Post by neospapa on Jan 21, 2014 11:57:38 GMT -5
After my first attpempt at a campaign as the Russians failed miserably in 8/1904, I feel it is time to see just how superior the IJN really is (mostly just to feel better about my loss). So, I introduce you to the AAR with screenies and detailed planning notes. Let the war begin.
The settings I chose were based on thoughts Randomizer expressed on another thread. He stated that in his opinion the best setttings for a campaign as the IJN was weekly turns on the normal setting. So, these are the settings I selected.
My goals for the short term are to destroy the dedicated minelayers the Russians possess. These represent a large danger, perhaps the largest danger to my fleet. They are superb vessels and all of my captains know that there is a large bountly placed on them. I know that some Russian DD's can place limited minefields as well, we will deal with them the best we can.
Dangle my fleet close to PA to cause the Russians to sortie the larger units. This may occur as soon as the second turn as the first turn will be spent on training. If I can cripple or damange large units, my fleet becomes safer and merchant shipping too. Also, I know with the many CL's the IJN possesses, they should rule the seas around PA for a while.
I intend to leave the Vlad spuardon alone for a while. I wish to train the mighty cruisers that will eventually seek battle, but only when their training is vastly superior to the Russian ships. These need to be conserved.
I an unsure about the fortress that is PA. I know there are many guns that can hurt capital ships. While I can accept a loss of a BB or CA to another ship in a duel, to accept a loss to coast defense guns is unacceptible.
All of these plans sound really good, don't they? I hope I can execute them. Signing off for now. I will run the first week later tonight and will post this AAR in weekly turn format.