saw HMS Victorious quite often in 1943 (PBEM games), but never heard of any USS Robin. Is this vessel in the inventory at all?
When HMS Victorious was on loan for the New Georgia landings she was given the temporary name of USS Robin
BTW, there are some IJN ships that seem never to be sent into theatre as well. CLs Kitakami and Oi for instance.
I have seen both Oi and Kitakami in several games, but always late in the campaign when the IJN is scrapping the bottom of the barrel for anything that floats. For the allied player this is a good thing, as these ships sport 40 torp tubes and very deadly in surface engagements. By the time they show the allied air power is powerful enough to keep them in Truk.
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"splendid was their tactic of diving upon our force from the direction of the sun, taking advantage of intermittent clouds"
-Captain Takahisa Amagai, KAGA, June 4th 1942