Review of the French tanks – Part 0 : Introduction

Teckyota is a French tanks fan and fights in order to make the French tech tree more complete and more historical. It’s with this intention that he started in November 2013 the topic called L’arbre français“The French tech tree” in French (TN : which may get translated someday), which is still quite an active topic, with over 2600 posts thanks to the support of many players and fans.

Teckyota started once a topic called Critique des chars français, “Review of the French tanks” in French. This topic was meant to show that the current French tech tree could be made much more historical, without destroying the gameplay. Thus, this topic was not a review about the gameplay of the French tanks or about their poor balancing, but instead, a review about their historicity. However, quite complex and poorly structured, this topic soon got forgotten. The new and current topic (TN : the one getting translated) uses the same background as the old one, but with an improved structure.

Now that the introduction has been done, and that the topic’s title’s origin has been explained, here is below how this little serie will be posted. This serie should normally be 9 weeks long, with one tier being studied during 1 week.

Tier X tanks should be reviewed during the 1st week.

Tier IX tanks should be reviewed during the 2nd week.

Tier VIII tanks should be reviewed during the 3rd week.

Tier III tanks should be reviewed during the 8th week.

Tier II tanks, as well as the tier I tank, should be reviewed during the 9th and last week.

Every week, an article will be posted, which will list, thanks to arguments and sources, the changes that seem useful for the tanks of the concerned tier.

As reply (TN : either to the original topic in French, or eventually here), you can react against some of the proposed changes, simply by offering other changes, or by providing additional information. The only “golden rule” is to provide sources or logical arguments for each of your statements, in order to make them more credible. Further informations about any previously studied tier can still be provided, to Teckyota himself (through private messages on the forum).

Moving from a tier to another one will normally take place every Wednesday (TN : the serie’s posts on TAP however will be one tier late, for safety, in case there is the need to change something by a tier)

As conclusion for each tank, it will be decided if the tank should be (according to the study) removed from the tech tree (either because it’s overpowered, underpowered, or not historical), if the tier should be changed, or unchanged.

Therefore, it’s possible that holes appear at some moments in the tree. But don’t focus too much on them, because it’s possible that these holes may be filled during further tier studies.

For example, it’s possible that a tier 6 tank moves down to tier 5, and that during the following week, a tier 5 tank moves up to tier 6, filling the gap. In case there would be holes at the end of the 9 weeks, then the implementation of new vehicles should fill these holes.

So, thanks for remaining objective, and not to kick up a fuss because a hole appears. With that being said, thanks in advance for all the help that may be provided 🙂