Great idea, here is what we do:
I built a spreadsheet in Excel that calculates NPCs, adds IPCs and calculates national objective income. Has a filter on the list of territories so after each battle is announced they are entered and any power changes are made after the battle. Some national objectives have Yes/No questions fields (for at war, sea zone, etc. conditions).
We connect the computer to a tv. Keeps everyone on the same page for battles to be fought and income.
No dice calculator: use dice towers with different colored dice to represent each attack/defend values so we can roll for all units involved in the battle at once.
Thanks for the info, listing territories seems like a good idea, as it’s very straight forward and doesn’t require using a map.
For national objectives and victory cities, I was thinking of tracking them through checklists, with territory based conditions being affected by changes in territories.
There is an APP out there called 1940 Warchest which is very good. Some things you could add to it though would be a victory city tracker. Possibly a price reference for units and maybe even a battle tracker that would allow you to keep track of how many are in a battle. We use the board on big ones and sometimes that can be unwieldy. Maybe like a dice calculator you could just enter how many you start with and then say how many hits were scored by rolling and then the app would tell you to take off 10 infantry. Just a few ideas that we would definitely test out for you.
For references, I thought it could be really useful to include references for commonly used rules, such a combinations of units, etc, as well as info such as prices and movement values for units.