With this latest version I am playing 5 games and I have the impression that BoA is still very weak, I think BoA should be stronger from the beginning.
If it were stronger from the beginning, the UK could not support France so much which would allow the axis to take France on a historical date and this would open the possibility for the Axis to carry out different strategies. A stronger and longer BoA in time would also force the USA to delay its arrival in Europe or at least make it weaker, and would lengthen the life of the Axis in the game as well.
The USA participates little in BoA, it should build 40 minimum escorts as historically, I have rarely seen an opponent build any, and playing as an Ally I bought only once and they were not really necessary.
I do not know if it is possible but I would like the escorts to only protect the merchant marine that their own country sends, they could assign to the USA the protection of the Atlantic and Canadian resources, and to the UK the resources of the Pacific / Persia / Iraq, so that they were not unprotected, the routes of the USA should be invulnerable for diplomatic reasons until Dow.
In this way, the USA should use the + -3000pp obtained before Dow, in something like 30 escorts 1200pp, 50 merchant marine 500pp, 1000 / 1400pp update their fleet and troops, they could not start war in the summer of 42 like now.
If it is not possible to modify BoA my wish: U-boats that are STRONGER and KILLERS that force the UK to prevent a possible U-boat strategy from the beginning of the game and that forces the USA to participate in BoA
Boa must not be an option for Germany, it must be an obligation. I have played several times against Axis who have not made a submarine.
* Note: it could be that I had very bad luck, but it is the feeling I have playing with both sides.
I don't know CK. In our game it is now almost June 42. I haven't kept track, but I think with the British and Canadians I have built something like 200+ MS and 40 escorts. That is 3600 production. The US has built about 40 MS and 24 escorts. So that is another 1360 production. But the British were given a free ride in North Africa which you abandoned without a fight. Not saying that was a bad idea, just that the British have taken very few combat losses. So in our game at least I don't think you can complain that the British are stronger than historical as that is what you get for going ALL-In in Russia. In any event, I don't think my British or Americans are in total stronger than they were historically. In fact their air force is much weaker than historical. Historically I believe that by mid-42 the RAF was equivalent in size to the Luftwaffe. If you open up the 42 scenario it shows the British as having 285 aircraft (well more than the Germans) and 340 land. In our game my total combined strength is greater than this, but not by that much. So the British and Americans do not have too much production and U-Boats are already (at least early in the War) doing historical levels of damage. It is just that the British and Americans are choosing to spend their production differently than they did historically. The Axis do this as well.
The BOA turns against the Axis as the Allies gain ASW tech. That is as it should be. the problem is that the UK and US gain these advances quicker than historical. If they maximize these techs than they will, on average, have 42 tech by September 41, 43 tech by May 42 and 44 tech by January 43. This means that the BOA starts turning against the Axis earlier than historical.
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