From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
I dare to dissent: from my tests, Panzerfaust are perfectly able to kill IS-2m's (see here).
Unfortunately, hard experience (e.g. trying to kill a Tiger with a BAZ43 is a useful learning tool ) is the only way we have to know about the effectiveness of the equipment we use (without resorting to the tool Peter provided in Update4).
My personal AT weapon preference list is:
Panzerfaust (one-use only, but powerful)
BAZ44 / Panzerschreck (the latter is more powerful, but it is also prone to malfunction/removal)
BAZ43 (almost useless against anything heavier than a PzIII, unless you get a side shot: even in that case, don't hope to kill a Tiger).
ATR (the most useless piece of junk in the game: I once hit a BT-5 five times in a row without ever penetrating its paper-thin armor)
Tank warfare for example , in the defensive segment ,I hear tanks moving , the first one visible to my AFV is probably
going to get shot at :) . But am I better of waiting for that tank to stop , does that make my odds better to hit?.
Should I be moving when I shoot ? We have a nice tool tip for percentages to hit , but just a thread for someone who has just
picked up the game and, as I was wondering what the hell is a Panzer Faust good for :)
1) Wait for the target tank to stop: it will be easier to hit. You can also wait longer and fire in the Defensive Fire Segment: perhaps there is another - and more dangerous - tank following. This is not true for infantry, which is an easier target while moving. As a rule of thumb, fire on infantry in the Movement segment and fire on tanks in the Defensive Fire segment.
2) Do not count on hitting anything when you fire from a moving tank, unless you are firing at 1-hex range (and even in that case, don't bet the house on it). Your ability to hit is seriously decreased after you move. The only reliable use for post-movement tank fire is to bring "Broken" units to "Broken+" status. In the '40s tank gyrostabilizers equipped many US tanks, but such devices were still in their infancy. Furthermore, crews were not always trained to use them and didn't like having the gun moving unpredictably on its own as it attempted to remain trained on the target. (All this said and done, I would like to have them :D).
Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport
Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP