Gameplay is looking quite nice at the moment. Being a small map, any flaws in balance will be easy to sort out.
Right now I'm thinking, that the big central bonus area (which brings another point... you have no bonus area names anywhere! They definitely should be) is a bit hard to hold. I'm counting 7 borders to defend, if one was to try to hold that bonus area. Not sure what bonus you have planned for the Nicosia territory, but since it's 1 territory it's not likely to be more than +1, right? So... this would give you 7 troops for 7 borders. Well, it fits, but somehow I don't see anyone going for that bonus zone, it'll be like Asia in classic. My point... well, no point really, just thinking out loud. If you really want a "dead zone" like that in a small map, I guess it can work... if the surrounding areas will be balanced.
I know you wanted mostly gameplay input, but a few words on the graphics: I don't quite like the font for the territory names. It's a bit unclear, and furthermore, it doesn't add to the theme of the map. Something more like the font on your title (not exactly the same though) would seem more appropriate.
Btw... why is the Larnaca bonus zone a +4? It only has 3 territories, IMO a +3 would be more appropriate for the area...
Well, that's all I have for now... it's 5 am again, I should be asleep already, my brain is not functioning at optimal capacity... I'll try to think of more feedback tomorrow.
Last edited by natty dread
on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.