Post by neospapa on Jan 18, 2014 11:19:58 GMT -5
Thanks to some helpful guidance on where to locate the campaign, I am ready to delve into a full campaign as the Russians. For which, I intend to keep a detailed AAR. The settings are normal difficulty level and one week turns.
I have always been fascinated with warships, it never really mattered from which error as I feel the soul of a warship changes little in the generstions. There has and still is a code of honor onboard. Growing up in Boston, I was surrounded by a rich maritime heritage. I tried to spend as many days on the water as time would allow and would often go to the old Boston Naval Yard to imagine it in full swing in WW2. That must have been a sight.
Ok, enough rambling. I must preface this AAR with the fact that I am a complete noob. I may make gross errors, and war changing blunders. Believe me that where ever the office is of the Russian CIC of the Navy, I don't even think I will unpack my belongings. Mine is a tenuous grasp of this posistion at best.
I am leaning toward a naval policy of training first, maintainace second, and patience lastly. I think that if the forces that start out at PA all are trained sufficently, and repaired/upgraded, that I will have a formidable force of highly skilled sailors. This force through careful preservation will become the core of a much larger navy when the reinforcements arrive. I will not have as much time to train the reinforcements, which is why the core group needs to be as good as it can be. I know that Japan gets few replacements, we have the luxury of time. I think I will actively mine and hunt for merchants to bide time
I order the first and second BB divisions to train. This costs 12 of my 50 Op points. I was ordered to sink a TR so I have dispatced my CL Boyarin and Novik for the job. Ths cost 10 OP. I decided to lay mines with the 2 ML. This cost 16 OP. My total is 38. I am banking 12. I will post results in a bit. Wish me luck!