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Tactical Tip Tuesday - The Fighting French!

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Which French ship can you rely on for taking care of business?

I ground my way up to the Tier VII cruiser Algerie. She's fast, maneuverable, good guns, and has torpedoes for close encounters of the third kind.

The premium DeGrasse is also handy for using not only in PvP battles, but useful for Scenario missions and operations. Fast, good firepower, and maneuverable.

Allons enfants de la Patrie, which French warship will sail for the Glory of France?

"Never relinquish the initiative." - Charles DeGaulle, French Army

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Charles Martel or Alsace for me.

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Richelieu if I am using a French ship to begin with since I rely on other nations like Japan or Germany far more heavily as well as USN and Royal Navy. But Richelieu with that speed boost can if all else fails make a great battering Ram. Last tier VIII Ranked noticed there would be a particularly troublesome enemy BB on each team, so put on speed boost Flag and ramming flag and would yolo in and Ram kill enemy BB I felt would be the most trouble on the match. Would also have some of the other nearby enemy ships in flames to burn their HP to help my teams. Got me through to Rank 10 where I was able to stop the Ranked Grind on the grounds that from then on it would be tier X grind and quite expensive on the credits. But Richelieu Ramming did catch enemy teams off guard and was fun lol.

More conventional usage of French BBs I prefer Normandie with the Ocean Liner Camo or the Lyon

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Charles Martel is an absolutely wonderful ship. It feels like the Cruiser version of North Carolina. It has very little problem fighting higher Tier ships with a variety of tools and good survival ability.

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Richelieu has been good to me and her rear guns will hurt anything that gets in their way.

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Alsace is pretty amazing so far.

But I do love Normandie.  Unfortunately, both are tech tree ships and I only have one special French captain. . . I hate to play a ship with an ordinary captain.  Feels like I'm cheating myself.

We'll see which one I finally settle on.

(Possibly Normandie, just because Tier 6 is often more fun than Tier 9.)

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Henri IV's the only T10 I've ever bought permacamo for, so I'd have to say her.

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Republique~ she's my main workhorse and when the stars align she rips right through the enemy like they were made of soggy old cheese

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De Grasse and Henri IV.

Personally, I find all the French Cruisers except Jurien to be good to excellent ships overall.

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I have to say i like the Gal, she’s fast, hits hard and has torps, everything i like in a cruiser.

ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!!!!!!

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4 hours ago, tugdual said:

Charles Martel or Alsace for me.

Not for long. It's getting an unwarranted nerf soon.

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Henri 4 getting buff, with reload booster in test. With that Henri 4 can be very dangerous for broadside cruiser even at long range. Bang Bang Bang ! :Smile_trollface:

 

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Emile Bertain is my favourite cruiser. It up-tiers very well and its accurate guns and long range torps can put the hurt even on battle ships.

Normandie has been great. Fast, agile and surprisingly tough if angled correctly. A salvo from its guns can cause trouble for most components even at long range.

I'm relatively new to Richelieu, but it too gets better and better.

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Conqueror : we need more data 

Alsace : nerf fast NERF !!!

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38 minutes ago, Highlord said:

Not for long. It's getting an unwarranted nerf soon.

I'll bet that everything that outplays Stalingrad will get nerfed.

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1 hour ago, tugdual said:

Conqueror : we need more data 

Alsace : nerf fast NERF !!!

It's a non russian tier 9 that performs well and isn't a hellish grind. That can't be allowed, since tier 9 is supposed to be a paywall.

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58 minutes ago, Highlord said:

It's a non russian tier 9 that performs well and isn't a hellish grind. That can't be allowed, since tier 9 is supposed to be a paywall.

Iowa.

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38 minutes ago, tugdual said:

Iowa.

You used to be able to buy Missouri (read: a better Iowa) with free XP.

Why use Izumo when you can buy Mushashi?

Why use a nerfed Alsace when we're going to have a Jean Bart for sale?

It's a pattern Wargaming follows now.  Nerf the high-tier line ship, put a better one up for sale.

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Charles Martel. Its actually a great T8 that can still contribute in T10 games. De Grasse is excellent too.

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