Message from Reaps in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #vidya-games
Europa Universalis 4
Big Brain Boyz play Minecraft
Still can't believe you got rekt'd as Brandenburg
I was still trying to figure out how warfare worked, okay
Tier 1 Frenchies are fucking terrible because they are actual 1940 tanks having to face AFVs from 1942 (hello Marder) or other 1940 tanks with ahistorical loadouts (PzIVF1 with HC spam)
Soon as they get their autoloaders and oscilatting turrets they can be pretty good, especially around T4
but until then...tears of salt?
BR compression is bad for French T1
even in sim, where BR doesn't matter as much as specific vehicle sets, they face off against tanks that can murk them in one shot
Some French guns can't even pen Pz IIIs or IVs frontally
and the reload times are painfully slow by comparison
You can get out of T1 pretty fast
And then use US tanks instead 💯
Like, 40mm on a T1 tank is pretty good
But it means fuck all if it's regularly facing T2 vehicles with 76mm guns or Hollow Charge shells
"Why does my 1942 FW190 have to fight 1944 Yak3s reeeeee"
Meanwhile in Frenchland..
Jap tanks suffer similar issues
Most of their shit is 1940-era
Their pen is usually comparatively worse too
But they have a compartively huge bursting charge, so if you do pen it's usually an OSK
German and Soviet trees are generally the safest and most reliable way to get anywhere until you have a better idea of wtf is going on
Brits usually have shitty armour but good reload speeds
French = advanced tier?
and neutral steering on nearly everything
well, they're just a PITA initially, but later on you get high-pen guns with autoloaders
But that's still a specific playstyle
because once the magazine is empty, it takes like 60 seconds to reload
And their armour is generally pretty crappy on the oscillating turrets
their TD line is pretty strong though, armour-wise
How do you feel about the Americans?
by and large pretty good really
M4 cops shit but it can do what any other med can do
M18 is murderous in the right hands
.50cals are fucking flamethrowers against aircraft
And most guns get a solid shot round, an APHE shell and a tungsten shot too
Just expect to be playing a lot of different M4s