GenCon Battle Report: Victory at Sea
My Takao heavy cruisers had better armor but were easier to hit. However, they sported 10 x 8 in. guns and 8 x 24 in. torpedo tubes as well, and could deal more damage.
After a short briefing on rules and strategy, Ken and I deployed our forces on the left flank, facing the Brooklyn, New Orleans and two destroyers. The North Carolina, Atlanta and four destroyers lined up against the Kongo-class battle cruisers on our right flank.
In round one, all the ships got under steam and sailed towards the enemy. Ken’s smaller Fubuki-class destroyers went to flank speed and quickly cut across the water towards the US battle group on our right flank. My cruisers and destroyers headed with Ken’s cruisers towards the battle group directly ahead of us.