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Naval War HQ replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago

Auch, meddling with points is always very tricky but I agree that 1 point of difference should not get you twice the utility. I'll go tinker with the formulas. Dogfighting score might need some kind of exponential increase factored in instead of the linear formula's I've used up till now.


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Garmel replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago

Btw, what does the special rule "high level" mean? Can't be knocked down by AA or something?

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Naval War HQ replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago


Interesting, it seems I've added the rule in 1.4 but forgot to mention it in the special rules section :blush:

The rule is meant to handicap level bombers which bombed from high altitude, a common tactic especially early in the war. Big aircraft like B-17's could carry an impressive amount of ordnance but scored very few hits because of the high altitude of release.

Silly thing is that I can't exactly remember what the rule was, I assumed it had been recorded in the Special rules section :blink:I think it was something along the lines of always needing a 6 to hit, no matter the target score. This rule allowed me to increase the attack dice to match with their bomb loads compared to other bombers.


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Naval War HQ replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago

I've reworked the points formula for fighters; if you want to give it a try I'll list some common aircraft for you here:

F4F Wildcat - 7
F6F Hellcat - 10
F2A Buffalo - 5

Mitsubishi A5M 'Claude' - 5
Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' - 7

Fairey Fulmar - 5
Gloster Gladiator - 5
Grumman Martlet - 7

Dogfighting score 2 fighters have gotten a small points break in the new formula while the costs for a DS4 fighter have increased significantly.

Maybe you can do some testing to see if the new values feel right to you? I can even put up an alternative fleet builder file with the new points values if you want.


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Garmel replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago


Thanks for the hard work, man. I do appreciate what you do for us here.

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Garmel replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago

I took a look at the new 1.4 location chart (I didn't know it had changed :)) and I like it. It has more extreme range possibilities and it does lessen the AP13 worries that I had. 1-7 hits Superstructure now instead of 1-5 which helps mitigate the big guns. Makes torps more lethal too which I also like.

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Naval War HQ replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago

I've updated the rulebook with the High Level special weapon rule and the update to the dogfighting rules. I've also put up a second fleet builder file with the updated aircraft points costs. I've named it the 1.4.1 version because I am not yet able to redo the Guadalcanal Order of Battle from where I'm posting this. The ajusted fleet builder will have to do for now, but I have no doubts that you guys can manage without the Order of Battle being updated.


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Garmel replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago

The Dual Purpose rule on page 24 is a relic of the 1.3 rule set. Needs to be rewritten or omitted.

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Naval War HQ replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago


It's great to have someone doing some serious proofreading! :lol:

Changed the DP rules to reflect the new mechanics, also added your suggestion for extra explanation on the center torpedo tube.

The rulebook file has been updated, keep 'em coming!


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Garmel replied the topic: Worklist for update 1.4

4 years 10 months ago


I'm trying my best :)

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