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[Ankle-deep "Review" Of] Perhaps the best cruiser in the meta

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Welcome to another [Ankle-deep "Review" Of], this time, the ship is Alexander Nevsky 

Tier 10 Russian tech tree main line (180) cruiser, available in the Russian tech tree.

This is a short thread because this is only a teaser (of sorts) for a longer thread that I'm writing.

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This thread will be short. Александр Невский is one of the best cruisers I've played in the game, and for what cruisers should be, she quite excels at it. Even comparing to established kiting cruisers like Hinderbug or Venetia, Александр Невский is very good. There are 2 things: Russian Radar (12 km, 30s) and extremely potent main guns.

It's like an AK-12 with the range and accuracy of a SVDK.

Her main guns are amazingly good. 6s reload on 180 mm guns. Muzzle velocity 1000m/s. 19km range. This is perhaps the only cruiser in the line that can take advantages of the short duration Radar to the fullest. DDs running away? The shell speed and reload will make short work of them. 8 guns is not many? 6s, people! Sure this ship has less DPM than Des Moist or Wusster, but Александр Невский has more range and much better ballistics at all ranges. 

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There needs to be nothing else to add to this ship. This meta makes this beast into a monster, thanks, WeeGee. Just do pirouettes and spam HE at things. More fun than pointing bow at the enemies then slowly reversing (and be a static target for aircraft and torpedoes). Even AP can do some good damage, but who needs that? Hindenburger and Venice have longer reload time and no Radar at all.

Also, ridiculous AA. So good that I can barely get any plane kill because once a CV knows how good this ship's AA is, he would never send planes to attack me, or attack me again. Unless I'm the only one left, of course, then it's free plane kills.

Is this Russian Bias? Maybe. This ship is strong and there's no denying that. But the meta helps with the ship's power even more. A passive, slow moving or static BB? Throw some HE at him. A DD getting in your Radar range? Even Harugumo can get wrecked by this beast. Just like how a Z-44 sees every problem at something to launch torpedoes at, Александр Невский sees every problem as a target for its HE. Screw the T10 (Петропа́вловск) of the other line, go get this ship, people.

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Here, watch these replays if any of you have free time. Whether I cherry picked these or not, you have to see to find out.

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Small note, if you are writing in English then put the ship name/class in English. You could be talking about anything using Russian.

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31 minutes ago, Puggsley said:

Small note, if you are writing in English then put the ship name/class in English. You could be talking about anything using Russian.

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Why get Petropap and be boring when you can get this ship? This is Russian in-fighting at its finest. Fighting at being the better T10, that is!

On that note, Grozo > Khaba.

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