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Marceau
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Destroyer | France | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price35,000 Credits
Hit Points21,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/54 Mle 19484 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire17.14 shots/min.
Reload Time3.5 sec.
Rotation Speed30 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range11.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion101 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mark 42 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,850 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
HE Shell Weight31.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP Mark 41 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,450 
Initial AP Shell Velocity808 m./s.
AP Shell Weight32.5 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.42 shots/min.
Reload Time142 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 23DT 
Maximum Damage14,833 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
40 mm/56 Bofors Mk23 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second47.7 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/70 Mk204 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/56 Bofors Mk12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
127 mm/54 Mle 19484 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second62.8 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed44 knot
Turning Circle Radius740 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.8 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.88 km.
Air Detectability Range4.84 km.
Battle Levels
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Marceau — French Tier X destroyer.

A variant of the 3,000-ton reconnaissance project developed between 1939 and 1940, armed with post-World War II weapons, including a multi-purpose main battery.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
127 mm/54 Mle 194817.161011,85072,450 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Marceau21,900102042/4/3/440 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
550 mm 23DT0.41427.214,833609 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
PCA n° 10 Mle 1011.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 96,842 hp44 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Boost Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Marceau is the coal alternative to Kleber, she shares Kleber's hull, but her differences warrant a completely different playstyle. She mounts the 127mm guns of the Colbert, at the tradeoff of reduced HE alpha damage and slower shell ballistics in exchange for higher AP alpha. She also enjoys a concealment advantage over Kleber, and has longer range torpedoes.

Marceau differs from her sister Kleber in many ways, primarily her guns, which boast the highest DPM of any tier 10 destroyer in the game. However, in exchange for these powerful guns, she suffers from the lack of a smokescreen consumable, and her torpedoes are rather underwhelming due to their poor range and reload.

This leads to a destroyer hunter type role, where she contests caps and runs down enemy destroyers with her extremely high speeds in order to make up for her poor concealment, while gunning them down with her powerful guns before quickly turning away and going dark to search for her next prey. She is a poor counter to cruisers due to her poor ballistics, and her extremely limited range means that unless the player takes upgrades, she sits dangerously close to battleships while trying to deal damage to them with her guns. Overall Marceau is best played as a destroyer hunter, while also making a mediocre torpedo boat and battleship farmer on the side.

For those more acquainted with the style of gunboat play, a different playstyle can be taken on by taking full advantage of Marceau's speed and damage output. At first, Marceau may hang back, using her speed and handling to fire at enemy battleships and cruisers with more sluggish shells that she can dodge. As the game progresses however, she can get closer to the battlefield, beginning to exhibit control of capture zones and hunt down enemy destroyers, as well as even rushing down battleships if the situation calls for it.

Overall this leads to a playstyle that rotates around her powerful guns, but is limited by her short range and poor ballistics. Marceau is a powerful destroyer with the potential to turn around games in the right hands.

Pros:

  • Highest HE damage per minute output of all tier 10 destroyers
  • Very fast turret rotation
  • Extremely high speed, topping out at over 55 knots when the Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) consumable is active. Don't be fooled by the listed top speed of 44knts- the Marceau can have her unique 20% speed boost running for approximately 2/3rd of the battle with the correct modifications.
  • Good anti-aircraft defenses for a tier 10 destroyer, which combined with the defensive AA consumable allows her to ward off some tier 8 carriers, but she has difficulty with same tier aircraft carriers nevertheless
  • Torpedos have 1km range more and are stealthier than those found on other french destroyers, including on Kleber.

Cons:

  • Poor standard range of main battery guns, although this can be increased with the Advanced Firing Training captain skill, and the Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 module
  • Ballistics of her main battery guns quickly become poor at range, making firing at targets beyond 14 kilometers unrewarding
  • Torpedoes are relatively short-ranged, and their reload is very long. In addition, the torpedos are slower and deal less damage than that of Kleber.
  • Poor concealment for a tier 10 destroyer. Fully built, the minimum concealment value is 7 kilometers

Optimal Configuration


Commander Skills

Consumables

Marceau equips the following consumables:

Historical Info

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