DEAR GRADUATE,On behalf of the Sturmfuhrer Academy, it is my pleasure to congratulate you on graduating from the standard general education curriculum.Now begins a new stage in your education education. With the basic skills and training done, it is now time to learn some of the advanced and specialized skills that will lead you to become proper soldiers and officers of t he Gallian Armed Forces, or even the Demons of Randgriz, should you so choose.HOWEVER, student, since you have graduated in the top ten percent of your class you are eligible to choose to enroll in one of our two SPECIAL WARFARE SCHOOLS:1. FLIGHT TRAINING: Carve your own path in the untamed skies!2. TIER ONE TRAINING: Train and fight with the best of the best!Whichever specialization you choose, remember that you're not learning these skills to fight for yourself, but for your comrades and for Gallia. I don't have the power to decide what path you choose for life, but I do hope you will succeed at whatever you strive to do.Sincerely, Headmaster Jager StumfuhrerJune 7, 1956>FLIGHT TRAINING>TIER ONE
>>26925962>TIER ONEIT BEGINS
>>26925962>TIER ONEDelta Force? Delta Force.
>>26925962Good to be back for the ride!>TIER ONE
>>26925962Hold on, wasn't Sam the headmaster?
I am vomiting in rage.
>>26926005I think Sam was in charge of the basic education and Jager was in charge of specialties.
>>26926005Technically, Jager is, but Sam pretty much runs everything anyways.
>>26925962YOU. YOU'RE BACK. PRAISE BE TO THE EMPRAH!>TIER ONEI hope we get Sniping classes from Elsa and Alek, and CQC classes from Ramirez!
>>26925962>TIER ONENice to see you again, merc
oh, and by the way, guys, Drawanon left two gifts for us. Extra rerolls, man.
I guess I should've remember to link the archives and all that jazz.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestAnd my twitter I am semi-active on:https://twitter.com/MercCommand
>>26925962FLIGHT TRAININGWE ACE NOW
>>26925962Looks like tier one it is.>Tier One
>>26926084And this one was just for me.
>>26925962>TIER ONE>VMQ2 starts on my birthdayBEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER.
>>26925962Hey Merc It's been bugging me since the end of VMQ1 what happened to Jagers Var MK2? did it get blown up on the superweapon?
>>26926059HAIL THE SON OF THE DICE GODS, COME TO LEAD US TO THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR OR THE PEAKS OF VICTORY.MAY HIS DICE ROLL FOREVERMORE.
>>26926144It's like, hanging on a wall somewhere.
MC, are aircraft at jets, or still pistons? Ragnite could really screw with the speed of tech advancement, and I just wanna be sure before I vote.
>>26925962>FLIGHT TRAININGFighter ace time!
>>26926177so, Merc, do the rerolls we haven't used last quest transfer over to this one?
>>26926183when qybern made his plane it was a pistol prop plane, but then its been what 20-30 years so they are probably beginning to move away from props if their progression in the field of aviation is close to ours.
>>26925962Aww snaps. Just plowed through the archives last night, only to see that this was going to start. Made my day.Anyways...>FLIGHT TRAINING
>>26926183Jets are still experimental and barely off the drawing board, but tech wise, people are basically at late-war WWII with some dieselpunk thrown in.
>>26925962>TIER ONEGood to see you, Merc.
>>26926235>Jets are still experimental and barely off the drawing boardGood to know.>>26925962>2. TIER ONE TRAINING: Train and fight with the best of the best!inb4 one of our squaddies is Holland.
>>26926235so its between Flying aircraft, or Operators operating. hmmm>Flight Training
>>26925962>TIER ONE TRAININGWe operator now>The ride is back
>TIER ONEWe tip of the spear now.
>>26926235So no F-86 vs MiG 15/17...I would total go for that....
>>26925962I swear merc the moment you put this thread up this music started playing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfbsZRbwbJ4ITS TIME FOR WAR!
>>26925962>TIER ONE TRAININGWatch your sectors, boys.This is gonna be great.
>>26925962>FLIGHT TRAININGHow unfortunate for me. I didn't feel like ground pounding this time.
>>26926235>Late WW2So assault rifles, early MBT's, and hard-hitting, piston-engined warbirds?
>>26926282>SEALs>not D-Boys>not wearing a hockey helmet into combatDo you even "this is my safety", anon?And no, I mean no offense to the SEALs, they're badass too. It's just that Delta get the hockey helmet (it's not really a hockey helmet, that's just a nickname for it), and bitches love the hockey helmet.
>>26926235>late-war WWIISo like, Spitfires and Mustangs basically? Not sure what the german equivalent would be.It seems like we are outvoted but I still vote for flight training.
>>26925962Tier One superheavy tank driver personally trained by Julia and Stiggy
>>26926282Huh, I had just prepared a character to be useful for that role...
>>26926471>not Force ReconWe could be VMQ: GK
>>26925962>FLIGHT TRAININGDogfighting man, dogfighting.
>>26926481Mmm.... Fw 190s and ME-262 would be the ones that come to mind for me. Not 100% though. I can't recall how many 262s they put out.
If we do go for Flight Training, just be prepared to be called the Chair Force.
>>26926520Recon Marines are also badass, very much so, but they aren't a Special Mission Unit (the technical term for Tier-1 units).
>>26926282>>26926471>>26926520>not S.A.S.'twould be a sad day in history...
>>26926520I will only agree to this if our squad has its own Fruity Rudy.
Late WWII planes were the shit too, what a shame I was looking forward to planewank.
>>26926471I'm an Army puke so I always go to bat for Delta-senpai hoping one day he'll notice me.That was just the first image I had. I'm currently throwing together a folder full of operators in anticipation of this quest.
>>26926561The reason they're called the chairforce is because our airforce has nothing to do these days but sit on their asses. That definitely wont be the case for war fighters.
>>26926608I thought it was because most of the fighting they do was while they were sitting in a cockpit, hence the "Chair" part.
>>26926608Don't they occasionally assist in kebab removal through the use of hilariously gratuitous overkill?
>>26926691Well yeah all these missiles aren't going to free the shit out of everybody just sitting in storage.
>>26926608There's a war on? I thought the war was over some 20-odd years ago. If anything, we might just be killing not-Afghanis in not-Afghanistan, scrubbing cave networks and fortified bases with high speed, low drag precision.
>>26925962I'm honestly kind of surprised. I would've thought more people would've gone with flight training. Oh well...Well, it looks like we're going to be trying to go for the coveted TIER ONE! Now let's see who among our little starting cast we'll be playing as!CHARLOTTE STURMFUHRER: One of the dreaded Sturmfuhrer twins, Charlotte seems to have inherited her parents' best and worst traits. Skilled and confident, but can be stupidly stubborn at times. Ultra protective of her twin sister.FALYNN STURMFUHRER: The second Sturmfuhrer twin, Falynn seems to be the complete opposite of Charlotte. Quiet, reserved, and keeps to herself mostly. She's even a bit cold to her own family with the exception of Charlotte.LUCINA: The ultimate result of the terrifying combination of Ramirez and Tarin's genes, Lucina seems to be nothing but the model soldier. Skilled, silent, and deadly. However, her less than normal upbringing means she's rather weak in social skills.LUCAS WILLIAMS: Half knight and half Darcsen, Lucas is every bit the naive idealist, hoping that there are still heroes left in man. Very nice and trusting, almost to a fault.EDWIN HOHENZOLLERN: An exchange student from Belka, Edwin takes his noble lineage very seriously, and has a very dim view of those he doesn't see as worthy equals (which is pretty much everybody). Extremely intelligent and cunning, but relies a bit too much on his intellect.MORGAN HATHCOCK: A bit of an enigma, Morgan just seemingly showed up out of nowhere at the school. However, while his past is a bit fuzzy, nobody could doubt his natural talent and didn't ask any questions. Franky, Morgan seems to prefer it that way.OTHER: Or do you want a custom character?CHOOSE YOUR FATE!
>>26926744Well I don't know if there is a war going on right now, but it's another VMC quest so I wouldn't be surprised, it's either happening or going to happen.
>>26926772>Lucas WilliamsGod bless you Heloise
>>26926772How many do we get to choose?
>>26926772I was hoping we'd gen a new character.
>>26926772>Jager had twins>Both girlsB...but who will continue the Sturmfuhrer bloodline?!
>>26926772>EDWIN HOHENZOLLERNIf this is who I think it is, yes. We shall make our parents proud.
>>26926744If we keep our real history parallels consistent, then we should be in the Cold War about now.So we might have to wait for VMQ3: Tactical Kebab Removal Action before we get our fill of murdering poorly trained under-equipped militiamen in the name of FREEDOM.
>>26926772>LUCINA: The ultimate result of the terrifying combination of Ramirez and Tarin's genes, Lucina seems to be nothing but the model soldier. Skilled, silent, and deadly. However, her less than normal upbringing means she's rather weak in social skills.
>>26926806Disregard, I'm a moron.>>26926772>Charlotte
>>26926772Hmmm....>LUCINA>MORGAN HATHCOCKI'm okay with either of them.
>>26926814Yeah I wasn't expecting that.
>>26926772>I would've thought more people would've gone with flight trainingIf we were up to Sabres I would have.>>26926772>EDWIN HOHENZOLLERN: An exchange student from Belka, Edwin takes his noble lineage very seriously, and has a very dim view of those he doesn't see as worthy equals (which is pretty much everybody). Extremely intelligent and cunning, but relies a bit too much on his intellect.Fuck yeah, Karla's kid. Do we get The Sword?
>>26926807Read more.>OTHER: Or do you want a custom character?
>>26926772The unholy sniper-spawn of Alec and Elsa
>>26926608That and generally seen as having a cushier thing compared to other branches, though most name calling is often from civies.>>26926772>LUCAS WILLIAMSThis
>>26926852Oh, yes, that one!
>>26926805Voting for this.
>>26926772LUCINA: The ultimate result of the terrifying combination of Ramirez and Tarin's genes, Lucina seems to be nothing but the model soldier. Skilled, silent, and deadly. However, her less than normal upbringing means she's rather weak in social skills.Not much room for social skills when you're MOPPING THE FLOOR WITH AN ENEMY'S BODY!
>>26926772>LUCAS WILLIAMSHe shall be the HERO this land needs!
>>26926772>LUCAS WILLIAMSLet's go!
>>26926772>LUCINATHE EUGENICS PROGRAM WAS A SUCCESS! NOW LET US REAP THE REWARD!
>>26926772>LUCINA>she's rather weak in social skills.>social skills.What are those?
>>26926849Not that anyone else wants to do that when presented with all these stock characters.
>>26926814>>26926838The Sturmfuhrers are nobility. If either of the girls marries some random titleless scrub he'll probably wind up taking the name.>>26926822>VMQ3: Tactical Kebab Removal ActionThat would probably go full total-deniability, it never happened and if you get captured we will disavow your ass in a heartbeat, blacker than black, ops.
>>26926772>MORGAN HATHCOCK: A bit of an enigma, Morgan just seemingly showed up out of nowhere at the school. However, while his past is a bit fuzzy, nobody could doubt his natural talent and didn't ask any questions. Franky, Morgan seems to prefer it that way.We sniper now.
>>26926772>LUCAS WILLIAMSA Darcsen AND a Knight hybrid?! Sign me up!
>>26926916Who WOULDN'T want a name like Sturmfuhrer. Honestly.
>>26926916As if either of them would accept a scrub, they might find a titleless man, but he had better be worthy of the name Sturmfuhrer. >>26926772>EDWIN HOHENZOLLERNI think this might be fun to play.
>>26926822If we're going with that logic, than our little OPERATOR force would probably be less Delta Force and maybe a bit more Green Berets--or stretching it, maybe even a bit of MACV-SOG.
>>26926772>MORGAN HATHCOCKSounds interesting.
>>26926772Either Charlotte, Lucina, or Lucas
>>26926772Lucaswho shall be Lucina's best and only friend
So any ideas to what we can expect tanks to be like? I assume we're going to fight some huge land vehicle of some kind.
>>26926977>titleless>not a scrubPick one, in the eyes of your average European noble.Personally I think it'd be funny to see one of 'em with Edwin, just for the sheer awkwardness when they find out their parents used to have a thing, before the Empire went and fucked it all up.
>>26926986>Green BeretsThat would be fun.
>>26926772>LUCAS WILLIAMSHalf darcsen knight glorious!
>>26927024Early MBT's, I'd assume. Maybe some heavy tank relics from the last war.
>>26927026>We could've been siblings>...well, this just got awkward
Rolled 2>>269267721. Charlotte "so flat you can park a P-61 on her chest" Sturmfuhrer2. Lucas "Holy Shit Heloise hooked up?" Williams3. Edwin "I'm toes not the fucking Accelerator" Hoohenzollern
>>26926986>MACV-SOGSo you're suggesting that we then go on to train the guys who found SFOD-D? I'm surprisingly okay with this.>>26927024First-Generation MBTs, most likely. So Pattons, T-54s and T-55s, Centuions, that kind of thing.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_main_battle_tanks_by_generation#First_generation
>>26927074not sure if she's flat as her mother wasn't
>>26926772> LUCINA: The ultimate result of the terrifying combination of Ramirez and Tarin's genes, Lucina seems to be nothing but the model soldier. Skilled, silent, and deadly. However, her less than normal upbringing means she's rather weak in social skills
>>26926986Don't forget SASR."the field modification of L1A1 and L2A1 rifles by the Australian Special Air Service Regiment SASR for better handling. Nicknamed "The Bitch", these rifles were field modified, often from heavy barrel L2A1 automatic rifles, with their barrels cut off right in front of the gas block, and often with the L2A1 bipods removed to install a XM148 40 mm grenade launcher mounted below the barrel. The XM148 40 mm grenade launchers were obtained from U.S. forces. For the L1A1, the lack of fully automatic fire resulted in the unofficial conversion of the L1A1 to full-auto capability by using lower receivers from the L2A1, which works by restricting trigger movement."
>>26927074>3.Tier One Operator Edwin "So help me God if you call me Ed one more time I'll-" Hoohenzollern
>>26926815Changing this to Lucina.
>>26927118Changing to Edwin.
>>26926772>Ding ding ding! We have a winner by overwhelming majority!You are LUCAS WILLIAMS, the son of a Darcsen engineer and a Belkan knight. You can't really say anything super special happened in your life. In fact, all you can remember is it being rather normal, compared to the cool stuff your friends do. Honestly, you're a bit jealous of them.Maybe that's why you actually agreed to enroll in the Tier One program when you got the chance. You could do something with your life worth bragging about. In fact, today was going to be the first day of class. You sort of wonder how it will go, but you've heard nothing but dark rumors and hearsay about the class, usually from students who didn't actually enroll or washed out. The ones who went in and actually managed to graduate were extremely tight lipped.Glancing at your clock, you see you've still got a bit of time before class starts.>Go say hi to your sister.>See if you can find one of your friends.>Head straight to class.>Just wander around a bit.>Other
>>26927277And of course I forget to add the pic.
>>26927277>Go say hi to your sister.We have a sister?!
I was looking forward to seeing the next generation but I was really hoping they would be squad member and /tg/ would gen their own character again. I never liked "child of the last heroes" as the MC.
>>26927277>Head straight to class.This boy is going to be a killing machine.
>>26927277>>Go say hi to your sister.
>>26927277>Go say hi to your sister.
>>2692728910/10 would show the horrors of war to
>Go say hi to your sister
>>26927277>Go say hi to your sister.Sister, huh?
>>26926772OTHER:Alexis Mason: Numbers. she can see numbers.tier 1 material skills. has an imaginary friend named victoria reznov
>>26927289He looks so innocent. I can't wait until we get PTSD and give him a thousand yard stare.
>>26927277>Go say hi to your sister.Go say hi to sis. Go Heloise!also>we're HarutoIf we turn into space-vampire rapists I will do naught but laugh
>>26927277>Go say hi to your sisterSister?Dayum, Heloise! Gettin' bizzay!
>>26927277>See if you can find one of your friends.Can the twins be our friends?
>>26927289We're gonna have to make a man out of this one, aye. But when we're through he'll be a lady killing hero.
>>26927188Fucking Australians, man...>>26927277>Go say hi to your sister.>>26927329Wrong time period, sonny."Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I never wanted another."
>>26927350I hope not.
>>26927350I don't see something like that ever happening in Merc's quest, thankfully.
>>26927361We probably already are....And it just hit me that we're not going to be one of the Sturmfuhrer twins and follow in our father's footsteps. Damn.
Five bucks says Sis is gonna be a pilot.
So I guess we are now playing a Knight that acts like a Soldier after some character development (hopefully not breaking his sanity in the process)?
>>26927393There's always side missions down the line where we might get to play as them.
>>26927400more like five bucks sis is going to be sniped.the fate of all darcsen sisters.kinda like the thing going on with fire-bending and parents
>>26927289>dis Haruto>not Haruto Soma from KR: WizardMERC DO YOU EVEN DONUTS
>>26927411We will be MOST NOBLE KNIGHT. DARCSENS ARE PEOPLE TOOOh, and Merc, I suspect that this'll be explained further, but how do people feel about the not-Jews this far in the future
>>26927411Sanity is for the weak.
>>26927441how did people feel about jews in the 60s?
>>26927400That's actually one thing I thought would be cool. Brother and sister MCs, one is airforce the other army, and we could have sidequests with one. At this point I'm just really hoping for some dogfighting sidequests.
>>26927277WE HAVE A SISTER?[ ] SAY HI TO SISTER
>>26927411>The truth is, Lucas, is that you're here because you wanted to feel like something you're not. A hero.
>>26927457Sadly we're too early for helicopters to be a big thing in military operations, or I'd hope for her to be a Night Stalker to our D-Boy.
>>26927479that fucking game. I'mma have unpleasant dreams for a while.
>>26927277Well, ever since last year's term ended, you haven't actually seen your sister Lara that much. Apparently opting for flight school requires a lot of preparation before class actually starts. Then again, you're not surprised, since flight was still a relatively new and unproven form of combat. Sure, combat plans have been around for fifteen years already, but aside from a few aerial skirmishes, their hasn't been any serious war to test them yet.You walk over to the pilot dorms, next to the academy airfield. Mentally recalling Lara's room number, you track down the door and give it a good knock. The door swings open to reveal a relatively short but energetic looking Darcsen girl."Luke? What are you doing here?" She blinks."What, can't a brother visit his favorite sister?" You laugh."I'm your ONLY sister." She pouts."Hey, I was just stopping by to see how you were doing. Never got a chance to see you when the term ended.""Ah, well, my class schedule got moved up, so I have to leave right now! You mind talking while we walk?""Yeah, sure."As you walk with Lara out of the dorms, you see a trio of warplanes swoop down to land on the airstrip, their propellers chopping through the air like angry insects. Actually, you've passed this airfield hundreds of times but you didn't actually know all that much about flying. Maybe Lara would know something?>Ask her about the planes.>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.>Ask her about her class.>Other
>>26927546>Ask her about the planes.Also, give our sister a hug.
>>26927546>Ask about the planes
>>26927479Rejoice, Lucas Williams! For your wish has been granted.
>>26927546>>Ask her about her class"Is there anyone you like?"
>>26927546>Ask her about the planes.>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.
>>26927546>>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.>"Why would you skip out on your brother?" Frown. Sisters love frowns.
>>26927546>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.Then we've gotta get to our classes.
>>26927546>>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.
>>26927503Yeah that would be so cool, the 160th is awesome. If only, eh? VMQ3 for Little Birds, Chinooks, and Black Hawks.
>>26927479I always hated the dawning realization of who he was really talking to.
>>26927546>>Ask her about the planes.>>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.
>Ask her about the planes.>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.>Ask her to give him big brother a hug
>>26927096No mention of centurion.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_tankMah disappoint.
>>26927546>>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.Please, please, please tell me that they have not-Skyraiders in Europa, and that Lara is training to become a pilot of said not-Skyraiders.
>>26927546>opting for flight school requires a lot of preparation before class actually startsSomebody pick up that phone because I fucking called it.>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.Obviously she wants to shit on her ground crew for chuckles.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYLPoTNnKAk
>>26927604maybe we should get some Hinds as well?
>>26927546>Ask her about the planes.
>>26927627Centurion was more of a "proto-MBT". It established the concept that would become the MBT, but it's not technically classified as one.
>>26927546>Ask her about the planes.>Ask her about why she decided to be a pilot.Hopefully we get airborne training
>>26927604And boot dangling and hockey helmets. Can't forget the boot dangling and hockey helmets.
I find this funny because I had thought a brother in the airforce with a sister in the army as our MC would be cool, and it's the opposite. Kind of upset there weren't that many people that wanted to hit the skies.
>>26927633Two words:Toilet Bomb.
>>26927708two words that might make it betterparatrooper
>>26927746three words:Fuel Air bomb
>>26927746But anon, Air Assault is where it's at, starting around Vietnam.
Did Alec and Elsa have a kid? Or was that Hathcock as the name suggests.
>>26927930It's probably Hathcock.Wait, just what was Alek's surname?
>>26927961petrovich or something like that. though, Hathcock could just be a pseudonym
>>26927546"Hey, so what kind of planes are those?" You ask, nodding at the trio of planes that had just landed."Oh, those are Condors, Gallia's first mass produced fighter and basically a flying tank." Lara shrugs. "Apparently they didn't know how air combat was going to in the beginning, so the made the initial planes as tough as possible.""Are you going to fly one of those?""Of course not!" Lara shakes her head. "You don't so much fly a Condor as you DRIVE it. It just doesn't click with me. I mean, Ann fell in love with it at the first sight, saying that it would make "a fine steed". But honestly I prefer something a bit faster.""Ah." You nod. Well, the more you know. "So, why exactly did you want to fly in the first place?""Oh come on, Luke, why do you always ask the easiest questions?" Lara giggles. "I mean, who WOULDN'T want to fly? 'Carve your path in the skies.' It just sounds so... exciting!""I think I'm starting to understand." You nod."Yeah, well, I need to go now." Lara smiles. "And, uh, don't you have class today, too?"You look at your watch and wince. "HOLY CARP I'M GONNA BE LATE!" You blanch. You give your sister a quick hug before bolting off. Lara just smiles, shakes her head and waves goodbye as you leave.Unfortunately, your classroom was pretty much on the opposite end of the campus from the airfield, so you had a LOT of running to do. However, you round a corner and notice too late you're about to crash into your best friend. You try to slide to a stop but it's far, far too late.>CHOOSE YOUR BUDDY! Any of the starting cast is eligible!
>>26927961>>26927974Or it could be his given surname by Elsa.Hue.
>>26927930>>26927961>>26927974If he's in our Section, his codename is Whitefeather. He gets no choice in the matter.>>26927986Edwin.
>>26927986Lucina for best bud.
>>26927986Charlotte or Luchina
>>26927986>EDWIN HOHENZOLLERNTier One all the way, mate. Failing that, >FALYNN STURMFUHRER
>>26927986>LUCINANOT EVEN HER COLD EXTERIOR CAN DETER OUR BLINDING OPTIMISM
>>26927986>sis doesn't want to fly a SkyraiderWelp, I guess I can respect her preferences, even if she does have shit taste.
>>26928048She is the first to die, and the PTSD only grows from there.
>>26927986Lucina, if we start off as friends with the unsociable person it'll just be that much easier. Plus I like tacticool girls.
>>26928056Not a pound for air to ground, motherfucker.
>>26927986>LUCINAWe need someone gritty to go with our idealistic knight!
>>26927986Lucinagotta master that awesome
>>26927986>LucinaI want to be friends with Spetsnaz Kid
You all just want what you couldn't have.It's okay, I liked Tarin, too.
>>26927986>inb4 our sister flies a P-61 Black WidowI PICK THE ONE THAT LIKES HAMSTERS THE MOST
>>26928072>implying the child of RAMIREZ dies>implying she simply needs to sit behind a wall or under a cardboard box and wipe the jelly out of her eyes before continuing the bloodbath
>>26928121I know, I'm atoning for past mistakes.
>>26928121We did accidentally go on a date with her...
So how long do you think we'll keep talking about our hero developing PTSD and having a mental breakdown?
>>26928165I give it about 1/3 of the way through the quest
>>26928072She's the unholy spawn of CoD Protag and The Boss. I don't think Europa has enough firepower to kill her.>>26928165Until we're forced to kill a man with our bare hands and find out whether we can deal with it or not.
>>26928156We could've accidentally taken it so much further.
>>26928165Talking? The plan is to throw him into every conflict and see how he survives.
Rolled 2>>26928165this many threads
>>26928072Zis eez naot Attack on Ze Titanz! Zis eez VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEZT!VE VILL NAOT HAVE DEADINKS ON THEEZ! VE VILL HAVE TITZ! Und Ze Titz Vill become Valkyria!(Speaking of which, where's Vanilla bitchtits and OH LAWD WHAT ABOUT ARTYA WHERE IS HER KID)
>>26928196Oh shit. SHE is going to become Big Boss.
>>26928196>>26928203>>26928214I just hope he makes it out in one piece.
>>26928222>Artya and Matt's kidOh god that kid must be a piece of work
>>26928222we have yet to see what spawn Zeri and Vanilla have produced in these past 20 years
>>26928222>OH LAWD WHAT ABOUT ARTYA WHERE IS HER KIDAny hypothetical children from that quarter would be much younger than us, unless she and Matt got REAL BUSY REAL FAST.
>>26928283She looted him
>>26927986>Lucinawatch her matrix dodge out of the way to avoid being crashed into
You know if I knew people were out to break Lucas, I'd have voted against it.
>>26928222>Artya's kidHe's been standing here this whole time. You just never noticed.He's a lousy shot, has next to no endurance, and can't fight very well. But the boy can practically turn invisible, provided he's got someone to draw attention away from himself.
>>26928222Oh, Matt and Artya are probably only /just/ settling down, if not already. The child is probably still a toddler, if not still on the way. All that doesn't matter, of course, if they were killed or captured during a black ops mission during the timeskip.
>>26928283Dude. Artya. It happened right after that raid on Lanseal.
>>26928298I actually want him to win by being noblebright
>>26928265There are rumors their child is a student at the academy, but the only evidence of this is how valuables have a tendency to go missing.
>>26928308They had sex, doesn't necessarily mean Artya got prego.
>>26928324She rigged the contraception.
>>26928317I'd imagine such a thing might affect him some, but I'd rather have him maintain some sense of optimism instead of being one bad day away from sparking EWIII
>>26928324I thought they just snuggled and held handsMaybe I'm too pure for this world
>>26928283>Artya becoming TEEN PREGNANT>Still manages to sneak around and shank bitches well into the second trimesterIs it scary I can see this happening?
>>26928324Stalkers are very fertile.
>>26928298There have always been doomsayers in VMQ pining for the elusive tragic end.
>>26928350We don't actually know. Tasteful fade to black left a lot to the imagination.>>26928353So wait, ARTYA is The Boss? Does that mean Matt is The Sorrow?
>>26928324she was picking out a mask for their kid in the epiloguehe/she could be younger than us thougg
>>26928350H-how disgusting.....Tell me more.
>>26927986You see Lucina right in front of you as you try to slide to a stop. You're afraid that you won't be able to stop in time, but Lucina sidesteps impossibly fast, letting your momentum carry you past her before she reaches her arms out to grab to you keep you from falling on your face."If you were trying to ambush me, that was a terrible way to go about it." Lucina says."I didn't even mean that!" You breathe as the adrenaline begins to drain out of your system."Still, that was a very impressive sprint. You just need to work on your pacing or you'll just tire yourself out."You sigh. Lucina was always a bit... weird. The combination of her less than normal upbringing and the fact that her abilities were so far above the average person's meant there was this huge barrier between her and others. Lucina had trouble comprehending how people couldn't keep up her, since she thought her abilities were completely normal. It was easy to see how a lot of the students here took her naivete the wrong way and avoided her. Well, that's why you've stuck around to try and teach her the finer points of social graces. It was... kind of working. At least she had the sense to announce herself when she arrived, rather than giving everybody a scare when she seemingly just materializes right behind them. "You know," Lucina says as you both make your way to class. "I always sort of figured you to be the pilot type. No offense, but we both know your physical ability scores weren't exactly the best.""You know, if it were coming from anybody other than you, I'd probably agree." You sigh."But still, why'd you join Tier One?" Lucina asks.>I guess I just needed some more excitement in my life.>I want to see if I have what it takes.>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?>Other
>>26928298Oh come on, he's a noblebright idealist. We're just being realistic when we talk about the inevitable OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE WAR IS HELL moment. Doesn't mean it has to ruin him, but its probably going to happen.
>>26928449>>I want to see if I have what it takes.
>>26928449>>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?*Winky-blinky*
>>26928449>>I want to see if I have what it takes.>>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?These.
>>26928305I see what you did there, Kurokocchi.>>26928449>I want to see if I have what it takes.
>>26928449>>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?
>>26928449>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?I mean the two of us are an amazing team. You with the...everything not talking, and me with the talking.Besides sis already joined and the family needs diversity.
>>26928449>I guess I just needed some more excitement in my life>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?Where you go, I go, right? plus, it'll be an adventure if nothing else
>>26928449>I want to see if I have what it takes.>That and, well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?
>>26928449>I want to see if I have what it takes.We'll make a man out of him yet.
>>26928449>I want to see if I have what it takes.>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?
>>26928449>>I want to see if I have what it takes.>>Well, I couldn't just leave my best friend hanging, right?
>>26928449>>I want to see if I have what it takes.Just who might be our instructors for these new classes? What if it's our parents?!
>>26928605More likely it's former Class Zero members. Like Price.
>>26928449"Well, isn't the point of joining the super hard program to see if you've got what it takes?" You say. "We're not all supersoldiers like you, Lucina. Some of us actually find training to be difficult.""Impossible." Lucina shakes her head. "The training so far as been simple and rudimentary. Anybody could do it."Once again, Lucina completely missing the point. However, you're too tired to really debate the matter with her."And also, I can't just leave my best friend hanging, right? I mean, what would you do without me?""Well... I wouldn't have to worry about having to keep rescuing you every five minutes." Lucina says without a hint of sarcasm or malice. Honestly...."The point is, don't you like it better when I'm around?""...yeah, I do." Lucina nods."Well, it's settled then. We're gonna beat Tier One together!""Looking forward to it." Lucina smiles.At this point, the both of you have entered the classroom. There can't be more than a couple dozen students here, but you do recognize a couple. >Go find a seat with Lucina.>Talk to Edwin.>Talk to Morgan.>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.>Other
>>26928805>>Talk to Morgan.Gotta know our sniper has our back.
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.THEY COME.
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.also>other: prepare counter-attack
>>26928805>>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.Oh shiiiii-
>>26928805>>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.Just what sorta trouble can we count on them getting in to?
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.Oh god take cover!
>>26928805>>Go find a seat with Lucina.
>>26928805>>Talk to Edwin.>"Hey, bud!"
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.We know that Charlotte, and probably Falynn as well, are up to something, I mean Jager is pretty much our uncle and we grew up knowing them. This also means that we know their tactics and how they operate, so be ready to turn the tables on them when they do try something. Fake a window of vulnerability and not paying attention so they think they have the edge, then dodge them.
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.I feel this is happening even if we don't want it to. But no reason we can't >Go find a seat with Lucina afterwards
>>26928907oh god that face...were is this from?
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.This will end badly.
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.
>>26928931new war thunder trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sfA-NsbzJY
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.Oh god Lucina, stick close. THEY COME>>26928976That trailer kicks ass
>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.
>>26929009tanks will be coming before the PS4 comes out
>>26928805>No visual on the Twins. Brace for impact.Infact dodge right now!
>>26928805TWIN ROUTE IS A GO.
Rolled 9, 20, 3 = 32>>26928805"Lucina..." Your eyes scan the classroom carefully. "Do you have a visual on the Twins?""That's a negative." Lucina responds.That wasn't good. The Twins were notorious tricksters, and you had often found yourself in their sights more often than not, mostly because they've figured out that you were the most fun to tease. While largely harmless, you were a near-adult now, and you really didn't want to have to keep dealing with that sort of thing!And like a ominous wraith, you see Falynn standing right in front of you. She doesn't really say anything. She normally doesn't, but she just gives you a rather dull look."Okay Falynn, what's your game?" You say, getting into a defensive stance, ready for anything she might pull."Silly Lucas, I'm just the distraction." She says quietly."Aw carp.">roll 1d20
>>26929027I honestly hope it's better than WoT. Tanks with health bars makes me sadface
Rolled 11>>26929112IT BEGINS
Rolled 18>>26929112PANIC DODGE!Also, dat 20.
Rolled 10>>26929112First dice roll of the quest!
>>26929147>20 for hugging Karlalast roll of VMQ1>19 for first of this questHuh...Wrenloft you've defied fate!
I wonder what Charlotte looks like?
>>26928165It's MC's own damn fault for using the phrase "heroes left in man" in the character description.
>>26929112You try and turn around to face your attacker, and you almost make it. Almost."Gotcha!" Charlotte grins as her arms wrap around your chest, keeping you pinned."Lucinaaaaaaa, a little help, please!" You cry."Your life isn't in immediate danger. I see no reason to intervene." Lucina shrugs."Actually, I promised Lucy that I'd give her a weeks' worth of dessert rations." Charlotte grins."Traitor! Betrayer! Lucina! I trusted yooooouuuuu!!!""I'm sorry, it was too tempting." Lucina looks away."Come on, Falynn, like we agreed, you can go first." Charlotte says.Oh no, oh no no no no...Falynn calmly walks up to you. You both stare at each other for a few moments before she does what you dread the most. She reaches out your arm and starts ruffling your hair."So fluffy...." She says."I know, right?" Charlotte says, rubbing her cheek against the back of your head. "It's like he hasn't aged a day!"Normally, getting assaulted and quite possibly molested in the middle of class was something that should have grabbed some attention, but considering these were the Stumfuhrer Twins, you see more looks of jealousy than horror. If only they knew, if only they knew...>Just lie back and think of Gallia.>No! Don't go down without a fight!>Counterbribe Lucina.>Other
>>26929432>>No! Don't go down without a fight!
>>26929432>>Just lie back and think of Gallia.Lie back on the soft pillows.
>>26929432>No! Don't go down without a fight!C-C-C-COUNTER RUB. RUB THEM BACK
>No! Don't go down without a fight!>Other (Rub your head against theirs to generate double fluffy)
>>26929432>No! Don't go down without a fight!
>>26929432>[x]Counterbribe Lucina.No shame, only victory.
Jager Sturmfurher had two blonde trickster daughters. Family time must be absolute chaos
>>26929432>Counterbribe Lucina.offer to take her to seven restaurants off base and pay for whatever she gets
>>26929432>No! Don't go down without a fight!BEGIN THE GROPE-A-THON
>>26929432>No! Don't go down without a fight!Fight to the end.
>>26929432>No! Don't go down without a fight! CRAZY IVAN! CRAZY IVAN!
>>26929432>>No! Don't go down without a fight!>"Wait a second. No washboard?"
>>26929432>>No! Don't go down without a fight!Tickle attacks go!
>>26929484Do you think they are capable of pulling off a "twin switch" on everyone?
>mfw I missed VMQ2 chargen.
>>26929432>No! Don't go down without a fight!YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE, BLONDE SHE-DEVILS!Also, HNNNNNNG
>>26929542Not sure if they look similar enough...but it seems that they're quite a tag team for pranks
>>26929432In the back of your mind, a small part of yourself considers giving in. However, you were descended from a Belkan knight, and knights DON'T GIVE IN!>roll 1d20
Rolled 6>>26929583NO SURRENDER
>>26929561And I wanted Alek and Elsa's unholy sniperspawn too...Wait, I don't see them on the options list, where is he/she?
>>26929592>>26929593>>26929600On one hand, this has some nostalgia attached to it.On the other, it's a fucking terrible system where it allows us to curbstomp entire armies and robs this story of dramatic tension. I was hoping to see the last of this frankly.
Rolled 17>>26929583IRON HEART SURGE.
>>26929639Clearly you've never experienced the true horror of /tg/ dice, where every 3rd roll is a nat 1 and you never get above a 7.
>>26929600Even though you were being grappled from behind, you remembered enough from your CQC classes to be able to break out from one. Fortunately, Charlotte's grip on you slips ever so slightly, and you take the chance to duck down and literally slide out of her grasp."Uh oh." Charlotte blanches.Well, the initiative is now in your court, but you'll only able to exact revenge on one twin.>Counterattack Charlotte>Counterattack Falynn>I'll let you girls off easy this time.>Other
>>26929678I've been with VMQ since the very beginning, the number of times we've truly screwed up is probably in the single digits. Even then we still cheated our way out using rerolls.
>>26929703>I'll let you girls off easy this time.Give each one a head-rub just to get back a bit, but gently
>>26929703counterattack Lucinafutile but worth it
>>26929703>I'll let you girls off easy this time.Knights do not need petty revenge!
>>26929703>>I'll let you girls off easy this time.Whisper with a stare"Sooon...."Classmates are watching.
>>26929703>Counterattack Charlotte>>26929717That was sheer blind luck, man.
>>26929726I agree with this, we must attack the TRAITOR!
>>26929703>>OtherOne hand for each girl
>>26929717We had to burn almost all of our re-rolls to survive the whole way through though. And even then, Sam nearly bit it in a very literal way. I have never been so scared from a quest thread...
>>26929703>Counterattack FalynnShe is just as guilty.
>>26929726Oh hell, why not?>Counterattack Lucina
>>26929717We have been PHENOMENALLY fucking lucky around here.
>>26929726thistreachery will be punished, and maybe she'll roll a 1
>>26929751In the end it kinda worked out. Jager and Sam have two daughters now because of it.
>>26929744>>26929751Notice the way nobody dies.NOBODY, just that once where we came close to losing Sam. 52 pages and an entire world war where nobody dies, I am not impressed. This system hands us so many advantages on a platter it isn't funny.
>>26929717I'm not saying VMQ suffered from it, but taking the top 3 d20s isn't the problem with the system.
>>26929786>MaybeWatch as she gets a 20 to our 1.>CAPTCHA: despatch majoastyEven the CAPTCHA does not like this idea!
>>26929726fuck it, gotta risk to live
>>26929774And every time we've been unlucky, we cheated our way out like mofos.Fuck, even 1s get ignored if there's a higher roll (barring like once where we got a double).
>>26929703>>OtherUse our dad's influence to act like we are letting them off like a chivalric knight gentleman, while use our mother's influence to engineer a devious prank on all three of them after class.
>>26929703go for Lucina gorram turncoat
>>26929803I'm pretty sure it is.
>>26929802Go look at other quests that use the EXACT same system, you fucking shithead. Plenty of them suffer horrendously under the cruel yoke of /tg/ dice. We. Got. Lucky. Bitch.
>>26929726yesgrapple then tickle
>>26929804Like Ramirez did during his story? That's something to consider to people trying to attack her: Both godly skills and godly luck.
Rolled 8, 7, 17, 2 = 34>>26929703As tempting as it was to exact bloody revenge on either one of the Twins, you set your sight on the True Enemy. There was no enemy worse than a traitor, after all. The problem was, this was Lucina you were targeting, but you were banking on surprise to see you through.>roll 1d20
>>26929849Oh, do point me to where they use the same system.The only one that comes to mind is Shadow Quest, and SM takes two out of three rolls and uses the ones when they appear.
>>26929828That's because that's how 1's worked. I'm not saying anything for or against it, but the first 1 knocked out your highest roll, while a second 1 is a crit fail so 1's were never ignored.
>>26929828>even 1s get ignored if there's a higher roll (barring like once where we got a double).No. 1s cancel the highest roll. They don't "get ignored", they horribly reduce our chances.
Rolled 13>>26929882You may have a 4-dice pool, but I have JUSTICE!
>>26929891>>26929899Wow guys, we are fucking awesome apparently.
>>26929882>>26929891>>26929899>>26929903Oh, it's going to be beautiful.
>>26929891>>26929899....You sons of bitches.
>>26929802Plus look at quests that don't use rolls at all (SWQ comes to mind). We consistently pulled off death-defying shit to the point where it became...routine. I don't really find too much issue with this, because it at least allows us to fail. Not that I don't like SWQ, just that this doesn't seem as loaded to me as it seems to you. Then again>opinions
>>26929916because fuck you, that's why.
>>26929927We shall never stop.
>>26929891>>26929899Shit Lucina, step up your game.
>>26929891>>26929899I guess we know the basics of CQC
>>26929916No one touches the hair. No one.
>>26929916There, there. Obviously, Lucina was NOT expecting this. Like, at all.
Looks like Luciana finally found a challenge that piqued her interest.
>>26929888>>26929900I forgot that, but they don't exactly bring horrible consequences as opposed to succeeding epically when we get 20s.>>26929918Planefag's inclination towards shenanigans is really what hurts the quest.
>>26929916Hahahaha! Traitors must be punished!
>>26929916I hope the dessert rations were worth it.
>>26929968and then there will come a day where we bring out Triple 20s
>>26929916wrenloft has awakened
>>26929883>Oh, do point me to where they use the same system.Best of three is the single most common way of counting rolls among Quests that use them. This is because /tg/ dice are not truly random. Thus, best of three is a form of mercy to keep the dice from utterly fucking the players out of simple tasks, which they sometimes still do.
>>26930020I've only seen one quest where they use ANYTHING resembling best of three, and that was far harsher than what went on in this quest.
>>26930020Like, in that one Fate/Stay Quest, where Shirou got lit on fire while fixing a bike.Good times.
>>26929991Wrenloft...never stahp>>26929968Even in '89...yea, I mean we NEARLY died over Tanana (sp?), but the lack of rolls really leaves it even more up to the QM's discretion. Whereas in this case Merc can "load the dice" to represent situations somewhat. If you don't like it I respect your opinion, but it sits just fine with me
>>26930046Then you've not seen many quests.
Let's not forget the time we rolled so good, Artya nearly one-shotted Dirk
>>26930054>lit on fire>while fixing a bikeThis is tempting me to read Fate/Stay Quest
>>26930076Read it.We failed so many tests.
>>26930054That reminds me of story I read where a sexy time ended in a unsexy injury in the MC's lower area.
>>26930054how the fuck?
>>26930046You clearly don't participate in many quests then, and should stop acting like an authority on them.>>26930076The bike used to be Gilgamesh's. He broke it practically in half trying to go up the stairs to Ryuudo temple. /tg/ decided to take it and repair it. It has attempted to murder them every single time they have tried to fix it.>>26930101/tg/ dice, my friend. And that's a quest that uses best of three.
>>26930059Considering the number of characters deaths we've avoided so far as opposed to the one in the previous quest, I'm going to have to disagree.>>26930063Or maybe you're just misremembering? Considering you're not really bringing up these loads and loads of quests where they apparently had best of three.
>>26929891>>26929899A bit late, but: JOLLY COOPERATION!
>>26930109Then maybe you should prove your authority on them and provide me some evidence where the standard here is best of three.
>>26930046>Bleach Quest: Dying to those three random skater punks from episode 1 of the anime>Pred Quest: Nearly getting killed by random aquatic wildlife, repeatedly>Fate/Stay Again: Lit ourselves on fire while trying to fix a motorcycle, and only avoided horrible death by GM fiatAnd those examples just off the top of my head from the short list of quests I bother to follow.
>>26930143Or maybe, just MAAAAAYBE, you should stop shitting up the thread by bitching about a system that isn't broke and nobody else has a problem with?
>>26930127I'm no authority but the ones I know areThisBleach Quest(sorta)Parker Quest Lamia QuestDigimon QuestFirebender Quest Blatant Fetish Questit seems to be the default
>>26930127Sure, Ghost gave us names for characters whose deaths we avoided, but PF never gave us a similar list. He DID say that we could've lost Sanya when she ditched, but I'm guessing we could've lost Minna and/or Trude a few times and some of the other witches as well...he just chose not to tell us because he feasts upon our tears
>>26929882To your credit, it seems like the element of surprise WAS on your side this time. You first head towards Charlotte in order to throw off her expectations. Charlotte squeaks and dashes away, but you're not concerned with her. You then make a sudden shift in direction, heading for Lucina instead. Her surprise gives you the critical seconds you need."TRAITORS MUST BE PUNISHED!" You bellow with knightly fury. You plant both your hands on Lucina's head. You're gonna need both hands for this!And then commences the retaliatory hair ruffling. NOW those jealous looks around you turn to horror, as you are essentially assaulting one of the most dangerous people in the school.However, after a couple of seconds, you back off, your bloodlust quenched. Like your hair, Lucina's was now a ruffled tangled mess, though her longer hair meant it would be much harder to comb out. Victory achieved."I suppose I deserved that." Lucina says a bit glumly."Really, Lucina? A week's worth of dessert? I would've thought I'd be worth more than that!""True. I should have asked for two or three weeks." Lucina sighs.Honestly..."Alright kids, settle down!" A loud but young voice pierces the room. The entire class turns to see a rather young man taking his position at the teacher's podium. That's odd, you would've thought Tarin or Ramirez or even Alek would be teaching this class."The name's Simo Petrovich, and I'll be your instructor for today." The man, well, barely a man. He couldn't be more than a couple years older than you. "Now, I know what you're thinking. 'Simo! Why isn't Tarin or Ramirez here, or your parents?' Well, I'm normally the teaching assistant, but the current teachers are a bit occupied right now, so you're stuck with me in the meantime."The rest of your classmates look around curiously.(cont)
>>26930225>Guy named Simo>Doesn't look like much>Assuming he isn't muchBIIIIIGGGGG MISTAKE! Just ask the Russians during that thing with Finland.
>>26930225So that's Alek and Elsa's kid? Epic.
>>26930145>>26930176Alright alright, I concede. I'm not happy with it, but it does seem to be popular here.That motorcycle incident sounds hilarious though, care to give me the thread?
>>26930225>Alex and Elsa's kid>Named SimoWHAT MADNESS HAS EUGENICS WROUGHT ?
>>26930294The glory of The Bike is not contained to just one thread. The Bike is an ongoing source of torment for the participants of F/SA.
>>26930225>Simo Haya expy>Alek's kidMe shipping senses are tingling mildly.
>>26930294http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22463860/Here you are, Anon. But like >>26930316 says, this is only the start of THIS BIKE.
>>26930309Glorious GLORIOUS THINGS.Who feels like pairing him up with Lucina for the ultimate killing machine?
>>26930318Contain yourself. Match making only ends in tears.
>>26930334LOVE EACH OTHER
>>26930334no, he must find his woman the way his father did, by putting a bullet through her shoulder at 200 metres
>>26930294http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22463860/>YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST GONE FOR A DAMN WALK SHIROU!
>>26930225"ANYWAYS." Simo coughs, grabbing everybody's attention again. "I guess since this is the first day, we should get class assignments handled. We've already tallied up your final scores from general training, so you've got a choice in what kind of specialization you want to take.">It's time to choose your class! Now, a couple decades have passed, so obviously some roles have changed, but here they are!>SCOUT: Scouts are mostly unchanged from their original role, though now they are armed with scoped battle rifles so they can double as designated marksmen.>SHOCKTROOPER: Basic line infantry armed with assault rifles. A good balance of offensive and defensive power.>ENGINEER: Still responsible for demolition, repair, and field fortification.>LANCER: Still the anti-vehicle specialist.>SNIPER: Largely unchanged, though now there is a much greater emphasis on reconnaissance and stealth.>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.>DRIVER: Special troops trained to be able to operate any type of vehicle. Capable moving on foot, though they lack any other specialties to distinguish them from other classes.
>>26930347And then seducing her with his mad sniper skillz?
>>26930337It'll be worth it.Worth every single one of my tears.
>>26930334Personally I think it'd be funny if Lucina wound up with a completely mundane guy. Or a POG. Same thing, really.
>>26930334nopewe get him another sniperthey will be a purebred lineage
>>26930360>>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.Let's be a heavy trooper!
>>26930360>>LANCER: Still the anti-vehicle specialist.We shall take up the sword like our Knight father!
>>26930360>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.MACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUNMACHINEGUN
>>26930360>ENGINEER: Still responsible for demolition, repair, and field fortification.Mum would be so proud.
>>26930374Sniper battle romances only.
>>26930360>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.
>>26930360>GUNNERGet the biggest gun and let loose.
>>26930360>DRIVER: Special troops trained to be able to operate any type of vehicle. Capable moving on foot, though they lack any other specialties to distinguish them from other classes.
>>26930360>LANCER: Still the anti-vehicle specialist.Because I enjoy the suffering>>26930294>>26930316>>26930327THAT. FUCKING. BIKE.
>>26930360>>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.
>>26930360>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance."you know what's even more fucked up? Trombley only shot two bursts, maybe seven rounds. I mean, we're bumping down a dirt road, his targets are like two hundred meters out, and he hits exactly what the fuck he's shooting at. I mean, fuck man, the boy is a cold-on, deadeye killer."
>>26930360Sniperwe're not the most psychically inclined, and it works well alongside Lucina who is most assuredly a scout
>>26930360>>DRIVER: Special troops trained to be able to operate any type of vehicle. Capable moving on foot, though they lack any other specialties to distinguish them from other classes.Then halfway through the quest, desperate piloting of planes times
>>26930360>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.Machine gun forever.
>>26930360>>ENGINEER: Still responsible for demolition, repair, and field fortification.Figured he'd be inclined that and every group needs one.
>>26930417>He's a psycho!!>Yea...but at least he's our psycho...
>>26930360>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.I think this fits well with our knightly and machinist backgrounds.
>>26930360>ENGINEER: Still responsible for demolition, repair, and field fortification.
seems like we're a gunner, we better use it properly, none of this hip firing shit for us
You know you want to.
>>26930360>ENGINEERBecause why not.
>>26930360>EngineerMaking mama proud
>>26930483>not wanting to go full Panzer Cops on our enemiesDo you even Kerberos?
>>26930334>>26930345>>26930347>>26930362>>26930374>>26930399Gais, gais, I have the perfect solution to this.Does Simo have a younger brother?
>>26930483I guess it also depends on what kind of armour we get. If it's practical armour, then we follow real life. If it's video game heavy armour, then we're freakin Juggernauts.
>>26930509I like this immensely
>>26930509when you 3 metres away and can use a bipod like that, sure go for it, but when you need to aim, you use your fucking sights
>>26930360>>GUNNER: Similar to the Lancer in terms of heavy support specialist, though armed with a heavy automatic rather than a lance.MOAR DAKKA.
>>26930515not seeing what you're solution is, you want Simo to have wincest with his younger brother?
>>26930509>>26930527i'd prefer something more like pic related
SHOCKTROOPER: Basic line infantry armed with assault rifles. A good balance of offensive and defensive power.
>>26930544We only need one of the Petrovich line to carry on the proud tradition of sniper seduction.
>>26930524Well we're a lancer with a big gun, so we're blast resistant and have enough toughness to tank most enemy infantry. I'm sure we'll have interesting armor options in R&D as well.
>>26930509If we can only get a small ballistic shield attached to an arm, we may become more overpowered against infantry.
>>26930575you know, all this shipping talk before we even know the characters or see any of their development makes me want to veto your ideas just out of spite, stop it
>>26930600Just get someone else to carry one around for us, go all Ajax and Teucer on the enemy.
>>26930597I really hope we get some form of Power Armour near the end game.>>26930613If we work in pairs, we can have one person hold a full sized shield and we can have the heavy machine gun, kill things Army of Two style.
>>26930602I feel the same way. I was going to say something, but it's better to just ignore people like that.
>>26930633we can take the aggro and hold their attention while Lucina slits their throats
>>26930633>we can have one person hold a full sized shield and we can have the heavy machine gunSo, exactly what I just described.>>26930633>kill things Army of Two style.Only I used a classier reference. Was 40th Day any good? I remember I was really disappointed with the first game.
About the rampant shipping: have you guys forgotten what happened the last time you guys tried that?
>>26930658All I know about the 40th Day is that /k/ managed to put one of their weapon designs in the game as a special bonus gun.
>>26930360You glance the postings once Simo puts them up.ALPHA TEAMCHARLOTTE STURMFUHRER: SHOCKTROOPERFALYNN STURMFUHRER: ENGINEERLUCINA: SCOUTLUCAS WILLIAMS: GUNNEREDWIN HOHENZOLLERN: LANCERMORGAN HATHCOCK: SNIPERYou notice there are two blank spaces at the bottom."Hey, um, Mr. Petrovich?""You can just call me Simo, man. Calling me Mr. Petrovich just makes me feel old.""Okay, uh, Simo. What do these two blank spaces down here mean?""Oh, you can choose two more people to fill out your team. I don't really care who, as long as its someone from this class." Simo shrugs.SQUADDIE TIME! You know the drill:NAME:GENDER:CLASS:PERSONALITY:BACKGROUND:The two most popular choices will be generated.
>>2693065840th Day was kind of short in my opinion, but entertaining none the less.
>>26930681oh god that nugget...
>>26930686Ooooo, two random people!...we need The Stig's offspring as our Driver.
>>26930716Do we need a tank or a wheeled vehicle?
>>26930716We also need a Ramirez.
>>26930686...So, is anyone going to object if I try writing up a Marisa Kirisame expy?
>>26930767I put in "Isaac Clarke", I'm pretty sure it's fine.
>>26930738Dude, Lucina is his daughter.
>>26930738we already do, in the deadly combinations of tarin/ramirez that is Lucina
We really need a driver to be honest.
>>26930782Eh, alright then, just...wait a bit.*Has habit of writing up stupidly long profiles**See Aleksandr and Isolde*
>>26930805Writing one up...
>>26930805I agree, we should take a driver. And as much as I like Wren's character I don't think we need another engineer right now. I think would could use another Shocktrooper or Lancer.
>>26930783>>26930789But she's a scout. Unless you want her to also be our frontline everyman, we need someone else.
>>26930686Name: John 'Runaround' GregorGender: MaleClass: DRIVAHPersonality: Aloof, superior.Background: John's family was originally from Albion and fairly well-to-do. At his insistence to learn the art of war, they managed to secure him a spot in Gallia's Sturmfuhrer Academy through some questionable connections, wanting only the best education for him. He has a natural affinity for vehicles and knowing how to ride anything with tires or treads after only a short time riding a given vehicle. The problem is that he thinks he understands tactics with them as well as he does how to drive them.
>>26930686NAME: Nicole WinterealdGENDER: FCLASS: ShocktrooperPERSONALITY: Nihilistic, Cool headed, Cynical, Party girl, Gives everything to protect her true friends.BACKGROUND: Born in a rich noble Gallia family. Decided to join the academy out of a desire for thrills against her families will. For some reason seems to despise Albions.
>>26930782Oh god... I hope the Feds or Imps aren't stupid enough to excavate the mine Arthur was at. "Blue Marker" creatures are the last thing we want to fight or release upon the world.
>>26930856Add the fact that he's either a) From an old racing family or b) that his family was rich enough to indulge his racing passions as a youngster and you've got my vote
>>26930856>>26930874Voting for the first drivah and shocktrooper out of simplicity.
>>26930686Jacqueline EoriaFemaleClass: ShocktrooperPersonality: Combative, CynicalBackground: After failing time and again to become gainfully employed in the service industry she decided to work to her strengths and join the military.
>>26930827>>26930686>>26930686Oh boy, here we go.NAME: Gerald FedemaGENDER: MaleCLASS: DriverPERSONALITY: Laid back, will serious it up when shit goes down.BACKGROUND: Grew up on a farm, then the war came in, and burnt it to the ground. Took to driving in the city, street racing and all. Wasn't the best, but not the worse.Also, he has a fro, JUST BECAUSE.
>>26930686Grace Moore "Nuke" FemaleLancerFinds joy in making anything and everything go boom. If it explodes she loves it. Loves lances and obsesses about different makes, models and types. (Think lance otaku with explosion boner)Former Emmerian military student who was expelled for "Reckless abandon while handling explosives." Sergery Volkov "Duke". Male ShocktrooperComplete adrenaline junkie and thrill seeker the more dangerous the better. Grinning maniac looking for the most exciting thing.Imperial born, found that racing motorcycles wasn't enough of a thrill so changed over to being a soldier.Tendai Kotsi "Stalker"FemaleSniperKotsi is a by the books no-nonsense ice queen. Tends to look down on more maverik soldiers.Formerly a hunter in the plainsl\ of Afrikans. Corrupt military coup forced her and her family out.
>>26930917>DukeDo you seriously expect us to bet on Duke after how bad of a letdown Forever was?
>>26930856>The problem is that he thinks he understands tactics with them as well as he does how to drive them.This guy is BAD NEWS.He gets my vote.
>>26930883Hadn't thought of that. The latter makes the most sense with what I had in mind.
>>26930939I'm literally tweaking charaters that Xcom generated for me. I have not changed the names or nicknames.
>>26930856I'm voting my 1st for him.
Bill RizerMaleSoldierShocktrooperA Soldier from an unknown country that appeared once day in the academy. Usually Gruff and unsocible, he sometimse lets slip references to storming heavily fortified positions.
>>26930686NAME: Erika LauterbachGENDER: FemaleCLASS: ShocktrooperPERSONALITY: : A tad sadistic with a touch of cynicism. Relatively upbeat-seeming with a facade of gleaming optimism over the cynical layer beneath. Typically regarded as 'friendly' but not 'too friendly'. Tends to be relatively aggressive towards whomever is 'the enemy'.BACKGROUND: Grew up in a village outside the capital and was raised by a relatively middle-upper class family. As a result had a relatively average life save for that fact that some traumatic events at home and a little oddities and here bred some rather odd aspects of her personality. Enlisted in the army as a way to get away from home, travel, and take the fight to the enemy in her own style.
>>26930856I'll throw a vote at this Driver.
NAME: Mary-Kate CaulderGENDER: FCLASS: ShocktrooperPERSONALITY: Romanticizes the last war to an almost-dangerous degree, determined to become a soldier on par with the heroes of said warBACKGROUND: She grew up in Randgriz as a thoroughbred city girl, the daughter of a bar owner and his baker wife. Her father loved to tell the story of how the Demons of Randgriz crashed his bar after the reclamation of Randgriz during the rebellion. Ever since hearing those stories as a youngster, she had wanted to meet, or at least be like, the heroes of the story, the Demons. She applied to the Academy numerous times and finally managed to scrape by with the minimum scores required to enter. She idolizes Jager and Sam, and wants to become just like them. She's very determined, but a bit unskilled as of right now
NAME: Anna KarkovaGENDER: FCLASS: Driver/ShocktrooperPERSONALITY: Outgoing, happy, kinda creepy at timesBACKGROUND: She's the life of any party! Possibly the cutest, most popular girl in the Sturmfuhrer Academy, if the Twins were'nt occupying that position, that is. One has to wonder why she chose a life of war as opposed to something a bit more peaceful, like animal husbandry. I mean, she's practically lived one until she got accepted. Don't try to breach this topic, though, she'll just clam up and not talk for weeks.Also she really, really loves hamsters. Then again, who doesn't?Has an older sister who tends to animals. She's a veterinarian in training.(It's Koishi! WHO DOESN'T LIKE KOISHI)
Which class would Elizabeth count as, and can we get one of those?
Awww, Curse my slow typing! Anyway, voting for>>26930874
GAH WAIT FOR ME AND MY SHEET.
>>26930983here's a picture of such a story, though no one believes it to be real.I know its a wasted effort but hey might as well try.
>>26931021Oh god, tryhard stormtrooper! Sweet!
>>26930874This. Captcha: ntyrvith herTh-that's too lewd, Captcha!
>>26931021voting for this and any driver
>>26931030>>26930856throwing my votes in for these
>>26931021I like this one.
>>26931021I like 'er. Reminds me of Packy. I'll give 'er a vote.
>>26931021Interesting I'll bit for this.
>>26931021Casting my final vote
>>26931092man, it would have been hilarious if he fired 1 shot and everything fell off because even though he bought all that high speed-low drag gear, he got cheap mounts
>>26931021That was the bar we drank Sam under that table at, right before we hijacked that tank and drove it off a cliff before ending up in jail, right?That was a fun bar.I vote for her.
>>26931116Remember the time with the statue, the tank and the cliff afterwards?
>>26931021Ok, my other vote has to go here. DETERMINATION!Also, I liked that bar.
>>26931092Botasky, anon. Botasky has too much shit on his gun in the only episode we ever got.The manga doesn't have that joke because it's set in 'Nam, before bolting lots of shit to your gun was a thing.However, you're still mah nigga for knowing Cat Shit One.
NAME: Marisa "Sparky" NicolauGENDER: FemaleCLASS: LancerPERSONALITY: Mischievous and upbeat, and something of a kleptomaniac. Marisa is quick to act on her instincts and possesses a frankly disturbing love for large amounts of firepower, particularly explosions. Likes mushrooms.BACKGROUND: Born from an Osean merchant father and a Yuktobanian mother. Marisa tended to be a bit of a wild child, being kicked out of a dozen schools for "borrowing" the property of her classmates (they can have everything back when she was dead!). Disappointed in his daughter, who he had hoped to follow him into the business, he decided to send to military school, where he hoped to have her problems smoother out. Instead, despite her inevitable disciplinary problems, she thrived, mostly because of her latent talent for anything involving absurd amounts of firepower. Deciding on a life as a soldier to keep access to her precious stock of highly powerful and unstable munitions, she transferred to Sturmfuhrer Academy, where she hopes to prove herself as one of the best in the art of making things blow up.
>>26931151>set in 'Nam, before bolting lots of shit to your gun was a thing.the SASR would like a word with you about that...
>>26931186Somewhat bare considering my usual standards, but hopefully it's enough to pass muster.Or at least, people like it enough to motivate me to expand on it for the next expansion.
>>26931186Gonna have to go with this one. She seems like a boatload of fun.
>>26931186Also, criticism is always welcome.
>>26931186Huh, I find myself liking her. Sure, going for this.
>>26930856>>26931021So it looks like these two will be your new squaddies!Writan
>>26931186Voting for her in addition to Runaround.
>>26931197They've got grenade launchers and that's about it. The Bitch is field modification at it's finest, but doesn't ADD anything, just strips the gun down into a lean, mean killing machine.I'm talking about the geardo retard levels that Bota goes to in the anime.
>>26931243Buh, buh.I didn't have enough time for people to look at me sheet yet!
>>26931243Damn. We were too late. :(
>>26931186>>26931243Oh uh, shit.Maybe wait a little longer? Because I was gonna vote for her.
>>26930983 here and someone told me to give more background."Where he came from isn't known but he makes no mystery of stories of fighitng unknown creatures defying description in hostile jungles, fighting through city streets with rabit dogs, and facing off against unknown tech with only a gun by his side. He found his away into the Academy interested in fighting more mundane foes.">>26931260Tis the breaks for those who aren't reliant on a old shout out or a popular archetype.
>>26931260Unfortunately, you were a bit too late. But considering she seems to be picking up votes, she might show up later!
>>26931243Oh well. I will get a fro in somewhere.Touch Elfggest.Captcha, stahp.
>>26931243Merc, wait! Sparky, please!!
>>26931303she'll be a new squaddie later on probably
>>26931293I was just about to change one of my votes to her too. If only she showed up earlier.
>>26931303Okay, I'll be nice and let her in along with Runaround and Mary-Kate, considering they're roughly equal votes.
>>26931257all those guns have been more heavily modified than Bota's M39, only different is they are internal changes except for the XM148's>The BitchI got to fire one of the few surviving ones when working in WA, fuck me that is one of the most joyous things that can happen, pic related is the one I shot, not me in the pic
>tfw half our team slowly become 2husI have no problem with this.
>>26931318Gee Alpha squad, why do your teacher let you have NINE squad members?
>>26931318YES.I'll get writing a more comprehensive backstory when I can.
>>26931331More heavily modified, but the important thing is that they're not adding extra weight. Remember, the joke was that he was tiring himself out because his gun was so damn heavy from all the pointless shit he strapped on.It's the difference between a guy who tunes his car real nice, so she handles exactly how he wants, and a guy whose idea of tuning is throwing on a shitty body kit and some neon.
>>26931348We sucked the most dick out of all the squads, so we got the extra.
>>26931151>Cat Shit OneOh that brings me back, still wish there was more of the manga.Completely fucking lost it when I saw the anime with the turbanhead camels though.
>>26931348We took Caulder, she's like having negative one squad members, so we get Sparky to balance it out.So, what's Caulder's embarrassing nickname gonna be?
>>26931394something alcohol related
>>26931394The Greatest Fangirl.
>>26931186Also, holy fucking shit how did I forget her photo.
>>26931438...I'm okay with this.
>>26931394Bourbon. We call her Aunt Bourbon.
>>26931021To add on to Mary-Kate's backstory:Once she got in to the Academy, she managed to pass her classes by dint of the fact that she'd often work herself to absolute exhaustion. With this effort she managed to do well enough to choose Tier One specialization, her goal. She had wanted to join Tier One for 3 reasons: 1) She wanted to become even more like her heroes and figured the fastest way was by overcoming the challenge of Tier One; 2) She is DEATHLY afraid of flying. She isn't even particularly fond of high places, and; 3) She heard through the grapevine that many of the children of the Demons would be in Tier One as well. While she's sworn to herself to keep the fangirl-ism to a minimum, there will probably be times where she slips up.Pic related
>>26931394Mascot, if she is utterly adorable when trying hard.
>>26931394First, she has to DO something embarrassing that lends itself to a nickname. For example, I picked up "Papa Smurf" from one of my co-workers at my job during college due to the fact that I was working on growing a beard, and it made me look like, well, Papa Smurf.>>26931438>Pabst>implying that pisswater isn't outright banned in Gallia
Discussing with the rest of your team, you try to hammer out who you want to fill out your empty slots. Your first choice is Marisa "Sparky" Nicolau. Sure, she was a bit crazier, but no much crazier than the Twins or Lucina. Plus, you could always use some more heavy firepower. Second was John "Runaround" Gregor. He was a skilled, though somewhat reckless, driver. However, nobody could argue that he didn't have the experience handling vehicles in tight situations.However, you're honestly not sure how you ended up with Mary-Kate Caulder, or how she even made it into Tier One at all. From what you understand, Mary-Kate was utterly mediocre as a soldier in every way. However, you do vaguely remember that when the faculty was deciding who was eligible to be Tier One, they would randomly pick one student out of the entire student body. Apparently, they believed "luck" was a real thing to be sought after.And, as luck would have it, all the other teams had been filled, so Simo just defaulted her to yours since you had the most skilled teammates, meaning Alpha was the best equipped to keep an eye on her."Okay, and now it's time for some good old fashioned TEAMBUILDING EXERCISES." Simo says with all the enthusiasm as a dead tree. >TEAMBUILDAN TIME!>Timeskip to final exam.>Other
>>26931472>Timeskip to final exam.
>>26931472>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!time for some social links
>>26931472>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!GRIT THOSE TEETH!
>>26931471>implying that's not why we call her Pabst
>>26931472>>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!At Mary-Kates pub?
>>26931472>>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!I'm kind of disappointed that I can't make any interesting characters
>>26931472>>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!Oh boy, coordination building!
>>26931472>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!ha ha time for teambuilding!
>>26931472>when the faculty was deciding who was eligible to be Tier One, they would randomly pick one student out of the entire student body. Apparently, they believed "luck" was a real thing to be sought after.Oh, SHIT! MONOBEAR INCOMING! GET OUT OF THE BUILDING NOW!But seriously, >TEAMBUILDAN TIME!
>>26931472>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!Why not?
>>26931472>Timeskip to final exam.Haha, nope. The team is built, throw them to the wolves.
>>26931472>>TEAMBUILDAN TIME!Be enthusiastic about it.
>>26931500I'm disapointed my attempt got no comments, even negative ones.
>>26931517Anon, I'm pretty sure Simo's idea of "teambuilding" is something straight out of pic related.
>>26931471Yeah it's a shitty nickname for a reason.
>>26931466The day she learned she got in due to a lottery and not her hard work, would be a sad day indeed.
>>26931472>Merc Command>TEAMBUILDAN TIMEDamn right we're gonna teambuild.
>>26931575Why do I get the feeling that Fangirl is going to become the most badass member of the team by the end of this?
>>26931617And then she died (due to rolls), and many much tears would be shed and an Oscar-nominated quest would be won.
>>26931640...My God, she's a genderbent Bannon!
>>26931650Only if she fucks up badly, and lets the guilt of it make her too scared to act in the future.Poor guy really needed to see a therapist.
>>26931650IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ypVZGntVg
>>26931650oh please, our team shall be smart and use inteligent tactics, Bannon would have easily made it out of that and still lure the ruskies into the tac nuke but had to make a last stand to redeem himselfif not for his terrible personality his tank would have survived
>>26931472And a few hours later, you and your "squad" are full kitted out and being shipped out to the Wilderness, basically the woods just outside of the Academy grounds. Well, the first exercise was simple. The teams would be dropped at random points in the Wilderness. Every student was carrying a dog tag. The objective was to "kill" the most enemies and grab as many dog tags as you can. Friendlies can grab the dog tags of their "fallen" comrades to prevent them from being collected. This ensured that things would get up close and personal."So, uh... did we ever figure out who was going to be the squad lead?" Charlotte asks."Actually, we didn't." Falynn points out."Well, obviously it should be me." Edwin says with that smug smile of his."Oh, hell no." Charlotte shakes her head vigorously. "No way in hell is anybody going to follow your orders!"Lucina glances at you. You knew that she wasn't really interested in the whole leadership thing. Was she nominating you?>Step up.>Suggest somebody else lead.>Other
>>26931692Self-loathing brought on by knowing you killed innocent people by mistake is a hell of a drug, anon.
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Let's have someone else make the decisions for once.I nominate Charlotte!
>>26931707>Step up.ASSUMING CONTROL
>>26931707>>Step upKnights should be confidant!
>>26931707>Step up.Time to do our parents proud.
>>26931707>Step up.We are the son of a knight. We do not back down from a challenge
>>26931707>Step up.time for a game of K/C
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Aw man, the rest of you guys are boring, let someone else do that "leadership" thing for once!
>>26931707>Suggest it's put to a vote.
>>26931707>Step up."Edwin, you're a good guy, but seriously man, lighten up."
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.
>>26931707>Step up.Everyone follow the guy with the armor and the machine gun.
>>26931707>>Suggest somebody else lead.
>>26931761We seriously need a Squire or a Page to become a shield bearer in order to keep up with the Knightly theme.
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Charlotte, Lets let someone else handle the reigns. We'll have our time.
>>26931707>Step up.we Knight, it wouldbe unseemly to shirk the weight of leadership
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Done with us leading, think someone else should have a turn.Like Charlotte.
>>26931788He can also carry two halves of a coconut and bang them together everywhere we go.
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Kinda like the idea of us being the follower for once.
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Mary-Kate. Because we should totally let the cheerleader lead.It will be most amusing.
>>26931730Changing vote to:>>26931820
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Eh, done that once, time for something else.
>>26931707>>Step up.Lucina was nominating us.
>>26931707>Suggest that somebody else lead.We've spent all of last game leading. I think it'd be interesting to do things a bit differently here.
>>26931707Step UpLucina trusts us
>>26931707>>Suggest somebody else lead.Alright guys, let's not repeat everything we did last quest.
>>26931707>Step up.Well we're not going to be the best because of our physical abilities. Let's put our leadership skills to the test.
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.I think having a change of pace will be interesting.
>>26931707>Step UpIt would be dishonorable to betray Lucina's trust in us right now
>>26931707>Lucina glances at you. You knew that she wasn't really interested in the whole leadership thing. Was she nominating you?Oh, we're taking command
Don't worry, if this blows up in our face, we can suggest being a leader next time.
>>26931825Seconding.Her Luck stat must be ginormous, Like John-117 level.
>>26931707Be a man>Step Up
>>26931871I voted to take the lead, but this. This doesn't seem like PERMANENT leader selection. We can mix and match for a little bit methinks
>>26931707Suggest somebody else lead.
>>26931707>Step upwe wanted to see what we're made of, now's our chance
>>26931845While I agree I think we can be the leader of our squad while still doing things differently from Jager. It's less about our positions and more about how we act.
>>26931707>Step upwe'll figure out who desreves it later
>>26931707take the lead
>>26931896Eh, not being a leader is a bit of a paradigm change, and one I think will be interesting.
>>26931879How about a leadership change during the practice if things go dodgy?
>>26931707>Step up.time to show our friend that we aren't completely incompetent
>>26931707>Suggest somebody else lead.Eeeeeeeh, I feel like doing something different this time around.
>>26931922I'm fine with whatever. I just feel that as the son of a Knight and after the vote of confidence from our friend, we should at least give it a shot
Okay, it looks like stepping up is in the lead.Stopping voting here.
>>26931707"I'll lead this time. When we have downtime, we'll figure out an actual squad leader"
So what happens when we get into close combat? I'm pretty sure they don't have bayonets for Gunners.
>>26931974we have a club
>>26931974"A man who goes into battle without a sword is improperly dressed"
>>26931974Basic Systema combat.
>>26931974 We have big gun. Big gun have big stock. SMASH.'Course, I think we should be suppressing things BEFORE they get that close, if we've got the heavy weapon.
>>26931974Every soldier is equipped with a combat knife. Failing that I wouldn't want to get beat over the head by a heavy machine gun stock.
>>26931974learn from Uncle Jaeger and punch bitches in the face?
>>26931986I have to second this. We need a sword now. How the hell do this theme of Knighthood keep on appearing (not that I'm complaining)?
>>26932006we are the son of a Belkan Knight (or at least a Squire, don't know if he finished up)we were probably trained in boxing and swordsmanship
>>26932000MY GUN IS BIG AND MY FISTS ARE HARD. But that's not really how I want to play young Williams.
>>26931974Well for one thing, we probably have a sidearm. And we definitely have a knife.
>>26932006I dunno about you guys, but I hope we have Lucas take after his mother too by being technically minded.
>>26931707Personally, you feel that Charlotte would make the beast leader out of all of you. Even though you had to admit Edwin was pretty damn smart he was... well... you didn't outright HATE him, but was certainly the closest person to come to that. His superior attitude generally didn't endear him very well among others. Though you're pretty sure he's somewhat of a nice guy underneath. Maybe. Hopefully.However, your knightly blood starts to boil again, so you make the fateful decision."I'll take squad lead." You say.The others look at you in surprise. Obviously they didn't really expect you to step up like this."Whoa, that's a surprise, Lucas." Charlotte grins. "Sure, I can support that."Falynn nods in silent assent, along with Lucina. Edwin gives you a grudging look, but otherwise doesn't say anything."I guess it could work..." Morgan mutters.Runaround, Sparky, and Mary-Kate, being relative newcomers, just go with the flow.And just like that you are now suddenly Alpha Team Leader."Reaching drop zone in fifteen minutes." The driver announces. "Better get ready."Well, that leaves just enough time to do something, but what?>Try and come up with some kind of inspiring speech to your squad. (write-in)>Talk to someone. (specify)>Skip straight to the action.>Other
>>26932038or at least one hell of a cook
>>26931999Now that you think about it. We can use a folded up machine gun tripod as a makeshift warhammer! These are meant to survive being dropped out of a plane.
>>26932024I don't think we take after our father very well since we don't even command a personal tank.
>>26932041>>Talk to someone.Lucina
>>26932048Why bother commanding a tank when you can BE a tank?
>>26932041>Talk to someone>The driverFirst rule of war: cheat.
>>26932041>Talk to someone. (specify)Talk to the newbies (introductions) or Lucina/Charlotte about battle plans
>>26932041>>Talk to someone. (Mary-Kate)
>>26932048Papa will dishonor us and our cow for such a blunder
>>26932036>we probably have a sidearmPic related, perhaps?
>>26932041>Talk to Lucina.Fifteen minutes is enough time to talk to a few people, let's start with her.
>>26932041Talk to Lucinaif we have time after, talk to the newbieswe aren't going to grand speeches, we motivate with one-on-one chats
>>26932041>>Talk to someone. (specify)Edwin. We need to talk to him and make sure he won't try to undermine us out of some sense of entitlement. Just mention that we're lead for the exercise, we can talk about permanent positioning later.
>>26932041>Talk to someone. (Lucina)
>>26932045They are fucking heavy though. We are talking 75% gun weight, if memory serves. Bipods are the way to go for squad level machineguns. Perhaps a proper tripod mount per platoon, but anything more than that is a bit much.
>>26932041>>Try and come up with some kind of inspiring speech to your squad. (write-in)Time for a knightly speech:"Today, we start as novices. Unrefined pieces of iron. Through the fires of combat, we shall be forged into a well made tool. In our hearts we have purpose, to be the best of the best, to protect the peace that has lasted for the past 20 years. Today, we march for PEACE! AND WE SHALL KNOW! NO! FEAR!"
>>26932041No speech, talk to Lucina
>>26932041talk to Lucinathink of a motto for the teamsomething like "Alpha Squad-iron within, iron without"
>>26932130Should we use some fancy German/Latin?
>>26932130A motto can come later.Also, since squad-level mottos are unofficial, it should be something more humorous and/or raunchy.
>>26932130"Alpha Squad - A Stab and a Smile"
>>26932150sanguine nati sumus immortales?
>>26932165I'd prefer 'Ear to Ear Grins' over that.
>>26932130Alpha Squad-how would you like your bullets today?
>>26932156Alpha Squad - Gets Shit Done.
>>26931974then we make one
>>26932192with our first victim's ribs
>>26932130Alpha Squad-You are already dead
>>26932041"So, uh, Lucina, I saw you prodding me to be the leader. Any reason for that?" You ask."Well, it seemed like the natural choice." Lucina shrugs."Wait, what? What makes you think that?" You blink."Lucas, you're genuinely one of the nicest guys I know." Technically, you were the ONLY guy she really knew. "I just think that... you'd be the kind of person who'd do anything to make sure his squad was safe.""Whoa, really?" You blink?"Am I wrong to think that?" "N-no, not at all. I just sort of thought Charlotte would be better suited for it. She IS the Headmaster's daughter, after all.""True, but why can't change things up?" Lucina shrugs. "Besides, if it really doesn't work out we can always change it after.""Um, thanks?""Okay people, last stop!" The driver announces as the truck comes to a halt. "Double check your gear because once I'm gone you're stuck with what you've got!""Aw no, I forgot to decide my loadout!" You grimace."I see our dear leader is off to a good start already." Edwin cracks a grin."Ah shut it."As a Gunner, you have three choices of weapon to take.>Automatic Rifle: Basically a slightly larger and heavier version of the basic Gallian assault rifle. It's the lightest of the weapons but also the weakest, and is magazine fed instead of belt fed.>.30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.>.50 caliber MG: The biggest and heaviest gun available on the squad support level. It's the most powerful of heavy machine guns, but is too heavy to fire on the move. Can only be used after being set up in a deployed position.>Choose your weapon.
Alpha Squad: "Who?"
>>26932190yesLucas is /tg/ personified
>>26932219>30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.best of both worlds
>>26932219>>Automatic Rifle: Basically a slightly larger and heavier version of the basic Gallian assault rifle. It's the lightest of the weapons but also the weakest, and is magazine fed instead of belt fed.
>>26932219>.30 Calplease tell it has a stock on it
>>26932219>>.30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.
>>26932219Lucina, why are you so adorable? this quest hasn't even been going on a thread>.30nastier than a normal AR, without the pesky setup time
>>26932219>.30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.As much as I want to take the .50, until we can make it man-portable it's a bad idea
>>26932219>>.30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.We are a Gunner and we need suppressing fire.
>>26932219>.50 caliber MG: The biggest and heaviest gun available on the squad support level. It's the most powerful of heavy machine guns, but is too heavy to fire on the move. Can only be used after being set up in a deployed position.Yesssss
>>26932219... Okay. I didn't think the conversation would take ALL FIFTEEN MINUTES.
>>26932219>.30 caliber MGAnything heavier is counter-productive.
>>26932219>>Automatic Rifle: Basically a slightly larger and heavier version of the basic Gallian assault rifle. It's the lightest of the weapons but also the weakest, and is magazine fed instead of belt fed.This fight will be on the go, run-and-gun. No time to set up with a bipod.
>>26932219>.30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.
>>26932219>.30 caliber MG
>>26932219What kind of Magazine does the Automatic Rifle have?
>>26932219>>.30 caliber MG: A lot larger than the automatic rifle, the .30 cal can be carried around and fired, and is belt fed so it can fire for longer periods of time. However, it's much heavier.Endurance for suppressive fire!
>>26932219>.30 caliber MGBudget, belt-fed dakka with no setup time? sounds awesome
>>26932283Only about 50-60 rounds from the AR's standard 30.
>>26932295fuck thatgo 30 or 50
>>26932219You decide to go with the .30 cal. It was reliable and could be fired on the move if need be. Sure it wasn't as light as the auto rifle and lacked the .50 cal's raw firepower, but it was the best combination of mobility and firepower available.As the truck pulls away, you are left with yourself and your eight squadmates. The forest around you is eerily silent. Almost too silent.>Let's go hunting!>Find a defensive position and stay put. Let the enemy come to you.>Split up.>Other
>>26932331>>Let's go hunting!seize the initiative
>>26932331>Split up.Set up an ambush position with some, while a few lure the enemies to us.
>>26932331>>Let's go hunting for the high ground!
>>26932331>Let's go hunting!we can find a good position and go defensive while we send a fire team to bait/lure into our killbox
>>26932331>>Let's go hunting!Lucina! Take point!
>>26932331Find an elevated position with a large amount of tree cover, set up defenses there, mines and grenade traps if we have them, quick-dug pit traps if we don'tLucina scouts around, we position hathcock in the third tallest tree we find so he has a good view without being as noticeableWe find groups, Lucina reports back, we send our shocktroopers out to lure them into range of our heavy weaponswhat's runaround kitted out with since i don't think he has a vehicle
>>26932397Drivers just have basic armor and the standard AR.
>>26932410awesomewe have any grenades, and I'm assuming we're using rubber bullets?
>>26932397seconding, put Runaround in the shocktrooper decoy group
>>26932331>>Find a defensive position and stay put. Let the enemy come to you.Until we get a feel for the terrain. Know the land and your enemy will not succeed.
>>26932397seems pretty solid, especially since about half our team is better off staying immobile (Lancers, Gunner, Sniper)Engineers have all the grenades, right? we can probalby bundle some together, set up ghetto tripwires around our "base"
>>26932435This, but have our scouts do a bit of recon. We can get a nice camoflaged position, but we need some eyes out and about
>>26932397thiswe're in command , so command peopleput our shocktroopers and lancers on perimeter watch while >>26932452 this happens
>>26932397seems legithave Runaround sneak around closer to our base though, kind of like an early warning system
>>26932397I like this
>>26932331if its not too late, I'll change mine from >>26932364 to >>26932397
>>26932331"First things first, we should set up an ambush point." You say, looking around at the surrounding forest. "Lucina, I know you've been in the Wilderness before. You know of any good, defensible spots nearby?""I think so." Lucina nods. "This way."With that, Lucina leads your little ragtag squad through the forest until you come up to what seems like the ruins of a tower. Age and weather has worn the ancient structure down to its base, but there's still a few walls and large blocks of stone to hide within."This is perfect." You nod. "This is what we'll do. Me, Falynn, Morgan, Edwin, and Sparky will hold position here. Lucina will go out and search for enemy teams. Charlotte, Mary-Kate, and Runaround will be the bait. Fire at the groups Lucina tags and try to lure them to our position. Slow and steady, and don't take any unnecessary risks. Got it?""Yes sir!" Everybody affirms."Hey, um, Lucas?" You turn to see Morgan step forward."Yeah, what is it, Morgan?" Obviously, you didn't really know a whole lot about him. Just that he was a nasty good shot. Morgan didn't seem to be the type who liked talking about himself either, and you've noticed he liked taking duties that distanced him from others."I was just wondering if I could go find my own ambush position? I mean, if I stay in the ruins, it be sort of a waste of range advantage, right?"While Morgan's reasoning was sound, it seemed more like he was trying to find a excuse to be alone.>Sure, go ahead.>Nope, you're staying here with us.>Other
>>26932543>Sure, go ahead.trust the sniper to find his own nest
>>26932543>>Sure, go ahead.Alright, but don't go too far off or we won't be able to support you if you get in trouble.
>>26932543>>Sure, go ahead.
>>26932543>Sure, go ahead.Do not meddle in the affairs of Whitefeather, for he is subtle and capable of sniping you from a mile away.
>>26932543>Sure, go ahead.make sure you're in easy support range if possible, though. Don't want you getting trapped somehow
>>26932543Its's a reverse trap isn't it?
>>26932543>Sure, go ahead.
>>26932543"As you wish, Whitefeather."
>>26932595Good god. It's not enough for you people to delude yourself into thinking Felix is a reverse trap, now you're bringing your insanity here?!
>>26932543>Sure, go ahead.Just stay relatively close by. We need communication
>>26932543>>Other"Sure, but if you could set up overwatch on our forward element, I would feel much more secure. Try to keep them out of trouble. Well, more trouble than usual."
>>26932543"Yeah, go ahead." You nod, trusting the sniper to know what he's doing. "Just don't go off too far, okay? We'd need to able to support you if you get in trouble.""Don't worry, I know how it works." Morgan grins slightly.The next few minutes go by rather silently. You set up your gun to overlook the prepared killzone, while Falynn boobytraps most of the obvious approaches with paint mines. Sparky and Edwin make sure their lances are properly loaded and ready to fire."Lucas, it's Lucina. I've got something." Your radio buzzes."What have you got?" You ask."I see one... no... two squads approaching. If we're lucky they'll engage each other, or we can try luring one or both groups to us."Well, you could wait and see if both groups started attacking each other, which would save you some trouble. However, the point of this exercise to pick up tags, and letting two squads wipe each other meant you would effectively be gaining nothing. On the other hand, you don't want to risk pulling in more than you could chew.>Wait and see what happens.>Try and pull in one of the groups.>Pull in both groups.>Other>Wait and see what happens.
>>26932750>Wait and see what happens.He said it twice, so it's obviously important.
>>26932750>>Wait and see what happens.See if they are making an alliance.
>>26932750>>Wait and see what happens.catpcha: naturally tsmshot
>>26932750Wait. Why can't we let them kill each other and then just finish them off and take all of the tags? Do they not count if we're not the ones who kill them?
>>26932750>OtherLet the two groups engage, but be ready to jump in, finish off the last ones standing, and take all the tags.
>>26932750>Wait and see what happens.If they engage each other we can lure the victors towards our killzone and take all the dog tags for ourselves. All's fair.
>>26932750>Wait and see what happens, but if they engage each other, wipe out the stragglers and take all the dog tags
>>26932750>Wait and see what happens.
>>26932750Wait, let them wipe each other out, then snag the tagsgo for objective attainment, not glory in battle
>>26932797What if they don't, form an temporary non-aggression deal, and team up?
>>26932750>>Try and pull in one of the groups.One at a time...
>>26932750"Wait up, Lucina. Wait and see what happens." You say."Roger that."Another few uncomfortably silent minutes pass by until the radio buzzes again."Lucas, I've got some pretty bad news. It looks like they're working together." Lucina announces."What? Are you sure?""Well, they're not shooting at each other, that's for sure.""What's going on here..." You mutter to yourself.>roll 1d20
Rolled 20>>26933037here goes nothing
>>26933050Sweet mother of dice gods
Rolled 3>>26933050Aww snaps.
Rolled 13>>26933050Nothing seems to go quite far.
>>26933050>Mary-Kate accepted as a squad member>I roll a combat 20Truly, today is a good day
>>26933050"Lucina, this is really important." You ask. "Did both teams already know each other was there?""No... they were rather surprised when they ran into each other. But they didn't fire right away. Now that you point it out it IS rather odd..."Things weren't adding up here. Well, this seemed like a good idea to ask the resident know it all."Hey! Edwin!""What do you want?" Edwin sighs. "Hopefully something worth wasting my precious time.""Yeah, well, there's this odd thing going on. Lucina spotted two teams that ran into each other by surprise, but they didn't fire at each other right away, and now they're actively cooperating. What's your take on it?""Isn't it obvious?" Edwin shakes his head. "Apparently the teams are colluding, and based on your story, they were doing it the moment we left the Academy.""But, the teams wouldn't have any reason to work together form alliances beforehand because placement is randomized, plus the need to collect the tags....""Lucas, the answer is staring you in the face." Edwin sighs like a disappointed parent. "If I'm right, and I usually am, this whole 'teambuilding' exercise has been rigged from the very beginning. It's not a free for all. All the teams are gunning for US."Well, cracker jacks.TO BE CONTINUED>And that's it for today, folks! Tune in tomorrow 7pm for the continuation of VMQ2!
>>26933172Well shit, I knew something was going to happen.
>>26933172Eru Erufu!Well, looking forward to more of this Merc. Glad the ride cranked back up while I'm on a 5 day vacation, and glad to have you back!
>>26933172...nutballs."Hope you're packin' some frag lances, Eddie."
>>26933172One team vs all. I LIKE DEM ODDS.
>>26933172Time to snooze.
>>26933172>Well, cracker jacks.I love our not-expletives.
>>26933172It's good to see this happening. Loved the first, and as long as this ain't a rehash, well, I'm gonna love it all just the same.I do hope for some more interaction between squaddies. The squad from VMQ1 was likable as hell, but there were a few who ended up getting left behind.
>>26933326As do I, swearing in the presence of ladies is ungentlemanly.
>>26933172>>26933326>cracker jacks>carpJeez, did Heloise run an uptight household? The day this kid drops an f-bomb will be a momentous one indeed.
>>26933377Well, we seem to be making up for lost time by having our first two characters picked up be the progeny of said left behind squadmates.
>>26933402That day already happened. It was too momentous.It is also why he's scard as hell of sweet things.
>>26933624>It is also why he's scard as hell of sweet things.All in favor of violent aversion to sweet stuff due to Heloise trying to kill us with sugar poisoning since the day we were born?
>>26933416Brillant, dude. He meant Brillant.
>>26933635If Heloise has been feeding this kid sugar since the day he was weaned, why hasn't he developed the diabeetus yet?
>>26933788Because he learned to run like hell.