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  1. Hey guys Just wondering about the correlation of the win rate vs the WN rating. In my tiny brain I would have thought that if you had a half decent winrate than your W.N rating should be close to it at least in colour as surely your win rate is largely down to your skill and understanding of the game ? So if there is a biggish gap (platooning excluded) between the figures why would this be ? In Barnesland if you have a high win and low WN you must have been tooning up with a good player or two, and low win and high WN you get super unlucky all the time with mega shitty teams or play all the shitty ships (highly unlikely but possible) Many thanks in advance.
  2. So I posted a survey on reddit which asked players their recent wn8, the server they play on, and to rank the T10 tanks from 1 to 10 according to how good they think they are. With the help of a friend I compiled the results into some nice graphs if anyone is curious. A rough summary of the results which shows sample sizes for anyone who is curious: http://i.imgur.com/k9WbxQR.png The two main findings are: Not really so much that is surprising here, but it's good to see the numbers. In general worse players rate TDs higher and Meds lower, while good players do the reverse. I was surprised to see the T-62A scoring higher not with good players but with worse ones. And the batchat is universally highly rated; I suppose everyone knows how dangerous autoloaders are, with the Waffle highly rated by bad players, and most others highly rated by good players, the batchat is good according to all of them. This compares opinions of EU and NA players from the top recent wn8 band. It is normalised because NA 2900+ recent players rated tanks lower on average.There aren't many differences here, but the E 50M and E 100 stand out. I'm not too sure why these are so different, but I am surprised to see the E 100 so preferred on NA given the reputation it has for more gold ammo. This supports my personal theory a little that people on EU at T10 fire gold just as much when it matters, people just fire it more on NA when they don't need it, or when they're seal clubbing (something which definitely happens much less on EU). I hope you find this interesting, and I'd like to thank my friend toby1248 for helping analyse the data. It's worth checking out the album linked at the top because it contains links to live versions of the graphs which will update as more data are gathered
  3. ☭ Comrade tankers, As you all have surely heard, the great and everlasting Party has announced that high-quality HEAT and APCR shells, produced by the exceptional effort of the workers' might, are now available to all tank divisions without requiring the use of golden ration tickets. In addition, all premium shells are granted at a great discount to immediately encourage the use of these weapons against the enemies of the people's Republic. This short experiment presented here with 30 battles in the SU-26/122, the Soviet Union's most feared light self-propelled artillery platform, aims to draw some observations on the effectiveness of Russian HEAT shells and how practical it is to use them all the time to smite the hordes of fascist and capitalist tanks on the battlefield using said SPG. One of the first things we had wanted to try after the Gold Shell Revolution was to field our SU-26 with a FULL LOADOUT OF 28 HEAT SHELLS. However, a full loadout was decided against because it was deemed excessively excessive, and it is known that despite their unyielding penetration, HEAT shells do not have splash damage, making them similar to the effects of standard AP shells. Our ever diligent records and calculations regarding our combat statistics indicate that the SU-26 boasts a hit ratio of ~60%. Strong as such a value may be, to even think of wasting the remaining 40% of all HEAT shells fired and having them do 0 damage in battle is clearly capitalistic. As such, the SU-26 was armed with 14 superior quality HE shells and 14 newly acquired HEAT shells, such that HE may be used in situations when a hit may be questionable. It was then decided that very accurate economic and combat records be kept over a period of battles to observe just how much more dangerous the SU-26 becomes when armed with HEAT, and if using HEAT at such a constant rate will result in any severe reduction of silver ration tickets by the Party. The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public. Of course, we will first provide evidence to support this authenticity of this experiment and any observations drawn from it, unlike some fascists who use vague anecdotes or capitalists who use garbage numbers pulled out of their landfills. The evidence is thus presented in the form of real live battle footage of glorious Soviet steel and Party-approved records of combat performance and expenditure of rations: Full Replays of glorious SU-26/122 in action: http://www.mediafire...6c2c0qkq2p5hp2o End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...77z81813g5gfb4b And now, on to the actual study. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >30 battles of Solo Pub - a valiant struggle against waves and waves of malicious enemies and "teammates" alike. >SU-26/122 is armed with 14 each of HE and HEAT shells. >HEAT shells were acquired at 2000 silver ration tickets; half-price. >HEAT shells were not simply spammed like a crayon-eater would, but were fired at discretion on hard targets. >From the 8th battle onwards, we activated our ration of Premium Economics Policy, complements of the people's Party. However, we account for the flow of ration tickets and experience for both Standard and Premium Economics Policies in all our battles, so this should not affect any results in the experiment. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: These numbers alone do not mean much, so here are records of our overall SU-26/122 performance, which include past performances. These were taken after the actual experiment because somehow an error prevented the retrieval of records from before the experiment. The public may be assured that there will be some bureaucratic changes that will take place. Overall averages: >68% victory. >2.55 targets destroyed per battle. >866.23 damage points inflicted. >380 average EXP points awarded. Averages during experiment: >66.67% victory. >2.97 targets destroyed per battle. >968.07 damage points inflicted. >390.07 average EXP points awarded. Now we can notice the changes in performance. One major observation is that arming HEAT does NOT guarantee a complete rolling of our bumbling enemies and a 100% victory ratio. This is unfortunate. From this small sample size we can see that the victory ratio is still close to previous averages. However, we see that average kills and average damage has increased by a tangible amount, leading to an increase in EXP granted. This change may not be monumental, but it indicates the superiority of HEAT shells. But of course, this is already known. What is more significant to this experiment is the flow of ration tickets when commissioning HEAT shells. It can be seen that a commander using a moderate average of 3.9 HEAT shells per battle on a SU-26/122 may approximately break even in terms of rations produced and expended. If using a Premium Economics Policy, one may even collect a fair sum of ration tickets to be used in the noble struggle against the enemies of the Union. HOWEVER, once these precious HEAT shells return to normal rationing standards, to use them in combat at the same rate will result in a severe loss of rations. Even when using Premium, one still loses out slightly. This may only apply to the SU-26/122, but we anticipate similar results if such experiments are repeated on other tanks. We warn all tankers to be cautious in their usage of HEAT shells; these revered objects take hours of labour from our comrades in the factories to produce and come at great costs. The standards of combat have not changed, and all tankers are still expected to utilize their standard ammunition effectively and only turn to golden shells in dire emergencies. For the SU-26/122, this means situations against heavily armoured Tier 6 tanks, or engagements at extremely short ranges (AKA "TD mode"), or any other such need. To spam them without discretion will actually result in many misses, 0-damage criticals, and a resulting deficit of rations; any capitalists who still insist on spamming as such will dig their own graves in debt. Comrades, be sure to also learn about the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: As well as Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: And the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  4. ☭ Comrade tankers, As part of our five year plan, we have begun fielding the new SU-152/152 to enhance the destruction of our hapless foes during our glorious campaign. This new beast killer is the pinnacle of Soviet Tank Destroyer Doctrine: if gun does not work, use more gun. Through the selfless toil of the Union's innovative tank engineers, we have successfully mounted an unstoppable 152mm gun on to a mobile chassis, allowing us to quickly deploy such weapons anywhere on the front. Combat experience indicates that the blast from the SU-152/152's mighty 152mm cannon can easily rip the turret off of any fascist Tiger tank. In addition, since the resolution of the Gold Shell Revolution, we have received multiple shipments of 152mm HEAT shells to enhance the gutting of such lemmings. Following the righteous path of the Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study, we have conducted analysis on the effectiveness and efficiency of using the SU-152/152's HEAT shells on a regular basis in our day-to-day stompings. Once again, we have created accurate economic and combat records detailing the progress of 30 battles to observe the tank's performance and economic characteristics. The goal is to determine how often such great weapons may be used without incurring penalties on our vital silver ration tickets. The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public. To avoid lowly accusations of forging information on combat records, we have provided undeniable evidence to support the authenticity of this experiment and any observations drawn from it. Original uncut battle scenes of the SU-152/152 in glorious action have been authorized by the Party to be released to the general public, accompanied by unmodified copies of real combat records written directly by the tankers themselves. The evidence generously provided to us makes this experiment's credibility beyond question. Full Replays of glorious SU-152/152 in action: http://www.mediafire...xly7gbqlo9y17ff End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...cdvw6mdec8uu88z Now, onwards to the study! The conditions of the experiment are thus: >30 battles of Solo Pub - where the People's Glorious Expeditionary Force boldly march forward to face conditions unknown. >SU-152/152 is armed with 16 HE shells and 10 HEAT shells. >Our original shipment of HEAT shells were acquired at half price: 2400 silver ration tickets. Partway through the experiment we ordered additional shipments at full price after each battle. >Partway through the battles, our ration of Premium Economics Policy had expired. However, we account for the flow of ration tickets and experience for both Standard and Premium Economics Policies in all our battles, so this should not affect any results in the experiment. >HEAT shells were generally used as the primary shell of choice to maximize destruction of hostile capitalists. The SU-152/152's characteristics favour fearless aggression in urban environments. Close range shots are favoured for higher accuracy using HEAT, while HE shells are more effective for splashing enemies at longer ranges and avoiding 0-damage track shots. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: As we have just begun deploying SU-152/152's on to the battlefield, no past performance records exist. Instead, these are the records taken after the experiment and include all actions so far: The few extra battles are from field-testing and for assisting in crew orientation prior to beginning the official experiment. We can observe the performance of the SU-152/152 when using HEAT. Likewise with the SU-26/122, arming HEAT does NOT guarantee an utter rout of enemy pubs, and once again we are foiled in our attempts to achieve the legendary 100% victory ratio. Damage inflicted upon our enemies is high, comparable to our T-44/100 and almost as high as our IS-3/122, both of which are classified as Tier 8 tanks. However, without records of SU-152/152's performance without HEAT shells, we cannot definitely conclude quite how much HEAT contributes to our heroic battle efforts. Of course, it is strongly believed that HEAT does indeed drastically improve performance by allowing for alpha damage nearing that of the theoretical damage of our prototype ISU-152/152, which is currently in development. In addition, the public is encouraged to keep in mind that the 152mm cannon is a stock weapon for the SU-152 chassis. Such a high output of pain upon our enemies is highly likely to be attributed to the usage of HEAT, while we research additional alternative weapons for the SU-152. Now as to the main goal of this experiment: the expenditure of silver ration tickets when using HEAT shells. We can observe that using an average of 3.73 HEAT shells per battle is 100% sustainable for a SU-152/152 pilot if the shells were acquired at a discount. Furthermore, activating a Premium Economics Policy under these conditions allows for a strong gain of material to further the progress of the Soviet war effort. On the other hand, if the HEAT shells were commissioned at standard prices, we may find a moderate deficit in rations if continuing this pattern under a Standard Economics Policy. However, a Premium Economics Policy continues to allow sustainability in utilizing these weapons of mass destruction, and even allows for a moderate gain in silver ration tickets! Those under Standard Economics Policies must learn to use the standard HE rations well and conserve HEAT shells to avoid losses, but glory be to those who have been granted a Premium Economics Policy by the great and everlasting Party, for it allows us to perpetually smite the enemies of our Motherland! Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: And the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  5. ☭ Comrade tankers, Today, we continue with our groundbreaking studies on the economics of gold shells with the KV-1 breakthrough tank, which is named after the people's Commissar Kliment Voroshilov. First, we would like to clarify common misconceptions about the name. Comrade Voroshilov is not the same person as Comrade Molotov, the same with how Comrade Stalin is not the same person as Comrade Lenin, even though their names end with the same sound. Voroshilov is the Soviet defense commissar. Molotov is the Soviet diplomatic officer. They are both famous names, as Voroshilov commands the KV tanks, and it is said that Molotov invented the Molotov cocktail. Folk tales describe how Molotov created his cocktail by accident a long time ago during a hypothetical meeting with the Germans regarding a mythical document called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Much partying business took place during the meeting, and Molotov somehow became so intoxicated that he mistook a bottle of vodka for a giant cigarette and tried to light it. The alcohol outside the leaky bottle caught fire and Molotov immediately recognized his mistake. The part about the burning sensation on his hands certainly helped quite a bit to waken him. Molotov instinctively threw the burning bottle away, and it hit and shattered upon a table full of signed documents. The burning alcohol immediately incinerated all the contents of the table. Unfortunately, included among the destroyed documents was the one and only original copy of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The meeting promptly ended after that. With the Pact destroyed, Germany saw this as a "fair" opportunity to launch an invasion on Mother Russia, thus opening the Eastern Front. Of course, the validity of this tale is questionable, since we would never negotiate with the fascists in the first place, for it is known that we have always been at war with them since the very beginning. Nevertheless, the name Molotov stuck with weapons involving flammable liquids in a bottle. Anyways, the focus of this study is the KV-1 heavy tank. When the Pride of Voroshilov was first fielded, there was no fascist or capitalist tank in existence that could penetrate its invincible armour. Soviet engineers designed it as a breakthrough tank to lead the way to victory. The bullets and shells that may leech the lives of our comrades in the infantry corps cannot hope to damage the Voroshilov tank. What may kill others is but a scratch upon the hull of the KV-1. Countless times have this noble machine lighted our righteous path with the burning wrecks of enemy tanks and bunkers alike. Though initially armed with a tested-and-true 76mm cannon, various other weapons were experimented with. One promising success was a short-barreled 122mm cannon designed to fire high-caliber high-explosive shells, which was very fitting for a breakthrough tank. This weapon was a nightmare for fascist infantry and bunkers, but was not as reliable against later tank models. However, as the Great Patriotic War progressed, there was a pressing need for more mobile and versatile tanks capable of quickly adjusting to the flow of battle. Seeing this, the great and everlasting Party ordered the retooling of factories to produce additional T-34 series tanks. The Voroshilov series was eventually dropped and succeeded by the Iosif Stalin series. Despite this retirement, the KV-1 still remains a monument to the power of our Soviet might. Proof of Soviet superiority (*not within the 30 battles of the study); as we see, Comrade Kolobanov's medal has a KV-1 on it: As it is known, due to recent events, i.e. the Gold Shell Revolution, large surplusses of HEAT shells were distributed among all tank regiments. It was found that the remaining models of the KV-1 could be equipped with 122mm HEAT shells, and trials have indicated that such shells, despite being launched from a short-barreled cannon, are highly effective against most tanks due to the ability to fully penetrate armour and dealing full damage. In these days of fast tank-focused warfare, is it possible that the old Voroshilov series can be brought back to its former pride and glory? This experiment across 30 battles in the KV-1/122 aims to assess 1) the practicality of Russian 122mm HEAT shells in terms of combat capabilities against the fascists and capitalists hordes and 2) the economic sustainability of our valued silver ration tickets in using such a weapon. KV-1 HEAT shells were treated as standard AP shells and was thus the primary method of crushing our enemies. Like AP, HEAT relies entirely on armour penetration. Due to relatively poor accuracy, it was preferred to fearlessly engage the enemy at close ranges when possible, or use HE shells to splash hull down enemies or targets at longer ranges. But is it viable to fire shells in this manner without depleting the Union's silver ration tickets and entering debt like the capitalists? The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public. Prior to showing the results, we must first establish the credibility of this study. Authentic recordings of the KV-1 fighting fiercely on the frontlines have been de-classified and disclosed to the public. Furthermore, performance records and documents describing the disbursement of silver ration tickets have been released by the Party to further validate this experiment. Full Replays of glorious KV-1/122 in action: http://www.mediafire...e1xw12i4zfvz896 End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...unmh0bl5j6y2ey5 We may now proceed to the study. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >30 battles of Solo Pub - Comrade Voroshilov leads the way and shows the light of victory to random pubbies. >KV-1/122 is armed with 25 HE shells and 25 HEAT shells. >Our many crates of HEAT shells were already acquired beforehand at 2000 silver ration tickets each, thus there are no post-combat records of purchasing additional HEAT shells. >Some HE shells were already available, but were used partway through the experiment. Past some point there will be post-combat records of purchasing additional HE shells. >A Premium Economics Policy was active for the entire duration of the study, brought to us by the people's Party. However, we account for the flow of ration tickets and experience for both Standard and Premium Economics Policies in all our battles, so this should not affect any results in the experiment. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: These values may be compared to previous records of KV-1 performance, in which HEAT shells were not used. As we see, previous averages are thus: >61% victory. >1.63 targets destroyed per battle. >950.13 damage points inflicted. >508 average EXP points awarded. Compared to averages obtained with gold ammunition: >70% victory. >2.70 targets destroyed per battle. >1239.77 damage points inflicted. >647.27 average EXP points awarded. We can observe the changes in performance. Once again, arming HEAT does NOT guarantee insta-win against the hordes of pubs; once again the 100% victory ratio eludes us. However, from this sample we observe that win ratio has improved. Targets destroyed per battle has greatly improved, perhaps because of the high alpha damage of the 122mm HEAT shells, which increases chances for taking the killing shot upon an enemy tank. Damage per battle has also been improved, leading to an additional boost in EXP gained per battle. Clearly we can see that HEAT shells are very effective on the KV-1's 122mm cannon; without a doubt, the KV-1/122 is a very potent weapon. The Voroshilov is a tank to be revered by our comrades and feared by our foes! As for the economic side of HEAT shells, we find that if the shells were ordered at half price, we can perpetually use them to annihilate our enemies and generate a moderate income to fuel our Soviet war machines. If using a Premium Economics Policy, we may produce a strong income from our patriotic efforts. If the HEAT shells were obtained at full price, a small loss would occur, but of course this is because these shells are produced by the heroic labour of the working public of the Soviet Union and are highly valuable to the war effort. To maintain a moderate income, a Premium Economics Policy is required. Thus, to have Premium is to crush our enemies forevermore! Notes: Here are the overall KV-1 records upon the conclusion of the experiment: And here are unicorns: Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: And the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  6. ☭ Comrade tankers, Today, we are not testing the merits of Soviet HEAT shells, but that of Soviet APCR shells. Our T-127/45 has entered the last stretch of its heroic journey to eternal glory in the Tanks' Hall of Fame. The T-127 is a relatively unknown tank made as a prototype for the T-50 light tank under the Soviet infantry tank experimental project. The concept of infantry tanks did not display much success and the project was superseded by the universal T-34 series, the legend of the Red Army's tank corps. With the T-50 project cancelled, all completed T-50 models were simply strapped with rocket boosters and made into reconnaissance vehicles. However, remaining T-127 prototypes were incompatible with such a conversion. Nevertheless, it was found that their sloped armour, similar to that of the famous T-34s, allowed the T-127 to remain a worthy combatant, at least in small scale battles at secondary frontlines. To encourage the efficient use of all available military resources, the great and everlasting Party bestowed the Premium Tank status upon all remaining T-127s, adding incentives for its operation through the generation of additional silver ration tickets and favoured combat deployment. T-127/45 No. 811 was sent to our regiment, and thus our path to victory began. To enhance victory ratios further, we have supplied APCR shells for the T-127's 45mm 20K cannon, the most reliable and widespread small-calibre cannon of the USSR. Like HEAT, APCR has strong armour penetrating abilities but shares damage mechanics with standard AP in that it requires full penetration to inflict damage, or none at all. Unlike HEAT, APCR also boasts a large normalization bonus against cheap imitations of authentic Soviet sloped armour technology. Though previously rare and impractical, the Gold Shell Revolution, in addition to full support from the people's Party, has made APCR shells much more commonplace to maintain equality for all comrades. For our T-127's last 24 missions to 301 total battles, we have evaluated the achievements of the tank in combat and the flow of ration tickets when using APCR shells. The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public. As always, we provide full evidence to prove the dependability of this study and any patterns we may see. The evidence comes in the tested-and-true format of live combat videos and post-battle records from the Party's historical archives. Full Replays of glorious T-127/45 in action: http://www.mediafire...6zy964l4cq5bflh End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...3u8j66opy8yukt8 We shall now proceed to the study. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >24 battles of Solo Pub - a breathtaking race to the finish as the T-127/45 pub-stomps and team-drags on its quest for glory and immortality. >T-127/45 is armed with 60 AP, 30 APCR, and 12 HE. Halfway through the study, we changed loadout to 62 AP, 32 APCR, and 8 HE because we never really use HE. >APCR shells were all acquired beforehand at half price: 400 silver ration tickets each; thus, no records of ordering additional shipments are shown during this experiment. >Any HE shells fired were considered to be AP shells for efficiency in recording as they are both valued at 14 silver ration tickets. However, we do not believe we have fired even a single HE shell during this study. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: These numbers may be compared to previous records of the T-127/45 in which APCR was not used. Previous averages: >71% victory. >2.58 targets destroyed per battle. >499.23 damage points inflicted. >496 average EXP points awarded. New averages with gold shells: >83.33% victory. >3.42 targets destroyed per battle. >619.92 damage points inflicted. >565.21 average EXP points awarded. It is such a pity that we were once again unable to grasp that alluring 100% winrate, though we would have come astoundingly close had it not been for that despicable 3-loss streak; a most shameful display. However, our great patriotic efforts have still brought us a very strong victory ratio, and with APCR shells we see that kill rates have been higher than ever before. Damage production, and thus EXP generation, have never been so great as it is now. The Soviet Union's well-crafted APCR ammunition allows us to frontally penetrate potato tanks such as the capitalist M3 Lame or more effectively slay the fascist Hetzers. Now, our enemies shall learn to fear the worker's mighty hand! As for the economic sustainability of APCR, we find that it is wholly feasible under any condition. The T-127/45's signature 45mm 20K cannon already has powerful AP shells capable of destroying most targets on its own, so APCR is not required all the time. Efficient Soviet manufacturing techniques also allow for inexpensive APCR shells that are easily accessible to all, and the Party's Premium Tank Policies allow for more than enough silver ration tickets to cover the expenditures of APCR. A Premium Economics Policy would almost double the net income of rations, but is not required for the everlasting destruction of our enemies. Praise be to the T-127 and the generosity of the people's great and everlasting Party! Notes: Here are the overall T-127 records upon the conclusion of the experiment: Maximum kills and EXP levels are greater than ever: Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: And Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  7. Quantity is a quality all on its own. ☭ Comrade tankers, Welcome to the new era of Russian industrialism! Witness our glorious factories as they labour furiously to build endless columns of our new T-54/100 main battle tanks! The true symbol of Soviet mass production, these technologically-advanced machines boast 120mm of sleek, sloped frontal armour, the highest ever known to exist on any medium tanks of the line. Coupled with improved stabilizers in addition to a strong and reliable engine to match the heroism of the Union's working public, the T-54/100 is able to shatter the limits of Soviet Aggressive doctrine, forging more surprising and more daring tactics to utilize on the battlefield. An innovative D-10T2C 100mm cannon with the ability to arm HEAT shells allows the T-54/100 to not only bend swiftly like the Sickle to accommodate the flow of battle, but also strike boldly like the Hammer when the opportunity presents itself. To fulfill the great responsibility of a true main battle tank, the T-54/100 can spearhead a glorious charge against enemies of the Republic, but can also carry out its patriotic duty to defend the Soviet Motherland. Its improved hemisphere turret configuration offers up to 200mm of resilient, rounded steel proven to bounce any capitalist shell. A single determined, hull-down T-54/100 could withstand an entire company of fascist panzers to protect the well-being of the people. Yet beyond all these qualities is the T-54's quantity; a simple and refined design saves precious material and allows production levels to be at an all-time high. Unlike the clumsy and obsolete Tiger tanks, the T-54/100 can exist on all fronts, anywhere, at any time. Behold, as legions upon legions of T-54s crush our hapless foes beneath the treads of Soviet power supreme! Such a brilliant and unparalleled construct has already been exported to many of our comrades across the globe as the unbreakable Union of Soviet Socialist Republics spreads its influence worldwide! As part of the intense trials for the T-54/100, the economic sustainability of Russian 100mm HEAT shells have been evaluated. Compared to standard AP ammunition, which in itself is already highly satisfactory, HEAT shells offer a much more potent penetration ability in exchange for larger sums of silver ration tickets. It can frontally devastate any armoured vehicle in existence, but the effort put into producing HEAT shells is approximately twice or three times as much as demanded by standard AP. Through our gold economics study program, we aim to find how often such shells may be used and under what circumstances can a capitalistic deficit be prevented. The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public. Following program regulations, we hereby grant the general public access to 30 recordings of T-54/100 No. 811 fighting on the battlefield, in addition to authenticated post-battle statistics records released by the people's Party. Full Replays of glorious T-54/100 in action: http://www.mediafire...bq1i24p05ide229 End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...abd56dmxyearyj5 And now we proceed to the study. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >30 battles of Solo Pub - we all know the power of multiple T-54s in a collective, but can it stand the test of individuality? >T-54/100 is armed with 26 AP, 20 HEAT, 4 HE shells. >HEAT shells were previously commissioned at half price: 2000 silver ration tickets each. No records of ordering additional shipments are shown during this experiment. >All HE shells fired were considered to be AP shells for efficiency in recording; the price difference of 60 silver ration tickets is negligible. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: The values of which can be compared to previous overall records of the T-54/100, including many platoons plus a few battles in which HEAT was used. Previous averages: >69% victory. >1.57 targets destroyed per battle. >2100.83 damage points inflicted. >722 average EXP points awarded. New averages with gold shells: >70% victory. >1.67 targets destroyed per battle. >2797.67 damage points inflicted. >748.30 average EXP points awarded. Despite the courageous efforts of our tank crews, we are once again unable to attain the 100% winrate. However, our accomplishments do not go unnoticed; the Union is proud to say that a single T-54/100 was able to achieve a 70% victory ratio against our enemies! Assisted by the worker's mighty HEAT shells, damage levels have significantly been boosted, with another noticeable improvement to targets destroyed and EXP generated. If but a single T-54/100 can ravage the enemy so, how shall they respond to a platoon, or an entire company?! Nationalism will bring us victory! In relation to the economics of HEAT shells, we find that it is difficult to sustain. Using approximately equal amounts of AP and HEAT shells, a Standard Economics Policy will result in a small loss of ration tickets even if using shells acquired at half price. A Premium Economics Policy could allow a moderate gain when using half-priced shells, but would still result in a small loss if using shells at the full price of 4000 silver ration tickets. A Standard Economics Policy combined with full-priced shells would result in a severe loss of material. However, it is still possible to perpetually field a T-54/100 with HEAT shells through careful negotiations with munitions factories combined with the Party's favour. Otherwise, it is highly recommended to acquire a Party-sponsored Premium tank to generate sufficient silver ration tickets to fuel the T-54. Having succeeded either of those, prepare to crush the enemy! Notes: Below are the overall T-54 records upon the conclusion of the experiment: One glorious battle is exceptionally noted - battle trial No. 28: Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: And Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  8. 人不犯我, 我不犯人 ☭Comrade tankers, We have recently received a most glorious report from our friends in the People's Republic of China. As is known, shortly upon the signing of the Sino-Soviet Friendship Pact, the USSR sent eighty-one shipments containing various models of our finest T-34 medium tanks to aid our Chinese comrades and all of Zhonghua Minzu in their most perilous time as they repel the invasion of foreign imperialists. Now, the legend of the Red Army, the most reliable and most ingenious tank ever fielded under the ninefold heavens, has made its debut on the Pacific Front, flourished with stunning stories of success from our allies and very warm welcome messages from our enemies. The focus of the report is the T-34/57 - the specialized tank destroyer variation of the T-34. As a unique, distinguishing feature, the Chinese T-34's have been re-designated as the Type T-34. Unlike puny imperialist tanks, the Type T-34 maintains a full armour layout identical to the standard T-34/76: 45mm of world-renowned Soviet sloped armour - maintaining the protection of the ninefold earth and capable of bouncing all but the most stubborn of shells. Its 57mm anti-tank cannon is able to unload enormous volumes of shells to strike multiple targets in lightning succession - such as in a critical defense scenario - or to pummel a single target with the wrath of a thousand fists of fury. The nightmare of any heavy tank is to be permatracked around a corner by a vengeful Type T-34 with a factory worker loading the gun! Generously laden with premium APCR shells, the Type T-34 can slice through any armour as if it were made of dried tofu. Furthermore, all tankers know that its strong ground traction allows the T-34 to move through any terrain that fascist panzers could not, and once again Soviet engineering proves its value as Type T-34's effortlessly traverse through mud and mountains alike to strike at unprotected positions. New mass-production techniques gained from the Sino-Soviet Friendship Pact also allows the Republics to assemble and export these tanks even faster and recuperate any losses without pause. No hesitation is permitted as a new Great Wall of flesh, blood, and steel drives the imperialists back to the sea! The Type T-34's main strength, aside from its irresistible numbers, is its unparalleled versatility. It is adequate in all fields of moving, sniping, and brawling. Skilled tankers well versed in the Art of War can unleash the Type T-34's full potential and adjust the tank to any situation. Tailor one's tactics to suit the demands of the battle; know the enemy and know yourself. Type T-34 is very capable of reaching strategic locations in a timely manner, but how sooner can we arrive before the heavy forces, and how later do we arrive after the reconnaissance? Understand which tanks can we overpower in open combat, for the weak certainly cannot equal the strong, nor the few the many. Understand when to retreat, and dare the enemy to fight upon your own terms. No gun can move mountains, but the enemy himself may stray from his own protection. When the opportunity arises, unleash our potential like the triggering of a drawn crossbow; keep on the move and exploit vulnerabilities, for a successful strategy is never a static one. If our comrades could endure, on foot, the Long March of twenty thousand li, how can we lack them? Avoid besieging fortifications, but engage isolated groups. Avoid concentrated formations, yet attack a place of value; for, when the army is in the field, their cities are empty. When the enemy returns in trickles, tired and bedraggled, bring him a swift and ruinous defeat! The reason troops slay the enemy is because they are enraged; thus, let the will of the people flow through us as we unleash our righteous anger and give battle to our hapless foes! As Chairman Meow so wisely put it: 敌进我退, 敌驻我扰, 敌疲我打, 敌退我追! which roughly translates to: враг прогресса, мы отступление, враг лагеря, мы беспокоить, враг шины, мы атакуем, враг отступает, мы преследуем! which roughly translates to: enemy of progress, we retreat, the enemy camps, we harass, the enemy tires, we attack, the enemy retreats, we pursue. which clearly translates to: When the enemy advances, we retreat! When the enemy camps, we harass! When the enemy avoids battle, we attack! When the enemy retreats, we pursue! Also included within the report is documentation on an economics study conducted to evaluate the price of arming Type T-34's with APCR shells. Type T-34 No. 811 was commissioned for the experiment, and returned with outstanding results - a true testimonial to the efficiency of combined Russian and Chinese industrialism! As per standard, we have asked and received permission to release these full-length replays and after-battle results to ensure the legitimacy of this investigation. Full Replays of glorious Type T-34 in action: http://www.mediafire...3u91ruw3i8n2aaz End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...k45b82c2j0g3u2v And now we proceed to the study. Firstly, here are the previous Type T-34 records. They include gold shells used and a mix of solo and platooned battles. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >30 battles of Solo Pub - Type T-34 takes a stand against the pubbie banzai rushes. >Type T-34 is armed with 60 AP and 40 APCR shells. >APCR shells were purchased at full price (2000), though they are recorded as being purchased at 1000 silver rations for the purposes of studying economics at half price. Full price conclusions are also noted. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: We see that our victory ratio settles at a solid 60%, though still a long way from the holy 100% winrate. There are no suitable records of T-34 performance without APCR, so direct observations cannot be made. It is noted that without horde bonuses our victory ratio has dropped considerably from previous averages, emphasizing the significance of tank platoons - strike with the most solid at the most empty. However, Type T-34 made it through the ordeal successfully and with sanity intact (the carrying is really similar to the backbreaking pain of planting rice paddies). It is found that 57mm APCR is possible to sustain under any condition. With either a Standard or Premium Economics Policy, and regardless of half-price rationing or not, a Type T-34 is able to avoid ration loss when firing 7.30 APCR shells and dealing about 1,000 points of damage to the imperialists upon every encounter. A Premium Economics Policy would even allow a steady increase of silver ration tickets. Now it is possible to release all the Type T-34's and watch the enemy scatter like the roaches they are! Notes: Below are the overall Type T-34 records upon the conclusion of the study: One exceptional teamdragging effort was noted - battle trial No. 3: Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: And Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  9. Artillerymen, Stalin has given us the order! Artillerymen, the Union calls us forth! ☭ Comrade tankers, In response to the sudden influx of fascist and capitalist artillery, the great and everlasting Party has issued an increased ration production policy for all S-51 and SU-14 Soviet artillery models. Normally used to shatter enemy infantry rushes, examples of which include the heroic defence of the iron gates of Moscow, artillery have now been found to be obscenely effective against armoured vehicles at any range. Our study revolves around the S-51/203, the mobile heavy weapons platform of the USSR, carrying a massive 203mm cannon to flatten any fortification or tank that dares stall the advance of the Red Army. The brutal destruction of this redoubtable weapon is only offset by a relatively long reload period, but when it fires, the 203mm shell wrecks anything unfortunate enough to be caught in its fiery blast. With improved premium HE shells supplied by the workers' Gold Shell Revolution, the S-51/203 can mitigate even the seemingly random accuracy found on any artillery platform in existence. Furthermore, its shells are so heavy that they defy the laws of gravity and fall so quickly that they are still able to hit any moving target with little effort; this scientific phenomenon remains unsolved to this day, though tank developers in Belarus may have a lead in this ongoing investigation. The S-51/203 has been so effective at utterly stomping even the enemy's elite forces and rubbing humiliation in their faces that tank crews on both sides have been known to give the S-51/203 endearing nicknames such as the Unicorn of Marx, Lenin's Middle Finger, and Stalin's Big [censored]. Wow hot: Advances in the field of artillery have also been of interest for the Soviet Space Program. XVM services provided by Russian satellites are among the most valuable tools of any artillerist. Slaying any fascist-capitalist unicorns on the battlefield will doubtlessly leave the remaining pubbies to run around in circles like bloody headless chickens. It is an acknowledged fact that Wittmann's Tiger tank was destroyed by a S-51/203 stationed in Minsk, which sat idling in a bush for 8 straight days before it fired a single shell into low orbit. 11 seconds and two revolutions around the Earth later, the shell landed perfectly on Wittmann's turret. Most sources agree that the shell penetrated completely and the tank was immediately ended via ammo rack, but some claim that the shell did not go through, instead exploding on the outside and causing minor splash damage. However, the tank's engine still managed to miraculously catch on fire and the ammo rack blew up anyways. Such devastating potential has increased Party funding into the Sputnik Program as well as initiating the Soyuz Program, with future plans for the Luna Program. We have the highest hopes that the Russian Republics will soon be able to achieve complete domination in orbital weaponry. Even before such dreams are realized, the S-51/203 is already a very unique ground-based weapon. The Soviet T-34 main battle tank is indeed efficient in production and operation, and it is known that such machines are so simple to drive that any conscript rifleman pulled off of the battlefield can do it. Unfortunately, the gun itself must be operated by a trained tank commander. Not so with the S-51! In fact, the opposite is true. The Voroshilov hull is difficult to drive, and it takes much straineous effort to engage the engine. It is tiring labour enough to bring the S-51 into the nearest bush. However, once deployed, manning the gun is child's play. The brilliantly designed interface offers a clearer view of the battlefield than that of an Ilyushin-2 ground attack plane. Aiming is unnecessary due to the unstoppable power of the 203mm shells; simply lobbing one in the general direction of the enemy will suffice. A conscript could aim the gun with one hand while drinking a bottle of vodka out of the other; truly, the S-51 is one of the only vehicles that can be operated in such a manner! As such, there has never been a training program for the S-51 and other artillery models. The guns are brought straight to the frontlines and are put to use by a few brave but wounded comrades from the infantry corps. If only artillery were as easy to mass-produce as T-34s, the final victory would be ours within a week! The power of standard 203mm HE shells is already felt by all our foes, but a Soviet Space Program-funded study has been done to fully measure the sustainability of premium HE shells in an effort to maximize firepower from our artillery. S-51/203 No. 811 was ordered to carry out the study, and as always we will provide full access to recordings of our success, as well as post-battle statistics for our many number-crunching comrades. Full Replays of glorious S-51 in action: http://www.mediafire...0uu1e9dg1mwimr3 End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...2b2wqrbvjbhdc3f And now we proceed to the study. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >21 battles of Solo Pub - where we sit back, relax, one-shot unicorns, then proceed to lose. >S-51/203 is armed with 11 premium HE shells and 1 AP shell. >Premium shells were all rationed beforehand at half-price, but calculations at full price are included. >Battles 1-15 were done during the 50% bonus event. Battle 21 was (accidentally) done with a Premium Economics Policy. All calculations for all Policies are shown regardless. The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: Previous records for the S-51 are included here: There is no need to speak of silly things as stats; like Russian Roulette (but with 203mm shells), it is all luck. However, in terms of economics, we see that it is actually possible to use ALL PREMIUM HE SHELLS AND NOT LOSE RATIONS if we purchase our shells at half-rations and then proceed to gain a Premium Economics Policy, or fight during a Party-sponsored event. Oh, Artillery Commissar Garbad would be so proud! However, if we purchase shells at full price, no matter the generosity of the Premium Economics Policy, we would incur an extremely capitalistic loss. Therefore, during the next half-ration event, we must all stockpile thousands of premium HE shells and slay all the fascist unicorns!!! Notes: AP was never actually used for its niche purpose of TD-ing, so it is not recommended to load AP. However, masters of Russian Roulette may try using AP at long range for either total waste or total RAGE. Below are the overall S-51 records upon the conclusion of the experiment: One very rare artillery teamdrag is noted - battle trial No. 3: Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: And Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Including the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!
  10. While Stalin has shown us that faith in the people inspires us to action, to valourous deeds! ☭ Comrade tankers, To maintain our ever-rising Sovietskiy economy and the steadfast expansion of the ideals of comrade Marx, the people of our working republic have introduced the newest model of the Iosif Stalin production series: the IS-6/122. Originally an unfinished prototype, the Obyekt 252 was left untouched for many months, but recent requirements for additional heavy tanks to protect the Motherland has inspired our persevering engineers to perfect the design, the result of which, redesignated the IS-6 in honour of the people's glorious leader, is a tank built with the utmost Soviet efficiency. Within weeks of its release, the IS-6 has been rightfully deemed as the true embodiment of high-tier silver ration ticket generators - utterly crushing whatever fascist and capitalist competition exists. Such magnificent engineering has even made its name amongst the ranks of unicorn preferential matchmaking stat-padding mechanisms, a genuine reflection of our world-leading Russian standards! Despite being over 50 tons, the IS-6 is exceedingly simple to construct and maintain. Its structure and assembly methods closely resemble that of the Union's celebrated T-34, leading many to consider it the heavy version of the T-34 tank series. Such mainline tanks are as essential to the Red Army as bread and air! As our bountiful wheat fields bloom beautifully during harvest, even so do our industrial factories bring such splendid machines to life. So numerous are IS-6's being brought out of the Urals every day that literally any comrade tank commander across the USSR, regardless of combat experience or number of neurons, can immediately commission one such vehicle... if they tip a generous donation of golden ration tickets to the people's Party of course. In addition to ease of fabrication, the IS-6's upkeep requirements are profoundly basic. It is such that combat damage can be repaired quickly and cheaply using spare modules found on essentially all other Soviet vehicles, especially from the numerous T-34's. The process of module restoration itself can be performed by any able body with at least one hand. Feedback from the field indicates that such fixes are even simpler than operating artillery pieces! As such, maintenance is carried out solely by selfless volunteer armies of civilian men, women, and children. This perk adds on precious days to the average life expectancy of IS-6 tanks on the frontlines. In extreme cases, it is possible to jury-rig the engine compartment with components scavenged from fascist box-tanks. Such a shamefur dispray usually leads to great dishonour for the crew; nevertheless, this unconventional compatibility is significant testament to the power of Russian resourcefulness. As of late, penal battalions have been deployed specifically for the task of extracting tank parts from corpses littered over the battlefield. The running fuel consumption is yet another distinguished advantage of the IS-6. In tiring times of supply shortages, a robust engine is a true gift from comrade Stalin. If only such a wondrous piece of machinery existed in the times of the Winter War, victory would have been ours within three days rather than three weeks! Not only is it economically satisfying in harnessing what little fuel it uses, the 700 ponypower V-12 A engine can accept a variety of fuel substitutes. When diesel is lacking, the contents of spare molotov cocktails can be used instead to keep the tank running through fire and water alike. Other possible supplements include antiseptics, shoe polish, and raw potatoes. However, it may sometimes be very difficult to convince conscripts to contribute their vodka rations to the mix. In addition, the IS-6 exhaust fumes have a tendency to put nearby soldiers into a drunken stupor while in the middle of battle. Regardless, such mechanical abilities allow us to field the IS-6 endlessly against the fascist hordes. Easy to make, easy to maintain; a new sea of Red shall crush our enemies as we defend the gains of comrade Lenin's October Revolution! Likewise with the T-34, the IS-6's strength lies in more than just its quantity. It is armed with an improved modification of comrade Stalin's signature 122mm gun - the D-30. This weapon fires the same redoubtable shells that are duly known as the Tiger killer, but it does so at an even higher rate! The reliability of its fearsome alpha-strike can be further improved with APCR shells plentifully supplied by the heroism of the proletariat. Up to 30 such shells can be stored for a single battle - more than enough to annihilate anything that dares to cross our path. Such a cannon allows the IS-6 to brawl with all the vigour shown by the illustrious defenders of Stalingrad! Another trait shared with the T-34, the progenitor of new tanks, is the highly sloped armour. 100 full millimetres of Soviet steel encase the front and sides of the IS-6, granting a high level of survivability in close quarters combat. Magnetic tracks add on another layer of protection, absorbing whatever shells that do not bounce outright. For all its armour the IS-6 is only slightly slower than the IS-3, which still allows us to freely roam the battlefield and lord it over the pubs. Such an unstoppable force can subdue even the bravest amongst the French pastry-tanks and cause them to turn tail, as clearly revealed in this combat record: While dominating the enemy, the IS-6 is fully expected to perform its duty as the foremost amongst all tanks. With the IS-6, one does not simply push a frontline, the tank is the frontline. Such a powerful spearhead allows our comrades to pour the same irresistible momentum that created the Kursk salient all into a single point, shattering whatever semblance of defence the opposing scum dare pose. Such a breakthrough allows a Red tide to overwhelm any remaining pockets of resistance and, most importantly, results in the humiliating destruction of enemy self-propelled artillery. It is common practice to push such offending vehicles into the water to drown them like the crippled puppies they are! These offensive tactics and traits of aggression are found nowhere else in the entire theater of war, least of all within fascist box-tanks as the JagdTiger-88. German fanbois may call it a Tier 8 premium tank-of-the-line, but such immobile punching-bags disgrace their designation of "tank destroyer". With metal coffins as these, what disease could have possibly caused the enemy to ever believe in a glimmer of hope of defeating the Soviet Union upon the glorious fields of Prokhorovka? See how they cower at the rear, making sweet, sweet love to their filthy artillery, whilst our own comrade IS-6's push the front - fighting to the last drop of blood! Elsewhere across the eastern front, our IS-6's strategically maneuver here and there on the battlefield, placing their firepower and armour wherever they are most needed. Proficient in the art of mini-map reading, Soviet tankists have doubtlessly earned their right to fly the Guards' Banner. The skill and determination shown by our friends at the siege of Leningrad is now crucial in our fight against the dirty capitalists and their potato-tanks, which seek to consume us in their lazy influence. Slow to react, even slower to move, they creep at a turtle's pace, spreading their tardy corruption across all that is good and all that is loved by proletarian-kind. As of late, there has even been open sabotage by the potato-tanks, especially by those that cannot control their abnormally high testosterone levels. They would deteriorate into vulgar displays of ineptitude by pumping HE shells into each others' rears and dragging down all those nearby into their gravity-well of general incompetency and delinquency. Never must they succeed in desecrating the people's republic with such behaviour! Thus the call for the Motherland's defence was made, and IS-6 production was immediately launched in full scale for great justice! Such is our noble struggle against the capitalist Amerikanski. To evaluate the full extent of the IS-6's combat abilities, the great and everlasting Party has ordered a Gold Economics Study to be conducted. It was quickly obvious that the IS-6 could easily generate silver ration tickets under most conditions, so a special request was made to equip the test subject with ALL 122mm APCR shells in order to achieve a meaningful evaluation. At the cost of severely inflated unicorn statistics, IS-6 No. 811 undertook and successfully completed the study sample of 30 battles. The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public. Evidence of Soviet superiority in the form of full replays and screenshots have been included to validate the results of the study and to taunt the fascist and capitalist hordes who have fallen before the might of comrade Stalin. Full Replays of glorious IS-6 in action: http://www.mediafire...i6689am77glb0h7 End-of-battle screenshots: http://www.mediafire...ogualdbbvz4munn And now we proceed to the study. The conditions of the experiment are thus: >30 battles of Solo Pub - where we face off against the masses of pastries, boxes, and pubbie potatoes. >IS-6/122 is armed with 28 APCR shells and 2 HE shells. >Premium shells were all rationed beforehand at half-price, but calculations at full price are included. No further resupplies of APCR shells are shown. Previous records for the IS-6 are included here. Such battles were all done while in platoon with our unicorn comrades: And the results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart: Though we have fought all the way up to the light of the heavens and all the way down into the darkest depths of hell, we were once again unable to reach the holy grail of 100% winrate, that which is the mark of the unicorn of unicorns. Undermined by the treachery of the box-shaped potatoes, we crawled to the finish line at just under the 70% mark. Such a display nearly resulted in the crew's deportation and sentencing to 10 years of hard labour in Siberia, which doubtlessly would have broken our backs even further. All was forgiven, however, for the improved damage padding and kill ratios achieved in the study. An average of 2500 units of damage was delivered per battle and 1.87 enemy tanks did we slay every day to repay the debts owed to all those who were lost in the desperate defence of Sevastopol. This strong performance of the IS-6 earns it an average of 750 EXP with a Standard Economics Policy or over 1100 EXP with the Premium Economics Policy. The results also indicate very favourable combat deployment with an average top tier of 8.27; a situation with both quantity and quality will surely bring us victory! In terms of economics, we see that a full APCR loadout at the usual price is not quite sustainable for users of the Standard Economics Policy, resulting in a small loss of under 5000 silver ration tickets per battle. However, such a trivial condition can be alleviated by purchasing APCR at half-rations, or through the gaining of a Premium Economics Policy. Using either will result in a moderate income of approximately 20000 rations a battle. In the event both methods are used, a massive income of 46000 silver ration tickets is possible per battle! Such industrialism from the proletarian public will unquestionably aid the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as we continue our journey down the righteous path which our wise comrade Marx has drawn, which our inspiring comrade Lenin has lighted, and which our resolute comrade Stalin is leading. Through days dark and stormy we must endure as we fearlessly march towards the Final Victory and towards a brighter future for all workers of the world! Notes: Below are the overall IS-6 records upon the conclusion of the experiment: One 7600-damage teamdrag of teamdrags is noted - battle trial No. 27. Note the capitalist potato being AFK the entire match and riding on our backs to a free win and 410 EXP: Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study: As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study: And Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study: In addition to the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study: Plus the Great Industrial Soviet T-54 Gold Economics Study: Including the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study: Furthermore, the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study: Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!