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I'm putting together my first game scenario, based on a write up I found on the interweb of a portion of the historical Battle of Cape Spartivento.  It looks interesting and not overly complex, but if I like I should be able to build this up to the full battle (including battleships and carriers) later as I get more ships.  In any case, the scenario specifies the two players to enter the table from opposite corners, with the following forces:

Regia Marina
CA Pola
CA Fiume
CA Gorizia
DD Lanciere
DD Ascari
DD Carabiniere

Royal Navy
CA Berwick
CL Manchester
CL Newcastle
CL Southampton
CL Sheffield


I plan on using the forumini cards for the Fiume and Pola, duplicates of the Ascari card for the RM DDs, the HMS Kent card for the Berwick and copies of the Sheffield card for the four RN CLs.

That last is the thing I'm worrying about.  Looking at points values, the RN is already slightly ahead of the RM (61 vs 58 pts), but the Sheffield has the "Destroyer Hunter" special ability so that way I would have four CAs with that special ability, facing an opforce that is half DDs.  It seems like this may skew the game even more in favor of the RN.

Any ideas on balancing the forces better without totally abandoning historicity?  I thought about either stripping the "Destroyer Hunter" ability from the non-Sheffield CLs and subtracting 1 from each of their point values, or giving the RM some land based bomber support to up their point total.

I'm a total newbie at WAS so any suggestions or ideas are welcome!

Thanks!
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I do not think WAS is generally so finely balanced that 61 v 58 is going to break the scenario. However, if you really want to even up the scenario, replace two Ascari with Camacia Nere (that will make it 61 v 60, and give the Italians better torpedo ability).
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Thanks for the reply!  I wasn't sure if three points was really significant or not.  What do you think about multiple "destroyer hunter" cruisers, though?  Is that going to be significant?
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It will benefit the Allies, sure, but then those SAs are factored into the cost of the unit.

Only way to know for sure is to playtest it.
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The extra armour on the Italian cruisers will be more decisive than the extra gun dice on the British ones.
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Cool!  As you say, I'll just have to run the game and see how it goes.  I've got all the miniatures ordered now, just have to wait for them to get here.

Once that's done I can start thinking about running the whole Battle of Cape Spartivento with the BBs and CV included!  Wink
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Try this:

Action 3: Battle of Cape Spartivento 9 November 1940 (Mediterranean Campaign)
Regina Marina
Vittorio Veneto 50/50
Gulio Caesar 33/83
Trento 14/97
Trieste x2 30/127
(As Trieste & Bolzano)
Gorizia 15/142
Fiume 13/155
Pola 12/167
Ascari x4 24/191
Ambra 9/200

Royal Navy
Ramillies 42/42
Renown 38/80
Kent 12/92
(As Suffolk)
Sheffield x3 36/128
(As Sheffield, Newcastle & Southampton)  
Belfast 14/142
(As Manchester)
Glowworm x4 36/178
(As F&G Class)
Swordfish Mk1 x2 18/196

Optional/Historical Rules
1. Expanded Fleets: You may include HMS Ark Royal (22) for the Royal Navy and 2x Camica Nere (16) and Pegaso (6) to the Italian Fleet.
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Thanks, Flankstruk!  That looks like a great scenario to build up to after the cruiser action one.


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