Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/KWGJCSbTRULES AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/5q9fPFjzYou are KARLA WEISS, a Belkan fighter pilot looking to carve your own place in the skies!Currently you were guarding the downed Gyges as Samantha, Smokey, and an Artemis crew were trying to get it back in the air. Unfortunately, it seemed that the rival Dahl corporation had different ideas, sending a wave of bombers in an effort to destroy it. "S-say again, Loki?" You ask for confirmation."I've got at least three squadrons of strike craft flying fast and low on the scopes! Signature matches F-111s!" Loki announces. "They'll be in attack range in two minutes!""Shit." You seethe."All right, some action!" Lara whoops."Should we intercept or stay back as reserve?" Lilian asks. "This can't be all Dahl would be sending at us.">Move forward and intercept the bombers.>Stay back and let Wolf and the Butterflies intercept.>Other
>>41292184>>Move forward and intercept the bombers.Time to roll out!
>>41292184>Stay back and let Wolf and the Butterflies intercept.All right, let's get the ball rolling.
>>41292184>>Move forward and intercept the bombers.
>>41292184>Move forward and intercept the bombers.Live, from /tg/, it's FRIDAY NIGHTThis week in ACI, shitplane TDM is on. Is your Falcon leveled enough?
>>41292184>Move forward and intercept the bombers.
>>41292184>Stay back and let Wolf and the Butterflies intercept.They're tired. Give them some easy targets to fuck upWe're more well rested for harder targets.
If we want to intercept, better get either woolf or butterfly stay back
Let me just remind you that Playboy and Shin jr are still out there, fellas.Just saying.
>>41292391Well, time for Jager and Tarin to do some kidnapping.
Since we're relatively famous mercs, do you think that various companies (aviation, R&D, etc.) would try to sponsor us?
This is why we brought those 4aams with us this mission.
>>41292523Oh man, if only.I'd like to see our Falcon in a Soldat or Kamata livery now.
>>41292184>Other"Your orders General? Would you like to see the Wild Cards at work?"
>>41292523>>41292544All of a sudden, we have their own merchandise, Neucom gives us new equipment, and one of the Wildcards has their own breakfast cereal.
>>41292584Speaking of which, anyone grabbed the Neucom Delphinus yet?Is it really as cheap as they say?
>>41292584>breakfast cereal>Silly Amy, Trix are for kids!
>>41292584actually, The wildcards get anime portraits painted onto their planes like Japanese Idols.
>>41292523That would never happen.
>>41292639>The Wildcards find out Amy has her own cereal and demand their own individual brands or something the others don't have.
>>41292642>F-15 S/MTD -Belka-I can already see it...
>>41292184"We'll handle the interception. Hitting guys head on tends to be our specialty, right?" You grin."Right on!" Lara says happily. "Kills kills kills!""Don't get too overconfident, that's still a lot of targets." Lilian cautions. "And if you haven't noticed, we're down a pilot.""Ah, small details." Lara snorts."Hey, Samantha, how are repairs going?" You ask your boss."Um, not very well." Samantha grumbles. "Smokey! How much longer till we can get this bucket of bolts in the air?!""Haha, well watch this!" Smokey boasts...."...watch what?" Samantha sighs as nothing happens."Um, we might be in trouble. I'll get back to you." Smokey grumbles."So uh, yeah, Wild Cards, this is going to take a while." Samantha warns. "Hold them off as long as you can.""Roger that." "Hey, you girls need any help with that? Seems like a big workload you got there." Wolf speaks up."Yeah! No fair you get to hog all the kills!" Thunder interjects."Well?" You ask your wingmates."The more the merrier!" Lara says cheerfully."Though their stealth features make them better ambushers, especially if the bombers have escorts." Lilian suggests.>Bring Wolf Team>Bring the Butterflies>Bring both teams.>Go it alone>Other
>>41292670>Cap'n Stripes Fruit Crunch>Coco Valk choco cereal>Honey Angel breakfast cereal>>41292656>>41292642>Ridge Racer companies commission itasha of the wildcards for their own vehicles
>>41292742>Bring Wolf Team
>>41292742>Bring the Butterflies
>>41292742>Bring Wolf TeamToday the snow shall come with a pack of winter wolves.
>>41292742>Bring Wolf TeamWait, aren't we just dealing with Varks?
>>41292742>Bring the ButterfliesA butterfly flaps its wings in Aurelia.It becomes a blizzard in the Round Table.
>>41292584Only a matter of time before Neucom gives us new suits.
>>41292742>Bring the ButterfliesWolf can have the reinforcements that will inevitably arrive.
>>41292827but are they for show? or are they functional as well?
Butterflies rock CFAs, right?
>>41292870They'll probably give us a "Prototype" just to show us what it looks like, while they work on the real deal.
>>41292900Yep4 Nosferatus, fully loaded
>>41292901>>41292870>>41292827Speaking of tight pilot suits, Puru-nee as a wing man, yes/no?
>>41292827>>41292901>>41292929I swear that when we actually wear those suits for the first time, our flight crews and media are going to post the pics all over the web...
>>41292992Then we can downsize our fighters so they fit snugly into the body?
>>41293068Mutter mutter shipsluts when
>>41293088Not for awhile
>>41293068even Belkan Space Magic has it's limits anon. It as the potential to get there, right now it hasn't matured to that degree.....yet.
>>41293088Not anytime soon. Let fap angel grieve
>>41292901That's actually a nice reference for Amy. I just love those sci-fi image threads.
>>41293173>We can only hope that planefag's grandmum will feel better soon.Anon...
>>41293173Did you see his last twitter message?
>>41293186>>41293200Forgive me, I haven't logged on to Twitter yet when I posted that.
>>41293166>>41293200Well fuck me senseless I didn't even knowGoddamn
>>41293088Let fap angel be. >>41293217>>41293234It is for the best for us to pray for him and his grandmother. I know his pain all too well.
>>41293278Dammit, all this sadness is dampening my mood.Have a magical puru-nee, then, fellas.
>>41292917That's some pretty amazing shit.
So long more before poor deme will be in a state to come back. Hope he'll be fine.In other KCQ stuff, anyone else saw this?https://forums.spacebattles.com/posts/18160032/
>>41293200damn....this hits too close to home for me. Same thing happened to me except I wasn't allowed visit her nor was I allowed to go to her funeral. Didn't even get to give her a proper goodbye.
>>41292742"Well, the Butterflies can roll with us." You say. "They got better weapons to use against superior numbers, right?""Of course." Echo says calmly. "We won't let you down.""Yeah! It's nice to feel needed!" Thunder says enthusiastically."I hope we don't disappoint you! Lightning whimpers.With that, you see the three Butterflies' Nosferatu fighters screech as they accelerate past your flight, speeding towards the oncoming bomber wave."Loki, can you give us an update on those bandits?" You ask."We're getting additional data." Loki announces. "The first two waves are moving at low altitude at high speed. The third squadron is moving at high altitude, though, and I'm picking up possible additional contacts in the group, but we cannot determine authenticity. Either these bombers are using standoff weapons or they're hiding additional craft in their formation, possibly escort fighters."Huh. You have to admit, that was pretty clever of them, hiding wolves among the sheep.>Go for the first two waves. They're the easier targets.>Go for the third wave to tie up the fighters.>Other
>>41293432>>Go for the third wave to tie up the fighters.
>>41293432>Go for the first two waves. They're the easier targets.
>>41293432>Go for the first two waves. They're the easier targets.Low altitude targets are going to be a harder intercept the more we wait
>>41293432>Go for the third wave to tie up the fighters.
>>41293432>Go for the third wave to tie up the fighters.Let the Butterflies wreak their havoc, the Valkyrie shall choose who dies by her sword from the chaos.Captcha: Ooh thank you captcha for being considerate about this thread! Airplanes!
>>41293432>Go for the third wave to tie up the fighters.TIE fighters!I'm sorry, that was terrible>>41293372That's some deep thinking there.Also, I keep forgetting that the C and D-type hornets have different air intakes.
>>41293432>Go for the third wave to tie up the fighters.Leave the girls the easy pickin's. Let them come and help us when they're done.
>>41293372That's just short of full-blown grand strategy stuffChrist, they take this seriously
>>41293600looking at the account, hes only posting in the kcq thread. i think hes one of ours and not an actual sber.
>>41293600tfw one of them is a midshipman
>>41293507here's something to match your Aerial Danmaku Spellcard. Be warned, the image size is fuck huge.
>>41293694>tfw Chihayan Strike Eagle is so close to the magic 4th levelI can feel the explosives waiting for me
>>41293694>We'll start from Zero with this bomb spellcard, and entrust the Phantasm Stage to the new generation.
FISHBED RAID WHEN
>>41293432"Lets bag us some fighters." You grin as you pull back on the stick to gain altitude. "We can leave the others to the Butterflies. Those F-111s won't stand a chance against them.""Roger that, Valk." Lilian says."Awww, on the one hand, less kills, but on the other, more challenge!" Lara mumbles. "Hey, Samantha, Smokey, how are the repairs coming?" You ask?""Um, not well." Samantha groans."Horizontal boosters. Alluvial dampers? Ow! That's not it, bring me the the impact wrench! I don't know how we're going to get out of this one..." You hear Smokey grumbling."Well, uh, keep at then." You shake your head as you return your attention to the matter at hand. You're now close enough that your HUD has started tagging the approaching F-111s. You see additional tagged targets within them, but your radar can't really pick out what they are yet. Meanwhile, the enemy squadron continues toward you at full speed. "I got lock!" Lilian announces."Ready to fire!" Lara cackles, her blood up.>Engage at close range for maximum effect.>Engage at long range to scatter the formation.>Other
>>41294006>>Engage at close range for maximum effect.
>>41294006>Engage at close range for maximum effect.Hello, boys. Lemme introduce you to muh sidewinders!
>>41294006>Engage at close range for maximum effect.
>>41294034I hope you've recharged your snow machine, Commander.
>>41294006"Let's hit 'em up close! Not a single one makes it back!" You yell."Roger that!" Lilian affirms."Aw yeah, looking forward to this!" Lara says happily as her Eagle accelerates.You toggle your missiles on and your targeting system whines as you gain positive lock. Up this close, with such a tight formation, you'd be hard pressed to miss.>Roll 7d10 (GUN and AtA rolls)
Rolled 5, 8, 3, 5, 2, 5, 8 = 36 (7d10)>>41294304
Rolled 7, 3, 2, 10, 6, 6, 2 = 36 (7d10)>>41294304
Rolled 7, 2, 4, 8, 5, 5, 2 = 33 (7d10)>>41294304
Rolled 6, 10, 5, 10, 4, 9, 7 = 51 (7d10)>>41294304
>>41294331>>41294330>>41294313So, uh, how did we do?
>>41294460Looks like we did alright on average.
Rolled 4, 4, 7, 2 = 17 (4d10)>>41294304...
>>41294006>Horizontal boosters. Alluvial dampers? Ow! That's not it, bring me the the impact wrench!Smokey, you're supposed to be working on the Gyges, not the Millennium Falcon.
>>41294590Well shit, now we know where that gyges was headed.It wasn't going to be used here. It was headed for SPACCEEEEE
>>41294624Chewie... We're home. I am so hyped over the new star wars film
>>41294304"Firing!" You announce as you pull your trigger. Almost immediately, six missiles sail away from under your wings, homing in on the oncoming F-111s. On your flanks, you can see Lilian and Lara's missiles streaking by to contribute. And before the missiles even hit, you're already switching over to your cannons and let loose a long burst at the lead F-111 in an effort to take him down before he can zoom past you. You see the F-111's nose and cockpit disintegrate under the hail of cannon fire, but it still stubbornly flies forward. You see most of your and your wingmate's missiles streak in towards the F-111's, who make no effort to dodge, which seemed a bit suspicious to you.However, this close, you also catch sight of the fighter escorts. You see multiple F-4 Phantoms and MiG-21s, at least a half dozen of each, as well as a very familiar looking F-14 Tomcat and F-20 Tigershark hiding among the formation. They weren't firing just yet, giving you an opportunity to get a first strike.>Take the shot.>Something's fishy. Break off and regroup.>Other
>>41294665>>Something's fishy. Break off and regroup.
>>41294665>Something's fishy. Break off and regroup.What the hell do you have in mind, Playboy?
>>41294665>Something's fishy. Break off and regroup.
>>41294665>Something's fishy. Break off and regroup.This is so goddamn suspiciouswhat's happening?
>>41294822Prepare for a Black Hole Cluster
>>41294665>>as well as a very familiar looking F-14 Tomcat and F-20 Tigershark hiding among the formation.Wait isn't that the fiance and his wingman?
>>41294890yepthough methinks dey be drones
>>41294890Indeed.Also wasn't Lillian fighting her fiance last time we were defending the Gyges before it 'landed'?What happened with them then?
>>41294959>>41294938Shin Jr. and Mickey Simon managed to get out of the hotzone before things got serious though.
>>41294665>Something's fishy. Break off and regroup.And honor the code of the knight.
>>41294665Something didn't feel right. After your countless battles against various foes, you knew that not even the fanatical One Belka pilots were this suicidal. Judging from their singleminded desire to stick to their planned route, as well as the lack of an sort of self preservation or complex maneuvering, you could only conclude that the F-111s were drones of some kind. Bait for some kind of trap!"Wild Cards, Break! BREAK!" You yell as you pull hard on your control stick, pulling your Eagle into a high G turn. You chest tightens and your plane vibrates wildly under the strain, and you can see Lara and Lilian pulling similarly hard maneuvers in their respective fighters.Meanwhile, your missiles all finally slam head on into the F-111s, completely destroying nearly all of them in great balls of fire."What the hell!?" Lara yelps. "Radar's going crazy!""Wild Cards, I'm reading heavy interference in your area!" Loki yells in another ill-timed warning. "I've lost track of all contacts!"You twist your head to see that where the F-111s used to be were heavy clouds of glittering chaff. So that was it. Using drone controlled F-111s as a sacrifice to lure fighters into a kill zone. "My missile lock is going crazy!" Lilian yells. "Targeting is no good!" "They just seeded this entire area with ECM." You grunt. Missiles are useless. They're trying to turn this into a gunfight.""Without missiles, those Dahl fighters have the advantage! Get out of there!" Loki yells."And have them on our tail? Yeah right!" Lara grunts.>We need to get out of here!>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.>Other
>>41295186>>We need to get out of here!
>>41295186>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.
>>41295186>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.GUNS GUNS GUNS
Wait, so if the first two waves were just bait for the third wave to spring a trap, and the third wave is also bait for a trap, who the fuck is attacking us?
>>41295186>We need to get out of here!Protect the prize! They are not here for us, but the Gyges!
>>41295186>>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.Shameful display! Such unknightly behavior!
>>41295186>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.ECM works both ways. bitch! If they want to do this old skool, the so be it!
>>41295186>>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.Adaptive Rorschach paint on our fighter when, Merc?
>>41295235Here's the situation, Wild card and Butterflies are engaging the Dahl force, leaving Wolf pack in Reserve doing CAP on the Gyges, so the Gyges is still relatively safe, although Wolf might be bored as hell, he's relatively outside of the ECM dustcloud so he could take potshots if he wanted.
>>41295233Someone with a plan so fucking convoluted that they themselves probably don't understand what's happening right now.
>>41295299With all this going on, I fear another sneaky group is flying in (or even coming in on land) and get at the Gyges. This whole mess is a faint i fear.
>>41295338>>41295301>>41295299>>41295233Faction breakaways withing One Belka?!
>>41295338another thing is that Dahl specialize in the the art of Old skool dogfighting. Their aircraft may be shit, but their skills are creme de la crop if it comes down to gunning and evasive action. Karla may be good at gunning, but we're facing a force that specializes in close range dogfighting. and if worse comes to worse, we might be forced to shoot them down.Moar Airplanes Captcha!
>>41295186>>We aren't trapped here with them. They're trapped here with US.
>>41295186"They didn't trap us here with them, they're trapped here with US." You boast, immediately turning to reengage the Dahl planes. You instinctively check your radar screen, only to wince when all you see is a solid green cloud over you. "Loki, can you give a quick sitrep?""The Butterflies are cleaning up the first wave of bombers." Loki announces. 'They've moving on to the second.""And we're still sitting here bored out of our minds." Wolf grumbles."Well, we'll call when we need help." Lara laughs as you Eagle does a tight loop to shake off a pair of MiG-21s trying to tail her. You then catch sight of the Tigershark and Tomcat, no doubt Shiba and Mickey respectively. You see their fighters turning to engage Lara, whom you suspect was looking forward to a straight up fight. You also see Lilian's Typhoon hesitate for a moment, as if deciding whether to go after them or not.>Let Lilian go after them.>Let Lara handle them.>Go after them yourself.>Other
>>41295702>>Go after them yourself.Don't worry, Lara. I'll make sure they make it out.
>>41295702>Go after them yourself.Make sure we do enough damage to force them to back off. but enough to kill them.
>>41295702>Go after them yourself.Time to give Mister Simon an unpleasant surprise in the form of salvage fees
>>41295702>>Go after them yourself.We Knight.
>>41295702>Go after them yourself.
>>41295771>>41295767>>41295765>>41295753>>41295719>>41295758Cue Round Table.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl2C28hMN2U
>>41295789>tfw the new Gundam series is shaping up to be Ace Combat Zero-ish
>>41295821this piques my interest
>>41295835www.youtube.com/watch?v=IddxplDVGw8I blame the guys who made the Meijin's theme.
>>41295856although this is a rather quiet thread we're having.
>>41295875I wonder. It's been a somber week, all told, what with all the people passing on.
>>41295891>with all the people passing on.?
>>41295953Iwata? Some other people whose names I forget?
>>41295953planefag's granny i think
There is also ana moreno, former marine and co-creator of marine corps yumi manga series
>>41296014Seriously? Him too? oh man...
>>41295702"Don't worry, Lilian, I'll handle them." You assure her as you throttle up to catch up to Shiba and Mickey's planes. "Just watch my back, okay?"You see Lilian's radio click on, as if she's about to say something, but it clicks off just as fast. You kind of wonder what she was going to say, but there's no sense worrying about it now. You get in on the merge with Mickey and Shiba and quickly try to determine who to go after first. Mickey in his F-14 had a craft that was more on par with yours, and with the ECM, similarly could not take advantage of his missiles to attack you from long range. However, the guy was a war veteran, and no doubt outclassed you in terms of sheer experience. You don't really know if you could handle him in a straight up battle. On the other hand, Shiba was probably relatively green compared to you, but his plane was much better suited to the tight confines of this ECM space. >Go after Mickey>Go after Shiba>Other
>>41296097>Go after Mickey
>>41296097>>Go after Mickey
>>41296097>Go after MickeyGO HOME AND BE A FAMILY MAN!!>www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiDYXmKRVI4
>>41296097>Go after MickeyShit, shit, shit,this is bad, these can't be the only offensive force they sent. They can't be foolish enough to go against us outnumbered. my shadowrun senses are tingling
>>41296274uhh they are the ones outnumbering us, we're outbumbered here anon, Dahl have the numbers in this conflict
>>41296097You angle your Eagle's nose over on Mickey's tail, banking on you being able to get him down before Shiba can get on your tail with his Tigershark. You know that Lilian is watching your back, but being outnumbered by the enemy here, you couldn't count on her to swoop in the save you all the time. Sure enough, you see the the Tigershark bank sharply to the right, looping around to get in on your tail. Meanwhile, Mickey hits his afterburners to get more distance between himself and you, making it tougher to get your cannon on him while at the same time buying more time for Shiba to get into position. Then again, you could try your luck and fire off your missiles, but you're not sure if they'll hit, even with the extra shots.>Guns>Missiles>Other
>>41296395>>GunsIt's time for snow!
>>41296395>Guns>>41296407No anon, its time for DAKKA
>>41296395>GunsThey've still got the ECM going.
So could anyone explain to the uninitiated just who this Mickey person is?
>>41296531Character from the series Area 88.
>>41296531Mickey Simon is a character from Area 88. He's the friend of Shin Kazama, the MC.In ACQ, he's the wingman of Shin's son Shiba.
Rolled 9, 4, 1 = 14 (3d10)>>41296395You hit your afterburners in response to keep pace with Mickey's Tomcat. You don't trust missiles in this high ECM environment, so you'll have to rely on your mk1 eyeball here for now. Mickey seems to correctly guess what you're trying to do, and his Tomcat begins to swerve side to side in an attempt to jink you, or at the very least force you to bleed energy so Shiba can better catch up with you. You needed to end this quick.>Roll 1d10 (GUN roll. You need a 7 or lower.)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>41296578For skintight pilot suits!!!
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>41296531what >>41296547 said, also, we don't want to kill Mickey or Shiba, who is Lillian's fiance>>41296578
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>41296578
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>41296578Here we go.
>>41296582>For skintight pilot suits!!!>Rolled a 9>mfw
>>41296583>>41296591Well, it's not exactly snow, but I guess it'll do
>>41296395>Other"Smokey, you dumb son of a bitch! just take the brakes off an taxi the fat bitch!""You dont need all the engines to roll her! And believe me, you want to be moving if you got ordnance on the way!"
So did we get it?
>>41296612Probably not, he got a 1.
>>41296612yes. we have a roll under system. dc was 7. our lowest of the first 3 was a 6.
>>41296583>>41296591Eh, not bad for a non-lethal hit.
>>41296578You manage to get your crosshair right over Mickey's Tomcat for a split second and you pull the trigger, letting a short burst out. You see the crimson tracers lance out at the Tomcat, but seemingly a the last second, Mickey's plane frustratingly slithers out of your crosshairs, initiating a vicious powerclimb to get himself out of the line of fire. This leaves you in a bit of a conundrum. Do you pursue him and risk Shiba getting a deflection shot on you, or turn around and engage Shiba and hope Mickey doesn't bounce you in the process?Meanwhile, it looked as if Lara and Lilian were having their hands full just dealing with the numerically superior F-4s and MiG-21s. You notice about three or four less enemy aircraft, but they are successfully keeping your wingmates from being able to support you.>Keep pursuing Mickey>Engage Shiba>Other
>>41296704>Keep pursuing Mickey
>>41296704>Keep pursuing MickeyKeep the pressure on!
>>41296704>>Keep pursuing Mickey
Hold up.Anybody anticipating a new ace to pop out of nowhere?
>>41296761In the endless skies, there are only endless aces.
Rolled 4, 7, 8 = 19 (3d10)>>41296704You pull back on your stick and pour as much power into your engines as you continue to try and stay on Mickey's tail. You're willing to take the risk of Shiba getting on your tail if you can knock Mickey out of the fight first."Samantha, PLEASE tell me you've got that damn Gyges working!" You plead."Negative, Valkyrie. Smokey is is still working on it!""I'm working, I'm working!" Smokey grunts. "Wild Card Four, you're in gun range!" Loki announces. "I'm aware of that." You sigh as you settle your crosshairs over Mickey's Tomcat.>Roll 1d10 (GUN roll. You need a 7 or lower.)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>41296897
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>41296897
>>41296911>>41296906Finally got that snow machine going!
>>41296906>>41296911Hopefully thats good enough to damage him and force him to eject or break off because we don't want to kill these two.
>>41296926we may have forced Mickey to back off, but now the hard part is to force Shiba to back off. Hopefully succeed but not crit hit and kill Lillian's fiance.
>>41296926Mickey's a tough jock, though. As per the anime, he wouldn't let some slight damage to his beloved Playboy Tomcat get in the way of his job.
>>41296938I doubt a crit would kill either of these two, a crit his is a critical success, not an auto kill, and we would succeed at what us, Karla wants to do, which is not kill these two but force them out of the fight.I imagine a crit would blow off a wing or his engines and make him bail out immediately.
Man, I hope they have cake when we hit back.
>>41296897You let off another burst of cannon fire, and this time Mickey doesn't have any clever tricks to get out of your line of fire. You see sparks and flashes as your rounds impact Mickey's Tomcat. You see one of his engines immediately flare out, and the Tomcat plummets from the sky towards the ground as it stalls out."Heh, nice shooting, kid." Mickey chuckles as his Tomcat tumbles out of view. Normally, you'd write off damage like that as an elimination, but with an Ace like Mickey, you couldn't be too sure.Suddenly, you see flashes of tracers shoot above your cockpit. You yelp instinctively and pull further back on your stick, ending your climb and transition into a dive to prevent from flying into Shiba's lead. If he had held off fire for just another second he'd have cut your fighter in half. That was close. Too close.>You need to make sure Mickey is out of the fight.>You need to engage Shiba.>Other
>>41297014>>You need to engage Shiba.
>>41297014>You need to engage Shiba.Listen to my song, pal!It's called Symphony of the M61 Vulcan in B Major!
>>41297014>You need to engage Shiba.>"I'll take that as a compliment. Amy's in the hospital btw, Tombstone from OB nearly got her."
>>41297014>You need to engage Shiba.
>>41297014>You need to engage Shiba.>Other: Radio Mickey and tell him to stay out of the fight, he and Shiba mean a lot to Lillian and if he tries to get back in we can't ensure he won't end up dead because of stupidity and stubbornness.
>>41297014>>41297047ThisMickey is a family friend of Amy's, he'll want to know how she's doing.Maybe offer him safe passage to our base if he agrees to not be hostile in this conflict?
I've a feeling that when we finally get the ADFX-02 Re rolling out, history and military equipment buffs would probably flock on over to see pretty much the only surviving 02 in the world.
>>41297077and Pixy and Cypher will be among the Crowd.
>>41297077And when that happens, tour fees.Tour fees everywhere.
>>41297077>>41297087>>41297090>inb4 we get people saying "It belongs in a museum!"
>>41297096>Cue Smokey popping out of nowhere and saying SO DO YOU>mfw
>>41297014"Thanks, Mickey." You thank him for the compliment. "I suggest you stay out of this, or else what am I going to say to Amy in the hospital if I had to shoot you down?""Oooooh, that's a low blow, there." Mickey chuckles. "But there's not much I can do with half an engine anyways. Shiba, don't get yourself killed, kid.""I don't intend to. I still got a lot of things to do." Shiba replies as his Tigershark dives down after your Eagle."I don't suppose I can talk you out of this?" You ask weakly."If the positions were reversed, would you stop if your enemy asked you nicely?" Shiba retorts. "Besides, the bounty on you alone would be enough to retire on.""That's true." You concede. "I guess it has to be this way.""Valkyrie! Valkyrie!" You hear Samantha's voice buzz on the radio. "Smokey finally worked his magic and he's getting some systems online! Now, he can activate the weapons to give you some fire support, the radar which should be powerful enough to cut through that ECM, or engines to get us lifted off faster...">Weapons>Radar>Engines>Other
>>41297294>>EnginesGet the hell out of there while you still can.
>>41297294>RadarSome idiot in a dinkly old office chair wants the Gyges out of the sky. We gotta find him.
>>41297294>Enginesget that whale back in deep water. pronto.
>>41297294>>EnginesGet out get out get out
>>41297294>>EnginesMost of the guns are destroyed.
>>41297428Then we shoot the LAAMs down, AC6/ACAH style.
>>41297294"I'd rather you get those engines fired up and get out of here." You grumble."Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too." Samantha agrees. "Smokey! You heard that!?""Yeah yeah, that means I gotta make a few more adjustments. Three more minutes?"Dear god, in terms of a dogfight three minutes was a goddamn eternity. Another stream of tracers snaps you back to reality as you're reminded that Shiba's Tigershark was still hounding you. In a knife fight like this, you were at a disadvantage, as his older Tigershark had much better performance at lower speeds than your Eagle. Trying to fight him on his own terms was risky. It would be safer to accelerate and get out of the ECM cloud so that you could use your missiles to level the playing field, but that would mean putting yourself out of position to help Lara and Lilian if they needed it.Or you could call your wingmates to help. Unfortunately, you knew Lara was really trigger happy and you had serious doubts whether she cared about not killing Shiba or not. Lilian... was a unknown factor that you were not really looking forward to testing in a situation like this.>Continue fighting.>Get out of the ECM cloud.>Have Lara assist.>Have Lilian assist.>Other
>>41297456>Continue fighting.A KNIGHT WITHSTANDS WHAT OTHERS CANNOT!
>>41297456>Continue fighting.HOLD THE LINE. USE THE AGILITY OF THE EAGLE KEEP TEASING HIM WITH OUR LUSCIOUS RUMPS.
>>41297456>Continue fighting.Comrades first, even to the bitter end.
>>41297456>Continue fighting.B...but muh S/MTD! Doesn't the canards and vectored thrust help, or is her craft just plain better?Or are we still flying the viper?
>>41297501we in eagle bruh.
>>41297456>Continue fighting.>>41297501more that as a much lighter plane, he has better energy retention in knife fighting, whereas we bleed energy heavily but are still able to pull the same moves as him.
>>41297501The problem is the speed game. Canards or no, older planes like the Tigershark have the advantage at slower speeds.
>>41297456>>Have Lilian assist.
>>41297540>Wanting the fiances to duel
>>41297516Thanks anon.>>41297520>>41297527If only we had missiles...no wait, missiles would be too much of a overkill if we want this to be an nonlethal kill, right?I guess the radar option isn't that much of a help then.
>>41297527although we can't do the low speed that well, what we can do is keep his attention, he may have a tighter turning curve, but we can play the distance game. stay within the ECM cloud, but stay out of his gun-range and make it difficult for him to get a good aim.
>>41297557Range is good and all, but the energy problem might bite us if we go for an ACM roll.>>41297554Even with the powerful radar, the chaff could still spook the missiles.
>>41297569so you're saying that we can't get good acceleration on the exit point of a turn right? then make this a contest of how high we can climb and how fast he can keep up.
>>41297595You know what really worries me?If Shiba is as good as his dad, he can break all our advantages by sheer instinct.
Rolled 10, 2 = 12 (2d10)>>41297456No matter what, you had to keep the battle solely between the two of you. You crane your head back to try and get an eye on Shiba's Tigershark, trying to gauge how close he was to you. You see he's quite a ways back behind you. Close enough to stay in gun range, but far back enough to ensure that he wouldn't be caught off guard by desperation maneuvers like cobras or sudden braking. No, in order to get the drop on him you'd have to genuinely outmaneuver him, which meant pushing your Eagle to its limits.>Roll 1d10 (ACM roll. You need a 5 or lower to succeed.)
>>41296468C&C generals noice
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>41297612>10AHAHAHAHAHA
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>41297612ROLL FOR INITIATIVE>>41297625Macross Mods are a good thing
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>41297612
>>41297627>>41297635>>41297647The snow is slowly piling up.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>41297612>2
>>41297612You begin weaving your plane side to side, trying to lure Shiba into engaging in a scissors maneuver. Glancing behind you again, you can see that he's fallen for the bait, weaving from side to side in an attempt to get a good shot at you. You wait patient through a few more weaves before pulling on your stick, using your thrust vectoring and canards to their fullest effect to pull the sharpest turn you can manage, snapping your nose around and bringing it right in line with Shiba's Tigershark for a split second. In the the eternity of that split second, you see the Tigershark frozen in your crosshairs. Timing was going to be everything in this.>Hit the cockpit to end this.>Hit the fuselage to try and scare him into retreating or surrendering.>Hit the engines to guarantee his plane is knocked out.>Other
>>41297726>Hit the engines to guarantee his plane is knocked out.
>>41297726>Hit the engines to guarantee his plane is knocked out.>>41297720Omae...
>>41297726>>Hit the engines to guarantee his plane is knocked out.
>>41297726>Hit the fuselage to try and scare him into retreating or surrendering.
>>41297726>Hit the engines to guarantee his plane is knocked out.Risky, but not as risky as the cockpit.
>>41297726>Hit the engines to guarantee his plane is knocked out.>Other>"You do realize that Lillian is really torn up from the thought of being forced to kill you and/or being killed by you. Are you willing to to kill your fiance just to earn your name in the skies? Or do you really love Lillian enough that you'll have a heart to heart with her and talk things out?"I dunno why, but I have Starfox Boss theme B stuck in my head. let me spread the ear worm.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjb9FbH783s
>>41297726You hold off on the trigger for a few brief fractions of a second, which would make all the difference as you pull the trigger.>Roll 1d10 (GUN roll. You need a 7 or lower!)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>41297878
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>41297878
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>41297878SHOWTIME>>41297870The hell happened to that?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>41297878
>>41297886it was too windy. The structure couldn't take it.>>41297886clutch save anon. clutch save. barely.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>41297878
>>41297900>>41297898I'd like to thank Top Negotiator for that.>too windyFor a moment I thought the screw was loose, and a blade hit the base.
>>41297878Your stream of cannon fire lances out and punches holes all along the side of the Tigershark and straight through its single engine. Thick, ugly smoke begins spewing from the exhaust as the Tigershark begins to rapidly lose altitude. However, for some reason, the stricken plane is still somehow maintaining level flight, and staying airborne. Most other pilots would have punched out against damage like that. "Damn it." Shiba sighs. "Engine is completely shot. Well, get on with it, then."Huh, you wonder what he was expecting you to do with him.>Let him go.>Order him to land so he can be captured.>Other
>>41297940>Order him to land so he can be captured.
>>41297940>Order him to land so he can be captured.>Other"If I let you go your stupid ass will just try to find another way of upsetting your bride to be by getting your stubborn ass killed."
>>41297940>Order him to land so he can be captured.Time to play date host!Stockade dates are still romantic mmmkay~
>>41297940>Order him to land so he can be captured.>"Shiba, I think it's about time you and Lillian have a heart to heart talk."
>>41297940>>Order him to land so he can be captured.
>>41297959I still remember that submarine we captured in VMQ and the dates that happened on that.
>>41297940>Order him to land so he can be captured."IN THE NAME OF THE SPAIN CROWN I CLAIM YOUR ASS!"
>>41297987>Crown of Spain>Not IN THE NAME OF THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF WEISS, I CLAIM YOU AS MY HOSTAGE!
>>41297940>>Order him to land so he can be captured.War is over for you. Welcome to the life of a corporate POW.
>>41298010>not "I order you to become Lillian's wife."this should be gold if we have the chance.
>>41298027>Winners demandsSeconded. Winners dictate conditions!
>>41297940"Shiba, that plane isn't going anywhere. Either punch out or land in Atlas territory and I will promise you won't be hurt." You instruct."Do I even have a choice?" Shiba sighs."Well, I could always just gun you down right now, so you'll never be able to impress Lilian, and I'd probably make her rather upset, so we're both on the same side on this matter." You reply. "So what's your answer?""...I'll land." Shiba sighs."Hahahahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" You hear maniacal cackling over the radio net."Um, guys? What the hell is that? Who's laughing?!" You ask."Um, that would be Smokey." Samantha sighs. "He uh, 'fixed' the engine problem.""ABSOLUTELY GENIUS! I never would have thought of it myself!" You hear Treister puff with pride. "Now! BEGIN LAUNCHING SEQUENCE!""Samantha, what exactly did Smokey do?" You ask, a little concerned. "Uh, you remember those rocket boosters that we use for short takeoffs?""Oh dear god no." You groan, already figuring it out."Yeah, Smokey just slapped them all on and is rigging them to fire off at once. Obviously I view or prospects with skepticism." Samantha says glumly. "Warning warning! Blackjacks with fighter esort detected!" You hear Loki shout. "All units need to intercept ASAP!""Friends of yours?" You grunt to Shiba."You really think Dahl has the money for Blackjacks? Much less 3?" Shiba points out.Well that certainly narrowed culprits down. (cont)
>>41298092"True." You nod. "Okay, Loki, what do you need us to do?""Wolf and Butterfly teams are already moving to intercept two of the bombers. We need you to take care of the third!""Got it." You nod. "Stripes, Angel, you two still alive?""Of course!" Lara laughs."Intact." Lilian reports.Well, you could go intercept the enemy Blackjack right now, but that would leave Shiba vulnerable, considering he was in a dying Tigershark, and OB were not known for playing fair.>Intercept with Lara and Lilian. You need all the firepower you can get.>Have Lara keep an eye on Shiba.>Have Lilian keep an eye on Shiba.>You keep an eye on Ship
>>41298099>Have Lilian keep an eye on Shiba.MAXIMUM AWKWARDNESS
>>41298099>Have Lilian keep an eye on Shiba.
>>41298099>>Have Lilian keep an eye on Shiba.
>>41298099>Have Lilian keep an eye on Shiba.>Shiba, I...>Lilian, I...
>>41298121And loki will ruin the mood as usual.'Hellooo, AWACs here..'
>>41298099>Have Lilian keep an eye on Shiba.>"Stripes, Angel, you two still alive?"I feel the Pixy overtaking me.
>>41298143>Awkward half-chuckles and stop-start sentences over the radio>Suddenly Loki clears his throat>Everybody tuning in lets out a unified groan, cursing the AWACS for messing up>Loki's face when
>>41298152Even OB forces are suckers for on-radio love drama.
>>41298099"Stripes, form up with me." You instruct. "We're gonna bag ourselves a bomber.""Aw yeah!" Lara whoops. "Let's go let's let's go!" In the distance, you can see the engines of Lara's planes fire up"What about me?" Lilian asks."Erm, keep n eye on the prisoner here!" You say happily. "I'm sure you two have LOADS to talk about!" "But I-""SORRY, BUT I'M RECEIVING SOME KIND OF INTERFERENCE MAKING MY RADIO INOPERABLE!" You bellow before cutting the line."Heh, and she thinks she's the most adult out of all of us!" Lara snickers."Now now, Stripes. Let's not make fun of others like that." You grin. "Besides, we're still on the job.>roll 2d10 (AtA roll. You need a 6 or lower!)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>41298241
Rolled 1, 10 = 11 (2d10)>>41298241
Rolled 4, 10 = 14 (2d10)>>41298241
Rolled 2, 7 = 9 (2d10)>>41298241I derped and only rolled 1d10 >>41298252>>41298256>>41298260wat...
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d10)>>41298241
>>41298252>>41298256>>41298260what the shit is this dice?
>>41298256>>41298260...Seriously?So, what now? I can't tell if that's a hit or miss; it looks more like a "null" return. Do we go for a tie-breaker to figure out if we hit or not or what?
>>41298256>>41298260>4, 10>twiceThese dice are trying to kill us.
>>41298270looks normal for /tg/ dice (i.e. less random than real dice)
>>41298266goddamnit anon, if only you were faster
>>41298252>>41298256>>41298260crit, fail crit,4, fail crit, 4, fail crit,wat.
What is wrong with these rollsAt least it wasn't a combat roll.Also captcha says coffee is a type of tea.
>>41298294It must mean that our engines suddenly explode, with us suddenly blowimg up up front of lara's eyes. Or something horrible like that.
>>41298252>>41298256>>41298260At least we got a hit in.
>>41298241You launch a pair of missiles at the Blackjack bomber in an effort to shoot it down while Lara moves to engage its two Flanker escorts. Sure enough, all the aircraft were bearing the black colors of OB. No doubt they were trying to take advantage of the chaos, sneaky bastards. However the Blackjack releases a load of flares and chaff in an effort to avoid the missiles. One of them immediately loses track and veers off. However, your second one flies under the bomber and explodes, rocking the entire craft. "Good job, Wild Cards!" Loki says approvingly. "It looks like you damaged its bay doors, so it can't deploy- wait, it's speeding up!"Sure enough, you see the Blackjack's engines flare like miniature suns as it jets forward. You barely have time to dodge out of the way as the Blackjack hits maximum speed, the sonic boom it generates rocking your Eagle as it shoots past like a rocket. A suicide attack?""Samantha, watch out! You got incoming!" You warn."I know! I know!" Samantha says hurriedly. "Smokey! Is it ready yet?!""Just about!" Smokey cackles. "We just need to test-""FUCK THE TEST! ACTIVATE IT NOW!" Samantha yells."Hahahah! This is certainly an interesting turn of events!" Treister laughs."Sir! Why are you still on the bridge?!" Samantha groans."Well, this is where we have the best view of the action, after all!" Treister says simply. "No fun when I can't see my employees at work! Oh! And is that a Blackjack making a suicide run at us? Marvelous!""HIT IT, SMOKEY!" You yell."Firing! Hold on to yer panties!" Smokey yells.(cont)
>>41298369Suddenly, there's a right flash on the ground as hundreds of JATO rockets, almost haphazardly bolted or welded to the hull of the Gyges, fire off simultaneously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GREcua0a4YYClouds of dirt and dust and kicked up as the Gyges rockets forward on the flat desert ground, and right in the nick of time. Not expecting the sudden acceleration of what was initially a crashed craft, the Blackjack pilot simply doesn't have time to correct his course and the bomber slams nose first into the ground behind the rolling Gyges, exploding like a miniature V weapon as its internal payload cooks off from the impact."YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAWWWW!" Treister bellows over the radio."Ohmygod we're all gonna die..." You hear Samantha mumble.And against all odds, the Gyges finally lifts off from the ground and slowly but surely struggles its way higher into the air. "See? I told you it would work." Smokey says smugly.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week! Don't forget Vertical Tanks on Saturday and PJ Witches on Sunday!
>>41298377FUCK YEAHThanks for the thread Merc
>>41298369>Well, this is where we have the best view of the action, after all!" Treister says simply. "No fun when I can't see my employees at work! Oh! And is that a Blackjack making a suicide run at us? Marvelous!>>41298377This guy.I don't even.
>>41298377Thanks for the thread Merc.And HAHA failed Kamikaze.
>>41298377So Merc. How long (in-universe I mean) do you think it'll be before Smokey can move on to repairing our ADFX-02?And is there potentially going to be a special even for it's introduction -- I mean, some place that it would be really cool to show up at? (Possibly as Big Damn Heroes or something.)You know, something significant, or otherwise special to commemorate this whole thing.And... I wonder what Belka would think upon hearing of Pixy's plane in the sky again...
>>41298369>>41298377Also: this was a LOT cooler and more dramatic than just "your missiles nail the bomber in the air."Sam, Smokey, and Treister all got a little bit of spotlight.Plus: this was pretty fucking awesome. You made its launch notable, and not just another "mission accomplished, well done" generic mission ending.
>>41298439>So Merc. How long (in-universe I mean) do you think it'll be before Smokey can move on to repairing our ADFX-02?2 missions, it was start work on our Morgan immediately and not the Gyges, then it would be ready in 1 missions time, or let him work on the Gyges, and then it would be 2 missions time.So 2 missions (maybe including this one, thats the way the logic flows, which means its one mission from now) and then we can sell our Falcon and use the dosh to buy awesome weapons for our Morgan and keep our Eagle as backup.
>>41298369>>41298377Thanks for the run, Merc!
>>41298487[MPBM and ECM intensifies]
>>41298487>Sell the FalconWhy would you even...
>>41298487No, we don't sell the Falcon. Maybe we can loan it to our squire, but we don't sell that bird, damn it.
>>41298625>>41298616Fine, we'll lease it to our squire.
>>41298636>>41298625I'm waiting for the son/daughter of any of the Belkan squadrons to show up and engage us.Just saying.
>>41298625Hmm. We'll have three planes then though -- the Falcon, the Eagle, AND the Morgan.Plus I'm pretty sure Milly is getting a plane of her own. And if it came to loaning a plane, we'd have our Eagle.Now, the Eagle I DEFINITELY don't want to sell, no matter what! Because it's the same plane that Pixy and Cipher first used.>>41298650>I'm waiting for the son/daughter of any of the Belkan squadrons to show up and engage us.Just saying.I was actually thinking that myself. Though for that matter, we don't know that Lancer, Babylon, and Tombstone AREN'T the children of Belkan aces to begin with...
>>41298669>BabylonUnlikely; he doesn't embody the honor of Belka.>TombstoneProbably, but part-asshole so meh>LancerGood chance?
Apropos of nothing -- at some point I want to tell dad about the... strange encounter we had with the 'ghosts' Demon Lord and dad's own plane.We shared it with our uncle, figure we ought to share with him. And besides. That incident was what started the ball rolling on us finding out that there was a chance dad was alive after all.