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Happy New Year!

Updated PnP and Cyberboard files have been uploaded to

http://www.mediafire.com/?drcqnoevhcu8j

Look at the Changes Summary file to see what has changed. Major changes are noted as such.

You'll notice the Changes file has lot of text between between this and the last update. Don't worry, the design is still very sound. Many of the changes simply had to do with cleaning up scenario data, (especially the Germany 1945 scenario, which in hindsight wasn't ready for prime time last month).

Map changes involved altering some of the sea zone borders and fixing the area around Moscow. See Map PnP file pages 8, 10, 11, and 14 to specifically print out those changes.

When coupled with the reduction of the West's amphibious invasion range, the sea zone border changes curtailed somewhat the West ability to make very long invasions that were not seriously considered or feasible.

Around Moscow, Kalinin was too far west and Tikhvin was really Bologoye. So one was moved and the other renamed. And while I was in the area I added Rzhev, the site of many battles during the 1941 winter counteroffensive.

We continued to fine tune the play balance in Russia. The Urals Factories value now rises to 9 factories using a procedure similar to Lend Lease, but at a much faster pace. So as the Germans are smashing Russian armies in Barbarossa, every turn one Urals Factories is coming back on line.

The Soviets now get the benefit of Fair weather during the first Russian Winter rather than just Mud.

We put in a mechanism for the USSR to get its conditional armies for Disputed Areas which may not have been ceded to it for some reason, such as in an East First game.

Counter wise we added a new USA fighter unit and a second USSR Surprise Attack marker. Both of these arrive later in the war and give the Allies a bit more power.

The French army was also strengthen a bit by changing the Alps and 1 N.Africa units into field armies.

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This makes it critical to eliminate the on map factory sights during the opening push. No slacking! No diversions! At least 9 factory hexes MUST be captured before winter.

I love this. Merrill may feel differently.
 
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Mycroft Stout wrote:
This makes it critical to eliminate the on map factory sights during the opening push. No slacking! No diversions! At least 9 factory hexes MUST be captured before winter.

I love this. Merrill may feel differently.


That's the kind of pressure we're looking for. However it should be very unlikely for the Axis to get 9 on-map factories before winter.

Merrill may not feel happy about the USSR, but on the flip side he no longer needs to worry about Germany being directly invaded from Britain or Northern Italy being invaded from Gibraltar or Alexandria.

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I added a zip file to the mediafire page that has selected jpgs images of the counter changes or additions so you don't have to reprint a whole countersheet. Some of counters only have one image because it is used on the front and back.

There is also an updated Production Tracker Excel file. You do not need a spreadsheet to play USE. This is for pbem purposes or for those that like to track production on paper rather than use a track.

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