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    478 KB Commander Quest LIII Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)13:48 No.13531243  
    >yea, drunk off my ass last night, didnt get home when I thought I would, sorry about the late start
    >last time: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/13501065/

    With the midday sun behind you, the tower overlooking this particular crossing seems almost like a jeweled scepter, wating to be plucked. There is motion inside the tower, some 200 men, so terrified by the comparatively massive force gathered before their meager hold that they seem to have forgotten to light their signal fire. Not that you expect them to continue in that mistake for too much longer... but it should be enough for you. "What are our orders, sir?" Gaius asks as he walks up from behind you.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)13:52 No.13531270
    Target all siege engines on the signal fire room.
    If we can prevent their ability to signal for reinforcements, we might be able to force them to surrender.
    They must know that they can't hold out without reinforcements.
    >> Uurlanthian Noble 01/15/11(Sat)13:55 No.13531298
    It's been a while since I've been able to get to a live thread!
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)14:01 No.13531344
    >can I get some confirmation on this?
    >and a bit of a bump since this is a weird time for CQ
    >> Uurlanthian Noble 01/15/11(Sat)14:03 No.13531359
    Sounds good to me.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)14:13 No.13531442
    "Set up the Heavy Repeaters, try to take out the signal room. Perhaps we will be able to take this tower without a battle, provided these men have some sense." you order, hoping for a quick conquest.

    Gaius nods, before turning to shout "You heard theCommander! Now set up those repeaters before those uurlanthi dogs remember to send for help!!" As the men stir into action, he turns back to you, and asks "And what do you intend to do with the soldiers if they surrender, commander? we cant carry prisoners with us with our current mission."
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)14:19 No.13531500
    We can't take them with us, and it would still take a few days for the main force to arrive.

    One plan I have, is that we disarm the prisoners, mark them in some way, and then release them.
    Otherwise, we'd need to occupy Lost Conflux and turn it into a POW camp.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)14:26 No.13531558
    >maybe it wasnt such a good idea to go with the weird time... heh
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)14:30 No.13531603
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    I'm hoping for more discussion on what plan to use for the prisoners.

    Sherman's army did take prisoners and forced them to march alongside the soldiers during his March to the Sea.
    The problem with our force, however, is that we move much faster (due to our auto-wagons), and so we couldn't take them with us unless we constructed special POW auto-wagons.

    The problem with turning Lost Conflux into a POW camp is that there's still most of a week left before the Degnarian Hammer falls on Uurlanth, and we can't afford to be in one place for so long. To do so would invite a counterattack.
    >> Uurlanthian Noble 01/15/11(Sat)14:35 No.13531660
    Not really, since most people probably have work or other matters to attend to.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)14:37 No.13531678
    Actually, Pax, how big were the dungeons of the Lord's Manor in Lost Conflux?
    An idea I had was to lock up all the prisoners in the dungeon, with a timer on the lock to release them in several days.
    They'll be given enough rations and water to last that long.
    In case the main force overruns Lost Conflux, orders will be posted informing them of the POWs.

    The city will be emptied of anything of military value, so the prisoners can't rearm themselves.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)14:41 No.13531708
    >they'd fit these guys, if they surrender.
    >point, are you going along with gods then?
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)14:44 No.13531734
    Wow, commander quest, first time I actually encountered this quest at the beginning of the thread.
    Never posted before.
    Don't think I'll participate anyway. I'm not tactically inclined and it seems there are more than enough people here and arguments can span for hours. No need for another voice.

    What I wanted is:
    Can someone post some pictures representing our Harem girls the closes possible. Because except Sansa _EVERY_ other girl is rather unattractive in my imagination.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)14:54 No.13531803
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    >wish I had something ta give ya, but the only drawings this quest has spawned are my ham-handed banners and sigils, and this drawing of Justinian that one of omicrons friends did, iirc.
    >on a side note, I think I'm gonna have to make this thread unofficial at this rate, only really have two guys posting, I'll hang around to see if that changes for a while though
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)15:01 No.13531863
    If this thread lives that long, we can see if it picks up around the regular time of approx. 9PM.

    Anyway, how many days are left before the Degnarian counter-attack is supposed to reach the Greyrun, assuming they're not stalled at the fort that was in the way?
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)15:02 No.13531881
    6 days, and I set this so early because I'm running a pathfinder game tonight
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)15:11 No.13531944
    Motion to not worry about what we'll do with surrendering soldiers until after they actually surrender, and just launch the attack for now. My own inclination would be to take all their shit and then do whatever we're doing with all the people at Lost Conflux with them.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)15:19 No.13532000
    What forces did we bring with us to this tower?

    Siege engines should target the signal fire's location, then start taking out the corners low to the ground. If we can collapse it before they completely empty, all the better.

    >seems probable
    huzzah, captcha
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)15:20 No.13532006
    I'd agree with locking them up at Lost Conflux after we take their gear. Or hell, just let them know their homes will be burnt down and we're giving them the chance to get the families away from the villages. At this point, no matter what we do, people will find out we're here. As long as we make them well aware that if they face us on the battlefield again, we will not be so merciful, we might be able to keep them off it again. If not... It's just another unit of levies for us to butcher.

    And yeah, having this start at 12 on Saturday was very bad for my schedule, heh. Since this is normally Friday/Sunday, I leave saturday as my day to do things day. Can't even stay very long after this.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)15:21 No.13532011
    I don't if Pax is still around.

    Also, I think we can force a surrender if we destroy their signal fire.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)15:25 No.13532032
    Well, I meant just some art that the players have, not specifically made for CQ, but just women that they find resemble our Harem most closely.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)15:25 No.13532033
    I hope he's willing to run it; I'll be around, just didn't notice it for a while. Am still hoping that Envy Quest will run sometime today (although that GM never shows up on time), so I've been checking /tg/ randomly.

    As for prisoners, all we have to do is ensure they don't take up arms against us for a while and that they don't spread word of our arrival any faster than it would spread anyway. Which means delaying news of this tower falling for about 24 hours, ideally.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:33 No.13532088
    rolled 48 = 48

    I'll post some artwork I find of the girls that I may have in my character art folders. I have a few set aside that look like Justinian actually.

    Also, I'd agree to basically giving them the talk. Something along the lines of;

    "You all probably have families or are part of a family or have friends that you hold dear back home. If you leave now you might be able to get there and get them out before we arrive. We will be burning every settlement we come across so to minimize the casualty count on your side as well as possibly starving our army of supplies, I suggest you leave now."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:34 No.13532094
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    Justinian Bumping
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)15:34 No.13532095
    "If they surrender, we take their weapons, mark them, and let them see to their families... and warn them that when we next encounter them we will not be so magnanimous" you reply, as the Heavy repeaters are set down behind you.

    Within a few seconds a hail of ballista bolts rains down upon the tower before you. After the first few seconds the signal room explodes in a shower of splinters, fire, and a few body parts. The barrage continues for a few seconds longer, then a white flag drops from the ruined precipice of the tower, you raise a clenched fist to cease the barrage. No one leaves the tower however. "Do you think they hope to kill whoever goes to accept their surrender?" Cornelius asks, striding up next to Gauis and yourself.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:36 No.13532110
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    Justinian Bump 2
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)15:37 No.13532122
    It's possible, I suppose.

    Us, Laelith, Jayne, and Wulf should go to accept the surrender. Doesn't matter if there are 200 of them there with 4 powerful elementalists ready to wreck their shit.
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)15:39 No.13532135
    "That or perhaps they're trying to use this chance to use the signal fire."

    Do we have any spyglasses to look into the room? If not, perhaps we should demand they leave the tower? Hesitant to go far forward since they do have ranged units in there.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:39 No.13532143
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    Stonesense the bottom floor to see their locations and I guess we could read their mood by the steadiness of the feet.

    Last Justinian sucked.
    Justinian Bump 3
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)15:41 No.13532162
    Have the Heavy Repeaters lower their elevation to fire over open sights.

    Prepare a small guard unit of legionnaires, and set up a table with a white flag.
    Force them to come out to negotiate.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:42 No.13532166
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    Justinian Bump 4
    Perhaps if he didn't have a rapier.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)15:43 No.13532182
    >Laelith is looking for solutions to necromancy in Blentus library, Jayne is with the ambush force I beleive, and Wulf is helping Sansa get your loot sorted. Collin is with you, as are your legionary commanders, Finian and Vohzd Lennis.
    >signal room is destroyed
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)15:44 No.13532190
    Sounds like a plan.
    And, we shoudl start spreading to the common soldiers how the KING has decided that the border lords and their small armys are pawns, and they were Meant to die, and that We, Justinian Trentz, wish to prevent that.
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)15:45 No.13532205
    Hmm. >>13532162 Go with that then I guess. The Legionnaires should be able to shield us from any ranged attack they try and it'd make it obvious we expect someone to come out. If they don't come out within a few minutes of us doing that, we resume the barrage I suppose.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:46 No.13532215
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    Lets go with a guard unit, set up a table with a white flag, then wait.

    Justinian Bump 5
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)15:47 No.13532223
    The problem is they won't believe us. Our empire hates their kingdom as much as they hate us. They'll just think we're making crap up.

    >stleon Justinian
    I am unsure what Captcha is trying to say about Justinian here. Unless there's an assassin named Stleon coming after Justinian now.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)15:52 No.13532258
    "Set up a tent and a white flag." you instruct your commanders after a minute of waiting. "Gaius, Cornelius, Finian, I want each of your 15 best men to guard me when I set out for the tent. Collin, you will accompany me as well."

    About fifteen minutes later a small group of frightened looking soldiers make their way to your tent behind their flag. "What do you want of us?" the least frightened of the group asks you.

    "For you to throw down your arms, allow my men to mark you, then return to your homes unharmed and unarmored." you reply bluntly.

    "Then die as traitors and deserters? and what guarantee do we have that you wont use the force you have brought here to kill us once we leave our tower?" the old soldier asks, warily.
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)15:55 No.13532282
    "If I wanted to kill you all, I wouldn't of allowed you to surrender in the first place. This tower won't stop me in any way."

    Perhaps at this point, use a little earth elementalism to make our point.

    "You may die as traitors and deserters but if you don't take this chance, you will die now. I swear by my honour, as long as you abide to my terms you will be unmolested and allowed to evacuate your families from their homes. Lost Conflux has already fallen and the other villages will be next. Lord Blentus and Lady Elaine are already my captive and the cities garrison wiped out, so I suggest you take this chance to escape with your lives while you can."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:56 No.13532287
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    You have my word as an Empire's Officer and the proper code of conduct of warfare that our nations adhere to. Also, you won't be killed as deserters most likely because you could say you were captured, then released like we are doing for your comrades at Lost Conflux.

    Justinian Bump 6
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)15:56 No.13532288
    "Your other option is to be taken back to Lost Conflux, where you will be placed into the dungeons there with the other Uurlanthi prisoners of war.
    "If you accept neither of these two options, then we will burn the tower to the ground, with you in it.
    "I wish to avoid unnecessary fighting, but I will not tolerate delays in my campaign. You have a choice and...*check time*...fifteen minutes to provide an answer."
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)15:58 No.13532299
    "You get no guarantee. However, if you do not leave your tower, I will be launching an assault and have every confidence that I will succeed. If you would prefer to stay inside and perish in the knowledge that you did your duty, I can respect that... but every last man in that tower will die so that you can make your gesture of defiance."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)15:58 No.13532301
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    Justinian Bump 7
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)15:59 No.13532310
    Oh right. We should probably make a stipulation that they don't immediately go south to the nearest tower and warn them. Just in case someone gets that smart idea.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)15:59 No.13532312
    "Because unlike in the eyes of your king, you are not pawns to be cast aside. Oh? You didnt realize by now? That the Border lords were all denied their requests for more soldiers, limited to the scant few they had as my nation reared it's angry head for your infractions. You were all meant to die while your king sat in his little castle scarfing on grapes or whatever it is your loafish lords do. Yet, it doesnt seem right, to play your kings game. Personally i think you'll like my game better, It's called go home to your fields and life your life as a man rather than a statistic."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)16:01 No.13532334
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    Justinian Bump 8
    >> Laurentius 01/15/11(Sat)16:03 No.13532344
    did we take Blentus with us? if so, let's have him tell them. If not, it's not the most important thing in the world that they know, it's that we've planted the seed of doubt
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)16:05 No.13532354
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    Justinian Bump 9
    Personally I like 3, 5, and this one the most.

    3 has a vintage anime look to it, but I don't mind it.
    5 just seems most appropriate, though I think it is from another game IIRC.
    9 is a bit too animesque though. Hell, it might be a good Wulf though.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)16:07 No.13532367
    "If I wanted you dead, you would be. That pathetic tower si no hindrance to me." you inform the man, before hemming the group in with stone spikes. They jump back, scream, cower, and what you tell them next does not soothe them. "I have already taken Lost Conflux and wiped out the garrison nearly to a man. Lord Blentus, his daughter Lady Elaine, and her betrothed Lord Felenthis are all my prisoners. By the morrow I will be on the smaller cities and villages you soon to be late lord held. While we are enemies I do not wish for undue slaughter, you can accept my offer and move your families to safer dwellings... or you can spit it back in my face and die here, knowing that your families are far from safe."

    "And if all of the men do not accept your offer?" the man showing the least fear asks, his voice wavering.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)16:08 No.13532375
    "I would -strongly- urge you to change their minds."
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)16:11 No.13532399
    "Either all the men of the garrison surrender, or you all find yourselves in a shallow ditch."
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)16:11 No.13532408
    "Do your best to convince them otherwise but if they remain behind in the tower, they will be dealt with. If they accept now and go against my terms after, suffice to say if I come across them again, I will not be as merciful. Your Lord Blentus has already attained my ire for his use of slaves. Spitting in my face by lying to me will likely just re-direct my ire from Lord Blentus to those that do."
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)16:13 No.13532421

    "Change their minds or leave them to die, I don't care. Quarter will not be given to any that reject my terms.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)16:14 No.13532432
    >It's been a while. My exams are finally over. Woohoo.

    "All the men or none. I trust you'll find a way to persuade them."

    Use psychology against them. Those that want to surrender will try to persuade the others to do so. Leaving it abit vague means that they may take it upon themselves to kill their fellows if they refuse to do so.

    Nothing like making them partners in the blame.
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)16:16 No.13532446
    I was wondering where you've been, heh. Welcome back. Nice to see another regular back.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)16:16 No.13532448
    rolled 60 = 60

    At this point, can we make a channel lined with spikes pointed towards the other side. Think like a path from the door lined our earth spikes from the tent to the tower. All those that wish to leave and accept our offer walk out along the path.

    Pax, can you throw me the description of our ladies? I'm gonna scour my character portrait folder for some look a likes.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)16:27 No.13532548
    >Jayne: Sculpted features, 5'8" with fair skin, medium length brown hair and eyes, usually tied into a tail or bun. "athletic" build
    >Sansa: Softer features than Jayne, more curves (being less athletic by a hair, and genetics of course) and lightly tanned. Shoulder length black hair. 5'6" green eyes
    >Kyria: 4'3", very curvy figure for her athletic lifestyle. Blond hair, that is short and straight, about chin length with pinkish skin. Gray eyes
    >Laelith: 7' Long blond hair and hazel eyes. Her features are soft, save the scars on her face. Her build is slightly less athletic than Sansa's, giving the elf more curves (though not so many as Kyria).
    >Lena: 5'3", very young features, lightly curled red hair is down to the spot on your back you can never reach, gray eyes, which are normally covered by her bangs, which she lets grow long as she cant see normally anyways. petite in form
    >Belatrix: 6', very athletic build, shares her sisters eyes, though she keeps her black hair straighter, and cut shorter. Her facial features are fairly smooth a trait she shares with her sister

    "I would _strongly_ recommend that you change their minds, though if they will not surrender I will be forced to deal with them, and my ire towards your slaver of a lord could very easily be re-directed upon them" you reply, ice in your voice. "In half of an hour I will destroy the tower regardless of who or what may still be inside." you add. a silence hangs over the tent for a few moments, before the men make a hast retreat to the tower. Over the next half-hour roughly 160 soldiers walk past your detachment unarmed and unarmored, most of them have gone so far as to leave their emerald and gold doublets with their weapons and armor. "Commander, how do you wish to deal with the last of them?" Cornelius asks as the last of the surrendering troops leave from where your men were marking them. Strange, the old man you spoke with seems to have kept to his post.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)16:30 No.13532570

    Based on our estimates and speaking with those who have surrendered, how many men are left?

    Burning, though the easiest, is out of the question.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)16:31 No.13532583
    We could probably use elementalism to collapse the tower, although that's hardly less dangerous.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)16:33 No.13532597
    If my numbers are correct, there should be 40 of them still within the tower.

    Is the tower's front gate still open, or is it closed? Will we need to open it up with bombardments and elementalism?
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)16:34 No.13532612
    Open the front doors and storm the inside I guess. In theory it might be worth searching the tower for intel or anything but I'm not sure if Lord Blentus would have bothered leaving anything important in them. Which makes me think we should just level the tower. At the same time, I'm wondering why these men stayed behind. Are they just that stubborn or is there another reason?
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)16:35 No.13532620
    >the men inside shut it, and yea 40 or so guys left
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)16:37 No.13532637

    Can we get a description of the tower?
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)16:38 No.13532649

    I expected a extreme sense of duty but thats a good question. We should speak with those who surrendered.


    Just don't really want to alert the nearby outpost.


    We'll need a battle map to check out the area.

    Truth be told. I want them taken alive if possible. Soldiers like these deserve respect. Even if kill them all, I'd want to leave a letter of commendation for these men.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)16:38 No.13532650
    They could be hoping to hold out long enough for reinforcements to arrive. They might even set their tower on fire to warn the others of our attack.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)16:38 No.13532653
    Blast open the bottom of the tower with elementalism so that we can freely enter.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)16:40 No.13532672
    >Soldiers like these deserve respect.
    We kill them all, no quarter.
    We give them individual graves.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)16:44 No.13532720
    >the tower is square, each wall is 15 feet long or so, it goes up 50 feet, all wooden
    >its 552 v 40...
    >> Uurlanthian Noble 01/15/11(Sat)16:48 No.13532771
    Collapse it with Elementalism
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)16:50 No.13532801
    Have the siege engines target the front gate while we attempt to weaken it by alternating spikes to shoot up into it and then causing a fissure to open up underneath it.
    Once the gate is breached, we storm the tower with heavy infantry.

    Cavalry's job is to send out scouts and make sure that enemy reinforcements aren't on the way.
    They might be itching for a fight, but the safety of the maniple comes first.
    >> Maximus 01/15/11(Sat)16:52 No.13532822
    Hmm. I think we should have some of the cavalry escort the surrendering troops. I'm wondering now if some of them are staying behind to distract us so the men leaving can alert the other towers south of us. Maybe I'm just being paranoid. Also, in theory if we want to limit damage to our maniple, we should just collapse the tower. And with that I am off for the night. See you all next session.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)16:54 No.13532844
    We vastly outnumber them, which would make it all the more embarrassing to take any losses here. Elementalism the tower open, have our ranged units at the ready to shoot them full of holes.

    They are brave men. Slaughter them all systematically before they use that bravery against us in some kind of effective fashion.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)16:54 No.13532848
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    I....I....I.....I'm ashamed. I scoured my entire folder and I haven't found but like two possible pictures for the ladies....... Feelsbadbro.jpg

    Here's a possible Lena, we just need to get a baby dragon for her now......
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)16:55 No.13532867

    The chances of them attempting to start a fire is very high.

    Every 4/5th soldier should be carrying a container of sand or water to put out fires.

    Use stonesense to get an idea of where the soldiers are when they're assualting the gate. Then relay that info quickly to our men to end this as quickly as possible.

    Commit 200 men to the assault. Probably our legionary unit. Too many will get in each other's way and increase casualties. All others should be guarding, strip-searching the captives for weapons and such. Cavalry wings should spread out to watch for incoming enemy units.

    I'd like to try to capture alive the old man but if we can't, Justinian will understand.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)16:55 No.13532874
    Collapsing the tower might work, but I was under the impression that we lacked the elementalism skill or time to be able to undertake such an endeavor.

    If we can collapse the tower within a reasonable timeframe (one to two hours), then by all means let's do it.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)16:55 No.13532878
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    rolled 4 = 4

    Sadly most of the time the eye color and hair don't match the description, which is why I don't have many fitting pictures.

    Possible Laelith
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)17:01 No.13532922
    >roll for elementalism then
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)17:03 No.13532947
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    rolled 82 = 82

    If we want to show these men respect, we should go about collapsing the tower. These are true soldiers, the few and far in between that you would want alongside you in a fight.

    Possible Belatrix if Lena figures out a personal shield spell I guess.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:03 No.13532955
    rolled 87 = 87

    Elementalism to collapse tower.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)17:04 No.13532965
    rolled 81 = 81

    Fuuuuu, that wasn't even a roll for it, I was just typing while you posted that ><....

    This roll counts though, err, I want this roll to count I should say.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:05 No.13532981
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    What the christ.
    >> Uurlanthian Noble 01/15/11(Sat)17:07 No.13533001
    rolled 53 = 53

    Not even the botch can help us here...
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:07 No.13533007
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    rolled 6 = 6

    >no roll below 80
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)17:08 No.13533013
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    rolled 98 = 98

    Well then, the 80's have it....lest we botch I guess.

    This is the only possible Jayne I could find, and her hair is down in it. Also, it seems to me that Justinian is kinda into DFC. Except for Kyria of course.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:09 No.13533021
    rolled 81 = 81

    NOW I roll a 6?
    WTF, /tg dice? Seriously, what the fuck?
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)17:09 No.13533028
    rolled 41 = 41

    Ah, that's right, I forgot that the botch is different in CQ.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)17:13 No.13533064
    Sighing you chop your hand, signaling for the barrage to begin again. You start to focus, so that you can bring the tower down as quickly as possible with your elementalism... but your respect for the men manages to distract you, slowing the process down greatly. To their credit the men do not flee, and three hours after you began, as small tongues of flame start to flick out from the top of the tower, it collapses, killing the men inside and smothering the flame. "Make sure each of these men gets an individual grave" you instruct your captains. Less than an hour later it is done.

    >so, where to now?
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:13 No.13533065
    We have enough skill in elementalism these days that I would expect even a roll that bad to have a notable beneficial effect, and we can follow up with an assault, of course.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:15 No.13533077

    Well that wasn't so bad but it took some time.

    The plan was to hit the other tower now right?
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:16 No.13533085
    I read "plan" as "plane" and it made me confused
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)17:16 No.13533091
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    All above 50, most of which are above 80......./tg/dice at it's worst it seems xD

    I can't find anymore pictures that happens to be fitting of any of the ladies. Funny thing is, I have this one dwarf lady picture but she sadly is not blond. Otherwise she seems pretty Kyria like if it weren't for the scowl on her face.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:17 No.13533094
    As I recall, there were only three towers owned by the lord of Lost Conflux. Two were being taken care of by others. We can attack the nearest other tower if we want to, but it's owned by a different lord.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)17:17 No.13533101
    I think we were only going to attack the one while our disguised force moved on the other two.
    Lets go back to camp for now and prepare for our next move.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:17 No.13533105
    We turn our maniple towards the remaining tower.

    If I remember correctly, we needed to take out three towers. 2 of them the Mirthless Warriors were contracted to ambush. We attacked the third one.
    The first should have fallen by now, and the third has fallen to us. That leaves the second between our two forces.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:20 No.13533130

    Dammit, I lol'd. I'm a terrible person.


    Don't suppose we have any word from the mercs.

    Pax, can we get a map of our immediate area?

    If we can hit another target before we get rumbled, we might as well do so.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)17:24 No.13533169
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    >yea, no word from the mercs yet
    >updated campaign map, your the red star, everything else in red has been dealt with
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:28 No.13533193
    I see something vulnerable-looking, conveniently placed, and purple. What is it and can we take it on our way back to Lost Conflux?
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:28 No.13533197

    I assume the mercs are hitting the single black dot between the outposts taken out?

    Whats that tempting tasty purple thingie.
    >> tactical routine omicron 01/15/11(Sat)17:29 No.13533203
    runtime startup... OK

    Greeting: Hello meatbags!

    Suggestion: This runtime feels we should take a moment to sow some stone spikes in the river, since we're here anyway. This was part of our plan to ruin the local economy.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)17:34 No.13533225
    Purple spots are small settlements of note (big towns, tiny cities, ect)
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:37 No.13533250
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    >you're the Red Star
    >pic related
    First thing that I thought of. We're leaning towards that way, what with our employment of elementalists and magic-users in combat roles.

    Anyway, I agree with spiking the river if we can.
    I also think we could hit both the purple target and the second tower on our way back to Lost Conflux.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:39 No.13533273
    Voting for assaulting that town, then. Do we know how many standing troops are likely to be there/who rules it? It seems like the sort of thing that would have come up in our war councils.

    The moment we come within range of that second tower, the ruse that we set up with the mercenaries goes to shit. We should send a couple riders to find out how our force there is doing before doing anything so rash.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)17:40 No.13533282

    We need reports on the infiltration unit's status.

    5 nomads get sent to find them. stay out of sight.

    unless our nomad friends don't do sneaky.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:41 No.13533292
    In regards to the second tower, I wanted to have our troops stay out of sight and join in on the ambush, or to be there in case the ruse fails.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:41 No.13533294

    What do we know of that town and its defences?
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)17:44 No.13533327
    >smaller towns and villages are given over to favored knights/merchants of the ruling lord, and are defended by town guards, maybe a militia (tiny).
    > knowing Lord Blentus, the town is probably held by some merchant and has naught but town guards and a palisade wall to protect it.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:47 No.13533351

    Current units with us?

    I foresee that we'll be spliting our unit.

    Part of our ground troops march the prisoners back.

    Our mounted units + some piggyback units go for a lighting burn to the ground raid.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:47 No.13533360
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    Gentlemen. I believe we all know what must be done to that town.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)17:48 No.13533362
    both legionary battalions, the scouts, Kharynchek warriors, Collin, and two heavy repeaters.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:49 No.13533374
    I read this and all I could think was "delicious plunder". Let's move out. Send half of one legionnaire unit to escort the prisoners back to Lost Conflux, and everyone else moves for the town with the intention of sacking it. Hopefully they haven't yet gotten word of what's going on.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)17:51 No.13533388
    possible plan:

    Destroy 3rd tower via mercs or direct assault

    Sweep East toward the town between current location and LC. Hit the town, move East again to hit the next town with its gold mine, and repeat for the 2nd gold mine and town.

    Whole time we stay alert for any enemy forces from Dyrons Ford or deeper into enemy territory.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)17:52 No.13533403

    We should split up our forces. At current count, we have about 160 surrendered men.

    Are they shackled up but still able to march?

    One unit of legionaries with our heavy repeaters and half the scouts should head back with the prisoners.

    Everyone else goes to town. Kill, pillage, burn, get out of there.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)17:56 No.13533433

    Wasn't the plan to release those that surrendered? They'll be seen as traitors for surrendering and we've marked them.

    Taking prisoners is a bad idea and will only slow us down. (exceptions should be made for ransom-able nobles)
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)17:57 No.13533445
    >hit the next town with its gold mine, and repeat for the 2nd gold mine and town
    That's right. We can't forget about the gold mines.

    Anyway, let's ask the nomads if they would be willing to split up and check on the defenses of the town and on the tower between us and the mercs.

    Let's take this time to properly get recon data, and spend the time and resources to know what's actually going on, rather than proceed on assumptions.
    I would hate for us to get caught in this world's version of Gettysburg.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:59 No.13533463
    Always scout first. But if it's weakly defended like we assume just swoop in, kill those who resist, and plunder all the valuables that aren't nailed down and on fire.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:00 No.13533471
    Well, rather than releasing the prisoners now, we could have them escorted back to Lost Conflux and put in the dungeon there with the other POWs.
    Degrian is (or at least, supposed to be) working on a timed lock mechanism, so that the dungeon will automatically unlock after 3-4 days. That'll be enough time for us to be well away and ravaging another town, and not enough time for the prisoners to join up with another Uurlanthi force before the Imperial counter-offensive arrives.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:01 No.13533478
    We can start marching towards the town while our scouts move ahead. Speed remains of the essence here.

    As far as gold mines go, I'd point out that the first town is actually on our way back to Lost Conflux- the others would be way out of our way. Leave them for after we've had our units regroup.

    We still want news of our presence to be delayed in spreading, hopefully for another day or so. We can let them go after that period.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:02 No.13533492
    >One unit of legionaries with our heavy repeaters and half the scouts should head back with the prisoners.
    We do not need 250 guys and siege equipment to escort 160 unarmed prisoners. More like fifty and ten cavalry.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)18:06 No.13533532

    Which is why we shouldn't be taking prisoners. Dead men can't tell tales OR rejoin the enemy forces.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)18:07 No.13533536

    If speed is of the essence, we can't afford to bring the prisoners on the raid. They'll slow down our wagons. Hence why I suggest splitting up our force.


    I'm not worried about them breaking free, I'm worried about them running into another enemy unit in the field. Breaking our force into too small parts runs the risk of us being destroyed piecemeal. They'll also serve as an escort for our siege back since we won't need them for a lighting raid.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:07 No.13533538
    >We can start marching towards the town while our scouts move ahead. Speed remains of the essence here.
    Agreed. I just don't want to charge head-first into a potential counter-ambush.

    Anyway, we first need to see if the nomads are willing to act as scouts and split up.
    If they are, then we begin the march.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:10 No.13533558
    But resolving a fight in our favor without combat means no losses amongst our own units. I don't want to waste lives if we can avoid it (if the men understand and believe that we would not have them fight unless it was absolutely critical, then they will fight all the harder when they do, under the impression that victory MUST be achieved).
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:11 No.13533568
    There shouldn't be any enemy units in the field in this area since we smashed the lord's main holding and at least two, possibly all three of his military strongholds. I would consider encountering a sizable enemy force a low-probability scenario. Your point is taken, however; I do want to get regrouped as fast as possible, it's just that we can't afford to NOT raid this place if we're looking to maximize damage.

    We cannot kill all our prisoners without burning favor with the sun pantheon, which is something we want to avoid if at all possible given our long-term goals.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)18:12 No.13533582
    You call the Vohzd over to you "Vohzd Lennis, I have a mission for ten of your swiftest, subtlest riders. I need to know if Lord Blentus' last tower still stands, and I need to know the disposition of the town north of us."

    The nomad leader nods, before barking out orders for a group of his men, calling each by name "My riders will return well before we begin our assault." he promises you. The riders headed to the town return first, claiming the town is small, two towers half the size of the one you just toppled, both facing west. the town is surrounded by a low pallisade wall, no taller than 10 feet, with no space to walk on. The garrison is no more than 200 city guards, iron-tipped shortspears, leather armor or quilted doublets, and poorly kept wooden shields. The riders grin as they give you the information, the town is run by a merchant, though a caravan left a few days prior to your crossing the greyrun. A few hours later the other riders return, informing you that the torches approaching the tower give them reason to believe that it will not be standing in the morning. It is just past duck, and you will be able to see this particular village in about an hour.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)18:18 No.13533624

    Agreed on the raid. We need to raze that town. I just don't see us needing that many men to burn it down.


    What time is duck? I'm not familiar with Quackenese. :D

    So we marched with the prisoners? Then we leave behind a blocking force of 100 legionaries to guard the prisoners while we charge in.

    Our standard tactics. Use our powers to blow holes in the walls, charge right through.

    Our riders should be a mobile reserve to make sure that we don't get outflanked.

    Should we use fire arrows? We'll give away our position and we can always torch the town once we win.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:19 No.13533639
    It appears that the second tower will be taken care of without our assistance.

    I think we should attempt an attack against the town from the East, preventing them from using their towers to their full effect.
    We create a breach in the palisade wall with heavy repeaters and our elementalism, then storm in with legionnaires flanked by cavalry.

    This looks like it'll be a textbook assault on a lightly defended target.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)18:24 No.13533677
    I'm not saying kill our prisoners. I'm saying stop taking in more. If the Sun Pantheon doesn't like our actions, tough. Our loyalty is to our country, and our country has told us to lay the hurt into these people.


    True, and we can't just throw our men at walls. I just feel that we've been a bit too lawful softy when dealing with enemy forces since we crossed the river. Any prisoners we take are a burden to us regardless of what we plan to do with them, and we should view them as such.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:27 No.13533710
    >we've been a bit too lawful softy when dealing with enemy forces since we crossed the river.
    You may have a point. But if the Uurlanthi King really is practicing necromancy and is about to raise the Uurlanthi dead as a Dread Army, killing more Uurlanthi soldiers might be counter-productive.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)18:29 No.13533739
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    >heres the approach from the east, I just blocked off the housed area, leaving the major roadways open
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:31 No.13533750
    Hey, whatever gets the job done man.
    >> Generic 01/15/11(Sat)18:31 No.13533751

    ... we need to learn to sanctify fire and then burn the enemy and friendly dead with it.

    Meditate, concentrate on the gods that don't like undead, and ask how to prevent the dead from rising. "Help me keep the dead dead so you can collect your due."
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)18:32 No.13533761

    Have they sighted us yet? How are the patrols like?

    Since much of the area is dirt, it should be possible to tunnel a hole under the palisade and gain entry.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:32 No.13533764
    While I agree that they're a burden to us for the moment, once the main army arrives any prisoners that we're still holding become something that we can hand over to great applause. Prisoners are somewhat inconvenient at the moment, but are still ultimately a good thing.

    As for the sun pantheon not liking it, I'm certainly not saying that we should massively cater to them, but divine favor is nice to have and the balancing act that we're trying to pull requires that we maintain as much of it with all gods as possible while still accomplishing our objectives.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)18:35 No.13533791
    >you havent been sighted, but have only been at this location for about an hour... so the patrols are slow and probably more geared towards keeping the peace than anything else
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:39 No.13533834
    Attacking from the south-east looks the best. A more open area and provides access to two major roadways to proceed.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)18:46 No.13533915

    There is frontal assault.

    Then the is a fire attack. Burn everything, kill everything. Don't earn too much.

    Then there is an infiltration attack. Tunnel in, kill patrols. Slaughter enemy in their sleep. Catch the fat merchant in bed with his pants down.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:46 No.13533921
    Tunnels are not a good thing. We have to hold them up with elementalism; if something distracts us or we lose focus the whole thing could collapse on our troops.

    It's not necessary here anyway; this is just a palisade. We can likely just blast open a hole for entry.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:48 No.13533947
    I was led to believe that our elementalism has not yet progressed to the point where we could create an underground tunnel strong enough, long enough, or large enough to implement such tactics. Because if we could, we would have used them when assaulting the fortress at Lost Conflux, or the Lord's Manor in the city itself.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)18:50 No.13533967

    Mainly because this palisade is only stakes in the ground. No path to patrol on them.

    Taking them down would be better but would make quite abit of noise. Making a small tunnel should be fairly silent.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:53 No.13534001
    If we want to be stealthy, we can just shift the ground to open up a gap a couple feet wide in the palisade instead of tunnelling all the way under it. We'd have to shift like two logs three feet each.

    Which works for me as a plan.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)18:57 No.13534039
    Well, making a wide enough fissure at the spot of some of the palisade should cause the wooden spikes to fall further down, a wide enough one with a good 6-8 feet would allow our men to simply walk in through our new 'door'
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)18:57 No.13534048
    Rather than a tunnel, shifting the palisade aside as suggested by >>13534001 seems like a faster and easier way to get in.

    Let's get on it. We have to hurry before Pax leaves for his Pathfinder game.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)18:59 No.13534062

    Good idea. Lets go with it.

    Do our legionaires have leathers under their heavy armour? Those metal things are going to be noisy.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:00 No.13534069
    I think simply dropping the logs down deeper into the earth would be quicker and easier then shifting them aside.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)19:01 No.13534078
    >so, legionaries in front, followed by scouts, then Vohzd Lennis' men?
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)19:01 No.13534080
    Can we make fissures 10 feet deep?
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)19:01 No.13534085
    Yes. Let's this attack underway.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:03 No.13534101

    Have the legionaires involved in the stealth attack remove their metal armour for the assault. Have them bring only their shields + swords.

    A swift and silent attack is key. If we hit them hard and fast enough, the lack of metal armour won't hurt.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:12 No.13534178
    Why not just send the scouts in first while the legionaries wait a hundred yards or so off, and have them move in after the scouts have secured the entrance stealthily? If it comes to fighting we'll want everyone well-armored.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)19:14 No.13534198
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    It doesn't take you long to focus your elementalism enough to drop a sizable portion of the wall down. Swiftly and silently your force advances into the city, everything seems to be going according to your plan... until one of the windows above the 196th opens up, and some old woman dumping a chamber pot sees the large Degnarian force silently running through the city, screaming loudly before a quick shot from the scouts silences her. The damage is done however, a few windows open, more shouts and screams, torches are thrust from the darkness of sleeping homes. By the time your force is well inside the city the towns bell starts ringing, as your forces begin to split apart to deal with the towers and guards, two small groups of sleepy guards can be seen rushing down the main thoroughfares, looking frightened and tired. Dammit.

    >you know what needs rolling for
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:17 No.13534222
    rolled 93 = 93

    Large spike wall cutting off and likely terrifying oen ground of guards while fire takes out the others.

    Elementalism Roll
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:17 No.13534224
    rolled 28 = 28


    As is usual for me, Command.

    I hope our training in command and control has modifiers for our command rolls.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:17 No.13534225
    rolled 87 = 87

    Rolling for elementalism, send massive waves of spikes up into the columns of town guard as our forces charge. Cause chaos and confusion in their ranks to break their morale.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:19 No.13534235
    rolled 57 = 57

    We probably shouldn't be leading from the front here, but rolling for combat anyway. We'll be stuck in somewhere or other, hopefully being a badass.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:19 No.13534243
    rolled 26 = 26

    "Fight and die to a man, Throw down your arms and be spared! Run to your homes and flee with your valuables before we get them first!"
    >> tactical routine omicron 01/15/11(Sat)19:20 No.13534251
    Statement: This runtime leaves for an hour to get supplies and 90's happen. Joy. At least this town should be a pushover.
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)19:23 No.13534269
    I know the feeling well.

    Perhaps we should use a botch?
    Though it seems unlikely it'll do much good.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:23 No.13534272

    Reply: You are late, tinman. The fireworks are already starting.

    Dengar expects every construct to do it's duty.
    >> tactical routine omicron 01/15/11(Sat)19:24 No.13534279

    Answer: Assuming we didn't use one already on the tower, yes. Botch.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:24 No.13534280

    Our men should be able to handle this. Lets watch for now and wait for a more critical point.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)19:26 No.13534305
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    As you round the corner at the head of Gaius' battalion you attempt to rip through the advancing guards with a row of stone spikes, however the torchlight makes it difficult to be accurate. You miss, shredding through houses and hovels instead, it is not soldiers that scream, but terrified peasantry. The guards reach the legionary battalions, and break upon their well ordered phalanx like raindrops against the cliffs of the Dragonspine mountains. "Flee and you may live!!" you shout as you shatter a guards shield with your own, before ending his life. "Fight and you shall be slaughtered to the last man!" The next man before you dies wetting himself, eyes locked on the shattered houses to his left.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:28 No.13534320
    Could've been worse.
    Keep pushing, we've got them outnumbered and outmatched.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:29 No.13534325

    Damn, they're dying like dogs.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:30 No.13534329
    I think our guys have this without further help from us.

    Rules for the looting process: We camp here tonight, and march home in the morning. Evict all civilians now, allowing them to take only provisions with them but not harming them. Loot all structures thoroughly, taking all valuables, then as we leave in the morning set the town on fire.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:30 No.13534330
    rolled 47 = 47

    Meaning the legion locks their shield wall, dont attack, and give the men their chance to flee rather then gutting another 20 before the rest flee.
    >> tactical routine omicron 01/15/11(Sat)19:30 No.13534339
    rolled 6 = 6

    Begin rolling procedure

    Statement: Rolling for combat
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)19:31 No.13534343
    rolled 73 = 73

    Have the 50th provide fire support to the 454th. As soon as the enemy breaks, they're to open a path for the riders to run the surviving guards down.

    Command Roll.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:33 No.13534364
    rolled 2 = 2

    We should see if we can try to nab the merchant, as he would have an eye like janos when it comes to the economy here, know what sells high and what has a surplus. We then strike their surplus food supplies about, starving them. if he surrenders peacefully, and the information without argument. I would allow him to take half his treasury with him. It is not his fault, and we can consider it PR.
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:34 No.13534373

    We're not totally out of the woods yet. About 100 men are not accounted for.

    Our riders need to be watching the surrounds for possible flankers. Using them in the streets is not optimal and will get them killed.

    Scouts need to be getting their asses on rooftops.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:34 No.13534378
    rolled 13 = 13

    Ehy, common here, we were calling for them to Surrender.
    specifically not gutting them to a man for being the merchant guard of a small city with hardly any importance to the king.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:38 No.13534402
    >About 100 men are not accounted for.
    Considering that this is a night attack, I would guess that they're not yet formed up.

    >I would allow him to take half his treasury with him.
    That is far too generous. We need that money for our personal advancement and war chests. We can let him take stuff that we'd otherwise burn, but anything that we would consider worth looting is ours and ours alone.
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)19:38 No.13534403
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    "Give them their chance to flee!!" you bellow, your men promptly hunker down behind their tower shields, and you watch as the enemy guards scatter into the buildings around them. All but a few brave idiots remain behind to die. Behind you, Finian begins leading his men through the tangle of alleyways, and further back you hear an triumphant whoop as Lennis leads his men down one of the wider roads. Seconds later you see another group of even more terrified, tired looking guards to your north, when you next see them a storm of javelins is ripping through them, the men too terrified to raise their spears to defend themselves for the most part.

    >rolls, orders, ect
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:40 No.13534414
    rolled 18 = 18


    Command. Our riders are to charge right down that middle and slaughter.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:42 No.13534433
    rolled 27 = 27

    "Degnar Has Taken This Town, It Is Of No Use Fighting Any Longer! SurrenderAnd Be given Quarter!"

    And spikes for impact, not aiming for them Spesifically but 'around them'
    And grab one or two of them, we need to know where all the good stuff is.

    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:43 No.13534443

    Continuation of orders. Scouts are to be on overwatch, looking out for more threats and the last unit of 50.

    Collin's with the unit of legionaries hes attached with to secure the area, the towers and maintain order. Ours are to search for the fatty and the treasury.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:44 No.13534455
    Thanks for the pictures, guys I especially like >>13532878
    That is cannon in my imagination now.

    now if only a representation of Jayne was here.
    She is quite not good looking in my head.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:45 No.13534477
    rolled 32 = 32

    >coughs loudly
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)19:48 No.13534501
    To your north you see glimpses of slaughter, and shrieks of terror. You enter the towns main courtyard to see the last of the guards standing in a small circle, a white flag raised above them, spears at the far end of the yard. A single man lies dead before them, his fine silks rent by spearheads, his thin graying hair still matted by sleep. "Will there be quarter?" the captain of the guards asks as Vohzd Lennis' men rust into the open area and begin circling a few feet off, atlatls ready.

    "Yes." you reply bluntly "but you will have nothing left here after I leave."

    "What would you have us do?" the man asks, still expecting to die, by the look on his face
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/15/11(Sat)19:53 No.13534540
    rolled 69 = 69

    "I'm pleased that you men have chosen the correct choice. Tell me, Captain is it? Where is the treasury, armory, stables, and storehouses. And be kurt about it."
    >> tactical routine omicron 01/15/11(Sat)19:53 No.13534543

    Recitation: "Lay down your arms and armor, and make ready the citizenry of this town for exile. I would suggest taking them east, by the way. Lost Conflux has been taken, and it's lord soon dead."
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:54 No.13534555
    Oh, didn't notice that.
    For some reason I though she was blond.
    And muscular .... much, much more muscular
    >> 風林火山 01/15/11(Sat)19:55 No.13534560

    Scum who will kill their own leader to save their own skin?

    This group must die once we're done with them.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)19:55 No.13534567
    "You will lay down your arms, aid me in recovering all valuables here, and help prepare the evacuation of this town- as it will be burning before I leave."
    >> No Gods or Devils, Only Mortals 01/15/11(Sat)19:56 No.13534581
    "30 minutes. You have a half hour to grab what you can and get your family out of here, before my men begin systematically tearing this town apart and destroying any and all war-making potential.
    "Any one still left after 30 minutes will be run down and killed as an enemy combatant."
    >> Pax !uGYNBMPzOs 01/15/11(Sat)20:01 No.13534631
    "Tell me where I might find the treasury, armory, storehouses... I'm sure you know how this works... Captain?" the man nods "And prepare the peasantry for exile. I have already taken Lost Conflux, and would highly recomend that you avoid anything north of here... I have no intent to butcher noncombatants. And do be quick about it, I have other business to see to tonight."

    Before midnight you have the treasury drained, and all of the weapons and supplies relevant to warfare are stripped from the town. As your force leaves the city you see the stream of frightened peasants flowing south and east, and the sound of looting catches your ears again, even though you are well away from the city. Before it passes the horizon you can see the fires burning brightly... and to think that you were kind enough to leave it in one piece when you left.

    >well, I gotta head out, so I'm gonna call it here.
    >someone archive please.
    >I'll be back sunday at 9:30 10:00ish server time
    >if you have any questions e-mail me at paxcomquest@yahoo.com
    >off to GM a different campaign!!
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 01/15/11(Sat)20:08 No.13534688
    rolled 30 = 30

    I know your pain Pax. I'm the same way, I DM 3.5 all the damn time for my group.
    >> tactical routine omicron 01/15/11(Sat)20:18 No.13534796
    Statement: Thread archived. See you meatbags at a later date.

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