Okay, since you’re a blank slate, let’s use ABattlemap. The pieces are kinda funky, but it lets you see much more of the board at a time then Mapview, which makes my life easier.
To open mapfiles you’ll have to open the battlemap program, then look for the file you want to open from File>>Open. You cannot just double click on the downloaded folder.
Generally speaking, players use Saudia Arabia for cash on hand. We just use flag control markers.
Bid of 7 IPC will be 2 Infantry in E. Europe, 1 IPC to Japan.
Oh, you should open a new thread in the games in progress section of the boards.
Just something like:
Buy - 8 Infantry
Combat Moves - 1 Infantry from Caucasus to Ukraine
Combat Results - Ukraine held without loss
Non-Combat Moves - Fighter from Karelia to England
Build - 8 Infantry in Russia
Collect - 24 IPC
(Those are ridiculous on purpose, they’re just for demonstration.)