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timbo241065 #1 Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:52 AM

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Ok, got a chance to follow American, French, British or Swedish tier 9 and 10 paths .. I enjoy snipping more so that frontal attacks but also something a little faster than the American T95 .. any suggestions as to what I should follow?

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Follow the path of your heart.

Laatikkomafia #3 Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

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It would help if you were a bit more specific about the lines. Do you want a HT, MT, TD or a LT?

 

If anything goes, then go for the Russians or Japanese heavies..


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For 'snipping' I recommend a pair of scissors.

 

You should specify which lines you're thinking about. I'm guessing it's the Swedish HTs, French HTs, American turreted and non-turreted TDs and the British MTs (Centurions)? It's frankly to taste. French HTs are arguably somewhat hard to play, as they are pretty soft. Swedish heavies are one-trick ponys - which can be both a curse and a blessing.

The Centurion line will get some buffs soon-ish, though I don't think it'll be in the next patch. Besides, as nice as the base pen on the 7/1 is, the lack of a proper premium round will be problematic if you're forced to deal with a Maus (or simply scare it a bit).

 

American TDs... well, the T95 is not that slow, but it's probably better to go for the turreted line, which is arguably useful as heavy tanks, way more fun than sitting in the back and sniping. A tank being classed as a TD doesn't mean it can't be usable on the frontlines.


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Hmm sniping, well Swedish TDs excel at this. Better ones are starting with UDES at T8, also give u a chance to try out siege mode. Fast rate of fire, good accuracy, high velocity shells. Camo is exceptionally good, don't lose camo or binos whilst in siege mode unless you move forward/backwards ( plays as though it has a turret).

Fast to relocate, 70kph (50 in reverse!) UDES, 103/103b 50kph.

The bonus with these TDs is the discount, if u played the Xmas tree challenge.

 

 

 



timbo241065 #6 Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

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yes I was thinking the american TD's .. T110e3 or T110e4 .. 

Aikl #7 Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

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E4 has a turret (limited to 180 degrees traverse, but still). E3 does not. Turrets are good. Not having a turret is bad. It often forces you into passive play. Passive play is not fun. Go for the E4. Don't shoot HE, even if that seems like a good idea. Plenty of penetration to deal with tanks frontally, enough damage to make people scared/make sure the enemy eats as much damage as you do.

 

Swedish TDs aren't half-bad either, you're probably familiar with the T8-10 mechanics through the Strv. S1 - the difference between the T9/10 and the S1 (or pre-T9) is that the former can actually play aggressive. S1 can't, unless you're facing guns that are <90mm.


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People sniping with an E3 or E4 should be outlawed.

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View Postqpranger, on 24 August 2017 - 11:55 AM, said:

Follow the path of your heart.

 

I think as a promising future CC your posts should contain more than 6 letters. C'mon now you can do better 

timbo241065 #10 Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:19 AM

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I have the strv s1 and I do enjoy it .. I don't want to get the E3 or E4 and get trolled for sitting there snipping in the background though .. 

arthurwellsley #11 Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:20 AM

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at Timbo241065, with a approximately 5k games you are still something of a beginner, and your in depth knowledge of some of the finer points of gameplay will be lacking (especially given the overall 49% win rate).

The best tanks for sniping in most nations are TDs. But some TDs have better armour, and worse gun handling and so are better at assaulting ie getting in close. Some TD's have a mix of armour and gun handling so need the middle ground.

 

Best long range snipers = German Waffentrager line = no armour good guns.

Second, Swedish line, but the elevating suspension needs some thought about when to shoot and when to relocate - this probably requires more game experience than you presently have.

Medium range = top tier USA and most of the UK. They have quite alot of armour, but most (one exception) not enough to lead from the front.

Close in brawling = USSR, Jadg e100 etc.

 

The French are presently the worst of the worst TD line and so cannot be recommended, but are about to get a substantial buff in a week or two, and from then on will likely play as medium range/brawl range.

 

So of the four nations that you mentioned, only one fits the playstyle you are looking for, but it is very unforgiving if you do not get it right. Think about the waffentrager German line.


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American - Good allrounders and on top there is not a single tier 10 stinker there. Some tanks might be mediocre but there is not a single bad tank on tier 9 or 10 in that tree.

 

French - Overall many solid tanks in that line. Tier 9s and 10s are great and since the patch will hit the servers in a couple of days TDs should also playable, and the Foch 50b OP (or for sure broken) after that.

 

British - Wait with that. WG announced a couple of changes for the mediums and heavies. Lots might change, so what might play and enjoy right now might be boring later on.

 

Swedish - Both tank lines are tedious ot play. The TDs are the new toy for all the arty players and the heavies are frustrating as they are only good for one single thing: hulldown. They are pathetic at about anything else than that.



timbo241065 #13 Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:49 AM

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between my two accounts I have nearly 10000 games .. still always learning and a long way to go though .. I have got the Grille and Emil but do find their hulls a definite problem unless hull down. Was moving towards the E100 on my German side .. on this account though I try and go for American, British, Swedish etc .. 

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View Posttimbo241065, on 24 August 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

Ok, got a chance to follow American, French, British or Swedish tier 9 and 10 paths .. I enjoy snipping more so that frontal attacks but also something a little faster than the American T95 .. any suggestions as to what I should follow?

 

T95 is not made for sniping. Please don't tell me you are one of those players who thinks TD= Camping. TD if they have armor can play like heavies. 

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View PostEmeraldweed, on 24 August 2017 - 12:09 PM, said:

 

I think as a promising future CC your posts should contain more than 6 letters. C'mon now you can do better 

 

It did contain more than six letters. Finally I find someone who is even worse at maths than I am :)

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View Postqpranger, on 24 August 2017 - 01:53 PM, said:

 

It did contain more than six letters. Finally I find someone who is even worse at maths than I am :)

 

meh i meant words and you know it :P

 



timbo241065 #17 Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

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if arty around then hide in T95 .. no arty and it's "to infinity and beyond" .. "forward march" .. "tally ho" .. you get the idea ..




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