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What’s with all the clan battles comps that use 3-5 destroyers?  Do all the T8 cruisers just suck?  Is a 3-Kiev comp unstoppable?  How to deal with DD-heavy comps this CB season?

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2 minutes ago, n00bot said:

What’s with all the clan battles comps that use 3-5 destroyers?  Do all the T9 cruisers just suck?  Is a 3-Kiev comp unstoppable?  How to deal with DD-heavy comps this CB season?

I don't do CB, but if you're talking Tier IX specifically, the Cruisers that tier in general really suck.

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7 minutes ago, n00bot said:

What’s with all the clan battles comps that use 3-5 destroyers?  Do all the T9 cruisers just suck?  Is a 3-Kiev comp unstoppable?  How to deal with DD-heavy comps this CB season?

 T9 cruiser do suck, Every time I run into those in this clan battle season it is kicks my butt

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Really think it's unfair that some clans get to play T9  While us Latin-American clans are stuck with T8s:cap_viking:

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Dds are stronger at t8 than the cruisers are. If you can spot for an Akizuki in smoke, it's dpm is extreme.

The dds at the tier just bring a lot to the table. The cruisers mostly don't have heals and all damage is permanent and the dds mitigate it better. The dds are just good at everything. 

Plus citadeling chappys at 12km with le terrible is just plain fun. 

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If you mean clan we run 2dd 1bb rest cruisers. Plenty decent at tier 8. For dd I run loyang. I've tried my cleveland for cruiser. Baltimore and Wichita good too. Chappy. Good fun.

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Our clan messed around with this. It's a really effective strategy because most the cruisers dont have heals, and it's only really countered by heavy radar heavy DPM ships.... at tier 8 that's pretty rare, especially against a standard build. 

 

One good solid counter is a radar Edinburgh, though you risk running into standard comps and getting hit hard. 

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I ran into a 6 Akizuki lineup the other night. They go wrecked. I also ran into a 4 Kiev-1 Lightning lineup the round before, and we got wrecked. We changed how we dealt with heavy DD lineups, and instantly fixed the problem.

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1 hour ago, n00bot said:

What’s with all the clan battles comps that use 3-5 destroyers?

They want to win.

1 hour ago, n00bot said:

Do all the T9 cruisers just suck?

Yes, pretty much.

1 hour ago, n00bot said:

Is a 3-Kiev comp unstoppable?

No, all it requires is skills.

1 hour ago, n00bot said:

How to deal with DD-heavy comps this CB season?

GIT GUD!

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2 hours ago, n00bot said:

What’s with all the clan battles comps that use 3-5 destroyers?  Do all the T9 cruisers just suck?  Is a 3-Kiev comp unstoppable?  How to deal with DD-heavy comps this CB season?

You might want to correct it to T8.   

 

Our clan switched to the 4 DD comp. We do it because it’s aggressive and effective. 

T8 cruisers mostly  don’t have heals and they are almost all thin armour.   Effective focus fire melts them quick.  

No 3 Kiev’s aren’t unstoppable but they are hard to beat if they are skilled. 

The DD comp itself is most easily beaten if you run all your ships in one pack. Heavy anti DD at front. Bring hydro and radar. BB needs to also push hard then altogether chase them out of their smokes.   Keep moving and changing course.

 

 

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So, my question is...

bulk Aki's for the firepower or Kievs for the flexibility?

and do you bother with a lightning or kidd on the opposite/middle for spots and zone control?

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3 hours ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

We changed how we dealt with heavy DD lineups, and instantly fixed the problem.

What did you change?

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3 hours ago, Dareios said:

So, my question is...

bulk Aki's for the firepower or Kievs for the flexibility?

and do you bother with a lightning or kidd on the opposite/middle for spots and zone control?

2x Aki for fire power

2x other dd for spots and versatility.  One kitey fast gunboat and one stealthy but good guns. Examples: Kiev’s , Cossacks , LeTerible, Loyang. 

1x baltimore

1x BB like Lenin or Vladivostok 

 

DDs run in one group and go wide , focus fire  the crap out of everything.  Akis can share smoke .

 

bb and Baltimore hold center and try to get citadels. 

 

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7 hours ago, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

My old clan, every last game we loaded all DD's for fun. We got some comments and some laughs.

We did that for legit 3 days straight, the whole CB session.

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