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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:01 am 
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Despite the picture; no collisions occurred. The scale of the map and closeness of the ships makes the icons overlap. They are very close to each other (couple hundred yards) but not ramming - yet.


Battle Divisions are on course 90 at 17 knots. Our turn to the East appears to have surprised the Italians.

Kaiser Karl VI is on course 180, speed 12 knots.

Kaiser Karl VI has continued to engage the Vettor Pisani with her main and secondary batteries. We scored multiple hits but the shells appear to be bouncing.

Kaiser Karl VI was engaged by both enemy cruisers but not damaged.

Magnet is on course 90, speed 24 knots. She was not engaged during the last 5 minutes. Magnet sees smoke to the East. We are sure that there are multiple vessels in that smoke.

Panther is on course 135, speed 12 knots. She engaged the Carlo Alberto and hit her twice.
The target is burning.

Though Panther was not hit in the last 5 minutes, her battle damage is causing her to slow.

Leopard is on course 135, speed 12 knots. She engaged Carlo Alberto and scored several ineffective hits.
Leopard was not fired upon in the last 5 minutes.

The enemy torpedo boats continued the attack upon our battleline in the face of our anti-torpedoboat batteries. Though many of them launched torpedoes; we scored much damage to them. Airone, Arpia, Cassiopea and Climene blew up under fire of battleline and screen.

Erzherhog Karl continued to engage the Ardea with her secondary and tertiary batteries. The target is barely moving and likely sinking.

Erzherhog Frederich destroyed the Climene with secondary and tertiary fire.

Erzherhog Ferdinand Max destroyed the Cassiopea with secondary and tertiary fire.

Hapsburg and Babenburg both engaged the Alcione with secondary and tertiary fire. Each ship claims the kill.

Zenta and 3rd Destroyer Group are on course 90, speed 20 knots.

Zenta engaged the Albatros with her main battery and scored a hit on the target. The target is burning amidships and has slowed.

Zenta took several hits from the torpedo boats but suffered no major damage. We successfully evaded more torpedoes.

3rd Destroyer group is on course 90, speed 21 knots. The 3rd destroyers group is engaged with the enemy torpedo boats.

None of our destroyers were hit, though several had near misses. Our destroyers contributed to the destruction of the enemy torpedo boats.

Second Destroyer Group is on course 315, speed 26 knots.

Turul engaged an enemy torpedo boat but missed. Our fire was erratic as we narrowly avoided ramming an enemy torpedo boat.
Turul was hit by a small shell and is now burning amidships.

Pandur engaged an enemy torpedo boat but missed.
Pandur was not damaged by enemy fire.

Uskoke also engage Calypso and straddled the target.
Uskoke was fired upon but suffered no damage.

Scharfshutze fired upon Cassiopea but scored no hits.
Scharfshutze was fired upon but suffered no damage.

1st Destroyer group engaged the enemy torpedo boats as they moved west. We continued on 270 and engaged the enemy torpedoboats. The enemy torpedoboat Arpia was destroyed under our destroyer’s fire. No individual ship claims credit.

None of our destroyers in 1st Destroyer group was damaged.

1st Torpedo Boat Group is on course 270 speed 26 knots except for Wal and Seehund which are turning to course 315 in lead of their fellows. 1st Torpedo Boat Group engaged the enemy torpedo boats as they raced past but drew little fire in return.

None of our boats was damaged by enemy fire. Our rapid maneuvers drastically impacted our gunnery. We inflicted little if any damage to the enemy torpedoboats because of our maneuvers and the fire of our other vessels against these targets.

Krokodil sank under fire from Italian destroyers at 0712 hours. Her sinking is marked with an “X”.

2nd Torpedo Boat Group turned largely to course 315, speed 26 knots.
We moved to block the enemy torpedo boats as they came west.

Our fire was concentrated on Astore and Procione. We scored a few hits but with little effect on the fast moving targets. We do appear to have blocked the enemy torpedoboats from the southern group.

Our 2nd torpedo boat group drew little fire as the enemy seems to be concentrating on our destroyers.

The enemy battle line was lastly seen on course 315, speed about 15 knots. Their destroyers in the Van are doing 25-26 knots. Krokodil has ceased to relay reports to our force so we uncertain of the exact location of the enemy.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:10 am 
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So, assuming I'm not reading this wrong, we beat up on their torpedo boats?

We lost our scout, but the enemy ships are closing, so we should see them soon?

Orders are to follow the flag.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:25 am 
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Good news - you've shot the hell out of the enemy TB's.

Bad news - They have sent you a bunch of presents.


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Since the map doesn't seem to have a scale, can we get ranges please from the Austrian to the Italian cruisers?

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KKVI is about 2k yards to either of the armoured cruisers.

Panther and Leopard are about 2k yards to Carlo Alberto and about 3k yards to Vettor Pisani.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Orders to 2nd battle squadron!

All lookouts sharp for torpedo tracks, report them instantly!

Helmsmen are free to maneuver as necessary to avoid torpedoes! If evasive manuevers put us on a ramming course with an enemy torpedo boat so much the better! When not evading torpedoes maintain battle line to the best of their ability but evading torpedoes is key!

Gun crews! Any crew that destroys an enemy light vessel gets a night at Belgrade's best brothel on the Kontreadmiral's tab!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:39 pm 
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KKVI turn to port to 158, speed 10 knots. Continue to engage Vettor Pisani with main and secondary batteries. Leopard slow to 10 knots. Panther and Leopard turn to 158 and continue to engage Carlo Alberto.

If the range closes to 1K yards, fire torpedoes. All captains may evade independently if the enemy fires torpedoes.

Magnet is to carefully investigate the smoke. Once enemy warships are sighted, report in while running for it back to the cruisers.

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Battleship Squadron, keep a sharp eye for enemy torpedoes and take evasive action as necessary. Otherwise continue course and speed.

Torpedo Squadron will continue engaging enemies and manoeuvre as follows:
-1st Destroyer Group, slow to 17 knots then turn together 180 degrees to port, assuming line ahead on course 090.
-2nd Destroyer Group turn in succession to course 270.
-3rd Destroyer Group and Zenta slow to 17 knots.
-1st Torpedo Boat Group continue turn as indicated.
-2nd Torpedo Boat Group free action to engage nearest hostiles, but do not pursue beyond present engagement area. Avoid collisions.

Signal to Cruiser Squadron: "If practicable, attempt to lure enemy armoured cruisers toward battle line."

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