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bossk
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« on: March 03, 2002, 07:03:00 pm »
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It seems as though this is the game best suited to actually buying Battleships.  I was just wondering how important everyone else thinks they are to Pacific.

I think that Battleships are quite useful in this game.  Not only can they provide much needed firepower to amphib assualts that may be out of range of bombers but they also provide far more than a destroyer.  That, coupled with 2 HP for every countries turn I think makes it worth it to keep a couple around.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2002, 03:03:00 pm »
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no one has any comments on battleships? no on thinks that they are a waste of cash? no one has on opinion? what is the world coming to?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2002, 04:37:00 pm »
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When i play the Americans, on the frist turn i like to buy 3 Battleships, there tight.

I dont think the Japs can afford them.


Nothing beats a horde of battleships, somtimes you just have to over do it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2002, 02:08:00 pm »
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IMHO, destoyers are a better deal for the US because you get an attack of 6 and a defense of 6 for 24 IPCs instead of 4 and 4, plus the "anti submarines" capabilities of the destroyers.

Even the "two hits" capacity of the battleship does not make them equal.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2002, 03:11:00 pm »
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Yes, but the battleship's superior amiphib assualt shot (4 opposed to 2) makes it quite valuable in an island hopping campaign.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2002, 03:38:00 pm »
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I think you do not understand my point:

Destroyers have a 2 on Amphibious Assault but you get two of them for a battleship (4) so they are even of this point !
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2002, 07:40:00 pm »
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No, you don't understand probability.  the chances of hitting with 2 destroyers in an amphib assualt are 1 in 6.  the odds of a battleship doing this is 2 in 3.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2002, 07:50:00 pm »
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with 2 hits the battleships are better, IMO.If you hit a Bship once its still around, a hit on a Destroyer..it gone.
With the amount of ICP the US has in the game, i dig on the battleship.

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2002, 07:36:00 am »
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bossk, you must revise your probabilities maths !


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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2002, 07:45:00 am »
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Battleships are perfect for attacking small fleets because they soak up the damage.  They're a great tool for america to use to clean up the pacific.  They also in a way negate the sneek atack by subs since they don't sink in the first hit.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2002, 01:54:00 pm »
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But with destroyers, subs do not get their first attack hit ! Even better !
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2002, 04:19:00 pm »
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Battleships can take the frist sub hit.
 


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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2002, 07:54:00 am »
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i'm a fan of destroyers too... much better bang for the buck:
amphib assault:
destroyer
chance 2 hits = 11%
chance 1 hits = 44%
chance >0 hits = 55%
battleship
chance 2 hits = 0%
chance 1 hits = 60%
chance >0 hits = 60%
so, a slight edge for the BB but no chance of 2 hits...
regular combat
destroyer
chance 2 hits = 25%
chance 1 hits = 50%
chance >0 hits = 75%
battleship
chance 2 hits = 0%
chance 1 hits = 60%
chance >0 hits = 60%
so, hige edge for the destroyers, plus the chance of 2 hits!
add to this the sub killer ability and and it seems such a better deal
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2002, 03:59:00 pm »
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I still say battleships are better, though you need destroyers for support.


If you have a battle with 6 destroyers and 3 battleships, who would have the advantage?
The destroyers would on paper. But, if 3 destroyers hit with one attack and all the BBs' hit, the BBs have the upperhand. If the BBs' were the attackers, then they can withdraw with no loses and the destroyer numbers are halved with 36 icp lost.
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2002, 08:31:00 pm »
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Battleships are useful for protecting transports from subs. If you get a few casualties, just damage the battleship(s). With destroyers, you'd be losing transports.
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