It is extremely difficult to find the cost of ww2 ships.Larry wrote:comments noted
IL- You present a good case. Please, if you can, find something that show the comparitive cost of a WWII DD and sub.
I'm leaning more towards making them both cost 8 and a transport costing 8 as well.
Janes have this cost:
Iowa class battleship $ 100.000.000
Essex class carrier $ 90.000.000
Cleveland class cruiser $ 30.000.000
Fletcher class destroyer $ 12.000.000
Average fleet sub $ 6.000.000
Of course, for game purpose, an battleship unit is 5 or 6 ships, increasing to 18 ships for destroyers and cruisers, and 24 for subs.
Battleship cost 24
Carrier cost 18
Cruiser cost 16
Destroyer cost 8
Tranny cost 8
Sub cost 6
This must be the cost, so we must work uot the combat value from here.
Destroyers always was stronger than subs, so destroyers combat value must be higher than subs.