The engagement was between a Russian battleship, escorted by a cruiser, and a Japanese battleship supported by three destroyers. Despite the clear firepower advantage the Russians had, destroyers have deadly torpedoes which can easily sink a larger ship.
As usual I'll stick with lightly-annotated pictures rather than a dissection.
|The deployment. The Russians (in blue, at the bottom) were |
travelling left-to-right when the Japanese (top, in red) attacked.
|Opening moves. I was playing as Russians, so I sent in the Peresviet to soak up fire and hopefully|
disable the Idzumo - allowing the lightly-armoured Izumrud to mop up the destroyers later.
|Although as I was getting close, I didn't like the look of those destroyers... my boat guns put paid to one of them|
and some early hits started a fire on the Idzumo. However, the return fire knocked a funnel out, reducing my speed.
It was a decisive and brutal game, perhaps because we knew it was a one-off we were a little reckless. The Battlefleet 1900 game is well suited to actions of this size and copes very well with the mix of ship types. The destroyers have a size of 1, whereas the battleships are 50 - but as the plucky torpedo shots demonstrated, anything afloat is a threat!
All the best,