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.


Interested in joining the team?
The team is currently looking to recruit 3D Artists in addition to a couple of other areas. If you have experience in game/mod development and are interested in being part of our friendly and professional team then please head over to our recruitment page for further details.

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stephenmbanham
stephenmbanham Dec 18 2013, 5:07pm says:

Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out? Youtu.be

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof Dec 23 2013, 8:18am replied:

Hooah ! This game already looks freakin ossum !

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SirApple
SirApple Dec 21 2013, 2:32am replied:

Much appreciated, thank you for the support! :)

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Skr13
Skr13 Dec 8 2013, 2:37pm says:

Awesome job devs, looking at the screens I feel nostalgic, and that is great :)
I would like to see objects like hay bales, broken trees, sandbags etc, across the open normandy fields to provide some kind of cover to the troops, and of course the popular hedgerows.
Thanks for for keeping the dream of many of us alive with this project.

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Sulieman
Sulieman Nov 7 2013, 11:13am says:

Tractionwars.com
Everyone register up so you will know all updates and stuff!

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Sulieman
Sulieman Nov 6 2013, 3:48am says:

i cannot go in tw website why?

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Sulieman
Sulieman Nov 6 2013, 8:46am replied:

nvm working now lol

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Guest
Guest Nov 5 2013, 11:58am says:

They've been around on the cry engine far longer than FE has, since early 2009 or late 2008 judging by the media. FE only moved onto CE3 last year or early this year. I know a fusion was suggested on their forums and both teams said no - due to the free to play vs pay to play issue

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Painmace
Painmace Nov 5 2013, 8:04am says:

Why aren't you working with the FestungEuropa (devs of the RO1 Darkest Hour: Europe 44-45 mod) team? You're basically doing the same thing...

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak Nov 5 2013, 1:50pm replied:

If I'm not correct is FE only working on Normandy? Traction Wars will be on to more countries and beautiful theaters. ;)

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Sulieman
Sulieman Nov 5 2013, 9:02am replied:

they r not F2p and tw gives f2p

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