12.  ACTIVITY COUNTERS

12.1      ACTIVITY COUNTER FUNCTIONS

12.2      ACTIVITY COUNTER POOLS

12.3      COST OF ACTIVITY COUNTERS

12.4      USING ACTIVITY COUNTERS

12.1  ACTIVITY COUNTER FUNCTIONS:

12.11  Activity counters are used for unit construction, shipbuilding, research and diplomacy. Activity counters used for these purposes are referred to as “construction”, “shipbuilding”, “research” and “diplomatic” counters.

12.12  Each major power’s ability to carry out these functions is limited by the number of activity counters it has available for the turn.

12.13  The number of activity counters each major power has available each turn is limited by its activity counter pool and the tile points it has to pay for using those activity counters.

12.2  ACTIVITY COUNTER POOLS:

Spring 1935 Activity Counter Pool - 12.21

AC value:

3

2

1

0

Ship 1*

1

2

2

1

1

0

2

2

1

1

1

2

2

1

2

0

2

2

1

1

0

2

2

1

-

*May only be used for shipbuilding. Add one additional 1 activity counter if a shipbuilding increase is mobilized.

 

12.21  Each major power begins the game with the activity counter pools set out above, which are increased as indicated:

12.22  INCREASING ACTIVITY COUNTER POOLS:  The activity counter pool for each major power may be increased or decreased as follows:

A. ONE ADDITIONAL CIVILIAN FACTORY: Germany, Italy, Britain and France each add a 1 activity counter that may only be used for research if they convert an idle factory to civilian use:

B. TWO ADDITIONAL CIVILIAN FACTORIES: Germany and Britain add a 2 activity counter if they convert a second idle factory to civilian use:

C. SHIPBUILDING INCREASES: Germany, Italy and Britain each add a 1 activity counter that may only be used for shipbuilding if they increase their shipbuilding.

D. ECONOMIC PREPARATION: For Germany, Britain or Russia:

E. AXIS AGGRESSIONS:

F. CIVIL WAR RESULT: One additional diplomatic counter with a strength of one may be placed at no cost (24.53A) after achieving a diplomatic advantage (25.54A) or diplomatic result (25.55A), or after winning a civil war (25.72).

G. FAILURE IN A CRISIS: In the turn following a crisis:

  • Russia: These same potential benefits and penalties apply to Russia if it challenges an Axis aggression (26.14).

  • H. RUSSIA:

    12.3  COST OF ACTIVITY COUNTERS:

    12.31  TILE POINT COST:  The tile point cost of each activity counter, including the dedicated research 1 activity counter acquired by converting to a civilian factory, is equivalent to its strength: a 1 strength activity counter costs one tile point; a 2 strength activity counter costs two tile points; a 3 strength activity counter costs three tile points.

    12.32  PAY AS YOU GO:  The cost of activity counters is paid when they are used.

    12.4  USING ACTIVITY COUNTERS:

    12.41  Activity counters must be used for unit construction, shipbuilding, research and diplomacy. Tile points may not be used for these activities.

    A. UNIT CONSTRUCTION: Any denomination of activity counter may be used for unit construction, including activity counters partly used for shipbuilding: a unit may be built using one 2 activity counter or two 1 activity counters; two units may be built using one 3 and one 1 activity counter, two 2 activity counters, or even four 1 activity counters, and so on.

    B. SHIPBUILDING: The activity counters associated with shipyards may only be used for shipbuilding; any other activity counters of any denomination may also be used for shipbuilding, including activity counters partly used for unit construction. To lay down a ship, at least one activity counter associated with a shipyard must be used.

    C. RESEARCH: Each major power may use only one activity counter for research, plus the research-only 1 activity counter acquired by converting to a civilian factory (15.22A).

    D. DIPLOMACY: Major powers are limited in the number of activity counters they may use as diplomatic counters (24.53).

    The exact denomination of activity counters matters for research and diplomacy, but not for unit construction and shipbuilding, although activity counters used for unit construction and shipbuilding may not be used for research or diplomacy.