Battle of Jutland, May 31, 1916
The Battlecruiser forces are involved simultaneously in a separate action about 20 miles to the south.
The most interesting aspect of this picture is the station keeping of the supporting ships.
5 British DD flotillas(F) are assembled and ready to make torpedo runs if needed.
Three cruiser squadrons(G) are being held in reserve. Due to the visibility, these ships cannot be seen by the German player.
On the German side,
the 4th Scouting Group(j) is assembled and ready to attack if needed.
The II Battle Squadron(k) is keeping its distance in the rear.
The magenta sector shows what is in the field of vision of 4BS in looking to the ESE.
The battle line of the High Seas Fleet is in the background. The III Battle Squadron is led by Konig(e). She has just shot a 7 gun salvo. You can see barrel smoke(f) drifting down the German line. The last 3 ships of the VI Division(g) are on fire. Prinzregent Luitpold(h) has just been straddled. The lead ships of the I Battle Squadron(i) are at the right.
In the game and scrolling this view, you can see 39 BBs, 5 CLs, and 5 DD Flotillas; a total of 78 ships. Because of the haze, you cannot now see the light forces behind the German line.
The corresponding battle events show that British armour is being penetrated at these ranges. We also note that our light forces are launching torpedoes. Although we know of straddling, hitting, and slowing the enemy, we don't get enough information to really know how badly they are being hurt. It is easy to be concerned by the damage we see being done to our own ships. We are also getting simultaneous reports from the battle cruisers currently involved about 20 miles to the South.
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