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    256 KB Planes and Mercenaries XIV Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:14 No.8750800  
    OP again, back from Biscuit's place. We had the mission, writing it up now for you guys.

    Steve also said he read the 1d4 stuff, and thinks it is great that you guys like it so much. He also got a kick out of the stories. Although he said the CIA didn't own the Hummers. He thought that you guys did a great job with the collateral reports for the Africa mission.

    Making soup, typing, more to follow.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:16 No.8750819
    incoming awesome
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:20 No.8750895
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    OP posted.

    And suddenly, /tg/ got awesome.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:24 No.8750941

    Odd question after you finish info dump. Are the missions solely flying and planning or do you do other stuff? IE hang out at base? Trying to get an over all feel for the gameplay.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:25 No.8750954
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:32 No.8751091
    That's an F5.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:37 No.8751185
    Missed the point.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)22:37 No.8751191

    No man those are Mig-28s! No one's ever flown against a Mig-28 before! No one! You're the only one man...

    Anyway...awesome that you're back OP. Looking forward to that mission report.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)22:40 No.8751245
    Yeah i've been wondering this too. Obviously you've gotta plan for the mission, get any other intel you can, and buy weapons...but is there anything else? Any other RPing done? Or is the mission pretty much it?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:46 No.8751357
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    Thread needs more Sweedish Sexi.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:57 No.8751575
    God that looks good.
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:58 No.8751593
    Still wondering about a timetable for getting Steve's added rules.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/23/10(Tue)23:00 No.8751618
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    Oh I can't wait to hear how this went out, hopefully you considered everything we said.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:01 No.8751634
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    > Troll /tg/ all day
    > Finally see the new P&M thread
    > My reaction
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:01 No.8751643
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    Those wacky Swedes!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:04 No.8751702
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:05 No.8751731
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    Small Fry.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/23/10(Tue)23:05 No.8751735
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    Green missiles? Interesting.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:07 No.8751759
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    Just to give a sense of scale, here's the cock with the 2nd largest aircraft in the world, and a C-130ski.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:19 No.8751944
    If you can, I have an idea for your next mission if you so wish...

    An aging battleship and small flotila of ships purchased by Libya is heading into Liberian waters to bombard it into oblivion.

    Your mercenary crew will join whatever air fleet Liberia probably doesn't have, and several other mercenary crews into one giant air attack group.

    The mission, which is being hap hazardly put together is to intercept the Libyan battle fleet and sink the heavily escorted battleship.


    Do you accept your pay in diamonds?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:20 No.8751962
    And bring me the gun of rambo.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:22 No.8751993

    Which movie?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:23 No.8752010
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:24 No.8752028
    HAHAHAHAHAH! Tell the dumb ragheads I want virgins for my pay. Hamstrings cut.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:27 No.8752065
    tum tee tum tum...just waitin for OP to finish his soup.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:28 No.8752095
    New Mission. Steal the AN-225.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:29 No.8752105
    In the future, just type the whole thing out and post the stories after rather than making a thread first.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:29 No.8752106
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    What if it's a cargo ship full of black-market tanks, instead of a highly unlikely battleship?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:30 No.8752115

    boring boring boring...not worthy of OPs group
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:31 No.8752138

    The cargo ship can't fight back for shit
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/23/10(Tue)23:32 No.8752152
    Grab a 124 instead. Just as good. Although I'm liking the Cocks posted already (no pun intended)
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:44 No.8752364
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    Time for some random aircraft then...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:45 No.8752374
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:46 No.8752400
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:47 No.8752411
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    Rat swarm...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:49 No.8752427
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:49 No.8752436
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    Favorite plane ever
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:51 No.8752458
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    I'd love to see a 30s/40s version of this game.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:52 No.8752476
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    I'd love to see OPs flight get jumped by a couple of these on a close air support mission.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:53 No.8752496
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    Favorite prop fighter ever
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:54 No.8752508

    1. Steal plot from Iron Eagle 3.
    2. ?????
    3. Profit!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:54 No.8752514
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:55 No.8752532
    This calls for shirtless fun.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:55 No.8752537
    Nah...better to be original.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:55 No.8752540
    The op sure likes to take his sweet time typing things up.
    >> planefag 03/23/10(Tue)23:55 No.8752543
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:56 No.8752548
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    Aww Yeah...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:56 No.8752558
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    ok i got a few more where that came from. Posted this one a thread or two ago.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/23/10(Tue)23:57 No.8752573
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    I'm actually becoming really tempted to run some kind of Crimson Skies game similar to this.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:57 No.8752579
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    >> planefag 03/23/10(Tue)23:57 No.8752580
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    >favorite prop fighter ever

    We were separated at birth.

    Pic related, my desktop.
    >> planefag 03/23/10(Tue)23:58 No.8752593
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:58 No.8752595
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    you'd no doubt be better than the current sibling I have.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/23/10(Tue)23:59 No.8752601
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    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:00 No.8752623

    saved *extra hard.*

    What's wrong with your current sibling? Bad case of the derp?
    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:01 No.8752641
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:02 No.8752646
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    doesn't appreciate the finer things...that and the derp.
    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:02 No.8752651
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    Gotta love those Hawk-81s. I also like the Hawk-75/P-36. Good little ship there.
    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:03 No.8752673
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    And this is proof positive that the Warhawk did not, as they say in the vernacular, "afraid of anything."
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:04 No.8752674
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    Here's one for Sukhoi and anyone else who loves soviet tech like me.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:05 No.8752701
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    and the old adversary
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:06 No.8752708
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    But its [secret organization of your choice]-funded mercenary escort can.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:06 No.8752720
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    those silly soviets...
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)00:08 No.8752738
    You'd like that wouldn't you...

    Not happening, although >>8752674 makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:08 No.8752753
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    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:09 No.8752764
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    >parasite fighters


    >the old advesary

    That fucker is nothing compared to the earlier Ki-27. Pic related. For some fucking reason, they're harder to shoot down then Zeros. They seem to absorb more damage, and they're so goddamn slow, and for some reason gunnery against them just feels IMPOSSIBLE.

    I need to play less IL-2.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:10 No.8752771

    Technically speaking, the battleship can't either.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:10 No.8752776
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    hehehe...warm fuzzies...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:12 No.8752794
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    Absorb this KI-27
    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:13 No.8752804

    hmm, PBY gun blister?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:14 No.8752814
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:16 No.8752844
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    yep yep, another favorite aircraft of mine that silly PBY.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:16 No.8752850
    OP again
    So, we figured it would be a good idea for everyone to load up on anti-ship missiles. We weren't sure about the air threat either. I took two Exocets, Scotch loaded two Sea Eagles, and Sandman went apeshit and spent tons getting two AGM-142s and four Bofors RBS15s. Biscuit loaded two AGM-142s. Hugs figured he'd be doing anti-air, and took nothing but missiles, six Alamos and four Archers. I took two new Sparrows, as did Biscuit and Scotch, in addition to new AIM-9s. We paid for the AWAACs and the tanker, so we wouldn't need buddy refueling, and someone could watch the skies. We also bought Elint, which turned out to be a boon, since we were able to determine that two of the ships were operating together, while the third corvette was separated, conducting boarding operations. We also found that there was a fourth UN ship, a hastily converted cargo ship, being used as a light helicopter carrier. We wanted to use the airliner thing again, but we were off the beaten path in terms of airliner flight paths, so that wasn't an option this time. Shipping wise though, there was a lot of traffic in the operations area. We departed, a bit wary, and flew out over the ocean, topping up our tanks with the Midas (we earned extra experience for that at least) and entered the operation area, with Hugs flying high, Scotch Biscuit and me huddled close, and Sandman loitering, prepping to drop to the deck.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:18 No.8752866
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    Here's one for Scotch.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:19 No.8752878
    anybody wanna link or post the last mission briefing?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:20 No.8752900
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:21 No.8752911
    thats a LOT of serious firepower you threw into this mission. I hope it didn't have to get used.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:23 No.8752939

    >nuking UN


    >modern warships and SAM systems

    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:24 No.8752951
    that said the helicopter carrier deserves to be sunk just for historical continuity. No converted freighter carriers can survive in the South Atlantic.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:27 No.8752998
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    >No converted freighter carriers can survive in the South Atlantic.

    Just choked on my fucking coffee.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)00:28 No.8753003
    By my count.

    Four AGM-142s (340kg Warhead)
    Four RBS 15s (200kg Warhead)
    Two Sea Eagles (230kg Warhead)
    Two Exocet (175kg Warhead)

    Yeah, that's some sexy firepower. Just shy of 7 tons of explosive.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:28 No.8753008

    much thanks.

    So, name their flight?! Did we all eagerly chip in names yet?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:28 No.8753010
    would that be in a laughing your ass off way or in a horrified beyond belief way?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:30 No.8753038
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    >No converted freighter carriers can survive in the South Atlantic.


    By my count:

    12 missiles for the point defenses to engage. Pretty hefty.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:31 No.8753051
    ok, what I am missing here?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:31 No.8753058

    >would that be in a laughing your ass off way or in a horrified beyond belief way?

    pretty much in a "very fucking true, laughing my ass off" way.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)00:32 No.8753059
    I'm missing a reference...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:33 No.8753071

    thats assuming they all were targeted at one ship or even at the same time of course. Still...thats enough firepower to give even the US navy pause.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:33 No.8753082

    Read up on it
    >> planefags 03/24/10(Wed)00:38 No.8753149

    And to that I'd add that escort carriers (light carriers often converted from freighter hulls) never had a good survival rate in the Atlantic.

    They did a bit better in the Pacific, though.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:39 No.8753160
    If you've got helicopters or VTOL something like the Atlantic Conveyor is a viable option. Modern day Q-ship which I can respect...but they do offend the eyes and thus must be put out of their misery. Doubly if they're not properly outfitted with Defensive systems.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:45 No.8753222
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    On a side note...I'd throw this on your F111 if you can OP. Let Sandman find it there some day just before you take off for a mission or something.
    >> planefags 03/24/10(Wed)00:46 No.8753232
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    >Due to the short timescales, the decision that the ship was not "a high-value unit" and a controversy over whether arming auxiliaries was legal, Atlantic Conveyor was not fitted with either an active, or passive defence system.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:46 No.8753237

    or paint Hello Kitty on somebody else's plane.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:48 No.8753257
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    I know really...
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    Another side note...This is what Mission #2 would have looked like if typical DnD players would have played it.
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    I mean, what's even worse is

    >marine assault carrier

    >not a "high value" unit

    Perhaps not expensive, but it's high on the list of "deserves a missile NOW."
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:53 No.8753316
    OP again
    When we arrived we were all cold, except for the AWAACS which loitered back about 150~200 miles. We had nothing on our threat receivers except from sporadic hits from surface based traffic avoidance radar. Within a minute we had a pretty good picture of where ships were, but we didn't know which was which, except for Bout's on their routes. We then got a call from the AWAACs, saying it had detected two targets, probably rotary, over the ocean. One was headed for the second of Bout's ships, and Bird Dog said ETA was about 10 minutes. Hugs turned and began a pursuit, but not cooking too much. The rest of us were in a heated discussion about the surface targets. We didn't want to fly to close to any of them, and we still had the element of surprise, since none of them had lit off their air radar yet, apparently content cruising on a simple anti-smuggling op. It also helped that we were doing this near dawn, so it was dark, and crews would hopefully be at their worst, prone to mistakes. Bird Dog called in, telling Hugs that he'd be in range for a missile shot about 3 minutes before the helicopter made it to Bout's ship, and did he want third party fire control (he'd upgraded the C3 on his flanker) because if not, he'd be too late intercepting the helicopter. On the other hand, fire control radar would wake up even the sleepiest of crews.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)00:57 No.8753362
    delicate situation. Hugs could just gun the chopper down or he could try to disrupt the airflow over the rotors with a close high speed pass. Anything to keep the surprise as total as possible.
    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)00:58 No.8753372

    The optimal solution would be to do a high-speed flyby pass of the chopper to convince them to bug out. Then let the ships turn on their search radars and find several hostile aircraft in the area, well within AGM range. And then hope they bug out, or at least avoid the smuggling ships.

    This is not how it's going to go down. There will be explosions. Calling it now.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)01:00 No.8753395
    oh no doubt about the explosions mate. It wouldn't be a game if there weren't. Its just how far the explosions spread that i'm worried about.
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    >Its just how far the explosions spread that i'm worried about.

    Given the Pointe Noire precedent....
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:08 No.8753487
    OP again
    We waited, tense, for what seemed like a lot of turns, and then the ground situation was updated, and steve placed small lines on the map to show us the track of ships. Surprisingly, this helped, a lot of the traffic was North South, with only a few ships appearing to be going east west. Hugs called us on satlink (another upgrade so we could be even quieter with emissions) and asked us what we wanted, he was approaching Alamo range, but he could close further if we wanted. We decided to keep monitoring the ship positions, and told Hugs that if he could close, that would be better. The Sandman had a great idea, and maneuvered down to sea level, heading towards Bout's first boat, subsonic. The rest of us kept together, flying a slow line, watching events and listening on the radio that the AWAACs was patching to us via Satlink. We actually got a lot of useless transmissions (strips of paper that steve had in a box that he handed to us.) but eventually got one from the helicopter crew, telling their base ship they were overflying a random ship and dropping a flare, since their first transmission had no effect. Hugs was about a minute away.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:09 No.8753510

    When in doubt, nape it out?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:11 No.8753527
    This is going to be a problem. No matter what you do now, it's going to be obvious you're trying to keep them away from that one ship.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:11 No.8753534
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    >Hugs was about a minute away.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:16 No.8753624
    I actually like that callsign... Not everyone gets to be 'Viper' or 'Maverick'
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)01:17 No.8753651
    my thoughts exactly sir.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:17 No.8753654
    I wish I could remember where I saw this, but there was a news story a looooong time ago about fighter pilot callsigns. There was some poor sap who had gone up on a training flight with a stomach virus and ended up with the callsign "Puke".
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)01:20 No.8753697
    sadly I must retire for the night since i have to awake early for an all day game that i'll be DMing. Start at 8, end at fuck knows when. I look forward to reading further tomorrow.

    night all.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:23 No.8753768

    >all day game

    I should be so lucky. Thread will still be here tomorrow!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:25 No.8753795
    OP again.

    Hugs saw the flare, highlighting the ship on the horizon, but also revealing the helicopter. Since he didn't particularly trust a heatseeker with massive search flare descending, he switched to guns, and did a long gun pass to try to ensure he nailed the helicopter the first time. He actually slowed when he heard the helicopter transmitting again, telling a Corvette they were boarding the frieghter. Their transmission stopped just in time, because Hugs came in, gun blazing. The heavy pass had the desired effect, apparently a Lynx doesn't deal with anti-aircraft cannon shells from a high cyclic gun very well. The helicopter detonated as it was ripped apart, dropping out of the sky into the sea beside the freighter, just before Hugs ripped over the deck, already turning in case he needed another pass. We heard some radio chatter, some ships were calling out they had heard what seemed like an explosion. The Corvette then began to try to contact their helicopter.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:27 No.8753834
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    >The Corvette then began to try to contact their helicopter.
    >> WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot !!WgWcz5V3TdQ 03/24/10(Wed)01:28 No.8753857
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    >apparently a Lynx doesn't deal with anti-aircraft cannon shells from a high cyclic gun very well
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:28 No.8753865


    Shit would be awesome
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:33 No.8753933
    OP again

    And then something unexpected happened.

    (yes, this is deliberate)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:35 No.8753973
    Shit! [/5secondfilms]
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:38 No.8754022
    lemme guess, one of the corvettes explodes...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:40 No.8754039
    OP again
    Apparently Bout's people had been briefed that they had friendlies in the area, and let loose a broadcast on an open frequency that a low flying helicopter with no running lights had impacted one of their masts, destroying itself in the process. This got an immediate response, with the Corvette demanding details, and the “Slightly Russian” sounding smuggler replying that an 'incompetent crew flew into my radar mast, attempting an illegal boarding of my vessel.” The things started to get heated, as we noted one of the surface targets changing course drastically and speeding up, headin towards an intercept with the smuggling ship. ETA wasn't for a good 30 minutes though, although it was clear this was not good, especially when a Captain got on the radio from the military ship, as the smuggler kept up his rhetoric that the UN fleet was a bunch of pirates of the open water with no legal justification for their searches. The Captain didn't seem to like this, and ordered the freighter to stop and prepare for boarding.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:41 No.8754063
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:42 No.8754079

    That wasn't exactly what I expected.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)01:43 No.8754081
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    Well, this is going interestingly.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:48 No.8754152
    OP again
    Sandman decided that the time was right to try out what he had been thinking about doing (and not told us because he's like that) and triggered his radio. In his best slavic accent, he said over the open frequency, “Niels Juel this is Russian Cruiser Ustinov, that cargo ship is under the solemn protection of the Commonwealth of Independant States and Russia. Any further threats against him will be met with force of arms. You will reverse course immediately.” Stunned silence followed.
    >> WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot !!WgWcz5V3TdQ 03/24/10(Wed)01:50 No.8754171
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    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)01:56 No.8754253
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    Ohhhh boy. What happens when the Danes and Dutchmen can't confirm the presence of a cruiser?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:58 No.8754286
    OP again
    Then our threat warning receivers went crazy, as the Corvette lit off everything it had, as did the other two ships. We figured we were ok, since we were heading away from both groups, and were in tight formation, at altitude. I even popped on my transponder to further simulate an airliner. We were out of missile range since they only had sea sparrows, but still worried. Sandy wasn't though, he was low, and slow, creeping up on the lead ship in Bout's convoy. The Captain of the Niels Juel came back on, sounding slightly shocked, but firm “Ustinov, we are operating in accordance with joint UN/Interpol mandate 8920, which grants us authority to search and seize merchant vessels operating in this area. You will not threaten this vessel, or any other vessel in this task force as we conduct this operation. You can request more information and file a formal complaint with the UN through their mission in Angola” Sandy apparently didn't feel like doing the paperwork though, since he popped up over the freighter and pumped off his two Popeyes as he crossed the deck of the freighter, beginning a hard turn back the way he came, scarcely 100 feet off the ocean surface, while his right seater began flying the rockets toward the corvette.

    (I'm not sure if the dialog is right, but it was like that, it sounded awesomer at the time)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:59 No.8754299
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    "Ustinov", this "White Swan 1".
    We see you, begin patrolling. The air is clean.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)02:00 No.8754309

    Welp, so much for not blowing up any ships. This is gonna turn into a clusterfuck.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:01 No.8754317

    Russian Stealth Technology!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:02 No.8754345
    I think they're about to have some more pressing problems...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:03 No.8754352
    killing and a diplomatic incident. Your squad doesn't go for half measures
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:03 No.8754353
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    mashing f5 like the fist of the north star.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:04 No.8754364

    Wait so the UN ships are gonna see missiles inbound from Bout's freighter? Couldn't that be a bad thing?
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)02:08 No.8754410
    I get the feeling that they don't know what that ship is anymore, and given what a Slava class (I think ustinov is slava) carries, they aren't going to want to get close until they know for sure. I also think the Danish corvette has more pressing problems, what with 1.5 tons of explosive heading its way.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:09 No.8754429

    I think he intended them to appear as though the cruiser is hiding behind the freighter and chucking munitions their way.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:10 No.8754443
    Maybe, but I'm a bit more worried by the fallout from the UN thinking Russia has opened up on them.

    This has got 'serious international incident' written all over it. There's going to be a lot of sleepless night for the diplomats in the near future, and a while lot of finger pointing and angry yelling. If this was the 80s the DEFCON board would have been bumped up at least one notch.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:10 No.8754445
    Hahaha, yes.

    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:13 No.8754475
    The sad thing is this may be a net positive for the mercenaries. More wars = more available work
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:14 No.8754482
    Or they could accidentally start WWIII, in which case there's no work as we all die in a horrible nuclear holocaust.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:14 No.8754493

    If the corvette tries to shoot down missiles that were fired at it from the direction of the freighter, there is a good chance that it will hit the freighter with stray AA fire, depending on the range.

    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:16 No.8754514
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    OP again

    Steve told us that the Danish captain was still talking about mandates over the radio when all sorts of alarms started in the background, along with calls of 'Vampires!” The radio cut off. The AWAACs called us, telling us that their was massive boost in ECM from the ship, as well as tons of passive 'chaff' that they were pumping into the air. The ship began launching Sea Sparrows in clusters, trying to take out the low flying missiles as they rose above the horizon. One of the sparrows downed one of the popeyes, but even last ditch stingers couldn't hit the other one, and it nailed the ship, Sandy's bombardier driving it right into the forward section. It caught something, probably a magazine, because at altitude, we saw the flash. It all happened quick enough that they hadn't had a chance to get off a return shot on Bout's freighter, which was now in the clear, as was the second. Sandy was heading outbound now, laughing like a madman, as we all discussed what to do next. There was a lot of encrypted signals that the AWAACs bird was trying to process, but, to our relief, the other two ships turned away, apparently not wanting to tangle with a cruiser captained by a lunatic who apparently had no qualms firing on other vessels.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:16 No.8754524
    Gentlemen, the good news is that you've all made enough money to retire as multi-millionaires. The bad news is there's nowhere left to retire to.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:18 No.8754549
    Oh Jesus.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:20 No.8754562
    ww3 in 3...2...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:21 No.8754581
    Yeah, blowing up a UN Corvette and making it look like Russia might have done it (no matter how easy it will be to dispel) is the kind of thing that gets you hauled down to the Hague.

    ...or beaten to death by the spetsnaz in a warehouse somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:21 No.8754586

    Are you getting paid extra for the tonnage you sink?

    How does your employer feel about having one of his ships involved in a major diplomatic incident?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:21 No.8754588
    please excuse the 40k meme, but CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)02:21 No.8754590
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    For some reason I don't feel too bad about the incidentals in Africa beyond a few initial winces, but the idea of a corvette of UN dudes getting blown to bits in a magazine explosion makes me feel really bad.

    How depressingly hypocritical.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:22 No.8754597
    Or hired by a Russian Intelligence agency to bomb some Chechens when they need deniability.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:23 No.8754600
    Maybe it's just me, but this plan seems to be psychotic, but effective. No frigate is going to close on a Cruiser, Sandman has effectively just created an exclusion zone around the freighter, and confused the fuck out of the UN taskforce.

    This idea is seven degrees of crazy, but it's just crazy enough to work.
    You guys are really going to get a name for yourselves...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:25 No.8754626
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    >going to get a name for yourselves...

    Yeah, and they'll need someone to act as their middleman. Pic related.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)02:26 No.8754639

    I don't think they'd get long to enjoy that name.

    I can only IMAGINE how many intelligence agencies are going to try to sort this shit out and find out who is responsible.

    And those responsible, they never existed I bet.

    Fuck, how is The Company going to react to this? Maybe not too badly given they accepted the mission in the first place, but goodness.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:28 No.8754655
    >I can only IMAGINE how many intelligence agencies are going to try to sort this shit out and find out who is responsible.

    And how to find and hire them...
    No such thing as bad publicity.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:29 No.8754671
    It's a tossup. On one hand the Russians could get some dudes who are good at blowing things up and just don't give a shit about 'collateral damage' or 'war crimes'. On the other hand, they are just a flock of merc pilots and Russia is kinda known for holding grudges.

    I think the squadron's long term well being is going to depend on how much crap the UN throws at Russia in the next few news cycles. If it's pretty clear that Russia doesn't have a cruiser cowboy loose on the high seas, they might be ok. If not and Russia gets some very bad press from this, things are probably going to end very very badly.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:30 No.8754691
    Yeah but then the UN looks like dumbasses for getting jumped and tricked by some two bit mercs. More likely they'll work something out so neither side loses too much face.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:35 No.8754746
    >No such thing as bad publicity.

    ...unless you get a reputation as a squad of amoral flying hitmen who don't have any qualms about blowing up a ship full of floating police officers doing the equivalent of a traffic stop.

    Say you're private security working in LA, and one of the dudes you are looking after gets pulled over on the freeway, and the cop is going to search the car for weed or something. You're not going to put up with THAT, so you toast the cops with an RPG, after saying that that you're FBI and "don't take no shit from some local boys".

    That's kinda what's going on here.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:36 No.8754766

    >reputation as a squad of amoral flying hitmen

    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:36 No.8754767

    Apologize to the Russians in advance, and let them know what happened so they can mock the UN with it.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/24/10(Wed)02:39 No.8754795
    Seen this thread a lot. What is it about actually?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:40 No.8754807
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:40 No.8754809
    Mercenaries fly planes on missions for assorted governments and private interests. Shit hits the fan and things explode.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:41 No.8754819

    Mercenaries in Jets committing warcrimes in Africa.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:41 No.8754821
    '2 bit mercs' is more a title I'd use for Somali pirates, or the poor man's version of blackwater. ONE MEMBER of their team put down enough firepower to take out an armed warship fielded by a major international peacekeeping effort. Just going by the missile loads these guys have, they are very much not a small time op.

    Even if neither side loses much face, ALL the major intelligence agencies are going to be gunning for them, as no one wants a 'for hire' group running around with this kind of fire power and this much willingness to use it on anyone getting in their way.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:43 No.8754835

    OP and his merry band of misfits are in a tabletop/rpg campaign as a squadron of merc fighter pilots working for a PMC that does a lot of work in and around modern day Africa. So far they've done jobs for the French, Liberians, and a really shady international arms dealer.

    OP originally asking for advice as to what sort of plane and loadout he should use, and then started posting AARs after each session. His GM is godly.

    Past threads are on sup/tg/, and there's tons of writefaggotry on 1d4chan and scattered throughout the threads. A lot of it is quite good.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:46 No.8754859
    OP again.

    Bird Dog then called us, saying the surface target south of us had just launched a helicopter, which was bad news for them since we now knew where the light carrier was. The helicopter was heading towards the burning wreckage about 60 miles south of it. We decided to leave it alone since it seemed to be on a rescue mission, but the light carrier was a threat, or more specifically, the helicopters it had. We agreed that I'd run the attack, and I broke off, turning to set up a quick exocet run. I wasn't too worried about detection, since the target wasn't radiating, and we were fairly far north now, near the edge of the task force coverage. I still dropped down, and then dumped both my exocets, before turning and climbing out, heading back to the group. Hugs was forming up with us as well. Sandy was loitering around to the east, as we relayed what the task force was doing, which seemed to be running parrallel to the convoy. And then it hit us, we weren't going to succeed, the ruse would be discovered, the UN force was simply shadowing the convoy now, and would doubtless note any course changes. Then the AWACS called saying it was detecting another helicopter, and Steve put down another marker. But this one came off another surface contact, not the one I had shot at. This one was far west, beyond the task force. The helicopter target also seemed to be heading towards the wreckage, but wouldn't arrive for over an hour.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:48 No.8754882

    So much for 'not recommending a direct engagement'.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:49 No.8754890

    Yeah, OP and his group are pretty fucked after this little incident. Fucking with the UN? Killing a Danish Frigate? FRAMING THE FUCKING RUSSIANS?

    Expect an imminent visit from a joint Russian/Danish special forces unit. I wouldn't be too surprised if your company seriously thought about cutting you loose after this.

    On second thought, your company is fucking insane for even accepting this contract. They'll totally keep you for as long as possible. You're their amoral kill-everything-squad now.

    This shit is going to wind up just like Artemis. I can feel it coming.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:49 No.8754892
    Wait... What the fuck did you just launch two ship killers at?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:51 No.8754904

    Worst case scenario, U.S. ship. Welcome to DDG hell, flyboy.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:51 No.8754905

    Hopefully it's the escort carrier they think belongs to the UN. This could get REALLY hairy if it's a different ship that was launching a helicopter as a rescue party.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:51 No.8754907
    >and then we found their helo carrier, so I popped it with a pair of exocet missiles.

    >But they probably had found out about our ruse, so there was clearly only one course of action left.

    >Sink every bitch on the water
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:51 No.8754908

    So what are the odds of a random civilian ship like, say, a cruise liner, having its own helicopter and dispatching it to assist with SAR? Did you get a visual confirmation of the ship you fired on?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:52 No.8754916

    Oh god, what if it's a carrier.

    Worse, what if that helo came off a Russian warship. They'd tell the others right off that the mystery cruiser doesn't exist.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:53 No.8754927

    This mission needs more atrocities.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:54 No.8754932
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    You know what it's time for?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:56 No.8754948

    ME: One cruise liner (MS Eurodam), 3,000 civilians.

    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:56 No.8754950
    indeed. in fact these threads should be known as "planes ,mercenaries and atrocity's"
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:59 No.8754979
    Well, if it is carrier and its looking to get up in the squadron's business, I think it's pretty clear that they outta get smoked too.

    Hell, maybe they could set it up to make it look like the Russians and the UN did get into a little shooting war, and vanish into the night like jet propelled Keyser Sözes.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:01 No.8755000
    > Yeah, OP and his group are pretty fucked after this little incident. Fucking with the UN? Killing a Danish Frigate? FRAMING THE FUCKING RUSSIANS?

    I have this mental image of some mid-ranking corporate guy listening in to their radio chatter and suddenly bursting out of his chair to say, "Sandman did WHAT!?"
    Meanwhile, the guy next to him is just sort of muttering "Oh shit, oh shit, why did we let them buy that many anti-ship missiles, oh shit, oh shit..."
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:01 No.8755002
    > Hell, maybe they could set it up to make it look like the Russians and the UN did get into a little shooting war

    Jesus, this is turning into a Bond movie.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:02 No.8755013

    I sincerely hope one of the many writefags takes this idea and runs with it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:02 No.8755015
    OP again

    That's when I got another transmission 'slip' from Steve. It was a helicopter from a luxury cruise ship, investigating the burning wreckage. I got a sinking feeling, I had no recall on the exocets. Fire and forget has downsides, this appeared to be one of them. No defensive fire came out of the ship, and both exocets raced into the stern, blowing massive rents into the Queen Victoria, a 90,000 or so ton cruise ship. Hugs, to his credit, separated from our group, and lit his burners, and began to make a beeline for the real carrier, going nose hot once he was clear from us. Then the bad news started to flow, with distress calls from the crippled cruise liner, stating they had suffered a tremendous explosion, and were on fire. Hugs plane almost melted from the amount of radar juice the task force was throwing at him. He got a firing solution on the enemy helicopter, staying away from the task force. The converted carrier was now turning away, and the task force was turning hard to rejoin with it. Hugs kept playing that game, keeping the helicopter locked with his massive radar, but not firing. He then proceeded south, at speed, as we circled to the east, staying clear of the task force which was rushing west now. The Queen Victoria continued to broadcast, stating the fire was spreading and they were abandoning ship. Several surface targets were turning to lend assistance, except for Bout's ships, which were leaving to the south east, essentially in the free and clear.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:03 No.8755018
    Oh god. You know that guy that hired this flight for this job specifically? I'll bet this is exactly the kind of thing he's going for.

    This motherfucker is JUST AS PLANNING some serious WWIII shit here.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:03 No.8755022
    Actually, now that I think about it, these guys would probably find a way to profit off of starting WW3.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:03 No.8755030
    Now all they need is a female henchman with a bizarre name and a overly complicated plan to accomplish something
    >> WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot !!WgWcz5V3TdQ 03/24/10(Wed)03:05 No.8755038
    Steve confirmed for god-tier DM/troll.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:05 No.8755040

    *slow clap*

    Great job, hero.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:05 No.8755044
    well crap. The bad news is your squadron just made front page news, and if anyone connects it back to your previous ops as well(all of which except the first had some atrocities) there's a lot of people who are going to be interested in hunting y'all down
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:06 No.8755046
    ... there are no words.
    Seriously, one volley and you probably just quadrupled the death-toll of last mission, and last mission involved napalming a populated area. Just... wow.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)03:06 No.8755047
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    Pictured is the Queen Victoria on the Morning of the 24th of March...

    Damn op, as far as screw ups go, this one takes the cake.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:07 No.8755054

    This is the kind of shit that starts wars. You just sank a British cruise liner after blowing up a Danish warship and posing as a Russian cruiser.

    Nice knowing you, OP.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:08 No.8755065
    Hundreds Confirmed Dead, Dozens Missing

    Editorial: WW3 On The Way
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:08 No.8755070
    Yeah, as fun as this campaign has been to read about, and as enjoyable as I'm sure playing it has been the sensible thing for your characters to do now is retire and hide before any of what you've done catches up to you. Because in very short order I don't think there's going to be anywhere safe left for your operations
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:08 No.8755072
    >Bond movie

    To really live up to that, the squadron's going to need to be involved in stealing a stockpile of AIM-26 Falcons, possibly for use by some Mobutu Sese Seko wannabe looking to carve out an empire in central Africa.

    Actually, anything with AIM-26s would fit the bill quite nicely.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)03:09 No.8755077
    Depends on how it all plays out. The cruise liner reported an explosion, didn't track the missiles, and based on the situation (I draw this stuff out as best I can when op mentions positions) I doubt the task force saw the launch either.

    Hugs also added to the Russian thing, since his Flanker's radar would be identified, so now the Danes have a confirmation that a Soviet built jet was in the area.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:12 No.8755094
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:12 No.8755097

    Damn I am good at guessing horrific plot twists.

    Make sure the UN boats get a good visual on Hug's Flanker, just to reinforce the whole "Russians did it" story.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:13 No.8755102

    I have no words. Your squadron is dead, your bodies just don't know it yet.

    Someone in Corporate is getting fired over this, probably shot. Holy Mother of God.

    MS Queen Victoria is a cruise liner commissioned by the Cunard Line in 2007. It displaces 90,000 tons and carries 2,014 passengers and 900 officers and crew.

    Congrats OP, you may have just killed three THOUSAND innocent civilians on this mission, depending on how many make it to the life boats.

    That's almost three times the death toll of the Titanic, making it quite possibly the worst maritime disaster to ever befall a civilian ship.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:14 No.8755109

    They're gonna do at least some analysis of what caused the explosion. Hell, they only need to put two and two together from the supposedly trigger-happy Russian cruiser, and they'd have a decent idea.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:15 No.8755119
    OP again

    The radio transmissions were flooded with calls, but as we loitered, the task force turned again, heading back towards the cruise liner, to assist most likely, as their helicopter changed course for the cruise ship as well. We remained on station for another hour, cycling out to the Midas to sip a bit before returning, but Bout's ships were safe and beginning another turn to throw off any hopes of the task force catching them. We left the area, and returned to Kitona. When we landed, I told Steve that my cut of the mission pay was going to whatever charity was going to be set up for the cruise ship victims. Scotch did the same, as did Hugs.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:16 No.8755129

    It's a nice gesture... but I think you're going to have to keep that money. You know, to not die. Or to run.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:17 No.8755134
    The problem is, aside from the moral(Hah!) dilemmas of involving the Russians further, major combatants like the Ustinov are fairly closely tracked, and therefore it will be pretty easy to prove that it wasn't in the area
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:17 No.8755135

    Problem is, the Exocet is a French missile, and cruisers can't launch Su-27s.

    Three guesses as to who the only group in the region with a flanker and the balls to use it is.

    The intel folks are going to rape-train the shit out of OPs group.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:17 No.8755143

    >When we landed, I told Steve that my cut of the mission pay was going to whatever charity was going to be set up for the cruise ship victims. Scotch did the same, as did Hugs.

    lol bitches
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:18 No.8755145
    Agreed. If your characters are smart at all, run now. Maybe the GM will let you roll up some new pilots working for the same company, but don't try to push your luck with the current ones any longer
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:18 No.8755148
    Did you guys ever name your flight? Last thread I suggested "Collateral Flight". It's sounding better and better all the time after this.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:20 No.8755170
    So where is the real Ustinov supposed to be in the game world, somewhere with reliable witnesses who can attest that it wasn't involved in this incident, or patrolling with the Northern fleet thousands of miles away from any non-russian eyes?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:20 No.8755178
    Waiting for the mission debrief status.

    Delicious largest maritime tragedy in history, I want to taste it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:21 No.8755180

    I'm sure the SAS will keep your charity in mind when they summarily execute your ass or haul you in front of an international trial for crimes against humanity.

    Corporate is probably going to try and get your group out of the area for a while, maybe move you deeper into the heart of Africa.

    You might want to keep the money to get a new plane and a new identity so can fake your own death. That's probably the only thing that can save you now.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:21 No.8755183

    Goddamn this, you just sank a cruise liner, potentially created an international incident, and are the most amoral bastards out there. Retire already.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:22 No.8755193
    Even if it is , there will be plenty of sat photos and transmission intercepts showing where it is. Maybe if it has been a submarine you could fake it , but there's no way to pretend a cruiser is somewhere else anymore.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:23 No.8755203
    Faggots. A real merc would take the money.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:23 No.8755205
    Scalpel Flight. Because, aside from that kidnapping mission, it's what you're not.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:25 No.8755226
    >there will be plenty of sat photos and transmission intercepts showing where it is.

    Find and destroy them.

    With cruise missiles.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:26 No.8755232
    OP again
    Steve did the debrief as usual, but mentioned some things about what happened after. There was an investigation, but the Russians denied any involvement, since the Ustinov was tied up in port. Because of the ranges, there were no radar tracks of Russian surface search radar, nor of russian missiles. Several airborne targets were tracked, but none corresponded with the missile launch. Subsequent satellite overflights found nothing but merchantment in the area. The SU-27 radar however was logged, and posed a large question, what was a Flanker doing out over the ocean, and where did it come from? Again, fingers were pointed at the Russian's who denied it, donating hefty sums to victims of the cruise ship tragedy, and offering to supply ships to supplement the UN taskforce. The Queen Victoria caught fire, and eventually sank. Analysis of the wreckage will be difficult, due to the depth of the sea floor. The British are reviewing not only the radar tapes, but the safety and security procedures of the Cunard Cruise line. A charity was set up, which received international support, for the victims that died. Oh, and Viktor Bout's cargo got through, which apparently is good, since one whole ship was full of stuff for our merc outfit. The other stuff got dumped into hellholes, supplying third world bush wars and genocides. Steve really hammered home the point that though we succeeded, this wasn't really a 'win' in any sense of the word.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:26 No.8755236
    ...and in other news the search continues today for survives of the deadly missile attack responsible for the sinking of the Cunard Line fleet cruise ship MS Queen Victoria The Queen Victoria was carrying over two thousand passengers at the time of yesterday's attack, and a massive international search and rescue effort is currently underway to recover any who might have made if off the ship before it sank. No actuate figures have been declared for the number of civilians killed in the attack, but the death toll is expected to be in the hundreds.

    Although no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack, this deadly incident is likely related to the sinking of a UN corvette on patrol in the region just minutes before. The Queen Victoria was in the process of deploying its search and rescue helicopter to recover survivors of the first attack when they themselves came under fire. Given the nature and scale of the attack, intelligence agency spokesmen are unwilling to label this a terrorist attack, but say they are excluding no possibility in the hunt for those responsible for this terrible catastrophe...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:26 No.8755238

    Nothing potential about it.

    This is the largest PMC clusterfuck ever, and a former superpower is now in serious danger of being dragged into a war.

    OP and his buddies are F.U.C.K.E.D. Fucked.

    This will end in tears, and then they'll roll up new characters with a new PMC or try for a reset.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:27 No.8755247

    >Corporate is probably going to try and get your group out of the area for a while, maybe move you deeper into the heart of Africa.

    Fat chance, realistically they'd be killed so the disaster doesnt trace back to the big boys.

    Probably have a merc SF squad already on the way who'll do them over while they're sitting around discussing what to do.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:28 No.8755256
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    The Makarov’s grip was coated liberally in sweat from Jason’s hand. Both of the men walked by his car, giving no sign that they were at all interested in him, and he watched as they continued down the narrow street and turned a corner. A false alarm? He turned the key and his car whirred to life.

    The Mercedes did not pull out when he did. Jason knew a thing or two about following and being followed, and so it was with some confidence- albeit an alert, guarded confidence- that he guided his XM across Sofia. Even if indirectly, he had a lot of enemies, most of whom he had probably never met, victims and slighted parties scattered liberally across the ‘stans, Africa and South America, and selectively even in developed and peaceful countries. The Americans didn’t mind a few F5 Tigers on the loose, but they had their limits. Jason hadn’t been back to his home country in ten years, and doubted if he ever could.

    He drove 50 kilometres northwest to the border with Serbia. He kept his stereo turned off and his ears tuned to the road, half-expecting a gunshot and keeping a careful eye on his rear-view mirrors. They remained clear of suspicious traffic. As he approached the border crossing, he pulled a pay-as-you-go cell phone from his breast pocket and dialed his contact at the crossing.

    “Dejan,” he said in Bulgarian, “I’m arriving at the border as planned. Look for a blue Citroen XM.”

    “I will,” said Dejan. “See you soon, my friend.”
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:29 No.8755267
    The mission to destroy the evidence will probably end with a major metropolitan center getting nuked.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:30 No.8755278

    This is arguably not a problem for Collateral Flight.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:31 No.8755289
    I wonder if there are any AIR-2 genies on the market...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:31 No.8755290

    You definitely haven't heard the last of this, but right now the only evidence they have is the flanker's FCR signature. That may actually save you if any shitty little dictatorship in the area actually flies them.

    Still, keep an eye out for intel skullduggery.

    Do you guys do any out-of-plane rollplaying, or is everything in-cockpit?

    This could tie in to some crazy ground shenanigans.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:33 No.8755314
    ..aaand we're back to Bond. The villain's plot, cover up his war crimes with EVEN BIGGER war crimes.

    That actually sounds not that far off of genera for bond.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:34 No.8755327
    OP again

    Air Kills
    Hugs: 1 Lynx (Maritime)

    Air Incidentals
    None (the civil heli landed on the task force carrier deck.)

    Surface Kills
    Sandman: 1 Corvette Niels Juel

    Ground Incidentals
    Me: Queen Victoria Cruise Liner (482 dead, 1076 injured)

    Damage Taken

    We asked Steve about repercussions, and said that a lot of intel groups will be looking into it, but our PMC does a lot of work with friends in high places. We operated deceptively, and after the confusion, the investigation will continue, but most likely lead nowhere, with most theories being dismissed as 'conspiracy at best'.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:35 No.8755330

    Ah, you're right. That probably would be the case, if the company wasn't insane enough to accept contracts against the goddamn UN.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:35 No.8755331

    >this wasn't really a 'win' in any sense of the word

    Fuck that. Get money, get paid. You were already supporting an arms merchant who packed enough weaponry to contribute to a shitton of innocent deaths, you're honestly worried about a couple thousand more?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:35 No.8755332
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    >crazy ground shenanigans

    The SAS is coming to kill you. Yep. Crazy.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:35 No.8755336
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    He did not wait long. A border guard walking between the lanes of waiting cars waved Jason aside and directed him to a paved area along the side of the border crossing area. Dejan was waiting for him there, his thumbs tucked into his uniform’s belt. He opened Jason’s door for him as he parked the car and invited him into the guard house for a drink.

    This was not unusual. Jason often brought bottles of scotch to his friends on the borders. Though he never personally smuggled weapons—or at least, he hadn’t since he was a drug-addled kid hiking across Latin America during the early eighties—it never hurts to ingratiate oneself to bored and underpaid customs officials. Dejan sat down, produced a bottle of Gold Symphony, and poured two glasses of it, neat, into cloudy-looking old fashioned glasses.

    They drank in silence, or near it, with the exception of a few appreciative murmurs about having a later-afternoon vodka. Jason didn’t know Dejan very well, except that he bribed the man generously. The office door opened behind Jason, and he turned to see who was joining them. The first thing he noticed was a submachinegun held at the man’s hip and pointed directly at him. A second man entered, and passed a burlap sack to Jason.

    No sense in saying anything dramatic. Jason traded a cold look with Dejan, then pulled the sack over his own head.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)03:36 No.8755343
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    Oh god, this is a train wreck, I REAAAAAAALLY don't want to see the incidentals list.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:37 No.8755352

    Cool. Fuck it man. Keep the money. 8755331 has it right.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:37 No.8755354

    >a lot of intel groups will be looking into it

    Your safe then, if they couldnt find WMD's then they'll never find you.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:38 No.8755360

    The Queen Victoria was an inside job! MI6 planned the whole thing just so we'd have an excuse to go to war with the Russians!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:39 No.8755368

    >crazy ground shenanigans

    So Black Sheep Squadron then.

    With jets.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)03:39 No.8755375
    I hate the world because this sounds like something someone would say.

    Op, yeah, that kill list... Your pilot seems to have a knack for racking up the war crimes.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:40 No.8755381
    Sledgehammer Flight. Not very subtle, and when you hit somebody they KNOW they've been hit.

    Also, drop the whole charity nonsense. You've napalmed populated areas, toasted a hospital, stoked wars, and made yourselves rich doing so. Roleplay the amoral bastard angle to the hilt!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:41 No.8755385
    >We asked Steve about repercussions, and said that a lot of intel groups will be looking into it, but our PMC does a lot of work with friends in high places. We operated deceptively, and after the confusion, the investigation will continue, but most likely lead nowhere, with most theories being dismissed as 'conspiracy at best'.

    Given that this came from the man who set you up to sink a cruise liner I wouldn't trust this estimate
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)03:41 No.8755388
    I think all of those were accidents. Except for the napalm. That was deliberate. But those warehouses were asking for it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:42 No.8755394
    Agreed, if you don't retire at this point it is because you are all amoral psychopathic killers, and you may as well act like it
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:43 No.8755407
    So how much are you getting paid in game? What are your profits per dead civilian?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:44 No.8755417
    >What are your profits per dead civilian?

    Ouch. Rub it in a little more
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:45 No.8755426
    Well, OP kills more and more each mission, so the rate of pay/kill is going down.

    I am going to guess something on the order of 8 digits per mission. 3 digits of dead civilians make for 5 digits per civilian. Which is the sort of the value of life insurance on international flights. So it's awwwight.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:46 No.8755447
    ... but if OP wants to explode nukes, he will have to add a few zeros to his paycheck first, otherwise he won't be able to keep it up.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:47 No.8755456
    Hey, maybe they can take out some policies on the passengers for an international flight, and then shoot the flight down. MMm profitable mass murder.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:47 No.8755460


    Are there different rates for UN Sailors, British Tourists, French Doctors, or Toasted Congolese? Do you offer bulk discounts?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:49 No.8755481

    Shoot it down over a major city for best results.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:51 No.8755493
    We have downtime, mission planning, stuff like that. But we're pilots first. We roleplay all of it though, each character has their own particular feel. Hugs' character is really bothered by all this, since he believes in the dogfight, the one on one test of skills, the last pure form of chivalry, knights of the air. Sandman is a jaded veteran who has a short fuse. Biscuit is a drunk. Baron was drummed out for slugging a superior officer, and Scotch was a civil aerobatic instructor who was told he didn't have the right stuff to fly in the military.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:52 No.8755516
    Sorry OP, we don't mean to be too mean here, but your habit of ever-increasing civilian death tolls is hilarious.

    Maybe you should change your callsign to Butcher. Or, Murphy, as shit keeps going wrong for you.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:54 No.8755540
    OP again, yeah, I know. It's a game, but like I said, I got an actual sinking feeling in my stomach when Steve dropped that other helicopter on the board, coming off another boat. I was thinking that I should have investigated more, instead of seeing what I wanted to see.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:56 No.8755558

    I can't wait to see the numbers for the next mission, if the trend continues he'll need to take out between 600 and 800 innocent bystanders. What do you think, maybe a middling skyscraper?
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)03:56 No.8755563
    >got an actual sinking feeling in my stomach
    >sinking feeling

    You know what else got a sinking feeling? 482 passengers.

    Yeah, this is some great material for writing. Sorry Op, but your mistake is getting a first hand account.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:58 No.8755584

    See if you can get a really good FLIR pod or some kind of long range IR system in this or the next fighter, that way you can visually ID your targets from a safe distance in the future.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)03:59 No.8755588

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    See those missiles? Don't put them into cruise ships.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:00 No.8755600
    OP, did corporate have anything to say about sinking a passenger liner other than not to worry about it?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:00 No.8755603
    Oh shit, I suspected this mission would go bad...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:01 No.8755609
    Op, I've loved these threads since you started posting them, and I hope you continue to do so, but from now on, I'm afraid I'm rooting for your enemies. Someone has to stop you from turning more innocents into victims
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:02 No.8755615
    In b4 OP's character and others spend their nights with terror-filled dreams of hundreds of dead Men, Women and Children dragging them into the icy depths of the sea.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:02 No.8755621
    OP again
    They were pretty pissed about it, but we didn't violate the ROE. I'm starting to suspect that when the ROE is weapons free, we should probably be even more careful. At the time, I was worried about closing with any hostile ship. When the ship started putting aircraft up, I fired early from a safe distance.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:04 No.8755635

    Maybe you should just rename to, "Literal Flight" because that seems to be your understanding of the ROE. If it says, "You can shoot anything that moves" you guys certainly seem to.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:06 No.8755652
    Actually, given the way Steve seems to keep these guys in the dark during a mission (contacts, not confirmed tracks) I think op's weapon launch was justified based on the information he had at the time.

    20/20 hindsight and all that.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:06 No.8755660

    Gotcha. Once again, I'm reiterating the need for some kind of long range optics, preferably IR, on your aircraft.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:06 No.8755663
    A button was pressed at the wrong time, and hundreds died.

    Are you going to say that you never did that in some game, anon?
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    Op, may I recommend a visit to South Africa for your next mission? The high population density and urban infrastructure of Johannesburg will provide you with plenty of opportunities to meet or exceed your collateral damage quota!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:10 No.8755698

    I'd have thought that getting visual identification of targets would be the first thing you did in a busy area, especially if you are using FaF weapons.

    But then again, I am sat behind a computer reading a report of the game, with no idea of the rules. Your GM is godly.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:10 No.8755705

    Indeed, and you wont feel so bad because they're black.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:10 No.8755706
    Given how rare helipads on ships are, Steve wins a 'cureball throwing magnificent bastard' award for that particular scenario. He gave op exactly what he wanted to see, and op bit, hook line and sinker.

    Like any trap, in any other roleplaying game. Steve is some sort of twisted genius.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)04:12 No.8755726
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    I can't help but wonder if this is how Mr. Bout wanted/expected things to go.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:12 No.8755737

    That one I'll give, even though the fuckup was huge, but I think napalming the goddamn docks in the last one was pretty unforgivable for that reason.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:13 No.8755746

    Confirmed. Steve is a genius. This is exactly the kind of risk you take firing antiship missiles in an area with a lot of civilian traffic. Visual Identification is a must, but it's super-risky when you're dealing with warships and SAMs.

    This was a bad call and really bad luck.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)04:14 No.8755748
    One of the dangers of modern combat, is that you don't get a second chance. If you are closing for a visual, and the ship launches a flurry of SAMs, well, you don't have many options, you're going to be turning, dumping your ordnance, and gunning it while dumping Chaff.

    He who shoots first, wins. And I'll tell you right now, a cruiser/frigate won't let a fast mover approach within 30 miles without getting VERY hostile towards it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:17 No.8755773

    They thought it was deserted, and Steve never mentioned seeing civilians in with the soldiers, but it was pretty hardcore.

    It's exactly the sort of response angry pilots might make when friendly troops are in danger of being overrun and one of their own has just been shot down, however.
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    >We asked Steve about repercussions, and said that a lot of intel groups will be looking into it, but our PMC does a lot of work with friends in high places. We operated deceptively, and after the confusion, the investigation will continue, but most likely lead nowhere, with most theories being dismissed as 'conspiracy at best'.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:17 No.8755782

    I know, I know.

    This is why I consider their GM to be godly. He doesn't seem to have missed *anything* in planning these missions, even with the players doing some very "interesting" things.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)04:19 No.8755798
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    Yep. Why risk another precision strike when you have no clue what else might be waiting down there. The napalm strike was rough, but effective. From a tactical standpoint, it was a smart move.
    >> planefag 03/24/10(Wed)04:19 No.8755807

    Launching the anti-ship missiles from right over the ship, at super low altitude, to make it look like it was a surface launch, was genius.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:20 No.8755815

    It was a flash decision made in the heat of the moment, and they got burned by it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:21 No.8755824

    Seriously. Even if he created an international incident with that one, he certainly helped get the UN off your backs.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:21 No.8755830

    >they got burned by it.

    Only the civilians.

    The Mercs? The Mercs got PAID.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)04:21 No.8755841
    Added to the Ustinov bluff. Sandman is a true tactical asshole.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:21 No.8755842
    > burned

    just like the civilians this time around got a sinking feeling, yep
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:23 No.8755863
    I think we need a pilot trollface.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:24 No.8755870

    Yep. I had no problem with it tactically. It was just the dockworkers' shitty luck that a bunch of fucking retarded Liberians blackmailed an angry PMC into providing close air support that day, and that someone actually shot one of them down and pissed the rest off.

    Even shittier that the bird they shot down had all the AGMS. Otherwise they probably would have used a precision strike.
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    This is your GM right now.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:25 No.8755883

    >fucking retarded Liberians blackmailed

    Blackmail? What now?
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    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:27 No.8755912
    So I checked 1d4chan, and...

    >Normally we'd decline due to the circumstances, however they have threatened to reveal our original contract to the Moroccans. We will make them pay for this blackmail, but at present they have our nuts in a vice.

    >Holed up in a warehouse

    Why the FUCK didn't OP' flight put four Mk-84s on that warehouse and call it a fucking day?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:28 No.8755918

    "Provide close air support to us or we'll reveal you were part of the kidnapping of the crown prince of Morocco."
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    ops group wasn't too hot about working for the Liberians again, so the liberians ensured cooperation by threatening to tell Morocco and others exactly who shot the crap out of their air force and kidnapped the prince.

    Intel for the mission sucked, so op was kind of screwed going into it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:29 No.8755929

    The Liberians basically forced the merc team to give them air cover or they would reveal the location of their airbase to Morocco, which considering the mercs had just helped kidnap the Crown Prince...wouldn't have gone over well.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:29 No.8755931

    Because that wouldn't stop someone in the Liberian government, or another part of whatever terrorist group, from revealing the PMC.

    It would also kill the hostage, who I believe they want to recover, just to square things with Morocco.
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    So they're not getting paid for the OP either way... I would have dropped the roof on them and called it a day.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:31 No.8755953

    >Because that wouldn't stop someone in the Liberian government, or another part of whatever terrorist group, from revealing the PMC.

    Well shit. It went all the way to the top, not just some dissident group?

    Oh yeah, OP's flight is going to visit those motherfuckers some dark night. I cannot WAIT.

    My god, Steve is an awesome GM. Holy shit.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)04:33 No.8755972
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    I don't doubt it. Steve has shown through what op describes, to be one hell of a GM, tactician, and generally awesome guy. He throws a mean curveball, but nothing 'unfair'. He rewards smart play and cooperation, not to mention really putting his players into some truly difficult situations.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:34 No.8755984

    This, I really can't wait until some of their poorer choices come back later to bite them in the arse.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:34 No.8755985

    They don't know how far it went, that's why corporate intel is looking into it before they act.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:35 No.8755990
    That is such a good description, I don't know where to start to praise it.
    Bravo annon, bravo.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)04:37 No.8756017
    I'm actually having a tough time, re-reading the missions, finding 'bad decisions'. A lot of the fire/don't fire situations are time critical, sometimes it's the wrong airplane at the wrong time in the wrong place, and doing the best they can with that. Other times it's a 'me or them' attitude, which is very human.

    One thing is for sure, there is a movie here, or at least a book.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/24/10(Wed)04:39 No.8756040
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    I'm out for the night, this thread had me up way later than I should have been.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:40 No.8756049
    The way the civilian death toll roughly doubles with each sortie, does anybody want to take a guess as to how they'll manage to kill 800 people on the next mission?

    Well, I guess they don't have to be civilians. If they can kill 800 LIBERIANS, I think that'd be just fine by everybody.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:41 No.8756057
    Well.. it is more like a truck, instead of a car. And it is fully loaded with bricks of heroin, instead of a few joints on the glove compartment.

    And more like dropping an airstrike on the road blockade than shooting the cop that stopped you. And dropping some napalm on the witnesses too for good measure.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:42 No.8756063

    Indeed. The only really bad decisions here all sit at the doorstep of corporate.

    1.) Hey guys, let's take a job with almost no intel for a group of shady characters! We don't know what the target is, we aren't even sure who's really hiring us! Sounds legit, amirite?

    1a.) Oh gosh darn it! Our shady employers are blackmailing us and have dropped the whole PMC in a world of shit! Who'd have thunk it?

    2.) Hey, let's accept a contract from some piece of shit arms dealer to go up against a UNITED NATIONS TASK FORCE. No way there'll be repercussions from this op!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:43 No.8756074
    What on earth are these?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:44 No.8756082

    Eh... piece of shit only morality-wise. He seems to be a pretty big dealer.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:46 No.8756099

    Still, arms dealer who sells weapons to African warlords...or a group of UN warships from an advanced, first world navy supported by a coalition of allied intelligence services.

    My oh my. I totally see why they'd work for the arms dealer.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:48 No.8756120
    No idea, Mig 21 and English Electric Lightning.

    I think.
    >> Air Action Weekly 03/24/10(Wed)04:49 No.8756123
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    Apparently Bout supplies The Company with some of their hardware, might've influenced the decision.

    Anyways, bedtime for me.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:50 No.8756139
    Was to
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)04:56 No.8756183
    You need to take off the heat a little bit.

    Go back to Low Risk missions.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)05:58 No.8756729
    OP? Bravo. Seriously, this is quality gaming. And I love how Steve isn't letting you off the hook for the fuckup.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)06:06 No.8756793
    Nah, mig-21 has lower set wings than that. But you're probably right in guessing it's a mig. I'll try searching for that.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/24/10(Wed)06:12 No.8756838
    Damn, get my internet fixed and by the time I show up the party is long over.

    Let's see, seems I'll have to re-write my CIA story to have the Operations managers trying to figure out where the avenger came from along with everything else.

    First Mission: 6 Bicycles.
    This Mission: A GOD DAMN CRUISE SHIP.

    Good news is that you can look forward to some lucrative contracts from the Russians nape-ing Chechen orphanages, and then maybe you'll get a call from Satan asking if y'all would be willing to drop a GBU-28 on the Pearly Gates.

    Ripe for writefaggotry but jesus shit. You guys are getting beyond human scale for flight name inspiration, perhaps Ebola, AIDS or Plague Flight. Airmen of the Holocaust?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy 03/24/10(Wed)06:12 No.8756841
    Wow, awesome...

    Say OP, do you have a pricelist for planes, weapons, fuels, maintenance and the like?

    And what kind of system do you guys use for the pilots when they're on the ground?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/24/10(Wed)09:09 No.8758066
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    Well this was certainly interesting to wake up to. I go to sleep before anything interesting happens and wake to this. A warship and a FUCKING CRUISELINER sunk.

    >> Fligh/tg/uy 03/24/10(Wed)09:37 No.8758355
    I'm just glad the Dutch vessel is still in working order :P
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)10:45 No.8758954
    I like Steve's style. Succeed or fail, it's never fun and games. It's war, or in this case, murder for money, and there are repercussions, which he refuses to pussy-foot around. The game will eventually end with none of the pilots surviving, one way or another. You don't get to quit this game, someone's going to remember and make sure they pay.

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