| World War Two | Battle of Stalingrad | | August 23, 1942 until February 2, 1943 |
"The capture of Stalingrad was subsidiary to the main aim. It was only of importance as a convenient place, in the bottleneck between Don and the Volga, where we could block an attack on our flank by Russian forces coming from the east. At the start, Stalingrad was no more than a name on the map to us."
The battle of Stalingrad was one of few major battles encompassing the Second World War, where the Soviet Red Army stood alone to fight off Nazi Germany and their allies who were seeking control of Stalingrad. It was a heavily strategic battle, bringing about a decisive victory for the Red Army; the German Wehrmacht suffering from severe casualties and losses. This being said, the city itself were a major target for Luftwaffe bombers who frequently carpet bombed the buildings and infrastructure until the battle took place in rubble, and not an urban environment.
Take control of a military personnel in this forum role-play as either a Red Army conscript taking control of the ground, fighting while entrenched, concealed, or out in the plain open, or join the Soviet Air Force and bring devastation upon major German outposts while stalking your prey through the clouds.
This game has very few statistics to measure, and there are no formal game turns. Build your character and describe the actions you take, whilst fighting alongside some of the most courageous Soviet officers in the history of the Second World War.
This part is useful for your application, so please read it carefully. Red Army conscripts during the battle had a choice of what main armament they would like to use: they could wield a Mosin-Nagant standard issue bolt-action rifle, which fire bullets up to 7.92mm in diameter. The Mosin-Nagant was a highly effective infantry rifle which posed very well against small masses of infantrymen and had satisfactory effect against lightly-armoured vehicles, capable of leading a shot for Soviet army to roll in and devastate an armoured vehicle. The conscripts could also wield a PPSh-41 sub-machine gun which could fire 7.62mm bullets at a rate of close to one thousand b/pm. It proved to be a lethal weapon against large masses of entrenched infantry, but was extremely inaccurate at close range. Often used without a scope, it was used more as an assault weapon instead of a conceal-and-fire weapon.
Other roles your character can take on are more passive. They can learn to drive or fire main batteries of different vehicles including the Soviet IS-4 Heavy Tank, but often only specialized in one of the roles. Air force personnel, which are also playable, could pilot planes such as the I-15, I-16, LaGG-3-35, and MiG-3. If you specialize in antiaircraft or antitank weaponry, or artillery batteries, those could become an option of gameplay too.
Mostly everything in the game you meet is interactive and will bring upon a certain outcome. Your character's progresses are monitored, so much so that you could be an expert tank driver, but have no idea how to fire or even man an AAA battery.
Now for the application form. I've kept you waiting enough, so just copy it and fill it out.
Application Format Out-of Character Information: How dedicated can you be to the game?: Do you fully understand the concept and rules of the game?: (If not, please explain what):
Character Information: Primary nationality, if not Russian: Name: Gender/Age: Height/Weight: Role (Conscript or Pilot): Biography (Minimum of three paragraphs. Develop your character!):
Although there are no formal game turns, it doesn't mean you can kill the entire Wehrmacht in one post. No Be reasonable with your posts, and wait in between your posts too. I'll post from time to time explaining what you guys know, what is happening, etc.
Alright, on to the RULES.
No metagaming. Please, this ruins the game for everyone. If a group member somehow happen to find out about camouflaged group of light tanks, you may know about it, but your character doesn't. However, if your character witnesses the other character shooting in the direction, or the other character yells "TANK!", well then your character may have an idea.
No powergaming. This is 1942-43, not 2087-89. There are no jets, not even the Me.262 There are no supertanks, not even the M1 Abrams. You cant just fire 40 rounds of your PPSh-41 and expect the entire group of infantry to drop instantly. And along the track of vehicles, you aren't perfect with them. And they aren't a single man vehicle. I'll cover this more below, but even a King Tiger tank requires a Driver, Shooter, Reloader, and a Commander. That's easily 4 people in one tank right there. (Yes, three of them can be NPC's.)
No abusive or extreme language. Okay, its a war game, I get it. You can use words like "damn", and the occasional S-bomb, but if you start dropping them all the time there will be trouble. After all, this is the Minecraft forums, and the minecraft population is mainly children.
Details. This game is in the forum roleplaying section, no the forum games section. Sure, I may post from time to time, but it's still a role-play; there needs to be details in your replies. "I crouch behind a rotting log and take a shot at the nearest German officer" will not cut it. Typically, the more detailed reply is the most "accurate" in the terms of taking a shot. Try to describe what scenery and observations your character makes around you. I'll provide an example below.
Have fun. This game wasn't made to dictate or control others, which is why there is a less-than average amount of rules on here. Just your typical, "no meta- or power-gaming please" suffices. Express your freedom and creativity. (That does not mean a swarm of F/A-18E Super Hornets instantly fly out of the sky.)
I kneel down behind the rear side of a small, brick shed. Some of the windows are missing from infantry fire, and cracks are evident along the main support of the building from where several armoured vehicles fought out from between the outcroppings of trees. The nearest enemy soldier is probably some four-hundred yards or so away, and a light tank sits parked beside him. To the right, three more soldiers in black vests along with an official-looking individual stand, patrolling the small area where the tank lies. I know I would not be able to destroy the tank with a shot of my Mosin-Nagant rifle, so I am the affixed scope down onto one of the soldiers on the right. I aim a shot at his neck, and fire. It doesn't take long for the sound to travel to the German squadron's ears, and they are instantly at arms.
A post like this would probably warrant a reply from me describing how the bullet hits somewhere around his left leg or so, assuming the bullet drops from range.
That's pretty much all for now. If you're interested in giving it a try, please reply with a filled out application form.
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