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The old RN patrol cruisers

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:00 pm
by Saddletank
I have reinstalled the game again recently and having fun with the 1915 campaign.

One tactic I always enjoyed using was to assemble all the old 25 knot scout cruisers - Patrol, Sentinel, Forward, Adventure, Fearless, etc, etc into 3 x 3-ship scout squadrons and go play tag with the German Bight light forces. This used to work okay - although the German DDs could scoot away if they wanted but with a recent update to v1.169 I find these cruisers really get their guns shot up badly. Even by DDs! I know these didn't have gun shields and I've heard this was a historical problem with them but I wonder if a recent patch went a bit too far as they get massacred by the Frauenlob class ship-for-ship. Was curious to know if the vulnerability of the guns on the scout cruisers is meant to be this bad.

Thanks guys.