The Italian BB Littorio is available for purchase, but that's a tidy sum for cash-strapped Italy. The King George V class battleships Anson and Howe are altogether missing too. Yet, for some reason the US can purchase the never built, but proposed Montana class BBs like the New Hampshire, Ohio, Louisiana and Maine. Maybe I'm being too historically literal, but it does provoke some head scratching at times as to what was put in and what was left out.
Yes, and I think Vittorio Veneto is also available for purchase, too? But consistency and fairness would dictate that they would be on the production queue instead. In fact - as you imply - Italy of all Axis factions need such freebies, even if Yamato and Bismarck ships were not free.
I noticed the absence of the last two KGV battleships, as well as the presence of the unbuilt Montanas - as well as the last two unbuilt Iowa ships. (I am not even going to mention the German H-class ships.) And I, too, believe historical consistency important - in so far as possible with game-play balance - and find the current historical inconsistencies puzzling.
Edit: I put both Littorio and Vittorio Veneto on the production queue, by the way! ;)
< Message edited by Alcibiades73 -- 5/10/2021 1:46:20 AM >