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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.

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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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illicitSoul
illicitSoul

Nice update :)

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Turkish007
Turkish007

Lovely looking death machine :)

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WhiteRhino27
WhiteRhino27

That model looks perfect!

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cirflexx
cirflexx

Looks amazing!

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Knez
Knez

This looks excelent.Great work lads !!

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hight_tower
hight_tower

(buried)

Désolé, il n'existe pas de bon traducteur français vers l'anglais.

Des images, que des images.

Quand le mods Stargate sous Battlefield 2 est sorti, après 5 ans de développement est avec un peu moins de 650Mo, les joueurs furent dégoûtés après deux jours passé dessus. Est il fut très vite oublié. Avec cette même équipe quand le mod sous crysis 1 fut sorti, j'ai nommé casus belli, il ne remporta pas beaucoup de succés.

Pourquoi ?

Très simple, attendre, patientez, etc...je suis d'accord vous faites cela bénévolement, mais quand ont développent quelques chose de fort important qui est une période de l'histoire et avec pour information le chapitre Overlord, les joueurs s'attendent à un jeu, même avec bug sortir.

Actuellement voici ce qui se passe:
2006: annonce du mods sous le moteur Frosbite de Battlefield 2142
2008: changement de moteur pour crysis war (cry Engine 2)
2011: stand alone avec le moteur (Cry Engine 3)
2013: 1000 membres attendent le jeu.
2015: vous êtes nul part, les joueurs vont oublier votre existence, forcé d'attendre ils oublieront petit à petit votre jeu.

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lptomtom
lptomtom

Quel manque de respect que de ne même pas prendre la peine de chercher à se faire comprendre par son interlocuteur (il existe d'excellents traducteurs en ligne), qui plus est plein de fautes. Commentaire inutile!

What a lack of respect to not even try to be understood by the person you're writing to (there are excellent online translators), and full of spelling mistakes at that. Useless comment!

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hight_tower
hight_tower

1) Je ne parle pas anglais, donc le traducteur je l'oublie. Car en effectuant cette traduction, il n'y a plus aucune logique au message
2) Mr fait son snob, j'en suis content, j'ai pas la bourse que papa et maman me donne chaque week-end.
3) En Belgique, nous avons 3 langue nationales. Appelle moi quand tu sera parler la quatrième
4) Je te signale que je ne critique pas leur travaille, apprend à lire correctement un peu avant d'aboyer sur le gens
5) Quand on annonce quelque choses depuis 2006 on est en passe de vouloir tester un jeu. Hors actuellement je ne vois que des images, deux vidéos et puis quoi...la critique n'est jamais inutile.

Si tu es dans les coulisses de jeu, montre moi alors une vidéo, une vrai partie, non alors je critique.

Regarde Verdun, ils ne sont deux et après 9 ans de développement le jeu est sortie cette semaine, ici ils sont combien à développer ? et cela fait aussi 9 ans de développement, mais à défaut de tout, on a pu tester le jeu.

Alors avant de critiquer ma critique, lis et regarde, sur le site officiel on ne critique pas, on développe chaque chose.

En tout cas, quand le jeu sortira, il a intérêt d'être d'une bonne qualité...

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rkraptor70
rkraptor70

Ah, the anti-everything gun.

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bossk123
bossk123

That is seriously sexy. Just got back from drill, and I already had a serious war boner. Your 88 just drove the hammer home, and "finished" me.

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Gnostic
Gnostic

I love all of this. When will you release?

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hight_tower
hight_tower

Quand ils auront fini de développer le chaitre 1, sauf qu'ils ne savent pas c'est quand.

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