If they are going to keep the national flavor squad size then they need to revamp modules. Stock modules need to be reworked to be useful as well.
Langley 1/0/1. That dive bomber is just eating up reserves it has no right eating up.
Bogue 1/1/1 stock loadout, 2/1 AS loadout, 0/2/1 strike loadout. The all or none is still there but now there is a fighter option.
Indy- Same as it is now. Indy is probably the best balanced of the early tiers.
Ranger-1/1/2 stock module, the rest remain the same.
Lexington- Same as Ranger.
Essex- 2/1/2 stock, the rest the same
Midway- Remains the same.
For the IJN.
Zuiho- Same. ((Side note, why does the Zuiho have her max number of squads in stock but the Bogue doesn't?))
Ryujo- Stock 1/2/2, no strike.
Hiryu- Stock 1/2/3, no strike.
Shokaku- Same as Hiryu
Taiho- Stock 2/2/3, strike 1/3/3.
Hakuryu- 3/2/3 stock or 3/3/2 stock
The idea is that USN maintain a 'better' presence in the sky without being totally overwhelmed, while IJN can deal more damage to the ocean. The IJN trade off a fighter for a DB in most cases. The IJN aren't useless against their USN counterparts and can't shut them down either. USN will win the air battle but typically take enough losses to not be super effective at bringing down any bomber squadrons that might still be in the area. The USN keep the option for an all out offensive but have the option to sacrifice some offense for defense. CV's in general don't have to dread the stock loadout before getting a full flight.
Edited by Palladia, 11 February 2017 - 08:25 AM.