After the previous printing, I noticed that several cards had very "fuzzy" text in the SA's. It took me a long time (months!) to figure out why, and here in Mid-August I now know the problem. I was using the wrong font for the text in the SA's! I am now going through them and changing fonts. Also, deck 5 (Up Scope!) has grown so much, that it has split off some cards to become deck 6 (Sub off the Bow!)
Much of my deck 4 cards were discussed on the previous forum. Here is the first few batches as they are being "remade" with readable SA text. Also, since decks 5 and 6 will focus on greatly expanding options for all nations when it comes to submarines, all my submarines have been taken out of this deck, and placed in one of those. For this deck, we start with 2 requested cards for my "The Final Countdown" scenario: The 1979 Iowa and Taney!
Now for the Dutch, 2 fantasy ships. First one is the Dutch version of the USS Texas, which they wanted to buy from America ... but never did. The second is their version of the Scharnhorst, which they wanted to build for use in the Dutch East Indies against Japan. Those did not get built. (They also tried for the Dunkerque designs from the French!)
Browncoat by fandom; Cossack by blood; American by birth; Virginian/Husband/Father by wife; Libertarian by choice; Human by race; Christian by grace.
Background: During the war, especially in 1944 and 1945, the Japanese attacked the US Navy with more Kamikazes than anyone expected. I believe the numbers were in the THOUSANDS. Reportedly, Japan still had about 5,000 Kamikazes ready for Operation Olympic, the first stage of invading the Japanese home islands! Yet ... if you review battles in this game ... they almost don't even exist!
I believe that's because the Kamikaze rules need ... some help. So, here are FOUR units designed to blend with the ones already in game, to make the Kamikaze threat bigger than it is now. First, a historic unit (Kamakuraru) but in a admittedly non-historic role. (There were no Kamikaze carriers, as Kamikazes only operated from land airbases.) Second, one of those air bases. Third and Fourth, additional Kamikaze planes with "twists" to make them even more unpredictable ... and dangerous!