here are some ships I've made for a challenge run(with some more coming) as Japan with the rules for this one being no BB or BCs.
The Russians also decided to experiment with their ships, to varying results.
Now that's a name.
I will update the list of ships as i play every 10 years. I'm in 1923 right now and dealing with a treaty that limits every ship to 13000t and 10 inch guns. If anyone is doing challenge/bad nought runs i'd like for this to be the place where we showcase our designs.
That Russian cruiser is an AI design. I actually got my hands on one after beating them in a war. I immediately went to the design screen and gave it an engine refit. That engine refit gave me 1000t in free tonnage. I then did a proper refit and gave it 6 inch guns but then I saw how much it would've cost and decided to scrap it and build a light cruiser of my own design.
February 1926 After defeating Russia, now The Soviet Union, the admirals quickly realised that in order to be competitive they have to figure out what to do with the ageing battleships and weather to build new heavy cruisers or invest into the emerging naval aircraft market. After going through blueprint designs and reworks it was decided to convert all battleships into CVLs and any battleships that could not be converted must be scraped immediately. As well as converting the battleships the naval league also allowed the construction of 4 new Ryugo class light carriers.
Some seaplane carriers were also refit for scouting purposes and a new class called Plato for raiding.
June 1928 It has come to the attention to the navy that there is a massive lack light cruisers and destroyers building or in service. To combat this two new destroyer classes were built, one for normal work and one who was designed to combat all enemy capital ships.
February 1933 Two new heavy cruisers has been designed and are currently building. They have the distinction of being the only cruisers in the world to take advantage of the all-forward firepower armour layout. France has also been escalating tensions with us prompting the construction of 15 extra Nagatsuki class destroyers to combat the amount of battle cruisers the French had before the naval treaty.
that is all for now. we will see how a war with them goes.
I plan on doing more challenge runs after this one including. Germany-no ships above 12000t France-reverse all-forward firepower, as in no forward turrets once BB/BCs are unlocked America-Badnoughts lite Austria-Hungary-all ships above 3000t must be aircraft/seaplane carriers
January 1935 It happened, were at war with Britain.
those Nagatsuki class destroyers are a god send.
No other battles of note. I did get Shanghai from them. And it's over after 10 months. I won after Britain collapsed in revolution.
With the treaty gone it was finally time to start construction on the first fleet aircraft carrier.
nothing of real note happened until 1940 when i started construction on the next fleet carriers and these new heavy cruisers called the Tokiwa class.
The reason for this design is that the AI has decided to not build many new BB/BCs and as such has resorted to building lots of CAs and CLs and i simply cannot keep up with the amount of them that they are building, so instead i decided to build the biggest and best heavy cruisers that i could that could easily catch up and destroy any ship that they come across. November 1942 And were at war again, this time with Russia and France.
So far things are doing fine.
I hope i can win this. there will be one final update before i start the German challenge run.
New challenge run time. This time it's Germany-no ships above 12000t. This is the first time i had to manually build the legacy fleet, and aside from a war with Italy where i captured Eritrea and Libya from them nothing really happens until the dreadnought race begins.
Now, the reason why the dreadnought race is interesting is because the limitation of ship sizes to 12000t means that while individual ships may not be the best it does mean that i can build a lot of em. And build a lot of them i did. it is January 1910 right now and when they finish i will have the largest amount of capital ships in the world with 8 BBs and 3 BCs.
Here are a few more ships I've been building.
Tensions with France are rising, excellent, exactly what i want. I hope to go to war with them very soon.