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Mav75 #1 Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:02 PM

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Needing a bit of advice with the Block-14 A Tough Nut to Crack (Excalibur) : "Block 2 times more damage than hit points of your vehicle".

Are there any German/Japanese tanks with enough armor and low enough hit points?

Or should I just be spamming VK 100.01, Mäuschen, Löwe, O-I and hope for the best.

Finding that if I start blocking enough the dipsh*ts start spamming gold which renders armor moot and getting 2 times with something like VK (3400), Löwe (3300) or Mäuschen (5600 blocked) is a lot.

 

I did the similar Union-12 Untouchable with relative ease with the SU-100M1 which has surprisingly bouncy armor and low enough hit points for the mission to be relatively reasonable.



Sfinski #2 Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:05 PM

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Any of those should do the trick quite easliy tbh. Just play them and play dumb when facing lower tiers. Easy.

barison1 #3 Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:10 PM

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think i did mine in OI, was tricky/rng but fairly doable. pray to be top tier and face bunch tier 4/5, try not to scare them off too much by killing every one of them

 

seen others do it in vk10001p aswell, just pray to RNGesus and hope for the best



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Rather a frustrating mission as it's very dependant on luck (i.e. having enemies that don't use much gold). However, I'd consider the Mauschen, VK 100, E75, and possibly even the JP2/JP2/Ferdi if you liked the SUJ for it on Union.

pecopad #5 Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:26 PM

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Resist the temptation to shoot back, do not try in high tiers where players will change to HE.

 

i actually think TD's are better right now blocking damage...



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View PostMav75, on 17 May 2019 - 04:02 PM, said:

I did the similar Union-12 Untouchable with relative ease with the SU-100M1 which has surprisingly bouncy armor and low enough hit points for the mission to be relatively reasonable.

 

And that's what I did, used a TD with less health. I ran the O-I until I found a stock tier 8 HT that spammed my side armor at 70 degrees that did not fire back at. But. I also used the Jagdpanther as it has a bit less health.  As when you poke over a ridgeline, that 80mm front armor just before you see your lower plate is 350mm effectve at 80 degrees as you drive up. I did it 2 times on that via Overlord on the 0 lane. Just teasing enemy TD guns going up and down with the gun in the air.

 

But the issue I had was the same as with the O-I. They are only shooting at you as long as the team ignores them and don't kill them for you. As I had more games like that, then I got 1700 blocked.


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i like to do block missions with STI, t-150 as lower tier also

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View Post7thSyndicate, on 17 May 2019 - 06:56 PM, said:

i like to do block missions with STI, t-150 as lower tier also

 

Except they'd be no good for Bloc-14, as they are both Union tanks

7thSyndicate #9 Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:42 AM

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UrQuan #10 Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:18 AM

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VK 100 should be able to do it rather easy. It's an over-armored tank with an easy to angle profile. Mauschen as well, albeit with that one you have to be aware of your weakspots & react accordingly. Wiggle your hull/turret a bit to make it harder to hit it. This way weakspots can help you in collecting blocked damage (people attempt to shoot hard to hit location & so shell lands on strong armor, giving you additional blocked damage)

With both these tanks, find a chokepôint, check where the support is & go wild when the enemy comes.

 

Lowe could work as well, it's a very strong armored hulldown tank, on the condition you always point your turret straight towards your enemies. Most folks aren't aware of it & tend to keep shooting you. Just pay attention to your surroundings, don't over-expose when you can be fired at from multiple angles.

Lowe gun is very accurate & hence can stay at a distance, making its armor more effective (harder to aim/hit weaker locations when at a distance). 

 

O-I could work, it has strong armor, but main drawback is that it has a rather meh armor profile to handle premium high pen ammo (VK 100 & Mauschen can angle much better for it & Lowe hulldown remains sturdy even with prem ammo fired at it). Double drawback, people don't tend to hold back on prem ammo while fighting the jap heavies (VK 100 also tends to have this drawback, but at least its armor profile allows much better angling against it, giving it the power to even bounce quite some prem ammo shots).

Note, when O-I is toptier, it can do it. Main issue is then collect enough damage, because tier 4 & 5 aren't known for big damage numbers (bar a few, but those tend to be HE tanks), so got to play very aggressive then.

 

 

Main priority when you go for blocking damage is locating areas (usually chokepoints) where you can safely engage/hold back multiple enemies with minimal support or alternatively, spearhead an attack against an enemy group when you got the numbers on your side.

Do not go alone, ever; armored tanks tend to be slow & need support to make the best of it. When things go bad, they can't just pull out, at most they can fall back to another position & hope that's enough to hold the enemy back.

Don't expose yourself needlessly, stay in the open/stay exposed & people can aim calmly at weaker locations of your tank, reducing your armor effectiveness. Make them work for that HP, wiggle, drive back & forth, peek small parts of your tank. In quite some cases, people get frustrated & shoot too early, allowing your tank to absorb the shot.

Prioritize targets, if multiple targets shoot you, return fire to the one that can damage you, not the target that's easiest to damage (sometimes it can overlap tho, paper TD's by example, tend to have a good gun, but also easy to damage)

Leave the ones that shoot you with zero chance to damage you for last. Not only does it help you accumulating blocked damage, it is also smart play. Why shoot the guy who wants to waste his ammo on you above a more sensible target?

Something to keep in mind; armor at range is (usually) far more effective then at short range. Finding that golden middle ground where you can maximize your gun & armor performance is the key to be that awesome armored tank driver that holds out against superior numbers (with support, don't be alone!), tanks a ton of damage and still lay down the pain.

 

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Mav75 #11 Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:03 AM

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Thanks. :honoring:

 

Time to go and get shot at I guess. :child: :D



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Did mine with the VKB.

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VK 45.02 B for me.

Mav75 #14 Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:17 AM

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View PostJumping_Turtle, on 18 May 2019 - 11:35 AM, said:

Did mine with the VKB.

 

View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 18 May 2019 - 11:40 AM, said:

VK 45.02 B for me.

 

Gah, I have the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A unlocked but don't have it.

Wintermute_1 #15 Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

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I'd steer clear of the Lowe, its basically the mantlet you'd be trying to use and thats too smaĺl. One of the best situations I found was Minsk in a 112 where you can get totally hull down on the heavy / city side and just let the enemy plug away at you from across the road.

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View PostWintermute_1, on 18 May 2019 - 12:24 PM, said:

I'd steer clear of the Lowe, its basically the mantlet you'd be trying to use and thats too smaĺl. One of the best situations I found was Minsk in a 112 where you can get totally hull down on the heavy / city side and just let the enemy plug away at you from across the road.

 

I don't have the 112 and it's not a Block (German/Japanese) tank.

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View PostMav75, on 18 May 2019 - 11:31 AM, said:

 

I don't have the 112 and it's not a Block (German/Japanese) tank.

 

Sry didn't read that properly. 

 

OI? Even with the high hps you can block ridiculous amounts, I think thats what I used. Its half about the luck of finding players who are willing to repeatedly bounce you with high alpha guns. Japanese heavies will be a much better option than German I think.



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View PostWintermute_1, on 18 May 2019 - 12:46 PM, said:

 

Sry didn't read that properly. 

 

OI? Even with the high hps you can block ridiculous amounts, I think thats what I used. Its half about the luck of finding players who are willing to repeatedly bounce you with high alpha guns. Japanese heavies will be a much better option than German I think.

 

Yea, it's on the list of tanks I have. Seems that there are no real hidden gems on the Block lines, outside of maybe the Jagdpanthers.

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How did it go ?

Those blocking missions are really a pain.

Trying that HT to block 3 times my HP PLUS doing 2k damage and just can't do it, I just can't play that way :( and/or I got the wrong tanks.



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View Postkaneloon, on 06 June 2019 - 06:10 PM, said:

How did it go ?

Those blocking missions are really a pain.

Trying that HT to block 3 times my HP PLUS doing 2k damage and just can't do it, I just can't play that way :( and/or I got the wrong tanks.

 

Got close with the Mäuschen, but really haven’t tried too much. Sitting in the open, begging to get shot isn’t my strong suit.




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