In every game of axis and allies AA I have played… Subs havebeen useless. Nobody has ever bought any subs. Destroyers are so esily obtained and massed with a fleet they provide cover from subs. Germany was famed for its “wolfpack” but in AA germany doesnt even get to build a fleet unless the allies are losing hard.
Can anyone advocate the use of subs for any power in the game?
Sorry if I repeat someone but here goes:
Point of Submarines:
If you build a significant number of them before the enemy, and the enemy cannot keep up with destroyers, you can have a cheaper win.
Odds of Success:
Minimal at best. Your opponent would have to be pretty dense to let you amass a huge fleet of submarines without having at least 50% that number in defensive destroyers/bonus hits on battleships to soak them.
Either no one has submarines, or everyone has submarines and no one has a surface fleet. It just seems that’s where things pan out. This is awesome since no one can really win the game without surface ships since both sides have an island capitol.