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Which heavies are best for blocking missions?


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Craig234 #1 Posted May 17 2020 - 00:25

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Not finding these easy. Maybe the game has changed, but I'm finding tanks take too much damage to get 2x in blocking.

 

I thought my KV-4 or ST-I would have no problem, but they are. I just played a game where I tried to get shot, and my ST-I didn't get destroyed, we won, I got steel wall, but it was only 1880/1900 blocking.

 

Too many tanks pen, not to mention arty.

So, both for Russia specifically (mission limit) and other countries (assume there might be missions for those), what tanks are best for blocking missions?

 

Think I'll try KV-2/KV-3 next.


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uberdice #2 Posted May 17 2020 - 00:39

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268v4 works well. Any combination of high armour and low hp will work.

 

Your problem is that blocking missions are almost entirely luck-based, because not only do you need to be facing the right team composition, you also need to be fighting terrible players who will take shots that won't pen. Decent players will see a sidescraping or hull-down ST-I and just not shoot it, because it's a waste of a reload.



Waarheid #3 Posted May 17 2020 - 01:21

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Japanese heavies 

Crysler K if you're on a city map or a map with enough low spots to hide the lower plate. 

Polish heavies

Swede heavies when hull down

Pz. Kpfw. VII

IS-M if you are on a city map

VK100.01 (p)

King Tiger © if top tier

Almost any Russian heavy that you can play well, plus some luck. 

 

 


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Insanefriend #4 Posted May 17 2020 - 01:22

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is-m, 705, 705a, is-4, 268v4

 

Though in the current meta it's pretty hard to do blocking missions since shots blocked by tracks do not count.  Good players don't take shots that won't pen, players switch to HE if you side scrape, or dab the two key.

 

Really what you need to do is hang out in a openish spot where you can bait people into shooting you and pray.  I was pretty much stuck on the object 260 missions for the longest time with block x3 your hp mission till I got lucky playing def on a assault map and got stuck in the open in a Mauschen.  Armor trolled them hard due to the range, but mostly I got lucky.



Craig234 #5 Posted May 17 2020 - 01:44

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View Postuberdice, on May 16 2020 - 15:39, said:

268v4 works well. Any combination of high armour and low hp will work.

 

Your problem is that blocking missions are almost entirely luck-based, because not only do you need to be facing the right team composition, you also need to be fighting terrible players who will take shots that won't pen. Decent players will see a sidescraping or hull-down ST-I and just not shoot it, because it's a waste of a reload.

 

I agree about their not shooting, and I'm not running into a lot of players who shoot and don't pen. Just had my KV-2 in a tier 4-6 match destroyed with only 70 blocking...



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T29 is a good choice if you can get it hull-down.

uberdice #7 Posted May 17 2020 - 12:14

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View Postcrossedarrows, on May 17 2020 - 11:08, said:

T29 is a good choice if you can get it hull-down.

 

Not really. Nobody shoots hull-down T29s unless they've got an overmatching caliber.



wiztaxi #8 Posted May 17 2020 - 15:04

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MUTANT people. I always bounce thousands in my MUTANT.

Loremaster2 #9 Posted May 17 2020 - 18:35

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KV 4, VK100.01P, IS 7 (hull down), T29 (hull down), Maus

Burhead06 #10 Posted May 18 2020 - 09:58

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who in their right mind uses a kv2 thinking they can block damage, the things a giant paper mache box. no armor to speak of , none thats worth mentioning atleast




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