So it turns out pandora radio considers Sabaton to be like dubstep. I'm not sure if that's entirely accurate on their part, but I can't bring myself to worry too much, haha. anyway. Archives here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%201989and there's a character sheet here- if you want to skip an archive binge, this will get you up to speed for the most part. it's mostly up to date. http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1++You're not entirely sure that another man wouldn't love to be in your position right about now. When you think about it, it is kind of enviable. After all, you're a decorated war hero, you're surrounded by beautiful females, and you drive the hottest piece of military hardware in the world. You've got at least one Russian woman madly in love with you, and she's not too bad looking either. After all, look at her. Long black hair streaming in the wind, body of a model, and the most intense blue eyes you've ever seen. Really, you're pretty sure that the vast majority of American males would kill to be in your boots right now. Of course, that fact that that same Russian beauty is totally insane and attempting to fill your jet full of holes in an effort to 'prove' her 'worth' to you is kind of off-putting. Well, that and the fact that's she's all but sworn to kill every other member of your squadron. That's probably a point of contention in any future relationship as well. 1/2
Grunting, you dance your fighter away from her stream of tracers again, narrowly avoiding them. She's improved- or she's not playing around anymore. But, on the good side, she's completely focused on you- your allies tearing hers to shreds around you two seems of no concern to her at all. However, she's also good enough that if you don't keep her busy, she'll probably destroy the majority of this force. It kind of leaves you in a bind. “My love, what is wrong?” She asks. “You have not even tried to attack me. Have I displeased you?” Her voice sounds... well, confused. “Perhaps I am not trying hard enough? I did think that maybe my darling would need some time to prepare himself, but maybe I have made a mistake? I am sorry if I have offended you! Forgive me my love!” She practically wails, while redoubling her efforts to swat you from the sky. You roll over one shot, diving quickly under the other, careening through the sky in an effort to lose the witch firmly glued to your six. There's no clouds, not today, and you don't dare call in help- she'd rip them apart. Girl is good, you'll admit that.  Take her in over the mountains! There's terrain there, and you know how to fight in the weeds! Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight!  Pull her out over the fleet. Let's see how she likes SAM coverage.  Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!
>>24018924[x] Pull her out over the fleet. Let's see how she likes SAM coverage. [x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!
>>24018924>[x] Take her in over the mountains! There's terrain there, and you know how to fight in the weeds!lets dance with the angels
>>24018924> Take her in over the mountains! There's terrain there, and you know how to fight in the weeds!going guerrilla in plane?whynot.jpeg
>>24018924>[x] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! >[x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!Best time of the week Woo!
>>24018924> Take her in over the mountains! There's terrain there, and you know how to fight in the weeds!"Come my darling let us dance"
>>24018924> Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!Keep up.
Y'all do realize that fighting in the weeds gives her even more of an advantage and will probably end up with us dead?
 Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!I doubt we can outmaneuver her in terrain and the fleet would need to be able to detect her to begin with.Which reminds me: is our sensor tuning able to detect her?
>>24018924> Pull her out over the fleet. Let's see how she likes SAM coverage. > Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!
straight to the mountains
>>24018924[x] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight![x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!
>>24018924[X] Pull her out over the fleet. Let's see how she likes SAM coverage.Let's see how she dogfights while dodging Sea Sparrows.
>>24019153Stealth witch remember dude? they aren't gonna be able to get a lock. Though I suppose if they turned their sets up all the way the could turn her extra crispy.
>>24018924[x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield![x] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! If we transmit openly that this airspace is too crowded for our liking, and we're going out to sea, that will fold into Katryna's twisted sense of heroics, and it let's our squadron know what we're trying to do so that if we do get in trouble, they can come bail us out.
>>24018924 Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!"Come, my dear, and let me show you why they named me 'Warhound'."
>>24019180>turn her extra crispy.Really Hungry now.
Things that Crazy Russian likes:Being aloneUs trying to kill her.Things Crazy Russian dislikes:OthersUs not trying to kill herTherefore: Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight!  Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!
>>24018924>[X] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!>[X] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight!
>>24019204Konstantina might prefer the new "Revenant" callsign.
Op do you have miss crazy's pic?
>>24019251I still picture her resembling Deculture's Kharn the Betrayer.
>>24019252You chose two opposites.
>>24019272Apparently close. Needs intense blue eyes and regular arms though.
>>24019274Shit, I meant to vote for:[x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!
>>24019274I think he's trying to say one or the other.
>>24018924> Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!Bad idea to get into a low-level fight with a witch. We might be able to outrun her, especially at altitude, but she'll win a turning fight. If we can get above her and dive, though...
>>24019308We'll be on top and I am sure she'll be more of a fight then a Bull.
Now that Merlin's fought her stealth once before, can she pierce through it?If not, we'll probably need her concentrating on defense and shields if the sensor can't lock on.
>>24018924[x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield![x] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! The weeds would be death, and she's REALY hard for the fleet to see, let alone try to shoot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_AdxJWFUh4what we need is the turbo cat
Well, it seems like our job for the rest of the war is distracting the Soviet super aces while our wingmen get shit done.
>>24019381She says she has a countermeasure for it, but it hasn't been tested yet.
>>24019404Well it's time for that test.
>>24019389until they team up...
>>24019404>The appropriate countermeasure
>>24019427That Son of A Russian Whore will die by the end of this quest.
>>24019427We should recruit that one Jap pilot who managed to shake off the Vampire in a goddamn F-14J. Imagine what he could do in a Wyvern-tier plane.
>>24019427SHE DIES! NOW!
>>24019474That's actually a great idea
>>24018924[X] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! [X] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield!"Hey, Konnie: what do you say we take this somewhere more private??"
>>24019474>>24019515We should screen pilots while we're in the US. Anyone who can last five minutes against Frank, the twins or one of the Witches gets put in a special squadron of kickass mofo's.
>>24019474We need that Jap pilot and the Saudi gunner from Tankers '89 to team up and together they will defeat the Red Meance. When at the same time communicating with Gestures as they don't know what the other is saying.
>>24019461>just as you are about to finish her the radar fills with missiles
>>24019561Do it at Top Gun. I think Adm. Nixon would approve.
>>24019602vampire is the russian merlin
are we dead?
[x] Drag her out to sea! Get her away from the fight! [x] Climb! Let's get her up high, where she needs a pressure shield! You honk your fighter in a brutal break turn, ramming the throttle forward to the stops and feeling your big jets howl, hundreds of pounds of fuel dumped into them in an instant. The sudden acceleration gains you some much-needed distance- breathing room. “My love, why do you flee? Am I so little of a challenge?” Konstantina asks, sounding hurt. “Hardly.” You respond. “But this isn't an appropriate place for us to dance, is it?” That quiets her down, at least- and she stops shooting, too- folding, almost, into a very loose formation. It isn't, of course, and you're still forced to go defensive as soon as you're feet wet- her tracers announcing more than anything else that your temporary truce is at an end. You point your nose skyward, riding the afterburner plumes like a shuttle orbiter- though, unlike a shuttle orbiter, you don't have the energy or fuel to get into space. You level off at about angels sixty- high enough that you and Merlin both can feel the chill start creeping in. Many things a fighter may be, well insulated is not one of them. 1/2
She's on you again before you know it, a pair of slashing dives, aimed at making you drop lower. Fortunately, up here, your wings count for as much as her sparkles- she's got to expend more effort to stay aloft than your jet, and it works in your favor, allowing you to cut a few tighter turns than she expected. You turn inside one- shield flashing as a few errant rounds from her SMG almost find their mark. “Tch.” She chides. “The little harlot. I almost forgot about her, my love. Still, it does make this far more interesting, da?” Merlin's shield flashes again, intercepting another few rounds- a high deflection shot you didn't think she'd be able to connect with. “Frank, I don't know how much more of that I can stop...” Merlin says, sounding tired. “Perhaps I will not kill you, little whore.” Konstantina says, almost conversationally. You've managed to shake her off, but she's dropped below you, somewhere. “My love seems to be tolerant of you, so perhaps I should be as well, no? Perhaps I will allow you to visit sometimes!”“Frank, I... I think I can track her, but if I try, I can't shield us.” Merlin says, her voice hesitant. “W-we tried to set up a buffer so it doesn't hurt as bad if we get hit, but...” She trails off.  “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.” “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”
>>24019991[X] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”
>>24019991[x] “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”Better that she stop the bullets; even though she said she might spare Merlin, I expect her to aim for the cockpit right at Merlin.
>>24019991>[x] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”
>>24019991> “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”
 “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”
I am just glad this bitch does not have a sword of some kind
>>24019991>[x] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”Situational awareness is EVERYTHING in a dogfight. Plus this means we can start using missiles on her.
Even if we can see her, that doesn't mean we can avoid her shots, since she can twist, turn, and effectively shoot in a complete 360-degree sphere from wherever she is.
>>24019991>[X] “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”Pride comes before a fall + safety first
>>24020110what I would not give for a phaser banks from star trek about now
>>24020110Never overestimate yourself. Saying she won't touch us is just setting us up for doom.
>>24019991>[x] Let Merlin choose.Let's see what she is comfortable with.
>>24019991[x] Let Merlin choose.If she can't then.[x] “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”
>>24019991 “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”
>>24020088That holds for conventional dogfights, but what about against a Witch that doesn't need to generate good attack angles on a target in order to shoot, because her weapon is not a static forward-facing gun?
>>24019991[x] “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”
>>24019991[X] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”Worse comes to worse we dive.
>>24019991>[x] “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”Not getting shot should be the priority
>>24019991> “Don't worry about it, we're in visual contact up here. Focus on the plane.”
say....this would be a good time to call for H.E.L.P!
>>24020578Any help we call in would be immediately destroyed by Miss Stalin
>>24020578What?We came up here specifically to keep Stalin away from the other members of our squadron because if they were here she would destroy them in a jealous rage. As good as they are, she's still a super-witch that we can only match because we're in a super-plane with a witch that's synergizing with us to push the plane to its absolute limits.
>>24020611>>24020654Not him, but I think our squadron all tag teaming her would be a bit much even for her. Not that we can do that at the moment.
>>24019991[x] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”Merlin can't hold out much longer anyway and with our missiles in play this becomes a way more even playing field
>>24020684Actually, multiple fighters dogpiling on a single tends to end badly for the side with the numbers.
>>24020732But we have Witches and they're a bit different. Multiple engagements from multiple angles and they can dodge better and shoot from all sides.
>>24020793That still doesn't change the fact that you're drastically increasing chances of friendly fire and midair collision, especially since Witches HAVE to fight up close. Stalin Jr. doesn't have to worry about any of that and can just go balls crazy on anybody she sees.
>>24020684We'd end up losing people.
[x] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”Situational awareness is everything in a dogfight. Your instructors hammered that into your brain- and it's backed by reams and reams of combat reports and data painstakingly gleaned from the last half century of aerial warfare. Some guys used to budget it like fuel- run out, lose track of the fight, and it's time to leave. Of course, conventional wisdom also has forever held that the only counter to a witch is another witch, and any steelwing stupid enough to tangle with one deserves to go down in flames and smoke. So, sometimes, you kind of cast doubt on conventional wisdom. “Do it Merlin. If you can track her, I won't let her touch us.” You say, rolling inverted long enough to check below you, and thanking your gods Konstantina prefers strikers painted a high gloss black. Your center MFD lights up seconds later, an image only Merlin could cobble together in such a short time in the middle of combat. It's a composite sensor image- radar, and the Tesla sensors, both enhanced by her sparkles- one, a blue hound's head- shows you, while a red star with height, heading, velocity, and altitude tracks your opponent. She's off about a half mile out to your ten, way, way low- almost sea level. How she can't see you is almost- You stop that thought, realizing, belatedly, you're in the sun. She can't see you because of the glare. As if in confirmation, she calls across the radio, jokingly, but with a definite undercurrent of fear.“My love, that is an interesting trick! Tell me, how did you learn to disappear? Or is your little follower to blame for this?” She asks. “Regardless, you cannot hide from me, darling. We were not done dancing yet!”  Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.  Throw an Agile or six at her! We’ve seen they can hit her, and her time to react won't be that long!
>>24020899>[X] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQAmvKMGUko
>>24020899[x] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns. We brought these gunpods with us for a reason.
>>24020899>you're in the sunSometimes all you need is the oldest trick in the book.
>>24020899[x] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns. We have height advantage. That's the perfect time to use those GAUs. Then we can eject them once ammo is expended to lower our weight.
>>24020899 Throw an Agile or six at her! We’ve seen they can hit her, and her time to react won't be that long!If the come blazing out of the sun at supersonic speeds, they may hit her before she can evade.
>>24020899[X] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRQKnhv38Ys
>>24020899[X] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.I was waiting for this.
GIVE HER ALL THE DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA!
>>24020899All the guns
>>24020964You don't take chances with a stealthwitch. As they've proven in Kosovo, guns don't give a shit about how fancy your stealth is.
>>24020899>MFW superwitch fooled by the oldest trick in the book
>[ ]BothAgiles for the lead with us coming down screaming GAU greetings.
>>24020899>Fronk's face right now
>>24020899> Throw an Agile or six at her! We’ve seen they can hit her, and her time to react won't be that long!Kill the bitch.>>24020986That was a SA-3 I think.
>>24021003and now she becomes swiss cheese!
>>24020899> Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.bounce.jpeg
>>24020899PRAISE THE SUN!
>>24020899[x] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns. Followed by[x] Throw an Agile or six at her! We’ve seen they can hit her, and her time to react won't be that long!This bitch will take a lot of killing, so why limit ourselves?
>>24020899Can we do both?
>>24021035I miss our crazy pilot
>>24021064Because we all know that if we try to overkill her that the CFA-44 will railgun/missile spam us to death.
>>24021064Give her ALL the Dallas.
>>24021109I would not be shocked if it did come to save her
>>24020899We really really need to start talking to her.Tell her we got her letter. Ask her if she has a mailing address.
>>24021109And if she dies so does our fan mail!
>>24019991[X] “Do it Merlin. If I can see where she is, she can't touch us.”We'll need to conserve Merlin's power or she just even more worn out.
>>24021119After we fill her with holes.
>>24021119I say we do that if she survives and retreats. When we get a free moment after the mission, Fronk should write her back.
>>24020899>[X] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.Channel our spiritual liege
>>24020899[x] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns.
>>24021119We can send her all the mail she wants when she's recuperating in the ICU in the middle of a CIA blacksite.
>>24020899[X] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns. At best this will confirm the kill or could just knock her out into the ocean where she will swim to us.
>>24021189You're kidding. ONI asked us to write her back so she can keep giving us intel through her letters.
>>24021100good ol times
>>24021204good news then...he said he will be back for "season two" by the end of spring/early summer
searching trough the chieve gave me this. how appropriate
>>24021217The story of Young was concluded?
>>24021202Maybe they can use the letters to bribe her into giving out info.It would be SO funny (and horrifying) if they convince her to defect on the condition that she gets to join our unit. It wounds like the kind of dick move the CIA would do, too.
>>24020899FIRE ALL THE GUNS"Oh disappearing is quite simple. all you have to do is Not Be Seen
>>24021240No they'd promise her our seed.
>>24021240I already told you guys! The last thread will be us attacking Moscow with an entire wing of converted Soviet Witches!
>>24021278again I am thinking she is a bastard clone child of young.
>>24021278Fronk the cum factory.This scares me more than I thought it would.
>>24020899ALL THE GUNS"Magicians never reveal their tricks. Also, command gave me permission to return your letters, do you have a mailing address?">Dive"oh, and check your six"
>>24021306He's going to have his own children of the trough.
>>24021311Don't mention command.Just say we'll send her a reply somehow.
>>24021240>on the condition that she gets to join our unit...on the upside we could tell her to not kill little sister and honorary little sister?
>>24021299Singing the Star-Spangled Banner.>>24021306We have been saying Nixon is our pimp and he will say "I'm not a crook!"
>>24021320>The trough is filled with Fronk's seedMotherofgod, they're milking him nonstop
>>24021326Why would you let her know that our little sister even EXISTS?
>>24021354well, if she serves with us we can offer her a screw once per saving our sister's life from enemy fire, disqualified if she purposefully puts her in danger
>>24021367Not a DQ, instead if she fucks up like that or tries to cheat we screw Katya in front of her and she has to watch.
>>24021386What about Ice?
>>24021448Katya is the True route.
>>24021469The true route is romancing the sky itself.
>>24021416What about her?I kid, she can share Fronk with Katya, it'll make crazybitch's punishments better.
>>24021469Cease your filthy lies heretic!
>>24021483True route is Nixon. You heard it here first folks.
It's almost comforting to see people being routefag idiots.
>>24021505>NixonBeing our Pimp.>>24021483>>24021491Search your hearts, you know it to be true.
>>24021507I don't think anyone's being serious.On that note, we should set Merlin up with our sister.
>>24021535I..... see no problems with this. merlin is good people
>>24021569Nah. Actual little sisterxMav.
>>24021569you're assuming they're gay or Bi. Merlin so far has provern herself Het/Frank-sexual.
Not on board with the stupid semen tank idea but... well Stalinka might just be a defection risk if what katya's inferrence is what is actually true. Poor little test tube witch. Notice she has shit for wingmates. Probably isolated from them and has no contact. We keep it civil with her, and maintain letter based contact. Handle it all Mr. Rogers style, we might just be able to flip her. It would take a lot of effort though.
>>24021584She's only sexually attracted to the flight jacket and the tech.
>>24021610we said we would be sending her beach shots of us just to tease her
>>24021613You forgot the cake.
>>24021646That's not Mr. Rogers style at all.
>>24021613she's shy and she's no frosted/cream filled cupcake.
[x] Dive. Dive, hit your burners, and use the guns. All the guns. For some reason, old country music starts playing in your head as you roll inverted, thumbing your weapons selector switch to guns- then quickly remembering the gunpods aren't linked to that group. “Merlin, can you group the gunpods and the internals real fast?” You ask calmly, screaming towards the ocean at close to mach one. “Done.” Merlin says after a second. A feral grin splits your lips beneath your mask as you dive. “My love, where did you go?” Konstantina asks, right as the your sights flashe over- at this height, with this angle, and at this speed, she's in range. “Right here, darling.” You respond, thumbing the trigger. Two 25mm guns and two 30mm guns roar, rocking your aircraft under their combined recoil. Hundreds of rounds fill the air in front of you, an expanding wall of lead, high explosive, and depleted uranium. 1/2
To her eternal credit, Konstantina doesn't hesistate, jerking herself sideways almost the same instant you hit the trigger. Her shield flashes once, twice, then lights up and stays lit as she fills your gunsight- absorbing enough punishment, by now, to kill any two others, you think. Her return fire forces you off with a pair of grazing hits- Merlin yelps, but you didn't hear the distinctive tick of a round puncturing your jet, and you broke off the second Konstantina flipped over- You remember what Viper did back over the desert, months ago. “My love is demanding!” She exclaims over the radio. “Darling, you must slow down. I do not know If I can keep up!” Guns aside, you have the advantage- she can't stop, you'd ram her if she did, and she seems like she's too tired to break hard enough to shake you, though you don't seem to remember the Wyvern wanting to turn quite this hard before. The roles reversed, you're close to ending it. You dump the now empty gunpods, the sudden loss of weight hardly affecting your aircraft- but every little bit matters, especially now. “Frank! You've got leakers! Six bandits, angels twenty! Break off and head north!” Ice cuts across your radio, right as you get an attack solution.  “Nuts to that, I've got her cold. Three more seconds and she's gone.” “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”
>>24021746> “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Didn't we promise not to do the whole hero thing?
>>24021746> “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”"Good fight stalinka, do you have a mailing address? I'll write to you by hook or by crook."
>>24021746>[X] “Nuts to that, I've got her cold. Three more seconds and she's gone.”Finish the fight
>>24021746[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Damn. We almost had her.
>>24021746[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”
>>24021790sumthing like this
>>24021746[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”
>>24021746[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”"Another time, Konnie. Keep an eye on your mailbox for a reply to your letter."
>>24021746>[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Follow dem orders.
>>24021746>[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Another cardinal rule of dogfighting is not to tunnel vision your target. No use downing her if we get killed ourselves.But lets fire off a couple agiles anyways before we break off.
>>24021746>[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”>>24021790This.
>>24021746Ice, you lovely worrywart. “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”If you only keep looking at fronk, you are gonna get shot down.
>>24021746> “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Looks like we'll have to dance another time ...
>>24021746Ask Merlin what to do?
>>24021746Fall back. No reason to waste more time ang glory hogging.
>>24021746[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”I second the "Drop an agile or three as we break off"
>>24021746[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”quicky light off an agile or two and then lets get those leakers.
>>24021746>[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Seconding giving her some parting words.
>>24021746> “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”"'Fraid I have to split darlin, got an address I can write ya at?"in our best "Fucking American Cowboys" accent
>>24021746>though you don't seem to remember the Wyvern wanting to turn quite this hard before.
>>24021850>giving her some parting words'Fox two'
did tanks die?
>>24021926IIRC, Mouse is on active duty or something.
>>24021905VTEC just kicked in.
>>24021746>[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”>[X]Let off some agiles at her as we leave"Honey?""Yes, my American darling?""Fox two"
>>24021957No, the 5th.
>>24021746[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”[X]Light off a pair of agiles at her as we leaveI like this idea.
>>24021746[X] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”"Sorry to cut this short, Konstantina, but duty calls. Start looking for a reply to your letter within the next week or so."
>>24022000Did he change it?
>>24022019irc says so
>>24021960Merlin better make 'em count.That bitch's been a shadow over our clear sky for too long. She needs to get out of here.
>>24022046Ah, thought it said the 6th last week, even better!
>>24021746[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”Let's not do stupid things.
>>24021856This, to somewhat troll her.
>>24022486I love SAKO
[x] “Understood, Ma'am. Hold onto yer butt Merlin, we're outta here!”You would have had her. It's really the only consolation you can give yourself as you break left and away from her, lobbing a pair of agiles as you do so- maybe you'll get lucky. The tracers and pair of explosions far, far too early signal that no, you won't. “We’ll have to continue this some other time, 'darlin.” You drawl. “I'll be sure to write ya.” “It is unkind to tease me, my love.” She responds, sounding tired herself. “I can understand that I may have earned it by calling for help and I will bear it, but it is unkind.”“Nah, no 'kiddin. Give it about a week, alright?” You say, looking for the hostile fighters- six bandits isn't anything you couldn't handle, but you'd rather they didn't get the drop on you. You streak to the north- towards the burning city. Imperial Japanese Marines, backed by a few USMC companies, have assaulted it, driving the Chinese forces out. Still, despite total air superiority, heavy close air support, naval gunfire, and attack helos, losses look to be high, and parts of the city are in ruins- despite the relative lightness of the fighting there.1/2
>>24022546All mem of wealth and taste love SAKO.
“F-frank?” Merlin says, her voice practically a whisper. “Throttle back and don't go above seventy five percent, ok? The engines won't handle it.”You do so, looking down at your boards in surprise. You didn't take a hit- just those two glancing ones- but your engines are both showing a few faults- one of them's giving your a compressor warning, and the other seems to be struggling to match it's setting. A few of your flaps are out, and your wing sweep is shot- your wings are locked in the out position. “Merlin, what happened?” You ask, surprised and a bit confused. “We pushed the plane too hard, Frank.” She says. “We'd have flown the old tomcat apart by now.”“Frank, do you need an escort?” Ice asks over the radio. “We're clear here. The IJNAF's got the airspace. I can detach someone to fly your wing home.”An escort might be nice if you develop trouble, but at the same time the witches have to be low on sparkles, and the twins are probably as low on fuel- if not more so.  “Yeah, send someone back.” “We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.”
>>24022649[x] “Yeah, send someone back.”
>>24022649we can limp back
>>24022649>[X] “We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.”Lady Stalin might be following us
>>24022649[x] “Yeah, send someone back.”Better safe than sorry.
[x] “Yeah, send someone back.”
>>24022649god damn it we are going amuro ray on our poor bird.....
>>24022649[X] “Yeah, send someone back.”"I've got a few problems with the engines and flaps, boss. An escort would be nice if someone in the squad has the fuel or sparkles to spare."
>>24022697can we get magnetic coating for our plane?
>>24022649> "Yeah, send someone back."Katya's our wingwitch and she's the best endurance flyer in the squadron. She's the logical choice.
>>24022649[X] “We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.”It's been a long fight. Let's not stress out our witches any more than we have to. Also did we get Konstantina's address?
>>24022649[x] "Yeah, send someone back. Apparently I'm too good for even the best the world has to offer."
>>24022649> “We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.”
>>24022649>[x] “Yeah, send someone back.”Better safe then sorry.>“We pushed the plane too hard, Frank.” She says. “We'd have flown the old tomcat apart by now.”Upgrade soon, for our birds can't handle our Gnome.
>>24022649>[x] “Yeah, send someone back.”We could use it.
>>24022649> “Yeah, send someone back.”Don't take chances.
>>24022649>[X] “We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.”The invincible winner doesn't need help. Let any assistance go to lesser souls.
>>24022649>[x] We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.If we really start to have trouble, we can Push to Jett.
>>24022649[X] yeah send someone back.Looks like they got their stress test.
>>24022649 “Yeah, send Katya back, I'm a bit busted up.”
>>24022649Doesn't Katya have good endurance? And it's be just our luck if someone snuck up on us.
>>24022649> “Yeah, send someone back.”
>>24022649[x] we can limp backWe're fine
Send someone back.
>>24022649[X] “Yeah, send someone back.”Bring Katya in, can't be too careful and it's not going to tax her that much she's got more endurance than something with a lot of endurance, I'm not good at metaphors.
>>24022790she did go from Afghanistan to Japan in one hop so I'd say yeah.
>>24022796Considering our engines are one step away from falling apart, no we're not.
>>24022742>Upgrade soon, for our birds can't handle our Gnome.Nah, we were just being a fuckwit pursuing a kill to the detriment of our aircraft. Just like a guy named "Warhound" would be liable to do. They have stated mechanical limits for a reason. You don't need to be a gnome to exceed them, just an idiot.
>>24022758Pushing the jet is what GOT us in this situation.
>>24022907Not "push the jet"."Push TO Jett". The emergency payload jettison button. That's how it's labeled in some aircraft.
>>24022884You seem extremely tsun-tsun. Face it, we've proven time and time again to be the bestthe bestthe best in the world.
>>24022884If we hadn't she'd have killed us.
>>24022946so we are the CM Punk of steelwings?
>>24022649>Send us an escort, but only if ya'll got some sparklies left
>>24023053>A Pompous shitbird.More like>Callsign Revenant.>With the Tomcat in our ribs we will be dented iron later on.>Nice guy despite reputation.GONG.
>>24023053>Kurt Angle>not the StingerLELhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl3JTGJgX60
>>24023130>implying pro wrestling isn't totally /tg/Dude, they're LARPers. They are grown men LARPing in front of millions (and millions) of fans.
>>24023130VGCW's were just on. I suspect more than a few folks have a wrasslin' bent to them.
>>24022649[X] “We can limp back just fine. Don't worry about it.”The proper way to return after failing to kill.
>>24022758>>24022945But we aren't IN a VF-0.Although at this point that really is the only place to go for the next upgrade.Actually, a Variable Fighter would theoretically let a Steelwing out-Witch a Witch.
Can we even trust the Chinese tech anymore?
>>24023422Chinese technology or Chinese technician(Do we even know a Chinese technician)?
>>24023422Planes are one of the few things left still made in the USA.
>>24023460Isn't the bird we're flying Chinese?
>>24023506No. What gave you that idea?
I wonder where that GhostVision went.
>>24023532My poor reading comprehension during the selection process.
>>24023506>>24023532FYI, China Lake isn't actually in China.
>>24023288muh battleoid modes.
>>24023639Need more melanin.
>>24023639If you had to choose between a Northrop Grumman/Stonewell/Shinnakasu VF-0 Phoenix, and a Sukhoi/Israel Aircraft Industries/Dornier SV-51, which would you take?
>>24023745The VF-0 because macross zero sucked
>>24023745The Tesla Industries, Mars Tech, Avro XF178
>>24023782I wouldn't say it SUCKED, it just wasn't up to par for a Macross series. But the SV-51 was still sexy as all hell.Also, dat Tomcat awesomeness in the first episode."Oh, you've got a cutting edge VF? I have a Tomcat and balls of steel. I got into your saddle, bitch. What now?" And then the Russkie slut cheated, like the dirty whore she is.
[x] “Yeah, send someone back.”You look back down at your MFD, and tally up the damage. It's all stress damage- but some of it is pretty scary. Hairline fractures in some of your skeletal components are probably the most worrisome, though the engines are kind of scaring you too. Now that Merlin's mentioned it, your number two is whining a lot more than it should be- that high pitched, teeth vibrating kind of whine that drives a person crazy slowly. Reluctantly, you drop it back to half throttle, then down further to a very slow cruising speed as you cross the Bungo channel and Katya joins up on you, looking much better for wear than you. She slowly slides around your aircraft, shaking her head as she looks back at your canopy. “I do not know how you did it.” She says. “We were able to see the contrails. That was... She is very good. How you managed to defeat her is...” “I didn't defeat her.” You correct. “We both broke off. I put rounds into her shield, she did the same to us.” “She would have been your kill if she had not had help breaking away.” Katya says, insistently. You don't respond, though Katya starts humming Katyusha, a faint smile playing about her lips. You thank all the various gods when the airbase slides into view- and let go of a breath you didn't know you were holding when your wheels finally kiss the pavement. You park your bird on the tarmac, dismounting with some help from a pair of Marines- your legs are weak after that, barely wanting to work. Now that the adrenaline has left your system, all you really want is a long, hot bath and a warm bed. 1/2
>>24023745Better question is this:YF-19, YF-21, or X-9?
A third marine carries Merlin, who's dozing fitfully, her helmeted head tucked against his body armor. He grins when you look back over your shoulder at him. “Got one back home just like her, sir. Maybe a year or two younger. Little girls never wanna admit it, but they never outgrow their daddies, you know?” He says, quietly. Katya joins your group, looking first at the gunnery Sargent carrying Merlin, then at the two marines supporting you. She moves in along your left side- your wounded side- and takes the lance corporal’s place, her magic clearly not exhausted yet. The five of you find an air force HMMVW- parked near a trio of C-5 aircraft, all busily offloading pallets of equipment and supplies. Something tells you that one of those will be taking your fighter home. The marines quickly commandeer the vehicle, and you thankfully accept the ride, being far too tired to walk. Slider steps out of the house when you pull up. “Holy shit.” The gunnery Sargent says, laughing as he exits the humvee. “Little Rachel Kerner. How ya doin kiddo?”Slider's eyes narrow for a second. “Wayne?” The marine laughs again. “How's yer mom?” Slider responds with one of her patented bone-crushing hugs. “Easy kid!” he laughs. “I just turned up this guy and he was wearing your unit patch, so I figured he was one of yers.”Slider looks over at you and nods. “Yeah, he's ours.” “Gee, nice to see you too, Slider.” “I'm communal property, now?” Other! (write in)
GOAST WHAR BE YOUALSO MACROSS ZERO WAS SHITTY AND FORGETTABLE. MACROSS FRONTIER WAS UNFORGETTABLY SHITTY. MACROSS 7 WAS INSANELY SHITTY. AND THE ORIGINAL MACROSS CLOSED DOWN FASA CORP AND RUINED BATTLETECH FOREVER.THE ONLY GOOD MACROSS WAS MACROSS PLUS.
[x] “Gee, nice to see you too, Slider.”
>>24023903[X] “I'm communal property, now?”
>>24023927>THE ORIGINAL MACROSS CLOSED DOWN FASA CORPWut.ROBOTECH closed down FASA, because Harmony Gold are sue-happy cunts. Learn the difference.
>>24023903[X] “I'm communal property, now?”Is it on a weekly pattern, so everyone gets a day to have Frank?
>>24023903I'm property now?
>>24023903[x] “I'm communal property, now?”A wild harem route appeared!
>>24023903[x] “Gee, nice to see you too, Slider.”If Katya doesn't stop being so endearing soon I'm going to end up converting.
>>24023981you better have a master ball bitch!
>>24023903>[x] “I'm communal property, now?”
>>24023903"I'm communal property now? Can't tell if this'll make my soviet stalker pleased or displeased"
>>24023903> “I'm communal property, now?”
>>24023903> “I'm communal property, now?”Heh, being talked about as property by that one is...titillating.
>>24023903> “Gee, nice to see you too, Slider.”
>>24023903[x] “I'm communal property, now?”And we're just realizing this now?
>>24023903> "I'm communal property now? Nice to see you too, Slider."
>>24023903[x] “Gee, nice to see you too, Slider.”
>>24024002or, alternatively>Get all fake teary-eyed and say "SLIDER I DIDNT THINK YOU CAREDDD!!" then try and give her a hug like she gives us
Wait did Merlin just get mistaken for Frank's daughter?
[X] “I'm communal property, now?”And give a questioning gaze to Katya.
>>24023903I'm property now? Do I get a say or do you just use me when you feel like?
>>24024099No, the Marine was saying that Merlin reminds him of his own daughter.
>>24024099I think he's just saying little girls will always be cute little girls no matter how grown-up they need to act.
>>24024098Actually, according to my memories, out of all the Witches, Slider has been the most physically affectionate towards us. So we know she cares.
>>24023900>you are now reading all of Fronk's dialog in the voice of Bryan Cranston
>>24023903>[X] You two know each other?How is no one else addressing this?
>>24024227It's pretty clear that they know each other. There's not really a need to pry.
>>24023903 “I'm communal property, now? I don't think Katya would be be big on sharing”
>>24023903This>>24024098Then with the excuse that Katya looks lonely, draw her into a group hug, repeat until entire unit is in on it.
>>24024351Let the waifu flow through you. Also thirding
>>24024295So does that mean she's actually tsun-tsun cor us?
>>24024430I don't even think it's all that much tsun. Just suppressed dere and slider dere is best dere
>>24024286*I don't think KONSTANTINA would be big on sharing."Get it right.
>>24024430Nope! I have a theory about Slider, but I'll save that for another day.
>>24024430No it means that she is friends with us and does not view us as a romantic prospect because she is a HUGE DYKE
>>24024552>not at least bidon't ruin this for me, anon
Everyone's actually yandere for Frank. They just hide it with varying degrees of success.
>>2402455210 bucks say she has it big for Ice.
Fuck! I just realized our birds fucked to hell with the kinda damage we put it through. FUCK! Were going to be grounded for days!
>>24023903[x] “I'm communal property, now? Did you guys consult with Katya before coming to this decision or did you just decide for yourselves?”
>>24024533>>24024533Hey, no fair. Share theories now.
>>24024608Remember we're leaving after this battle is over so it really doesn't matter.
>>24024608I think we are supposed to be going back stateside after this anyways.
>>24024608fortunately we are heading back to the states for refit and extended testing.
>>24024430Wait, I just realized something, Slider's familiar is a boa constrictor right? Then she's the closest thing we have to a lamia, and as we all know lamias give the best hugs.
>>24024608They're flying our bird back to the states for maximum testing. We're going to be just fine...for dealing with Konstantina, Merlin deserves quite a significant cake
>>24024667and I think we still owe her one from getting shot down, and Katya is owed a date in our hometown
Think Merlin will finally get witch training once we're stateside?
>>24024771Can she last long enough without us to actually do it?
>>24024771Why? That'd mean she wouldn't be in the jet anymore.
>>24024656Pretty please? I want to hear this theory of yours.
>>24024782I would, but Ghost would probably do unspeakable things to Ice and Slider if I did. And I'd rather that not happen, so I shall hold my tongue, sir and/or madam.
>>24024850Huge dykes. Knew it.
>>24024850Buh..but...now I'm curious!
>>24024891QUITE THE OPPOSITE, MY GOOD MAN. But I've said too much.
>>24024850Fine. But only to save Ice and Slider.
>>24024922>not posting ChitandaFaget.
>>24024941THE CURIOSITY BUUUUURRRRRNS!
>>24024972Well, you see- no, no. I mustn't. For the safety of Jessica, it must remain a secret!
>>24024941AGH! The ideas you've put in my head!
>>24024799Which means we could get an AI and more back up if she becomes a flying witch.
>>24024941I think I've figured out where you're coming fromAlso, didn't Ice say Slider was gonna be our sister's new CO? Does that mean we're leaving her in Japan? This is not okay...although it probably does increase our sister's survival chance
>>24024982>hating on johnny bravo
>>24024982>Insulting Johnny BravoYour heresy knows no bounds.
>>24024990Goddamnit Bit! you're a bigger cocktease then all the witches combined!
>>24024990DAMMNIT! TELL US! MY CURIOSITY IS SUCH THAT I WOULD CALL UPON YOG-SOTHOTH IF IT WOULD GET ME THE THEORIES IN YOUR BRAINYMEATS!!!
so, why doesn't Katya sing Katya?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3scgW-aghr4
>>24025059The real question is why don't we call her Katyusha
>>24024990>For the safety of JessicaALL KINDS OF IMPLICATIONS HERE.
>>24025039Fine, fine.The theory is...unified theory on snake panties.
>>24025024>>24025032>not hating Johny BravoYou're one of those. I bet you didn't even watch Sheep in the Big City, you heathens.
>>24025103iirc that's a diminutive in Russian. It'd be taken either as patronizing or oddly lovey-dovey
[x] “I'm communal property, now?” “I'm communal property, now?” You ask, laughing weakly, thinking how it'd be nice to be able to curl up in a little ball and go to sleep like Merlin. At least your legs work correctly again. “Hardly.” Katya says, her accent noticeable. “Communism does not work. As I have heard here, ask me how I know this.”You can't help but laugh more fully at that, lifting Merlin out of the Humvee and carrying her inside. Even in her rescue vest, your RIO weighs nothing- a fact for which you're very grateful right now. Inside, the witches bags line the front hallway, while Maverick and Goose sit and watch TV. You deposit Merlin on your rack- you don't think you're going to be able to sleep before you load up anyway, and hers is the top bunk anyway, and you're not going to lift her.  Go find the boss, find out what's going on.  Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24025139>oddly lovey-doveyThat sounds ideal
>>24024996I get the impression that with her talents, being a normal witch would be wasting them. There's nothing suggesting she'd excel at combat.[x] Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24025144>Find out what's going on. Immediately after, crash on sofa
>>24025144[X] Go find the boss, find out what's going on.Professionalism unto unconsciousness.
>>24025144> Go find the boss, find out what's going on.
>>24025144[x] Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.Find poncho liner and become one with your inner dog
>>24025144> Go find the boss, find out what's going on.Stay professional.
>>24025144[x] Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24025144[x] Go find the boss, find out what's going on.
>>24025144>[X] Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24025144> Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.SLLLEEEEEEEEEEEP
>>24025144>[x]Take Poncho liner, curl up at Boss's feet
Find boss, inquire as to goings on.
Nothing's as important as sleep right now. ea
>>24025144>[x] Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24025144DOGGIE!...Ahem. Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24025144Find and fall asleep on boss.
>>24025144> Go find the boss, find out what's going on.I want info as to what the hell is going on.
>>24025144[ ] Find Ice, crash on Ice
>>24025144[x] Brainpick Boss. We can sleep on the plane.
>>24025144> Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
Rolled 15, 6 = 21>>24025144> Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you.
>>24024996>an AIthe AI would wind up with it's Emotional Subroutines consisting of "FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK FRANK" and try to murder all of our girls.
>>24025428Nah. Y'ever see Irresponsible Captain Tylor?
>>24025144Find the boss and get info.
>>24025457>implying Frank has The Devil's Own LuckIf we had that, the Kitty wouldn't have been destroyed. Not tryin' to bring this fight back up, but our luck is NOT good.But seriously, we're a motorcycle ridin', experimental plane flyin', love geometry involvin' guy, if we meet an AI it WILL go full Sharon Apple on us.
>>24025144>[x] Go find the boss, find out what's going on.Professionalism 'till we collapse.
>>24025457Sooo.... It would spontaneously orgasm and short out everything?
>>24024996>>24025498>>24025428>An AIWith our luck? It probably will be as much of a PILOT as Young was.
no no no the AI is based off young via peace walker
>>24025581I now hear ai young singing as it kills all the reds....do it
>>24025581What song will it sing as we try our damndest to kill it?
>>24025540>>24025581>I didn't know AIs could even GET drunk!
>>24025679Something by Dos Gringos, obviously.
>>24025686no no the whole ghost rider crew as AI's!
>>24025696>somethingOh we all know there's one song by Dos Gringos that is the most appropriate for AI Young.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYLPoTNnKAk
>>24025707that would be a bitch to kill
>>24025144[X] Go find the boss, find out what's going on. After that we should get sleep, maybe even some cuddling with Katya. Why? For reasons.>>24025428No Sharon Apple please.
>>24025720yes but what would be its weapon? flying drone carrier?
>>24025746>No Sharon Apple please.Not even a little?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZn7SCX5NA0
>>24025759for its first form yes. final form is a three slot AI night fighter
>>24025746No, cuddle with Slider. It'll be like the opening of Monster Musume, or whatever its name is.
First chance to post on an '89 thread. Just wanted to say I am greatly enjoying it Ghost!
>>24025831Oh, hey. That's article 7 of my theory.
>>24025773Do you want the entire NATO military being taken over my a love obsessed AI just to force us to fly to the point of breaking ourselves and our plane? We already have Konstantina as our yandere with Katya potentially able to get to that point.
>>24025803with a radar based weapon that fucks with missiles?
>>24025875If it means we get to go out in a display of our complete AWESOMENESS, then yes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hJepWBUqZk
>>24025846Okay, now you're just making shit up to drum up interest.Everyone go home, there actually isn't a theory.Alternatively, Schrodinger's theory.
>>24025846Articles? Really? Now you're just trolling.
>>24025972>>24025959...Yeah, there are no articles. Ya got me on that one.
>>24025959What if someone has a dissertation written out about Katya?
>>24026010Sadly that wouldn't surprise me too much...
final battle is a fight with Old Gnome Young
>>24025956Dieing kind of gets in the way of a good ending.
>>24026062>being afraid to die doing what you love
>>24026062also the eyes exploding was overkill....
>>24026081Dude turned off the limiter software on the YF-21. So yeah, he literally CRUSHED HIMSELF TO DEATH with the kind of Gs he was pulling to kill the thing.
[x] Fuck it. Crash on the floor till someone comes to get you. Everyone else is packed- but you never unpacked, and you're beat. Physically and mentally worn out. You don't want to admit it, but that fight took a lot out of you. Besides, you already know the plan- wait till the big birds are unloaded, reloaded with your stuff, then file your happy asses on board and fly to wherever. It was supposed to be Mirimar first, but you're not sure now, not with the Wyvern worn out as it is. Seems like you're barely asleep before you're woken up by Katya. “Frank, it is time to go.” She says, gently shaking your boot. “Arghbleuh.” You return, eloquently. “What time is it?” “About... three? In the morning.” She says. “You have been asleep almost six hours. We were supposed to leave earlier, but they had to dismount the wings from your fighter to get it onboard the cargo aircraft.” “So I guess I'm riding with you then, huh?” You ask, grabbing your poncho liner and cramming it in your bag- which has occupied it's same spot for the week you've been here. Katya nods. “It will be nice to have you there.” She says. “We hardly talk anymore.”1/2
“Yeah, uh... sorry about that.” You say, sheepishly. She shrugs, helping you grab the few unpacked items and handing them to you. No time to shower, you guess, and you won't be changing either, but whatever. You've smelled worse, you're sure. You can't think of when, but you're sure you have. A passenger van waits for you outside, and you all climb in, the driver rolling off before the door even slides closed. One short ride later, and you're checking into the flight line, looking at your ride. The C-5 is a big, big bird- even with your fighter loaded, and the girl's 'main' strikers, there's space to spare. The senior loadmaster greets you as you enter the aircraft, directing you up to the passenger deck. The bird will be headed north, well inside friendly fighter coverage the entire time. From here, you'll land at Elmendorf, then from there south to Washington state and on to California. You're kind of excited to be going home, but at the same time, part of you would rather just stay downrange till the job was done. It sucks to go home, knowing you have to leave again.
>>24026190>“We hardly talk anymore.”This must be rectified.
and that's it for the night!I'm kind of anxious to see what you guys decide to send to Konstantina, haha. that said, as always, hope you had fun! We'll *probably* be back next week at the usual time, I'll keep everyone up to date on twitter. No news is good news, as far as that's concerned. anyways, as always gents, we'll see you next week!
>>24026255I don't know why, but this week's session felt so short.
>>24026255Beefcake calendar is pretty much a given
>>24026255Thanks for the thread Ghost. and feel better!glad that my internet outage didn't happen til the end...
>>24026267Well most of it was spent trying to kill the Russian.
Rolled 12, 18 = 30>>24026301https://twitter.com/Warhound89
“How many do you see?”“Three. No, four. We've hit the jackpot, Cookie. Look, they've even got a bunch of small patrol ships around.”“I wish you'd stop calling me that, Rae.”“You seem to like it when Odessa calls you that.”“...Clear the coms.”“Aye aye, ma'am.”Natsumi floated next to Boser, the two of them waiting for Kuykendall and Caulders to stop their banter and decide how to proceed. The sun has begun to set, giving them the perfect lighting to see their targets and evade retaliation. Why haven't they started moving yet? The Martians are going about their business none the wiser, just begging to be attacked.“Alright. Rae and I will take the supply ships. Ogawa, Boser, you two take the piers and small ships. Set timers for five minutes. After the fireworks, let loose and just make sure you don't get in too deep, alright?” Kuykendall said over the radio, diving back down to depth.“Understood,” Natsumi replied. It's time.“Good. Let's move out.”Everyone split up, headed for their targets. Natsumi, having noted the strangely large number of Martians loitering about the piers, chose to set her charges there. She moved carefully, making sure to stay under ships when able, keeping close to the bottom to avoid detection. When the Sun fully sets, she'll have to use her red light and give away her position, but for now...
>>24026335Click. Perfect. The piers were made of native materials and were magnetic. The powerful magnets in the satchel adhered to the flimsy pier effortlessly. Natsumi turned a timer, setting it for about five minutes, then let go. The charge was ready, ticking slowly to its destruction. With a smirk, she moved on to the next pier, quickly repeating the procedure. Two piers later, she backed off, timers about to go.And boy did they go.A sudden cascade of explosions ripped through the lake, shockwaves crashing against the projected magical shield that protected the witches from water pressure and harm. There was no need to worry about light any longer, flaming wrecks and search lights flooding the area with double-edged vision. An alarm overhead went off as Martians scrambled to save their comrades and search for the attackers.“Boom! Boom! Boom! They didn't know what hit them!” Caulders celebrated as the final ship exploded, a gaping hole in its side. “That'll teach 'em to float an inch over the water!”“I hope not,” Kuykendall commented. “Watch out, the patrol ships are-”Several sharp explosions shake the water.“Nevermind.”Natsumi smiled, her heart beating wildly. Here was something she could make share in her chaos without guilt. The supply port was burning! But it was so easy. Surely there should be some sort of challenge?“Watch out! Telebots!” Kuykendall cried.“I have your back,” Boser told Natsumi. “To your left.”
>>24026303Not that that's a bad thing mind you.
>>24026343Natsumi spun around, neutral buoyancy holding her in midwater. The fires had trouble illuminating the waters evenly, strange shadows cast about. She strained to see, odd shapes moving about but no sign of the telebots.“There!” Caulders cried, firing a torpedo. It surged forward, cutting a path through the thick medium as it drove onward to the faint glint of steel. The telebot operator must have had the same problems as Natsumi, for it made no effort to dodge. Caulders' perfectly lead shot crashed into the metallic facsimile of a Martian, shredding it into a thousand pieces as it detonated. The brief flash of light revealed a dozen others beside it, all headed towards Natsumi.“Look out,” Boser cautions, bringing her own launcher to bear. It spat out a torpedo of its own, flying into the group of machines. They had seen it coming, though, and it flew past without touching a single one. It continued until it hit the wreck of a patrol boat, rocking the water with a superfluous shockwave.
>>24026351Natsumi grunted, choosing the harpoon gun instead. She fired at the leading bot, a much faster projectile slicing through the water as it approached its target. Its sharp head poked right through the minimal armor of the machine, traveling straight through the sensitive components and rendering it useless. Its ally crashed into the suddenly motionless mass of metal, getting caught in its useless tentacles. It struggled for a moment before Kuykendall's torpedo found it, removing it and the dead mass from the fight.“Move!” Kuykendall ordered, gesturing towards the piers. “We need cover!”Indeed they did. The telebots began to wave their mechanical limbs, all sorts of menacingly sharp instruments on their ends. They quickly closed the gap despite their losses, whatever means of propulsion they used working well in the water. Natsumi fired two more harpoons, brow furrowing in anger as they bounced harmlessly against an angled surface.
>>24026361She ducked behind a ruined support of the pier, reloading her harpoon gun. Dammit. The telebots weren't supposed to be here! They're used to protect vital harbors and menace human ships at sea, not loiter in a backwater river! They latch on to ships with powerful harpoons of their own, penetrating the metal skin like paper. They stay with the ship, reporting its position until a detonation would be opportune. The weapon had only recently come into use by the Martians proper, and they had a devastating effect on the naval war. Their explosives weren't enough to cripple a cruiser anywhere but its rudder and propellers, but the strikes they called in...Natsumi shook. Heh. Hahahah. Here's the challenge she wanted! Let them try to stab her with their implements. That would only make them bigger targets. She darted out from her cover, catching a pair of bots off guard. Flanked, they didn't have time to respond before she planted two firm harpoons into their sides, disabling them. It wasn't as satisfying as fighting a flesh and blood Martian, but it'd do.“Get out! There's more on the way!” Kuykendall ordered from somewhere over the radio. “Ogawa! Rae! You're too deep in!”“I'm coming, I'm coming!” Rae yelled angrily.Natsumi opened her mouth to reply, but had to close it again. Four telebots rounded the sunk wreck of a supply ship, spotting her. “That may be a problem,” she replied, ducking again behind her support.“Ogawa!”
>>24026368Natsumi laughed. Well. Let's see how many I can take out. She loaded her harpoon gun once more, then grabbed her torpedo launcher. In a smooth action, she spun out once more, firing a torpedo with minimal aiming. The lead bot responded in time, dodging the torpedo, but met instead a harpoon. His fellow behind him caught the torpedo, exploding into a cloud of debris. The other two dodged her harpoons, several more bots following them.Shit. They raised their tentacles, ready to pierce her shield and flesh. Without a choice, she backed up, desperately trying to reload her weapons. As she crashed against the rising ground, she spotted an opening to her left. An escape route! She could regroup with the others!An explosion knocked debris into the water, several chunks crushing a bot in front of her. Natsumi looked up to see where it had come from. The facility! The rescue operation was under way! She looked at the opening, then to the bots.Harumi.She hesitated for a moment, saving her life. A telebot appeared, blocking her escape route; had she gone, she would almost have certainly been killed. With her choice made for her, Natsumi turned her back to the telebots.She began to climb.---End of Post 3. Look for more next week, and possibly on tofusaur early.
>>24018911>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%201989why is the archive a fucking mess!?
>Fronks new professionalism goes out of the window when its a waifu choice.Seriously you guys.
>>24026509Because it has both SW89 and TW89.
>>24026568Read nobody tagged the shit right.
Rolled 11, 16 = 27>>24026509>why is the archive a fucking mess!?Its like that for all the Strike Witches quests. Is there anyway to fix it?
>>24026509because the way it organizes dates is fucking derpy
>>24026529more like the dude is bloody exhausted and wants some shut eye.
>>24026607there was an issue back around the move to Luxembourg I think, and some dates got shuffled.
>>24026529I'm not really seeing how this was waifuing.
>>24026529Actually, the votes were in favour of finding Ice.
>>24026712by how much? it looked really close when I called it, but my count may have been off. I had... 17 for sleep and 15 for finding Ice
>>24026703>If the choice comes up, deny the opposing waifu.Like that time we first got the letter. The logical thing would have been to bring it to the CO to report it (In fact, not doing so is a military offense). A good number were just voting to show it to Katya.
>>24026737Boss, 4 of them are votes to sleep on top or at the feet of ice.
>>24026794*Shrug*Whatever, Fronk was obviously exhausted and I chose the option that reflected best his state of mind. If you want to interpret it as waifuing then more power to you, isn't like the Ice side is any more blameless.
At least now we are testing things in the States Frank will be able to chill for a while.
So, where the fuck as Mouse & TW89 been?
>>24028014Being active service military fucks his schedule, badly.Thread on the 5th IIRC
>>24028421ah cool, was wondering where he vanished to
>>24026737... How?Theres clearly 10 for sleepin, 12 for finding ice and 4 on variations of doing both (which should count seperately)