Italian CRDA 60 ton MTB. Originally a Yugoslav design captured by the Italians, they modified it and improved it for their use. Kind of like a German E boat, they scored the biggest success of the war for MTB by sinking the Cruiser HMS Manchester... Definately worth a slot IMO...
Interestingly, there was no "USS Robin", exactly...
Victorious was loaned to the US Navy after an American plea for carrier reinforcement. She was not renamed "USS Robin" as sometimes claimed. US carriers used a two-syllable radio call sign, e.g. "Cactus" or "Spartan"; Victorious used the call sign "Robin".
As requested, here's the Italian protected/scout cruiser Quarto, if she'd not been scrapped in '39. Like most old ships, I gave her credit for pre-WW II actions in her SAs to reflect her history. Lead the Attack is a nod to her intended use of scouting ahead of the surface fleet.
Just putting this here so it doesn't get lost if the old forum goes "poof"...
Some ideas that might be useful.
Obviously tougher for the axis and I'm not quite sure what fantasy might be left without consulting NASA but I'm sure others can come up with ideas. I've included mostly RN here as it's what I know of the most and still a lot of tasty options from cruisers down. Its interesting to note the reduction in UK slots in the current team deck when considering this. Only two slots still empty but I've got a feeling looking at the votes, they are units going to be duplicated.
Also I think we've got to a stage where some commonwealth/minor units are being picked because of lack of choices yet more appealing sisters in the RN are being overlooked because of the opposite, too many choices.
Spoilt for choice but looking at standout undone classes or standout sisters.
Oldest to newest:
HMS Wryneck, HMS Duncan, HMS Eclipse, HMS Faulknor, HMS Greyhound, HMS Hardy (Mk. I), HMS Hotspur, HMS Inglefield, HMS Lookout (not AA as Legion), HMS Onslow, HMS Pakenham, HMS Grenville (Mk. II)
HMS Avon Vale, HMS Eridge, HMS Rochester, HMS Bittern, HMS Egret, HMS Woodpecker, HMS Magpie, HMS Starling, HMS Bluebell, HMS Dianthus, HMS Hollyhock, HMS Snapdragon, HMS Snowflake, HMS Sunflower, HMS Zinnia
HMS Graph, HMS Pandora, HMS Perseus, HMS Regent, HMS Rorqual, HMS Seal, HMS Unbroken, HMS Venturer
HMS Agamemnon (Minelayer), HMS Ladybird (Improved 6" gunboat), HMS Li Wo (Unique VC action), HMS Medway (Described as the most important ship in the med), HMS Springbank (CAM ship)
The two most underrepresented cruiser classes are the AA's.
HMS Cairo, HMS Calcutta, HMS Argonaut, HMS Naiad, HMS Phoebe, HMS Scylla
Two I will always throw in:
HMS Audacity, HMS Fidelity
Others are far better placed than me for the US but...USS New York! Like HMS Royal Soverign the only BB without a card. USS Card would be good and its open for USS Hawaii & USS Kentucky.
Z6 Theodor Riedel, Z10 Hans Lody, Z22 Anton Schmitt, Komet, Orion, Widder, Moltke sister, Scire, Amagi (CV), Tatsuta, Yamato sister.
The problem with a lot of these is, what to do to make them different and/or worth taking. I did a Dido-class CLAA in HMS Bellona, and what made her special was radio jamming. But otherwise, you know, you can take as many HMS Euryalus's as you like, and they got the job done. HMS Carlisle (a C-class AA CL done by the Teams), to me, represents the BEST possible C-class, and you can take multiples of her. Doing a lesser or identical ship with a different name doesn't really appeal to me... it would need to have a USE.