AA1914 - Ship Cost Changes

  • Hello everyone.

    Will be trying to downcost the cruisers and subs in AA WWI to see if this makes for more interesting naval conflicts. So far everyone only buys BBs and transports and I was loathe to increase BB cost as it would only make them too expensive and therefore removed from the game.

    I figure that Cruiser cost of 7 and Sub cost of 5 will allow smaller fleets and therefore more choice in resource affectation.

    Based on that cost, 5 Cruisers vs 3 BBs (35 IPCs vs 36) or 7 Subs vs 3 BBs (35 vs 36) yield the same theoretical outcome of BBs winning with 1 or 2 left and all remaining damaged. To me this makes sense because it still gives you the advantage of benefiting from your higher one-time costs of BBs yet still give you the chance to look into more slowly building up a force while not comprimising too much ground, which smaller powers could benefit from.

    At current costs of 9 and 6, Cruisers and Subs are just pointless; with this kind of odds, I hope they will be better.

    Any thoughts?

  • I like subs at 6, but agree is 9 for CA is too much considering lack of capabilities (except move 3).  Would reduce to 8 OR would like to suggest giving it ASW capability to effect sub movement like a mines.  If sub entered a sea zone with a CA, it is subject to die roll of 1 for a kill.  This makes a CA much more valuable.

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