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Poll: Best scouting Tank for beginner (45 members have cast votes)

Which faction do you think has the best scouts in service?

  1. Soviet Scouts (6 votes [13.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  2. German Scouts (34 votes [75.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.56%

  3. American Scouts (5 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

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Therenikus #1 Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:30 AM

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I would just know, which side has the best Tank for beeing a scout at the moment on early game stage (up to Tier 5/6 enemies).
I just try to get into scouting more and don't got the money/exp to buy each and compare them, because I head right for heavy US tank and my favourite German TDs.

Rhall #2 Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

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Well i would vote for leopard .. Just because it had much better  armor  than a-20  or stuart and its  still very fast. Maybe its not  thick enough  for  high tier battles ( and ya will meet those  t8-t10  tanks very often  sadly) but  in low tier matches ya can kill stuff also:)

typhaon #3 Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:35 AM

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View PostTherenikus, on 28 August 2011 - 09:30 AM, said:

I would just know, which side has the best Tank for beeing a scout at the moment on early game stage (up to Tier 5/6 enemies).
I just try to get into scouting more and don't got the money/exp to buy each and compare them, because I head right for heavy US tank and my favourite German TDs.

1. Right now scout tanks are light tanks above Tier 4... next patch will introduce Tier 5 scout tanks... and they are thrown in every battle tier, so you might well face high tier tanks.
2. Most normal light tanks can fit the role of a scout well.
3. Leopard is considered the best scout tank as it is fast, agile and small... armament can be enough to hurt arty... armor... forget about it
4. Remember: Scouting is not rushing into the enemy base and dying before your teams arty can lock a target!

Therenikus #4 Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:41 AM

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So there is no good way to try scouting until you can access tier 5 tanks? The lower tier tanks offer in some causes very good speed (Soviet especially)

Jingles #5 Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:54 AM

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PzKpfw II Luchs.  Tier 3 light tank that looks like a Radio Controlled car but goes like a rocket and turns faster than a dervish on crack.  Unlike the Leopard it doesn't get thrown into games against Tiger IIs because it's only Tier 3, so it's actually possible to kill something other than enemy artillery with it.  Can use the same gun as the Leopard.

Therenikus #6 Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:20 AM

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Okay, that nearly sounds like I've to stick on German tanks the whole time :)

Brazilski #7 Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:20 AM

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View PostTherenikus, on 28 August 2011 - 09:41 AM, said:

So there is no good way to try scouting until you can access tier 5 tanks? The lower tier tanks offer in some causes very good speed (Soviet especially)


True, because all tier III-IV scouts get put into high tier battles by the matchmaker, as there are no real higher tier scouts at the moment.

If you want a dedicated lower tier scout, I'd suggest you wait for patch 6.7. 6.7 will introduce among other things a lot of new scouts. You can get any of the low tier scouts or go for a dedicated higher tier scout. In any case lower tier scouts will probably suffer less from the mathcmaking as there will be dedicated higher tier scouts available.

Therenikus #8 Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:30 AM

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In higher tier battles it is not that much fun, I start to hate some tanks even with my Hetzer, because I can't harm them and even if I play scout, I just don't want to hear "ding" while shooting on an SPG  :Smile-playing:

Jingles #9 Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:12 AM

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Three times out of four on my Luchs there's nothing more dangerous out there than a PzIV or a KV, and the majority of the time it's just a light tank bulletfest with a  couple of mediums trying to turn their turrets fast enough to hit something.  Matchmaker loves the Luchs, and I do too.

vorlontank #10 Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:02 PM

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every time i see a luchs on the other team i just know its going to be in our base and out again in under a minute, cant hit it because its going faster than my shells(seems like)

Therenikus #11 Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:06 PM

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After upgrading my Luchs, I had some games where I got killed before seeing what even could've killed me. But on the most maps you can rush through safely.

Bloodaxe31 #12 Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

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Although it's not a dedicated scouting tank I kept my Pz lll and have finally - after 160 games - achieved a 50% win ratio!

I elited it long time ago as I moved up the tree - but like to give it a run as being a Tier 4 tank it often gets the scout role. This is the subject of much frustration   :Smile-izmena:  on these forums from folk working their way up - and when I hadn't any higher level tanks I felt the same about it.

Now I don't have to grind it I have had some good games - and even got a Steel Wall with it! It's armed with the 50 mm - carries some premium ammo - and has vents, coated optics and cameo net mounted.

Last week I was even able to dance around a Tiger on our base and ping him sufficiently to send his 63% capture meter to zero thus enabling our own heavies (parked on enemy base) to win the capture race.

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azakow #13 Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:02 PM

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View PostTherenikus, on 28 August 2011 - 09:30 AM, said:

I would just know, which side has the best Tank for beeing a scout at the moment on early game stage (up to Tier 5/6 enemies).
I just try to get into scouting more and don't got the money/exp to buy each and compare them, because I head right for heavy US tank and my favourite German TDs.
Choose a research path you like.
Your WoT profile shows that you are switching alot between types.
You should decide for a single path soon and stay with it.

Stick to the choosen research path and nation.
This would be German in your case. Good choise for scouting.
Next best choise would be American, the M3 and M5.

Your are looking for scouting up to tier 5/6.
In this case I recommend the Luchs.
The Luchs is the first in a "dead end" of the research path.
The next will be Leopard.

Worst case for Luchs is to be put into a tier 7 battle by the match maker (MM).

Bring the Luchs to Elite and then go for accelerated crew training (ACT) and train all crew members for camo at first.

If you like to be a dedicated scout, you can go for the Leopard.
Worst case for Leopard is to be put into a tier 9 battle by the MM.
Bring the Leopard to Elite and then go for accelerated crew training (ACT) and train all crew members for camo at first.

Keep the Luchs in your garage, because it is a great frustation killer, when other tanks are locked in battle.
I like it alot playing the Luchs.

P.S.
My recommendation is to choose the German medium line as your first research path.

See you on the battle field :Smile_honoring:.

Demoned #14 Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:00 AM

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Also recomend going german line, but when u hit leo and end up in 1 of these matches just have fun in trying to stay alive lol

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Therenikus #15 Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:50 AM

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View Postazakow, on 31 August 2011 - 06:02 PM, said:

Choose a research path you like.
Your WoT profile shows that you are switching alot between types.
You should decide for a single path soon and stay with it.


Just gave each tank tree a try and with a good scout in platoon I really enjoy playing SPG, else I walk down the way with my TD line. Pz38nA is just a tank I play 3-4 games a day to slowly get the way down.
It is nice to have some tanks left, if you get killed by an SPG blind shot right after 20 seconds in the game :Smile-hiding:

Rick_O_Shee #16 Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:09 AM

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If someone got spare Gold, I suggest Locust, it doesnt throw you at to high tier matches, still you can kill stuff