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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6 comments 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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reptiledude Oct 23 2013, 3:09am says:

Are the German character models going well? :D
Just curious.

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Oct 23 2013, 1:51pm replied:

The German characters are going extremely well but the sheer amount of variation which existed in the German army means we aren't quite ready to show them to the community.

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volcol Oct 29 2013, 10:47am replied:

Frankly I'm sick of the amount of work the Germans have behind them (in other words it's going very well! :D )

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cinco Nov 3 2013, 2:08pm replied:

zeltbahns and gaiters eh?

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yoje Oct 19 2013, 6:32pm says:

any idea when a closed alpha at least?

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Oct 20 2013, 2:46pm replied:

Afraid not. We aren't planning a closed alpha/beta at the moment but that may change in the future. IF we do then we'll make an announcement over at first before third-party sites such as here.

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AtlasTasume Oct 19 2013, 6:14pm says:

Oh, hey guys? The ever important question for every FPS game: If you look down, can you see your own legs and feet? :P

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cinco Oct 20 2013, 3:33am buried:


nothing more than a novelty feature.

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Roughbeak Oct 19 2013, 8:01pm replied:

Almost anything is possible with the CryENGINE 3. :)

Answer to your question: yes! ;)

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Roughbeak Oct 17 2013, 9:45am says:

With all these epic posts by the devs here, no wonder this game will rock.

It almost sounds like one of those games developed by a official company or even better! :)

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