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Well this cruiser action got interesting quickly.
 
016.2 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Sardinia New

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What are those things anyway?



Oh these poor souls.



>> DD PONTIERE-class> HELP ME!

>> CL NINIO BIXIO-class> GO AWAY!

>> CL ADOBO> HEEEREE'S JOHNNY!



>> CA ADOBO> Chasing.


>> CA ADOBO> *Belt Extended Hit*
>> CA ADOBO> ...

>> CL BRINDISI-class> ...

>> CA ADOBO> Even my Extended Belt is 2.5 inches of armor.
>> CA ADOBO> Four inch guns have almost zero armor penetration right now.



>> CA ADOBO> Continuing chase.

>> CA LECHON> I don't think even their six-inch guns can tickle my five inches of belt armor.
>> CA LECHON> Is this what it feels to be powerful?


Don't get too close, torpedoes are basically the only thing that can hurt us right now.


Hit!
What did that do?


Almost nothing!


A lot of shooting, a lot of nothing happening.


Our guns and gunners are just shite right now.
They can't hurt us, but we're not hurting them either despite our best efforts.

>> CA ADOBO> I don't wanna admit it, but we've been herding them for two hours now.
>> CA ADOBO> I was doing a lot better against Armored Cruisers and in the rain last time.


Where are we anyway?

Crap.
 
016.3 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Sardinia New

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>> CL LECHON> There's too many of them, like I expected we can't stop them if they decide to just push through.


>> CA ADOBO> Let's just hammer this Destroyer that's near torpedo range.



>> CA ADOBO> It's starting to slow down.
>> CA ADOBO> Looks like it has some flotation damage.


>> CA ADOBO> It's sinking.


>> CA ADOBO> It has sunk.


>> CA ADOBO> Targeting enemy Light Cruisers.



>> CA ADOBO> Continuing barrage.



A mere three inches of armor should not be giving us this trouble!



>> CA LECHON> Blammity.



>> CA LECHON> Blam. Blam.


>> CA LECHON> Boo.


DID I SPEND ALL THAT MONEY FOR CONSTANT TRAINING FOR NOTHING?!!!


>> CA LECHON> I HAVE A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM!

... Really now?

All right. Wow me.


>> CA LECHON> I WILL USE GETSUGA TENSHOU!!!

>> CA ADOBO> ...

...
 
016.4 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Sardinia New

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Well look at that they just got faster all of a sudden.

>> CA LECHON> Wait come back!


The cringe. It is real.

>> CA LECHON> Come closer I want to hit you with my sword!


>> CA ADOBO> Let it go, Lechon. They're entering port.
>> CA ADOBO> Let it go.

>> CA LECHON> Noooooo!!!


... At least that's over with.
 
016.5 AFTER ACTION - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Sardinia New

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Huh.
Embarrassing as that was, we didn't get off totally unscathed.

It was a beatdown from start to finish though.


Hmm. So does 8-inch guns not count as heavy guns?
The bulk of the damage seems to have been done by secondaries.


So here's the track.

At about 08:00 in the morning we made contact, chased that single DD up north west

Then from 9:00 AM all through lunch time chased and hammered the enemy CL squadron.
The seas were calm enough and the danger so minimal that our crew could actually change shifts and have a relatively peaceful meal, interrupted only by the shaking from the guns being fired.

By 15:00 or 3PM, the enemy was close to safety.

And by late afternoon we are done with this sorry business.


Yes I will accept that as fair.
 
017.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - October 1905 New

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We need 11 ships on coastal patrol.


Let's halt one of the BBs and build some Armed Merchants in a hurry.


We can meet the patrol requirement if we make use all of our light ships, but we have those oversized Mine Sweepers on Foreign Service duty.


I don't know what this does, but roll it.





All right.
This would be useful.



DAMMIT!


SHIT.
 
018.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Sicily New

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Ok. Relax.
Relaaax.

We may have lost Adobo, but we still have Adobe and Adontbe and Lechon and Furiosa.
We have the tonnage for this.


LECHON YOU WORTHLESS BOTE WHY ARE YOU HERE?

>> CA LECHON> WHY ARE YOU MAD AT ME!


>> CA LECHON> I have five inches belt and seven inch guns.
>> CA LECHON> I'm almost as strong as Adobo the first time around!

>> CA LECHON> I'll show you!

No. Turn around.


>> CA LECHON> WHY WON'T YOU LET ME BE GREEEAAATTT?!!!
>> CA LECHON> I JUST WANT TO HEEELP!!!


>> CA LECHON> *sobbing noises*
 
018.2 AFTER ACTION - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Sicily New

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Well that was pointless.

>> CA LECHON> WHYYY?


Given how shite our gunnery is right now, I don't have the time to waste thirty minutes to an hour moving you back and forth in the hope you manage to sink a destroyer or something.

You can't stop them from going into port anyway.


You, alone, have eight guns.


Same as a Furiosa.


And Adobo has twenty.



We're better off just waiting until we have enough throw weight to get things done quickly.
 
019.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - November 1905 New

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Wait, what?


We are being blockaded?
Where? How?!


Lechon go back to Northern Europe.

>> CA LECHON> Now I won't even get to fight! Why do you hate meeee?

Do you want to showboat or do you want to do your job?

>> CA LECHON> *sulks*
>> CA LECHON> Fiiine.



Right.
We need this.


AHAHAHAHAHA.
 
019.2 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - November 1905 New

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So our shells are still being loaded by hand?

Well the biggest active gun we have is eight inches. That's 203mm.


That's not really all that big.

Wow. This really brings into focus why we need heavier guns and soon.




We should build some more raiders.


Ech. Where could they have fought this?
It should be trivial for the USN to lock the Italian Navy in the Med.


Let's a-go!
 
020.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Coastal Raid off Ligurian Sea New

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It'a A-Do Be!


Oh? What's this?



It has nine inch guns.

>> CA ADOBE> But it has five inch belt.
>> CA ADOBE> I can take 'em.



>> CA ADOBE> Engaging.


>> CA ADOBE> Exchanging fire.




>> CA ADOBE> *blagam!* *blagam!*
>> CA GIUESEPPE GARIBALDI-class> *blagam!* *blagam!*

>> CL ANCONA-class> AAAAAAAAAAA.



>> CA ADOBE> *hit*
>> CA GIUESEPPE GARIBALDI-class> *hit*


>> CA ADOBE> No damage.



>> CA ADOBE> Enemy has vanished.

In calm seas in broad daylight?!
 
020.2 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Coastal Raid off Ligurian Sea New

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AN: Well I ain't dead yet. Might as well keep this going.
Honestly, it's the cell data rate that is more annoying.




>> CA ADOBE> Where the hell...


Forggeddabouit.

Focus on the other ship in front of you.


>> CA ADOBE> It's night time.


>> CA ADOBE> Uwow?


Okay, what is this unlucky ship?
Take it down!


It's actually that Light Cruiser from before!




Chase. Chase. Cha-


Crap.


>> CA ADOBE> It's entered port.

Is there any other unlucky ship that happens to be around here?




No?



DAMMIT.
 
020.3 AFTER ACTION - Spain vs Italy - Coastal Raid off Ligurian Sea New

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Huh.
Those nine inchers did some damage.

We did more ship damage but still lost out on points.


I honestly can't even begin to make sense of this track.

I think that loop over there is when night-time hit.

So the CL we face was not exactly the same CL from the before, but another one of the same class.
What was it going back and forth though?


We just gave the enemy free victory points.
 
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021.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - December 1905 New

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Lechon has an Elite crew.
How.

>> CA ADOBO> I'm not mad, I'm happy for her, but indeed that is... a mystery.

>> CA LECHON> My crew actually appreciate me!
>> CA LECHON> I'm the only capital ship in Northern Europe, but do you see any raids around here?
>> CA LECHON> I drove off the blockade BY MYSELF.

>> DD Destructor x 6> ...
>> CA Adontbe> I'm 12,000 tons here too, you know.


Blockade needs to overweigh defending forces, so did they actually send the B ROMA up there?
I remember it's 15,000 tons.

12,000 + 7,400 tons would do it.

>> CA LECHON> So I did good, right? RIGHT?!

You did.


Ech.


>> CA ADOBO> Oh these fuckers -

>> CA ADOBE> Sister, some asses need a-whupping.



AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Gasp.

Wheeze.

...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
 
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022.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - January 1906 New

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We need none of that, thank you.






What a surprise!

There is no B, so did they really send the Roma into the Bay of Biscay?
Is it still there?


Normally I would say 'Intel a shite', but you guys have been surprisingly on the ball this run.
 
023.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Eastern Spain New

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Go MudBricks! Rah! Rah! Rah!

>> CA ADOBE> I am a wall. You shall not pass.







What is that?


Catch it!


>> CA ADOBE> Here for a rematch?



Haha! Can't get away from me now!


It's just some light rain. Don't lose visibility!

>>CA ADOBE> Got it.


>> CA ADOBE> Exchanging fire at 4900 yards.

Ouch. You're getting into a serious slugging match there.

>> CA ADOBE> But this is what we were built for.
>> CA ADOBE> *hums 'We are the the Champions'*
>> CA ADOBE> 'Mud on yo face~'


Your maximum speed just dropped.


>>CA ADOBE> But the enemy is on fire.

Keep at it!
 
023.2 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Eastern Spain New

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>> CA ADOBE> Keeping at it.


>> CA ADOBE> (Engine Room hit Belt)


>> CA ADOBE> (Extended Belt hit)

>> CA ADOBE> Ignoring hits.
>> CA ADOBE> Enemy seems to have put out the fire.



>> CA ADOBE> Two knots difference is starting to have significant effect.


How does that even...
You have NO heavy hits?!

Is it those magic six-inch guns again?
How does it get past eight inches of belt armor!

>> CA ADOBE> I dunno.
>> CA ADOBE> Why do I even have flotation damage?



COME BACK HERE!


CA ADOBO> Lost sight of the enemy.



NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!



...
 
023.3 AFTER ACTION - Spain vs Italy - Cruiser Action off Eastern Spain New

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Calm down.
It's fine. It's fiiiine.

We ought to have caused some damage and put it in the yards.


We lose out on points anyway?!

Oh come on, those nine-inchers had better hit something, it can't be just six-inchers doing all that damage against an eight-inch belt.


That is a fairly straightforward track.

The enemy spent all its time just running away.
A running battle from noon to early evening.


Is it even possible to sink anything this early in the timeline?

You guys did already sink a Destroyer though.

So something needs to be completely without armor.
 
024.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - January 1906 New

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We are on the back foot here.
It's a minimal lead, but it's there.


Adobe's going to be 2 months in the yard. That's annoying.


Lechon, go on Coastal Patrol so that at least we don't give the enemy free VP.



Doesn't matter. You're just to fill Coastal Patrol fulfillments anyway.




It's free real estate Victory Points.


When did they get a BB?!
 
025.1 WAR! - Spain vs Italy - February 1906 New

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I forgot we have all our heavy ships in drydock for repairs!


Hmm.
Nah, we can't move Lechon off Coastal Patrol duty and into Raiding.
The AMC are still working up.


Unlike other countries, here there will be no hate between the Army and the Navy.
Have at it, broseph.


Make our six inch guns magic!


Good enough.


Who do we have in the Caribbean?


A Destroyer clash, huh? Fascinating.


Here we go.
 
026.1 - WAR! Spain vs Italy - Raider Intercept in the Mediterranean New

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It's Furiosa.

That's fine. Four inches of Belt armor would be enough, considering how eight inches aren't doing shite to stop six inches but apparently two and a half inches are enough to stop eight inch shells.



A DD. Crap.


How fast is Furiosa?
23 knots?

5 knots difference to a DD.
But well if it just runs away then it has failed to do anything to stop our raiding.


That's not a DD.


That's not good either.


>> CA FURIOSA> Enemy insisted on heading South-South West.


>> CA FURIOSA> Enemy now attempting to break off.

What is that anyway?


Ohohoho only 22 knots?
If you can't be tough, you should be light and fast.

Furiosa could do all of this in the previous run at 2900 tons and 23 knots.

>> CA FURIOSA> It's the Deck armor.
>> CA FURIOSA> I didn't have any.



>> CA FURIOSA> It's still not enough to get away from me.

Why do we have Lechon at 7400 when your class at 6300 tons is enough for Raiding and Counter-Raiding?


>> CA LECHON> Heeey I'm in Northern Europe like I couldn't hear you talking shite about me.
 
026.2 - WAR! Spain vs Italy - Raider Intercept in the Mediterranean New

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It's starting to put some distance on you.


>> CA FURIOSA> It literally isn't capable of doing that.



>> CA FURIOSA> It's slowed down to 15 knots.


I don't see any obvious engine damage, but that has to be what's happening.

>> CA FURIOSA> At less than 5000 yards, almost all hits have to be belt hits.



>> CA FURIOSA> I need to slow down as well or I will drastically overshoot the enemy.



How are you doing?

>> CA FURIOSA> Minimal unarmored superstructure damage.
>> CA FURIOSA> Four inch guns, unlike six-inch guns, are not magic.



>> CA FURIOSA> Enemy has stopped moving.



FINALLY.

>> CA FURIOSA> SHINY AND CHROME!
 
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