"TA-DA!" Patrick yells exuberantly, throwing his arms in the air. He's sitting atop the Panzer IV, evidently having just attached a large red ribbon to the Panzer IV's new KwK 40 L/48 75mm main gun. "Happy Tuesday!" He continues- most of the team had gathered near the Panzer IV for it's unveiling before you, Miho, Yukari and the three girls of Oorai Public Morals Committee- you really need to hurry up and get them a team name.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and as you look over at your captain/girlfriend her eyes glitter at her tank's new armament. It's a significant upgrade- it's old KwK 37 L/24 wasn't really an anti-tank gun so much as a infantry support gun. It was designed to lob high-explosive shells into bunkers, not knock out other armor. "It's..." She turns to you and wraps you in a hug. "It's wonderful!">"That old gun wasn't gonna knock out a Tiger. Figured you need a new gun!">"We found it down in storage.">"Patrick, where did you fine a giant bow?">Other.
>>31005857>"We found it down in storage.">Other.Thank the mechanics for a job well done.
>>31005857>>"We found it down in storage.">"That old gun wasn't gonna knock out a Tiger. Figured you need a new gun!">"Patrick, where did you fine a giant bow?"Sometime I wonder why you ask for votes when its best to do all of them.
>>31005857>"We found it down in storage.">"nothing's too good for my girlfriend, glad you like it, Miho. *hug her tightly*">"Patrick, I don't know where you found a giant bow, but thanks, man.">"Auto-club, big thanks for the rush installation. you girls are awesome."
>>31005857>"We found it down in storage.">"Patrick, where did you fine a giant bow?">Thank the Mechanics
>>31005857>"We found it down in storage.">"That old gun wasn't gonna knock out a Tiger. Figured you need a new gun!"
>>31005857SURPRISE BLACKJACK!I just got 10 kills in my Super Pershing that I named after you, its still a viable tank in my personal opinion. 70% win rate I have in that thing. :3c
>>31007318Don't even get me started on that... thing that WG dares refer to as a "Super" Pershing.There is much historically wrong with that "tank" that I'm actually wondering if anyone in Minsk actually saw any of the pictures of it, or just had someone who's never seen a tank before describe it to them in Mandarine Chinese before having it translated through Pashtun, Aramaic and finally Russian. And that was before the 8.8 nerf, which changed it from an underpowered but occasionally fun to play Tier 8 premium into a shit-sandwich of such epic failure that even the developers have said that it's the post underpowered tank, tier for tier, in the game. (Didn't encourage them to do anything to fix it, though- Storm said recently that there are no plans to buff it.)
>>31007472>Don't even get me started on that... thing that WG dares refer to as a "Super" Pershing.The best part is where the T15E2 has different penetration stats to the T15E1
>>31007472>doesn't write a story post>has plenty of time to write a rant about the Super Pershing
>>31007718What WG did to that tank was insulting to the tank, embarrassing for themselves, and dismissive of the players, who from the first day of the 8.8 public test were almost universally of the opinion that the "rebalance" was in fact perhaps the biggest nerf to a premium tank since the Lowe. They had no shortage of people saying that the new Super Pershing didn't work, but instead of fixing it or even just delaying the "rebalance" they pushed it out anyway.About the only thing they did right in the whole ordeal was offer people unfortunate to buy the tank when it was still a worthwhile tank a refund.
>>31005857>>"Patrick, where did you fine a giant bow?"Seriously, where did he find a bow?Also, for those who are interested in it, there's a new chapter of GertrudexRussels crossover shipping writefaggotry.http://pastebin.com/dSY9q91yI apologize beforehand for dialog-heavy this bit is.
>>31007820jesus christ, write your damn quest.
>>31007866I'm working on it. :P
>>31007828Can you post the pastebins for the previous chapters?
"Don't thank me..." You say as she releases her hug. "I just found it- the Automotive Club are the ones who agreed to stay up late to install it." You gesture to the autoclub who were looking smug at this point. "It was nothing-" Nakajima says, dusting her hands together. "We still need to do some calibration and work on the balance but..." You nod appreciately at her anyway."What I'm interested in is where you guys found a giant bow." You say, looking back to Patrick, who smiles broadly. "Anyway, I figure this baby'll have enough power to punch through some proper armor now."Miho nods. "I'm sure Hana will make good use of it!" She walks along the side of the tank, admiring its new armament. You shoot a look up at Patrick to tell him to get off the damn gun already. >Check in with our crew- we haven't screwed with them in a few days now!>Check in with the History Team>Public Morals Committee probably needs something to do.>Other.
>>31008066>Check in with the History Team
>>31008066>Check in with our crew- we haven't screwed with them in a few days now!>Check in with the History TeamWe have had a distinct lack of Hippo team interaction in this quest
>>31008066>>Check in with the History Team>>Public Morals Committee probably needs something to do.As for screwing with our crew, we should hold off on that and strike when they least expect it. Like a sharknado.
To fill some dead air, let me ask you all a question.How many of you don't play WoT or don't know much about it?Seems like this is the place second to the /vg/ thread to discuss the game.
>>31008350I don't play at all, due to a combination of no money and no time, I just watch the videos Jingles puts out and I get my fix that way.
>>31008146We have a distinct lack of anything in this quest.
>>31008066>Check in with the History TeamAre they still supposed to be looking for something tank related?I thought we already got that covered with finding the gun and the Char B1.
>>31008474not to my knowledge, its just character interaction.>>31008472you, see pic.
>>31008550Why? Can't take honest criticism?
>>31008066>>Check in with our crew- we haven't screwed with them in a few days now!What could they be up to, I wonder?
>>31008586Leave them to their fun, bud. They stay here and don't shit up what you like, do they?
>>31008610I don't get how that shits up their fun, but ok.Enjoy, I guess.
You wander over towards the StuG III. A self-propelled gun mounted on the hull of a Panzer III, the StuG had one of the better guns on the team- the same Kwk 40 75mm that was now installed on the Panzer IV, along with excellent frontal armor.You hold up a hand, "Hail! Caesar!" You say, being unable to help yourself. The tank's co-commander who styled herself on the Roman Emperor is busy scrubbing mud and dirt from the lower half of the tank's hull- this was actually an incredibly important job on a tank- excess debris could lock up rollers, freeze suspensions and even cause the tank to throw its tracks. Cleaning them out between missions was critical- especially for German tanks.She stands up and salutes back. "Russells." She says with a nod, "How can Hippo team be of service?">"So, how'd the fight against Saunders go?">"You and Erwin doing well as co-commanders?">"You guys need anything?">Other.
>>31009179>>"You and Erwin doing well as co-commanders?">>"You guys need anything?"
>>31009179>>"You and Erwin doing well as co-commanders?"
>>31009179>"So, how'd the fight against Saunders go?">"You and Erwin doing well as co-commanders?">"You guys need anything?"
>>31009179>>"So, how'd the fight against Saunders go?">>"You and Erwin doing well as co-commanders?">>"You guys need anything?"
Is there normally no discussion between story posts?
>>31009480Nah, normally there's something. Waifuing, favorite tanks, etc.
>>31009480There's either a giant flamewar, occasional writefaggorty or total silence.
>>31009520> WaifuingI'm still upset you guys didn't choose Yukari.
>>31009179>>"You guys need anything?"We don't talk to them that often, do we?>>31007932There's only been one previous chapter:http://pastebin.com/b8uaHLH4
>>31009556I would have preferred that we hold out for Katyusha, but with a serious tone, we can't do harem shenanigans. Thus, the collective agreement was was we pick one, and keep your best girl in your heart. We chose Miho.
>>31009556I'm hoping she's like Yukari from Rosario + Vampire, rooting for the male and female leads to hook up... So she can more easily score the both of them.
>>31009771I would be more fine with that then you know.
>>31009771Given the way some of the posters here talk, it's the opposite - they want Miho and Russels to hook up so it's easier for the two of them to nail Yukari together.
>>31009771watch the anime, bud.
>>31009179>"You and Erwin doing well as co-commanders?"
You lift yourself up onto the side of the tank's track guard above the front drive wheel. "So, two kills in the fight against Saunders?" You nod. "Accounted well of yourselves. Good job." You congratulate her- she smiles politely."Thank you. We still got knocked out though." She goes back to cleaning the front drive wheel. "We'll do better next time." She says grimly. "Caesar- you guys did fine." You reassure her. "Kills are nice, but they don't matter- We won the match and we did that because Hippo and Duck team did their job. How's co-commanding with Erwin?" You ask, as a large clod of dirt comes loose."I think we've got it figured out well- Erwin's better with tactics, so she's in charge when the shooting starts." Caesar nods. "She's got almost no organizational skills, though, so I keep things running off the field." She sighs. "Which is why I'm out here CLEANING MUD WITH NO HELP!" She says, increasing her volume to get the attention of Erwin, who's head pops up from the hatch."I'm working on important stuff, Caesar!" She says defensively.>"What sort of important stuff?">"I was just congratulating you guys on your work this weekend.">Other.
>>31011045>"What sort of important stuff?">"I was just congratulating you guys on your work this weekend.">OtherOffer to help?
>>31011045>"What sort of important stuff and do you need any help with it?">"I was just congratulating you guys on your work this weekend."
>>31011045>"What sort of important stuff?"go up to inspect what she is doing anyway.
You stand up on the StuG's glacis plate and lean across the barrel of the gun onto the low-slung cabin. "What sort of important stuff?" You say, knowing exactly what sort of 'important stuff' Erwin was probably up to- sleeping, eating, listening to music.She looks down. "I'm... recalibrating the sights!" She says defensively. "Saemonza said that the sights were off!" As she's talking you crawl up onto the top of the cabin and slide open the gunner's hatch.You slide your head and shoulders down into the space within and look around. "Gun calibration, eh?" You search around before seeing a book- a Japanese translation of Guderian's Achtung - Panzer! and right below it, Belton Cooper's "Death Traps".>Let it go- no need to get her in trouble.>"Really, Erwin? Death Traps? Really?">"Nah, she's just doing research.">Other.
>>31012181>"Really, Erwin? Death Traps? Really?">"Nah, she's just doing research."
>>31012181>Let it go- no need to get her in trouble.Literally no reason to be a dick
>>31012219and why is commenting on her reading being a dick?
>>31012181>"Really, Erwin? Death Traps? Really?"Erwin, i am dissapoint.
>>31012246just for those of us who are not military or history nuts, what's the problem with "Death Traps"?
>>31009556I will eventually finish The Way of Guderian
>>31012334To oversimplify it, Belton Cooper makes shit up, and is generally an asshole to deal with.
>>31012334It's written by a US army technician who claims 5 M4s were lost to each panther (Closer to 1.3), the Sherman being a northern US affectation (the Brits came up with this), Patton delaying the introduction of the M26 (that was McNair) among other things.>>31012402He's dead Jim, no more "dealing with"
>>31012181>"Really, Erwin? Death Traps? Really?""if you want real stories about actual tankers, why not pick up Rommel's attacks, or Thunder run, if you want something modern."also, anyone else have tanking books that they think Erwin should read?
>>31012489Hell, we could just let her talk to our granddad.
>>31012489How about "A Bridge Too Far" by Cornelius Ryan?
>>31012489Anything by Dimitriy Loza
>>31012627Yeah, those stpries are actually pretty interesting.Especially the fighting around Vienna
>>31012529Actually, that's a better idea, changing my idea to >"Really, Erwin? Death Traps? Really?" "if you want to learn about tank combat from actual tankers, you could read *insert list here* Also, you know Grandpa served in Korea in Blackjack? You could learn from an actual veteran.">>31012545ok, so that's "Attacks", "A Bridge Too Far", Dimitriy Loza and "Thunder Run". Any Anons know British tanker autobiographies to round out the list? Also, adding Panzer Aces to the list.
Is it time to raise our tank cannons to the sky, and do a 21 tank salute to BlackJack yet or is he actually alive?
>>31012673Tigers in the Mud is also good
>>31012707good thinking anon, adding to >>31012673. Good old Stackpole.
A second later you pull your head out, clucking your tongue in disappointment. "Alright, Guderian's a good start, but Cooper? Belton Cooper?" You sigh and shake your head. "I really hope you weren't reading that as research for Saunders..."Erwin bristles. "You said to read more books about tank warfare, since Rommel-""Yeah, Death Traps isn't exactly the best book to read about tank warfare- I mean it's a great read and has a lot of information about logistics. Hell, I think it's one of the better books when it comes to illustrating the human costs of armored warfare." You shake your head. "But the guy was in the rear- he never saw the successes of the Sherman, just the death and failure of them."Erwin is a bit disappointed, deflating in her hatch. You decide to throw her a bone. "Guderian's good though- stick with him. And maybe Thunder Run- it's a bit late for Saunders but that'll get you a better idea of what the Sherman had going for it.">"Now get back to work!">"So, you guys need help with anything?">Go visit another team. (Which?)>Other.
>>31012888>"So, you guys need help with anything?"
>>31012888>"So, you guys need help with anything?">Go visit another team. (Anglerfish)We have a tank to tow out, and a sister to call.also, mfw Blackjack likes my reading.
>>31012937Oh shit we have a sisteroh fuck oh god
>>31012937:3 daaw I love that gif
>>31012952we both know I meant Maho, but that would be a good comedy bit: introducing the girlfriend to the rest of the family, and the judgmental "you're not good enough for my brother." younger sister.
>>31012888>"So, you guys need help with anything?"And if they need to do calibrations all proper-like, there's Rose to help around with that.Though I imagine Anglerfish team is making adjustments to their new gun as well, so kill two birds with one stone by getting both teams to cooperate for this.
>>31013050>And if they need to do calibrations all proper-like, there's Rose to help around with that.
>>31013085and now Rose is going to make a Garrus joke: "do I look like a scarred, alien vigilante with calibration obsession to you?"
and then BlackJack was sleep. lolCaptcha: sreamen Lancaster
"So, now that we've uncovered that and hopefully rectified the situation..." You say, bringing yourself up to stand on the StuG's nose. "Anything else I can help with?" You ask, looking down at the Assault Gun's co-commanders."Well..." Erwin says, glancing down at Caesar before looking back up at you. "We've been looking into some of the historical modifications..." She ducks down into the hull before bringing up a glossy magazine that featured a long article about various senshado-legal modifications. "That idea of using foliage and camo netting was just the start!"Caesar climbs up to stand on the other side of the gun with you. "They've got all sorts of stuff here- frontal armor reinforcements, schurzen plates." Erwin flips through the pages. "All of it is historical stuff- either factory modifications or stuff they figured out in the field."Caesar speaks up. "Hell- they even molded reinforced concrete over the super-structure for extra protection!"Erwin rolls her eyes. "Crazy Finn's would try anything... Anyway, we wanted to try some of this stuff but we just don't have the materials- do you think you could talk to Anzu about helping us out?"Caesar nods emphatically. "The StuG is one of our team's best guns- we need to make sure it can stand up to some of the tanks we might be seeing!"Well, you could take a shot at it. You shrug. "I'll talk to Anzu about it, but no guarentees that we'll get anything out of here."
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!>Miho has to call in a favor.>We have to call in a favor.>More interaction with our favorite pint-sized sometimes-benevolent dictator.Girls und Panzer Quest will return Thursday at 5-6PM PST!Follow me on Twitter for thread updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
Previously: suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30721050/#p30735282“Aight niggas” you say to your crew having loaded the shells “lets do this”“Was that your rousing speech?” Rick asks directing your tank through the staging area and into the rolling downhill slope into the combat zoneAs you roll towards the ford you indicate to the little Hamlet “someone is going to be starting over there, don't know who though”You approach the ford and order your Driver to halt, you step down off the tank to examine the ground. Your boots sink in with a wet squelch, even though you're only a foot from the waterline “oh man, smells like shit” you comment offhandedly“You wanna churn it up?” Hamish asks, head appearing from his hatch“Yeah, we're gonna need to delay them a bit while we climb” you clamber back inside the tank "everyone button up"The engine roars as Hamish guns it into the ford before slamming on the brakes. You can feel the T32 digging into the ground as the bow lurches forward. He quickly throws it into reverse and starts dredging up mud, the water churns and darkens with the silt thrown up. You continue forward, Hamish careful to make every part of the crossing difficult to navigate by leaving deep gouges in the silty riverbed>[1/?]
>>31013672“Once that alarm goes,” you tell your Driver over the intercomm “full forward all the way up the hill”“'Yeap” Hamish replies“You know” John says “you should consider taking her out somewhere, so she knows it isn't something to do with this place” he motions with a thumb over his shoulder indicating the ClubYou decide to be a smartass “you could take her to a cemetery, talk about bones and boners”“Why would I take her to a Cemetery?”“Dude” you explain “you don't have a car, you're not taking her anywhere, you don't even live in the same town, so unless you're going to take the train”“He's got a point” John chimes in “unless Hamish wants to?”His voice comes in clearly through the intercom “no”You shrug as John looks back at you “do whatever man, I'm not going to hold your hand”WHEEEEEEEEER WHEEEEEEEEER>[2/?]
>>31013689“Showtime boys” you start dishing out orders “Full forward, load Aye-Pee, elevate the gun I don't want it plowing into the ground when we climb”You start looking around from the Cupola as the tank starts making its way out of the rockyard, the gravelly path crunching down before you. You take a look behind and note the tank hasn't left a deep imprint in the ground, probably because you're not fully stowed again“Just be careful Hamish” you say over the intercom “don't hit the extenders against hard shit“I know” he responds “I got this”You're deftly manuevered out of the rocks and towards the hill, you feel a slight shudder in the tank causing some alarm “you feel that?”“Aye” John says“I felt it, we'll be fine for now” Hamish responds, you can hear an audible sigh over the intercom “looks like we'll have something to do after”You make quick progress up the hill, punctuated by a gutteral roar from the engine before pittering out“Valve float?” you ask over the intercom“Yah, wanna go fast, it's been a while since I pushed it”>[3/?]
>>31013737“Keep going” you order while craning to see the crossing points, nothing appears to have crossed yet, you can still see the opposite bank through the foliage, no wait, looks like the T-34 is crossingYou're already part way up and your window to take the shot is closing “shit”, you exhale “the Tee-thirty-four is crossing”“Shit” Rob says quickly trying to traverse the turret“nah nah nah, they're already out of sight, didn't think I'd be able to see through the leaves” you pause and check the Azimuth “rotate to like two-oh-two and aim for the ridge line, I'm sure something will be up there”The throb of the power traverse kicks in as Rob brings the turret around, you keep track of the crest aheadAs you approach you order Hamish to a crawl so you can take a look from a turret down positionYou pop out craning to see. As the crest approaches you get a look over“Well that's something” you say while still advancing “okay, here's what we're gonna do”You lower yourself back into the turret “here's what we're doing” you say take a breath “here's what we're doing, the Sherman is on the otherside, so we're going to take them before the Lee and Tee-thirty-four get here, John get another round ready I dunno where the Lee is but they'll be around”>[4/?]
>>31013788“Okay” he says hefting the two pieces ready to go“Pick up speed a little” you order while looking through the rear vision blocks, checking to see if there was anything coming up behind you“I see them, Em-four” Rob calls over the intercom, the power traverse works as he brings it around to what you guess is the Sherman “On tar-”CLANG“get” Rob finishes, having been cut off by a shell bouncing off the gunshield“Fire whenever”“Nope” Rob replies “they've backed down the otherside, go forward a little bit”You crawl forward steadily coming upon the crest and then over“On target” Rob says“Take them” you order lookinga head through the vision blocks in your station “they're not getting away this time”CLANGCLANG CLANGShit. You start searching for the source of the other two shells, clearly the Lee has arrivedThere, you spot it around 300 feet away, left-ish, squatting in a bush near the base of the hill>[5/?]
>>31013817Rob fires, not waiting for a confirmation. The tank rocks back on its suspension, you shift to the Sherman ahead. Once again a white flag flies out of the turret and the glacis now features a fresh scarCLANG“Noice”“Hamish bring her about left, Rob about face, lets shut that fucking thing up” you describe the last position the Lee was in while John loads the shell and charge in his hands“Up” CLANGCLANGPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINKPLINK“Jesus, fuck, kill it” the vision block you're using fractures after a bullet from the Lee's machinegun turret impacts“Found it” Rob says a second later bringing the gun on targetYou rock back again. You can't see if Rob hit the Lee because your forward vision block is fucked, but you assume he did, he usually doesn't miss“YEAAAAAAAH” you shout with excitement, blood pumping hard as rock “that's what I'm talking about”You check your shoulders and then your rear for the T-34, it hasn't appeared behind you, so that's good news. Might be on the reverse of the hill, though doubtful otherwise they would have pounced while you were preoccupied“Where to now?” Hamish asks, as he lets the engine idle“Driver, about face” you order “we'll get them in a head-on fight”Seconds later you're facing the way you had come up, crawling back to the crest“Cut the engines, open hatches”>[6/?]
>>31013842The engine burbles out of life. All you hear is the chirping of birds and bugs far off in the distance, not the Diesel chug you're looking for“They're waiting” you commend them “I'd do the same thing”“You did do the same thing” John says “like all the time”“You know what I could do with right now” you say not bothering to confirm or deny just changing the subject “a Cornetto”“Oh yeah”“That would be nice”“Okay” you say explaining your plan “here's what we're going to do, I don't know where they're hiding because they've turned their engine off, I can only assume they've managed to get across the river”“Took them a while” Hamish comments“Yeah, so we're going to go back down the slope and try follow their trail, and not get turned into soup”Hamish coaxes is the engine to life, it responds with a hearty growl and propels the tank forward“No the other way” you clarify“What the side we killed the tanks on?” your Driver asks“Yeah”“What a waste”>[7/?]
>>31013868“There's the crossing” you say poking out of the Cupola “can't really see the tracks from this low though”A faint drone is heard in the stillness of the morning air. You continue along the shore, keeping an ear out for that sound.It's definitely moving“Halt, cut the engines” you order quicklyThere, much clearer. You listen to the Diesel engine of the T-34 making its way up the hill“You guys hear that?” you ask“Yeah” John opens his hatch “sounds like it's coming from somewhere along the hill”The noise cuts out. They're trying to manuever around you by listening for your engine noise Smart“You know” Rob says having come up with an idea “what if we did that play we used in Knoxville”“That was the one where we-”“Can't do that one” you cut them off “told Bert I wouldn't mess up this place”“Why'd you promise you wouldn't blow the place up?” Rob questions“Pretty sure him and Rick's son know what we've done, pretty nice of them to not kick us out”You order Hamish to go up the hill again, this time from the side closest to the stream, again you feel a slight shudder in the tank, but Hamish's confidence is reassuringPart way up the hill you tell your Driver to increase revs for a few more feet“Okay, cut the engine and coast back down the hill”Hamish follows your orders to the letter, the engine fizzles out and you beign slipping back down>[8/?]
>>31013902“Slow down a little” you order, having come down the hill in a relatively straight line“Just tell me when to stop” Hamish responds, you realise he can't see behind and was relying on youYou reach the base of the hill with enough momentum to travel a few more feet“Brake a little bit”The tank eases to a trot, as it approaches the bank in reverseYou can feel the tanks centre of gravity shift as it tips into the stream, and comes to a halt in the wet mudThe gun barrel is flush with the ground. Pretty perfect, hopefully they don't notice the tracks lead straight to the stream>[8/?]
>>31013915“Eveyone shut up, I think I can hear them coming”“Hey it's like a surprise party”“Shut up”“Okay, elevate it like five degrees when they come along, don't want them to see a barrel sticking from the ground, John get another one ready just incase”“Roger” he affirms by hefting another shell from the ready rackYou listen out for the thrum of the Diesel powered T-34It's not long before you hear it approach, coming from your right, around where you started earlierThe engine cuts out for a minute. They're trying to listen out for your tank“Traverse right slightly, we'll try hit them as they come down along the stream, I think they'll figure out the tracks lead nowhere once they get sight of the path we took”>[9/?]
>>31013929You catch sight of the T-34 making its way along the shore, only a couple feet from the edge “Here we go”It stops intermittently to listen out. It's not going to hear anythingYou close your hatch softly, careful to dull the metal on metal contact. You'll be relying on sight through the fucked vision blocks for now“Contact right one-hundred feet, wait for them to come into your line before firing”“Right, okay” >[10/?]
>>31013945“They're taking their sweet time” you say looking through the vision blocks “they probably think it's a trap”“It is a trap” John corrects you“Well they don't know where” you correct him back“Okay here we go, they're moving forward”As they get closer you note the tracks and wheels are still caked with mud. Actually they're closing with surprising speed, as their getting a bit of track slap“Elevate the gun, quickly, they'll overshoot us”Rob starts working the Manual Elevation like a madman“Not going to make it” you say “just take the shot and try hit somethingThe T-34 rockets towards you, it must be trying to take you by surprise on the hillRob fires>[11/?]
>>31013962You watch as the drive sprocket disintegrates loosing the track in what can only be described as a train wreck, but with tanks. The track breaks loose, the tanks momentum carries it forward before the left roadwheels dig into the ground and veer the tank towards you“Oh shit” Rob shouts over the intercom watching the carnage unfoldJohn quickly loads the shell into the breech before returning to his station to look through the Periscope “hoowee, that looks close”You can't see shit because of the busted vision block, you assume the tank is right in front of you as there's some kind of discolored obstruction ahead“Fire again if it's not out”“I'm not sure that's safe” Rob says “they're basically point blank”“No it'll be fine, they've got that Carbon stuff in their tanks” you counter“It's kind of dick” John says“It won't be that bad, we put 36 rounds into that Tiger-two”“They came out with a concussion” Hamish adds “and their tank was pretty fucked”“Okay” you throw your hands up “I'll do...something”You pop your hatch open to address the other tank “you guys wanna surrender?”The gun traverses on to you“I guess not”>[12/?]
>>31013979You toggle the intercom “light 'em up”With a thunderous crack roils of fire billow out of the muzzle, the break kicks up whatever dust is available atop the damp soil obscuring your viewWhat's left is a streak of blackened earth and flattened grass leading to a badly mangled Glacis, a little white flag waves from the turretWHEEEEEEEEERYou toggle your mic “take us home”“That's not going to happen” Hamish replies “the bank is too high, the mud is too soft, and we're not reversing out of here either”“I guess we'll wait for the recovery vehicle” you hear John say while attempting to lean back>[13/?]
>>31013984You get out of the Cupola and sit on the trackguards, dangling your legs over the side “how're you guys doing?” you shout over to the T-34 trying to be friendlyThe Driver's hatch opens, Kate leans out “what's that?”“How're you doing?” you shout back over“Well we lost”You play dumb and give a half hearted thumbs up “so you're good”“As good as we can be”“Can I kick it” Hamish exits through his hatch “yo, this thing is pretty messed up”You look back at the Hamish and see him crouching infront of the mantlet, tracing his finger along somethingYou move to join him in the xamination of whatever “nah, it'll last a few more matches” you say looking at the pock marked gunshield. You examine the damage more closely identifying the 37 and 75 hits from the flaking paint and varying divots “yeah, it'll be good for now”“You want some Big Red?”“YEAH” John scrambles out of his own hatch “this shit is the bomb, except when you eat too much and get diarrhea”You cough out of surprise at that comment>[14/?]
>>31013984“Did you guys have trouble getting across the ford?” you look over to the T-34 to see Kate motioning with her thumb in the general direction of the crossingYou know what she's asking about “nope, it was pretty breezy”She turns back to talk to someone in the turretHamish hands you a stick of Big Red. Tastes exactly how you remember it, along with the tingling sensation on your tongueRob sticks his head out of the Loader's hatch “Ashley thinks you ruined the ford”You shrugA chug is heard in the distance“Guess that's the Recovery vehicle”>[15/15]That was long as balls
>>31013455>Crazy Finns would try anythingI can confirm that this indeed is the case. Yes, that used to be a BT-2
>>31014578With a Howtizer from WW1 in the turret, no less.
>>31014578You sure it's a modified BT-2? Thought all the BT-42 were based on BT-7...Still. Finns and their crazy inventions. Hell, the guys mass produced Molotov cocktails (and came up with the name), since they didn't have all that many anti-tank grenades. They also used logs for similar purposes... and made it work!
>>31014645They had a mix of captured BT-2s, -5s and -7s that were used to create the few BT-42s they had. So, It's probably got BT-2 bits in it.