Jumped into the campaign playing as Russia. You can either start with the Port Arthur attack or after. I chose to start with the attack. I have 16 ships, all but two at anchor. There are 11 incoming Japanese destroyers, but I can't see them yet. 14 of the Russian ships are frozen, and will remain so until they reach General Quarters. I also found out that alt tab will freeze you out of the game.......
The incoming 11 Japanese destroyers are sighted, and the countdown to GQ starts. It will be anywhere from 5 to 13 minutes for each ship to be able to do anything.
The AI does a fairly good job. In a night battle lasting nearly 25 minutes, 4 Russian ships were damaged, 2 heavily damaged, and three were sunk. Ships that are sinking will try and ground themselves.
With little input from me, the Japanese suffered 1 damaged and 9 sunk destroyers. I had alot of fun watching the torpedo tracks, the shell cam, ships sinking, searchlights tracking.
"We have come to bring you Liberty and Equality, but don't lose your head about it. The first one of you moves without my permission will be shot." Marshal of the Empire Francois Lefebyre