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    402 KB IRONHEARTS War Room: 3rd Takeback Operation and... IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)00:18 No.15836211  
    August 09 , 656th year of Terra,

    We have never enjoyed a war victory quite like this. Solstice was filled with people, people we had saved, their happiness and joy when they see our uniforms walk up the street had been a taxing sport on our part. Whenever we stepped out, we were guaranteed a meal in someone's house, or a drink at their tables, never mind the girls that gave us mischevious giggles as their fathers or boyfriends smiled nervously at our presence.

    However we were all taken by all kinds of knowledge these people possessed. More than once we were drilled on how much we learned from our books and whenever we turned up any answer, the conversation would go this way or that. Nevertheless the reactions to our presence here were mixed and more than once we were even regarded with disdain as if the fight had been our fault.

    Sometimes we wondered- if dealing with ghouls was a far easier task. But then another distraction, another smiling face, another lively conversation and the faces of my comrades would snap me back to who I am very soon after.
    >> Anonymous 08/06/11(Sat)00:27 No.15836277
    What is.
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)00:38 No.15836382
    = A week had passed since the reclamation of Solstice=

    And the resistance is just tip top. The people are ecstatic, hope has returned where it was long overdue. But the situation isn't any better. In fact, we are still losing.

    We suffer a disadvantage on conventional terms, despite crippling their chances at more occult advantages. The enemy holds our aerial assets, and they have taken our citizenry to work the Ibonyte Mines of Kolstec. From there they can launch armored and air assaults any time while our fields pile with more dead men.

    Our main armies are marching through the mid grounds of Valknyre taking back toe hold after toe hold only to be pushed back by these assaults. It is only a matter of time before our reserves thin out to the point of being victim to another major offensive, and the Voss take another major chunk of our people.
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)00:39 No.15836389
    On that note, Aeon, Iffram, and the States of Clovis has issued Ragnyll a diplomatic address-

    Clovis will agree to offer their full support if we can ensure the safety of Kolstec and her ibonyte mines such that we can be in a prime position to pay them back after the war.

    Aeon is sympathetic to our cause but worries that the taint of our lands will reach their borders if the enemy is allowed to spread over the Valknyre ridges - the mountain range that seperates us from the rest of the continent. They shall take judicious action should the taint of unlife threatens to become epidemic. We will also be judged heavily if our methods of fighting the Voss becomes all too black. A 50 page document is attached, along with a bible outlining all the grievous sins of creation that they can condemn us with....

    And Iffram's Queen Nelleny has issued us a personal thanks for ensuring the safety of her former teachers that now reside in Solstice's Academies. They would also like to say that some of their citizens have taken a sojourn in our borders like Helena and wish to express their concerns for them. They are hopeful that we will conduct ourselves honorably in light of this great tra-

    What in the fething hell. DO THEY JUST WATCH US SUFFER ?

    S- Sorry... thoughts, gentlemen ?
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)00:40 No.15836400

    Skirmish quest involving fantasy ww2. Waiting on the others to see this before a move can be made for the next operation.
    >> Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/06/11(Sat)00:46 No.15836450
    Mana ackwardly signs:

    I guess the mine would be a better target, seeing as Clovis help would be a great help against their aerial asset.
    I also think that keeping a good relation with Aeon would be our best course of action, even if it's hypocrite of saying that seeing as I would be what they meant about it.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)00:51 No.15836499
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    "Interested in joining? Well if you want adventure and have an endless thirst for violence then you picked the right unit.

    So pick a trip.
    Pvt. Freshmeat#yourtrip

    Then grab a role from the sheet.

    You fight with d10s. Low rolls are good High rolls will get you killed.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)00:55 No.15836537

    I ain't a bright man, Command, but it seems to me that Iffram's giving us a sort of "nod and a wink" support. They won't back us directly, but if a couple of their people end up in strategic points, that's just god's way, isn't it?

    Is there anything in that big Aeon Bible about bringing men and women back with God's Lightning?
    >> Agent/Cpl. Vipera de Firmus !1/Y/FThShM 08/06/11(Sat)00:55 No.15836543
    Vipera's sifting through documents in the converted classroom that served as the Briefing hall, "Agreed. Air power's incredibly important, We felt the effects of that last fight. And as comforting as the living tanks in armor Aeon can bring to the field would be for us on the ground, the Air's just more important."
    >> [C*] Pvt. Al !!zwPLRg7MUZO 08/06/11(Sat)00:57 No.15836569
    "It's firmly in the 'Thou shall not' territory." Leaning in, Al whispers, "It's one of the reasons that vrankenification and vampirism will be allowed only in special cases. Command doesn't want us to get on Aeon's shitlist."
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)01:06 No.15836641

    If Vipera says we need the Skies back, I'm with her.

    Hey, maybe this time I'll get to see how I fare against an airship.

    Whatta think? AP or HE rocket for the things? I can't imagine a balloon having a thick hide, but I'd hate to bounce an HE off the side of one.
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)01:10 No.15836676

    To extrapolate ; The Voss at Albane airfields threatens not only our air security but also sharpens the undead tip against Aeon - which, if punctured devolves our situation to a mere 2 front guerilla war if Aeon's involvement is in bad terms.

    Kolstec currently holds the highest captive population of Ragnyllians and would bring about a substantial boost to our fighting power as well as useable assets to play Clovis Private Millitary with if we manage to secure the mines.

    With the revival of the Archmages of this school, we await word from them and Iffram on our current standing as they will be a big potential help to us in future battles against the voss' dark armies.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)01:16 No.15836734

    So clearing Albane Airfield gives us the sky back, and gets Aeon less jumpy.

    >Any word on how those Paranormal guys you mentioned operate, or are we not ready for that?
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)01:19 No.15836749
    They are training as we speak.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)01:21 No.15836763
    "Heeeh you know for people who sit on the sidelines the rest of our neighbors sure have a lot to say about how we shed out blood."
    "Any way those ball-less fucktards can yap all they want I'm not going to be bullied or bribed into doing anything, with that said I'm making our next target the mines, we need to get back our people before we get back our skies."

    "Still you all are going to be fighting to so feel free to voice your thoughts"
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)01:22 No.15836776

    I just blow up what you point at, Capt.
    >> Agent/Cpl. Vipera de Firmus !1/Y/FThShM 08/06/11(Sat)01:23 No.15836779
    "Aren't HE shells detonate on contact? Even if they thick, the round will detonate, odds are that one of those will light off the gasbag eventually. Can't armor them too much or they won't fly." Vipera grabs one of her files marked confidential, unseals and reads it. She sighs, before burning it to ash with a lighter.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)01:46 No.15836943

    I'm more worried the shell won't register contact, but rebound off the balloon like a pea bouncing off a jello mold.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)02:11 No.15837114

    Le bump
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)02:47 No.15837415
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    The Paranormal investigators lead the forefront to anti occult warfare and troop discipline. The job has had such a high male turnout that women are said to grow facial hair on the job.

    Custom bullets can include:
    [Incidienary] [Smoke] [Silver] [Holy] [Poison] [Explosive] [AP] etc etc.
    >> [S3] Pvt. Tavish !pc.EeHifNs 08/06/11(Sat)03:27 No.15837772

    A clarification on the weapon rules for the Investigators.

    First off, the only one means that one member gets a shotgun, and the other a revolver, in the pair.

    Regarding revolver ammo, normal ammo counts against your six bullets. So it would be better to load up completely with cool ammo.

    Damage is calculated as 3 - hex, counting from one hex away. So at melee range (1 hex) you do 3 damage, at 2 hexes 2, 3 hx = 1 dmg, 4 hx = 1 dmg with a -1 to the rating.

    For Spread: 4 x hx means that the number of rolls equals the number of targets in the hex you are firing at. So 3 enemies means 3 rolls, etc. Additionally, the maximum range for spread shots is 4 hexes (discounting effects such as elevation). Thus, the normal rule of "-1 for every additional hex outside of range" does not apply.

    For slug: same damage convention mentioned above applies. The "-1 for every additional hex outside of range" applies for slugs.

    >This is all subject to IC's rulings.
    >> [C*] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/06/11(Sat)04:05 No.15838111
    Some clarification on caster rules:

    I know that AOE spells are cast from arrays, but can a Ray spell also be cast from an array?
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)04:15 No.15838180

    >detects disguise
    >The enemy will start to look like friendlies.
    >open going to free prisoners from mines
    >> Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/06/11(Sat)04:28 No.15838293
    >*drools* Shotguns. Niiice. so say there's an infantry squad two hexes from me, and I fire with a shotgun. I roll 3 dice, one for each target in that hex, and if it hits, I deal 2 damage? That's pretty dang cool, but that rating of four makes it awful unreliable..perhaps saving up for accuracy upgrades is in order.
    >> Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/06/11(Sat)04:37 No.15838370
    So, which enemies are weak to what kinds of bullets? And while we're at it, a list of all the enemies we've encountered so far would be nice, if not absolutely necessary.
    >> Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/06/11(Sat)05:33 No.15838676
    May be just my idealism talking, but don't we tend to value Ragnyllian citizens more than strategic assets? my vote is for the mines. I think these Clovis guys seem pretty cool, and those Aeon bastards can sit and spin on it for all I care.
    >> kitten 08/06/11(Sat)05:37 No.15838699
    is there a 1d4chan thing about this I really want to read fluff.
    >> [S3] Pvt. Tavish !pc.EeHifNs 08/06/11(Sat)05:39 No.15838708

    Just the archives.

    >> [I*] Detective O'Brian !zNSO2WFfGE 08/06/11(Sat)06:00 No.15838808
    "I know a little about monsters and the like. Holy ammunition I assume to be effective against undead.

    Silver is useful against werewolves, and traditionally also against many supernatural monster types.

    Little known fact, but vampires actually show up in many types of mirrors. The only mirrors that they do not have reflections in are those that use silver in the reflective surface."

    Detective O'Brian drinks some of his coffee while taking a bite of a donut.

    "Now AP means Armor Penetrating. Guess what it's for?

    Poison is good for infantry, while explosive is great and against all but the toughest monster types. Even then, it's gotta help. Incendiary bullets burn, good for lighting up highly flammable targets or creatures weak to fire.

    Smoke bullets? I can't imagine why anyone would want those. Maybe if someone wants to shoot smoke directly into someone's lungs, but at that rate you'd be better off killing them with explosive bullets or poison or incendiary. Or hell, even regular bullets.

    Hope that clears things up for ya, kiddo."
    >> [A] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/06/11(Sat)06:22 No.15838908

    Well, concerning the enemies we've faced, most of them you can identify based on their unit icon on the map, which will be similar to ours but of a different color. These units are more-or-less Voss analogues of our own unit classes.

    Skulls are ghouls. Slow moving undead during the day, fast moving bastards at night that will rip you to shreds. Takes a squad to put one down, but they go down easily enough. Their bites are infectious.

    Squares with spikes on the sides are dullahans. Similar to your standard vanguard, but with more punch, health, and a near immunity to small-arms fire. Recommend use explosive weaponry on them.

    Large spikey heads that look like wolves/dogs are werewolves. Basically shoot the shit out of it and don't get close.

    In terms of armor and support, they've deployed blimps, tanks, and artillery, which are easily identified on the map.

    Hope that helps recruit.
    >> Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/06/11(Sat)07:41 No.15839325
    Mana write on a boards:

    Some clarification are needed on their weakness for our new recruits though:

    Ghouls: Seem as resistant as a [A], weak to slicing and explosive, or anything that deal enough damage to kill them in a turn, scout knives were proven to do so, while it take at least two [A] rifle or smg bullet to kill them.

    Duallahan: Will be the "White" square with spike, not to be mistaken for the two man marauder squad that use the same symbol but a darker hue. They will take immense ammount of non-explosive non-armor piercing damagae.

    Werewolves: Know to take up massive ammount of damages, silver bullet and [V] are what command suggested as the way to deal with them, Massive fireline also did the job when tried.

    Haunt: We didn't meet them yet, lucky bastard like we are. They will scout for the enemy are invisible in the dark, and can possess you. Currently the only way to kill them before they possess someone is keeping a good lighting and attack them. If they possess someone though, you'll have to kill them, this will kill the haunt in the process and allow for field resurection via stretcher.

    Vampire: We didn't meet those, but seeing Voss uses ghouls it's only a matter of time until that happen, vampire are faster, thougher and act more quickly than human. Some also lived long enough to see the birth of Ragnyll as nation. Silver will hurt them and as Helena said [V] will do enough damage to incapacitate them.They heal in the presence of blood so if you're wounded make sure to avoid them.
    >> Anonymous 08/06/11(Sat)10:14 No.15840238
    just posting to say iron hearts quest threads have some pretty cool art by OP. Kinda like advance wars.
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)15:25 No.15842212
    A communique has been sent to us from HeadQuarters:

    [ The Clovis Govt. wishes to send us a a small task force of their army's most able to oversee and offer their aid on our operations in Kolstec. Should we be able to cooperate with them Clovis armed relations can be opened up for talk. ]

    They want only battle groups that are going to the Kolstec operation. Do we accept ?
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)15:32 No.15842279

    Captain says he wanted the Mines cleared first, so let's do it.
    >> Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/06/11(Sat)15:33 No.15842281
    Mana signs:

    Seeing as Iceval didn't answer to this yet I'll say that they would be a welcome addition, that's also show them the rigor of this war.
    >> Agent/Cpl. Vipera de Firmus !1/Y/FThShM 08/06/11(Sat)15:47 No.15842437
    Vipera's already getting some investigator gear for herself, "Any help is welcome. At the very least less of our casualties." She clicks her tongue disaprovingly when she sees only one shotgun and revolver in the kit. She passes the shotgun to her usual partner and tells the rest of her troops to stick with scout gear. "blasted Underfunded investiator corps. At least with my girls we'll make sure not to waste any ammunition."
    >> Sgt. RipVanVinkle !Kdt2kegU6U 08/06/11(Sat)16:43 No.15843046

    " OOooooooh these are a lot of colourful bullets ! Too bads they duns fit in vine big vad volf. " Shakes rifle to ear.

    " Eh ? Vat voss dat ? Joo don't like the size of they're wansy pansy teeth ? Ohhh Big Vad ! You musn't say such fings !"

    " Command- may I request a team of scouts or assaults to join my vunderful huntsmens ? "
    >> [Bt]Sgt. Gunther !3QUDPTn2Js 08/06/11(Sat)17:29 No.15843605
    Well, it looks like the consensus here is to hit the mines. Well, if any airships show up I'm pretty sure me and Isara can take em down like last time!

    Just... I'd rather not attack at night, even though we have those nifty investigators tagging along with us now. I remember how many ghouls we had to face at Stilemar, and place was only a fraction the size of Kolstec.
    >> [A] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/06/11(Sat)18:59 No.15844441
    "So we're attacking the mines? We got a plan of action? Seems like the place is heavily guarded according to the intel we got. Also, Ghouls are weak to light, right? Is it just sunlight, or all light? Because if it's all light, you think we can get flashlights in our kits?"
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)19:15 No.15844578

    Invesitgators have flash lights. Solar lamps, even.
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/06/11(Sat)19:20 No.15844615
    Now that I think of it, I must ask. Are ghouls weak to light, or just primarily nocturnal? Cause we are going to be in a mine that it will be quite easy to have light sources shut off within..."
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)19:24 No.15844638

    Ghouls are generally possessed by a vampiric hunger for flesh during the night . While this determines their activities, it has little bearing on their physiological weaknesses. They are, after all, technically dead.
    >> Anonymous 08/06/11(Sat)19:27 No.15844651
    the dude who GM this is the same who does the Zombie Quest?
    >> Journal !w68jcmPgR6 08/06/11(Sat)19:37 No.15844721
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    Though, with my night being free I don't know if I should run a mission tonight or catch up with some missed ZQ due to work week.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)20:19 No.15844963
    "So Clovis wants to help out, I hope they understand that means fighting and not waiting up on hill to loot the Ibonyte after we deal with the Voss."

    "Command what do we know about Clovis and more important the Clovis commander that we are going to be dealing with."
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)20:29 No.15845021
    "Personally My plan is to get a detailed map of the mines and burrow in, rather than assault the front."

    "Inside is going to be a hell hole of Voss soldiers, monsters, and most important our people, V's and E' are going to be incredibly important on this mission because they'll be able to hold off hallways and give cover to our troops."
    "I'm going to ask if Oderrkuun can't make a drill for our bit-tanks or give our E's and A's some burrowing/ blasting gear."
    >> [A]James Douglas !H508X.HbJ6 08/06/11(Sat)20:31 No.15845048
    "Could we not use some Casters to just seal them in, then wait a few months?"
    >> Anonymous 08/06/11(Sat)20:33 No.15845060
    I recently read all of Zombie Quest that was in the Archives.
    every One.

    I must find out if Fat Punk lived. Just. I dont know why. It was his Birthday
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)20:34 No.15845071
    "At the rate this war is headed we barely have a few weeks let alone a whole month, and barring that they probably have the equipment to dig themselves out, we aren't dooming our country men to shitastic death, in a crumbling light-less crapshoot as Vossian slave labor and emergency rations."
    >> [A]James Douglas !H508X.HbJ6 08/06/11(Sat)20:38 No.15845100
    "Ah. But still... Casters would be useful, since, well, it's pretty much all... rock. Right? I understand the applications of vangaurds and engineers, though."
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/06/11(Sat)20:42 No.15845139
    You'll at least have me tagging along. Hopefully I'll fare better than my predecessors.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)20:43 No.15845145
    "Casters are useful and they can change the course of the battle but they are a big risk I've seen spells turn on themselves and well ... it wasn't pretty well it was pretty horrifying. But as an addendem we also need Investigators, I don;t know what nasty shit the voss have in store for us down there but i know they can sniff it out before it bites us in the ass."
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)20:45 No.15845166

    Cap...Does this mean I'm going to have to switch out my kit this run?

    This is gonna be a bad weekend.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)20:49 No.15845206
    "Hell no we are getting Isara down there if i have to have Oderkuun and his team work all night to find away. Nothing covers a tunnel better than 2 tons of vicious iron firepower."
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/06/11(Sat)20:54 No.15845264

    Cap, I am pretty sure you're thinking of Sgt. Gunther.

    Gunther drives Isara.

    I'm the guy with the rocket launcher.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)21:05 No.15845347
    "Sorry this whiskey i just finished stilling in the motor pool has rendered me temporarily blind but my sight is coming back, slowly"
    "A heavy machine gun would be better for the mines and explosives are pretty dangerous in closed enviorments but i'm rocking those caves with a grenade launcher so go with what you are best with."
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/06/11(Sat)21:43 No.15845721
    "Yeah, be very careful with your fire. I have a request for everyone though. Should anyone come across an ibonyte deposit, I'd ask that they set up an array on top of it.

    Oh, and Captain. Don't let the Lt. hear about where your still is. She'll tear the place apart looking for it."

    It'll make finding other ibonyte much easier.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/06/11(Sat)22:05 No.15845922
    "Hrm on setting arrays do you think you could set up Delayed action spells, for instance one that go off on a trigger like if x occupies this spot then a cave in occurs?

    "Also don't worry about the still i have deviously hidden it so carefully that Lt. Mana and an entire platoon of investigators wouldn't be able to locate it mwahahahah."
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/06/11(Sat)22:08 No.15845936
    Reconnaissance planes have just landed, a map is being charted now.
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/06/11(Sat)22:21 No.15846038
    I have thought of spells activated through various contingencies, I've just not had much of an opportunity to use any of them yet.
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/07/11(Sun)00:01 No.15846913
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    Aerial pictures surveyed, measured and .... accounted for enemy positions.

    It would seem that on Terrain like this one. the enemy Is taking no chances with reinforcements. Similarly, we suffer the same disadvantage. Roads are non existant and travel is so difficult that land based reinforcements are nill while the Voss enjoy a likely infantry traffic. Your mission is to either get enough men through the valley, on foot, or defeat the enemy.......
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)00:05 No.15846953
    "I don't suppose everyone would like to go pilot and drive bittanks would they?"
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)00:07 No.15846966
    While I could possibly take a crash course in it, I suspect I will be more valuable as a caster.
    >> Anonymous 08/07/11(Sun)00:08 No.15846979

    tank battle yeah!
    >> Anonymous 08/07/11(Sun)00:12 No.15847007
    casters could create cover I suppose. . .
    >> [A3] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)00:13 No.15847012

    Err... remind me again, what are the rules for stealth?
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)00:13 No.15847016
    Sir! I'd like to request platoon deployment for this engagement. ( as [C1CC] )
    >> Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)00:14 No.15847029
    Mana writes:

    We'll have to counter artillery the two NW artillery first, also I'm probably sorry to say that S and Hm and A won't be that usefull this time.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)00:27 No.15847150
    "Shit those Voss fucktards have set up a blockade. On flat terrain like this there ain't much we can do but hit hard and hit fast."
    >> Anonymous 08/07/11(Sun)00:27 No.15847151

    how much is the movement penalty for the infantry gonna be?
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)00:31 No.15847192

    It's like Christmas, but all the presents are made of rocks.
    >> IronCommand !SjkHabNIL2 08/07/11(Sun)00:33 No.15847215
    Running reduced by 1 hex.
    >> Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)00:34 No.15847220
    >Holy mother of NOPE.
    "That, there, is an AWFUL lot of tanks." he says, looking at the photos nervously.
    >> Anonymous 08/07/11(Sun)00:34 No.15847226

    that's it? so an [M] for example can only run 7 hex instead of 8, how bout normal movement? still the same?
    >> Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)00:36 No.15847239
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    Mana writes:

    I have two choices of plan, the first one is a static battleline where we'll make full use of our artillery and air support.

    The first one make full use of our engineers, elementalist and mobil

    The plan consist on making a trench and setting choke points in said trench. Stretchers will allow for field healing. while keeping a smoke cover.

    The second on is to blietzkrig those fucker.
    >> Anonymous 08/07/11(Sun)00:40 No.15847278

    blitz will probably only work if everyone deployed in bitanks

    of course I don't know if that's even possible, does IC pose limits to how many vehicles we can deploy in a mission?
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)00:40 No.15847282
    "Nice plans I'll see what we have to work with. All right maggots SIGN UP AND FORM UP, TAKING RECRUITS NOW.!"
    >> Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)00:40 No.15847283
    "Hmm, we could have Casters erect stone battlements, and harden the ground, while tanks and heavy weapons squads fire through the cracks? Or for the second plan, the casters could pave us a path straight to them, but engaging the tanks at close range seems kinda suicidal for anyone but V's."
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)00:40 No.15847284
    Despite CERTAIN strategists may say, blitzkrieg is not always the answer.

    I think running into the grinder here won't work.
    >> [A3] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)00:40 No.15847289

    Trenches? In an offense? We have time to dig one out without getting blown up, sir?
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)00:41 No.15847302
    If there is enough room, I'd like that [C1CC] platoon.
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)00:42 No.15847310
    We have magic, it's easier than you'd think.
    >> [C]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)00:42 No.15847313
    "Reporting for duty sir! The egg-heads gave me the rundown during my week off, so I'm itching to rain some hell down!"
    >> [Mngs][vVEE] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)00:43 No.15847319
    Mana signs:

    That would be the Elementalist jobs, we would have to charge and kill anything that get too close.
    >> [A3] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)00:47 No.15847354

    Then why not have the elementalists dig us some sand caves so we can drop those tanks into the ground?
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)00:48 No.15847366
    Current Roster
    [C1] Pvt. Al
    [C2]Pfc. Willhelm
    [Mngs][vV1] Lt.Mana
    [A1] Pvt. Vanderbuss

    Platoons will decided after the roster fills.
    >> [Mngs][vVEV] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)00:49 No.15847370
    Mana signs:

    That would only imobilize them not make them mission kill. Don't forget they have infantry too.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)00:49 No.15847374
    Always ready to make the enemy weep, sir.
    >> [A1] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)00:50 No.15847386

    Ummm sir, judging by the enemy disposition... I don't think my rifle is going to do us much good.

    There any preferred classes that you need, sir?
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)00:51 No.15847393
    "Hey where are all our mother fuckin' pilots???"
    "We are about to charge an iron wall we need some tanks!!!"
    >> [Mngs][vVEE] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)00:52 No.15847409
    Mana signs:

    There will be infantry too.
    >> [C]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)00:52 No.15847413
    "I thought we decided against a blitz, Captain."
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)00:54 No.15847428
    "Blitz or not the best way to take out a tank is with another tank."
    >> Agent/Cpl. Vipera de Firmus !1/Y/FThShM 08/07/11(Sun)00:55 No.15847449
    what the fuck is going on?
    >> Anonymous 08/07/11(Sun)00:55 No.15847452
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    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)00:57 No.15847473
    Well gee, it's just fantastic that they don't know how to turn their tanks around and keep us from leaving the mines.
    >> [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle !Kdt2kegU6U 08/07/11(Sun)00:58 No.15847490


    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:00 No.15847497
    [C1] Pvt. Al
    [C2]Pfc. Willhelm
    [Mngs][vV1] Lt.Mana
    [A1] Pvt. Vanderbuss
    [Hr1]Pvt Marks
    [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle
    Platoons will decided after the roster fills.
    "No pilots have yet shown up damn."
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:00 No.15847502

    That's where the cunning comes in.

    See, then you guys'll be behind them, and my slow ass with a rocket launcher and any tanks we keep will be on this side.

    The best anti-armor's in front of them, but a lot of bad things just got behind them.
    (NOTE: I do not actually support this plan, given the last time I charged an enemy position, I was gunned down in an instant.)
    >> [Bt]Sgt. Gunther !3QUDPTn2Js 08/07/11(Sun)01:00 No.15847505
    HOLY SHIT that is a lot of tanks.

    I suggest smoke, and LOTS of it. And maybe a pit so I can go hull-down with Isara.
    >> [C]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)01:01 No.15847512
    "All due respect Rip, but rifles aren't gonna be doing much good against that many freaking tanks."
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:02 No.15847526

    Sir, if it's really necessary, I can mount up. Firing one big gun's much like another.

    I just worry about switching positions, since Weathers.

    Also, I have no idea what Bitank statlines are like.
    >> [Mngs][vV1] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)01:02 No.15847529
    Mana signs:

    The infantry is simply not showing up on this aerial map, they are there.
    >> [C]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)01:03 No.15847530
    "Hey Marks! Great to see you."
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:04 No.15847541
    [C1] Pvt. Al
    [C2]Pfc. Willhelm
    [Mngs][vV1] Lt.Mana
    [A1] Pvt. Vanderbuss
    [Hr1]Pvt Marks
    [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle
    [Bt][P1]Sgt. Gunther
    "Damn fine time to show up Gunther!"
    >> [A1] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)01:04 No.15847545

    Willing to switch to [M] to provide smoke screen cover and explosive support.
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    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:05 No.15847554

    Wilhelm. See you got yourself some book-learning.
    Thought I heard you was hungering to be one o' them Paranormies.
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:07 No.15847577
    [C1] Pvt. Al
    [C2]Pfc. Willhelm
    [vV1] [Mngs]Lt.Mana
    [M2] Pvt. Vanderbuss
    [Hr1]Pvt Marks
    [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle
    [Bt][P1]Sgt. Gunther

    8/12 spots filled

    NIe choice Vanderbuss remember you have to reload after every shot and find cover when you can.
    >> [C]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)01:08 No.15847585
    "Yeah, I am. This fight doesn't really call for what they can do, though. Of course, I still can't help feeling very naked in just this coat. What I wouldn't give for a set of vanguard body armor."
    >> [M2] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)01:08 No.15847588

    Changing tag now...

    Yes sir, thank you sir.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:08 No.15847589
    If I read this card correctly, a pilot in a Rig Cycle could cart me around with him, right?
    So I could gain double mobility, while the Rig Cycle gains some Anti-Armor capabilities.

    This is an interesting development...
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:09 No.15847599
    I'd like to request that some of the non-casters throw down arrays (at least 6 hexes away from each other) so that the casters are free to act on the first turn, if some of you would be so kind.
    >> [Mngs][vV1] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)01:10 No.15847608
    Mana signs:

    I'd laught if I didn't sound like a retard when I do now. Vanguard armor won't save you from a tank HE round.
    >> [Hr1]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:10 No.15847609

    Capt, can I become a [HrP] Platoon, and requisition a Rig Cycle?
    >> [Bt-P1]Sgt. Gunther !3QUDPTn2Js 08/07/11(Sun)01:10 No.15847610
    Just be careful. Gunning around in a vehicle makes you a bigger target and unlike BiTanks, cycles are still vulnerable to small arms.
    >> [C2]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)01:11 No.15847619
    "Hey, Al. Turn 1, drop an Earth array. I'll deploy next to you, and use my first action to raise an iron wall for cover, so we can focus on keeping everyone else behind some form of cover."
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:11 No.15847622
    Just keep your distance, and the worst you'll have to fear is spells backfiring. That's how one of my predecessors died.
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:13 No.15847643


    I'm hoping some non-caster units will help us out with arrays.
    >> [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle !Kdt2kegU6U 08/07/11(Sun)01:15 No.15847667
    Requesting two Ms that have enough humor to laugh at mein jokes :,D
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:16 No.15847675
    Lt. Mana, [Hr1]Pvt Marks, [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle and [C1] Pvt. Al. You are clear for Platoons post your choices

    > Platoon Squads
    Units can now have platoon strength troops comprising of up to 3 combined units and no more than 2 types. Example; a Platoon with Vanguards and Assaut will be [VAV1] , [AAV2] [VAA3] or [AVV4]. Upgrades will be communicable across all members of your unit.

    Platoons cannot break unit cohesion and cannot be spaced more than 1 hex apart. Unless given the order to " Post " in which the unit will remain stationary until called. In which case they will make it to your Platoon at their best possible speed and only that.

    At the end of each action Platoons must take special care in how they are formationed. Box, Circle, Arrow, Line, and Wall formations are among the most basic formations. With sub variations in scatter. 2scatter means no more than 2 members occupy a space. 1scatter means the unit is fanned out as best as possible. Also take into account which units will favor the front, and which will bring up the rear, this is important in determining attack patterns as the front will typically attack first with rear on clean up.

    Attack Pattern:
    Designate attack patterns in chunks of Front, Rear, Leftern or Rightern in combination with unit type to make processing easier. With 3 squads under your unit, micro ordering by single units will not get processed.

    Movement: The platoon will move only as fast as its slowest Unit. However, faster Units can extend to the front of elongated formations.

    ! Beware Explosions !
    And other AOE capable units like Enemy Armor, Ms Casters, and easily identifiable traps.
    >> [Mngs][vVEV] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)01:17 No.15847687
    Mana signs:
    I'll be taking another V and a E team with me, we'll show those tank how close combat work
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:18 No.15847698

    >> [Hr,P]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:20 No.15847718

    I'd like a Pilot and a Cycle for him to drive, sir.


    Worst comes to worst, the pilot auto-ejects, and I've got an extra heart. I'm a hard man to kill.

    My new Pilot's name is Otto!
    My squad-mate's name is Chester!

    Now I have two consciences I can jump to in the case of my termination!
    >> [HrP]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:23 No.15847744

    Hey, Al. How gently does an array need to be placed?

    Like, if, say, some pilot were to nitro into the teeth of the enemy, could his sidecar squad javelin the array out, and continue on their merry way, allowing you to erode the ground at the feet of the enemy?
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:24 No.15847754
    It takes an action to place, that's just about it.
    >> [C2]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)01:24 No.15847758
    "Hey Lt., just out of curiosity, what happens if you happen to be struck by lightning? Does it supercharge you or something?"
    >> [Mngs][vVEV] Lt.Mana !!jtTqSsN+V0O 08/07/11(Sun)01:25 No.15847761
    Mana signs:

    Rip, you and your platoon will enjoy an extra hp, same for you Al.
    >> [S1] Sgt. RipVanVinkle !Kdt2kegU6U 08/07/11(Sun)01:25 No.15847769


    [SSS] for radio shennanigans.
    >> [M2] Pvt. Vanderbuss !IMYfe1j54Y 08/07/11(Sun)01:27 No.15847790

    Wait, so am I [M2], or [A1]?

    >Can I be a pilot and have a BiTank?
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:27 No.15847796
    Not sure it does anything. I don't foresee us finding somewhere to place an array that gives us lightning anyway.
    >> [HrP]Pvt Marks !!etjUP7/V3a6 08/07/11(Sun)01:27 No.15847797

    If I die...

    Tell my brothers I died firing rockets off of a motorcycle.

    Recruitment in my town should SPIKE.
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:29 No.15847816
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:29 No.15847821
    Final Roster
    [C1/C/C] Pvt. Al
    [C2]Pfc. Willhelm

    [Mngs][vV1/E/V] Lt.Mana

    [M2] Pvt. Vanderbuss

    [Hr1/P]Pvt Marks

    [S1/S/S] Sgt. RipVanVinkle

    [Bt][P1]Sgt. Gunther
    Good luck men
    >> [M]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:30 No.15847833
    "It's been fixed Vanderbuss my bad"
    >> [C2]Pfc. Willhelm !!Q1eZ8Ouu5QA 08/07/11(Sun)01:31 No.15847840
    "Hmm, well, we can place air arrays, right? Air here, a fire one over there being powered by the sun, boom, Lightning....Hey, I think I know how I'm gonna bust some tanks. Since you've got unit cohesion to keep in mind, what array do you want me to drop turn 1?"
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:36 No.15847907
    The type of element the array taps depends on the terrain the array is placed on. An array placed in a river would give access to water, and array on rock to earth. An array on a high place like the top of a tall structure or something heavily tied to air like a windmill would give air power. With multiple arrays, elements can be combined to make new types of spells.

    Oddly enough, for example, Earth plus water gives us the ability to heal for some reason.
    >> [M1-Scrb]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:37 No.15847922
    "Don't be stupid men think your moves through and try and stay alive."
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:38 No.15847936
    "Stay alive?! Why didn't I think of that sooner..."
    >> [M1-Scrb]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:43 No.15847976
    "There is a special place in Hellghast for smarmy bastards and that place is a permanent spot on the chore roster cleaning latrines."
    >> [C1] Pvt. Al !zNSO2WFfGE 08/07/11(Sun)01:44 No.15847995
    "I wonder what would happen if I were to place an array on a toilet..."
    >> [M1-Scrb]Capt.Iceval !!lIURwBKIw5c 08/07/11(Sun)01:47 No.15848031
    "... I don't know but what ever happens you are cleaning it up. In fact i don't want to catch you experimenting in the men's restroom."
    >> [Bt-P1]Sgt. Gunther !3QUDPTn2Js 08/07/11(Sun)01:48 No.15848040
    Or a grave...
    >> IRONCOMMAND !SjkHabNIL2 08/07/11(Sun)02:01 No.15848203

    The battle.

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