I've finished rating air units and updating the .eqp file. But I've only just started the process of working on the air OOBs.
Submarine Equivalents. This is how to pay for naval units in E47. Since TOAW doesn't model submarine operations, I can pay for naval units using submarines instead of panzers. Both the Allies and the Germans built hundreds of submarines. Allied submarines are around twice as big as Germans, each Allied submarine is about as big as a destroyer. However, the Germans built more submarines and the Allies have to leave some in the Pacific to blockade Japan, so the net effect is about the same. This is how the Germans can afford some big battleships (H-41 Class is the most reasonable).
Capital Ships. It takes about 5 years to build and train a big capital ship. This is inefficient in E47 terms. Also, there is a big difference between a British Warspite (30,000t built in 1916) and a German H-41 (70,000t built in 1945). I'm working on something I call a "battleship slice" or a "carrier slice" to rate big capital ships as well as handle incremental replacements for them. This might take me weeks or even months to figure out, but I'm working on it.
EDIT: Here is my current thinking: Generic destroyer-sized replacement "slices" for light, medium, heavy, and carrier units distributed something like ~6, ~4, ~2, and ~4, per month (for the USA, others scaled down from there). A USN carrier task force might look something like ~48 light, ~36 medium, ~24 carrier slices. A bombardment task force might look something like ~36 light, ~36 medium, ~36 heavy slices.
EDIT2: Here is the historical USN strength in 1945: 23BB, 28CV, 71CVE, 72CA, 377DD, 232sub, 361DE, 833misc (I'm guessing things like rocket ships, PT boats, etc). Those frigates and subs will be folded into the replacements and I'll leave the misc alone (but adjust replacements for them accordingly). Here is the British RN in 1945: 15BB, 55 carriers, 67 cruisers, 308DD, 162 subs.
< Message edited by VHauser -- 2/10/2018 2:17:39 PM >
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