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Purchase Warspite if I already have Nelson?

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So, I've got Nelson not far ago and now Warspite is at the premium shop for 25ish €.

I'm also not very interested on grinding the RN BB line (at least not in the near future).

So which could be the reasons to purchase her beyond historical value?

 

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At the moment the warspite is the best t6 bb prem and non prem, she has the best secondaries at the tier, the best 381mm guns in the game with 2.0 sigma. Her manuverbility is cruiser like, and she is faster than most other t6 bbs, at around 24 knots. I also find that she doesn't drop to 15-16 knots when turning, but settles at 19. Her AA is respectable, it will stand up to lower tier cvs and snipe a few planes here and there. Her armour is specialised, on paper her belt is the best in the tier, however she does eat tones of pens from the extended belt, with some experience she will happily bounce 380-410mm guns. I have both the nelson and warspite. Compared to every other RN bb and prems, apart from hood, the warspite is a traditional bb, here HE is good, but never really needed when you have such great AP. Tech tree wise for building a cpt, the warspite could be used to start getting cpts for a future BC or more traditional bb line for the brits. I have over 1k warspite games, she was my first ever prem, first ship to have a 19 pointer, and I still visit here regularly.  All in all, nelson or not, its a yes for me!

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I frankly don't see any, owning both of them and lots of other BBs besides.

Warspite does have her merits but she is not the easiest ship to play, nor the "best" Tier VI BB.

Buy her if you enjoy a challenge, or feel like a collector, and/or for the historical nerd factor. (I bought her as a beginner, lacking the patience to grind out a T6 BB but wanting to do a T VI scenario, and being too stupid to get premium account status instead. Also I think there was a discount package or something.)

For gaming enjoyment, in my book, she's beaten by Bayern, Fuso and especially by New Mexico with a concealment expert captain, which in hindsight is a ship I should have gotten meself a lot sooner. Probably even by Normandie. And the regular silver Queen Elizabeth basically offers the exact same playing experience as Warspite without having to pay actual money.

And the way toward QE is a lot of fun, with Orion and Iron Duke, as is the German BB line. By contrast, I found the French, American and Japanese lines more of a grind on the low tiers.

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Thanks @VeryHonarbrah and @Nautical_Metaphor for the answers. Finally I decided not to purchase it. Also WG announced that Gulio Cesare will be back to prem shop on 8th June and I really wanted this one.

Also @Nautical_Metaphor about the UK BB line, really not interested on grinding it. I like Bayern a lot, had good games and lots of fun with her. IJN BB line would possibly be my next BB line to grind as I'm very interested on having Fuso, Amagi and Yamato. But first I need to push more the grind of KMS and USN Cruiser lines.

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