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BrogueOne #1 Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:03 AM

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Anyone got it yet?  Considering that it’s crewed by our dearest Cat I’d figure someone around here has picked it up and played some already!  I’m about to finish the Long Reach Contract and I’m thinking of starting Deadbolt next!

 

 

 

 

*yeah, I realize the thread title is bait, but I’m curious to know what players think so far!*



DaLuckyDawg #2 Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:24 AM

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I have it.  Played only about 10 games in it.  Decent armor, pretty slow, and I like the gun.  Nowhere near OP but not bad.  I got it for sentimental reasons.

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View PostBrogueOne, on 25 October 2018 - 06:03 PM, said:

Anyone got it yet?  Considering that it’s crewed by our dearest Cat I’d figure someone around here has picked it up and played some already!  I’m about to finish the Long Reach Contract and I’m thinking of starting Deadbolt next!

 

 

 

 

*yeah, I realize the thread title is bait, but I’m curious to know what players think so far!*

 

SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW but prrrrfect ;)

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BrogueOne #4 Posted 26 October 2018 - 02:54 AM

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View PostRaiBOT01, on 26 October 2018 - 02:42 AM, said:

 

SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW but prrrrfect ;)

Lol! You are purrfect..... the tank? We’ll see!  I’m actually surprised nobody has started talking about it since so many folks are so excited to have your pretty face driving their tank!  I would’ve thought a few dozen players would just plonked down the gold to get it ASAP and run here to brag!



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View PostBrogueOne, on 25 October 2018 - 09:54 PM, said:

Lol! You are purrfect..... the tank? We’ll see!  I’m actually surprised nobody has started talking about it since so many folks are so excited to have your pretty face driving their tank!  I would’ve thought a few dozen players would just plonked down the gold to get it ASAP and run here to brag!

 

Nah, it’s pretty much just me.... we Mexicans have to stick together.  Only thing that got me is that the Sixth Sense I put on doesn’t meow the way my Rudy barks.  Weird !!!

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I unlocked it last night but not had chance to play it yet :playing:

 


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After finishing my tusk op(of hell) i sayed to myself i would not start anything new for awhile.

 

Then i have seen that this tanks commander, so i accepted the contract, and almost done


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Only 10kxp away from it, will unlock it later today, very curious.
And love the looks !


mer0u1 #9 Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

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The contract is pretty easy to get it, except setting an enemy on fire which is a pain to get with french tanks...

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abhiop741 #10 Posted 26 October 2018 - 08:16 PM

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I got mine.

The Deadbolt looks very like the Smoothman. The armor is similar (rather less good and will not stop many shells), the penetration and the precision of the gun are very close. What is differing is the very good fire rate of the Deadbolt (16.22) and a better alpha damage (125) that give it a great DPM. In return, the Deadbolt is a real slug with a max speed of 28 km/h (obtained only when descending). Climbing a slope with it is an exercise of patience.

The mobility seems to be near the one of a Churchill I (I raced with one).

A pretty good tank but really slow. For me the Bulwark is more interesting, with also a great fire rate (a real machine gun with its 2-pdr) and a better mobility.


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View PostDaLuckyDawg, on 26 October 2018 - 04:24 AM, said:

 

Nah, it’s pretty much just me.... we Mexicans have to stick together.  Only thing that got me is that the Sixth Sense I put on doesn’t meow the way my Rudy barks.  Weird !!!

 

I put one of the Dead Souls sugar skulls on mine, to give it  Mexican flavour! Might use a cat symbol on the flag...

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BrogueOne #12 Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:23 AM

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View PostGreywoolfe64, on 28 October 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:

 

I put one of the Dead Souls sugar skulls on mine, to give it  Mexican flavour! Might use a cat symbol on the flag...

Would you please share your impressions of the tank?  I’ll be playing it myself soon enough(currently on stage 6), but I’d really love to hear some other players’ feedback on it.



LynnO_73 #13 Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:52 AM

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I only have 2 games in it, and it doesn't seem like anything special to me. With the BDR G1 B hull you know it's going to be slow. The gun is ok, but I would strongly suggest a dose of gold rounds, you will need them! I did bounce a few shots off of it, but like everything else, dont rely on armor!
 
 
 

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It's a good tank, bit slow, accurate gun and good DPM - decent view range too - slightly different beastie than the Bulwark and good second line/TD heavy and then move in late game. IMO.

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You want to use the great dpm to shoot your way out of situations. Armor will bounce occasionally but not allways.

Carry gold (aka skill) rounds for tougher opponents and when you have to peek-a-boom a enemy

It’s slow, as expected, so plan your fight appropriately.

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View PostBrogueOne, on 29 October 2018 - 01:23 AM, said:

Would you please share your impressions of the tank?  I’ll be playing it myself soon enough(currently on stage 6), but I’d really love to hear some other players’ feedback on it.

 

Gladly. It's a bit sluggish off the bat, so you'll need off-road driving, smooth ride and clutch braking as your crew improves. It tends to attract a lot of 'must kill this new tank first' from opfor, so don't over-extend, as it can't handle a close-quarter knife-fight with more than one opponent, or one agile opponent spamming premium (Which they all seem to do against this tank!) Stay back, support the other heavies in their advance, and use the deadly accuracy and dpm of that Japanese 75mm. This is one heavy that IS good for sniping with.

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A slow, but excellent support heavy tank. 


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View PostPhoenixShroud19, on 05 November 2018 - 09:37 AM, said:

A slow, but excellent support heavy tank. 

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I got it recently and lets just say it's slower than it should be. I'm wishing I never bothered grinding it out. I thought I could play it similar to the Chi-Nu....but it's too slow and not fun for me to play. The gun is about the only thing I like. 

 

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I've played a number of battles in this tank and it's one of my favorites. It's slow, but the gun is excellent, and the armor isn't all that bad.




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