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8Knight_Commander_Pask #1 Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:34 PM

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Today I had a tier 6 match where our scout light tank was AFK for the whole time.
So I thought...If I had a very good mass/power heavy tank and supposing that the map was mostly flatland, could I have pushed it in front of me and used it as some sort of binocular device? (and later, as mobile lower plate shield).
Needless to say I didn't do it, but...just for laughs, have you ever done that or seen anyone doing it?
Also, what heavy tank could be used to the best effect?

Edited by 8Knight_Commander_Pask, 08 October 2013 - 07:35 PM.


StatPadder #2 Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

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I use meat shields all the time. Not in the way you state, even though I like the idea.  :smile:

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wremise #3 Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

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driving behind a noob player in the combat...something like that i do all the time

Kvaak #4 Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:57 PM

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Sure, I did this once with my T32 in the middle road of Lakeville. I think it was either a 59-16 or a WZ-131. Mobile hulldown spot FTW!

Edited by Kvaak, 08 October 2013 - 08:01 PM.


8Knight_Commander_Pask #5 Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:08 PM

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Thinking about it, you may even end up doing a favor to the botter, as he would get some spotting damage...

spuff #6 Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

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Great idea!!! Maybe I'll try that for my t29 or tiger 2! Shame there's nothing small enough for my jp4 though!!??

barison1 #7 Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:41 PM

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View Postspuff, on 08 October 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

Great idea!!! Maybe I'll try that for my t29 or tiger 2! Shame there's nothing small enough for my jp4 though!!??
i think there are not tanks small enough for jgpz iv(maybe elc) but you can try to hide under a maus, you will have roof protection  then :trollface:

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View Post8Knight_Commander_Pask, on 08 October 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

Today I had a tier 6 match where our scout light tank was AFK for the whole time.
So I thought...If I had a very good mass/power heavy tank and supposing that the map was mostly flatland, could I have pushed it in front of me and used it as some sort of binocular device? (and later, as mobile lower plate shield).
Needless to say I didn't do it, but...just for laughs, have you ever done that or seen anyone doing it?
Also, what heavy tank could be used to the best effect?

Take a t 28 in front of jgdpz E 100 and use it to cover lfp, push it and advance.

Even when is exploded you can push it forward with ease.

Kvaak #9 Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:58 PM

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View Postspuff, on 08 October 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

Great idea!!! Maybe I'll try that for my t29 or tiger 2! Shame there's nothing small enough for my jp4 though!!??
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ELC might work, although I'm not sure why you'd want one for a TD with such paper-thin superstructure.

Lil_Chewieezy #10 Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

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Took an AFK ignorant in T46 on my IS7's "hood" once, after using him as mobile cover he started shooting me, must have been mad he wasn't sitting in the base moving more than 0.00 km, he died shot by a JPZE100. Only time I did it, I was surprised I dealt not team damage for getting it on top of IS7's nose.

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View Post8Knight_Commander_Pask, on 08 October 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

Today I had a tier 6 match where our scout light tank was AFK for the whole time.
So I thought...If I had a very good mass/power heavy tank and supposing that the map was mostly flatland, could I have pushed it in front of me and used it as some sort of binocular device? (and later, as mobile lower plate shield).
Needless to say I didn't do it, but...just for laughs, have you ever done that or seen anyone doing it?
Also, what heavy tank could be used to the best effect?
Lol, that is just pure genius! I have used dead tanks as mobile cover, but the speed kinda sucks!   :trollface:

_Gebe_ #12 Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:10 AM

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this reminds me of the old combo of t95 with a t30 behind him. back when t30 was a tier 10 heavy.

skeeta #13 Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:19 AM

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View PostVuiet, on 09 October 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:

this reminds me of the old combo of t95 with a t30 behind him. back when t30 was a tier 10 heavy.
It still kinda works with the T29/32/34/30 but obviously prem shells have eroded its effect somewhat.

It makes me smile when enemies who're attacking our cap go for the AFK rather than the live tank thats shooting back.
I've used enemy AFK's as a meat shield before now. That gives the defenders a bit of a conundrum to work out.

__Zippy__ #14 Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

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i use the tomato players as my shield, usually against their will

8Knight_Commander_Pask #15 Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:09 AM

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I suppose it would be a good idea for tanks with bouncy turrets like T-29 or IS3...

protos #16 Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

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Well an afk scout in the base bush saved a shot from me on monday.
Was driving the SU-100-Y on Abby, we were cornered in the base, our full HP T150 too afraid to move and get its paint scratched, me and platoonmate on our TD were one shots, and an enemy SU-100 keeping us pinned down, pushed the scout a little, got the SU spotted and managed to kill it.
The damn masses of AFK zombys is just too much nowadays.

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Back in my old KV-2 days I used to use Stugs like this:
Find a corner where a Stug is guarding an alleyway, park behind him and whether he lives or dies you have got extra armour guarding your hull.
You could see clearly over his low-slung body. Perfick!

Edited by BrokenWing, 09 October 2013 - 09:48 AM.


Arkhell #18 Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

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ones used a dead pz 38NA as a mobile armor plate in my E-75, takes ages to get somewere with a broadsided tank infront of you but yeah totally worth it :trollface:

Ravenlunatic #19 Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:29 AM

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I've used an AFK heavy as rear armor on my M12 a while ago. It is how I got a Fadins medal!

Eexhaton #20 Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

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I used a BT-2 as bolt-on armor on Arctic map in my VK36h once..

Starting on the east spawn, the entire team for a change lemminged off north.
So I went to the south corner to defend.

Working the corner, I suddenly got rammed from behind: our failplatoon BT-2 had crashed into me and blew up.
I parked behind him and bulldozered his corpse slowly around the corner, cleaning up enemy tank after tank.

(meanwhile the BT-2 driver and his platoonmate spammed the hell out of chat, scolding me for all they could think of)

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