• News Update #33: A Touch of British Class (Part 2)

    Following last week's update "The Calm" we would like to introduce the other half of the British infantry squad.

    In Part 1 we saw the 3 main roles within the squad: Squad Leader, Rifleman, and Bren Gunner. Today we are going to see three more specialized squad roles.

    The Assault Gunner in the squad is dedicated to close combat. Officially, as assistant squad leader he would carry a rifle; however it was far more common for him to discard the rifle in favour of a Sten gun to add close quarters punch to the squad's assaults.

    The Engineer would represent attached sapper units. He was equipped with the standard infantry man's rifle, however also carrying explosive charges, wire cutters and other paraphernalia to support attacks on enemy strong points.

    Finally, the Grenadier represented the other support element of the squad. Equipped as a regular riflemen, the grenadier also carried a cup launcher which attached to the muzzle of his rifle, giving it the ability to launch rifle grenades, both of the AP and HEAT varieties. The HEAT round was weak, but still capable of penetrating the top armour of German tanks. The anti-personnel round was the same Mills Bomb carried by riflemen, but with an added flat metal base for the cup launcher, giving it a range of around 100 yards.

    These three classes represent the last of our squad element classes for the British and Commonwealth Armies.



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    13 Comments Comments
    1. Troy's Avatar
      Troy -
      Oh this is some awesome work! Can't wait to get a good realism match on there especially with these added roles
    1. Roughbeak's Avatar
      Roughbeak -
      This is awesome, thanks for the exciting updates!
      Hopefully you will be adding the "Piat man", in near future.
    1. VonMudra's Avatar
      VonMudra -
      This is awesome, thanks for the exciting updates!
      Hopefully you will be adding the "Piat" man, in near future.
      Piats were platoon level, issued out to squads. Thus, not part of squad classes.
    1. Roughbeak's Avatar
      Roughbeak -
      Piats were platoon level, issued out to squads. Thus, not part of squad classes.
      In that case..wow.. Traction Wars has got be one of the best realism factors and one of the best researches in da game.

      And again, wow i cannot keep my eyes off those uniforms and faces.

      Hopefully we will be seeing some ingame footage soon.
    1. TheTurk_007's Avatar
      TheTurk_007 -
      Again, these are masterpieces! And I suggested the wire-cutters a while ago... :3

      Can we see what it looks like?
    1. Roughbeak's Avatar
      Roughbeak -
      The complete collection, i made from Paint!
      But, i am really dying to see the Lee Enfield No.4, Sten and Thompson anims..

    1. volcol's Avatar
      volcol -
      The complete collection, i made from Paint!
      But, i am really dying to see the Lee Enfield No.4, Sten and Thompson anims..

      you'll need a little more space yet!
    1. Swaffy's Avatar
      Swaffy -
      Outstanding work, gentlemen.
    1. K. Steine's Avatar
      K. Steine -
      "the other half of the British infantry squad." Does this mean that we've seen all of the classes in the British infantry squad then?
    1. General Naga's Avatar
      General Naga -
      "the other half of the British infantry squad." Does this mean that we've seen all of the classes in the British infantry squad then?
      Of the squad yes, but not all the British classes.

      And yes I am being deliberately cryptic
    1. ScheifferB's Avatar
      ScheifferB -
      It's so refreshing to see such an array of different classes to play! I trust we have brilliant community members to take advantage of them too
    1. Gully's Avatar
      Gully -
      cant wait to get a hold on that lee enfield and **** up some krautz!
    1. SergeantBubble's Avatar
      SergeantBubble -
      Its good to see our lads not to be forgotten in games