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SapFireMC #1 Posted 09 April 2016 - 06:04 PM

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How to: Sidescrape

 

Disclaimer: I do not guarantee you WILL bounce. This tactic will only work when you think you are able to bounce off an enemy.

 

Hello inmates, today I am doing my very first tactics thread. I think a series of threads explaining tactics would improve your Blitz experience and knowledge.

 

Today I would be explaining sidescraping. Something people are either not aware is a thing, or is doing it all wrong. So I'm starting a FAQ right here about sidescraping.

 

Q: What is sidescraping?

A: It is a tactic that involves a lot of skill. You expose your side at a sharp angle which dramatically increases the effective armor of the sides. This would (almost) guarantee a bounce. What you do next is up to you.

 

Q: Why is it effective?

A: It can be extremely effective with heavy tanks because of their nature; Have armor, be slow, and obtains a powerful gun. This tactic makes use of their armor and their gun, making a player who masters this technique very dangerous.

 

Q: Why does it only work on heavies?

A: It may work on other tanks too, but mainly heavies because of their side armor. They have the most heavily armored sides compared to other vehicle types. Mediums usually have armor focused on the front. Light tanks aren't meant to have armor (Exception will be PZ II J), tank destroyers are also focused on frontal armor. So heavies are the main choice for sidescraping.

 

Q: Where can you use it effectively?

A: Preferably maps that have buildings. They are reliable and you could easily sidescrape in them. However, using hills can also work.

 

Q: Are there any heavy tanks that doesn't like sidescraping?

A: Yes! Some heavies DO NOT have good side armor, meaning sidescraping even at a sharp angle would get them penetrated. However you could make it so that the track absorbs the shot by angling your tank so far that only the tracks are visible. A list of them are here: Tier 3 and below, Most american heavies, British heavies.

 

Q: What if someone does it to you?

A: Try to penetrate their turret if you can, if not, hold your fire until they expose their front plate.

 

Q: Are there any examples?

A: Yes, but I found only 1 video focused mainly on sidescraping which is this:

Spoiler

 

Thanks for reading my first tactics thread. Any feedback is appreciated. Any suggestions for further tutorials? Vote on the poll or leave a comment! Thanks!


Edited by SapFireMC, 10 April 2016 - 06:39 PM.

Tanks I have: M103, KV-1S, KV-4, Hetzer, BT-2, KV-1

"How to" Series: Sidescraping,Shells

Chavalitos_De_Guerra #2 Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

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Nice

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SapFireMC #3 Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

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Thanks :)

Tanks I have: M103, KV-1S, KV-4, Hetzer, BT-2, KV-1

"How to" Series: Sidescraping,Shells

purchasabIe #4 Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:53 PM

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Cool guide, should really help.

   

 

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SapFireMC #5 Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:28 PM

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Thanks again ;)

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"How to" Series: Sidescraping,Shells





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