> Friday, November 22nd, 2013SITUATION: http://pastebin.com/Ac5gJdwqMECHANICS: http://pastebin.com/Se82xDLeCREW ROSTER: http://pastebin.com/qVD3DM17TANK ROSTER: http://pastebin.com/UCXDAajgTHE SHOP: http://pastebin.com/ZMy4Q2sqYou are Gertrude Pool, Sophomore Class President and new commander of Lafayette Girls Academy’s revived Tankery Team.Some time was spent getting everything together at the airport. Mostly customs, other things as well. But the most important thing though was where you would be staying.Nancy, unfortunately, couldn’t find a hotel that could board all of you on such short notice, however the International Tankery League did provide for you a neat little home away from home some miles near the battlefield.Unfortunately, it’s a campsite.Blanketed by snow.In Australia.Cathy says, “Why is there even snow? It’s Australia, it should be summer here!”You sigh. Your tanks are bound to arrive soon at least. But, you have to pick yourself out a tent.> Commander’s Tent> Large Tent> Medium tent> Small tent> Write in
>>32353820> Commander’s TentWe'll just end up sharing anyway.
>>32353820> Small tentnice and cosy
>>32353820> Commander’s TentBoss girl get boss tent.
What's this about romance, Sctheel? I missed the few last threads and haven't had time to catch up yet, so I'm out of the loop.
>>32353820>> Commander’s TentWhat did people in the IRC say? I don't know where it was?
>>32353820> Commander’s TentWhen our whole team comes to sleep over, we might as well have the space.
>>32353895I said that there wouldn't be romance in the Quest and now I'm kind of regretting it.Would like to hear thoughts about it, I try to tailor the Quest to player's wants.
>>32353900Yeah, I don't mind the IRC existing but unlike QTG/threads/twitter there is no record of what's being said, so it's not very suitable for something like this.
>>32353900There's a question. For those of us who are clueless, where do we find the IRC of which you have spoken?
>>32353820> Commander’s Tent
>>32353820> Commander's TentTIme for the Girl Scouts to save us from the evil snow.
>>32353920I rather not have romance, so far it has caused a lot of grief not since now but even during the whole homecoming fiasco, Cute girls doing cute things is fine but this is getting out of hand
>>32353920Well like we've said before Schteel, you're gonna have people cursing your name/crying of joy (perhaps slightly exaggerated) no matter what you go with, and it's not like people can't samefag incessantly on both sides to look like they're in the majority anyway. I would love some romance as long as it didn't dominate the threads and was slow burn, I'm sure some anons would hate it/wants the quest to be about it.
>>32353920Ah, I see. That's kinda sad, but I coudl lvie with it. THough I do prefer to ahve at least some of it, you know...more plot hooks and sweet content.Of course, there are always the casual one night stands instead of romance.
>>32353820>> Commander’s Tent
>>32353920I'd rather you did add it, but keep it in the background like it currently has been.>>32353952>so far it has caused a lot of griefits only caused grief to those arguing for no reason>Cute girls doing cute things is fine but this is getting out of handwhats getting out of hand is how unrealistic the relationships are getting with every single thread GS doing his best to avoid all traces of romantic development which just makes the sexual tension in the air annoying.I don't see any reason why not to have it when its not going to be the focus of the quest and take awaay from cute girls driving tanks
>>32353957I got no problem with 'Trude helping other people with their romances, but she has way too much on her plate for her own relationships.
>>32353920I like the no romance stance and I'd really like to avoid the associated drama, but it is your quest man, if you want to write dates and love triangles, that is your call.
>>32353920my thoughts are>>32353957>I would love some romance as long as it didn't dominate the threads and was slow burnthis, like things have been progressing, nice and natural and organic, yet not detracting from TONKS
>>32353920just make sure if you add in romance to not have it take center stage and this is coming from someone that wants it
>>32353920Well you've waffled on it either way, really.As has been addressed, looking for a consensus or solution that leaves everyone happy is impossible here., and you probably won't find a majority given people can just post post post. But I'll ask you this: what exactly would change if you included some romance, compared to what you're doing now? With all the /u/ fanservice/lewd discussions you include already, simply exchanging some or most of that 'screentime' as it were for actual romance scenes would leave the same amount of tankery, while satisfying yurifags more. While there are still other arguments against it, I just can't see how either the 'takes up time' or especially the oft-repeated 'doesn't fit the quest' arguments have to be problems. I mean, does it really fit the quest less than talking about masturbation or nude painting shenanigans or whatever?
>>32353920>>32353957This anon has a point in regards to that people will hate you or love you. I do not want romance since I fear people will focus on that rather then the important things, like saving the school and tanks or at least put as a secondary concern in order to satisfy characters they want to see romanced. The teasing the last couple of threads did not help in this case at all and probably aggravated the situation.
My thoughts on romance then will finalize at the end of the thread. I'm leaning towards having it but leaving it as a secondary thing. In the background until the last few threads so to speak.> Commander’s TentYou walk into the Commander’s tent. It’s actually bigger than your dorm, there’s a neat little cot for you to sleep, a table with maps of the battle area, an area to cook food, there’s even a shower for what it’s worth considering that it’s still chilly as fuck. You start unpacking your things.You pull out your Grandad’s binoculars. Funny, you’ve been using these for quite some time now. They work, for sure. And yet, sometimes you forget you even have them. Quite the item though, makes you kind of wish you had known him. The man of Monte Cassino. You place them gingerly down on your cot.Kitten pokes her head in. “Shit, this place is huge!”You shrug. “It’s yours if you want it.”“Hmph,” Kitten smiles. “Nancy is making us some breakfast. I’d recommend you change or something.”You look down. It has been quite a while since you switched out this uniform.> Keep wearing the School Uniform> Put on another School Uniform> Put on the Tankery Uniform> Casual clothing> Write in
>>32353920I'm good with implied romance, so long as no bullshit is done and it's done well. Personally, though, I think it'd be best for any "payoffs" to come in the epilogue and that it doesn't necessarily need to be set in stone. If anyone wants to do more romantic things, it can be saved for write-ups.One of the things that annoyed me about Blackjack's quest is that when players were choosing between Yukari and Miho, Blackjack made it clear that they needed to make a choice and that choice would be forever. It's almost like they were getting married forever, and that casual dating isn't a thing at all. Jeez.
>>32354079>I'm leaning towards having it but leaving it as a secondary thing. In the background until the last few threads so to speak.please do, I really want to see it in the quest but not have it detract from anything else, Trude's blueballs are getting to be as big as a schoolship> Casual clothing
>>32353920I'd like it as long as you just used the updates and writing you already give to /u/fanservice and the like for it instead of infringing on tankery stuff. But I'm an unrepentant /u/-fag so large bias here.
>>32354079> Put on another School UniformIt is too late for casual, and too soon for our warface.
>>32354079> Put on another School Uniform.Gotta keep a clean uniform and keep shaving, keep getting the FBI bonus money like Francis York Morgan.
>>32354079> Put on the Tankery Uniform
>>32354079I don't think even the yurifags really want it as a primary focus, after all if they're still reading the quest then they like the other parts too right? I know the yurifag in me would have dropped it ages ago, yet the tankfag persists. Whichever way you go, it's nice of you to have an open discussion of your own views at least.
>>32354079>> Put on the Tankery Uniform
>>32354079> Put on the Tankery UniformMissed the start of the thread. I'd rather have no romance until the epilogue. Why change a running and working system?
>>32354151>I don't think even the yurifags really want it as a primary focusI'm a blatant /u/fag and I'd be happy if the time we spent playing gay chicken with kitten merely turned into gay funtimes and not have any romance bits eat into other aspects of the quest
>>32354079>I'm leaning towards having it but leaving it as a secondary thing. In the background until the last few threads so to speak.I prefer the entirely epilogue plan, but that sounds tolerable, though I fear the waifu wars.
>>32354217It'll be fine anon, there hasn't even been a tanksperg-war for ages! I still find it funny how those replaced the waifu wars after the ball/romance moratorium, guess we couldn't have nice threads after all!
>>32354217not much of a war when everyone is pretty much matched up already
> Put on the Tankery UniformYou decide on a warm pair of pantyhose to keep your ass from freezing in this environment. You check around the place first. Nothing to note, no scorpions, no bulldog ants, no drop bears, no box jellyfish nor koalas or kangaroos either. You’re in the clear. You press down the jacket of your uniform and head out, trenchcoat around your shoulders.Your crews all gather around as Nancy and the Juniors, minus Marilyn, cook off some breakfast for everyone.Marilyn says, “But I can cook!”Betty says, “I’m sorry, Marilyn. You can’t.”“I can!” says Marilyn. “I am a woman of the highest caliber! Why, Julia Child would praise my skills.”Betty says, “Marilyn, the last time you cooked, we had a fourth member of the Council. Please.”Nancy hands you a plate of pancakes with some strips of bacon and a bit of scrambled eggs. Your crews are sitting around fires and the like.> Sit with your Crew> Sit with a Crew (Specify)> Sit alone with Someone> Write in
>>32354217>though I fear the waifu wars.what waifu wars? the only result from all possible scenarios is TrudexKittenxFairless together
>>32354319> Sit with a Crew (Specify)Let's sit with the exchange-students!
>>32354319> Sit with your Crew
>>32354253Kitten vs Fairless.>>32354335Some people will not settle for a three way, I guarantee it.
>>32354319> Sit with the exchange studentsGonna hafta tell them they're providing emotional support, sorry guys.
>>32354319>> Write inBounce from crew to crew like the slut we are.
>>32354319Supporting this >>32354343
>>32354319> Sit with your Crew>>32354335Anon pls
>>32354319> Sit with a Crew (Exchange-students)>>32354335It's not like I HATE IT but that wouldn't seem very likely given the current situation. Better to see how it plays out.
>>32354423>but that wouldn't seem very likely given the current situationreally? they both like trude, trude likes both, they are attracted to each other, and I'm sure trude is willing to share and can foster an agreement between them
>>32354453Well I'm a monogamy fan but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum about it if it's what people vote for or whatever. Last thread didn't really make them seem particularly compatible though. Attraction alone isn't really enough, as they pointed out they have basically nothing in common.
>>32354090I agree with this honesty I just want to avoid it since it might encourage them for more kitten or more fairless
>>32354515and we have nothing in common with fairless... and I had nothing in common with my wife when we started dating...
Sup, gs. Am monitoring and lurking and judging you silently. Forever judging you.Always.
>>32354614well, uhgood for you I guess
> Sit with a Crew (Purple Heart)“Hey girls,” you say.All of them look at you, skeptical.Nezumi says, “Pool-san. Nice to see you.” She points to the Aces. “Why do they get the Konigstiger?”You say, “They’re our most experienced crew, they know how to operate it better than any of us.”Assam asks, “Why don’t we get the Churchill?”“Occupied,” you say.Alisa says, “The Shermans-““Occupied.”They all huff, except for Izumi.“I don’t see why you’re all so sad!” says Izumi. “The Chi-Ha is an excellent tank.”Nezumi says, “Yeah, and I’m Nishizumi Maho, funny joke, San-san.”Assam smiles at you. “Well, it’s not a permanent assignment. I believe our next tank will be much more reliable and agreeable. Don’t you agree, Pool-san?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32354694> BoastOf course! Amazing!
>>32354694> Boastoh yes, oh so agreeable
>>32354694Support for this>>32354712Lies! Smiles and lies!
>>32354079Honestly just leave it in the epilogue. We have more important things to worry about and while you say it's a secondary thing. I imagine some anons will want to push for it as a primary objective
>>32354694> Boast.I AM slightly annoyed with these girls' arrogance, but I guess I really can't complain, since they came to LGA (with varying degrees) willingly.
>>32354759>these girls' arroganceYou gotta remember they come from fuckin' themed schools man, they seem to have a greater investment in their adopted nation's stuff than the schools actually from those nations.And hey, Assam is totally great.
>>32354803>You gotta remember they come from fuckin' themed schools man, they seem to have a greater investment in their adopted nation's stuff than the schools actually from those nations.we should introduce them to Perrine, that would be fun to watch
>>32354816BEST! IDEA!! EVER!!!
>>32354735The tank prep and slice of life sessions are pretty segregated from one another. If anything, the slice of life would lean romance.Before law few sessions, I was more than happy with the slice of life characterization, but I think recent events would make it a bit of cop out to sideline it entirely until the end
>>32354735Imo, the best thing he can do is, at the end of relevant days, have a fade to black thing, as well as various cute hijinks for a few threads until people get over it in the setting. Maybe an ftb scene mid-day, but no real substance. That way, it's present, consistent, and given significantly LESS focus than the real reason we're here. Tonks
>>32354844Or worst. Could go either way really.
> BoastYou nod. “Sure. I mean, I’ve never been in a T-34 but I assume it’s a neat tank considering they built more of them than the Sherman per say.”Izumi says, “That’s because they were dirt cheap.”Nezumi nodded. “Agreed. You don’t get quality with quantity.”Assam says, “Now girls. The T-34 helped birth the Tiger and the Panther.”“But-“ Nezumi groaned a bit. “Ugh! She’s right! Schiesse!”You laugh a bit at that. “Didn’t know that myself.”Alisa crosses her arms. “Well, 50,000 Shermans were built, and we sure got quality with quantity I would daresay, Nezumi-san!”“How about you take your ronsons and shove them up your ass!” says Nezumi as she angrily chews on her pancakes.> Finish up Breakfast> Sit with another Crew (Specify)> Talk to Team Purple Heart (Topic?)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32354849But what pushed it? They kind of done this for the last few threads and they went a bit more strongly then before. Even trude said this can wait and it can.
>>32354933> Sit with another Crew (Specify)Let's sit with delinquents as well.
>>32354933> Sit with Engineers (How will the tanks do in cold weather?)I dunno.
>>32354879I find the cute scene endearing but their is a difference between cute and raunchy and I feel lately we have been leaning towards he latter
>>32354933>talk to team(delinquints)Something I think should have been said is that the real reason she was promoted was because she managed to keep the meanest, unruliest crew on the whole ship in line. A few other disciplined, loyal crews should be a breeze, by comparison.
>>32354991Support for >>32354991We should have the engineers breif the teams on cold weather plus mechanics. And have the Aces go over winter combat.
>>32354933> Finish up Breakfast>>32354999To be fair it's been a while since the nude painting and all that for example. As a /u/fag I prefer cute to raunchy anyway.
>>32355017Supporting this. Charlotte needs a confidence booster.
>>32355030Not even the nude painting. But some suggestions and dialogue involving dildos. Masturbation. And other stuff granted we managed to get by decently despite it but I fear it's going to get worse
>>32354999We have. For the past 20 threads. Thus, let's get it over with. A romance is not out of line, can lead to more cuteness with all the raunchy happening off-camera, doesn't need to get in the way of Tonk, and can shut thos /u/boat fuckers up finally.
> Sit with another Crew (Last-Chancers)“Hey, Charlotte. How are you girls doing?”The Delinquents are warming themselves by a campfire. Abigail herself even has Kirby buttoned up in her jacket. Abigail says, “Doing okay.”Elouise nods. “Yep.”Maya says, “Totally.”“Yeah,” says Benita.…“You’re all fucking scared aren’t you,” you say.They all shrug and nod.You say, “Don’t be. We’ll have a neat little plan for you all. And I hope that you will conform to it. I have the upmost faith in you guys, alright?”“Yeah,” says Charlotte. “We’ll do our best.”“Good,” you say.Nancy walks over. She bends over to you, smiling. “Gertrude! Lisa, Ramirez, and Kitten want to talk. Do you have a minute?”> DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE?> Y/N> Other
>>32355186> YThank fuck this isn't a trick question, my instinctual reaction now is to answer N. Your conditioning has worked, GS!
>>32355186> YWell, only 55 seconds, I'm in a hurry to...uh...stuff.
>>32355145But that will not help and I feel it will detract from what we're doing and making fun of the u boats doesn't help your case
>>3235530I suspect it will only fester until we finally deal with it, which means cutting off both Kitty and Bernadette so they stop lusting after Trudy (which is not cute) or acquiescing to one of them.
> YYou all end up in the Commander’s tent. “So, what’s up.”Lisa, Ramirez, and Kitten look particularly serious about this as they sit on your cot. Nancy herself looks uncharacteristically stern. She says, “Gertrude, we’ve been thinking on this.”Lisa says, “About the issue of the school shutting down.”You cross your arms. “Oh?”Nancy says, “We have to tell them.”“No, we don’t,” says Lisa. “If we tell them, that’ll just put undue pressure on them, they won’t play at their best. Better to just let it lie and hope we make it through.”Nancy says, “But if we don’t tell them, who knows what they might do out there! I mean, I have no doubt in our abilities against Pravda but, the next team in particular. And either Ooarai or Kursk Girls. That’s… that’s a tall order.”Lisa stands up. “Nancy, the only people who know about this are the Aces and the Councils. They know what’s at stake. The Aces in particular as well.”“But…” Nancy frowns. “It’s a sin to lie! Even by silence!”Kitten shrugs. “I mean, whatever’s fine. I personally would like to keep them in the dark.”> Nancy’s right. We should tell them.> Lisa’s right. We’ll keep this quiet.> What about you, Ramirez?> Write in
>>32355433Damn it, Ramirez. Tell me what you think
>>32355433>> What about you, Ramirez?> Write in"I would like to tell them. But not right now. Not just before a match like this. At the very least I'd do it after this match, give everyone sometime to take it in and settle down."
>>32355476This is probably the best solution. You don't dump a thing like this on a team right before a match.
>>32355433>> What about you, Ramirez?I'm thinking we should tell them but now is not the time, we can tell them after we've won the match
>>32355433> What about you, Ramirez?
>>32355476I vote this
>>32355433> Write inWe say nothing. If we start letting people know, they start talking. Word gets around. Other teams find out. How would you feel taking a shot at a flag tank knowing if you hit, that other school is gone, and if you miss, you've let your own team down. Nobody needs that pressure. Besides, I don't even want to think about the look on everybody's, and I mean EVERYBODY IN LGA, everybody's face before each match. The pressure, the fear, and worst of all, the resentment if we fail.If nobody else knows, the can have this last year. And the people who get blamed are the people who decided to close LGA, not a group of girls who lost at sports.
>>32355433>> What about you, Ramirez?
>>32355433>> What about you, Ramirez?>> Nancy’s right. We should tell them.
>>32355534On the other hand, how would they react if we didn't tell them, then lost and they found out after?
> What about you, Ramirez?You cross your arms, frowning. “Ramirez, you’ve been quiet on issues like this. I honestly can’t remember the last time you ever talked at length. What’s your opinion?”Ramirez stands up. “My opinion is this. We should tell them, but not now. Not even after our match with Pravda. We wait until before the final match and then tell them. That way, we don’t lie to anyone by silence, and hopefully our crews will be a bit more loyal to us after the matches we’ve played. Nobody likes the pressure, and some crews will surely leave if we let them know what’s up.” She sits back down. “That’s just my two cents.”Lisa points to Ramirez. “I’ll go with her on that.”Nancy sighs, rubbing at her temples. “I mean… whatever is fine with you, Gertrude.”> We keep it quiet> We let it out> We do what Ramirez said> Write in
>>32355626> We do what Ramirez said
>>32355601We tried, we failed. We didn't make the choice, we just did what we could.
>>32355626Pausing thread, will be back in 10-30 minutes or so.
>>32355626> We keep it quiet
>>32355626>> We do what Ramirez said>>32355650why. also, yes to romancing
>>32355626>> Write in"Lets keep it open for now. I'd like to chew on it abit longer. And I'd like to see what the other councils think."
>>32355626>> We do what Ramirez saidDamn, girl knows what's up.
>>32355626> Everyone! Do what Ramirez says!God, that's so WEIRD to say.
>>32353920I skip over a lot of it until I get to tank bits.
>>32355856little slow anon
>>32355838I can't express in words how jealous I am of that ability.
>>32355838I do the opposite lol.
>>32355838Me too I'm jealous right now the situation is shit but someone has to do maintaince and damage control
>>32355838I don't and enjoy all aspects of the quest equally
>>32355965Same. Avoid tank sperg, enjoy characters.
What tanks does Kursk have?
> We do what Ramirez said“I like the way Ramirez talks,” you say. “I think that’s a nice compromise. Nancy, I hope you can hold your tongue until then.”Nancy nods, sighing. “I will.”“Alright then,” you say. “It’s settled.” You check the time. “When are we going to want to plan for the match tomorrow?”Lisa says, “Probably over dinner.”“Alright,” you say. “Dismissed then, all of you.”You all head out of the Command Tent and out into the cold somewhat-Australian winter/summer thing. Breakfast has ended and your crews are more or less resigned to just sitting around and waiting. You can see Tank Transporters arrive with your tanks now as well.> Check on the Tanks> Rest until Lunch> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32356092Characters are getting annoying at least rankin is interesting
>>32356146>> Check on the Tanks
>>32356146> Check on the Tanksmake sure the crews are prepared for the whether
>>32356161Tanks are getting annoying, at least characters are interesting.
>>32356146> Check on the TanksMake sure they are ready, and the crews breifed on cold weather operation
>>32356146> Check on the Tanks>>32356161>>32356218Please anons.
>>32356218Can't have tanks without charactersuen
> Check on the Tanks“So, Dory, how are all of our tanks?”Dory points to the recently converted M4A4. “The Magician’s M4A4 got turned into a Firefly before we left. As for the cold weather stuff, we’ve got anti-freeze. Wendy’s been helpful too with winterproofing a lot of the tanks too. The StuG’s grousers got replaced with Winterketten for now.”Wendy walks up to you, pointing at the Panther. “We got the Schurzen on there too. The sideskirts should give it an edge over high explosive rounds. We also hung the tracks on the side of the turret for additional armor. Improvised but it’ll do.”You nod. “Alright. What else is there?”“The engines have been improved for a couple of tanks,” says Dory. “Hopefully, none of them breakdown in the snow or get tracked. Replacing the tracks in this kind of snow is going to be a nightmare.”Wendy nods. “Even with an experienced crew, it could take over half an hour to replace tracks in these kinds of conditions. So if you get tracked, you’re basically done for.”Dory nods. “Yeah, not feeling confident considering we don’t have a turret.”> Rest until Lunch> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32356333> Talk to Someone (Specify)Let's see how the freshmen are doing.
>>32356333> Study a team: Pravda. Time for that last minute heads up.And I think we should abuse the shit out of placed shots in the upcoming match.
>>32356333>> Talk to Someone (Specify)seniors, see how they are handling their tonk
>>32356457We mined them out we can learn nothing else
>>32356471Sorry, I've missed a lot of threads.
>>32356333> Call Someone Dadmorale boost from family always helpsthen> Talk to Someone Freshies, Seniors, any others we haven't spoken with for awhile.
>>32356333>> Talk to Someone (Specify)The Juniors-how they holding up. Who's Betty's friend that she mentioned may be interested.
>>32356333It can only help to make Charlotte more confident and more able to act.Let's do>>32355026was educumsEven the captcha is on the /u/-boat
>>32356333> Gather everyone so Dory can brief them on weather conditions.Hm. If Dory's worried about the casemate tanks having a hard time, should we put them somewhere they can pull overwatch from?
>>32356538Inb4 it's Veronica
> Talk to Someone (Steel, Pinprick, Bandwagon)“Alright, guys,” you say. “How are all four years of LGA doing?”The Seniors say, “Ready if you need us!”Betty says, “We’re eager to get out there!”Cathy says, “We’ll do what we can!” She snaps her finger. “We’re young and old together, we shall not be moved…” All of you look at her. “You know, we shall not be moved? Pete Seeger?”Fairless shrugs. “Anyway, Gertrude. We’re ready for the match.”“Well,” you say. “It’s fifteen tanks here and we have eighteen crews. I think some people might have to be left behind.”“Oh,” says Betty. “Well, that’s a shame.”You nod. “Of course. But no need to rain on your parades. Have Dory brief you and everyone else on the weather and what to do to keep your tanks running on this snow, alright?”They all nod.With that, you hear something arriving. Roar of an engine. Accordions.Russians.All of you gather at the campsite entrance to see T-34s roll up. Their crews pop out of the hatches, and Katyusha and Nonna march up to you, determined as the Russian winter of folklore.Nancy says, “She’s so tiny.”“Quiet,” you say.Katyusha and Nonna stop, looking around.Katyusha laughs. “Haha! What sick man send babies to fight Katyusha!”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32356600I have fears. Perfectly reasonable fears. I wish to know who the friend is.
>>32356677> BoastSnowball. Face. Pow.
>>32356677>> BoastMeet confidence with confidence.
>>32356677I could be asking you the same thing, 'little' girl.
> BoastHmph.You say, “Well, equal response, Katy. Babies fighting babies after all.”Katyusha yells, “Nonna!” To that, Nonna picks Katyusha up and sets her on her shoulders. Katyusha says, “Hmph! What do you say to this, comrade? I have the high ground!”…Motherfucker you’re not going to be beaten by that. “Ramirez!” you say.Ramirez lifts you up and sets you on her shoulders. Fucking A BITCH. “How about that?” you say.Katyusha puffs her cheeks out, then turns to the gigantic KV-2. “Nina! NINA!” A cute little girl wearing an ushanka pops out of the hatch. Katyusha yells at her in Russian, to which Nina sighs. She drops down from the KV-2 and soon, she is sitting on Nonna’s shoulders, with Katyusha riding on top of you.Katyusha steadies herself on the leaning tower of Communism. “Now who is the boss!?”> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!> Someone’s going to get hurt, let’s stop this.> Write in
>>32356858> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!FFFFFF
>>32356858> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!TOWER OF FREEDOM
>>32356858WENDY!!! WE NEED YOU
>>32356858> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!We will kick her as at TALL!
>>32356858>> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!
>>32356858>> Write inIs any one of those ticklish?
>>32356858> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!And whoops we break Ramirez.
>>32356858> stand on top of our tank.Our platform is of the strongest steel!
> NANCY! GET OVER HERE!“NANCY! NANCY!”Nancy and Ramirez lift you up by the feet by hand. You steady yourself as Fairless and Kitten spot you. “Ha!” You barely edge out over Katyusha in height. “Don’t forget! It was the United States that reached the moon first! By default, ALL AMERICANS ARE TALLER THAN YOU!”Katyusha fumes, puffing her cheeks out. “Uwaaaa! Suka blyat! I am the Great Swirling Snow Katyusha!” she shakes her fists in childish anger. “I will not be made out like a child!”You shake a bit as Nancy and Ramirez almost lose their grip. Man, you should’ve been a cheerleader.But regardless, after a minute of gloating, you’re put down ground level. Except for Katyusha, who simply settles for Nonna as a sort of a maker-taller-person thing.“Hmph,” she says. “I underestimated you, American. You have guts! Too bad we will have to rip them out of you!”Nancy smiles nervously. “Well, good luck then?”“The Great Katyusha does not need luck!” says Katyusha. “From your line up, I can see you need luck!”You cross your arms. “Hmph. Did you come all this way to trashtalk us?”“It is tradition, yes!” says Katyusha. “If you like, just try and find a flaw with our glorious line up!” She gestures towards all of her tanks. T-34s, SUs of all types, the KV-1s and the KV-2, and the IS-2. Impressive. “We’ll bury you under our tracks!”> “It does have a flaw.” Point at Katysuha.> “Quantity doesn’t mean quality.”> “We kicked your ass in the Space Race, your arguments are invalid.”> “Meh, good luck.”> Write in
>>32357102>> “We kicked your ass in the Space Race, your arguments are invalid.”
>>32357102> Dump snow on her head.> Then give her cookies.Let the cold war begin.
>>32357102Get Wendy to make fun of then
>>32357102> “It does have a flaw.” Point at Katysuha.
>>32357102Space race motherfucker
>>32357102> Write in: The USSR isn't around anymore, the USA is. Checkmate.
>>32357102>>32357139>>32357201Start chanting USA
>>32357102> "You'll have to find us first. Good luck!"> *Salute*Wasn't it a thing that Russian tanks had relatively poor optics and visibility compared to their peers?
>>32357215Let's do it.
>>32357243Who needs optics when he can just unbutton?
>>32357102>Hug NonnaWin by confusion.
>>32357102We should do this. Oh so this >>32357243NOT >>32357215 Not that at allSorry. I just hate that.
>>32357288Hug while going 'so cuuuute'
> “We kicked your ass in the Space Race, your arguments are invalid.”“Hey, whose flag is that on the Moon?” you say. Katyusha is quiet. “Ours, motherfucker! USA! USA! USA!”All of your crewmembers get on it. “USA! USA! USA!” The Pravda High School girls look bemused, while Katyusha tries her hardest not to look defeated.> + 5 MORALE ACROSS ALL CREWSKatyusha says, “Alright, alright!” The chanting quiets down. “Hmph. American, you are quite persistent, I admire that.” She looks down on you. “This is like our chance meeting at the Elbe River in the tail end of the Great Patriotic War!” She smirks. “We look forward to our fight with you.”You nod. “You too. Good luck in the match, Katyusha.”With that, Katyusha and the Pravda girls return to their tanks. They drive away into the dust of the snowdrifts.Your stomach growls. Seems like it’s time for lunch.> Have lunch alone in the tent> Have lunch with your Crew> Have lunch with a Crew (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32357215>>32357356Have lunch with the Rifle Team, ask Sam about officers
>>32357356> Have lunch with your Crew
>>32357356> Have lunch with Tank CommandersPre-strategy meeting. Nothing official planned, lets just get ideas out there.At the very least we should discuss Pravda and winter combat with the Aces, and Team Purple Heart. They may have some experience in this.
>>32357356>Have lunch alone in our tankTime to become one with Yukari in preparation for the battle
> Have lunch alone in the tankJesus fucking Christ it’s cold in the tank what were you thinking.Ah well, you’ve made your decision. You settle into the gunner’s seat, finding some rest against a rack of shells as you eat lunch. A little bit of hot sausages, some meatloaf, and some leafy greens. Nothing special, but Nancy’s cooking keeps you going.You sigh. Nancy’s cooking. When you first had it, it was heavenly. It still is.Kitten opens up the hatch. “Trudy, what are you doing in there?”You say, “Having lunch. I’m being one with the tank!”Kitten whistles a bit. “Oooookay. Weirdo. Well, the Tank Commanders are having lunch in your tent if you want to join them. They’re discussing some battle plans and the like.”> Join the Commanders> Have lunch with me, Kitten> Kay, be there in a bit.> Write in
>>32357583> Join the CommandersTrudy is being a silly, we need to plan before the match.
>>32357583> Join the CommandersBeing silly is Trude's thing.
>>32357583> Join the Commanders
Rolled 72>>32357583Join the commandsrs
>>32357583>> Kay, be there in a bit.Just have a moment of quiet calm. Then go> Join the Commanders
>>32357583>> Kay, be there in a bit.
>>32357583> Join the CommandersWe social now.
>>32357583> Put Kitten on our shoulders, head into the command tent.Kitten now Katyusha.
Out-Katyusha'ing Katyusha herself.No matter what happens next, guys. I'm proud of you all.
>>32357583>Join the Commanders
> Join the Commanders“And for my next trick!” Weiss pulls out a deck of cards. “Pick a card, any card.”The other commanders have gotten wise to Erika’s trick. She does one thing when in reality she’s got something else behind her sleeve. They all glance at each other, knowing, then nod. Cathy pulls out a card, a three of spades. She memorizes it, then sticks it back into the deck at Weiss’ command.Weiss shuffles the deck a bit, then sticks it into her pocket. “Alright then!” she says.…“Was that the trick?” asked Samantha.“Oh, this is what I call my long con,” she says. “It’ll come!”Dales says, “Better come soon. And not out of anyone’s asses.”You walk into the tent. “Hey, girls. What’s up?”Anna says, “We wanted to talk strategy. Who does what, who gets assigned to who.”Fairless says, “And who has to sit out this match.”You nod. That’s fine, that’s fair you suppose. You sit on your cot and think. What to start with?> The General Plan> Who sits out> Assignments> Write in
>>32357798> Who sits outThe new teams. I need a second to get the plans together.
>>32357798>> The General Planfrom the plan, we know what we need. From there, we decide who's still in and what they do.
>>32357798>> The General PlanLast vote for the night.
>>32357798> Who sits outWe already know who's sitting out (the three newest teams), so that'll give us time to finalize plans and place the right people in the right spots.
>>32357798Weiss saw fire in Trudy's future.Mind = blown
>>32357938And to placate those teams, we can tell them that they're going to be going up against a three tank team in an exhibition match on THanksgiving weekend (Ekins's teams).Seems fair to me, at least.
Who ever is in the M18 is going to be freezing their balls off.
>>32357356Fucking Russians.No such thing as a good Russian.Cathrine the Great was German.Their beloved Marx was German.Stalin was Georgian.They call themselves Slavs, which means slaves!Despicable creature, the Russian.
>>32357798Adding this >>32357991 to whichever teams have to sit out.That's a good plan there, Anon.
> The General PlanYou say, “Charlotte had a general idea of an assault, big one. All of our tanks even on one side to try and force them into a tight corner.”Kate nods. “If they’re smart, they’ll keep both chokepoints covered.”“Right,” you say. “We could go either the left or the right way. Right way is narrower which may mean less tanks to deal with, but it’s also hilly which means we might get bogged down.”Kate says, “And the left side is the open field. Pravda will have the long range masters like the IS-2 out there. Lighter tanks will be cut down, our heavies might have a chance.”You nod. “Right. Any ideas?”Samantha says, “Well, we have the big assault guns like Stupa and the Japanese tank if we’re using it. We can shell their positions.”“They’ll be kilometers away,” you say. “Plus, with the blizzard, the left field may not be as flat as expected. They might hide tanks in the snowdrifts.”“That’s a possibility,” says Kate.Nezumi says, “Question!” You all look at her. “This is a big team for fifteen on fifteen. Who is going to be left behind?”> WHO IS GOING TO BE LEFT BEHIND?
>>32358041>>> WHO IS GOING TO BE LEFT BEHIND?Aces, Delinquents and Skycraft#yolo
>>32358041> Juniors, Seniors, and Exchange Team.> To placate those teams, we can tell them that they're going to be going up against a three tank team in an exhibition match on THanksgiving weekend (Ekins's teams).
>>32358041That depends on what we need done. Battle plan, then make the cuts. Reminder, those that get cut, get the Thanksgiving (Tanksgiving?) match.
>>32358101>>32358108We still have Anzio match
>>32358108We're best off leaving out the new teams.That said, if we want to gamble a bit then there is reason to put them in.
>>32358155I forgot about that, but the Ekins match is already (if not actually announced to everyone else) scheduled, while Anzio's match has the qualifier of "if you beat Pravda".
>>32358155Do we?Don't really see it being a problem, like, at all
>>32358041I think we should bring in at least one of the new teams, particular the Exchange students so they can learn to work together under-fire and then we have the Student Councils fighting in the 3-on-3 match.Though for who to leave out, maybe whoever's tank would operate like shit in this environment. Dory was already lamenting the lack of turret, would her team be viable to exchange out for the Foreign Exchange team?
>>32358101Here's what will happen Ekins match. Each of our newbie teams gets an ace to command it. Michelle takes commander of one, Wendy another, Joanna the third. Wendy and joannaMs tanks get creamed, as do two of the others. Michelle, knowing Ekins is in the last tank, doesn't take the shot, chocking. Afterwards, Ekin's tells Michelle off for NOT taking the shot. Her symbol for trigger discipline chewing her out about giving up the win. Thus, she gets jarred out of her emoness, in an effort to make her commander, new and old, proud.
> Team Steel> Team Pinprick> Team Purple Heart“Sorry, guys. I know you’re eager to get into it, but I need the experienced ones on this.”“But we are experienced!” says Nezumi. “This is an outrage!”Fairless says, “Deal with it.”“Okay,” says Nezumi, quietly.> - 20 MORALE TO TEAM STEEL, TEAM PINPRICK, AND TEAM PURPLE HEARTYou say, “If it makes you guys feel better, we’re going to have an exhibition match when we hit Shore in Virginia. I’ve already found a nice little school, up and coming Tankery program and everything. It’ll be in good fun.”The benched teams nod, sulking a bit.> Assignments> Get the teams together, let’s hash out the plan> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32358306Reverse morale and then,> Assignments> Get the teams together, let’s hash out the plan
>>32358306> Get the teams together, let’s hash out the plan> Assignments based on the plan>Reverse morale dropPhase 4-Profit
>>32358222Many school ship teams say that. They are no longer with us.
>>32358463Anzi is a fucking joke.Like Italy in general, really.
>>32358490Wouldn't say that about Anzio. They may not win tournaments, but they get well into them before being eliminated.
>>32358523I don't even know how they got this far, really.Realistically (ha!) they should've lost their first match, there is only so much strategy can do to compensate for shit tanks
>>32358549They probably found cliffs or bridges and dropped their heaviest tank on the enemy's flag.
>>32358549No idea either. Hopefully the OVA will answer some questions.
> Assignments> Get the teams together, let’s hash out the plan“And don’t worry you guys, you’ll have your chance to prove yourselves,” you say. “Hold fast, stay strong. We’ll get through it. Alright?”They nod. Nezumi reluctantly so.> MORALE DROP REVERSED> - 5 CPThusly, all of the teams gather together, some standing outside of the tent due to a bit of overcrowding. You, Lisa, and the Officers stand by a board of the map. “Alright, Lisa. What do you got?”Lisa says, “Simple. Basic offense, basic defense. Charlotte also has the bright idea of a full scale assault but we can go into that later. For offense, we split into two equally, one team will have the flag tank. We work our through the chokepoints and that’ll be game.“Defense is the same thing, we hold our points, and once we find a weakness in their lines, we gun it.”“Or, we could just blitz the entire thing. What do you suppose?”> Offense> Defense> Blitz> Write in
>>32358608>> Write inAssault through the open area.A small force of our lighter tanks stay in ambush positions near our position to catch any attempt to fall on our rear.Other light tanks can travel behind the screen of heavy tanks in the assault.
>>32358608> BlitzSeize that hill in the middle. Not for the height advantage because it's not high at all but because it's the fastest route between the valley on the right and the left. We know Katyusha likes baiting. If we over commit to one side then she'll let us push forward while the other half of her team come through the middle and flank us.Defending will just end up with us being shot like fish in a barrel.
>>32358608>OffenseBut charge ONE chokepoint. Too dangerous to split the forces, and if they did, they are done.
>>32358608Attrition. Gather everyone up near the southern choke-point. Set up a defence from either side right there. The flag tank will go north along the edge of the map with a heavy and the souma as guardians. Essentially, we just sit on our asses until they run out of tanks to throw at us.Due to reduced visibility, we should take into consideration the fact that our long-range units might not be as effective, so we shoud plant them someplace where they can do an overwatch AFTER identifying via radio whether it is a foe or a friendly. From there, just camo our tanks and be ready to kill.
>>32358608> OffenseIf we get too agressive, we play into their fighting style. Advance in good order. Be ready for ambushers.
Poor Schteel.>>32358725To reinforce my point, if we let Katyusha take the plateau in the middle then she can lay down fire on any position she likes. In particular, anywhere along the south-eastern valley. Oh and it'll be child's play to spot our flag tank from up there too.
>>32358774I like this. We can set up tanks on either side of the chokepoint, and the reduced visibility will keep their heavier guns from disrupting our killzone. If they come in force, we meet them head on, and if not we ambush them.
>>32358888Is that hill climbable? I says 200m along one of the lines. Hell, I can't even tell which is our start point or what the damn thing is.
>>32358958Yes. Easily.Don't read numbers on topography, instead see how close the lines are to each other. The closer they are, the steeper the hill is. On our map, there are two locations that are climbable, that to the NorthEast and the SouthWest.
>>32358958Uh... yes. Hold on, let me draw something.
> Blitz> OffenseYou say, “I like the idea of offense. I know Pravda is well-known for defensive play, but I think we can win with a straight up assault. Either on one side or both.”“We can decide that later,” says Lisa. “Right now, we should focus on assignments. Now that I think about it, it may be that time to organize the team into Squads to make things a bit easier.”Nancy nods. “We can actually do that now. A squad led by an Officer.” She smiles a bit. “It may even promote inter-crew relationships!”Lisa sighs. “Of course. We’ll divide into Squads of Five then. Three squads for this match, First Squad, Second Squad, and Third Squad.” She looks over at you. “You want I should organize or do you have any idea of how we should organize this?”> Let Lisa organize> You organize (Write ins ahoy.)> Write in
>>32358958It is climable but it looks like the only good climbing position is in the middle.That honestly is abit of a dangerous chokepoint from which we have to emerge while likely being underfire from their tanks.
>>32359005If we're climbing the southwestern slope, we'll be doing so under the guns of pravda's heavies. That place is heavily exposed.We have only one viable climbing position available to us
>>32359092All right, if I understand this map right there are several paths that can access that hill. The two I have marked with question marks I'm unsure if they have too steep of a slope to climb, or if they're wide enough to go through.
>>32359032I don't really think we need 3 squads for the match, given we're just slamming through the front door with absolutely everything.That said, Fast tanks in one squad with us, main battle line with Kate and a reserve with Charlotte. >>32359092Both locations are equally exposed. The NorthEast is equidistant from both our start locations, approximately, and if both teams go that way then there will be a battle there too. Don't look at this from just our viewpoint, see what Katyusha is thinking too. Assuming she also wants the hill, and she might, she knows seizing it will put her in sight of OUR guns. She could of course hold back and just shoot us on our way up but if we can get up there then we have a commanding position.
Oh I think I know where we're fighting now.You bastard, Schteel. We're fighting at Mount Kosciousko.
>>32359190Mostly accurate although one appears too steep and there's an easier path for another. Note our path to the NorthEast. Yes it's a longer distance but unlike Pravda it's mostly flat save for a slight problem at the very end.>>32359260Pffthahahaha. No. I know Australia has nothing for mountains but even our ones aren't as small as 200 metres.
>>32359032GertudeSewing ClubPolishTheatre TechAnimation ClubMeds and some lights for some faster attack.DelinquentsFreshmenHistoryGirl ScoutsMagicianFreshmen to defend the Panther and some more experienced crews to help defend the flag.AceAviationNaval Studies MerchantNaval Studies EngRifle TeamHeavy assault team. This will move slowly but hit hard.>>32359190Theres another climbable position, up that valley in the middle and follow the right fork.
>>32359284Erk. Forgot my pic.
>>32359284Ah hit, I didn't notice that. Just tried putting the shape of the mountain together.
>>32359190I'd do something like this
>>32359321Or are we Blue?
>>32359341We're usually blue I think.
>>32359341I thought we were blue but i realised the email never said anything.
>>32359341>>32359369>>32359382Fuck. I thought I understood this, but now...Fuck.
>>32359399It doesn't really matter where we start. This map is pretty bland and the strategy remains the same. Get the high ground.
>>32359369>>32359382>>32359341You're blue.> You organize (Write ins ahoy.)“We’ll do it like this. I’ll take the fast tanks and the Animation club. Charlotte, you’ll take Cathy, Keegan, Juliette, and Weiss. Kate, you’re on deck with the rest.”Lisa nods. “Alright. Another thing. Despite the chokepoints, the hill that separates them is in fact climbable. So, I imagine we need a team to get up there and secure it as fast as they can. Gertrude, since you have the fast tanks, I think you can do it.”“Sure,” you say. “That sounds fair.”“And once we hold the hill,” says Lisa. “We can pretty much shoot down at them at our leisure. Charlotte will hold back until things are secure and otherwise good. Kate will support you by taking to the field while you, Gertrude, you’ll go for the hill.”You nod. “Sound plan.”“Anything else?”> “Yes.” (Write in)> Nope.> Write in
Okay, Heavy Tanks go along the low ground where they won't struggle up hillMedium Tanks with best power to weight go up the hill immediately and establish a foothold on the plateau and try to push them off.Panther, TDs and the rest of the Mediums go up less steep path and provide fire support to the Heavy Tanks.Light Tanks take the long way around, either run a fighting retreat if they're advancing along that path, or strike along the flanks. Reason I'm not sending them straight up the mountain is because it's a given they'll beat us up, sending Scouts up to confirm what is inevitable is pointless.
>>32359464>> “Yes.” (Write in)Fastest tank, up the hill and watch the north. If no one challenges you, keep watching that northern passage. We don't want a snowball from behind.
>>32359464> “Yes.” (Write in)Just one thing. Send, oh I don't know, Keegan, to scout the Western valley. Not to advance but keep an eye out.
>>32359552Our light tanks are mostly tds, we'll have a good firing location against the full platuea.
>>32359464> "Yes." (See >>32359570 )That'd be Bearcat. I'm also worried about Pravda getting up there first using the maybe passable routes to the north.
>>32359623When I mean Light Tanks, I mean the Somua, M18, and Chaffee. The fast ones.Their armor isn't strong enough to hold the Plateau and the Chaffee and Somua's guns aren't that great against the T-34.
>>32359679By the time they make it through the pass (assuming they make it past whatever ambush they have set up there), the fight would be mostly over. They're better off getting to the fight fast and buying everyone else time.
> “Yes.”“I figure Keegan moves to that little hill right there, where north meets south. And our fastest tank climbing the hill which oughta be Barkas, you guys go forward watch north if no one challenges. If someone does, fall back to us.”Barkas nods. “Alright.”“Right,” says Lisa. “That concludes our strategy meet then.” She checks the time. “Jeez. Let’s have some dinner.”With that, you all exit out of the tent and get started on dinner. Nancy brings out things like spaghetti and meatballs, hot coffee and chocolate, burgers and fries, the whole nine. It’s going to be a heck of a match tomorrow.And you need your fill.> Eat Dinner in your Tent alone> Eat Dinner with your Crew> Eat Dinner with a Crew (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32359679The Chaffee is not fighting but maybe the kv 85 will be good
So, I stopped following this around the prom for what I'd think are obvious reasons.Did the war ever stop?
>>32359679Chaffees not in play this round.Cant we fight in a hull down position from the slopes? Exposing only the turret?We can deny the use of the plateau to them completely.
>>32359741> Eat Dinner with your Crew
>>32359741> Eat Dinner with a Crew- ALL the crews! we're all eating together!
>>32359752If you did it is a funny time for you to show up
>>32359752Yes. Of course a whole new one has cropped up since then but hey thems the breaks. >>32359753Presumably we can although there might be some difficulty depressing our guns enough.>>32359741> Eat Dinner with a Crew (Specify)Everyone because team morale building.
>>32359798Whaddya me>>32359803Oh, same old same old?
>>32359741>> Eat Dinner with a Crew (ALL)I agree with >>32359771 and >>32359803
>>32359741> Eat Dinner with your CrewNone of that silly solo shit.
>>32359753Depends on how high the gradient is. Worst thing that can happen is that they send rounds through the LFP as you're cresting and the whole attack is bogged down by wrecks in the way.The guy above does have a point when he advocates sending the light tanks onto the Plateau immediately, it seems like the best way to establish a foothold because their tanks will beat our tanks up there.
>>32359814No not same old same old.Not really anyway. While there are superficial appearances with the prior conflict, the underlying reasons are entirely different.
>>32359741> Eat Dinner with ALL the crewsDon't drop our spaghetti.
>>32359855Well, thanks. Guess I'll go catch up since I've got nothing to do tomorrow.Have fun with your war
>>32359741>Eat Dinner in your Tent aloneSomething will happen, I feel it in my bones.
> Eat Dinner with a Crew (Everyone)Tables are set up outside as you all dig into your meals. The crews eat and chat with each other, eager to get into the action tomorrow. You can see the Seniors regaling the Freshmen with tales of their exploits from previous years. The Rifle team show pictures of the weapons they have to the Naval Studies merchant team. The Magicians entertain the Girl Scouts with another fancy trick.It’s all coming together nicely.You sit around with your crew, Kitten next to you as you dig into your meal. “I think everyone’s looking forward to the action,” you say.“Gee,” says Lisa. “You think?”You shrug. “Well, yeah.”Nancy says, “Gertrude. Maybe you’d like to have a speech?”> SPEECH?> Y>> Pathos>> Ethos>> Logos> /N> Other
>>32359840I guess if the first crews up there start throwing smoke pots like mad cunts that'll be good.
>>32359933> Y>> Pathos>>32359936Would that work in this weather? Wouldn't it dissipate rapidly?
>>32359933>Y>> Pathos> Don't drop spaghetti.
>>32359933>expecting us to say no to a speech check>Pathos
>>32359979What's the weather like?
>>32359741>eat dinner with someone(Kitten)
>>32360002Apparently blizzard like conditions
>>32360002The weather outside is frightfulBut the gunfire is so delightfulAnd since we have nothing to loseLet it...... uh, okay, back to the drawing board. I can't think of anything appropriate that rhymes with "lose" unless we go with "booze".
>>32360039Oh, even better. Don't even need to throw smoke pots, depending on visibility, could probably assault onto the plateau under the cover of the blizzard.Don't touch the tonks with bare skin. Turn them over ever couple minutes.
>>32360095But it's the same as he other team.Also German do we have winter camo for our tanks as we'll?
Late to the party.God fucking damn, I don't want any shitty romances in this quest, gay or hetero.I'm not here for hamfisted teenage "love,". I just wants girls and tanks.
> PathosYou stand up. “Everyone, can I have your attention?”Everyone quiets down, listening to you.“Alright, this is our uh… third match in the tournament I believe. We have some new faces with us, and I’d like to welcome them. They may be sitting out today’s match but we hope they will come to learn from us.” Everyone applauds politely. “Alright, alright. Now, another thing. Well… I don’t mean to preach, so I’ll make this short. We have to win.“We’re all out here to have fun, some of us are here because of that. Others are here because I helped you and you felt like returning the favor. No matter what though, we are a team! We survived William Adams! We survived Walter Christie! We survived Chi-Ha-Tan! We survived our tanks being burnt down! And I assure you, we will survive here!”Everyone cheers, whistling and applauding you.> + 5 MORALE ACROSS ALL CREWS.You nod, smiling. “Alright, alright. Didn’t mean to preach. Go back to your dinners.”> Retire to your Tent> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32360039Not Blizzard, just snow covered and cold as fuck.The smoke might actually help
Tanks, snow and Russia. What does it remind me of?
>>32360173Every generic Russian war film ever?
>>32360159> Talk to Someone (Specify)Let's talk to team Needlepoint!
>>32360187You know, that reminds me.How dense is the shrubbery in this area?I can't find the location on google maps anyway, so what's the earth view version of the map like?
>>32360145Yeah, but they'll get onto the Plateau before us. They'll have a better firing position before us. Which is why they can't see us come up, or we're done.That Plateau is where most of the battle will be. The IS-2 being the only Heavy tank they have means that they'll go for the high ground for an advantage over our Heavies.
>>32360159>>32360207Sure, this sounds good.
>>32360159Hellcat and polish team they both have open top tanks so it will be a good idea they bundle up especially
>>32360236No one can find the location on Google because Schteel hasn't told us a thing. I actually find this to be an improvement on previous battles.
>>32360265Open-top tanks are not allowed in tankery. They're closed top.Hellcat is still a freezing aircon though.
>>32360284I'm going to be honest. It's somewhere in northern Australia.And that's it, I've honestly completely forgotten where the fuck it is.
>>32360159Let's get a good luck kiss from Kitten!tongues GeorgeCaptcha-san so lewd
>>32360265Not just that. The Hellcat draws air through the crew compartment rather than the rear of the tank so that there's less dust and dirt going through the filters.The crew will be really fucking cold.
>>32360304>It's somewhere in northern Australia.Well at least it reduces the search area to a quarter of a continent.
Rereading some of the previous matches reminded me of the sports commentary from the first tournament match. I'm a bit interested in what they had to say about the other matches as well.
> Talk to Someone (Needlepoint)“Anna, Mamie, Bess, how are you girls doing?” you ask.Anna says, “We are doing A-Okay! We’re just itching to get out into the field I reckon. And I assure you, Gertrude. We won’t let you down.”Mamie says, “Yeah. Ross might not have the penetration to take on T-34s but we’ll do our best to make sure you know they’re there.”“Thanks,” you say. “Otherwise, anything new with you guys?”“Well!” Anna giggles a bit. “I was thinking on a new outfit for the Fashion show. Something a little risqué.”“How risqué? Because even though most of us are 16, that’s not legal in most states,” you say.“Oh, maybe just swimsuits, perhaps leotards,” says Anna.Bess says, “We’ll probably scrap that though, I don’t imagine our models will be up to it.”“Shame really,” says Anna. “But one can dream. Otherwise, it’ll be Panzer dresses!”You nod. “Neat.”> Retire to your Tent> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32360349Probably huge clusterfuck.Against Perrine it would have been noted that we fell for her trick but displayed great resilience, and luck, in a bad situation.Chi ha would have gone down as the second most boring match in the whole tournament.
>>32360422> Talk to Someone (Specify)Let's see how the seniors are taking their first outing.
>>32360422> Talk to Someone (Needlepoint)>Ross might not have the penetration to take on T-34s...Go for tracks. Tracks are hard to fix in snow, and immoblized tanks are sitting ducks for the big guns.
>>32360422>>32360519This and talk to polish and hellcat team
>>32360422> Retire to your TentGonna vote for this since I have to sleep soon.
> Talk to Someone (Needlepoint, Wojtek, Machina)“Alright,” you say. “You guys, you’re all coming with me. Barkas, since you have the fastest tank, you’re going to have the task of scouting ahead. I know that seems a bit suspect considering your tank only has a 76mil and paper thin armor, but you can escape fast. The Hellcat accelerates like a bat out of hell.”Barkas nods. “I’ll try my best.”“Yeah,” you nod. “I know.”Janek says, “We’ll give it our all! Assuredly, we’ll send those bastards off that hill and send them packing!”“Good to see you enthusiastic, Janek,” you say.“We Polish give it our all!” says Janek.“Right,” you say. “Then good luck.”With that, everyone starts retiring to their tents. You probably should too, get as much sleep as you can before the match.> Retire to your Tent> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Read a Book (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Study a Tankery Team (Specify)> Other
>>32360519This. Also, who are their models?
>>32360727> Retire to your Tent
>>32360602>>32360633>>32360745Anon thinks my idea is good?
>>32360727> Retire to your TentCarry Kitten and Bernadette over our shouldersActually invite anyone who wants to stay in the tent over, because we need the body heat.
>>32360727>Retire to your Tent
>>32360806Also our tent is decadently big.
>>32360727>> Retire to your TentThe 76mm gun could pen a T-34's armour though so I think they're ok.
Just found out there's a Hellcat with a Jackson turret and a 90mm gun. A Super Hellcat, as it may. Sacrifices some speed for extra bite.Worth looking into, I think?
>>32360878Links and details.Dates in service etc.
> Retire to your TentYou sigh as you throw off your trenchcoat and toss it onto the cot. You step over to the desk and sit down. You check your phone, voice mails. Ah shit, you must have left it off for a time. But, regardless, you decide to check it out.> Griselda Pool> “Hey, sis! Sorry we missed you! We just wanted to wish you luck against Pravda. And hey, considering your luck with the big Tankery celebrities, I hope you can get me an autograph from Katyusha and Nonna! That would be so cash! Dad says good luck and he hopes you win this, I haven’t seen him this excited since the Iron Bowl! Anyway, see you!”> Amanda “Ace” Levy> “Gertrude, sorry I missed you. I didn’t have time to call y’all unfortunately. I hope the fire didn’t damage your tanks too badly. Listen, I sent over as many parts as I could for your Shermans and then some. Eugene’s wishes go out to you too, he would’ve called you but he’s been busy lately. He’s a bit of a workaholic honestly. But, I like that about him! Anyway, good luck with Pravda, don’t disappoint me!”You sigh. Figures.You look over to your tent flap. Fairless pokes her head in. “Hey, Gertrude. Just wanted to pop by, say hi.”> “Hey, Bernadette. Nervous?”> “Thanks.”> “You’re free to stay the night if you want to.”> Write in
>>32361016> “Hey, Bernadette. Nervous?”Bet she is!
>>32361016>Eugene’s wishes go out to you tooNot this again..
>>32361016> “You’re free to stay the night if you want to.”> Write in>Invite Kitten too, we're gonna need all the body heat we can get.
>>32361016> “Hey, Bernadette. Nervous?”
>>32361016> "Hey, Bernadette. Nervous?"> Text Griselda back: "Sorry, was too busy on a date with the two of them to get an autograph. Will try again after the match."
>>32361071>Not this again..He's safely dating Ace. Goddamn it, do all the yurifags have their googles on so tight it cuts off circulation to their brains? Seriously this whole "oh goddamn there's a male character Trude knows pitchforks and torches now" is ridiculous and a prime example of why non-/u/ posters consider you a plague.
>>32361071I would say the same of you.This anon >>32361123 speaks the truth.
>>32361123Fuck off Negro, a male love interest isn't the problem, the way he was introduced was>Oh wow, he's so perfect>So perfect I can't even speak right>He was a nerd but is a handsome guy now! How unexpected!
>>32361123>>32361153You're both assholes.
>>32360905Didn't see combat, but was built using Senshado legal parts, and the thing itself was made in June 45.
>>32361153And sending his wishes to us somehow reinforces that? What do you want, a curse and voodoo doll of Trude?
>>32361153Not seeing what your problem is here. He's just wishing us luck, thats a thing friends do.
>>32361016Note to self: Get autographs of our foes for our sister.
>>32361193No, but I felt bringing it up was unnecessary.A simple "Eugene sends his regards!" would have been fine and good, but making it seem like he longs to help us out and shit is trite and lame
>>32361232You're reading way too hard into this Anon.
>>32361232>sends his regards>sends his well wishes>difference
> “Hey, Bernadette. Nervous?”You stand, smiling and walking over to the tent flap. “Hey. You nervous?”Fairless shakes her head. “No, no. I have the upmost confidence in you, honestly.”…You nod. “So you’re nervous.”“A little,” says Fairless.You smirk, crossing your arms. Jeez. “Listen, Bernadette. I understand if you are nervous. Especially with what’s riding on us for the match. Just…” you lazily wave your hand around. “… Just let it pass I suppose. I mean, there are worse ways to stave off the fright.”Fairless nods. “Of course,” she says. “Just making sure you’re alright. And, you know. Good luck.” She pats your head.…Fairless retracts her hand. “I’m going to stop doing that.”> “Good night, Bernadette.”> “Don’t. It’s cute.”> Write in
>>32361016> “Hey, Bernadette. Nervous?”Trude's not, nope. Definitely.
>>32361232Not seeing where you're getting this shit from, turnoff your paranoia vision.
>>32361225And a selfie with them if possible.
>>32361269>> “Don’t. It’s cute.”
>>32361269> "I wasn't aware my head was so pat-able."It's all good fun!
>>32361269> "Don't. It's cute."
>>32361269>“Don’t. It’s cute.”
>>32361269>“Good night, Bernadette.”
>>32361269> "You could probably get away with it if you didn't keep bringing attention to it, you know."Complementary wink
>>32361188Thing is anon, all the sources I'm seeing say development was cancelled at the end of the war. Not even sure if thats a functioning prototype. (Actually does the prototype need to be functional to be senshado legal?)
>>32361232He's our childhood friend you nob.
>>32361351Don't think so - Maus was legal.
I bet the contents of this box that Kitten will come in and there'll be misunderstandings.
>>32361153So your being paranoid over a male friend who is already dating
>>32361351No. However, you'll need to put in an application with the official league to get it approved and going. Then you'll need to find someone willing to convert it within specifications and using time correct materials etc.Basically, call Perrine.
>>32361389Then we'll pet her while Bernadette pets us. It'll be a circlepet.
>>32361389That box could be worthless. I'm on to you, anon.
>>32361429Or filled with pony doujins.Like Esh-Esh's.
>>32361402WooHOO! We get to call our favorite heritek!
>>32361351Remember Perrine's E-100. The Super Hellcat is more legal than that.
>>32361424So....Kitten pets Fairless? I don't think she can reach.
>>32361402We'll send one tank at a time then.
>>32361402I love Perrine platonically.
>>32361188>>32361351Doesn't matter if it wasn't finished so long as building had begun.
>>32361460Kitten pets Fairless breast.
> “Don’t. It’s cute.”You smile. “It’s cute, Bernadette. I like it.”Fairless’ eyes widen a bit, then she says, “Okay.” She pats your head again, then quickly pulls it back. “Yeah, it’s a little awkward.”“You’ll get used to it,” you say.“Of course,” says Fairless. “Anyway, I oughta head to sleep with the girls.” She looks over. Kitten walks up, smiling. “Oh, hey. I was just leaving.”Kitten nods. “Alright, good night, Bernadette.” Fairless nods, then leaves you all. Kitten smiles at you. “Hey, Trudy. Feel like you’re ready for the match?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32361495> BoastNervousness can't stop Trude!
>>32361495>> Write in"If I'm with you I can do anything."
>>32361495>BoastHell yeah! As soon as my ass defrosts. Its colder than a divorcee's heart on their ex's birthday!
>>32361537This.>>32361495And schteel, keep the romance. But keep it the way its been. In the background with the 3.In other words, never change.
>>32361565Well, if he wants to change to running 7 days a week, I mean...
>>32361495> Boast.Boasting Jackdaw is always ready!
>>32361585I can't wake up at 3am everyday to catch LGA, it'll kill me.(Also just posting to have record in the thread for reference.)
>>32361641Hey, at least most people get praised for waking up at 3AM. It's almost 4AM here and I'm still up, they call people like me slackers.
> BoastYou nod. “I was born ready.”“Born ready to save a school and-““It’s a figure of speech, Kitten,” you say. The both of you smile at each other. “Come on, have you ever known me to be nervous about anything?”Kitten nods, looking at your hand. “Well…” You look down. Your hand’s shaking. Damn it, you didn’t even realize that. How long has that been going on? Did Fairless see that?You sigh. “Okay, maybe I’m a little nervous, but you know me, Kittycat. I ain’t going to let it kill me.”“Of course,” says Kitten. “That’s what I love about you, Trudy. Always moving.”You shrug. “Ain’t I always?”> “Goodnight, Kitten.”> “You can sleep in with me if you’d like.”> “I hope you aren’t nervous.”> Write in
>>32361725>> Write inHug kitten
>>32361725> “I hope you aren’t TOO nervous.”Little change really. I'd hope she's a little nervous, just means she takes it seriously.
>>32361480Something about that strikes me as odd from the $ point of view, but I'm not nearly clever enough to pinpoint it.Anyway, that approves the Super Hellcat and other oddities such as the M36B1 (Jackson turret, M4A3 hull, 90mm) and the T78 (Jackson turret, Chaffee hull, 90mm)
>>32361725>> Write in"Can you stay tonight?"and >>32361736
>>32361725>“You can sleep in with me if you’d like.”
>>32361725You can sleep in with me if you like
>>32361725> “You can sleep in with me if you’d like.”
>>32361725>Always movingTrude confirmed for dancing fever
>>32361723Waking up at 3am is bad if one has to work the same day.
>>32361725>> “I hope you aren’t nervous.”
>>32361793Go 'Trude Go!
>>32361725> “You can sleep in with me if you’d like.”> Hug KittenNice night's sleep needed!
> “You can sleep in with me if you’d like.”> Write inYou take Kitten in a deep hug. She giggles a bit, returning it.“You can bunk with me tonight, Kitten, wouldn’t mind it,” you say.“Sure,” says Kitten. “Sure.”With that, you and Kitten end up in each other’s arms, in the cot. You wrap the somewhat scratchy blanket around the two of you. Kitten sighs, nuzzling your shoulder. “You know, Trudy. I’ve been thinking.”“Hm?” you ask.“I was looking back on some of the photos from Freshmen year, from Middle School,” she says. Kitten smiles. “I’ve changed so much. You changed so much.”> “Well, I did help with that.”> “That’s the power of Tankery.”> “It was all you, Kitten.” > Write in
>>32361976>> “Well, I did help with that.”
>>32361976>Write inWell, a girl's body goes through changes at this age.
>>32361976> "Everyone changes from Middle School. We just have to hope it's in a good way, right?"
>>32361976>> “That’s the power of Tankery.”
>>32361976>“It was all you, Kitten.”
>>32361998>>32362014>>32362017>>32362024>>32362043/tg/ in charge of consistency
>>32362075At least it's consistent about it.
>>32361976>>32362017This sounds good.
>>32361976> “That’s the power of Tankery.”
>>32362075Remember that time when we had to thank someone? Or that time when we had to pick pajamas?
>>32361976> “That’s the power of Tankery.”It kind of did
>>32362125>Or that time when we had to pick pajamas?Hell yeah. my arm is still sore.
Rolled 1>>32362125I like the former mostly because tg actually focused on character development instead of cuddling kitten
> Write inYou sigh, poking some hair out of her face. “We all change from Middle School. That’s what happens. We just have to hope it’s for the better, you know?”Kitten nods. “Yeah.” She shuts her eyes, resting her head on the pillow. “Yeah, I suppose.”“Get some sleep,” you say.“Alright,” says Kitten. “Can you do something for me though?”“What is it?”“Can you sing for me?” she asks.You smile, sighing.You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,You make me happy, when skies are grey,You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you,Please don’t take my sunshine away> END DAY
>>32362265Thanks for running Schteel!Finally I can sleep.
>>32362265That's it for today. Unfortunately I will not return Friday, busy. So Pravda will be relegated to Saturday at 3 PM EST.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelThanks for staying, see you next time. I think I'll keep any romance (if it happens) in the background for now rather than have it distract from the Quest. Hopefully we've come to a good understanding.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qerg0LyLi6c
>>32362265Always a heart attack with these two.
>>32362318Thanks for running schteel.>I think I'll keep any romance (if it happens) in the background for now rather than have it distract from the Quest. Hopefully we've come to a good understanding.More barb trading between kitten and fairless is good for some spice between matches too so don't leave it out completely~
>>32362318Thanks for running, boss.
>>32362318Thanks for running.You can't please everybody, but I think you've made the best possible choice. We're all here for Cute Girls Doing CUTE THINGS IN TANKS.Every other cute thing outside of tanks is not as important.
>>32362318In the background sounds fine. Well, not literally, as we are unable to see what happens in the background of a scene due to the limitations of the literary medium, but instead figuratively, taking a back-seat to tankery and only showing up for shorter moments, one update at a time. Quite good.
>>32362381>You can't please everybody, but I think you've made the best possible choice. We're all here for Cute Girls Doing CUTE THINGS IN TANKS.>Every other cute thing outside of tanks is not as important.What is our day to day routine.Cute Girls Doing Cute Things.
>>32362318This can work. Nobody, after all, watched GuP for the romance.
>>32362381I'm gonna have to blow your mind here anon, but sadly most of this thread, and indeed the quest, takes place while the characters are not physically within their tanks. A grave tragedy I know.
>>32362318If things get voted into romantic territory, like somehow we stick around Kitten all day long and SOMETHING comes up, will you let it progress?
>>32362444If it feels natural enough, perhaps.
>>32362444>somehow we stick around Kitten all day longI'd sure hope we wouldn't be forced to basically abandon doing tankery stuff or hang out with the teams just to progress towards romance. Come up naturally, yes, but on our regular schedule or close enough, not taking tons of time out of tankery (which will just either fail outright as people reasonably vote to actually do stuff instead, or make tanking anons mad).
>>32362444The only way I can see that happening is if we go on a date on a weekend.And trude being trude will rush with kitten to go help someone if something does pop up.
>>32362318>>32362465>if it happens>perhapsSo it's still up in the air? Damn, I stayed up until 4:30 AM on the edge of my seat to find out what you were doing man...
>>32362421>>32362440This anon >>32362485 expresses it better than I.
>>32362318>Thanks for staying, see you next time. I think I'll keep any romance (if it happens) in the background for now rather than have it distract from the Quest. Hopefully we've come to a good understanding.People say that "we don't want it distracting from the Quest" but you know what really distracts from the Quest? Leaving the damn thing unresolved. Whatever you say now it's obvious there's going to be more baiting the Kitten-shippers and the Fairless-shippers in the future. Since it is way too late to not have a yuri-end, at this point I'd say biting the bullet and forcing a choice so the relationship could be put in the background would be far better. That way at least the issue would be settled beyond doubt, ending any further debate between shipping camps and attempts to maneuver choices to favor one potential waifu or another.
>>32362528That was probably a mistake.
>>32362530I fail to see the connection since its two different matters.Perhaps you'd better explain in your own words.
>>32362556Realistically, Kitten would win. And honestly watch the 3 dance this little dance is fun.
>>32362582Our day to day is mostly about tankery in some way-teams, tanks fixing and buying, money raising, that sort of thing. Romance doesn't help those (from my own standpoint) and may even distract from tankery.And tankery will save the school.
>>32362573Never a mistake to truly dedicated questers, anon!
>>32362636>Realistically, Kitten would win. And honestly watch the 3 dance this little dance is fun.Fairless is far more interesting than Kitten, but you're probably right. At least we wouldn't have to have entire threads derailed about whether or not romance will feature, when it is blatantly obvious to anyone watching the threads that there will be romance.
>>32362556>biting the bullet and forcing a choiceRoutelock is rarely a good idea, even here.
Rolled 9>>32362645This please and if we have to go a Yuri route I rather not go first girl
>>32362645So tankery related activities.Perhaps you should tone down the hyperbole next time you make a blanket statement then. You'd notice we only took issue with the 'in a tank'.
>>32362812My apologies. Have a tank fairy
>>32362848I is scared, hold me.
>>32363120Nay! I shall dance the dance of my people for you!