Military Research Projects


Combat Training
(European Axis, Western Allies, Russia, Japan)

Restriction:
The Western Allies may not roll for CTL research until the year after American ground forces first engage in attrition or offensive operations against opposing ground forces in the European theater, as either the attacker or defender, or 1943, whichever is earlier. This does not prohibit the Western Allies from allocating RPs to combat training research in earlier.

Modifiers:
-#For the CTL of the senior partner in the rolling alliance faction (-1 for a CTL of 1; -2 for a CTL of 2; and so on).
+1For each year: 1941: +1; 1942: +2; 1943: +3; 1944: +4; and so on (applicable only to the first Western Allied CTL research roll).
+1If Russia fought a border war with Finland (applicable only to the first Russian CTL research roll made after the outbreak of the border war).

Results:
1-2No effect.
3[+1]
4[+2]
5[+3]
6[+4]
7[+5]
8[+6]
9[+7]
10+Increase CTLs one level.




Rockets
(Germany, U.S., Russia, Japan)
Rockets is a high technology project. Only one RP may be allocated in the first year in which research is done, two RPs in the next year in which research is done, and so on.

Restriction:
The European Axis may not allocate RPs to rockets until 1943. The Western Allies, Russia and Japan may not allocate RPs to rockets until the 1944 YSS.

Results:
1-3*Project cancelled.
4-5No effect
6-7[+1]
8[+2]
9Prototype flying bombs developed with a range of 3 hexes (2 hexes in the Pacific); prototype rockets developed with a range of 4 hexes (3 hexes in the Pacific). One rocket base may be used to launch flying bombs; one rocket base may be used to launch rockets. [+3]
10Flying bomb and rocket production increased. Two rocket bases may be used to launch flying bombs; two rocket bases may be used to launch rockets. [+4]
11Flying bomb and rocket mass production. Three rocket bases may be used to launch flying bombs; three rocket bases may be used to launch rockets. [+5]
12+*Rocket range and payload capacity also improved; rocket attacks may be made at a range of 6 hexes (4 hexes in the Pacific). Rockets may be used to carry atomic weapons, with a maximum range of 3 hexes (2 hexes in the Pacific).

Explanation:
A “9” result gives a force pool of two rocket bases, a “10” result gives a force pool of four rocket bases and an “11” or greater result gives a force pool of six rocket bases. One rocket base may be placed each turn. In addition, one existing rocket base may be recycled each turn.


Military Production Projects


42.24 MILITARY:
A. INFANTRY, ARMOR, AND FLAK FORCE POOL INCREASES: 2, 3, 4, 5... Each result allows the alliance faction to add five BRPs of infantry, armor and flak units, in any combination, to the force pool of one or more major powers in that alliance faction. See 42.332 and 42.333 for restrictions. Remnants may be retained for future use (42.336).
B. SPECIALIZED UNIT FORCE POOL INCREASES: 2, 3, 4, 5... Each result allows the alliance faction to add one factor of airborne, Chindits, marines or commandos to the force pool of an eligible major power in that alliance faction, up to the maximum allowed for each major power.
C. FORTIFICATIONS: 1 and five BRPs for each fortification, for a maximum of four fortifications per year, at the rate of one fortification per turn (EXCEPTION: Japanese fortifications do not require an RP expenditure). Instead of a fortification, two beach defenses may be constructed (32.53) or an island group may be fortified (32.61); this decision is made when the RP is triggered. Germany, Japan, Russia, Britain, and the U.S. only.
D. RAILHEADS: 2 and five BRPs for each railhead, for a maximum of four railheads per year, at the rate of one railhead per turn. Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Britain, and the U.S. only.
E. ROCKET BASES: Research results for rockets allow rocket bases to be placed, at no additional RP cost, as set out in 26.61. A "9" research result for rockets allows two rocket bases to be placed; a "10" result, four rocket bases; an "11" or "12+" result, six rocket bases. Germany, Japan, Russia and the U.S. only.
F. SYNTHETIC OIL PLANTS: 5 for each oil plant, to a maximum of two plants per year, at the rate of one plant per turn. Synthetic oil plants are produced at the start of the owning player’s turn and thus may be used as an oil source in the turn they are produced. Germany only.
G. INDUSTRIAL CENTERS (ICs): 5 for each IC, to a maximum of two ICs per year, at the rate of one IC per turn. Russia only.
H. WINTER PREPARATION: 3, once per year, up to a maximum winter preparation level of six. In addition, the European Axis and Japan may achieve automatic winter preparation results (34.442). Such automatic results do not count against the production limit of one winter preparation result per year. Winter preparation results apply to all members of the alliance faction which achieves the result. Germany, Japan and the Western Allies only.
I. SHOCK ARMIES: 2, 3, with two results permitted each year, to a maximum of six results. Each shock army result allows the Russian player to designate one 3-3 infantry unit as a shock army each turn. Shock armies may overstack at the end of the movement phase and may attack in excess of the normal limit of two ground units from a hex. Shock armies may be taken as combat losses in the same manner as other ground units, but otherwise are eliminated once ground combat is resolved, prior to advancing after combat, regardless of the outcome. Shock armies may not be used for overruns, seaborne invasions, exploitation attacks or attritions. Russia only.

42.332 INFANTRY:
A. AXIS: No more than three Italian infantry factors may be added per year from production.
B. WESTERN ALLIES:

42.333 ARMOR:
A. GERMANY: Germany may produce 5-6 armor units in the year after the outbreak of war between Germany and Russia.
B. ITALY: Italy may mobilize or produce 2-5 armor units.
C. JAPAN: Japan may mobilize or produce 3-3 armor units.
D. BRITAIN: Britain may mobilize or produce 2-5 and 4-5 armor units.
E. FRANCE: France may not mobilize or produce armor units. If France has been conquered, Britain may produce one Free French 3-5 armor unit if Paris is under Allied control.
F. U.S.: The U.S. may mobilize or produce 5-6 armor units.
G. RUSSIA: Russia may mobilize or produce 4-5 and 5-6 armor units.