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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: FV214 Conqueror


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The_Chieftain #1 Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

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We move now to the FV214 Conqueror, that wonderful British heavy tank.





thorpj #2 Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

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very nice!

Btw vid didn't load in main news page (did on this page)

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RalphTheTheatreCat #3 Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

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Nice.
I love the last comment.
"I have no idea what manganese is, but it must be good".

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Capt_Howdy #4 Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:06 AM

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lol pretty cool stuff there.
Manganese alloy or Mangalloy is made by alloying steel, containing 0.8 to 1.25% carbon, with 11 to 15% manganese. Mangalloy is a unique non-magnetic steel with extreme anti-wear properties. The material is very resistant to abrasion and will achieve up to three times its surface hardness during conditions of impact, without any increase in brittleness which is usually associated with hardness. This allows mangalloy to retain its toughness.

 


ouchthathurts #5 Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

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View Postthorpj, on 16 February 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

The not-so-proud owner of a Churchill VII. It's completely underpowered! Have a look at the forums, just search Churchill 7...
900k down the toilet, I hope it gets better..

If you have trouble with the Churchill VII, it probably won't get better for you. I find the Black Prince more difficult to play well, not less.

That's not to say either is a bad tank or underpowered, and I believe you're simply playing the Churchill VII wrong. I'm neither a great player nor particularly fast at learning to play any particular tank, but according to vbaddict.net in my 52 battles in the Churchill VII last month (the latter part of my 82 total battles) I achieved:
  • 55.77% win rate
  • 44.23% survival rate
  • 1,193 XVM efficiency (not sure if this is old or new)
  • 843.50 XP/game (489.38 without premium/daily bonus)
  • 45,515 damage dealt (875.29/game)
  • 152.43% damage dealt:received ratio
  • 58 kills (1.12 per game)
  • 112 base capture points

It's not the God of Tanks my Churchill III is, but given that I was less experienced when playing the Churchill VII and didn't platoon on the VII at all, it's not bad. It's also comparable with my KV-1S.

All pre-9.5 tier I through VI tanks played and elited.


Ranork #6 Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

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The Brit tanks suffer the same issues all the way through the tech tree right to the top tiers.
It's not so much that they are bad tanks, quite the contrary, its just a completely different play style you must adopt to get the hang of them.
Problem for most experienced players is they have become used to tanks that have a bit of front armour and can slug it out.
This is definitly not the case for the Brit tanks.
If you end up in a game as a top tier you still have to hope that others below you can do the push and you just backing them up with your high pen high RoF but low alpha.
You almost have to try an predict where the oppositions heavy push will be and either try and avoid it or get your self in a position to snipe them as they push but without being engaged by them.
Another last point if you do get yourself into a position where you have no choice but to face them then dont do it square on, give them an angled front.

The_Chieftain #7 Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

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Added Part 2.

IJN_Amatsukaze #8 Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

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Chief would you ever do the IS-3? XD


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Mowie #9 Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

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More great vids Chief.  :Smile_honoring:

"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
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ouchthathurts #10 Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

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Part 2 is brilliant. It really gives a great sense of how cramped the space in a tank really was, and the kind of problems it caused.

It's interesting that both the rate of fire of the game version and its ability to fire on the move are utterly unhistorical. Not that, as someone grinding that tree right now, I'm objecting to that at all!

All pre-9.5 tier I through VI tanks played and elited.


thorpj #11 Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

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View Postouchthathurts, on 17 February 2013 - 07:08 AM, said:

If you have trouble with the Churchill VII, it probably won't get better for you. I find the Black Prince more difficult to play well, not less.

That's not to say either is a bad tank or underpowered, and I believe you're simply playing the Churchill VII wrong. I'm neither a great player nor particularly fast at learning to play any particular tank, but according to vbaddict.net in my 52 battles in the Churchill VII last month (the latter part of my 82 total battles) I achieved:
  • 55.77% win rate
  • 44.23% survival rate
  • 1,193 XVM efficiency (not sure if this is old or new)
  • 843.50 XP/game (489.38 without premium/daily bonus)
  • 45,515 damage dealt (875.29/game)
  • 152.43% damage dealt:received ratio
  • 58 kills (1.12 per game)
  • 112 base capture points

It's not the God of Tanks my Churchill III is, but given that I was less experienced when playing the Churchill VII and didn't platoon on the VII at all, it's not bad. It's also comparable with my KV-1S.




Heya, quite rrecently I joined a clan, been doing some platooning, I decided to stuff the deep (mistake in getting it at all) and use the 75m hv. It's more a support tank :) with heavy armour that isn't that helpful (weak spots) but thanx for the heads up!
I've done too many stock grinds as a noob to have any fun now. now i just hate at pubbies!

thorpj #12 Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

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As for sniping with the Churchill low speed, that is a viable strategy. At least in the world of SEA it's not hard to work out where they're going.... FORWARD!
I've done too many stock grinds as a noob to have any fun now. now i just hate at pubbies!

Panther2NZ #13 Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

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so much for shooting on the move

Da_blak_Barun #14 Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

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Man that tank looks so cramped inside.

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The_Chieftain #15 Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:25 PM

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Mowie #16 Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

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Thanks for another good review Chief.

"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
The grass is always greener and the enemy tank is always better then yours until, you drive it!
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The_Chieftain #17 Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

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Adding the final part.



Mowie #18 Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

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Thanks agains Chief. Keep up the good work.  

Also loving the bloopers/out takes at the end. :Smile_honoring:  +1

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The grass is always greener and the enemy tank is always better then yours until, you drive it!
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FryaDuck #19 Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

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Nice vids but I have problems with WG incorrectly naming weaponry. The "expert" (x being an unknown quantity and spurt being a drip under pressure) fails at understanding the British Nomenclature system using terms like ROF and OQF.  I could write a treatise for you explaining the terms and the differences in exchange for correction of the game.

There are many other things wrong in the game that are possibly more important. One example is the 105mm M2A2 Gun/Howitzer that is used in the M7 Priest. The gun was never a one man lay, the gun was layed by two men one for elevation (RHS) and one for line (LHS). There was never any ability to lay the gun for elevation on the right hand side. Despite this the devs won't change it to the correct lay.

I would really like to see a vid of the M7 Priest so we can all laugh at WG and their inaccuracies.

Da_blak_Barun #20 Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

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Any chance of a vid on that IS3 next ??.

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