This weekend the special offer is all about medium tanks. Lots of medium tanks. Tanks that swarm and multiply in a frozen field … hang on, got sidetracked by H G Wells there. Anyway, the point is that if you like the faster aspects of this game, this is the offer for you. All the tanks involved are Tier VI and VII tanks, and while I feel that some lower-tier tanks would fit in well with the theme of the offer I am not complaining (too much).
Without further ado onto the tanks involved – these tanks are all available at a 30% discount and will benefit from a 30% earnings bonus: M4A3E2 Jumbo Sherman, M4A3E8 Sherman, T20, Cromwell, Comet, VK3001H, VK3001P, VK3001D, VK3601H, Panzer V Panther, VK3002D, T-34-85, KV-13, T-43, Type 58, and T-34-1. Yes, this is every regular Tier VI and VII medium in the game. In addition two premium tanks are available at a 50% discount – the Panzer IV Schmalturm and Panther-M10.
The one possible downside of the way this offer is constructed is that no French vehicles are available, given there are only three French medium tanks currently in game at Tiers III, IX, and X. Putting that aside I have personal experience of only three of these – the VK3001P, VK3601H, and VK3001H. Myself I very much like the VK3001H which I think can be used quite aggressively, whereas the VK3001P is more of a pure sniper and the VK3601H is a heavy-tank in disguise. As to commenting on the rest it is actually quite difficult. I see vastly more people playing Tier VI heavies and tank destroyers than the mediums, with the result that most mediums don’t stick in the head as much as other tanks I encounter more frequently. The Panther seems to be most effective as another sniper, while the Cromwell can be very effective played aggressively in the wolfpack manner. I have seen two or three Cromwells take apart an enemy team very effectively. Otherwise I must admit the others have especially distinguished themselves beyond certain stereotypes – so with the Americans they are adapted to hull-down tactics, for example. The same is true of the two premiums. Like I certainly would like to take advantage of this offer to acquire the Panther-M10 right now I cannot really justify it.
Moving onto the other aspects of the offer there is a discount on three and seven day premium account options for those wishing to see if premium is for them. The medal associated with this offer is Defender, and each one will mean fifteen thousand credits heading your way. Finally the first victory on each tank will give a triple experience bonus for the duration of the offer.
Overall this is a solidly themed offer, very concentrated with very little in the way of extras. B+.