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103rd Anniversary of the Battle of Jutland

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Also now as "Skagerrakschlacht" in German. 

 

The legendary naval slugfest between two massive surface fleets - Royal Navy Grand Fleet and Kaiserliche Marine's Hochseeflotte (High Sea Fleet).

The largest naval battle in terms of tonnage history has ever recorded.

The two fleets, each more than a hundred ships strong, met and clashed on the cold, unforgiving water of the North Sea, for domination over the cold, unforgiving North Sea.

Within 2 days of fighting, the German fleet sank as much as twice the tonnage of their own losses. Three major warships of the Royal Navy exploded from German artillery, assisted by the dangerous munition handling practice. The battle was hailed as a German victory, however, the goal of the battle - breaking the British blockade, was not achieved. Even the commander of the fleet, Admiral Reinhard Scheer, was uncertain.

Three years later, June 21st 1919, under the command of Vice Admiral Reuter, the majority of ships in the High Sea Fleet were scuttled, unknowing that the deadline for the Treaty of Versailles was pushed 2 days forward. The High Sea fleet might have been saved, but that was the end of the Hochseeflotte.

 

Watch this!

 

 

In-game Battle of Jutland should be a PvP Operation. Available for all T3-6 BBs. Each side has about 8-10 ships. German and British 2nd BB lines hype.

If you pick ships of German, Japanese and Italian navies, you will join the German High Sea Fleet.

If you pick ships of British, French, US, Commonwealth and Russian navies, you will join the British Grand Fleet.

Pan-European, Pan-American and Pan-Asian BBs (if Pan-Asian had any fitting BB to put in the game) may be assign sides at random.

Of course, commanding ships will be controlled by AIs. Any ship that was sunk in the battle will also be controlled by AIs.

 

The commemoration Operation of this battle could be split into 2 phases (like Halloween 2018/2019), where phase 1 is the battle from the initial contact until the night actions, and phase 2 is after the night actions, into the 2nd fighting and German's retreat. In general, this should be more of a reenactment with orders than a chaotic Random battle you see every day.

Of course only 1 Operation is good too, so this Operation can be available later, like Dynamo or Cherry Blossom. I still think for a battle of this scale, a 20-minute battle will not do it justice. It should be at least 30 minutes.

 

WG, just do it. Commemorate the Battle of Jutland properly.

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Jutland was sunk by CV. Jutland left the server. Jutland is crying in a corner. Jutland need a friend.

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Well a lot of DD s and cruisers involved as well.  The RN turned away and broke contact in response to a torpedo attack by a german DD flotilla. 

 

Still a per BB engagement with ships of the period would be entertaining with appropriate scripting,  would need to be ocean map tho,  I don't believe coast was in sight during Jutland. 

 

Maybe restrict it to the battlecruiser squadron which made first contact...

 

Lots of options. 

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14 hours ago, HMAS_Currimundi said:

Well a lot of DD s and cruisers involved as well. 

Well I kinda want it too be an epic BB on BB action, so players can only play BBs in it. Of course DDs and cruisers are gonna be in it, just AI-controlled.

 

14 hours ago, HMAS_Currimundi said:

Lots of options. 

Indeed.

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3 hours ago, Paladinum said:

Well I kinda want it too be an epic BB on BB action, so players can only play BBs in it. Of course DDs and cruisers are gonna be in it, just AI-controlled.

So to put it simply, You send your BBs in the operation and then you garb a popcorn and watch the recreation of the battle in WoWS?

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Be ready for more disappointment; in the 0.8.4 patch notes they added a "Paragraph 11" flag which I imagine will be the only way WG will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow on the 21st June 1919 ("Paragraph 11" was the order given to all German ships to scuttle rather than be divided up amongst the victors), a fairly important moment in Naval History. Flags and patches seem to be WG's answer to remembering any major event now (or even insignificant crap if it is Russian related).

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