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New Tier 8 Italian BB spotted: IMPERO

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It's not a new premium. It's Roma with SAP shells instead of HE as a testbed for seeing if Italian BB's should get them or not.

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Its a Roma with SAP and Italian cruiser smoke. Probably a testbed for Italian BBs, which will likely follow German CVs.

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As tfcas said, it’s a proof of concept test version of Roma with Italian smoke and SAP, likely as a way to test mechanics for future Italian BBs, rather than a normal premium that will be sold. 

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Yes, but will WW improve the Roma/Impero distance & reload times on their main guns, tho? Be nice if they improved her AA bubble too...

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28 minutes ago, tfcas119 said:

Its a Roma with SAP and Italian cruiser smoke. Probably a testbed for Italian BBs, which will likely follow German CVs.

Italian BB are a myth. Soviet BB split line first.

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1 hour ago, Maine_ARC_1 said:

It's not a new premium. It's Roma with SAP shells instead of HE as a testbed for seeing if Italian BB's should get them or not.

Be interesting to have heard how it did and not just "LOOK WHAT I SAW!!"

56 minutes ago, MidnightPhoenix07 said:

it’s a proof of concept test version of Roma with Italian smoke and SAP

BBs with smoke, THAT will be interesting; is it creeping smoke like the Italian cruisers get or standard, stay in place smoke?

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As far as i know, its a Roma with SAP instead of HE and that smoke from italian cruisers. All the other stats are the same. Likely a test bed for a future italian BB line. 

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12 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Be interesting to have heard how it did and not just "LOOK WHAT I SAW!!"

BBs with smoke, THAT will be interesting; is it creeping smoke like the Italian cruisers get or standard, stay in place smoke?

Italian smoke, so full speed. Of course, its smoke firing penalty is something like 14 or 15km I think, so it’s really just going to be an ambush smoke like it kind of is on the cruisers sometimes. 

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11 minutes ago, MidnightPhoenix07 said:

Italian smoke, so full speed. Of course, its smoke firing penalty is something like 14 or 15km I think, so it’s really just going to be an ambush smoke like it kind of is on the cruisers sometimes. 

Or a 'run away' smoke, because some times you just gotta get outa Dodge.

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6 hours ago, murder_0ne said:

No idea on the stats obviously. Pretty sexy looking ship.

 

 

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That looks identical to the Roma...so yes, its sexy, but.....it's literally a copy pasta.

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4 hours ago, BattlecruiserOperational said:

SAP on BB guns could be VERY tasty. Smoke with the massive firing penatly will be borderline useless however...

Agree with this.  I sometimes use my IT CA smoke as a way to charge an enemy (usually BB) so that I can let loose the torps (Coop).  With Samsonetti and TA on my Venezia the torps are pretty fast and deadly.  Obviously, I don't have that need on the BB.  Unless.......

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5 hours ago, BattlecruiserOperational said:

SAP on BB guns could be VERY tasty. Smoke with the massive firing penatly will be borderline useless however...

It will be very limited offensively, yes. But as a defensive tool, the ability to instantly go dark and reposition while moving full speed will be handy. I imagine it will be similar to the Italian CAs with 203mm guns, who also struggle to use the smoke while firing because of their massive smoke firing penalty.

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First I was like 'Ooooo Impero'

But after a second look I was like 'OMG It's Mouse!!!'

LWM sighting confirmed.

 

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10 hours ago, Y_Nagato said:

Italian BB are a myth. Soviet BB split line first.

   Wait the BBS themselves are a myth? 

    I could have sworn I read they were real somewhere I mean...I own two of them.

     Are you sure the Italian BBS are a myth?

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29 minutes ago, grorg said:

   Wait the BBS themselves are a myth? 

    I could have sworn I read they were real somewhere I mean...I own two of them.

     Are you sure the Italian BBS are a myth?

 

he was myth-staken

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12 hours ago, murder_0ne said:

No idea on the stats obviously. Pretty sexy looking ship.

I saw one yesterday morning (perhaps the same player,) and unless I'm crazy... it had the same smoke that the cruiser do. Though when he used it, it wasn't particularly effective since he fired shortly after and was instant and perma spotted from there. 

Reading up the rest of the thread instead of just the first post... yup... smoke. Though it was used far too close to other ships.

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