What�s wrong with the Vichy rulesin BM3 which are regularly played?
Nothing. This is just another option.
So this is what I tried in place of bids.
Each power,in the same order as play so Germany 1st France last,gets to relocate 1 starting unit (with the exception of ICs and capital ships)to a place only where they already have another starting unit.
For example:Russia can start a tank in amur instead of moscow.
Germany starts cruiser in sz113.
Italy moves dd from sz96 to 97
Us puts a 2nd fig in Phillipines
I think its gives allies a better chance b/c they start with more units out of position and they would ,for the most part, make their choices after axis.