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PSA- ODIN and her swiss cheese front turrets.

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So I had some birthday money to spend. 

Bought ODIN after reading @LittleWhiteMousereview.

First game out Upgrades:

AAM1, DCSM1,SBM1,DSCM2 & CSM1.

CAPT SKILLS:

PT, JOAT, EM, BFT, SI, FP & AFT.

wanted to push a flank and ended up solo vs  Alabama and Gneisenau wth 2 cv helping to kill me.

First impression,  nice rudder, responsive. Guns remind me of Graff Spee.

The b turret gets disabled....

Then a turret gets disabled....

I fire a salvo from b, then it gets permanent knocked out.

Quickly followed by a turret.

.....

So I swap out AAM1 for MAM1.

CAPT SKILLS:

PM, EM, BFT, AFT, CE.

next 2 matches one of the front turret gets disabled..

Engagement ranges from 12 km to 19....

.....

 

NO CC MENTION OF SWISS CHEESE FOR TURRET ARMOR.

Buyer beware.

OTHERWISE,  MOUSES review is spot on.

Think of it as a Graff Spee with extra front turret and Tirpitz level of brawling fun.

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I lose turrets all the time in my Kurfurst. Lose a lot of turret now it started a few months ago. Don't know why.

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I'm really struggling with you dropping around $130 bucks for a T8 ship you could have gotten for like $14 bucks.

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1 hour ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

I'm really struggling with you dropping around $130 bucks for a T8 ship you could have gotten for like $14 bucks.

Why? Maybe he got $100,000 for his birthday from uncle Jeff Bezos. It's chump change.

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6 minutes ago, Mego_Splat said:

All german bb suffer from this issue at higher tiers.

It's primarily derpitz and bismark that have that issue, because the face plates and barbettes aren't thick enough

FdG and GK suffer far less, thanks to having thicker armor in those two spots.

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Other TX bb can wreck kurfurst turrets so ez at brawl ranges.. For sure montana, kremlin, yamato, thunderer, georgia... This list keeps growing :Smile_sad:

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2 hours ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

I'm really struggling with you dropping around $130 bucks for a T8 ship you could have gotten for like $14 bucks.

Ehhh, tbf if he finishes all the directives it's also almost a full ranked season's worth of steel when steel is very hard for a non competitive player to get ahold of.

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8 minutes ago, Mego_Splat said:

Other TX bb can wreck kurfurst turrets so ez at brawl ranges.. For sure montana, kremlin, yamato, thunderer, georgia... This list keeps growing :Smile_sad:

Aim better?

At brawling ranges, I assume 15km, almost all T10 BBs have upwards of 550mm of penetration and no battleship has that much turret faceplate armor.

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7 hours ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

I'm really struggling with you dropping around $130 bucks for a T8 ship you could have gotten for like $14 bucks.

What is the 4500 steel worth?  Because he can now get that.....

 

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15 minutes ago, db4100 said:

What is the 4500 steel worth?  Because he can now get that.....

 

If we were to use the Steel Monsters campaign from a couple years back as a benchmark , a fair price would be in the 67-68 USD range.

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German BB turrets are actually real nice to squish.  They have vertical turret faces and the face armor isn't thickly armored.  Go and check them in armor viewer.

 

If you like to fight in closer ranges it becomes easier to pick them out.  

 

I learned to aim for them the way I do against FR Quad gun 380mm BB turrets.

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1 hour ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

German BB turrets are actually real nice to squish.  They have vertical turret faces and the face armor isn't thickly armored.  Go and check them in armor viewer.

 

Heh. No wonder I'm always getting at least one of my turrets getting incapacitated, at least once, every single match... lol. :Smile_hiding:

I gotten so accustomed to it, I just let it be. It's better for my sanity anyway, lel. :Smile_teethhappy:

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4 hours ago, Blorgh2017 said:

Heh. No wonder I'm always getting at least one of my turrets getting incapacitated, at least once, every single match... lol. :Smile_hiding:

I gotten so accustomed to it, I just let it be. It's better for my sanity anyway, lel. :Smile_teethhappy:

The usual rule with turret face armor is the larger the gun, the thicker the turret face.  But there are oddities.  The RN 419mm gun turret faces are vertical and very thin for the gun size.  German ones are paper thin esp the 380mm gun turrets.  They're not wide like FR quad gun turrets, but once you can hit the turrets, you go 'em.

 

Also note that some BBs got turrets sitting on top of tall barbettes, which can be vulnerable.

 

Meanwhile IJN, USN BB turrets are pretty good in protection and typically not having tall, exposed turrets.  Vertical turret faces for their BBs aren't a thing.

Yamato has beastly turrets and the 460mm AP can wreck turrets.

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13 hours ago, Mego_Splat said:

Other TX bb can wreck kurfurst turrets so ez at brawl ranges.. For sure montana, kremlin, yamato, thunderer, georgia... This list keeps growing :Smile_sad:

It’s fortunate then that those aren’t her primary weapons. :Smile_izmena:

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5 hours ago, Nevermore135 said:

It’s fortunate then that those aren’t her primary weapons. :Smile_izmena:

But they are.. The secondaries are just a fireworks show and cant be relied upon.

I switched to concealment / fire prevention and started sniping instead.. Now its a low grade montana lolz

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