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LL_JuneBug posted a topic in General Game DiscussionSo now that I have been somewhat schooled about CB1 Alaska, and learned to view her in a whole new way. I was wondering what people think about the idea of War Gaming adding the Japanese B65 Heavy Cruiser to T9 cruiser tree to counter Alaska, and or just be another interesting niche ship. I would certainly like to see it in the future. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_B-65_cruiser Design B-65 was a class of Super Type A cruisers[A 1] planned by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) before and during World War II. As envisioned by the IJN, the cruisers were to play a key role in the Night Battle Force portion of the "Decisive battle" strategy which Japan hoped, in the event of war, to employ against the United States Navy. Japanese intelligence had learned the specifications for the United States Navy's Alaska-class large cruisers, which had been authorized for creation by the passage of the Two-Ocean Navy Act and ordered on 5 September 1940. The Japanese believed that these ships would form part of the American battle fleet's screen in times of war. Thus, the B-65s were now intended to counter the threat posed by the Alaska-class cruisers.[11