Henri IV's reputation preceded her. I was pretty weary of this ship going in and I'm sorry to say my prejudice felt validated in the first few games I played. This was a shame too. I got to division with DokturProfesor and we couldn't make a very good go of it. Anyway, let's take a look at Henri IV"s actual stats and see how badly I had screwed things up...
When you ask Henri IV to move, she complains like a kid at fat camp. It takes a lot to get her going and when she's finally underway, the movements are hardly what was asked of her. It's almost embarrassing to watch. I've said it once, I'll say it again: She's a battleship, not a cruiser when it comes to her handling. Just ew. And what's worse, she still seems able to out turn her turrets! At least she's fast -- so fast I largely forgot about her Engine Boost consumable, so that's okay, I guess.