Well, I did a fair bit less in the 2nd Anniversary Special than I originally intended. Two reasons for that – the first was my rather poor record. On Friday and Saturday I had a combined 14-26 record, which eventually just got me down a bit. Then for various reasons I did not play World of Tanks at all on Sunday. Tonight I have managed 12 games (with a 7-5 record). Ultimately I think the long losing streak with the Jagdpanther at the start of my anniversary campaign on Friday did cast something of a shadow over the entire event. The most immediate practical upshot of this is I did not manage to achieve all my goals, or play games in all the tanks I wanted. Nevertheless, I did manage to cover quite a bit of ground.
1. I elited the SU-85B and acquired the SU-85. I have decided not to sell off the SU-85B, but to play it for a bit to further train the crew. At Tier VII the Russian TD branch splits into two, so this will get me the two crews I require.
2. On the Jagdpanther I researched and acquired the Ferdinand, and equipped it.
3. Acquired the Panzer VI Tiger and equipped it
4. Acquired the M6 and equipped it
Only after I had run out of credits (literally – as I write this I have 6,589) did I realised I had forgotten to get the GW Panther on offer. I am unwilling to sell off any tanks currently because I will not get full credit for the equipment that goes with them – it would make a false saving (30% discount on the Panther vs a 50% effective cut in selling price of the equipment). As things stand however I have not done badly – I have made a saving of roughly 3.5 million and the 7-8 million I had banked has therefore been well spent. The one downside of this strategy is I paid full price for the Tiger, M6, and SU-85, but to be honest on all of them the savings I made on the equipment is greater than the savings I would make on a 50% discount. Moving forward however I am going to have to earn some cash – I hardly played my KV-5 so far in April, but that is now going to change.
Going forward my aim is going to be to save up enough to get the ST-1, but that is now in the medium term. So is acquiring the GW Panther – though now I feeling I will wait until after the arty revamp that is going to take place in 8.6 and see just how things stand. Shorter term I want to write up the S-35 CA and T1 HT, and then sell them both and move on. I also want to soon start playing with both Tiger tanks, so I can compare them in several dozen battles’ time. How much of this occurs – and how long it takes to happen, all depends.