Twitter:https://twitter.com/SaSentinelsArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tank+Hunters+QuestCrew sheet:http://pastebin.com/s1A9E2dr- - - - - -You're up with the sun, excitement coursing through your veins. It's been three days since the raid on Fulda, and after keeping Pearl and Susan company for a long night full of drinking and celebration, you went home tired and hungover. Much like the rest of the Tank Hunters that took part in the party at the Maustrap.You rested for that day, visiting Markel, who was very apologetic. Apparently his Bergetiger wasn't enough to tow the Turtle on its own, so he needed to carry out repairs on the suspension at the site. He said it was his fault though, and that you'd get an extra discount on the repairs themselves. There'd be a delay on when you'd get your hands on the Turtle in battle ready condition; not until you get back to Fulda, definitely. Thankfully, your leopard was ready the next day.On the next day, you spent the day with your crew talking to Captain Carlyle about the rescue mission. Nancy and Bernie had been taken North-East with the retreating forces. Their main camp was somewhere up near the ruins of Magdeburg, in the Brandenburg wastelands. That meant you needed to refit your Leo with new CBRN gear, and it meant that you needed to convoy this one. Not only would you and your comrade's tanks be going, but a small supply group as well. The Captain said that the THO would cover that area.
The Captain has said that she wanted to test your skills, and was leaving a lot of the planning up to you, including putting you in operational command as well as letting you do most of the planning. One of the main things was letting you pick who exactly you wanted to come with you.>Each tank you decide to bring with you will take a share of the grand payout of 30,000 RhM. You get what's left.>You could go alone and claim the whole payout but that would be... unwise>RECOMMENDED>Von Grimmelhausen's Rose of the East (Type 74) - 25%>Pearl's 2nd THO Recon Platoon (2 Wiesel AWC) - 10%>THO Supply Convoy (Required) - 5%>OTHERS>Freeman's T-62M - 25%>Dunn's Megatron (Challenger II) - 15% (Speed penalty in transit)>11th ACR's 1st Infantry Platoon (4 M2 Bradley + Infantry) - 15%>11th ACR's 1st Light Armour Platoon (2 M41 Walker Bulldog) - 20%>Go with recommended>Put together your own
>>38860034>go with recommended
>>38860034>>Go with recommended
LEOPARD 2A7+ WHEN
>>38860460when it comes outcalling the vote here
>>38860460Patience anon. Haven't you learned from Guderian?
>>38860460>>38860599I'm still crossing my finger for some mad scientist/engineer who will offer us modification for Leopard 2/140mm
>>38860600I wonder if we can have some futuristic shit goin own by the late game> mfw railgun mammoth tank
>>38860626I prefer a heavily-modified Panzer 756 myself.
>>38860665Overlords with nitro and OP turbojet engines soon
>>38860034>Go with recommendedBut add 1st infantry platoon.
>>38860728I prefer GDI anon but yes crushing puny wagons under your tracks while blaring communism propaganda has its own satisfaction
>>38860460>not the M1A2it's like you don't want to follow in our father's footsteps
>>38860788If possible, i want to have both actually.Lead your own fleet of combined NATO/Warsaw Pact MBT from your Abrams hatch...
Had to get some shit done, now writing
>>38860788Abrams is fine and dandy but Leopard has special place in my heart
>>38860907The place in your heart where all the other tanks that haven't seen combat go?The place in your heart for tanks with inadequate protection?The place in your heart for tanks with inferior ammunition storage?Nah, I'm just fuckin' with ya
>>38860968KEKBut seriously, I tought atleast A6 got some actions back on Afghanistan
>>38861086Not in any tank on tank engagement AFAIK, but if there's any Canadians that want to enlighten me, go ahead
>>38861086Apparently shooting some insurgent didn't count as 'action'.Well, all of >>38860968often attributed to other MBTs too. I often read many Abrams detractors. >>38861166Its Dane and Canadian, in firing support in Afgan. But yeah, AFAIK no tank vs tank yet.
Canuck indigenous tanks when?
>>38861214>>38861166Apparently even M1A2 TUSK is still inadequate according to murricans, so they build the A3
>>38861637A3 is actually supposed to be smaller and have a very handy HE general purpose round.
>>38861596>someone shitposted before I could
>>38861637America is all about bigger booms anyway.
>>38861663>>38861596Canucks confirmed for military masochism.
>>38861729The joke is that the common conspiracy theory is that the USA was behind the Arrow's cancellation, so they could dominate the military market with their own designs
>>38861863REMOVE LOCKMARTAVRO CANUCK STRONK
>>38861658>>38861670And they will regret it, because better protection and mobility is everything
sorry for being slow. the post is in progress>>38862457funny since the abrams already has great protection and good mobility
>>38862991Thats the thing, why did they cut it? too good and overprotected?
>>38863186What do you mean cut? It just reached end of the production run. Though we are having growing problem of the lack of spare parts
>>38861658They are redesigning and rebuilding its turret and the hull floor for better protection and updating its electronics and finally giving it a L/55 gun with multipurpose ammo, it isn't getting smaller.
You'd gone with the recommended force composition that Captain Carlyle had given you, not really wanting to get too out there for your first time doing something like this. It mean you'd get a cool 60% of the payout, and you definitely didn't have any problems with that. The Captain told you that this sort of thing is standard when you start to run your own proper tank legion, and that this is something you should keep in mind for the future. You make sure you do that.And now it's today. You quickly had your morning wash before setting out. It's a good seven hours from here to Magdeburg, so it's best to get moving early. You get your gear loaded into your jeep, including your new CBRN suit, and head out for the mustering area at the THO office. You had kept Fury there for the night to be worked over with CBRN improvements by the THO engineers, and it's where you're going to meet your fellow tankers. Sure enough, as you drive up, there's a tank already there, as well as Pearl in her new Wiesel. The tank, however, isn't anything you've seen before. According to the briefing it's a Type 74 named 'The Rose of the East', but that didn't tell you what it actually is, where it's from, or what it can do. 1/2
>>38863402Well actually they stopped 'production' in the mid 90's and haven't built any engines since early 00's, they're only just now rebuilding and tooling up the engine plant to make more engines and are building the factory for the A3 components and refits. They'll be in production again by 2018-19 with new engines and turrets.
It looks... like your leo, really, but different. A different turret, but you recognise the L7, and the hull is quite definitely the same. You're not exactly sure what to think of it. You drive on to your bay, where Susan and Sarah were already waiting for you."'Sup Commander?" Susan says as you shut off the jeep."I'm good. You guys ready to go?"The ammunition's been loaded up and it's all fuelled to go. We're just waiting on Erich.""I'm here," Erich says as he round the corner."Nice timing," you tell him. "Alright everyone, let's mount up and get everything ready to go."The four of you clamber up into your positions and stow away the last bits of gear. You've already got part of your CBRN suit on, in case you need it. If you're lucky, you won't need to leave your tank when travelling through the irradiated parts of the waste, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared. When you actually get to Magdeburg things should be fine.You get Susan to roll you out into the main area, where the rest of the forces are already prepared to go. You switch your radio over to the proper channel and broadcast."All forces for Magdeburg, this is a radio check. Report in.""This is Theodor Von Grimmelhausen in the Rose of the East!" comes an entirely too flamboyant and recognisable voice. "We are prepared to deliver glorious justice to the retched enemy!""U-uh, this is Emmett of the reconnaissance platoon," you hear Pearl say. "We're, uh, we're ready too!""This is Rubber Duck, supply convoy. You clear the path and we follow.""Alright then, we'll sort out the convoy positions now," you say.>Recon platoon will take point and scout for us>Von Grimm will take point>Fury will take point>Other?
>>38863646>Recon platoon will take point and scout for us
>>38863646>Fury will take pointHow the hell did the JSDF get this far west??
>>38863646>>Recon platoon will take point and scout for us
Sorry for the delay, seems my cold isn't entirely gone from yesterday. I'll stick through it and keep writing until my usual end time, but no promises on how fast I'm gonna be able to write.
Does the terrain allow our recon element to split to the flanks and range ahead parallel to us? I imagine we might want some flank recon or at minimum not have them drive single file ahead of us on the road we're using, might be a little conspicuous or obvious, and we want our recon element spotting anything bad before they get spotted.
>>38863888the idea is that the recon element will range ahead and do the flanks, yeah.
"Pearl, I want you to do the scouting for us. Make sure we've got a clear path. Go ahead and get moving.""Got it, Bradley." Pearl and her partner Wiesel start up and take off, their tiny chassis accelerating rapidly."Fury will take point for the convoy. Let's go."You direct Susan to take you north out of town. The road takes you out of Fulda and through the tank graveyards, and then beyond them. This will be the farthest north you've ever been.For most of the time, your path leads you between offroad tracks and paved surfaces in very poor condition. These roads were hardly ever used anymore, and none of the kingdoms had the money, equipment, or motivation to keep them in shape. Your tracked vehicles crest the cracks, holes and bumps of these old roads with ease. The course continues north, through the old battleground of the Fulda Gap and beyond.Around an hour into your seven hour trip, you realise it's going to get very boring. Erich has already gone to sleep, and Sarah is boredly reading a small book. You call up Pearl on the radio."How's it looking out there, Emmett?""Empty. There's no one out here but us that we've seen. To be honest, Bradley, we probably won't run into any bandits until a couple hours north of here. Oh! But we'll keep doing our job, don't you worry about that!"Well, you could probably talk to someone, or you could just sit back and keep watch.>Talk to someone (specify)>Keep watching>Other?
By the way I'm posting from my tablet now
>>38865439>>Talk to our driver
>>38865439>Talk to someone (specify)Talk to Theodor, see what kind of experience he and his crew have
>>38865439>>38865473+1 Good to know what our partner tank can do,
>>38861086Leo1A5 killed tanks in actual combat. Check Operation Bollebank for more info. 3 T-55 got BTFO by the Danes.
>>38865926But isn't that unconfirmed? Reports on that are conflicted between disabled, totally knocked out, and scared off...
>>38861214As mentioned before Danish Leo1A5s have fought MBTs in tank combat, in 1994 during the Bosnian War, they killed 3 T-55s and took zero losses.
>>38865978>disabled, totally knocked out, and scared offAll of which count as kills in armored combat.....>What is an MKill?
>>38865978Oh shit, you are right, damn I forgot the Danes did not engage.... my apologizes.
>>38866000But I heard even the mobility kill was unconfirmed...>Bloomin conflicting reports
>>38866045MKill is a Mission Kill, depending on the countries armed forces they have different classifications and requirements to meet them, but I've know of instances where units have been awarded victories because they routed enemy units as mission kills, no idea whether the Danes do that, but it happens
>>38865986They may have not killed any armor but they did kill ~150 enemy personal and took only minor damage to one tank. Serbs BTFO.
>>38866085Operation Amanda the Danes did disable a Serb T-55, that one was confirmed and they did it with a Leo1A5. Sorry trying not to derail the quest.
I'm breaking for food. Next post will probably be my last, but I'll try to get some character development done.
>>38866111Nah, this is good discussion anon.
>>38866111Tank sperging is welcomed
>>38866150Cool, thanks.Yeah those NATO operations in Bosnia were cool, a great mini conflict to show how Western hardware faces against its adversary in the Combloc East. Too bad the NATO forces had their hands tied behind their back with their stupid ROE from the UN peacekeeping mission. Ideally they should of just fucked up any opposition they came across to force the Serbs to stop the conflict and save civilains from being ethnically cleansed. Obviosuly it was more complex, but man it just sucks to hear stories of peacekeepers standing by and watching civies get murdered and to not be able to fucking mow those bastards responsible down. Anyways it is nice to see the Danish Leo's got some experience. Like that Danish F16 who shot down a Mig 29 or SU-27. (can't remember of fthe top of my head)Keep up the good work Sentinel... but remember guys we are supposed to be a tank commander and thus we have the best field of view in our tank and as lead vehicle in the convoy (ignoring the recon Wisels) we need to stay alert. (Also I just jumped in can someone tell me what the Wisels are armed with, 20mm autocannon or TOWs, sorry I am a newfag to this quest)
>>38866200You guys ever go to the /thg/ Treadhead General on /k/. A continuous thread series where we just talk about tanks. Usually pick a tank for the day and talk about it until post limit then start with a new tank or armored fighting vehicle.
>>38866356Pykrete armor on a tank is retarded. I don't even know how it made it into the list.
>>38866356Ehh, I don't think those guys talk about The MBT-61 or the Edelweiss that much.>>38866325I think autocannons but i can't remember
>>38866325Autocannons>>38866356Nah, not really. Last time I went on /k/ someone was screaming about how the Merkava is the best tank ever, I can't deal with that shit so I don't really go on /k/Back on my comp now. I'll do one more post then we can have question time or something, I'm really out of it.
>>38866450OK I want to state I was not there for that retard conception, too many people yelling at once I assume.
>>38866530Looks like a cross between a Stridsvagn and a T10...
>>38866508OP: As always, feedback, suggestions wanted and appreciated.Well, back to normal. Pop me a post if you want a specific AFV or a special thread.In case you missed it, the last thread's Main Battle Tan/k/ Model 2015 Block 1:>120 mm smoothbore Rheinmetall with LAHAT>Pykrete + ceramic composite armour, possibly spaced + Dorchester add-ons>Unmanned turret a la Jordanian Falcon Turret>Nexter pattern bustle-fed autoloader>Top mounted blowout panels>Trophy APS - hard kill>Shtora APS - soft kill>Hyundai K2 pattern ECM - soft kill>Daewoo FCS, electronics suite and radar>CROWS RWS>Hydropneumatic suspension>GDLS hybrid gas/electric powerpack>TUSK style tiled ERA on the sides, NxRA supplementing and Relikt ERA on the turret >TUSK pattern MG package, with two M2HBs, and two M240s, all RWS enabled>Countermeasure smoke launcher system>Extreme sloped turret, low and wide>One piece ammunition (sorry three piece dude)>Siberian level A/C>Nice upholstery>No bottom hatch>Rear hatch, and engine shifted to the front>Beer cooler>Return rollers>T-80 track pattern>Weight range anywhere between 55-90 tons depending on loadout>DU APFSDS>CBRN protection>Detachable ammo basketMore tame than I thought it would turn out, to be honest.This is going to be the most expensive mediocre tank in existence. And Pykrete is still retarded as fuck. I mean like, it's just bad, there are no redeeming qualities about it, except you can have ice with your drink.
>>38866560>except you can have ice with your drink.Not really unless you like drinking wood mulch...
>>38866560>FUCKING PYKRETE>Jordanian style unmanned turret, except with a BUSTLE, a BUSTLE AUTOLOADER, four RWS???, hard kill and two soft kill APS, and TUSK upgrades>So basically a normal turret but still crewless>gas/electric powerpack???>FRONT MOUNTED ENGINE>return rollers>implying you wouldn't have return rollers>thinking it'll only be 90 tons with all this shit on it
>>38866648This is like the do everything tank, it'll be even more universal than all the other MBTs.The next upgrade is going to be a soft serve machine and a sandwich press.
>>38866669>>38866669>2 MILLION POUND MOBILE TEA MAKING FACILITY
>>38866669except- gah, I got an update to write
You key the radio, insistent on cutting down on the boredom."Hey, Von Grimm," you say."My name," he replies. "Is Theodor Marcellus von Grimmelhausen.""...Yeah, that's not good for a radio callsign. What's your tank name again?""My tank is named the Rose of the East!""Do you not have a nickname? A shortened name? Anything I can call you?"He pauses. "We are part of the Grimm Brigade, so you may refer to me over the radio as 'Grimm'. It was my crew's idea, not mine," he hastens to add."Alright, Grimm," you reply. You can almost hear his sensibilities being offended over the radio. Sarah giggles in front of you. "What sort of experience do you have, anyway? I met you at the bar when I was just putting my crew together, it seemed like you hadn't found any work yet.""Well, Edelweiss, I have yourself to thank for my success. It was you who gave me the inspiration to create my own tank legion. I took the remaining people around me and formed my own crew, with a tank that I had inherited from my father's estate. We have been taking as many jobs as we can, large or small, and we have succeeded at all of them!""Well," you say. "Good for you. You know, I've heard some stories about you. At the party recently, and around. You were the one that defended Fulda from the bandits?""Of course! We stood at the forefront and held the line against the bandits that we now seek! It was us that held the bulwark!"You're not really sure what to say. You settle for "That's, ah, nice."You get the feeling it's going to be a long drive.- - - - - -And that's it, I feel. My nose is getting steadily more and more blocked and runny.I'm pretty crook, but if you guys want to hang out and talk tanks/talk setting then I'll be here. Just gonna archive the thread.Oh, and next thread next weekend as always. Follow my twitter for updates and shit.
>>38866800Thank for the thread Sentinel.
Anyway, recently I had the idea. I remember writefagging for GuPQ and how happy Blackjack was about that, and I was wondering what that'd be like. Then I had the idea: what if I make a pastebin or something of all the notes and ideas and everything detailing the setting (nothing related to the actual plot though) and posted that for people to refer to and use for writing if they wanted? Does that sound like a good idea? Hell, I don' care if you even want to use it for some sort of campaign in an RPG. I love this setting and it's probably the best I've come up with.you guys can even help me worldbuild if you want. I love that shit.
>>38866845+1I'll let you know in the IRC
>>38866845Sounds neat to me, though I probably wouldn't writefag anything, don't have those creative genes
Finished the first drafthttp://pastebin.com/4vqX8ikSWatch that link. I'll continue to add to it as we go.
>>38867324good start. gets the vital points across without clogging up with details.