I review the AMX 12t, a tier 6 French light tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with footage from tier 8 and tier 9 battles.
Prior to driving the 12t, I expected it to suck. However, after playing the 12t I realized that it’s misplayed by many drivers, just as I found with the ELC AMX and the M103.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ excellent camouflage
+ good burst damage (800 HP) for a full clip
+ fast clip reload (20 seconds)
+ solid accuracy (0.36)
+ solid silver penetration (144) relative to its peers
+ excellent gold penetration (202)
– very sluggish acceleration limits active scouting and ability to escape
– easy to run out of ammo given low ammo capacity (30), high rate-of-fire, and fast clip reload
– poor gun handling on-the-move
– very poor gun depression (-4) and rear mounted turret limit hill-fighting capability
– mediocre gun elevation (+12)
– small crew (3) hampers skill acquisition
I talk through how I’m reading the battle as it unfolds and discuss key decisions and mistakes. My hope is that these videos meaningfully help other players improve their gameplay.
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