In addition to what is currently being discussed here http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=32255.0 (G40 enhanced), i have something i have been thinking about for the Global game.
A 4 Player variant. Wondering what others may think of this?
Allies and Russia vs European Axis and Japan Empire
Allies and European Axis move, conduct combat and research as one power, but incomes are tracked separately (similar to how UK is treated OOB) for each as follows:
Allies. USA + UK + France + China + ANZAC + Canada
All South American gains go to Atlantic USA.
All Pacific islands gained go to Pacific USA, with the exception of all the Dutch islands and New guinea. (both to ANZAC)
All other gains go to UK
Movement restrictions for China does not change from OOB
USA income must be split 50/50 between the Pacific and Europe board. Odd numbered IPCs can go either way.
European Axis. Germany + Italy
All African gains go to Italy.
All other gains go to Germany.
Map setup: India IC reduced to minor.
No Allied units may enter any original Soviet territories at any time during the game.
To me this would make more historical sense (Allies working together but Russia not quite, same with Germany + Italy with Japan), would be simpler to play and would add more strategic options to both sides.
Not to mention less clutter on the board.
Use UK tan for UK/Canada/ANZAC/France
Use USA green for USA (Once USA enters war replace with UK tan)
Use China green for China
Use Germany black for European Axis
Use Japan orange for Japan
Use Italian brown for pro-axis neutrals
Use France blue for pro-allies neutrals
Use ANZAC grey for strict neutrals