Of course, this necessitated an update to the map. The new version is to the left and has Iskanderan as well as a new lake to allow naval/coastal actions between the nations to be fought.
(Jim - need a name for the lake!)
I've also been thinking about the rules that I'm going to use. I said "I'm going to use", which I think needs a bit of clarification. I'm going to play some games between Pumbaaskaya & Timonistan as solo games, so those are the games I'm referring to. Obviously games between myself & Jim - i.e. Pumbaascaya/Timonistan vs. Iskanderan - will use rules that we both want to use! Anyway, the point is that I've re-read Nordic Weasel's 'FiveCore Company Command' and I'm not convinced that they'll handle the battalion-level (i.e. multiple companies) games that I envisage playing.
They're described as "1 stand equals 1 squad or vehicle. Typical game had 6-12 stands on each side"
That said, they are definitely fast play and I think I'll be dissatisified with the level of detail that they have. Alternatives that I'm considering are Too Fat Lardies' "I Ain't Been Shot Mum!" (IABSM) and Sabre Squadron. As IABSM is a WW2 ruleset and again has a lack of detail, I'm favouring Sabre Suqadron at the moment.
But of course, I'm not even ready to play a game yet! :) Still, I get back home tomorrow and my new toys from Magister Militum should be waiting for me and I can make a start!
edited: I meant to say, but forgot, that Jim's selected a benchmark year for us, which is 1960. This means that when you look at the country pages and it says, for example, that Armour Modernity is -3yrs then the newest armour that country can have is 1957