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Poll: Trade-In...what tank to buy (20 members have cast votes)

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What tank to buy

  1. 112 (2 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  2. IS 6 (2 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. AMX M4 mle. 49 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Lowe (6 votes [30.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  5. T54 1st prototype (3 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  6. FV4202 (1 vote [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  7. WZ-120-1G FT (6 votes [30.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

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__Alecs__ #1 Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

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Hi everyone,

I have a kind of a conundrum and I hope you can help me decide J

 

I have two T26E5s, the Patriot, which I bought, and the regular one that I received in one of the Christmas boxes.

Since there is little use for two identical tanks I was thinking of trading the regular one in and buy a new tier 8 premium tank.

 

And here comes the dilemmawhich one should I get

The goal is to both have fun with that tank and at the same time help train the crew instead of painfully grinding it out.

I already have a bunch of tier 8 premiums so was looking at the following tanks (must be available in the in game shop):

 

112

Havent started the Chinese heavy line but was thinking its well worth it, alas not as armored as other ones they are more like heavy mediums and I kind of like the bully, in your face fast tank approach.

Stats are the same as IS6, with better alpha, turret & frontal armor but poorer gun handling and side armor.

Both have very poor pen

 

IS6

Lots of soviet heavies to train crew forbut not sure about its fun factor in the current meta

Only researched one of the lines up to T10 and the new Obj 257

 

AMX M4 mle. 49

Seems like a pretty decent fast tank, with good frontal armor, plus nice pen and gun handling.

Im stuck at the tier 6 ARL (not enjoying it much)  but both French heavy lines seem rather nice to play and good crews would be nice

 

Lowe

Quite good after the buff, nice frontal armor, nice pen and alpha.

It does seem a rather fun tank, but the German heavies (with their abysmal mobility) kind of ruin the fun for me, not saying they are not good tanks

 

Other ideas

T54 1st prototype oldy but still rather goldy, alas I have the T34-85M which is fun and covers the crew training part

FV4202 looks rather nice, but the British mediums (now just reached at tier 8) never grew on meand not sure how good the Action X is

WZ-120-1G FT seen the tank do some nice things in games, but I already have a bunch of TDs and was thinking on growing some more meds or heavies.

 

So which one youd recommend? J

Thanks for your help



Isharial #2 Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:11 PM

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WZ 120

 

its a casemate medium TD hybrid with decent armour and 440 alpha

it can also snipe if you give it a sec for aiming, and can punch through the majority of things you face with AP, I got 2 marks on mine and I don't even run any heat at all (I really don't like heat)


 

its mobile, has decent camo, and a great traverse that can stop all but the fastest of things circling you


 

don't bother with the others, they're all terrible, with exceptions on the lowe and T54, as both are regarded as quite good after their recent buffs

 

the T54 is quite nice to play IMO, however I cant comment further as I haven't played many games in it

I cant say on the Lowe as I don't own one

 

EDIT, will comment on some of the other things you've wrote here


 

112, a "better" IS-6, can deal with T9 heavies, but has heat premium, will struggle


 

IS-6, don't bother, its not capable of dealing with T9 heavies anymore, and most will pen your armour, better choices out there


 

M449, no, just don't. really don't.. its a 3 second aimtime, which IMO kills the tank completely as anything useable... try using the DCA 45 on the ARL 44, and that's what the gun is like on the 49

once you have tried it and will inevitably hate it, you sell that gun, mount the 105mm and play with an actually useable gun! let me say it again, don't bother with this thing


 

FV4202, still not that good...


 


 


Edited by Isharial, 20 February 2018 - 02:15 PM.


__Alecs__ #3 Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:16 PM

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View PostIsharial, on 20 February 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

WZ 120

 

its a casemate medium TD hybrid with decent armour and 440 alpha

it can also snipe if you give it a sec for aiming, and can punch through the majority of things you face with AP, I got 2 marks on mine and I don't even run any heat at all (I really don't like heat)


 

its mobile, has decent camo, and a great traverse that can stop all but the fastest of things circling you


 

don't bother with the others, they're all terrible, with exceptions on the lowe and T54, as both are regarded as quite good after their recent buffs

the T54 is quite nice to play IMO, however I cant comment further as I haven't played many games in it

I cant say on the Lowe as I don't own one

 

Got the Type 59 during the Christmas, quite fun and already got a nice 3 skill crew, just bought WZ 120 and looking forward for a looong but rewarding grind :)

dimethylcadmium #4 Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

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View PostIsharial, on 20 February 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

WZ 120

 

its a casemate medium TD hybrid with decent armour and 440 alpha

it can also snipe if you give it a sec 3 seconds for aiming, and can punch through the majority of things you face with AP (If it doesn't miss them), I got 2 marks on mine and I don't even run any heat at all (I really don't like heat)

 

I have a WZ-120-1G FT too, 4 skill crew...gun still likes to derp like crazy due to lousy accuracy and long aim time. If it had better aim time it would be OP, as the rest of tank is great. 2370 DPG and 63% winrate in mine

 

My recommendations:

M4A1 Revalorise - sherman with 390 alpha and 200 pen (fastest shell speed in the game too)

Lowe - German Liberte that gets a better turret with a LFP weakspot

Liberte - French Lowe that gets a better hull but has a weakspot on the turret


Edited by dimethylcadmium, 20 February 2018 - 02:19 PM.


Coldspell #5 Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:42 PM

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The Lowe is slow and has bad dpm but it has very workable armour especially with the last batch of buffs to gun depression... It is a nice credit printer.

Otherwise the Chinese td is a joy to play and I usually hate non turreted gameplay.

K_A #6 Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:48 PM

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I'd say the choice is a tie between Liberte, Lowe and T-54 mod 1, but since the mod 1 is cheaper than the other 2 I voted for that.

Axelfoley666 #7 Posted 20 February 2018 - 03:02 PM

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Loving my Lowe right now. Good credit earner. Stay hull down, use gun depression.

ArmouredElephant #8 Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:20 PM

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WZ & LOWE are the most interesting out of the bunch and maybe the T54 mod1; on the other hand the IS6 and 112 with standard 175 pen just ain't worth it... (mle 49 has a big cupola that is easy to hit)

shane73tank #9 Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:12 PM

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Given your write up op it would lead towards 112 v is6 v Liberte - currently the is6 is the worst based on its poor pen ( buff sometime but  no date given ) I would advise you to think about the lines you are gonna play  so you get a crew trainer 

Jotneblod #10 Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

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WZ and Löwe are your best bets. 112 is still probably the best of the bunch with its PMM but the gun can be annoying to play with and with 175 penetration you need to shoot some HEAT which cuts the profits.

 

Everything else is [edited], especially the mediums.



arthurwellsley #11 Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

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Lowe

The Lowe is slow and has bad dpm but it has very workable armour especially with the last batch of buffs to gun depression plus it is a very nice credit printer.






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