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Having Trouble Finding Hulldown Positions on Maps

T29 T34 Hulldown Positioning Map

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hedshot56 #1 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 03:49


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I play the T29/T34 regularly, but I can never seem to find a good Hull Down position. Maps like Stalingrad, Pilsen, Abbey, I can never find a good position where I can be A) Hull Down and B) Able to See/Engage the Enemy. Never seeing any action 85% of the time forces me to assume the role of a traditional heavy (that I am more comfortable playing) but my terrible hull makes peek-a-boo a nightmare sometimes, so I figured I would fall back on the advice of the forums. I can consistently do my HP and more in DMG doing this peek-a-boo style but I've yet to get an MoE or even Mastery Badge because of it. Im just not good at finding places these tanks can operate. Thanks for any help you can provide. I can link replays as well if I need to. Thank you all so much for you help!

Doomslinger #2 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 04:25


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The problem is that the T29 is so slow. If I see one hull-down, I just drive somewhere else to fight. Clean up the enemies in other areas then go back and flank the T29. Most players know about the T29 turret so they won't just sit there and let you shoot at them when they know they can't pen your turret. They just drive around you. I actually fear the IS more than the T29 because the IS can move around much faster and turns faster.

madogthefirst #3 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 04:29


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Those you named have tons of rubble and Abby 2 line has some terrain depression you just need to work.

firekitty #4 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 04:48

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The T29 also has great view range for a heavy in that tier- use it. I some times even use binocs on it- it is a great sniper. Hull down spots are more available than you realize. On an open map such as Prok, there are many dips in terrain that in essence, have you hulled down. You don't need a building or big hole to hide in to be hulled down. Another strong feature of the t29 is it has decent gun depression- better than the Russian line for sure lol. Constant movement, even just a wiggle or rock back and forth will help bounce shells in the t29 as well, and make weak spots hard to target. If you skill the crew right- 2-3 skills in, the peek a boom will be easier- faster aim time etc.

HowitzerBlitzer #5 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 06:41


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Huh? I thought you quit a year or two ago?

haraka #6 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 06:51

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you are hoping for 1 of 30 maps to get that location as due to crapmaps gl


Boghie #7 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 19:47

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Snark aside...


You can move parallel to a hill crest-line.  If you are trying to poke perpendicular to the crest-line you will show a lot of that underbelly you are trying to hide.  At some point as you move parallel to the crest-line your turret will poke over the top - and it will poke over before the front shows if the crest-line doesn't drop in the direction you are going.  Also, you can also kinda sidescrape rubble - only a highly angled side and your turret will present itself to the enemy.

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