6.4 has arrived and with it the French cruisers. I used some free XP and zipped to Tier 6. First battle, not bad. She is slow at 31 knots, decent on wiggle, but not great. Rudder stock is like 7.7 seconds or so. I took speed boost for a module. French cruisers have the speed boost as a consumable.
Guns, decent, turret rotation excellent. My turrets do a 180 in 14.3 seconds, guns reload in 10 seconds. HE damage is 2200 with nice speed and trajectory, fire chance 12%. AP does 3300 with same flat trajectory. She is squishy though. But I lived in our defeat. I got drug up into tier 8 match and lived so she is not horrible.
Now stats on the Tier 10 are scary. She will do like 44 knots when she kicks in speed boost and hangs a speed flag on her. Her HE will make the Russians and Japanese cry with envy, move over Zao. 3400 Damage with a whopping 22% fire chance.......STOCK. Stock gun range is 19km with that ship, her AP will do 6200, so she beats the Germans. AA sucks ass with a 57 rating. Use demo expert on her and some fire flags and she will be up near 30% fire chance.
She's French though. How does she perform at turning around and running the other way?
And can you put a custom flag on her?