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4TankersAndDog #1 Posted Feb 01 2014 - 21:42

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So you're in your little scout tank and MM delivers you the bottom tier...time for despair?  To rage against RNGesus in chat before YOLO'ing up the middle or finding the nearest lake?  Breathe deep and take heart my friend, the Match Maker has just given an opportunity to punch way above your own weight, potentially delivering massive assisted damage far above your normal tier and commensurately huge XP and WR rewards...you have been given a gift, don't frak it up.


My goal when scouting is to light up the enemy tanks, preferably in a key strategic area of the map, so my guys can shoot them from range/cover, so they can see the layout of enemy forces and move to counter their thrust, and also in closer-in combat my guys can see exactly what the red tanks are doing so they can peek & DERP more effectively. There are 4 big things to doing this well, tank & crew setup, knowing the meta-game to predict where the red tanks are most likely to be, knowing a good location with cover, and learning when to not shoot.

 

For tank hardware and crew, it's all about doing everything possible to increase view range and increase your cammo value, plus getting 6th Sense absolutely ASAP.
For the meta-game and good locations to hide, that's what I hope my videos here are illustrating.
For when not to shoot...oh it's so hard, do you throw a killing shot into that Hellcat with 50HP left sniping your guys from the far ridge but almost certainly expose yourself? 90% of the time the correct answer is no, don't shoot, let your team clean up, but it's soooo hard...

 

With any tier scout tank I usually start a match with a passive scouting location like in the videos below, but then after a few minutes when all the chess pieces are on the board I'll start thinking about good infiltration opportunities to sneak in and kill some arty, or flanking opportunities to hit an enemy salient from the side to turn their thrust so my team can roll them up.

 

 - PLEASE WATCH THESE FIRST -

Scouting 101 video covering the basic mechanics of scouting:

Tanking 201.5: Scouting video discussing the role of scouting within WoT:

 

Map list, constantly being updated and revised:

Abbey, North Start

Abbey, South Start

 

Airfield, West Start #1

Airfield, West Start #2

Airfield, East Start #1

Airfield, East Start #2
 

Arctic Region, Northeast Start

Arctic Region, Southwest Start

 

Cliff, North Start

Cliff, South Start

 

El Halluf, Northeast Start

El Halluf, Southwest Start

El Halluf, Encounter - Northeast Start

El Halluf, Encounter - Southwest Start

 

Ensk, North Start

Ensk, South Start

Ensk, Encounter - Northeast Start

Ensk, Encounter - Southeast Start

 

Erlenberg, North Start #1

Erlenberg, North Start #2

Erlenberg, South Start

Erlenberg, Encounter - South Start

Erlenberg, Assault - Offense #1

Erlenberg, Assault - Offense #2

Erlenberg, Assault - Defense #1

Erlenberg, Assault - Defense #2

 

Fiery Salient, North Start

Fiery Salient, South Start

Fiery Salient, Encounter - North Start

Fiery Salient, Encounter - South Start

 

Fisherman's Bay, North Start

Fisherman's Bay, South Start #1

Fisherman's Bay, South Start #2

 

Fjords, West Start

Fjords, East Start

 

Highway, Northeast Start

Highway, Southwest Start

 

Himmelsdorf, North Start

Himmelsdorf, South Start

Himmelsdorf - Encounter

 

Karelia, Northeast Start

Karelia, Southwest Start

Karelia, Assault - Offense #1

Karelia, Assault - Offense #2

Karelia, Assault - Defense #1

Karelia, Assault - Defense #2

Karelia, Assault - Defense #3

 

Kharkov, Northeast Start

Kharkov, Southwest Start

 

Lakeville, North Start

Lakeville, South Start

Lakeville, Encounter - North Start

Lakeville, Encounter - South Start

 

Live Oaks, Northeast Start

Live Oaks, Southwest Start

 

Malinovka, West Start

Malinovka, South Start

Malinovka, Encounter - North Start

Malinovka, Encounter - East Start

 

Mines, North Start

Mines, South Start

Mines - Encounter, North Start

Mines - Encounter, South Start

 

Mountain Pass, Northwest Start

Mountain Pass, Southeast Start

 

Murovanka, North Start

Murovanka, South Start

Murovanka, Encounter - South Start

 

Nebelburg, Northeast Start

Nebelburg, Southwest Start #1

Nebelburg, Southwest Start #2

 

Overlord, North Start

Overlord, South Start

 

Paris, West Start

Paris, East Start

 

Pilsen, North Start

Pilsen, South Start

 

Prokhorovka, North Start

Prokhorovka, South Start

Prokhorovka, South Start #2

Prokhorovka, Encounter - North Start

Prokhorovka, Encounter - South Start

 

Redshire, North Start

Redshire, South Start

Redshire, Encounter - North Start

Redshire, Encounter - South Start

 

Ruinberg, North Start

Ruinberg, South Start

Ruinberg, Encounter - North Start #1

Ruinberg, Encounter - North Start #2

Ruinberg, Encounter - South Start

 

Sacred Valley, Northeast Start

Sacred Valley, Southwest Start

 

Sand River, West Start

Sand River, East Start

Sand River, Encounter - Northwest Start

Sand River, Encounter - East Start

Sand River, Assault - Offense

Sand River, Assault - Defense #1

Sand River, Assault - Defense #2

 

Serene Coast, North Start

Serene Coast, South Start

 

Siegfried Line, North Start

Siegfried Line, South Start #1

Siegfried Line, South Start #2

Siegfried Line, Encounter - North Start

Siegfried Line, Encounter - South Start

Siegfried Line, Assault - Offense #1

Siegfried Line, Assault - Offense #2

Siegfried Line, Assault - Defense

 

Stalingrad, North Start

Stalingrad, South Start

 

Steppes, North Start

Steppes, South Start

Steppes, Encounter - North Start

Steppes, Encounter - South Start

 

Swamp, Northwest Start

Swamp, Southeast Start

 

Tundra, North Start

 

Westfield, Northeast Start

Westfield, Southwest Start

 

Windstorm, West Start

Windstorm, East Start

 

PS, curious how I set up my own Light Tanks?  Just did a little Garage Crawl video recently...


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Lesser_Spotted_Panzer #2 Posted Feb 06 2014 - 18:31

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Thanks!! I almost love you!!

4TankersAndDog #3 Posted Feb 07 2014 - 18:10

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Almost?!?  :-P

 

BTW v8.11 is coming out next week with quite a few map changes, so I'll be pulling down those videos and refreshing them when MM blesses me with the opportunity...


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4TankersAndDog #4 Posted Feb 08 2014 - 19:55

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Seeing a HUGE spike in traffic from Japan, 1,115 views yesterday from them alone!  There must be a forum/blog posting over there pointing people to this thread...anybody know where?

 

Just got my T-54 Ace Tanker this morning on a Malinovka beach run, over 7K spotting damage lol, any tank can play a scout!

http://wotreplays.com/site/596387#malinovka-colfalkenburg-t-54

 

 



4TankersAndDog #5 Posted Feb 23 2014 - 17:30

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View PostColFalkenberg, on Feb 07 2014 - 17:10, said:

Almost?!?  :-P

 

Just added Hidden Valley, both Northwest and Southeast starts.

 

And just for fun, the great flying FCM 50:  http://youtu.be/5pR_RluNQUY

 

BTW v8.11 is coming out next week with quite a few map changes, so I'll be pulling down those videos and refreshing them when MM blesses me with the opportunity...

 

 

At least get the name of the map right...sigh..."Hidden Valley"?



4TankersAndDog #7 Posted Feb 24 2014 - 03:29

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LOL, gave away my salad dressing preferences there didn't I :hiding:

4TankersAndDog #8 Posted Feb 28 2014 - 22:20

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Added Murovanka, Encounter - Southeast Start


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4TankersAndDog #9 Posted Mar 06 2014 - 15:56

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Added: Redshire, Encounter - North Start

And got my original pre-reroll account name back, wohoo!!! :izmena:


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4TankersAndDog #10 Posted Mar 08 2014 - 21:32

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Added: Severogorsk, Southeast Start


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Added: Westfield, Northeast Start


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amazingronaldo #18 Posted Mar 24 2014 - 19:46

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Wow I just came across this. Thank you thank you!! I love being a passive scout and recently discovered that I do. Probably for the same reason as my T-50-2 is gone. On some maps I haven't quite found the right spot(s). These will help immensely! Can't wait to get home tonight and watch these! Thank you again! ☺

amazingronaldo #19 Posted Mar 24 2014 - 19:48

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Of course, on the flip side, I could use these to know where a scout might be and could try a blind shot lol.

4TankersAndDog #20 Posted Mar 24 2014 - 20:03

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LOL, almost never been blind shot, that's pretty rare in pub matches.




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