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minitel_NA #41 Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:21 AM

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Thanks a lot. I'm glad it helps.

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WarHammer7716 #42 Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:15 PM

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Thank you for this guide, it's been a big help.
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minitel_NA #43 Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:41 AM

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just edited today, some more straight forward or more detailed paragraphs, and some illustrations for splash damage :

 

what is splash damage

 

and :

 

illustrating splash damage


Edited by minitel_NA, 21 December 2016 - 08:44 AM.

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Meatshield_Six #44 Posted 25 December 2016 - 04:15 AM

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Outstanding.  I thank you.

_Blazing_Inferno_ #45 Posted 04 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

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You can also use it to clear obstacles that are not both able to be destroyed by a single AP/APCR shell.

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minitel_NA #46 Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:51 PM

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View Post_Blazing_Inferno_, on 04 August 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

You can also use it to clear obstacles that are not both able to be destroyed by a single AP/APCR shell.

 

especially for exemple if two portions of wall are contiguous, then shooting at the seam will break them both thanks to the explosion radius. It's much faster and efficient, and it is also much cheaper.

 

However If if you want to go through two layers of bricks one behind another, then you will chose AP. Upon the first layer, the HE shell will explode and be terminated. The AP will go through anything on its path until it's penetration power is gone. Each layer of obstacle or armor will eat into the penetration value and the AP will fail when this pen power reaches zero.


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EricOtown #47 Posted 03 September 2019 - 04:52 PM

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I have a hard time getting a high roll of damage when shooting HE at the German TD's like the Rhm Borsig, WZ & PZ, and Grill. These TD's basically have artillery gun mounted on tracks with some thin armor plates surrounding the gun. I assume this is like space armor

and when you hit these armor plates with HE you likely won't get high damage.

 

The problem is that on the turreted TD's, the two largest surface areas are the tracks and these armor plates that surround the gun. The area of the hull not covered by tracks is almost non-existent in these German TD's. 

 

When shooting HE at these German TD's I used to aim for the armor plates that surround the guns simply because I knew not to shoot the tracks with HE if I'm looking to get a high roll of damage and don't necessarily care about damaging the tracks

and the armor plates are the largest components on these TD's and therefore the easier to hit,

but after reading this post, I now assume those armor panels are spaced armor similar

to the armor panels that surround the front of the turret on the Super Pershing.

 

Sure you can get splash damage when shooting these German TD's in their armor panels surrounding the gun, but I'm looking for a maximum roll of damage with HE. 

 

So I just wanted to confirm, if I am getting to inflict maximum damage on these German TD's, should I be aiming for the the very small area of hull just above the tracks and below the armor panels surrounding the gun? 

 

 

 



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Aim for the gun shield, don't hit the barrel... Sides are a gamble, there are better tanks to try HE side shots on. 

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Absolute_Sniper #49 Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:18 AM

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View PostEricOtown, on 03 September 2019 - 04:52 PM, said:

I have a hard time getting a high roll of damage when shooting HE at the German TD's like the Rhm Borsig, WZ & PZ, and Grill. These TD's basically have artillery gun mounted on tracks with some thin armor plates surrounding the gun. I assume this is like space armor

and when you hit these armor plates with HE you likely won't get high damage.

 

The problem is that on the turreted TD's, the two largest surface areas are the tracks and these armor plates that surround the gun. The area of the hull not covered by tracks is almost non-existent in these German TD's. 

 

When shooting HE at these German TD's I used to aim for the armor plates that surround the guns simply because I knew not to shoot the tracks with HE if I'm looking to get a high roll of damage and don't necessarily care about damaging the tracks

and the armor plates are the largest components on these TD's and therefore the easier to hit,

but after reading this post, I now assume those armor panels are spaced armor similar

to the armor panels that surround the front of the turret on the Super Pershing.

 

Sure you can get splash damage when shooting these German TD's in their armor panels surrounding the gun, but I'm looking for a maximum roll of damage with HE. 

 

So I just wanted to confirm, if I am getting to inflict maximum damage on these German TD's, should I be aiming for the the very small area of hull just above the tracks and below the armor panels surrounding the gun? 

 

 

 

Any flat surface. The gun shield is the easiest to hit for high HE rolls. 


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CryptOh #50 Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:45 PM

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Nothing worse than bouncing the Grille's barrel with HE, especially in an E100.
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50_Action_Expresso #51 Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:24 PM

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View PostAntoineDodson, on 09 September 2019 - 07:45 AM, said:

Nothing worse than bouncing the Grille's barrel with HE, especially in an E100.

Actually there is

Bouncing HESH from a Deathstar on a Grille's gun

 

Twice.


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JefeMac #52 Posted 02 February 2022 - 09:02 PM

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Ok guys, know it sounds silly but I’ve never been able to use the hitskins before CB mode. When scoped in and HE loaded, is the bright white splash (with slightly bluish tint to it) an auto bounce zone, 50/50? 


 

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