From: Iowan in MD/DC
ORIGINAL: Mike Solli
I don't think the resources differences are that heavy.
I remembered a big deal being made of the petroleum when the game was new, so I went and looked.
12/8/41 in both cases.
Scenario 1 Oil: 3,223,861
Scenario 2 Oil: 4,823,621
Scenario 1 Fuel: 4,484,971
Scenario 2 Fuel: 6,525,272
Japan players will have to say how much of a breathing space those #2 numbers provide, but they look pretty different to me.
That's huge! But, in my opinion, the supply is the important thing to look at. Anyone have those numbers handy?
That is a much larger difference than I thought. I thought it was on the order of about 1/3 of that. Some of that increase is eaten up by the increased cost of ships sailing around (slightly more industry to feed = more xAK trips; more DDs and useful Shinano = more fuel spent) so it's not all going into industry and supply generation but the vast bulk would be.
Per Mike's inquiry, I'm not sure on the supplies. I know CRB and Truk have some stockpiles of supply that aren't there in scenario 1, but I don't know what the global total difference is. I haven't noticed anything major other than those 2 bases having some more at the start (about 200k?), which leads me to speculate that if there is also substantially increased supply (which really wouldn't be necessary as Japan starts with a few million anyway) it could just be in Japan.