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Neurotic Cell #1 Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:49 AM

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So I’m closing in on unlocking the Leo (Swedish medium).  While I was skeptical at first, I’ve found that I’m quietly having good games in the STRV 74.  I mean, it doesn’t feel like I’m doing much, but the damage starts adding up and I suppose the fast aiming, rate of fire and gun depression make it almost effortless.  I’m not saying I’m purpling out on it or anything, just that it performs weirdly where I get better  results than I initially expect.  

 

At any rate, the point is I’m sure I’ll love the Leo since it builds on this.  After that, the line goes to autoloader heavies.  Not sure I’m interested in those.  Haven’t heard glowing reviews, anyway.  

 

So what’s the general feeling on this line - stop at Leo or press on?  Is it worth it at all?


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xMAGNAxTANK117 #2 Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:10 AM

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Keep going the kranvagn is fantastic emil 1 and emil 2 are okay the turrets are the highlight of all the tanks but keep going the top tier tanks are autoloaders. 

Haukkis #3 Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:21 AM

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Kranvagn is awesome! Just keep going! :)

korbendallas-01 #4 Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:14 AM

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You should go on. I didn't expect it, but liked the Emil I.

 

No need to rush though. If you like to play the Leo, you will eventually have enough XP to get the Emil.



JAG THE GEMINI #5 Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:20 AM

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Yes the Leo is good but like others mentioned, the Kranvagn is REALLY worth it!

Even if the grind is kinda annoying, Go for it!!


 

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View Postkorbendallas-01, on 01 December 2018 - 08:14 AM, said:

You should go on. I didn't expect it, but liked the Emil I.

 

No need to rush though. If you like to play the Leo, you will eventually have enough XP to get the Emil.

True, I am about to get the emil 2 and can't wait to see that turret bounce more shells


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korbendallas-01 #7 Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:12 AM

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View PostComputingAxe, on 01 December 2018 - 09:20 AM, said:

True, I am about to get the emil 2 and can't wait to see that turret bounce more shells

 

What I don't like compared to the Emil I is the HEAT premium. I don't want to load half-empty magazines, that's why I drive most autoloaders with premium only, but that's not so straightforward with HEAT.

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View Postkorbendallas-01, on 01 December 2018 - 10:12 AM, said:

 

What I don't like compared to the Emil I is the HEAT premium. I don't want to load half-empty magazines, that's why I drive most autoloaders with premium only, but that's not so straightforward with HEAT.

For me, HEAT hates me so much that it doesn't do it job often enough for me to use it. I also don't fire premium as much  to give people a chance to use their armour. I know my weakspots enough that I usually don't need it.


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redshadowrider #9 Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:41 PM

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I liked the Leo enough that I kept it.  It sure didn't start that way though.  In its stock form it is a terrible weapon, but does improve immensely on the final package.  I am liking the Emil I, but am still on the stock package.
I'm just saying.....

The1970Hooper #10 Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:50 PM

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I'm glad you posted this question. When I got to the top package for the Leo I stopped to focus on other grinds I wanted to finish and have been faced with the same question over finishing the line or not. Sounds like I will be finishing this line next. Thanks all.

 


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Neurotic Cell #11 Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:07 PM

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Thanks for the replies!  

 

View PostHaukkis, on 01 December 2018 - 02:21 AM, said:

Kranvagn is awesome! Just keep going! :)

 

View PostJAG THE GEMINI, on 01 December 2018 - 03:20 AM, said:

Yes the Leo is good but like others mentioned, the Kranvagn is REALLY worth it!

Even if the grind is kinda annoying, Go for it!!

 

I guess I read the wrong posts before, lol.  I thought the intra-clip reload was abysmal on the Kranvagn.  I read several complaints on it and, being one who doesn’t get on with autoloaders generally, it sounded a bit rough to me.  That being said, I do want to get on with autoloaders just for personal improvement, so maybe I’ll just press on.

 

The STRV 74 became a keeper for me, the first Swedish tank to get that “honor”, lol.


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Neurotic Cell #12 Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:54 PM

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View Postkorbendallas-01, on 01 December 2018 - 03:14 AM, said:

You should go on. I didn't expect it, but liked the Emil I.

 

No need to rush though. If you like to play the Leo, you will eventually have enough XP to get the Emil.

 

This is the thing.  I didn’t expect to like the STRV 74.  High profile, it just looked to me like it would be painful.  Instead it just quietly does great.  I don’t know how else to describe it.  It’s like it doesn’t feel like I’m doing much in it, but it frequents the top 5 in the end plates, often with decent assisted, presumably because it hulls down well enough to keep things lit beyond a ridge.  While the turret is actually weakly armored, the fast aim time and high accuracy limit the exposure time.  You can practically pop up, RB-RT and drop down before anything shoots back.

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steelheadclan #13 Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:03 PM

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The 74 and Leo are good tanks. 

Emil I & II are not bad and totally workable. 

Kranvagn as first released was a steaming pile but after recent buff a few super uni’s say it’s not so bad now. 

 


 


KilledByPing #14 Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:32 PM

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Dont listen the trolls, both Emils and Kranwagen are worthless piece of junk.

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View PostKilledByPing, on 01 December 2018 - 06:32 PM, said:

Dont listen the trolls, both Emils and Kranwagen are worthless piece of junk.

The Emils only work for people who don't rely on premium ammo and consumables. Tanks like the M46 Patton are truly junk.


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PumpkinEcobar #16 Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:12 PM

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I'd call the Leo the second or third worst tank in the game. Loved both the Emil tanks so far, but they need a healthy supply of premium ammo. I'm close to the Kranvagn but I don't know if I'll upgrade from the Emil 2.

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Emil is prettt good but it's side hull armor is trash at 20mm so DO NOT SIDESCRAPE in it as you'll regret it. Use the turret and abuse that GD. Same for Emil II and Kranvagn. Both of those were buffed so they are better then before

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The Emil is good. Good turret, decent gun. An underrated aspect of the Emils is their mobility. They get around more like medium tanks.

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View PostUSSWISCONSIN94, on 01 December 2018 - 02:24 PM, said:

Emil is prettt good but it's side hull armor is trash at 20mm so DO NOT SIDESCRAPE in it as you'll regret it. Use the turret and abuse that GD. Same for Emil II and Kranvagn. Both of those were buffed so they are better then before

 

Good to know.  Sorta looking forward to continuing tye line now.

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I x SiNz x I #20 Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:41 PM

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Most people dump on the Leo for being bad, I have actually had a good time in it since playing it. I've moved on to the Emil I & II, but here are some videos of it which may help you (I recommend sticking with the 75mm as the 100mm is trash IMO).

 



 

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