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“These heavily-armored units will attack defensive buildings, distracting them at close range while your other troops do the damage.”


Renault FT(-17) Tank is a level 6 standard Heavy Cavalry unit unlocked in Industrial Age. Its predecessor is Cuirassier and can be upgraded to Medium Tank. It is researched in level 8 Armory.

General Information[]

The Tank is the armored front runners among all troops. Its default behavior is to seek and destroy defenses. After all the defense buildings are destroyed the Tank 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 include its low damage and is easily killed by Ballista Towers, Cannon Towers or Anti-Tank Guns.

Historical Description[]

First deployed during the last year of World War I, the French Renault FT was lighter and faster than previous tank designs. With its fully rotating turret, crew in the front and engine in the back, the FT is often considered the first truly modern tank, and many saw service during World War II.

Historical Description in Dominations:

A tank is a tracked armored fighting vehicle generally equipped with a large main gun. They are designed to engage and destroy other large land vehicles (and to run over slow infantrymen when possible). First deployed during the last year of World War I, the French Renault FT was lighter and faster than previous tank designs. With its fully rotating turret, crew in the front, and engine in the back, the FT is often considered the first truly modern tank, and many saw service even during World War II.

Visuals[]

The Renault FT Tank, french tank

Important statistical changes[]

  • Tanks unlike previous Heavy Cavalry units have 3 range instead of melee range (tanks will not shoot over walls regardless)
  • Tanks have a greater population cost at 10 instead of 6
  • Tanks have a longer train time per unit

Statistics comparison to Cuirassier[]

The Table below shows a statistic comparison with a housing space of 30

Unit Unit count Total Build Cost Food Total Hitpoints Total Dps Total Dps to resource buildings Range Total train time
Tank 3 18,000 33,000 810 243 3 17m 30s
Cuirassier 5 15,000 32,400 700 210 Melee 17m 30s

Pros

  • Increased hitpoints
  • Increased DPS
  • Ranged unit (Reduces the amount of defensive towers in range, being able to hit the unit)
  • Required upgrade for future upgrades

Cons

  • Increased cost
  • Ranged unit (can get other ranged units hit by splash damage behind)
  • Increased population cost

Attacking Strategies[]

  • The Tank has a lot of health but is slow and has low attack power, so use it in groups
  • The 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 Tank and a Wall Breacher. When attacking, deploy your Wall Breacher and wait till it destroys the necessary walls. Then, deploy all your 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
  • The Tank would ignore defensive troops and would pursue their targets which are defensive buildings. However, if a defensive troop attacks it, the 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[]

  • The Tank is a good alliance troop due to its high health; making it longer to kill them
  • 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

Trivia[]

  • The Renault FT Tank is the first level of Heavy Cavalry that is used by North European, Mediterranean, and Oriental nations
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