From: Gizycko, Poland, EU
ORIGINAL: John 3rd
RA has a decent number of additional AA units added the Kaigun's LCUs. They are 88s.
OK. But the question is: does AA LCU are treated the same way as AT LCUs during combat?
As about the tanks stuff, I'll comment on it in detail by tomorrow evening. Generally, though, I don't have much belief in making Japanese motorized forces even stronger. Because the game as it exist already allows Japs to deploy numbers of medium tanks that exceed their entire RL production in a single attack, field 3 (4 in Scen 2) full tank divisions and so on.
FatR, it's not about making them stronger... or adding extra divisions... Speaking about logic.
In my PBEM scenario 2 (which is scenario 1 on steroids) there I've got in 9.44 roughly 1k type 3 tanks active in all available LCUs (while about 100 were build IRL). So why not have Type 2 light tanks upgrade if an assumption the upgrade is based says: Japan HAS resources to build 1k Type 3 "heavy" tanks.
Important. Mind that every upgrade is not without the cost for the Japanese Empire!
Every upgrade costs both in scarce vehicle points and armament points!
ORIGINAL: John 3rd
 Dead end for the Japanese light tanks in all scenarios.
In old WITP both type 95/98 light tanks (devices 778/779) were upgrading with Type 2 light tank somewhere in '44.
Now in AE the link is broken. Device 779 (type 98) upgrades with device 780. BUT there's no or almost no type 98 tanks in this scenario! Device 778 stays with typ 95 tanks througout the war.
That's IMHO wrong.
IRL those type 95 tanks were being rebuild and fitted with the 57 mm tank gun becoming Type 4 Ke-Nu light tanks...
Maybe the availability of Type 98 should be changed for... say 08.42?
Like 95 --> Type 98 (08.42) --> Type 2 (6.44)
Or, better yet and as suggested, maybe a new REALType 4 Ke-Nu should be introduced (also about 100 built IRL and foreseen as a real successor of Type 98 as an upgrade for Type 95 in '44?
Trying to find some logic here... Why the Japanese player is stuck with mediocre Type 95 if he has full contingents of Type 3 tanks? (IRL equally rare as Type 4 Ke-Nu ; but now in 9'44 scenario 2 I have almost 1300 of them active).
A couple of personal (and thoroughly uninformed) notes:
- At the very least, I think the Type 95 could be allowed to convert to the Type 2. I am not so sure about changing availability dates.
I am with Kitakami here. Those Type 95 should at least be allowed to eventually upgrade with Type 2 tanks.
In the old WITP both light tanks' types were upgrading with Type 2 (see the printscreen; avail 99/99 come from old database).
Type 4 Ke-Nu would be fun, though!
< Message edited by viberpol -- 6/14/2012 10:47:48 PM >
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