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As a Russian cruiser player I've noticed that tons of people give me flat broadsides even at close range. I'm guessing they think "Oh that Budyonny only has 152mm guns I'll be fine" but it still baffles me. It's well known by now how BRUTAL Russian cruiser AP is regardless of caliber. Anyone else get this a lot?

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As a Russian cruiser player I've noticed that tons of people give me flat broadsides even at close range. I'm guessing they think "Oh that Budyonny only has 152mm guns I'll be fine" but it still baffles me. It's well known by now how BRUTAL Russian cruiser AP is regardless of caliber. Anyone else get this a lot?

 

They're not thinking that.. In fact, they're not doing much thinking. They're only thought process probably is "get all the guns on that guy!"

 

It's not a thing with your Buddy, those same players probably do it to all sorts of other ships as well

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I've killed many battleships that show their broadsides to light cruisers because they think that. At close range, even an Atlanta's AP will still do over 8k per salvo.

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Huehuehue

 

Show Molotov broadside?

 

You won't after I'm done with you...

 

Huehuehue

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Huehuehue

 

Show Molotov broadside?

 

You won't after I'm done with you...

 

Huehuehue

 

Because two things happened

 

A) Molotov got citadelled through the nose :^)

B) Troll Tier 9 guns clubbing

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Huehuehue

 

Show Molotov broadside?

 

You won't after I'm done with you...

 

Huehuehue

 

Actually, they still will after they forget about it in about 1/2 of a game :fishpalm:

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Actually, they still will after they forget about it in about 1/2 of a game :fishpalm:

 

True that.

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True that.

 

ENDLESS SEALS TO CLUB MUAHAHAHAHAH

owait im noob arent i

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Huehuehue

 

Show Molotov broadside?

 

You won't after I'm done with you...

 

Huehuehue

 

Lol same could be said about the Molotov that I recently deleted with my Indy....She showed me her cits *gasps*  lol.

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Lol same could be said about the Molotov that I recently deleted with my Indy....She showed me her cits *gasps*  lol.

 

Indy is basically an American Molotov without torps and with better armor.

Also Myoko arcs is gr8

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ENDLESS SEALS TO CLUB MUAHAHAHAHAH

owait im noob arent i

plsno

 

Pick up a Molotov now and even you can be a seal clubber now too! 

 

Disclaimer: Seal clubbing not guaranteed

 

*Separate shipping and handling. 

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Lol same could be said about the Molotov that I recently deleted with my Indy....She showed me her cits *gasps*  lol.

 

The moment the Molotov is within range of any ship, it is showing its cits regardless of angle

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Lol same could be said about the Molotov that I recently deleted with my Indy....She showed me her cits *gasps*  lol.

 

Need to play the game more... Thought you were referring to the Independence, not the Indianapolis. >.<

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XD you'd be amazed the amount of broadsides I got shown in my k-berg, and now the Nurnberg.

 

And then there's the time an enemy Aoba gave my Aoba a broadside to start and my opening salvo ripped off over 3/4 of his Health...

 

XD

As long as people keep ignoring cruiser AP, and assume we're just HE spam machines, I'm fine.

Especially in ranked.

 

Funnily enough, because their HE is such crap, and the AP is so good, I've actually stopped using HE on anything but DDs in my 6in German cruisers. The AP does killer damage vs BBs, and cruisers.

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Many times to have to make a choice.

 

Either give a BB your broadside, which is very bad. Or give a Cruiser your broadside which is not as bad. I will give any cruiser my broadside over a BB 9/10....

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XD you'd be amazed the amount of broadsides I got shown in my k-berg, and now the Nurnberg.

 

And then there's the time an enemy Aoba gave my Aoba a broadside to start and my opening salvo ripped off over 3/4 of his Health...

 

XD

As long as people keep ignoring cruiser AP, and assume we're just HE spam machines, I'm fine.

Especially in ranked.

 

Funnily enough, because their HE is such crap, and the AP is so good, I've actually stopped using HE on anything but DDs in my 6in German cruisers. The AP does killer damage vs BBs, and cruisers.

 

AP is what the KM CAs do best!

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Many times to have to make a choice.

 

Either give a BB your broadside, which is very bad. Or give a Cruiser your broadside which is not as bad. I will give any cruiser my broadside over a BB 9/10....

 

 

I'd still think long and hard about giving ships like the Indianapolis or Molotov a broadside... As someone already mentioned a lot of the CA captains are getting wiser on when to use AP.  And I can speak from my own experience that W,A,S,D hacking is a must to avoid being cit'd or being struck for devastating damage.

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Pick up a Molotov now and even you can be a seal clubber now too! 

 

Disclaimer: Seal clubbing not guaranteed

 

*Separate shipping and handling. 

 

Kirov = poor person's Molotov

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Brutally horrible well describes Russian AP.

 

But as bad as they are even under-gunned and horrible performance Russian AP will still citadel flat broadside cruisers. The issue is that ships are overly fragile in general in this game and most players are super bad.

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I love it when a Russian cruiser shows his broadside to my Warspite feels so good I need a smoke afterwards 

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Don't broadside to anything capable of hurting you. Don't broadside to a BB ever. Don't broadside to a DD if you're in their torp range. Don't broadside to a cruiser if you're not a BB. If you're a BB, don't broadside anyways if you're at close range.

 

So basically, "Sailing broadside on? That's a paddling." No qualifiers needed. In some situations it might be a worse paddling than others, but it's always a paddling.

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Seems as good a place as any to ask- just starting the game again, and going up the Soviet crusier line. Right now at the Kirov. 

I know I should use AP vs any cruisers i encounter, and HE vs DD's. But for the BB's- are the Kirov and up's guns good enough that I should always shoot AP at BB's at close range? (If they've given me their side)  Or are some of teh tiers simply never going to pen even flat sides?

 

Just trying to figure out what to shoot at who with these ships.

 

Thanks!

 

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Seems as good a place as any to ask- just starting the game again, and going up the Soviet crusier line. Right now at the Kirov. 

I know I should use AP vs any cruisers i encounter, and HE vs DD's. But for the BB's- are the Kirov and up's guns good enough that I should always shoot AP at BB's at close range? (If they've given me their side)  Or are some of teh tiers simply never going to pen even flat sides?

 

Just trying to figure out what to shoot at who with these ships.

 

Thanks!

 

 

In my experience, AP is what I use about 65-70% of the time against CAs and BBs.  With DDs, just go for HE because the reloads on RU CAs is pretty quick and switching ammo types isn't really a hassle.  Any time a BB or CA is angled away from you, you're better off going with HE.  If they're angled TOWARDS you, it's a gamble... you might pen with AP or overpen, so you may have to trial in error if that's the case.

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They're not thinking that.. In fact, they're not doing much thinking. They're only thought process probably is "get all the guns on that guy!"

 

It's not a thing with your Buddy, those same players probably do it to all sorts of other ships as well

 

You see that mistake all the time in low tiers.  BBs, Cruisers, doesn't matter.  It's even worse however when you see a teammate doing this at higher tiers.  Nothing is more horrifying than watching guys at upper tiers from your team sailing full broadside to the enemy the entire time.

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