I’ve been giving some thought to an equalizer to replace the bidding system. While a good idea, I never found it to truly equalize the powers, too high a bid and the Axis will certainly win, a smidge of poor dice luck and the bid is worthless, and a ow bid doesn’t realy change the usual Allies-swing.
So what about disallowing round 1 combat, income, and placement moves? Let each country move their units in non-combat phases once before starting the game. Japan could reinforce Asia, Russia could move infantry to the Japanese front and get more infantry into the German front lines, where needed, America could put its Pacific fleet together more effectively, but so could Japan, the UK could rearrange Africa defesively, but Germany could also transport extra troops to that front.
It opens a lot of possibilities, but what do you veterans think? Good idea bad idea?