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So I've been admiring how useless my Nassau's guns are against a Kaiser at close range. Both times at point blank range, the first was with AP against the hull.

 

The second time was with HE on or near the bow of a Kaiser, again at point blank range, just before ramming on the nose. The screen shot verifies that 7 HE hits on the Kaiser no damage (0). The encounter was sudden and brief and the 7 HE were the only hits with my mains. What am I not getting? Thanks

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You might've been hitting his modules, because modules have a different HP pool from the main HP pool, the ship

 

 

hurt the module HP enough and you might knock it out completely 

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HE shots can be absorbed by armor, you have to aim them at the less armored sections, there is also a bug showing some penetrations either of the torpedo bulge or hitting a module registering as a pen but 0 dmg. It's a bit confusing at the moment due to that. At point blank range AP ammo is a much better choice as it has more penetration power the closer you are.

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It looks like you set three fires to him three times with those 7 hits but you probably rammed him too quickly for them to do much damage.

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HE can explode on armored parts of a ship and the damage is absorbed by the armor. You know that little icon where the shell is exploding on the armor (if you have the extra info turned on)? That's the HE shell exploding on the armor and dealing no damage. German BBs, with their small caliber guns, will have this problem more.

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Like RipNuN2 says.

I'd like to add that if you used your HE against the superstructure you would be scoring fire damage also, the German secondaries and AA are good, so press Ctrl + Left click on your target fo focus secondaries on the target you are engaging...

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Thanks for the advice. Aiming above the hull and assigning secondaries, but at that close range what else would the secondaries be targeting? The encounter was sudden (as Tier II/IV BBs go), so there was no time to switch to AP.

 

But again, I can understand light or very light damage from the HE, but 0 damage seconds before ramming?

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