Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

The Good Guys


88 replies to this topic

#1 Harold Jones

Harold Jones

    Shaken but not deterred...

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,404 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 0812 AM

Figured there should be a non-mouthbreather thread.
  • 0

#2 Harold Jones

Harold Jones

    Shaken but not deterred...

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,404 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 0819 AM

I was on Abbey and an IS3, Pershing and I (caernavon) went up the ridge road. We bumped into 5 of the red team, a couple heavies, two TDs and a type 59. The IS3 went high and the Pershing and I pushed on to hit them from behind. We got there and started cleaning them up when the IS3 pushed too hard and got killed, which allowed the type to start heading for our back line. The Pershing (skull01vt) actually abandoned an easy kill to go back and stop the type, he caught him and killed him while I cleaned up the last two vehicles and headed for the red base. It wasn't like he single handedly turned the tide of battle but it was a surprisingly heads up play in a pub.
  • 0

#3 Edmund

Edmund

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,550 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 0836 AM

This is good. I will try to note some good players. But some who do well are so annoying.
  • 0

#4 Stefan Fredriksson

Stefan Fredriksson

    Stable Genius

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,081 posts

Posted 26 February 2013 - 1601 PM

Had a string of really shitty games. Thought "only one more before calling it a night".
Teamed up with "Sloth_slayer" in a KS-1S on Westfield. He ended up with 2500 dmg, top gun and Radley-Walter's, 8 kills.
I racked up this:

Victory! Map: Westfield den 26 februari 2013 21:41:03
Vehicle:: M18 Hellcat
Exp: 1 821 + Credits: 44 865
Achievements: : Confederate, Sniper (21 hits of 22 fired). 3400 dmg, 5 kills.

Good way to end the session.
  • 0

#5 Fritz

Fritz

    Master of Panzer

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 7,598 posts

Posted 01 March 2013 - 1722 PM

How sad is it that this thread is an order of magnitude shorter than the Mouthbreater thread?
  • 0

#6 FlyingCanOpener

FlyingCanOpener

    Kakistocrat

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 9,137 posts

Posted 01 March 2013 - 1836 PM

No one on this forum ever plays games with me on their team. :)
  • 0

#7 Colin

Colin

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,971 posts

Posted 01 March 2013 - 1957 PM

I make a point of giving a push to the slower guys when my tank is 1/2 way or lower, better that the T95 arrives early to the fight rather than just a tiger II
  • 0

#8 Max H

Max H

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,656 posts

Posted 01 March 2013 - 2018 PM

That's more of a situational thing IMO - the TOG fr'instance will go bout 14km/h unaided and 15km/hr with a T5 or T6 pushing. So in that situation IMO it's better to get an extra gun at the front than the TOG there in a bit over 90% of the time. Depends of course on how fast a T95 can go with assistance and how good the pushing tank is.
  • 0

#9 Skywalkre

Skywalkre

    Garry F!@#$%g Owen

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 8,902 posts

Posted 05 March 2013 - 1144 AM

Hell froze over. I'm posting in this thread.

Steppes. T34. Southern team.

I head west which is what I always do. I hate taking the T34 with its horrid mobility into the openness that is the east of that map. Going with me is a Jagdtiger, a Tiger, and an IS-2. I take up an overwatch spot by that big rock in the south and notice several enemy tanks going for that middle rock structure. It soon becomes clear we're outnumbered and out-tiered. The Tiger and IS-2 are killed rather quickly because they try to move for that rock structure as well right off the bat*.

It's looking pretty bad at this point as it's just me and the Jagdtiger against at least 5, possibly 6. Fortunately, he's back with me. We hole up. The guy's name was Uzuriel and he knew how to play peekaboo. Between us we take out at least 2 enemy tanks by playing smart with hull-down and corners. However, we're still outnubered and I can see that 2 enemies are moving to flank us by going around this rock to the north.

I had asked for help before this because we had 3 tanks covering our base. They had already failed at protecting arty but here they did the right thing when it was needed. First, a SP moved up and stopped the flankers before they got around us. Unfortunately, he rushed into the enemy formation and got killed. Still, it bought enough time for the other two heavies, one an E-75, that was at our base to move up and help as well. Enemy keeps trying to flank and are caught between the Jagdtiger which held his ground, these 2 heavies from base, and myself which zoomed around the northern part of this rock and caught the enemy from behind.

All in all, a game played with brains. I like that. Our eastern flank won their fight and it was a pretty lopsided win by the end. I didn't have to carry the team, which is always nice. Instead, I felt like I was almost on a real team.

I won't lie, I bitch out my teams a lot. Reason is most are bad. I was giving nothing but compliments and praise in this one. It's rare, but when it's deserving I give it out in droves.

Playing in the mornings is great. My stats aren't any better (or rather, w/r isn't) but the quality of the games is much higher.


*Always a bad idea. If you end up in a situation like what happened in this game you now moved into an area where you can't escape and where you're guaranteed to get wiped out. You always want to be in a spot where you have options. Moving there right off the bat without knowing what the enemy team has going there leaves you with none.

Edited by Skywalkre, 05 March 2013 - 1145 AM.

  • 0

#10 Harold Jones

Harold Jones

    Shaken but not deterred...

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,404 posts

Posted 06 March 2013 - 0645 AM

I was on West Field yesterday and a guy in a t71 (akivall) basically won the game for us. Our town side force died a horrible death and three of the reds started capping. We both started back to the cap at the same time but he was much faster than my 59-16 and got back to the circle at 95ish, he managed to knock them back to 0 and killed one before he died. By the time I got back they were back up to 50% or so but I was able to knock them back again while our super pershing finished off an su-101 and solo capped.
  • 0

#11 Colin

Colin

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,971 posts

Posted 06 March 2013 - 0836 AM

Finding that tier 7-8 battles are showing some good teamwork I starting to notice a lot of familiar names and I think people are starting to work together a bit more.
  • 0

#12 Skywalkre

Skywalkre

    Garry F!@#$%g Owen

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 8,902 posts

Posted 11 March 2013 - 1338 PM

Everyone on my team in the game I just had in my T34 on Murovanka.

Eleven of us went north (SW team). We stuck together. We kept pushing. Ended up steamrolling the other team 15-2. I got to fire all of 2 shots (and was delighted about that fact).

This game isn't hard. Bad players make it so. These guys weren't.
  • 0

#13 Skywalkre

Skywalkre

    Garry F!@#$%g Owen

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 8,902 posts

Posted 22 March 2013 - 1407 PM

The platoon from [STOUT] in my last game (Gladiair, Nethmal, and phantomeagle).

 

Erlernberg on my T34.  Most of the team goes north.  Only about 4-5 of go south and no one's 'sniping' from the castle.  The minimap shows the enemy is mostly in the south and quickly wipes out our force there.  We (slowly) take out the first wave of their northern force and I ask for 3-4 tanks to move south in hopes of salvaging this game (we were losing 4-7 at that point).  The above three go with me.  Smart play using corners and hull down enable us to wipe out the enemy southern force that's now crossed the bridge to our side.  What was left of the enemy northern group wiped out was was left of our guys up there and one of the STOUT guys runs up to keep a T28P up there busy while myself and a remaining KT at 10% health kill a KV-1S and FCM-50t that came middle (the latter being at full health).

 

What in most games would've been a clear defeat ended up being saved by smart play.


  • 0

#14 Colin

Colin

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,971 posts

Posted 23 March 2013 - 1158 AM

had several good games in the tier 2, 5 and 8 range, paired off with another tanker and worked our way forward, lots of alternating fire on exposed targets, good protection of flanks and arty. there are days when you see everything work perfectly and you have a big smile at the end of the game. Almost wished we got 5 seconds more of chat to say great job to xxxxx


  • 0

#15 Skywalkre

Skywalkre

    Garry F!@#$%g Owen

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 8,902 posts

Posted 23 March 2013 - 1823 PM

Didn't catch all the names.  I was on Redshire on my KV-4 and was the only one on the hill for the southern team.  There was a Tiger up with me but he died rather quickly after exposing himself.  I caught of at least one enemy moving along the eastern side of the map before I hid to save myself from the same fate.  Given the amount of fire that hit that Tiger there was likely a lot more.

 

So, I basically type out "umm... east is fucked."

 

Then I see a T57 coming up.  Oh crap, I think.  He comes around a corner to fire on me and bounces.  I fire and bounce off him.  Then... he brews up.  I look at my minimap and there's at least 5 friendlies in those houses on the western hill near our base.  Think they had all turned to help cover me.  A Bat Chat now comes around the corner and starts lighting into me.  I reverse to the opposite side of the hill and move back up so that I'm within 50m of the enemy and lighting them up evern though I don't have LoS.  They all come over the hill and my teammates knock out every one.

 

I ended the game with over 5k spotted damage... in a KV-4.  Was nice for once to be able to depend on my teammates.  That's so rare in a pub game.


  • 0

#16 RETAC21

RETAC21

    A la lealtad y al valor

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13,648 posts

Posted 13 April 2013 - 0534 AM

On the EU server Christopher2012 has just pulled a draw out of sure defeat with a VK2801, killing in the process a T34 and an AMX50 120, awesome job this man did.


  • 0

#17 Skywalkre

Skywalkre

    Garry F!@#$%g Owen

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 8,902 posts

Posted 29 April 2013 - 2024 PM

Was platooned in my T-62A* with some clanmates on Prokhorovka.  It ended up with me mid and a buddy in his T57 holding west against 2 IS-7s, a 110E5, ST-I, some light that died real early, and a 183.  Thankfully the enemy was bad and didn't rush all together.  Still, there were lots of high tier arty (which were targeting my clanmate) and it was close till the end.  My buddy and I were doing ok but he was saved on several occasions by some very well placed arty shots.  After the game one of our arty did almost 7k damage.  His name was Steelhead77 and I made a point to send a message afterwards on the great game and thanked him for saving our hides.

 

 

*Only get to platoon in tier 10s, really.  Most everyone else in my clan either has every tier 10 they want or enough credits they don't need to use tier 8 prems.  Still mostly running my T34 solo.  :(


  • 0

#18 Max H

Max H

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,656 posts

Posted 06 May 2013 - 1159 AM

Holy crap, get a load of this T-50-2

shot005su.jpg

I thought we had lost the hill, but somehow me & him turned it around


  • 0

#19 jwduquette1

jwduquette1

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,018 posts

Posted 06 May 2013 - 1232 PM

I love matches like that in a T-50-2 or a T-50 (or ELC for that matter).  You're high up in team vehicle ranking so you know you can do front, side, or rear pens of a lot of the stuff you'll be facing -- plus you have all that excess speed and turning rate.  And you can take hits from the red team and not necessarily die from one pen.  

 

But I don't see matches like this too often in a T-50-2.  Usually bottom rung in a Tier VIII+ -- scouting for behemoths and arty that will kill u with one hit if u stop for a few seconds.


  • 0

#20 RETAC21

RETAC21

    A la lealtad y al valor

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13,648 posts

Posted 08 May 2013 - 1537 PM

Sometimes, the stars line up...

 

 

shot022mx.jpg

  • 0



Reply to this topic