I’ve found that AAE and AAP combined is quite a lot of fun, but the way I play has been modified quite a bit:
-Every chinese territory is worth one, and americas total production is 44.
-Uks total production is 44
-Germanys prod. is 40
-Japan’s prod. is 24 (japan island value increased to 10)
-Russias prod. is 24
-India is directly connected to the adjacent middle eastern countries, tsingha is directly connected to the adjacent russian countries
-Axis goal is to capture two capitols: UK, india, new south wales, EUS, Moscow.
-Allied goal is to capture germany and japan.
The game is surprisingly very well balanced, and offers a nice change from normal A and A which gets repetitive. But yeah, setup is a bitch.