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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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.

Posted 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.


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AmbientNoise
AmbientNoise Jul 4 2014, 11:22pm says:

I own and have shot both the Ishapore and the SMLE (in several variants), and without a doubt they are some of my favorite military rifles. Great guns, albeit a little on the heavier side (excluding the jungle carbine ofc). You guys did a great job on the in-game weapon, this game looks like it's gonna be fun!

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Turkish007
Turkish007 Jul 5 2014, 4:42am says:

The level of detail in your all of your work is too damn high! :D

Seriously, I love it. Great job!

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Argeomer
Argeomer Jul 5 2014, 9:04am says:

looks great

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Woozle Online
Woozle Jul 5 2014, 9:38am says:

Once again I don't know what to say.

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak Jul 5 2014, 9:41am says:

The details to the textures are just amazing!

This is going to be one great game, that's for sure! :)

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swelord
swelord Jul 5 2014, 5:25pm says:

Wow it looks more like a photo :O fantastic work on the gun and the textures

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