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shaolinsarge #141 Posted Sep 25 2017 - 18:56

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View Posttaugrim, on Sep 25 2017 - 12:26, said:

 

I hated the T54E1. It's too slow for a medium to spot and flank effectively, the armor is not reliable, and the gun handling is very poor. The silver penetration is also lacking.


Glad to hear the series has been helpful. Onward, upward! :)

 

I feel your pain bro. Few games have fun in T54E1, sad because sold my SP IC and HW 12 to buy him.  They nerfed to ground my lights :(

Im only playing T54E1 because T57 is nice .



taugrim #142 Posted Sep 27 2017 - 15:04

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View Postshaolinsarge, on Sep 25 2017 - 17:56, said:

 

I feel your pain bro. Few games have fun in T54E1, sad because sold my SP IC and HW 12 to buy him.  They nerfed to ground my lights :(

Im only playing T54E1 because T57 is nice .

 

The only light tanks that are in need of buffing are the tier 10s. Aside from that light tanks are very functional/balanced now. There are some light tank buffs coming in patch, but I think beyond those changes that light tanks need better accuracy, at least on par with what the tier 9 light tanks have now.

shaolinsarge #143 Posted Sep 28 2017 - 15:04

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View Posttaugrim, on Sep 27 2017 - 11:04, said:

 

The only light tanks that are in need of buffing are the tier 10s. Aside from that light tanks are very functional/balanced now. There are some light tank buffs coming in patch, but I think beyond those changes that light tanks need better accuracy, at least on par with what the tier 9 light tanks have now.

 

By your experience; what's light is best ? American T10 or german, i have both unlocked but haven't enough silver for all.

Txs.



taugrim #144 Posted Sep 29 2017 - 00:42

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View Postshaolinsarge, on Sep 28 2017 - 14:04, said:

 

By your experience; what's light is best ? American T10 or german, i have both unlocked but haven't enough silver for all.

Txs.

 

I don't have the tier 10 German LT unlocked, so I can't say from 1st-hand experience, but the American LTs are super comfortable to play due to their superb gun depression and good gun handling.

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View Posttaugrim, on Sep 28 2017 - 20:42, said:

 

I don't have the tier 10 German LT unlocked, so I can't say from 1st-hand experience, but the American LTs are super comfortable to play due to their superb gun depression and good gun handling.

 

Txs i will farm silver to take one. Sad because i will sell Bulldog to use his 4  skilled crew in Sheridan. :(

But it's the price, or may be to; can i fight tier X games without perks full :trollface:
Let's roll the dice.

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taugrim #146 Posted Oct 02 2017 - 05:19

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Episode #43: Škoda T 25 Unicum Guide, Why Ice Road/Valley/Beach Suck

I review the Škoda T 25, a tier 6 Czech medium tank, with a replay of a tier 8 Mountain Pass battle.

 

The Skoda T25 is a fun tier 6 tank with it's combination of speed, gun depression, and a compact burst autoloader. The Skoda T25 is a good tank to play to figure out whether you'd enjoy the Skoda T50, which I reviewed in Episode #42.

 

Strengths and Weaknesses

+ Superb max gun depression (-10)
+ Excellent compact burst damage (330 damage in 2.67 sec)
+ Excellent top end speed (60 kph)
+ Excellent acceleration
+ Fast clip reload (~7.7 seconds)
+ Good gun handling
- Very large and tall profile, especially the turret
- Paper armor everywhere
- Low turret traverse
- Low hull traverse
- Low single-shot alpha (110)
- Low silver penetration (132)

 

Recommended Equipment

1. Optics
2. GLD
3. Vents

 

 



taugrim #147 Posted Oct 06 2017 - 15:50

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Episode #44: T-34/100 and TVP VTU Guide, Dealing With Poor Gun Depression

 

I review the T-34/100 and TVP VTU, the tier 7 and 8 Czechoslovakian medium tanks, with replays of tier 8 Overlord and Tier 9 Live Oaks battles.

 

Many players find these tanks difficult to play due to the combination of weak armor and poor gun depression, so I discuss how to manage those deficiencies. I found the T-34/100 to be quite functional but the TVP VTU was miserable. That said, the Skoda T50 is amazing so grinding through those tanks is worth it.

 

T-34/100 Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Excellent silver penetration (175)
+ Excellent top speed
+ Excellent alpha (250)
- Weak hull armor
- Weak turret armor
- Very poor max gun depression (-5)

 

T-34/100 Recommended Equipment
1. Optics
2. Rammer
3. GLD

 

TVP VTU Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Decent selection of guns
- Large profile
- Very weak hull armor
- Very weak turret armor
- Poor max gun depression (-6)
- Limited top end speed (50) - common with tier 8 meds, but it's a big issue against the faster tier 8-10 tanks

 

TVP VTU Recommended Equipment
1. Optics
2. VStab

3. Rammer
 


Edited by taugrim, Oct 06 2017 - 15:57.


MacDaddyMatty #148 Posted Oct 06 2017 - 17:42

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TY OP!!

These are great!

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taugrim #149 Posted Oct 18 2017 - 01:20

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Episode #45: Strv 103-0 Unicum Guide, Brawling With Superb Gun Depression

I review the Strv 103-0, a tier 9 Swedish TD, with a replay of a tier 9 Westfield battle.

 

The Strv 103 is the gem of the Swedish tank destroyer line. It combines terrific firepower, mobility, and highly-angled frontal armor.

 

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb frontal protection against AP shells of 120mm caliber or less
+ Superb max gun depression (-11)
+ Superb silver penetration (308mm)
+ Superb accuracy in siege mode (0.30)
+ Superb silver shell velocity (1500 m/s)
+ Superb reverse speed (45 kph)
+ Excellent DPM
+ Excellent forward speed (50 kph)
+ Excellent camouflage
+ Only frontal weak spot against AP is small cupola
+ Very low chance of fire (10%)
- Transitioning between Siege and Travel modes leaves the TD temporarily unable to take action
- Unable to aim gun when tracked
- Very low HP (1500)
- Side hull armor is very thin (30mm) and easily overmatched
- Vulnerable to HE shells due to thin armor (40/30/30)
 Highly-sloped but thin frontal armor vulnerable to HEAT, as HEAT won't ricochet unless the impact angle exceeds 85 degrees

- Low caliber gun (105mm) for a TD, limits overmatch
- Lack of a turret hampers fighting around buildings and rocks

 

Recommended Equipment
1. Rammer
2. Binocs
3. Vents (for brawling/DPM) or Camo Net (for camo sniping)

 

I favor Vents over Camo Net, as that supports a more aggressive and flexible style of play.

 


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shaolinsarge #150 Posted Oct 31 2017 - 13:54

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Thanks again by very useful hints. I'm enjoying a lot to play in french light tanks, have you a video with tutorial of tank BC 12 T ? Hug, Brother.




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