> Saturday, September 14th, 2013SITUATION: http://pastebin.com/Ac5gJdwqMECHANICS: http://pastebin.com/Se82xDLeCREW ROSTER: http://pastebin.com/qVD3DM17THE SHOP: http://pastebin.com/ZMy4Q2sqArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Girls%20Und%20Panzer:%20LGA%20QuestYou are Gertrude Pool, Sophomore Class President and new commander of Lafayette Girls Academy’s revived Tankery Team.“Kitten! Wake up! It’s time for tanks!”You start shaking Kitten awake from her delicate slumber. “Come on, pussycat! We gotta get up bright and early if we’re gonna look good!”Kitten, still covered in her blanket and now curling into a fetal position, simply says, “Fuck off.”“Oh, don’t be such a baby, it’s only 4:30 in the morning!”“I thought you said we would wake up at 5.”“I did. I just woke up a little earlier and thought, fuck it, I’ll wake Kitten up too.”Kitten sighs, and crawls deeper into the protective layer of sheets. “Go away. Tanks can wait…”“Nonsense!” You tug the covers off of Kitten, revealing her sleeping in her underwear. Note to yourself, get her some decent pajamas. She curls up even further, groaning at the sudden loss of warmth. “Come on!”“No.”“Yes!”“No.”“Yes!”“No.”“No!”“Yes.”“Ha! Got you! LET’S DO THIS!” You quickly pick Kitten up and head for the bathroom. She sleepily moans at being separated from the wonderful haven that is her bed. You quickly disrobe Kitten from her underwear and stuff her into the shower. “First things first! The all important shower!”Kitten yelps as you blast the water on Hell Freezing Over. “FUCK, WHY IS IT COLD!?”“To wake you up.”“FUCK YOU!”You disrobe yourself as well, joining Kitten in the shower. “Tsk tsk, Kitten. It’ll get warmer.”[1/2]
>>28581413[2/2]You pull up a bottle of shampoo and conditioner you brought down from your room last night. “Now let’s see… do I use the shampoo first or the conditioner?”Kitten shivers under the water. “D-Does i-it really m-matter?”“Of course!” You look at both, then come to another conclusion. “Actually, to hell with it, it doesn’t.”“J-just get this over with! You bitch!”You quickly squirt out some shampoo into your hands and start lathering it into Kitten’s incredibly dirty hair. “Now, now, Kitten. A good shampoo is essentially to one’s hair. If you don’t use the right shampoo, you’re going to go bald.”Kitten crosses her arms, puffing her cheeks. “I-I thought that’s just for guys!”“You’d be surprised!” You start running Kitten’s hair under the now somewhat warmer water. You then bring up your hand to Kitten’s nose. “Smell that.”She hesitantly sniffs it. “… Strawberries?”You beam. “Yep! Enjoy it! Because that’s what your hair smells like now.”“… I like strawberries.”“I know.” With the shampoo and the conditioner quickly out of the way, you decide it’s time for the best part of the shower. BODY WASH.[2/3THISISACTUALLYTHREEPARTS]
>>28581435[3/3]“WHOA! WHAT THE-““Relax.” You quickly begin scrubbing Kitten’s body with a rag. “Gotta get in deep, otherwise your skin’s gonna get all dirty and manky and janky and all that crap.”“Y-Yeah, I can understand that but-““Relax, relax. I know what I’m doing. You think you’re the only person I join in on the shower?”“… huh?”With all that figured out, the shower is over. You quickly bring Kitten out and start drying the everloving shit out of her and yourself with a hair dryer appropriated from Nancy.“Are hair dryers supposed to be incredibly hot?”You nod as you dry off her hair. “Indeed, Kitten!”“You better not come anywhere near my body with that thing!”… “Wouldn’t dream of it!” Okay, stick to towels then.With that done as well, you quickly dress her up in her school uniform. You also get her clad in those black thigh highs you wore a couple of days ago, and you also do up her hair in a neat little ponytail.You hold up the whittle bow Anna appropriated, smiling innocently. Kitten crosses her arms and looks away. That doesn’t mean she’s said no. You quickly tie it to her hair.Anyway, with that done and sorted, what do you want to get done first?> Wake up your staff> Head straight to the Sportsfield> Get breakfast> Other
>>28581463> Wake up your staff
>>28581463> Wake up your staffhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MZlJRzISc8
>>28581463>Can't take hot hair driers.Kitten just lost a tiny but of respect.> Get breakfastNeed energy!
>>28581463> Wake up your staffTIME FOR TANKS.Oh God we're all gonna die.
>>28581463I see Trude knows it's important to look good for tankery.
>>28581463>> Wake up your staff
> Wake up your staff“Let’s go wake up my staff, Kitten.”Kitten simply slouches where she stands, her eyes drooping. “Can I go back to sleep?”“You can ride on my back and sleep, but no more than that, Kitten.”You quickly piggyback and Kitten and head out the door. You decide to wake Nancy first. You head up a level and come to her door, then knock. “Nancy! Time for tanks! You ready?”“Getting ready! Come on in, door’s open!”You open up the door and step inside. You adjust your grip on Kitten as you look around. The place was clean as fuck, almost as clean as Kitten’s place. You look over and see Nancy on the end of the bed, getting her socks on. Her shirt is still unbuttoned and her skirt doesn’t look fitted yet.“Sorry, I catch you off guard, Nancy?”She shakes her head, “Nah, nah. I actually wake up a minute ago and decided to get dressed.”You nod, chuckling. “Ah, I see. Punctual as ever. Hope you’re not wearing your jammies underneath!”She shakes her head, smiling innocently. “I sleep in the nude!”… Ah.Nancy stands up and buttons down her shirt and skirt. “Anyway, President. You think we’re ready to do this?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28581413>>28581435>>28581463What a great way to start the day.
>>28581615> BoastOf course! Time to test ourselves against the real deal!
>>28581615>> BoastI'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALL WEEK.
>>28581615>> BoastGotta keep esprit de corps high.Also, damn Nancy. You could catch a cold!
>>28581615> BoastAs ready as a newbie team will ever be.Also...>get her clad in those black thigh highs>do up her hair in a neat little ponytail>whittle bowI love the little details that make it easier to visualize and draw Kitten.Also, here's a roughly drawn Gertrude.Lemme know if it requires any improvements or additional details and stuff.
> Boast“Of course! It’s what we’ve been training for, isn’t it?”Nancy nods as she gets her blazer on. “Right, it is! I won’t let you down, promise!”You pat Nancy shoulder. “Nancy, the only way you can let me down is if you stop being you.” She blushes a little at that, grinning. “Anyway, Nancy. Let’s go wake up Lisa and Ramirez.”You leave Nancy’s dorm and head on over to Lisa’s place. You knock on her door. “Lisa! It’s time for tanks!”“I’m coming, I’m coming!” Lisa opens her door, yawning heavily. “Whooooo… Time for tanks.” She carries her blazer over her shoulder, looking tired as all hell. “Anyway, guess we’re all ready.”You nod. “Just gotta get Ramirez.”“I’m already here.”All of you jump in fright as you greeted by Ramirez, standing next to you as if she’d always been there. “Where the fuck did you come from?”“My dorm?”… Well, she’s not wrong.“Okay,” you sigh, calming down a little. “Crew’s all assembled.”> Head to the Sportsfield> Get breakfast> Other
>>28581743>> Get breakfast
>>28581743> Get breakfastHow can we tank without eating the most important meal of the day?
> Get breakfast
>>28581743>> Get breakfastHow are we to be expected to win against overwhelming odds if we skip our breakfast of champions?
>>28581839Steak and eggs. the meal before heading o the front lines
> Get breakfast“Welp, time for breakfast girls, where we eating?”All of them, including Kitten, say, “Denny’s.”Thus, you find yourself at the local Denny’s ordering some blueberry pancakes with a side of eggs and bacon. Nancy orders herself the same thing as well, while Lisa and Ramirez simply order skillets.As for Kitten, well…“Why is Kitten sharing your pancakes with you?”You shrug, Kitten is leaning into the wall of your booth, trying futilely to stay awake. “I don’t think she’s that awake enough for a full breakfast.” You quickly take a bit of pancake with your fork and aim at Kitten’s mouth. “Here comes the train! Choo choo!”“Choo…” Kitten groggily says, “choo… fuck you.”You giggle and shove it into her mouth. She chews it slowly.Lisa says, “So, I’m ready for the match. Been studying up on tank driving last night.” She looks over at you. “You done much studying on tanks, Boss?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28581904>Choo choo fuck youMy sides.> Neutral
>>28581904>Boast If there is one thing we actually enjoy studying, it's tanks
>>28581904> BoastThere's definite improvement compared to the beginning. Trudy can probably understand at least half the tank terminologies by now!
> NeutralYou shrug. “Oh, haven’t found a chance to actually.” They all look at you skeptically. “But I’m prepared for today’s match up. I’m sure if we all pull together and batten down the hatches, we can snatch this victory out from under them like a Tom and Jerry cartoon.”Ramirez says, “I like Tom and Jerry.”“Anyway,” says Lisa. “Glad you’re at least confident, Boss.” She takes a bite of her skillet. “Gotta say though, the match does look pretty daunting.”You wave her off, chuckling under your breath. “Oh, Lisa. Relax. We got this!”With that, you all finish off your breakfasts, tip the waitress, and head on over to the Sportsfield. You’re still carrying Kitten on your back, and contrary to your earlier though, she doesn’t appear to have gotten anymore awake from riding on your back. That’s a real shame.“Kitten,” you say. “You awake?”“No,” she says back.“Just checking then.” You roll your eyes and smirk a little.[1/2]
>>28582160[2/2]You arrive at the Sports warehouse, and the first thing that instantly catches your eye is the Churchill I, now back to it’s original paint scheme, and looking a lot more fresher than normal. You whistle admirably at it.“They worked all night on it,” says Mr. Mishka. You look back and see him getting his things together. “Morning, girls.”“Hey, Mr. Mishka!” Lisa quickly runs over and hugs him. “The Freshmen help you get the Churchill together?”Mr. Mishka nods, chuckling. “Indeed, they’re all sleeping on the other side, worn out.” Mr. Mishka points at you. “Miss Pool, I expect you make good use of the Churchill, may be a little rough around the edges, but it’ll be one of your better tanks I’m sure.”You nod, smiling. “Thanks, Mr. Mishka. I really appreciate all you’ve done for us.”He waves you off, wheezing out a laugh. “Hey! I’m just in it for the tanks and the money!” He offers his hand. “Good luck in the match with Heinlein.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
We ARE a bitch.
> Polite“Thanks, Mr. Mishka.” You shake his hand firmly. “I won’t let you down.”Mr. Mishka shrugs. “Oh, of course not, wouldn’t dream of it!” He pats Lisa on the shoulder. “I’ll see you later, Lisa.”“Yeah, see you Mr. Mishka,” says Lisa.With that, Mr. Mishka heads out, waving goodbye as he goes. You and your staff head over to the M4 Sherman. You set Kitten down by the suspension, and then you rustle her hair playfully. She’s already fast asleep.You look over at the Churchill, and true to Mr. Mishka’s word, you can see the Freshmen sleeping, their backs against the Churchill, leaning on each other. They’re all grease stained and dirty, their white shirts showing signs of oil stains and muck. Now that’s just adorable.> Talk to your staff> Wake up the Freshmen> Other
>>28582331> Wake up the Freshmen> OtherWe need to rename them to something a little more appropriate. How about Team Lomax?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lomaxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lomax
>>28582331>Wake the FreshmanNeed to make sure they have enough time to eat, wash, and change clothes before the match
>>28582331> Wake up the Freshmen> OtherGet some coffee and maybe breakfast ready for them when they do wake up.
>>28582331> Talk to your staffLet the freshies recharge as much as they can.
>>28582331>>Wake the FreshmanRise and shine cupcakes.
> Wake up the FreshmenYou lightly pat Cathy’s cheek. “Hey, Cathy, wake up.”Cathy rouses up from her slumber, yawning deeply. “Guh… what time is it?”You check the time. Around 5:30 actually. “Around 5:30. You guys were here all night?”“Well,” Cathy rubs her eyes, her arm rousing Tara to her left and the movement rousing Ashleigh to her right. “I suppose we did. We got the Churchill up and running.”You nod, smiling. “You sure did.” You pat her head. “Get yourselves up, we’re gonna be heading out soon.”Cathy nods, standing up. All the other Freshmen wake up as well, stretching and yawning tiredly. “Alright, thanks, Gertrude,” says Cathy. “Think we did okay with the Churchill though?” She waves over at the newly restored Churchill I.> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28582524>> BoastYa dun good.
>>28582524> BoastOf course!
>>28582524>> BoastThey won't know what hit them
>>28582524> PoliteIt's still a Churchill, isn't it?
>>28582524>BoastHell yeah you did
> Boast“Of course!” You pat the Churchill’s hull, a dull thud resonating with each pat. “Hell, it’s heavy, it’s slow, but damn if it ain’t now one of our better tanks.” You snap your finger at her. “You take care of this thing, Cathy.”Cathy nods violently. “I will! We all will!”You snap your finger again. “Ramirez.” Ramirez quickly slides over to you. “Get us all some coffee and maybe something to eat.”“Righto.” Ramirez leaves the sports warehouse. As she leaves, the Polish Student Association and the Sewing Club arrive, in the midst of a chat actually.Anna says, “-and that’s why I love silk!”“Ah, I can agree with that actually,” says Janek. They all notice you and wave. “Hey, Gertrude.”You nod at them. “Girls, ready for tanks?”They all nod vigorously. “We’re well rested and well prepared for the day’s events. You can count on us,” says Anna.> Talk to your staff> Talk to the Freshmen> Talk to Sewing Club> Talk to the Polish> Other
>>28582669> Talk to the PolishThe freshmen are dedicated. The Sewing Club have shown their abilities several times. Time to inspect the Poles.
>>28582669>> Talk to the Polish
>>28582669> OtherWhere's the Rifles?inb4 they tricked out the SU-122 with camo netting and foliage.
>>28582669>> Talk to the PolishTime to check if Schteel gave them some personality.
>>28582669> Talk to the Polish
> Talk to the Polish“Janek, Terry, Gussie, George. It’s good to see all of you- OH MY GOD OLGIERD!” You squee out as you start petting Olgierd. “He’s soooo cute!”Janek chuckles. “Yeah, Olgierd’s a real chick magnet.” She snaps her finger, “Anyway, we got this thing handled and squared away. You can count on us to bring them to you when the shit gets real, Gertrude!”You pat her shoulder. “I can always count on a Polack. Thanks, Janek. All of you, thanks for doing this.”Terry pumps her fists. “Yes! Let’s get this ball rolling!”Gussie jumps. “ACTION STATIONS!”Janek waves over to the Stuart. “LET’S DO THIS!” They all shout and cheer.“Whoa-whoa hold on!” They quickly rush past you and down to the Stuart. You shout, “WAIT!” They quickly stop in their tracks and look back at you. “Just… hold on for the rest of the crews okay?”With that, the Aviation Studies Club arrives, along with the Rifle Team.That seems to be just about everyone.> Talk to your staff> Talk to a crew (Specify)> Other
>>28582899> Talk to a crew (Bearcat)As one of our carry tanks, they've got a particularly important role here. Shame we couldn't afford that spaced armor.
>>28582899> Talk to a crew (Bearcat)
>>28582899Bearcat.We can talk to the freshman once the coffee and food gets here
>>28582899>OtherNow is the perfect time to get the Otakus to join, you guiseApart from me still being butthurt about that>Talk to a crew (Bearcat)
> Talk to a crew (Bearcat)“Marina, good to see you all. Ready for today’s match?”Marina nods. “We’re ready and willing!”Jenny says, “We’ve all been studying hard on what makes tanks tick! Turns out their engines aren’t all that much different from plane engines!”Katya says, “Yep! Hopefully once we beat Heinlein, we can start talking engine upgrades, maybe get us one of those engines from an M1 Abrams.”“A jet engine?” says Lidya. “Are you nuts?”Katya shakes her head. “No, I’m smart.”You chuckle. “Actually, girls that stuff’s not Tankery legal. We gotta stay in historical lines you know?”Their expressions drop a little. “Oh,” says Marina. “That’s depressing. Was really hoping we could get a big gun on our tank. Maybe a giant uh… something. Maybe a 75.”You shrug. “Hey, work with what you got.”“Of course, Gertrude.”With that, Ramirez arrives, carting in a shitload of coffee and biscuits. Everyone immediately crowds the wagon for coffee.> Get some Coffee and Biscuits> Talk to your staff> Talk to a crew (Specify)> Other
>>28583104>Talk to a crew (Needlepoint)
>>28583104> Get some Coffee and BiscuitsAahhh, civilization.
Are there any Male teams, or is the competition exclusive to Females.
>>28583154Exclusive to females.
>>28583104> Talk to a crew (Minie)Also, KV-122s are a thing. Heh, heh, heh.
>>28583104>> Get some Coffee and Biscuits
>>28583154>Men doing tankeryWhat a bizarre idea.
>>28583104>Talk to a crew (Needlepoint)What about them uniforms?
>>28583104> Talk to a crew (Minie)
>>28583104>> Get some Coffee and BiscuitsShare with Kitten.
>>28583154What are you, gay? Tank competitions are about as feminine as you can get.
>>28583197They said there still working on them
>>28583184What kind of self-respecting men would agree to crew a tank?Men don't need armor, or treads, they need a rifle in their hands and boots on their feet!Pedites pugnas decernent!
>>28583104> Talk to a crew (Minie)I like Katya's moxie.
>>28583208I bet that fags from tumblr.Durr I was only born a men, I am totally a woman, so it's completely natural for me to crew a tank!
> Get some Coffee and BiscuitsYou quickly grab two cups of coffee and two biscuits for yourself and Kitten. Kitten’s probably not awake enough to drink a hot cup of coffee, but hell, you can at least try. You tap the cup against Kitten’s cheek. She rouses enough to take it from you and take a sip, flinching a little at the heat.“God, I hate coffee,” says Kitten.“Get used to it,” you say. “We’re tankers now, Coffee is our national drink!”“Yay.”You take a large sip of coffee, and immediately feel an incredibly amount of energy surging into your body. You sigh and check the time. 6:15.Nancy says, “We have to be at the loading station by 7, President.”Ah. That’s what you were forgetting. You nod. You look over at everyone. “Everyone! Get to your tanks, we gotta to the loading station by 7 if we want to be the first ones off the boat!”With that, everyone quickly finishes off their coffee and biscuits and heads for their stations.> LAFAYETTE GIRLS ACADEMY> Number of tanks: 6> Gertrude Pool commanding> M4 Sherman (75mm M3) (COMP. SPEC.): Gertrude Pool> Churchill I (2 pndr w/ LJ Adaptor) (COMP. SPEC.): Cathy McDowell> SOMUA S35 (47mm SA 35) (COMP. SPEC.): Anna Eleanor> M5A1 Stuart (37mm M6) (COMP. SPEC.): Janet “Janek” Kos> KV-1S (76.2mm ZiS-5) (COMP. SPEC.): Marina Polikarpov> SU-122 (122mm M-30S) (COMP. SPEC.): Samantha WhitworthYou pop the hatch and hold on as Lisa begins leading the team out of the Warehouse to the Loading Station.> Admire the View> Talk to someone in the Tank (Specify)> Other
>>28583333>> OtherAsk the Omnissaiah's blessing.
>>28583333>OtherALL TANKERS!FOLLOW ME TO GLORY!
>>28583333> Talk to someone in the Tank (Nancy)"Drive me closer! I want to hit them with my sex appeal!"
>>28583333> Admire the ViewThat is to say, use the binoculars to scope out the unsuspecting beach goers.
>>28583333> Admire the ViewI assume there is a view to admire and not endless morning fog.
>>28583333Talk to Nancy while admiring the view
>>28583333>Admire the view
>>28583417>unsuspecting beach goers..at fuck-knows-how-early in the morning?
>>28583333>Admire the ViewTanks maneuvering early in the morning is a beautiful sight> “We’re tankers now, Coffee is our national drink!”While coffee is indeed vital remember that all drivers have to taste coolant fluid at least once.every fluid in the tank must be tasted. A driver should know the taste of every fluid in the tank.Gods I miss that old lunatic driver I had.
>>28583454Sunrise beach sex, duh.
>>28583386We need to get ourself a sword after this battle!
>>28583292It always comes down to the infantry man and his rifle.
>>28583499Man. That game has been fucked in the ass.
>>28583499Yes, the humble infantryman penetrating the rear of a tank with his fist
> Admire the ViewYou bring up some binoculars loaned to you by Captain DuBois and check out where the ship is headed. Past all the morning fog and the brilliant orange sunrise, you can see just barely the destination of the Lafayette Girls Academy.Casablanca. You can make out the metropolis, closing in as the Academyship sails forward.You bring the binoculars down and sigh warmly. It’s right there, waiting for you.Everyone wakes to the sound of tanks rolling down the street, the first time in a couple of decades. Everyone walking by on the street stops by to admire the variety of tanks being thrown into the fight. Some shout words of encouragement.However, what really gets you are the Naval Studies Engineering students. Not just Dory’s crew.But just about the entire Department.They all whoop, shout and cheer you on, waving about rags and signs.Dory is in front of the crowd, cheering you on. “Get ‘em! Gertrude!”You wave her off, grinning. “I will!” Man, you didn’t realize you were popular with the Naval Studies kids. No less, engineering. However, in the crowd, you spot a familiar face. Wendy Kniep. She’s crossed her arms, and she’s looking at you with a barely discernable expression. She simply nods as you go by.With that, you arrive at the Loading Station, and the Naval Studies Merchant kids start directing you onto the loading platform.That Naval Studies Merchant kid you met earlier a week or two back directs you. “Remember to keep all arms and legs in your vehicle at all times until this platform has come to a full and complete stop.”With that, everyone has turned out of their tanks and started idling about, waiting to arrive in Casablanca.> Talk to a crew (Specify)> Talk to your crew> Other
>>28583648> Talk to your crewHope they look forward to TANKERY! And shopping and free time I guess.
>>28583552Hah. That made me chuckle. Nice to see some poetry.>>28583648> Talk to your crewPsst. I remember us having our own binoculars. What happened to those?
>>28583648> Talk to a crew (Freshman)
>>28583703I keep forgetting about those.
>>28583648> Talk to a crew (Minie)
>>28583722She didn't forget those did she?
>>28583648> Talk to a crew (Minie)So, think they can handle the SU-122?
>>28583648>> Talk to a crew (Minie)
> Talk to your crew> Talk to a crew (Minie)As Tara idly plays her banjo as everyone waits to come ashore, you decide to talk to your crew. Lisa is turned up in the drivers hatch, while Nancy and Ramirez on top armor in front of the turret. Kitten’s fast asleep in the co-driver seat.“So, girls. Casablanca. Can you really believe it?”Nancy giggles. “Oh I’m so excited to set foot in Casablanca! It’ll be a real adventure!”Samantha Whitworth in the SU-122 next to you says, “Never been to Casablanca myself! Is it nice?”Lisa says, “One of the nicer cities in Morocco. Speaking of which, we should probably hope some of the locals know how to speak English.”Megan Enfield over in the SU-122 says, “We’ll only be there a week. It’s not like we gotta learn the language or anything.”You chuckle. “Hey, girls,” you point at Samantha. “Hope you’re well prepared for the SU-122. It’s one of our heavy hitters.”Samantha gives you a smile and a thumbs up. “We’re always ready!”Natalya says, “No, we’re not.”“Natalya, shut up.”With that, there’s an Alarm, signaling the ship has come to a stop. A red light activates on a nearby post, and immediately the loading platform begins sliding out horizontally towards a large red scaffolding tower, kinda like the ones you see in Astronaut movies.Soon, you’re descending downwards. Nancy looks back at you, grinning. “Are you excited for Casablanca, President?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28583932>> BoastFuck the hell yes.
>>28583932> BoastReady to roll out!
>>28583932>> BoastHELL YEAH MOTHERFUCKER
>>28583932> BoastIt's motherfucking Casablanca.
> Boast“Of course I’m excited! Dry land, foreign cuisine, new people to meet, hell maybe there’s a tank museum in town we can borrow tanks from.”Lisa says, “Of course, I’ll keep my ear low to the ground if there is a tank museum in town, Boss.”You nod. “Don’t strain yourself, Lisa.”“You’re asking me but not Ramirez?” She nods over to Ramirez, who’s simply staring off into space, idle.You shrug. “Ramirez has it figured it for the most part.”Lisa rolls her eyes. “Eh, figures.”The platforms comes to a huge thud of a halt as it hits the Casablanca Marina. The smaller vehicles like cars and trucks are let off first, while the tanks come last. Nancy says, “Remember, we have to be at the designated staging area by 11:00 O’Clock.” Lisa nods.“I’ll get us there.”With that, the convoy of tanks rolls on down the pier.You’re suddenly cast in a shadow. You look up, funny, there’s no clouds in the sky. You look over and OH.“Whoa!” shouts Lisa. “Is that-“Ramirez says, “Robert A. Heinlein Military Academy.”> “It’s huge!”> “I think I can make out some tanks up there!”> “Holy shit!”> Other
>>28584161>All of the above
>>28584161> “Holy shit!”BIIIIIG.
>>28584192Yeah, let's go with that.I would've opted for stunned silence otherwise.
>>28584161>> “It’s huge!”>> “I think I can make out some tanks up there!”>> “Holy shit!”
>>28584161>All three"Holy shit, it's huge. I think I can make out some tanks up there!"
>>28584161> “It’s huge!”
>>28584161>OtherWe're fucked! IT'S HOPELESS!SQUAD BROKEN!
> Get out, comment on anything, comment on EVERYTHING!“It’s huge!”Lisa nods. “Apparently it’s the biggest United States Academyship in service at 17 kilometers.”Nancy is wide-eyed with shock. “Jesus Christ! How did we not notice that when we docked in here!?”You bring up your binoculars, “Holy shit…” you say under your breath. Through the glass, you can barely make out the olive drab silhouettes against the gray coating of the Academyship, rolling along. “I think I can see their tanks.”“What have they got?” asks Nancy.You sigh. “All of them.”They all look at you concerned. Fuck it, brave face time. You bring your binoculars down and look over at Lisa. “Lisa, double time it, let’s at least beat these punks to the Staging Area!”Everyone immediately buttons up. The convoy of tanks rushes past into the city.Funny thing about Tankery, it’s almost an international pastime, and it’s no different in Morocco. You’re given a police escort through the city, and as you pass, you see signs in Moroccan, French, and English, all advertising venues for watching the Lafayette vs. Heinlein match. People wave and cheer you as you roll on by, and you politely wave back at them.However, there’s no time to stop. You arrive at the staging area, a small field outside the city limits near the planned Battlefield. All of your tanks are lined up, waiting for Heinlein to show up. The judges have also arrived, standing at attention.> Talk to your crew> Talk to a crew (Specify)> Talk to the judges> Other
>>28584374That's not an academyship, that's a fucking CITYSHIP.
>>28584374>> Talk to the judges
>>28584374> Talk to the judgesFriendly greetings and thanks for presiding over the match.
>>28584374>17 kilometersdid the US and World GDPs like quintuple when we didnt notice
>>28584374>> Talk to the judgesIs it okay for them to bring all thier tanks?
>>28584419Instead of Cold War we Tankery.
>17 kilometersIt'd be amongst the biggest, if not THE actual biggest, ship in GuP.
>>28584419Since they are almost exclusively crewed by women, the concept of penis envy applies, clearly
>>28584492The biggest ship I could find on Wikipedia was some oil tanker at 458 meters.That is absolutely gigantic.
>>28584492>>285845312 kilometers short of a Super Star Destroyer...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwteHQoYfLQ> Talk to the judges“Good morning, Judges.” You offer your hand to them, which all three of them shake. “Gertrude Pool, Lafayette Girls Academy Tankery Captain.”They all nod.“Remi Takashima.”“Hibiki Inatomi.”“Kanon Sasogawa.”You nod, smiling. “It’s nice to meet all of you. Thanks for presiding over the match, it really means a lot considering we’re a pretty new team to this Tankery business.”Kanon smiles. “Oh, it’s nothing. The life of a Judge demands we travel, this is no different.”“So, how many tanks are we allowed to bring to this match?”Remi says, “The minimum today will be Six. Heinlein will arrive and select six, while presumably you all will use these six tanks you brought.”You nod. “Alright, thank you.” They all nod at you, and with that you return to your crews.Kitten has finally awoken herself and is turned out in the co-driver hatch. “So, tanks huh.”You nod, smiling a little. “Yeah. Tanks.” Everyone starts going quiet, and you look over curiously, only to see on the horizon your opponent in the match.Robert A. Heinlein.All of their tanks have arrived, in a neat V-formation. They are all painted olive drab, with naught but the RHMA Sigil denoting them as Heinlein Academy property. They all stop across your tanks, and their crews start dismounting.One of them walks over, a blonde girl your height, clad in her grey Tankery Uniform. She smiles and offers her hand. “You must be Gertrude Pool. ‘Ace’ Levy, nice to finally meet you.”> OPPOSING TEAM ENCOUNTERED> ROBERT A. HEINLEIN MILITARY ACADEMY> AMANDA “ACE” LEVY COMMANDING> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28584594> PoliteWe die now.
>>28584594> PoliteGotta make a fine first impression.>>28584650It's a good day to die~
>>28584594>BoastYou're dead meatThink of the moral boast guise!!
>>28584594> PoliteLet's not make a bad impression.
>>28584676>It's a good day to dieWhen you know the reasons whyCitizens, we fight for what is right!>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXAtdTaCVLs
>>28584594>> PoliteIt so nice to meet you, thanks for this practice map (we need a match history thing to qualify for the world tournament thing), I heard great and amazing things about you from Octavia!
Fun fact: you can't just turn a 38(t) to a Hetzer. GuP got it wrong.
> PoliteYou shake her hand firmly. “That’s me.” Ace looks particularly elated. “It’s real nice to meet you too, Ace. Thanks for consenting to this match on short notice.”Ace nods, grinning. “Ah, it’s no trouble at all. Tankery is Tankery, shells are shells, Panzer vor means Panzer vor, all that stuff I declare. I suppose y’all want a match history to get into that World Tournament.”You nod. “Well, yeah.”“We’re here to oblige you then.” Ace puts crosses her hands her hips, seemingly trying to suppress a laugh. “Gotta admit,” she looks over at all the tanks, the Yellow and black KV-1S and the Polish flag Stuart for starters. “All y’all are braver than I take for you.”You shrug. “Well, gotta work with what you got.”She laughs, slapping your back. “Understandable! Anyway, we’ll give y’all an even fight.” She looks back at her dismounted crews. “Dizzy! Red! Round up the trainees!” she shouts.With that, all the tank commanders line up in front of their tanks.> LAFAYETTE GIRLS ACADEMY> Number of tanks: 6> Gertrude Pool commanding> M4 Sherman (75mm M3) (COMP. SPEC.): Gertrude Pool> Churchill I (2 pndr w/ LJ Adaptor) (COMP. SPEC.): Cathy McDowell> SOMUA S35 (47mm SA 35) (COMP. SPEC.): Anna Eleanor> M5A1 Stuart (37mm M6) (COMP. SPEC.): Janet “Janek” Kos> KV-1S (76.2mm ZiS-5) (COMP. SPEC.): Marina Polikarpov> SU-122 (122mm M-30S) (COMP. SPEC.): Samantha Whitworth> VERSUS> ROBERT A. HEINLEIN MILITARY ACADEMY> Number of Tanks: 6> Amanda “Ace” Levy commanding> M24 Chaffee (ELITE): Amanda “Ace” Levy> M4A3E2 Sherman (76mm M1) (COMP. SPEC.): Isabella “Dizzy” Flores> M4A3E2 Sherman (76mm M1) (COMP. SPEC.): Renee “Red” Greene> M4 Sherman (105mm M4) (COMP. SPEC.): Irena “Jelly” Jelal> M4A3E8 Sherman (76mm M1) (COMP. SPEC.): Ashlynn “Blacky” Blackstone> M4A3E8 Sherman (76mm M1) (COMP. SPEC.): Katrina “Madre” Migliaccio[1/2]
>>28584904[2/2]The Judges all line up. “Now then, the Showmatch between Robert A. Heinlein Military Academy and Lafayette Girls Academy shall commence! Bow!”All of you bow to the commander across from you. With that, you return to your Sherman. “Alright, positions everyone.”All the tanks begin moving out to their respective areas.Nancy looks up at you from her position in the gunner’s seat. “Gotta say, that Ace Levy is a sporting one, trainees to face trainees.”Lisa says, “Think we’ll be okay, Boss?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28584924>> NneutralWell, we'll give them a fight at least.
>>28584924>> Neutraland a derp sherman huh....
>>28584924> NeutralThe line-up was about as expected, save for that single 105.Guess they're gonna go for the plateau as well.Ace might try to solo blitz through the forest like it was the motherfucking Ardennes.
>>28584924> BoastThey don't stand a chance
>>28584993...Cause that worked out so well last time, right?
>>28585021Why yes, it did.
>>28585036Well, work and decisive actions always work!Just like Barbarossa!
>>28585078Barbarossa would have worked if Hitler didn't go full retard and had waited until the following spring.
>>28584924>> NeutralTie breaker! Let's see how the dice rolls, lets take capitalize on every mistake they make.
> Neutral“I think we’ll be fine, Lisa. Just everyone pull it together and don’t lose your cool.”With that, you arrive at the starting position. You turn out the hatch and observe the skies, waiting for the starting flare. You say over the radio, “Alright everyone. Remember the plan. We all head to the Hill, the Churchill and the SU-122 take the western side while the rest of us take the southern. The Stuart will split off from us and try to lure them into our killzone. Everything goes as planned, we have this in the bag, understood?”Everyone shouts, “Yes!”You lean back, biting your lip. Then a flare burst out from the woods and explodes brilliantly in the sky.The judges over your radio say, “Begin!”All of your tanks begin moving forward as planned.> Note: Enemy tanks may try to perform TACTICAL MANUEVERS against you. Countering will cost half of what it normally costs, save for 1 point maneuvers which are free to counter.> COMMAND POINTS: 13> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Proceed as planned> Make an adjustment to the plan> Other
>>28585159> Proceed as planned
>>28585159> Proceed as plannedPlans may not survive contact with the enemy, but we'll deal with that when we make contact
>>28585121>Hitler didn't go full retardWell there's the problem.That fucking Bohemian upstart ruined fucking everything
>>28585159This plan is too obvious. Time to shake it up a little. Have the Stuart, Churchill, and SU 122 continue with the plan. Everyone sets up in town, to prepare a flanking maneuver.
>>28585159Maintain radio discipline and keep your eyes open and head on a swivel.Use our granddad binocs to the fullest.
> Proceed as plannedPlan’s fine so far, you stay turned out as your tanks rush through the little town and out onto the hill. You keep your binocs up and eyes glued to the lenses, you don’t want any mistakes here.“This is Team Wojtek! We’re about to meet up with the enemy!”You say, “Roger, Wojtek. Remember, just get their attention and run. Don’t try and fight.”“Got it, you can count on us!”In good time, all of your tanks arrive at the hill, with the Churchill and the SU-122 digging on the West side and your tanks digging in on the southernmost side.Now just comes the waiting. You drum your fingers on the turret top, leaning back. Next to you, Marina has turned out in the KV-1S, looking out with her own set of binocs. Everyone appears more or less focused. That’s good, that’s what you need, focus.You hear some far off booms to the west. You bring up your binoculars, sure enough, you can see the Stuart, in all it’s white and red glory racing towards you. You can also see Heinlein’s tanks coming after at it, firing shot after shot and missing.You count the tanks. The two Jumbos, the two Easy 8s, and even the Elite Chaffee. The 105 appears to be missing.> COMMAND POINTS: 13> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Wait for them to come to you> Roll down the hill and engage> Other
>>28585447>> INTUITION: - 1 CP>> Wait for them to come to youUse the intuition to find the location of the 105.
>>28585447>> Wait for them to come to you
>>28585447> Wait for them to come to youSteady, ladies.
>>28585515Only use I can see of the 105 is as suppression by kicking dirt up in the air on the hill.If it was intended to flank then they should have sent one of the EZ8s
>>28585447>> Wait for them to come to youHOLD FIRE TILL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THIER EYES
>>28585447> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Wait for them to come to youGotta have that hunch on where that missing one might pop out to surprise us
>>28585447> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Wait for them to come to you
>>28585584Hell, that Chafee would have been way better as a flanking element.
> Wait for them to come to you> INTUITION: - 1 CPYou think, where could that 105 be… perhaps it’s coming around to flank you. But where? You quickly remember the road to your north isn’t secure as you think it is.You button up and shout at Nancy, “Nancy, get ready to fire once they’re in range.” You look down at Kitten. “Kitten, let everyone know they’re about to come into our zone.”“Righto!” says Kitten. She quickly relays your orders to the other teams.“On my mark, get ready to fire.” The tanks start closing in, over a kilometer away and closing. Now about 950… 900… “Fire!”Every gun you have fires. Some of them splash short, but some manage to impact the Jumbos, barely scratching them. They immediately turn their turrets at you, then turn to come at you in formation. The Jumbos first, then the E8s, then the Chaffee.> COMMAND POINTS: 12> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Let them come at you.> Roll down the hill and engage> Retreat to the town> Other
>>28585777>> Let them come at you.Gunners, weapons free, adjust at will
>>28585777>OtherSend someone to guard that street after our initial volley
>>28585777>> Let them come at you.
>>28585777> Let them come at you.>Send Wotjek to recon road behind us.They can't pen from the front anyway. Might as well send em round the back and see whats happening.
>>28585777> Let them come at you.> OtherHave the Stuart or Somua hunt down the lone 105 via P3028.Their guns won't do much against the Jumbos and E8s here, so it might be better to tie down or disable the 105 with a track shot.I'm tempted to have the Sherman and KV sortie to get those side and rear shots, but I guess we'll save that for the urban battle.
> Let them come at you“None of our shots are putting any holes in them!”True to Cathy’s word, the Jumbos are getting a lot of nasty scratches but no penetrating shots. Any shots that fly over them are absorbed by the E8’s cast turret armor or simply bite dirt. You grit your teeth, those Jumbos are OP as fuck.They begin climbing the hill, slowly and steadily.The SU-122 fires a shot, slamming into the side of an E8, and they are rewarded with a little white flag.> KO: M4A3E8 (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: TEAM MINIEYou pump your fist as Team Minie cheers over the radio.“WE DID IT!” shouts Samantha. “WE GOT ONE OF THEM!”“This is Wojtek!” shouts Janek. “We see a tank coming out of the woods! Looks like the 105!”You turn out slightly and bring up your binoculars to observe the rear. You can see the 105, frontal armor pointed at you, and turret aimed at you. It fires a shot and tosses the SOMUA to the side.“THEY GOT US!” screams Anna.“We’re fine, Anna!” says Bess. “They just missed us!”“What? We’re still alive!? FUCK IT! KEEP FIRING!”> COMMAND POINTS: 12> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Stay where you are> Retreat> Charge the Jumbos, the E8, and the Chaffee> Other
>>28586070>Charge the Jumbos, the E8, and the ChaffeeTHIS IS IT GIRLS, THE MOMENT OF TRIUMPH
>>28586070>> RetreatFuck, I might just be paranoid from playing xcom all day, but we aren't exactly in a nice spot.
>>28586070>OtherEveryone get behind the crest of the hill and engage the 105 and take it out. After that haul ass to the town.
>>28586070> OtherCharge the 105.KV and Aviation team, here's your chance at redemption.Have the Church angle itself to block incoming shots from the main enemy force, then make an orderly retreat.Looks like it might end up as a forest battle.
>>28586125The hill is a better position than the town considering we've only eliminated one Sherman and they're still packing Jumbos and a Chaffee.
>>28586070So yeah, also voting for all guns on the 105 and then retreat maybe to that smaller hill to the west?
>>28586070It's aiming at use, do some sidewinding to keep its attention.
>>28586070>Charge the 105!The 105 is meant to make us panic and descend into their main force, letting them win a brawl. Take out the 105, retreat into the woods, set up another ambush with Dem Crazy Polacks actively scouting but not luring.
> Other“Lisa, take us behind the crest of the hill!” You look down at Kitten. “Kitten, tell Anna and Marina to reverse behind the crest! We’re gonna turn around take down that 105!”The KV-1S, the Sherman, and the SOMUA S35 begin reversing. The shots from the Jumbo, the E8, and the Chaffee have stopped. All of you traverse your tanks around and meet the 105, which begins backing up, firing another shot you. It misses again.“Fire!” you scream.All of your tanks fire at the 105 simultaneously. A few shots slam into the side and the turret ring, prompting an immediate white flag.> KO: M4 SHERMAN (105) (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: TEAM BEARCATYou sigh with relief, then you remember there are four tanks down there that are very angry and more well armored than you.In fact, you see one of them crest the hill right now, the Chaffee, which races past you and immediately puts a hole in the KV-1S’s track.> MOBILITY KILL: KV-1S (COMP. SPEC.)> COMMAND POINTS: 12> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Stay where you are> Retreat to the town> Retreat into the forest> Every man for himself!> Other
>>28586357>> Retreat into the forestThe town doesn't sound like fun with jumbos.
>>28586357> Retreat to the townCan they repair a mobility kill?
>>28586357>> Retreat into the forestJust as we practiced a few days ago.
>>28586357> Retreat to the townWe didn't just learn a Manuver for town combat for nothing, now did we?
>>28586419Actually the plan was to retreat to the town.> Retreat to the town CAREFULLYTry our best to save Bearcat but once the other tanks come over the top, we're probably going to have to ditch them.
>>28586357>Retreat into the forestTeam Bearcat must Adopt Soviet Tank Strategy! They can still shoot!Out of commission, become a pillbox. Out of ammo, become a bunker. Out of time, become heroes.
>>28586357> Retreat to the townWelp, time to displace.>>28586412>Can they repair a mobility kill?I'm guessing yes, if they get some breathing room.There's no stopping Heinlein from finishing them off right now though.
>>28586460We need to a airplane equivalent to their situation. Not sure if we're able give them the time they need to repair their track
>>28586357> Stay where you areBy leaving the hill you're giving up the advantages of high ground to the enemy who will shoot you in the back without a rear guard.Destroy the Chaffee and retreat to the reverse of the slop. Once there shoot the Shermans as they try crest the hill.
>>28586568They already have though
>>28586568Well there's the crux of the problem. How do we take out that Chaffee?It's an Elite Chaffee and its right in among us. We might end up blasting each other.
>>28586563"Your engine is out, but you are above an enemy and have enough energy for one more pass before you ditch."
>>28586605Simple answer to that:It's fast, so it's probably lightly armored. Get one or two of our group to box it in, and a third to pull RAMMING SPEED on its ass.
>>28586630Let's use that, if we need to ditch them. I feel bad but our position is compromised
> Retreat to the town“Everyone! Make for the town!” Everyone but the Churchill immediately begins orienting to the town.Marina shouts, “We’ll hold them for as long as we can!”A shot slams into the KV-1S’s rear, popping the white flag.> KO: KV-1S (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M4A3E2 SHERMAN (COMP. SPEC.)“Well, that wasn’t long,” says Jenny.The Chaffee performs a flawless Nishizumi Hook around the SU-122 as well, putting a shot into the weak side armor, and popping a white flag.> KO: SU-122 (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M24 CHAFFEE (ELITE)“We’re done for!” shouts Samantha.“They’re killing us!” screams Cathy.By now, the Shermans have started cresting the hill. They begin setting sights on the Churchill, blasting it with everything they’ve got, blasting several road wheels apart.“THIS ISN’T FAIR AT ALL!” screams Tara.> MOBILITY KILL: CHURCHILL I (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO M4A3E2 SHERMAN (COMP. SPEC.)With that, you, the SOMUA, and the Stuart make for the town. To your great relief, the Shermans don’t follow you.To your utter horror, the Chaffee is, and it’s pulling every which away to dodge shots from the SOMUA and the Stuart.> M24 CHAFFE IS ATTEMPTING SIDEWINDER> COMMAND POINTS: 12> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Continue to the town and hide> Stand and fight the Chaffee> Other
>>28586708FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK> Continue to the town and hide
>>28586708>Stand and fight the ChaffeeSTAND YOURGROUND
>>28586708>Continue to town and hidewe can negate the Chaffee's speed advantage by bogging it down in urban combat
>>28586708Jesus this went to shit quick> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Continue to the town and hideIntuition the best way back to the city without being to verniable to the sidewinder
>>28586708> Continue to the town and hideHoly shit. Pop smoke!
>>28586708> INTUITION - 1 CPWe are still in this!Also we need to learn the teams how to pull off a cordinated retreat
>>28586708Use the oddball
> Continue to the town and hideYou’re definitely not going to outrun a Chaffee but at least the suppressive fire is slowing her down. You reach the main road of the town, then enter it proper.“Everyone, split up!” you shout.> KO: CHURCHILL I (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M4A3E8 SHERMAN (COMP. SPEC.)“This is Cathy! They finally got us!”The Sherman takes a left and into an alley. You look behind yourself, and sure enough, the Chaffee’s gone.You consider the situation. One: You have three tanks left against their four. Two: An Elite Chaffee is not alone with you, you’re alone with an Elite Chaffee. It’s going to take some serious cunning to try and pull this one off.> COMMAND POINTS: 12> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Set up ambush positions> Engage the Chaffee where you can> Other
>>28586965>> Set up ambush positionsWe personally will distract the Chaffee
>>28586965>> INTUITION: - 1 CP>> Set up ambush positions
>>28586965> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Set up ambush positions
>>28586965> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Set up ambush positions for the chaffee>Oddball a Sherman -2 CP
>>28586965>Intuition>Oddball the Chaffee
>>28586965> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Set up ambush positionsWe need an idea on where we can cleverly hide our tanks in a way that allows for best surprise but also allows for quick escape We are going to be using Oddball very soon, I know
>>28587061thing is they can counter by just spending one CP which is like nothing to a vet like Ace.
> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Set up ambush positionsYou predict that the Shermans will arrive just five minutes or so, that leaves you with enough time to get yourself into a good place to ambush the other tanks. The Sherman chugs out of the alleyway out and into the street.“Anna, Janek, find some place to hide. We’re going to start dancing circles around these Shermans, you got it?”“Loud and clear!” says Janek.“Got it!” says Anna.Using your own intuition, the Sherman plonks itself in a narrow alley between two restaurants. Now you wait for either the Chaffee or a Sherman. You tug at your shirt collar, you just now realized you’re sweating bullets. You now hear a loud engine over your own engine noise. You peer through the periscope, and yep, that’s an E8 coming up the street and into your sights.“Nancy, hit him.”> KO: M4A3E8 SHERMAN (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: GERTRUDE’S CREWEveryone cheers, clapping and giving each other high fives. You calm them down, “Alright, alright, don’t everyone shout all at once. Lisa, get us some place new.”> KO: M4A3E2 SHERMAN (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: TEAM NEEDLEPOINT“This is Anna! We just got one! Blew his engine to bits!”The Sherman drives out of the alleyway, and suddenly it shakes with the force expected from a glancing hit. “What was that!?” shouts Nancy. You look to right, oh, that E8 had a friend. Another Jumbo.> COMMAND POINTS: 11> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Engage the Jumbo> Run the fuck away> Other
>>28587201>Run the fuck awayGotta go fast!
>>28587201>> OtherFull speed ahead, through the buildings we go.
>>28587201fuck it, let's finish this now.
>>28587201>> Run the fuck awayWe don't have the firepower to get through that frontal armor. RUN LIKE A BITCH.
>>28587201Oddball time gogogo -2 CP
>>28587201>Engage the JumboTHIS IS WHERE WE MAKE OUR STAND
>>28587201Back into the Allery. Fire an HE shell into the building behind you and back through.
>>28587201>OtherCall up Janek to check if she is ready at an ambush spot. Let's lure the jumbo right into their sights!
>>28587201> INTUITION: - 1 CP> OtherLure the Jumbo to Anna's kill zone while avoiding any potential ambush points Ace may be waiting in.
>>28587303Let's try this if not>>28587302this
>>28587303I like it. Get Kitten on the line!
>>28587302Supporting this, the alley has another exit, right?
>>28587302Lets go for this.I do love collateral
>>28587344>>28587342>>28587320If we're fighting to the end, we might as well make a mess
>>28587201>Engage the JumboPlot Armour Go!
> Other“Lisa! Back up! Nancy, bring the turret round! Load High-Explosive!” The Sherman immediately backs into the alley again. The turret is brought level with the building behind the Sherman. “Fire!”A hole is blasted into the building, only enough to blast a hole into the building but not the other side. Whatever.“Keep going!”The Sherman squeezes itself into the building, brick and mortar falling apart all around.Lisa asks nervously, “Uh, Boss, what’s going on out there?”“Eh…” you say as a pile of bricks worryingly bang against the turret top. “Nothing.”The Sherman bursts out the other side of the building, sending that particular section collapsing in on itself.You sigh with relief.> KO: SOMUA S35 (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M24 CHAFFEE (ELITE)“This is Anna! THEY GOT US!”“This is Janek! The Chaffee’s just got the Sewing Club and they’re coming after us!”> COMMAND POINTS: 11> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Set up a new ambush point> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.> Other
>>28587391Never assume we have plot armour. Last time I saw that, the GM went full XCOM on us.
>>28587438>> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.We need to work together.
>>28587438> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.Thatch Weave! Thatch Weave!
>>28587438>Come to Wotjek's aidWe can at least give them a run for their money
>>28587438>> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.
>>28587453Can we set up an ambush while Wojtek lures the Chaffee to us?
>>28587438>> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.Together!
>>28587438Let's use a command point to successfully help them
>>28587438>> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.JANEK, WE'LL BE RIGHT THERE.
>>28587438>INTUITION: - 1 CP>> Set up a new ambush point>> OtherSet a location for Wojtek to lure the Chaffee to. We pull around and hit their rear as they pass. Wojtek then circles around our back about to no doubt hit the remaining jumbo
> Come to Team Wojtek’s aide.“Janek! Bring her to us! We’ll help you out!”“Got it!”You pull out your map of the town and start tracking Janek’s position as she gives you a play-by-play of which streets she’s headed down. The Sherman moves fast, you worry about the suspension a little, it might break down if you stress it too hard.You arrive at a courtyard, wide and very open. “They should be coming up here any sec-“The Stuart races past you.“Oh, there they are.”The Stuart turns away from you and starts heading up the courtyard. Immediately afterwards the Chaffee comes in, taking a shot and hitting their turret with a very unsatisfying explosion. Surprisingly, there’s no white flag.“Ah! The gun’s jammed!” screams Janek.> WEAPONRY KILL: M5A1 STUART (COMP. SPEC.)The Chaffee points it turret at you and start barreling at you. Nancy fires a shot, to which the Chaffee dodges. It immediately races past your front, then pulls a Bootlegger’s turn, it’s frontal armor now facing you. Nancy continues bringing the turret around, however the Chaffee starts charging you. Why would it charge you, unless…> M24 CHAFFEE IS ATTEMPTING NISHIZUMI HOOK> COMMAND POINTS: 11> INTUITION: - 1 CP> COUNTER: - 5 CP> Engage> Run away> Other
>>28587627>> COUNTER: - 5 CPIF THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES TO COUNTER AN ACE. THEN DO IT.
>>28587627> COUNTER: - 5 CP
>>28587627>COUNTERMORAL BOOSTING STATEMENT IN WRITTEN IN CAPS
>>28587627>> COUNTER: - 5 CP
>>28587627>white flag.>“Ah! The gun’s jammed!” screams Janek.>> WEAPONRY KILL: M5A1 STUART (COMP. SPEC.)>CounterDo a St. Gloriana!The Sherman has better armor than the Chaffee right???
>>28587627>Ram them30 tons > 18 tons
>>28587627GET FIRED UPhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmBeQFDBxg
>>28587627>COUNTER: - 5 CP
>>28587704>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpB_Jr3h48QTHE YANKEES WILL GO NO FURTHER!
> COUNTER: - 5 CP“Lisa! Orient left now!”The Sherman begins turning left, while moving forward slightly. The Chaffee flicks right then powerslides around you. The Chaffee takes the shot, point blank, and hits you square in the upper glacis. Everyone screams the armor buckles from the shot. You hold on, waiting for the Judging system to call it.…Huh?…Hm, you thought for sure that was a killing shot. Suddenly, the tank shakes again, causing everyone to yelp in surprise. You look out the periscope, and sure enough, the Chaffee has rammed you.“Nancy! Ramirez! Asses and elbows come on!”The both of them recover, and Ramirez loads a new round in.The Chaffee backs up, giving way for the Stuart to come barreling past and crash into the building. The Chaffee finishes it off with a single shot to the engine block.> KO: M5A1 STUART (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M24 CHAFFEEThe Chaffee quickly barrels past you, with Nancy missing a shot on it. It slides around the Courtyard, frontal armor now facing you again.> COMMAND POINTS: 6> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Engage> Run away> Other
>>28587815> The Honorable Approach
>>28587815> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Engage
>>28587815>Run awayWe're fucked
>>28587815>> The Honorable ApproachThere's only one way.
>>28587815Back away. We need to engage the Chaffee somewhere it can't use its ridiculous mobility against us.
>>28587815> INTUITION: - 1 CP> Engage>>28587844Running away isn't going to help, but staying isn't going to do it either.
>>28587815>ENGAGE>The Honorable Approach>RAMMING SPEEDon the off-chance that we manage to take out the Chaffee, I'm betting the remaining Sherman will catch-up with us and plug our ass.
>>28587815> INTUITION: - 1 CP> EngageIf we take down an elite crew, it doesn't matter that we lose the match, we still look AWESOME doing it!
>>28587858>unning away isn't going to help, but staying isn't going to do it either.Well we ran away like the little girls we are ever. single. time. we should have made a stand, no need to start now
>>28587815>> The Honorable Approach
>>28587815> The Honorable ApproachPretty please try to keep the tracks intact.
>>28587815'> INTUITION: - 1 CP>Honourable ApproachLet's see how well they hold up to thirty tons of angry Americans
>>28587869That was because we had a plan. we enacted two successful ambushes and the town is our alamo, we have no place to run and the chaffee is faster then us
>>28587815> The Honorable ApproachFor our first battle against an incredibly hax ace, we're doing remarkably well.
>>28587815> The Honorable ApproachThis ends now.
>>28587865agree with this nigger. besides, it's just a friendly match. Hell, if we manage to beat Ace, I hope that will convince some of the other Ace Crew members to consider joining us.
>>28587898We need our own Ace crew bad.To bad they hate our guts.
>>285879191 out of 5 thinks we're alright
>>28587948Yeah, but she was the one least affected by it. Poole, maybe we get soon. Knisple and Whittman are going to be a bitch.
> The Honorable Approach“Lisa, ramming speed.”The Sherman goes full tilt at the Chaffee. The Chaffee responds with going full tilt towards you as well. Everyone braces themselves as you get ready for the impact. You hang on, your hands shaking, in just a few seconds, you’ll hit the Elite Chaffee.Suddenly, the Chaffee peels right. Lisa screams, “Whoa! Shit!”Oh fuck.The Chaffee’s tracks streaks embers as it powerslides around you, then immediately puts a hole into your side armor. You get blown back by the explosion, your head hitting the hatch. Smoke fills the compartment. You wave some of it away, coughing. “Everyone okay!?”“Yeah!” says everyone.But your tank isn’t.> KO: M4 SHERMAN (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M24 CHAFFEE (ELITE)> ALL OF LAFAYETTE GIRLS ACADEMY’S TANKS HAVE BEEN RENDERED INOPERABLE> ROBERT A. HEINLEIN MILITARY ACADEMY IS VICTORIOUS!With that, the ARVs are deployed. You stand with all of your crews, watching your defeated and messed up tanks get taken away for repairs by ITL Officials. You look over all at them, their tired, sullen expressions, say it all.> - 30 MORALE ACROSS ALL TEAMSNancy crosses her arms. “Well, we did our best. That’s what matters.” Lisa and Kitten simply shrug in response.“Hey, Gertrude!” You look over, and see Ace, walking with her two sub-commanders Dizzy and Red. “Jesus, that was some real fighting you did out there.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28588002FUCK OFF BITCH, I'M TRYING TO SULK.THANKS FOR RUINING HOMECOMING, BY THE WAY.
>>28588002> BoastFor our first battle? This was fucking amazing.
>>28588002>PoliteUgh more morale loss?Fuck, we need to do something to stop them going bitch mode on us
>>28588002>> BoastWhy did people thnk the honerable approach was a god idea?
>>28588002> PoliteWell, tooth and nails and all that.
>>28588002> PoliteThank God we weren't stupid enough to take Fredendall's offer.
>>28588051It possibly gave us a chance to hurt the Chaffee. But I doubt we were ever going to win this one, Ace crew is fucking OP.
>>28588071true, but we should have used our tuition or something
>>28588098I voted for engage and intuition myself, but there were two other better variety Shermans out to get us as well. We were pretty fucked either way.Personally I think we could've taken them without the Ace team and tank.
>>28588130there was only one other sherman left to fight if we beat the ace.
>>28588130What we should've done was gone for the mobility kill. Got caught in the moment.Also, we need to start getting our team's loyalty quests done.
>>28588071for the record, we really should have seen them using another Nishizumi hook and avoiding our ram coming.
> Polite“Thanks, I suppose.” You scratch the back of your head a little awkwardly. “Gotta say, they don’t call you Ace for nothing.”Ace chortles. “No they do not, good sir! But hey, I appreciate a team that gives me a good fight, and those last few minutes were intense as hell.” She pats you on the shoulder, giving you a genuine warm smile. “I oughta say, y’all have a lot of potential.”You smile at her. “Thanks, Ace.”Ace waves Dizzy over. “Dizzy, come here.” Dizzy pulls up an iPad and starts pulling up an app. “As a token from one worthy opponent to another, I’m gonna give you a good stimulus package. How’s 20,000 Dollars sound to you?”You laugh in disbelief. “You can’t be serious!”“I am! Dizzy just did.”> + 20,000 DollarsShe offers her hand. “Good game to you. We’ll see you around.” You take her hand, shaking it vigorously. With that, she and her two sub-commanders leave.Lisa walks up next to you. She says precisely what’s on her mind. “I am so fucking hungry right now.”You nod. “Me too. Let’s get some lunch.”The generosity of the ITL knows no bounds, as they loan a bus for unlimited use for the day until the tanks are repaired.Kitten sits next to you, leaning her head on your shoulder. “God, that match was murder on us.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28588143Yup, miscounted.>>28588154Yeah we do, but we don't have them yet. Plus everything else we need to do...
>>28588183> BoastAce is such a fucking bro, is she America's (oh the irony) Kay?Anyway, we can buy that space armor now!
The Chaffee alone killed 2/3rds of our team. Aces are crazy.
>>28588183> Polite>20kAW SHIT
>>28588183> BoastAmazing experience!
>>28588183> PoliteIt's confirmed, Ace is our Kay.I even imagine her looking like Kay.
>>28588183> 20kHOOKERS AND BLOW
>>28588183>God, that match was murder on usI'd say we held our own. We killed 4 of their tanks, and it was their Ace crew that killed us. If it weren't for them, we would have had that match in the bag.
>>28588183> Polite20k?Spaced armor time!
>>28588183> Boast>Tell our team that we did our best and they worked hard considering our limited training and opponents.>Buy the Swedish Panzer 38t >Also upgrade one of our tanks
>>28588266>Swedish Panzer 38tEeeeeeh, I'd rather wait until next week.Who knows, there might even be a T-34 for sale.
>>28588183> Boast"If not for their Ace we would have won! We did good for our first match."
>>28588183>Boast>Make Speech that RHMA think we're pretty damn good>We almost had them>You all did real well and i'm proud of each and every one of you
>>28588287I say we try to upgrade our tanks then, maybe the churchill
>>28588287>Swedish Panzer 38t> Production ended in 1942 when its armament was deemed inadequateWhy would we want this tank, especially when most teams will be packing late war tanks.
I know I'm probably alone in this boat, but I think if we got the GMC upped to comp spec it'd be useful as all shit.Imagine the damage it would've done on the initial few shots on the hill defense.
> Boast“I dunno Kitten. We held our own didn’t we? Against one of the best tankers this side of the Atlantic.”Kitten yawns as she leans back, her head off your shoulder. “Well, I suppose that’s nice. Definitely shows what kind of potential we have. What we could be, soon. If we win the tournament.”You look down at Kitten, smiling. “Kitten, there’s no ‘if’ in that statement.”Nancy looks over at you from across the aisle. “President, the team seems kinda down. Think you might want to say something?”You nod. Might as well give them some cheering up. You stand up in the aisle, immediately you have everyone’s attention.“Everyone, we just had our first Tankery Match.”> Pathos> Ethos> Logos
>>28588328I'd rather spend the money getting a KV-122 kit.With the Applique Armor and the Schurzen Kit, we'd essentially have a budget IS-2.
>>28588328It wouldn't have gotten up the hill in time. Then the Chaffee would have jumped the hill and raped its ass.
>>28588334>PathosWe just held our own against some very good tankers!
> LogosWe need to make them realize how well they've done by pointing out how much of their team we wiped out.
>>28588328>implying the GMC could get up there in timebut maybe in a protracted open-field battle, all that impenetrable armor will be usefulwill be useful>>28588334>Pathos
>>28588334>> Logos/PathosGirls, yes, we lost. But we lost against ROBERT HEINLEIN MILITARY ACADEMY! These girls are training to be in the military and have been tanking for god knows how long!We've had four practices together! Only half of those were with fully working tanks! We took out 2/3's of their team! The only reason they won was because of their Ace and she's recognized as a world class level tanker!YOU DID AMAZING!
>>28588334>> Pathos>>28588328Right now we need tanks and more crews. Our Bergepanzer III could be converted to a StuG or we could have another medium.All this costs money so we need to raise a fuckton more dosh.
>>28588334> LogosWe did pretty well and we'd have won if it weren't for that Chaffee that murdered 4 of our 6 tanks. Given its our first time, we did pretty damn well all things considered.
>>28588334> Pathoscame in late to this.. damn it
>>28588348To be honest, I want to use a bit of the funds to help out the threater club. and making the bergepanther into a fighting tank. >>28588389It will still be destroyed by the chaffee at close range
>>28588334>>LogosHonestly makes most since to me
>>28588444Bergepanther?If only, it's just a Bergepanzer III, not really something to get worked up over.
> Pathos“Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘we all suck’. That’s not true. We came within an inch of winning that match, against trained Tankery practitioners. Even the Heinlein girls agreed, we gave them hell, and they respect us for that. Sure, some of us might not have scored a kill, but what matters is what we’ve accomplished as a team, and that’s the most important thing in Tankery, teamwork.” You sigh. “I’m proud of you. All of you. If you’re thinking of quitting Tankery, don’t. I want to keep doing it, with all of you.”Janek pumps her fist into the air. “Let’s hear it for Gertrude!”“Hurrah!”> + 10 MORALEYou arrive at the restaurant. Shawarma place actually. You saw it on the way here and you figured, why not. All of you disembark and enter the restaurant. Some of the patrons recognize the girls, and immediately begin applauding and whistling in appreciation and excitement.“Hey! Hey!” The chef of the place. “You girls, you fight girls in the big ship! You lose, yes, but tell you what, you eat here free!”“Thanks, Mister!”Everyone begins setting down at their tables and ordering. The Shawarma starts pouring out by the dozens.> Talk to your crew> Talk to a crew (Specify)> Other
>>28588512Bros, bros everywhere.
>>28588512>> Talk to a crew (Specify)Minie, they have the lowest morale besides our crew. See if they need anything.
>>28588512>Talk to all the crews (in some order)Could we ask the Heinlein girls to come back maybe? We need dates for Homecoming and we'd hate to poach their talent without asking
>>28588512Talk to the bearcat, they got knocked out first.Also let's upgrade our equipment
>>28588512> Talk to your crew> Otherwe need a rousing speech! talk to all of them! we took a nasty -30 to morale hit, we gotta fix that quick. QM, what is our crew's morale levels now?
>>28588542They DID get a kill though, they should feel good about giving as good as they got.
>>28588565Well, you just earned 10 morale back, so it's more like -20.
>>28588512> Talk to a crew (Bearcat)Also, it's time we get that Schurzen Kit for them, Pseudo-IS-2 is a go!
>>28588565My artistic representation.
>>28588512>> Talk to a crew (Bearcat)They got taken out pretty quickly. We should see if they want any tank conversions.
>>28588573it's still a bad hit. can we get a list of morale per team? getting better gear for the tanks is nice, but we also need to keep the hopes alive. man i am drawing blanks here.
>>28588602List of Morale is listed under THE SITUATION. I don't update those until after the thread is finished however.
>>28588602New toys is always good at improving morale.
>>28588609Could we have won that match?
>>28588602I think we need to upgun the churchhill though
>>28588609I noticed a bulldozer and hedgerow cutters in the upgrades.Those are legal? I'm guessing those will come in handy for upcoming matches.
>>28588638Yes.You did come incredibly close to winning, actually.
>>28588609(face palm) doh! sorry QM, it slipped my mind. still, maybe we can get the other patrons to start up a cheering chant for us all.
>>28588609What ways do we have barring speeches to improve morale?
>>28588654There are plenty of ways to improve morale that I'll reveal later.> Talk to a crew (Bearcat)“Hey, girls. What’s up?”Marina raises her glass of water at you. “Hey, Gertrude. Gotta say, you’ve got quite the way with words. Definitely something I couldn’t do.”Lidya says, “Oh, don’t beat yourself up, Marina. You aren’t the Club Captain for nothing!”Marina shrugs. “Oh, it’s nothing, really. But anyway, glad you at least care about our spirits, Gertrude. Means a lot to us.”You nod, smiling. “I do what I can. Hell, you guys train up, get your tank sorted, you’ll be one of our heavy hitters.”Marina nods. “Thanks, Gertrude.”Your cellphone rings.“Griselda”> Answer> Don’t Answer
>>28588665> AnswerShe probably saw the match on TV.
>>28588665>> AnswerTime for Imouto conversation.
>>28588665> AnswerLemme guess. That match was televised? Or are you watching it on youtube right now?
>>28588665> Answerbut make it quick, we don't need to be rude to our crews.
>>28588646Good thing we tried to ram a fucking Chaffee!I don't have a reaction image for "pro throw Lafayette,"
> Answer“Hey, Griselda.”“YOU LOST!”“… no. Really?”“But hey, you lost in a very good way! Was a very intense match you played with Heinlein! You can probably hear all the girls in the background, we had the livestream footage you know?”“Yeah, I figured. But hey, you know, Ace is a real kind person. Gave us a nice stimulus to our program.”“Yeah, can’t believe you came THAT close to beating Heinlein, the biggest School the United States has!”“Well, it was nothing if not difficult, Griselda.“Figures. Anyway, real sorry you lost, Gertrude. But hope you’ll succeed in the tournament! Our hearts go out to you! See you!”“See ya.”> Talk to a crew (Specify)> Talk to your crew> Other(Also, I think I’ll run for another 30 minutes to an hour, just because I need to make up yesterday’s loss of thread somehow.)
>>28588732>> Talk to a crew (Minie)
>>28588732Can we use the money now? Talk to the poles
>>28588444The M24 Chaffee is packing the M6 75mm gunAt 500 yards> APC M61: 66mm> HVAP: 117mmThe T28 has armor> Rear: 51mm> Side: 152mm (lower) 64mm (upper)The only way that Chaffee is taking down the GMC is if it has no escorts.
>>28588640i wonder if that bulldozer blade has hydrolic pistons on them? if so, we could use them to help flip an oppent's tank if we ram them right.
>>28588732> Talk to a crew (Specify)rifle crew needs morale badly.
>>28588732What's a casemate tank?
>>28588841(A tank lacking a turret, like tank destroyers like the SU-122 or the T28/95 GMC)> Talk to a crew (Team Minie)“Samantha, Megan, Natalya. Good to see you.”The Rifle Team raise their glasses to you. “Hey, Gertrude. It’s quite the thing, this Tankery thing.”You nod. “Yeah, saw you actually get a kill out there. That was nice!”Samantha nods. “Yeah, finally we manage to get into a tank that works.”Megan says, “Gotta say though, not a fan of the casemate design. Makes me feel really naked out there.”You nod. “That’s why we all gotta rely on each other. Not one person can carry an entire team. This is all a team effort.”Natalya says, “Still, kinda sucks we got knocked out.”You shrug. “Everyone got knocked out. But you took someone with you, that’s great.”Samantha nods. “Thanks, Gertrude. Means a lot.”> Talk to a crew (specify)> Talk to your crew> Other
>>28588876>> Talk to a crew (Wotjek)They did good despite them getting taken out, sucks that they got their weapon destroyed.
>>28588876>Talk to a crew (Polish)They were the next to last to die, even though they were the scout. That's commendable.
>>28588876Talk to the Freshman.I guess the Minnie team will want a t-34
>>28588913Go for the T-34/85 kit when it pops up.
>>28588876i guess we couldn't increase morale then? next one over then> Talk to a crew (specify)freshmen then
>>28588926I think that will show up once we convert the case mate into the t-34
> Talk to a crew (Team Wojtek)“Janek, you girls did great out there, right up to the end.”Janek nods. “Yeah we did! Shame that Chaffee took our gun, totally could’ve had it.”You shrug. “Gotta say, gutsy move trying to ram it though, thought I said to let go of that?”Gussie says, “We can’t help it! What were we supposed to do, run away?”“… run away and repair your gun maybe?”George says, “That’s an incredibly good idea, why didn’t we think of that?”Gussies crosses her arms, puffing her cheeks. “Because it’s the cowards way of handling things.”“Cowardly or no,” says Janek, “I think we did good with what we were given. Maybe we’ll get rid of the paintjob though, they did spot us quite easily that first time.”“That’d be best,” you say. “Sorry.”“Don’t mention it. Just lead us to victory and we’ll follow you to the ends of the Earth and to the deepest valley!”> Talk to a crew (specify)> Talk to your crew> Other
>>28588876Not a fan of the GMC but if we improve the suspension, do you think it will be worth something?
>>28588975Faulty logic, there's no reason why we couldn't convert the SU-122 into a T--34/85 if we could do it for the 75mm version. It's much more likely that the kit isn't available.
>>28589025Talk to Freshman.We really need to upgrade our tanks.Let's see if Octivia is there?
>>28589038What investment?We'll need info on how much a vintage GMC goes for, how much a Comp spec one goes for, and the price of upgrading it to comp spec.
>>28588321We save it for our ace in the hole when we find a chassis upgrade to turn it into a Hetzer.
>>28589065I meant as a fighting tank. I rememember it couldn't go up a gentle slope because it's so heavy so if we upgrade the suspension, do you think it might work?
>>28589086I thought our Panther is for our aces?
>>28589086Sorry to burst your bubble, but chances are that even a Hetzer won't be all that useful.
>>28589090I think its more a severe lack of power in the engine.It would also probably go against Senshado regulations as only time period/plausibly acceptable upgrades are allowed.
>>28589104An ace in the hole is a trump card, dude--something that you hold back to reveal until an opportune moment to let it rip makes itself known.
>>28589090Probably not league legal. It's a museum piece, we could probably get a huge chunk of funding if we sold it to a collector.
>>28589104I believe it was said or it's written somewhere when the Elite crew is assembled, an Elite tank is Automatically acquired
>>28589086>turn it into a Hetzer.You can't do that. The Hetzer was based off the 38(t), but still built from scratch.
>>2858906552,000 to upgrade the GMC to comp spec
>>28589173Alright, now whats the difference in prices between a vintage and a Comp spec GMC?
>>28589171In canon though, conversion kits are a thing.
>>28589173Considering the price, either OP wants us to get rid of it, or its imba later on.
> Talk to a crew (Team Not-a-chance-in-hell)“Hey, girls, what’s up?”Cathy says, “Our Churchill really took a damn beating out there! Mr. Mishka was right, if we keep her going, we could turn that Churchill into the best damn Churchill there is!”You smirk. “Well, I gotta say good job at least for slowing the Shermans down.”Tara says, “Yeah! All those shots though, it was like being in a dubstep concert.”All of them shudder at that.Ashleigh says, “Anyway. We were hoping you’d let us upgrade the Churchill to the Mark IV. If you’d allow it of course. I know you’d be blowing most of the money, just want to put that out there.”> CONVERT CHURCHILL I TO CHURCHILL IV?> Y/N
>>28589025>Let's ask Nancy for estimated prices on the GMC>Also should we upgrade the Church to a 6 quarter pounder and convert the Rifle's team tank into a t-34?
>>28589201Sounds promising, but just how much money will we have to dole out, exactly? And would this really be an impressive upgrade?
>>28589191No idea. Either it's in a previous thread, or we have no offers for it.
>>28589201> YThere are worse ways to spend that money.
>>28589201>YAny other benefits besides an upgraded gun if we do?
>>28589201YCause this shall be our legacy
>>28589201> YTime for tea.
>>28589201>YWhile we are losing the hull gun, I think the swap from 2-pdr to 6-pdr will be worth it.
>>28589201> Ywe've got enough
> Y“Sure. I’ll have Lisa call up Mr. Mishka about it.”All of them nod enthusiastically. “Great! Thank you!” says Cathy.> + 5 MORALE TO TEAM NOT-A-CHANCE-IN-HELLYou sit down at your table and eat your Shawarma. Wow, this is some fucking excellent Shawarma. You never even HAD Shawarma before honestly speaking, but it’s good.Nancy looks over at you. “So, President, everything going good?”You nod. “Yeah, Nancy. I think everything will be okay here. Who knows, we might find some opportunities out here to make some money, maybe find a tank. Casablanca is one of those kinds of cities.” You lean back, wrapping your arm around Kitten. “Just think about, the city where Humphrey Bogart had to give up his one true love.” You smirk, pressing your cheek against Kitten’s unamused face. “Here’s looking at you kid..”“Haha, fuck you,” says Kitten.Lisa says, “Anyway. Ace is right, I think we do have some potential. Of course, since we’re on Shore Leave, we might not be training.”Nancy asks you, “Are we gonna be training on Shore Leave?”> TRAIN DURING SHORE LEAVE?> Y/N> Other
>>28589325>YAs much as we want to enjoy vacation to it's fullest we have responsibilities. >other Maybe a lighter schedules
>>28589325> YWe need to keep getting better, today's performance just wasn't good enough.
>>28589325>NFuck it, let's get smashed. No way we're going Full Tryhard and practicing all day erry day
>>28589325>OtherLets ask them what they think. We don't want to be lax, but we also don't want to overwork the crews
>>28589325>OtherFirst do a motivational speech on our potential to all the crews, then ask them if they want to spend their shore leave on training.
>>28589351This is good
>>28589325> NTraining would murder morale, and in any case we have other pressing duties, like making more money.We can never have enough money.
>>28589325> Otherask the crews if they want to sharpen up their skills?
>>28589351Also, could we go on Joint Maneuvers with the Heinlein girls
Well, goodbye LJ adaptor.We never got good mileage out of ya. Unless we stumble upon a Tetrarch, Mathilda, or Crusader.Also, too bad about that QF 75mm on the Valiant. We could've scavenged the gun from that and scrapped the rest of it, then put it on the Church Mk.IV instead.Although the 6pdr might have better penetration than a 75mm. I dunno, I might need some correcting here.>>28589325>Y>OtherI think we can afford 1 practice day on 1 week of Shore Leave. Besides, it's a rare chance to practice on actual dry land.The rest of the week will be for relaxing, s-link grinding, and catch up studying.
>>28589405Littlejohn adapters were always a stopgap, deadend measure anyways.
>>28589325>YNot alot, but we do need to get back some CP. Granted lets ask the others how they feel about it. Maybe make it voluntary training
>>28589355ok, change of vote, lets do what he offered>>28589355
>>285894056pdr performance is virtually identical to the 75mm.
>>28589405the 6pdr/57mm had better penetration at most ranges than the 75.The 75 was intended as infantry support, for throwing big ol' HE shells at fortified positions.The 17pdr/76mm/3" guns were those intended to defeat armor.
>>28589438Voluntary attendance sounds good
> OtherYou stand up. “Everyone, can I have your attention for just a minute?” They all turn to you, giving you their undivided attention. “I just want to ask you all if it’s okay if we train the usual Tuesday and Thursday during Shore Leave. I know Shore Leave is supposed to be a monthly break, the only kind of break you’ll get until the next one maybe save for Naional holidays. So I just want to ask if it’s okay.”They all shrug, nodding in agreement.Anna says, “It’s not like we have anything better to do.”… Oh. That was easy.You shrug, sitting down. “Training during Shore Leave it is then.”Nancy nods. “Righto.” She snaps her fingers. “Anyway, President. Great work today, just wanted to put that out there.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>28589484> PoliteCan we sell the little john adapter since we don't need it?
>>28589484Can we get the Schurzen Kit for the KV-1S now?
>>28589484>Boast"We all did great. Every one of us"
>>28589484> It’s not like we have anything better to doNow that my exams are over and I'm on holiday, this is my response to everything, no matter how trivial or boring it is.
>>28589484> Polite>>28589505Lets hold on to it. No telling whether or not another bonger tank is going to show up, and most of the more affordable ones mounted 2-pounders.
>>28589484> Boastwe have to work our crew's charged up
> Boast“Of course, Nancy. Wasn’t just me though, it was all of us working together towards a singular common goal, that’s how ants work and such!”Nancy claps her hands together. “Oh, but I honestly can’t wait to see what happens in Casablanca though! The sights! The food! Everything!”With that, all of you get to finishing off your foods. You say goodbye to the nice chef and board the bus again.“Take us back to Lafayette, driver.”The bus moves on down to the Marina. You check the time, 4 O’Clock. Jeez, where does the time go. You seat yourself down next to Kitten, who proceeds to use your lap as a pillow.“Kitten-““You owe me.”… Okay, yeah, she does have a point.You place your hand on her head and lean back, smiling. You look back at all the crews, talking excitedly. You say, “Hey, girls, how about a song as we ride home?”Cathy nods. “Take it away! Gertrude!”Though the storm and its fury raged today,Crushing hope that we cherished so dearThe cloud and storm will in time pass away,And the sun again will shine bright and clear!Keep on the sunny side! Always on the sunny side!Keep on the sunny side of life!It’ll help us every day, it’ll brighten all our way!If we keep on the sunny side of life!
That's it for today folks. Unfortunately, I won't be running tomorrow as I have family in the hospital that I have to visit.Monday, I'll probably run though. Usual 3 PM start.https://twitter.com/AdBa19Follow me on twitter, and I'll see you next time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy1eOLEiyFY
>>28589630Best wishes. I appreciate that you run this for us, and hope your family member gets better.
I have some questions before this thread 404'sBecause there are academy ships from different countries and the sport is Japanese. Does that mean the students are bilingual, where they speak Japanese as the common language, and their own home country language?OrDo they only speak Japanese?
>>28589670Lafayette GA is an American school that now practices Tankery, that does not mean they all suddenly know how to speak Japanese.Likewise, Ooarai Girls Academy is a Japanese school but not all of them know how to speak English.I'm playing it realistically to an extent, which is funny considering everything else.
>>28589670I don't think the sports Japanese.Historically, it should be European, with the Monte Carlo rally.
>>28589616I hope in the tournament we face the Italian equivalent in Girls und Panzer.Also while in Shore leave, I think we should take this time to catch up on some quests
>>28589692I was just wondering how it works considering in the anime the different schools seem to have no problem conversing with each other. I assumed the schools spoke a common language as well as their own as Miho would use German words, and Nonna would sing in Russian.
>>28589630Always a pleasure Schteel.Hope your family member gets better.
>>28589810That's because hilariously, they're just Japanese schoolgirls aping the Japanese stereotypes of the various nations.
>>28589759>catch up on some questsIndeed.We gotta approach the Animation Club.Then there's Octavia still needing more actors for the play (not to mention get the money back which Fredendall took).Then there's the 20th century civil war paper we need to get an A+ in to get the History Club on board with us in tankery.And of course, homecoming.
>>28589630my prayers will be with you and yours.
>>28589827True. All those schools competed in a NATIONAL tournament.The international tournament, if ever touched upon in canon, will more than likely be HUGE, with hundreds if not thousands of teams.
>>28590057>Thousands of teams>Thousands of the Carrier Academies.That's just... WHERE WOULD WE EVEN FIT THEM ALL?!
>>28590057>>28589827Okay. I understand now. That's kind of weird, I can see a funny scenario of an American team boarding the Saunder's ship and finding it some weird alternate universe where Japan won WWII and you have American Students speaking Japanese.
>>28589867Well we should at least see what the Animation club's problem is and I doubt we can settle this on a single day so we can use the rest of the day to focus on finishing our history paper. I wonder if anyone else will sponsor usAlso german what perks would we get if we had won?>>28590057Think we'll face oorai in the international tournament?
>>28590081Some of the schools would have to be land-based. I remember a mention of them in the anime, but the line referring to them implied there were no longer land-based, and they were all carrier-based.So, the jury's still out on that one.This quest, by far the most canon of the two, acknowledges them (Trude and I think Kitten went to one before going to Lafayette), so they exist.>>28590098>facing OoaraiThat's a worrying prospect. We should stock up on plot-armor piercing rounds.
>>28590098>we should at least see what the Animation club's problem isI bet everyone thinks they are the same thing as the other Animation club, the ones that traumatised Nancy. We ourselves thought that until Schteel told us they are different.Or they're getting applications from people that would better fit the other club.
>>28590160what's a grouser kit?Also, What's with all these construction kits?
>>28590160In the other Quest they were doing 1v1 at the start, is this American Sensha-dou?
>>28590226Grouser kits extend the width of the tracks. These were used a lot on American tanks.The Bulldozer would be useful for creating hides and the hedge cutters i assume is for going through hedges.It seems trivial for a hedge to stop a tank, but in the Bocage they had a tendency to wrap around the axles.
>>28590235Senshado canonically was always team combat. The primary difference was what level of convertibility was allowed. Japanese Senshado was extremely strict, only time period vehicles allowed. American Senshado was much more lax and allowed any conversion so long as the chassis was still the same.European variant was somewhere in the middle.
>>28590284And we don't see Male teams because Senshado is typified as a female sport?
>>28590340Pretty much.It had to do with the men being too hotblooded in the midst of battle.I'm not sure if this is canonical, (too much fun times on /a/) but male crews may have physically assaulted other crews.
>>28590226Construction kits allow you to build tanks or convert a tank to another based off that tank.For example, we have a SU-122, which is a SU-85 armed with a 122mm howitzer. The SU-85 is based off the T-34. With a conversion kit we can transform our SU-122 to a T-34, and viceversa.>>28590284>American SenshadoTrue. There are references to a Sherman being modified to use an M1 Abrams gun and I think engine.European tank sports is actually more racing than fighting.>>28590340Sort of.
>>28590412Is the modified Sherman discussed in the manga?
>>28590412>True. There are references to a Sherman being modified to use an M1 Abrams gun and I think engine.The fuck? Would a Rheinmetall L44 even fit in a sherman turret?
>>28590579No. I think it's in the extra materials that also detail sensha-do history, city-carrier history and other things.>>28590619No. Then again, American ingenuity.
>>28590271What does extending the width do?
>>28590704Prevents the tank from sinking in soft terrain, like sand.
>>28590747That sounds useful, we might need to outfit them later when we hit desert or snow.
>>28590747By the way do you think we should turn the su-122 to the t-34?
>>28590917Hell yes. The 122mm howitzer was meant for bombardment, not direct combat.Besides, a vehicle with a turret is more tactically flexible than a vehicle without.
>>28590970The Rifle team also thought a case mate tank made them feel naked so I think converting them to a turreted tank will be a good idea. Also it's relatively cheap. We should also sell the GMC while we're at it or get prices.What shall we do first in our vacation?
>>28591011Make that play a success.Make the Ace team leave the past behind.Make that girl join the Animation club.Get O'Hara out of the closet.Get money.Kitten.>and namooriNo, captcha, we don't need the author of YuruYuri.
>>28591126The latter three I'm not so sure about.I think we need to do the animation girl first while finding recruits
>>28591231>do the animation girl first
>>28591337Should have realized that when I typed that.can we up the 75mm to the 76mm in our sherman?
>>28591382I don't see why not.