Sims - Gunboat diplomacy at Tier VII

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Sims - Gunboat diplomacy at Tier VII

Postby Istvan56 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:25 pm

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The USS Sims, DD-409 has a rich history and a very interesting story of courage against overwhelming odds. She was sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea defending the US fleet's oiler, the USS Neosho. She went down with guns still firing and only 15 survivors (2 died later) but she defended her charge successfully from the Japanese. For a more detailed history and account of her loss follow this link:

http://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/coral_sea/other_ships/uss_sims.htm

In World of Warships the Sims is a Tier VII premium American destroyer that was available for pre-order during closed beta testing (CBT) and then withdrawn for at least a year from the Premium shop. LIke most US "tin cans" she is fast, maneuverable, quick firing and has good AA. Also like most US destroyers her torpedoes are a weapon of last resort or ambush weapon from the cover of islands or smoke.

http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:PASD029_Sims_1941

When you play the Sims you have 3 primary roles:
1) Scouting for enemy ships using your concealment
2) Killing enemy DD's with superior gunfire and/or ambush
3) Capping flags

While accomplishing these three missions you can also escort larger vessels in an anti-DD and to a lesser extent AA role. Don't discount the AA aboard the Sims, this is the later Sims when one turret was removed to add further AA defense. Just remember when scouting and anytime when wanting to increase/maintain concealment turn off your AA by pressing "P" and then turn them back on when needed using the same key.

NoZoupForYou has a great video on the use of the Sims even though it was made during CBT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGZdtNgEvXM
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Re: Sims - Gunboat diplomacy at Tier VII

Postby Critters » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:29 pm

Interesting YouTube chan. 1st time I have seen his videos. Do you happen to know him? or just found it random? Left you a PM btw
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Re: Sims - Gunboat diplomacy at Tier VII

Postby Gasboy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:03 am

NoZoupForYou is pretty prominent in the subreddit for WoWs.
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Re: Sims - Gunboat diplomacy at Tier VII

Postby Istvan56 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:30 am

Since I wrote this Update 0.5.0 was released and with it a much welcomed buff to the Sims torpedo range. It now is 9.2 km which for an American DD at Tier VII is pretty good. Concealment for USN DD's isn't as good as IJN DD's but is better than VMF (Russian) DD's. This translates into having just under 2 km of wiggle room between torp max range and detection range by your enemies for the Sims. With this balance between gunboat and torpedo destroyer the Sims has become one of my favorite destroyers, happily taking the place of my much nerfed Minekaze.
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