@Marshmallow of War
I just stumbled by accident over your (offtopic) discussion here and feel it is time to add some (offtopic) thoughts here.
The reason why this thread is kept in this (Global 1940) subforum is, that the initial posting has aspects related to OOB as well as to BM. Also the title did not imply a Balanced Mod discussion. If it had, it would have been moved to “House Rules” immediately. As this thread turned into a BM discussion, this thread had to be tagged with [House Rules] according to how we deal with House Rules.
However, the “Balanced Mod” is what the name says: a modification. That means it is somewhere between “House Rules” and “Other Variants”. I would not mind if the Balanced Mod was discussed in either the “House Rules” or the “Other Axis & Allies Variants” forum.
Now there is one problem with Balanced Mod: It has been created in the “League” subforum of the “Play Boardgames” section of the forum. That means the Balanced Mod is more or less familiar to the League players and maybe some other people that were brought to BM by them. Outside of this part of our community and outside of our forum other players likely have no idea that BM even exists, what the BM actually is, or where to find it on this forum.
Summary: The Balanced Mod rules and any discussions about it are wrong in the “Global 1940” forum as well as I feel they are wrong in the “League” forum. They do belong to either “House Rules” or “Other Axis & Allies Variants”, IMHO.
I understand that BM has been developped from within the league… but it should have been brought to everyone’s attention to an appropriate forum at any time. It looks like it is time to move BM related content to a correct subforum and discuss it there, IMHO.