do u count 29 land regions, excluding ports? if so, then we had better limit to 9 the number of players on this small map, for a minimum of 4 starting regions each, with the sea positions starting as n1, minor ports n2 and major ports n3: exclusions will be games for 10 or more players, with all other types available for play.
i recommend 29 randomly-allocated starting land regions and 9 fleet start positions, with a maximum of 2 fleets per player, each fleet having underlying n1 neutrals. this gives 11 regions each in 2-player games, 11 in 3-player games, 8 in 4-player games and so on, down to 4 in 9-player games. the 2-fleet maximum prevents anyone from starting with a +2 armada bonus.
while the start positions need u to write the xml in a certain way, the good news is that u will notice no difference on either the playing area or the legend: simply keep a record of the start positions and neutrals in the first post of the thread for future reference, so that no-one forgets about them later on.
other than the armada bonuses possibly wanting to be bumped up to +3, the revised bonuses look fine now. onward and upward!