France is very good with 2 players. We played this map several times with the Austria turn order rule and it worked great. There are many choke points and the first build action is often needed.
I know there's a Winsome boycott on having full rulebooks posted online, but would it be possible for someone to summarize the Austria turn order rule for me, for cases like this? I constantly hear references to it (and even bought the recently reprinted Austria map from Boards&Bits, so theoretically even own it now, but it's creeping through the pipeline of international mail somewhere).
The only 2P turn order rule I know is the Alspach Jamaica/St. Lucia one, which is . . . meh, it works. The one-shot $5 bid seems awfully all-or-nothing on that one.