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Old 03-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #6571
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Got it working right the last few days and engaged in a few battles.

Can't figure out the clan/platoon thing - do I need an invite? I signed up as 'Grainbelt' there as well.
I sent you a clan invite. Log into worldoftanks.com to accept. Also PMed you the Teamspeak info.

The drop down under the battle button is where you create a platoon. 2 person platoons for non premium. 3 for premium.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #6572
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Thanks Dave, I appreciate your input.
I had a 56% win ratio with the Hetzer. There were a couple battles I managed to turn around for a win for my team. I figured, with the heavier frontal armor of the Stug III, this would continue. Boy was I surprised

I'm not sure which way I'm going at this point. I picked up the Hetzer when they had the special on German TD's. I do like to snipe, I'll try to concentrate on that with my Stug III if that's what it's built for.
I had the HE gun on the S III, and it's great when it connects. Unfortunately, I was getting too many hits/no damage, and the long reload time between shots was killer.

I went back to the AP gun, and if I miss or don't pen, I can still try 2x in the same time the HE gun would reload once.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #6573
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Ok, so I decided not to sell the AT-2, but put the howitzer on it instead.

Tier 7 tanks don't expect a 50% hp reduction from a tier 5. That said, it's got a paper face, so I intend to try using it as a finisher, which is great since it's so slow anyway, rather than even try to keep up mid-pack.


We'll see how this goes.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #6574
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I was thinkign about this.

The Stug's forte is 180 degrees different than the way Hetzers get used now.

Most guys use the Derp gun on the Hetzer. it's made for up-close fighting.

The Stug begins the true nature of German TD's - sniping. But of course you have to have the top gun. I try to not complain about anything until I have the top gun and 100% crew members (I just couldn't help myself with the Tiger II though). Learn the Stug (after the top gun) and you'll go far with German TD's.

If you prefer a Derp-style gun from tier 6 and on up, then the Russian TD's might be your better choice.
Marder II is the first sniper IMHO you are correct on the Hetz even tho i use the 75
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #6575
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Marder II is the first sniper IMHO you are correct on the Hetz even tho i use the 75
You're correct, and before they nerfed it I used to love the Mardeer II. Hell, it's still not bad (and, actually, a game-changer with a good crew).

I guess it was too strong of words to say the Hetzer was an up-close fighter, but I've done it and it works.

German are, primarily and past the der- gun, snipers for nearly all aspects. I find them more accurate in arty, and nearly all platforms have sniper-style guns.

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I would not have the time to save up Silver this weekend to even try it if it were on sale, but the Ferdi is researched and the crew is waiting for me to buy one.

I may not have the time to earn enough Silver to buy any of the tanks going on sale today at all.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #6576
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well. Kinda what I was afraid of. Already ran into a douch bag. God fragged by a guy because I ran into him. Hope he enjoys the neg credits...
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #6577
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I sent you a clan invite. Log into worldoftanks.com to accept. Also PMed you the Teamspeak info.

The drop down under the battle button is where you create a platoon. 2 person platoons for non premium. 3 for premium.
WOT Noob someone help a brother out! One of you FYYFF just killed me!
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:38 PM   #6578
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #6579
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #6580
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Post your WoT user name and Skid or Smithy will send you a clan invite and the TS info.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #6581
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #6582
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The howizter on the AT-2 is fine up close, but in sniper mode, at 500m, you set your aim circle and fire, and see the round flying high in your view, get to watch the arc of the tracer, and land where the enemy tank was 5 seconds ago.

Did damage, though, which is nice.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #6583
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I have actually used the at-2 to hold an enemy force, either by sheer fear of the armor or by tracking them in a rotating manner, while arty just pummeled them into submission or other tanks could flank them. for some reason when I come up against another AT-2 I get called a hacker, gold spamming noob or some such... I just don't understand how you can have a tank and not know what it's weaknesses are, whenever I get penned I look to see where it hit.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #6584
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I sold it. We won, but I lost 28,000 silver in the process. Screw that.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #6585
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Well, lookie what just showed up in my garage.......

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