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Aschenblume #1 Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:51 AM

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Aschenblume's Guide on the Conqueror

Hello! For those that don't know me I'm Aschenblume, Precision Gaming member, super-unicum, and avid forum member. I'm here to help newcomers/newdrivers learn a thing or two about one of my favorite tanks. The British Tier 9 Heavy Tank FV214 "Conqueror".

 

First a little history:

The FV 214 Conqueror, also known as "Tank, Heavy No. 1, 120 mm Gun, Conqueror" was a British heavy tank of the post-war era. It was developed as a response to the Soviet Joseph Stalin IS-3 heavy tanks; its 120 mm gun was larger than the 20-pounder (83.4 mm) gun carried by its peer the Centurion. Conqueror's role was to provide long range anti-tank support for the Centurion. Conquerors were issued at nine for each regiment in Germany, usually grouped in three tank troops.

Source : Wikipedia

 

In-game statistics : 

Main Characteristics

Tier IX
 
Hit Points 1,850 HP
 
Weight/Load Limit 60.0 / 65.0 t
 
Price 3,600,000
 
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
 
Mobility
 
Engine Power 650 h.p.
 
Speed Limit 34 km/h
 
Traverse Speed 24 deg/sec
 
Turret Traverse Speed 36 deg/sec
 
Armor
 
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 130
  • sides 51
  • rear 38
 
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 165
  • sides 112
  • rear 112
 
Armament
 
Gun OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel
 
Ammunition 65 pcs
 
Damage 173-288 HP
 
Armor Penetration 170-283 mm
 
Rate of Fire 8.7 rounds/min
 
View Range 400 m
 
Signal Range 550 m
 

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor 
(mm)
Traverse Speed 
(deg/sec)
View Range 
(m)
Price 
(credits)
 
VIII Centurion Mk. III
  • front 165
  • sides 112
  • rear 112
36 400 42,000
 
IX Conqueror Mk. II
  • front 152
  • sides 89
  • rear 70
34 400 59,000
 
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage 
(НР)
Penetration 
(mm)
Rate of Fire 
(rounds/min)
Price 
(credits)
 
VIII OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel 230/230/280 226/258/42 8.7 120,000
 
IX OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel 230/230/280 226/258/42 9.23 180,000
 
X 120 mm Gun L1A1 400/400/515 259/326/120 5.71 300,000
 
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power 
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire 
(%)
Price 
(credits)
 
V Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB 650 20 16,000
 
IX Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC 750 20 84,000
 
IX Rolls-Royce Meteor M120 810 20 92,000
 
X Rolls-Royce Griffon 950 20 100,000
 
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit 
(t)
Traverse Speed 
(deg/sec)
Price 
(credits)
 
VIII FV214 65.004 24 31,500
 
IX FV214А 68.0 26 62,000
 
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range 
(m)
Price 
(credits)
 
VIII WS No. 19 Mk. III 550 22,000
 
VIII WS No. 22 700 25,000
 
X SR C42 750 54,000

 

Source : World of Tanks - Tankopedia

(Underlined modules are on the final package)

 

How to Play : 

Conqueror is the first of the British heavy tanks to receive real heavy tank firepower. One thing it still retains is it's RoF (rate of fire), aim time, and accuracy. One of the fastest firing 120mms in the game it will make medium tanks wish they were never born. The amazing Rolls-Royce Griffion engine, which is also equipped in the following:

-FV215b

-Centurion Mk. 7/1

-FV4004 Conway

This engine in correlation with the FV214A's suspension allows the tank to turn on a dime. But it's isn't the only thing to move quick Conqueror Mk.II's turret is very fast. There iis no reason for this tank to be circled by a medium who thinks he is hot stuff. The 120mm L1A1 cannon is in my opinion the BEST 120mm in the game. 

The 120mm L1A1 is also equipped on the following : 

-Tortoise

-FV 4004 Conway 

-FV215b

 

1.9sec aim time and .33 accuracy allows this thing to pull 360 quikscope snapshot MLG type shite. Even though you have a great gun don't be the newb camping in the back of the map don't be afraid to get stuck in.

 

However do not expect much out of the armor. IT IS the same Chassis as the Caernarvon with the same armor characteristics. Although it's the same chassis it is still able to pull off bounces. Just don't drive around thinking you're a Maus in a tier ten game. You can do that when top tier though, just don't be dumb.

 

DO NOT BE THE HEAVY DRIVER BEHIND THE ARTY.

Don't forget you're in a heavy tank, especially when top tier. When the engagement has turned into a stalement it is you're job to push on over the top and attack. Put some fear into the enemy with your monstrous cannon. 

 

When Bottom tier : 

It is best to play the role of supporting heavy. Ex. The enemy is distracted by a big ole E-100 and you pop up around a corner and plug the enemy in the rear. Enemy tank doesn't like that, turns his attention to you, and gets a big 150mm shell from the E-100 from before.

 

Equipment Load out : 

Large caliber gun rammed

        -can never have to much rate of fire

Advanced crew ventilation

        -make your crew a little more comfortable when having their tea

Heavy Tank spall liner

        -perfect for the "why me arty" type and or kamikaze individual

Gun laying drive

        -why not pull the 360 MLG quikscopes faster?

Vertical stabilizers

       -it already fires well on the move why not improve it?

 

How Do I Like to Play?

 

When I hop into the driver's seat of the Conqueror I like to get stuck in as fast as possible. Pushing the Rolls-Royce Griffin engine to its max speed of ~35KpH towards the front line. There I put the gun's amazing performance to work pulling out to quickly fire at the enemy. The turret is strong enough and sloped back enough to bounce most shots that are being shot up at it. Not so much on level ground as the cheeks of the turret are a known weak spot. 

 

WARNING : the hatch at the rear of the turret is not a reliable week spot to shoot at as the optics count as spaced armor and the hatch itself is very sloped back.

 

When facehugging a Conqueror it is best to shoot it in the cheeks and the very visible turret ring. (Which can easily be jammed when shot at)

 

Technical Detail : 

The tank's ammo storage compartment or ammo rack is located in the front left hull of the tank. Next to the driver's postion.

 

Another note worthy of consideration : 

The Conqueror doesn't have a whole lot of ammunition (35 rounds) and you will occasionally run out of ammo in long duration battles.

 

UPDATE: Conqueror's turret was buffed to 254mm frontal turret armor. Dont be afraid to use hull down tactics, be sure to not stand still however for the hatch can still be penned if they get lucky or are a good shot. 

 

 

I hope this helps a lot of Conqueror drivers out there. If you have questions feel free to post them as I'll be watching over this thread. Good luck 


Edited by Aschenblume, 13 September 2016 - 08:35 PM.

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You should do more of these. Its very helpful :)

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Aschenblume #3 Posted 05 April 2015 - 04:09 AM

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Might do the next one for the Centurion Mk. 7/1

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Great review. Found this tank to be a beast with that 120mm gun, I have wet ammo rack, vert stab and vents, will remove ammo rack when I have my crew trained in safe storage and preventive maintenance. 

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I have had my Conqueror for a while and even I learned something from this, thanks. I tend to drive mine more like a medium due to the lack of armour, I find it's great for flanking with it's surprising agility for it's size.

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And please do the 7/1 that's my favourite tank in the game.

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http://forum-console.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/82124-panzers-guide-for-the-centurion-mk-71/page__fromsearch__1

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Nice review!   I almost have the Caernarvon unlocked and am looking forward to that tank as well.  l PanzerFaust l--I noticed that you have the FV215B as well but it looks like you prefer the Conq. Just wondering what your thoughts are on the FV215B?

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View PostAwardedSteak863, on 05 April 2015 - 07:48 AM, said:

Nice review!   I almost have the Caernarvon unlocked and am looking forward to that tank as well.  l PanzerFaust l--I noticed that you have the FV215B as well but it looks like you prefer the Conq. Just wondering what your thoughts are on the FV215B?

 

FV215b

 

A great medium tank killer. Even though it's not very well armored for a tier ten heavy tank it's health pool is it's armor. (2500) 3rd most hp in the game. With the same 120mm L1A1 it is now the fastest firing in the game with 6.9 rounds/min. (~7sec).

 

Although it's not exactly like the Caernarvon's chassis it might as well be with only 22mm more armor. Like I said it's not much of a heavy in the armor department.

 

But that's not what makes the FV215b so effective, it's the hp and amazing rate of fire. When I drive the FV215b I'm always one of the first to get stuck in and put my strengths to work. I'm not as focused on bouncing shells, which it can do when angled. Im focusing on doing damage, but be careful because the tank carries the same 35 rounds and will run out easily during long periods of engagement. 

 

The best equipment to put on the FV215b are the same that were listed above.

 

The reason I don't drive the FV215b as much as the tier 9 predecessor is because I just like the Conqueror cause it's smexy wexy and gets tier 9 matchmaking.

 

One last note. The FV215b can turn on a dime so you will not be circled by a medium tank.

 

I hope this was helpful Steak.


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this is my fav tank in this game

 

 


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About time there were more tank guide threads. I thought I would be the only one doing it lol.

 

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View PostFolkAttorney67, on 05 April 2015 - 12:03 PM, said:

About time there were more tank guide threads. I thought I would be the only one doing it lol.

 

yeah your guide was what made me want to do mine

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Good work dude.

 

Makes me sad I'll never get myself to grind this tank out lol.


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View Postl PanzerFaust l, on 05 April 2015 - 05:02 PM, said:

 

yeah your guide was what made me want to do mine

 

Awesome. People that are grinding up to this tank or already have it will see this thread as a valauble source of information. Good job Panzer! +1

 

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View PostFolkAttorney67, on 05 April 2015 - 07:06 PM, said:

 

Awesome. People that are grinding up to this tank or already have it will see this thread as a valauble source of information. Good job Panzer! +1

 

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Panzer:

Great info on Conqueror and FV 215. Consider developing videos on tactical employment and techniques for these two.



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Great stuff Panzer, and very timely seeing as I'm just about to move up to both the Conqueror and the Centurion 7/1.

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Just got the Conqueror and after a handful of games with the barrel B 20 pounder I said to hell with it and free xped to the 120.  Good good I love this tank!  I got a mastery badge on my 2nd game with the 120.  Thanks again for the guide, after about 5,000 games I think I found the ideal tank for me.

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View PostAwardedSteak863, on 21 April 2015 - 08:34 PM, said:

Just got the Conqueror and after a handful of games with the barrel B 20 pounder I said to hell with it and free xped to the 120.  Good good I love this tank!  I got a mastery badge on my 2nd game with the 120.  Thanks again for the guide, after about 5,000 games I think I found the ideal tank for me.

 

Nice. When you get to the FV 215b remember, it's more of the same with more health.

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I always get caught out in both the Conq and 215b. I think it's me, I'm having a break from the Brit bruisers for a while. I have found the guide very useful, and thank you for posting it.
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