When I ram the the side of an enemy tank with my tank, it even has a plough on the front of it, MY tracks get destroyed by ramming but his tracks are fine… I guess that plough is purely cosmetic.
Sometimes NOTHING spawns near me when the game starts, other times there is a green drop 2 feet away from me… Game is basically a loss if you don't get 3-4 drops immediately. The only thing that you can hope for is coming across the situation bellow:
When you fight another tank early in the game, you will BOTH die, because someone else shows up and can easily kill you both or the victor before they heal.
The American tank is broken OP, activate trap = easy win.
The German tank is an easy loss if you don't get lucky in the first few minutes of the game. It is by far my favourite tank though.
My fun tactic in the German tank is to go for the highest damage gun combined with dynamics, you can take away 90% of their HP if not outright destroy them if you combo a full speed ram + shot. I like to stay on the high ground for this purpose, dynamics over speed because otherwise you simply cant traverse fast enough.
I've had a lot of fun, but it is also the most angry I have ever been at a game mode.