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Those that know me know that I am at heart a DD Main...

 

However, I have now the ability to move up from Alsace to Republique (Thanks to the 200,000 fxp from the SC's)

 

I look at her and see only two turrets, one forward and one aft.... Is she really worth spending the fxp on?

 

I welcome your opinions guys.

 

Mashum.

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2 minutes ago, Migantium_Mashum said:

Those that know me know that I am at heart a DD Main...

 

However, I have now the ability to move up from Alsace to Republique (Thanks to the 200,000 fxp from the SC's)

 

I look at her and see only two turrets, one forward and one aft.... Is she really worth spending the fxp on?

 

I welcome your opinions guys.

 

Mashum.

Yes.

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Alsace is a fun ship, if you have the time don't free xp her, however Republique is a stronk and agile ship and if you really want it fast it definetly worth it.

Just to point some things that I liked about Rep:

  • Stronk pen of the guns ( Best >15km )
  • Very good reload
  • Very good travel time of shells
  • Fast and agile ship
  • Good AA
  • Good HE of main shells
  • I love to play cruisers and this one is a big cruiser ( for me)
  • Turtleback armor ( not german effective, but good)
  • Huge range but you must get less than 20 km to be really effective

Things that are meh for me about Rep:

  • Don't invest in secondaries, they are just nice to have against some passing DDs
  • 32mm cover making it vulnerable to HE spam ( I did not had time to  play her since Smolensk release)
  • Turret layout is kinda strange, I would prefer the JB/Richelieu turret layout instead of this; You must show your broadside to bring full potential of the guns.
  • Dispersion can be wonky sometimes

 

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Yes.

 

Fast firing hard hitting guns that make a mess of cruisers. Don't go secondary build but full tank and enjoy it.  I do. 

 

Use your speed to get into a thorn in the side positions and grab the premium French Captain (AR/EM bonus) with reload mod.  It's a fast firing nightmare with all those bonus.

 

It's a unique ship which i enjoy. 

 

Word of warning, it burns and HE spam focus.  So FP is a must. However, you have speed to get away from all that jazz so be savvy.

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I have it and I honestly enjoy Alsace more. . It tanks OK but expect big guns to hurt you quite bad.

 

overall a good ship. Had some weird salvos killing low hp DDs from 22km away.

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Don’t freeXP past the best silver tier 9 battleship in the game!

 

Both ships are very good.

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Yes!

 

But as others said ... don't skip the Alsace :Smile_Default: she's probably the (silver) T9 BB I had most fun with.

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One of my favorite BB's. If you are a good BB player this ship is the best. If you are a bad BB player its horrible. Also very fun to play with. 

(Not lately tho. I've been getting horrendous RNG with her as of late)

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I think given the replies I shall hold on to my XP and play through the Alsace..

 

Thanks to everyone for their advice and opinion.

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2 hours ago, Migantium_Mashum said:

Those that know me know that I am at heart a DD Main...

 

However, I have now the ability to move up from Alsace to Republique (Thanks to the 200,000 fxp from the SC's)

 

I look at her and see only two turrets, one forward and one aft.... Is she really worth spending the fxp on?

 

I welcome your opinions guys.

 

Mashum.

Yes.

You cant tank though and forget secondary's (because it means you are too close if they are going off).. you are a fast moving rapid-firing "support BB"

Skipping Alsace is a crime against gaming though - its great fun and you will go back to it on many an occasion.

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People say don't go for the secondary build,  well I did, and don't regret it one little bit ,they are the longest range secondaries in the game at 12.1 Kilometres,every BB should have secondaries like this:Smile_teethhappy:

 

You will always get some sneaky DD or cruiser popping up somewhere withing range, and it is good to know they take up the slack when you are concentrating on something else:cap_like:

 

If we cannot have Radar on BB's can we please have monstrous Secondaries on them all WG:Smile_trollface:

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As other said, Rep is a monster BB.

 

Lack of guns is compensated with reload (go all in on the reload).

 

Has good AA, speed and accuracy, but is deceptive to HE spam (hint: tank build).

 

Don't spend FXP on Alsace.. spend it on turds of Seattle alike.

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I play it as a manly man's secondary beast - can't beat having the firepower of a De Grasse <12km. I take potshots at BBs from range, find out what the weak flank is then push it, laughing maniacally while my 1,000,000+ pop-guns fire constantly.

 

To be honest the monstrous main battery is just a bonus.

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On 9/18/2019 at 3:34 PM, Migantium_Mashum said:

Those that know me know that I am at heart a DD Main...

 

However, I have now the ability to move up from Alsace to Republique (Thanks to the 200,000 fxp from the SC's)

 

I look at her and see only two turrets, one forward and one aft.... Is she really worth spending the fxp on?

 

I welcome your opinions guys.

 

Mashum.

No, I played Alsace full secondary specced and it was a very fun ship. So grind Republique the old way. You have to learn how to make those secondariers sing, though.

This was one of my best secondaries game in it:

 

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Republik secondary build is indeed a beast. With a full IFHE build you make BBs bleed. Republik has the advantage that it doesn't have to show any side to get 12 secondary barrels to fire at the enemy.

With 3-5.5s reload you can rain nice amount of secondary fire.

 

Never listen to players who say bad things about secondaries. It just means that they didn't have the skills to make them work :cap_like:

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Yes, she is besides the Krem,in the best BB in the game.

 

(also go for full secondary build, its awesome)

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1 hour ago, Corvi said:

Yes, she is besides the Krem,in the best BB in the game.

 

(also go for full secondary build, its awesome)

 

What would your build be then?

 

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I have LM on my Repy and I adore it so no changing that :Smile_teethhappy:

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As said by everyone, Alsace is so fun that you should just play it to get Republique that is a fun ship.

No other BB can get you in trouble with such a speed ;)

Love both of them, do not skip them!

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Alsace not deserving to pass with free xp. She is very good and enjoying tier 9 bb. Republic is good ship tho but no need to rush for her actually. She will not change entirely your wows experience, than no rush :)

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On 9/18/2019 at 2:34 PM, Migantium_Mashum said:

Is she really worth spending the fxp on?
 

Reset a line instead, buy 250,000 free xp from RB shop , buy republic. Make sure after reset you have enough research points xD

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