for a long time, i used the 6th pick exclusively as a counter pick against the 4-5 of my opponent. because if you get your 6th, that means they got their 4th and 5th. recently something occurred to me, there is another type of pick you can make here.
i took australia, not as a counter pick but as a base from which i could expand like crazy. i wont know yet which of the other territories my opponent has but i will know that if it goes to 6, they wont have anything near australia...
i don't do this exclusively now or counter-pick exclusively, depends on the opponent and the map, where the wastelands are etc. but i think this strategy has a time in place.
what are some other things to think about with the 6th pick? anything else to do besides this and counter picking?