I agree. I do not use Alpha in any way, shape, or fashion, although I also sometimes do a bid and I make Italy neutral until its 1st turn, otherwise, I don’t do anything else. Thank you IL for coming up with the Italy neutral idea.
Dude, Italy being neutral on the first round is an awesome idea. Italy officially didn’t enter the war until June 10, 1940. If we consider the invasion of Paris occurring on June 5 by the German forces, and all the turns are effectively happening simutaneously, then Italy has the OPTION to declare war on its turn, starting the game neutral to the Allies. Brilliant.
(Though 5 days is a bit of a stretch considering each turn in game represents 3 months…)