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Any tips about playing as a Panzerkampfwagen V/IV (tier V)?


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Lucs_gabriel #1 Posted 08 October 2020 - 06:36 PM

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So I was able to buy this tank for 1.5k on a offer yesterday. I fell in love with it, but it has a poor acceleration (even though it has an excellent top speed) and a horrible traverse speed (IMO). Since this is a medium tank, what I do is:

 

1) I look at my allies and enemies before the battle begins;

1.1) I count how many medium/light tanks there are in both of the teams.

2) I look at the map and, if I know the map well, I formulate a plan and tell my teammates what I think we should do;

2.1) If they listen to me, I go at the front line using their support to spot the enemy with the lights;

2.2) If they don't listen to me, I wait a few seconds to know where are they going and then I do the same thing that I said at 2.1, but this time going where they are going.

3) As soon as most of the enemies are spotted, I turn around and then try flanking them if possible;

3.1) I focus on killing the medium/light tanks first, since, without them, the enemies won't be able to spot us (or they will have a hard time trying to).

 

The problem is: even though there are times I'm successful in splitting the enemies' attention in 2 (because I'll be firing them from behind); sometimes I end up catching too much attention and I die in like 5~10s (because I can't stand against 4-5 tanks).

 

Am I doing it right or should I use my tank in a different way?

 

Thank you!


Edited by Lucs_gabriel, 08 October 2020 - 06:49 PM.


bwcamp #2 Posted 08 October 2020 - 07:34 PM

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It's a fast heavy, play it that way. I've never played it, but a friend told me he played it very aggressively, ramming alot, and it works.


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Lucs_gabriel #3 Posted 08 October 2020 - 07:42 PM

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View Postbwcamp, on 08 October 2020 - 07:34 PM, said:

It's a fast heavy, play it that way. I've never played it, but a friend told me he played it very aggressively, ramming alot, and it works.

Like doing the job a heavy tank would do?

 

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KempBushThe3rd #4 Posted 08 October 2020 - 08:11 PM

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View PostLucs_gabriel, on 08 October 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

Like doing the job a heavy tank would do?

 

Thank you!

 

Do not play this like a heavy. Yes, it has a good upper plate, but anyone, especially heavies, can load gold and cut right through, and your penetration is inadequate against heavies. Your turret is small, but paper. This is a medium tank that should fight other mediums. In the heat of battle, or up against noobs, enemies might have a hard time penning you, but do not rely on your armor. Poke out, take a shot, go back into cover. Angle and wiggle as much as possible, sidescrape if you must. Don't bother flanking, you're too slow and fat of a target, just focus on winning your flank.

 

The problem I find with tier 5 is that almost half the players there just started playing, and so there's no predictability in teams and no strategy. All you can really do is continuously shoot at enemies and conserve your hitpoints.

 

Oh, and one more thing, you have a lot more gun depression over the sides than your front, if you're ever struggling with hills.


Edited by KempBushThe3rd, 08 October 2020 - 08:12 PM.


Lucs_gabriel #5 Posted 08 October 2020 - 11:25 PM

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View PostKempBushThe3rd, on 08 October 2020 - 08:11 PM, said:

 

Do not play this like a heavy. Yes, it has a good upper plate, but anyone, especially heavies, can load gold and cut right through, and your penetration is inadequate against heavies. Your turret is small, but paper. This is a medium tank that should fight other mediums. In the heat of battle, or up against noobs, enemies might have a hard time penning you, but do not rely on your armor. Poke out, take a shot, go back into cover. Angle and wiggle as much as possible, sidescrape if you must. Don't bother flanking, you're too slow and fat of a target, just focus on winning your flank.

 

The problem I find with tier 5 is that almost half the players there just started playing, and so there's no predictability in teams and no strategy. All you can really do is continuously shoot at enemies and conserve your hitpoints.

 

Oh, and one more thing, you have a lot more gun depression over the sides than your front, if you're ever struggling with hills.

Your advices were so appreciated and helpful for me! Thank you very much, I was also struggling with my gun depression.

 

Again, thank you so much!



Hye_yeon_Cho #6 Posted 09 October 2020 - 12:15 AM

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A ramming beast, bc its a fast heavy. But the gun seems pretty mediocre though.

Venstar21 #7 Posted 09 October 2020 - 12:30 AM

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This is a medium tank not heavy. :facepalm:
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Lucs_gabriel #8 Posted 09 October 2020 - 05:21 AM

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View PostVenstar21, on 09 October 2020 - 12:30 AM, said:

This is a medium tank not heavy. :facepalm:

Hahaha, sorry for being noob ;P


Edited by Lucs_gabriel, 09 October 2020 - 05:22 AM.


Lucs_gabriel #9 Posted 09 October 2020 - 07:03 AM

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View PostHye_yeon_Cho, on 09 October 2020 - 12:15 AM, said:

A ramming beast, bc its a fast heavy. But the gun seems pretty mediocre though.

I've been able to win a lot of battles by ramming on tanks that have almost no armour. That's what I like in this tank lol



bwcamp #10 Posted 09 October 2020 - 11:24 AM

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View PostLucs_gabriel, on 08 October 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

Like doing the job a heavy tank would do?

 

Thank you!

No, not like a heavy. A Heavium more like it. Sorry. IS-3 kinda, but it's less heavy than that still.

View PostKempBushThe3rd, on 08 October 2020 - 03:11 PM, said:

 

Do not play this like a heavy. Yes, it has a good upper plate, but anyone, especially heavies, can load gold and cut right through, 

Lol, that goes for most tanks, heavies included

View PostVenstar21, on 08 October 2020 - 07:30 PM, said:

This is a medium tank not heavy. :facepalm:

Please read the conversation before sounding stupid :facepalm:




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Dolly_Sod #11 Posted 09 October 2020 - 01:48 PM

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Note that this thing has horrible gun depression over the front of the tank, but has something like 8 or 10 degrees over the side. 

Hye_yeon_Cho #12 Posted 09 October 2020 - 04:39 PM

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View PostVenstar21, on 09 October 2020 - 12:30 AM, said:

This is a medium tank not heavy. :facepalm:

We know, were saying it plays like a heavy.



CommanderSean_2014 #13 Posted 22 October 2020 - 02:56 PM

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its a heavium that excels at ramming

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