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    1.08 MB Corp Quest 6 - Calm Before the Storm? Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:57 No.5784429  
    Last Thread:

    Comrade 70:
    "Bad news. It is a big base. We've got one last obstacle to jump before we reach their original landing site where the leadership caste dwell. I'd rather have you prepared before we attack there."

    Your haulers should return to the frontline at the beginning of Day 2 of Month 2 - so you can rest your forces until then, if you like.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:01 No.5784473
    Loot Tons of Heavy metal
    Bring more Haulers

    Dedicate 20 Artillery, 20 Laser HCDs, and 20 Loot Haulers to the combat. If we don't have 20 Laser HCDs available right now, wait until they're made, then send 'em in.
    If the Laser HCDs are available now, send in 10 haulers from the ore mines (for now, at least) to pick up any looted minerals.

    Sell captured Kil'thweq to Alpharange.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:01 No.5784477
    I think we should focus on napalm and stun gas for shells right now. Napalm will cook our enemy in his power armor but only deal damage over time to us. Gas lets us get prisoners for trade. Keep enough HE to crack open buildings and for some emergencies.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:01 No.5784480
    In that case, increase production on HCD and send them up. As many as we can produce and get their in a feasible amount of time. Do we know how much larger the base is?

    When we get reinforcements we should send in just what they know we have from the last time. Make them think we didn't restock and were just looting. Hold back the reinforcements to see if they're planning another ambush.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:02 No.5784489
    Ask what tech they'll trade for our prawn.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:02 No.5784494
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    Here's a rough draft of what our facility could basically look like.

    The blue square is a representation of our main facility.

    The thin black line is our smaller security wall, the thicker black line is our super security wall.

    The gray areas are gates.

    The green dots are laser turrets along the outer perimeter wall.

    The red dots are artillery turrets located deep within for firing up and out.

    What are your thoughts and opinions?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:04 No.5784510
    Each construction facility - you have 6 - can make 12 on any type of HCD and send it to the frontlines per day.
    However, only the Kil'thweq Frontline facility has them arrive right away.

    So, what type of drones would you like to produce en masse?

    Know that this will put your gas consumption through the roof.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:04 No.5784511
    We should ask the prawn leaders what they think about their chances of success now. And if they have any offers to prevent their annihilation.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:04 No.5784517
    Heavy laser/laser/flamer drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:05 No.5784519
    We need to restock our long range artillery. If they still have a main fortress, we'll need to use range and heavy bombardment tactics to win against it.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:06 No.5784534
    Sonic Technology
    Slave Collar Schematics
    Combat-Hauler Hybrids
    Thermobaric Technology
    Cruise Missile Technology
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:07 No.5784550
    Thermobaric? Explain please.

    We want cruise missles.

    We don't need any slaves. That isn't our MO. We don't have any kind of infrastructure for them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:09 No.5784568
    all 12 frontline facility drones should be dual laser and flamers. Produce 21 more artillery loaded with HE and napalm. Produce 39 more dual laser and flamers.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:09 No.5784571
    "Thermobaric"->fuel air bombs. Big boom, basically. We want missiles, but that's next on the list.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:09 No.5784575
    Also, Uni-peace is harassing us to the south.
    We've seen so far that they're using a combination of organics, including natives ($$$) as an offensive force.

    I declare the following be used as our fighting teams vs. Uni-peace:
    Each squad consists of the following:
    4 Stun Artillery / Napalm Artillery / Melee Stunrod HCDs
    4 Laser / Stun Gun / Flamer HCDs
    4 Light combat drones, outfitted with Stun guns (and Lasers/Flamers if they'll fit) to act as spotters
    3 Heavy haulers (Carries ammo in, carries captives out).

    These shall be called "Safety" squadrons, in tradition with naming our slavers "Freedom" and our war-teams "Peace".
    2 of these squads should be enough to at least slow Uni-peace down if they attack us in the south. We can produce more if needed later.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:10 No.5784584
    Thermobaric missiles blow up big.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:10 No.5784585
    What about Sonic technology, what does that do? Can we use it to stun things from long-range?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:11 No.5784588
    If they're living in the forests, we've got to burn everything down there.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:11 No.5784593
    cruise missiles and let them know we'll have even more slaves for them soon.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:11 No.5784596
    Thermobaric weapons work in two stages - they're explosives.
    The first stage is a shock wave strong enough to strip flesh from bone and basically shatter anything that isn't heaivly reinforced.
    The second stage incinerates everything within the radius, setting it on fire.
    It's absolutely devastating against any light units and all organics.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:12 No.5784600
    We need some type of long-range sensors to make any real use out of those defensive artillery. Until we have them, forget about it.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:12 No.5784601
    I vote we finish our business with the Kil'thweq, then use our standing forces to basically hold the line against Uni-peace (raiding where-ever seems weak for slaves) while we build up our Fuel and Minerals economy.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:12 No.5784609
    We'll want to get thermobarics and cruise missles from AlphaRange eventually. We can use them at ultra long range to destroy those southerners.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:12 No.5784611
    Sonic technology is like stun guns, except it's area of effect. In other words, much more effective.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:14 No.5784627

    Does Lemmington have any desire to get these Kil'thweq?

    What would they offer for some specimens?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:14 No.5784630
    since they're a previously known sentient species they're probably already had ample opportunity to examine them. I guess it's still worth asking though.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:15 No.5784639
    I'm thinking we should get Sonic weaponry for the time being, it'll be a GREAT help in capturing slaves if we get Stun artillery and AoE stun attacks to go with our Napalm and Lasers.
    Then we can buy other stuff with our captured slaves!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:16 No.5784648
    Do we even have stun artillery? We won't really be able to capture any natives without it, given how they have short-range means of fucking us up (explosive arrows)
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:16 No.5784650
    Lemmington's Response:

    Also, since you're producing 60 HCDs a day, what setup do you want to give them?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:16 No.5784653
    My thinking was that if they're so fierce and imperialistic, they may not have had a chance to get a specimen yet.

    And if they haven't, telling Lemmington that AlphaRange has interest in them should raise their value.

    Since Lemmington and AlphaRange are at odds, Lemmington may see them as a slave force/frontline solider that Alpha may use against them.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:17 No.5784667
    Yes, you do have stun artillery. It's like fragmentation except instead, it uses highly deformable metal - the explosion and high velocity is usually enough to mold the shrapnel into a nonlethal, ball-bearing sort of shape.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:18 No.5784670
    I declare the following be used as our fighting teams vs. Uni-peace:
    Each squad consists of the following:
    4 Sonic Artillery / Napalm Artillery / Flamer HCDs
    4 Sonic Gun / Laser / Flamer HCDs
    4 Light combat drones, outfitted with Sonic guns to act as spotters
    3 Heavy haulers (Carries ammo in, carries captives out).

    We can make 4 squads in 1 day.

    That'll be enough to hold them off while we develop our industry.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:19 No.5784683
    Kil'thweq prawns don't just exist in this population.
    There are billions of prawns in the intragalactic community - and Lemmington Pharmaceuticals has access to thousands as test subjects and experiments.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:20 No.5784698
    IMO, we should get enough forces to push Uni-peace off the main continent, but no more. We need to focus on Industry after this, which should be doable with Centauri guarding the north.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:21 No.5784707
    While Uni-Peace does offer us the chance to get natives as slaves, there are still miles and miles and miles of unclaimed territory as far as we can tell. That must have many natives in it.

    It is my opinion that we should simply burn Uni-Peace to the ground. There is such a mix there. The sonic weapons don't work on synthetics, so their android population would be unaffected.

    We've got range and fire on our side. We need total annihilation. The rewards for a sliver of native slaves isn't worth the risk of getting in close range, on their turf, when they've got such destructive capabilities.

    Take no chances. Take no causalities. Take no prisoners.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:22 No.5784713

    See that post. Shouldn't it be 72? Because 12x6 is 72.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:22 No.5784715
    Okay, you select cruise missiles as your purchase.

    Advancing to Day 29.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:22 No.5784717
    Ball-bearing fragmentation artillery?
    That sounds like it'd tear up everything in a specific radius, and not stun anything except by knocking it unconscious with organ damage and bloodloss.
    Multiple-warhead Concussive weaponry would do that better but Concussive weaponry only works for a few minutes, not long enough to run up and Taze stuff.

    Gogo buy Sonic stuff for Stunnage and Sellage?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:23 No.5784720
    Central facility busy producing turrets.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:24 No.5784730
    If we're getting cruise missles, we'll want to throw a few of those into our main HQ.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:24 No.5784731
    ... Well, okay, we got cruise missiles.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:25 No.5784737
    What turrets? The artillery? Only one person seemed to want that and I asked if we had any long range sensors to even make good use of them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:27 No.5784748
    Okay. Focus.

    We're gearing up to Annihilate the Kil'thweq. Explosive artillery to blow up his command, Napalm artillery to blow up his troops, Lasers and Flamers at close range to ensure nothin's touching our artillery.

    Then, we're gearing up to annihilate Uni-peace.
    I assume we're going to be missiling their crap with napalm, then artillery-shelling them with napalm, before finally closing in with short-range flamethrowers that shoot napalm.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:28 No.5784754
    We really like fire, don't we? Like... really, really like fire. We use fire on everything.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:28 No.5784755
    I'm of the opinion that a well-defended HQ can be either bumrushed or bombarded from out of its range. We're spreading production out anyway.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:28 No.5784759
    I agree on that tactic against unipeace. They're at home in the trees with their dynamite arrows. They're like the fucking Dukes of Hazard mixed with the hillbillies from Deliverance. We don't want to get into the woods with them.

    Long range fire. Burn them all.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:29 No.5784763
    >They're like the fucking Dukes of Hazard mixed with the hillbillies from Deliverance.

    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:30 No.5784768
    Yeah, but 12 heavy combat drones is a lot. It could let us kill off the remaining prawns in a lot less time. And like I keep saying, can we even use them effectively???
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:30 No.5784770
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    >Poorly armored organics
    >Wide area of fire
    >See picture attached
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:30 No.5784773
    Day 29:

    6113.8 tons
    2,613 fuel

    +585 tons/day
    -577 fuel/day

    You exchange your Kil'thweq prawn slaves for cruise missile schematics.

    You build 31 artillery drones and 29 assault drones. Due to the fact you have now built roads to the frontline, they arrive immediately.

    Your frontline forces:
    58 Artillery Drones
    31 Assault Drones

    Cruise Missles come in two payload variants at the moment:
    Explosive and Napalm.
    Both take six hours to construct, require five tons of metal and one hundred units of fuel.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:31 No.5784784
    So, More HCDs!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:31 No.5784785
    We need to buy 20,000 units of fuel from TradeStar
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:31 No.5784791
    Less dynamite arrow, more Green Arrow explosive arrow.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:32 No.5784799
    We have 6,100 tons.
    We can buy enough food to last forever,
    pay them 2,500,
    and then buy 35000 units of fuel.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:34 No.5784815
    >poor range
    >but extremely superior cover in the form of forests
    ... :(
    >napalm cruise missile
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:34 No.5784817
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    You say tomato, I say tomahto
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:34 No.5784823
    Our order was already placed; the last day to modify is was Day 27. I'm not sure how much fuel we asked for, though...

    Once our artillery drones have been moved to the frontline areas, deactivate them. Even if they take a few minutes to bring back online in the event of counterassault, the fuel savings will be worth it, and we'll probably spend another day or two building up before launching our own assault.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:34 No.5784831
    We need to buy as much fuel as we can.

    At the rate we're going, if we don't buy enough we'll run out before the next resupply.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:35 No.5784834
    I don't understand why we don't mine our own fuel.

    Really, what harm is there in having lots of drones harvesting fuel that we can use for other things if necessary?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:36 No.5784852
    We can't harvest enough fuel to power our forces. We can mine more metal and trade it for fuel from TradeStar. It's more efficient than even if we had maxed optimization at fuel mines.

    If worse comes to worse we could trade with Centauri for fuel. Maybe even half demand it for helping against the prawns
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:37 No.5784856
    Make 2 explosive and 2 napalm cruise missiles.
    Hit the Kil'thweq HQ with Explosive, Napalm, Explosive, Napalm.

    First Explosive is a breach, First napalm to scare them away from the breach, then second Explosive into the breach to open their base up, then Napalm in the hole.

    Note that we got this shit from Alpha-range
    We REALLY do not want to piss off alpha-range.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:39 No.5784874
    We'll have to use espionage and diplomacy against them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:40 No.5784879
    We have GAZILLIONS of untapped gas pockets, and at the very least we can reduce the deficit, and get some functional drones out of it as well.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:40 No.5784883
    >We REALLY do not want to piss off alpha-range.
    Damn right we don't. Particularly since we've effectively been feeding them troops.

    >Make 2 explosive and 2 napalm cruise missiles.
    Don't do that. Our artillery should suffice, and I'd rather keep our missile capabilities in reserve for use against major threats, should it come to it. Remember, we're with Centauri Synthetics on this one, but that doesn't mean that they'll be on our side forever... and I wouldn't trust the abilities of artillery against their speedy killer repulsor-squids.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:41 No.5784890
    We could tap the other gas mines, but the math doesn't add up.

    Even if we shut down our combat droids and maxed gas mining, the ratio wouldn't be high enough.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:41 No.5784895

    4 2500
    4 2000
    4 1500
    7 1000
    6 500

    Gas Pockets:
    5 2000

    I had to send some drones to the empty gas pockets when your old ones ran out of resources. I didn't announce it because of war efforts.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:42 No.5784901
    I'm pretty sure he said that their weapons are neurological electric shit, so it won't work on our drones.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:42 No.5784912
    Each roaded extraction site gives +85 fuel/day.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:43 No.5784913
    We can make more cruise missiles later.

    Right now we should make a few to use against the prawn stronghold. We don't know what they've got there. Their anti air capabilities could be massive, as could be their ground forces.

    We should pepper them with artillery, and then use that as a distraction to fire cruise missiles. Hopefully the artillery will keep them from shooting the missiles out of the sky.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:44 No.5784919
    Still, it's more efficient now at least to mine for metal and trade it for fuel at a healthy 1-10 ratio.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:45 No.5784931
    I loled.

    Did we ever replace those scouting drones that got blowed up by unipenis?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:45 No.5784932
    For now.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:46 No.5784937

    In any case, moving on to Day 30.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:46 No.5784942
    This gets me thinking. Centauri is effectively boxed-in by Tradestar (us), AlphaRange (godlike) and Lemmington Pharmaceuticals.

    If Centauri doesn't want to help against Uni-peace (and why the hell should they, they don't get anything for it), they're going to start plowing through Lemmington next.
    Should we get in on that action, or no?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:46 No.5784944
    Okay, well as soon as we're done with the war, we need to do that.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:47 No.5784952
    Fine. We make a few cruise missiles, but hold them in reserve. Only use them if we're actually losing and need something to turn the war around.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:49 No.5784959
    Or if we just want to flush them out of their own base with a breach and a wall of napalm.
    I hear that causes lots of surrenderin'. :)
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:50 No.5784969
    That sounds like a plan.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:50 No.5784971
    >We really like fire, don't we? Like... really, really like fire. We use fire on everything.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:51 No.5784985
    Fire is effective in all situations.

    We don't need to get shit from the trees if we buy our supplies.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:51 No.5784992
    Day 30:

    2033.8 tons
    21,676 fuel

    +585 tons/day
    -537 fuel/day

    You build 32 artillery drones and 29 assault drones. Due to the fact you have now built roads to the frontline, they arrive immediately and all of your artillery drones are shot down.

    Your frontline forces:
    90 Artillery Drones
    60 Assault Drones
    2 Cruise Missiles (Explosive)
    2 Cruise Missiles (Napalm)

    TradeStar arrive.
    They take their 2500 tithe, give you a month's supply for one hundred men and 20,000 fuel. Total cost: 4,600.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:52 No.5785000
    >all of your artillery drones are shot down.
    OH GOD

    ...typo, right, right...
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:52 No.5785003
    Basically if we can scare them by burning their base with our fist from the heavens, it can be like

    "Surrender and stay alive. We'll even release you to the nearest GTFOmobile so you can get off this planet! ... or don't, but then fire! :D"
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:52 No.5785005
    They're shot down or shut down?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:53 No.5785012
    Produce more missiles.
    Just in case.

    All explosive, this time.

    I have a bad feeling that our love for fire will be turned against us.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:53 No.5785015
    If they're as imperialistic as they sound, letting some escape the planet could be a hinderance to use in the future.

    "Oh, what's that? Up in the sky... OH MY GO- . . ."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:53 No.5785016
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:53 No.5785018
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:54 No.5785019
    We're selling them into slavery. That's not exactly freedom.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:54 No.5785021
    >I have a bad feeling that our love for fire will be turned against us.


    Hey, we have some spare heavy construction drones, right? Could they maybe build us a reinforced underground bunker under our base, sufficient to, oh, survive a few thermobaric cruise missiles?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:55 No.5785032
    We'll sell 'em to AlphaRange, who then do god knows what with 'em, probably sell 'em to their main corp. We're good for at least 6 months.

    also wtf on a samuel L. jackson, we got shot down by some cloaked asshole?

    That's it, Clustermissile their mainbase.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:56 No.5785034
    So, what action do you guys want to take now? Want to continue to produce manpower and resources?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:57 No.5785046
    I meant shut down.

    Be quiet, I am a Eurofag, I should be asleep by now.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:58 No.5785058
    First, verify whether our Artillery drones have been Terminated/Destroyed by an unseen force, or whether you just turned them to Low power mode.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)01:58 No.5785066
    Plan of attack?

    Barrage the Prawn HQ with various artillery. In the chaos, hit it with cruise missiles. The plan being the artillery acts as a shield to the cruise missiles.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)01:59 No.5785073
    They are SHUT DOWN.
    They're just deactivated.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:00 No.5785085
    Inquire of Centauri Synthetics as to their preferred timetable for the assault.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:01 No.5785093
    We've got to rely on our massive first strike capabilities.

    Blow them away with our artillery and missiles.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:01 No.5785097
    cranky eurofag is cranky.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:03 No.5785109
    Well, wait for Haulers with our mainforce
    Artillery Barrage their base
    Hit it with the 4 Missiles to breach and flood it if it looks like the battle's not going our way.

    Uni-Peace are being assholes, though.
    Leave 30 or so HCDs behind patrolling our southern border, with specifications:

    20 with Laser / Laser / Short-range flamer
    10 with Napalm Artillery / Napalm Artillery / Short-range flamer
    Have them start burning away forest using their lasers, if they have no enemies to engage, so that the enemy can't use cover against us.
    Manufacture 10 Napalm cruise missiles to go with them - the threat of fire from the heavens is enough to scare anyone shitless, and give us time to regroup.

    With spare production capacity, produce enough Samplers to replace the ones destroyed, and then start making the usual 10Harvest/10Haul/3Lightcombat/2Lightconst template for mining heavy minerals.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:03 No.5785123
    "Have everything ready by tomorrow. We'll be taking down the final obstacle before their main base."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:04 No.5785128
    We do not attack Uni-Peace until the prawns are taken care of.

    We don't need two fronts.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:05 No.5785137
    Might as well double our current Heavy Construction Drone force to 20 while we're at it, more HCDs are never a bad thing.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:05 No.5785140
    If we build them, don't activate them until they're needed.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:05 No.5785141
    So, I take it you're producing one last batch of missles, one last batch of 30 artillary drones and 30 assault drones?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:06 No.5785149

    What would you like to construct on the last day before the storm, then?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:06 No.5785152
    Sure, once they're ready we go with this attack plan.

    And then the centauri forces and our own go in to wipe things up.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:07 No.5785162
    Can we get an updated map soon?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:08 No.5785167
    Well, we're ready.
    You said it took 6 hours to make 1 cruise missile, right?
    We have 6 facilities for a max of 24 cruise missiles.
    Make 8 Explosive, and 8 Napalm cruise missiles. We can deploy these quickly if the situation turns sour.
    Increase our Heavy Construction Vehicle numbers to 20; that should be enough to get industry production up and running.

    We have enough Artillery drones, enough Laser drones covering them, and we have missiles to deploy quickly if needed.

    I'd say we're good.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:09 No.5785183


    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:09 No.5785184
    You could probably build more 'bot producing plants, but keep the 'bot plants deactivated.
    With HUGE BOT PRODUCTION we can start working all the mines we have in under 15 days, and make Tradestar be all :D
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:10 No.5785191
    I'll make that 6 napalm, 6 explosive and 11 heavy constructors so you have a total of 20 constuctors.

    Does everyone agree with this?
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)02:10 No.5785197
    I recommend a new Facilities batch of Harvesters and Haulers for an untapped Gas Node.

    I recommend that Idle Heavy Construction Drones build a Forward Defensive Wall near our Battle staging area. We need to hit this "Obstacle before their main base" As Well As Their Main Base. In the likely event of our artillery being targeted, I'd like them to have a defensive perimeter. Make it double high, so that JumpJetting is less of an issue. Our shells still fly ballistic, so vertical access is good. Just keep them in a bunker zone.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)02:11 No.5785205
    Yeah I like that plan too
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:11 No.5785206
    Agree, not really, but I don't object strongly enough to propose an alternate plan.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:12 No.5785209
    Takes 2 hours to produce a HCV or HWD
    Takes 6 hours to produce a Cruise Missile
    Total of 144 facility-hours available
    Let's make 16 missiles (1 of each type),
    12 Heavy Construction vehicles (bring total to 20),
    6 Assault Bots, and 6 Artillery bots.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:13 No.5785224
    Centauri is taking that out, and we have more than enough forces there already to lend in if it's needed.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:13 No.5785225
    6 napalm
    6 explosive
    11 constructors
    50 Constructor-hours remain
    Make 10 Heavy Haulers
    Make 10 Heavy Harvesters
    Make 2 Light Constructors
    Make 3 Light Combat drones
    Spend the rest of the hours on Samplers.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:14 No.5785228
    Yeah, I agree. Heaven or Hell, let's rock!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:15 No.5785233
    Psychological warfare.

    This is the far future.

    I bet we humans have some rock and roll music that these prawns wouldn't like.

    We blast that shit on loud speakers.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:17 No.5785244
    Typing up the first of the second month...

    Judgement Day.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:20 No.5785269
    We have rocked the shit out of this planet in only a month.

    AlphaStar is our biggest threat.

    And those hippies to the south.

    Lemmington is suspiciously quiet. I bet they'll nerve gas us all.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:21 No.5785285

    2553.8 tons
    20,176 fuel

    +585 tons/day
    -335 fuel/day

    Everything except for your combat drones and your resource node drones are deactivated.

    90 Artillery Drones
    60 Assault Drones
    8 Cruise Missiles (Explosive)
    8 Cruise Missiles (Napalm)

    You have an incoming message from Centauri Synthetics.
    It's Comrade 70:
    "Something's wrong. I sent a scout forward - there's nothing. Just miles of countryside. I think they've all retreated to the main base. There's nothing but abandoned facilities out here.
    "Are you sure you're ready for this?"
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:24 No.5785305

    You send your forces at the head. Their maneuverability is the best thing we have for the front. We'll march at a steady pace until we're within range of the artillery and missiles. We don't want to get in close range, we don't know what they have. We'll bombard them, and if they come running as a force, we'll deal with it with our combined forces. Range is our game for this assault."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:25 No.5785312
    >"Are you sure you're ready for this?"
    "It hardly matters if we're not. Luck to you; let's go."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:26 No.5785322
    Spread the fuck out they've planted a bomb!
    When appropriately spread the fuck out, march towards mainbase, ensuring Cruise missles are at the ready.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:27 No.5785335

    They could have planted mines.

    Send some expeditionary scouts at the lead to "test the waters" as it were.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:27 No.5785336
    They haven't got a bomb, they're cloaked! They've turned invisible! They're gonna ambush us!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:28 No.5785345
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:29 No.5785346
    I posit instead that they're having a merry drinking contest in their base, and that nothing sinister is afoot.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:29 No.5785350
    I was thinking that they're concealed in underground bunkers, planning to spring out and flank us at an awkward moment.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:29 No.5785352
    A merry drinking contest in which the participants IMBIBE CLOAKS and PISS LANDMINES.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:30 No.5785362

    Gentlemen, we're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:33 No.5785388

    Is it possible that Uni-Peace is us from the future?
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)02:34 No.5785394
    No, we are corporate greedholes.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:34 No.5785398
    You roll towards the nearby hills that should overlook the base, which is approximately five miles away, with the all of the synthsquids except for one guading you (along with the Astronautilus - Comrade 70's personal synth). One is a mile ahead, and is almost over the hills. You see through its eyes and when it finally observes the base you see...

    A handful of minor facilities, a landing pad and an air control tower. Even yours look more impressive than that. However, there are thousands - literally, thousands - of civilians going underground through various dens and tunnels, being guarded by the remains of their military.

    "Damn it. They're trying to force us to fight in their conditions. We've got to kill as many as possible before they all get down there."

    Disappointing - but oh well. That's how things work.

    90 Artillery Drones
    60 Assault Drones

    Centauri Synthetics:
    250 Synthsquis
    1 Astronautilus

    2500 Civilians
    400 Shockwave Infantry
    150 Lightning Infantry
    50 Powered Armour Units

    What are your tactics?

    DID YOU KNOW: I am a dick.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)02:34 No.5785401
    They might be our pleasant survivors after our faction civil wars into two pieces, though
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:37 No.5785422

    You ask for tactics?



    Launch wave upon wave of napalm artillery and missiles. Cut off their escape. Then soften them up with the HE.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:38 No.5785427
    Our tactics are the same as they always are: Overwhelming napalm barrage to cut off retreat (in this case, the tunnel entrances), followed by bombardment of the strongest present enemy to the point of pulverization.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)02:38 No.5785428
    They can Tunnel! It will be hard to crack underground structures without Blasting ALL of our ordinance. . . I wonder if we can siege them, until they run out of supplies, Or commandeer their spacepad, and take out their supply freighter. I really don't want to fight in their tunnels.

    Especially since they likely lead outside (behind us)
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:38 No.5785431
    No, save them.
    This can't be it.
    We must save the missiles for later.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:39 No.5785442
    don't use missiles yet
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:40 No.5785445
    Oh, and before we begin firing, inform them that we offer them the chance to surrender and yield up all their assets to us, in exchange for their lives. When they refuse, THEN initiate bombardment.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:40 No.5785446
    We have more than a few missiles.

    Use some of them now to soften our enemy as much as possible. We aren't using all of them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:40 No.5785456
    Our forces and Centauri should keep some units on alert for ambushes.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:42 No.5785467
    Well, okay - we can use our napalm on these guys. They're all weak to it.
    Let's barrage 'em too.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:43 No.5785469
    >'remains' of military
    we've only -seen- 48 power armor and about 200 of of each type of infantry.
    These are the REMAINS?

    Anyway, they have 50 powered infantry. Our tactic is as follows:
    Artillerise as many of the powered infantry with napalm as possible.
    Repeat again, with Explosive shells and Napalm cruise missile.

    We're gonna need to terminate that Power armor.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:43 No.5785473
    How many napalm missiles are you guys launching then?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:45 No.5785480
    Launch up to two, targeting them at the largest and most trafficked tunnel entrances.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:45 No.5785484
    Three napalm cruisers. Try to get maximum area of effect.

    Pepper the entire area with a mix of napalm and HE artillery shells.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:45 No.5785485
    Two explosive, Two napalm. After the Artillery barrage starts, of course. Gotta make sure their Grav-o-whatsits are occupied.
    Try to hit the centre of the facility with 1 explosive, 1 napalm. Then, with the other 2, target whatever concentration of power armor is greatest.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:46 No.5785490
    No! Use them against the military - we can use shells for entrances.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:46 No.5785493
    Yes, PLASMA,

    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:47 No.5785496
    The centre of the facility is a small little air control tower.

    Are you sure?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:48 No.5785499
    2 Napalm at the busiest tunnel entrances (while armor is distracted).
    2 Explosives at the largest concentration of Power armor (while armor is distracted).

    Distract armor with artillery shells.

    As soon as the Power armor eats 2 Cruise missiles, Bring 1/2 the lasers and 1/2 the Synths up to start takin' em down.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:49 No.5785507
    What? They don't have jack shit?

    Ah whatever, Napalm the Busy tunnels, Explode the Power armor, hopefully the two overlap.

    The Synths should be more than capable of taking care of the Prawns in the tunnel.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:49 No.5785509
    Got it.

    Posting now.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:49 No.5785513

    First priority is military targets.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:50 No.5785521
    Why are you taking this one guy's orders?

    There's a general consensus that we should attack from range with a high concentration of napalm.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:52 No.5785525
    we're doing that.
    Attacking with artillery
    High concentration of napalm
    Blow shit up.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:52 No.5785533
    Yeah, but we've seen that the napalm/fire/heat is very effective at cooking the prawns. We should be using that in favor of the HE against the military forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:53 No.5785542
    Yeah, but what if they retreat into tunnels? That could be disasteriffic! D=
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)02:54 No.5785543
    You evenly spread your napalm over the powered armour and several suits already are starting to collapse from heat, their occupants cooked alive. Distracted by coping with the heat and escaping it, neither of the largest concentrations notice the cruise missiles raining from the heavens. Both of the squads are immediately wipe fom the face of the earth in a massive explosion, while the two largest entrances are suddenly blocked off by a tidal wave of liquid fire. The synths descend upon the infantry, the synthsquids shocking them to death while the Astronautilus tears them limb from limb, almost a hundred tentacles tearing the prawns apart. Yet, these are the only words you hear from him:
    "Something's not right - why aren't the military try to hide in the tunnels?"

    90 Artillery Drones
    60 Assault Drones

    Centauri Synthetics:
    229 Synthsquis
    1 Astronautilus

    1758 Civilians
    338 Shockwave Infantry
    126 Lightning Infantry
    4 Powered Armour Units
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)02:55 No.5785556
    See, and now our forces are tangled up with the enemy and we can't safely fire upon them with our missiles.

    Who was the fucking genius who thought this was an effective strategy?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:00 No.5785588
    Have the Synths take out those 4 Power Armors then pull the hell back.
    Snipe with lasers if this is possible without risking our drones being hit by artillery.
    Napalm up the remaining surviving prawns.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:00 No.5785592
    Answer me, you fucking retard
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:01 No.5785601
    Good fucking plan.

    You know what would have been more effective?

    If we hadn't sent those units up there in the first place and had simply continued the barrage.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:01 No.5785602
    Calm down.
    Any other ideas?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:01 No.5785606
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    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:02 No.5785615
    Spare the civilians!
    We can trade them for juicy, juicy tech!

    Also, would it be possible to get a complete list of current facilities (bots, mines, roads, etc)?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:02 No.5785617
    Well, once the Power armor's dead, they can't do squat against anything we fire, can they?
    Maybe it's best to focus on the remaining power armors using whatever methods or tactics work best, then try to kill them off from range to minimise losses.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:03 No.5785625
    "Perhaps you should pull your forces back and scan the surrounding area in case of a trap. We can continue our barrage with no difficulty."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:04 No.5785627
    Is there another possible plan?
    Really, I don't see any other plan being useful besides "Stop power armor, cook prawns from range".
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:04 No.5785628
    Fuck it.

    Fire more missiles.

    Fire waves of artillery.

    Flatten and burn.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:05 No.5785631
    Okay then.

    Posting due to ideas.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:05 No.5785637
    I already said to look out for ambushes.

    Back here,
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:06 No.5785645
    I too am concerned at this development.

    I am OVERJOYED that we removed their power armor so quickly. Which also makes me suspicious. I think that with a tunneling enemy, the ground may be rigged to collapse, bringing our artillery UNDERGROUND. Sadly, I have no idea on how to scan the ground. I don't think we have sensor tech that can do this yet.

    I say continue napalm on the surface Kil'thweq. Ignore the underground ones until We and Centauri coordinate.

    Comrade 70 "We anticipate an underground battle may be neccessary. Are your troops prepared for this?"

    We may need to outfit more Flamethrower bots(Close quarter fighting)
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:08 No.5785655
    If the ground was going to collapse then the weight of bots would've done that by now. Nonetheless, spread out. You're damn right an ambush is likely, but if they're confined underground then Centauri will just encircle them, bleed their resources out, and wait for them to die.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:09 No.5785665
    One of the subcontractors screams for withdrawal, and immediately, the assault drones stop their descent down their hill towards the base and begin to return. The artillery continues to rain down on the powered armour, cooking the last four prawns in their metal suits. Even the synthetics are withdrawing - something is spooking Comrade 70.
    "Something's wrong. Something's wrong! Retreat! Withdraw!"
    The infantry begin to try and charge up the hill, as far away from the base as quick as possible.
    Although you can't feel it, you can see the cameras beginning to vibrate violently.
    The earth is trembling. Something is moving.

    90 Artillery Drones
    60 Assault Drones

    Centauri Synthetics:
    195 Synthsquis
    1 Astronautilus

    942 Civilians
    267 Shockwave Infantry
    98 Lightning Infantry
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:10 No.5785671
    They may have underground supply deposits.
    We don't know what they eat/survive off of. They could eat rocks for all we know. Additional data is required.

    I suspect that the Majority of their base is underground. Up here is just a spacepad, some storage facilities, and some habitat. They need more construction facilities, and power plants. They need LOTS of habitats, since they have a large population. This is the tip of the Iceberg. Good thing we brought fire. . .
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:11 No.5785680
    Oh i fucking knew this shit would happen.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:12 No.5785688
    Have ALL forces retreat back some. Far enough that we can bombard with range at even the furthest out area that is shaking.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:13 No.5785694
    Ironic twist. I hope it's not the FATHER of the Sons of the Father. You know, in alliance with the Kil'thweq. . .

    Single Giant bug? Giant Hive of bug monsters?

    I suggest we roll our artillery backwards up the hill. High ground may be best for maximizing visibility.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:13 No.5785696
    Commence maximum GTFO-ing. So what if the Prawns flee? We've cut their civilian numbers in half and they have no more power armor left, so they know they're screwed. However, centauri and they are all fucking FLEEING.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:14 No.5785709
    If it's the father of the sons of the father, then I suggest we stick a cruise missile full of napalm up its ass and an explosive missile in its throat, then bombard it until it stops moving.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:14 No.5785711
    The ground is fucking moving under us. They have more forces underground.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:15 No.5785715

    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:16 No.5785718
    Continue GTFOing, at least we've killed 50 power armors and that's a decent amount!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:16 No.5785727
    Move back and prepare to fire on everything we see
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:19 No.5785745
    New thread soon?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:19 No.5785752
    Not before we see what we're Gettin' TF away from!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:23 No.5785782
    About 15 minutes since OP posted.

    Still here?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:23 No.5785786
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    The entire peninsula that the base is bult upon, beyond the hill that you are currently on - rises.
    It rises, and rises, and rises. Dirt falls off to reveal cold, hard metal Miles of it.
    A gigantic, circular disc with thousands of tons of hardware and machinery attached.
    You recieve a message from Kil'thweq:
    "We would rather die at the hands of our own people than die at the hands of the likes of you - but before we shall leave, we shall crush your pathetic forces!"
    The dirt falls off, and you can see the ship in all of its mighty glory - horizon-dominating and unstoppable. A stream of pure heat lances out of a turret, splashing over your retreating forces and inflicting casualties, while the synths re-engage the infantry, unable to flee.

    78 Artillery Drones
    53 Assault Drones

    Centauri Synthetics:
    171 Synthsquids
    1 Astronautilus

    212 Shockwave Infantry
    69 Lightning Infantry

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:24 No.5785798
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:26 No.5785814

    Hit it with everything we have?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:26 No.5785815
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    Fire everything.



    Aim for any kind of engine or thruster looking piece of shit.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:27 No.5785822
    Since there's no way in hell that we'll be able to get away from it, the obvious choice it to keep shooting it until we are no longer able to do so.

    Aim for any obvious guns or engines.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:27 No.5785826

    Are we on the ship?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:28 No.5785832
    Forget about the guns.


    If we get the engines it dead drops and crashes, explodes.

    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:28 No.5785835
    I know we're all thinking FIRE ALL GUNS but really, napalm warheads would be useless. We need to crack open the hull first.

    Don't launch napalm until the hull's cracked.

    Let's try two explosive missiles on one area of the hull, one following the other.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:28 No.5785837
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    "Bring in everyone."


    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:29 No.5785841
    No, you're on a hill approximately a quarter of a mile from the edge of the crater is used to lie in.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:29 No.5785843
    Let's go ahead and try that, but in the meantime, AIM FOR THE FUCKING ENGINES
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:30 No.5785852
    Hit em with the cruise missiles!
    HE, then naplam in the holes.
    Target weapon or engines?
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:30 No.5785855
    >A gigantic, circular disc with thousands of tons of hardware and machinery attached.

    If we survive this. I think we've made a MASSIVE Dent in our 300,000 to TradeStar Thousands of Tons. . .
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:31 No.5785857
    Two missiles for a single thruster to observe reaction, then?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:31 No.5785858
    Well bugger. If our forces aren't on that thing, then scatter the hell away.
    If our forces ARE on that thing, then scatter forward and fight!
    Do you think a Cruise missile would do any damage to something that large? Hm. Better just scatter.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:31 No.5785865
    I like the way you think.

    Blast it! Bring it down!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:33 No.5785872
    Since it's in the air, and artillery are capable of high-arc ballistic firing patterns, we should be able to mass artillery fire at it. It's huge, after all. Not like they can miss. The missiles are great, too, but hardly the main source of damage.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:33 No.5785873




    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:34 No.5785885
    The artillery fire might have a large spread.
    But, it's a viable tactic. High explosive shells?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:34 No.5785888
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    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:34 No.5785890
    "Comrade 70! Your squids attack through Electrical Discharge! Swarm that base, Fry as much circuitry as possible, We will avoid hitting your forces as we coordinate!" We designate areas for missiles and shells, and other areas for Squid-electrics!

    Ignore all remaining ground forces. Hopefully the squid can fry circuits as much as brainstems
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:36 No.5785902
    >thousands of tons

    Psh, 8,000 tons of something as dense as water is only 25m * 25m * 25m.
    If this thing is 1km * 1km * 100m, then it contains 100 Billion Tons of metals.

    Rocket its engine, see if there's any effect.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:36 No.5785909
    Yes, HE shells preferred for this.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:37 No.5785911
    Sure, why not? At least -try- to hit the thing's engines / thrusters / keep-in-the-air-ers
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:39 No.5785926
    Further Caution. If we take that down. AND IT EXPLODES. We lose our whole military. (Or most of it) I'm sure we're prepared for that, and accept this, as we can make more. But, you know, be aware.

    Humorous fluff : Somewhere, on an actually Important Planet. . . . Kil'thweq command gets a memo. . . Sues TradeStar. . . They settle out of court, and go out drinking together. . .
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:40 No.5785932
    I fire 1 Napalm cruise missile on whatever groundforces are still showing, that's what I do. Any casualty's a good casualty.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:41 No.5785940
    Get the artillery to target a single point, soften it up, then send cruise missiles into it, alternating between HE and incendiary.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:42 No.5785952
    That thing's so huge that unless we hit vital systems we might as well not even fire at it.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:44 No.5785961
    Call up AlphaRange.
    Tell 'em the Kil'thweq have started exterminating life on this planet with some type of ship, give 'em co-ords, give 'em video feed if possible
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)03:44 No.5785965
    "Roger that. Synths, up and at them. I will help your assault drones hold off the ground forces." The synthsquids fly into the heavens, towards the ship. Several of them are disintegrated by the heat ray turrets but that doesn't stop them. They latch on to it and begin to dance over its surface, tearing apart its electrical system with destructive pulses.
    Meanwhile, all of your artillery weapons are aimed for the area of a singl thruster. A massive salvo is unleashed, dozens of high explosive shells rocketing towards the thruster - followed by a cruise missile, and then another cruise missile. Yet... no. It's definitely damaged and several massive pieces of metal are falling off of it - the thruster stops and starts, clearly disturbed by the attack. But it's not destroying, not yet, even if it is damaged.
    Your assault drones engage the ground forces, holding them back while your artillery do the hard work, cooking prawns with lasers and flames.

    78 Artillery Drones
    39 Assault Drones

    Centauri Synthetics:
    137 Synthsquids
    1 Astronautilus

    174 Shockwave Infantry
    43 Lightning Infantry
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:45 No.5785970
    The way I see it the artillery makes a hole on the surface, and the missiles make bigger holes inside.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:46 No.5785975

    I veto this. Either we have enough firepower to take it down. Or we don't and it will get away into orbit before help can arrive.

    Granted I don't know squat about this base's propulsion, but I think the Shuttle goes from pad to orbit in about 8 minutes. . . (Maybe?)
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:47 No.5785992
    Call AlphaRange
    Tell 'em Kil'thweq just started exterminating life on planet
    Give live video feed

    Also, keep hitting that Thruster! If we make it fail, the ship mightn't be able to stay stable in the air.
    Dump the remaining 4 Cruise missiles into it, that should break the Thruster apart!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:48 No.5785996
    Fire a napalm missile into the thruster hole that was formed.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:48 No.5786001
    I veto your veto! We're hitting it with Cruise missiles and you know AlphaRange has that stuff. They might even have Cruise NUKES.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:49 No.5786006
    Keep firing on that thruster. Focus HE artillery fire until it's destroyed or we're out of ammo.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:49 No.5786010
    No, don't hit this thruster with the cruisers. Hit the other thrusters.

    Hit the damaged one with a napalm missile. Burn it from the inside out.

    If they use some kind of PROPULSION FUEL, then the napalm might ignite it and cause an explosion.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:49 No.5786011
    Hit it again!
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:50 No.5786022
    If even 1 thruster bites it, the craft won't be steady, I don't think. Nonetheless, good idea Napalming the inside of the thruster; if it can burn, making it burn too fast is always a good thing. :)
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:50 No.5786025
    Don't expend all our remaining cruise missiles. How are we supposed to take out the next thruster if they're all gone?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:52 No.5786034
    Well, how are we going to take out this one?
    If we take out even 1, the craft will have trouble staying stable.
    Get AlphaRange video feed of this, at least. Fuckin' prawns.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:52 No.5786036
    The thruster is damaged. Hit it with napalm. The extreme heat should do some damage.

    Hit the others with HE.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:54 No.5786048
    Are we still pumping cruise missiles?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:54 No.5786052
    Building them?

    Even if we are, they won't get completed and here in time.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:54 No.5786054
    >Cruise NUKES

    Those remove our army from play.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:55 No.5786058
    Here's hoping AlphaRange has some interest in blowing this shit up, 'cause we can't do it with what we've got.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:57 No.5786072
    You lack such confidence.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:57 No.5786075
    The army's screwed anyway.
    Option 1: Can't kill ship
    -ship kills army
    Option 2: Can kill ship
    -ship falls on army

    A cruise only has a radius of about 10km or less anyway, and thus the fallout will reach our troops, and the blastwave will push them, but not kill them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:57 No.5786078
    EMP from the nuke will kill bots dead
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)03:58 No.5786081
    Thread R autosage.
    Wrap this shit up and go the fuck home, people.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)03:59 No.5786087
    Collorary: If AlphaRange has nukes. Then they've already won. Copter's get to each factions space in one turn. Copter nukes. All enemy factions lose HQ.

    I posit, that they have NOT the nukes, else, they would have used them by now.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:00 No.5786090
    Well what if they're not TRYING to wipe our asses out?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)04:00 No.5786092
    Another missile soars through the air, smashing into the thruster - this time, it suddenly bursts into flames, the leaking fuel exploding violently. The thruster comes flying off in fragments with a gigantic gash turn in the hull. Meanwhile, artillery fire focuses on another thruster, two more cruise missiles flying into to heavily damage it. Combined with the damage caused with the explosion, this thruster falls off, tearing off thousands of tons of the hull with it and crashing into the crater from whence it came. Only one thruster remains on that side - and it's obvious that if the ship takes any more damage, it will fall from the heavens.
    However, Comrade 70 requires aid. Although many of the damned aliens are being dispatched, there are just too damn many. "I can't hold them off - I need napalm support and quickly!" It's obvious the Astronautilus' shell is taking loads of damage - and it won't hold for much longer. Barely any assault drones are left either.

    78 Artillery Drones
    19 Assault Drones

    Centauri Synthetics:
    104 Synthsquids
    1 Astronautilus

    138 Shockwave Infantry
    21 Lightning Infantry
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:04 No.5786114
    You've probably done sufficient damage to the ship for now to divert some of your artillery.
    Use a few naplam's
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:04 No.5786115
    1* Napalm Cruise missile and 38 * Napalm Artillery shells comin' right up, good sir!

    that'll be enough to fry at least 80 of the 160 prawns.

    For the other 40 artillery, just send whatever cruise HEs and Artillery HEs we have left. Hit it with another 2 Napalm Cruises and it should fall.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:04 No.5786118

    The soldiers on the ship will die when it crashes.

    Focusing on them now is a waste.

    Tell 70 to withdraw.

    Focus HE on the last thruster.

    Fire some napalm artillery into the breaches of the hull.

    Save the napalm missiles.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)04:05 No.5786120
    I feel that the progress on the Mothership is moving along nicely.

    Let's spare 20 Artilleries to pepper Napalm into the Infantry crowds *Unless the mothership is blocking their ballistic Trajectories* Then use Direct LOS fire.

    Use lasers to take down infantry near the AstroNautilius. that should minimize friendly fire (napalm, lol) to his ship.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:07 No.5786132
    The soldiers aren't on the ship, they were away from the ship's liftoff ground and are engaging our ground forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:09 No.5786139

    Then spend a portion of the artillery on napalming them. Make sure to tell 70 to get clear.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:12 No.5786152
    Plasma should be asleep already. I wonder if we'll even get the "Holy shit everything died" update.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)04:13 No.5786161

    I should be asleep already. And I've neglected five days worth of homework. . .
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:14 No.5786164
    It's only been 15 minutes since his last post.

    He wouldn't go to sleep with this kind of a cliffhanger.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:18 No.5786194
    He would
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:21 No.5786210
    dum de bum bump
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)04:22 No.5786218
    Autosage bro
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)04:22 No.5786220
    New thread:

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