. Britain’s deficit increases to -58 BRPs. The U.S. then grants Britain 20 BRPs, reducing Britain’s deficit to -38 BRPs. Britain may then spend up to 18 BRPs on unit construction, as the maximum allowable British BRP deficit is -56 BRPs (more effective Axis strategic warfare might have caused a BRP deficit greater than -56 BRPs, but Britain may not itself cause its BRP deficit to exceed -56 BRPs).

EXAMPLE: Russia conquers the Baltic States in 1940. Germany attacks Russia in Summer 1941, but does not gain control of the Baltic States. Russia may implement a scorched earth policy for the Baltic States during its Summer 1941 player turn, at a cost of 11 BRPs (75% of 15, the prorated value of the Baltic States). If Germany captures the Baltic States in Fall 1941, Russia would not incur any additional BRP losses for failing to recapture the Baltic States and Germany would not receive any BRPs for the conquest of the Baltic States until the 1942 YSS.