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Kutejikashi_senpai #1 Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:59 AM


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So, I want to start playing this line because is famous when talking about the armour.

Also when used well against enemies can get a lot of bounces, and I want to try out them.

So I may ask a method of playing them with effectiveness. I was reading a bit and I see that people often says they all need hard cover to be played effectively.

Thank you all comrades.

_NF #2 Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:31 AM


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For the IS-4 line you want to sidescrape. If you are out in the open, try to angle your tank to cover flat spots on your lower plate. That's what they mean by hard cover. 

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averagebot #3 Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:39 AM

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Consider armor as a bonus, not superman's shield, cover your lower plate, angle, sidescrape, don' over extend, but you can bully from time to time. And run fully equipped and aim.  The HE is pretty effective also.  Play the heavy role unless outnumbered, to give time for flankers???

boppinbobby #4 Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:02 PM

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View PostRedsniper77, on 08 May 2018 - 08:31 PM, said:

For the IS-4 line you want to sidescrape. If you are out in the open, try to angle your tank to cover flat spots on your lower plate. That's what they mean by hard cover.



Sorry Red, Felt the need to clarify,

Hard cover is hard cover. Buildings, hills, etc. somewhere you can hide from enemy fire.  Soft cover is bushes, fallen trees etc. somewhere you can effectively increase/maintain your camo rating and not get spotted. (not really helpful in such tall slow tanks)

These tanks are generally slow and cumbersome so yes the armour can be good but not alone. use hard cover to supplement your armour,  ie use it to cover the weak spots. wherever possible.

If you do get caught out then you can use buildings to stop the enemy circling you or getting behind you as that area is weak on all tanks.

Always try to angle up to the next enemy to fire traverse to angle up to the next person who will fire (takes some practice that).

even a fortress like the KV4 won't last long if it sits still in the open turning it's turret to shoot someone.

Again sorry Red but it reads like you meant angling armour is using hard cover.



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Bmj246 #5 Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:36 AM

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my KV-2, I have is no problem (except for close situations while reloding) but I am struggling with my KV-1S but both are fun to play.

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