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L0ddy #1 Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:45 PM

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Just managed to achieve my 3rd M.O.E in this rather good Tier 5 British heavy.

 

fairly mobile for a heavy, it sports fairly good armor & has decent mobility, with a rapid fire (3.34s reload) inaccurate gun. although saying that, it can snipe, but is very unreliable. it needs special matchmaking because the gun is very weak, even against tier 6 you might need to use APCR.

 

Brawling is the key with the Excelsior, get up close, keep moving back & forth, angle in between shots and you'll make it hard for most tanks to pen, it's speed & mobility will allow you to easily flank your target.

 

look to get around 1200 damage/assist per game on average:)

 

Crew....

expect to lose your radioman & gunner quite easily, so train jack of all trades for commander & armorer for gunner as gun is easily damaged.


 

 

 

Happy Tanking Chaps:)

 

Edit,

Converted to a Hall of Fame, hope you guys don't mind, it would be great to see how others are getting on!! Show us yer pics!

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Edited by L0ddy, 22 January 2017 - 04:08 PM.


PoIestar #2 Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

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You're on fire in terms of midtier 3 MOE's! Congrats again!

mynameispuffs #3 Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:42 PM

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I actually bought some gold in order to buy the Excelsior but ended up using it to convert free exp to get the firefly..

Which i then got 3 MOE on :teethhappy:

 

Maybe i should stick with my original plan, buy the excelsior and see what happens :hiding:

 

Congrats :honoring:



L0ddy #4 Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

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View PostPolestarBlue, on 01 January 2016 - 08:34 PM, said:

You're on fire in terms of midtier 3 MOE's! Congrats again!

 

thanks m8, quite enjoying myself in the lower tiers...they might not be so frequent as i go up:confused:

 

View Postmynameispuffs, on 01 January 2016 - 08:42 PM, said:

I actually bought some gold in order to buy the Excelsior but ended up using it to convert free exp to get the firefly..

Which i then got 3 MOE on :teethhappy:

 

Maybe i should stick with my original plan, buy the excelsior and see what happens :hiding:

 

Congrats :honoring:

 

grats on the Firefly, i very much enjoyed playing it, it's also on my future hitlist for a m.o.e. grind:)

 

Excelsior is not a bad prem for £7 or so, with it's limited mm can quickly train radio operators up :teethhappy:



mynameispuffs #5 Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:42 PM

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View PostL0ddy, on 01 January 2016 - 10:01 PM, said:

grats on the Firefly, i very much enjoyed playing it, it's also on my future hitlist for a m.o.e. grind:)

Took me 136 games to get 3MOE on the Fayaflay and im a complete nab :teethhappy: It happened before i even had a single skill trained on my crew so it will take you about 2 days to achieve :teethhappy:



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View Postmynameispuffs, on 01 January 2016 - 11:42 PM, said:

Took me 136 games to get 3MOE on the Fayaflay and im a complete nab :teethhappy: It happened before i even had a single skill trained on my crew so it will take you about 2 days to achieve :teethhappy:

 

It took me around 220 games to get one... but I did enjoy the tank.

MR_FIAT #7 Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:42 AM

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Congratz man, i like the excelsior too, i was at one point 0.6% away from a second MoE but afyer a 1.1k dmg game it dropped by 2% :angry:

Edited by MR_FIAT, 05 February 2016 - 03:25 PM.


lord_chipmonk #8 Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:56 AM

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Nicely done, good job. 

thestaggy #9 Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:05 AM

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Out of curiosity, how much premium ammo did this require, especially in light of the O-I scourge.



MR_FIAT #10 Posted 05 February 2016 - 03:31 PM

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View Postthestaggy, on 05 February 2016 - 10:05 AM, said:

Out of curiosity, how much premium ammo did this require, especially in light of the O-I scourge.

 

You wont penn them frontally even with APCR, you have to get the sides which are pretty weak and can be penned by AP.

L0ddy #11 Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:56 PM

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View Postthestaggy, on 05 February 2016 - 09:05 AM, said:

Out of curiosity, how much premium ammo did this require, especially in light of the O-I scourge.

 

I carry 15 apcr for encounters with most heavies, but get around their sides and you'll not need them.

 

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Deckeru_Maiku #12 Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:58 PM

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I had really big trouble playing the Excelsior. Some are homemade - like, using my british MT crew to drive it around *cough* - and others come from the strange design of this tank.

But today I had - for the first time - a couple of very satisfying battles with it, following some tips I found in the german forum.

 

  1. Gun and armor are only on MT level, so play the Excelsior like a big MT. Don't go solo for other HTs - rather go for MTs or try to move around HTs to attack them from the sides/rear.
     
  2. the Excelsior has the weight of a HT. Combined with it's speed, you can use that as a weapon. Ramming is a viable option. You can do it against MTs, to destroy their ability to run circles around you... and you can use it against other heavies, so YOU can run circles around them.

 

Right now my WN8, Winrate and average damage with the Excelsior are still bad... but I expect it to get better



MR_FIAT #13 Posted 19 March 2016 - 05:36 PM

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I finnaly got my 2nd MoE on it, im so happy :D

 


Edited by MR_FIAT, 19 March 2016 - 05:39 PM.


L0ddy #14 Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:46 PM

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View Postmynameispuffs, on 01 January 2016 - 10:42 PM, said:

Took me 136 games to get 3MOE on the Fayaflay and im a complete nab :teethhappy: It happened before i even had a single skill trained on my crew so it will take you about 2 days to achieve :teethhappy:

 

hmm, best i can achieve (so far) is 89.7 in the Firefly. must try harder:sceptic:

The_Foolio #15 Posted 09 May 2016 - 12:31 PM

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View PostL0ddy, on 01 January 2016 - 11:01 PM, said:

 

thanks m8, quite enjoying myself in the lower tiers...they might not be so frequent as i go up:confused:

 

 

grats on the Firefly, i very much enjoyed playing it, it's also on my future hitlist for a m.o.e. grind:)

 

Excelsior is not a bad prem for £7 or so, with it's limited mm can quickly train radio operators up :teethhappy:

 

Congrats on the 3x MoE and good luck with the Firefly.

 

​I tend to agree about the lower tiers. I think my level of competence is around tier V/VI so have started re-focussing on those tanks - I've rebought the Churchill I, Churchill VII and Valentine (amongst others).

 

It will be with new crews so going to have to start playing the Excelsior (and FV201) a lot more. I stopped playing them when the Jap heavies ruined British heavy tank play in the middle tiers. So I'm expecting it to be painful. I'm thinking that following the Mediums is the way to go to try and avoid getting smashed in the face repeatedly by Japanese HE.



Chichila #16 Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:42 AM

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View PostThe_Foolio, on 09 May 2016 - 11:31 AM, said:

 

Congrats on the 3x MoE and good luck with the Firefly.

 

​I tend to agree about the lower tiers. I think my level of competence is around tier V/VI so have started re-focussing on those tanks - I've rebought the Churchill I, Churchill VII and Valentine (amongst others).

 

It will be with new crews so going to have to start playing the Excelsior (and FV201) a lot more. I stopped playing them when the Jap heavies ruined British heavy tank play in the middle tiers. So I'm expecting it to be painful. I'm thinking that following the Mediums is the way to go to try and avoid getting smashed in the face repeatedly by Japanese HE.

 

The OP Japs (OI Exp and OI) will be nerfed with the coming of 9.15, so just hang in there and :playing:

L0ddy #17 Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:15 PM

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View PostThe_Foolio, on 09 May 2016 - 11:31 AM, said:

 

Congrats on the 3x MoE and good luck with the Firefly.

 

​I tend to agree about the lower tiers. I think my level of competence is around tier V/VI so have started re-focussing on those tanks - I've rebought the Churchill I, Churchill VII and Valentine (amongst others).

 

It will be with new crews so going to have to start playing the Excelsior (and FV201) a lot more. I stopped playing them when the Jap heavies ruined British heavy tank play in the middle tiers. So I'm expecting it to be painful. I'm thinking that following the Mediums is the way to go to try and avoid getting smashed in the face repeatedly by Japanese HE.

 

Thanks! Yeah the Firefly.. had a little break from it, but then I purchased the AC4 exp... which I love. Had 40 or so games and up to 90.8.. might be a while yet!

 

There's so many gems in the mid tiers, can't think of many I dislike, some times playing these tiers revitalizes your game. Can't get on with the FV201, just need the final girlie crew member to get my Conqueror crew trained up. By the way, the meds are good, but really suffer from HE.

 

 

View PostChichila, on 16 May 2016 - 07:42 AM, said:

 

The OP Japs (OI Exp and OI) will be nerfed with the coming of 9.15, so just hang in there and :playing:

 

Nice... still taking gold out with me ;)



Malakaz #18 Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:13 PM

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I can finally join this excelsior club  :bajan:

 

But now it makes me wonder how MOE system actually works - I did try to reach that 3rd mark like 2 months ago when I found myself hovering between 90 and 93% and without success - more I tried the worse I performed so I gave up for a while and I now I got it very unexpectedly for daily - even if I had only 50% WR and I played EVERYday it means 28games in 14 days not even close to 100 and tanks I dont for a while play usually fall a lot in MOE ranking - imho if you play a tank a lot MOE has value otherwise I see it as another random number generator.



Burty61 #19 Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:55 AM

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Interesting you say that. When I got my 3 MoE on the Excelsior it was during last December/January and I was just playing it for crew training x3/x5 daily's and one day it just popped up. Wasn't aiming for it at all. I suppose when I did mine there may well have been lots of people playing it badly which resulted in a lower requirement?

73north #20 Posted 29 November 2016 - 05:01 PM

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I admit I ditched the Excelsior last week after re-buying it recently , as if you face a Tier 6 Heavy frontally , it was just depressing -

despite firing gold ( and I know the weak spots ) - I admit that the option of going to a different flank isn't always an option

the Excelsior seemed to be better fun as well a year ago before the introduction of the Japanese Tanks - back then if you were top tier you could dominate the battlefield

the only British Premiums I have kept that are fun and do the job , are the Matilda Black Prince ( never need gold and prints credits ) and FV4202P ( even if it is sluggish )

I have sold the FV201 ( A45 ) as it wasn't very accurate as it should be with a 17 pounder gun , and the AT15A as I have a 4 skill TD crew now ....


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