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Pear #41 Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:45 PM

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This is one of worst tier V tanks what I ever played. I made mistake and bought this crap. UK Matilda is amazing but this one not.

 

Mobility terrible, like heavy

Penetration terrible, even with gold ammo

Alpha damage average

Reload time bad

Armor bad

 

I want to get Ace medal and 100% Crew, after I will stop to play this thing, but keep like collection tank.


Edited by Pear, 10 December 2014 - 03:04 PM.


Nahrmer #42 Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:42 PM

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This tank can't penetrate another tier 5 tank from the side with premium ammo. Enough said. Sold it. When you play this utter crap, every game you feel useless.

Edited by Nahrmer, 13 December 2014 - 10:01 PM.


Robertkln #43 Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:08 AM

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I bought the Matilda IV recently to train my T-54 crew and rebought the T-34/85 with a new crew, it is a fun tier 6 medium (Cromwell still the best IMO :P)

As it was on sale i decided to buy it, and it was 3,88 euro well spent.

It's not the best tank but i found it's not as bad as people make it out.

Sure you need some premium rounds (carry 14) and in tier 6 games it's not really that good, still it is a good training tank as a lot of games you see are tier 5.

Aced it in my third battle.



danish1starmoured #44 Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:12 AM

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The tank is really bad. And really boring. I Would rather just play my normal medium tank in Two more matches than this piece of crap. 

Rokim #45 Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:36 PM

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Since u cant pen tier 6 and half tier 5 tanks in game,shooting HE doing 10-50 dmg is only option?

Eila_Juutilainen #46 Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:48 PM

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View PostRokim, on 13 February 2015 - 08:36 PM, said:

Since u cant pen tier 6 and half tier 5 tanks in game,shooting HE doing 10-50 dmg is only option?

 

Aim for weakspots and try to use the absurdly good gun depression (-14 IIRC?).

Rokim #47 Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:56 PM

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This probably works but its easily say than do,but spamming HE is still better than doing 0 dmg I think

Eila_Juutilainen #48 Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:58 PM

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View PostRokim, on 13 February 2015 - 08:56 PM, said:

This probably works but its easily say than do,but spamming HE is still better than doing 0 dmg I think

 

If all else fails, yes. Or at least shoot HE into the tracks and try to come around to the side....

shrapnel_bait #49 Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:45 AM

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Unfortunetly the Matilda IV is like almost all the premium tanks in the game, they all seem to be good tanks with the exception of the gun, KV-220, Churchill III, Valentine II and the new T-34-85M, all reasonably good tanks let down by their guns, put them in a battle where they are top tier and they excell, move them to mid tier and watch your shots bounce off almost everything, the odd one out is the Valentine as it is always top tier but since it uses a tier 2 gun the same can be said of it.

Edited by shrapnel_bait, 14 February 2015 - 11:48 AM.


lemthepimpmeard #50 Posted 16 February 2015 - 11:17 AM

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Got it on discount, and while it's a decent enough tank and with my T-34 crew in it performes adequately the gun is really anaemic. 

Even APCR won't pen several tanks which rather sucks - could use a slight pen buff I feel. 



IronSpear #51 Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:01 AM

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This is the one Premium tank I really do not like. It is slow it is Matilda after all but it does not have gun to even pen the tier4 Matilda for example reliably. 

Now it can work only If you spamming gold (pure crew training mode) or HE (bit Masochistic). 

 

 



yonzariq #52 Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:05 AM

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Recently got it when on sale to train my T-34-85 crew, I love this little tank.

Very easy to get a few kills in it, didn't have any problem penetrating any tank so far, but I only have a few battles in it.



War_of_Genius #53 Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:45 AM

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View PostEila_Juutilainen, on 13 February 2015 - 07:58 PM, said:

 

If all else fails, yes. Or at least shoot HE into the tracks and try to come around to the side....

 

Just to be sure: HE does not do more module damage, therefore regular AP would be sufficient for detracking. On the other hand, HE is cheaper.

Eila_Juutilainen #54 Posted 01 March 2015 - 10:35 AM

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View PostGeneral_Jack_D_Ripper, on 01 March 2015 - 09:45 AM, said:

 

Just to be sure: HE does not do more module damage, therefore regular AP would be sufficient for detracking. On the other hand, HE is cheaper.

 

Mostly cheaper, but also because you still stand a chance of doing a few points of damage in the process :playing:

War_of_Genius #55 Posted 01 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

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Tiny chance with these calibers, but yes, I do agree.

Infryndiira #56 Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:12 PM

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I don't have the Matilda IV, but I have the Matilda and the Matilda BP. They're not slow mediums, they're essentially heavily armoured bullies. Use your rate of fire on tanks you can rip to shreds and avoid what you can't penetrate. In the Matilda IV, I imagine a healthy APCR stockpile is a must. Gotta buy it next time it's on discount.

lemthepimpmeard #57 Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:45 PM

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View PostInfryndiira, on 01 March 2015 - 03:12 PM, said:

I don't have the Matilda IV, but I have the Matilda and the Matilda BP. They're not slow mediums, they're essentially heavily armoured bullies. Use your rate of fire on tanks you can rip to shreds and avoid what you can't penetrate. In the Matilda IV, I imagine a healthy APCR stockpile is a must. Gotta buy it next time it's on discount.

 

I bought it over the Valentine's special along with the Valentine II and really can't recommend it highly enough.

It's different to the tech tree Matilda in that the RoF is lower (3 sec reload with rammer + vents) and the penetration is rather poor (both of which are Tilly's strong points) maxing out at 102mm with APCR. However, it is good enough to deal with most tanks you'll face. You can always spot them to death with a bit of luck anyway.

 

HE is viable to an extent both for lightly armoured stuff and harassing tanks you can't penetrate otherwise, in most battles I use a healthy mixture of all 3. If nothing else you can screw their modules up.

 

Confession time, and this is embarrassing for someone with my battle count but this is the tank that taught me how to sidescrape, and as I dinged a Boxtank (197mm pen) it works bloody well. My average damage on it is now a fraction under its hitpoints pool and rising, winrate is a bit meh but it's hard to carry when 1)you have 102mm pen and 2) I'm a noob.

 

It does however, defecate WN8 - 1k damage gives you just short of 3k.

 

Nearly forgot, it's a decent crew trainer too. I run it with my T-34 crew and while it doesn't have a radio operator it's brought their first skill up from 29% (radio op) to 71% (everyone else) in the 27 battles I've played in it. Bearing in mind I've had some doozies in that lot I'm happy with the couple of hundred gold it cost me. It won't make a profit if you use a lot of APCR but will if you can get by with AP.


Edited by lemthepimpmeard, 04 March 2015 - 04:49 PM.


Rokim #58 Posted 02 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

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Sick,this tank cant pen hetzer in front on 50 meters 4/5 times also I didnt pen chi nu kai in side from 20 meters.We didnt pen their armour.Pathetic garbage

Bulldog_Drummond #59 Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:03 PM

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I always look forward to taking this one out.  It's a bit zippier than the British Matilda and has a lot more hit points, so you won't be one-shotted by the KV-1S, which is too often the fate of the British version.  

 

With vents, rammer, aimer and BIA you can pump out 16 rounds per minute.  And while the penetration is a bit lacking, the Alpha is far better than on the British Matilda, and it is good enough for most targets if you aim sensibly and don't mind occasionally switching to premium ammo.

 

54% win rate with this over 137 battles, compared to my average of 51%.

 

View PostRokim, on 02 May 2015 - 06:35 PM, said:

Sick,this tank cant pen hetzer in front on 50 meters 4/5 times also I didnt pen chi nu kai in side from 20 meters.We didnt pen their armour.Pathetic garbage

 

You can easily penetrate the Hetzer from the front if you aim your Matilda IV properly.  If that's too tricky then track it or manoeuvre and get in a shot on its paper side armour.
 

Rokim #60 Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:21 PM

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lol shooting Tog II in side,cant pen,cant pen,cant pen,cant pen,cant pen cant pen.Now its just decision sell this garbage with or without equipment.

Its little frustrating that this tank cant pen 85% tanks it see.I will give it another try with just HE ammo loaded cos what is too much its too much


Edited by Rokim, 23 July 2015 - 06:26 PM.





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