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First Game in Z-46: 8 Kills But Very Strange Result

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My first game in a Z-46 involved me getting 8 kills.  5 of the kills were on enemy DD's.  Yes, I killed their entire DD fleet.  I was 911 damage away on a Bismarck that would have been my 9th when time expired and we won.  The strange thing is that none of my kills were by torpedo.  In fact, I didn't land a single torpedo hit all match.  Anyone have a similar game where they are killing/damaging stuff in a way that is uncommon?  Like a Zao getting 5 kills by torpedo and none via main gun or fire?

 

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Nice game.

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Oh yeah, have those games all the time...... lol then I wake up and wipe the drool from my pillow.

 

Well played man. 1st game or not, you rock! +1'd

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See the AP on the german DD's is fantastic...you can farm damage if you just hit the superstructures, and whilst everyone else is busy...you're just farming damage...farming damage...farming damage.

 

I ALWAYS use AP in my DD fights...

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Very nice.

 

Are German DDs pretty good gunboats?  I know pretty much nothing about DDs but was thinking of trying a line.

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3 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

Very nice.

 

Are German DDs pretty good gunboats?  I know pretty much nothing about DDs but was thinking of trying a line.

 

yes, they are arguably the best gunboats in the game. Hydro + fantastic AP = win.

 

Many a game I have watched an IJN DD sit in his cloud and spam torps from it...I charge in...pop hydro and it's like roaches scattering when the lights go on. Can't wait for the premium DD...then the party really begins. 

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Just now, Dr_Venture said:

 

yes, they are arguably the best gunboats in the game. Hydro + fantastic AP = win.

 

Many a game I have watched an IJN DD sit in his cloud and spam torps from it...I charge in...pop hydro and it's like roaches scattering when the lights go on. Can't wait for the premium DD...then the party really begins. 

So a DD-hunting DD line then?


Sounds exactly like my sort of thing.

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1 minute ago, TheDreadnought said:

So a DD-hunting DD line then?


Sounds exactly like my sort of thing.

 

It takes time to master but once you do you are arguably using the best destroyers in the game. I play it like a super speedy mini cruiser...abuse your stealth and ANYTHING that makes you guns fire faster.

 

I THINK my Z-52 has a 3 second reload?

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2 minutes ago, Dr_Venture said:

 

It takes time to master but once you do you are arguably using the best destroyers in the game. I play it like a super speedy mini cruiser...abuse your stealth and ANYTHING that makes you guns fire faster.

 

I THINK my Z-52 has a 3 second reload?

Sounds awesome!

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5 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

So a DD-hunting DD line then?


Sounds exactly like my sort of thing.

 Very much so, their arcs are not like VMFs but better than Americans. In line with IJN but with more range

The 5.9km hydro on the Z-52 allows you to contest and dominate a cap, even giving you a chance to fight a 1v2.

The torps reload is one of the fastest for its tiers, and the torp speed is a respectable 69kts. Plus their good in concealment, however they do not pack quite a punch compared to others

 

It still struggles against VMF gunboats but the KM high tiers do their job competently while still being able to fulfill a number of other roles

 

 

As to the OP's point, yeah sometimes you'll get games like these in the Z-46/52. Being able to fall back on your guns, or exclusively use your guns, is one of the reasons I find the KM DDs so comfortable to play despite not being a DD main or good at them

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9 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

So a DD-hunting DD line then?


Sounds exactly like my sort of thing.

 

Don't get too excited. The Z-46 and Z-52 might be decent, but I had to stop at the POS that is the Maass. I just can't do it any more.

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Concealment - reload - damage control = recipe for blitzkrieg.

 

I love tears of the desert...friggin DD thunderdome.

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1 minute ago, sbcptnitro said:

 

Don't get too excited. The Z-46 and Z-52 might be decent, but I had to stop at the POS that is the Maass. I just can't do it any more.

 

Um no, the Maass is amazing. I had most of my best gamesin the Maass...it's a straight up abuser if you use your noodle. 

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2 minutes ago, sbcptnitro said:

 

Don't get too excited. The Z-46 and Z-52 might be decent, but I had to stop at the POS that is the Maass. I just can't do it any more.

 

Yeah the lead up to the 46/52 is filled with ships that are average at best, mediocre at worst.

 

They're not unplayable, but they are a grind

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The bump in the line is the Gaede and the Z-23...either use the big guns, or use something small.

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10 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

So a DD-hunting DD line then?


Sounds exactly like my sort of thing.

More like a DD stalker. The Z-52 with premium hydro module is just evil. 

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Just now, Erebthoron said:

More like a DD stalker. The Z-52 with hydro premium module is just evil. 

 

dont forget extended hydro module

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I've seen high-tier BB drivers only get kills via fire before, even before the UK BBs rolled out.  Sometimes, it's justified (like if you're firing at a bow-tanking opponent), others, it isn't.

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I got 4 torpedo kills IIRC in a 7 kill game in the Kidd. Two of them were a double strike.

 

Once I did 100k with torpedoes, in a Hindenburg.

 

Pretty sure I had a 3 torpedo kill game in my Khabarovsk back when it had 10k torps.

 

How are those for unusual?

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42 minutes ago, sbcptnitro said:

 

Don't get too excited. The Z-46 and Z-52 might be decent, but I had to stop at the POS that is the Maass. I just can't do it any more.

Yea, Maass is a chore.

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56 minutes ago, Dr_Venture said:

I ALWAYS use AP in my DD fights...

Eh, you get someone that knows about angling and your DPM is in the dumpster. I've exploited that plenty of times. 

 

Cruisers and BB are a different matter if you get them at a favorable angle. 

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2 minutes ago, HazardDrake said:

Eh, you get someone that knows about angling and your DPM is in the dumpster. I've exploited that plenty of times. 

 

Cruisers and BB are a different matter if you get them at a favorable angle. 

 

This is why when they turn, I aim higher...superstructure damage still nets amazing results. 

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