Haven't seen this map played before. It ends up playing a little like John's Pond I suppose, but the distances between two allied players are so long that there's less scope for cooperative play. And the long thin strips of land are vulnerable to pels & hawks. And you can attack on land. Hmm.. it's not very like John's Pond at all is it? :-)
This is a pretty fantastic game in this reviewers esteemed opinion. You've got some magnificent bombing at the start, and lots of different units come into play throughout. Best part is that all 4 players look like they're going to get blown off the map at various stages and all build like fuck and recover magnificently.