A review of French tanks (updated 18/November/2023)

Anyone else find it absolutely insulting that the AMX 13-90 and Char 25t despite having the same power to weight ratio have the slowest acceleration of all 7.7-8.0 tanks.

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It’s because of the statistics they have from the players.
They aren’t good for their br brackets, but that doesn’t matter in skilled hands. So Escargot ruins it for everyone else.
I can bring the EBR 1954 to 10.0 and use it just as well, so by Escargot’s logic it keeps going up.

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On est d’accord la cadence de tir du VBCI a été nerf ?

La cadence de tir du VBCI semble être légèrement plus lente, mais il n’y a pas de changement dans le nombre.

Ah merci je suis pas fou !

Pourquoi aucune communication officielle via le changelog ?

Now that the leo 2A7 is in the game, can we expect this? :
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Anyone else peeved at the fact that Gaijin hasn’t added more than 1 or 2 roof mounted MG’s for their tanks (6.7-7.7)? I’m encountering helicopters and much more CAS and I can’t do anything with my 500 fire-rate hull-mounted MG. Other nations have been getting .50 cals and 20mm cannons since 5.0 BR. Why can’t we have nice things?

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Cause our stats are too good to have mgs…

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we literally had to close the skill gap in our tanks and that made us too good… :( nah fr tho the more i play with these tanks I’m realizing that our spalling rounds pack more of a punch than a lot of APHE

In the next planned BR change for tanks above BR 1.7, half of BR increases are for French tanks…The French BR bashing continues…

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/4/d/e/2PACX-1vSQX3XMJN_H5neRs3aHvbzZnyVTxFGELgfTfqKPwLEOuNuh7iaQ69HtQaFyTubnuNc1MBCRrI7PWHLL/pubhtml

As several of you, including @MS_Phantasm, have mentioned above, the vicious circle
good stats → BR increase → played by even less bad players → better stats… is at full speed.

I’ll update my review soon after the patch… Sigh…

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What can I say, Gaijin’s system for BR changes has always been utterly stupid. Why change something which is completely broken, he?

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What are some good lineups between 4.0 and 5.3?

Is it worth uptiering the 3.7 M4/ARL-44 to 4.0 to play the AMX-13 FL-11?

And what about the M4A4 SA-50? It’s the only 5.0, so the choice is either play it alone with 4.0/3.7s as backups which sounds like a terrible idea, or uptier it to 5.3, which I would guess it still does good at?

And then there’s the AMX-13 DCA-40 which at 4.3 is in a really weird spot, not worth uptiering 3.7/4.0s to play an SPAA, and at 5.3 you already have the TPK 6.41. Or is it still worth playing it?

Yes. The AMX-13 (FL11) is a beast, and the M4A4 is not afraid at 4.0. With the ARL-44 (ACL-1) , you have a full Tier 3 line-up at BR 4.0 to do your tasks and events, which is great. Note however that the ARL-44 is mediocre compared to the 2 other tanks (its shell bounces a lot and their damage is not great), and I personally often replace it by the M4A1 or M10, when playing 4.0.

Next time you see the AMX-13-M24 in the war bond shop, try to get it. It is excellent (but not as good as the AMX-13 (FL11)).

Then you have to go directly at BR 5.3, where the line-up with the M4 Jumbo, M4A4 (SA50), and the big ARL-44 is pretty OK. Do not hesitate to try the AMX-13 DCA in this line-up: it’s not the best SPAA, but it’s a mean tank killer (98mm pen with a high fire rate…)!

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