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House Rules 3rd Edition:

These rules is especially for the core members of this Scandinavian Group.

Information on how things work in this group:

Game speed is 4 or 3 in peacetime.
Game speed when at war is 2 or 1.

You should try to play with a historical common sense in mind.

If uncertain on what is allowed ,just ask the rest of the group,
but as a rule think WW2 IRL.

Declaration of Wars:

No DOW´s that are not historical for Non Axis countries is allowed until after Paris has fallen.

No DOWs that are not historical for Axis countries is allowed before Danzig or War.
Minor Axis countries also have to join the Axis faction first.

Axis or Comintern are not allowed to take over countries via focuses before Danzig or War, unless they were historical takeovers.

After Barbarossa everyone can DOW the following countries:
Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Axis are allowed to attack Spain(Republican/Nationalist) if the Allies has taken all of North Africa or if Barbarossa has started.

War entries and other specific country Rules:

Germany:

They have to start WW2 with the NF Danzig or War, but they need to have the NF Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact before.

They must give Eastern Poland to the USSR.

To allow Italy to join them before the Fall of Paris they need to have the German NF "Alliance with Italy"

They may send Lend Lease to China as long as China does not have a Non Aggression Pact with Soviet.

Japan:

After Danzig or War they may DOW everyone except Soviet.

They may not DOW Soviet or it's Comintern faction members until operation Barbarossa has started.

They may not send Lend Lease or volunteers to the SCW.

Italy:

To be able to join the Axis faction and war, Paris has to fall first or if they have the Italian NF "Pact of Steel".

They are not allowed to send Lend Lease or volunteers to China.

Soviet:

Germany can DOW them after the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact has been cancelled.

They may DOW Finland after Danzig or WAR and after that they may take action(DOW/Justifications) against the Baltic states and make claims on Romania.

They are allowed to DOW the Axis if one of these two conditions are meet:
If the Axis makes a successful Seelöwe or if the Levant is taken by the Axis and Eastern Europe is Axis.(Levant is the following: French area, British area and Iraq in the Middle East).

They must accept the Tank Treaty.

No Soviet volunteers to the Allies.

They may send Lend Lease to China as soon as China is at war with Japan.

They are allowed to send Air forces as volunteers to China( aka Soviet Volunteer Group) when Japan attacks China.

If they get a Non Aggression pact with Japan ,then they have to stop sending Lend Lease and Air force volunteers if they are doing it.

USA:

They can join the Allies faction if World Tension is high enough for them to join.

They are not allowed to join the war with the Allies against the Axis before Jan 1942, but if they are attacked or if Japan DOW´s SOV, DEI, UK(Commonwealth) or if the Axis makes a successful Seelöwe, then they can do it.

They can also use the focus Defense of the Pacific to DOW Japan if they are not in a war with the Allies already and then join the Allies in the war.


They may not DOW any other country until they are at war with Germany or Japan.

They are not allowed to do coups or support parties until they are at war.

They may not use the following focuses until they are at War(Black Chamber Operation and Preemptive Intervention) since they are not historical.

They are allowed to send Lend Lease to the Allies, China and Comintern if they have the NF Arsenal of Democracy, but for Comintern they can only do it after operation Barbarossa has started.

They can also send Air forces as volunteers to China( aka Flying Tigers), but only after they have entered the War with Japan.

United Kingdom and the Commonwealth countries:

They may use the focus(War with Japan) to DOW Japan if they want it before being attacked themselves by them, because of the war in China.

The Low Countries(Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) may not be invited to the Allied faction before Danzig or War.

They can't send any units to France before Germany is at war with Poland.

No Lend Lease is allowed to be sent to Soviet until after operation Barbarossa has started.

The Allies( Some countries can have special rules about this) can send Lend Lease to China when UK have finished the focus The Burma Road.

France/Free France:

In French mainland you are only allowed to have forts up to Level 5 and that includes building them and via Focuses(2 Levels you can get).

They can only send Lend Lease to China as long as they own both of the following states Laos and Tonkin.

Nationalist Spain:

They can only join the Axis faction and war if the allies has taken all of North Africa or if Barbarossa has started.

They are not allowed to send Lend Lease to China.

Republican Spain:

Can only join Comintern after Barbarossa.

They are not allowed to send Lend Lease to China.

China(Nationalists, Communists, Manchukuo and Warlords:

They can get Lend lease from Soviet, Germany and the Allies ,but some countries can have special rules about that.

They can also get volunteer Air forces from US and Soviet, but these two countries have special rules for that.

Info for Neutral and Minor countries:

If you play a neutral/minor country that is not Communist or Fascist then you can join the Allies faction and war after US has entered the war.

If you are a Communist country then you can join the Comintern after Barbarossa has started.

If you are a Fascist country then you can join the Axis faction and war after Italy is at war with the Allies.

Minors and Neutrals are not allowed to send Lend Lease or volunteers to China or Spain.

Diplomacy:

You are allowed to do anything concerning diplomacy with the following exceptions:

No sending volunteers to other Pre-WW2 conflicts than the Spanish civil war is allowed.

Only Air forces are allowed to be sent to China as volunteers(See US and Soviet).

You are also not allowed to send any kind of volunteers to other Factions.

You are not allowed to support your own ideology against players or before Danzig or War.

Coups are not allowed on players or before Danzig or War.

Player controlled countries have to follow their historical ideology (Democracy, Fascist, Non-Aligned or Comintern), but is allowed to change if needed in some special cases like below:
Maybe they need to change their ideology to fit in more with their faction.
If so they are allowed to get help from other countries and by them self.

You may NOT declare war on a nation that you have a GoI with, unless it joins a faction or alliance you're at war with.

EXP Forces sent to someone with a higher max planning bonus then you have, may not be used in prepared offensive plans.

Alliances that do not have anything to do with WW2 is not allowed, use your common sense about what feels like it could have happened in the war or ask first.

You are allowed to give military access to a country that are at war, that you share a common border with and have the same enemy.(it will be limited around the border area only.

Mixed rules and info:

If something is not in here it's allowed, but ask first to be certain.

This is the rules about tech research:
1. You are only allowed to research 1 year in advance with no bonuses.
2. 1.5 years in advance if you have a 50% bonus.
3. 2 years in advance if you have a 100% ahead bonus.

Only 5 levels on both variants of Forts is allowed to be built manually, but can be higher with a focus if they can get higher with that.(France has a special rule about this)

Axis and Japanese Forces should remain in their own theatre of war, unless Japan and the European Axis have a common land border and if Suez is in Axis hands.
Also if you have a harbour in the Indian Ocean on both sides you can then also send Lend Lease between them before the above.

Exploits:

No exploits of any kind is allowed, so if in doubt ask the the other players first.

Dropping paratroopers on enemy retreat destinations is not allowed.

You are only allowed to delete units that are surrounded and can´t get away, but deleting almost encircled divisions is not allowed.

Changing templates of volunteer or encircled forces is not allowed.

There can be exceptions from these rules, so ask before you do something wrong.

Please come with your own Rule suggestions and comments...


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