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CardinalMite #1 Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:35 PM

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So going up through the German LT line trying to decide whether to go hwk12 or Indien panzer towards the Leopard PTA. What's everyone's opinion hwk12 or Indian?

 

Didn't the Indien get buffed recently ish?

 

Currently doing ok on SP1C 60% win rate after 35 battles, have unlocked Indien, not sure about going to the tier 10 LT given it isn't exactly a carry machine...


Edited by CardinalMite, 10 September 2019 - 10:39 PM.

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Twit_ #2 Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:55 PM

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The indien panzer after the buffs make it a perfectly average tier VIII medium. HWK 12 is one of the worst lights in the game saved only by its good VR. Both are trash either way. Go for the indien, so you don't have to waste time on the extra retraining costs for different class crew when you get the PTA

 



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Sound advice. I didn't mind the IP before, so if it got buffed it could be quite pleasant... For a tier 8 that isn't a premium at least...

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Puggsley #4 Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:17 AM

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Its such a shame that tech tree tanks are so ordinary at T8, The T8 prems have wrecked that tier.

CardinalMite #5 Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:36 AM

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Yeah I am leaning towards the Indian primarily because I can further develop a medium crew I have in it while simultaneously grinding it in Frontline.

 

Also while I enjoy playing LTs I want to keep my hand in with mediums... Although the Panther 2 is giving me the shits. Otoh I am loving the Udes 16, just works really well for me and fun to play. The P2 can die in a fire, that thing is so far out of meta it's funny.

 

Thanks for the advice lads. 


Edited by CardinalMite, 11 September 2019 - 09:47 AM.

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Several_Sins #6 Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:23 AM

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The Indian Panzer is great even before the buffs. Use it's gun depression and murder from the ridge lines with that great 90mm it has and it's surprisingly nimble for its size - much more so than the Panther II.

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That's not much of a benchmark in the nimbleness stakes there Sin!

CardinalMite #8 Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:57 AM

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Yeah the Panther 2 is nimble like a 3 legged elephant in quicksand..


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View PostPuggsley, on 12 September 2019 - 10:40 AM, said:

That's not much of a benchmark in the nimbleness stakes there Sin!

 

True! But at least it plays like a medium instead of a Tiger H in tier 8... 


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Puggsley #10 Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:50 AM

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I'll take your word for it, I can almost certainly say that i will not be adding to my number of Panther 2 games.

 

I shiver whenever i see one with the ultra long stock gun. I don't know of a better use of free XP.



CardinalMite #11 Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:26 AM

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Started with Indien P last night. Free XP'd the tracks, middle gun was unlocked from other tanks so using the L71 88 not the top one. Base engine is a bit sluggish but still better than a Panther 2. Managed to unlock the top engine after about 5 - 6 battles, makes it ok, not fast but decent.

 

10 battles now 80% win rate, which will surely drop, but perfectly usable medium. Doesn't excell really  anywhere but isnt super bad anywhere either. 

 

Armour can get some troll bounces but don't rely on it, although decent side scraping with good side armour. Gun is fairly accurate with good crew and food it comes down to 0.31. 0.33 without food.

 

I am running  it with rammer, optics, vert stabs, feels right, I will usually go for optics over vents on mediums unless it is an out and brawler tank with really bad  gun  handling.

 

Looking forward to unlocking the top 90mm gun. It is better in just about every way than the L71 but I would say not that much better that you have to free xp it for the grind; so long as you are prepared to use premium ammo as necessary.


Edited by CardinalMite, 14 September 2019 - 09:31 AM.

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