> ARCHIVE: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=LGA2> Thursday, July 16th, 2015SITUATION: http://pastebin.com/ziMsX6thMECHANICS: http://pastebin.com/49M2eE8ZTHE RULES: http://pastebin.com/BEsprkBZTHE TANK: http://pastebin.com/sJsgig6BTHE DIVISIONS: http://pastebin.com/xCQZAdqUTHE SHOP: http://pastebin.com/v6xeDRXjDANON’S THE TEAM: http://pastebin.com/bUU2v0z8“Alright everyone, listen up!” Griselda addresses you all from the top of Janus. “A couple of announcements to make. First off, we have a new crew! They are the Light Music Club!” The Light Music Club is welcomed with their own tent in the campground, and they are applauded politely by the rest of the teams here as well. “Secondly, we have new details about the exhibition match between Lafayette Girls Academy and… Lafayette Girls Academy.” A few girls snicker here and there at Griselda’s fumble.“So here’s the deal, it will be fifteen tanks on fifteen, elimination!” Griselda says. “It’ll be held on Saturday, battlefield map will be pending. ITL vs. NATO. Any questions?” Everyone raises their hand. “And yes, I am aware of the fact we don’t actually have fifteen tanks or crews. My sister, being gracious, allowing us to borrow crews and tanks from other teams willing to help us. So yeah. Everyone good? Great.” She claps her hands. “We’re in business.”You sigh. Last night was spent trying to deflect every mindless bit of speculation between you and the Jeep Jockey. Just because a boy takes you to a concert and drives you home doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve tied the knot. It’s a good thing you didn’t obey the romantic comedies and gave him a kiss on the first date or else they’d NEVER let you live it down. Dear Christ.You’re tried, plum and straight tired. You’re actually tempted to use up a vacation day today but…[1/2]
>>49043182[2/2]You receive an email on Officer’s Pad from Block Officer Hatteberg.> TO: ELODIE R. ZUMWALT> Have received your letter. Thank you for your advice. Your suggestion has been noted by me and Captain Spruance. You were the only Officer to actually explain their reasons for their decision.Oh. Well, that’s nice you guess.> Head to work for today, keep up the momentum.> Take a day off. (TAKE VACATION DAY: 3)> Other
>>49043189>> Head to work for today, keep up the momentum.No rest for the weary.
>>49043189> Head to work for today, keep up the momentum.Work work work.
>>49043189>> Head to work for today, keep up the momentum.
>>49043249also, kinda wished that there would also be some light hearted skills competitions. Maybe we'll get lucky. I want tank races, accuracy challenges and speed loading.
>>49043290There may be anon, I just didn't mention it because I'm not entirely in Questing mode right now.
>>49043189> Head to work for today, keep up the momentum.
>>49043309That's fair. I'm glad to hear it may be considered.
>>49043290We might have it on Sunday?
> Head to work for today, keep up the momentum.You decide it best to head to work for now. You call up Denise and await her at the side of the road. The Churchill tank belonging to the Etiquette Club rolls by you, heading onto the road and sending the Etiquette Club to wherever they’re going. You fold your arms, waiting.Then you see Denise coming down, with lights and sirens. Her Kettenkrad has been repainted black and white. And Denise herself is now wearing the Kevlar vest, white blouse, and blue miniskirt with black spats underneath along with fingerless gloves, aviator sunglasses, and to top it all off: a helmet with a police light on top of it. She smiles at you. “What’s up!?” she yells.You blink. “Why are you yelling?”“The light is very loud and I forgot to put my ear plugs in!” she says bluntly. “I might be going deaf from this!” You reach over to her dashboard, and turn the siren off. “Thank you!”Oh boy. Gonna be one of those days.--“You know, Denise.” Hilda places your work on your desk, a huge stack of papers, how original. She walks on over to Denise as she listens intensely to the police scanner now mounted on her desk. “Just because Elodie asked you to help the Hall Monitors doesn’t mean you have to go full snitch.”“I’m not a snitch,” says Denise. “The Hall Monitors say I’m more of a booby.” Oh fuck. You snicker a little. Denise looks over. “What?”“Nothing,” you say quickly. Oh god, how did that get you?> Talk to Denise a little.> Ask Hilda for a cash bonus (To whom?)> Focus on your work for now.> Other
>>49043526>> Ask Hilda for a cash bonus (To whom?)TankeryTeam.We need to get cash to repair, the Jackson, Strv, and JadTiger
>>49043526> Talk to Denise a little.
>>49043526>Ask Hilda for a cash bonus (Tankery Team)
>>49043526I support this Anon >>49043559 more cash for the team means more repairs so we have tanks ready for new teams.
>>49043526>> Ask Hilda for a cash bonus (To whom?)Tankery team.
>>49043526>Talk to Denise a little.
> Ask Hilda for a cash bonus (To whom?)“Cash for the team?” asks Hilda.“Yeah,” you say. You file through the reports that you’re signing off on. “We still have plenty of tanks now, but it’d be nice to get some cash for the team to restore the Jackson and the Stridsvagn. Plus, I imagine more money is needed for an engine for the Jagdtiger.”“I see.” Hilda nods. “I’ll make it so.”Denise squints at Hilda a bit. “By the way, Hilda. Where exactly do you get this money from?”“I know people,” she says. Denise nods slowly, now in full detective mode as she tips her aviators down and glares at Hilda. “What? I do. It’s not because I’m Jewish or anything.” Nobody brought up that fact but okay.You receive a ping on your Officer’s Pad. You pull it up and look at it.> ELODIE> CONSTRUCTION CREW GOOFING AROUND. SHIFT LEADER CANNOT BRING THEM UNDER CONTROL. NEED YOU TO INSTILL DISCIPLINE.> HATTEBERGHm.> Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.> Ask another Officer to do it, these reports don’t file themselves.> Other
>>49043924> Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.
>>49043924> Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.Time to be the fun police.
>>49043924>> Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.
>>49043924>Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.I bet Hilda knows the Reptilians in charge of the govt, and she either extorts them or supplies them with whatever Reptilians need to live in exchange for money.It's what I'd do for A SMALL LOAN OF A MILLION DOLLARS.
>>49043924>Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.Kick ass. Take names.
> Go and see, maybe they’re just lazing around or something.--The doors open into the expansion area below decks, Block B. You, Denise, and Hilda walk up to a very dirty and messed up looking fourth rate Officer, whose uniform is cut up, muddied, and showing some bits of underwear as well. “OH THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE!” Her high visibility jacket and helmet at least appear to be in order. She grabs you by the arms, fear in her eyes. “THEY’RE STARK RAVING MAD!”“Relax,” you gently push her away as you say that. “It can’t be that-“A block of dirt explodes onto the wall next to you. You look forward to see the extent of it. This particular area was supposed to be an expansion for the farms for Agriculture.Instead, the construction crew was turning it into a flatout party. The trucks hauling dirt were racing around the outer edges of the area, the diggers in the center were spinning around, with girls in the claws! Huge amounts of dust and mud were being thrown up all over the place! And bulldozers were knocking over carefully placed materials and items, with girls in the dozer basket as well enjoying themselves.… How the fuck did it come to this? The Officer shudders. “I don’t know!”“How did it come to this?” you ask. She looks scared to answer. “Answer me.”“Fine! I told them that we could have a party and mess around with some of the vehicles when we were finished but uh… we finished our shift early and they ended up going overboard.” Clearly.> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.> Call in the Hall Monitors.> “They’re your shift, you get them under control before someone gets hurt.”> Other
>>49044339> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.
>>49044339>Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all."You didn't invite me? How DARE you!"Failing that, we can always threaten to BDSM them all instead of the NJP.
>>49044339>Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.All the fury! They will know the wrath of the superior officer!Failing that, fetch a tank and pop a 57mm cap in their ass.
>>49044339>> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.>Grab our tank, threaten them with a tank (also to advertise)
>>49044339> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.> Call in the Hall Monitors.We're going to need backup. especially since I forsee us being treated like a symbol of authority in a teen movie.
>>49044339>>49044412>>49044419Bring the tank, this
>>49044339> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.> OtherBring one of the tanks in case they try to go full Killdozer on us
>>49044412>>49044419>>49044523Not for nothing, it's pretty fun, but doesn't this seem a bit excessive? Don't know if that's going to go over well with possible promotions.
>>49044523>Tank Vs. KilldozerSounds like something from a MONSTER TRUCK rally
>>49044339> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.> Call in the Hall Monitors.Set Denise on them!
>>49044568Fund it. Earnings for 50/50 for the Tankery Club and the Agriculture Department.
>>49044498>>49044564The tank should only be brought in if they do not respond to NJP threats.
>>49044568I'd pay to see it as much as the new GuP project
>>49044339> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.Things we don't have time for: Their bullshit, this officer's incompetence.
>>49044645You mean this?http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-08-28/girls-and-panzer-anime-gets-final-chapter-sequel/.105848
>>49044690> tfw crying when its over and not smiling because it happened
>>49044690> Final chapterMy tender heart can't take it.
>>49044713I shall do both.I have an affection for ends of series. An actual ending lets everyone move on, and hopefully prevents something being dragged out well past the death of quality.
> Get on a loudspeaker and threaten to NJP them all.“Denise.” She hands you a loudspeaker. You go and find the tallest place to stand from, a truck that has been turned on its side by some rowdy construction workers. You climb up, turn the loudspeaker on, and give them what for. “Attention workers of Shift 406! Cease your actions now or face non-judicial punishment!” They continue being rowdy and rambunctious, the diggers now beginning to joust and punch at each other like lazy cats. “Again, attention workers of Shift 406! This is Lieutenant Zumwalt!”And at that, they immediately stop what they’re doing. All the dirty and crazy looking construction workers poke their heads out of their trucks, dozers, diggers, cranes and whatever holes they’re hanging out of to look at you. “Yes, it’s me,” you declare. “Stop messing around or I guarantee the NJP will be the merciful option for you.”They immediately file out of their vehicles and hurry to stand at attention in front of you. Wow. You uh… you didn’t think that’d work. Are they that scared of you?They stand at attention, some covered in dirt and dust, several with mud splattered on their goggles and helmets, and almost all of them wearing their uniforms wrong (miniskirts hiked up, work blouses open to reveal tanktops underneath, shorts instead of skirts, etc.) What an absolute sideshow.The shift leader comes up to you. “H-… how did you do that?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>49044782If this is the end of Girls und Panzer completely, then I must say it's a tough loss to swallow. It's unironically my favorite anime that ever was.
>>49044808> NeutralGive her the ass-chewing of a lifetime. That was fucking embarrassing.
>>49044808> Polite"I don't know but let's just roll with it. >>49044818It'll be depressing as hell to see it end. It's not my favourite, but it's probably second and there's nothing else that provides an even similar experience.
>>49044808>> Polite>>49044818It's fun and i enjoyed the tank battle but the one thing i could never get over was the pink M3 Lee.
>>49044808>>49044847Changing my vote to this>>49044832
>>49044808>NeutralIts probably because they know I have tanks.>>49044818>>49044834I don't want to see it go, but I've seen too many things dragged out, the quality dropping and the contempt for fans building. I want GuP to end with pride and a place in my heart, not a memory of it trying to get my last dime in merchandise and ad revenues.
>>49044808> NeutralIt comes with the territory of driving a tank.
>>49044808I'm adding support of >>49044832 to my vote of >>49044860.That officer should know better than to bribe their crew. If she has to bribe, she's not leading.
>>49044713Maybe the "Final Chapter" part refers to the Ooarai girls, and we'll get more GuP anime in the future.Maybe even a Ribbon Warrior anime.
>>49044860I'd have liked it to get the K-On! format which is my no. 1 at least though: S1-S2-Movie, though now I guess the closest we could get would be S1-Movie-S2. Hopefully this Last Chapter is a proper season or movie, and not just an OVA.
>>49044891I kind of hate Ribbon Warrior
>>49044891Not a bad way to continue the series without having Miho and Oorai stay in high school for 12 years. Lots of sports anime out there. Could be different quirks to the same sport. Different POVs.GermanSchteel! You need to move to Japan and write GuP! You already have the experience of LGA 1 and 2. You could do this for GuP!
>>49044808>Polite"I have these (point to chest) so you lose"
>>49044951> tfw the Japs don't call you to write for GuPLife is realistically suffering.
>>49044922I also wouldn't mind if maybe we got an After Story movie about the new command team.
> Neutral> OtherYou place your hands on your hips. “It’s not about what I did. It’s about what you’re doing, or rather what you’re not doing.” The shift leader blinks. “What’s your name?”“E-… Ensign Carver, Hadley Carver.”“Ensign Carver.” You poke her in the chest, sternly addressing her like a strict mother to a child. “You failed in your duties to discipline your workers, you lost complete control of them and allowed a situation to develop that could’ve gotten someone hurt, and even before that you attempted to bribe them with an unnecessary reward that again could’ve gotten property damaged or someone seriously injured.” Her lip quivers a bit, and she looks down in grief. “Do you have anything to say for yourself?”“… no,” she mutters.You sigh, then look to her workers, who all guiltily look around. “Don’t be guilty for her. Be guilty for yourselves. You all could’ve done serious damage to LGA property or gotten someone killed. You’re lucky it was me that was sent down to discipline you all. Captain Spruance would not be so kind.”Ensign Carver nods slowly. “We’re sorry.”You grumble a little. These girls could use a bit of discipline. But that could really take some time out of your day.> Let Carver figure things out for herself.> Take the time to drill them and instill proper discipline.> Other
>>49045193> Let Carver figure things out for herself.Stop by again at the end of the day, though.
>>49045193>> Let Carver figure things out for herself.We have shit to do.
>>49044974I'd what the 115ish episode + 2 OVAs (Epilogues and Christmas) GuP:LGA anime, and unashamedly have a bit of a cry at the end. Don't let us down Schteel. >>49045193> Let Carver figure things out for herself.Stay for a short while to make sure she's doing it right, then leave if she looks like she has the situation in hand.
>>49045193>> Take the time to drill them and instill proper discipline.
>>49045193> Let Carver figure things out for herself.
>>49045193>Let Carver figure things out for herself.The leather outfit required for the proper instruction takes quite a lot of time to prepare.
>>49045193> Let Carver figure things out for herself>>49045239This seems fair.Afterwords we can tell her that if she has more questions or would like to speak to us in private another time.
>>49045193> Let Carver figure things out for herself.Turn to Carver. Tell her to get this sorted. Mercy and generosity will not be forthcoming in the future.For anyone.
>>49045193> Take the time to drill them and instill proper disciplineSpecial focus on helping Carver git gud
>>49045193> Take the time to drill them and instill proper discipline.
>>49045323> When you realise Elodie must have smacked her heel down to begin her speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSAp991JIVs
>>49045356Should we start practicing our heel clicks?I wonder if Shiho started out like Satsuki? Driven and assembling a team of lunatics by sheer force of personality?
>>49045526Seems about right. I feel like Maho could also manage a mean heel click in a pinch.
>>49045526Maybe put some metal nails in our soles or metal capped heels?
> Let Carver figure things out for herself.“Listen Carver, I’m not going to baby you or anything. This is your shift, not mine. I’m not supposed to be micromanaging you. I can stick around and watch you try and get your stuff together, but I can’t do things for you. You got that?”Carver nods. “Of course!”“Good.” You fold your arms. “First task of the day. Cleaning all this shit up.” All the workers groan at the sound of that. “Hey! If you didn’t want to clean up, then don’t make the mess!” They shut themselves up. “Get yourself sorted, Carver.”Carver raises her hand, making herself visible. “Alright y’all! Grab some brooms, dustpans, and some trucks. We’re cleaning this dirt up!”--You stayed for a little while to make sure that Carver was doing her job properly. The expansion area was supposed to be ready by tonight, but thanks to her shift’s antics, it’s likely it won’t be complete until Saturday. Carver already said she’ll take the full brunt of the punishment in place of her crew, considering it was mostly her fault they got out of control.She salutes you when you leave. “Thank you very much, Lieutenant! I won’t forget you!”You know, you’re pretty sure you’re one of the few freshman officers on the ship, if not the ONLY one. How is an upperclassman like her suddenly so deferential to you?Oh well, no matter.--> JOB COMPLETE> +5 CPWith that done, Denise heads away to help the Hall Monitors, and Hilda as well elects to head home for the day.That just left you.> Head to the Tank HQ> Go rally with your crew> Call someone (Who?)> Other
>>49045624>> Call someone (Stack)Lets hang out for a bit, why not?
>>49045624> Go rally with your crewWe've been meaning to spend some time with them anyway, and let's ask Nona what that Gunners' Association's about seeing as we missed their first meeting.
>>49045624>Call someone (Who?)>Oleg and Miss McPhersonWe need to be sure that Oleg is never EVER doing that stuff for our team.
>>49045624>Get the rest of the tanks.How much time do we have till practice starts?
>>49045624> Go rally with your crew
>>49045655I'll change to rallying with the crew I suppose.
>>49045767Might as well, can always talk with Stack a bit while the crew as a whole's there.
> Go rally with your crew--You ride on Oliver’s top with Stack and Winona as Josephina and Ingrid sit up front. Everyone went out for a bit of early dinner before practice, which meant that they had bags of food on hand for you to enjoy. Everything from poutine, to orange slices, and everything in between. “So how was work?” asks Stack.“It went fine, had to control a pretty rowdy gang of workers,” you say. “But it went well all things considered. You?”Stack shrugs. “Eh, I went fishing today.”Winona turns over to Stack. “Stack, I noticed that you don’t seem to go to work that often, are you just blowing all of your vacation days at once?”“Yep!” she says.“We’re in the middle of summer though, you’re going to want those from the dog days in the winter,” you say. “I hear they get brutal.”“Hey, I do declare that what I am doing is sound! It’s summer, it’s time to relax and goof off!” says Stack. “All y’all are just being factious!”“You mean facetious,” you say. “And that’s not even the right word.”“Whatever!” She looks down at Ingrid as she sits up against the turret. “Ingrid, we still going running tonight?”“Huh? What?” She looks up at Stack. “Oh, yeah, yeah, I guess.”“You guys are going running tonight?” you ask. “Why?”“Ingrid wants to get STRONGER!” Stack pumps her arms, flexing for you.“Oh, fuck off, I just want to not vomit after a quarter mile of running!” yells Ingrid.Stack grins, then looks to you. “You’re free to join us, Ellie! I’d say you could put some meat on them bones but I can clearly see where all the fat in your body goes.” To your butt? Wait. IS SHE MAKING A CRACK AT YOUR TITS!? She giggles a little, as does Winona.> “I’ll think about it.”> “Sure, I’d love to.”> “No thanks.”> Other
>>49046060>> “I’ll think about it.”
>>49046060> “Sure, I’d love to.”We wanted to do some bonding with those two anyway, try and sniff out their loyalty quests.
>>49046060> “Sure, I’d love to.”RUN RUN RUN!
>>49046060>“I’ll think about it.”We're gonna need some extra support up front if we do.
>>49046060> “Sure, I’d love to.”Nobody gets to crack wise at the girls.
>>49046123Elodie's equipped for it, we went running with Nona way back in the early threads.
>>49046060> “Sure, I’d love to.”Couldn't hurt.
>>49046123Damnit, I keep forgetting to turn my trip off.
>>49046060>> “Sure, I’d love to.”
> “Sure, I’d love to.”You smile at Stack, nodding to her. “I’d love to. I’ll meet you after practice then.”“Great!” Stack smacks you on the back, probably leaving a very painful mark at that too. Yow…--“Alright, everyone, today’s an exercise day!” The entire Tankery team was now dressed in PT gear. Thankfully, it seemed that Miss McPherson wouldn’t be sending you on a marathon run. Now, it seemed that she was taking a backseat to allow Griselda to do practice for the day. “Let’s all stretch and limber up! Stack! Lead us on!”Stack steps forward, smiling at everyone. “Alrighty, y’all! Let’s limber up or I guarantee y’all are gonna die out there!” To be frank, you are perfectly aware of why one needs to limber and stretch before getting into a tank and sitting down for possibly hours at a time. That in itself is tiring, sometimes the situation demands you have to get up quickly and run without proper preparation.After a few minutes of basic leg and arm stretches, everyone defaulted to swinging their bodies around, taking high steps, or doing push ups. Griselda met with you during that. “Ellie. Can I ask a quick favor of you before we go outside?”Ugh, here we go. “Jeep Jockey doesn’t fly the planes, he just drives the jeep.”“What? No.” You blink, looking at a very confused Griselda. “I just wanted your advice on who we want to take to the exhibition match. ZES and Kursk are already here, but Saint Gloriana actually offered when I brought it up to them.”> “It’s up to you.”> “Why not bring them all?”> Take ZES> Take Kursk> Take St. Gloriana> Other
>>49046494>> “Why not bring them all?” (Except ZES)>Though Zes made a very poor impression with their representative.
>>49046494> Take St. GlorianaSomething something jackdaw
>>49046494> Take St. Gloriana"Gloriana's meshes better with our tactics than Kursk, and probably better with our team than ZES"
>>49046494> “Why not bring them all?”Make it a fun weekend event for all parties involved? I'm sure that there would be a tonne of support from all the people living on the ship and the surround area would probably love an event like this.
>>49046494>>49046521Backing this. Politely snub ZES.
>>49046494>“Why not bring them all?”
>>49046546I'm sure they're all welcome to come and watch, but all of them is impractical. We have 9-10 crews so we'd only be taking on an additional 5 or 6, 2 tanks from each is a nice show of solidarity, but it risks making the team a jumble of different capabilities, not to mention languages and doctrines.
>>49046494>> Take St. Gloriana
>>49046586they'll probably accommodate with having english speaking commanders. also Kursk and St.Gloriana both have doctrines which will be useful for our line up?
>>49046586Maybe I didn't understand the question, I thought it was going to be just inviting to the exhibition and fun times thing. If it's just who to bring in individually, then sure, St.Glorianna would be fine.Maybe we could add a write in>Invite All for skills Summit afterwords
>>49046627Somewhat, both focus on defensive early games and Kursk favours ambushes as we do, but Gloriana matches our pace (in terms of timing, though since they seem to use some Meteor engined Crusaders they can also keep up with Oliver) and tendency to counter attack on the back of a strong tendency better, while Kursk is more prone to drawing things out and only making an offensive strike after long harassment and whittling down of the enemy team.
>>49046702> tendency to counter attack on the back of a strong tendencyFuck, I meant to say "tendency to counter attack swiftly on the back of a strong defence".
>>49046726Yeah but we have both. and our ambush and medium teams are equal roughly. so let's try getting both.ZES doesn't contribute
>>49046759Hmm, you know what, I'll switch >>49046494 to > Two from Kursk and either Three or Four from Gloriana's, depending on whether the JT will be ready by the weekend. This means if the JT's ready by then it'll have a couple other huge assault gun/TD things to concentrate their fire with/show them the ropes.
> “Why not bring them all?”> Take Kursk> Take St. Gloriana“Why not both Kursk and St. Gloriana?” you ask. “They’re here, I’m sure they brought their tanks too.”“What about ZES?”You shrug. “What about them?”“Fair.” Griselda folds her arms. “Alright, I’ll see what I can do.” She points to your butt. “Keep that ass firm, Ellie.” She pats it gently. FUCKING WHAT WHO SAID SHE COULD- She smiles happily at you, walking away.AUGH, what is it with people and invading your comfy zone. If Griselda were a boy, you’d kill him on the spot.But regardless, once the stretching was done, it was time for the ultimate exercise of them all.--Replacing tracks and wheels. Miss McPherson stands atop one of the tanks. “Alright everyone, you’re going to replace a broken track and a thrown wheel from your tanks. Team that gets their track up first and gets their tank back into the hangar wins.”Serafina raises her hand. “What do we win?” Miss McPherson points out to the horizon.Out there is a circling group of warplanes ready to splatter you all with paint.Ah, yeah. That’s a good enough to work quickly.“Ready, steady, go!” You all charge your tanks. Seeing as how the Jagdtiger doesn’t have an engine, the Light Music Club watches from a safe distance. “Alright, Ellie! Call out what you’re doing!”Right, right. You need to replace the broken track links, you need to get the road wheel in. There are three track links to put in, new road wheel uh…> You’ll fix the road wheel in.> You’ll fix the track links in place.> You’ll supervise because that’s what officers do.> Other
>>49046494> Take St. GlorianaTeaaboos for the win. They'll team up well with Iris, and they actually volunteered. If Gris-Gris needs crew, see if our adorable Russian guest would like to join in (if her skill set fills in Gris-Gris's crew gap)I-can't-believe-I-don't-have-any-St.Gloriana-gifs.gif
>>49047075>You’ll fix the road wheel in.
>>49047075> You’ll fix the road wheel in.Stack and El are the stronkest, we get the road wheel on, while Nona and Ingrid handle the track links, and Jose gets ready to punch it for the hangar as soon as we're done.
>>49047075> You’ll fix the road wheel in.
>>49047075> You’ll fix the road wheel in.Have Ingrid stand by with tools, bolts etc. We do the heavy lifting, she does the speed work.Stack and Winonna are ready with tracks and pins. Once the wheel is on, we'll get more tracks and pins.I honestly know jack about fixing vehicles, so I'm guessing based on what the thing looks like, and stuff I've picked up from tank-related quests.Also, be ready to pic-related when someone else fixes their tank first. And get the Light Music team under cover
>>49047075>> You’ll fix the road wheel in.
>>49047181Tracks are pretty easy to replace and pin, re-affixing a road wheel is more complex and tiring work, involving attaching a central bolt to the axle and then several smaller ones to that, even with relatively simple christie suspension ones. The Delinquents are going to have a bad time with the Tiger II's to say the least. Stack's our most experienced crew member and also our most physically capable, so she'll probably be best used on that.
> You’ll fix the road wheel in.“Help me fix the road wheel in, Stack!” She nods. You and her heft the spare road wheel off the back of the tank and drop it down to the ground. She drops down, then squats and grabs the wheel by the edge. She lifts it up, then rolls it down. You hurry down with a toolbox and then quickly begin working on the axle.As Ingrid, Winona, and Josephina fumble around with the track links, you can hear the sound of planes getting closer. “Jesus Christ!” yells Winona. “We’re going to get pasted by paint!”“No we’re not!” you yell.The other crews are still fumbling and messing around with trying to fix their track, apparently ignoring the issue of the road wheel. The only team that really realizes this is Griselda’s, owing to her experience (and the fact that the Sherman doesn’t really use roadwheels per say, but easily replaceable but incredibly heavy HVSS bogies.)With the road wheel in place, you begin screwing it into place. As you’re doing that, Winona and Ingrid get to fixing the pins in place.Suddenly, the Sherman’s engine starts, followed shortly by the Churchill. “Shit!” yells Ingrid. “They’re gonna move off!”“We’re going to cut down by the planes!” screams Winona. “We’re not ready!”> Fuck it, run run run> No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.> Other
>>49047435>> No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.
>>49047435> No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.We are in this with Oliver. Din't let him down!
>>49047435>Go to the .50 Cal and buy them time. WE have AA Fucking use it.
>>49047435> OtherStay calm, take charge, you're an officer after all. Just keep the crew on task and get Jose to start the engine.
>>49047435Man the .50
>>49047435>>49047463Please this. if it's only to deter them for a few second it will make a difference.Who knows if we're lucky we might take down a plane.
>>49047435>No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.I wish this tank had HE-FRAG with proximity fuzes.
>>49047435>No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.
>>49047485We have a .50 Cal, we can use that, it's on a AA mount on the turret. If we're not going to make it on time, BUY TIME.
>>49047435> No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.We may need to do this under fire, or other pressures. We need to know how long it takes and where we go wrong
>>49047435>>49047474>>49047528Is there any notable livery, decals, or nose art on the planes?>inb4 we find the guy that keeps shooting us up
> No, you’re fixing this shit if it covers you in paint.> Other“No we’re not!” you yell. You climb up onto the turret, then take a stand in the commander’s hatch and swivel the .50 around. “I’ll buy us some time!” You load in a belt of paint rounds, then rack the bolt. “Here we go!”With the Sherman and the Churchill retreating, all the other crews get scrambling to get their tracks together. However, in just a few seconds, the boys come crashing down. Their paint rounds start splattering all across the ground, surprising everyone and sending a panic through the ranks. “COWARDS!” yells Regina Taney. “YOUR TANKS WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU IF YOU ABANDON THEM!”“Regina is right!” yells Serafina. “Get the tanks fixed or die trying!” The Polish all chant in Polish as they hurriedly fix their track links in place.You lift the barrel of the .50 up and fire away at the planes. The paint rounds trace through the sky, tracking after their P-40s and Lockheed Hudsons. You even manage to score a few hits here and there. But nothing too serious. It seems they get the message to take evasive maneuvers, flying up and away, or diving down low.Extremely low. One of the P-40s buzzes perilously close down above your tanks, only feet away from clipping the trees. You decide to try and shoot him down. You fire away at him as he flies away, and you do splatter a good amount of paint on his wings. Such that white smoke pops out of the damaged area. He starts wiggling his wings, flying off and away.Huh, did you shoot him down or not?“Track’s fixed!” yells Winona. “Go, go!” Josephina starts reversing the tank, allowing enough speed for everyone to climb back on as it happens. She turns it around, then hurries inside the hangar.--[1/2]
>>49047814[2/2]Almost everyone is covered in paint except for the Sherman, the Churchill, and your tank surprisingly enough. In fact, despite shooting up some of the planes with your .50, it seems there’s not a single fleck of paint on your tank or your crewmates whatsoever. “Hmph!” Stack turns her nose up proudly. “I think they know we won’t be privy to them theirs paintery!” says Stack.“That wasn’t even comprehensible,” Ingrid says quickly.> + 5 STRENGTH TO ALL CREWMEMBERSStack and Ingrid walk up to you as everyone lazily heads to the shower room. “Wanna head out with us?” asks Stack. “We’ll hit the showers afterwards.”> Go on a run with Stack.> Hit those showers.> Other
>>49047827>Go on a run with Stack.Let's see what she wants.
>>49047827> Go on a run with Stack.Sorry Showersanon, forgive us.
>>49047827> Go on a run with Stack.
>>49047827> Go on a run with Stack.The hit the showers, in honour of ShowersAnon.
>>49047827>> Go on a run with Stack.
>>49047755I don't think we'd be able to see it unless it was either extremely garish, or it got really close.
>>49047925That, or if it was very lewd and broke regulations.
>>49047987>one of the planes has a blonde girl with a drillhair sidetail, wearing nothing but a sundress, riding a broom>regulations allow it, as there's historical precedent
>>49048072Thought girls showing knees back then was depravity of the highest echelon.
>>49048125> Pilots> Being anything other than depraved
> Go on a run with Stack.“Sure, we can go,” you say. You decide to hurry and chug some water to rehydrate. Before you leave however, you see Ingrid piling on all the stuff that she had to bring the last time Miss McPherson had you on that marathon. “Ingrid, what are you doing?”Stack shrugs at her while Ingrid silently lifts the Thompson up and slings it on her back. “She said she wanted to bring all that with her.”“You sure?” you ask.“I’m fine,” says Ingrid, clearly struggling to even stand under the weight of it all. “I just need you guys to keep me balanced.”Well, okay then.The three of you set out. You decide to keep light pace, behind Ingrid while Stack sticks next to Ingrid to motivate her. “Come on, Ingrid! Hustle! I got cows back home that can run faster than you!” yells Stack.“Fucking cows have four legs you dick!” Ingrid yells back.“That’s no excuse, run!”You roll your eyes, smiling a little.> Talk with Stack a little, see what’s up with her.> Talk with Ingrid, she seems to be handling the run well enough to hold conversation.> Stay quiet and run.> Other
>>49048216>Talk with Stack a little, see what’s up with her.
>>49048216> Talk with Stack a little, see what’s up with her.Ask her if any other team members have been interested getting swole with her. Maybe she could do some stuff with the other loaders, bring them along on her morning workouts and the like.
>>49048216> Talk with Stack a little, see what’s up with her.
>>49048216> Talk with Stack a little, see what’s up with her.But keep an eye on Ingrid. She's taking this seriously, we don't want her to drop dead and us not notice for a mile.
Is anyone else kind of hype for a showdown between the ex-Freshmen in the Churchill and the Light Music Club in their JT?
>>49048477A little, but won't it be the Aces vs the Delinquents?
> Talk with Stack a little, see what’s up with her.You run up alongside Stack. “When did Ingrid ask for this?” you ask.“A week ago,” she says. “I told her I’d think about it.” Ingrid continues to run, heedless of the conversation taking place next to her. “Tell ya something though, I’m real proud of her. She’s really putting in some effort, unlike some folks who just want everything handed to them.”“Yeah, I guess,” you say. You can agree with that sentiment. You’ve met plenty of spoiled brats in middle school. Those little squirrely fucks who think that the world owes them something just for existing. “You think the rest of the team would want to do something like this with you? Maybe you could bring the other loaders on your morning workouts?”Stack smirks, thinking on it. “I could! That sounds like fun to be honest, I’d finally have a running buddy! Heck, Roy Hobbs over here could join us too!”“Fuck you, Stack!” Ingrid quips back.After some time running, you manage to make it to the checkpoint in the Mount Montagne wilderness. As Ingrid starts forward, you and Stack bring up the rear, cooling down with a lighter jog. “Ellie, can I tell you something?”“Sure,” you say.“I gotta say…” Stack smiles a little, rubbing her hands together. “It’s real nice having a crew like you guys. Middle School wasn’t exactly uh… fun for me I suppose.” Really?“How so?”[1/2]
>>49048721[2/2]Stack shrugs. “Well, my last commander was one of those types, that one that always wanted to win. That type that was never enough if she didn’t win, you know? I mean, winning is great, having a trophy to remember it by is great too! And fuck, nobody wants a participation award but… yeah.”“Well, my Mom and Dad always taught me to cherish every victory I get,” you explain. “There weren’t very many up until now.”Stack smiles at that. “Well, your Mom and Pop have got good heads on their shoulders.” Yeah, except for the teenage pregnancy part. But you’re not going to tell Stack that. “Cherish every victory you get, cuz there ain’t gonna be many…”You look at Stack, and notice her face has gotten kind of solemn. “Is something wrong Stack?”Stack slows down a bit, letting Ingrid get further and further out of earshot. “Can I uh… can I tell you something that I don’t tell most people?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>49048704I think the Aces might have graduated by now. Can't remember if they were in Trudy's year or the year above. The little Poles with big tank vs big Poles with the little tank might be fun too.
>>49048753The Aces were Juniors, so by now they've graduated.Big poles though are fair game.
>>49048739> PoliteTime to be a pal.
>>49048739> Polite>>49048764Thought so, probably for the best. The Aces with another 2 years of experience under their belts could probably tear through half our team on their lonesome.
>>49048739> PoliteAbsolutely. [so long as its not about my breasts]
>>49048794> another 2 yearsI mean another single year. I think I need a tea.
>>49048739>Polite"You have an unnatural attraction to girls with nice legs too?"
> Polite“Of course.” You hold up your hand, looking to her. “You can tell me anything, Stack.”She nods. The two of you continue running, with Ingrid getting smaller and smaller as you slow down. “My family’s big alright? Since everything’s big in Texas, well except for me,” she says bluntly. “But um… I got three big sisters, they’re a lot smarter than me, they actually command tanks, they’re a lot prettier than me that’s for sure.” She sighs deeply. “I can understand what Griselda is going through somewhat.”“You’re concerned with living in their shadow?” you ask.Stack shakes her head. “God no, I don’t care about living in their shadow. I-…” She stops up, and you quickly stop as well. You look ahead to see Ingrid continuing to run without you two, apparently not noticing you’re gone. “I look up to them so dearly. I have them to thank for getting me into Tankery, I have them to thank for getting me onto LGA despite my low grades and everything but… I’m not them. I don’t think I’ll ever be them you know, and I think deep down it kills them inside, knowing that they have a little runt for a little sister like me. A little musclehead runt that’s only good for loading shells into a gun breech.”“Oh, Stack.” You place your hands on your hips. “Stack, that’s not true, you’re not a runt.”She shrugs at that. “Compared to them I am. I just- you know, they’re in the Professional Leagues, they’re on TV, they get to have interviews with big wig journalists and get awards for all their hard work, and I look at that, and I say, ‘damn, I want that’.” She bites her lip a bit. “And I know they want that for me too. But… I’m no Commander. I’m just a loader.”[1/2]
>>49049296[2/2]“No.” You smile a bit. “You’re better.” She blinks at that, sighing. “Stack, if you want, you could be the Commander-““No, no-… you’re the Commander, not me.” She points to you, then points to herself. “No, what I want is… I want my sisters to look at me, and for once, I want them to be proud of who I am. That’s what I want. You can… sympathize with that, right?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>49049311> PoliteOf course.
>>49049311>PoliteKind of? As much as an only child can, I suppose.
>>49049311> PoliteAll these people with sibling issues and El's an only child. Also, check out this neat Cromwell with what looks like rubber or steel strips on its turret.
Shouldnt we point her towards grisgris.I think the grisgris would be able to help more.
>>49049311> BoastYou are a damn good loader. You are the backbone of a team. You need to know how to do everything on a crew. Commanders just have to look good and point at things.Its not glorious, but I'll be damned if matches aren't lost because of slow loaders, or stupid ones. If your sisters aren't proud of you, then they've lost track of the team, and started thinking of themselves as what wins matches. And that is not Senshado.
>>49049405I think thats a coating to make sticky bombs and such less effective. Is that what are Applique Armour is?
>>49049495You are thinking of Zimmerit coating. Applique is just blocks of armor you paste onto your already existing armor.
>>49049495No, applique is just extra armour welded onto the top of things. What you're thinking of is Zimmerit, which doesn't stop sticky bombs, but magnetic AT limpet mines (like the Panzerknacker). Only the Germans used it during the war though the British did experiment with it on a number of tanks in 1946. But that photo has a couple yanks on the back of it, which makes me think it might've been taken during Market Garden, though the US troops aren't paras (no jump boots), they could be Glider troops, who I think got regular infantry gear in the US army.
> Polite“As much as an only child can,” you declare. Stack nods slowly at that. “Look, Stack, you’re an amazing worker, and for that I have everything to thank for you. This crew wouldn’t be where it is without you. I hope that deep down your sisters do realize how important you are to us, and to an extent how important a good loader is to a team.”Stack nods again, then gets running. “Yeah, I guess.” She smiles happily at that. “Well, thanks, Ellie. I’m glad I got that off my chest. My sisters always say better out than in.” You follow along with Stack. “Come on, Ingrid might think we ditched her.”With that, you follow Stack all the way back.> LOYALTY QUEST UNLOCKED> The Destroyer Escort that Fought like a Battleship> Help Stack win the favor of her sisters.--Ingrid smiles at you both as she sets down the equipment in camp. “Thanks, guys.” Ingrid looks at Stack especially. “You especially, Stack. I’m glad a little shorty like you can at least sympathize with my plight.”Stack huffs. “Please, even a baseball nerd that does nothing but math all day would realize their bones are turning to dust from sloth. That’s a sin you know.”“Of course, of course.” Ingrid points to the tent. “I’m gonna head in.”Stack nods. “Me too. You coming, Ellie?”> Head in for the night.> Talk to a crew (Which?)> Visit Griselda in her tent> Call Someone (Who?)> Other
>>49049687>> Visit Griselda in her tent
>>49049687> Head in for the night.
>>49049687>Visit Griselda in her tentsee how things are shaping up for matches
>>49049687> Visit Griselda in her tentAsk about her shorthanded crew.Speaking of crews, got any names for the rest of the Polish, NSR and/or Automotive Fan Club's crews yet GS? Though could probably safely leave the Poles "?"s because Polish names.
>>49049815I think I actually gave them all names in the past but I'm not sure. I'll look it up later.
>>49049687I wonder who her sisters are? Another senshado family?
>>49049830Sure, not a major thing, just figured I'd ask before I forgot again. 1 RTR Cromwells in what's probably England prior to D-Day, judging from the cleanliness of their dress.
>>49049857All but confirmed. But I do wonder what they're all about and how they act. Aside from being big loud and proud.
>>49049940Probably a bit more welcoming/happy-go-lucky than the other Sensha-dynasties we've seen I'd guess.
>>49049997Quite possible, I also expect them to be well meaning but unintentionally say things that belittle Stack.
>>49049924Wait, no, assuming that's prior to V-B, then that's 5 RTR, not 1.
>>49049687> Visit Griselda in her tent> The Destroyer Escort that Fought like a BattleshipAhh, Leyte. Where for two successive days, DDs and DEs told BBs and CAs to kindly fuck off. Even with Halsey's fuck-up, that was probably the most one-sided battle since Tsushima.
> Visit Griselda in her tentYou open Griselda’s tent to find her changing into her underwear. “Oh, Griselda, I-““Come on, we’re all girls.” She motions you in as she throws her shirt towards her cot. You bite your lip a bit, trying not to stare at her pretty pink bra and panties. She bends over to open her footlocker, pulling a nightgown out. “What’s up, Ellie?”“Oh, just… wondering how you were doing,” you say. You sit in her chair in front of her desk. On the desk you can see a load of reference charts, photos of tanks, the works. It appears Griselda is in the midst of studying Hugo Gernsback School for the Arts. “I gotta say, I’m impressed with how you managed to replace the bogie and the tracks in today’s practice.”“Eh, it was pretty easy,” she says. “Any idiot can replace volute spring suspension road bogie with a bit of time and practice. That’s how they designed the Shermans.” Yeah, you suppose.“Yeah, but… there’s only three of you.”She sighs. “You’re here to ask why my crew is understrength, right?” You shrug. “Well, it’s really not much of a secret. Athena and Tessa left after the incident last year where we got sniped by Kursk. Semi-finals, flag tank, that stuff. It’s a shame, Athena was a really elite loader and Tessa would spend ages researching each and every tank. Great co-driver too with Luisa, the two of them were almost inseparable up to that point.”“I see.” You lean back. “Are they still around?”“Yeah, they’re Naval Studies, they’re why I hang around with Naval Studies a lot,” she says. “Athena is Engineering, Tessa is Command and Control, she actually works up in the Command Tower with Captain Spruance.” Really? Hm. “I do miss them sometimes.”[1/2]
>>49050131[2/2]“Why did they leave?” you ask.Griselda sighs. “I dunno.” She shrugs, then sits on her bed. “But, I do fine with Luisa and Yuno. You know, Yuno gave up the chance to go to Kuromorimine or Saint Gloriana. She didn’t just want to attend LGA, she wanted to join my crew. It always disappointed me losing the match that close to a world championship, not just… you know but think of Yuno, you know?”“Yeah.”Griselda waves it off. “I’m rambling.” She points to the desk. “I’ve been uh… researching Hugo Gernsback for the week after next when get off the off week. Rosehip and Orange Pekoe say they’re going to come and participate. We’ll be sure to welcome them in the morning, okay?” You nod. “Great. Did you want to bunk up with me or…?”> “Sure.”> “No thanks, good night, Griselda.”> Other
>>49050152> “No thanks, good night, Griselda.”We'll take our chances with the crew, they probably miss us.
>>49050152>“No thanks, good night, Griselda.”
>>49050152> “No thanks, good night, Griselda.”We need to get a hammock and hang it from the barrel of Oliver
>>49050152>“Sure.”Been a while since we didn't.
>>49050152> “No thanks, good night, Griselda.”
>>49050152> “Sure.”Why not?
>>49050152>> “No thanks, good night, Griselda.”
>>49050152>“Sure.”Why isn't she bunking with her crew?
Why am I not surprised these votes are always the most hotly contested ones of each thread?
>>49050421And we all know what the dice will chose in case of a tie.
>>49050458Pity they don't realise that they're chasing an impossibility, as Elodie is not for lewds.
>>49050495Elodie is not for lewds yet>>49050152>Sure
>"Yeah, they’re Naval Studies..."Subquest ho!
> “No thanks, good night, Griselda.”You shake her off. “No, I’m gonna take off, Griselda, thanks though.”She nods, smiling at you. “Alright, Ellie. You have a good night, alright?”“Night, Griselda.” You step out of the tent and look around. You see the historians gathered around the fire, with Patton playing the harmonica as they stare ominously into the flames, except for Giap who slurps up a bowl of pho. You wonder what they’re up to, but decide better of it and head back to your tent.There, you see Ingrid, Stack, Winona, and Josephina crowded around the iPad again, watching another movie. “What are you watching this time?” You slip into your sleeping bag.“We’re watching Saving Private Ryan.” Winona sniffles a little, as does Josephina, Stack, and even Ingrid looks like she’s on the verge of tears. “Oh God, the part where Ryan’s mom gets the telegrams, that always gets me.”You blink. “Why?” They all stare at you as if you’re crazy. “I mean I never watched it so-“Winona hits the pause button. “Get ready to watch it then.”“But-“ She reverses the movie all the way back to the start. “Um. Alright.”Well, guess you’re watching a movie to end the night then. What’s so good about Saving Private Ryan anyway? You do remember your parents not letting you see it when you were a kid, but that was because they said the movie was a bit too violent for you (you were about five at the time).Well, guess another movie to watch then.
>>49050632https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVscx2KAjYThat's it for this weekend. Not sure if I can come back next weekend (this is gonna be a recurring thing I'm sure.) But I'll update you with specifics later. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed. Won't be around for questions cuz work in the morning.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelAsk at: http://germanschteel.tumblr.com/Book Tumbles: http://germanschteelbookblog.tumblr.com/See you next time.
>>49050686Thanks for running Schteel.
>>49050686Good thread Schteel. Looking forward to whenever our next thread is.Really hope that all four schools are still here and active for the skills summit. Maybe we can show up Zhou Enlai and their scouting asses in a race. Drifting and puddles are involved.
>>49050605This guy gets it. Was gonna suggest at end of thread we check it out the next time our work takes us around those place. >>49050686Thanks for running Schteel, catch you next time.
>>49050686thanks for running schteel
>>49050686Thanks for running, boss.
so German is the long barrel 75mm Swedish gun legal for tannery?
>>49051018I think he's gone m8, but it falls into the required time period, existing prior to April 45. Though if anyone could trck down some good data on its ammo and pen I'd be very appreciative.
>>49051131what was the model?
>>49051389Bofors m/43 7.5cm L/54 I think.
>>49052258>Bofors m/43 7.5cm L/54Yeah....swedish rounds are hard to find.Anyluck on your end
>>49052317Nope, I'm on my phone at the moment though, had to pop out to do some odd jobs. Will resume my search when I get home and maybe hit up some of my Swedish mates to look for sources in Swedish.
>>49052401>Bofors m/43 7.5cm L/54https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/swedish-tanks-and-armoured-vehicles.856198/found this, does this help
>>49052448mostly stuff I've already seen before. The gun I'm interested in is in there, called the Pvkn m/43, but no references to its actual performance. Thanks anyway anon, I'll try to have something by next session.
>>49052580should we get the auto loader? I think the conventional format would be better.
>>49052610If the autoloader works in this universe it'd be nice but apparently the irl one was a bit of a dumpster fire, so conventional seems a better choice.
>>49052780So LMC will use the Jackson for the match on Saturday since that will be the one avaiable for saturday?
>>49052833Depends, the JT is basically up to spec except for missing its engine according to Schteel so it might actually be ready for the match. Personally I think the Jackson's a better vehicle but if the JT's ready by then it might be better to have them in a thing they already know their way around and are comfortable in, even if it's just having basically lived in it previously.
>>49053150but they never handed or actually moved the JT though, so they have to start from square one.
>>49053189Yeah, it's not perfect but no matter what they're in they'll be struggling with this match, so might as well get them started on the tank they'll be using going forward. Even if it is the closest thing to a physical manifestation of concept of mechanical failure to ever break down upon this Earth. Of course it won't matter either way if it's not ready for the match, and if it isn't we'll put them in the Jackson for sure. Besides for all it's flaws, the JT will let us deal with even the heaviest tanks Trude has from a range in excess of a kilometer.
>>49053323What was wrong with the JT? I know the engine was underpowered but as a mobile pillbox, it's fine as a artillery tank
>>49053382Its suspension was overloaded so its gearbox, engine and tracks often failed during operation, either when driving or even just while turning the vehicle, especially on slopes, and maintenance especially in the field was difficult, as was the norm amongst German heavies.
>>49053445Yeah but the gun itself makes moving a non issue. Does it?
I'm going to make a game about girls and panzer and it's going to be awesome.
>>49053505Only if the enemy is obliging enough to drive straight at you, or you engage at extreme enough ranges to reduce the amount your gun needs to move, which is something you should do provided you're a good enough shot. The gun traverse was so narrow thanks to the ungodly huge 128mm Pak 44/80 that it was very hard to track targets moving across your front, meaning that a smart enemy will force you to turn to keep them in your sights, throwing off your aim and leaving you vulnerable to outflanking.
>>49053526There's one already in development here: panzervor.tk maybe you could try getting in touch with them if you're serious. Otherwise good luck anon, put LGA in it.
>>49053546yeah but isn't that why we have the other case mate TDs to support it?
>>49053595Yeah, that doesn't mean it isn't a deeply flawed vehicle, just that we're doing our best to cover those and leverage its advantages. Which is exactly what we should be doing.
>>49053595If it gets out flanked then the gun is useless even if the tank isn't knocked out. Too much time and effort to move it.Best use would be area denial. Get it into a nice place with big open ranges and just sit there patiently. Either bait people into its sights or just have it as insurance.
>>49053636Thats the idea.>>49053617How about the Su-100 and the other new tanks?
>>49053636Yeah, pretty much this, you put a JT somewhere back from the lines, with good sightlines (it had excellent optics for all its other flaws) covering a likely chokepoint or avenue of attack for enemy heavies (think roads, ravines, river crossings and the like) and suddenly the enemy can no longer take that route, because it has just become a field for them to suffer 12.8cm death hurtling towards them from over a kilometer out. The thing has 200mm of penetration at 1000m against 30 degree angled RHA. Of course a smart enemy will make use of recce to spot your huge fat superheavy TD trying to disguise itself as a shrub or perhaps more like a small copse of trees and just not go that way, but that means you can essentially ignore that chokepoint, one way or the other. >>49053678The SU-100 is a solid tank destroyer with an excellent gun, good speed with moderately effective armour(will bounce most mediums at decent engagement ranges) and a very sneaky low profile. It suffers from its very low gun mount though, meaning it cant use its good speed very well off flat terrain without risking smashing its gun into the ground and breaking it. Jpanther is a similar deal, a bit bigger with a slightly higher gun mount though it can still be a problem in hilly country if you don't take it slow, it's also not quite as fast (only by a couple of kph though) but has slightly better armour. The Jpanther and SU-100 are generally very similar TDs, the SU-100 being in many ways the Soviet response to the Jagdpanther.As for the regular Panther there's probably not much I need to tell you. Early models are incredibly unreliable, later models are just regular unreliable, they have awful side armour and all the ammo is stored right next the thinnest parts, but a scary good gun, good crew ergonomics (except for the radio and radio operator who get squeezed into a ridiculously small space and can barely do their job) and good frontal armour while maintaining its mobility.
>>49053787didn't they fix the turret design for it though?
>>49053820The Panther? I can't think of what you're referring to, but none of the problems I pointed out were tied to the turret. It's not a bad tank, in fact it's a pretty great tank when its working, it just does have weaknesses even aside from mechanical function. It also suffers very badly from spalling (most German vehicles do, even those without Face Hardened armour as even German RHA was harder than Allied equivalent).
>>49053885I think they were making a new variant of the Panther iirc, one of them is legal iirc.
>>49053923Do you mean the Panther Ausf. F with the Schmalturm?
>>49054002I think so, its been a while/
>>49054020It's a potential upgrade down the line and should be legal, but it doesn't really add too much over a regular Ausf. G especially considering the expense or acquiring/making a Schmalturm.
>>49054072Perhaps but it is up to the crew. I think the new turet might be worth it.
>>49054114Yeah, it's a long way down the line anyway.