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  1. The Day of the Jackal on telly last night - saw AMX 13/90s in Paris. And speaking of Paris - pro sniper got bad rng and did zero damage. Sound familiar?
  2. Dial the French accent up to eleven and repeat after me: "Everything tastes betterrrrr with butterrrrr and more betterrrrr with more butterrrrr."
  3. Update. I forgot to mention that as soon as the operation starts as many ships as possible should turn hard left at full speed to kill the scout aircraft that will appear very soon. The last one is the hardest as it turns away quite early and if you aren't close enough it gets away. If it gets away you will be attacked by a lot more aircraft. This may be a good thing (XP and credits) if your team has a lot of AA but it's a bad thing for most pubbie teams.
  4. Operation Hermes is the new operation that comes out with 7.2 if you didn't play it on the test server here is a quick rundown. OH is unique in two ways; - you are quite limited in what you can take, only tier 7 US, UK or French cruisers plus Lyon or Richelieu. - there is a new (and awesome) small storm which looks great and provides a lot of (new) concealment effects. Notably that you are only visible for 5 second after firing. Use the storm. The objective is to escort a Richelieu across (and off) the map while fighting off waves of German attackers including Graf Zeppelin. Halfway across Richelieu will pause and declare a repair stop and throw a repair ring around itself and begin repairing itself and anyone inside the circle. I think it lasts for 2 mins before it drops the circle and moves off. This is the most important part - Richelieu has to get off the map with at least 50% of its hit points. And I mean OFF the map - nearly a whole grid square off. I found that the key to winning was to make sure that you have 2 ships in front of Richelieu at all times in this second half. There will be some big ambushes as she gets closer to the map edge and a minimum of 2 ships are needed to focus the attackers down and draw their fire away from the Richelieu. It's very easy to be distracted and fall behind her as attacks come in from each side but 2 ships must stay in front! I found it to be a really fun scenario. Apologies for the duplicate post. I got a gateway timed out error report so I pressed submit again.
  5. I saw some game play footage from the upcoming 1.0 maps. Ermagawd they looked good!
  6. Bretagne doesn't really have a niche. It's slow and utterly average. Tier 7 Lyon is a quad barrelled shotgun. Tier 8 Richelieu is a fast battlecruiser.
  7. Bretagne. Apart from having different ranges for HE & AP it felt utterly bland. And slow at a max speed of 21.1 knots. Lyon: I haven't got it yet but a clannie has. The dispersion seemed to be "German" but with 16 guns - 2.6 times as many as Gneisenau - who cares. Secondaries seemed effective when he got in range. In Operation Narie he did over 250k damage. Richelieu is good. Every game I have had so far has been tier 10 and I have been in the top half of the table. I've scored a cit on a Yamato who was sitting at an angle (not bow on, not broadside) and I've dev-striked a Des Moines. This is a keeper.
  8. Bretagne - the new t5 French BB - is the first ship (that I know of) to have different ranges for different ammo: 18.1km for HE and 16.1 for AP. I'm wondering if this is deliberate or a bug? In all other ways though Bretagne is utterly "meh" but Richelieu is fun.
  9. What's with Touchfluffytail negging anyone who says a ship isn't the best? Roma does have poor dispersion and a raised citadel. These are facts.
  10. I got a Mutsu in a Christmas box. It's a stock Nagato at tier 6 and still isn't impressive down there. It's been a while since I played the Nagato but I don't remember being impressed.
  11. KV-2 used to run the 107 (can it still?) KV-4 Kryslevski (spelling?) -the campaign reward tank - only runs a 107. From memory the 107s are much less derpier with higher pen (but less alpha) compared to the 122s. Historically the Russians used them when the Germans were using 75s and 88s. The 122s were preferred when they became available because of the much more effective HE round. As the Chieftain famously said in one of his videos "it doesn't matter if the round didn't penetrate the armour because the crew of any tank hit by an HE round of that size are going to have a serious emotional event, IF they survive."
  12. Circonflex posted a video of himself playing "the worst tier 8 premium" if you want to see it in action.
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