"Terrain..." You start, booming your already relatively loud voice over the tarmac. "...Depending how well you are able to use it, be your best friend or your worst enemy." You pace down the assembled Senshado team, hands folded behind your back and your Patton helmet firmly atop your head. "That is why today, Captain Nishizumi is having us play a little game..." You grin evilly.You are the commander of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and you are positively thrilled at Miho's idea for this morning's practice. "...Hide and Seek." You keep grinning, an effect which is having the intended effect of slightly unnerving the rest of the team. "You and your crews will have one-half-hour to disperse your tanks around the ship's terrain."The M3 Lee's commander raises her hand. You point at her. "Can we hide anywhere on or in the ship?" She says enthusiastically, seeming to already have an idea."You may hide anywhere above-deck." You say. "The point of the excercise is not to see how small a corridor you can fit your tank into, but how well you are able to use the battlefield to hide or position your tank." You pause for a moment, allowing Azusa to drop her hand disappointed. "After thirty minutes, myself and my crew will hunt you down using these:" You nod over to the single, ninety-millimeter paint round. "If you get shot, you are dead and out of the game. However, you will all have your own paint rounds and if you are able to score a hit on us will be frozen for ten minutes, allowing you to reposition as you see fit." You look at your watch. "The time is now Oh-Six-Oh-Five. We will continue training until oh-eight-thirty or until Grizzly team has killed you all.">"Let's begin.">"Any more questions?">Do we need to talk to anyone before this?
Also: Fuck nginx. Been trying to post for nearly 20min now.
>>25998760>"Any more questions? If not then let's begin."
>>25998760>>"Any more questions?"
>>25998760>"Any more questions?"
>>25998760>"Any more questions? No? Then, let the games begin."
>"Any more questions?">Do we need to talk to anyone before this?
>"Any more questions?"How hard can we carry?
Did BJ die?
>>25999175you should know how long it is between his updates.... 1 per hour is a good clip for him...but patience, dear anon, is a virtue mostly forgotten in the electronic realm...
>>25999175It's been just more than half an hour. Have some patience.
>>25998760...why did I read all that in the TF2 Soldier's voice?Anyhow.>Any more questions?
You look over the teams. They look excited, scared, eager. Everything you want from someone about to go into (simulated) combat. "So, any questions?" You say, finally, opening up for them to form ideas among themselves.Caesar raises her hand. She has the floor, but waits for you to call on her before asking her question. "Are we allowed to work together?""You mean communicate amongst each other to form complex, multi-tank ambushes that play off each other's individual strengths?" You say in a single breath.Caesar nods. "Yes, Commander!"You stare at her for a second, she looks a bit disappointed. "Caesar if I went the entire hour and a half only to find out you all just went to your seperate little hidey-holes to wait for it all to be over I would be angrily disappointed." You turn and address the rest of the team again. "I encourage you to work together, to work aggressively against Grizzly Team, and to find ways to use the terrain around you to take my tank out. As I have said, this excersize is not about hiding your tank, though that may be part of it- I want you to use the terrain, to hide, to attack, to defend."Noriko raises her hand, but doesn't adhere to the democratic process as closely as Caesar. "What do we get if we win?"You blink. "What do you mean?""Like, if our teams are able to knock your tank out and prevent you from killing us?" She says.You open your mouth to say something along the lines of 'the knowledge of a job well done' but Anzu gets there first. "Any team that scores a hit on Grizzly Team's Pershing will recieve double rations for a week for each successful hit. Any team that survives to the end of the time will recieve double rations for a week." She says loudly.>"Well then, you know what's at stake- let's saddle up!">"Wait, what do we get?">Talk to someone before we start. (Specify)
>>25999648>"Well then, you know what's at stake- let's saddle up!"
>>25999648>"Well then, you know what's at stake- let's saddle up!"Rations?
>>25999648>Well then, you know what's at stake--let's saddle up!Let's do it!
>>25999648"May fortune smile on your tanks, for BlackJacks cannon will not."
>>25999717its a ship
>>25999648>Talk to AnzuI know I keep harping on about it but get her to turn the ship so the streets are parallel to the morning sun. Might as well get them used to interesting weather conditions as well.
>>25999648>"Well then, you know what's at stake- let's saddle up!">ITT: Anzu gives herself extra food again.
>>25999218>...why did I read all that in the TF2 Soldier's voice?Well, we certainly have the helmet for it. Would that mean Rose is The Sniper? We should get her the appropriate hat.
>>25999648>"Wait, what do we get?"
>>25999853and get one of spys hats for RoyBecause everyone forgets he's there
>>25999903I don't think a balaclava would be comfortable inside a tank.
>>25999853>Would that mean Rose is The Sniper?She's certainly got the skills and the attitude for it.
You wait a few moments, seeing if anyone else has anymore questions, but Anzu's declaration of a prize has them all eager and talking amongst themselve. You begin to speak, but have a feeling they're only paying the bare minimum of attention to you. "Right then. May the tanking gods have mercy upon you- because Grizzly Team will not."The girls head to their tanks and, one by one, roll out to find their hiding place and, hopefully, points of ambush. Meanwhile, you get your own crew together, reading your tank for the coming hunt.As you drop into the commander's seat, the rest of your crew is already buckled in. You've still got a few minutes before you need to head out.>"So, Roy, why you up late last night?">"So, Rose, why was Roy up late last night?">"So, Richard, how's things with Saori?">Other
>>26000600>"So, Roy, why you up late last night?"
>>26000600>"So, Roy, why you up late last night?"I bet he was reading up on how to pick up girls.
>>26000600>"So, Rose, why was Roy up late last night?"
>>26000600 All da questions
>>26000600>"So, Roy, why you up late last night?">"So, Rose, why was Roy up late last night?">"So, Richard, how's things with Saori?"
>>26000600So, what do you guys think of the new tank we won from Darjeeling?
>>26000600>"So, Richard, how's things with Saori?"
>>26000681Needs more gun.
>>26000600>"So, Roy, why you up late last night?">"So, Rose, why was Roy up late last night?"Twincest.
>>26000600>"So Rose, any bets on whether this whole crew finds girlfrinds before the month is out?"
>>26000725Its not that bad a gun for something that is focused on Infantry support. 104mm of Penetration at 500m, 94mm at 1km with APC BC ammo. That will do quite well against most opponents. the question is where is Volleyball team getting their extra crewmember? Excelsior is a 5 person tank.
>>26000770The way you worded this includes Rose, inviting injury.>>26000776Knowing how it goes, it'll probably be a new team altogether.
>>26000776The B1Bis and the less-shit nip tank were run with 3-gurl crews in the show, the EXCELSIOR can mange with 4.'Sides the 75mm is functionally the same as the Sherman's 75, which while not optimal, is not strictly bad, either.
>>26000776GUTS.The 38t/Hetzer is a 4man tank and it works fine with 3
>>26000776simple, the Commander doubles as Radio Operator... or the Operator doubles as the Loader...
>>26000837Hell, it might as well have been a 2-man tank before Anzu started gunning.
>>26000827Yeah like I said, with Ballistic Capped AP rounds it actually is not that bad, I mean it can pen a T-34/76 for example on all faces at ranges under a kilometer. not too shabby.
>>26000776Radioman is really just the guy who loads when the normal loader retired to become a farmer anyway.
>>26000906Well in the Excelsior's case I think they can get rid of the Co-driver.
>>26000916But then who would shout directions at the driver from the back seat?
>>26000906>Loader-death killed the Radio Star>Loader Death Killed the Radio Star>Shell through his mind and through his heart>We Can't save-scum we've gone too far>HVAP came and broke his heart
>>26000935The commander. Or miho. Or Russels. Via radio.
"So Roy..." You say, taking advantage of the relative quiet before Richard starts the engines to get some answers. "Why were you up late last night?" You ask innocently."I told you earlier. Homework." He says, clearly a bit annoyed at this point."What kind of homework?" You ask letting him stew for a few more seconds. You're actually enjoying it a bit at this point- Roy has a secret and you're going to weasel it out of him- it's your duty as his friend and commander to know every detail of his personal life and mock him about it mercilessly- He'd do the same for you!"Homework!" he says, exhasperated. "What do you care anyway?""Well, if something..." You pause for a second for dramatic effect. "...or someone, is keeping my loader up late, potentially affecting his performance on the battlefield, I think I should know about it.""...No." Roy says simply. "It was homework, not some imaginary late-night rendevoux." He pauses for a moment. "Dammit, you always do this! I yawn a bit and you think I'm off boning the nearest woman like some bespecticled version of Richard. I was up late last night writing an essay for humanities.">"Rose, who was he talking to last night?">Let it go.>Speculate.
>>26001129>>"Rose, who was he talking to last night?"
>>26001129>"Rose, who was he talking to last night?"
>>26001129>Rose, who was he talking to last night?We must know!
>>26001129>"Rose, who was he talking to last night?"Sorry, but you aren't going to weasel out of it that easily.
>>26001129>>Speculate."Oh yes, I can see it now, up late at night in a cosy room studying someone's "Humanities", If you catch my drift. Sounds fun, Roy."
>>26001129>"Rose, who was he talking to last night?"Have to kill time some way.
>>26001129"Mind giving me a quick synopsis of the essay? I want to make sure that I'm on the right track with it... Don't want to write the wrong essay after misinterpreting the question..."
>>26001129>"Man you mentioned you were talking late with someone when we were checking the Excelsior out. Don't gimme that."
>>26001129>"Rose, who was he talking to last night?"we should have done this from the get go.(pic is what i imagien she looks like, well until some one draws her up offically)
>>26001129>"Rose, who was he talking to last night?
>>26001323This is how I Rose
>>26001414...a rape victim?
>>26001473The outward appearance, not the character.
>>26001414wrong rose. besides, our Rose would never let herself be like that Rose.
>>26001547Says you. What do you mean like that? The clothes, the long hair?
>>26001593I think he means the "gullible enough to buy that cheap Alchemical tricks are miracles" part.
>>26001650that alone will do. rose is smarter and more self accertive than that Rose is. well, that and i do see her with upper shoulders length wavy hair.
You're not going to get any further with Roy. A different angle is needed at this point."Rose, who's he been chatting with?" You ask flatly. As twins, Rose rarely missed an opportunity to get under her brother's skin. You were counting on it. She sighs, leaning back to look at you. "I don't know who, but he was definately chatting with someone..." She says. Rose was generally the mature, trustworthy member of your crew, the one most likely to abstain from pettiness. Her brother was the one exception."Dammit Rose- You don't know tha-" He starts before she cuts him off."I've heard you typing essays before, and I've heard you chatting before." She shrugs. "You don't giggle under your breath that much when you're typing an essay." She thinks for a second. "Almost definately a girl, too. He doesn't giggle for guys like that.""How did-" Roy starts, completely on tilt at this point."I was five feet away behind a cloth divider. And I would've been much less willing to divulge the details of your social life if I weren't trying to fall asleep while you were typing." God bless, Rose. Seriously. You could marry her right now if it wasn't practically incest.You grin to yourself. You grin at Roy. You grin in general.>"So, Roy, who was it then?">Start guessing.>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!
>>26001706>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!Thats enough embarrassment for one day. Hehehe.
>>26001706>Start guessing.Fun fun fun!
>>26001706>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!Let him stew. He will reveal it of his own will in time. Just remind him that we're on to him.
>>26001706>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!
>Look for previous threads on the archive>they're not thereI don't suppose this is cataloged anywhere?
>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!Now that the teams is suitably motivated...
>>26001706>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!"We're not done Roy my boy. Not by a long shoot. Now then, let the hunt start."
>>26001744wait nevermind the archive is paginated now
>>26001650>>26001686There's also the fact that she trusted Cornello in any capacity. I mean come on, the dude is OBVIOUSLY record-industry levels of shady. One look at him and you know that instantly!>>26001706>Start guessing.It was Orange Pekoe, wasn't it?
>>26001779Or assam.You know, comforting the girl after his sister beat her up sideways in the duel.
>>26001706>Start guessing.>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!if the time is up, we can still both of these at once. although if we push this, it could back fire about us being with the Fluffy one.
>>26001779No, it was clearly on of the History girls cause thats his thing.also >That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!
>>26001706Well, that will have to wait till another day. It'll give you time to think up a suitable story, but for now, It's open season on Garupans...
>>26001822Or Assam is using the poor lad to get closer to Rose.
>>26001844>on of the History girlsIf that little bastard is moving in on Saemonza before we get a chance...
>>26001706>"So, Roy, who was it then?"My bet is the girl in my pic
>>26001706>Start guessing.Maruyama Saki.>That's enough for now- we've got garupans to hunt!We can guess as we hunt. It'll be a game. I spy with my little eye a Czech tank with three people Roy might've been talking to.
>>26001891Pshaw he's clearly going after Caesar or Erwin.
>>26001706>"So, Roy, who was it then?"
>>26001913that is not a bad pick! i would love to bring in the WoT nerds ASAP if we could. we have a spare tank now.
>>26001706"Oi Patrick, bet you another five bucks on who's the lucky girl."
>>26001996The I-Go is not a spare tank. Let's sell it to a museum and be done with it.
>>26002046Trainee tank."So I heard your team wants to join the senshado club, huh? Well, all you need to do is to undergo... THE I-GO CHALLENGE!"... is what I'd use to assess an aspirant team's skill.
>>26000837On this note, the Char B1 gets on with a three person crew later on.
>>26002046Its a decent training tank.Teams who don't have a tank yet can practice in it.
>>26002078*ominous lightning sound*
>>26002046who would buy it? besides, WE NEED ALL TANKS WE CAN GET OUR HANDS ON! it would probably be alot better than the one they got stuck in the anime. at least the I-Go was battle proven. the Auto club can only have the Tiger P! besides, they are the only ones who can fix all of it's problems on the go as needed.
>>26001913I know I've said it before, but that girl SERIOUSLY looks like a Leiji Matsumoto character.
>>26002171>who would buy it?A museum.
>>26002353She looks like Maetel when she's not wearing her glasses and shit
>>26002353well, if you have to barrow, barrow from the best.
>>26002386I am NOT complaining, my friend. Girl is friggin' gorgeous when she isn't hiding it. And I'm not saying the glasses gotta go, just upgrade to a higher-quality lens so they aren't full cokebottle.
>>26002374with this econiamy, the museums would just low ball us. and like i said before, WE NEED EVERY TANK! we will be facing Saunders, Pravda, and Black Forest who can field triple our numbers! don't give any tanks away!speaking of which. maybe soon, we need to talk to Miho as to what she remembers about how many and what types of tanks Black forest and the other schools had when she faced them last. every bit of intel can help.
>>26002353Pretty sure it's a reference.
You lean back in your commander's seat. Well, you had confirmation that Roy was talking to something. Also Roy did not want this to be public information. You could press for more, but why ruin future fun when you can draw it out? You look down at your watch- between this conversation and the other preparations it was getting pretty close to the start of the game."Richard, start warming us up." You say, calming down a bit as you go from joking friend to serious-face commander. "Game faces people- we've got tanks to hunt." As Black Jack rumbles to life, you start checking the electrics, moving the turret back and forth as the radio crackles to life. "Comms up." Patrick says over the radio."Engine's looking good... Gas, oil temp, pressure all good." Richard calls out. "Ready to roll.""Gun's good." Rose says. "Elevation and depression working. You feel the turret wobble back and forth a bit. "Gunner controls good.""Ammo ready!" Roy says from his station. "Paint rounds are ready to paint some pretty pictures."You smile, counting down as you stare at your watch. "...and Zero. Richard... Roll out!">Head aft and check the forests and hills.>Check the abandoned area of town towards the bow.>Let's roll around and try to draw them out!
>>26002753>Check the abandoned area of town towards the bow.
>>26002753>>Check the abandoned area of town towards the bow.
>>26002753>Check the abandoned area of town towards the bow.Forest wasn't our best choice last time.
>>26002753>>Head aft and check the hills.Get to the high ground and just do overall look around. See if can't figure out where they want to play hide at.
>>26002753>Check the abandoned area of town towards the bow.we need to learn city fighting. good god, did we tell the civies that we might just start trashing the place today?
>>26002859The school must've made the abandoned area off limits for the duration.You never know, but BJ doesn't strike me as the sort that writes us driving over a kid.I totally would.
>>26002753>Head aft and check the forests and hills.Head to the hills. Elevation is our friend, and we outrange pretty much everything else.
>>26002753>>Head aft and check the forests and hills.
>>26002753>Let's roll around and try to draw them out!Let's see if they listened about using terrain rather than just setting up some ambushes.>>26002353I'm sorry anon. I'm not seeing it.
>>26003172keep looking at her face with out the glasses.
>>26002957Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves, man?
"Right, take us bowward, Richard." You say, checking the map. "Looks like there's some abandoned town up near the bow..." You saw, holding the map in one hand while you stand up out of the commander's hatch. "They probably know we've got range by now- Miho's gonna have them in the urbs where their guns are just as good as ours..." You'd heard a bit about the area in question- often called Oldtown- as the population of Oorai had shrunk over the years, everyone had moved closer to the center of the ship where the, admittedly, small amount of chop was less pronounced. The buildings up there had been effectively abandoned for nearly a decade at this point.Which made them the perfect place to practice terrain-fighting. Richard hangs a right and it takes about ten minutes to get there- You don't know if the Japanese have a term for "Wrong side of the tracks" but you definately notice when you're in old town- it's as sudden as going from nicely kept, obviously habited buildings to several spots where buildings had clearly been demolished fairly recently, to what looked like parts of Detroit on a bad day.Well, there wasn't as much grafiti.>Get in fast- strike before they know we're here.>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush.>Hang back- see if we can test their patience and let them make the first mistake.
>>26003663>Get in fast- strike before they know we're here.
>>26003663>Strike quickly but be on the lookout for ambushes
>>26003663>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush.no.this is FAR from Detroit BJ. this might be Richman, VA however.
>>26003663>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush.Going fast is not something a Pershing does well.
>>26003663Hard and fastWe will cometo them
>>26003663>>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush.
>>26003663>Hang back- see if we can test their patience and let them make the first mistake.Unless we're dealing with Angerlfish or Hippo, everyone else will 1)miss first shot or 2)get out of ambush position.Note also that we went for the old town, favored place of that low profiled StuG. We don't wanna go and eat some 75mms.
>>26003663Metal Storm them. probing attack on their formations. once we've got a grasp of their tactics, we can start the serious operations...
>>26003200Pretty sure he was joking.
>>26003663>Hang back- see if we can test their patience and let them make the first mistake.Also, make a lot of noise and try to draw them out.
>>26003663>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush.
>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush
>>26003824Why's she always hunched over like that?
>>26003663>Get in fast- strike before they know we're here.No man willingly stays in Detroit longer than he must. Nor any tank for that matter.
>>26003663>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush.Blackjack isn't really built for fast, and I'm reasonably certain that Miho can rein the others to not come at you in a full frontal assault.
>>26003863Because>that feel when no bf
>>26003863Dunno, but if she got contacts and straightened up a bit she'd be sex on legs.
>>26003663as of 3:24:>Get in fast- strike before they know we're here.>>26003686>>26003705(some sort of compromise of blitz with caution)>>26003705>>26003705>>26003705>>26003737>>26003764>>26003868>Play cautious- they know we're coming and we don't want to fall into an ambush>>26003721>>26003730>>26003730>>26003744>>26003828>>26003824>>26003868>Hang back- see if we can test their patience and let them make the first mistake.>>26003755>>26003777
>>26003892Yeah. Somehow I get the feeling she has no idea.
>>26003863Probably a combination of bad posture and trying to appear less tall. She's the tallest girl in the entire cast at 168cm, and Japanese guys don't like tall girls for some unfathomable reason.>>26003892>got contactsFuck that, just glasses with a less cokebottle lens. Get her a nice pair, and she could work 'em.
>>26003899Yes, and?Also, you put >>26003868 in both fast and cautious. I only noticed because it has (You) written after it for me
>>26003899You counted me four times...
>>26003994>>26004012>sees post againI am a giant dumbassposted that to make counting easier, I've made counting harder due to mistakes as >>26004012 pointed out>captcha: tsAnot Information4chan, don't rub it in.
"Roy, get a round in the barrel." You say as your drop down a bit in your commander's hatch, buttoning up and switching to the periscope. "Richard, get us in there and be fast about it." They were already waiting for you- if you can act quickly you might hit before they're ready for you!You feel the big Pershing accelerate slightly, moving near its top speed over the nice even pavement. While Black Jack was far from the fastest tank, it wasn't exactly slow for its size, either. And Richard's a genious with Black Jack's transmission- expertly shifting gears to maintain top speed as you roll down the rows. "Every on your scopes and keep an eye out..." You say, voice low.As you pan your periscope to the side, you catch the barest glint of the Panzer 38(t) popping out from an alley- if you had been going a bit slower you would've had time to stop and rotate the turret for a proper shot on it, but the speed also saves you- Momo barely has time for the quick snap shot as the round goes high and paints the second story of a storefront a bright crimson."Target, Left rear!" You call into the headset. "Identify 38(t)!" The game is afoot!
>>26004483next time on GuPQ
>>26004483Do not underestimate the Monocled one. She has been having Training Sessions with our Gunnery Savant. She now poses a legitimate threat to us in more than just a distractionary position...
Next Time on Girls und Panzer Quest!>The hunt is on!>We paint pretty pictures.>Miho shows us how dangerous she really is.Girls und Panzer Quest will return on Monday, hopefully on time between 5-6PM PST.Follow me on Twitter for Schedule updates and to learn when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>26004528thanks for running, eager to see how much Momo has improved.