Call Kenny Loggins, you're in the DANGER ZONE...
- Dec 5, 2008
Were I in charge of a "Darkest Hour" revisit of HoI3, I would bring in individual destroyer/subs, a more rationalized method to how the AI should distribute their IC, etc. And fix a litany of issues that I've come across.Yes, unfortunately it turns out sorting out a navy AI is hard work. I think they do manage a somewhat better job in HoI4, but it is a very low bar and it is very much a qualified improvement
Thank you, sir. I appreciate being able to impress the naval minded.It does make for an interesting writing challenge, and I've enjoyed how you've written around it
I... I literally have no excuse. Should have been more circumspect!In case useful for the future, the Denmark Strait is located between Greenland and Iceland. Confusion over its location, given its name, is easily understood I'm not as confident, but I'm fairly sure that unlike the shallow seas around Denmark, the depth of the Denmark Strait is such that sunk ships are unlikely to cause much trouble to passing ships.
I have to admit revisiting how the graphic was put together at least twice... first realizing that much of the information in the game screenshots could be dispensed with, then realizing that I also wanted to put their rough locations on the map... and realizing that I needed ssssymbolism. So I ran off to my unit symbol generator and lo-and-behold, a miracle! Found just what I needed.While the game system and AI handling may be sub-optimal (ahem) the narrative is compelling. A good job there to recreate largely from notes and the technical description of the naval manoeuvres and damage reports imagined for the engagements was entertaining.
And of course one of those bodacious graphics to kick things off. Bravo.
I'm glad that the storyline works. There were actual plans to strap massive bulges to the Royal Sovereign and to take off two of her turrets to reduce her draught. Guess they didn't need that here.
Coughs. Yep. Completely replaced. No time at all!4 Battleships down, I'm sure they'll be replaced in no time...
It's not surprising the Royal Navy is redeploying all it's forces to the Atlantic. This is the most dangerous German Navy they've ever faced, and it was built right under their noses... The empire is doomed.
Interesting that you should mention that...