Here’s a question,
How often do people REALLY buy Battleships? maybe, once or two a game, as Japan or USA?
I certainly don’t think I’ve ever seen a player in a normal game have more than 4.
Perhaps Battleships are overpriced?
And maybe you should also consider, that Cruisers aren’t overpriced, but that subs, destroyers, fighters, and bombers. are _under_priced?
I play against a lot of players who have less experience, and they like to buy a bunch of battleships as the United States. As Japan, I tend to avoid the American fleets as much as possible. As the Germans and Italians, it is much more difficult to avoid the American fleet. What’s the best defense against BBs?
Another house rule for cruisers is adding torpedoes, allowing them a surprise attack much like subs. During WW2 there were a fair amount of cruisers with torpedo capabilities.