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Premium Ship Review: USS Enterprise

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I noticed from the Armada video, WG seems to have intended the torp pattern to work in tandem for a particular sort of cross drop. Have you (or anyone else) tried this and found any success with it?

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8 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

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An excellent review as usual, but I have one question about the service history part. When the Enterprise was the only USN CV in the Pacific, where was the Saratoga? The Lexington-class CVs had been around since before the Yorktown-class were built and the Saratoga survived the war. Was Saratoga undergoing repairs at the time? Was she serving a stint in the Atlantic that I didn't know about? I'd just like a bit of clarification.

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Ah, it's exactly as expected... how unfortunate.

 

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9 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

An excellent review as usual, but I have one question about the service history part. When the Enterprise was the only USN CV in the Pacific, where was the Saratoga? The Lexington-class CVs had been around since before the Yorktown-class were built and the Saratoga survived the war. Was Saratoga undergoing repairs at the time? Was she serving a stint in the Atlantic that I didn't know about? I'd just like a bit of clarification.

Saratoga was in drydock after a torpedo strike from the IJN sumarine I-6. Also another great review Mouse but your Images aren't showing.

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LittleWhiteMouse thanks for the open honest review.  Appreciate all your time we all know you put into these.  And it sounds like this one was more difficult that usual for you.  So again thank you.  I will have to think long and hard if I am going to get the Big E..

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thanks LHM for the review

So, it's a CV for veterans, unlike the Kaga which was user friendly. 60 bucks is a steep price for a unfriendly user CV.

 

So...question though. Are AP bombs effective against CV's? And is German BB's the only ships AP bombs are good for?

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Won't be buying it, holds no interest for me.

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12 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

An excellent review as usual, but I have one question about the service history part. When the Enterprise was the only USN CV in the Pacific, where was the Saratoga? The Lexington-class CVs had been around since before the Yorktown-class were built and the Saratoga survived the war. Was Saratoga undergoing repairs at the time? Was she serving a stint in the Atlantic that I didn't know about? I'd just like a bit of clarification.

 

It basically all happened during the meat grinder that was the Guadalcanal Campaign.

 

Saratoga (damaged) and Wasp (sunk) were torpedoed by subs. The Saratoga sort've had a penchant for being torp'd by subs. Then at the Battle of Santa Cruz the Hornet was sunk, leaving the Enterprise the only CV in the Pacific (The Ranger was used in the Atlantic).

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11 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

An excellent review as usual, but I have one question about the service history part. When the Enterprise was the only USN CV in the Pacific, where was the Saratoga? The Lexington-class CVs had been around since before the Yorktown-class were built and the Saratoga survived the war. Was Saratoga undergoing repairs at the time? Was she serving a stint in the Atlantic that I didn't know about? I'd just like a bit of clarification.

There is no US Ship in WW2 that is ahead of the Big E in terms of importance or fame.

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3 minutes ago, Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi said:

Saratoga was in drydock after a torpedo strike from the IJN sumarine I-6. Also another great review Mouse but your Images aren't showing.

 

Just now, BadlyBrowned said:

 

It basically all happened during the meat grinder that was the Guadalcanal Campaign.

 

Saratoga (damaged) and Wasp (sunk) were torpedoed by subs. The Saratoga sort've had a penchant for being torp'd by subs. Then at the Battle of Santa Cruz the Hornet was sunk, leaving the Enterprise the only CV in the Pacific (The Ranger was used in the Atlantic)

 

Thank you. That clears it up.

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3 minutes ago, Bill_Halsey said:

So...question though. Are AP bombs effective against CV's? And is German BB's the only ships AP bombs are good for?

 

iChase's review covered this one... they do not seem to be very effective against CVs. Maybe they would be against an armored deck carrier, but since Enterprise will only ever see T8 CVs under the current MM rules... not much chance of that.

And they seem to be most consistently effective against KM BBs. There's still clips of them deleting other BBs.

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6 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

An excellent review as usual, but I have one question about the service history part. When the Enterprise was the only USN CV in the Pacific, where was the Saratoga? The Lexington-class CVs had been around since before the Yorktown-class were built and the Saratoga survived the war. Was Saratoga undergoing repairs at the time? Was she serving a stint in the Atlantic that I didn't know about? I'd just like a bit of clarification.

The USS Saratoga was in San Diego when Pearl habour was attacked. She was send back to Hawaii asap. She then was damaged by a torpedo from a submarine at the 22nd January 1942 while on patrol and went back to San Diego again for repair and refit of radar and AA. She arrived at Pearl habour at the last day of the Midway battle.

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Just now, Carrier_Ikoma said:

 

iChase's review covered this one... they do not seem to be very effective against CVs. Maybe they would be against an armored deck carrier, but since Enterprise will only ever see T8 CVs... not much chance of that.

And they seem to be most consistently effective against KM BBs.

Was going to say, imagine they'll be pretty effective against anything with an armored deck.

 

Like the British CVs when they come out.

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Devastatingly disappointing to see the Grey Ghost defiled in this way...

 

I just wanted to have an American option against the Shokaku for competitive... and fun in randoms... 

 

And then this disaster.

 

 

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Just now, Sakuzhi said:

There is no US Ship in WW2 that is ahead of the Big E in terms of importance or fame.

 

I didn't say anything contradictory to that. The Enterprise is one of the two ships I got into this game for (the other being HMCS Haida) and had this been a little over a year ago, I'd have bought her in a heartbeat.

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2 minutes ago, Carrier_Ikoma said:

 

iChase's review covered this one... they do not seem to be very effective against CVs. Maybe they would be against an armored deck carrier, but since Enterprise will only ever see T8 CVs under the current MM rules... not much chance of that.

And they seem to be most consistently effective against KM BBs.

Also Moskva and Fuso, which all feature around 70mm - 100mm citadel decks.

However, Aeroon managed to one shot a Mogami with those AP bombs, so I have no idea how they work, at all.

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Another fantastic review Mouse.  Although you clearly don't like CV play, I think the review was your usual honest write up.  I'll pass on this purchase.  AP bombs just are not enough to sucker me into a buy, especially when the only ships they can be used against are BB's.  I am also sick of seeing gimmicks replace properly tiered aircraft.  Also, the history write up is nice....maybe more detail as Enterprise has such a rich history....a video would have been the way to go but that's a WG thing.  

 

Enterprise traveled to Pearl Harbor for extensive repairs after the Battle of Eastern Solomons, which were completed on 15 October 1942. She returned to the South Pacific on 24 October, just in time for the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands and her rematch with IJN carriers Shokaku and Zuikaku.

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Thx Mouse for that very honest review. 60$ is just to much for a port queen. Just feel sad that I skipped the Kaga for her. I hate playing CV but sometimes I take them out for fun in co-op.  Or like last weekend to do the 1 mio damage for the IJN mission. Let's use the words of AngryJoe: You [edited] it up WG.

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Just now, StoptheViolins said:

So it's overpowered garbage?

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That's an interesting result from reading this. It'll be about the same as the other Tier 8 CVs. Totally and completely [edited] if it is uptiered.

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