“These heavily-armored units will attack defensive buildings, distracting them at close range while your other troops do the damage.”
M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo Battle Tank is a level 8 standard Heavy Cavalry unit unlocked in Global Age. Its predecessor is Medium Tank and can be upgraded to Main Battle Tank. It is researched in a level 9 Armory.
General Information Edit
- Battle Tank is the armored front runners among all troops. Its default behavior is to seek and destroy defenses. After all the defences are gone it will behave like a heavy infantry troop. With a large amount of hitpoints, it can endure more than any other troop of its age, as well as dealing a lot of damage before falling. However, its disadvantages are that it has low damage and can be killed easily by Ballista Towers, Cannon Towers or Anti-Tank Guns.
Historical Description Edit
The M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo, or "Jumbo" as nicknamed by her crews, has a large size due to the added armor (including 4 inches on front). Built with 75 mm gun, it was frequently re-armed with 76-mm guns by the using units. U.S. crews found that on soft ground such as mud or snow, the narrow tracks gave poor ground pressure compared to wide-tracked second-generation German tanks such as the Panther. Soviet experiences were similar and tracks were modified to give better grip in the snow. The U.S. Army issued extended end connectors or "duckbills" to add width to the standard tracks as a stopgap solution. Duckbills were original factory equipment for the heavy M4A3E2 Jumbo to compensate for the extra weight of armor.
The "Battle Tank" truely has no historical counterpart. Although it resembles an M4 Sherman tank, parts of the design including the hull, turret, and gun are all concepts from other tanks and/or are made up. Firstly, the hull appears to resemble earlier models of the M4 with rounded edges on the upper front plate. Encased in the hull are duel machine guns which have no equal in real life. Following that, the turret looks to be that of an earlier Sherman without a Ration Box on its rear. Fixed in the turret, the cannon has a muzzle brake similar to a British 17-pounder anti-tank gun. Lastly the dark green color of the tank was found on Russian tanks during World War II.
Attacking Strategies Edit
- Battle Tank has a lot of health but is slow and has low attack power, so use it in groups.
- Battle Tank is weak against many defenses grouped together.
- When pushing for trophies, you would need to destroy the Town Center or City Center. In many bases, the town center would be in the center of the base. First, train up an army of Battle Tank and a Wall Breacher. When attacking, deploy your Wall Breacher and wait till it destroys the necessary walls. Then, deploy all your Battle Tank units in the areas which the City Center is more close to. If there are a few defenses blocking the way, destroy them. Then rally your units to destroy the Town Center or City Center.
- Battle Tank would ignore defensive troops and would pursue their targets which are defensive buildings. However, if a defensive troop attacks it, the Battle Tank will attack back until the defensive troop is killed; thus making it distracted. Try to use and deploy Ranged Infantry or Heavy Infantry after deploying the units to eliminate the defensive troops.
Defensive Strategies Edit
- Battle Tank is a good alliance troop due to its high health; making it longer to kill them.
- Battle Tank units are spawned by Stable or Tank Depot. With their high health, they are good to slow down the enemies advance.
- The Reinforcements technology in the Library spawns Main the units in the forest and they attack troops of the attacker.
- M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo Battle Tank is the first level of Heavy Cavalry that is used by North European, Mediterranean, and Oriental nations.
- This is the first Heavy Cavalry unit that can be upgraded 2 times in the same age
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