> Tuesday, August 25th, 2015SITUATION: http://pastebin.com/ziMsX6th MECHANICS: http://pastebin.com/49M2eE8Z THE RULES: http://pastebin.com/BEsprkBZ THE TANK: http://pastebin.com/sJsgig6B THE DIVISIONS: http://pastebin.com/xCQZAdqU THE SHOP: http://pastebin.com/v6xeDRXj DANON’S THE TEAM: http://pastebin.com/bUU2v0z8“Today, we will be demonstrating our training not just to our friends from Camp Gagetown, Saint Gloriana, and Zhou Enlai, but also to our newly arrived friends from Robert A. Heinlein, George Washington, and J. Walter Christie!” Dix Hauser and crew along with Carolina Greene and Perrine Hobart had arrived earlier this morning. The team was gathered and assembled to meet your former foes and in the case of Mei Xiang, future foe. Griselda addresses you all sternly. “I should expect everyone to be on their best behavior, and show them what LGA tankers can do. Try not to trouble our guests. Dismissed!”The first thing everyone did was start introducing themselves. Dix Hauser was accommodating to everybody. Serafina asks her, “Our Pershing is quite a heavy beast. Do you have any tips on how to manage it?”“Pershings are not medium tanks, suffice to say,” says Dix. “Actually, I can show you a thing or two during your training today. The thing about the Pershing is that it’s somewhere between a medium and a heavy tank. There’s a sort of balance you have to understand with it.” The Poles immediately gather around Dix and start taking notes from her.Carolina and Rosehip meanwhile… “Greene-san!” Carolina looks to Rosehip, smiling happily. “I hear you have the best horses in all of the Academies!”“You heard right!” says Carolina. She whistles loudly. Everyone shouts and runs away as a white purebred stallion runs in and steps up to Carolina. “This is one of my nice horses. Wanna take him for a ride?” Rosehip looks in awe of it, stars in her eyes. She wants to ride the horse. Orange Pekoe stands to the side, smilingly politely.Right, what should you do?> Take the day off. (VACATION DAYS: 4)> Go to work> Other
>>1328711> Take the day off. (VACATION DAYS: 4)We'll be going on an adventure with Kathy late tonight, so it may be wise to get a little training in early. It certainly couldn't hurt. That and Arisu is bound to show up with a new technique or two for us.
>>1328711>> Go to workTankfest is next week?
>>1328732wait what? and we gained only one team out of this?I thought we had one more week?
>>1328711> Take the day off. (VACATION DAYS: 4)This is too good a lineup to miss.
>>1328740I mean this weekend in quest. You still technically have the rest of the week.
>>1328740We will need to balance recruitment and JJ training. But have faith. We can get another few.
>>1328752yeah, three days left or am I wrong?We have not done much have we? We only gained one team, and completed one quest. with less then half the rosters other teams will be fielding.
>>1328758Recruiting is not our job. That's Griseldas. and we are swamped at it is. and another thing, did Griselda even fix up the last two tanks? They been in that depot for weeks.
>>1328761While you still have three or four days left before the All-Star Game and FleetFest, the tournament proper doesn't resume until the week after the All-Star game.You technically have two weeks to do things.
>>1328758We even have one tank that is usable but haven't found anybody to take it.Not to mention only one more day of practice to get them accumulated to the tank. Which is Thursday.
>>1328769>>1328784Not to mention that I expect Gris-Gris is dealing with a metric tonne of stuff for Fleet Fest. Its not like we are the only ones with administrative headaches.>>1328787This weekend is All Star...newbies have a lot more time than you think to train.Please calm down. We will fill out the missing pieces.
>>1328784okay so what are those events specifically, also why does Griselda have more points then us to enter all-stars.
>>1328791If we get new newbies. Not to mention we have only three more practice days. And We'll be gone for the week end as well.
>>13287971. The All-Star Game is the exhibition game showcasing the best and most popular tankers currently in the NATO League. It pits tankers from the Western League against tankers from the Eastern League. There's no real stakes to it other than showing off your skill.2. FleetFest is the weeklong rally of the all the Academyships in NATO (the tank organization, not the world military alliance). It's a weeklong festival to do things with other tanks and have loads of fun.3. Griselda has more points than you because other commanders respect her and her ability to take LGA from bottom of the barrel to first in the division despite fielding a team which has been consistently outnumbered and outclassed in equipment.
>>1328797Established tanker, CO of the team, Opperates a tank servicably with three people(seriously I expect her kills would be higher with a full staff), flashier than us, better overall stats for armchair analysts, higher fanbase, etc.Also high drama about whether Ellie would make it
> Take the day off.Griselda folds her arms, smiling at you. “Taking the day off, Ellie?”“Yeah.” You nod. “I need to meet someone today so I figured I’d get my practice out of the way early I suppose.”“Sure.” Griselda rolls up her sleeve, checking her watch. “We can start around after lunch actually. I want the girls to get some time with the other commanders, learn what they can, see how they run their tanks. I especially want them to learn from Dix.” Griselda points to Dix Hauser, who is currently being mobbed by the Poles AND the Historians.Suvorov asks her, “In your opinion, who is better? Alexander Suvorov or Mikhail Kutuzov?”Patton grabs Surovov then presses her down like an accordion, getting on top of her to ask Dix a question. “What’s the best tactic for a Panzer III like ours!?”Clausewitz knocks them both out of the way. “Who’s the best German general of the 20th century!?”Dix holds up a hand. “First off, Suvorov, support and hit and run tactics due to your piddly gun and ineffective armor against late-war equipment, and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck.” All the historians look at Dix with respectful awe. “What? I can do history good too! It’s a mandatory subject in the military academy!”“I can see why,” you say.Griselda smiles. “Go ahead and relax for now. I’ll set things up for practice today.” With that, she walks away from you.> Talk to one of the rivals. (Which?)> Talk with a crew (Who?)> See what your crew is up to.> Other
>>1328821That seemed more from relying on Iris then Griselda, imo
>>1328848> Talk to one of the rivals. (Perrine)In a perfect world, I would rather we get a chance to talk with everyone. But Perrine kinda fits our usual M.O. of blue collar tankery, even if we go about it different ways.Though I would not be against hanging with Dix or Meryl more too. So I guess you could say I am voting for 3.>>1328851Welcome to the world of All Star Voting. Where "deserved" can sometimes be a dubious claim.I said it before. I will say it again. We are a more impressive version of former NHL All Star MVP John Scott. We may desrve to be there, but nobody actively votes a yeoman, usually... Yes I know my metaphor falls flat because Scott got voted in. But that was because of underground internet campaigns/culture. I am sure GS has a better analogy.
>>1328848>See what your crew is up to.Make sure our girls are having fun
>>1328848> See what your crew is up to.
>>1328848> See what your crew is up to.Lewd Nonna
> See what your crew is up to“What are you guys doing?” you ask.Winona, Josephina, Ingrid, and Stack are cleaning the inside of the tank it seems. “We’re cleaning the tank.” Candy bar wrappers, soda cans, all that stuff. Huh. You’d have expected all that stuff to be thrown away during their cleanings but whatever. Winona leans over, whispering in your ear. “Just between you and me, I’ve been letting Cuddles sleep in the tank occasionally.”“Winona, what did I say?” You sigh.“I know! But it’s warm in there!” she says.Stack hefts a six pounder shell on her shoulder. “Hey, Ellie! So you’re doing practice early with us?”“Yeah,” you say. “There’s stuff I have to do today with Kathy Wheeler.”“Awww… someone’s cheating on their boyfriend,” says Ingrid.“How about you fuck off the-“ Orange Pekoe and Rosehip come on over. “… Orange Pekoe, Rosehip! Hiiii!” You smile at them, grinning. “What’s up?”“We came to see your tank,” says Rosehip. “Wow!” Rosehip looks at it in awe. “You know, our seniors used to use Cromwells in their lineup. I plan on integrating more into our team in the future!” Orange Pekoe sighs, rubbing her cheek a bit. Josephina climbs down and immediately towers over Rosehip. “Whoa! Are you her driver?” Josephina nods, nervously. “Cool! Can I drive it, Zumwalt-san?”“Huh?” You tilt your head.“I just want to take it for a lap!” says Rosehip. “Don’t worry, I won’t crash it!” She leans in. “Between you and me, Carolina thinks she can beat me in a race. I want to put her in her place.” She claps her hands together, bowing to you. “Please allow me to use your tank!”You look to Orange Pekoe. She shakes her head. Oh. Uh.> “Sorry. We plan to practice with it today.”> “Sure. Just don’t crash it.”> “I’ll allow it as long as Josephina supervises.”> Other
>>1329068>> “Sure. Just don’t crash it.”>> “I’ll allow it as long as Josephina supervises.”>>Inform her if she damages the tank she'll have to suffer repercussions.
>>1329068>...Do you know how to drive a tank?> “I’ll allow it as long as Josephina supervises.”
>>1329068> “I’ll allow it as long as Josephina supervises.”What could go wrong?
> “I’ll allow it as long as Josephina supervises.”You sigh. “I’ll allow it as long as Josephina supervises. You know how to drive a tank right?” you ask.“Oh of course!” Rosehip nods violently. “But my crew begged me to become a commander due to my superior organization skills!” … really. Okay then. With that though, Josephina helps Rosehip into your tank. You, Stack, Ingrid, Orange Pekoe, and Winona watch as Josephina walks Rosehip through the controls. And surprisingly smoothly, she rolls out of the garage relatively easily!That is, until she knocks the tank against the Churchill. “Sorry, sorry!” Everyone looks over at Rosehip. “My bad!” She reverses the tank a bit to get some room, but crashes it against a support pillar. “My bad, my bad!” She moves it forward again, finally leaving the hangar.What have you done?Orange Pekoe smiles a little. “Shall we have lunch then?”--Everyone has laid out picnic baskets and blankets on the training grounds to eat a spread of lunch, courtesy of Carolina Greene. It consists of things like pie, ham, egg, cheese sandwiches, chips, and juice. There’s even some cake thrown into the mix as well. You watch as Rosehip powers your Cromwell around the track to face off against the Carolina’s M24 Chaffee. Why Rosehip didn’t just ship her own tank over, you’ll never know. At least she isn’t crashing it.Perrine and Dix have a bit of a talk as you watch. “I just don’t get it,” says Dix. “What’s the deal with the prototype tanks? They don’t fight as effectively as real ones.”“Fun mostly,” says Perrine. “There’s a saying you know, you won’t fear the man who practices something a thousand times, but you’ll fear the man who’s practiced everything one time.”“That-…” Dix squints a little. “I’m not sure how that applies.”“Ah, well, c’est la vie,” says Perrine.Orange Pekoe takes a sip of tea, smiling to the three of them. “That’s life.”Winona munches on her sandwich, then slowly she leans over and lays down onto your lap. Ugh. Winona. “We should probably get to practicing.” That’s right, yeah. You all stand up. “Just so you get to your thing with Wheeler.”“Elodie Zumwalt.” You turn around to see Mei Xiang. Her crew of Chinese girls stand behind her. “I would like to spar with you.”“Huh?” Everyone looks at her, confused.She steps up to you. “Something the matter? I only wish to see how good your teachings are.” She motions back to show you a very pristine Centurion tank being trucked in. “I even brought my tank and my crew.”> “Sure. I guess a spar wouldn’t hurt.”> “We’re just here to practice, Mei.”> “No thanks.”> Other
>>1329301>> “Sure. I guess a spar wouldn’t hurt.”
>>1329301> OtherI accept your challenge. Formality seems to be a thing in traditional senshado families and students.
>>1329301> Other"We're just here to practice Mei, but if you insist, we should give it some stakes. You win and I'll stop learning from Arisu, but if I win I get something from you. Like, say a tank. Say that tank." and point at the Centurion.
>>1329415Should we be mentioning Arisu in front of everyone? Even Mei isn't 100% sure we're learning direct from the heir, she only knows we possess Shimada moves.
>>1329301>>1329415>ThisWe need tanks. No, Wait we need crews!
>>1329430We can phrase it more subtly if you'd like, but I don't really mind. Plus rumours we're being trained by the Shimada protege might help our popularity. >>1329436Winning a Centurion from a strong player like Xiang might bring in some crews too, though who we give the Cent to is the big question.
>>1329301>Fufufu... to think.an insect like you would even dare to challenge me... well, perhaps it could kill a little time...Being serious now,> “Sure. I guess a spar wouldn’t hurt.”
>>1329442I'm still confused and annoyed when we were promoting for Unlimited the people who saw us didnt even consider tankery if we are that well known.
>>1329301> “We’re just here to practice, Mei.”I would rather not up stakes like this. It does no good...
>>1329500> It does no goodUnless we win, in which case it explicitly would do us the good of getting a very good tank.
>>1329507Well...put ot this way. I don't want to leverage our training with Arisu for a tank. Not at all interested.
> “Sure. I guess a spar wouldn’t hurt.”> OtherYou shrug. “We’re here to practice, but if you insist I think we should give it some stakes.” Mei quirks her brow, curious. “You win, I’ll stop learning techniques from the Shimada Household. And if I win, I get something from you. Like a tank.” You point to the Centurion. “That tank.”She steps in front of your pointing. “I can put a Centurion down to bet. But I will not put down -that- Centurion.” You tilt your head. Oh?“She won’t bet the Centurion?” asks Winona.“Well, think of it like this,” says Ingrid. “You got a lot of Star Wars figurines to bet, would you risk losing your Boba Fett even if you could win easily?” Winona squints for a second then nods slowly. She understands.“We’ll talk later about it,” you say.“If you are so confident, then I won’t enforce that you learn from the Shimada Household,” says Mei. “You could learn everything from the Shimadas, the Nishizumis, from Kursk and from Michael Wittman’s ghost, but you will not ever match me as a tanker.” She turns around, walking to her tank. “Prepare yourself.”Winona walks up to you. “So we’re sparring with her?” You nod. “Oh jeez.”--After you wrangled your tank back from Rosehip, the spar was set.> ELODIE R. ZUMWALT (Cromwell VIIw LT “Oliver”)> VS> MEI XIANG (Centurion Mark I “The Shimada Special” *LEGENDARY*)The scene was now the training grounds, with eight medium height dirt berms big enough to disguise both of your hulls but not your turrets. With a distance of only five hundred meters between you two and the dirt berms in between, this was practically anybody’s game. With that 17 pounder though, she can penetrate you from any range.Your crew looks a bit nervous. “This is going to suck,” says Ingrid.“We’ll be fine,” says Winona.“Let the spar begin!” Griselda fires off a flare, signaling the start. Everyone watches from the side, sitting on or standing around their tanks.Mei’s first move is to pop several smoke canisters. She starts spinning the tank in place, dispersing more smoke and even some dust into the air. In just a few seconds, she’s immediately disappeared. Damn. So she didn’t take the first shot then. Fine, she’s giving up the initiative to you.> NOTE: All CP used during this spar will be refunded.> COMMAND POINTS: 66CP> INTUITION: - 2 CP> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER (Which?)> ACTIVATE LOYALTY ABILITY (Which?)> Deploy Smoke (3/3)> APDS Shot (5/5)> APCR Shot (5/5)> Advance into the smoke and engage.> Hold position, wait for her to come out.> Come around the side and wait outside the smoke.> Other
>>1329564> Deploy Smoke (3/3)> Fire Smoke Shell> OtherFire the Smoke mortars close range to our right, then traverse the turret back and fire a smoke shell to our left, we too can pull a disappearing act. Once we've smoked up, double back out of the smoke and around the left flank at top speed, using the berms for cover as we advance.
>>1329564> Come around the side and wait outside the smoke.
>>1329600Oh and I'd like to add an > INTUITION: - 2 CPto >>1329600
>>1329600>>1329640Really don't like that this is happening...at all...but well, here we are.
> INTUITION: - 2 CP> Deploy Smoke (3/3)> Smoke Shell> Other“Smoke mortar to the right, Stack, then a smoke shell to the left.” The smoke bomb goes off close by on your right. And your smoke shell goes off on your left, dispersing a wide cloud of smoke all around you. You wait for the smoke clouds to billow up. It probably doesn’t look very entertaining, but at this close range, whoever gets first sight wins. And you are not intending on getting spotted so early. “Take us left, Josephina, flank speed.”Once the smoke cloud is up, your tank goes zooming around out of the smoke around the left flank. You hug the berms closely. Once you’re past, you’ve basically outflanked her entirely. You look through with your binoculars. Probably not needed at only half a kilometer’s distance but oh well.If you predict her correctly. Mei will probably use the smoke to screen her movement. She won’t bother with outflanking you as long as she keeps to cover outside of the smoke.…Nothing so far.“Where is she?” asks Stack.“You think we know?” asks Winona.“Ugh, ask a stupid question you get a stupid answer,” says Stack.You hear a loud revving behind you. You look back to see Mei creeping out of the smoke cloud. “Forward now!” Josephina kicks the tank forward. The loud snapping of the 17 pounder almost deafens. But thankfully, her shot goes wide. “Traverse right, traverse right!” The turret starts spinning right. But not before Mei comes back into the smoke. “Damn! We missed her! Careful, careful!”She’s retreated back into the smoke. Damn it!> COMMAND POINTS: 64CP> INTUITION: - 2 CP> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER (Which?)> ACTIVATE LOYALTY ABILITY (Which?)> Deploy Smoke (3/3)> APDS Shot (5/5)> APCR Shot (5/5)> Follow her in.> Hold outside the smoke. She’s trying to bait you in.> Light up the smoke with firepower.> Other
>>1329799>> Hold outside the smoke. She’s trying to bait you in.>Throw a flare at the smoke
>>1329799Do as Anon >>1329821 suggests
>>1329799> INTUITION: - 2 CP> Fire WP shell> OtherA blind WP shell on her last spotted trajectory should corral her movement slightly, she'll pull back slightly to stay behind her smoke cover, then we circle around left and if we spot her as we come around, plant another WP round into her to keep her pinned.
>>1329799> OtherHit the gas and spiral around the smoke. Blast bullets into the smoke from all machine guns while we're at it and look for sparks from bouncing bullets. Might want to alternate between fast and slow thought or Mei will just predict our future location. Burn an intuition .
>>1329799>>1329821>>1329832Adding my vote with this.
>>1329832Agreeing with this guy
> INTUITION: - 2 CP> WP Shell> Other“Put some WP on her last position, go.” Stack loads in the shell. Winona fires, splattering white sparkling smoke on Mei’s last known position. No sign of Mei again just yet. “Alright. Circle around the left, keep out of the smoke. We spot her again, we’ll fire another WP shell.”Hopefully what you’ll do here is corral Mei into a spot where you can shoot at her and she can’t. If she wants to move into the WP, that’s her prerogative. But she’ll likely stay in the smoke where it’s safe. Your tank circles around the left further, keeping a close eye out. Come on, Mei. Come on. Where are you? You hear the revving of her engine again in the smoke. It’s getting closer, closer… “Fire another shot!” You plant a WP shell hopefully right into her path. The WP joins the cloud of smoke. There we go!You look backwards to see Mei sweeping around the smoke around your rear. Her treads start spinning independently, spinning around into a hard powerslide.Oh fuck, that’s a Nishizumi hook! “Left stick!” You start turning the tank left. But then suddenly, she doesn’t stop.She’s accelerating AT YOU. THAT’S NOT A HOOK AT ALL.> COUNTER UNKNOWN MANEUVER? – 30 CP> COMMAND POINTS: 62CP> INTUITION: - 2 CP> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER (Which?)> ACTIVATE LOYALTY ABILITY (Which?)> Deploy Smoke (3/3)> APDS Shot (5/5)> APCR Shot (5/5)> RETREAT> FIRE FIRE> Other
>>1330019> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER: THE MUDSLINGER (- 20 CP)> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER: NISHIZUMI HOOK (- 10 CP)> Deploy Smoke (3/3)> Fire HE Shell> APDS Shot (5/5)Why counter when we could counter attack? Spin, deploy smoke to temporarily blind her before she finishes her Manoeuvre, so she can't see us counter charge. Then fire an HE round as we get close, which should through combination of muzzle blast and explosive concussion disperse the smoke letting us see her long enough to essentially execute an abbreviated Nishi Hook, except instead of making our 'flick' some distance from her inside edge, we make it at spitting distance, blinding her with the mud thrown up, then execute a hook around to the side or rear and execute with the APDS shot.
>>1330019This >>1330077 seems wise
>>1330077I mean...I have no other idea what else we could do. I am nervous as shit you guys...
>>1330019Let's go >>1330077
> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER: MUDSLINGER -20 CP> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER: NISHIZUMI HOOK – 10 CP> Deploy Smoke (1/3)> Fire HE Shell> APDS Shot (5/5)“Smoke, smoke!” Stack fires a smoke bomb out, clouding you before she can finish the charge. “Load HE, Stack, go, go!” Stack rams an HE shell down the breech. Ready. “Fire!” As you spin in place, the HE shell goes shooting out in Mei’s general direction. Just what you need. It pops behind her before it can harm anybody. “Right, Josephina, on my go!”Your tank starts speeding at her. She fires another shot, which gashes the turret. Winona and Stack yell out as the concussion rattles the turret. “Right, now!” you order. Mei pokes her head out, watching. Once she sees you start to move right for the flick, she orders the tank to spin the opposite direction. Too late to back out now! Your tank slings some mud onto the face of her tank, into her gunsights hopefully, even right at Mei. She covers her face as the tank starts facing its front towards you.Wait. That’s not how it’s supposed to go! Damn it, she saw you coming! Your tank slides down, hoping to get the side. But instead, it catches the front. The APDS shot however should penetrate at point blank! “Now, fire!” you scream. Mei yells out in Chinese. Her gun barrel scrapes against you, slinging the sights off target. Winona fires.The shot screams across the turret, sending a huge gash into the paint. Mei looks at it, then slams her fist down. She yells out again, forcing your gun barrel aside to face hers into your turret. Your barrels scratch and grind up against each other. Her gun fires again, deafening you for a second. No impact, just another scratch. The two of your tanks ram up against each other.Stalemate. Exactly what you feared. She glares at you, mud dripping down her cheek and her hair and her sleeves. She calls out another order. Her tank starts pressing up against you, her gun barrel forcing your gun up and away from her. Your tracks scratch and grind against each other. Something’s going to give soon.> COMMAND POINTS: 32CP> INTUITION: - 2 CP> EXECUTE TACTICAL MANEUVER (Which?)> ACTIVATE LOYALTY ABILITY (Which?)> Deploy Smoke (1/3)> APDS Shot (4/5)> APCR Shot (5/5)> Reverse out> Keep pressing against her> Other
>>1330306>Keep pressing against herAnd fire a High Ex. Maybe that will stun them, then try to manuever for a good shot
>>1330306> Deploy Illumination Flare (3/3)> APDS Shot (4/5)> OtherCover our mouth while we give the order, then yell at Winona we kissed Jockey, when she looks up at us in shock and disgust, the flare will go off and she will not be blinded without us showing our hand prior. Then while everyone except Stack and Nona are blinded, finish it, at this kind of point blank range an APDS shot, even straight into the mantlet of the Mk I will penetrate.
>>1330306>>1330347Fvk it lets do it
>>1330347That...I uh....hmmm...well that is definitely a way to do it...
>>1330306>>1330347I'll support this just for the giggles.
>>1330347Oh and right after the flare goes up yell at Stack to spray Nona with the water bottle to snap her out of it.
>>1330462That is important, yeah. Especially if we fail to get the killshot...somehow...
> Deploy Illumination Flare (3/3)> APDS Shot (4/5)> OtherYou cover your mouth. “Stack, ready illumination!” Stack nods, loading a Star shell into the bomb thrower. “Right, on my go!” You blink. Right. This is either going to go extremely well or extremely poorly. You take a deep breath. Pray to God that Winona does not let this slip to the rest of the team. “Winona!”“Yeah!?” Winona has her focus set on fighting the barrel off.“Listen. You can’t tell anyone else this. This is probably a bad time to say it-“ Mei glares at you, wiping more mud off of her face. “I KISSED JEEP JOCKEY!”Stack and Winona stop what they’re doing. They look up at you. “What!?” they both yell.Winona grins, coming up with you into the command hatch. “REALLY!? WHAT WAS IT LIKE!? OH TELL ME, TELL ME! WAS IT NICE!?” She hugs you. Okay, you were not expecting that reaction. “Ooooh, my Zumzum has finally gotten a kiss from a boy! You have to tell me everything-““Stack!” You cover your eyes. You shove Winona down into the hatch. Stack fires the shot. Mei covers her eyes, ducking down into the cupola. The barrels unconjoin, now free to maneuver. “Winona, now, now!”“But-““FIRE!” Your gun barrels lock down and fire. You’re both engulfed in hot black smoke from the recoil and explosions.…Once the smoke clears. You and Mei glare at each other from across your tanks. You look down.Mei’s tank has a hole right in her turret ring.You have a hole right in your turret ring.Both of you have a white flag stood up.> MUTUAL KO: Elodie R. Zumwalt (Cromwell VIIw LT “Oliver”) – Mei Xiang (Centurion Mk I “Shimada Special”)…Stack rubs her face. “…” She looks over at you. “So what was it like?”Ingrid pokes her head up. “I heard Ellie kissed a boy. What happened!? Did he force you to do it!?”Winona gasps. “Don’t tell me he kissed you without your consent, Ellie!”“Was it romantic at least?” asks Josephina hopefully.Griselda climbs up the back of your turret. “What’s this I hear about Ellie kissing somebody? Winona, did you finally do it?” Winona breaks out into a blushing, giggling fit.> “I DID NOT KISS HIM! NOW GO AWAY!”> Ignore them. If you ignore it, it’ll go away.> “Mei. Good fight.”> Other
>>1330572> “Mei. Good fight.”
>>1330572>“Mei. Good fight.”Well, we tried.
>>1330572> “Mei. Good fight.”And so the storied rivalry continues...I am just glad we didn't lose...and now we still have Kathy...jeez
>>1330572> “I DID NOT KISS HIM! NOW GO AWAY!”> “Mei. Good fight.”I said that so you would look at me and not the flare you snogging-obsessed rumor beast!
>>1330620Also...I guess we are going ti have to kiss JJ now...the rumour is loose. No matter what we say.
>>1330572>> “Mei. Good fight.”
>>1330634Elo's parents didn't raise her to be a liar.
>>1330656>JJ shows up just as Mei and Ellie cool down.>Ellie has to kiss and run to keep appearances>"Don't say anything. I will explain later"
>>1330697Think we can get away with a peck on the cheek? Didn't exactly say we sucked his tongue out.
>>1330737It will work on all Non-Nonas...probably...so we will have to commit.
And now I realise we still have Arisu/training too...man this was a time sync. Guess something has to give.
> “Mei. Good fight.”Eugh… You step off the tank, then move on over to Mei. “Mei. Good fight.” You offer your hand. She shakes your hand. There’s still some mud on it, splattered on her palm. Yuck. You quickly let go then take a rag from your skirt pocket and wipe up. “It’s a shame, looks like neither of us are going to get what we want.” You smile, looking at the Centurion. “I could’ve used that tank.”“You can have the tank when I’m dead,” says Mei. You smile, chuckling a little. Mei glares at you.…Oh, she’s completely serious. Wow, she must really love that tank. You nod to Mei. “Well then there’s…” You check your watch. “Oh boy. I gotta get going somewhere. I’ll meet up with you guys later, okay?”“Where are you going?” asks Griselda. You start running through the crowd.“Is it Jeep Jockey?” asks Winona.“It’s not Jeep Jockey!” you yell.> + 15 TALENT TO ALL CREWMEMBERS> TACTICAL MANEUVER LEARNED: The Shimada Thrust – 30 CP> As the Nishizumi Hook became more popular in the circle of brawlers, so too did countermeasures dealing with it. The Shimada Thrust is a modified Nishizumi Hook. Instead of using the sliding to brake to feint the turret traverse however, the driver will use that energy to propel the tank forward to ram the tank before it has a chance to do anything. Requiring precision and good skill at the controls, this is a tough maneuver, but is a far more survivable alternative to the Nishizumi Hook against foes who are used to countering it.--You walk along the streets of LGA. As you do so, Denise and Mulcahy roll up on the Kettenkrad. “I heard you kissed Jeep Jockey! When did this happen!? How did that boy steal your purity from you, Ellie!? Did he steal it in the night when you were asleep!?”“I did not!” you say. “Look. It’s a long story.”Denise bites her handkerchief as she drives her Kettenkrad. “Oh, woe! How could we have let this moment slip from us, Mulcahy!” Mulcahy shakes her head. She knows it’s a lie apparently. Thank God.You arrive at the campus. Hm. Six O’clock. Where is she? You see her dogs running around the courtyards but…> Go looking for Kathy.> She better not keep you waiting out here. Just wait.> Other
>>1330842>She better not keep you waiting out here. Just wait.She'll be here.
>>1330842> Go looking for Kathy.
>>1330842> OtherGo visit the dogs. Kathy will find us and we will have dogs.
>>1330880Pet the doggos!
>>1330842>> OtherUm, don't you or the other girls have her number ? Barring that, can you just make a announcement via the ship's intercom ?
>>1330933Bet she got herself in trouble. What kind though...>>1330842> Go looking for Kathy.You just know somethings up
> OtherYou walk up to one of the dogs. He sits down, panting happily, his tongue hanging from his mouth. You kneel down and pet him on the head. He whines and squeals happily. “Poor boy. Though, if you’re here, then it’s likely Kathy is around here too somewhere.” You stand up. Hm, where could she be? Eh, you’ll wait by the dogs. Where her dogs are, she’s likely to be around. Another dog paces around you, while more come up to Denise and Mulcahy.Mulcahy shyly pets a dog. “You know, I never do interact with doggos much.” The dog barks, making her flinch.Hm. You fold your arms. You wonder if-“Psst.” You blink. You look to one of the garden bushes by the wall around the courtyard. Kathy pokes her head up. “Oh, there’s Kathy.” You walk up to her.“Kathy, what are you doing hiding in the-“ She grabs your arm and pulls you in.Denise and Mulcahy gasp. “THE BUSH ATE ELLIE!” screams Denise. “AAAHH-“ She grabs Denise and Mulcahy quickly too, placing her hands over their mouths. You glare at Kathy. What’s the big idea here!?Kathy looks frantic however. “I told you to come alone!”“They’re fine,” you say. “You know them.”“Ugh.” Kathy sighs, letting them go. Denise and Mulcahy remain quiet, but look spitefully in Kathy’s direction. “Listen. I got word on a really, REALLY, valuable haul. Something that’ll knock your socks off. You’re ready for this? Are you ready?” You nod. “Good. There’s something buried under the school here. Something really expensive, valuable, too valuable to put in a museum and far more dangerous than a nuclear weapon!”You squint. “Really?”“Well, that last part is exaggeration. Now, you didn’t hear this from me but-“ She looks out, then gasps. She shoves your head down. “Get down!” You all crouch as low as you can. You watch as a car rolls into the courtyard. A police car. You watch as a few Hall Monitors step out and start moving into the campus. “… I can’t do this while the Hall Monitors are here!”“What do you mean- what is buried under the school!?” you whisper.“Do you really want to know?” she asks. “Do you really?”“I think I can handle it,” you say.“Fine.” She sighs. “I did some research. And there’s evidence that underneath the statue of the Marquis de La Fayette, is a tank of pure gold!”[1/2]
>>1331222[2/2]…“What.”“In the 1970s, the US Army wanted to recruit potential girls into their US Army Armor school from the Tankery Program. So some recruiters called in a lot of favors, and built a replica Sherman tank out of pure gold! Think about it, an entire Sherman’s weight in gold! Completely functional too!”“I can’t imagine a Sherman functioning while being made of gold,” you say bluntly.“BUT! Hippies. Hippies are always a savage, primitive, bunch of people,” she mutters. “Do nothing except smoke weed and apparently steal golden tanks and bury them under the school! And now!” She pulls out a map. “I’ve been tracking this map and their clues for weeks now. And I’ve finally pieced it together!” She points to the statue of the Marquis de La Fayette. “It’s under the statue!”“… Let me get this straight.” She nods. “You think there’s a solid gold Sherman tank buried under the Marquis.”“Yes.”> “You’re nuts.”> “So how do we get it out then?”> “Right. I’m leaving.”> Other
>>1331236> “You’re nuts.”> Beat> “So how do we get it out then?”
>>1331236> OtherWalk me through the logic. Show me the clues.I'm sure there's something there, but I doubt its a golden Sherman who's mass is enough to cause global economic shenanigans.
>>1331236>> “You’re nuts.”>> “So how do we get it out then?”>>1331247this
>>1331254Need more than one gold Sherman for global effects I think.Although it is still more gold than most nations possess.
> “You’re nuts.”> “So how do we get it out then?”“You’re nuts.” You stare at her. “You’re telling me that the US Army decided the best recruiting gimmick they could come up with was showcasing a solid gold Sherman tank, and somehow they let it be stolen by hippies who buried it under the Marquis as a show of protest and nobody’s ever talked about it since?”“Yeah.” She shrugs. “Big coverup really.”You sigh. “… so how do we get it out then?” you ask.“Simple. We’re going to have to uproot the statue of the Marquis de La Fayette. Problem is that the courtyard that’s above the tank is solid concrete. They added all that in ’89. So basically, we’re going to either need to tunnel to it from outside the school or…” The shadows fall on you four. You all look up.O’Keere and O’Keefe. They stare at you. “Kathy Wheeler. Why am I not surprised that ye been stalking about where ye shouldn’t be. It’s after hours for summer classes, no fecking trespassing!”“Hey!” Kathy stands up, glaring at them. “I have every right to come into the campus. What if I need to see a teacher?” They do not look convinced. “W-… what if I forgot my backpack?” Still not convinced. “Look. I’m telling you, you-““There is no fecking golden tank under the statue!” says O’Keere. “I dunno what fecking light hopsy Protestant beer you’ve been drinking, but it’s clearly having an effect! Now get the fecking fuck outta here! You too, Zumwalt! And you too, Mulcahy!”Mulcahy blinks. “But I’m the same rank as you, O’Keere!”“That’s what you think ya limey English fuck!” yells O’Keere. “Now get outta here! Go!”The four of you start marching out. “This isn’t over, O’Keere!” yells Kathy. “The archaeologist shall always triumph!”“Yeah, yeah, keep walking, fecking Indiana Jonesy fecking loon!” O’Keefe yells back. The two Hall Monitors stare you all down as you walk out of the campus. “And take your dogs with ya, don’t forget ya fecking peanut butter for the lads too! Ahaha!” The two Hall Monitors laugh and howl at that.Kathy grumbles, her dogs following behind. “Damn Hall Monitors. They’ve been foiling my progress ever since I told them!” She looks to you. “We have got to get that tank! If it’s the last thing we do!”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>1331519> PoliteOoooh boy...thats going to take some effort...
>>1331519> NeutralWe need a plan. Ideally a dubious plan of needless complexity.
>>1331519>PoliteThere must be some step we can take before "massive property damage to an important landmark" though.
>>1331559Beg borrow steal xray machine from the medical deptor seismic sensor to see whats under the concrete.
>>1331519> PoliteDose the school run archaeology courses, if so, can we get a hold of their GPR etc. gear.
> Polite“Well, I have faith in you at least, Kathy.” You and her stop up at a street corner. Her dogs sit, waiting for her to continue. “Listen, I think we need to take more time to figure this out. You’re sure it’s there.”“Definitely!” says Kathy. She shows you the map. “I had to do a lot of things to get this map, don’t ask.” You take a look at it. Paperclipped to the map too were actual photos of the golden tank, newspaper clippings as well, along with articles of its disappearance. “I concluded that it has to be buried underneath the Marquis because at the time of the 1970s, that courtyard was more of a park. They paved over it in 89. The tank was set up in the courtyard as a showcase.”“And how did you conclude they buried it underneath the statue?” you ask.“Hmph! Simple,” she says. “Hippies are lazy. They wouldn’t have taken it far and any vehicle they would’ve owned at the time would not have been able to tow it out of there unless they asked the Tankery team for help! And of course the Tankery team would never assist them in doing such a thing!”“…”“But seriously, I just asked Miss McPherson, she confirmed that the hippies did steal it,” she says. Right.“Do you have anybody who can help us with this?” you ask.“I have top men working on it now,” says Kathy. “Top men!” You tilt your head, skeptical. “… okay, it’s my cousin at Harvard. She’s a student in their archaeology course so… she’s helping me get some things together.” She twiddles her fingers a little. “B- But! She’s competent! Don’t worry! And-…” She gasps, wrapping her arm around you. “Get this! I have a load of freshmen who are interested in becoming part of an Archaeology club here on LGA!”“Really?”“Really!” Kathy lets go. “Anyway! I think I shall go get some dinner, Ellie! I am going to make some gains tomorrow, just you wait! We are going to formulate a plan to get that tank out of there!” She rubs her hands together, grinning madly. “Hehehe! Just you wait, Hall Monitors! If Adventure has a name, it has to be Kathy Wheeler! Haha!” With that, Kathy Wheeler walks away, maddened by her desire for the tank.Denise steps up to you. “What a strange girl.” She looks at you. “You don’t seriously believe there’s actually a golden tank underneath the statue of the Marquis, do you?”“Well, there’s photos and newspaper clippings,” you say. “Plus, I can actually see the US Army doing that stupid to get people to enlist. Hm. We’ll have to see.”Denise nods slowly. “… s-… So.” She looks at you, twiddling her fingers slightly. “What was it?” Huh? “Kissing a boy.”YOU-AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
>>1331713That's it for tonight. Sorry for the slowness today but we should be back and able to do more next weekend. Hope you all enjoyed.BASEBALL HYPE WOOOOOOOOOOFollow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelAsk at: http://germanschteel.tumblr.com/Book Tumbles: http://germanschteelbookblog.tumblr.com/See you next time.
>>1331716Thanks for running Schteel.
>>1331716Good thread GS, was good drama, and I'm just glad we didn't lose...Also Arisu is probably none too thrilled about our battle, honestly...Also also, lost under all this...GUESS WHO JUST BECAME FULLY ELITE?That's right, Josie joins Stack on the 100% across the board. Nona could make it this weekend and Ingrid is probably just a week and a half away.We're almost there lads!
>>1331716Thanks for running.
>>1331713stop wetting yourself you lewd denise
>>1331716Thanks for the fun, boss.
>>1329564>would you risk losing your Boba FettYes, Jango's better.