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Got 3 Close Q in a recent game..  Only twice now I have done that.  Legit kills too.  All 3 on DD's that just wanted to take a run at me.  Got my 4th kill with the mains..and that was that.  No more targets around and game ended.  Sooo close to a kraken..again. 

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I have a secondary build on my North Carolina. Woe to any DD that gets within 7.2 km of me (or 7.6 km with the signal flag). Of course, woe to me if said DD decides to torp me. Generally, I will rush a DD only after I see torps in the water and figure his are reloading.

 

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Sooo close to a kraken..again. 

 

I call 4 kills a lieutenant Kraken or Kraken light. I got one tonight with my Cleveland.

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1 minute ago, Snargfargle said:

I have a secondary build on my North Carolina. Woe to any DD that gets within 7.2 km of me (or 7.6 km with the signal flag). Of course, woe to me if said DD decides to torp me. Generally, I will rush a DD only after I see torps in the water and figure his are reloading.

 

 

I call 4 kills a lieutenant Kraken or Kraken light. I got one tonight with my Cleveland.

GK has 11.6 range..  :)    Max second build with flags..

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1 minute ago, CaptGodzillaPig said:

GK has 11.6 range..  :)    Max second build with flags..

Yeah, I tend to stay well back from those German BBs, what with their long-distance secondaries, not to mention those that have torpedoes too.

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Just now, Snargfargle said:

Yeah, I tend to stay well back from those German BBs, what with their long-distance secondaries, not to mention those that have torpedoes too.

Don't get me started on Ginny and Sharn..  They ruined my favorite ship.  (TEXAS).   5 turrets of freedom and running around in her floating Budwesier can camo..  She ruled it until they came along. 

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Nice! WG should implement that you can get twice or maybe three times a day the reward for every achievement? So you get more out of it ^^

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Yeah, anything smaller than a BB I stay the hell away from a German BB's secondary range, I know the damage they do without manual sec, they actually opt for it well - I believe the late Bill Paxton said it best: 

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That said, I do love the DD's that pop out at 5 km and think they have my Bismarck, only to miss the predictable torp attack then drop smoke while fleeing thinking it will save them. By which point I've likely swapped to HE already if I wasn't before and pop hydro nullifying the smoke. German BB's are like an old "In Soviet Russia" joke. That or the DD/cruiser that sits in smoke thinking their safe till they realize I am crazy (and usually good enough at dodging) enough to charge the smoke with a German BB.

 

Good job and may you encounter more foolish DD's that assume BB's will be food for them. This time for the Kraken.

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4 hours ago, WanderingGhost said:

That said, I do love the DD's that pop out at 5 km and think they have my Bismarck, only to miss the predictable torp attack then drop smoke while fleeing thinking it will save them. By which point I've likely swapped to HE already if I wasn't before and pop hydro nullifying the smoke. German BB's are like an old "In Soviet Russia" joke. That or the DD/cruiser that sits in smoke thinking their safe till they realize I am crazy (and usually good enough at dodging) enough to charge the smoke with a German BB.

 

Happened last night after a good run of bad luck in randoms.

 

Constant losses, didn't matter what ship I ran.

 

End of night I jumped in Scharnhorst. Only a 6 point captain in her, but I stayed at range and gave some pot shots.

 

Team was holding back, waiting, and one guy complained BBs weren't pushing. Never mind the Nagato and King George hanging around at center.

 

Our cap went up, a Russian Tashkent had settled in it with smoke, a Hipper, and another cruiser.

 

I was still full health, and was listening to the Black Panther trailer. Charged in, enemy BBs focused on me, cruisers focused, Tash launched torps, but I wagged my nose all the way, launched torps at smoke after creaming the Tash with 6 main gun hits, launched another at the Hipper, and another destroyer ate my secondaries.

 

I died, but cap was saved, enemy push crushed, and the guy who had complained typed out, "Scharnhorst bravest Scharnhorst."

 

Only 18k damage, but two vital kills (Tash ate one of my torps) and I felt accomplished when I saw 1 million potential damage sent my way.

 

What a run!

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6 hours ago, CaptGodzillaPig said:

Got 3 Close Q in a recent game..  Only twice now I have done that.  Legit kills too.  All 3 on DD's that just wanted to take a run at me.  Got my 4th kill with the mains..and that was that.  No more targets around and game ended.  Sooo close to a kraken..again. 

Nice one, i wish more players would put more into their secondaries.

 

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5 hours ago, Lionel92 said:

Nice! WG should implement that you can get twice or maybe three times a day the reward for every achievement? So you get more out of it ^^

Yeah..like maybe you get the flags for the first game of the day that you get the achievement, then say an additional reward for at every 5 after that?   That would make it so it wasn't a "gimme" and you had to either play a lot or be good (lucky) at what were doing to get the second or third in a day's time.  As it is I get it often enough that I don't have to worry about running out of flags any time soon...  lol.  But still would be nice. 

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1 hour ago, BrandonKF said:

 

Happened last night after a good run of bad luck in randoms.

 

Constant losses, didn't matter what ship I ran.

 

End of night I jumped in Scharnhorst. Only a 6 point captain in her, but I stayed at range and gave some pot shots.

 

Team was holding back, waiting, and one guy complained BBs weren't pushing. Never mind the Nagato and King George hanging around at center.

 

Our cap went up, a Russian Tashkent had settled in it with smoke, a Hipper, and another cruiser.

 

I was still full health, and was listening to the Black Panther trailer. Charged in, enemy BBs focused on me, cruisers focused, Tash launched torps, but I wagged my nose all the way, launched torps at smoke after creaming the Tash with 6 main gun hits, launched another at the Hipper, and another destroyer ate my secondaries.

 

I died, but cap was saved, enemy push crushed, and the guy who had complained typed out, "Scharnhorst bravest Scharnhorst."

 

Only 18k damage, but two vital kills (Tash ate one of my torps) and I felt accomplished when I saw 1 million potential damage sent my way.

 

What a run!

My game was a wild one as well..  Well obviously for me at the start, but then the rest played out sort of strange.   I was on the right side of the map in C cap with 2 DD's.  Benson and I think a Shima..  Big hats off to both of them for helping keep those DD's spotted.  It was a 4 DD game and the 3 of us had a heyday at C.  Torp soup everywhere and I was cranking that GK from rudder lock to rudder lock to dodge.  After I got that last DD for the hat trick I finally got a chance to look at how the game was going..  Annnnd we are losing horribly.  We had C, but A and B were red and not a green ship anywhere near any of them.  Of course, I look at the chat and guess who is getting salted..  Heavily salted..  Yeah, me.  I just wrapped up my 4th kill on a one salvo delete of a cruiser that wasn't paying attention and I chimed back..  "Hey (something I probably shouldn't have called them)!!  We (me and the DD's) have 4 kills, the only 4 kills and the only cap..and  I just popped over 100k damage.  wth are you guys doing and what more do you want from us?"   Strangely..  That worked.  lol.  All of a sudden green ships got lively and turned the game upside down for the reds.  As rare as the hat trick close Q was, I think that is the first time I have ever seen a team respond to a "get off yer butt" remark.  lol.  

I say "we" on the kills because even though the DD's probably didn't score real well in the damage department and I tagged all the bodies, I not only wouldn't have done it without them..  I doubt I would have even lived long without them.  I love playing with a good DD escort.  A secondary spec GK paired with a DD driver that is willing to keep targets lit for you..  Unstoppable pair.  Put 2 DD drivers in with you that will both keep things lit..  That makes the GK an unstoppable monster. 

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The best thing about my little DD buddies, and I can't say enough about them, is that even though they didn't get the glory..  They dictated the game.  Without them those 3 DD's and that Cruiser would have eaten my lunch..and probably before I even knew they were there.   My presence drew all the fire from them, which I can take, but the difference is that it was very obvious that while I was getting fired on, and believe me I am no stranger to focus fire, you could tell they were all looking at the DD's and just "hail mary'ing" shots at me.  Aside from keeping the targets lit..  They were keeping the targets minds occupied.  Yeah, those reds wanted me...  But they sure weren't going to take their eyes off my guys.  I put a massive hurt down and my little buddies probably walked away with not much to show, but they were really the heroes. 

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