We have 45 territories total. Capitals and castles obviously need to start neutral, so that takes of 11... bringing it to 34. Gaya should have 2 neutrals at least to keep anyone from starting with the Gaya bonus. Wa is only 2 territories so maybe it should also have 1 neutral?
So this would bring the starting territories down to 31. Hm, 32 would be better, so is there anywhere we could add a territory?
IH wrote:I'm thinking Hanju ought to border Ungjin Baekje is a little bottled up there.
Sorry IH, I seem to have missed this. Maybe a bridge there?
edit: on the neutrals, perhaps we can make each gaya & wa territory into a starting position, so we wouldn't need neutrals there... but that's only 6 territories, so in 7 and 8 player games someone could still start with them... perhaps we could make some other 2 territories into starting positions?