The Colbert is a Research-Bureau Tier 10 Cruiser. It has very quick reloading DD style guns, with great concealment and maneuverability. It has 16 127mm guns.
Ship: 57k Research Points
Do I recommend Colbert? Yes, if you enjoy the gunboat DD play-style, but with a citadel, and more DPM. No, if you don’t enjoy open-water play-style. You can definitely use islands with Colbert, but there are games where you will need to open water to find success.
I do play this match when I record the video, giving you live commentary and thoughts whilst playing the ship. This is actually a recorded video, and not taken from twitch. 😀
I hope you enjoyed the video, and if did, leave a comment or a like. Also, if anyone would like to ask me question about the ship, you can join me on twitch/discord/youtube comments, and if anyone wants to know any of the builds I run for T8, T9 and T10 ships, they are available on discord, link below.
01:40 Game 1
19:15 Score 1
22:14 Game 2
34:05 Score 2
37:20 Conclusion and Summary
Having more Insight on your thoughts is good, especially with cruisers that need alot of knowledge of positioning and dodging. Really nice Game . Is this one of your best Colbert Games
No, not really close to my highest, which is 352k and is also solo, I talk about it in the Statistics section of the video
@MalteseKnight still impressive
I really like this format, knowing about your thoughts is very useful to improve my own gameplay! Big Fan
big fan malta, i have been watching you for like 28 months and i have loved every min of it, i am so glad u have blown up u deserve it so much thank u for your awsome content BIG FAN!
I’m grinding the last 20k research bureau pts for either Ohio or Colbert , hard choice… I perfom very well in Bayard ( and i have Georgia) so i’m very tempted to go for Colbert.
, Pick the ship you would enjoy more!
@MalteseKnight Thanks for the answer , you’re doing amazing videos and stream ! I think i’ll go with Colbert because Bayard is so much fun , i love ambushing dds and burning bbs hehe
@Kalh Remember, the guns on Bayard do pen more than Colbert guns, but indeed both ships are fun!
Colbert is such a good ship to train for Yahagi ! Squishy, fast light cruiser with arcing ballistics !
Sadly Colbert doesnt have Torps, so clearly the inferior choice
“These two have to push in, by law” 13:55
Love the videos. Don’t know how I haven’t found your channel until a week ago I love the same ships you do and cant hit a torp to save my life. Super useful commentary, big fan!
I’m waiting for one of these “how I play” videos to start off with you talking about how much fun a ship is and how much you like playing it or how good it is, and then when the game starts you get cross map dev struck from 30km because a cv spots you for 10 seconds during the first minute of the game. If that happens, please, please, please leave it in and just add a 3rd game to the video. 🙂 That would be comedy gold and a good learning point about rng.
Best WoWs Channel on YT by a long stretch 😉
When do you thought process Yahagi ? It came to my ears that this thing is really Strong
She was a museum ship in Bordeaux up until 2007, with a nice restaurant on the foredeck:) It was moored on the quayside and it was a great place to have a coffee and croissant. Unfortunately Bordeaux could not afford the costs of maintaining the ship, 500K Euro just to repaint the ship! The French navy decided to claim the ship back as they wanted parts from the ship to re condition the engines on the Jeanne d’Arc. She was scrapped in 2017, quelle dommage.
Thanks for the history!
This is very French. Imagine turning a warship into a cafe.
Interesting build, although was wondering if taking IFHE to be able to pen cruiser bow and stern at t10 would be useful. Yes your fire chance is halfed but Colbert has the highest fires per min anyway.
Have you tried it with IFHE?
Kills the fire chance and GL hitting bow/stern on a manoeuvring cruiser
IFHE is not worth it, please, it doesn’t give you 27mm of pen, it gives you 26mm, so you can only pen light cruisers, and stalin on top of its icebreaker, you get way more damage from the Fires that you would be losing.
I love the Colbert, Just a Fun and strong ship!
Indeed, Colbert is great!
I find @malteseKnight videos refreshing the way he describes the game and his thought process…saying things like “by law” I am supposed to do this, lol…good job.
Great advice! The awareness of ships in front of you … is a great reminder for me to remember, well done sir and thanks for sharing.
A lot of people seem to forget
I love the idea of playing light cruisers but I feel like I need to learn better throttle control before I can really be effective in them. Obviously everyone talks about using islands effectively but it’s always scary to see just how well they can be used.
I can never hear the construction sounds in the background btw.
Big Fan, and yeah I enjoy Colbert a lot!
nice video Malta. Still I do have a couple of things to point out and ask
Is your Colbert build usable for French light cruisers (like tier 6 and below) ?
Do you think that to perform decently in this ship players should have at least tried ships like Minotaur or Jinan ?
When you mentioned De Grasse at 9:21 the story is complicated, De Grasse was the predecessor to Colbert and is the same one as the one we have in game but it suffered the same fate as the D7P (the premium Dutch tier 8 cruisers) and was finally completed as a proto-Colbert (same main batteries but slightly worst AA)
Finally regarding that Moskva at the end of the 2nd game on twin brothers, well, he can’t overmatch you by a small margin, Goliath on the other hand, definitely can
Anyhow thanks for the video and have a nice day.
Thanks for the comment!
Don’t use this build for other french light cruisers (152s) because Heavy HE will make your concealment worse.
This ship is harder to play the Minotaur and Jinan due to the lack of smoke screen
Rip De Grasse 🙁
Yeah I know Moskva can’t overmatch me 😛
@MalteseKnight thanks for the answer Malta it helped me a lot on thinking what this ship is capable of and what she’s not capable of
Big fan BTW
Can this man make a bad video? Me thinks not…i really enjoy these “small” stream vids..great stuff.
Mad lad doing 300k game in first game, big fan!