" This is Cpl Overwatch the enemy base is heavily fortified and I have crash landed, I repeat, the enemy position is in Kolstec ! They are pursuing me -- everyone, be carefulll " "Major, we found the enemy's base and one of ours has landed in the outskirts of kashir. The enemy knows we're coming, if we go in now we may capture this Alfya character before she gets dangerous. What are your orders, Major ? "
Are we in that camp or are we attacking from the mesa bit?>UPGRADES>+1L Range>Marine Spyglass
W-We're ready for action!
"Mobilize the Terrible Children, we are going to recover that downed pilot, and sweep through or destroy the town to capture this Alfya."
RAHAHAHAHAHAHA let's show them our power, for the PRINCE!
Any objection against me creating sinkholes in the town Major?
Stay put, Overwatch, we're en route to extract you!
"Ready for action, emergency corpsier in bay and ready to go.""It's quite lovely in here, fascinating are these YOUR nightmares?""... yes they are miss, made real in my hull, please leave them be.">Ready to deploy
"Well you men of Sylvia, I know you've been clamorin' for this. Got you too mixed up in logistics exercises - prove to me you haven't forgotten how to fight!"
Reporting for medical duty
"Reporting in for moral support! Haha!"
Can't we at least try talking before everyone starts shooting each other?
>>19280248"I doubt that will happen"UPGRADES!>Shadow Rounds: All attacks are now Dark Damage>Sireing Soul Rend: Soul rends now sire ghouls on a kill>Soul Repairs: Burn Souls at a 3 to 1 rate to repair damage on mount up until full. May not be used if mount is dead.>HerrBlitz canon
I am here! Ready to BURN!!!
>>19280248"Kid, I'll tell you this much - anytime a Kashir wants to talk to you, they're just buying time to stab you in the back. Or, more likely, to summon an eldritch entity by sacrificing children."
>>19280283"Maybe if they didn't think you all weren't so set on killing them all they'd be more inclined to listen."
> Dumping the 20exp for ARMS> My wingman would have the same benefits I assume." hehehe arms on a tank, what will this world come up with next , ALright Sal, stick with me and you'll get to live forever"" Sir, Yes Sir ! "
>>19280345You goin' native on us, son? The Kashir are backward scum; we're just here to introduce them to the Iron Wheel of Progress.
>>19280345"HA! Maybe if they didn't attempt to use children in their blood sacrifices I'd be more inclined to care. Or maybe if they'd been so kind as to not cut off my arm, or kill all of my brothers, attempt to invade our nation and then blow half of it up...."
>>19280345"Kid, I've seen what these guys can do. I was at a small village called Dar, and they took children hostage. This is their own people we're talking about. And then, they..."Lennox halts and sighs."In short, never underestimate the enemy. They're ruthless because of their indoctrination. This is an enemy that uses human beings for bombs. You want to talk to them? Fine, I'll just have more members for my band."
>>19280283>>19280379...Well, I see I'm not needed here today, then.
Current Roster:[AP][Hy1]Mjr. Iceheart[Pilot]Cpl. Overwatch=Bb=[CO1-vvc-+hp] Lt. Cotton=BB= [FO2-VV+hp] Sgt. Otso von Claude (Ragnyll [V]s)[Zrx1]Armitage (Female Zcifax)=Bb= [HERO][s1] Rania[A1]Kilroy (Ragnyll [A])=BB= [SkBand1] M. Sgt. Lennox=IH=[Sk2]SSgt.Soleam[*1]Espresso[HIs1]Sgt Tao[Btl1mm]2ndLt.Alfie=Gun=[Hy2]Sol. Borislav[FM1] Sdt. Hailmarrow
>>19280477Tags adjusted. Ready to roll.
>>19280450"You ain't Kashir kid, no matter where you were born and raised. You're Voss, right as rain - cuz that's the thing, Voss goes beyond people or race. 'Sides, you were at Dar - don't tell me you identify with those bastards who tried to slaughter you and the other kids."
>>19280533"All parts accounted for. Are these buildings expendable or can we drop the hammer?">+1L Range>Marine Spyglass
[AP][Hy1]Mjr. Iceheart[Pilot]Cpl. Overwatch=Bb=[CO1-vvc-+hp] Lt. Cotton (2 [v] and Corpsier attachment)=BB= [FO2-VV+hp] Sgt. Otso von Claude (Ragnyll [V]s)[Zrx1]Armitage (Female Zcifax)[Z-day2] SFC Zel (Male Zcifax)=Bb= [HERO][s1] Rania[A1]Kilroy (Ragnyll [A])=BB= [SkBand1] M. Sgt. Lennox=IH=[Sk2]SSgt.Soleam[*1]Espresso[HIs1]Sgt Tao[Btl1mm]2ndLt.Alfie=Gun=[Hy2]Sol. Borislav[FM1] Sdt. Hailmarrow
Oh look, another thread for a game no one gives a shit about that keeps getting bumped every two hours like clockwork!
>>19280607>I count a minimum of fourteen people that disagree with you, but please do continue with your tantrum, it amuses me.
>>19280607Oh you! Keep staying mad, while we keep playing and having fun! Tell you what, if you hate it so much, why don't you make your own rival quest or something? Be productive, instead of just grumbling like that!
>>19280587"I've just realized that both you and I have my rank wrong. I'm not quite used to it yet I suppose."
((Okay its getting late, and I need to hit the sack sharpish for the moment. See you in the morning))
Not much needs to be said here, Wipe out the Kashir resistance and get back home in time for your prince's coffee reading.Action Phase, 7 minutes ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfu0XBf8kmk
>>19282077"Awaiting path to hostile targets, charging Herrblitz.""Oh my what a bright light.""Ma'am please do not sit on that.">Spool up herrblitzUpgrades:>Shadow Rounds: All attacks are now Dark Damage>Sireing Soul Rend: Soul rends now sire ghouls on a kill>Soul Repairs: Burn Souls at a 3 to 1 rate to repair damage on mount up until full. May not be used if mount is dead.>HerrBlitz canon
Move 2L STank 1 overwatches S and Tank 2 overwatches SE.DR4Axe-tipped mineflailDoublecannonsDouble MMs
>Move 1 NW, 2 SW>Dive the wind and air, create high winds to blow the sand cover away.
>>19282077>Move 3 SW, get in the tunnel>Overwatch S in the tunnels
rolled 8, 10 = 18>Inject Von Claude (FO2) with +2hp +1mov>Inject self with +3hp
Go after [i]'s are ordered for me.Zel:>deploy buildpad 1 NE>construct MM>move 3 NW[i]ronkits:>load mm with incendiaries>fire inc missiles at the location tents to the south were>move 3 NW with Zel>deploy buildpad 1 west>construct com tower
>move to iron skull and hop inside
rolled 6 = 6>Investigate hole/tunnel in wall to E (1 die)+If traversable tunnel>Move into tunnel>Vanguards lead with shields up/overwatch into tunnel+If not traversable tunnel>Move 3S>Vanguards shield/overwatch pistols S
Let's do it!>move 2SW>jump up ledge>move W>order +1 hit>overwatch tunnel entrance to the W and S, each vulcan squad taking a direction
rolled 10, 10, 9, 7, 6, 10, 10, 2, 7, 7, 1, 8 = 87Forward 2 lengths> fire on hostiles within sight with MGs
rolled 7, 1, 9 = 17>All 3 tanks move 1 hex S and fire directly S 6L range then reload.My upgrades:>+1 DR, +1 Range, Extra Crew Slot: [i], +1 Blast Radius[Pilot]Cpl. Overwatch>Check inventory>Take cover against the nearby cliff face."Be careful! Kashir scum are all over that town.
>>19282153Forgot I get 20 starting terror.>-$- call in a platoon of [iie], send medics to Armitage, one group of [i] to Zel, and one group of [i] stay on me.
>dig a trench and take cover
Phase ended 1 minute ago
>deploy because apparently my mentor is incompetent
>Move 3L SW>Fire Top Gunner at visible Enemies>Overwatch/Lock On Top Gunner 7 hexes South
> Enemy Phase> 6 Terror Gained." This sandstorm is mucking up our intel ! don't just charge in sloppily ! "
"Hi ma'am liking the ride?""Hey where are the peanuts on this ride!""Before you ask yes I am made of pure boner.">>19282110
Deploying with the second wave? I wanna do some field testing...
Halberd, requesting deployment zone and orders.>Prefer deployment behind the IronSkull
"You are disappointing me troops, get your thumbs out of your mouths and get /moving/!"
"We're getting shot to shit over here, we need fire support! Hurry up and hit the other parts of the wall or none of us are going to break through!"
>>19283715"Readying missiles, will send some your way."
> deploying behind FM1 and the ironskull, if possible...
THE ENEMY HAS DOMINION OF THE SANDS ! AND WHAT THE HELL ARE ARROWS FLYING OUT FROM THAT FAR FOR ?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7tkWy7rEvQ
>>19283908Requesting deployment>Deploy behind the Iron Skull, or wherever the CO/FO would rather have me.
>deploy buildpad 1 E>construct com tower>move 1 SOUTH, 1 SOUTHWEST>deploy build pad 1 SOUTHEAST>build MM >dig in for cover>fire MM at machinegunners south of von Claude[i] attachment
rolled 7, 7, 4, 5, 6, 4, 6, 1, 7, 7 = 54>Unit uses Blue Sky>Vanguards double-fire pistols at Eastern MG team (first 8 dice)>Vanguards shield S>Move 2S, 1SW>Punch wall twice with Mk-1, attempt to make opening and/or collapse wall below West MG team (last 2 dice)"Damn it, they knew about this passage! Pop the blue patch and rush the wall boys, I'll clear an opening! We are going to succeed in this assault, one way or another!"
>Cure self and the officer I mistakenly identified as FO2 to the E
rolled 7, 6, 6 = 19>2 tanks fire on that cluster of infantry about 10 hexes straight south, 1 tank fir on those infantry SSE (by the building that says A), then reload.>[i]s are to use 20 of my personal XP and attach mk.2 legs to my tanksMy upgrades:>+1 DR, +1 Range, Extra Crew Slot: [i], +1 Blast Radius[Pilot]Cpl. Overwatch>move into the tunnel to the NE, move S through tunnel, DO NOT exit tunnel, stay hidden inside.
rolled 5, 8, 1 = 14>>19283908>Move 1 SW, 1 S>Single-shot the machinegun operators
>>19283908"Ah miss could you please move me to the shadows it appears that my steed is almost if not completely destroyed.""Gladly Staff Sergent, Mr. Soleam I recommend you charge.">move to nearest cover.
rolled 4, 5, 3, 7, 10, 5, 3, 4, 5, 3, 2, 6, 7, 10, 1, 6, 6, 10, 8, 2 = 107Move! Support our armor, let's go!>Move 3SE>Order Corpsier to Ghoulify dead pikemen at front gate>Order +1 Hit>Vulcans fire SE at musclemen at front gate
rolled 6, 5 = 11Botting [Sk2] Soleam>Move 3NE into tunnels, then 1SW at other end>Fire Line-fire flamers at pikemen on the wall SW
>>19283948Forgot to say>Overwatch SI'm still keeping the instuments silent for more opportune moments.
>climb out of the trench, move two hexes southeast and one hex south, dig foxholes and take cover
"Get going! We need to support the battlegroup!">Formulate poison (stun) +1, damage +1, grow +1>Move 3 south 1 north west, dont get in the way of the firestorm.
rolled 3, 8, 8, 2, 3, 9, 3, 2 = 38>Both tanks fire doublecannons and MMs at the musclemen and enemy units at the gate.DR4Axe-tipped mineflailDoublecannonsDouble MMs
rolled 3, 1, 9, 3 = 16>Move 4L SW>Fire Top Gunner at Hammerwielder in the opening>Overwatch/Lock On the space behind the previous target with Top Gunner
rolled 10, 3, 3, 9, 6, 7, 3, 9 = 50BUDDY SYSTEM ALFIE ! > Arms link up and both tanks attempt to pull the BT out from the pit [2 roll]> Fire MGs on Musclemen [ 6 roll ]
Terror is at 28, Enemy phase> The game will pause for tonight and may continue either tomorrow or this weekend ![busy busy...]
Okay, so plan of action for Burndie assuming I don't show up tomorrow or something:Dump 3 missiles at the green patch, specifically at the archers, move up towards Von ClaudeNext turn, dump 2 missiles at the guns on the L4 ridge, move closer to Von ClaudeAfter that, sustain 1 missile per turn at long range targets/those specified by the CO/FO, dock near/at Von Claude to create a foothold into the city.Sound like a plan, boss?
"I need those reinforcements faster than that, Soldat! Cut that action plan so that you dock within 2 phases, or more likely than not I won't be able to hold this line! Major, I've closed to melee with the enemy, requisitioning Axemen reinforcements!"
>>19284368Be advised, pilot--you've got enemy AAA tanks in the center of the town--touching down anywhere close to that area could be pretty risky--lotsa heavy artillery and no way around it. Recommend you hold off landing until the AAA is taken care of, hangback and provide rocket support. Any infantry you kill, I'd be glad to bring back, however.>>19284412Be advised, sergeant--you've got booku fast infantry moving onto your position. If we can't get you your reinforcements in time, it is recommended that you fall back to a more defensible position.
"Screw that, Lieutenant, this is our best chance to get some reinforcements on the field! Have the armor engage the center while the Halberd reinforces my squad from the North of my position, bombarding those monstrous archers - the stolen Hydras need to reload, and I can take that hill if I get a mass of axemen to help me! If we wait much longer, we're going to lose what little gains we've made already."
>>19284569"Hold tight 'Mr. Helsing', gonna scout out this canyon to the east, see if our sickly Major can't scrounge us up some reinforcements."She leans against the cave wall, leaving splotches of her crimson blood on the roughly hewn stone, having been somewhat injured in the crash. The visor of her pilot's helmet pops up for a moment, revealing her intricate tattoos and many piercings as she wipes some more blood and sweat off her brow. "This day just keeps getting better eh?"
>>19284569In that case, I suppose I can drum up a battle plan. You tankers--Alfie, Blitz, Hailmarrow--you're gonna need to be the tip of our spear. Alfie, get tanks back in working order--we're gonna need that firepower. Priority targets for you guys are the AAA tanks and artillery positions--keep pushing the center. Sergeant, you seem to know what you're doing so keep pushing the East--we'll see what we can do about those reinforcements. Burndheist, use your rockets to take out those Eagle Archers--they keep plugging away and our speartip won't last. Get Otso his Axemen and we get get a foothold in the city. As for infantry, we have our own priorities. Funkel, see what you can do about getting some shrooms out and about--I don't care what they do, just make 'em hurt the enemy, and if you're too far away to do that, grow us some of those BaconShrooms and help keep our boys in fighting condition. Caster Espresso, get some earthbending done--it looks like we might need some fortifications; alternatively, we could use some more airbending to clear out this desert sand and possibly redirect some of these arrows and shells heading toward us. Everyone else, keep hitting these guys, and hit 'em hard. I'll Ghoulify any enemy infantry you guys kill so we can bolster our force. The Major is tasked on call-ins and fire support.Sound good?
>>19285002It would be nice if I got some Ironkits to f-fix my vehicles up...
>>19285341We'll see what we can do about getting some Ironkits to patch up your tanks--just see what you can do about that AAA.
>>19285341"Worry not 2nd Leftenant, once these engineers finish up with my tanks' new, long~ legs, I can send them your way and get your tanks back up to full."
>>19285002"Orders recieved and understood ma'am. Advancing behind the tanks... Though i guess it might take a while for me to get into effective throwing range. Of course, that just means i got more time to prepare a special treat for those desert warriors... ""And for the bacon shrooms, they only grow on dead bodys. I'll see if i can find a nice place for them along our advance route, otherwise those fungi will just keep our infantry in one place, something i wouldnt recommend considering all the artillery the Kashir have stationed here.."
About SandTraps:-Units engulfed in sand traps are limited to only moving or shooting.- If they move they will only be able to move 1L, otherwise they are dragged further into the center.
>>19289020Just do what you can, Funkel. We've still got arty aimed in our direction, so be careful.
"We missed the party again?""You overslept""Gosh dangit to heck."((Hopefully this will get started at a slightly earlier time tonight. Or later. Either or))
I-intel indicates that enemy phase is being processed...
All troops sound off for roll call, we'll be commencing operations shortly.
>>19292642Back and ready for more
Here for real this time!
Reporting for duty.
=Enemy Phase=What the- holes are cropping up on your position !
ICEHEART ! ICEHEART WATCH OU-
I smell something burnin.
My and my Salamander are ready to drop whenever
>>19292767"AH I'M HERE! Despite not being able to do anything I'm here...""Don't worry Mr. Tao I'm sure you'll get your chance.""Please stop petting me.">reporting in
>>19292883This look like it will hurt
[AP][Hy1mk2]Mjr. Iceheart?[Pilot]Cpl. Overwatch=Bb=[CO1-vvc-+hp] Lt. Cotton=BB= [FO2-VV+hp] Sgt. Otso von Claude[Z-day2] SFC Zel=IH=[Sk2]SSgt.Soleam[HIs1]SSG Tao[*]Espresso[Btl1mm]2ndLt.Alfie[AP][lt1 mk.1]2nd Lt. Blitz=AP=[Hd1]BurndheistNew deploys:=Gun=[Hy2]Sol. Borislav (Right flank)[MZrx3]2ndLt. White (Middle right)[R1] Thunderval
>>19292883"S-Shit... Alfya, I don't suppose you'd be willing to just let us leave...?"
The Escaping Scarab..-A box large enough to fit 6 beetles. After a night and a day in the box they gain the mysterious abilty to create tunnel that have the property of bending space and time to allow instant travel. The Beetles take a full phase to dig however.... I justI just thought you'd want to know....
>>19293275"God damn it Fran, were there any other artifacts in Thane's crew locker that we might want to know about, now that we've just lost the Major?!? Obviously this Aflyra knows how to use them, so dig up whatever stories you got on that junk ASAP!"
>>19293246"I'm sorry Beatrix... I.. lov-"The flames rise high around her, and for the first time in her life, she is actually warm...
>>19293246"Some party this turned out to be"
>>19293246"Ashes to ashes."
Reporting i- HOLY SHIT WHAT'S THAT EXPLOSION
Calipha's Quiver...." In Calipha's lifetime, she made many arrows that downed great monsters of all kinds but she constantly loses them only to realize they were in her quiver when she needed it ... "
>>19293857ST- STOP ! STOP IT ! THIS ISN'T WHAT ARTIFACTS ARE MEANT FOR !
rolled 3 = 3>>19293870"We're hit! We've taken heavy damage! Engineers, tell me we still have thrust!">If I'm not completely dead, full thrust into the hillside where the giant archers are, prime all remaining munitions to detonate.
>>19293318UH UH I DONT KNOW UHEYE OF SHIVA, HER FREEZING GAZE STOPS TIME,CROWN OF WYRM - CONTROLLER OF DEVOURERSTHE KILLER BLADE - Of a a thousand grassbladesTHE JUDGE'S HAMMER - smasher of fates I DON'T KNOW I CAN'T KEEP TRACK OF HOW MUCH THE KASHIR HAS ANYMORE ! THIS SHOULDN'T BE REAL !
>>19294549Fran, get your head on straight! I need you to think--is there any way we can stop this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGf2b1H91JARe-established... comms.Cotton, Blitz , Alfie are you still there ?Vonclaude, Soleam, Overwatch...Respond....Iceheart..RespondIceheart...Respond...Respond....: hngck: :kk k kik" Action Phase=14 Minutes=
>If revived, run north to retreat>if not revived, have my body be dragged away by friendlies perhaps
rolled 2, 5, 4, 7, 2, 10, 10, 3 = 43>Move towards the site of the horrific explosion>Revive Iceheart, Zel, and Armitage, then Espresso, in that order, 8 shots at this, rating 5 for revive>If there is no body to revive, convert to DUCK then revive, then cure? (ignore this if needed)>Move east towards Longhair's corpsier???>Phase underground safe from the sun but NOT IN ONE OF THOSE DEATH TUNNELS FILLED WITH SUICIDE BOMBERS
[Pilot]Cpl. Overwatch>double move off the mapBotting:=Bb= [HERO][s1] Rania>sprint North off the map, grab Zel's remains if possible.[Zrx1]Armitage (if alive)>double move off the map
>>19294803"FUCK, KOSCHEI NO! GET THAT GOOP OUT!">passive action: play instruments (song: dirge)>move 2 N>rez the mooks and the hydra crew, have them carry whatever remains of the zcifaxes and Iceheart out of battle>move 2 NW
rolled 4, 8 = 12>Wait till all other action have processed then Ritter charge over to the healthiest snake in range and mount it LIKE A BOSS."It's good to be back in the saddle."
>Upon revival, get the fuck off the map.
rolled 9 = 9[*][*][*][ ][ ]>Use 2 Spirit, Dive the earth and grab Iceheart and whoever's left alive around me in an earth pocket. Escape underground.
rolled 7, 6, 6, 4, 9, 3, 8, 3, 9, 10, 4, 1, 7, 1, 4, 3, 8, 3, 7, 6, 3 = 112>>19294803This is Lieutenant Ella Cherisse Cotton. I am taking command. We're gonna see what we can do. Goddess help us all.>Concentrate power and use Eye to attempt to stop time for the enemyIf snakes on the west are dead,>Order Corpsier to Ghoulify dead Cobras and dead enemy infantry, attacking or moving to attack closest hostile Kashir>move 3NWIf not dead,>Order Corpsier to Ghoulify ANY AND ALL DEAD ENEMIES AND ALLIES, ordering them to attack nearest Kashir hostiles> order +1 hit>Order all vulcan squads to fire upon cobras directly NW of me>Pray for deliveranceDice roll for Eye, and vulcans for order set 2 if order set 1 not viable
rolled 2 = 2if still alive>Throw Molotov!! at big green thing!>move into tunnel 2NIf eaten alive>throw Molotov inside it's stomach and BURN!If dead> roll for rise again>throw Molotov inside it's stomach and BURN!If can't do anything>rise again as a pile of shit tomorrow.
rolled 4, 8, 8, 5, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 9 = 65+If salamander to NE is friendly>Run 1N, 5NE off the map (retreating)+If salamander not friendly>Move 2N, 1NE>Vanguards+Officer attack salamander (10 dice)
rolled 6, 2 = 8>>19294803"Alright lets-" Borislav started to sayBut there was a giant snake right in front of him"Lets... Lets just go home" >Open fire with both guns on the snake chewing on Tao>Go back the way he came and leave the map
>>19294937Add usage of Blue Sky to this post, +1 rating to those attacks!
rolled 8, 9, 8 = 25>Order wingman to fire MMs into wyrm, scuttle his Beetl and bail out to my tank.>Move full speed 6L NW off the map, ramming any enemy in the way.DR4Axe-tipped mineflailDoublecannonDoubleMM
>Grab COtton and Alfie > Peel the fuck out NW
GAAAAAAAAAAH WHAAT W-W-AS.... this... -> Bleeding out, i guess.
All forces have escaped...=ALfie=Iceheart /fatal=Zel /fatal=White=Iceval=Soleam=Vonclaude=Borislav=Blitz=Espresso=CottonExp. 0Survival Score: 5exp Rescued Overwatch: 20exp to Pool.====Beatrix checks the watch given to her, a little bent and warped from being held. Just as she predicted, it would be 15 minutes supper. " Ma'am" an adjutant reports," Supper for you and his highness is ready, "" Tell him that he may eat by himself tonight, " " Of course," The adjutant salutes. " And of the girl , prisone- "" Cancel it. " ...
>>19295852"Dodged a bullet there, thats for certain""...""Why the long face?""I felt like we should have been there to join the fight, but we weren't and-""And we avoided walking into a horrible trap and being wiped out. I mean, look at the bloody SNAKES, we would have been there, and the snakes would have come and it would have ended messily for us. So we live. Others died and that is terrible but there isn't much we can do about that">+5 EXP for survival>+3 EXP for Snake Shooting>18 EXP total currently"We have much to make them pay for, that is for certain"
Debrief=September 646,was an uncertain day for the Terrible Children, for the first time in our 5 years of action, we've clashed with a formidable enemy not of the heavenly bodies or even of the royal elite but with an Earthly peasant commander who's name we can only gather from hearsay. With our officers barely escaping death and facing defeat to a peasant rabble, our jobs as war heroes will no doubt see pause.And indeed, we would see this year end without setting foot in the warzone....
"Shaman, what are news from the mainland? Did the Royal Family escape?""Yes, Shiek Afya with the hole formed by the missing Royal Guard they were able to flee to a secure location and Hassan took control of the holy city.""It's only a question of time until it falls then. Tell the men to loot what we can and start packing up. We're leaving this place, we're going to where they are. We won this bet... let's not try our luck anymore."
"With the Major still in the hospital and the rest of the leadership still in tatters, it seems it falls to me to give the debriefing, Deathmarshal.""This mission has revealed a long-standing logistics problem within the Royal Guard. The enemy knew exactly how to hit us, and where to hit us. The city itself was an abhorrent target to try and attack, and the enemy was equipped with artifacts and utilized them to their full efficacy. This was a nightmare situation, and we went up there with a bare minimum of a communications network and no redundancy in the command structure whatsoever.""Quite frankly, this mission should have been easily salvageable, even with the heavy losses inflicted by the enemy's surprise counterattack. But when we'd lost Iceheart, we lost the only viable method of reinforcement available to us - the fact we lost so little after that is itself a miracle.""This and the incident at Zanzibarland have very obvious lessons to be learned from them. This tinkering with Kashir energy tech and sorcery is fine and all, but we require further miniaturization of communciations equipment and methods to keep ghouls from turning on us in the middle of a fight. We are too reliant on Officers and Corpsiers, and have very few of them to act. The enemy is learning this fact, after so many years of fighting us. In addition, the methods by which we can deploy reinforcements to those on the front line are either wildly inefficient or provide it in insufficient numbers."
>>19295852"Well, now I know what my patients see and feel. I'll have to put that in my notes. The resuscitation fluid is very cold, and there is strawberry jam-like fluid that covers the eyes for a moment. I'll have to look into that... I do however see now the appeal of undeath. Shrapnel hurts quite a bit.">Attend to medical needs of Iceheart and Zel with the aid of Kraus. Take as long as it needs. If possible make all involved in this action sit out for a game in lieu of rolling.
>>19297992"In addition, we have little support from the regular army, and that provided by specialist units such as Nibelheim and the 13th have proven... lacking. Do we even have an intel division? If we do, I recommend that they be shot and some enterprising scoutknifes promoted in their place."
I-I feel that w-we shouldn't have been given this m-mission in the first place. It took us a-away from our primary objective for little to no gain...
>>19298360Zel lays in a cot in a medical tent, full of painkillers.
>>19298587Look at it this way: we wouldn't have /known/ about our fighting force's weaknesses if we didn't have this wakeup call.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnu1Wvi1bDs&feature=relmfuThe Voss Royal Guard was simply a decorative unit for Palace guarding and showing the colors of Voss to those who dare threaten the Crown. It is obvious that we've come a long way from that, and have for better or for worse, embroiled ourselves in a war as old as our Emperor in waiting.To have realized that we would meet our match with a worldly enemy is simply a sobering truth that we would have to accept and move on. This was no heroic sacrifice, nor did the deaths accomplish anything on our ends. It was simply the same senseless killing that we give out, doled out to us by an enemy that was vastly more prepared than we were. Alfya has made her forces fleet, just as predicted. She improved not only her situation, but has also created an opportunity for the Heaven and Earth forces for Kashir, and the Prince's political enemies. The concept of a peasant commander taking down a royal tyrant has a romantic ring to it does it not ? But I digress, our hero's journey will find rest for now, and we'll do whatever is necessary to recreate the Royal Guard into a worthy throne for Vilkas to rule from.Meanwhile, Thane who has been fighting the ground wars longer than we have will answer our call. Countess Hel , Gustav, and even that old fart Irons will join in the secret picnic. He may answer to his failings in front of Vilkas then. Officers, you will be needed- bring only 4 representatives at the very most. Everyone else may join informally and enjoy the Autumn breezes I suppose.Meanwhile, arrange amongst yourselves what we will need for this war going forward.DIsmissed.
>>19300947You mean the games continues like, now?
I really appreciate your work here, really.A lot of effort and is put into this.Thank you.°Bump°
>5 xp for suviving>2 xp--killing pikemen>7 xp totalThe sandbag took the heavy strikes dutifully, idly swinging and bandanged hands struck its front and sides. Ella telegraphed her hits in one-two groups, moving back and forth with the motion of the bag. She grunted as her fist connected with the side of the bag, following the strike with a flurry of quick jabs. She gave out a little bark as she sank a right hook, feinted left, and struck the bag with two quick jabs. She continued the routine for some time, steadying the bag whenever it started to swing too wildly.The door to the rec room opened slightly, a lanky figure stepping in. Tall, male. Black, polished shoes with black pants and a black coat. White gloves and a mask that looked like some bird's beak with blackened glass at the eye sockets. A top hat with the brim pulled low, casting a shadow over the face. Worn leather holster with the leather grip of a shovel sticking out from the back. He moved like a wraith, his footsteps making scant a sound as he moved across the floor of the rec room, arriving at the side of the lieutenant without drawing eye nor ear of attention. He observed her, there. The way her breath began hoarse as she continued to land blows. The way her eyes blazed with fire as she ducked, feinted, around the sandbag. The way her feet danced on the wooden floor. Her muscles tensed, relaxed. Her chest expanded and collapsed. An errant lock of hair flittered about in front of her face. The sweat dripped and beaded off her body. Form and function.
>>19305114He paused for a moment, remembering why he had come. It had been quite some time after the Lieutenant had let him and that vulcan bodyguard of her's—what was her name?—to go, as she had put it, “blow off some steam”; he had come to make sure she was still in fighting shape. 'Not that they had done much fighting,' he reminded himself. But, the past was the past; no use in dwelling over things for too long. Ella laid two final blows into the sandbag, sending the bag spinning in a wide circle. She tossed her head back, brushing the sweat off of her brow. Her thoughts were running wild. The mission, the Major, her failure as a CO, the big black scary man in the white mask right by her ohwaitwhatthehellisthatthing—Ella screamed in surprise at the form that had materialized to the side of her, instinctively shifting into a fighting stance and tossing a quick jab toward the man's bird-like mask. The man dodged the fist in time, quickly regaining his composure. “I am sorry if I disturbed you,” came the somewhat distorted reply. “Was I interrupting something?”“Wha—?” Ella tilted her head before looking the man up and down. “Oh, the Corpsier.” She sighed. “Goddess, I was about to lay into you.”
>>19305130“Nonsense—if you had decided to continue that little flurry of blows, I could have easily dodged you.” The Corpsier produced a white towel from behind his back. Ella took the towel gratefully, padding it around her face. “You telegraph your punches too obviously. And you always come out of your combos the same way. I could have incapacitated you with my shovel in five seconds flat.”Ella blinked. “You...know about boxing?” “I have watched a few matches, yes. Hank Ashbury versus Dean Malloy, Scott Graham versus Firehouse Floyd, Gunboat Smith versus Dean 'Tadpole' Williams—smashing bout, that last one. Tadpole got KO'd in the fifth round because he was doing what you were doing—he never saw that right hook when he was coming out of his one-two combo.” Ella led the two of them to a vacant bench. Her gym bag was set off to the side. Ella had decided to sit down, draping the towel about her shoulders. The Corpsier chose to continue standing. “Though,” the Corpsier said, not noticing as Ella began to twist open the water bottle's cap, “I have a feeling that physical conditioning isn't the only reason you're here.”Ella froze momentarily. She hung her head low, sighing as she twisted the cap off the bottle. The bottle let out a light hiss, cold steam escaping from the top. She kept her gaze locked downward, onto the bottle. “We shoulda been able to take this one clean and simple.”
>>19305140“You couldn't have known about that dirty trick they had in store.”“I should have brought a radioman.” “You could not have accounted for the enemy's choice in tactics.”“I didn't even do anything as Commanding Officer.” Ella rubbed her hands against the cold glass bottle. “Our line crumbled after the counterattack.”“You did the sensible thing to call the general retreat.” The Corpsier began to walk around the polished floor of the rec room, shoes creating a distinctive 'clack' against the floorboards. “There was nothing you could have done. Cut off from support, with your artillery and support units incapacitated—it may not have been the most honorable route, but you were able to salvage the majority of your force.”Ella grit her teeth. “We ran like dogs, with our tails tucked between our legs.”“Because the enemy sucker-punched you in a moment of weakness.” Ella could feel the Corspier's blackened goggles circling her as he walked. “In a proper fight, I do not think those tactics could work again.” The footsteps stopped. Ella looked up, surprised to see the Corpsier right in front of her again. “Do no be discouraged, Miss Cotton. This was a learning exercise--a wakeup call, if you can call it that."
>>19305157Ella fixed her gaze on the blackened goggles, giving an affirmative nod. “Thank you, Corpsier.”“Billings, ma'am.”“Say again?” Ella tilted her head.“The name is Billings, Miss Cotton. Malachi Billings.”Ella smiled. “Of course. Thank you, Malachi.”“I will be outside the recreation room if you need me—and /do/ remember to keep hydrated, Miss Cotton; I would not want something as trivial as dehydration or heat exhaustion to fell you—not when there are so many more things afoot. Good day.” With a bow and a tip of the hat, the Corpsier left, leaving Ella alone in the rec room. She smiled, brushing her thumb over the condensation over the neck of the bottle. 'Crazy man,' she thought. She took a sip.The liquid tasted sour, bubbling as it traveled down her throat. “Ugh, what the hell?” She looked down at the label. “Mineral water?”
>>19300947Weeeell. Somehow I don't think our current or previous I dunno CO will be in position to go to the picnic any time soon, no offense Major Iceheart.Which leaves us Lt. Cotton, Sgt. Von Claude and maybe Lt. Alfie for our best options. But I am just a gunner what do I know?
>>19306800I would be happy to appear on the Major's behalf--that is, unless she will be well enough to appear in-person herself by the time our little social gathering comes about. I just hope we can get something out of Major Thane when we arrive.Unless anyone has any better suggestions, of course.
>>19304904Grigori Kordit sits shackled to a table in the criminal processing office at an undisclosed location within Voss. Across the table sits a stern looking officer who has just finished extending him an offer."You're telling me if I sign up with this 'Royal Guard' Business, not only do get out of a summary execution but they'll give me all the explosives I want as long as I send them at the enemy? There has to be a catch.""Well Mr. Kordit you will have a companion, a one Mr. Alphonso.""A babysitter? Aww shucks you won't need that, I’m loyal! Especially to the prince, you know I’m a political prisoner you see. All I did was blow up a local governors house! Nothin that serious."“Actually he is a fellow prisoner who has accepted the offer, you might know him better as No Song Alphonso.”“Ya know I was really hoping it wasn’t the same guy. That explains the gunshots I heard earlier, you might want to soundproof this room better by the way, and the blood stain next to me that goes up the wall. How many folks said no before you got to me?“23, now yes or no Mr. Kordit.”“You really need to ask that?”“Well then, Soldat if you will?”“WOAH WOAH WOAH! I meant that as a yes!”“Excuse me?”“What? From what I hear aside from bein a heartless killer he was a decent guy!”“Well then. Welcome to the royal guard Soldat, try to last longer than the others. Bring him in!”Grigori is ushered into another room, given a uniform, a pack and promptly shackled to a man twice his size.“Cor you’re a big one. Is it true you can’t talk?”“…”“I’ll take that as a yes, I’ll just have to talk for both of us!”“*grunts*”
>>19306800>>19307826I represented Iceheart the last time she was put out of commission, but she's in much worse condition after that last fight and will need my constant care. Between everyone we have, I believe Otso Von Claude and Ella Cotton are our finest representatives. Alfie is a kind soul, not cut out for such political gatherings.
So now that the action has died down...how does one join?
>>19309630Welcome, anon. Just choose a class and a name for yourself, and jump right in. Feel free to ask any questions in thread or come hang out at #skirmishquest at irc.rizon.net
rolled 4, 4 = 8"Well that was a proper clusterfuck." Mesani grumbled as he brushed the sand off of his shirt. "No intel, no recon, and no comms. Reminds me of this one time we got dropped in Souf. Turns out those fancy radios didn't work so well in the jungle, so we were weeks behind schedule chasing our tails and beating away raptors with our dead radios. Had to hike nearly a hundred miles back to the border...""W-well Oderkonn says the radios we c-currently use are w-way more reliable...""I'm sure he did.""A-anyways, can you help me set up this antenna? I-It's kinda heavy...""You know you can just order me to do it? Officers don't ASK. They ORDER.""U-uh ok!">NCA: Implement a built in radio comm system into my Beetl.
>>19310238The jury rigging went quite well and no damage to the armor's integrity could be found.> Command Portable Radios installed in the hub. Alfie can now browse the interwaves in her free time****Voss have no Free Time.
rolled 5, 5 = 10>NCA: Try to find out some history about this SpyglassFor the longest time after the battle, Borislav had been looking at the Marine Spyglass he requisitioned from Fran.For what he wanted it for, it served its purpose just fine, but at times, espeically when he was alone, he felt that it had something about it that made it almost special somehow.So he decided to do a little studying, he looked back through the records of where Fran actually aquired it from. Curiosity hasn't hurt him before and it shouldn't know, maybe he would unlock some hidden potiential and make it shoot lasers, who knows.
>>19300947>>19308290The Marshal mentioned that we need to send 4 Officers to this little social. With the Major incapacitated, I'll go in her stead. Lieutenant Blitz, Sergeant von Claude, would you accompany me?I also need help deciding on a fourth man. Any suggestions?
rolled 3, 4 = 7>>19311222The Marshell did say bring four representatives at the very most. So I think you should be fine with just you three
>>19311222"Hey, aren't you an officer?""S-Shut up, Mesani!""That's more like it."
Minor Correction to the tag + a free bump
>>19312573Second Lieutenant Alfie? I was actually considering you for the fourth slot in our little party. I was also considering Second Lieutenant Elfriede. What are your thoughts on this little soiree that we're gonna be attending? Would you be interested in coming along as an official guest?
>Two 3-man MG teams killed: 6 xp>Survival: 5 xp>11 xp total"I'll come along if so chosen."
>>19312777"It would b-b-be and honor to attend such an i-i-important meeting...!""Heh, she sounds ready, but she looks like she's scared stiff as a corpse." Mesani chuckled.
The sounds of screams, the whirring of tools, and the shouts of doctors emanates from the surgery room of the aid station. They have been at it for hours, upon hours, the fate of Iceheart still in jeopardy. Those outside catch occasionally glimpses of jet black metal prostheses being wheeled in, two separate pairs, their ibonyte bonded alloy obvious to many. The DeathMarshal ensured her Major received only the best...
>>19312893Excellent choice of words, Alfie. If Elfriede refuses the invitation, the spot's all yours. Now where would I be able to find that lycan of ours...?
How long has this quest been going on now? Almost a year non-stop?
>>19315989Might have been going on even longer then that. This is kind of the third part in a series of similar games
" Be Happy to Help, myself and Iceheart are probably the only ones who know the Capitol city well enough between ourselves"
>>19315989>>1931611510/30/10(Sat)23:04That is the time stamp on the first post of the first ever Skirmish Quest game. I'll let you do the math.
>>19316785When did IH start? July?
>>19317624According to the sup/tg/, yes. No idea on whether or not there will be a 1-year anniversary special commemorating the beginning of this game, though.
>>19317856Well, the Hinzerhaus mission was supposed to celebrate the Skirmish Quest anniversary, so that is very likely.
>>19318125This. Details should get clearer as the summer rolls on.
>>19318125I tremble at the thought of what the Voss Hinzerhaus-like mission would be.Anyone up for a vacation at an oasis?
>>19322383Probably something akin to what this mission was... except with less escape route
>>19322727I wouldn't exactly say we had escape routes, as the enemy was able to hit us the moment we moved onto the map.
>>19322383I would imagine it would involve more dinosaurs--Megasaurs included. Alternatively, could be Kobolds who just happen to be having a bad day.