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  • Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 09. 2015 15:42 PST


Antiqua
While it may be too early to have any concrete ideas regarding how the Atago, the new Japanese EBB6 will play, any suggestions regarding a decent hybrid BB/CV crew would be greatly appreciated. It seems reasonable to assume at least 2 things (for the time being) regarding any Atago build: 1. There will be at least 9 support slots (the same as the Amagi BB6) 2. It will can be outfitted with all four types of aircraft in game (meaning fighter+bomber combinations can be embarked) What is NOT certain at this point (as far as I know) is how many crew members are on board (using the Ise 1943 isn't helpful as it still has those rear R turrets), but it will probably have at least 4 (BO + Main Gunner + 2 DP Gunners). Any suggestions?

 

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 09. 2015 21:41 PST


ErwinJA

What to get will depend on specifics. It's even money on whether it has 1 or 2 R gunner slots, but any BB crew should have 2 already, so it's a non-issue. For planes, I'd go with FP and maybe scouts, as it's just not practical to have a ship with even 60% of the Amagi's battery (assuming that's what it uses) and still focus your time and effort on bombing. Ise hybrid doesn't even have proper BB2 guns, so it makes some degree of sense to focus there, but this has no excuse. 
I'll note that it looks like there are only 5 T slots per side, so it may be prudent to use ASW instead. Giving it AA may be trying to do too many things anyway.

Regardless, I won't care since I already have full IJN BB6 and CV6 crews :P

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 10. 2015 15:36 PST


Benser33

What sort of support set ups would you use if it had 9 supports? I'm interested to see how many reps/engi/pilots, etc, people would consider using.

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 12. 2015 04:34 PST


metalsamurai

It's a good question isn't it.

I quite like the idea of this ship but at that level, id assume everyone has a full BB6 crew.

I'd probually use 5eng 2rep and 2 fp's instead of scout - possible HH instead of AA on board due to having the fp - I guess another option would be 6 eng 3 pilots and 2 reps on board but that has the downside of no hh or aa options so the 1st makes more sense to me.

Lots of options depending on plane space, I get the idea this is going to be a hard one to balance due to weight and different playstyles but could be a lot of fun to use.
Would this really be anyones Main Ship though?

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 12. 2015 04:46 PST


Lord_Noi

Do you guys think new EBB/ECV will got repair cost as same as BB6?

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 12. 2015 13:03 PST


metalsamurai

I sincerely hope not.

I can't afford to play the bb6 i own as it is, due to saving for another. 

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 12. 2015 14:33 PST


Benser33

You'd ditch the scout altogether and not use any sort of bombers?

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 13. 2015 00:30 PST


Arcaniz

Originally Posted by Benser33

You'd ditch the scout altogether and not use any sort of bombers?



Why would you load bombers?? 

You can make more vision, and kill enemy bombers when you load fts. and depending on the overvetness of your engies you could even take 2 ft, 1 scout. 5 engies and a rep or 6 if you have hereos.


Scouts are debatable, since they are multi usefull assets ;)

 

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 13. 2015 01:28 PST


ErwinJA

Originally Posted by Benser33

You'd ditch the scout altogether and not use any sort of bombers?

As long as it gets full BB6 guns, no. It's more useful up front and shooting than playing a poor man's, BW what? CV2? CV3? Unfortunately, the level of multitasking needed for both bombing and fighting far exceeds the realistic capabilities of a player. I'd rather use 2-3 FP, or 2-3 scout pilots, or a mix of the two. 
Remember. This is not the Ise. The Ise was more like a BB1.5 even with guns (can only carry 1 bind with bb2 guns), so the CV aspect, if done well, was more useful in a battle.  

As for where this will see use, I would not be surprised if it was used as a strict upgrade of the Ise for that harbor tile tactic. Beyond that, it's more cute than competitive.  

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 13. 2015 13:09 PST


Benser33

Well, at least it's cute.

  • Re : Hybrid BB/CV Crew - Suggestions?

    01. 15. 2015 11:32 PST


metalsamurai

Yea no bombers

id try to use fp's to scout / and protect myself and the guys nearby.
id less micro-manage the fighters ànd try play as a bb more

Of course thats depending on how the ship plays 

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