– Personally I would like to discuss the distribution of nations.
5,5,6,6,5 distribution might not be the ideal numbers… I moved china up to regional and dutch and turkey into minors to facilitate more middle map and southern asia play.
I guess the main question is, would the selection be more balanced if it was 6,6,6,9 or 6,6,6,6,3 instead of having the odd numbers in major and regional, and if yes, what list would make gameplay sense, as well as somewhat historically correct in their potential of projected power.
to quote the list as per first post:
France (+Africa, Asia)
South Africa (Annexed: Angola, Mozambique)
Hungary (Annexed: Romania, Bulgaria)
Dutch territories (Holland, Asia islands)
(active) Neutral Influences
Scandinavia (formed between Sweden and Norway)
Poland (Annexed: Baltic States)
Greece (Annexed: Yugoslavia)
Thailand (Formed between Siam, French Indochina, Saigon)
(Idle) Neutral Influences
Brazil: South America
Chile: South America (formed between Chile, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela)
Argentina: South America (formed between Corrientes, Viedma, Santa Cruz)
Saudi Arabia (Formed between Medina, Riyadh, Rub Al Khali)
in order to maintain a semblance of balance on the board I would consider moving India into the major powers list, renaming it as the British empire (with no tie to briton of course)
This would even out the totals to 6,4,6,6,5 The only real draw back of this would be in larger games of 6+ the 7th, and 8th player would need extra balancing in order to compete (ie extra nation or something)