Hope I'm not barging in too late here...
I've played two games on this map and have high regard for the graphics and style. Also the bonuses system is cool. I have some serious misgivings, though, about some of the borders:
(a) The navies seem to play no real part in 2-player games. They are connected only to one territory and apparently start neutral (do they really? maybe it was just a fluke in my 2 games). So one doesn't bother about them and they just hang there.
(b) For similar reasons, I never got around to doing anything with the Rome inset. It's just too much trouble and not worth it.
One more thing: the convention by which province names written outside the provinces themselves is not very convenient. One gets used to it but it doesn't quite feel right.
Overall though, nice map. There is huge potential here.
Ships and Rome is not worth in 1v1 players.
All territory who gives bonuses start neutral
You can take ship and dont be afraid that someon from other ship can attack(just follow attack routes)
These last i dont quit understand.
Okay, I'll try some multi gams to see if the ships and Rome pan out there.
But with ships I think it makes more sense to have them connected to different continents - after all, this is one of the manifest purposes of having a navy: attacking other pieces of landmass, right?
The last point was about layout, never mind.