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Joelchaletos #1 Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:21 PM


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So I have been driving tanks like the t-26, m-2, t-2 etc. All rather narrow and short tanks.

Now I am grinding tanks such as the Pz 3E, t-46, t-28. With the Pz lll E and the t-46 a lot more of the font pokes out to take a shot than say the m2. A lot more exposed when I take a shot etc. 

So how do I play these tanks differently from the smaller ones? 


MagicalFlyingFox #2 Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:49 PM

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at those tiers, your best bet is to wait for the enemy to get distracted before peeking out and pull back completely if you are. If you have more HP and they are a 1 shot and if its safe to do so, don't worry about taking damage if it is worth it to kill them. 


Generally though, you do not want to poke around a corner with your side exposed. It might be quicker to peek but it makes you much more vulnerable. Try to peek out on an angle so that you expose mainly the front of your tank, preferably only the front of your tank until your gun can bear on the target. 


This skill is extremely important when you get higher up the tiers and play tanks with effective armour. 


 A. Guy on 02 June 2018 - 12:40 AM, said:

Destroyer of Tier 6 CW... says it all about you.

JOC469 #3 Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

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Look for opportunities to use your teammates as meat shields, or other forms of natural cover like rubble or window openings.


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kickim #4 Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:01 AM

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bigger tanks good for ramming smaller tanks.

0__lol__0 #5 Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Good question. I'll let you know when I find out... :)


The thing about each tank is to know what it does really well, and what it's weakness(es) are.


You mentioned the T28. It's a good example of what you ate asking, probably the best.


It's strengths are it's 57mm gun, and decent mobility. As you say, it's size and lack of armour are it's weakness.


So, don't brawl up close like you would in a better armoured tank, unless you know that you can take them out quickly with your dpm, and that's a decision for mid to late game. 


Let the faster smaller tanks spot for you. Then stay in cover and use that awesome gun to its strengths. Things getting too hot? Leave. It's actually pretty mobile for a block of flats. You need to make that decision early though, and that's something I still struggle with: reading what is about to happen in time to get out of there...



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Matt_B #6 Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

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Yeah, corner poking is usually a game best left to the top tier heavies. If you're in a medium tank with paper armour, you're better off waiting for someone else on your team to draw a shot so you can pop out during the reload and fire with impunity, or using your mobility to engage the tank from a different angle where it won't have its gun pointing. Don't be tempted to push out where more than one enemy can shoot at you though, and be prepared to burn your repair kit if you get the timing wrong and end up tracked and exposed.

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By the way, I'm yet to get around to "rescuing" tanks like the T28 from my numpty start in this game...so do as I say, not as I did. :)
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Defiance_ #8 Posted 02 August 2017 - 01:21 PM


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if a T-28 is large? what is a type 5 heavy then? :D


But Seriously, T-28 is a good tank for its tier. Use it strengths and abuse the hell out of it. Peek-a-boo tactics work pretty well on it, Don't trade fire with other tanks tho.



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View PostDefiance_, on 02 August 2017 - 05:21 AM, said:

if a T-28 is large? what is a type 5 heavy then? :D


But Seriously, T-28 is a good tank for its tier. Use it strengths and abuse the hell out of it. Peek-a-boo tactics work pretty well on it, Don't trade fire with other tanks tho.

 Peek a boo in t-28? Are we talking about the same tank lol? You should always be trading in the t28 when necessary. You out dpm just abit everything at your tier and above. Peek a boo with it is the worst thing you could do. If anything, the shitty -3 depression really sucks on it for trying to ridgeline as well.

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