Once I realise I’m shooting at a Scharnhorst I usually look for another target. Don’t want to spend all game hitting and looking at 94% crew the entire time and then finding at the end I get next to zero reward due to doing ‘no damage.’
Locked onto a target in a murky, misty game a few days ago; fired a salvo based on estimated relative speed, then another once I’d got the lead marker; was about to fire a third when the first salvo landed, revealing a Scharnhorst. As I was in an 8” cruiser (Mogami, w/ AP round) I started looking for a better target, but before I found one the second salvo landed and detonated the Scharnhorst’s ammo. You don’t see that every day. Couldn’t believe it; that has to be a 1-in-10,000 shot - and by ‘shot’ I mean the entire salvo.
Yesterday I killed 2 in one game, but that was on an open ocean map and they happened to sail into long lance salvoes. ‘Can be killed by long lance’ =/= ‘not OP.’
Been playing cruisers recently, so not really had chance to try the BB calibre HE ‘exploit.’