This was my idea exactly for my 39 setup. All nations start out with medium bombers and have to develop heavy bombers….so if Japan and Germany want to skip this technology for another they can. These new pieces are going to open the games for more house rules…isn’t that what we want? It’s what I want…! I think making Heavy bombers for the countries that don’t have an OOB heavy and making medium bombers for the countries that don’t have an OOB medium is the smart thing to do.
I agree with you here on the possibility of house rules. In my house rules version major warships already get 2 attacks, one for primary and one for secondary armament, so giving heavy bombers two chances to hit isn’t much of a stretch, any more than having 2-hit warships (or in my case, even 3-hit ones, though I haven’t quite settled on whether the 3-hit ones should be rare “super-BB’s” or standard BB’s, giving BC’s and carriers 2 hits…)
As far as making it a tech, you could also make certain techs be already awarded to certain nations as a national advantage: e.g., Germany could automatically get Heavy Tanks whereas the US & UK could automatically get Heavy Bombers, which to some degree reflects the realities of the war and of each nation’s research priorities in the early-war period up to 1942 (when some game scenerio’s begin, after all…)
Giving the oob 4-engines a “tech” status, though (even if it’s automatically awarded to the US, say) does somewhat push the B-29 out of the picture as an “upgrade” options, though… but this may become a non-issue, as I have yet see anyone firmly commit to doing a B-29 piece… (Other than TT’s old piece which is maybe too small…)
cost 7, if VS land targets:
these are 3-3 units moving 2 and each plane boosts the tank +1 at 1:1 basis
if VS Sea targets:
3-3 units moving 2 ( carrier based)…also possible modifier for attacks on surface ships ( not sure)
They cant move from land or from sea to attack the other on the same turn. So carrier planes cant attack land targets unless they fly first to land on the turn before and vice versa.
this will result is fighters staying on land where they belong with a few on carriers as escorts
Ya if you want info on the progress just keep an eye on the FMG pieces project disscusion link in “other axis and allies variants”. It is an epic 2 year journey, but when they get here it will be worth it.
i went through this i got a battlestrip anyway I told them repeatively it wasn’t something i needed but i got another one, they did send me 9 more tac bombers 6 that were missing and 3 more to say sorry