Happy New Year!
There is a lot of content that we received over the holidays, so I apologize, but I really needed to do some pruning or else this post would have taken me a week to do. We received a huge number of Jade Cove memes, but I decided to include only a handful of them to keep the rest of this piece balanced.
For those that don't know, for your work to be considered for the Community Highlights, simply post them in our discord in the 'Creative-and-Stories' or 'Screenshots-Videos-Streams' channels. I'll also be pulling some stuff off the reddit and Steam Forums.
Content considered for this Community Highlights was submitted up until Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019. Anything submitted after this date will be considered for the next post.
Note: We try our best to properly credit all community work, but once in a while we may make a mistake. Please let us know if anything is off and we'll make corrections as soon as possible. Thanks!
By: Red Donut
This belonged in Propaganda but... it's also incredible art. Easily the most tasteful, well done memes coming out of this whole debacle. And I don't see how I could possibly release this community highlight without highlighting one of the most notable events over the holidays. This is really great!
Reminds me of my eighteenth birthday... lying in a bush late at night.
Man this looks really good. Looks like a shot out of Operation Overlord, with that church looming in the background.
With ads like this, who could say no?
By: Klaus and ZAYn0nDER
This is a 3d printed model of the warden light tank, printed and designed by ZAYn0nDER, and painted by Klaus. Absolutely stunning! Begin mass production!
By: Big Mac Gaming
Remember those rockets that you used to lob over half the map? This is what I pictured when seeing those bad boys land.
By: Big Mac Gaming
You can actually see BMG's bias in these drawings. You can totally tell how much more time and love he put into the warden variant than the colonial. You dog.
This is how it starts. First the free press gets some advertising, then they're being bought up by major corporations. Pretty soon it wont be the free press.... It'll be the Freerk Press!
These are super cute. Drive me closer! Weeeeeeeee...
True story. I'll bet most of our players have no idea there are female avatars in the game.
I'm noticing a trend here...
... Look guys, I'm telling you...
Woot woot is right!
By: Burning Grey
Look at that cute little chocolate bar! Darn this is good. Fair bit late for inktober though!
By: Belkan Lord (AnPanzer)
This seems like the groundwork for a miniature game or card game. How dare it tell me what I can and cannot do as a combat engineer!
Perfect. Let the airforce know exactly which trucks to strafe. Brilliant.
Rembmer boys, you need to wear one of these bright armbands when you go out at night. Wouldn't want to get run over.
An excellent compilation! It all started with a hat. Now it's a whole scene!
By: Red Donut
Ahh perfect. A silent night. A holy night. Launch that rocket and follow the Northern Star home to Bethlehem.
By: The Hoodied Thief
I watched a bit of the making-of video for the turret. While we can all admit this isn't a 3D print tank, it shows that you've got all the skills you need to do it. Make a 3d model of these. You clearly have the artistic capacity to do it. Just do it.
First - I love the name. Mochi Muncher. Second, this looks bad ass. Our HMG model needs a serious do-over. Lol.
Bogdan has done some amazing art for Foxhole over the years. I put his artstation link in the post below!
He did a whole series on these. Check the rest out on his artstation here!
Great detailing on the rifle scope and eyes.
Stunning rendering! Man this puts our own badges to such shame. Looks so good.
By: Insane Katrina
The man's using a shotgun. He deserved it.
You know you're a true colonial diehard when you're wearing your true Colonial diehard wristband!
Ahh, a family foxball christmas card. Such nice.
No image for this one. Just click here for this nifty google doc of tactics and strats!
By: TPS Geronam
This is a strategy/tactics guide. Not really many images that I could post up, so just click here!
By: Der Henker
The german community has been building for quite a while. Check them out. You can find their discord pinned in our german language channel on our own official discord.
I'm not sure what the 15:30 is in reference to. Was there a movie? Did I miss it?!
Oh wait I found it. The movie, I mean.
The festive christmas logo of Swords of Maro, by comrade Lercas!
Someone ought to tell those guys they have strings attached to their shells. What if they run out of rope?
By: War Journalist Asi
Wooow, that's a super old version of the map. Like super old.
Hehe... that's a cute little warden cufflink
By: General Phanter
And a happy New year to you too!
By: Red Donut
Never leave home without your red feathered cap.
By: Bandage Boy
An artists depiction of the famous Terran Marine. May he continue to strike fear into his enemies with epic soundtracks and soundboards.
They added a rocket to their coat of arms as a joke, to make light of the situation. Never forget.
We'll take y'er jerbs!
By: Fade Sevar
Depending on if this is a warden wearing the mask or a colonial, this image tells two very different stories.
By: Cpl Parker
Uh oh, does this mean Medcom has been reformed?! Noo! Medcom!
By: A Talking Cucumber
And lets not forget this little snip of drama. Both sides arguing for days over what to tech first... LTs or BTs.
Press Releases & War Stories
By: Colonial Press
I can't begin to express how cool these newspapers are. I remember this happening too. Westgate was a neverending battlefield while Heartlands and Umbral had become superfortresses. I remember on more than one occasion thinking we were never going to bust out of there.
By: Big Mac Gaming
Can't have a colonial press without an equal and opposite Warden press! Here's the newest article from Big Mac Gaming!
It was a red dawn the morning when our tank first arrived in Umbral. We were part of an invasion force there to take a strategically important Fort in order to allow us to have a foothold in the region. After we captured it I gave the order for us to move out and try and approach the neighboring towns in hopes of expanding our gain.
One after another the towns fell, until we came to some crossroads where the Colonials had setup an ambush. It was in near Thunderfoot where they had a Tank Ace of their own loaded up with AP rounds and being supported by a lot of infantry and Light Tanks. My own Panzer Kompanie took several tank loses and our Tiger was hit in the engine, puncturing the fuel tank. That meant that we were leaving a trail of fuel behind us, forcing us to resupply every few hours and thus limiting our effective combat operational range.
In the end however the enemy tanks were destroyed and their Tank Ace retreated, ultimately we had taken over the town but at the price of many losses which we could not sustain for much longer. It was the usual Urban fighting that we had of encountering enemy infantry with AT weapons hiding in every house, Light Tanks trying to flank us, it wasn't rare for me to order my gunner to fire HE or Shrapnel in already destroyed buildings. Every inch of ground we took was paid dearly in blood, fuel and ammunition.
After taking Thunderfoot it would serve as our forward area of operations base for a continued assault on Sentry, a town located South-East. We had also been reinforced by another Panzer Kompanie made up of another Tiger and some infantry, not enough for us to push through.
Upon crossing the creek bed we were faced with heavy resistance from the town, to our South there was a dense forest, to our North an open field, perfect for enemy tank flanking maneuvers, our only way to Sentry being through the road we dubbed "Hell's Highway". Up that god damn road we hit a stone wall in the form of RPG infantry and AT guns hiding behind every corner, the every present threat of enemy tanks trying to flanks us from the rear looming about. Finally with amounting infantry casualties and light tank losses, I gave my Tigergruppe the order to fall back over the creek bed, I deemed it unnecessary to risk my tank and crew taking a town with such fierce resistance with little to no support.
A few hours had passed with the enemy attempting no counter-attack, on the contrary, they were digging in even deeper into the Town. My radio operator notified us of High Command's orders to pull back to our rear lines, I was glad that we would get some rest and time to resupply, perhaps even our engineers would be able to fix the leaking fuel tank.
Several days passed and we finally received our new orders, we were to redeploy to the Western Front, Farranac Coast. Apperantly the enemy had increased their activity there due to the presence of a couple of rocket silos in the area, one in West Gate, where our once proud Bulwark stood tall, and one in Farranac Coast's region, near the important city of Jade Cove.
Our orders were to support any offensive operations into West Gate and repel any enemy such in Farranac Coast, and especially Jade Cove. So with our still leaking fuel tank I ordered my crew to mount up and roll out, our engineers had promised us to repair it but not in the timely manner our orders allowed to, instead we were assigned with a truck full of fuel to follow us as far as the City.
After a day's worth of fighting around the border and many unsuccesful attacks on both sides we were hit with some alarming news, the Colonials were preparing their ballistic missle. Of course our first thought was that they would probably hit our strategic town of Spade where our advanced ammunition factory was located in, others suggested that they would hit our large cities of Jade Cove, Abandoned Ward, our old Capital, or Saltbrook Channel, our large harbor city.
We were at least succesful in repelling most enemy attacks on the region but in the end the noose began to tighten, all available units were ordered to defend our middle regions at all costs, but the enemy kept cornering us, and as cornered tigers we fought on, ever so fiercely, ever so boldly, resisting the bite of the enemy, defending our proud Fatherland.
With the enemy beginning to encrouch on Jade Cove we pulled back to the City in order to resupply and setup a defense. Our engineers were ordered to blow up any bridges in the immediate vicinity in an attempt to halt the Colonial's Armored advance, lest they took Jade Cove and the rocket silo, but unfortunately for us that did not stop their infantry who swam accross, used rowboats and climbed the bridges and did anything in their power in order to thwart us.
After a long and sleepless night of us just simply thinking and talking while trying to repair our fuel tank, many emotions flowed through. Our loader received news that he was a father, our driver also was told that his family was killed while trying to evacuate Abandoned Ward. It started to seem obvious to us that things were beginning to take the turn for the worst, with my Kampfgruppe taking severe losses in Umbral we were the only ones still operational and fighting. Even with our damaged tank, I still had no other family besides my crew and no other home besides my Tiger, that was perhaps the only reason for my resolve to fight on, even in the midst of hopelessness and chaos.
In the morning of the next day the Colonials had reached the city's outter limits, they were right at our gates. I ordered my Tigergruppe to move to the crossroads right before the city, and together with a couple of other friendly Battle and Light tanks and some infantry, we held our ground for hours on end. With enemy resistence amounting, our ammunition depleting and our kills racking up, we were taking a beating. Ever so slowly did the Colonials try to push with their tanks only to be met with heavy 75mm AP fire, we were not about to let them have Jade Cove without a fight, and fight we did. Inch by inch they closed in on the city behind us, we being the only line of defense. I had ordered my radio operator to request naval support but to no avail. Our navy was stationed at Jade Cove but they were nowhere to be found, in the end I heard reports that they had been almost completely wiped out.
The Battle of Jade Cove had been raging for about 2 days now, they were at our door step and it was a sort of tug of war match but we kept holding them back, surprisingly for some reason they had no Armored Support but we didn't have any Shrapnel rounds either so we were forced to waste our HE shells from denying the enemy any sort of cover or strategic positions. Our radio operator was going through the MG belts so fast that the barrel was starting to overheat but there was no other way, victory or destruction were our only options.
Spade being hit by the enemy's ballistic rocket while we were fighting came as no surprise at all to us, we were expectig it of course but that still did not stop us from being demoralized. Then some good news came up on the radio that we had friendly forces digging in around the rocket site near Jade Cove which only served to strenghten our resolve in holding the city.
Alas after holding for days on end the enemy outnumbered us and our Tiger was knocked out. I ordered my crew to abandon the tank, with tears in our eyes and sorrow in our hearts, we fell back to the City Hall and evacuated after that. Jade Cove was lost the moment we were out of our tank, and there was nothing anyone could have done about it. I still remember the damage we sustained, 252 hits from all manners of ordnance such as 75 and 40mm rounds, RPGs, AT rifles, HE grenades, artillery and mortars, but our armor held for as long as it did like the resolve in us to keep on fighting.
It was the last time I saw the interior of a Battle Tank, the last time I saw my crew, my family. After that I woke up in a hospital with injuries which I was told I sustained while evacuating, the shrapnel had caught up with me and the only thing that kept me alive was the adrenaline. I also heard of our own ballistic rocket hitting Jade Cove, the strategic and important city which we held for days without any other support. In the end I suppose it was either that or allowing the Colonials to capture both the city and rocket site, High Command had lost lost their way if things came to this, and unfortunately the Fatherland followed. But we Wardens are a nation of proud people, so there is not a doubt in my mind that from the ashes we shall rise up like a Phoenix and turn back the Colonial Legion to the hell hole from which they came.
By: A. Soldier
I like that I can't tell where the fiction and non-fiction begins. Especially given the topical nature of the Jade Cove Missile Crisis, I think this story will be of special interest to a lot of people.
I love his images. Here's a collection of Camper's screenshots from the most recent War.
By: Press Corps
This. Was. The most amazing thing I've ever seen in this community Highlight. Not only that people would care so much about something in our game, but that Press Corps (Captain In Arms) would then do this series of interview and edit it into this live broadcast. Absolutely phenomenal.
By: Press Corps
And the followup interview!
And another follow up interview! This is incredible guys.