The simple question here is, in balancing a scenario, how much is a DCT worth?
In particular this seems to apply to CAs and pDNs in some of my FAI battles.
Looking at for example British and German CAs with 9.2/8.2 ich main armament, they look, at first appearance, a decent match for each other, and using the VPs as a rough guide for design your own scenarios, they are all between 5 and 7 points, which were it not for the DCT issue again a rough match.
In actual games, unless the visibility is very poor indeed, the German ships with DCT will make short work of a similar number of British CAs using only local control.
I would suggest that other thing being equal, a ship with DCT is worth at least 2 similar ships without it, and possibly 3 or more, as in effect, they can keep the non DCT ships out of effective range and keep sniping at them until even long range gunnery produces results.
Any opinions or comments most welcome.