I review the Cromwell, a tier 6 British medium tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with a replay of a tier 7 Lakeville battle.
My side wins 3v7 with vision control, use of hard cover, and wrecking isolated tanks.
Strengths and Weaknesses:
+ great top speed
+ great acceleration / agility
+ good DPM
+ good gun depression
8211; paper armor
– gun bloom
Comments / Errata:
1. to be clear, gun bloom is a separate concern from gun accuracy (0.36 for the Cromwell). The shot on the St Emil @1:40 missed due to inaccuracy, not gun bloom, given that I had the time to fully aim. That said, bloom elongates the time to aim
2. the enemy Wolverine made a critical mistake late of pushing up valley without support – he isolated himself and got bullied by our Panther. Be wary of isolating yourself unless you are confident you will win any 1v1s
3. per the WoT Wiki: “Once spotted, a vehicle stays lit up for a minimum duration of 5 seconds which can extend up to 10 seconds after the spotter moves out of spotting range or gets destroyed” – so 5-10 seconds, not the 6-8 I mentioned in the video
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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