Afternoon everyone!Another rainy day in the PNW. I shouldn't be surprised anymore. Let's run some tanks.Archive here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=TW89==A cannon shot has you sitting bolt upright in your bed. You're covered with sweat, though that could be because you didn't set your AC the night before and your room feels like a broiler. Dragging yourself out of bed, you damn near trip and kill yourself over both your boots and your new Saber. Drawing your curtains back, you immediately hiss and slam them shut again. The sun, having attempted to burn a hole directly through your face, is mid-rise, which would explain why your room is so hot. You shuffle over to the thermostat on the wall-mounted AC unit and crank it to “sub-arctic”. After making sure it kicks on and is producing, you flop back into bed. Fifteen seconds later, another roar of thunder makes you pry your eyelids back open. It came from the kitchenette of your suite. You crawl back out of bed.Opening your door, you're welcomed by Nicky, Mega, and Anderson frozen turkey bowling at empty beer bottles. The crashes either come from bottles detonating, or their chosen 'ball' slamming into a cabinet. You're just in time to watch Anderson wind up and hurl the butterball down the 'lane', denoted by duct tape on the tiles, and slam into the bottles. Three or four of them shatter instantly, and the others rocket off in many different directions.“SSSSSSSSSTRIIIIIIIIKEEEE! HOYEAAAAAA, GET SOME ARMOR, FUCKIN' INFANTRY ALL DAY! WOOOOO!” He shouts, slamming his thumbs into his chest before taking a pull at an open beer bottle. Mega, muttering something under his breath, uses a pushbroom to sweep up the glass shards into a mountainous pile and starts collecting the errant survivors. Nicky retrieves the turkey, spinning his arm around to loosen up his shoulder.1/2
>>243425132/2“Yeah, I got one for you, sir.” He stands at the end of the 'lane' on the balls of his feet, holding the bird in front of his face. Dropping to his heels and taking two powerful strides across the room, he pitches the bird at an alarming rate at the floor, where it bounces, spins, then tumbles into the bottles. Most of them are crushed and spin away from the turkey, though one gets airborne and slams into the window, shattering and leaving the remnants to trickle down the glass.“WOOOOOOOO! MOTHERFUCKIN' ARMOR! STRAIGHT OUTTA GODDAMN MINNEAPOLIS!” He shouts in victory. He turns, grinning, and then locks eyes with you.“Oh...fuck.” “OH LAWDS IS DAT SUM TURKEY BOWLAN!?” “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.” “I expected better outta you boys.” “YOU'D BETTER BE FUCKING JOKING RIGHT NOW.” other
>>24342525> “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”
>>24342525>[x] “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”We are in no mood to deal with this shit.
>[x] “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”
>>24342525> other"One day of peaceful sleep is all I asked for, and this is what I receive. Just...just get this shit cleaned up."
 “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”Too early in the morning for shit.
>>24342525[x] “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”"Every single last one of you gets to help the techies change the oil on the tanks."
>>24342525[x] other"Really? right outside your co's room? You had to have had better locations for this kind of thing. I mean i can't even pretend not to notice this.
>>24342759I like this
>>24342525>[x] “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”
> “Y'know...I...I just....Whatever. Clean up.”You pinch the bridge of your nose. It was far, far too early for this garbage.“You know what? I just....I just lack words. Clean up after yourselves. In fact, clean and sober up right now anyway. We gotta go check out our new wheels.” You say, sighing at the end. You turn back into your room, heading directly into your room's latrine before anyone can respond.After taking a hot shower for once, and hacking back the foliage growing outside of your face, you set into a freshly starched set of BDUs. The lack of decent meals, you notice, has taken it's toll. Where the uniform used to be well filled across the arms, shoulders, and chest, it now hung freely. If you ever manage to get a stable billet, you think to yourself, you'll have to get a decent set of weights there too. Can't run a ball if Joe Schmoe can tackle you off the snap!Back in the main room, which has been cleaned immaculately, Lieutenant Anderson sits with a fresh pot of coffee. His uniform, not quite anything you've ever seen before, is also cleanly pressed. Even his beret, tucked cleanly into his epaulette, seems to be in perfect condition.“Care for a cuppa, sir?” “No time, LT. We gotta roll. Where are Mega and Nicky?” “Fuck it, sure.” other
>>24343508>[x] “No time, LT. We gotta roll. Where are Mega and Nicky?”Lets get rollin.
>>24343508>[x] “Fuck it, sure.”
>>24343508> otherdrink ya coffee on the move (thats how i personally roll)
[x] “Fuck it, sure.”Why not? Sometimes for a busy day you need some of that elixir of life in some form.
>>24343508>drink the coffee while on the move
>>24343508> “Fuck it, sure.”Sure. Why not.
>>24343508>[x] “No time, LT. We gotta roll. Where are Mega and Nicky?”
>>24343508>[x] “Fuck it, sure.”It is by caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning. It is by caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion.
>>24343842I see what you did there, pretty clever (and rather true)Bravo.
> “Fuck it, sure.”You shrug.“I don't see Nicky or Mega around. Looks like we've got a minute.”Anderson nods, pouring the dark liquid into a clean white mug. He slides it to you across the breakfast bar, before pouring himself a cup. “Cream, sugar sir?”“Twos.” Growing up, though he had been a tough man, your father always spoiled your brothers and you on camping trips with 'sweet coffee', which is more sugar with a little bit of coffee added. You never really outgrew it, though you're now down to two sugarcubes instead of the whole bag.“They're downstairs, in the lobby, by the way. Waiting for the ride out, and that gunner of yours is, and I quote, 'just chasin' some city tail, no harm in that is there LT?'” He gets Nicky's accent spot on.“Heh. Not surprised.”“Hey, sir? Did you hear anything about Sargeant Rockfield?” he asks, pushing the pot back into the coffee maker.You shake your head. “Nah, got the run around from the hospital. Got punched into the neurology shop, they said she's in the OR and to try to get into contact with them today. Gonna do that as soon as I get a minute, after we check out our new horses.”He scoffs. “You mean your new horses.”“Shit LT, I reckon ya'll would've been excited to hear that we're getting new 'vettes.”“once again, you mean your new 'vettes. I don't think we're getting any new gear today, and if we are, we're gonna need some time to train on it. Shall we?” He says, slamming the last of his joe down.Downstairs, most of the company is formed up in the lobby, trying hard to stay out of trouble. A mess of rowdy enlisted folk and a few witches with zero officer supervision does not generally mean good things for an establishment or it's bar, though this early in the day you figure that it's safe. Being that it's locked up, you're absolutely right.1/2
>>243440712/2Your transport arrives, Nicky having called the proving grounds for them from the front desk phone. You can't help but think that it's irresponsible for the army to put you up so far from the post with no way back to the post, but oh well. Someone had said that this counts as your leave too, right?The ride on the big deuce and a half, cut short by a police escort just outside of Baltimore’s city limits, is full of the company ribbing one another and making jokes. Nobody's really sure about the new equipment, nor are they of your next posting...but that's not until you've trained on this new vehicle. You hope.Once past the gates and the MP's, you dismount in a grassy field with rolling dirt hills in the distance. Nearer to you, however, a GP medium tent is set up just outside of four canvas-covered vehicles. You don't know which to prod at first, knowing that peeking at Christmas presents is generally a no-no. “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.” “Well, shall we?” other
[x] “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”
>>24344081> “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”
>>24344071>[x] “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”Lets find out what's going on first.
>>24344081>[x] “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”
>>24344081>[x] “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”The tent is a sentient being? Fucking Cool.
>>24344081 “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”
> “Ya'll behave. Anderson and I are gonna go check in with....the tent, I guess.”You get the troops in a loose formation, leaving sergeants Warner and Meany in charge. “Alright, now you boys and girls behave. We got some people to talk to, I think.”You tap Anderson on the shoulder and point to the tent flap. Stepping inside, you're met with a few familiar faces from France, Doctor Light being one of them.“Ah! Captain! Lieutenant! I'm glad to see you. I must say, you missed out an exquisite dinner the other night.” He says with a smile.“Aw, hell doc. We had a pretty good one ourselves, sir.” Anderson replies with a grin. You're pretty sure the look you give him could kill a weaker man.Doctor Light chortles, shaking the both of your hands. “The captain seems to disagree!”You wave it away. “Ah, it was all good, doc. So, I guess today is the day we see why we were pulled out of combat?” You cut straight to business.“Ah! Yes! The Achilles and the Myrmidon! Working names, of course. I doubt whoever it is that cooks up the actual names for these things wouldn't allow them to be named after ancient Greek warriors. There are, however, a few things you must know beforehand, gentlemen. First is that these are both prototype vehicles and we can't guarantee that you'll have them forever. Sooner or later, the ride will have to end.” You both nod your acknowledgment. “The second, and I'm sure that you both are well used to hearing this by this point, is that everything you are about to see is highly classified. So much so that this area has a security cordon stopping just about everyone but us and General Lindsay from being here. Needless to say, to quote the general himself, you are to “keep your lip zipped!”'1/2
>>24344964He's right, both you and Anderson are well used to hearing that by this point in the war. Almost every operation you had in Germany was the same way, as was working under General Garrison. The good doctor turns, and presents a thermos to you both. “More of Emily's cocoa. If for no other reason than to allow me to talk.” He says, smiling. You pour yourself a Styrofoam cup full, before handing the container to Anderson, who drinks it straight out of the chromed thermos.From behind him, a lab technician hands Light a clipboard. “Bah!” he exclaims, throwing his hands into the air. “Nothing can ever get done correctly! Tell them that this has to be installed and calibrated as soon as possible!” He shouts to the busily retreating tech before signing at the bottom.“Anyhow, I suppose you have many questions, but you get a choice. I may either present you with the classified data on the Achillies gun, or you may see it for yourself. I believe the test pilots have it all warmed up for you.” “I don't like surprises, doc. Better hand me the paper.” “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.” other.
>>24344980>[x] “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”
>>24344980> “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”
>>24344980> “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”SURPRISE, NICK
 “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”
>>24344980[x] “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”
>>24344964>Sooner or later, the ride will have to endAnd here I thought I would have to get off my ass and draw a new tank instead of copy/pasting the Abrams over and over.>>24344980>[x] “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”Reading what things are capable of on paper is boring. Seeing this thing level a mountain will be more cool.
>>24344980> “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”I hope one of them looks like a mammoth tank that would be fun to use
>>24345036>>24345048===oh, you will.I can't draw for shit, and so far you're my only drawfag.
>>24345040a tank that can act as a SAM would be a godsend if we run in to anything flying
>>24344980>[x] “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”This gonna be good.
>>24344980> “I don't like surprises, doc. Better hand me the paper.”
I bet it's a railgun isn't it. This is gonna be awesome.
>>24344980[x] “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”ME WANT BIG BOOM
>>24345065Well.Damn it.This better be the most beautiful descriptive text ever or I'm just going to draw an Abrams with a square gun.That's pink.
Do want. “I don't like surprises, doc. Better hand me the paper.”
>>24345140I think we will need one to damage the monster tanks we ran in to. We need to destroy them with FREEDOM!
>>24345151====It's cool.I like pink.
>>24344980[X] “I don't like surprises, doc. Better hand me the paper.”Let's not break anything before we get to actual field testing.
The Black Eagles were armed with coilguns, weren't they? I bet these experimental ones are armed with them.It's that, or they unfucked the MBT-70.
>>24345318yep they used coilguns and had magic shit in em to make shields like our bro's fighter
>>24345318shillelaghs when, moose
>>24345359==NEVER ARTY GET OUT.
>>24345318Railguns, motherfucker. Coilguns are for dirty Commies.
>>24345381Forgot my pic.
>>24344980> "I don't like surprises, doc. Better hand me the paper."
>>24345374arty does what arty pleases
>>24345387mammoths had those also and they raped everything!
>>24345414MARTY DOES WHAT?
>>24345374Tell me we're wearing the sabre, m0use.It's an all day everyday thing now. It needs to be,
Did the Martian War happen in the '89 spinoff?If so, why didn't the nations involved loot the hell out of the Martian laser and antigravity tech?
>>24345529russian had a looted martian dreads in alaska guarding this
>>24345529yeah, this all takes place after that war. Apparently martian tech and humies don't mix well.
>>24345381>Communists>anything bu BIGGER CONVENTIONAL GUNS>Preferably guns that can shoot nukeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2A3_Kondensator_2P
>>24345529Martian science is like native Americans trying to loot modern car tech most likely hard and taking time.
>>24345562I need to stop drinking so much
>>24345529Because reverse engineering is not easy.China has been trying to domestically produce reliable jet engines able to compete with their foreign counterparts for thirty years now, and they still aren't quite there. And that's just a jet engine.
>>24345577Well, to be honest, the Soviets copied that from Atomic Annie.
(they caught the other bomber!)>>24344980[x] “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”
>>24345632>China will grow larger!
> “Oh god, I wanna see Nicky's face when this happens.”You set your cup down. “I must be outside when you do this. I must see my gunner's face.”Doctor Light gets a chuckle and waves you outside. There, a few techs and even fewer tankers are mulling about, just out of reach of your company. You can easily see the divide. Though, your company's witches aren't in jumpsuits with headsets on. The other two, wearing what you assume to be the emblem of the Achilles project on their shoulders, quietly talk amongst their crew. You cock an eyebrow.“Doc, I'm not seeing any strikers here.” You say, motioning to the other two witches.“And you won't! The more we see combat evolve, the more we realize that strikers are becoming obsolete. Slowly, sure. And in specific applications, they still have very relevant uses. Raids and that sort of thing. However, on the front line, they are beginning to put the individual witch at more risk than needed. So I present this, the XM2A1 Achilles!”He cuts his eyes to a few of the techs, who rip the canvas covers off of two of the vehicles. “The pinnacle of armored warfare to this point. No other vehicle has had the potential to achieve what this vehicle can.”1/2
>>24345739god help us if china has those or overlord tanks...
>>243457892/2You level with yourself. It's sort of ugly. Either that, or you're still in love with the Abrams' aesthetic design.The hull looks surprisingly like an Abrams does, boxy in the ass and stepping down into a razor edge in the front. The driver's hatch, however, has been radically redesigned, instead of being just a single manhole cover sized hatch, it's now a horizontal door shape crossing under the gun. The turret, however, is where the real difference occurs. If you had to make the guess, you would think that someone stole the Hellhounds' turret and stuffed it onto the Abrams body. But that wouldn't be a very good guess at all. The similarities are in shape, boxy in the ass and pointed up front, however the guns and hatches are wholly different. Tiny, nickel sized holes adorn the front of the turret around the creases of the proto-plating boxes, which cover the front and rear. Even the 'crap-rack', where you normally store cases of MRE's and the jerry cans full of ass water is covered in them, though it's no longer a rack and now more of a bin. Around the barrel, which is surprisingly short, being only eight or so feet long, sits a protective canvas shroud, lashed down with loose ratchet straps. “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!” “...well, that was moderately anticlimactic. What's with the gun?” other
>>24345800All the ball bearing shoot holes.
>>24345800>[x] “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”S mine time?
>>24345800[x] “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”
>>24345800>[x] “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”
>>24345800> “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”Oh god. What the fuck did they do.
>>24345800> “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”doc's got sum s''plaining to do
>>24345800> "...Well, that was moderately anticlimactic. What's with the gun?"
>>24345800>[x] “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”It's a tank-scale Typhoon Explosive System, isn't it? I asked for this.
Did the good doctor just imply witches will be part of this tank's crew?>>24345800>[x] “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”I thought opening holes in our armor was the enemy's job.
>>24345800[X] other- Doc the outside tells me nothing. What sort of insides are we talking about?
>>24345800[X] “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”American Sparkly-tank?? Hell yeah!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGrugADAqoQ
>>24345791We've already beaten the Soviet equivalent, albeit with a healthy serving of AIRSTRIKES.>>24345800>[x] “...well, that was moderately anticlimactic. What's with the gun?”
>>24345922>Did the good doctor just imply witches will be part of this tank's crew?Yep he did.
>>24345922Possibly though he's certainly touting the mindset Ghost and Mouse have of using Witches as boosters to normal stuff instead of standing on their own.Makes me wonder if the ultimate extension of such a mindset would be Witches are only good for powering planes/tanks and pumping out gnome babies. My how [i]progressive/[i]
>>24345939>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGrugADAqoQ [Embed]The holes are a stereo system that blasts this and Metal, when I say metal I mean the music AND Metal Storm metal.
>>24345964Or maybe they want to emphasise teamwork over one lot being better than the other?
>>24345964>Witches are only good for powering planes/tanksFrom heroines to powerplants in mere 50 years. How the mighty have fallen.
>>24345995That isn't true, eat least among the air as while Jets can play down the damage, they still can't match a witch's agility. Not sure about how modern tank strikers compare to tanks.I doubt the witch community agrees with such a mindset as the end result would likely be a marginization of witches for the most part, objectifying them even more.
>>24345990Sadly, Sabaton does not exist yet, so we cannot play the most appropriate of all metal upon our return to the sandbox. Wrong Gulf War, but still...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x88HTu0pFSA
>>24345990>stereo blasting G.I. JOE and metal
>>24346044>Not sure about how modern tank strikers compare to tanks.For the most part, regular T-72s and T-64s fare more than poorly against NATO witches, and we haven't been shot by Bloc witches to see how do we hold up against them.
>>24346063The Reds will shit their pants.
something tells me this is going to blow up big time in there faces like "we don't need guns on our jets anymore"
>>24346086There was that squad of soviet witches we met in the forest.One got mozambique drilled, another pinballed by a tank shell and the last surrendered.
>>24346044Sushi outranges them and Siegel out creepys them.But Light is right, outside of special ops roles, strikers vs. tanks in a straight up fight is bad news for the strikers.
> “Jesus Christ, did someone go at this thing with a hyperactive child? What's with all the holes?!”You look closely at the minute holes in the armor plating.“Uh, doc? The fuck is this garbage?”“Ah! Yes, I can see where the confusion would spawn from. Those, captain, are cameras. You see, as combat evolves, even armored warfare, it becomes less about your ability to fight a prolonged battle and more about the ability to hit the enemy first, hit him harder than he can hit you, and hit him when he isn't looking. And the best part about those is that we haven't taken any of your protective measure. The turret is still bunker, as it was with the Abrams. Plus, from far enough away, nobody can even tell that they're there.“The cameras are all networked together, and the imaging that they give is projected onto the inside of your turret. As commander, you now have full three-hundred-sixty degree view of the battlefield, wholly unimpeded. All relevant combat data, such as range to target, gun targeting data, et cetera, is sent to your HMD in the helmet. Oh, captain. You have so much more reading to do.” He says with a grin.You step around the vehicle, taking in the nuances of it's design. “So you're friggin' telling me that these are cameras, and I'm not gonna be sitting in front of a screen anymore?” You ask, taking a closer look.“Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying! Captain, your helmet is now your screen. Your gunner's reticule is sent to his helmet. Your driver's information, to his. Your loader's current load and rounds remaining, to his. Even your defensive systems crewman's information is sent to her helmet! This leaves us so much more room for armor, the witch integration suite, and the networked combat system!” “Alright, you lost me.” “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.” other
>>24346108Yeah, but none of them shot the Booze Hound or any other Abrams.>>24346100What is? Having less little girls on the front lines is nowhere near as stupid as not having guns on planes.
>>24346152>[x] “...well, you lost me but let's see the fucker shoot.”
>>24346152>COFFIN system>on a tankOh lawdy[x] "...well, let's see the fucker shoot."
>>24346152OMFG COFFIN FOR TANK
>>24346086>we haven't been shot by Bloc witchesRemember the tank group that shat all over ours. Remember, they were manned by witches, maybe that's the new strategy for the reds, get rid of strikers, and just put witches in regular tanks.
>>24346152> “Alright, you lost me.”Wait, are you saying we're sticking witches in these to generate a shield?The girls ain't gonna like this
>>24346152> "Alright, you lost me."Defensive systems crewman?
>>24346152So, it has a hell of a Bark.. Whats its Bite like then?
>>24346152> “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”> SQEE INTERNALLY
>>24346100But it is true that having a bigger focus array lets the Witch project a more powerful shield, which makes a Witch Tank far more likely to survive both conventional tanks and tank Witches.Actually, I think the logical extension is that the Witch Tank is an intermediary stage, until a powerplant and control computers can be miniaturized to the point that a single Witch is, once again, the premier fighter on the battlefield. Ensconced within a 3-meter tall suit of powered armor, with a focusing crystal array to allow it to project shields powerful enough to stop 120mm tank cannons and yet still as agile as a tank Striker.
>>24346192>>24346186==THAT'S WHAT IT'S CALLED, FUCK. I GOOGLED LIKE MAD AND I COULDN'T FIND IT. GODDAMN.
>>24346179>[ ] “...well, you lost me but let's see the fucker shoot.”
>>24346116I take such words with a grain of salt as I get the feeling that striker development was intentionally hindered for this.[x] “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”>>24346199That was witch tanks, not normal tank witches.>>24346216Assuming the male dominated military would let them reclaim that spot.
>>24346218Next time just go on the ace combat wikia and look up the supers or any AC3 planes.
>>24346152>[x] “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”>>24346199But the Witches themselves didn't shoot us, all they did was put up shields.
>>24346152> “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”>COFFIN for a tankI just came.
>>24346152>so much more room for armor, the witch integration suite, and the networked combat system!”>armor, the witch integration suite>witch integration suiteWe're gonna get a witch in each of these tanks, sweet jaysus lawd have mercy, so who do you guys think is going to be bunking in our armor?Also, >[x] “Alright, you lost me.”
>>24346234>Assuming the male dominated military would let them reclaim that spot.Depends. Do you honestly think that Japan won't jump on the chance to be the first to field a teenage Witch girl pilot in a mecha?
>>24346216ehhh true but still this could cause a media shit storm
>>24346152[X] "Well, you lost me but let's see the fucker shoot.">COFFIN system in a TANK!
>>24346216>focusing crystal arrayDon't know about /tg/ Witches, but actual Witches didn't use anything like this.
>>24346152[x] “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”Any chance we can get Patterson or Rockfield as our 'integrated' witch?
>>24346257Crazy sniper imuoto
>>24346152> Even your defensive systems crewman's information is sent to her helmet!Do we have an ordnance guidance officer as well?[x] “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”
>>24346265They already have, they are just waiting for a totally normal girl to fall on the cockpit.She will then be the rival of the cold blooded experienced badass: Jake's sister
>>24346152[X] “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”So since there is a Witch Integration Unit that means we get to have a witch in the tank. Does that mean Sushi is going to sit somewhere in there?
>>24346278One has a brain injury and the other has a serious brain injury.They out of action.
>>24346278This be awesome but both are looking at long recovery times. Whittmann has a better chance at showing up or PL.
>>24346152>[x] “...well, let's see the fucker shoot.”GUNS GUNS GUNS
>>24346296Sushi's specialty is recon, though. It'd be a waste of her abilities to put her in a tank. She's better off with the speed and mobility of a Striker.
>>24346329Whittmann has giant knockers like woah
>>24346257My guess in order of probability, most likely to least likely:1. Sushi2. Siegel (more character development?)3. Rosalez (character development, period)
>>24346278>PattersonOut of combat for 6 months.>RockfieldOut of combat for eternity.
>>24346344sat German breeding
>>24346257You mean which witch will be asked to give up her trade so men can blow things up better?I mean most of these witches have been training in their specialities since their pre-teens and if this becomes big, they'll be asked to put that aside just to help men score more medals/etc.And I have a suspicion that such projects are intentionally getting put ahead of striker research, after all this stuff is the 89 version of the Warlock, something made to replace witches by people who didn't like them.>>24346265They may be the exception to the rule.>>24346275I think it might have been mentioned in SW or SWQ I think.>>24346344she's a german witch, they're prone to being shapely. Still a bitch though, even compared to early SWQ Minna.
>inb4 the integration suite IS rockfield.>Robowitchtank
>>24346371She certainly could do with a few friendly ear rubs before talking to people.
>>24346390You mean an avatar like in Andromeda??
>>24346371Whittmann ain't that bad, just German is all.
>>24346371I'm pretty sure there was nothing of the sort in SW. Don't know about SWQ, as I avoid that like the plague.>she's a german witch, they're prone to being shapelyPic.
>>24346403Her body dies, but she lives on in the steel.
>>24346405Focuses are a pretty big deal in SWQ
>>24346411A Bolo with a Human mind instead of a AI.
>>24346405you are missing out pic very related
>>24346405With some exceptions, but even Erika and her sister have cute handfuls, that's more than certain french and US witches have.And let's see about other witches: Minna's nicely sized, so is Trude, Cupcake's also nicely sized. And then there's Heidi who's able to share the same sentence with Shirley.>>24346390Dragoon/Immortal ala starcraft?
>>24346414They do mention them a good bit but they don't say exactly what they are, I don't think they were crystals at least.
>>24346405>avoid reading SWQ but watches SWCan your taste be any shittier?
>>24346449I wonder were hellcow is now
>>24346450or 40k dreadnaughtEither way I'd rather that not be the case.
>>24346462On a Ranch somewhere that after the war is over Fronk and Katya will live out of the spot light
>>24346449summon the beast!
>>24346488It isn't his fault that your taste is shit.
>>24346404Also better informed than our MC.I mean, she knew his lived when he lost his shit.>>24346404Nah, she's being pretty rude.We're not usually asshats, just more direct.Cutting the crap and talking out problems more readily is not the same thing as being totally insensitive.
>>24346488I have to agree with him but I never seen the show but I love the quest
>>24346536>I KNOW YOUR ON THE BASE ROBIN!!
===fuck shit piss fuck shit.I have to go to work guys, some moron just hurt himself real bad. I'm really really sorry to cut out on you like this.I will continue this thread tomorrow, I promise.
>>24346610Get to it homes, no worries.
>>24346610No worries. RL takes priority.
>>24346610Don't worry, man. Excellent writing so far.
>>24346610>some moron just hurt himself real badOh man. You're EOD right? Like how bad?
>>24346610go save the world, bro
>>24346459SWQ lacks the charm of SW, which was in the adorable and lovable characters. SWQ characters were, well, less quirky with their appealing qualities less emphasized or replaced.
>>24346714...then why are you here? This is set in the same universe, as is '89.
>>24346714Wasn't the MC a dude who could use magic for some weird reason? A male main character is fine, but there might be smarter ways to include him.
>>24346774I'm a different guy, but I wanted to was elaborate on why liking SW but not SWQ is not indicative of "shitty taste".
>>24346784>Didn't read it>Offering critiqueNot to call you names, but stop being a faggot.
>>24346714>comparing a show better known for yurishipping and fanservice with a quest with characterization and character development.That has to be some mightly good weed you're smoking there.>>24346784Male magic in SWQ is basically "doing a normal task really really well" like flying a plane or making Watches. Completely different than female magic (otherworldly feats)
Comrades, please. No need for mudflinging. That is what /a/ is for.
>>24346784Male magic in SWQ means something different. Subtle stuff. They aren't male witches who can summon a familiar or power striker units. Compared to a witch, they have very little actual magical power.
>>24346830>implying your word choice is not loaded as fuckI mean, I could easily say something like: SWQ is bad because it is a piece of shitty wish fulfillment, where as SW itself was a tribute to two things the author loves; WWII and cute girls. But that wouldn't be a fair assessment.
>>24346610>Quest cut short right before we get to the gunWHHHHHHHHYYYYPart of me think you did this on purpose.
>>24346890the SWQ community knows that between the WWII stuff and the girls/yuri/fanservie, the anime favors the latter far more than the former while cramming in a bunch of magical girl tropes
>>24346939Doubt it, this is human stupidity we're talking about here, it always has the worse timing.
>>24346939I imagine a more likely intended cliffhanger would be revealing that we're getting a witch in the tank and that we're getting stuck with Whittman.
>>24346956Dude, you are not helping. Please stop before you make the situation even worse.
>>24346956>the SWQ community knowsIt knows shit. SW is huge for WWII buffs too. Were...were you even there when the show was airing? It was split pretty evenly between people nerding out over WWII call outs and the cute girls. Usually both.
>>24347044SW is huge for pederasts.
>>24347064That's not even the right word for the baseless insult you're trying to make, jackass.
>>24347044No, some dipshit who hates the anime thinks that. Don't lump us all in with him.
>>243470641: No, not really. I found the pantyshots creepy and annoying, but all the references kept me around.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZNWqUJuA42: Pederasts like little BOYS.3: Technically it would be ephebophilia, since the girls are all pubescent or older. Still creepy, but not the kind of creepy you're thinking of.
>>24347108I won't pass judgment on the whole community, then. It's just that kind of pompous attitude is why I prefer to avoid speaking about anything with cute girls here and today I decided to act on my impulses.
>>24347186It's not being a pompous attitude. You went about comparing a Gonzo butchery to SWQ. I would not have this reaction if you referred to the other materials of SW as opposed to the anime.
>>24347044>/a/>good tasteChoose one
>>24347237The anime is the least yuri thing in Strike Witches, man.
>>24347253>/tg/ >good tasteThe same thing can be said for all internet communities.
>>24347293>not "Perhaps the same could be said of all internet communities."Your words are as empty as your soul! /tg/ ill needs a poster such as you!
>>24347253>/tg/>fetish shit everywhere>monster girls>self-aggrandizing bullshit>thinking it is any better than /a/
>>24347375What is /tg/?! A miserable little pile of faggots! But enough talk! Have at you!
>>24347381>Implying we give a fuck.
Now that we're being open about it, I do think these Witch Quests take a lot of charm away from the girls. I mean, the quest is still enjoyable, but the girls feel like a female character from like an American summer action movie or something.
>>24342513>M0use has to leave thread>thread generates into this
>>24353377Why? Thread dead. Go home.
>>24353458because Mouse will be coming back and there is still plenty of room before autosage
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>>24355589Bump for Tonks
Erm... Dumb question, but what's SWQ?I know SW is for Strike Witches, but no clue what the Q stands for...
>>24358237Quest dude the q stands for quest
>>24358237Strike Witches Quest.
>>243580157:00PM eastern bump for TONKS!!!
>>24363686Maybe someone did something stupid again, and Mouse needs to take care of it?
Stop bringing this thread back. It's not on till mouse says so.
Woo, I actually caught a thread. Kinda late, but meh.My question is, shouldn't we question what happen if our APU/SPU or whatever it's called that powers the electronics suite goes out, like in the last battle? No eyes= dead tank. And don't say 'stick head out tank', we remember what happened the last time a tank commander did that.
>>24366005I vote we just call her a WoB.Witch on Board.
>>24366005>question what happen if our APU/SPU or whatever it's called that powers the electronics suite goes out, like in the last battleActually, that's a good point.The Soviets have some kind of EMP tank round; is our tank hardened against that kind of direct EMP attack?
>>24366095Oh wait. You meant our power suite. Okay, yeah, I'm a moron. Still vote we call the Witch powering our shields the WoB though. Certainly flows better than "Defensive Systems Crewman".
I still think this tank is going to backfire somehow
Bumping with futuretank.
>>24368367Those things have such dumb legs.
>>24369735if we see any red tank looking like this...WE RUN THE FUCK AWAY!
So, if we're getting a Version 1.0 COFFIN System in our new wheels, does that mean Fronk and Merlin are gonna get a 2.0 or 3.0 in the foreseeable future?
>>24370433well Fronk is getting a new plane soon, seeing as he practically tore the wyvern to pieces just by flying it so goddamn hard
>>24370433>>24370546For that matter, what WOULD a RIO do in a COFFIN-equipped fighter (2.0 or 3.0) do?
>>24370582be more awesome? iunno
>>24370582I don't even think the technology is available for 2.0. Let alone 3.0.
>>24370546fronk is turning in to god damn amuro ray
>>24370750Seems more like Roy Focker to me.
>>24370750More Like Amore Gay, in that outfit.
>>24361030Oh my God. I made that image ages ago and lost it when my old laptop died.
>>24370824Let's be honest here, Feddie uniforms look goofy. If a Starfleet uniform and "OTR Trucker Chic" fucked in an alleyway, Feddie uniform design sensibilities would be the baby they ditched in a trash can. Zeon uniforms, on the other hand, were bitchin'.
>>24370750so funnels when?
>>24370887I liked the uniforms in unicorn
I do want to see if theres a TX-02 available at China Lake.
>>24371079>T designation plane. >Trainer>3 seater?Wut.
>>24370978funnels would be a good counter to witches
Time for another tank Bump.