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Which group will win a battle?

Tanks
- 8 (50%)
Stormwalkers
- 8 (50%)

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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2013, 03:46:12 AM »

But WWI tanks, such as the Mother, were probably less advanced than the Storm walkers...
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2013, 03:51:06 AM »

But WWI tanks, such as the Mother, were probably less advanced than the Storm walkers...
I agreed with you in my last post... my point is that a Stormwalker, while super advanced, is impractical.
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2013, 05:30:55 AM »

I know, its just it is unfair to compare WWI tanks to Stormwalkers, in the fact that the tanks might be less advanced.


Now, I really think both are two rather different cups of tea, and it'd be difficult to actually compare the two.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2013, 06:30:13 AM »

Fine, if you want to compare WWII panzers with WWI Stormwalkers, its still unfair.

The Germans back then had tank-to-tank radio communication. Which means they probably had crew-to-crew radio too. Meaning all that kicking and shouting wouldn't be needed anyway.
Panzers and Stormwalkers are still equal....
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2013, 06:36:06 AM »

Panzer IIIs, perhaps, but nothing above a Tiger tank would be equal with a Stormwalker.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2013, 09:00:56 AM »

Hmm...but t-34 tanks might work. Early panzers got their ass kicked by these soviet machines on the Easter Front.
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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2013, 09:12:43 AM »

Only in the beginning, actually. I know people like to glorify the T-34, but in reality, it didn't take long for it to become outclassed by King Tigers and Panthers. In fact, the Russians had a real problem with that and they couldn't get out new and improved tanks out in a timely manner.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2013, 11:44:16 PM »

My knowledge of tanks are admittedly light, so; weren't russian tanks rushed out of production quickly, to overwhelm the Germans? Or were they amde heavy to combat the fairly light armor of German tanks?

Sorry if this is a stupid question.
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« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2013, 01:12:43 AM »

A little bit of both. The Russians did panic, but they also had neat stuff in the beginning. Towards the end though, it was mostly panicking to match stuff like the Panther.
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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2013, 01:18:20 AM »

Thanks. I assumed they used a tactic similar to that of Russian infantry.

How much neat stuff could they have had before the war? They had just come out of civil war, and were in the middle of  a famine...

Anyways, any tank except a WWI Landship would kick a walkers delicate ass.
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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2013, 01:23:48 AM »

Lol, landship was the general term for all tanks back then. If you mean "except for the Mother", then yes.

The Russians had the invention and usage of sloped armor at the beginning of the war, and the Germans didn't. Remember, a fed-up American inventor went to show them sloped armor and an improved suspension system.
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« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2013, 01:31:15 AM »

Lol, landship was the general term for all tanks back then. If you mean "except for the Mother", then yes.

The Russians had the invention and usage of sloped armor at the beginning of the war, and the Germans didn't. Remember, a fed-up American inventor went to show them sloped armor and an improved suspension system.
Yes- all tanks from the WW1 era were shite. Unless the term was more common then tank during the second Great War?
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2013, 01:40:41 AM »

True, although some of the later WWI tanks might stand a chance...
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2013, 01:42:35 AM »

Still far to slow and hard to manuever in comparison to a Stormwalker. Also, I believe it has a smaller guns.
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« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2013, 01:43:29 AM »

The British 6 pounders...hehehe....
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