I have cobbled together suggestions voiced online here and Larry Harris site,
what players believed may be missing from AA50 1941,
This is a simple compilation of those ideas, just started testing;
1)selected Neutral Territories can now be invaded ,
with added defensive units for Neutrals.
also:see house rules for additional ideas on how to handle Neutrals.)
2)Earlier setup than OOB-March 1941, Greenland is still a Neutral territory,
Persia(Iran) is also a Neutral territory.
3) Added suggested IPC strength to Allies:
Canada divided into (4) Territories;
Australia divided into (5) Territories.
U.S.A. added (1)new territory Rocky Mtn West and
moved Central U.S. next to Eastern U.S.
4)Axis Africa was still in play;:
(Italians control East Africa, Vichy control West Africa/Madagascar, )
with added Vichy and Italian units to support.
5)Added for those who wanted value, (1) IPC to all island territories,
only for those Islands that previously had no territory value.
6) Added Player’s suggested Units for balance:
U.S.-Crusier unit-CA, ARM
U.S. UK Japan-SS units missing from Pacific added.
USSR-FTR and several RTL
UK-CA, DD, INF units to Africa campaign.
Vichy French-Naval-CA, SS, DD, RTL, INF for Africa campaign.
Italian-DD, SS, FTR, INF for Africa campaign.
Japan -BMB, DD
1941 China starts with qty (11)INF
Suggested Optional Rules:
Optional rule:Non-Aggression Treaty between Japan-USSR, if they attack each other penalty invoked, focus Japan on Pacific and U.S.S.R. on Europe.
optional rule:Stealth Subs-pop up undetected and ambush your enemy.
optional rule:Vichy units-will they Defend yes/No.
optional rule:Carrier Island to give Islands tactical value.
(this provides Island based Air units a slight range increase.)
Thanks everyone for the ideas.
Setup Map can be found here under Folder AA50 Variants-AA50Shades of Grey;