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WarHawk109

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#1 13 years ago

Sorry, but i've got a rant to spew.

It really pisses me off how the use of tactics plays no role in tank battles, it's basicly whoever has the biggest gun wins, that's not right. The M8 is perfect for its speed, and can easly out flank other tanks without being noticed, yet, it doesn't matter since when you do out flank a tiger and start pounding it's rear, all the tiger has to do is take it's sweet time to turn around and hit you once. :Puzzled:

One time I got the drop on a Crusader and hit it 7 freaking times before it rotated it's turret around and fired two shots to kill me. You can't tell me theres nothing wrong with that. I don't care if that's realistic or not, it's not fun!




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 13 years ago

Teamwork also involves a bit of wit. Perhaps have two tanks flank the enemy on both sides?




WarHawk109

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#3 13 years ago
Ensign RilesTeamwork also involves a bit of wit. Perhaps have two tanks flank the enemy on both sides?

No one ever does that. :|




McGibs

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#4 13 years ago

if the gun isnt going to penetrate, its not going to penetrate. doesnt matter how many times you shoot it.

Tiger's are just as armored in the rear as they are at the sides.

By your logic, small fast light tanks should totally own every heavy tank. that's idiotdic. There's a very good reason why tigers were feared so much.

Use some wit next time, and dont be stupid and attack a tiger with an m8.




emonkies

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#5 13 years ago

WarHawk109Sorry, but i've got a rant to spew.

It really pisses me off how the use of tactics plays no role in tank battles, it's basicly whoever has the biggest gun wins, that's not right. The M8 is perfect for its speed, and can easly out flank other tanks without being noticed, yet, it doesn't matter since when you do out flank a tiger and start pounding it's rear, all the tiger has to do is take it's sweet time to turn around and hit you once. :Puzzled:

One time I got the drop on a Crusader and hit it 7 freaking times before it rotated it's turret around and fired two shots to kill me. You can't tell me theres nothing wrong with that. I don't care if that's realistic or not, it's not fun!

If I understand this correctly your complaing that you used a M8 Greyhound and could'nt kill a Tiger?

You need a 76mm gun or better to take out a Tiger. It has the same 80mm armor on side and tail, 37mm just dont cut it. Think of shooting a Tiger in the sides and rear as trying to take out a PzIV's front armor. Would you try and stand toe to toe with a PzIV in a M8?

The M8's 37mm gun should be perfectly fine for sides of PzIV and StuG III. Its not strong enough to do much to a Tiger and I wouldnt suggest trying it on a Panther either.

I cant say what the deal was with the Crusader, I have never had problems killing it. It isnt well armored and was main reason it was replaced by Valentine tank in the Cruiser role til the Cromwell and Centaur arrived.

In the simpliest terms....If your going to smack a cat in the ass with a stick and didnt hurt it...GET A BIGGER STICK!




Count Nosferatu

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#6 13 years ago
it's basicly whoever has the biggest gun wins

Hahaha you take your KT... I'll take my M10, we'll see who knocks each other out at long range :) But seriously, you are in fact not using your wits enough. Since when can an armoured car take out a heavy tank in real life [unless you catch the crew camping or get a very very very lucky hit on the exhaust]? For lesser tanks like Shermans, use the terrain. Its actually easier being Allies than Axis because most of the time the axis tank drivers believe themselves to be invincible and drive across open terrain guns blazing as opposed to sneaking around and using the terrain to their advantage. There are exceptions to this of course and I have seen many people from this forum stalk properly with their tank.




Fer

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#7 13 years ago

i killed a tiger with a stuart shooting him twice ON THE TOP OF IT. :)




[11PzG]matyast

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#8 13 years ago

errrr....on top

Try on side...and die....

Hehe...this reminds me of the good old days when I was knifing tanks in 0.65 ;) Tankers got crazy, they couldn't shake me off....pissed them off as hell...




WarHawk109

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#9 13 years ago

It's not just tigers though! it's happened going up against others aswell. :(




[11PzG]matyast

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#10 13 years ago

hehe....check your ping then...