"Telltale Journal", in possession of Isane Konnair-Armitage, Spring of 657We join the Helghast Armored Unit, deep in the forests of Stormwood. For the second time in less than a year, they are fighting for a nation other than their own. At the request of Queen Arthur of Iffram, they have been dispatched to secure a staging point, pitted up against a group of insurgents named the Dragon Army. Refusal of this request would have spelled disaster for the Helghast, as their very presence in Iffram is enough to cause a diplomatic incident. The fighting so far has been fierce, and casualties are already rising for both sides...Previous thread: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/23116748/
A young man, wearing a caster's uniform, appears out of the portal, looks around in shock for a moment, then prepares for action."Who is the commanding officer? I'm here to back you guys up!"
>>23132273Whoops, bit of a typo there. Also I decided to use the tripcode from before so you guys know it's me.
>Reporting, some thoughts on the situation will be posted in a bit
>>23132118Reporting in.Also, Army Sheet 1/3>>23132273((Grey? Might want to use a new trip since your old one is compromised now? Also We -might- be able to save your character, it's a long shot but possible. Give us a bit, and also we're waiting for IronCommand to check in. He might not want to continue cause we let the old thread die unarchived...))
>>23132402Army sheet 2/3
Shitscribble warning.Alright here's the deal. Suggested movement/firing targets are labeled in green/red respectively. You can ignore them if you have a better idea, don't feel like listening to me, etc. Blue flags are prospective flag locations for maximum coverage (this does not necessarily make them optimal locations).Conrad, move to the side and get that giant on its knees so it exposes its head to attack. Azure, spot it for me while you move up, I'm going in for the kill. And Sergeant? Watch out, they seem to be using siege weapons to bombard your location.Perturabo, get into a position to disrupt both their casters with that earthquake, it'll hopefully tie them up long enough for us to gain some ground (and prevent them from doing anything tricky with that fire). I would have you do it to that giant but that risks penalties to friendlies. Alternately you could try and kill one of those casters now but I expect you'll be safer underground than above.Rest of you avoid those flames. Alternately find a way to put them out, we don't need a forest fire on top of our other concerns.Don't expect as coherent a battle plan from me once the game gets going. We've got some planning time now so I intend to use it.
>>23132402((Yeah, it's me. Don't worry, that wasn't my password. Just a typo and such. Also, I thought a character could only be revived in the first turn after they died, and it seems the Life-array was destroyed.))
>>23132422Army Sheet 3/3
>>23132468I could try to combat those flames, but as long as they have an evoker up the effort is unlikely to do more than waste time.
It's official roll-call time boys and girls, report in and get yourselves prepped for your next phase.
>>23132583I'm here, ready and able :)
>>23132583I am here. I need a volunteer or two to lay arrays. Earth array preferred, even if that life array was destroyed. Anyone?
>>23132583"Private Ronald Argent, Element Caster, formerly of the Ragnyllian Border Patrol 3rd Company, reporting for duty sir!"
>>23132583Heavy gunner here, would be nice if Gunther could show up for once.Squad Members:1 | Armor:3 | HP:12 | Move:3L | Act:6Rating:x4 | Range:6 | Damage:4 HVY | Ammo:2 | Str:+1-Double Move / Stealth in water.-Treat squad as single unit, losing 1/2 health reduces act by 1/3rd.Officer Buff: +2 HP
>>23132649Welcome aboard kid, get yourself ready you've been plopped onto the front.-Deployed-[ARCH][[Hm1]] Cpt. Isane[BEE][Vd1] Lt. Clyde[XENO][Vd.Vd.Vd2] Sgt. Coffee[SERP][Sa1] Cpl. Azure[XENO][P1-T] PFC. Perturabo[SCRB][M1] Pvt. Ralin[XENO][[C2]] Adviser-To be Deployed-[C1] Pvt. Argent-To be botted-[Hero][I1] BilboReminder: Everyone should have a general plan for what they're going to do in the next action phase. Preferably you should type it up. Phases are too short to be trying to make too many decisions during them.
the old flag-array map.
>>23132778Preposting my actions because I will be AFK for about ten minutes.>Deploy from Flag if not already.>If already deployed, move South-East to Investigator's position; Place Earth-array.
>>23132848I'm back. Are we still pre-phase?
We are still prepping. Hopefully not to long though
>>23133223Yes. You've got maybe 20 minutes before phase as a guess. Give about an hour usually to collect a roster and gather people up.
>>23133223Yes we are, now is a good time to plan your actions, as we will be starting right away in action phase. Remember, you can pick which flag to spawn at, and can act right away.
"Sounds like someone is fighting up ahead. Shake off that fatigue and into the fight, engineers!"Priest reporting. Damned trees confusing the shit out of us!
Roster:-Deployed-[ARCH][[Hm1]] Cpt. Isane[BEE][Vd1] Lt. Clyde[XENO][Vd.Vd.Vd2] Sgt. Coffee[SERP][Sa1] Cpl. Azure[XENO][P1-T] PFC. Perturabo[SCRB][M1] Pvt. Ralin[XENO][[C2]] Adviser-To be Deployed-[C1] Pvt. Argent[E2]Priest-To be botted-[Hero][I1] BilboAction should be coming up soon.
>>23133243>>23133258>>23133274Got it, thanks for clarifying that. I'd like to spawn at the Western flag. After that, I'd like to act out these orders.>Move 2 SE, 2 S behind tree.>Place Life array.
We aren't submitting actions quite yet. Also don't forget to properly put on your class, number and name otherwise you will be ignored.
>>23133502Whoops, sorry about that. I keep forgetting that post subject isn't automatically filled.
If your using 4chanx you can enable it to keep most things like that.
>>23133523I just put it all in the name field. Saves time and energy.
THE ENEMY HAS SHOWN THEIR RANKS ! HOLD YOUR GROUND ! ACTION ! PHASE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kr2E0Avyew
Rolled 7, 4, 2, 7, 6, 10, 4, 5, 1, 6, 6, 5, 10 = 73(Use once per battle [H] ability to move while setup if needed)>Move 1L N, STAB that big skull guy with Sol bayonet. (First roll)>Fire two bursts while still stabbing, then reload>Move 1L S, fire 1 burst into skull guy if not dead, if he is dead then that sword wielding knight guy to the NNW, then overwatch NSquad Members:1 | Armor:3 | HP:12 | Move:3L | Act:6Rating:x4 | Range:6 | Damage:4 HVY | Ammo:2 | Str:+1-Double Move / Stealth in water.-Treat squad as single unit, losing 1/2 health reduces act by 1/3rd.Officer Buff: +2 HP
>Keep quaking>Move 4NW
>Deploy @ West Flag>Deploy Turret [Hex to N, facing N]>Deploy Turret [Hex to NE, facing NE]>Move 1 SE>Deploy Turret [Hex to NE, Facing NE]>Move 2 SW
>move 4 NW>go prone>SPOT the head of the Castor to my north (the big guy)>activate camoOfficer bonuses+1 mov +2 HP
Rolled 9>>23134452>Wait until others act first:Adviser:>move 2 SW, 1 west>Spell: Giant Stone Serpent (Persisting): Tap earth array, ironclad array, life array, and all other existing arrays, keep them tapped to power the spell multiple turns. Form a construct stone serpent by the storm mage.Stone Serpent:>attack the storm mage>if multiple acts, attack the evoker
Rolled 9, 9, 6, 4, 5, 2, 1, 5, 6 = 47>Stab the thing with the xbow next to me 3 times (first 3 dices)>Move to surround the big purple thing NE of me.>Callshot it's knees to make it fall and being unable to move and do anything, 6 dices.
Rolled 10, 2, 6, 4 = 22+Wait for [Sa1] Cpl. Azure to spot for me>Fly 1NW 2N onto top of gate>Fly 1NW 2N gaining maximum height using gate as boost>3 Demon Driver Herodrops at giant to NNW, called shots to face (rating  with spotting boost, 3 dice)>Land on giant to break fall, Face&Autoguard N, NEBotting [I1] Bilbo>Move 3NE, use hole for cover>Shoot skull knight with shotgun slug (4th die, rating )
>Move 1 SW>Move 3 NW>Move 1 N>Fire 1 Smoke Grenades 5N so the Vg has some cover!>Lay down Earth array>Reload Blast Grenade>Overwatch blast 5N"HAHAHAHAHA! THIS IS THE LIFE EHN BOBBY?""What do you mean you don't like fires? Why are you a mobile demo then?""You thought it would be -restful-? Cause you heard all Demos have steady calm hands? Well, that's true... but... well... I'll be setting the charges from now on alright?"
dice and bonuses---+1 Act (Normal: 1/6)+2 HP (Officer: Cpt. Isane)+1 Mov (Officer: Lt.Clyde)
Rolled 5>>23134597GAH! DICE
>>23134667Blast it, I was distracted by homework and other such things. Command, please tell me you recognized my previous action post?
Mcmanus: Looks like these green men are more ferocious than we thought for being so few, Cadnace get the-WHATS THAT NOISE- NO !THE GUARDIAN ITS AWOKEN ! ARE THESE MEN MAD ! QUICKLY WE MUST RETREAT WE'VE NO IDEA WHAT QUARRY IT MIGHT HAVE ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0reWZQ2DJ8
>>23135187processing got your action I believe.
>>23136354"ADVISOR! WHAT DID YOU DO?!"
>>23136337This, this is what I came here to do. FOUL BEAST I WILL RIDE ARMAGEDDON AND UNLEASH THUNDEROUS QUAKES IN YOUR ROCKY ABYSS OF A MOUTH! HAVE AT THEE!
>>23136337"Well...fuck.That usually doesn't happen."
Welcome, all new players, to that point where every plan falls apart. WELP
>>23136428Just once I'd just like them to fall apart in a manner NOT involving giant monsters...
>>23136456Oh boy, we fought shit like this 3 times a day in Hel, except it was more gooey flying horrors or gigantic bugs. Now pucker up kid, get some heavy ordnance and help.
Everyone who can, swap to armor piercing weapons, snipers to sturms, vanguards to hammers, you know the drill!
>Deploy from flag as [P/Duckie]"Woah! Looks like you folks might need a hand given all that racket coming forward of your position!"[We're all gonna die Clyde, especially me.]
>>23136337>>23136383>>23136406>>23136421"WHAT IN THE BLUE BLAZES IS THAT THING?!" D:
Now private, less asking, more making a big big spell to blow it up, and keep it simple this time, just something explody or a gigantic rock drill or whatnot.
>>23136566Well what have we got to work with apart from the life array I just threw down? I just got here a few minutes ago, sir.
>>23136588Pardon me, I meant earth array.
>>23136548"Well private, there are always risks to using magic. For example, sometimes the arrays overload and the feedback forces the mana right back through you /violently/.And sometimes, you create a construct to combat an enemy caster, only to have it manifest in the eye of a sleeping Guardian...Just do me a favor and don't use any of the arrays currently on the field, they are being used to power the construct. We may need it to fight that Guardian. You'll have to throw down a new array unfortunately."
>>23136598Start putting some new ones, if we can find water, use that. Make an ice spell, put water in it's cracks, freeze it to blow part of it's rocky hide off.
>>23136337Oh hey what did I miss.>deploy next phase
>>23136652I guess I should also specify deploying at the NW flag.
>>23136617>>23136640"Water is fine with me, but I'll have to make a significant movement to place the next one. Perturabo, I believe it was? Please, try and clear out the area ahead of you so we can deploy the next array. Damn, I wish I had a backup weapon."
>>23136538>>23136677Suppose I should too, S flag is were I am looking to deploy from.
This titan is huge ! HELLGHAST, YOUR ORDERS HAVE NOT CHANGED- EITHER GET A FLAG UP THAT HILL OR RETREAT ! Otherwise - good luck ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOcI5p8zsxE
>>23136881MacManus: Caddy, Diadora ! LET THEM GO ! LET THEM GO I SAY !!! YOUR QUARRY IS NOT WITH US !
>>23136881"PERTURBO! GET TO THE NORTH WEST! FAST! ONCE THERE DIG UP AND LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE! DROP A FLAG!
" HellGhast this is Ragnyll 2, you can pull out - that place is compromised we have nothing that can handle that monster ! Let the monster destabilize and maybe we can try again ? " How about it ? > WE PUSH...> Alright, we retreat...
>>23136934So, does that mean we vote on it, or...?
>>23136934>>23136954"Usually the CO has the final say, and I think he's about to arrive..."
>>23136954No, it's the CO's (which means my) call.>>23136934Negatory, Ragnyll 2. Big Bertha is incoming to provide fire support. Keep up the pressure!
>>23136990"Orders received, pushing the advance. I NEED A VOLUNTEER!"
YOU HEARD YOUR COMMANDER ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-3LblwHdZ0ACTION PHASE !
>Deploy from S flag as [P/Duckie if possible]"Woah! Looks like you folks might need a hand given all that racket coming forward of your position!"
>>23137007>Go back to Flag>Swap to Hammerfaust
Rolled 4, 8, 7, 1, 1 = 21>fly 2SE, 4NE>face N, NW>place flag on my hexBotting [I1] Bilbo>Shotgun centaur again (1 die)Botting [[Hm1]] Isane>Shoot Centaur to NE (last 4 dice)>Pack Up>Move 3N>Set Up>Overwatch twice N to cover new flag
>>23136990"Looks like we managed to link up with a bunch of crazies!"
>>23137023"Indeed, a little more information would be nice before we volunteer."
>>23137007>Move 4W, do *not* hit the guardian, move as westward as possible without touching it.>Overwatch quake only if I get attacked/picked up.
Rolled 7, 3 = 10>>23137007>Deploy at NW flag.>Load Crushing Shell>Fire at Guardian's Head>Reload Crushing ShellVehicle Upgrades:+2 DR+2 DamagePilot Upgrades+3 crew+3 vehicle rating2 repair per action
>>23137020((Post actions too!))>Move 5N>Reload 1 smoke grenade>Fire smoke grenade so as to give self cover.>Place flag, if possible, PLATOON UP WITH MORE MOBILE DEMOS
>get up>move 3 forward>go prone>spot gaurdians head>camo
Rolled 9>Spell: Earth Raise: tap two earth arrays, personal array, raise the ground under me to create a platform I can see over the trees with
>>23137052Forgot my aspect upgrades and command buff.Command Aura: +2 Heavy Damage[Mobile Fortress][Lockdown][Redundant Systems]
>>23137060[Check the last time I tried that.]
> Move 3 W [to flag]>Resupply
>>23137060"Alright Jonsy, shut up and stay quiet, hopefully the smoke'll cover us so we don't get smashed into paste alright. Now, get me the flag, yeah like that, okay, are we far enough away from the other one? I can't tell... damn."
>>23137023>>23137047"For a DEEP STRIKE!"
>>23137047>Move three NW, 2 N, Place Water Array.
>>23137092>>23137122Blargh, I hope you'll allow that. I was counting the number of hexes to make sure I made a proper placement. Also, make sure to place array directly North of new position, if allowed.
>>23137007"BY THE WAY, I NO LONGER HAVE CONTROL OF THE SNAKE. SO UH... STAY AWAY FROM THEM."
>>23137164"If we survive this, I'm going to apply some emergency engineering to your skull."
>>23137164"REALLY! I'D NEVER HAVE GUESSED! FUCK MAN! WHEN YOU SCREW UP YOU DON'T MESS ABOUT DO YOU!"He looks down at himself, "You sure you don't want a position with us mobile demos?"
>>23137164>>23137175>>23137180"Well fuck all kinds of DUCK. I suppose I can at least at a freezing enchantment to the snake to pile on the damage or something."
>>23137200"Advisor, what's this hairbrained scheme you got that needs a volunteer? Cause if it involves like... launching them through the air, I'm out."
>>23137226"Same here. Manipulating the wind to fly over the ground is one thing. Being turned into a human cannon ball is a big old NO THANKS in my book."
>>23137060Upgrades:+1 Act (Normal: 1/6)+2 HP (Officer: Cpt. Isane)+1 Mov (Officer: Lt.Clyde)
>>23137226>>23137328"Launching through the air? PFFAH! No, we don't have the arrays for that. We do have some earth arrays though..."
>>23137422"So? That just means you could launch me with one earth hand and catch me with a mud hand or something..."
>>23137422>>23137434"That's almost exactly what I expected him to suggest. Except for the second part."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxC1wM3TyMNight Is falling... The enemy rampages still. Get Ready ! > Enemy Phase.
Alright. I think we've got the logistics in place for two more platoons. I think I'll be using one myself but I'll approve a platoon for someone who wants it.>Platoon Squads: From the old manualsUnits can now have platoon strength troops comprising of up to 3 combined units and no more than 2 types. Example; a Platoon with Vanguards and Assaut will be [VAV1] , [AAV2] [VAA3] or [AVV4]. Upgrades will be communicable across all members of your unit.Platoons cannot break unit cohesion and cannot be spaced more than 1 hex apart. Unless given the order to " Post " in which the unit will remain stationary until called. In which case they will make it to your Platoon at their best possible speed and only that.At the end of each action Platoons must take special care in how they are formationed. Box, Circle, Arrow, Line, and Wall formations are among the most basic formations. With sub variations in scatter. 2scatter means no more than 2 members occupy a space. 1scatter means the unit is fanned out as best as possible. Also take into account which units will favor the front, and which will bring up the rear, this is important in determining attack patterns as the front will typically attack first with rear on clean up.Attack Pattern:Designate attack patterns in chunks of Front, Rear, Leftern or Rightern in combination with unit type to make processing easier. With 3 squads under your unit, micro ordering by single units will not get processed.Movement: The platoon will move only as fast as its slowest Unit. However, faster Units can extend to the front of elongated formations.! Beware Explosions !And other AOE capable units like Enemy Armor, Ms Casters, and easily identifiable traps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp09RxQy7-c" Macmanus is slain only death awaits us here Ragnylli ! " ACTION PHASE !!
Rolled 5, 10 = 15>>23138334>Spell: Tunnel: Tap all earth arrays, ironclad array, create a tunnel from [M1] Ralin to the north edge of the map.
>>23138334Just....just keep going steady....>Move 4N>Overwatch quake if picked-up/attacked
Rolled 2>called shot at the eye on the hand just north of me
>Climb on gunther's tank>Overwatch rocket strikes x9 on any incoming hand attack.
>>23138353>move 3 east >then cast spell
Rolled 10, 9, 6, 10 = 35>>23138334> Fire crushing shell at Guardian's head.> Reload crushing shell.>Call in artillery strike centered on Guardian's head.Vehicle Upgrades:+2 DR+2 DamagePilot Upgrades+3 crew+3 vehicle rating2 repair per actionCommand Aura: +2 Heavy Damage[Mobile Fortress][Lockdown][Redundant Systems]
>Platoon>1 Scatter formation
Rolled 8>>23138334"Hmmm, what are those symbols on its hands? Maybe those are a weak point!">Investigate: Will shooting the markings disable the associated body part?>crouch in the mouth of the tunnel for cover
>>23138334>Move 1 SE>Move 1 S>Deploy Rocket Turrets x4 [SW, NW, N, NE hexes]
"Okay, fine. I agree... this had better work you witchborn nut...">Get off Tank.>Move to Fire Flag>Wait for Advisor's Spell before continuingIf Advisor's Spell Worked and there is now a tunnel>MOVE THROUGH TUNNEL AT FULL SPEED!>ONCE ON NORTHERN SIDE OF MAP: PLANT FLAG! BE VICTORIOUS! (1/4 actions)If Advisor's Spell failed:>1 smoke on self (1/4 Actions)>1 Crushing Blasts into the Eye on the closest Titan Hand. (2/4 Actions)>PLATOON (3/4 actions)===Upgrades===+1 Act (Normal: 1/6)+2 HP (Officer: Cpt. Isane)+1 Mov (Officer: Lt.Clyde)
"AWWOH GOD SCATTTER-R!!!">Lead plane turn 1R, Move 3L>Strafe Ifframi Bow-weilder>Speed: 3>Rear plane turn 1L, Move 3L >Turn 2R move 2L
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_615652&feature=iv&src_vid=R-MV37z6U4c&v=WKvzBP_4vf4ONE HAND DESTROYED ! KEEP IT UP ! " >enemy Phase [Will continue tomorrow at 10pm ]
>>23139400"Yo, guys... just saying, this all started with the snakes? And they kinda are growing out of the guy's face... kinda painful right? What if we shoot them off?"
>>23139494"That could work. But I think perhaps I'll need to use my spells to save our flying friends from crashing."((Sorry about disappearing by the way, RL issues.))
>>23139531"I think they're kinda dead Argent... notice all that's left is the wings of their vehicles..."
>>23139539"Oh...well, that's not good at all. Damnit, why didn't I set up a life array!"
>>23139557"Well for one thing resurrection is forbidden by several Aeoni acts, for another, the ducky is a cursed machine, whose eternal foe is the cliff. They are fated to do battle unto the end of time. Cliffs are winning."
>>23139579"...Well that explains some things."
>>23139579"The thing about the ducky is entirely true. You'll notice that real duckies often slam themselves into cliffs, no one knows why. When it was found that this model of aircraft had the same problem, well, that's what they named it. The moment a hunk of rock took to the sky those duckies were done for."He glances up at the giant rock thing, "As for resurrection, well, I hear those Aeonians even ban things like those shock pads that restart the heart after it stops, the experimental ones you know? So I wouldn't listen to their tripe except to pay lip service to it while they're present. I mean, do you REALLY want to listen to a bunch of guys who claim that all non-humans need to be exterminated, yet are taking orders from a Drakkei?"((check the third race sheet for iffram to see what Drakkei are. Short answer: Dragon People))
Batter up! Come on people!
"Conrad! Can you provide me some cover against those fists? If you can get me and my boys close, we can blow those snakes right off the poor sucker's face!"
This feels more natural then fighting guys wearing suits of metal armor and swords for some reason.
>Small annotation change
>>23145115is that how we mark platoons?
"So plan is to smoke a path for our underground team to burst up and out and then plant a flag right? You sure that taking that position will be of any use while this thing is rampaging about?"
>>23148020Conditions for victory set before the mission was planting a flag at the northern side of the map.
>>23148020"Why yes, we can just go around the guardian and leave it for this dragon army to deal with!"
>>23148441"I don't like the idea of this thing rampaging through the countryside, though. That Dragon team member, over there, she seems to be indicating the snakes. Technically, the guardian only woke up when the earthen serpents were conjured. If we destroy them, it might stop its rampage."
Everyone's so anxious...Come on people we've all fought worst then this, band together, artillery pin its hands down, aim for the eyes. If someone can, blow those snakes off, it might actually make it less angry.
>>23149636"I have an idea about that, sir. I think I can tap the arrays we've got up to launch a boulder at high speeds towards the target."
"I personally vote for taking down those snakes. It's all fine and dandy to complete our primary objective, but if this thing is gonna kill innocents, well I think it'll undo all the good will we've earned."
Alright. Reminder to all troops: primary objective is to flag the North edge of the map. This takes priority over ALL others including killing that beast. Not to mention we're already in shit city with the Queen and I don't really care to find out that some random stone giant was a magical cousin or some shit.To that end, I need Ralin to get a smokescreen up to cover Perturabo when he reveals himself. And since you're platooned maybe just smoke /everything/ and keep that giant guessing. Rest of us will run interference.
No Game Tonight due to much needed break.. Mission confirmation will happen tommorrow, however. Feel free to continue planning and be sure that this thread is alive for a confirmation.
>>23153650Okey dokey. So what do you guys think about my earth cannon idea? Viable?
>Fire 1 Smoke Grenade forward, covering advance>Move 5N>Fire 1 Smoke grenade 5N>Fire 2 Smoke Grenades NE and SE to obscure as much ground around the side of the Titan as possible>Reload 2 blast grenades>overwatch 4 crushing blast grenades against anything about to attack me. (especially giant hands coming down like the fist of god)posting this for later. Because I wanna. and this isn't my main compute-mo-tron
>>23153719bumpity bumpAlso...general plan is to snipe snakes and provide cover for the drill-tank right?
>>23153086Quick change of plans Helghast. Perturabo, you will wait until the phase /after/ our next to dig out and plant a flag. Everyone else will continue with the plan to run a delaying action for the next two phases with either smokescreen or attacking the snakes. As well, no one is to fire upon that sleekfoot to the north, I want it alive.
>>23158507"Yes, the storm mage. Excellent choice for intel, not as difficult to hold as an evoker or someone with strength."
>>23158507Really ma'am? Fair enough, I'l just twiddle my thumbs in the corner then.
>>23162147Unless you think you can secure that storm mage and at the same time plant a flag, but it'd be better to not risk something going wrong, so I'd rather handle it myself while you plant a flag.
Hmmm I think I can blind the hand in front of that things face. Hopefully that will open its head up for targetting
>>23163662"If you'd like, I could immobilize the storm mage with a cage spell. They are incredibly simple, almost impossible to screw up!"
>>23164301 "You Jinxed it you bloody fool!" >>23158507 "Right ma'am. We'll cover the base of that thing with smoke and see about blasting the snakes off if we can. We can atleast gouge out the hands near us a bit ehn? Conrad! you and your boys should be able to approach under the smoke screen we're laying down!"
>>23164301"You know, it doesn't look like she's in a state to be running off anyways. We should probably focus on taking that thing down."
This gets better and better, even if it's hard to read.
>>23166188Radio chatter ain't the easiest thing to keep track of.
>>23169237I meant the maps themselves.
>>23169356Oh yeah. That takes a little bit of practice initially.
It does help to compare the before and after maps.
>>23172236And wait for the explosions to clear.
>>23164676Don't do anything to the stormmage itself, instead, if you don't have anything better to do, maybe try to raise some sort of cover or protection so that the guardian doesn't take a swing at it.
>>23173182"I'm already spreading as many smokes as I can, I can't move faster than that really."
Mission will continue tomorrow at 1900. Roll call will start by then. Meanwhile your local fight-Dm will draw cool things and post them here.
>>23173351Another day then, hope you finish before the end of the week.
>>23181051Hopefully this happens today!>ackSSq clergyI've never heard of the god ackSSq captcha, are you saying I should make donations to that religion to ensure the game happens tonight?
Best of luck to everyone, seems like my powers cause time displacement, I won't be there.
>>23188396OR IS IT!/ominous music
Proposition: Who wants to pick this up saturday morning ? I am now too exhausted this week to operate. If we do it tommorrow I can / may start
>>23189997I guess? Sat morning usually isn't my idea gaming time but if it means you not dying on the keyboard then sure.
>>23190103We're talking noon here. So everyone gets to sleep.
So to reiterate. I run as far north as I can, dropping as many smokes as I can? What's everyone else gonna do?
>>23191377My own form of intel acquisition.
>>23193571"Soooo... beating on someone until they do what you want?"
>>23193643Eating their brains
>>23195522I... I see?
>>23190237I might not be able to make the start time today, so if I'm not here for it I give control of my character to Azure until such time as I report in.
Getting a Haircut. ETA 2 Hours. Those interested in playing can refer to>>23132402
>>23193643Hah, something like that, we'll see.
>>23203495Too bad one of my old squad-mates isn't here with us...Old voss guy had a knack to make anyone talk.
>>23203495"Don't we have laws of engagement against that sorta thing..."
What a horrible line that was. Report in everyone : Dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng3zX85vhIE
>>23204195Caster Argent, reporting in.
>>23204307Mobile Artilitery Platoon "Fumigators" reporting in.
>>23204372THE FUMIGATOR'S PATCH!
>>23204451It's only MS Paint and I'm no artist, but here you go.
I'm too drunk for this, let's go
>>23204561Thanks, looks good!
>>23204195I'm here, everyone remember the plan. Perturabo, sit tight for now. The phase after our next action phase will be when you move out and plant the flag, preferably near that sleekfoot stormmage. Everyone else, keep the guardian busy, kill it if you have to.
>>231321188 quest threads on the front page right nowJust thought I'd let you know
>>23204667Your point? Out of all of them IH has more quality and history than the others. Why not just hide them if you got something against quest threads?
>>23204640"Right, I'll try and get my stone canon to fire at the face, hopefully hit those snakes off."
catalog : http://catalog.neet.tv/tg/It's your friend
Quest thread what are those ? " Lets try to fill the current units on field once all critical personnel are filled we'll see if your plan will follow through, commander "
You guys still taking players?
>>23204746Too bad I'm the only actual Helghast reporting in.Deployed:[ARCH][[Hm1]] Cpt. Isane[XENO][Vd.Vd.Vd2] Sgt. Conrad[SERP][Sa1] Cpl. Azure[XENO][P1-T1] PFC. Perturabo[SCRB][MMM1] Pvt. Ralin[C1] Pvt. Argent[XENO][[C2]] Adviser[E2]PriestTo be Botted:[IRNSNL][P2-HT1]Mjr.Gunther[BEE][Vd1] Lt. ClydeTo be Withdrawn:[Hero][I1] Bilbo
Alright I'm here.
>>23204781You can be S2, deploy next action phase, we are close to ending....maybe ;)
Deployed:[ARCH][[Hm1]] Cpt. Isane[BEE][VdVdVd1] Lt. Clyde[XENO][Vd.Vd.Vd2] Sgt. Conrad[SERP][Sa1] Cpl. Azure[XENO][P1-T1] PFC. Perturabo[SCRB][MMM1] Pvt. Ralin[C1] Pvt. Argent[XENO][[C2]] Adviser[E2]PriestTo Deploy:[S2]Pvt.LudinTo be Botted:[IRNSNL][P2-HT1]Mjr.GuntherTo be Withdrawn:[Hero][I1] Bilbo
>>23205020BLARGH, will have to be offline for at least 30 minutes. Transferring control to Cpt. Isane.
>>23205020Imma here, sorta.
Enemy phase is currently processing, when the result is posted it will be our action phase so please be ready.
I'm looking to make a come back hopefully. :)"Reporting for duty. Hopefully I can be of some use."
>>23205749Pleasure to speak to you private, I hope you remember the rules? Good luck, and try not to die too quick.
A FLAG IS DESTROYED ! REPAIR FP TO RESTORE BATTLEFIELD ORDER ! ACTION PHASE - TIME IS REDUCED DUE TO BATTLE CONFUSION ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOcI5p8zsxE
>Move 4NW>Overwatch quake.
Rolled 5>Shoot the eye on the hand to the north of me
Rolled 4, 5, 5, 3, 1, 6, 6, 7 = 37>Fire two bursts at snakes or hands on Guardian (take range penalties if needed), Reload>Pack up, move 3 ENE, plant Tulip flag and withdraw>OR if not possible, move SW to flag, withdraw (60xp to repurchase Ironclad upgrades)Squad Members:1 | Armor:3 | HP:12 | Move:3L | Act:6Rating:x4 | Range:6 | Damage:4 HVY | Ammo:2 | Str:+1-Double Move / Stealth in water.-Treat squad as single unit, losing 1/2 health reduces act by 1/3rd.Officer Buff: +2 HP
Rolled 2>>23206381>Move west onto the former mountain>Spell: Cage: Tap Earth array, ironclad array: Form a rock cage around the storm mage for capture
>>23206381> Fire 3 Rockets @ Guardian's snake head. [Left head, rockets into mouth]> Move 3 NW [to flag]>Resupply
Rolled 6, 8, 3, 7, 9, 3, 2, 6, 2, 9, 8 = 63>>23206381 >Fire 1 Smoke Grenade forward, covering advance >Move 5N >Fire 1 Smoke grenade 5N >Fire 2 Smoke Grenades NE and SE to obscure as much ground around the side of the Titan as possible >Reload 2 blast grenades >overwatch 4 crushing blast grenades against anything about to attack me. (especially giant hands coming down like the fist of god)"Alright Fumigators, drop the smokes!"
Rolled 4, 5, 2, 10, 1, 2, 5, 5, 3 = 37>Move up and stab the Ifframi attacking me N>Maintain 1scatter formation
Rolled 7, 8 = 15>>23206381> load crushing shell> fire at base of snakes> reload crushing shell> reload artilleryVehicle Upgrades:+2 DR+2 DamagePilot Upgrades+3 crew+3 vehicle rating2 repair per actionCommand Aura: +2 Heavy Damage[Mobile Fortress][Lockdown][Redundant Systems]
>Move with Ralin 5N, I formation 4 hexes 2-2-2-3 line>Overwatch rocket hammer strikes against other attacks
>>23206460Wee tag problem.
>>23206422Good job completely ignoring every single thing I've said.
Analogue Ph-Ph-hhhh SSSSSHHHHHHH !
ENEMY PHASE ! CLYDE ! CLYDE RESPOND !
ACTION PHASE ! EVADE EVADE !! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM6kZB2XBmI&NR=1&feature=endscreen X2
>Move 1N digging outside>Exit my Terran>Plant a flag >Go back into my Terran,>Dig right back under.>I think this should be allowed, if entering and exiting is a move action.
Rolled 10, 9, 10, 1, 2, 5, 3, 3, 2 = 45>>23207923>Charge 6NE with movement 3 + rocket jump>Nine rocket hammer strikes against the glowing charging rock hand.>Move 1S
>Fly-Run 12 back to rose flag near gateWell, that's a sign to fall back and regroup.
Rolled 8, 3, 6, 2, 1, 10 = 30>>23207923>Deploy from Perturabo's flag as revolver [[I]], move to Sleekfoot Stormage>5 actions into freeing it then MELEE ARREST, any of those 5 leftover use to doubletap DESTROY bullets at Guardian snake.>Move back to flag with Sleekfoot, withdraw both of us."Come with me if you want to live."Squad Members:1 | DR:2 | Armor:3 | HP:10.5 | Move:5L | Act:6Rating:x1 / x2 | Range:5+ | Damage:3.5 AP/Custom | Ammo:6 | Str:+1-Double Move / Stealth in water.-Treat squad as single unit, losing 1/2 health reduces act by 1/3rd.Officer Buff: +2 HP
>move 4 NE>go prone>camo
>>23207923"Holy shit!">Sprint E 3>Sprint NE 3>no actions due to sprint
Rolled 9>>23207923>Spell: Shatter: Tap Earth array, ironclad array: Target the glowing thing on the Guardian's hand, cause the stone around it to crack and shatter, releasing the stored up emergy
Rolled 8, 6, 4, 3, 7, 7, 6 = 41>>23207923>reload 1 smoke>reload 1 Blast>Move 5NE>1 Smoke as far NW as I can fire it, hopefully covering sleekfoot and perturbo's rise>fire all 5 blasts into base of remaining snake>Reload 2 Blasts>Fire 1 more blasts into base of snake.>Overwatch 1 blast onto the still living centaur in the smoke around me."You centaur chick, you hunker down and try not to die and you might survive this as a PoW got it? No funny stuff, or you're paste got it?"
>Move 1 N, 2 NW>Tap Earth arrays, and Water array>Create stone cannon tube, large spike ammunition>Launch from cannon using pressurized water from streamPlease let this get into the phase.
Rolled 6, 3, 9, 3 = 21> fire crushing shell at last snake> reload crushing shell> order artillery to fire on nearest handVehicle Upgrades:+2 DR+2 DamagePilot Upgrades+3 crew+3 vehicle rating 2 repair per actionCommand Aura: +2 Heavy Damage[Mobile Fortress][Lockdown][Redundant Systems]
Oh poor Greyhart.....
>>23208111((Gunther? Are you officially extending action phase then?))
>>23208131I haven't gotten to be useful for maybe a half dozen phases. :'(
>>23208232Don't worry about it, the shit hit the fan a little earlier than expected.
>>23208138Yeah, probably should have mentioned extending phase.
>>23208254No, I mean I literally haven't been able to get an action post in for maybe a half dozen phases.>>23208273SO I MIGHT ACTUALLY GET TO DO SOMETHING THIS PHASE? :D
>>23208344Well the only remaining earth array is being used by Adviser... and I don't see a water array?
>>23208376There are 2 earth arrays, and one in my suit. I only used 1 earth array and my suit array.
>>23208376>>23208405The water array was right by the water in the bottom left. I placed it who knows how long ago, nobody's used it since.
Rolled 10>>23208493Oh crap, I forgot to say what I was targeting! D:IronCommand, if you're allowing my actions, please make sure I target the nearest Guardian's-hand.Also, forgot roll. Sorry. ;_;
>>23208493ooooh, alright then.
>>23208510>Rolled 10WELP! Best hope your action doesn't get calculated this turn with a roll like that D8> that's a crit fail(for emphasis: It was Advisor's crit fail that put us in this situation)
>Reminder: Flag actions (placing one, withdrawing, resupplying, changing classes, platooning etc.) all immediately end your turn.
>>23208536A 9 isn't a crit fail, the Guardian was already underground and would have woken up eventually anyway. My spell was successful, but it just happened to use stone that was already part of the guardian.
> > >
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svRZz5t-6uUWith the accursed snakes levied from the guardian of storm rock - quiet winds roll through the hills once more ..." Good job Ragnyll 1, a path is cleared not an enemy has been reported for miles Ragnyll's 2 will rendezvous with you by morning. Command out "
Darn didn't get to kill a single thing. Might have to requisition some xp from someone if the next battle is gonna be tougher.
=As of today IH will undergo a rebalancing overhaul. EXP gains will be listed but try not to think about upgrades yet while these rules will finally be reconstructed ! [yay ]=
Not to brag Major, but I'm pretty sure I've saved you twice now in this here battle, it's been fun. Fighting giant monsters feels more right then a bunch of wee-looking iffram people...
Exp gain:1exp per PHASE survivedUnman mook: 1expIfframi Dragon Soldier: 3expGuardian Hand: 5exp each 1assistSnake Eyes: 5exp each 1assist
>>23210724Do I get to call assist exp for everyone I quaked on the way, and do I get something for the winning move?
>>23210724How many phases did this thread encompass? I think we ended the last thread on the third or fourth?
Spring of 657, Encampments were set up near the woods of Stormrock. After the Ragnyllian forces have successfully subdued an enraged Guardian word had begun to spread of these green-clad demons, returned from the land of the dead.Some people claim these to be the work of Valkyrie. The next day , the Dragon Army would make their move ...
>>23210809To reduce confusion, we're counting action and enemy phase. Images should be numbered and well documented to this effect.
>>23210809The trick is to look at the image filenames, we've had 15 phases total this mission.>>23210797I'll give you 10 of the xp I earned this mission, which leaves me with 16, unless arresting doesn't count.
>>23210797Tactical merits like this can be taken up with command.
>>23210864Very well voice in the sky.
>>23210871Technically I'm at Ragnyll command HQ. Not the sky.
XP: 15 phases : 15Assist on Castor : 1Blinded a hand : 5Previous: 2TOTAL: 23>awaiting rebalancing before spending.
>>23210891From the confined bowels of my death dealing earth submarine, a lot of voices are the sky, do take no offence, sir.
We heard the reports; these Skull Knights you speak of are awfully dangerous: 4exp.
XP10 phases: 10Assist on Castor: 1Assist on Snake head: 1Total: 12
>>23210944That makes 27, subtract 10 for Perturabo, leaves me with 17 plus whatever I've already got.As well, I'll be handling any prisoners we've acquired in addition to the sleekfoot I nabbed.
Ah well if command feels generous then I will not turn a blind eye, but I will take the captain's little gift and apply it to further good use. Alright now people drag all the corpses of this field. Command may wish to loot them and see if they have useful information.
>>23211188"Should we attempt to save any enemy wounded or finish them off?"
" they... they just defeated a guardian... I should warn the others ! Everyone else is going to reincarnate in Arthur's grasp... friends.. I am sorry "
>>23211218"What do you think?"
>>23211278Hey! Don't let that guy get away! Lieutenant! Major! Captain! Get him!
>>23211306"Apologies, sir. We've been a bit lost and are unaware of the current supply situation. If we're rationing... a quick end may be better for some of them."
>>23211278Never mind, at least the Captain got a live one here! Some sort of cat human hybrid, oddly frail looking. Seems like everything else is wounded however...we can hold them prisoner in my Terran until further notice.
"Gather the enemy wounded, I'll see what I can do." After the battle, the Adviser walks the battlefield healing what iffram he can find that is well enough to be saved.
>>23211353Th- THey's spotted me ! Wings , carry me ! Their lightning wands can't be that fast ! >Escapes
>>23211353I'm surprised you even know which end of the rifle the bullets come out of, with a shot like that...>>23211394Private, you'll be keeping that to yourself, I do /not/ want the Messenger knowing I took a prisoner.
>>23211472I can understand why ma'am, is it because it's one of theirs or a prisoner in general?
>>23211501"It's because she suspects that the iffram are not being entirely truthful with us. As she should, things are never as they seem in Iffram."
>>23211432"Copy that, we'll handle the stretchers."
All units, as of this moment "Adviser's" Ironclad will be transferred over to Lt. Clyde until such a time that I deem fit.
After a long hours work helping Priest, all of the bodies who could not be saved by conventional medical science were dumped in an orderly fashion, a nice but small grave dug out for each of them."Sorry boys and girls...but this is war, and we need these things. Think of this as a fair trade?" he'd say to himself, a grim mask on his face while he'd push the stripped bodies 1 by 1 on the holes, finishing with the rocky remains of the skull knight. Odd that such weapons can pose so many problems compared to conventional weaponry. Anyway, if we melt some of these we could have some spare supplies...but you...." he grabs the enemy commander's axe and fixes it to his waist. "I'm keeping you as a trophy."
>>23212082>15 phases>1 hand assist>20 exp stored"That guy said somethin' about people reincarnating under Arthur's control. That usual?"
>>23211926"That ironclad is not Helghast property, it was made using supplies from my fellow comrades from Hel.Major Gunther, I'd like you to reconsider."
>>23212459Also, how all encompassing are these changes gonna be? Are we talking "all the classes have their stats modified to the point where there will be entirely new class sheets for all the factions" or what?
Looks like I lived through 10 phases, and I put down two arrays, but only one was used to assist in destruction. So, 11 exp?
>>23211926>>23212719Overruled, Isane. You don't just hand around a guy's vehicle like that. Adviser can keep his ironclad unless there's a very good reason why he shouldn't. Besides, I'm sure the engineers can build Clyde a new ironclad.
>>23213214I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate me disobeying a direct order, and if I did I don't exactly get to go crying to daddy if I get disciplined for it do I? Perhaps you should actually be around to lead us more instead of shoveling it all on me, eh?
>>23213509I admit that several personal and professional factors are preventing me from commanding the unit like I used to, but I'm getting tired of your borderline insubordination and finger pointing. Take a break and cool off.
NEW RAGNYLL UPGRADE RULES ! Class upgrades - 6, unique to each class, numerical stats only except ACT*Aspect upgrades - 3, follows each class, qualitative, fits animal loosely-Numerical aspect bonuses are now available as class upgradesDemihuman upgrades - 3, follows each class, qualitative, fits loosely creature typeCO Aura - 1, tied to class, army ranking pre-req.============== Act Rule:Acts are no longer upgradeable as a class stat. And since it is a numerical stat, cannot be upgraded through Aspect. Acts also cannot be conferred through Command Aura. Indeed the only circumstances in which Act may increase is through personnel acquisition, changing classes, some aspects that confer it, and weapon load outs that re-configure act. Class Rule: Every class can have 6 upgrades that are numerical in nature. These do not transfer between classes. Each upgrade costs 10 xp. Act cannot be upgraded. Any upgrade purchased this way takes up one of the 6 slots available to that class. Command Auras:These upgrades can be upgraded again [10exp] to make them Command auras that will confer these upgrades to units of lower rank. Command Auras may be improved by upgrading a personal upgrade of a similar type once again .CAs can only affect Infantry, Armor, Weapon Type, or Class type depending on the nature of the CA. Units must be of lower rank.Aspect Changes:Once you purchase an aspect their base upgrades can now be an upgradeable stat that counts as a class upgrade. ========= Aspects will be reworked tommorrow to reflect these changes : D
-Units with +Act as an upgrade may get a refund of 10exp. - Those whose builds are completely compromised because of these rule changes may make their case below and refund their whole character.
>>23214819>Taking refund of 50 xp for my +1 Act, +1 Rating (Heavy Automatics), +1 Range (Heavy Automatics), and +2 HP Command Aura. [All upgrades for [H] class]>Since we never received mission complete XP for a few missions, I'm just going to safely assume I have 150 xp, + the 50 xp refund.>Purchase for [H], +1 Squad member, +1 Rating, +1 Range. 170xp remains.Current states are now:[H] Upgrades:+2 Squad Members+2 HP+1 Rating+1 RangeSquad Members:1 | DR:2 | Armor:3 | HP:16 | Move:5L | Act:4Rating:x4 | Range:6 | Damage:4 AP | Ammo:2 | Str:+1-Double Move / Stealth in water.-Treat squad as single unit, losing 1/2 health reduces act by 1/3.Command, would format would you prefer to make processing easier? And if any of this is incorrect please inform me.
>>23215319I thought you were nixing archerfish.On that note how would your second aspect upgrade function now that you have new squaddies...
>>23215406The exact same way it functioned when I had my first new squad mate.
>>23215427Your 2nd aspect upgrade will not be compatible with the new rules changes. Disapprove for now.Your options are to liquidate your aspects and your upgrade for 40 exp. Or get reassigned a replacement 2nd aspect that follows closely to the spirit of the new rulings.
>>23215490 A third option exists where you wait tomorrow for me to think on it.
>>23215531How does this effect my aspect upgrades:1) Corpse Stealth: Stealth is automatically achieved (no actions or movement required) when occupying a Hex containing the remains of a unit (infantry or armor).2) (new one) Beetloid Readiness: Autoreload at the end of each phase. Must declare what is being reloaded if applicable2[alternate]) Fumigation: New Ammo Option: Poison Smoke. Acts as poison, but inflicts 1 wound per phase to any units remaining inside of it.2[alternate2]) Dung Beetle's Building: Once per battle, construct shelters that absorb all damage (bar destroy) until the following action phase.3) Scarab's Jaws: All explosive weaponry is now Destroy damage (Covers grenades, blast grenades, bombs, bazookas/missile launchers, rolos, and Heavy Rains, as well as any future "bomb" type weapons dependent upon explosive or incendiary properties).
>>23215876Also, as it stands, I tentatively have >+10xpfrom refunded act boostand possible>+20xpfrom a refund of scarab depending on how things play out.giving me a new total of spending xp of between 30 and 50xp depending on how things play out.
Envenomed: Attacks deal acidic damageSlither: Being prone automatically counts as camo and movement restrictions are lifted. Jumping is still disabled.Leftover XP: 3
Cool hope to see more soon.