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Thoughts on the new tier 5 British Cavalier?


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DarkDaddy #1 Posted May 16 2020 - 20:20

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I plan to play.  Anythoughts on which gun? It has quite a variety, 57 mm, 75 mm, 3.7 in (94 mm?).

Should I be worried?  doing comparisons on tanks.gg, it seems fairly comparable to tier 5 pref mm premium tanks.  But the Cavalier. will see tier 7.

 

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tod914 #2 Posted May 16 2020 - 20:33

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I thought the tank was a waste of credits.  Severely outclassed.

heavymetal1967 #3 Posted May 16 2020 - 22:16

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It's getting some needed buffs, especially horsepower.  I've only ran around 25 games or so in it, but agree with Tod. And it being as new as it is and getting some tweaks seem to corroborate that as well.

 

All the researchable guns are workable imo.  The 6 pdr has good pen and accuracy, but the pew pew damage hurts it.  The howitzer or the 75mm seem better.  The howitzer shell speed is painfully slow and it's a high lobber.  But you can troll folks with it by shooting over cover semi-arty style.

 

I've tinkered with all three of them and still haven't decided, but leaning towards the 75mm.  Currently it's too slow and sluggish to make the pew pew gun work imo.   And that also hurts the howitzer imo.  Too slow to even think about playing it run and gun currently.

 

Common test notes on upcoming buffs.    I need to get on the CT and run it, but since it's a T5 it may be tough.  Has good gun depression, but the mobility and the gun stats don't help for abusing ridge lines.  Interesting to see what the buffs do, provided they survive the CT of course.   Honestly, it being low tier I don't see them getting changed.

 

And those gun tweaks should help too. 

 

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  • Changed the dispersion of the 75 mm Gun Mk. V in the А24 Vauxhall turret from 0.42 to 0.41 m
  • Changed the dispersion of the 3.7-inch Howitzer in the А24 Vauxhall turret from 0.56 to 0.53 m
  • Changed the reload time of the 75 mm Gun Mk. V in the А24 Vauxhall turret from 3.7 to 3.3 s
  • Changed the reload time of the 3.7-inch Howitzer in the А24 Vauxhall turret from 8.2 to 7.5 s
  • Changed the aiming time of the 3.7-inch Howitzer in the А24 Vauxhall turret from 2.6 to 2.3 s
  • Changed the top speed from 40 to 46 km/h
  • Changed the reverse speed from 16 to 18 km/h
  • Changed the engine power of the Nuffield Liberty Mk. IVA engine from 410 to 450 h.p.

 

Edit:  Tier seven is definitely a problem and it struggles vs. some sixes tbh.  But again small sample size for me. Just checked and 26 games with a whooping 35% w/r.  :P

 

 



GeisterKatze #4 Posted May 16 2020 - 22:25

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View PostDarkDaddy, on May 16 2020 - 14:20, said:

I plan to play.  Anythoughts on which gun? It has quite a variety, 57 mm, 75 mm, 3.7 in (94 mm?).

Should I be worried?  doing comparisons on tanks.gg, it seems fairly comparable to tier 5 pref mm premium tanks.  But the Cavalier. will see tier 7.

 

DarkDaddy


Hey DD, I'm running mine with the top turret and the tier V "QF 6pdr Gun Mk. V".  I love it but I'm pretty mediocre.  I don't try to get out in front(it doesn't really have the speed), so I just try to flank and sneaky-shoot.



DarkDaddy #5 Posted May 16 2020 - 22:27

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Thanks.

I may wait for the buffs before playing it.

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heavymetal1967 #6 Posted May 16 2020 - 22:29

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View PostGeisterKatze, on May 16 2020 - 16:25, said:


Hey DD, I'm running mine with the top turret and the tier V "QF 6pdr Gun Mk. V".  I love it but I'm pretty mediocre.  I don't try to get out in front(it doesn't really have the speed), so I just try to flank and sneaky-shoot.

 

Hopefully the horsepower buff will help with this.  Honestly the speed/mobility is the main problem with the Mark V at least imo.  I'm gonna stick it back on though and give it some more games, because the bulk of the few games I have is with the howitzer then the 75mm. 






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