Awesome work, IL!!!
Some minor corrections/suggestions:
1. Bulgaria should not be activated by the Turks (they were enemies in the 2nd Balcan War just 2 years ago! Absolutely not!)
-> Make it a German activation (historically correct) or a German OR AH one.
-> Turks is totally wrong, almost as wrong as Moscow as the Russian capital! wink
Yea I know that, and Greece should not be connected to Ottoman areas. I will fix those
-> Keep Prussia for the tt with Berlin
-> Name Kiel “Northern Germany” (that is the proper term for this region “Norddeutschland”, Kiel is just a city)
-> Name the intended Talinn tt Estonia (btw the Estonian capital was officially called Reval until 24th February 1918!)
-> Name Sewastopol Caucasus
-> Name St. Petersburg Karelia
-> Name Moscow Russia
I don’t want to invalidate the OOB setup with all these name changes. Only new areas get a new name.
This way all tt names are consistent in having tt names (major cities in like Moscow where you are allowed to produce in addition to capitals can be printed on the map to indicate production capability! This way Russia could produce in St. Petersburg AND Moscow, Germany in Prussia (Berlin) AND Ruhr (Essen).
Production capacity in Russia:(derived from statistical data)
a) Poland was the most industrialized region in Imperial Russia; Germany conquering it early was a big blow to the Russian war effort
-> Poland: 5 IPCs (if you think it is too much balancewise make it a 4 IPC at least!)
b) Moscow 4 IPCs (2nd advanced region)
c) St. Petersburg 3 IPCs
d) Ukraine 3 IPCs (granary of Russia!)
e) Estonia 1 IPC (each Baltic state ought to be 1 IPC)
Looking more into how does this effect Russian collapse. I don’t want to change those ratios. Perhaps some changes could be made
a) Albania hardly was a sovereign state anymore at the start of the war. RUled by a German governor who left when war broke out to serve his fatherland it was in total disarray. It should have no diplomatic tendency. 1 IPC.
b) Greece was strictly neutral for a long period of the war because of its German friendly king. Joining the Allies should be made possible only later in the war.
IDEA: Print a round specification beside the roundel for activation! This way the game could flow even more historically!
-> Examples: Greece R5, Bulgaria R3, Romania R4, etc.
Historically correct, but only minor changes. Too many changes the game balance