"Thanks Gjs because i have been missing like crazy with them @ 34 and now 35-36
are ok :D"
I'm glad I could help :)
Also I'm withholding full judgement on what I think of the actual AA balance so until
my gunners gain at least another 30ish levels or reload cap so its closer to what I'm
used to for other nations, but my initial impression is that SN AA is maybe a hair
better then USN (mostly equal)but not as nearly as good as IJN, KM, or MN.
Following is more of an "on paper" assessment.
It seems very similar to USN actually, tight "block" groupings but fairly short range
and not very good reload. TBH I think that most players are going to not run AA on
bb3456 in favor of extra engies and reps, but the 3.9" minizini is basically a usn 5/38
with crappier damage(55 damage SN vs 81 damage USN), and the 5.1 SD-2 is like a
km40 with horrible (more then double) reload, or a USN 6"D with slightly better
reload and a lot less damage.
Frankly I wouldn't use either of them on a BB unless the minizini gets a damage buff
to at least bring it up to usn 3/70 level(70 per shell instead of the current 55), but if I
had to pick one to use it would be the 5.1 SD-2 I guess (mostly just useful for killing
scouts, you are unlikely to bring down a bomber wave until its too late or lucky
enough to be against a horrible CV driver).
The 6" are also an unrealistic option due to the incredibly long reload time, they are
very similar to the usn 6" in terms of reload (read as: they suck), and on top of that
only do 105 damage instead of 144.
Basically my opinion so far of SN AA isn't a very good one, and I will almost certainly
go for an extra 2 supports at BB3/4/5 level. I suppose I will give it some time to see
if it gets better at reload cap though.