Not that I think this is likely to be an issue, but in doing up the SDSs for our little Med campaign, I noticed a few of the submarines have odd AA factors listed. Specifically the British T class and the Italian Adua and Mameli classes have AA ratings of 1/2 (1/4), and the Italian Marcello class has AA ratings of 1 (1/4).So, do these guys really have better Long Range AA ratings than Short Range?
Submarine AA Factors
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:37 AM
co_diver,I took another look at these submarine AA ratings. Most of these have a 3.9" or 4" gun which has an AA factor of .3 for Long range and a factor of .2 for Close range. Thus, a British T class with a 4" gun and one MG (per broadside) would get .3 (4") + 0 (mg) for .3 Long range which I had rounded to ½. Close range would be .2 (4") + .05 (mg) for a total of .25. I had rounded the .3 to ½ while leaving the .25 as (1/4) for Close range. This is a rather minimal distinction. It might be better to list the AA as 1/4 (1/4). The Adula and Mameli classes are similar.The Marcello class with two 3.9" and two mgs would get 2 x .3 = .6 Long range and 2 x .2 + 2 x .05 = .5 Close range. The .6 was rounded to "1" while the .5 was incorrectly listed as (1/4). Good catch! It would be more appropriate to list the Marcello AA as ½ (½).Note that whether you round up the AA factor or not for these subs has no practical game effect as the lowest column of the ANTI-AIRCRAFT table is used in any case. Only in the case of a skip bomber attacking a Marcello class sub would rounding .6 to 1 make a difference.But, your point is well taken. Rounding up suggests more of a distinction between Long range and Close range than there is. When time allows, I'll update the submarine Ship Log to make this clearer.
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