Transports are too expensive


  • Keep it simple

    Transports can carry 1 infantry and 1 non-infantry

    or

    Transports can carry 3 infantry

    House rule it and see if that works

    Kim


  • Add a new transport unit.

    Large transport:

    Cost: 10 IPC’s
    Stats: 0/1/2
    Special ability: can transport 3 infantry or 1 infantry and 1 other land unit

    No one starts off with one. This would help the allies out a lot more than the axis, but won’t be broken like an 8 IPC transport would be.

    Also can we somehow change the bomber attack to 2 instead of 4? Would be a lot more realistic, and would change the amount of support ships needed to defend the transports, such as the sea zone outside Gibraltar. Also Germany’s attack on Russia would be slightly weaker.

  • Customizer

    @theROCmonster:

    Add a new transport unit.

    Large transport:

    Cost: 10 IPC’s
    Stats: 0/1/2
    Special ability: can transport 3 infantry or 1 infantry and 1 other land unit

    No one starts off with one. This would help the allies out a lot more than the axis, but won’t be broken like an 8 IPC transport would be.

    Also can we somehow change the bomber attack to 2 instead of 4? Would be a lot more realistic, and would change the amount of support ships needed to defend the transports, such as the sea zone outside Gibraltar. Also Germany’s attack on Russia would be slightly weaker.

    I am an advocate of having strategic bombers using two attack factors:  one for land targets and one for naval targets.  The naval value would of course be smaller.
    It could also be argued that their attack value against air should be different.  If you have 20 infantry and 2 bombers attacking 5 fighters, it seems silly to allow the bombers to hit fighters at a 4.  Still, with the way this game works, I know this isn’t really bomber/infantry vs fighter but rather a mix of supporting weapons that would make it seem more plausible.

    Either way, a fleet of bombers attacking warships @ 4 just isn’t right.


  • @knp7765:

    @theROCmonster:

    Add a new transport unit.

    Large transport:

    Cost: 10 IPC’s
    Stats: 0/1/2
    Special ability: can transport 3 infantry or 1 infantry and 1 other land unit

    No one starts off with one. This would help the allies out a lot more than the axis, but won’t be broken like an 8 IPC transport would be.

    Also can we somehow change the bomber attack to 2 instead of 4? Would be a lot more realistic, and would change the amount of support ships needed to defend the transports, such as the sea zone outside Gibraltar. Also Germany’s attack on Russia would be slightly weaker.

    I am an advocate of having strategic bombers using two attack factors:  one for land targets and one for naval targets.  The naval value would of course be smaller.
    It could also be argued that their attack value against air should be different.  If you have 20 infantry and 2 bombers attacking 5 fighters, it seems silly to allow the bombers to hit fighters at a 4.  Still, with the way this game works, I know this isn’t really bomber/infantry vs fighter but rather a mix of supporting weapons that would make it seem more plausible.

    Either way, a fleet of bombers attacking warships @ 4 just isn’t right.

    Fleet of bombers attacking naval units on 4 is underpowered I agree 😄

    If you wanted to make the game more realistic when it comes to fleetcombat, it should be something along these lines:

    Whenever two forces enter the same seazone, there should be a searchroll to detemine if they even find each other. The winner of the searchroll determines weather or not there is a combat. There should be some bonuses for having planes.

    Then you have combat. if there are any planes involved at all, then the ships don’t get to fire anything else than AA fire. First, you have two rounds of aircombat. In this combat, attacking bombers hit on a 1, Tacs hit on a 2 and ftrs hit on a 3. Defending tacs hit on a 2 and defending ftrs hit on a 5. Then there is AA fire,  BBs, CVs and CRs hits attacking planes on a 1. everything else does not hit. After that the planes attack. Bombers hit on a 5, Tacs on a 5 and fighters on a 3. The owner of the planes gets to chose what dies.

    That is much more accurate. Planes dominated fleet warfare so much that if planes where involved, there would usually not even be a gunnery combat.


  • This is too much RNG. What if you don’t spot the other fleet? You then get screwed on your next turn. That isn’t fair, or realistic, at all. Because you able able to move 2-3 sea zones a turn with fleets. Missing a search check would be game ending a lot of times. Also air power is way too much in this version, at least on the European side.

  • Customizer

    Curious about this “search roll”. You mentioned the winner of the search roll determines whether or not there is combat. I understand that.
    If player A has a large fleet and is attacking player B who has a couple of ships, but player B wins the search roll, of course he’s going to decline combat.
    How about this however:
    Player A is on the attack and goes after Player B’s fleet.  Both fleets are roughly equal in size.  So if Player B wins the search roll, does that make Player B the attacker?


  • I have not fleshed out the idea completely yet. There are many ways to play around with this sort of idea.

    To the realism, not finding your opponent is the most important and realistic part of naval warfare missing in axis , and it is why subs are not used as much as they where historically.

    I would set it up so that both Player A and Player B search, and they both have the ability to find, and how “well” they find makes a difference. Lets say Player A need a 5 to find, and player B need a 4 to find.  Player A would get 4 points for rolling a 1, 3 points for rolling a 2, etc, while player B would get 3 points for rolling a 1 (4 to find - 1  on the roll).  The player with the most points can be the attacker, if you have at least 2 points more than the opponent, you can chose to have a all guns combat even if planes are involved (bascically regular fleetcombat). if you have 2 points more than your opponent, and your opponent finds, you can chose to evacuate the zeasone (to an adjecent seazone). if you find while your opponent does not, you can chose either to evacuate the seazone, or to stop one of your opponents planes from attacking for each point of difference.

    Some sort of system like this would work.

    if noone finds, there is no combat and the attacking fleet can still do an amphibious assault.

    If I am to flesh out this idea much more than this, it should go in the houserulessection 😕

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  • In a “search roll” scenario both players should independently roll to see if they detect the other. It should be possible for both sides to detect the other, not just the winner of a contested roll. One has to assume that both sides are using seaplane recon.


  • @SubmersedElk:

    In a “search roll” scenario both players should independently roll to see if they detect the other. It should be possible for both sides to detect the other, not just the winner of a contested roll. One has to assume that both sides are using seaplane recon.

    I agree. Also the soze of the airforce should be taken into account. Many BBs (and alot of smaller ships too) in WW2 had a few seaplanes They could fly around trying to find their enemy. Carriers however, would have a Much larger and more efficient unit/force of search planes. While landbased planes where much more limited by fuel and proximity to the coast.

    I would rank it like this:
    hunit, searchroll
    DD: 2
    Cr,BB, CV w/o planes, landbased ftr : 3
    Landbased tac /Bomber : 4
    Carrier with planes : 5

    The best unit you have will determine your searchvalue.

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