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SPG 15.3 - Time to Mothball the M12 ?


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OneSock #1 Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:43 PM

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So SPG 15.3 is eluding me. Up to this point my trusty M12 has seen me through.

 

Finish top by XP

Cause 2500 damage/assist

 

Secondary

Cause 3000 damage

Win

 

Do able in the M12 ? Maybe. Top by XP means basically rest of team has to be pretty rubbish. You'd need to be bottom tier. 

 

2500 damage/assist mostly means some lucky tracking shots that your team exploit.

 

As the M12 penetration is quite bad and splash radius is poor, doing 3000 damage likely not going to happen.


So, do I put it under cover and get an M40/43 ?



Strappster #2 Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

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I did it in the Lorraine 155 51 with the stock gun, which isn't much different to your M12, in a tier 9 battle (replay or it didn't happen). That was before the secondary requirement was changed so I got it with honours despite not getting 3k of my own damage and it was defending on Sand River assault (which isn't in the map rotation currently) so the enemy were pretty much forced to move into my fire zones.

 

I'd say it's do-able in the M12 but as you say, the stars have to align for it to happen. You'd probably have more chances for damage in the next tier because you'll be seeing tier 10 opponents and the upgraded gun delivers a lot more punch with much better splash so your assist should increase too.



AllTheChildren #3 Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Yes you can do it with that.

But the bigger the arty the easier it is done.



fwhaatpiraat #4 Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:03 PM

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M40/M43 is definitely capable of doing it. Not sure if the M12 is.

Suurpolskija #5 Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

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I've been hitting that 2,5k quite a lot, but that 1st in XP keeps eluding me. I'm playing M53/55, I guess if I would have stuck with M40/43 It would be done already... I've also been running Cola on my arty for the last 50 games to increase my chances, but to no avail.

Homer_J #6 Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:39 PM

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I've completed it without honours and been 20 damage off doing it with honours in the M53/55

 

Main problem is getting a team that's good enough to give you the assist and win but bad enough to leave you 3k worth of damage.



OneSock #7 Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:41 PM

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My main issue appears to be that tier 7 arty is quite frequently top tier. And you just can't make the numbers in that match up.

 

Bottom tier and things look better but it doesn't happen often.

 

Looks like tier 8 might be the Goldilocks zone.



Suurpolskija #8 Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:03 AM

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I did it, I actually did it! :)

 

At the beginning of the game, I said "please, shoot the targets I stun so I can stop playing this stupid class for a while" and what do you know, In a blitzkrieg game I got 4k assist and maybe 2,2k dmg done and won the exp. Not with honors but who cares. I can stop playing arty for a gazzillion years until I complete TD, heavy and LT. :D



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