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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cinco Aug 17 2014, 6:13am says:

traction war and festung europe are two indie ww2 games on the cryengine with near identical art quality, goals, and design choices.

just wanted to mention this. because twice the people developing one game seems more optimal than half the people producing 2 separate games

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Guest Aug 18 2014, 2:17pm replied:

festung hasn't made a single update in over half a year, and they keep advertising themselves as the developers of darkest hour... but the darkest hour devs went on to develop rising storm!

festung europa is a write off.

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hannibaldinski Aug 17 2014, 7:31am replied:

I must agree with you though sadly both teams have very different goals. One of them is that Traction Wars is going to be free and the other payed.

But maybe having a bit of competition is good (:

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Guest Aug 17 2014, 11:36am replied:

irc traction wars was around long before FE was on CE3.

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Generalfeldmarchall Jul 26 2014, 12:05pm says:

Amazing! Can't wait to shoot with them.
Keep up the great work guys!

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Brainlaag Jul 19 2014, 3:15pm says:

Yay, an update.

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Rebel12Lz Jul 14 2014, 3:46pm says:

I wonder if this older Enfield rifle will be issued to a future engineer class :)

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ZYQUIST Jul 5 2014, 3:37pm says:

Hi Traction Wars Team,

i like to watch your beautiful screenshots. Please finish your game in a realistic way! Please don't add "recognition for hitting (hitblib)" the enemy like in Call of Duty 2, 4, +++games.

Thank you.

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Argeomer Jun 23 2014, 9:19am says:

so this game is all multiplayer right?how many players will be able to play at the same time?other thing, what are going to be the multiplayer mods, it will be team deathmatch,conquest the flag, free-for-all, etc. ?

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Jun 23 2014, 5:22pm replied:

Multiplayer only correct. At the moment we're saying 32 but we're aiming for more - large scale testing and optimisation needs to take place before we can confirm that though.

The game is tactics and teamwork based so you can expect team-orientated gameplay with objectives for teams to focus on. The "standard" gamemode isn't Battlefield conquest but along similar lines.

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Argeomer Jun 24 2014, 10:06am replied:

Cool :D ...well great work and continue

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