From: Back in Blighty
I'm not suggesting uncertainty, just more historically accurate and realistic costs and build times. And each nation would probably have different values; e.g., a new German battleship versus a new US battleship.
OK in theory perhaps, but where would you be able to find much of this info? Also it changed over time. For example, Liberty ships ended up be built in incredibly short times. 150 days in '41 but only 42 days by the end of '42, with the record taking less than 5 days. 2,751 were built in the war (275 counters in game) though I assume most went to the Pacific. Allied production just swamped the axis so you would end up with allied stuff quicker and easier to make and use . Germans production was highest towards the end of the war but it simply wasn't able to be used in any useful way for a variety of reasons.
Trying to work from all the data and to translate that into production points so that players can have choice over builds is a task beyond anyone frankly, let alone someone needing to make a living.
Post: I am always fearful that when I put this game down on the table and people see the box-art they will think I am some kind of neo-Nazi
Reply: They already know you're a gamer. What other shame can possibly compare?