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James Smith
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I don't yet have a copy of the game but understand Berlin starts with a minor factory. What i'm thinking is it would seriously be worth upgrading it (if possible, i've heard of there being some rule to do with captured major factories being downgraded and heard only they can be upgraded or not???) could some1 answer tht plz as well. Does upgrading berlin have any strategical worth.
 
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It could at some juncture. If you are worried about holding Western Germany, you would want to be able to crank out a full 10 units. Or, if you are so rich you want to put out 20 infantry etc, two major factories could help. This is especially true if you lose Denmark and your capital becomes vulnerable--you would want your production there immediately and not one space away. It could mean the difference of holding or losing your capital in that instance.
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I agree with warpiglet. Though think carefully on the timing of your upgrade. The resources may be better used elsewhere.
 
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Jan Ozimek
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The main reason I see for upgrading the (East)Germany IC would be if production capacity was an issue. West Germany is only one movement point away, and it takes one round to upgrade. As such I think you might as weel have a chain from West Germany marching east trough Berlin.

A related question: Can the IC produce units in the round it is upgraded?
 
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Kevin Chapman
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Yes, it may still produce three units while being upgraded.
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Adam Willcock
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Maybe not upgrading the factory but what if you built a minor industrial complex in southern germany??? That was you could aid italy and other parts of germany if need be.
 
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I personally always upgrade the factory, usually on the second or third turn. The one extra move closer to Russia does make a difference. The only problem is finding a turn where the (rather expensive) monetary setback isn't too painful.
 
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