Standard battle on Steppes from the South spawn.
The majority of the team all decide that the rocks would be fun a place to go. That leaves me (T-62A) and a Panther II alone heading to the "valley". An AMX 13-90 comes zooming down, which I hit once for a fire and finish off with the next shot. The Panther II is still moving up and gets the spot on a T57 Heavy. I proceed to move up about 1/3 to the north still in the valley and spot an OBJ 268 around the 2 line. I notch into one of the curves with cover pretty near the Panther. He decides to just blast around the corner and let the T57 destroy him in 3 shots with 1 from the Object.
Now I'm all alone with a 100% OBJ and 100% T57. I took a quick peek at the T57 and he fires one for a miss.
Here's where my real question lies. T57 backs way up after that shot which is a pretty good telltale he's on clip reload. I weighed my options quick. Sit still in cover and wait for inevitable burst clip death OR roll over an try to inflict as much damage as possible thus giving the lemmings a better chance of finishing him off since they are all still in rock world (also knowing the 268 would be gunning for me at the same time)?
I went for the damage. I got 5 (about 1600 damage) shells in him before his reload was completed and he finished me off. Of course I took one shell from the 268 during the roll over. I was trying to keep the 57 between myself and the OBJ, but obviously the 57 is not exactly a turtle in the maneuverability column. I know it was a suicide move, but they both knew I was the only tank left over there since the AMX was around the 9 line when I got him. Would've been nice to get the kill on the 57 though The T57 ended up with a Top Gun because even after all of that no one paid any attention to what was happening over there. Still got a win though, somehow.
Good choice or bad choice.?
P.S. - I don't care about being the best tanker ever, but many of the actual helpful topics in here have really helped my game as of late. Thanks for those!
Yes, my stats are meh but the 60 day is coming up.
Edited by citylightva, Feb 12 2013 - 06:52.