I’m aware that this is an older thread by now, but I figure it’s worth posting still.
Those 4 German subs that are placed near Stettin just let the German navy dominate the Atlantic in the opening turns, which are crucial. Were they setup there for balance purposes or were they setup there to reflect historical accuracy? From what I can gather, the British home fleet didn’t get sunk so brutally in 1939, which other setups and some research suggest. I realize that the game is not actually WW2, it’s just based on it. After playing with this setup about ten times though, the 4 extra subs just seem unnecessary and maybe overpowering. Before this setup was published, the U.K. navy barely survived, often with just one damaged battleship and maybe a couple planes left. That was with Germany not building a single navy unit. It’s Germany’s air force that has the punch behind the attack, now more than ever with more subs.
Germany can still have a naval presence in the Atlantic if it chooses to build some navy, maybe build those 4 subs that were added in the setup. The commonwealth in the Atlantic becomes severely set back with the U-boats there as it is.
Maybe there’s a reason that I’m not aware of about why the setup is where it is. I just figured I’d bounce my ideas off here. Everything else in the setup is great. Without guys actually doing this kind of stuff, things would get pretty boring haha, so we appreciate it!