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mpc007 #1 Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:19 PM

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I currently own the Spähpanzer 1C, which I got as a free swap from the dreadful Aufkl. Panther and its OK for me (but I dont love it)

However, I can't make up my mind which way to go after that. I really liked the Ru251 on the testserver, but the Indien is definitely the safer choice because I drove allmost all German mediums up to T7 so I know how they play. How can I decide which is better? If the Ru plays a bit like the unnerfed Hellcat, I'd probably go for that because I absolutely loved that thing. But if its so weak that its more of an AMX 12T I might skip. Is one of these tanks nerfed recently? Because I rarely see them anymore, both.



21stCenturySchizoidMan #2 Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:41 AM

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Ru251 gets much harsher matchmaking, it's a tier 8 light after all. You'll be constantly the single bottom tier light tank trying to scout for the tier 10 big guns. The Indien Panzer at least gets to matches where it's top tier. 

tnk_x5000 #3 Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:02 PM

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For you - Inden and stay with it. You will need a lot more skill to handle the Ru 251. I advise you not to go for the Leopard tanks, because things get hardcore there.

mpc007 #4 Posted 03 December 2016 - 11:59 PM

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Well you guys are prob right; light tanks are a bit harder for me. But I don't really like the fact of owning just another T8 German medium; the Ru251 seems more exciting. While the Indien is average at best, some say Ru251 is best scout for T8, or at least on par with AMX 13 90. 

faetont #5 Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:17 PM

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RU-251 all the way. It's great scout, mobile, low profile, excellent gun. At one moment I had a feeling I cannot stop winning with it, game after game I made a difference in that little nasty thing. Of course, it's is light tank and requires some knowledge how to play lights on the high tiers, but if you regularly play lights you cannot miss with it.

 

Indien is completely other story, slow sluggish, unreliable armor, on paper nice gun but you will have few opportunities to use it to full extent. I also played every single German medium up to tier IX, and Indien is one of the most difficult. For me, it's biggest problem is sluggishness, I have big problems to outflank enemy with this tank. Tier VIII mediums are problematic anyway, especially if they had bad mobility like Indien. On the positive side, armour bounces more shells than what you would expect, but still it's not reliable enough. Premium Mutz is basically improved Indien.



mpc007 #6 Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:42 PM

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Well its going to be Ru251 because I bought the Schwarzpanzer 58 when it was for sale a week ago. So no point in doing the Indien if I already have the Mutz.

Brodie_ #7 Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

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RU is great. Definitely the way to go. However there are obviously some Lt changes coming. Basically you'll need to decide if you want the Leopard or the new tier 10 Lt. Bare in mind that you will probably end up with the tier 9 RU unlocked for free!




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