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BoletusLuridus #41 Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

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I must say that AMX 40 has surprised me positively. Maybe it's slow, but with the new matchmaker it can rock. I get a lot of battles where I am near the top... I love it when they bombard me with millions of shells and I get out of it barely scratched. The gun is also nice - 110 damage, decent penetration and quick reload. Try it for yourself :)

szaszki #42 Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

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AMX 40 was fun for me, steel wall was common at low tiers, gun was decent too. I have to admit though that acceleration is so bad, that sometimes the match was already over and i didn't even had a chance to fired one shell while driving to enemy base without stopping :Smile_veryhappy:

Zarathanas #43 Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:59 AM

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This actually is really poor...as I have almost all the french tank "classes". Arty (Tier6), Heavy Tank (Tier6), TD (Tier5) and Light tank (AMX40).

Some people compared it to Somua...it is impossible, because Somua has some possibilities to kill.

As this tank is slow, gun is ok, but not good...this French tank is little bit weird and differs from others. As I have get used to good mobility of french tanks...this one is really something different. I have collected something like 6k exp with this and even with 2x multiplier and premium account there is possibility that you will get around 500exp from the first match and 50-150 from others. Getting exp to 12k is huge job...I am really considering to use free exp...ELC AMX is ok as a scout...and it is at next tier.

DaChaS #44 Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:52 AM

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It sucks bad ......maybe you could kill someone if you are in tier 3 max matchmaking i got 4 kills once when i was top tank.... but since i got all the time tier 4 and 5 tanks ...theres no posibiliti to even do anything with it ...i am only trying to get like first win of the day ...just to help skip it thats it

Edited by DaChaS, 09 September 2012 - 01:55 AM.


Gorky30699 #45 Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

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WUT? AMX 40 is best french tank, others are made of paper, even BDR and B1, it also has great, i mean great gun.

estoniantoop #46 Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

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BDR is also good. But AMX40 can easily take down B1.

Pippi #47 Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

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Worst tank I've ever driven. Even worse than the stock 3001(P) or stock Panther (both closed beta).
The only thing that absolutely baffles me, is that I somehow gotten a 67% win ratio (in 54 matches). That's way above my average, and also it's the tank with the highest win ratio. I am completely mystified by this, since I did not only hated this tank's guts, but my ingame performance in this tank was dreadfull (263 avg xp).

Am I the only one who has such a high win ratio in this tank, while performing so bad in it? :Smile_amazed:

TxCRP #48 Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:39 PM

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View PostPippi, on 13 September 2012 - 12:31 PM, said:

Worst tank I've ever driven. Even worse than the stock 3001(P) or stock Panther (both closed beta).
The only thing that absolutely baffles me, is that I somehow gotten a 67% win ratio (in 54 matches). That's way above my average, and also it's the tank with the highest win ratio. I am completely mystified by this, since I did not only hated this tank's guts, but my ingame performance in this tank was dreadfull (263 avg xp).

Am I the only one who has such a high win ratio in this tank, while performing so bad in it? :Smile_amazed:

About the same for me good win ratio but i noticed it's due to luck (50 battle isn't a good sample) and team did the work not me, i was to slow to engage battle :Smile_amazed:

Edited by TxCRP, 13 September 2012 - 04:07 PM.


ericf1 #49 Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

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get the yellow duck skin and the AMX40 will be instantly much more fun to play :Smile-bajan2:

Clearways #50 Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

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+

*Bounces loads
*good penetration for tier

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*Dog slow

Play peekaboo in town
Present your quarter
Play defensive in hilly country (staying close to base - it's too slow for anything else)
Dream of the Elsie & the 12t

Enjoy!

Edited by Lasource12, 14 September 2012 - 07:24 PM.


Castiel93 #51 Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

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I actually loved this tank. As top teir it was great fun just driving up the centre of maps laughing as a light metal rain bounced of the hull. In Encounter at El Halluf I got one behind the rock in the cap zone and sat there for the whole game. I took something like 83 hits in the match and still survived. It's not great against higher teir tanks, but in lower teir games it absolutely rocks! :Smile_veryhappy:

MoveZig #52 Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

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OK, I've been playing it to get to the good stuff, and egad. No other tank is this much at the mercy of the MM. Sometimes you get the special MM where you're at the top against another AMX40 or a B1 and you're a proper heavylike, albeit heavily reliant on armor than HP. Mostly though, you get the normal +2 tiers MM where 1/4 - 1/2 of the enemy team rightfully see you as a cred/exp pinata because you can't hurt them and they can 2-shot you as well as run circles around you. So you're not even good as fire support. Even t4 TDs can 3-shot you from the front while you can't hurt them (specifically Hetzer).

Maybe the pen should be buffed to hurt t5 heavies from the front. If you're fighting them, you're already at a huge disadvantage, and that's not counting T6, which you'll also be fighting.

TxCRP #53 Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

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And another funny thing in 1vs1 i flanked a Amx40 and bring him from 100% to death with my Amx105AM, i was so sorry for the poor guy playing this crap.

K_Rankin #54 Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:40 PM

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I actually liked the duckling, thing was often crazy resilient and could dish out some damage. Twice I held off four tanks at once, killing three in the process - while out in the open (Karelia, lower right cliff). Yeah, it sucks against some higher tiers, but I didn't really mind that - clever play can take you a long way.

GloatingSwine #55 Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:35 PM

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View PostDaChaS, on 09 September 2012 - 01:52 AM, said:

It sucks bad ......maybe you could kill someone if you are in tier 3 max matchmaking i got 4 kills once when i was top tank.... but since i got all the time tier 4 and 5 tanks ...theres no posibiliti to even do anything with it ...i am only trying to get like first win of the day ...just to help skip it thats it

It's hard to get lots of kills, but the 75mm can reliably penetrate quite a lot of things, so you can inflict damage quite reliably, even at higher tiers than you. You just have to resign yourself to the fact that you're a supporting player in this drama.

Remember that the tank is slow at everything it does, moves slow, fires slow.  So once you've chosen a course of action you're committed to it, it's not like those other, ADHD light tanks that can zoom up one flank, realise it's a bit hairy and circle the whole map and go up the other one.

The problem with facing higher tiers is more that they can penetrate you quite easily, and you don't have a lot of HP.  That means that if something can hurt you it will kill you.

Denton_0451 #56 Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

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I have killed a SU-85 alone with the AMX 40 before it's got it's 107mm gun removed. If you have enough patience, and know what you are doing, this tank can show you it's secret surprises.

niokulis #57 Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

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I have absolutely no idea how I should get it to ~15 xp. Today managed 136 with a triple bonus for the first victory of the day! Jesus. Hundred more days, that gives me?!?!


On a side note, AMX 40 is so aesthetically pleasing I'm thinking of carving myself a model. It is beyond words beautiful. What a piece of iliuminarium.

Edited by niokulis, 02 October 2012 - 10:08 AM.


Amkal #58 Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

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BEST ADVICE TO AMX 40 DRIVERS EVER:
get premium, take your daily x2 bonus with the amx40 and just leave it. Play some other main tank. Sooner or later u'll research ELC AMX and the suffering will end (well, not exactly, but it will change its nature :) )

I dont believe skipping amx38 and amx40 with converting XP is worth it, cuz u just have to play those 2 pile of crap, so that u learn to appreciate all the other supposingly bad tanks u come across :) Suffering in amx40 makes u a better tanker and a better person :)

Rautaa #59 Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

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The AMX 40 is actually a decent tank, I even liked it. It's the best tier 4 heavy in the game.

The problem is, that it is completely situational and terribly repetitive. Your options are so limited, that it gets boring fast. However, it is not even nearly as bad as people often say.

Klaus257 #60 Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

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Ok 1st day with the Mighty Duck, 18 games, top gun, master badge and 67% win rate. Average xp is over 400, top score over 1200. Peak-a-boo against the big guys and roll over low tiers.

I have killed a KV and a KV1S, but it is fabulous against arty. As often said - bad tank or bad drivers. Pl note I am a decidedly average player, so this isn't some master tank slumming it. Perhaps too many folks expect it to be bad and play it accordingly.




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