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Coincidence #41 Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:27 AM

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It's just the one way tank - you defend or attack, there is no turning back because of "i'm the speed" syndrom. Looses race against KV. My old AMX 40 can bounce shell from zis-6, once even 2 in a row, nasty surprise for that KV. Even menage to frag KV, ARL 44, Wolverine.

Just plan before you do anything, there is no horsepower to avoid heavy stuff. Overall best place for that tank - first line, target practice for enemy makes road safe for others, sad that there is no XP for taking damage, and ... many times you cant catch up with other guys, so perfect battle scenario - your team is camping ;) More than once i find myself with 0 shells fired at the end.

Artificialx #42 Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:27 AM

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View Postburocracy, on 23 January 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

Admit it, this is the only tank ever that can offer you the macabre experience of "accuracy 70%" and "damage:0", in the same battle.

Funniest thing I've ever seen written about this tank :D It's true it has ludicrous accuracy during matches considering how woeful the stats are on the gun. I think that's usually because I'm shooting at someone right in their face from 2 metres away.

serpenta #43 Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

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View PostMajGenMus, on 23 January 2012 - 12:36 PM, said:

Hmm your stats say you have a just over 50% win rate with your wee lil AMX 40 (played 42, won 23), so not "90% winable" then?

Yes better than mine with the abomination, (23 played, won 10), but then I am crap at this - With this tank I have a hit ratio of 54%, an average XP of 161 per match, but a max of 533, so yes, once in a while, when the MM gods love you, you get a stellar game, but most of the time... you die fast or you live pinging away with a small gun.  I was once the last tank on Cliff, plugging away at an American heavy (a paper hull'd tank - I know I have one!), with him just laughing at me, then boom - one shotted when he got bored

Problem is, you can't even die quickly as his speeds make suicide scouting lasts minutes. Once when stock and crew on 50%, it took me 4 minutes to get to church in Malinovka, starting from it's side of the map.

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AMX 12t:

Hull Armor 50/20/15(mm)
Turret Armor 40/20/20(mm)

Impressive values on a tier 5 tank, really! Even if it's speedy. Takes probably 2 shots that won't even bounce, it also has its engine in the front of the hull. For me, this will be hell of a grind after the rubber duck... But then again, people can't be all the same.

Give an AMX 40 speed and it will be better tank, give him gun with decent pen and it will be a better tank. 12t is not as fast as T-50-2, or as bouncy as Leo (though there are things that it'll bounce from time to time, and it's three shot kill for short 8.8, same as counterparts), but it's the only tank on that tier which can rip 60%-70% hp off of T28(US) in 10s and run back for cover just to return after 15s and finish it off :D

Bloodaxe31 #44 Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

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After three games and zero wins (zero anything!) I just couldn't face anymore  :o of this speeding slug AMX 40 and resorted to using some free XP to move on to the AMX 12t.

Which is quite a change to be sure - and despite being blown away in minutes in it's first few games I'm about even now (curiously half my games seem to have been at Westfield).

What success I've had with it has come from hiding, shooting and scooting - and then (if I'm still alive at the end) racing to enemy base and doing nasty things to artillery with a six shooter.

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noobie #45 Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

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sold it yestarday, farewell wish never see you again

Karl_Kroenen #46 Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

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i know how you feel :)

I bought the upgraded turret, the last gun and the AMX12t from free xp, just to leave this pure-awesome-shit behind :)

Skalski #47 Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

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For a cavalry tank, sure feels like it'd have a hard time keeping up with cavalry.

Or infantry.

Not quite sure the speed is what it was meant to be.

MantrasOfWar #48 Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:30 AM

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View PostArtificialx, on 23 January 2012 - 10:51 AM, said:

Then your enemies are doing it wrong, it is not a hard tank to kill unless you are dumb enough to go face on with it (even then, terrible weak-spot below the turret). Your 90% only counts for lower tiers. At best. Tier 5 upwards you get raped. PzIV, rape, KV, rape, even the T1 heavy, rape, and I haven't even mentioned the fact you get put in matches with F-ing Tigers. You seem to be talking about best case scenario, but "best case" is less than 50% of the matches MM gives you. Respectfully, you are talking nonsense. This tank is only close to OK when it is in the top quarter in the ranking and on a relatively small map.



And, I've laughed while Hetzers bounced off me while I chewed slowly through their lower plate. But then you meet the Hetzer who knows where to shoot and bye bye in one shot. Don't presume that your success is because of your actions only and not their failings.

I KILLED A HETZER 1VS1 CLOSE COMBAT [THINK THE HETZER WAS A NOOB :))]

JeffyShow #49 Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:40 PM

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funny thing is that I grinded amx40,yea it is sh..
then I unlocked the amx12t and came to a conclusion that I wont play Fra tanks at all.
stop the grind.

Yeshim #50 Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

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Finally got rid of mine too, 38 battles in the thing and I will never EVER touch it again (unless it somehow recieves major buffs)

Good riddance

CrazyWelshy #51 Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

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Goodbye steel ducky!  And don't rest in peace!  REST IN BLOODY PIECES!!! <_<

Silu_0 #52 Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:10 AM

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Halfway to the amx12t (without prem) Well, this isn't the best time of my life, let's put it that way. Actually, it's the first tank that made me leeching and afking very tempting, especially in tier 7 matches (which are 75%) Which I won't do, cause my bloody conscience won't let me.

Vahal #53 Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

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turn off consience like ppl turn off brain when starting WoT you'll feel better. :Smile_honoring:

B00D00 #54 Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

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Words cannot express how happy i will be when i never have to drive this tank again. The only thing that speaks for it is the nice little Bullseye that all french tanks have but in this case it fits the tank perfectly. Its a sitting duck, the only difference being that lame blind and elderly ducks move faster and cause more damage than this brick of a Vehicle.

God it feels good to vent some of this. Let me put it this way, people who Grind this thing will eventually (Within the first two games) need a Psychiatrist.

XenTexx #55 Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

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Huh? Am I the only one not hating this little tabnkie?
Maybe I'm lucky, but it served me quite well. The lack of speed does make for frustrating matches though, I've been in matches where the enemies were all killed with me only being halfway their base without seeing a single target. Or when you try to keep up with a push, only to see them all killed and you facing all their tanks without having shot a single shell to help.

71 winrate, 451 XP per battle and averaging 1 kill per battle.

Sure, it's not a fun tank to play, but I just cannot hate it either.

Lolwut #56 Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:37 PM

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Silu_0 #57 Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

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4k to go. Yesterday I had 60% WR, today it dropped to 44%, because I'm loosing battle after battle. This tank attracts moronic teams today. And even if I'm top tier I'm too slow to get to the battlezone in time and influence the battle.

Ziddix #58 Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

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I just began the grind on the AMX40 -.- Atm, I feel like getting free experience on something more fun. Until I can decide, I am going to continue living on aspirin.

Skalski #59 Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:03 PM

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Used free xp to arrive at the panzerduck and regretted all but three battles in it. Firstly because I prefer having escape as an option, secondly because of the MM.

At least it was a short pain...

MoveZig #60 Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:43 AM

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Christ, I feel like the AMX40 is a troll tank. When I finally grinded enough to buy the better turret, I was told I needed a better suspension. FUUUUUUU-




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