Haha, you thought there'd be news here! joke's on you!nothing new. anyway, Archives here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989and a sheet with our major characters here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1 It's a little old, but still works just fine. ++“So how's your brother doing?” Katsumi, or, as her friend insists you call her, 'the imperial princess Katsumi' asks you. Her full title takes too long and you usually lose interest in whatever it was you were going to say halfway through the name anyway, so you just shorten it to Katsumi. Or Kat. She doesn't seem to mind either way. You think she likes Kat, actually. She's a lot more laid back than Ayumi, her friend. Ayumi's kind of a stuck-up bitch, you think. She actually seems to have it out for you, but you don't really care much since she's a bitch and you tend to just tune those out. Besides, she ain't a marine, you don't have to care about her. Kat's a different story. She must have taken notes from Frank, you think. She's between you and the holiest of holy, the coffee pot. Your dad taught you the wonder that was sweet coffee- basically, make a pot of coffee with about six cups of sugar in it. Best stuff ever and you wish more people would try it. Anyone else- well, anyone except Rand, who hates you because Frank ripped into her, and your CO, who's quiet and really kind of scary good at the whole violence thing- you'd just go around. Or over. Or under. You've found that speed is the best option for acquiring coffee when other people don't want you to. 1/2
Kat, though, Kat's quick. And perfectly willing and capable of putting you on the receiving end of the 'psycho little sister' routine, as Rex once called it. It's almost unsettling, not being the supplier of the insane energy in the immediate vicinity. You're not sure what to make of it, really. You like Kat, she's fun. You mumble something, shifting to your right, then to your left as she keeps herself interposed between you and the glorious, delicious coffee. “This is cruel and unusual.” You state, trying to not whine. Kat laughs. “How's your brother?” She asks again. Maybe if you answer her, she'll let you have the coffee? 'Course, you're kinda mad at Frank right now, and you're not sure she even means Frank anyway. Why would anyone ask about him? He's kind of dumb. Tabby and that Katya chick seem to like him though, you can tell. Maybe Rachel does too, but Rachel's crazy too, and you know better than to question it. Tabby and Katya and Rachel's taste in men is seriously lacking, in your opinion.  Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.  Coffee first, then talking.  Mention something about not needing coffee anyway, and head down to the armory! Go find someone else to talk to!Other! (write in)
>>25243801> Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.Little Sista Quest?Better than hoped!
>>25243801 Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.
>>25243801>[x] Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.So this is what you meant when you said trying something different, High Octane Quest! Best night of the week.
>>25243801> Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.
>>25243801> Which brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.Corgi Quest is go!
>>25243851>>25243893>>25243897Little Octane Corgi Quest?
>>25243801[x] Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.Does Katsumi even know we have other brothers besides Frank?
>>25243962IIRC, Jake's Tanking Tanker stuff was on the News.
>>25243801[X] Coffee first, then talking. [X] Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.Also is anyone worried about a little sister with coffee with too much sugar?
>>25244037Gods, Ivan watched SW?
 Coffee first, then talking. do not stand between the corgi and her coffee
>>25243801[x] Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.
So I hear trials for the new F-14 model is going well.>[x] Coffee first, then talking.I'm different!
 Coffee first, then talking. Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid.
[x] Which Brother do you mean? I have lots of brothers. Even if Rex never talks to us and Jake is kind of a big dumb tanker and Frank is a damned dirty squid. “Which brother d'ya mean, Kat?” You ask, edging towards the coffee pot. “I have lots of brothers! Rex, but he never really talks to us, and Jake, but he's... what did dad call them? DAT? Something like that. Anyway, Jake drives around on the ground and hides behind like, three hundred inches of armor and calls Frank a dumbass because he flies a million parts of things riding a contained explosion and pisses all over Newton whatever that means, and Frank's just a dumbass squid and no one likes squids, not even squids, and...”“I mean Frank, Jessica. Do you really need more coffee?“ Kat asks, laughing. You nod emphatically. Yes, dammit, you do need more coffee!“Well I guess he's fine.” You say, finally squeaking past her and into the clear. Coffee! This makes your fourth cup of the day, and you're finally starting to hit that point where you're pretty sure you've had enough. Well, ok. Enough for the next couple hours. Sleep is for the weak. And the Navy. “But he hasn't written me and the last thing he said was to steer clear of that crazy Soviet witch but we haven't seen her since he left and I'm pretty sure he was just being overprotective anyway, since they always are because dur, little sister, must protect but I'm a witch! I can take care of myself and....”Katsumi holds out her hands, making a 'slow down' motion. Slow down? Who wants to do that? “So he hasn't written yet?” She asks. Why's she so interested, anyway? “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?” No more talking. You have coffee! Abscond! Other! (write in)
>>25244710> “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”
Rolled 2>>25244710> “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”
>>25244710> “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”Cause I'm pretty sure Tabby and Katya and Rachel like him to and why you guys do I don't know...
>>25244710> “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”[x]Other"Ya want me to tell him to write you a love letter?"
>>25244710[X] “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”[X] No more talking. You have coffee! Abscond!Use the first statement to throw Katsumi off so you can make a beeline for more COFFEE.
>>25244710>[x] “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”
>>25244710>[x] “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”It's like his gnome ability, or something.
>>25244710>[X] “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”Follow up with this >>25244789
>>25244710> "No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him too?""Cuz that'd make... well, counting crazy Soviet lady... five? Six? Something like that."
 “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”And before we notice it, Frank married Japanese royalty.
>>25244877This, followed by a sudden dawning horror and a muttered whisper>He's trying to gather a harem
>>25244895I'd go for her though I'm sure someone will try to pull the little sister card again.
>>25244877All my this
>>25244993Since when was Katsumi little sister?
>>25245020she's not exactly but it's a favorite weapon by the other factions to take a girl out of the running.
>>25245037The only person that defense has ever been used on is Merlin.
Oh boy, Little Sister Quest!So what are the chances that Merlin's boyfriend asks us to help him get a letter to her via our brother or something like that? And that at first we hilariously misinterpret him as either having a crush on us or having a crush on Frank?
>>25245037She is more of a bro I'd say.>>25245089>having a crush on Frank?Even the men want him, It's really like the Navy!
>>25245082Yes and she just happened to be the most popular girl at the time, the fact everyone else was quick to use it is awfully suspicious. If Katya wasn't so forward I'm sure she'd have it used on her by Ice and Slider fans.
>>25245163But she's 15! That's little sister age.
>>25245163lolwat, the reason we used it on her is because we're over a fucking decade older than her.But hey, go on with your KATYA CONSPIRACY rant, it's amusing to watch you dig yourself a hole.
>>25245163That's because there's actually good reasons to treat her as a little sister rather than a love interest.
>>25245163...Dude, Ghost stated at the beginning of the quest that Merlin was not for lewds. That, combined with her own behavior, led /tg/ to adopt her as little sister. It had nothing to do with her viability as a romantic option.
>>25245163The "little sister" card doesn't work on Katya. She is around 22.
[x] “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him?”You cock your head to the side. “No. Why are you so interested? Do you like him too? You need to get your brain checked if you do. Frank's boring! All my brothers are. All Frank does is fly around and we can already do that like, way better, and ride around on Grampa's motorcycle with that big damn dog of his that totally isn't a dog I know a dinosaur when I see one and that's a dinosaur or maybe a bear and- “ Kat's laughter causes you to pause. She shakes her head. “Like him? Oh no. No no. Ayumi was curious, is all. She thinks you may be related.”“Related?” You make a face. “Kat, I know she's your friend but she's kind of a bitch.”Katsumi just laughs harder at that. She's kind of weird. Maybe she could marry Frank, you'd be ok with that. She seems like she'd be more fun as a sister in law than Tabby or Katya. You're on the fence about Rachel.  Coffee acquired! Go find Victoria! She's usually somewhere interesting.  Let's go see what Liz is up to. Bet she's off reading one of her books in the hangar. Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her! Other! (write in)
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!SHE LIES.
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!SWQ 89: My little sister cant possibly bounce this well
>>25245366> Coffee acquired! Go find Victoria! She's usually somewhere interesting.
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!
>>25245366>“Like him? Oh no. No no. Ayumi was curious, is all. She thinks you may be related.”Oh God, that is a TERRIBLE excuse. Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!
>>25245366>[x] Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!Lying Jap.>You're on the fence about Rachel. HA HA HA
>>25245366[X] Coffee acquired! Go find Victoria! She's usually somewhere interesting.
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!we must do all the things and get in all the trouble
 Other"Related? With Ayumi? I don't think so Kat"
>>25245441Would buy, someone take my money.
>>25245366 Coffee acquired! Go find Victoria! She's usually somewhere interesting. I'd like to learn more about our wingmates.
>>25245366>[X] Let's go see what Liz is up to. Bet she's off reading one of her books in the hangar.Because pestering the quiet one is always amusing.Especially since she's probably reading girl-porn hidden within the cover of some serious work of literature.
>>25245591Whoa whoa whao... is there an Ace Combat 4-2? brb... to the googles.
>>25245591Man... don't get my hopes up like that. AC4 is my favorite PS2 game. In the running for favorite game period.
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!Playing with the royalty couldn't possibly lead to anything interesting...
>>25245366Ayumi's been tsundere for Frank ever since she collided with him in thread 1.[x] Let's go see what Liz is up to. Bet she's off reading one of her books in the hangar.
>>25245366[X] Coffee acquired! Go find Victoria! She's usually somewhere interesting. That is one shocked corgi.
>[X] Coffee acquired! Go find Victoria! She's usually somewhere interesting.
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!We must pester her about Frank while with her.
[x] Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!Katsumi's interesting enough that you hand her a cup of coffee follow her out of the kitchen. While sometimes her duties- both as an Imperial princess and Imperial Navy officer call her off where you can't tag along, that's not real common. The only place you haven't really been is the Imperial palace, and to be honest, what's there? Bunch of boring stuff, that's what. She takes a sip, then yanks the cup away from her face with a scowl. “Jessica, how much sugar is in here?” You take a sip and make a face of your own, reaching for the sugar tub and spooning in more, till your coffee reaches the consistency of maple syrup. Perfect. Katsumi just shakes her head with a laugh, setting her cup down on the counter. “I think I'll leave that for you.” She says, nodding to Major Bradshaw as she walks in.The major eyes the coffee cup sitting on the counter, then looks at you. “Bishop, did you make this?” You nod, and she sighs. “Knock it off with the coffee, Marine. I don't need to be sending you home when your heart explodes, understood? Two cups max from here on in.”“An hour?” You ask, innocently. “A day.” She responds, bluntly. “If I have to, I'll have Rand move the coffee pot. Don't make me have to do that, Marine.” “Understood Ma'am.” “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”  Other! (write in)
>>25245366> Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!Adorable corgisis quest is a go!>>25245392I laughed at this
>>25246472[x] “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”Best worst little sister.
>>25246472>[x] “Understood Ma'am.”
>>25246472> “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”
>>25246472[x] “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”
>>25246472>[X] “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”
>>25246472> “Understood Ma'am.”Never said how big each cup had to be.
>>25246472> “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”puppy dog eyes
>>25245366 Kat's fun! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into along with her!
>>25246472Pout and give him our best puppydog eyes, we should look positively hurt and adorable."Sir, I require sufficient caffeine and sugar intake in order to perform my duties and maintain my magic should it be required. It keeps me alert in case anything happens and provides me with enough energy to keep up with metabolism. Please Major, don't do this to me."
>>25246472[X] "You'll never take me alive!" Grab the coffee pot and run.Time to liven up the others' day.
>>25246472[X] “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!”
>>25246567Major is a witch like little sister
>>25246567We need to find out the Major's interaction with her little sister, then we may be able to get somewhere.
>>25246585So, we're playing little sister like G. Young then?
>>25246776R. Young, more accurately.
>>25246817>"I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!"
>>25246776>>25246817I think a mix of both would be good
>>25246845"The Second Coming of Young"
>>25246877>"THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!"
>>25246877"she is the one to bring balance to the bounce"
>>25246905oh lord ghost young coaching her on the bounce
>>25246905>>25246923Then, who was the chosen one? Some one that Young trained during Vietnam but defected?
>>25246959>Young>Allowed to train anyoneOh God. After WWII he'd probably be forcibly retired from active duty and sentenced to being Minna's house-husband.
>>25246959Erica Hartmann's progeny.With her sidekick Young Jr, THEY BOUNCE CRIME.
>>25246986That's after he ran and won the Presidency.>>25246996The Boss?
>>25247011no, snake was NATO
>>25246992So "bears in the air" then.[Mini-Hartmann with a smokey - HNNNG]
>>25247025The Boss, not Big Boss.
>>25247011>G Young as presidentSo...basically Minna ran the country for a bit
>>25247042>Foreigner running the country.Like Hell... actually that happened after Young decided to Bounce North Vietnam.
>>25247075 with a b52?
>>25247096Nah starfighter.BE the lawndart
>>25247096full of sidewinders.
>>25247075Young has three settings>Bounce (with airplane)>Bounce (with alcohol)>BounceOccasionally when it's really really clutch time he gets things right...but if he were president, First Lady Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke-Young, formerly of the Luftwaffe, ran the USA>>25247096Oh boy here we go
>>25247096>>25247113>>25247125B-52 with German F-104's and sidewinders, how many F-104's can we fit in a B-52
>>25247096>>25247113More like starfighter launched from a valkyrie launched from a stratofortress launched from a spooky launched from a galaxyit's sort of an aircraft turducken
>>25247154Me choosing the 'Young'est B-52 was not intentional.
>>25247154I'd say about ten if they're packed in like sardines.
>>25247154>this debate againI have never seen so many people arrive at completely different answers
[x] “This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiive!” You fix her with your best, absolutely guaranteed to make even Rex cave, puppy dog eyes. “But... but coffee?” You say, working to keep your voice small and somewhere between terrified and confused. She doesn't fall for it. “Two cups, marine. Normal sized ones. None of those forty ounce big gulp cups full of coffee.”Damn, there goes your backup plan. “But.. This is cruel! I need coffee to live! To liiiiiive!” You protest, watching in horror as she empties the pot- so much wasted coffee!- and rinses it out. “And don't try to go off post and get some either,” She says. “I'll know.”You're pretty sure she would. She seems to have a sixth sense about that kind of thing. It's downright creepy. You follow Kat out of the building, dragging your feet somewhat in disappointment. Limited coffee intake? How are you going to manage? 1/2
The base hasn't changed much since you first arrived, though some of the AA guns have been removed, and others replaced by towed units. Soviet and Chinese overflights of the islands proper have stopped for the most part, though some of the southern cities and Okinawa still have to deal with the occasional raid. But the days of scrambling off the runway to deal with incoming, at least here, are over. Well, for the most part. The base is honestly pretty boring, and too far back to be keeping witches. At least, that's what the Major says, while Rand, when she'll talk to you, says it's fucking dumber than the shit they pulled in Alaska. Katsumi hasn't really commented, but you think she's been pushing to get the squadron out to sea, where you're a lot closer to the front- and a lot more useful. And it's a lot less boring. “So, Jessica.” Katsumi says, and you can't help but notice you're making your way to the hangars. “Feel like going for a flight? We’ll have to stay in the area, but the Major won't mind as long as we're close to home plate here.”“Home plate?” You ask. “Like in baseball? Baseball's kinda stupid. And boring. Football's better.”“Football?” Katsumi asks.“American footabll. Not soccer. Soccer is acting. And boring too. Though the soccer hooligans are awesome. Hey! After the war, wanna go be a soccer hooligan with me?”Katsumi laughs. “You want to go for a hop, or not?” Yeah! Beats standing around.  Well, I was going to go see Vic or Liz.....
>>25247684> Yeah! Beats standing around.> DRAG IN VIC AND LIZ TOOO
>>25247684> Yeah! Beats standing around.get in to a mid-air collision with some hotshot jap steelwing pilot
>>25247684> Yeah! Beats standing around.
>>25247684[X] Well, I was going to go see Vic or Liz.....She said no drinking. She didn't say anything about direct caffeine injection.
>>25247646the horror!>>25247684 Yeah! Beats standing around.
>>25247710>Princess flying CAP>Princess NEEDS ESCORT
>>25247684>[x] Well, I was going to go see Vic or Liz.....Mix it up.>Not soccer. Soccer is actingI fuckin' love soccer but it is acting.
>>25247684> Yeah! Beats standing around.Inb4 Frank's Yandere Russian admirer.
>>25247740... who promptly shoots us down and capture us?"Ah, dear sister in law! You should be delighted that I have shown you delights of superior Soviet Russian tea over inferior capitalist coffee"
>>25247710This.Hyper sugar fuel little sistar gonna gather a posse
>>25247799We'll slap her shit if she suggests that."Speak not such blasphemy."
>>25247740>Next letter from konstantina includes "travel" photos of her and little sis at various places in russia. Last has sis Dressed as a maid cleaning "our" dacha
>>25247740Well it DID happen...She did manage to drive her off.
>>25247835You... I WILL FIGHT YOU!Tea is awesome. Why do so many people like coffee?
>>25247858Why can't we enjoy both?I like good tea and good coffee.
>>25247684[x] Yeah! Beats standing around. Time to kick gravity in the face!
>>25247858>Why do so many people like coffee?cos its nice, same reason people like tea.
>>25247858Relaxants are for the rich. Stimulants are for the working man.
>>25247910>dat picBut...but there's nothing especially classy about that. Tea is a standard feature of British tanks.
>>25247910>Tank disabled?>Insurgents knocking on the door?HAHA. Time for TEA
>>25247937>Tea is a standard feature of British tanks.uhh, no it is not, even though great effort goes to make sure a boiler vessel is added to a vehicle before deployment, it is not a 'standard' feature, and it also requires a stupid amount of paper work
>>25247893Except tea is easy to prepare. Coffee is undrinkable without the right preparations.Personally, I like my coffee how I like my women. Slow-roasted, ground up, and boiled in water.
>>25247967>What is a joke>>25247959>Insurgents knocking on the door?>HAHA. Time for TEApfft, not like they can get in to the tank in the first place. may as well sit and enjoy yourself while the infantry comes to bail you outAGAIN
>>25247992You a cannibal?
>>25247967What?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenger_2#Crew_and_accommodation>Similar to every British tank since the Centurion, and most other British AFVs, Challenger 2 contains a boiling vessel (BV) also known as a kettle or bivvie for water which can be used to brew tea, produce other hot beverages and heat boil-in-the-bag meals contained in ration packs. This BV requirement is general for armoured vehicles of the British Armed Forces, and is unique to the armed forces of the UK.>This BV requirement is general for armoured vehicles of the British Armed Forces
>>25248013You new here son?
>>25248009>What is a jokeThe joke is the amount of red tape the Brits have to go through for a fucking boiler vessel, I mean for Australia's M1A2's, we asked if they could come with refrigerated armored compartments for storage, and guess what, we got armor plated eskies on the rear of our turrets for no extra charge, GD threw them in for free
>>25248013you forgot the pic of Shirou
>>25248026yea, the problem is this 'requirement' is not a 'standard', it is required to have the boiler vessel before it reaches its parent unit, but there is not 'standard' demanding it have one when it leaves the factory, and there is a stupid amount of bureaucracy involved between the factory and the parent unit
>>25248053Using my phone, don't have Shirou saved to it.
>>25248071Then... whats the fucking point...
>>25248053>>25248073I got it covered. You never specified.
>>25248103The exercise of seeing desperate English wankers desperately filling out endless piles of triplicate forms... for the privilege of a good hot cuppa whenever and where ever they want it.
>>25248106Thank you Anon.
>>25248106But there can only be one.
>>25248103that is how stupid the British army and its bureaucracy is, and between the vee leaving the factory and reaching the parent unit, where officially nothing happens, there is usually a period of 2-5 weeks of 'paper work',tens of thousands of pounds are spent on this 'paper work', and all that fucking happens is they fit a boiler vessel to the thing, and break its AC.their army is held together by masking tape (they can't afford duct tape) and their bureaucracy is run by a bureaucracy
>>25248149wait, who are you?
[x] Lick Slider and Ice and stick them together
>>25247684[X] Yeah! Beats standing around.
>>25248227Indeed tiny girl.
>>25248139Glad to be of service, friend. Sadly I cannot find my dualshirouthumbsup.jpeg right now so just use your imagination.
>>25248368I don't know... Personally don't think it's lewd enough.
>>252482296.4/10Gameplay overshadowed by a terrible OST, lack of customizable vehicles hindered what could have been the next AC-2. Levels were also repetitive and the lack of a Eila path hurt what could have been an enjoyable experience.On a personal note: The removal of the japanese dubs would have allowed for more content on the disk, but not everyone is a purist like myself.
>>25248414Add merlin?and a shirtless fronk?
>>25248441Merlin is not for lewds!
>>25248482Yes she is!
>>25248421>implying Eila path is going to end in anything but fire and death
>>25248482Is she? Or is she...>pic name.
>>25248536>implying Eila didn't see it coming
 Yeah! Beats standing around. “Beats standing around!” You respond with glee. As much as you make fun of Frank, you understand why he loves flying so much. You're willing to bet he'd love it a lot more if he flew like you did, without being encased in that steel and glass prison. It's stupid. Pilots talk of freedom and power, but they can't hear and see the same as you can, covered by the canopy like they are. They're reliant on radar and the eyes of other people to cover their blind spots. You, you have a full, unrestricted sphere of vision around you, no metal to block your line of sight. Plus you can hear a lot better, even if you have to be careful about relying on sound- it can get a bit distorted by supersonic aircraft and missiles. It's one of those arguments that swings way above your head. Some people say witches are better in that regard, others say that radar was just the precursor to you being totally outclassed by fighters, and once they can get the survivability down, witches will be a thing of the past. You don't really believe that- there's always going to be witches- but to hear Kat talk about Frank and how he can fly a fighter, or the twins, whoever they are, you're wondering if there might not be pilots that can match them. Inside the hangar, you stop by your locker, pulling out your HUD and wrist MFD. The HUD isn't too bad, though a lot of the time you think it's pretty useless- You'd rather do without, honestly, and just use a good rifle optic and a skydiving altimeter, but squadron SOP is to wear the HUD. The wrist MFD is really great though, and you're glad you have it. Map function is your best friend. 1/2
Your strikers sit in their rack, along with your weapon of choice. It took some doing, but you turned up your dad's M-14, the one he went through the jungle with. You got lucky it was still in a depot armory for some reserve unit. It's since been restored and blueprinted, and you've been working with your armory team on it, trying to learn it down to the tiniest detail. You haven't sent a picture to dad yet, but you're planning to soon. Your strikers are a different story. Factory new, with just their check flight and delivery flight on them, plus the time you've spent in the air. Hell, their paint is brand new, though you're waiting for the major's permission to add some paintwork of your own.Your takeoff roll is unhurried and leisurely, not the full afterburner affair of a combat scramble. There's not much flying today- a JAL flight passing to the south is about your only company in the airspace. Katsumi takes the lead, but her slow speed means she's just out for a stroll too, not some other motive. “Where you feel like flying, Jessica?” She asks. “I don't feel like picking.” Let's head north, up over the coast!  East, out over the city! South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something! West! I like the mountains!
>>25248974> South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!I sense BAD IDEA ahoy!FULL THROTTLE
>>25248974>blahblah vision obstructionsHAHAHAHAHAHA.[x] West! I like the mountains!I enjoy mountains.
>>25248974>[x] South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!Better than going to the coast, where we might get jumped by Commie fighters.
>>25248974[X] West! I like the mountains!What could go wrong?
>>25248974[x] East, out over the city!ha ha photo op
>>25248974> West! I like the mountains!Tempted to buzz the JAL flight but Mountains ahoy!
>>25248974>[x] South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!TIME TO BOUNCE!
>>25248974[X] Buzz the tower, then to the sea, rooster-tailing the beach sounds fun.
>>25248974> South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!My spidey sense is tingling... fun will be had by all.
>>25248974[X] South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!
>>25249055>>25249047>>25249041>>25249034>>25249030>>25249021>>25249002No one votes for out over the coast.>[X] Let's head north, up over the coast!
>>25249095What? I like the mountains.
>>25248974> East, out over the city!Buzzing a civilian flight is all kinds of retarded, even for someone with the Young bloodline, and especially for a Bishop.
>[X] South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!Bounce time? bounce time.
>>25248974> East, out over the city!say hi to the tiny people!
>>25248974> Let's head north, up over the coast!
>buzzing civilian airlinersThis is a worse-than-randomly-firing-our-sidearm-into-the-air-tier idea. This is 287% retard.
>>25249277seriously this, all of you voting for buzzing the JAL flight are tards and gonna get us in trouble.
>>25249277But think about it! The look on Frank's face when he hears about this will be PRICELESS.
>>25248974> West! I like the mountains!
>>25249277>She is too young...
>>25248974[x] coast.soviet stealth witch surprise
>>25249294>/tg/>making good decisionschoose one
well looks like she will become the second coming of young. she will need the shades
>>25248974[X] West! I like the mountains!
>>25249311Oh yes. Because disgust, fury, and disappointment are such wonderful things to have on a sibling's face when they hear about something you've done. It's the kind of shit you would get in Serious Trouble™ for in the military.
>>25249393someone post the tomcat pic
>>25249311I'm pretty sure Jess doesn't want to to see Frank's true "Sister I am disappoint" face, not to mention the parent's "Daughter I am disappoint" faces
>>25249393While I do agree with you, the fact that we're flying with a Japanese princess would probably mean that it'd be labeled under "celebrity appearance"
>>25249294But, you have to remember, this is Strike Witches. Unless something's changed, it would basically take a witch going off and murdering people to get any form of punishment.
>>25249393I don't think the option is for literally buzzing them. Probably just flying nearby and waving like overexcited schoolgirls.
>>25248974> West! I like the mountains!At least somewhere we won't get in trouble.
>>25249439>I don't thinkWell there's your answer right there.
>>25249439There's very little flexibility in the term.>>25249415Which one? I have several but I'm pretty sure I have no idea what you're talking about.
>>25249472With Jess, buzzing is the only acceptable verb for nearly any activity.
>>25249534Well, yes, but don't get clever with me. You know what I meant.
>>25249435"So I heard you buzzed a JAL flight yesterday, scared the hell out of the pilots, and delayed the prime minister by half an hour.""Uhh...yes ma'am, I'm sorry ma'am, it was reckless and irresponsible.""Good, now that that's clear, I've decided we're going to be a caffeine free base. Dismissed."
>>25248974> East, out over the city!
[x] South! Let's go buzz that JAL flight or something!“Let's head south.” You say, following Kat's leisurely turn. “It's always fun to fly alongside airliners for a while.”Kat laughs. “Like having your picture taken?”“Well, I have to get in the paper more than Frank.” You say. “And he's always playing the hero type so he can get pictures taken and on the news and stuff, just because he wants to impress girls. At least Jake never did that except that one time and she was a really nice person but she was way too quiet and that was when he was in college anyway and I don't think Rex really works like that with girls or anything else and he kind of is just around to make mom and dad mad.” You manage to finish in one breath. The JAL flight- a big 747- looks like it's just leveling out. You're careful to keep a few dozen yards off the wing tip and a good hundred feet above it as you cruise alongside- those big jets have wicked intake suction, and you'd hate to be the first witchstrike incident on a civilian airliner. 1/2
You're just starting to pass the front row of windows, just behind the cockpit, when a terrible metallic screaming fills the air. Katsumi flips over, looking back behind you, and her eyes shoot open in shock, as she starts a rapid climb away from the jumbo. You look back over your shoulder, following her. The aircraft's tailfin looks like it's been chewed on by Rufus- the rear half is gone, and the remaining portion is badly damaged. A cloud of hydraulic fluid hangs behind the stricken jet, and below, a debris cluster falls to the ocean. “Missile hit?” You cry, pulling your rifle free and scanning for airborne threats. Katsumi shakes her head. “Couldn't have been! The air force didn't report anything and it couldn't have been surface launched!”The pilots look like they're struggling to control the jet, and the continual loss of their hydraulic fluid can't be helping that. The debris back there looks pretty dangerous, but if you don't do something, everybody on this thing is dead.  Stay on Kat. That was a missile, they're after her.  Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure! Other! (write in!)
>>25249820> Stay on Kat. That was a missile, they're after her.KONSTANTINA HAS APPEARED
>>25249820 Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!People are in danger! Go and save them little Corgi witch!
>>25249816> Stay on Kat. That was a missile, they're after her.that airliner can make it back to the airport if she does not take another hit
>>25249820> Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!No fucking way that level of damage was caused by mechanical failure, that said, we can't just leave these people to die.
>>25249820>Kat, can you see if you can plug up their hydraulics or something? I'll cover youWatch her and hopefully help the jet. Also, send out a distress call over the radio
>>25249857change this to>>25249861
>>25249820> Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!try to plug it up, but keep your eyes peeled, theres some weird shit going on.
>>25249820>[x] Stay on Kat. That was a missile, they're after her.
>>25249857They can't actually.This is before that huge JAL plane crash due to loss of hydralics.A improperly wielded section of the pressure bulkhead destroyed the hydraulic lines at the rear, resulting in TOTAL hydraulic failure.This is just about exactly like that situation unless the leak is plugged.
>>25249857Yeah no.>>25249820>but if you don't do something, everybody on this thing is dead.
>>25249919>>25249930I changed it look up
>>25249820> Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!Have Kat cover us and scan for enemies
>>25249816> Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!
>>25249861Seconding this one.
>>25249820[X] Stay on Kat. That was a missile, they're after her. The airport is near the water so at worst it should be able to make a water landing.
>>25249861This. Cover the princess!
>>25250030>water landing>at worsta water landing is the worst thing an airliner pilot can hope for...
>>25250030you do realise that the passengers of a plane are better off flying into the side of a mountain at 300+ knots than attempting a water landing right?
>>25250078and even that's assuming they've got enough hydraulic pressure to control a 747
>>25249820> Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!We didn't hear an explosion, which we would have if it was missile.
>>25249820>[X] Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!
>>25250030>Capt. Chisame "Rain" Shimazu>RainAre those hands of hers burning red?Does their loud cry tell her......to grasp happiness?
>>25249919>>25249820Come to think about it, this sound almost exactly like the conditions of JAL Flight 123.
>>25250136she gets better katana samurai units
>>25250154And still gets steamrolled by my massive stacks of cheap-as-fuck Ashigaru.Problem, lesser clans?
>>25250143JAL Flight 123 was in '85, though. So, 4 years before the quest's "present day".
>>25250178>implying 1-turn matchlocks off the bat aren't betterProblem, heretics?
>>25250195The flight was also out of Tokyo international airport so it's obviously not.It's similar enough though. That the plane is also JAL means that repairs on this one could have been sloppy as well. I believe it was a number of years before they managed to inspect and properly repair all their remaining planes in the wake of the incident.
>>25250212>implying that isn't total bullshit>implying the Otomo had any historical significance beyond their early adoption of ChristianityThe Oda were one of the first clans to get big into firearms and the Otomo mostly stayed in their own turf rather than get involved in the fighting. Yes, I fucking mad that they throw out historical accuracy just so they can have a gimmicky DLC faction.
>>25250178>2013>Using an ashigaru coreYou can literally beat a yari ashigaru core with a katana cavalry core if you play it right. I want you to think about that.Ashigaru make a great anvil, a great auxiliary, and great flank defense, but you can't use them as your main striking force.
>>25250348You can if you also have another 2 fully filled ashigaru armies.An ashigaru army never marches alone.
>>25250348>but you can't use them as your main striking force.History says otherwise.And historical successes supersede what works in a vidya.
>>25250389>an ashigaru army never marches aloneThis was my happiest sight in FotS playing as Choshu. DEM KIHETAI
>>25250401Only if you're not talking about the vidya in question. Which >>25250348 clearly is.
>>25250348>implying I ever fight my enemies when they know I'm comingI almost always play with a friend, and we bait and switch our foes. He draws attention, I move in with my Ashigaru and jack cities while the enemy is distracted.Also >>25250389And they're Oda Ashigaru, so they get a flat boost across the board. It's not much, but it makes them better than their standard counterparts.
>>25250343I know historically they were, but in game the firearms are so far down the damn tree. Playing Otomo is hilarious because>low-level firelock spam!>dat morale hit
>>25249820>[X] Drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!A civilian passenger jet is more important.
[x] drop back, see if you can't do something to plug up one hydraulic line! That was mechanical failure!Kat's already calling it in, and a general air-defense warning has gone out- just in case. There's not much you can honestly do if this thing loses all it's controls, it's just too damned big. But, you can maybe keep it from losing everything. These big civilian birds, they're built for capacity and safety, and have multiple redundant systems. As long as they still have one hydraulic system, they should be able to limp back, though it won't be a fun ride. Let's see Frank do this! You think, dropping back away from Katsumi. “Kat! I'm dropping back!” You call out, letting the airliner gain some lead space on you and then closing from above and behind. “If we can't plug up one of these lines-”“It'll be one twenty three all over again.” Katsumi responds. “The rest of the squadron's getting in the air, and we've got a pair of navy witches diverting to help out, but they're too far to do much good. What do you see?” Working on a badly damaged airliner's tail as the crew slowly loses control isn't exactly your idea of a good time, but it is interesting as all hell. Exciting to boot. “Two of these lines are gone!” You call back. “One's maybe savable if I had some tools, and the other's... I can't even find it.” you inch closer, mindful of the jagged debris. 1/2
So do we have any word on when the next Tank Witches is happening?
“So you've got one line? Hang on, I'm on the way.” Kat returns. She joins you, staying just above the hydraulic fluid cloud. You join her, shaking your head. “I can see the lines, and I can probably fix them,” You start “But there's no way in there, not wearing strikers. One of the lines looks ok, like you could patch it up with parts of the others, but I don't know how long it'd hold, and we don't have what we need anyway.”“How bad are the other three?” Kat asks. You shrug. “Two of them are shot all to hell. The last, I couldn't even find. It's just the one, or we can't do anything.”“And that hole's too small to get into wearing strikers. Ok,” Kat says, nodding, and handing you her rifle and sword. “I'll jettison my strikers, then go in there and patch it up. No sweat.” Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.  I'll stay right here, then. Don't take too long or the fun will wear off!
>>25250892> Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.
>>25250892> Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.I need a heroI'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the nightHe's gotta be strongAnd he's gotta be fastAnd he's gotta be fresh from the fightI need a heroI'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning lightHe's gotta be sureAnd it's gotta be soonAnd he's gotta be larger than life
>>25250879Whenever Mouse gets the time. Last I heard he'd been shoved into a treadmill to power an Abrams as a replacement power plant..
>>25250892 Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.
>>25250892>[x] Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.If shit happens it's better for the more experienced witch in the air.
>>25250892[x] Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.
>>25250892> Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.besides you are a princess. Not supposed to get dirty.
>>25250658Yeah, I just get buttmad about it.I'm not usually very weeaboo, but within the limited context of Jap history, I'm kind of an Odaboo. I mean, Nobunaga did SO MUCH for the unification, but of the Three Great Unifiers, he's always the one who gets shit on, always portrayed as a raving psychopath. He was far from a nice guy, in fact he was incredibly ruthless, but his ruthlessness was always targeted, always pointed at the precise point where it NEEDED to be applied to get shit done. He did the dirty work, and he gets shit on for it.>>25250892>[x] Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.
>>25251106I always liked Hideyoshi. Came up from nothing and all that>>25250892> Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.
>>25251106indeed and they seem to ignore the fact he set up the frame work that the other two used very well. I suppose his ruthless-ness makes him villain fodder. I'm trying to think of what western figures that got overly villainized undeservely.
>>25251191Depending on your definition of "undeservedly" there's quite a few
>>25251191The only one who comes anywhere close to that amount of vilification is Cao Cao, another asian.
>>25250892> Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.No way are we letting her do that. Imperial House Agency would get our head on a plate for endangering the Princess like that.
>>25251165Yeah, Hideyoshi was a damn cool dude too.Really all three Great Unifiers were awesome in their own way, and their skills formed a perfect "balanced party" as it were.>you are now picturing them sitting around playing D&D
>>25251268He was similarly ruthless (in fact the various Orochi Warriors games point it out), but he had a good amount of common sense, and an undiscriminating eye for talent. Not like Shu's leeroy jenkins rush to ruin.
>>25251191>>25251231>>25251268John of England gets a lot of shit that he in no way deserves, thanks to Robin Hood.
>>25251307apparently there was a saying: "Nobunaga pounds the national rice cake, Hideyoshi kneads it, and in the end Ieyasu sits down and eats it."Although I find it more amusing imagining them playing Lo5R>>25251340John wasn't bad iirc, he was just inept
>>25251326Ruthless with a purpose and actually loyal (I believe). He never actually usurped the title within his lifetime.
>>25250892[X] Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.The only one risking their neck is the one who knows what to do.
>>25251356>he was just ineptI think it was more just really bad luck. And the other saying for the Three is "Nobunaga kills the songbird if it does not sing, Hideyoshi will get it a mate to convince it to sing, and Ieyasu will wait until it does sing."
>>25251340>>25251356>>25251427Decent article on John:http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/john_01.shtml
>>25251427It didn't help that his brother Richard got all the glory/fame while all that John got was the responsibility to keep the country running (which required taxes) with Richard's crusading going around.
>>25251617Yeah, Richard was a fucking dick.He was too busy killing mudslimes to do anything actually good for his country. But everybody loves him for no readily apparent reason.
>>25250892> Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go.Yes, let the Imperial Princess do the death-defying stunt, I'm sure that'll go over well.
>>25251651>no readily apparent reason>killing mudslimessure they won't admit it but everyone knows why people like him.
>>25251680Another reason is that he was never there to fuck anything up.
>>25251651Its because he was played by Sean Connery duh.And because history is written to paint the winners as right while the losers are wrong.
>>25251617Wasn't Richard also held hostage so they had to pay his ransom too?
[X] Like hell you will. I'm smaller and I've already seen the damage. Let me go. You shake your head, shoving her equipment back at her and handing her your own rifle. “I”m smaller and I've already seen the damage.” You state. “Plus, I'm a Bishop! We're too stupid to be afraid till after it's over. Just ask Frank. You really could do better than like him, you know. And you're a bad liar. Why would you like him anyway? He's just a big dumb squid. Anyway, here I go!” You dive in on the stricken airliner- now headed north- flaring at the last second and dumping your strikers. The pair of units sputter and die as the magical energy feeding them is suddenly cut off, and you let out a small yelp as your skin hits the ice cold skin of the jet. “Jessica? You ok?” Kat sounds worried. That's sweet of her, but you know what you're doing. Kinda. Maybe. Ok, no, not really, not at all, but you're not gonna let anyone know that. As far as they need to know, you do this kind of thing all the time! “I'm fine!” You call back, worming your way into the jet's innards. Thankfully, this thing is huge, but it was never designed for people in here. Of course, it looks like the designers never really meant for it to suffer a catastrophic failure back here either, so that point is totally ignorable. The two most damaged lines are totally dry, but you've always carried a multitool, and it only takes a few minutes to strip off the parts you need and plug the worst of the leaks in the line, securing some of it in place with strips cut from your Marine corps witches' blouse, which, as far as you're concerned, makes this the best damn aircraft in the JAL's inventory. 1/2
Kat stays in constant contact with you, relaying with the pilots, who say their #2 line's pressure is low, but it's stabilizing, and they're able to keep some control, even if they're having to control yaw through differential throttle settings. Most of that flies over your head, but the important part is they didn't lose their controls. You tuck the leatherman tool into the top of your skivvies- having cut your shirt apart, you realize it's damn cold up here. You have to squirm and twist and be really thankful your folks insisted on gymnastics to get out, and the first blast of air reminds you to put up a shield- which is really taxing without a focus, and you can't maintain it long, but it's there. “Done!” You exclaim, poking your head and shoulders up above the level of the fuselage's skin. Up above, Katsumi and two unfamiliar witches- new friends! You think- are holding a formation. One of them shouts a warning that's lost on you, but you manage to turn enough to catch the flying piece of debris mostly with your shoulder and back. Which, you think, as your vision starts tunneling down, is good, damn thing probably would have decapitated you. Still, the shock of the hit knocks you free from your precarious perch, causing you to cut your stomach and legs badly on the jagged edges of the tailfin as you fall clear. Honestly, you think. Honestly? This is bullshit. You're barely aware of the arms that catch you, or Kat's voice yelling for you to stay awake, focus, she's got you. You can't suppress a grin as consciousness fades. She's got really nice boobs.
>>25251807Can a helicopter actually do that?
>>25251763easily another factor, one that could be summed up as Richard's Crusade boner screwing over england for a time.>>25251651>>25251680>>25251710It might have been a bit of muslim slaying but I think it's more the fact crusaders were generally played up as heroes even if they were bankrupting countries doing so a 'glorious hero fighting for europe' sounds far better than 'politician who had to tax heavy to fix things'
>She's got really nice boobs.Both funny and relevant to my interests.
>>25251845I dunno about that particular one, but I know that some helicopters can go inverted, if only for a few seconds
>>25251845It can if batshit lunatic Australians are piloting it.
>>25251845for incredibly brief amounts of time
And that's it for the night!as always, I hope you guys enjoyed this change of pace, We may see more of this kind of thing in the future. We'll be back next week! till then lads!
>>25251807>>25251837"And that darling is how I rescued you little sister and saved a plane full of trash. Now make love to me you dreaded butcher you!"
>>25251909Ghost, was this based of JAL 123?
>>25251909Frank, Jake and Rex are going to go COMPLETELY APESHIT when they hear this.
>>25251837If this was somehow an enemy action Fronk is going to have to do incredible amounts of asskicking post-haste...also, Jess seems very intent on making fun of Frank...methinks thou dost protest too much, little sister
>>25251924The princess already mentioned the123 already happened.
>>25251909>We just saved a fucking 747...that was pretty fuckin metalThanks for the run Ghost!
>>25251924Roughly. 747 tailstrike accident related pressure failures came up in a discussion recently. I was considering it being based off of CAL 611, but that wouldn't do anything except traumatize Jessica, and what point is there in that?
Anyone else thinking about gunning for Katsumi?
>>25252026oh you know PTSD moe!
>>25252026>747 tailstrike accident related pressure failures came up in a discussion recently.It amuses me (in a good way) that this was an actual conversation you had recently>>25252047She's currently on the other side of a very big ocean
Hey, I asked this last time but what's up with Finland in this universe and time? Are they NATO, PACT, non-aligned?
>>25252062I get the impression Frank and Co would be returning to the japanese theater.That and there's those nutters who seem insistant on going after an enemy.
>>25252099ohh thats ice.
>>25252117I said currently>>25252099>icemelting.pngI love you Decu
>>25252047Heh, I'm a Katya fan, but I wouldn't mind a Katsumi.
>>25252149I'm a fan of all the girls and a supporter of Nixon's outreach programyou know the one were he has frank dress up real nice and spend time with witches that make a considerable donation to the government.
>>25252134Think it was a commission
>>25252217It was. Doesn't change how cute it is
>>25252149Same, Katsumi seems like the type that would not mind sharing...
>>25252104Technically non-aligned, but they're busily re-waging the winter war. PACT forces didn't devote too much energy to the northern theater, and Finland's been busily wrecking their shit.
>>25252356>re-waging the winter warOh Finland
>>25252356We need a side story of this one day
>>25253240Well, if you want to write one, let me know! I've been meaning to get together all my world notes and release them for people who want to write!