Is it a sound strategy to, perhaps, start-out in the IJN with an AA-crew? Given that the AAW stat is disabled, the default AA-gunners are pretty much useless, correct? I was thinking of using the default BO and support crew to create an escort for a then-to-be-levelled battleship. However, if I start-out levelling quad elite-reload gunners simultaneously (in tandem with the BO and supports of the default crew), will I run into problems not having the ability to use conventional, higher level guns later on (given that, being IJN, i'll have to delay-class these gunners as long as possible)?
I was just thinking that a Mogami(1938), armed with a combination of 6-inch (R) and 4.7-inch (T-slot) artillery, would prove quite useful in even the GB arena (at least, where AA is concerned). I just wanted to be sure that the developing crew (delay-classed, armament sailors until levelled to Yamato) would not be too difficult to grind with with. If so, I could begin levelling my battleship gunners in tandem, although don't want to knock them out of the blitz arena before my battleship BO can make it to Kongo.