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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Serathis
Serathis Jun 8 2014, 12:47pm says:

This looks like a great contender to Festung Europa. And you guys actualyl do updates! May the best game be the best.

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Wookienator
Wookienator Jun 8 2014, 5:40am says:

Will there be a class system like in red orchestra, where some classes limited to one?

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Creator
[TWDEV]_General_Naga Jun 8 2014, 7:06am replied:

Our class system does limit the number of kits issued of each type to ensure that teams are well-balanced (and not all snipers for example). Balancing isn't finished yet but we will if necessary limit some kits to just one per team.

In short: Maybe yes

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Wookienator
Wookienator Jun 8 2014, 7:25am replied:

I am glad to hear that ;)

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Guest
Guest Jun 7 2014, 8:24pm says:

Are there going to be bots? I love bots.

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Creator
[TWDEV]_General_Naga Jun 8 2014, 7:07am replied:

OVERLORD won't feature bots as good and realistic AI is a massive job. Maybe in the future.

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ganja_rage97
ganja_rage97 May 29 2014, 1:04pm says:

how much do we need to wait for a release?

(sorry for bad english im italian)

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Creator
[TWDEV]_General_Naga May 30 2014, 7:33pm replied:

Sorry but there's only one answer to that..

"As long as it takes". We're working hard on the game and making good progress but it's massive job. It will be finished and released though - just not quite yet.

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Generalfeldmarchall
Generalfeldmarchall May 25 2014, 7:08am says:

hey dev, how many maps it will have at launch? and how many weapon?

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Creator
[TWDEV]_General_Naga May 26 2014, 3:53pm replied:

We're still announcing new weapons so we aren't ready to confirm the final number but so far I think we've shown more than 10 and we aren't finished yet ;)

We'll include as many polished maps as we can in OVERLORD but we'd rather hold one back which isn't quite right than release it unbalanced.

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