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Struggling with the Nürnberg

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So I've recently bought the Nürnberg and while I'm liking how it's a Konigsberg with a little extra AA, I seem to be the worst person at actually playing her. I slightly attribute the fact that she's still stock except the fire control system and more to the fact I'm not the best at playing cruisers (or the game in general). I can only seem to win fights with other cruisers if they're careless and showing me their broadside but I still feel compelled to fire HE because my AP shells just seem to bounce endlessly. I think if I can improve my gunnery more, I'll get less bounces but that's for time to tell. Meanwhile, and I am still learning how to position myself so this doesn't happen, I get hit in my citadel very often despite my angling efforts. At my current rate I'm a nice pinata of free damage for any BB captain that can aim, and a huge burden to my team, so I try to stay at max range but that leads me to the edges of the map sometimes. While that prolongs my life, I know it's not helping my team objectively but I feel doing some damage is better than getting sunk being near the front-lines with little to no contribution.

I'm also trying to learn how to use islands to my advantage and where/when to utilize my hydro-acoustics effectively, I usually activate it when I suspect a destroyer is in the area but I'm sure I could be using it better. Any tips would be helpful whether it's specific to playing German cruisers or general tips for cruisers, but I feel I might have to pack up and find a new line if I can't stop performing poorly, it just might be that the tree isn't for me.

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You're on the last of the truly squishy german cruisers. To do well you need to kite and dodge at long ranges (same if you buy Makarov-because it's the same ship). Getting close save in planned ambushes or yolo rushes is suicide. The ship shines at range, an you'll want to spam ze HE unless someone gives you a pleasant broadside. It's quite a chore given the general lack of armour the ship has.

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1 hour ago, Situational_Unawareness said:

So I've recently bought the Nürnberg and while I'm liking how it's a Konigsberg with a little extra AA, I seem to be the worst person at actually playing her. I slightly attribute the fact that she's still stock except the fire control system and more to the fact I'm not the best at playing cruisers (or the game in general). I can only seem to win fights with other cruisers if they're careless and showing me their broadside but I still feel compelled to fire HE because my AP shells just seem to bounce endlessly. I think if I can improve my gunnery more, I'll get less bounces but that's for time to tell. Meanwhile, and I am still learning how to position myself so this doesn't happen, I get hit in my citadel very often despite my angling efforts. At my current rate I'm a nice pinata of free damage for any BB captain that can aim, and a huge burden to my team, so I try to stay at max range but that leads me to the edges of the map sometimes. While that prolongs my life, I know it's not helping my team objectively but I feel doing some damage is better than getting sunk being near the front-lines with little to no contribution.

I'm also trying to learn how to use islands to my advantage and where/when to utilize my hydro-acoustics effectively, I usually activate it when I suspect a destroyer is in the area but I'm sure I could be using it better. Any tips would be helpful whether it's specific to playing German cruisers or general tips for cruisers, but I feel I might have to pack up and find a new line if I can't stop performing poorly, it just might be that the tree isn't for me.

Nurnberg is a little less maneuverable than Konigsberg with better AA and faster rate of fire. Play them the same. 

The AP is devastating on other Cruisers as long as you have their side flat enough. If they know how to angle you will bounce a lot of it. As soon as you see that happening swap back to HE. Use the AP though if you can hit their sides fairly flat and it will wreck them. Also, it works best when it doesn't have too much of an arc. Doesn't seem to work as well when it plunges as when it flies mostly straight in.

One negative for it is that you see T8 and the guns are the same as Konigsberg's at T5. You really need that broadside to be flat for the AP on T8 Cruisers.

Use your hydro and fast firing guns to escort and assist DD's, spam HE on BB's at range, and shred Cruisers that show too much side with your AP.

As with Konigsberg though protect your own side as you are squishy.

I only sold it as I decided it was so similar to Konigsberg, that only sees T7 not T8, that I would keep that one. 

It's a good ship.

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Use those 360 degree turrets to the max.  Kiting is a big thing as you can still keep 2 turrets firing most of the time.

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