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Rocker_Box #1 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 11:36

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Started up the french arty line. OH my god... after the American, and German arty lines, the tier III French Lorraine 39L AM just seems a hot mess that can't do anything right!

 

When does the pain stop?


Edited by Rocker_Box, Oct 09 2019 - 11:37.


____Jayden #2 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 11:45

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Imo the whole line is trash.

_Kradok_ #3 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 11:46

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The leFH is good...  the rest... not so much anymore.

 

The introduction of the stun mechanic sidelined my batchat 58.  I still run the tier 8 in Frontlines as it's the only one with speed to be truly viable IMHO.

 

I have 1-2 arty at every tier and I've marked all the tier X's...  There's always another arty at a different tier to preclude me from keeping a French one (and I'll dump the tier 8 after FL concludes).



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The entire line is trash now. Its really a waste of time.

ATruk #5 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 12:12

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AMX F3 

i hop into that for fun sometimes



Vulcan_Spectre #6 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 12:42

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The tier 6 is mounted on a light tank chassis, so if you want to live longer and shotgun it's good (from watching my brother play as I don't have it myself) 

Vava_das_SPGs #7 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 12:52

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View PostRocker_Box, on Oct 09 2019 - 07:36, said:

Started up the french arty line. OH my god... after the American, and German arty lines, the tier III French Lorraine 39L AM just seems a hot mess that can't do anything right!

 

When does the pain stop?

 

You'll find the tier 5 as an horrible arty (Claus Kellerman made a series of the "Worst Tanks in game" based on statistics of EU server, and AMX 13 AM was the #6).


Tier 6, AMX 13 F3 is really good (I consider it as a "keeper" _),
Tier 7, Lorraine 155 50 is "meh",
Tier 8, Lorraine 155 51 is good (I even use it on Frontline), but...

Forget about the tier 9 BC 155 55 or the tier 10 BC 155 58:
They have nice mobility, they have turrets, they are kind of accurate, but... the lack of damage.


Edited by Vava_das_SPGs, Oct 09 2019 - 12:53.


_Katyusha___ #8 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 12:53

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tier VI amx 13 is a good arty. is that good it still in service in some countries today. don't even mention lefh because it is german (obviously) and is a broken payforwin since day one, removed from store long before any arty nerf. Also, after amx 13 you only get on paper territory

Insanefriend #9 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 13:19

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Starting at tier six they become ok.  A lot of people don't like french arty since it doesn't hit as hard as others do.  But it's great if you use it as a support tank to stun stuff your allies are shooting at.  It's also the fastest moving arty line, so if your smart you can use the speed to move your butt to better location or run away from everything but scouts. 

Edited by Insanefriend, Oct 09 2019 - 13:20.


ArmorStorm #10 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 13:53

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View Post____Jayden, on Oct 09 2019 - 04:45, said:

Imo the whole line is trash.


Yep, post-revision the French arty are really bad, especially at tiers 9-10.  You just cannot put out much damage with their smaller guns. 



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View PostRocker_Box, on Oct 09 2019 - 06:36, said:

Started up the french arty line. OH my god... after the American, and German arty lines, the tier III French Lorraine 39L AM just seems a hot mess that can't do anything right!

 

When does the pain stop?

It doesn't.. Only the tier 6 is good in the whole line.



Da_Craw #12 Posted Oct 09 2019 - 14:22

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As mentioned above, Tier 6, 7, 8 are fun.  I am at the 9 and...not so much.  The criticisms of the line expressed above are accurate.  It just doesn't hit very hard.  That said, the rate of fire and mobility of those mid-tiers allow you to play the arty completely differently from other lines.  You can get into places early that just aren't feasible for other arty and you can move long distances to get good shots without taking yourself out of the action for half the battle.  Think setting up at K-4 on mountain pass and being able to harass the heavy brawling zone the entire battle without having to worry about CB.  You are liable to be the first one there.

Rocker_Box #13 Posted Oct 11 2019 - 17:29

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Thank you gentlemen for your insight!

 

Sounds like any work I do on the french line will be reserved for those nights when I've had too much fun, and need a way to break the spell.







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