From: Neuching, Bavaria, Germany
I see your point, and I agree that prolonged use of the big guns definitely should have an effect on wear and tear. And a nasty one at that. Barrels are a delicate thing.
However, what limited knowledge of the events of the pacific war I have, most sources report that atolls were bombarded for more than one day in a row. There were also discussions, notably in preparation of the assault on Iwo Jima, that the battle wagons should stay for bombardment for at least a week or so, if I recall correctly. I think the final agreement was to have the big guns bombard Iwo Jima for 3 (?) days.
I feel it should be the commander's (that's me) decision, how the barrels should be (mis-) used.
I still feel that the current situation was not intended by the WitP developers. It looks like an oversight to me. Perhaps related to the also not working AE ships, which don't replenish the big guns of the BBs (and cruisers? Not sure). Not before 1945, not 1945. Never.
Basically I can live with that. I'm asking because it forces a change (deviation?) in strategy, as mentioned in my last post. And AE provides a chance to adjust things like that. Or future versions, who knows. Who cares as long as WitP is SO much fun. Even against AI
EDIT: Oops, forgot: PS: Note to AE team: please disregard if causing ANY delay
< Message edited by Rainer -- 1/6/2009 2:49:20 AM >