WoT: IS-8 Review, Heavy Medium – I Don’t Think So [“Road to Unicum” Epi 15]

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I review the a tier 9 in (WoT), with a replay of a tier 10 battle.

My team blows a 7-3 lead by not coordinating against an isolated E-100 who carries the opposing team.

Of all tanks from tier 5 to 10 in the IS-7 line, the IS8 feels the most awkward, whereas the other tanks are good to great.

Strengths and Weaknesses:
+ good gun penetration (25)
+ good gun alpha (440)
+ strong turret
+ good top speed
+ trolly side armor
– pikenose armor is weak, won’t reliably bounce shots against players who aim properly
– large, soft lower front glacis
– poor max gun depression (-5 degrees)
– longish aim time
– not particularly agile

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.

FAQs for the “Road to ” series:
http://taugrim.com/2015/02/19/taugrims-road-to-unicum-guide-videos-for-world-of-tanks/#faqs

Next episode: Cromwell in Tier 7
Previous episode: Trolling E-100’s in your /

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Taugrim

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