So, I transferred from the EU server to here to keep playing NF, and decided to continue my IJN BB line. I had to create new supports for the lvl 68 Fuso BO because my last ones were bad for some reason, can't remember why as it's been a while since I last played actively, not counting the days after the transfer over here. There wouldn't be any problems otherwise, but my main gunners are over the 60 lvl level cap in Blitz, and I wouldn't want to go into a GB with a Mogami '38. I have a second set of gunners made to help my 2nd CV BO get the Oyodo, but soon they can't be used in Blitz either and I'm planning on to get him to the Oyodo with them.
What would be the best way for me to level the supports? I have a SS BO coming up and I plan to skip the Vickers L3 in some way, so I could use that to level up the supports but I want to use guns on the Sima as well taking up 2 "free" crew slots, and the only "usable" blitz gunners are the AA gunners still classed as arm. sailors until lvl 62, and therefore they can't use any better guns than the 5.5" Type 3 duals.
Would the Asama be a good crew leveling ship without the AA gunners? I could use my main CV BO to use it, not to level the BB BO and make the gap between him and the supports bigger. I've used it on the EU server as an AA ship with the 5" Type 89 dual AA guns, but I don't have any idea can it be used as an effective AA ship without them, and the max CV cap here seems to be 6 per GB, compared to 8 per GB what the EU server had. Is being an AA ship even a good idea with the all the FW CVs (I heard that there were many of them) or the Emdens and Moltkes (not sure if they're as popular leveling/credit grinding ships here as they were in EU) killing all the planes?
Also, I'm not sure if I posted this on the correct forum section, but since my question is about IJN, I don't see why it wouldn't be. Thanks in advance.