Type 96 from what I read, was put in production in 1996(hence the designation) but only put in service in 1997
That would make the non-Prototype Type 96 acceptable in Wargame? given that the somewhat Prototype was Type 85-III.
Taken from http://tanknutdave.com/the-type-96-main-battle-tank/
It was the first MBT to be equipped with a large 125mm bore cannon (48cal Length) and is equipped with a thermal sleeve. It was also the first to use frontal modular armour which was installed with an unknown ceramic tile mix. Like all Chinese tanks, the sides and back of the turret are fitted with storage racks, which double up as a form of spaced armour, AKA bar armour.
The engine is the same 1000hp diesel of the Type 85-III, giving the vehicle a top road speed of 65km/h and power-to-weight ratio of 24.1hp/t. It also uses torsion bar suspension. It has an operational range of 400km, which is increased to 600km with external fuel tanks.
The autoloader as fitted on the Type 85-IIA still keeps the crew reduced to the three. The driver sits on the left at the front of the hull (the engine is still at the rear of the vehicle) gunner is on the left of the turret and the commander on the right. He is responsible for operating the 50. Cal MG which is used in the AA role. The vehicle has a coaxial 7.62mm MG and there are six Type 84 smoke grenade launchers mounted either side of the turret. The vehicle stores 42 rounds of 125mm, 500 rounds of .50 and 2250 rounds of 7.62mm.
The FCS is the ISFCS-212 image-stabilised fire-control system as fitted on the Type 85-IIM up-grade, giving an effective rate of fire of 6 to 8 rounds per minute.
Since Type 85-III's armor is mostly steal/composite with lots of ERA slapped on it, and as mentioned there Type 96 used Ceramic Tile, I think they would really be 2 separate tanks? though idk about what the protection of the ceramic armor in RHA mm, it most likely is higher than Type 85-III.
If that were the case, maybe ZTZ-96 as top tank, we can likely have. . .
65~70% acc(70% was in account to the above mentioned new FCS)
55~60% acc(also accounting into the above mentioned new FCS
8r/m (which all 125mm ZTZs should get. . .)
37 ammo(cited 41 ammo capacity but we'll leave 4 for the Refleks)
2nd armament: Refleks
3rd armament: coaxial mg
21~22FAV, not sure how to rate the rest given info says unknown ceramic tile
sides maybe 8 with 4 rear? added space armor from Storage? but can just have same sides and back of the ZTZ-85-III
price: 165~175? depending on whether its got the higher values of armor or lower?
I think its most balanced with 175, with 22FAV, 8SAV and 4RAV
Comparison to the T-72BU, it would have same or better accuracy and stabilizers, better ATGM, same armor, worse rate of fire, SAV and only 3 top armor instead of 4
those stats would easily make it a super heavy in game, it matches against the T-72BU well? o3o' dunno what you guys think