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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 11:08AM nimzy said

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The Lorraine 40t is an absolute monster. Until they nerf its 90mm gun expect to see it dominate the battlefield.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 11:16AM Space Cobra said

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"French tanks rumble into World of Tanks looking for payback"

My, my...

My own stereotypes are still in place as I LOLed at this while reading that title.

Poor French guys...

Well, I like their Art Museum. I like Paris. I even like their fries.

(Wait...one of those things are actually an American invention....)

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 2:26PM Kalex716 said

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@Space Cobra

France actually has the most successful military record out of any european country. They've been involved in like 90% of euro conflicts, and won more than every other euro country as well since like the middle ages.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 3:45PM Space Cobra said

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@Kalex716

I know about the history, but relying on one's past achievements, particularly a country doing that, can lead to other countries snickering at you.

Even China had great advancements in it's day and has only recently come up in the world, but mostly due to Clinton getting them on the WTC and American Corporations taking advantage of the labor there.

True, I may be bashing France, but most of the world has done it and you should see England bashing France (Of course, there is a historic rivalry to consider, too.)

Yes, my Joke was a Joke, but at least we are getting some interesting info about these tanks.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 11:19AM tangerineknight said

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French tanks? French, tanks? Never heard of 'em.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 11:41AM Ninevah said

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FRENCH tanks???

You know why the streets in Paris are lined with trees, don't you? It's so the German soldiers can march in the shade.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 12:45PM BrongStrong said

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Actually,French armor at the start of WWII was considered comperable to any any armor in the world. The problem wasn't the tech,but rather faulty strategy. The tanks were scattered around in numbers too small to be really useful & were considered support for the infantry instead of powerful weopons in their own right. What set German armor apart & made their tanks so devastating was how they were used as opposed to any major tech superiority.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 4:17PM Xilithi said

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@BrongStrong
American tanks employed the same doctrine, they just had thousands of them.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 2:13AM Yuri said

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@BrongStrong
The Russians were guilty of this strategy at the start of the war. Fortunately for them (and the rest of us really) they had more ground to lose and learned lessons (which they did quite well.)
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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 1:58PM (Unverified) said

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Be sure to claim your new years free tank the MkVIII Tetrarch if you haven't already.

French tanks were good, just slow and used to back up infantry or replace cavalry. The french were good tank builders as the tier 1 tank the Renault was the most widespread tank before WW2.

Germans used the Spanish civil war to basically 'beta test' their blitzkrieg tactics with the panzer tanks.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 3:29PM Clemalum07 said

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Do they only have reverse?

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 4:15PM Deliverator said

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@Clemalum07
LOL, nope, but I heard they are faster in reverse
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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 7:46PM (Unverified) said

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@Deliverator

Gah beat me to it. Yeah french tanks go twice as fast in reverse.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 4:14PM Davevis93 said

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Yay for Frenchies! Now I can eat these tanks made out of cakes and enjoy it too!

Ironically, the historical tanks in the tree (the H35, B1, FT-17, and eventually the SOMUA) are the least popular because they are slow and have fail guns.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 4:40PM h4ngedm4n said

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Downloading update and getting ready to rock with these new tanks.

As a side note, it is too bad Massively doesn't censor the overused, quite unfunny French jokes like Wargaming does in its forums. We have heard these unnecessary jokes many times already.

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 5:47PM Deliverator said

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@h4ngedm4n
you're pro-censorship?
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Posted: Jan 5th 2012 8:56PM Graill440 said

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French fries are not french in origin, fyi. And the french tanks, if i remember my military history correctly, and i do, did not do well in combat.

As for the french in combat, they know how to dress, a quote from a famous french general and a movie...."I know i dress to slight excess, but if i am to die this day, i will die well dressed"

Posted: Jan 5th 2012 9:58PM h4ngedm4n said

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@Graill440
Your military history is incorrect. The French tanks did very well in combat. As a matter of fact the PzI and PzII tanks used by the Germans in 1939/1940 could not defeat the French tanks in combat. Even the PzIII struggled. However, the Germans had a superior doctrine, superior mobility, and were not caught out of position like the French were. French tanks were designed for WW1 static combat, providing infantry support to hold a fixed defensive line, and they did that job well.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 3:56AM Ziltod said

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Thanks to BrongStrong and h4ngedm4n for putting some historical facts in ignorant minds. It's always a pleasure to read people who have knowledge instead of opinion-based views. :)

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