Haven't played as Japan, but in my current game Yamato was sunk by a pair of RAN CA plus screen (all RAN, RNZN or Dutch) in a night combat off the Shortlands. She took both the CAs with her, so from a strategic standpoint it was a win for Japan, but from a VP standpoint a serious win for the Allies. Plus, it has to be embarrassing to loose to a task force you outmass by over 2:1 all by yourself, and which has no gun of more than half your bore size. The IJN also lost a CL and a DD in that fight.
Bill, IF an Iowa could have been stripped of the big rifles and extra AA added, what kind of rating would she have, game-wise?
No one would build something that big with nothing heavier than a 5"/38, and the mounts would wind up restricting each other's fire arcs unless you made up something like a sextuple mount which wouldn't be very efficient...
Oh, fine, figure eight additional twin 5" turrets.
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