2 tert bonuses (naval) seems awfully cheap to get at 2... I'd consider putting them at 3. They are the easiest bonuses on the map. Just too easy. Unless it's your intent to gravitate early & often combat for the Naval bonuses. 2 Just seems to light.
Yes, I would agree to bump them to +3 if Kab agrees (as with all other changes you propose. We always decide together ;) )
Maybe kick those Russian winter kill terts to 2. Atleast the flank ones.
Yes, I agree with this too - but Kab might not, because it would make Russia and its 12 provinces (13 if we were to take provious advice) so much harder to conquer for any player and obtain its bonus.
With the tert sizes of Russia I would consider making it worth 6. A lot of resources to conquer all those terts & lots of border terts to defend almost makes them not worth the expenditure for region bonus.
Exactly. That is why we held it down to 12 provinces and only +1s for the winter regions. Please note Russia has 3 battle sites, within its borders, which would give it an added bonus of +2, and easy access to 2 more, which would give it 1 more bonus. This is why Kab and i did not bump it to +6; otherwise it would risk unbalancing the game.
Have you considered making Orient a stand alone bonus?
Yes. I would entirely agree if Kab would too.
Bessarabia misprint shows worth I not a 1.
Thanks we'll fix it.
Maybe add 1 more tert to the France bonus. Split Normandie maybe. Almost worth too much as small as it is.
France has 6 regions (Corsica included). We gave it a higher bonus to reflect Napoleon's logistical and strategic superiority, and allow it to become the Empire. Remember, France alone went from the professional army to the levee en masse and Grande Armee, which was then imitated by all other powers. But in the beginning he had a great manpower advantage and the bonuses should reflect that.
Is Cyprus and Crete going to be terts? Think I saw someone mention making them a neutral color. Good idea if your not gonna use em.
No they won't be separate, but are part of the Ottoman Empire. Since there are no army display circles or land connections going to them, I don't think that leaving them colored in brown will confuse anyone.
Caps bonus. I like the 4 in Moscow. It works well with the others.
Glad you agree.
Thanks for all the great suggestions. Let's see what Kab thinks ... ;)