A bit late, but we're still good for VALKRIAN MERCS QUEST!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/Jr8bbA3LDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles or http://valkyria.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyria_WikiYou are JAGER STURMFUHRER, leader of the fledgling mercenary company DEMONS OF RANDGRIZ. In addition to fighting Imps for money and vengeance, you have your own private mission to hunt down Karla, your former fiance who sided with the Imperials and destroyed your home.You first arrived in the Federation nation of Albion to help defend it against a possible amphibious attack. However, your boots barely hit the deck before you were assigned a mission to break up a spy ring. However, through a chain of extraordinary events, you not only smashed the spy ring apart, but also managed to capture an Imperial u-boat (mostly) intact, and figh off an Imperial amphibious invasion by defeating their leader, Belkan Knight Sir Fleisher.You then moved on to Ustio, where you helped the beleaguered defenders fend off an Imperial offensive and stage a counterattack ending with the defeat of the Knight leading the Imperial forces in the area, breaking the back of the Imperial offensive.You then returned to Gallia to help the Loyalists fight the GRA and rescue Archduchess Cordelia. You also finally decided to move on from your past and start a relationship with your longtime friend and XO, Sam. Now, you've been recruited by Lynch to destroy two Valkrur superweapons. You already managed to destroy Stonehenge, and all that is left is Excalibur.Oh, and you asked Sam to marry you, and she accepted. Nothing possibly bad can happen from this, right?You're now participating in the Federations offensive into Belka, in an attempt to take pressure off the main offensive in the Round Table, as well as destroy Excalibur.(cont)
Rolled 7I'm here at least
>>26219858Howdy Merc! Ready when you are.
>>26219858Unfortunately, the Belkans aren't exactly going to let you waltz into their home and wreck their stuff. At least not without a fight. You've managed to penetrate the Belkan border and make some good headway into the county itself, and you're near your first objective, the town of Fardan.Already, the Belkans are scrambling to organize a response force to counter your push. You can see at least two or three companies worth of armor massing outside the town, every individual tank painted in bright heraldry and iconography. The Federation forces pause for a brief second. Even though they were veterans, compared to the fighting prowess of the Belkan Knights, they might as well be green recruits. No Federation force had ever gone head to head against an equal force of Knights and won, at least not without serious losses."Plan, sir?" Julia asks, Fenrir's engines rumbling anticipation.>The Feds need some inspiration. CHARGE!>We can't take on all that alone. Stay in formation.>Other
>>26220008>We can't take on all that alone. Stay in formation.Think we can get everyone to go hull down to brace, or maybe try a quickly set up ambush?
>>26220008>We can't take on all that alone. Stay in formation.Let's play it safe.
>>26220008>OtherCall in a Buzzbomb.
>>26220008>We can't take on all that alone. Stay in formation.>Show yourself while aboard Fenrir. Show your peers that you are not afraid to do battle with the knights."Men and women of the Federation: Do you want to live forever!?"
>>26220056Not yet. We might still need that.
>>26220008>OtherIs there a knight around? Duel and Punch him
>>26220108I think we have a lot of knights around...
Rolled 9>>26220008>OtherGet on Headcase's speaker system:"Hello Karla's men. My name is JAGER STRUMFURER and out of all the invasions I've been a part of, this is my favorite one. And I only have one thing to say, THIS! IS! MY! BOOMSTICK!"*fires 122mm*
>>26220108I don't think that's going to work again.
>>26220056that's our nuclear option lets save it for now
>>26220056>>26220099Honestly, I actually am thinking call in the buzzbomb. Better to use it and have something worse show up later, than to not use it and it ends up being never used. And this is bad enough I agree with the proposal.[X] Use the buzzbomb(Quick note, I'm this guy >>26220048 and so already voted for 'Stay in Formation' too.)
>>26220108Let's challenge the leader of this lot. Perhaps that would give the Feds the morale boost that they aparently need.
>>26220225I think that's liable to get us shot in the face by an Imperial, non-Belkan sniper. Or Imperial, non-Belkan tank. Or something else bad. Seriously, I think the Imperials are tired of us pulling that sort of stunt.
>>26220008"Even I know when a plan is too stupid to work." You frown. "Julia, Headcase, we're going to hold position here. I want everybody else to disembark from the Growler and get to cover. Try and take out any tanks if you can, but don't take any big risks.""Risk? I don't even know what that word means." Ramirez says confidently."Ha ha, you know what I mean.""Okay, so who's day are we going to ruin?" Julia asks, just itching to fire off her 122mm cannon again.You gaze into the distance. There's a LOT of tanks to choose from. At this range, a 76 or even an 88mm gun would have trouble hitting, much less punching through front armor, but you've got a 122mm...Taking out a knight would certainly be a big morale boost. Taking out a knight in one of the heaviest Imp tanks would be a HUGE morale boost.>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.>Aim for a Medium. It's a bit easier to kill.>Play it safe and go for a Light.>Other
>>26220008>>We can't take on all that alone. Stay in formation.Make a speech. Raise some morale for the Ustian tankers.
>>26220259>>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.Demoralize them.
>>26220259>>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.
>>26220259>>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.Show 'em we mean business. Always punch out the biggest dude.
Rolled 13>>26220259>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.Also say this when firing:>>26220184
>>26220259>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.kabooom!
>>26220259>Aim for a Heavy.Julia, make us a miracle.
>>26220259>Aim for a Medium. It's a bit easier to kill.Let's test the waters on the gun before going for the big leagues.
>>26220259>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.It nothing else, we can say our gun is bigger than theirs.
>>26220259>>Aim for a Heavy. Biggest bang for the buck.Big boom
>>26220259Ramirez take out those tanks with your trench knife!
>>26220352Come on dude, we want to give the Imps SOME chance
I can't help but feel that /tg/ might be getting over-reliant on getting lucky on the dice. No offense guys.
>>26220352Wow wow, lets not go OVERKILL here, even a buzzbomb would be mercy compared to that.
>>26220358Ramirez: "I know something you do not know... I am not left handed!"
>>26220259You scan the armor line for targets, and you find the perfect one. It's a big, gaudy thing, looking like all of its armor plating was replaced with gold and making it shine like a miniature second sun. If anything, you had to destroy it for sensible tank designs everywhere."Julia, see that big shiny fucker over there? End him, please.""With pleasure." Julia says with a predatory grin."Hey guys, don't leave me out!" Headcase says, turning his vehicle to target the gold tank as well.>roll 2d20
Rolled 13, 17 = 30>>26220431
Rolled 9, 6 = 15>>26220431
Rolled 1, 12 = 13>>26220431
Rolled 1, 20 = 21>>26220431BOOM BOOM
>>26220446Wrenloft don't stop.>>26220460You cannot be serious.
Rolled 17, 2 = 19>>26220460"Hey Julia, are you sure it fired?""I dunno, may *BOOM* ah, there it goes"
>>26220399>Left handedDon't you know what happened last ime?
>>26220446With a deafening boom, the Fenrir's 122mm cannon hurls its deadly payload across the field, breaking the awkward silence between the two opposing forces. It's followed a split second later by Kilroy's smaller, but no less intense cannon report. Both shells fly through the air towards the gold tank.However, over this distance, even the best gunner can have a bit of difficulty. Julia's shot arcs through the air, but it's clear she aimed a tad bit too low. The shell impacts directly on the tank's front plate, causing the entire vehicle to shudder, but it otherwise looks intact. Headcase's round follows up, striking the turret and shearing the main cannon off. And then something happens nobody expects.The tank goes into reverse.The effect is immediate. Spurred on, the Federation tankers start firing as well, showering the Belkan line with shells and explosions, You even see a few light and medium tanks get blown apart in the barrage. The Belkans, realizing they just had the initiative stolen from them, start firing back as well and the whole thing starts turning into a slugfest.You're left wondering what to do now. >Jump on Fenrir and go into the fray!>Stay with the rest of your squad and try to support the Feds.>See if you can try and flank the Belkan line.>Other
>>26220709>>Stay with the rest of your squad and try to support the Feds.We're essentially elite special forces. We go where the main force needs help.
Rolled 7, 1 = 8>>26220709>>See if you can try and flank the Belkan line.
>>26220709>Jump on Fenrir and go into the fray!DRIVE ME CLOSER!
>>26220709>>See if you can try and flank the Belkan line.We got them shocked, now lets put the hurt on them.
>>26220709>>See if you can try and flank the Belkan line.Flanking is usually a great idea in a lot of situations.
>>26220709>>See if you can try and flank the Belkan line.Flanking is always a good idea
>>26220709>See if you can try and flank the Belkan line.Keep fire on them with Headcase, though.
>>26220709>Stay with the rest of your squad and try to support the Feds.And on that, day, the mighty Belkan Knights *ran*.>and sammerceAnd Sam was merciful, apparently.
>>26220549Never start a land war in Asia?Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line?
Rolled 19, 8 = 27>>26220709Flanking maneuvers! Light tanks with me!Also, should we buzz bomb?
>>26220857Never let the special forces guy shoot left handed
It's like Merc remembered how much we didn't like the Ustians and started making them cool.
>>26220865save the bomb
>>26220888Cool how? all they did was start firing after we did.
>>26220865I'd be down for dropping the bomb but I think general consensus is to save it.
>>26220926i never said it was a bad thing
Rolled 2, 18 = 20this is >>26220865, change my mind, save it
>>26220865>buzz bomb?No. And don't roll unless asked to.Merc gets confused. Before we almost got screwed over from him mistaking a roll when he didn't ask for it.
>>26220934>>26220865Lets not waste something we have one of.
>>26220923These guys seem way more competent than the regular feds. It's probably the updated gear.
>>26220709"Headcase, go hull down and go to town on that armor. Make sure they don't try and cut us off or anything." You say."Got it, sir." Headcase says, though you can barely hear him over that infernal music he's blasting over his speakers now."Demons," You say, "remount on the Growler. We're going to try and flank these bastards.""Let's do this." Sam grins, leaping up beside you on the Fenrir.""You should stay on the Growler Sam." You frown."Hey, we're engaged now. Don't you dare tell me not to stick with you!" Sam retorts.>You got a point.>We're soldiers right now. Stay in the Growler. That's an order.>Other
>>26221058As you wish
>>26221058Ohhhhhhhhhh god.>Other"Alright, but stay close."
>>26221058>>We're soldiers right now. Stay in the Growler. That's an order.
>>26221058>>You got a point.
>>26221058>We're soldiers right now. Stay in the Growler. That's an order.To much infantry on the tank will make us a nice target.
>>26221058>>We're soldiers right now. Stay in the Growler. That's an order.This is not a romantic situation, we have to keep our personal life and our professional life separate.
>>26221058>>We're soldiers right now. Stay in the Growler. That's an order.I don't like saying it, but yeah...
>>26221058>Other: "Have s little faith, Sam. I need you to take that flank!"
>>26221058We should bring one lancer with us and leave one with Headcase. If Sam wants to join, so long as Isolde is staying with Headcase, that's fine>You got a point.
Okay, I'm going to bed. If I wake up to find out that Sam got killed, I will be VERY cross.
>>26221058>You got a point.
>>26221078This. We ain't pissing off Sam; could lead to trouble.
Rolled 7, 17, 2 = 26>>26221058"Sam, I love you and all." You say, kissing her on the forehead. "But when we're on mission, we're soldiers and we'll act like it. You'll do more good in the Growler.""Right..." Sam sighs and hops off.To be honest, you knew Fenrir was going to be a huge target, and she'd be at a bigger risk if she was on it, but you didn't have the heart to tell her that openly.Headcase starts laying down covering fire as the Fenrir and Growler speed along trying to find a gap in the line.>roll 1d20
>>26221447don't jinx us like that
Guys... relationship and work stays apart.
It'd be better if the whole climbing on a damn tank option didn't win as what good would a shocktropper do on it? They can't take tankshells as well as a Lancer.
>>26221595Anon, nobody can really eat tank shells. IMO bringing a Lancer along to assault armor would've been a good idea, but not because her armor allows her to eat 75mm
>>26221595I'm assuming we're going to act as a spotter for Julia and take care of any enemy lancers that try to fuckup our paint job.
>>26221652perhaps not, but Lancers in the game take much less damage from mines, tank shells, lancer rounds than most other units, but the downside is that they're not as well defended against rifles/machine guns.
>>26221518Unfortunately, it seems like the Belkans had some suspicions about you pulling this sort of play. Almost immediately, a pair of medium tanks pulls away from the main group to engage you. They're still quite a ways off, but you can see the shells already falling around you.>Have Fenrir engage them while the Growler continues on.>Have Fenrir distract them while your troops dismount to engage as well.>Other
Rolled 15>>26221876>Have Fenrir distract them while your troops dismount to engage as well.
Rolled 10>>26221876>>Have Fenrir engage them while the Growler continues on.
>>26221876>>Have Fenrir distract them while your troops dismount to engage as well.Everyone, get the hell out!
>>26221876>>Have Fenrir engage them while the Growler continues on.
>>26221876>>Have Fenrir engage them while the Growler continues on.Julia, time to do what you love!"I like the big ones, don't you?"
>>26221876>Have Fenrir engage them while the Growler continues on.Julia and headcase should be able to mop up two mediums quick enough for us to catch up afterwards.
>>26222025headcase is holding the line though, isn't he? I don't know whether we're in range for him>>26221876>Have Fenrir distract them while your troops dismount to engage as well.Clean them up quick so we can continue on the warpath
>>26222125If there is one thing tank destroyers have its range plus with the mediums turned to engage us they have their side armor exposed.
Rolled 9, 16 = 25>>26221876"Stig, keep going! Me and Julia will handle these guys!" You order. The Growler then peels away, being sure to always keep the Fenrir between it and the approaching tanks."Okay Julia, show me what you've got." You say.>roll 1d20
>>26222169More like I don't know if his position allows him to shoot/how far we've gone. If he can shoot, aces, but I'm not counting on it til Merc says one way or the other
Rolled 3>>26222196kill it
>>26222220Wrenloft never stahp
Rolled 2>>26222236When Julia's potential would have been clutch.Damn it Wren loft!
>>26222251roll 4...doesn't count sadly
Rolled 15>>262222131d20 = 1 tank
>>26222220The medium tanks fire first. One of them, a tank painted in reds and blues, takes a shot, but he misjudges just how fast the Fenrir is and the shell lands harmlessly behind the tank, showering you with dirt and grass. The second one, a tank painted white with a green trim, is a bit luckier, bounding a shell off the Fenrir's front armor, causing the entire vehicle to shudder and your teeth to chatter.Julia's reply is short and to the point. The 122mm cannon booms and suddenly the red and blue tank just disappears in a cloud of smoke and dirt. When the dust settles, all that's left is a crater flanked by a pair of burning treads.Undaunted, the second medium tank continues to close distance, firing as it comes.>Continue to charge. You can soak the shot, he can't.>Back up. Even his gun can do some serious damage up close.>Other
>>26222717could we stop and aim for a better shot or would that be a stupid thing to do here?
>>26222717>Once the shell is loaded, stop movement to aim, start moving again after firingTank tactics, for the win!Though seriously, if we HAVE to move somewhere, back up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80XAJKqRU9kSome battle music
>>26222751I second this.The enemy tank already fired, and we already started reloading.
>>26222816Wait a second, wasn't Usitia 'not-spain'?
>>26222901>*UstioFuck i need sleep
>>26222901Sapin (In Ramirez's backstory) is not!Spain.Ustio is Greece + Italy with some stuff from Switzerland.
>>26222717>>Continue to charge. You can soak the shot, he can't.
>>26222901It was not!Italy mixed with some not!Balkans and not!Switzerland
Rolled 1>>26222717You don't even have to tell Julia what to do. She knows her stuff. She immediately slams the brakes, grinding Fenrir to a screeching halt. Even in the midst of battle, she find the time to take careful aim before firing.>roll 1d20
Rolled 4>>26223151and the enemy's gun explodes on its own
Rolled 18>>2622317118 vs 1 Owch.
Federation>Yuktobania = Germany>Osea = France>Albion = Britain>Ustio = Italy + GreeceNeutral>Emmeria = America>Gallia = Switzerland + BelgiumImperial>Belka = Prussia(?)
>>26223239I was always under the impression that the Imperials were not!Germany+not!Russia
>>26223171"POP! Goes the turret!"
>>26223239Gallia has a bit of Netherlands in it too
>>26223239>>Belka = Prussia(?)Belka is pretty much Belka, but with tanks instead of jets.
>>26223239Two of these aren't taken from Ace Combat. Granted one of them is Gallia but I'm still somewhat disappointed.>>26223312It is, mostly. Belka is just one of the vassal states.
>>26223343no man. she curved the shell into the radiator
>>26223416Though I wonder if it went through the ammo rack and into another tank?
>>26223382Give it time for jets to catch on
>>26223171The medium tank again manages to fire first, but due to some weird twist of fate, the shell actually bounces off the front of Fenrir's armor, and ricochets directly back at the tank that fired it with enough force to dent its turret in.Julia isn't even phased when she fires her return shot, blowing the medium tank to countless bits."Great shooting, Julia!" You grin and key your radio. "Sam, what's your situation?">roll 1d20
Rolled 14>>26223449So what jets would the Gallian Air Force use, I wonder? Would they be like Belka in the games and use a little bit of everything?>>26223597
>>26223597Well that made perfect sense.
>>26223625The situation looks to be good enough.
>>26223625"We're already in the town!" Sam says. "We can push in now, or we can wait for you to catch up.">You go on ahead. Fenrir will be more effective out here.>Wait up, we'll catch up to you.>Other
>>26223735>>Wait up, we'll catch up to you.
>>26223735>>Wait up, we'll catch up to you.Hold that position to get a foothold for our next attack.
>>26223735>>Wait up, we'll catch up to you.Having a heavy tank behind you is not a great idea and can't be ignored.
>>26223735>Wait up, we'll catch up to you.Don't want to leave them with their pants down, even if Fenrir ain't the best in a city fight
>>26223735>Wait up, we'll catch up to you.
>>26223735"Wait up, Sam, we'll catch up to you." You say, motioning for Julia to make a beeline for the town. In the distance, you can hear Headcase's cannon continue to boom, and you see quite a few burning tank carcasses to show for it. You're now too far to really be able to see the main battle, but the constant explosions and cannon reports indicate it's still going fiercely. Fortunately for you, it seems like those two medium tanks were trying to glory hog, and didn't report your position to the rest of the army.You see the Growler and the rest of the Demons huddled up inside a drainage ditch just outside the town. The see you approach and wave you down."So what's the situation?" You ask."No contact so far. They probably didn't have a lot of time to dig in, but we can't discount the possibility of Imps inside the town ready to ambush." Sam says."Whatever the case, there don't seem to be any watching the perimeter." Tarin points out."That could just mean they're not expecting us to be here so soon." Heloise shrugs. >We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.>We'll hit the Imps first, then hit the town.>Other
>>26224445>We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.Even if we are ambushed, towns offer many defensive opportunities.
>>26224445>>We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.Secure someplace we can fall back to if they counter-attack.
>>26224445>We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.don't let them drag us into house fighting
>>26224445>>We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.
>>26224445>We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.The sooner we consolidate our position, thebetter.
>>26224445>>We'll take the town first, then hit the Imps from behind.Outflanking is king
>Albion = Britain>Emmeria = AmericaHow about Cascadia as NotCanada? Although if this is "not WW2" then Canada would be sparsely populated and still considered part of Britain>The medium tank again manages to fire first, but due to some weird twist of fate, the shell actually bounces off the front of Fenrir's armor, and ricochets directly back at the tank that fired it with enough force to dent its turret in.Shit, this actually happened to me once at the archery range. The targets have metal shutters that cover them when not in use to keep out the rain. Well I missed the target, my arrow hit one of the hinges and went *SKPANG* and came flying back at me end first.
>>26224641More like queen. King would be destroying the supply lines.
>>26224718this isn't the sort of deep operation that'd let us do that though. This is more a smash and...well, smash mission
>>26224445"Okay, we'll take the town. That'll be sure to put a red hot poker up their asses." You nod. You then survey the town yourself for a bit. It's nothing too special, just a rather large town of probably a few thousand people. Old brick and mortar, with small narrow streets that were never designed to handle tanks rolling through them.>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.>Fenrir goes in first to protect our infantry.>Other
>>26224718I guess then the knight is having a superior position and the page is suppress and maneuver?
>>26224770>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.
>>26224770>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.Our tanks are awesome and all, but a lance in the back is still gonna be devastating.
>>26224715The general naming scheme is taking a name from AC, aside from Albion.And I kinda doubt not!Canada will be relevant now. We're in the last act of the quest.>>26224770>>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.
>>26224770>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.Standard urban combat procedure. Never. Ever. Leave the tank unsupported.
>>26224770>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.The Russians proved that all infantry needs to take out a tank is a rag, a match, and some vodka.
>>26224770>>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.
>>26224770>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.SOP
>>26224770>Infantry go in first to make sure there aren't any surprises for our armor.Follow the manual, it says it for a reason.
>>26224861You mean the Finns.
>>26224816In fact, not!Canada as you know it doesn't exist. Emmeria encompasses the whole damn continent.Essentially it's a "what if the US actually kicked Canada's ass in 1812".
>>26224804Works good for me. Though I wonder what artillery would count as?
>>26224890Was it the Finns? The Finns then.
>>26224893THEIR MAPLE SYRUP IS OURS! OURS!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA
>>26224893Jesus. That would be insane given the amount of oil in Canada.
>>26224951He who owns the maple syrup owns the world. Their pancakes will never be as good as ours, how could they ever hope to defeat us in battle?!
>>26224917>>26224890>The pact with the Nazis bearing Molotov's name, which secretly stated the Soviet intention to invade Finland in November 1939, was widely mocked by the Finns, as well as much of the propaganda Molotov produced to accompany it, including his declaration on Soviet state radio that bombing missions over Finland were actually airborne humanitarian food deliveries for their starving neighbors. The Finns, far from starving and engaged in a bitter war for national survival with the Soviet forces, sarcastically dubbed the Soviet cluster bombs "Molotov bread baskets" in reference to Molotov's propaganda broadcasts. When the hand-held bottle firebomb was developed to attack Soviet tanks, the Finns called it the "Molotov cocktail", as "a drink to go with the food".And Molotovs stopped being effective against tanks once people realized how to protect their engines.
Rolled 14>>26224893Not!Quebec called. They still want their independence.Merde!
>>26224893Wait even Not!Mexico? Since to have the full continent one would need it and the Central America nations.
>>26225063>>26224893Maybe it was "Upper Canada joins forces with the US to kick out the French.>>26224992Yeah crikey. The combined industrial output of Not!North America under one banner would be pretty nuts.
Fuck... I hope after pulling a Dick Winters on those guns that we're not playing out the Carantan episode from Band of Brothers. We take the town. Imps retreat. Then they shell the everliving shit out of our position.
Okay, sorry for the delay guys, but post should be coming shortly.
>>26225226Yep, Not!Mexico too. But South America is pretty much Erusea, a semi-unified coalition of South American states whose common goal is to not get its shit kicked in by Emmeria.Essentially, Emmeria is what happens if the US never really got out of its Manifest Destiny phase, and Erusea is what happens if Bolivar actually managed to unite South America.
Errrr, Merc? Remember that thing I sent you over the email? I rewrote it because I found some problems with it I didn't like. Can you check it out when you have the opportunity to?
>>26225842Did you get... thatthingIsent'cha?
>>26224770"Alright everybody, you know the drill." You say, leaping off Fenrir and getting your feet back on solid ground. "Tarin and Brillant up front to scout ahead. Ramirez, Heloise, and Arthur stick with the Growler and cover the rear. Everybody else in between. We're going to do this by the book and clear this town block by block.""Yes sir!" Everybody affirms.You all move forward slowly and carefully. However, you don't see anything odd, other than the the occasional swish of curtains, or the pitter patter of fleeing civilians.It was unnerving.Something wasn't quite right in this town.>roll 1d20
>>26226043THEY RIGGED IT TO BLOWRUN FOR YOUR LIVES
>>26226060>>26226056Not bad. Tchngerm sheep
>>26226060ALL SEEING. ALL KNOWING.
>>26226060Bahahahahright before I rolled I literally thought "This roll will be the best. I can feel it will be." Awesome I love my instincts sometimes.
>>26226060Tarin and Brillant silently creep down the street towards the town square. Something catches Brillant's eye and he whips to his right, rifle ready to fire.In any other situation, Brillant's instincts would have been right on the money, considering he had an Imperial soldier set up in an ambush position right in sights. However, the only problem was that the Imp was already dead.From an arrow in his skull.In fact, the town was littered with Imp bodies, dead from various causes, not the least of which were bullets, stab wounds, and more arrows. You have a sneaking suspicion of what happened here."Jager, my man!" Jack Church's booming voice rings out.Your squad instinctively raises their weapons and points the at the source of the sound. You see Jack waltzing out from a boarded up tavern with his customary longbow and broadsword. Behind him his fellow SOE operatives start quietly filtering out.>Bro hugs!>Punch him for surprising you like that.>Other
>>26226258>>Bro hugs!Fuck yes.
>>26226258>Bro hugs!"Dammit, now we have nothing to kill! Good to see you again, Jack."
>>26226258>Bro hugs!It's not a proper Bro hug unless we lift him straight off of the ground and spin him around.
>>26226258had we critfail this roll, would sir erik be waiting with his tank?
>>26226258>that picI feel the need to point out that Jack Churchill didn't carry that kind of Claymore. He carried the basket hilted kind.>Bro hugs!
>>26226258"Jack! What the hell is your pasty white Albian ass doing here?!" You say, hugging your brother in arms."Same as you, I imagine, killing Imps!" Jack laughs and winks. "Also, our mutual employer told me about your secret mission.""So you're here to support us?" You ask."More or less." Jack shrugs. "We were inserted into Belka months before the invasion. We've been mapping out everything we can, keeping track of movements in and out of that mountain base they're keeping Excalibur in, regular spy stuff. When the big guns started shooting, we decided to help out by clearing out this town and taking out their commanders. Should've known that being in a nation full of knightly bastards, they'd all be on the frontlines.""Yeah, Belkans tend to be a too honorable to trick sometimes." You laugh."Cap, we should probably like, go blow something up now." Sam sighs, poking you in the shoulder. "The battle's still going on."Right!" You nod and turn back to Jack. "You guys got anything that can crack tanks?""Jager, I was BORN to crack open tanks!" Jack grins. You think on your options. On the one hand, you since you're mostly infantry heavy, you can try luring the Belkan armor into the town and ambush them here, but then you'd lose the element of surprise. On the other hand, you could push and just hit the Belkan armor from the rear. The only problem with that is if your infantry were caught in the open, they'd get blown to pieces.>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.>Push out and attack the Belkans from behind while they're out in the open.>Other
>>26226665>>Push out and attack the Belkans from behind while they're out in the open.
>>26226665>>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.Buzzbomb?
>>26226665>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.Town has a lot of buildings to hide in when the tanks come. God help you if you get caught in an open field.
>>26226665>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.Armor's at its worst in a tight urban environment.
>>26226665>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.If we're infantry heavy, then urban warfare will be better.
>>26226665>>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.>>Push out and attack the Belkans from behind while they're out in the open.Do both! Hit and fade with both of our tanks. Have them cruise straight back into town. I KNOW someone will take that bait.
>>26226665>Push out and attack the Belkans from behind while they're out in the open.
>>26226665>>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.Bait em in with Fenrir, Julia can pop out fire then retreat, they'd have to keep eating the shells from behind or engage her.
>>26226665Send the Armors we have to harass the flank, then draw them into the town?
>>26226665>Try to draw the Belkans into the town and ambush them.Make molotovs if we have the time. They fuck WWII-era tanks up somethin' fierce.
>>26226882Burning one of Karla's towns to the ground? O yes, I advocate doing this.
>>26226665Can we do both? have our infantry set up in town, push with the grower and both tanks, pop a few and then pull back when we loose the suprise.
>>26227094Not the town.The tanks.Fire is one of the most effective ways to kill a tank, by cooking the crew alive inside, and that was the original purpose of molotovs (actually a Finnish invention, if you didn't know).
>>26226665"Okay, we're going to turn this town into a killzone and draw in some Imps." You say, "I don't suppose you tapped into their comms?""Got the whole set sitting in the pub." Jack points to the tavern behind him. "Good. Elizabeth, if the Belkans come calling, tell them you need reinforcements ASAP. That should get them scrambling.""Got it, sir." You spy nods."Everybody else, get up in the buildings and get ready to rain some hell down. Julia, go pull on their tails a bit.""Got it, sir."Your squad then splits up along with Jack's men, taking positions on the upper floors of the surrounding buildings and shooing away any civilians you come across. Meanwhile, Julia inches Fenrir just out of the town, taking stock of the battle outside. The battle is still even matched, with sides slugging it out, though both sides have taken major losses. Those M5s were certainly helping the Feds hold their line. Even the Belkans were wary of their mighty 90mm cannons.Julia takes aim at a nearby Heavy tank destroyer painted a dull ochre yellow. Julia coordinates with Headcase, who fires several shots at the Heavy TD to draw its attention. It slowly turns to face the threat, presenting its vulnerable rear to Julia.>roll 1d20
Rolled 3>>26227178Jesus the dice gods are merciful.
>>26227189sorry, forgot to turn the dic off again
>>26227145I know, the town would just be extra, I advocate taking a Sherman's march esque mentality to this invasion, salt the land, etc.
>>26227178aaaand boom goes the dynamite
>>26227211our goal to destroy the Excalibur is to push for peace, pulling scorching earth on their town is gonna hurt that
>>26227211No, that's just wasted time. This town will be a supply point for the invasion, we need to push as hard and fast to Excalibur.
>>26227247Just a town wouldn't be too bad in the long term given it is the empire we are looking to get peace from. But a full on scorched earth policy would be a fast way to screw up.
>>26227247Maybe what I was pushing got lost? Basically, I was all for using molotovs on the tanks as part of the town ambush along with a small side of arson. Sort of a f-you to Karla for torching our place. With all the flaming tanks rolling around no one would look too far into the surrounding town catching fire.
>>26227178The ochre TD explodes in a brilliant ball of fire as its heavy ammunition and its ragnite engine are detonated. Its surrounding comrades are confused at first, until the commanders turn around and see the Fenrir poking out from the town. Already, a number of tanks begin spinning around."They fell for it, Captain." Elizabeth announces. "They're sending in a relief force right now.">Pull back the Fenrir. She's done her job.>Need to draw them in closer. Have her keep firing.>Other
>>26227347One more shot, then pull back.
>>26227347>OtherHave her fire once or twice more, then fall back.
>>26227347Pull back the Fenrir.Get on Headcase's speakers:"Surprise mutherfuckers!"
>>26227347>>Pull back the Fenrir. She's done her job.
>>26227347>>Pull back the Fenrir. She's done her job.Heavy or not, enough fire power concentrated on her is going to ruin her armour.
>>26227390I agree, one or two more shots then pull her back. Can we get started on those molotovs that totally won't burn the town down?
>>26227347Not wanting to get caught in the sights of numerous tanks, the Fenrir's gears begin to kick in reverse, but not without one last parting shot.>roll 1d20
>>26227094When we meet Karla atop the Excalibur, I want the flames of her burning country to reflect in her eyes as she sees all that she tried so hard to protect laid to waste. I want us to lay her soul bare, to show her that all her sacrifices were for naught. I want her to break as her country burns and her people lay dying in the streets.So yeah, burn it, burn it all.
Rolled 7>>26227574Jesus you have a vengence boner. We get it, but I don't quite agree/
Rolled 1>>26227552FIRE GOOD
>>26227596>>26227613Good thing Tweedledee and Tweedledumb were late.
>>26227574Go fuck yourself with a cactus, good sir.
>>26227600Hey, asshole, stop using my name.
Rolled 11>>26227596>>26227613I'm going to roll one more time. I can't get three ones in a row, right?
>>26227635>>26227658No. No you two make Me!
>>26227651Yeah, you get four ones in a row.
>>26227574"I wonder where it all went wrong... I thought I had to choose between my happiness and Belka's future, but in the end it appears that my choice had destroyed both"*Glows with blue aura*"Would you at least stay by my side til the end?"
>>26227574And then she kills Sam.Yay never ending cycles!
>>26227762You know, I've always wondered how you get those letters that come after the handle name...
Rolled 2>>26227596>>26227613>>26227651Annnnd that's it for me. I have clearly offended the dice gods.
>>26227837Astronauts actually have a piece of velcro in their helmets specifically to scratch their nose/face. The more you know.
>>26227833Are you by chance new here due to the summer?
>>26227762Wait why are you using a Trip? All these fakers.
>>26227981Or, two months, I think...
>>26227981>>26227985you guys have to try harder, really.
>>26227565Julia's parting shot manages to demolish an approaching medium tank, which is all she's willing risk before pulling back into the town. Meanwhile, some of yours and Jack's troops start firing their weapons wildly deeper in town, giving the impression there's still some Imperial resistance in the town.Thinking their comrades are in need of help, the Belkan relief column simply charges straight in. By your count, there are three light tanks, five mediums, and three heavies with some light infantry support. Slowly but surely, the begin marching right into your prepared killzones. A quick drive by from the Fenrir causes the whole column to pause, which is just the moment you needed.Grenades are are armed, molotov cocktails are set alight, and lances are aimed.>roll 10d20
Rolled 9, 3, 19, 18, 5, 11, 11, 19, 12, 17 = 124>>26228164
Rolled 4, 10, 1, 3, 17, 10, 12, 7, 3, 2 = 69>>26228164
Rolled 17, 15, 2, 14, 4, 3, 1, 8, 7, 5 = 76>>26228164
Rolled 12, 6, 1, 7, 13, 18, 20, 2, 7, 8 = 94>>26228164commence rape
Rolled 20, 4, 5, 8, 7, 18, 11, 18, 15, 20 = 126>>26228164
>>26228180I guess we did ok.
Rolled 18, 9, 1, 11, 15, 8, 3, 13, 16, 19 = 113>>26228164Rolling
>>26228180Between the frag grenades and the molotov cocktails, the infantry doesn't even stand a chance. Some of the tanks have caught on fire. However, your two lances attempt to hit the heavies but fail to do any significant damage.Their engines roar as they try to escape the killzone.>Drop more ordnance on them!>Their infantry support is gone. Engage in close combat!>Other
>>26228267Drop more ordnance on them!
>>26228279alright, now let's see if this tripcode thing works.
Rolled 16>>26228267RAMIREZ! Engage the tanks with your CQC!
>>26228267>>Drop more ordnance on them!
>>26228267Drop ALL ordnance on them
>>26228279>>26228289Honestly, I want to ask you guys to drop the Wrenloft namefagging. It's getting kind of distracting.
>>26228347Uh, that was me, both times.
>>26228267>>Their infantry support is gone. Engage in close combat!
>>26228267>Drop more ordinance on them
>>26228366Then you guy drop it.
>>26228267Sam and Isolde reload their lances, while the Demons and Jack's SOE troops arm themselves with more molotov cocktails. You're pretty much using the last of your supply now.>roll 10d20
>>26228267>Their infantry support is gone. Engage in close combat!
Rolled 8, 16, 18, 16, 16, 10, 12, 19, 13, 11 = 139>>26228469
Rolled 8, 8, 6, 18, 12, 18, 2, 20, 10, 16 = 118>>26228469
Rolled 9, 5, 16, 17, 7, 16, 3, 19, 8, 11 = 111>>26228469>p
Rolled 1, 16, 17, 1, 7, 3, 3, 13, 12, 4 = 77>>26228469Dice! Don't fail me now!
>>26228594I'm so glad you came 4th.
>>26228481By now, the medium and light tanks are burning wrecks, having been finished off by the molotov cocktails. The crews inside had either long bailed our or were roasted alive. However, the larger and more insulted heavy tanks were able to shrug off the worst of it. Isolde manages to track one with her lance, but the last two begin gunning it in reverse."Come on, Jager, we can't let those bastards get away!" Jack says, picking up his broadsword.>No, we've done our damage. >Lead the way, Jack.>Other
>>26228594Dice Seem to not be listening bro.
>>26228630>>Lead the way, Jack.let's capture some tanks
>>26228630>Lead the way, Jack.sure, why not.Welp, Good night, elegan/tg/entelmen.
>>26228630>>Lead the way, Jack.
Rolled 3, 2, 8, 6, 12, 9, 12, 15, 12, 20 = 99>>26228630>Lead the way, Jack.
>>26228630"Wait, we're out of explosives, so how are we going to neutralize those tanks?" You ask."With this." Jack brings up his broadsword and grins. "You wouldn't believe the number of people who'd surrender to the sight of one.""I don't know, you might just encourage them..." You mutter to yourself."Huh? You say something?" Jack asks."Nothing. So, we'll take one and you take the other?""Yeah, let's do it!"You sprint for the rear most tank, leaping on to its side and clambering up the hatch. You see the coaxial machine gun spin to try and hit you, but being in this close, it doesn't have the angle to hit you. Meanwhile, Jack is standing in front of the other tank, waving his broadsword around and yelling curses. The tank then grinds to a halt, causing Jack to pause in surprise. Then, the hatch flies open, and an armored figure climbs out, wielding a broadsword just as big as Jack's."Now that's what I'm talking about." Jack grins.Meanwhile, your tank continues to try and break away.>Stop and help Jack.>Try and get behind the tank and take out its radiator.>Try to pry open the hatch.>Other
>>26228804>Try to pry open the hatch.Pry it open and introduce anyone in there to Var.
>>26228804>Try and get behind the tank and take out its radiator.
>>26228824May I ask how you plan on prying open the hatch?
>>26228804>Try to pry open the hatch.
>>26228875Wizardry that is how.
>>26228875Ragnite? Or Var, or pure Sturmfuhrer grit.
>>26228875The Var Mk 2 is probably a rather serviceable crowbar.
>>26228804You sprint to try and catch the tank before it can free itself from the confines of the narrow streets. Once it hits open ground, it's pretty much scott free.>roll 1d20
>>26228875Politely asking of course, baring that a duel request.
Rolled 6>>26229008GOD DAMMIT
>>26229008Yeah, I knew things were going too well tonight.
Rolled 19>>26229020It's fine, we almost took all of them out tonight
>>26229042I guess we trip and fall on our ass
>>26229002Unfortunately, the tank simply has too much of a head start and you fail to catch it. The tank manages to clear the town, and fires off one last cannon shot in your direction in spite. You duck to the ground as the shell slams into the house behind you, showering you with dust and bricks.Meanwhile, you can hear the clanging of steel against steel. Looking behind you, you see Jack locked into a life or death struggle with the Belkan knight. They both look like they're off in their own words. Jack reveling in his love for fighting in general, and the Belkan knight happy he gets to face an equal opponent.>You should join in and help out Jack.>No, this is matter that must be settled between MEN.>Other
>>26229107>>No, this is matter that must be settled between MEN.
>>26229107>No, this is matter that must be settled between MEN.
>>26229107Let them fight, but jack the tank to catch up with the one that got away.
Rolled 2>>26229107>Aim to fire. If jack loses then take a shot. But other then that let them keep fighting it out.
>>26229107Let them fight it out as men, we commandeer the tank to use against the runner while they're busy trying to kill each other.
>>26229107>No, this is matter that must be settled between MEN.Considering your pic, I doubt Jack would be pleased if we interfered. So, when is JACK getting a bitchin' ragnite-powered robo-hand?
>>26229107With the rest of the Imps gone, the Demons and SOE men start filtering out of the buildings. Seeing the swordfight, the SOE men are smart enough not to interrupt their commander. Sam makes a move to help, but you stop her."No, Sam, this is something he must handle himself." You say sagely."It this another one of those stupid guy things?" Sam sighs.."Yes, and because I totally want to see a swordfight without having to be involved in it.""That's terrible, Cap, real terrible." Sam shakes her head."Ah, it's fine. You've got a bead on them, right Alek?""Yes sir." Alek says, adjusting his sights."See? Everything's under control." You nod."Ugh. Sometimes I just don't understand you." Sam rolls her eyes.The fight goes on for another couple of minutes. While Jack has had years of practical combat experience under his belt, the knight had no doubt endlessly trained and drilled for this sort of fight. Both seemed evenly matched as their steel clashed with one another. However, Jack manages to find an opening and brings his sword down on a diagonal slash, cutting a deep gouge through the knight's chest.The knight staggers for a bit, drops his sword, and then drops to his knees. Both he and Jack lock eyes for a brief second, communicating some kind of nonverbal request. Jack merely gives a slight nod and swings his his broadsword again.The knight's head goes rolling away onto the street while his body slumps forward. Well, that was one way to end a fight."That was a wild ride. Best fight I had in years." Jack grins as he slumps down on the side of the tank and starts wiping the blood from his blade. "Such a shame really, that this war has to end..."While the battle went back and forth during the day, ultimately, the Federation prevailed. Seeing that Fardan had already been taken by the enemy, the Belkan knights staged a fighting retreat, leaving the field of battle to the Federation forces and falling back.(cont)
>>26229394Losses were heavy on both sides, with the Federation losing over six hundred tanks. Of the ten M5s that participated in the battle, only 3 were still operational. However, that wasn't to say that the Belkans escaped unscathed. Thanks in part to your efforts, the Belkans lost nearly four hundred vehicles. While much less than the Federation, for a small, elite force like the Knights, those losses were almost irreplaceable. By the end of the day, Fardan was in Federation hands. With a staging point and supply route into Belka secured, the entire operation would be entering into a new phase.-----------------MEANWHILE:Karla read the message for what seemed to be the hundreth time. Though she had expected the Federation to make a move on Belka, she didn't expect to be so soon, and to push in so far. She wondered if they knew about Excalibur, even after all the efforts she made to hide its existence. The timing was too coincidental not to be.Sir Erik Schnee meanwhile was sitting glumly in a chair, obviously unhappy at not being allowed to deploy on the frontlines. He wondered what was so important about this facility that required him to stay here at all times."Grand Master," He says, kneeling respectfully to his master. "Why have you held me and my men back? You know that if you sent me, or personally saw to the defense of Fardan , we may have prevailed!""The moment the Federation crossed the border, I knew Fardan was lost." Karla sighed. "Though the capture of the town is regrettable, I need you here. You will be the last line of defense between the encroaching Federation and Excalibur. "Understood, Milady." Schnee nods.(cont)
>>26229566As Karla walked away from her second in command, she allowed a very small form of panic to take over. In order to make sure her plans succeeded, she needed to find a way to delay the Federation as long as possible At least until Excalibur was completed. That meant, much to her chagrin, work schedules you have to be doubled or tripled in order to make the deadline. That meant things would be rushed, and would obviously have the potential of creating or overlooking a weakness.Still, if she could play her cards well enough, Excalibur would be ready and long gone by the time they managed to breach the gates. These are your gates, after all!"Erik, you are to personally guard this facility. Until the completion of Excalibur." Karla orders. "With the loss of Fardan, a push into Excalibur's chamber is a very real possibility. It will be on your shoulders to defend.However, what was unnerving was that Karla' smile didn't stop or waver. She heard that Jager and his new fiance were in Belka now as well. Things were starting to get interesting now...>And that's it for tonight! Tune in next time on Friday, 7-8pm PST.
>>26229700wow, did Jager just shout out the engagement or is the belkan intel really that good?
>>26229700Thanks for the run Merc was fun.
>>26229724Inb4 new guy is a double agent.Also, its Jager we're talking about. He probably had it put on a banner on the outside of his castle.
>>26229700Thanks for the good run Merc Com.>>26229750He painted the announcement on the tanks, much to Julia and Headcase's dismay and put banners on them.
>>26229700Thanks for running merc.
>>26229700>Excalibur would be ready and long goneNow this is disheartening, is Excalibur something that flys or is like Marmota just with a Valkof already attached?
>>26229839Like this, sorry that I took it with my phone, don't have a scanner nor do I want to take the artbook apart.