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Broken Matchmaker: Iowa vs Katori

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In a truly broken matchmaker system, Tier 9 BB Iowa fights Tier 3 cruiser Katori.

<excerpt from Wikipedia, "Japanese Cruiser Katori">

Attack on Truk

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Katori burning off Truk, 17 February 1944

In the American attack on Truk of 17–18 February 1944, the American Task Force 58 with nine aircraft carriers, supported by six battleships, ten cruisers and 28 destroyers, launched a massive attack on Truk. Katori had departed Truk shortly before the attack, escorting the armed merchant cruiser Akagi Maru, destroyers Maikaze and Nowaki, and minesweeping trawler Shonan Maru No. 15 towards Yokosuka, but came under attack by Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters and Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo-bombers from the carriers Yorktown, Intrepid, Essex, Bunker Hill and Cowpens. Akagi Maru was sunk, and Katori was hit by a torpedo which did minor damage. However, several hours later, Task Group 50.9's battleships New Jersey and Iowa, along with cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans and destroyers Bradford and Burns, spotted the Katori group and opened fire. The screening destroyers fired six salvos of torpedoes at Katori (which was already listing slightly to port and on fire amidships), but all torpedoes missed. Katori responded with a salvo of torpedoes which were equally ineffective.

At mean range of 14,500yds, Iowa closed with Katori and fired 46 16-inch (406 mm) high capacity (non-armor-piercing) rounds and 124 5-inch (127 mm), straddling the cruiser with eight salvos. CAG 17/A16-3 reports Iowa hits Katori with her second salvo. Just after Iowa's forth salvo, Katori quickly listed to port exposing seven large shell holes about 5 feet (1.5 m) in diameter in her starboard side, one under the bridge about five feet below the waterline another amidships about at the waterline, plus about nine small holes.[citation needed] The damage on the port side was much worse. After being under attack by Iowa for only about 5 minutes, Katori sank stern first, with a port side list at 07°45′N 151°20′E about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Truk. A large group of survivors were seen in the water after she sank, but the Americans did not recover any.

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Bloody fail divisions ...

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While not as bad, don't forget about the Washington clubbing the Kirishima too!

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I wonder if the Japanese filed an official complaint with the US War Dept, claiming they were promised +1/-1 matchmaking?

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1 minute ago, pikohan said:

While not as bad, don't forget about the Washington clubbing the Kirishima too!

 

Got too focused on shooting at the AFK South Dakota. Happens every time.

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14 minutes ago, Seadog_Supreme said:

At mean range of 14,500yds, Iowa closed with Katori and fired 46 16-inch (406 mm) high capacity (non-armor-piercing) rounds and 124 5-inch (127 mm), straddling the cruiser with eight salvos.

Just look at the range on those secondaries :Smile_amazed:

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20 minutes ago, Seadog_Supreme said:

Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo-bombers from the carriers Yorktown, Intrepid, Essex, Bunker Hill and Cowpens. Akagi Maru was sunk, and Katori was hit by a torpedo which did minor damage.

5 CV's attack, one freighter sunk, one torpedo hit on the Katori, need better CV drivers I think...back to co-op for them!

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Some of the teammates on Royal navy turned off their HUD while hunting for the Bismarck the last guy on the enemy team, showoffs 

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As long as it avoided Radar the tier II German DD with full concealment build would be a beast if Divisioned with some good X ships that only required spotting and scouting. Imagine having enemy ships perma spotted by an unseen enemy ship for most of the battle lol.

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Notice 6 BBs & 28 DDs in the battle group.

So when Bbabies cry there's too many DDs it's really there's too many BBs in every WoWs match.

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1 hour ago, Seadog_Supreme said:

The screening destroyers fired six salvos of torpedoes at Katori (which was already listing slightly to port and on fire amidships), but all torpedoes missed. Katori responded with a salvo of torpedoes which were equally ineffective.

WASD hacks in full effect here!

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Should put a lot of the Unicum  players on - see if that “any ship can be OP if driven right” would work in this case

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1 hour ago, pikohan said:

While not as bad, don't forget about the Washington clubbing the Kirishima too!

Clearly a replay from CBT with +/-3 MM

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Before the clamps were put on division tiering, some of the unicorn players would div up a Yamato with a Umikami and the Umikami would prey on the enemy Yamato sinking her. Quite interesting.

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1 hour ago, pikohan said:

While not as bad, don't forget about the Washington clubbing the Kirishima too!

That is the same tier spread that we dealt with for alpha and a good chunk of closed beta but it showed that the Kongo's had no business in the 1940's battle line. The South Dakota took a similar number of hits as the Kirshima and survived do to a combination of a better armor layout and bad Japanese fusing.

3 minutes ago, Khafni said:

Before the clamps were put on division tiering, some of the unicorn players would div up a Yamato with a Umikami and the Umikami would prey on the enemy Yamato sinking her. Quite interesting.

Yeah, that was good times.

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Another broken match maker. HMS Guerrier tier 5 vs USS Constitution tier 10.

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