I have read in the manual that if one keeps a scout or screen formation at night then there is a chance those ships will lose contact with the division. My problem is if i change a cruiser or destroyer division to support for example at night which had been on scout, then they fall back as they should, behind the battle cruisers/ships, leaving these big ships exposed and leaving them to scout forward which isn't ideal.
What formation should i use at night for cruisers and destroyers to give these big ships all round effectiveness and protection please?
Post by davidlondon on Dec 21, 2018 4:50:05 GMT -5
The scouting formation seems to be based on Day time distances. I have had instances where enemy formations have cut between the scouts and the main formation at night and in bad weather.
I now shift scouts to screen in bad visibility condition, but this is often then too close.
It sort of works to put a DD flotilla in front of the main force then the cruisers screening them, but that is a game mechanic work around, it would be good to be able to have the AI manage this for us in a period appropriate way.