- Jul 23, 2020
3:1 is the bare minimum for 100% screening efficiency. 4:1 is the maximum of what I'd aim for. You'll take fewer losses by making good capital-line ships and sinking theirs faster at that point than you will by simply having more HP in your screen line.Ratio screen vs capital- 6:1
Not really any good reason to use CLs for that purpose. Make them capitals and they'll die far slower, unless the enemy has only heavy attack.Screen are: DD,CL’s.
Battlecruisers are better, and heavy cruisers are best. You need SHBB to start really getting benefits from the armor.Capital: CA/BB
It should be up to 4 CV, as many capitals as you have and as many destroyers as you have. There is no reason to divide up your battlefleet other than for roleplay purposes.Should be: 1 cv, 4 cl, 4 aa cl, 20 dd any 4 bc or dd. This is mean task force.
I have no idea why so many people have the notion that AA CL are a "thing..." were they popular historically? Regardless, in-game they do little and are never worth it. They won't be targeted by bombers until your whole capital and carrier lines are dead, meaning they only contribute to fleet AA, which only reduces bombing damage, and on a logarithmic scale. The AA your fleet starts with + AA in the AA slot of all your capitals and carriers is plenty.