From: A Lion uses all its might to catch a Rabbit
Thank you. Still working out some things that I find as I re-look at certain areas, like US ship endurance which is way out of whack to both extremes.
No way can Brooklyn and Wichita classes make 14,500nm of endurance. Then I found this:
War Service Fuel Consumption of U.S. Naval Surface Vessels
1. WAR SERVICE FUEL CONSUMPTION OF U.S. NAVAL SURFACE VESSELS (FTP 218) is issued for the use and guidance of the Naval Service and is effective upon receipt. The distribution is in accordance with the hallowances prescribed in the Registered Publication Allowance Tables.
2. FTP 218 supersedes (a) FTP 136, and (b) "Fuel Oil Consumption Tables and Endurance Charts" which were issued tosubsequent to September 1943 to certain surface vessels. Holders are directed to destroy the above mentioned superseded material. No report of destruction is required.
3. FTP 218 is a confidential, non-registered publication which shall behandled, stowed and transported as prescribed by Article 76, U.S. Navy Regulations (1920) and the Registered Publication Manual.
4. This document contains information affecting the natinoal [sic] defense of the United States within tyhe [sic] meaning of the Espionage Act, 50 U.S.C., 31 and 32, as amended. Its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law.
Probably one of the last things I am working out is how to deal with CV-4 USS Ranger (1934). I have the ability in place/programmed to bring her into the game from Norfolk (East Coast) on turn 1, but justifying it when
- CV-5 USS Yorktown (based on a proposed 24,700 ton design study for Yorktown) is available in Norfolk
- CV-7 USS Wasp (based on the historical 19,800 ton Yorktown design) is theoretically available,
- CV-1(a) USS Langley (re-built/modified Lexington CVB class) is due in 30 days, and
- CV-8 USS Hornet (19,800 ton Wasp class) is due in March/April.
Really on the fence with how to go. I like Ranger's back story, but logic says that Wasp would be the better choice to bring to the Pacific, and both carriers were in or near Norfolk (EC) in 7 Dec 41. The reason for keeping both of them in the Atlantic was that Yorktown was a better capable choice to send to the Pacific.
Yes, this is a lot of mental minutiae over one ship, but history is the flavor of this game, and because it's not less filling, I like it to taste good.
< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 3/28/2018 2:22:14 PM >