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    05. 03. 2015 12:53 PST


ferrari965

Very simple and straighforward question that I should probably already know the answer to, but I'll ask anyways... What is a good armor setup to bounce shells?  This is my first BB5 and I tried various setups, but none of them really worked for me.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!

 

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 04. 2015 14:12 PST


gun_mp5

11" deck will bounce shells from BB4 and below.

I hope you are aware that when your opponent shoot at you at max angle (40 to 45 degress), even 12" deck cannot help you. To start bouncing shells, you have to move closer so that they have to shoot you at 30 degrees. When you position yourself there, you can bounce BB5 shells with even less armor. 

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 04. 2015 14:48 PST


joris92

Well the right way to play a battleship is to dodge shells and not to bounce shells... I know little about AWing a Lion 2, because it only makes the ship less good.

Have you tried playing the Lion 2 with three guns, 0.2 belt and max bulge for 39 knots? Try to wiggle your ship and avoid turning broadside when the enemy still has the fire, only turn broadside after he missed you.

Someone else can certainly tell you how to armor it, but it will make your Lion 2 a sitting duck.

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 05. 2015 10:18 PST


ferrari965

Okay.  Thanks for the feedback guys.  Like I said, this is my first BB5 and I need to find the strategy that suits me best.  I haven't tried your setup joris92, but I will and hopefully it goes well.

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 05. 2015 12:03 PST


joris92

Originally Posted by ferrari965

Okay.  Thanks for the feedback guys.  Like I said, this is my first BB5 and I need to find the strategy that suits me best.  I haven't tried your setup joris92, but I will and hopefully it goes well.



Here you have the link about why to put 0.2 belt on a ship.

http://www.navyfield.com/Community/Forum/View.aspx?num=18085&searchtype=0&pagecount=0&searchvalue=&sort=5&category=D01&page1=1 

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 06. 2015 04:32 PST


gun_mp5

Originally Posted by ferrari965

Okay.  Thanks for the feedback guys.  Like I said, this is my first BB5 and I need to find the strategy that suits me best.  I haven't tried your setup joris92, but I will and hopefully it goes well.



Lion 2 is a very versatile ship that supports several style of playing:

1) Remove rear turrets to armor whore deck.
2) Go armorless to gain max speed.
3) Ultimate tank: Remove all but a single 11" gun. Put 18" deck (be careful, it may be against server rule. I have been suspended for doing that.)

One ship, many ways to play, many ways to win. 

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 06. 2015 11:25 PST


joris92

Originally Posted by gun_mp5

Originally Posted by ferrari965

Okay.  Thanks for the feedback guys.  Like I said, this is my first BB5 and I need to find the strategy that suits me best.  I haven't tried your setup joris92, but I will and hopefully it goes well.



Lion 2 is a very versatile ship that supports several style of playing:

1) Remove rear turrets to armor whore deck.
2) Go armorless to gain max speed.
3) Ultimate tank: Remove all but a single 11" gun. Put 18" deck (be careful, it may be against server rule. I have been suspended for doing that.)

One ship, many ways to play, many ways to win. 



Not sure what to react, not reading this is the best I guess. ^^^^^^^^^^^^

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 06. 2015 23:44 PST


Faronth

All you ever wanted to know about shell damage, effects of armor on shell damage, effects of torpedos based upon amont belt etc..

http://www.navyfield.com/Community/Forum/View.aspx?num=14883&searchtype=0&pagecount=0&searchvalue=shell&sort=5&category=D01&page1=1

Read it then read it again.  

** Standard Disclaimer: some information may be out of date ** 

Enjoy the Game. 

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 08. 2015 16:23 PST


RockChest

The right way to protect most BB is by dodging shells, but there are three notable exceptions: Lion1 (2 gun setup), Lion2 (2 gun setup) and Queen Victoria. The reason is that UK armor is the only type of armor that can bounce BB45 shells. With 10" deck you can bounce most BB1234 HE shells and 11" will bounce most BB5 HE shells. You should rely on dodging when fighting another BB one-on-one. However, if you rush in you will become the target of many BB1234: you need that deck armor to survive.

In GB, your primary duty as a L2 is to rush, not to line fight. You should point your bow toward the enemy to minimize your profile. No other nation on your team can spearhead the rush without dying. So I would put always deck armor on, treating it as a big asset for your team.

  • Re : L2 Armor Setup

    05. 15. 2015 05:12 PST


axyarthur

I never used armor for the L2 (or any UK BB except QV) and it was great ship. I could get consistent games with 100K attack. SW L2 is most balanced of BB5s, good for both offensive and defensive playstyle.

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