Yes, it is. Commemorating the release of Prinz Eitel Friedrich, this is my take on the (inevitable) German BB split. This split is a "when" and not an "if". I just don't care when.
I’ll go through the possible setups of the 2 lines first, then the stats of the ships down below.
I’m not going through AA for the ships, if anything, I would just compare the AA of the ships to the ships that already in the game. Also protection stats for the ships can be changed/adjusted by WG so I would only mention some details.
I put everything in spoilers to avoid unnecessary mouse-scrolling. Just click the ones you want to see.
And some other sources include someone I know who is a WW1/2 ship nut.
A bit of a disclaimer: the estimated HP, based on the ships’ standard/full displacement, for the ships aren’t 100% accurate (but I did some tests and the results are very close). WarGaming may use different sources for the ships’ displacements. It’s a formula(s) I stole from someone I know and I do not have the permission to give them to anyone else.
Setup 1: Old line – All-new line
VON DER TANN
Tier 3 - Light line
Tier 4 - Light line
Tier 4 Premium
Tier 5 - Light line
Tier 6 - Light line
Tier 6 Premium or Tier 7 Tech tree/Premium - Heavy line
ENTER THE GAME AS TIER IX "CRUISER" (URGH) SIEGFRIED
Tier 7 Premium
Tier 7 Tech tree/Premium - Heavy line
If having 420 mm guns somehow breaks the line, GK4541 can be substituted with Ersatz Yorck with the better reload, and GK4541 can be a premium instead.
HYPOTHETICAL DESIGN FOR TIER 8
Tier 8 - Light line
Tier 8/9 Premium
Tier 9 - Heavy line
FREE XP VERSION OF FdG
Tier 9 Premium/Freemium
Tier 10 - Light line