Wargaming has come to the decision of revising this branch’s top vehicles. The gameplay of the HT-9 – a moderately armored vehicle with a good gun and armored turret and “stretched” it to Tiers VIII-X, thus creating well-armored multipurpose heavies with excellent guns. Wargaming is also working on making the current HT-10 quite special, similar to the Foch (155), in case the changes will be released.
As for the HT-8 Caernarvon, its in-game role is currently a hybrid between a medium and heavy. It’s planned on making it a real heavy, armored and armed with an “evil” gun. In order to do that, vehicle’s protection was increased, received a new turret and a new 32 pounds caliber top gun was added.
As a compensation for increased survivability and firepower, the mobility and maneuverability parameters will be slightly decreased.
The British HT-9 Conqueror was used as a benchmark when changing the top branch. It’ll have significantly increased armor – making it a balanced heavy tank, one that’s able to take a punch and skillfully return it. As a trade-off, the improved armor will be balanced by a decrease in mobility and rate of fire during Supertest.