by John Norris
1. The standard rules of regular diplomacy apply, except where modified below.
2. The map is altered as shown, creating the province of Milan between the former Piedmont and Venice provinces. The latters supply centre is moved to Milan.
3. The former Piedmont, which losses its contact with Tyrolia to Milan, is now extended north-west to offer access to Burgundy as well as Marseilles. To reflect these changes it is renamed Savoy.
4. Rome takes in all of the former Tuscany, so the combined province is thus adjacent to Savoy, Milan, Gulf Of Lyons as well as Rome's usual neighbours.
5. Venice is renamed Venetia following the convention that only home supply centres have city names.
6. This variant strngthens Italy, providing an attacking rather than defensive power.