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Rundog #1 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 18:38

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I'm rolling the Obj 430 II. I can make 3 BP taking me to 4 on the K-91.

 

I enjoy the tier 9 and it is not a grind.

 

Is the K-91 a nicer tank to drive than the Obj 430 II? Does it move better, aim faster? EDIT. can it side-scrape in X matches? I want real experience not paper stats please. (Lets focus on the tank and not consider the tier and MM)

 

Trying to decide if to use BP or not. I'm interested in a TD line, but without a Russian TD crew trainer I just won't do it.


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I_QQ_4_U #2 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 18:41

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If you don't mind the grind I'd save them for something you may not.

Tao_Te_Tomato #3 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 18:45

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I enjoyed mine the two times I drove it.  But I suspect a statistically small sample like that is not what you're looking for.  :(

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I really like my K-91. It's bigger than the 430 II, abit flatter and has about the same terrain resistances. I honestly didn't notice difference in speed between the two when I moved from the 430 II. The gun is amazing on the K-91 and aiming is pinpoint and my reload is like 5.5 sec. The camo value imo isn't as good as the 430 II but still works with a good crew. Overall if you liked the way the Obj.416 and 430 II played, you will like the way the K-91 plays. 

Rundog #5 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 18:51

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View PostTao_Te_Tomato, on Jun 21 2019 - 05:45, said:

I enjoyed mine the two times I drove it.  But I suspect a statistically small sample like that is not what you're looking for.  :(

 

No but I smiled. And for me that's like laughing out loud :)



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View PostDethmane, on Jun 21 2019 - 05:48, said:

I really like my K-91. It's bigger than the 430 II, abit flatter and has about the same terrain resistances. I honestly didn't notice difference in speed between the two when I moved from the 430 II. The gun is amazing on the K-91 and aiming is pinpoint and my reload is like 5.5 sec. The camo value imo isn't as good as the 430 II but still works with a good crew. Overall if you liked the way the Obj.416 and 430 II played, you will like the way the K-91 plays. 

 

Thanks. I'm gonna hedge. Use 1 BP and save the other 3 in case I earn a TD crew trainer.



Rundog #7 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 18:55

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I really like this style of tank. I have 3BP for the 430, but no interest in that one at all.

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I really don't like my K-91, partially because it seems to try to be a mix of Russian Med and STRV that doesn't really do either one of those roles all that well. Added to that, when the K-91 gets played it'll get matched with another medium on the enemy team, and you don't really play the traditional medium brawling role, so you will be putting your team at a bit of a disadvantage. Personally, I don't like mine at all.

 

 

Another thing annoying about it is that because it has a partial turret, there is no view stabilization in sniper mode, which can make it tougher to orient yourself when looking for a shot. I wish WG would fix that...



cloudwalkr #9 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 19:17

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K-91 is pretty weak compared to other mess at tier, but it's still good in pubs.  It's turret is butter so don't rely on hulldown...at all really.  If you are enjoying the tier 9 then you will enjoy the K-91.  

 

As as others have said, save your BP's for a line you're not enjoying.



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View Postpickpocket293, on Jun 21 2019 - 06:05, said:

I really don't like my K-91, partially because it seems to try to be a mix of Russian Med and STRV that doesn't really do either one of those roles all that well. ....

 

Did you like the Obj 430 II?



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View Postcloudwalkr, on Jun 21 2019 - 06:17, said:

... It's turret is butter so don't rely on hulldown...at all really. ...


 Butter turret, does that rule out sidescraping? That's what I like about this line.



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It's a Sniping TV that plays like a strv with a turret and one drive mode. It's very good at it, but it does struggle at traditional medium roles

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View PostRundog, on Jun 20 2019 - 19:26, said:


 Butter turret, does that rule out sidescraping? That's what I like about this line.


only if your enemy doesn't know to shoot the turret.  If they don't shoot you there, then it can sidescrape some.



Rundog #14 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 19:44

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View PostJunbeyn, on Jun 21 2019 - 06:37, said:

It's a Sniping TV that plays like a strv with a turret and one drive mode. It's very good at it, but it does struggle at traditional medium roles

 

Yeah it's why I have it. I've got like 5 or 6 other meds X's. This one different.



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View Postcloudwalkr, on Jun 21 2019 - 06:40, said:


only if your enemy doesn't know to shoot the turret.  If they don't shoot you there, then it can sidescrape some.

 

Please tell me they need gold to pen your turret. Please?



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View PostRundog, on Jun 20 2019 - 19:45, said:

 

Please tell me they need gold to pen your turret. Please?


not really lol.  Im pretty sure it's like 180mm thick and above, right side of gun barrel (from inside the tank) is a pretty flat surface.  I might be wrong on my value, it might be more than 180..but I'm pretty sure it's not.  DL the test server and give it a spin.  The reload is God like...but it's pretty easily penned.

 

Edit for correct info:  So I logged in and checked.  The turret is 220m thick but is pretty flat so easily penned by most anything with 230pen or better.  So higher pen tier 8's and up can pen it.  It's hull is capable of getting bounces on a lot of things but the minute you peek with your right side they'll just shoot your turret face.  As I said, go DL the test server and give it a try there.  I still think youll enjoy it if you like the current tier 9 because they nerfed the crap out of the tier 9 compared to what it was.

 

Where this thing shines is it's gun handling, view range and camo.  Mine is setup with 5sec reload, 37% camo and 502m view range.  I could actually make this better with Enhanced Rammer (the bond one) and enhanced vents.  So you camo up and just snipe people down with your reload.  

 

4.8sec reload, .29acc, 1.89sec aim time - 518m view range and just under 39% camo with enhanced equipment loaded.


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TankerHank #17 Posted Jun 20 2019 - 22:20

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I liked the 430 II a lot because you could side scrap.  The K 91 is a sniper tank, I rarely see that tank being played probably because it really isn't that great.  I thought it might be similar to the 430 II, but not even close.

 

Of all the tier 9 and 10 Soviet mediums, the 430 II is the only one I'd ever play.  I don't have a good performance record in any other Soviet medium.  Spent a lot of time getting them and sold them all.

 

Go get a version 4 tank destroyer, that thing still needs nurfin'.

 

Edit:  I remember now.  WG came out with the K91 and Obj 277...I went for the K91 first and was disappointed.  Got the 277 next and what a damn nice tank.  It plays like a medium, just a touch slower.  It sure can fight anything at tier 10.  That tank made me smile because it was fun.  Forget the td, go get the 277 if you want a medium type tank.


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View PostRundog, on Jun 20 2019 - 12:26, said:

 

Did you like the Obj 430 II?

 

no. I really enjoyed the 416 and 2-marked it on the grind through it, but the 430 II didn't have the camo to play the role it was supposed to play (like the 416 does), so I found that it struggled a lot in my hands. It felt like a worse 416, straight up (not tier-for-tier).



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The 430v2 used to be amazing. They nerfed the armor on it pretty badly IIRC.

ThatoneguyKaz #20 Posted Jun 21 2019 - 03:03

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I play mine tons. Its honestly a mix between the 8 and the 9, has butter armor like the 8, but oh my that dpm/accuracy/pen. Not to mention the shell velocity is basically a lazer. 

 

Things to watch for are the -8 (thats right folks, 8 on a soviet med.) Over the sides allows you to use positions that the others couldnt. Its quite stealthy. Maneuverability is pretty poor in terms of mediums, less like 140, more like 62a. The ground resistances make this tank sluggish. 

 

Overall play it in a support role, or challenge corners and out dpm tanks with a few lucky bounces.

 

The tier 9 is mich better at side scraping, dont count on it. In-fact, just dont side scrape






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