Instead of this: Gain 5 IPCs if Axis powers control at least one of the following territories: Hawaiian Islands, Australia, and/or India
Japan’s 3rd National Objective should read:
Gain 5 IPCs if Axis powers control at least one of the following territories: Hawaiian Islands, and/or Australia
Bang! No other fixes needed. No need for China mod, No need for bidding the NOs down, You can still cash or unit bid if one player is weaker.
I mean, face it, Japan is going to get India no matter what anyway, and they are going to keep it no matter what too. Unlike all the other 3rd National Objectives of all the other nations, Japan’s is the only one that can’t be taken back by the enemy the very next turn under normal circumstances. Since it is Japan’s job to pressure Moscow, the Caucasus, and British and Russian income, having her 3rd NO look like this will force her to either focus a bit more on the pacific islands, or she can continue to attack russia but with just 5 less income than normal (so 60 instead of 65, which is STILL ridiculous). Can work for both 1941 and 1942.
PS: we are talking about the game WITH NO’s, so if you play the game without it, this thread isn’t up your alley