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radd666 #41 Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:08 AM

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Just one question for Sringoot or anyone with experience. Do I need the upgraded tracks to mount the Top gun, or no?

Temren #42 Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:53 AM

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I won't complain about the armor and the size but this tank obviously needs a wider gun depression and a little accuracy buff would be nice.

Other than that, with current stats this tank is the worst of all among tier 9 & tier 8 tanks. AMX 13 90 is a lot more dangerous than Lorraine.

caferaca #43 Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

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I've only recently bought the Lorraine and was expecting the worst, but I have to say I like it :) actually haven't lost a game in it yet, probably just lucky. I've had 4_5 kills in game and doing 2-3k dmg. Don't rush off at  the start, pick your moment and unload. Then find somewhere to hide for 35 secs.. :)

yopsolodes #44 Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:16 PM

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For me it's more a sniper than a real medium tank, i played it before the 8.9 so with a worse arc depression.

At the begining of the game stick with your friends, use them as meat shield. If you are spot, you're dead, it's simple as that. Snipe from teh second or third line, it's a decent gun for that, you have a good gun penetration for a tier 9 med and an average accuracy, the only main problem is the aiming time. When the number of players is low enough, try to find find long/medium range flanking places.

In fact it's not a real bad tank, the big problem is that the lorraine is not a "french tank" like the rest of the line. It's closer to leopard prot/1 than the amx séries/batchat, so with the previous tank you begin to learn the french light gameplay, then with the lorr you must forget that and, at last, with the batchat, play again like the amx séries.

It's probably why the players have so many problem with this tank, he is too différent from the others.

I'm was not the greatest lorr player, but in the end i have a 1850 average eff on this tank with a 2K average dmg per battle, not too bad in my mind. I even do a 7700 dmg battle (almost run out of ammo ^^) which was my best battle with this tank.

And don't give up, the batchat is worth the grind !

smallbit #45 Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:35 PM

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I found a way to be usefull with my Lorr is to camp like td and than in the end go kill single targets, the problem is that on this french beauty I am getting spotted way faster than with any of my td and beeing a med it suprises me big time. Its like running with no camo at all .

HEATzewelle #46 Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:27 PM

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Most of people get used to amx 13 90 and love it so much. They expect same fun from Lorry: move like wind, annoy enemy with flanking, stay passive and spot, hunt arty like np etc.

I really love my Lorr40t.. Especially after 8.9 update (it got prety good buffs) I started to use it more effective.. It's smilar with hellcat playing style.

I'm not best Lorr 40t driver but mostly, I'm the one who gets more exp than whole team. Here some tips:

1-)Try to stay alive for first 6 mins. Snipe at behind. Remember: Lorr 40t has horror cammo compared other meds.

2-) Don't be afraid of wasting some ammo while you are sniping. 36 shells are quite enough at most of cases.

3-) After your team kills half of enemy team; hunt rest of enemy team. Aim low hp targets first.

Here some examples which I dig from replay file in wot:

http://wotreplays.co...1-lorraine_40_t
http://wotreplays.co...1-lorraine_40_t
http://wotreplays.co...1-lorraine_40_t

Kanjejou #47 Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

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take too many crit to be a decent tank...worse than tiger 1 thus useless... I never even feel like lorraine 40 is a treat even when facing a 2.5k efficiency player.

Edited by Kanjejou, 08 November 2013 - 05:37 PM.


zapbrannigan93 #48 Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:46 PM

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I love the amx 13 90 so having to play this pile of sh.. Is a back step!as soon as you bring your gun into view every enemy gun turns your way. It's an easy kill. Good for you all those who like it but there is no way I want to grind my way through this dog!

Temptis #49 Posted 26 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

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i love it.

http://wotreplays.co...s-lorraine_40_t

radd666 #50 Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:27 PM

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Lol, some of you don't know great tanksmanship when you see it. This is one of the most underestimated tonks around. I love it also.

caferaca #51 Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:59 PM

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View PostTemptis, on 26 November 2013 - 06:38 PM, said:


GG :)

caferaca #52 Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:00 AM

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just got my ace tanker in Lorraine ! http://wotreplays.co...a-lorraine_40_t

He_from_Norway_ #53 Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:19 AM

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lol, Platoon lorraine and Leopard PT A and let the good times roll, because they are a bag of shit.

spodletela #54 Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:42 PM

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View PostCocox, on 16 May 2013 - 07:39 AM, said:

Because it's the crappiest tank ever in this game. It's so crappy that I find really no joy in playing it. It only brings frustration to the point that I am ready to give up grinding for Bat Chat. A game should be fun NOT FRUSTRATING.
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To put it bluntly: the Lorraine can't run, can't turn, can't survive and can't fight!!!!
I just got Lorraine yesterday.
Throw 70k+ free exp. into it to max the gun and threads, and i must say i am freakingly enjoying it after months of suffering with 13 90 and 13 75 (which idiot decided to give them scout mm??!!!). The whole point is that if you were found by other tank and you didnt run away, you f* it up. And if you didnt have the possibility to run, you f* it up in the first place to even get into such position. I must say 1390 and 1375 prepare you for such fighting but due to hp,size and gun pennetration you easly forget about their lessons (which are such PITA that i would rather remove those two tanks). If i remember correctly i had 5 kills in one battle. Killed Tiger 2, he didnt have time o reload while got 6 shells. Etc.
The only problem is that with Lorraine you are maxing the damage of the team so you NEED to have some tanks around you and with ratio of noob teams in high tier battles this is sometimes a huge frustration.
I dont know how Lorraine looks like with starting gun but i bet it sucks, get a new one asap.
My setup: cammo net, GLD, binnocular
Crew: all 3 trained into cammo (from 13 90), sixth sense, snap shot, smooth ride
Ah one more thing, if you are attached to number of kills, GET OVER IT! Concentrate on doing damage, dont concentrate on one tank to finish him off, just damage everything you can shoot at.

Edited by spodletela, 30 November 2013 - 12:58 PM.


borowik13 #55 Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

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Not that bad as most people say. You just have to support team with sniping where enemy doesn't expect you. Or trade 3+ shoots for 1 taken. Gameplay is totally different than in other tanks of line. It's just too big.
http://www.noobmeter...180063588498098 (Gave me 3k gold  :glasses: )

wellieman #56 Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

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The extra gun depression since the patch has improved this thing massively, I'm even going to go as far as saying it's quite good now. Still struggling to pick up the mastery badge on it as I seem to have lots very good games but no exceptional games with it. Should be played as a support sniper early on in the game punishing any overly aggressive enemy tanks and then when the forces have thinned out go and start executing.

Muzikants #57 Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

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I know the pain man, I went through the same hell, but when you get the Batchat all pain dissappears!

radd666 #58 Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

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View Postspodletela, on 30 November 2013 - 12:42 PM, said:

I dont know how Lorraine looks like with starting gun but i bet it sucks, get a new one asap.
That gun is the 1390 gun and I heard people like to mount it because of the lower reload time. I had fun with that gun also, as it is nothing bad at all. I was around 1.7k DPB the first 30ish battles with it.

Edited by radd666, 03 December 2013 - 03:42 PM.


Eokokok #59 Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

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With 8 degrees of depression isn't it a 50 100 with better stats for worse MM? Why all the whine, Sa47 is great in tier 9 battles...

radd666 #60 Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:43 PM

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View PostEokokok, on 03 December 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:

With 8 degrees of depression isn't it a 50 100 with better stats for worse MM? Why all the whine, Sa47 is great in tier 9 battles...

A thing repeated a zillion times on my former clan's TS. Well said, even in written form on a forum!  :blinky:




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