Red Orchestra: Darkest Hour Cheats :
Secret - Tank server tank tips (german translation included!)
first off, thanks to google translate for german translation (i know theres quite a few german tank servers on both the original red orchestra and darkest hour although i have only played 1 or 2 hours on mare nostrum so i dunno any servers on there) and also thanks to ben, jed and kieron for messing on laptops on the day most of the art art class were on a trip and showing the whole class google translate and making it say words like b. e. l. l. e. n. d. in class
if your a person, like me that likes to play tank servers and prefer to play axis more than allied than these are the few hints for you, if you prefer allies, theres some tips for you too!
ok first off if you want good tanks as the axis then these maps are what i suggest:
cagny king tiger
(basically those maps that have the king tiger AND jagdpanther/panzerjager V)
I personally suggest using these tanks (in order best to worst):
panzer IV ausf H (the panzer with the side plates)
well after you get to the panzers if theres none of the heavy tanks then you choose what panzer to take
remember for maximum effectiveness drive a tank with just you or just you and a hull gunner. the driver must be the gunner too!
if you get hit and dont know where the shot came from, look out your turret with binoculars and do a quick scan for the tank. if you still dont see wait for him to fire again (with out binoculars!) be aware that this only works if your in a tank that ricochets shells when at a distance in a tank like the kings tiger and jagdpanther/panzerjager V. i think the best map for long range tank skirmishing with a sloped ricocheting tank is eindhoven 7 because it has many hills around the north watch tower area. remember that while on the hill with the watch tower on your easy to see because theres always an enemy tank watching the north watch tower.
if your an allied commander that likes racing around in tank destroyers rather than sitting around waiting then you want tank destroyers like the m10 wolverine and m36 jackson but remember to have the tank fully manned because these tanks have sacrificed armour for speed. if you would rather sit on a hill or in woods then you need tanks like the 76mm sherman and the sherman firefly. the way to recognise a firefly is to look under the barrel of the gun, the fireflys all have a white strip of circular shapes going down the gun.