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Bulldog_Drummond #1 Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:10 PM

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Just went round the city corner on Ruinberg in my Excelsior and faced off against a T-150, KV-1, OI Exp, Matilda BP, and a Firefly

Fortunately all of them were firing HE, so I did 1800 damage before I went down.

It's moments like this that give me hope for the future - no matter how dumb my play, there will always be someone out there even dumber.

 

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Kdingo #2 Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:21 PM

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Replay? And yes the HE bobs are strong in numbers atm.

Bulldog_Drummond #3 Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:24 PM

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View PostKdingo, on 06 June 2020 - 07:21 PM, said:

Replay? And yes the HE bobs are strong in numbers atm.

 

As you wish:

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/5417678#ruinberg-bulldog_drummond-excelsior



Infryndiira #4 Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:34 PM

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But... but...

 

...WHY DO I NEVER GET SUCH ENEMIES!?



Balc0ra #5 Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:47 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 06 June 2020 - 08:10 PM, said:

It's moments like this that give me hope for the future - no matter how dumb my play, there will always be someone out there even dumber

 

Spoiler 

 



Bulldog_Drummond #6 Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:51 PM

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View PostInfryndiira, on 06 June 2020 - 07:34 PM, said:

But... but...

 

...WHY DO I NEVER GET SUCH ENEMIES!?

 

There's a nice moment in 'A Bridge Too Far' when a German general looks up at the hundreds of Allied planes streaming overhead and says: "To be able, just once, to be able to hold such power in my hands"

You may be more likely to get such enemies in the Excelsior, as it is only tier 5, has pmm, and decent armour.

I do like mine, and just got 3 wins in a row in it



FataL_ShadowZ #7 Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:14 PM

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I hated playing it on both of my referral accounts, the gun bloom makes playing it a dire experience.

Miller1973 #8 Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:54 PM

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It's one of the better low tier premiums, the only downside is you have to fire gold a lot of the time.

qpranger #9 Posted 06 June 2020 - 11:00 PM

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Cool kids dont use HE.

Spammable_Lecter #10 Posted 07 June 2020 - 12:05 AM

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View Postqpranger, on 06 June 2020 - 10:00 PM, said:

Cool kids dont use HE.

How do you stay cool when your burning to death inside a armored coffin with your engine or fuel tanks on fire and close to 40 rounds of ammo between your legs or either side of your head ?



Kdingo #11 Posted 07 June 2020 - 12:11 AM

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View PostSpammable_Lecter, on 07 June 2020 - 12:05 AM, said:

How do you stay cool when your burning to death inside a armored coffin with your engine or fuel tanks on fire and close to 40 rounds of ammo between your legs or either side of your head ?

 

Drink a bottle of liquid nitrogen. 



Spurtung #12 Posted 07 June 2020 - 04:35 AM

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View PostKdingo, on 06 June 2020 - 11:11 PM, said:

View PostSpammable_Lecter, on 07 June 2020 - 12:05 AM, said:

How do you stay cool when your burning to death inside a armored coffin with your engine or fuel tanks on fire and close to 40 rounds of ammo between your legs or either side of your head ?

 

Drink a bottle of liquid nitrogen. 

 



StronkiTonki #13 Posted 07 June 2020 - 06:12 AM

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Ah yeah, the joy of HE.

Permatracked a poor ARL 44 today, who was driving in the open, using my Cromwell derp HE shells. :trollface:

Even when he was unspotted, I kept shooting the long range HE shells, and eventually got his health to 0.

 

As for enemies shooting HE at me, encountered a Tiger 131 who was only shooting HE shells at me, which caused me to survive and farm for a long time. Good stuff!



Infryndiira #14 Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:12 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 06 June 2020 - 09:51 PM, said:

 

There's a nice moment in 'A Bridge Too Far' when a German general looks up at the hundreds of Allied planes streaming overhead and says: "To be able, just once, to be able to hold such power in my hands"

You may be more likely to get such enemies in the Excelsior, as it is only tier 5, has pmm, and decent armour.

I do like mine, and just got 3 wins in a row in it


When I drive my Excelsior to battle I almost always get gold-spammed rather than HE-spammed. The latter would be a very welcome change :sceptic:



UserZer00 #15 Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:19 PM

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Everyone knows HE is the best because it's cheap and makes sure you earn more credits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(yes, that is sarcasm)



Kdingo #16 Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:23 PM

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View PostUserZer00, on 07 June 2020 - 03:19 PM, said:

Everyone knows HE is the best because it's cheap and makes sure you earn more credits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(yes, that is sarcasm)

 

There is a certain group of players that roam around in super hellcats shooting he at everything, this tank became more of a meme then the tomato e 100 camping bush years ago.



Search_Warrant #17 Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:23 PM

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i bumrushed a 13 90 last night in my T49. high rolled him for 1045, bam. he ded and dident know what hit him in that short second i rushed him sat in his bush.

 

Derps are stupid for the game, should be removed. but dam if they arent fun when you do the derping.



Spurtung #18 Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:39 PM

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Bulldog_Drummond #19 Posted 07 June 2020 - 05:11 PM

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View PostSpurtung, on 07 June 2020 - 02:39 PM, said:

My sig:

 

I played a game earlier today in my Ram II in which I chanced on a Churchill I and an M4A1, both of which fired HE at me.

They chose.... unwisely; and it did not end well for them.



Erwin_Von_Braun #20 Posted 07 June 2020 - 05:35 PM

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I'll use HE sparingly - mostly for longer range engagements or when I'm shooting at something which regular AP will not pen.

Other than that, it's usually AP.






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