Darion Leonidas wrote:
I'm making a "deluxe" Midway game and I decided to add some troop ships to the Japanese force mix. I figure this will take some of the heat off the poor "Atago" and just generally be more fun.
There were about 12 troopships in the invasion force; I have six Japanese merchant ships miniatures, so I thought I'd give them 2 hits each with each ship counter having a Surface Gunnery of 0 and Anti-Aircraft 1.
Again, this is not a "play balance" issue, it's just a fun detail added for color, but I'd welcome any constructive suggestions.
In the Wargamer's Guide to Midway there's an article by Alan Moon (that was also published as a variant kit) called Pacific Theatre Via Midway that included scenarios for Coral Sea, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz and Guadalcanal. Among the counters are five APs to represent the invasion fleets in those battles. They are one hit box each, worth 4 VPs before unloading and one VP after and have combat factors of 1-2.