Originally Posted by EricIdle
You're not supposed to put on the lvl 100 VV guns - they are far too heavy and use too much space. The lvl 115 guns are lighter and smaller (in space requirements). Unfortunately for the CB, there are no lvl 101 guns (lvl 100 clones for EBB5). For other nations' EBB5.5, those are an alternative, if your gunners aren't yet at 115.
And all EBB5.5 have fewer AA mounts than the BB5.
So the CB doesn't need "some serious adjustments", you just have to level your gunners...
You're right. Thanks for the info, as I now have L115 guns and they are the correct models. As a top-tier BB, it certainly could use a little more range though, but good shell weight and damage.
Unfortunately for me, I only have a BO and two good gunners and no supports in the RM line anywhere near the level because my crew was from the CV line (Ftrs, TBs, DBs). So my ship's speed is essentially stock and slow as a snail, leaving me vulnerable. Top that off with zero repair and it's little more than a target platform for enemy ships. I feel like I'm one of those islands in Occupation mode.
I need to scour the trade boards for good support guys, but I need more creds to get the high-level guys. It'll just sit in the harbor for awhile until then. Sell some sailors, aquire some others..etc.
My EBB KM J39 is nicely outfitted with my sub's crew (BO, gunners, 5XEngrs, Scout, Rpr. -all at very high levels and fully decked). The J39 has very good range and maneuverability, but the shells are light and it only takes a few hits and goes down. Maybe in hindsight, I should have gotten the Stresseman or UK variant, since I have supports that would be at level.