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Greg
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Is Paderborn supposed to have an Industrial Complex symbol on the map? It’s the only city that does not have a target type symbol. Yet it’s designated as a Transportation Centre production industrial complex on the Target Pad when using the Key Industrial Complexes optional rule 51. Should it be treated as an industrial complex particularly when playing the tournament game or advanced game not using optional rule 51?
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Steven Cabral
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Paderborn was a university town. The only targets were the airfield and motor sheds. It was wiped off the face of the earth (85% destroyed) by bombing. Post war it was rebuilt as an industrial city.

So it should not have an industrial target in WW2.
 
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That was a question more to the developer and those who play the game regularly. You are likely correct from a historical basis, but the question was from a POV of the game rules (which factors things such as play balance, among others). I directly corresponded with the developer Joseph Miranda in Feb 2015, and this was his reply:

It has been a while since I worked on Luftwaffe. I think Paderborn was only a transportation center.


As an update if anyone cares: Actually the reason Paderborn is on the map with no targets is that the original game was that way - but the original victory conditions for the advanced game were The American wins if he bombs every city on the Target Sheet. Targets weren’t used for victory conditions the same way as with the re-implemented game. So no, Paderborn should not have any targets and the city symbol (but not the airbase) should be removed from the map as the American player can’t get points for it. Not very good playtesting on the designer’s part.
 
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