It's early-spring as you look out over the usually barren Nevada, but a recent rainstorm had transformed the landscape into a galaxy of pastel-colored flowers and grasses. To some it would be beautiful to behold- but for you it just meant that your quary's dust trail would be almost non-existant. So instead of looking for the usually tell-tail sign of the opposing tank, you casually scan the horizon watching for movement that might betray a hopefully-unwary foe."Black Jack", the forty-six ton M26E1 Pershing heavy tank lay silent below you, aside from the quiet putter of the auxillery engine. Pulling the binoculars away from your eyes, intending to sink back into the turret, you just happen to catch a glimps of movement. Excitedly putting the binocs back to your face, you finally spot your opponent. "Contact! Ten'o'clock!" Dropping back into the turret and slamming the hatch shut. You immediately take control of the commander's turret override. "Rose, bringing you onto him! You shout into the intercomm as you press your face into scope and bring the turret around. "Rich, get the engine warmed up. Roy- load Ay-Pee." As you finally get the scope on the tank in front you, you get a pretty good look at it as it pushes itself over a low hill.Long and low, with a boxy turret and distinctive all-around tracks, its immediately recognizable. "Late-model Churchill. Range about..." You do some quick mental calculus "...Nine-hundred yard. Got him?""Got him. It's long shot cold bore, should we wait for him to get a bit closer?" It's a valid concern, but a trade-off. You're hull-down below a small hill, but you're far from hidden. A shot now is sure to have the element of surprise. Waiting for the Churchill to get closer means they may spot you, and you'd prefer not to get into a shoot-out- while it's 75mm is dwarfed by Black Jack's 90mm main gun, it's deadly accurate at range and more than capable of scoring a lucky penetration.>>"Fire.">>"Let's wait a bit."
>>24210692>Girls und Panzer QuestAw shit nigga, dis gon be gud.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGlSQRHlHfM>"Fire."No guts, no glory.
>Pershing >Heavy TankEveryone realized how retarded that was
>>24210692We wait. Maximum Penetration.
>>24210692>"Let's wait a bit."Bring 'em in closer. Make it a sure thing.
>>24210692[X]"Let's wait a bit."
>>24210780Still, original designation WAS as a Heavy. They only changed it post-WWII, and seeing as the High School league is WWII-era stuff, they may class it as Heavy.
>>24210692Shoot that mother right now.
Come on.Really?Could at least you wait until the other little girls 'n' tanks quest is over?
>>24210855NEED MOAR GIRLS AND TANKS!!!
>>24210855Apparently there is an audience for it, so who are you to say no.Also, OP, Pershing named "Black Jack"? Genius.
>>24210855Meh. I like reading and writing. Besides, it's a completely different universe.
We barely spotted them while they were moving, and we have partial concealment. As long as we don't move we can wait for them to get another 300 yards closer with almost no risk.
>Tier 8 medium tank vs tier 6 heavy tank.>Fair.Alright I'll get out of the WoT mindset for now, but the Pershing is seriously probably my favorite WW2 tank.If we can get a shot into the Churchill's side: Fire.If they're head on: wait until they're closer.
>>24210966>hiding your identity>not wanting to platoon with fellow wo/tg/uysPussy.Personally, I can't wait til they add the Sherman Firefly to the Brit tree.>dat 17-pounder
>>24210966Dude, it's Girls und Panzer.Black Forest brought a MAUS to the championship, when the best thing Ōarai had was a Porsche Tiger.
>>24211002Admittedly, Schwarzwald sind Arschlöcher, but still.
If anyone remembers the trip.No longer in Night of Lunar Blitz. Now in glorious NOD (Nation of Darkness).
>>24210973I have nothing to hide. More AMERICA.I've been getting further into the Brit Med tree mostly because the Centurion 1 has a lot of pen on the gun, but I've heard the line starts sucking after the Cromwell.
>>24211045If I had premium my EXP would've been over 14k. Life of a freeplayer.When my team died on me I wasn't giving up.
Does Blackjack have a loudspeaker mounted on the hull?If not, we should fix that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReUaQlsZZ5I
"Take the shot, Rose." She's the best marksman you've ever met, if anyone can make a shot like this it's her. "Got it." A few seconds later you can feel the turret move ever so slightly, the weight of the barrel shifting Black Jack's center of gravity as she makes fine, manual adjustments to bring the gun on target. You watch from the commander's scope as she moves the gun up to correct for distance and shifts the aim out in front of the still-moving Churchill. "Ready Ay-Pee, Roy" She remarks quietly to her twin brother in the loading seat beside her. "Firing."The baited, Red October-esque silence is shattered as the Black Jack spoke, sending a 90mm shell arching across the desert, the travel distance so long that you can visibly see it moving through the air before it impacts in the dirt just below and in front of the Churchill. "Miss! Correct up 4 degrees, left six degrees. Fire when ready." Before you even complete the sentence you hear the clank as the casing is ejected to the floor of the turret.Meanwhile, as you peer through the telescope at your adversary, you see him come to a stop before rotating his turret to face you. The gun elevates until you swear you can almost see the 75mm round at the other end of it."You think he saw us? I think he saw us." You hear your radioman, Patrick O'Leary, remark dryly over the intercomm.>"Goddammit, O'Leary!" (Insert random slur against Irishkind here.)>We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!
>>24211132>>We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!Insult later after killing stupid English tank.
>>24211088The best victories are the ones you win yourself.I actually have access to the T28, but I don't have enough money to afford one. Doesn't help that I've bought several tier 7 tanks since I took this shot.
>We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!
>>24211132>himI signed up for a GIRLS und Panzer Quest damnit!But anyway[x]We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!
[x] We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!/tg/ - Tank Games
>>24210864>>24210895Can it at least happen in a more interesting universe, then?
>>24211132>radioman"SHUT UP AND HAND ME A BEER!"
>>24211178Gotta do your tank combat before you get your cute girls doing cute things.
>>24211156Ah, well work for 2 Clan War tanks and the rest should all be for fun.Currently everyone is jizzing over E-100 and T57 combo that won the recent tournament. 750 gold round damage with that 1600 damage-capable drum both with decent armor. Even on the low end of damage, it'll remove a typical 10 that isn't a 2500-3k hitpoint tank.I just can't play like I used to. Get on for CW every other day or so.
>>24211132>We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!That said, I love racism.
>>24211178this is /tg/, not /u/. And you should have seen this coming after SWQ adn the like.Having said this, I hope there's chances to interact with the girls as otherwise it'd be like a SWQverse side story without witches and who'd read that?
>>24211132>We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!>>24211178Yeah, well this is AMERICA, where a guy's allowed to crew a tank if he wants to! Even if it does make him a total faggot.
Speaking of Girls and Panzer, I had a weird dream this morning. Girls and Panzer related. Sort of. Like all of the tanks + girls were hiding out behind this huge wall in an old city or something and the sun was setting. We had like, 2-3 squads of GM Quels and other grunt suits like Jegans hiding out, crouched to get under the cover of the walls. We were prepping for battle. And for one big push.And I was like, "Make sure we have someone manning the Anti-Mobile Suit sniper cannon and another one on the beam sniper rifle"And then everyone did the power walk. In tanks and mechs. TO OUR DESTINY.The Power Walk, man. Dat slo-mo unflinching power walk.
>>24211132O'leary, if you have time to talk, you have time to shoot,button that bastard up!!
>>24211132>>We can insult his heritage later- stick with the task at hand!>>24211207My best tanks are all tier 8 and the closest thing I have to tier 9 is my Pershing, and I've heard the M48 Patton sucks for Clan Wars. I do have the T71 now, but that's a long way from the T57. I mostly only have time to get my wins of the day in really, so I'm not huge into the competitive side.
>>24211132"No, I think they saw the OTHER M26E1 Pershing in this direction. How fares the rest of the team?"do we know the current sitrep on the rest of our team?>>24211253Radio Operator is unlikely to be directly involved in operation of main cannon... though he could get out and try to make a decoy tank...
>>24211250And then you got torn aprat because you were fighting tanks in an urban area with mechs, right?
>>24211221I 'aint even after yuri or cute girls doing cute things. Nor indeed have I read any SWQ.Just Senshado really 'aint a boy thing to be doing. But, I shall not lot my pedantry interrupt!
>>24211294Strictly speaking, he also has the bow-mounted .50.
>>24211311True, but shooting the .50 at something our 90mm can barely reach is kinda retarded.
>>24211302Is that a wheeled Space Hetzer?>>24211311Which does fuck-all in Panzerkraft matches since it's against the rules to shoot for exposed crew.
>>24211319>not using the .50 cal as a spotting rifle for the 90mm
>>24211311Exactly. I was thinking some semiaccurate fire m might keep them fuckers heads down. Might make getting a bead on us a touch tougher.
>>24211325Hetzer Wheeled Assault Gun, as featured in BattleTech Technical Readout 3026>anun kan't into BT
>>24211325>Is that a wheeled Space Hetzer?Welcome to BattleTech. Enjoy your stay.
>>24211290T57, T110E5, T110E4 are the top wanted US tanks. T92 will always have a spot in clan war. M48 Pat is a spotter and if played well, its higher than average Damage/Minute shines. Currently E50M and T62A are wanted more often. T62A mostly though, it has insane damage per minute ratio.Batchat25t is a given. Everyone wants at least 1-7 bat chats for their strategies in larger maps.
>>24211311Hey he might cap the commander/gunner through a view-port. You never know man.
>>24211319Not if it keeps them buttoned up. Makes searching a pain in the ass.
>>24211381I think we can assume everyone is safe. We can use it to force their commander to keep his head down, though. Not sure if that's of any particular use, but it's something we can do.
>>24211374Please tell me that's a real thing now. I've been waiting for this forever
>>24211415Yes.Battletech has the best April fool's day pranks.
>>24211374I would totally play a WWII tank combat wargame using a BT based system.
THIS IS NOW A BT GENERAL THREAD
>>24211381That would be murdering a high school kid over a frigging game, dude. We ain't Black Forest.
>>24211484That reminds me, you know what wold be fucking amazing?Sibko Quest.
"Paddy, if you've got all the time in the world down there to mouth off-" You begin as you watch the Churchill's barrel flash. "BRACE!" You watch as the round zips towards Black Jack's turret, but windage causes it to drift slightly off-target- a problem your heavier 90mm round didn't have. You resume your previous statement. "Perhaps you'd like to man that goddamn Fifty-cal and be an actual, useful member of the crew." Your words are strained as you watch Rose move the barrel to what you hope is the correct position. Almost on queue as soon as the barrel stops moving you here Roy shout "Up!" to signify a round was loaded and ready in the chamber. It's still a long shot, even with corrections- maybe you should have Rich, your driver, try to move Black Jack to a closer position- You see a stand of rocks about thirty yards to your front- they're just high enough to hull down behind, but you'd be out in the open for several seconds getting there- long enough for the Churchill to get two or three shots off at you.>"Fire when ready, Rose!">"Rich, can you get us a bit closer!"
>>24211376I do have a T32, but I just started with it. Aside from that I could get an M40/43 but I can't afford it right now, and I have an AMX 13 75, so I have the tanks in the trees for most of the Clan Wars tanks. I just need to stop spending so much money on so many different tanks.
>"Fire when ready, Rose!"
>>24211548We can move while reloading.[x] Fire.
>>24211548>"Rich, can you get us a bit closer!"Time for the basics of Tank CQC
>>24211548>"Fire when ready, Rose!"
>>24211548UTE!We can reposition while we're loading the next round.
>>24211548>"Fire when ready, Rose!""Rich, I want you to move us to those rocks right after she fires."
>>24211580Not to mention we've lined this shot up already. No sense wasting the aim.
>>24211565>>24211580What them said
Nuts. Someone beat me in starting a Girls und Panzer Quest when I finished my homebrew of said anime franchise. Well, its not like I'm finished with its. Just starting it.
>>24211579Let her take her shot, then haul ass
>>24211609Your gif lacks best girl, riding best tank.
>>24211525MY GODIT"S HAPPENING
>>24211709But that's not Nonna....
>>24211766What?Where.I swear if you are lying to me...
>>24211555M40/43 supposedly feels like a tier 8 artillery because of its gold round splash. Some people take out 3 tier 8 heavies in one shot with it. It sets things ablaze easily.AMX 13 75 is where it starts getting fun.
>>24211795Disregard communist swine.Acquire fun-loving goddess.
>>24211525That would actually be fantastic.
>>24211437Fuck that. This is perfect for what I've always wanted to do. Which is make a custom periphery planet which feels like WW2 'MURRIKA/Allies
>>24211820Any advice to a newbie on not sucking balls with the M3 Lee? I got the thing two days ago, and I already want to kill myself.
>>24211869Buy a lot of antidepressants.Other than that, there is no hope.
>>24211828But they're not communists...
>>24211869Shot the enemy until they die.
>>24211709>Best girlI said this yesterday and I'll say this again. That's not Hana.
>>24211885Frankly, that's historical accuracy.
>>24211859Too bad everything is BAR 5 or less. I mean it kind of makes sense, but still it means that only the Tiger can really pose much of a threat to a mech.
>>24211900>>24211709Guys, even /a/ managed to agree all the girls are the best girl.Although Yukari & Naomi are first among equals
>>24211900And as I said yesterday, fine young lady, just not my type.
>>24211842I know, right? They may not make good factions, but at least clanners are interesting characters.
>>24211934I will, however, say that Sgt. Oddball is best Ōarai girl.
>>24211921That's perfectly fine by me. I'll probably include a few shitty mechs.Is the aircraft still usable?
>>24211957You know what that drawing's a reference to right?
>>24211985Hell yeah.Heinz Wilhelm motherfucking Guderian.One of the men who wrote the book on armored warfare.
>>24211820The AMX 13 75 is pretty fun, but in the few games I've played it I prefer the T71. Mostly has to do with it not having a horrendous vertical traverse. And I'll have to save up for the 40/43, I just spent most of my money on the T71.>>24211869I honestly didn't find it that bad. Just don't play like a tank, play like a TD. It has more fire power and front armor than most Tier 4 meds. That said, it has less armor and/or firepower than most ACTUAL TDs in the same tier, but it makes up for it by having fairly good mobility. Stay put and shoot when you can pen them from the front, but if you can't, try to get an angle on their sides or rear.
"Rich, when Rose fires how fast can you get down to those rocks?" You ask with a bit more calm confidence that you would've thought you could muster. Something about being in command of a near-fifty ton steel behemoth tended to bring out your inner Chuck Yeager.Another 75mm shell impacts the hill a few dozen yards to your left before your driver responds matching your calm, confident demeanor. "Pretty damn quick. They might get a shot or two off, but their gunner doesn't look like he knows what he's doing." It's true that the Churchill's gunner isn't exactly gifted with a marksman's touch- but that won't stop a lucky shot. Still, getting to the cover will give Rose a flatter trajectory on the enemy tank. "Make it happen. Rose: Fire."The turret explodes with sound as the 90mm reports, you watch as the round arches out and impacts the Churchill along the top of one of it's armored track-wells. The round deflects upward, the force rocking the entire British tank downwards. "Go, Richard! Go!"Black Jack's engine roars as it climbs over the hill before tipping down against and racing down the hill. The tank is shaking and moving too much to get a decent look at what the Churchill's doing, but you hear another 75mm round impact the hill- Rose's bounce had either thrown off their gunner's aim, frayed his nerves, or both. Another shot lands closer before Rich coasts the tank to a halt behind the rock. Once Black Jack stops rocking you're able to reaquire the Churchill in your periscope before bringing the the turret back around to face it. "Target front! 750 yards!" You're not that much closer, but "Up!" Roy sounds."Fire!"For the third time Black Jack's gun sounds. You watch as the round lances out and impacts squarely on the Churchill's right track-well, blasting through the armor and severing the track beneath- the Churchill wasn't down, but it was hamstrung and almost completely immobilized. "Hit! Roy, HVAP!""Up!" Roy sounds a few second later."Fire!"
I haven't watched the show, but am I to understand that these fights are to the death?
>>24211869M3 Lee is one of the few tanks I got my best kill count in (9). Treat it like a tank destroyer, but don't try to hide with it. Peek around objects with it, mostly buildings and rocks. Peeking either way as long as it angles your armor.Good thing about M3 Lee is that it trains you for the later tanks. Side armor for late US tanks are soft, and angling the front armor is key.The top gun for M3 Lee with gun rammer, 100% crew, and vents will push its gun over 2000 damage per minute. Tank destroyers run about 1400 at tier 4, unless they're firing 105mm with HE/Heat.You get medium tank hitpoints with a "tank destroyer".
>>24212178Nah. Just makes your tank incapacitated.
>>24212178Nope.Handwavium lining on the tanks, plus league-approved shells designed not to actually penetrate, and a bunch of other elaborate shit that only really gets explained in the manga. Suffice to say that "kills" are not literal kills.
>>24212178Nah, they have magic CARBON FIBRE to protect the crews.Someone post that comic where she gets him the face with a shell but is totally fine.
>>24212178Immobilisation- it's kind of an odd way of doing things though, as tracks & wheels can get fixed.>>24212243The manga any good?
>>24212265Basically a straight adaptation of the show, although it goes into a bit more exposition on things like the rules of Panzerkraft.
>>24212265I think the manga focuses more on Miho as its Heroine than Yukari... or the other way around, not sure.
>>24212288I think it's the other way around, that is, the manga came before the show.
where can I watch this show anyway?
the general concept is that a little white flag pops up when the tank has sustained 'Critical/Lethal Damage', as in during real combat situations either the tank would have been scrapped or the crew killed, or a combination of the two.If the tracks get damaged, they can be field repaired, meaning that an immobilized tank can still continue fighting... I believe this also applies to the turret ring... there was one bit where the rotation mechanism was damaged, but the tank still operable...
>>24212300Nope. The manga entered publication a few weeks before the show aired, but it's based on the show. That's not a very common arrangement but it does happen. Only other example I can think of off the top of my head is Evangelion.
Time slows as you watch Black Jack's third round float lazily through the air before arching downward to strike the Churchill almost precisely where Rose had aimed. The Churchill bounces downward, the force of the impact knocking it back. It was silent before a series of blue flares fired through a port on top of the turret.A smile spreads across your face. "GOT HIM! NICE SHOT!" You can't help but yell, forgetting that the turret's interior not only didn't require that kind of volume, but had a tendency to amplify it. Looking down you see Rose moving her jaw while she massages her ear. You hear Patrick over the comm. "Judge is confirming it. Kill is clean; the round is ours." He reports. "And I didn't even get to shoot my machinegun..." He remarks with false lament."Patrick, you're doing that talking thing again with your mouth. Stop it."
>>24212312Well, it's up on Crunchyroll, and Commie also subbed it. Warning: the Commie subs contain lots of unnecessary German. It didn't bother me, but it does bug some people.
>>24212320I see. Huh.
>>24212323https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReUaQlsZZ5I We must play this as our victory march
>>24212332>unnecessary GermanThey translated from Japanese into German.That's not unnecessary, that's just retarded.
>>24212332Only one subtrack, they all have alternate tracks that have less German.
>>24212332German is never unnecessary.
>>24212352Their translation is also inaccurate and as such just shit.http://www.hiryuufansubs.com/category/girls-und-panzer
>>24211105>>24212346We have a loudspeaker here, and when we go into battle we play music, very loud. It kind of... calms us down.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJfJPxLntZU
>>24212361I tried their 'fixed' release of ep 1. It was still incomprehensible.
>>24212352>>24212369No.We are not doing this shit.You wanna engage in stupid fansub drama?Go to /a/ or /jp/.Fucking children.
>>24212323Cool. This was a one on one round then?
>>24212397...That'll do. Yes. I like that. Especially if it's through a tinny shot up speaker.Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lELZMc7mvgw&hd=1
>>24212332noice thanks mate.....btw wot is full o cunts
>Girls und Panzer QuestI am surprised this hasn't happened sooner, to be truthful.
>>24212598It did, except it was Girls und BattleMechs.OP bailed when he realised how much work is involved in running a quest.
>>24212636And that still makes me sad. Because that shit had potential.
>>24212636>Girls und BattleMechs.ahahaahahahawhatWas it solaris or something?
>>24212683Apparently the OP wanted to keep the SUPERCARRIER FLOATING CITIES shit and involve somalian pirates in some capacity.I don't think he really thought it through.
>>24212683Not that we know of.It never got far enough to explain what was up.But we had decided on a Highlander, and were gonna do the first scrimmage the next thread. Then OP pussied out like a little bitch.
>>24212713OP was never any good at finishing stuff. And I think he started it just to troll someone.
>>24212636You know, >>24211525 would totally be like that.Except it would be "Girls und Boys und BattleMechs und Crippling Societal Expectations und 4/5ths of the Group is Going to Die in Horrible, Horrible Ways."So not really GuP at all, now that I think about it.
Two hours later you're back at the large parking lot/campground just Reno. The tournement was small and largely for charity- the entire festival was put together yearly by the Reno Armored Warfare Museum and Restoration Facility- it tended to attract the small number of students who still practiced Tanking for a short tournement, while enthusiasts from across the western United States brought their reconditioned or kit-built armored vehicles. It wasn't large, but it was still a hub of what had been at one time a hobby as American as baseball and apple pie.Over the decades interest was lost in tanking- it had almost died out completely in the 1973 Oil Crisis, when the fuel required had shot up in price- it could still costs upwards of three-hundred dollars in fuel to operate a tank for only a few hours, not to mention the cost of ammunition, repairs, transport and safety modifications. It had taken an act of Congress to set aside funds to help with the costs and maintain the military's most consistent source of skilled armored vehicle operators.But all this was pretty far from your mind as you attempt to fit your entire mouth around a large and overpriced chili dog. Looking around, you could easily find most of your crew- Roy and Patrick were in line for corndogs, Richard was nursing what seemed to be a small keg of soda while scanning the crowd for attractive women and Rose... You look around a second before spot her underneath a tent speaking to a woman you've never seen before. The woman is tall for an asian, and despite her business-like attire her posture and short, bobbed haircut screamed "military officer". Dammit- you'd heard of this happening. Some young tanker shows a bit of talent and the military swoops in to recruit them for some JROTC academy that fed straight into the the Armored Corps.>"Ah hell nah! You get your sneaky claws off my gunner!">Trust Rose- she's not gonna let herself be wooed by some fancy suit"
>>24212833[x] "Ah hell nah! You get your sneaky claws off my gunner!"AGGRESSION
>>24212833>Trust Rose- she's not gonna let herself be wooed by some fancy suit"Trust is the foundation of any crew, or relationship.
>>24212833>"Ah hell nah! You get your sneaky claws off my gunner!"You aren't making her into our own personal Roy Focker if we have anything to say about it!
>>24212833>Trust Rose- she's not gonna let herself be wooed by some fancy suit"Trust is the foundation of good teamwork.
>>24212833Presumably Rose won't just go leave right after being persuaded to join up. See how things pan out.[x]Trust Rose- she's not gonna let herself be wooed by some fancy suit"
>Trust Rose- she's not gonna let herself be wooed by some fancy suit"
>>24212833Trust Rose, but keep an eye out.A sharp eye. Shifty military types.
So what's this I hear about super carriers?
>>24212833>>"Ah hell nah! You get your sneaky claws off my gunner!"MAH GUNNAH!
Rose knows better than to break up the team, even if she's probably the best at her job on it. The fact that her twin brother Roy would be left out in the cold inforces this idea in your head- she might leave you and Rich and Pat out to dry, but her and her brother were as close as, well, twins. So you watch, casually glancing over every few seconds. You can't quite make out what the woman is saying, and Rose isn't facing you, but you see her head nod every so often."Who's the broad in the suit?" You had been so intent on watching the unfolding conversation that you hadn't noticed your grandfather pull into the seat next to you. You turn to look at him finishing a mouthful of chili dog with a gulp of Coke."Military recruiter is my guess. Probably thinks that Rose'll jump at the chance to go to some two-bit military academy." You try to grin non-chalantly. "Not a chance in hell."Grandpa seems to only half-hear your statement as he stares at the military woman, but his eyes definately aren't on her face. "Oh come on! She's young enough to be your daughter!" You say with exasperation. "Maybe even your grandaughter!""That's the nice thing about them Jap women- they stop aging at about sixteen and stay that way until they're fifty!" He says enthusiastically. Right on time, Rose turns around and meets your eye and nods you over. "Stay here and try not to stare a hole through her blouse, would you?" You say getting up."Believe me, I've already tried.">How do you approach?>Nonchalant.>Annoyed.>Respectful.
>Nonchalant.Can't exactly overlook the attempt to mooch a teammate, but no point in being whiny or dickish about it.
>>24213517>>Nonchalant.She's our gunner.She knows it, we know it. Let's play it cool
>>24213517>Nonchalant.Could not be less worried.
>>24213517>"That's the nice thing about them Jap women- they stop aging at about sixteen and stay that way until they're fifty!"It may be kinda racist, but this is absolutely fucking true.>Nonchalant.She's crew. That makes her family.
You wipe the chilidog from your mouth and take a final swig before standing up to approach your gunner and the... interloper. "Afternoon. Can my gunner or I help you with something today?" You ask the tall, dark haired temptress."Ah, then your are this young woman's commander?" She says with a short, polite bow of the head. Her English is pretty good, but it's obvious she's not a native speaker. And while the Army and Marines were always hungry for bright young tankers, you're pretty sure you've never heard of foreign militaries recruiting out of America. "She's had nothing but praise for you, and I'm sure you are proud to have such a skilled gunner among your crew.""Very proud, Ma'am. But I don't believe I caught your name..." You say casually, trying not to give up how off-guard this situation has you."Oh, how rude of me. I am Captain Ami Chono of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces." She offers her hand to be shook and you accept, introducing yourself in turn. "You command quite the powerful and relatively rare machine..." She continues."It's a family heirloom." You say flatly. "Captain Chono, I'm quite aware of my gunner's skill..." You add just a bit of emphasis on the 'my'... "...but I wasn't aware that the Japanese were recruiting foreign nationals, especially high schoolers." For a moment the woman seems taken aback, studying you intently before releasing a hardy laugh. "I'm afraid you misunderstand, young man. I was hoping to purchase your tank.">Wat.>No.>HELL NO.
>>24214068>>Wat.>>No.>>HELL NO.in that order.
>>24214068>>Wat.>>No.>>HELL NOI don't think so, Tim.
>HELL NO."Family heirloom. You wouldn't sell your ancient Japanese sword, would you?"
>>24214068[x] All of the above
>>24214068>No.>HELL NO.Haha this bitch thinks she's getting our tank.
>>24214068"How much are you offering?"
>>24214068...is this really the best you could think of to get us over to Japan, OP?I mean, how old are we, anyways?And how are you going to get over the language barrier?
>>24214421>assuming we're going to JapanCould just be a cameo, dude.
>>24214421Um... Yes? Though maybe you could try to convince the rest of the thread that they should refuse the call and stay in America. Would probably save a lot of drama from the eventual waifuwars that always pop up in these things.
>>24214491Don't worry about him, it's a good hook, and it's an anime, so everyone speaks the same language anyway, unless they don't.More Girls! More tanks!
>>24214421>And how are you going to get over the language barrier?Well, just about everybody in Japan learns English in school these days. For a certain value of "learns" anyway. Suffice to say I expect horribly broken Engrish from our classmates.
>>24214491>waifuwars>implying MC isn't gayer than a three dollar bill
>>24214574If that was the case, I predict a drop in readers in the future.
>>24214683>Implying the waifu audience is even worth the bullshit they bring
>>24214683Dude, we're a tank commander in the GuPverse.We're either gay or just perceived as such.It's like a guy taking ballet in our world.Doesn't matter how fucking ripped he is (and yes, guys who do ballet, and are good at it, fucking ripped), everyone's gonna think he's gay as hell.
>>24214710that's assuming the OP keeps the retarded logic that supports that. There's no real way to girly up tank combat no matter what one names it.Tanks are not gracefulTanks are not artfulTanks are brutish machines using barely channeled raw force.
>>24214755>not finding beauty in no-frills designYou probably think Kalashnikovs are ugly too, don't you?
You take a good five seconds to mentally compose yourself and, through force of will, prevent yourself from telling this Ami Chono off with every colorful word you've ever heard your grandfather say. "Ma'am, allow me to be blunt. Black Jack got my grandfather over there through Korea. If not for that tank I likely wouldn't be standing here talking to you. So believe me when I say you'd crash your little island's economy before you scraped together enough yen to put my tank on display in whatever little war museum you've got over there."As your tirade comes to an end, you notice that she's still looking at you with that intent, piercing stare, but then it's gone again. "Oh, I assure you that Black Jack would be put to far better use than a museum piece." The light finally comes on in the back of your skull. There only a few places where tank-based sports were still popular, and Japan was one of them, though for some reason it had evolved into a largely feminine activity in their culture."Point still stands. I ain't letting you take Black Jack and put a bunch of schoolgirls in him, just so you can show some other school you've got the bigger gun. No deal. I'm keeping Black Jack and there isn't any amount of money you can bring to the table to change that."She looks at you for a few seconds longer before frowning. "I see. Would you excuse me for just a moment?" She walks away and pulls out a cellphone."I don't think you had to shut her down that hard." She tells as you start walking back to the table.You let your anger slip. "Black Jack's practically a member of my family, Rose. We abandoned him once, I ain't doing that again.""It's a lot of money though! How much does our school spend keeping that machine moving and shooting. Five hundred dollars for a tank of gas. A hundred and fifty dollars per round fired. Sure the government helps out but for what?"You sit down angrily. "Because... Because it's my family's tank and I say we're not selling him."
>>24215022Damn right we're not.
>>24215022"Rose, I will start selling my ass before I seriously consider selling Blackjack."
>>24215164This.So much this.See if we can get her to react.
>>24212049HE DID NOT WRITE THE FUCKING BOOK.IT WAS A BRIT WHO WROTE THE DAMN BOOK.THE SAME DAMN BRIT WHO GAVE AMERICA SWIMMING TANKS FOR D-DAY.MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PERCY HOBART. HEINZ FUCKING GUDERIAN WAS HIS NUMBER ONE FANBOY.
I don't think this is a voting point yet.
>>24215198>GAVE AMERICA SWIMMING TANKSAnd that worked out well, didn't it?Fuck yeah imperial system!
>>242152823 of the 4 landing beaches got their tanks. A 75% success rate is still a smashing success.And let's see what Hobart has under his hat, eh?THE FORMATION OF THE DESERT RATS.FLAMETHROWER TANKS.ARMORED ENGINEERING VEHICLES.HAVE I MENTIONED THE MOTHERFUCKING FLAMETHROWER TANK?
Have you guys read the stuff on the early days of senshado? What with Monte Carlo tank rally and etc.?
"Listen to yourself, would you? The kind of money you could get for our tank would put every one of us through college with plenty left over. Not to mention not having to have half the town blowing money to sponsor us." You look over at the Chono, talking into her phone and catch her eye. You drill into her skull with every ounce of steel that you can muster and she glances away, asking something before turning away again.You take a breath and cool yourself down. "Rose, you're a hell of a gunner and probably the one person I'd trust on something like this, but believe me when I say I would be selling my ass before I sold 'Jack. It isn't even up for discussion and I would appreciate it if you kept this entire thing about selling him between us." She knows you well enough to see that you aren't going to budge on the issue and deflates."You know she wanted to recruit me too?" Rose tells you. "Said I was one of the best she's seen. That I already knew that gun better than anyone.""Figured as much. Though I figured it was for some military academy- for what it's worth I don't think you'd look right in a Sailor Moon get-up." You smile wryly."...I will hurt you.""Though I don't think Rich'd mind. He'd probably sell Black Jack just for the pictures.""Seriously, I'm going to start hitting you and I'm just not sure if I'm gonna stop." Before you have a chance to see just how far you can push the issue without having actual violence visited upon you, you notice Chono giving a final nod and closing her phone before walking towards your table.>Glare.>Ignore.>Yell.>Listen.
>>24215500>>Listen.Perhaps she will offer to take 'Jack AND us.
>>24215500>ListenWe can always say no. Jack *is* ours, after all.
I've never watched Girls und Panzer, so I'm not clear on the rules for the tank tournaments. Are they only allowed to use WW2 and earlier models?
>>24215500Give her the Death Glare(tm) but listen.By the way, I officially dub the MC "Daniel".>>24215569Well, in Japan at least, High School league is WWII (including prototypes and tanks that were on the drawing board by VE Day but never built), College is Cold War, and Professional level is modern MBTs.
>Listen.Selling the tank is a no go, however buying the MC's services however....
>>24215594So we're a guy now?
>>24215198>Sir Percy Hobart>not J.F.C. Fuller
>>24215664Well, Amy called us "young man", and earlier in the thread there was discussion of us being and/or being perceived as gay. Plus, we're an American teenager, going to Japan, to study a martial art. Thus, Daniel.
>>24215594College must be shitloads of T54/55s then, as the most produced tank in the history of tanks.
>>24215717>>24215594By that metric, an asshole team could spam T-54s, since they were on the drawing board by VE Day. Or at the very least T-44s.
>>24215670Don't get too spergy about this.It's true, JFC Fuller and Liddell Hart did write the book, but it was Hobart who acted on them.Liddell Hart was also a good friend of his.But it was Hobart who put a flamethrower on a tank. And that surpasses everything.
>>24215735VE Day was mostly a guess on my part. Mainly because Black Forest brings a fucking MAUS to the finals, and that shit only had one-and-a-half prototypes built, neither of which could they get up and running.
>>24215741>Lumbering armored steel bunker on treads>lets put the shortest range weapon we can field on itflamethrowers have their place, but unless your breaching a fortified line solely against infantry in hardened positions they shouldn't be on a tank
>>24215761>breaching a fortified line solely against infantry in hardened positionsThat's EXACTLY what the Sherman Crocodile was used for, bro.
>>24215756they built 2 running versions, 1 prototype the other a production run, they have 9 hulls built and ready and 12 turrets ready, they were mainly waiting for more of the newer engines, that they put in the second, to be made
>>24215715I missed the young man part I guess. And I'm fine with Daniel. But we can't look as derpy as he does.
>>24215761Dude covering a tank in napalm is a great way to kill it. At the very least you'll choke out the crew, and you will probably cook off the ammo.
>>24215773Also, at least back then, fire killed tanks dead.Molotov cocktails were invented as an anti-tank weapon. Light it on fire and cook the crew inside like Jiffy-Pop.
>>24215773which is why it was successful, but we are not fighting fortifications, we are fighting tanks, having a flamethrower on a tank in tank-on-tank combat is a HUGE liability, nuisance and waste of space/resources
>>24215500[ ] Glare[ ] Listen[NOT SERIOUS] Sell your butt
>>24215789if we manage to device a flamethrower that works at 900+ metres, then it could work for us, but it cant, so it won't
>>24215802>>24215819Guys. Nobody said we should put one on Black Jack. Just that putting them on Shermans to kill fortified infantry positions was brilliant.
>>24215802WatIs thisI don't evenI said Hobart invented the flamethrower tank. And that he was awesome for invented it. I never said that it should be used in motherfucking Panzerkraft.
>>24215788Dude. If we're doin' the Karate Kid reference, we gotta go whole hog with it.
>>24215852no doing that is just fucking retarded and you're a goddamn retard for suggesting it. I've seen stories that went "whole hog" with a name reference and the results were NOT pretty.
>>24215735They may have had an actual prototype by then, so yes, if they allow prototype tanks in late WW2 the only viable option in High-School league would be to spam nothing but T54s, what with it being able to outclass most anything in the same era and common enough to procure in large numbers.
>>24215851>And that he was awesome for invented it.that he was, but using that as a large part of your argument for why he should be considered as the guy who invented successful tank warfare doctrine is not the greatest of plans considering tanks do many other things much better and more important.my point is that comparing the invention of flamethrower tanks to the invention and correct application of maneuver warfare and combined arms strategies is not all that brilliant
>>24215852No, we are not being that derpy. No no no.Besides we haven't acted retarded enough to pull it off anyway.
>>24215879there were actual production built T-54a's built in '44, but using merely their age of production as an excuse to use them is stupidly unsportsmanlike
>>24215500seeing as things have gone on a bit of a tangent ima go ahead and get back on topic>Listen.but be prepared to>Glare.
>>24215852I thought it was pretty funny.
>>24215958funny yes, a good idea? fuck no
As Chono returns you force yourself to keep your temper down, but that doesn't stop you from giving her a good hard glare. "Can I help you?" You say with an edge so sharp it could cut leather."I believe I might have underestimated the..." She stops and searches for a word. "...the bond you share with your machine. Allow me to apologize if I offended you with my offer. I did not know that it meant that much to your family." She bows her head with her apology. "May I have a seat with you?"You look at her for a second, and decide to give her a chance. "Go ahead," you respond politely."You might be aware that I originally came here not just to acquire your Pershing, but to recruit your gunner. I am here representing Ooarai High School's Senshado program. As I said, I came here to recruit your gunner, but she refused to leave the rest of her crew, and since she will not leave your crew, and you will not leave the Pershing, I believe that it would be best to invite your gunner, yourself and the rest of your crew to attent Ooarai High School." Her speech finished, she sits and waits for your response.You open your mouth.You close your mouth.You think of something to say and then lose it."I can assure you that this would be a very rare and unique experience." She continues after it's obvious that you aren't capable of rational speech. "It is not often that foreigners are recruited for Japanese Senshado, but I believe that your crew would be of great use to the school, and you would have the opportunity to train with and compete against some of the best in the world."You blink at her and Patrick sits down next to you with a corndog that seems to have been made by coating a full-length kielbasa in beer batter. He looks at you, Rose and Chono. "What'd I miss?"
>>24215966Sorry you can't be interested in a quest without self-inserting.
>>24215995As the guy who originally made the first post, I was pretty much just joking. It was not a serious suggestion, and was not meant to be taken as such.
>>24215985>Leave Best Country for JapanWatno
>>24215985"We just got invited to attend an all girls school in Japan."
>>24215995its not self inserting to desire an original character with their own identity is it?
>>24215985"So wait. This school, it has other male students, right? Us guys aren't gonna have to be beating off lonely high school girls with a stick? Also, I know like three words of Japanese, and I learned them from the Karate Kid so they probably don't mean what I think they mean."
>>24215985as long as the tank is still ours and the crew stays together, lets accept
>>24215985So, how much do you like Japanese girls, Patrick?Because we're going to Japan.
>>24216013Translation: "Shit nigga get yo things!"
Next time on Girls und Panzer Quest:-Patrick gets to stand under a tank.-MC gets seasick-Rose gets popular.Guys und Pershing Quest will resume with more Girls and more Panzers on Monday and 17:00PST.
>>24216045No, we learned our Japanese from Duel Masters. Quit being such a senpai.
>>24216090looking forward to it OP
>>24216045>>24216096>implying we didn't learn Japanese from Patrick's particularly deranged collection of multinational porn
>>24216113"So from what I've gathered in my studies I've concluded that if a Japanese chick really likes you they call you 'onii-chan'.""Onii-chan?""Yeah, they moan that shit all the time when the dude's... uh... I saw it in a Japanese cartoon."
So, /tg/, who shall we aim for?Erwin?Yukari?Mako?Let the waifuwars commence!
>>24216203We want Saki.
>>24216203too soon to tell; depends on how he writes them or which group we end up teaming with.
>>24216203All of them.
>>24216214That's not how you spell Suzuki.
>>24216245No. No harem. We are not Juraian royalty.
>>24211302No. The dream cut when the dramatic exit through the gates.
>>24216245Can we, you know, not be annoying Harem Jackasses?
>>24216245No. Look where that shit got you, you dumbfuck horndog! You should have stuck to the meek rich girl with large tracts of land who was willing to be wholly devoted to you.
>>24216266>SuzukiThe delicious brown mechanic girl?
>>24216203>implying we'll be able to get any girls at allThey're all in lesbians with each other, it's going to be entertaining watching us fail at every step.
>>24216045Wait, Ooarai's getting a Pershing? If anything, I woulda thought we'd be going to Saunders. Because, well, FREEDOM.On the other hand, with a *boy* tanker now joining Ooarai, a certain someone might not be soon be boyfriendless soon...
>>24216334Seeing as how little actual Yuri crap was in GuP I declare you wrong.
>>24216334This ain't Strike Witches, bro. The only /u/ subtext is Yukari towards Miho and that's more because Yukari is panzersexual and Miho is like a goddess to her.
What the hell is it with people and calling things without actually having them appear?I'm waiting and seeing how they actually are instead of blindly making myself look like a dumbass.Odds are it'll be some redhaired tsundere or whatever girl throws themselves at anon first. Just ask Minna and Katya.>>24216360That and i doubt there'll be much subtext remaining in this if any considering the author is a SWQ fan.
>>24216286>>24216296>>24216310All of them. At the same time. And individually. With our 90mm. I will not settle for less.>>24216334And we will unlesbian them. That is one of my many interests.
>>24216340The question is, which of our crewmates shall we feed to the manhungry beast?Because WE are saving ourselves for Yukari.
>>24216374>redheadbecause they are best headbut seriously yea, I wish people would stop shitting up the thread with all the preemptive waifu'ing we have no idea what things are like, who we will meet, what they will be like, who knows, they could all have been killed by one of the various tentacled monsters that plague downtown Tokyo at lunchtime
>>24216389GuP doesn't HAVE any tsunderes. The resident redhead is a nice girl, if more than a little boy crazy.
>>24216389Lies. We want Darjeeling. Besides, sadly our 90mm does not measure up to the Leopard 2's 120mm.
>>24216417Should link to >>24216374
>>24216419>Leopard 2's 120mm.>120mmjust wait until we get to college or whatever and turn up in a M1 CATTB
Wait, why *is* a boy on the Senshado team? Did some soccer mom throw a bitchfit over equal rights and opportunities at the last PTA meeting and threaten to sue the school?
>>24216414Honestly there's various appealing options but only the next thread will tell who we really get a shot at and who is receptive to our advances.Not to mention what if one of Dan/MC's male crewmates is interested in a girl?That's a lot of things to consider to blindly say "I'll go for ______"
>>24216374fish pls go
>>24216473>Implying awesome Kay wouldn't think having guys was a cool idea
>>24216473Because, at least in this 'verse, it's not just a girls' sport in 'MURRICA!
>>24216474If a crewmate is interested in a girl, then drama ensues. Drama and a tank nattle for the girl's heart. Because if childrens' card games can solve all the world's problems, so can tank battles.
>>24216573No consideration for them? Well in SWQ, Deme had those things preplanned as anon had no interest in blond flat french tsundere or Sakabro.Not sure what he'll do here.
>>24216599What do you mean no consideration?If they can best us in honorable tank combat, they get the girl.
With the addition of a Pershing, Ooarai's lineup is gonna be pretty solid. Already, they haveTeam Anglerfish: PzIV Ausf. IITeam Hippo: StuG IIITeam Turtle: Type 38 (t)Team Rabbit: M3 LeeTeam Anteater: Type 3 Chi-NuTeam Leopon: Porsche TigerTeam Duck: Char B1Combined with Miho's TACTICAL GENIUS, Ooarai is gonna one tough team to beat.Also, just what animal will our team take? Team Eagle? Team Possum? Team Moose?
>>24216633what I mean it sounds like you're so intent on a particular girl that you'd disrupt whatever ongoing things to get her. It would be like Young going after Perrine or Mio in SWQ knowing other guys were romancing them.
>>24216730>EagleFUCK YEAH AMERICA!
>>24216730>Team EagleMURIKAseriously, anything else is heresy
>>24216730Eagle.Obviously.We're Ooarai's number one source of FREEDOM!
>>24216730Considering Amy Chono's running around buying new tanks, it wouldn't surprise me if they had more new shit than just us and Jack.
>>24216730We should fuck with them. Name our team something that ain't an animal.I dunno, team Turner Joy?Enola Gay?Team Lightning?Team Canned Heat?
>>24216730Type 38 is now Hetzer. You should fix that. Also, we should get Jagdpantherchan for Ooarai.
>>24216782Speculation on new tanks they might have time?
>>24216806Doesn't like EagleTreasonous Terrorist scum!
Guys wait.Team Turkey.The Wild Turkey is found only in North America, primarily in the United States.
>>24216829The Lee might be gone, as with the, um...well, I think the Lee should definitely be gone by this time. Maybe the Chi-Nu? What other 6-crew tanks besides the Lee were available during WW2?>>24216808Noted. Here's the updated roster:Team Anglerfish: PzIV Ausf. IITeam Hippo: StuG IIITeam Turtle: HetzerTeam Rabbit: M3 LeeTeam Anteater: Type 3 Chi-NuTeam Leopon: Porsche TigerTeam Duck: Char B1And, with our addition:Team Eagle (which is apparently the most popular name): M26 PershingWith an 8-tank team, I think we're rivaling the numbers of St. Gloriana, if not Saunders, with lots of firepower to boot. This only makes me wonder what the other teams will have. What are the chances of Pravda now having IS3's, or Saunders using Easy 8 or Jumbo Shermans?
>>24216730Team Sandworm.The match that got us scouted was in the desert, and nobody fucks with Shai-Hulud.
>>24216904>Saunders using Easy 8 or Jumbo Shermans?What about a Pershing vs. Pershing battle?
>>24216919Black Jack vs. FREEDOM Prime
>>24216949>yfw Kay, Arisa, and Naomi find that thing in the middle of a field on top of their carrier
>>24216904Why would they use Easy Eights when they have Fireflys?The only reason the US went with the Easy Eight historically was because using a British-built gun would have been a logistical nightmare.
>>24216919>Pershing vs. Pershing battleYet another reason to have a loudspeaker bolted to Blackjack's hull.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wiskH1UE4c
>>24216904Also, just realized that Team Duck and Team Mallard are separate from each other, with Team Mallard using the Char B1, and Team Duck using the Type 89B.Instead of 8 tanks, that brings the potential roster number up to 9. Still quite the versatile lineup, still able to toss out a lot of steel, still one of the crazier teams, what with the Student Council's shootiness--or lack thereof, depending on who is playing gunner and who is playing loader--and Team Duck's GUTS.
>>24217052We should get team Duck a tank with a gun that could actually kill something...
>>24217061Something quick and powerful...What about a Hellcat?
>>24217090Sounds pretty good to me.
>>24217029I want to play Highway to the Danger Zone.MC: You can be my radioman any time.Patrick: Bullshit. You can be mine.And then the sexy beach volleyball and cute nicknames.
>>24217149>sexy beach volleyballSaori's head would explode.
>>24217029>>24217149>not playing Panzer BattalionIt's like you DON'T want to free the shit out of our enemies.
>>24216899We're trying to represent for MURRICA here--well, try to represent more than Saunders already does, anyway. Turkeys, as great as they are, just aren't as majestic or recognizable as a crying bald eagle when emblazoned on the side of a tank's turret. That all being said, I do think that the turkey would make a good second choice, with maybe the possum in third.
>>24217194>not wanting to go with the bird of choice of Ben Franklin, the biggest pimp in all 13 colonies
>>24217194Here's a real life description of the M3.
>>24217090No open top vehicles!
>>24217254Why not?You got a problem with wind in your hair?
>>24217254Fuck you dad!I do what I want!
>>24217260It's a safety precaution outlined in the Senshado rules--don't want the kids getting squished if the tanks are flipped over.
>>24217260>>24217274Sorry against the rules IIRC. Although it doesn't seemed to be mentioned now that I look at it other than that crew compartments must be covered by armor.If you want to ignore that go ahead.
>>24217300>>24217311>>24217254Well how about we give them a Wolverine then? Its got a closed top.
>>24217090Oh god. Could you imagine the insane drivng Shinobu could pull of in that thing?Girl already drives their I-Go at maximum road speed WHILE OFFROAD, somehow without throwing a track. Now give her something that fast. . .No. No words. Poetry. They should have sent a poet.
>>24217260>>24217274Senshado League safety regulations, anon. All tanks must have MAGIC CREW-COMPARTMENT PLOT-ARMOUR to prevent casualties. (At least until DRAMA requires casualties, that is.)
>>24215985IT BEGINS"Sure, why not."
>>24217383>hair resembling fox earsDamn! I never realized the connection.