"You look nervous." Holly says as you settle into the commander's seat. "Relax, I don't bite." She says glancing down at her notes from her perch on the gunner's seat. You take a deep breath and try to focus on the seat below you- this is your seat and when you are in it, it's your tank. You nod a bit, that fact giving you a bit of confidence.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and, a very pretty older woman in, what you are now noticing is a rather low-cut blouse sits across the T54's breech, you lie to her face. "Not nervous at all!" You say, plastering a cocky grin on your face- You are the master and commander of this tank- she's in your territory!Holly smiles back warmly before pressing a button on her phone. "Alright, since you're the Commander, I was hoping you could tell us a bit about what you do as part of the tank crew."Easy one. "First of all, I'm the leader of the crew- I direct individual crew and make sure everyone is working in concert." You say confidently. "In combat, besides directing the crew, I act as a spotter- I find targets, identify them and order the correct ammunition type. I then lay the gun onto the correct vector, give my gunner target information such as range, heading and windage." As you continue talking you feel more and more confident. "Finally, if my gunner misses I give firing corrections.""I see- so you're the eyes and brain of the tank?" You nods. "What sort of historical information can you give me on your tank?">Give her General Historical information on the M26.>Give her the history of this tank specifically.>Other.
>>28442628>>Give her the history of this tank specifically.
>>28442628>>Give her the history of this tank specifically.She did say our tank
>>28442628>Give her the history of our tank specifically.
>>28442628>Give her the history of this tank specifically.
Your other thread is not even autosaging. Please, use it until it hits page eight or nine, at least.
>>28442673she also did ask what 'CAN' you give.
>>28442734There are two GuP quests, funnily enough.
>>28442734Lafayette isn't the same as Blackjack. Yes, there are two quests on QuP on tg.
>>28442753>>28442765Ah shit. The dangers of having everyone anonymous. Apologies.
>>28442734>>28442753>>28442765GuPQ: What if the events of the show were changed to add a mostly male American crew.GuP:LGA: American girls schhol in same situation as Ooarai tries to use tankery to save school.
>>28442826One of them is an actual quest where you manage a team in-depth. This one is effectively a visual novel of the original series with male OC's added.
>>28442628>Give her the history of this tank specifically.man i missed this quest blackjack! we missed you
>>28443025I-is that a bad thing or a good thing?
>>28443081They're insulting you with opinion. don't respond, imo
BJ, at the end of these threads, can you tweet your schedule for the next thread?I always forget and backtracking through the archives is a pain.
>>28443115>overreacting tripfag cheerleadersPlease, do not do this.
>>28443289>It's an opinion I disagree withSuch cheerleading, yes
There was eventually going to be 3 gup quests, but I've got a better idea in mind now.Means Sheilas and Sentinels is dropped indefinitely, though. Hopefully you'll like this other thing, though.
>>28443081i find this could be a bit of emprovement to the orginal work. it's a shame. the japanse can make at times wonderful at it's core plot and setting of shows, but mess up when it comes to character inter actions and choices/actions. it's kinda like how Lucas made the original star wars idea, but when he attempted to flesh it out, it got worse and others could pick it up and make not trash from it.
>>28442628>Give her General Historical information on the M26, then:>Give her the history of this tank specifically
Any sufficiently interest reader could find the general history of the Pershing tank program. What you need is a personal touch. "Black Jack?" You ask, and Holly nods. "Black Jack started off as M26 hull no.323. It left the Detroit Arsenal on April 3rd, 1945 but, instead of being sent to Germany, it was requisitioned by the Ordnance Department." You say- Black Jack's history was something as personal to you as the history of your family."So it never served in World War II?" Holly asks, looking up from her notes.You shake your head. "It was delivered to the Ordnance Department where it was modified to carry the more powerful 90mm T54 cannon- One of only two tanks to recieve this upgrade. It was redesignated the M26 Enhancement 1." You say, with a note of pride in your voice as Holly looks a bit confused. "With American tanks, there are up to three designations: 'M' is the model type- M4, M18, M26, etc. 'A' is for Advanced- this generally means something was fundamentally changed like the hull or suspension over previous models. 'E' stands for Enhancement- that means that weapon has had something more minor or less fundamental changed, such a better gun, extra armor or a better engine." You explain. "Anyway, both E1 tanks were tested and subsequently re-converted in M26A1.""I know its unlikely, but did Black Jack ever see combat?" Holly says- she's actually right on this point. Most tanks made in the later stages of the war were decommissioned before they even left the country, sitting in depots waiting to be sold for scrap.>"It saw combat in the Korean War.">"Why does it matter?">Other.
>>28443965>"It saw combat in the Korean War. My grandfather commanded it. "Was Gramps commander or driver?
>>28443965It saw combat in the Korean War
>>28443965>"It saw combat in the Korean War.no reason not to give the (family) history lesson. Plus, it'll make good publicity for U.S. readers.
>>28444004I think he was the loader, but let me check the archive. Now which session was that...
>>28443965>"It saw combat in the Korean War."
>>28443965>>"It saw combat in the Korean War."
>>28444062Yep, thread 16.5, says Grampa was loader.
>>28443965>"It saw combat in the Korean War.
>>28443965>"It saw combat in the Korean War
>>28443965>"It saw Koreans in the Combat War
>>28443965>"It saw combat in the Korean War."My granddad was in it's crew and he got it after the war. he told me the action it went though. more than a bit gory to say here at times, but he served honoriable though the whole conflict.
>>28444719This just has me waiting for the point when they run into Maho and Erika. Just imagine:Maho: And who is this?Miho: (steeling herself and looking determined): Onee-chan this is my boyfriend.Maho: !
>>28444795get real, the only thing that gets Maho "!" is Miho's panties.
>>28444795I dare say the reaction would be more calm, polite, and poised. However, her intention would be quite clear as we are suddenly drowned in big sisterly killing intent.
You nod. "It did. It was actually sent to an Army ordnance depot in Japan..." You start."Interesting- this isn't the first time your tank has been to Japan?" Holly says, looking up from her notes with surprise. Actually, it's the first time you've really thought of it yourself- Your grandfather never talked much about being in Japan."It spent about three years here, rusting away in a shed with a tarp over it..." You say with a smile. "When the North Koreans first invaded the South, all we had were Chaffee Light Tanks, which were ineffective against the North's T-34s- So they found these three tanks and put together a crew- the loader of that crew was Private James Russells: my grandfather." You beam with pride- that day in 1950 was when Black Jack came to your family. "They fought in it for nearly a year before M26's were replaced in combat by newer M47s.""And they were involved in combat?" She asks, looking up at you.>"Of course!">"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics.">"Why?">Other.
>>28445177>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics."And he would love to chat up this blogger.
>>28445177>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics."he can give you the details better than i can. He's on board as well.
>>28445177>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics."On one hand, we foist her off to someone else who isn't Patrick or Richard.On the other hand, it's Grampa.
>>28445177>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics."But, lets add >"Why?"Just so we know what angle Holly's looking for.
>>28445206>>28445218do we really want to let this poor woman loose on our grandfather?
>>28445177>>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics.">>28445247Yes.
>>28445247>Do we really want to let grandpa loose on this poor woman?ftfy
>>28445280yea, that's what I meant. I mean, I'm all for it, I just wanted to make sure everybody else aware of what we were doing.
>>28445247indeed. this will be awesome. but AFTER we finish the interviews for the crews.
>>28445348I've been waiting to see Grampa try to woo somebody since some anon proposed Gramps dating the coach.
>>28445403why don't we set up Gramps with Mako's grandma? she seems like the kind of gal who could wrangle him in.
>>28445430hmmm... whipped Grampa Russells... throw in him still hitting on younger women, (with standard comedic consequences), and we might have some good comedy here.
>>28445177>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics."Pic is Erika being jealous of Miho and wanting in on the relationship.
>>28445430Nigga please. Shiho couldn't manage it.
>>28445477>>28445430>>28445403sounds like a thread spin off quest all of it's own. i like this.
>>28445498Mako's grandma, not Maho's mom. I read it that way too
>>28445498er... i think he ment sleepy head driver. not Miho's grandma.
>>28445515>>28445530Think he mean't "couldn't 'even' manage it."
>>28445498Mako, not Miho... or Maho...fuck, GuP, why are all these names so similar!>>28445515>>28445530aye
>>28445515Actually... I like that idea! even more whipped and mischievous Grampa paired with sold steel Shiho. Way more potential laughs, and provides a great contrast/reflection to the main character's relationship with Miho. Sucks I can't write to save my life, I'd love to help with a thread.
>>28445554Now we have Roy/Rich/Rose. Fits perfectly.
>>28445515>>28445530>>28445554I'm implying that the Nishizumi dynasty is a higher bar than the family with the Engrish version of Lazy as a name.
>>28445598Genuine confusion: meaning?
>>28445576wouldn't Gramps be way older than Shiho?
>>28445623I have no idea what Shiho's age is and I could not find it listed anywhere, so I guessing about 10 years, give or take. Still funny mentally seeing younger woman keeping old semi-perv in line with Tigers.
>>28445621He's saying that Mako's grandmother isn't worthy of receiving Grandpa Russell's dick.
>>28445743I'm just saying the relationship has comedic potential. IRl, its probably a terrible match, but if we want to go for over-the-top shenanigans with Grampa, that might be a good way to do it. But yes, Shiho is a TERRIBLE mother.
>>28445743 are you not attempted to imply that Mako's grandma wouldn't attempt to strap grandpa russell down and rape him?
>>28445825broken hips everywhere
>>28445949>After Saunders match>phone call that both Mako's Grandma and Russel's Grandfather are in the hopital>Well what the hell do you expect me to do all day on a ship with beautiful women?
>>28446009>Grandpa goes to get a haircut>Somehow it's an overnight trip>Yukari can't speak to us>She just stares at our crotch and blushes fiercely
>>28446009>the two of them get married, it is likely that grandpa Russel is likely a widow by now. >sleepy head moves in with Russels. >Rom Com ensues!
>>28446009There's that humor we all know and love. and the Grampa gets yelled at for joking about a more serious injury (fell down getting Grandma to Hospital, would not get looked at until she got checked out.)
>>28446073>Miho comes to wake us up>Mako is sleeping in our bed>Soari asks if we're slipping her our bologna pony>Freshmen hear, segue to spam
>>28446073Plus, more Bacon and Eggs breakfasts for Mako! I'm now wondering what Mako on a sugar high/rush.
>>28446139>Soari asks if we're slipping her our bologna ponynah. She is one of the few people to know that we are going out with Miho. if anything, Russel'd be sleeping on the floor while Mako sleeps in our bed.
>>28446146Mako + Redbull? god help us all! >>28446168Mako would push/kick us out of the bed onto the floor so she would have the bet to herself.
>>28446367she might just fall asleep on top of Russels and trap him all night long.
You're a bit more at ease now, giving a smile as you remember all the stories your grandfather told you about Black Jack- too many to tell, seemingly too many to even remember them all. "Black Jack most definately saw combat..." You start, trying to think of any one story that sticks out. "Honestly, though, my grandfather would be a much better source of all those stories than me..." You say, before looking over at her. "Why do you ask if Black Jack's been in combat."Holly finishes writing something down. "Actually, its a bit of superstition I heard while I was here, regarding Senshado..." she looks up at the bulkhead and then down to the gun. "Are you familiar with the Shinto religion?" She asks, seemingly changing the topic. You shake your head."Well, one of the beliefs is that every object has a spirit. They call it a kami." You nod, following along. "The long and short of it is that many in senshado, especially the older practitioners, believe that a tank that has seen actual combat has a particular kind of 'warrior spirit'," She shrugs. "Mostly just folklore, but they believe that a veteran tank has a stronger will, that it will fight harder and be more resiliant. Have you heard of that?">"No, but I'd believe it...">"Never had much use for superstition...">We're off-topic- go back to what happened after Korea.>Other.
>>28445177>>"Yes, but my grandfather would be a better source of information on the specifics."
>>28446367You mean like Pic? because in that case, Let the fun times roll!
>>28446389She'd crawl into the bed seeking warmth and use us as a hug pillow.She would care not for any discomfort she causes us.
>>28446397>>"No, but I'd believe it..."
>>28446433Just like my cat...
>>28446397>"No, but I'd believe it..."Makes sense, BlackJack's practically an older sister to us.
>>28446397>>"No, but I'd believe it..."HEART OF THE TANKS
>>28446397>"No, but I'd believe it..."
Rolled 4>>28446397>"No, but I'd believe it..."This tonk spirit has tasted Russian steel. And it wants MORE.
>>28446397>>"No, but I'd believe it..."The machine spirit is strong.
>>28446448Mako=Cat. Great, now I want to see her saying Garfield lines... and wearing a cat costume.
>>28446397>>"No, but I'd believe it. You just don't leave one of these old war hounds to rust."
>>28446397>"No, but I'd believe it..."Or maybe that's just the hundreds of virginities Grandpa sacrificed in this tank. 6 of one half dozen of the other.>>28446419Just reading that made me more awake.
>>28446489save this line for Pravda. the machine spirit/heart of the tanks shall see us smite the heretek/win together
>>28446448there is that offical 4koma GuPz strip that to Miho, Mako IS a cat. >>28446397>Other.I'm Luthern Christan Mrs. Holly, but i am aware of that idea.
>>28446521You learn so many wonderful things in college. that, and your pic is awesome
>>28446552don't suppose you have pic or two of that, do you?
>>28446639woke up roommate with laughter, showed him: http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1514140?tags=reizei_mako he facepalms, and goes back to bed (sarcasm)
You think about how long Black Jack has been in the family, about how it seems like there's more than a tank sometimes. You idly reach down and run a hand over the turret override controls and smile. "Yeah- sometimes it feels like he's taking care of me as much as I try to take care of him..." You say."...Why do you keep calling it a he instead of a her?" Holly askes, looking at you strangely.You shrug idly. "Not sure- he just doesn't seem like a female tank to me..." You say, not quite sure of the answer yourself- Black Jack's been a "he" for as long as you can remember- even your grandfather never refers to it as female. "No offense, but it just doesn't seem right calling him a her."She nods, writing something else down in her notes. "So, Black Jack saw combat in Korea- how did, uh, he come into your grandfather's possession after the war?">Grampa saved him from the scrapper.>My grandfather wanted to start a Tanking team.>Other.
>>28447248>>Grampa saved him from the scrapper.
>>28447248>Grampa saved him from the scrapper.
Also: I made this while you guys were talking.
>>28447248>>Grampa saved him from the scrapper.That is actually a good question, but this is a decent answer I guess? Maybe in a world where senshado exists surplus tanks aren't so restricted in ownership
>>28447293Have we told you how much we love your work? well we do, never stop.
>>28447248>Grampa saved him from the scrapper.So, is this a choose your own history bit? Can we make up our own outlandish origin story then?
>>28447293You mean you spent an hour making that when you could have POSTEDWhy do I still love you anyway?
>>28447248>Grampa saved him from the scrapper.>>28447302Honestly, they're not impossible to get in the US and UK, provided their main guns are non-functional and they have road-friendly treads. Expensive, maybe, but aside from a few funny looks at the DMV, the government really couldn't care less if there are disarmed milsurp vehicles in civilian posession. Hell, they used to sell surplus M3 halfracks to logging companies as skidders.
>>28447417It was also possible at least at one point, to make the main gun functional again on surplus tanks, the only thing they used to do was add a rubber plug to the end of the barrel.So you could buy a mothballed tank, then re-core the gun barrel, not that this helped you find ammunition for it or anything.
>>28447417>Honestly, they're not impossible to get in the US and UK, provided their main guns are non-functional and they have road-friendly treads.Hey you can get them in the US with working cannon.Just generally more trouble than it's worth.
>>28447417>>28447302Hell, even Australia lets Milsurp vehicles pass into civvie ownership. There's an old Saracen Armoured Car in my local Car Sales classifieds.
>>28447463There is probably some Senshado ammo makers, probably just replacing the shell itself with frangible alloys and the microcomputers needed to do the hit-kill computations.
If I ever end up with loadsa money I'm definitely gonna try and build a working ACIV Sentinel.Not sure what I'd do with it afterwards. Probably hand it over to the RAAC Museum in Puckapunyal.
>>28447485Well, in grandpa's day it would've been chalk-rounds.
>>28447468Yeah, wouldn't you have to register each shell individually as a Destructive Device with the ATF?>>28447480Really? The same country that outlaws car clubs on a whim?
>>28447504If I ever won the lottery, like, one of the big US ones that pays out $300mil+, I'd pay whatever it took to get a King Tiger fully operational again, and not to the point where it had to be babied...though, to be honest, even brand new they kinda had to be babied.
>>28447518We're somehow really strict and really lax at the same time.I think it happens the moment you leave any of the big cities.
>>28447480Hell, if you make the drive from Adelaide to Melbourne you'll pass through a town where, I shit you not, there's an old milsurp tank sitting in someones yard.
>>28447518>Really? The same country that outlaws car clubs on a whim?I don't know about Car Clubs. The only motoring groups I know of that have been "outlawed" as such were Motorcycle gangs who's primary business was drug running, extortion and murder.
>>28447485I was talking about real life man, not in universe.Hard to buy tank shells in the real world.
>>28447248>Grampa saved him from the scrapper.he was in rough shape for awhile...
>>28447537Jesus, man, y'all have even more retardedly convoluted laws than we do in the States.>>28447555I was thinking back to some news I heard on a big crackdown on modded cars around Melbourne, I think it was. Not outlawing car clubs in name, but targeting them so specifically it was a ban in everything but name.I also read about the bike clubs. Are they really that bad in Australia? Most of them started here in the US, but the big ones (Angels, Outlaws, and Pagans) and most of the smaller ones keep to themselves apart from being loud and crude in bars.
How would you guys feel about another GuP Quest, specifically for when the other two aren't going. It's a bit boring waiting for the next installment
>>28447666Yep they're that bad. I live on the Gold Coast, where the big crackdown is happening. Next door neighbour used to be a police officer who had to change his identity after putting one of the Bikie bosses in jail a decade ago or something.I live in a good suburb though; the problems where I live haven't had much to do with Bikies and more to do with convenience store hold-ups and armed robberies.>>28447716man I was going to run one.
>>28447716I really wouldn't be too keen on it. Two is about capacity before everyone starts flooding the threads just to shit them up. I would suggest just general writefaggotry if you have a story in mind.
>>28447758yeah, two is plenty, IMO
>>28447666>I was thinking back to some news I heard on a big crackdown on modded cars around Melbourne, I think it was. Not outlawing car clubs in name, but targeting them so specifically it was a ban in everything but name.Nah, that was a paper tiger. There were a couple of minor restrictions introduced recently, (mostly regarding kids on their learners/provisional licences begin restricted to less powerful cars and stuff), but really the meat of that (In Melbourne at least) was just a bunch of grossly illegal and unsafe modifications that got cracked down on by police, and the owners (who, surprise surprise, were associated with the Bikies) tried to start a big legal stink. Didn't work, but got a lot of publicity.Any Clubs you might have heard about being "banned" were probably just someone misreporting the Bikies and their Shell clubs getting gutted.
>>28447758seconded. suggestion: omakes exploring Russell and OCs having relationships with other characters?
>>28447757Wow. That sounds like a totally different breed than we have up here. Don't get me wrong, they're not pillars of the community by any stretch of the imagination, but they get by on making meth and leaving everybody outside the outlaw clubs and tweakers alone. The "lovable rogue" image they try to typify gets shot down pretty quick when they fuck with civilians. I remember EVERYBODY, both police and other 1%'ers, coming down hard on the Mongols MC when they started bringing in street-level Mexican gangbangers that were busting up 7/11's and shaking down bars for protection.
>>28447914The Mongols just bought out one of our local clubs, the Finks.Who were already horrid rotten drug dealers as it was. Yeah.But yeah, our Bikies are basically the scum of the earth, holed up in massive Concrete fortresses. The Victorians had to get the Army in to bust open open so they could exercise a search warrant, recently.
>>28447914The armed rovvery stuff is due to the economy, and not the Bikies.Although I'm sure there are some bikies that like to get into that.But yeah, they do a lot of drug trafficking, which is bad; they fuck with the police, which is bad; kill rivals, which is bad; etc.Organised crime is worse down in Melbourne and Adelaide. You hear more about gang wars down there than here in Queensland.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99lzuHxgICwThis is pretty much what sparked the crackdown here on the Goldie.
>>28447992Just hoping it doesn't turn into a full out war. We get enough shootings here as it is.
>>28447716I actually had stuff laid out for a GuP set in Europe with brigade strength teams. Then I ran into the T-54 problem.
>>28447992>"minister says officers will also target bikies in their homes and businesses"I REALLY don't like ths sound of that. That's a very dangerous precedent to set, even if it is with good intentions.
>>28448090You have peaked my interest. Elaborate please.
>>28447716Funny, actually i trying to gather idea for GuP in South-East Asia setting, and i intend to post it on SEA forumI abandon that idea for now, since i have no idea how to run a quest.
Christ guys, all these GuP Quest ideas
Victory!Battle: Malinovka 11/23/2013 2:01:58 AMVehicle: TetrarchExperience received: 2,280 (x3 for the first victory each day)Credits received: 9,402Battle Achievements: Master Gunnermmm, dat sealclubbing.
>>28448098It's a smokescreen. A bait-and-switch.The courts have a real habit of dicking over *any* legislation that is reasonably needed to make actual headway against Bikie gangs. (Bikies have some great lobbyists and lawyers.)So the legislation introduced at the start is intentionally harsh, so that the "revised" version (which the police wanted in the first place), gets in fine without the Opposition kicking it back or the courts screaming about "MUH UNCONSTITUTIONAL LEGISTLATION", etc.That aside, even if this wasn't the case, many of the Bikie gangs are bad enough to warrant extreme measures. Frankly, they should just all be shot.
>>28448154imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... even if it can be lazy
>>28448154little girls driving tanks is a compelling concept
So we got Sheilas and Sentinels.Blackjack is doing the main thing based on the show.One anon wants to do a Europe based one.One anon wants to do one in SEA.There's LGA which is in an alternate universe I guess.We should just run these all one after the other and then at the end have all our teams participate against each other in the world tournament or something.
>>28448168WG ASIA has bad habit bundling Tetrach with outrageous price. Too bad, i would like to have one too just for lulz.
>>28448154Personally, I want to see Naval Studies studes in trouble for once and try to save the school ship via a tankery equivalent of sailing vessels.I'm talking Wooden Ships and Iron Maidens: The Quest.BTW, I've caught up with your Sentinels writefagging. Finish the match.
>>28448154>>28448189>>28448206>>28448233But really, two quests based on the same anime puts us at capacity. No need to flood the board.
>>28448241So, you want Kinds und Ships? high school students doing naval duels?
>>28448098The road to hell is paved with good intentions.Just look at the US.You have the Left trying to ban firearms, "for the safety of our children."You have increasingly militarized police forces.You have federal agencies targeting political opposition.You have federal agencies running false-flag operations to try and curtail rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.You have multiple major media outlets denouncing all opposition to the current president and glossing over or ignoring scandals or problems involving him.You have most universities that are not in the South pretty much brain-washing students and stifling any speech that counters the Left's agenda.We're one congressional election, and 3 near-retirement Supreme Court Justices away from having a single party dominate all three branches of the government.If that happens, you can bet your ass you'll be seeing laws that allow the arrest of "dangerous persons" due to mere association with certain groups.Own a firearm? Mass murderer waiting to happen/Extremist MilitiaPart of the Tea Party? Domestic Terrorist.Vote Republican? Domestic Terrorist/Member of a Hate Organization.Australia and the UK are already part way there, with a virtual ban on firearms...but there's enough "Fuck you, you wanker" going on in their respective parliaments that one party is never going to get control.In the US.....you have too much of an abundance of stupid people who claim tolerance and intelligence but vote the party line without ever even considering the other possibilities.....and another group of idiots too afraid to vote for an effective 3rd Party because of the Democrats gaining control if they do.
>>28448261Agreed. Don't want to end up like all those Strike Witches spinoffs.>>28448241I've retconned the latest match and I'm going to rewrite it as an urban battle, because I realised the mechanics of a forest battle don't work when the battlefield is only just over a kilometre square.
>>28448233This is SEA guy.Frankly, my problem is generating local names. Especially Indochina and Thai name. >inb4 555+  >>28448261Exactly, so i rather put it on ASIA/SEA forum. One of my clanmate pulled WoT: Quest there quite successfully.
>>28448236I do my sealclubbing on NA. Cruise around in my low-tier tanks and wreak havok. I was one tank away from getting top gun too :(
>>28448320A quest on the World of Tanks forum? can you post a link and some of highlights?
>>28448320>Asian NamesNip NongCing ChongSum Ting WongWi Tu LoHo Lee FukBang Ding OwPhuc ToyThere, all done.
>>28448291You need to remember that Australia's right wing is more left wing than America's left wing. So there's really no comparing the politics that way.We're entirely different cultures and politics. I can't take Australian gun laws and say they suit America, so conversely you can't take American examples and apply them to Australia.
>>28448291>there's enough "Fuck you, you wanker" going on in their respective parliaments that one party is never going to get controlThat's pretty present in the US as well. The Democrats define themselves as "not Republican" and the Republicans define themselves as "not Democrat." They both shit on the same people, and they're effectivley the same party under two different names.
>>28448120Well, it's simple really. The T-54 (Obj 137) prototype was built in July 1945, and since the cutoff is V-J instead of V-E day, they qualify for entry into Tankwondo.With 200mm frontal turret, 120mm @ 30 deg frontal hull, they're frontally impenetrable by either the 7.5 L/70 or OQF 17 lber.Their guns ain't all that great since BR-412 is APHE, which leads to them not being able to kill each other, but fully capable of knocking out anything else.And they made... what, 100,000 of the things? Much cheaper to find a working hull for a -54 than a M36B1 conversion for a M4 Sherman.
>>28448384See, this will get me banned soon on forum.>>28448366Nothing too special actually... basically its a story of a new player trying WoT from tier I and making friends, some match hillarity and actually got a GF from WoT.
>>28448456You could always fluff it by saying that Eurotanks cut off at V-E day rather than V-J day.
>>28448490Problem is, USSR fought Japan right up until V-J day.Manchuria, North Corea, etc.
>>28448507So?European tankery is Europe. It's entirely justifiable that they could want it limited to V-E day.
>>28448507Depending on how the rules are interpreted, there is the option of having infantry in half-tracks roll up and kill it with molies, goliaths, 'fausts, bazookas, etc.
>>28448524ANGLOCENTRIC SCUMSTOP WRITING ASIANS OUT OF HISTORYPIG
>>28448536I'M INDONESIAN-AUSTRALIAN, CUNT. FITE ME IRL ILL REK U M8Kinda wish Asia had more tanks.
>>28448431Yes, but British and Aussie politics have more parties than what is inherently a two-party system.>>28448392Actually, as Representative Democracies...you can, as the "will of the people" is shown through elected officials who then vote based on what they believe their constituents want...or more often what their party believes in.And while gun-laws themselves can't be done tit-for-tat, the fact that it doesn't take much to reduce a population's ability to resist something like the proposed law earlier in this thread if one party takes control.The fact that Aussie conservatives are more Left-Middle in terms of American politics has nothing to do with it.Hell, look at Venezuela. It took one man getting his cronies into office before he was able to make himself "President for Life" and set up his chosen successor for complete control as well.
>>28448579>And while gun-laws themselves can't be done tit-for-tat, the fact that it doesn't take much to reduce a population's ability to resist something like the proposed law earlier in this thread if one party takes control.And here's where the cultural gap makes American thinking irrelevant to other Nations - Most of what you said there is normally only heard coming from raving lunatics in Australia.
>>28448579I don't believe our culture would allow for that was what I was saying. Also that it's hard to compare those two different cultures.
>>28448490That wouldn't work, since the very first T-54 prototype was completed January 30th 1945. All that would do is drop the turret frontal armour to 180mm
>>28448606Also what this guy said.Most people arguing that the government is trying to take control by enforcing stricter gun control tend to be viewed as raving nutcases who live out bush on their own.In order for the government to go full totalitarian, they'd need control of the people, or at the very least, the armed forces. And the armed forces tend not to agree with the government anyway, and IMO would probably more likely side with the people than with whatever party is trying to take full control.We're pretty anti-establishment in Australia, to be honest. probably comes from the whole prison colony thing.
You nods. "Well, after World War II and Korea there was a huge market for military surplus- planes, tanks, ships. A lot of times they were just sold off and scrapped." You say, leaning back. "That's probably what almost happened to Black Jack here, except for two things..." You say, looking at Holly for her part of the conversation."And those were...?" She asks, probably knowing at least one of them beforehand.You smile- good reporter. Good. "First was the explosion of tank sports in the 50's and 60's..." You say, remembering all the documentaries and old films you'd seen about those days. "Off-road tank races, tank tug-of-wars, car-smashing- this is when Senshado was really coming into its own, as well- and, of course, tank dueling." You say with a smile. "They were huge- and it helped that you could buy a practically-new Sherman for about the same price as a new Ford. And there were a hell of a lot of tankers still around who never got over how fun driving a tank is." You smile inwardly, knowing that feeling exactly."So what was the second thing, then?" Holly asks- you're actually curious to know what she's writing down, but an attempt to get a glance at the notebook is rewarded with her subtly shifting it under her hand."Well, after Korea, my grandfather went to work in a scrap yard in Oakland, turning big things into little things..." You say, using exactly the words your grandfather had used in the hundred times he'd told you the story as a kid. "And one day, they get a shipment of military surplus out of Korea- one of which was a very familiar M26...""How did he know that tank was Black Jack, though?" She says, interrupting you just long enough to write down another note.>"You think a tanker wouldn't recognize his tank?">Show her.>Other.
Jesus Fucking Christ people, keep /pol/ in /pol/. The only thing stopping me from reporting you lot is the fact that I'm on a phone.
>>28448694>Show her.Time for blackjack to pull off his shirt and show the lady his battle scars.
>>28448694>"You think a tanker wouldn't recognize his tank?">Show her.Both of these.
>>28448694>>"You think a tanker wouldn't recognize his tank?">>Show her.One then the other.
>>28448694>>Show her.He causes our family line to become uncontrollably erect, right? It's not gay if it's a tank
>>28448694>"You think a tanker wouldn't recognize his tank?"Then>Show her.
>>28448724on second thought, this.
>>28448694>Show her>OtherScars from battle, I reckon?
>>28448694>"You think a tanker wouldn't recognize his tank?">Show her.
>>28448710Let us talk about tanks and tank related tanks.>>28448635That's still better than 200mm of turret front.In strategy you'd just need to treat it like you're facing a heavy. A really mobile heavy.Anyway, if a team ended up fielding nearly entirely T-54s, I'd imagine the judges or at least the other teams would want to have a say about that.
>>28448778GODDAMN MM SCREW US AGAIN!
>>28448778I think that the official rules (as detailed in some image I know I have but can't find at the moment.), state that prototype or blueprint-only vehicles have to be approved on a case-by-case bases by committee. I think most would say, "5 T-54s are OP" end it then and there.
>>28448826In other hand, someone mentioned that 'unlimited class' Tankery in US once had a Sherman fitted with 120mm from abrams... which not perform adequately since Sabot is not allowed.In other hand, its up to Regional Committee and how Quest master justify it...
>>28448804>Working as intended>>28448826We also know that tanking rules vary according to country. Not trying to disprove you, just saying.
>>28448884>brigade strength tankery in Europe>schools rich enough to participate are all composed of classy gentlemen/ladies>league has a ban list, tanks have to be nominated by 4/5s of the league to be on it>polite political banlist fuckery>classy down time>manly tank fightsI'll take my check in the mail.
>>28448984that actually sounds pretty cool
>>28449052"The world may be at peace, but the old family rivalries of Europe still continue, now with staged tank battles in contests of courage, skill, and honor." sounds like a great pitch!
>>28448984The whole 'brigade strength' definitely leads to a lot of different possibilities. The battlefields must be fucking humongous.Fulda Gap must totally be one of the most popular fighting fields, and they hold the European League finals there every year.
Here's a thought: Tankery Hooligans.
>>28449079the world cup is now tanking Instead of soccer,
>>28448984That actually might work.>>28449079>Looking over the TO&E for the teams, you start to understand how Hermann Hoth felt on the eve of Prokhorovka.>You're pretty sure he never had to deal with a brigade of T-54s though.
>>28449079Well, i imagine majority of tankery teams on Euros will be based on land-based schools instead of academy ships.At least Euros will have good ground for tank battles; on SEA it'll constrained to mediums at heaviest.
I should post the senshado rules...but I can't find the screenshot of them that I have.
>>28449143Ask, and ye shall receive.
Posted from tabletThis what you're looking for?
>>28449156Oh nvm, it's not the rulesIt is regarding the vehicles though, so w/e.>>28449137Australia is pretty good tank country. Good, hard ground, wide open spaces, forests have trees that are widely space apart. Heat's a killer though.
>>28449148this and >>28449156 are the two things anyone interested in doing GuP stuff should keep on hand as setting fluff.
>>28449197Yep. Pretty much.
>>28449196Oh god I would not want to be in a tank in the middle of the day in an Aus summer.Heatstroke for everybody.
>>28448482Isn't that (effectively) the translation?
>>28449298Its the one used by Commie, iirc...and well...they're Commie. Just call it senshado :P
>>28449298Not really.Tankwando would translate approximately to way of tank and fist.Senshado is just way of the tank.
>>28449298Nope.I think Panzerfahren won out as the official translation.
>>28449328Only because no one can make it sound good in English.
>>28449317Nah, Commie went with Panzerfahren.
>>28449266Which is why Australian versions of armoured vehicles always put a pretty big focus on ventilation systems and air conditioning.I know that the ASLAV and the M1A1 AIm feature pretty good aircon, at least. Not sure how good the ventilation in the Sentinel is, it's not something I've seen written about much.
>>28449337tanking. There, done.
>>28449357>Senshado>Panzerfahren>TankingOne of these does not sound as good as the others.
>>28449375my guess is #2. (joking)
>>28449317>>28449324>>28449328Fair enough. Senshado it is.I know the group I downloaded BD rips from (DmonHiro) used tankwondo as well, but I don't know who they took the subs from, assuming they didn't do them in-house.
>>28449375I prefer TANKERY
>>28449405I know that (and tanker) would be the American English way to say it, but it just sounds odd to me.I hear tanker and all I picture is some guy shipping some oil down I-75.
>>28449405Eh, I could never listen to that on the English dub, never mind the actors playing high school girls sound like they're in their late 20's. Its like waifus for GuP, they (the translations) are all great, and people have their preferences.
Tanksmanship!Wait, it's a women dominated sport. Scratch that.
You grin at Holly. "What? You think a tanker doesn't have an emotional, supernatural bond with his tank that trascends time and shipping?" You say, going completely straight-faced. "Up!" You say, opening the commander's hatch and motioning for her to open the gunner's hatch. "We're not done-" She says, seemingly worried that you're ending the interview early.You point forward to an old gauge on the gun mantlet. "See that mark, right there just above the coaxial?" You point and she nods and takes note. "On September 12th, 1950 a T-34-85 took a potshot at Black Jack and skipped the round off the mantlet- wasn't even close to penetrating but it left that mark." You shrug. "They could've repaired it, but it was so superficial and it didn't compromise the armor any so they just left it for the rest of the war. Turns out that mark is what saved Black Jack from the scrap heap- once he saw that he checked the hull number and- lo and behold- no.323. He walked right into his bosses office and asked him how much it was worth in scrap- my grandfather sold his car that afternoon to buy Black Jack." You beam- it's a story your grandfather used to tell you at while you were in bed- you rest a hand on the top of the turret and idly pat the behemoth."So your grandfather fixed it up and used it for tank duels?" She says, looking down at a previous page of notes. "You said it had been converted back into a regular M26 after WWII- why does it have the T54 now?" She says looking out at the gun.>"They found it on display at a museum...">"Actually, it didn't have the T54 until we restored it...">Other.
For what it's worth- I just refered to the various names as region or stylistic differences. Tankery is the American 1v1 style, Senshado is the Japanese team-based style. Perhaps Panzerfahren, being of European origin, could be the European Brigade-strength style of tanking?Also- I approve of everything regarding European tanking.
>>28449592>>"Actually, it didn't have the T54 until we restored it..."
>>28449592>"Actually, it didn't have the T54 until we restored it..."But if this is a "Make Your Own History" story, I'll say Grampa won it off from a bet in a tank duel or something.
>>28449592>"They found it on display at a museum..."being a history nut who loves museums, I would not be surprised if Russell got it from the Army tank museum as a result of a match a staff member watched, perhaps one of Grampa's old crew. Showing such devotion to a piece of Army history, that's the kind of thing people don't forget.
>>28449592>"Actually, it didn't have the T54 until we restored it, it's kinda cool to actually make your own tank parts."
>>28449592That story gave me a feel.
>>28449747If it lasts more than four hours see a doctor.
>>28449766that's what she said
>>28449592>"They found it on display at a museum..."I'm not sure what >Other would be here...>>28449616Aussies call it Tankery. Or tanking. Or just fuckin tanks."Oi let's go tank.""Yer sure mate just lemme get ma shit."
>>28449793cuntin tanks ya cunt
"The gun?" You ask, looking down at the tip of the massive 90mm. "Actually- it didn't have the T54 until me and my crew restored it a second time." You say as you both take your seats back down in the turret. "Roy had been doing a lot of research into the history of the tank- of course my grandfather could tell us about most of it, but he didn't know anything before about it before it was discovered in that depot.""Roy is your loader?" She says, checking her notes. "Rose said he's a big history and archival buff..."You nods in the affirmative- Roy was never happier than when he was reading through copies of obscure testing reports or logistical hotsheets from World War II. "Yes- he's certain the one among us that's most comfortable with the more academic parts of tanking- he's the one that original discovered that Black Jack had been one of the E1's..." You lean back and smile, remembering how excited he'd been- you'd been mostly confused and a little annoyed until he'd shown you the results of the penetration tests. From there we were able to find out that the gun had been kept in storage for a few decades before being donated to an armor museum in Virginia.""It must've been worth a lot?" Holly says, going back through her notes a bit before writing something else down. You attempt another peek but she intercepts it wordlessly.Giving up, you just nod. "Priceless- but when the owner of the museum found out that were were restoring the tank that gun had originally belonged to, he actually donated to us." The owner, Dan McMann had been one of the nicest, most helpful people you'd met while restoring Black Jack- and you'd gotten a lot of help from a lot of people. "Not only that, but he had several of the shells as well, so we were able to get the measurements to have ammunition made for it. If we win this, then Oorai owes as much to Mr. McMann as they do to me and my crew..."Holly nods. "Speaking of Oorai, do you mind if I change the topic a little bit?"
>>28449921night, you conniving bastard.
>>28449921"Depends on what the topic is".
>>28449921>"Speaking of Oorai, do you mind if I change the topic a little bit?"Uh oh, we got incoming for next time.
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!>We answer questions about our team.>Please don't ask about Miho.>PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT MIHO.Girls und Panzer Quest will return tomorrow between 5-6PM PST. Additionally, you guys might've noticed that I've been only doing 1-2 GuPQs a week- that's probably going to continue through the holidays. Barring unforseen circumstances, though, there should be at least one GuPQ a week for the forseeable future.Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!
>>28449944So do you actually wait for someone to post NEXT TIME before posting these?
>>28449944She's going to ask about Miho, isn't she?
>>28449953Well, more like it's usually faster for someone to post "Next Time" than it is for me to write out the entire thing. Didn't help that captcha fucked me.
>>28449966>he doesn't have a 4chan pass.Pleb.
>>28449966A likely storyLike you don't wait for someone to post that you're dead before posting yourself.I'm onto your shit, blackjack
Anyway, good thread tonight, guys. Best part of these threads is being able to talk tanks. I fuckin' love tanks.
>>28449616I like the concept of European tanking as a kind of soccer analogue. . .But brigade strength is probably too much. I'd say something like twelve to sixteen tanks max.Also, they could have a Referee on the battlefield. And the Referee gets a modern MBT to make sure everybody listens.