The floatplanes on line warships are negligible at this scale, so don't count them. I figure the auxiliary ships are actually part of the maintenance cost, in terms of keeping them operating. Naval aircraft on carriers should, OTOH, be counted IMHO. Not that you'd have many, people should have like 40 or so at most, presuming two carriers.
Ahh, alright, I'll leave Aux ships, planes and those floatplanes out of the figures then. I do, and have, counted all aircraft aboard my Seaplane Tenders though, since they're the closest things to carrier I have at this point.
No more "per quarter" marker, because IBPs are not a currency, they are a reflect of capacity. The government-directed projects and production that your country's industries can support.
For example, you have 3/3 in Ind and Econ and thus 300 IBPs. You spend 100 IBPs each in Navy, Army, and Air Force. This is not a case where every quarter you go and spend 100 more IBPs for these items. Rather, so long as those Navy, Army, and Air Force things are building, they count against your cap of 300 IBPs.
Quarterly queue updates are simply to keep track of how you're using your IBP allotment, especially since most things are finished in multiples of 3 months, so you can use these queue updates to reflect something is done and then spend the freed up IBPs for something else.
Sometimes your queue update will simply be seeing nothing was completed at the start of that quarter, changing the header of the queue from "Quarter 1 1926" to "Quarter 2 1926", and clicking "submit".
I'm probably wrong here but does this mean our IBP "Budget"* is now 300/400/500 (depending on Ind score) per year? Or are we still given 300/400/500 per quarter
with a total yearly "budget"* of 1200/1600/2000? If the latter I'm not sure I really need to change my figures any since I'm using exactly 300 for Q1 expenses. Several projects will last multiple quarters with both the total coast and "quarterly" costs included. Some things I've got, like Submarine tech research, Aviation research, Industrial Base investment I'm just sort of throwing points at and assuming the programs will continue through each quarter with RP updates on progress.
Now, with the maintenance cost coming in Q2 I'll have to cut just about all of those latter projects so I'm not sure what will happen there since they only existed as funded programs for three months before cancellation.
So basically, I'm just curious if I need to change anything in the figures I currently have for Q1 there and whether or not I still have a yearly 1200 "budget"* with up to 300 "spendable"* within a 3 month period.
*By "budget" and "spendable" I mean capacity to produce and such within a given period. The way I thought this worked given what you stated above works out as an Ind/Econ of 3/3 can produce up to 300 points of stuff within 3 months. 1200 points worth of stuff over 1 years time.