I think I misunderstood the question. I meant that G40 had enough different unit types to cover the units in the game. But you are correct Empireman, pieces would need to be painted to have enough colors. Or, you could buy some other colored pieces. Playable powers are France, UK, Russia, Italy, Serbia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottomans, Japan, USA, China, ANZAC. Serbia and China have no Air or Naval ability.
I second IL’s thoughts - Italy is a no-brainer, and the next nation should definately be Germany. The interest in German pieces is immense, and should carry some weaker nations (I think Russia will be the weakest - unless you come up with that piece I mentioned )
In the 1939 variant, I combined ANZAC and CANADA into a new power THE COMMONWEALTH. The income was split between the two sides of the map (Ottawa / Sydney). The twist was that this power shares the SAME TURN as the UK. So they can work in concert with the UK and Calcutta forces.
Yeah I already know that, but it would be better if they were separated nations, at least i my opinion
They are separate Nations, but controlled by one player. They have separate economies, Capitols etc…
So house-rule them into a different turn order.
Though, to be quite honest, on their own Anzac and Canada as completely separate nations would be like playing France … more or less useless.
Anzac may do alright, but Canada just doesn’t have enough to do anything without the assistance of the UK (which is why having them move on the same turn as the UK and Anzac, all in cooperation, is an amazing way to do it. It makes for some very interesting moves, especially if you have different people playing UK and Canada/Anzac)!
But I want them to be in a differnet turn order