Sunday, January 27, 2013

World of Tanks: IS-6 "Ace Tanker"

I had a decent game in my IS-6 last night, to say the least:

Battle: Sand River Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:43:14 AM
Vehicle: IS-6
Experience received: 2,484
Credits received: 144,393
Battle Achievements: Crucial Contribution, Radley-Walters's Medal, Steel Wall, Top Gun, Mastery Badge: "Ace Tanker"

  • 9 Kills
  • 4 Achievements + Badge: Ace Tanker
  • Tanks Destroyed:
  1. ISU-152
  2. Panther
  3. T-44
  4. T25 AT
  5. T71
  6. IS-6
  7. IS-6
  8. KV-1S
  9. KV-5

Spawning in the South East camp, I moved immediately toward the southern-most ramp into the dunes, running along the very far-south border, but behind both clanmates and others.  A few enemies appeared moving toward the South West corner, and I left them to the more forward units.

I saw 2 red lights appear in the sand village, south of the river as well as a 3rd moving down toward it along the south road.  But first, a red light appeared at position F4.  My 1st shot was directed at it, and promptly missed!

By this time, the 3rd red light moving south down the road was within firing-range.  It was a KV-1S which nicely bounced my 2nd round in this battle.  I maneuvered a bit whilst reloading (never good to sit still), but was dead on him with reticle full-zoomed when my loader completed his job.  A single shot produced the 1st kill!

The 2 red lights in the southern sand village were both enemy IS-6s.  I didn't hesitate, but roared right towards them, mowing down the houses of the poor sand people.  I appeared almost between both as they were distracted by an ally light who had dove into the gulch.  The one to my right was busy aiming.  2 shots into his rear finished him!

His brother was more aware, and shot-out my gun.  I repaired it quickly, and now aimed at his frontal armor, doing good damage via driver’s port.  It took 2 more shots into the port to kill him, whilst he continued to bounce off of my front, shooting only the tougher parts.

3 kills completed, a T-44 is on our middle ramp, aiming at allies battling around J8.  2 shots -- with a bounce in the middle -- end his time, and now I'm at 4 kills.

A Panther I next decided to top the ridge at F5.  He allows me more than one shot, and we're at 5.

(I think about the time I was fighting 2 IS-6s, my brain figured this a loss, and I was fighting to make the best defeat possible.  After the 5th kill, I had some hope, albeit, several tier 8s were still alive).

Next, I see a clanmate battling a KV-5 within sneezing distance of our flag circle.  He never stops to look at me as I'm able to put 3 rounds into him and present the 6th kill.

The clanmate had joined me in the south sand village, and a T25 and ISU-152 had arrived through the northern part of the south village.  The ISU-152 goes after my buddy, luckily, the T25 goes after me.  I am able to use the remaining sand walls to my advantage, and put 2 rounds into his front, resulting in the 7th kill.

Racing now to help clanny, I put my hull, touching, perpendicular, to the ISU-152 at his rear.  A split second before I put a round directly into the rear of his upper casement 8th kill! he manages to get a round off and kills my clanmate.

I have little health remaining, when I see one of 2 remaining enemies racing towards me: the T71.  I am able to get an opening shot on him as his full-speed strafe races around my right, to my back side.  I crank turret hard right + hull hard right, and am just able to keep tracking and release the 2nd round -- 9th kill!

Now, only the arty is left.  One shot will destroy me for sure.  The remaining ally, an AMX 13 75, is now bold, and rushing to the far South West, but pausing off and on.  I ask him, "Please go light arty!"

Our best chance of making this a victory is for him to light, and me to kill.  In any event, I simply made the assumption that if the arty died, it would be to me, and I'd get a 10th kill!

I have to stop and encourage the 13 75 to move up.  He finally does, cautiously, along my left.  Suddenly, the enemy arty is lit at E4 ... but not moving!?  And, it is pointing toward E10.  It surely sees us both now.  Still, I fear he hasn't noticed, and begin to zig zag as I move into position.

I'm there, I'm in position.  I zoom-in.  I am aiming.  In seconds, I'll have my 10th kill!

Suddenly: "bang! bang!" dead!  The 13 75 puts out 2 quick shots into the arty, and it's over.

I simply type out: "Dude...."

After battle, in garage, I get a chat from a guy I did not know on my team:

Him: "Sorry you didn't get your tenth kill mate that amx is a real bastard."
FKD: "All good. thx much."

Nevertheless, it was an incredible battle, and I seemed to be at the center of a vortex, coming out alive....

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