Chapter One: Overlord

Traction Wars is a Free to Play, standalone WWII Realism Game utilising the CRYENGINE. It will offer a gaming experience that highlights realistic and historically accurate environments leading you through the battlefields of WWII. The first release "Overlord", will feature the early stages of the Normandy Campaign between the British and German Armies. From the infamous D-Day invasions through to the capture of Caen in the Summer of 1944, players will take part in some of the most fierce and bloody battles in history. Traction Wars will be released in a series of chapters, each expanding upon the previous. Chapter One: OVERLORD, is currently in development.

The following features will be included in the first release:

  • Two Nations (Britain and Germany)
  • Teamwork Orientated Gameplay
  • 20+ beautifully authentic WWII weapons
  • Squad & Command System
  • Balanced & Historically Accurate Class System
  • Historically accurate and detailed maps
  • Custom Interfaces and HUD
  • Original Soundtrack

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12 comments by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Apr 11th, 2015

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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kommissar Dec 25 2011, 8:31am says:

looks epic!
but WWII without the soviets isnt WWII..
without any discussion.

anyway, good work!

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[TWDEV]Brrr Feb 7 2012, 5:49am replied:

I tend not to agree Kommisar, by that logic WW2 didn't start until the point in which Hitler invaded Russia in 1941. And as Volcol said the Brits often do get unfairly overlooked, which is one of the many reasons we chose to concentrate on the common-wealth forces.

Other factions are a possibility in the future, but its too far off to tell. At the moment were placing all our efforts in bringing the common wealth faction to fruition.

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Maniche Dec 25 2011, 9:30am replied:

We'll be adding other factions later on, and yes, a WWII game isn't anything without them, hehe.

I reckon you can expect them on a later stage I think.


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volcol Feb 6 2012, 6:26pm replied:

For a WW2 game to be WW2, on your logic, it'd have to have every country as a playable faction in all manner of play. It simply isn't possible. Anyway, I'm really happy to see a WW2 game with German vs British forces, it makes a nice change as the Brits can so easily get over looked.

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kiarr Dec 16 2011, 11:31am says:

it would be cool if you were a team leader controling a few bots agenst other players doing the same like brothers in arms

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SirApple Dec 11 2011, 12:20pm says:

Thanks everyone for helping us get into the top 100. We certainty did not expect it!

Keep us going by voting for us in the top 100 :)

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agrenas Dec 11 2011, 6:23am says:

man this is epic

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9heads Nov 5 2011, 11:24pm says:

We need a Tiger over here.

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alex57347614@nybella Oct 19 2011, 9:08am says:

I hope there will be something like a gear shift function. That's one of the thinks i really missed in World of Tanks. Actually a more or less fully functional driving mechanism (gear shift, indicator ;), horn...) would be very nice.
But in any case i am really looking forward this game

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MaestroGamer Oct 18 2011, 8:00am says:

man consoles are missing this game :P ..

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