Post by Deleted on Jun 21, 2014 7:40:46 GMT -5
2. Multiple divisions. For example, if I'm playing the British, I'll use the 2nd DD flotilla assigned to scout and attached to the lead BB div, and have the two very large 1/2 and 2/2 flotillas as support for the CL. That's 20 DD's right there. There's other DD flotillas that have CL leaders, and you can always attach DDs to the scouting CL squadrons as well. It's not a bad idea to have a similar CL w/ DDs group on the rearmost core division as well. That way you'll have concentrations of DD's at both ends of you lines, and the flotilla attack will (hopefully) go in in multiple directions. The core BB divs can have smaller DD divs supporting each- at about a 1 DD: 1 BB ratio, but whether you're playing Germans or British you should have excess DDs available.
Hey thanks fred, much appreciated. I think I can understand your doctrine and like it. Basically use heavy DD support to get the advantage at night and in flotilla attacks. I think from 1916 and onwards both sides get a lotta DDs so we can afford it.
Better keep them in the dockyards then to expend endless OP points training them each turn I say.
Gonna use this tactic next turn and see how it goes!