"Load Armor Piercing." You call down to your loader, Roy. Your eyes glue themselves to the Commander's periscope- depending on how good their loader and gunner are, you've got 7-8 seconds before they fire again. You need to get as much information as possible and formulate a plan- You're pretty sure Erika's Long-88 can't penetrate Black Jack at this range, but you aren't interested in finding out.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and as you watch the cloud of dust and smoke clear, you start to make out the first view of your opponent- She's facing you, partially angled around a corner with the angular turret pointed straight down the central boulevard- you can practically look down the barrel. "AP Up." Roy calls. HVAP has a high muzzle velocity, but it's lower weight sapped its power and accuracy at long ranges. The Heavier Armor Piercing round would cut the air better, even with a lower muzzle velocity.You feel the turret subtley shifting under you. "On Target?" You ask Rose."On target-" Rose says, her eerie calm seemingly disconnected from the fact that one of the most powerful anti-tank weapons of World War II is pointing itself directly at you. "Windage eight-south." She mutters. "Distance eighteen-hundred... Shot?">Take the shot.>Displace and get closer.>Other.
>>33074513>Displace and get closerNo point in having a long range pissing match. Make her look jumpy. We know better.Also, song for this match http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0utAzwzXVRULyrics are perfect.
>>33074513>>Take the shot.And then back up into cover.
>>33074513>Girls and TanksI can get behind this.>Displace and get closer.
>>33074588>>33074661The gun is already aimed. Why not fire? It will take more than eight seconds to displace.
>>33074631Seconded.>>33074588sadly can't hear since Chrome now hates sound for some reason.
>>33074513>Take the shot.
>>33074513>>Take the shot.And tell Richard to be ready to haul ass. Get the GAA running.
>>33074513>Take the shot.But don't bother loitering around to confirm if it's a hit or not. I don't think we'll be staying around to adjust for the next shot anyway.
>>33074513>Take the shot, then run like frak.>>33074588Thank you, I will add this to the sound track list.
>>33074878This. Pop it off and leg it.
>>33075263let me guess, he's also wearing the 'King of Shotguns' outfit.
>>33075323I have absolutely no idea.I don't go to /k/ often, but this is apparently what they do over there.That and shit like pic related.I'm in for the long haul tonight, by the way. I'm at a con, and I intend on seeing this through. Let's crush this egotistical little twerp like the bitch she is!
>>33075380/k/ sounds like a place that works on the Michael Bay logic of 'turn off your brain and enjoy the show. Practicality? F that, lets go crazy!' I'll still stick with archives. either way, good to have you. Which con, for conversation's sake?
>>33075465Texicon! I'm here for the premiere of Nightlight, the latest 'getting shit done' TRPG.We got a publisher! Also, meet Black Jack the tank, the character inspired by our MC's own lifelong companion. He's part of the sample list. I don't have the custom art we got for him at the moment...maybe later.
>>33075543Almost forgot: Pick up the rules PDF over here:>>33074612
>>33074878>>33075211These. Can we drive through one of those sheet metal warehouses onto an adjacent street?
>>33075543>NightlightExcellent! Next semester I'll see if I can pick a copy and run a one-shot for my college's RPG club! Also, Did you all remember that we had Roy write 'Erika' on a 90mm HVAP shell? I didn't, and that little detail should come back up soon.>>33075585>can we drive through a buildingWe're driving a house-sized mass of death and Fuck-You!, what do you think?
>>33075380Boof came back with an update that he was up to 8.
>>33075618Not just yet. We had Roy load an AP, not the HVAP.Which is good, because at 1800 yards we won't penetrate. But we WILL make a damn good point.
>>33075688I'm just putting that out for BJ in case he forgot.>>33075691You remembered, how sweet. :) I'd post that myself, but my internet is shit at home.
>>33075735For the sake of expediency...
>>33075618Oh obviously it's possible, I just wasn't sure if the map layout would allow for it. It seems like she's sat in an awkward position so if we were to go forward through a building onto the next street over we could either try and pursue her, or pretend we've panicked and lure her into a trap.
>>33075938Is that a shell......With Erika written on it?
S'been an hour, is BlackJack kill?
"Fire." You say- Rose doesn't waste a second- the T54 90mm maingun roars as the heavy Armor-Piercing Capped, Ballistic Capped shell arcs out towards the Tiger II and impacts squarely against it's hull. "Hit! Jesus- You hit!" It takes a second for the surprise to register- a cold bore shot against a target over a mile away."Confirm kill?" Rose asks, voice still calm and disconnected. The temperature in the turret drops a degree or two."Confirming..." You watch as the smoke from the impact clears. "Negative- shattered on her glacis." To be fair, you weren't expecting a penetration at this range- but at least Erika knows you've got her number.>Follow up shot.>Displace.>Other.
>>3307598620 MILLION HOURS IN GIMP!!!!
>>33075986You can read, can't you?Yes.
>>33075986>>33075938Ayep! Have I ever mentioned you all are the best? Because you are.
>>33076020>>Displace.Why did we even confirm?
>>33076020>>Displace.de-ass the area, pronto.
>>33076020>Displace.make is look like we're running away, through a building or something, bait her in.
>>33076020>Displace.It's not like a repeat shot is gonna be even better.Unless it's right down the barrel of the Tiger II, but I'm not out looking for miracles tonight.
>>33076020>Rose's Face WhenAlso,Let them make the next move. Our armor is about equal, and their gun is inferior to ours, which means they can't penetrate us either.
>>33076020Displace! >>33076053Agreed, that was a mistake.
>>33076020>>Displace.>>Other."Richard why aren't we moving yet?"
>>33076078You got that the wrong way around.Our armour is worse and their gun is equal to ours.
>>33076067Seconded. stick to the plan, people.
>>33076067I'm pretty sure that smacking her dead center-of-mass from a mile away is not conducive to baiting her in.On the other hand, we hit but didn't penetrate. Maybe she'll take that as a sign of weakness.
>>33076333Yeah it could go either way. She could think it was either a lucky shot, or a worrying sign. I think Erika will assume the former, especially without any orders she's supposed to be following, or Maho, etc.
>>33076333Its Erika. in her mind, had the positions been reversed, we would be dead. people with Egos like her are easy to predict, if you know what stokes it. Lucky shot, cold bore, whatever; to her, we screwed up.
>>33076446"...heh...ha...ha-HA! Stupid Yankee, wasting ammo at this range. Does he even know how thick our armor is?!""But commander, could we even penetrate at that-""SILENCE!"
How do we knock off her drive sprocket? Will the concussive force from an HE round do it, or do we actually have to hit the sprocket itself with a kinetic round?
>>33076792Not to sound like some glory seeker, but wouldn't that cheapen our victory? If we irreparably immobilized a tank with already complex and vulnerable motive systems? Erika may be inclined to brush off our victory if we achieved it that way. No matter, how good the rest of our attack and maneuvers were.And I'd say kinetic rounds would have the best chance, but no matter which type of round Rose would need uncanny aim, or we would have to uncomfortably close the distance.
>>33076912we chose Urban so that we could use our superior mobility to trap/ambush Erika, rather than do a sniper duel, which Rose has proven to be God-tier in. Long or close range, have a little faith, man.
>>33076999>have a little faith, man.Alright, but only because of that get.I'm confident in our ability, but right now I'd like to just haul ass and close the distance and flank or get the drop on them somehow. I like speed.
>>33076912>uncanny aimThat's basically Rose in a nutshell. She's the Goddess of Ballistics.
>>33077098Speed is a hellava drugmany have the need for speed
>>33077138Sounds good. Let's MOTOR!
>>33077138Hey, Sentinel, you're here, how have you been?Quick hypothetical question about your Australian tanking: say I had a T-28. I wanted to replace the two machine gun turrets with the 45mm turrets from the T-35 and/or install a later model 76mm gun. Would any of this be allowed?
>>33077138>>33077179Hell yeah, V8 POWAH
rip in peace BlackJack?
>>33077098>>33077138>>33077179>>33077283>Speed>not mentioning M24 Chaffee or T-50not that I don't enjoy fast cars, but, really?
>>33077274Modifications in Australian tanking need to make sense in the context of "Are these modifications that the manufacturers would have come up with and used at the time?"Whether it does or doesn't make sense according to that context is decided by an official board of tank people. Obviously this is more loose for prototypes than with existing vehicles.Do you think such a modification would pass the board? I'm not so sure myself.
>>33077367Well they're not in this match. Although I do like my fast light tanks.
Through the periscope you see the Tiger aim and fire again. "Brace!" You call out, waiting for the round to impact, but her second shot goes low and wide- skipping off the pavement and into a building several yards in front of you. Time to egress before she manages to get on target. "Alright, Richard. Get us out of here.""Got it!" Richard revs the Ford GAF up and reverses a few feet- He'd had the forethought to start the engine when the first round had streaked over. He then turns the big Pershing and neatly turns the tank and rolls it down the side street. Alright, it wasn't the decisive first encounter you were hoping for, but with a bit of luck that first shot had taught Erika to respect your gunner's aim. And you're still alive and mobile. That's always a plus!>Stay put- let Erika make the first mistake.>Move foreward- Get closer and go for a close-in engagement.>Flank around- move around the edges of the city towards her.>Other.
blackjack I summon you from the depth of hell to complete your unholy work in this world
>>33077410>Flank around- move around the edges of the city towards her.
>>33077410>Flank around- move around the edges of the city towards her.Kuro doctrine demands advancement: lets get around and show them the error of their ways.
>>33077410>Flank around- move around the edges of the city towards her.We want her to think she's got us on the run.
>>33077410>Flank around- move around the edges of the city towards her.Pass behind some buildings and dive in some alleys too, keep our speed a little inconsistent, so their gunner doesn't predict/track us too well.
>>33077564good idea, lets make sure to incorporate this and >>33077500.
>>33077598this guy has it
>>33077500>>33077564Put 'em together.
>>33078437his Necromancer is working on the recharge ritual, he'll be up an a tick.
Kuromuromine strategy demands aggression, and Erika was aggressive even by their standards. You've already bounced a shell off her frontal armor- range be damned, she's going to think you've got the usual American pea-shooter. She's going to assume you've panicked because your gun, by far the strongest advantage you've got, has only managed to scratch her front plate.All this information comes together at once. "Alright, Richard. We're going to flank around- I need you to head Northwest- lots of detours, lots of side-streets, lots of turns and twists." You say, looking at the map. "In fact, stay off the main streets completely- we need to make sure she doesn't see us."The longer she thinks you're hiding, the more surprised she'll be when you outflank her.>Go slow- be quiet and take your time.>Rapid redeployment- Violence of action!>Other.
>>33078468>Rapid redeployment- Violence of action!Both have merits, but dragging this on would present Erika more time to find a window of opportunity.
>>33078468>rapid redeploymentHit her before she has even an inkling of what is truly going on.
>>33078468>Go slow- be quiet and take your time.Americans are loud, we are American, therefore she expects loud.Be vewy vewy quiet. Wewe hunting Ewikas.Huhuhuhuh.
>>33078468>Rapid redeployment- Violence of action!"FINISH HER!" *90mm fires* "BlackJack wins, Fatality!"
>>33078468>Other.Let's move at a deliberate pace and look for a good ambush spot we can lure Erika to. Do our tracks tear up the road, they'll be able to tell where we've been right? We should try and leave a trail for them to follow. Knock corners off buildings, unnecessarily flatten stuff, etc. I'm not sure what kind of ambush spot to look for though.
>>33078606Our tracks have rubberized pads, theirs, on the other hand, do not.
>>33078468>>Rapid redeployment- Violence of action!LIke a jumping spider.
>>33078468>Rapid redeployment- Violence of action!"Step into my Parlor: Said the Spider to the Fly.>>33078642Great minds think alike, eh?
>>33078696Mm. Too bad, we're not driving this:
>>33078738What anime is that from? it looks familiar...
>>33078468>Rapid redeployment- Violence of action!If she has her engine running she might not be able to hear us even. Also, like >>33078627says, we have rubber pads. I'm inclined to take it slow and easy, but I really think things are still too open for that to matter. If it gets tight like our duel with the Centurion, then I think we'll have to slow down.But we still have room to stretch our legs, so PANZER VOR!
>>33078762Sora no Woto.
>>33078468Do whatever is the opposite of what Erika expects.
>>33079107Dinner and a movie?
>>33079107Make out session?
>>33079160>>33079210>>33079234Would do all 3.
>>33079369You handle that, I'm crashing...I can't keep my eyes open.Sorry mates...I just can't do it...
>>33079369Note: reading of Anchoviewritefag's earlier work is required before beginning writing .
You make a good pace through the city- well a good pace for a heavy tank, anyway. Richard drives expertly- managing to fit Black Jack through sidestreets and alleys that you would've never dared. There is one thing that slows you down though- you make sure to stop every few minutes and listen- you can still hear the Tiger II's tracks.She's making her way aggressively, but carefully up that main boulevard- she still hasn't caught on to just how loud her tank is, and just how quiet yours is in comparison. Sometimes it's the small advantages that give you everything you need- in this case rubberized tracks are keeping you off her radar, allowing you to stalk her silently.By tank, standards anyway.A couple of stops later, you judge that she's finally passed your position.>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.>Aggression! Move quickly and take her while she's still close!>Keep moving- be patient and look for the perfect shot.>Other.
>>33079563>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.
>>33079563>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.Make sure that 88 is pointed AWAY from us, ok?
>>33079399You mean like before he was AnchovyWriter?
>>33079563>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.Be very, very quiet. We're hunting Tigers.
>>33079563>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.Then Oddball her ass.
>>33079599no, the bit he did of Erika's early life and boyfriend.
>>33079563>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.Tiger tiger, burning bright...in the forests of the night...
>>33079563>>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.If she's buttoned up lets sneak up and put some HVAP right in tha pooper.We'll just need to keep track of our surroundings.
>>33079563>Move in carefully- go for the silent ambush.>Other.Might be a good idea to unbutton and peek around or listen more closely to confirm Erika's direction.
>>33079753to quote Jingles: Surprise Buttsex Time!>>33079758This. Seconded.
>>33079758I can get behind this. Perhaps we can lob some HE somewhere as a distraction?
>>33079758>Might be a good idea to unbutton and peek around or listen more closely to confirm Erika's directionDo this.
>>33079758+1>>33079806depending on the position of the surrounding buildings, I don't think we have the range to put the shell a long enough distance away to not give away our position.
>>33079806>Perhaps we can lob some HE somewhere as a distraction?Nah, not this one.We don't want to alert Erika of our presence. We are trying to mask our movements as much as possible while simultaneously gathering even more precise information on enemy movement.
>>33079758Normally I'd suggest this, since you physically cannot fight a tank battle buttoned up, but Erika is aiming to hit us (as in the person) with the 88.Is the main boulevard wide enough to swing the 88 around?
>>33079880I don't think Erika sees us, guy
>>33079880BJ, care to confirm?>>33079925agreed. She's going off our last known location, and unless she has superhuman selective hearing, has no idea we're here.
>>33079925See: last thread. The shot would've hit us if we weren't buttoned down.If the boulevard isn't wide enough to swing the 88 around, what we should do is load HVAP, crash through the buildings and go in front of her.To Erika, we've already demonstrated our gun can't penetrate the front of her tank, so she'll have the turret aimed to the back to cover that sector. But HVAP can go through all parts of a KT at <100 yards.
>>33079880Well, based on this post...>A couple of stops later, you judge that she's finally passed your position.It's unlikely that her tank's turret would be facing anywhere but forward at this point in time.And we can still try to listen to her movements from behind an obstruction. It's just easier to do that unbuttoned than inside the tank buffering up the acoustics.>Is the main boulevard wide enough to swing the 88 around?Regardless of the area, the traverse speed (180°) takes between 10-30 secs. 5 seconds on max, but I doubt she's running the engine full throttle.
>>33080028I think Sentinel meant currently. past tense vs. present tense.>>33080047with that amount of time, we can pop out, apply surprise HVAP with no lube, and be gone before Erika can retaliate if she's still going.
>>33079563Hey, BJ, its past time. Stop being dead and Post.
>>33080579He's probably playing WoT as a TOG (May TOG grace us all with it's presence. Praise be to TOG) or an AT series.So it'll take him awhile
>>33080638PRAISE THE TOG!
>>33080669May we all bask in TOG's glory!
"Alright, Richard..." You say, ducking back into the tank and buttoning up the commander's hatch. "Cut South again... Let's see if she took the bait." Richard dutifully turns the tank left at the next intersection and begins moving back towards the main boulevard."Careful..." You warn, opening the hatch as you come to the corner. "Slow- I don't want to blunder right into them..." You say carefully as you pop your head and shoulders out of the turret- You don't hear her tracks and, as the turret rounds the corner, you see why.Less than a hundred feet down the road you see the Tiger II stopped at an intersection, angled into it with her gun pointing north- Erika sitting up outside the hatch- the gun is pointed down a side road. Evidently she'd decided to try to ambush you, but had gone a few streets too far.For a second, you both stare at each other and you swear that you both blink at once. Then in unision you drop into your respective turrets. "Stop the tank! TARGET DIRECT LEFT! Thirty yards!" You say as you take the turret controls and begin bringing it around. "Roy- Load the shell!""What she- OH!" He says, before reaching into the ready-rack. "Got it!" He says as he turns and rams the shell home. "This one's for you. HVAP UP!" The shell really isn't anything special, except that it's addressed directly to Erika."On target!" You call, "Turret is yours, Rose."There isn't a lot that has to be done- this is practically point-blank range for tank combat."Firing." Rose says calmly.
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!>A winner is you!>We've proven our worth.>Erika is mad.Girls und Panzer Quest will return Monday at 4-5PM PST!Follow me on Twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>33080952Much win. Such point proven. Wow.
>>33080952I'll be waiting.
Finally titled this something I can actually remember...
>>33080952Had to end a bit earlier than I normally do tonight, since I work in the morning. Not early, but not late enough that I can stay up all night. :P
>>33080930Reminds me of the Panther/M26 duel. Except jumbo sized
Somebody archive this thread before it gets deleted, I'm not seeing it on sup/tg/.
>>33081027we're still on page 1, doubt we're gonna get deleted. the usual guy is archiving right now