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Tyrrenus #1 Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:20 PM

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Hi guys,

I am really struggling to pass the Bloc-14 A Tough Nut To Crack, where you have to block two times more damage than the hit points of your vehicle. And you need to do a few times...

Its weeks I’m sweating blood but I just cannot manage to block enough damage. 

Is there anything I could do to to pass the mission? 



NUKLEAR_SLUG #2 Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:22 PM

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Lowe, go hulldown. It has an annoyingly difficult turret to penetrate.

Suurpolskija #3 Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:32 PM

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I did mine in Mäuschen.

 

Just played like an idiot for the bounces not trying to play well or win games. 

 

- park on a ridge where multiple opponents can shoot you. Don't care if one can pen you if the others can't. 

- Try to anticipate where the highest alpha TD's are gonna camp and try to bait them to shoot you on your well angled parts. (JPE100 is great stuff)

- Try not to kill people who are willing to shoot you with regular ammo, only shoot to kill on enemies that pen you with premium. 

 

That's about it. It didn't take me more than one evening. 

 

The scars are forever though. 


Edited by Suurpolskija, 08 July 2019 - 06:33 PM.


Sfinski #4 Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:44 PM

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Looking at your tanks, VK100P should be best. Have some crap pen tank shoot at you and track it in place so it cannot leave and keeps shooting you.

 

 



PowJay #5 Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

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VK 100.01 P is the tank I chose for this, and ONLY for this, mission. It was a doddle to do the Primary objective, but it wasn't upgraded to complete the secondary objective. It's still in my garage for the next time I have to try such a mission.

TheComfyChair #6 Posted 08 July 2019 - 07:02 PM

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Never play a battle for a mission. To complete the mission you must fool the RNG god into believing that you are not bothered. 

mateyflip #7 Posted 09 July 2019 - 06:48 AM

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View PostTyrrenus, on 08 July 2019 - 05:20 PM, said:

Hi guys,

I am really struggling to pass the Bloc-14 A Tough Nut To Crack, where you have to block two times more damage than the hit points of your vehicle. And you need to do a few times...

Its weeks I’m sweating blood but I just cannot manage to block enough damage. 

Is there anything I could do to to pass the mission? 

 

snap. And thank you for the advice chaps n chappettes

Homer_J #8 Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:41 AM

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View PostTyrrenus, on 08 July 2019 - 06:20 PM, said:

Hi guys,

I am really struggling to pass the Bloc-14 A Tough Nut To Crack, where you have to block two times more damage than the hit points of your vehicle. And you need to do a few times...

Its weeks I’m sweating blood but I just cannot manage to block enough damage. 

Is there anything I could do to to pass the mission? 

 

I bought back the O-I, put the Type 5 crew in without even retraining.  Drove to where I knew I would get spotted early on and had it done in about 10 battles.  I also increased it's win rate and got the first gun mark.

 

If you start getting arty attention then hide, same if anyone starts damaging you.  The idea is to get shot from as far away as possible that way you can even bounce a few 122mm shells.


Edited by Homer_J, 09 July 2019 - 07:42 AM.


Tyrrenus #9 Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:30 AM

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Okay, guys, thank you all for your advice. Probably my mistake was to play as I normally do, which is quite aggressively and since I’m a bad player, I always get killed (or kill the enemies when they are worse players than me lol) quickly so cannot get all needed blocked damage. 

Anyway I will follow these advices and see how it goes. 


Edited by Tyrrenus, 09 July 2019 - 08:30 AM.


PayMore #10 Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:57 AM

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View PostTyrrenus, on 09 July 2019 - 07:30 AM, said:

Okay, guys, thank you all for your advice. Probably my mistake was to play as I normally do, which is quite aggressively and since I’m a bad player, I always get killed (or kill the enemies when they are worse players than me lol) quickly so cannot get all needed blocked damage. 

Anyway I will follow these advices and see how it goes. 

 

Just focus on angling the vk100p at a house infront of some tds or autoloaders. From range ofc.

WhoCares01 #11 Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:58 AM

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VK100P, E75 and Mäuschen all should be able to eventually complete this mission.

As has already been suggested, just sitting out in the open (in a battle w/o fartys) can already do the trick, especially when the enemies shoot you from mid to long range with AP or APCR. Bonus points when they have to shoot upward as well. That's how I did it, with E75 on Highway in top tier 3/5/7 just parking near the spawn in the open and let their TDs and MTs shoot me from beyond spotting range, and Tundra as top tier in 3/5/7 MM, going to the hill (which was won by our team), and let the enemies shoot my angled tank from the foot of the hill.

Same is possible on mines, taking the position behind the rocks in the center, and let the enemies shoot you upward from the other side through the gap between the rocks, or the TDs from far back - very good position for this play, as all your weak spots are covered, and easy to angle properly. Another is on Mannerheim Line east spawn, if your team loses the heavy line, wait for the enemy up near the little bunker - they will have to shoot you at a very steep upward angle there.


Edited by WhoCares01, 09 July 2019 - 09:00 AM.


Tyrrenus #12 Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:37 AM

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A little update: I started to follow some of the advices given to me and yes, I block more dmg than before, although I haven’t managed to accomplish anything about the tough nut mission. Problem is: when people cannot pen you with normal ammo, the just tap twice the “2” key and soon I’m back to the garage. It’s playing this mission and taking note of what kills my tanks that I realised how serious is the gold ammo spamming. I suppose I’ll have to forget the whole think..

MPV_11 #13 Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:19 AM

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Just checked and this is one of the missions I'm playing for - but I've managed to fulfill the primary condition (I think I did it in the Jageroo - I don't have any super heavy tanks) but I'm getting nowhere (2/5) for the secondary condition (finish the battle as the top player on your team by damage blocked). 

 

I also noticed that I'm on the Alliance -12 Concrete Defence mission (block 5 enemy hits 15 times (5/15)) although I've completed the secondary condition. The other nations are all done and dusted.

 

It seems that blocking damage is indeed A Tough Nut to Crack (at least for me and the OP)



mateyflip #14 Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:28 AM

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It can be done, I'm still on this one and just missed the boat a couple of times.

 

Keep trying as I am lol.



Tyrrenus #15 Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:51 AM

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Well, I now know it’s not just because I’m not a great player - no surprise here - but also because of gold ammo. I’m 100% positive that if gold ammo didn’t exist, I’d have passed the 14th Bloc mission already. Ah well, what can I do? I’ll just keep trying. 

Grifboy #16 Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:34 PM

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Vk 100 P, Mauschen, Maus are the best for this, I think I did it in the Mauschen as you'll spend most games middle tier so you'll have an easier time blocking damage then in the Maus playing a tier X gold fest. With enough angling (especially of the turret as it can be penned with gold face on) you should get a game eventually where people keep bouncing off you enough to pass the mission, just pray for the FV4005 player who loads AP!

VonniVidiVici #17 Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:42 PM

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View PostTheComfyChair, on 08 July 2019 - 07:02 PM, said:

Never play a battle for a mission. To complete the mission you must fool the RNG god into believing that you are not bothered. 

 

This.

 

That said, consider TD's for any mission that involves X times your HP that doesn't require a specific tank class. Some of them are quite bouncy and all of them have fewer hit points than heavies. Fewer hit points = easier mission.


Edited by VonniVidiVici, 11 July 2019 - 02:43 PM.


4nt #18 Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:56 AM

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View PostGrifboy, on 11 July 2019 - 02:34 PM, said:

Vk 100 P, Mauschen, Maus are the best for this, I think I did it in the Mauschen as you'll spend most games middle tier so you'll have an easier time blocking damage then in the Maus playing a tier X gold fest. With enough angling (especially of the turret as it can be penned with gold face on) you should get a game eventually where people keep bouncing off you enough to pass the mission, just pray for the FV4005 player who loads AP!

This, vk in particular is just fine for the job. Well angled it won't even care about t9 gold.



Merton15 #19 Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:01 AM

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Select a really good hull down tank (US heavies?). Wait for Lakeville with no arty. Go valley. Ignore the abuse your team are now hurling at you, work the ridge and only shoot enemies that are firing HE. Should work, I recall bouncing about 5000 in a T29 once.

kaneloon #20 Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:14 AM

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View PostTheComfyChair, on 08 July 2019 - 06:02 PM, said:

Never play a battle for a mission. To complete the mission you must fool the RNG god into believing that you are not bothered. 

 

BS it really doesn't work.

All the missions have to be reflected upon and carefully planned for weeks.






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