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Subject: AA Pacific 40 IPCs under Alpha +.2 rss

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Joe Hodes
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I am playing a solitaire round of the Alpha+.2 rules for AA40 Pacific to see how the setup and game play compare to OOB.

I have not seen it explicitly stated here at BGG or at the Harris Game Design Forums how the IPCs work, especially for the US.

The new NO for Global Alpha+.2 replace the old National Objectives. So for all the nations but the US, a nation's IPC are territories held + any achieved NOs. And AA40 Europe and Pacific are the same as Global: just apply only the NOs relevant to each theater.

This works fine for everybody but the US. Does the US gain an "at war" bonus (increase up to 50 IPCs in AA40 Pacific)? Or, is the wartime bonus just the fact that most of the US NOs are easy (hold Hawaii, the NA continent, etc.).

It seems like a radical change to go from almost 60 in regular income to only around 30 in a game that was originally labelled "broken"--too tough to beat Japan.
 
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Kevin Chapman
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The 40 IPCs in the box rules are an NO. It is replaced in Alpha with the various new US NOs. While the US is making less IPCs per turn, Japan also has less starting units.

The imbalance in the box rules occurred only if Japan attacked the US and AK/ANZAC on its first turn. This attack is less powerful with the new setup.
 
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