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Al Mk2
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I have seen references to Raw & modified tonnage results in the campaigns online ...tried looking around but could not find an explanation for what the differences are.
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I have not seen a specific discussion of raw and modified tonnage in the instruction book. However, there is a mention of standardized tonnage of ships to reduce the dice rolls necessary to determine specific ship tonnage. Maybe this is what the online stuff means.
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Heya,

I'm a little confused too, although I did run a tournament once where I gave "bonuses" for shooting down aircraft (in tonnage) and for bringing the boat back. So maybe that's it.

Other than that, I'm mystified myself as to what that would mean.

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Sean Westburg uses that term in four posts. Here's probably the crucial one:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/14459281#14459281
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And here is what he says about it. He seems to use it as a way to take into account damage to Uboats in a competitive campaign. I think it is overly complicated, since staying in refit longer automatically means you have fewer months at sea to sink more ships.
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"3.5 Tonnage and Modified Tonnage

For every month of refit past 2 months that a ship has to wait, a 2% penalty to the tonnage of the previous patrol will be applied. For example, if 6 months should pass, then an 8% penalty to tonnage will apply. This is to compensate for bringing in such a heavily damaged ship.

If a ship's refit is would only take 1 month (ie: no damage and no injuries), then a 5% tonnage bonus will be applied to the previous patrol. This is to compensate for the extra time a careful/lucky skipper would receive on the sea.

For every month of refit required past the next patrol date, a 2% penalty to the tonnage of the *next* patrol will be applied. For example, if a boat patrolled in March and would normally deploy in June, but due to damage is scheduled for a 6 month refit and wouldn't leave port until September, that is 4 extra months, reflecting an 8% tonnage penalty to the June patrol totals. This represents the extra time spent in port during refit.

If a ship suffers no damage and is ready for sea a month ahead of time, a 5% tonnage bonus for the *next* patrol. This represents the extra time you can spend at sea.

This total after modifiers is considered your Modified Tonnage and is tracked separately from your actual tonnage.

If there is zero modifiers involved, your tonnage will be your Modified Tonnage.

While actual tonnage is listed, Modified Tonnage will apply towards the War Effort and the Aces of the Deep board."
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Al Mk2
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Mystery solved :) thank you
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