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  1. Le clan Make Iowa Great Again recrute ! Jeune clan, nous avons pour objectifs les clan wars et, comme tout clan, permettre à nos membres de former facilement des divisions avec des joueurs ayant le même état d'esprit. https://wows-numbers.com/clan/500145282,IOWA-Make-Iowa-Great-Again/ Au programme, du fun: que ce soit en division, en entraînement, en clan battle tout autre mode de jeu, cela doit rester quelque chose qui nous plaît à tous. Nous ne sacrifierons pas le fun sur l'autel de la compétition. Ce que nous recherchons chez nos joueurs: De la motivation et de la présence (même si, bien sûr, la vie réelle passe avant tout). Une attitude compétitive et un bon esprit sportif (accepter la défaite comme rester humble après la victoire; savoir se remettre en question et accepter la critique). Une bonne connaissance des mécaniques de jeu. L'envie de progresser, que ce soit en "solo", en division, ou en équipe. Être volontaire pour participer aux entraînements, ce n'est pas une perte de temps. Les critères de recrutement (donnés à titre indicatif, il y a toujours moyen de rentrer si on sait y faire): Tout le monde l'a vu venir celui-là, ne pas avoir des stats horribles. Sera jugé au cas par cas mais un WR au dessus des 50% est apprécié. (Le rang en ranked n'est pas pris en compte) Avoir un navire de tier X équipé et un capitaine au top pour les CB. Avoir Discord ainsi qu'un micro convenable, la communication c'est la clé. Parler un français correct, l'anglais est un plus. Enfin et surtout, s'entendre avec les autres membres du clan. Comment va se dérouler le recrutement: Après avoir pris contact avec un officier (in-game ou via les forums WG) nous discuterons un peu avec vous sur notre Discord, histoire de mieux se connaître, savoir quels sont vos navires favoris, les classes avec lesquelles vous êtes à l'aise, etc... Ensuite nous irons faire des parties en division avec vous (pas la peine de stresser, cela vous permettra aussi de voir avec qui vous vous embarquez). Nous vous recontacterons ensuite pour vous annoncer si vous êtes pris, ou non, ou si nous avons encore besoin de faire quelques parties en votre compagnie. Qui contacter (par mp in-game ou sur le forum): Lansing01 - Amiral ReDSuN__PnM - Second Imperathor92 - Recruteur Diplomatie (Contacter Redsun ou moi-même): Alliance avec nos amis les [KHIF] En espérant vous voir bientôt sur les hautes mers, que ce soit à nos côtés ou face à nous.
  2. Linushg

    R/C Scale 1/200 USS Iowa

    Hello guys! As requested by Kandly I will now start a thread on the building of my scale 1/200 USS Iowa! Hope you like it and more updates will follow soon. Above turret view. From the Bow. Top down view. Of one of the stock quad 40 mm Bofors mounts. Superstructure view. View from astern. Hope you all like my work and more updates will come as I make more progress. /Linushg
  3. Hello everyone, I have heard alot of stories about people saying the USS Iowa is really bad and other people who were shouting that it was an amazing ship, it just needed more skill to "master" her. Now since I'm almost able to get the Iowa I wanted to know it I should buy it or if I should just stop at my North Carolina and not go any further. Also, people are saying that the Iowa has really bad protection, while I read an article that stated that actually, the Iowa had less amount of armor but it was of a way better quality which made it really strong. So did Wargaming just make it "a bad ship" according to people? Also, apparently the citadels that used to be very high before have been "fixed" so to say. Does it make it really better or just better? I'm looking forward to complete answers if possible, not just people screaming it's bad or good without proper arguments. Thank you! Kind Regards, Nathan Link to the article: (It's the 3th topic; Armor) https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-think-Iowa-would-have-been-able-to-defeat-Yamato
  4. Captain_Riley

    Iowa AA is missing

    I have observed long ago that Iowa is missing a ton of Oerlikon mounts, by the end of the War she had 19 quad Bofors mounts and 52 single Oerlikon mounts, however in the game once you hit C hull, she only has 32 dual Oerlikon mounts. I ask why? The Alabama has the exact number of 52 single Oerlikon mounts and they're great just the way they are, so why doesn't Iowa boast the same historically accurate loadout that the Alabama does? Iowa is missing: -2 Oerkilon mounts on her bow -2 Oerlikon mounts directly fore of her foremost two Bofors mounts, just in front of Turret #1 -3 Oerlikon mounts on top of Turret #2 -2/2 Oerlikon mounts on each side, 1/1 just behind 5" guns 51 and 52 (her foremost dual 5" mounts) For those that do not know, on the NC-class, SoDak-class and the Iowa-class, their 10 5" mounts were 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 on her starboard and 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 on her port side, ie: 51, 52, 53, etc. the 5 indicating the caliber of the guns. And 1/1 Oerlikon mounts just fore of the two lateral Mark 37 gun directors on the two sides of the front funnel -9 Oerlikon mounts just aft of her #3 Turret Alabama's AA layout has been rendered in a historically accurate manner, Iowa's should be as well.
  5. Captain_Riley

    American battleships' Gun Director bug

    Why do the Mark 37 gun directors (4 can be found on most battleships and on destroyers like the Fletcher, Benson, etc.) on American battleships turn with the main batteries? The Mark 37s guided the dual purpose 5" guns. It was only the Mark 38s that guided the main batteries (the ones on the two highest points of US BBs: can be observed on Iowa-class, Montana-class, North Carolina-class, South Dakota-class). Wargaming only got the Alabama's directors right as they don't turn with the main batteries, only the Mark 38s do. Although it would be cool if the Mark 37s did turn with the Mark 28 5" dual turrets on BBs.
  6. Saisho48

    Iowa's upgrade

    Iowa's 3rd upgrade slot Main Battery Modification2 has +5% reload +15% traverse while in 6th slot Main Battery Modification3 has -12% reload -13% traverse What's the point to increase in 3rd slot mod2? Who wants to use it ever?
  7. gekkehenkie50

    Help for the Iowa

    So, I know there is already a post for this, and yes, I have been looking around internet, but I cannot find any help for the Iowa that seems to work for me. The problems I encounter: She turns like a brick Often I find myself in situations where it is simply impossible to angle towards every ship, and I must decide between angling towards that Nagato or the Amagi etc. When I do go head on I feel trapped, once commited, I'm on that path until I'm dead, there is not turning back because, unlike in the NC, Iowa takes MASSIVE damage to her broadside Often when fighting my team does indeed use me as a tank, which I'm fine with because that's my role, but then they take that as a bail out option; when 1 ship turns for whatever reason, my entire back-up just routes, they all run away whilest I soak up the damage... (But, of course, this is just asking for team work in a Random battle, which is very rare as it is) The guns do not seem to be more accurate then the NC, despite everyone telling me they are It's AA seems worse than the NC Usually when tanking I lose atleast 1 of my frontal turrets, sometimes both Overall, I would really like to be able to be of assistance to my team, but I have no idea how I should handle Iowa. I tried sniping one game (I know I shouldn't) and, it actually got me more xp and credits than when I tank. I did notice however, that I am less accurate in the Iowa because it shell flight times are different (I think) compared to NC. Any tips are welcome, but my main question is how do I tank efficiently, without taking too much focus fire from multiple flanks and angles? Tier Battles Win rate PR Average Damage Avg. frags Avg. planes destroyed Iowa 9 3 0% 16 24 460 0 2
  8. Hello Everyone, This game on Shards makes your toes curl, the many mistakes I made and getting the Kraken unleashed while the game seemed to be lost to me but.... well just watch and enjoy how I [edited] up.
  9. PhantomSailor

    Iowa Changes for Public Test

    So logged on Public Test today and to see the changes to USS Iowa.These are the changes I saw, didn't look too deep if there could be other changes.But citadel has been lowered and here are the other changes. Citadel Deck Changed from 152mm to 25mm & 16mm (Splits to multiple sections) Citadel Athward FRONT - Changed from 287mm & 216mm to 216mm (One section) BACK - Changed from 287mm & 16mm to 16mm (One section) Citadel Armorbelt Changed from 307mm & 297mm & 163mm to 297mm & 163mm PUBLIC TEST: LIVE:
  10. jerkchicken

    Iowa/Missouri White canvas

    Hey, So my question is: Why does WG make on the Iowa/Missouri arround the turrerts white canvas while they are in real black? I annoyed with it, Just the fact that the black canvas would look better than those white canvas Lets take a look, Ingame: Real: I've seen that they where in the past black (US T9 Iowa) -> So WG I will be pleased if they can fix it, otherwise i will search for skins and i change it by myself. (if anyone knows how to do it) [edited] Greets, Splire
  11. gekkehenkie50

    What to do in this situation

    I have a question: When you are in any ship, be that a DD, BB or CA (CVs excluded in this case), what do you do when you meet the entire enemy fleet? This seems to happen to me alot; In Iowa, I often suddenly get spotted, and then the shells just start pouring in, my team wisely decides to turn around and run, but because I am being focused, and it is tier IX, I have no chance of retreat, except perhaps backing up... I have already made a post about the Iowa and how bad I am in her, but I noticed that this problem is not specific to her... Come to think of it, it can happen to any ship. I just played a game in Akizuki, and together with a fletcher we just cleared a headland, and bam, 1 ship... 2...3...5...7...9 it was at that point that I got the picture and steamed in the other direction, however; the enemy fleet deployed radar... I think it was the chapayev... so what do you do in a DD when radar is on and you still need to run 3km to get out of its AOE? I just did a wiggle wiggle shake and prayed :S. I survived with 2K hp left, the fletcher didnt get away... so, now crippled I tried to flank around the enemy and let them pass me by... they just turned on radar again and surrounded me. My questions are: What can you do if you find yourself spotted, out in the open, in front of the entire enemy fleet? Is there any counter against radar for a DD?
  12. Hi all, After 150 battles (no "Premium") in my beloved "North Carolina" I am now almost at the threshold of the "Iowa"! I love my "North Carolina" and I have great battles in her (even though vast majority is Tier IX and Tier X) - my WinRate is OK (was above 60% all in solo just few days ago) and I have more than average stats in other fields as well. So... should I stop at "North Carolina" with USN BB line (I would keep her just as I kept "Colorado" and "New Mexico") or should I continue to "Iowa" and Tier IX? What is your experience? Is it worth buying and using "Iowa" at Tier IX compared to what is already present with "North Carolina" at Tier VIII? Leo "Apollo11" P.S. Since my childhood I have 1:350 diorama of USS BB-56 "Washington" and I immensely enjoyed my WoWs trip to "North Carolina" (since there is no "Washington" yet in the game) - that was my initial goal when i started playing 1+ years ago - to have her!
  13. After playing and enjoying the NC so much as of late, the Iowa really does feel like a let-down in comparison. It's not a bad ship per se, it simply has to deal with a lot rougher MM while not being much of a step up from the NC. As usual you can find my recommended build at the end.
  14. El2aZeR

    About the Iowa/Montana

    Browsing the American Forums, I've stumbled upon this thread: http://forum.worldofwarships.com/index.php?/topic/99212-confirmed-iowamontana-citadel-modeling-error/ For those of you too lazy to click that, it basically shows that the citadel model on both the Iowa and the Montana include a splinter deck which (obviously) should not be a part of it. This makes the citadel on both ships extend far above the waterline and is one of the reasons why they're so vulnerable compared to their contemporaries. Separating the splinter deck from the citadel would make them similar to the North Carolina and therefore much harder to hit at closer ranges. The official answer was: First of all, according to people in the thread (and I have no reason to believe they are lying) both Iowa and Montana are the only battleships in the game whose citadels are modeled to include the splinter deck (apparently the Yamato as well, but that is arguable). And I believe it is widely accepted that the Montana at least is the worst performing T10 battleship, being outclassed by both the Yamato and the G.Kurfürst in almost every category. Publicly available data supports this, showing that the Montana comes in dead last by a good amo in every relevant category across almost every server (a common trend for USN ships). The Russian server stands out as an anomaly, on which it on average sports slightly better damage and survival rates than the Yamato during the last two weeks. (I'm basing this off of warships.today, as wows-numbers is currently down, but I believe other stat sites will draw a similar picture) Of course, there are also things that will never be reflected in stats. Assuming a similar skill level, I think everyone will agree with me that a Yamato or a G.Kurfürst will usually win a fight against a Monty barring any divine intervention from RNGesus. The Montana simply doesn't have enough strengths to make up for it, most of her former ones taken away by the G.Kurfürst when it was introduced. Even some of the things it has going for it can be argued upon (for example Yamato is arguably better at weathering air strikes thanks to its absurd TDS value, as neither will be capable of wiping out a significant portion of T10 planes before they drop their payloads). This raises several questions: If being the most underperforming ship in its bracket is not enough to warrant a buff, what is? Sure, Monty deletes cruisers real good, but so do both the Yamato and the G.Kurfürst in addition to not being comparatively useless at everything else. And Monty is the most vulnerable to cruiser AP shells out of the 3. Does this perhaps mean that the game is only balanced based on statistics available on the Russian server? I've read otherwise, but WG employees are apparently no stranger to lying to the community as evidenced above. Is WG happy with the current state of US ships? If so, doesn't this validate everyone crying about "anti-US bias"? Including other facts like STS plating not being considered as armor (for those that don't know, that's 114mm of armor missing on the turret faceplate for the Montana alone), it'd be rather difficult to argue against that. It may just be that WG is waiting on how much the recent armor buff will affect the statistics before making further changes. Separating the splinter deck from the citadel would of course be a rather big survivability buff to the Iowa and the Montana, but the reasons given do seem rather questionable to say the least. Thoughts? PS: Well, this sure turned into a wall of text. It's my first post here, too *sigh*.
  15. Hab ein interessantes Schulungsvideo der US Navy zur Funktionsweise der Geschütztürme der Iowa Klasse gefunden - keine Ahnung ob das schon mal gepostet wurde. Ist auf alle Fälle interessant zu sehen was für ein immenser Aufwand hinter bzw. unterhalb der Kanonen nötig war um diese permanent am schiessen zu halten. Die Größe der Projektile und die Masse an Schiesspulver (pro Schuss) ist echt gewaltig und beeindruckend
  16. The anatomy of a high-tier loss. I shame the battleships in this match, all of whom are utter pussies who are a disgrace to battleship captains everywhere. Pushed up supporting my team's destroyers, briefly got a break in C cap and I could have exploited it further if it wasn't just me in the Montana and two DDs working together (smoke concealment, torpedo runs, the works), against the enemy Montana, one DD and two cruisers. Us three ships took B cap on our own, and moved in to force C cap afterwards. Extremely infuriating to see my team's Montana camp at max range, and I reserve a special fury for my team's Yamato who ran away from the enemy team for the better half of 10 minutes at FULL HEALTH. Kudos to my team's CV, he tried his best to carry but what's there to do when you're stuck on a team that is comprised of potatoes and bankrupt [edited]? If you don't have the money nor the guts, please don't get the Montana or worse still the Yamato. If you're going to camp at max range and just let the enemy CV torp you to hell (as happened with my team's Yamato) I hope your game crashes every time you start it up and you go back to playing tetris on your black-and-white gameboy. Wish I saved a copy of my chat log in this game, it was one of my most furious and profanity-laden rants against assholes who always complain that "battleship captains do not dare to push up and shoot". Because when you get one such captain on your team who plays a battleship the way it's supposed to be played, you just throw it all away by running away from the fight. I was second ship to die in this match. Look at the [edited]score. I still made TOP THREE. I curse the battleships on my team (other than the Tirpitz) for all eternity. If you are a member of this forum, I hope you see this rant. ...Because if I catch you on the enemy team you are going to be first to die. *angry rant over*
  17. FazzoMetal

    Next move in my tech tree

    Hi everybody! I'm currently playing battleships in the American tech tree and I'm a bit stuck at the North Carolina. Going over tier VIII is extremely difficult and I'm evaluating what to do next: - converting experience from older BBs to speed up the path to the Iowa - using the free experience to start the Japanese BBs tech tree reaching quickly the Fuso (I really enjoyed playing the Haruna) - using the free experience to start the new German BBs tech tree I would like to do the best possible move to really enjoy my next matches in WoWs. What do you suggest me? Thanks in advance!
  18. Captain_Riley

    Iowa vs Montana

    Asking players whom have had both for a long time, do you feel like the Iowa handles better than the Montana? Which one is more responsive, plus the Iowa being the fastest battleship by far wouldn't that make it more like a tier 9.5 bb?
  19. This series of guides goes to very detail about ship behavior tactics and stats. Videos include port view + captain skills + modules + stats comparisons + gameplay action Tier 3: Tier 4: NIKOLAI Tier 5: NEW YORK KONGO Tier 6: NEW MEXICO FUSO WARSPITE Tier 7: COLORADO NAGATO Tier 8: NORTH CAROLINA TIRPITZ AMAGI Tier 9: IOWA IZUMO Tier 10: MONTANA YAMATO
  20. Captain_Riley

    Iowa's 6th upgrade (for Iowa veterans)

    I've only played two matches in the Iowa so far and I have noticed that her dispersion is actually pretty good and her volleys are quite consistent, I get a lot of Citadels with her so I must ask Iowa veterans, in your opinion, is it worth getting the Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 or is it better to get the AA Gun Modification 3? Thank you for your time.
  21. So relaxing You can watch the rest of my videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFzHgJ94BCwmjzmCMBKXf-XJ8yZG9EJ1-
  22. It was one of those WTF moments... I'm not entirely sure what actually happened here, but somehow I managed to citadel an Iowa in my Zao... What exactly did I hit there to penetrate the armour and hit the citadel? I mean the shots impacted behind the B turret in the upper armour belt. Is there even something that I can citadel like that?
  23. Barkly_2015

    Kann mir jemand bitte Helfen

    Hallo Leute, hat irgendwer einen Tipp für mich was ich tun kann?! Bei mir kostet die IOWA gleich viel wie die Montana an Forschungspunkten das ist ja nicht normal od?! Vielleicht hat ja wer einen guten Tipp was man da machen kann. Danke!
  24. Accuracy on Montana there is no earthly reason for the same guns to have different stats. please remedy. Monty Max dispersion = 295 no mod, 276m with accuracy mod Iowa, Maximum dispersion = 272m, 253m with accuracy mod.