I review the Bat Chat 25 t, a tier 10 French medium tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with a replay of a Cliff battle.
Stat line: ace tanker, 5.4k damage, 8 kills, 2 spots
The Bat Chat has strong scouting capability and can carry games if the driver carefully conserves HP. It is the classic example of a tank that has a high ceiling and low floor, i.e. Bat Chat performance is highly dependent on the driver.
It is one of only two tanks where I have been able to average over both 2 kills and 2 spots per game over 100+ battles, and that speaks to the strengths of the tank.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ excellent top speed
+ excellent acceleration
+ excellent camouflage
+ excellent burst damage per clip (1950)
+ small profile
– long clip reload (~38 sec)
– poor accuracy (0.38)
– long aim time (2.7)
– paper-thin armor
– relatively low hull traverse for a light-armored medium
– mediocre gun depression (-6) and rear-mounted turret limit hill-fighting capability
– small crew (3) hampers skill acquisition
3. GLD or Vents (I prefer GLD to improve gun handling)
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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