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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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Enfield SMLE No.1 MKIII Enfield SMLE No.1 MKIII Lebel M1886
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6 comments by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Jul 4th, 2014

Continuing our current theme of slightly less common weapons to see in Normandy, such as the Lebel M1886 two weeks ago, we present an old favourite of many of us, the Lee Enfield No.1 SMLE.

The Short Magazine Lee Enfield No1 Mk III* is one of the most famous and popular firearms ever to be issued to a soldier. Robust, reliable, fast to operate and accurate with its ten .303 rifle rounds, the SMLE saw service throughout the First and Second World Wars. Despite the advent of the No4 Mk. I Enfield rifle the SMLE did not drop out of service quickly as supplies could only trickle in as the No4 was manufactured. Thus the SMLE never fully went out of service with British forces in non-priority theatres, serving throughout the Africa campaign as well as in Italy and Burma, with the No4 coming in haphazardly. Government-in-Exile forces also continued to use the SMLE, mostly adopting it as it was freed up by replacement with the No4. Some nations never adopted the No4. Sometimes, as was the case with Australia, out of a genuine fear and paranoia that the No4 was actually a ruse to equip their forces with an inferior rifle! Such was the love for the SMLE.

The SMLE would go on to serve, in one way or another, during the Korean War, and in many wars large or small into the 21st Century. Indeed, it is still produced in India under license by Ishapore for issue to their police forces (re-bored to 7.62 NATO), and it remains standard issue to the Canadian Army’s Rangers in the northern expanses of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Much like the Lebel, it is a rifle that has proved hard to kill.

Interested in joining the team?
The team is currently looking to recruit 3D Artists, Particle Artists and C++ Programmers in addition to a couple of other areas. If you have experience in game/mod development and are interested in being part of our friendly and professional team then please head over to our recruitment page for further details.

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Brainlaag Jul 19 2014, 3:15pm says:

Yay, an update.

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Rebel12Lz Jul 14 2014, 3:46pm says:

I wonder if this older Enfield rifle will be issued to a future engineer class :)

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ZYQUIST Jul 5 2014, 3:37pm says:

Hi Traction Wars Team,

i like to watch your beautiful screenshots. Please finish your game in a realistic way! Please don't add "recognition for hitting (hitblib)" the enemy like in Call of Duty 2, 4, +++games.

Thank you.

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Argeomer Jun 23 2014, 9:19am says:

so this game is all multiplayer right?how many players will be able to play at the same time?other thing, what are going to be the multiplayer mods, it will be team deathmatch,conquest the flag, free-for-all, etc. ?

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Jun 23 2014, 5:22pm replied:

Multiplayer only correct. At the moment we're saying 32 but we're aiming for more - large scale testing and optimisation needs to take place before we can confirm that though.

The game is tactics and teamwork based so you can expect team-orientated gameplay with objectives for teams to focus on. The "standard" gamemode isn't Battlefield conquest but along similar lines.

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Argeomer Jun 24 2014, 10:06am replied:

Cool :D ...well great work and continue

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Argeomer Jun 23 2014, 9:16am says:

Im already tracking :D

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Nomada_Firefox Jun 18 2014, 11:22pm says:

Be careful when you speak at a private message with Wookienator, he usually writes at public the information taken from private messages. Words which you supposed as private, he will make public.

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Serathis Jun 8 2014, 12:47pm says:

This looks like a great contender to Festung Europa. And you guys actualyl do updates! May the best game be the best.

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Wookienator Jun 8 2014, 7:25am replied:

I am glad to hear that ;)

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