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    22 KB Panzerquest - Survival in Normandy Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)01:32 No.5661706  
    It is three in the morning, on the 9th of August, 1944.

    You are part of a Panzer IV tank crew of the 8th Company, of the II. Battalion, of the 12. SS-Panzerdivision "Hitlerjugend". You are only 17 years old.

    Only 15 hours ago you were proudly fighting in the name of the Fatherland, since your first assignment your team has taken out over 7 Allied tanks. However only 6 hours ago Canadian forces performed a viciously executed strike that was not heralded by artillery fire. You were taken by surprise and now you are fighting for your young lives.

    It all happened so fast, you don't know where the rest of your company is, all you know is that you are hiding in a dark street somewhere within Falaise. You don't know exactly where. You do know that there are Allied forces roaming nearby, and you know that your Panzer IV's left tread has come undone. You also know that your Tank Commander, Hans Stueffel, is dead and currently laying inside your tank beside Klaus Schuman and Reiner Witzen, the tank's driver and loader.

    It is pitch black, the sounds of war surrounds you, your fellow team mates cry out for what they should do. You, Maxwell Hummel, are now a Tank Commander.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:36 No.5661739
    I calm my nerves and try to steady the men, when the sounds start to die down, I lift the hatch and take a peek out.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:37 No.5661750
    It would probably be a good idea to stay tight for a while, wait until the sounds of enemy tanks pass. I mean do we know if the tank is operation other than a loose tread?
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)01:43 No.5661800
    The hatch opens up slowly with protesting creaks. The foul smell of war hisses through the thin gap and screams of agony fill the night air. Light casted by the fires of torn buildings and decimated camps paint a shattered image of the field. You are in a small street, only wide enough for your tank to squeeze through. Seems your late Commander's last command gave you a safe sanctuary to hide. Before you rests the consequences of failure, a Panzer IV bearing the marking "704" kneels before you wearing a crown of flames. Your heart races as you remember just three days before you shared a meal with the very crew of that tank, one of them gave you his tobacco ration as your own kit was given a block chocolate instead due to your age.

    In the far distance you can hear treads rolling, they don't sound familiar to those of a Panzer IV or a Panther, they sound far and out of sight.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:46 No.5661842
    >> Undi 08/31/09(Mon)01:47 No.5661855
    Ask Klaus and Reiner if they think anything can be done about the tread. And try to stay calm, y'know
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:47 No.5661856
    Ok, hop on out.
    Get the crew to pull the commanders body out. Before we dump him nab his hat, coat, ranktabs, and radio/headphones.

    Now get the crew and get the replacement track out. Get the repairs started. Put one man on watch.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:49 No.5661876
    Canadian, Brits, American, French and Poles fought at Normandy against the Germans
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:50 No.5661900
    How bad is the tread damage? Is it a simple reattachment or are we going to need a whole set of treads?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:51 No.5661904
    >>You are in a small street, only wide enough for your tank to squeeze through.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)01:53 No.5661929

    Klaus voices concern about Hans, saying that it would be disrespectful to leave his body in the snow for the Allies to find. Reiner quietly agrees, reciting off Hans' decorations of war.

    Without any disagreement they hop out and tend to the tank, but Klaus is the first to bring up the core of the issue. They don't have enough links to finish the tread, about three links short. Reiner frantically scours the sides of your tank, "Die Schmutzigfrau", but can't find enough.

    As you're the only one remaining to keep watch, you scan the area and can't find anyone living, only the scattered bodies of Germans littering the streets. You can hear the sounds of explosions in the distance.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:54 No.5661943
    And? Just becuase its a small street doesnt mean the Amerikan and Limies are not about.

    if its a city watch the windows, if its hedgerows get on the turret and watch for breaks in the rows. Never think anywhere is safe no matter what.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:54 No.5661945
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    You're fucked. Surrender peacefully.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)01:55 No.5661949
    Shit sucks being a kraut in the late war
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)01:59 No.5662011
    You're in a city, one that your force occupied less than a day ago. All that has changed, now you don't even know where the rest of your Company is.

    Are they dead? Are they looking for you? Do they even care?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:00 No.5662019
    Still got that tobacco? You may want to smoke them.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:02 No.5662045
    Ok. Tell your crew to salvage the other tanks treads. Get any ammo, crew weapons, shells anything anything at all thats still workable and will be of use.

    Take the COs radioheadphones, siphon some fuel from the other panzer and pour it on his body, do a little service. Tell your crew that we will pay the allies back tenfold for the friends we have lost. Remind them of their duty to the Reich, the Fuher, and Commander Stueffel.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:04 No.5662079

    Fight till the last drop of blood!
    >> Guardsman Alexandros II 08/31/09(Mon)02:05 No.5662083
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    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:07 No.5662113
    Fucking PzIVD.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)02:12 No.5662171
    You reach into your pocket and pull out a pack of crumpled cigarettes. You pullout two of themand hand them to your fellow crew, giving them their commands. They put them to their lips with shakey hands. Like you, they have never smoked before, but now seems like a good of time as any.

    As the two run out towards Panzer 704 you try to take command of the Radio. You're not trained for this, due to the Hitlerjugend's rushed training methods you were never told how to operate the radio properly, an unfortunate underestimation. You're sure though that you at least have more critical thinking ability than your fellow crew. You curse under your breath as you blindly operate the dials, picking up nothing but crushing static. Finally in frustration you throw the headphones off, letting the soft crackle fill the hallow silence within your tank. Your metal coffin.

    Klaus and Reiner return with the nessesary links, an extra rifle and some ammunition, as well as a can of fuel. Due to the engulfed cabin they were unable to get anything out, let alone examine bodies. Klaus could only stutter to you the smell of burnt bodies being similar to bacon at breakfast. This detail unsettles everyone.

    You perform your rite on your late Commander, giving him a proud salute as his body is consumed by the warm and comforting flames. The others quickly begin work on the tread, you have to sit for a few moments watching the body burn. He was the first dead person you have ever seen up close, you remember how his head sharply flew backward and how he slumped into the tank like a sack of potatoes into your lap. You remember his gurgling cries as blood filled his throat.

    You now hear Klaus crying out, he is frantically trying to ram the last link home, he is shouting out only one word with rapid repetition:

    >> Trap 08/31/09(Mon)02:12 No.5662174
    it was good enough to kick France's ass it's good enough for you
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:13 No.5662190
    By that logic, a PzKpfw I or II (non-Luchs variant) is fine too.

    Which is quite clearly not the case.

    I do have a soft spot for the little PzKpfw38(t), however.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:14 No.5662200
    Well this is quite the different Quest thread isn't it?
    >> Guardsman Alexandros II 08/31/09(Mon)02:15 No.5662218

    Have some respect, that tank and it's crews were brave war heroes who killed dozens of russians.

    Heck, they even drove up to and parked right in front of a russian 75mm anti-tank gun. Then they machinegunned the crew before it could fire.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:15 No.5662223
    Shit, Grab the rifle scan for soldiers, if its armor stay down, maybe get inside the tank. Try not to draw attention. Its a one way street right? Youre behind a tank already so you should just appear as two destroyed Panzers.
    >> Trap 08/31/09(Mon)02:17 No.5662237
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    the 38(t) is awesome

    so are the weird variants built on the 38(t) chassis
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:25 No.5662327
    >> Trap 08/31/09(Mon)02:26 No.5662347
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    Attend warcrimes trial in Canada

    write book about how cool the SS was

    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)02:26 No.5662354
    You quickly run back to the tank, screaming to your crew to get inside and hold out. They both do so without hesitation. You can now hear the rumble of an allied tank approaching the street. You don't have enough time to climb inside the hatch and instead slide down the back and hide behind the rear.

    You go prone to the street, gazing through the underside of your tank. Through the obstacles that block your line of sight you can see some sort of tank enter view. It rumbles to a halt and begins to rotate it's turret towards your men. You hold your breath and stare intently at the gun. You don't even know what it is. Is it Canadian? British? Does it make a difference at this point?

    The enemy take holds still for a moment, you can see someone poking their head out and peering into the corridor. All he sees is flames behind your tank, unknown to him to be the body of your late Commander. The open hatch of your tank lets out a soft wisp of smoke, coming from the tobacco your crew nervously inhales from.

    He leans down and begins chatting to his men in a foreign language, they seem to be contemplating.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:30 No.5662402
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    Standing orders:

    Out of commission, become a pillbox. Out of ammo, become a bunker. Out of time, become heroes.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:33 No.5662461
    Manly tears
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:35 No.5662478
    Stay calm and stay steady. If these Faggots knew anything about tanks they would know that smoke from a cig is not comparable in anyway to the thick black smoke a tank produces when killed. Just chill and wait till they move along. Once gone, if the repairs are completed start to scout out and see where you are.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:37 No.5662502

    They're DRIVING a fucking tank,I'm pretty sure they know a thing or two about them.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:38 No.5662519

    They might assume it has been abandonded - lack of fuel, engine problems, broken tread.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:38 No.5662524
    I don't think that's the significance of the cig smoke bit.

    I think it's the reason the Tank Commander is chatting, it's making it look suspicious.

    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)02:41 No.5662548
    The Commander of the enemy tank sits for a moment, peering at the tank. He raises his hand to his face and calls out, in German:


    You lay on the ground contemplating what to do, do you comply? Do you stay still? Do you call out back to him?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:42 No.5662564
    I think he's bluffing. He doesn't actually know if anyone is there or not. I say we stay calm and quiet, call the bluff.

    Is the turrent aimed in their direction?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:43 No.5662569
    SHIT! Well ummm. Stay down. Dont move hope that your crew will do the same. Just wait.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:44 No.5662583
    If the turret is aimed at us, comply. If not, call his bluff.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:45 No.5662609
    Is there any anti-personnel equipment on the tank?
    A coaxial machine gun?
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)02:47 No.5662629

    Your turret is aimed towards their tank, just as his is aimed towards you. You struggle to pull out your binoculars and take a closer look. You can see the Commander is a young man like yourself, though somewhat older. A faint twinge of confidence runs through you as you spot a soft frown tug the corner of his lips. He bites his lower lip for a moment. It seems he is unsure afterall.

    You hear no action taking place inside your tank that you know of.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:48 No.5662643
    Beautiful. Hang tight, wait for him to leave.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:49 No.5662656
    Good, just sit tight and wait it out.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:49 No.5662657
    It's dark - he probably can't see the cigarette smoke.
    Stay silent, bluff it out, and make a mental note to never smoke again.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:51 No.5662670
    > Canadian forces

    Diaf Amerifags who think Canada had little/no role in WWII. That makes me rage so, so much.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:51 No.5662674

    He'll likely look inside the tank.
    Better safe than sorry.

    Load any guns handy and pray they don't.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:52 No.5662692
    What sort of personal weapons / gear do you have?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:52 No.5662693
    See the interesting part is the person who correct this anon. >>5661842

    Is me. An American who posted this.>>5661876
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)02:54 No.5662709

    The Commander leans down and dips back inside the tank. For a moment you take a sigh of relief, but it's short lived as he pops back up. He is climbing out of the tank along with another man, both are holding rifles. They start to carefully climb down the side of the tank.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:55 No.5662725
    OK FUCK THIS SHIT! Scream FIRE! And pray that you have a shell loaded in your main gun.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)02:56 No.5662728
    On you, you only have your pistol and a knife. The rifles are inside the tank

    I think Canadians are fairly represented in this tale
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:56 No.5662735
    I don't know what a tank by itself would do, considering that they are almost always accompanied by some form of infantry. I very much doubt the tank commander and / or a crewmember would jump out and stroll over to take a peek, though, especially if a battle is still going on.

    Another question - is your tank turret loaded?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:57 No.5662754
    It seems the tank is alone, hell YOUR tank is alone.

    Seems to me like the battle has become a free for all
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:59 No.5662775
    Remove uniform, run into streets, look for American and ask for schokolade.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)02:59 No.5662778

    Get a man on the cannon if it's loaded,and aim your pistol at the hatch.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:00 No.5662785

    Or better yet...stick your knife in the hatches handle,so it will not open.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:02 No.5662803
    With lightning speed you jump to your feet and scramble up the rear of the tank. The crew of the enemy tank spot you and raise their rifles, screaming "Halt!", despite your efforts, fear sets in.

    You sit there drapped over the open hatch of your tank, below you your men staring up with terror in their eyes. Your own glassy orbs are violently shaking, you have never been so scared. The two soldiers hop down and take a single step forward with rifles raised. "STAND DOWN" they scream out.

    You can only sit there like a rock, eyes wide open, hands trembling. Soon you hear a new sound, something like the scream of a woman. Without warning, the enemy tank is surrounded by a fireball and leaps sideways, the men who moments ago had their rifles to you falling forward on their faces. Over the sounds of metal falling to the ground you hear a familiar rumble, it's a Panther tank....
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:02 No.5662805
    WHAT game is this ? whre can I find the fluff and rules ?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:02 No.5662815
    Don't be stupid.
    Wait until they are close to the tank - that way, the guy(s ?) still in the tank might hesitate to fire.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:04 No.5662830

    Wait...we were OUTSIDE the tank the whole time?
    oh...well fuck...we could have just easily you know...walked away.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:05 No.5662853
    Well YOU were outside, your men were IN the tank.

    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:07 No.5662869

    Oh yes,that's right.
    By "we" I meant us,the players.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:07 No.5662874
    See, where other Quest games are more like "Let's play pretend and walk around in an open environment with little motivation", this game gives you a reason to do things.

    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:08 No.5662890
    Okay so wait. Is this enemy basically sandwiched between us and a Panther?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:10 No.5662909
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:10 No.5662912

    At least what you assume, given where the enemy tank was struck. Though you have not made any actual visual confirmation yet.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:11 No.5662922

    Open fire on the 2 crew men who stepped out of the tank.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:11 No.5662931
    Quickly! Fire at the enemy tank! One-two punch!
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:12 No.5662936
    Pull yourself together, draw your sidearm, get onto the ground.
    Tell your crew to grab some weapons and follow you.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:14 No.5662973
    what rules do you use for this RPG ?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:15 No.5662979
    Lie prone behind commander's cupola, peering up over it. Tell crew to man their stations.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:15 No.5662989
    Bluff that you knew this all along, this was a trap you set up. Demand the allies surrender to you and gain intel from them. That is if the can understand you.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:16 No.5662995
    You drop into your tank and command Klaus to take a rifle and take out the stranglers. He nods and pokes his head up from the hatch. From inside you can hear the sounds of the rifle's shots ringing through the metal of the hull. You quickly operate the turret and line up your shot, and with the training you actually DID receive, you let loose a shell.

    The tank is decimated, collapsing on itself as the pummeled walls of the tank give out. You watch another shell from the Panther come screaming in and strike it again from the front, bringing it to ruin.

    You look up to Klaus and say nothing of a word, he merely looks down and nods and climbs back in. You take the chance to poke your head back up and see Klaus did his job, and so did your shot and that of the Panthers. You can see it rolling past the wrecked hulk of burning metal. An old man is peering out of the Panther's hatch, he cries out over the flames

    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:20 No.5663024

    Affirmative, but tell him about the commander.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:20 No.5663036
    Thank god their here. after confirming your tank is up to the job tell them "8th Company SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend operational and awaiting standing orders"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:23 No.5663064

    Tell him the tank is out of commission for now,but you have the supplies to fix it(the links,which weren't applied yet)

    Tell him about the commander,and ask about the situation of the battle.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:23 No.5663066
    I didn't know they gave the youth tanks.

    I though they just threw panzerfausts at them and told them to zerg rush some armour...
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:24 No.5663067
    Ask Klaus if he got the last link in place.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:25 No.5663085

    You address him and give your designation, he nods and bellows back "We're from 4th Company, where is the rest of your men?"

    You frown and tell him that you have been separated and that your Commander has died, the veteran scratches his head for a moment.

    "Well I guess that makes you Commander, I mean you're putting your neck on the line here right? As for your Company I haven't seen them, we're trying to reinforce the 6th and 2nd Company at a nearby bridge. If you're operational then follow me!"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:28 No.5663111
    Answer in the affirmative. Crank track, wait for additional units to pass if any, and then pull in behind. Load AP round.
    Hell, what's my call sign?
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:28 No.5663114
    Klaus confirms that he still needs to adjust the last link, but he can be up and running in ten minutes.

    You tell the Panther Commander that you won't be able to join him yet, he points out westward and tells you that's where you'll be needed once you get up and running.

    "Honestly, if you want to run, I won't tell anyone. You're too young for this. But if you want to fight, I'll put in a word for you for going above and beyond."
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:29 No.5663127
    Great we have some orders anything is better than waiting to be found. Try to improve your comrades moral by telling them they are going to join their "numerous" brothers in pushing the allied dog back to the sea!
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:29 No.5663131

    "The Allies will murder me anyway,I might as well die fighting"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:30 No.5663143
    Tell commander we'll follow ASAP. Send Klaus out to finish repairs. Man turret, make sure AP round is loaded.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:35 No.5663185

    The Commander lets out a booming laugh "That's good to hear kid! If we survive this, remind me to buy your crew a round!" He gives of a salute and then commands his tank forward, rushing away into the fray.

    Klaus hops out and with Reiner and finish work on the tread. You stand out of your hatch tapping the metal rim of the open portal. Eyes scanning the field. You can hear planes flying overhead, and you fear they're not any friend of yours. They sound too high to be concerned with you though.

    Reiner, while helping ram in a rod, asks you "Maxwell... do you think we're going to win this?"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:35 No.5663191

    This, but smoke some tobacco. You're a man now. Cue dramatic lighting.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:38 No.5663216

    "Win? Reiner look around you,this is war,you don't WIN,you either live or die. Personally,I feel like living,so can we just get the links in place and get on the road?"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:41 No.5663246
    Looking him in the eyes, "As long as we fight, as as we _can_ fight."
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)03:44 No.5663270
    Reiner nods and continues to help. Staying quiet for the rest of the procedure. Klaus hops back up and down into the tank and fires up the engine. With a few sputtered barks the Smutzigfrau roars to life and her treads vibrate with a familiar hum.

    "We're fully operational Max-

    We're fully operational Commander" Klaus says with a smile, "Request for another smoke for my efforts?"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:47 No.5663288
    "Granted." While smiling, hand him smoke and light it. Mount up, get moving and try to catch up with the CO before we're caught alone again.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:49 No.5663304
    What kind of shells do we have left?

    Are these tanks water cooled or air cooled?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:51 No.5663319
    The magical adventures of Max and his tank in beautiful and mysterious France!
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:52 No.5663321

    In addition, what is my job on the tank? Before the commander was killed, I was either the gunner, loader, driver, or radioman/machine gunner.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:54 No.5663334
    You're the TC. Before that you were probably the gunner. That's the usual line of succession.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:54 No.5663338
    Klaus was the Driver and Reiner was a Loader, so it's safe to assume you were a gunner, especially since you fired shots
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)03:57 No.5663362
    We still got a radio-operator/hull0MG gunner? If so make him loader and the old loader the gunner. Speed up loading and firing times.
    >> Panzerquest !PkW5/IX/aA 08/31/09(Mon)04:01 No.5663384
    You bring the tank rumbling forward, lurching out of your hiding spot and roaming down the street, following the path of the Panther. It had been 20 minutes since you last communicated with him, and you still didn't know how to operate the radio. Standing cautiously out of the hatch you scan the area, seeing lots of bodies paving the sides of the streets, mostly Germans. You also see several downed tanks from both sides, one is smashed through the wall of a home, another flipped on it's side with a punched hole out the bottom. The air is thick with smoke and light is scarce, only flames light the path in front of you and the occasional flash in the thick clouds above the rooftops, their booming thump muffled in the fog. As you drive further you come to a bridge that has been taken out, the grade of the river bank is too steep for your tank to traverse, and the water seems unsafe to cross anyway. You scan around for a detour and spot a German tank smoldering, it is clearly a Panther, and you can see the body of the Commander you had spoke with laying beside it, or at least the upper half of him.

    Guess he won't be buying that round.

    I'm afraid that's all for tonight. I'll keep this spot held and if you guys wish to continue I'll be posting tomorrow night around 9-10ish PST. Thanks fellas, it's been a blast.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)04:01 No.5663387

    Depends on how well everybody was cross-trained for that.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)04:02 No.5663395
    >I'm afraid that's all for tonight. I'll keep this spot held and if you guys wish to continue I'll be posting tomorrow night around 9-10ish PST. Thanks fellas, it's been a blast.

    You bet your ass we want to continue. I'll be waiting.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)04:08 No.5663438

    Figure the loader sitting on the primary gunnery controls is still going to be a bit faster than the TC having to work from the extension(if any on that tank) AND trying to keep track of everything else going on.

    The trouble spot I'm worried about is the new loader having no idea exactly what different types of rounds look like and just how they're laid out in the racks.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)04:19 No.5663544
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)04:42 No.5663741
    Oh man I came too late to this party
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:23 No.5664040
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    I think the smartest thing to do in this situation is to look for one of these to hide behind.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:31 No.5664093
    Not quite as smart as you think, given that it's only a prototype that never saw the battlefield.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:34 No.5664114
    Actually, there were three functioning prototypes that were thrown against the Russians in desperation during the Battle of Berlin. A single one, cobbled together from the remains of the three, remains at the tank museum outside of Moscow.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:40 No.5664144
    Great, will be waiting OP.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:50 No.5664218
    I won't make it at that time tonight but don't you guys fucking DARE not archive that thread for me to see later.

    Oh and if and when the tank engages in actual combat, it would be nice if you rolled some dice for results. Nothing fancy, just a bit of unpredictability, say a d6, may come in handy and make it more suspenseful.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:51 No.5664226
    How'd they do?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)05:53 No.5664248
    Smoked a handful of Soviet tanks before being overwhelmed and destroyed using the standard tank vs tank tactics the Soviets had developed for taking out Tigers and other heavy tanks. One's body was relatively undamaged, one was destroyed except for the turret, and the last had enough of its parts operational to make combining the first two into one working tank possible.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)06:21 No.5664458
    The only destroyed one was blown up by it's own crew, not the ruskies.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)07:47 No.5664940
    what rules do you use for this rpg ? is there a an laternate univers for ww 2 i can use as inspiration ?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)10:32 No.5665960
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)11:43 No.5666400
    Reviving this just to give the tripfag that started this mad props for the historical accuracy of the scenario. That's a rare thing these days.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)13:39 No.5667218
    Agreed, based on everything I've read this is very well done!
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)15:11 No.5667885
    I just blew a massive load reading this !
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)18:54 No.5670217
    bump for great justice.
    >> The Emperor of Mankind 08/31/09(Mon)18:58 No.5670247
    I shoot my squadmates, so the Third Reich will crumble in favour for the American military-cultural superpower, as I need them to establish the colonies on Mars.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)18:59 No.5670262
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)19:02 No.5670290
    Blow up the tank so the enemy can't capture it and take to insurgent street fighting.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)19:02 No.5670292
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    >You, Maxwell Hummel, are now a Tank Commander.

    >Maxwell Hummel


    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)19:05 No.5670314
    Siegfried would've been such a teutonic name.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)20:21 No.5671076
    Bump for awesome.

    Also: >>5663066


    And just a short remark: Schmutzigfrau is not a real german word, much less a good name for a tank. I catch your meaning though.
    Maybe just give it a womans name, like Gretha.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)21:51 No.5671985
    needs to be a good name for a women of german stock. Like....Olga.

    Stout, simple, and just the way germans like their women, like their beer.
    >> Guardsman Alexandros II 08/31/09(Mon)21:54 No.5672029
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    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)22:07 No.5672175
    Is there a story to this picture?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)22:11 No.5672209

    It looks like a group of Brits guarding captured krauts on a section of anti-tank wall.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)22:14 No.5672229
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    This is, more than likely, our tank.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)22:16 No.5672259
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    He's a Canadian.You can tell based on the badges near his shoulder.
    >> Clansman Carl 08/31/09(Mon)22:17 No.5672262

    I khekking hate these things in Company of Heroes.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/09(Mon)22:17 No.5672264
    WTF man, no land raiders allowed in WW2!
    >> bevis 08/31/09(Mon)22:31 No.5672394
    god damit i laughed more then i should have

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