It seems you have a habit of forgeting things... again, at Jutland, only once was the 1st SG ordered to go to best speed and that was when chasing the fleeing 5th BS, they didnt need to do that before, 23-24kn was the fastest they went before, why? Because of the vibrations, if you want to shoot accurately you do not go around full throttle. Hipper accepted battle and reduced his ships speed in order to improve gunnery and allow Beatty to close the range. You have read about this Jutland battle, havent you?No doubt there seems to be a significant overload trial on KM ships but at Jutland despite overloading none reached in game speeds infact three lost engines trying. Nowhere does Campbell state the VdT did 26 knts he states it did revolutions and revolutions do not transend to speed, that depends on loading, sea state draught and a whole host of other features. Campbell is pretty vague when it comes to speeds and Gordon is slightly dismissive of some of his claims. It is more than likely that if a ship was only carrying 1/4 of its fuel load it is nowhere near its operational load. The fact remains no one has provided me with the source that proves German ships did any of the speeds operationally that they are credited with in game or on trials. The RN ships are well documented and many exceeded their in game speed on operations
When chasing the QEs 2 ships could not sustain the required speed, exactly two of the three ships that suffered underwater damage and were shipping water. Of course, in view of your previous stubborness this will be of little importance and mean that they couldnt do it anyway just because you say so. Btw, Jutland was fought at deep water so draught is irrelevant, sea state was also a non-factor as was wind, loading always is but we have to assume that the German captain was not incompetent and knew the current loading of his ships and therefore, the RPM needed to achieve 26kn at that loading, otherwise his statement is meaningles and we would have to conclude that he was utterly ignorant in seamanship.
Instead of believing that, I rather conclude that you are trolling, again, as you have done before, specially considering that you began your most recent outburst by calling the people that disagreed with you, fanboys. But dont worry, every forum needs a troll and since you are our only one I would rather keep you, so, relax.
About the speed, I think max speed should be allowed with precision penalized accordingly, if that is not already implemented.
Oh, and about Gordon, I'll take Campbell over Gordon every day, one is a huge source of data on the technical side of the battle, the type of fource a game needs, the other is an account from a British perspective of mainly the issues of RN command and control. Simply not comparable... unless Campell's data is somewhat inconvinient to you which often appears to be the case.