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AMX M4 45 -how to play best?

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ixie #1 Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

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I need some help in my m4 45. I am now grinding the French line because I did not do very well in the RU 251, and the t49 spam was busting my [edited]. I might go back to it sometime, but likely not until I get the 50b. Anyway, the one thing blocking my path to the French autoloaders is the AMX m4 45. I haven't been horrible in it, averaging about 1k damage per game, but it is very frustrating to grind. First off, it is equipped with the same top gun as its predecessor, the ARL 44, as well as the fact that ITS ARMOR IS ALSO WORSE THAN THE ARL. So, any tips you guys can give? I have looked at everything possible, and it hasn't really been working (Bushka, other forums posts, gameplay videos).
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JUSTICE_TANK #2 Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:16 PM


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I quite liked the tank. I does occasionally work for sidescrapping but I played it more but angling my front and lower glacis. I think of it as a heavium, I mainly played it where I support my heavies and meds. You can hold the line if in a tier seven game sometimes by yourself, but you will more like to support your team if in a tier eight battle or the enemy will destroy you. Lastly, the tank you can compare it if it's still hard to play the tank is the tiger 1. 

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Barny227 #3 Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:06 PM

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What Justice said.  The 45 is a true heavium, it doesn't play a true heavy or a medium.  When you are top tier you can be fairly aggressive and take and hold key points on the map.  When you are bottom tier you need to play it second line and support your heavies or mediums from behind.  The gun on this tank is really good and I have had no issues with it what so ever.  I have had great success in playing ridgelines with mine since the depression is fairly good and as long as keep moving you will get a few bounces.  Do not rely on your armor, it is fairly soft.  Rely on your mobility to get to spots that you can work.

I have really liked this tank and it is for sure worthy of spare parts.

_AlphaX #4 Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:35 PM


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View Postlucbp36, on 16 August 2017 - 09:54 AM, said:

averaging about 1k damage per game

First off 1k isn't that good in tier 6, I can do like 1.7k. Secondly why go for an auto loaded when you obviously aren't ready. Especially a lightly armored tank like the 50 b you will do worse than the average 40%er in tier X if you don't know how to play a regular tank before you play one that actually takes skill. 

cheasesteak #5 Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

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View PostTheUnicumKid, on 16 August 2017 - 09:35 PM, said:

First off 1k isn't that good in tier 6, I can do like 1.7k.


Tier Breakdown from http://wotbstars.com...&geo=NA&lng=eng


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Win Rate 42.86 51.11 58.15 59.64 60.2 57.76 62.08 60.27 58.54 62.05
Battles 28 135 356 555 1123 1508 1830 4823 3881 3170
% 0.16% 0.78% 2.04% 3.19% 6.45% 8.66% 10.51% 27.7% 22.29% 18.21%
Avg Damage 232 306 354 565 794 1009 1298 1556 1898 2462



matoro4826 #6 Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:35 AM


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M4 45, essentially a tiger 1 with less armor but more mobility. Like almost every other tank of the French heavy line, the best playstyle would be second line support. Your top gun has good dpm, excellent penetration but can't be relied on too much at extreme ranges. Your armor can't bounce many shots either.  I played 90 games with it 65% win and 1.6k avg damage. Its a good tank, but can't carry that hard due to lack of armor. That being said, once you get the autoloading tier 8 amx 50 100, its gonna be very though. Wish you good luck.

popisdead #7 Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:02 PM

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Just got mine today, thanks to all the folks who replied for the tips
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Vantablack12 #8 Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:50 PM

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This was very helpful to me cause I have had the 45 for way too long and still don't know how to use it properly.


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