From: Iowan in MD/DC
More on numbers. I just loaded my Tracker from turn 24 of a new Scen 2 game. Here they are, for reference:
Supply: 3.7M (I've spent a LOT, but started in the low-4M range)
Fuel: 6.2M - so this number here is actually lower than Scen 2 stock? Probably higher than Scen 1.
HI: 7267 - I've expanded nothing, and also only taken Hong Kong as far as any HI centers thus far. HI in this scenario is about +80% from Scen 2 stock.
LI: 10209 - I've expanded a fair amount already. Compared to here, it's doubled in this scenario. This really explains the Resource stockpile of only 25. Japan wants literally more than 10K more resources per day. In Scen 2, Japan only starts with ~70 days of Resources stockpiled.
Resources: 14.5K, compared to over 32K here. I guess it depends on where it is. If a lot of LI was added to Japan itself, but the Resources were added to China... that has implications for xAKs and fuel consumption.
Oil: I started with ~325 in stock Scen 2. Starting with 1900 here is a huge boost. The Oil deficit (vs. Refinery capacity) is, proportionally, much smaller to start with. 1900 compared to 2400, vs. 325 compared with 1100 in stock Scen 2. I also started with >4M Oil in Scen 2, while here it's only in the 3M range. However, since the starting deficit is only 500 instead of 800, that might be comparable.
The estimated ship use field, which I've never really put much stock in since it makes lots of assumptions, is not grossly inflated compared to Scen 2.
Finally, the naval shipyard production is actually lower than mine is on turn 24, even though I have been expanding mine. If the naval OOB is so greatly expanded, then perhaps this needs to be increased. You could counterbalance the increase by adding the calculated amount of HI each ship that you think Japan should be able to build to Japan's starting HI stockpile (e.g., if building a CV costs 100,000 HI if built at normal speed then just add 100,000 HI to the starting stockpile rather than increasing HI production, which has enormous "wave ripple" effects on the rest of the economy).
I'll have to look at the full stock of bases, but those are just initial impressions/comparisons from the Tracker chart itself.