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Chapter One: Overlord

Traction Wars is a Free to Play, standalone WWII Realism Game utilising the CRYENGINE. It will offer a gaming experience that highlights realistic and historically accurate environments leading you through the battlefields of WWII. The first release "Overlord", will feature the early stages of the Normandy Campaign between the British and German Armies. From the infamous D-Day invasions through to the capture of Caen in the Summer of 1944, players will take part in some of the most fierce and bloody battles in history. Traction Wars will be released in a series of chapters, each expanding upon the previous. Chapter One: OVERLORD, is currently in development.

The following features will be included in the first release:

  • Two Nations (Britain and Germany)
  • Teamwork Orientated Gameplay
  • 20+ beautifully authentic WWII weapons
  • Squad & Command System
  • Balanced & Historically Accurate Class System
  • Historically accurate and detailed maps
  • Custom Interfaces and HUD
  • Original Soundtrack

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12 comments by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Apr 11th, 2015

It has been a while since our last update, but rest assured the team have been very busy behind the scenes and could not leave you all waiting any longer - so we thought we would share one of the more infamous objects we've created to bring the levels of Traction Wars to life.


The German 8.8cm Flak 36 is rightly considered to be one of the great artillery pieces of history. While never as powerful or long ranged as its Allied and Italian counterparts, the Flak 36 made up for these deficits through deft training and deployment by the German Flaktruppen and fearsome accuracy. Whereas other nations were content to allow their large calibre, high velocity AA guns to serve purely in an AA role, with ground support forbidden until relatively late in the war, German doctrine was to make full usage of Flak cannon as effective ground support weapons. Beginning service in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion, it was quickly realized how effective an anti-aircraft weapon could be. An AA cannon's need for high velocity, long range, and hitting power matched deletions the same requirements for anti-tank cannons. The Flak 36 was soon finding itself more often employed in support of Spanish troops than fending off Spanish Republican bombers. By the early years of the Second World War, the Flak 36 continued to cement itself as the only anti-tank gun in the German arsenal that could cope with the heavily armoured French and British infantry tanks at all but point blank ranges, penetrating 86mm of armour at distances of 2,000 meters.


While the Flak 36 proved capable throughout the war of destroying enemy tank formations, one of the crowning achievements of any Flak battery during the Normandy Campaign was recorded by none other than Oberst Hans von Luck of the 21st Panzer Division during Operation Goodwood. There a Luftwaffe Flak battery found itself, by pure accident, placed directly on the flank of the advance of the 11th Armoured Division on Cagny. Under von Luck's orders, they proceeded to open a galling fire on the British tank forces. Knocking out between 40-60 tanks during the course of the battle with zero casualties to themselves, this single battle of Flak 36s was crucial in disrupting and destroying the British advance on Cagny, and inflicted such heavy casualties on 11th Armoured that the division had to be pulled out of line for a full refitting. Such was the massive impact the Flak 36 could achieve when well led, well placed, and with just a bit of luck.


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calgoblin
calgoblin Apr 29 2015, 2:32pm says:

Someone double posted... We're full of silly devs.

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut Apr 26 2015, 6:22am says:

Will there be al british landing beaches from Sword-, over Juno- to Goldbeach?

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut Apr 15 2015, 5:45am says:

Please tell me that there are troops from Waffen-SS too in that game.
It looks very authentic, can't wait of it.
What would be the difference to "Festung Europa"?.

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Maniche
Maniche Apr 15 2015, 6:20pm replied:

Free for starters at least *wink wink* :-)

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut Apr 26 2015, 6:21am replied:

That wasn't my question...I know it's free ;)

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Guest
Guest Apr 28 2015, 2:50pm replied:

Let me help you then (:

We're not very fond of including any SS devisions. If we would add a surtain battle - which included an SS devision - they will be represented of course. We want to stay as historical accurate as possible.

For any follow-up questions i would suggest to ask them on our forums. Much quicker!

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calgoblin
calgoblin Apr 29 2015, 2:34pm replied:

Someones posting as guest again! Silly dev is silly...

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Serathis
Serathis Apr 11 2015, 4:32pm says:

Neat, I almost forgot about this.

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Ushiri
Ushiri Apr 2 2015, 8:21am says:

Will there be a release for pple to play this year ?

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Wulfburk12
Wulfburk12 Mar 24 2015, 3:15pm says:

Is this game going to work on Directx10 video cards or only dx11?

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