From: Norwich, England
ORIGINAL: Dancing Bear
hidden in another post is an idea to move the French naval phase to second in the naval phase, i.e. just after GB. Since GB almost always never goes first, this means, France will do her naval phase immediately after her reinforcement phase. Just like the Spainish diplomacy and reinforcement phases, this would mean a quicker turnaround (about 3.5%).
What I want to know is, would you guys be ok with this?
In other posts, Hornblower, borner and jimmer were in agreement, so with me, this makes 4 so far.
I'd disagree, the saving is illusory. France will rarely play their naval phase anyway being blockaded by GB, so you'd just end up with Russia's phase being next.
In fact with the phase skipping introduced in v1.05 I've been seeing that it's the naval phase where the greatest savings are being made. Russia, Prussia, France and Austria will usually skip and Spain and Turkey may also do so.
One game I'm in only GB and Spain played the last phase.