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Poll: Tier 6 Light Tanks... Where should I start? (49 members have cast votes)

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Which tier 6 light should I grind first?

  1. T21 (4 votes [8.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.16%

  2. T37 (24 votes [48.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.98%

  3. VK 28.01 (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  4. MT-25 (2 votes [4.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  5. AMX12T (7 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  6. 59-16 (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

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Derelictus #1 Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:31 PM

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OK forumites, I am unsure where I would like to concentrate my grinding efforts. I have almost finished the Comet grind and am looking at starting a new "tier 7"... My question is, which of the tier 6 lights should I grind out first? I realize this is highly dependent on your opinions, so tell me which one and then tell me why? I currently have all the tier 6 lights with the exception of the VK 28.01 and 59-16 purchased. I lack about 10K XP on the Little Leo to get the VK and have the Type T-34 but have never played a game in it. At some point I would like to aquire at least one tank in all the lines following these tanks (except maybe the Chinese) so the end of the lines is not the deciding factor. Just want a fun tank with a good grind...

 

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I have the AMX Chaffee and Type 64 so I probably won't keep any of these tanks, unless of course I really take a liking to one of them.

 

I do plan on getting to the T57, Walker Bulldog, RU-251, T54 LtWt and AMX 13-90. Haven't decided if I want the T49 and don't see myself keeping anything else in the lines unless I fall in love...

 

I have also already played 4 or 5 games in the T21.


Edited by Derelictus, 24 November 2015 - 08:17 PM.


Joco3000 #2 Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:34 PM

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Out of those, the one I enjoyed the most was the VK 28. It took me a while to learn when I first had it, but I feel confident with it in a tier IX game now.

Or I would if I still owned it. I have a T37, Type 64 and the AMX Me for tier VI, so I don't actually need it right now.

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musical goats #3 Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:43 PM

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each one is different...better or worse depending on you...like every other class of tank the way it plays for you is different then everybody else....the best approach is to try them all and see which one feels right for you.
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The T37 is a lot of fun. It plays a lot like the old Chaffee did. It also leads to the M41 Bulldog which I've heard is excellent. It also has the advantage of being on sale right now if you're strapped for Silver.

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I'm going with the VK over the T37 (neither is a bad choice) only because that 105mm with HE can absolutely wreak havoc with the OpFor. Back when the AwfulPanther was the top of the German line, I stayed with the VK for the sheer enjoyment factor. 

 

The T37 is still new to me, and to be honest, I've not played it much as I free xped my way to the Bulldog and T49, but it is certainly quite fun. 


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If you want to more passive and jet around to take out arty etc, go mt-25, type 64, 59-16, vk.  The others are better at being toadies to the heavies and TDs, to harass, flank and add damage all over the map.

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T37 is my favorite. With vkderp close 2nd.

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T37 is good, especially once upgraded. Plus, the tanks after it are awesome.

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     This is my opinion, but I believe The T37 is the best tier VI light, however, if you are planning to get the tier VIII light, the T49 is the worst light due to its unreliable 152mm gun. The gun is only good against lightly armored tanks, and 1/3 of the time you'll hit the tracks, spaced armor, or other modules that decrease the 910 alpha if you pen. The Ru 251,WZ-132,and AMX 13 90 are the 3 better lights of tier VIII, and T54.LT, M41B brazil and T49 being the weaker of the bunch, though I have only driven the Ru 251,WZ-132,and AMX 13 90, so my opinion could change.

 


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The T37 is rad. I had a lot of luck in it, I guess, but it always felt like I was just crushing people. Don't get the same effect in the other tanks. I've played them all but the VK28 and the MT 25. The MT is clearly underpowered though.  It has no gun to speak of. Go with the T37.

Derelictus #11 Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:10 PM

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View Postmusical goats, on 24 November 2015 - 05:43 PM, said:

each one is different...better or worse depending on you...like every other class of tank the way it plays for you is different then everybody else....the best approach is to try them all and see which one feels right for you.

I plan on running each one at some point. I'm just looking for general impressions on the tanks. What ones where fun, and why. What I should know going in. Basically REASONS! I've watched the videos and read the posts on this and other forums, but more info is slways better. 



Turboclicker #12 Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:12 PM

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View PostJoco3000, on 24 November 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

Out of those, the one I enjoyed the most was the VK 28. It took me a while to learn when I first had it, but I feel confident with it in a tier IX game now.

Or I would if I still owned it. I have a T37, Type 64 and the AMX Me for tier VI, so I don't actually need it right now.

 

What is it about the VK28 that you like?



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View PostTurboclicker, on 24 November 2015 - 11:12 PM, said:

 

What is it about the VK28 that you like?

 

It's everything that people like about the T49, two tiers lower and with a far more usable gun.

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Quintett Feuer #14 Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:46 AM

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My favorite is the VK 28.01 because derp.

                                                                            


Derelictus #15 Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:46 AM

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View PostTurboclicker, on 24 November 2015 - 11:12 PM, said:

 

What is it about the VK28 that you like?

 

View PostJoco3000, on 24 November 2015 - 11:18 PM, said:

 

It's everything that people like about the T49, two tiers lower and with a far more usable gun.

 

I was going to ask the same question Turbo...

 

So the Derp is the gun of choice on the VK, I'm actually surprised by this... Didn't seem either gun was very well suited to tier 9 games. What kind of equipment were you running Joco?

 

Also, the T37 is running away with the poll.



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View PostDerelictus, on 26 November 2015 - 01:46 AM, said:

 

 

I was going to ask the same question Turbo...

 

So the Derp is the gun of choice on the VK, I'm actually surprised by this... Didn't seem either gun was very well suited to tier 9 games. What kind of equipment were you running Joco?

 

Also, the T37 is running away with the poll.

 

​ Straight up man that vk is beast. It was one of the few tanks I can brag on because I actually have decent stats in it. It is a beast against all light tanks, I two shotted a bulldog the other day. It rams other lights too, I've done almost 500 in a single ram. It out weighs most other lights. And it is fast, very fast. It doesn't accelerate quite as well as the others, but it is quicker in reverse. It has amazing gun depression, and mixed with the camo perks you can combine passive scouting with sniping. It does not perform well against fast heavies and mediums, the t37 and dat Chinese tank are better in that department. The armor is solid against lower tier, but nothing more. Yeah it's obvious, I like it.

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The three I've played, in order of goodness (IMO):

1. T37
2. T21
3. 59-16

The T37 is a buffed version of the old chaffee, with better MM. I'm getting along well with it.

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View PostWrite2BareArms, on 26 November 2015 - 02:01 AM, said:

 

​ Straight up man that vk is beast. It was one of the few tanks I can brag on because I actually have decent stats in it. It is a beast against all light tanks, I two shotted a bulldog the other day. It rams other lights too, I've done almost 500 in a single ram. It out weighs most other lights. And it is fast, very fast. It doesn't accelerate quite as well as the others, but it is quicker in reverse. It has amazing gun depression, and mixed with the camo perks you can combine passive scouting with sniping. It does not perform well against fast heavies and mediums, the t37 and dat Chinese tank are better in that department. The armor is solid against lower tier, but nothing more. Yeah it's obvious, I like it.

 

I may have to shuffle my preordained grind order. i hadn't really considered the VK before I made this thread. It's getting enough love I may have to bump it up... Fast, good gun depression, DERPtastic... Very interesting.

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I am grinding the T37 and I am hating it... will probably sell it since I stil need a lot of XP for the bulldog and don't know if it will be worthy,or the T49... Seems slow to me in comparison to Type 64.

 

From those I've only driven 59-16 and T21 and I prefer the T21 to those two.

 

This being said, you already have a Type 64 so, imo, all other light tanks will probably dissapoint you, i know 59-16 dissapointed me and so did T37. I may actually prefer the 59-16 to T37. besides the type 64 being faster I'm not sure why I don't like the T37, but then again I never really drove my Chaffee that much and still I don't.


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The Chaffee was my second or third tier 5. I was no where near ready for that tank... I'm itching to give the T37 a try to see if I'm any better. :D




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