All right, time for the second half or our Best German interlude! Apologies for not being to run this on Sunday as planned!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/zDJSf53zYou are ELSA, a young German panzer witch looking to wail on some Russians!Your eyes slowly creak open as the morning sunlight filters though the trees. However, that wasn't what woke you up. More specifically, what woke you up was the noise, or more specifically, the lack of it. No gunfire, no artillery shells falling, no explosions. It was... QUIET.Kind of a pity, you think.However, just a little distance away at the main camp, you could hear all of the regular activity going on. Vehicles moving back and forth, and troops either being marched in or evacced out. Just a huge buzz of activity in general.Hmmmm, what should you do. Normally, you would go to talk to Hessler to determine your duties for the day, but then again, it's been quite a while since you've seen, much less heard from your "friend" Alek. Actually, you haven't heard a thing from him ever since you started the Belarus campaign. In all honesty, you were getting kind of worried...>Go see Hessler for your next mission.>Go check on Alek and see if he's okay.>Other
>>39179947>Go check on Alek and see if he's okay.
>>39179947>Go check on Alek and see if he's okay.I know I won't be able to catch the end of this thread, but...
>>39179947>Go see Hessler for your next mission.Duty first, if only to keep Hessler happy.
>>39179947>>Go check on Alek and see if he's okay.If Hessler has anything coming up I'd imagine she'd have brought it up.
>>39179947>Go get breakfast with Alek
>>39179947Go check on Alek and see if he's okay.
>Thread early>won't catch the tail end>won't be able to post suffer-ficLife is pain>Go check on Alek and see if he's okay.
>>39179947You decide to go check up on Alek. You don't want to say that you were worried... but you were worried! You had taken a liking to the guy the moment you met him back in Poland, and you had to admit that he knew how to shoot. You also knew that hew as a bit headstrong and pretty damn patriotic for his mother country, even if (or maybe especially because) he was born in a technically occupied portion of it. Well, you'd have to be in order to join up with a resistance unit. However, you thought that he'd return to whatever he was doing after Poland was liberated, and were genuinely surprised when you ran into him again at Torun, where he had joined up with the newly reformed Polish Army. Minsk was his first major action, and you weren't certain if the idiot had gotten himself wounded or killed. A quick check with the officers in charge of tracking personnel leads you to the camp's aid station, much to your dismay. They didn't know his exact injuries, but what you could take comfort in was that it wasn't serious enough to get him evacuated farther back behind the line. You quickly make your way to the aid station, where you see wounded, both German and Polish, resting. There were also soldiers from the enemy side being treated here, though they were wisely cordoned off in a separate area guarded heavily by MPs, not only to keep the prisoners from escaping, but to protect the prisoners themselves. There were still quite a number of Germans and Polish that didn't quite forgive the Russians for invading their homes.You also draw a lot of stares as you make your way though the station. It wasn't often that a witch who wasn't a healwitch would come in. After all, witches were often given priority medical treatment. You ignore the stares and head straight to Alek's bed. Unfortunately, all you see is an empty cot.(cont)
>>39180532"Ah, excuse me," You call over a nurse as you try to suppress the panic bubbling up in your chest, "what happened to the patient here?""Oh, he said he was going out for a walk earlier this morning." The nurse frowns. "If he hasn't come back yet, I'll have to report it.">Report Alek as AWOL.>Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.>Other
>>39180552>>Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.
>>39180552>Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.
>>39180552>Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.PANIC!PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC!
>>39180552>>Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.So that's what happened, he joined up with the potato army. I was wondering if we were going to go AWOL to find him.
>>39180552>[X] Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.PICNIC
>>39180552>Dat pic>Gallian field manual rule no 69: Pin-up girls WILL NOT save you from Imps.
>>39180552>>Assure the nurse that you'll find him yourself.Operation: Track Husbando Go!
>>39180552"Ha ha!" You force out a lighthearted laugh. "Don't worry, the idiot probably got himself lost or something! Don't worry, I'll bring him back!""Oh, in that case, I'll leave it up to you, then." The nurse nods. You suspect that she's eager for an excuse not to have to file paperwork. Lord knows, she's got enough to worry about already. Well, you've bought some time, but you're guessing you only have 24, maybe 48 hours tops until somebody notices Alek was gone. You had to find him fast, since you knew from experience that the soldiers that went AWOL, even for reasonable justifications, were not treated well by the brass. With that in mind, you put your honed hunting sense to use. Since you considered this an emergency situation, you also decided to summon your familiar, your dog ears and tail manifesting. You almost immediately pick up his familiar scent, even in this camp packed with thousands of men and vehicles and start following it. Eventually, you're brought to a motorpool at one of the quieter parts of the camp. No combat vehicles here or anything, just logistics vehicles like trucks, jeeps, and a few civilian vehicles. What could Alek be doing here?Your enhanced hearing then catches something. Boots crunching against dirt, and the loud metallic THUMP of heavy gear being tossed in the back of a truck. You poke your head around a parked jeep to see Alek, all alone, tossing his pack in the back of a civilian pickup truck. Apparently he was making preparations to leave. >Go confront him right now.>Grab your strikers and tail him.>Other
>>39181115>Go confront him right now.INTERCEPT
>>39181115>Go confront him right now.
>>39181115>>Go confront him right now.Oi! Where do you think your going without me!
>>39181115>Go confront him right now.Before he does something he is doing to regret for the rest of his life.
>>39181207>something he is going to regretlike abandoning juiciest kraut
>>39181278Hessler and Young aren't here.
>>39181306Well, I suppose Elsa would find them tastier than herself.
>>39181115Calling it now.Alek is getting his porn away from Elsa.
>>39181115"YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO." You bellow as you stomp out of your hiding place and towards Alek. "YOU FUCKED UP, ALEK!""E-Elsa!" Alek freezes like a deer in headlights when he sees you approach. "W-what are you doing here?""What, you thought you could just pack up and leave and NOT TELL ME!" You grumble as you stomp up and punch Alek in the shoulder. "That's pretty damn rude, you know!""I'm sorry, Elsa!" Alek croaks. "I just didn't want you to get in trouble-""Bull. Fucking. SHIT. I INVENTED THE WORD TROUBLE." You point your thumb at your chest to emphasize your point. "Now how about you tell me what in the hell you're doing?""Damn." Alek sighs. "I just... well... I just wanted to see my home again, you know? I haven't been there in years and with the war and everything...""Aw shit." You sigh, your anger instantly receding. "Now you just go and me look like the bad guy." "I mean, I know my superiors wouldn't approve it so I thought I'd be able to duck away for a day or two-""Got room for one more?" You ask."W-what?" Alek blinks."Do. You. Have. Room. For. One. More?" You spell out. "Jeez, is it that hard to understand?""You're not angry I'm essentially going AWOL?" "Angry? Pffffft, I do it all the time!" You laugh. "Well, they're technically 'recon missions', but nobody asks questions. Plus, I'm sure you could use a witch to watch your back out there!""But what about Hessler?" Alek asks. "Wouldn't she be mad?""Eh, she knows what I usually get up to." You shrug. "No big deal.""Still...">Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her...>What she doesn't know won't hurt her.>Other
>>39181549>What she doesn't know won't hurt her.Haha! Time for AWOL and a court martial
>>39181549>>Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her...
>>39181549>What she doesn't know won't hurt her.Is it time for Alek to go home and be a family man with Elsa?
>>39181549>Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her...
>>39181549>>Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her...I'm making sure sneaky soviets aren't sneaking up our flanks and I need Alek cause he knows the area, kay thanx bye Hessler!
>>39181549>>Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her..."and well, its good for you too! I can say i need some local 'Guide'!"
>>39181549>What she doesn't know won't hurt her.We can always play it off like this
>>39181549>Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her...Time for Elsa to not do things she is going to regret for the rest of her life.
>>39181549"Yeah, I suppose I should run it past her." You nod, and then prod a finger at Alek's chest. "YOU do not go anywhere without me, got it? If you do, I WILL FIND YOU.""Noted." Alek gulps.You then dash back to Hess's tent. Nobody in the camp bats an eye at you, considering you're a witch and they'd prefer not to get themselves involved in witch business. You quickly reach the command tent, where Hess, of course, is brooding over maps and reports. Again, it looked like she hadn't gotten much sleep. It was starting to get a little worrying."Elsa?" Hess looks up, rubbing her eyes to hide the fact they were tired. "What brings you here so early?""I'm requesting to go on a sudden recon mission!" You say."Uh huh." Hess narrows her eyes, already understanding your little code. "And how long is this mission going to be?""Maybe two or three days.""Mhm. Bringing anybody else along?""Erm, Alek. It was actually kinda his idea." You explain. "For what reason?" Hessler asks suspiciously."For our honeymoon, of course!" You reply snidely.THAT causes Hess to recoil in surprise and her jaw just hangs open for several seconds before she manages to regain her composure. Mission accomplished."A-A WHAT?!" She gasps, her face reddening."Ah, I'm just messing' with ya!" You laugh. "Alek just wanted to go check up on his home. See if it survived the war or anything. I figured I might tag along to keep an eye on him.""I see..." Hess sighs and glances at her map. "You're lucky Minsk has officially been declared seized today. I suppose I can grant a bit of a reprieve for you and your 'friend'.""Aw, thanks, Hess!" You hug your best friend tight. "I'm gonna feed you SO MANY marshmallows when we get back!""Y-you'd better go before I change my mind!" Hessler harumphs. >Sure thing. See you later!>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!>Other
>>39181932>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!
>>39181932>>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!HAHA THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEABUT LET'S GO WITH IT ANYWAY
>>39181932>>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!ABDUCT BEST CO!
>>39181932>>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!
>>39181932>>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!Elsa is now the German version of Slider.
>>39181983But Ice isn't here. I think she's still undershock.
>>39181932>You know, it looks like you really need a vacation, too!ABDUCTION TIME>>39181646>mfw
>>39182043TIME TO ABDUCT BEST GERMAN TANKWITCH CO! IS TOO FUCKING LONG so deal with it.
I'm fairly convinced Elsa just wants some alone time with a person she's interested in and a person she cares for.Alone time being lewding time.
>>39182084>NATO will never deploy best Feddie armor>NATO will never learn the ways of the EFGF>Laughing Spacenoids.gif
>>39182111To be fair, Type 61 may not really fits NATO doctrine. Especially with its two-crew configuration.
>>39182149Whose to say they won't try to counter Overlords with mbt-61's?
>>39182174>countering Overlords>Not using Prism Tank
>>39182205>Prism TankEinstein when?
>>39182111Actually the Type-61 Tank was actually more or less effective against the Zakus and was the backbone of the EFGF during the One Year War.One of the main reasons people think it did poorly was mostly due to poor tactics against Mobile Suits at the time and the fact the show wanted to present the Mobile Suits being the treat not the mook machines.
>>39182205>Using a giant magnifying glass on tank treads with laughable armor>not using the ZMP-50D 120mm Machine Gun>Laughing Char.gif
>>39182267Indeed. If the EFGF had more guys like the tank commander from IGLOO, there'd be less armored casualties.
>>39182333Yeah, but without the Captain Ahab tendencies...
>>39182308>Disregarding the destructive potential of a pack of Prism tanks>Oh_Shit_Nigger_What_Are_You_Doing.png
>>39182356To be honest he was pretty funny in those sequences.>YARR, I BE HUNT'N YE DOWN, WHITE ZAKU!!!
>>39181932"You know, it looks like you need a vacation, too!" You grin. "Oh no. Oh no no no." Hess shakes her head rapidly. " I know what you're trying to imply. I will not get caught up in your antics!""Awwwwww, come on!" You plead. "Seriously, Hess, the way you look right now, you look to about to drop dead from exhaustion! Have you even been getting any sleep last time we talked?"Hess' awkward silence is extremely telling. "Look, come on, Hess, just take a couple days off from the job." You frown. "You and I both know Helene can handle the unit. Hell, she's been doing it since we were in Asia!"I can't, I'm needed here..." Hess falters.>Convince Hess to come with you.>Talk to Helene to get Hess out on leave.>Other
>>39182384>Tesla Tank Rush.gif
>>39182398>Talk to Helene to get Hess out on leave.She'd be all too happy to assume command.
>>39182398>>Talk to Helene to get Hess out on leave.
>>39182426I like where this idea is going.
>>39182398>>Convince Hess to come with you.I'm honestly now sure how one is different then the other?
>>39182398I will second this!>>39182426
>>39182398>>39182426>[X] ThisWHAT'S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN
>>39182398>>Talk to Helene to get Hess out on leave.Also threaten Hess that we're going to Helene.
>>39182398"You know what?" You grin evilly. "I think this matter is important enough to bring our XO in.""Wait, no-" Hess stutters as you draw a big breath in."HEY, HELENE!" You bellow."Yes?" Hess' XO pokes her head through the tent's entrance flaps almost instantaneously, as if she were waiting patiently outside the entire time. "I think it's about time for the Colonel to take a little vacation, especially after all the hard work she put into taking Minsk, right?" You say sweetly. "She looks AWFULLY exhausted...""Hmmmm, I think you might be right." Helene nods. "I'll clear it with General Rommel.""D-don't I have a say in this?" Hess asks."NO." Both you and Helene grunt.With that piece of business taken care of, you rather proudly waltz over to the armory, where you check out your Wiesel strikers as well as your XM-109 rifle and a G11 for closer ranges. You grab some extra supplies and then head back to the motor pool where Alek is still patiently waiting."So are we ready?" Alek asks."Yep yep!" You say cheerfully as you throw your pack into the back of the truck. "So, uh, are you gonna ride shotgun or are you just going to tag along in the strikers?" Alek asks.Hm, riding along with Alek had its perks. In addition with being able to tease him, it would also save on your magic usage as well as the wear on your strikers. Then again, Belarus wasn't fully secured, and there was still the possibility of rogue Russian units prowling around. Staying in your strikers would mean being able to react much quicker.>Ride shotgun.>Stay in your strikers.>Other
>>39182766>>Ride shotgun.Damn, Tribal Carry lost.
>>39182766>>Stay in your strikers.Be Prepared!We Boy - uh - Girl Scout now.
>>39182766>>Stay in your strikers.Want to tease, but can't afford to be stupid.
>>39182766>Stay in your strikers.
>>39182766>Ride Alek's Shotgun
>>39182766"Nah, I'm just going to stick with my strikers." You declare. "Can't hurt to be prepared.""That's true." Alek nods. "All right, just stick close, then."The two of you then pull out of the motor pool and take one of the main roads leading north. The gate guards do nothing to stop you. Witch privilege, after all. Plus you suspect Hess had already contact them ahead of time. The same things repeats itself for the line of checkpoints you pass, until you reach the outermost one."Are you sure you want to proceed any farther, Hauptmann?" The checkpoint guard asks. "The land past this checkpoint is considered enemy territory. There are still reports of Russian units operating in the area.""Don't worry, we'll be fine." You assure him. "Just let us through.""Jawohl." The guard salutes and motions for his fellows to clear the road. "Be careful out there!""Thanks!" You return the salute and follow Alek's truck out. Once you're sure the checkpoint is out of earshot, you pick up speed and turn on your radio."So, where exactly are we going?" You ask. "Don't want to be venturing too far out there with just us two.""Don't worry, it's not far." Alek says. "I used to live on a farm about half a day's drive from here. If we stay on the road, we can get there in a few hours.""Yeah... about that..." Your eyes wander to the burnt remains of a knocked out Leopard 1 pushed to the side of road. From the looks of it, the damage was fresh, and recovery crews simply hadn't come out to salvage it yet.>Stay on the main road so you'll reach your destination faster.>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.>Other
>>39182766>Other>Princess carry Alek in your strikers, why bother with a truck?
>>39183232>>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.I only like surprises when I deliver them thank you very much
Wait so Helene is going with Hess on leave? I thought she was going with us?
>>39183326Why would she go with us to our boytoy's house?>>39183232>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.
>>39183232>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.
>>39183232Okay, I need to take care of some things so posting will be delayed by about an hour.
>>39183232>>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.
>>39183232>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.Hey this means more time alone with him right?
>>39183235This nigga right here
>>39184009Normally I would agree with you. But now we are in hostile ground. We might have to shoot someone in a moment's notice and carrying our boytoy isn't a good idea now.
>>39183326I thought we were going to get Hess to come with us too, that was what I voted for.>>39183522Yo Merc, where is Hessler at and why isn't she with us when thats what we voted for?
>>39183232>>Get off the main road. You might attract too much attention.Uhm, where is Hess? We specifically got Helene to help out so she could come with us so why did we just completely leave her behind Merc? That makes no fucking sense at all.>>39183326So did I, I've got no idea why she isn't here with us when that is what we wanted.
>>39183352>Why would she go with us to our boytoy's house?Why wouldn't she, also nowhere was it said that getting Helene to help out would mean Hess wouldn't come with us, otherwise I would have voted to convince her ourself and not bother asking Helene.What gives Merc?
>>39184398>>39184436>>39184451>One option says 'have her come with you'>The other option says 'get her out'
>>39184398>>39184436Well technically Tribal Carry won the vote but it's all semantics, we went through that to get Hess to come with us on a vacation, not to just leave her back at base and run off without her, fuck thats why we went and found her, to take us along with Alek so I'm confused as to what happened. Hopefully Merc can clarify and fix this when he gets back because what the hell, thats what that entire vote was in support of, all the options for it were to get Hess with us.
>>39184503Anon, they mean the same fucking thing, to get her to leave the base and come with us, one simply uses Helene to help instead of us alone.If getting Helene to take her elsewhere is entirely separate then it should have been much clearer.But that's a moot point anyway seeing as tribal carry won by 2 votes.
>>39184503The intent of both options was to bring her with us, that's the entire point of why we went to her anon, why would Merc suddenly twist that around? That's not what I voted for, I took it to mean that Helene would help us convince Hess to come with us and so did other anons.
>>39184503They both read as different flavors of the same end result anon, like the others have said, I thought we were bringing Hessler with us and tribal carry won the vote, if Merc was not willing to use that then he should have made it clear and help a revote, and he should have made it clearer what asking Helene to help would bring as the way its written, it reads like the first option, just a different flavor. Also why would we go through all that and not want her to tag along? That was the reason why we went to tell her we would be gone a few days, to bring her too.>>39183522What the hell Merc?
>>39184577>>39184656I read it as a general "you need to loosen up too!", not specifically "by coming with us". Hence why the next option was between "by coming with us" or "just however"
>>39184520You are so fucking annoying
Why not get in the back of the pickup and ride like a technical? Are the strikers too heavy to do so?Also, >XM109A-as in that Barrett 25mm prototype?
>>39184696I read it as a general "you need to loosen up too so you're coming with me!" and the different between the wording is so minor that they are the same thing when we went there to bring her with us. But like >>39184520 said, tribal carrying her out of there and bringing her with us won and it makes no sense to twist the intent of that vote when we went there specifically to drag her along with us, which for some reason we're now not doing?
>>39184772Good question, also yes it is.
>>39184776The last 3 to 4 votes were probably out of the voting time.
>>39184861Even then anon, going by timestamps, tribal carry won by at least 1 vote but thats once again a moot point as they all were votes to bring Hessler along with us.
>>39184656How dare the QM have a life outside of entertaining nerds on /tg/
>>39184925How the fuck did you somehow mistakenly think that was my issue? I was asking him what the hell is up with not bringing Hess along for the ride and that was simply the easiest method to reply to him.
>>39184398>>39184436>>39184451ITT: People who grossly misread the presented options.Hess was never stated to be joining us, implicitly or otherwise.
>>39184963Anon it was implicitly stated through that option seeing as our course of action was to bring her with us, it was merely a different method of getting her to come with us and once again that doesn't matter as that option did not actually win the vote yet somehow Merc chose it and did a complete 180 on its intent and course of action without telling us.
>>39184776The only ones who've "twisted" the "intent of the vote" here are those who somehow thought that anything in the presented options implied that Hessler was joining us on the bootyfarm run.
>>39184963Not really grossly misread at all as it can very easily and was construed as simply getting Helene to help convince Hessler to join us.>>39185008All three options where in the pursuit of dragging her along anon.
>>39185004>it was implicitly stated through that optionNo, no it wasn't. It never was. That's just your magical realm talking.
>>39185037Anon, seeing as you seem to be the only one who interpreted it as such and everyone else interpreted it as merely another way to get Hess to come along on our ride maybe then it was and you just didn't see it. Also go fuck yourself with your magical realm shit, Hess is in a bad place after these latest big battles and we need to keep an eye on her and let her know we're here for her, god knows no one is setup to specifically deal with PTSD this early in the setting.
>>39185033There is absolutely *nothing* in ">Talk to Helene to get Hess out on leave." that implies she's coming along with us. Only the other option explicitly states that.>>39185093No, you're pretty clearly the only delusional one here, since there's plenty of plain votes for the not-coming-along option that completely understood the intent.Screaming "muh PTSD, muh healing" doesn't get you a get-out-of-logic-free card.
>>39184954The part where you pointed to his post stating there was a delay and your response was to be a petty little shit?
>>39185037Yeah actually it was and no it isn't.>>39185136>There is absolutely *nothing* in ">>Talk to Helene to get Hess out on leave." that implies she's coming along with us. Only the other option explicitly states that.Anon, it is entirely implied in that, that was why we were there, thats why we asked, why would we then suddenly not want to bring her after going there to ask her to come along and asking her to come along?>>39185166>since there's plenty of plain votes for the not-coming-along option that completely understood the intent.So you magically know the thought process of an anon who votes without and discussion? Evidently not.
>>39185189My response was asking him what the hell was up with not bringing Hess with us, follow the conversation chain and learn to read.>>39185166Oh so just because I didn't post any reasoning with my vote and just copy pasted it makes my reasoning invalid now?
Even with Merc out, this thread still delivers entertainment.
>>39185193>Anon, it is entirely implied in that, that was why we were there, thats why we asked, why would we then suddenly not want to bring her after going there to ask her to come along and asking her to come along?Except we weren't there to ask her to come, just to notify here we were taking a couple of days off. Only the>Convince Hess to come with you.option explicitly states that Hess would join us if it worked. Nothing was implicit, you just assumed.
>>39185166>since there's plenty of plain votes for the not-coming-along option that completely understood the intent.Well actually there were 2 votes in time for that option, and one late one that wasn't counted, and tribal carry was leading by 1 before you factor in the cutoff for when Merc starts writing.>>39185227What else do you expect? Merc dropped the ball on what anons voted for and invalidated half a threads worth of actions for no goddamned reason.
>>39185193>So you magically know the thought process of an anon who votes without and discussion? Evidently not.I could say exactly the same thing about you.>Anon, it is entirely implied in that, that was why we were there, thats why we asked, why would we then suddenly not want to bring her after going there to ask her to come along and asking her to come along?Except Elsa *never* explicitly went there to ask her to come. Elsa went there to let her know that she was buggering off with her boytoy on "recon". None of of the options subsequently chosen involved "come with me". >Oh so just because I didn't post any reasoning with my vote and just copy pasted it makes my reasoning invalid now?No, but it means you've got zero ground to stand on later when it comes to an argument over intent.
>>39185268>Except we weren't there to ask her to comeI was and others were, don't "we" anon, you don't speak for the rest of us.> Nothing was implicitRight, so you can't read and comprehend then, good to know.
>>39185273>>39185298The only thing that's dropped the ball here is your reading comprehension.At this point you're just making shit up to cover for the fact that you misinterpreted everything.
>>39185298>you don't speak for the rest of us.Neither do you, and I'd thank you to stop painting the rest of us with your stupidity.
>>39185290>I could say exactly the same thing about you.No you couldn't, I don't assume anything about your votes, only what others have said is their reasoning and intent behind their votes when they've posted such.>None of of the options subsequently chosen involved "come with me". The option chosen was to forcefully drag her along.>No, but it means you've got zero ground to stand on later when it comes to an argument over intent.I can only and have only ever been able to speak about the intent of my own vote, and any others that have made their intent clear in their posting, whereas you've been making assumptions left and right.>>39185321Well seeing as there are at least 2 anons beside me who think the same, then no anon, we didn't misinterpret anything, if anything Merc misinterpreted what he wrote and even then we should have carried her out of there.
All right, finally back!And to explain the earlier choice, it was all due to bad timing. I decided start writing up the next post roughly 12 minutes after the last one, so I didn't see the extra votes for "tribal carry". I also kind of thought it was a joke vote, too, which is why I didn't really consider it at the time.I mean, if you guys REALLY want Hessler to tag along I'll put up a more straightforward vote right now. It's not really too late to keep her involved, anyways!>Y>N
>>39185430>NLet Elsa and Alek have alone time, Hessler wont play third wheel.
>>39185430>>Y>>39185485>>39185496>>39185504>>39185516Real obvious samefagging guys, especially considering there were only 3 votes for getting Helene to talk for her and I was one of them who wanted that to bring Hess along...
>>39185430>>NElsa and boytoy time! No need for gloomy Hess. Maybe she'll she a shrink while we're not paying attention or something. Either that or get laid.
>>39185430>NDon't force her to be the third wheel on a romantic getaway.
>>39185430>YOf course now there will be more N voters than there were voters in that entire vote, hell there already are... Nice work being blatant you faggots.>>39185536>>39185543>>39185550>>39185530You couldn't be more obvious is you tried.
>>39185534>>39185562>Samefagging>Most of the votes are within the cooldown timerriiiight.
>>39185430>YKind of pissing in the wind here but wow look at all those nos. >>39185534All three are less then a minute from each other though.
>>39185430>Yseriously that many nay votes? its pretty transparent you're samefagging when you outnumber the whole voting pool in that old vote
>>39185534Yeah, nah, fuck off
>>39185534>>39185562Dude, you're wrong. Blatantly so. Just get over it and move on.
>>39185586Or more people are showing up to the voting pool?
>>39185576>>39185575all three happen to be exactly one minute after the first few N votes so no, they are not within the cooldown timer
>>39185586>>39185562>>39185534ITT: Butthurt samefag
Just showed up to vote. Already did, won't do it again.All of you are fucking stupid, either way.
>>39185430>>NMeh.By the way, what happened to Elsa's partner? That glasses witch with big honkers?
>>39185586>As many yea votes as the voting pool in the old voteI could say samefagging, or I could just say that people don't always vote on every choice
>>39185612Now you're just being unimaginative in your samefagging.>>39185614Double the amount in half the time? I doubt that.>>39185601They're not, the timestamps are pretty much as obvious as you can get when they are only a few seconds after the post timer would cooldown.>>39185636IIT: You samefag.
>>39185648Uhm anon I don't know what to tell you but Hessler is Elsa's partner and she's never had glasses...
>>39185430>>NWith anon it's hard to tell if they're joking or not.
>>39185691No it really isn't, but what it isn't hard to tell is when you samefag.
>>39185691I was half serious considering the fact Hessler kind of acted like Ice when she went "I'm needed must do work!" mood. But I decided to put it in as a vote because I think Elsa might have actually done it.
>>39185711I love how mad you are. Why do you care so much?
>>39185648That IS Hessler anon, what the fuck have you been reading? That partner with the big honkers, she's the one we want to bring along with us.
>>39185742I think he's talking about that one shot in which we met Alex
>>39185734Why are you such a samefagging faggot?>>39185648>meh lets not bring Hessler>btw what happened to HesslerWhat.
>>39185657Look, I know it's hard for you to accept that you're wrong and your vote idea was stupid, but you need to stop projecting and let it go. Move on, dude.
>>39185430>NContinue as planned!Hessler BETTER be having some fun now, though!
>>39185742>we want to bring along with us.>Putting a friend in the third wheel position.Speak for yourself
>>39185648You might want to revise your vote seeing as the partner you speak of is Hess. Though maybe instead what you should do is actually read the quest.
>>39185686>>39185742>>39185769....Seriously you guys forget Lisa, Elsa's spotter?I need to check archive because you guys.>>39185791No, i didn't want to bring Hessler at all.
>>39185742>she's the one we want to bring along with us.Apparently not
>>39185770Wasn't my idea and its perfectly in character for Elsa.>>39185782Who says she would be in the third wheel? Who says we wouldn't bring her in on the action? She clearly needs it and has been eyeing us off for a while now fuck you could cut the sexual tension between them with a pile bunker.
>>39185824One samefag does not make 'we', what one samefag does make is a shitty thread, just watch as the votes plummet when things move on and they don't want to samefag through every vote.
>>39185852You are so fucking delusional its scary.
>>39185770Actually that was my idea. I just thought Elsa was crazy enough to do it.
>>39185852Like, I can't disprove that a samefag exists but I know for fucking sure that I'm not one. And no shit more people will be interested in clarifying a vote than they would be in a vote itself.
>>39185825You're THAT guy aren't you? The guy that freaks out and has to respond to everyone making fun of your holy polygamy route in SW89.
>>39185910>more people would be interested in a vote than in the original vote that vote spawned fromu wot m8?
>>39185825>Who says we wouldn't bring her in on the action? She clearly needs it and has been eyeing us off for a while now fuck you could cut the sexual tension between them with a pile bunker.The fact that says both Elsa and Hessler were established as being utterly straight as an arrow in their first appearance?
>>39185930Oh shit not this again.
>>39185936I agree with the last guy, its a lot less effort to vote yes or no.
>>39185930I don't even read Strikers so I've no idea what you're talking about but thanks for once again shitting up Merc's threads with those endless stupid and off topic arguments.
>>39185961Actually Elsa said she's straight, Hessler kind of likes Elsa since back in the academy so she's up in the air I guess.
>>39185936He means lurkers with reading comprehension saw that their vote was winning and didn't need to vote.
>>39185961You clearly can't read then.>>39185997Elsa also has said she wouldn't mind a Hess too.
>>39186013She did when? I don't quite recall that.
>>39185936>>39186004This. If I see a vote that's going a way I don't mind, it's easy to be lazy. But as socially inept as we all are, the possibility that you're being misunderstood triggers a panic response
>>39185997Elsa's said she's straight but also doesn't mind making moves and eyes at Hess.>>39186031It happened in Korea when they showed up in the main storyline of this quest.
>>39186013Except that never happened and Elsa has explicitly said she's into dudes.Stop projecting your pantransomnisexual magical realm fantasies onto what is otherwise a perfectly good character.
>>39186047Oh of course, when a vote doesn't go your way you suddenly triple the vote count of the vote you couldn't be bothered to post in.
>>39186060You might want to go reread the archives anon, she's made it pretty clear she likes Hess too.
>>39186049I honestly don't remember that. I remember Pierce teasing Hessler about that but not what you mentioned.Must have been a single line of dialogue then.
>>39186077That happens all the time in final destination type votes when a previous vote is called into question.You need to calm the fuck down, this isn't that important
>>39186093As a friend. Straight people admire nice pieces of ass too; they're not going to tap that though.
>>39186135>That happens all the time in final destination type votes when a previous vote is called into question.Yeah, because people samefag endlessly.
What the fuck is going on in this thread?
>>39186141Yet Elsa has made motions towards tapping dat.>>39186166Samefagging and people with terrible memories post their lack of knowledge.
>>39186166Tribal Carrying Hessler is apparently serious business.
>>39185430>Well, looks like Hessler will not be tagging along.>Also, Elsa is generally straight, but doesn't mind relations with other girls she really likes them. Hessler is in a similar way but she's just not as openly promiscuous as Elsa is. "I really think we shouldn't use the main road." You say, point to the large number of wrecked vehicle, a mix of Russian, NATO, and civilian, littering the road. "It just screams KILLZONE to me. If it's not the Russians that get us, it'll be some trigger happy partisans or our own damn air force.""Erm, you do have a point there." Alek concedes. "There's a back road I know of. It's going to be a lot rougher, but it's barely used. Stay close!""Don't I always?" You purr as Alek swerves the truck off road. He aims for a large forest, where in the distance, you can begin to see a number of wooden posts acting as road markers. You don't really mind the rougher terrain, though. You've handled worse before, and strikers were built tough."So uh, Elsa," Alek says sheepishly. "I never actually asked, but are you related to THE Erwin Konig?""Yeah, he's my grandfather." You nod. "Whoa." Alek breathes. "He's a legend to our people, you know!""Really now?" You ask. "What about that poser Zaitsev?""He's well liked too. I think overall opinion was split half and half last time I remember." Alek chuckles. "Things might have changed now.""I'm sure." You chuckle as well. However, that got you thinking. You honestly knew nothing about Alek's personal life, after all this time you spent with him...">Brag about how cool your grandpa is.>Ask Alek about his family.>Other
>>39186166Good times and great friends
>>39186166Like 2 people that can't read made a stink that the choice they voted for not being what they want so a revote was done and now they want screaming samefag cause they are losing.
>>39186200>>Ask Alek about his family.finally back into fray.
>>39186200>Ask Alek about his family.
>>39186181>Samefagging and people with terrible memories post their lack of knowledge.You just described yourself perfectly.
>>39186200>Ask Alek about his family.We showed him ours, time for him to show us his.
>>39186200>>Ask Alek about his family.You know, what they do for an occupation, history, etc.
>>39186200>Ask Alek about his family.>>39186166Popcorn time. Seriously. It amuses me to no end.
>>39186200>and strikers were built tough.>Weisels>Toughsofahnyjoke.jpg
>>39186276Weisels are seriously reliable little buggers, absolutely unkillable drivetrain, though they have no armor thats kind of a moot point unless we try to stop a coilgun longrod to the face directly, our shield can handle everything else.
>>39186181>>39186199>>39186220>>39186213Ugh. . You see shit like this makes me not want to make quests on /tg/. How does Merc deal with this on a semi daily basis.
>>39186273Cheese or Plain? The popcorn, i mean.
>>39186200>>Ask Alek about his family.Further relations with the boytoy!
>>39186314Considering its a rare occurrence and easily avoided, it's pretty easy to deal with it.>>39186316>Not caramelised or fruity flavors.l2popcorn pleb
>>39186314Creativity outways the general derp usually
>>39186357Eh, i'm try to limit my sugary intake.
>>39186060All Witches are bi, anon all of them.
>>39186314It takes a patient kind of faggot for this. Merc just happens to be our faggot
>>39186312It was designed as an airdroppable tank that they decided they couldn't airdrop because it kept breaking when they did it.It's not hard to have a tough drivetrain when you weigh less than some trucks.
>>39186378Keep telling yourself that.
>>39186314He evolve to not giving shit to this kind of argument, and maybe learn to laugh on it.
>>39186314It comes and goes and usually a lot worse then this. Other sites have a similar problem too to /tg/ isn't the only one.
>>39186398>airdroppable tank>Not trying to attach it to a glider like the Russians
>>39186312What's so special about the drivetrain?
>>39186417Meant that as a joke but evidence kind of proves it otherwise.
>>39186458It's really simple and built well, a pity the rest of the vehicle is so poorly designed. When we found a few the Germans brought with them to Kandahar we took the chassis off them and used them as carts and stuff around base, pretty fun to race them too.
>>39186458It's mostly that since it's not trying to move a 60+ton tank, it's naturally under far less stress and is harder to break when built to milspec standards.Fuck, the lighter versions weigh less than my car and have a smaller engine.
>>39186529Sounds neat. Shame the BW is in shit state these days if mainstream news is to be believed.
>>39186558It's a really versatile platform since they're not bothering to pretend it's an MBT or anything like a lot of light tanks I could mention. The Wiesel 2 has AA and Mortar variants that are apparently really good.
>>39186615I'm honestly confused on some AFVS and Tanks?Whats the difference?
>>39186862AFV = armoured fighting vehicle
>>39186862protection and purpose, a good MBT can tank hits from its own guns, a AFV can't even hope to do thatAFVs are much lighter and more tactical than MBTs, they work well with infantry when your not fighting a conventional war
AFVs are designed to move and die faster in urban environments.
>>39186886I understand that but some I remember some show, I think it was mail call showcasing AFVs but some of them just looked like tanks to me, or rather light tanks but that is not their designation despite doing more or less the same thing light tanks did back in the day.
>>39186914AFV's just a blanket term, like 'ships' or 'planes'.
>>39186903>>39186912Didn't tank also count as AFV, since AFV is blanket term for all armored combat vehicle?AFV to Tank is like Fruit to Banana.
>>39186946Well, I've always seen AFV used as a blanket term to include everything with armour.
>>39186903I guess but how is that any different then a light tank?
>>39186914You might be thinking of IFVs, which are combination transport/light tanks like the Bradley or BMP.AFV is a blanket term.
>>39186200>>Ask Alek about his family.
>>39186862Ok, so an AFV, or Armored Fighting Vehicle, is any Wheeled, tracked, whatever land vehicle for fightan.An IFV, or Infantry Fighting Vehicle is something like a Bradley, or a BMP-2, where the main weapons are decently beefy and are to help the infantry and fight on the move, and serve as fire support, but mainly carry infantry.Tonks are proper, huge, combat vehicles, made to take on other tonks and all other land vehicles. Often nowadays have like a 105mm gun or so.APCs, or Armored Personnel Carriers are just for carting infantry around faster than making them walk, but aren't as up-armroed or upgunned to do the fighting with the infantry.
>>39187003Seems some source use AFV as blanket term for IFV and APC, like globalfirepower dot comOffiicial UK MOD site list AFV as blanket term though.
>>39187003>>39187025Oh shit, yeah IFVs. Right.But honestly some of these look like tanks to me.
>>39187204Thats why we have some guide book like Jane's to help muggles to identify them.
>>39187204Generally the difference is in Armour and firepower. Most IFVs have an autocannon and some kind of ATGM, and tend to have fairly light armour.Proper tanks have a very large, very heavy main cannon and are designed to take hits like crazy.If you try to use an IFV like a tank you're in for a world of hurt.
>>39187295>If you try to use an IFV like a tank you're in for a world of hurt.And then you have weird edge cases like the Jews using their Merkava tanks as IFVs.
>>39186200"You know, now that you mention it, you never talk about your own family that much." You muse as you note the terrain is getting much rougher. The poorly paved road gives way to a dirt one, and once you reach the forest proper the road practically disappears and turns into more of a rocky trail winding through the trees. "Well, what is there to tell?" Alek sighs. "Just the only son to a poor family of farmers trying to eke out a living in the middle of nowhere.""Oh come on, there has to be more to it than that." You roll your eyes. "Everybody's got a story. Like, how did you learn to shoot so well?""Oh, that? Well, we lived on state-owned land, so we couldn't even keep the crops we planted. So, I picked up my grandpa's old Martian War rifle and went out to hunt to put some more food on the table. I was pretty damn bad at it at first, but you learn to get good fast on an empty stomach.""Ha, I can imagine." You chuckle. "How did you get over to Poland?""Well, my parents thought the farming life wasn't for me. We had a few distant relatives in Warsaw who told us about all the opportunities there, so... they got into contact with one of the many underground groups that specialized in smuggling people across the border. Lived in Warsaw for a few years, and kept in fairly regular contact with my parents. Of course, when the Russians invaded, the the lines of communication were cut. I hadn't heard a thing from them since.""I see." You nod. "And your parents? What were they like?""Heh, Dad was a soldier for the post-Martian War forces. Spent a couple years guarding the Martian POW camps while the politicians hammered out a peace agreement. Told me he never liked the slimy bastards.'Way too many noodly appendages.' he'd say!"The both of you laugh for a bit before he continues.(cont)
>>39187295Depends. (Desert Storm)But yeah. With a handful of exceptions (Stryker MGS, BMP-3, BMP-4) most IFVs will have a 20-30mm autocannon, ATGM, and lots of armor (Compared to the APCs of old).Basically, the biggest difference between an IFV and a proper Tonk is that Tonks don't carry people seperately, just the crew. IFVs do.The reason that some IFVs look like tanks, are because a few, like the BTR-T and the MGS, have characteristics of such; the BTR-T has the chassis of a T-55, and the MGS has a similar gun to an Abrams.
>>39187385"Mom started off as nurse, caring for all the wounded from the war. She met Dad at one of the POW camps and they hit it off. Unfortunately, that's when Russia decided to keep the parts of Poland they stole, and they had the bad luck of being on the wrong side of the border. Dad quit the army and became a farmer, and Mom followed him. The rest is kinda history from there.""I see." You nod. "So no siblings?""Mom and Dad tried, but... well... times were tough." Alek says cryptically, as not wanting to say anything more.He didn't have to.There would have been a awkward silence if it was suddenly broken up by a loud BANG. At first you think it's an explosion and you immediately draw your G11, quickly swinging around looking for threats."Alek!" You yelp."It's okay, it's okay!" Alek yells. "Just a blown out tower!""Oh of all the fucking luck." You grumble. You look up to see the sun already getting pretty low in the sky. "Can you fix it?""It's a simple fix. It'll take some time, though." Alek sighs as he gets out of the cab and slams the door closed."Wait a minute!" Your familiar's ear twitches as it picks up sounds. Footsteps. Muffled voices. "Someone's coming!""What?" Alek's voice drops to whisper. "Who? How many?" "Don't know. Don't know. At least a dozen maybe." You mutter. "Maybe about a hundred meters away. They definitely heard the blowout."Could be anybody really. Refugees hiding out here, partisans, or if you were really unlucky, Russians.>You get the tire fixed. I'll scout it out.>Grab what you can. We're getting the hell out of here.>Other
>>39187400>and lots of armorNot really, they still have very little armor, just enough to shrug off autocannon hits and such
>>39187400>Depends. (Desert Storm)What, 10-Easting or whatever it was?That's less down to using Bradleys as tanks as it is the fact that the Iraquis there were a flaming ball of incompetence. TOW Humvees would have thrashed them just as lopsidedly.
>>39187408>>Grab what you can. We're getting the hell out of here.
>>39187408>>You get the tire fixed. I'll scout it out.
>>39187408>Blown out towerMerc, pls.>[X] Other>[X] Focus, and try to figure out who it is through smell, hearing, etc.Gotta protect the husbando.Also, Merc, ARE Witch-equipped Wiesels light enough to ride technical-style in a Pickup?
>>39187408>Grab what you can. We're getting the hell out of here.>Take the fuses so they can't steal the truck.
>G11Do you ever wonder what happens to those weird firearms when they're no longer needed? Just imagine all those rare guns...
>>39187408>>Grab what you can. We're getting the hell out of here.Ditch the truck and try to figure out who they are.Also taking the fuses might be good.
>>39187421Yep, that's why I said in comparison to the APCs of old. Enough to get away from an RPG or two, or some 50cal fire.>>39187430True. But the 30mm shredded the Iraqi tanks, from what I remember. Not saying they should be on the line, but a handful + fire and manuver warfare can blap a tank decently, or at least force it to retreat.
>>39187518>But the 30mm shredded the Iraqi tanksIt didn't actually, the TOW's did that.
>>39187515find their way into some rich collectors?
>>39187461>Also, Merc, ARE Witch-equipped Wiesels light enough to ride technical-style in a Pickup?They are, but it really isn't all that efficient, since the Wiesel strikers can travel as fast as a technical can, and the technical doesn't offer any protection and would only get weighed down.
>>39187408>>39187461This, then if its bad we can do >>39187469
>>39187515Huh, never thought I'd see another gun with GERMAN SPACE MAGIC.
>>39187518>True. But the 30mm shredded the Iraqi tanks, from what I remember.TOW's thrashed the Iraqui tanks.The 25mm guns on the bradleys were mostly used for chewing up other APCs and IFVs like BMPs and BTRs that were present.
>>39187578Apparently, it was a competitor to the G11 from what I've heard.>>39187515>rare gunsJust imagine getting your hands on a P90 concept if they ever made one.
>>39187408>You get the tire fixed. I'll scout it out.
>>39187651>it was a competitor to the G11 from what I've heard.Not really, it was a Belgian attempt to design something similar in house as part of their procurement requirements, in the end they didn't opt to put it into military trials against the G11 as they worked out a deal with H&K if the project went ahead with the BW and NATO reimbursing it.
>>39187539>>39187588Hunh, okay. I guess i'm just remembering that documentary wrong.
>>39187408"Alek, grab whatever you can carry, and grab the truck's fuses too, we're getting out here!" You hiss. You can remember the smell of gunpowder and the taste of machine oil anywhere. "Whoever is coming, they armed and they got numbers!""R-right!" Alek quickly digs into the truck's innards and pulls the fuses out, stuffing them into his pack. He grabs the biggest pack of supplies he can find and you do the same."All right, hold on!" You grunt."What-?" Alek starts to utter when you pick him up in a bridal carry and speed off as fast as your strikers and the terrain would allow you. "Holy shiiiiiiiiit!!!"You keep going for another mile or two, when you're certain you've shaken off all pursuit."Jeez, don't scare me like that!" Alek sighs. "Now, uh, can you let me down, please? I think I can make the rest of the way on foot.">Nah, I like things like this.>Yeah, sure thing. You're pretty damn heavy.>Other
>>39187824>>Nah, I like things like this.
>>39187824>Yeah, sure thing. You're pretty damn heavy.>Other>Cop a feel when we put him down.
>>39187824>>Nah, I like things like this.Cuddelz timez!
>>39187824>[X] Yeah, sure thing. You're pretty damn heavy.As nice as it is to keep carrying Alek around, we ARE in a combat zone, and we DID just escape a patrol, or something....
>>39187824>Yeah, sure thing. You're pretty damn heavy.Conserve energy.
>>39187824>Nah, I like things like this.
>>39187824>Yeah, sure thing. You're pretty damn heavy.
>>39187824"Nah, I like things like this." You grin as you give his buttocks a nice squeeze."I feel as if this is going to be a very unequal relationship." Alek grumbles. The two of you continue on through the forest, your strikers humming softly as they drive you on. Of course, going through the forest takes much longer than you intended. Once the the sun begins to set, Alek speaks up."All right, stop, we're here!" He says a bit excitedly as he leaps out of your arms. "Our farm should be right on the other side of these tree- NO!" You drive forward to see what looks to be a barn and a small farmhouse completely ablaze.>Rush over to investigate.>Hold Alek back. It might be a trap.>Other
>>39188280>>Rush over to investigate.
>>39188280>>Hold Alek back. It might be a trap."I'll go on ahead, keep me covered"
>>39188280>Rush over to investigate.
>>39188280>>Hold Alek back. It might be a trap."cover me, I'll see if there are any survivor"
>>39188280>>Hold Alek back. It might be a trap.or russians just burning kebab. either way
>>39188280>Rush over to investigate.>OtherKeep an eye and our ears out for ambushers
>>39188280>[X] Hold Alek back. It might be a trap.Ah, shit.Keep back, maybe the enemy is around.
>>39188280>Hold Alek back. It might be a trap.Because the last thing you want is to find out it's a trap while inside the burning building.
>>39188280>OtherHold Alek back, tell him to cover us in case it's a trap.As a Witch with Strikers on, we're faster, stronger, and have a goddamn magical force shield. We're better equipped to find and rescue anyone that could be used as bait.
>>39188280>>Other>Use our magic senses, see if we can hear anyone nearby or inside and try to figure out of its a trap.We have these senses for a reason.
>>39188280>Hold Alek back. It might be a trap.
>>39188280"Wait!" You yell as you grab Alek and hold him back. He can't hope to break free from your grip, with your superior strength."But I have to-""THINK, Alek!" You snap. "That fire is freshly set! That means whoever started it can't be far off. Hell, the might even be waiting for idiots like us to run in!""But-""Just WAIT and let me do my job!" You snap.You carefully scan the surrounding fields. The light and smoke from the fires hampers your senses, but doesn't completely nullify them. Using your sniper scope, you search the trees and any other possible cover. However, you don't see anything out of the ordinary. Whoever set the fire was long gone."All right, we're clear!" You say. "But, I don't know what we can do...""There's one place I'm sure they haven't looked!" Alek said as he rushes off. You put your strikers in reverse as you follow him, scanning the treeline with your XM-109 as you go."Where we headed?" You ask."There's an old well out in the fields." Alek pants. "Dried up decades ago, but used to use it as an emergency storage and shelter. Hid away a lot of supplies to keep them away from the collectors. Maybe..."You finally reach a small, well hidden trapdoor in the middle of the field. Alek quickly sweeps away a thin layer of dirt and reaches for the latch...>Let Alek go in first.>You should go in first.>Other
>>39188728>You should go in first.
>>39188728>>You should go in first.'Hold on your butt...'
>>39188728>Let Alek go in first.>door was covered in dirt. Either nobody's there, or they've been there for a bit
>>39188728>[X] You should go in first.>[X] Shields up!Even if it's not a trap, nervous people....
>>39188728>>You should go in first.
>>39188728"Wait, let me go first." You say, pushing Alek back lightly. "Just in case.""R-right." Alek nods and steps back.You kneel down and pull the trap door open, making sure to keep your shield up. You're glad you did, because the moment you open the door you see the flash of a rifle and catch a rifle round bouncing off your shield."Whoa, whoa, hold fire!" You yelp. "Friendlies here!""You... you are American?" You hear a fearful voice in the darkness."Well, German, actually." You say as you point your flashlight down the hole. You see a fairly middle aged woman, very tired and dirty looking and hefting an old Mosin Nagant rifle."Mom!" Alek yells as he literally leaps into the hole and hugs the woman."A-Alek?!" Alek's mother gasps in surprise. "What are you doing here?!""I came to look for you, of course!" He says happily."And this witch?""Eerrrr, a friend." Alek says sheepishly. "What are you doing down here?""Hiding these little ones from the Russians." Alek's mother sighs and motions to the side. You and Alek turn to see six young girls huddling in the corner."Who are these girls?" You ask."Young witches from the Minsk hold." Alek's mother explains. "I am acquainted with the matron. When your invasion started, she felt it would be safer to hide away the younger witches in the countryside to keep them safe. Unfortunately, it looks like she was mistaken.""Mom, where's Dad?" Alek asks, looking around."Those damn Russians!" His mother sobs. "I thought they were bandits before, but with their lines in shambles they are even worse!""Please calm down." You say soothingly. "Can you tell us what happened?"(cont)
>>39189451"A group of Russians came to our farm a few hours ago." Alek's mother sniffs. "They weren't the regular foot soldiers we had to put up with. They were much more organized and better equipped. They knew about the young ones, or at least that they were smuggled out into this area. We hid in here in the old well but...""Mom, what happened to Dad?" Alek says desperately."He went out to distract them!" His mother sobs. "He told them there was nothing left here for them to take, so they took him away!" "You can track them, right?" Alek looks at you desperation. "Please, they can't be far!""I... I don't know." You stammer. "These guys sound like Spetsnaz or GRU, and if that's case.... I hate to say it, but your Dad's probably already dead. Plus, they might come back and do a more thorough search. We need to get these witches out of here.""You're going to abandon my Dad?!" Alek cries."I'm not saying that but..." You sigh. "Look, he sacrificed himself to make sure these kids were safe. The least we can do is make sure they STAY safe...""We can do it, Elsa. You know we can." Alek says.>Go after the Russians.>Stay here and protect the witches.>Other
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>39189468>>Go after the Russians.>>Stay here and protect the witches.Rollin
>>39189468>Go after the Russians.>OtherRadio back to base if at all possible.
>>39189468>OtherWe have a radio, call Helene and get people out here to help the little ones, then go after the Russians.
>>39189468>Go after the Russians.>OtherRadio back to the base, give them a quick and detailed report, ask for back up.
>>39189468>>Other"We will keep these witches safe first, thats what your father risked his life for. After that, we'll go to find your father."
>>39189468>Go after the Russians.>Radio in for someone to get the witches
>>39189468>OtherRadio it in if we can like >>39189498 said. Then go after the Russians
>>39189468>>OtherRadio this in, then have Alek stay here to protect them, we can move faster and more stealthier on our own chasing the russians.
>>39189468>[X] Other>[X] Priority radio call to base>[X] Have Alek stay here with them, and cover up the hiding spot again>[X] Force ReconLet's keep them safe, but try and find the enemy, yeah?
>>39189468>Stay here and protect the witches.>OtherThen radio for support, when it arrives, go look for Alek's dad.
>>39189625Oh wait, add this to my vote![X] Move back towards the house or so to make the callDon't wanna get triangulated to this spot, and give away their position!
>>39189468"Okay... okay. I'll call HQ for extraction and reinforcements." You say. "I'll go after them and see if can rescue your Dad.""I'll go with you." Alek says, loading up his G3.>Sure, I can use the help.>No way, you need to stay here and protect the others.>Other
>>39189675>>No way, you need to stay here and protect the others.
>>39189675>No way, you need to stay here and protect the others.
>>39189675>[X] No way, you need to stay here and protect the others.She's recon anyway, and used to working alone. Plus, the kids are gonna need extra guard.
>>39189755And who know Elsa and Alek can adopt them later... oh wait NVM.
>>39189675>Sure, I can use the help.He knows this area best.
Merc is slowing down tonight.
>>39190432Well, it has been a long thread. Started around 8 hours ago.
>>39190432This might be a two parter which will continue on Sunday I assume.
>>39189675"No way, you need to stay here and protect the others." You say. "I think they're going to need more than an angry old lady with a mosin keeping an eye on them.""R-right." Alek nods. "Thanks, Elsa. Be careful out there.""Since when have I not?" You laugh as you climb the ladder out of the well."Like, all the time." Alek says glumly."Don't worry, I'll be fine!" You assure him. The moment you get to the surface, you key your radio to HQ. Hopefully they're still in range. "Helene! Hey, Helene, can you hear me?!""Yes, yes I can." Helen grunts. "What happened, your little date not going as planned? Need a little womanly advice?""Serious time, Helene. I just came across a some witches from the Minsk hold hiding out here. They need immediate evac. They just dodged a Russian patrol but I don't think can avoid the next one.""I see. I'll send in an extraction helicopter right away!" Helen says. "I assume at your current location?""Yeah." You say. "Please send it ASAP."You the key off your radio and scan the ground carefully. By now, it was completely dark, but the fields were still illuminated by the fire. You catch a set of tracks. Footprints. Dozens of them. You speed off as fast as you can, following the tracks deeper into the forest. You begin to slow down as the tracks get fresher, and you start hearing human made noises. The crunching of boots, metal gear clinking and clacking together. Muffled voices. You inch ever closer until you see what looks to be a camp. (cont)
>>39190528Yeah, of course they wouldn't try to move too much when it's dark.You see a dozen GRU Spetsnaz troops gathered around campfire, drinking and laughing. Near the back the group, you could see a man with his arms tied and a bag over his head. No doubt Alek's father, hopefully.Your trigger finger twitches in anticipation. From what you could tell, they didn't have any heavy weapons, nor were there any witches present. Even with your light loadout, it would be so simple to wipe them all out...>Just grab the prisoner and go.>Exterminate exterminate EXTERMINATE.>Other
>>39190563>>Exterminate exterminate EXTERMINATE.>>OtherDo it quietly.
>>39190563>Just grab the prisoner and go.It would also be so simple for somebody to shoot him. We can come back and remove russian later
>>39190563>Just grab the prisoner and go.
>>39190563>>Just grab the prisoner and go.
>>39190563>>Just grab the prisoner and go.it's a sneaking mission
>>39190563>>Just grab the prisoner and go.We don't have any support on hand if shit goes sideways which it will. Though we should silently eliminate as many as we can.
>>39190563>Just grab the prisoner and go.The last thing we want is a full fire fight and he gets caught in the cross fire.
>>39190563>Look up, theres always someone in a Tree
>>39190563>Just grab the prisoner and go.Then call it in for MAXIMUM EXTERMINATE
>>39190563>>Just grab the prisoner and go.Fuck fights.
>>39190563>[X] Just grab the prisoner and go.Snatch and Grab. Mark their position somehow for strike teams.Maybe set up a few mines or grenades or something to trap them when the extraction team comes in?
>>39190755>Maybe set up a few mines or grenades or something to trap them when the extraction team comes in?that would be good if we have any, cover our retreat with some traps and make them paranoid and dissuade them from chasing us
Damn page 10 already.
>>39190824the board is moving fast, only an hour ago we were on page 7
>>39190949I know. This is kinda odd for a Monday night.
>>39190994Lots of spring breaks for the US this week.
>>39190563As much as you wanted to do it, you resist the urge to just open up and kill all these fucking Russians. After all, there was a risk of hitting Alek's father in the crossfire. Instead, you silently roll your way around the campsite. It seemed as if the Russians were pretty damn confident nobody would find them out here, considering they didn't even have anybody on perimeter watch. Pretty damn sloppy.Then again, all these guys were doing were getting drunk off stolen vodka and alcohol. It's insultingly easy to get around them and close to Alek's father. You roll forward silently and pat him on the shoulder. He immediately tenses up."Hey, don't worry, I'm a friend." You whisper. "I'm with your son."This causes him to relax. You slowly pull him into the trees. Nobody even notices. You then cut his ties and pull the sack off his head."A witch? Out here?" He gasps."Yeah, well, your kid has done real well for himself." You grin. "Hold on. I don't know how long it'll take for them to notice you're missing, and I don't want to stay to find out."Alek's father nods, and then yelps when you pick him up in a bridal carry and roll off as fast as you could. As you move, you can hear helicopter rotors in the distance. That was a good sign.The sound of angry Russians yelling behind you wasn't so good.You put up a shield at your back as you roll to the farm at full speed, your strikers whining with the effort. The moment you break the treeline, you can see a landed Chinook in the field, masked American special forces carrying the young witches into the helo. Alek waves at you cheerfully."GET IN!" You bellow. "GET THE FUCK IIIIIIIINNNNNNN!"(cont)
>>39191191No sooner than you yell that when the Chinook's door gunner opens fire, unleashing a torrent of minigun fire into the treeline, signifying that it was time to go. You all pile into the Chinook and it slowly pulls itself into the air as the sound of bullets and small arms ding off the armor, but soon enough, the Chinook is free and clear."Ha! That was an exciting day off, eh?" You laugh as you nudge Alek in the shoulder."Alek, who is this girl?" Alek's father breathes as a medic takes a look at him. "Ummm, well," Alek shuffles nervously. "She's a fri-""I'm his girlfriend!" You say cheerfully as you nuzzle your cheek against Alek's."EEEEHHHHHHHHH?" Alek's parents eyes widen. You see the witch girls look on with interest, as well. "Alek, is that true?!""Um, well, I guess." Alek nods, his face redder than a traffic light."Ah, well, as long as we're in full disclosure here.." Alek's mom bites her lip and holds one of the witch girls close. "Alek, this is your little sister, Kyla.""EEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHH!?" Both you and Alek gasp.Meanwhile the American special forces crew just shake their heads and try to look away.>And that's it for tonight! We should be back on schedule this Sunday! Don't forget Ace Combat on Friday and HEIST on Saturday!
>>39191202HohohohohoWhat an ending.Thanks for today Merc.
>>39191202Thanks for running, Merc!Also, WOO WOO, STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS
>>39191202Thanks for the thread Merc
>>39191202Thanks for the run!Gotta love that disclosure
>>39191202WELL DONE! Oh boy, poor Alek got one hell of a bomb on him! Thank for running!
>>39191202Thanks for the run Merc
>>39191202Well that was fun, Ghost if your hee SW89 regular time?
>>39191202Thanks for the run, Merc. See you next time!Not sure why, but I have a feeling that: >Meanwhile, stateside, Pierce's parents have gone full grandparent mode as Laika visits. Mom spontaneously begins to bake cookies, pinch cheeks, and knit sweaters; and Dad somehow throws out his back.
Thanks for running Merc!