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    1.82 MB ZEONQUEST Pt2 I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)12:53 No.6172431  
    I'd say sorry for the delay, but somehow I doubt anybody actually noticed.

    For newcomers, the first thread is here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/6126535/


    You had just landed sans parachute in the Mexican town of Salina Cruz as part of MASTODON BATTALION.

    You are Corporal David Lister, Zaku IIJ pilot from the 1st Company of MASTODON BATTALION as part of Operation Elephant, Zeon's decoy operation to draw American forces away from New York and California.

    Hence why this Orbital Drop was apparently done at 0% Minovsky Particle Density.

    You are currently in the Suburbs of Salina Cruz, you are in Radio contact with your CO, Sergeant Wolfgang Strauss.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)12:56 No.6172465
    I post on /b/ because the whole situation is pritty randum.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)12:58 No.6172503
    Try to ascertain Strauss's location via radio, and meet up with the rest of the squad. Try not to step on any houses along the way.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)13:08 No.6172631
    What type of sensors do we have available to scan with since minovsky density is so low? magnetic detectors/infrared/radar?

    Keep in formation with eyes peeled, scanning sensors if possible.
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    >Try to ascertain Strauss's location via radio, and meet up with the rest of the squad. Try not to step on any houses along the way.

    Since there's currently no Minovsky Particles flying about, his signal is pretty easy to find. You proceed to make your way to his location.

    You arrive at the park area where Straus and your Wingman Zolomon Ringo are waiting.

    "Well, the damage to your suit doesn't look to bad. I've just got our orders over the radio. Were to head to the HLV dropzone and secure it, dealing with any hostiles we find on the way. Once we get there we can rearm and repair."

    NOTE: Your suit took a hit on its shield whilst landing. The Shield is non-functional, but the rest of the unit is otherwise intact.

    Strauss takes point with you in the rear; Zolomon is in the middle because he has the Bazooka, and the lowest ammo.

    "Keep your eyes peeled for Man-portable AT weapons, don't get taken by surprise!"

    fixed for MASSIVE typos.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)13:13 No.6172696
    >Man-portable AT weapons

    Shouldn't be a problem, it's the anti-MS teams we need to worry about. How far is our objective from where we are?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)13:16 No.6172733
    I suggest waiting until nightfall to move out, and procuring civilian trucks if available to move our mobile suits under the cover of darkness.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)13:17 No.6172744
    >What type of sensors do we have available to scan with since minovsky density is so low? magnetic detectors/infrared/radar?

    Your MS-06J Is equipped with Infra-red sensors as well as radar.

    Things like Magnetic sensors and ground sonar are the domain of dedicated support units.

    >Keep in formation with eyes peeled, scanning sensors if possible.

    Radar shows nothing in your sensors radius, Looks like if there are any military airfields in the town, they haven't scrambled yet. That said, your radar only stretches out 3.6 km.

    You switch to Infra-Red, but you've arrived in mid-afternoon, and everythings radiating heat, making it difficult to spot people.

    It'll be easier to spot them with the Mark 1 Eyeball.

    AFK got to go have dinner.

    When I get back, who would like a quick course in Minovsky Particles and You?
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)14:01 No.6173230
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    ... I'll take that as a no.

    Long story short: Minovsky Particles = Magic Radar and Radio retarding particle. Also useful in making small nuclear fusion engines.

    Your squad is moving along a careful pace, towards the HLV dropzone which is just outside of town.
    Your Zaku moves heavily along the ground, the cockpit is designed to deal with the constant motion of the Mobile Suit, but after the drop and then the landing, you still feel a little quesy.
    Hopefully it'll be like Zero-G Sickness and pass after a couple of days, or that sensation that the room isn't spinning fast enough is going to get old very fast.

    After about 30 minutes of travel, the Suburbs give way to hills. You reach a crossroads when Strauss gives the hand signal to stop from his Zaku.
    He points down the road on the left. About half a kilometer away you can see a large plume of dust.

    Incoming Federation Armour.

    Your orders?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:09 No.6173307

    Stop, prep MG and hide behind a hill, wait for the tanks to roll past and hit the flanks in an ambush. Use heat hawk if necessary.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:20 No.6173433
    What is their formation? Are they moving in column towards us?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:23 No.6173473
    If they are moving in a column towards us, and try to disable the head and rear tank and then go nuts on the rest.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)14:28 No.6173536
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    >Stop, prep MG and hide behind a hill, wait for the tanks to roll past and hit the flanks in an ambush. Use heat hawk if necessary.

    The rest of your squad follows suit and rests their mobile suits just below the crest of the hill and wait for the tanks to get close.

    Just as they get close, Sergeant Strauss gives the order to attack.
    He leaps up on his thrusters rising up a good 40 meters right in front of the tanks, with thermonuclear jets flaring and smoke everywhere, getting their attention.
    The tanks try to elevate their barrels, but he's already to high. He fires a long burst from his rifle at the apex of his jump.

    You take advantage of the tanks distraction to catch them in a crossfire with your own MG, and Zolomon throws a Cracker Grenade at them for good measure.

    The combined crossfire and the cracker grenade take out all five tanks in the space of a few seconds, and leaves this road upassable for ground vehicles until the Tank's burning husks are moved out of the way.

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    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:42 No.6173734

    Check how much ammo is left in your MG, proceed to group up nearby the Sergeant and await further orders.
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    Brofist the other Zakus and maintain radio silence.

    Do a ammo count and head towards the HLV LZ.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)14:44 No.6173754
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    Note: I'm not giving you kills for those AA emplacements you were shooting at earlier because those were unconfirmed kills.

    After dealing with the tanks Strauss orders you to double time it to HLV's. The terrain, whilst hilly afford little else in the way of cover and the Feds haven't had time to lay down mines yet.

    Your Zaku breaks out into a run, the other two have to use their jet's to keep pace, you however stride confidantly across the hilly terrain that your MS-06J Zaku II was designed for.

    You crest the hill after ten minutes, revealing the valley where the 12 HLV's used for Operation Elephant landed.
    They're already unloading, mostly in Trucks, Heavy Trucks and other light vehicles. The trucks are being loaded with spare ammo, weapons, parts and crew.

    Also, it looks like the AA Company has been unloaded and has set itself up in defensive positions.
    You notice a custom Super Heavy Vehicle Lifter is currently unpacking something, but it looks like their hydraulics got damaged whilst landing, and the main door isn't opening.

    The Magella AA begin to move, something seems to have got their attention. A quick check of your Radar reveals why, 12 slow moving air targets advancing on your position.

    Without Minovsky Particles your ground units will be sitting ducks against Federation Guided Missiles. Heaven help you if they take an HLV which has still got fuel out.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:44 No.6173758
    Went to class, came back and we've killed two tanks.
    I propose that we continue on towards the HLV drop site.
    Should we delete our erroneous comments ala ruby threads?

    BTW for anyone who wants some lengthy OYW character-driven fiction there's a pretty good story called 'The Forgotten Fleet'
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:46 No.6173781
    Can't we radiate minovsky particles with our own reactor? Or do we need something larger to do that?

    Get the squad into position to fight the Feddie aircraft!
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:49 No.6173814

    Reload Machine gun if the remaining ammo is low, radio to see if anyone can identify what the targets are. If hostile, set up to engage, if friendly, proceed to assist.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:50 No.6173836
    Find out if the heavy lifter is unpacking something that would flood the area with minovsky particles. If so see if you can help unpack it and set it up. If not, grab some guided munitions and a bazooka and see if you can force some of the aircraft off of the path of the HLV drop site.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:50 No.6173837
    Do a quick spot check for minovsky particle canisters. If no, get into a firing position and aim MG up, reload if necessary. Get Zolomon on a good firing position with that bazooka.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)14:52 No.6173863

    You don't have to. I'd feel kinda proud if we managed to have a thread where we hit the autosage limit.
    I'm editing mine occaisionaly, but that's just because I keep forgetting to proofread my posts before pressing Submit.

    >Can't we radiate minovsky particles with our own reactor? Or do we need something larger to do that?

    Technically YES you *do* have a minovsky particle emitter onboard. Except it's currently being used to create a bottle to contain a nuclear fusion reaction about two metres behind your head.

    I wouldn't recommend it.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:56 No.6173908
    Is there any time to blow up a zaku-sized reactor from the HLV's MS spare parts stores to get the minovsky density we need? How big would the explosion/war crime be? Fallout?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:57 No.6173921
    We still do it, for the sake of ZEON.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)14:57 No.6173929
    Wouldn't we be blinding our own AA using minovsky particles?

    Best to grab as many guns as we can and fill the sky with gunfire and rockets.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:00 No.6173973
    I wouldn't recommend it. The Antarctic treaty was just signed preventing use of weapons of mass destruction. Doing that would kick up a shitstorm of bad things for us and zeon.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:00 No.6173974
    holy shit, check out hand placement
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    >Find out if the heavy lifter is unpacking something that would flood the area with minovsky particles. If so see if you can help unpack it and set it up.

    Since you still have full radio contact, you try to signal the forces in the valley, to ask them about what's in the SHVL.

    "OH THANK FUCK. A ZAKU!" Is the reply you get.

    "All of the Minovsky Emission Equipment is built into this Land Cruiser! But the internals of the Lifter are shielded so it can't emit! Get over her and get these doors open! NOW!"

    If you go help the Lifter, then you won't be able to help out on the front line.
    Strauss and Zolomon are already heading towards the defensive line that the AA Tanks have set up.
    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:03 No.6174014

    Get the door open. An extra gun firing won't do shit if those aircraft can just missile spam us to hell.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:03 No.6174016
    Get those doors open ASAP
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:07 No.6174076
    Radio Strauss and Zolomon to fire a few shots before the aircraft are in effective range. Try to force them to start taking evasive action / raise their altitude to buy us just a little time.

    Get the doors open.
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    You run over to the HLV just as the Fin-Fan light gunships get within visual range.
    The AA Tanks begin filling the sky with flak.

    You reach the lifter, the door is partially open allowing you to use the Zaku's hands to grasp inside and pull backwards, the doors groan, but refuse to move.
    In frustration you dump your MG and pull out your Heat Hawk and slice downwards onto the doors hydraulics.
    You have to hack away twice before you see them give way.

    Over the radio you can hear that Strauss and Zolomon have already opened fire.
    You hear Zolomon cry "Missed!"

    You grasp the doors again and give a mighty yank. There's a shower of sparks and the doors finally slide down and you jump out of the way as the Land Cruiser glides down the ramp.

    "Missed again"

    The cruiser appears to be a variant of the Gallop that you've not seen before. Possibly a custom model or new prototype.
    As soon as it's free you notice the Minovsky Particle Sensor jump to 70% Density instantly.

    Just in time too, as you can then here the WHOOSH of the FinFan's firing their missiles all at once, and almost all of them missing.
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    You retrieve your MG (your Heat Hawk is currently underneath the Lifter's door) and look for any targets of oppourtunity.

    The Fin Fans have already lost half of their number and are now making a retreat. From the looks of it, they were loaded with high yeild close range missiles, that's why they had to get so close.
    It looks like you only lost a couple of tanks and a few unmanned light vehicles.

    You see Zolomon discard his Bazooka in irritation, take out his heat hawk and throw it at the retreating mass.
    The Axe flies with impressive accuracy and seems to slice to the right in just the right way to catch five of the retreating gunships.

    You think about taking a few potshots, but you want to conserve ammo.

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    Do an ammo check on the MG and fire at the aircraft. Grab Zolomon some extra Bazooka ammo if you can.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:27 No.6174359

    regroup squad, ammo up, repair your shield or get a new one from the supplies.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:29 No.6174387
    Suggest to the rest of the team we get repaired and rearmed in order to better prepare for the next attack. Take the opportunity to find out some more about this new hovercraft.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)15:40 No.6174538
    >Do an ammo check on the MG and fire at the aircraft. Grab Zolomon some extra Bazooka ammo if you can.

    120mm Machine Gun: 47 rounds
    4 Spare Drums on hips. 100 rounds each

    2x 3 Tube Missile Pods (4 Missiles remaining)

    The Gunships have already retreated outside of your range.
    You notice a second squad of Zaku's arriving at the dropzone, and Sergeant Strauss comes up to you and establishes a communication link.

    "I just got a laser comm, were to put the Zaku's into the Land Cruiser for repair and rearm, and then were to meet in the command room for a debrief."

    The front bay of the White Land Cruiser opens up and the three of you walk inside.
    The internal bay appears to be a dedicated MS Area, with extra space for spare parts and ammo from removing the guns.

    As you get out of your cockpit your greeted by a technician.
    "Welcome to the Prancer corporal!" he greets you.
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    My scanner isn't working but here's an artists interpretation of what happened.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)15:52 No.6174712
    > Take the opportunity to find out some more about this new hovercraft.

    There not new for a start. The FinFan is a small but relatively fast helicopter variant, mostly built as a delivery platform for guided weapons.
    Minovsky particles make them largely redundant, but they might make decent harrassers. It depends how willing the Federation are going to be to throw away peoples lives.

    If the Feds had been smart, as soon as they noticed you weren't using Minovsky Particles they'd have loaded them up with long range guided missiles and fired from over the horizon.

    It was probably what they were loaded with when the call came in.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)15:59 No.6174827
    I think he meant the Land Cruiser
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)15:59 No.6174829

    I... I thought I was the only one who drew like that?

    You mean I'm not alone?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)16:00 No.6174836
    Brofist your squad on your kill counts and make a mental note to make notches on your zaku later.
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    I had to do something in school besides learn. Now that I'm at the uni i found my drawing talent was dormant, until your thread came up.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)16:15 No.6175071
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    Oh, easy enough.

    You ask the Technician (His embroidered name badge says Okawara) about the Land Cruiser.
    He's only too happy to gush about it.
    "The Prancer's a special Gallop Variation designed as a dedicated support unit. No guns or long range artillery, just space for parts, ammo, fuel and a dedicated Mobile Suit bay. We can perform complicated repairs and even refits inside her!
    The big thing on the back is the Loki Particle Emitter; it's a prototype that those boys from the 603rd are testing out. I like it, it's like a great big backpack! But I wouldn't want to walk inside it with a pacemaker... or without covering my groin."

    >make a mental note to make notches on your zaku later.

    You ask about kill notes, and Okawara agrees to do it whilst you are getting debriefed.

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    Take a few minutes to relax then head to the briefing room. Ask Okawara if he can't put a bit more dakka on your Zaku.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)16:39 No.6175469

    >Ask Okawara if he can't put a bit more dakka on your Zaku.

    MORE!? You have leg mounted missile launchers! How much more Dakka do you think you can have?

    You meet up with the rest of your squad. You salute Sergeant Straus and you Brofist with Zolomon. The three of you make your way to the Prancer's Bridge, where you are met by Captain Fontaine, he's relatively young for someone of the rank of captain. But he's still older than you, possibly even Strauss, and he does have that air of knowing what the fuck he's doing.

    You all salute as he give you your debrief.
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    Never Enuff Dakka ya git

    See iff yew kan't get wun a dem bazooka fings strapped ter ya stompy's back. For when yer shooty just don't cut it, ya see.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)16:52 No.6175683
    get on with the debrief, keep it moving.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)16:55 No.6175731
    AdMekboy. Glorious.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)16:56 No.6175739
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    "Well, things were a little hairy for a few moments back there but we came out okay. The original plan was to let the military in the village squawk out our position to New York and California and then activate the Loki and spread Minovsky particles to retard any guided weapons they had."

    "That was the point when we discovered that these SHVL's have hulls thick enough to prevent minovksy spreading... As it is, we were lucky to only lose two Zaku's on the drop itself, and hell, one of them was unavoidable machine error."

    He sighs again, it's been a long day.

    "You've earned a decent nights sleep with your performance today. Go pick one of the spare sleeping quarters and get some shut-eye. Don't get too attatched to the room were going to be cycling out the unused sleeping rooms between the rest of the battalion. We'll wait for the rest to make it here, then we've got to go hell for leather towards panama. You're going to need your rest, it may be all you get in the next few days."
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    Check in on your Zaku then find a break room, and talk to your team over beers.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)17:09 No.6175916
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    What do you think? Can we call it a day there?

    I'll try to have part 3 on Friday.

    It will also give me the time to perhaps mock up some character portraits for some of the characters.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)17:15 No.6176019

    If you are gonna do a regular quest thread, I suggest doing it later at night on like a Friday at a regular time. I think you will get more people that way.
    >> I apologized on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 10/07/09(Wed)17:25 No.6176156

    Oh hey. The F2. You know, if Char had taken a couple of those with him to Side 7 (which he totally could have by the time that he does this) instead of F types then Mobile Suit Gundam would have been a depressing One-Shot.


    Thanks. I'll remember that. I've noticed that /tg/ seems to pick up about 5ish in the afternoon.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/09(Wed)17:33 No.6176245
    Our squadron needs an emblem.

    I suggest a burning dorf below a Zeon emblem.
    >> I apologized on 4chan 10/07/09(Wed)18:41 No.6177101

    I might do one for Mastodon Battalion...
    >> I apologized on 4chan 10/07/09(Wed)18:45 No.6177150
    Oh, I've just archived the thread as part 2 on sup/tg/.

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