Campaign Games

National Capabilities
Axis
Germany
Italy
Japan (including Thailand)
Allies
Britain (including Canada, South Africa, Australia, India, Dutch East Indies)
France
United States (including Philippines)
Nationalist China
Communist China
Russia
Victory Conditions

Global War: The Global War campaign game recreates all of World War II. Whether played as a two-sided or a multi-player game, a Global War game is best played with four or five players, one playing each of the European Axis, Japan, Russia and the Western Allies (who can easily be split between two players). In a two-sided game, the Russian player should play the Chinese as well, although in a multi-player game this could ultimately create a conflict of interest. Thus, in a multi-player game the Nationalist Chinese should be controlled by the Western Allied player in the Pacific, and the Communist Chinese should be controlled by the Russian player.

European Scenario: The European theater campaign game recreates the European part of World War II. The European theater is played as a two-sided game, although it may easily be played with more than two players.

Pacific Scenario: The Pacific theater campaign game recreates the Asian-Pacific part of World War II. The Pacific theater scenario is a two-sided game, although it may be played by more than two players.

All rules apply to the Global War campaign game and both the European and Pacific scenarios unless otherwise indicated.

European Scenario: Rules which apply only to the European scenario are set apart in a single lined box.

Pacific Scenario: Rules which apply only to the Pacific scenario are set apart in a double lined box.

European and Pacific Scenarios: Rules which apply to both the European and Pacific scenarios are set apart in a thick double lined box.

Research and Production: The research and production rules are used in all campaign games.

Pacific scenario:

Japan conducts research and production normally, beginning in Fall 1939.

The Western Allies conduct research and production beginning in Fall 1939, but available research points and some allocations are constrained by the demands of the European Theater. The Pacific Campaign Game Western Allied Research sheets provide the research points available each year and list the required "European" allocations. The remaining research points may be assigned as players choose, in accord with the normal research rules, including the placing of additional points in mandatory projects. Required allocations count towards project and category maxima.

Russia does not conduct research or production. Russia's combat training level increases to two in Summer 1942, and its Air Nationality DRM increases to two in Spring 1943. One shock tactics result may be used each turn beginning in Spring 1943. Heavy armor is available.

One harbor attack is considered to take place in Europe in the Allied Winter 1940 player turn, and modifies any subsequent harbor attacks in the Pacific.

Force Pools: Ground and air force pools are listed on the force pool chart for each major power. Each force pool chart lists the starting forces, initial allowable builds, fixed force pool additions, and the maximum number of additional ground units which may be added by mobilization and production.

Mobilization: Italy, Japan, Britain, Russia and the U.S. mobilize additional forces and increase their BRP base as indicated below. See also the scenario sheets for each major power and the Mobilization Record Sheet.

Duration: The Global War game begins in Fall 1939 and ends at the end of the Axis Winter 1946 player turn or when:

A. France, Britain and Russia have surrendered and are not at war with Germany, and the United States signs a peace treaty with Germany as a result of an adverse U.S. election result. The Axis then win a decisive victory, even if Japan has already been conquered.

A. The Axis wins a decisive victory, because:

B. The European Axis and Japan surrender. The victory level will depend on when these surrenders occur.

European Scenario:

The European scenario ends when both Germany and Italy surrender.

Pacific Scenario:

The Pacific scenario ends when Japan surrenders.

Initial Situation (Europe): Germany is at war with Britain, France and Poland. Italy is neutral. Russia and the U.S. are neutral, and RGT and USAT levels are zero.

European Scenario:

USAT: The USAT level is tracked normally, with all results being implemented when indicated. Japan is considered to go to war with the U.S. in Winter 1941. This triggers a +1 status modifier for USAT in Spring 1942 and each turn thereafter.

Initial Situation (Pacific): Japan is at war with China. The U.S., Britain and Russia are neutral, and the USJT level is zero.

Pacific scenario:

USJT: The USJT level is tracked normally, with all results being implemented when indicated. The USJT level increases by two during the Axis Summer 1940 combat phase due to the Axis capture of Paris. Japan may enter French Indochina in Fall 1940 or any subsequent turn. Germany is considered to go to war with the U.S. in Winter 1941. This triggers a +1 status modifier for USJT in Spring 1942 and each turn thereafter.

Order of Deployment: Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Britain, Russia, U.S., Japan, China.

Order of Movement: During each game turn, Germany, Italy and Japan move first, moving together. The Allies, including neutral Russia, the U.S. and China, move second. The order of movement does not change in the course of the game.

Allied Unpreparedness and Pearl Harbor: The rules governing Allied unpreparedness on the first turn of a Japanese attack apply if Japan declares war on Britain or the U.S. See rule 51.

Additional Setup Information: Additional information relating to the initial setup of this scenario is found in the following rules: supply status (7.25); mapboard box restrictions (7.31); replacements (10.25); partisan placement (11.36); airbase placement (18.141); initial transport placement (20.631); initial fortifications (32.41); initial oil reserves (33.422); no YSS (35.12); RPs (41.21, 41.22, 42.16); initial codebreaking cards (48.23); DPs (49.13); initial cooperation restrictions (53); Poland (64.34); Baltic States (65.22); minor country setup (82.51, 82.92); minor countries begin with a "3-4" diplomatic result (Diplomatic Tables Introduction).

National Capabilities

The Global War campaign game BRP levels, growth rates, mobilizations, unit construction limits, basic airbases, replacements and RP and DP allocations are set out on force record sheets, together with each major power's ground, air and naval forces and space to record force pool additions from mobilization and production

The Global War scenario cards, which contain the Naval Construction Charts and space for allowable builds, isolated units and minor country units, should be used to keep track of units which are currently in play.

Germany

Control: Germany, including East Prussia.

Research: The European Axis begins with a [+2] modifier for torpedo research. See 41.31D and the research record sheets for date restrictions on RP allocations.

Mobilization: None.

Fall 1939 Restrictions: German offensive operations (EXCEPTION: raiding - 21.5331) and attritions on the western and Mediterranean fronts are prohibited in Fall 1939 (9.91).

Initial Capabilities: Germany begins with two synthetic oil plants (33.233), up to three pocket battleships raiding at sea (21.5334) and a free one-ship harbor attack (21.442). Germany begins the game with a 10 BRP economic interest in Russia (69.11).

Italy

Control: Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Albania, Libya, Rhodes, Ethiopia.

Deployment Limits: Three 1-3 infantry units must begin the game in Ethiopia and remain there until the outbreak of war between Italy and Britain. Italy may reinforce its Ethiopian garrison by NRing one infantry unit each turn to Ethiopia prior to the outbreak of war between Italy and Britain (88.42).

Mobilization: In Fall 1939, Italy adds 10 BRPs to its BRP base and level and adds 8 BRPs of units to its force pool (36.11B).

Japan

Control: Japan, Manchuria (Manchukuo), Korea, Taiwan (Formosa), China east of the Chinese start line, Hainan, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Marcus, west Caroline Islands, east Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Kuriles, Karafuto.

Manchurian Garrison: Two 2-3 and two 1-3 armor units; three 3-2, three 2-2 and three 1-2 infantry units; and five AAF must begin the game in Manchuria (81.3).

Pacific scenario:

Manchurian Garrison: In Summer 1941 or the turn in which war is declared between Britain and Japan (whichever comes first), Japan may remove 15 BRPs of units from Manchuria, leaving a Manchurian garrison of 30 BRPs of units. Japan must maintain a 30 BRP garrison until war is declared between Russia and Japan.

Japanese Attack on Russia: Japan may not declare war on Russia before Fall 1941.

Bridgeheads: Japan begins with bridgeheads (placed by seaborne invasions prior to Fall 1939) in Canton and Foochow.

Research: Japan begins with one torpedo result (yielding a +1 modifier), a [+0] torpedoes modifier and a [+5] air range modifier. Japanese RPs may not be assigned to submarine and port production until the 1942 YSS and may not be assigned to ASW research and ASW and transport production until the 1943 YSS.

Mobilization: Japan adds 10 BRPs to its BRP base and level and adds 20 BRPs of units to its force pool for each mobilization. The first Japanese mobilization automatically occurs in Fall 1939. Three additional Japanese mobilizations are allowed, at the rate of no more than one per turn, when the Japanese player wishes, but no later than when the USJT level reaches 10, 20 and 30 (36.11C).

Japanese NAS: All Japanese NAS constructed prior to the outbreak of war between Japan and the Western Allies are elite (17.352).

Thailand

Thailand associates with Japan when Japan declares war on Britain, provided Japan has occupied all of French Indochina on a previous turn. If Japan delays the occupation of French Indochina until after it declares war on Britain, Thailand associates with Japan in the turn following the Japanese occupation of French Indochina. If Japan does not declare war on Britain or does not occupy all of French Indochina, Thailand remains neutral unless attacked. See 89.51.

Britain

Control (Europe): Britain, including Ulster, Iraq, Kuwait, Palestine, Transjordan, Egypt, Malta, Gibraltar, Cyprus, the Canadian portion of the U.S. box, the South Africa box.

Control (Asia): India, Ceylon, Burma, Malaya, Sarawak, Singapore, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Gilbert Islands, Ellice Islands, New Hebrides, Fiji, Australia, Samoa, Christmas, Andaman, Tonga, and the eastern half of New Guinea, the Canadian portion of the Pacific U.S. box, the Australia box, the Indian box.

Research: The Western Allies begin with a [+1] ASW modifier, a [+3] air range modifier, a [+5] radar modifier and a "9+" result for strategic bombers. See 41.31D and the research record sheets for date restrictions on RP allocations.

Mobilization: In Fall 1939, Britain adds 10 BRPs to its BRP base and level and adds 16 BRPs of units to its force pool (36.11E).

Restrictions on opening setup: Western Allied transports deploy as set out in 20.631. The British strategic bomber factor must begin the game in the Atlantic SW box (7.31). British units may not begin the game in South Africa.

Starting Transport Levels: The Western Allies begin with 40 transports, as follows: Atlantic: 15; Indian Ocean: 5; Pacific Ocean: 10; at large: 5, to be initially allocated to the Atlantic or Indian Oceans as desired; unbuilt: 5. The optimal levels necessary to avoid BRP losses are Atlantic and Indian Ocean combined: 30; Pacific Ocean: 10.

European scenario:

The Western Allies begin with 30 transports, as follows: Atlantic: 15; Indian Ocean: 5; at large: 5, to be initially allocated to the Atlantic or Indian Oceans as desired; unbuilt 5.

Pacific scenario:

The Western Allies begin with 15 transports, as follows: Indian Ocean: 5; Pacific Ocean: 10.

Initial British Forces in the Pacific Theater: Britain begins the game with one 2-3 armor unit, three 1-2 infantry units, two replacements, two AAF, a CA2 and a DD1 in the Pacific theater. These forces must remain in the Pacific theater until the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan. These units may not be voluntarily eliminated and, if lost in combat with Indian partisans, must be rebuilt and sent back to Asia, at no USAT cost.

Pacific Deployment Restrictions: Until the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan:

Transfer of Additional Forces to the Pacific Theater: Each turn before the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan, Britain may transfer a maximum of four increments of units (each ground factor, three air squadrons or five naval factors counts as one increment) to the Pacific theater, with the following USAT effects:

Pacific scenario:

The transfer of additional British forces (other than those specifically listed in a scenario rule) to the Pacific theater is prohibited in the Pacific scenario. British units may not be produced until Britain is at war with Japan.

Additional British forces may not begin the game in Asia.

Pacific scenario:

Attacks at Low Odds: British and Indian units may not participate in ground combat at less than 1:1 odds until 1944.

European scenario:

Pacific BRPs:Britain receives 40 BRPs for its Asian colonies in the 1940 and 1941 YSS. In Winter 1941, Britain deducts 7 BRPs for the loss of Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore and Burma; and the British resistance level is reduced by one for the loss of Singapore. Britain receives 10 BRPs for Dacca and Calcutta in the 1942 and each subsequent YSS.

Pacific Unit Construction:Starting in Spring 1941, Britain must spend three BRPs per turn to bring the Australian force pool up to full strength before Japan attacks and then to replace Australian and Indian units lost in combat in the Pacific theater. These construction costs are mandatory and count against the British construction limit. All Australian and Indian units in the Pacific theater are considered to be built when determining the British resistance level.

Indian Ocean Transports: Three Indian Ocean transports are inverted at the start of each Allied player turn to reflect the use of Indian Ocean transports to ship oil and units to India. The Western Allies must maintain at least five transports in the Indian Ocean; if Axis air or naval attacks reduce the number of Indian Ocean transports below five, the Western Allies must replace the missing Indian Ocean transports before building Atlantic transports. This requirement does not prevent the Western Allies from putting more than five transports in the Indian Ocean.

Pacific scenario:

British BRPs: Britain does not track BRP expenditures. Britain may not grant BRPs.

Construction Limit: The British unit construction limit increases throughout the scenario as follows: 1939-1943: 6; 1944: 12; 1945-1946: no limit. British, Indian, and any Australian unit construction not funded with a U.S. grant all count against the British construction limit.

British Unit Construction: British infantry, armor and air units are placed in the India box (inverted) in the turn in which they are constructed and may not leave the India box until the following turn. One Indian Ocean transport is required for every five British factors constructed (round up).

Naval Builds and Repairs: Construction of British naval units is not permitted. Damaged naval units may be repaired in the Australian or American shipyards.

Indian Ocean Transports: Two Indian Ocean transports are inverted at the start of the Allied player turn to reflect the use of Indian Ocean transports in Europe.

Transfers Between Theaters: Certain transfers of ground, air, and naval units between theaters are assumed in the single-theater campaign scenarios. These transfers into or out of a theater supplement the force pool additions shown on the force pool charts.

European scenario:

Naval Withdrawals: Britain must deploy the following ships, which are listed by factor and type, to the Indian Ocean SW box before the end of the indicated turns. These represent the historical transfer of ships to the Pacific theater. If an undamaged British ship of the required type is not available for transfer to the Far East, twice as many factors of undamaged Western Allied naval factors must be transferred instead. Transferred naval units may not return to the European mapboard. Q&A

·          Summer 1941: BB4 (fast), BC3 (both these ships are eliminated at the start of the Axis Winter 1941 player turn)

·          Winter 1941: 2 CVL, 4 NAS, 5 BB3, CA2, DD1

Use Against Raiders: British ships transferred to the Far East may be used to combat Axis raiders in the Indian Ocean (EXCEPTION: The ships transferred in Summer 1941 may be used to combat Axis Indian Ocean raiders only during the Axis Fall 1941 player turn, as they were sunk during the Japanese Winter 1941 player turn).

Replacement of Lost and Damaged Naval Units: Naval units transferred to the Far East which are lost or damaged in combat with Axis Indian Ocean raiders or removed by surrender must be replaced in the next Allied player turn.

Penalties: For each turn the Western Allies fail to transfer the required naval units or their substitutes to the Far East or to replace losses, Japan's surrender is considered to be delayed by one turn, up to a maximum delay of two turns.

Pacific scenario:

Naval Transfers: Historically, Britain transferred naval units between the European and Pacific theaters. British naval units transferred to the Pacific theater are placed in the India box at the end of the Allied player turn. British BB3s that are withdrawn must move or redeploy to the India box in the turn indicated. If insufficient BB3s are available, the Allied player may select other ships of at least an equal value in factors. Damaged ships may be withdrawn, but count only half the usual number of factors; additional ships must be withdrawn to make up the required number of factors.

·          USJT 20: add BB4 (fast), BC3

·          USJT 50: add 2 CVL, 4 NAS, 5 BB3, CA2, DD1

·          Winter 1942: add BB4 (fast)

·          Spring 1943: withdraw 4 BB3

·          Winter 1943: add BB4 (fast), BC3, CA10, DD6

·          Spring 1944: withdraw 1 BB3

·          Winter 1944: add 4 CVL, 8 NAS, 2 BB4 (fast), 2 BB4 (slow), CA2

Air and Ground Unit Transfers: British ground and air units transferred to the Pacific theater are placed in the India box at the end of the Allied player turn indicated. If lost, these units may be rebuilt.

·          Winter 1942: add 1 AAF, one 3-2 infantry

·          Winter 1943: add 1 AAF

·          Winter 1944: add 1 AAF, one 3-2 infantry

·          Winter 1945: add 1 AAF

Canada

Canada is part of the British Commonwealth and has its own units. Canada is worth 10 BRPs. The Canadian BRPs are included in the British base and contribute to the British construction limit.

Canadian Forces: Canada begins the game with one 3-4 infantry unit in the Atlantic U.S. box. This unit may be NRed to Europe in Fall 1939. One 3-4 infantry unit is added, unbuilt, to the Canadian force pool in Fall 1940. One 4-5 armor unit is added, unbuilt, to the Canadian force pool in Spring 1941. No additional Canadian units may be mobilized or produced.

South Africa

South Africa is part of the British Commonwealth and has its own units. These include African units which are considered South African for game purposes only. South Africa is worth 10 BRPs. The South African BRPs are included in the British base and contribute to the British construction limit.

South African Forces: South Africa begins the game with one 3-4 infantry unit and three 1-3 infantry units in the South Africa box. These units may be NRed to Europe in Fall 1939. No additional South African units may be mobilized or produced.

Australia

Australia is part of the British Commonwealth and has its own units. The Australia box is worth 10 BRPs and is counted as part of the British BRP base.

Australian Forces: Australia begins the game with one 2-2 and three 1 2 infantry units, CA4 and DD2. Two AAF, two 2-2 infantry units and one 1 2 infantry unit are added, unbuilt, to the Australian force pool in Fall 1940. Western Allied military production may be used to increase the Australian infantry force pool (42.332B).

Use of Australian Units in Europe: Australian units may be employed in Europe as set out below. Australian units that are eliminated may be rebuilt using British BRPs and NRed to Europe, and are counted when determining British resistance level calculations until they are rebuilt. The NR of Australian units to Europe requires the use of an Indian Ocean transport. Australian units are restricted to the Mediterranean front and Ethiopia.

·         Fall 1939: one Australian 1-3 infantry unit may be NRed to Europe.

·         Fall 1940 or thereafter: one Australian 2-3 infantry unit may be constructed by Britain and NRed to Europe.

European scenario:

·         Fall 1941: both Australian units must return to the Pacific theater; if unable to do so, these units must be voluntarily eliminated and rebuilt at double the normal BRP construction cost (27.13A). If these units are unbuilt, they must be built by Britain.

·         After Fall 1941, no Australian units may be used in Europe.

Pacific scenario:

·         Although two Australian infantry units may be used in Europe, they would deploy back to the Pacific before the Japanese attack (as indicated by rising USJT or the occupation of French Indochina). Thus they are assumed to always be available in the Pacific theater.

Australian Unit Construction: Australian unit construction is limited to nine BRPs per turn, including infantry (at most three BRPs), air (at most three BRPs) and shipbuilding (71.15).

Australian Shipbuilding: Australia begins with one shipbuilding point; this may be increased by production. Australian destroyers and Australian cruisers may be constructed in Australia; any Western Allied naval units may be repaired in Australia. No more than two Australian destroyer factors and two Australian CA2s may be in play at any time. Australian naval units must remain in the Pacific theater.

Geographical Restrictions: Australian units are placed in Australia at the start of the game and are subject to the deployment limits set out in the table below until war breaks out between Britain and Japan. Until the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan, Australian units may not end their turn in jungle/mountain hexes that do not contain a city. Once war breaks out between Britain and Japan, the restriction in 71.14 (no more than one two-factor and one one-factor infantry unit in Europe) continues to apply, but Australian units may deploy and operate without restriction in the Pacific theater.

Australian Deployment Limits

 

Australia

British possessions on the Pacific front

Europe, Burma, Malaya and Singapore

Minimum

4

0

0

Maximum

10

6

3

Deployment limits refer to the number of Australian infantry factors. The two Australian AAF and six Australian fleet factors must remain in Australia until the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan.

India

India is part of the British Commonwealth and has its own units. The India box is worth 10 BRPs and is counted as part of the British BRP base. Calcutta and Dacca are each worth five BRPs and are treated as British colonies.

Indian Forces: India begins the game with four 2-2 and four 1-2 infantry units. Western Allied military production may be used to increase the Indian infantry force pool (42.332B).

Use in Europe Limited: In Fall 1939, one Indian 2-2 and one Indian 1-2 infantry unit may be NRed to Europe using an Indian Ocean transport; the other Indian infantry factors must remain in Asia. Indian units sent to Europe may be replaced if lost, provided no more than one Indian 2-2 and one Indian 1-2 infantry unit are in Europe at the same time. Indian units are restricted to the Mediterranean front and Ethiopia.

European and Pacific scenarios:

In the European and Pacific scenarios, one Indian 2-2 and one Indian 1-2 infantry unit remain in the European theater for the entire game. These units are already present in the European scenario force pool and not present in the Pacific scenario force pool.

Indian Unit Construction: Indian unit construction is limited to three BRPs per turn (72.16).

Geographical Restrictions: Indian units are placed on the Pacific mapboard at the start of the game and are subject to the deployment limits set out in the table below until war breaks out between Britain and Japan. Until the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan, Indian units may not end their turn in jungle/mountain hexes that do not contain a city. Once war breaks out between Britain and Japan, the restriction in 72.14 (no more than one two-factor and one one-factor infantry unit in Europe) continues to apply, but Indian units may deploy and operate without restriction in the Southeast Asian front of the Pacific theater.

Indian Deployment Limits

 

India

Burma, Malaya and Singapore

Europe

Minimum

4

0

0

Maximum

12

5

3

Deployment limits refer to the number of Indian infantry factors. Indian units are restricted to the Southeast Asian front, including the India box.

Ceylon: Ceylon is considered to be part of India for all purposes.

Pacific scenario:

Attacks at Low Odds: British and Indian units may not participate in ground combat at less than 1:1 odds until 1944.

Dutch East Indies

The Dutch East Indies are an independent minor country that associates with Britain in the second Allied player turn following the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan (89.2). The Dutch have the following forces:

 

1-2

AAF

CA

DD

Dutch East Indies

3

1

1

1

Until the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan:

·      The three Dutch 1-2 infantry units must remain in Batavia, Palembang and Balikpapan, respectively.

·      The Dutch AAF and navy must be based in Batavia, Palembang or Balikpapan, and are free to move between these cities.

Western Allied units may not enter the Dutch East Indies until the second Allied player turn following the outbreak of war between Britain and Japan.

France

Control: France, including Corsica, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon-Syria, French Indochina, New Caledonia, Wallis Island, Society Islands.

Deployment Limits: One 1-3 infantry unit must remain in Lebanon-Syria and two 1-3 infantry units must remain in French North Africa or Libya. These units may not enter France. French units are not allowed in the Pacific theater.

Mobilization: None.

United States

Control: Hawaiian Islands, Johnston, Midway, Wake, Guam, Philippines, Alaska, American Samoa and the Atlantic and Pacific U.S. boxes.

Deployment Limits (Europe): Two 3-4 infantry units, six replacements and one strategic bomber factor begin the game in the Atlantic U.S. box and must remain there until war breaks out between the U.S. and Germany.

European scenario:

These units constitute the initial American force pool in a European scenario.

Deployment Limits (Asia): U.S. forces must remain in the following locations until war breaks out between the U.S. and Japan, the USJT level reaches 45 or Japan attacks Britain:

·      Pearl Harbor: One 2-2 infantry unit, one 1-2 infantry unit and one AAF.

·      Philippines: Three 1-2 infantry units and two Filipino 1‑2 infantry units. These one-factor units may not stack together.

·      Midway: One NAS.

·      U.S. box (Pacific): One 1-2 marine unit, six replacements, two AAF and one air transport factor.

·      Pacific Fleet: Nine NAS.

Pacific scenario:

These units constitute the initial American force pool in a Pacific scenario.

Additional units may be deployed to the Pacific as allowed by the USJT level.

The Yorktown (which begins in the Atlantic fleet) and American naval units launched after the start of the game may be assigned to either the Atlantic fleet or the Pacific fleet. Carriers in the Pacific fleet must be assigned to carrier TFs (51.223) until the U.S. is at war with Japan. Transfers between the Atlantic and Pacific fleets are restricted until the U.S. is at war in both theaters (51.2).

European Scenario:

The Yorktown, Wasp, Washington, Indiana, and Massachusetts are considered transferred to the Pacific and are not present in the European scenario.

American submarines: Prior to the outbreak of war, the U.S. may base its submarines in the Pacific U.S. box, Pearl Harbor, Manila or any combination of the three locations.

Research: The Western Allies begin with a [+1] ASW modifier, a [+3] air range modifier, a [+5] radar modifier and a "9+" result for strategic bombers. See 41.31D and the research record sheets for date restrictions on RP allocations.

European scenario:

RP Allotments: The U.S. receives one additional RP in the 1941 YSS, three additional RPs in the 1942 YSS, and five additional RPs in the 1943 and each subsequent YSS, to reflect RPs from the Pacific.

DP Allotments: The U.S. receives one additional DP in the 1942 YSS, two additional DPs in the 1943 YSS, three additional DPs in the 1944 YSS, four additional DPs in the 1945 YSS, and five additional DPs in the 1946 YSS, to reflect the Pacific BRPs not represented in the game.

Production: The U.S. may not produce marines.

Pacific scenario:

American BRPs: The U.S. does not track BRP expenditures. All U.S. shipbuilding is maximally accelerated once the U.S. is at war with Japan.

BRP Grants: While the U.S. is neutral, BRP grants to China are limited to 3 BRPs/turn in addition to any USJT limits. The U.S. may not grant BRPs to China via the Atlantic (40.82C). The U.S. may grant BRPs to Australia and India (via the Pacific only) for unit construction (40.244C,D).

Mobilizations: The U.S. adds 25 BRPs to its BRP base and level and adds 20 BRPs of units to its force pool for each mobilization. The U.S. mobilizes 12 times in each theatre, starting when the USAT and USJT levels reach 10. See 36.11G for details.

European scenario:

In the European scenario, U.S. mobilizations occur as determined by the USAT level. For each mobilization, the U.S. adds 25 BRPs to its BRP base and level and adds 20 BRPs of units to its force pool except as follows:

·          When the U.S. mobilizes at USAT level 10, the U.S. increases its shipbuilding level by one and otherwise adds no units to its force pool, as any ground and air units mobilized are considered to go to the Pacific theater.

·          In Winter 1942, the U.S. mobilizes 15 BRPs of ground and air units. These represent forces that are mobilized from an American mobilization in the Pacific theater.

Pacific scenario:

In the Pacific scenario, U.S. mobilizations occur as determined by the USJT level. For each mobilization, the U.S. adds 20 BRPs of units to its force pool except as follows:

·       In Summer 1940, the U.S. mobilizes 15 BRPs of ground and air units. These represent forces that are mobilized from an American mobilization in the European theater.

·       When the U.S. mobilizes in Winter 1942, the U.S. may only mobilize 5 BRPs of units, as the remaining 15 BRPs of mobilized units are considered to go to the European theater.

European and Pacific scenarios:

The United States used shipbuilding in one theater to build ships that were used in the other the theater:

·       From Fall 1939 to Summer 1940, one Atlantic heavy shipbuilding point is used for Pacific shipbuilding.

·       From Fall 1940 to Summer 1941, two Atlantic heavy shipbuilding points are used for Pacific shipbuilding.

·       From Fall 1941 onwards, three Atlantic heavy shipbuilding points are used for Pacific shipbuilding.

·       From Spring 1941 to Winter 1941, one Pacific light shipbuilding point is used for Atlantic shipbuilding.

·       From Spring 1942 onwards, two Pacific light shipbuilding points are used for Atlantic shipbuilding.

In European scenarios:

·       In turns when Atlantic shipbuilding points are used for Pacific shipbuilding, the U.S. deducts three BRPs for each shipbuilding point so used but may not use the shipbuilding point.

·       In turns when Pacific shipbuilding points are used for Atlantic shipbuilding, the U.S. may use the shipbuilding points at no U.S. BRP cost. Each transport constructed with Pacific shipbuilding points counts three BRPs towards any cash and carry or lend lease limits (27.7322). The Pacific shipbuilding rate cannot be increased.

In Pacific scenarios:

·       In turns when Atlantic shipbuilding points are used for Pacific shipbuilding, the U.S. may use those shipbuilding points. Ships laid down with Atlantic shipbuilding points are placed in the Atlantic shipyard, and Atlantic shipbuilding points must be used to continue construction. The ships are eventually launched into the Atlantic U.S. box, and may redeploy or base change to the Pacific. The Atlantic shipbuilding rate cannot be increased.

·       In turns when Pacific shipbuilding points are used for Atlantic shipbuilding, the U.S. may not use the shipbuilding points in the Pacific. The shipbuilding points count as being used to build one-factor "light" naval units for the European theater, and count against the one-half of the Pacific shipbuilding points that may be used for such ships.

European scenario:

American Carrier Construction and Use: The U.S. may begin the construction of one American fast carrier of any type for each fast carrier laid down by the Axis (one fast carrier for each German or Italian fast carrier placed on the German or Italian Naval Construction Charts - 27.733). Only American fast carriers built in the American Atlantic shipyards may be used in the European theater until after Japan surrenders.

American CVE Construction: The U.S. may build four American CVEs per turn (17.356).

American Naval Air Training: The American naval air training rate at the start of a European scenario is 0. This may be increased by the investment of RPs in production (17.356).

Transfers Between Theaters: Certain transfers of ground, air, and naval units between theaters are assumed in the single-theater campaign scenarios. These transfers into or out of a theater supplement the force pool additions shown on the force pool charts.

European scenario:

Forces available after a Japanese surrender (57.8): Japan is considered to surrender in Spring 1946. Japan's surrender is accelerated by one turn for each atomic bomb used against Japan by the indicated date, as follows: one atomic bomb: Winter 1945; two atomic bombs: Fall 1945; three atomic bombs: Summer 1945; and so on. In each of the three Allied player turns following Japan's surrender, the following units may be redeployed from the Pacific U.S. box to the Atlantic U.S. box, for use in Europe:

·       Ten AAF (for a total of 30 AAF)

·       Two 1-3 marine units (for a total of six 1-3 marine units)

·       Three 3-4 infantry units (for a total of nine 3-4 infantry units

·       Three CVs, including their naval air component, two 4-factor battleships and three destroyer factors (for a total of nine CVs with their naval air component, six 4-factor battleships and nine destroyer factors).

Pacific scenario:

ASW: The U.S. begins with two ASW (one built, one unbuilt) earmarked for Europe as soon as USAT allow them to be deployed to the Atlantic SW box. Normally the ASW will be needed in Europe before the U.S. is at war in the Pacific, but could be temporarily used in the Pacific or Indian Ocean SW boxes if Japan attacks early. If the ASW are transferred to the Pacific, they must be returned to Europe in 1941. ASW are added or withdrawn during the construction (unbuilt ASW) or redeployment (built ASW) phase.

·       USJT 50 (if Sp'41 or earlier): add 2 ASW (one built, one unbuilt)

·       Summer 1941: withdraw 1 ASW if transferred from ETO (built)

·       Fall 1941: withdraw 1 ASW if transferred from ETO (built or unbuilt)

Interceptors: As Germany's air defenses collapse, interceptors are freed up for use in the Pacific. These interceptors are added to the Pacific or Indian Ocean SW boxes during the redeployment phase.

·       Spring 1945: add 5 interceptors

Philippines

The Philippines are an American associated minor country worth 10 BRPs during the first YSS or Allied player turn following the outbreak of war between the U.S and Japan. Filipino forces (two 1-2 infantry units) begin the game in the Philippines (89.4).

China

Nationalist China

Control: China west of the Chinese Start Line, except for Communist China.

Mobilization: None.

Flying Tigers: Nationalist China adds one Flying Tiger AAF to its force pool when the USJT level reaches 20 and adds a second Flying Tiger AAF to its force pool when the USJT level reaches 35.

Communist China

Communist China is a minor country independently at war with Japan. Communist China becomes a Russian minor ally when war breaks out between Russia and Japan (85.6).

Russia

Industrial Centers (ICs): One in each of Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Rostov and Gorki. Each IC is worth 10 BRPs in 1939. The first three ICs added through mobilization must be placed in Kuibyshev, Magnitogorsk and Sverdlovsk, in that order, if possible.

Control: Russia, Mongolia, Tannu Tuva, Northern Sakhalin, Kamchatka, the Urals box.

Deployment Limits: Of the starting Russian European naval forces, at least six naval factors must start in both Leningrad and the Black Sea. Naval units may not begin in the Caspian Sea.

Mobilizations: For each mobilization, Russia adds one IC; in peacetime adding 20 BRPs of units to its force pool in two 10-BRP increments; in wartime adding 20 BRPs of units to its force pool in one turn. Russia mobilizes five times, starting when the RGT level reaches 10. See 36.11D for details.

Siberian Garrison: Two 3-3 armor units; two 3-2, four 2-2 and four 1-2 infantry units; and five AAF begin the game in Siberia (81.4). CA6 and DD3 begin the game in Vladivostok.

European scenario:

Siberian Transfer: Russia begins the game with one 3-5 armor unit, two 3 3 infantry units and one AAF in the Urals box. Russia may SR these units onto the European mapboard during the Russian Fall 1941 redeployment phase. These units are included on the European Russian force pool chart.

Siberian BRP Grants: The U.S. may grant up to 10 BRPs per turn to Russia via Siberia if it first constructs the Alaska highway (40.7). The capacity is reduced to 5 BRPs per turn from Summer 1945, when Russia attacks Japan, until the turn after Japan surrenders (Fall 1945, or later, depending on Western Allied actions - see above under Britain and the United States). Both the cost of building the Alaska highway and the cost of the BRP grants themselves come off the U.S. European BRP total. Transports in the Pacific SW box are assumed to be available as needed.

Pacific scenario:

Russian Attack on Japan: Russia may declare war on Japan in Summer 1945, but not before, regardless of the relative sizes of the Siberian and Manchurian garrisons.

Russian BRPs: Russia does not track BRP expenditures.

Unit Construction: Russia may construct up to six BRPs of ground and/or air units in Siberia each turn.

Siberian Garrison and Reinforcements: One 3-3 armor unit, two 3-2 infantry units, and 1 AAF are sent from the Siberian garrison to Europe in response to the German attack; these units are not included on the Pacific Russian force pool chart. Regardless of when war breaks out between Russia and Japan, Russia's Siberian forces are increased by three BRPs of units each turn in 1943 and six BRPs of units each turn in 1944 and thereafter. These increases may be accumulated for one turn to permit the use of 4-3 and 5-3 armor units. These additional units are placed in the Urals box, do not count against the Russian Siberian construction limit, and may move or redeploy onto the Pacific mapboard in the turn in which they are placed. Naval units, jets, and strategic bombers may not be taken as reinforcements.

 

Victory Conditions
(Two-sided Game)

The victory levels for the Global War game are determined by comparing the victory levels in both theaters, which in turn depend on when the European Axis and Japan surrender, as set out below. In a two-sided game, the Axis and the Allies win or lose as a team.

Global War Campaign Game
Victory Conditions

European Axis Victory Level

Turn of Axis surrender

Japanese Victory Level

-6

Winter 1943 or earlier

-5

-5

Spring 1944

-5

-4

Summer 1944

-5

-3

Fall 1944

-4

-2

Winter 1944

-3

-1

Spring 1945

-2

0

Summer 1945

-1

+1

Fall 1945

0

+2

Winter 1945

+1

+3

Spring 1946

+2

+4

Summer 1946

+3

+5

Fall 1946

+4

+6

Winter 1946

+5

The value of an Allied victory depends on if and when the European Axis and Japan surrender. "-" results favor the Allies and "+" results favor the Axis. The maximum victory level either side may achieve in the European theater is +/-6, and the maximum victory level either side may achieve in the Pacific theater is +/-5. Thus if one side wins a maximum level victory in the European theater, they win the game, although the margin of victory may be reduced by the Pacific theater result. If the European Axis or Japan is not conquered, they achieve a +6 and +5 victory level, respectively. The overall victory level is determined by comparing the results in both theaters.

EXAMPLE: The European Axis surrender in Spring 1945, giving the Allies a -1 victory in Europe. Japan surrenders in Summer 1946, giving the Axis a +3 victory in the Pacific. The Axis win an overall +2 victory.

European scenario:

Victory conditions are determined according to the number of turns played before Germany and Italy surrender.

The victory level of the European Axis is increased by one for each turn Japan's surrender is delayed past its historic Fall 1945 date, up to a maximum possible delay of four turns.

Pacific scenario:

Victory conditions are determined according to the number of turns played before Japan surrenders.

Victory Conditions
(Multi-player Game)

In a multi-player game, only one major power alliance will be the ultimate winner. If the Axis, according to the turn in which the European Axis and Japan surrender, attain a higher victory level than the Allies, the victory levels of the European Axis and Japan are then compared to determine the ultimate winner.

If the Allies attain a higher victory level than both the European Axis and Japan, the number of victory points obtained by the Western Allies and Russia after the war ends is used to determine the ultimate winner.

Victory Points: Allied victory points (VPs) in a multi-player Global War game are obtained in two ways: by controlling objectives and by their level of atomic research.

Objectives: Each objective controlled by the Western Allies and Russia is worth one victory point.

Disputed Objectives: When the remaining European Axis major power or Japan surren­ders, its units are removed from the board. The control of objectives still held by the remaining European Axis major power or Japan when they surrender is resolved by one of the two following methods (players should agree on which method is to be used before the game begins):

A. All objectives still controlled by the conquered Axis power come under control of whichever Allied player occupies them first. If both the Western Allies and Russia can reach an uncontrolled objective in the same turn, control goes to whoever is closer. For this purpose, an armor unit two hexes from an objective is considered to be the same distance away from the objective as an infantry unit one hex away. If opposing units are an equal distance from an uncontrolled objective, the objective goes to whichever side has the more powerful units nearest the objective (further ties are broken by a die roll).

B. The Western Allies and the Russians fight over disputed objectives. Open conflict over objectives is not permitted until all Axis major powers have surrendered, after which the game continues as a war between the Western Allies and Russia. The game then ends when one side or the other acquires sufficient victory points to achieve a 10 level victory.

Atomic research: Both sides receive VPs for atomic research as follows:

1 VP

For each atomic general research breakthrough.

1 VP

If a controlled reaction has been achieved.

1 VP

If uranium separation has been successfully researched.

1 VP

If plutonium production has been successfully researched.

1 VP

If a triggering mechanism has been developed.

2 VPs

If the atomic bomb has been successfully researched.

1 VP

For each atomic bomb which has been used.


Global War Campaign Game
Multi-Player Victory Conditions

Western Allied VPs

VL

Russian VPs

70 or more

10

30 or more

68

9

29

66

8

28

64

7

27

62

6

26

60

5

25

58

4

24

56

3

23

54

2

22

52

1

21

50

0

20

VL = victory level. Numbers in the left and right columns refer to the number of victory points obtained by the Western Allies (including Nationalist China) and Russia (including Communist China) when the game ends.