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Soshi_Sone

Sometimes a BBs gotta do a CAs Job

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T8-T10 match.  Domination.  DDs dancing and smoking in B.  No one can take it.  No CA help around.  Being a CA captain (in my Iowa) I decided...let's fix this problem.  So I drive on B.  Dodge 20 torpedoes, force the enemy Shimakaze out of the cap, capped it myself, and killed the Shima with secondaries and a few mains.

 

I found the Shima's captain's chat complaint about the need to nerf BBs maneuverability somewhat amusing. 

 

I then took out a T9 DD, and eventually succumb to focus fire from the rest of the red fleet.  We went on to win.

 

In retrospect, I don't know if it was the best move.  But hey, I do it in CAs all the time...and figured....WTH...let's try it in my Iowa.  And it was fun too.

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How is capping a carrier's job?

 

Hunting destroyers is a cruiser's job if that's what you're talking about.

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Spotting destroyers is arguably a carriers job.

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How is capping a carrier's job?

 

Hunting destroyers is a cruiser's job if that's what you're talking about.

 

What do you mean?

 

Carriers are fast ships. They should be positioned close enough to take advantage of that and cap if the situation presents itself.

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I did had to drive my Independence into the B cap in Ocean when I still grind it, braving the gunfire while I commanded my plane. It confused at least one guy, who thought that I was either gutsy or plain stupid. I did killed a Fuso after I got sunk, with the B point captured on my lonesome (with an Ognevoi attacking the enemies that decided to shoot me rather than him).

 

...well, you said CV in your OP, but you said CA in the post itself...which would it be?

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How is capping a carrier's job?

 

Hunting destroyers is a cruiser's job if that's what you're talking about.

 

What do you mean?

 

Carriers are fast ships. They should be positioned close enough to take advantage of that and cap if the situation presents itself.

 

 

Honestly, I'm not real keen on CV drivers who aren't hiding well behind the front lines.

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Honestly, I'm not real keen on CV drivers who aren't hiding well behind the front lines.

 

The problems with carriers hiding 'well behind the front lines' are:

 

1) They're outside of the range of their support if a DD breaks through.

2) The flight time of squadrons becomes so long going from the carrier to the battle and back again that a carrier closer to the battle can fly more sorties thus do more damage

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Honestly, I'm not real keen on CV drivers who aren't hiding well behind the front lines.

It's a delicate balance.  As Lert said being too far away makes resupply much more tedious, but higher-tier carriers have such large detection and bad handling that if your team on a flank folds then you're boned.  Because, you know, 20+km detection for the Lexington because why not.

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What do you mean?

 

Carriers are fast ships. They should be positioned close enough to take advantage of that and cap if the situation presents itself.

 

Yes any ship can cap, but it's not an expectation for carriers as caps are intensely risky. Capping in a carrier is generally only a good idea if the area is already secure and the enemies are known to be far enough away that it's safe for such a vulnerable ship to do it.

 

Yes I saw you in that cap the other day right next to me in my Fubuki.

 

I also saw the enemy only had destroyers left which were over 15km away on the other side of the map.

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Honestly, I'm not real keen on CV drivers who aren't hiding well behind the front lines.

 

The problems with carriers hiding 'well behind the front lines' are:

 

1) They're outside of the range of their support if a DD breaks through.

2) The flight time of squadrons becomes so long going from the carrier to the battle and back again that a carrier closer to the battle can fly more sorties thus do more damage

 

I didn't say that a CV shouldn't shadow the majority of his fleet. 

 

As for DD's breaking through, from my experience, it's much more common that a forward deployed CV comes under fire than an enemy DD breaks through into your rear, which is the primary reason I'd rather see CV's hanging in the back.

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hunting dds in a bb is fun. taking no damage while doing so is laughable.

the dds dont know where to go.

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