I hate to be "that guy", but come on Jingles? You don't fire HE at Tenryus, you don't fire HE at the St. Louis. Why? Because you can not overpen the citadel of a ship. As someone who likes his battleships, there is NOTHING wrong with them as far as balance, you just need to know how to use them, which basically comes down to patience (wait for a good shot) and firing AP at anything that isn't a destroyer. Yes... even at CVs. They can't launch planes while on fire, true. They also can't launch planes after they are dead from one salvo and a couple of citadels.