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I got the Hosho for the first time and I do not know how to play it. Can someone teach me tactics and strategy?

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POTENTIALHISTORYSHIPSOFWAR - Hosho + 3 PD + 1M credits + 250 dublons

link to other codes-https://www.mejoress.com/en/world-of-warships-codes-wows-code/

Hope this helps.

 

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Short version: not with a quick forum post. I recommend either or both:

Start with co-op. The bots aren;t hard to hit, and it's good for you learning how your ship works. 

join a Clan, so we/they can division with you and walk you through it. A lot of it is best shown, rather than simply told. 

(there's probably a video or a hundred or so that are good guides, but I don;t know of any off the top of my head.)

In general, though: avoid groups of ships, their combined AA will shred your planes.

Aim for: lower tier, BBs, spot DDs, targets you know have weak AA. Arkansas Beta, Dreadnought, a few others have ZERO AA. 

Avoid: US cruisers, and higher tier ships, their AA will be better.

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Am going to assume that you have already gotten your feet wet with the new CV meta and you are just asking about the IJN CV.

Set up a few way points and keep your ship in motion

Launch either torpedo or bombers, forget sending fighters out first. Torpedo and Bombers make better use of the speed boost.

Attack ships that are off on their own

Try to avoid large clusters of ships as the AA will shred your planes.

In the beginning of the battle, just run a single attack then recall your planes, you will save more that way for when you need them the most.

If a solo ship, then try for a 2nd attack.

If your team is hiding behind islands, try to keep the enemy spotted for them.

 

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Frankly, set up a training room.  Start with stationary ships that don't shoot, then stationary ships that do shoot, then moving ships that don't shoot, and finally moving ships that do shoot.  This will teach you the basics of running squadron in a fairly safe manner.

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On 9/22/2020 at 12:29 AM, FutureShip said:

I got the Hosho for the first time and I do not know how to play it. Can someone teach me tactics and strategy?

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Code for free Hosho and other codes-

POTENTIALHISTORYSHIPSOFWAR - Hosho + 3 PD + 1M credits + 250 dublons

link to other codes-https://www.mejoress.com/en/world-of-warships-codes-wows-code/

Hope this helps.

 

I agree with the other posts in this thread.
 

I am not a carrier specialist, but I have come across some guidance that I’ve copied below that may be of assistance.  
 

For understanding the main purposes of carriers and their primary counters, see my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide
 

To understand the main differences in national flavour between the carriers, and some YouTube links on playing them well, see advice I provide to new players below. 

Aircraft carriers: Personally, I suggest avoiding them entirely for now - they are very different to play and hard to do well at.  However, as a general principle Royal Navy carriers are easier to play but less impactful on the battle - seek out enemy ships that have just used DCP in order to set lots of fires that stick.  USN carriers are the most traditional and grasping these will transfer to other nations' carriers - they are a bit tricker to play but have more impact on the battle than Royal Navy carriers.  Japanese carriers do far more direct damage with their AP bombs and heavier torpedo plane squadrons, but they are harder to play and you need to understand AP bomb pen mechanics and search for citadels. German carriers are quite different, are the hardest to play and require a skilled hand as they are unlike the others.  See iChase's video guide to get a grasp of the basics of CV play.  Also, TopTier's example shows how to play low tier carriers well - in particular, where you should drive your carrier to stay alive.


Of all the nations, I would say that IJN carriers are better at attacking heavier ships like battleships and cruisers, because their AP bombs deal damage that is difficult to heal back (unlike the fires of British or American CVs), and their heavier torpedo alpha hits more against bigger and less agile targets. But spotting targets for your team (particularly high value targets like DDs) and attacking low HP and solo ships remain important. 
 

Good luck!

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OP,

Ahskance streams nightly from 5pm to 7pm EST.  He is a carrier main for KSC. He is basically in teach mode throughout the stream.  He, and his chat, are very conscientious about answering questions.

I have gotten him to run the Rhein and offer advice.  He is not big into clubbing us baby seals so he very infrequently tools around in Tier IV carriers.  If you want to peruse some of his stuff take a peek at the carrier game list in his About section.  I bet you could get him to play and discuss the Hosho.  Give it a try.  

 

 

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On 9/23/2020 at 11:43 PM, LadyJess said:

Am going to assume that you have already gotten your feet wet with the new CV meta and you are just asking about the IJN CV. 

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That assumption would be wrong...his stats are not hidden...he has zero battles in any mode.

Started another thread asking if anybody would be willing to take his account over for him (play his battles/etc).

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