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Zutroy1992 #1 Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

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Hi there!

 

I've been playing WoT since February, I currently have tanks as high as Tier V, however I while back I noticed you received medals for killing each tank, discovering there were some in Tiers I and II that I'd missed. I went back and currently have all of them except for the FT AC. I specialise in SPGs and for the past two weeks or so I've been using the SU-18 furiously to try and get it. I'm not too good with light tanks and I reasoned that I don't actually have to get anywhere near it to kill it. I usually stay in the base and won't leave unril my wave has pushed up sufficiently, I can often get 2 or 3 kills a game. A few problems though: first, the FT AC is very rare. It only comes up in one in ten or twenty fights, despite the fact that it seems to be seen as one of, if not the best Tier II tank destroyer. Second, while the reload time on the SU-18 is brilliant, the range is not. I would be very lucky to be in range of an FT AC whilst still in the base unless they went onto the front line for some strange reason. So far each fight that has included one has either involved me getting within a hair's breadth of killing it, either because someone gets there first or I get flanked by someone else whilst aiming, getting killed straight away by light tanks marching straight into the base because no one covers the map properly, or my own light tanks get to it before I can get it in range.

 

I've persevered with the SU-18 it as I'm now only a few thousand XP away from getting the crew up to 100%, so I'm hoping the perks I can then get will help, but it's feeling increasingly like it's not gonna happen. Does anyone have any advice to help on the rare occasion that there is one to fight against? Should I use a different tank, change my tactics?



Homer_J #2 Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

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Since WG introduced the idea of balancing TDs between teams, a tier II TD might increase your chances of being in battle with one.  Or platooning with one.

Echotun #3 Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

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Some of the low tier tanks can be very hard to find. Killed the last T2 I needed only a couple of months ago, after about 18k games. 

If you are trying to get it done, arty or a heavily armored tank is your best best. They can single out specific tanks a bit easier :)



Zutroy1992 #4 Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:29 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 28 November 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

Since WG introduced the idea of balancing TDs between teams, a tier II TD might increase your chances of being in battle with one.  Or platooning with one.

 

View PostEchotun, on 28 November 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

Some of the low tier tanks can be very hard to find. Killed the last T2 I needed only a couple of months ago, after about 18k games. 

If you are trying to get it done, arty or a heavily armored tank is your best best. They can single out specific tanks a bit easier :)

 

I've used the M2 Light a bit in the past few days too. Only cause I've lost count of the amount of times one has marched straight past the front line and taken me out in the base. Maybe a Cruiser or a Japanese heavy could work. :D

Edited by Zutroy1992, 28 November 2017 - 07:30 PM.


TheDrownedApe #5 Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 28 November 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Since WG introduced the idea of balancing TDs between teams, a tier II TD might increase your chances of being in battle with one.  Or platooning with one.

 

This. a long time ago i was missing the r.otsu tier 1 thingy from getting the badge for killing everything. so i went back and played it to find one on the opposing team

undutchable80 #6 Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

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Well written topic asking for advice + good advice given = +1 from me. Good luck OP, hope you bag your White Whale. :honoring:

Zutroy1992 #7 Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:36 PM

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I've done it! Left the game for about a week, and then the first game I play today is on Mittengard and has TWO of them. I killed both with my SU-18, as the saying goes, you wait all day for one bus and three come at once! I can finally put Tier II behind me!

ExclamationMark #8 Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:29 PM

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by shooting it?

enjo #9 Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

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Well done!

You've inspired me to check mine - it's probably going to be bugging me for months now!







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