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 This is a ship I normally do OKAYYY in, with the occasional good match, but nothing like this:  3 of those kills were BB's- a Konig, a Kongo and a New Mex.   Konig was a gun kill- he just kept sailing broadside to me, and never once pointed his guns my way, lol.   Okay, buddy- you asked for it...   The 4th kill was a Farragut- kind of a pain to gun down DD's with only AP.    I believe this is my highest damage game ever in it.  I also had a Myoko down to less than 400 hp, when he ran into a torp from our CV.

  It came down to me, our Kongo, and our CV  vs 3 BB's all in a pack.  (which is likely why they ate so many of my torps...)   

 I'm just futzing around playing mid tier cruisers to finish out the last step of FSW.  I plan to get almost there- then take out Alaska, and knock it out in style!    Both Exeter and Huang He saw plenty of use today.  I'd forgotten just how maneuverable and FUN they are,  playing all those high tier CA's.  HH in particular handles more like a DD than a cruiser- which makes it a really fun change of pace.

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Plus 1 just because I hate Leander with a passion, as a useless crumpett throwing piece of junk, and you actually made it work.

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13 hours ago, Fletcher7_1944 said:

but nothing like this

The Leander is horribly underrated and can deal some really terrific damage when things fall out well.

@Estimated_Prophet, I know you favour the Emerald over the Leander, and I could never understand that; my experience of the Leander is that it has better guns and better arcs all round.

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3 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

The Leander is horribly underrated and can deal some really terrific damage when things fall out well.

@Estimated_Prophet, I know you favour the Emerald over the Leander, and I could never understand that; my experience of the Leander is that it has better guns and better arcs all round.

Because when all else fails, an Emerald is easily capable of killing things by Torpedo attack; Leander doesn't even really have that, and has never been anything more than a crumpet throwing xp pinata to me.

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14 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Plus 1 just because I hate Leander with a passion, as a useless crumpett throwing piece of junk, and you actually made it work.

  I used to feel the same way when I first got it- in the New Year's mission 2016.   I'm still shy of halfway through it.    Finally figured out, that to play it in Co-op- and LIVE long enough to do anything,  You need to play it like a 12 yr old at the helm of a DD.

  Forget all about that light cruiser nonsense- Leander is all about looking for opportunities- and exploiting them.   (read opportunity as dummies not paying attention when they damn well should)   It does a pretty fair job of shooting other cruisers to pieces, as well.   VS DD's it's pretty meh, thanks to the AP only.  VS BB's, you need a lot of time, and/or much dumb to inflict major damage with guns- but it can be done, with luck and a favorable mm (read lots of tier 5 BB's)     Instead,  playing it like a typical yolo torping cad is what gets the job done- AFTER you assess the situation, and are sure you won't get spanked for it.    Wait till the toasters lock onto someone else- THEN strike.

  Like Emerald, use your smoke to break line of sight- so they forget about you and look to someone else.   (toasters only- I haven't dared to bring it to pvp, and that meta)   Best if you have a nice DD squirrel to distract them.  CV's work too- when the lollibotes are dead, the CV becomes their primary focus, it seems.

  I got super duper extra special lucky in this match, that THREE mostly full health BB's totally ignored me- and sailed past in a conga line towards our CV.  (who was keeping them busy dodging torp after torp, lol)   This, after I pimp slapped their DD and CA escorts right in front of them.   I knew I was dead- it was just a matter of when.   But the shells never came, because they got distracted by a juicier target.

  Mine doesn't get played much, because the matches that end with me getting my face kicked in seconds after being spotted for the first time  FAR outnumber those games where I wreck things...

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On 4/15/2019 at 10:55 AM, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

The Leander is horribly underrated and can deal some really terrific damage when things fall out well.

@Estimated_Prophet, I know you favour the Emerald over the Leander, and I could never understand that; my experience of the Leander is that it has better guns and better arcs all round.

Emerald is the best British tier 5 DESTROYER... and it doesn't see tier 8 like Leander. 

In co-op you will do a lot more damage making a suicide run with torps than by pecking away with guns, which is why I like torpedo heavy cruisers, so long as they have enough armor to close the gap with BBs. 

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