From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
ORIGINAL: Ian R
I would add that some houserules are there to increase realism .... snip
So, what houserules do you suggest to increase realism on the following:
(a) impose the command fracture between the IJA and IJN on the IJ player?
(b) Restrict the IJ to historical aircraft production numbers?
(c) Impose the historical fracture between the IJ military and civil merchant marine operations that saw empty ships passing each other in the South China Sea with zero co-ordination between outgoing product and incoming resource movements?
(d) impose IJN submarine doctrine on the player - meaning not conducting a commerce raiding campaign?
(e) impose the historical IJ failure to train its pilots properly?
Should we impose a mandatory global edit in July 1943, to increase all IJ aircraft service ratings by 1, to properly reflect the shortage of rare metals needed to produce hardened alloys, the result of which was a marked degredation in reliability of Japanese aero-engines?
Last time I suggested the above you dismissed my post as showing "pro-allied bias"
Apples and oranges. I talk about HR to increase realism concerning exploits of existing game mechanics, you talk about increasing realism by adding things the makers of the game decided not to include as game mechanics at all. And since your list includes exclusively restraints to be imposed on the Japanese side and not a single one to be imposed on the Allied side, I maintain that your are showing a pro-Allied bias - unless you come up with a list of things to impose on the Allies for the sake of realism.
Apples have fructose, oranges have glucose. You can add them as well, that is how a person gets fruit salad.
But there can be similar ones for the Allies, can you think of them?
BTW, at almost every Allied invasion later on in the war, there were people who were at the beach ahead of the actual landings. Those were the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) who sometimes left welcoming messages for the US Naval Infantry (Marines) on the beach. Those UDTs were carried by subs or small boats. Some went way before the invasions just to pick up parts of the beaches as well.
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