10. SUPPORT LEVELS

10.1      OVERVIEW

10.2      SUPPORT LEVEL EFFECTS

10.3      DETERMINING SUPPORT LEVELS

10.4      UNIVERSAL SUPPORT MODIFIERS

10.5      GERMAN SUPPORT MODIFIERS

10.6      ITALIAN SUPPORT MODIFIERS

10.7      BRITISH SUPPORT MODIFIERS

10.8      FRENCH SUPPORT MODIFIERS

10.9      RUSSIAN SUPPORT MODIFIERS

10.1  OVERVIEW:

10.11  Each major power has a support level which is determined at the start of each turn. A major power’s support level may change during a turn.

10.12  Support levels affect each major power’s income.

10.13  Support levels also affect the ability of major powers to declare war on one other.

10.14  There is no upper or lower limit to support levels. Support levels may be negative.

10.2  SUPPORT LEVEL EFFECTS:

10.21 NATIONAL INCOME:  A major power’s national income is increased or decreased by its support level.

10.22  MILITARY COUNTERS:  The number of military counters that may be placed by Germany, France or Russia is limited to that major power’s support level.

10.23 CRISIS ACTIONS:  During the crisis phase, each support level contributes one to reaching the required threshold value for declarations of war on major powers.

10.24  EVENT MODIFIERS:  Certain events increase or decrease support levels only for the turn in which they occur. These events have no effect on support levels in subsequent turns. When these events occur, the tile point total of the major power affected by the support event is increased or decreased by the value of the support event. If the affected major power does not have enough tiles to meet this requirement, its support level for the next turn is reduced accordingly (10.41C).

10.3  DETERMINING SUPPORT LEVELS:

10.31 INITIAL SUPPORT LEVELS: Each turn each major power’s support level begins at zero, regardless of its support level in the previous turn. Each major power’s support level is then adjusted from zero by the following modifiers. These modifiers affect national income and apply for the entire turn.

10.4  UNIVERSAL SUPPORT MODIFIERS:

10.41  The following support modifiers may apply to all major powers:

A. MILITARY FACTORIES:  Each turn each major power receives support based on the number of its military factories. This support is tracked by transferring the relevant support counters from the military factory track on the major power’s scenario card to its support track:

 

Support from Mobilizations - 10.41A

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Support increases are based on the number of military factories.

The maximum support level increase from military factories is Germany +6; Italy and France: +2; Britain +3; Russia: +7 (if Russia has mobilized civilian factories - 14.43).

 

B. RANDOM EVENTS: General and national support random events may increase or decrease a major power’s support level (9.41E).

C. PREVIOUS TURN DEFICITS: If a major power runs out of tile points and is unable to cover mandatory costs, such as the adverse tile point effect of a reduction in support, its support level is reduced by the amount of the deficit for the following turn.

10.5  GERMAN SUPPORT MODIFIERS:

10.51  The following support modifiers may apply to Germany:

A. RESEARCH RESULTS: Germany’s support level is increased by +1 for each:

B. AGGRESSIONS:

C. DIPLOMATIC RESULTS IN RUSSIA: Germany’s support level is increased by +1 for each German flag in Russia (10.91F).

10.6  ITALIAN SUPPORT MODIFIERS:

10.61  The following support modifiers may apply to Italy:

A. AGGRESSIONS:

B. DIPLOMATIC RESULTS IN RUSSIA: Italy’s support level is increased by +1 for each Italian flag in Russia (10.91F).

10.7  BRITISH SUPPORT MODIFIERS:

10.71  The following support modifiers may apply to Britain:

A. RESEARCH RESULTS: Britain’s support level is increased by +1 for each:

B. AGGRESSIONS:

C. GERMAN SHIPBUILDING INCREASE: If Germany mobilizes a shipbuilding increase, Britain’s support level is increased by +1 for the remainder of the game.

D. DIPLOMATIC RESULTS IN RUSSIA: Britain’s support level is increased by +1 for each British flag in Russia (10.91F).

E. NAZI-SOVIET PACT: If the Nazi-Soviet Pact is signed, Britain’s support level is increased by +1 for the remainder of the game, starting in the turn after the signing of the Pact.

F. POST-1940 INCREASES: Starting in Spring 1941, Britain’s support level is increased by +1 each turn. These increases are cumulative and continue without limit (Spring 1941: +1; Summer 1941: +2, Fall 1941: +3, and so on).

10.8  FRENCH SUPPORT MODIFIERS:

10.81  The following support modifiers may apply to France:

A. RESEARCH RESULTS: France’s support level is increased by +1 for each Maginot Line research result (16.14B).

B. AGGRESSIONS:

C. ITALIAN SHIPBUILDING INCREASE: If Italy mobilizes a shipbuilding increase, France’s support level is increased by +1 for the remainder of the game.

D. DIPLOMATIC RESULTS IN RUSSIA: France’s support level is increased by +1 for each French flag in Russia (10.91F).

E. NAZI-SOVIET PACT: If the Nazi-Soviet Pact is signed, France’s support level is increased by +1 for the remainder of the game, starting in the turn after the signing of the Pact.

F. POST-1940 INCREASES: Starting in Spring 1941, Frances’s support level is increased by +1 each turn. These increases are cumulative and continue without limit (Spring 1941: +1; Summer 1941: +2, Fall 1941: +3, and so on).

10.9  RUSSIAN SUPPORT MODIFIERS:

10.91  The following support modifiers may apply to Russia:

A. RESEARCH RESULTS: Russia’s support level is increased by +1 for each:

B. AGGRESSIONS: Starting in the turn after the aggression:

Nazi-Soviet Pact

C. NAZI-SOVIET PACT: If the Nazi-Soviet Pact has been signed in a previous turn, Russia’s support level is increased by +1 for the remainder of the game, in addition to the +2 Russian support increase for Poland.

D. RUSSIAN GARRISON: Changes in the Russian garrison level affect the Russian support level at the start of the turn; at the end of the economic phase; or at the end the diplomatic phase:

E. RUSSIAN COHESION: Increases in the Russian cohesion level increase the Russian support level (22.73A).

F. DIPLOMATIC RESULTS IN RUSSIA: Certain random events, both public and secret, may shift Russia’s diplomatic alignment by placing an Axis or Allied flag in Russia or eliminating an opposing flag. When such random events occur:

10.92  NEGATIVE RUSSIAN SUPPORT LEVEL:  If the Russian support level is negative, it must build at least one unit (18.51).