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Italian Heavy Tank Branch in 2020?

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awarfield #1 Posted Dec 19 2019 - 22:22

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Per this article, WG indicated that Italian Heavy Tanks are possibly planned for the first half of 2019, and they’ll include a unique firing mechanic, which WG indicated may be more autoreloaders.

 

So I looked into what type of heavy tanks we might see as food for thought, and I thought I’d share what I found, in three options:

 

1. Superheavies and the mechanic is multi-turrets:

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2. Cold War Autoreloaders

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3. Stretch the Pantera into a Branch:

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So that’s what I’ve found about Italian Heavies, what do you think? Which option do you like best? (or do they all suck) Do you have another branch or idea?

 


SuperJaws100 #2 Posted Dec 19 2019 - 22:27

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From what I've been told Wargaming has said they will not be implementing multi-turreted tanks because the mechanic is too difficult to control. However, I could totally see them doing the same thing they did with the double-barreled tanks, but you press a button to switch turrets instead of the gun switching automatically.

tod914 #3 Posted Dec 19 2019 - 22:35

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I was surprised to see them mention a Heavy line.  A TD branch would of been easier to fill.  Bits and pieces like the Polish line I suppose.

Edited by tod914, Dec 19 2019 - 22:36.


Baron_Von_Krieg #4 Posted Dec 19 2019 - 23:05

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Sounds cool .  :)

Hornet_Legion #5 Posted Dec 27 2019 - 04:32

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Italians had tank destroyers , spg, and spaaa vehicles. no heavy tanks

theannihalatorofall_1 #6 Posted Feb 20 2020 - 21:58

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View PostSuperJaws100, on Dec 19 2019 - 22:27, said:

From what I've been told Wargaming has said they will not be implementing multi-turreted tanks because the mechanic is too difficult to control. However, I could totally see them doing the same thing they did with the double-barreled tanks, but you press a button to switch turrets instead of the gun switching automatically.

But WG has already shown us that they are quite capable of making easy to use twin turret mechanisms. Remember the Halloween event of 2017? They had a special game mode with the Char 2C (a prewar superheavy that they only made around 10 or so of, most of which were lost in WW2 without ever seeing any combat) and some theoretical twin turreted french tank destroyer.

And this guy's ideas for the Italian superheavies (by far my favorite of his suggestions) sound exactly like the kind of thing I would love to play: heavily armored, and with one huge gun and a smaller gun to dispense with fast flankers.

Or, since they can just make up tanks out of thin air, maybe they could make a line of autoreloading heavy tanks that have good frontal hull armor and turret armor, and low mobility/ lousy accuracy with weak side and rear armor to compensate (something like the Swedish heavies, but with autoreloaders and better frontal hull armor.) Well armored brawling capable autoreloading heavies or twin- turreted superheavies both sound like they would be a blast to me. Anyone else?

 

But yeah, a line of TDs or SPGs would be much more historical. Not sure that the game needs more of those things, though.


Edited by theannihalatorofall_1, Feb 20 2020 - 22:08.


sgt_sandman #7 Posted Feb 27 2020 - 23:09

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that looks interesting cant wait to see what they come up with. I love the italian mediums hope the heavies will be as good

xlxSumonaxlx #8 Posted Mar 02 2020 - 17:03

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View PostHornet_Legion, on Dec 27 2019 - 03:32, said:

Italians had tank destroyers , spg, and spaaa vehicles. no heavy tanks

Of course they did, they just... ONLY EXISTED IN BLUEPRINTS, AND NEVER SAW PRODUCTION!!!

ahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahhhahahahahhahxhaxhahxhaxhaxhaxhahxahxa

 

.. It'll be interesting to see what they.. dig up, with their historian team.



IronSeer #9 Posted Mar 18 2020 - 07:18

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More likely going to be something like this 

https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/xkeda/77372610/2683/2683_original.png



Iggybug #10 Posted Mar 28 2020 - 01:32

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don't need more tanks, need more maps





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