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  1. You know the week after your transmission fails in your car which eats up all your extra cash and you are eating ramien because you are so broke? That's the weekend they run the discount.
  2. comtedumas

    Myogi ruined my day

    Go play Molotov and a yogi will seems like a dream ship.
  3. comtedumas

    Why does Japanese cruiser torpedo arc positioning suck so badly?

    It’s almost like they were put that way so screening cruisers on the enemy side of a T crossing could engage the enemy as they crossed in front of them.....
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    USS Charleston vs the USS St. Louis

    Koenig Albert would object to that T6 comment at well.
  5. Premium time is well worth it.
  6. Musashi for sure. The first time you get a citadel for damage to a ship over 20k you won’t be able to stop smiling.
  7. If they do then they should move fire prevention back to being a 2pt captain skill.
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    Multitasking Problems - Manual Secondaries

    No, but if there are two sides to a ship, and both sides have secondaries, we should be able to manually select targets on both sides of the ship. As as far as multitasking goes, just always designate targets for your secondaries even if you don’t have manual secondaries set up and you won’t notice you do it soon enough.
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    Nerves of steel final task

    Sorry, look at the first mission of the Mighty Prinz for the DD and that final task. It’s 30000 hp damage to dd’s. It’s a pain in the you know what if the DDs aren’t there.
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    Nerves of steel final task

    The problem is everybody else is playing bb’s or ca’a and you can’t find many DD’s, even in coop. Plus, Eitel’s guns are like shotguns vs DD’s...
  11. I will see what it has to say, it’s now a kindle book on Amazon.
  12. Whoever thought it would be a good idea to require a BB to go DD hunting as the final task should be shot in the back of the head with one of those really long rubber bands.
  13. for the last three posts, there is only one question to ask: Sources?
  14. As far as Tsushima goes, I can see where the Japanese met the Russians out of position for a classic "crossing the T" and Togo struggling desperately to get into position and not quite getting there and doing the best he could with what he had. And even the simplest source I can find says that "Crossing the T" was used in the age of Dreadnaught class battleships as a valid tactic. But no mention of "angling" anywhere....I wonder why that is, probably because it wasn't a valid tactic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_T Battles[edit] Notable battles in which warships crossed the T include: Battle of Tsushima (1905) – Japanese Admiral Togo, by use of wireless communications and the proper deployment of reconnaissance had positioned his fleet in such a way as to bring the Russian fleet to battle, "irrespective of speeds".[2] Togo had preserved for himself the interior lines of movement, while forcing the longer lines of movement upon his opponent, whichever course the Russian admiral should take; and by his selected positioning had the effect of "throwing the Russian broadsides more and more out of action".[3] "He had headed him"[4] (crossed his T). The Russian admiral, other than retreat or surrender, had no other option other than "charging Togo's battle line" or "accepting a formal pitched battle".[5] Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky chose the latter, resulting in his total defeat in the only decisive fleet action in naval history fought solely by modern battleships. Rozhestvensky was severely wounded during the battle and was taken prisoner. Seven battleships were sunk, and one was captured by the Japanese. Battle of Elli (1912) – Rear Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis aboard the Greek cruiser Georgios Averof at a speed of 20 knots crossed the T of the Turkish fleet on December 13, 1912. The Averof concentrated her fire against the Ottoman flagship, forcing the Turks to retreat. Battle of Jutland (1916) – Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, leader of the British Grand Fleet, was able to cross the T twice against the German High Seas Fleet, but the German fleet was both times able to escape by reversing course in poor visibility. Battle of Cape Esperance (1942) – the first United States (U.S.) naval night battle victory over the Japanese when a U.S. force of cruisers and destroyers under Admiral Norman Scott crossed the T of a cruiser–destroyer force under Aritomo Gotō. Gotō's force was approaching Guadalcanal on October 11, 1942 to bombard Henderson Field in support of a Tokyo Express reinforcement mission when it was surprised and defeated by Scott's force in a confused night battle. Goto died of his wounds shortly after the battle, and lost the cruiser Furutaka along with three destroyers. Battle of Surigao Strait (1944) – the most recent time a battle line crossed the T, this engagement took place during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in the Philippines during World War II. Early on October 25, 1944, Rear Admiral Jesse B. Oldendorf was guarding the southern entrance to the Leyte Gulf at the northern end of Surigao Strait. He commanded a line of six battleships (West Virginia, Tennessee, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi), flanked by numerous heavy and light cruisers. A smaller Japanese force under Vice Admiral Shoji Nishimura came up the strait, aware of the formidable strength of the American force but nonetheless pressing on. Half of Nishimura's fleet was eliminated by the Americans' destroyer torpedoes, but the Japanese admiral continued on with his remaining few ships. Oldendorf's battleships were arrayed in a line, and they unleashed their radar-directed fire-power upon Japanese vessels, whose return fire was ineffectual due to the lack of radar fire control and earlier battle damage. Nishimura went down with his ship. Despite this, however, Yamashiro's guns, along with cruiser Mogami managed to severely damage an American destroyer. This was the last time the T was crossed in an engagement between battleships, and the last occasion on which battleships fought each other.
  15. Jellicoe did it three times to the Germans at Jutland, that’s pretty relevant to naval combat in dreadnought class battleships.