If you are not going the CV line, you could do the following :
- increase their doctrines
- speed & AA for DD
- hull & guuns for BB
Don't build new BB/DD before your tech upgrades are ready.
Build a ratio of 1 BB for 6 DD... you will lose lot of DD as those screens will do their job
Support your fleet wit h2 x 3 INT & 2 X 3 NAV
Tactic to implement :
Lure the RN CV in
Send your 1st INT wing to lower down their CAGs and knock them out.. AA will do the rest
Send your 1st NAV wing to hit their ships + send your 2 x 2BB/4DD fleet in
- NAV will hurt their screen & CV
- BB/DD will hurt their screen
... once you've eaten their screen, you will reach their CV.
The 2nd INT & NAV wave are for the following combats... Don't ever send more than 6 air units at the time.
Take note that, in Atlantic and Med, ports are nearby... so their fleet will be able to reach safety quite quickly. There is 2 ways to win despite that fact :
- once they reach safe haven, send your INT/NAV to finish them off and force them to come out
- put fleet behind them when you hit them... to prevent them from being able to flee quickly... multiple combats will drain their org and allow you to have more success
Don't be afraid of taking losses
Don't lose your BB
Have multiple fleet at hand