Playstation fans of World of Tanks will be excited to hear that the French tank tree is here. After having to play with just the USA, German and USSR tanks for probably what seems like a lifetime gamers now have a new range of tanks to get their teeth stuck into.
In low tiers, the French light tanks are slow, well armoured and cumbersome, by the mid tiers their armour becomes lighter, they start to get a bit faster and agile. By the higher tiers the French tanks become fast and ideally suited for pushing forward doing a bit of spotting, getting a shot in and making runs to safety.
The light tanks include the Renault FT, D1, Hotchkiss H35, AMX 38, AMX 40, AMX ELC bis, AMX 12t, AMX 13 75 and the AMX 13 90.
The French medium tank is very small in relation to the light tanks mainly due to the push to increase speed and firepower over armour. The medium tank line includes the D2, Lorraine 40t and the Bat -Chatillon 25 t which is a popular tank amongst PC players for its high burst damage and acceleration.
The French heavies in the early tiers despite packing a bit of a punch are let down drastically by their armour value so it’s best not to expose yourself to enemy too much. By the middle tiers the armour value starts to improve and it’s all uphill from there. Don’t expect them to have the same armour value as the German heavies though.
The French heavy tank line consists of the B1, BDR G1 B, ARL 44, AMX M4 mle.45, AMX 50 100, AMX 50 120 and the AMX 50 B. There is also the FCM 50 t premium tank available to fans.
The AMX 50 series is a roster of high-tier heavies that display great strength and reasonable speed.
The French tank destroyers are a bit of an odd bunch and in the early tiers consist of the strange looking Somua SAu-40 and the Renault UE 57 despite their looks they carry reasonably strong weapons. At higher tiers the tank destroyers start to introduce sloped armour which increase their ability to withstand fire. Other tank destroyers in this line are the Renault FT AC, S35 CA, ARL V39, AMX AC mle. 46, AMX 50 Foch, AMX 50 Foch (155) and the premium tank, FCM 36 PAK 40.
French artillery vehicles are much smaller than their counterparts in other armies, they also don’t carry the largest calibre guns but fear not as this means they are quicker than other artillery and also have an increased camouflage value.
The tier X Bat -Chatillon 155 58 is the king of the artillery tree with an autoloader that carries a four round magazine for releasing the ultimate barrage on those within your reach.
Other artillery in this line are Renault FT 75 BS, Lorraine 39L AM, AMX 105 AM mle. 47, AMX 13 105 AM mle. 50, AMX 13 F3 AM, Lorraine 155 mle. 50, Lorraine 155 mle. 51 and the Bat -Chatillon 155 55.
If you want to see more of these tanks, click to watch the trailer below…
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