I got my KV! Yeah it still has that shitty turret and puny cannon, but at least I’ve got new tracks on her too. I even had enough credits to get the 75% crew training, which does seem to help on that godawful turret rotate speed. My luck with her so far has been terrible too, putting me in mostly unbalanced matches where I’m in the bottom third of the weaker team. It took me something like 9 matches before my first victory last night.
I also gave up on the USA Arti, deciding to rather concentrate more of my efforts toward the USSR tree. So I bought a SU-18, ran a few matches with it and then unlocked the SU-26. Now there’s an interesting beast. It’s the only Artillery unit that can rotate its turret fully. This means that aiming is usually much faster, giving me more shots on target before the other arties have time to turn on their tracks. It also makes it harder to spot while hiding in a bush . The firepower is still pretty weak though, and of course the range is poor, so you have to move further out and hit them more times. I’ve also noticed that it seems to be able to hit targets behind rocks and obstacles better than the USA counterparts. The higher trajectory must account for the crappy range.
And for interest’s sake: My number 1 search term for the last 48 hours is “Hetzers gonna Hetz” Awesome!
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