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New Tier 3 Premium British SPG Sexton.


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XxXSpottedYouXxX #1 Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

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Its been said to be in super test and coming for 8.5 i wonder if anyone will buy this one if its any good ?.

tacitus72 #2 Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

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will buy it for sure--as a tier 3 it should not be too expensive anyway.

XxXSpottedYouXxX #3 Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

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View Posttacitus72, on 30 March 2013 - 06:37 PM, said:

will buy it for sure--as a tier 3 it should not be too expensive anyway.

I will get it to but i wonder the price and if its any good ? :/.

XxXSpottedYouXxX #4 Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

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Anyone tested it yet ?

zuegma #5 Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

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Well from the 1 game i've played its ok (albeit being on himmelsdorf) its about 1.2k gold so not too bad price wise, good RoF decent firing angle and good gun depression too. It has HE and 2 types of AP round. one of which is a premium round. All round a decent piece but there are better premium tanks out there, but if you want to train a crew then its useful for that.

Wink #6 Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

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And can it shoot through the map?

builder396 #7 Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

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is it really going to be tier 3? i think its more comparable to a Priest with the difference of carrying a british gun instead. And since the priest is tier 4 i´d guess that the sexton will be the same tier. just a blind guess.

MichelDB #8 Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

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Look at USA forum, its an american arty.

tacitus72 #9 Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

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View PostMichelDB, on 04 April 2013 - 05:34 PM, said:

Look at USA forum, its an american arty.
No it is part of the British techtree (being a Canadian/Commonwealth tank)

XxXSpottedYouXxX #10 Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

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View PostMichelDB, on 04 April 2013 - 05:34 PM, said:

Look at USA forum, its an american arty.

:facepalm:

still_guns #11 Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:30 AM

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Premium? For one of the most prolific British/Commonwealth vehicles of the entire war?

Dongfeng_division #12 Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

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I like how the SPG looks like but..

It's really, really bad SPG. Especially for pro players because it doesn't have HEAT. I tried premium APCR ammo a bit. The result? Hit on enemy Sexton: zero dmg. Then hit on a side of t5 medium tank: zero dmg. Then hit from the front (somewhere) on enemy light tank: zero damage. 3 attempts with APCR, 3 hits, no damage, just flash.

There are tier II SPGs that will perform much better than this one.


I hope it gets some kind of buff. It's a low tier tank, so it's not that spectacular when it comes to credits of crew training. It should at least be fun to play. In several battles I played with Sexton on Test server, it is not. Actually, I felt completely useless. And I thought I can bounce at least one shell with this frontal armor but it never happened.


This is just one of those completely useless Premium tanks.

Edited by Dongfeng_division, 05 April 2013 - 01:29 AM.


GotBanned #13 Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

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BTW, this tank have no APCR, only 2 kinds of AP. The damage and penetration of all shells are identical to the 25 pounder on the Alecto except for that the travel speed makes you think the gunner manually threw the shell by hand.

It doesn't cover the entire map but it's better than the stock M37 gun.

You reload in 6 sec and can carry 114 shells, fire away, aiming is secondary.

ApocalypseSquad #14 Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

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It's an absolute POS.  I was going to buy it just because its a Brit, but not in this state.

You can score a direct hit on a T3 light, and just knock off a few hit points.  It's accuracy sems good, but with a 100% crew I am landing no more than about 10% of shots on target on a fully closed reticle.  The rest spray around the outside of the circle.  It has no splash, so you have to hit direct to do anything.  It is slow, cannot fire across the map and has a very low muzzle velocity so good luck hitting a moving target (and all you will be shooting is low tier lights - you can't damage heavies anyway).#

All it has is a reasonably wide firing arc.  I'l be passing on this one.

Unlucky_kat #15 Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

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I know I will buy this asap on live server for crew training :playing: , the fact it is a well rounded artillery piece makes it all better!

Edited by Unlucky_kat, 05 April 2013 - 07:12 PM.


Dongfeng_division #16 Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

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View PostUnlucky_kat, on 05 April 2013 - 07:12 PM, said:

I know I will buy this asap on live server for crew training :playing: , the fact it is a well rounded artillery piece makes it all better!

Did you even play it?

What does well-rounded mean, that's it's equally bad in everything compared to even tier2 SPGs?

And why would you use this tier III artillery for crew training when you can use tier V UK artillery when it comes and train 3x faster? Unless you only plan to play UK SPG's from now on, it just doesn't make sense.


I don't mind if other people play useless tanks ingame, it's easier to win for pro players. But in the forum I feel I should warn others not to waste their money and time on completely useless tanks.

XxXSpottedYouXxX #17 Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:19 PM

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Oh god its horrible, DO NOT BUY THIS" Another useless bloody prem for the brits.

darksithbenni #18 Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:38 PM

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i like it because of the high firerate and quik aiming,its a perfect support arty

Dongfeng_division #19 Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:25 AM

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View Postdarksithbenni, on 06 April 2013 - 11:38 PM, said:

i like it because of the high firerate and quik aiming,its a perfect support arty

What's a support arty? An arti that supports other arties?

The aiming is not accurate so it doesn't matter that it's a small bit faster, and damage is at least 4x lower than you can get with most other t3 or t2 SPG's. I am not even exaggerating. Every pro player will be able to use premium shells on t2 t3 artillery, but this SPG is useless with premium shells.

If I saw correctly, this SPG has privileged MM (t5 max, but could be just my "luck") which is supposed to compensate for worse stats, but many of the tanks it will thus meet are too small, and move too fast, for this SPG to hit them (because although you aim fast, aiming circle is not small). And those it can hit easily (big targets such as KV) are not going to be scratched.


I will test it more but that's how I see it right now.

ToshibaTheFriendlyZombie #20 Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:04 AM

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i would love to test this properly....only problem is nobody plays low tiers in test, so you never get a full 15 v 15 matchup to really test it properly. Managed to muster the will to stay in a que for a match and avoid falling asleep during the wait time for a game, then got in and it was 5 vs 5 with 3 arty per side...yeah, so much for a sexton test. and to make it worse, it wasn't an arty friendly map. forgot what it was.

anyway, reload time is nice, aim time seems good, splash is bad, as is all T3's though. i tested mid range shots on an open patch with gun decreasing to 0 dispersion + 3 secs for good measure (for server reticle to zero in too) and accuracy and shot grouping is nice, but not great considering splash. this means you can expect a few missed shots on those tiny low tier tanks. have'nt tried it with gold, IMHO if you need gold in T3 arty, just give up the game now.