If you have a copy each of Europe '40 and Pacific '40, as well as a copy of 1914, you should have enough pieces to be able to pull it off. Personally, I use the British from 1914 for Chinese Nationalist pieces, and the Turks as Chinese Communists. You can use the 1914 Germans as Axis minors, and the French as Vichy.
Well then house rule were minors can attack back without being at war with Russia only if being attacked by Allies.
IMO those 2 countries should be attacked right away so UK can’t attack from them.
You could also make it with no house rule and Ger,Itl are at fault for not taking them.
All are games have it where Ger takes Yugo, and Ger or Italy take Greece.
I do agree with ya on where the rule needs to be changed for Axis minors.
Yep, you should be able to knock out both their big fleets (plus the Canadian ships) G1 setting them back for quite awhile. With a couple subs here and there and the Luftwaffe you can keep them from building ships around England for a couple turns and they are forced to build a starter fleet off Canada. Even building off Canada isn’t to easy early on if the wolf pack is in tact because of the 1:1 detection ratio, and there is no airbase to scramble in Canada when they see your subs. It forces them to spend $ on ships, and less on resources elsewhere.
Has a few ideas I used for this exact issue. I’ve changed a few things since with the chips colours. It was a bit overwhelming at first.
Though over time I’ve started to buy or make some pieces to replace these chips from hbg. Occasionally they are out of stock on some stuff. Some we used often and others we didn’t bother with. Torpedo boat destroyers for example were not worth it for us we just switched to destroyers for these at setup. For now….
HBG says you can play with global40 oob pieces. But a few items are nice to have extra.
Found it way cheaper to buy some units from hbg. The pieces from Pacific or Europe 40. Some are sold in a complete bag for a nation uk and usa most likely in stock. And spray paint any extra colours you want. Dutch orange, yellow comunist china and spain to augment the special units in the same colours i bought.
If money isn’t an issue I’d say call or email the folks at HBG and get everything you need there. They know their stuff and can assist you with the pieces and options required. Have had lots of communication with them. They are very good at getting back to you and assisting with your orders!