From: PDX (and now) London, UK
To'su -> 25 PBs and 10 ACMs
Kiso-E -> 29 PBs and 30 ACMs
Daigen, Kasu, Miyati and Gozan will be left as they are
The To'su make better PBs as they improve speed to 12 knots, somehow. Matches your workhorse ships like the Aden class. The Kiso-E are nearly worthless, but I still make some as PBs.
You might want 10-15 AGs or so to go in bases you're pulling resources/oil/fuel from, to refill ASW racks for the escorts. Gozen are good for this. Some AD as well, but I can't remember which convert to those.
Ansyu-C ->24 PBs and 20 AKEs
These are 14 knot ships! Make ALL PBs. It's your best patrol boat and works well for fast transport as well, still keeping 1000 cargo space.
Make a bunch of Aden class AKE. You have a ton of them and they're only 12 knots, so more expendable. They're big enough to service most ships, and in the right port, even BB. You may have to make a few Lima class AKE also.
Std-C -> 17 TKs
Toho, Ehime, Akasi -> all of them converted to carry troops.
Husimi -> 5 AKs, 6 ARs
You won't need all Toho, Ehime, Akasi converted. You have a bunch. You might want these for quick hauling of smaller units and supply, but not divisions. Those will go on the 15 knot + ships, and most likely always on xAP and Kyushu/Yusen.
I made a few Husimi AVs as well, and some AS. But you have to wait until June to start the AR/AS/AK.
Aden -> 12 AKEss, 6 AKVs
Kyushu -> 10 AKEs, 5 ARs, 2 ASs, 1 AV
Yusen N -> 10 AKEs, 47 AKs
Lima -> leave as they are
Yusen A and Yusen S -> leave as they are
Do you think it's ok?
I don't really use AKVs. If you do, make them a faster ship than an Aden. No sense getting your air group sunk needlessly. I just fly them or load onto a normal Kyushu if I can't. Remember the incredible range of most Japanese planes. Might make a few later for invasions, but that's it.
Leave Kyushu's for troops, make them AKs in June. Don't waste that speed in port. Same with Yusens.
You won't need that many AKEs in the first 6 months anyway. Go more slowly with those. They're quick if you need more, but it would suck to not have enough to haul troops/units quickly.
PS - You're doing amazingly well with all of these Japanese names! Hard to keep track of for me even after starting 3 PBEMs now.
< Message edited by obvert -- 7/3/2012 12:04:50 AM >
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