It is an interesting idea, but your explanation points to why your solution may not work.
Here is the jist of your suggestion, I think.
The USA has lots of CVs and BBs because they can afford it. They are using them to soak hits because they have so many, so lets add a modest repair cost to stop that.
Here are my thoughts:
The problem is that the USA is the only power in the game (most of the time) that will shrug off the repair costs. So you may actually make things worse for Japan in particular who would be much more affected by paying those costs.
Also your suggestion that a 1 IPC will deter a player from willingly taking hits from their capital ships right away is a bit confusing. The next cheapest option is to lose a 6 IPC sub. So a 1 IPC cost isn’t really going to change things. But as was pointed out earlier, Naval bases are quite pricey as is and the need to pull back a damaged fleet is still a bit of a deterrent. I think I’m OK with the rules as is.
I have searched for this on the forums and cannot find a reference to it. In the setup for Germany there are 2 pieces for aircraft carriers. I am axis and I started an Africa Korps movement but US entered the war in turn 1. Now I will need 2 carriers to guard the med in SZ 91 but I also want to place a carrier in SZ 113 to counter a possible Russian attack formulated by my cunning opponent. I can use a plastic chip in SZ 91. Is it permissible in the rules for Germany to have 3 carriers in play?
Why do you think that you need CV’s to protect the Med.?
I am curious, wouldn’t Bmbrs doing the same Job and give you more flexibility?
So now you spent 48 ipcs for three CV’s and 32 are lost compared to 48 = 4 Bmbrs plus your Ftr’s and the Allies player would have had to think about it sailing to Gibraltar…just my thoughts…
In hind sight, do you think the UK should have attacked the Italians fleet in the same manner, or would you attack the Destroyer and Transport with an all out amphibious assault on Libya or Tobruk?. That way, you could get odds and scramble planes from Malta in a defense effort during an Italy 1 attack.
Yes, I think that moving everything to Malta and then launching an amphibious assault on Torbruk would be the best bet. I think that you either need to put the UK Alexandria/ Egypt forces on the offensive right away or have them fall back… otherwise, I see them getting destroyed on I2 unless you sacrifice the UK fleet and block SZ 98.
If you attacked Tobruk, you could pick up the Inf and Art from Egypt, have the mech (in Egypt) move through Alexandria, and have all of the ground forces in Alexandria join the fight, you would have:
UK: 3 INF, 2 ART, 1 Tank, 1 Tac Bomber, 1 Fighter (if you bring the one from Malta)
Italy: 3 INF, 1 ART, 1 Mech, 1 Tank
can’t italy ravish the british navy then, killing remaining brits in africa later through landings on tobruk, egypt and moving out of uncaptured ethiopia (to iraq?) ?
Yes, but the English can rebuild them very fast while the Italians cannot.
I’d have to agree that Kamikazee just makes no sense on offense, in terms of game play. I believe the idea is to add extra defense to Japan, since they are out numbered 4 to 1 (China, England, ANZAC and America vs Japan).
When Japan grabs the money islands, malaya, hong kong, FIC and the philippines its income nearly doubles, with a little push in China - Japan can outporoduce the US. Japan only starts hurting when Japan plans poorly and doesn’t make a massive land grab on its first turn of war with the allies.
To be honest, I’m not sold on the idea that Japan can do all that plus hurt China. That doubled income may not last very long.
Depends on the Chinese player, mainly moving their stacks from air attack range.
However, if the Japanese player is consistent in striking Yunnan, denying China materials, it can be done. Trust me.
The real problem comes if Britain decides to do a can opener with tanks and mechanized infantry.
I dont know if this is off on another subject but I wanted to post the results from this weekend…… the Axis have another victory! Barbarossa on G3. They had better rolls at most of the key battles A couple of different rolls at a few of the key battles and It would have been diff. Especially in sea zone 6 for me, Oh well what can ya do. Next time It will be different