> Tuesday, November 26th, 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.You and Griselda quickly stuff yourselves with the morning breakfast.“Slow down,” says Dad as he reads the morning newspaper. “I don’t want to have perform no Heimlich maneuver.”You quickly swallow down a mess of pancakes. “Relax, Dad! Besides, I have a big day today. I gotta oversee a show match today with a few of my crews. Fairless is going to be there, the Japanese are going to be there, the Juniors whom you haven’t met are going to be there too!” You smile at him. “You should come!”“Ah, I would,” says Dad. “But, I’ve got work to do. You know? I’ll try to catch it if it’s on TV or the web, alright?”You nod. “Alright, Dad.”Dad says, “Speaking of which. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving, Gertrude. Hope you haven’t forgotten. The Pulaskis are coming around.” You grin. That means Cousin Gordon is coming home. That ought to be some fun. “We’ll have a hell of a dinner, I guarantee it, Gertrude.”With that, Nancy and Preston come down for breakfast. Preston yawns, then his eyes light up. “Ah, Mister Pool, your cooking again.”“That’s right,” says Dad. “One of the benefits of having to raise two children on your own, is having to learn to cook to their satisfaction. Come on, eat.”> Prepare to head out> Talk with Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32757625>Call Someone (Aces)Gotta get the girls there
>>32757625> Prepare to head outtime to eat.Oh, and welcome back Schteel!
>>32757625>> Prepare to head outTime for tanks.Also German, What happen to the T-34/85 model 1945 upgrade and shouldn't their be some discount for the Pershing conversions since we added groucers, improved suspension, and applique armor
>>32757697I'll handle that now.
>>32757625> Call Someone (Michelle)Ask if she'll be around for the match, or at least after it so she can catch up with Ekins.> Other (Cancel Practice on Thursday/Thanksgiving Day)
>>32757625>> Prepare to head out
>>32757625> Prepare to head out
>>32757685Did we already tell the Aces about the match?
>>32757625>Prepare to head outI'm hearing bells. They sound... discordant. As if they were the heralds of impending doom, and we don't understand their message.Anyway, someone should tell Gertrude those hatches are only so wide.
>>32757796Reminders of time and place and to overcome last minute resistance.
>>32757764Why not do the same as last time, make it optional?We're giving Junior the Pershing I think if they still want it and team star their own panther
>>32757795I always get happy when people post my gifs. Prepare to head out
> Prepare to head outIt’s a cold day today.You stand in the buff as Griselda dresses you out for the day. “So,” says Griselda. “I did some research on Jo Ekins, turns out she’s a really good commander. Annandale High School has already won some matches with other schools in the Fairfax County region.”You shrug as Griselda zips up your miniskirt. “Figures,” you say. “But I got hope for the girls.”“If you say so,” says Griselda pulls up your stockings. “Tell you what, Gertrude. How about a bet?”“A bet?”Griselda grins. “If LGA loses, I get to be the Commander of LGA’s Tankery team when you graduate.”You grin back, evilly. “And if I win?”Griselda buttons up your jacket. “And if you win. I’ll tell you that you’re the best Commander that ever lived and that I shall have to pay for my own tank once I come aboard LGA next year.” She shrugs.“Pfft,” you giggle. “Implying I’m not already the best.”“So what do you say?” says Griselda.> WHAT DO YOU SAY?> You’re on> No bets> Write in
>>32757830>Why not do the same as last time, make it optional?>on Thanksgiving DayIf it's a matter of a day, just re-schedule on another or double the sched for the following week (MWF days).This is the character's rare moment to actually be with their families. Seems harsh to begrudge them of that.
>>32757899>> You’re onTrudy's all about stupid challenge
>>32757899>You’re onTrudy may be the worst at figuring out who will win but she's not one to back down from stupid bets.
>>32757899>> You’re on>>32757908Again, it's optional if people have plans we won't hold it against them however we have the Anzio match soon, and if any of our new crew needs to get used to their tanks.
>>32757940Maybe she can buy her own tank now?
>>32757899> You’re on"Ohohoho... Tankettes won't count for this, little sis! As well as the the Chi-ha you brought in before. Are you sure?"
>>32757899> Write inTrude can't promise to make Griselda team overlord, but Trude could wash all 6 tanks, by herself if LGA loses.The declairation of awesomeness and a tank offer by Imouto stands.
>>32757990She's going to give us a tank if we win?I can dig that, need another replacement tank for when we need convert the Hellcat
>>32757950Then send out a message to the rest of the crews now, so we'll all see how many will reply back who are okay with it this early on.
>>32758010No, she offered to buy her own tank next year when she comes aboard LGA.
> You’re onYou poke her nose with a little boop. “You’re on,” you say.Griselda tightens up your tie. “Fine with me!”Suddenly, the room shakes a bit. You can hear the roar of a Wright Continental radial engine. How you know that, you don’t know, but it does herald the arrival of your M4A1E8 Sherman. You and Griselda happily run down the stairs, meeting with Nancy.Nancy asks Preston, “Are you coming with us?”“Actually,” says Dad. “Preston will be coming with me. He tells me he’s curious about his line of work. I might be able to put in a good word for him for some internship experience.”Nancy frowns. “Awww…”Preston smiles, patting Nancy’s head. “Don’t you worry, honey. I’ll catch the match soon as I can. Alright?”You all exit the house to see Cupid the Sherman, with Lisa and Kitten poking their heads out of the hatches. Cupid is parked dangerously close to Dad’s car. Dad kisses you and Griselda goodbye, then he and Preston get in his car and drive off.Lisa looks at you, smirking. “Hey girls. Ready to do some girly things?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32758111> Boast"Tankery is an elegant art for women. Not something boorish men do like flower arrangement."
>>32758111>> BoastTrudy is the girliest girl, she just happens to girl harder than most.
>>32758111> BoastTeam Girl Squad is Go!
>>32758154TEEN its TEEN Girl SquadFucking lazy fingers and stupid brain
> Boast“I was born ready!” You look over at Griselda. “Griselda, take the loader position if you would be so kind?”Griselda beams. “Really!?” She runs over to Cupid then jumps on. She clumsily holds onto the cast hull as she tries to climb aboard. After a minute, she finds her footing on the tracks, then climbs in through the loader’s hatch. “Ready to have it out!” she screams.You smirk at Nancy. “She’s a natural.”You both climb in and soon enough, Lisa starts Cupid forward.Kitten has a map out as she talks to you in the turret. “The match is going to be centered at Lake Accotink, the Lake Braddock venue had to cancel. Because of the residential area, blanks are going to be loaded and laser tag systems are going to be attached to the guns.”“Oh, I’ve heard of that!” says Griselda. “The laser tag systems calculate shell loaded, muzzle velocity, and penetration. They can even calculate the effective armor thickness, sloping, and other properties!”Nancy asks, “Why isn’t that more prevalent in Tankery?”“Because it’s expensive,” says Griselda. “And, relatively new. But I guarantee it’ll be a thing within a couple of decades or so. I hear Unlimited Tankery is already adopting it.”> Rest until you get there> Converse Casually (Topic?)> Talk Tanks (Topic?)> Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32758341>> Converse Casually (Lisa)
>>32758341>Study Tankery teamWe're not doing this anymore? How are we're going to build up CP for Anzio and Kongistiger?
>>32758341> Converse Casually (But that sounds so BORING. Where's the excitement and thrill of the pounding of guns? Where's the suspense of being slammed so hard your legs go numb, wondering if you were taken out?)
>>32758341> Call Someone (Michelle)> Converse Casually (Lisa)Speculate about Ramirez' whereabouts.Maybe she solo infiltrated Konigsberg?Also ask how the team would feel about voluntary practice on Thanksgiving.Not so keen on that last one, but it won't hurt to ask first I suppose.
>>32758420Did she really? She wasn't asked to, though if she were she'd likely be successful.
>>32758377I've figured up a new system for garnering CP.CP will now be gathered based on how many crews there are on the team at current and how high their morale is.Crews at above 80% Morale will generate 1 CP, with crews that are already loyal will generate another 1 CP. So crews which are of high morale and are loyal will generate 2 CP per training session.Thusly, CP gain will be restricted to practice sessions. You can generate greater moreale for your crews by hanging out with them or fulfilling their loyalty Quests.The system isn't perfect just yet, let me know later if there needs to be something changed.> Converse Casually (Topic?)You look down at Lisa. “Did you call Michelle and the others?”“Yeah,” she says. “I figured they’d want to meet the great and powerful Jo Ekins.”You nod. “Neat.” You look over at Griselda in the loader’s seat. “Say, it’s kind of weird not having Ramirez in the loader’s seat.”“Huh?” Griselda looks at you, confused.“I agree,” says Kitten. “She never says anything, but not having her around is just strange.”“Guys, I’m right here!” says Griselda.“She’s probably yucking it up in New York with family,” says Lisa. “I’d be too. If I were you, Boss, I’d cancel practice tomorrow. Nobody is going to show up on Thanksgiving.”You nod. “I’ll think about it.”Nancy says, “What if she’s infiltrating Konigsberg right now?”“That’s crazy!” says Kitten. “That tanned latina would get picked out easier than a crab in a lobster pile.”“Kitten’s right,” you say. “But, we’ve got a match on our hands soon.”“You think the crews will sweep Annandale?” asks Lisa.> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32758524>NeutralEkins is a mighty opponent, we would do well to be wary.
>>32758524> CP stuffSeems all right. It'll restrict CP gain to just practices, but it makes team management/SOCIAL LINKS more important.> Polite"Does it matter? It's for fun and for our friends to get some experience in. Win or lose doesn't really matter in this case."
>>32758524>> Neutral"I hope so considering I got a tank riding on the match. But Ekins is a good commander, so it will probably be a close match.".
>>32758524>> PoliteTheir fairly new, but if the Japanese can work together, I'm sure they can handle it
>>32758524I guess that makes sense but it might also make it harder to generate CP a bit especially since we're considering on getting a new captain before the match with Koingstiger.Do we still get the 1cp per day from Trude's elite crew?
>>32758524>>32758639Also it might be a bit harder to use the reverse morale loss as well
>>32758602We dont have a tank riding on this, where are you getting that from?
>>32758524> NeutralInfo on their skill level is sparse, so it's expected to be cautious.I personally like the new CP system.Encourages more team interactions, as opposed to being almost a shut-in at least.Finally, a chance for the generic team to break out of their generic shell.
>>32758635>>32758670Meant jokingly, with Griselda offering to pay for her own tank if we win
>>32758639Yep.> NeutralYou huff. “They may be a landlubber school, but Ekins might be an otherwise formidable foe. We’ll see.”“That’s implying that Ekins still actually does tanks,” says Lisa. “I mean, I know she sounds handicapped as fuck, but if I had my spine broken, tanks would be the last thing I’d do.”Kitten shrugs. “Well, maybe she’s really passionate about the subject. Who knows? I mean, we don’t even know what kind of Shermans they have beyond Shermans. It could be a team of Fireflies for all we know.”“Now you’re just exaggerating,” says you. “Really, I’m sure Fairless and Nezumi and Betty have it under control.”“And I say I should be the leader!” says Nezumi. “I have the most experience out of all of you when it comes to Senshadou! I commanded the Panzer VIII Maus! I commanded a Konigstiger before that and a StuG III Ausfuhrung G before that!”Assam nods. “Of course.”Fairless glares at her, making the Japanese balk a little. “Just because you have experience doesn’t mean you have skill.”“Y-Yes it does!” says Nezumi. She stomps the ground. For the match, the Japanese have broken out their old uniforms from their respective schools. Nezumi says, “I should be the one to lead.” Betty simply stands there, trying not to look important.You sigh.Fairless looks at you. “What do you think, Gertrude?”> Nezumi should lead.> You can lead, Bernadette.> Betty should lead.> Resolve this yourself.> Write in
>>32758776> "You guys are the most experienced, but you're a shit. Assam, you're in charge."Because Assam is not a shit.
>>32758776>Resolve this yourself. They'll never become good teammates if they can't learn to sort their shit out themselves.
>>32758776>> Resolve this yourself.>It's true that Nezumi has experience however if you cannot inspire your crew to follow then you are a good tanker not a leader. Fairless and Betty have the leadership skills due to them being on the council but lack the tankery skills.it's not a matter of leading, its a matter of working together.Also didn't Ekins told us that she had one sherman and two stuarts
>>32758776>> Resolve this yourself.>>32758875Anon makes a good point here. Emphasize on teamwork rather then who is leading who.I wish we had the freshman to test our their skills
>>32758776Rock, Paper, Scissors
> Resolve this yourself.You shrug. “This is your battle, not mine.”Nezumi says, “Ha! That means I-““Betty should be in charge,” says Fairless.“Huh?” Betty blinks. “But- I don’t know shit about tanks! I hardly know shit about leading!”“You’re the most unbiased person here though,” says Claire. “I mean, it’s not like we’re riding on anything here. Just take it, Betty.”Henrietta and Andrea say, “Betty Grable, STRONK!”Claire glares at them. “How about you two shut the fuck-“Nezumi looks at Betty, then looks over at Fairles. After a flinch from looking Fairless in the eye, Nezumi sighs. “Fine, Grable-senpai can do it.”“Oh.” Betty looks concerned. “I suppose I’ll do my best then!”You nod. “Regardless of who leads, this is about teamwork. Nezumi, you need to learn to work with others. Need I remind you how you lost out during your match with Ooarai?”Nezumi sighs, defeated. “I’m still paying the repair costs…”You nod. “Right. And Alisa, remember-““Please,” says Alisa. “I do. Just… okay, fine.”“And Izumi.” You wag your finger at her. “Don’t do anything rash, I honestly don’t really know anything about you.”Izumi shrugs. “Nobody does.”Thusly, it’s time to wait. You look over to see the giant Konigstiger roll up. The Aces all dismount, ready and willing. “Yo, Gertrude,” says Kate. “Let’s hurry and get this over with.”Wendy nods. “Yeah. I mean, I suppose it’ll be nice to see Ekins again but… um. Yeah.” You look over to see Michelle, hiding behind Joanna and Octavia.> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32758776>You can lead, Bernadette.I'm sure she is leader material. Everyone already obeys her anyway.
>>32759095>Talk to AcesWhat's the game plan exactly? Regardless, offer reassurances, they'll do fine.
>>32759095>> Talk to Someone (Specify)Michelle"It'll be alright.
>>32759095> Talk to Aces> Resolve to make Icecube interesting.We should give her a hat, maybe. Hats are interesting.
>>32759095>> Talk to Someone (Aces)Just tell them to just enjoy the match
>>32759095> Talk to Someone (Aces)And here I thought they'd all be hiding out like when Perrine came over to find them all that one time.
>>32759188If she had a fancy hat maybe people would pay more attention to that than her repeating name.We should get the sewing club to make her the fanciest of fancy hats, a hat so good that it would make a 2hu jealous.
>>32759188> Resolve to make Icecube interesting."Seriously, what is it with I-Go tanks and their ability to make other tankers feel so frustrated whenever they are fielded?">>32759274Striped pantsu hat
>>32759188I concur, as hats make everything better.
>>32759338I'm still pissed that we missed our shot at that little bugger when we fought Chi-ha-tan, we should have lured it closer
> Talk to Someone (Aces)How they doin?>>32759188 >>32759274All officers should get hats! Call the Sewing Club! HA HA Its time for Hats!>Izumi shrugs. “Nobody does.”I smell loyalty quest!Have we told Dad of our plan to invite the Japanese Team to Thanksgiving?
>>32759274It's Lafayette Academy, I know the perfect hat.>>32759338Somehow I parsed that as sexual frustration. This quest, man.
> Talk to Someone (Team Tigris)“You guys excited to see Ekins again?” you say.Kate shrugs. “Well, I suppose it’ll depend on how excited she is to see us.”Wendy nods, crossing her arms. “Yeah. I’m not interested in more sob stories.” She looks over at Joanna and Octavia. “What about you guys?”Octavia smiles. “I think you guys are overblowing this. If Ekins didn’t want to see us, she wouldn’t have set this match up. I think she’ll be happy to see us.”Joanna shrugs. “We’ll see.”You all look at Michelle. She looks around at you all, confused. “The hell are you guys looking at?”Before you guys can say anything, you can hear them coming. The peaceful Lake Accotink is now about to be invaded by even more tanks. You can see them, a Sherman Firefly backed up by an M3 Stuart and a rusty looking M4 Sherman. They stop in front of your tanks, the M24 Chaffee, the Cromwell, and the T-34/85. The crews dismount.All 8 crewmembers. Wow, that’s a lot less than you were expecting. They all look relatively diverse, but eight girls to three tanks. Huh. Two of them help out someone into a wheelchair.Oh. That’s Ekins. Holy crip she’s a crapple. Ekins rolls up to you. “Hey,” she says simply.…The Aces look a bit awkward.“Ah! Come on!” Ekins holds out her arms, grinning widely. “What’s with that? Hugs! It’s nice to see you guys again! It’s been too long!”Octavia looks at the others with a, “I-told-you-so-fucking-rekt-bitch” face, then bends over and hugs Ekins. She says, “It’s good to see you, Jo.”“Otto, lovely!” she says. She looks at you. “You must be Gertrude Pool. The pictures don’t do you justice.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32759399As commander, we need the fanciest hat of all. It is a deeply-entrenched fact that in the military, rank is indicated by fanciness of hat.
>>32759412>> Polite"Hopefully only nice pictures. .. That sounded better in my head."
>>32759412>> Boast>Hug like Perrine
>>32759412>Polite>But Hug her like how Perrine hugs others
>>32759457Careful anon, we don't want to cripple her even more.
>>32759412> Poli- wait what pictures you're not talking about that one picture are you?
>>32759451Does that mean we should wear sexy panties for our hat?
>>32759412>Write inOh Hell! Has everyone seen that picture?>>32759451Write inPope hat?With lights?
>>32759488Oh god is it on the internet now
>>32759412> Boast>The pictures don’t do you justice.There's only one picture Gertrude knows of that's circulating around...>>32759399Consistently missing shots on an easy target would be like getting some release denied, I guess.
>>32759502Pope hat with lights and viking horns.
>>32759412>PoliteTry to steer conversation away from picture, otherwise spaghetti.
>>32759562Viking Pope! Best Idea Ever!Why the fuck don't we have a drawfag in here?
>>32759671We also need a sword so we can do the 'Drive me closer!' pose to inspire our team and strike terror into the hearts of the foe.
> PoliteYou chuckle, offering your hand. “I hope they were appropriate pictures. It’s nice to meet you in person, Ekins. Sorry if this all seems short notice.”“Nonsense,” says Ekins. “It’s valuable practice that the girls need before we head into the Nationals.”“The Nationals?” you say. You point to the tanks. “With those?”“Yep,” says Ekins. “We’ll make a go of it, that’s for sure.” She looks at Kate and Wendy. “Come on, you two! What’s been happening?”Kate leans in, hugging her. Ekins kisses her on both cheeks. “Well,” says Kate. “We’ve been doing, stuff. That… stuff.”Wendy nods. “Yeah, lots of stuff. We’re just drowning in stuff.”Joanna smiles, hugging Ekins tightly. “Ah! Joanna!” Ekins pats Joanna’s back. “Careful! My spine can only take so much these days!”“Wimp,” says Joanna. “It’s good to see you, Jo.” Joanna crosses her arms, smiling. “So, eight crewmembers against these three?”“Nine, actually,” she says. “You remember Vic?” She points to the Firefly, bearing the name of Vic. On the side of the turret is a black atom. “I still command these days.”Kate frowns. “Really? But-“ She blushes a little, pointing to her legs. “You’re… handicapped.”“Yeah, I know,” says Ekins. “But you don’t need legs to gun. I’ll admit, I have trouble with the M3 and its lack of a turret basket. When we get the money, we’re planning on upgrading it to either the M3A1 or just go straight to the M5.” She chuckles. “Besides! I’m not that crippled. I can walk, sort of. Where’s Michelle?”You all look over, to see Michelle standing there, shyly. “Hey, Jo,” says Michelle.Ekins smiles warmly. “Michelle, it’s been ages!”Michelle nods, looking away.> “Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”> “Shall we get this show on the road?”> “How about lunch first before we head on?”> Write in
>>32759712>> “Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”Make with the nice.> Write inLunch after match. Tankery does not combine well with food coma.
>>32759712> Write inWhisper to Ekins: "She feels responsible."
>>32759712> "How about lunch first before we head on?"> Be as subtle as a rhinoceros in a U-boat when we make sure Michelle has to interact with Ekins.
>>32759712>“Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”Not the time for cowardice Michelle. If she's not dwelling on it, neither should you.
>>32759712> “Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”GENERAL POPEVIKING COMMANDS YOU!
>>32759712> “Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”Everyone else got their hug. Or has Perrine traumatized you from hugs forever? Poor you!>>32759709Charlotte got dibs on that, as well as the Commissar hat.
>>32759712>> “Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”SHOVE HER INTO IT THAT WIMP OMG.
>>32759795Fairless would be Commisar. Everyone fears her, but she is not the one in charge.
>>32759943But we can't shove Ekins into Michelle, it might break her spine.
>>32759956Now we need a picture of Fairless getting ready to BLAM somebody.Perhaps Fredendhall...
> “Come on, Michelle. Hug her.”You smile. “Go on. Don’t be shy, Michelle.”Michelle pouts, then walks over to Ekins. “Um.. hi.”“Hi,” says Ekins. “Ain’t I gonna get a hug?”“Well-“ Michelle looks around, desperately. “I’m just… you know. Weird, and- stuff. Just- Um. Yeah.”“Oh, I see what this is,” says Ekins. She grips her armrests, then wills herself to stand up, to the shock of everyone present.“Hey!” you say. “You don’t need to-““It’s fine!” says Ekins. She stumbles right into Michelle, who catches her. “There! Hugs!”Michelle looks like she wants to die. “Well… yeah. Hugs, Ekins. Can I put you back down?” Ekins nods, then Michelle helps her back into the wheelchair. “It’s been a while, huh?”“Indeed, Michelle,” says Ekins. “Tell you something, I’m glad to see you doing Tankery again. I really am.” She grunts. “But, how about we get this show on the road? Judges will be by shortly.”You nod. “Fine by me.”[1/2]
>>32760112[2/2]> ANNIHILATION MATCH> LAFAYETTE GIRLS ACADEMY> Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia> Motto: “Dum vivimus, vivamus”> March: Lafayette Girls Academy March> Gertrude Pool commanding> 1. Mark VIII Cromwell IV (QF 75mm) (COMP. SPEC.): Betty Grable> 2. M24 Chaffee (75mm M6) (COMP. SPEC.): Bernadette Fairless> 3. T-34/85 Model 1944 (85mm Zis-S-53): Wakuza Nezumi> VERSUS> ANNANDALE HIGH SCHOOL> Hometown: Annandale, Virginia> Motto: “Virtute et labor vinces”> March: Annandale Fight Song> Josefina Ekins commanding> 1. M4A4 Sherman VC Firefly “Vic” (QF 17-Pounder) (COMP. SPEC.): Josefina Ekins> 2. M4A3 Sherman (75mm M3) (VINTAGE): Lana Gutierrez> 3. M3 Stuart (37mm M6) (COMP. SPEC.): Dell PryzbylewskiYou, your crew, and the Aces all settle down ontop of the King Tiger. People are already coming down to watch the match right before it begins. Wendy says, “Just like Bull Run.”Kitten asks you, “Still think they got it?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32760084More likely the shooting Fredendall at full auto. Most likely that Fredendall has already been a major member of a Slaanesh cultist.
>>32760129>> PoliteOh yeah, did Betty managed to get her 4th crew memeber?Their vintage sherman, shouldn't be a problem.
>>32760129> 3. M3 Stuart (37mm M6) (COMP. SPEC.): Dell PryzbylewskiHow on earth do you pronounce that surname?
>>32760175Carefully.>>32760129Polite. Worried About our teamwork and Ekins seems to be very good.
>>32760129> BoastIf our team takes it patiently, they could maneuver around til the vintage Sherman breaks down then counterattack.They'd have gone for the throat if Nezumi was in command.
>>32760129>PoliteDid Betty managed to snag a 4th team member she promised by today she will?Well their team is severally undermanned
>>32760129> PoliteAfter the match let's offer to make their Vintage Sherman comp spec. That should be a nice compromise between getting them a tank and not having money.
>>32760231No, that at least will cost 10,000. We can't afford that
>>32760224Additional question.The venue mentioned a lake. Is it completely frozen over?
>>32760338I'll just skip to this.
>>32760338Too early in the season for it to freeze.> Polite“If they’re patient,” you say. “Yeah, I think we may have a chance.”The flare shoots out, signaling the start of the match.Everyone applauds as the big screen TV shows the teams moving out. So far, it seems that Betty is doing good work at keeping everyone organized in the thick forests of Lake Accotink. They’ve started on opposite sides of the lake, and are advancing on opposites sides as well. Won’t be long before an engagement happens.The tanks also bear a square-ish transponder on the gun barrels, the laser tag system you reckon.Griselda squeals happily. “Oh man! This is going to be great!” She chews on popcorn.“Where’d you get that popcorn?” you ask.Griselda shrugs. “I brought it. It’s cold but, eh. Want some?”You shrug, taking a fistful and popping them into your mouth.Soon, an engagement starts. The tank guns fire. Just puffs of smoke though. Shame really, but the state government does have to be concerned with tanks fighting each other near residential buildings. Lake Accotink in particular is almost surrounded on all sides by schools.You hum a bit. This should be good.> Continue watching the Match> Talk to Someone (Specify)> Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32760497>Continue watching the MatchLearn from the ways of Ekins, and watch our group to get a better idea of how they work.
>>32760497>> Continue watching the Match>> Talk to Someone (Aces)your predictions? Also ask if Betty gotten a new crew member>
>>32760497> Continue watching the matchOh wow, is it really that expensive to comp spec tanks? Never mind, then.
>>32760591Have you've you not seen the shop before? or looked at some of the purchases we made to comp.spec some of our tanks? >>32760497>Talk to Aces (Ask how they feel about seeing Ekins now?)>Lisa (Did Betty come through with the 4th crew member?
>>32760497>Continue watching>Talk to AcesThat wasn't so bad, now was it?
>>32760497> Continue watching the Match> Talk to Someone (Griselda or the Aces)"So how would that laser calculate for tanks with high arcs of fire anyway? What about shell effects on terrain and environment that'll do secondary damage to the tank?" (Recall the Panther falling from the blown up bridge)
>>32760639Numbers frighten and confuse me.
> Continue watching the Match> Talk to Someone (Aces)“So, that weren’t too bad, now was it?” you say.Kate sighs. “Ekins appears to have moved on very significantly. That or she’s buried it way down.”Wendy nods. “Yeah. Something’s fishy.”“Oh, you two,” says Octavia. “You need to learn to take things at face value. Ekins has moved on. We should too.” She looks at Michelle, who is grumpily looking away. “I said, WE SHOULD TOO-““I heard what you said,” says Michelle. “Just… jeez.” The tanks fire at each other. The T-34 actually manages a lucky shot on the M4, knocking it out.> KO: M4A3 Sherman (75) (VINTAGE)> KILL CREDITED TO: TEAM PURPLE HEARTThe other two tanks of Annandale retreat back into the woods. Everyone applauds LGA’s victory, cheering loudly.You’re tugged on the sleeve. You look down to see a whole bunch of excited girls, of varying ages. “Are you Gertrude Pool?” they ask.You nod, smiling. “That’s me!”“Can we have your autograph!?” they ask. All twenty or thirty of them hold up their notepads or things to sign. One of them very worryingly DOESN’T have anything to sign on hand.Oh boy. This might take a while.> Sure!> Sorry, I don’t do autographs.> Write in
>>32760817>> Sure!>Smile and tell them to support LGA
>>32760817> Sure!>Advertise and tell them to support LGA
>>32760817>Sure!I hope that one girl isn't expecting us to sign her shirt or something, don't want to ruin her clothes with permanent market.
>>32760817> Sure!> Write inCut-off time will be when the match is over though.Otherwise Gertrude will be here all day.
>>32760817> Sure!> Sign that kid's forehead.
>>32760817>Sure!Not signing anyone's tits though, let's make that clear first.
>>32761071Well, obviously. You sign their chest, tits would be too hard to write Gertrude Pool on.
>>32761071Can we broaden that clarification to No Body Parts?>>32761084Trude has excellent penmanship, I'm sure she could do that.
> Sure!You hop down and start taking autographs. You sign your name as elegantly as possible. Those five years of learning cursive in Elementary school at the insistence of your teachers who say, “everyone will be expecting you to write in cursive!” is finally paying off.That one girl leans in, exposing her neck. “Sign it!”… You sigh. You smile and sign off on her neck. That could have been worse. She giggles with everyone else. You also take pictures with people too.Lisa says, “How come you get to be the famous celebrity?”“Because I’m likable, Lisa!” you say.Finally though, you manage to get everyone squared away. You wave goodbye to them all.Kate says, “I think those might’ve been West Springfield students on a field trip or something.”“I don’t care,” you say. “I mean, whatever. I- I’m not signing anymore necks or anything below that anymore.” You smirk at Kitten. “Unless you want me to, Kitten.”“Please, Trudy,” says Kitten. She flicks your forehead.It seems the match has gone badly for Nezumi. Through some weird combination of errors and trying to pull a J-turn out of the forest, they ended up in the lake, which ended up drowning the engine and killing the poor T-34.> KO: T-34/85 MODEL 1944 (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: WATER DAMAGEYou sigh. Poor girls. The Cromwell and the Chaffee are steadily pursuing the remaining Annandale tanks though. And soon, an engagement in the woods occurs. The Chaffee takes a shit which cripples the tracks.> MOBILITY KILL: M24 CHAFFEE (COMP. SPEC.)Poor Bernadette. The Firefly finishes them off.> KO: M24 CHAFFEE (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: M4A4 SHERMAN VC FIREFLY “Vic” (COMP. SPEC.)It’s down to those two and the Cromwell.Kate asks you, “So, what’s the verdict?”> We still got this.> Could go either way.> We’ve lost.> Write in
>>32761134>Could go either way.Nothing is certainAfter the match, we should see what happened with Purple Heart's driving.
>>32761134>> Could go either way.I'm at least expecting them to take out the Stuart.
>>32761134>> Could go either way.Their outnumbered, but the cromwell is faster then their tanks, and can outgun the Stuart if she's calm, Betty can pull this off
>>32761134>We still got this.We won't get beat by a fucking cripple
>>32761134> Could go either way> Add subquest "Make Lisa A Star": Take nude pictures of Lisa to make her famous.
>>32761134>> We’ve lost.Ekins has this.
>>32761134> Could go either way.
>>32761298Oy gevalt, she is a kosher Jewis schlomo, leaking nudes of her is like an other Shoa
>>32761134>It seems the match has gone badly for Nezumi. Through some weird combination of errors and trying to pull a J-turn out of the forest, they ended up in the lake, which ended up drowning the engine and killing the poor T-34.The hell, did they roll like a 1 or something during German's calculations or something?
>>32761336Asian drivers, man
>>32761134> We’ve lost.Betty's good at keeping her head down (almost like her Cromwell), but with her pulling two jobs inside the tank, her situational awareness might suffer.
>>32761355I could understand if Ekins managed to take them out but that is a piss poor war to go.It reminds me of the panther debacle during Chi-Ha-Tann
>>32761429Didn't she gain a new crew member today though, she promised us she will get one by today
>>32761134>Could go either wayIt's not looking good, but this might be exactly what it takes for the juniors to flip out and go on a rampage.
>>32761430Well, there have been rather ..odd things happening throughout the quest, both in and against our favor
> Could go either way.You say, “It could go either way at this point.”The Cromwell backs up, barely avoiding a shot from the Firefly. The shot was meant for the Firefly, but according to the laser sensor, it bounces off of the turret side and ricochets into M3 Stuart, knocking it out.> KO: M3 Stuart (COMP. SPEC.)> KILL CREDITED TO: TEAM PINPRICKYou all cheer at that. “Get some!” yells Joanna.The Cromwell fires again, missing the Firefly. It tries to back up even further, but rear ends a tree. The Sherman Firefly turns its gun, only to catch it on a nearby tree.“Oh boy.” You cross your fingers.The Cromwell turns away, only to hit another tree. The Sherman Firefly backs up, but a log falls into the tracks, they snap.> MOBILITY KILL: M4A4 SHERMAN VC FIREFLY “Vic” (COMP. SPEC.)The Cromwell turns its gun on the defenseless Sherman. The Firefly again tries turning the gun around.They both fire.…“Well?” says Kitten.“What happened!?” screams Griselda.Both flags pop up, at the exact same time.> Both tanks have eliminated each other. There is no victor, but there is no loser either!> TIE GAME“Wow,” you say.“Wasn’t expecting that,” says Kate.You meet your crews, all dirty and greased up from the fight. The Annandale team doesn’t look much better, but they’re at least a little more confident now that they’ve actually won something.> + 5 MORALE TO TEAM PINPRICK, PURPLE HEART, AND STEELEkins laughs. “That was great! Wasn’t it?” You nod, shaking her hand. “Your girls have fine talent. How about we talk over lunch?”Nancy breaks out a veritable picnic for everyone. They all start stuffing themselves, chattering excitedly.> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32761503Like what? How do you drive into a lake? I'm trying to rationalize and Izumi might have a good reason but it is rather frustrating to see one of our most experienced teams go out like that
>>32761523> Talk to Someone (Nezumi, Betty)>Congratulate Betty on a job well done and ask where is her 4th team member?>Nezumi, how did she drive a tank into a lake?
>>32761581Supporting both of these, be careful how we phrase it with Nezumi though.
>>32761523> Talk to Someone (Team Pinprick)Their team improved a lot in a short time. Give them a pat in the back for a job well done.>>32761537Combination of overconfidence, lack of terrain knowledge, and a bit of difference in tank familiarity, I reckon?
>>32761537It really easy with the limited visibility of a tank, and the way forest are, dude.People fall into holes and off of shit all the goddamn time, largely due to not seeing things.
>>32761523Supporting this >>32761581but agreeing with >>32761614We want to find out what went wrong, not start the blame game.
>>32761523>> Talk to Someone (Specify)Congratulate our teamn on their first time out, chat with ekins
>>32761641but their an experience tank crew though, they know the weakness of a tank, even if the tank itself is fairly new to them, I find myself hard to believe that a large body of water can be overlooked.if it was a deep pond of mud sure, but a lake...that is what bothers me even more so for purple heart.
>>32761693my 2 cent is they busy arguing that failed roll on situational awareness check.
> Talk to Someone (Pinprick, Purple Heart)You lean over Betty. “I think you did pretty well for your first outing.”Jane smiles. “Weren’t nothing!”Betty smiles, blushing. “Oh, stop. We could have done so much better.”“Well, you did good, and I’m proud of that,” you say.Betty, Jane, and Marilynn beam at that. “Thanks!” they say.> + 5 MORALE TO TEAM PINPRICKYou sit down between Nezumi and Izumi. “So, how’d the lake happen?”Izumi rolls her eyes. “Ask the Commander. It was her idea.”“I’m not playing the blame game or anything,” you say. “I mean, accidents happen.”Nezumi sighs, sadly. “I… I made a grievous error in judgment.” You quirk your brow. “I tried to ford the lake!”…You blink. “You tried to ford Lake Accotink?”“I got frustrated by all the trees and the bushes!” she says. “I’m not used to fighting in thick forests!” She bows to you, suddenly. You flinch at that. “I’m sorry! Please forgive me!”Wow, this is a complete 180.> “Get up. You’re embarrassing me.”> “I forgive you.”> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”> Write in
>>32761693For real, terrain itself can create optical illusions, between the horizon and sudden drops.
>>32761773> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”
>>32761773>“Get up. You’re embarrassing me.”> “I forgive you.”You made a mistake in practice and learned from it. No better time for it, and no harm done.
>>32761773>> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”Joke a bit:"...Girl, i often heard they found T-34s on lakes and can still be driven afterwards. But this..."
>>32761773> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”Your the commander the crew relies on your judgement for these situations
>>32761773> “I forgive you.”> Write in"I consign you to one uninterrupted joke from Assam as restitution."
>>32761773> "You should be apologizing to the crew.""You have to learn to trust your teammates. You're all a part of a greater thing, after all. And you, Icecube, need to speak up when you know something's a bad idea, rather than be passive-aggressive."
>>32761773>> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”Nezumi shouldn't be asking Trudy for forgiveness anyway.Make a reference to Oregon Trail, be shocked when it flies over Nezumi's head
>>32761773>> “I forgive you.”>> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”Guide her up from her bowing position. Mistake happen. Don't worry about it.
Rolled 5 + 10>>32761831this
>>32761773>“You should be apologizing to the crew.”Also ask her what terrain she is used to.We need to help her mellow out.
>>32761874She is used to using the maid probably open terrain
>>32761831Commisar Fairless will assist.
>>32761773>Write inSHAMEFUR DISPRAY
>>32758524>Crews at above 80% Morale will generate 1 CP, with crews that are already loyal will generate another 1 CP. So crews which are of high morale and are loyal will generate 2 CP per training session.Just a point of clarification, sorry if this seems obvious. Does "At Above 80%" refer to crews above 80% or crews at or above 80%? (i.e. would 80% generate CP or would it require 85%?)
>>32761773So.....they don't have a new crew member. We'll if they did well for their first outing I guess it's fineStill bothers me a bit
Hey guys, comp specing a sherman cost 5k.Shall we foot the bill for that for them?
>>32761836Supporting to point this out as well.Nezumi might not be used to forests, but Izumi might have a better grasp for that, so her opinion would matter a lot too.
>>32761917How about we ask when Nationals are? If the Nationals are after our tournament, we can promise them the works for after the tournament.If it's before the tournament, I have mixed feelings
>>32761917What bills do we have coming up before our next sponsorship payment?
>>32761917That or pass them a donation for an equiv or so.It's only 5k or so.Also, new chart update.The ?? is driving me up the wall.
>>32761917Is this the vanilla Sherman or the m4a3?I remember one being more expensive then the other
>>32761985Nothing that we've asked for.All our tanks are comp. speced and ready for the anzio battle and we have 20 ready. (S-35 Type Slav is still with Perrine).
>>32761900At 80% still applies. So if they do have 80% morale, they do generate 1 CP.> “You should be apologizing to the crew.”You sigh. “You should be apologizing to your crew, Nezumi. Heck, did anyone speak up when Nezumi proposed the fording plan?”Izumi raises her hand. “I did! She told me to shut up!”“Well.” You look down at Nezumi, who’s still bowing to you. “Crews you know? They aren’t just there to man the vehicle, Nezumi. You may be the Commander, but you work as a collective whole.”Alisa smiles, crossing her arms. “As expected!”Assam says, “You know what they say, you can always rely on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else.”“I don’t see how that’s relevant,” you say. “But learn, Nezumi.”Nezumi nods. “I will!” She sits up, determined. “I will do my best!”“Ganbatte!” says Assam and Alisa.> LOYALTY QUEST UNLOCKED> Go for Broke! – Team Purple Heart> Help the Japanese work together better> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32762001Excel anon. You made a mistake they got two kill the Sherman firefly and the Stuart. It was a tie but it still counted
>>32762055>Check on Michelle.
>>32762025I think its a vanilla sherman but our Cupid was already comp spec when we found her.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31279383/#31281123>>32762055> Talk to Someone (Specify) Ekins.But gather the aces first to go together if they're not already there.
>>32762055>> Talk to Someone (Etkins and/or Aces)
>>32762055support for >>32762088Get them talking. Actual talking.
>>32762001Well, if Excel Anon thinks we can do it, who am I to disagree
>>32762064Ah, thanks for that. Glad to be wrong.>>32762055>>32762088This
>>32762055> Talk to Someone (Michelle)"See? Ekins isn't so hung up on that incident as you think, if she's still doing tankery and enjoying it."
>>32762046The we should get them >>32761917We shall follow the Nishizumi (Miho) School of Tankery.
>>32762055>>32762088We'll most comp spec tanks took 10000 or more and it's a m4a3. We need the cash right now though>>32762046Probably the stupa and maybe the t34/57
>>32762055>Go for Broke!I see what you did thereSupporting this:>>32762088
>>32762055> Throw Michelle over our shoulder, talk to Ekins.Okay, so what we need to do is get Nezumi to stop being a shit, get Alisa to stop being a cheater, get Icecube a nice hat, and Assam to... well, she's perfect as she is.
>>32762125If it's doing something about the vintage Sherman without resorting to throwing money at it right away, there's always Wendy and Gertrude's mechanical skills to fall back on.
>>32762125Well, mostly because I was poking around on what we got when we sold off our excess equipment.Selling off most of our QF Bundle earned up 22k, not including the 17 pounder which we installed on one of our tanks.Using a token on that and selling the individual pieces should net us a good amount of cash.We'll be within budget for most of our critical upgrades and that not including any more sponsors that we might find.
> Talk to Someone (Ekins and the Aces) You sit with Ekins and the Ace crew. They’ve happily been catching up, except for Michelle.Kate says, “And you would not believe how pissed Michelle got with the Chi-Ri and that autoloader messing with her aim. I’ve never in all my years seen her that mad.”Ekins laughs. “Jeez! Sounds like some shit!”“It was,” says Wendy. “Beyond that, the Chi-Ha-Tan match was a total curbstomp. That oughta learn them for using Japanese tanks.”“Of course,” says Ekins. “Still, I can admire the late war stuff, it’s at least comparable to the Sherman. The Chi-Nu in particular is a must for most teams that work with Japanese tanks. Affordable, reliable, it’s the poor man’s Sherman in essence.”“Yeah,” says Wendy. “Too bad nobody ever buys it.”You look at Michelle. “Hey, Michelle. Why ain’t you talking?”“I’m just…” Michelle sighs. “Jo, I mean. I don’t mean to make this about me or anything or something. I Just- I’m sorry about your legs.”…Ekins giggles. “Ah, Michelle. You shouldn’t beat yourself up. Tell you what, girls. Why don’t you all join me for dinner at my place later?”Octavia smiles. “I’m up for it. Gertrude?”> ARE YOU UP FOR DINNER AT EKINS’ PLACE> Y/N> Other
>>32762258>> YTrudy's going to eat all the food!What's another 10 pounds?
>>32762258>YBut with restraint this time. Unless its awesome food.
>>32762258>>M>Other..We got plans, want to combine them?
>>32762258>Y>>32762245What can we use for the 17 pounder ? I think we're better off with the German version of that so we can up fun the stug
>>32762309Do we have plans? Thanksgiving is on Thursday
>>32762328Unless you want to upgrade the cromwell into a challenger, theres not much use for it.Mostly it was more a better use of the token than spending it on a cheaper upgrade.
>>32762411True but I think we can up fun the stug with a better fun with the German packageThe comet is cheaper then the challenger and more powerful
> Y“Sure, that sounds really nice, Ekins,” you say. “Will your parents mind?”“Not at all,” says Ekins. “Water under the bridge, you know? Besides, got to get the stomach trained for Thanksgiving you know?”You chuckle. “Oh, I sure do.” You look over at Michelle, who still looks a bit skeptical. “Come on, Michelle, lighten up!”“I will!” she whines. “At some point.”Regardless, lunch is over. The teams all shake hands. Most of the Annandale team hesitate when shaking hands with Fairless for obvious reasons. But they get it all out of the way with good sportsmanship in mind. The tanks are recovered relatively quickly as well.Kitten says, “Welp, I’m headed home. What about you, Gertrude?”> Home> Ekins’ place> Talk to Someone before they leave (Specify)> Other
>>32762523"I'll see you at home, ok?">> Talk to Someone before they leave (Specify)Seniors
>>32762523> Ekins’ place>> Talk to Someone before they leave (nancy) Anzio March
>>32762523> Ekins’ place> Talk to Someone before they leave (Nancy)She'll have to sister-sit on Gertrude's behalf.
>>32762523>> Talk to Someone before they leave (Specify)Fairless and Senior Team since we didn't talk to them about the match yet> Ekins’ place
>>32762523> Talk to someone before they leave (Seniors)Seriously Michelle if you don't loosen up we're going to tell Ekins that the best way to your heart is through cuddles. And that you are a cuddle machine. In bed.
>>32762523> Talk to Someone before they leave (Specify)>BernadetteHer first match, guys.
>>32762523> Talk to Someone before they leave (Senior Team)
> Ekins’ place“I’ll be at Ekins’ place. Nancy, would you mind getting stuff together for me? The Anzio match, my sister.”Nancy nods, smiling. “With pleasure!”You walk over to Bernadette and the Seniors as they load up into her car. You smile at Bernadette, “How was your first match?”“Exciting, terrifying, exhilarating,” she says. “Strangely arousing,” she says further. She looks at you, adjusting her glasses. You giggle a bit at “arousing”, to which Fairless looks away.Henrietta and Andrea yell, “Gaaaay!” Fairless rolls her eyes.“Well, it happens to the best of us. You did good though, I’m proud of you,” you say. “Keep up the good work, and Happy Thanksgiving, alright?”“Happy Thanksgiving,” they all say to you. Bernadette drives off.You walk over to the Aces and Ekins as they all walk to Ekins car. “I’ll drive!” says Joanna. You look over at Wendy, Ekins, and Octavia. Shit, they’re about to yell Shotgun.> Shotgun!> Eh, let them. You can sit in the back. Might be a bit crowded.> Write in
>>32762766>> Shotgun!Trudy's all about winning
>>32762766> Eh, let them. You can sit in the back. Might be a bit crowded.Henry and Andy know where it's at.
>>32762766>> Write inGo behind michelle and yell shotgun for her
>>32762851Supportwith a touch of whine
>>32762766> Write inIf Kate's also around, that makes 7 people total.Someone else will also have to occupy the shotgun seat.
>>32762851Supported. Make them bond dammit!
> Shotgun!“Shotgun!” you yell before everyone else.“Damn it,” says Octavia.Haha, TIME FOR BEINRAUM.Joanna takes the driver’s seat, you take the passenger seat, and everyone else pretty much piles ontop of each other in the backseat. You feel sorry for them, especially for Michelle who Ekins’ has to sit on top of.“Portable wheelchairs, huh?” says Joanna.“Hey, they make me feel less crippled,” says Ekins.Thusly, Joanna starts driving. Ekins directs Joanna to an address on Ravensworth near Annandale High School.> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32762997Shotgun is the front seat though Joanna is driving how does that work
>>32763009> Talk to Someone (Etkins)
>>32763009>> Talk to Someone (Specify) Etkins>> Consult the Shop (Specify)Comp Spec their sherman for them.
>>32763009> Talk to Someone (Ekins)Close match huh?
>>32763009> Talk to Someone (Ekins)Her opinion on the match
> Talk to Someone (Ekins)You look back. “So, Ekins. Hell of a match, yeah?”Ekins nods, smiling. “It was. Poor Vic is going to need some repairs but I imagine we can get things in order in time for the Nationals. I mean unlike you, Gertrude, we don’t have a constant stream of money. Everyone around here is either middle class or immigrant FOBs. So there aren’t much cash to exploit like there may be on LGA.”You pout. “Are you trying to guilt trip me?”“Ah, heavens no!” says Ekins. “Maybe. Whatever, I apologize, it’s probably the last thing on your mind, wanting to donate to another team.”You shrug. “I suppose.”Kate says, “Vic really has trouble in tight quarters like that though, doesn’t he?”“It’s the long barrel,” says Ekins. “Having things like that in tight woods like Accotink aren’t a great combination. It’s even worse in urban combat you know with the buildings? I fear I may have pulled a Kelly’s Heroes with that.”You nod. “Of course. Still, was an exciting match.”“Mhm!” Ekins nods. “Those tank crews of yours have potential in them.”[1/2]
>>32763314[2/2]With that, you arrive at the rather humble home of Jo Ekins. You all exit and help Ekins into her wheelchair. She leads you all to the front door and welcomes you all in. “Mom! Dad! I’m home!” she yells.Ekins’ mom and dad poke their head in. “Ah, Jo.” Ekins’ mom blinks. “… and Wendy, and Kate, and Joanna, and Octavia, and Michelle, and another girl we don’t know.”You smile. “Gertrude Pool. It’s nice to meet you.”Ekins’ dad smiles. “It’s been a while! We’re just about getting dinner ready. Feel free to make yourselves at home.”Ekins smiles. “Come on, I’ll show you my room.” She wheels herself through the living room. You all enter into Ekins’ room, looking around.… Jesus Christ, it looks almost exactly like Griselda’s. But instead of plushie tank shells, she has ACTUAL tank shells next to her bed. One of the 76mm 17 Pounder and another of the 88mm used for the Tiger.> Have Dinner> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32763335> Talk to Someone (Wendy)Might be too early into the conversation for this, but convince her to join in getting Ekins' tanks back into fighting condition.
>>32763335>> Have DinnerWe should probably do the 5k donation after we have dinner
>>32763335>> Talk to Someone (Etkins)Offer to comp spec their sherman and help with repairs
>>32763335>> Have Dinner...it seems the guilt triping is working.I'm still iffy on donating funds but helping with repairs I'm willing
>>32763440This too is tankery
>>32763440We have 35,000 every week. We should give them something.
>>32763550But as Excel anon said we can't upgrade everything as much as we would like to. We need those funds, we can help maybe after our tournament but right now?
> Have DinnerYou all sit around the table, happily eating up Ekins’ mom’s cooking. It’s a bit of roast chicken with some mashed potatoes and some salad on the side.“You’ve got excellent taste, Miss Ekins,” you say.Miss Ekins smiles. “Oh, it’s nothing, honest!”Mister Ekins grins, then says, “If it was nothing, we’d be eating out. Stop being modest, honey.”Jo Ekins says, “You know, I’ve been watching your matches really closely once I found out that Kate and her girls were on your team.”“How’d you find out?” asks Joanna as she stuffs a chicken leg into her mouth.“The Panzer IV at the William Adams match,” she says. “Perfectly executed Nishizumi Hook, I’ve only ever seen the Japanese Aces pull off something like that.”You nod. “Yeah, saved our bacon.”“And I hear talk that your next match is going to be Konigsberg. They’re a pretty big German school, the only German Academyship actually,” she says. “They scrapped the Bismarck a decade ago. German economy’s been going under these days.”Kate nods. “Yeah, we actually don’t really know anything about Konigsbergs’ roster. Beyond heavy tanks obviously.” She looks over at you. “What’s your take on them, Gertrude?”> “We’ll beat them, that’s what matters.”> “I’m a little curious.”> “We’ll see.”> Write in
>>32763651>> “I’m a little curious.”
>>32763335>Have DinnerRack our brains to figure out much we can donate without being jerks and/or bankrupting ourselves.
>>32763651>“I’m a little curious.”By which, I mean I have no idea. I am considering Ninjas. Perhaps they can shed some light on Konigsberg.
>>32763651> "I'm a little curious.">>32763650Well when is their Nationals coming up? If it's before the end of the tournament then we sure as hell can't help them all that much.
>>32763650Excel Anon also mentioned in this thread that 5k should be okay.
>>32763651Also this >>32763697So much this. During a break, call Lisa, enquire of donatables.
>>32763651>"I'm a little curious."Hopefully Ramirez is pulling some James Bond shenanigans even as we speak.
>>32763651>> “I’m a little curious.”All we know is they have a command version of the tiger tanks and a few tiger, maybe a couple panzer Ivs>You guys know anything about them?
>>32763711Yes, maybe as donations but i rather see when is their nationals are before we just donate. Some anons also consider comp.specing their tank will be very expensive
>>32763651> “I’m a little curious.”Though we do receive some trickle of info about their tanks, information regarding their commander, crews and preferred tactics are still a mystery.
>>32763651>> “We’ll beat them, that’s what matters.”
>>32763772Christ man.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31279383/#31281123>> UPGRADE M4A3 SHERMAN (VINTAGE) TO COMP. SPEC.: 5,000 DOLLARSFollowing some of the links that they provide to show proof isn't hard.
>>32763651This >>32763717should have been supporting >>32763687How the fuck did I samefag myself. I will now commit Sayaka
>>32763861I'm on my phone now doing something, opening up links are a little difficult for me right now. Either way, I will like to know regardless when is their tournament
> “I’m a little curious.”You shrug. “I’m curious. They’re a mysterious bunch. Absurdly so even.”Ekins nods. “Yep. They’ve been playing their matches close. Only a Tiger II Command tank, a few Tiger Is. Rumor is, they even have some Panzer IVs. Unknown variants. I’m guessing Hs considering what we’ve seen so far. Their commander isn’t anything to shake a stick at either.”“Who’s in command?” you ask.Ekins says, “Piper Blancbois. She’s apparently very good at what she does from what I hear. You know what would be funny, if she sent a spy to scout out your tanks.”You laugh. “Ah, who’d want to spy on us? All they’d find is a bunch of girls trying their best not to be lesbians.”Ekins’ mom and dad nearly spittake.Ekins laughs. “Figures.” She looks over at Michelle. “Hey, Michelle. Can we talk in my room for a second?”Michelle blinks. “Oh, sure.” She follows Ekins to her room.> Follow them and listen in> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32763974>> Talk to Someone (Specify)Make small talk
>>32763974> Call Someone (Specify)Lisa about donations.
>>32763974>Call Someone (Lisa)Donate an upgrade to Comp Spec as per >>32763861>You laugh. “Ah, who’d want to spy on us? All they’d find is a bunch of girls trying their best not to be lesbians.”We're all class.
>>32763974>> Talk to Someone (Aces)Think their going to be okay
>>32763974> Talk to Someone (The Other Aces: Small talk until we all start trying to drop eaves outside of Ekins's door)> You laugh. “Ah, who’d want to spy on us? All they’d find is a bunch of girls trying their best not to be lesbians.”That's just you, Trude. Everyone else isn't even trying.
>>32763974> Call Someone (Perrine)Let her know about Michelle mending her friendship with Ekins. If ever Michelle needs someone else besides the Aces and Gertrude to talk to, she's pretty much the closest family Michelle has that Gertrude knows of.
>>32763974>> Talk to Someone (Aces)I wonder if we will get that loyalty quest finished by today?
>>32764114It could be just the girls around trude
> Call Someone (Lisa)> Talk to Someone (Tigris)You dial up Lisa.“A donation?” she says.“Sure. About 5,000 Dollars to get them started, if that’s fine.”“Sure, seems reasonable,” she says.> - 5,000 Dollars“Alright, thanks,” you say.After that’s done, you decide to talk to the remaining Aces, Joanna went to eavesdrop. “So, Octavia, Kate. Anything new happening with you guys?”Kate shrugs. “Not really?” Wendy stands up. “The hell are you doing?”“Eavesdropping,” says Wendy.Ekins’ Mom and Dad get up. “Us too.” They leave with Wendy, leaving you with Kate and Octavia.You all look at each other. Octavia says, “So, how’s things with the family, Gertrude?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite> Write in
>>32764203>> Boast>> Let's go eavesdrop too
>>32763651>German economy’s been going under these dayslolwut
Thought I'd post this for you guys.Hard numbers on the T26E5 were abit hard to come by, had to refer to a number of sources and even then, couldn't find a number for the gun mantlet. The speed of the T26E5 is a rough estimate from calculations.In simpler terms The M26 is closer to a Tiger while the jumbo has an armour profile more akin to that of a Tiger II.The stock engine was never designed for such a load though, about 500HP compared to the 690HP of the Tiger I and II engines so I'm a little iffy on the Jumbo upgrade.>>32764203> Boast"Its good to be back with them."
>>32764203> Boast"Dad's doing awesome, little sis is psyched about going to Lafayette next year so we definitely need to win. Now let's go drop some eaves."
>>32764203> BoastGoddamit....>>32764220But it has more armor, and we can put in a improved engine
>>32764203>Boast"Real great to taste Dad's home cooked meals again. And Griselda's infectious exuberance to anything tank related, I suppose."——————> Ekins knowing about Piper Blancbois> "You know what would be funny, if she sent a spy to scout out your tanks."> “Hey, Michelle. Can we talk in my room for a second?”Gee, I do hope this isn't a subtle foreshadowing that'll suddenly swerve into betrayal, blackmail or guilt-tripping.
>BlancboisHA! I thought we'd get a Francis Bake or Joan Peiper or something
>>32763974>“Piper BlancboisThe hell kind of name is that for a German?Piper isn't even a first name, less so a girlish one
> Boast“Oh, things have been great. My Dad’s cooking like an angel, my sister’s still the wild tank nerd. You know my sister right?” They both nod. Kate stands up to go eavesdrop. “Anyway, she’s been slipping on her grades, and I’m kind of worried about that, considering she wants to go to LGA next year.”Octavia nods. “Yeah. You get that air of invincibility when you’re on the last of your school. Eighth grade in particular is something to really ride through considering how crappy the rest of Middle School is.”“I know,” you say. “Like, to hell with everything regarding Middle School. You know, when I developed really early as a kid. Apparently a lot of guys found me smoking hot, but they have no fucking clue how to talk to girls. I must have intimidated a lot of the nicer guys, but the rest who wanted to jump my bones were fucking retarded.”“How so?” asks Octavia.“Well, I was talking to one kid in English class with Kitten. This was a kid who ‘self-diagnosed’ himself with Aspergers and ADHD, essentially he justified himself being a complete jackass to others. And he says I have great tits. Fine, a little creeper but, fine. Then he asks me if he could touch them. I tell him no, he’s being a fucking idiot. Then after class, he grabs them anyway!”Octavia whistles. “Yikes. What did you do?”“I threw him out the window,” you say. “Simple.” Octavia looks shocked at that. “Don’t worry, it was the second floor window.”You all look over to the door. Everyone is leaning in on the door, trying to listen. “Should we go eavesdrop?” asks Octavia.> Nah> Sure> Write in
>>32764219It's an alternate future.
>>32764271Just pointing out my thoughts.The armour is great if we can keep its front pointed towards the enemy. It will be a very silly one who will attempt to engage our heavy tanks head on directly if given a choice for a different tactic. Already for heavy tanks, the doctrine would be to flank and engage the weaker side armour that has not been reinforced. In such a situation, the lack of mobility will be a big issue.
>>32764460> Sure"And if you think that was bad just ask Kitten about what I did to the guys that messed with her.">>32764426It's not like France has any good schoolships.
>>32764460>> NahFeels wrong.
>>32764518>It's not like France has any good schoolships.I doubt a Frenchy would command the tankery team of Germany's only academy ship
>>32764482Yeah, but it was designed as a heavy tank anyway and also it's speed decrease by a near 5km, considering the uparmoring, that's not much.German must really hate middle school.
>>32764550Maybe he's referring to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav-Adolf_Blancbois
>>32764585The last name I can understand, but what the fuck kind of name is Piper for a girl?
>>32764594A cute one?
>>32764594Perhaps it is a nom du guerre or something? Like Anchovy.
>>32764625It doesn't even sound feminine
>>32764594It's an uncommon first name, but it's generally a girl's name.Remember Charmed from the 90s?
>>32764565Yes, though it will lag behind our heavies abit.Mind you, I was initially quite opposed to the jumbo but after the number crunching and research, I think it can work with our lineup.I just thought I'd lay out what info I could find.
>>32764644Might be a thing in the US, but it just sounds very strange to a German
>>32764644That was actually the first thing to come to mind for me. That, and a certain Wild Goose (which isn't exactly the same name at all but he's still a badass Frenchman).
>>32764460Inb4 she can walk all along.
>>32764651Well the Tiger II is only fast by a little bit and the Churchill is quite slow so it's inbetween the two. I think the Jumbo will be a good idea.
> SureYou all lean over, trying to listen in.“… I’m just saying, Michelle. You needn’t worry about me.”“I know, I just feel- I mean, you wanted to go to West Point so badly. And you had a future in mind for yourself! I thought I killed you there you know?”“Well, I’m alive. Michelle, you cannot imagine how sad it’s making me feel right now knowing you’re like this.”“Jo. Please. I-“There’s a pause.“Michelle. Tankery is my life. I’m not going to let something like being lamed stop me. You didn’t even hurt me that badly.”“Really.”“Come on.”“Look. I-…”“Michelle. Do you want to know what happened to Steelmuncher?”“What?”“I donated him to a Tankery school. After we all graduated, I convinced my parents to buy the poor boy. But we couldn’t afford to keep it, I wanted to present it to you guys as a gift.”“Why?”“Well, because it certainly would’ve been happy that way. And that’s what I want you to be, Michelle. I want you to be happy. For the love of god, stop wallowing in this self-hate.”“… I don’t know, Jo. Honestly. I- Everything that’s been done. And Gertrude, and the others.”“You would be letting them down if you let this consume you.”“Damn it. Goddamn it, you’re right. God, I feel so fucking stupid!”“Michelle. From tanker to tanker, girl to girl. Please, you have to let it go.”…“Let it go.”The door opens, surprising you all. Ekins and Michelle look at you with a, “Really?” expression. You scatter like cockroaches in the light.[1/2]
>>32764803[2/2]Michelle catches you by the collar. “Can we talk?” You nod. You both head outside to talk in private.Michelle sighs, her breath misting in the cold air. “Gertrude. When this year started I never expected I’d go back to Tankery. And… now all of this has happened.”You nod. “Yeah.”“Gertrude, I want to say that I’m sorry. I have to apologize to everyone. I’ve been such an idiot.” She buries her face in her hands. “I shut myself away like this for so long, from something I loved so much. And all I did was hurt people.”> “You don’t need to apologize.”> “Do you feel better?”> Hug> Write in
>>32764803Don't hold it back anymore~
>>32764829>All of the above
>>32764829>> “You don’t need to apologize.”>> “Do you feel better?”>> Hug
>>32764829>> “You don’t need to apologize.”>> Hug
>>32764829> “Do you feel better?”> “(Then) You don’t need to apologize.”
>>32764829> Paragon Interrupt: Hug> Renegade Interrupt: Grope
>>32764829>Hug>“Do you feel better?”>“You don’t need to apologize.”in that order
>>32764829>HugThat is all
>>32764829>> “Do you feel better?”
> “You don’t need to apologize.”> “Do you feel better?”> HugYou hug her. She’s completely quiet as you both embrace each other.…“Um…”You tighten your grip. “You feel better?”“… yeah. Actually, I do,” she says. “I really do.”You nod. “Then you don’t need to apologize for anything, Michelle.” You pull her back, holding her at arms length. “It wasn’t anyone’s fault, it was an accident. You have to let this go.”Michelle looks at you, tearing up. “Gertrude…” Slowly, she smiles, tears flowing freely. She hugs you deeply, pressing her face against your chest. You can feel her tears stain your jacket. “Gertrude! Thank you so much!”> LOYALTY QUEST COMPLETE: I shall fight no more, forever> Team Tigris’ loyalty is now yours!> All Instructor bonuses for each of the girls apply for every training session, with none of the drawbacks. Their crew morale CP bonus is now up from 1 above morale and 1 for loyalty, to 10 CP regardless of morale.You smile, running your hand through her hair. She sobs uncontrollably into your chest. “I-I’m so sorry… I CAN’T- I CAN’T STOP CRYING!”“It’s okay,” you say.“I MUST LOOK LIKE A COMPLETE DOOFUS!” she screams into your chest.You sigh.After a few minutes, Michelle finally regains control of herself. You all enter back into the house. Ekins and the rest of the Aces look happily at you both.“Well, alls well that ends well,” says Kate.> Head Home> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32765155> All Instructor bonuses for each of the girls apply for every training session, with none of the drawbacks. Their crew morale CP bonus is now up from 1 above morale and 1 for loyalty, to 10 CP regardless of morale.JESUS.> Talk to Ekins.
>>32765155>> Talk to Someone (Specify)EkinsLet her know of the donation."We have our own circumstances right now but lets see what happens after the world tournament."
>>32765155>> Talk to Someone (Etkins)About the 5k donation
>>32765155>> Talk to Someone (Ekins)About our donations and our offer to help repair the tanks ourselves
>>32765155> All Instructor bonuses for each of the girls apply for every training sessionI'm not sure I fully understand this part.
>>32765190I really want to do practice tomorrow
>>32765155>> All Instructor bonuses for each of the girls apply for every training session, with none of the drawbacks. Their crew morale CP bonus is now up from 1 above morale and 1 for loyalty, to 10 CP regardless of morale.Mother of god.> Talk to Someone (Ekins) About the donation and repair time.>>32765228All in one aces instruction team. All the bonuses happen. At the same time.
>>32765155Support for >>32765195>>32765197>>32765207>>32765243
>>32765243I had a feeling that will be the case
>>32765155>“Well, alls well that ends well,”Almost. There's still one little thing...> Talk to Someone (Ekins)Give her tanks some repair service courtesy of Wendy and Gertrude.Maybe have Michelle join in to calibrate the sights on the guns and have it serve as a way to catch up with Ekins too.
>>32765243Ohhh, holy shit that's an amazing bonus.
>>32765155>All that bonues, no drawbacks! ALL MY YES!> Talk to Ekins.
> Talk to Someone (Ekins)“Hey, Ekins. Listen, back when I was just starting up the team, a very generous girl that I had a practice match with by the name of Ace Levy donated a large amount of money to me,” you say. “I can’t donate as much because I still have the tournament to think about, plus LGA’s still a bit broke, but I donated what I could. 5,000 Dollars.”Ekins grins. “Really? Jeez, that’s so kind. We can’t accept something like that!”“Too bad,” you say. “I insist. You’ll need something like that for when you bring your team up to spec.”“Of course,” says Ekins. You all settle into the living room. “Wow, thank you, Gertrude. I see your reputation precedes you. Honestly, this is a good thing.”You nod. “And hey, me and Wendy would be happy to help repair or restore your tanks.”“No, no,” says Ekins. “I can’t ask you to do more, especially when Thanksgiving is coming. Gertrude, really. Thank you for this. We’ll do our best to make it count, okay?”You smile. “You better!”You receive a call.> RAMIREZ (Secretary)> Answer> Don’t Answer
>>32765425> AnswerThis is a surprise. Ramirez initiating conversation.
>>32765425>> AnswerWhere are you?
>>32765425> Answer"Please tell me you aren't on Königsburg."
>>32765425>AnswerHow's my favorite flower?
>>32765425>> AnswerDammit, now I can't rage at our 5,000 loss. it's too sweet. Why German, I want to hate you!
>>32765425> AnswerUh oh, something must be serious for the quiet one to call us.
>>32765425> Crouch down, put phone to head.> "Ramirez, this is Jackdaw. Gimme a SITREP."
>>32765460Of course she isn't. She won't be over the drop zone for another 5 minutes.
>>32765460"of course not, i am RTB now, ETA 1 hours"
> Answer“Ramirez, this is new.”“Hey, Prez.”“What’s up?”“Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving as all.”“Oh, thanks.”“Also, I may have escaped Konigsberg after infiltrating it with that girl from the Newsteam and that other girl from Ooarai and they may be after me right now. But that’s not important. I’ll email you something in a bit.”“… you what?”“Yeah, I’ll tell you later. It’s actually a pretty funny story.”She hangs up at that.… fucking what?You hear a honking outside the door. You look out the window. It’s your Dad. He must be here to pick you up.> Head Home> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32765667>> Head Home>> Talk to Someone (Specify)Talk Etkins and her parents for the meal
>>32765667>> Head Home>> Talk to Someone (Aces if their still there and maybe Ekins)Jaws drop."Our loader just cracked the Koningburg mystery....."
>>32765667Wow, did we call it or what.
>>32765667Ok I expected our team to be there but Yukari decided to get in on the action as well? > Head Home
>>32765667Fuck Yeah! Fluffy Spy Part 2Say our goodbyes and then>Head Home
>>32765667>>32765684>>32765708These two, I want to see the Aces and Ekins faces when they hear this
>>32765667"RAMIREZ! Return to my home with Konisberg Intel, double time!"in more serious note...> Head Home> Talk to Someone (Specify) Thanks Ekins parents and tell the Aces Ramirez is DOING EVRYTHING as usual.
>>32765667> Head HomeShit, why didn't Ramirez get us in on the shenanigans?
>>32765712Yes, Yes we did. And Schteel is epic for pulling it off. seconding this>>32765684
>>32765720And someone from Newsteam....Who are them again?>>32765760This is Loaders job. To infiltrate enemy position and gain intels.
>>32765760Better question, Why didn't GermanScheel get us in on the shenanigans!These were legitimate shenanigans!
>>32765760I just imagine Ramirez and Yukari, (and whoever was with them) running away with the Lupan the III theme song in the background.But you know what this means right?Yukari might try and spy on our team. We must prep the hall monitors, and have our counter spy people (Lisa and Ramieriz) to deal with them
>>32765808In other hand, we got to see Bernadette gushing over vintage car, reconcile Michelle and Ekins and many other stuff.I expect GS will have some mini-quest about the Loader's adventure later.
>>32765793A newspaper company.Reporters.
>>32765850Well our lineup is pretty open.If yukari does come over (again), we'll just play with her.
>>32765850Considering Ooarai already visited us before, and how active we are, infiltration might not needed.
>>32765850Cue the MGS torture scene. Only instead of electricity or whatever, it's hair rubs.But honestly, why would anyone bother infiltrating? We're so open about everything that they needn't even bother.
>>32765905True, but it can't be helped but be prepared though it will be a good way to get some oorai intel
>>32765918>>32765922For the fun of it? Also because we only revealed 15 of our tanks and we're constantly upgrading them so we may still be a threat for the latter.Also I think Yukari likes doing stuff like this
>>32765793I assume that by the Newsteam, our QM meant the Lafayette Runner girls.
>>32765924We've got pretty up to date intel on them though.Their traditional line up + a panther and a panzer III
> Head HomeYou nod to Ekins and the Aces. “Thanks for the meal. Also, my Loader may have just cracked the mystery on Konigsberg,” you say.Ekins says, “Well, let us know!”“She’ll email me later,” you say. “Anyway, I got to go guys. Nice having dinner with you all!”They all say good night to you. You quickly head out and meet with your Dad and Griselda.“How were things?” you say as you sit in the backseat.“Good!” says Dad. “What about you?”“Well, I’m finding out a lot of things,” you say. “What about you, Griselda?”“Can we have Nancy as a sister-in-law or something? She’s so cool!” she says. “Not that you’re worse than her, Gertrude. I just really like her!”“Yeah, yeah,” you roll your eyes.Dad says, “And hey, listen, Gertrude. I need you to help me prep things tomorrow for dinner. The Pulaskis are quite anal about things. We’re also having your mom’s side of the family come over for dinner as well.”“Oh boy!” you say. “That means cousins Darrel and Darryl! And Aunt Wilma and Uncle Wilmer! Wow! Our extended family is bigger than I remembered.”Dad says, “Well, if you’re not too busy. Can you do it?”“Sure, Dad!” you say. “Sure.”Griselda says, “We’ll do our best!”You arrive back at home. You all walk in to see Nancy and Preston already dutifuly waxing the floors. “Careful!” says Nancy. “We’re-“Griselda and Dad slip, falling on their asses.“… waxing the floors,” says Nancy.Dad laughs, holding his back. “Oh god! That could’ve killed me! Hahaha!”> Prepare for Bed> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32765969> Talk to Someone (Nancy)How was Griselda and any call from Anzio?Also tell her about Ramirez super spy!
>>32765951And we are quite active sending our newest addition to friendly matches, which might will get covered on news.Besides, if Ooarai ever want to infiltrate us they'll use new girls since we already know Yukari already.>>32765969>> Talk to Someone (Specify)NancyTell what our loader have done.
>>32765969>> Talk to Someone (Nancy)
>>32765960It might change for the finals they might actually get a full roster who knows?I kind of hope they get more obsolete tanks like in the series
>>32765969> OtherTake care of Dad, gotta make sure he's alright.
>>32765969>“Can we have Nancy as a sister-in-law or something? She’s so cool!” she says. “Not that you’re worse than her, Gertrude. I just really like her!”Griselda shipping Trudy x Nancy
>>32765969> Talk to Someone (Nancy)"Need a feel good story for tonight?"> Call Someone (Kitten)Tell her to come over and hang out because now way is Gertrude Pool gonna tell these stories twice.
>>32765969> Talk to Someone (No, Griselda, I'm not marrying Nancy. If I were gay, which I am totally not no really stop laughing, if I were gay then I would gaymarry the shit out of Kitten and/or Bernadette.)> Talk to Preston (Is this a Mormon thing or something, doing home improvement to people you stay with for a weekend?)> Call Kitten (Get your booty over here Ramirez just went latina 007)
>>32766019Aw hell, we'd just trade visits and tours if it involved Yukari.
>>32766019Maybe? but then again yukari is the expert so she might be in charge.Do you not want to see fluffy hair try and sneak on board LGA?
>>32765969>Other Stare at your phone awaiting Ramieriez E-mail
I may be stupid for asking, but are the exchange girls also joining us for Thanksgorging?Have we actually confirmed this with Dad?
>>32766156Yes we did
> Talk to Someone (Nancy)> Call Someone (Kitten)Kitten slams the door open. “I came as soon as I heard! Ramirez did what?”You nod. “Yeah, she went and infiltrated Konigsberg, got the intel, and now she’s exfiling to New York I assume. She’ll email me at some point about their roster.”“Sweet!” says Kitten.Nancy smiles. “That’s amazing, and so brave of her!”“Yeah,” you say. “Apparently she’s being chased now, but we’ll hear from her soon I hope.”Kitten nods, walking in. “Great, we-“ She slips on the floor and lands on her face. “Ow…” She holds her forehead, it’s bruised.“Oh, Kitten! I’m so sorry!” says Nancy. Preston crawls over, gently grabbing Kitten’s head. Nancy says, “We’re waxing the floors!”Dad yells, “Learned that the hard way-“ There’s a sound of something falling over. “I’m okay!”You kneel down. “You okay, Kitten?”“Ow! I’m fine!” says Kitten. She rubs her bruise, cringing a bit. Preston looks at her, concerned.> “She’s fine.”> “Want me to kiss it better?”> “Suck it up.”> Write in
>>32766233>> “She’s fine.”
>>32766233....The Kitten thing had only one vote? I don't get it.
>>32766233>> “She’s fine.”>> Write inKiss the bruise
>>32766233> “Want me to kiss it better?”
>>32766233> Don't ask, just kiss it better.
>>32766233>> “Want me to kiss it better?”
>>32766233>> “She’s fine.”What? It had only one vote though?
>>32766278>>32766284Yes. Just do it.
>>32766233>“She’s fine.”Girl up, Kitten.
>>32766233> Write inNo words, only intimate healing (and story times) now.
>>32766233 >> “She’s fine.”>> Write inKiss the bruise
>>32766233> “She’s fine.”
>>32766233Supporting >>32766278There is always kisses for Kitten. Straight kisses. We live on a schoolship, not a u-boat.And isn't it odd that u-boat is our local term for lesbianism, but its the most phalic of vessels?
>>32766233>“She’s fine.”Eh, she is fine. Time to keep the hype strong, though.
>>32766233> “She’s fine.”Maybe throw in some > “Suck it up.”
>>32766371When you've been on a u-boat, no other dick is big enough. /u/ is the only option left.
>>32766371What bothers me, is why we called her in the first place?That only had 1 or 2 votes, that is confusing.
>>32766233> “She’s fine.”> “Suck it up.”Going against the stream, most likely German will do the kissing anyway
>>32766437It was a combined Nancy and Kitten result.Nancy had the most votes, Kitten was tied for the 2nd most. The other options didn't fit in with Nancy talk as well, so it made sense to take the first two.
>>32766233>> “She’s fine.”>> “Suck it up.”Kitten must be strong.
>>32766428That makes sense.Sadly.
> “She’s fine.”> Write inYou kiss the bruise. “Mwah. She’s fine now. Get the hell up, you little baby.”Kitten mockingly pouts at you as she stumbles to a stand. “But seriously,” she says. “This is a fucking hype train here. We’re close to understanding what makes Konigsberg tick.”You nod. “Also, I had a hell of a day with the Aces too, and Ekins as well.”Nancy gasps, smiling. “Is Michelle-?”You nod, smiling warmly. “Ekins and Michelle exchanged some words. Then me and Michelle had words. We hugged it out. And from there, I think Michelle’s going to be alright!”Nancy stands up. “Oh, that’s wonderful!” She slips on the wax. “Whoa!”Preston says, “Nancy. I don’t mean to alarm you or anything, but what was the point in waxing the floors like this if we’re just going to-“ He slips, falling on his ass. “Darn it!”You laugh. “You guys are just a comedy of errors-“ You slip forward, falling on your face.Ow.> Prepare for Bed> Talk to Someone (Specify) > Call Someone (Specify)> Consult the Shop (Specify)> Other
>>32766482I guess but Nancy vote got like 8 votes, Calling Kitten got like 1 or 2.Normally something on that ratio would have been ignored.
>> All Instructor bonuses for each of the girls apply for every training session, with none of the drawbacks. Their crew morale CP bonus is now up from 1 above morale and 1 for loyalty, to 10 CP regardless of morale.
>>32766512>Talk to Nancy and Preston (More stories)
>>32766512>> Prepare for BedIs kitten staying the night or going home?
>>32766512>other"Kitten! I have a booboo!"
>>32766525Count again.Nancy got 5
>>32766512> Talk to Someone (Nancy) More Stories from back home to help us sleep.>OtherStare at your phone for Ramirez's information
>>32766512>> Talk to Someone (Nancy and Preston)
>>32766512>> Talk to Someone (Nancy/Preston)
>>32766512> Talk to Someone (Nancy and Preston)Gonna get a lot of visitors from all sides of the family for tomorrow. Ready yourselves.Also, be glad that Nancy didn't make her Ramirez speculation into a wager.And speaking of bets...> Talk to Someone (Griselda) So how is that bet gonna be settled now?
>>32766603Really? Oops, My bad must have counted a couple twice by accident. Sorry about that. I guess it kind of makes sense now
>>32766512> Have yourself, Kitten, Nancy, and Griselda stip down to socks, panties, and dress shirts and do the Risky Business slide.
>>32766512>Stare at your phone for Ramirez's informationThe Hype of the revealing information has Trude too hype to sleep
>>32766710And then we get an email with a picture of Ramirez and Yukari gagged and tied to chairs.CLIFFHANGER
>>32766795Sounds rather kinky
>>32766660I was thinking of having them don penguin suits and sliding around, but I guess penguin suits lying around the house is too much of a stretch.
>>32766824We outgrew our penguin costume years ago. Kitten might be able to fit in it, though.
Did this thread just freeze?
> Talk to Someone (Nancy and Preston) “So, guys,” you say. “Are you ready for tomorrow? We’ve got a lot of visitors from the Pool family coming.”Nancy says, “We are working hard to make everything go smooth!”Preston nods, grinning. “Rest assured Gertrude, it’s the least we could do for allowing us to stay in your incredible abode.”“Oh, it’s nothing, Preston,” you say. “Thank you though, Dad normally does most of the housework himself when he gets home, tires him the hell out.”“I’d be happy to hire them as housekeepers!” yells Dad from the living room. You all laugh at that.Your phone rings. It’s an email from Ramirez.> From: Ramirez> To: Gertrude Pool> Hey, Prez. I know I might have said no earlier to infiltrating Konigsberg, but here we are. The curiosity just got to me. I hired on Georgia Jones to help me. Wasn’t too difficult getting her aboard. I just said it was the scoop of the century and she ate it up like ice cream. Anyway, attached to this email are the roster and some profiles on the tanks. It’s actually quite surprising.> KONIGSBERG ACADEMY ROSTER> PANZERBEFEHLSWAGEN TIGER II (H) x 1 (ELITE)> TIGER I x 4 (ELITE)> TIGER II (H) x 1 (COMP. SPEC.)> TIGER II (P) x 1 (VINTAGE)> PANZERBEFEHLSWAGEN PANTHER x 1 (ELITE)> PANTHER AUSF. A x 1 (ELITE)> PANTHER AUSF. G x 1 (VINTAGE)> PANZER IV AUSF. H x 1 (ELITE)> PANZER IV AUSF. J x 5 (VINTAGE)> STUG III AUSF. G x 1 (ELITE)> STUG IV x 2 (ELITE)> JAGDPANTHER x 1 (VINTAGE)> JAGDTIGER x 1 (VINTAGE)> JAGDPANZER IV/70 (V) x 1 (ELITE)> PANZERBEFEHLSWAGEN PANZER III AUSF. K x 1 (ELITE)> PANZERKAMPFWAGEN 38H 735(f) x 2 (VINTAGE)> PANZERKAMPFWAGEN B-2 740(f) x 1 (VINTAGE)> PANZERKAMPFWAGEN 35-S 739(f) x 1 (VINTAGE)> As for what happened. Well, let me tell you…> END DAY
>>32767052That's it for today. I will return tomorrow at 3PM EST.Tomorrow may be a fun thread detailing Ramirez's escapades or the Thanksgiving special. Let me know which one you'd prefer.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelSee you next time.
>>32767052> As for what happened. Well, let me tell you…Awwww shit, Ramirez Quest!> sadly tears up his Metal Gear Trudy story
>>32767069Thanksgiving thanks, Schteel.Enjoying these character interactions at home
>>32767069Ramirez's escapades! Thanksgiving is on Thursday so we should have a free day, right?
Rolled 15>>32767052Oh hell, that is alot of elite tanks. Elite HEAVY TANKS.We need to see how many of ours we can elite before then.
>>32767069Metal Gear Ramirez sounds awesome.
>>32767069Dammit, i don't know, Thanksgiving I guess? I don't know
>>32767069Ramirez is obviously the only real choice here.
>>32767069Ramirez because I want to know what's going on inside her mind.
>>32767052Jesus, those sure are a lot of elite and vintage tanks.
>>32767069I'm only voting for Thanksgiving because I will miss much of tomorrow's thread.Spy shenanigans for Sunday!
>>32767069Ramirez for days.
>>32767101If we put in a few more training sessions, we can ELITE the Panther, Churchill and KV-85....we need more training
>>32767101It's not so bad their elite and comp.spec only round up to 14 (If I'm counting right) That means 6 will be vintage.I really hope they will use their captured french tanks in the fihgt
>>32767150And then it's all from the perspective of the newsgirl. And I thought you can't use vintage tanks in tournament Tankery matches.
>>32767166Thankfully this will be a lot easier, now that the Aces got their loyalty. We got the 2 points every traiining session that Wendy gave, minus the morale drop.
>>32767052Those vintage french tanks.....I hope they use at least one, please....I'm so glad we upgunned the Somua, the 6-pounder will go a long way, also we should we make the Anzio match elimination or give them a sporting chance and go for flag?
>>32767226You can use them Though I'm a little confused a good quarter of their team is command tanks
>>32767226You can. It's just...they break down a lot.
Rolled 15>>32767166Kv-85 should actually be ready once we get the book back. The book 5 isnt added yet.
>>32767069All those Elites, man...>Ramirez's escapadesNew characters, shenanigans, Fluffy, Shenanigans with Fluffy, background on how the Lafayette Runner is doing now, and doing one thing and one thing only: Spyin' on Nazis.>Thanksgiving specialAlso new characters (relatives), potential to hang out with Ekins or other crews, chance to move Purple Heart Loyalty Quest forward, and general discussions with Nancy or Lisa on how to go about with the next few days (Anzio, guest appearance at a baseball game? etc.)I think Ramirez Escapades trumps Thanksgiving a little bit, but half a thread dedicated to each segment would be nice.
>>32767268Now what exactly makes command tanks different from other tanks? Maybe that difference is key to their success?
>>32767241Race?Drag, circuit and drift.
>>32767339You forgot the best part about Ramirez's escapades. Getting to find out exactly what goes on inside Ramirez's mind.
>>32767298Perhaps, maybe to relay orders>>32767340Normally a better radio range if I recall, but often times to compensate they reduced the ammunition load or give the tank a dummy gun.
What's the difference between the french tanks and the german designated french tanks>
>>32767069I thought today was Tuesday in the quest.
>>32767586but their have to be a difference?All I know is that for some models they were given a capuloa
>>32767642You are thinking of T-34s.
>>32767668I think the Somua and B1s were converted to have those though?I do not recall since captured german weapons often lead to turning them into tank detroyers or spgs, so I'm not familiar with more minor conversions