Let me tell you a tale of the most impressive shipgirls of all this event, proving that being lvl1 is no hindrance for A-ranking the E3 boss(on easy). Who says Fusou and Yamashiro are unlucky, they battled their way to the boss, with no air support from the landbase, nor any other expedition support. Friend fleet helped quite a bit tho, since I was not using Warspite myself anymore, she was kind enough to show up in FF, telling me that she would not support the FF, but delivering a nice attack all the same, what a swell lady.
Next a combined fleet with an even lower overall lvl also made it to the boss, led by Akitsumari equipped only with AA planes, I thought this mission was screwed when I noticed that I had neglected to re-equip flagship with FleetCommandFacility, but somehow they made it by seemingly using the escort fleet as a shield rather than acting as the main fleet. All though it should be mentioned that in both node G and K it was thanks to swift action and decisive strike from Chiyoda(CVL) that kept the main fleet from being easy pickings for the abyssal flagships. I was quite amazed also to see that my slapped together support expedition fleets both triggered, even if they only aided minimal help.
Boss fight was quite a pyrrhic battle as could be expected, even the friend fleet was only a minimal one led by Grecal, I was awaiting a C or maybe even D rank, but by some miracle my amazing underleveld shipgirls had managed to secure an A-rank. Not only that, they managed to save Tokitsukaze on what would be my last sortie, what an amazing event!
To all my fellow admirals, a toast to the end of the event, I hope it was a good one for you all, cheers.