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*pictured - a Royal Navy destroyer arriving at Dover with evacuated British soliders in May 1940*

What ship are you taking to rescue the British Expeditionary Force in Operation Dynamo and what's your strategy?

Operation Dynamo, introduced at the release of the film "Dunkirk" in July 2017, featured a historical storyline based on actual events in 1940.

A scrappy flotilla of private vessels, a handful of destroyers and patrol vessels, and even fewer aircraft from the Royal Air Force escorted them across the English Channel to the French coastal city of Dunkerque (Dunkirk).

Against all odds, over 300,000 Allied soldiers were safely evacuated and were able to fight on and eventually return to France 4 years later.

Operation Dynamo is at hand - what destroyer gets the call and how do you ensure a successful mission?

"Let no one underestimate the magnitude of this task." - Sir Bertram Ramsay, Royal Navy

#fleetactionfriday

#operationdynamo

#dunkirk

#anchorsaweigh

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Sims.  Simply a monster in Dynamo.

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None, I have no Allied destroyers that are high enough tier. Unless I luck out with the RN Crates after work.:Smile_honoring:

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Sims, Leningrad, Blyskawica.  All my tech tree DD lines that qualify are past T6/7.

FWIW, they all work just great!

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12 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

Sims.  Simply a monster in Dynamo.

Absolutely.  I'm using my Nicholas captain (10 pts / not AA spec'd),  running prem Def AA and flags, and I think I've averaged about 35 plane kills.  Haven't had a team yet that didn't 5-star the Op either, so GG to my teammates so far.

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Sims does very well, just make sure to make an AA build (with Premium DFA of course).

Tried it in Leningrad too. Not as AA-centric but the guns are better suited for hitting those fast little buggers. Sims and other USN-type guns have trouble hitting them at range.

Make sure you play attention not too go too fast in the fast boats (e.g. Leningrad, Aigle). This op calls for slow moving. Ships with good smoke (e.g. USN DDs) can help hide the transports from aircraft, Schnellbootes and shore batteries. so make sure you bring plenty of premium charges.

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Sims for AA. Blys if I want to hit ships. Or the Jervis for a test drive.

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Mahan and Gnevny are what I have.

Mahan has good smoke, torps are useful, (I have TA) and DFAA is handy, but hard to hit the E-boats at more than a few km.

Gnevny basically has none of the Mahan's qualities, but I can hit the E-boats at 7-8km without having to lead them from off the screen lol.

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Gallant with AFT, BFT and AA mod. Don't underestimate muh Vickers machine guns! :cap_rambo:

Pity Acasta can't take part in this op despite having much better AA than Gallant. She used to be Anthony after all when Dynamo first appeared last year. This op really needs more pom-poms!

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Currently Farragut. But as soon as the mission to unlock Icarus is complete I'll be taking her on a tour also. 

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Sims armed with 4 charges of Prempum smoke And Premoum Def AA. Als have the BFT skill and AA module mounted.

Best strategy is to have ships take turns being in the lead of the convoy based on who used Smoke and who will be able to  smoke next. Since optimal strategy is lay Smoke in troop loading area and then have somebody’s smoke along the path the convoy travel ps so that convoy will be under smoke the entire time they are having to travel.

So when I lay smoke I drift to the rear of convoy and if I brought friends with me they will drift up towards to head of convoy to standby for next smoke so in perfectly functioning team you almost have a rotating “ conveyor belt”of DDs escorting convoy. Taking turns with Def AA is also good idea so that no more than 1-2 DDs are using Def AA at a time to provide optimal AA protection on the Operation.

Other thing as you rotate the DD escorts is to ensure you have at least 2 DDs in the  rear and 2 innthe lead at all times, the other 3 DDs that may be drifting through middle of convoy can quickly move forward or drift back as needed to reinforce or simply be relieving a DD in my reccomended Smoke rotation strategy.

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1 hour ago, Ace_04 said:

Sims.  Simply a monster in Dynamo.

"I am one with the Sims.  The Sims is with me."

 

"Luftwaffe?"

[Activates Defensive Fire]

"What Luftwaffe?"

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"I don't see no Luftwaffe anymore!"

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1 hour ago, Gneisenau013 said:

640px-The_British_Army_in_the_UK-_Evacua

*pictured - a Royal Navy destroyer arriving at Dover with evacuated British soliders in May 1940*

What ship are you taking to rescue the British Expeditionary Force in Operation Dynamo and what's your strategy?

Operation Dynamo, introduced at the release of the film "Dunkirk" in July 2017, featured a historical storyline based on actual events in 1940.

A scrappy flotilla of private vessels, a handful of destroyers and patrol vessels, and even fewer aircraft from the Royal Air Force escorted them across the English Channel to the French coastal city of Dunkerque (Dunkirk).

Against all odds, over 300,000 Allied soldiers were safely evacuated and were able to fight on and eventually return to France 4 years later.

Operation Dynamo is at hand - what destroyer gets the call and how do you ensure a successful mission?

"Let no one underestimate the magnitude of this task." - Sir Bertram Ramsay, Royal Navy

#fleetactionfriday

#operationdynamo

#dunkirk

#anchorsaweigh

Haide with aa module.

5 stars.

I ran in front and rallied to assist allied fighters.

Ironically did so much better than in original mission.

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2 hours ago, Ace_04 said:

Sims.  Simply a monster in Dynamo.

The Dynamo Ops is the only place where Sims is a monster.

Sims for good AA and Blyskawica for blasting the torp boats. Monaghan, A hull, is pretty good too. Haida is almost worthless in this Op. Her guns are decent for zapping the S-boats but her AA is non-existent (like Gallant) and that stupid creeping smoke on a DD is worthless for screening the convoy.

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Thanks for the recommendations all.  Haven't tried this iteration yet, but hopefully will this weekend.  Might bring out the Mahan or Leningrad to start, but hopefully can unlock Icarus to try out (Acasta so far).

 

Remember when the teams had to worry about the number of Cyclones on their teams last year? :Smile_Default:  Cyclones had smoke if I remember, but not not much in terms of AA or main guns.

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Took my Gnevny to see what the scenario was all about. Let my team carry me to a 5 star victory. 1 and done.

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Thank you WOWS for creating this DD paradise,no radar! All my DDs are loving this Op. Very fun .

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11 hours ago, commando_brian said:

Thank you WOWS for creating this DD paradise,no radar! All my DDs are loving this Op. Very fun .

^This on toast!  I'm by no means a good DD player.  Had just unlocked Mahan.  With a stock hull and a freshly installed (yet to be trained) captain, had a great game in it.  

But yeah, the Sims is the 'go to' DD for this Op.  Mount premium AA and go to town.  Don't have an AA spec captain.  So I haven't had some of those monster games others have had.  But it is a ton of fun.  

Have had solid games in Sims, Mahan, and A hull Moe-Noggin.

Okay games in Gnevny.  Still haven't unlocked Minsk, though I have seen a lot of them in this Op.

Frustrating games in Gallant and Haida.  They do okay, but not as fun to play in this one.

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This iteration is a greatly improved scenario.  It's awesome that we can use our allied DDs. I don't believe i've seen a bad DD choice.  A teammate of mines runs Haida with it's rolling smoke.  If the 7 players can alternate use of smoke that helps greatly.   I run sims with my wooster captain (AFT).  7.2 AA range is nice, but wow when enemy air gets inside 5 - awesome sauce.   My personal total on getting rif of aircraft is 45.

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I made a round in Leningrad that took 25planes down, that is nice. But that was once, Sims is the king here:

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Somehow I sold my Mahan along the way somewhere but checking the Farragut it has better stats anyway (not sure why that is). Used Mahan on test & Farragut did just fine for the 5 stars...I'm beginning to think it's almost impossible not to 5 star this 1...it's pretty easy...I even went into mine field by mistake for a good ways & was able to slow down & get back out w/out even getting any damage or being away from the battle at all.

The team wasn't even smoking the convoy much...I think me & 1 other person were the only 1s so most of the time convoy was unsmoked but we still 5 starred it pretty easily.

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