How is the BDR G1B?
Posted Jun 05 2012 - 06:58
I know the BDR used to get terrible matchmaking, but does it still? How is it's matchmaking? Is it as bad as some people say it is?
Posted Jun 05 2012 - 07:07
Also the tracks are your biggest (literally) asset- use it as a damage sponge.
be wary that the 90mm takes a while to aim and fire and does not have that much accuracy.
Posted Jun 05 2012 - 07:16
Don't waste free xp to skip B1 - B1 gets good matchmaking and once you get the engine upgrades it's actually a pretty good tank. In fact it's a totally different tank once you have the mobility to actually select your engagements, avoid arty fire and avoid hetzers and tier 5s. Top gun is possible. Save your free xp to elite the BDR as fast as possible.
Posted Jun 05 2012 - 07:34
Posted Jun 05 2012 - 07:36
Edited by 7UpMustang, Jun 05 2012 - 07:39.
Posted Jun 05 2012 - 07:36
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Posted Jun 07 2012 - 00:57
The 90mm really makes a difference and does fairly well against Churchills and T14s, especially if you manage to flank them.
Posted Jun 07 2012 - 21:06
It was I throughly enjoyed it, once it upgraded its fantastic, sure the gun cant scratch the hvys you will occasionally face like the Churchill, T14, or the KV-1 but nearly everything else is fair game, plus it has very friendly MM since the 7.3 update. In the cities its pure gold, its more manuverable than most light tanks once its upgraded. The B1 has a permant spot in my garage
Posted Jun 09 2012 - 21:37
I could not disagree more. The BDR is an excellent low-tier heavy. It sounds like you were trying to play it like a KV-5. It is the reverse--excellent gun, terrible armor. Just play it like you would a Tiger, and you will be fine. The tier 7 gun has plenty of penetration to kill a churchill with regular AP rounds. I am just an average player, and I leveled through it in 18 matches with a 61% win rate and a K/D ratio over 2.
Edited by dustbowl, Jun 09 2012 - 21:42.
Posted Jun 10 2012 - 07:14
Posted Jun 11 2012 - 12:16
Sure, it's slow, hard to turn, has has a lulzy gun to start with. BUT IT MAKES UP FOR THAT!
I know it sounds a little asinine, but so long as i got close up to the enemy i was able to penetrate them with well-aimed shots. It was a blast while stock xD
And as far as the upgrades go, every upgrade makes it even better. If you mount the 2nd 75 you dont need tracks to mount the engine. So even with the stock tracks it's manuverable. And the long 75 is incredible in a knife fight if you know how to aim. It's why B1's are notorious for getting top guns n_n.
I dont have the 90mm or the 2nd turret yet and i still love this silly BDR.
Actually, ever used the KV with the long 76mm before the tree split? The BDR kind of reminds me of it, like an unsung hero of sorts TT^TT
Posted Jun 15 2012 - 05:40
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Posted Jun 18 2012 - 08:45
Seems incredibly unlikely you went through the G1B in only 18 matches without additional aid. Even assuming you got everything except the tracks from the other french tanks, thats 38,000 xp for the tracks and ARL. So you would have to average 2,111 XP for each round. Even if you only used it for the 2x per day it sounds farfetched unless this was on the test server.
Posted Jun 18 2012 - 08:55
Posted Jun 19 2012 - 12:48
If you get too close you will be circled and slaughtered due to weak side and rear armor.
I find myself getting 3+ kills or quickly dying. Sometimes a blast, sometimes not.
Posted Jun 20 2012 - 04:03
that gun is a gamechanger and makes the BDR, in my opinion, the first decent tank on that line since the renult.
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