>Monday, September 23rd 2013You wake up. Your eyes fluttering awake the minute the sunlight hits them.Wait….sunlight?You push back the blinds to see a fantastic day outside, filled with sunshine and happiness. Hell, you’re pretty sure you see a bunch of girls flying a kite outside. That never happens.You check the mirror and find nothing drawn on your face. You curse inwardly; last night would have been a big chance to try and get revenge on Marie and Haley. You’ll have to resolve for something later.You flop back onto the bed cheerfully after showering and getting dressed and pull out your phone. You’ve got a bit of time to kill, so you may as well have a look around on there. Only question is, which order of business do you want to attend too first?>Apply for Job (Specify date)>Check Email>Tank Store>Browse Internet Casually>Do Research on Something (specify)>Other
>>29216707>>Check EmailHAHA, TIME FOR TANKS
>Check EmailYou swipe to the side and begin the morning ritual of looking over your emails. It’s weird, but you feel as though you should check them more often. Eh, with all this running around you don’t get much time for anything. Now maybe if you had a tank to drive around in instead….You rouse yourself from your daydreaming, and check the emails. You have one new email. >Hitami Itawa – A Bit of Housekeeping……>Jessie Duke – Day 1: Success. Thanks Sherbrooke!>Jennifer Creighton – Hiya!
>>29217016>>Hitami Itawa – A Bit of Housekeeping……
>>29217016>>Jennifer Creighton – Hiya!
>>29217016>>Jessie Duke – Day 1: Success. Thanks Sherbrooke!
Wow.....I should have expected this to happen but we're tied at 1 a piece.Do we want all emails? Roll for which one? Wait and see?
>>29217165All the e-mails
>>29217165ALL OF THEM
>Fuck it, all of the emailsEh, may as well open all of them. They could be important, and you may miss an appointment or a cool opportunity if you don’t read them as soon as possible:>Hitami Itawa – A Bit of Housekeeping……Oh boy, you got an email from the ITL. You sigh as you open up the email. This is probably just a follow-up on the last email you got the other day.>Miss LeClerc, just a small piece of housekeeping regarding your tanks.>Our ITL officators and technicians will need access to your tanks on the day the schedule is released to make sure that they comply with all rules and regulations provided by the ITL and the North America and Canada Division.>Additionally, our technicians will outfit your Tanks with the approved equipment, shells and armouring to compete. Note that this does not upgrade your tanks – that must be done on your own time.>NOTE: The ITL are coming on September 30th>Thankyou for your time.>Hitami Itawa You open up the other email:>Jessie Duke – Day 1: Success. Thanks Sherbrooke!>Thankyou, Sherbrooke!>This is just a quick message to thank everyone who called our delivery agency yesterday to arrange pickups. We had over a Hundred and twenty students asking us for small favours in return for cash and we want to thank each and every single one of you.>Just a reminder that we will be doing this throughout the term and beyond. Or until Student Law Enforcement shuts us down. Whichever comes last.>We’re also taking on any students that are looking for a few quick bucks by making deliveries in the general area of Sherbrooke due to the high demand of deliveries asked for. >Please simply respond to this email with your name and model and make of vehicle you are using if you wish to supply your own. >Supplying your own vehicle is recommended.>Once again, a huge thankyou!>Jessie DukeYou furrow your brow and slide to the next email. Well at least you can determine that they’re legit.[1/2]
[2/2]>Jennifer Creighton – Hiya!Your brow furrows as you open the new email. Now either this is a challenge to a death duel in tanks or its someone who got the address wrong. You begin reading:>First of all, Hi!>I’m Jennifer Creighton, and your instructor and my current commander, Kate Bradley gave me your contact details, so I thought I’d shoot you an email and welcome you to the neighbourhood so to speak.>Firstly, I realize your school has a proud and established history, and that they’ve never tried an endeavor quite like this. Cobbling together what resources they have to try and beat the heat, as it were. We here at George S Patton School of Tankery also believe in the honour of tankery and do not want you turning up to your first match in rust buckets, so we are prepared to offer a little stimulus package to get the ball rolling. Don’t spend it on anything heretical like those wretched girls from Walter Christie.>+$15000>Secondly, and I’m sure Kate has already stated this too you, but the North America and Canada Division of George S Patton’s for the taking. We have won it 9 out of the last ten years. You could almost call it our birthright. Rest assured, if it comes down to us or you, I will suit up with Commander Bradley and give my all to annihilate you off the face of the earth on whatever battleground we meet on.>Thanks and have a lovely day!>Jennifer Creighton>Sub-Commander/Acting Commander>George S Patton School of TankeryYou gulp. Well that can’t be good. But you got a little money out of it, so there is that.You go back to your phone. Hmph, no-one must be awake yet.>Continue Checking Emails (Please Specify)>Do Research on Someone/Something (Specify.)>Browse Internet Casually>Call Someone (Specify)>Tank Shop>Other
>>29217529>>Tank ShopLet's get our stuff for comp.spec
>>29217529>>Tank ShopLET'S BUY THINGS
>>29217662>>29217689if we're doing this, OP might want to post the pastebins...
>>29217715Terribly sorry. I woke up and went straight to this so forgot a few things. Working.
>>29217734all good bro
>Tank ShopYou bring up the tank store and the listings on your phone, filtering by what tanks you think you do have, as well as the four tanks on sale for the week.http://pastebin.com/eD0S90zZYou browse and frown, flicking through. So many options but what do you do? This is your first purchase as Tank Commander and you want to get off on the right foot.>Purchase a Tank (Specify)>Upgrade Tanks (Specify)>Do Research on Someone/Something (Specify.)>Browse Internet Casually>Call Someone (Specify)>Other
>>29217876>>Purchase a Tank (Crusader)You can never have enough firepower.
>>29217876>Crusader I CS (Buy Tank)>Comp.Spec the TETRARCH I might be good to do deliveries
>>29217876>>Upgrade Tanks (Specify)how much cash do we have?we need to compspec our tanksUPGRADE TO TETRARCH I (COMP. SPEC)
>>29217876Buy the Crusader, comp spec the TETRARCH
>>29217876I'm liking the Centurion, but it seems expensive. My vote is going for the Cromwell.
>>29218149I don't trust it, it was still an experimental tank at the time.The Centrurion I mean
>Purchase a Tank (Crusader I CS)>Comp Spec TetrarchYou pull your phone application up and call Mr Coapes Tank Emporium.“Good Morning, Evelyn. What can I do for you?”“Well we got a little bit of money in our budget, so I’m trying to decide what we can do.”“Yes, it looks like 25 thousand in your accound. Up 15 thousand from yesterday. Anything in particular happen?”“George S Patton gave us a stimulus package.”“I see.” “Anyway I was wondering whether we could buy the Crusader and bring the Tetrarch up to competition speciications.”“Sure thing” Mr Coapes says jovially “The Tetrarch will take me most of the day if you want to get started on that….”>CONFIRM PUCHASE: CRUSADER I CS (VINTAGE) (-$10,000)>Y/N?>CONFIRM UPGRADE: TETRARCH (VINTAGE) to TETRARCH (COMP. SPEC) (-$2500)>Y/N?
>>29218071>>29218106>>29218136Just curious as to why everyone seems to love this little tank in every GuP thread I see.
>>29218248because in WoT its OP as fuck, and hilariously fun, fast little bugger that can scout welloutside of WoT, its just plain cool, and damn fast, the brits air dropped them in giant gliders>>29218234>CONFIRM PUCHASE: CRUSADER I CS (VINTAGE) (-$10,000)Y>CONFIRM UPGRADE: TETRARCH (VINTAGE) to TETRARCH (COMP. SPEC) (-$2500)Y
>>29218234I just realized how expensive the Crusader is right now.So >Nbut the Tetrarch >Y
>>29218234>CONFIRM PUCHASE: CRUSADER I CS (VINTAGE) (-$10,000)>Y>CONFIRM UPGRADE: TETRARCH (VINTAGE) to TETRARCH (COMP. SPEC) (-$2500)>Ylets also compspec the Turan
>>29218311actually wait other anon is right, we could be better of using the money to comp spec another tank. so I change it to >N
>>29218311We can only Comp.Spec one Tank at a time.and guys, we only have 25,000 dollars on hand if we buy the crusader now, it will literally cut our budget in half. Let's focus on spening it on Comp.Specing out tanks first.
>>29218332Change which answer to N? Crusader or Tetrarch
>>29218294So it's a WoT thing, guess that explains it. Also, are we going to be choosing tanks based on a plan or just what looks tonk strong?
>>29218356crusaderlets compspec our stuff first
we need to focus on figuring out what our lineup should be good at, right now its mixed heavy/slow and light/fast, which is bad, we need to go one or the other, and i'm thinking fastwhats everyones thoughts on selling the Char and mathilda?
>>29218234>Purchase N>Upgrade Y
>>29218377also, i'm thinking if we've got enough, we get the crusader and the cromwell and go cruiser doctrine
>>29218377I want to keep the matilda since we need to fire power.I'm on the fence with the Char.
>>29218377We could at least try and look for what we could get for it
>>29218401the matilda has the same firepower as the tetrarch and the valentine, a 2pdrwe need a LJ adaptor for the tetrarch because its gun cannot be upgraded, the others canthe Char though, thats a piece of shit through and through
it just occured to me, the Churchill Kangeroo it an open topped APC, the fuck is it doing on the list?
>>29218452To fool silly people. >>29218377We should sell the Char, it's a prewar tank that just barely gets by as it is.
>CONFIRM PUCHASE: CRUSADER I CS (VINTAGE) (-$10,000)>N>CONFIRM UPGRADE: TETRARCH (VINTAGE) to TETRARCH (COMP. SPEC) (-$2500)>Y“Actually Mr Coape, I’m going to hold off on that Crusader for now – not sure whether we need it right now.”“That’s fine, Evelyn.” The old man says patiently “You can wishlist it before Thursday if you’re still undecided. It’ll stay on the market for another week. How about the Tetrarch?”“Oh yes please” You say excitedly.>-$2500“Good Tanks, the Tetrarchs” Coape says “British dropped them from gliders during the War. They’re nimble little buggers, I’ll tell you. Wont penetrate much, and won’t take much of a punch, but put a decent radio in one and he’ll report everything to your opponent.”“Is there anything else I can help you with, Miss LeClerc?”>Purchase a Tank (Specify)>Upgrade Tanks (Specify)>Do Research on Someone/Something (Specify.)>Browse Internet Casually>Call Someone (Specify)>Other
>>29218432we can upgun it to a 6prd gun later,The Char again I'm on the fence, and I rather not sell it until we get all of the tanks first and what our crews will choose
>>29218529>Upgrade Tanks (Turan)>Other (sell Char D2)for when the tetrarch is done
>>29218578Let's not sell it yet. We'll do it until we need more cash
>>29218578forgot to mention: the upgrade is compspeccing it
>>29218529>Browse Internet Casually
>>29218529>Browse Internet CasuallyDo we have anything pressing we need to do?
>>29218578The Turan isn't all that good even when upgraded, we'd have to put in a German 75mm to make it worth anything. Though I do agree about the Char, it needs to go but once we're sure we can crew everything else and replace it.
>>29218743the Turan is serviceable for now, although once we get the money i'd vote we sell it, it can't be upgraded/converted paste the short 75mm equipped 41M so itl be pretty crap laterbut the Char, its fucking useless and needs to go
>Browse Internet Casually“Hmmm, I’m kind of on the fence about upgrading the Turan and the Matilda but I’m not sure whether that will knock them out of commission for too long.”“Well, starting tomorrow I’ll have my son, Arthur, helping out here, so we’ll be able to get more done here with the tanks. Give me a call tomorrow and I’ll see what we can do for you.”>NOTE: Starting tomorrow, you may now upgrade 2 Tanks at a time in the store. This could improve or degrade based on Evelyn’s actions.“Okay, thanks Mister Coape”“My pleasure, Miss LeClerc you have a good one.” Coape says as he hangs up.You shrug and flick open your web browser on your phone, trawling through a few sites before you sigh and head over to TankeryDraft.com.You mosey on to the forums and take a look through the discussions. There’s a great thread about Kate Bradley that you have a look through, with a number of different opinions on display for your soon-to-be instructor. A few posts jump out at you:“She’s good but she’s not the GOAT.”“She got recruited out of her junior year. She’s THAT good. I mean, she’s like the Michael Whittman of High School Tankery.”“Comparing a Nazi tank Ace to an 18 year old? Smooth.”“Any truth to the rumour she’s an instructor at West Point? I didn’t think they got High schoolers to do that sort of stuff.”“I mean, she’s good, but she’s not like the Aces from Sherbrooke.”“One: You’re talking out your ass. And Two: Those girls might be better because they’re a crew. They have great chemistry. When they get drafted they’ll probably get split up to the various corners of the continent which will dimish their returns. Bradley as one woman is unparrelelled in this sport.”“She’s also hot.”“Speaking of Sherbrooke. Have any of you had a look at what their new commander might be like….”[1/2]
>>29218804Godammit Formatting[2/2]Your eyes go wide. There’s a link there. A link with your name attached to it. You tap on it briefly, and up comes a bunch of columns meant to track statistics, strengths and weaknesses. There’s even a small header with where you’d be projected on where to go if the draft was held tomorrow. At current you’re ranked….…..1001th. Oh.>NOTE: You may access Evelyn’s Scouting Report, or the scouting report of any other Ace, any time you would normally browse the internet as long as you have their name or school. Most Scouting Reports will be able to provide a comprehensive breakdown of strengths, weaknesses and rank in the overall Tankery circuit. Evelyn’ Scouting Report is different and will be updated after each match. It can be reviewed to gain benefits and see what you need to improve on for the next match. Looking at your scouting profile extensively may have the chance to provide perks.The columns are empty now, but you’re sure they’ll fill up over time. Maybe after a couple matches people will start seeing what kind of Tankery commander you really are, you think to yourself.At that moment you receive a rap at the door.“EVELYN!” Marie shouts as what sounds like her, Haley and Alexis all barge into your dorm, carrying a weaved basket and dressed in summer clothing and hats. “WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC!”Hmmmm….that doesn’t sound like a bad idea actually, despite everything that you have to get done.>Go on Picnic with the Girls>Embark on Sidequest (Specify)>Other
>>29218819>Go on Picnic with the Girlstry to forget that internet nerds are tracking and statting us
>>29218819>Picnic and keep eye out for crews.
>>29218819>>Go on Picnic with the GirlsLET'S SLICE SOME LIFE.
>>29218819What subquests are aviable?
>>29218801Good point, we do need all we can get to start with. Still, I think the Valentine would be a better upgrade over the Turan.
>>29218896Ace of Spades - Find an Ace Crew for ArcadiaSee the World through the Sights of a Tank - Recruit Crews
>>29218911just been looking up the Valentine and agree with you, Valentine is a better choice
>>29218938I'd like to get that Comet if possible, seeing as it can be given a baby 17pdr.
>>29219099fuck I did not notice it.but it's only a chassis, so upgrades could get expensive.
>>29219151True, that's why I put the if possible there. If we can swing it though it would be a great addition. It's not slow, a good gun, and pretty good armour.We might swing it by selling one of the tanks we have, but that's iffy.
>>29219151Not to mention it's not really a proven tank considering it never participated in any major battles in WW2
>Go on Picnic with the Girls“Fuck it, let’s do this.” You say, fist pumping as you walk out the door. FUCK YEAH CANADIAN SUMMER.“Did you get up to anything interesting this morning, Commander?” Haley asks.“I got the Tetrarch up to competition specification.” You say, relaxing as you walk out to the park “We should have it ready for tomorrow.”“But we’re going below decks tomorrow.” Marie says“Oh yeah, hadn’t thought about that.”“Well anyway, I’m glad we all get the day to spend together without having to worry about Tanks, or crews, or…” You say“Oh yeah, I invited all of our crews to meet us here” Alexis says“You what?”“They should be arriving right abou-“There is a loud, very familiar dog bark as Alexis says this, as if right on time. Alexis grins.“Now”“Arr Eveyelyn, how ya doin this mronin’” Jamie says, as Kirk bounds over to your crew, eager to be patted and played with.>Boast>Neutral>Polite
>>29219254>>BoastPet fluffy head.
>>29219205Not major battles no, but it did see combat. It also continued to serve well after WW2, the Irish chose to use it in the late 50's and early 60's because it was cheap, but good choice.
>>29219254>Boastand now I gotta run some errands, try not to waste all our money on valiants guise
>>29219447I'd like to think we aren't that stupid, but from some of the choices made in the other Gup threads I can't be sure.
>Boast“Doing real well. We’re comp speccing the Tetrarch and I found out I have an internet ranking for Tankery.”Everyone stares blankly ‘It’s kind of a big deal to me” you say, blushing nervously. You make a mental note to be such a huge tank nerd. Not just yet..At that point the junior mounties turn up, with the debate team in tow. Fay seems to be leading the junior mounties, watching over them almost like a mother hen and her chicks.“We caught these girls disrupting the public by arguing too loud.” Fay says with a cheeky grin ‘Then they said they knew you, so we thought we’d all tag along together for the ride.”The comic society arrives a few minutes after, with everyone all mingling and chatting already. “Sorry we’re late” Jimena says hurriedly “I overslept. Had a sketch I had to finish the inking on before I went to bed last night.”“Okay, well where are we going for this picnic?” You ask, looking at your crew.“You’re the Commander, you tell us” Marie responds. You sigh. So much for delegating responsibility.>Marshall Jourdan Park>Lake Amherst>Tommy Burns Park>Other
>>29219447a team consisting of 20x elited compspecc'd valiants would be awesome
>>29218294> It's good in WoT> It must be good IRLI can see why LGA:Q is so fucked
>>29219683>> It must be good IRLand where did I say that?I specifically talked about how it was OUTSIDE of the gameI can see why LGA is so fucked if you can't even read properlly>>29219630>Lake AmherstSounds peaceful
>>29219718You're right, you didn't say it. Using WoT as a basis for anything is beyond retarded. But if you disregard the fact that the Crusader wasn't actually that fast, the engine block leaked when traveling cross country, the ammo rack caught fire, the shape of the turret caused it to act like a shot trap and also acting like a lever to tear the turret off, was sub optimal for engaging later Panzer IVs as their shot would shatter, and the Commander doubling as the loader in the Mk III then yes it was a good tank.If you're using it as a Scout, then use an actual Scout tank.
>Lake Amherst“We could always head down to the Lake” You say, shrugging. “Weather’s perfect for all kinds of things down there, its peaceful, and if it gets any hotter we can always all head home to get swimming gear?”Everyone nods emphatically at that. Whoah, must be a good idea then.You all trek down to the lake and begin setting up. Haley puts a picnic blanket down on the grass overlooking the lake, while Alexis and Marie begin sorting out the rest of the things from the pinic basket. Mostly food and drinks and the like, but you also spot a deck of cards. The rest of the crews all go off and do their own thing:The Comic Society begins sketching the landscape, saying that they’d love to get a picture done of the current crews as way to improve solidarity.The Junior Mounties pull a kit out from one of their backpacks and run off to try to fly it across the lake.The Newfy’s all go off and start playing the kirk, with giant dog barking happily the entire time. He runs after each throw of the ball or stick with a sort of reckless abandon and joy that is usually reserved for large dogs and small children.Lastly, you see the debate team is all sitting around the picnic blanket discussing something, except this time not in their usual loudness, but this time with a few harsh whispers. You can’t hear it completely but a few words stand out to you:“…John Monash….”“….Tankery….”Who are you going to spend some time with this morning before lunch?>Fly Kite (Mounties)>Play with Kirk (Newfies)>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)>Idle Gossip (Debate Team)>Help set up for Lunch (Your Crew)>Other
>>29219966>>Fly Kite (Mounties)
>>29219954>CrusaderBro, your confused, I was talking about the Tetrarch...>>29219966>Fly Kite (Mounties)maybe we can go kite surfing
>>29220059tits. sorry. Crusader still sucks
>>29219966>>Fly Kite (Mounties)FUCK YEAH KITES
>>29220059That's not any better. It's a 3-person tank that wasn't even designed to engage other armored vehicles, and the only advantage it had over other tanks was that it could be paradropped, a feature which I seriously doubt will come into play here.
>>29220188its 10k cheaper, seeing as we got it for free, thats good enough for me to use it until we get the cash to replace it with a cromwell or something
>>29220188I'm kind of curious on what you think of light russain tanks.I kind of want a t-80
>>29220188As a Scout tank the Tetrarch is fine, expecting it to fill the role of anything beyond a Scout tank is ridiculous.
>>29220268very true, I still want to put a LJ on its 2pdr to give it a helping hand if it needs to engage
>Fly Kite (Mounties)You make sure that Haley, Marie and Alexis are all fine with the set-up for lunch and how far away lunch is before you head off. They all agree that you can have lunch whenever everyone wants, so there’s no great rush. Marie says she’ll probably call lunch at some stage anyway. You giggle. You can’t wait for that booming voice to be used for calling people to Lunch.You head over to where Fay is watching the Junior Mounties fly their kite. She seems to be enjoying herself, and helps out on the kite whenever needed, but you get the feeling she either has some weird maternal instincts for her junior officers or something.“Hey Evelyn” Fay says cheerfully “Thanks for inviting us all out here. It’s been so good to have a day off in the sunshine to do this sort of stuff.”“Hey yeah, thanks Evelyn” One of the juniors says over where the kite is, giving you a casual salute. You recognize her as Louisa – Fay’s 2IC.“HEY THE REST OF YOU CAN THANK EVELYN TOO!” Fay says suddenly, jumping to disciplinarian with a twitch. The Junior Mounties all snap and begin to thank you profusely.“Thankyou Evelyn”“Thankyou”“Thanks”You giggle and smile sheepishly. Dawwwww they’re kind of cute.“Its really no problem guys, Team Spirit and all that” You say as the Juniors go back to flying the kite. You approach Fay.[1/2]
[2/2]“They’re doing well…” You say, looking at the juniors all helping to weigh the kite down in the stiff breeze. They’ve actually got the whole teamwork thing downpat, now that you look at it.“Yeah,” Fay says “I chose them as they seemed like a very bright bunch of young girls. Eden disagreed, said they were a bunch of delinquents that would never make it as law-officers aboard the ship. I said I’d see what they can do anyway and here we are.”“You and Eden don’t get along?” You say. You notice Fay’s jaw visibly tighten.“…You could say that.”>Press Issue>Change Topic>Fly Kite with the Juniors>Talk to one of the Crews>Call Lunch>Other
>>29220490>Change TopicLet's not be too nosy
>Change Topic“Well, you’ve got Tankery now. Surely that’s a plus?” You ask, desperately trying to find a way to change tack.“Oh definently. We were wondering when we get to pick our Tanks” Fay says, turning to you. “The girls and I were hoping we could hop in the D2, actually. It’s the only tank that will comfortably fit all 5 of us, and we’re thinking since its got a fair bit of armour that it’ll be good to learn in while we get to know the ropes.”“What do you say, Evelyn?”>ASSIGN TEAM AVALANCHE TO CHAR D2?>CONFIRM Y/N?
>>29220907>YSure why notUntil we get something better
>>29220252Honestly? They're dubious at best. The t-70's had a rather poorly setup drive system with one engine driving each tread independently of the other.The t-80 was marginally better, with a 2-man turret and a fixed drivetrain, but by the time it was produced it was already obselete. I've tried finding combat records of the t-80 without any success. I would venture that the SU-76 was probably the most useful thing to come of the t-70's chassis.The BT's suffered from the same 1-man turret problem, and they weren't even universally equipped with radios. They were roughly on par with, or slightly better than the Japanese tanks and tankettes they encountered at Khalkhin Gol, but the Wehrmacht rolled right over them in Barbarossa.>>29220907>Y, but don't get too terribly attached to it
>>29220946really? I will think at least it's speed and armament will be better then the japanese and Italian tanks.Except for maybe the Chi-ha but that's my personnel bias.
>>29220907Wait, the Char D2 only house a crew of 3. How can they cram up to 5?
>>29221121>>29221121I just realized. I'll retcon that in the next update.
>Y“Yeah, that should be fine.” You say, before one of the juniors approaches Fay and begins whispering in her ear.“Ah, it appears my information was a little off” Fay says, sighing “We were researching into the night last night and must have got out facts confused….”“The D2 looks as if it could fit 5” Louisa says. It appears as though they have finished with the kite for now. “But I think Fay really means she wants the Turan.”>ASSIGN TEAM AVALANCHE TO 40M Turan I?>CONFIRM Y/N?
>>29221318>YSure again they have a 5 women crew
>>29221380why did I reply to that post, derp>>29221318>Y
>Y>RELATIONSHIP UNLOCKED (MOUNTIES) – FRIENDLY>Relationships can be improved or deproved by doing certain things with/for crews. Having a good relationship with a crew is essential for a good team, and a friendly or very friendly crew is much more likely to follow orders and do the team thing than an unfriendly team. Friendly teams also have loyalty quests that can be unlocked with certain dialog options – loyalty quests unlock a perk as well as ensuring a team’s relationship never dips below friendly.“Yep, the Turan’s all yours.” You say “Feel free to come see me if you want to uprade it or the like and I’ll see what I can do for you.”“Wooo, we got a Tank!” Alberta jumps up and down excitedly. “We got a tank! We got a tank! We got a tank! We got a tank! We got a tank!”At that moment, Jamie and Kirk both walk over to you. Kirk joins in jumping around excitedly with Alberta, barking excitedly along with her.“Marie told us ta ta tell ya that Lunch is almost up and we should head back” Jamie says in that broad accent “Now if ya don’ mind me asking, are tha rest of us going to be able to pick Tanks after Lunch or what?”You think about that for a second. It might be a good idea to let the crews pick their own Tanks, but you run the risk of waiting on whats below deck before you get a Tank, or even worse, a terrible tank. Alternatively, you could play the control freak and pick tanks for them all, but you have the feeling that may rub a crew or two up the wrong way.“So Comander,” Haley says, as you all gather together for Lunch “How should we decide Tanks first?”>Let Crews Decide>Decide for Crews (Specify which Tank for which crew)>Stall>Other
>>29221833>>Let Crews Decide>Remind them that we still have two tanks unaccounted for
>>29221833>>Let Crews DecideWe still have the two tanks below deck, let them know that.
>>29221833>>29221861>>29221874And tell them we are likely selling the Char.
>Let Crews Decide“Alright, each crew decides what they want to get.” You say “I want you all to know that there are still two tanks unaccounted for below decks, so don’t feel too bad if what you have penciled in right now isn’t what you wanted.”Everyone nods in agreement.“We’ve already got the Turan” Fay says, grinning. “5 woman team here we come!”“We’ll take tha Matilda” Jamie says. You notice Alexis’ face fall a bit.“We’ll take the Valentine” Georgia says “Though I reserve the right to get one of the new tanks when we find out what they are.”“Noted.” You say“There’s four of us, but we’ll take the Char” Jimena says “I’m sure we’ll find some way to all fit.”Which leaves you with…..….The Tetrarch. Great.With that you all tuck into the picnic lunch arrayed in front of you with great gusto. You guess you should talk to your crews and get to know them a bit more. They all seem to be talking quietly amongst themselves, excepting the Debate Team who all seem to be whispering rather loudly the same thing about John Monash you heard earlier, except this time you hear a different few words afterwords than Tankery:“…North America Division…”>Talk to Your Crew>Talk to Mounties>Talk to Comic Society>Talk to Newfies>Talk to Debate Team>Talk Tanks>Other
>>29222200>Talk to Comic Society
>>29222200Wonder why Alexis looks sad
>>29222200>Talk to AlexisAsk what's wrong.
>>29222370A "Matilda" was an Aussie pack used by swagmen, a kind of transient ranch hand. Thus "Waltzing Matilda" refers to wandering with a bedroll and pack.
>>29222200>Talk Tanks>Ask Alexis why she's so sad"So, everyone happy with what they got?" You ask loudly to all the crews gathered in front of you. There's a wide chorus of nods and mumbled affirmations."No complaints here at all" Fay says."Neither" Jaime says "The Matilda's a good tank as far as I know.""Same with the Valentine" Georgia says."I kinda want a different tank than the D2" Jimena says "I think we'll have spacing problems.""Well what Tanks do you expect we'll find underneath the decks?" You ask. "I'm hoping for something big that packs a punch.""I'd be happy with something German" georgia says."Nope, Russians were far better" Her 2IC, Stephanie, chimes in"THEY WERE NOT""WERE TOO"You roll your eyes and then look at Jimena and her crew. "We'd like a Panther" she says "Panther Tank is best tank.""I'm nay sure" Jamie says "A Tiger, I guess? I'll be honest I don't know too many tanks."The Mounties are the last ones to respond "A Ram. Canadian made and operated" Fay says confidently "Hey, you never know, and I think that would be cool.""Don't you think that's a little...." You say, grasping for a word "....unimaginative?""Yeah, but we're Law Enforcement, we don;t get paid to be imaginative."WELP, CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT LOGIC.The rest of the crews disperse back to their activities as soon as lunch is done. You sit and ponder for a while: What should you do?>Play with Kirk (Newfies)>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)>Idle Gossip (Debate Team)>Help set up for Lunch (Your Crew)>Other
I'm going to have to pause updates for a while guys.Sorry about the inconvenience/wait.
>>29222902>>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)>>29222934That's fine, come back soon.
>>29222934>>29222950To clarify, I'll probably be about a half hour to an hour.
>>29222902>>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)We didn't ask why was she sad?
>>29222902>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)>>29222973all good, we'll still be here
>>29222983She was sad because the Matilda got taken. See >>29222479
>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)"Hey Alexis, why were you sad?" You ask, raising your eyebrow."Matilda's are my old schools lucky Tanks" Alexis replies "I wanted that one because it also reminds me of a great Australian Song"You saunter over to the comic girls confidently and begin talking to them, watching them make small sketches and drawings of each of the clubs that compose your Tankery team. You grin. That's actually a really cool, and really sweet idea."We're doing it so we can remember what today was like." Jimena says, finally acknowledging you looking over her shoulder I'd imagine as soon as the season starts we'll be pretty busy.""Oh you bet" You think back to last season and how hectic that was. Yeesh, it wasn't the greatest time. Between the Aces riding your back about the finer points of Tankery, or your classes and the piles of homework you had to put off to focus on tankery it wasn't the least stressful time in the world. Except maybe for people from the Gaza Strip."So Evelyn, I was thinking why don't we do a whole team one." Jimena says "It might take a while though."You nod, and usher everyone together with the slowly falling sun behind you, and all try to stay as still as possible until Jimena gives you the thumbs up. You're not sure how long it is, but after a few moments it starts to feel like forever. Jimena finally gives you the thumbs up as the crews all scamper off, and she grins as she begins sketching in details of faces and clothes."Seems complicated." You say."It is." She responds. "But once I get this on the level it'll be a momento for the entire club to cherish. Hell, we could even do another one after we win."[1/2]
[2/2]You watch Jimena sketch out every detail. From your long hair and cheekbones all the way down to Maries glasses and the ruffles in your shirt where the wind was when she gave you the thumbs up.You then hear the shout of joy as everyone runs over and sees what Jimena did."OH MY GOD THAT'S AMZING""THAT'S COOL.""OH MY GOD YOU'RE SO TALENTED.">+5 Morale across all teams.You grin and then think to yourself. What to do now?>Play with Kirk (Newfies)>Tankery Club Portrait (Comic Society)>Idle Gossip (Debate Team)>Go for a Swim (Everyone)>Other
>>29224075>>Play with Kirk (Newfies)AHHA, TIME TO PET.
>>29224075>Idle Gossip (Debate Team)
>Play with Kirk (Newfies)You decide and go play with the dog, who is prancing around and barking so happily you can't help but giggle every time. As soon as he sees you approaching the newfies, he canters over towards you and begins rubbing up against your leg, inclining his head for a pat."Awwww aren't you just the sweetest" You say in a cutesy voice as you scratch behind his ears. His eyes close briefly as he begins panting."Yeah, Kirk is just a complete ladykiller"Jamie says, visibly exhausted "In more ways than one".'Are you girls alright?" You say, looking at each of them"Oh, just fine." Jamie says "It's just Kirk needs a lot of attention and we're already really tired and he's still wanting more attention.""Well let me take him off your hands." You say. The newfies just nod and hand you the ball. You take it with a glint in your eye."C'mon Kirk, let's play." You say confidently>Throw the Ball Long>Throw the Ball Short>Throw the Ball into the Lake> Psych the Dog Out
>>29224909>>Throw the Ball Long
>>29224909>Throw the Ball into the Lake
>>29224909>Throw the Ball Long
>>29224958We're not "make your dog soaked with lake water" friends yet.
>>Throw the Ball LongYou swing your arm back and let it rip, the ball sailing high and long into the air.Kirk barks excitedly and tears off after the ball, running as fast as his legs will carry him over the hill. You walk after slowly, waiting for him to fetch the ball and bring it back to you.As you crest the hill you find Kirk, surrounded by three girls, all armed with guitars. Kirk has the ball in his mouth and seems to be trying to find you in the crowd, or at least someone he can deposit the ball too.One of the girls spots you and points at Kirk, her windswept black hair falling messily on either side of her face as she addresses."Oi, you. Is this your dog?">Boast>Neutral>Polite
>>29225448>>PoliteNo, it's one one of my friend's.
>>Polite"No, it's one of my friend's. I'm taking care of it for her." You say, trying to be polite while at the same time trying to call Kirk away from the girls."And how's that working out for you?""Not well, admittedly." You say, smiling sheepishly "He's a bit to handle""Well he's disturbing our concentration. We're trying to master five songs by nightfall" The guitar girl says."Wait, so you're all musicians." You say, everything finally coming together."Yeah" The one who has been talking to you says, pointing to herself and then her two comrades "Leona Cohen, Aubrey Graham and Brianna Adams.""Evelyn LeClerc, pleased to meet you." You say, smiling"Wait, LeClerc. You're not the same one as that Tankery Cadet we heard about last year are you?">RECRUITMENT OPPURTUNITY: MUSICIANS>Y/N?
>>29225746>YYeah, I am. Now current commander of the tankery team.
>>29225746>YThey're trying to master 5 songs by nightfall, they probably have too much on their plate but there's no point in not trying
>Y"Yeah. Now Tankery Commander." You say beaming. "You know, we're always looking for people, if you're interested....""Is that dog going to be there?" One of the girls, who Leona introduced as Brianna asks."Oh hell yeah, Kirk's a sweetie. Give him a pat and he'll love you for life." You say. Kirk barks energetically, which elicits a brief squeal from Brianna. She tenuously sticks out her hand which Kirk licks fervently and she giggles."Ooooooh he tickles" she says, giggling. Kirk just grins and begins panting."Hmmmm, you don't seem like terrible people." Leona says "We'll join, but don't expect us to be playing you into battle with Bagpipes from the back of a Tank.">CREW UNLOCKED: MUSICIANS>LEONA COHEN COMMANDING>DEFAULT CALLSIGN: TEAM KAPO"Wouldn't dream of it." You say, grinning "Would you mind playing a song for us so now that we've press-ganged you?""Sure, here's one we're still trying to master" Leona says, and nods at her counterparts as they begin strumming and whistling along to the music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ_1HMAGb4kDamn, that's a pretty good song.You crest the hill back to find everyone packing up. After helping and introducing the musicians as your latest crew, it appears everyone is already starting to leave."It's getting dark" Marie says "We're far enough north that the daylight runs out quicker."Oh, that figures. You think to yourself as everyone bids happy farewells and see you soons to each other. The musicians, far too busy for the rest of the night hand you their contact numbers and go off to practice, leaving you and your crew alone in the park with a rapidly setting sun."Well, what do we want to do for the rest of the Night?" Alexis asks>Crash at your dorm>Crash at Haley/Maries>Crash at Alexis'>Other
>>29225977>>Crash at Alexis'Let's see this Aussie's pad.
>>29225997Probably littered with beer cans, kangaroo droppings and a picture of an Emu nailed to a dart board
>>29225977It's funny because the add before the video started played the exact same song
>>29225977>Crash at Alexis'
>Crash at Alexis'"Why don't we crash at yours it'll be great!" You say exuberantly "I've always wanted to know what an Australian's dorm room must look like.""Oh it's nothing special" Alexis says as you and your crew begin walking. "It's not much different from yours apart from using the fur and scales of the wildlife I have killed as wallpaper."Everyone stops and looks at her, eyes bulging. You included. "Really!?""No" Alexis laughs "It's really not much different from your room really, Evie. Maybe a little bit messier.""Oh okay." You laugh sheepishly, letting Alexis lead the way as you all file in and crash around her dorm, taking up couches, cushions and pillows as you all stretch out the kinks of the day."Okay, what do we want to do?" You ask"Movies" Marie says"Books" Haley says, already with a copy of "Tigers in the Mud" in hand.You look at Alexis last, who seems to be nervously fidgeting "Actually, the debate team told me there was some big news about John Monash college on tonight. I was wondering whether we could maybe catch that?">Books>Movies>News>Other
>>29226425>>NewsThat seems important, let's watch it.
>>29226425>>29226425>NewsLets see the competition. Which school is full of delinquents
>News"Sure, why not." You say, setting yourself up on the couch as the news begins to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CLTegE6zkQ"Good evening I'm Karen Evans. Making news tonight in your world....""Outrage as the American Oil price hits an all time high."BORING"Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets accused for sniffing the glue that keeps the soles of his $5000 shoes together."You giggle quietly. Hehe that could actually be pretty funny."...and in sports, shocking news in the High School Tankery world as the Australian-based John Monash Military College gets admitted into the North America and Canada Division of the ITL."wait....WHAT!?You turn and look at Alexis, who seems to be getting paler and seems to be in the same dumbfounded sense of disbelief that you are."Wha-How?" She mumbles "But that....No....Why?"You snap back to the news report after it has started and after much comforting of Alexis. Most of it hugging and letting her cry on your shoulder."...the Australian school has had a number of grievances with their previous role in the South East Asian leagues of the ITL, having to contend with schools from Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, New Guinea and New Zealand.""The news was handed down this morning by the ITL in Japan. We have since learnt that John Monash have been sending emails out to all prospective Tankery commanders across North America and Canada, looking for practice matches.""When asked about this, current Tankery Commander Bridget Morant said she couldn't wait to see what her team could do on the bigger stages."'We'll keep updating you as the story progresses."[1/2]
[2/2]Alexis switches the TV off and looks at you, a weird blend of confusion, sadness and anger washing over her features."I-I dunno." Alexis says "Can I tell you tomorrow?""Of course." You say, hugging her. "It must be really weird seeing your old school like that.""It brings back more pain than its worth""Well how about I put something light hearted on to help ease the mood" Alexis seems to light up at that, as she jump up and grab a DVD case marked "DANGER 5" and slip it into the DVD player."Way ahead of you" she says, as she begins to turn the TV back on, and press play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z09bNgSeMIAs you watch, you can't help but think if this isn't the most hot damn awesome thing ever....or a Tarantino Movie on drugs.You go to bed giggling and smiling like a little girl on a carnival ride.>END DAY
Okay that's another day in the books.Sorry about my very late update schedule. As I said on my Twitter (@CanadianIron) RL decided to kick my ass tonight ans there's a number of things that needed my full and undivided attention.We'll be back Sunday Night to try and find some tanks below deck.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGiXD8gRvmc
Why is Alexis' old school bad bews?
>>29226853>newsSweet Jesus I need to sleep...Also great thread Iron, see you Sunday.
>>29226853We'll probably find out soon
Alexis is best girl, and this quest is still great.
Previously: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29138254/#p29145077“That's a lot of people” you say acknowledging the mass “looks like they're checking out our tank”“I think most of the people that have seen a T32 are dead, and the rest aren't in this area” Hamish respondsYou start walking towards the edge of the group “nobody say anything about the tank, I want to hear what they're saying”You join the edge of the group and your crew spreads out to different sides, you turn and down at the blonde girl in a singlet and denims next to you“Excuse me, but what's going on here”“Oh, we're just looking at this new tank” she responds in a silvery voice“Hey, you're right, this is a new tank” you say feigning ignorance “it's a Pershing right?”“NOOoooo... well kind of, it uses a lot of the Pershing's parts” she corrects you“What's your name?” she asksYou play it cool holding your hand out “Adam”She takes it and gives a girly shake before the two of you turn back to the tank“I haven't seen you before, are you new here?”“Yeah, I wanted to try it out, it seems pretty cool”
>>29228356“Even though it's a girl's sport” she responds in jest“If liking tanks makes me a girl, then yes I am a girl” you say with a chuckleA kindly old man wearing a sweater vest and slacks climb onto the tank with surprising ease“Who's the old guy?”“That's Bert, he's like a Historian, he used to work at Aberdeen on prototypes during the war”“Hello everybody” the old man calls out “I'm going to do an impromptu History lesson for you all, this tank is rather exciting for me”“I worked with one of the Prototypes of this tank, there were four in total” he continues with a matter of fact tone “the first two were tested at Aberdeen”“I'm getting ahead of myself, these tanks were built with the idea that as many Pershing components as possible were to be used”“One of the key differences is the extra road wheel”“Between the four tanks, the first two sent to Aberdeen had a bow machine gun” he says while pointing to the area on the left of the hull that would have held it“But this one doesn't, so it would have been one of the two sent to Fort Knox or Detroit”“The other difference, or improvement is that the Driver's hatch pivots open, so it's accessible even when the gun is overhead”You see a hand pop up and start waving “What are these things?”>[2/?]I always forget
>>29228378“That sounds like Hamish” you think to yourselfOne of the track extenders is being held up“That would be a track extender, they uh, they go on like this” he says taking it out of Hamish's hand“There's two holes here that they bolt onto, each extender links the joints together” he indicates the edge of the tracks “they were were quite difficult to install”“Do you think we could have a go, I'm sure it would be fast with so many people” you hear Hamish ask like a sly fox“I don't see why not” Burt says “where did you find the extenders?”“In here” you see the garbage bag shoved into Burt's handsHe looks inside it and a look of surprise washes over him “Well there's some shells in here”He quickly regains composure before continuing “right, these are the shells used in the T15E2” he says pulling a casing out “they were made specifically for this tank and gun because the T15's standard casing was too long to maneuver easily, even then we'd still bump it”You see him pull out another casing and place it on the ground carefully before rummaging in the bag for the shells themselvesA bolt of realisation hits you “Don't tell me Hamish only got two shells...shit he probably did, should have asked”>[3/?]
>>29228444The sound of raining steel echoes in the Hanger as Burt empties the bag on the ground“Everyone grab some and we'll get to work, don't worry about tightening them too much just finger tight and we'll get a wrench to finish it off”You look at the girl you were talking to and signal “after you”, first because you're chivalrous, and second because you're a lazy pig. As she walks off towards the tank you check her out, an unsolicited grin breaks out on your faceLooking around you try to find Hamish, in doing so you spot John standing near the bow of the tank chatting with the old guyYou sidle up next to John and introduce yourself while extending your hand “Hi, I'm Adam” “You can call me Bert” he says while shaking your hand“This fellow here is John...” he pauses and furrows his brow as if thinking “you two are wearing the same overalls, and you have the same overalls as the boy that gave me the bag, you know each other?”John responds first “yeah we're getting back into tanking after...a break”“A break, that's interesting. Where did you two go before taking your break”You can tell he knows something, but it's not like it will make a difference now “we competed up in Kentucky in one-on-one matches”“Were these matches NATL sanctioned?”“yep yep yep, he knows” you realise“no” you reply>[4/?]
>>29228493Bert eyes the two of you up and down before responding a few seconds later “don't make a mess this time, or Rick will tan your hides”“okay” is all you say before walking off without a glance back“Man, my hearts was beating like crazy, I thought he was going to bust us” John says after catching up “weren't you nervous when he started asking questions?”“no, we would just go to another club if we were kicked out of this one, the sky isn't falling"“There's Hamish” you see him crouching at the rear of the tank tightening the track extenders that had been installed“Have you got anymore wrenches?” you ask hoping this doesn't turn out like the shells“no”“...”“C'mon John, we'll leave this to him, I need to go find Rick”The two of you head out through the hanger doors to the Saloon hoping to find Rick hanging around in there“ADAM”You halt on the board walk outside the Saloon, and look around for the source of the noise. As you're looking over the staging area in front of the Saloon you spot Rick waving at you with a clipboard from behind a group of teens>[5/5]