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stmaarten1778 #1 Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:10 AM

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So I recently got the KV1 back in my garage for memories and to teach me how to better play heavy tanks. I am confused how to block shots with it. The frontal plate is almost flat and can be penned by tier 4 guns and it’s hard to angle without showing the sides. I cannot hull down because of russian gun depression. What exactly do I do to block shots with the KV1? I have been looking in armor inspector and I don’t really know how I would sidescrape without showing off the lower plate... what exactly do I do to play this?

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RoadKutter #2 Posted 16 March 2020 - 04:04 AM

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You can't WG decided to nerf the KV1 and now it's made of rolled dog poop. If a Leo finds you he will make Swiss cheese or of you . 

Working as intended. Wait for a heavy buff when they introduce Allahuacbar missiles in tier 4


                         

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RonaldusMaximus_ #3 Posted 16 March 2020 - 12:57 PM

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View PostRoadKutter, on 15 March 2020 - 11:04 PM, said:

You can't WG decided to nerf the KV1 and now it's made of rolled dog poop. If a Leo finds you he will make Swiss cheese or of you . 

Working as intended. Wait for a heavy buff when they introduce Allahuacbar missiles in tier 4

 


 


Major_Sweatpants #4 Posted 16 March 2020 - 01:17 PM

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theres no really GOOD way. if you have the Tiger (P), same idea with the frontal, just much, much less. poke out while angling your front alot, main thing about KV-1 is dont get too close. you dont have the gun depression to deal with other KV-1s, i recommend either camping or holding back with the mediums in T6 battles, and try to find hard cover in T5s. try reverse sidescraping, as your turret armor is... not VERY good, but it can bounce shots. (think KV-1S turret) see if you can find a hull-down or peek-a-boom position where you can, (At the very least) trade shots with your high hp pool and alpha dmg. if you dont like the KV-1, then you may not like KV-1S.. its got slightly more armor, and a gun that deals much more alpha, with an (almost) doubled reload. KV-2 is, again, primarily a trading tank, although it has better side armor than the KV-1 ,(75mm sides compared to 37mm sides) though the 107mm gun CAN be competitve... but honestly the 152mm gun is SO much better lol

edit: i just looked at your stats... why did i write this again? :bush:

 


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VelociTanker #5 Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:01 PM

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View PostRoadKutter, on 16 March 2020 - 04:04 AM, said:

now it's made of rolled dog poop.


It really is a sad turd on tracks now. Less armor, less mobility. You will never be able to block 5K damage again. (Ok, reds being terrible helps) 



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stmaarten1778 #6 Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:03 PM

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Yeah, I remember when I first had this thing. It was my russian crown jewel in my garage. I sold it to get better tanks and as I advanced through the tiers I forgot major heavy play. I am mainly looking for a tank to practice normal heavy play. Any suggestions ?

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lol333cmr #7 Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:40 PM

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I agree. Before one of the updates that took out some tanks (Ex: KV-13, Churchill GC, and our lovely jumbo) I had the kv, and she was reliable as hecc, good frontal (I think) and a decent gun. (Idk when the 190 gun came out) but still, pretty reliable. But then when they removed a bunch of the tanks, I played once or twice in it and got clapped playing the way I usually did. Now, I think I know why they named it’s camo “legendary” because it‘s good armor is now a legend.



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Boomer625 #8 Posted 16 March 2020 - 05:58 PM

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I angle at 45 degrees, gets plenty to trolling bounces as people shoot the tracks and or miss the small upper plate.

 

if there is a small hill or building, side scrape off of it...East till they bounce off your thick tracks and then pull out and slap them with your 85 mm gun

 

its still a wonderful tank...fun 


Edited by Boomer625, 16 March 2020 - 05:59 PM.


VelociTanker #9 Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:45 PM

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View Poststmaarten1778, on 16 March 2020 - 03:03 PM, said:

 I am mainly looking for a tank to practice normal heavy play. Any suggestions ?


Get the American T1 Heavy. Be careful at first. It's the new KV-1.



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Boomer625 #10 Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:48 PM

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It’s more like an M6 EXP- tall, strong frontal armor  except the welding bulge on the lower hull and weak sides and rear....still got the 200 alpha, same as the Kv1

stmaarten1778 #11 Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:58 PM

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View PostVelociTanker, on 16 March 2020 - 12:45 PM, said:


Get the American T1 Heavy. Be careful at first. It's the new KV-1.

View PostBoomer625, on 16 March 2020 - 12:48 PM, said:

It’s more like an M6 EXP- tall, strong frontal armor  except the welding bulge on the lower hull and weak sides and rear....still got the 200 alpha, same as the Kv1

Already have it and I love it. A steel wall basically every battle. It makes me laugh when a leopard unloads a clip into my turret for no damage at all. I am going to grind the US heavy line and this will be a jewel in my garage.


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Boomer625 #12 Posted 16 March 2020 - 07:01 PM

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Me being picky here, but technically most tanks are made of steel armor, but at differing thicknesses and angles, except for the aluminum armor of the t95e1 and the Sheridan as well as the t49 due to needing to be able to be deployed from airdrop.

Boomer625 #13 Posted 16 March 2020 - 07:01 PM

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The M4 Sherman turret is a stell wall when hull down too, especially on maps like mines 

Corners_1 #14 Posted 28 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

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Sidescrape

Hye_yeon_Cho #15 Posted 25 September 2020 - 03:09 PM

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45 degree angling and sidesrape.

Valkyrie04 #16 Posted 27 September 2020 - 03:21 AM

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With the armor nerf, you don't :D

Boomer625 #17 Posted 27 September 2020 - 03:38 AM

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View PostValkyrie04, on 26 September 2020 - 07:21 PM, said:

With the armor nerf, you don't :D


You can still sidescrape with the KV1 using the wide tracks.


Edited by Boomer625, 27 September 2020 - 03:38 AM.


Hye_yeon_Cho #18 Posted 27 September 2020 - 01:34 PM

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I personally play this tank better than the other tier 5 heavies, but obviously the others are better.




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