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Jambijon #1 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 19:53

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Attention Tankers!

 

The first premium British Light hit the Premium Shop yesterday morning!  Similar to its tech tree counter parts, this tank is a very small profile and speedy. However, what sets this one apart is its gun and camo.  The tech tree British lights boast a high alpha but low DPM and great concealment.  This is swapped on the Senlac, it has a high rate a fire but low penetration rate and not the best camo rating. Also, it has great shell velocity and a 90mm penetration value with it's High Explosive shells.

 

 

Introductory Offer:
FV1066 Senlac

OFFERS START:
Wednesday, September 25, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET
OFFERS END:
Monday, October 7, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET

 

For more details on the Senlac and bundles, click the tank or link above.  Also, for a quick video overview, check our TRUvoodoo's video:

 

 

GLHF!

 


Edited by Jambijon, Sep 26 2019 - 19:54.


GAJohnnie #2 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 19:58

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Interesting. FV1066 nickname the Senlac. Senlac Hill is where English King Harold deployed his army facing William Duke of Normandy at the battle of Hastings Oct 14th 1066. Since it is claimed Harold died on Senlac Hill with a Norman arrow thur his eye, that might not be the most auspicious name for a light.

Edited by GAJohnnie, Sep 26 2019 - 20:03.


dnaman #3 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 20:44

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I was once an adventurer like you but I took an arrow to the knee!

Garandster #4 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 20:49

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I was hoping the bundles would be more like EU. Is there anyway to swap the top bundles credits for gold? Tbh without the coupons from Tank rewards its harder to justify the purchases as a "deal".

Kenshin2kx #5 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 20:53

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View PostGAJohnnie, on Sep 26 2019 - 08:58, said:

Interesting. FV1066 nickname the Senlac. Senlac Hill is where English King Harold deployed his army facing William Duke of Normandy at the battle of Hastings Oct 14th 1066. Since it is claimed Harold died on Senlac Hill with a Norman arrow thur his eye, that might not be the most auspicious name for a light.

Hahaha ... maybe its to pay homage to the concept of damage to an armored foe by way of weak spot exploitation with low penetration ammo?



GAJohnnie #6 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 21:26

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View PostKenshin2kx, on Sep 26 2019 - 14:53, said:

Hahaha ... maybe its to pay homage to the concept of damage to an armored foe by way of weak spot exploitation with low penetration ammo?

+1 one  

 

 



Scorpiany #7 Posted Sep 26 2019 - 22:08

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You're a bit late to the announcement there, Jambijon.


 

Here's my mini-review on the thing. I'll put out a full-length review very soon.

 

Pros:

  • High-mounted gun means you're a pretty small target when poking over ridges to get shots
  • The HE shells on this tank cannot be understated. They are absolutely incredible. Your standard 180 alpha is usually a downside, but getting 280 alpha with the HE is a huge increase that suddenly makes you a tank that nothing wants to trade with if they have a longer reload than you
  • Power-to-weight is great, including in reverse. This means you can poke a corner and sod off quickly.
  • Rear-mounted turret is also great for poking corners in reverse and then disappearing.
  • 400m View Range is nice to have at Tier 8

 

Cons:

  • This tank is huge. It's absolutely gigantic. Drive it alongside a Tiger 1, and you'll realize you're almost the same height... And nearly as wide too.
  • The gun is very inconsistent. Sometimes it nails magical shots that had no business hitting, other times the shots disappear into the void.
  • Camo is better than you'd expect from a tank of that size, but it's still not stealthy for a scout.
  • If you get shot in the bottom-half of the turret, you will very frequently lose both your Driver and Gunner. You have to carry a Large Med Kit if you don't want this to be a problem.
  • Armor is non-existent. While the other British lights have enough armor to not get HE-penned, that's not the case for the Senlac. HE will go straight through you.

 

Ammo: 17 AP, 20 APCR, 8 HE. You can use less APCR if you want, but the ammo capacity still isn't great - If you need to carry, the APCR comes in very handy. 8 HE is a must-have.

 

Consumables: Large Med Kit, Small Repair Kit, Pudding & Tea - Large Med Kit is a must because of how frequently you lose 2/3 crew. Pudding & Tea is great because this tank rarely gets set on fire, so Fire Extinguishers serve you no benefit most of the time.

 

Playstyle: You're more of an aggressive support tank. You can't passive scout because of your huge size. While the mobility is good, your traverse speeds aren't good enough to brawl with other tanks, nor to duck and weave while scouting.

 

In general, by supporting your allies with aggressive positions, you have their support to allow you to put your gun to work, but you're also extending your view range whenever those allies need a bit of extra vision.


 

Worth It?: I would say mostly yes. Keep in mind, the T92 is generally a better light tank all-around, but not by much. The thing is, you're 95% as good as a T92, except you also have the monstrous HE shells on top of it.

 

Even if you have no interest in playing the British lights, the Senlac may still be worthwhile picking up; especially if you can use a coupon on the base package with just the tank.


Edited by Scorpiany, Sep 26 2019 - 23:03.





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