The purpose: Take some German dreadnoughts into a practice, randomly generated scenario
My forces for today are shown in the screenshot below. The main battle force is a division of 3 Helgoland class dreadnoughts (SMS Ostfriesland, SMS Helgoland and SMS Thuingen) escorted by four destroyers. Scouting is provided by a 2 ship division of Gazelle class light cruisers (SMS Nymphe and SMS Gazelle)
|A zoomed out view that covers my entire force. Note the OOB tab on the left.|
|Each division can be given a role within your fleet.|
Their loss was not in vain, though. The unequal duel of guns between the heavy British and light German ships allowed me to carefully maneuver my dreadnoughts into a great firing position. This eventually lead to a two hour, carefully choreographed engagement between my 3 dreadnoughts and 4 British ones. The range of this engagement was a bit extreme and I was about to call it a day. But the slightest of the slackening in the speed of the British battle line prompted me to press on. Not much later, the first British dreadnought explodes. They were withdrawing and I caught the dreadnought in the van two more times. Victory was mine!
|Another admiral's gaffe from yours truly. With all the British battleships sunk, I decide to head north in pursuit of the light cruisers. This exposed my dreadnoughts to a couple of British destroyers that were covering the general retreat.|
My dreadnoughts couldn't keep pace with the British light cruisers. The battle was over.
Stay tuned for the debrief.