CHAPTER 1: Luftwaffe attacks the the Russian Baltic Fleet
2 Oktober Revolution
The Russians will move into the cove port before we start. The goal is to save at least one bb and one cruiser. There will be 3 full waves of german bomber attacks you will need to defend against.
2-3 Graff zeppelins using Dive bombers to attack the fleet they will be representing the Luftwaffe.
The germans will need to sink at least 1 cruiser and 2 BBs.
Map: big race
CHAPTER 2: Russian Baltic fleet attempts a breakout
2 Oktober Revolution
1 Graf Spee
3 T-22 as torpedo boats-they would be limited to front gun and torps only and if we have enough people.
If people want to play the bait role and there is enough people we can add a Karlsruhe and another Nürnberg as the bait squad.
Goal is for the Soviet side is to get as many ships to the other side of the map (Sweden) alive as possible, with special emphasis on the 2 Gangut class battleships and Kirovs. The German side’s goal is to sink the 2 Ganguts and Kirovs, and the extra DDs are bonus points.
We are going to see how this goes with AP only the first go around then go from there.
post in the comments if you are interested
We will try this on this next coming Friday on Dec 6th 12/6/19. 8:00PM-10:30PM US Eastern standard time , 7:00-9:30 PM US CENTRAL TIME, 6:00-8:30 PM US MOUNTAIN TIME, 5:00-7:30 PM US PACIFIC TIME , 10:00AM -12:30 PM in Sydney Australia 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Perth Australia.
if anyone is interested in helping to make new events or suggestions feel free to join the workshop discord https://discord.gg/ygjyP2G the event for this will be in the same discord for voice.
“Throughout the entirety of WWII Germany sent several fleets out for several reasons, on several occasions fleets of varying sizes were sent out to hunt convoys, Scharnhorst and Tirpitz were once part of an invasion fleet against the Island of Spitzbergen, and several fleets sailed to lay mine-fields, but only once was a large German fleet sent out with the express purpose of engaging another enemy fleet in combat. Which fleet was the German fleet to do battle with? The French? The British? No sir, it was the Russians!
In September 1941 German army and air forces launched their initial assault on the port city of Leningrad where the Russian Baltic Fleet was stationed. The Germans feared that the Russian Baltic fleet might attempt to make a break for it and escape capture or destruction. The German battleship Tirpitz had only just completed her working up trials and had just been declared ready for combat when, on the 23rd of September, she received orders to sail from Swinemunde to join up with the newly formed Baltenflotte as its flagship. The German fleet sailed North-East to Foglofjord, arriving at 14:05 on the 24th, where they anchored and waited for the expected breakout of the Soviet Baltic Fleet. The Soviets never set sail, their fleet had been badly damaged the day before by German air raids while anchored in Kronstadt which saw their battleship Marat sunk. On the 25th it became clear that the Soviet fleet was in no condition to attempt a breakout and the German Baltenflotte was disbanded.
Still, It begs the question... What if the air attacks failed? What if the Russian Baltic fleet attempted a breakout? What if these two battle fleets engaged? The resulting clash would have been the largest battle between two battleship fleets of the war in Northern waters!
What do you think would have happened?” -dseehafer
The German Baltenflotte at sea
Major Members of the Soviet Baltic Fleet
Marat sunk by German bombers
Original post by dseehafer https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/152780-the-only-time-the-kriegsmarine-sent-a-fleet-to-do-battle-with-another-fleet/