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Bobthewonder #21 Posted Aug 09 2012 - 17:03

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View PostLoooSeR78V, on Aug 09 2012 - 11:41, said:


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Springy194212 #22 Posted Aug 09 2012 - 17:56

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im saying
relatively low damage guns,
decent to eccelent pen,
armor and speed varing greatly

Xlucine #23 Posted Aug 09 2012 - 22:50

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View Postsharlin648, on Aug 09 2012 - 09:14, said:

I'd say that speed and ROF would be the british thing for their mediums, we didn't build heavily protected mediums until the Centurion, until then they were either very lightly armoured and fast as hell or a sherman esque equivalent but still faster and smaller than the Sherman (Cromwell).

Valentine was a heavy? :Smile_amazed: I can understand excluding 'tilly from mediums, but valentine sure wasn't a heavy.

Fitting infantry and cruiser tanks into the heavy-med-light structure will be a PITA for WG

View PostNytherr, on Aug 09 2012 - 02:29, said:

Armor.

Although end tier heavies will be nothing to write home about. I'm expecting T110E5-like distribution on the FV215b, they are both following conq/m103 after all.

Dominatus #24 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 01:37

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Conqueror and Caernarvon should have quite heavy front armour, but seriously lacking sides. F215 though, had to have its armour drastically reduced to allow for the weight of the larger guns, so that'll be interesting.

But I think armour will be a trend for heavies at least. I mean Chuchill, Tier V: 114mm; Heavy Churchill, Tier VI: 152mm; Black Prince, Tier VII: 152mm (although a litte flat). Also, the Cromwell (tier VI) had 101mm of front armour in the later versions. This is the same as the VK3601, but on a tank with a p/w ratio of around 20, and a top speed like the T20's.

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Imo i believe they'll be more all-rounder tanks than any other nation, with decent enough accuracy fro sniping, yet acceptable alpha for brawling...I'd also expect a good range of lights and meds...russians hold the heavies (And arty??), germans have the TD's, French have the speed beasts, and USA...hmmm...have tanks. yep, allrounders, nothin else left

lSherlockl #26 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 14:41

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if the heavy line is a series ob bigger and bigger Churchill... I'm in that little guy is hilarious fun.

the idea of slowly rolling across the battlefield and puking out shells is just too appealing.

Side note it seems most of the better british HVY tanks were designed to have 2 loaders stand comfortably in the turret?? maybe ROF is there thing like the french td line?

greydrake #27 Posted Aug 21 2012 - 15:42

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and don't forget the teapot stand between the commander and loader... standard.

StealthScout705 #28 Posted Aug 23 2012 - 23:12

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Light(and low tier tanks like matilda) Tanks: Cruisers are fast with good speed, Ok firepower and light armor.will prob. lead into mediums.Ex. Crusader.
Infantry Tanks will have similar firepower, but more armor and slower. Matilda ll with it's 2pdr is a good example.
Meds:Presumably starts with either Crusader or Valiant(both?). Will have ok/good armor, and standard firepower, with some odd balls, like the Firefly. Cromwell has 76mm of armor,  a 75m gun, and a 95mm deep gun. last tank is presumably either a late centurion, or a prototype Chieftain.
Heavies:most early tanks will play like the infantry tanks leading up to them, and will play like this even when your in the churchill or Churchill Black Prince.

Johnny_Mars #29 Posted Aug 25 2012 - 19:43

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I agree with StealthScout. The British army's tank doctrine was to divide the armor into those meant for infantry support and those meant to operate independently (the "cruiser" tanks). The cruiser tank philosophy was that their speed was their defense. The Crusader and the Cromwell were probably the classic WWII cruiser tanks.

The British tanks that are already in the game - Churchill, Matilda and Valentine - were all infantry tanks.

My guess is the British will resemble the French tree, with the slow sluggers (the infantry tanks) in the lower half of the tree and the cruisers in the top half. The Crusader and Cromwell could be Tier V & VI or Tier VI & VII mediums, for example.

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View PostJohnny_Mars, on Aug 25 2012 - 19:43, said:

The British tanks that are already in the game - Churchill, Matilda and Valentine - were all infantry tanks.

*cough*
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Johnny_Mars #31 Posted Aug 25 2012 - 21:39

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Oh right, I forgot the "wind-up toy" branch of the tech tree.

A_Crusty_Body_Pillow #32 Posted Aug 26 2012 - 04:22

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dont disrespect that tank, its a mean little spitfire and is hopefully put in the british tank tree. i mean the tetrarch is a good tank so PUT THAT SHIT IN NOW! :Smile-angry:

Edited by K00Ldude98, Aug 26 2012 - 04:23.


Teddy_Bear #33 Posted Aug 27 2012 - 17:19

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The Tetarch is friggin' amazing. It has no armor, but that gun shreds anything you come up against, and the speed and mobility are both excellent.

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View PostTeddy_Bear, on Aug 27 2012 - 17:19, said:

The Tetarch is friggin' amazing. It has no armor, but that gun shreds anything you come up against, and the speed and mobility are both excellent.
M22 locust of Tier 2.

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If we're able to get the Tetrarch CS as an upgrade for the British version, ohho! 76mm derp at tier 2!

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The 75mm gun must surely feature in the mix?  For example on later Marks of the Churchill line.

Teddy_Bear #37 Posted Aug 28 2012 - 13:12

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View PostDominatus, on Aug 27 2012 - 19:30, said:

If we're able to get the Tetrarch CS as an upgrade for the British version, ohho! 76mm derp at tier 2!

Wait, how did you get that? I thought the Tetarch was a gift tank back at the start of the year. o.O

Xlucine #38 Posted Aug 28 2012 - 14:40

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Tetrarch with researchable modules will be included in the full british tree, and a 3" derp was fitted to many tets in british service.

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View PostBobthewonder, on Aug 08 2012 - 16:41, said:

I think they're going to be Hull Up tanks.  This is where you use the physics engines to flip your tank over so that your turret is on the ground and rotates the hull with the tracks on the air.  Sure you have limited firing position, but people aren't going to be able to shoot your turret very easily!

Nah, that's Italian tanks. They just flip over by themselves, so it makes it even easier!

Dominatus #40 Posted Aug 28 2012 - 18:33

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3" derp at tier 2 might be excessive though, so we might not get it.




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