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The battle between Kuromorimine Girls High School (bracket number 13) and Jatkosota High School (bracket number 16) was a match in the quarter-finals of the 63ʳᵈ National High School Sensha-dō Tournament. Kuromorimine had fought Chi-Ha-Tan Academy in first round and Jatkosota had fought Blue Division High School. The match grounds were a desert environment. The match ended in a victory for Kuromorimine Girls High School.

Battle

Premise

This match was one of the most anticipated in quarter-finals, because according to Kuromorimine's former vice-commander "Jatkosota was a tough nut to crack even for Kuromorimine".

Unfortunately for Jatkosota the stage selection landed on the opposite of what they expected a desertic stage, preferering cold area, Jatkosota's tank crew are more accustomed to drift on snow or frozen road and not on soft sands. Kuromorimine gained the upper hand even before the beginning of the match as knowing that their opponent are weaker in this kind of environement boosted Kuromorimine's morale.

Panzerkeil

Kuromorimine's first move was to send the Panzer III for recon while the rest advanced in Panzerkeil formation to Jatkosota's position 2km away. Kuromorimine started to use one of their key tactics on Jatkosota tanks "shoot & scoot" which consists on acquire the target on the move, fire when their tanks is completely stops and immediately move again.

Quick-Learners

Jatkosota showed its adaptability when their tank drivers learn to drift in sand thereby dodging Kuromorimine shells with their superior driving skills. Mika ordered to her BT-5 & BT-7 tanks to dash into the enemy's formation, using their smaller size and higher mobility to engage close quarter combat with bigger tanks and thus disrupting Kuromorimine's shooting, releasing some pressure on others Jatkosota tanks permitting them to shoot down the Panzer III and two Panthers.

Fierce Fight! It's the Jatkosota Battle!

Unfortunately for Jatkosota their driving skills were still no match with Kuromorimine's tanks superior quality. They weren't able to stop Maho's Tiger or Erika's Tiger II and thus their tanks were decimated leaving only the flag tank still standing. Despite Mika valiantly fighting to bitter end, she is ultimately shot down.

Aftermath

Even if Kuromorimine's victory was a nearly obvious conclusion, the spectators also praised Jatkosota because of its brilliant fight and persistence against a superior team and an hostile environement, managing to knock out two Panthers (something not many other schools could achieve). Kuromorimine would fight St. Gloriana Girls High School during the semi-finals.

Trivia

  • The Panzerkeil was a tank formation used by Germany during World War 2. This is a wedge-shaped formation with heavy tanks forming the tip and base while less armored tanks forming the wings. The tactic advantages was to force enemy anti-tank gunners to constantly adjust their ranges due to the depth of the formation and allowing more vulnerable tanks to be safe from enemy fire by being protected by heavy tanks on the front.
63ʳᵈ National High School Sensha-dō Tournament
All matchs in italic are yet untranslated.
1st Round Viking vs KoalaPravda vs BonpleMaginot vs AnzioSaunders vs OoaraiBC Freedom vs St. GlorianaYogurt vs WaffleKuromorimine vs Chi-Ha-TanBlue Division vs Jatkosota
Quarters-finals Viking vs PravdaAnzio vs OoaraiSt. Gloriana vs YogurtKuromorimine vs Jatkosota
Semi-finals Pravda vs OoaraiSt. Gloriana vs Kuromorimine
Finals Ooarai vs Kuromorimine
Participants
Anzio Girls High SchoolBC Freedom High SchoolBlue Division High SchoolBonple High SchoolChi-Ha-Tan AcademyJatkosota High SchoolKoala Forest High SchoolKuromorimine Girls High School🥈 ♦ Maginot Girls' AcademyOoarai Girls High School🥇 ♦ Pravda Girls High School🥉 ♦ Saunders Girls High SchoolSt. Gloriana Girls High SchoolViking Fisheries High SchoolWaffle AcademyYogurt Academy

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