Post by adseria on Jun 22, 2019 11:51:05 GMT -5
Well, this is awkward.
It's a fleet battle. I have 10 pre-dreads, 1 CA and 3 CLs (no scouting force, as I haven't researched it yet). The enemy have 1 CA, 2 CLs and approx. 8 DDs engaged, and presumably a pre-dread force somewhere, too (they have ~5 in the area).
I used the CA, with a single CL, to scout while the other 2 CLs escorted the battleships. They found this enemy force, and attempted to lure them into range of my battleships' 12" guns. We succeeded once, but didn't do any significant damage and they were able to disengage. My CA is superior to theirs (4x10" vs 2x9"), but the initial skirmishes wore her out and now she can only make 19 knots to the enemy's 21. My battleships can also only make 19 and, while the CLs can make 24, I don't fancy the chances of 3 of them against a CA, 2 CLs and a horde of DDs. On the other hand, the enemy obviously don't want to come into range of my battleships, so they're not closing in, but they apparently haven't given up, either. The net result of all of this is that our 2 fleets are holding at ~9nm, my fleet superior but unable to engage, the enemy inferior but unwilling to retreat.
I'm half expecting it to continue like this until we hit Denmark.
Update: It didn't. Night fell not long after my post. There was a minor skirmish during dusk, and we managed to damage the armoured cruiser. My cruiser tried to herd their towards my battle line in the dark, but then full night arrived, and they managed to slip away in the darkness (not sure how, they were literally between my cruiser and my battle line and heading towards my battleships on an (accidental) intercept course. I can only assume they did a 180 the instant visibility dropped).
On the bright side, apparently my secondaries and tertiaries manages to sink a couple of destroyers during the opening skirmishes.
EDIT: Oh, and apparently there were some battleships out there somewhere. No idea where, I never saw them.