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  1. I love playing both. However, if I had to choose, I'd default to the Scharnhorst because I tend to play aggressively and any BB is likely to last longer than a cruiser when on a last ditch yolo run. I especially love it when two non-torp bearing BB's set themselves up where I can run a gauntlet with Scharnhorst. Set secondaries on one, focus main guns on the other and torp both. A successful gauntlet run leads to overwhelming Bwahahahaha moments. :)
  2. Nah! Eskimos! Eskimos! Rah, rah, rah!
  3. Oh. You want me to remove the quote of your original post. The movie is worth the time to track down and view. Looking forward to "Darkest Hour".
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  5. "The Eagle Has Landed". Donald Sutherland EDIT: LOL... you posted the poster just as I hit the post button. :)
  6. You have to stay under about 12.5 knots (I believe) to avoid outrunning your smoke. 1/4 speed is 8 knots, 1/2 is too fast and it is possible to outrun the smoke in reverse. I try to vary my speed within the smoke but usually default to 1/4 speed if things get busy. You have a relatively short firing range so stocking the spotter plane is a good idea to wring a little more distance out of your guns. It fires both HE and AP which is nice and she has torpedoes. Anecdotally, I feel that, comparatively speaking, she's a tier 6 version of Belfast but with torps (but not at all OP). Not a completely accurate comparison but that's how it feels when I play her. She can be used to train up Captains in the expectation that more Commonwealth ships will be entering the game (HMCS Haida! Please, please, please, please).
  7. That would be great. I was visiting relatives in the St. Catharines area in 2002 when Haida was getting her refit in Port Weller for the permanent move to Hamilton. We drove past her just about every day in our travels. I managed to get a few pictures while waiting for the lift bridge to come down while ships were going through the Welland Canal.
  8. I think he may be referring to a Canadian officer at the British Admiralty being responsible for dusting off the old frigate designation to have it applied to classes of modern warships. I agree about putting energies into bringing HMCS Haida to the game. She's not only a museum/Sea Cadet training ship (although permanently docked) but also has a brilliant wartime record. She'll be a great representation of the Tribal Class Destroyers. (Hopefully, the Tribal Class will be brought into the game in their configuration before the torpedo tubes were removed.)
  9. It's kind of a reflection on real life, if you want to think of it that way. There are many historical instances where, if instead of retreating or moving their focus, an enemy could have carried the day if they had just pushed a little more. No disrespect intended, but "Come at me, bro!" tends to be a lot of useless bravado in electronic games.
  10. When they brought in the Aiming Systems Mod, Yubari became a contender. Previous to then she was MEH! Yubari is worth it.
  11. StrixKitty, on 06 April 2017 - 07:07 AM, said: http://latitude.to/map/fr/france/cities/soulac-sur-mer/articles/39747/elbing-class-torpedo-boat I wonder which one she is...T-23? T-28? T-35? I want to dive and see or try to map her internals. There's no pictures/schematics of her...So infuriating!!! Anyone got any videos? Must be T24. T24 was sunk by aircraft rockets near Bordeaux. ("The Kriegsmarine torpedo boats were classified Torpedoboot with "T"-prefixed hull numbers. Torpedo boats T24 & T27 attacked with torpedo and sank the Tribal Class Destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, 29 April 1944. T24 was destroyed by aircraft launched rockets near Bordeaux, 24 August 1944.") As an aside, HMCS Haida 1944- April 28th - Sailed from Plymouth with HMS ATHABASKAN to provide cover for minelaying operation off Ile de Bas by two motor torpedo boats and eight motor launches (Operation HOSTILE 26. Note: This was part of MAPLE IE, See Naval Staff History (Mining).). 29th - During patrol NE of minelayers, warned of presence of enemy ships on passage between St Malo and Roches Douvres. Ordered to intercept with HMS ATHABASKAN and obtained radar contact. Engaged two ELBING Class destroyers with main armament and enemy turned towards coast under smoke and fired torpedoes. Obtained hits on destroyer T24 and pursued T27 which after being hit was hit and set on fire before running ashore at Pontuasval, Brittany. During initial stage of the engagement HMS ATHABASKAN was hit by two torpedoes and sank in position 48.43N 4.31W after a heavy explosion on board. Minelay operation cancelled and ship took part in rescue of survivors from sister ship. (Note: 42 personnel were rescued and another 85 made Prisoners of War. Six men miraculously were able to return to UK in a motor boat and were rescued by an RAF launch late in the day. 127 of the ships company of HMCS ATHABASKAN lost their lives) - from- Service Histories of Royal Navy Warships in WW2 by Lt Cdr Geoffrey B. Mason RN (rtd) SERVICE HISTORIES of ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS in WORLD WAR 2 by Lt Cdr Geoffrey B Mason RN (Rtd) © 2003 SERVICE HISTORIES of ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS in WORLD WAR 2 by Lt Cdr Geoffrey B Mason RN (Rtd) © 2003
  12. I hate it when I let the team in on my cunning plan (and get a raft of "affrmatives" from them) and I go all BB meat shield for the team. Then they do absolutely nothing but steam in circles on the edge of the map. Before the yolo, I've looked at our relative positions and judged that (if everybody pushed while they concentrated on me) we could get the win. I make my intentions known but a bunch of cruisers and BB's go all Keystone Cops and let one DD keep them penned up in a corner (great sheep dogging for the DD not so much for my swiss cheesed sunker). Oh well, that's how the cookie crumbles. The pay off is those times when the plan actually comes together.
  13. I'm still having a blast running the Kamikaze Triplets but otherwise... pretty much "Meh"! However, the changes have come while I've been concentrating on learning to cruiser for the past month, or so. So no recent experience to measure.
  14. When she first came out you could tank all day with her. Nowadays, you have to get better at gauging your moment. Uptiered, she is a support ship (though not a great one). In tier, she's average overall. She's extremely susceptible to the MM and RNG pantheon of gods. All that being said, I still like playing her as a Captain trainer.
  15. I kept mine but didn't really earn it. I stopped playing around the time of the event because I went into the bush for a couple of months (no cell coverage let alone internet for gaming). When I got back it was in my port. My reaction was, "Well that's nice of them to give me my Fujin's sister ship." and acquired the third triplet last December (Kamikaze).