"Alright, bringing you on target, Rose." You say, swivelling the turret to point towards one of the large, painted haybales the team had been using as targets. "Ready Roy?" You call down to your loader. He gives you a thumbs up, already perched with his hands around the base of a 90mm shell. "Ready Rose?" She says nothing- asking her was really just a formality. "Right... Three, two, one... FIVE ROUNDS, RAPID!" You hit the button on the stop watch.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and since your crew already had the basics down, training today consisted of training for a new trick. Below you, brother and sister are a flurry of activity, as Roy jams a 90mm shell home into the T54's breech."Up!" He calls, twisting away out of the gun's recoil path- already reaching for another shell from the ready rack."Firing." Rose sounds, the tank shaking with the report of the main gun. With a clank the empty 90mm shell falls to the floor of the tank and is immediately kicked away by Rose. You watch the shell arc out and hit the haybail through the commander's scope. It seems like the gun's breech has barely coasted back to its resting place by the time Roy has the second shell lined up and is shoving it home. "Up!""Firing." The process repeats three more times after this and as the last of the T54's five rounds arcs out, you stop the watch. "Sixteen-Twenty-three!" You report to the crew. "Last shell was still a hit, but it was low of where we wanted, Rose." She leans back in the gunner's seat, blowing a stray hair from her face. "I'm still overcompensating when I bring the aim back down..." She observes. "I'll get it eventually.">"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen.">Break time- let's rest up a bit before we get back to training.>Other.
>>27633295>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."
>>27633295>Break time- let's rest up a bit before we get back to training.
>>27633295>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."On the one hand shells are expensive. On the other hand I can't think of when this trick would practically be useful. On the final hand, if we're ever in place where it WOULD be useful, it'll be BADASS
>>27633295>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."FREEEEEEEDOOOOOOOM!
>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."Practice makes perfect.
>>27633295>let's run it one more time.
>>27633295>>Break time- let's rest up a bit before we get back to training.>>27633367While true, rule of narrative would mean we have never actually succeeded at it before and it is our only shot.
>>27633420Blackjack rolls for us you know.
>>27633420It makes it a lot less fun to write when people point out tropes I'm using before I even use them. :P
>>27633295>>Break time- let's rest up a bit before we get back to training.If Roy is even a little bit slow he will get horrifically injured, so lets not.
>>27633295>>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."Woohoo time trials!
>>27633462were you really going to have BJ take out 5 Abrams tanks in one swoop? I mean, I'm all for the OP Tank, but even that seems a little excessive.
>>27633462Sorry, TV Tropes will ruin your life after all.
>>27633295>>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."How fast would a good crew fire IRL? Obviously max of 10 rounds, as that's all the ready rack will hold.
>>27633500Mayb- nah, I'll not speculate here
>>27633420Ya never know, man. There might be a time when we get a good shot on maybe half of Pravda's team, right across all those T-34/76's sides. That five-shot rapid fire will allow to play a lotta havoc with those Russkies.
>>27633500>Take out Abrams with 90mm APNot happening, takes 120mm DU APSFSDS to get a clean kill.
>>27633555Or if we (god forbid) run out of HVAP and have to fling lesser ammunition at a well armored foe
>>27633573Blasted budget cuts.
>>27633508And please leave TV Tropes where they belong, on TV Tropes
>>27633701Tropes existed before TVTropes. :P
>>27633701>>27633785It is merely a way to codify them and provide examples.
>>27633803Still it should be treated as what it is, an amusing novelty, not as a how-to guide for writing. Down that way lies terribleness
>>27633295>Break time- let's rest up a bit before we get back to training.Gotta watch out for that barrel overheat.
>>27633803Except that they tend to be wrong or misleading on actual literary matters and spend time codifying and providing examples of such asinine things as panty shots, oversized weaponry, and alleged sexual subtext.
>>27633914Who gives a fuck, it's not like it's an academic source. Nobody goes there for research on their literature review.
Okay, I'm sorry for bringing it up. Can we get back to girls and tanks?
>>27633295>"Let's run it again- I think we can get under sixteen."Perfectionist requires it.
>>27633573I bet we could just get a normal AP sheel and scrawl HVAP on the side and it would work fine
>>27634138It's not real HVAP anyways, it's a sim round.
>>27634138We Orkz now?
>>27634178We don't pay for it, I think
>>27634272School does for practice rounds.
>>27634285Fair point, fuck Anzu.
>>27634272>>27634285And the school is near broke. Which is the whole reason we're here do save their arses.
>>27634285The school should be thankful we're not running one of those retarded Chrysler prototypes like the TV series...We would bankrupt them in maintenance and fuel alone
You stare at the stopwatch under a streak of light from one of the hatch's numerous observation holes. "I think we can get this under sixteen..." You say after a moment to think about. "Let's run it again." The statement is met with groans from most of the crew- notably Patrick and Richard down in the hull, who have been doing almost nothing during this. "Cut the crap. I think we can get this under sixteen today." You say, sighting in from the Commander's sight."...Already feels like my arms are getting ready to come loose." Roy says, putting himself back into his original starting position."Good." You reply sharply. "If we can do this under sixteen with your tired arms, we can do in fifteen when you're fresh again." Twelve seconds was the goal- one round every three seconds for five rounds. It was in no way a sustainable pace, but a burst of firepower like that would be devestating in the right circumstances. "Get ready..." You say, resetting the stopwatch. "Three... Two... One... GO!"The process repeats again as you watch rounds arc across the range through your commander's sight. You will each shot to be just a bit faster as Roy and Rose tear through another five rounds- normally you expected a round every six to eight seconds- Roy could physically load much faster than that, the main lag time was allowing Rose to sight in and fire on targets.As you hit the stopwatch and look down- 16.16, Patrick calls up from the radioman's post at the hull machinegun. "Russells- Anzu's on the horn. She's got an announcement and wants us to head back to the hanger." He says, excited at the prospect of doing something other than play solitaire on his phone- he thinks you don't notice those things.>"We're not going anywhere until we're under sixteen seconds.">"Right. Richard, take us back.">Other.
>>27634320>e school should be thankful we're not running one of those retarded Chrysler prototypes like the TV series...>We would bankrupt them in maintenance and fuel aloneRetarded Chrysler Prototypes? ...Sauce?
>>27634388>"Right. Richard, take us back."It was better, we can practive more later.
>>27634388>>"Right. Richard, take us back."Good enough, let's go back.
>>27634388>Other>Let's take a few shots on the move while reversing back to the hangar. Might as well get some practice in any way we can.
>>27634388>"Right. Richard, take us back."
>>27634388>>"Right. Richard, take us back."let the tube rest.
>>27634409I did a bit of searching.Filename says it all.
>>27634388>>"Right. Richard, take us back."We'll nail it later--time for FREEDOM
>>27634388>"Right. Richard, take us back."FREEDOM soon gentlemen.
>>27634435I...have no words.
>>27634435Oh god those things. I've seen them before and they are, indeed, fucking retarded looking.
>>27634320I know you were talking about the engines, but in my search I found this.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV-8umm... wat?
>>27634409Hunnicutt's books have the only photos of them, and only of wooden mock ups of things like the TV-8 and other completely nonsensical 2 body linked hull vehicles powered by small nuclear turbines, there were plans to make on of the TV-6's and they made the hull of one of the TV-10's but no further.The tanks are fucking retarded, like, hey, what if we need a NBC capable tank that can operate at peak output for 3 weeks straight that also needs to assault coastal defenses from the seabed?
>>27634409>>27634435>>27634465Oh it gets better
>>27634435lol the nuclear war optimized tanks were pretty lol on both sides.
>>27634435>>27634482>>27634490yep, the glorious nuclear shark, and its ONLY A MEDIUM TANK
>>27634490>>27634483>>27634514>>27634482Here's a model of that TV-8.
>>27634388>"Right. Richard, take us back."You have 16 seconds to take us there.Off topic, but it's not like BJ will be back soon, was rewatching Big O when I caught this.
>>27634524Final one I found.
>>27634524it looks like someone took a boat, turned it upside down, and then put treads under it...
>>27634571Oh there are more brother, Chrysler made designs for about 30, around 20 got drawn, 3 got made, 1 actually ran
>>27634494Australia got em right though.
>>27634603fuck yeah, we put it 500m from the epicenter of a nuke, replaced the lost side skirts and cupolas, refueled it, cleaned it and then sent it to vietnam
>>27634524and then the soviet Equivalenthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Object_279_(heavy_tank).jpg
>>27634629Holy Shit, it looks like a UFO on treads.
>>27634629Well, that looks more... sane. It would be a bitch and a half to turn though.
>>27634693It was made that way, so that the overpressure from a near miss from a nuke wouldn't flip it.
Rolled 9>>27634571It's like a M3 Lee.
>>27634582They didn't even turn it upside down - the turret is watertight, and can float to cross rivers!
>>27634706"The tank was developed at the Kirov Industrial Plant, Leningrad, by a group headed by the engineer L. Troyanov. The work on the tank started in 1957, which was based on a heavy tank operational requirements developed in 1956, and a pre-production tank was completed at the end of 1959.This unique tank boasted increased cross-country capability. It featured four-track running gear mounted on two longitudinal, rectangular hollow beams, which were also used as fuel tanks. The tank suspension was hydro-pneumatic with complex hydrotransformer and three-speed planetary gearbox. The track adjuster was worm-type. The specific ground pressure of this heavy vehicle did not exceed 0.6 kg/cm2. The track chain, running practically along the whole track length provided for increased cross-country capabilities on swampy terrain, soft soils and area full of cut trees, Czech hedgehogs, antitank obstacles and the like.The tank was equipped with the powerful 1000 hp 2DG-8M diesel engine, enabling the 60 metric ton tank to attain 55 km/h speed, with active range of 300 km on one refuel. It also had an auto fire-fighting systems, smoke laying equipment and combat compartment heating/cooling system."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_279
>>27634760TV-8: 1, Maus: 0Murika! Murika!
well if we are posting goofy tank concepts...
>>27634524>>27634571>>27634760Who were the idiots that signed off on these designs?
>>27634876do please post actual REAL concepts, not poorly though up fakes made by modellers with way to many T-28/35 parts
>>27634888Average Chrysler management from any time after 1930.Seriously fuck Chrysler always.
>>27634888It's the cold war Anon! The military spent money on nuclear toasters!
>>27634896let me believe that it is real
>>27634933the military also gave LSD to dolphins and had Women give them hand jobs. all in the name of defeating the Soviets.
>>27634876>Crew: 15 and one commissarReally? A commissar? It's a rolling death machine of doom and they thought they should have a political officer to inspire courage?
>>27634990God bless America.
>>27634956don't, its too absurd, even Christie and his wacky mind wasn't crazy enough to try things like that.It was made by a modeller who stuck a bunch of T-28's together and gave it a story, someone liked the idea and Photoshopped a bunch of T-35's leaving a factory into 1 vehicle, and the myth has perpetrated ever since.its as fake and as plausible as the Krokodil E-100
>>27635004Someone has to remind them to close enough to wield swords.>>27634532What am I supposed to be looking at here?
>>27634388>"We're not going anywhere until we're under sixteen seconds."Sweat in peacetime saves blood in wartime.
>>27635049those are very similar Gargoyle designs to the from the Disney TV show of the same name.
>>27634532>rewatching Big OMah nigga.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHNvj79I7Fg
You stare at the stopwatch for a second. 16.16 was an improvement, and definately on the round-down side of 16 seconds. "Alright, fine." You say, resetting the watch. "We'll pick it up again tomorrow. Take us in, Richard." You say, a bit disappointed."Roger!" You hear him say over the intercom as the engine revs up and the tank reverse away from the firing line. "...Finally." You hear from below. Five Rounds Rapid was definately pushing Rose to the limits of her ability- she's terrifying when she has plenty of time to line up the shot but snap shooting and rapid fire were still her weaknesses. And Roy- well the ability to load, discard and reload a shell that weighed over fourty pounds every three seconds was- well it wasn't superhuman but it would definately be getting close.You pop the hatch and fire the ventilation up to full, sucking fresh air into the hot, stale turret. Climbing up onto the lip, you duck your head slightly to clear the upper edge of the hanger's door. You immediately spot Anzu, standing atop the Panzer IV with her cellphone out- the rest of the crews gathered around below her. In the two weeks since the parade, training had become routine- the various Oorai crews had improved tremendously in almost every area- they still had a long way to go, but they were starting to look more and more like professional tank crews.Out in the field, at least- in the hanger they'd gathered together, talking excitedly among themselves about what the announcement could be- you already had a pretty fair idea; they official tournement ladder was supposed to be released this week.You cross your fingers as Richard brings Black Jack to a stop, sliding down off the turret and to the ground and striding towards Anzu.>"What's the big announcement?">Find Miho and report.>Other.
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"FREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOMFREEDOM
>>27635218>>"What's the big announcement?"Guys, what if we aren't going up against Saunders and get someone like the French or Aussie teams?
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"[freedom intensifies]
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"THEN>Find Miho and report.MULTITASKING
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"[FREEDOM intensifies]
>>27635253I hope BJ mixes up the Roster. >going up against Kurorimine in the first roundBAD END!
>>27635218>>"What's the big announcement?"I AM A REAL AMERICANFIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF EVERY MANI AM A REAL AMERICANFIGHT FOR THE RIGHTFIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
>>27635283bitch please, there ain't a tank in any of the lineups that our HVAP can't 1 hit
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?">>27635253>and get someone like the French or Aussie teams?Speak not such filth.
>>27635283>oh no kuromarine>oh noes a maus!>Roy, load HVAP>Rose, put a shot through the glacias plate>remove cheese
>>27634571BOLO? oh my god....
>>27635299They alao have twice or more as many tanks as we do, with all but the weakest able to penetrate BJ.The rest of our team isn't yet skilled enough to compensate.
>>27635307it is hilarious that the only things in that pic that are actually american are the ship, and the eagle
>>27635307Wow, way to insert french materiel into a 'Merica dump. Way to kill my freedom boner, asshole.
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"KAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAYKAY!
>>27635339>thatsthejoke.jpgalso, that's a japaneese ship IIRC
>>27635339I think the ship is actually the Brazilian carrier>huehuehue
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"Can you feel the Freedom!?
>>27635378it looks more french with the mirage's on its deck
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"moving the PLOT along!
>>27635378Flag looks French.
>>27635393For some reason, I thought they were A-4s
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?"What could we even report to Miho? 'Hey I'm even faster at blowing my load nowand there goes the spaghetti'
>>27635253Sweet jebus not the French. Can you imagine three or four ELC's and a friggin AMX 13 90 or two? they would wipe the floor with Oorai.
>>27635420>exept none of those are senshado legalThe best they could get is MAYBE a bdr
>>27635218>"What's the big announcement?">inb4 we're up against BC Freedom Academy
>>27635218BLACKJACK POST ALREADY!
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loogoo ded RIP in piece
>>27636135FREEDOM shall never die!
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU BLACKJACK?!?!?
>>27636392Yeah, we're transmitting this song on all frequencies come the Saunders match:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGuhZvO1DKgKay's panties will be drenched by the end of the match.
You approach the crowd, shuffling around the side to where you can lean against the side of the Pz. IV. "So, Anzu, what is this big announcement that you pulled my crew away from training for?" You say, not bothering to speak over the crowd. She grins down at you and holds up a finger before scanning the crowd. "Alright, now that everyone is here..." She says, the crowd immediately quieting down to whispers and the odd giggle. "I've just been informed that the Tournement Brackets and Schedule have been made public..." She says with a smile. Bull- she was on her phone and just happened to get the email is a more likely story. "Our first battle will be against Saunders University Highschool!" She says.There's a murmur- and not a very confident one, either. You know Saunders likes to field American steel, but not a lot else. If nothing else- you're confident that you'll have the biggest American tank on the field, unless they managed to get their own Pershing- but even then you still had the better gun and, more than likely, the better crew.>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.>"So, are they any good?">Other.
>>27636439>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.whynotboth.jpg
>>27636439>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.Oh God, Miho is going to go yandere when we meet Kay...
>>27634625>and then sent it to vietnamI have a glorious mental image of it rolling around at night glowing shut up I know that's BS and scaring the fuck out of someone.
>>27636439>>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.>>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.>>"So, are they any good?"EVERYTHING
>>27635432Or the CHAR-2C. Think a French TOG II and you're on the right track.>>27636439>>"So, are they any good?">>27636462Or maybe not.
>>27636484well I know for a fact it drove straight through a couple of VC pillboxes and bunkers, with the occupants still inside
>>27636439>>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.
>>27636439>>"So, are they any good?"Let's see what Anzu knows before we ask our friends.
>>27636439>Other.Begin singing Star Spangled Banner in English. Exit stage left.
AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!
>>27636439>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.Let me guess, Yukari is MiA right now.
>>27635420None of them existed during WW2. AMX 13 entered in production during 1952 with first prototype in 1948, meaning even the first prototype came about after the war. ELC AMX came even later.So yea, they wouldn't be legal.
Comin' to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah!
>>27636439>OthersAsk Darjeeling. Then work om deciphering her answer.But seriously, ask Miho. Field experience against opponents has more priority than what they are fielding.
>>27636439>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.
Saunders is always relevant
>>27636439>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.
>>27636505Well this is one boner that needs no explanation.>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.
>>27636543Thank god for small mercies. Annoying just doesn't cover those things.The horror...THE HORROR!
>>27636601The tank had spent all week supporting infantry without resupply and finally ran out of HE and Canister shells, they tried a few AP shells, but they just went straight through and out the back, so the commander said fuck it and "Driver, pillbox, forward, tracks are yours" and turned the turret slightly to miss some trees as it went straight through.
>>27636609...They really *do* move in herds...
>>27636582That image implies Kay wouldn't use Sensei.
>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.>"So, are they any good?"Collaborative information.
>>27636439>Ask Miho about Saunders- Black Forest has probably gone against them before.This. I doubt Saunders would have changed to much. But just in case...>Ask Yukari about Saunders- she's probably got the most up-to-date information.After Miho's opinion. That speed load is going to come in handy. Iirc, Sauders has a lot of tanks... A lot of tanks.
Oh oh! Also, Saunders *may* have a T95. Just sayin'
>>27636762that's a big gun.I'm curious what plans BJ has for if our tank in particular gets knocked out before the match is over. Timeskip to see if our influence/etc made a difference? Backseat commanding over the radio? Full-out perspective switch to another tank?
>>27636810Anzu quest is go!
>>27636810That is actually a good question.
>>27636810It's only a 105mm. The Doom turtle wasn't quite the monster IRL as it is in WoT.
>>27636851keep in mind that's missing half the tracks.
>>27636687It got hit by an RPG.Penetrated the turret, went diagonal across the floor into the corner and expended itself there. Minor injuries to the crew and the tank remained battleworthy.
>>27636850I mean obviously the better solution is to just never get taken out, but,>Final Battle>anon does a massive brainderp and gets knocked out early>We proceed to frantically command tank after dwindling tank until only one remains>The flag
>>27636872They aren't missing, they're just 10 ft out of frame.
>>27636762Eh, I'd be more worried with them having closed top conversion Jacksons and Hellcats than a T28 superheavy. much more common, Nuch more useful
>>27636903that was several weeks after its walk through the pillboxes, a very good friend of mine was riding on top behind the turret during both occasions
>>27636915yeah, I know, what I meant with 'missing' was 'Not mounted on the tank'.
>>27636754>Sauders has a lot of tanks... A lot of tanksWell, they'll outnumber Oarai by 4 tanks at least. They can't really field 15 or 20 right at the start.Which kinda makes me curious what semi finals or finals Saunders would look like.And if they would make use of dozer attachments or whatnot?
>>27636957>start a mineflail spinning and drive towards the enemy, hoping the flail will knock any shells off course
>>27636983I'm pretty sure something like that would only work in Exalted
>>27636993Remember the rope bridge?
>>27636957dude, they have like 10-12 Shermans fielded in the anime.
>>27637031Quoting from the anime, they have more tanks than anyone else in the country, and they have 3 teams
>>27636983I'm kinda thinking more on prepping the terrain for some advantageous hulldown positions, or a surprise attack from some thought to be impassable hedgerow or something.>>27637031They have enough tanks to field three teams, but there's a max limit to how much tanks you can field at the very start of the tourney. The cap is 10 at the first round. Anchovy had 12 in the 2nd round in the manga, if I'm not mistaken.
Also screenshot of the t95/t28
Sherman rush, kekekeke
>>27637141I think you mean screenshot of best grill
>>27637171>saunders>we're in ur base, killin ur doods
>>27637171You kill one, 10 take it's place.
>>27637231so we lure then down a narrow ravine, take out one and they block themselves in?
>>27637225Wait. Isn't that Silloette of the M4A3 Sherman?
>>27637272I might be wrong, but those aren't cast hulls. Weren't only the later versions welded?
>>27637291I think so, dunno much about WW2 armor aside from what little I've picked up from WOT, heh.
>>27637291The only cast hull was the M4A1, the others were partly, or all welded.
You skirt back around the crowd as they begin murmuring among themselves again. "Saunders?" "They're really well equiped!" "They're one of the favorites to win this year!" You finally find Miho in the crowd, towards the back standing next to Saori and Yukari."So, Saunders, then? How screwed are we?" You ask dryly of the Panzer IV's commander and your still-secret girlfriend. Well, secret to everyone except most of your crew. And Saori. And Anzu and her crew. Alright, so it wasn't the best kept secret but neither of you have really gotten around to disseminating information regarding how you were more than fellow tank-commanders.God, you're bad at this.Miho starts at your voice, but smiles. "It could be a lot worse- They're well equipped but they're always overconfident." She says, looking back at Anzu. "They've got a lot of tanks in their garage, though. It's hard to predict what they'll bring." She says, obviously thinking three steps ahead of what she's actually talking about."Over Forty, altogether!" Yukari chips in. "They've got more tanks than Black Forest and Pravda put together! In fact when they one a few years back, they brought twenty-five tanks to the final match. Pravda was completely swamped!" She looks over towards you and waves. "They've always been a really rich school, so they buy up tanks wherever they can find them.">"So how many will we be fighting at once, then?">"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?">"What kind of tactics do they use?"
>>27637347>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?">"What kind of tactics do they use?"go for whats important
>>27637347>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?"
>>27637347>>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?"
>>27637347>>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?">>"What kind of tactics do they use?"
>>27637347>>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?"Does our version of the Guppie-verse have shermans, shermans, and more shermans-style saunders, or just 'murica saunders?
>>27637347>"What kind of tactics do they use?"Tanks inform details. Tactics informs victory.Also interesting canon change there, with Saunders and Pravda as the finalists within the last decade
>>27637347>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?">"What kind of tactics do they use?"
>>27637347>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?"WE MUST KILL PUNY RIVALS!FOR FREEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOM! AND KAY!
does saunders get the quad-20mm canadian sherman? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skink_anti-aircraft_tank
>>27637347>25 tanks in the finals matchWelp, there goes that canon rulebook.>"What kind of tactics do they use?"Or we'll get the "They don't follow doctrine." answer.
inb4 Saunders has a Pershing.
>>27637442more like they have an entire team of converted Hellcats and Jacksons
>>27637430Wouldn't really serve any purpose in Panzerfahren.
>>27637430its enclosed and time period legal, but not an actual tank, so not senshado legal i believe
>>27637464>but not an actual tankNeither is a StuG.
>>27637464the stug isn't an actual tank, and that's legal
>>27637442Or a Super Pershing of some sort.
>>27637430not legal, but what of a stuart with a pak strapped to the top?
>>27637347>>"So how many will we be fighting at once, then?">>"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?">>"What kind of tactics do they use?"Please Yukari, tell me more.
>>27637347>"So how many will we be fighting at once, then?">"I know they run American tanks, but what sort of tanks do they have?"We already know what tactics they're gonna use."15 min no rush""kekeke. M4 Rush""WTF!">>27637493Super Persh vs Super Persh
>>27637347>>"So how many will we be fighting at once, then?"It's probably a good thing we've been practicing 5 rounds rapid.
>>27637552We're not a Super Pershing.
>"What kind of tactics do they use?"Most important question.
>>27637464I's legal. Useless against all but tankettes, but legal.
I THINK BLACKJACK'S DEAD COUGH COUGH
>>27638175How 'bout that local sports team?
>>27638224You're local sports team is shit.
>>27638224dude, I live in minnesota. everyone sucks ass.
>>27638240Excuse me, sir. If you are going to fling insults, please do so with proper grammar.
>>27638256I apologize. It's late here, and I need sleep. Your local team is still shit, however.
So, how bout dem War Thunder ground forces?
>>27638397Looked like fun. From what I saw, they even got a good system to prevent air from dominating ground.
>>27638397Looks neat, but I still prefer the things that can eat tanks over the tanks themselves. Maybe when boats get implemented, though--that'll be something to see.
>>27637131Poor AnchovyOnly had a few seconds screen time in the anime...
>>27638438The Anzio battle was fully screened in the manga, while it was the Saunders battle that got barely any publicity. She put up an alright fight, but there's only so much you can do when your heaviest tanks are in the same weight class as medium tanks of other countries.
>>27638438She gets her own OVA
>>27638482Has it been released / translated?
USA FOOK YEAH
>>27638500Not yet, I don't think.
>>27638503The Canadians really covered for us like that?
Saunders uses American steel, you've heard this much- a lot of schools use tanks from the same country. To a certain extent there are reasons for it, tanks from the same country often use similar kinds of ammunition and are designed to work within a similar overall strategy. By using similar tanks it became easier to create larger strategies, not to mention parts and ammunition became easier. "So what sort of tanks do they like to use? Shermans I'm guessing-"Miho nods. "Yes, and a lot of them- Most of what we saw were A2 and A3, models last year. However they did have an ace up their sleave..." She says quietly, obviously thinking back."A Firefly." Yukari says in awe. "It was their big killer last year- The 17pdr put the hurt on a lot of tanks- Even managed to knock out a couple of Black Forest tanks..." Yukari does a fair immitation of the noise of the British gun. Miho winces a bit."Their gunner is very talented." Miho says quietly. She looks at you. "We're going to need time to plan, we're going to be fighting more tanks at once than we've ever been up against...">Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?>"So, where are we going to plan, then?">Other.
>>27638526>>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?Grandpappy's probably face tank rush before.
>>27638526>>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?>>"So, where are we going to plan, then?"Offer the suggestion of a meeting at our house, but be open to other places.
>>27638538Not really, Korea was not a good country for tanks.>>27638526>>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?Planning session GO!
>>27638526>>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?Wonder what Grandpa can say about Shermans, if anything?
>>27638526>OtherInvite Yukari and Yuzu to join us and Miho for glorious hand-holding time!
>>27638526>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?
>>27638526>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?>FireflyMotherfucker.Also, looks like we need to master the Five Rounds Rapid pronto.And goddammit, KAY WHEN?!
>>27638526>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?Dispense thine wisdom oh knowledgeable one.
>>27638526>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chiliAnd invite the whole lot! PLANNING TIME!
>>27638569Well...play defensively and use the smaller tanks (like the 38t and the M3...possibly the Excalibur and the PzIV) as scouts and lures.Keep Blackjack and the StuG back to snipe, and concentrate on that damnable Firefly the instant it shows its damnable self.Kill it, and all you have is a bunch of Shermans running around.And if we see any observation balloons floating around...blast'em with the .50
>>27638569>And goddammit, KAY WHEN?!I wouldn't get my hopes up too much, you know... We might see her just before and just after the match.
>>27638617*ExcelsiorDon't know why I put Excalibur
>>27638617Don't forget, our opponents aren't idiots. If you know the opponent has a Pershing, you're not going to pull out the Firefly until you've found it.
>>27638550>Not really, Korea was not a good country for tanks.Tell that to the British.
>>27638628That's why we use our own scouts.We find their Firefly before they find our PershingA Firefly is just a Sherman with a bigger gun.Only the 38(t) is going to possibly have a tough time getting a kill-shot on it from most angles.Possibly the M3, but that 75 can still pack a major punch.The Excelsior and IV can punch through the Sherman's armor fairly easily as well, and God help that Firefly if GUTS finds them.
>Call grandpa and have him put on another pot of chili?Grampa will have some interesting story's
>>27638663If there's anything Saunders has, its numbers--they'll try swarming us with their Shermans and pick off the bigger threats with the Firefly. We'll need to play it smart if we want to prevail.
>>27638663If the Sodoko collective volumteers early, we can shove 'em in The i-go.
>>27638801>If there's anything Saunders has, its numbers--they'll try swarming us with their Shermans and pick off the bigger threats with the Firefly. We'll need totake those cardboards out as they come if we want to prevail.Alternative strategy. Considering the Sherman's high profile and flimsy armor, it even won't be very hard.
>>27638810We always can try to recruit Nekota & her nerd friends again if necessary.
>>27638833As great as it would be to gain an extra crew, I'm not sure that they'd be able to master the I-Go in whatever time we have left until our match. Moreover, I wouldn't wish that tank upon any crew, novice or otherwise.
You sigh and look up at Anzu- "So, guess I'll call my grandfather and have him put on a pot of Chili for tonight then?" You say shrugging as you turn back to Yukari and Miho. "Sounds like we need another planning session..." Both Miho and Yukari brought a ton of valuable information to the table, so to speak- Miho has practical experience with the other schools' teams and their tanks, while Yukari has more specific historical information. When the three of you had sat down last time, you'd come up with the strategy that you'd used to take down Glorianna's tank team despite being severely outmatched.Miho nods happily. "Sounds like a plan! And your grandfather is a great cook!" She turns and smiles at Yukari. "What time can you come, Yukari?" She says. "You were a huge help last time, it'd be great if you could come help again!"Yukari smiles. "You know, I've actually got plans tonight!" She says, rubbing the back of her head. "I know, right?!" She says after you and Miho exchange surprised looks. "Don't worry! You guys can get some basic plans started and I'll do some research of my own and see if I can narrow down what they'll be using!" Yukari smiles and salutes."Guess I'll save some chili for you then." You say, shrugging. "With all the spices he puts it, the stuff doesn't have a shelf-life so much as a half-life."
>>27639107>inb4 next time on GuPQ.
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!>Grandpa's cookin'!>Miho's plannin'!>You plot to destroy FREEDOM.Girls und Panzer Quest will continue Saturday at 5-6PM PST.Follow me on Twitter for Schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>27639133NEXT TIME ON GuPQ!
>>27639141B-B-But we can't destroy Freedom.
>>27639107>Yukari smiles. "You know, I've actually got plans tonight!" She says, rubbing the back of her head. "I know, right?!"The hell kind of plans could a loner panzerphile have?
>>27639141>You plot to destroy FREEDOM.Oh God I couldn't resist.
>>27639141>You plot to destroy FREEDOM.WHY.WHY WOULD WE DO THAT?!
>>27639168Going Solid Snake all up in Saunder's Shadow Moses.
>>27639180Gaaaah, need to post on /pol/ rising
>>27639141Foolish communist scum. You can't destroy FREEDOM.
>>27639204She's going to crash the chili party, isn't she?
>>27639676>miho and russels in his room>maximum spaghetti>as soon as either of them make a move yukari climbs through the window
>>27639698"...Care to join us?"
>>27639978Livin the dream
Saunder's Sherman Corpshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBFryJuYDlc
>>27639141freedom died when we went into a post constiution poilce state that we live in now. so how do we destroy freedom when it was already long gone.
>>27639698so much spaghetti! and with grandpa to help pour on the sause!
>>27639180fixed that image for you.
>>27641156we destroy other people's freedom
>>27639180you got that pic wrong
>>27641288Franklin and that dumbfuck quote of his can go fellate themselves, frankly.
>>27641288Ben Franklin didnt need to worry about Phones or the Internetonly some dumb ass letters from europe that took 2 months to get
>>27641302but it's true duh
>>27641302I'd say this is bait, but Franklin invented bait.So I'll just say this is Franklin.
>>27641334The sentiment is still valid.
>>27641359As an abstract ideal, sure.In practice, it's functionally worthless.
>>27641336Also those two quotes aren't mutally exclusive, Obama could have been saying that we have to choose to drop some security so that we can retain our liberty.[Spoiler] The actual speech may have had the inverse context, but because its just a quote its fair to make this statement. [/spoiler]
>>27641369It isn't an abstract ideal, though. Franklin was criticizing the actual abstract ideal of "security" as an excuse to exert more control over the general population.I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying you think you're disagreeing with Franklin when you're not.
>>27641386i hated mccain and romney as was disgrace, but THIS pissed me off.
>>27641410Did the FBI hire sting?
>>27641288So Franklin was wanting an impossible Utopia while Obama is a realist. Ok, thanks quote.
>>27641490>So Obama is wanting an insane and impossible Utopia and Franklin was a realist. fixed that for you.
>>27641523Lol. Saying the opposite of what is actually going on. SO FUNNAY!
See, shit like this is why we can't have nice things. Leave the political discussions to /pol/.
Yukari is going to spy on Saunders already?Dam son
>>27642655>Bumps 2 hour old shitty thread>"WHY CAN'T WE HAVE NICE THINGS?"Kill yourself.
>>27638503>>27638524The Canucks are bros, man.>>27638526>Their gunner is very talentedIn more ways than one.>>27638627Because having the Sword Of Promised Victory on our side would be damn useful, considering that it's an Anti-Army NP?>>27639168>Gunsmith CatsMein neger.
>>27638825Easy eights and Jumbo's loading HVAP can wreck erryones shit son.