There's a moment, a short one, after waking up in which you don't remember what day it is, why it's so important, and why you woke up so early. It doesn't last long.The realisation hits you like a ton of bricks.Today was the day! Today was the fucking day! Today you're finally going to get a crew together and sign up as a Tank Hunter!You briefly consider whether you even want to bother with your morning routine, or if you just want to head out straight away.>Gotta look nice for potential clients>I don't stink too bad, and besides, I'm a mechanic. It's part of my image to be scruffy.
>>35842631>>Gotta look nice for potential clientsCan we be scruffy with style?
>>35842631>>Gotta look nice for potential clientsPosting in a quest.
>>35842631>>Gotta look nice for potential clientsYou'd best know your shit
>>35842631>>Gotta look nice for potential clientshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn2-b_opVTo
>>35842631>>Gotta look nice for potential clientsWhere's that fancy moth-smacked longcoat?
>>35842631>Gotta look nice for potential clients
>>35842631>>Gotta look nice for potential clients
There's no sense in putting off any future crewmates. Being in a 50 ton moving bunker for extended amounts of time is quite a commitment. You can at least have breakfast and a wash.You still have a little bit of bread and cheese left, and you quickly scoff it down, before heading into the courtyard to wash yourself. Business as usual, bit of soap from the tub, then taking it and dumping it over yourself. You head back inside after you're dried off to dress, with your favourite leather jacket; the one your father left you before he went missing years ago.Back into the sunlight, you see your pride and joy waiting outside. She's a real beauty; you'd found her sitting in the Fulda Tank Graves, just rusting away, but there wasn't really anything wrong with her. Abandoned, it seemed, unlike the thousands of other tanks that litter the plains out there.She's>Small, a light tank>Normal sized and weight. A universal tank like everyone knows>Huge and heavy. It took a specialist transporter to take her home
>>35842940>>Huge and heavy. It took a specialist transporter to take her home
>>35842940>Huge and heavy. It took a specialist transporter to take her home
>>35842940>>Huge and heavy. It took a specialist transporter to take her homeGo big or go home.
>>35842940>>Normal sized and weight. A universal tank like everyone knows
>>35842940>Normal sized and weight. A universal tank like everyone knowsinb4 slavshit
>>35842940>>Small, a light tankGotta go fast. Unless this setting has a full on war going it'll probably be more useful for smaller engagements. Not to mention for repairs.
>>35843007I would hang myself.
>>35843007>>35843039Space tank when?
>>35842940>>Normal sized and weight. A universal tank like everyone knowsALL AROUND BEST
>>35842940>Normal sized and weight. A universal tank like everyone knowsUniversal tank Stronk.
>>35843069I heard somewhere that the IFV version is supposed to have a SAM of some sort on it. Anyone know if that's the case?
>>35842940>>Normal sized and weight. A universal tank like everyone knowslights suck, heavies are too cumbersome and will be expensive to maintain.
Well here's hoping we can get a mix between a heavy and a universal down the line.
Close vote, but I think I'll call it here! Mediums it is!
Who all /thg/ here?
She's a normal size and weight, the standard universal tank. Maybe a little old, but that didn't stop you. You were amazed when you found out all she needed was a bit of fuel and you could drive her right back home.After that, you needed to replace a lot of the electrical systems, replace much of the radio and the FCS, and do a lot of fixing up, but it was a good thing to do in your free time. God knows you love fixing tanks, but out here the locals rarely had any tanks to fix, and the Tank Hunters would go to a reputable mechanic in town rather than some kid living on the edge of the wastelands.And then it came time to repaint her. You scrubbed off the rust and the mud to find>An American star>Dull, Russian green>An Iron cross>A British chevron>A Swiss cross
>>35843344>>An Iron cross
>>35843344>Dull, Russian green
>>35843344>>A British chevronHere's hoping for a Chieftain or Chally!
>>35843344>>A British chevronRolling for Centurion.
>>35843344>An American star
>>35843344>Dull, Russian greenSlavshit time.
>>35843344>>Dull, Russian greenahahahAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
>>35843344>an american star
>>>23411567/k/ treadhead thread
>>35843344>A British chevron
>>35843344>>Dull, Russian green
>>35843344>>An American star
>>35843470related, but is it really relevant?
>>35843344>>Dull, Russian greenHooboy samefag ahoy
>>35843500For those of us there right now, yeah.
>>35843344>An Iron cross
>>35843344>>An Iron CrossWe Leopard 2A2 now niggas
>>35843344>>A British chevron
Calling it so I can count the votes
>>35843344>>An Iron crosslet's not be in slavshit
>>35843516You know it's totally gonna be a Leo 1 and I'm going to laugh at you. Plus, Leos have that funny quirk where you have to turn your turret in order to reload the ready rack.
Sentinel, I do hope you know what you're doing. I've been waiting for another tank-oriented quest since LGA concluded and Blackjack's GuP Quest went on hiatus.
>>35843510Okay, so your logic is that because you want people from /thg/ in /k/ to know about this quest, you should post in the quest thread with the link to /thg/ because..? Are you fucking retarded?
>>35843569I hope we have gay sweaty men operating our tank and not cute little girls.
>>35843600I hope we have a co-ed crew of well toned and sinewy fine specimens of the human physique
>>35843596No post was made in /thg/. That wasn't me, by the way. Its rather relevant to a tanking quest to link to the tanking thread, don't you think?
>>35843642no it is not
>>35843641And pair up? Gunner X LoaderCommander X DriverTTP
>>35843558Yea, we chose a medium, so probably M60, Leo 1, T-72(62?), or Chieftan. blimey if i know what the swiss cross would be, though
>>35843664Nah, Commander X Gunner, imagine getting a footrub from her when you dangle your feet over her shoulders during a long roadmarch.>>35843681>T-72, or ChieftanThose are both heavies, it would be a T-55 variant or a Centurion variant for those countries respectively
Iron Cross>>35843371>>35843465>>35843489>>35843512>>35843516Russian green>>35843381>>35843429>>35843435>>35843476>>35843509British Chevron>>35843387>>35843392>>35843453>>35843526American star>>35843393>>35843442>>35843478>>35843490Unless I miscounted, that's a tie!Double check that I got everyone, and if I did, I'll do a post to start final destination and you need to reply to that post with ONLY the number 1 or 2.1 for Iron Cross2 for Russian greenAny votes that don't comply wont be counted, and there will be ONE minute for voting
>>35843664I could get behind gunner/loader.
>>35843722>>35843726>>35843730>>35843739Not yet you idiots!
>>35843707>2 for Russian greengit it
>>35843757its got to be nothing but a link to the post and the number or else it ain't valid
>>35843641I hope we have a co-ed crew of traps and reverse traps that resent not being able to truly be who they are with the person they're interested in.
>>35843751Just roll with it.
Okay, reply to THIS POST with ONLY the number 1 or 2Go!
>>35843699eh, if you go by modern standards they ain't. At the introduction of the chieftan, the brits stopped using the centurion, so a centurion probably wouldn't have british markings on it. T-72 was practically a medium in soviet doctrine anyway, to the T-80/64s "heavy", but both are pretty arguable, so I'll wait and see what OP writes up
Calling it here
Looks like a win for the Germans
Welp, clear majority here, looks like it's an Iron CrossWriting
>>35843824Not that it really matters, but I don't think this vote counts.
>>35843884Hahahaha, filthy Slavs.
>>35843884Well, I was pulling for the Americans.But Germany isn't so bad.
>>35843918get wrecked, samefag
>>35843942As long as it isn't slavshit, I'm happy.
>>35843914It only has a 1 in it, I don't see why it wouldn't because I added a space between the post link and the vote number.
>>35843949But slavshit was the best in the world in the cold war, without a doubt.I only hope we can get a Kpz-70
>>35843983False. The Western tanks held the advantage due to one key thing: thermal imaging.Whoever can see and shoot first survives. Tank battles have always been decided by that simple fact.
>>35843964>I added a space between the post link and the vote number.For exactly that reason, you can fil the space with invis characters to bypass the spam filter.Ergo, invalid vote, but not like it mattered
>>35844020don't forget 'first hit'. If that first shot misses, well , all of Ivan's 50 buddies now know where you are, and you've got nothing to show for it. Cold War Western tanks were still better in that regard.
>>35844070I start all my posts with a space there. Also, what 'invisible characters' are you talking about? Some manner of forum coding?
>>35844077I was thinking about including FCS in there, but I don't know enough about Soviet FCS of the time to know how big of an advantage it was.
>>35844020They held the advantage in FCS, but soviet armor in the early stages of the cold war was enough to render that first shot advantage invalid in battlefield conditions.And over time, they improved their FCS too, right around when the yanks finally started getting their act together with composite armor and decent projectiles.The soviets held the advantage in the beginning, and the yanks pulled it back to a close balance in the middle and end.But don't start trying to armchair general just because the yanks had halfway decent thermal imaging which could and was rendered ineffective with some bracing MG fire.
>>35844098well when you vote don't add the space
>>35844100they were a little behind in getting the gun on target, but were capable of tracking and firing to the same degree the western tanks were, they just didn't have the best optics at the start of the cold war
>>35844098Who gives a shit how you start all your posts, the QM told you to vote in one very specific way, you didn't and your vote was invalid.And if you don't know about invisible characters, then thats for the best, they are a problem enough as it is.
With the mud and rust mostly cleaned up, you found an Iron Cross on the side of the turret. You'd been pretty sure before that, but this just confirmed it. Your tank was a Leopard 1.It's decent enough, really. Armour was a bit thin, but the engine's definitely reliable, and you can definitely get behind the 105mm cannon.Not to mention that the Leopard 1 was a favourite of Tank Hunters in your area. Replacement parts, add-on packages and even the tanks themselves were aplenty in tank markets, especially in Frankfurt. Being caught between Bayern-Osterreich and The Kingdom of The Rhine meant that there was a lot of German equipment being traded around.This is what you thought about on your way to the town of Fulda proper, where you were going to find some crew and register yourself as a Tank Hunter.In which order, though? It might be easier to recruit some crew if you're already a registered mercenary, but inversely it might be easier to convince the THO that you're the real deal if you already had some crew.>Find crew first>Register first
>>35844154You seem overly worked about this. The post contains a number and a link to the referring post. That's all. Whether the criteria stated consider spaces additional characters or not is not your concern. You are not the QM.
>>35844225Compromise- find a driver then go register.
>>35844100>Fire Control Systemssee >>35844119. Personally, I've always just thought the whole thing East-West 'whose better' was like apples and oranges. two very different design philosophies and intended roles can't be put on a 1-1 easily. NATO tanks were tactically supposed to hold numerically superior waves from defensive positions of a nuclear battle field, Soviet designs were supposed to overrun those positions.
>>35844225>>Find crew firstProbably going to want the crew's opinions on who we work for.
>>35844225>Find crew first>Leo 1Eh. I voted for slavshit, but this is ok.
>>35844225>>Find crew first
>>35844261has it right
>>35844225>Register first>>35844235>That's allDon't forget a space, which is something to the spam filter. Why you're making an issue of this still I've no idea, you voted wrong, deal with it and do it right next time
>>35844225>Find crew firstLeopard 1, hell yeah!
>>35844225>>Register firstI'd rather have the guys my life depends on are the real deal.
>>35844119I'm assuming we're around 80. Don't get me wrong, the Soviet invasion would have swept aside NATO resistance quickly at most points of the cold war. That's why NATO put such a big emphasis on thermal imaging and FCS, so they can see and shoot before they get overwhelmed. And while the thermal imaging CAN be broken by MG or arty fire, the advantage thermal imaging gives is that you shoot them BEFORE they start laying into you with MG fire, because if they're doing that, they've already spotted you and, more than likely, shot you with something a bit bigger.>>35844225>>Find crew first
>>35844285>I'm assuming we're around 80.80 what? 1980? we ain't, we're in a post apocalypse
>>35844225>Leopard 1Called it!>Find crew first
>>35844225>>Register firstmake us seem legit for potential crews
>>35844285>shot you with something a bit bigger.Only the Chieftain ever had that.
>>358442961980, as in when our tanks are from.
>>35844301Well, what other thank did the Germans have in the 1980s? Unless you're talking East Germany.
>>35844321Our tank is from the early 60's...>>35844342Who said we're in the 80's?
>>35844342Leo 2 came in just about at 1980.
>>35844225>>Find crew firstAcquire a crew of misfits.Cute mechanic first
>>35844357>Our tank is from the early 60's...I mean when the apocalypse happened. Our tanks are relics of WWIII, which I'm willing to bet was just about 1980. Hence the tanks are from 1980. Plus we don't know which model of Leo 1 we have. If we're lucky it's an A4. If we're really lucky, it's an A5.
>>35844342*tank>>35844357The TANK is from the 1980s. Put your glasses on.>>35844370thanks. My knowledge is more WWII stuff, so I apologize if my facts are wrong/off.>>35844378>cute mechanic.with fluffy hair?
>>35844417>with fluffy hair?I'm open to possibilities. My portraits folder is disturbingly lacking in pictures of cute girls covered in grease.
>>35844417I'm open to this if she is also our driver.
>>35844417>The TANK is from the 1980s. Put your glasses on.The leopard 1 is not from the 1980's you retarded namefag, and nowhere is it mentioned when ours was built.Stop being stupid.
>>35844402or an A6, if Sentinel is gracious.>>35844434this help sway your mind any?>>35844462you. I like you.
>>35844417Stop namefagging. With an epic meme of being a euphoric scholar and gentleman no less.*tips fedora and gives le nods respectfully in your direction*
>>35844417>thanks. My knowledge is more WWII stuff, so I apologize if my facts are wrong/off.>The TANK is from the 1980s. Put your glasses on....>>35844402Stop assuming things, the war could have happened any time.
>>35844402>which I'm willing to bet was just about 1980. Hence the tanks are from 1980What do they tell you about assumptions?
>>35844487>>35844516>>35844542The Leopard 1 was not only built in the sixties, nor is the one we are in likely to be either. We are likely in a later model leopard 1. I'm guessing an A4, given that heavy tanks were an option. That means that they're probably Leo 2, Challys, and Abrams. That means at least 1980. However, they are known as heavy tanks, implying that they aren't the main tank. This leads one to believe that they were just introduced. Hence my 1980 comment.
Honestly, we just need a good gunner and a good mechanic. I'm assuming our character is gonna drive.>tfw I know nothing of tanks and I just want some good, non-anime, West-of-Ukraine influenced Quest to join
>>35844495I prefer mine a little bit happier.But a Fluffy is fine too.
>>35844225>find crew first>but first you find a tiny hamster scuttling around.
Well you may as well find some crew first. You hear that it's pretty hard to become a freelancer without a crew to back you up.You're not exactly sure where to find them or what exactly you can offer them just yet. You have a tank, but since you're not even registered yet, you can't really pay them out of your own salary.You could go to The Maustrap, where some big league guys from the 11th Black Horse and the Blitzkrieger Battalion hang out.There's also The Jackboot, which is where you hear a lot of freelancers go for drinks and jobs.And lastly there's the New York, a bar owned by an American who was a friend of your father's. It's pretty seedy, but you might be able to find some guys for cheap there.>The Maustrap>The Jackboot>The New York
>>35844702>The Jackboot11 ACR WHOOOBut they're probably too high class for us.
>>35844624>Firefly.I like you anon. You got standards. >>35844571>i know nothing of tanks>just need a good gunner and a good mechanicyeah I'll say you don't. does the term 'loader' ring a bell? Or did you expect our gunner to pull double duty?>>35844702>The Jackbootfreelancers, perfect.
>>35844702>>The New YorkSeedy the best.
>>35844702Let's not get nuts, here. Stick with the American that our father trusted, and only try to recruit guys that the owner trusts in there.>New York, New York!
>>35844702>>The New York>>35844748https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KJQNMqVIug
>>35844564The heavies were actually going to be between the M103, the Conquerer and an IS-10
>>35844725At least I can admit that I know nothing. But now I realize that I forgot the basics of tank operation. Can the gunner do double duty? We don't have much for cash, right?
>>35844774>M103YOU FUCKERS.YOU BLEW IT.
>>35844774Definitely not what I expected. I yield.
>>35844702>>The New York
>>35844782>Can the gunner do double duty?No. You need a dedicated loader unless you have an autoloader. We don't.
>>35844702>>The MaustrapSounds like it could be cool.
>>35844564>That means that they're probably Leo 2, Challys, and Abrams.They ain't heavies...Man all those conclusions and assumptions you're making, wow you look like a fool.
>>35844782>can a gunner pull double dutyBoy, they learned in WWII that that shit don't fly. as for an actual answer>>35844831.
>>35844840They aren't heavy tanks, but given a post apocalyptic situation, they are significantly heavier than the others, hence why someone could easily rename the heavy tanks.
Guys, for the love of god, if you don't know anything about tanks, don't be a fool and spout nonsense, just ask, but don't go jumping to conclusions or making assumptions, you just look like a fool then, let's all be civil about tanksperg alright?
>>35844893He told us we'd be getting a Conqueror, M103, or IS-10
>>35844878I am most curious Sentinel, what would we have gotten if we went Swiss?
>>35844893We are starting off, we're given a choice of cold war tank nations, and you jump straight to the Gen 3 MBTs...
>>35844934After I posted, yes.
>>35844939Panzer 61I prolly should've added an AMX in there in hindsight
>>35844933I'm sorry! I'm trying not to sound like I know shit.>>35844878Which one won? I wanna say New York, but it looks like it tied with the Jackboot.
>>35844939Swiss leo? They have swiss leo 2, not sure about leo 1 variant, on phone so cant wiki
>>35844968>I prolly should've added an AMX in there in hindsight:( No French armour...It would be a better Leopard 1...
>>35844969you have internet access, use it. That way you at least have an idea of what's going on.
You park your jeep outside the New York. In front of the place they have a miniature statue of liberty. People say that it's a nice touch, though you don't think there was anyone still alive who had actually seen the real thing. To be fair though, the replica is also actually made of copper.You step inside. Jack gives you a nod, and you nod back. You step up and take a seat at the bar."Usual, Rob?" he asks you. You nod, and he passes you a stong german beer. How to go about this.>Ask around>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work>Post a notice on the bulletin board
>>35845121>>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work
>>35845121>Ask around>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work
>>35845121Always ask Handsome Jack. And make sure you've got a pint ready for potential recruiting purposes. Always good to have that around.>>35845032I'll try to stick to the other parts of the quest. That way, I won't get in the way of tank related business.
>>35845121>Ask around>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work>Post a notice on the bulletin board
>>35845121>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work>Post a notice on the bulletin boardfuck it, do em all
>>35845121>Ask around>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work>Post a notice on the bulletin board>>35845191>Jack>Handsome JackIf he says anything about a corporation or stamping out bandits, I'm bailing.
Writing>>35845104This is why I QM
>>35845255I have yet to understand that picture.
>>35845375Someone didn't listen to Linkin Park, as a confused teenager.It's a reference to one of their songs.
>>35845121>>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for workBartenders always know the score, doubly so in seedy bars.
>>35845453...I've made a terrible error in my life.Time to commit sudoku.
>>35845385>>35845453>Linkin Parkglad I skipped that part of being a teenager. Never could stand angsty whiners.
>>35845556It's actually Evanesence.
>>35845121>Ask Jack if there's anyone looking for work>Post a notice on the bulletin boardIf one fails we can always fall back on another.
"So, Jack, is there anyone looking for work?" you ask."You finally got the bastard running, huh?""Please, it's been running since I found out in the tank Graves.""Haha, yeah. Damn sight seeing that thing drive through town. Anyway, people looking for jobs? There's a few."He points out a fit woman down the bar. "Sarah Burgess. She's looking to shoot big guns. I hear she's a hunter, but likes cannons. Don't think she minds not getting paid, either, as long as she gets to shoot things."He points to a man, sitting way in the back in a booth. "That's Michael Weiss. He's a driver, veteran too. Knows his shit more than anyone else in this bar, I'd gamble.""That there's Erich Kunkel. Guy's in moving and freight, but got let off. I think he'd be good as a loader as long as he gets paid.""Over there is... ugh," Jack grumbles. "Theodor Marcellus von Grimmelshausen. Cunt insists that he be referred to formally. Of course, you've heard of the Grimmelshausens. That's their heir. Didn't take too well to losing his father and the estate, I think. He's a gunner.""That girl over there is Susan Lowell. She's a mechanic that came down from Dresden, right at the front. Apparently there was a disagreement between her and her former employers, and she's looking for revenge. She's a driver.""Last of all, that huge mountain of a man is Robert Linton. He's a loader, apart from that, I don't know shit about him. I think he's from the Dark Riders? Not so sure. Bad news, anyway."You thank Jack, and think about your options.>Who do you want to talk to?
>>35845652Sorry, I don't music culture at all. my turn for Sudoku.
>>358456881. Sarah Burgess2. Michael Weiss3. Erich Kunkel4. Susan Lowell
>>35845375As a reaction picture, it pretty well sums up the Pz61
>>35845688Sarah then Mike then Erich then Susan then TheoSave the gaudiest for last
>>35845688Susan for driverLoader I'm not sure with. I'd probably see what Robert is about, but not counting out Erich if we need it.I'm not sure I want to deal with either of the gunner choices, but if I had to pick I might go with Sarah.
>>35845733It's that scary? This coming from a guy who'a not a military nut, What's the big fuss about?
>>35845733>HQ addresses the entire company over radio>Dozens of tank turrets begin rotating in unison>swissengineering.jpg
>>35845688Sarah BurgessSusan LowellErich KunkelMichael Weiss
>>35845688>>Who do you want to talk to?Susan is my waifu.
>>35845688Sarah , Mike, Erich, Susan. Maybe Robert.we don't need self-entitled asshats for sure.
>>35845773It is quite literally one of the worst tanks ever built.Turning on the heater was likely to fire the main gun accidentally.Using the Radio caused the turret traverse to go haywire.The NBC protection flat didn't work so the crew had to wear what was basically HAZMAT suits when operating it.It's electronics were so bad even an old Fiat could boast better wiring.It. Was. That. Bad.
>>35845811But she doesn't love big guns..
>>35845818Dear God... It's worse than Slav shit.
>>35845818OK. It's the Gremlin of the tanking world, got it. and it makes >>35845783 now hilarious to me. thanks anon.
>>35845688>SarahBecause she doesn't give a shit about getting paid>MichaelBecause a vet who knows his shit is always useful>ErichBecause the other loader is sketch as fucckAnd I think that should round it out, right? The PC makes four.
>>35845858yeah, at least Soviet shit's generally reliable for all it's ugliness. that... that's an abomination against the God of Tanking.
>>35845688Sarah. Free gunner is awesome.Susan. Revenge may mean.. freeish if we can go after her target.Erich Kunkel - Other guy is "Bad news"
>>35845866Yep, that should do it, unless we want a separate person mechanical shit.
>>35845897T-54's exploding. T-72's ripping peoples arms off.. and needing to be a midget to drive it. But.. it will apparently move from point a to b.
>>35845949Oh yes, let's parrot all the stupid myths about Soviet tanks like they're fact, that'll give everyone a good chuckle eh wot.
>>35846031YES COMRADE GLORIOUS MOTHER COUNTRY TANKS HAVE NO WEAKNESSES ONLY STRENGTHS! DESIGN FLAWS ARE FOR WESTERN CAPITALIST TANKS BUILT FOR PROFIT!
Giving it a once over, I'm thinking that the consensus is...>Sarah is wantedFree bitch is free, while still being good enough to be referenced by Jack.>Susan is wantedVengeance is a good plot point. It's totally not because of waifu shit.>Michael is possibly wantedNot quite desired over Susan, apparently, but his vet status is wanted.>Erich is possibly wantedHe isn't as sketch as...>Robert is maybe sorta on the back burner2sketchy4me>hahahafuckthatdouchebagguy>no one likes douchebag guy
>>35846031Well the T-72 has taken off arms. I don't know much about the T-54. I do know that China was getting upset in recent years because their tankers are getting too big for the tanks.
>>35845949>takes myths as factYou amuse me.>>35846031Indeed.>>35846056YES COMRADE! OUR SUPERIOR ARMOR AND ENGINEERING WILL OUTLAST ALL THE CAPITALISTS PIG-DOGS! THEY NEVER BREAK DOWN, THEIR CREWS JUST DIDN'T SACRIFICE ENOUGH DISSIDENTS TO LEADER STALIN!>>35846116CLEARLY THOSE 'VICTIMS' WERE NOT TRUE COMMUNISTS AT HEART!
>>35846150[DISSIDENT SACRIFICING INTENSIFIES]
>>35846116Only the early-production models of the original T-72 had those issues with the autoloader, and a good half those cases were just unfamiliarity with the new equipment.Training and the revision sin the first model upgrade completely eliminated the problem.T-54s get a bad rap nowadays because they were designed in the mid-late '40s and you can only upgrade a base chassis so much. It's frankly astonishing how much mileage has been gotten out of it as it is.
Well, may as well start with the closest. You pick up your beer and sidle down the bar next to Sarah."So, I hear you're looking to shoot big guns," you tell her."Yep," she replies."I got a big gun you can shoot."She turns and looks you up and down. "Really, guy? ...well, you got the nads."You realise what you said. "No, wait, no, fuck, I mean I've got a tank and I'm looking for crew! Crew!" You hear Jack chuckle. "It's a Leo 1, and after I get some crew I'm heading straight to the THO to register as a freelance tank. You in?""A Leopard 1? L7 105mm rifled gun?" She doesn't even stop to think. "You bet I'm in. You won't even need to pay me, as long as I get to shoot shit! Thanks a bunch!""Haha, yeah," you say. "Alright, you wait here. There's some other people I want to talk to.""Really, thanks... uh. I didn't catch your name?"You tell her."Thanks a bunch, Rob. I've been wanting to do this for a while."You then move onto Erich. He's sitting at a table, nursing a beer. You sit across from him."Erich, right? I hear you're looking for work.""What kind of job you offerin'?" he asks."I'm looking for a loader."He cuts you off before you say anything else. "Fifteen percent of payouts. I assume you're a freelancer?""Yeah, I'm a freelancer.""You get me for fifteen percent. Take it or leave it.">Take it or leave it?
>>35846215>Take itIf we do this, we have another 35 percent to use until we get half of the cut. I'm good with that.
>>35846215>leave itWe can get better if we hold out until we get that license, no need to take the first deal offered.
>>35846215>Take itI'm surprised he didn't ask for 20.
>>358462158 percentHaggling, people.
>>35846320>take it or leave itLETS HAGGLE! That would be in the leave it category.
>>35846330Supporting. If he's unwilling to haggle move on.
>>35846215>Take it's a fair deal. plus, this guy don't seem in the haggling mood.
>>35846215>offer 8%, settle for 12%Accepting the first offer without discussion is a great signal flare that we are a newbie.
>>35846433Finally, someone else who knows how to negotiate.Accepting the initial offer is a way to make them think they can get more out of you.
"You sure we can't negotiate that price a little bit?" you ask."Price has already been negotiated. Four man tank, right? By all rights, I should be taking twenty-five, and I heard that girl say she'll do it for free. I could be taking a third of the profits and it'd still be even. As it is, I'm pretty desperate. Fifteen is as low as I'll go."You think for a moment. "Alright, fine. Fifteen percent it is. Welcome to the team.""No need to welcome me. I'll be upfront with you, when I get enough buck for my bang, I'm out, alright? I'll do the job, but I'm not looking to die out in the frontier.""That's... fine, then," you say. Couldn't really blame the guy, he looks like he's sitting in some tough shit.Well, now you just need a driver.>Susan Lowell>Erich Kunkel
>>35846478Kinda hard to argue with Erich's logic here.>Susan Lowell
>>35846478>>Susan Lowellhalf for the winry facter and the other half for the training in two jobs bit
>>35846563Full Mental Alchemist poster Girl. Mechanic Girl, real looker, bosses around MC for breaking his prosthetic arm constantly.
>>35846595Speaking of which, >>35846563you really need to watch FMA.
>>35846563Mechanic character from Full Metal AlchemistMade the main character's steampunk bionic limbs (and repairs/chews him out when he inevitably destroys them).
>>35846612better to watch FMAB
>>35846634You watch FMA first, FMAB is best seen after you've watched the first one. After all, Brotherhood kinda zooms through the plot before the storylines split.
>>35846612>>35846634They both have their merits. >>35846647 has the right idea.
>>35846627I don't know what she's like but I want to put my penis in her vagina.
>>35846666you and me both anon
>>35846666that is the correct line of thinking
>>35846478What about Michael, the battle hardened vet? Where'd he go?
>>35846666>>35846674>>35846691gotta dodge that wrench first anons... and then the Blonde Midget Alchemist... And the tireless, 7 foot tall suit of armor... and then each other.
>>35846666>666Dammit Satan stop trying to set up waifuwars, the quest has barely even started.
You walk over to the booth housing Susan Lowell after grabbing yourself another beer. She starts speaking before you even sit down."You're putting together a crew, then?" she asks."Yeah," you reply, sliding into the seat. "What, can everyone in the bar hear me?""Yes," she says, deadpan.You sigh. "Driver, right?""And mechanic. Honestly, I think Michael Weiss over there is a better choice. He'll need some convincing, but he knows how this shit works, and I hear he's a good mentor. Drove with a legendary tank ace half a decade back. I'll humour you, then.""Right. Got any experience with Leopard 1s?""Loads of fixing them up, not much for driving them though. I used to drive an M60 though?""Well what about your rate?" you ask, realising you don't know the difference in driving them."Let's say twenty-five percent, and I'll fix your tank up for you too?" she grins.>Haggle to what?>Talk to Erich
>>35846719>the quest has barely even started.You don't even know. You don't even KNOW!
>>35846764>>Haggle to what?Twenty-Three, and we'll throw in dental.
>>35846764>Dat lewd smirkaww yiss
>>35846764>>Haggle to what?18%
>>35846764seconding >>35846797>>35846766yep. Dig your trenches boys, the war's about to kick off!>>35846798Penis. Vagina. over tank engine. NOW!
>>35846764>>Haggle to what?Starting at 15% and ending at 20-21%. Its the rate we set with that other guy and she apparently heard all of that.
>>35846838>yep. Dig your trenches boys, the war's about to kick off!It started before the quest even started. The characters didn't even have names yet. Just concepts.
>>35846838Oh hell, could someone give me a bit of background here, are the characters inspired by others or what?
>>35846852I"ll second this guy also aren't we a mechanic?
>>35846906three things we don't have she does;1. Mechanical Experience2. a Vagina3. a legion of die-hard fanbois who will rape, loot, and kill on command because she has 1 and 2.
"Well you heard what Eirch said. Fifteen percent?""Unlike him, I'm not desperate. Twenty-three.""Eighteen.""Twenty-two, and I'll help with the mechanic work.""Twenty, and I'll help you sort out any shit you have with the guys out in Dresden."This gives her pause. "What, really?""Sure. If that's alright, I mean?""Well, yeah, I guess." She offers her hand and you take it. "Twenty percent per payout, I'll help with mechanic work and you help me sort shit in Dresden." You shake. "Should've offered that in the beginning though, I would've done fifteen percent if you'd have done that for me.""Oh, well," you say. She just laughs.>Talk to someone before you go>Gather everyone up and take them to the Tank Hunters Organisation
>>35847188>>Gather everyone up and take them to the Tank Hunters Organisation
>>35847188>>Gather everyone up and take them to the Tank Hunters OrganisationOff we go! We Tank Hunters now!
>>35847188>Gather everyone up and take them to the Tank Hunters OrganisationWe can talk on the way if we need to.
>>35847188>Gather everyone up and take them to the Tank Hunters Organisation
>>35847188>Gather everyone up and take them to the Tank Hunters Organisationlet's get legal
You gather up your new crew around Erich's table, since he seems the least willing to move."Hey, welcomes to the crew everyone, meet your new crewmates." You proceed to introduce everyone to each other. "We're going to be working closely together, so let's get along. I'm the commander of this little outfit. Got any problems, concerns or tips, talk to me. Anyway, let's round up and head to the THO to get registered, alright?"You head for the door, letting your crew out first, but before you leave, Jack calls out. "What's the name of your team, Rob?">A name for your new crew and tank?
>>35847501Crew name: Black LeopardsTank name: >>35847513
>>35847501Fulda ZornsGerman FOr Fulda's Fury
>>35847563>>35847513 here, like that alot. Why Fulda, out of curiosity?
>>35847628Yes. I change my mind. This instead
>>35847513I can roll with this.
>>35847501seconding this >>35847513.
>>35847621Fulda is where we live, dude
>>35847628hey, >>35847513 here, how about a compromise. one of us takes the team name, the other takes the tank. how does team Edelweiss sound to you?
>>35847501>>35847513>>35847628Two good names... can't choose... I don't care which goes where, but I pick both!
>>35847628SILVER FLOWER OF BATTLEI likey
do it for her...
>>35847621çause we're fulda shit
>>35847801Damm it anon, I already voted! why you gotta guilt trip me like that. That's just low...
>>35847501Team: Edelweiss, Tank: Fury
>>35847858Would everyone be happy with this compromise?
>>35847886Team Edelwiess' Fury.Yeah, that could work
>>35847801>not doing it for them
>>35847886Likewise, I just want the tank to have a name.
>>35847899Well at some point you're going to have enough dosh for a second tank, if that's how you guys want to play things. Team names and tank names can be separate.
Compromise a go!
>>35847909we're doing it for all of them, OK?>>35847939Wait, we can have multiple tanks? we can have both?
>>35847939If we make it that far, hopefully, and this quest doesn't fall by the wayside or get cannibalised by tanksperging and waifu wars.
>>35847982Is that not why you're here? Are you not entertained?
>>35847982>tank quest with attractive, empowered female characters. Aside from >>35848002, if GUPQ and LGA has taught me anything, it's not if the autists fight, rather, you hope they have a place other than here to do that.
>>35848002Just saying, Sentinel: you're working on borrowed time. Soon as relationship flags are tripped, the clock starts ticking to end this quest with the most number of people satisfied.An offering of a Super Sherman dressed up as a Nazi tank, for the hopes that that clock remains dormant.
>>35848084The trick is to have all of them shut the MC down.
>>35848114But then you just make it fetish bait for NTR faggots.
>>35848084you can get people who are willing to be civil about being outvoted and not take banter too seriously, but it's the exception rather than the norm sadly.
You stop at the door and give it some thought. "Well, Jack," you say. "I've always had a name figured for when I started a Tank Hunters legion. I want to call it the Edelweiss Brigade." You turn to your new crew. "What do you guys think? Edelweiss Brigade?" Erich just shrugs, indifferent. Susan shakes her head with a half suppressed grin and Sarah smiles widely, giving you a thumbs up. "Alright, it's decided. We're the Edelweiss Brigade."Theodor von Grimmelshausen raises his glass from the booth he was sitting in. "May your travels be glorious, Nobel White Brigade!" he calls out."Uh, thanks," you tell him. "Good luck to all of you too." Michael Weiss gives you a respectful nod from his corner, and then you leave.Susan immediately hops in the driver's seat and thumbs the starter."Shotgun!" Sarah calls as she hops in. Erich quietly and dutifully climbs into the back."Hey!" you say. "This is my jeep!""I don't get to drive a jeep often," says Susan. "Can I drive it? Please?"> Out, my jeep, my rules.> Relent. Just this once and never again.
>>35848192>Other...Just don't scratch it.any more than it already is
>>35848192>Relent. Just this once and never again.Can we add"Any damage is coming outta your paycheck"
>>35848192>> Relent. Just this once and never again.Just don't jump it over any ramps.
>>35848192>> Relent. Just this once and never again.I'd like to see just how good a wheelman this girl is.
>>35848192> Relent. Just this once and never again.with >>35848209 and >>35848225addendum of 'don't scratch it, or it comes out of your paycheck'.>>35848232We're all gonna die.
>>35848287BTW, What Leopard 1 variant are we commanding?
"Just this once and never again," you say as you hop in. "Also, if you break it you're paying for it.""Sheesh, lighten up," she says, then immediately stalls it...."This is our driver?" Erich asks."Hang on," says Susan. She fiddles with the pedals and the stick, then says "Alright, I think I got it." She starts the jeep up again, puts it into gear, then starts off.You can safely say you've never had a smoother ride in this jeep in your life."Where the hell did you learn to drive like this?" you ask Susan."Just gotta figure out the quirks is all. I'm a mechanic, I probably know how this thing works inside out.""That's nuts!" you tell her.You make it to the Tank Hunters Organisation office in no time, Susan seemingly knowing all the shortcuts around town. You hop out of the jeep and back onto the ground."Can we make her our regular driver?" Sarah asks."It's still my jeep," you say, frowning.The three of you hop out, but Erich stays seated, lighting himself a cigarette. "Aren't you coming?" you ask."Call me in if I'm needed," he says. "Otherwise, if you don't mind, I'll be staying here.""Suit yourself," you tell him.1/2
You and the girls step in to the small office that is the Tank Hunters Organisation headquarters in Fulda. Here they handle new registration of mercenary legions, give Tank Hunter licenses and post jobs and missions that people want handled, as well as manage any specific job requests for particular tank teams. Some of the larger legions keep their headquarters in the same building or area for convenience, though Fulda was too small for that sort of thing.You go up to the main desk and talk to the woman there."Hi, I'd like to register a new mercenary group.""Ah yes, let me gather the paperwork." It doesn't take long for her to gather it up. "Name of the group?""Edelweiss Brigade."It takes half an hour to get all the information sorted, but it all goes without a hitch. At the end of it, you're rewarded with a Tank Hunter license, one that identifies you as an official and recognised mercenary, unlike some of the bandits that roam the wastelands.Erich tells you he's going back to the New York, as he starts walking. That leaves you with Susan and Sarah and the jeep.>Take them back to show them the tank>Check out the job listings
>>35848641>Check out the job listingsLet's see if there's something up your alley.
>>35848641>Take them back to show them the tank>Check out the job listingsgrab a few to peruse back at base, then let's find out just what kind of Leopard we have.
>>35848641>Take them back to show them the tankKnow what your weapon can do before you need it to do it.
>>35848641Go for an easy job
Desert Punk, here we come
>>35848806Was ist Das?
>>35848872violence, scantily clad women, gun battles, bounty hunting... A. added to watch list. 2. Can we assume this is taking place in-quest on other side of the planet?
You head over to the job list. You see a few that look like the kind of thing you can handle.>BANDIT CAMP NEEDS CLEARING>Bandit camp in the Brandenburg wastes threatening frontier settlement, looking for brave souls to clear it>They have BMPs>Will pay 4000 marks>Looking for mercenaries to do convoy duty for a freight convoy from Frankfurt to Warsaw. Will be crossing Brandenburg wastelands via Dresden. Need CRBN protection. Will pay handsomely.>Need tank with HE to do demolition job outside of Fulda. Contact details follow.Among those are also some merc legions looking for members.>11th ACR looking for English speaking tank hunters. Be part of one of the most prestigious American tank legions this side of the Rhine>The Republic of Warsaw is looking for tank hunters to join the Hussar brigades. Please come to the army offices in Warsaw. Must be able to speak German or Polish>Brandenburger Brigade looking for members. Our offices are in Dresden. Accepting any and all applicants.You go to take down some of the notices to read."Hey!" says the official at the desk. "Only take them if you're going to do them!">Any jobs you want to take?
>>35848925Sentinel, what's our situation financially?
>>35848925>BANDIT CAMP NEEDS CLEARING>Looking for mercenaries to do convoy duty for a freight convoy from Frankfurt to Warsaw. Will be crossing Brandenburg wastelands via Dresden. Need CRBN protection. Will pay handsomely.wanna bet these two are related?>The Republic of Warsaw is looking for tank hunters to join the Hussar brigades. Please come to the army offices in Warsaw. Must be able to speak German or Polishbecause Polish.
>>35848925>>Looking for mercenaries to do convoy duty for a freight convoy from Frankfurt to Warsaw. Will be crossing Brandenburg wastelands via Dresden. Need CRBN protection. Will pay handsomely....though idk if the leo 1 is CRBN qualified.
>>35848925>>Need tank with HE to do demolition job outside of Fulda. Contact details follow.Baby steps
>>35848925I'm going to assume we have HE rounds, so with that in mind>Need tank with HE to do demolition job outside of Fulda. Contact details follow.Let's do this one, it gives us the chance to test our capabilities without risking too much
>>35848925>>Looking for mercenaries to do convoy duty for a freight convoy from Frankfurt to Warsaw. Will be crossing Brandenburg wastelands via Dresden. Need CRBN protection. Will pay handsomely.We're totally rated for CBRN, aren't we?
>>35848957>>35848976sure, totally... *scrabbles for google*
>>35849004chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, basically means can we operate in an environment where radiation/etc is present (do we have seals/filters/etc) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBRN_defense
>>35849017Over pressure and a filter is the bare minimum
>>35848957>>35848976The Leo 1 is CBRN-rated, yes, but considering it's been sitting there rusting for a couple of years, I'd first get the systems looked at and potentially overhauled by a 'professional'.Dieing by radiation poisoning, tanks but no tanks!
>>35848925>>Need tank with HE to do demolition job outside of Fulda. Contact details follow.start of with something small to see how the crew work
>>35849045sounds fine. Looks like we all agree on Demo work to get our feet wet, but I'm surprised no one wants to join one of the larger orgs.
>>35849063we aint' joining up with a legion just yet because we don't know what we're doing yet, we don't have our crew sorted and settled and we don't know how they work with our tankyour a fucking retard for thinking we're ready to join up with a legion
>>35848925>>BANDIT CAMP NEEDS CLEARING>Bandit camp in the Brandenburg wastes threatening frontier settlement, looking for brave souls to clear it>They have BMPs>Will pay 4000 marks
>>35848925>Need tank with HE to do demolition job outside of Fulda. Contact details follow.
>>35849074and he wants us to join the poles that is fucking gross
Got to go to bed, but I must now. Can we pimp our tank with a 120mm Rhienmettal?
>>35849204Only one (IIRC) Leopard I was ever fitted with a 120mm. And I don't think we have a Leo 1A1A1 to do that with.
>>35849204well the Kpz-70 had a 120mm smoothbore with awesome FCS, and I'll be pushing for that when we can.
>>35849229>>35849231>>35849204First thread and you're whining already that we don't have the SUPER SPESHUL SNOWKLAFKE TANKI'll take upgrades for $500, Alex.Besides, Leo 2 much better tank. Even boxy Leo.
>>35849229They did create a prototype for a proposed upgrade program, yes, but it was economically unsound. It required a complete overhaul and reworking of the turret, and it was simply more efficient to go for a full Leo 2 instead.
>>35849266Not whining at all.>>35849270Yep, I know. It was based off of a Leo 1A1A1.
I wrote a whole list of stuff I'd do to revamp the C1. But now I can't remember it.
>>35849266no whining or speshul snowflakes here, it was just developed before the leo 2, and was rather cheap besides, we could have one before we get the cash and progress for a leo 2 if we go for onebesides, you're the one jumping straight for the 3rd gen MBT before we're even out of gen 1.5>>35849296a C1 or a AS1+ would be good upgrade paths for us
You rip off the job about demolition works."This is fine, right?" you ask the girls, holding it up.Susan shrugs and Sarah nods.You hop in the jeep and drive out to your home north of Fulda, out on the edge between the empty plains and the farms surrounding Fulda.Of course, in lieu of a garden, you've got a big old Leopard 1 in the front of your house."Is that our leopard?" Susan asks."Yeah, that's her. I call her Fury.""What, really?" Susan gives you a look."What's wrong with that?""It's a lame name, that's what. Whatever though.""When can I shoot the gun?" Sarah asks."Well, ammo is expensive. I have a full load, but I'd rather not waste them."Susan says "You can probably afford to fire a few for training. I want to take her out for a spin too, see how she drives.""Well, it's not like I have neighbours out here.">Shooting trials>Take it out for a spin>Fuck it, go big and do both>Nah, let's not throw away money
>>35849347>>Nah, let's not throw away moneyShould be doing practice when we're being payed to blow stuff up.How hard could demolition be
>>35849347>>Take it out for a spinsee if we have some practice rounds to test the gun with, if not then use the demo job for it
Having food, btw
>>35849347>Take it out for a spin.tell her she can practice on the demojob
>>35849374uhh you might want to say something with your post...
>>35849397Not really, I'm supporting >>35849360not replying to >>35849347
>>35849417why aren't you replying to the QM's post? an empty post with nothing but a reply link tells him nothing, doesn't say who or what you support or the point of your post, might want to be a little clearer in the future
>>35849347>>Take it out for a spinWe can work the shooting kinks out during demo work.
>>35849360>How hard could demolition be?It will depends on how much collateral damage is allowed, but demolitions is actually pretty hard if you want to do it with a minimum of explosives and without the damn building damaging anything in the general vicinity when it collapses.
>>35849347>>Take it out for a spinMoney issues, don't want to do both etc.
>>35849462It was supposed to be like a "How hard could it be?""Don't say that"
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"You can do the shooting when we're getting paid to blow shit up. For now, let's fire her up and let Susan take it out for a spin."Sarah pouts. "Fiiine," she says. "But when we start blowing shit up, it better be awesome.""Yeah, yeah, don't worry about that," you say. "Blowing shit up is always awesome."The three of you hop up onto the tank. Sarah stands up on the turret, while you and Susan climb up to the driver's hatch. Susan hops in, and you point out the various instruments. With a rumble she gets the tank started up. You climb up onto the turret then direct Sarah to her seat. You climb in after Sarah does, pulling your headset on and turning on the intercom."Testing, testing, one two three?" you say into the headset."I can hear you," says Sarah."Same here," replies Susan."Alright Susan, put it into gear and let's get moving."With a roar, the engine revs up, as Susan puts into gear. You feel the acceleration push you back into seat.And then the engine dies."Oh shit, hang on."- - - - - - -Annnnd I've run out of steam! Tanks everyone for playing the first thread of Tank Hunters Quest! Next one on the weekend, I think. I'll announce it on twitter.Speaking of: https://twitter.com/SaSentinelsUpdates, banter and links to my other quests are there.Again, thanks for playing!
>>35850035Thanks for the thread Senti, I'm liking this and our rag tag crew, looking forward to seeing things in more detail in the setting and how we handle upgrades and equipment.
>>35850035one last thing: What model of Leopard are we driving?
>>35850069Ah, right, knew I forgot somethingLeo 1A3
>>35850110Thank you, I will see you on the weekend.
>>35850035Good first run, thanks OP, cya in the next thread.
>>35850110>Leo 1A3Sweet, welded improved turret armor with the wedge shaped mantlet with better armour and more internal volume and improved commanders sights