The Tanking League (Intro)

The first story set in the Hummelverse. A couple of years after the original story was finished, a rewrite has begun and is currently in progress.   Check out the sidebar to read the chapters!   A sequel is also in the works, but I recommend only reading it if you read the original. Otherwise, you'll want to wait for the rewrite to be finished first. For updates, art, and announcements, check out my writing blog here.  

Origins

It used to be called "The Hummel Quest". The name comes from the original idea, which was a short story about a Sturmpanzer finding new friends on her quest to become a Hummel. This idea soon evolved and became more complex, and 90k words later, it had grown out of its original concept. The title doesn't really fit anymore, as the story's focus lies somewhere else now, so I decided to change it to "The Tanking League" in April 2018.   At first, the story was "marketed" as a World of Tanks fanfic, but since that game has no lore or plot, I ended up coming up with my own; there are few similarities left.  

Plot

The story follows the adventures and misadventures of a team who call themselves the the Tanking League. Starting out as a small group of outcasts, the team eventually grows as more and more members join during their journey. They meet other teams, find allies and enemies.  

Adaptions

The original version of the story spawned fanstories that take place in the same world. I also wrote some tales myself, for example Connected Fates and Exodus.   Additionally, there's the translations I mentioned:
TL - German Translation
Coming Soon: TL - Russian Translation   I'm also working on a cartoon adaption. You can find it here:
The Tanking League - The Actual Movie
I've been thinking about making a little game when I have nothing else to work on, but that's just a vague idea so far.


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    Exile
    Life, Failure / Mishap

    After being bullied constantly, Arty ends up killing one of her teammates and gets exiled.

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    Desertion
    Miscellaneous

    Awol flees during a battle. Sky goes to look for him and becomes a traitor to her team in the process.

    Related Location
    Bladeriver Camp
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    Abandonment
    Miscellaneous

    Noob gets left behind by his team and wanders off alone.

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    A New Friend
    Miscellaneous

    Awol meets Noob and they decide to travel together.

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    Reunion
    Founding

    Sky runs into Arty when suddenly, Noob and Awol show up.

    Sky and her brother are reunited and they decide to found their own team. Noob and Arty join it.

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    Night Encounter
    Military action

    The Tanking League meets Fox and Rex, who are on their way back from the clan wars. There is a big misunderstanding and a fight ensues. As it ends, the heavies decide to take the Tanking League with them to Falkendorf.

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    Arrival at Falkendorf
    Gathering / Conference

    The Tanking League arrives in the town and is allowed to enter, but not everyone is happy with the decision. The GW Panther in particular is mad about it.

    Related Location
    Falkendorf
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    Conspiracy
    Gathering / Conference

    The GW Panther is unhappy with the situation and starts making a plan for a mutiny. Nordic listens in, but is discovered and forced to help her.

    Related Location
    Falkendorf
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    Training
    Miscellaneous

    Eject, Fox, and Rex are helping the Tanking League with training outside Falkendorf. Nordic contacts them and tells them about the GW Panther's plans.   Sky escorts her teammates into a nearby forest and then returns to help her new allies.

    Related Location
    Falkendorf
    Additional timelines
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    The Pack
    Population Migration / Travel

    The Pack is on the way southward and decides to look for a town called "Gattersberg".

    Additional timelines
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    Allies
    Miscellaneous

    Nordic goes and gathers the GW Panther's supporters while Eohelm makes a counterplan.

    Related Location
    Falkendorf
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    Arrival at Gattersberg
    Miscellaneous

    The Pack finds out that they ended up in the completely wrong place - Falkendorf. They decide to work with that fact and catch the AMX 13-75 to interrogate him.

    Related Location
    Falkendorf
    Additional timelines
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    Falkendorf Battle
    Military action

    The GW Panther starts her mutiny. It fails and half of the team is killed. The Pack joins the battle and Siren gets killed.

    Related Location
    Falkendorf
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Comments

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14 Aug, 2018 14:29

Oooh, saved, I'll have to give this a read.

15 Aug, 2018 08:51

I'm glad!! I hope you'll enjoy and feel free to leave comments!

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