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ok, so who should be heroic commander for each navy by your reckoning?

my proposals:

USN Nimitz, Halsey, Spruance, Mitscher

VMF Gorshkov, Makarov

DKM Tirpitz, Scheer, Hipper , Raeder (it would be cool to see commander commanding its namesake ship...)

RN Jellicoe, Cunningham, Vian

PMW Unrug :P

not sure about French and/or Italian candidates

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I'd say Karel Doorman. But I wouldn't have a clue on which ship to put him.... :cap_hmm:

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Admiral Hugh Rodman USN. Not heroic in any way, but a solid officer and skilled diplomat when needed. Impressed even Adm. Beatty with how quickly he trained the US sailors in WWI up to RN standards and how he commanded the BatDiv9 in the North Sea.

Would be a great addition with skill bonuses tailored for the T3-7 Standard type BBs.

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USN: Captain Ernest E. Evans (USS Johnson, posthumous CMOH), a DD focused captain.

 

Regia Marina: Inigo Campioni, Carlo Bergamini, Domenico Cavagnari (BB focused).

 

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IJN: Gunichi Mikawa and Tameichi Hara. Possibly Togo as well.

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This guy. The legendary destroyer commander that challenged Yamato in USS Johnston(DD-557). Captain Ernest E. Evans.

 

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DKM: Hans Langsdorff

Despite being on the wrong side and in war he proved to be a gentleman and humanist.

Special trait could be some minor boost to concealment since during the war he successful avoided confrontation with superior English forces for a respectable amount of time considering basically the entire world was looking for him.

Another trait could be a minor boost to turret traverse as during the battle of the river plate he switched target rather than finishing damaged ships. He was not interested in sinking and killing his enemies but rather battering them until they give up and retreat.

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38 minutes ago, cro_pwr said:

As long as we don't get Rihanna, I'm fine.

 

Don't worry, they don't give commands to PO2's.

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Lieutenant Commander Wilfred A. Walter of the USS William D. Porter

Special skills: gets torpedo aiming assist when targeting friendlies and earns the die-hard achievement even if the rammed target was friendly.

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Alberto Da Zara as a Italian cruiser commander.

Francois Darlan as French battleship commander.

 

5 hours ago, Haleos said:

This guy. The legendary destroyer commander that challenged Yamato in USS Johnston(DD-557). Captain Ernest E. Evans.

 

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This is a true hero that no only faced whole might of Rengo Kantai but he also saved a lot of escort carriers during Battle of Samar.

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We absolutely need to include the greatest naval commander of all time: Fleet Admiral Skybuckflying!

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Beyond the obvious and brilliant Andrew Cunningham, a strong Royal Navy candidate would be Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape.

He led the hunt for Scharnhorst aboard Duke of Yorkin in '43, avenging an old command of his, HMS Glorious, which Scharnhorst had sunk three years earlier. Wound up commanding the British Pacific Fleet from December '44 on, the largest fleet in the history of the Royal Navy, and was the British signatory to the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay.

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Another interesting option would be Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

He spent the early war commanding destroyers, being torpedoed and later sunk by dive bombers off Crete. After that he took command of HMS Illustrious undergoing repair in Norfolk, Virginia, where he made a visit to Pearl Harbour. There he came to predict that American entry into the war would follow a surprise attack by the Japanese Navy as Illustrious had recently conducted at Taranto. He ended the war as Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command. In 1979 he was infamously killed by an IRA bomb while fishing in Ireland.

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38 minutes ago, gekkehenkie50 said:

I agree with Verdius; Tameichi Hara would be great for our IJN DDs!

 

Hara you magnificent bastard, I read your book!

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no geoffrey spicer-simson? I am really sad to not have seen this gem so far in this topic:cap_popcorn:

the best British commander ever

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7 hours ago, Praxics said:

DKM: Hans Langsdorff

 

 

 

Despite being on the wrong side and in war he proved to be a gentleman and humanist.

 

Special trait could be some minor boost to concealment since during the war he successful avoided confrontation with superior English forces for a respectable amount of time considering basically the entire world was looking for him.

 

Another trait could be a minor boost to turret traverse as during the battle of the river plate he switched target rather than finishing damaged ships. He was not interested in sinking and killing his enemies but rather battering them until they give up and retreat.

Definetly .

 

Not possible but Horatio Nelson would be my dream commander.

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7 hours ago, Mav75 said:

 

Don't worry, they don't give commands to PO2's.

 

well, they give it to Chefs...

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Thank you all, nice proposals mostly, IJN for now is set with Yamamoto but if we ever get another go for the, maybe Tanaka (Tassafaronga...) for DD specialist, even more than Hara. For USN DD specialist, how about "30 knots" Arleigh Burke? RN is set with Vian.

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