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- Rule Changes -

 

The IRCWCC rules are subject to change over the years. It is a multistep process. To be placed on the Annual Ballot, a rule must be formally written along with co-sponsors and proposed prior to the Annual Meeting at Nats. At a rules meeting during NATS, the members present discuss/debate and vote for or against any proposed rule. In order to make the Annual Ballot, they must carry a simple (>50%) majority. The rules are then submitted to the membership at large in which any member in good standing who has participated in a sanctioned battled within the 2 years prior to the deadline is eligible to vote. Members who attended Nats that year get their votes counted twice. If the proposal carries a 2/3 majority, the rule is incorporated into the ruleset.

 

At times the rules are simply cleaning up and clarifying easily mis-interpreted portions of the rules. At times they are major changes to gameplay balance. I’ve listed the rules that made the Annual Ballot dating back to 2015 for reference.

 

 

2021

Ballot - Results

 

Rule Proposal #2021.1 – Half unit sidemount for Armored Cruisers -

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Rule Proposal #2020.2 – Three Sidemounts on Two Turrets (FN Dunkerque/Strasbourg, HMS Courageous) -

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Rule Proposal #2021.3 – Allow 1920 South Dakota Class -

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Rule Proposal #2021.4 – Vanguard dual sidemount (single set) -

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Rule Proposal #2021.5 – Campaign Points and Major Changes -

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Rule Proposal #2021.6 – Removing shore batteries -

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Rule Proposal #2021.7 – Convoy ship patching (clarify allowance of common practice of allowing convoy ships to patch mid battle) -

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Rule Proposal #2021.8 – One pump limitation (except class 7) -

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2020

Ballot – Results

 

Rule Proposal #2020.1 – Class 2/3 Splitting Units Change - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.2 – Battlecruiser Class 6 Definition / Hood Exception (Change rule exemption for hood to include all battlecruisers though effects none) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2020.3 – Allow Ships that were not Completed - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.4 – Make all Destroyers 1.5 units - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.5 – Light Cruiser Class 2 / Two Minute Rule Change (rather than 5 min) - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.6 – Rudder Area Change (give ships the same rudder area as they are units) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2020.7 – Number of Campaign Battles (define that 2 Campaigns must be fought at Nats) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2020.8 – Campaign Base Setup Changes (wording changes in campaign rule set) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2020.9 – Campaign Clarifications (common practices added to campaign rule set) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2020.10 – Campaign Points and Major Changes (add a class of campaign ship and increase return runs points and add sink points) - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.11 – Q Ships (define and limit convoy ships with pumps) - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.12 – Convoy No Touch / Attacker Rule (remove single attacker rule) - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.13 – Reloading rule Change (Remove Reloading of Class 4+ ships in campaign while targets are up) - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.14 – Increase penalty for having ships on water during campaign - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2020.15 – Remove shore batteries – Fail

 

 

 

2019

Ballot – Results

 

Rule Proposal #2019.1 – Three Sidemounts for shorter BC’s - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2019.2 – Ram Damage 30 Second Inspection Limit - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2019.3 – Post Ram Inspection Return to Battle Penalty (declared sunk if don’t return)– Pass

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Rule Proposal #2019.4 – Speed Testing / Transmitter Setpoints Clarification (can’t change %) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2019.5 – Secondary Ship Fleet Clarification (Secondary ship used after main ship sunk must be played on same fleet) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2019.6 – Defensive Unit Sink Multiplier (increase sink value if using multiple pumps) - Fail

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2018

Ballot – Results

 

Rule Proposal #2018.1 – Campaign Convoy Ship Points (Increase points) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2018.2 – Secondary ships in fleet battles (If you sink 1st sortie you can battle a secondary class 3 and under ship in 2nd sortie) – Pass

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Rule Proposal #2018.3 – Cruiser classification (Northampton/Pensacola clarification): Pass

 

 

2017

Ballot – Results

 

Rule Proposal #2017.1 – Light Cruiser and Destroyer Speed Increase (CL 22 sec, DD 21 sec, etc) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2017.3 – Rudder Width Limit (7/8 inch width limit) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2017.6 – Converging Fire and Dual Sidemount Change (Remove converging fire from 2 turrets, Remove dual sidemounts from Bismark, Vanguard, Alaska) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2017.7 – Secondary Ships in Fleet Battles (after 1st sortied sink) - Fail

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Rule Proposal #2017.8 – Drag Prop Clarification (size/number) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2017.9 – Reverse-only Shafts (All powered props must power in forward and reverse) - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2017.11 – Half-unit Guns (allow stand alone ½ unit guns on capital ships) – Pass

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Proposal #2017.12 – Patch Between Sorties at Regionals - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2017.13 – Remove Rotate Requirement for 3rd Sidemount - Pass

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2016

Ballot – Results

 

Rule Proposal #2016.2 – Scoring change from 50/25/10 to 30/20/10 - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2016.3 – Allow 0.5 unit pumps if already using a 1 unit ump - Pass

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Rule Proposal #2016.5 – Rudder bonus for all ships (previously only for 2 rudder ships) – Pass

 

 

2015

Ballot – Results

 

Rule Proposal #1 – Update Shiplist – Pass

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Rule Proposal #2 – Require a 1 inch tall national flag on all ships - Fail

 

 

 

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