I have an idea: have battles devoid of zones (caps)...After all, no naval battle has ever been about maintaining control over some trackless spot in the sea.
It's about kill or be killed--simple as that. Why not have scenarios where eliminating all one's opponents ships is the only condition for victory? ...If not all ships are eliminated, why not have the 20 minute battles decided by the most kill points?
Two other things i'd like to bring up. 1. Initially I had a faulty video card that caused me to believe I was in a night battle. ...that turned out to be New Dawn.
But think how cool night battles would be!
Most of the action, barring the preponderance of ASW battles in the Atlantic, between ships in WWII was carried out in the nighttime waters around Ironbottom Sound during the Guadalcanal campaign.
Radar was crucial to the one engagement between BBs in the war--USS Washington and USS South Dakota's radar-equipped clash with the IJN's Kirishima.
2: Why not have lengthier battles? 20 minutes seems to be a minimum to me. Many actions in the 20th century have gone on longer than that.
Thanks for reading.