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I was playing in my Kongo, and fired a long shot (17 km!) at this Nikolai the other team had. I tend to 'fire and forget' with IJN BBs, and was pleasantly surprised by the sudden (and welcome) appearance of 3 citadel ribbons.

 

Is this thing a RN CL in disguise?

 

He wasn't even broadside to me! What did I do right or what did he do wrong? It was a great 30k dmg to start the game off, but I'd like to know just what I did...

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I'd like to know just what I did...

 

Got lucky.

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Probably turned broadside into your salvo after you 'fired and forgeted' 

 

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I was playing in my Kongo, and fired a long shot (17 km!) at this Nikolai the other team had. I tend to 'fire and forget' with IJN BBs, and was pleasantly surprised by the sudden (and welcome) appearance of 3 citadel ribbons.

 

Is this thing a RN CL in disguise?

 

He wasn't even broadside to me! What did I do right or what did he do wrong? It was a great 30k dmg to start the game off, but I'd like to know just what I did...

 

I'd say it way plunging fire, the range suggests that. Nikolai is pretty much immune to penetrations through the deck at shorter ranges, but at 17km it should be possible.

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You had plunging fire.  

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ya its better at medium to short range  engagements. its deck armor is pretty weak.

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I thought plunging fire didn't exist in this game because of dumb auto bounce angles and the artificial ceiling placed on shell heights.

 

I've never been sure if it was true, but I've heard it from a few different people...but just as many people say it's a thing that exists.

 

/confused:amazed:

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I thought plunging fire didn't exist in this game because of dumb auto bounce angles and the artificial ceiling placed on shell heights.

 

That's a very shallow way of looking at things.

 

Here's Nikolai's bow armor:

 

 GUOm1Yw.jpg

 

19mm will only autobounce up to 271mm, anything bigger will overmatch.

 

This is Nikolai's citadel:

 

 cK5t8OI.jpg

 

Your shots overmatched the bow (or stern) and slammed right into the citadel.

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I thought plunging fire didn't exist in this game because of dumb auto bounce angles and the artificial ceiling placed on shell heights.

 

It only works at extreme ranges though. 

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You had plunging fire.  

 

This. At that distance, the shells wouln't had been able to penetrate that thick Stalinum belt armor. RNGsus happened to have smiled on you and made the shells go through the soft portions instead.

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I thought plunging fire didn't exist in this game because of dumb auto bounce angles and the artificial ceiling placed on shell heights.

 

I've never been sure if it was true, but I've heard it from a few different people...but just as many people say it's a thing that exists.

 

/confused:amazed:

 

http://i.imgur.com/Mizl5OV.png

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I got a lucky torp on a nick and it detonated for 40K   

 

 

yummy

 

(I'm jealous as I don't have one)

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That's a very shallow way of looking at things.

 

Here's Nikolai's bow armor:

 

 GUOm1Yw.jpg

 

19mm will only autobounce up to 271mm, anything bigger will overmatch.

 

This is Nikolai's citadel:

 

 cK5t8OI.jpg

 

Your shots overmatched the bow (or stern) and slammed right into the citadel.

 

Dang that's high.

 

I DSed a Nikolai in Kirov with 9 citadels once.

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That's a very shallow way of looking at things.

 

Here's Nikolai's bow armor:

 

 GUOm1Yw.jpg

 

19mm will only autobounce up to 271mm, anything bigger will overmatch.

 

This is Nikolai's citadel:

 

 cK5t8OI.jpg

 

Your shots overmatched the bow (or stern) and slammed right into the citadel.

 

Does the Citadel Roof have any armor? 

 

I'm just curious if it would make overmatching more difficult, or if 19mm is all the shell has to travel through to reach the machinery spaces or whatever is inside the thing...

 

I'd look myself, but I'm not at my computer right now.:(

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I was playing in my Kongo, and fired a long shot (17 km!) at this Nikolai the other team had. I tend to 'fire and forget' with IJN BBs, and was pleasantly surprised by the sudden (and welcome) appearance of 3 citadel ribbons.

 

Is this thing a RN CL in disguise?

 

He wasn't even broadside to me! What did I do right or what did he do wrong? It was a great 30k dmg to start the game off, but I'd like to know just what I did...

You got very lucky. 

Nikolai has a decently protected citadel, in addition to having very little superstructure. 

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You had plunging fire.  

 

Bingo.  That shell will be dropping hard at the back end of 17km.  Nowhere to go but through the deck.

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