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Community #1 Posted 05 November 2020 - 06:00 AM

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Take a look at the latest Top of the Tree special focusing on the British tank destroyer line and the mighty FV217 Badger.

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undutchable80 #2 Posted 05 November 2020 - 07:42 AM

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Starting this journey with the Tortoise. :great:

wsatnutter #3 Posted 05 November 2020 - 07:43 AM

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boooom wtf was that

BSHDBCG #4 Posted 05 November 2020 - 09:59 AM

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This line seems a bit too slow for the current meta.

Duke_Harkonnen #5 Posted 05 November 2020 - 10:06 AM

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20,000EXP as main reward for 200k damage is pathetic. It is new tradition and it is shame.

Previously was reward piece of equipment, now its worthless. Give us rather some big crew book.


Edited by Duke_Harkonnen, 05 November 2020 - 10:49 AM.


Inappropriate_noob #6 Posted 05 November 2020 - 11:11 AM

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The badger is a clear step down from the tortoise, sold mine in disgust, penetrable from just about anywhere.

Sturmi_0545 #7 Posted 05 November 2020 - 11:39 AM

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This includes x5 XP per vehicle every day, Crew XP bonuses, and other significantly reduced rewards

env1ro #8 Posted 05 November 2020 - 11:48 AM

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Badger - yummy DPM, very epic gun handling. Armor quite OK (people just learned how to pen it), mobility... casual from this tech tree line :)

 

Worth it in overall!



Simona2k #9 Posted 05 November 2020 - 11:54 AM

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Nice

Geno1isme #10 Posted 05 November 2020 - 12:05 PM

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While the Tortoise is great, the Badger is probably the most useless T10 TD in the game. The frontal armor only works if it is hulldown, and even then can be penned by many tanks with PM unless fully using the gun-depression. The gun has pretty bad pen values for a TD (in fact most heavies and meds have higher premium pen values), and the lack of alpha means that against heavy armor even the HE ammo is pretty useless. All that wouldn't be so bad if the tank were at least somewhat mobile, but despite a good hp/t ratio it is limited to 30 kp/h, so can't even keep up with most heavies. In the end, it is practically inferior to the E3 in every way, except for those few situations where you can actually exploit your DPM-advantage (like once every 50 games).

SlyMeerkat #11 Posted 05 November 2020 - 12:26 PM

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Already done this line but got no interest in buying the Badger just yet, even whilst its on discount.

Edited by SlyMeerkat, 05 November 2020 - 12:27 PM.


reddog102 #12 Posted 05 November 2020 - 01:24 PM

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Why would I? The DeathStar which was the only reason for grinding this line has been removed and a TURD put in it's place that no amount of polishing will ever fix, so no thanks.

 

Apologies to the Tortoise at T9 as it appears to be quite good.



Bordhaw #13 Posted 05 November 2020 - 01:25 PM

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View PostBSHDBCG, on 05 November 2020 - 08:59 AM, said:

This line seems a bit too slow for the current meta.


TD is Yes + No turret is Yes + British is Yes + Slow is Yes = Don't Play.

 



Gremlin182 #14 Posted 05 November 2020 - 01:41 PM

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While not a bad TD its not great either, it could do with a buff to the front lower plate as when you use the gun depression that part of its armour becomes extremely weak.

On the flat the armour isnt bad mostly around 300mm but the lower plate is 240, if you use the gun depression that very obvious weakness drops to barely 200..

Though the rest of the armour is now 400mm, it takes a lot of skill to judge it just right angle but hide the lower plate.

 

By comparison the tier 9 tortoise while it has less armour generally though still very good its lower plate is 270mm head on and if you use the gun depression its still as effective

 

Already have this line, might buy back some of the lower tiers if I am bored but really its a case of waiting till the 20th buying the Patton then waiting till the next TOTT and see if its a line I don't yet have.

At this rate I might have to start paying full price for my tier 9 and 10 tanks,:) everything is unlocked and researched except for 3 Polish tanks.

The only reason they are not researched is that I ran out of Polish national blueprints.

 

 

 



Duke_Harkonnen #15 Posted 05 November 2020 - 01:57 PM

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T95 or Tortoise? 

Miepie #16 Posted 05 November 2020 - 02:00 PM

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View PostGremlin182, on 05 November 2020 - 01:41 PM, said:

 

At this rate I might have to start paying full price for my tier 9 and 10 tanks,:) 

 

 

There will possibly be tech tree discounts next week around the 11th of november, though. At least, there were in 2018 and 2019. 



Hobknobbs #17 Posted 05 November 2020 - 02:28 PM

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Slow, turretless and easy to kill. Makes you an NPC tank for easy XP farming, the enemy team will rejoice seeing you in the loading screen! 

Shrewd_Ape_In_The_Mist #18 Posted 05 November 2020 - 03:07 PM

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View PostDuke_Harkonnen, on 05 November 2020 - 12:57 PM, said:

T95 or Tortoise? 

Look at this:

And you should know immediately that you just can't simply walk past this cutie.

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As I already have T95 (and love it) I think I'm going with the Badger line too but just like with the E3 line not all the way but only to tier IX since a lot of people are saying Badger is trash and I've no reason to not believe them.

If we're talking about what is better tier to tier then:

T95>E3 (actually it'd make more sense to me if the doom turtle was tier X and E3 tier IX :mellow:)

Tortoise>Badger

Unfortunately.

 


Edited by Shrewd_Ape_In_The_Mist, 05 November 2020 - 03:14 PM.


Dr_Wycior #19 Posted 05 November 2020 - 03:39 PM

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Real shame the unreliable gun doesn't allow to utilise the DPM.

kovertjenko #20 Posted 05 November 2020 - 06:12 PM

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As long as there is gold ammo in this game ,there is absolutely no point in playing  heavily armoured tanks.




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