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Your Favourite / Most Fun Lines

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So what are your favourite ship lines so far? My own are, essentially:

1) German battleships

2) French destroyers

3) European destroyers

 

I think you may notice the pattern here... battleships which suck at long range but are lethal up close and destroyers with no smoke but big guns for hunting other destroyers. Originally, I preferred smokey destroyers, but allies aren't very good at utilizing smoke much of the time, while I found it far safer to simply run away and/or hide when I ran into trouble. Smoke screen = torpedo magnet, and since it actually blocks your own vision, it is a liability much of the time, unless you are deploying it to break contact while you go and hide behind and island. And I am not that big on concealment in general - good hard cover is a far superior option, and as for CV... I just try and pay attention to where his aircraft are and where they are heading. The only times I feel the lack of smoke is when I am capping, but even then, it is not all bad. Plus, there is nothing more annoying than a destroyer sitting in a smoke and firing torpedoes at targets spotted by a battleship.

 

When it comes to battleships, well - brawling, secondaries and secondary brawling. Granted, main guns actually still do more damage, but as far as I'm concerned, if I don't have any secondary and/or torpedo hits during the match, I have not played my battleship properly, regardless of the technical results. A battleship needs to support destroyers while they are capping, and that involves coming close to, or even into, the caps, and helping contest the caps - which means that battleship has to have good survivability and, hopefully, good secondaries as well. So German battleships are the primary battleship line I am focusing on. I do find French battleships to be a-okay as well, though they are obviously not as good as Germans at brawling due to limited gun angles (primary and secondary both) and thin armour, so I am not certain I will continue their line. Maybe after I research all three lines I listed at the beginning.

 

So, what are yours, and why?

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UK DDs: good concealment, many smokes, hydro, good guns. Very good cap contesters and generalist boats.

UK CLs: smoke or radar, good concealment, good DPM, nimble. Good DD hunters and versatile.

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EU DD line

Pan Asian DD line

All CV lines

RU BB line

German BB line

Limited DD killer type Cruisers

 

I like all purpose DD ( capable of killing all  possible DD and then continue to kill BB )

i like(d) using planes

i like fighting CQC with BB

if i must use Cruisers i like to kill ( capping) DD with them. I have various Cruisers with DD caliber weapons on them for that purpose.

 

No like : camping or long range shell lobbing. ( although they are my favorite target as they are easier to hit with DD and planes, and fun to run through with CQC BB )

 

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i'm playing german battleships now and i got bismarck

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Fun lines eh.. hard, because not all ships of a line are enjoyable, but ok:

 

US battleships (the normal ones): Fast enough, no gimmicks, hard-punching AP.

 

UK destroyers: Lightning! Jutland!

 

UK light cruisers: Need careful play, but very fun. Leander, Fiji and Edinburg are a joy to play.

 

French cruisers: Fast firebugs! Open water pew pew.

 

US carriers: (yea, FDR mainly)

 

US destroyers: Good all-rounders, Fletcher is just amazing.

 

I must say, I am a little surprised by the results myself. When I consider whole lines, nothing German, Japanese, Russian comes to mind (though single ships are fun, obviously). And, though I consider myself a BB main, I have a lot of fun in destroyers lately.

 

Good thread.

Edited by Bindolaf_Werebane
Added the "why".

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Russian CV’s…the wait has been long but finally I will be able to stop playing those fake US, JP and UK lines and pick the true CV masterrace:Smile-_tongue:

 

But until then:

 

JPN BB and UK CL.

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japanese carriers

japanese destroyers

german battleships

german destroyers

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RU-DD (Main Line)

UK-BB

UK-CL

FR-DD

 

Secondary Skill rework killed the FR-BB line for me. 

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US light and heavy cruisers. 

I like the lazy shell arcs, dpm and utility. 

 

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BB-    Mighty Nippon Steel / IJN,  Soviet Navy 

CL-  "Aarrrgh I hate those thiiiings!"- Commander Rumble VO after sinking cruisers

DD-  'Murican (100% torp build), Pan- Asia (hunter/torp build)

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UK CLs - I could happily just play these and nothing else. Nippy and quick turning and fast firing guns: smoke, so you can escape if you find yourself where you should not be and good hydro so the torps don't get you. Leander, Fiji and Edinburgh are great. Neptune is just too big and has a ridiculous citadel and the AA no longer is as powerful after the CV rework. Minotaur suffers from the every increasing range of Russian radar. If forced will play stealth destroyers but I will be thinking of the Fiji when I do! 

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The British CL line from Leander on up, yes, even Neptune.

I still love the IJN cruisers, even though they've been powercrept. 

British DD's from Jervis on up.

All American cruisers from T6 on up.

The IJN gunboat DD's, although I'm only on Akizkuki at the moment.

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