Tankgirl

Watch out, there’s a tank about! It’s the only one in the league so far, a big bad monster which fires with the thrill of pure power. She’s the fastest there is, and can jump too, so don’t be underneath! In support of Bonnie’s lightning jeeps, it makes for a great combination. I’d ask for more tanks to join. There’s some mighty ones about. But maybe next season!

A big bad monster which fires with the thrill of pure power!

At top speed my sledgehammer tank can match a jeep with the flag. Good for sitting in behind to shield them, if not for my rank. I wish more players would try them, there’ss a great buzz from blasting an enemy or sending a jeep into orbit. But there’s nothing so satisfying as taking out another tank, only bettered by fighting alongside one of the great ones. The feeling of power is tremendous.

I kept training with each type and with different upgrades. The predator’s nippy but oversteers, while the barbarian’s more of a deathmatch thug. I chose the fastest, well-balanced, with enhancements for turning/braking and extra armour.

 

It took practise, but some jumps were more successful than those in a jeep, such as over the special weapon at eagle or onto the gantry at jacksons. Long shots with lock on weapons are perfect for tanks but I like to mix in at close range, and learning to turn the turret fast was hard work. The fun bits are braking to see a jeep shoot straight through to be blown up in front, and reversing while firing backwards. With a click the gun’s forward again to take out those following.

I’m a big target, usually playing ctf with more deaths than kills, but it’s effective as part of a team which works well together. One day I might even learn to drive a jeep!

Love, Dwezzaken

21 comments

  1. Good job Dwezza i enjoyed that 🙂 I’ve tried tanks a few times i must have racked up something in the region of 200 kills go me. Tanks i find are extremely difficult to master, but in the right hands can be just as devistating as any other vehicle in the game and very difficult to kill with a jeep.
    “The fun bits are braking to see a jeep shoot straight through to be blown up in front, and reversing while firing backwards. With a click the gun’s forward again to take out those following.” This is one of my favourite tactics too as a jeep it’s so funny to stop dead and flick your turret around before the enemy flies over your head and panics trying to correct themselves but it’s too late by the time they do 🙂

    1. Thanks, mrxamondo! I didn’t realise jeeps do that dastardly trick too. We’ll be needing every one in the coming games 🙂

  2. Hi, I just stumbled on your blog and it was a joy to read. Are there tutorials on how to play with a tank in Hardware Rivals? Thanks, Lord Helmet

    1. Hi, Lord Helmet. The training site’s the only one I’ve known. Start slow and turn the turret to aim rather than the whole tank. Ease off gas over jumps, and backwards is often best! Do a friend request on the ps4 site and we’ll have some private games where you can follow me about, and even shoot me if you can : )

  3. Well our league adventures started against a great team playing for their homeland. Once we’d abandoned plans we steadily improved and enjoyed a close final match, four hard battles in all. Thanx to mrsx and bang, who played between organising everything, and love to Skartisue, for whom the real world intruded. Once we’re four again, we’ll be back!
    Fine enemy tactics and the open plains of bushpig did for my poor tank, but it’s great to play without glitches, cutouts and suddenly reappearing on the opposite side. Vive la League!

    1. Hi! Yes, I keep hoping for rt too. I’d call it a sanctuary from all these pesky little jeeps, but the few tanks around are so good. If more joined the league, we’d all have problems. But weekend jeeps ‘n rail guns? I’ll just go and hide 🙂

  4. Beerleaguered, you’re a fine tanksman. I can think of at least three in the league who are as good in tanks as in jeeps, so eventually there may be a group for tanks only, or mixed vehicles. The experienced have started this, but all abilities will come in. Then we might have our form of rocket tanks whenever we want. Matches can always be arranged, it just needs some group site with all abilities invited. I’d love to play a tank ctf, it’d be like the dodgems!

  5. Saturday’s games showed how good our lightning jeeps were, with two devils joining the Angels. Thanks, K_Saudi_Arabia and jrELDIABLO for being so generous and playing like you do. It ensured a very close first game then our victory 4-1. 🙂

  6. On Sunday we all fought before dawn against a U.S team of stars chostripes. In our first match our youngest player scored both our goals, fantastic play from munkeeboi. Our second battle was even more tenacious across the fast ground of Blister. Beauty and her Beasts blazed towards their chosen goal, but we came close to more, especially when her ladyship shot me a yard short. At last my carthorse among thoroughbreds showed she could play her part, and I was honoured to be called tankboi. Thanks, team. These matches give an adrenalin rush like no other 🙂

  7. Great to see another tank’s joined the league. Hi, Bennyburro! Need more of these wonderful players, like gb I sti, magik krack, gatitia mimosa, mishka and my friend laloysanty. I loved lowestoftforever, but they’ve not been about for awhile. And where has the mighty shibby gone? Good to see new ones appearing, though, quite a few. And a rumour that a jeepster general has been spied tanking about. Have a Happy Christmas and best wishes to you all! xxx from dwezz. 🙂

  8. Because he’s been so long in a jeep, I’ve overlooked the original and best, but he’s back in his tank and I’ve just played him, losing. Bonjour, kapitane, showing us all how it should be done 🙂

  9. Well last night we almost scared the tyres off Team Finland, who blew me to bits in our first game with them. My server was down so supersub EljrDiablo came in at the last moment, with me staring at a locked screen and waiting to see messages. First match, lost but great game. Bang changing vehicle. Second, ahead! till they fought back. Natural disappointment, but we’re a team of busy people with little practise together. Better to lose well than win easily, but my team mates made sure that the win was so hard.:)

  10. Dwezza returns 🙂 Been meeting some of the other hwr players. If I looked good in a keep, it was Skartisue using my controller.

  11. Lord Helmet, you have never improved under my tuition. Go away and stop calling my tank pink. She is red and white and you know full well why. 🙂

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