Unlocking True Neutrals Based ON VC's ON The Euro Side

Have you been playing with some house rules over the years - or even recently invented, that you'd like to share?
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WILD BILL
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Unlocking True Neutrals Based ON VC's ON The Euro Side

Post by WILD BILL » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:49 pm

Could VC's unlock the connection of the true neutrals. Would it have been possible for the axis to pressure say Turkey to join their side based on the fact the axis are winning the war, or have a substantial advantage in that region. VC's are a measuring tool of how things are going.

Could a house rule on the Euro side of say 6 VC's be a linchpin. If the axis reach 6 VCs (on Euro side) then they are allowed to invade true neutrals (w/o consequences of flipping them all). I noticed that all the true neutrals on the Euro side have an even number of infantry. If the axis have 6 VC's they have to fight 1/2 the inf shaded on the map and kill them. The other 1/2 join the invader (just place units on the board of the invaders color after the win). In case of Turkey, you fight 4 inf, then get the other 4 inf in your color.

Likewise in the same scenario (axis have 6 VCs), the UK or Russia (US not allowed) can also invade w/o consequences of flipping the other neutrals. They would be rushing in ahead to def against the axis intruders. This wouldn't be a smooth operation, so resistance would be expected. Same thing happens, you have to kill 1/2 the standing army, then the other 1/2 joins your side.

In the event the axis have 7 VCs (on Euro board) then there is more pressure for the neutrals to join the axis. The axis now don't have to defeat 1/2 the standing army, they just NCM in, and the standing army joins them. Likewise the allies (Russia/UK) can make a last ditch effort to take the country over, but would have to defeat the entire standing army.

By making it that only the UK & Russia are allowed to take over true neutrals the US can't push their weight around. The S American neutrals would be difficult for other powers to get to, and the African neutrals are only worth 1 IPC.

IDK, it could be interesting, but I'm sure there are some holes. Maybe it could be more of a regional VCs. Like Adding India to the mix when talking about neutrals in the Middle East. Have India count towards your 6 VCs (or 7 VCs) to gain access to the true neutrals in the Mid East (Saudi, Turkey, and Afghanistan).

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Re: Unlocking True Neutrals Based ON VC's ON The Euro Side

Post by SithlordRPGA » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:24 pm

Im trying to think of something also. I understand the rules but Im not a huge fan of all neutral allies jump to the otherside at once.

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