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Pepino1976 #1 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 16:37

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Finally. I thought I would have to wait until Christmas to get another Cromwell B. I need the BIA crew for my Sherman which I want to repurchase.

 

Anyway, the Cromwell B is a good tank. Plus it comes with a zero-skill BIA crew for a nice low price. $19.99 for the tank, camo, garage slot, 500 gold, and crew. Apply a coupon and it will be even less ($15.99 if you have a 20% one).

 

note: 500 gold is only half the gold you would need to retrain the crew at 100% for a different vehicle. You probably want to put them in a tech tree vehicle.

 

What I want to point out is that the equipment you get with any of the higher bundles is not the optimal setup.

 

  • Medium caliber gun rammer - Good. You want to reload as fast as you can.
  • Enhanced gun-laying drive - Good. Helps with accuracy as you are scooting around. Crom is not known for great moving accuracy.
  • Binocular telescope - No. The Cromwell B is quick and agile and does not have a sniper accurate gun. You want to be scooting around, not sitting still behind cover.

 

  • Coated Optics - This is what you probably want to put on your Cromwell B instead of Binos. You have long view range even while scooting around. Binos give you longer view range but only work when you are stationary.

 

I highly recommend getting a Cromwell B (or more then one) not just for the tank but for the crew which you can use elsewhere. I just needed the crew so I got the base model. I have other gold already so retraining them to 100% for my Sherman is not an issue. If you don't have gold, or you could use some equipment as a good deal as part of a bundle, get any of the three upper bundles. You'll then have enough gold to retrain the five-man crew for another vehicle optimally. 5 crew x 200 gold to retrain = 1,000 gold.

 

Tech tree Cromwell is same as premium Cromwell B. Premium will just make you more credits and train crew faster. You purchase the Cromwell B not just for that reason, but for the zero-skill BIA crew. I think this is about my fifth Cromwell B purchase.

 

This is all to the best of my knowledge. It was top players like Scorpiany and the legendary Gasai that promoted Coated Optics over other equipment in most cases on the forum for us to learn from. I believe Scorpiany used to advise using Coated Optics over Improved Vents in most cases too.

 

Hope this was helpful. Cheers.


Edited by Pepino1976, Nov 19 2019 - 16:38.


Hijak #2 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 16:47

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How much gold would you get if you bought this package and already owned the Cromwell B?

 



MiddleAgedNoob #3 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 16:59

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View PostHijak, on Nov 19 2019 - 10:47, said:

How much gold would you get if you bought this package and already owned the Cromwell B?

 

 

3450 gold value + 500 from the package = 3950.

 

By the way, I take Vents over the GLD for the Bromwell.  I hardly ever stop moving, so the GLD doesn't do much for me.

 

GLHF


Edited by MiddleAgedNoob, Nov 19 2019 - 17:05.


GeorgePreddy #4 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 17:02

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OP... you should read up on when & how the GLD actually works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



AndrewSledge #5 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 17:09

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Gun laying drive doesn't work while the tank is moving.

 

I think I use optics/rammer/vents on my Cromwell.



Pepino1976 #6 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 17:12

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View PostMiddleAgedNoob, on Nov 19 2019 - 07:59, said:

 

3450 gold value + 500 from the package = 3950.

 

By the way, I take Vents over the GLD for the Bromwell.  I hardly ever stop moving, so the GLD doesn't do much for me.

 

GLHF

 

View PostGeorgePreddy, on Nov 19 2019 - 08:02, said:

OP... you should read up on when & how the GLD actually works.

 

Eh, I was in a rush to get this out as soon as I saw the bundles. Before people started buying or ignoring those offers I wanted to promote Coated Optics over Binos for the Cromwell before we had lots of players using the Binos and complaining they are not doing well. So my post was mostly about Coated Optics over Binos and getting the zero-skilled BIA crew. Should have been more accurate on the GLD. Thanks for pointing that out.

 

As AndrewSledge just mentioned, I also run Vents, Gun Rammer, and Coated Optics on my Cromwell.


Edited by Pepino1976, Nov 19 2019 - 17:13.


I_QQ_4_U #7 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 17:38

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Binocs can be good late game, GLD is almost useless. I'd probably go for vents over that.

Fenxis #8 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 18:08

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Skill4ltu's recommendations (https://docs.google....MpqCME/pubhtml#):

Suggested: vents, rammer, optics

Alternative: optics, rammer, binos

 

He definitely puts more importance on vision than most -- he has the ability to stay alive to the late game with it becomes more and more important. His alternative setup is hinting at treating the tank as a heavy scout.

 

 

             


mlinke #9 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 18:52

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I got it in tank rewards when they had good rewards. It is almost same tank as tank tree one. It makes a lot of money and trains crews very fast. It is a great tank specially if you work on Centurion line. Very fast and almost a must for tier6 skirmishes. It is a good buy for tbat money. You can get a discount cupon very easy.



Ironmike11B #10 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 19:53

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Just for fun, I use rammer, vents, and a spall liner. Ramming is so awesome in it. Kinda like having and E 50M at tier 6.

Bonfor #11 Posted Nov 19 2019 - 19:59

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Out of the 3 Tank Rewards coupons I have, only the 10% coupon is coming up to offset the Cromwell B basic package.  All 3 coupons work for all the higher tier packages, though.  Odd...seems like the 15% coupon at least should work for the $19.99 package, since that coupon applies to a purchase over $15, except for gold.  Maybe they factor out the price of the gold in the package, which drops the value below $15?




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