What do you think about using the new A&A 1914 pieces as armies for smaller nations in Global 1940?
As you may already know, the pieces that are coming out include new infantry sculpts, tanks (presumably Mark IV’s / Renault FT’s), artillery, “fighters” (biplanes), and vintage destroyers / subs / battleships.
When powers like Turkey, Iraq, Spain, Finland, or Brazil join the war, they are normally “absorbed” by a major nation. But what if they had their own micro-economies and could build their own “low-tech” units represented by the new vintage sculpts? Which Neutral Powers would have the economic equivalent of a “Minor Industrial Complex”?
Also, I believe China had a substantial army post-1940 including many tanks. Am I correct about that? Maybe there could be potential for China to mobilize fully.
One difficulty in maintaining “balance” that I already foresee is the lack of additional income to the Major Powers that could normally be spent elsewhere on the board. How significant of a problem do you think that would be and how could it be dealt with?
Now I’ve gotta run and do some work today but I’ll follow up on this thread later with some more thoughts.
I’d like to hear your input about this idea because I think it would be fun to implement!