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    118 KB STRIKE WITCHES: YELLOW SUBMARINE planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)19:55 No.17903034  
    >Short side-story if you missed it: http://pastebin.com/WbPrFaBx

    You're currently thundering towards a loose gaggle of bandits in the pitch-black, leading a loose Vee of Witches into the intercept. You will merge with the enemy in mere seconds, and the Witches are counting on your radar. Below, in the dark waters, a Witch floats, shot-down, helpless - and Martian water-craft are closing on her fast.

    >answering questions asked in earlier thread while y'alls vote
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:57 No.17903050
    Ian, cover that witch, sean cover our rear arc, Minna, there's nothing in the world that's going to keep up with me on this, so I'd appreciate you taking down the martians that are about to follow me.

    Sean, on my mark hit the radar full power, I want the martians boards to be screaming, retransmit the data to whoever is listening.

    *hit wep in a dive for the witch*

    Now sean.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)19:57 No.17903060
    I was JUST booting up foolz.us to look for this.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:58 No.17903063
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:59 No.17903088
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:59 No.17903090
    foolz is down.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:02 No.17903122
    >What becomes of Tiger Aces like Wittman and such in this timeline? Are they tankwitches or do they just not exist because Martians eat tanks for breakfast?

    Very much still around. Tanks are still important front-line weapons - truth be told, they're better then those stupid fucking "tripod" walkers the Martians began the invasion with. The Martians have had to adapt to humanity as much as we've had to adapt to them - certain weapon match-ups ended pretty badly for them. It's a two-way street, this war.

    >What is the deal in Spain and Switzerland? What is going on in China? Is there a China?

    Switzerland is having a rough time; their natural mountain defenses don't help as much against Martians; who seem to utilize their "drop-from-orbit" ability haphazardly and infrequently (so they still help, of course.) Spain; the Iberian peninsula, is currently a major front; and some well-known names are kicking ass and taking names down there.

    >Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

    I didn't cheat and Google. Got me there chief, don't know that reference.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:02 No.17903124
    Hit those bandits like the fist of an angry god, break them up and let the witch mop them up, after that hit that big red button and save that witch.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:02 No.17903126
    Close distance and enter the AOE, fly a banking turn at altitude to put as much sustained fire on the watercraft as possible. Since we can't actually pull her out of the water, we'll have to send in a few witches to do so while keeping a couple at altitude with us to serve as top cover, and to make sure no uninvited guests screw with the recovery.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:03 No.17903131
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:03 No.17903137
    Oh and quickly inform the others that you are breaking formation.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:04 No.17903146
    Incidentally, when you didn't show up on Thursday, we had a LONG discussion thread about what to do with Minna.

    We decided to move our stuff into her room as revenge for kicking us out, and use the opportunity to tell her that the watch was not meant as some grand romantic gesture.

    Some people weren't in that thread, but that was what was decided then.
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)20:04 No.17903149
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    oh planefag, Looks like im not geting ANY work done for my quest tonight, or tomorrow
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:04 No.17903153
    Wing Commander, requesting permission to break formation to provide cover for downed Witch.
    I make it to her, I've still got WEP and nothing's faster than a Black Widow in a dive.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:04 No.17903154
    Hit WEP, blast through enemies guns blazing then circle around and go for those boats, Inform Minna and the other witches to burn the ones on your tail.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:05 No.17903166
    Really? Because I remember lots of bitching on that idea, not agreement.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:05 No.17903169
    What the fuck can we do? Tell a witch to FUCKING CATCH.

    Out of curiosity, are these the same martians from War of the Worlds?
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)20:06 No.17903171
    Wait a minute, tanks are still kicking around? I thought spess lasers would slap thier shit, this changes a few things (for me mien kommandant)
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:07 No.17903188

    Strike from the skies, sisters!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:07 No.17903192
    Read the thread

    We reach some sort of consensus at the near the end.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:08 No.17903197
    I'd expect that, much as with real tanks, it all depends on who gets the first shot off.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:08 No.17903199
    That wasn't even close to an agreement. Plus, it was a suggestion for a point so far ahead in the storyline that it was pointless to even speculate about.

    Wait until the battle and its aftermath are over, THEN we can discuss how to deal with Minna and Trude.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:08 No.17903207
    That's only for those that stayed in the thread.
    Other players weren't there at all, or didn't stick around when the Minna-bitching started.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:09 No.17903210
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:09 No.17903211

    Sounds like a terrible idea.

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:09 No.17903221

    OK then, I just thought I should mention it.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:09 No.17903224
    Nothing was decided in that thread, period.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:10 No.17903228
    Instead of this, I vote we ignore where our stuff is, and continue our practice of bouncing witches out of whichever bed is nearest when we decide to sleep.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:10 No.17903230
    >Turn on radar full power
    >Use Martian radar-detection against them by blinding their sensors with a full power radar
    >distract ALL Martians in the airspace
    That's the kind of balls-out suicidal maneuver I expect out of our pilot!
    I approve!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:11 No.17903242
    We're not voting yet, just noting what happened.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:11 No.17903245
    >bounce Minna, Sakamoto or Perrine's bed.
    >BAD END
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:11 No.17903246
    I thought it seemed like a decent plan.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:11 No.17903247
    That seems like a good idea.... except they might bounce back in if we're not careful
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:12 No.17903253
    That just about covers it, just lace our WEP with all the gnome goodness we got.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:12 No.17903262
    Hallelujah! It's raining chicks!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:12 No.17903263
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    >Giving any fucks whatsoever
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)20:12 No.17903264
    /tg/ reaching a verdict about a questthread ever is like videogame threads on /v/, it doesnt fucking happen, ever, that and we are already derailing our plane overlord's thread, back to the topic at hand,

    Gotta go fast n save the witch, WEP if we need to
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:13 No.17903268
    wait wait wait who was the one who got shot down? I smell a trap
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:13 No.17903275
    We don't know yet.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:13 No.17903277
    Also, to the people who seem to want to dive right to the deck:

    WE ARE IN A FUCKING PLANE. WE CAN'T HOVER. The only way we can linger long enough in the area to make a difference is to go with something like >>17903126

    We don't have the means to save her ourselves, so we should tailor our strategy accordingly.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:14 No.17903282
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:14 No.17903285
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    >What exactly do the martians look like? I keep imagining them as the Neuroi from Strike Witches.

    Martians themselves; pic related (thank you Crix.) Martian engineering aesthetics: Shivans meet steampunk. They like the blacks and reds, but they also typically have pipes and valves and all sorts of weird shit sticking out everywhere; it's probably quite practical and efficient given whatever rules their tech runs on, which we don't understand very well. They love asymmetry as much as we love symmetry, so those protrubences are usually worked in as the asymmetric aspect. They actually look decent, even to human eyes.

    >What is going on in China? Is there a China?

    Very much so. China's got some of the older and more powerful Witch lines known to be kicking around; all that Romance of The Twelve Katas shit or whatever, so the Japanese attacks didn't hurt them as badly. The conflict between the Communists and Anti-Communists, on the other hand, is much worse.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:14 No.17903291
    It may very well be a trap, which is why we should be flying at ludicrous speed when we cross through the area.

    >Inb4 we break the sound barrier
    >> Will 02/11/12(Sat)20:15 No.17903298
    Last thread you said we can't be in two places at once.

    I take that as a challenge.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:16 No.17903306
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:16 No.17903315

    If I called it right with my supposition last time, then it is imperitive we collect that downed 'witch'.

    We'll radio it to the other witches, since we can't pick them out of the water, then, dive and rake the shit out of those incoming boats.
    >> NavalAnon !!jz5JQZ1dN2Q 02/11/12(Sat)20:18 No.17903328
    hey planefag, how many German V weapons made it out of Germany, and how many researchers. Also, how close is this planet from Jet technology being mass produced, because the image of the B-36 and P-86s flying in and showing them that Humanity isn't going to take this lying down amuses me.

    Also, for personal intrest, does nuclear energy exist, because I had amusing thoughts about a.. he would be a Captain by now, Rickover forcing techs to reverse engineer a Martian tripod and power ships with it or else makes me laugh.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:18 No.17903333
    I agree that we need to coordinate with the Witches for this plan to even work.
    But what about the idea of blinding the Martian sensors with a full-power radar, distracting the boats from their target, and whatever fighters there are from their own dogfights?
    >> Major Airlift 02/11/12(Sat)20:18 No.17903334
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:19 No.17903336

    >Do our choices actually matter for the love interests, or are you going to railroad us into your choice?

    I will happily and freely railroad anything so pants-on-head retarded that it'd break everything forever; and/or do enough railroading to honor the spirit of the vote without breaking the simple logistical aspects (since 99% of the time it's just that anon didn't read well enough, I didn't write well enough, or both.)

    As for love interests; you're going to have to bust your ass to actually succeed with one at *all.* There's some fucked-up shit under the surface you haven't hit yet. I mean, we've got lolis thrown into the horrid meat-grinder of war, that's gonna leave some scars. And a 20-year old fighter pilot being sensitive enough to get through that while still being... well, a 20 year old fighter pilot? Damn.

    tl;dr They matter.

    >How long do you plan on doing the quest?

    Till it ends.

    >Planefag, what are the current dispositions of the world's navies at this point? Like, remaining major capital ships, commanders, and such?

    More then in our timeline, that's for damn sure. Graf Spee survived 1939, the Arizona is still afloat and fighting, Richelieu is doing her thing in the Indian Ocean. The Martians have crippled a few ships, but have yet to put one down for the count.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:20 No.17903354
    The point is to get there right away, and distract everything around the downed witch, there are several maneuvers that allow you to quickly drop speed and remain in the area, and it's especially effective in this plane with top and bottom turrets.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:20 No.17903356
    Is this correct?
    Because is invalidates the plan.

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:21 No.17903363
    At this point, historically, nuclear physics should still be in its infancy, and the conventional jet engine is probably still in the early evaluation stages.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:21 No.17903366
    Dive down, strafe the martian ships going for the witch
    >> Caster 02/11/12(Sat)20:21 No.17903369

    How about the Bismarck?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:21 No.17903376
    >break the sound barrier
    >in a P-61

    That would not end well. We may be skilled, but that won't matter when our plane tears itself apart in an uncontrollable spray of wreckage.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)20:21 No.17903377
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    Trude didn't seem to have a whole lot of objections to register.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:22 No.17903388
    How many years out is the Trinity Test or equivalent?

    How long till jetwitches?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:22 No.17903391
    Quit answering questions and write the damn update
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:23 No.17903401
    Is Oppenhimer a witch?
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)20:23 No.17903402
    Martian ground forces, do they even exist? Do they still use walkers in force? Do they have any effective weapons against tanks?
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:24 No.17903415
    >hey planefag, how many German V weapons made it out of Germany, and how many researchers

    Pretty much all of them, though construction efforts are iffy - the Martians play merry hell with raw materiel availability. V-1s are being employed regularly against Martian ground bases, but the V-2 doesn't really have a guidance system good enough to hit something smaller then England yet, nor any targets... the size of England worth shooting at.

    Nobody can really spot the Martian 'ships' assumed to be in orbit. Their troops just kind of... appear, almost, in their aircraft or whatnot.

    Jet technology is in development, and nuclear energy is being hastily studied; but very carefully - nobody quite knows what kind of energies the Martians can detect.

    Reverse-engineering of Martian tech is ongoing, too.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:24 No.17903416
    >Witches delivering Fat Man to France

    Fund it.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:26 No.17903435
    >Bounce Sakamoto
    >Not bouncing Sean and Sakamobro
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:26 No.17903436
    First flight of the Me 262 was in 1942: engine problems kept it from operational status until mid 1944. Trinity wasn't until July 1945.

    Unless planefage does something crazy, both will be non-issues.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:27 No.17903454
    More people like Minna. But a LOT of people hate Minna.

    >inb4 "NO ONE LIKE MINNA"
    >> Major Airlift 02/11/12(Sat)20:27 No.17903458

    If it's similar to the series: experimental jet strikers in a few months to a year. But they burn through fuel as fast as normal jets, but in this case the fuel is a living person so they don't work so well.
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)20:28 No.17903469
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    Strike Witches? Isn't that a GIRLS QUEST.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:29 No.17903479
    you just LOVED to get punched don't you
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:29 No.17903490


    Minna is a god damn bitch to us. The only reason we like her is because she has legs we can suck on. But Shirley has better over all, and Trude is nicer.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:30 No.17903503
    Clearly they should all NTR the MC, together.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:31 No.17903515
    We could still try and use the MK 108 systems.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:32 No.17903517
    She saved us from Patton. And I think that we might like her if she got that stick out of her ass.
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)20:33 No.17903530
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:33 No.17903533

    No, she suggested that her and her other hos were our hos. She was just stating fact.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:35 No.17903550
    Trude also punched us so hard we got hang time. She's EVERY BIT as unstable as Minna. It's just that she's usually okay, but goes through brief flashes of hyper-violence.

    In short, they're both fucked up, they just show it in different ways.
    >> Caster 02/11/12(Sat)20:35 No.17903553


    She did save our ass from the stockade.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:35 No.17903555
    No... I think we are THEIR plaything. Also, we need to blindfold the women next time we bathe.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:36 No.17903569
    It's a matter of opinion. You could put it off to that, or it was because she didn't want to see us court-martialed (or at least, see someone ELSE court-martial us)
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:36 No.17903570
    Some part of us gets off on that though.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:36 No.17903573
    Her sister probably died hours ago, Minnas husbando died years ago. one of these is more of an "issue" than the other.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:36 No.17903574
    And if someone attacks an enemy of your because they didn't like a certain comment, and said attack keeps your ass from being killed, they still count as saving your ass
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:36 No.17903576
    I think we should harass back. Or at least har Shirley ass, if you know what I mean.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:37 No.17903579
    Disregard discussion
    Acquire witch/kills
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:37 No.17903582
    Your ego's writing checks MC's body can't cash.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)20:37 No.17903583
    Planefag, you need to post faster so these slapfights in your threads don't happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:37 No.17903591
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:39 No.17903607
    Do you think these guys realise how pathetic they sound?
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:39 No.17903614
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    Breaking formation at the crucial moment for the sake of a single aviator would probably get a few Witches killed. But if you don't, the downed Witch is in deep shit. It's an impossible situation; Sophie's Choice, a Knights Fork. Only two choices, both with outcomes you detest.

    In short, it's a lot like shopping for cigs at the base PX.

    And you fucking HATE the base PX.

    "SEAN, ALL THE JUICE, LIGHT'EM UP!" you scream as Martians and Humans hurtle towards the merge. Sean reacts instantly, and the contacts on the small terminal-targeting scope on your panel light up like beacons. You're blasting radar energy into the Martians faces; which may or may not blind them - nobody's quite sure how they navigate.

    But it's well-known that they're very, very good at homing in on radar emissions themselves, and you've just lit yourself up like a fucking Christmas tree.

    You finesse the yoke and roll your Black Widow through a single defensive barrel roll, the night around you lighting up with tracers and the bright flares of minirocket motors as you roar through the enemy formation. The radio explodes with chatter as the Witches on your wings go to work on the enemy.

    "Chasing us!" Sean says tersely. Oh yeah, you got their attention, all right.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:39 No.17903616
    I think he was expecting this to happen, so he delayed the start for a bit while we argue.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:39 No.17903619

    No, and my waifu is the plane, no baby as pretty as her.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:40 No.17903623
    We're giving Minna flashbacks something awful, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:40 No.17903628
    I don't think so.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:41 No.17903635
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    Hell yes. Our true waifu
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:41 No.17903636

    Actually, I had to take a few minutes to figure out how ditching Minna et al in the middle of a dogfight to go do Sea Rescue's job for them was not going to get all the Witches killed.

    Thankfully, a few clever anon's have stealable suggestions, as usual.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:41 No.17903640
    all of them
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:42 No.17903643
    Thank you, sir. I just want to be the best pimp-pilot in the USAF, sir.
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:43 No.17903657
    ...There's a thing called Sea Rescue? What?

    You need to not assume we know everything that goes on in the backgrounds of the wartime aviator's life, planefag.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:43 No.17903660
    We're going to need that WEP just to pull our own asses out of the fire. Works for me.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:43 No.17903667
    >had to take a few minutes to figure out how ditching Minna et al in the middle of a dogfight to go do Sea Rescue's job for them was not going to get all the Witches killed.
    >Thankfully, a few clever anon's have stealable suggestions, as usual.
    Thanks. I'm willing to wait if it means we don't end up doing something monumentally stupid and getting our entire squadron killed.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:43 No.17903668
    If it's somehow possible to narrow the radar beam, do that and start shining it right in the faces of specific alium ships. Preferably the ones that look like squad leaders (based on their positions in their formations).
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:45 No.17903690

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:45 No.17903695
    >1 hour, 45 minutes after quest start
    >two updates
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    She sher is purdy
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:45 No.17903700
    I'm not sure our 1940's radar can do that.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:46 No.17903701
    The way we do this: at the appropriate moment to bug out, we cut the power, send ourselves through 180 degrees of a flat spin, then kick all the power back in. Aliums blow right by us as we start accelerating in the opposite direction, and we look awesome doing it.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:46 No.17903714

    You say that like Anon doesn't realise what breaking formation before hitting an engagement would do, to them, saving a potential waifu from the water is more important than fighting to save those he knows.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:46 No.17903716
    Hence why I said "if somehow possible".
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)20:46 No.17903717
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    >And you fucking HATE the base PX.

    Only because it never has exactly what you are looking for, only something similar.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:46 No.17903718
    I'm not familiar with the SW timeline, how far into WW2 were we when the aliums showed?
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)20:47 No.17903723
    One question planefag, how do martains combat allied armor? double masers? walkers? Or have you not decided yet?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:47 No.17903730
    Yes, but out mere presence is enough to remind Minna of the event that fucked her up in the first place.

    They both have issues, and trying to compare and contrast them is impossible. Psychological issues aren't something you can quantify or rationalize like that. You always need to treat them with the same degree of seriousness and dedication if you want to help resolve them, because no matter what the source or age of the trauma, the pain is the same.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:48 No.17903737
    > hasn't even been an hour
    > bitches anyways
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:48 No.17903741
    Well, in my case I figured the Witches on our flanks would follow us in and help blow up anything in our way.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:49 No.17903747
    Me too. We were going to tell Minna what we were doing, right?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:49 No.17903748
    not even an hour you noob
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    So this is us?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:49 No.17903754
    >Cut power
    >Flat spin
    >More power

    How to crash and burn in three easy steps.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:49 No.17903755
    In my case I kinda figured that's what the giant illumination show we're putting up on the enemies boards was for, they'll be too busy chasing us to bother the witches.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:50 No.17903765
    So outta curiosity, whose suggestions did you steal?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:50 No.17903766
    I'm quite aware, but the question is who is better for a relationship, and the short term drama of trudes sister doesn't suggest as much of a complex as Minnas got.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:50 No.17903772
    We'll see soon enough.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:52 No.17903799
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    Yeah, Baby!
    Let's ride into the danger zone!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:52 No.17903800
    Honestly curious here, why won't that work? I mean aside from the issue of having to get the timing exactly right to not just send us into a fatal tumble, and the issue of having to accelerate hard enough to completely overcome our forward momentum before we can start moving in the opposite direction.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)20:52 No.17903801
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    Martians are never easy to predict or outguess, but they tend to respect radar, which is why good radar operators are so prized. HOW they respect it, however, is never easy to predict.

    "Two looping on us!" Sean shouts, and you know he's spotted the Martians silhouetted against the moon during their vertical reversal.

    "What kind!?" you as, putting the Widow into a steep left-hand bank and beginning a gentle turn.

    "The fucking dangerous kind I don't fucking know!" Sean snaps back. "Ian, the fucking turret now!"

    The hardest part of dog-fighting is timing - and the hardest part of timing is having the steel balls to stick to it against enemies you can't see. You sense the Martians looping back through the night sky, sense that they'd be coming over the top of their loop, putting their nose on you right... about...

    NOW. You bank the aircraft even harder, flipping it inverted, and haul into a sharp, terrible split-S.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:53 No.17903804
    >in the middle of a giant air battle
    >someone's about to die, most likely us since we decided to rescue someone in our unshielded pig of an aircraft
    >the waifu-fags /still/ won't shut the fuck up

    Jesus Christ guys pro waifu/anti-waifu it doesn't matter right now, we aren't going to screw any of them until after the battle's done anyways.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:53 No.17903805
    Quest related
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:53 No.17903808
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    I don't think you fully understand how much Trude loves her sister. If she doesn't come back safe there WILL be blood. The only thing holding her together right now is the fact that she might be fine and her sense of professionalism.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:53 No.17903813
    Plus, PF's line of
    >more problems than you even realize
    suggests that there's more fucked up in there that we don't know about yet. Hopefully, we've got Minna's major issues figured out.

    Besides, we've got to "fix" each witch one at a time if they're going to be rock solid badasses later on, so we might as well start to work on both Minna and Trude at once.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:54 No.17903819
    On the other hand, Minna has had some time to deal with this, and her situation is unlikely to change. Trude has only had to deal with this for a short time, and her sister might die which would send her into a tailspin.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:55 No.17903836
    "Note to self: put 'have sex with beautiful woman in middle of raging air battle' on lifetime to-do list."
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:55 No.17903837
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    Good god, the waifu-bastards never shut up.

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:56 No.17903851
    Despite the rage in my post, I do have to admit this makes for a pretty good bucket list item.

    Probably should save it for last though, cause it probably will be.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:57 No.17903856
    I like to think MC is debating this while he's flying.

    "Should I choose Minna or Trude?"
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:57 No.17903861
    Before this is sorted out, we will need a lot of B52s. and buckets, probably.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:58 No.17903871
    Save our bros first. Chase their skirts once the shooting stops.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:58 No.17903876
    We're a good pilot.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:58 No.17903877
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    What's this? my image folder has a sub-folder labled B52
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:59 No.17903881
    >Strike Witches Quest
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:59 No.17903890
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:59 No.17903892
    I see /k/ made it to the party.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:00 No.17903897
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:00 No.17903899
    You mean chase their belts
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:00 No.17903901
    Who's got the Kahlua?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:00 No.17903902
    Well, Sakabroto's major canon issue just doesn't exist in this timeline, so that's one down already.

    Erica is too awesome for issues.

    Shirley just wants to go faster than anyone ever.

    Eila and Sanya are in lesbians with each other, so they can keep each other stable.

    Zucchini is too young and spazzy to develop any major issues yet.

    Perrine is Ian's problem.

    So the only other one left is Miyafuji, and she's likely to end up as sort of a replacement sister for Trude.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:00 No.17903904
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    B-52 is always related. It's design was even started during WW2.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:00 No.17903906
    >Light em up Ian
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:01 No.17903909
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    Nah, this kind.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:01 No.17903913
    Eh. I still vote for harem.

    What? Magic is at least hinted at as being partially genetic in SW, right? When the brass finds out our crew is gnomes, what do you think they'll do in order to ensure future generations of witches? After all, Witches currently have a useful combat career of 10-12 years, tops, and then they have to be replaced.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:01 No.17903914
    >> Major Airlift 02/11/12(Sat)21:01 No.17903919
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    Guess there's only one option then.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:01 No.17903921
    Right, so we can multi-task.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:01 No.17903922
    Miyafuji's issues are more about boobs.
    And Sean is busy thinking of railing Sakamoto
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:02 No.17903927
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    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)21:03 No.17903939
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    At the top of their loop, the Martians are at almost a complete standstill, and they've significant vertical separation. They must be a good two hundred, two-fifty above you when you both start your dives.

    Except nothing dives like a P-61. Hauling back on the yoke you tuck your fighter into an upside-down loop, but just as you come through the "bottom," aimed downward at a steep angle, you roll the other way and pull back again, diving straight down. Your fighter can only go so fast without disintegrating, you don't want to get your ass blown off by a lucky long-range shot, and you don't want to escape the Martians just yet.

    You want to sucker them lower.

    And according to Sean, lower they come. Keeping track of your enemy is tough in daylight; at night it's like playing hide-and-seek with bazookas. (In Sanya's case, quite literally.) Even with a half-moon and low cloud cover, spotting a black-painted aircraft (or Martian) is no easy feat, even inside knife-fighting distance.

    But you've got three pairs of eyes, and... well, nobody's counted the eyes on a Martian, and... oh fuck it, you're going to kick their ass, that's the gist of it.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:03 No.17903951
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    Well guess who!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:04 No.17903953
    >implying we'd ever agree with anything based on the assumption that we can use magic
    >implying we can use magic
    >males can't use magic, just females, remember?
    >shut up, I have yet to see any proof of magic.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:04 No.17903963
    That picture D:
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:05 No.17903966
    >Miyafuji's issues are about boobs

    We have someone else reassure her that she's only like 12 or something, and thus still has plenty of time to develop breasts before puberty ends.

    "Someone else" because this would rank down there with "so that's what those bins next to the toilets are for" on the list of horrendously awkward topics for any man to deal with.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:05 No.17903971
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    >MFW eyes
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)21:06 No.17903978
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    >"Someone else" because this would rank down there with "so that's what those bins next to the toilets are for" on the list of horrendously awkward topics for any man to deal with.
    You're telling me, geez.

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:06 No.17903984
    That's not the Haram end. That the "THE GOVERNMENT IS STEALING ME MAN MILK" end. Think "A boy and his dog".
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:08 No.17903989
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    I agree completely. Everything we have done can be explained by normal means!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:09 No.17903998
    We'll fix'em! We'll start drinking the fluoridated water!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:09 No.17904000

    We have deliberately sabatoged our engines every time we land after a fight to make it LOOK like they were incapable of flying
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:09 No.17904002
    >Tells people to stop waifuing
    >posts >>17903377, which set off a huge flamewar.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:10 No.17904015
    >10-12 years, tops, and then they have to be replaced.
    Except in Planefag's setting, hence Sakabroto still having shields.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:11 No.17904030
    "And, you get a free house--make it a mansion--with an airstrip--and free booze, and all the avgas you can burn. Just sign on the dotted line... or, we'll make it an order, and if you don't like that, we can make your life very interesting."

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:11 No.17904034
    He told you to start, now he tells you to stop.
    It's simple, really.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)21:12 No.17904040
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    I was making a fucking JOKE, I didn't think it'd touch off a fucking firestorm of fagmosexual paedolusting!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:13 No.17904043
    when are you gonna get back on the Emprasque anyways
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:13 No.17904047
    >I didn't think it'd touch off a fucking firestorm
    >I didn't think
    >didn't think
    Well, there's your problem right there.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)21:13 No.17904049
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    You drag the Martian fighters down to four thousand feet, then three. You slow your evasives for just a second.

    "Sean, fire!"

    "No target!"

    "DO IT, ASSHOLE!" you scream, and Sean obligingly fires blindly at nothing, giving away your position. Thus baited, you snap the Widow into a gentle downward spiral; which is to say there's not much spiraling and a lot of diving like a fucking black banshee into the depths of hell. Your eyes glued to the altimeters, you haul back on the flight yoke with all your might to level the fighter off just above the waves, moving at almost five-hundred-ten miles per hour - very, very fucking fast for a Widow.

    "We're mopping them up! Ghostrider, you split their formation!" Minna calls. That's exactly what would've happened to the Witches had the Martians any discipline, but you dangle an airborne radar at them and they just go for it like a yorkie chasing a flashlight beam. Sucks to be them. "Good thinking; leave the maneuvering fights to us! What's your twenty, ghostrider?"

    "In the weeds with two bandits on my ass pip pip cheerio~"

    >We can lose them in the dark with a few sharp maneuvers, now that we lured them away from the real party.
    >implying we can't maneuver
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:13 No.17904051
    Where have you been?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:14 No.17904057
    I know that feel.
    I mean how can they enjoy underage ass without horses?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:15 No.17904071
    >drink Whiskey
    >utter one-liner
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:15 No.17904080
    what's the status on the witch in the water?
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)21:15 No.17904081
    Switch radar back down to passive, pull up, climb into periphery of furball, spot targets for witches, pick off stragglers, and general not force our gnomeluck twice in one fight.

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:15 No.17904084
    >About that downed witch
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:16 No.17904093
    Lose them.

    "I ain't got time for this shit"
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:17 No.17904104
    Coordinate with Minna, maneuver to lead them right into the girls' sights, then beeline for the floater.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:17 No.17904105
    >two bandits
    Pah. Lose em and get the boats.
    I mean, they're boats. What are they gonna do, splash water at us? Hahaha boats. So slow.
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)21:17 No.17904106
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    >We can lose them in the dark with a few sharp maneuvers, now that we lured them away from the real party.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:17 No.17904107
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    >We can lose them in the dark with a few sharp maneuvers
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:17 No.17904109
    There are some Martian boats about to be on a witch around here somewhere. We need to find them and pop them like a goddamned balloon, and these assholes are preventing that. Whatever gets them off our ass licked split.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:18 No.17904111
    Now that we're down in the weeds, can we knock out those Martian assault boats?
    Boats count as ground targets, and they still count for our kill tally, right?

    More than getting shot at, I'm afraid of Chuck getting more kills than us.
    >> Caster 02/11/12(Sat)21:18 No.17904114

    Sounds like a good suggestion.

    Can we get eyeballs on the downed pilot/witch?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:18 No.17904124

    We still have two boats to sink, lets muddy the water a little with martian blood. Also, who the hell does she think she is saying we can't manuver? That bitch, doesn't she know we are THE BEST?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:18 No.17904128

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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:18 No.17904132
    This. Coordination with friendly forces is why we're here.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:19 No.17904140
    the fuck am I looking at?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:19 No.17904143
    Fight, we can't let that asshole get more kills than us!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:20 No.17904149
    Same. I thought the point of our maneuvering was to open up an opportunity to recover the downed friendly.

    Since we're at low level, we should take this opportunity to strafe the fuck out of the alien speedboats while we can. If we loose that witch Imma be pissed.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:20 No.17904150
    Looks like a miserable pile of secrets to me.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:20 No.17904151

    DESIRE for missiles?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:20 No.17904156
    The reason for the collapse of the soviet union
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:20 No.17904157
    Carpet desire.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904163
    This is a night-fight. Chuck flies a P-51. Pretty sure he's not up in the air right now.
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904165
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    how many desires can you fir in a b-52.jpg
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904167
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904169

    A bombardment of Desire.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904174
    Go after the boats. We don't need to prove ourselves to Chuck.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904177
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    She's intelligently stopped shining her penlight around; the Martians have to hunt for her now. Time is short, natch.

    But will it be quicker to flee the Martians, or kill them?

    How much confidence do you have in yourself and your Black Widow as a true fighter?

    On one hand, engaging might be suicidally stupid and just the kind of mistake I'm waiting for MC to make to spur some character development. On the other hand, refusing to engage might reveal said voters to be pussies who think the way Europeans do; that only anorexic fighters that weight less then tissue paper can be maneuverable and dangerous and anything with huge engines and obscene power is pff! compensating~

    But you'd have to be a planefaggot like me to know the answer.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:21 No.17904178
    This, the entire point to us hitting the deck was to cover that witch.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:22 No.17904183
    A B-52 dropping a bomb bay full of Desire.
    >> NavalAnon !!jz5JQZ1dN2Q 02/11/12(Sat)21:22 No.17904184
    Also, assault boats. Down those fucking boats, we are a P-61 we dominate at wrecking small boats, and proving cover for a R-4 to rescue our witch is our mission. SAR needs cover to send their boats and dudes after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:22 No.17904187
    +10 internets for the SOTN ref.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:22 No.17904190
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:22 No.17904193
    We've gotten our pat on the back, let's ditch our new 'friends'.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:23 No.17904200
    Second time i've been to this quest thread, and I have a question here. Who is chuck?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:23 No.17904204
    fly up gently underneath then and nail them with the turrets from their blind spot, we lost them a couple thousand feet up.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:23 No.17904206
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:24 No.17904210
    >dogfighting in a Widow
    >In the weeds

    Fuck, even the MC said himself that the only really good quality the Widow has in a dogfight is that it can sink like a rock when it wants to. We are skimming the waves, so that isn't an option. Lose them and pop the boats.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:24 No.17904211
    Chuck Yaeger.

    joined the squadron a thread or two ago
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:24 No.17904212
    Get to the Witch as fast as possible. Whether we can or can't outmanuever the fucking aliums is immaterial, either will take longer than just making a straight line between us and the enemy boats.

    Also, I trust Ian's and Sean's ability to blow the everliving fuck out of anything behind and/or above us with our cannon.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)21:24 No.17904214
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:24 No.17904218

    We can't risk our plane for some blasted kills, We're at full speed, and have a turret.

    We keep rolling forward, and give those martian boats a few ventilation grilles.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:24 No.17904222
    Chuck Yeager. Famous pilot, first one to break the sound barrier.

    Also made ace in a day, just like us, and we're in the same squadron.
    So. Rival hotshot fighter pilot ace.
    >> Will 02/11/12(Sat)21:25 No.17904223
    Is it so wrong that I still want to see what War Emergency Power does?

    Fuck the martains, man, let's kill them and save a witch. WEP if necessary.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:25 No.17904225
    Like it or not anons, we're a team now. Get our team to help.

    They shoot down the martians on our tail, we find and splodey the boats, they grab the skinny-dipper.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:25 No.17904228
    >Who is chuck?

    append "yeager" plz
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:25 No.17904229
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:25 No.17904230

    As a True Brit I know the value of being a true ACE. We can easily sink both those boats AND score more than Chuck. To suggest anything else would be like admitting you think like a French General, that being in a most retarded manner like nothing bad will ever happen. We must take the fight to the Martians, whether they be on land, or on sea, or in the air.
    >> Caster 02/11/12(Sat)21:25 No.17904237

    If shes a witch, she probably still has her combead. Try to raise her, see if we can get a rough idea of where she is.

    We dropped down here for a reason, saving a downed witch, try to evade, failing that, engage.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:26 No.17904241
    We just need to buy time.
    >> NavalAnon !!jz5JQZ1dN2Q 02/11/12(Sat)21:26 No.17904244
    Realistically, if we were a F4U, a super heavy fighter or even the God Sigma Ultra heavy F6F Hellcat we could do this. We however are a Strike Bomber, and we should use our rear guns, splash one, splash the small boats, and call for witch support or attempt to circle around the last Martian Fighter. Lets use the fact we are a tactical bomber to our advantage.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:26 No.17904247
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    Who the hell do you think we are?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:26 No.17904250
    We're already waaaaay beyond normal max speed. Save the WEP for climbing after we pop the boats.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:26 No.17904252
    Wait, how is chuck yeager around if Shirley is around? Sorry for the questions, just a little confused.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:26 No.17904254
    Same time period.

    Downed witch better be hannah.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)21:27 No.17904259
    >Is it so wrong that I still want to see what War Emergency Power does?

    I write this quest for people like you.

    And Crix. Because he has best macros.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:27 No.17904260
    maneuver to the downed witch, blast those boats, then turn our attention to the Martians behind.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:27 No.17904262

    In his intro, he was running after giving her a wedgie or something
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:27 No.17904264
    We've got a quad .50 cal turret in case those fighters try to line up a shot.
    Let's try to lose them and go after the boats.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:28 No.17904267
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    not engaging would be...
    giving a fuck
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:28 No.17904269
    Alternate universe of an alternate universe, writefag aint gotta explain shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:28 No.17904271
    WE KICK ASS... but maybe reduce the suicidal antics just a tad. Whats the lay of the field right now? Where is help needed?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:28 No.17904273
    Planefag made him her brother
    Which is awesome
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:30 No.17904298
    Yeah. Giving a fuck about throwing away our own life. Take suicidal actions when you can benefit from them, not when we are skimming the fucking waves.
    >> Major Airlift 02/11/12(Sat)21:30 No.17904300

    Cause Planefag is amazing awesome.

    They're siblings. And the 501st is getting normal pilots now, but only aces. Which Chuck just made. Basically brass used us landing on the island as an excuse to start shoving normal pilots into the 501st.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:30 No.17904301
    Oh ok, thank you. I know who Chuck yeager is, but I just assumed he wasn't there since this is strike witches. My mistake.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:30 No.17904306
    They say that in Chuck Yeager's pants, there is not a penis, but flight yoke.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:31 No.17904316
    And this flight Yoke can control any plane in the world.

    Even when he's not in the plane
    >> NavalAnon !!jz5JQZ1dN2Q 02/11/12(Sat)21:32 No.17904329
    No, we want to live bro. (Also planefag why can't we get a F6F, that fighter would be perfect for us, its big, breaks the sound barrier by accident in dives, and can kill even the super "Zero" fighter. )
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:34 No.17904361
    Well, our power to weight ratio isn't bad, and our rate of climb isn't bad either. In theory we could enter a climbing turn to regain altitude and re-engage.

    However, our turret's dorsal, so we could weave a little and keep our ass covered while en route to the speedboats. After chopping them into firewood, we could then re-engage.

    I'd be partial to killing those boats. The witch bought some time by turning off the light, but she's not out of danger, and they still have a last known position to work off of.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:36 No.17904371
    Seconding boat murder.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)21:36 No.17904373
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    Five-ten MPH.

    Two bandits behind you.

    Zero altitude.

    "Leave the maneuvering to us."

    Deep inside you primal fire stirs, the heat and rage of a true fighter pilot born. You yearn to apply yourself to the Widow with all your soul, merging yourself with steel and aluminium to push the magnificent machine to her utmost limits, flying within an inch of your life to delay, disorient, and ultimately defeat your enemy. You long for the challenge, the fight, the triumph -

    - but now is not the time. Somebody's in trouble, and you're the only one in position to help.

    "Sean, spot!" you cry, and pull up on the Widow just a bit, climbing at a slight angle, stretching that smash from the dive as far as it'll go. You're hoping Sean will spot the silhouette of your bandits against the moonlight reflected by the water of the Channel.

    "... Seven O'Clock, four-hundred yar- DUCK!" You shove the yoke down and stamp the rudder left, and tracers drift past moderately distant on your right. "Think we pissed 'em off."

    "We're pretty good at that, yeah," Ian says dourly.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:36 No.17904374
    Anime set in any specific historical period is completely disrespectful of that time period.

    I know you'll find it odd, but it's true.
    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)21:37 No.17904391
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    >wake up to SWQ.

    tis a good sunday
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:38 No.17904397
    GET EM
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:38 No.17904398
    Shhh, It's flying planes, blowing shit up and talking with girls who have legs and no pants on time now.
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)21:38 No.17904399
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    I have no idea what you are talking about
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)21:39 No.17904413
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:40 No.17904428
    All I can think about is the fact that they were called the RED turbans.

    I am such a nerd.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:41 No.17904444
    Give Ian the guns
    Have him "Skiddly be bop" them
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)21:41 No.17904449
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:42 No.17904467
    I take this as a sign.
    Waste them with that quad turret.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:43 No.17904469
    Because it's Navy. And we're Army.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:44 No.17904489
    So, does that mean, no Butcher Bird for us?
    No fair!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:46 No.17904509
    "Oh hush Ian, you know you love it."

    This, with a cherry on top.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)21:46 No.17904517
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    There's an old joke Marines, Army infantry, and other pseudo-sentient lifeforms like to tell: that people join the Air Force only because they like being able to retreat at five-hundred miles per hour. The standard rejoinder is "we're just attacking in another direction."

    Which is exactly what you're doing.

    "Sean, get that shore spotter on the horn with the other radio!" you cry out. "Is the goddamn lighthouse on!?"

    "Two O'Clock, shitforbrains," Ian says tersely. Damn, he's got sharp eyes.

    "Get that kid to guide us in," you tell Sean. You know roughly where you are - at least two or three miles out, over the Channel - but finding the Martian attack boats is going to be a bitch because, you know, it's fucking night.

    You adjust course to take you back towards the English coast and the downed Witch when more minirockets come zipping over your canopy.

    "Hold on to your butts," you say tersely. Diving a little, you trade your meager altitude for airspeed, leveling off about fifty feet above the waves, throw your engine mixtures full-rich, slam the air scoops wide open, the radiator cowlings shut, ram the throttles forward against the stops -

    - and hit the thumb-toggle on the throttle for War Emergency Power.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:47 No.17904541
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:47 No.17904543

    Is it a Jet!?

    I hope its a jet!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:47 No.17904544
    If the jet age happens faster than normal, due to Elerium-115--err, *research*, I could see the boys winding up in a modified B-58 designed for all-weather, all-purpose combat (think B-1R).
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:47 No.17904545
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:48 No.17904562
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    >and hit the thumb-toggle on the throttle for War Emergency Power
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904566
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904569
    So, did we ever tell Ian and Sean that we had WEP?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904576
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904577
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    Oh fuck yes.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904580
    >a modified B-58 designed for all-weather, all-purpose combat (think B-1R).
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904583
    >> Major Airlift 02/11/12(Sat)21:49 No.17904586
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:50 No.17904610
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    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)21:51 No.17904614
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:51 No.17904617
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:51 No.17904621
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    >Pic related
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:52 No.17904640
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:53 No.17904663
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    >50 feet over the goddamned English Channel at night in a goddamn Black Widow using the WEP which weve never used before in an experimental model weve flown only twice

    no this wont end in disaster at all.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:54 No.17904667
    I detect a severe case of heretical love withdrawal I suggest finding some porn, and since this is a Strike Witches Quest, I suggest something focusing on legs.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:55 No.17904682
    Gnome, remember?
    >> I went slow once, it was awful. Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:55 No.17904690
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:55 No.17904698
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:56 No.17904703
    Of course it won't. After all, we're a god dammed pilot, the BEST god dammed pilot.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:56 No.17904705
    Because there's no place for Sean or Ian.
    Also, the -61 participated in navy trials, they concluded they were too pussy to handle the black widow, though they did try putting ramjet missiles on it.
    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)21:56 No.17904715
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    We gnomes.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:57 No.17904717
    Err... What?
    That's the GOTTA GO FAST - shout.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)21:58 No.17904731
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)21:59 No.17904749
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    oh god I want those patches
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:59 No.17904753
    I am aware, but pap-n uses skyrim shouts to define psyker powers and actually uses them in quest.

    It was a joke due to strike witches quest and heretical love having a huge shared player base.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:01 No.17904777
    I have the blue one, got it with the dvd box set when it was localized.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:01 No.17904780
    >implying this isn't playing
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:01 No.17904785
    Papa-N has no players, only victims to his whims.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:01 No.17904786
    You aren't very good at jokes.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:01 No.17904788
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    infa 100%
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:04 No.17904827
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    >God Sigma Ultra heavy F6F Hellcat

    ...what you did there. I see it. And I loled.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:06 No.17904853
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    The massive Double-Wasp radials surge and roar as water-injection slams fresh power into hot pistons. You feel the surge of energy pour through the Black Widow as the Double-Wasps really hit their stride, sucking in fuel and air voraciously. These new twinchargers really, REALLY kick ass. Manifold boost pressure jumps from around 50 PSI to a solid 62... then 64... then finally stops around 65, which is a good five PSI more then an ordinary Widow manages on full WEP.

    Of course, your engine temperatures are skyrocketing alarmingly, too. Fiddling with the trim tabs a bit, you sleek the fighter for maximum performance and the Widow responds, settling down and almost flying herself, every ounce of energy pouring into hauling ass.

    "Got the kid - we need to move left a bit."

    You do so, tilting the fighter into a very, very gentle bank, slowly drifting to the right heading without sacrificing much power.

    "Are they keeping up?"

    "Just barely?" Sean says. "Think we're slipping away. Hard to tell."

    "If we slow down they're gonna be all over us like white on rice," Ian says.


    "So how the hell are we gonna shoot up those boats?"


    What a good question.

    "I have an Idea."

    "Oh sweet Jesus Mary Mother and Joseph," Sean begins, "Forgive me Padre, for I have sinned like a motherfucker..."

    Your crew is familiar with your Ideas, and no matter how well they work, they never appreciate them.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:07 No.17904860
    >There's an old joke Marines, Army infantry, and other pseudo-sentient lifeforms like to tell: that people join the Air Force only because they like being able to retreat at five-hundred miles per hour. The standard rejoinder is "we're just attacking in another direction."

    Come now, we tell worse jokes than that.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:07 No.17904872
    >sorry so slow, some asshole just HAD to talk about some singer who just copped it for like ten minutes
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:08 No.17904891
    I thought that was very important information.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:08 No.17904893
    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)22:09 No.17904894
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    we gonna fly upside down so the turret can fuck em up?

    or are we gonna drop shit on them [i dunno beer kegs?]
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:09 No.17904905
    Just so you know, Papa-n says he loved that line.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:09 No.17904911
    We have the best ideas. They're just being girls.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:10 No.17904915
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:10 No.17904925
    Set our gnomish powers at maximum to keep this ride steady.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:10 No.17904935
    This either go really well, or REALLY bad. But whatever the case, it WILL be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:10 No.17904936
    Probably the former.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:11 No.17904941
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    >If we do this... Oh god if we do this
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:11 No.17904960

    >"I have an Idea."
    >"Forgive me Padre, for I have sinned like a motherfucker..."

    I feel a strong sense of connection with Sean. I think he and I have some similar life experiences.
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)22:12 No.17904974
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    At tech school Every PT day me and my friend would make at least 5 seamen jokes.
    >> NavalAnon !!jz5JQZ1dN2Q 02/11/12(Sat)22:13 No.17904979
    Our forward guns still work, so we can slightly angle our flight, blast the boats, and then pull up, to escape. Pretty much use the fact we are much faster than the transports to our advantage.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:14 No.17904999
    Spill fuel and set it on fire? I have no idea if that's possible, but it is crazy.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:15 No.17905018
    hope everyone's belted in.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:16 No.17905033
    >8 witches dead for the whole war against the martians
    >as soon as we're in a witch unit, pulling their asses from the fire every other day

    did the martians have some sort of doctrinal reform or something? are units in other places suddenly getting their lunch eaten occasionally too?

    or is this just a coincidence?
    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)22:16 No.17905037
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    with the increased power to our engines, coupled with our gnome powers.

    i bet we can hover the plane vertically.

    imagine hovering, turrets firing.

    well be an airborne AA turret
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:17 No.17905046
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    Kann es sein? Ist es Zeit für Schräge Musik?
    >> Major Airlift 02/11/12(Sat)22:17 No.17905048

    This is a terrible idea.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)22:17 No.17905049
    I was wondering the same thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:17 No.17905051
    >hover next to martians without shileds.

    that would be a short quest.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:17 No.17905053
    unfortunately prop planes need to be moving to keep their engines running
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:18 No.17905060
    I do believe that plane is called the marine killer ofr a reason

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:18 No.17905062


    Therefore it must be done.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:19 No.17905076
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    You're a decent shot with aerial guns - even good, on occasion. But Ian, as you've noted, is a fucking artist. And right now, you need the best.

    The only problem is, the P-61 only has one turret... and it's on the top.

    "I see 'em," Ian says. "Wakes in the water."

    Squinting, you see them too; moonlight catching the sharp wakes spreading outward at right-angles to the natural Channel waves, moonlight caught in their foam. The Martian attack boats aren't making much effort to be subtle, and even less then a mile from shore, they don't seem too worried about shellfire. Probably because they know shore batteries won't fire with a friendly so close.

    They're not counting on you, however.

    You come thundering in at an insane four-sixty, which is unheard of smash for a Widow on the 'deck. Your eyes flick at the engine temperature gauges - at two-sixty Celsius, and pushing for two-seventy.

    Pulling back, you grab about three hundred feet of room. "Hey, Ian."


    "Don't fucking miss," you say, and then roll the Widow inverted.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:19 No.17905082
    >did the martians have some sort of doctrinal reform or something?
    Well, there's that commando raid that they pulled, and the leaving behind of assassination bots with the massive surprise attack as a cover.

    So yeah, it may be some kind of doctrinal change, or some new strategic genius of a Martian got promoted to their version of a High Command.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:19 No.17905086
    There's the crazy stuff we do, and then there's this: a complex way to commit suicide.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:20 No.17905087

    One would assume it to be a matter of a change in tactics. If flying down their throats gets them little, then trying to knife them in their sleep and capture specimens for research is the true X-Com way to do it.

    As it is, I don't belive we've legitimatly saved their asses in a dogfight from certain death anywhere near as many times as we've just shot Martians with hand guns.

    Also we still need a bigger handgun.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:20 No.17905091
    i knew it!

    also, we are so fucked
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:20 No.17905096
    >or is this just a coincidence?

    Very much a recent thing. Before the IN UR BASE a few nights ago... that kind of thing was very rare from them. But recently it's a full-court press, eh?

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:20 No.17905099
    I cannot hold onto my butt tightly enough
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:20 No.17905100
    Well, SOMEBODY can fucking call 'em.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:21 No.17905107
    We'd have to pull vertical, which means only our turret guns could be on target. Plus, our props wouldn't have the lift capability of a helicopter's blades.
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    itll look cool as shit though
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:22 No.17905129

    martians are powergaming munchkin cunts and they just finished researching Infiltration Assault is what happened.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:22 No.17905131

    Might be time to check on the rest of our witches after this
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:24 No.17905158
    That might be even worse than if they picked up a Tactical Genius.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:24 No.17905162
    They captured a gnome, didn't they? And now they want a witch, to complete the set...
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:25 No.17905165
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:25 No.17905178
    For all we know they might already have one. Chris has always been too sick to actually figure out if she can use magic...
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:26 No.17905193
    >Infiltration Assault

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:27 No.17905195
    Yeah. Ian, you magnificent bastard, better play them a song they won't forget.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:28 No.17905212
    Invasion attempt incoming?

    No real reason to do this sort of massive broad-based assault all across Southern England otherwise; if they aren't crossing the Channel they'd be better off committing just enough resources to keep us from getting any funny ideas about northern France and sending the bulk of their efforts elsewhere.

    Have they been hitting Chain Home and Chain Home Low? That would be a very bad sign.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:28 No.17905213
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    >"Don't fucking miss," you say, and then roll the Widow inverted.

    >> Caster 02/11/12(Sat)22:29 No.17905221

    They might have had one for awhile already.

    If you think on it hard enough, Minna boyfriend is potentially a gnome.
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    bwahahaha, fuck em up good.

    i wonder if we can get a ventral gun installed in our plane.
    or maybe just strap a pair of those rocket launchers sanya uses
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)22:29 No.17905229
    New fucking thread time.
    >> Panzerhexen !mYedictMKA 02/11/12(Sat)22:30 No.17905242
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    Whats the ETA on your alternate history doc? I need my delicious alternate history before i can start writing up my quest ;_;
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:31 No.17905253
    Nah, we're good for another 300 posts.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:31 No.17905256
    >or maybe just strap a pair of those rocket launchers sanya uses

    Can't we just strap Sanya to the bottom of the plane?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:32 No.17905264
    But what about the pics?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:32 No.17905265
    >That thread
    >That glorious fucking thread
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:32 No.17905272

    hes gotta strip out spoilery shit first, i would assume.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:32 No.17905277
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    A scant three-hundred feet above the water, moving at four-hundred-sixty miles per hour, UPSIDE FUCKING DOWN, you arrive in thunder and fire, all guns blazing, an avatar of death exploding out of the night.

    With the elevator trim wheel rammed as far up as it goes, you let your nose drift down ever so slightly and thumb the cannon trigger, cutting loose with a hail of 20mm rounds in the general direction of the head of one boat-wake as Ian lines up and and the top-turret speaks. Your firing pass is over in two seconds.

    "pull up pull up pull up pull up pull up up up up UP UP UP" Sean is chanting from the back, and for one you're in wholehearted agreement. With the yoke shoved against your instrument panel, the Widow slowly... SLOWLY claws back the airspace lost from your firing run, until you finally steal enough to risk rolling upright again.

    "CLIFF CLIFF CLIFF CLIFF" Ian is howling, and why yes, indeed, there's a cliff. You haul the nose up with all your might, slashing the left-hand throttle and standing on the rudder to throw the Widow into the bank. You pull into the steep chandelle just in time, the limestone cliffs bright and shiny in the weak moonlight.

    "I hate you. So much. It's unreal," Sean is monolouging from the back.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:32 No.17905278
    Ian, you glorious sonofabitch, time to be the best goddamn jazz musician who ever played a M2 Browning.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:33 No.17905284
    You worry about those fighters. I'll worry about the towers.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:33 No.17905291
    His jealousy just fuels our skills.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:34 No.17905301
    "You know you love it, baby"
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:34 No.17905302
    Pass the barf bags.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:34 No.17905303
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:34 No.17905307
    "Your hate is delicious. Like those expensive swiss chocolates Minna keeps in the desk where she thinks no one will find them
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:34 No.17905310
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:35 No.17905315
    >"I hate you. So much. It's unreal,"
    "Yeah? Well get in line. Now anyone see those two fuckers that were on our tail?"
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:35 No.17905317
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:35 No.17905326

    Why don't we just cover our plane in witches. Maximum guns and shields until our engines can't deal with the weight and the enemy gets a big, slow target to shoot at.

    ...God damn it, why isn't there an image macro of "I forgot to turn off my swag, and woke up covered in [strike] witches"? Because that would be very appropriate right now.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:36 No.17905333

    This. Say this. This is all I want.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:37 No.17905345
    Yes, trips demands it.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:37 No.17905353
    And say it on an open radio channel
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:37 No.17905356
    Be sure to 'accidentally' turn on the radio.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:38 No.17905359
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:38 No.17905367
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:38 No.17905368

    Start cackling like a macaque, then, SRS; use the energy of our banked climb to carry us back over the witch and the boats. Time to do our best impersonation of Puff the Magic Dragon.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:38 No.17905369
    This was what was playing in my head when I read that roll maneuver.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:39 No.17905371
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:39 No.17905376



    Now may not be the best time to troll. You know, give all the crazy martian flying machines. Unless you want to troll martians, then we're good.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:39 No.17905382
    Guys, can we leave the trolling until AFTER they're out of the furball, we've dealt with that big Martian fighter formation, and we've confirmed that our kill tally is higher than Chuck's?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:40 No.17905392
    Hmph... save it for later, then
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:40 No.17905393

    Are you listening, Planefag?

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:42 No.17905414
    Wait until Minna say's something stupid

    "Your hate is delicious. Like those expensive swiss chocolates You keeps in the desk where you think no one will find them."
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:42 No.17905416
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    Fighters? FUCK the fighters. If they can keep up with this shit , draw a bead and actually HIT - at NIGHT - then they deserve the kill. With the engines redlined you've got smash to spare, so you burn some in a hard turn to reverse back towards the circling Martian boats.

    "not - again - " Ian says sickly.

    "Pussy!" you crow, but you grab for a little altitude this time, giving up as much speed as you dare with the Martian fighters still in the dark somewhere - then, over the right spot, you dive steeply, bringing the sea out front into the arc of Ian's turret.

    You can't find the ghostly trace of boat-wake fast enough to nudge the fighter's nose, so you settle for hosing the ocean with high-explosive cannon shells. Ian fires as well, though you suspect he's got a target. Every time Ian's guns chatter, some Martian regrets it. Leveling out again, you eye the gauges. Cylinder-head temps are dangerously high - you can't keep this up much longer.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:42 No.17905423

    Also, check the status of the other witches as we try to visually confirm the boat kills. If we need to re-engage to help the rest of the squad, and the boats have been sufficiently shot to hell, we can get back in the scrap.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:42 No.17905424
    I was more like:

    Oh, yes. And now look at all that jazz.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:42 No.17905426
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:44 No.17905438
    At some point we're going to have so many medals we're going to need to melt some down and use the metal as material for a new plane.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:45 No.17905460
    Cove the plane in medal to add +7 Armor to all sides
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:46 No.17905478

    "You broke formation and nearly died!"

    "Your hate is delicious. Like those expensive swiss chocolates you keep in the your desk where you think no one will find them."

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:46 No.17905484
    And when we do we'll add a second turret for Sean, and tell him about it, make him think it's so we won't invert the plane anymore.

    What we won't tell him is that it too will be on top of the plane, so we'll have extra reasons to invert.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:47 No.17905490

    Cut power down. Those guys aren't gonna come back around when there's firepower this hard sweeping house.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:47 No.17905492

    >so you settle for hosing the ocean with high-explosive cannon shells

    Well, we probably just killed the witch we were trying to save.


    -10 Speed, but +20 awesome for GOLDEN NIGHT FIGHTER.
    >> NavalAnon !!jz5JQZ1dN2Q 02/11/12(Sat)22:47 No.17905495
    We need to let our parts cool before they start fusing together, any safe or decently safe points to slow down so we can recover, and prepare to potentially counter-attack?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:48 No.17905514

    She should have shielding. she can take a touch of collateral. She can't take a mess of martian boats hauling her aboard and chucking her in a box.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:48 No.17905516
    > so you settle for hosing the ocean with high-explosive cannon shells
    how did we come to the conclusion that this was a good idea?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:49 No.17905524
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:49 No.17905529
    I haven't seen it explained before. Why do the Martians want to capture Witches anyway?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:49 No.17905536
    It's cool, even if the corpse is washed ashore, they'll never be able to prove it was us.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:49 No.17905542
    Pull up, have Ian Dakka the aliums still on our tail (if there are any) and request a status update from minna

    Should probably get them to spare a witch to retrieve the downed one if they can
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:50 No.17905543

    >Every time Ian's guns chatter, some Martian regrets it.

    >The Codecks Astartees nehmes thees maneuvah...STEEL REHN. Weh will descend upon theh foe, we will ovehwhelm them - we will leave none alive!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:50 No.17905546

    in the regular strike witches timeline to learn about their shields and maybe replicate them.

    but martians arent neuroi so idk.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:50 No.17905551
    >20 mm cannons

    The two are mutually exclusive.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:50 No.17905552
    So they can science the magic out of them.
    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)22:51 No.17905557
    >2 dorsal turrets

    make it three and rip them off battleships
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:51 No.17905558
    I pretty sure they know that the martians don't fire 20 mm. And nobody else was shooting at her.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:51 No.17905559
    Even better.
    >> Crix !!nLvSV/0cRma 02/11/12(Sat)22:52 No.17905565
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:53 No.17905576

    >Plot magic

    ...tends to be unpredictable. LUCKY HIT THROUGH SHIELDS, ENJOY YOUR BAD END.

    ...This also assumes that planefag wants to be an enormous dick.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:54 No.17905591
    He does! But he won't end the fun so soon and so easily, oh no.
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)22:55 No.17905611
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    You dip the nose, grabbing a little more airspeed to loop back on the boats and do another half-blind, high-angle firing pass-

    "MTBs got her!" Sean whoops. "Say again, rescue launch just got our Witch!"

    You and Ian both whoop with exultation as you turn the Widow towards England, staying low and fast. This time you climb enough to mind the fucking cliffs, and pull back the throttles a bit before throwing open the engine cowlings and radiator flaps, mindful of the fucking vortex issue that almost killed you a few days ago. You eye the gauges nervously until the needle starts dropping out of the red zone. You leave WEP on for a minute for the cooling bonus of the water-injection before shutting it off.

    "What's her condition?"

    "Can't raise 'em," Sean grumps. "Also, fuck you."


    "Fuck you so much."

    "Second," Ian says from the back.

    "That was awesome?"

    "Soon as I've got time to think about it I'm going to hurl," Ian moans.

    "Soon as we land I'm going to kick your fucking ass," Sean moans. "This isn't a one-seat plane, asshole."

    "Ghostrider!?" somebody calls on the radio. "Ghostrider, where the fuck are you?"

    "Oh Sean, your tears are... delicious," you say. "Like those expensive swiss chocolates Minna keeps in the desk where she thinks no one will find them."

    There's dead silence in your plane. Well, besides the thunderous roar of 36 overtaxed, overheated cylinders. A deafening silence, indeed.

    "...your intercom's slaved to the radio, Mac."

    You grin the shit-eating grin of the satisfied asshole.

    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:56 No.17905625
    It wasn't. If you have no target, you do NOT fire.

    If planefag has us accidentlaly kill a witch in he water I'm going to bust a nut.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:56 No.17905626
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    You don't say
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:57 No.17905635

    >Can't Raise em

    You're gonna milk this one aren't ya.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:58 No.17905640
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:58 No.17905641
    >"Oh Sean, your tears are... delicious," you say. >"Like those expensive swiss chocolates Minna keeps in the desk where she thinks no one will find them."

    >There's dead silence in your plane. Well, besides the thunderous roar of 36 overtaxed, overheated cylinders. A deafening silence, indeed.

    >"...your intercom's slaved to the radio, Mac."

    >You grin the shit-eating grin of the satisfied asshole.


    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:58 No.17905642
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    So in for it when we land.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:58 No.17905644
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    >our face
    >Ian's face
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:59 No.17905656
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    Minna will give us hell for that. And it was worth it.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:59 No.17905666
    I love being us
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:59 No.17905667
    So, now that we've satisfied our inner asshole, let's get back to shooting down Martians.

    Have you forgotten what they've taken from us?
    How we must make them pay for what they've done to us?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:59 No.17905668
    I'm now imagining the Blood Ravens being "gifted" a strike witch. And it is hilarious.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:59 No.17905670
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:00 No.17905679
    And then she jumps us.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:00 No.17905684
    Indeed, they shot up some of the beer! those bastards!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:00 No.17905685
    Back into formation Planefag.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:00 No.17905686

    Keep the grin in our voice. Report our position and find out where we can deploy some more hurt.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:00 No.17905690

    Only question is, which one?
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)23:00 No.17905694
    Oh, right...
    >But most of all, they have denied you HOT WITCH SEX!
    That did happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:01 No.17905702
    We must ensure that Minna learns the appropriate response to this situation: quietly stealing our booze and replacing it with paint thinner.

    We'll have moved our own booze and replaced it with someone else's beforehand, of course. We're not stupid.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:01 No.17905703
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:01 No.17905707
    Back into the fight!
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:01 No.17905710
    Let's get back in touch with the voice on the radio like nothing happened. It wasn't our intent to drop contact anyway.

    "This is Ghostrider, how may I help you today?"
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    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:05 No.17905752
    I think there might be some murder involved in this
    >> planefag !!0ZviLFh59My 02/11/12(Sat)23:07 No.17905780



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