With most of her stats coming in fairly average, the part that makes Richelieu good is in how she’s played. I am also trying too hard to erase destroyers and other fast, hard-to-hit threats, and that means my barrels are often unloaded when I should have them ready for bigger, slower ships. i am only at richelieu and find the gun to be quite accurate. This was a match where I ended up only engaging BBs (which is unusual for me), but still got 35k direct damage plus 55k fire damage from my secondaries. But omg she's op in random battles. Why? The speed, agility, and ability to flank and catch the enemy team in a cross fire cannot be understated. I free-XPed out of her after four games, which is very rare for me. Oh, I should mention, French BBs are the most romantic ships, while the French CAs try to play hard to get, the BBs like to get up close and sneak in a kiss (ram), although you may get in trouble for kissing those underage Anime ships, you have to do it, For FRANCE!!!! Its really off putting going from pretty standard AP, to fast super high pen AP that overpens everything, but once I got used to it I was consistently getting high damage, but still frustrating to play for me because I hate seeing overpen broadsides at all distances, and sub 10k broadside BBs, but still, was doing very well and I went from hating it to loving it very quickly. After launching in August and leaving early access, World of Warships: Legends is set to get its first update today, September 16, 2019. World of Warships Tier VIII Best Battleships. She looks potentially fun but has a very high skill floor and will likely require a very good player with the right playstyle to consistently do well in her. overall  a pretty good bote. She's the only T5 BB that I can't make work. She's absolutely amazeballs. I tested it both ways; I did without IFHE for my first sixty games in Alsace, and did a ton of fire damage but not a lot of direct pen damage. Share your naval adventures with friends and turn the tide! I was wrong. She handles like a drunk pig; slow and waddling, and her turrets take all day to turn, but once again, this is not uncommon at tier 5. Tier 10: I haven't played Republique but from everything I've seen in-game, plus heard from a couple friends who have her, I'm in no rush. Recruit Legendary Commanders, upgrade your vessels, and stake your claim to naval domination alongside and against players from around the world. I was doing some digging the other day and found out some interesting stuff about Battleship guns and their actual reload times. But if you can stay angled you'll shrug off a lot of potential damage despite her low HP and her guns will decimate same-tier BBs or any cruiser. Sadly, not everyone has time and money for that. Republique is ridiculously fun, and for some reason I do better with her than any other tier 10 ship I own even after 60 games to get past the 'low sample size' bump. A question:  Do you use IFHE on your Alsace & République? 0: 0: No posts have been made on this board. With low hp and good armor, angling is key with these ships. Best Battleship: Richelieu (France) See Richelieu stats and more here. Tier 7 is OP. poeticmotion, March 6, 2018 in French Battleships. Very mobile. For players who like speed and ability to move around map, appreciate a ship that can brawl or mid-range fight with equal aplomb, and can maximize their armor angles and stay alive to kick [edited], this is a fantastic line. The Tier VI Lyon even carries four quadruple turrets for a … Gameplay review of the French Battleship Lyon and a look at strategy for the map Fault Line in World of Warships Legends (WoWs Legends) available on PS4 and XBOX1. https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/game-updates/soviet-battleships-review With 16 shells per salvo, you’re going to hit something where it hurts. 11 sec reload). I don't straight up brawl with her as much as I do German BBs, but I do play her as a lancer much like Richelieu; charge in, then use speed to whip around and kite, staying near max range of secondaries and angled away from the enemy while lighting them up with 12-gun salvoes every 25 seconds or so. As such, kiting in this ship is a blast, especially since her turrets do have such strong firing arcs to the rear despite being concentrated in bow. English (USA) Deutsch. With my 19-point Alsace Captain, I run PT, PM, Adrenaline Rush, Super (extra heal and speed boost), AFT, Manual Secondaries, IFHE. For the most skilled players, two … So, not going to do 'full reviews' like I did of the British BBs because lazy, but having played up through Alsace, here'smy quick impressions of the French BB line so far: Standard review disclaimer by me: I am an average to a bit above average player who plays mostly solo, so this is from that perspective. I play her as a lancer; move in at an angle, then time a turn when you have opportunity to minimize citadel exposure and pull back out, firing over shoulder while letting your 10+ km secondaries get in on the action. But Ialso dealt 42k damage from the fires those secondary hits set. IJN: Mikasa's 305 mm/40 41st Year Type: 1 round per minute or 60 sec reload* Kawachi's 305 mm/45 41st Year Type: 2 rounds per minute or 30 sec reload Ishizuchi's 305 mm/45 Mk10: ~1.5 rounds per … Firing angles are bad, but even a blind potato can hit stuff with 16 guns. I'm on the Normadie and I have been shooting HE; not because I want to be an HE spammer, but because I can't citadel with AP. Below you will find a short description of all warship types. Its tempting to bow-tank with all your main guns mounted on the bow, but I still recommend angling as you have a tendency to lose turrets when bow-on and with two turrets that cripples your DPS. The new campaign for the update features a battleship to bolster the Italian nation as well, the elegant Roma. In the beginning phase of the game it is hard to decide which warship types to develop. In 2 minutes: WITHOUT IFHE:  BB targets survived with around 27k-32k HP remaining. AFT is nice though in terms of boosting AA as well. Sections of this page ... Jean Bart, a tier VII French Premium battleship. FREQUENT UPDATES New content in the form of ships… Click here to remove banner ads from this forum. I'm at T9 near to the T10 and yea, I'm enjoying the French, they are great with my aggressive play-style. French Destroyers exit early access, and now there’s a new system for you to manage and upgrade […] Whut? LOL  The hull upgrade will further enhance the AA rating too. But If I remember right, in the first datamined stats, they did not feature Nassau’s guns, but Helgoland’s guns instead, seemling at first trying to make the Tier 3 for the Germans essentially a second Kawachi, making the tier 3 ships very similar, instead of giving each nation … The biggest bump was getting used to the Richelieu's guns. Her disadvantages included weak torpedo protection. She looks potentially fun but has a very high skill floor and will likely require a very good player with the right playstyle to consistently do well in her. Your mileage may vary depending on your playstyle and skill level. And aside from 25mm common plate, there is nothing the 127mm guns can pen with IFHE that she wouldn't otherwise be able to without it. A series of French battleships built in response to the appearance of British "superdreadnoughts". I can also take Expert Marksman in addition to Adrenaline Rush, and since Republique has a 1x4 front/ 1x4 rear main gun layout compared to the 2x4 front / 1x4 rear layout of Alsace, EM is more valuable on Republique since switching sides takes 50% of my main gun firepower out of action until my turrets traverse as opposed to the 33% of Alsace. (Edit as of 4/3: I bought Republique about a week ago after trying her on test server and I was wrong. Might not be what you were aiming at but you’ll hit it ? Cruiser players will love them; they play like oversized cruisers. Being T9 you face less things you can overpen, having 4 more guns allow for more hits, armor is about the same to me, so still good, and there are secondaries that can hit all around the ship. The first battleship-dreadnought built in France. Français. I had 494 secondary hits in a game the other day and only 12k in direct damage from that. Filter by flair. Broadside CAs, BBs, CVs, it does not matter. This is of course a limited sample size, and is affected by my playstyle (which is generally fairly aggressive leading to occasional overreaches and a low survival rate.) Her sides were reinforced with vast armored areas. A battleship design created before the outbreak of World War I, representing an improvement on the previous Normandie class but carrying enhanced primary armament. Still has a high skill floor but I clicked with her very well and she's as much fun as Alsace.). But her 152mm secondaries also fire much faster, approx. Thats ridiculously low for 494 hits. Lyon is hysterical. 11.7k. WITH IFHE:  All BB targets were destroyed within 2 minutes. Alsace can brawl like a champ (although you're not as tanky as Germans and have to be VERY mindful of your angles, and you want to stay a bit farther back, closer to the edge of your secondary range), but she feels like she is much more accurate at longer ranges with her main battery than Germans. But the Normandie is awful at setting fires, too. Their defining feature has to be quadruple-gun turrets! She's very quirky and she wont' work well for spray-and-pray players, but her secondaries and her very powerful and fast-loading main guns make her awesome. With IFHE, they can pen up to 27.5mm armor. My 19-point Republique captain build: PT, Expert Marksman, Adrenaline Rush, Super, BFT, AFT, Manual Secondaries. Appreciate it. Normandie was a French battleship under construction before and during World War I. Awesome! All of the French BBs seem to have wonky dispersion and shell hits are unpredictable. Please Login or Register. But firing SIXTEEN main guns downrange means you're going to get hits even with weird dispersion. You need to play a total of 10 battles to post in this section. Curiously, this pun has yet to be considered awful enough to be reported. Tier 10: I haven't played Republique but from everything I've seen in-game, plus heard from a couple friends who have her, I'm in no rush. Glimpse behind the scenes at the new battleship line! (bold print added by me.). If you don't know how to effectively angle, learn or you're not going to enjoy them. Sending sixteen 13-inch shells downrange is a hoot, I've nicknamed her 'the French Fowling Piece'. Tier 6 is good. World of Warships: Legends have announced their first major update following their August Release featuring a new nation with new ships, commanders, and play-styles. French Destroyers exit early access, and now there’s a new system for you to manage and upgrade […] The construction of such turrets was driven by the desire to achieve maximum broadside firepower given the ship's limited size. I'll write up a full review at some point but she's an incredibly good ship for a player who plays aggressively and can aim well. FREQUENT UPDATES New content in the form of ships… And from tier 7 up, I recommend a secondary build or hybrid secondary/survival build. She isn't very stealthy (although better than some BBs) but she has great speed to flex around the map, and she has low hp but if angled correctly can be very survivable. The Lyon makes it easy with sixteen (that’s right 16) rifles. Also, contrary to what I've seen people say. Tier 6's observations are interesting. Experience epic naval action in World of Warships Legends, a global multiplayer free-to-play online game in which you can master the seas on the decks of historys greatest warships Recruit Legendary Commanders, upgrade your vessels, and stake your claim to naval domination alongside and against players from around the world. The ship was equipped with 380 mm guns, had a high speed, strong armor and very good torpedo protection. 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She's wicked fast, has 12 undersized but accurate main guns (dispersion gets wonky near max range but from 11-13 km in they're deadly), her secondaries will merrily light fires and add damage, and her secondaries have more 360-degree coverage than Richelieu. With Tier 5 I generally agree, though I'd like to get past my Orion and play the Iron Duke for a while to have another Tier 5 battleship against which to compare her (not that there is that much difference between the Orion and the Duke in the first place, but their matchmaking is different and that will alter perceptions). They fire a bit slower than the 100mm guns (about 4.5 seconds, IIRC) but they are much stronger. With a secondary build she is the best ship I've seen at kiting; her secondaries are mounted in back and her firing arcs are very wide for good "over the shoulder" shots. And they have good fire chance, but they don't pen anything except some parts of DDs. But add IFHE, and your 100mm secondaries pen almost all parts of all DDs, large portions of cruisers (except for their primary armor belts) and BB superstructures. French Cruisers will be available as well as French Battleships, though the latter is … I usually love fast BBs but her turret firing arcs were punitive and I couldn't seem to mitigate damage well enough to compensate for her low hp. The 127mm guns have roughly the same pen without IFHE, 21.16mm armor, as the Alsace 100mm with IFHE. Why this ship owns this tier: France takes tier VIII with the Richelieu. Speaking of the Richelieu, I agree about the gun arcs and secondaries for kiting. A high-speed battlecruiser designed to counter German heavy cruisers. I'm getting probably 75% of my secondary damage in Alsace from fires. She is a BEAST. Well at least Nassau was built that way, and is the ship, the ship, the Kawachi is based on. 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