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This blog contains strategies and compositions used in Summer 2017 Event. This road map will be updated as I progress further into the event.

All maps are cleared on Hard mode without support expedition unless stated otherwise.

E1

There is no complicated strategy here. Depending on how opening anti-sub strikes one has at his disposal, the first slot can be tuned for easier preboss in exchange for a slightly tougher boss fight. Weak/Dupe CLTs can be deployed here. No other map will require opening anti-sub so go crazy. Summer 2017 Event E-1 Map

I-J-G-D-Boss
1CL(T), 1CVL, 1(F)BB(V), 2DD, 1CL
Fleet arrangement
Anti-submarine slot Secondary surface killer slot
Air team slot
Primary surface killer slot
Anti-submarine slot
Anti-submarine slot
Anti-submarine slot
Information
  • DE can be used instead of DD but their low armor will prove to be problematic preboss.
  • New depth charge combo (Sonar + old DC projector + new DC) has unknown damage bonus and might in fact be weaker than traditional Sonar + old DC projector setup. Use it at your own discretion.
  • Saiun is absolutely necessary for LoS check.
  • The main surface threat at boss is the CVL, a strong surface killer should be placed before or in the 4th slot. The arrangement of all other slots are flexible, though it is wise to let ships with weak anti-sub capability (CVL, surface CLT, etc.) strike first for some scratch damage.
Sample fleet
CLT Kitakami Kai 058 Battle 37 Sonar Type 4 Passive Sonar
Torpedo Type A Kouhyouteki
Hiyou Kai 95 BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 53 (Iwamoto Squadron)
YellowPlane Saiun
Hyuuga Kai 96 RedGunHeavy Prototype 41cm Triple Gun Mount
RedGunHeavy 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.7
RedAmmo Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Asashimo Kai 88 Sonar Type 4 Passive Sonar
DepthCharge Type 3 Depth Charge Projector
DepthCharge Type 2 Depth Charge
Libeccio Kai 81 Sonar Type 4 Passive Sonar
Sonar Type 4 Passive Sonar
DepthCharge Type 3 Depth Charge Projector
Isuzu Kai Ni 88 Sonar Type 4 Passive Sonar
DepthCharge Type 95 Depth Charge
DepthCharge Type 3 Depth Charge Projector

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 58
eLoS: 30.65

E2

Shortcut is recommended but not required. It is possible to defeat E2H boss without taking the shortcut. Summer 2017 Event E-2 Map

A-C-F-J-L-Boss
1FBB, 1CV, 1fCVL, 2DD, 1CL
A-C-F-J-L-K-Boss
1FBB, 1CV, 1fCVL, 2DD, 1CA(V)
1FBB, 1CV, 1fCVL, 2DD, 1CLT
Fleet arrangement
Primary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot Air team slot
Escort killer slot Air team slot
Secondary boss killer slot
AACI slot
Primary boss killer slot
Information
  • First slot is recommended to be the FBB as this should be the only ship in your fleet that can disable Ne-class, Nu-class, Tsu-class reliably during day battle, without sacrificing first turn advantage of night battle.
  • A minimum of 260 fighter power is necessary for Hard mode. If an Italian CA is committed to this map, seaplane fighter can be deployed in tandem with Saiun to negate T-red at boss (albeit it is trivial to S-rank boss even under T-red).
  • Akizuki-class can be used for AACI in both E-2 and E-3. Don't hesitate to use them.
  • One sonar will be sufficient against node C as there are only three subs there. This is an optional equipment for the non-Akizuki-class DD.
Sample fleet

For last dance, consider replacing CL with CA for more firepower and survivability (longer route)

Bismarck Drei 98 RedGunHeavy 38cm Twin Gun Mount Kai
RedGunHeavy 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.7
RedAmmo Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Hiryuu Kai Ni 98 BluePlane Ryuusei (601 Air Group)
BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Tomonaga Squadron)
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 53 (Iwamoto Squadron)
GreenPlane Reppuu (601 Air Group)
Zuihou Kai 98 BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
GreenPlane Re.2005 Kai
GreenPlane Reppuu (601 Air Group)
Sendai Kai Ni 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)
Akizuki Kai 98 GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Radar Type 13 Air Radar Kai
Ayanami Kai Ni 96 Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Sonar Type 4 Passive Sonar

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 152
eLoS: 44.69

E3

This map has two phases and shares the same ship lock with E2. Summer 2017 Event E-3 Map

TP phase

A-C-D-E-F-I-K-Boss
2CAV, 4DD -- 1CL, 2CA, 3DD
Fleet arrangement (Primary)
Air team slot
Air team slot
AACI slot
Drum carrier
Drum carrier
Drum carrier
Fleet arrangement (Escort)
Mandatory light cruiser slot
Primary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Information
  • For Hard mode 160-170 fighter power is required to maintain Air Parity preboss. This means turning one of the CAVs into seaplane fighter mule for this purpose. Air Parity greatly reduces airstrike damage and greatly increases the fleet's survival. Fast AV (Chitose-class) can be used as seaplane mule instead of CAV for this purpose.
  • If Air Parity cannot be achieved (not enough seaplane fighters), one might op for Air Denial (around 80 fighter power) and bring more AA equipment to compensate.
  • DDs using HA guns provide significantly more air defense than torpedoes though it might be desirable to use maximize torp damage in last dance or when facing hell balls Na-class.
Sample fleet
Mikuma Kai 98 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium SKC34 20.3cm Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Seaplane Fighter Icon Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai
CAV Mogami Kai 073 Battle 97 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium SKC34 20.3cm Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Seaplane Fighter Icon Kyoufuu Kai
Akizuki Kai 98 GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Radar Type 13 Air Radar Kai
Fubuki Kai Ni 93 Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Kiyoshimo Kai 82 Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Yayoi Kai 88 Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 0
eLoS: 24.46

Sendai Kai Ni 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)
Nachi Kai Ni 98 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
GreenGunMG Bofors 40mm Quadruple Autocannon Mount
Ashigara Kai Ni 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
GreenGunMG Bofors 40mm Quadruple Autocannon Mount
DD Inazuma Kai 237 Battle 126 GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Akatsuki Kai Ni 93 GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Ayanami Kai Ni 96 GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 0
eLoS: 30.55

HP phase

The fleet below is a carrier task force.

A-C-D-E-H-N-Boss
A-C-D-E-H-M-Boss
1FBB, Souryuu, Hiryuu, 2CA(V), 1DD -- 1CLT, 2CA, 1CL, 2DD
Kongou-class, 2CV, 2CA(V), 1DD -- 1CLT, 2CA, 1CL, 2DD
Fleet arrangement (Primary)
Primary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot Air team slot
Secondary boss killer slot Air team slot
Escort killer slot Air team slot
Supp slot Air team slot
AACI slot
Fleet arrangement (Escort)
Primary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Support slot
Information
  • There are up to four heavy targets at boss and it is necessary to bring at least five boss killers. Please note that CAs using DA setup cannot kill CA-hime reliably in yasen and thus they are considered "Secondary boss killer" for this battle. This also holds true for Kiso's and all CL's DA. Only torpedo CI ships and Ooi/KTKM using DA setup can be considered "Primary boss killer".
  • While Hiryuu and Souryuu enjoys bonus shelling damage versus boss in this map. They are extremely vulnerable and can rarely do anything. Consider having one of them in flagship slot to increase her survival chance.
  • At least 350 fighter power is necessary to maintain AS throughout the map on Hard mode. One CAV from first fleet can be sacrificed as seaplane mule in order to bring Saiun while maintaining two-attack-slot policy for carriers.
  • Use boss support on LD, those hell balls are evil.
Sample fleet
Hiryuu Kai Ni 98 BluePlane Ryuusei (601 Air Group)
BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Tomonaga Squadron)
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 53 (Iwamoto Squadron)
Ap c Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
Bismarck Drei 98 RedGunHeavy 38cm Twin Gun Mount Kai
RedGunHeavy 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.7
RedAmmo Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Souryuu Kai Ni 99 BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
GreenPlane Re.2005 Kai
YellowPlane Saiun (Eastern Caroline Air Group)
Mikuma Kai 98 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium SKC34 20.3cm Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Seaplane Fighter Icon Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter
CAV Mogami Kai 073 Battle 98 Seaplane Fighter Icon Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai
Seaplane Fighter Icon Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai
Seaplane Fighter Icon Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter
Seaplane Fighter Icon Kyoufuu Kai
Akizuki Kai 98 GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Radar Type 13 Air Radar Kai

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 120
eLoS: 70.25

Kiso Kai Ni 99 Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo Type A Kouhyouteki
Nachi Kai Ni 98 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Radar FuMO25 Radar
Ashigara Kai Ni 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Radar FuMO25 Radar
DD Inazuma Kai 237 Battle 126 Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Ayanami Kai Ni 97 Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Sendai Kai Ni 96 Searchlight Searchlight
FlareIcon Star Shell
Seaplane Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 0
eLoS: 49.38

E4

This map has two bosses and extremely high armor final boss. Summer 2017 Event E-4 Map

Phase 1

A-B-C-G-H-Boss
2CV, 1(F)BB(V), 2CVL, 2CA -- 2CA, 1FBB, 1CL, 2DD
Fleet arrangement (Primary)
Secondary boss killer slot Air team slot
Primary boss killer slot
Escort killer slot Air team slot
Escort killer slot Air team slot
Escort killer slot
Escort killer slot
Fleet arrangement (Escort)
Primary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot
Secondary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Primary boss killer slot
Information
  • With CTF, the second fleet fires first so one FBB on second fleet to turn cancel one enemy drastically minimizes the damage intake.
  • A minimum of 350 fighter power is necessary to ensure AS throughout the map (with the help of LBAS). This is easily achieved with 3 carriers while ensuring two-attack-slot policy on all CV(L)s.
  • While torpedo CI are not required in the first phase, it is recommended that strong torpedo CI ships from Shigure and above to be deployed in E4 due to extremely high second phase boss's armor.
Land base setup (prefinal)
Base 1 Min range Target 1 Target 2
Bomber 3 C C
Bomber
Bomber
Bomber
Land base setup (final)
Base 1 Min range Target 1 Target 2
Fighter 6 I (boss) I (boss)
Fighter
Fighter
Fighter
Sample fleet
Taihou Kai 99 BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Tomonaga Squadron)
BluePlane Ryuusei (601 Air Group)
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 53 (Iwamoto Squadron)
GreenPlane Fw 190T Kai
Warspite Kai 85 RedGunHeavy 38cm Twin Gun Mount Kai
RedGunHeavy 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.7
RedAmmo Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Chitose Carrier Kai Ni 98 BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
BluePlane Tenzan Model 12 (Murata Squadron)
GreenPlane Reppuu (601 Air Group)
GreenPlane Reppuu (601 Air Group)
Junyou Kai Ni 98 BluePlane Ryuusei (601 Air Group)
BluePlane Ryuusei (601 Air Group)
GreenPlane Re.2005 Kai
YellowPlane Saiun (Eastern Caroline Air Group)
Choukai Kai Ni 99 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Radar FuMO25 Radar
Haguro Kai Ni 99 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Radar FuMO25 Radar

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 215
eLoS: 103.15

Prinz Eugen Kai 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Kirishima Kai Ni 96 RedGunHeavy 38cm Twin Gun Mount Kai
RedGunHeavy 38cm Twin Gun Mount Kai
RedAmmo Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Jintsuu Kai Ni 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)
Myoukou Kai Ni 96 RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount
RedGunMedium 20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount
Seaplane Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Searchlight Searchlight
Shigure Kai Ni 96 Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
DD Yukikaze Kai 228 Battle 98 Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
Torpedo 61cm Quintuple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount

HQ level: 111
Fighter Power: 0
eLoS: 40.10

Phase 2

TBA

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