From: La Salle, Colorado
I've been working on wrapping my mind around the Japanese OOB with all the changes that FatR has placed into it. Here is what I'm thinking:
STARTING FORCES (Capital Ships):
KB-1/KB-2 (Two WARP Speed TF on Dec 7th)
CV: Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku, Zuikaku
BC: Kirishima, Hiei, Kongo, Haruna
There are four new construction Akatsuki-Class AA DDs present.
BB: Nagato and Mutsu
CVEs: Taiyo and Hosho
CVLs: Ryujo, Shoho, Zuiho
Shoho is completed in time for Dec 7th.
BBs: Fuso, Yamashiro, Ise, Hyuga
The only additional starting forces for Japan, compared to IRL, in this version of RA is Shoho and 4 DDs. That is it.
CV: Junyo (Feb), Hiyo (June), Ryukaku (Sho-Kai Class November)
CVL: Nisshin (Feb) and Ryuho (July)
CA: 2 Tone-Kai
CV: Taikaku (Sho-Kai Oct)
CVL: Hayasui (Chitose-Class June)
CB: 2 Kawachi-Class Command Cruisers
CV: Renkaku (Sho-Kai Feb), Amagi (Sho-Kai Aug), Katsuragi (Sho-Kai Dec)
CVL: Kazahaya (Chitose-Class Mar), Aso (Chitose-Class Nov)
CV: Kasigi (Sho-Kai April)
Sho-Kai Class carries 75 Aircraft and is an improvement off of the Shokaku.
Chitose Class carries 33 planes and is the normal from the war. Three of the Oyodo hulls serve as the additional CVLs.
No Taiho or Shinano as normal.
Add five of the new Oyodo-Class CLs and you have the Japanese OOB.
FatR has described the DD Build-Out so I don't need to touch on that.
< Message edited by John 3rd -- 8/3/2013 10:31:27 PM >