This comes from another thread but I thought it deserved a thread of it’s own…
Subs should have some badass ability, like the ability to snipe off transports without being fired upon.
That would actually make SUBs useful Rakeman. Right now they’re basically a waste of 6IPCs. I’m hoping there’s some sort of secret ability about SUBs we just don’t know about yet. Maybe something like this…
Sure we know that DDs detect SUBs on the attack…
But have we actually been told that they detect SUBs on defense?!?!?
Just like Capital Ships are allowed to ignore SUBs (can pass through or enter a SZ with SUBs without fighting the SUBs), what if SUBs are allowed to ignore Capital Ships?!?!?
SUBs would then be able to attack any standing Navy with transports, but basically just target the transports (in essence autokilling them) without any fear of being killed by the Standing Navy.
Now Whoa!! Before you start throwing accusations of this making SUBs overpowered, remember, any DD + support can autokill SUBs (automatic detection, no chance to submerge). Now it becomes a game of Cat and Mouse. If the SUB gets within the DDs range, the SUBs are toast. If the Trannies get within the SUBs range, the Trannies are toast. The onus is on the DDs to go out and clear the SUBs, so that their transports are safe to move in for Amphibs.
If this were the actual Combat system for SUBs, then I would say that Mr. Harris is BRILLIANT!!!
-The Battle of the Atlantic would be replicated very nicely, with the Allies needing to clear the seas of SUBs prior to bringing in the Trannies
-Convoy Raiding is replicated indirectly as SUBs have a very good chance of picking off Trannies at 7IPCs each
-The decision to make Trannies separate from Navies, and nonuseable as fodder makes perfect sense
-SUBs become viable units for Germany. Not in large quantities, but a few here and there to basically slow down Allied landings.
-Allies will need to produce a few more DDs, just to try and keep the SUBs out of range of their Trannies. It won’t be just AC+TRN purchases like in Classic.
-And one mroe time for good measure… the Battle of the Atlantic will be replicated nicely
Now, all of this brilliance would be ruined, by saying that "No, DDs detect SUBs on defense as well." Most standing Navies will have a DD and then this great combat system would never come to fruition. Like I said though, I’m hoping this is not the case
How bout it? Craig or Kreighund? Are we on to something here?