Guys, there’s already nukes in the game. I think most people would agree that each playing piece is representative of a larger group, rather than an individual. For instance, the infantry figurine is representative of possibly a division rather than one individual soldier, likewise a bomber would be representative of an airwing, not a single bomber.
There was nothing special about the nuclear bomb strategically. Incendiary bombings were found to be far more effective if used en mass on cities, especially Japanese cities as the structures were built fundamentally from wood and plaster (to save rebuilding costs following natural disasters such as earthquakes). While the nuke was clearly unique tactically, it was only for its efficiency and speed, to kill hundreds of thousands in an instant with one bomb.
However: That bomb was incredibly expensive. The Manhattan project used over 1% of America’s electrical power alone, and only three bombs were actually created through this project. Incendiary and impact bombings were just as, possibly more effective as a practical weapon throughout the war.
The conclusion I’m drawing here, is that the dropping of one nuclear bomb from one plane, is easily the alternative to dropping thousands of firebombs from a large heavy bomber airwing (represented as one bomber on the A&A board anyway), so isn’t it assumed we already have nuclear weapons in the game? What would change?