How to Win on Erlenberg: Join the Lemming Train
Erlenberg can be a troublesome map to play on, as it’s particularly prone to ‘lemming trains’.
People will often drive en masse to the 1-2 line and leave the east flank relatively unguarded.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing as can be seen in this video below by LemmingRush.
The Unicum player is in the top 100 of all players in WoT, and shows how he joins the Lemming Train at first, and then flanks in a pincer movement to isolate the enemy on the eastern flank (9-0 line)
Now, if there is NOT a lemming train, my personal rule is I will often take my mobile tanks to east flank, and my slower heavies to the brawl zone around the castle. There are good spots for sniping TDs on both flanks.
But in many cases, the game can be won by concentrating your forces on one flank or the other.
For example, at the beginning of the game if you can convince your team to push massively on the castle area on the 1-2 line, you can win it quickly, and then turn your attention to the ridge which the enemy will have won on the 9-0 line.
What you’ll see in this video, and what happens in real life, is that the enemy will either move in on your cap, which means you should be going back to defend cap from the good sniping positions on the west.
In other cases, the enemy will remain high on the ridge, and you see this a lot. In that case, you want to ideally get the enemy in a pincer position, and this is what LemmingRush shows. From the northern spawn, you’ll see how LemmingRush carefully gets below that ridge, because his allied tanks can provide cover fire if the enemy comes over.
While people frequently put down the idea of a lemming train tactic, it really can work on this map. Watch the video and hopefully this will help you get a few more wins in Erlenberg.