WoT: Lorraine 40t Review, 9-Kill Carry in Mountain Pass [“Road to Unicum” Epi 27]

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Source: Taugrim

I review the Lorraine 40t, a tier 9 French medium tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with a replay of a tier 9 Mountain Pass battle.

Stat line: Ace Tanker, 4.5k damage, 9 kills, 100 cap points

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ excellent top speed
+ excellent acceleration
+ burst damage (1800 in ~14 seconds)
– huge profile
– armor is paper thin; hull is guaranteed to be penetrated by 120+ mm caliber guns due to triple
– long clip reload time (~39 sec)
– long aim time (3 sec) is higher than intra-clip reload time
– below-average alpha of 300 compared to tier 9 autoloaders

Recommended Equipment
1. VStab
2. Optics
3. GLD (or Vents)

Optics is useful for out-spotting opponents, especially in late-game situations so that you have the first-shot advantage.

I prefer GLD over Vents as the base aim time is comparable to heavy tanks, and that is problematic for a tank that is an autoloader and has paper-thin armor.

Other Comments
1. Gauntlets was the linchpin in our victory. Here is the link to his replay: http://wotreplays.com/site/2121783#mountain_pass-gauntlets-
2. while platooning with skilled players makes it easier to win in any tank, the Lorr 40t disproportionately benefits from platooning as it needs support to cover it during the long clip reloads. Many people have complained to me about this tank, so my simple advice is to platoon with friends

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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  1. Something minor, but when you were capping and the KT went up the hill to
    spot, you should have positioned yourself such that you could watch the
    road leading down to the Ice Road. Who knows if the arty would climb back
    up and try to do a last-ditch shotgun attempt from there? :)

  2. Great video dude, as always.

    I’m still working on the lorraine grind. I’ve managed to tank it from a 56%
    wr to 50% in the last few days, a healthy mix of playing like a prat and
    getting unlucky.

    I’m always snapshotting the first shot in the french autoloaders and always
    ranting about rng hating me :P

  3. You should play the FCM 50t

  4. Taugrim, I just unlocked the Conqueror Heavy and I haven’t gotten to the
    top gun yet, but have the turret, top engine, Type B Barrel, and radio. Is
    there any point in trying to grind the 60k xp for the 120mm L7A1, or is
    this going to be something I’m better off dropping some cash for?

  5. Brian “geeknik” Carpenter

    Great video as always!

  6. good stuff

  7. Are you going to be doing any vids on World of Warships?

  8. Any great reply, good commentary and good play. I wanted to ask if you
    could ever do a Road to Unicum with the M41 Bulldog, thanks.

  9. been busy, Taugrim?

  10. this series did help me progress at some point 🙂 now I like to like at it
    because I like good games

  11. You’re making great vids man, keep it up :)

  12. U really should get the pools there in my opinion

  13. Taugrim, can you recommend any other content creators who produce the same
    caliber and type of content?
    (it doesn’t have to be specific to WoT)
    I don’t play WoT but I love this series for the strategic commentary and
    the breakdown of your frame of mind.

  14. Very nice! Well played by both of you. Really appreciate the series.

  15. Relic eh?

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