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M103 not what I hoped it would be.


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Maxamus_Rex #1 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 16:52

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So I have an tier IX and it weird that it has such [edited]armor and I'm not sure how to play it can you give me any idea's.

rockbutcher #2 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 16:54

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Keep bobbing back and forth and wiggling your turret about 15 degrees side to side.  That massive cupola in the top centre of the turret is a bullet magnet.

24_inch_pythons #3 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 16:56

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M103 is still a beast. Get the top turret and you'll be fine. Move your hull back and forth a little while the enemy is aiming at you and you should be fine.

WaywardChild #4 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 17:00

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View Postrockbutcher, on Dec 21 2018 - 07:54, said:

Keep bobbing back and forth and wiggling your turret about 15 degrees side to side.  That massive cupola in the top centre of the turret is a bullet magnet.

 

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View Post24_inch_pythons, on Dec 21 2018 - 07:56, said:

M103 is still a beast. Get the top turret and you'll be fine. Move your hull back and forth a little while the enemy is aiming at you and you should be fine.

 

And dis, these Guys knowith what they speak:) Great tank, troll armor and good gun.

The_Iron_Bullet #5 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 17:10

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Don't let them shoot your roof! It's made of pancakes!

MaximusAurumSpamicus #6 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 17:40

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It is the "backwards" one of the line where you need to protect the turret instead of the hull. I played peek-a-boom with mine and enjoyed it after I quit trying to play it like the rest of the line.

Da_Craw #7 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 18:01

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All about the gun.  Play it as if it is unarmored (it is).  If you can get it hull down by cresting a slight hill, raise your gun straight up and wiggle between shots.  It will cover about 20% of the squishy spot on the turret roof.  The cupola itself is so far back on the turret, that you can actually hide it by having the front of the tank higher than the rear a la cresting a rise.

Edited by Da_Craw, Dec 21 2018 - 18:09.


Echo_Saber #8 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 18:06

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You can't rely on your armor against anyone.  Try to take fights against medium tanks, use your gun depression, and wiggle wiggle wiggle that lower plate for troll bounces.

legolion17 #9 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 18:08

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I love the M103, it has a great turret if used correctly, and the gun can also work wonders. My advice is(if it is a tier 10-8 battle or 10-9 battle or tier 9 with a lot of heavies,) you should act more like a flanker, you have the speed to sorta flank (something like 36 or 37 kph) and the gun is an absolute beast. If it is a tier 9-7 or 9-8 or all nine with few heavies battle, I would play like a true heavy tank and go sniff out the enemy's heavy (unless type 4 or Mauschen) and I would go to the place I am most needed. Just my piece of advice

madogthefirst #10 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 18:11

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Play it like a large [edited]medium. The only way you are going to bounce a shell with your turret is if you are pointed directly at them, any other angle can lead to easy pens.

Almighty_Johnson #11 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 18:27

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View PostEcho_Saber, on Dec 21 2018 - 12:06, said:

You can't rely on your armor against anyone.  Try to take fights against medium tanks, use your gun depression, and wiggle wiggle wiggle that lower plate for troll bounces.

 



Knagar #12 Posted Dec 22 2018 - 15:05

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I always kept the barrel raised during reload, along with moving your turret, it really makes the hatch on top hard to hit.

tiggee #13 Posted Dec 31 2018 - 23:04

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Like all none Russian tanks this used to be a good tank but pen in tanks keeps going up and its stayed with the same armor making it almost unplayable.

Zrack656 #14 Posted Jan 01 2019 - 21:37

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Play it like a big medium.

Moridin_707 #15 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 03:09

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Total trash. When tier 8 mediums auto pen your turret with AP, its garbage.

 

Tank needs to be fixed to fit in the the concept of the line, which is hull down. No reason a Tier 9 should have a weaker turret than a tier 7.



Chillum #16 Posted Jan 08 2019 - 16:08

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It needs to be fully upgraded. My m103 was my first ever tier 9...back in 2013. I hated it so much stock I sold it and only very recently went back to it. I finished off the modules and boy. Shes a different tank. Sure in todays gold spam you wont block much, but she has the same gun as the tier 10, with great handling. She can block. And she is fast.

 

I play her more of a medium turned heavy than anything else.



Moridin_707 #17 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 01:22

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If it was not for the gun it would be complete trash.

Needs a turret buff to fit the play style of the line.




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