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Old 11-07-09, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I have an idea about destroyers and stuff in the game. The problem with the game is that there seemingly are hundreds of Asashio class destroyers, when in reality, in the real war, there were only 10 of them built. So, how could you use them for convoy escort when there so few of them? I was wondering if we could somehow cut down on the numbers of Asashio class destroyers in the war. The Japanese overall did not build very many types of a particular class of destroyer and used them mainly for fleet escort and convoys, if they were particularly significant, like for an invasion force, but did not really use them to escort convoys until 1944. I did some research on the topic, and I was wondering if anyone could improve the number of destroyers and cut them down. The Japanese Navy in actuality, was very short of destroyers and ships to escort convoys during the war because of the shortage of destroyers on other fronts that were sunk in other fleet actions during the war.
http://books.google.com/books?id=5lT...escort&f=false

One link. http://www.combinedfleet.com/kusentei.htm.
I also looked at the list of Asashio class destroyers as presented by http://www.globalsecurity.org, one of the biggest military security sites on the net.
The Japanese only escorted convoys if they were important or of military value. They preferred not to use their destroyers, frigates, etc. for convoy escort.
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Old 11-07-09, 02:32 PM   #2
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I take it you are playing stock?

Well how the game spawns ships is "generic freighter" or "generic destroyer"
so that it has a chance of not spawning same ships over and over.

Well the Asashio is on the Destroyer roster, so it gets randomly picked.

MODS like TMO solve this by having a Destroyer and Destroyer escort class.The DE's are the ones usually assigned to convoys and are the lesser escorts and smaller destroyers which were usually the ones tapped for regular convoy duty, esp in later war.The big DD's tended to guard the carriers etc and the more important convoys or were assigned to patrol duties.

Some of the full fledged DD's pulled convoy duty, esp in earlier part of war. Although this was somewhat rare since IJN convoys were not common really until 43 when they sort of woke up.
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Old 11-07-09, 06:53 PM   #3
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I take it you are playing stock?

Well how the game spawns ships is "generic freighter" or "generic destroyer"
so that it has a chance of not spawning same ships over and over.

Well the Asashio is on the Destroyer roster, so it gets randomly picked.

MODS like TMO solve this by having a Destroyer and Destroyer escort class.The DE's are the ones usually assigned to convoys and are the lesser escorts and smaller destroyers which were usually the ones tapped for regular convoy duty, esp in later war.The big DD's tended to guard the carriers etc and the more important convoys or were assigned to patrol duties.

Some of the full fledged DD's pulled convoy duty, esp in earlier part of war. Although this was somewhat rare since IJN convoys were not common really until 43 when they sort of woke up.



Yes,
but there are seemingly hundreds of them in the game when I play TMO there seems to be a destroyer in every convoy, even though I went up against subchasers. I play RFB, and there are still many subs, even though RFB is supposed to be about realism. I was wondering if someone who makes a mod can add fewer destroyers to the roster in the game.
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