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Poll: Caernarvon Is it worth it? (8 members have cast votes)

Is the Caernarvon worth it?

  1. Yes (5 votes [62.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. No (3 votes [37.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

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Hotrodcoupe12 #1 Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:21 PM

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I like the Caernarvon it has a good gun. Okay side scraper and excellent hull down tank

The line leading to it

Vickers Medium Mk 1 - Good gun bad accuracy and no armour

Vickers Medium Mk II - Good Gun getting better accuracy but has no armour

Vickers Medium Mk III - Mediocre Gun no armour (Not the Best)

Matilda - Great armour, slow and great gun that has high rof high pen but low damage (which can make TOG get hurt)

Churchill I - Great armour, slower and great gun with a medium tank gun.

Churchill VII - Great Side scraper, slow speed, medium tank gun okay turret armour

Black Prince - The gun is getting better, Great side scraper, slow, good turret armour

Caernarvon - Great turret armour, good medium tank gun (accurate than most), people under estimate them in strongholds. It is faster despite not being the fastest heavy, arty magnet, somehow ammo rack a e75 from 500m away through a window despite low calibre gun. Good at conserving health. I think this is only worth it if feel like a heavy that acts like a medium tanks. Also beware the British Heavys

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_Storm #2 Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:34 PM

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This has got to be one of the most pointless threads I've ever read.

 

if you had copy pasted the stats from the wiki it would have more depth than this.



terminator999 #3 Posted 04 June 2015 - 03:01 PM

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Basically what Storm said. Why does the previous line matter when buying the Caernarvon? You seem to know all about it so is this really necessary?

 

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Hotrodcoupe12 #4 Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:01 PM

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Well people haven't talked about the Caernarvon much but this is what I experienced in it. "Is it worth it" this bit is to make peoples mind up personally no until I try out the Conquerer
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HoPeY_ #5 Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:10 PM

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Med and Heavy are keepers IMHO on the right maps. Love their guns after recently re-buying both.

_KayGeraint_ #6 Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

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le caernarvon is fun and good imo


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ThomChen114 #7 Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:43 PM

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the Caernarvon is a good tank in the hand of good players who can use the strengths of the tank well and know how to hide or mitigate the weaknesses of this tank

it's a supporting heavy tank, and that's not a bad thing for the Caernarvon. it's quite content to leave the frontline brawling to other tier VIII heavy tanks like the IS-3, 110 and Tiger II. and while the 20-pdr may not have as much DPS as the T32's 105, the 20-pdr gun has better accuracy and penetration than the 105mm gun

 

it's also only a good tank versus bad players, because good players who know how to beat the Caernarvon will give you a hard time

it's highly situational, the Caernarvon prefers mid range engagements on hilly terrain and has to find every opportunity to go hull down otherwise it won't survive for long in the open

 

the Caernarvon was my first tier 8 heavy tank, and it was a nice break after the Black Prince which while having great armor (for sidescraping) had a barely adequate gun


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Meany #8 Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:52 PM

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I loved the Caern so much that it is still in my garage, the only other tanks I've done this with is the 2801 and the PZIII/IV.. It has a great ability to harass higher tier tanks with its higher pen and good accuracy as said above, the armour is good enough verse your own tier save for tds as long as you cover the LFP and put a bit of an angle on the front. The side skirts/tracks make eating shots very easy, especially with HEAT spammers. Going hull down is both good and bad with it, yes they cannot hit your hull, but the roof of the turret is easily penned, especially if you are firing flat (not downwards and hiding your roof).

You can fire twice for the majority of each tanks single shots, so being aggressive works really well. But in the end, if you recall the centurian 1, just think, -5km/h top speed but with everything else better, fires faster, more accurate, better gun handling in general really.. along with higher hp and armour values.







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