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Lemmingtrain #1 Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:15 PM

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First question is it worth it? 

 

The second is is the BIA 100% crew a "first skill" or zero skill crew - there's a big difference if you are grinding Sixth Sense as a second skill?

 

Cheers

 

 



vasilinhorulezz #2 Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:39 PM

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You mean thunderbolt?

BIA crews get the skill for free, that means that when you leveling your second skill, the xp needed are the same as if you were leveling your first, so you can get a four or five skill crew faster.



Lemmingtrain #3 Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:47 PM

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View Postvasilinhorulezz, on 11 September 2019 - 12:39 PM, said:

You mean thunderbolt?

BIA crews get the skill for free, that means that when you leveling your second skill, the xp needed are the same as if you were leveling your first, so you can get a four or five skill crew faster.

 

Soz - yes Thunderbolt - too little sleep!



Lagalaza #4 Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:50 PM

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View PostLemmingtrain, on 11 September 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:

First question is it worth it? 

 

The second is is the BIA 100% crew a "first skill" or zero skill crew - there's a big difference if you are grinding Sixth Sense as a second skill?

 

Cheers

 

 

 

I bought it for the crew which is now in my T20 on their third skill. Tank is meh in my opinion but bear in mind my skill level... :teethhappy:


Edited by Lagalaza, 11 September 2019 - 01:50 PM.


tajj7 #5 Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:04 PM

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Yes its free BIA crew. The tank itself is quite nice as well, its a bit like a tier 6 Super Pershing that is more mobile, in the right match ups its very tanky. 

 

Just like all the 76mm Shermans the pen is meh and has very costly APCR. 



Desyatnik_Pansy #6 Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:11 PM

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View PostLemmingtrain, on 11 September 2019 - 01:47 PM, said:

Soz - yes Thunderbolt - too little sleep!

 

Now I need to reskin the damn thing to the friggin' Thunderbirds.



Stevies_Team #7 Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:38 PM

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I got it as a heavium for when I get fed up with my Cromwell getting penned by everything

It's got good gun handling for long range sniping and has medium to low mobility

You can get a lot of bounces

 

The downside is you need gold for Tier 8s a lot of the time and this nerfs its credit making

 

Am I glad that I got it? I am



Falathi #8 Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:31 PM

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View PostLemmingtrain, on 11 September 2019 - 01:15 PM, said:

First question is it worth it? 

 

The second is is the BIA 100% crew a "first skill" or zero skill crew - there's a big difference if you are grinding Sixth Sense as a second skill?

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

From my experience: it`s more like a tiny heavy tank rather than an ordinary medium tank. 
It somehow resembles a SuperPershing: OK gun for its tier, medium tank but with an armor more of a HT and such mobility as well. 

It`s pretty pleasant for tier VI, but limited mobility and penetration means you won`t be able to do much against most VIII. 

As for the BIA: the zero perk crew makes a big difference. Once you get into 3-4th perk the difference in overall XP is significant compared to a crew without the zero perk. 
Also, you don`t have to bother about the BIA perk meaning that you can proceed with other highly desired perks, such as the 6th sense. 

 



Stevies_Team #9 Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:51 PM

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Forgot to mention that you rarely get shell racked when you get in a fight because the late shermans had a wet rack system in the floor, so its a system a more aggressive player will like

 

(Something a centurion user much appreciates!)


Edited by If_I_Die_You_Die_Too, 11 September 2019 - 03:54 PM.


Randomar #10 Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:23 PM

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It is a tier 6 premium, comes with a zero level 5 men crew as "Brother in Arms" (BiA).
So you can't re-train that skill with gold. It is hard coded.
 
It comes with the new feature to switch nations.
In the special offer they say:
Change crews between vehicles of the same type and the same nation without malus or retraining
 
I guess you can train brits and muricans with it.


NUKLEAR_SLUG #11 Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:33 PM

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View Posttajj7, on 11 September 2019 - 02:04 PM, said:

Yes its free BIA crew. The tank itself is quite nice as well, its a bit like a tier 6 Super Pershing that is more mobile, in the right match ups its very tanky. 

 

Just like all the 76mm Shermans the pen is meh and has very costly APCR. 

 

Agree with this, its basically a baby SuperPershing. The armour is actually surprisingly decent. 






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