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crushyerbones #1 Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

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Or do I just suck using them? I've never had so much trouble driving T2-3 vehicles as these new british designs. And I did fairly well with most "crap" tanks like the M3, AMX40 and B1. Driving the A13s felt like having a slower and larger tetrarch with a crap gun. The mediums seem to be even worse. How do you guys play them?

miguelr23 #2 Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:03 AM

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View Postcrushyerbones, on 05 November 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

Or do I just suck using them? I've never had so much trouble driving T2-3 vehicles as these new british designs. And I did fairly well with most "crap" tanks like the M3, AMX40 and B1. Driving the A13s felt like having a slower and larger tetrarch with a crap gun. The mediums seem to be even worse. How do you guys play them?
i like the auto loader gun with a full magazine can kill every tank on the same tier

del504082484 #3 Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

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I am having the best of fun with the A13 cov! I think it is one of the deadliest little buggers in this game!!! Pick a victim, close in and point-blank unload into the poor fakers, they don't don't know who hit them!! Its just so much fun!!

FerdinandDebargos #4 Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

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Well, I'm up the the Cromwell and so far grinding Brit tanks has cost me a % point off my over all wins. I feel like they're a handicap to the team and there isn't a thing they can do which another tank can't do better at the moment.
If anyone has some tips, I'd love to hear them.

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skridt #5 Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

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Shoot and scoot. Best tactic. all the A13 tanks with the 2 pounder on board can do that very well. And on the last A13 try the howitzer and long range it does damage even to heavies but be aware that the target have to be stationary so keep your distance (by at least 500 meters or much more) and on city maps just get in behind tanks and hit them in the butt.

I love the british Lights. The best ones I've played so far beside the US M5. Actually the Crusader is more fun or equal to the M5 and I LOVE my M5.

Tenkaido #6 Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

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The A13 line is my favourite light line (I only like the Pz 38 (t) better). They have the perfect combination of good choice of guns and sufficient mobility. The 2-pdr gives you the unique ability to engage targets at really long ranges and the penetration isn't bad at all, while the autocannons give you the ability to effectively eliminate tanks of your tier at close ranges. Currently I have the Covenanter, and I absolutely enjoy it! Even before I started the British line - I don't want to encounter them in a lightly armoured vehicles (namely T49).

Overall, I see no serious issues with early British light tanks. You just need to use your head and stay cool, use cover as much as possible and hull down.

Crux_T34 #7 Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

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A10 with howlitzer.

One shot, one kill.

kirstar #8 Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

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Hate the howie.  Its sooooo  slow with the shot.

The 2lb guns are accurate but the pompoms and quad fire kick arse.

Claymored #9 Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

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View PostCrux_T34, on 05 November 2012 - 08:16 PM, said:

A10 with howlitzer.

One shot, one kill.

Only problem A10 is painfully slow with next to no armor, and unless you have 100% crew the derp gun takes forever to aim and misses anything but point blank shots.
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Very rarely getting 1 shot kills as well last game side shot into a M3 and did 80 damage....

Edited by Claymored, 12 November 2012 - 05:53 PM.


NickD #10 Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

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Got 5 kills with A10 with howitzer... Normally 2-3 kills at battle.
The brits performed very well , if you play cautious and not expose to enemy fire. I didnt expect such good performance.
The most usable gun is 2pdr, but dont expect too many damage (kills respectively) with it. 3.7inch howitzer is good choice, if you carefully pick the shots. It is fun too, like 152mm KV derp gun in tier 6 :) I was too excited by pom-pom, but this gun is useless, especially on tier 3. You have only 2 double shots before the long reload, second shell in burst almost everytime misses due recoil. Damage is not enough, you are dead long before you able to reload. My advice is to stick with 2pdr, use howitzer if you like.

Trollisljotiresns #11 Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

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I have enjoyed every one of British light tanks up to and including the A13 (have not had more time to get the next onts, yet.

san_tropez #12 Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

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The Govenator is a nice lil piece o' steel, and the howitzers are just silly. From 300 meters away the shell will, if you hit, land pretty much vertically on top of the enemy which makes for some nice 3 digit damages

Crux_T34 #13 Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

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A10 with Howlitzer. Replaced my poor nerfed Marder II (R.I.P)

Meanwhile.

I find the valentine to slow for a light tank. It's armour not sufficient for a medium tank.

What is it meant to be?

DanB24 #14 Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

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View PostCrux_T34, on 26 November 2012 - 05:39 PM, said:

A10 with Howlitzer. Replaced my poor nerfed Marder II (R.I.P)

Meanwhile.

I find the valentine to slow for a light tank. It's armour not sufficient for a medium tank.

What is it meant to be?
It's an Infantry Tank.

Kaffekasken #15 Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

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The T2-T3 tanks with Pom-poms is super fun. At T4 the Pom-pom is too weak w/o gold ammo but I still enjoyed it.

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View PostDanB24, on 26 November 2012 - 07:15 PM, said:

It's an Infantry Tank.

Meaning a tank that is well placed (and paced) to accompany infantry to defend them from enemy tanks.
Which explains why it can seem rather foolish with no infantry around to give it context.

DanB24 #17 Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

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That's very true. It makes it hard to pigeon hole it in WoT.

Sadurian_Mike #18 Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

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Same as the Matilda. Heavy armour to protect from AT guns, slow so that it won't outpace the infantry. Used to overcome MG nests and bunkers, but not really expected to fight tanks. Luckily the events of 1940 made the British realise that even Infantry tanks needed to tackle enemy armour.

They don't really fit a 'light medium heavy' designation, although the Soviets classed them as Light and used them in place of the dreadful T60 and T70.

I'm rather surprised that the MkVI wasn't given an airing - stupidly fast but with eggshell armour. Armed with the 15mm BESA auto it could have been a serious Tier II light. Given WoT's insistence on fantasy armaments, how about a MkVI with a 3" howitzer? The turret would be crowded, but it would probably have fit.

Edited by SadurianMIke, 07 December 2012 - 10:07 PM.


fallenkezef #19 Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

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Bear in mind that the "infantry" tank concept never worked and we ended up using the Infantry tanks as heavy-mediums to hold a line or anchor an advance.

We where going to phase out all the infantry tanks in 1942 and just use the US M4 and British cruisers untill the terrain in Tunisia and later sicily and Italy made the Churchill an invaluable asset.

Kaffekasken #20 Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

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All the T2-T3 lights that features the Pom-pom is excellent. I'm gonna re-buy one to have as happy funtime-tank when have decided which one of them I like the best.




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