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what am i supposed to do when i overpen a cruisers citadel?

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i wouldnt consider myself a newcomer any longer but still i have some questions...

i was just playing vladivostok and ended up in a situation where a leander was ~5km away from me, i simply kept overpenning his citadel so i died to his torps cuz i didnt manage to kill him with overpens..

what am i supposed to do in a situation like that? load HE?

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Shoot the water actually.

If you aim directly at the waterline (maybe even a bit into the water) your shells can arm in the ocean, penetrate the citadel and detonate there.
Works best at close ranges when your dispersion is decent.

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If possible you can also try shooting his ship lenghtwise through bow/stern.

Also dont bother with HE citadels, because some ships are immune to them because of their armor profile (FR cruisers for example)

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25 minutes ago, rnat said:

Shoot the water actually.

If you aim directly at the waterline (maybe even a bit into the water) your shells can arm in the ocean, penetrate the citadel and detonate there.
Works best at close ranges when your dispersion is decent.

nice, thx man

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21 hours ago, Voyanger said:

i wouldnt consider myself a newcomer any longer but still i have some questions...

i was just playing vladivostok and ended up in a situation where a leander was ~5km away from me, i simply kept overpenning his citadel so i died to his torps cuz i didnt manage to kill him with overpens..

what am i supposed to do in a situation like that? load HE?

You're better off hoping he angles a bit before you shoot if you're that close. The 'aiming under the waterline'-strategy sounds nice in theory but I doubt WG has gotten it together to actually work consistently to be an effective strategy.

 

Same goes other way around - if you're in a light cruiser and you've yoloed in front a bb or heavy cruiser - keep a flat broadside and you'll minimize the chance of being deleted first salvo. Might not work vs Russian bbs, because reasons.

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