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British BB counter suggestion?

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Good morning, I'm a newer player and have some issues facing BB heavy opposition teams. The new British line has made this morning and probably this week a bit heavy in that regard.

 

Can anyone recommend some lower tier ships (t5 or less) that would work well as a counter? Or if you have any special strategies? Thanks in advance. I've read a bunch of guides and info but some more insight into defeating the British line would be great.

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Clemson and Nicholas have a massive amount of torps. Hide behind islands and wait for a BB to roll by or just straight up charge them when they aren't looking. UK BBs' turret traverse is very slow so you can easily run up to them and torpedo them. Basically use any DD that isn't Russian. This is what I did when the KMS BB line came out last year.

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Torps for daysssssssssssssss

 

Seriously, take your best stealth torp boat out and go have fun. You can rack up 3-4 kills a game easy if you have a good torper like Kamikaze and you know what you're doing. So many potatoes out in BBs the first week that a new line drops... the week German BBs were released was probably my highest average damage/average kills per game ever. 

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1 minute ago, FayFay731 said:

Clemson and Nicholas have a massive amount of torps. Hide behind islands and wait for a BB to roll by or just straight up charge them when they aren't looking. UK BBs' turret traverse is very slow so you can easily run up to them and torpedo them. Basically use any DD that isn't Russian. This is what I did when the KMS BB line came out last year.

Derzki and Izyaslav actually work fine for this too. Derzki is hilarious for seal clubbing with how quick she reloads and how many torps she can drop, especially against ships with poor turret traverse. 

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Clemson is just silly fun for torp spamming, decent fire starter with dual guns (number of shells you can put out).  

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torps, bring lots of torps

all DDs and IJN CVs are best equipped for this

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CVs would be a good place to go.  Otherwise, as what's been stated above.

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Hack Wargamings servers, then unlock yourself a Nikolai. That'll put those pesky BBritish BB's in their place... :)

 

If you were lucky enough to be able to buy one many moons ago (like myself), ignore my above comment.

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37 minutes ago, FayFay731 said:

Clemson and Nicholas have a massive amount of torps. Hide behind islands and wait for a BB to roll by or just straight up charge them when they aren't looking. UK BBs' turret traverse is very slow so you can easily run up to them and torpedo them. Basically use any DD that isn't Russian. This is what I did when the KMS BB line came out last year.

 

The only thing to be aware of here is that British BB's are probably more likely to have HE loaded at any given time than other nations' BB's... so if they can get their guns on your the consequences are potentially much more devastating since you can't just assume most of the hits you take will be overpens.  

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Depends on the tier. Up to tier 6, they are dreadnoughts and fight very similarly to the German BBs.

 

Tiers 7 and up, they are stealth assassins and are the most fragile of the BBs. While their citadels are nearly impossible to hit, they suffer from regular penetration damage from both AP and HE (even light cruiser HE) very very easily. Because of their powerful heals, they are great at 1 on 1 engagements and dealing with fire damage, but they will absolutely melt under focus fire. Basically, treat them like the BB version of the RN cruiser line.

 

Also, I *believe* their armor is like the German one where it's much more vulnerable from  above than from the side. This means that they would be very susceptible to plunging fire and likely the AP bombs from Enterprise and Graf Zeppelin, although I don't know if anyone has tested AP bomb drops on these yet. Also, their torpedo belt is virtually non existent, so torpedoes from planes or DDs could really hurt them.

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