I’m thinking of doing this as well. For the sake of a bit of consistency in the rules between games.
And, I like the new rules, but I can’t justify purchasing this game when I already have AA50. They seem like the same level of game.
Btween the new 41, and G40
Plus AA50 gives you the option for tech and N.O.'s, as well as China and Italy.
So adopting some of the new rules into AA50 seems like the best of both worlds.
Put a control marker under the cruisers. that way if you do screw em up, you still know what you meant to have had and what you paid for.
We used to do this a lot in classic when we had “special” units like Panzers (Att 4, Def 2) or Marines (Att 3 (amphibious only), Att 0 (ground assault), Def 0), etc.