People's Commissar of the Navy
- Jan 3, 2010
Does that mean I'm not allowed to recommend changes to the OOB/etc until that time? I understand budgetary concerns not being changed until a new one comes along, but general deployments/OOB/etc would be fun to tinker with right now (for instance, I just noticed our older carriers have about the same speed as our newer battleships, which means we could free up some of our faster CLs to run with our newer CVs, and have a battleship/old carrier task group that is well suited to supporting amphibious assaults)
That said, in tinkering with the save, I'm very sad that you cannot make fast battleships in this game. I was looking forward to stripping down the armor on a battleship to make it fast enough to run with a fleet carrier, but saddly it will never be so, as speed is only increased by engines, not decreased by armor and armaments.
TBH, if I'm not doing anything as secretary of Navy until '44, I'd rather be a temporary field commander.
I'm a little confused as to our previous naval strategy. Seems like we've been mixing battleships and carrier forces quite a bit. I always thought it was generally a better strategy to specialize (with the US I usually go for cruisers and carriers, relying on the mantra of anything that can catch me I can destroy and anything that cannot, is superfluous), to build up your practicals and get technology swiftly (and be able to quickly build new ships).
If I am going to take over the navy, I'll be honest, BB construction is going to take a major back seat to new CV production, backed up by cruisers. I don't recall what our tech is for BCs, but I doubt its very good at this point.
Saithis, if you're still poking around, why not drop dresdor a line and let him know about where you were heading?
The role of the service chiefs has been kind of amorphous in this AAR thus far; OOBs could technically be under your purview, as would force composition. You give the Theater Commanders the tools they need for whatever jobs we assign. I've responded to your PM as well, but I thought it would be best to make the roles clearer in-thread as well. PvtPrivate, remember, you're the boss of the Theater Commanders too, and have the ability to make changes to the OOB as you see fit, including shifting units to and from theaters. You're not obligated to, in either event, but you do have the option.