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bushka #21 Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:45 AM

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Not many good tds just sit sniping

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Mehliveat #22 Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:40 AM

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View Postbushka, on 20 October 2014 - 07:45 PM, said:

Not many good tds just sit sniping

 

Yes, but my main point was that having two in a platoon doesn't cover their main weakness.  Circling mediums.  A good medium driver can probably dance with 2 TDs for quite a while.  But if its a TD and a heavy, then it will be alot harder for the medium.  If its a medium and a TD, then it will be impossible.  Having pure fire power is good, but probably not that flexible.

bushka #23 Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:53 AM

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I got to tell u after 380 games in a t95 I'm bloody good at paranoid medium watching and maintaining the terrain necessary to make it tough on them.

There's no guarantees but If I'm getting killed by two mediums it's only because everyone else is dead.  

I'm very comfy with a low hp tank trying to sneak up on me.

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Mehliveat #24 Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:44 PM

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View Postbushka, on 20 October 2014 - 10:53 PM, said:


There's no guarantees but If I'm getting killed by two mediums it's only because everyone else is dead.
 

 

That's sort of my point here.  In a platoon, you need some flexibility and you need to have the weaknesses covered.

 

Imagine you got 2 T95 in a platoon, vs 2 mediums in a platoon.  If the mediums are actually decent drivers, and not the typical stand and shoot that we see.  Don't think the T95s will stand a chance.

 

On the other hand, if you got a T95 and a heavy, it greatly nullifies the medium's manoeuvrability and speed, while maintaining your fire power.  Or if you have a T95 and a medium platooning, then you have more flexibility on how to attack.  You can chase down running mediums, you can use the T95 as bait while the medium flanks, or have the medium scout for the T95, you have more options on how to approach the game.

 

But if you just have the two heavy TDs, your strategies and options are more limited, you will have a whole lot more firepower but I don't think the trade off is worth it.

 

Obviously the rest of the team will make a big difference as well, but I am just assuming 2v2 platoons for the purpose of this thread.  My view is that you need a balance, you need the fire power, but you also need flexibility.



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I'd never advocate two t95's.

 

But Jagtiger & a t95 or an obj is just a brutal mix.

 

A t95 is a front line heavy tank, if it's a narrow channel area then it's perfect.  If it's black gold then yeah you are going to struggle bringing 2 mediums to fight. 

 

 


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Mehliveat #26 Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:30 PM

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View Postbushka, on 21 October 2014 - 10:22 AM, said:

I'd never advocate two t95's.

 

But Jagtiger & a t95 or an obj is just a brutal mix.

 

A t95 is a front line heavy tank, if it's a narrow channel area then it's perfect.  If it's black gold then yeah you are going to struggle bringing 2 mediums to fight. 

 

 

 

But the mediums would never engage in a narrow channel, they will cap or flank around at long range, and you can't go after them.  Granted it might end in a draw, but thats as good as a loss.

 

My point is that you need flexibility in a platoon, for both the open fields, as well as city fighting.  Two TDs is just not flexible enough.  A TD and a HT, a TD and a MT, 2 HT, or 2 MT, all provide much more flexibility in how to approach the game.



shaquille12 #27 Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:16 AM

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Had a two  jze100  yesterday and they were quite flexible, won the game and that's all I care!





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