You really don't get it do you? Half-time score doesn't count, only the Final Whistle matters.
after having inflicted the most humiliating defeat at sea to the RN since centuries
What about Coronel? - Von Spee well ahead at half time, but in the second half...………..
What about Emden? a spectacular career in the First Half but then Australian Rules Football by the Final Whistle.
What about Konigsberg? Forced an RN cruiser to surrender
(well she was being refitted) in the first 45 minutes, but turned to scrap up the Rufigi.
What about Skagerrak? More British ships sunk and men killed. Celebrated as a special day for years afterward. However the German side never really came out for the Second Half, and ended up fighting with each other in the Dressing Room.
As for Lutjens his "unconventional tactics" consisted of stolidly obeying orders even those who gave them (SKL) subsequently considered stupid, turning away from Ramillies and Malaya and failing to chase PoW and later running away from her. Lutjens did not score at Denmark Straits, he didn't even get off his bench, and contributed nothing, it was all down to Schneider and his gunnery team.
all Axis officers are timid, cruel and stupid
all RN officers are courageous, generous and clever
No-one has accused Marschall or Ciliax of any of these characteristics, whereas most people, including myself, consider Beatty at least stupid and probably cruel in trying to blame Jellicoe for his own failures. You effected outrage when I observed Arbuthnot was stupid at Jutland. Jacky Fisher was brilliant, stupid and cruel by turns. When Pound's shortcomings are highlighted you spring to his defence, misrepresenting these observations as unwarranted diagnoses of senility.
There is no reason to imagine Lutjens would have showed any more ability if he had made it to Brest, and besides, based on successful bombing of the other ships, Bismarck would probably have been immobilised for most of 1941, just like the others. Now if the Vichy French had let them use Dakar, well out of bomber range and there had been facilities and equally important, fuel, to support them there.
Based on his track record Gloomy Gunther should have gone back to his desk in the Personnel Department, and left sea command to those with the talent and initiative for it.
All the best