Discussion started in another thread but should be discussed here...
The big difference will be each African nation can have different relations to each of the external blocks so one nation will have an easy time buy French designs/units while others will be best to pursue American or Russian designs.
Hmm, methinks that was a slip that gives us some info
External blocks eh ?
Not really, from my Nov. 27th blog;
...While the campaign will put the player into areas with a set number of regions (We refer to them as Blocks) the map has multiple blocks each with multiple regions and stores the basic information for all of these. That means I have over 200 borders to draw in. Iâ€™m certainly getting a refresher on my geography.
As an aside, since I know itâ€™s of much interest, the maximum number of regions a player can interact with in a single player map is not finalized yet, most blocks have between five and twenty regions.
I think I spoke about this after the blog was posted, as an example France and BeNeLux are one block, Japan, N. Korea and South Korea are another. Africa is actually 4 blocks totaling 51 regions (playing from some place like should Togo should be a real challenge...) so when you play from Lybia you could buy the Rooikat design from the South African block (which contains South Africa). How much you can deal with the other blocks is still in the design stage, but production commodities/units/unit design trading seems to be a logical minimum. We'll have more informaiton on this later in the development.
Okay, i think the word "external" thru me.i took it to mean multiple blocks NOT on the map, that could be traded with.Like there was a bunch of small WMs, instead of just the one.
Actually, you understood it fairly well, that is what we are implying. How it works when we finish the design... we'll have to wait and see. At least in Sandbox mode you'll need Pakistan to deal with the China block while India deals with the Russian block. The key advantage (and the added complexity) is that you have different relationship values with each of the blocks.
I'm going to post the current version Blocks and Regions list on the Wiki, that should give everyone something to chew on...
(I'm also going to split this topic since we're drifting...)