Main battle fleet if carrier focus. Mines have powerful effects, and the AI currently pays little attention to mines. Such destroyers can be economically produced in high numbers, providing high escort efficiency and screening efficiency to minimise the damage done to convoys. Less than four carriers requires an uneconomical use of support ships and screening vessels ~ Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher. As one fleet goes in to repair training damage, sail the other out. From the one I think is the weakest to the strongest. Typically Ill drop 3-5 convoys before losing a sub and disengaging (enemy planes still hurt). 57 Battlecrusier 2s. It is divided among task forces, fleets and theaters. Subs still want to be on their own convoy raiding. For my fleet comp, I focused a lot on carriers and heavy cruisers, since battleships were limited by the naval treaty. But really I think the thing to understand is that the naval game has fundamentally changed; it's now less defeating enemy fleets and more securing "territory". You actually need to build convoys and ships to defend them properly, in a grinding war of attrition as serious as any front line land warfare. In my game I didn't really see any decisive naval battles against italy or germany, it was like I just nicked their navy to death. yeah, superstack, cause sadly thats what the AI does, and be sure to have lots of land based fighters and naval bombers over the sea lanes you are fighting for..I cant believe they allowed the superstack, very lazy of them. It will be divided into different chapters for a clearer explanation and understanding. So far, the only naval war I've fought was with Japan and I crushed them completely. There is no best fleet composition for HOI4 it completely depends on where you are fighting in the ocean. The Carrier fleet which has 4 Carriers paired with 6 Destroyers and 2 Light and Heavy Cruisers and a Battlecruiser. My sub fleets are just death stacks of submarines where I just make infinite subs and assign them to fleets. Japan stupidly suicided 2 unprotected battleships into the teeth of my air wings in the first month of the war and their naval effort went downhill from there. Part intended for players who don't know anything at all about naval gameplay, step by step. Convoy raiding is becoming a new front in the war, as serious as any land front. Mines increase the risks of accidents, reduce naval invasion, increase naval supremacy of an area and reduce naval speed by a lot (which has a ton of consequences). Why would you use subs in a main battle fleet? cause i see you prefer 2 BB plus 8CL and patrol CL plus DD so what the role for CA? 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