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Rockets and radar

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First the era of naval warfare created didn't have rocket attacks on maneuvering warships, not then, not ever.  So a carrier pursuing a destroyer cannot rocket the destroyer to death.  Radar.  I'm all for radar for the detecting a ship.  But the reveal of the target to all other ships is bogus.  Yes, the illuminating ship may see the target, but all other ships can at best see an approximate position.  In other words, just because a radar equipped cruiser sees a destroyer doesn't mean every other ship on the team sees the destroyer as well.  Perhaps a general location could be shared, but not a precise target.  I think that a detected target's location may be shared via current 21st century technology, but not what the game supposes.

 

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First, the US Navy and Royal Navy did use rockets against maneuvering warships, and later in WWII, it was SOP in the USN for torpedo aircraft to attack following either rocket or dive bombing attacks to take advantage of suppressed AA defenses. Go watch the torpedo bomber training film on Youtube, it spells out the tactics pretty well. 

Second, spotting for another ship outside of aircraft never happened, period, so your DD pops smoke and hides in it, and you should be completely blind. A radar should be on all the time and shouldn't see through islands.

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This is a game.  Not a simulatition.  A lot of weird physics in the game.  Like radar and sonars detecting ships on the opposite side of an island. 

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If this was a simulation/realism game, you would use your torps only once and then just waste ordinance against the bbs, expecting the red to be enough potato to not use DCP to take out the fires, since dds didnt carry infinite torpedos

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Now imagine USS enterprise, a Yorktown class carrier capable to carrying 90 planes,  conducting an all out attack on your battle group, with hellcats disabling most exposed aa gun crews, rockets decimating secondary guns, and having whole squadrons of torpedoes in the water while being hammered by 1000 pound AP/HE bombs

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