I had just recently got a pcl dhonburi. I read about 15 threads about the dhonburi and most said it is a waste of money. I thought about and got it anyways. My first battle I wasn't sure about its performance so on the 5 support slots i put:
- 2 reps (lvl 60+ )
- 3 engies ( lvl 60+ )
This will reduce your speed by 1 knt ( really depends on crew weight ). If you want a high OH speed go with the CV power plant VI-Heavy. This will gave me 42 OH speed. If you use the engine already equiped i got 38 knts OH ( still al depends on crew). For actual ship setup for speed put:
- 0.2 deck
- 0.2 belt
- 10 bulge ( will reduce speed to 40 on OH ). Try 7 if you want speed.
- 8 bulkhead
Gameplay: So since you are in a pcl you defenitly dont have the range to reach BBs obviously( except for the rushing ones ) you should just mainly support you BBs. Position yourself right behind a BB ( choose a BB to support ) shoot at the rushing CLs and DDs and maybe a rushing CA/BB. Just stay back for a bit. After then the enemy BB line will get weak or if you just see an oppurtunity to rush, Take it. When you rush BBs will ignore you and since you are small and a lot of BBs will have bad spread ( just be careful of montanas and high lvl UK BBs, they have really tight block shots ). Your also small enough that it will be really easy to dodge a sub torpedo. In all its really easy to survive a trip in the middle. Once to reach the weak BB line your priorities should be killing AAW because in almost all matches I play theres all ways a moltke AAW. I would kill of the rest of the CVs, DDs, CLs, CAs and if theres still BBs alive act as a scout and get a few shots of at distance but dont travel in a straight line because if you do a large zig zag and keep on firing it seems BB players have trouble finding the angles so they cant kill you. All in all I think that if your a bit down and want to have a bit of fun get in a pcl. There quite fun. My first game in this ship made my day. If you know how to play it it isn't a waste of your money.
Pls post comments on how the guide was. I know it doesn't have any pictures i'm sry for that but it is my first guide. I am open to all advice etc. I'll most likely add more guides as i play nf more