Today I got an e-mail from Manfred257, and I thought that it would be nice to have a player’s opinion about the 112 just in case you want to buy it. It’s Sunday and there is not too much stuff to post anyway.
„Hello Armored Patrol!
I also have the T-34-3, which I absolutely love.
But, the 112: in its current form, it is obsolete-ish compared to the IS-6 and IS-3A. Or to be more precise, its weakspots are too obvious, terribly armored and not as well hidden as on the two tanks mentioned above.
I bought it and soon after that, WG announced the buff of the IS-6. HD, c**p…. and then came the IS-3A…
Now WG announced it is gonna be removed from the shop, while I am eagerly waiting for the HD model, with hopes that it might improve its LFP. Right now, a T5 gun is a potential danger to that T8 HT which is pathetic, unless hull down.
I wonder if the improvement to the frontal fuel tank will do any good. The tank is like a rolling torch, ready to burst in flames.
All in all, the 112 is okay if facing Tiers 7,5’s (<–seven and a half’s), but above that, the player has to be very careful, since the bad decisions made in a 112 during a battle will result in a lot of HP lost. Right now, that T8 heavy is one of the easiest premiums to be ripped apart by two or more lower tier tanks. All the Soviet counterparts beat it in survivability.
I still like it a lot. It gets underrated many times and that is when it starts to shine. 😉 It is not good for spearhead tactics like an IS-6… Being careful in it is very important. This is annoying…. Somehow reduces the feeling of a heavy tank for me.
It’s not a bad tank, but it should be a bit better to be Good™. ”