I trust MWiF is going to include Cruisers in Flames?
I notice that, in the 30 SetUp, Graf Spee and Deutschland start in Europe, as do Exeter, Ajax and Cumberland (with no sign at all of HMNZS Achilles). Publicity for Cruisers in Flames includes the enticing promise that we can now fight the Battle of the River Plate ... so presumably these ships are allowed to start in the Atlantic? Is this correct?
It's not unfortunately. Combat ships of neutral countries must return to base at the end of the turn, so can't be at sea at the beginning of the next turn. Thus the Graf Spee is in Germany at the start of S/O39.
BUT, this does not prevent you from moving it during the first impulse when you are at war with the CW, and initiate searches. The WiFZen will be that it sailed just before the outbreak of the war.
Does CiF include the gallant HMNZS Achilles? I hope so.
Yes it is.
Surface factor 2 (the higher the better -- Yamato 11, Mogami 5, Brooklyn 3), defense 7 (the lower the better -- Yamato 0, Mogami 6, Brooklyn 6), AA 2 (Yamato 4, Mogami 1, Brooklyn 2), shore bombardment 0 (Yamato 4, Mogami 1, Brooklyn 1), move 6, range 5.
Could be possible with Milchcow SUBs? Or they are not available so early (I can´t see the counters now and I don´t remember when they are available).