Now, after finishing the somewhat annoying to play Crusader, you'll find yourself at the Cromwell. On paper, it's a good tank. I'll be honest, I wasn't too impressed with it at first, but then I learned how to play it. Hello Super T-50. If you're out for a tank that is never short of a ton of fun, here's your toy.
Stock GrindIt's actually not that bad, surprisingly. It gets a gun that is doable for the tanks it will see, and the mobility isn't too bad stock either.
Mobility/AgilityFully upgraded, this little devil feels like a demon spawn of an Easy 8 and a T-50. What a combo. If a scout tries to run past you, (s)he's in for some hell. You'll turn around and run them down like no tomorrow. Now, mind you this mobility tends to get you in trouble as much as it'll get you out of trouble. So know your limit.
GunAgain, very nice. The 75mm Vickers HV is nothing short of a little bastard when it's firing upon you. It quickly picks away at any tank it will ever see. Trust me, this thing brings some hateful comments. Team the good penetration, RoF, and decent accuracy with the mobility, and god damn the enemy better prepare for some rough times if they forget about you.
ArmourI'm not going to sugar coat this for anyone. There is none.
Other StuffWell, it's got a decent HP pool, there's a good thing. It's also got pretty tasty gun depression, you'll be able to play the hill games just as much as those pesky 'Merican Shermans. Even without armour, this tank isn't prone to module damage, surprisingly, so another plus to the old Brit. It's hull and turret traverse are both extremely fast, so another plus to ye ol Britty. It's hard to find a downside to anything on this tank, but there is the On-The-Move accuracy. It's terrible.
My ThoughtsI never played this tank on the test server, so I dove head first into this tank. Expecting the same result as every other tank I dove head first into, I was certainly shocked. This tank is simply amazing to play. Great mobility, good gun, and good soft stats make this certainly one of few selected tanks to gain a permanent spot in my garage. I crown this old Brit king of tier six mediums, if not tanks. It's just superior to every tier six when played properly I find. I got through this tank in three short days, so it definitely isn't a pain to play at all.
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