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__WarChild__ #1 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 19:43

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Howdy Tankers,

 

Most of the time, I play this game to try and win.  However, with certain missions and game modes (FL) that's not always the goal.  When I want to win, I turn to certain tanks that I perform really well in but they don't always allow me the opportunity to win the game.  Take the Pak 40 for example.  The Pak 40 is an exceptional tank for its tier with specs that are completely off the chart.  However, it is too slow and lacks enough mobility to be able to "carry" a team to victory, especially on maps like Himmelsdorf that neutralize its attributes.  On open Tier IV maps, the Pak 40 can carry but for the most part I would consider it a support tank - i.e. highly dependent upon the team composition.


What tanks do you go to for carrying your teams to victory?

 

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*Caveat* - My Tier X "carry" tank is my Super Conqueror.  I perform exceptionally well in that tank, but you'd only know it in Ranked Battles or Clan activities.  My pub record in that beauty is sub 50%.  With that knowledge, you may choose to disregard everything I've said here in this post or all the time and I won't blame you.  ;)



golruul #2 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 19:57

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Despite all the topics on how armor is worthless because of premium rounds... my carry tanks usually involve a good amount of armor.  In my experience with typical corridor maps, you need to be able to bounce/bait some shells on the front line to carry your team. 

 

Note that I play solo, so I can't pick a really good (non-armored) autoloader and rely on others to cover me.  If I was platooned with 2 other similar players, I could see 3 Batchats carrying games constantly.

 

Also, I'm talking about battles at tier 8 and above.  It's easy at low tiers to club seals via vision abuse alone.



Canadian_Mano #3 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 19:57

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VKp, that tier 9 abomination, AMX 30, TVP 50, mostly 9s, and the PZ2. pewpewpewepwepwepwepew. T1E6, HEAT57 for the memes, Jigglepanzer100, Foch b, Tiger H. Oh, but my new favourite is the 112, thing carries like a truck.

LeaveIT2Beaver #4 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:03

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I can't even carry myself.   I can be in my E4 and get penned twice by a wheelie 200 meters away doing 60 spamming prem ammo. I shoot back and I hear  *critical hit*  :sceptic:  While everyone else camps


Edited by PepperidgeFarmGuy, Apr 19 2019 - 20:12.


Insanefriend #5 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:06

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Most tanks that are not arty can carry, some better then others.  Arty on the other hand is totally team dependent which is why I get fed up playing it.

Haruhi_Suzumiya_ #6 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:13

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IS-4

__WarChild__ #7 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:18

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View PostHaruhi_Suzumiya_, on Apr 19 2019 - 13:13, said:

IS-4

 

Really?

xrays_ #8 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:22

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Practically any artillery... Seriously. After that, most light tanks. Anything else (for me) is trash to play, so I stay away from them.

 

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Canadian_Mano #9 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:29

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View PostHaruhi_Suzumiya_, on Apr 19 2019 - 15:13, said:

IS-4

 



AimElement #10 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:39

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I love the Cromwell B. The tank just fits my play style so well. 

The_Pushok #11 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 21:19

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My skill level does not allow for me to carry, lol.

 

But for the tanks, for me, if I am top tier on a 3-5-7, that is great, and something with some speed, as in the IS-6 will be better for me than the KV-4. I know lights and mediums are the carrying tanks, but I cannot play them well though I am having success in the tier 8 and above mediums. 






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