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  • #183763
    Nat
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    So with the RN & KM boxes shown for preorder today…

    Whos up for guessing what ships & aircraft the IJN & USN will get next time?

    I guess the IJN will get the ISE or Fuso class Battleship for something between the Yamato and Kongo
    The aircraft…1 x Emily, 4 x Pauls (the fighter designed for flying off the Ise BB) & 4 x georges

    USN… not sure… they’ve got 2 carriers & a couple of large battleships… so not idea..
    aircraft the B17! no idea on the others…

    #183821
    Hobbs
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    Personally I’d like to see some of the Jeep Carriers and more cruisers for the USN.  IJN I would have said Nagato but with there being no difference in Damage and AP between 14″ and 16″ guns(WHY?!), it’s fire power is basically equivalent to the Kongou’s.  So probably the Ise Aviation refit for the sheer variety and maybe the Ryuho?

    #184018
    Eumerin
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    The USN is still missing any dive bombers or torpedo bombers. So with that in mind, I predict that the upcoming US Aircraft box will contain 1 B-17 stand, and 4 stands each of Wildcats and Brewster Buffaloes.

    😛

    On a more serious note, I second the comment made by Hobbs. The Atlanta-class light cruiser would be a good addition (USS San Diego was an extremely important ship of this class). I would also welcome at least one escort carrier for both the USN and RN. Given that there’s now both a convoy box, and submarine boxes for each of the major navies, a CVE for convoy duty seems like it might be a good addition. And finally, I’d like to see an Independence-class light carrier.

    #184049
    Christian Sorensen
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    IJN Aircraft Box: 1 x Nakajima G8N “Rita”, 4 x Mitsubishi A5M4 “Claude” fighters, 4 Yokosuka MXY-7 “Ohka” Kamikaze.

    #184065
    Steffen
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    USS Langley for USN and Hosho for IJN would be nice

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    #184484
    Eumerin
    Participant

    Early April will see the announcement of another Pearl Harbor victim – the battleship USS Utah.

    #184585
    Eumerin
    Participant

    So…

    It’s been about a month and a half now since the last release announcement, including the German and British aircraft boxes. I would have expected to see the next release announcement – including aircraft boxes for the US and Japan – to show up by now. Wonder why the delay?

    On the positive side, the store page can now be sorted by nationality. Nice! This cuts down tremendously on the amount of store items that players need to search through to find what they want.

    #184601
    Nat
    Participant

    I’m guessing that due to the delays in shipping the Italians (pushed back 2 months now), and they are gearing up for general release of the BP 6mm American Civil War models, they are holding off until they can actually manufacture them.

    #184613
    Eumerin
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    Awfully inconvenient time to put a pause for reasons that they should have known about beforehand. We’ve got only half of the aircraft boxes out, those boxes are not (for the most part) aimed at the ocean that saw the vast majority of carrier combat, and the US still doesn’t have anything but fighters.

    In a year, it won’t matter. But it’s a bit inconvenient right now.

    #184627
    Nat
    Participant

    Nottingham,UK has been in lockdown since effectively December if not a bit earlier.  This limits the number of staff a company can have in and working.  Now the factory where I work only has 2/3rds of its staff in and we have more space per staff member due to what me make.   This means that warlord would at a guess have a production shortful of upt0 50% (I dont think its that high but I have no way of knowing so I’m looking at worse case scenario of halving staff) at a time when their sales are increasing due to gamers being at home and buying more.  I know I have brought double this last year than I normally would.

    So I’m guessing they’ve made their plans, adjusted for Covid working practise (first delays), and then been hit with more Covid restrictions (the delay of another month on the Italians).  And so now decided to focus on what they’ve promised (BP ACW release) and go back to VaS when thats forfilled to 3rd parties.

    #184665
    Shrokins
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    My guesses…

    Japanese aircraft set: Betty flights, Kate flights, and an Emily.

    IJN ship: Since Germany got Tirpitz, I imagine IJN will get Musashi.

     

    US aircraft: two of the following types: Avenger, Dauntless, Flying Fortress, Mitchell or Wildcat, plus either a Catalina or Coronado.

    USN ship: a light cruiser, as the US doesn’t have one yet. Probably the Atlanta-class. Less likely, but possible: the Alaska-class large cruiser.

    #184667
    Nat
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    Thinking of it maybe the US will get wildcats, Devastators & either a B17 or a Catalina (for midway battles – so they have carrier aircraft before 44 :p )

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