I saw this map had a decent amount of likes but it was really disappointing. The key to cramped maps is by not doing anything. Take 5 or 10 tens and only drop troops on your one country. After several rounds, the AI have exhausted their armies and eliminated half the players for you. Then you roll over everyone with your big army while they still continue to kill each other. The only way to fix this is by adding bonuses back into the game. I would recommend a bonus of 1 troop for every country over 2 and then some additional small bonuses for holding certain groups of countries. That gives the human players incentive to move earlier and not just steamroll everyone.