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SchnelleHans #1 Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

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Just got this horrible brick. I got some free xp, so I researched all modules. And it's complete crap. I'm only static burden to any team I'm put into. The 75mm gun is completely useless, can't penetrate anything. So this tank moves at speed that can be measured only by geologists, its gunless, and it's completely blind (I cant spot shooting KV in middle of a field beyond 50 metres).  

How do you play it? There is obviously no point in shooting at anyone, so I was thinking maybe I can try to just shield my team mates? But then again, they have to wait for me looooooooong time.

I would try kamikadze, but, ehm, the speed...

Kajaani #2 Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

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Best way to play it is to skip the whole piece of crap  :Smile_great:

SchnelleHans #3 Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

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Yep, my second game with this **** decided that, I'm not playing one more game with this crap, will rather wait and skip it for free exp.
So thanks for the advice :lol:

stagediver #4 Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

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if i see some AMX 40 in my KV i completely ignore them.....i leave them to weaker team mates....they are happy to get some easy food.... (sad but true)

CuP1D #5 Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

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Yep - I bought one after watching a promotional video where it looked quite fast and fun! Dun dun dun duuuuunnn...... I found in the first game it was most certainly NOT!

Very sad in my honest opinion as it could have been a fun little tank to drive, and the devs could have played with it a bit due to the shaped armour etc, but no!

Missed opportunity

Very sad :(

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Honza_H34 #6 Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:17 AM

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This tanks is the new undisputed king of "What the hell is this? Please end my suffering, I cant take it after 5 battles anymore!". If it wasn´t so incredibly ugly, I would try it just because of this : D . This tank was maybe strong in the first few days when French tanks were introduced as nobody knew it and dinged on it, now my B1 eats them alive while they throw potatoes from theirs pathetic gun. It is just awesome how the whole duck has whole track side covered with thick plate, but its front and rear wheels stick out of it and shout "destroy my tracks please with one 47mm shot". Oh and the ventilation in back is also one of the worlds greatest inventions.

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SchnelleHans #7 Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

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@Honza: Haha funny (and yummy):D But true, playing this tank is not good for anyones sanity.

blacklupos #8 Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

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I got really lucky and past this little duck in only 7 games without using free xp tnx to the 5xp event. Every time there is such event I buy a crappy tank to grind it faster :P

Homer_J #9 Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:52 AM

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View PostSchnelleHans, on 05 March 2012 - 11:35 PM, said:

The 75mm gun is completely useless, can't penetrate anything.

Oh really, maybe I rammed all these to death?

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SchnelleHans #10 Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 07 March 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:

Oh really, maybe I rammed all these to death?

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Impressive, congratz. But I don't think this really proves it's a decent gun, it's just proves your a capable player. I don't even have the nerves to try it...

TheDOD #11 Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

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I guess i there is the oportunity to try to defend the flag with it (pretty good armor, and the SA that can penetrate sides on some enemyes), but it's an awefull tank. It's slower than my KV-3

Miscent #12 Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

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TBH, I just fuly upgraded this 'duck'. And I'm starting to love it.
This night I had some bad luck with MM, but was able to hold up a T29 by making him run around a boulding for about 6 min while my teammates were killing his teammates.
In MM where I'm at the top only td's and spg's can really hurt me(marder II the most). When they are taken out I'll put my tank in the front of the line and make the enemy focus on me while the others can go around and kill them.
I also have a pretty good winratio with this tank.

The thing is, you just need to find the way to fight with this tank.
Avoid the big guns and block the routes of scouts (the gun is good enough to kill them).

But it must match your playstyle, I understand alot of people don't like it.

knightM #13 Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

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Well now after getting it to gold status and unlocking the 12t I decided not to sell it. Have to try it in 7.2 in case there are some changes and in case its MM changes.
From 50 battles I got 56% wins and 1400 efficiency rating, that's starting from stock with 75% crew. The stock gun is useless btw can't penetrate even most tier II.


It can be a lot of fun and it can be really frustrating.
If it's top tier in the match it's maybe even overpowered, put it in the bottom tier and it's useless, but even as middle tier it can be a lot of fun. Basically have to be carefull to avoid things that can hurt you, or as in one game even tell your teammates to kill just those (2 Marders), after those are dead just take the shortest path to enemy base :D

Once went with it straight on Malinovka vs tier III with some 7 people left there, killed 3 and damaged some more on the other side before concetrated fire into the engine took me out (made a mistake not to put the engine against a wall), took alltogether 78 hits - one of them was using autocannon but that was the first one I killed cause it was irritating  :lol:

killakanz #14 Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

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I got mine fully upgraded from the moment I bought it thanks to free xp.

It's the worst tank I have ever tried. The only kills I've made with it are tier 3 arties...

I played 12 battles with the AMX 38, scoring 10 kills and inflicting 1,871 damage.
By comparison, I've now done 12 battles in the AMX 40 and have only scored 3 kills and inflicted 800 damage.

I consider the AMX 40 to be a considerable downgrade to it's predecessor, it's slow, it's near harmless and the armour doesn't really stand up at all to anything tier IV and above, which it faces most of the time.

Tempra #15 Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

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The AMX 40 is huge fun if you're incredibly lucky and get put in a match where it's armor matters, so no arty's and no tier 5 or above tanks, and then you will own them all.

But that happens all too rarely, so i sold mine.

nulero82 #16 Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

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This tank is a crap, please add engine most powerful or better gun or remove tank.

Kanjejou #17 Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

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Armor is ok for his tier but al the rest is poor you dotn see far your gun is bad and don't talk about its mobility.

i play it because I like the way it look

stagediver #18 Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

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if you are top tank you rule.....if you arent....just food

thats why i love my 152 Kv so much.....anyway if im top or not....its always fun ;)

coldarchon #19 Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 07 March 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:

Oh really, maybe I rammed all these to death?

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you made more kills in one game than I did in all my 16 games I had with him. This tank is so slow you couldn't capture a base with it if you moved straight there after start ..

stagediver #20 Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

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View Postcoldarchon, on 03 April 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

you made more kills in one game than I did in all my 16 games I had with him. This tank is so slow you couldn't capture a base with it if you moved straight there after start ..

look at the enemy side....nothing that can kill a AMX40......as i said: "god if you are top tank (or have B1 as enemies)"....but hell if you arent