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Battle of Savo Island - What if?

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So 2 what if questions regarding this battle

 

What if Vice admiral Mikawa decided against all instinct and advice to press on the attack and expend every single last round and torpedo in attacking the transports that were vital to supplying the US marines and finishing off the remaining allied naval presence (i.e. sinking the remaining cruisers like HMAS Australia with the Allied admirals onboard) and bombarding Henderson field to destroy the equipment and planes there vital to local air supremacy?

 

On a less serious note, what if the battle was simulated on WoWs (looks like USN/ Australians had advantage on paper)- perhaps with the missing ships omitted

 

The ships:

IJN:

5 heavy cruisers (1 Takao class, 2 Aoba class, 2 Furutaka class), 2 light cruisers (Tenryu and Yubari) and 1 Destroyer (Kamakaze class - close to Mutsuki/Minekaze)

 

USN (+Australian Navy, well... not implemented yet lolz)

6 Heavy Cruisers (3 New Orleans class, 2 County class cruisers (RAN), 1 Northampton class (in between Pensacola and New Orleans in development) )

2 light Cruisers (1 Atlanta class and 1 Leander (RAN) )

15 Destroyers (Bagley, Benham, Porter Class, all similar to Mahan in terms of  capability)

 

 

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On a less serious note, what if the battle was simulated on WoWs (looks like USN/ Australians had advantage on paper)- perhaps with the missing ships omitted

 

Funny you should mention that.

http://blog.worldofwarships.com/recreating-the-battle-of-savo-island-in-world-of-warships/

 

(This was back in Alpha, many ships were not in-game and game mechanics was also very different)

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Hmm very interesting would love, some kind of Objectives like that in game :)
Edited by Juan_23

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Now with Project R and the Kamikaze class Destroyer being restored coming to a close, we have all the necessary IJN ships to rennact the battle...

Edited by Blitzkreig95

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Now with Project R and the Kamikaze class Destroyer being restored coming to a close, we have all the necessary IJN ships to rennact the battle...

Well, the Furutaka in game is the 1930s model, so it's not entirely accurate

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