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Admiral Scheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Scn 4... - 9/8/2021 11:23:32 AM   
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I have just started a campaign game with Deaniks ( Dean) . 2 day turns PBEM. Scn 42 Empire - No CV at PH.

I thought it would be interesting to write a AAR about just one ship in this case it will be the surface raider Admiral Sheer commanded by Cpt.Theodore Krancke.

The Indian Ocean has always been a bit too safe for the allies... in AE.

Here is the opening position where AS and support ships has evaded the British so far and is awaiting orders from Berlin regarding its future actions against the allies in the Indian Ocean in particular. This ship is part of a wider deployment of MG units that will appear during the game, including some historical bases / U Boats and few aircraft.

The British in particular have plenty of surface units that would like to try and engage this ship as soon as possible. So we have to be careful. Because of the high ammunition usage for surface raiders (causing sudden disengagements) and the availability of support ships I have pimped up this ship slightly (ammo/TT). Also allowed higher cruising speed in general for modern BC and CB.

I thought it would be interesting to see how it goes. Hope some of you will join me for this adventure with the Kreigsmarine.








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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/8/2021 2:10:54 PM   
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Interesting mod, but my teutonic sense of order forces me to point out a few spelling mistakes - "Scheer" not "Sheer", "Deutschland" not "Deutchland" and "Krancke T." instead of "Araki H."

Btw, IRL Krancke left Scheer in June 1941 after a promotion to Rear Admiral and to a desk job, new skipper was Capt. Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken.


Oh, and "Oerlikon" instead of Oerikion".

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/8/2021 2:50:52 PM   
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OK and thanks - well pointed out. I will make a note of this for a future patch. Lucky in the alternate history Krancke stayed on :)

BTW the appointed leader when you go to the TF its commanded by Krancke. I do not know why it picks a Japanese commander for the ship when you go to that screen see below??? I am sure I selected K for the TF?

Tks for the interest to follow up.







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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/8/2021 2:54:04 PM   
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Do you think name changes will work if patched while game in progress?

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/9/2021 3:59:10 PM   
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7 - 8Th Dec.
We are advised to head South and look toward the DEI.


Until we see a bit more of the RN it is not good to be within recon range ... Hopefully they will waste units to look for us.
Even that is useful.








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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 3:03:29 PM   
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OK Dec 14th Night - First Victim a nice TK .






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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 3:05:35 PM   
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The next moves Dec 15-16th 1941




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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 3:06:38 PM   
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Strange - You would think at 5000 yds we would use the 5.9 inch guns but we used TT and 11.1 inch. Also 4.1 inch AA - which we should not use at all....


At the bottom of the screen is AMC Thor

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 6:41:43 PM   
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Her sister ship was defeated by a force of British cruisers. It will be interesting to see if she runs up against the Boise and Houston.


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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 7:13:13 PM   
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Can we see a screen shot of her support TF?


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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 8:59:58 PM   
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Yes Ok next turn there is one AO and the other is AMC operating as a separate raider.

I will also post the ammo situation

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 9:00:48 PM   
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OK more action coming




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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 9:02:40 PM   
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And more - knew this would be a good spot for hunting - Got to watch out for the Dutch !




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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/14/2021 9:03:55 PM   
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DEC 17TH

And we stop short of more booty - here are the planned moves.

We have been joined by 3 SS.

Then we move away to meet the oiler.

Just hope there are not big surface units ahead.





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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 8:50:02 PM   
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The next day everything starts in a very promising way. But disaster is looming.




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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 8:52:06 PM   
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Firstly the large allied TF searching for Scheer find the oiler !

(no idea what causes the graphics issue)




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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 8:56:34 PM   
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The end 4 modest bomb hits - two on the belt - thought i would get to run away then the last trips the Magazine - no survivors . "Somthing bloody wrong with my ships today..."




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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 9:00:45 PM   
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That is pretty weak armour for a 500lb GP bomb to penetrate and explode the magazine.

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 9:10:24 PM   
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According to Wiki only about 40mm deck armour?
I had the stats as 40mm deck and allow 10% or slightly more durability as a modern design in my mods. So was 70 instead of potentially 60 - did not help.

Other mods are similar - or worse stats. Thanks for commenting.

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 9:12:54 PM   
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Deck armour may not be uniform, there may be more armour over the really vital areas but that is hard to model in this game.

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 9:19:03 PM   
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well us I did think that that is one reason I give modern design ships higher Durability than stock calculations. Could not really find anywhere to suggest a higher rating would be in order for the deck. It does seem pretty light to me as well...

Please note was hit by one bomb before that started a fire beforehand - can fires trigger Magazine explosions even if further hits do not??

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 9:50:47 PM   
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Yes the fires can trigger the Magazine explosions but if the bomb hits and it states Magazine explosion, it probably hit the Chief Petty Officers girly magazine stash and they were just so hot . . .

You may see a message about flooding the magazine due to fires.

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/15/2021 11:38:44 PM   
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well us I did think that that is one reason I give modern design ships higher Durability than stock calculations. Could not really find anywhere to suggest a higher rating would be in order for the deck. It does seem pretty light to me as well...

Please note was hit by one bomb before that started a fire beforehand - can fires trigger Magazine explosions even if further hits do not??

Please... The German Pocket Battleships were efforts to put battleship caliber guns on a heavy cruiser displacement of 10,000 tons. The 11 inch gun was chosen to give more guns than a 15 inch gun would allow as the expected scenario was to outrun capital ships and out-gun cruisers. They did not have a good DP gun for secondary so they went with the WWI design of a 5.9" secondary armament and a 4.1" heavy AA. So the Germans had to sacrifice armour for the gun power they wanted. They thought their side armour would keep out 6" shells but at the River Plate battle they found it was not so. It is no surprise the deck armour could not cope with a 500 lb SAP bomb. Even with the light deck armour, the Germans had to remove/not install the armoured conning tower to improve seaworthiness. Too much gun, not enough protection.

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/16/2021 2:03:26 AM   
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I really liked the premise. Very unique!

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/16/2021 2:16:49 PM   
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well us I did think that that is one reason I give modern design ships higher Durability than stock calculations. Could not really find anywhere to suggest a higher rating would be in order for the deck. It does seem pretty light to me as well...

Please note was hit by one bomb before that started a fire beforehand - can fires trigger Magazine explosions even if further hits do not??

Please... The German Pocket Battleships were efforts to put battleship caliber guns on a heavy cruiser displacement of 10,000 tons. The 11 inch gun was chosen to give more guns than a 15 inch gun would allow as the expected scenario was to outrun capital ships and out-gun cruisers. They did not have a good DP gun for secondary so they went with the WWI design of a 5.9" secondary armament and a 4.1" heavy AA. So the Germans had to sacrifice armour for the gun power they wanted. They thought their side armour would keep out 6" shells but at the River Plate battle they found it was not so. It is no surprise the deck armour could not cope with a 500 lb SAP bomb. Even with the light deck armour, the Germans had to remove/not install the armoured conning tower to improve seaworthiness. Too much gun, not enough protection.


Too much top, not enough bottom. Just like some people who are enhanced but just don't look right.

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RE: Admiral Sheer - Raider In the Indian Ocean AAR - Sc... - 9/16/2021 4:07:02 PM   
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I know of one top-heavy lady who was all natural - but she had to have a surgical reduction because it was causing back issues. She is still the loveliest mom I know.

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