Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - skullwolf
Hey Tankers,
We are working on our next British vehicle and to satisfy those speed demons out there, we have decided to add armored car!

The 3 possible candidates are listed below and we will be doing a poll to find out which demon will be the winner!

You can vote via:
  • Join our dedicated poll at Discord (Look for poll-armored-car)
  • Leave your vote in the comments below


Speed demon #1 (RNAS Armored Car aka Rolls Royce)



Fastest of all 3 but limited to only 3 crew.

Crew: 3
Weapon: 1 x MG in Turret
Possible additional weapon: 1 x MG in Co-Driver position
Engine: 65 hp
Top Speed: 96 km/h
Default Armor: up to 8mm
Weight: 3.8 tons

Find out more: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/Rolls_Royce_Armoured_Car.php



Speed demon #2 (Austin Model 1918 Armored Car)



Slowest of all but comes with 2 turrets and up to 5 crew.

Crew: 4 or 5
Weapon: 2 x Turrets (1 x MG each)
Possible additional weapon: 1 x MG in rear position
Engine: 50 hp
Top Speed: 60 km/h
Default Armor: up to 8mm
Weight: 5.3 tons

Find out more: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/Austin_Armoured_Car.php



Speed demon #3 (Lanchester Armored Car)



Similar to RNAS armored car but comes with 4 crew. Front armor is well sloped.

Crew: 4
Weapon: 1 x MG in Turret
Possible additional weapon: 1 x MG in Co-Driver position
Engine: 60 hp
Top Speed: 80 km/h
Default Armor: up to 8mm
Weight: 4.5 tons

Find out more: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/Lanchester_Armoured_Car.php



Vote now!

PS: All specifications will be subject to changes!

Armored Battle Crew Team
Jun 29
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - Gattai Games
Hey Tankers,
The latest update with Mark V* is finally here! More details below.

Be sure to restart Steam so that the patch downloads.

Build v0.2.3 Change Log:
New Vehicle
  • Mark V* will now be unlocked when Mark V Male progression is 100%

New Trooper Seat Module
  • Trooper Seat is added to Storage Module. Each seat will provide 1 additional crew to the vehicle. The trooper behaves similar to the existing crew but with no ability/trait. Troopers can be deployed outside the tank as normal rifleman
  • Trooper seat will be available to all vehicles except Whippet

New Campaign Mission
  • Added a new Campaign Mission III (A Bridge Too Far) to Battle of Amiens

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issues with assigning crew in garage

Known Issues:
We are aware that Tank slots 1 to 4 might get reset back to default. We will be looking into implementing a solution to by pass the problem.
In the meantime, you can back up the "Tanks" folder in
...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Armored Battle Crew WW1\Tanks

Do let us know your feedback through:
Discord
Steam Forums

Armored Battle Crew Team
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - skullwolf
Hey Tankers!
Today, we want to take you on a tour of a new variant of Mark V.



Background
To counter the movement of British tank, the German started to widen their trenches. And the British solution to the problem is to lengthen the tank by cutting the tank in half and fit it with a almost 2m extension in the middle. The result will be Mark V*, in which the * indicates modification to the existing design (* is pronounced as Star).

Ironically, the Mark V* was not converted from Mark V. They were rolled out as new vehicles from factories and much more Mark V* was constructed than the Mark V during world war one.



More of everything
The main drawback is additional weight from the extension, which weighs about 4 tons. This resulted in much poorer maneuverability.

The upside of Mark V* is the extra space available for:
  • 2 additional storages are added to the rear.
  • 4 more gun ports are mounted (1 on each side and 2 on the rear top cab, facing forward and backward respectively).
  • Crew size grew from 6 to 8. This allows more guns to be manned!



Tactics
Mark V* behaves like a slow moving bunker. With 8 crew, you can deliver massive amount of firepower on all direction of the tank. Very useful when enemy troops are swarming the tank from all directions. The extra 2 storages also allow you to hold more ammo and/or fuel. This reduces the need to frequent the resupply point.

You also have to be more selective of where to mount additional armor as any extra weight will result in sharp drop in mobility on a already slow vehicle.



New Module - Trooper Seat
You can now swap the storage for a trooper seat! The trooper will serves as an additional crew in the tank and can be deployed via the sponson doors when the vehicle is in any of the Victory Point. Once deployed, you will lose control of the trooper so do weigh the options carefully.



Tentatively, Mark V* will be coming by the end of the month!

Do join us on Discord to chat about the game and tanks!
Leave a comment or like if you love what you are seeing!

Armored Battle Crew Team
Jun 15
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - Gattai Games
Hey Tankers,
We have pushed out the latest patch. More details below!

Be sure to restart Steam so that the patch downloads.

Build v0.2.2 Change Log:
Main Changes
  • 1.59 Inch Vickers is now unlocked right at the start to give Mark V Female and Whippet access to Anti-Tank weapon
  • Whippet is now unlocked right at the start to offer players more variety of vehicles to choose from

To ease the learning curve, we have adjusted Mission 1, 2 and 3
  • Enemy Tanks will not be spawned on Easy difficulty for Mission 1 and 2
  • Enemy artillery strikes are less often on Easy difficulty for Mission 1 and 2
  • Enemy Tank at the start of Mission 3 is replaced with an AT gun on Easy difficulty

Quality of Life Improvement
  • Killing the crew of AT gun and machine gun will now be counted as a kill on the objective counter in Mission 3 and 4. (But do destroy the gun completely if you wish to earn some additional XP)
  • All flamethrowers default target type is set to both Infantry and Soft (Used to be just Infantry). Hint: Flamethrower can arc over the AT gun and kill the crew
  • Mark V ability to crush obstacles have been greatly improved. Weight of vehicle will now be factored into the rate of destruction of obstacles
  • Prompt to enter Garage in Main Menu is removed
  • To aid in finding the downed plane in mission 5, the plane debris are scattered in a larger radius around the crashed site. "Capture Pilot" has also been renamed to "Rescue Pilot"
  • Shortcut keys for Ability 1 ('Q'), Ability 2 ('E'), Cycle Ammo ('F') are now remappable under Option
  • Crew will now auto take up position in the vehicle at the start of battle
  • In Mission 6, on completion of all objectives except “Destroy Artillery”, enemy artillery will spawn instantly instead of needing to wait

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed mission 6 minimap showing accessible part of the map as inaccessible
  • Fix Light armor not working on Female Sponson on Mark V Female and Composite

Useful Tips:
  • Do use Smoke or Star shell from the signal module as they are cheap and recharge fast. Smoke provides cover from enemy fire and Star shell temporarily blind enemy infantry.
  • Ramming enemy Anti-Tank gun can be the quickest way to kill it. Pop smoke before closing it.

Do let us know your feedback through:
Discord
Steam Forums

Armored Battle Crew Team
Jun 7
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - Gattai Games
Hey Tankers,
We are addressing some of the balancing issues the community has voiced out since launch.

Be sure to restart Steam so that the patch downloads.

Build v0.2.1 Change Log:
  • Resupply point will now give 50 fuel every 10s instead of 30 fuel every 10s
  • Small supply drop will now give 75 fuel instead of 50 fuel
  • 6 Pounder and 3 Pounder accuracy improved by 10%
  • Accuracy drop caused by moving and turning the tank greatly improved
  • Damage taken has been reduced in medium and hard difficulty (up to 15%)
  • AT Mine damage is reduced by 30%
  • AT Mine blast radius is reduced by 25%
  • Enemy Anti-Tank gun reload speed increased from 3s to 6s
  • Mark V tanks off road mobility improved by 20%
  • XP multiplier on Defeat is buffed from x1 to x1.25
  • Difficulty XP multiplier buffed up to +60%

Quick Reminder:
  • Use 'R' to order your crew to auto pick up ammo and return back to the weapon
  • Use 'H' to order your crew to auto heal once and return back to previous module

Do let us know your feedback through:
Discord
Steam Forums

Armored Battle Crew Team
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - Gattai Games


Armored Battle Crew is now available! Get your hands on the game and roll onto the battlefield with your tanks!

Please leave a review for us so Steam knows that you like the game!

Supporter Pack
Like the game and would like to give us more support? We've got just the thing for you! The supporter pack is filled with Unique Decals, Skins and the Armored Battle Crew soundtrack! It's not mandatory, but highly appreciated!

Join The Community:
Discord
Steam Forums

Early Access Launch Trailer:
https://youtu.be/VpeebTkyeOA

See you on the battlefield!

Godspeed
- Armored Battle Crew Team
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - skullwolf


--- TOP SECRET TRANSMISSION ---
TL;DR: Armored Battle Crew launches into early access on 6/6/2019 0000 PDT!

Armored Battle Crew WW1 will breach Steam's trenches on the 6th of June 2019 via the Early Access entry at 0000 PDT!

The Gattai Games' crew has spent the past few months working with our community (both on Discord and Steam Forums). Testing the game, fixing bugs, making improvements and balancing of the game.

It was a long wait since our initial announcement in October, but the time spent was necessary for us to deliver a solid experience even during Early Access!

Why Early Access?
We are looking forward to further building up our community to help us on the following:
  • Adding more British WW1 Vehicles (Vote on which vehicles we implement!)
  • Enlisting more playable Crew Members! (Suggest and vote on each new Crew’s traits, abilities and tagline!)
  • Feedback on Campaign Missions and Custom Battle Mode
  • Community Localisation
  • Bug-fixing and Balancing

Join The Community:
Discord
Steam Forums

Add us to your wishlist so that you won’t miss the launch date!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814740
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - skullwolf
Hey Tankers!

Today, we want you to meet the crew inside the tank!



Crew Members
Each Crew Member in Armored Battle Crew is handcrafted and unique it his/her own way with both strengths and weaknesses. And taking the time to learn about them is critical to mission success!

There's no permadeath system in Armored Battle Crew, so don't worry about your precious crew fading away! #notfeelingtoogood

Lastly, you have the ability to give your Crew Members nicknames if you so desire!

Roles


Roles are recommended job scopes that we think the crew will fit. Example, gunner will have traits and abilities that make them a better gunner. But everyone is cross trained to operate the tank so every crew can fire weapon or drive the tank. It is just that some are more efficiently so choose wisely!

Barrack
You can find all your crew resting in the barrack in the garage, awaiting your assignment.
Each tank will have a fixed amount of crew slots. You can assign crew in the barrack to your tank crew slot by using the crew panel on the left.



Crew Management
Other than driving the tank, most of the time you will be preoccupy with managing your crew. The success of each mission rely on your ability to micromanage the crew efficiently!

You can order the crew in the tank by use the following control:
  • Left Mouse Button on any crew to select the crew
  • Right Mouse Button on any module to order the selected crew to go to the module



Crew can perform the following actions:
  • Operate module (weapon, steering, signal etc)
  • Repair or put out fire on module
  • Restock ammo
  • Heal
  • Revive fallen crew
If you do feel overwhelmed, do not be despaired! We have added the following features to make your life easier:
  • “R” to order your crew to pick up ammo and restock the weapon
  • “H” to order your crew to heal himself/herself
  • “Space” to toggle slow mo mode (x1 speed and x0.3 speed)

Crew Statistic
Each crew has the following stat:
  • Health. If the health reaches zero, the crew will drop onto the ground and is immobilized. If you can revive the fallen crew within a given time, he/she will recover and regain some health. If not, the fallen crew will be knocked out for the rest of the battle!
  • Armor. Additional armor can be equipped via crew specialization. It will help to reduce damage taken by the crew.
  • Movement speed. The overall speed of the crew when moving.

Trait
Traits are passive bonuses/penalties. Each crew will have a different set of strengths and weaknesses as defined by their traits.


Example of a negative trait.

Ability
Traits are active bonus that can be activated in the battle. Each ability is tied to a role. Example, a gunner ability can only be activated on a weapon module. Ability will also have active and cooldown duration so timing is crucial.


Example of an ability.

Specialization
Each crew will have 2 tracks of specialization and a total of 16 perks (8 perks per track). As the crew gains XP and level up, you will unlock and be able to choose 1 out of the 2 newly available perks. Each perk will give your crew a small bonus to the crew stat, trait or ability. You are free to change and customize to your liking anytime!


Some of the perks will visually alter your crew!

Time to take a tea break. Stay tuned for more insight and be sure to WISHLIST the game.

Like what you see?
Leave a like and/or comment below or join us on Discord to chat about the game.

Armored Battle Crew Team
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - skullwolf
G'day Tankers!

Rimmy - Downunder Gaming has volunteered to serve as a Crew Member in Armored Battle Crew!


Get ***** son!

Armed with his traditional slouch hat, some alcohol and an artillery shell, he is ready to beat the Germans back!

That said, our matey from down under will need some cooool sounding Traits, Abilities and a Tagline to go match! It's a task of exceptional importance and it lies in the hands of you, our trusty Tankers!

Hop over (like a kangaroo) to our Discord to Suggest and Poll for Rimmy's Traits, Abilities and Tagline!

PS: Watch rimmy trying out the new Mark V Tadpole!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfm3qmRSEVQ



Armored Battle Crew Team
Armored Battle Crew [World War 1] - Tank Warfare and Crew Management Simulator - skullwolf
Hey Tankers!

Today, we'll invite you on a tour of the Garage!



Garage
The garage is where you'll get a chance to tinker with your vehicles before going into battles. Here you can change your tanks' weapon loadout, adjust armor and customize your ride with camo and decals!


Vehicle Carousel
You can add, remove, and switch vehicles using the carousel. Adding new vehicle is free as long as you've unlocked the vehicle.


Hint: Free Garage Slot!


Vehicle Info Panel
Important stats of the selected vehicle.




Arsenal
Each module of the selected vehicle can be modified based on your needs and wants. They range from weapons, engines, storage modules to fuel tanks and tracks.


Tons of weapons to choose from!


Barrack
You can find all your crew in the barrack. Use the Assigned Crew Panel on the left to assign crew to your selected vehicle. More details such as health, movement speed, traits, abilities and specializations can be found on the Crew Info Panel on the right.


Say hi to Desmond!


Armor
Additional armor can be mounted on the vehicle for better protection. Be mindful that additional armor increase the weight of any vehicle and reduces mobility! So, choose wisely!


Err.. is there chainmail?


Paint
Feel free to change the Camo and Decal that adorn your vehicle. Camo and Decal customisations are purely cosmetic and can be filtered between historical and creative (non-historical) versions.


Who said a tank can't look pretty in combat?


Tech
More vehicles and modules can be unlocked from the Tech Tree using XP gained in battle.


Hmm... what should I unlock first?


Alrighty! You should be familiar with the garage now!

Stay tuned for more insight and be sure to WISHLIST the game so that you are ready to roll out when the fighting starts!

As always, join us on Discord to chat about the game and tanks!

Lastly, drop a comment and like if you like what you are seeing/reading!

Armored Battle Crew Team
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