Garmin_leFabre, on May 07 2013 - 11:09, said:
Oh, however getting through the T21 and M7 can be an exercise in testicular fortitude. There is very little redeeming value in the M7 and the T21 can be 'iffy' at times.
I actually have a decent w/r in the M7 having ground out both the chaffee and the T-21. if you have an american medium premium tank, the brief hiatus of the M7 as a medium rather than a scout/LT can help train that crew. remembering that it is in fact a medium and doesn't get the camo on the move bonus can help you survive longer as well. despite it's gun not being a true sniper/accurate gun, it can work out as a 2nd line sniper due to the very high ROF. the pain for most folks in that tank is the number of spamming derp tanks you see in that tank, which forces you to play that 2nd tier/supporting role, with the spammy semi-accurate gun. it also does ok as an anti-scout once it gets up to speed - using auto aim on it's spammy gun whilst zerging around taking out enemy scouts and/or ramming them works well enough in pubs most of the time.
paladin0, on May 07 2013 - 16:06, said:
The M7 is a medium tank with speed and mobility, but sub-par weapons. The first turret is the top turret from the Lee (which doesn't work on the Lee) and only has a 37MM. You'll want to upgrade to the second turret and the 76MM. Once you have that it a good tank to flank and work on scout tactics.
I actually preferred the top turret with the rapid fire 6pdr gun. *shrug*
I'm still getting my feet wet in the T-21. so far it seems like it wants to be a flanker more than a true scout. love my chaffee, but it is often outclassed by the newer higher tier scouts - on city maps with very little concealment I'm all too often an easy kill for T71's, T69's, Chinese Wizzys, and batchats
recently I also just rebought the german leopard and am getting my feet wet in it as well - eventual
goal is of course to continue up through and past the indien panzer to the top leopard.
my T-50-2 still suffers from the crew not having its first skill/perk yet, last I looked my w/r in it was nearing the server average finally.
I don't have any personal experience in the french or chinese lines. clanmate loves his chinese higher tier LTs, he knows where his typical spotting distances are by heart and is a very aggressive tank killer in his wizzy's most people I know that play the french lines are doing so for one of two tanks - the ELC, or the end line batchat.