Tiger B "Königstiger"
|Upkeep per Minute||31.5|
|Primary armament||88mm KwK 43 L/71|
|Secondary armament||2× 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34|
|Max. Speed||3.8 m/s|
The Tiger B Königstiger,Tiger II, or King Tiger is the premier combat vehicle for the Oberkommando West in Company of Heroes 2. It has a cost of 720, 280, and 21, only matched by the Jagdtiger. The Tiger B Königstiger boasts incredible armor (the front armor is only slightly weaker than the Elefant, but the rear and sides are stronger), an excellent gun, and a large hitpoints pool, allowing it to soak up large amounts of damage while dealing out the same. Unlike most other heavy tanks, the King Tiger is not a doctrine-specific unit; it can only be called in if all other OKW Headquarters trucks have already been set up (all three must have been set up at some point: destruction of any of those structures will not prevent you from calling the tank in). However, it also means that you can also call in a doctrine-specific unit along with this tank if you have enough population space.
The ´´King Tiger´´ was an upgraded Tiger 1. The Ausf . B model had sloped armor and an even better (higher velocity) 88mm gun, with somewhat longer range than most tanks. With the proper doctrine the Tiger II can spend munitions to fire temporarily HEAT rounds for extreme havoc on the even heaviest allied armor.
The Tiger II is a tank no single enemy tank can stand up to. But these tanks tend to arrive so late in-game that allies (or germans) have amassed medium tanks already. Due to slow speed, this tank can easily be ´´circled´´ and flanked, so attacking with a single King Tiger can be tricky and almost always needs smaller tanks or infantry for backup, or not even leave the range of AT weaponry. As the Tiger II is not invincible, you should consider supporting it with Sturmpioneers to carry out repairs as necessary.
The Tiger II has an special veteran ability ´´Spearhead´´ which locks its turret to the front, and gives the tank extended sight range and other buffs. A spearheading King Tiger needs support even more direly, since the Tiger II can be outflanked and destroyed/abandoned even easier when its turret is unable to rotate.
With the right doctrine, the King Tiger can upgrade with a Panzer commander instead of MG42 Pintle Mount, just like for the Panzer IV and Panther. The commander provides increased sight range to help spot for the cannon and can call artillery strikes in a small area.