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Subject: Q: Introducing Italy as an Axis Minor. rss

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oystein eker
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Italy start as Neutral. I cannot find any cards that shift Italy to Axis Minor.

The only way to change is then an allied attack on neutral Italy. Why should Allied attack Italy? I see only drawbacks:

Introducing German/Italy units. Italy War Economy. Cairo and possibly Greece as targets for Axis VP.

A better choice is to keep Italy neutral and hit Central Europe from French Africa via Spain or directly to southern French coast.

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Any comments?

BTW - Have not played the game yet - just read the rules a few times.
 
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Harald Torvatn
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There are two other ways to make Italy join the axis camp:

The usual one is when france collapses (Read the rules for french collapse). Then germany may select one neutral bordering france and activate it as an axis country.

The second one is by using "Treaty" cards.
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Italy usually activates through the collapse of France via the Case Yellow card. One of the effects of collapsing France is that Germany gets to activate a minor country adjacent to France as an Axis Minor. It's usually a choice between Italy and Spain; the latter might be chosen by a German planning an aggressive follow-up against Britain, but most of the time Italy is the choice.
Italy could also come in through the Axis Aggression table or just normal German diplomacy--
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Scott Muldoon (silentdibs)
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Don't forget all of those Axis Treaty cards - there is a lot "hidden" in the diplomacy results. Also, IIRC, the Axis get to pick up a free minor when France collapses. This is usually Italy or Spain.

Edit: Oops, a little slow on the draw. But still accurate!
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