I think I have a game going with 10 Axis Subs in total so far. I believe the British have raided more convoys in total than I have or close to the same amount. I really love your take on it. It's hard to raid, not impossible but I am doing the math, Germany doesn't benefit financially from doing it I don't think. With tech, upgrades, losses and actual damage dealt and in the end the few convoys they raid. It's cost ineffective to try... For the Allies Raiding is easy they have a Surface navy to assist it and can do so with impunity, if it's any sign my opponent has a 3 Star Sub near Norway! (boy talk about what the Axis Subs should look like by '42)
well if we look at the actual convoy system, or lack thereof in the early stages of the war in the UK/France case.
Allies had no convoys in 39 and not until early 40 were they protected by western approaches, coastal command and such.
On turn 1 the allies full OOB can just trash the norway convoy to Germany, basically sinking norway and sweden ships and
goods, without any political fallout or blowback, need some cause n effect here eh'
Allied ships were not concentrated to hunt Uboats they were escorting ships and troops.
Instead of the convoy research and such go with the events, formation of convoys and escorts, western approaches,
coastal command, escort cv's and then VLRB, closing the mid atlantic gap as events that once reached have relevance.
I still like random T1 Uboat placement so to speak, adds a layer of FoW.
the one aspect of the Uboat game is initiative, he who starts well has an advantage, if KM causes the RN some damage to
surprised ships and then some convoy's so then there ahead of the game.
If your gonna raid every turn with Uboats, then your gonna be in for it.
Gotta hide n then turn up hopefully where the allies arent!
< Message edited by battlevonwar -- 4/15/2017 7:19:41 PM >