There are no surprises when it comes to the König Albert's consumables.
Module Upgrades: Two slots, standard German Battleship options.
Premium Camouflage: Tier 2 to 5 Standard, This provides 30% bonus experience gains, 3% reduction in surface detection and 4% reduction in enemy accuracy.
Rounding a headland, the König Albert ambushes a pair of St.Louis-class cruisers. Between her 4.0km secondaries and ten 305mm rifles, both ships were sunk within 4 salvos of her main battery. Yeah, her guns kinda rule.
Would I Recommend?
So, we don't know how the König Albert is going to be made available. Will it be for sale? Will you have to win it in a contest? Will it be given away as a part of a buddy program to recruit new players? Maybe it will the penultimate reward for some month-long event like Project R. Maybe Wargaming will be giving them away at Christmas or their Anniversary. Who knows? No one tells me anything! With this in mind, take our recommendations with a grain of salt. We might say she's fun, but if Wargaming asks for a hundred Euros for her, you may want to re-evaluate your fun per moneys quotient.
Mouse: Tier 3 ships are not good for grinding credits or earning tons of experience. If you're like me, this goes especially so for Battleships. They demand premium consumables. It's hard for a girl to turn a significant profit when half of your credit earnings go back into paying off your fire prevention and healing potions. It's also hard for a low-tier ship to earn over 1000 base experience in a match. So I give her a pass here.
Lert: If you must grind with a tier three battleship, this is your best choice.
Mouse: Well, if they ever opened up a competition that capped out at tier 3, then yes, the König Albert would be an amazing choice. I can see it now: Season Five of Ranked Battles, max tier 3! Yeah, right. Still, if you wanna use her to pad your stats, she'll do you some real favours here.
Lert: Eeeehehehehehehe. Competitive gaming. At tier 3. Bwahahahahahaha.
Mouse: She's not one of the Jutland beauties (she was laid up in dry-dock at the time) but she's absolutely gorgeous so I totally forgive her. Seriously, she's a beauty. You'll want her just to admire her -- especially with the Kaiser being not-quite historical looking.
Lert: Yes. This is an absolutely beautiful ship.
Mouse: I call her the Sandman. She tells other tier 3 ships, "Hush now. Only dreams," as she murders them.
Lert: It's hilarious smacking seals around with what basically amounts to a slightly nerfed tier 4 battleship, so yes.
Outfitting your König Albert
You have all of two module options for the König Albert, and I don't really consider them to be difficult choices either.
Recommended ConsumablesYou're sailing a Battleship. I cannot recommend enough that you take a premium version of your Damage Control Party. This will reduce your reset timer from 120s down to 80s. Be warned that each premium consumable really eats into your earning potential at this tier. I prefer taking a premium version of her Repair Party as well for the same reason. I rarely use up all of the charges, but the quicker reset timer is a godsend, even if it hurts my wallet.
Recommended Captain Skills
Your König Albert is best suited for training your low to mid tier German Battleship captains for the ships you kept. Captains of the Dresden or Emden, particularly ones that specialized in maximizing her 105mm rifles will do exceptionally well in the König Albert as those skills echo the ones you'll want for the König Albert almost one for one (with a few exceptions). Here's the optimal build I suggest: