Except of course there is no label on any card saying "Fantasy Unit". This can lead to debates. I've heard some claim Shinano is a fantasy unit, but if she is, why does Archerfish have Carrier Hunter? Etc., Etc., ...
I don't understand "Floating Year Limit", or "unrestricted".
It was for tournament's (or 1x1 if you were doing say USA vs italy and didnt want a blood bath) where USA/IJN would be limited to 1942,KM and UK to 1944 and the rest had no limitations placed on them. I worded it that way because you had different year limits in play depending on nation.
i dont consider graf zeppelin a fantasy unit. she was built they just never used her.
Graf zeppelin was usable under this format.
There really wasn't that much fantasy excluded under this format FDG,lion, tosa,amagi,overkill on the km carriers,moltke, minor nation fantasy battleships etc
Most of the ijn/usn fantasy was excluded by the year limits anyways, like ticat said if it floats it's a boat and we didn't consider it fantasy and the advantage of us at the time having such an active group is that we played dozens and dozens of games with shinanos (which isn't a power unit or fantasy to us) graces, Sam's, late war usn air, montanas etc outside this format anyways (but then we would use the OOB rules still like the restrictions on 6 hulls and 4caps etc.
Maybe it wouldn't work well for every group but it worked great for us gave us balanced matchups with people bringing a wide range of units and nations to every tournament more then I saw happening elsewhere or even other games meta's.