Well, a redesigned larger map would give extra space in which to put the plastic units, which would be nice, but it wouldn’t necessarily mean that it would take longer for the units to travel across the board because that would depend on whether the sea zones and land territories are large in size but few in number, or small in size but large in number. In the particular case of my custom table, neither factor was changed because the plastic units only get put on the normal four-panel part of the map. The auxiliary map panel on the left is just meant to help with the wrap-around visualization – though as a bonus, it also gives some extra free space as a handy working surface, as do the two table wings.
Who else has played Global 42? Has anyone else found a huge axis advantage, not so much with Germany /Italy but Japan is a monster. Round 1 Japan takes out the US force around Solomon’s and Pearl Harbor and usually has India by round 3 or 4. The only way to try and mitigate the Japan is for the US to throw all their money to the Pacific. Do other groups bid for the allies?
Japan is ridiculously strong (but then is on 1940 too).
Germany can be held a while and Italy should not grow at all, but the U.S. must invest nearly all its income in the Pacific.
Still makes a refreshing change from 1940 though.