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British cruisers

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I play mostly the Operation of the week. From what I've seen & read the Leander is not a bad boat and the Fuji is considered my some as the top T7 non-premium cruiser. I see more Molotov & Budyonny's than Leander's on T6 ops. The Fuji is even rarer in T7 ops. I do see these ships in few randoms I play. I'm wondering if there is a reason. I do reralize the sudden jump in the number of US cruisers due the the split but I see both Russian & French cruisers more than British cruisers in ops.

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They are both great ships for the ops. However, they can't light fires, and given the design of many missions, you have to play on the flank to get broadsides. IMO they are underused.

I suppose their smoke isn't well-used in most ops, whereas speed and fire chance are. They also don't get DFAA.

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9 minutes ago, pewpewpew42 said:

They are both great ships for the ops. However, they can't light fires, and given the design of many missions, you have to play on the flank to get broadsides. IMO they are underused.

I suppose their smoke isn't well-used in most ops, whereas speed and fire chance are. They also don't get DFAA.

Most operations require the player team to keep advancing through the enemy.  And that's not a good situation for just smoking up and sitting still, because you'd fall behind the rest of your team.

About the only operation where the player team is really on the defensive is the defense of the Newport base op.  And I could see an RN CL smoking up effectively in that operation.

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I’ve used both in different Ops missions. They’re great for hydro-ing the DD’s torps and killing off the DD’s and do ok with the cruisers. Having torps themselves comes in handy also but the bots are some of the best Eurobeaters around! Their biggest draw back is that they seem to attract attention from the bots quickly and as you may know, both have tinfoil for armor! The smoke can come in handy for smoking up the bots you sometimes have to protect.

Give them a try though, it makes a refreshing change from using the usual suspects!

 

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I find that with Leander, Perth, and Fiji, I will smoke up my fire breathing team mates and continue on to spot and do damage.  The smoke is also handy to let a teammate disengage.  I also find the RN CLs good at citadelling ships.  The Perth creeping smoke is very good at escorting the Raptor or advancing on a Fort in safety (AP does damage forts at a certain range and aiming point.)

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Hmm...I've only run my Fiji once in operations, come to think of it...Raptor rescue..Now with that one, when they are fixing the CV, it makes sense to smoke up, etc...but now I want to try her in the other ones...Love my Fiji!

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The strength of RN cruisers in the game is their consumables. They DON"T play like other cruisers. Leander especially is fragile and undergunned, but she has smoke, a heal and good torpedos. I do smoke up the Princess Ship we're protecting in ops. Torps are hard to use in ops EXCEPT point blank emergencies. Fiji is much the same, but with REAL firepower in her twelve guns and the same consumables and torps as Leander. I had real trouble getting performance out of Leander, but did get a feel for her as I ground up to Fiji. I've only had Fiji up and working for a couple weeks and in limited play I'm liking her already. The extra guns make a big difference. It takes a lot of play to get the feel of a new ship, in particular when it's something rather new.

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