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  1. Hey Guys, We are currently recruiting for our clan [RYLNV] The Royal Navy Elite Fleet. We are a British speaking clan of 9 strong, We are a mature bunch of guys (no kids) who love to play and most importantly have a laugh at the same time. We have a paid TeamSpeak channel, so if you wish to join the Clan and want to join in on the fun then please ask us for details of the server details. Thanks, Ice_Marine - Commander Royal___Navy - Deputy Commander SHUG_Sco - Deputy Commander
  2. Nachdem Wargaming freundlicherweise mit der Royal Navy nun auch endlich eine der irrelevanten Seefahrernationen (nach bekannten Größen wie der sovietischen Flotte...) eingefügt hat, werde ich mich nun doch ein wenig motivierter mit World of Warships befassen. Demnach kreuzt nun bald eine kanadische Lady mit britischen Schiffen in internationalen Gewässern. Warum ich den Thread dennoch hier und nicht in der englischsprachigen Sektion eröffne ist schnell erklärt: Die Gentlemen des British Tank Clubs treiben sich in diesem Forenbereich herum und haben bereits Hilfe zugesagt. Nach einigen Gefechten aus den Anfangstagen von WoWs stand relativ schnell der Entschluss das Spiel einzumotten bis endlich die Royal Navy eingeführt wird. Die bisherigen Gefechte (es dürften 16 gewesen sein) fanden ohne jede Orientierung in den Stufen Eins und Zwei statt, wobei der Fokus eher auf japanischen Modellen lag. (Als Kanadierin gestatte ich mir einfach einmal ein paar Vorbehalte gegenüber amerikanischen Erzeugnissen...) Nun soll es allerdings richtig losgehen und zwar mit den britischen Kreuzern. Was man so im Forum dazu lesen durfte ist zwar nicht grade ermutigend, allerdings werde ich mich konsequent an die Royal Navy halten, von oben erwähnten Spielen einmal abgesehen. Ich bitte um Nachsicht, dass etwaige Kürzel und Termini noch nicht verinnerlicht wurden. Weiterhin bin ich durch World of Tanks vorbelastet. Auch wenn mir die Unterschiede zwischen einem Panzer und einem Schiff durchaus geläufig sind, so kann es vorkommen, dass die Grenze im Eifer des Gefechts verschwimmen (was für ein mieser Wortwitz...). Vielleicht hilft es, dass ich viel Artillerie gefahren bin, der man ja bösartigerweise eine gewisse eine gewisse Affinität zu Gewässern nachsagt. Kartenkunde ist noch nicht vorhanden, die Videos dazu genieße ich lieber mit Vorsicht, wie alle spielerischen Empfehlungen seitens Wargaming. Was man als Kreuzer so zu tun hat konnte ich noch nicht wirklich ausprobieren, da auf den ersten beiden Stufen noch nicht einmal alle Schiffsklassen verfügbar sind. Ansonsten hoffe ich auf allerlei Hinweise, Anleitung und Nachsicht bis sich mein spielerisches Niveau auf erträglichem Maße eingependelt hat. Hochachtungsvoll, Easha
  3. Ok, so I'll cut to the chase. Do you think the removal of the 419mm's would help me balance the Conqueror? On top of her detection nerf that's incoming (and IIRC fire chance too?) if we remove the 419's which are just too good frankly, do you think this would bring her more in line? The 457's have a higher base fire chance, but with dispersion and a 1/3 less guns in real terms you're less likely to be starting as many fires through a reduced hit rate %. As it stands, there's literally no reason to use the bigger guns which were supposed to be one of Conquerors main points IIRC when we were all comparing her to the Yamato. Just thought I'd throw it out there, WG might happen to see it and have a good idea for once.
  4. Hi, Ok, with the fully fledged British BB and Cruiser tree, I know there is the Pan-A fleet which I have little interest in, when do you think the British Destroyers be out, any rumours of what ships will be in the tree. Any wishes or desires for this selection? Looking forward to some decent gunships. Regards
  5. So we have a new DD tech tree Branch. Will have Fletcher class DD RN M(correction) N class DD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-,_K-_and_N-class_destroyer RN R class DD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-class_destroyer_(1916) Will update this thread as i get more information
  6. Repos, cadets! Aujourd'hui, et avant qu'il ne sorte, j'aimerai qu'on discute un peu du futur freemium : le HMS Nelson. Vu que c'est un peu dans les tuyaux, les quelques banalités que je vais sortir n'apprendrons rien à personne, mais comme il y en a toujours deux ou trois qui dorment dans le fond, on va quand même faire les présentations de base du navire. Alors, quid du HMS Nelson? Le HMS Nelson (baptisé d'après l'Amiral Horatio Nelson , pour ceux qui ne s'en serait pas douté.), historiquement, est le premier cuirassé britannique de la classe Nelson (sans blague?) mis au point entre les deux guerres mondiales. Et que s'est il passé d'important pour les marines du monde entier dans cette période là? Le traité naval de Washington, définissant tout un tas de truc, entre autre "qui a droit à combien de navires?" "c'est quoi, exactement un croiseur léger? un croiseur lourd? un porte-avions? un cuirassé? un sous marin?" et la célèbre règle qui dit : "pour dire, les navires de telle classe ne peuvent pas dépasser ce tonnage et leur armement ne doivent pas être plus gros que ça. Sinon, c'est de la triche, et je vais le dire. Na." (oui oui... vraiment... bon, pas au mot près, mais oui quand même.) Ainsi, cette règle de cours de récré à forcé toutes les puissances navales du monde à revoir leur copie pour faire des navires performants sans dépasser certaines mesures, parce que sinon, c'est de la triche, et ils vont le dire. Na. (et d'ailleurs, y'a eu des tricheurs. Coucou le Yamato!) La classe Nelson est LA réponse Britannique à ces contraintes (dans le cas des cuirassés, les contraintes sont les suivantes : 35 000 tonnes maximum, armement de 16 pouces (406 mm) maximum. Débrouilles vous. Je veux pas le savoir, faut qua ça rentre. En gros, pour bénéficier de performances optimum, les ingénieurs se sont dit que mettre tout au même endroit faisait gagner de la place, et donc du tonnage. Du coup, au lieu d'avoir, comme c'est un peu le cas partout, deux tourelles à l'avant (et la soute à munition qui va avec) et une à l'arrière (avec sa propre soute à munition, et le blindage nécessaire, et tout et tout), ils ont tout mis à l'avant avec un grosse soute à munition en dessous. Et on gagne en place, en blindage, bref, en tonnage. Youppi, ça rentre dans les chiffres (en trichant quand même un peu... à bon? fallait compter le carburant et l'eau dans le tonnage? z'êtes sûr? ha mince. Bon, trop tard, tant pis, hein?) Tout ça donne donc au classe Nelson un aspect trèèèèèès.... comment dire ça poliment?.... particulier! On aime ou on n'aime pas, hein. Les égouts et les douleurs, ça se discute pas. Même quand on a des goûts de m...e! Cet aspect particulier lui donnait d'ailleurs de faux airs de pétrolier ravitailleurs. Pour la petite histoire, les navires pétroliers britanniques ont tous un nom qui finit en -ol (pour oil), ce qui a donné les surnoms "HMS Nelsol" et "HMS Rodnol" par les marins britanniques eux même. (et qui en jeu se déclinera sûrement en "Nelslol", ou un truc du genre. pas facile à dire quand même...) Comme quoi, les Brits n'ont besoin de personne pour se moquer d'eux même. Voilà pour l'aspect du machin. Je veux dire du navire. Historiquement, ils ont fait quoi? Outre le HMS Rodney, sister-ship du Nelson qui a participé à la traque du Bismarck, et qui restera dans l'histoire comme le premier et seul cas de cuirassé touchant un autre cuirassé avec une torpille, le HMS Nelson, puisque c'est de lui qu'on parle, a eu une carrière moins marquée. Trois torpilles dans le nez (sans explosion), une mine mal placée, une protection de convoi, du soutien d'artillerie dans quelques opérations (Torch, Husky, bataille de Normandie)... voilà... on a fait le tour. Honorable, mais sans anecdote fascinante. (D'ailleurs, je trouve étrange que WG ait choisi le Nelson au Rodney. D'une part, le Nelson a moins brillé, d'autre part le Nelson est le navire nominatif de sa classe, ce qui est assez rare pour un premium. D'habitude, les Premiums sont des navires particuliers et nominatifs (ex : Missouri), là où les navires de branche portent le nom de leur classe (ex : Iowa). Y'a des exceptions, mais quand même... curieux...) Boooon, après ce petit cours d'histoire, parlons un peu du HMS Nelson en jeu! Il s'agit d'un cuirassé de la Royale Navy de tier 7. Et en plus, c'est un Premium! Mais pas n'importe quel premium! un Freemium! Deuxième navire à disposer de mode d'acquisition, le Nelson ne vous coûtera pas un sou si vous avez l'expérience libre pour l'acquérir! Le Missouri à beaucoup fait parler de lui à sa sortie, notamment puisqu'il était tier 9, mais là, on a un tier 7, plus classique, et pour ainsi dire gratuit. (peut être qu'ils avaient peur que trop peu de monde ne veuille dépenser de l'argent pour un pétrolier... je veux dire, un navire aussi particulier.) Combien d'XP Libre? 375 00! C'est beaucoup, ce n'est pas trop non plus. Je vois mal un joueur débutant se l'offrir directe. Performances : Vitesse max : 23 nœuds. Pas le plus vif. Juste plus rapide que le coloraté. Heu... Colorado. Armement principal : 3x3 406mm. Le calibre est commun à ce tier, il n'y a pour le moment que le Gneisenau et le Scharnhorst à en avoir un plus petit. Mais il est aussi plus important que le Tier7 régulier de la RN quand celui ci sortira. Du coup, en armement, il est assez classique. Même la configuration des tourelles ne changera pas grand chose : contrairement à l'Izumo, qui a le même placement de tourelles, les canons du Nelson sont tous pointés de base vers l'avant. Avantage : la tourelle la plus à l'arrière n'aura pas à faire un 360° pour tirer de l'autre bord, et sera opérationnelle en même temps que les deux devant elle. Blindage : Pas terrible. Non seulement le blindage de proue est de 25mm, ce qui ne laisse, en cuirassé, que le Dunkerque à ne pas pouvoir l'overmatch . Eviter le Bow tanking, donc. Essayez toujours d'être anglé. Mais évitez le broadside à tout prix, car contrairement aux autres BB RN (qui sortiront! WIP), sa citadelle est au dessus de l'eau, et donc assez vulnérable. Attention, donc. Anti-air : Restons poli, n'en parlons pas. Bon, au niveau des stats pures, ça n'a pas l'air génial. "Hélas, pauvre Yorick! Je l'ai bien connu, Horatio!" Je tiens à mettre en avant ici ce qui est, à mon sens LE point fort du navire : Son HEAL! Pour ceux qui n'ont pas entendu parler des Super-heal des BB RN de tier 8-9, disons simplement que...le Heal du Nelson est capable de vous faire passer de l'état d'épave à celui de "à peine entamé". Voyons maintenant ce que quelques Youtubers en disent : Oui, les vidéos sont en anglais, à quoi vous vous attendiez? On parle d'un Navire RN! A vous, maintenant! Le Nelson, vous en pensez quoi? à première vue? Il vous fait envie? il vous fait vomir? il vous en touche une sans toucher l'autre? Est-il compétitif? ou pas du tout? Allez vous l'acquérir? Ou pas-du-tout-plutôt-crever? Bref : Sortie du Nelson : Évènement important? ou coup d'épée dans l'eau? Vous me rendrez vos copies demains à l'aube. Rompez, cadets!
  7. So i have belfast currently so if i buy this UK4 Pack that has belfast,hood,warspite and cambletown i get doubloons instead of belfast as i already own belfast?
  8. 0.6.10

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    Captains, The update 0.6.10 is upon us. It will require a server downtime on August 31/08 between 07:00 and 10:00 CEST (UTC+2). You can find the detailed patch notes on the portal by following links below: British Battleships | New Effects | Sound Changes | Interface | Technical Updates | Improvements and Fixes | New Content Or you can view them in the 0.6.10 Dasha video! Action Stations!
  9. Hi all, I know we haven't even got the British Battleship tree yet, but I was thinking about some of the Battlecruisers that Britain designed. I'm not sure on their tiers, so i'll just list a few that could be part of a split line. Invincible class: Lion class: Courageous class: Renown class: G3 class: Thanks for reading, I hope the post wasn't too long (definitely felt that way ) Feel free to list any other ships that I may have missed, or could work in this line.
  10. Moin, heute ist mein absolutes lieblings Schiff nach langem Warten endlich rausgekommen *_* . Leider bin ich derzeit etwas skeptisch: sie verliert unheimlich schnell an HP. Eine Salve von ner Tirpitz oder Scharnhorst reicht aus, damit sich die Belfast den Meeresgrund anschauen kann. Was haltet ihr von diesem majestätischem Schiff? Gruß ID_79 PS: Ich suche einen maritimen Clan also könnt ihr mich gerne anschreiben ;)
  11. When do you guys think Royal Navy BB's are going to be added to the live server? No mention in 0.6.8 patch notes.
  12. https://thedailybounce.net/2017/03/24/world-of-warships-hms-hood-tier-vii-british-battleship/ https://worldofwargamingnews.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/wows-hms-hood-gesichtet/#more-11399
  13. WG probably already have a Battleship line for the Royal Navy as a WIP project, in which case this proposal would probably be useless speculation, however I just wanted to share my idea for a Royal Navy Battleship line, which splits off into two different lines at tier VII, meaning two tier X battleships: Players have a choice between choosing the classic-style Battleships with 2 front turrets and 2 rear turrets in the form of HMS Revenge, HMS King George V (exception as it only has 1 rear turret), HMS Vanguard and HMS Lion. Alternatively, players could choose the Nelson-style Battleship with 3 front turrets and 0 rear turrets starting with the Battlecruiser HMS Anson at tier VII (Similar to HMS Hood and therefore being an exception to the Nelson-style) moving to HMS Nelson at tier VIII, the G3 Class Battleship at tier IX and the N3 Class Battleship at tier X with 18-Inch guns. So what does everyone think?
  14. The first part of a series about the hunt for the Bismarck. The video is sponsored by Wargaming. Quote video text box: During World War II, the Bismarck was the pride of the German navy - and the nightmare of Great Britain. It was enormous, overpowered, and a constant threat to the seas. So when they got word that the Bismarck had mobilized, the British raced to stop it.
  15. British Battleship line WOWS 2017 Predictions at higher tiers. Tier 3-6 wealth of designs to choose from, battlecruisers may also have seperate line up to tier 6 ending with HMS Renown or Tier 7 if Hood is not premium. Tier 7- HMS Rodney. Logical contemporary of Nagato, poor speed, moderate guns and good armour for the tier. Tier 8- HMS KGV. Reasonable fit, problematic in firepower department that could be aided by superchargers or given planned 15” guns although unlikely. Probably compensated with excellent consumables to reflect advanced systems, reasonable speed and well protected even against Bismarck class. Tier 8 Premium/ Tier 9- HMS Vanguard. The last battleship ever launched could work at tier 8/9 once again firepower is somewhat lacking at Tier 9 that makes her more welcome in Tier 8, good speed and reasonable armour at either tier. Tier 9- HMS Lion 1938. Well suited design that holds water in every department despite being lower tonnage than contemporaries at the tier, good speed, reasonable firepower and good protection level. Tier 10- HMS Termarmerie/Thunderer 1942/44. No other battleships beyond Lion were conceived, however numerous iterations were designed throughout the war increasing the protection, secondary firepower and overall displacement by more than 10,000 tonnes. These later designs are difficult to pin down but wargaming have no problem taking liberties with exact specs in favour of a well fitting ship for the tier and this is doable with later lion designs, adequate firepower, good speed and protection once again. Overall theme of higher tier battleships appears to be very good armour protection unlike the British Cruiser line however quality and size of firepower varies wildly. Interested to see what others might predict!
  16. The Emergency War Programme destroyers of the Royal Navy were ordered under the Wartime programmes of 1939-1942. They effectively form a bridge between the last of the Interwar Standards, the G, H & Is, and the Weapon class destroyers that followed them in the 1943 Programme. In in-game terms, that places them at tier VII. However, there are 112 destroyers, in 14 different classes. There is a great deal of variance between the first and last. As only one slot exists in the sub branch for a regular ship, which class(es) will be in that slot is a matter for debate. To help you make an informed decision, data sets for the classes have been provided below Things like rudder shift time, detectability & consumables are part of fine balancing, and thus are not mentioned. O&P: Q&R: S, T, U, V & W: Z & Ca: Ch, Co & Cr: The data shown above is stock. What do you think? Many thanks to Phoenix_jz for the HP & shell damage numbers.
  17. As you can probably tell from my name, I'm hoping that the Battlecruiser HMS Lion gets introduced into the game at some point, hopefully with the next load of British Ships. Recently I've been thinking about what the hull upgrades might look. Here's the ideas I've had: Stock Hull: 1912 historic hull (8*13.5 inch Mk 5 guns (Light shell) (max range, 13.7km), 16*4 inch Mk 7 secondaries, citadel armor, 4-9 inches, top speed 24.4 knots, 46000 HP) 1st Hull Upgrade: 1918 historic hull (8*13.5 inch Mk 5 guns (Light shell) (max range, 16.0 km), 16*4 inch Mk 7 secondaries, citadel armor 4-9 inches, top speed 27.5 knots, 46000 HP) 2nd Hull Upgrade: 1930's fictional rebuild (along similar lines to HMS Renown (6*13.5 inch Mk 5 guns (Light shell) (max range, 18.3 km), 12*4.5 inch Mk 3 QF, citadel armor, 9 inches throughout, top speed 30.5 knots, 50000 HP) (in my fictional history, Lion, Princess Royal, and Tiger were kept in service up to and into WW2. In response to the development of the Deutschland class cruisers in Germany, Lion and her sisters were rebuilt as heavy cruiser hunters, with improved armor protection, new engines and boilers to increase speed, aircraft hanger and catapult, new superstructure, and improved secondaries and AA defence, with Q turret removed to save weight and make way for aircraft hanger and catapult. Basically she'd look like a smaller Post-1939 Renown). On all three hulls, she'd have good (i.e. low) dispersion on the main battery guns and good range, but slow turret rotation speed, and slow shell velocity, so you'd need to add plenty of lead (see here for more details on shell velocities for 13.5 inch gun, also where I got my ideas for gun ranges. http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_135-45_mk5.php). I'd also give her decent rudder shift, but with a large turning circle, and poor torpedo protection (keeping with history, and to keep her balanced). So, what do you guys think? What are your ideas
  18. The "RN Cruiser Smoke Bug" - Myth or Reality? In a Belfast game two days hence, I popped smoke going just a teeny bit too fast, and ended up sitting still in the water looking stupidly back at one, lonely puff of smoke hovering a cable-length or so astern. Then I died to a massive hail of shells from a grateful cruiser and battleship community (but that's beside the point, really). I assumed this was the infamous "RN Cruiser Smoke Bug" at work. I didn't die because of it, since I would have sailed out of a second puff of smoke as well, if it had been there - but as it was, there was no point in even bothering to go into reverse. Yet now I read, in a number of posts, that there is no RN Cruiser Smoke Bug. So, it's right up there with Bigfoot and the Jersey Devil?
  19. as it not seems anyone yet made this info easy accesible: - hard break and reduce speed from full or 3/4 with reverse speed - ON AROUND 20kts. START SMOKE (like approximately inbetween 21.0 and 19.0) while still on hard reverse - keep on hard reversing and set engine on stop around 0kts (or when smoke runs out) u'll end up approxiamtely close to/on the end of the second puff. hope this helps, sorry if already widely known edit: worked for me from leander at t6 on, didn't played the lower tiers edit: read next post for official statement, or here note-edit: edit:..... i'll just take any approach posted into op, so easily accessible ;):
  20. Is about the 2nd Boer War so you need to skip to about half way through
  21. Hello all! I've taken some of my time to start working on some no rust skins for the Royal Navy cuiser line! so far i have done: Belfast Fiji Edinburgh Neptune I will make the next skin tomorrow, stay tuned! I also included the PSD files with layers so you can create your own skin! HMS Belfast Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-J7AyxlHj0UM2FCOXhiRG9GRUE HMS Fiji Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-J7AyxlHj0UVVBCRDRVcURMVTg HMS Edinburgh Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-J7AyxlHj0UWkxISHpaR3FwZEk HMS Neptune Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-J7AyxlHj0UNWlJUFE4S203MVk I am open to suggestions and correct my if i made a mistake! Have fun and good hunting!
  22. Hi, My first post! I´ve been building a tech tree for SMS/KMS and the Royal Navy. I´ve been trying to incorporate Battlecruisers in a way that makes them competetive in the game. Due to real ship design evolution I see no place for BC in tier 9-10, barely making it to tier 8 acctually. I also made a suggestion for how to handle heavy cruisers in the Royal Navy line. Some comments: Seydlitz as first premium for Germany, only ship in class, historically famous after the battle of Jutland. Deutchland class Panzershiff, I´ve classified it as at heavy cruiser, should be in the game but I don´t know if tier 5 is the right place? After the presentation of the Royal Navy light cruiser line I´ve tried to incorporate the heavy cruisers of Royal Navy in it. The Royal Navy acctually did not have that many heavy cruisers. Ive placed the York class before the County class (not historically correct) due to the amount of guns. York have 6 8-inch guns and County (and subclasses) 8 8-inch guns. Royal Navy BBs, so much to choose in the low tiers, made to lines to tier 6. Royal Navy BCs, I have the Admiral class in the line and Hood as premium. Hood should be the first BC in game as a premium, a way to present a new shipytype (yeah I know there are BCs in the Jap BB line but I mean as a "real BCs") So, comments? should I never post again?
  23. On May 31st/June 1st 2016, it's exactly 100 years ago that the infamous Battle of Jutland took place, the biggest naval battle that took place in the history of mankind (in terms of tonnage, Leyte was bigger in number of ships). The battle ended in a draw, with a slight tactical victory for the British, but at a grave cost. All and everyone who was involved in that battle is now long gone, except for one thing. In Belfast lays the HMS Caroline, a C-class Light Cruiser (Caroline subclass). Nothing extraordinary at first sight, but she is the holder of some peculiar records at the time of her decommissioning. 2nd oldest ship in Royal Navy Service (1914-2011) The last First World War British light cruiser in service. The last still existing survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Yes, she was there. And she's still afloat in Belfast, and in quite a good condition. However she was rebuilt as a HQ and training facility in 1924, during which her armament and boilers were removed, and later on a steel shack was built onto her decks. To commemorate the Battle of Jutland, she's now undergoing restoration to bring her back to her appearance of 1916, the dawn of the battle, and to open her in the spring of 2016 as a visitors centre and as a monument to the Battle of Jutland, and all those involved. I already suggested MrConway that this ship in her 1916 configuration would be a good RN lowtier (read: affordable) Premium Ship, which could be made available for the commemoration of Jutland in 6 months, and it would be a very nice prelude to the coming of the Royal Navy in the latter quarter of 2016. Knowing that it takes some time to get the OK-GO, research the plans and actually designing the ship, maybe it's a good idea to create some awareness (hype?) around this ship, and show WarGaming that sufficient interest is present for such a ship and this occasion. It's not every day that one of the major battles in the history of mankind celebrates its centennial anniversary, nor that one of the very ships that took part in it is still around to be seen. 28.5kts 1"-3" belt armour, 1" deck armour 2x 6"guns (aft) 8x 4"guns (semi-automatic, 2 in tandem in the front, three on each beam) 1x 6pdr 4x 21" Mk1 torpedo's (two on each side, in tandem)
  24. Hi there, First I have to add a disclaimer: before you all look at my battlecount and dismiss me as inexperienced and a newb, I have played closed beta on a smurf account and have in fact unlocked the Arkansas. This is my main account. I've been reading a lot about the development of the Royal Navy before, between and during the World Wars lately, and I have noticed an interesting (and in game terms somehow disconcerting) thing: The main armament of some cruiser classes seems to be heterogen. What do I mean? Let's take the Cressy-class as an example: It's an armoured cruiser, and a ship that resembles the St Louis class of CA's most, so much so in fact that the only notable difference in game terms is the forward and aft mounted gun turrets, which aren't armed with 6" guns like the side casemates, but are in fact 9.2" guns. The 2x 9.2" and the 12x 6" guns are supplemented by 12x 12pdr 12cwt (3") guns as secondary armament (and there are also 2 single 18" torpedo tubes). Some of you may already see where I'm trying to go with this, but let me bring another example. Arethusa-class light cruisers: Armament: 2x 6" guns (one fore, one aft) and 6x 4" guns. Now putting aside the way these ships will/would be balanced and tiered, there is a fundamental problem with their weapons arrangement when it comes to game terms: if we use the highest calibre guns available as main armament and then use the second-highest calibre as secondary, then we'll effectively have some ships with as little as 2 player controlled guns. In case of the Cressy that would be the fore and aft 9.2" turrets while the 6" guns would be doing their own "thing". Same thing for the Arethusa: the two 6" guns would be the main battery and then the 4" guns would operate alone? As a cruiser captain it's not something that I'd see going well. And I don't really see the opposite working out well either: you control the nore numerous guns, and your high calibre guns work on their own? Just no. So is there a way to couple different calibre weaponry as main armament? Their individual rate of fire would of course be different (4" guns firing faster than 6" guns, which in turn fire fater than 9.2" guns), but their firing range would be the same (after all, that is determined by the fire control equipment rather than by the guns themselves). I have seen on the Omaha that the turret and casemate-mounted guns are treated differently due to the turret-mounted ones being double-barrel, the others being single barreled, is that a mechanic that would work with different calibre main armament?
  25. I havent had the chance to try my first RN ship yet (Still at Work). I thought it would be great to have a Topic solely for your greatest RN game acheivements of the day. Also try and give other players some feedback on modules, Captain Skills and upgrades you used in your great battle.