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How to Brawl With the Pensacola: (Build/Info)

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How To Brawl with my favorite ship, the USS Pensacola!

What you will need:
BrawlaCola:
15s Reload 203s (Gun upgrade)
B Hull
Gun Range Upgrade


Consumables:
Premium Repair
Hydro (Def AA if you want)
Catapult plane


Upgrades:
Main Armaments Mod 1
Secondary Battery Mod 2
Damage Control Mod 1
Steering Gears Mod 2


Captain Skills (points):
Minimal Build: 
Full Build [Recommended]: Priority Target (1) - Preventative Maintenance(1) -  Expert loader(1) -Expert Marksman(2) - Adrenaline Rush - Basic Firing Training - Advanced Firing Training - Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament - Direction Center for Catapult Plane
Total: 19 pts
Optional: On a 19 point captain, Remove DCCP and Expert marksman for Concealment Expert.
^6.8km secondaries with like 3.8s reload w/ 0 Dispersion.

How to play it:

-Stay close to team
-Stay close to islands
-if your alone and you see a lone cruiser, feel free to rush him. (Make sure you stay angled)
-HE spam bow on BBs, AP spam them if they are within 10km and have broadside exposed. 
-Good Arc on shells means that you can Mortar like an Atlanta (almost). 
-When you see a dd, hydro up, select him on secondaries and shoot. (He will be deleted pretty quick)
-When with team, hide in smoke and rain hell
-Alone with an Enemy BB? Depending on what it is, you can burn them down, and stay angled, so that you bounce shells.
-Planes are great at spotting behind islands and stuff, use them whenever you can, you get 4 uses!
-AP any broadside Cruiser within your 15.6km range, for massive Cit Damage!

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REMEMBER: You know why we ask you to recycle your old cans? The Pensacola side armor is just a bunch of them glued together, do not expose your broadside!!

Examples: 

 

 

  • Cool 2
  • Boring 1

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Very lucky situations.   Just wait till that angle shell goes through your deck.

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You can do that with almost any cruiser that has enough 203mm guns and good turret traverse.

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Glad you are enjoying it, please feel free to bring to any random, I do enjoying shooting Pensacolas very much, love harvesting damage and citadel flags of them.  Take great pleasure in seeing multiple Pensi’s on the red team...

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2 hours ago, MrDeaf said:

You can do that with almost any cruiser that has enough 203mm guns and good turret traverse.

Perhaps, but it takes some serious jam to attempt it in the Pensacola.

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That's a bold strategy. I found the Pepsi best a medium range, ambushing IJN cruisers with AP. Then running away fast because every BB on the map instantly starting aiming at you. I think you'll like this until the BBs start deleting you at will.

 

However, if you can make it work, it sounds fun.

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Until she ends up at T6 and that wonderful Manual Secondary accuracy boost goes bye bye

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Which is why I am hoping that they can add the USS Salt Lake City (A Pensacola class) as a premium tier 7 USN cruiser. It legit can be a copy and paste of the Pensacola and I would buy it. (But what about muh USS Indianapolis??? It turns too slow, has 1 less gun, and worse secondary placement. Sticks too high above the water for my taste when dodging.)

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The Indy has 6 guns up front.  You can square up against any cruiser and delete them because your upfront armor is good enough against 6 and 8 in guns.   I’ve taken on 2 Myokos at once doing this and 5 salvoes later had 50k in damage and 2 kills, not too mention I cleared the cap for the dds.

Be aware of bbs though because you are free food if you do that and they are near you. 

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