Cousins over for dinner so BOAT had to come off the table. Plan was/is to replace it with the aforementioned Fall of Constantinople.
Working my way through the Summer 2001 Panzerschreck (Issue 6) containing the game when I ran across “Battle of the Atlantic Player’s Notes”. Damn.
First off, BOAT is referred to as BoAT. OK (Ok?).
Playing tips summarized as follows:
1. Concentrate U-Boats. Downside is that ASW becomes more effective.
2. Concentrate in North Atlantic only if Convoy marker is there (Allied ASW typically concentrated in North Atlantic).
3. Keep Donitz in the Sub Pens (didn’t go into this in my initial review), because his presence reduces chances for ASW capability increases.
Author states that BoAT is a difficult game to win. He offers optional rules to help the Germans (see previous post).
The article includes rules clarifications and references an excellent review from WebGrognards.