Post by rob06waves2018 on Jun 11, 2019 15:38:45 GMT -5
Same problem for everyone, it seems to me. Fleet battles and coastal bombardments were historically almost planned and hence started at dawn. Bad weather was possible, but if the fleet is out, neither side will intercept until sighting ranges are beyond point-blank torpedo range. If nothing else, this is my one greatest wish for RTW. I'm not saying it should never happen but it should at least be a less frequent occurance. Please credit my admirals and captains with some intelligence.
One thing to keep in mind is that there are fewer daylight hours in the winter months, and so night and evening battles are likely to come in strings at high latitude. This tendency, and the tendency, in summer months, for it to be difficult to get into and out of a target area covered by land based air before sunrise, were on full display during a Germany vs Russia war I fought recently in the Baltic.
Fleet battles also tend to take a while to develop, and so even with plenty of daylight, it's quite common for battles to be interrupted by nightfall (see Jutland).