I really like the 1941 map, as well as the overall intention of introducing players to A&A through this game.
That said, I wanted to increase the IPC amounts on the map. For new players, having no significant income can be the most punishing thing about this version. One bad purchase or one bad battle can cripple a player. While I’m ok with this as someone (kinda) familiar with A&A, it’s discouraging for newcomers. I read about ways to increase IPCs–such as flat bonus income, NOs, and +1 IPC per territory controlled–but I thought the clearest way for new players is to change the IPC amounts of each territory.
Attached (if I can get it to work) is my idea for new income values. I wanted to effectively double (give or take) the income in the game. The starting IPCs will basically look like this:
Soviets - 16
Germany - 24
U.K. - 24
Japan - 17
U.S. - 33
Any feedback on the attachment is greatly appreciated. Specifically:
1) Formatting: Do you think the markers are usable and clear? (They are supposed to 0.5" x 0.5"; I don’t have a printer so I can’t view these on paper yet.)
2) The income amounts themselves.
3) The territories chosen for change (especially India and Australia).
4) Do you think increased income warrants an IC on Southern Europe? I find it strange you can’t expand your Med Sea fleet in 1941…
Thanks a ton for any help!
Edit: the formatting seems wrong with google docs. Word should be ok.
A&A 1941 House Rule IPC income.doc