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There are several new classes of ships in this expansion, referred to collectively as auxiliary ships (AX).

AO & AF were defined in Silent war as oil tankers and stores ships. However I can't find where in the IJN rules the new classes are named, ie, what exactly do the new abbreviations AS, AV, AM, AL and AH stand for?

Also with all the sub-categories available, why are some ships given the generic AX descriptor?
 
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Stephen Jackson
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what exactly do the new abbreviations AS, AV, AM, AL and AH stand for?


AS - Submarine Tender

AV - Aviation Ship

AM - Minelayer

AL - Landing Ship (amphibious)

AH - Hilfskreuzer

AX - Auxiliary or Fleet Auxiliary

Some of the AX ships have that designation as they were modified to different roles during their service. For example, some were converted from troopship to hospital ship or auxiliary tender.
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Andrzej Fiett
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And why all Aircraft Carriers' counters (CV, CVL, CVE) have generic CV descriptor?
 
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Primarily because the Japanese themselves did not distinguish between a carrier and a "light" or "escort" carrier. Those are really U.S.N. terms often back-applied to the IJN. As an example, the British carrier Hermes was clearly a very small carrier, but the British themselves did not call her a light or escort carrier (I suspect the British seamen had some delightful terms for her, though...). So, after consulting my numerous IJN books I decided to stick to the simpler form for them.
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I am sure I got this correct but just to check. I pulled the AC ship during the draw from the Silent War cup. I pulled a ship from the CA IJN pot not the AX pot. Was this correct? I think this was right because it is a warship.
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Andrzej Fiett
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From IJN 2.2 rule:
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NOTE: the AC Izumo is considered a CA for both the 1932 and 1941 scenarios. AR Asahi is considered an auxiliary (AX).

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Erin Sparks
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OK, dumb question, but I cannot find the answer for some reason. Are these ships considered as Marus in the War Mix? Because there's no A- anything on my war mix table.
 
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