SGS Rules

Connections, VP and other values

Connections types

A connection is what joins two regions together (not necessarily adjacent ones). Most of the time they cost 0 MP but some may have a cost – as listed below – and may impact on combat resolution.

Air: no cost, no combat effect, but may only be used by air units.

Sea: no cost, no combat effect, but may only be used by sea and air units (the latter flying over).

Land: no cost, no combat effect, but may only be used by land and air units (the latter flying over).

River / River Bridge (small): +1 MP / +1 bonus to defenders on 1st battle round only. No PM cost if a bridge is present (0 if railroad bridge).

Major River / Major River Bridge (large) – The Nile/Suez Canal: +2 MP / +2 bonus to defenders on 1st battle round only. Only +1 PM cost if a bridge is present (0 if railroad bridge).

Strait: +2 MP / +2 bonus to defenders on 1st battle round only. A strait links two land regions separated by a sea region.

Beaches: uses up all movement / +2 bonus to defenders on the 1st battle round only, if the attacker is coming from the sea (not used in this game).

Mountain Crest: +1 MP / +1 bonus to defenders on 1st battle round only.Mountain Pass: -1 MP / +1 bonus to defenders on 1st battle round only.

 

 

Connections with Roads: ½ MP if the whole move is over friendly regions with road. No combat modifier for the road itself (applies the one due to the other connection type).

 

Connections with Rail: free movement for all land units that follow the railroad lines as long as this is inside friendly regions. No combat modifier for the road itself (applies the one due to the other connection type).

VP and other values

Regions of importance are usually shown with a star symbol. When you right click on them, the detail shows more information for the sides in play as to how many VP they gain or lose for conquest or loss of region, as well as potential gains in money or tension. See also Illustration 4.2a below.

SGS Afrika Korps - Strategic VP
Illustration 4.2a: shows how much the ‘strategic’ region of Tobruk is valued for the British (2 VP).

 

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