73.1 BRITISH POSSESSION
73.2 DEFENSIVE VALUE
73.3 NAVAL ACTIVITIES
73.5 OIL SUPPLY
73.6 DISPLACEMENT OF NAVAL UNITS
73.7 SUBMARINE WARFARE
73.1 BRITISH POSSESSION:
73.11 BRITISH POSSESSION WITH NO BRP VALUE: Gibraltar is a British possession with no BRP value.
73.2 DEFENSIVE VALUE:
73.21 DEFENSIVE VALUE: Gibraltar contains a fortress, mountain and beach. Allied units in Gibraltar therefore have a +5 DM when defending against land attack and a +6 DM when defending against seaborne invasion, unless the defensive value of the Gibraltar fortress has been reduced by siege.
73.3 NAVAL ACTIVITIES:
73.31 INVASIONS AND SHORE BOMBARDMENT: Subject to the normal restrictions on seaborne invasions, Gibraltar, as a two-front port, may be invaded by naval units based on the Mediterranean front, the western front or both. Shore bombardment for an invasion of Gibraltar may be provided by naval units based on the Mediterranean front, the western front, or both, regardless of the originating front of the invasion itself. The cost of invasions and shore bombardment of Gibraltar is paid on the Mediterranean front.
73.32 SEA TRANSPORT: The cost of sea transport to Gibraltar is paid on the Mediterranean front.
73.33 INTERCEPTION: A naval activity to or from Gibraltar may only be intercepted on the front in which the activity occurs (21.1324).
73.41 REDEPLOYMENTS INTO AND OUT OF GIBRALTAR: The side which controls Gibraltar may NR units into and out of Gibraltar regardless of the presence of enemy units on any adjacent hex (28.26D). The converse is not true; units may not redeploy into or out of Z8, the land hex adjacent to Gibraltar, if Gibraltar is in enemy hands (28.25).
73.42 NRs THROUGH THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: NRs past Gibraltar between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean are prohibited if Gibraltar is not under friendly control. (EXCEPTION: If Gibraltar is under enemy control, Germany may NR one submarine factor between the western front or the Atlantic SW box and the Mediterranean each turn. Similarly, the Western Allies may NR one submarine factor each turn between the western front and a Mediterranean port if the Axis control Gibraltar. - 25.15).
73.5 OIL SUPPLY:
73.51 OIL: Gibraltar may draw oil supply from the western front, the Mediterranean front, or both.
73.6 DISPLACEMENT OF NAVAL UNITS:
73.61 CHOICE OF FRONTS: Naval units displaced from Gibraltar are displaced to either the western or Mediterranean front, as the owner chooses.
73.7 SUBMARINE WARFARE:
73.71 EFFECT ON SUBMARINE WARFARE: Axis control and full supply of Gibraltar gives the Axis a favorable +/-1 modifier for submarine warfare SW combat dice rolls (25.723).