And to be honest, that is one of the best things about Revised…
You don’t have to do the huge bid, or the choreographed moves that have been worked out over 20 years and the “one true and only way” to play A&A like you do in Classic.
Small bid, just to even out the histroical averages over the past few years, but with a variety of placement possibilities (instead of pre-set PE, PAfr, or the rare Pasia, which is an even LARGER bid) and you get a great game, lots of variability, and lots of enjoyment.
In fact, I point to my current game with Darth… probably one of the top 5-10 Classic players in the world, and THE best I have ever seen; who has transfered his game play to Revised and now is enjoying the game (I think) in ways that it has been years since he was able to enjoy and explore.
And both of us are having a ball. Winning an losing is not the point in this one. We are playing for the pleasure of it.
with a 7 bid, 10 turns in, the Axis dominates the land, the Allies the Seas and Skies… and barring catrastophy by one of us, no end in sight…
And THAT my friends is a BALANCED game