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News Update #3:Coordination and Defence - Hello and welcome to another update of Traction Wars. This month we have a small update showing three statics from our upcoming airfield map.

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News Update #3

Coordination and Defence

Hello and welcome to another update of Traction Wars. This month we have a small update showing three statics from our upcoming airfield map.

The advanced tactics and air control (A-TAC) building was used to co-ordinate the squadron(s) both on the ground and in the air. Designed as a set of prefabricated moulds the building took a surprisingly short time to construct, allowing airfields to rapidly expand from small field bases to fully operational aerodromes. This ability to quickly construct buildings such as this proved to be vital in a war with such a fluid front-line. Maintaining the chain of command at the front would have proved to be very difficult without this technology.

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The small round pillbox shown below has a narrow field of view and was built to provide a fixed arc of fire.

These locations tended to be at the entrances to secure areas and the sides of roads. Mounting a solitary steam machinegun, these pillboxes were quick to build and would withstand small arms fire, they were however isolated positions and were used more as an outpost for early warning of enemy advances rather than as a serious defensive position.

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and finally for this update we have a pillbox. Armed with 5 conventional machine guns this position was designed to be one of a chain of holding points for any enemy infantry advance. With wide arcs of fire covering most of 300o it proved to be a difficult obstacle to overcome. The use of conventional machine guns in this design was controversial. It was however eventually agreed that the use of conventional machine guns added a sufficient advantage in stopping power and independence from a regular supply of fuel for boilers (the weakness with steam machineguns) to be worth the expenditure in ammunition.

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That's all for this update. Next month we hope to bring you a full update of new weapons and static defences.

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News Update #4

Gross 47 & Armstrong 35mm

Hello and welcome to another update of Traction Wars. This month we have a small update showing two new models by General Naga; the Gross 47 & Armstrong 35mm.

The Gross 47 Mk. II was the standard issue rifle for the Tractionist army through most of the war. The most common variant of this rifle was the iron-sight version, which was issued throughout the Tractionist alliance. It was designed and manufactured by Gross Armourments Ltd on Manchester.

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The rifle was also sometimes fitted with a 5x scope and this variant was issued to trained marksman across the front-line to provide precision firepower. Although accurate to 400m the Gross 47 was soon found to be not really suited to long ranged sniping and so a different weapon was issued to the most skilled marksman as they were promoted to sniper.

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The Armstrong 35mm anti-airship gun had a clip of 8 rounds of either traditional flak or semi-armour piercing rounds. Although it was capable of a reasonably rapid fire rate it took a while to replace a magazine and so crews soon learnt that they were vulnerable to retaliation from aircraft while reloading.

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Finally for this months update we're looking for new developers to join our team. In particular we're looking for Modellers, Level Designers, Texture Artists as well as Coders for both weapon/vehicle importing and custom gamemode implementation, although we'd be interested in hearing for people with other skills. If you think you might be interested then either drop Naga a private message on our forums or fill in a recruitment form here

That's all for this update. Next month we hope to bring you a update on the development of our assets ingame.

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy - - 761 comments

Sweet update, really like the renders :D now make me proud on the the texturing.

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Berserkr
Berserkr - - 318 comments

That's good news.

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Pirate-Ninja
Pirate-Ninja - - 12 comments

Woha Seems Epic

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Drenwick
Drenwick - - 146 comments

Nice

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