Smolensk is a brand new russian tier 10 light cruiser, armed with 4×4 130mm guns that reload every 4 seconds, have really good turret traverse. The ship is pretty fast and has a bunch of consumables BUT it does not have armor. 16mm bow and stern and 30mm middle section and in today video you will see a perfect example of how this thing performs.
These were my 1st 2 battles I ever played in it and they show it’s strengths and weaknesses perfectly.
As long as you are only presenting your stern to enemy, they won’t citadel you (at least it hasn’t happened to me yet) but if you give even the slightest broadside (or full broadside) you will get instantly deleted, without any exceptions. I played many battles in both Smolensk and Colbert and that rule seems to follow them wherever they go. As long as you don’t show any broadside you should be fine.
I hope you enjoy and have fun watching and don’t forget, these were my very 1st 2 battles, there will be more in future 😉