Armored Warfare: Swingfire Review, Guide to ATGM [“The Art of Warfare” Epi 1]

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We review the Swingfire, a tier 4 AFV in Armored Warfare (AW), with gameplay a tier 4 Reactor battle.

We also take an in-depth at the mechanics ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) and for landing your missiles consistently, including firing on targets before they enter your line-of-sight and switching targets mid-flight.

Stat line: Ace Tanker, Recon, 2.3k damage, 1.6k spot damage, 6 kills, 9 spots

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ superb camouflage (0.42)
+ high HEAT penetration (428)
+ excellent vision
+ 2 missiles per salvo (“clip”) provide compact burst damage
– low top speed and sluggish acceleration limit active scouting capability
– ATGM requires line--sight to the target, which means the Swingfire is exposed to counter-fire
– can struggle in close-quarters combat, compared to other AFVs which can fire-on-the-move and flank

Similar to my “Road to Unicum” video for World Tanks (WoT), the objective of these AW videos is to help players improve their gameplay.

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  1. Perfect, I got this tank last night and have to admit struggle a little
    with it. Woke up and thought I would do a little research but viola… no
    need this video pops up on my sub feed. I think I have spotted a couple of
    my mistakes, so will be good to get back in game…. thanks for the
    tutorial !!

  2. As long as you’re on the subject of the ATGM, do you have any comments on
    the M60A2 Starship? I’ve found it very difficult to work with. In the end,
    it seems best in a second-line supporting role, playing more like one of
    the glassier TDs in World of Tanks than a proper MBT. However the ATGM on
    the Starship is very difficult to use because you will *always* be spotted
    before you have a clean line of fire.

  3. I don’t know how to feel about AW. It has the potential to be a big game,
    but there are a few core issues I feel the need to say. (Personal Opinion)
    1.Consistency. The game feels a bit TOO consistent, I think that in 100
    battles I have never felt what I normally feel in WoT. No epic carries nor
    close games, no tearful and joyful moments, and most importantly, no real
    epicness. It just feels like normally one team totally steamrolls the other
    2. Skill Based MM. Okay, this one is hard. Good players are always needed
    to carry a game due to this, every single time. Even though it seems like a
    fail compared to what I said, they are often needed to push, spot or
    whatever else for the team.
    3.Grind. Having to unlock every ammo type and every module again even if it
    uses the same stuff. Grind is not really explained, either.

    That is how I feel. I know others don’t, but this game is not really for
    me. I don’t really like Modern Vehicles, but w/e.

  4. I hadn’t heard of this game, getting it setup right now to give it a try.
    Do you see AW and WoT as their own games based on the era of the tanks each
    has? I’m always a huge fan of WW2 era games over the morder era of warfare.

  5. you mind doing a video about ammo types? its alot diffrent from wot. like
    wtf is plastic? os “squash” ammo? theres alot of weird tpyes of ammo ive
    never heard of or dont know when to use.

  6. The lack of rng actually makes the game even more carriable. You do have to
    conserve hp more than in WoT.

  7. cool to see you doing other games. I also like that you do lower tier
    stuff, because frankly, it’s far more relevant to a guy like me, as not
    only am I seeing the tactics I am likely to need at my tiers, but also the
    actual equipment I am likely to be using and facing.

    Btw, did you try world of warships at all? I would be really curious to see
    your take on that, though I understand that if you are already super into 2
    games, you may not have time for a third.

  8. Nice to see you actually doing review in AW. Keep up the good work!

  9. U joined RELIC? wut?

  10. nice to see some armored warfare on your channel and i think your the first
    youtuber ive seen actually discussing gameplay and tactics for this game
    which is cool 🙂 also whats your opinion on the bmp tanks i was amazed by
    the speed and the gun of that tank its surprisingly fun.

  11. Didn’t play with ATGMs myself yet but this seems a lot like some kind of
    more mobile SPG mechanic.

  12. Christoffer Konggaard

    Yes YES! Armored warfare reveiw :)

  13. waiting on ep #32 road to unicum!!

  14. yes I LOVE YOU!! keep playing AW please :D

  15. Hello Taugrim, I really love your reviews; is it possible for you to make a
    sheridan review? Id love to see how exactly you play that machine.

  16. Great to see you have started to play AW. See you on the battlefield.

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