Having not played 39/40, are you looking for more room for pieces on the map, or more territories on the map to play within?
Im certainly not averse to trying either, but want as you say something between revised/42 and the global games, so using anniversary as my map sounds perfect. Â I want it to be playable in an evening and not weighed down by too much minutae or pieces.
Im not sure of the differences between rev/42 maps, google turns up a few discussions mostly centred around alaska. Â Anniv. seems to be a stepup in graphics and regions and most importantly has more victory cities, especially in the pacific where they are greatly needed imo.
I wonder how much printing this out will cost….
Next step will be finalizing my rules and deciding on what pieces to use.