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21.   RUSSIAN GARRISON

21.1      CONCEPTS

21.2      RUSSIAN GARRISON REQUIREMENT

21.3      RUSSIAN GARRISON DEFICIT

21.4      RUSSIAN GARRISON SURPLUS

21.1  CONCEPTS

21.11  RUSSIAN GARRISON:  To reflect Russian paranoia, justified and otherwise, Russia must attempt to maintain sufficient armed forces to offset the Japanese threat to Siberia, any Axis military superiority over the Allies, and adverse diplomatic results.

21.12  RUSSIAN SCENARIO CARD: The Russia garrison is tracked on the Russian scenario card.

21.2  RUSSIAN GARRISON REQUIREMENT:

21.21  RUSSIAN GARRISON:  The Russian garrison consists of the total of the Russian:

A. Active armor, infantry and air units (one for each unit);

B. Research and production result counters (one for each counter); and

C. Russian flags in minor countries:

21.22  RUSSIAN  GARRISON REQUIREMENT:  The Russian garrison is compared to the total of:

A. The Japanese forces in Manchuria (two armor, three infantry and three air units, for a total of eight). This Siberian garrison requirement never changes.

B. The net Axis armor, infantry and air balance of power advantages (one for each balance of power advantage). An Axis superiority in one of these categories may be offset an Allied superiority in another category. The Axis-Allied naval balance of power is ignored.

C. The European Aggression Index (one for each positive EAI). A zero or negative EAI has no effect.

D. Axis or Allied flags in minor countries bordering Russia:

E. Occupation Policy research results (one for the first result; an additional two for the second result - 16.16E).

21.23  CHECKING THE RUSSIAN GARRISON REQUIREMENT: The status of the Russian garrison is checked at the following times:

A. AFTER PURGE EFFECTS ARE DETERMINED: The Russian garrison is checked after the Military or Great Purge effects and any public purge random events are resolved at the start of the turn. This determines:

B. AFTER UNIT CONSTRUCTION AND RESEARCH: The Russian garrison is checked again at the end of the Economic phase, after all major powers have built units and announced any research results. This determines the number of Russian military counters that may be used for diplomatic purposes (24.47).

C. PACT NEGOTIATIONS: If Germany conducts an aggression against Poland, the Russian garrison is checked again after diplomacy to determine its effect on the Russian support level as part of the calculation of the Russian concession level in the Nazi-Soviet Pact (31.32A).

D. RUSSIAN DECLARATIONS OF WAR: The Russian garrison is checked if there is a possibility of Russia declaring war, to determine its effect on the Russian support level as part of the calculation of Russia’s ability to declare war (32.71).

21.3  RUSSIAN GARRISON DEFICIT:

21.31  SUPPORT LEVEL:  If the Russian garrison is less than required, Russia’s support level is reduced by -1 for one missing counter; -2 for three missing counters; -3 for six missing counters; and -1 for every additional three missing counters.

21.4  RUSSIAN GARRISON SURPLUS:

21.41  If the Russian garrison is greater than required:

A. SUPPORT LEVEL: Russia’s support level is increased by +1 for one surplus counter; +2 for three surplus counters; +3 for six surplus counters; and +1 for every additional three surplus counters.

B. MILITARY COUNTERS: Provided Russia’s support level is positive, Russia may place military counters to modify diplomacy in Finland, Poland, Rumania and Turkey: 1 military counter for one surplus counter; 2 military counters for three surplus counters; 3 military counters for six or more surplus counters (24.47).