https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utujHPkjfwIThrough the smoke-haze and sea-spray come the Abyssal battlewagons, their primary batteries thundering in unison, four-gun salvos punctuated by the bright flashes of their secondary mounts, their own long barrels and thunderous reports easily visible through the haze. The spray kicked up by their muzzle-blasts wafts over and around the nothing cutting through the heavy swells fifty feet ahead of the diminutive black-clad humanoid forms; the ghostly outline of the warships they once were roughly matching the hazy outlines from the U2's infared sensor; dark, cold voids cutting through the warm tropical waters, their decks lit by the tremendous thunder of their primary batteries. And they've already found the range.
A heavy shell cuts past Arizona's superstructure, cutting a wisp of blonde hair from her head. She doesn't register the hit, her eyes steady on the distant mark as her turrets fine-tune their solution. Kongou and Arizona launch their first reply as the enemies third salvo straddles them with huge, towering gouts of spray, the guns ripple-firing from the left, lances of flame marching down their broadsides in almost perfect unison; striking just short of the abyssals. Four Battleships; the greatest concentration of destructive power ever built by the hands of Man, given animation by forces incomprehensible – and now they're squaring off in battle-lines only thirteen-thousand yards distant, their incredible weaponry swiftly zeroing in on each other. “They're pre-dreadnaughts,” Goto says, his voice low and hot. “They can saturate our superstructures, but at this range you just can't miss, even in these seas.” He says nothing more, just staring through the displays with a cold intensity in his slate-gray eyes.He thinks you should press the attack.
>>38316694“Admiral!” a harsh voice cuts in quickly. “Requesting permission for close attack!” You recognize the voice – Tenryuu. “You've shot your wad,” you reply tersely. “Only half, Admiral,” Tatsuta replies coolly. “We carry over thirty.” Which means they've only half to use now – and these seas are rough on light cruisers. You switch cameras to the Philippine patrol boat shadowing the battle; giving you a good look at the abyssal shells as they skip and tumble a little before exploding in the foam and swells behind Division 1, their secondary batteries shooting almost as flat as the primaries. You don't know who or what they are; from whence or when they've come – or how much it matters weighed against their eldritch natures. The Knight's Fork – or Nagumos. Now it's Settle's, to settle one way or another. So you do. [ ] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.[ ] Don't hold back - strike with your full strength![ ] Other?
>>38316722Torpedo torpedo torpedo! Let the CLs close in and wreck face!
>>38316722>[ ] Other?Let the battle wagons duke it out and see if the light cruisers can sneak into a good position to cut loose as well as gain more intel
>>38316722It's fine, Tenryuu has a Halberd.
>>38316722>[x] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.Let's not go full AMERICA just yet. Maybe position the light sluts for a quick torpedo run if need be?
Oh, hello. Is it shipsluts time again?
>>38316722>[ ] Other?CLs are going to be flanking around the enemy formation, come at them from behind. Once there, they'll launch a spread of missiles to prevent maneuvering. That should split up their fire and make them easy targets for our BBs.
Hang on, the Abyssal battleships snuck up in a smokescreen. No reason we can't pulls the same trick; send the CL force around into the enemy's smoke, torpedoing them right up the arse from close range.
>>38316722>[ ] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.>[ ] Other?Send the Light Cruisers out to reposition to hit at a better spot. Hey Fap Angel! Nice music! TSFH fan here.
>>38316811>firing torpedoes at enemies with your own ships further downrangeIt's like we're really the IJN, it could only be better if Chokai was here>>38316834Better idea, but you'll be launching a half-spread at the enemy's stern if you do that - pretty much the worst possible shot. On the other hand, it's the hands-down best way not to get their asses shot off, and you might get lucky.
>>38316794>Not going Full AmericaWhat are you, some kinda commie?>[x] Don't hold back - strike with your full strength!Damn their guns, full speed ahead.
>>38316875>not firing your torpedoes parallel to your BBs
>>38316722>[x] Don't hold back - strike with your full strength!
>>38316722>[x] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.Ru-class abyssals are roughly on par with Nagato class in terms of armor and firepower. The CLs couldn't do much unless they hit with torpedoes, which is highly unlikely at this point.
>>38316662the hell is this?
>>38316722>[ ] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.
>>38317001If you mean Kantai Collection? You seriously don't want to know.Oh, still want to know? It's shipsluts. There you go.Still not satisfied? Ask /a/. I'm not responsible for this. Blame Japan!
>>38316722>[x] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.Rise not to the bait, wait a bit before doing something hasty.>>38317018Cute ship girls doing cute ship things.This is planefag tho so it's gonna be traumatizing.
>>38316722>[x] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.nb4 Carriers show up and crash the party
>>38316662is that Kongo riding Kongo? idk if that's inception or selfcest right there.
>>38317025Don't ask /a/, they'll take you down the wrong road.All you need to know is it's girls with guns, but with armored sluts instead of girls and 16 inch naval rifles instead of pistols.Also Akagi is a fatass.
>>38317025I've seen you do a lot of things but, sending someone to /a/ is by far the worst, you're a monster!
>>38317091does this look like the face of mercy
>>38317025I blame you and decu for wanting to make me want to play the game.
>>38317227>I blame you and decu for wanting to make me want to play the game.THAT WOULD BE A GRAVE MISTAKE.Calling the vote for "hold back." WRITING
>>38317256How so, seems fun.
>>38316875>only better if Choukai was hereBy your will.
>>38317227It's fun, but don't expect too much. Becomes a grindfest after the first couple of novelty days.
>>38317299She must be extremely nervous around Sammie B, given how that action went down. I forget, was she the one who's aft was blown off by Sammie, or did Sammie set her bridge on fire and wreck her Number 3 gun?
>>38317275It's browser based, has microtransactions, the sluts require resources, repair in real time, and getting them requires luck and a lot of resources. It's like the bastard child of Warframe and Farmville got shipped off to the home of a family of Japanese otakus and navyboos.
>>38317275At first it's kind of neat, but then you realize the whole thing is just pictures of girls, some voice clips, and RNG. Go roll some dice while watching moe anime, it's pretty much the same thing.
>>38317387Hell I'd play what you just said if you could give me some rules for that.
I was watching a great documentary about the Battle of Samar today. Laughing my ass off all the way.
>>38316722>[ ] Other?Send ALL THE TORPEDOES, but at the same time, order a second group to get ready to be reinforcement.
>>38317422Roll for every girl with a toaster in mouth. Three rolls for every UMI DAA~!. If you fumble you make 20 push-ups while singing the national anthem. Every critical means a free fap.
>>38317422there's a fanmade PnP if i recall.Doesn't have rules for custom shipsluts though
>>38317275Pretty much this >>38317382, although the resources aren't hard to get and the repair times can be skipped with easily (and freely) obtainable insta-repairs. You'd play it for the moe, not the gameplay (it has almost none).
>>38317422Take any ocean combat system, and replace the ship minis with anime figurines.
>>38317428If Sammy B ever ends up in KanColle, I will be disappointed if her firepower stat isn't at least equal to Kongou
>>38317559It took Kongou to kill her, so that makes sense.
Is it that time again?
So did you actually read and watch Arpeggio or are you still adamant its haremshit without finishing it.
>>38317700>watching arpeggioits shit
>>38317700>watch>not readThe fuck is wrong with you?
>>38317559Nah, she'll just be nigh-unsinkable cause she doesn't give a fuck about her HP. Only a critcal hit that deals a certain fuckhuge amount of damage can sink her.
>>38317730That bottom one is really fucking with my brain.So I guess it works.
>>38317771Johnson took more hits IIRC, so Johnson should be the one with the fukhueg HP pool and giant-slaying torpedo power while the DE that fought like a Battleship gets Battleship firepower
>>38317725>>38317757The anime wasn't half bad. I've seen worse adaptations.The mango is still ways better.
>>38317730Okay, what the fuck.
>>38316722>[ ] Let the battlewagons slug it out - you're not sure what you're dealing with yet.Thank the gods that I'm here to participate in this thread.
>>38317932Dazzle camo. A submarine will find it very hard to gauge the distance to the ship and its direction of movement.
Did we ever find out who Corporal Hate is/was? The Corgis make me thing some member of the British royal family, but Corporal is an enlisted rank>>38317897Sure you get your beach episode, but you also have people heads being chewed off, and a 3 hour lecture on Copenhagen vs. Many Worlds. So I guess it balances out.>>38317932Razzle-dazzle camo. To sight on a moving ship, you need to have it's bearing, it's range, it's heading, and it's speed. Razzle-dazle makes it very difficult to determine the target's heading, particularly if you're moving too.No much use once you get RADAR involved, or gunnery computers* that can integrate from multiple spotters to determine all these factors, but it's very effective against unassisted human gunners.* As a sidenote: mechanical gunnery computers are fucking awesome.
>>38317970> it'sGod fucking damnit why does the apostrophe continue to not work in a logical manner.
“Division Two, close to optimal range from the enemy cruisers and commence fire. Flank speed; try to circle in front and cross their T if you get a chance.”“Acknowledged, Admiral,” Tatsuta replies a touch too quickly, followed by a few seconds of static as she keeps her mic depressed for some reason. The three abyssal cruisers can't be ignored, and Division One's secondary batteries aren't going to cut it, either – but your four CLs are fragile and the only escorts you've got. It's time to mass firepower, as the enemy has, instead of rushing into the teeth of an unknown foe with a half-load of torpedoes. Fourth and fifth salvos now, the vapor-trails of heavy shells barely visible in the heavy rain before they impact; both sides straddling their targets now. Both your battleships are almost lost in a sea of shell-splashes as the abyssal cruisers pour out a withering fire from their broadside quick-firing batteries; bright sparks and flashes appearing on your girls as the shells find superstructure or go skipping off their impenetrable armor. The close range suits you in that regard; though the abyssal's rain of steel might shred your ships rangefinders to hell, at this range it won't cost you much, and they'll never manage a truly debilitating hit. And before they're trashed, they'll take a toll – your BB's secondary batteries are giving good account against the cruisers; smoke and shrapnel and fire spouting from the abyssal's hulls as five-inch hits smash superstructure and put their poorly-protected guns out of action. The CL's fire joins the fray soon after as they close to more accurate range.
>>38317994You zoom in on the abyssal battleships, your heart squeezing into a tight stony lump as the drone's high-resolution camera catches the unholy eldritch light of their eyes, a horrible radiance that seems to glint and shine all the brighter in the awful conditions, lingering in the seaspray and swells. You swallow nothing and compress your focus higher, just a little higher, on the lead ship's head as the seventh exchange of fire lands about them; the abyssal crashing face-first through the column of spray that narrowly missed her face. Her headgear – her superstructure – splays wide a strange latticework reminiscent of radar antennas; but the fine mesh seems to whip and waver in the wind, like ropes rather than wire mesh; and the tall mast atop her head is absent of rangefinders, but does have a crow's nest of sorts, and – “Fuck,” you hiss nastily, zooming the camera out. “We fucked up, we fucked UP-” - the field of view widens just in time to see Kongou's diminutive humanoid form lurch and crumple as something hits her in the belly; seven more gigantic splashes tearing apart the heavy swells behind her. They're focusing fire on her, of course; firing at known-range at a too-slow target through open sights, not sweating the shell-splashes; which won't do their primitive fire-control much good – and they need to even the firepower disparity quickly, they well know.You're opening your mouth, an order on your lips, when another shell catches Kongou in the shoulder as the abyssal's secondary battery salvos rain into the sea around her. Bright light stings your eyes as something explodes in a blazing cordite flash.“Lost a s-secondary turret,” she wheezes. “Other one fetched up against a bulkhead; I'm good!” “What,” Goto says, his voice not quite snarling.
>>38317970Well, the Queen had an enlisted/NCO Rank when she signed up for service during the war, IIRC
>>38317970The corgis are just what the PT boats came back as, so I don't think that has anything to do with it.If one of the corgis is PT-109, does it have Kennedy's personality?
>>38318011>How order? [ ] Maintain speed and heading our superior FC will silence their guns fast. [ ] Attempt to split their fire. [ ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.Running to eat dinner real quick, I'll count votes when I get back!
>>38318036>[x] Maintain speed and heading our superior FC will silence their guns fast.
>>38318036>[ ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.
>>38318034>If one of the corgis is PT-109, does it have Kennedy's personality?Its quietly humping the leg of some blonde actress?
>>38317987The apostraphe is an apostate, an anarchist, an adversary to all who seek proper writing.>>38318034Just when you thought there was a limit to how many legs a dog can hump...>>38318036>[x] Maintain speed and heading our superior FC will silence their guns fast.
>>38318036>[x] Attempt to split their fire.As much as we want Kongou to shut up, I'm sure we can find better ways than letting her get sunk. Battlecruisers are rare these days.
>>38318011Wait, we're fighting the Roma?
>>38318036>[ ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.Do we actually have to know what it is, or can we command our character to identify it for us?Also>[ ] Maintain speed and heading our superior FC will silence their guns fast. please tell me we're having them focus fire.
>>38318011Oh no.An Italian Warship.aaaaaah. Whatever shall we do?Roma A Shit. A SHIIIIIIIIT[X ] Attempt to split their fire.
>>38318036>[ ] Attempt to split their fire.
>>38318036>[ ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.The South Dakota?
>>38318036>[x] Go for the gold - identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.
[x] attempt to split fire
>>38318103From the picture it looks like it.Fucking italians, they can't keep their ships in order. Or anything else for that matter.
>>38318103That's the one that got Fucked by Fritz X right?
>>38318103>>38318173But the Roma isn't pre-dreadnaught, is it?
>>38318036[x] Attempt to split their fire.Focused fire is deadly. Split the damage before we lose a valuable BB!
>>38318211>>38318078I think you need to actually identify the enemy, not just choose the option to
>>38318248True, but>“Fuck,” you hiss nastily, zooming the camera out. “We fucked up, we fucked UP-” Implies that we were wrong about the class. Instead of a pre-dreadnaught we're fighting a full Battleship.Well, an Eye-Talian battleship, which is basically a can of sphagetti and failure worse than wee worthless willie
>>38318036>[X] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.Find out what we're shooting.
>>38318036>[ ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.The Armigolio di St. Bon?I probably horribly butchered that.
>>38318036>[X ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.What Is The Roma[X ] Attempt to split their fire.
>>38318036[X] Attempt to split their fire. I am inclined to believe the ship in >>38318209 is the enemy flagship, considering the descriptions.>splays wide a strange latticework reminiscent of radar antennas; but the fine mesh seems to whip and waver in the wind, like ropes rather than wire mesh; and the tall mast atop her head is absent of rangefinders, but does have a crow's nest of sorts
>>38318011It's the other Roma?>8 main gun broadside>ropes
>>38317382Well seems like a good way to kill time at least.
>>38318248Not the one that was in WWII.There was, however, another Battleship Roma, Regina Elena class. It was launched in 1907, but was laid down in 1903, and thus counts as pre-dreadnought.
>>38318331>>38318326Maybe, but that Roma wasn't sunk, it was broken up for scrap.
>Today, on Kant-O-Celle quest
>>38318036>Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.
>>38318343>>38318326>>38318346>>38318311>>38318248>>38318173>>38318103Roma?Remove Carthage, Remove GaulGib All Clay
>>38318326>>38318331They also have a relatively large (8 inch) intermediate battery, which would explain the harder hitting power
>>38318331Pre-Dreadnought is by design, not by date.
>>38318326That gun placement.
>>38318385>ItaliansRemove pizza from the premises.
>>38318036[ ] Go for the gold – identify the hostile flagship for a bonus.Is it the USS Virginia?
What's wrong with Italian battleships besides being crewed by wops? They were pretty good besides having poor fire control and no radar.
>>38318011>Her headgear – her superstructure – splays wide a strange latticework reminiscent of radar antennas; but the fine mesh seems to whip and waver in the wind, like ropes rather than wire mesh; and the tall mast atop her head is absent of rangefinders, but does have a crow's nest of sorts, and – That's a US predreadnaught of some kind. Cage mast with a pole mast. The United States was the only navy to use cage masts, but most US battleships had both a cage foremast and a cage mainmast. Only 4 of them had just one cage mast (they were too old and small for a full refit): USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, USS Oregon, and USS Iowa. Out of those four, the Massachusetts and the Iowa were sunk as opposed to being scrapped, so it's probably one of those two.
>>38318463And the M1A1 Abrams is good tank, until it's crewed by Iraqis
>>38318482USS Massechusetts, BB-2
>>38318463>poor fire control and no radar.You just answered your own question. A good FCS is just about necessary in order to be a combatant. A radar FCS is even better.
>>38318505>And the M1A1 Abrams is good tank, until it's crewed by ISISFTFY
>>38318463Shit for range and fuel efficiency, torpedo protection was innovative but ultimately subpar, AA was substandard even for the Med, and the turret layout on the Vittorio Venetos needlessly complicated fire control.
>>38318514>>38318482USS Iowa, BB-4
>>38318482These sound much more plausible, going with this.
>>38318521That's wrong. Iraqis just straight up fled from Abrams tanks. As in, they were sitting nice and cozy inside them and ran away when they heard ISIS was coming. Further, Middle Easterners just suck at war. You ever read the essay "Why Arabs Lose Wars"? If you haven't, do it now. Very enlightening.
>>38318482>USS OregonOh god we're fucked. >war going on in the Caribbean and we're in the Pacific?>no Panama canal>lol gonna sail all the way around>inna battle>run down the fastest enemy ship to prevent it from escaping
>people actually voting for solve the puzzle instead of solving the puzzlefuck and shit um how do I count these votes gimme a moment
>>38318482I'd go with the Massachusetts...larger main battery would at least partially explain the "oh shit" reaction
>>38318573People took it as the HIGH RISK HIGH REWARD option rather than an actual puzzle.
>>38318463Main gun ammo QC was utter shit. Thus, there was no consistency in main gun ballistics.Also no radar and shit AA.
>>38318573Is it not the Massechusetts?
>>38318527>>38318514And as a final point, here's the next battleship the US built, USS Kearsarge (BB-5) after her refit. Notice the two cage masts.
>>38318585>People took it as the HIGH RISK HIGH REWARD option rather than an actual puzzle.Okay, that works. WRITING
>>38318573What, you want to make us THINK?Some people just want to watch the ships burn.
>>38318588I'm pretty sure now that it's the Massechusetts
>>38318573I'm pretty sure I asked if we had to solve the puzzle or if it was to have our admiral solve it on command
>>38318601AND YOU SHALL HAVE IT
>>38318602>>38318588Why her instead of Iowa?
>>38318595>stacked turretsLEL NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
>>38318597Is it not the Massechusetts or any of the South Dakota-Class Battleships?
>>38318623It worked. At the cost of making the turret assemblies more complicated, they managed to keep the hull lengths down and give them superior range of fire.
>>38318482>>38318577But the Massachusetts was scuttled before bombardment, only the Iowa sunk as a result of combat(even if it was just target practice). Therefore, Iowa is the most likely culprit.
>>38318623>shitting on the Kearsarge
>>38318543They how could they drive the russians out? Why did they shit on spain so many times during the middle ages?>>38318618no bully kongou
>>38318618Meanwhile in Kongou
>>38318637I thought it made the turret on top incredibly inaccurate?
>>38318661OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS
>>38318658>They how could they drive the russians out? >Afghans>ArabsU wot m8?
Why are battleship designs so fucking trippy? You'd think strapping guns into a ship would be a pretty straightforward thing.
>>38318671Legend of the gaylactating homos
>>38318678They're brown and west of India and east of Egypt what more do you want?
>>38318682What the fuck would that thing be doing in the Pacific?
>>38318649Scuttling still counts as sinking.
>>38318671I don't have a reaction image to express my disgust. Get out.
>>38318661Except it's all fairies, so they're probably just walking around all dizzy, their heads covered in comical bumps, and with a >_< expression.
>>38318682>floating wizard's tower
>>38318687Well, you can always strap an even bigger gun on a ship so it is a vicious cycle.Until the ship topples when firing its guns that is
>>38318702Whatever the fuck it wants.
>>38318671>Never heard of Legend of the Galactic HeroesMy friend, you have been missing out.
>cage masts>Hyperboloid lattice towers on shipsNeat!
>>38318687I maintain that the North Carolina class is the prettiest of battleships.
>>38318699A modicum of intelligence. Which I realise is asking for miracles here.
>>38318463>What's wrong with Italian battleships besides being crewed by wops? They were pretty good besides having poor fire control and no radar.
>>38318702 Run out of fuel and have half of the crew mutiny due to being angry about the ship swinging in the waves like a seesaw?
>>38318756Your mom is the prettiest of battleships.And displaces as much as one too.
>>38318721>until the ship topplesOr the guns pressure wave makes it impossible to man the anti-aircraft or even be on deck while they're firing.
>>38318736i remember a fucking awesome youtube list that have the entire thing plus movies in cronological orderprobably its deleted or some shit, but still was awesome for what i managed to see
Made it home in time to participate. Maybe I can get a post in before I have to bolt again->>38318601You motherfucker. I hope you step on a Lego.>>38318618Planefag. Planefag pls.
>>38318774You're not wrong.
>>38318745>tfw they didn't save the cage mast from the Oregon
>>38318756That's not how you say "The Big Five", anon.
I wonder how Yamato is going to be treated in this quest. Are the SBY otakus among the base personnel going to greet her with the SBY 2199 opening blaring on all loudspeakers, while Yamato herself is blushing at the fact that HOLY CRAP, THERE'S A SONG ABOUT ME?
>>38318839More interested in Iowa and co, seeing as how they're still "alive"
>>38318839>Meanwhile, Musashi fucks Z1 Lebe-chan in the heart
>>38318839Shortly before demanding to be able to fly into space. Or quietly practising by herself to try and fire her Wave Motion Gun
>>38318785>streaming LoGHWhy. There's a remastered BD torrent at the usual place for animu.
>>38318855If Iowa pops a ship girl, I can already see her challenging Yamato to a boxing match, just so she can have her Ultimate Battle that WWII denied both of them.
>>38318839She'll be doing R&R in base.Forever.
>>38318884I see that as Mighty Mo's schtick. So Yamato and Iowa sit there and watch Mo and Musashi duke it out.
>>38318884the navy otakus will bury us with money for a stream
>>38318886>R&RYamato Kai when?
>>38318901You mean Missouri? I have this image in my head that Missouri's the diplomatic one among the Iowa sisters, and that's why she was the one who hosted the Japanese surrender.
>>38318886>She'll be R&R in base. Forever.Fixed, because 5-star Hotel is Hotel.
>>38318884>I can't imagine Yamato boxing, maybe Nagato.
>>38318919>crunchyroll>torrentAre you having a giggle m8.
>>38318839They will have the men's choir ready with greetings.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzFcEYLOwrII nearly weep every time I hear this song.
>>38318880Which infuriatingly are upscales of the SD digital masters created for the DVDs, rather than rescans of the original film masters in HD. The BDs have higher bitrates so they still look better than the DVDs, but only marginally.>>38318919>crunchyrollCan go eat shit.
>>38318919http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=262181assuming you've got 44gb of space somewhere
>>38318839ARIZONA VS YAMATOHEAVEN OR HELL LETS ROCK
>>38318945i still see nagato pissed at yamato for stealing the glory as the fleet flagshipspace battleship nagato doesnt sound that bad
>>38318810>tfw we had one of the only pre-dreadnoughts in the world>tfw it got dragged off to be used as an ammo bargeAt least it served in WW2, and is thus eligible to be shipsluttified.
>>38318967Why would you give him the link. I wanted to insult him more for being a streamfag and not knowing how to Google.
So does that mean the loli destroyers such as the Akatsuki glass are sluts?Are Corgis sluts?
>>38318978I think this regularly shows up in doujins that have both Nagato and Yamato.
>>38318974If there are any ships that Arizona wants to punch, it'll be the carriers from the Pearl Harbor attack group.
>>38318997Why torrent when you can stream~unlimited bandwidth is a wonderful thing.
>>38318997Let him watch and become educated
“Division Two, close at best angles as fast you can!” you order swiftly. “Launch torpedoes at your discretion; target the cruisers!” The trailing abyssal battleship rocks as Arizona scores with two 14-inch shells; one below the waterline. The “girl” leans over to clutch at her leg, listing slightly, but her fire hardly slackens. The division leader, the abyssal with the strange bridge-wings and fighting top doesn't flinch, even when Kongou's eight salvo finally scores; a spray of black blood bursting from her shoulder as the miniaturized 14-inch shell punches clean through her superstructure, shredding her back with shrapnel and flame. She simply turns her eyes heavenward, unblinking in the stinging salty spray.Finding the drone, diminutive against the overcast, she stares right into your eyes; a small, satisfied smile haunting her lips. And then she fires.
>>38318839You've gotta feel at least a little bad for Yamato. I mean, she's got all this mythology built around her, and that's got to add a lot of pressure. She knows that people expect her to go out there and fuck shit up, but at the same time she also knows that she's a mostly useless supply draining piece of shit.
>>38318954No, I meant this version.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42jnNqBHqnA
>>38319022>Why torrent when you can stream~Because no streaming site (other than the defunct Stage6) has bitrate worth a damn, Enjoy '1080p' that looks like a stretched VHS.
since we are on a LOGH mood
>>38319022Unlimited bandwidth is truly a wonderful thing, it allows you to download the highest quality rips.
>>38319037Not the drones!
>>38319022>150gb capThe joys of only having one broadband provider in the area. I still download though just to have it. Hard drives are cheap.>>38319025I was going to eventually give it to him, but not after trolling the shit out of him for being a filthy casual.
Just gonna leave this here.
>>38319072last i got cant recognice what flagsip is tho
>>38319055Yang is moe as fuck.
>>38319096heard so much shit about the new homeworld being bugged to hell.like savegames disappearing.never giving money to gearbox again.
>>38319115Not nearly hype enough
>>38319055>no space suitAsphyxiation/10
>>38319037>bridge-wings>>38318209 SoDak? It has something like that.
>>38319115>getting hype for gearbox
>>38319037Kongou seems to be melting rapidly under a rain of steel and fire; the three cruisers focusing their remaining guns on her. Blood runs down the battlewagon's pretty face as five and six-inch shells rip through her clothing and dent her skin, burning red splotches on her bared midriff as they deflect from her belt armor; scorching red blisters tearing down her slender white arms as others skip off her decks. Goto is almost vibrating in his chair, a slight quaver in his cheek as his jaw ratchets a few notches tighter. “If Arizona was faster – ““If Kongou was tougher-” “But-” Kongou's guns are halfway through a fresh salvo, the thunderous reports marching down her flank when you see a gout of water explode nearly under her feet. “Kongou, status-”“Penetration below the waterline,” she replies, her breathing ragged and hot and furious. You flick your eyes at the monitors, drawn by the belated flashes of the trailing abyssal.“They're penetrating my belt but they're being decapped and defuzed. I'm o-” A twelve-inch shell doubles her over as it punches into her belly, another one plunging into the ocean and exploding, kicking Kongou's slender heel out from under her, the shattered remains of her rudder flying into the stormy skies behind her. She almost goes over, but manages to keep her 'footing' and stagger upright – just in time to meet the intermediate battery salvo; the heavy eight-inch shells punching into her legs and outstretched arm; digging deep grooves in the flesh that'd repelled the cruiser's fire. “How?” Goto asks. “How are they penetrating her decks-” “Intermediate batteries,” you reply. “Eight inchers, not peashooter shit.” “They're Royal Navy?” “No,” you say tersely, turning back to the drone's camera feed; locking your eyes with the still-staring abyssal; the enemy who's sensed your presence on the battlefield across hundreds of miles. “BB-4. USS Iowa.”
>>38319096>>38319115>>38319120also they fucked with the game.>No Fuel on strikecraft anymore>Further Cap on salvage corvettes>No mass-salvage orders, salvaging needs to be done individually>Strikecraft do not stay in formation
>>38319152AW SHIT NIGGA
>>38319144Shipsluts don't give a shit about oxygen, They've already spent at least half a century underwater.
>>38318658A more specific statement is "Arabs suck at modern fire-and-maneuver warfare": the cultural traits which cause this are not so much of an issue for asymmetric insurgencies and medieval warfare.Specifically (as well-outlined in Kenneth Pollack's Arabs at War), Arabs have terrible initiative, information management, equipment utilization, creativity, and tactical understanding at the junior officer level. Their soldiers are generally reasonably good with a rifle, etc, and their strategic leadership can be top-class, but their junior officer corps leaves much to be desired.For illustration: let's say you are an Iraqi general in command of an armored division specifically assigned as reserve to three infantry divisions. One of those infantry divisions reports a Coalition assault. Do you:A) Mobilize the division and send out scouts to confirm the size and intentions of the Coalition assault?B) Move out in an immediate counterattack?C) Ask HQ for directions?D) Do nothing, and have your division obliterated a couple hours later when the Coalition forces attack?If your answer is D, you are an Iraqi general.
>>38319152>“BB-4. USS Iowa.”Someone pick up the phone cause I fucking called it!
>>38319178>Not playing Homeworld Classic, where everything works as beforeGo fuck yourself.
>>38319105Prince Braunschweig and Marquis Littenheim's short-lived flagships
>>38319220please, im just expressing disappointment in the new 'remastered'.
>>38319220I have homeworld classic, it's called "homeworld" and I never had to give gearbox any money
I feel this battle may go bad
>>38319178As expected from Gearbox.
>>38319220you think someone whos never played the original would recognise these differences?
>>38319229that dumbshit hads such a beutifull ship?!such a waste of ships
>>38319282Those aristocraps are a waste of EVERYTHING.RIP Kircheis.
>>38319336If only Kircheis were here.
>>38319336if kircheis was here...
>>38319352>>38319354...we'd have someone to ask if we were frustrated.
>>38319199Basically, Arab culture promotes massive political-asscovering in military officers, to the point where many commanders are effectively paralyzed. Arab insurgents don't have to worry about job security, so they don't suffer the same paralysis.
Stop Kongou abuse!
>>38319367im frustrated there aren more logh games
>>38319178>No Fuel on strikecraft anymoreWait, does that apply to enemies too? Because taking out the resupply ships in was kind of a big deal with the nebula swarm fighters.
>>38319152Well, damn.Is it too late for the CLs to provide smoke cover to Kongou? She's halfway to sinking already.
>>38319391There's some other shit in there too, like educational systems which favor rote memorization over anything resembling actual education or intellectual improvement.A lot of Arab training exercises are scripted to the point at which both sides know exactly who is going to win and how. A lot of their pilots bitch when Western pilots train with them, because Western pilots take one look at the script and toss it out.
>>38319486>There's some other shit in there too, like educational systems which favor rote memorization over anything resembling actual education or intellectual improvement.That seems summed education on most third world nations.
>>38319518that the only one there is, thats why im frustrated
Has planefag explained yet why conventional weapons won't work against the Abyssal fleets?
>>38319613That's part of the setting?Look, you want slutships or not?
>>38319613>Has planefag explained yet why conventional weapons won't work against the Abyssal fleets?do youdo you even know who you're talking to, here
>>38319662Shut up and finish the scene faggot.
>>38319662the man that transformed fanservice pantsu witches into a relatively mature comedy quest with some historical insight among all the bouncingnot to mention so many spinoffs that EA is jealous
>>38319662>>38319613>Thinking planefag even cares about shit that isn't even explained in the source material.Nigga...
>>38319613It seems to be that they do, but they're not effective enough and there are so many Abyssals that they have to fall back on the shipsluts.
>>38319706Its planefag.Considering the shit he wrote in the backstory of WW2 in SWQ and of all the players and how things turned out...Yes.
Goto snaps open like a switchblade, suddenly on his feet. “Settle,” he rasps, barely constraining his voice. “Settle, her damage-control-” You half-nod, already speaking. “Kongou, disengage and turn away under smoke, best speed! Division Two, CLOSE ACTION, NOW!” The wakes kick up behind your CLs as they charge bow-on for the hostile cruisers, dispensing with weight-of-fire, racing for the enemy to come to grips at point-blank range. “I can't, Admiral,” Kongou replies steadily, an odd tone in her voice. “I've lost a rudder and I'm taking moderate flooding. Smoke generators offline; aft boat deck afire – it's too late for half measures.” “Best speed?” “Twenty-eight knots-”“MAKE IT!” you snap. “Steer with your screws, dammit, you've got the speed, use it while you still have it.”“Aren't we doing any damage?” Goto asks, one hand flexing into a white-knuckled fist. “Not fast enough,” you reply. Your battlewagons are tearing the abyssals apart; heavy batteries striking with superior accuracy. Both hostile ships are listing slightly from penetrations below waterline; their speed slacking significantly – but their primary and intermediate batteries continue to bellow; their well-protected main guns untouched; their incredible impenetrable citadels withstanding even fourteen-inch direct hits even as their sterns and bows are shot to pieces. Kongo's secondary turrets are all smashed; fires raging along her decks and her old-fashioned flowing outfit, flames licking at bloodsoaked silk. Her face is set in a rictus of pain, black blood trickling from a hole in her cheek through which white teeth gleam as her primary turrets continue to speak with telling effect, continuing her duel with BB-4, USS Iowa reborn – and very, very fucking angry.
>>38319613Really though, if you had to choose between boring old conventional weapons and scantily clad women that can shoot 16" shells, which would YOU choose?
Thinking about it more, I realized that making Yamato watch any version of SBY would be cruel.>See triumphant space battleship going against massive odds>Hope of humanity, kicking massive amounts of ass>Real ship rarely leaves the harbor>Fired her guns at an enemy ship a grand total of once in her entire existence>Couldn't even take down one American capital ship before she was sunk>"N-no, Admiral. I-i'm not c-crying. I just have s-something in my eye..."
>>38319744She's pulling ahead of Arizona; already heeling off to the right, away from the enemy battleline, when her aft turret suddenly slews wildly, the guns elevating far too high. “Aft boiler penetration;” Kongou says steadily, no hint of pain or panic in her voice anymore. “I've lost power. Switching to manual traverse.” A second of shock bolts across the room; only the cooling fans on the computer equipment stirring. “Admiral Goto,” she says softly. “Admiral, I-” “What's she doing!?” Goto barks suddenly. “What the hell is she doing-”“Her job,” you say tersely, a part of you suddenly angry with Goto for flaking on you at the worst possible-”“Not her, HER!” he snarls, leaping forward to jab his finger at another monitor and wiggle it about like a sword. “WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING?” Arizona is swinging her bow away from Kongou's stern – and directly towards the abyssal flagship. That the cruisers lie between her and them doesn't seem to factor in – she makes no attempt to change course even as the lead cruiser heels about to bring its unmolested port broadside to bear. [ ] Politely ask Arizona what the FUCK she's doing.[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.
>>38319700>not to mention so many spinoffs that EA is jealousHA
>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.
>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for."I hope you know what you're doing."
>>38319769Fire for effect Arizona. Fire for effect.[X] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.
>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.RAMMING SPEED!
>>38319769>[X] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for."Give 'em hell Ari"
>>38319769>[x] Politely ask Arizona what the FUCK she's doing.
>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.Take out those cruisers, Tatsutaaaaa
>>38319769>[x] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.Trust in Arizona.
>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built forGo go, Ari-zona
>>38319769> Focus on Division Two's fight - this is the fight Arizona was built for
>>38319769[X ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.>This traitorous dog thinks she can take on the Arizona>Arizona's Face When
>>38319769>[x] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.
[X] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.Protect the kongous
>>38319769>[ ] Politely ask Arizona what the FUCK she's doing.We aren't losing both of them.
>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.Reply with another HER JOB to Goto
>>38319786word 'mature' can be many things.Either it consisted of toilet jokes, or it is deep and insightfulYours?Who knows?
>>38319769We will not be beaten by an obsolete, disobedient wreck!>[x] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.KILL THE TRAITOR!
>>38319769>Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.And tell Arizona that if she does something stupid she loses cuddling privelages for a week
>>38319769>[x] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.Use the confusion to our favor. We can ask her pieces later.
>>38319846HAWOne of my dorfs did that last night, damn near ripped an ettin's head off - both of them.
>>38319760>>38319786>pic>the fight Arizona was built forA reference to her superiority over pre-dreads and also the fact that she was more heavily gunned to the front?
>>38319864>Reply with another HER JOB to GotoFucking this. Dirty elevens can't see our confusion. Everything goes as planned.
>>38319904>Reply with another HER JOB to Goto>And tell Arizona that if she does something stupid she loses cuddling privelages for a weekPreferably over open mike directed to all the base.
>>38319913More like a reference to the fact she got sunk before America even(officially) entered the war.She's probably not even doing it to cover Kongou's ass, she's just the excuse for her to taste real combat between battleships for the first time.
>>38319977>you don't get to cuddle with the Corgis OR Cpl Hate for a WEEK, you hear me?!>>38319769>[ ] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.Kick her ass, ArizonaPF, I gotta ask, when the shipgirls got rezzed, did their wrecks disappear? Like, is BB-39 still rusting in Pearl as this is happening? Or did the wrecks vanish?
>>38319977"Except Harder. He loses all his privileges for a week."
>Allright done with class, time for boatslu-> BB-4. USS Iowa
>>38320013You're going to check his privilege?
>>38320009>meanwhile the voicemail is filling up with calls from a VERY concerned museum curator
>>38320009>>38320065>"I was told that this was 'Allied Fleetgirl HQ'? Any idea what the hell happened to Iowa out back?"
>[x] Focus on Divison Two's fight – this is the fight Arizona was built for.The only other thing she could really do is shoot the cruisers, and we've got our own cruisers to handle them.
>>38320061All of them. Especially his snogging privileges.
>>38319613I think he mentioned that radar and other sensors get all sorts of fucky with them
>>38320096I wonder if shipgirls can communicate with regular ships.
>>38320109As if he cares about that.He loses his "badass" privilege. The admiral will confiscate all his pairs of sunglassesa and visor caps, and give him a dinky sailor hat in return.
>>38320131I imagine it'd be a rather lewd experience for the shipgirlsAll these seamen inside of me...my main batteries are moving on their own~
>>38320131Doubt it. For all intents and purposes, most fluff has it down as they're all just women with armaments and radar. "Girls with ship souls".
>>38320131Belay that. I have a new business idea. You know all those destroyer girls? Do they have free weekends? If so, miss, would you consider signing as a part-timer with my container ship company? We need tugs and we pay generously!
Also hasn't Settle got some old business with the Iowa?Also are these admirals just convenient descendants of their namesakes or
>>38320146>All these seamen inside of me...
>>38320171Especially useful for shipping companies worried about piracy.
>>38320009more on that question soon
>>38320284Or, an alternative but similar question...assuming that the ships neednt've actually sunk to become shipgirls, did the Mikasa up and vanish from Yokosuka to go and become Abyssal?
>>38320284So, options1) the wrecks stay, no further hijinks2) the wrecks vanish, a bunch of tourists are either taking a swim or in Hell3) the wreck is necessary, and the abyssals went and made one
>>38318543Interesting read, thanks fa/tg/uy.
>>38320385>Diving on USS Oriskany>Oriskany just fucking vanishes
>>38320426Probably preferable to PART OF THE SHIP, PART OF THE CREW
>>38320284How awkward would it be if an old sailor ever met a shipgirl of a ship he once served on?
>>38318543That was truly enlightening my good anon. I thank you for sharing that with me.
>>38320490Probably somewhere between incredibly sweet/heartwarming, incredibly awkward, or incredible alcohol consumption
>>38320490In one of the threads it was mentioned that meetings with former crew was tried as a method of summoning them.
>>38320385There are a few ships in kancolle that survived long enough to be scrapped rather than sunk. Unless they straight up don't exist in this version of Kancolle, then we can safely say that you don't need a wreck to become a shipgirl.I think it was implied in earlier threads that there was some trouble with ships still afloat, though.
>>38320458Even more...amusing if it WERE part of the ship, part of the crew>Diving on HMS Victoria (or any other diveable pre-dreadnought)>PART OF THE SHIP PART OF THE CREW>the crew is now you and bunch of 1890s British dudes>"who the fuck is this guy?!"
You know, I just remembered the existences of the ship's cat.Would this translate to all the shipgirls having a strange affinity for cats?And probably have a boat load of superstitions revolving cats
>>38320586>"who the bloody hell is this guy?!"FTFY
Your consciousness seems to drift away, hovering above reality higher than the U-2 hovers above the steel-torn seas off eastern Mindanao as you watch the USS Arizona turn her bow to the enemy and charge headlong for the center of the enemy battle-line. Neither Arizona nor Kongou are true “fast battleships” like their WWII brethren; Kongou was a battle-cruiser, and despite upgrades and a new designation her armor was never a proper match for another proper battleship in a close-range slug-fest. Especially not the pre-dreadnaughts, built around a central armored citadel that could keep the vessel afloat even if both ends were riddled like swiss cheese; like a pillbox with a ship stuck on either end as an afterthought. Kongou can't stand in a brawl like that, and if you don't seize the initiative soon; they'll finish her off before she can limp away. Arizona can't run at all, her anemic 21-knot speed tying you down to this patch of sea.But Arizona doesn't need to run; and she knows it. Her belt is fourteen inches thick; with eighteen on the turret faces – like BB-4, she was slow and powerful, built to stand and deliver.And she intends to do so now. Division Two catches up to Arizona as she closes on the screening cruisers, then slide past her with their fifteen-knot advantage, black smoke pouring from their stacks as they push their turbines to their limit. Tenryuu is in the lead; her forward guns silent; saving her ammo for the close action. The protected cruiser's starboard broadsides were well thrashed in the duel with the battleship's secondary turrets; so they're heeling about as one, a simultaneous turn to unshadow their port guns. Their bows swing towards your charging ships for long seconds; increasing the closure rate... and hold there; the cruisers mindful of your torpedoes. The cruisers cross each other's paths and erupt in muzzle flashes almost as one.
>>38320607Nah the only shipgirls with cat superstitions would be the ones that had that one shipcat that had every ship it was on sunk.
>>38320692https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5rfPISIwo“Pair off by class, pair off by class and focus fire!” you command, and to their credit they stick to it as long as possible. The heavily-damaged protected cruisers unleash a hail of lead almost unbelievable to behold; the broadsides of the ship vanishing in a nonstop flurry of muzzleflashes, the white cordite smoke concealing their sterns as they tear into the Japanese CLs. Tenryuu keeps closing bow-on; offering the enemy the smallest possible target; her knees smashing through the tops of heavy whitecaps as she charges in, her battle-fury clear clean through the drone's raindrop-obscured lens. As she approaches the towering hulk of the cruiser it seems to quaver, to fade, and then it's blowing away in the rain, melting into the cordite smoke of her own guns as something dark and human-sized comes wheeling about, lowering its head to barrel towards Tenryuu even as the Japanese ship leans steeply into an emergency turn; her heels cutting wide wakes in the water. The Long-Lance torpedoes leap from their tubes in jets of compressed air that blow away the sheets of rain; climbing high into the air, too high; before meeting the side of a steep swell at just the right angle and arrowing towards the charging abyssal bow from two thousand yards.
>>38320735You switch to the U-2s feed quickly; the multi-million dollar sensor package includes magnetic resonance scan equipment that could find submerged subs from low-orbit if it wanted. You both follow the track of Tenryuu's spread till it meets the abyssal's bow halfway through an evasive s-turn; the blast blinding the thermal camera for a few seconds till the filters adjust. The hulk has hardly begun sinking when its mates come charging in; their unshadowed broadsides ripping the sea around Tenryuu apart as she begins chasing salvos desperately; but with the number of light guns focused on her, it hardly helps. Tatsuta swings broadside and looses her own spread; doing nothing but forcing the remaining cruisers to split formation to either side; dividing their cohesion. Tenruyuu manages to cut across the lead ship's bow and to her savaged starboard side, where she's got some parity of firepower. Tatsuta- “TATSUTA HARD TO PORT HARD TO PORT,” you fairly scream and she heels over obediently, leaning hard into the emergency maneuver just as Naka-chan and her orange-clad companion swing broadside, the torpedo tubes on their legs - - explode.
>>38320696Found the name, Unsinkable Sam.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsinkable_Sam
>>38320781dont you even dare to fuck up, you shitty idol!
>>38320781RIP Naka-chanKANTAI NO IDORU DAYO~
>>38320781The world famous stability of oxygen torpedoes, everyone.
>>38320781You're a terrible person.
>>38320854That's ok, we can just get another one somewhere.
>>38320909idol of the abyssal fleet, nagano-chan dayo~
>>38320934Don't bully Naka, she tries her best
>>38320871Well, at least we already shot off most of them
>>38320781She went kyuu~!
Here's a Hate, yo. May his seething rage give us all the strength to carry on.
>>38321047>May his seething rage give us all the strength to carry on.AAAAAAAAAAAMENNNNNNNNNNNN
>>38320781The flash blinds your cameras for a moment, and when the image resolves again you see Naka lying face-down in the water, a pool of burning oil spreading around her. Her quiet companion is sailing circles around her, screaming; clutching at her hair as the oncoming cruiser focuses fire on her. “Arizona, unshadow your guns and -” but the battlewagon is already blazing away with her secondary batteries; enemies on both sides; her forward guns trading shots with the enemy battleship line not six or seven thousand yards distant; their meager four-gun salvos struggling to strike Arizona's narrow frontal profile. Her rear turret is slewing around, only a few degrees shy of having a solution on the cruiser bearing down on the crippled Naka. You switch main-feeds to the Philipine cutter's for a view closer to Arizona's level for a better vantage on the angles - - and can see nothing for the blinding muzzle flash of the cutter's 76mm rapid-fire bow gun, plugging away from a scant few thousand yards; the Coast Guard cutter slicing through the heavy seas with the narrow bow of a patrol vessel and the phenomenal acceleration of modern jet turbine engines. Her single gun is slinging more steel than three or four of the light cruiser's guns can in the same time. You see the diminutive dot of the hostile cruiser's humanoid form as the ghostly outlines of a ship fling the spray and smoke away before the scarred, jagged hull breathes into existence between one heartbeat and the next; the gun-ports lighting up -- the camera feed vanishes into darkness.[ ] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one. [ ] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to leave that fight and flank Arizona; she's going for a point-blank duel and needs all the help she can get. [ ] Say nothing. Everyone in that bloodstained sea is a warrior, and they know their jobs.
>>38321047Gods i love your derpy corgifaces
>>38321047I'm assuming Corgi-109 is just below the picture?
>>38321047Those corgi faces are great.
>>38321047I though he'd have a more buzz cut than that. Still a nice pic.
>>38321047>the corgis>his expressionthis is literally my headcanon made manifest
>>38321103>[ ] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.Arizona's got enough armor to take a few hits...especially if it's not plunging fire
>>38321103[x] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one. Naka and that cutter are helpless against that cruiser, but bravo cutter crew you have some serious balls of steel.
>>38321103>[ ] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.
>>38321047We are saved.>>38321103>[x] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.
>>38321103[X] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.
>>38321103>[X] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.
>>38321103>[X] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.Captcha: gurosGet ready for some shipguts.
>>38321103>[ ] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to leave that fight and flank Arizona; she's going for a point-blank duel and needs all the help she can get.>[ ] OtherOrder Quiet-chan to grab her partner and fall back further, so Arizona can cover them with their rear turret.Also have Arizona alter her heading a few degrees for a firing solution on the cruiser and Kongou to focus her fire on that cruiser as well to cover the two Sendai Class CLs.
>>38321191Kongou is limping away, I don't think she's in a position to shoot anything.
>>38321205Her rear turrets should still have a firing solution.
>>38321218Did you miss the part where her boiler got hit and they're on manual power while her aft turrets swing wildly?
>>38321285So traverse manually. The enemy ships are concentrating on Arizona and Naka. So shes not in immediate danger and is stable in the seas. She can at least give cover fire and encourage the cruiser to fall back.
>>38321211Ooi contain yourself
>>38321315You missed the part where the seas are fucking nasty and they can't hit anything from a distance?
>>38321103>[x] Order Tenryuu and Tatsuta to circle the wagons around Naka and that Filipino cutter – focus fire on that cruiser; to hell with the other one.Focused fire is always the correct tactic.
>>38321372you missed the part where the BBs are fine in the rough seas since they dont get bounced about like the CLs?
>>38321103RIP in piece brave pinoy soulsYou should have bought a better navy instead of spending it all on pork barrels :^)
>>38321413Do the same rules apply to shipgirls?And ones who are more fucked up than an elf in a tentacle rape doujinshi?
>>38321413Kongou isn't going to hit anything running away, injured in heavy seas dude, just give it up. She's just as likely to hit the Arizona since she's closing with the enemy.
>>38321468I wonder if we can equip our ship girls with an emergency repair fairies?
>>38321518Fairies haven't been a thing yet. So probably not. Unless they're in development or something.
>>38321518Does this look like a game to you?
>>38321518What we really need is to get our hands on Akashi.
>>38321325>not loving all the Kongou-class equally
>>38321656>repulse>old>all the Kongo sisters and Hyuuga are older
>>38321418the huehuehues died bravely
>>38321656>Not liking HarunaPhilistine.
>>38321418>Implying we don't have secret pork submarines to secretly "pork" the opposition
>>38321756Kongou's brain problems are cute.Her's are creepy and unsettling.
>>38321656Repulse is adorable.I want one of my own.
>>38321767>Her's are creepy and unsettling.Maybe if you hate cute things.
>>38321814Haruna is a pervert.
>>38321656Is that the HMS Hood?>>38321756This guy has the right idea.
>>38322059It's the RepulseRead The Fucking Filename.
“Tenryuu, Tatsuta; reform on Naka and Quiet-Chan!” you say tersely. “Force that cruiser to withdraw!” “But I've-” “DO IT NOW, YOU BITCH!” you snarl with real wrath burning in your voice. “MEN ARE DYING OUT THERE!” Her class, like the Sendai-class before them were obsolete and undergunned ships when their first war began; with the Long Lance torpedoes spent you'll need to focus your fire to achieve results swiftly. Tenryuu and Tatsuta heel around in tight circles to obey your command, and you turn your attention to -“Quiet-chan, do you read me?” The girl gives no response, still sailing zig-sags before the drifting, burning, unconscious Naka; laying down a smokescreen for what good it'll do; seemingly oblivious to the shell-splashes around her. “Quiet-chan? Sendai-class, come in, god dammit!” But there's no answer, just a terrified sobbing. The abyssal cruiser seems entirely occupied with the oncoming Philippine cutter; its insane rate of fire seeming to saturate the air with projectiles; but every shell the cutter's single cannon fires finds its mark; the computer-aimed, gyro-stabilized gun wreaking havoc on the hostile's hull; air-burst rounds sweeping gun crews from the deck (does it have any?) and shattering breeches and ammo hoists. A new cacophony of sound and fury draws your eyes away from the cruiser melee – Arizona has finally swung her broadside to bear; and she's slugging it out with the two enemy battleships alone, under seven-thousand yards and closing.
>>38322128The world takes a deep breath and holds it as the battlewagons square off; the discarded heroes and the unbloodied weapon, finally fulfilling their purpose – the sum total of millions of dollars, thousands of tons of steel, hundreds of thousands of man-hours and thousands of living, breathing, loving human souls that built and repaired and sailed and fought and *lived* in those colossal weapons now compressed into an impossibly tiny volume.As both sides commence main-gun salvos, you truly know what it means to be awestruck. Even at this bitterly close range, Arizona's vitals prove impregnable against the abyssal's 12-inch main batteries; their mighty guns merely bouncing clean off Arizona's turret faces and belt armor. But her less crucial areas are hardly immune this close; and even the enemy's eight-inchers are scoring penetrations. USS Arizona seems to melt before your eyes, her odd boxy hat being carried clean away by a shell; her rich auburn hair scorched and soot-marred; blood pouring from her shrapnel-ripped flesh as fires break out across her body and “superstructure” of her steelier limbs. The abyssal battleships are slowing to barley ten knots in the water now; Arizona's mighty 14-inch salvos putting two or three shells on target with each broadside; the bows and sterns of the trailing ship holed by the AP rounds that smash clean through both sides of the ship like it isn't there; breaching below the waterline. The focused fire of sixteen heavy guns is ripping Arizona apart; her battered frame barely visible through the smoke and fire and shell-splashes. Penetrations near her bow slacken her speed, and you see her slowly lurching back upright as she begins counter-flooding to keep an even keel for gunnery; slowing her even more. This was the fight Arizona was built for; a no-holds barred brawl. A clash of titans. And against all odds, Arizona is winning.
>>38322192Kill them all Arizona
>>38322192Wait, I thought it was two pre-dreadnought battleships, each with four heavy guns? Where did sixteen come from? Was there something I missed?
>>38322192You write good, planefag. You write good.
>>38322303The 8-inch secondaries, in this case.
>>38322192SUDDENLY, USS Iowa.
One by one the abyssal's guns fall silent. Arizona's secondary batteries are shattered within seconds of the second exchange beginning; but every time her awesome main guns bellow an abyssal regrets it. The trailing hostile takes a 14-inch shell to one of the intermediate turrets that ride on her shoulder; punching it inward and utterly obliterating it in a gout of cordite flash and flame as the ready ammo detonates. Three or four salvos later, a shell manages to penetrate its citadel without being decapped; the projectile detonating in the abyssals guts. Dark oily smoke roils from her gasping mouth as the eldritch light in her eyes dims, but even as she slows she keeps firing with her main weapons, the two turrets topping her pauldron-like shoulder guards. She turns away under smoke, but Arizona keeps scoring hits; another shell falling just short and going off underwater lifts the abyssal out of the sea foam by a foot and sends her staggering for her 'footing.' That's when the Iowa puts a 12-inch shell directly into Arizona's forehead.
>>38322384She's already fighting the Iowa.
>>38322384Err, the other one.The big one.
>>38322404THE TRAITOR HAS CROSSED THE LINE.
>>38322404>That's when the Iowa puts a 12-inch shell directly into Arizona's forehead.SHIT!
>>38322404Just so you know I'm totally expecting a NEXT TIME ON SHIP SLUTS QUEST.Best make a new thread too.
>>38322404No.....don't you do it.
>>38321574Oh yes. Getting hands on with Akashi.
>>38322404Don't die on us this soon Arizona.
"decapping" of shells happens when they strike at an overly oblique angle, right?
>>38322464Well it is getting a little late and I do have work tomorrow so...>>38322404NEXT TIME ON SHIP SLUTS QUEST, FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ARIZONA. WATCH NAKA SINK, ALL THAT FUN SHIT.
>>38322639Nice try, cocksucker
>>38322639This is some disgusting tier bait
>>38322639You almost had me anon.You'll pay for this one day, mark my words.
>>38322639Do you really have to try this shit every thread?
>>38322639now all we need is for planefag to come in and go nnnnnnnnnnnn
>>38317725>Painting your face on a torpedo...why.
>>38322404>Meanwhile in Iowa's head, she's trying to mercifully put down the traitorous Arizona assisting these disgusting Abyssal ships.>>38322639Nice run. See you next time?
>>38322714It makes them hit harder
>>38322653>>38322655>>38322660>>38322662>>38322711>>38322722Well, can't blame me for trying. I didn't pick as good a time to attempt as last time though. Check the filename for an added bonus
Your heart freezes for two long beats, and aches in frozen agony for a third and fourth as the smoke clears and you see Arizona's face has been shredded; sheets of blood pouring over her delicate features and soaking into her blouse and tie. Her headgear has been shattered; and even the go-pro cam feed from her is blank. Even this rictus of horror is barely visible through the sheets of flame and smoke consuming your girl alive as the multiple fires ravaging her sundered superstructure begin to rage unchecked; little sparks and pops wreathing her as the tertiary and AA deck ammo lockers cook off one by one. Through the crimson mask of blood pouring over her face you see her eyes are closed, a serene, almost disconnected look on her face as she sails on, unwavering, her arms falling to her sides. A direct hit to the bridge – or the conning tower – her primary and backup rangefinders have been obliterated, as well as the pilothouse, the radio shack – everything. Were she a real vessel, a steel hull swarming with delicate humans; she'd be a flaming pyre now as the survivors conned her from deep inside the armored conning tower, or the backup positions in the sweltering and fume-filled engine room. The primary turret crews would seal their ventilation and dog their hatches, and with their own small rangefinders on each turret roof they would wage their own private battle on Local Control, alone in their tiny armored cells – fighting to the death in the rudderless hulk of their burning warship. Just as Arizona does now, her eyes closed in silent endurance as she's buried under a storm of shot and shell – her guns still firing, firing, firing.
Planefag I've got a real life USS Arizona story for you.My Grandaddy served on her. He used to say "A little alcohol never hurt anybody." And I neveer knew why until about 10 years ago (long after he was gone) and my Grandmother told me where that came from.So he was serving on the Arizona in Pearl Harbor and on the night of December 6th 1941 he was on Liberty, during which he got into a drunken brawl and was arrested. He thus spent the rest of the night and the early next morning in jail (I do not know if it was a military jail or a civilian one) when the attack happened. He thus survived the bombing, but none of his friends did. The Navy transferred him to Texas to drive tugboats for the rest of the war and he met my Grandmother there.What do you think?
>>38322812C'mon girl, don't go down like this. Don't sink.Please.
>>38322838damn... Why was he transferred?Thought'll he'd sent onto one of the other boats. Experienced crews are a premium.
>>38322882Because the next day the Arizona sank?
>>38322812MOW THOSE BITCHES DOWN! LIKE HELL ARE YOU GONNA SINK HERE, ARIZONA!
>>38322912derp, why not get transferred to a WARSHIP instead of a tug?
>>38322912yes but why not to another fighting boat and to go back to driving tugs?
>>38322812GET BACK UP AND FIGHT ARIZONA!
>>38322812Not like this planefag!We haven't even gotten to know her yet!This shouldn't be happening....
>>38322968This is a pissed off steel titan now.IT use to be just a mad steel titan.Shes going to crush them under foot.
>>38322968but imagine!Arizona Abyssal.
Damn. Save for a miracle we lost her. 4 threads in and the arizona is already sinking. At best she'll go down firing, killing an enemy with her last few defiant bursts.
THE TEAR HARVEST BEGINS ANEW
>>38323011Nah, we haven't really had enough time to get attached to her. She got, what, 2 scenes before this battle? She might get killed off to show that the abyssals are a serious threat, but I don't think it'll get too much of an emotional reaction at this stage.
>>38322782if only you were as good at trolling as you are at drawing, Hal
>>38323138For its more of the fact its the Arizona. I was hoping he'd get more of a second chance. I suppose at least she is going down fighting this time.
it's not too latethe engagement took place near dusk. Nightfall should be coming soon>Engage Night Battle?>Retreat?
>>38323149He's good at being a self righteous cunt, too.
>>38323138Your opinion has been discarded.
X turret begins to engage BB-4, Iowa, in the lead, while Y and Z continue engaging the tailing ship. Iowa's further ahead, presenting more of her stern aspect to Arizona's X turret – which lays a beautiful straddling salvo on her from only five-thousand yards. You can see the water's surface ripple with the violence of the passing shells as they rip past the Iowa on each side – but the middle gun catches her square in the face of the rear turret; setting off the ammo on her hoist in a chain-reaction that blows her turret roof clean off. Iowa begins laying smoke, like her compatriot. Arizona is slowing in the water; but even so the heavy swells can barely rock the mighty ship and her incredible weight of armor plate and interior machinery. X and Y turrets continue chasing the tailing battleship as it tries to crawl away from the fight; outmatched; exposing the more vulnerable ends of her armored citadel. At such short range the shells skip rather than splash; you see the sea torn open in a long streak of white foam to the abyssal's left, another, closer, and the third smashes clean through her chest. She falls to her knees; already sinking lower into the water, and in the instant before the explosion in her guts draws a draft of flame through the shell-hole and into her breached aft magazine, she looks up at the zoomed-in camera of the drone, gazing at you across the gulf of time and distance with eyes empty of any malice or hate, empty of anything and everything, eyes that just... are. And then she's blown in half.
Rage! Rage against the dying of the light!
>>38323199You're overdoing it.
>>38323222Since when is planefag ever *not* overdoing it?
Oh, oh god we've fucked up. We done bad.
>>38323222He's not doing it hard enough.
>>38323199Santanya was full of shit, history repeats even if you do know of it.
>>38323199is that iowa blowing up?
THAT'S WHAT YOU GET
>>38323222At least I'm doing better than the actual show wwwwwwwww
>>38323199Well, there's one dead abyssal.
>>38323199Poor BB-4 Iowa, maybe deep down inside somewhere she too wanted to serve her country again like Arizona...
>>38323245I'm pretty sure that's the Abyssal blowing up, not Arizona>>38323271RIP
>>38323238>>38323245>>38323251>>38323253>>38323255>>38323261... try reading
The trailing abyssal BB just exploded.ffs people how can you read that so wrong.
>>38323292A battleship was blown in half and Arizona's involved, it still fucking counts.
That's one abyssal BB dead. Now for the other!
Also page 10 warning.
>>38323309that you can't read yes
>>38323307Because people expect Arizona to bite it, obviously.
>>38323314no, we're too heavily damaged. We need to fallback and regroup and collect our wounded.
>>38323199RIP in pieces, traitor boats.One BB down, one BB to go.
>the Greek shipgirl fleet consists of triremes>The Scandinavian one consists of longships
>>38323292I don't care. I'm going to post the Unsinkable II every thread from now on.
Since we're talking about shipgirls...
Why did Iowa betrayed us?
>>38323334Assuming we can. Arizona and Naka are both going to need to be towed, assuming they aren't already sinking. That'll take time to set up, and we won't make any kind of good speed once it is. The only way we have out of this mess is to either sink the enemy or force them to disengage.
>>38323417because coastal BB No.4
>>38323354>all of their 'obsolete' equipment works just as well against modern ships as it did against ships of their time like the pre-dreadnought warships. Our shipsluts get boarded hard.
>>38323417Probably because we used her as target practice when the new BBs came out.
Someone's giving orders; a flat, heavy voice that falls upon the battle-fury of the hot-blooded warships, still circling for something to pounce on, and reins it back into the crucial second stage, the one where the margin of victory is often found – survival. The Philippine cutter took a pounding; her bridge is shattered and smoking and her foredeck is pockmarked; but she survived unscathed and is already coming alongside Naka; her rear-deck small-boat crane straining mightily to lift the apperently-massive weight of the bleeding ship-girl from the heavy swells as quiet-chan circles anxiously nearby. Tenryuu is coming alongside Kongou to play firehoses over her superstructure; already laughing and starting to close in on the flustered BB like its poolside horseplay, her blood still up. Tatsuta is stationary in the water; preoccupied with what looks like first-aid; she caught the brunt of the other cruiser's assault - - and of them, nothing can be seen but a single cruiser limping away to the west, almost lost in the heavy swells.It's over. It's over, and it sinks into your head a few minutes later, as does the chill of sweat upon your brow underneath the room's AC vents. It's over, and you're over, and everyone came through. Everyone's alive. Except for the trailing ship; the distinctive headgear that clicked like a misaligned spine being stomped on when the blank eyes hit you; everyone exceptBB-3…...
>>38323425iowa's already putting out smoke and pulling back.We just need to sink the cruiser or get it to fall back as well.
>>38323149>>38323167You've got the wrong guy. I'm not Halaxis. I can't draw. I am however, a gigantic faggot, so you at least got one of two right.
>>38323417The Abyss cares not what flag you once flew, you shall exterminate the demons of the above and defend your new home.
>>38323352>>38323352>The Boondocks This is why there could never be a black character in SWQ. You can make tasteless jokes about English stereotypes, or about Irish stereotypes, but people get mad about black stereotypes.
AND THAT'S IT FOR TODAY! If this thread dies in under 20 minutes I'll put up a second discussion thread for the questions people have and answer them as best I can.you're not weaseling out of this one you shitburger, you know who you are
>>38323498First question, did you mean anyone except BB-39?
>>38323498Whats a BB-3? My shipfu is nonexistent.
>>38323398Reminder that Japanese subs are lewd.
>>38323514>First question, did you mean anyone except BB-39?... where? More context pls
>>38323498What's up with the weapons systems?Are trireme and longboat shipgirls possible? What about HMS Victory or the USS Constitution?Are all the Russian ships shipboys?
>>38323523>... where? More context plsYou wrote BB-3 in your most recent post. That is USS Oregon.
>>38323523>>38323453When you said everyone except BB-3
>>38323498>>38323523did you mean Iowa BB-4? Or did you mean we suddenly realized BB-3, the other Abyssal BB was unaccounted for in the enemy withdrawal
>>38323498how did we do?How else could the battle have unfolded?
So... fuckin, skipper said I had to get on and fucking talk to people. Said it'd be good for public relations or someshit. I don't fucking know. I'm a grunt not some public affairs puke. Whatever. He doesn't know I raided his liquor cabinet. So, fuckin... ask away.
>>38323523>Except for the trailing ship; the distinctive headgear that clicked like a misaligned spine being stomped on when the blank eyes hit you; >everyone >except>BB-3context
>>38323498you never answered the question about the wrecks!>>38323519USS Oregon
>>38323542>>38323548>>38323557BB-3s the identity of the sunk abyssal BB.
>>38323514No. Arizona's still alive, though she's gonna need a shitload of time at the docks.BB-3 is the tentative ID of the Abyssal ship that Arizona blew in half.
>>38323519fucking google>>38323557>>38323548>>38323542I don't see what's so confusing. We didn't ID her until the very end.>>38323498So normal ships are compatible with shipslut combat, it's just a matter of "we need every fucking hand on deck, especially since bento costs less than billeting an actual battleship?"
>>38323569Do you hate the corgi PT-boats?
>>38323579>>38323583That's Iowa, BB-4
>>38323569He certainly knows now, silly enlisted man.How did that prank getting the Jap Shipsluts checkered paint go?
>>38323579I thought the one we blew in half was the Iowa, BB-4. And since BB-39 is the arizona, who he has gotten dangerously close to killing off, BB-3 could be a typo.
>>38323453>crane straining mightily to lift the apperently-massive weight of the bleeding ship-girlSo I was right, shipsluts have shipweight. Is that why we came over in a cargo plane?>>38323604>Implying we sunk Iowa
>>38323498I'm still surprised it was bb-4 Iowa in the Philippines.I was expecting the C-6 Olympia and the Manila Bay squadrons from the American side, or the Reina Cristina from the Spanish side.Can we expect to see more Spanish American War ships/fleets?Will we see abyssal admirals too? Abyssal!Commodore Dewey or Abyssal!Montojo would be cool.
>>38323519http://lmgtfy.com/?q=BB-3>What's up with the weapons systems?Every Abyssal ship seems to perform as well as it would've in its own time period; if it was a top-of-the-line battleship in its day, it hits like one when it manifests; technology gaps be damned. However, that cuts both ways; if a modern frigate is a top-of-the-line combatant by the standards of modern warfare; it will blow the shit out of an abyssal just fine. As the Flip cutter demonstrated, conventional weapons work just fine against abyssals. How do you think Admiral Settle got his limp?>>38323527>Are all the Russian ships shipboys?None have been seen yet>>38323542BB-3 and BB-4 were the enemy battleships being engaged. BB-4, the first USS Iowa, was the lead ship of the enemy battle-line, the flagship. She escaped with a destroyed aft turret. BB-3, the Oregon, was the tailing battleship that Arizona managed to nail in the aft magazine as she tried to disengage. USS Arizona LIVED, guys. >Even at this bitterly close range, Arizona's vitals prove impregnable against the abyssal's 12-inch main batteries; their mighty guns merely bouncing clean off Arizona's turret faces and belt armor. GUYSGUYSUS SHIPS DON'T DIE TO NON-VITAL HITS, NOT EVEN IF THERE'S A LOT OF THEM. WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE IS, A JAPANESE CARRIER?
>>38323569Do the PT-boats know any neat tricks?
>>38323629planefag consistently referred to that ship as the trailing one, in contrast to the iowa. I'm not sure how much clearer he can be without appending [Not the Iowa or Arizona] labels to every sentence>>38323660>WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE IS, A JAPANESE CARRIER?
>>38323597Fluffy, slobbering hyperactive little retards. I guess they got their uses, kinda like some boot ass privates do. They're good for keeping Sammie B busy, and for keepin Harder in line. >>38323625Stupid cunts didn't know what happened. Besides, the skipper tends to let me do shit like that, so long as I don't, ya know, damage anything. I get yelled at about half the time.
>>38323660My impression was that US ship or not, she was on fire and dead in the water with no battle control center.
>>38323559>How else could the battle have unfolded?You could've sent your light cruisers in prematurely; which would have dashed them against the enemy cruiser screen. This would've allowed Kongou to stay in the fight longer and probably resulted in both hostile BBs getting dunked; but Naka-chan would have been guaranteed kill. As is, she just took an unlucky hit to her Long-Lance tubes; but since half of them had already been fired she just barely managed to survive (with prompt help, of course.)
>>38323694One of those dogs is PT-109, it must be.Is it?Does it hump legs?
>>38323660posting japanese carriers
>>38323661I'm teachin 'em to sic on command. they ain't learning so well. Little fuckers have ADHD or some shit
>>38323703YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION ABOUT THE TRIREME OR LONGBOAT SHIP GIRLS YOU FAT GREEK FAGGOT I NEED THIS FOR PURPOSES JESUS CHRIST
>>38323694Who is the best shipdude and why is it Harder
>>38323694>Besides, the skipper tends to let me do shit like that, so long as I don't, ya know, damage anything.I hear a story time. What other shit like that have you done?
>>38323660>WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE IS, A JAPANESE CARRIER?This kills the Akagi.
>>38323660Well, BB-3 and BB-4 served at the same time as BB-39.Arizona should have blown the fuck out of those 2.How does that work if a ship girl who's prime goes against an abyssal that served at the same time, but it was at the end of there service?
>>38323569>He doesn't know I raided his liquor cabinet.I fucking love smartphones. I downloaded a 4chan app, bought a pass and used a cloud app to download a reaction image from my desktop back at Annapolis just so I could post this. For you.You motherfucker.
>>38323703>but Naka-chan would have been guaranteed kill.Wow, that's lucky. Still, Naka needs to stay alive, if only for more interactions with Harder.
>>38323660So Greek trireme girls and Scandinavian longships when?
>>38323660SHE TOOK A FUCKING FOOTWIDE TO THE FUCKING HEAD/BRIDGE.TELL ME THAT CAN'T BE CONSIDERED VITAL DAMAGE AND I WILL PROCEED TO NOT BELIEVE YOU.
>>38323660>US SHIPS DON'T DIE TO NON-VITAL HITS, NOT EVEN IF THERE'S A LOT OF THEM. WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE IS, A JAPANESE CARRIER?
>>38322882I guess he was transferred because of trauma of losing every single friend he had in the Navy or something, although since both of them are gone now I can't ask. Still its a fun story I think. Since being dunk basically saved his life he always said "a little alcohol never hurt anybody". He was a fun old guy. Used to watch football games and cheer whenever they showed the cheerleaders "Look at them purties! Look at them purties!"
>>38323697Just remember, that if nothing, *nothing* else, US Battlewagons are fucking harder to kill that pretty much anything else ever.Except the Prinz Eugen.
>>38322812>A direct hit to the bridge – or the conning tower – her primary and backup rangefinders have been obliterated, as well as the pilothouse, the radio shack – everything. Were she a real vessel, a steel hull swarming with delicate humans; she'd be a flaming pyre now as the survivors conned her from deep inside the armored conning tower, or the backup positions in the sweltering and fume-filled engine room. The primary turret crews would seal their ventilation and dog their hatches, and with their own small rangefinders on each turret roof they would wage their own private battle on Local Control, alone in their tiny armored cells – fighting to the death in the rudderless hulk of their burning warship. >Just as Arizona does now, her eyes closed in silent endurance as she's buried under a storm of shot and shell – her guns still firing, firing, firing.Also belated but this entire post is fucking beautiful
>>38323760You're not taking on water to the bridge, nor is it a magazine to explode, you fucking retard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wucuqR5ceVQI'll just leave this here.
>>38323694What kind of trouble has Sammie gotten herself into?
>>38323760Bridge is vital to coordinated fighting and operations. It is not vital to 'staying afloat'
>>38323760>This is actually a plot point.>She's alive, yes... but not necessarily functional.>Arizona is currently in a coma, and now we're down a serious actual BB for the foreseeable future.
>>38323587>So normal ships are compatible with shipslut combat, it's just a matter of "we need every fucking hand on deck, especially since bento costs less than billeting an actual battleship?"BINGO! There's so many fucking abyssals swarming over the oceans now, and modern navies are fucking expensive and these battles are killing living, breathing human beings. As terrifying and... as much of an unsettling, unknown factor as the ship-girls are, their aid is very valuable, and when they started showing up on their own, they couldn't be turned away. The US has refrained from deliberately trying to summon them... but even their navy is being pushed to the limit, and small island nations like Japan just didn't have a goddamn choice.
>>38323795So ship girls can be decapitated without sinking?
>>38323798Are there any other bases with ship-girls?
>>38323735Harder's the only shipdude. Little fuckling is full of himself too. It's kinda funny to watch, but one of these days he's gonna piss someone off that's gonna wreck his damn world. which will also be funny to watch. >>38323749Relax, I just took some of the shit the nips gave ya. I reckon if i spat it back out with phlegm, it'd be napalm. it's aight. >>38323736What, singe i got posted with the skipper, or, like, in general, cos fuck that's a lot of stories.
>>38323798Are the Force Z shipgirls on active duty?
>>38323760Don't consider it damage that would catastrophically destroy or sink the ship.It would have made her next to impossible to command though. Think of it like going into shock because of sudden trauma.You're not dead (yet), and you might still be moving, acting, and fighting on pure instinct, but you've still taken a good hit to the noggin. Concussion at minimum.Draw a parallel to the ship. Primary rangefinders gone, primary helmsman and cic probably wrecked, so all the backups kick in. You loose performance, but you're still swinging.
>>38323798Tell us more about these corgis, planefag.
>>38323798Auxiliary shipgirl staff when?
>>38323791Officially? fucking none. Unofficially? lots. Girl's got a bad luck streak bigger than my dick, no fucking lie. She's capable i guess, and she wants to fight, but fuck man.
>>38323832Do you know if the wreckage of the "original" Arizona still in Pearl Harbor, or did it disappear when the Arizona shipgirl showed up?
>>38323798does this mean the Brits also didn't have a choice in the matter and began summoning everything the could?>>38323832>cos fuck that's a lot of stories.How about antics you've inflicted upon the new ladies in your life. There have to be less stories with them since they've been around a lot less time than your entire career.
>>38323642>So I was right, shipsluts have shipweight. Is that why we came over in a cargo plane?Partially. They seem to be spiritual beings first and foremost; their actual physical properties are... "indeterminate," in the words of Navy doctors who finally gave up. There's several good examples of this... indeterminism at>>38323658>Can we expect to see more Spanish American War ships/fleets? work in today's thread, in fact.And older. Los Angeles harbor was attacked by a torpedo ram and an ironclad battleship in the opening days of the war. The most consistent explanation for the abyssals is... well, I'd ask Hate about that, exactly; he thinks he's got it all figured out. Maybe he does.
>>38323733So do you just have them putter around the water near the base in case the worst happens, or what?>>38323798And with what you said about radar, that's a lot of suddenly-useless missiles to cut things down>>38323824Yes? They're girls, but they're also ships. planefag is even making a point to play that aspect up- with the ghost images of the proper hull, with the damage reports from places a human couldn't possibly have.
>>38323869>Kaiten Torpedoes with fairies.
>>38323798>Why can't the world just say "fuck the oceans" and use aircraft and land convoys for any trade. It's not like abyssals are attacking land targets, and their AA is very poor, of it even exists. Even if they do attack land targets they can only hit so far inland, and humans can just use shore batteries.
>>38323855>Ship girl gets decapitated by enemy fire>Fairies continue firing her turrets wildly in the general direction of the enemy
>>38323871>Girl's got a bad luck streak bigger than my dickBad luck how, and are you sure you ain't confusing Sammie for Willie here?
>>38323878>Brits summon entire Grand Fleet Circa January 1915BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES
>>38323798>small island nations like Japan just didn't have a goddamn choice.>small island nations>smallBritish shipsluts confirmed. Illustrious- and King George V-classes when?
>>38323894Because airplanes can't carry between 320 thousand and 550 thousand deadweight tons of crude oil in one go.
>>38323909>a situation in which the High Seas Fleet and Grand Fleet sail side-by-sideGLORIOUS
>>38323832What do you think is the explanation for the abyssals?
>>38323894Do you know how much of humanity lives near the coast?I don't but it's probably a metric fuckload>>38323880I also figured that they'd be at 'full' weight only when they had the outfit summoned, though I imagine they can only pull those from the aether at a port or something.
>>38323920Is oil the only issue you see with this plan? Trade would have to falter significantly, but people could adjust in 10-20 years.
>>38323734magicalrealm.jpg, that's a Yes>>38323697>>38323760These points are important - and if there hadn't been confusion over who was sinking, you'd simply be asking me how-the-fuck. Well, here's how-the-fuck: battleships were some TOUGH motherfuckers:>A direct hit to the bridge – or the conning tower – her primary and backup rangefinders have been obliterated, as well as the pilothouse, the radio shack – everything. Were she a real vessel, a steel hull swarming with delicate humans; she'd be a flaming pyre now as the survivors conned her from deep inside the armored conning tower, or the backup positions in the sweltering and fume-filled engine room. The primary turret crews would seal their ventilation and dog their hatches, and with their own small rangefinders on each turret roof they would wage their own private battle on Local Control, alone in their tiny armored cells – fighting to the death in the rudderless hulk of their burning warship. This is an exact description of how battleships were designed to function - and fight - and KEEP fighting, despite catastrophic damage. If the enemy cannot penetrate your primary armor belt; guarding the most vital parts of your ship, they cannot truly put you out of action....
Great White Fleet when?
>>38323877No clue. We weren't at pearl that long, and they sent me to MCBH to draw gear before coming to this damn place. I didn't get to see shit. I ain't heard anything, so maybe it's still there? >>38323878Nothin, really. Sammie's aight, I kinda like the kid. She's belligerent as fuck. Willie D's emo as fuck, so I try to do shit to keep her from bringin me down with that bullshit, but it ain't worked. GIrl scares easy, but just starts crying. Sammie'll set after ya. I'm waitin to fuck with the japs, that ougghta be hilarious. >>38323881Kinda-sorta. The little retards kinda just dick about in the harbor. and follow me. and sammie. and willie somtimes, but i guess she's not interesting enough for them. plus there's usually 5-6 off getting into something they fucking shouldn't be, and that's when I gotta go fucking deal with them.
>>38316662So what about upgrades? Could Arizona now get refitted with better secondaries? Or is a shipslut stuck in the last configuration the ship itself existed in?
>>38323785I see your kongou dess and raise youhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUYuPdleZrU>>38323894pffftt hahahahahahaha
>>38323970How many corgis are there?
>>38323921>Bayerns and Queen Lizzies sailing side by side in fast battleline>Hipper's and Beatty's old squadrons chasing down Abyssal cruisers in one of the most broken teamups in naval history
>>38323996Oh god my heart.
>>38323907Yeah, my fuckin bad. Sammie's... I ain't even got the words to describe the kid, man. she'da been a hell of a marine. >>38323942Unofficially? They're pissed off. Weapons are meant to be used, and most of 'em weren't, or met bullshit ends. Kinda surprised the nips don't have more of 'em, given how bad they got their shit kicked in back then.
>>38323991Considering Japanese ships get a bunch of Kai and Kai 2 upgrade that didn't exactly exist...
>>38323970About the Willie D and Sammie B thing. Is that pretty much standard practice in the USN and USMC for shipgirls when the ship that spawned them was named for a dude?
>>38324005Too fucking many. I swear the hyperactive little fucks are multiplying. the skipper says we've got, like, fucking 30 or something. I don't fucking know, I didn't count.
>>38323953A battleship must protect the following:1. Boilers and engine rooms; the crucial machinery spaces.2. Conning tower; where the command staff, the fire-control computers and all that vital stuff is. 3. Turrets and their magazines.You can SHRED a battleship to pieces, smash her superstructure, leave her a burning wreck - but if you can't penetrate her belt, you can't cause much crucial flooding. And if you can't knock out her turrets, she'll keep firing. You CAN smash the primary rangefinders and put a shell into the bridge - the chances of taking a direct hit up there were rather low, so most captains preferred to stay on the bridge for the much better visibility rather than peek out the tiny view-slits in the conning tower (which was usually so heavily armored that NOTHING could get through it.) Need be, you could steer from the aft steering position, a tiny back-up wheel near the engine room.The rangefinders are most important; and yet they're also exposed and very hard to protect. But even after the primaries are smashed, each turret had its own backups; smaller and not as accurate... unless you've already engaged the enemy very closely. (Except for the brits who put their primary rangefinders on their turrets like retards.) Battleships were hard to fucking kill; and few were as well armored as the USS Arizona.
>>38323953If you though that the old battle ships where tough Fap Angel, wait till they start to roll out the new generation Battleships. This will likely to happen now that the china as that super Aircraft carrier buster missile system. A battleship will have to tough enough to shrug off those kind of missiles and still fight.
>>38323970Have they seen any action yet? Where the hell did they even first pop up?>>38324027glorious nippon bias>>38324020So, you figure that's why the Iowa popped up? Museum life just not a dignified-enough end?
>>38324039what, what we call 'em? dude, there is no standard practice. this shit weirds most people right the fuck out. We're pretty much making it up as we go along, here.
>>38323760Later US battleships incorporated an armored "raft" design, in which the central citadel retained enough buoyancy to keep the rest of the ship afloat were the hull breached. This meant that they could take astounding amounts of damage, yet keep floating.They might not be going anywhere fast, but they're floating.
>>38324059>>38324059>China>being effective at naval war>ever>posing a threat to the world's greatest Navy for the past seventy years>believing filthy chink propogandaDude. Dude, what?
>>38324070Other than pullin Harder out the water, nah. PT boats ain't do so well against battlegroups, ya know? And which Iowa? 61? Cos, man, some things I ain't fuckin drunk enough to talk about, and she's one of 'em
>>38324059>A battleship will have to tough enough to shrug off those kind of missiles and still fight.That will probably translate into more active defenses though. Bristling with CIWS and defensive missiles, means to defeat or misdirect detection or acquisition, fucking lasers or whatever, that sort of thing.
>>38324020>Kinda surprised the nips don't have more of 'em, given how bad they got their shit kicked in back then.Maybe it's because, despite how badly the IJN got their shit wrecked, the vast majority of them died in battle?
>>38324059>new generation BattleshipsKeep dreaming.
>>38324102...oh, I learned something new today.
>>38324133So how do Ship girls and Abyssals of different ages interact if they both were in commission at the same time?Do they act like they were in the prime, or will they interact in combat like they would of when they both were afloat as ships?
>>38324133Cpl, which lovely USN Lady are you looking forward to joining you all and balancing the numbers against the Japs running around your base?
>>38324052Hate, can you imagine Abyss Corgis?
>>38324133Something happened with BB-61 didn't it?Oh God, I'm not sure I want to know.
>>38324059Fluffjust stopjust stop talking
>>38324059Honestly, I highly doubt it, though I wish you were right.I see one of two options in the future.The first is a much higher focus on point defense. Either through lasers or a fuckton of networked VLS cells, (I'm talking a ship that's stem to stern packed with missiles) the goal will be to block what's coming in rather than tanking a hit.The second is a focus on disrupting the kill-chain. With then DF-21 especially, it's not just point and shoot, there's a lot of vulnerable steps in between.
>>38323853>>38323878Britbongs have been actively summoning anything they can - they're desperate; and the EU is even more desperate (even the French are helping HON HON HON) because of the incipient hit to their economy should international shipping be fucked up any more. The Italians are hovering between wanting their shipgirls back for Reasons and fearing they'll come back as abyssals. Nobody's actually summoned a shipgirl yet only to meet an abyssal, but nobody can say it's impossible, either. >>38323894>Why can't the world just say "fuck the oceans" and use aircraft and land convoys for any trade.Ten thousand merchant mariners are laughing at you right now. You might want to go visit a museum ship, if you can - make it a freighter. You'll learn. You'll learn fucking fast. Ships are the absoute cheapest way to move a fuck-ton of cargo long distance - NOTHING comes as close to being as cost-effective.>>38323951>Is oil the only issue you see with this plan? Trade would have to falter significantly, but people could adjust in 10-20 years.dudedude go google "container ship" right now>>38323991Next thread they're going to be retrofittd with newer radar sets. That... is going to be... fun. >>38324059>the missile knows
>>38324192>Abyssal corgis>Shiny black scales instead of fur. Glowing eyes. More teeth.>Still same derpy look.
>>38324070It's not really nippon bias, Bismark has three whole upgrades. Allied ships aren't even in the game.
>>38324230>Britbongs have been actively summoning anything they canRULE BRITANNIA
>>38324179Holy shit dude, be easy, I'm fucking getting drunk over here. you mean how would they fuckin do against each other if they'd have been able to fight as ships? cos if you do, I mean, shit, that's the skipper's department, not mine. >>38324191No comment dude. >>38324192Given what we've seen, they'd probably be bigassed fucking shepards or rots or pitties or dobies or something. Probably well behaved and vicious as fuck. wonder if I can fucking trade. little fuzzy fuckballs. >>38324194Like I said, ain't drunk enough.
>>38324230What kind of delightful ladies have the Brits summoned?Did the French summon the Surcouf?
>>38324218>With then DF-21 especially,OH YES THE DINGDONGLET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE AUTOMAGICAL CHINK MAGIC WAND THE DINGDONG WHICH SOMEHOW FINDS TARGETS WITH THE *NO SATELLITES* THOSE YELLOW FUCKS WOULD HAVE AFTER THE FIRST THIRTY MINUTES OF OUR WARSHOT DOWNBY THE SAME MISSILESTHAT WOULD THEN SHOOT DOWN THE FUCKING DINGDONGSSM-3 MASTER RACE hate why did you take the weak stuff and leave me the uzo fuk u>plus there's usually 5-6 off getting into something they fucking shouldn't beSO THEY REALLY *ARE* DEVIL DOGS AH ha ha ha shit
>>38324258>Allied ships aren't even in the gameSomeone hasn't looked at the Abyssal fighter names or the fact that their weapons are measured in inches
>>38324020Oh god. That means every ship scrapped might come back as abyssals.
>>38324052Do you tell them to get their hands out of their pockets?
>>38324230The closest people have ever gotten to rivaling maritime ships in cost-effective capacity, range, and speed of delivery is with locomotives, and - if you squint really hard - pipelines.I'm guessing anyone who owned stock in a rail or pipeline company hit the jackpot when the abyssals showed up?