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DanielisJ #41 Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

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AMX 38 is very bouncy,has one easy weakspot,on the top of the turret there is a little hatch,shoot that and you get a critical.When I used the AMX 38 I always encountered other ones and we would just sit there shooting each other bouncing each shot.Then I decided to get in closer,I spotted the hatch on the top of the turret and 3 shots later,he was down  :):Smile-bajan2:

Tytalus7 #42 Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

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View PostVahal, on 05 January 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:

only french guns cant pen it...  <_<

Is there some nationalistic joke I'm missing...  :blink:

PanzerRage2 #43 Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

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I can't believe this crappy thing is actually considered a light tank. It goes so... freaking... slowly...

Fiold #44 Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

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View PostMadInAShed, on 06 January 2012 - 10:00 AM, said:

ummm i have over 6k+ battles...i think i know what to do when i bounce. However, these "canons" are so poor they struggle to penetrate ANYWHERE.

Yes cannons are piece of junk but there are few weakspots. Try to hit back of the turret. You can penetrate it. Aiming at sides has no effect - penetration for 0 dmg in 90% of shots.

GehakteMolen #45 Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:45 PM

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View PostTytalus7, on 06 January 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

Is there some nationalistic joke I'm missing...  :blink:

no

other tanks (T46, marder, luchs(?)) will easy penetrate ur armor...

ur armor ONLY seems to be good, coz ur fighting vs french fail guns all the time, vs decent guns, ur toast, no armor, no speed and fail gun....

hazzin #46 Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

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This is a random battle I got into with my AMX 38. Let's see. Of all the enemy's tanks I am only able to penetrate Pz38t, Su-76 and T-46. AFAIK I can't penetrate D2. Maybe it does have some weak-spots, but gun with 0.4-0.41 accuracy won't hit them. On the other hand, T-46 and SU-76 have much better gun and DPM, so I have no chance to beat them. Also I don't have speed to raid opposing team's arty or circle enemy to death. The only tank I can theoretically kill is Pz38t. But in real situation Pz38t won't be fighting alone, he will prolly follow a group of T5 tanks...

My point is I don't expect to kill KV-2 face-to-face. After all he is T5 heavy tank and I'm only T3 light(heavy). But the problem is I can't penetrate most of the tanks on the battlefield. And when I don't deal any damage to enemy, I won't generate any XP or credits...

IchiFi #47 Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

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AMX38 can penetrate other AMX38s if you know where to fire.

I fired at a box on the AMX38's back and i could penetrate 3/4 times.

Killed it from 50%, mind you it was facing me side on, but you should be able to drive side by side and hit one of those boxes on the back of the tank.

hazzin #48 Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

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Yep, AMX 38s can penetrate each other. But you have to get pretty close. And tell me how can I do that when there's at least one T4 or T5 tank nearby. When KV or SU-85 or whoever else spots me, they always try to kill me first, because I'm an easy kill (often one-shotted or two-shotted). The only viable strategy for this tank in high tier battles is hiding behind team-mates and hope opportunity shows itself. Most of the time it doesn't.
Of course, it's wholly different situation when you're the top tank. In battles like this I play like T95, breaking through enemy lines, drawing fire, while my team-mates destory tanks with accurate fire.

punkadelic #49 Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

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Easily the most dreaful tank in the game, for me.
I thought the stock Tiger 1 was bad but at least pre release, when I had one, the HE could do  a little damage, the AMX 38 does naff all to pretty much anything.
I'll try to hit the enemy weak spots in future but honestly, WHY does it have to be so crucial to hit the right spot to do damage? it's a game and as such should be fun!
I must say though, that the bouncing crap is quite ridiculous on most tanks right now (can't talk about tier 8 and higher as I don't have any).

Szah #50 Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

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View PostMadvjed, on 05 January 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

Any tips on play style?

Don't buy the stuff you research. You'll get thrown in with bigger boys and the grind will be awfully painful.

Vahal #51 Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

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View PostTytalus7, on 06 January 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

Is there some nationalistic joke I'm missing...  :blink:
nope, as said GehakteMolen. other nations has no problem to pass trough the so called unbreakable armor. even with my AMX38 i can bitch other AMX38 cause they have a huge optic on the top of the turret and the toolkit on the right side of the hull behind the turret. both are 0 armor spots and both never give 0% dmg crits. and with the optic you can kill the commander who is the loader and the gunner so with one shell you can ruin the tank and play with it like a toyboy  <_<

Dongfeng_division #52 Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

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The tank is horrible. Extremely slow, and you can't penetrate anyone.

If you're not the top tank, you're totally useless. If you are the top tank, you're good as a punching bag. The only problem is that this means you're only good when you're able to attract the attention of the enemy team. Unfortunately, the nature of random batles is such that they don't listen and go berserk like headless chicken most of the time, so your effort is wasted. And if someone is moderately experienced they can simply ignore you and kill everyone else.

Masmix #53 Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:43 AM

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If you want destory this french "things" ,buy mader II ,with 7.5 cm gun he can penetrate everything on the 3 tier ,but take care , you must  have long distanse for him ,cuz 30 mm armour isn't good

Perscienter #54 Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:13 PM

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I thought up a joke to make the grind easier.


Two AMX 38 meet on the battlefield.

Dongfeng_division #55 Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

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I need help getting victories with this tank, so if anyone experienced is up for platooning let me know. You can pick anything that leads to victory, I'll take this tank.

Scorpion_Strike #56 Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

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Been playing this tank for a few days now, not terribly excited at first. However, once upgraded, this thing works perfectly in its tier. Slow, but it is so heavily armored that artillery is just about the only thing I fear (and the odd TD). Actually got a steel wall with this with most of the hits coming from a T57 in mines.... :Smile_great:

Sotahullu #57 Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

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I knew that AMX-38 IS slow as hell. So every French tanks are underpowered, undergunned, undermanned and heavily armored.


And people complain about speed...  imbécile!

Strongback #58 Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

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Killing B1 and such is not that hard.
Just hit the driver's view port and he goes "WHAT THE HELL?" and tries to run away.

Clith #59 Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

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The AMX 38 isn't all bad. Got this last night

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Luinil #60 Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:30 PM

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AMX 38 is the worst piece of crap I have ever played. Slow turret, gun that can't penetrate anything, max. speed 15km/h, can be easily killed by higher tier tanks and outmaneuvered by lower tiers... I think that everything else has been already mentioned.




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