Here is a draft for a potential R&D Tech Chart for G40. The IPC/Costs and a few other things need some fixing updating. Will likely adopt some Bloodbath rules for rolling. Open to ideas/suggestions. This has not really been play tested, just a concept at this point.
Turn 1: Build a research center for XX IPC (likely around 10 IPC)
Turn 2: Research a technology, like Ballistics and Amor or Advanced Propulsion (around 4 or 5 IPC)
Turn 3: Research technology if applicable or move to next stage of Deployment and roll 1 D6 and pay that amount
Turn 4: Deploy technology - Roll 1 D6 and pay that amount
It is possible to research more than one technology in parallel but it will cost.
Some technology allows upgrading units on the board for a cost (like Adv. Mech Inf.). Other techs apply to future units to be deployed.
Let me know your thoughts/input.