Not got WoN, but giving the British player all countries on the coalition side to play just destroys
the history of the game... it becomes 'everyone pick on France' game, which is very boring for them.
Britain did not have an absolute empire like control, she cajoled and bribed and coerced and then went
quiet when it all fell apart, rinsed and repeated, for many years - until 1812 in fact. Not having control
of allies seems much more realistic. This isn't 1941!
I do not have WoN. From my understanding you do not have to give the British player all the countries?
I have played many games of the Napoleonic Era. It always seems to be Everybody against France...Napoleon can handle it
The 1st Coalition (1792-1797): Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, Spain, Piedmont.
The 2nd Coalition (1798-1801): Russia, Britain, Austria, Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Naples, Vatican.
The 3rd Coalition (1805): Austria, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden.
The 4th Coalition (1806-1807): Prussia, Saxony, Russia.
The 5th Coalition (1809): Great Britain and Austria.
The 6th Coalition (1812-1814): Great Britain and Russia, joined by Prussia, Sweden, Austria, German States.
The 7th Coalition (1815): Great Britain, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria, German States.
Before a final victory against Napoleon, five of seven coalitions saw defeat at the hands of France.
Not necessarily everybody against France, rather Napoleon against all...Hardly boring
Five of the seven fell apart because each member had their own goals, diplomacy, etc.
Hard to get Austrian forces to join the invasion of Russia if it's controlled by the UK.
Even harder to get Austria to surrender if the UK player doesn't sign any treaty.