I did forget about losing canada. but then, they can consolidate in E Canada, add 2 TRN of units + 2 fighters turn 1. this would be a decent defense against what US can throw at that territory R1.
i don’t think the US would be able to constantly unload on UK because of the initial naval advantage. UK and GER can consolidate fleets right on the US eastern seaboard and with only modest reinforcements could prevent the US from taking control for several rounds at least.
i think mr.biggg is right about UK in that they’ll have to worry about keeping up their income, though. i guess the only expansion is russia. i don’t think they stand a chance at making any progress further east, they’ll definitely lose their islands and india quickly. japan doesn’t have as many expansion territories as in a normal game because of russia being an ally, so mostly they’ll just take islands and take the route through india to africa. Germany will probably need to protect that route, and UK can make up for it by helping against russia.
I’m interested to try this. i don’t think i’d switch turn order, though, because i think any switches will just make things worse for UK or Russia.