> Friday, July 31st, 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/bUU2v0z8There's some kind of air in everyone this morning as everybody starts to polish and clean their tanks. For once, everyone actually seems pretty excited for the match tomorrow. Even you can't help but feel some anticipation for it.Just the idea of finally getting that clean sweep and tying things up with J. Walter Christie Polytech. It's nerve wracking but the idea of it is just giving you hope.You quickly say goodbye to your crew and exit out the hangar with Denise. Thankfully, today she has her Kettenkrad. “Hi, hi, Ellie!” You step aboard onto the back, smiling at her. “Ready to go to work today?”“Yep.” You lean back against the seat. “You?”“Ready!” She grins happily, handing you a thermos of coffee. “Still, you look excited. I bet the match must seem like an easy sweep tomorrow, huh?”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>798696> PoliteNo match is an easy sweep, but I can't deny that I'm excited for the weekend.Complacency will be the death of us.
>>798696> PoliteI thought with the block done we were going to take the day off for Nona?
>>798790Admittedly, I did too. But then again, we never did get CP claimed. So, I guess it wasn't finished yet.
>>798790>>798793I actually forgot to include the CP count from yesterday so I added it in for today.I'm losing it.
>>798790>>798793Can we take half a vacation day? Take care of Nona in the afternoon, work in the morning?
>>798696> NeutralOnly time somethings and easy win is when you look back on it.I wonder if you can hook a carriage up to a kettenkrad.
>>798797I had a sneaking suspicion it was missed.>>798798Depends on what we see on the schedule, that said if we don't, it has to be Monday. Hell we book off two days next week to spend time with Nonna, and then work on the calendar.
> Polite“Yeah.” You lean back a bit in your seat, taking a sip of the coffee. “Honestly though, I think we're being a little complacent. I won't deny that I'm excited though, it'll be a fun match, but it'll be way tougher than everyone seems to expect.”Denise nods. “Oh, I get that.” Denise happily pats you on the back. “Just give it your all, Ellie! I'll cheer you on every step of the way!” Thank you, Denise. Always good for a pep talk-“Wait!” Winona hurries up to you. “Wait! Ellie!” What now? She huffs, panting a little. “Are you going to work today? I thought the block was already done yesterday!”“It was,” says Denise. “But I imagine the Captain will want Ellie there when she examines the place herself.”Winona grins. “W-... well can I come along then?” You tilt your head. “I figure it Ellie might have a day off, we can spend the day together, do some cool stuff! How about it, Ellie?”> “Hop on, we'll see what happens.”> “Sorry, Winona. Work comes first.”> “Sure, let's go.”> Other
>>798815> “Hop on, we'll see what happens.”At the very least, we can angle for a half day!
>>798815>> “Hop on, we'll see what happens.”
>>798815>“Hop on, we'll see what happens.”Maybe the captain will see how much WinWin wants to spend the day with us and she'll give us the day off.Have WinWin prepare her best sad puppy eyes.
>>798815> “Hop on, we'll see what happens.”
> “Hop on, we'll see what happens.”“Hop on, we'll see what happens.” She grins, then immediately hops onto the Kettenkrad next to you. “Your supervisor won't say anything?”“Oh, no, no!” says Winona. “I already told her I might be taking the day off today anyway!” Oh, well, that's nice you suppose. “I can't wait, you and me together, like Bonnie and Clyde, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, er... uh... what's another famous duo?”You scratch your chin. Another famous duo. “Caesar and Pompey?”“Yeah, those two, let's go!” The Kettenkrad speeds off into the morning day.--“Hm...” Captain Spruance along with several Officers personally inspect every floor, every pane, every bolt holding the new dormitories together. You watch nervously behind her as she goes through everything, sipping on a juice box as she goes along. “Yes, yes.”Carver and Caldwell stare in awe. “How does she do it?” they both ask.“I don't know,” you ask. “But try not to embarrass me.”Captain Spruance walks out of the dorm room, running her hands along the metal walls. “Hm. Ellie.” You walk up to her, then salute. “It's a surprise you managed to get things done so smoothly in only four days. I imagine if that delay with the scrap pile and the leak hadn't slowed you down, you might've been done by Wednesday in fact.”“Yeah, well, thank my crews first,” you explain. “They're the real workers.”“Yes, yes.” She folds her arms, smirking a bit. “Anyway... hm.” She pulls out her Officer's Pad. “Anyway, Ellie. I suppose just report to your office for now while the Navy sends some goons to-”“Actually, Captain!” You look back to see Winona saluting. “Captain, I'd like to ask permission to spend the day with Commander Zumwalt!”Captain Spruance glances at you. Oh God. “Really.” Spruance smirks a bit. “I suppose you two are friends, but you know, Commander Zumwalt ought to keep herself-”Winona immediately kneels down, actually only making herself a couple inches shorter than the Captain. “Pleeeeeease!” Winona's eyes water a bit, making her look like a puppy. Caldwell snickers a bit in the back while the retinue try to hide their expressions from you. Aw come on, guys.Captain Spruance folds her arms, then looks at you. “It'll cost you a Vacation Day, Commander.”> Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 8)> “Yeah, let's not.”> Other
>>799003> Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 8)Oh god Nonna...
>>799003> Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 8)
>>799003>“Caesar and Pompey?”Nobody remembers Crassus. Look how grumpy he is about it.
>>799003>Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 8)
>>799003>> Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 8)
>>799034aaaand forgot image.
>inb4 scandal with a boy painting three girls on their plane > Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 8)
> Spend the day with Winona (VACATION DAYS: 7)“Sure. I guess we can do that.” You look to Caldwell. “Caldwell.”“Zumwalt.” She folds her arms, smirking.“You're in charge, don't mess things up for me.”She rolls her eyes. “Please, I'm not the one who's letting their friends walk all over them!”“that'sbecauseyoudon'thavefriends,” Athena mutters.“What was that?!” yells Caldwell.“Right, right, enough.” Captain Spruance calms the nerves around the place. “Elodie. You'll be taking a vacation day. Yes, Caldwell, take command of the Block. Athena, Tessa, help her out. Carver, get back to what you were doing. Hilda, I want a full report on expenses for future maintenance towards the rest of the year for this dormitory, send that to Caldwell, she'll review it. Am I clear to you all?”“Yes, ma'am!”“Good.” Captain Spruance takes another sip out of her juice box. “Let's get going then.”--“Yes!” Winona raises her arms as the two of you leave the elevator back up to the surface. “Finally a day out with my roommate and my tank commander, Elodie R. Zumwalt!” She smile a little. “Did you ever tell me what the R stood for?”“It's Rosetta,” you say. She tilts her head. “I was named after my grandma.”“Oh, did she do Tankery too?” asks Winona.“I honestly don't know. I've never talked much with my grandparents ever. I don't even know where they live.”“Huh.” Winona purses her lips a bit. “Well, hey.” She takes your hands. “It's just you, me, and the world!”You glance over at a nearby bush. Unbeknownst to Winona, Denise and Mulcahy are stalking the two of you, ready to follow your orders and ensure a quick bailout in case things go awry. They both give thumbs up, ready to go.“So, what do you want to do today?”> “Let's see if we can't get some Unlimited Tankery stuff going.”> “Head to the pool I guess. Been forever since I went swimming.”> “Let's go shopping for clothes I guess.”> Other
>>799098>“Let's see if we can't get some Unlimited Tankery stuff going.”
>>799098> “Let's see if we can't get some Unlimited Tankery stuff going.”We can relax later in the day, let's get a start on this first.
>>799098> “Head to the pool I guess. Been forever since I went swimming.”I want to do some Unlimited Tankery stuff too, but lets start with what Nonna most wanted to do last week.
>>799124It's still the morning. You don't go to the pool at like 10am.
>>799098> “Let's see if we can't get some Unlimited Tankery stuff going.”Crazyness now, pool later.
>>799098>“Head to the pool I guess. Been forever since I went swimming.”As much as I want to jumpstart LGA Unlimited, LGA NATO is having enough problems and I don't want to split potential resources.
>>799098>> “Head to the pool I guess. Been forever since I went swimming.”Looking into other tankery shenanigans seems unwise right now.
>>799198We're just going to be setting up the foundations of a future team, and we certainly won't be using NATO resources for it. Unlimited probably has a different season anyway, so it won't take away from our team at all.
Rolled 1 (1d2)Guess we're rolling for this tie.1. Swimsuit time2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_DqV1xdf-Y
>>799228I'm not suggesting that we use NATO to fund Unlimited, but if a sponsor can only support one team, it would be awkward to explain why we didn't get them for an existing team that needs it.Same for crews or tanks.I expect there will be a few sponsors and potential crews that are only interested in Unlimited, but why take chances right now.Later on, when things are stable, then we could go for it.
>>799263Woot Woot swim suit!
>>799274I think the setup isn't nearly that complex. From the sounds of things, it's about building a tank to compete, that's all.Anyways, I bet if we do some digging where Kathy found stuff we may find a part or two for free.For now, swimsuits.
> “Head to the pool I guess. Been forever since I went swimming.”--“Heads up!” Winona immediately cannon balls into the pool, splattering you with eye stinging water. You decided to settle on the plain old school swimsuit, while Winona quickly busted out a blue bikini. She immediately pops back out of the water, then squirts some water into your face.“Agh! Damn it, Winona!” You clean water out of your eyes. “I'm blind!”“Aha! Take this!” Winona immediately splashes some water at you. “And that!” More water comes right at you.“Stop!” You slam the water down with your hands, and she gets sprayed a bit by some droplets. She laughs outrageously as the two of you continue to splash water at each other. Even you can't help but laugh at this. It's such a warm day, the water feels so fine, and everyone around is having fun!After the two of you tire each other out, you quickly swim back to the edge of the pool, then rest yourselves against the gutters. “Aaah, I love the pool! Back home, the pool was where I had my best ideas!” she says.“Ideas?” you ask as you reach for your glasses back ashore. You grab them then pull them on so you can actually see things.“Yeah! Ideas for Unlimited Tankery stuff!” Winona pokes you in the side, making you giggle a bit. “Ellie. Listen, have you ever thought of a tank that could be useful for Unlimited?”“Uh. Well.” You shrug. “I dunno.”“Think.” She holds out a hand to you, smiling. “Just let the water- oh, forget this sage stuff. Think of something, anything! That's the charm of Unlimited!”Well uh...> THINK OF AN UNLIMITED TANK> FREE WRITE
>>799308Well, when I think of tanks I think of Oliver, and of what makes Oliver the best. I guess the best thing would be a way to make a tank that has a lot of speed, without sacrificing mobility or the power of a gun. If we could soup up an engine and find a way to simulate the idea of a third tread, that would probably be something to look forward to.
>>799308> FREE WRITEA Tetrarch chassis with greatly widened tracks, an enlarged engine mounting for a Meteor and the turret from an Alvis Saladin. A fast, mobile HESH spammer.A TOG II hull with a turbine engine, freeing up fighting compartment space so that instead of the 17 pounder turret it can mount a pair of twin QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun turrets, one behind the other.
>>799308>THINK OF AN UNLIMITED TANKWith the right systems:GUNHEDThink of it, suburban area, poor visibility, then suddenly Standing Mode over the top of bungalo!
>>799308>> THINK OF AN UNLIMITED TANKModified King Tiger Chassis with IS3 Turret and 100 mm gun, with turbocharged engine
>>799393Oh and the TOG II gets a duplex drive and pontoon flotation devices, so that it can truly become the HMS Dank Meme.
>>799408Zog me, dat first one is a beauty!
“Uh... A fast tank with lots of speed without sacrificing agility or the gun? A Tetrarch maybe with wide tracks with the turret from an Alvis Saladin. A TOG II with a pair of naval gun turrets. A King Tiger with an IS-3 turret and a 100mm gun, stuff like that?”Winona nods, scratching her chin a bit. “I see. I see.”“How's that?” you ask.“It's a start!” Winona grins happily. She wraps her arm around you. “Just imagine it, Ellie! I already put some money together to invest in a chassis.” Oh? “It'll be delivered after the match, we can work on it!”“What kind of tank is it?”“I don't know!” she says proudly. “But we'll see when it comes, okay?” You sigh. Okay. You suppose Winona needs someone like you to help with her judgment maybe. She pinches at the shoulder strap on your swimsuit. “How come you're not wearing the swimsuits we bought you?”“Because they're embarrassing,” you say. Not to mention that one Gertrude bought you. And you sure as hell aren't going to wear a bikini, no sir. You dip yourself into the water, bubbling up your breath.“Aww, but you have such a lovely figure!” You roll your eyes. “Look, see, some of the boys over there are looking at us right now!” You see a pair of boys, probably pilots from the Skycraft team on the other side of the pool. They wave, smiling at you two.“Tell them to fuck off,” you mutter. Winona laughs a bit. “Seriously, I- I don't like the attention, okay? It's- it's annoying.”“Alright, alright.” Winona's stomach rumbles a bit. “Oooh, I'm a bit hungry. The pool's serving food, want anything?”> “You go find me something to eat. Let me stew here.”> “Sure, let's go.”> “Stay here, I'll get you something.”> Other
>>799526>> “Sure, let's go.”Its not-a-date-guys-i-swear, we should keep together for now.
>>799526> “Stay here, I'll get you something.”A chance encounter?
>>799526>“Sure, let's go.”Do all the things we're going to do with our best friend
>>799526>> “Sure, let's go.”
>>799526> “Sure, let's go.”"You are sentenced to vacation!"
>>799526> “Sure, let's go.”If we stay here alone the boys might approach us. Though they should no to stay off Jockey's turf.
> “Sure, let's go.”You and Winona wind up at the snack bar and take up stools on the counter. The man manning it has his back to you, washing his hands in the sink. “Excuse me, sir!” says Winona. “Me and my girlfriend want something to eat!” You punch Winona in the arm. “Ow!”He turns around, revealing himself as Oleg. Who else. “Da! Will be getting to you. What is your order?”“Two hot dogs, a basket of fries, and a pair of sodas,” says Winona. She looks at you. “Don't worry, it's on me.” She takes out her purse and places the money down. Oh, that still makes you feel guilty! Oleg places down a pair of hot dogs for you along with the fries and drinks. “Oleg, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be working on the tanks?”“I work many odd jobs round LGA, and for Skycraft team,” he says.“Why the pool in particular?” you ask.He shrugs, watching as a pair of girls in bikinis walk by. “Reasons.” Really. “Still, strange to see you outside of work, solnyshka.”“It's a day off for her!” says Winona. “We're spending the day together!” Winona smiles, gently wrapping her arm around you and bringing you close. “Gonna do some cool stuff today! First the pool, then I think we go shopping too, and I think we oughta get Ellie something to wear too.”“Ah, not going to go with the full Yutani merchandise? They have very shor- I mean cute dresses.”You take a bite out of your hot dog, grunting. “I guess.”> Talk with Winona a bit. (About what?)> “Need any help behind the counter, Oleg?”> Finish up lunch, head out and do something else (What?)> Other
>>799657> Talk with Winona a bit. (About what?)Couple things, we should probably talk about how we will acquire funds for the unlimited tank without taking away from NATO. In addition, maybe we can talk about our respective families, bond over that.
>>799657>Finish up lunch, head out and do something else (What?)Winonna wants to shop, we can go browse for practical things.
>>799543Sauce? It's a Generals mod, but which one? Doesn't look like Shockwave or RoTR.
>>799657> Talk with Winona a bit."You know, you're always so quick to be, lewd, but I don't think you've ever really talked about liking anyone Nona. Anyone caught your eye? And don't just say me then giggle."
>>799657>Talk with Winona a bit. (About what?)"Tell me about the Unlimited rules. Also. wanna start a Keijo league?"
>>799657>> Finish up lunch, head out and do something else (What?)Lets talk about Unlimited and where we might able to scourge some starter tank.
> Talk with Winona a bit. (About what?)“How do you think we'll get money for the Unlimited team if you don't want your Dad funding it?”“I was hoping I could get a sponsorship from somewhere. Don't know where though,” she says. “I mean, Unlimited teams are usually funded by automotive companies like the Tankery teams are, but there's usually some outliers. Heck, J. Walter Christie makes so much money they can afford to sell surplus parts and hulls to other teams,” she explains.“I see.” You crunch down on a fry. “So, ask Christie then for money?”“If it comes to it, but I'd rather we try to find a way for LGA to fund it.”“I see. I see.”Winona chews on her hotdog a little. “You know, Ellie, all this talk of money. Have you already gotten used to spending a lot of money now?” Well, first time it happened, it really tore you up. But now... wow, huh. You're discussing big money so casually.“I guess I have.” You shrug. “I mean, yeah, growing up, I didn't have much spending money.”“What did you do for fun then?”“Study.”…“Is that it?”“Well, occasionally I played basketball on the courts around my neighborhood but I never played with anybody,” you explain. “Or I just exercised, ran laps, stuff like that. What about you, what did you do for fun back home?”“Well, I lived in a huge mansion so there was all kinds of fun to be had!” She thinks on it. “Oh, right! There's a grand staircase when you come in through the front entrance! Sometimes I'd take a spare mattress and ride it down like a sled! Hehe!” She giggles a little at the nostalgia. “Sometimes I'd play golf at the club or ogle the High School football team doing their practice. Oh, and once Daddy let me fly his personal helicopter!”“You know how to fly a helicopter?”“No.” Okay, that explained itself. “Wow. The stuff I do must seem a bit uh... It must seem a bit odd to you. I don't mean to sound like a rich bitch or anything.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>799881> Boast"Don't sweat it, you shouldn't have to worry about watching your every word when talking to a friend!"
>>799881> PoliteI mean, it's a little odd, I actually kind of remember something similar I did with dad and a shopping cart. Not to mention the times I rode the back of his truck.Remembering the story we told Ingrid should be a good bonding moment.
>>799881> PoliteYou don't. And I'm sorry if I'm always going on about being poor.
>>799881>PoliteWould love to do them with you, if such an opportunity ever presents itself.
> Polite“It's a little odd but it's not anything too out of the ordinary. You know...” You point a fry at her, smiling a little. “I used to ride in the back of my Dad's truck, when he used to move stuff for money. Sometimes, he'd have a couch in there, and he'd tell me, 'Hey, Ellie, hop on!'” You shrug. “So I'd get on the couch, ride it, study while I went. It was pretty fun, having the wind in your hair while you read.”“Wow.” Winona smiles at that. “That sounds fun. Do you still do that?”“Nah, my Dad got fired,” he says. “But me and my Dad, we did a lot of stupid stuff when we were a kid. My Dad once dressed up as the guy from Alien, the one uh... the one who gets-” This is making you nervous. “The one who gets his chest burst open? He dressed up as that guy, and I think I was only like a year or two old because I barely remember this.” Winona nods along, paying attention. “And he dressed me up as the little larva, and the costume was me poking out of his chest, hehe. So uh... yeah.”“Hahaha!” Winona leans back, grinning. “Oh man! My Daddy actually once did something similar for Halloween. I was like seven, I think. And we were watching Terminator 2. And I told my Daddy, 'Daddy, I want to be the Terminator!'”“You went as the Terminator?” you ask.“Yeah, but not Arnold Schwarzenegger, I went as the T-1000,” she says. “So my Daddy gets me a police uniform, does my hair up neatly. And he gets me these silvery claw things to put on my hands so I could still carry the basket and get candy from trick or treating!”The two of you giggle a little at that. Ah, Dads.“Oooh, speaking of costumes!” She smiles at you. “Want to shop for some clothes?” She nudges you, quirking her brow. “I'll get you some nice sexy undies!”> “Nah, let's stay at the pool for now. I like this.”> “Sure, let's go.”> Other
>>800060>> “Sure, let's go.”
>>800060>“Sure, let's go.”
>>800060> “Sure, let's go.”"You don't always have to go so crazy on the 'sexy' stuff though y'know. I think it's giving me a complex."
>>800060> “Sure, let's go.”Adventures in dress-up!
What about the treasure hunt?
>>800107They're probably still drilling a hole in the door, we'll go check it out later.
>>800060> “Sure, let's go.”But no sexy anything for me. I am not for lewds! I am not to be stored on dick!
>Sure, let's goSexy undies ahoy!
> “Sure, let's go.”--You made it to a clothes shop again and this time, you enter in with the knowledge of color theory, fashionable accessories, and the amazing value of a nice hat. The two of you were now in the dressing room.You come out of it wearing a red blouse, a black pleated miniskirt with pantyhose and boots, and a dark grey vest. It's not too striking at least. At the very least, this isn't liable to get you laughed at by your crew members. Still, you like it. You might take it in fact. “Winona, how are you doing?”She comes out wearing some denim short shorts, a black tank top, and a big wide collared white t-shirt. Combined with her thigh highs and a thin plaid scarf, she smirks. “I am lovely! What do you think?”“Looks great,” you say. “Me?”“You look fabulous! I was expecting to have to buy you something for you.” You roll your eyes. “But yeah, you look great, Ellie!” She holds up a finger. “In fact, I got a surprise for yooooou!”“What is it?” Oh God, this is going to suck.She holds it up. It's a lacy bra and panties, however the pattern is navy blue and black striped flannel. Your blushing intensifies. Is this... “Some sexy undies!” How did she even figure out your measurements anyway!? “What do you think?”> “Put them back.”> “They're... okay.”> “Love it. I guess.”> Other
>>800243>“Put them back.”Not! For! Lewds!
>>800243> Other"If I buy these, will you stop talking about this topic? If yes, then I think they're excellent."
>>800243> “They're... okay.”We like them. But its still awkward for us.
>>800243>> “They're... okay.”
>>800243>“Love it. I guess.”
> “They're... okay.”“They're okay.” You say. You take them from her and look down it. It does genuinely look your speed you suppose. Not too sexy but not so plain either. Hm. Maybe one day. “Fine, let's do it.” She pumps her fist, taking it. The two of you quickly strip out of your outfits and back into your uniforms, then head to check out.As you wait in line, Winona says, “You ever go shopping a lot?”“Of course not, I was poor.”“Oh, right. Forgot.” Winona giggles a bit embarrassedly. “Sorry.”“It's fine. I never really found much pleasure out of spending money anyway. Money's for practical stuff not for fun in my opinion.”“I guess.” Winona hands the items off to the cashier.And at that moment, you get a phone call. You pick it up.“ELLIE! ELLIE!” It's Kathy. “ELLIE!” You flinch, holding your ear back. Jesus!“What?” you ask. Winona looks over, attracted to the sound of Kathy screaming over the cell phone.“I just broke through the door! And I found something really big and stuff and uh... can I ask a favor?”“What?” you ask.“Can you come and speak in my defense at the Student Security HQ? I've just been arrested by the US Government.”…Winona and even the cashier look at you in shock.“What did you do?” you ask gently and calmly.“I uh... that thing we dug? It might have been a nuclear missile.”> “I'll be right there.”> “Yeah, could you wait until tonight, I got some things to take care of.”> Other
>>800440> “I'll be right there.”Shit, we got to take care of our friends. Winona come with us!
>>800440Ellipsis,SMS that if you have to. > “I'll be right there.”You think they'd be thankful for finding the damn thing.
>>800440>> “I'll be right there.”
>>800440> “I'll be right there.”Errr, oops?
>>800440>“I'll be right there.”"Hey, Winona, would you like one of your Unlimited tanks to have heavy artillery?"
>>800440>“Yeah, could you wait until tonight, I got some things to take care of.”KIDDING !!Get our asses there now!And I fucking called it last thread! Round room lead lined what else would it be!
> “I'll be right there.”--“Elodie Zumwalt. I'm Agent Muldoon, I represent the US Government.” Several government agents were in the interrogation room with you. You wasted little time and spared no breath trying to get to Kathy. You sat with Kathy and Winona in the room across the table from the big scary black guy who introduced himself as Agent Muldoon. “I'm sorry for our sudden intrusion but this is a very serious matter.”Kathy mutters, “It's not like the nuke works.”“We can't take that risk,” says Muldoon. “See, the particular nuke in question is a PGM-17 Thor. And the payload happens to be a hydrogen bomb. Now we have eggheads currently working on if its still lethal or not after sitting in disrepair for the past half century or so, but we can't treat nuclear weaponry lightly. They're like loaded guns, missy.”You nod. “So. What's the damage then?”“Miss Kathy Wheeler here has been detained by the government until we can prove that she wasn't looking to sell the nuke for money to people we don't have to have nukes,” Agent Muldoon explains. You nod, fair enough. “Now, I believe you weren't trying to, but this is just standard procedure.”“Why even keep nukes on LGA anyway?” asks Kathy.“Academyships were legitimate targets of war during the Cold War,” says Agent Muldoon. “And they happened to be giant floating bases in the minds of a lot of generals. But after the wall fell, we needed to disarm, so we tried to lift as many as we can out. Von Steuben Academy in fact held at least fifty nukes, LGA a mere twenty. We gathered the first nineteen but we lost this one, apparently it was still stuck in its silo and someone misremembered something. You know how accountants are.”“So what will it take to get Kathy released?” you ask.Agent Muldoon nods. “Your cooperation and complete silence on the matter regarding the nuclear ordnance being moved. We'll also compensate you for any damages incurred by this.”“How much?” you ask.“20k, each.” Is that it?> “No deal. You can spare a bit more than that.”> “We'll take it.”> Other
>>800646>“We'll take it.”"Can we keep the nuke? We could really use a "fuck you all, I win" button."
>>800646> OtherRather than a direct payout, how about a recurring sponsorship for the team?
>>800666How the hell would the US government sponsor our team? Unless they do it by proxy through an organization like the Smithsonian, I don't think we'll be getting even a sliver of that delicious "black project" money.
>>800646> “We'll take it.”Let's just extricate ourselves from this situation as quickly and quietly as possible. A hydrogen bomb is not something to be played around with.
>>800646>> “No deal. You can spare a bit more than that.Not only you are detaining a minor, left nuclear ordinance on a ship after there was not use for it. You are in risk of losing face imagine the PR fall out.I want a sponsorship for a year for our NATO team through a 3rd party
>>800646>> “We'll take it.”
>>800646>“We'll take it.”When the scary government agents offer you a deal, you take the fucking deal.
>>800681But we can get a lot more. Get the 20k plus a little more via a third party sponsorship. Even if it's a minor donation for a year.
>>800646We have the high ground in the negotiation table. Imagine if it's armed or worse is leaking nuclear waste from the rot. At least get another tank or a additional sponsor ship
>>800674For a less-than-secretly military activity? I can't imagine the DoD being too afraid of directly sponsoring what's essentially an AFV training program.
>>800646> “We'll take it.”> OtherJust to check, there isn't any other left over military surplus on this ship is there? You know, spare planes, guns, maybe even a tank or two?
>>800646>“We'll take it.”The fallout (pardon) of finding an abandoned nuke on a schoolship is going to be ugly for everyone.Pressing for more can backfire. It could be spun as blackmailing the government instead of helping the country. And missing nukes on schoolships could result in the ships losing sponsors/staff/students as they all GTFO out of fear of more missing nukes.The only addition I would insist on is re-confirmation that all nukes that were supposed to be removed have been removed from all schoolships. We might press for total nuclear disarmament of schoolships or at least LGA
>>800646> “We'll take it.”I mean, if we can get sponsorship via proxxy or some other bonus I won't say no. But 20K for 3 people is pretty solid.Seeing as Winnona being brought along is an extra 20, after all.
>>800720>total nuclear disarmament of schoolshipsHell no. We need mobile launch sites in case ayy lmaos appear.
>>800715Wouldn't it appear suspicious that the DoD would be sponsoring this *particular* school out of all the schoolships in the country? That they would be performing blatant favoritism?
>>800742Third party companies at least ask them to fix one of our tanks
> “We'll take it.”“We'll take it.”“Oh.” Agent Muldoon blinks. “Alright then.”> + 20,000 DOLLARSThe matter is very quickly resolved, and after another hour of listening to Agent Muldoon rattle off the implications, you signing an NDA, being told what would happen if you were to violate said NDA, it was over. The four of you walk right out of the room. “Say, you know, my daughter actually watches you play, Miss Zumwalt.” Really? You look up at Agent Muldoon. “You happen to be her favorite tanker.”“Oh, thanks!” You smile at him. “Well, tell her I said hello. Do you want me to sign something?”“Just a picture will do.” He takes out his phone and kneels down beside you. “Come around, girls.” Winona and Kathy come into the picture. Kathy a little bit reluctantly considering she was arrested. You all smile into the camera, then take one heck of a selfie. “There we go.” As you walk out of Student Security HQ, you see a very big truck with a big rectangular container, obviously carrying the missile out in secret. “Right. Listen, the US government was here for a standard inspection. It was not here to reclaim lost nuclear ordnance. And it did not detain a young girl, okay?”“Alright,” you three say.“Great,” says Muldoon. “Miss Zumwalt.” He climbs up onto the truck cab. “I'll be watching your matches, alright? I'll be rooting for you.”“Thanks, Agent Muldoon.” And with that, the truck speeds away, escorted by several black cars carrying more government agents.Kathy huffs, folding her arms. “Can't believe I was detained just because they thought I was going to sell a nuke.”“Were you?” you ask.“Only to museum,” says Kathy.…“What? A nuke in a museum would be really cool!” She checks her watch. “Anyway, I gotta go feed my dogs, Ellie.” She shakes your hand, smiling at you. “Let's try not to get caught by those government spooks again. I'll keep in touch, alright?”With that, Kathy leaves as well.Winona looks at her watch as well. “Almost time to pack things up. Did you want to do anything else?”> Grab some dinner> Head to the Tankery HQ> “Anything you want to do, Winona.”> Other
>>800813>> Head to the Tankery HQWe need to know what we are fighting
>>800813>> “Anything you want to do, Winona.”whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpg
>>800813> Grab some dinnerWe should go somewhere fancy, to make up for this diversion from our day off!
>>800813> Grab some dinner> Head to the Tankery HQDamn, guess we could have gotten more. That sucks. Oh well. Dinner to go and then to the HQ.
>>800837Fucking told you
>>800813>Head to the Tankery HQLet's be responsible!
>>800813>“Anything you want to do, Winona.”
>>800813>Grab some dinner>Head to the HQWith the extra 20k, we can go Comet and not look back, iirc. Better tell Oleg to fire it up.
>>800813>“Anything you want to do, Winona.”And suggest dinner if she's not sure>>800851I will admit to caving to fear.But I will suggest he was expecting a more vocal response and demands the government admit to fucking up big.
>>800851Well, not much we can do. We are just going to have to work for some sponsorships and extra cash. End of the day, we could always donate to Gris'.
>>800887It's a fucking nuke! The pr on this will be disasteriois if it came out.The government only handled out only 40k for hush money that is fucking chump change even more so considering how fucking ridiculous the economy of girls ind panzer.We had leeway maybe a tank or at least repairs.
>>800936Technically 60k. Winona counts too. But yeah. Either way, we will just have to move on.GS will probably toss us another bone at some point. It just sucks as of right now.
> Grab some dinner--The two of you grab dinner at the same diner you discussed things with Stack way earlier in the month. Seems like yesterday you were discussing the downfall of her sisters. Still though, now you were eating some burgers, fries, a bit of steak as well with some gravy. “You know, Ellie.” You look up at her. “Other than that weird detour with Kathy, I had a lot of fun today!”“Yeah,” you say. “It was good, Winona.”“We should do it again sometime!”“Well, we'll see,” you say.“Think about it!” Winona smiles. “I think we take the tank, go exploring in the Mount Montagne wilderness! Camping under the stars!”“Well.” You shrug. “I mean-”Winona gasps. “I know! I can get Daddy to get my tankette over here, we can totally participate in some races! Oh, oh, I can get Rosehip to come around visit too, we can talk shop about fast tanks and speed!”“Uh-”“Oh, oh! I could totally see me helping you get a boyfriend too!” says Winona. Now that's just- come on!> “Winona, I think you need to relax.”> Stay quiet, let her speculate.> “Sure, we can do whatever you like.”> Other
>>801015>“Winona, I think you need to relax.”She's trying really hard to please.
>>801015>“Winona, I think you need to relax.”"I do like spending time with you, but don't you think you're moving a little too fast?"
>>801015> Stay quiet, let her speculate.No harm in her suggesting ideas. Who knows what will happen.
>>801015> “Winona, I think you need to relax.”"We've got plenty of time to be friends Nona, things will happen at the pace they happen, you don't need to try and force it. Just relax and enjoy it."
>>801015>> Other-Sounds nice-Sure, sounds fun (maybe a little side Tankathelon)-Nope! Not for lewds, not to be stored on dick
> “Winona, I think you need to relax.”“Winona, Winona. I think you need to relax for a second.” She stops herself, blinking. “Just- I think we're moving a bit too fast? We got plenty of time. Things will happen at the pace they need to, okay?”Winona looks down for a second. “Okay, I get you.” She frowns a little. “Sorry.”“It's alright. I can understand.”She smiles a little. “It's just- I've never had too many friends before so it's uh... it's really nice getting to have a friend do things with me. And all that good stuff.” She giggles a little. “I must sound like a dork.”“I've had dorks hit on me all the time in Middle School, you're not a dork,” you say. Dorks have thick glasses, wear t-shirts for bands that are way out of vogue, never shower, breathe through their mouths, and constantly stare at your chest. “But hey, next week. Maybe we can do something together.”“Right, next week!” she says.“No promises though,” you say.“Hey!” Winona stops you that time. “Maybe we can invite someone to come with us. Maybe Josephina, she spends a lot of time by herself.”“Yeah.” You nod. “Maybe.”You check your phone. There's a text from Griselda.> Strategy talk, need you here plsAh. Shit. “We better get to the hangar.”“Alright!” She lays down a tip for the waitress and you all stand up out of the booth. “Well, thanks again for taking me out, Ellie! It was really great!” And to finish things off, she quickly pecks you on the cheek. Blood immediately rushes to your face. God DAMN IT. “Come on, let's go, let's go!”AAAGHHHH--“Ellie, you look red, you got a fever?” Griselda and Iris stand around the table as you walk into the briefing room.“I'm fine,” you say.Griselda smirks a bit. “How was your day? Heard you and Winona had a nice day out for once.”> Boast> Neutral> Polite
>>801166>BoastAnd it was totally normal, nothing unusual at all hahaha
>>801166> PoliteIt was great, but let's get down to business.
>>801166Exactly this >>801173
>>801166> PoliteHonestly? It was quite nice. I don't exactly do this often, so it feels good to take a break for a bit.No need to bring up the events. Better to surprise her with extra money later.
Okay so we had 22,900 to start the thread, and now have an extra 20k from the gubberments, so I think we should do the comet upgrade straight after our upcoming match.Yes, it'll open the coffers, but we don't have much else we *need* right now, and I think we need to start looking like a good tank now we're getting towards the end of the season.
> Candido Mariano Da Silva Rondon University> Motto: “Non ducor, duco.”> Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil> Commander: Maria da Silva > x1 Mk VII Tetrarch (ELITE)> x2 M3A1 Stuart> x6 TKS-NKM (ELITE)> x5 TKS> x10 L3/35 cc (ELITE)> x 6 L3/35> x3 Panzer II Ausf. L (ELITE)> x1 Type 97 Te-Ke> x2 Type 95 Ha-Go> x1 Panzer III Ausf. N (ELITE)> x1 Sturmpanzer II Bison (ELITE)> TRAITS> - Dishonorable: They will fight using any tactic available to them wherever available.> ++ Heroically Impetuous: They are prone to irrational behavior, but their heroic resolve combined with stout discipline means even their rash decisions are dangerous to everybody including themselves.> + Unconventional: May employ an unconventional tactic or two, often to offset a disadvantage> + Stealthy: Are very good at stealthy movement and ambush> ++ Ambush Master: These tanks are great at hiding out and attacking at first opportunity.> ++ Tankette Master: Their skill in the usage of Tankettes means they exploit a flaw in the judging system, where the white flag won't pop until vital systems are actually hit (incredibly small targets in a very small tank).“Right,” says Griselda. “I think a good offensive push ought to solve this relatively easily. I know it might seem a bit rash but we're not going to gain anything by just sitting around waiting for them to come to us. They know that too. What do you think?”> “An offensive push is good.”> “A defensive plan is better.”> “I think...” Got a plan?> Other
>>801536Whoops, forgot the prior posting.> Boast“It was great. I had a lot of fun with Winona, we went to the pool, did some shopping, just girl stuff. You guys should've been there, I think we would've had a lot of fun maybe.”“Another time,” says Griselda. “I could probably outswim the lot of you if I'm being honest.”“Maybe,” says Iris. “Griselda, to the briefing then?”“Yeah.” Griselda draws your attention to the maps. “This is our new battlefield, it's a little patch of forest down in Costa Rica. First thing you should notice, those dark green splots are trees, lots of trees. And we think that their sheer density is probably going to cause vision problems, especially since there aren't too many hills in the area. So, this is going to be primarily a close quarters fight off the bat.”“Here's their roster makeup.”
>>801536>>801541>“An offensive push is good.”Don't let them have time to think. We'll most likely run into traps, but if we stop the Bison will pelt us to hell.
>>801536I am suddenly very nervous about this battle. This will not be fun.I am inclined to not go balls deep here. But I will let our full time strategists analyze before contributing.
>>801536>> “An offensive push is good.”>> OtherWe should see if we can gather up some canister shot for the tanks.A good hit by one of those should knock out a tankette by dint of hitting everywhere.
>>801536> “An offensive push is good.”I got nothing. Normally I'd have a plan but the map here is flat, boring and filled with green. Just barge a path at them and engage head on.My only advice is maybe stay off the roads.
>>801536> “I think...” Got a plan?Push as one group, making use of our Mediums to screen the heavies which will make up the center of our advance. We'll follow the road until we approach the intersection North of Santa Isabel, then swing around to its North through the rough terrain, heading for their start point, here our screening will have to be on point, to circumvent or blunt ambushes and force the enemy to hit and run, using the latter to move forward until the next engagement. Once there we can elminate their Bison and from then dig in with our backs to the map edge. Without any indirect fire capability and limited flanking potential, they'll have no choice but to engage us in a frontal assault. It's risky to be sure, and demanding on our crews, but I think it's our best shot.
>>801631The key will be to always absorb enemy attacks with our heavies, spotting ambushes or areas likely to contain ambushes with mediums and the Hellcat then either going around them or smashing through them using our heavily armoured vehicles. Even if we don't eliminate the Bison, pushing into their start point will force it to relocate, giving us valuable time to reassess the battlefield and make a choice on how to proceed.
>>801536Good god, two-thirds of that team is vulnerable to the .50. When in doubt, rake the bushes with machine-gun fire.
>>801631This isn't bad. It gives a little more structure than just saying charge them.
>>801650Oh, and instruct the Poles, Light Music, Delinquent and NSR crews to load mostly HE shells (NSR can mix in a few Shrapnel shells to). Nevermind a direct hit, they'll blow most of these lights and tankettes literally to pieces with a near miss. As for the rest of us, we should load a good amount of HE, with fuses set to minimum delay instead of impact. This way even something like a 6-pounder HE round will probably register as penetrating a tankette or the like before exploding within, which the judging systems should simulate as an instant kill, regardless of their trait.
> “An offensive push is good.”“I think we should take the initiative,” you say. “If we let them roam, they'll just walk right over us. We barge through the woods, follow the road, then swing south once we get close to the map edge. It'll be like playing checkers.”“Right,” says Iris. “I think this match will also rely heavily on the usage of our machine guns and HE rounds to knock those tankettes around.”“Of course,” says Griselda. “So we're agreed. An offensive push, decisively put them out of the game. If we can eliminate the majority of their tanks here, they won't have much to use in the Flag Match.”“Well, of course. It's an elimination match.”Griselda nods. “Oh. Right, uh.” She rubs her head. “Right, right. That's stupid of me.”“Okay then,” you say. “Shall we pack up then?”“Let's.”--Your tanks are busy being loaded onto the multiple C-5 Galaxies at the airport while you and the crews start moving towards your own jet for travel. Griselda however catches up to you. “Hey, Ellie.” You look at her. “Ellie, I got a question to ask you. It's about Carver.”“Oh?” you ask. “Did she get a crew?”“Not in time I'm afraid,” she says. “I don't know what to do with her. I don't want her to upset any dynamics in any of the undercrewed tanks, but she needs a bit of field experience.”“What do you want me to do then?”She shrugs. “You got any ideas? She came with you.”> “You should put her in your tank.”> “Just stick her in one of the undermanned tanks.”> “Let her watch from the sides.”> Other
>>801766> “You should put her in your tank.”"If you're not confident of her, put her in the hull with the MG, she'll be out of the way and the extra firepower will help against those tankettes. Otherwise, let her load for you."
>>801766>> “Let her watch from the sides.”>> Othergive her radio access but listen only, let her watch, let her learn see how we do things.
>>801766> “Just stick her in one of the undermanned tanks.”Non critical position. Which usually means Radio. I have briefly considered putting her into one of our spare tanks. She just drives and follows the rest of the team and nothing else. Cannon fodder as it were. Bit cruel though.
>>801766This right here >>801781
>>801766>“Just stick her in one of the undermanned tanks.”Radio or some similar job only, don't make her crucial to the operation but let her help out if she's able.
>>801766>“You should put her in your tank.”Is overpenetration a thing? AP will go right through these things, doing no real damage
>>801787I don't mind this idea. And then if she feels comfortable sticking her in RO for the flag match.
>>801766>> “You should put her in your tank.”What better than on the job training?
> “You should put her in your tank.”“You should put her in your tank,” you say. “If you're not confident, just stick her behind the hull MG. I'm sure Luisa could use the company. Otherwise, just have her load.” Griselda folds her arms. “Something the matter?”“No, no, just-” She stops herself. “Forget it. I'll let her ride with me. We'll see what happens, okay?”“Alright,” you say. “And hey, we'll-”“I know. We'll beat them.” Griselda pats your back. “Let's try to give Mariano Da Silva something to talk about, okay?”“Alright. Just make sure you lead us through.”“I promise, we'll get through it. Hold me to that, okay?” She gives a thumbs up to you, smiling. Then she turns and runs ahead of the group.Okay. Okay. Mariano Da Silva.Here we come.
>>801766> “You should put her in your tank.”
>>801877That's it for tonight. I'm going to try and keep up the pace with these faster updates. But not this coming weekend, I'm going to be gone on vacation. We'll see what happens next though.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelAsk at: http://germanschteel.tumblr.com/Book Tumbles: http://germanschteelbookblog.tumblr.com/See you next time.
>>801888Night Boss, thanks for running and see you in two weeks!
>>801877Gris didn't make up with her old team mates on the sly did she? Oh boy.
>>801888Thanks for running Schteel, this mean no Bomber this week?
>>801906We'll see what happens.>>801905Nah. She's just really hesitant to give up the positions occupied by them formerly.
>>801888Good thread GS. I hope we haven't erred in where we put Carver. Don't want her to have two bad an experience.Also hope we can battle the complacency demon. I am suddenly nervous about this team and location. It seems like a perfect storm to be let down.Have fun on vacation. Makes me a little relieved that I will be able to witness the fight. Was nervous about my own vacation interfering.
>>801888Thanks for running.
>>801910That was the other suspicion. Feels like we just don't understand how Griselda ticks.
>>801930Its complicated. At times I think we do, at times I think we don't. Griselda doesn't exactly help with her unwilling to disclose issues problem.
>>801971I dunno, she seems straightforward to me.Problems with her sister and crew mates because she's a bit gung ho and independent but also would like to stay friends with them. That about sums it up. Certainly far more nuance to it all that that but everything else can be derived from that top statement.
>>801980True enough. Either way, I guess Carver is going to help her get over it or confront it. I just hope that Carver can handle it. We may need to play good cop on any fallout.
>>801888Thanks for the fun, Boss. Enjoy vacation. Doing anything cool?>>801912This is going to be an ugly fight. No line of sight, outnumbered, and fighting ambush specialists.>>801930She's got issues with being overshadowed by her sister, lacks the infinite possibilities that her sister had, and pushes hard to make up for it and trying to do all that in a less respected or supported league.She blames herself when it doesn't work and refuses to accept that if she doesn't do everything by herself, no one will respect her. She doesn't really grasp how much work was being handled by Trude's crew. But she does recognize that her crew were an organizational team. They had experience in running things as a group, with built in divisions of labour.Plus Trude's primary ability was people skills. She could convince anyone to agree to anything and they would deal with it themselves, or she could hand off the workload to others.