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CHEKM4TE #1 Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:16 PM

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i just started my first light tank tech tree with the Chinese 59-16. I am having an absolute blast so far but would like some tips for the Chinese line as I'm not super experienced in light tanks. I'd love any advice in how they should be played and equipment to use or perks to research. I currently enjoy bombing it around in the 59-16 and harassing enemies and making use of its nice 76mm. I'm usually an aggressive player hence the play style but would like feedback on if that's the "best" play style for the Chinese light tanks.



Haukkis #2 Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM

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Equipment: Coated Optics, Vert stabs, Rammer (or Vents, if you use some rapid fire gun). Skills in order: Sixth Sense, Camo, BIA, Snapshot, Situational Awareness, Recon, Repairs, Track Mechanic, Smooth Ride, Firefighting.

korbendallas-01 #3 Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:52 PM

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View PostCHEKM4TE, on 10 August 2018 - 10:16 PM, said:

i just started my first light tank tech tree with the Chinese 59-16. I am having an absolute blast so far but would like some tips for the Chinese line as I'm not super experienced in light tanks. I'd love any advice in how they should be played and equipment to use or perks to research. I currently enjoy bombing it around in the 59-16 and harassing enemies and making use of its nice 76mm. I'm usually an aggressive player hence the play style but would like feedback on if that's the "best" play style for the Chinese light tanks.

 

Does the 59-16 still have the autoloader? Yes, that was fun, even though it is a pretty weak gun.

 

The next two tanks, WZ-131 and WZ-132 are among the funnest scouts in the game. I bought the Type 62 Dragon (very close to the WZ-131) and kept the WZ-132 (for CWs and fun) and love them both. Start training new crews, you may want to keep one of them.

 

I run both with optics, stabilizer and vents. A rammer is an obvious alternative, but I prefer the universality of the vents. The WZ-132's crew has Sixth Sense, Brothers in Arms, both view skills, all three camo skills, Repairs and is learning Smooth Ride. The Dragon either uses this crew, or the WZ-132A's crew with 5 skills.

 

Here is one of my Ace Tanker games in the Dragon:

 

 

I actually don't have an Ace Tanker on the WZ-132, even though I have two MoEs. This was a nice game anyway:

 

 

I have a couple more of them, just search my channel page.



steelheadclan #4 Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:06 AM

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View Postkorbendallas-01, on 10 August 2018 - 03:52 PM, said:

 

Does the 59-16 still have the autoloader? Yes, that was fun, even though it is a pretty weak gun.

 

The next two tanks, WZ-131 and WZ-132 are among the funnest scouts in the game. I bought the Type 62 Dragon (very close to the WZ-131) and kept the WZ-132 (for CWs and fun) and love them both. Start training new crews, you may want to keep one of them.

 

I run both with optics, stabilizer and vents. A rammer is an obvious alternative, but I prefer the universality of the vents. The WZ-132's crew has Sixth Sense, Brothers in Arms, both view skills, all three camo skills, Repairs and is learning Smooth Ride. The Dragon either uses this crew, or the WZ-132A's crew with 5 skills.

 

Here is one of my Ace Tanker games in the Dragon:

 

 

I actually don't have an Ace Tanker on the WZ-132, even though I have two MoEs. This was a nice game anyway:

 

 

I have a couple more of them, just search my channel page.

 

no autoloader anymore 

 

The 57 and 75 are usable

I really like the 59 -16.

I have the next tank researched but my crew is still a bit weak so I'm staying with 59-16 till it's up to snuff

As with any light, vision, camo, mobility and gun skills with optics, vents and gld or rammer 


 


Xenith_Inc #5 Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:02 PM

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59-16 is a really fun tank. I loved the 57mm on the T-34 and went with that. The 76 is too inaccurate for me.

I'm in the same position as steelhead above, keeping my crew in the 59-16 until they get some more skills. Currently camo, SS, SitAw. I'd hope to get at least snap shot and either recon, green thumb or muffled shot on there before I move them up.

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Unkempt #6 Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:18 PM

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My favorite LT line so far. They are pocket mediums with fantastic camo values. If you have experience with the Russian meds, the play-style is somewhat similar. Tier 6-8 can play an active/anti-scout role but outside of those you will get torn up by other LTs. They have enough weight to bully and ram other lightly armored tanks (rammed a Sheridan for 500 hp). The tier 8 is the gem of the line, I ended up unlocking both the 132a and WZ-120 because it was such fun.  Have quite a few examples on my channel. 

 

Optics/Stabs/Rammer are my preferred. 


 

 

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HaloPro058 #7 Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:19 PM

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View Poststeelheadclan, on 10 August 2018 - 07:06 PM, said:

 

no autoloader anymore 

 

The 57 and 75 are usable

I really like the 59 -16.

I have the next tank researched but my crew is still a bit weak so I'm staying with 59-16 till it's up to snuff

As with any light, vision, camo, mobility and gun skills with optics, vents and gld or rammer 

 

It can mount a vertical stabilizer.



steelheadclan #8 Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:15 AM

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View PostHaloPro058, on 17 August 2018 - 09:19 AM, said:

 

It can mount a vertical stabilizer.

An even better option than gld


 


Cellek_PL #9 Posted 22 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

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All Chinese light tanks are very similar to soviet LTs. Playstyle is identical (maybe except VII tier). If you are interested in light tanks, please check my YT channel. I play a lot of light tanks.

Maybe You will find it interesting - there is many replays of LTs on many tiers.

 

 

 

 

 


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korbendallas-01 #10 Posted 04 September 2018 - 09:16 AM

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View PostCellek_PL, on 22 August 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

All Chinese light tanks are very similar to soviet LTs. Playstyle is identical (maybe except VII tier).

 

You play the WZ-132 like an LTTB?

Cellek_PL #11 Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:10 PM

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Yes, but with LTTB i have to take care not to flip / roll on curves :)

On LTTB i had a little better stats (spot and damage) but I was playing WZ first and before IX / X tier LT's.

 


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