60. RUSSIAN SURRENDER
60.1 RUSSIAN RESISTANCE LEVEL
60.2 BRP EFFECTS
60.3 FORCE POOL EFFECTS
60.4 NO U.S. ELECTION

60.1 RUSSIAN RESISTANCE LEVEL:
60.11 RUSSIAN RESISTANCE TABLE: The Russian resistance level is determined at the end of each Allied player turn. If the Russian resistance level is zero or less, Russia incurs BRP (60.2) and force level (60.3) effects. The Russian resistance level has no effect on play unless it is zero or less.

Russian Resistance Table - 60.11

+/-#

Russian DP level as calculated at the end of the current Allied player turn. The Russian DP level may be negative.

-#

For each atomic attack against Russia (-3 for the first attack; an additional -2 for the second attack; an additional -1 for each subsequent attack).

-1

For each Russian city firestormed (cumulative).

-1

For each oil effect currently applicable to Russia.

-1

If Axis forces control at least one hex in Britain (Scapa Flow is included, Ulster is not).

-1

For every ten unbuilt Russian ground/army air factors.

-1

For each IC controlled by Russia below 7
(6 ICs: -1; 5 ICs: -2; 4 ICs: -3; and so on).

+1

For each IC controlled by Russia above 7
(8 ICs: +1; 9 ICs: +2; 10 ICs: +3; and so on).

+1

For each Western Allied major power at war with Germany.

+1

If the Western Allies control at least two hexes in European France.

Explanation: Check at the end of each Allied player turn. If the net result is zero or less, Russia incurs adverse BRP effects; if the net result is negative, Russia also incurs adverse unit effects.


A cursory examination of the Russian Resistance Table surrender rules will confirm that Russia's resistance level will not be zero or less until it has suffered substantial territorial, economic and military losses. This means players only have to calculate the Russian resistance level if Russia is in trouble.

60.12 RUSSIA CONTINUES FIGHTING: If the Russian resistance level is zero or less, Russia is considered to be in a state of surrender for victory condition purposes (62.91), but no matter how low the Russian resistance level drops, Russia never surrenders as such and continues to fight, although its ability to do so may be fatally impaired by BRP and units losses.

60.2 BRP EFFECTS:
60.21 RUSSIAN OPTIONS: If the Russian resistance level is zero or less at the end of an Allied player turn, Russia incurs one of the following two BRP effects, at the Russian player's option:
A. IC VALUES FROZEN: Russia does not increase the value of its ICs in the following turn (37.13F); or
B. IC SURRENDERED: Russia surrenders an isolated IC to Germany. Russia immediately removes any Russian units in the isolated IC and returns them to the Russian force pool as unbuilt units. The IC itself remains under Russian control until the Axis gain control of the hex containing the IC. ICs which are fully supplied from the eastern edge of the mapboard may not be surrendered.
60.22 SUBSEQUENT TURNS: The BRP effects described above are implemented for every turn the Russian resistance level is zero or less.

60.3 FORCE POOL EFFECTS:
60.31 20 BRPs of UNITS REMOVED FROM PLAY: If the Russian resistance level less than zero at the end of an Allied player turn, Russia permanently removes 20 BRPs of units from play for each negative Russian resistance level (Russian resistance -1: 20 BRPs of units; Russian resistance -2: 40 BRPs of units; Russian resistance -3: 60 BRPs of units; and so on), as follows. Russia does not remove units if the Russian resistance level is zero or higher.
A. UNITS REMOVED: For each negative Russian resistance level, Russia must remove the following units:
B. SOURCES OF REMOVED UNITS: The removed units are taken from the following sources, in the indicated order:
60.32 SUBSEQUENT TURNS:
A. REMOVAL OF ADDITIONAL UNITS: Once a negative Russian resistance level has triggered the removal of Russian units, Russia does not remove additional units in subsequent turns unless the Russian resistance level decreases.

EXAMPLE: At the end of the Fall 1942 Allied player turn, the Russian resistance level is -3. Russia removes 60 BRPs of units. At the end of the Winter 1942 Allied player turn, the Russian resistance level is -2. Russia does not remove an additional 40 BRPs of units. Russia would only remove additional units in Winter 1942 if the Russian resistance level dropped to -4 or less.

B. REMOVED UNITS NOT COUNTED WHEN CALCULATING THE RUSSIAN RESISTANCE LEVEL: Russian units removed from play are not considered to be unbuilt when calculating the Russian resistance level in subsequent turns.

60.4 NO U.S. ELECTION:
60.41 A Russian surrender does not trigger a U.S. election. The U.S. may enter or continue the war in Europe without restriction unless Britain is also in a state of surrender and Japan has not surrendered (62.91).