As you sit at a picnic table eating some manner of barely-identifiable fried food-on-a-stick you look around your surroundings. Stalls full of overpriced food, drinks and souvenirs: Check. Nearly two-dozen restored machines of war full of bright-eyed school children and appreciative veterans walking around admiring them: Check. A barely understandable voice announcing some tank demonstration in the background: Check.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and under bright blue skies with a warm, early-fall breeze, it is, officially the first day of the Japanese University Senshado League. As you chew the last morsel of meat from the bamboo dowel, you look around as various teams and schools showed off their hardware- As the only tank not currently being cleaned and maintained for battle tomorrow, the I-Go had been chosen for Oorai's exhibit, with the Student Council talking up the crowd about the tank, the team and the school. In the other direction, a deligation from Saunders had brought out one of their Stuart Light Tanks, and just from where you're sitting you can see the distinct outline of a T-34's turret further along. "Just like one of the Tank Shows back home." Rose says from across the table.You nod. "I haven't seen any chilidogs," you say, a bit more depressed about this fact than you probably should be. "That funnel cake stall looks interesting, though." Funnel cake has seemed to be the one universal constant to these sorts of affairs.>Delicious Funnel Cake.>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.>Is that a T-34?>Let's go make sure La Presidente is doing her job.>Other.
>>28588845>Delicious Funnel Cake.Get some to put in Miho's face.
>>28588845>>Delicious Funnel Cake.>>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.>>Is that a T-34?Do this.
>>28588872>>Is that a T-34?А любовь Катюша сбережет.
>>28588845>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.We've been away from the states for too long. Hell, we've even caught ourselves using the word 'panzer' to refer to tanks in general - in our own mind - We need a healthy dose of AMERICA, and fast.
>>28588845>>Delicious Funnel Cake.YOU SICK BASTARD. Food choices are my universal weakness!>save the love interest or food>food!>kill the bbeg or food>FOOD!>don't die or food>DO YOU EVEN FOODAlso, YAY GUPQuest!
>>28588845>>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.AMERICA
>>28588845>Delicious Funnel Cake.>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.>Is that a T-34?in this order.YES! two tank quest in one day. life is good!btw blackjack, are we getting a cross over with Lafayette girls quest? just asken...
>>28588982LGAQ takes place after Ooarai wins the tournament, so I doubt it.
>>28588845>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.
>>28588982>>28589001And in a world closer to the show's, since male tankery isn't a thing in that one.
>>28589024This is also true.
>>28588845>Delicious Funnel Cake.>Go check out Saunder's exhibit.>Is that a T-34?
>>28588845>Delicious Funnel Cake.
Well, if anyone's interested, someone's making a WoT-GuP crossover. Basically there's an alternative to Senshado called "Tank-craft" that is funded by the Wargaming League. Features an Ami Chouno who actually does something. Still in its early stages, but it's pretty interesting and it's not a simple rehash of the series.http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/gup-wot-world-of-tank-craft.271538/
Funnel Cake.You don't quite remember yourself standing up, though you can remember Rose asking you something as you drift off towards the intoxicating, universal smell of cheap oil, pancake mix and powdered sugar. As you stand in line you stare up at the menu- they've got all the staples- Belgian chocolate, banana cream, raspberries. You nod in approval- even the Japanese with their frequently odd takes on western foods can't ruin something as simple and wonderful as funnel cakes.As you drift forward, still staring up at the menu, though, you bump into someone in front of you. You're immediately shaken out of your daze, but before you get a chance to excuse yourself, the girl turns around and fixes you with a cruel gaze. "Watch it, foreigner." She sneers at you. "Stay out of people's way if you're going to stare up in the sky like an idiot." You take a step back, mostly in surprise- the light-haired girl in a dark grey uniform was uncharacteristically rude by Japanese standards- Your mouth opens and closes a few times while your brain pieces things together.>Excuse yourself politely- it's not worth making a scene.>"The hell'd you just call me?">Other.
>>28589711>"The hell'd you just call me?"
>>28589711>"The hell'd you just call me?"'merica!
>>28589711>"My bad.">Continue looking at menu.
>>28589711>Excuse yourself politely- it's not worth making a scene.
>>28589711>"The hell'd you just call me?"Also,>Iight-haired girl>dark-grey uniformIt's Erika, isn't it?
>>28589711>Excuse yourself politely- it's not worth making a scene.The sooner we get to the Saunders exhibit the better.
>>28589711>"Whatever, girlie" then go get your order.GIVE NO FUCKS
>>28589711Harro Japanese Skool Gurl. Is Funnel Cake Any Good?Do You Rike Tanks?
>>28589711>"The hell'd you just call me?"IN GERMAN!
>>28589711>uncharacteristically rude1) We know nothing of her character 2) Japanese people are rude as fuck to foreigners all the time, especially the older ones, especially to people they think might be American
>>28589711>"The hell'd you just call me?"Fite me, nigga
>>28589711>>"Whatever" then go get your order.Flipping out will only play into her hand guys don't do it
>>28589711>>Excuse yourself politely- it's not worth making a scene.As dismissive as possible - she's not worth our notice.
>>28589711>>Excuse yourself politely- it's not worth making a scene.Honestly, the best way to annoy a rude person is to maintain that calm, polite facade.
>>28589711>Other.she's talking in japanise, right? respond in english that you don't understand what she just said and move on. remember what she looks like and surprise her later when she thinks we don't understand her languge.
>>28589711Look blankly at her then reply very loudly in English, 'WHAT?!'
>>28589711>Other."And that's why we nuked your country. Twice"
>>28589711Oshit, these guys >>28589918 >>28589923 havit it right. Voting this.
>>28589938Changed my vote, deleted old post. Let's go with this.
>>28589787Fuck it we're doing this >>28589938
>>28589938Let's go with this.
>>28589918>>28589923Changing my vote to this!
>>28589918>>28589923OK, changing my vote (>>28589757) to that.
>>28589918>>28589923"VAHS? VAHS EEST DAAS, FRAWLEEN?"
HA HA HA GAIJIN SMASH!Offer to shake her hand too.
>>28589918Remember to talk slowly and at a raised volume so that she can understand.
>>28589938"HI! WHAT'S THAT MISSY? DOMO ARIGATO MISTER ROBOTO? NICE TO MEET YOU TOO!"
>>28589974OH GOD WE SHOULD SAY THIS
>>28589995No. Stick with English. She probably speaks some German being from a German themed school.
>>28590008But we're not speaking German. We're 'speaking' it.
>>28590019but IC there is no reason to speak german as opposed to english, since we don't know she is from Black Forest.
>>28590019It ruins the joke that we don't understand her then. She will know we're just messing with her instead of being some ignorant gaijin who is not so ignorant.
>>28590035>>28590043fair points, consider my vote retracted.
>>28589743Changing vote to these:>>28589918>>28589923
This nigga dead
You stare at her blankly. "WHAT? I'M SORRY." You say loudly in English. "FUNNEL CAKE?" You work to supress a smile- she wants to be rude to the dumb American? Time to play the part for her.She stares at you with a look so dismissive, you can practically feel the weight of her hatred. "Stupid foreigner!" She hisses. "This is Japan- not your disgusting America. You probably don't even speak Japanese!" She reaches out and jabs a finger into your sternum and, in broken English repeats the catch-all, East Asian slur against Americans. "Yankee Go Home!"You stare at her with mock horror, but feel the smirk breaking through. You are preparing to translate the phrase 'u mad'? into Japanese, but the angry platinum blond harpy is interrupted. "Erika." A lower, calmer voice says, cutting through the din of the crowd despite how quietly she says it. Erika straightens. "Yes Commander?" She says crisply. ooking beyond 'Erika' you see a girl- short, dark hair with the same dark grey uniform- she looks very familiar and you mind races to figure out where you've seen her."Is that any way to treat a guest to senshado?" She says, before turning to you. "I apologize for my subordinates words." She says in lightly-accented English. "She is a good tanker, but is easily angered. I hope you enjoy the tournement." She bows slightly. "I am Maho Nishizumi- please, allow me pay for your food as an apology.">"Miho's sister?!">Play it cool, reveal nothing.>RUN, FOOL.>Other.
>>28590421>Play it cool, reveal nothing.Also, make sure to respond to her in Japanese.
>>28590421>Play it cool, reveal nothing.Much appreciated, friend.
>>28590421>>Play it cool, reveal nothing.In polite Japanese!
>>28590421>>Other.Start cracking up, say "no that's fine, the look on her face was payment enough".
>>28590421Respond politely with our name, in Japanese.
>>28590421>>Play it cool, reveal nothing."Nishizumi? I've heard of your family!">>28590446Not yet.
>>28590421>switch to Japanese " Having subordinates with short fuses is an issue we share I suppose." Then introduce ourselves
>>28590421>Scream internally."Nice to meet you."
>>28590421>Play it cool, reveal nothing.The moment we have dreaded has come.
Don't use Japanese. Yet. Right now Erika judges us based on what she knows, after we do the reveal she will be forced to take into account what she DOESN'T know.
>>28590504Yes, this. Speak in English. We must play our cards carefully.
>>28590421>>28590479I vote this.
>>28590421>>Play it cool, reveal nothing.Be polite, be efficient, have a plan to flee to Miho for safety.
If we can maintain the masquerade, then we can use it to eavesdrop on other people's conversations. If they think we don't understand Japanese then we can stand right next to them as they converse and they won't suspect a thing.That is likely next to impossible to accomplish though. We ain't THAT good.>>28590421>Play it cool, reveal nothing.
>>28590528>>28590504>>28590527Amending to staying in English though.
>>28590421>Play it cool, reveal nothing.if Maho is speaking english, accept that and go on, making a plan about this after getting cakes. this is a problem. we DO NOT TELL MIHO! this will make her freak, we do not need this now!
>>28590479This I like.
>>28590504agreed, i will admend my vote to add this in as well. if we are lucky, we might be able to fool Maho as well.
>>28590504Also, just to see her face when Miho inevitably comes by and reveals we're her boyfriend.
>>28590597Also be sure take up Maho on her offer and thank her, after all its only polite.
>>28590615And a tanker with a supreme ass-kicker of an heirloom machine.
>>28590615I kinda want to tell Maho that we speak Japanese now, because I'd rather her have a semi-decent opinion of us over trolling Erica any day. But I doubt my vote will change anything.
>>28590712we'll be facing her as well. better to keep her in the dark as long as we can.
>>28590712If we explain it as keeping possible enemies unknowledgeable of our true ability she may respect that. If people assume less of us and we let them, it isn't bad on our part. She may not be happy, but she may respect it.
>>28590740I doubt we're going to learn anything too interesting from them and they're going to figure out who we are after the first match. >>2859075450/50. I prefer honesty, but that's just me.
part of me wants to do this as well>>28590712but the rest knows that >>28590740is true as well.As I said, we must play our cards carefully.
>>28590754That's Nishizumi style, not ours. We're loud, raucous, and utterly uncultured, but we're also honest, earnest, and friendly.
We're co-leading a sensha-do team. I'm pretty sure that Maho has at least a sneaking suspicion we do know Nipponese.
>>28590712Well maintain it until we are out of earshot of Erika. We're only trolling Erika so there's no need to keep it up ALL the time.>>28590819The Nishizumi style doesn't think much of stealth to be honest. They're more, 'Bash them in the face hard as you can.'
>>28590774indeed, this is a tricky spot to be in. best just get out asap. report this to prez and our crew.
>>28590845to be more to the point, they are weak to chaos, they can use stealth themselves, but they don't prize it.
>>28590845I got more "win at all costs, even decency and dignity" vibes from the Nishizumi style than "overwhelming force."
>>28590853>Report"I just talk to girls, halp!"
>>28590845I say we have a nice English conversation with Maho and then as we leave, we apologize for deceiving them and say goodbye in Japanese before we run away from an enraged Erica.
>>28590941I like that.
>>28590903i ment that Miho's sister is here and her mother is probably not too far from her as well. they are really big deals in the tankery world. that and Miho still has a hang up with dealing with her family. we don't need her going into a 1,000 yard stare or freaking out on us.
>>28590941the troll in me wants that, but we can't do that just yet. we can get more troll later from this later.
>>28590990We could always just speak English around Erika and be that guy. I mean, it would troll even more to have her know we speak English and she really can't and just ignore the fact she doesn't understand us.
>>28590421>>Other.Respond in our best Japanese. Greet her formally (I don't know the exact terminology), then:"I would not mind a fine delicacy of this festival, though I would mind your subordinate's words. She loses so much face it's a wonder she still has a nose!"
Just how good is Russels at japanese anyway?
>>28591034Actually, no. Don't do this yet. Wait until a really good opportunity, then use this. I want to see the look on her smarmy mug when we reveal just how much we understand about Japan.>MFW Russels even knows what 'face' is>MFW the clunky gaijin speaks her language fluently and is going out with her boss' sister
>>28591115Good enough to converse with natives without issue, I'd think.
>>28591115Good enough for the plot.
>>28591161Precisely. Whenever possible I repeat the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 mantra.
>>28590421>Play it cool, reveal nothing.We can turn down her offer and assuage her that we're more amused than offended by Erika's antics.
>>28591268keep writing blackjack!
You give a short, unpracticed bow. "Oh? Thank you!" You say in English before reaching out a hand to shake- she obliges and you introduce yourself. "You really don't need to pay for anything though- it was just a misunderstanding." You smile broadly and her before nodding to Erika.Maho smiles back. "Please- I insist. You are a guest to our country and tournement, it would be my pleasure." You hadn't gotten much about Miho's family so you never knew what to expect, but you weren't expecting her to be... friendly.You can't argue with that- the only thing better that Funnel Cake is free Funnel Cake. "So, are you a tanker?" You ask, as the three of you wait in line, Erika standing behind her commander, visible fuming. You don't look at her, afraid that you'll crack a smile or do something else to reveal something.Maho nods. "I am. I command the lead Panzer for Kuromuromine's senshado team." She's exceedingly polite, but underneith you can feel her sizing you up- she knows something but she doesn't know what. Yet. Eventually you get your funnel cake, Raspberry and Chocolate Cream. (Maho politely declines a serving herself.) You could stay and talk- maybe Maho will let something slip?On the other hand if she's as smart as Miho, you might let something slip instead.>Stay and talk with Maho and Erika>Go find Miho- we just met her sister>Check out Saunders.>Other.
>>28591527>Stay and talk with Maho and Erika
>>28591527>Check out Saunders.Gotta know when to not push our luck, boys.
>>28591527>Go find Miho- we just met her sisterMUST. SHARE. FUNNEL CAKE.
>>28591527>Check out Saunders.thank her for her company and tell her i must be on my way. scoot! but we still need to check out what Kay is up to.
>>28591527>Check out Saunders.Time for Best Girl.
>>28591527>Stay and talk with Maho and ErikaWe haven't finished fucking with Erkia yet.The reveal that we can speak japanese will work great and I don't want to miss out on it.
>>28591527>>Check out Saunders.We don't want to lead Maho and Erika right back to Miho. We have piqued Maho's interest for one reason or another. She may follow us out of curiosity.
>>28591605Yeah, this. Though we have to be careful not to reveal too much.
>>28591527>Stay and talk with Maho and ErikaOblige them for the duration of the cake at least.
>>28591527>Check out Saunders.time to GTFO
>>28591605dude... we have a Kay waiting for us as well. stop stallen.
>>28591684>implying Kay wouldn't be massively disapproving of us bailing on fucking with Erika
>>28591527>>Stay and talk with Maho and Erika
>>28591721The Sou-Taicho with silver hair needs the momentary embarrassment when we drop that we speak damn good Japanese.
>>28591527>Check out Saunders.Lets get going.
>>28591527>Check out Saunders.
>>28591527>>Go find Miho- we just met her sister>>Check out Saunders.whynotboth.exe
The longer we keep this going, the greater the chance we let slip. Either reveal now, on our terms, or disengage.
>>28591527>>Check out Saunders.As amusing as this was, it's a giant plate of spaghetti waiting to happen. Bug out and go recon.
>>28591527>>Check out Saunders.Excuse yourself and vamoose
>>28591527>Go find Miho- we just met her sister
inb4 we have both of the Nishizumi heirs wanting to jump our bones.
>>28592355Ehhhh, nah. Maho may be supportive of Miho, but she's the family's heir to the style, and American make tanker is probably outside that comfort zone.
>>28592389Gaijin or not, we have a family history of tanking. As far as things go, if tanking were a bit bigger in the states we would be rather equivalent to the Nishizumi family.
>>28592389You act like Grandpa never jumped Shiho's bones.
>>28592457No, Grandpa is Shiho's father from when Grandpa had leave in Japan during the Korean War.
>>28592483...that is terrifying. Hope it isn't so
>>28592423>Nishizumi style>incredibly rigid GERMAN STEEL tank doctrineYa nah, they can't handle the FREEDOM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tiger-131-Ride-for-One-Person-with-Two-Tiger-Day-Premium-Experience-Tickets-/190986904252?pt=UK_Tickets_Tickets_LE&hash=item2c77b4e2bc OH MY GOD
>>28591527> OtherHit on Maho
>>28592457Be hilarious if he had banged Miho's grandmother back during his stint in Japan during the Korean War. Also possibly Mako's grandmother.
Happily munching on your funnel cake, you finally thank Maho and excuse yourself- the longer you're around Miho's older sister the more likely you are to get made as a rival tanker. So you quickly disappear into the crowd- heading towards the sound of loud laughter and even louder music- in this case Rock-and-Roll.Between the music and the funnel cake, you feel at home already. "Hi there!" A tall, well-endowed blond chirps as you approach the exhibit- it never ceases to surprise you how big even little tanks like the Stuart are. "I'm Kay! Have any questions about our tank?" She says. You try to avoid looking her up and down, but you peripheral vision is more than enough to give you a good look at her long legs, short shorts and tight t-shirt.You reach out and shake her hand, introducing yourself. "...So do you use these in the games?" You already know the answer, but its best to keep up appearances- just another foreign tourist, here to take in the culture of Japan.She nods. "Occasionally- though not as much as the old girl probably deserves!" She says, happily patting the side of the Light Tank. "We use them as screeners and flankers against certain schools." She says. "Great against lighter armor, but they just aren't a match against Tigers or IS's...">"So are you a tank commander yourself?">"Why don't you call it a Panzer?">"Is this an original?">Other.
>>28592514Nah, but he sure as heck mack on Mako's gram now.
>>28592511>$2500damn, nigga, for not much more I can just buy a tank!
>>28592524>>"Is this an original?"
>>28592524>>"So are you a tank commander yourself?">>"Why don't you call it a Panzer?">>"Is this an original?"All of these can work. In b4 Maho and Erika followed us to observe further.
>>28592524>>28592524>"Why don't you call it a Panzer?"Play dumb
>>28592524>"Is this an original?"
>>28592524>"So are you a tank commander yourself?"
>>28592555Sure, why not.also>Inb4 Maho and Erika followed us to observe furtherNo. No no no. Nonono.
>>28592524Is this an original?
>>28592524>>"So are you a tank commander yourself?"
>>28592546I saw an M24 Chaffee for $240000.
>>28592524>Other.Pretend to be a dumb tourist, see how much she'll feed us before one of our teammates comes up and reveals who we are.
>>28592588...but seriously, you can get a T-34 for like $40k
>>28592524>"That's when you break out the Hellcats right?"Why would we be a tourist here if we didn't like tanks,
>>28592634>Scouting with HellcatsI hate you.
>>28592668I was asking questions in the other thread about the different types of Senshado, and it seems like American Senshado is like WoT where you have guns mounted on tanks that were never designed to accept them.
>>28592700>M4 with 120mm smoothbore and turbine
>>28592700And what does that have to do with using a TD that has insane straightline speed in a high mobility scouting role instead of its intended purpose, that of strategic movements to intercept Blitzkrieg armoured thrusts?I'll take a Chaffee or a Stuart either M3 or M5 over the Hellcat in the scout role anyday.To rebut your point of differnet types of senshado, I'm a bit rusty on it, but you COULD do some WoT mods/upgrades for certain tanks. The Hellcat for example, they actually did take a turret and 90mm setup from the M36 Jackson and fit it, though by htat late in the war, they just built more M36 Jackson's.
>>28592715Fuck no, that's stupid.
>>28592715The tank would probably tip over if it was used broadside.
>>28592780Nothing apart from using an object for something other than the intended role.It also reminded me of WoT because the Hellcat is ridiculous in all roles.
>>28592780Would an M8 be senshado legal? It's fully enclosed but doesn't have tracks, and would be even more stealthy and fast than a stuart.
Real men scout with arty
>>28592811>M8Are you talking about the Buford M8?
>>28588845>mfw that imageI haven't played WoT since they nerfed it.God, I loved that tank.
>>28592829No. the M8 greyhound. Wheeled scout vehicle with the 37 from a stuart.
>>28592802Fair enough. Though as a Hellcat player in WoT, they do not scout very well. Not being able to turn and being rather large compared to any of the French or German scouts.... Urgh.>>28592811>>28592856That is interesting. I would say no because it does not feature tracks, though it is still an Armoured Fighting Vehicle. It can't fall into the broad definition of "tank" because it has wheels.
>>28592888Just don't go into the category of tanks that can operate as wheeled and tracked vehicles, then there might be a huge rule lawyers fight.
>>28592888Yeah, but you've got great camo and unlike scouts, you can inflict some real damage with your excellent firepower.
>>28592888>Though as a Hellcat player in WoT, they do not scout very well.tell that to my clan who one stage 1 of the second campaign with them, fucking awesome viewrange and damn good camo
>>28592930How did they scout? Aggressively, or passively?
>>28592947I would assume passively.Get in a nice flanking spot with Camo and Binocs and just light shit up.
>>28592930Oh passively they are great, I won't argue that. I always think scout = aggressive, though that's just my preferred playstyle. Then again, I tend to run historical Hellcat with 76mm M1A3. Allegations of HAX are delicious on her fire rate!
>>28593020Is the M1A2 76mm on the Sherman Jumbo worth it over the 105mm?
>>28593161you shouldnt even be considering the 105 anymore, and fuck, it was only ever useful before the HEAT shell nerf and as a seal clubber
>>28593161Depends on your playstyle. Derp will eat any teir 5's and is an alpha weapon, the 76mm M1A2 is a DPS RoF Monster that can and will pen up to 7's and 8's side/rear.
>>28593161And lose the retard strong first turret? Hell no, 105 all day erryday.
>>28593161Just use the M1A1.
>>28593161Hells yes.The 105 hits like a motherfucker, but it shares the same weakness as most other 105 derpguns - it ain't penetrating shit. You get reduced to plinking away at anything t6 or higher, and there's a number of hard bastards at t5 who can take the hits as well.This goes for pretty much every 105 howitzer. At tier 3, its a monstrosity. At tier 4, its retarded alpha but there's things it'll bounce off or that will get to shoot back. At tier 5 and above, get used to seeing bounces (or with the HE, nickel and diming things to death).
Jesus fuck BJ, been an hour since your last post
>>28593326inb4 NEXT TIME!
>>28593326Yeah, must be next time shortly
You look the Stuart up and down. "She an original?" You ask, allowing your savvy to show.Kay nods. "Sure is," she says, happily patting the tank. "Left behind in the Phillipines after the war- we had to find her a new turret and gun since she'd been converted into a tractor." You nod- towards the end of the war in the Pacific, the Stuart was being phased out of service in favor of the Chaffee and Sherman and it tended be a lot cheaper to leave the older tanks where they were left than bring them home for decommissioning. "But that all happened years ago before I was here...""I heard that in Japan, a lot of Senshado teams prefer a tank that actually saw service..." You say, remembering what Holly had said a while back during the interview. "Something about fighting spirit?"Kay laughs a bit. "Yeah, I guess there's something to that." She admits. "Though really, why make a new reproduction when there's still old tanks sitting around to be fixed up?" She says, gazing up at the tank's turret.The moment is then wrecked. "KAY!" Anzu shouts from behind you. "It's been forever!""Anzu!" Kay says, her smile widening into a grin. "So Oorai's got a tank team, now?" She says, obviously ribbing the class President."Sure do! And you better not underestimate us tomorrow!" Anzu says, coming up along side of you. "I see you've met our Pershing's commander!"Kay winks at you. "I thought so..." She says warmly. "...We tankers can smell our own! So you've got a Pershing, hm?" She says turning to you. >"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever.">"You two know each other?">Let them catch up- let's go find Miho.>Other.
>>28593669>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever."
>>28593669>>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever.">>"You two know each other?"
>>28593669>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever.">"You two know each other?"
>>28593669>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever."MOAR KAY.
>>28593669>Other."Ah. Busted."Then make the proper introductions.>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever."
>>28593669>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever."It's braggin time.
>>28593669>>"You two know each other?""Anzu, is it possible that you personally know *every* other Tank team Commander in the country?
>>28593669>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever."AND>"You two know each other?""I swear Anzu did you speak to every single other tank commander in this league?!"
>>28593725Yeah, I'm with this guy in pointing that one out.Darjeeling? We let that one slide.Twice is too much of a coincidence now.
>>28593725I would not be surprised at all.
>>28593669And now we wait another hour
>>28593669>>Let them catch up- let's go find Miho.Warn her that her sister is out and about.
>>28593771Join us playing tanks whilst we wait.>Hey isn't it sad that since they nerfed the Super Pershing you don't see them anymore?NOT REALLY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>28593796I'm the guy you're responding to, and I can tell you there's nothing I would not do than play WoT again. Literally one of the worst games I have ever played.
>>28593796I would.But I decided - rather stupidly - that I wanted to try some Heavies for once and my current grind choices are the Lee, the B1 or the T-28.I think I'd rather neck myself at this point.
>>28593796Looks like someone never learned how to fight one back when its frontal armor was worth a damn.
>>28593826The game itself isn't bad, but the players... yeah. I don't think I've seen such a toxic playerbase outside of maybe League of Legends.
>>28593827The lee. Play it as a TD and its alright, then you get to the M4, which then leads to the E8, which is the bees knees.
>>28593826Every game after that I hoped the guy was on my team, just so I could TK him
>>28593826There's worse. You should have seen the Halo 2 community back in the day.>>28593827Lee is a second line support tank, play it like a TD and don't engage under 300m. Great tank. B1 sucks balls, good luck with it. T-28 is sniper. As far back as you can.>>28593837Not that I didn't learn to fight them, more as whenever I encountered them I was usually in a teir 6 or 7. My King Tiger had no troubles nomming them at all.
>>28593861I went Lee and then T1 heavy. That way you get the 76mm once you hit the M6 and don't get fucked.It's also a pretty good carry tank because of how easy it is to angle and the huge tracks.
>>28593861Hell no it's not alright, not even if you play it as a TD. It has no armor, no speed, no camo, no accuracy, mediocre (at best) penetration, and a fuckhuge profile. The DPM looks good on paper, but that doesn't mean shit if it can't hit or pen anything. It literally does nothing well.
>>28593796See now that's not really fair, I just had a battle in my Super Pershing and I got a steel wall, wheres the nerf? I still love the tank regardless of how much negative comments it gets, I-It's still my B-BlackJack b-bakas
>>28593888I actually managed to kill one with my Nashorn earlier this week- He was at about 200m so I couldn't aim for weakspots, so I just started firing center-of-mass rounds and all but one went right through.Yeah, the SP's armor is now so bad that Tier VI tank destroyers go right through it.
>>28593827B1, the BDR is worth it once you get the 90mm
>>28593950But it's faster! Working as intended!
>>28593946>>28593950To be fair, I'll tank a T26 over the Type 59 anyday.At least I can get around a Super Pershing!
>>28593971but the AMX 50B is not worth grinding that line, go american or russian
>>28593950Isn't the Nashorn packing an 88
>>28593991I've had a ConqGC knock out everything on my E100 except the right track and my driver
>>28593971I do find the B1 the most fun of the three.Not very often, but once in a while you get to toptank in a match that isn't saturated with Hetzers or the new Marder offshoot. And then its a hilarious - if completely impotent - brick that soaks half the teams firepower before it dies.
>>28594010I swear SPGs are one of the worst things in the game. Especially SPGs with a higher RoF than maxed out repair.
>>28594039The B1 is one of those wierd tanks, that in 9/10 games gets ass-pillaged by everything it meets, but during those special 1/10, you become the unstoppable avatar of death, and everything becomes worth it.
>>28594042eh, they are manageable, if you find yourself getting killed by one, especially permatracked, then its pretty clear your in a terrible position.
>>28594067Many french tanks are like that, take the Duck for instance. You weep tears of blood when you get thrown into high tier games, but when you are in the top third of the list you are untouchable.
>>28594067I find it best to team up with a hetzer or Marder and kill everything between you.
>>28594120Ideally something with a High-alpha, High-pen, because the B1's gun, when it penetrates, is the machinegun of death.
>>28588845Fuck you OP. I bought that tank without checking the forums and now I'm sad.
>>28594186Serves you right. Research!
>>28594153once in the B1 the match came down to me and an amx 40 without it's top gun. so many ricochets.
>>28594257I allways carry 12 prems because of shit like that.
>>28594240He doesn't have to go around reminding me about it.
>>28594186Remember, if it's not Soviet, you're not allowed to have fun playing it!
>>28594285No. He has. You are still complaining about YOUR failure, so you haven't learned your lesson.
>>28594074The point is that you can't escape because you're permatracked, even if the SPG loses sight of you, it knows that you're permatracked in that spot and can keep shelling it.
>>28593669>"Black Jack- he's been in my family forever."Anzu knowing garupans is both unimportant and unsurprising. Though also >Ask Anzu if she's seen Miho anywhere
>>28594186Should have bought a T59
>>28594257I recently had a match that involved my B1 staring down a Matilda with the howitzer mounted (and no HE shells, apparently).Two minutes of bounces later, we're reduced to headbutting eachother to death.
Woah this is still in progress?
>>28594338which is why I always carry a repair kit, a med kit and a fire extinguisher, and anyone who doesn't, deserves to get permatracked
>>28594399Say you've used the Repair kit, you go to peak with your T29 and its 100% Repair Skill. You're spotted and a FV304 starts wailing on you, you've been tracked and no longer have a repair kit.Even though nothing is going to pen your turret, you're still going to die from the rain of HE.After this happened I tried to drop my Extinguisher for another Repair Kit.No dice.
>>28594186> bought the T26E4 pre-nerf> kept the T26E4 post-nerf> No longer moves like a -complete- fucking pig when it goes uphill since it is now slightly lighter> Still enjoy playing itDon't play it as much as I used to, I will confess. Still love it though. Pre-nerf it was pretty OP if you were top of your own tier, nothing could touch you at all in those kind of games.
>>28594469Oh hey, a T-35.
>>28594469>still calling it a nerf>2nd spaced armor plate size increased significantly, covering more of the hull
Who wants to learn about tanks while we wait?Just ask for a US tank built during WWII (or slightly after), could even be a Prototype.
>>28594569Teach us about the american autoloaders
>>28594569AMPHIBIOUS NUCLEAR FUCKTANK
>>28594569Tell me why americans were so bad at tonks.
>>28594569Please Mr. The way, teach me about these >>28594605
>>28594569Am I the only one who has this horrible anxiety about oscillating turrets? They just seem like a recipe for absolutely disastrous jamming and general mechanical failure.
>>28594598Gimme a minute
>>28594605oh lawd that thing
You nod. "We call him Black Jack." You say, smiling. "He's been in my family for decades- my grandfather was the loader for him during Korea and bought him after the war."Kay nods. "The real deal, eh?" She says, smiling approvingly. "We've been trying to get a Pershing for years- one in good enough condition is hard to find..." She looks at Anzu. "Anzu, you're a lucky girl to find something like that- if this guy is half as good as he looks we're going to have a game on our hands tomorrow." She reaches out pats Anzu's arm.You can't help but be a little proud- but also a bit impressed. "So... First Darjeeling, and now Kay... Are there any senshado commanders you aren't friends with?" Anzu grins. "To be fair- it's hard for someone to not be friends with Kay- whether they want to or not." You can definately tell that- Kay's one of the most aggressively warm and friendly people you've ever met. "But, it might surprise you to know that those of us in leadership positions like to stay in contact with each other." She says lightly. "Have you seen Miho anywhere?" She says, looking to you.You shake your head. "Not in a bit- y'know I-""Met her sister?" Anzu says, completing your thought. "So did I- actually if you can find her you want to tell her about that? She might want a bit of advanced warning."
>>28594628hence the reason the only ones to use them were the french...
ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST...>BlackJack likely gets Miho and Maho mixed up constantly.>Cats out of the Bag.>We put people in their place.Girls und Panzer Quest will return tomorrow at 5-6PM PST!Follow me on Twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the threads go live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>28594661ON DRAGON BALL Z!
>>28594669>>We put people in their place.Miho on our dick?
Still the best
>>28594669>We put people in their place.
>>28594669>>Cats out of the Bag.
>>28594661>>28594668One day we're gonna do a complete one before BlackJack.One day...>>28594669>BlackJack likely gets Miho and Maho mixed up constantly.Aw, c'mon!Also, I'm surprised Darjeeling didn't interrupt from nowhere to out Russells as an Ooarai tanker.
>>28594569The T57 was based on the M103 Chassis (I can go into more detail about the Chassis if anyone wants)The automatic loader consisted of an 8 round rotary drum magazine below the gun and a rammer just behind the weapon which pivoted between positions to align with the gun and magazine.The magazine and rammer were intended for fixed ammunition, but an alternate design was prepared for use with separated rounds. In operation, the hydraulically actuated rammer withdrew a round from the magazine and at the same time ejected the cartridge case from the previously fired shot through the port in the top rear of the roof.The rammer then moved into alignment with the gun breech and rammed the new round into the weapon tripping the extractor and closing the breech.Firing the gun actuated a toggle switch on the breech ring which operated the hydraulic cylinder that opened the breech. The empty case was then ejected into the trough back of the round holder assembly.Any one of the three types of the ammunition could be selected from the magazine by the gunner or tank commander.
>>28594719Looks like BJ has finished up so I soon.The three man turret consisted of the gunner and loader on the right and left sides respectively and the tank commander on the right, behind the gunner.A Cupola over the tank commander's position was fitted with 6 T36 periscopes and an M2 antiaircraft machine gun. A separate hatch was installed on the left side of the turret roof for the loader.. In addition, a large power operated section of the turret roof which contained both the Cupola and the Loader's hatch could be opened for easy access to the turret.The T43E1 hull had stowage modifications to accommodate ten rounds of 120mm, bringing the total to 18 rounds. The Driver occupied his normal position in the T43E1 hull.Progress was slow in the T57 project because design problems and delays in obtaining some of the required government furnished equipment. The latter reflected changing priorities during this period to newer, lighter tank chassis armed with more powerful weapons.A T57 turret was installed on a T43E1 chassis with registration number 30170207, but work on the was ended before the equipment could be tested.Ordnance Committee action cancelled the development on 17 Jan 1957 and scrapped both T57 turrets. The two T43E1 chassis were returned to supply.There's also the T58 based on the same principle as the T57, but I'll do it another day.
>>28594719If anything, please tell us about tanks that aren't in WoT yet.
>>28594793Can't. Mostly because I'm pretty sure WG went through the book I'm looking at right now and pulled all the tanks from it.The best I can do is variations on the tanks already in WoT. Specifically M4s and M26I'll do it another time though. It's pretty late
>>28594874Theres a ton of murrcan tanks not in the game yet... Just dont know which they are, so I cant reserach them lol.
>>28594791Heh, I see you have the same PDF I do.In other news, pic related is taking longer than I expected.
>>28594914> AndorraNever even heard of it. How many of these countries still exist
>>28594944>>28594905That's right, they haven't put in the T92 yet
>>28594914Are you the guy making European Battalion Tanking?>>28594944Andorra is a small principality between Spain and France. The people there are dirty.
>>28595139Yes, and floundering in the sea of "Too many countries" and "Not enough unpopulated plains"Was actually going to ask for help on this thread but came in just after NEXT TIME.
>>28595316I'm still here. What do you need help with?Also, I don't remember if yours was going to be writefagging or not.
>>28595316Middle of the day in Europe... You might find some people around ;)Also, I love this idea, even though I imagine that some countries might only be able to contribute to the batallion level by combining schools (I can very well imagine the nordic countries having several schools that compete at company level between each other, and then work together when playing against other countries).
>>28595408I agree with this guy.Take football/soccer for example. They have different teams for regional and national levels.Also, as far as >not enough unpopulated plainsTankery obviously won't have popped up overnight. You can say that some areas have been set aside as dedicated tankery fields. Or you could just go the other way and do what the show does, where you evacuate the area of people and then compensate for damages.
>>28595467Yeah, Eurotankery will probably be a bit more terrain intensive, perhaps with less emphasis on long range tanks as a result, prefering things with thick armor that can brawl it out in the cities...Also, since many of the tanks were invented here, I somehow imagine that most countries would see it as a point of pride to have at least one "native" tank in their line-up, at the very least in international competitions. This goes for the smaller countries as well mind you (Hungarians with Toldi's, Swedes with Stridsvagn m/41 or m/42, Italians with P40s...)
>>28595408The idea was that each individual school would have maybe a platoon 3 or 5 tanks strong (depending on whether it's USSR/NATO doctrine they use), and each region/city etc. would hold competitions to see which schools get to form part of a company, then a nationwide tournament to see who qualifies for the Euro league.>>28595467I hit upon the idea of the association leasing fields out from local farms in winter/autumn after the harvest, but I'm not sure if that'll work in the warmer regions.I was also going through the list of abandoned towns to find an urban area (Vivikonna for example). I've set the battlefield sizes at 10-15km long and just as wide, but I'm not sure if that'll be large enough for 140 tanks to run around in.>>28595495Maybe those tanks as mascots? I honestly can't see any Italian tank standing up to a T-54.
>>28595605You may want to up that size to around 20km, although that's getting fucking large.Also, you don't feel like imposing restrictions on the number of late war tanks that can be used?
>>28595723I honestly don't know. If I put restrictions in, the match just becomes a smaller scale late-war fight happening in the middle of a mid-war fight., so a significant fraction of the team becomes irrelevant.
>>28595903Maybe a limit on how much frontal armour you're allowed?
>>28596040That's discrimination as certain people would not be able to participate.
One solution to that whole T-54 debacle might be self-policing and sportsmanship. Everyone agrees that that tank is fucking stupid, and thus noone brings it, since a victory by that would be hollow and cost the school all respect from everyone...
>>28596283I just based the entire meta around it and had schools pick tanks that would be able to counter them, and used that for a basis for the backroom politicking by the French and Germans to change the cutoff to "In service by V-E".
>>28588845Super Nubshing is OP though.