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What better use of coal Thunderer or Smolensk

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Ok it took me a while to almost save up enough coal for a Thunderer or Smolensk.   It took me more than a year.  So what is a better choice and why.  I have enough for a conqueror (waiting for a sale to purchase) but I am only up to a T8 on Russian CA's.  If I get one it will be a long while if ever to save up for the other. 

Also what about the Yoshino as an option. 

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Depends. Do you want to drive a mediocre ship doing mediocre things, or laugh at people's impotent range as you set them ablaze from smoke?

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11 minutes ago, Tank_Ace said:

Ok it took me a while to almost save up enough coal for a Thunderer or Smolensk.   It took me more than a year.  So what is a better choice and why.  I have enough for a conqueror (waiting for a sale to purchase) but I am only up to a T8 on Russian CA's.  If I get one it will be a long while if ever to save up for the other. 

Also what about the Yoshino as an option. 

thanks 

It kind of depends on you. The Smolinsk will be getting a nerf, that is if the HE changes go through. If battleships are your main, then go with Thunderor. If cruisers your cup of tea, then go with Smolinsk. 

They're both pretty good options.

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3 minutes ago, Ado1fCarsar said:

yoshino is bleh, floating coffin.

I have a friend who seems to enjoy it. I don't have it, but considered getting it. I do have the Alaska though, which that thing is awesome.

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7 minutes ago, Ado1fCarsar said:

yoshino is bleh, floating coffin.

My opinion is the opposite.  It's a good ship.

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12 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

My opinion is the opposite.  It's a good ship.

The casemate is literally coffin shaped.

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The max Shooting range of the Smolensk it is 13.8km plus 20% with cap training, right?  Upgrade and flags does not apply to primary guns, right. 

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7 minutes ago, Tank_Ace said:

The max Shooting range of the Smolensk it is 13.8km plus 20% with cap training, right?  Upgrade and flags does not apply to primary guns, right. 

You can get the range out to 19-20 with the range module and captain skills if desired but I only run range module and use cap skills for other things and my range is 16.2k I believe?

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I recall seeing a post not too long ago where a person called Thunderer a disappointment because it was practically like playing Vanguard?? idk. I'm in the same situation as the OP though, and will have just enough coal when the coupons will reset. I will be getting a Smolensk. Just my dumb luck? I guess I won't get to payback and aggravate the opponent team HE-Spammers as much like they got to aggravate me for many months if the nerf will be substantial? yeah my primary targets will be other HE spammers until my self esteem will be restored  :Smile_hiding:

a case of "If you can't beat them, join them" :Smile_veryhappy:

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The Smolensk will have you laughing like Snidely Whiplash. Or maybe it's his dog, either way it's great fun.

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Smol's getting an armor nerf and there are some HE changes incoming, so I recommend Thunderer, since it's alot more fun anyways than just sitting behind an island or smoke and pressing one button. Also it's really good for ranked, I'll be saving for Thunderer myself 

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Smolensk is one of the most overpowered ships in the game's history. Even the incoming nerfs will do little to hurt it.

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