World of Warships: France First Impression

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My first impression of the new French battleship France. She seems fun. Kind of like the Gascogne.

World of Warships footage of the new tier 10 French battleship France.


  1. Allons enfants de la Patrie
    Le jour de gloire est arrivé!
    Contre nous de la tyrannie
    L’étendard sanglant est levé
    L’étendard sanglant est levé
    Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
    Mugir ces féroces soldats?
    Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
    Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!

    Aux armes, citoyens
    Formez vos bataillons
    Marchons, marchons!
    Qu’un sang impur
    Abreuve nos sillons!

    Nous entrerons dans la carrière
    Quand nos aînés n’y seront plus,
    Nous y trouverons leur poussière
    Et la trace de leurs vertus
    Et la trace de leurs vertus
    Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
    Que de partager leur cercueil
    Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
    De les venger ou de les suivre

    Aux armes, citoyens
    Formez vos bataillons
    Marchons, marchons!
    Qu’un sang impur
    Abreuve nos sillons!

    Quoi! des cohortes étrangères
    Feraient la loi dans nos foyers!
    Quoi! Ces phalanges mercenaires
    Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers!
    Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers!
    Grand Dieu! Par des mains enchaînées
    Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient
    De vils despotes deviendraient
    Les maîtres de nos destinées!

    Aux armes, citoyens
    Formez vos bataillons
    Marchons, marchons!
    Qu’un sang impur
    Abreuve nos sillons!

    Amour sacré de la Patrie,
    Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs
    Liberté, Liberté chérie
    Combats avec tes défenseurs!
    Combats avec tes défenseurs!
    Sous nos drapeaux que la victoire
    Accoure à tes mâles accents
    Que tes ennemis expirants
    Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!

    Aux armes, citoyens
    Formez vos bataillons
    Marchons, marchons!
    Qu’un sang impur
    Abreuve nos sillons!

  2. Only eight baguette launchers? Sad!

  3. 32mm of all-around armor?

    **Laughs in Yamato, RN BB, CAs, IFHE CLs**

  4. Do the french get new Flag you know all white and stuff ??? For running away 15 mins and doing no dmg.

    For real this is the least intresting TX ship.

  5. Nanchisan Nanchisan

    The name is awful Most ships that are named after a country are the lest for morale if the are sunk Does this ship beach and capsize like the real one? >:) I will keep Alsace and forget about this…thing

  6. Still wish for Jeanne d’arc as a name

    • didn’t the french call ships HE and not SHE

    • Just_Some_Random_Tryhard_Gamer

      Joan of Arc/eanne d’arc would be the better choice by far then… 
      I suppose Napoleon preferred land invasion – like when he invaded Russia. 
      Then again Battleship Bismarck – named after Otto von Bismarck also hated naval expansion…

    • The Napoleon myth started with an honest mistake. The British only had his height in French Feet, which were larger than the Imperial Feet, and so appeared to the British as if he was shorter. In actual fact he was not just normal, but even a slight bit taller than the average British male.

      Whether anyone in any position found out about this mistake, it was not corrected for obvious reasons.

      Oh and I would have liked Brennus or Charlemagne for the ship. Another alternative would have been Phillip Augustus, or more likely in French Philip Auguste.

    • Just Monika if she’s named Jeanne d’Arc, she’ll be martyred by whole allied fleet..

    • Just Monika
      Joan of Arc, Napoleon Bonaparte, Paris, Lorraine, Charles de Gaulle or even Charlemagne would have been better as Name than FRANCE

  7. Weren’t they originally gonna make the French BB’s have one of the best Secondaries ? Having even more range then the Germans ?

    • Just_Some_Random_Tryhard_Gamer

      No I believe it was more secondary guns, with better reload and fire chance… But the French secondaries don’t get 1/4 pen like the Germans, which can limit her secondary ability…
      Then again who would dare brawl – with only 32mm armour…

    • Supposedly they are gonna be buffing the base range up to 8km on the France that will give the France the best secondary broadside in the game

    • Just_Some_Random_Tryhard_Gamer
      If that thing tries to fight at close range, it will suffer a lot of rape against the hands of any decent captain of Kurfurst or Montana, who will bathe her with HE shattering her secondary and antiaircraft (which does not have the armor of a mountain or the endurance of a Kurfurst) when you try to close distance and layers that disable your turrets by simply firing your barbets to AP burner if not to the citadel, hell even a Conquetor can eat breakfast THAT THING, even if the captain is a potato that only uses HE

  8. Not really surprised about the duel-purpose guns not being durable, looking at the Dunkerque; it doesn’t seem like going for a secondary build is worth it generally at tier 10. Given the current armour profile, going for a full survivability build seems much preferable.

  9. how the fuck does this shit (ship*) have 104 artillery rating?

  10. First impressions is that it is really disappointing. Everything from the Guns to the Speed Boost seems very underwhelming. Hopefully they change it later on.

  11. “The very creatively named, France.” – Aerroon

  12. Reload on 10% hp with the special french captain?

  13. The French CAs have some very accurate guns. These seem to have bad accuracy. WG needs to make up its mind about the National Gimmick.

    • That must be an anti-French bias since the French NEVER planned to put bigger 15-inch cannons in quadruple turrets, they have much better concepts and design studies to fill the TX slot that is
      Hiperbitamined Mikasa and I mean ships with 3×3 arrangements (like North Carolina class, South Dakota, Iowa and Yamato), 4×4 with 15 inch guns or even a 3×4 array with this 431mm guns would be much better and more comfortable than that THING …

    • Alex Gonzalez yeah, this BB should’ve been like that

  14. Graf spee is that you?

  15. For me, less gun for faster reload is not a good trade, especially when guns are inconsistent. Also, for a battleship having no hydro, I don’t think the speed boost will help, I would rather have spotting plane for consumables. I think they should simply down ter it to ter 9.

    • Xiaoyao Song
      Exactly, that WG lowers it from tier and makes it a premiun TIX wingable with XP Free, that replaces it with something better with any other configuracionm and by that I mean any other configuration:
      -3X3 with those weapons or with the historical 450 millimeter cannons
      -4X4 with 15-inch rifles assembling the Classes Alsace and Richelieu
      -3X4 with 406,420 cannons, these 431-millimeter rifles or, hell, the 450-millimeter historical rifles in an arrangement like the Montana class would be much better and more welcome than THAT ABOMINATION
      2×4 as in the Bismarck and H class, with the historic 450 millimeter cannons that were devastating in terms of penetration, were superior to any naval gun except the 18.1-inch Yamato-class rifle

  16. Damn, this thing has an artillery rating of 104.

  17. Why are CCs so damn lazy? Why not just put the captain in reserve and demount the flags? Why not just read from the base stats instead of fully fitted out stats? I know Aerroon said that the skills/signals affected stats, but this will still create some confusion (as has happened before).

    now tons of players will go back to port and compare this to their yet-to-be unlocked tier 10 BB that ofc doesnt take any other factor into account. Then these players will come back to the forums/reddit/youtube comments and argumenting with false stats.

    Every time a new ship comes out and a CC does this threads are flooded with false info and its super annoying.

    CCs are overestimating the masses.

    • Because I’m not going to get the upgrades off the ship? It still wouldn’t work for you.
      Why can’t you just look up the stats on the wiki if you want it so much? They’re all there:

    • you missed the point.
      I dont give a damn when assessing the stats myself, I take them from the earliest leaks and/or dev blog and come here for your impressions/comments on the ship.
      Many players dont, they half assed watch a vid or listen to rumors or what their friends say then post with those in mind without double checking the wiki or any other source.

      Problem is you are unintentionally spreading potential misconceptions.

    • Aerroon
      Please understand that this arrangement of turrets apart from being atrocious, will NOT work in TX and no amount of secondary weapons is going to compensate for such a poor main battery, and that it is another ship that SPAMM HE is not going to be well received by the base of players after the fiasco of the English flamethrowers and the Conquetor in particular.
      a ship with that armor and citadel can NOT fight at close range against something like a Montana or Kurfurst because it would be live food, or at least lose half of its life in the process or a turret, I’ve seen too many replays of Motanas Kurfurst and Conquetors skid a short distance against others of their type and whenever you shoot at the barbets of the turrets an incapacitation of turret is almost inevitable if it is not destroyed and this ship will suffer every time they knock out a main turret or destroy it with that style of play that WG pretends to give it, if WG wants that thing be a brawler THEYNEED give him a 4×4 or 3×4 Main gun arrangement to make it work

  18. With all the Battleships having pretty much no citadel, I think it’s fair to ask for Yamato to have it’s bullshit citadel fixed. Or buff her turret traverse and keep the citadel.

    • Aerroon The problem with buffing her is that everyone has the preconception that she’s overpowered because of her guns, but anyone who’s played all of the Tier X battleships will know that she’s easily the weakest of the 4. I say they should buff her citadel and turret traverse, then maybe she’ll be competitive.

    • Mwi O, as a hardcore Yamato player, I kinda do and do not agree with you; when used properly, lolpen guns can rly hurt and truly are the most powerful guns, even considering there’s just 9 of them to 12 of the rest. However, you are absolutely right about the no-citadel meta; its just plain boring to play Yamato. You play her like a bunker. Nose in and hope for the best. BooooooOoooooOOOoring. You easily get outmaneuvered and outflanked. Other tier X bbs do not have that problem…

    • Goran Radosevic I kind of see the lolpen guns as a gimmick. First of all, you’re not going to be getting any nose in citadels on any bb now that the citadels have been lowered. You can pretty much forget it on German battleships. Secondly, the lolpen only works at 10km and less, which in a Yamato, is suicide range. Yamato is most comfortable at 15km and up. That’s not to say the guns are weak. They’re certainly very powerful, but I think their value is gone now. They’re nothing more than a nuisance because everyone knows you have 18 inchers, so they all focus fire you. Then there’s the 72 second turret traverse. It’s just plain stupid. The only way to play it now is at 18km on a flank with every other enemy ship on one side while you sit behind an island and shoot at them. But what really gets me is how WG is constantly saying they don’t give 460 mm guns to other Battleships because they want Yamato to remain the strongest battleship, but Grosser Kurfurst, Montana, and Conqueror are so much better at literally everything. I sold my Yamato because it was just frustrating to play at this point.

    • Fair point, she certainly needs to get some buffs – but I still LOVE her and try to get the most out of her – I found one interesting strategy with citadelling German BBs – you aim at oblivious, overconfident, broadside targets at extreme ranges (+19 km) and guess what – you actually get citadels! Its so rewarding to blast GKs with 20k salvos and laugh at their ”AIMBOT!!!” accuses!

    • Goran Radosevic True. I got a 34k salvo on a GK before, but he actually knew that the German citadel was vulnerable at long range. But if the enemy battleship player is in any way competent, it’s not that easy.

  19. TheGuardianofAzarath

    First impression is….It’ll make a great sandwich once it’s been toasted by HE, sliced open with a knife (AP) and filled with fish (torpedoes).

  20. Hi Aerroon, great video as usual, you asked in live stream if it’s possible to citadel Alsace , I did citadel you in the game so its possible

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