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    Convoys

    Something QUITE vital about WW2 is not clear to me.

    HOW you go about "starving/strangling" -- a) Great Britain, or b) Russia.

    I notice in the report or the occasional pop-up -- that I can cause "1 STP" damage with the U-boots. One. Per turn. Usually. Now, how does that actually inflict ecomomic pain on Great Britain? I mean, they start out with something like 50 STP (sea transport) points. Sometime down the road they'll have to replenish those diminished points, sure. D-Day aftermath in paricular. And even then, they won't need so many. But how does that threaten their Economy from 1940 to 1943? I just don't get it.

    Moreso true WRT the "Murmansk Convoys." There is not even a separate sea-zone that applies is there? Or, a PP/$$$-convoy that goes from Great Britain TO Russia?

    If you could explain in more detail how the current schematic actually works, and HOW it can reduce Great Britain and Russia's ECONOMY, I would truly appreciate it.

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    I have said several times that WW2 ETO GS is not a naval game, but a land war game. However, the whole "convoys" aspect IS truly essential, IMO. Not meaning to say -- "supplies" convoys.

    You know, might be better? At some (uknown) future date -- to implement ASW? Anti-sub units? Then you'd have an easily understood conflict. Subs agains ASW.

    As is, there is no indication of what units are very BEST at knocking out the subs? Light Cruisers? Certainly couldn't be battleships or BC's. Escort Carriers? Those BB's BC's and CV's were MUCH more vulnerable to sub-attack than were the Destroyers, or CL's or escort ships. Just look at the historical "sinkings" from the war. Even in Scapa Flow, where the UB's (Gunther Prinz?) got a UK CV, forget the name just now.

    IDK about anybody else, but I feel the need to emphasize just how important I believe this to be, so I repeat -- I don't NOW understand how this whole VERY VITAL aspect of WW2 actually works. As presently implemented.

    RELATED: Now, a similar schematic could be done for the Strat bombers. Have opposing *interceptors." Different from those huge Fighter formations, consisting of ~1250 planes. IOW, have a different "window" that you look through. A kind of co-existent "strategic warfare" aspect to the game?

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    Lion9,Gunther Prien sank the Battleship Royal Oak in Scapa Flow,also I agree 100% Subs v ASW interaction needs to be looked at,so please add Destroyer Flotillas to the game.

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