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southerner #1 Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:47 AM

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A nice little reward tank with plenty of german rations to be used by your German crews. Question..... How do we play it ?  Its a light with thick armor for its tier and is a tad slow.
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Profanisaurus #2 Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:10 AM

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Profanisaurus #3 Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:10 AM

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Also play on SG.  You will be playing World of queues to try and get a pref 4 game on AU.

southerner #4 Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:55 AM

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Thanks prof, so i can actually do stuff with this tank rather than just polish its rivets in the garage then ?
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MagicalFlyingFox #5 Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

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Depends if you feel really dirty. PzB2 is probably better though. 

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

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


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If you get tier threes yes and you can machine gun anything apart from a 'tilly.  Your mobility is a problem but it is a light so maintains stealth on the move, all the better if you have a decent Russian light crew to run in it.

 

Like the B2 it is better played platooned (remeber it can only platoon with other Val IIS or a B2) as if you run into a clubber in a Luchs, or a decent tier 4 TD or a tilly you will be in trouble. Three of you however can usually sort them out.



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MagicalFlyingFox #8 Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:19 AM

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View Post_DeL_, on 15 February 2018 - 12:08 PM, said:

Was the easiest 100k Creds ive ever made

 

I did this thing that involved not logging in. Was great. I ended up doing this thing called Steam Library trawling. 

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

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


Profanisaurus #9 Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:22 AM

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I got 200k Del but I already had one.

U12D13 #10 Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:43 AM

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Valentine II has better armor layout than the PzB2 which has obvious weakspots that are actually weak. Most tanks would struggle to pen you even when un-angled. The gun is meh at best but the rate of fire and pressing the ''2'' key when facing another thick skinned tank solves most issues.

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_Sammich_ #11 Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

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View PostU12D13, on 15 February 2018 - 01:43 AM, said:

Valentine II has better armor layout than the PzB2 which has obvious weakspots that are actually weak. Most tanks would struggle to pen you even when un-angled. The gun is meh at best but the rate of fire and pressing the ''2'' key when facing another thick skinned tank solves most issues.

Nope.  Shoot the Val 2 directly above the gun and its auto-pen with anything 45mm pen or above.

 

The B2 although it has weak spots, has a better (and smaller) turret and better sides.


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Profanisaurus #12 Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

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...and is more mobile and looks sexier.

MagicalFlyingFox #13 Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Val 2 also gets worse pen in general. 

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


southerner #14 Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:03 PM

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But will we all keep them ?
 

Or sell at some stage and win it back next year ?

 


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MagicalFlyingFox #15 Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

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


Profanisaurus #16 Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:06 PM

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View Postsoutherner, on 15 February 2018 - 04:03 AM, said:

But will we all keep them ?
 

Or sell at some stage and win it back next year ?

 

 

The 200k Credits was fine recompense. None of the missions were a burden and I'm saving credits for a tier 10.

U12D13 #17 Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:13 PM

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View Post_Sammich_, on 15 February 2018 - 10:53 AM, said:

Nope.  Shoot the Val 2 directly above the gun and its auto-pen with anything 45mm pen or above.

 

The B2 although it has weak spots, has a better (and smaller) turret and better sides.

 

Yup, The val II has that 40mm armor hole around the gun - but its really a small target and low tier guns are not that accurate anyway. In fact, the PzB2 also has armor hole (though smaller, but even weaker at 30mm) around its gun. In turn, it has a large obvious cupola and hull gun weakspot (45mm). The thing about the B2 is that if they miss these weakspots, the armor scales drastically to 115mm+ thickness, resulting in good amounts of damage blocked. The Val II is more of a homogeneous armor layout that's equally thick all round and more suited for newbies.

 

Aka, for seasoned players who know how to angle/over-angle/not-stay completely still/bait shots in the PzB2 - its still undoubtedly the better clubbing machine. But for mouthbreathers or new players, the Val II with its decently thick-all round armor is the way to go - in which its speed doesn't allow it to go suicide off the start anyway.


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View Post_DeL_, on 15 February 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

Was the easiest 100k Creds ive ever made

 

you should have waited until it went off sale to get 200k credits for it. You got a garage slot too!

 

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