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T-34-85m vs Heavy tank No. 6 vs M56 Scorpion


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redberets44 #1 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 14:54

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Which should I buy while they are on sale for gold? I only have 4015 gold, short 10 for the Panther V/M10 so that's out of the question.

Desert_Fox_1969 #2 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 14:58

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T34-85M 

Jayboxx #3 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 15:07

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T34-85M 

MagillaGuerilla #4 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 15:20

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T-34-85M.

GeorgePreddy #5 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 15:24

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M56

 



Altwar #6 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 15:43

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T-34-85M because you can train Russian medium crews with it. There are 4 Russian medium tech branches which means you'd have plenty of reason to be running the 85M every day that you play.  That alone makes it worth spending your gold.  And the T-34-85M is a good tank for Stronghold playing if you are into that.  And if you aren't, this tank is a great reason to be.

Cowcat137 #7 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 15:50

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T-34/85M is a trainer but also a top performer at T6. Means you will be training crews faster and making more credits while doing it. 

the_dude_76 #8 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 16:54

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The T34-85M may be the best tank in it's tier, premium or otherwise.

venom286 #9 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 17:11

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scorpion 

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View PostDesert_Fox_1969, on Jan 11 2019 - 09:58, said:

T34-85M 

 

View PostJayboxx, on Jan 11 2019 - 10:07, said:

T34-85M 

 

View PostMagillaGuerilla, on Jan 11 2019 - 10:20, said:

T-34-85M.

 

     All day, every day!

zhymm #11 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 17:40

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I have all three of these tanks.  I like all three.  My advice would be to get the T-34-85M before the other two.  Of these three tanks my T-34-85M gets the most use.  It's my "goto" tank for Tier VI Stronghold skirmishes.  It's a decent credit earner and crew trainer, as well.  It has all five possible crew slots covered for Soviet mediums.

 

The M56 Scorpion is a unique tank and fun to play.  It's one of my most played Tier VII's.  But it's uniqueness requires particular attention to how you play it.  It's not like most of the other US TD's.  So, you make adjustments.  No real turret, so it's not as effective as a "camp bush" sniper like a T-67 or Hellcat.  It has virtually no armor so it's not a "bruiser" like a T-28 or T-95.  You're constantly repositioning (not a bad thing to do), peeking ridge lines, take a shot and run, etc.  And it's biggest shortcoming (in my opinion) is the 4 man crew (no Radio Operator).  Most higher tier US TD's have 5 man crews.  So, the Scorpion falls a bit short for crew training purposes.  But it is a fun tank.

 

I don't see much use for the HT VI unless you're going up the Japanese heavy lines.  My HT VI probably has a year's worth of dust on it from sitting in the garage.

 

OMZ



navalartichoke #12 Posted May 09 2019 - 03:15

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The answer is easy...Go with the Russian Tank!   

ChaseR392 #13 Posted May 09 2019 - 07:53

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T-34-85m...

 

The M56 Scorpion is great too.... but I wouldn't buy it unless you have the gold for the full "deal" package available through the in-game store.... that includes a 100% crew and equipment. Of course if you have credits to burn (but are short on gold) and a decent crew to drop in this is a non-issue.



Flishy #14 Posted Jan 12 2020 - 16:10

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For the love of god the M56 is just no for me. That alpha and for some reason the gun never wants to hit for me. Just go with the T-34-85M because you can literally take the role of the heavy tank decently well.

Ironclad73 #15 Posted Jan 12 2020 - 17:57

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Depends on what tanks and crews you have and what you like to play. Both the Scorp and the 85M are very good tanks if they fit your play style. I have both and had the 85m long before it was buffed and became a good tank, but I play the Scorp more often as I  have a lot of US TDs with few crew trainers and a lot of Russian mediums and a lot of crew trainers. Scorp makes more credits for me also with that gun.

Drunkenparrot #16 Posted Jan 18 2020 - 21:39

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I have all 3 as well.
 

The T-34-85m is a jack of all trades game carrying beast. It is certainly the strongest tier VI premium and arguably the strongest tier VI tank.
 

The Japanese Tiger is identical to the Vk3601H proto tiger. Top tier it can hold its own with anything it can’t outright bully but in tier VII/ VIII games it is quickly relegated to a gold spamming support role. 
 

The Scorpion can be fun but it’s a paper TD. It has very limited flex/ carry potential and is at its best chai sniping from the red line. 
 

Hands down,  the T-34-85M is the best choice.
 

 

 

 



Ghost_of_Charles_Bronson #17 Posted Jan 29 2020 - 07:11

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I got all of those tanks (scorp, type VI and T-34-85M) without spending anything. Save your gold for something worthwhile like a tier 8. I would just work on getting gold from events to bring you up to the low 6000s. That's how I got my LT-432 and EVEN 90. There are even a bunch of decent tier 8 meds within range of your current gold balance if you get a few thousand more.

 

That being said:

  1. T-34-85M is best tier 6 tank period. You can crew it with RU med crews and even without a great crew it's an OP tank. Fast, decent camo, nice gun, good view range, gun depression, etc. It's just plain good for tier. I've got a 60 percent winrate in this after 160 games. I two marked it without even trying. With the gold rounds, it can eat up tier 8s no problem.
  2. Scorp is potentially hard to play (no armor, only 30 deg gun traverse), though I've had good luck with it so far. It's very small (roughly EVEN 90 size) and sneaky (swedish TD with camo net tier) with a good gun (240 damage, 220/270 pen, 10 deg depression). If you're patient you can rack up a lot of damage. The small size will troll people a lot because they'll miss you. You can be semi-aggressive with it late game because of the speed and camo. I average 75 percent winrate and 1500 dpg so far (only a few games). I use my 5 skill T110E3/TS-5 crew in this. TS-5 is more OP, but scorp is legit entertaining.
  3. Type VI is trash. The main problem is that the tank's armor is completely unangled so everything pens it. It's got a good gold round and you can troll your way to victory with it, but the craparmor makes it weak for doing missions. There's really no point to this tank. I've got like 700 dpg and 52 percent winrate in this pile.

Edited by Ghost_of_Charles_Bronson, Jan 29 2020 - 07:15.





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