=Date=133.325.M41 Anno Domini=Codename=Operation "Ice Spear"=Commander=Chapter Master=Task Force=2nd Company + Squad of Revenants, total of 111 space marines=Location=Agrost Canyon, Coordinates 23.59/44.90, Mormark, Subsector Deus, Segmentum Obscurus=Enemy=Estimated 4000 Men of Iron, 38 Heavy Armour units, Reaver Titan, 2 Warhound Titans=Mission=Destroy or capture enemy Titans, prevent enemy force from flanking 6th Reserve Army and cutting of Army Group 'West'.=Strategic value=...estimating......CRITICAL.--------------------------------------------------------------------------Missio incipit. Imperator custodio nos.
Wait until the enemy enters the canyion. Then drop said canyon on them using properly placed explosives.
I believe this plan was agreeed with inside the chat, minus the retribution pattern baneblade.Meanwhile, I think it would be good if our Revenants climbed onto the titans and attached Melta Bombs to them.
>>20089863Needs more explosives.
>>20089896If we mix both our plans it would be highly effective.Half the canyon falls on the enemy, confused survivors are mown down by infantry on ridges, they try to flee, only to be met by overlapping fire from 2 predators, meanwhile, Revenants take the opportunity to attach melta bombs to the titans.
>>20089936I like it. Might want to mine the exit as well though
Get on the Vox, request an airstrike, I left orders for aircraft to be on station and ready. When the aircraft strike the center of the column and sow confusion, get the assualt marines armed with melta-bombs to jump onto the titans and plant them and quickly jump back.
>>20089855>>20089863http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fe9W1gZPUsSnowflakes that land on your cheeks are cold and beautiful like Death itself. You take in a deep breath of freezing air and blow out a cloud of vapor that dissipates in seconds.>Last moments of peace before carnage are the sweetest, aren't they, brother?Your old friend smiles beside you.>Indeed they are, Breth. You put on your heavy helmet and fix it to your power armour.>Are men ready?>We shall visit destruction upon them, milord. They stand no chance.Brethorius has no doubts, as always. You just smile at him. One day this may cost him his life. But it's your duty to doubt, not of your men.>Prepare to ambush them as as planned. Make sure Predators stay out of their line of fire, we'll need them to contain Ancients in the kill zone.Brethorius looks at you puzzled.>You sound as if you are sad, brother. And that name... It seems as if you feel respect for them.You are glad that helmet hides your face.>In a way I do, Breth, in a way I do. These machines once conquered the galaxy for us, killing anything that stood before the Mankind. Just like we do. Now it's out turn to kill them. It's sad, in a way.And it might very well be, that there will come day, when we will be in place of those machines, you finish in your mind.>Let's slaughter them.
>>20090057Roll d100 for ambush, roll d100 for Revenants(whatever you order them to do), roll d100 for secret
rolled 74 = 74I'm gonna do it! I've got the dice! I'm gonna roll!
rolled 13 = 13>>20090087making the SECRET roll.
rolled 74 = 74>>20090087rolling for ambush
rolled 49, 59, 93 = 201Rolling in order
rolled 50 = 50>>20090087rolling for revenants, they attack melta bombs to the titans, whilst cloaked.
>>20089993What kind of Air support do you request? >Close Air Support(for precision strikes)>Strategic Bombers(for bombing whole area)>Fighters(for controlling the skies and strafing at enemies)Also - when? If they come too early, they will warn the enemy. First droids will reach canyon in 7 minutes.>>20089936>>20089896Roll for explosives set up(I assume you did it before the ambush) and show me on the map where you did it. Clean map attached for your convenience.
>>20090174Close-air support AS the ambush begins, specifically targeting the bigger vehicles which we're likely to have difficulty handling.
>>20090174We don't want the bombs too close to our own men.
>>20090243I think we would get the best result by putting the bombs where the ravine is narrowest
>>20090102Suddenly your vox crackles as it catches sattelite transmission:>Lord Commander, this is Senior Leutenant Vektor from 2nd Panzer Army 14th Division Intelligence HQ, we must inform you that we have a serious suspicion that enemy might be aware of Operation "Ice Spear"! Our radars have noticed a squadron of their fighters being pulled away from our frontlines and heading south-east. You are the only Operation HQ reported us in that area in range of 800 kilometres. I would suggest you abort mission now.
>>20090266In that case, we should use our air support for fighters, to control the skies.
Bring in the Air Superiority Fighters, how long will that take? We're also going to want to regroup for cover until we can reassert air-superiority.
Feed misinformation through airwaves. Tell him that you are braking off the attack and to direct fighters to interdict the enemy air assets to cover your retreat.
>>20090299>>20090352>This is captain Hartmann, Luft Gang 334 is on it's way to support you. We will shatter their skies!>>20090359Make me a roll(I assume that what you told was disinformation.)>>20090142Revenants have dug themselves underneath the snow near the entrance of the canyon, hoping that cold ice will drown any minor heat signatures they might be showing otherwise. Once the battle will begin, they'll strike at Titans. Reaver is priority, right?
>>20090428why is that lingerie-clad woman about to chop the head off her flying-god-horse?
>>20090359>>20090359How would that work? Is it unencrypted? Then it'd be pretty suspicious.
>>20090477well, for starters, she probably can't fly. and the sleipnir can. I imagine if she decapitates that beast, she'll plummet to certain doom.That and I wouldn't want to try to murder a sleipnir in the first place, they're pretty fuckin strong, and even if she's a valkyrie, the sleipnir could probably kick her ass in a fight.
rolled 99, 21 = 120>>20090489It is encrypted, however you may try to feed disinformation anyway. I assumed that anon assumes, that your airwave security was broken.>>20090465Because she thinks it's a spear, I presume.Ok, if you have no further orders for preparation, I begin resolving combat. Also, two rolls for giggles.
rolled 61 = 61Roll for hugging the enemy troopsMake love - not war
>>20090572Are you sure about this? Common sense is tingling. Do you want to do it by yourself or order whole Company?my most favourite pic where all space marines are rushing/drop podding for the hug
>>20090560Well shit, if it's been broken we're pretty fucked.
>>20090647ALL OF MY NOPE
>>20090560Pretty much. If I'm wrong no harm no fowl
>>20090647hug them with bombs strapped to the armor.send 100 troops, should do it
>>20090704Can't tell if trolling, or stupid.
rolled 17 = 17Rolling for disinformation
>>20090674>>20090704Vetoed.>>20090692>>20090648Roll for that please.-------------------- ------------------------------------------http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIGHCoVzqtk--------------------------------------------------------------Enemy column finally reaches the canyon. Like mechanical sheep, they march into the killing ground without thinking twice about it, their armoured limbs grind frozen stones to dust as they proceed deeper into the valley. Still like statues, Ghosts wait in the cover of icy shadows. You notice, that more than a half of the enemy column is inside the killzone, including both Warhounds. You realise that it's time and nod for Merkon to signal his Company to attack, he does so without hesitation. Explosions rip the mountainside apart, burying hundreds of forsaken machines under the heavy landslide that follows. Then, as if they were one body, ten squads of marines emerge from their concealed foxholes and open hurricane fire upon the enemy troops, mowing down scores of them. As droids rush forward, Lascannon strikes melt them to bits from the gun-ports of hidden predators. Within minutes, ground is littered with husks of fallen machines... With satisfaction, you think to yourself, that this time it's you, organising Drop Site Massacre and not the heretics. Raven Guard would be proud.---------------------------------------------------------------1600 machines, 17 armoured units and Reaver are outside the killzone2400 machines, 21 armoured unit and 2 Warhounds are inside it--------------------------------------------------------------Rubble killed: 5d100 wardrois, d5 AU, 50% unit to trap one of the warhounsCompany firepower: 200+2d100 machines + d10 AURoll d100 for Revenants trying to approach Reaver
rolled 54 = 54>>20091024Rolling for reaction of the Ancients.
rolled 76, 100, 99, 1, 76 = 352>>20091093oh god that went horribly wrong!!!I'll roll for them serperately....Rolling for droids.
rolled 4 = 4>>20091024rolling for AU
rolled 1 = 1>>20091024rolling a d2 for the warhound, 1 = trapped
rolled 65, 31 + 200 = 296>>20091024rolling for droids killed by marine fire
rolled 4 = 4>>20091024rolling for AU's destroyed by marine fire
rolled 92 = 92>>20090903You give false orders, while ordering to ignore them through special heavily encrypted channel and pray that this works. Now there is no turning back...>>20091075Men of Iron show no emotion at change of events, they quickly form circles around surviving vehicles and Titans, opening counterfire on Space Marines.[rolling d100 under 10, every 3 points is a marine down, every 1 point is a wounded marine.] However their heavy units and Titans are still disoriented and can't add much to their counter attack.
rolled 68 = 68>>20091024and finally.....rolling for the revenants....
rolled 34 = 34>>20091150>>20091109648 Men of Iron are smouldering piles of electronic trash now... 1752 are still trapped, trying to hide behind rocks and corpses of their brethren.>>20091128>>20091166Also, 8 of the heavy droids and vehicles are now burried under dozens of tonnes of rubble. Another 13 are still operational and searching for targets.>>20091136The Warhound who was stupid enough to march in the front of the column got trapped among fallen stones. Now he is sitting duck for your predators. If you roll under 30, their concentrated firepower will be enough to destroy it before it frees itself.>>20091181Reaver is surrounded by enemy troops from all sides, Revenants didn't manage to reach it. Would you like them to try more aggressively? There is 40% chance of success and over 65% there will be casualties.>>20091178Wardroid counter-attack is a total disaster, your snipers among the rocks get chance to pick out those foolish enough not to use cover. +1d100 casualties for droids."Imperator Invictus", enemy Reaver, aims it's cannons at the mountainside there your Company took up their positions... [rolling, under 40 he actually hits your positions, every 4 points kill a marine.]
rolled 6 = 6>>20091365Rolling for destroyed droids, who are noobs at counter-ambushing
rolled 7 = 7>>20091365Rolling for Predators bringing down warhound (I assume they don't have to expose themselves to do it, if so, ignore this order).
>>20090648Considering the fact that they aparently knew we were here but went into the kill zone anyway indicates that they did not learn through tactical intellegence. We should relay these facts to intelligence Can we have an updated map?
>>20091365The revenants remain hidden and wait for a better opportunity to attack the reaver.
What are the odds of success for using our reapers to take down the remaining warhound?
As you might notice, rubble changed the way river courses.>>20091418In a terrible show of power both of your Predators concentrate their power on trapped enemy Warhound and after two and a half minutes of sustained fire it's shields overcharge and it explodes, killing nearby wardroids(5d10).>>20091365Reaver's attack misses your positions, but energy beam hits the mountainside above you, creating a landslide that showers down upon you. A 2-tonne rock crushes Brother Axel before he can say anything and some smaller rocks bury Brothers Teigar and Vran. Both of them are alive, but wounded...Force:101 marine2 wounded marines7 Revenants1 deadWhat are your orders?
rolled 2, 6, 8, 4, 3 = 23>>20091699rolling for destroyed droids.
>>20091699Concentrate fire on the droids circling the reaver. we have to give the revenants a clear shot.
>>20091455>>20091566Join us in our chat here if you wish to join the discussion. http://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.netI will assume, that by Reapers you meant Revenants, right? Both cool names, I must admit. They are right now located near Reaver, so they would need to relocate into the killzone to reach warhound, it would take time, odds for success because of that would be similar... If you will break their organisation, there will be more opportunities for them to infiltrate.
rolled 1, 6, 1, 2, 4 = 14Preditors are to concentrate on any enemy armored units in range. Baring that they hit infantry. Battle brothers are to consintrate on the enemy infantry inside the pocket while snipers target any of those outside who show their heads. We call for that tactical air support to hit the reaver
rolled 7, 1, 6, 5, 5 = 24>>20091748Chat is not Ipad friendly but I'll give it a shot
>>20091747Bear in mind, that you are less effective at killing droids outside the killzone than inside. Comparision:+Inside: every 1 point below 90 gives you +d10 killed droids +Outside: every 2 points below 80 give you +d10 killed droidsThey have cover, they know from where are you shooting, etc, it's a lot harder to kill them. Do you confirm this order?
Get on Vox, see if any of the fighters we asked for happened to pick any air-to-ground weapons and ask them to fly in a bit of support.
>>20091821In that case, go with>>20091787
>>20091869>This is captain Hartmann speaking. We are hiding just behind the horizon, 2 minutes away from Operation Zero Ground. We have limited ground-strike capability, mostly Panzerfaust Pattern AP rockets and we can always do strafing runs on enemy infantry, our autocannons will rip them to pieces. Also we could damage the Titans, but we would most likely suffer heavy losses, those bastards have tough AA defences. However if we will show ourselves, we will lose surprise factor that we would have if we would need to engage enemy planes. What are your orders?
>>20091945Suddenly captain asks you in a lighthearted tone:>Have you ever wondered, why is the sky so blue, Mr. Marine?
>>20092010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Evt_PFy-PwI know why and so do you.
rolled 8, 6, 4, 9, 3 = 30>>20092010Because of physics: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html
>>20092062>Heh, a good answer as any other, Mr. Marine. But you know, I prefer it this way. Sky was given to us as something to look at. You know, when we die. It's blue. It's peaceful. It's beautiful. A nice way to go, if you get what I am saying. It's a real shame, that nowdays we take war even to the skies, Mr. Marine. Death comes from above, from the Heaven. But you are Angel of Death, aren't you? You don't fear Death, right?
>>20092164"In my expirience it is rather unpleasent Mr?"
>>20092164OFUCK OSHIT OFUCK OSHIT>HIT THE FUCKING DECK MARINES!!!!!!!>TAAAAAAKE COVERRRRR!!!!!
>>20092164"Death comes for us all in the end. All we can do is meet it with the strength of our spirit and with a grin upon our faces."
>>20092196>Oh yeah, right, I almost forgot. You already were once... Dead. Friend helped you out back then, didn't he? But no, you had to go back to your boring wars and shit. No respect, no gratitude and debt is still unpaid. And I've heard marines are all about honour. Well, but it's none of my business. All of us have our own burdens. I've wanted to speak with you for quite a long time, to be honest. What are you trying to achieve here? I mean, with all this war and stuff, prophecies and other shit. Because of it you even forgot how to appreciate the sky above you. Have you ever thought that maybe you should take a break? You've bled enough, don't you think? Or would you like to bleed more?>>20092197As you give orders to the vox, you notice that you received no reply of confirmation. Vox is dead. You take a look out of your foxhole, but the thick smoke and fog from the battle clouds your vision, no brothers are in sight, but you can hear them shouting, fighting, dying somewhere beyond the wall of mist.
>>20092349tell chaos to f*ck off
>>20092349>Space Marines aren't allowed 'breaks', we fight and we fight and we fight because that is what we must do, for the good of our species.>We are not Eldar, our lives are not 'precious', we are but weapons, to be spent in the cauldron of war just as others spend missiles and tanks.
rolled 29 = 29>>20092434HNNNNNNNG
>>20092349I wish to protect the People of the Impirium from threats so they can live without the pain me and my men go through. Real threats, mind you. Chaos and 'nids and the like. Not some random xeno who pissed off the powers that be for mearly existing. I fight for the day that the greatest remaining threat to the Impirium is men like me. And then I shall disappear,just like the Thunder warriors of old. Just like the men of Iron. Tell me, do you think that Irony is enough for the laughing god?
>>20092349"All living things must fight for survival, by nature. The creature that doesn't fight is consumed by the predators that surround it. To exist is to survive, to survive is to fight. If I must fight to free from this truth, then so be it."
>>20092473>Hell, it seems you've got a tongue there! You words impress me, I admit it. I feel...------------------------------------------------------------------------>>20092470For a second you think you hear Captain Merkon shouting "...deal with it, Brethorius, he is gone! As if losing those squads wasn't enough, we are now surrounded! There is no time..!"You realise that all of this comes to your mind in a fraction of a second, as if somewhere there everything was happening a lot faster than here... Your men need you. You have to get out!------------------------------------------------------------------------->...wow there, Mr. Marine, I thought I've lost you. You know, I am quite shy, but I have to admit that I came to remind you another unpaid due. Your saviour, the one that warned you, is in danger. If you want to repay that debt, you should hurry... Because if you don't, there might not be another chance. And we all know, how much problems can unpaid debts create, right? Fate is a fucking good businessman, I myself owe him a couple of things. Bastard.
Btw. anybody still working on the game?
>>20092455>>20092500>Oh, so you are a predator, a warrior, right? Well, let me tell you this - if you want battle, you will get it. But at least do it in a proper way, right in the middle of it... Do you want me to release you? You really do? Bear in mind, that if I do, something bad will happen to someone... Universe is a bitch.
>>20092655>>20092682ACTIVATE FATE POINT*dramatic noise*
I give ye a badly written writefagottery in the form of 2 pastehttp://pastebin.com/A1PyGnmnhttp://pastebin.com/uUjUq3TR
>>20092655Where is she? You may have noticed I am rather lacking in intersteller transportation at the moment. Unless you can bring me to her right now there is not much I can do I'm afraid. And if she has gotten herself into the kind of trouble that her friends cannot help her with I immagine I am of limited use by myself. Plus there is the matter of abandoning my men. Unless you happen to know of a convinient webway portal, one from which I could go to her, and one that I could use to bring reinforcements...
>>20092749>Webway>Elegion, Montus and Chapter Master broing it up through CommoraghOh god yes.
>>20092711>>20092682-------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASj81daun5Q-------------------------------------------------------------------------------With a sudden thrust of will you shake off the shackles that hold your mind and demand with a voice of Primarch that speaks from the ancient bloodline within you:>You shall mock me no more, God! We have struck hands I will repay your debt when time comes, you foul creature, but I will not tolerate you threatening me or my men! I demand you release me NOW!There is a moment of silence, then voice replies:>I am nothing but the messenger of The One Who Laughs, but remember, he is interested in you, and this is not a compliment. I must release you, that is true, but I prefer to do it there, where you will feel most at home... In the middle of battle. Enjoy.Strange feeling takes over you and you lose consiousness...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------A second later you open your eyes and a strong gust of wind strikes at your chest - you are the size of a giant, looking at the surrounding mountains and at the thousands of ants below your feet. Planes like birds circle you, shooting at each other and dancing their performance of death. Only then you realise, that you are standing on top of 'Imperator Invictus'. Two words slip your lips that no chronicle would ever mention.What do you do?
is it destroyed?
rolled 7 = 7>>20092733Nice work, bobptidou.>>20092749>>20092830That is closer to the truth than you might think.>>20092888No, it's marching happily towards the mountainside where around 70 marines of your 2nd Company are making their last stand... Also, rolling for Titan's attack(Under 80, each 3 points - marine).
>>20092934Only magnetic grip of your power armour holds you in place from not falling down, when Reaver discharges it's cannon into the midst of two marine squads, evaporating all of them with one blast... 24 marines perish in these unholy fires...also, it was a critical success, so rolling for 'special' damage.
>>20092861fuckin' sorcery. Brothers! status report! I am on top of the titan imperator invictus, are any of the revenants in a place to attempt to infiltrate the titan while I create a diversion on the top?search for an entrance into the titan and if the revenants are able to infiltrate, make a scene.
>>20092934>>20092861Can we jump onto the titan's head? The neck portions hidden under the armored collar should be squishy and full of wonderful VITAL bits.Do we have melta bombs or a power fist?
>>20093027A weak vox reply reaches you:>Lord, this is Revenant Kargos, me and my brother Prekan are near the Titan, but only because we failed to join the retreat. I am afraid it will cost our lives, but I think we could create a distraction for you to get into the Titan. We have no way to infiltrate it, there are swarms of enemy wardroids around it's feet.>>20093040There is a hatch, you may try to open it with Body +10 test.You do not have neither power-fist not melta charges.
rolled 18 = 18>>20092934thank you I aim to please...kindaalso the words: THE.FUCKalso roll for marine zapped with us
rolled 75 = 75>>20093157Hatch? WHAT HATCH?
rolled 23 = 23>>20093157Omnissiah guide my dice!
>>20093157no, Don't waste your lives, what I really need is a report of what happened since the first warhound was destroyed, find some cover and fill me in.roll to open the hatch
rolled 84 = 84>>20093242fixing roll
Pimp Montus, Chapter Master calls for aid! Lend him your cane!
>>20093242>>20093238>>20093218>>20093179You rip out the hatch from it's hinges and slide into the darkness of the Titan... Will continue next time. Thanks for your time. Please archive and put under "Previous threads". I'd say you get 3 xp today.
http://pastebin.com/jUdLgTFDnot sure if anyone is still there but hey! here's part 3