So after thinking my Planes and mercs homebrew was dead after a catastrophic HDD failure a couple years back, my brother pops up with a copy of the version 2 rules I sent him. as for the setting information- if you're interested in writing, poke me on the IRC and we can get you squared away. there's still a lot of holes in the setting sheet, but that's why I try and stay available.The loading sheet for the wyvern is done, I'll have a link when we need it.Archive here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989And short notes version here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1the short version is kind of out of date, but if you ask in thread what's up, either one of the guys or myself will try to help out. ++“So, you never told me about your family.” You say to Rosalie, leaning back with your arms crossed- she's played right into your trap, and now she'll have to make a choice between losing a rook or a bishop. Personally, you hope she loses the rook. This is the first time you've really managed to come to grips with her- the last few matches, she's stomped your ass flat. Still, there's not much better to do, besides this, read, or try and sleep. The whole task force has been on alert crossing north of Cuba- while, officially they're not taking sides in this, a CVBG, while a hard target, is a pretty tempting one. At least, that's what everyone figures, but Castro's boys and girls have only been maintaining their normal routine. Still, the fleet BARCAP is out a little farther than usual, and word's come down that at least one witch and one wyvern need to be on alert at all times. You just thank your gods that you got a rest period to catch up while you transited the canal and the gulf, but you hope you don't have to maintain this status for long- it's not too bad on the witches, they can cycle amongst themselves, but it's wearing on you and the twins.1/3
Ice has actually only just recently issued a complaint, stating the orders are putting undue strain on her steelwing crews, and asking if she can substitute in another witch. You can't help but note, though, that she hasn't done so on her own initiative, even though that's completely within her right. Part of you wants to be happy that she apparently thinks you can handle it- and part of you wants to be irritated she's allowing this kind of strain to be put on you and the twins with combat coming up inside the week. She shrugs. “Well, there isn't much to tell. I'm an only child, so was my mother. My grand-mere married a man she met during the war, a gunner in a night fighter” She smiles and shakes her head. “He was English, serving with the American army air corps. He likes to tell us stories of some of the things the crew of that aircraft did, and how grand-mere acted when she first met him. She was not as fond of the stories.”She pauses, tapping her lips with an index finger, and reaches for her bishop- then pauses again. “They moved back to France after the war and she dedicated most of her fortune and time to rebuilding.” She says, moving her hand away from the bishop. “Mother was born shortly after they moved back, and joined the ADA early. She met my father in Algeria, during the troubles there.”She moves her knight- a play you didn't expect- thus neatly putting your attack on hold while you react to this new threat. You curse inwardly, looking for a quick way out of her play, and finding none. “When I was born, they agreed that their current tours were their last. For my father, it was in more ways than one- he was killed a few months into his.” “I'm sorry,” You say with a grimace.2/3
“Pourquoi? I never knew him, and my papa was good to me. I wish I knew him sometimes, but it is nothing that bothers me.” She responds, nodding when your fingers lightly brush a pawn. You pull your hand back and tap the table with your index finger. “I joined the marine nationale as soon as I was able,” She smiles. “Their recruiter offered a better deal for me, you see. Grand-mere and mama weren't so happy, but I think they're both glad I am a flying witch, as they were.”You chuckle at that, nodding. “And the fiancee?” She smiles. “Jean-Luc? We met during a joint exercise, while I was assigned to support the chasseur's landings. We were on the second day of the exercise, and we were scrambling witches to deal with an opposing sortie. I ran into him while he was on the way to his assigned station- being with the army, he had trouble finding his way around the ship, oui?”You nod, imagining either of your brothers trying to make sense of a carrier. “We yelled at each other,” She continues. “And I eventually used magic to shove him out of the way. He approached me later and demanded a date to make up for it. I had regretted my actions, and so I agreed.”She smiles. “I have not regretted it since. She looks across the table at you. “What of you, Frank? What is your Famille like?” “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.” “Ah, you know. Not much to talk about, really.”
>>26863379>[x] “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”
>>26863379 “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”Coming from France she'll appreciate tradition.
>>26863379>[x] “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”Time for Familial Exposition!
>>26863379> “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”
>>26863379>[x] “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”>he was killed a few months into hisShit sucks, though Rosalie has good grandparents that seemed to make up for the loss. Best night of the week!
 “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”
>>26863379>[x] “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”Also holy crackers, sending a CVBG through the canal of all things.
>>26863622I was waiting for us to start the thread with, "Oh Reds took out the Canal, Fuck". I prefer the way the thread started though, love backstory.
>>26863622well assuming the sara is the slowest ship in the group they gain 6 days with going trough the channel.
>>26863622I can hear the Cubans NOPING from here.
>>26863379>[X] “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”Yut
>>26863714Yeah I figured but at the same time it's also a CVBG which is as far as I'm aware a decent number of ships.>>26863722That seems to be the smart reaction really.
>icPinn OtherwifeCaptcha supports harem end
>>26863803Only about 12, not counting the carrier itself. They seem larger because they're usually merged with other battlegroups.
>>26863803redid the calculating and assuming the same battlegroup as with Achille Lauro in 1985 the slowest ship would do 19 knots which would result in a gain of 10 days instead of 6
>>26863339>the short version is kind of out of dateSorry about that. Grad school started, work is being a whore, and I'm herding cats in about three different online pen'n'papers, so I've been less than prepped to work on it. Expect an update soon.
>>26863937Well I stand corrected then.
>>26863379> "There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it."Probably since before there was a US at all.
>>26864142in 1985-1986 the battlegroup consisted out of USS Saratoga (CV-60)USS Biddle (CG 34)USS Scott (DDG 995)USS Jack Williams (FFG 24)USS Jesse L. Brown (FF 1089)USS Capodanno (FF 1093)USS Mount Baker (AE 34)USS Monongahela (AO 178)during desert shield/storm the group was quite a bit faster but smaller with only 4 ships
>>26864286Switch out the USS Biddle for the USS Chicago (CG-11), and that should be right.
>>26864343Decommissioned: March 1, 1980
>>26864422As I recall it was reactivated to help the fight in Alaska. I remember it helping out with the supersub after undergoing repairs
>>26864422Yeah, but this is a universe where the Montana is a thing.Chicago could still be licking.
>>26864422It's still in service in SW '89. It's been mentioned several times, first starting with Katya's defection. Hell, we scrambled in Tokyo because some genius shut off its AEGIS system,
[x] “There's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military. We've got a long tradition with it.”You shrug. “Well, there's been a Bishop in the US military since before there was a US military.” You say, still examining the chess board, as if a solution will present itself if you look hard enough. “We've got a long tradition with it.”Rosalie nods. “We were in the revolution- some forefather or other of mine fought in the Carolinas, mostly. War of 1812, same deal, same forefather. He'd had a son, by then, who'd go on to fight in the Mexican-American war, and later lead a regiment of Iowa volunteers in the west under Grant up till Vicksburg.” You say, elaborating. “We missed the Spanish American war, and we weren't really involved in the Indian wars at all, but my great granddad was at Bellau wood with the second of the fifth marines.”Rosalie nods. “I too, had family in the great war. Verdun.” You smile at that. “Man, Verdun was... well, I don't want to get sidetracked. Dad's dad was a Marine Raider in the pacific, did a lot of work with some special tasks group or other, I think. He didn't talk about it much. He died back in '87. Grandma's a witch, in both senses of the term.” Rosalie frowns. “You don't get along with her?” 1/2
You shake your head. “Nah, not at all. She thinks the sky is a witch's place, not a man's. I'm kind of her least favorite grandchild, and it shows.” You shrug. “Not that it bothers me too much.”“And that is your father's side, oui?” Rosalie asks. “Are you going to move?” You laugh. “I'm working on it! And yeah. Mom's mom was a WASP, ferried fighters across to Britain during the war. Well, not fighters, she worked mostly with twin engine jobs- Widows, invaders, lightnings, that kind of thing. Grandpa was a fighter jock, like me. Flew corsairs over most of the Pacific, was in almost every major battle there- Midway, Honshu, you name it. He met grandma post-war.”Rosalie nods, looking over at Merlin. “What about you, little sister? What's your family like?”Merlin looks up from her comic- that one you bought her for her birthday- and hesitates. “Oh. I-it's really not all that great, like yours or Franks. We're not really all that famous...”  “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”  “I guess if you don't want to talk about it, that's fine.” other! (write in)
>>26864666> “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”NO ESCAPE, LITTLE SISTER. YOU'RE IN THIS, TOO.
 “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”
>>26864666> “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”also her parents are big in developement. but what did her grandparents design
>>26864666> “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”
>>26864666[x] “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”We should get her a t-shirt that says WORLD'S GREATEST WITCH.
>>26864724Man, if her parents are involved with black projects, I wonder what her grandparents got up to.
>>26864666>[x] “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.”>second of the fifth marines>Marine Raider>Dad himself was with the 1/9Holy fuck, all that badass.
>>26864808inb4 manhattan project
>>26864789>WORLD'S GREATEST SISTER
>>26864666>[x] "Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough."
>>26864666> other!"C'mon, Merlin. Smart as your folks are, there has to be some kind of history there."
>>26864858No nukes in the strikerverse. Perhaps Martian derived super weapons?
>>26864909Now there's an idea...
>>26864909I'm pretty sure that nukes exist, they're just very limited and all part of anti-Mars systems, not owned by any one nation.
>>26864909Nukes exist, see Megalith.
>>26864909Nukes do exist, it's just that the people who made them were smart enough to clamp down on that shit since this was a long ago time where the UN was able to get shit done.
>>26864909Nukes exist, they are limited and low yield. Also most are pointed at the sky for when the Green Bastards from the Red Plant come back.
>>26865034>low yieldIsn't one of them a 100MT monster?
>>26865034>low-yieldActually, the opposite. Super-high yield and lots of them as part of global defense systems like Megalith and Chandalier.
>>26865055I would like to believe or assume that's one fires when you press the "Well fuck YOU" button.
>>26864909Also refer to thread 10 for the super weapons.>>26865055>>26865090>Megalith Prime (1)- Megalith prime is, quite possibly, the largest single projectile created by man to date. A multi-stage Rocket, it is designed to loft a single, massive warhead in the 200+ Mt range into space, then provide enough thrust to intercept a target at orbital speeds.Disregard and for the second, aren't the nukes individual countries have low yield? I really need to reread the threads.
>>26865139Well...That's a lotta FUCK YOUMe likey
>>26865139And the Megalith Enginners still argue with the engineers of other super projects that they have the coolest theme song.
Also shit, since we're near Cuba we gotta have to watch out for any boats loaded with suspicious looking guys carrying backpacks or bags.
>>26865406Avoid Tropico. Full of crazy people.
>>26865352Wellllll, they kinda do.
>>26865406I lost the bomb, do you have it?Oh wait, that's Crazy Ivan
>>26865498Point, but you know how it is at times, a small dingy manages to pass through and then we suddenly have a problem.Who knows what kind of separatists and extremists might lurk in these waters.
>>26865663I'm so glad that got retconned. He didn't deserve that fate.
WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE
>>26865706IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
>>26865663Man I should replay that or at least the allied campaign of it but as soon as the superweapons enters the campaign I just kinda loose all my urge to continue.
>>26864666> “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough, but If you don't want to talk about them, that's fine too”
>>26865754the weather control device is unlocked on the last allied missionalso chronoshifting in to moscow was the best parthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erBVuc1gn8s
Also, OOC, I wonder if Ian ever told the story of chasing Perrine around with a bean-bag loaded shotgun
>>26865746WHO YOU GONNA CALL
>>26865802Perrine would of countered with this.
>>26865789Well I was thinking about the nuke and such. Never really liked superweapons in CnC games and I tended to turn them off.(Or be a complete and utter bastard and turn them off for the AI but not me. I learned a lot about editing rules files for RA2 very quickly.)
>>26865827GHOSTDIVISION POST FASTER
>>26865789I want to say one thing. FUCK TERROR DRONES!
>>26865832Quite probably one of my favorite SWQ pieces, that.
>>26865869if I saw one of those and I was in a tank....fuck
>>26865890That's two of us.
[x] “Well, you're part of it, so that makes it interesting enough.” Happy to have a distraction- even for just a second- you look over at her. “Well,” You say. “You're part of it, that makes it interesting enough.”Merlin looks at you, then at Rosalie, then back at her comic, then back up at you. “W-well, My mom and dad are both engineers. Dad works for Boeing, you've met him, Frank.” She says, and you nod. “Mom works for the navy, but she's a civilian. She teaches some, at the academy in Annapolis, but not every year, and her class is usually just for witches that want to go into weapons development.” She says, looking back down at the floor. “Sara and I, we're the first of our family to join the military. Grandma and Grandpa worked at a base in Australia during the war, Grandma helped with the sub striker program, before it got canceled.”Rosalie narrows her eyes. “Your grand-mere worked with the first substriker project?” Merlin hesitates, then nods. “Y-yeah. I guess she helped with early jet strikers after that, but I don't really talk to her much. W-we're not as tight knit as your families, I guess.”Rosalie smiles at that, and indicates you. “Seems to me, little sister, you've got good family right here.”Merlin nods at that. “B-but my grandparents aren't in witch comix.” She says, holding up the book. “So they're not as interesting.” “Mine aren't either, Merlin.” “that doesn't mean they're not interesting!”  Other! (write in)
>>26865869Pfft, why do you think my attack force always rolled with a group of Engineer IFVs at the back.I was usually quick enough to save them.Most of the time.
>>26865926>[x] chuckle “Mine aren't either, Merlin.”
>>26865926>[x] “Mine aren't either, Merlin.”>[x] “(but) that doesn't mean they're not interesting!”
>>26865926>[x] "Mine aren't either, Merlin."
>>26865926[x] “Mine aren't either, Merlin.”
>>26865926>sub striker program, before it got canceled>CANCELLEDWell, shit.
>>26866028Wouldn't surprise me if they found some use among Spec Ops Witches for sea insertions alongside other Spec Ops trooper from a sub.
>>26866028Pretty sure they managed to bounce back considering that admiral's comments when we screwed around with Nixon.
>>26865926> "Mine aren't either, Merlin."IN BEFORE THEY ARE.
>>26865926Wait I just realized, since Fronk Grandma was in CBI theater did she run into Witold?also [x] “Mine aren't either, Merlin.”[x] “that doesn't mean they're not interesting!”
>>26865926>[x] Mine aren't either Merlinbut hey I bet when all is said and done you're going to be in one of those comics.
>>26866231While I like this, it is also one hell of a death flag. And, after Ghost said [REDACTED] a couple threads ago, I don't feel like tempting fate
>>26865926>"...Grandma and Grandpa worked at a base in Australia during the war, Grandma helped with the sub striker program, before it got canceled.”Called it!...ahem,>[x] Mine aren't either Merlinin the vein of >>26866231
>>26866288Not really. It's never said that the stories in them are posthumous, and it's silly to assume so. You really think they'll hold off on printing Erica's or Shirley's escapades because they didn't die in them?
>>26866367Hell I can see Erika or Shirley writing their own.
>>26866543Their own slightly... embellished stories.
>>26866566"And this is the time I blew up fifty Martian fighters in one engagement...""Hartman! There were only five fighters in that furball, and you damn well know it!""Sheesh, picky, aren't you? Still mad Lieutenant Young didn't go for you?"
young well be in some I bet
>>26866625>Lieutenant Young didn't go for you?As Trudefag I take great offense, made me laugh.
>>26865926 “that doesn't mean they're not interesting!” (ooc, anyone pitched to deculture about that idea of a pic of fronk laying across the laps of slider, Ice and Katya with them looking at him with love/lust on their faced and getting read to rap-er, massage fronk? )
>>26866625>"Sheesh, picky, aren't you? Still mad Lieutenant Young didn't go for you?"truly, the waifu wars still leave scars
>>26866682summer is all most over. and no word from him
>>26866820After Wizard's is finished, that is the last thing Planefag said.
>>26866779Erica: SOMEONE hasn't been getting their itch scratched!Trude: DIE!
>>26866848Which means never
>>26866848IIRC, it's nowhere near done yet.
>>26866932Considering he hasn't updated since he said that, no.
[x] “Mine aren't either, Merlin.”You shrug. “Mine aren't either, Merlin.” You say. “But that hardly means they're not interesting. Besides, when this is done, you'll probably get a few issues of those devoted to you.”She shakes her head. “I-I don't think so. And Frank, they are! This one's about the rescue of Lieutenant Harumi Ogawa, and there's an Eddie Bishop in here- he's a lieutenant with a marine raider platoon.”Rosalie sits back. “Your grand-pere is that Eddie bishop?” She asks, leaning back in her chair. “That's très impressionnant, Frank. Very famous action.”“It is?” You ask. “Grandpa Eddie never really talked about what he did, just the guys he knew. I don't really know anything about it.”Rosalie nods, looking over at Merlin. “Oui.” she said. “It is hardly surprising. The operation was very secret. The Martians, they never kept a live witch captive for more than a few days, you know this, oui?” 1/2
You nod. “Sure. They were either rescued, died of their wounds, or in that one case, she died in her escape attempt, didn't she?” Rosalie nods. “Oui. Though that last, she escaped and died of her wounds later. Harumi Ogawa has the distinction of being the only witch they had as a live prisoner for more than a few days. The operation to recover her, at that point, was launched because high command was afraid what would happen if the Martians were ever to gain weapons effective against witch shields.”Merlin nods. “A-and the comic is about how the sub witches worked with a Marine raider team to get her back!” Rosalie looks back at you. “Oui. Their original orders were just to make sure that, when they left, nothing was left alive in the base. Command would have rather had her dead than alive in Martian custody. I can find the witch's report on the whole affair, if you'd like. One of them wrote a detailed report for her academy's archives. With Lieutenant Bishop's report- filed months later- it should be an accurate picture.” “That'd be great, but no rush.” “Knowing Grandpa Eddie, that comic is probably pretty close to accurate where he was concerned.”
>>26867011>[x] "Knowing Grandpa Eddie, that comic is probably pretty close to accurate where he was concerned."
>>26867011> “Knowing Grandpa Eddie, that comic is probably pretty close to accurate where he was concerned.”
>>26867011>[x] “That'd be great, but no rush.”
>>26867011[X] “That'd be great, but no rush.”
>>26867011> “That'd be great, but no rush.”Hey, if it means finding out a bit more about mysterious old Grandpa Eddie.
>>26867011 “That'd be great, but no rush.”time to see what happened from some one else's point of view.i wonder if there ARE sub witches still a viable fighting unit, or have that line of miltary thought died out?
>>26867011>>26866995>all this pressure on Kota to deliverhee
>>26867167They still exist, there was that admiral who mentioned them when we went trolling with Nixon, said that they were far more well-behaved.
>>26867011>[x] “That'd be great, but no rush.”>>26867208Pretty sure that 'Admiral' was Carter.
>>26867011> “That'd be great, but no rush.”Color me surprised
Oh, fuck me, is this what it's like actually being there for a Quest Thread?
>>26867823not really, no.Needs more disappointment.
>>26867823Yes, it's Dreams and Wonder. My classes this year gives me the perfect amount of time to get home on Tuesdays, but work is going to fuck me I think.
[x] “That'd be great, but no rush.”You nod. “That'd be great, but it's no rush.” You say. “Granddad Eddie talked about his unit a lot, but not so much about the war. He got out shortly after it, I guess.”Rosalie nods. “From what I remember, he countermanded the order to kill Lieutenant Ogawa- stating that he didn't come this far simply to kill a witch, as if that were easy to him. I believe they said she was feral, or nearly there, a wild creature, non?”You nod, believing it. “If I am remembering correctly, it was mentioned how she didn't react as badly around him, and he was assigned as her escort and guardian while she was rehabilitated.” Rosalie continues. “I'm not sure though. I'll try to get those records for you.” You can only imagine that- Grandpa's way of handling you and your brothers and sister was to give each of you 20$, a box of shells for the .22, and a candy bar, and tell you to go have fun. Drove your mom completely insane, but your dad just laughed. Him taking care of someone like Rosalie describes... well, you've seen comedy movies that run close to what you're thinking. You've also seen tragedies that do, too.Rosalie shrugs. “It was also that operation that convinced most nations the subwitch had merit as a special operations force. After the war, many nations began their own subwitch programs.” She smiles. “I nearly joined ours, but I decided flying was better than swimming and walking.”You laugh at that, nodding. “I hear it.” You agree. Rosalie looks back over at Merlin. “Where does that episode end?” Merlin flips through the comic to the last page. “When they find Ogawa.” She says, with a frown. “H-hey Frank, wasn't Katsumi's friend named Ogawa?” 1/2
You nod. “I'm sure they're related, too.” You mutter. Merlins response is lost as the hatch to the ready room bangs open and Slider stalks in with the twins. “Guess it's our turn for a while.” She says. “Rosalie, Katya wanted to see you when you got the chance. Frank...” She pauses, looking at you. “I got nothin.” She says with a grin. “Ice said something about going to see her, she wants to rearrange how we're flying.” She shrugs. “You can go check and see what she wants, but it's not that important, I think. So either do that or go find a way to make yourself useful. And if ya can't do that, just stay out of everyone's way.” Go see what Ice wanted! Sleeeeeepppppp Let's go down to the hangar deck and see if we can help there.  other! (Write in)
>>26867923>[x] Go see what Ice wanted!Professional fronk is professional
>>26867923>[x] Go see what Ice wanted!"Ah, the mighty Slider speechless, I'll remember this moment." When we're walking out the door, or something of the kind.
>>26867923> Go see what Ice wanted!
>>26867923>[x] Go see what Ice wanted!
>>26867960Do this with the Aussie accent
>>26867923Need to talk to Maverick
>>26868023you bring up a good point...hmm
>>26867923 Go see what Ice wanted!time to score some Ice points!also other! (Write in)we might need to bring some coffee for her, so grab a cup or thermo of it on the way out.
>>26867923>[x] Go see what Ice wanted!"What's up, Tabby?"
>>26868108>TabbyAnd suddenly every IR sensor in the battlegroup lights up like New Year's
>>26867923> Go see what Ice wanted!icetime
>>26867923>[x] Go see what Ice wanted!>>26867960>>26868014Seconded.
>>26867923[X] Go see what Ice wanted!
>>26867923> Go see what Ice wanted.Professionalism. We can sleep when we've got all the responsibilities taken care of.
>>26868046Can we talk to her after talking to ice.Also I agree bring some coffee
Let's chat with Ice about what she wants, and then talk with Katya. Then, for GODSSAKES lets talk with Maverick! We haven't even spoken a word to her since, y'know, we almost died in a mock dogfight and she may or may not feel responsible.
>>26868080Yes. Bring COffee
>>26867923>[x] Go see what Ice wanted!>[x] Bring Coffee
I agree. We should bring coffee. Donuts if we can get them.
>>26868343i guess it's time to score some Maverick points soon.
>>26868762It's not even about "scoring points", it's "Maverick used to be our wingman, and she might believe she's directly responsible for almost getting her friend killed during training, we should probably let her know that she's still a good friend/person".
>>26868911Should be worth a lot of points then.
[x] Go see what Ice wanted!You fill up a pair of mugs with coffee- while it's not that late, yet, it's getting there, and the sun is just starting to set. You caught one while transiting the canal- you'd only wished you'd had a Polaroid with you. Merlin follows you, her own mug in one hand, and her comic rolled up and deposited in her flight suit's waist pocket. Ice answers her door on the first knock and you stroll in, letting Merlin close the door behind you. The office- such as it is- is small, and designed to be shared with the commander of the other witch squadron. Since the other squadron isn't here- and may not be assigned here anyway- it's not too bad. “Evening boss.” You greet, putting the mug of coffee down on her desk. “Good evening, Frank. Slider tell you I wanted to talk?” She says, picking up the mug and taking a tentaitve sip. You nod. “Yeah, said something about rearranging the squadron.”Ice nods. “Thanks for the coffee. And yes. I want the twins on your wing from here on in.” She says. “It makes a lot more sense than putting a witch there.”You nod, agreeing- it does make a lot of sense, given that your aircraft have the same flight profile. “Second, from here on in, you two steelwings are going to be the number three and four in the lead element. I'm giving Rosalie our second element and keeping Maverick and Goose with her and Katya.” She continues with a sigh. “Are you up to speed with your new weapons? Fully confident in them?” “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.” “Kind of worried about ammunition, honestly.” “I'm not so sure, to be honest. A lot riding on new stuff with rushed testing.” Other! (write in)
>>26868948[X] “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.”[X] “Kind of worried about ammunition, honestly.”
>>26868911you good sir, seems to have forgotten about the Meta game that is going on with the affection for Fronk in the squad. sure you reasons are still vaild. but there are more to this that what you realize. the waifu wars will rage on....
>>26868948>it does make a lot of sense, given that your aircraft have the same flight profile.But that difference in capabilities is what's let us pull off crazy shit in dogfights. Things like when Katya caught Cyril because she was slaved to our tail, that sort of thing
>>26868948 “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.” “Kind of worried about ammunition, honestly.”i am sure they have not produced enough of what we're going to go though before this is over. we might have to swap out the empty weapon systems for the older ones when we run out.
>>26868948[x] “I'm not so sure, to be honest. A lot riding on new stuff with rushed testing.”LIVEFIREEXERCISE
>>26868948> “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.”> “Kind of worried about ammunition, honestly.”
>>26869004Hell, I'm firmly in the Fronk x Ice camp, I just think it's not a bad thing to try and speak with our friends too. I'm not the kind of ass who would avoid talking to people to score "points" somewhere else.At some point, assuming we end up making a decision on who to end up with, we still have to deal with these people on a regular basis, depending on the circumstances of war and all.I don't think Frank is the type of guy to duck out of talking with people who want or need to talk with him. Officer, gentlemen, ace pilot, and bro.
>>26869042Yeah, this, actually. No point in overspecialisation. We are a mixed squadron, after all. Might as well benefit from it. Spreads the BVR out as well, support'll be there with the witches quicker, and their close up abilities'll be on hand rather than needing a call in.
>>26868948[X] “I'm not so sure, to be honest. A lot riding on new stuff with rushed testing.”[X] Schedule a live-fire exerciseI thought we'd all learned our lesson about being extra-paranoid with our stuff when the F-14 crashed? Best to figure this out now than when we hit combat, even if it means firing off a few of the new weapons.
>>26869042I agree, also, giving the other steelwing to our second element helps them out with BVR and heavy hitting capabilities when we're not around, what happens if we get another fight like in china, where the witches are stuck by themselves and need our ordnance but we're fighting else ware?It makes sens to put the steelwings together on paper, not in combat when we need to spread out our missiles, having 2 mixed elements of steelwing + witches has worked well for us and helps cover any weaknesses we would have with overspecialising
>>26868948[x] “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.”[x] “Kind of worried about ammunition, honestly.”[x] OTHER: You sure about the Steelwings sticking together boss? Things have worked out pretty well as is. If we keep the Wyverns together, there's a chance we both might not be where you guys'll need us, if it comes to it.
>>26868948> "Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done."Don't forget that with the new networked weaponry, we don't need to be with the witches for them to call down the thunder. Let's trust Ice on this one.
>>26868948>>26869042>>26869116>>26869174are good points> Other! (write in)"Boss, theres a reason why things have worked well for us now, having the mixed sections allows us to cover more airspace with the steelwings ordnance and help support the witches while still being effective in their given tasks, clumping them together and segregating the witches is just going to lead to scenarios where you need our missiles and we aint there, or we need your cover and you aint there, either way we get torn to shreds by dividing forces like that"
>>26868948>[x] These>>26869042>>26869116>>26869174on another note, where the hell is the rest of the CAW? there should be at least 2 other steelwing squadrons on call to take their turn in the rotation
>>26868948>[x] “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.”Yes'm. We can make magic with our new stuff. Hopefully.
>>26869219our missiles can't help if they are out of effective range or far enough away to defeat the missiles before they get there, missiles aint a 360 degree 'press X to kill" solution
>DON'T SPLIT THE PARTYbut it's only for patrolswitches don't have endurance of steelwingsif we hit a furball they'll all launch and we'll team up againsrsly wtf guys
>>26869211>>26869219>>26869250>>26869268>>26869282i see the main problem is that Katya probably STILL wants to be our wing witch. BUT! there is that other point. we're still short a couple of steel wings. where are they?
>>26869340i'm not seeing how thats a problem, theres also like 2 other squadrons onboard to call help from
>>26868948>[x] “Kind of worried about ammunition, honestly.”We've got specialist weapons, with limited ammunition on board the carrier.
>>26869340I'd guess there are other wings on the carrier, but they're probably not flying the same "tier" of aircraft we are...I guess
>>26869340>STILL wants to be our wing witchI'm not understanding the problem, and the emphasis on that word...
>>26869385>Katya is as clingy to Fronk as Merlin is.
>>26869340So?I'm not getting the problem of the wingwitch with the most experience fighting alongside us (barring Maverick, even then it wasn't live combat) keep fighting alongside us.
>>26869414if she was, she'd be hanging off of frinks arm like merlin is right now
>>26869414Even if that were true, it hasn't really affected her combat performance so far.
>>26869382the think the questions is, how many combat and updated wyverns exist now? i don't surpose there are that many right now.
>>26869340For drama, we need a survivor from the Kitty Hawk to be one of the Steelwings on the Saratoga.
Guys, what if Katya requested the change-up after the accident? She may want some distance after having her mental image of him wrecked.
>>26869472>implying there were survivors
>>26869472Oh fuck, that image made me imagine Merlin's boyfriend as Souske...
>>26869484Then Ice or Katya can just tell us that.
>>26869487If you actually read the quest, you'd find that there were survivors of the Kitty Hawk's airwing. They were flying from the base we were just stationed at.I'm honestly surprised more wasn't made about that.
>>26869484military units don't run on 'feelings', the CO gets to decide the roster, not the other way around
>>26869614Which is why he said 'request'
>>26869527>Don't worry Lt. Commander, I have made sure to bring all the necessary protection>...you WHAT?!>Sir! I've brought an uzi, a taser pistol, 3 flashbangs, and two sets of body armor>How do you know Merlin's size?>Sir, I have been conducting covert reconnaissance>Frank's face when
>>26869660>Merlin just rolls with it because it's too much fun.
>>26869660This is now my headcannon
>>26869742I still think we need a Kitty Hawk Steelwing pilot on the Saratoga, and he should totally be a Clouseau-type of character. A badass ace who teaches people in better jets a thing or two despite his immense disadvantages.He shouldn't be NEARLY as god-mode about it though. Age and experience, coupled with losing a lot of good friends on the Kitty Hawk.
>>26869787While I like your character concept, we know that Merlin's Boyfriend is part of the IJ armed forces. And I don't think the Japanese have suffered their own Kitty Hawk yet.
>>26869611likely because mentioning Kitty Hawk is a shitstorm button. That and drama in SW89? that's time not spent ripping off Iron Eagle.
>>26869787He also needs to be ambiguously gay for fronk
>>26869854>Iron EagleI bet you like your steak well done, too.
>>26869849didn't tokyo get hit when the Sara was docked there?
>>26869874it got hit yes, but it was hardly a Pearl Harbor. Or the loss of a CVBG.
[x] “Yeah, we're confident they'll get the job done.”You nod. “Yeah, for the most part. I'm kind of worried about ammo, we can't have loaded that much aboard, given how sudden this was.”Ice shrugs. “Worst case, we'll use a greyhound to get you some more. I think one of the replensishment ships with the task force is supposed to have more, too. Now, how are you on the flight arrangements? Be honest.”You shrug again. “Makes sense, but I'm kind of iffy, boss. Having the radically different flight profiles has helped before in furballs.”Ice nods. “The problem is that Katya's the only one of us that can match you for range. If we start getting tasked to patrols, and we will, I can't use anybody but her for a standard CAP. There's doctrine in place for witch CAP, of course, but that's a lot closer in to the fleet, so...” She shrugs. “For now, this is how we're going to fly. If we need to change it later, we will.”You shrug. “If you think it's a good call, boss, I'll go with it.”She smiles, slightly. “It also lets me keep a better leash on. You. A better leash on you. If we do go back to the other way of doing things, I'm keeping you in with us so I can keep an eye on you. The twins I can trust to not go gallivanting off on some heroic stunt.” “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.” “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”  Other! (Write in)
>>26870046>[x] “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”
>>26870046>“Hey! I just do what has to be done!”We have nothing to be ashamed of, it was stupid to be sure but if we didn't a lot more would have died.
>>26870046>"Heh, leashes...but in all seriousness, I did what had to be done. I can understand your worry, but I don't regret that for a minute"
>>26870046 “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.” whips and chains~
>>26870046[x] “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”
>>26870046> “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”
>>26870046>[x] “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”Play along
>>26870046>"Hey, I'm part (Tom)cat now, a leash ain't gonna keep me."
>>26870115>whips and chains~Now anon there's no reason to think tha-> “It also lets me keep a better leash on. You. A better leash on you. Never mind.
>>26870046>[X] “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”
>>26870046> “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”
>>26870046> “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”Kind of warranted. Shes just teasing fronk now.
>>26870046.>[x] “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”
>>26870046I support leash jokes
>>26870046> “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”Yess leash jokes ahoy
>>26870046>[x] “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”
>>26870046>>26870112>[x]"Heh, leashes...but in all seriousness, I did what had to be done. I can understand your worry, but I don't regret that for a minute"
>>26870046>" if you want me to tie you up boss all you have to do is ask."
>>26870046>[x] “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”>[x] Other! (Write in)"So if what you're saying is you want me on a leash, I'll put the leash on for ya boss.""But I'm a pilot first, and you're all my squadmates. I'll throw myself into the fight for any one of you. I know you'd do the same."Don't take this as a challenge people, she's definitely worried about us and WILL NOT STOP. Because she cares. We can tell Ice or ANY of the girls "YO STOP WORRYING ABOUT US GODDAMN", and they will NOT STOP WORRYING ABOUT US.
Just remember that Merlin is still in the room.
>>26870329She need to know this.Her boyfriend is japanese. Hee.
>>26870046[X] “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”[X] “Hey! I just do what has to be done!”
>>26870329Yes and? She'll most likely say ew to any joke we make.
>>26870046> “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”No need to be confrontational.
>>26870046> “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”Laate
I need a "welcome to samefagville, population: You macro"
>>26870046[x] Other! (Write in)"You're never gonna stop worrying about me, huh? I did what I did because I wanted to, and people needed me to. You didn't fail me, you didn't fail anyone. I don't do what I do to make you upset or to get you or anyone else worried. I'm a pilot, Tabby. It's an assumed risk of the occupation."
Did ghost die?
>>26870999He was active in the IRC about 20 mins ago, so I assume he's still writing.
[x] “Aw, come on boss. It was only that one time.”You sigh, not wanting to get into it right now, especially not with Merlin in the room. “Ah, come on, boss.” You say. “It was only that one time.”“One ti-” She starts, but you interrupt, leaning forward and putting your elbows on her desk, and your fists under your chin. “Now, what was this about leashes?” You ask, grinning from ear to ear. “I- uh. Um.” Ice says, suddenly flushing a brilliant crimson. “N-nothing. Dismissed, Bishop.” You stand up with a grin, nodding to Merlin, who's looking at you, then back at Ice- then back at you. “We- we'll talk about this later.” She says as you step out “The heroics thing, not that... other... thing. It's gotta stop, Frank. We can't afford to lose you.”You wave that off, closing the door as she says 'lose'. You'd really rather not get into the argument now, and you get the impression she didn't want to either. Well, that or her mind wasn't in it, one of the two. Leashes, eh? You make a mental note to keep that one in mind. 1/2
You and Merlin head down to the squadron bay- while it's small, it's the only 'private' space the unit has- you're glad you get along with everyone, to be honest. Still, you knock on the hatch before opening it- giving anyone inside at least a little bit of warning you're stepping in.You're glad you did- Rosalie, apparently, was changing, and you step back out with a muttered “Sorry” as you close the door. Merlin looks up at you and shakes her head with a giggle. You do your best to give her a stern look- and it fails miserably. You step back in a minute later, after Rosalie's had a chance to climb into her rack and draw the curtain over it. Merlin, by contrast, goes to sit at the small table, pulling her comic out to read it again. You chuckle. “Haven't you read it two or three times already, Sam?” You ask, unzipping the top half of your flight suit and taking off your boots. The linoleum here is cold, sure, but dammit, this is home, at least for the time being.She nods, then smiles. “B-but it's got your grandpa in it, and even if it's just a comic, he seems like a neat guy.”You laugh again, stacking your boots in your locker before crawling up into your own rack and pulling the curtain back. “If you only knew the half of it, Sam. Don't stay up too late, alright?” You don't see her nod- even if you know she did, looking down at the comic book in front of her. “O-ok Frank. Goodnight!”
>>26871092Stop being so damn adorable, Merlin
And that's it for the night! Some elaborations, by the way. the world doc is request only at this point, just because it's not totally done, and I can see a lot of questions popping up. Sorry about that, but I'll do my best to be available while I work on it. The loading sheet for the wyvern uses a pared down version of the planes and mercs homebrew's loading rules, so it'll be a bit of a playtest- woo for doing two things at once! Anyway, that's it for the night, guys, as always, I hope you guys had fun and I'll see ya next week!cheers guys!
>>26871126Thanks for running. Was worried for a sec there. See ya next week! I'll be on vacation too...oh happy day!
>>26871087Ice thinks Frank needs to be on a leash for walkies.
>>26871189IIRC she's the one that really wants to be on a leash. Admittedly Fronk doesn't know that though>oddHours doctrinalYou know me too well, captcha
>>26871235You know she'll want to try both.
>>26871126My only complaint is that there isn't MOAR!!!!
>>26871249She was learning from the Princess and Ogawa
>>26871293I'm glad I'm not the only one that escaped the death squads
>>26871318probably because i went on vacation a day after that.im gonna have to clear my fucking house when i get back