Game Manual
E pi lEps y Wa r n i n g
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CLASSIC GAMEPLAY. NEW EXPERIENCE.
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is a brand new turn-based strategy game that reinvents
a classic genre. Produced and developed by a team of experts and brought to
perfection by a community of hundreds of fans, the game has evolved over 2 years
to become what can be defined as a modern classic!
Set in World War II, Panzer Corps Wehrmacht puts the player in charge of Axis
armies, taking their core force with them through the entire war. The use of
combined-arms tactics requires each general to make use of the strengths and
exploit the weaknesses of their opponents.
Its multiplayer mode, an improved version of Slitherine’s award winning PBEM++
system, allows players to easily find opponents anywhere in the world enjoy
playing them with none of the hassle.
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is designed to replicate the feeling of a classic wargame,
but brings it up to 21st century standards and to a whole new generation of
gamers.
1.CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................. 9
Minimum System Requirements....................................................................................... 9
Installation....................................................................................................................... 9
Uninstalling the game....................................................................................................... 9
Product updates............................................................................................................. 10
Game forums................................................................................................................. 10
Game Forums & Technical Support................................................................................. 10
GLOSSARY OF TERMS..................................................................................................... 10
STARTING A NEW GAME................................................................................................. 11
Preferences.................................................................................................................... 13
Scenario Screen............................................................................................................. 15
Sequence of Play............................................................................................................ 16
Turn Lengths.................................................................................................................. 16
End of Game Conditions................................................................................................. 16
MAIN SCREEN.................................................................................................................. 18
Navigating the Map........................................................................................................ 18
General Information Bar.................................................................................................. 18
Current country.............................................................................................................. 19
Date and turn................................................................................................................. 19
Mini-Map Panel.............................................................................................................. 19
Hex Information Panel.................................................................................................... 20
Unit Information Panel.................................................................................................... 20
Unit Action Buttons......................................................................................................... 21
Game Buttons Panel....................................................................................................... 21
Main Display Panel......................................................................................................... 22
Hex Information.............................................................................................................. 28
City icons....................................................................................................................... 28
LAND UNIT MOVEMENT AND COMBAT............................................................................ 29
Moving Land Units.......................................................................................................... 29
Land Units Swapping ..................................................................................................... 29
Merging Land Units and Transferring Strength................................................................ 29
Splitting Land Units........................................................................................................ 30
Attacking with Land Units............................................................................................... 30
HEX ACTION BUTTONS.................................................................................................... 34
Mulberry Harbors........................................................................................................... 34
LAND UNIT ACTION BUTTONS (FRIENDLY UNITS)........................................................... 34
Upgrade unit.................................................................................................................. 34
Upgrade Level................................................................................................................ 35
Supply Level................................................................................................................... 35
Assign Commander........................................................................................................ 36
Reinforcements.............................................................................................................. 38
Disband Unit................................................................................................................... 38
Undo Movement............................................................................................................. 38
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Strategic Movement....................................................................................................... 38
Amphibious Transport..................................................................................................... 39
Sea Transport................................................................................................................. 39
Paradrop........................................................................................................................ 40
AIR UNIT MOVEMENT AND COMBAT .............................................................................. 40
Attack............................................................................................................................ 40
Upgrade Level................................................................................................................ 41
Supply Level................................................................................................................... 41
Assign Commander........................................................................................................ 42
Reinforcements.............................................................................................................. 42
Disband Unit................................................................................................................... 43
Undo Movement............................................................................................................. 43
Strategic Movement....................................................................................................... 43
Rebasing........................................................................................................................ 43
Air Recon....................................................................................................................... 43
Nuclear Attack................................................................................................................ 44
Calculating Air Superiority Over a Hex............................................................................. 44
FLEETS............................................................................................................................ 45
Overview........................................................................................................................ 45
Sea Zones and Ports....................................................................................................... 45
Fleet Display Panel......................................................................................................... 47
Regular Fleets vs. Raider Groups.................................................................................... 48
Engage vs. Evade........................................................................................................... 48
Fleet Orders Panel.......................................................................................................... 49
Naval Unit Types............................................................................................................. 51
Managing Convoys......................................................................................................... 53
Deploying New Naval Units............................................................................................. 55
Sea Battles..................................................................................................................... 56
Unloading Land Units from Landing Craft....................................................................... 58
Shore Bombardment...................................................................................................... 59
Air Carrier Strikes on Units, Sea Zones and Ports............................................................ 59
Assigning Commanders................................................................................................. 60
PURCHASING AND DEPLOYING NEW UNITS.................................................................... 60
How Production Points Are Collected.............................................................................. 61
Unit upkeep.................................................................................................................... 62
RESEARCHING NEW TECHNOLOGIES.............................................................................. 63
DIPLOMACY..................................................................................................................... 64
Overview........................................................................................................................ 64
Country Information........................................................................................................ 65
Diplomatic Actions (Own Country)................................................................................... 67
Diplomatic Actions (Other Countries)............................................................................... 69
REPORTS......................................................................................................................... 71
General Summary ......................................................................................................... 73
Resources...................................................................................................................... 73
Units.............................................................................................................................. 73
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Technology..................................................................................................................... 73
Production...................................................................................................................... 73
Convoys......................................................................................................................... 74
Cities.............................................................................................................................. 74
Commander................................................................................................................... 75
Naval Groups Lost.......................................................................................................... 75
ENDING A TURN............................................................................................................... 75
Surrendering Countries................................................................................................... 75
Collecting Production Points........................................................................................... 76
Unit Upkeep.................................................................................................................... 77
Research Progress......................................................................................................... 77
SPECIAL EVENTS............................................................................................................. 77
Options........................................................................................................................... 78
SUPPLY............................................................................................................................ 78
Calculating Supply.......................................................................................................... 79
Lowered supply.............................................................................................................. 79
Out of supply.................................................................................................................. 80
Supplying by fleet........................................................................................................... 80
Mulberry supply............................................................................................................. 80
Airlift supply................................................................................................................... 80
WEATHER......................................................................................................................... 81
MULTIPLAYER.................................................................................................................. 81
Hot Seat......................................................................................................................... 81
PBEM ............................................................................................................................ 81
PARTISANS...................................................................................................................... 81
SPECIAL FLAVOR UNITS.................................................................................................. 82
CREDITS.......................................................................................................................... 82
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WAR ON AN EPIC SCALE FROM MOSCOW TO BERLIN!
Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945is the spiritual heir to the
great Eastern Front board and computer wargames of the past; a turn-based World War II
strategy game down to the division and brigade level, stretching across the entire Eastern
Front at a 10 mile per hex scale. Gamers can engage in massive, dramatic campaigns,
including intense battles involving thousands of units with realistic and historical terrain,
weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results. As with all the award-winning titles
made by the 2by3 Games team, factors such as supply, fatigue, experience, morale and the
skill of your divisional, corps and army leaders all play an important part in determining the
results at the front line. Gary Grigsby’s War in the East comes with 4 massive campaigns as
well as many smaller scenarios all with different strategic and operational challenges.
Gary Grigsby’s War in the Eastrepresents a truly epic representation of the Second World War
on the Eastern Front and is unparalleled in its scale, detail, and ambition!
2.INTRODUCTION
Time of Fury is a turn-based strategic game in which you take a role of the leader of an
independent country (or an alliance of several countries) during the fragile and turbulent period
of 1939-1948 in the European, Middle East and North Africa theatre.
By waging war on the land, in the air and at the sea, planning military production, exercising
different diplomatic actions, and investing in new technologies, you will try to lead your people
to ultimate victory.
The game is played on a hexagonal map, which may vary from few to roughly forty five
kilometers (about 30 miles) across, units are company/battalion to division/corps, and one turn
can represent one day, one week or even one month.
There are three main alliances: the Axis, Allies, and Comintern (there are no minor alliances
in the game). Victory is achieved by an alliance rather than individual countries, although an
individual score for each country is calculated at the end of the game.
2.1. MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum System Requirements
To play Time of Fury, your computer system must meet these requirements:
OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
CPU: 1.5 GHZ
RAM: 1024 MB
Video/Graphics: DX9 with 128 MB of RAM
Sound: Basic Soundcard
Hard disk space: 1.2 GB
Internet connection for multiplayer games
2.2. INSTALLATION
Please ensure your system meets the minimum requirements. To install the game, either
double-click on the installation file you downloaded or insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. If
you have disabled the autorun function on your CD-ROM or if you are installing from a digital
download, double-click on the installation archive file, then double click on the file that is
shown inside the archive. Follow all on-screen prompts to complete installation.
2.3. UNINSTALLING THE GAME
Please use the Add/Remove Programs option from the Windows Control Panel to uninstall the
game or the Uninstall option in the Time of Fury menu item under the Start Menu.
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2.4. PRODUCT UPDATES
In order to maintain our product excellence, Matrix Games, Slitherine and Wastelands
Interactive releases updates containing new features, enhancements, and corrections to any
known issues. All our updates are available free on our website and can also be downloaded
quickly and easily by clicking on the “Update” link in your Game Menu or by using the “Update
Game” shortcut in your Windows START menu folder for the game.
Thank you and enjoy your game!
2.5. GAME FORUMS
Our forums are one of the best things about Matrix Games. Every game has its own forum with
our designers, developers and the gamers playing the game. If you are experiencing a problem,
have a question or just an idea on how to make the game better, post a message there. Go to
http://www.matrixgames.com and click on the Forums hyperlink.
2.6. GAME FORUMS & TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Our forums are one of the best things about Slitherine & Matrix Games. Every game has
its own forum with our designers, developers and the gamers playing the game. If you are
experiencing a problem, have a question or just an idea on how to make the game better, post
a message there. Go to http://www.matrixgames.com or http://slitherine.com and click on the
Forums hyperlink.
3.GLOSSARY OF TERMS
This glossary gives brief definitions of terms and acronyms used in the game and in this
manual. All items in the Glossary are covered with more detail later on.
Production Points (PP) – This is the main ‘currency’ in the game. Production Points are
generated each turn in Cities and Resource hexes. You can spend PP to buy new units, invest
in technology research, and expand your strategic/naval transport capacity, etc.
Diplomatic Points (DP) – These are used in Political Actions, each of which (either Internal or
External) costs certain amount of Diplomatic Points. Each country gets a fixed amount of DPs
each turn (this value usually won’t change throughout the game). Diplomatic Points can also
be received as a result of certain in-game events.
Land Warfare Doctrine Level – This represents the overall doctrine used by Headquarters
(HQs) and directly affects the effectiveness of all land units of the given country. Players have
no choice over when they receive the next level of Doctrine; this is simply hardcoded into the
game for each country. Minimal Doctrine Level is 0, while the maximum is 5.
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Strategic Movement Points (SMP) – These are used to transport land units over great
distances in a single turn. Each unit so transported will require a cost in SMPs; this cost
changes, depending on the unit’s type. Any of these Points spent in a turn are returned for the
following turn; players may not accumulate unused SMPs.
Sea Transport Points (STP) – These are exactly like SMPs, except they are used to transport
units by sea (they are not used to invade; for that, see AIPs, below). They are also used to
transport Supply (via convoys). Any of these Points spent in a turn are returned for the following
turn; players may not accumulate unused STPs.
Amphibious Invasion Points (AIP) – These Points are used to perform sea invasions. Loading
a land unit into a naval unit costs given number of AIPs (depending on the unit’s type). Unlike
the SMPs or STPs, they are NOT replenished the next turn after they’ve been used.
Victory Points (VP) – Each city on the map is worth a certain amount of Victory Points. The
Alliance that controls cities worth the most VPs at the end of the game wins the game.
Action Points (AP) – These are used by land and air units to move or attack. A unit with no
APs cannot move or attack.
Zone Of Control (ZOC) – These are hexes adjacent to units.
Friendly Unit, Friendly-Controlled Hex – A unit or hex controlled by your country or any other
country that is in your alliance.
Fog of War (FOW) – Hexes that are not visible. Range of visibility into enemy territory can be
setup in the Preferences screen.
Info-box – Small box below unit which contains all information about it such as Strength, AP,
supply, etc.
Railroads (RR) – Used for distributing supplies.
4. STARTING A NEW GAME
When the game is started, the Time of Fury main screen will be displayed. Select one of the
three options to continue:
»» Custom Game – Begins a game with custom settings.
Also, will let you load any saved games.
»» Start – Quickly start a game as a whole alliance.
»» Multiplayer – Allows PBEM games using Slitherine servers.
»» Tutorial – Teaches basic game mechanics through simple scenarios.
»» Preferences – Click to set in-game preferences.
»» Credits – Lists the game credits.
»» Exit – Returns you to your desktop.
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To start a new game, click the Custom Game button.
The Game Screen will then be displayed. Here, you can select whether you want to start a new
game, or load a saved game. By default, a New Game will be assumed, and all possible
Campaigns and scenarios (both original and self-made) will be listed.
To load a saved single player game, click Load Game and select the saved game from the list.
To start a new game, highlight the Campaign or Scenario on the left and click OK or double click
the scenario name. To exit to the Campaign Selection screen, click Back. After a new Campaign
is loaded, a Scenario Screen will be displayed.
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4.1. PREFERENCES
To set Preferences, click the Preferences button from the main screen.
Preferences may be set before a game is started or set during the game through the Options
button. Some Preferences require the game to be restarted before they will take effect.
4.1.1.GENERAL PREFERENCES
»» Resolution: Select the resolution size. This will
take effect after the game is restarted.
»» Windowed: Choose between windowed or full screen mode
»» Hide mouse pointer: Choose between windows and the game
cursor. In full-screen mode the game cursor is always used.
4.1.2.GAMEPLAY PREFERENCES
»» (AI) unit move speed: How quickly visible AI units will move on the screen.
»» AI Combat Results Display Time: Move the slider to the desired waiting time.
This can be automatic (after a certain amount of time) or only on a click.
»» Visibility Range: Move the slider to the desired range. The number displayed
below the slider indicates how far units are from each other before they
are spotted – controls the visibility distance of Fog of War (FOW).
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»» Advanced Recon: When this option is on, information about enemy units is
limited. The amount of information you will receive is as follows: full info
about enemy units which are next to friendly units; name and unit type for
units which are one hex from friendly units; no other info about other enemy
units farther away than one hex – player only knows that the unit is there.
»» Allied Movement: Shows movement of allied units.
»» Various Sliders: Sliders are used to set delays of various in game actions.
»» FOW display: Decide should unseen hexes be visible or not.
4.1.3.UNIT PREFERENCES
»» Unit Skins: Graphical representation of units can be selected here.
»» Unit’s dynamic display: Allows the player to choose
what information is displayed for each unit.
4.1.4.MAP PREFERENCES
»» Map Skin: Graphical representation of map can be selected here.
»» Show Grid: Turns hex grid on or off.
»» Border color: Select border color, together with
width and style (solid, dotted or dashed).
»» Show City Names: Turns city names on or off.
»» Show APs remaining: Displays on the main map the amount of
APs that will be remaining if a unit moves to a given hex.
»» Sea Zone Names: Displays names of sea zones.
4.1.5.INTERFACE PREFERENCES
»» End turn confirmation dialog: If selected, the End
Turn confirmation pop up will be displayed.
»» Auto-show info panels: This option allows to automatically
handle information displayed on the main screen.
»» Time sliders: These sliders set the amount of pause
time between AI and player actions.
4.1.6.AUDIO PREFERENCES
»» Sound Volume: Move the slider to the desired volume setting.
»» Music Volume: Move the slider to the desired volume setting.
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4.2. SCENARIO SCREEN
When a new game is started, the Scenario Screen will be displayed. Starting statistics for
all countries that are active in the selected campaign will be listed on the left; also, you can
configure certain rules for the game here.
On the right, the selected/highlighted country’s information will be displayed. For a complete
description of these items, see Section [13.2], Country Information.
Below the Country Information panel is a Settings panel, where you may specify certain rules
for the selected country:
»» AI Controlled: Select to make this country computer-controlled. All
countries are AI Controlled by default, but note that at least one country in
the campaign must be human-controlled in order to begin the game.
»» Human Controlled: Select to make this country human-controlled. At least one
country in the Campaign must be human-controlled in order to begin a game.
»» Very Hard (-50% PP): Select for a truly difficult game;
the country’s PP total will be reduced by 50%.
»» Hard (-25% PP): Select for a more difficult game; the
country’s PP total will be reduced by 25%.
»» Normal: Select for a balanced game with no bonus
or penalty given to the country’s PPs.
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»» Easy (+50% PP): Select for an easier game; the
country’s PP total will be increased by 50%.
»» Very Easy (+100% PP): For the tactically-challenged, or to
give a new player a bonus in game with veteran players; the
country’s PP total will be increased by 100% (doubled).
4.2.1.OPPONENTS AND DIFFICULTY SETTINGS
Please note that for some of the scenarios or campaigns, there might be some additional
bonuses or penalties, depending on the difficulty level. Check Section [11.1] How Production
Points Are Collected for more information.
You can select more than one country to be human-controlled. Use this feature to control Allied
countries, or to play a hot-seat game with other (human) players on the same PC. Once all
selections are made, click OK to begin the game.
4.3. SEQUENCE OF PLAY
Time of Fury is a turn-based game. Each player performs his actions during his turn, then
passes control to next player and so on. After all players complete their turns, specific actions
are performed automatically such as calculating PPs and DPs, checking for Events, checking
to see if sea battles occurred, and so on.
The Sequence of Play is determined in the following way:
1. Axis Countries
2. Allied Countries
3. Comintern Countries
4. Neutral Countries
The sequence in each Alliance is determined by the Political Strength value of each country
(countries with a higher Political Strength value will play first, followed by the next-highest,
and so on). In case of equal Political Strength, the sequence is determined by the game
automatically.
4.4. TURN LENGTHS
In Time of Fury, each turn may vary from one day to one month, depending upon scenario.
4.5. END OF GAME CONDITIONS
The game will end when ANY of the following conditions is met:
»» Time runs out (all scenarios end after a certain amount of turns have passed);
»» All human-controlled countries have surrendered;
»» Only one alliance (i.e. Axis, Allies or Comintern) is left; or
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»» No alliance is left (very unlikely, but still possible).
Once a condition is met, the number of Victory Points from city occupation for each alliance
is calculated. The alliance with the most VPs will win the game. In case of an equal number
of VPs for one or more Alliances, a draw is declared. The following game results are possible:
»» No Result (in this rare case, all three alliances were eliminated).
»» Draw (all alliances have an equal number of VPs).
»» Axis-Allied Draw, Comintern Defeat (when Axis VPs equals Allied
VPs and this number is greater than Comintern VP total). Note that
Axis and Allied VPs are NOT added together for this purpose.
»» Allied-Comintern Draw, Axis Defeat (when Allied VPs equals Comintern
VPs and this number is greater than Axis VPs). Note that Allied and
Comintern VPs are NOT added together for this purpose.
»» Axis-Comintern Draw, Allied Defeat (when Axis VPs equals Comintern
VPs and this number is greater than Allied VPs). Note that Axis and
Comintern VPs are NOT added together for this purpose.
»» Axis Victory
»» Allied Victory
»» Comintern Victory
Apart from the alliance’s total number of VPs, each country’s individual VP amount is calculated.
This total is a sum of:
»» The strength of all land, air, and naval units (both
in map and in reserve) for that country
»» The unmodified number of PPs generated each turn by that country
»» The current number of VPs from cities controlled by that country
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5.MAIN SCREEN
5.1. NAVIGATING THE MAP
To scroll your view in the Main Display panel, move the map move cursor to the edge of the
screen or press the arrows on your keyboard.
You can click on the Mini Map to quickly get to other areas and use its buttons to change your
view (see Section [5.5] Mini Map Panel, for more details).
You can also drag the map by holding down your right mouse button and moving the mouse.
5.2. GENERAL INFORMATION BAR
The General Information Bar runs across the top of the screen. It will display current game
information; from left to right the round buttons show available PPs, DPs, SMPs available/
SMP maximum, STPs available, AIPs available/AIP maximum, and available nuclear weapons,
if applicable.
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5.3. CURRENT COUNTRY
At the top right side of the screen a flag with the name of the current
country is displayed.
5.4. DATE AND TURN
Under the mini map current date and turn number are displayed.
5.5. MINI-MAP PANEL
The Mini-Map panel appears in the upper left corner of the screen, allowing for quick
navigation; simply click on an area of the map to zoom the main display there.
»» The plus button (+) zooms the main display in.
»» The minus button (-) zooms the main display out.
»» The third button from the left will switch the type of borders displayed
in the Main Viewing panel. The first mode draws borders between
hexes controlled by different countries, while the second mode
draws borders between hexes owned by different countries.
»» The fourth button from the left is responsible for displaying hex ownership..
»» The fifth button from the left is responsible for changing map
display modes: Normal, Terrain only, and Political.
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5.6. HEX INFORMATION PANEL
The Hex Information panel displays information about the selected hex (if one is
selected in the main display area). See Section [5.11], Hex Information, for more.
5.7. UNIT INFORMATION PANEL
The Unit Information panel is toggled by the eight-stars image, it displays
information about the selected unit. See Section [5.10.3], Land Units [5.10.4] Air
Units, for more.
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5.8. UNIT ACTION BUTTONS
After a unit has been selected, certain actions may be available to the player owning that
unit; these buttons will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. The buttons that display will
depend on whether or not the unit is friendly.
5.9. GAME BUTTONS PANEL
In the bottom right part of the screen is the Game Buttons panel. Here, various game functions
may be performed:
»» Finish Turn: Ends the current game turn (hotkey: Q).
»» Unit management: Allows the player to view and deploy units (hotkey: U).
»» Convoys: Allows the player to set up and control convoys (hotkey: C).
»» Purchase: Allows the player to buy new units. For more information,
see Section [11.0], Purchasing and Deploying New Units (hotkey: P).
»» Research: Allows the player to conduct research in an attempt to
improve their country’s wartime technology. For more information,
see Section [12.0], Researching New Technologies (hotkey: T).
»» Reports: Opens the Reports Menu. For more information,
see Section [14.0] Reports (hotkey: R)
»» Options: Opens the Options Menu (hotkey: <Esc>)
»» Hotkeys: Displays hotkeys used in the game
5.9.1.FUNCTION KEYS
»» F1: Preferences Menu
»» F2: Show hexes
»» F3: Show weather
»» F4: Show city names
»» F5: Show unit names
»» F6: Show border draw mode
»» F7: Show ownership draw mode
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5.10.MAIN DISPLAY PANEL
The Main Display panel is where all the actions in Time of Fury appear. It is made up of various
hexes containing many different terrain types, and the land and air units on those hexes.
5.10.1.
HEXES
Each hex is characterized by the following attributes:
»» There are seven terrain types: Plains, Hills, Mountains, Forest, Rough, Swamp,
and Desert (a hex may also be considered a Coastal hex if it borders on
a Sea Zone – see Sea Zone, below). Terrain affects unit movement and,
depending on its type, may give a bonus to unit’s strength. The map’s
appearance may be changed either pre-game by selecting the Preferences
button or in-game by selecting the Options and then Preferences buttons.
»» Presence of Rivers: Defending behind a river gives a bonus to the defender.
»» Owner: This is the country that owns the hex. The country may
lose control over a hex to an enemy, but it will remain the owner.
In other words, nothing can change who actually owns a hex. Hex
ownership is only changed when a country surrenders or because
of an Event (see Section [15.1], Surrendering Countries).
»» Controller: This is the country that currently controls the hex. Controlling
hexes is important for supply reasons, as supply can travel to units
only through friendly controlled hexes (see Section [17.0] Supply).
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»» Fortification Level: This value can range from 0 (no fortifications)
to 10 (massively fortified). Attacking a fortified hex gives a penalty
to the attacker; the better the fortification, the higher the penalty.
Fortifications cannot be built OR destroyed in a game.
»» Weather: Information about the current weather in the selected hex.
Hexes can be occupied by units. Each land hex may ONLY have one unit at a time in it – there
is no stacking.
5.10.2.
CITIES AND RESOURCES
Some hexes may contain Cities or Resources,
which yield PPs to a country controlling the
hex. There are four City types:
»» Main Supply Source
»» City (only)
»» Port and Main Supply Source
»» Port (only)
Each city has three important values:
»» Supply value: The displayed
value, for example 30 (22),
shows the current supply amount
for the selected city; the value
in parentheses is called the “city’s own supply,” which is the amount of
supply generated when this city is cut off from a Main Supply Source (for
details of supply calculation see Section [17.1] Calculating Supply).
»» PP value: Displayed as Current and Maximum, separated by a slash,
for example 1.0/2.0, indicating a current value of 1 and a maximum
value of 2. The current value may be reduced by strategic bombing;
see Section [9.1.3] Strategic Bombers for more information.
»» VP value: Capturing a city bestows Victory Points,
which determine the game’s winner.
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5.10.3.
LAND UNITS
There are seven land unit types: Infantry Divisions, Infantry Corps, Motorized Divisions,
Motorized Corps, Armored Divisions, Armored Corps, and Airborne Divisions. Note that
depending on the scenario, unit size, name and strength may vary.
Infantry Division:
Airborne Division:
Infantry Corps:
Motorized Division:
Motorized Corps:
Armored Division:
Armored Corps:
5.10.4.
UNIT ATTRIBUTES
Click on any land unit and the Unit Information Screen
appears in the left corner. This box contains all data about a
unit: name; owner; size; strength; experience; effectiveness;
bonus; APs; unit level; supply level; damage; unit’s
composition in men, tanks, and artillery.
Name: The name of the unit. You may wish to
rename a unit. In the top right corner you will
see the arrow. Click on it to rename a unit.
Owner: Displays the country that owns the unit. The owner’s
flag is on the right.
Size: Unit size may vary from battalion to army. However the
most common are division and corps.
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Strength: The Strength value of the unit. The maximum Strength value depends on the unit
type and its level (for example, a German Level 1 infantry division has a basic Strength of 1,
just like a Soviet Level 1 infantry division). The table below shows the maximum Strength value
of land units:
Note that the given values might be different for some countries or in specific scenarios.
Strength is also displayed by a red bar that moves from left to right and a percentage number
in the center of the bar.
Experience (Exp): This value informs us how well the unit has fought during the game. Value
might vary from 0 to 100. Experience increases during the battle and decreases when a unit is
reinforced. A red bar that moves from left to right also displays experience.
Effectiveness (Eff.): This is how effective a unit is in combat. The minimum value is 1%; there
is no maximum limit. The following factors influence a unit’s Effectiveness:
»» Land Warfare Doctrine level
»» Experience
»» Commander (3% added per Commander level)
»» Supply: A Supply level of 20 or more has little negative effect on
Effectiveness; below 20, a unit will fall more quickly and each
point below 10 will seriously impact unit Effectiveness.
»» Sea Bombardment. Effects of sea bombardment last only one turn.
»» Air Strikes. Effects of air strike last only one turn.
You can see in details how Effectiveness is calculated for a unit by hovering the mouse cursor
over the unit’s Effectiveness value.
Effective Strength: This is current unit Strength multiplied by its current Effectiveness. This
figure is used for all combat odds calculations.Action Points (Aps): Used for movement and
combat, a unit’s Aps are replenished at the beginning of each turn. The base amount of APs
depends on unit type and level as well as the Land Warfare Doctrine level of unit’s owner. The
table below shows the base AP level for land units:
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A unit’s base APs are modified by its Supply level. A low Supply level will have a negative
effect on APs.
Unit Level (Lvl): This indicates the Level (quality) of the unit. The Level can range from 1 to
5; the higher this number, the better the quality of the unit’s equipment (weapons, vehicles,
artillery, etc.) To upgrade infantry, motorized, and airborne units to the next level, you have to
research the appropriate technology.
Supply: This represents the essential materials (food, ammunition, spare parts, etc.) needed
to keep the formation running as best as possible. The minimum value is 0 (indicating the unit
is cut off from supply), while the maximum value is 30 (in standard campaigns). A low supply
level means the unit will suffer lower effectiveness and fewer APs. The city listed after the
supply value indicates where its current supply is coming from (if any).
Commander: Each country has a pool of ‘unique’ Commanders, who, if assigned to a unit, will
improve its effectiveness. Units with no ‘unique’ Commander don’t get any penalties. Here you
will see the name of the commander followed by his level/experience. For more information,
see Section [8.4], Assign Commander.
Photo: A WWII photo image that represents the basic unit. Most photos will change when the
size of a unit or its level changes. A player can use these photos for recognition when the map
is zoomed out.
Split: Next to the photo is an icon for splitting the unit into two smaller units; see Section [6.4]
Splitting Land Units for more.
Merge/Transfer: Next to the photo and below the Split icon is the Merge/Transfer button; for
more information, see Section [6.3] Merging Land Units.
Statistics: Here a player can see what the composition of the unit; for a land unit, men, tanks,
and armored fighting vehicles are listed.
5.10.5.
AIR UNITS
Air units represent a country’s aerial combat. There are three types of air units: fighters, tactical
bombers and strategic bombers.
Fighters are used to intercept enemy air units and interfere with enemy paradrops. Tactical
bombers attack enemy land units and enemy fleets. Strategic bombers strike enemy cities and
attack enemy fleets; all air units can also be used for air recon.
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Fighter:
Strategic Bomber:
Tactical Bomber:
Each Air unit is characterized by the following attributes:
Name: The name of the unit; click on the arrow in the top right
corner to rename a unit.
Owner: Displays the country that owns the unit. The owner’s
flag is on the right.
Size: Each strength point represents two squadrons of 25
planes per squadron.
Strength: The maximum strength of air units is equal to 10
by default. However, this might vary for some scenarios. Also,
the strength is represented by active men and planes within
a unit.
Experience (Exp): This value ranges from 0 to 100.
Experience increases during the battle and decreases when
a unit is reinforced with green replacements. The red bar that
moves from left to right also displays experience.
Effectiveness: This is how effective a unit is in combat. The minimum value is 1%; there is
no maximum limit.
Action Points (APs): The base AP for fighters is 3, for tactical bombers is 2 and for strategic
bombers is 1. APs are used to rebase Air units, attack other Air units, bombard land or naval
units and for Air recon missions.
Unit Level (Lvl): The Level (quality) of the unit. The Level can range from 1 to 5. The higher
this number, the better the quality of the unit’s equipment (weapons, engines, airframes, etc.)
To upgrade an air unit to the next level, the Combat Aircraft technology must be researched up
to the appropriate level.
Supply: This represents the essential materials (food, ammo, spare parts, etc.) needed to keep
the formation running as best as possible. A low Supply means less APs, lower Effectiveness in
air combat, and spotty bombardment of land units.
Commander: Each country has a pool of ‘unique’ Commanders, who, if assigned to a unit, will
improve its effectiveness. Units with no ‘unique’ Commander don’t get any penalties. Here you
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will see the name of the commander followed by his level/experience. For more information,
see Section [9.4], Assign Commander.
Photo: An image that represents the unit. Most photos will change when the size of a unit or
its level changes. A player can use these photos for recognition when the map is zoomed out.
Statistics: Click here to view the composition of the unit. Below the photo are properties on the
left and amounts on the right. For an Air unit, men and planes are listed.
5.10.6.
SEA UNITS
For details on operating Fleets, see Section the relevant section.
5.11.HEX INFORMATION
Click on a hex to select it. Basic information about the hex will be displayed on the top bar;
more detailed information about the hex can be seen in the hex panel.
»» Info: Terrain type and hex coordinates
»» City: City name (together with the port size)
»» Supply: Supply level – actual (generated by city)
»» Fortification: Fortification level
»» PP: Production points level – actual/total
»» VP: Victory Points for city
»» Controlled by: Country that controls hex
»» Owned by: Country that owns hex
»» Weather: Describes kind of weather
5.12.CITY ICONS
On the main map, cities can be marked with different icons.
From the top left and going clockwise:
Please remember that these icons may vary and are
dependent on the chosen map skin. The ones presented above
are used by the Normal Map skin.
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6.LAND UNIT MOVEMENT
AND COMBAT
6.1. MOVING LAND UNITS
To move a land unit, select it by left-clicking
on it. Its Movement Range will be highlighted.
In this screenshot, the selected unit is an
armored unit. The green and red hexes are
hexes it can move to in the current turn.
Moving a unit costs a number of APs; this
number depends on a combination of the
terrain type(s) it moves over, weather and the
unit type. Moving into an enemy ZOC (i.e.
between hexes adjacent to enemy units) costs
extra APs. The table below displays the cost of
movement:
6.2. LAND UNITS SWAPPING
Sometimes there is a situation when two units should just switch places. This might be caused
due to problems with withdrawing the first line unit to the rears, or for better preparation before
the battle.
To do so, chose a unit, press and hold the <Shift> key, and then choose a second unit standing
just next to the first one. The switch uses all APs of the involved units.
6.3. MERGING LAND UNITS AND
TRANSFERRING STRENGTH
There is also a possibility to merge two units into one. When a unit is selected and standing
next to another similar type unit, it can move on to the similar unit to merge. Not only must the
unit be the same type, it must be the same size and level. The Merge icon will be highlighted if
this task can be performed. Click on the Merge button and the unit you wish to merge into or
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transfer strength. In order to Merge, the target unit must have available strength to accept the
unit; if not you can only transfer part of the strength.
6.4. SPLITTING LAND UNITS
There is a possibility to split a unit into two smaller units. First of all, the unit must not be
moved during that turn. After choosing a unit and clicking the split icon, a new window is
opened. Player can choose how much strength should be distributed to the new unit. After a
split is performed the original unit will lose all action points. Then new unit will be frozen for a
period of time. Check the unit information panel after the split. It will say frozen with a number
in parenthesis for the number of turns the unit is frozen e.g. frozen (6).
6.5. ATTACKING WITH LAND UNITS
There are two ways to attack the enemy with your land units:
»» Attack directly, with one unit: To
perform such an attack, select a
land unit and click on an adjacent
enemy unit. Be aware that attacking
from one direction is less effective,
as the attacker receives a penalty.
»» Attack from multiple directions. Each of
your units may participate only in ONE
such attack per turn (observe the
blinking dot on the unit’s counter to see
if a unit already participated in such an
attack). Also, each enemy unit can be
attacked this way only once per turn (this is also shown by a blinking dot next
to it). To attack from multiple directions, left click on an enemy unit, then left
click on your valid adjacent units to add them to the attack (clicking on your
unit again will remove it from attack). To confirm the multiple-direction attack,
left click on the enemy unit. The attack will be executed immediately.
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In the pop-up panel, you will see statistics for the attack, and the combat result including:
»» What enemy unit is being attacked (e.g., “1. Infanterie-Division”);
»» How many and which units attacks and defends;
»» The total of the Attacker’s and Defender’s Strength;
»» The Attacker’s and Defender’s combat modifiers;
»» List of modifiers
»» The total odds for the combat; and
»» What Column the combat is resolved on.
Also, crucial information about the combat is displayed by numbers floating just above the
units, where combat took place.
6.5.1.ATTACKER MODIFIERS
»» 25% penalty for attacking an enemy armored unit, if
no armored unit participates in the attack.
»» Attacking a unit which is neighbor to own or an allied unit gives a
bonus to the attacker. The bonus varies depending on the total number
of units adjacent to the attacked unit (2 give 10% bonus, 3 give
35%, 4 give 55%, 5 give 80%, and 6 (maximum) give 100%).
»» When an enemy unit is attacked by one unit and no other allied units
are in adjacent to it, the attacking unit receives a 25% penalty.
»» If the defender is in a Fortified hex, the attacker will
receive a penalty (9% per Fortification Level).
»» Attacking across a river reduces an attacking unit’s Strength by a quarter.
»» Rain decreases effectiveness by 10%, and snow by 30%.
The effective Strength of all attacking units is multiplied by Attacker Modifier, and all modifiers
are cumulative. Please note that all above are default values and might be different for some
countries.
6.5.2.DEFENDER MODIFIERS
»» Terrain: Defending in terrain other than plains or desert gives bonus
to the defender. Mountains give 100% bonus, hills give 40%, swamp
give 25% bonus, forest give 50% bonus, rough give 70% bonus.
»» City: Gives 25% bonus to the defender.
»» Weather: Rain decreases effectiveness by 10%, and snow by
30% (those can be also modified for each country separately,
so some countries can have this value lower or higher).
»» Dig In: Units that don’t do anything during the turn dig in and
gain 5% bonus. Total bonus from digging in can’t be higher
than 25%. If a unit moves then it loses the dig in bonus.
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The effective Strength of the defending unit is multiplied by the Defender Modifier; all modifiers
are cumulative. Please note that all above are default values and might be different for some
countries.
6.5.3.COMBAT ODDS
Odds are calculated by dividing the final Attack Strength by the final Defense Strength of
the units involved. Minimum odds are 1:1 (rounding up if necessary) and maximum are 7:1
(rounding down if necessary).
»» 7:1 odds gives the attacker the best chance to
utterly wipe out the targeted enemy unit.
»» 6:1 or 5:1 odds gives some chance to destroy the enemy
unit, or at least inflict heavy losses on it.
»» 4:1 or 3:1 odds will inflict some losses on an enemy, but the
attacker will take more losses on average than the defender.
»» 2:1 or 1:1 odds attacks are risky, as the attacker may take
heavy losses or even get destroyed in the attack.
Attacking with odds lower than actual 1:1 (e.g. 4.6 / 5.0) will still be displayed as 1:1, but a
special rule will be applied: the defending unit will NEVER take losses in such an attack!
6.5.4.LAND UNIT RETREAT
After each attack, a check is made to see if the defending unit needs to retreat. Units defending
in cities or hexes with forts NEVER retreat.
The base Retreat Chance is 100% minus the unit’s actual Strength divided by its Maximum
Strength. So, if a unit after an attack has 45% of its Maximum Strength, its base Retreat
Chance is 100% - 45%, which gave 65%.
This chance is then modified by two factors: terrain (mountains decrease the Retreat Chance
by 50%; Forest, Rough, Swamps, and Hills decrease it by 25%) and attack odds (4:1 is neutral;
higher odds increase the defender’s Retreat Chance and lower odds decreases this chance).
Attacking with 1:1 odds reduces retreat chance to zero.
If the defender succeeds its Retreat Check, it attempts to retreat. It will retreat 1 hex in a
direction opposite to attacking units. If there is no valid hex to retreat to, the unit will surrender.
Air units can be attacked by land units. They defend with a very low Strength value, representing
the few security troops and crews available, scratched together into an ersatz fighting unit.
This value is always the same and does NOT depend on the actual Strength of the air unit. This
combat is resolved as a special check; if this check fails, the Air unit is Overrun and eliminated
immediately. As you can see, Air units are very vulnerable to land attacks (even when attacked
by a single level 1 Infantry Division), so remember to keep them away from the enemy.
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6.5.5.CITY SIEGES
City Siege is a special rule implemented to make assaulting a city easier.
When a unit defends in a city and all adjacent land hexes are occupied by an enemy, there is a
possibility that the defending unit will lose a fort level. If the defending unit is at level zero then
a successful siege calculation will force this unit to surrender.
When calculating a siege the following aspects are taken into consideration:
»» Base chance
»» Effective Strength of attacker and defender
»» Supply
»» Commander
»» Air superiority
Sieges are always calculated at the end of the turn.
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7.HEX ACTION BUTTONS
When you select a hex, Action Buttons for that Hex will be displayed in the Hex Information
panel. There, you can find a button responsible for deploying a Mulberry Harbor, for example:
7.1. MULBERRY HARBORS
Mulberry Harbors are special units which may be deployed only in coastal
hexes. They are very expensive but are indispensable for supplying an invasion.
Mulberry Harbors provide supply for friendly units for two months after an
invasion has commenced.
8.LAND UNIT ACTION
BUTTONS (FRIENDLY
UNITS)
By selecting a hex occupied by one of your own land units, the following Action Icons will
appear at the bottom of the screen. Explanations are below going from the left to the right.
8.1. UPGRADE UNIT
This allows you to upgrade a unit to a unit of different size or type. A unit after
upgrade is frozen for several turns. Frozen time depends upon the original
production time of the unit you wish to upgrade (default is 60%; e.g. after a
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change to a unit which production last 10 turns a unit will be frozen for 6 turns). A unit that has
moved and/or attacked during the current turn cannot be upgraded.
To upgrade a unit it must be located on owned territory.
Note: Most units will have their photos upgraded as the size changes. Exception: Special Flavor
Units
Photographs can be used to distinguish between sizes and level of enemy units when the
player is zoomed out on the map.
8.2. UPGRADE LEVEL
By clicking this button, you can upgrade the selected unit to the next Level. The
following conditions apply:
»» Level 5 units cannot be upgraded, as this is the maximum possible Level;
»» You have to research the necessary Technology
to a Level that will allow upgrading;
»» The unit cannot move and/or attack in the current turn to upgrade; and
»» You have to have enough PPs available for the upgrade.
»» Unit must be located on friendly territory.
Note: Upgrading units is slightly ineffective PP-wise. For example, a Level 5 Armored Division
(with a base Strength of 6) will cost you several percent more PPs than three Level 1 Armored
Divisions, which count for the same base Strength. However, by upgrading to higher Levels,
you benefit from concentrating large Strength in a smaller amount of units, which allows you
to punch holes in enemy lines (and then to flank them with lower-Level units), or more easily
conquer important Cities defended by strong enemy units.
To upgrade a unit it must be located on owned territory.
Note: most units will have their photos upgraded as the level changes. Exception: Special
Flavor Units
Photographs can be used to distinguish between sizes and level of enemy units when the
player is zoomed out on the map.
8.3. SUPPLY LEVEL
This action allows you to check the city that sends supply to the selected unit.
Clicking on this action button will jump the cursor to the supplying city. Another
way to see this information is in the unit panel on the left. It is above the
Commander. Clicking on the supply button is useful for finding unfamiliar names on the map.
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8.4. ASSIGN COMMANDER
This will open a popup window from which you can assign/recall a Commander
to/from a unit. Assigning a commander will increase the unit’s Effectiveness.
Units with a Commander attached to them are considered to be HQ units. HQ units can be
identified on the game map as having a star icon next to it.
Other friendly units in range (within 3 hexes) that do not have a Commander assigned to them
receive a bonus from this HQ unit. The bonus depends on the Commander’s skill and the range
to the HQ.
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If a unit has more than one HQ in range, a combination of the Commander’s skill and the range
will determine the best HQ to use. Units with no HQ in
range displays no name in the Unit Information panel.
The HQ Commander bonus is calculated at the beginning
of the turn, so assigning a Commander during one turn will
only begin to affect units on the next turn.
Each country has its own pool of Commanders. To assign
a Commander, click on a unit and click on the icon with an
officer at the bottom of the screen. Select his name from
the drop-down list in the top box. Click Assign. Click exit,
or hit the <Esc> key.
Note: Once you click the Assign button you can change
your mind by clicking the recall button however, you will
not be able to reassign the first commander until next turn.
So it is best to plan ahead and not click Assign unless you
are absolutely positive you want that commander.
If you already have a Commander out in the field, you
will see it using the unit information panel in the lefthand corner. This is the one with the photograph. Above the photograph you will see the
commander’s name. There are two numbers in brackets separated by a slash; the number to
the left of the slash is the Commander’s skill, while the number to the right of the slash is the
Commander’s Experience (see below for more on Commander Experience).
Some graphic interfaces like “Counters combination mod” will display a commander symbol
on the unit icon. See Unit skins under Section [4.1], Preferences.
To recall a Commander from the unit, open up the commander window, click Recall to HQ
button. The Commander will then be available in the pool the next turn.
Commanders also have an Experience attribute. All Commanders start with 0 Experience.
When a unit a Commander is attached to (either direct command or via ‘HQ link’) takes part in
combat, a check is made. If the check succeeds, the Commander is awarded one Experience
point. For a defending unit, this chance is 30%; for attacking units, it is 10% since attacks
can be carried out from many directions. For example; if the attack is from 3 directions, three
independent checks are made, each at 10%. A Commander’s Experience is translated to higher
unit effectiveness (1 Experience Point = 1% bonus to Effectiveness). The maximum Experience
a Commander can accumulate is 20 points.
Also Commander’s Skill is affecting unit’s Effectiveness. For each Skill point, effectiveness of
a unit is increasing by 3.
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8.5. REINFORCEMENTS
This will open a popup window which allows you to replenish the Strength of a
reduced unit. In order to reinforce, the following conditions must apply:
»» The unit cannot move and/or attack in the current turn to receive replacements;
»» Units out of Supply cannot receive replacements; and
»» Units with a low Supply or abroad can receive
replacements, but only to a certain level.
Replacing a unit’s Strength costs Production Points. However, replacing the Strength Points of
an existing unit costs much less than buying a new unit with the same Strength.
8.6. DISBAND UNIT
This action will disband the selected unit permanently. This is useful when you’d
like to get rid of some low-level, weakened unit with 0 Action Points that blocks
access to a hex.
Disbanding a unit will give 50% PP of its actual value.
8.7. UNDO MOVEMENT
This allows you to cancel the last move of the currently selected unit.
8.8. STRATEGIC MOVEMENT
This allows you to immediately move a land unit to a friendly-controlled hex with
railroads. The following conditions apply:
»» You must have enough SMPs available;
»» Unit must be stationed on a Railroad;
»» The unit cannot move and/or attack in the current
turn to use Strategic Movement; and
»» Units out of Supply can’t use Strategic Movement.
After clicking this button, all valid hexes to which the unit can be transported will be highlighted
on the map. Highlighted hexes are friendly-controlled hexes that had a railroad connection
over friendly controlled hexes to the selected unit at the beginning of a turn. Left click on
a highlighted hex and the unit will be moved immediately; right click to cancel Strategic
Movement.
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Transporting corps-sized units costs more SMPs than transporting divisions. Also, the unit
type has an influence on the cost; transporting armored units is the most expensive, while
transporting Infantry is the least expensive.
8.8.1.RAILROAD REPAIR
Railroads repair automatically. A hammer icon will appear in the hex where it is being repaired.
Repair time can take up to three turns, depending upon weather. When a player first takes over
a railroad hex there is a waiting period before one can use it. A check is made every turn. After
three turns the RR is automatically repaired.
8.9. AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT
Use this action to load a unit into an amphibious fleet, which can then unload it
on any coastal hex on the map. The following conditions apply:
»» The unit must have at least one AP;
»» You must have enough AIPs available;
»» The selected unit must be in a friendly-controlled Port or adjacent to one; and
»» The Unit must have Supply level of at least 2/3 of the maximum level.
If all conditions are met, clicking this button will remove the unit from the map. It will then
appear in the Naval Screen, in the appropriate Port as an Amphibious unit. It can then be moved
to a Sea Zone and unloaded on a Coastal hex.
8.10.SEA TRANSPORT
Use this action to transport a unit between friendly-controlled ports. The following
conditions apply:
»» The unit must have at least one AP;
»» You must have enough STPs available; and
»» The selected unit must be in a friendly-controlled Port or adjacent to one.
If all conditions are met, clicking this button will remove the unit from the map. It will then
appear in the Naval Screen, in the appropriate Port as a Naval Transport unit. It can then be
moved to another Port and unloaded there.
Transporting Corps-sized units by sea costs more STPs than transporting Divisions. Also, the
unit type has an influence on cost: transporting Armored units is the most expensive, while
transporting Infantry units is the least expensive.
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8.11.PARADROP
This action is available for Airborne Divisions only. Select the Division, then click
this button, and a range of highlighted hexes will be displayed (up to 20). Select
the hex to drop the Division into and it will immediately do so. The following
conditions must apply:
»» The unit cannot move and/or attack for three turns to execute a Paradrop; and
»» The unit must have a Supply level of at least 2/3 of the maximum level.
When an Airborne Division paradrops, a casualty check is made, based on friendly and enemy
air superiority over the target hex and a random factor of air activity (which is partly modified
by air superiority).
The results determine losses for the division. If your side has total air superiority, the division
will suffer no losses; if the enemy has total enemy air superiority, the division may suffer very
heavy losses when dropped.
Remember that at the end of the turn, the unit should have a land connection to a valid Supply
source. Dropping a unit far behind enemy lines can lower its Supply level and thus make it
more vulnerable to attack.
9.AIR UNIT MOVEMENT
AND COMBAT
When you select a hex occupied by your own air unit, attack is the default action.
9.1. ATTACK
This is the default action for all air units. When an air unit is selected, all possible targets for
that unit are highlighted. It doesn’t matter is it a fighter, tactical bomber or strategic bomber.
The game recognizes what are the default target types within the range of current unit, and
allows you to attack them.
9.1.1.FIGHTERS
Fighters are allowed to attack enemy air units within a range for the unit’s level that are visible
for the current player. Fighters cover nearby sea zones and ground forces within a range, and
try to achieve air superiority over enemy air units, by intercepting them.
Interception is done automatically by units with strength higher than 50% (this value is
modifiable and might differ for some scenarios or campaigns).
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9.1.2.TACTICAL BOMBERS
Tactical bombers are able to attack enemy ground forces, ports and fleets. However, every
time an air strike is conducted, there is a possibility that an enemy fighter might intercept the
bombers.
When a tactical bomber is attacking an enemy ground unit it reduces not only strength, but
also effectiveness. Strength of ground units cannot be reduced below 20% due to air strikes.
9.1.3.STRATEGIC BOMBERS
Strategic bombers are used to attack enemy cities and ground forces. When a strategic bomber
is attacking an enemy city, there is a possibility to reduce PP produced by this city. Attack on
enemy land units is not as effective as done by tactical bombers.
9.2. UPGRADE LEVEL
By clicking this button you can upgrade unit to next level. Following conditions
apply:
»» Level 5 units cannot be upgraded, as this is the maximum level;
»» You must research Combat Aircraft technology to
a Level that will allow upgrading; and
»» The unit may not have rebased or attacked during the current turn.
You have to have enough PPs for an upgrade.
Simply highlight the unit to upgrade, then click this button (if available). The unit will then
upgrade to the next level, as long as the above conditions are met. The unit will also lose the
rest of its turn.
A player cannot undo this action. Plan ahead.
9.3. SUPPLY LEVEL
This action allows you to check the city that sends supply to the selected unit.
Clicking on this action button will jump the cursor to the supplying city. Another
way to see this information is in the unit panel on the left. It is above the
Commander. Clicking on the supply button is useful for finding unfamiliar names
on the map.
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9.4. ASSIGN COMMANDER
This will open a popup window from which you can assign/recall a Commander
to/from a unit. Assigning a commander will have following effects for every skill
point:
»» 2% chance for avoiding damage in battle,
»» 2% chance for double damages for land units,
»» 5% chance for hitting a ship during air strike on sea zone.
To assign a commander use the functions as assigning a land commander. See Section [8.4]
for more.
9.5. REINFORCEMENTS
This button opens a popup window, which allows you to replenish the Strength
of an Air unit. The following conditions must apply:
»» The unit may not have rebased or attacked during the current turn;
»» The unit must be in Supply to receive replacements; and
»» If the unit has a low amount of Supply, it can only
receive a certain number of replacements.
Replacing Strength Points will cost Production Points, depending on how many you replace.
Simply move the slider to set the number of Strength Points to replace, or click the Max button
to replace the maximum number possible. Replacing Strength Points in an existing Air unit will
cost MUCH less than buying a new Air unit with the same Strength.
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9.6. DISBAND UNIT
This action will disband the selected unit permanently.
Disbanding a unit will give 50% PP of its actual value.
9.7. UNDO MOVEMENT
This allows you to cancel the last move of the currently selected unit.
9.8. STRATEGIC MOVEMENT
This allows you to immediately move an air unit to a friendly-controlled City. The
following conditions need to be met:
»» You must have enough PP available;
»» The unit cannot move and/or attack in the current
turn to use Strategic Movement;
and
»» Units out of Supply can’t use Strategic Movement.
After clicking this button, all valid hexes to which the unit can be transported will be highlighted
on the map. Highlighted Cities are all friendly-controlled. Left click on a highlighted hex and the
unit will be moved immediately; right click to cancel Strategic Movement.
9.9. REBASING
Only the Air units that did not attack during the current turn can be rebased. The
rebase range is 40 hexes for fighters and tactical bombers, and 80 hexes for
strategic bombers. It also depends on the unit’s actual level.
Simply select the Air unit to rebase, and select the hex to move it to. Air units may move to any
kind of terrain hex.
9.10.AIR RECON
Air Recon is a very useful feature, which allows you to uncover Fog of War.
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Air Recon can only be used on enemy hexes. The amount of uncovered hexes depends on the
Air Technology level of the country which performs the action. So at level one, only adjacent
hexes will be uncovered and at level five it will be five hexes wide.
This territory remains uncovered until the beginning of the next turn of the country performing
Air Recon.
When performing Air Recon, enemy Air Units might try to Intercept the scouting unit. If they
succeed, terrain won’t be revealed.
Units with a strength equal to or less than 50% of its maximum Strength points can’t perform
interceptions.
9.11.NUCLEAR ATTACK
This button is only available when you click on a strategic bomber. This button
allows you to drop a nuclear bomb on an enemy city. The following conditions
must be met:
»» You have at least one nuclear bomb available; and
»» You have a Strategic Bomber unit in range (40 hexes).
Dropping a nuclear bomb has the following effects:
»» City suffers a PP loss. This loss cannot be recovered. If there
is an enemy unit in the targeted city, it’s eliminated. Also, units
around the city might become damaged or destroyed.
»» Social Unrest in the attacked country grows by 20%, while
Social Unrest in allies of the attacked country grows by 10% (for
more on Social Unrest, see sections [11.1] and [13.2]).
9.12.CALCULATING AIR
SUPERIORITY OVER A HEX
Air superiority for a hex is calculated in the following way: the Strength of all friendly Air units
in range is divided by the Strength of all enemy units within range (Strength = Strength Points
+ Level). Strategic Bombers are not considered in this calculation.
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10.FLEETS
Fleets are managed using Sea Zones or Ports.
10.1.OVERVIEW
The part of the map covered by the sea is divided into Sea Zones. Most of the coastal cities
have ports with different sizes.
10.2.SEA ZONES AND PORTS
The area of the sea zone can be checked by
clicking on the water tile. Name of the sea
zone is displayed on top of the yellow triple line
round icon. For the game mechanics, the sizes
of sea zones are equal, although the shapes are
different on the map.
To view the sea zone box, hover your mouse
over a ship or the triple hex icon with the sea’s
name.
The icons in Sea Zones are, from top to bottom:
Battle Groups, Carrier Groups, Patrol Groups,
Submarine Groups, Transport Fleets, and
Amphibious Fleets. The number in blue shows
your ships and their type that are in the Sea Zone or Port. The number in green shows how
many friendly ships of that type are in the Sea Zone or Port. The number in red shows how
many spotted enemy ships of that type are in the Sea Zone or Port.
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Please take a note that the Sea Zone box size might differ for different Sea Zones and Ports
types.
Ports are represented by a Green triple line round icon similar to those which represent ship
positioning of the sea zone.
Your Fleets are going to be either at sea (in a Sea Zone) or docked (in a Port). You can move
them from a Sea Zone to a Port and vice versa. If a Fleet is in a Port or in a sea zone, you will
see a ship figure/counter in that place.
To select a Sea Zone or Port, simply click on a Green triple line round icon. All friendly-controlled
Fleets in that selected Sea Zone or Port will then appear in a pop-up window (the Fleet Display
panel).
10.2.1.
PORT SIZE
Each port has its own size, which may vary from 1 to 10. Larger ships
can enter and deploy in larger ports.
To deploy a group, a port must be at the minimum size of:
»» 8 – Carriers: Carrier, Light Carrier Escort Carrier, Fleet Carrier
»» 6 – Battleships: Battleship, Pocket Battleships,
Battle Cruiser, Super Heavy Battleship
»» 4 – Cruisers: Cruiser, Heavy Cruiser, Light Cruiser, Auxiliary Cruiser)
»» 2 – Submarines: Submarine, Coastal Submarine, Long Range Submarine)
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To enter the port its size must be at least:
»» Carriers – 4
»» Battleships – 3
»» Cruisers – 2
»» Submarines – 1
»» Troop Transporter – 1
»» Landing Craft – 1
10.3.FLEET DISPLAY PANEL
Click on a ship to view this panel. At the top of this panel is the name of the Fleet currently
selected (in the Sea Zone or Port). This will also show the number of ships in that particular
Fleet, in brackets. Click the dropdown arrow to see or select additional Fleets (if any are
present).
Once a Fleet is selected, groups will be displayed below the Fleet Name. This display will show
a maximum of two rows of eight ships each. If more than 16 ships are in the displayed Fleet,
click the Up and/or Down buttons on the right to scroll through the list.
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10.4.REGULAR FLEETS VS. RAIDER GROUPS
Each Fleet can operate in either one of two modes: Regular Fleet or Raider Group. Between the
top and bottom boxes there is a space that says: Formation. Click on the radial button to assign
the task you want the fleet to perform. Regular and Engage are the default settings.
Regular Fleet: A Fleet in this mode acts as a single formation; its goal is to seek battle with
enemy Regular Fleets and Raider Groups. Whenever it encounters either of these enemy Fleets,
a sea battle occurs and all ships will take part in the battle.
A Regular Fleet can deal greater losses to intercepted Convoys (even destroy the entire convoy)
than a Raiders Group, but Regular Fleets have less of a chance to actually encounter a Convoy
than a Raiders Group. This is due to a Convoy Detection check, made for friendly Fleets in the
same Sea Zone as an enemy Convoy.
A Raider Group’s Convoy Detection Check is made for EACH ship in a Raider Group, whereas
the Check is made only once for an entire Regular Fleet.
Raiders Group: A Fleet in this mode is in fact a group of individual units operating separately in
a Sea Zone (they are grouped as a ‘Fleet’ only to facilitate their overall management).
Ships in this formation will not seek battle with Regular Fleets or Raiders; instead, they will
limit their attentions to hunting Convoys only. Their chance of finding a Convoy is much better
than that of a Regular Fleet, but losses dealt to a Convoy will be lower than those dealt by a
Regular Fleet.
This mode is better for countries with smaller Fleets that would not survive any kind of decisive
battle with stronger opponents. The disadvantage of this mode is the fact that when a Raider
Group is detected, even by a small Fleet, it has virtually no chance to survive.
10.5.ENGAGE VS. EVADE
Regular fleets are set to Engage mode. This mode will make the fleet more eager to fight the
enemy, if both opposite fleets are set up into engage mode, there is a high chance of a naval
battle as soon as one of them will find the other. If only one of the fleets is set up into Engage
mode, and second one is in Evade mode, chance of occurring a naval battle is smaller, as the
engaging fleet has to catch evading. To set a fleet to Evade, uncheck the Engage box. Now note
the top box, the Behavior column – it has been changed to Evade.
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10.6.FLEET ORDERS PANEL
To the right of the Fleet Display Panel is a grouping of buttons used to
issue orders for the currently-selected Group.
10.6.1.
RENAME FLEET
This allows you to change the name of the Fleet. Select the Fleet you
want to rename, then click this button and change its name, or cancel
if you change your mind
10.6.2.
MOVE FLEET
This action is possible for a Fleet that has not moved in the current
turn.
First, select a Fleet either in a Sea Zone or in a Port. Then, click the
Move Fleet button. After clicking the button, click on a Sea Zone or
Port that you want the Fleet to move to. A player can move to any
Green circle that appears. Note that a Fleet can move 4 or 5 Sea
Zones per turn depending upon the country you are playing.
This setting is modifiable and may be different for different scenarios.
Whenever a Port City is occupied by enemy units, all friendly Fleets
from there move automatically to the nearest Sea Zone, if a port has been capture by neutral
forces, all ships becomes internee.
Note that the fleet might not be able to enter the port due to large ships.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that in certain parts of the map, fleets won’t be able to
move if a strait isn’t controlled by a friendly nation.
10.6.3.
CREATE FLEET
This allows you to create a fleet with currently selected groups. Clicking on this button will
automatically create a one ship fleet. To create multiple ship fleets, go to the bottom box. Hold
the control key and select each ship you want in the new fleet. Click Create. Don’t forget to
name your new fleet. See Rename.
10.6.4.
TRANSFER GROUPS
This allows you to move selected groups to another Fleet, or to create a brand-new Fleet, in
the same location (either a Port or Sea Zone). First, select the group you wish to transfer in the
bottom box. Hold the control key for more than one ship. Then click this button. Click Transfer.
A pop up box will appear. Select the fleet you wish to transfer to, click ok. If you change your
mind click Cancel.
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10.6.5.
RENAME GROUP
This allows you to change the name of an individual group. Only one group must be selected to
make this button enabled. Select the group, click this button, then change the name. Or, cancel
if you change your mind.
10.6.6.
COMMANDER
Check Section [10.14], Assign Commanders for more on Commanders.
10.6.7.
REPAIR GROUP
This allows you to repair a group of ships. The group must be in a Port and it must be damaged
for this option to be available. Select the damaged group from the Fleet Display panel and click
this button to conduct the repair.
Each damaged point on a group costs a certain number of PPs to repair, depending on the
group type. These costs (per point) are as follows:
»» Carriers: 18 PPs
»» Battleships: 16 PPs
»» Cruisers: 13 PPs
»» Submarines: 12 PPs
Only one point of damage can be repaired per turn.
Please note that all above are default values and might be different for some countries.
10.6.8.
DISBAND GROUP
This will decommission the group and send it to the scrap heap immediately. No PPs will be
retrieved from this action.
10.6.9.
RECON
This action allows an Air Carrier to send planes to scout nearby Sea Zones or land hexes
looking for enemy units.
A plane on a recon mission is subject to interception. If it is intercepted the mission fails. If the
unit is not intercepted it will reveal information dependent upon the country’s detection level.
10.6.10.DISEMBARK (IN PORTS)
This button is enabled only for Transports and Landing Crafts. Transports can only unload in
Ports.
Move the transport into a port. Now click on the port. Click on the transport. Click on Disembark.
Choose the hex you want to unload into. If there is no valid unoccupied adjacent hex, a message
is displayed that the unit cannot be unloaded there.
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10.6.11.DISEMBARK (AT SEA)
Whenever a fleet is in a sea zone adjacent to enemy coast and any Landing Groups are in the
fleet, there is a possibility to invade the beaches. An amphibious landing craft can perform the
same function as a transport. In addition, the landing craft may perform an assault onto a
beach hex. Click on the landing craft. Click on the Disembark button. Hexes that you can
assault will be revealed; see Section [10.11] Guide for Unload Landing Unit from Landing Craft
for more.
10.6.12.BOMBARDMENT
Whenever a fleet is in a sea zone adjacent to enemy coast and an enemy unit is present, there
is a possibility to direct the fire on that unit. Click on the bombardment button. Units that can
be shelled will be revealed. See Section [10.12], Shore Bombardment for details.
10.6.13.AIR STRIKE
This action allows one to attack enemy fleet, land or air units. Possible targets are displayed.
10.7.NAVAL UNIT TYPES
There are six naval unit types, as follows:
10.7.1.
CARRIER GROUP
This group represents 1 Aircraft Carrier and 5 Destroyers.
Max Hit Points: 10
Destroys 2-10 STPs from any encountered Convoy.
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Very Good at detecting enemy ships/fleets.
Special Ability:
Has a good chance to detect and attack enemy units in the same Sea Zone.
Surprise attack – For every level of Group owner’s Naval technology, Carrier groups have a
chance to attack enemy without retaliation. Chance of hitting enemy ship is equal to Carrier
group owner’s naval technology multiplied by 3%. If attack is successful, then target loses
Strength points equal to Carrier’s group owner’s naval technology. This action is performed in
between turns. A pop-up menu will display the results.
Carrier groups are able to defend against enemy attacking bombers, and can attack an
adjacent Sea Zone with an air strike. See Section [10.13] Air Strike on Units, Sea Zones and
Ports for more.
10.7.2.
BATTLE GROUP
This group represents 1 Battleship and 5 Destroyers.
Max Hit Points: 8
Destroys 1- 5 STPs from any encountered Convoy.
Poor at detecting enemy ships/fleets.
Special Ability:
Can bombard enemy land units in Coastal hexes.
10.7.3.
PATROL GROUP
This group represents 1 Cruiser and 3 Destroyers.
Max Hit Points: 5
Destroys 0-5 STPs from any encountered Convoy.
Average at detecting enemy ships/fleets.
10.7.4.
SUBMARINE GROUP
This group represents 4 Submarines.
Max Hit Points: 2
Destroys 5-10 STPs from any encountered Convoy.
Average at detecting enemy ships/fleets.
Special Ability:
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Surprise attack – Has a chance to detect and attack enemy ships in the same Sea Zone by
surprise. Each submarine has 1% chance for each Submarine technology level to hit random
enemy ship.
This is a single attack in which the enemy CANNOT return fire. This action is performed in
between turns. A pop up menu will display the results.
10.7.5.
TROOP TRANSPORT
Transports cannot be built; instead, they are created when a Sea Transport action (see section
8.8) is conducted for a land unit.
Max Hit Points: 1
They cannot intercept Convoys.
They have no detecting capabilities whatsoever.
When the Transport is destroyed, the land unit loaded on it is destroyed as well.
10.7.6.
LANDING CRAFT
Landing Craft units cannot be built; they are created when an Amphibious Transport action (see
section 8.9) is conducted for a Land unit.
Max Hit Points: 1
They cannot intercept Convoys.
They have no detecting capabilities whatsoever.
When the Landing Craft is destroyed, the land unit loaded on it is destroyed as well.
10.8.MANAGING CONVOYS
Click the Convoys button from on the right side of the screen to bring up the Convoy
Management screen (Hotkey C). A list of convoys is displayed. This list is just a plan of convoy
execution. Not every convoy from the list may be executed.
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Convoys are always executed according to the list order. If necessary, you can position a
convoy on the list by using one of four buttons (move up, move down, move to top, move to
bottom). The Delete button removes a convoy from the list.
There are two types of convoys: a supply convoy and a resources convoy. The former carries
supply from a supplied port to a non-supplied port; the latter carries Production Points from
your country to another country. Use the Change Type button to change the convoy’s type
between the two.
The New Convoy button allows you to create a new convoy. After clicking this button, click the
departure Port, then click the arrival Port. Clicking the right mouse button cancels the creation
of a new convoy. After creating the convoy, it is displayed on the list. The new convoy route
will appear at the bottom of the list. Scroll down, click on the convoy and now choose what
you wish to transport. PP’s or supplies. After selection, use the horizontal scroll bar to pick the
quantity you wish to transport.
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10.8.1.
CONVOY EXECUTION SUMMARY
Convoys are executed at the end of a turn. They may carry Supply or PPs. A Convoy Execution
Summary window will be displayed if you had at least one Convoy scheduled during the turn.
By selecting the convoy, you will see detailed information about the Convoy’s route and losses
taken (if any). This information will be displayed in the bottom box. You may need to scroll
down to see all the details. If the Convoy was not executed, you will see an explanation as to
why it failed.
10.9.DEPLOYING NEW NAVAL UNITS
Naval Units can be deployed from Units Manager screen. By selecting a naval unit that is
available to deploy, you can select any port that is controlled by you. A ship can only be
deployed in a port, which is the correct size.
»» Carrier Group – port size 8 or more
»» Battle Group – port size 6 or more
»» Patrol Group – port size 4 or more
»» Submarine Group – port size 2 or more
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10.10.SEA BATTLES
The possibility of occurrence of a Sea Battle depends upon the units that are in the fleet. Before
anything else happens, at least two enemy fleets must be in the same zone. Then a check is
made whether any of them was able to detect an enemy fleet. Also, at least one of the fleets
must be set in Engage mode to be able to intercept enemy fleet.
A Naval battle can be up to five turns long.
10.10.1.NAVAL BATTLE CONTROL PANEL
»» Next turn – all moves during this turn are made by AI,
according to the schedule and strategy used by AI.
»» Next move – skips move and allows opponent to make his move.
»» Auto resolve Battle – the whole battle is resolved automatically by AI.
»» Retreat – The unit tries to retreat from the battle
The striped part of the screen means that the units are in second line and hitting them by direct
fire is extremely difficult.
Hotkeys:
»» N next turn
»» M next move
»» E end battle
»» C close the screen
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10.10.2.UNIT’S ORDERS
During the naval battle the Player can try to withdraw his units by using the retreat option.
It is also possible to skip the battle directly to the battle summary report to speed things up.
If you wish to manually control the Naval battle, choose a friendly unit and then the following
actions can be made:
»» Move – moves the unit into another tile which helps to avoid
enemy fire. Left click on unit, click on new location.
»» Attack – select an enemy unit that is going to be shot by selected friendly
unit. Left click on one of your ships, left click on the target ship.
»» Withdraw – unit tries to escape. Left click on one of your ships, click on the
retreat button
During the naval battle the Player can try to withdraw his units by using the retreat option.
10.10.3.TIME ON SEA AND DISTANCE FROM PORT EFFECT
Those two modifiers have a cumulative effect on the ships ability to detect enemy fleets or
convoys, and for chance to hit enemy group during the naval battle. The higher those values
are the less chance for detection and hit.
It is also possible to skip the battle directly to the battle summary report to speed things up.
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10.11. UNLOADING LAND UNITS
FROM LANDING CRAFT
This action can only be made if there is an enemy coast adjacent to the sea zone where the
fleet is located. Upon attempting of unloading a land unit, a check is made whether the invasion
was intercepted by enemy fleets. Fleets from adjacent Sea Zones will also join in to intercept
an invasion. An interception chance is counted separately for each fleet. Also, the intercepted
fleet can avoid the attack (a special algorithm is applied to calculate this; the player has no
influence on the interception decision).
If the invasion was NOT intercepted, or the intercepting fleet was defeated, units can unload.
When unloading, another check is made; the invading unit may as a result take some losses or
even get destroyed. Always take this into account when planning a big sea invasion.
Use amphibious invasions to open new fronts, but remember that unloaded units should
immediately take over a city (preferably a Port city); otherwise, within three turns they will run
out of Supply and possibly be destroyed by the enemy very quickly. Air superiority and shore
bombardments are crucial for invasions, as they allow you to soften enemy garrisons in a Port
prior to unloading your units and attacking it.
An alternative, but very expensive and temporary solution might be creating a Mulberry Harbor,
which will provide some supply for units in its vicinity. See Section 17.5 Mulberry Supply for
more.
Note that the Amphibious Invasion action should be used to land on enemy-controlled territory.
To move units by sea between friendly-controlled ports, use the Sea Transport movement
action.
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10.12.SHORE BOMBARDMENT
This action allows one to bombard an enemy land unit close
to the coast with Battle and Patrol Groups. The following
conditions apply:
»» Can only be performed against an
enemy unit in a fire range
»» Battle Group and Patrol Group can
only bomb once a turn
»» A unit cannot be bombarded more than once per turn
Shore bombardment reduces an enemy unit’s Effectiveness
for one turn (only). The amount of Effectiveness that is reduced
depends on number of Battleships/Cruisers used in the
bombardment, as well as a die roll.
10.13.AIR CARRIER
STRIKES ON UNITS,
SEA ZONES AND PORTS
This action allows you to attack an enemy unit or a Port city with carriers in a sea zone adjacent
to it. To attempt an Air Strike, choose a Carrier Group in a sea zone. After pressing Strike button,
all available targets will be highlighted.
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10.14. ASSIGNING COMMANDERS
This will open a popup window from which you can assign/recall a Commander to/from a unit.
Assigning a commander will have following effects for every skill point:
»» 5% chance for avoiding damages during naval battle,
»» 5% chance for detecting enemy convoy,
»» 5% chance for detecting enemy ships when enter sea zone.
11.PURCHASING AND
DEPLOYING NEW UNITS
Clicking the Purchase button in the Game Button panel will open a new window
in which you can purchase new land, air, and naval units as well as SMPs, STPs,
and AIPs.
Click the left-hand drop-down menu to select a unit type. The drop-down menu to
the right lets you select a Level for the current unit; only Levels you have researched will be
available. The cost of the currently-selected unit and Level is displayed in the middle of the
window, along with your total number of PPs remaining.
Click Purchase to buy the unit (a sound prompt will verify your purchase). You may buy as
many units as you have PPs to spare, but keep in mind that keeping some PPs in reserve to
‘save up’ for more expensive units, or to help re-build damaged units, may be useful. Click Exit
when you’re finished.
Notice that each subsequent SMP or AIP purchased is more expensive than the last one bought.
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Purchased land and air units are added to the production queue, where they are built after
several turns. After a unit is built it is transferred into a Reserve Pool, from which they can be
placed on a map using the Deploy Unit’s button.
Units are deployed from units management panel. Land and air units may be deployed in cities
and around them. Naval units can only be deployed in controlled ports which are large enough.
When the units panel button is clicked (hotkey U), a menu will appear with three tabs on
top. Click on the tab for the unit you wish to view, Air or Sea. The land tab is default. Now in
the middle of the screen click on the “To Deploy” button tab. When this tab is clicked, any
purchased units from previous turns will be displayed. To deploy a unit from this list, click it to
select it, and then click Deploy Unit. A map will appear. You can only deploy land and air units
in Supply-center cities that you control and its adjacent hexes.
To deploy a Naval unit look for a port that is large enough and that you control.
Click Exit to return to the game if you don’t want to deploy any more units.
Note: The unit panel will remain on the “To deploy tab” the next time you open up the panel. To
view on map units click the tab.
11.1.HOW PRODUCTION POINTS
ARE COLLECTED
PPs are collected by a country during the end-of-turn sequence. The following rules are used
to calculate the amount of PPs collected:
»» Resource hexes yield their full PP value to the hex’s controller.
»» Cities that are owned yield their full PP value to the hex’s controller.
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»» PPs from cities that are occupied (i.e. controlled but NOT owned)
yield 15% of their total PP value to its current controller.
»» PPs from cities that were annexed as a result of surrendering (i.e.
are owned by a given country, but were not owned by this country at
the beginning of the game) are distributed in the following way:
»» 25% of its PPs go directly to its current owner.
»» 25% of its PPs are distributed among countries that waged war with its
original owner; these PPs are distributed according to the victory share.
After PPs are calculated for a country using the above rules, they are modified by three factors
as follows:
»» Social Unrest (SU). The Social Unrest number is a percent that is subtracted
directly from 100. So, if Social Unrest is 30, the modifier will be 70% (100 – 30).
»» War Economy (WE). This number is a percentage that acts
as a direct modifier. So, if a country’s War Economy is equal
to 40, the War Economy modifier will be 40%
»» Difficulty Level: If a country is played with Very Easy difficulty, the modifier
is 200%; at Easy: 150%; Normal is 100%; Hard 75%; and Very Hard 50%.
After everything is applied, the modified PP amount is collected by the country.
PPs can be saved from turn to turn, however it might happen that in some scenarios, part of
the stored PP will be wasted due to the various reasons.
11.2.UNIT UPKEEP
Every unit’s strength point cost a specified amount of PP of upkeep every turn. Default is 0.1
PP for each Strength point, but it may vary for some countries.
PP needed for unit upkeep are deducted just after Collecting them. Please note that all above
are default values and might be different for some countries.
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12.RESEARCHING NEW
TECHNOLOGIES
Clicking the Research button in the Game Button panel opens up a Research
window.
You can invest in six different Research fields: Infantry, Tanks, Combat Aircraft,
Submarines, Navy, and Nuclear Bombs. Each field may have from one to four
‘Money Piles’ invested in it at a time.
A Money Pile is a general expression
of your country’s research efforts in
that particular category; the more
Money Piles there are, the more effort
your scientists are making in that
particular project, towards the next
attainable level. The current level for
that category is displayed as well.
You can buy a Money Pile in each
category. The cost for the next one
is listed next to the category’s Invest
button. As long as you have the
requisite PPs available, and there
aren’t already four Money Piles in that category, you can buy another one by clicking the Invest
button.
Each Money Pile will generate a random amount of progress in the category. When the next
level is achieved in a given field, all investments in this field are zeroed.
The different Research fields, and what they affect, are as follows:
»» Infantry. Allows the building of higher-level Infantry
(including Motorized Infantry) units, which in turn allows
you to upgrade existing units to higher levels.
»» Armor. Allows the building of higher-level Armored units, which in
turn allows you to upgrade existing units to higher levels.
»» Aircraft. Allows the building of higher-level Air units, which in
turn allows you to upgrade existing units to higher levels.
»» Submarines. Increases the to-hit chance of submarines in sea battles.
»» Navy. Increases the to-hit chance of all other naval units
(everything besides Submarines) in sea battles.
»» Nuclear. The penultimate military weapon of World War II; it’s
possible for any country to build this, but is extremely expensive
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to develop and most likely will only be attainable by resource-rich
countries. This field has only two levels, 0 and 1. Achieving level 1 will
automatically add one nuclear bomb to your arsenal every month.
Research progress is calculated once a month. The progress is random, however the more
investment you have the faster the research. If you were to start with zero investment, It would
take about one year for a technology level to be achieved if all the piles of cash have been
invested.
13.DIPLOMACY
Political mode can be turned on by
clicking the very right button under the
minimap.
13.1.OVERVIEW
The main part of the screen contains a map with different colors; every city on the map is
changing into a flag of actual controller:
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Axis country
Allied country
Comintern Country
Neutral country
Pressing these buttons will open the Diplomatic window with that country’s information.
In the top bar, the number of Diplomatic Points (DPs) you have for the current
turn is displayed. Each action takes a certain number of Points, which can be
‘saved’ from turn to turn to ‘buy’ more expensive actions down the road. Click
the Diplomacy button again to switch to normal view.
13.2.COUNTRY INFORMATION
By clicking at any place on the map in the Diplomatic window
you will receive information about the country that owns the
selected location. The information displayed is as follows:
Country: The name of the country is followed by its Social
Unrest and War Economy levels:
Social Unrest: This value ranges from 0% to 100% and
modifies the PPs that country collects each turn. For a Social
Unrest value of X%, that country will only collect a percentage
of their total PPs equal to (100 – X). This percentage value
can increase as a result of different diplomatic actions and/or
events. It will decrease by 0.5% each turn.
War Economy: This value ranges from 0% to 100% and
modifies the PPs that country collects each turn. When a
country is at peace, this value won’t change. When it is at
war, though, it will grow by a certain amount each turn (faster
in Regimes, slower in Democracies; see Political Orientation,
below).
Alliance: Shows the alliance to which the selected country
belongs. This also shows if the country is the alliance’s leader.
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There are only three alliances in the game (Axis, Allies, and Comintern); creating other alliances
is not possible. A country that is not in any of these alliances is considered a neutral country.
In the game, the term “neutral” does not mean the country will stay out of the war, but rather
that the country will stay out of the main alliance. Neutral countries can be at war with each
other or with any alliance.
Alliance Entry: This value is displayed for all countries on the map as the rightmost number.
It ranges from 0% to 100% and shows how close the country is to joining an alliance. It can
be increased or decreased as a result of diplomatic actions and special events. So countries
can only join one Alliance, and other countries can only try to keep them from joining it or
encourage them to join. Reaching 100% means automatic entry.
Political Orientation: This determines which alliance a country will join when it reaches
100%. It is also a key factor in determining the costs of different diplomatic actions or their
success chance.
There are six orientations in the game:
The red arrows indicate that there is an impact on the country’s Social Unrest. Blue arrows
indicate no such impact. So, there are costs (or benefits, depending) if a country changes its
orientation.
Refer to this chart to better visualize the descriptions below.
The orientations are:
Communist Regime. This closed country is fully run by a Communist government. It can’t get
much more Red than this, but can become partially Democratic by changing its orientation
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to Pro-Comintern. Communist Regimes that are neutral will join the Comintern when their
alliance entry reaches 100%.
Nationalist Regime. This closed country is run by a Fascist government. It may become
partially Democratic by changing its orientation to Pro-Axis. Neutral Nationalist Regimes will
join the Axis when their alliance entry reaches 100%.
Firm Democracy. A Democracy is a free nation, but can be weakened by changing to ProAllied. Neutral Firm Democracies will join the Allies when their alliance entry reaches 100%.
Pro-Axis. This is still a Democratic country, but with a possibility of becoming a Nationalist
Regime. It can also change to Pro-Allied or Pro-Comintern. Neutral Pro-Axis countries will join
the Axis when their alliance entry reaches 100%.
Pro-Allied. This represents a Weak Democracy. It may become stronger and turn into a Firm
Democracy or change to Pro-Axis or Pro-Comintern. Neutral Pro-Allied countries will join the
Allies when their alliance entry reaches 100%.
Pro-Comintern. This is a Democratic country, but leaning towards Communism with the
possibility of becoming a Communist Regime. It may also change to Pro-Axis or Pro-Allied.
Neutral Pro- Communist countries will join the Comintern when their alliance entry reaches
100%.
Zone of Influence: The country can be in a Zone of Influence of any of the three main alliances.
Declaring war on a neutral country in an alliance’s Zone of influence will automatically make
this country join that alliance.
Political Strength: This has an effect on the country’s initiative in a game turn, but more
importantly, it tells how difficult is to influence the country. This is an important factor in
determining the base cost of diplomatic actions towards this country.
Status: Whether the country is at war or not.
13.3.DIPLOMATIC ACTIONS (OWN COUNTRY)
By clicking on your country’s capital, four Diplomatic Actions become available. To perform
them, you have to have enough DPs. The base cost of a Diplomatic Action (in DPs) for
your own country is equal to the Political Strength of your country. This value can be then
modified (increased or decreased) depending on the type of Action and - usually – the Political
Orientation of your country.
13.3.1.
DELAY ALLIANCE ENTRY
This Action is used to attempt to decrease the Alliance Entry for your country. This action
is very cheap for Democracies, reasonable for Communist or Pro-Communist countries, and
expensive for Nationalist Regimes and Pro-Axis countries. The following conditions apply for
delaying your alliance entry:
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»» The country must be neutral (not in an alliance), and
»» Its Alliance Entry rating must be greater than 0.
This Action can only be performed once per turn
13.3.2.
HASTEN ALLIANCE ENTRY
Use this Action to increase the Alliance Entry rating of your country. This is cheaper for Regimes
or Pro-Axis/Pro-Communist countries, and expensive for Democracies and Pro-Allied countries.
The following conditions apply for hastening your alliance entry:
»» The country must be neutral (not in an alliance), and
»» Its Alliance Entry rating must be greater than 0.
This Action can only be performed once per turn
13.3.3.
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Use this Action to change the Political Orientation of your country without negative
consequences. Be aware, though, that changing the Orientation in a way which will change
its Alignment (Pro-Axis –vv-- Pro-Axis, or Pro-Comintern -- Pro-Allied) will cause a reduction
of your country’s Alliance Entry level. The following conditions apply for holding Parliamentary
Elections:
»» The elections can be held only ONCE in a single game;
»» Elections are NOT possible for Communist/Nationalist Regimes;
»» The country must be neutral (not in an alliance); and
»» The country MUST NOT be at war.
13.3.4.
CHANGE POLITICAL ORIENTATION
Use this Action to change the Political Orientation of your country. Be aware, though, that
changing the Orientation in a way which will change its alignment will cause a reduction of
your country’s Alliance Entry level. Changing your Political Orientation with this Action will
cause an increase of Social Unrest within your country. It will increase even more if you’re
changing its Orientation AND its Alignment. The following conditions apply for changing your
country’s Political Orientation:
»» This Action is available only once per turn;
»» Your country must be neutral (not in an alliance);
»» Your country’s Social Unrest must be lower than 75%; and
»» The country MUST NOT be at war.
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13.4.DIPLOMATIC ACTIONS
(OTHER COUNTRIES)
By clicking on a hex owned by other than your country, three Diplomatic Actions become
available. To perform any of these Actions, you have to have enough DPs available. The base
cost of the action (in DPs) is the Political Strength of the selected country. This value can be
then modified (increased or decreased) depending on the type of Action and - usually – the
Political Orientation of both your country and the selected country.
13.4.1.
DECLARE WAR
This Action immediately puts you at war with the selected country. If you are in an alliance, your
allies will automatically join the war on your side. The following conditions apply for this Action:
»» You cannot directly declare war on a country that is a member
of an alliance; instead, to go to war with that particular country,
you will have to declare war on their alliance leader;
»» You cannot declare war on a country with the same
or similar Political Orientation as yours; and
»» Declaring war on a country that is in a Zone of Influence of another
alliance will cause the targeted country to join that alliance; you will
then find yourself at war with all members of that alliance.
The base cost (measured in DPs) of declaring war is the Political Strength of the target country.
This value is then multiplied by a modifier whose value depends on the alliance (or whether or
not they are an alliance leader) and the Political Orientation of both the country that declares
war and the country on which war is declared. The following table shows the value of this
modifier:
The modifier number is the percent that the Base Cost is modified by. Therefore, a zero (0)
means you can declare war without cost; 100 means there are no changes to the Base Cost,
50 means the Base Cost is halved, and so on.
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Declaring war also has another effect: it increases the Social Unrest in the country that declares
war. Social Unrest will grow by a fixed value, which depends on the same factors as the ones
described above. These values are described in the table below:
13.4.2.
EXERT PRESSURE
This Action represents diplomatic efforts made by your country to influence the Alliance Entry
value of the selected country. When performed on a country with a similar Political Orientation
as yours, this will INCREASE the Alliance Entry level of the targeted country. When the Alliance
Entry reaches 100%, the target country joins the alliance appropriate for its Political Orientation.
If the alliance is at war, it automatically joins the war on its new allies’ side.
When this is performed on a country with a different political orientation than yours, it will
DECREASE the Alliance Entry; however, in this case the Action may fail (which means no
change in its Alliance Entry).
The following conditions apply:
»» The country must be neutral (not in an alliance); and
»» This option is available once per turn per target country per alliance of
the country performing this action. For example: if Germany (Axis) exerts
pressure on Romania, no other Axis countries may use this action on Romania
in the current game turn (the Allies and/or USSR still can, however).
If you exert pressure on a country with a different Political Orientation than yours, the failure
chance is the Political Strength of the targeted country (if they are a Firm Democracy or
Regime), or half of its Political Strength (in all other cases). Also, the cost of this Action is, in
such cases, 50% greater.
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13.4.3.
COUP D’ETAT
This Action represents an attempt by your country to change the Political Orientation of
the target country by brutally replacing its ruling government with one that has a Political
Orientation closer to your country’s. The following conditions apply:
»» The country must be neutral (not in an alliance);
»» The country MUST NOT be at war; and
»» If the target country’s Political Orientation exactly
matches yours, this Action is not allowed.
This Action is always risky. The chance of success is a combination of the Political Strength
and the Political Orientation of the targeted country. When a coup d’etat attempt fails, it causes
the following effects:
»» The targeted country’s Political Strength is increased by 10;
»» The Political Strength of the country that failed the attempt is reduced by 5; and
»» The Alliance Entry of the targeted country is increased.
When the attempt succeeds, the Political Orientation of the targeted country is changed one
step closer to yours, but its Alliance Entry takes a moderate drop.
The cost of this Action is the Political Strength of the targeted country multiplied by 2.5.
14.REPORTS
The Reports button in the Game Buttons panel will provide you with a detailed
analysis of many aspects of the game (hot key: R).
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Select the type of a report and a country from the drop-down menu at the top of this window
to display the information for different countries.
There are two tabs. The first is Reports Statistics. The second is Reports Events.
The following reports are available in the Statistics tab:
»» General Summary – with general review about the country status
»» Production – with information about PP income
»» Upkeep – with the cost of unit’s upkeep
»» Research – with the effect of researches
»» Convoys – with the status of convoys sent during last turn
»» Victory Points – with the number of VP held by alliances or countries
»» Cities – with the cities information
»» Commanders – with the information about commanders
»» Naval groups lost – with the information about the losses on sea
»» Losses dealt and taken – with the information about
casualties dealt and received against each enemy
The following reports are available in the Events tab:
»» Raiders Activity – with the effect of raiders actions
»» Destroyed convoys – with information about destroyed convoys
»» Battle at Sea – with information about naval battles
»» Sea Zones attack – with information about air strikes on sea zones
»» Combat (attack) – with information about battles fought as attacker
»» Combat (defense) – with information about battles fought as defender
»» Air Strike – with information about air bombardment
»» Air Combat – with information about dogfights
»» Shore Bombardment – with information about naval bombardment
»» Strategic Bombardment – with information about
effect of own strategic bombardment
»» Strategic Bombardment (losses) –information about losses
dealt to own cities by enemy strategic bombers
»» Sieges – Information about sieged cities
»» Events – Detailed information about historical
events that occurred for other countries
»» Cheats – Information about a player using cheats
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14.1.GENERAL SUMMARY
There are four tabs in the Summary Report. Choose a country in the box below and then click
on a tab on the right; you only have access to countries in your Alliance. The information tabs
are as follows:
»» Alliance
»» Political Orientation
»» Zone of Influence
»» Political Strength
»» Social Unrest
»» War Economy
»» Land Warfare doctrine level
»» Nuclear Bombs
14.2.RESOURCES
»» Production Points
»» Diplomatic Points
»» SMP Strategic Movement Points
»» STP Strategic Transport Points
»» ATP Amphibious Transport Points
14.3.UNITS
This lists all the different type of units in the game with columns for on map quantities and in
reserve quantities. Note that sub types are rolled up to the main unit type. For example: Coastal
Submarine = submarine type, light carrier = Carrier.
14.4.TECHNOLOGY
This lists all the different type of technology available and the current level achieved.
14.5.PRODUCTION
Occupied cities: You will receive 50% of the PPs from captured cities. Once the country
surrenders, you will get 100%.
Annexed cities: You will receive 80% of the PPs from annexed cities.
The important thing to watch here is Civil Order. Events will occur that affect Social Unrest.
Social unrest affects your Civil Order; when Civil Order decreases, so does production;
conversely, when it increases, you will get more production.
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War economy will go up at about 5% per month. There are events that affect WE. War economy
is the same as Civil order. When it decreases, you lose PPs. When it goes up you gain PPs.
14.6.CONVOYS
Date and turn of convoy is shown in header.
The first line shows the convoy size, departure and destination point.
The second line shows results, Success or Failed
The third line shows how the convoy got from point A to point B.
The bottom is a summary of what the convoy did and it’s impact on the game.
Convoy reports are kept in history. You may page back to see other convoys for the last or
previous turns.
14.7.CITIES
Use the bottom box to select the country you wish to see; on the right will be three tabs:
Controlled, Owned, All.
In the Controlled tab you can click on any city and the map will go there. Just click exit. Now
open up the Report menu again and go to Cities. Clicking on any header will sort the column.
A player can do the same thing in the Owned and All tabs.
»» Name: Name of the city
»» Controlled: The current country that possesses the city.
»» Owner: The country that the city belongs to per international decree. In
most cases it will be the country that controlled it at started the game.
However, this changes if a country surrenders. It may also change by an
event. Control is important as it effects who can deploy new troops.
»» Type: Tells a player what the city consists of. For example,
a port, resource or MSS (Main Supply Source)
»» VP: The number of victory point the city is worth.
»» PP: The number of Production Points the city produces
»» Supply: The current supply in the city. Full supply is 30.
»» Own Supply: The amount of supply the city generates. If
it is less than 30 than it needs to be connected to a MSS
(or a convoy, or a Mulberry) to receive full supply.
»» Coords: The Coordinates of the city on the map.
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14.8.COMMANDER
The commander report helps you find and organize your commanders. There are three tabs,
Land, Air Naval. Once again you can click on the bottom left hand box to choose a country. On
the right we have Name, skill, Experience, Location and its assignment to a unit. Once again we
can sort by headers. Using photographs, Unit names and Commanders we can fully immerse
ourselves into history and become part of the game.
14.9.NAVAL GROUPS LOST
We can check our Naval skills here. This report allows us to view all countries in the game,
just pick one in the bottom left box. In the right hand box, the column Unit & Fleet will show
the name of the ship on the first line and its fleet on the second. Then the next column shows
attacker unit and country. The third column has the sea zone in which the vessel was sunk and
how it occurred. Regular, Naval Battle, Surprise Attack, Sea Bombardment, Submarine Attack.
The last column shows the date and turn the vessel was sunk.
15.ENDING A TURN
To end your turn, click the End Turn button in the Game Buttons panel. (hot key
Q) After the last country ends its turn, the game makes a series of checks and
calculations before beginning a new turn. Some special events may be activated
and sea battles can occur. The most important of these end-of-turn activities are
described below.
15.1.SURRENDERING COUNTRIES
A check is made for each country to see if it surrenders. A country surrenders when it is at
war and losses all Victory Points it owns. Cities that are not owned by the country (but are only
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controlled), DO NOT count for this calculation. So for example, if Germany controlled a pocket in
Russia with one Russian City worth 1 VP in it, but losses all VPs that it owns within its borders,
it would automatically surrender at the end of the turn.
The surrendering country losses all Land, Air, and Naval units. All of its Supply sources are also
converted to normal cities.
When a country fights more than one country (say, in an alliance) and surrenders, the
conquering countries divide up ‘shares,’ or credit for the conquest. Any shares in victory are
calculated for each country that waged war against the surrendering country. These shares
are calculated based on losses dealt to the surrendering country by all countries that waged
war against it. The country with the biggest share is considered the victorious country and is
displayed in the surrendering message (for example “Germany surrenders to USSR” means
that USSR was a victorious country over Germany).
You may check at any time how many losses each country is dealt by clicking the Reports
button in the main screen. These shares are remembered and used for calculations of
Production Points.
The ownership of all hexes of the surrendering country are transferred to the current controllers
of these hexes. Ownership of all remaining hexes is transferred to the victorious country.
Surrendering is the only way in which hexes can change ownership.
When the surrendering country is an alliance leader, the leadership of the alliance is passed
on to the alliance member with greatest political strength. When the last alliance member is
eliminated, the game is over. When an Alliance is eliminated it cannot be revived. When only
one alliance is left, the game ends.
15.2.COLLECTING PRODUCTION POINTS
All countries collect PPs at the end of the turn.
The following information can be viewed in Reports:
»» Production from Resources: The total number of PPs your
country collected from Resource hexes you own/control.
»» Production from Own Cities: The total number of PPs your country
collected from your own Cities (that is, those Cities from within
your country’s borders, NOT cities your country occupies).
»» Production from Occupied Cities: The total number of PPs
your country collected from Cities you occupy (that is, those
Cities that are not within your country’s borders).
»» Production from Owned Annexed Cities: The total number of PPs your
country collected from Cities you own that have been annexed.
»» Total Production: The total amount of PPs from the above categories.
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After Total Production, you will find all Modifiers listed that will affect your total PPs collected.
The Total Modifier is the cumulative modifier from all of these.
At the bottom, “COLLECTED” is displayed, and indicates the total number of PPs your country
collected after modifiers are applied. These are the PPs you can spend in your next turn.
15.3.UNIT UPKEEP
Every unit’s strength point is charged with Production Points, values vary for different countries.
15.4.RESEARCH PROGRESS
Progress in Research is determined at the end of every month.
The estimated completion time for each category is displayed. Each Star in a Research
category generates a random value of 1 to 6 Progress Points.
If progress was made in a category, the information displayed will indicate this. All categories,
except for Nuclear Bomb, require progress to reach 150; when it does, a new Technology level
is achieved in that category.
The Nuclear Bomb technology requires 800 progress in order to achieve it. For more details on
Nuclear Bombs, see section 9.3.
16.SPECIAL EVENTS
Special Events may be generated at the end of every turn.
An Event is an external world occurrence or an internal domestic incident that a player cannot
control. These are based upon history during WW II. A pop-up window will display the event at
the beginning of your turn.
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16.1.OPTIONS
An Option is an import junction at a point in time where the player may choose between two or
more outcomes. Some of the options affect your domestic policies while others will affect your
external affairs with other countries.
Options have been added to Time of Fury for alternative histories and replay of the game. If you
like playing a historical game, pick the option the closely matches past.
Usually, an Option has two choices for a player to select. These choices offer different ways of
dealing with the situation, each of which usually has drastically different possible outcomes.
To view these, hover the cursor over each option button for details. Some options will cause
Special Events to execute for other countries.
Choices can be viewed at a later date by using the Report menu and events tab.
In PBEM game, choices in Options for all human players are chosen by the AI.
17.SUPPLY
Supply is important for units and allows them to perform actions. Low supply has a negative
effect on units.
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17.1.CALCULATING SUPPLY
First of all, in Time of Fury we have three types of cities: City, Resource and Main Supply Source
(MSS). Let’s put resources on the side, as this one is not affecting supply system at all.
Every unit needs supplies to perform its basic action, which is moving and fighting. Shortages
in supply cause units to be weaker and movement range reduction
When maximum supply level is equal to 30, a unit is operating with full strength and all Action
Points. When this is reduced to 0, unit is almost defenseless and useless and also unable to
move.
Usually your units will operate with a supply range between 10 and 25, where 20 is not so bad,
but below that it’s good to find new sources.
Every country controls at least one MSS (usually capital), which is producing 30 supply. It
delivers supply to other cities and neighbor units.
Every city is producing ‘Own Supply’ which can be equal to a value between 1 and 30. Supply
from cities is delivered to units.
If a city has a railroad connection to MSS through owned or allied territory, then that city’s
available supply is at level 30.
If a city hasn’t got a railroad connection to a MSS, but there is a land connection through land
or allied territory, then MSS is delivering supply at level 15 to that city. If city’s ‘own supply’ is
higher than that, then city is using ‘own supply’.
There also can be a situation when the city is not connected with the MSS by land, but a convoy
is sent. If the convoy with supply is delivered to a city with railroads, then supply is delivered
using standard rules to other cities. In this case, supply is connected with the convoy, port and
by railroad or land to units.
Supply from cities to units is delivered with a cost. Supply level is reduced using movement
cost of motorized unit at given hex. So, if unit is three hexes (one plain and two forests) from
city connected by rails to the MSS, then the unit is getting supply equal to 25 (30-1-2-2=25).
17.2.LOWERED SUPPLY
A unit that has a lowered amount of supply also has the following:
»» lowered efficiency
»» lowered AP
»» lowered column during battle
»» lowered air-strike modifier
»» lowered maximum replacements
»» It might be impossible to perform strategic redeployment.
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17.3.OUT OF SUPPLY
Unit that has been surrounded and is without any city inside the cut off area becomes out of
supply. For each turn when a unit is out of supply its effectiveness and AP are reduced by 1/3.
17.4.SUPPLYING BY FLEET
Another option to supply land units is to keep naval units in an adjacent Sea Zone. Supply
provided by friendly naval units reaches three hexes deep into the land.
Friendly fleets provide the following amount of supply to the coastal hex (which is later
delivered on standard rules) with following values:
»» Battle Group – 1 supply point
»» Patrol Group – 2 supply points
Every enemy group reduces supply value by 1 point. For example: You have one Battle Group
and one Patrol Group in an adjacent Sea Zone with the enemy’s one Patrol Group. Supply is
1+2-1=1.
So, it is important to have a large number of ships in the Sea Zone adjacent to the hex acting
as your beachhead.
Units that have landed retain the original supply source for three turns, in which, after that
they will rely upon fleets or the closest land source of supply that is controlled by your forces.
Note: Fleet supply on reaches three hexes inland. It is imperative to capture a supply source,
or use a Mulberry (see Section [17.5] Mulberry Supply).
When considering supply, don’t dither around – capture a supply source quickly.
17.5.MULBERRY SUPPLY
A Mulberry is a special unit that can be built up on a coastal hex. By default it costs 300 PP and
provides 20 supply for two months.
To build a Mulberry, look at the information panel on the left side of the map. Now click on a
land hex that you control next to the sea. There will be a small icon that will be highlighted if
you can build it. Click it.
17.6.AIRLIFT SUPPLY
It happens automatically when a unit is out of supply and is within range of a bomber. Every
point of bomber`s strength has 10% chance of providing one point of supply to a cut-off unit.
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18.WEATHER
At the beginning of every turn weather is calculated. At each hex there is a separate chance
for rain or snow to occur. Both atmospheric conditions effect battles and movement cost and
railroads’ repair time.
Also, each country can be affected differently with the scale of changes, in other words winter
is more harmful for Mediterranean countries than for Finland.
19.MULTIPLAYER
Time of Fury allows play in two multiplayer modes, Hot Seat and PBEM.
19.1.HOT SEAT
Hot Seat games are played by more than one player but on just one computer. Before the game,
players should decide who controls which country, and when its turn comes, take control over
that country until the End of Turn. All players should be aware of reports, events and naval
battles after last player’s turn.
19.2.PBEM
Time of Fury is using Slitherine’s PBEM++ system that allows players to handle all PBEM
Games through the company servers.
To log in to the PBEM++ server you must have a Slitherine forum account, which is free to set
up. You can create an account from in game or by visiting www.slitherine.com/forum.
To start a PBEM game, choose Multiplayer option in the main menu.
It is suggested to read all tooltips that will lead you through the process of running your first
PBEM Game.
20.PARTISANS
Partisans have a very important role in the Time of Fury, as they can capture cities and railroads.
The German player must be especially aware of partisans appearing behind the front lines.
It is crucial to keep some garrison units in occupied territories to help deter partisan activity or
snuff it out before they can do too much damage.
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21.SPECIAL FLAVOR UNITS
Special Flavor Units are units with unique names in the game. Not all unique names will have
a special photograph. These units will retain their photograph when upgrading the size or level
of the unit. They are in the game to give more diversity of the types of equipment used in WW II.
If a special unit is killed and you like the photograph, just rename any unit with the special
name.
22.CREDITS
WASTELANDS INTERACTIVE
PRODUCTION AND MANAGING
Leszek ‘doomtrader’ Lisowski
GAME DESIGN
Leszek ‘doomtrader’ Lisowski
PROGRAMMING
Andrzej ‘Uhacz’ Uszakow
EDITOR PROGRAMMING
Bartłomiej Sieczka
LEAD GRAPHIC ARTIST
Dawid ‘_Silent_’ Cichy
GRAPHIC ARTISTS AND 3D MODELERS
Krzysztof ‘Vianom’ Wasilewski, Marcin
‘moonwalker007’ Pawłowski
ADDITIONAL MAP AND UNIT SKINS
Pedro ‘PETER123’ Bosch,
AgentS, Romdanzer
RESEARCH
Roman ‘Severian’ Siewier, Grzesiek ‘gtmx’
Malcherek , Cezariusz ‘Harpagon’ Chuszcz,
Dawid Tyrcha, Glenn L. Rasmussen
MUSIC ARTISTS
Piotr Koczewski, Kevin MacLeod
GEOGRAPHIC CONSULTANT
Krzysztof Jabłoński, Bartek
‘Paszczak’ Paszcza
TRANSLATOR
Gary Gardner
BETA TESTERS
Chuck ‘cpdeyoung’ de Young,
gwgardner, AgentS, Glenn L. Rasmussen,
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AH4Ever, Uxbridge, Romdanzer,
belphegor, rjh1971, Hairog
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Special Thanks to our families, beta
testers, all our forum members,
supporters and Wikipedia.
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YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, PRESS “DISAGREE”. THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT IS A
LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SLITHERINE LTD. AND OR MATRIX GAMES LTD. AND/OR
THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR SUB LICENSEES.
1. General. This software product in its entirety is copyrighted and is protected by international law. The
software and any accompanying documentation or media including this License whether on disk, in
read only memory, or in any other form are licensed, not sold, to you by Slitherine Ltd. and or Matrix
Games Ltd. and is for use only under the terms of this License. Slitherine and or Matrix Games reserve
all rights not expressly granted to you. The rights granted herein are limited and do not include any
patents or intellectual property rights. Slitherine and or Matrix Games expressly retain ownership of
the Software itself.
2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions. This License allows you to install and use one copy of
the Software on a single computer at any time. This License does not allow the Software to exist on
more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Software available over a network where
it could be used by multiple computers at the same time. You may not copy, reproduce, translate,
decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, or create derivative works from the assembled
code or any part thereof. The software may contain an Editor that allows purchaser to create new
assets, modify existing assets or files or create custom levels, scenarios or other materials for use
solely in connection with the existing software (“new materials”). Purchaser is not permitted to use, or
allow third parties to use the Editor and/or any new materials created, for any commercial purposes
whatsoever, or in any other software, without the express prior written permission of Slitherine Ltd.
and or Matrix Games Ltd. Any persons so doing is committing an offence and or a copyright violation
and will be subject to appropriate civil or criminal action at the discretion Slitherine Ltd. and or Matrix
Games Ltd.
3. Game Servers. Use of the software by purchaser on Slitherine’s or Matrix Games servers is allowed
entirely at the discretion of Slitherine and or Matrix Games, who at their sole discretion reserve the
right to remove, deny or prevent any purchaser from using the Companies servers for any reason
whatsoever including unreasonable, abusive or offensive language or behaviour and without
consultation or notice.
4. Support & Multiplayer. In certain situations and at their sole discretion Slitherine Ltd. and or Matrix
Games Ltd. may refuse technical support and access to multiplayer or online functionality, including
but not limited to the following; the user attempts or assist other to to bypass security measures on
the software, or the user is abusive to Slitherine and or Matrix Games staff and or it’s community, or
Slitherine or Matrix Games has reason to suspect the user is attempting to cheat or assisting others
to cheat.
5. Transfer. Purchaser may not rent, lease, lend or sublicense the Software to any person or entity.
6. Termination. This License is effective until terminated. Your rights under this License will terminate
automatically without notice from Slitherine and or Matrix Games if you fail to comply with any term(s)
of this License. Upon the termination of this License, you shall cease all use of the Software.
7. Warranty. This Software is provided without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied,
including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, which are hereby
disclaimed. In no event will Slitherine Ltd and or Matrix Games Ltd be liable for any special, incidental,
or consequential damages resulting from possession, use, or malfunction of this software product.
8. Disclaimer. You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the software is at your sole risk
and that the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy and effort rests with you.
The software is provided “as is”; with all faults and without warranty of any kind, and Slitherine Ltd
and or Matrix games or their licensors, subsidiaries, affiliates or sub licensees hereby disclaim all
warranties and conditions with respect to the software, express, implied or statutory. Slitherine and
Matrix Games do not warrant against interference of your enjoyment of the software, nor that the
functions contained in the software will meet your requirements, nor that the operation of the software
will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects in the software will be corrected. No oral or written
information or advice given by Slitherine and or Matrix Games or any authorized representative shall
create a warranty. Should the software prove defective, you assume the entire cost of all necessary
servicing, repair or correction.
9. Limitation of Liability. Is restricted to the full extent not prohibited by law, in no event will Slitherine
and or Matrix Games be liable for personal injury, or any incidental, special, indirect or consequential
damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of data, business
interruption or any other commercial damages or losses, arising out of or related to your use or inability
to use the software, however caused, regardless of the theory of liability (contract, tort or otherwise)
and even if Slitherine or Matrix Games has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no
event shall Slitherine Ltd and or Matrix Games Ltd. total liability to you for all damages (other than as
may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) exceed the amount which the
purchaser paid for the software or Fifty US Dollars ($50) whichever is less. The foregoing limitations
will apply even if the above stated remedy fails in its essential purpose.
10. Controlling Law and Severability. This License will be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of England and Wales. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any
provision, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, the remainder of this License shall continue in full
force and effect.
11. Complete Agreement; Governing Language. This License constitutes the entire agreement
between the parties with respect to the use of the Software licensed herein and supersedes all prior or
contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification
of this License will be binding unless in writing and signed by Slitherine Ltd and Matrix Games Ltd.
Any translation of this License is done for local requirements and in the event of a dispute between the
English and any non-English versions; the English version of this License shall govern.
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