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AMX 40 - the WORST tier IV around


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Poll: AMX 40 evaluation: (318 members have cast votes)

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I think that AMX 40...

  1. ...is terrible. (182 votes [57.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.23%

  2. ...is ok as it is. (68 votes [21.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.38%

  3. ...is one of the best tier IV vehicles! (68 votes [21.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.38%

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KronQ #21 Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

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View PostPancelos_Huszar, on 14 September 2013 - 10:16 PM, said:

You know that little MM "rule" which says that you can only be at the bottom of the list with the same tank for just 4-5 (consecutive) battles and after that MM puts you on top of the list? Well it doesn't work for AMX40. I've played six battles in a row to test this and I was bottom tank all the time (fully upgraded, 75% crew, spall liner, EGLD, Rammer).
Come on, WG! Give this little aerodynamic bath tub some love!
It's the same with the supposed "stock vehicle special MM". Second battle and I'm at the bottom of the list with two tiers higher tanks.

Trollisljotiresns #22 Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:12 AM

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View Postconscripta, on 13 September 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

You've got to be kidding.
No, I am not.
It is a very fun vehicle in my view. I hated it the previous time I played it but now I am more used to slow tanks.

Edited by Trollisljotiresns, 16 September 2013 - 07:15 AM.


Pandabird #23 Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:28 PM

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I liked it. Not as much as AMX38 because of the MM, but still, pretty decent.
sold it as soon as i aced it tho

EvilSabot #24 Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

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I agree that it's a horrible tank.
The only good thing about it is its looks, which I like a lot. With camouflage paint it looks like a warrior duck.

The problem is the MatchMaking rules. No matter what cannon you use, you will be put up against tanks that you can't run away from, can't hurt, but which can hurt you a lot. At least that was my experience with it back in 8.7. Couldn't wait to get rid of it.

Kothaar #25 Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:51 PM

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There is no "worst" tank in any tier, only tanks you need to learn to play to their strengths. A lot of the players want a nice heavily armed tank which will bounce frontal shots. Not all tanks are like that. In the case of AMX 40, it has weakish gun and is slowish. It has strengths to balance those weaknesses but that does not interest certain people. So whining begins.

HidesHisFace #26 Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:58 AM

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AMX 40 is very situational as any other heavily armored vehicle. It definitely is not a competitive tank either - but I personally find it very fun if you do as follows:
- Platoon up with Panzer III.
- Land in Tier IV battle
- Let him push you to ~30km/h
- Enjoy you ASSAULT DUCK formation and pure FEAR in heart of enemy team.

AMX 40 is hard to kill for most tanks of own tier, maybe except the derp-wielders. However, it becomes easy prey when surrounded. So the key of assault DUCK formation is to get to enemy line quickly as they are fighting the rest of your team. Surprise AMX 40 making flanking and rear shots is incredible thing. You will not live long most of the time, but sheer CHAOS makes up for it. Pure lolz, I must say.

Tall_Toot #27 Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:14 AM

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Only just got one (it was my son's 4th birthday, and he wanted 'the one that looks like a duck') but I'd have to say, it's kinda fun in the right situation.

Damn good gun depression on the second gun, a tiny turret and the fact it can roll back down the hill faster than most people can chase you leads to it being good 'bait' - managed to tempt a couple of Tier VI's to their doom this way. Of course that relies on spotting for competent TD's and no arty around, but hey, I'm trying to find a silver lining here   :glasses:

Westonbirt #28 Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:41 AM

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Hard to say... tier IV is full of fail. DW2, VK2001D, M3 Lee... the AMX 40 doesn't look that bad compared to them.

ProvariV2 #29 Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:47 PM

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So..............  Slo...................w
1/ If the turret had auto turn at least you could go make some tea and still be back before turned 180%
2/ Reload you could nip to the loo.
3/ Travel, the battle is normally over by the time you get there,  It would be OK if it was downhill all the way to opponents base.

Edited by ProvariV2, 01 December 2013 - 11:31 PM.


_Squib_ #30 Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:10 PM

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Finally.. researched the ELC and got rid of the AMX 40, the most boring tank in the game.

armya #31 Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:59 AM

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AMX40 is by far the worse tank I've played.

The only reason I'm playing it is to grind the next tank in line which looks like fun.

The AMX40, is slow, cannot penetrate tier 5 at all (not talking about tier 6), dies like SPG when hit by tier5.

It gets hit hard by its own tier TDs.

It has absolutely not ability to  carry.Its low penetration and low damage make it a bad sniper and it cannot keep up with other light tanks 1V1.

I just hate it, a real burning hate, which is something I cannot say on any other tank.

 



_Kruemelchen_ #32 Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

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Worst tank by far. Unplayable when stock and terrible when elite. The tank doesn't have a single quality nor quantity.

Effing_Drako #33 Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

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First steel wall in this thing on malinovka field rush (scout as well)

Khan96 #34 Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

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AMX 40 has the one of best armor in tier 4.Why don't people like this tank?İt is OP in its tier.İ cannot penetrate it at long range when İ play tier 1-5.Only TD's or accurate guns shot this tank's weakpoint.

iulian95rosu #35 Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:58 PM

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AMX 40 is a good tank...but if it was heavy. :medal:

Edited by iulian95rosu, 06 August 2014 - 03:08 PM.


ustroj_destroj #36 Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:06 AM

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View PostKhan96, on 29 December 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:

AMX 40 has the one of best armor in tier 4.Why don't people like this tank?

The problem is that in 90% cases AMX 40 will play against 6,7,8 tiers and these tanks will crash his armor like a paper.



LegateAquila #37 Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:02 PM

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 Just started grinding it (from stock - not yet in top config) - mother of F***ing god it's terrible...

 

 

 Not to mention the sh!t teams I got - 6 games, 0 victories. Oh, out of these 6 games (in stock config mind you), 2 were t6, 3 were t5 and i was top tier ONCE. Screw whoever decided to give this thing normal MM.


Edited by LegateAquila, 04 February 2014 - 08:04 PM.


xWAVEBREAKERx #38 Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

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The alien machinery has almost impenetrable armor angled, however it is extremely slow, and with the introduction of heavy similarly armored tanks such as the Matilda, it's whole 'niche' of being the Mini Tier 4 Maus has been made obsolete. 

 

What I find extremely interesting is the sudden change in direction from the AMX40 - ELC AMX, and why the AMX 40 was put infront of the ELC AMX as they are as polar as can be to each other.



Jean_Bart #39 Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

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This tank needs preferential matchmaking - tier 5 max. In a tier 6 battle it has nothing - no gun, no armor, no mobility, no view range.

Eila_Juutilainen #40 Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:10 PM

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View Postustroj_destroj, on 06 January 2014 - 12:06 AM, said:

The problem is that in 90% cases AMX 40 will play against 6,7,8 tiers and these tanks will crash his armor like a paper.


Erm... AMX 40 is not a scout. It will see tier 6 max.






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