Traction Wars is a Tactical Teamwork Game set during the Second World War. A realistic and historically accurate environment for players to immerse themselves. For information about the first release please see below. The mod will be released in a series of chapters which will add new features and maps at each stage. Chapter One is currently planned to be infantry only but tanks and other vehicles will be added in a later chapter.

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InsanityPays Apr 22 2013 says:

Very nice! The left arm should be coming more from the bottom center of the screen, kind of like the bren- correct me if I'm wrong.
Will there be an alternate 1st person view with the sleeves rolled up a bit?

Good work on the SMG though, I can't find anything wrong with it

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Maniche Creator
Maniche May 28 2013 replied:

We're looking into adding variation to our characters, and rolled-up sleeves are just one of many, hehe.

Thank you for the kind words!


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SPY-maps Apr 22 2013 says:

"Will there be an alternate 1st person view with the sleeves rolled up a bit?"

haha, guess you were joking there InsanityPays.
Other then that, i do think that the left arm is blocking quit a lot of the view of the player. If the arm is correct i really couldn't tell, maybe it should be lowered realistic seen. But even when not then maybe it would be wise to lower it anyway, just so the player has a better view on the world around him. But, it's hard to tell this all from just one screen. SO maybe when i see it in real game mode it still works well.

All in all, as always, great stuff guys!!


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SirApple Apr 22 2013 says:

Thanks for the feedback guys. One of the reasons we show small teaser images and videos of weapons is to get communal suggestions, ideas and over-all feedback to help us with internal changes such as sounds, stances and animations (all areas which we are constantly improving and developing upon). Keep them coming!

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EriLyout Apr 22 2013 says:

The way the soldier holds Sten (holding the magazine) is highly incorrect. It was forbidden by many commanders, because holding sten in this way causes a lot of jam. It's one of the wwII myth's exalted by american war-cinematography.
Holding sten should look like this:
But again, wonderful model and great job.

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VonMudra Apr 22 2013 replied:


Here's the deal on the holding of the mag. Yes, regulations wise, you were not supposed to hold it by the mag. Repetitive use as such could bend the mag feed lips, causing misfires.

HOWEVER, regulations and general orders do not equate to what was done in field. The shroud had a terrible tendency to heat up, and as anyone who has fired WW2 era weapons knows, that metal conducts heat and FAST. I have burned myself just firing 3 or 4 rounds out of my K98k, then accidentally picking it up by the un-protected balance point. If a couple rounds from a bolt action can do that, imagine what rapid fire from a SMG can do. The MP40 was no different, and still the soldiers held it by the mag area. They were far more concerned with not burning themselves every time they fired it, and with getting accurate shots (the mag grip offers better control), than with the rarity of having a mag misfire if you used it many times in that manner. So yes, there are photos of guys using it by the shroud (mostly training shots, when regulations would be enforced), but there are just as many of them using it by the magazine:

In the end, the magazine hold is more iconic, so we went with that.

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Pythus Jun 18 2013 replied:

also, when holding it "properly" there was a significant chance to get your pinky finger caught in the breach, which would suck

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EriLyout Apr 7 2014 replied:

The only thing I will write here is "A realistic and historically accurate environment for players to immerse themselves."
And no, the photo you provided is just propaganda-style and saw no combat at all.
Regulations and general orders ARE equate to what was done in the field. Months of training just make it. Still, burning your finger is far batter than getting killed because your sten stopped shooting.
And don't feel offended, I really appreciate your work.
In the end, sorry for delay of my respons. I just got lost in time and space for some time ;)

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SPY-maps Apr 22 2013 says:

That does look very realistic Erilyout, guess your right.
And, when the weapon is hold like that you also don't have the problem anymore of that the left arm is blocking quit a large part of the players view of the world around him.
2 problems solved in one blow!!


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Teaser of the Sten Mk.II in-game.

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