This is a serious question. I mean when I look at global, 1941 and 1942… it just seems like there are less attacks and exchanges happening, because the allies start out gimped.
D-day used to come quicker in the other games. Now it is slow.
I wish they would go back to the old transport rules, because the have to get transports. The allies are paying 7 for a unit that only moves other units around… for USA this is traumatizing, because it is pretty much a 1 way ticket unless you further invest in a supply chain.
1 transport to shuck to africa, 1 transport to pick up africa, 1 transport to come back from africa to pick up the east usa units.
21 ipc to just get 2 units into position each turn. or you can invest in a kamehameha wave and do a 1 time drop… So usa has to spend twice as much as germany to just get men into the fight… and he has to spend money on naval units that just sit in the water.
One cannot conquer berlin with destroyers and carriers.
I just feel like the allies are gimped. Seriously no one wants to play the allies anymore for the newer games, like global, 1941 and 1942. This is really bad. People want to roll some dice.
The whole transport thing wouldn’t be so bad if the atlantic started with a few more pieces or something.
Plus, the real WWII transports had weapons on them like the LSTs. Since we can transport tanks, one would have to assume it is transport modeled to carry them, all of those models were armed.
I feel that transports being able to defend themselves is historically accurate and better suits the game.
Especially if they are carrying an AA gun… why wouldn’t the crew fire it? I understand it wouldn’t make sense for a transport to beat a sub, bship, cruiser, or destroyer… other than ramming the ship into them, but if it tried to do that of course it would get shot down before other naval units.
Grunion (SS-216) 31 Jul 42 70 killed
Sunk by gunfire from torpedoed Japanese transport Kashima Maru;
10 miles north Segula, near Kiska Island, Aleutians.
Japanese put torpedoes on freaking transports.
Grayling (SS-209) 9 Sep 43 76 killed
Probably rammed and sunk by Japanese transport Hokuan Maru,
South China Sea west of Luzon.
These are just the american sub losses to transports. I have a hard time finding a full list of naval casualties and from what. Would have to find a fighter casualty list as well.