Games with PT tend to go like this:
You can see that most of his videos involve PT of 20 minutes, and how the games go. For me it's kind of boring and repetitive.
map size - I think big maps make sense when there's more than 4 players. Otherwise it just takes a lot for armies to travel.
So, my proposal is to play on a big map, but without peace time. A big map gives a sort of peace time because you can't really rush, but also you don't have to wait so long before attacking.
Anywas, I'll be playing with England. The time is ok then, 15:00 GMT ?