This thread will be about the current British Designs for in game. So far they are too "American" aka no citadel showing at all above water line unless they are premium BB's like Nelson and Hood. Here is a tier by tier comparison of British and Japanese BB's to illustrate the differences in composition. We all know the British had better armor than the IJN but to give them incredible belts AND no visible citadel while the Japanese suffer from broken armor schemes, (think Yamato) while the British line suffers from no real issues save for poor torpedo defense is quite shameful considering Japanese BB design was heavily influenced by Jackie Fisher and the Royal Navy. Also if you see "SUPER HEAL!" please say it with a quasi Micky Mouse (Registered Trademark of Disney Incorporated, not subject for reuse or publications without owner's consent) voice!
So starting at Tier 3:
T3 Bellerophon: Citadel BELOW main belt armor.
T3 Kawachi: A Dreadnought redesigned from a Pre-Dreadnought. Also one of Japan's first all big gun battleships. Citadel BEHIND main belt.
T4 Orion: Citadel BELOW Main belt
T4 Myogi: Citadel BEHIND Main belt
T5 Iron Duke: Citadel BELOW Main Belt
T5 Kongo: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt
T6 Queen Elizabeth: Citadel BELOW Main Belt
T6 Fuso: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt
T7 King George V: Citadel BELOW Main Belt, B turret Barbette does not extend to citadel box, thus making an "invis -a-zone" for shells to pass through and not obtain critical damage.
T7 Nagato: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt
T8 Monarch: Citadel BELOW Main Belt, B turret Barbette does not extend to citadel box, thus making an "invis -a-zone" for shells to pass through and not obtain critical damage. Also includes "SUPER HEAL!" (Que "Mickey Mouse" voice acting)
T8 Amagi: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt.
T9 Lion: Citadel BELOW Main Belt, B turret Barbette does not extend to citadel box, thus making an "invis -a-zone" for shells to pass through and not obtain critical damage. Also includes "SUPER HEAL!"
T9 Izumo: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt.
T10 Conqueror: Citadel BELOW Main Belt, B turret Barbette does not extend to citadel box, thus making an "invis -a-zone" for shells to pass through and not obtain critical damage. Also includes "SUPER HEAL!"
T10 Yamato: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt, Broken armor scheme, "SUPER HEAL!" taken away at community request two years ago because of "balance" issues. Yamato has the most robust citadel armor scheme in the game yet she is CONSISTENTLY citadelled in every match she participates in. look at the angles of that box and look at armor thickness and tell me it should be next to impossible to put a shell through that unless you are literally 8km away or less.
I apologize to anyone if my comparison and rant is getting old or obnoxious, but this no hit citadel started because of American BB players who were getting punished for sailing broadside and complained. Now the British BB line gets the special buff, the Germans have turtle back but what about the Japanese? Why can't Yamato have her "SUPER HEAL!" back and her armor fixed to work as it should. She has the slowest turrets in the game but it is frustrating when you are citadelled all the time and a fire knocks off more than 1/3 of her health while other BB's do quite well in terms of fires and damage. I have had Yamato twice and I sold it twice because there seemed to be too much going against it.
Here is where the citadel lowering began:
Montana Old: Citadel BEHIND Main Belt
Montana New: Citadel BELOW Main Belt
Were the Citadel roofs weakened as compensation? Yes! Does it matter? Not really because it further erodes skill from the game.
In effect I am asking Wargaming and I hope some of you agree that it is high time the Japanese BB line either get the same buffs to their citadels or fix the American and British BB line, especially the T7 to T10 in regards to the Barbette's of B turret (Y Turret for Conqueror) so citadel shots can be registered, by bringing their citadels back to behind the main belt. It takes away the "Allied BB's" an advantage in battle when there is nothing critical for the Main Belt to defend against while Japanese BB's have to constantly angle and get lol penned at range or up close. Japanese BB's have been getting the short end of the stick as of late and need to be addressed before any new lines come available, including Kii. Please developers, look at the comparison shots with interest and realize that what this post is about is making ALL BB's comparable in terms of armor and protection because at one time they were until the US players got what they wanted while Japanese BB players have been ignored. I vote for raising the citadels back to former heights and adjusting the British BB line accordingly for what is the sense of Main Belt protection if it is not protecting anything vital? Why are barbettes on British T7 to T10 not extending to the citadel box? It does not make any sense and the Brits already get cruiser DELETING AP and HE that is atrociously OP compared to other nations as well as HEALS that replace all FIRE damage and design layouts that make AP harder to find good penetrations?
Thank you for your consideration