With a brand new branch of Swedish medium tanks coming later this year, Wargaming has decided to rebalance the heavy tanks. Today, Supertest has received all three Swedish heavy tanks with preliminary versions of their updated versions: Emil I, Emil II and Kranvagn.
All of these tanks have a well-armoured turret, excellent gun depression, and a four-shell autoloader. The latter is the feature of the main change, currently, the Swedish autoloader tanks are too much like those from other nations, their magazines inflict lots of damage but take long to reload. Having emptied the clip, these tanks stop being active combatants for a relatively long time.
Wargaming plans to re-arrange the Scandinavians’ play pattern and make them reload faster by shortening the full reload time and upping the alpha damage. The price is one round taken away from the clip, this way, your tank will find itself in the “just about to reload” state much more often so catching you with your gun down should become more complicated, and you’ll be hitting your adversaries faster and harder. Also, the top 120-mm gun in the branch will take less time between shots too, together with other adjustments, this will bolster the Kranvagn’s damage per minute by more than 20%.
Tier VIII – Emil
Tier IX – Emil II
Tier X – Kranvagn
Of course all these changes are preliminary and subject to change, but in my opinion more than welcome. What about you, would you welcome these changes or not? Let us know down in the comment section.