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Subject: Soviet Audacity rss

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Greg Rogers
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Emanuele,

The Soviet Union has the option to declare war on Germany if the Soviet Union/Germany border hexes on the German side are not garrisoned by German units. In theory, this could be done as early as October 1939. If the Soviet Union decides to do this (perhaps not a smart idea but one that would go in the history books), how is Soviet production determined?

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Hi Greg,
Before declaring war to the Axis, SU should complete Unification, i think.

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That makes sense but it isn't clear. There are four possible ways that the Soviet Union can declare war on Germany and only the fourth one specifically talks about issues dealing with Soviet Unification and Mobilization. The other three ways focus on German activities or inactivities. If Soviet Unification is needed for those three, it doesn't state it directly.
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This is interesting.

The Soviets may declare war if not all the border is guarded, but they have no Production Point until Jan 1942 (but they may get and use some PP from surrendering units). Thus this is a real matter of audacity.


As the Axis player, I would not leave any hex unguarded - expecially during the Western operations.


As the Soviet player, this move would probably cause a heart attack to the Axis player, but I would do it only if there is a clear way to get Berlin before the Wehrmacht may react, or to create an interesting distraction during Fall Gelb.


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ULTIMO wrote:
This is interesting.

The Soviets may declare war if not all the border is guarded, but they have no Production Point until Jan 1942 (but they may get and use some PP from surrendering units). Thus this is a real matter of audacity.


Or Insanity???

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grogers64 wrote:
Emanuele,

The Soviet Union has the option to declare war on Germany if the Soviet Union/Germany border hexes on the German side are not garrisoned by German units. In theory, this could be done as early as October 1939. If the Soviet Union decides to do this (perhaps not a smart idea but one that would go in the history books), how is Soviet production determined?

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Good point Greg. If the Russians would like to do this, they can. The axis are never capable to auto-deploy along the complete Russian-Polish border in October 1939.
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Rwargamer wrote:
grogers64 wrote:
Emanuele,

The Soviet Union has the option to declare war on Germany if the Soviet Union/Germany border hexes on the German side are not garrisoned by German units. In theory, this could be done as early as October 1939. If the Soviet Union decides to do this (perhaps not a smart idea but one that would go in the history books), how is Soviet production determined?

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Good point Greg. If the Russians would like to do this, they can. The axis are never capable to auto-deploy along the complete Russian-Polish border in October 1939.


That's the tricky part of the Axis opening move.

Not only the Germans must get Warsaw to force the Polish to surrender, but they must also quickly garrison the new border (Curzon Line) to avoid any Soviet possibility to declare war.


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