Having just played a Pacific scenario with a beach landing, I have to ask what you think about the role of Destroyers. In the scenario I played the Destroyers were totally ineffective (I was expecting them to have a significant impact).
Firstly, there is the logic of the card; it says a destroyer ‘‘Cannot move adjacent to beach’’, but on a standard board there is only one other row of hexes anyway! The same problem applies to ‘‘takes hit if cannot retreat’’ - there is nowhere for them to retreat to anyway!
Also, why can they fire 3 onto the adjacent square when it is the beach/ocean immediately in front of them?! The only thing likely to be there is their own side! There is also the slightly bizzare chance for 2 or 3 infantry units to sink a destroyer…
So, that all sounds to me like they weren’t really thinking when they made this card.
More importantly perhaps is their firepower. Destroyers were part of bombardment groups, although much larger vessels with bigger guns and greater range were of more significance.
The firing range of Destroyers is the same as Big Guns. Is that realistic? WWII destroyers had guns with a range of 15 to 20 km, much further than land artillery. Should Destroyers be able to fire one or two hexes further? And surely their guns have the same effect at whatever distance the shells land? (That also applies to Big Guns.)
So, maybe it should be something like 0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2