The nation of Ferrovia is on the brink of crisis. King Harold lies in a coma without a legal heir. With its absolute monarch incapacitated, the government has ground to a halt; no new taxes can be gathered, no councilors appointed and promises made during the great war remain unfulfilled. The power players of the kingdom gather to plan for potential war following the king's demise. The noble houses back the king's brother Elric in hope of maintaining their influence and stewardship over monarchy while Democrats and their tenuous allies - Communists, are supporting Princess Meredith - the king's sole child known for advocating reformist policies promising a constitutional monarchy. Meanwhile, emergent from significant power gains post- great war ten years ago now,The Military now led by General Barric envisions establishing a junta to prevent both Nobles and Democrats from usurping control.You are an individual of significance - someone with either money or men or political endorsement behind you - having been presented an opportunity by one faction to sit among them:>A Noble from a distinguished house>An Officer with your troops' backing>A Merchant possessing enough wealth to arm and supply a militia>A Militia captain poised for effecting changeFerrovia stands proud as one of world’s most powerful nations albeit one of the few in the world still ruled by an absolute monarchy. The nation's southern region supports large-scale agriculture, making it one of the world's breadbaskets. In contrast, its northern lands are industrial powerhouses churning out high-quality goods few commoners can afford.Ferrovia's eastern territory houses the Kerth Mountain range, providing a plentiful supply of coal and iron to fuel industry. However, poor working conditions and noble management have consigned penal labor forces to work in the mines.A stark reminder of the nation’s internal tensions is evident in Beville - an island once of the industrial powerhouse of the nation lies in ruins following a crushed communist revolution by the military just five years ago.In short, Ferrovia is perched precariously on a precipice; its future teetering between an era of change or potential collapse.(please excuse any grammar or syntax issues English is not my first language and this is my first quest)
>>5717926>An Officer with your troops' backingMILITARY DICTATORSHIP 24/7
>>5717926>>A Merchant possessing enough wealth to arm and supply a militiaTime to back the monarchy in exchange for a title of nobility. Win or die.
>>5717926>>An Officer with your troops' backingWe must Secure our resources with an Iron fist.
>>5717948>>5717971>An Officer with your troops' backingYour train jostles over uneven tracks as it begins to pull into the grand Railroad Station in Ironhaven, Ferrovia's capital city. The skyline is shrouded in thick smoke billowing out from countless city factories. As you step off the somewhat worn Government Train, your gaze falls on the bustling King's Road. This thoroughfare extends all the way from the port straight to the palace. The majority of traffic here comprises horse-drawn vehicles interspersed occasionally with trucks or private cars whisking past. A staff car awaits to take you to the palacewhich branch are you a member of?>Your an army infantry officer>a member of the nations small but fierce armored core>one of the few officers of the paratroopers>a Marine core officer
>>5717977>>one of the few officers of the paratroopersQM this is a super slow board, and most of the posters are American, just keep that in mind.
>>5717984keenly aware Ive lurked here for many years just wanted to get the first choice out of the way
>>5717977>one of the few officers of the paratroopersElite, Seize the Capital, hold the disloyal for hostage
>>5717988May I ask what tech we are at here? or is it coming in an update?
>>5717993The 1920s-30s Industrialization has not yet reached all of the nation and most farmers still make due with plow and oxen
>>5717977>>a Marine core officer
>>5717977>a member of the nations small but fierce armored core
>>5717977>>a member of the nations small but fierce armored core
>>5717977>one of the few officers of the paratroopers
>>5717984>>5717990>>5717977>one of the few officers of the paratroopersYou are a member of the elite First Airborne Division. Men like you are not only credited with winning the Great War but also played a significant part in quelling the communist revolt on Beville Island five years ago.You enter the staff car, taking a seat in the back. The young corporal behind the wheel knows better than to speak to you. The car carries on down the street, with the ride being relatively smooth compared to most of the city's streets, thanks to King's Road modernization - one of the last projects undertaken by the king before he fell ill. You lean back and wait for your arrival at the palace for your meeting with>Prince Elcric The kings brother (monarchist faction) >Princess Meredith (democrat/communist)>General Barric (Millitary Junta)(are these posts too short or would you like them longer?)
>>5718286>>Princess Meredith (democrat/communist)Too short. I prefer longer
>>5718286>>General Barric (Millitary Junta)
>>5718286>Prince Elcric The kings brother (monarchist faction)A tad longer update could be better
>>5718286>Princess Meredith (democrat/communist)
>>5717977I'm only mentioning this because you said English isn't your first language andthe opportunity of people to tell you this will come up only super rarely. In the military, it's corp, not core, we use the French word, so the Marine Corp.
>>5718286>>General Barric (Millitary Junta)Bit longer wouldnt hurt.
>>5718286>General Barric (Millitary Junta)General Antonescu route
>>5718286>Princess Meredith (democrat/communist)Absolute monarchy is cringe.Military Junta's (the full time, not the guys who overthrow a shit governement and actually let elections happen) are cringe.Communists are also cringe.Based democratic state with constitutional monarch (the princes) is pretty damn stable and actually has checks and balances.
currently a tie for Democrats or Junta Ill give it another hour>>5718402Thank you! I had seen it either way but probably wont come up again the Ferrorvian Marine corps is very small actually about the same size as the airborne
Vote for the Junta if you want to play the royalists against the democrats while having fun with the military instead of being bothered by the parlament.Also, we are paratroopers so we can drop commies from airplanes and helicopters when we get those.
>Princess Meredith (democrat/communist)
>princess Meredith (democrat/communist)>>5718289>>5718351>>5718400>>5718507>>5718551You approach the palace gate, entering through a side door specifically marked for official visitors. You are halted by two members of the Fanatical Kingsguard. This battalion-strength unit can trace its lineage back to Ferrovia's founding days. One guard points an Aquila Empire-manufactured Talon submachine gun (Model 1283) at you while his comrade pats you down searching for explosives. The fact that Ferrovia hasn't produced a home-grown submachine gun for the King's Guard is a further sign of stagnation caused by the king's illness. Given the guards' fanatical devotion, it's likely he bought this weapon with his own money. The guard nods to you.The path to the meeting room is unmarked, but one of the King's Guards leads you there. You enter the center of the room, which is dominated by a large oak table. This little council was once focused on railroad modernization, but it has now transformed into a semi-secret group supporting the Princess. The room is almost evenly split - half filled with merchants and militia captains and half with various members of the communist underground identified by their red armbands. You note that you're the only person in military uniform. Glances laden with animosity from communists greet your own armband proudly displaying Airborne's signature crow symbol.Turning your attention to young Princess Meredith at end of table, you take in her youthful face – she’s just 19 years old – along with surprising presence beside her: Knight Commander Alric, leader of King's Guard himself! As she catches sight of you entering formally summons invitingly with her bright smile saying “Ah Major, good to see you! Please join us at table; we should be starting shortly.” >take a seat with the merchants and millita captains>Sit with the princess>sit with the communist although its probably a bad idea
>>5718559>Sit with the princessDon't give an inch to the communists, merchants' only loyalty is to money and militias have no reason to desire anything other than what they think it's best for their little communitis. Enlightened monarchy it is.
>>5718559>Sit with the princessForce a constitutional crisis by marrying her
>>5718559>Sit with the princessLoyal to the crown, but the crown gotta reform to a modern age and the princess is that way.
>>5718559>Sit with the princess
>>5718559>>Sit with the princess
>Sit with the princessI am a loyal Simp to the crown. All hail the princess.
>sit with the princessYou stride up to the head of the table, giving a slight nod to Knight Commander as you take a seat next to him. The intense gaze from both factions comprising reformists bores into you while you sit. It's evident they'd rather serve Her Highness directly than align with Democrats or Communists. The Princess stands and surveys her assorted supporters around the table before speaking. “As it currently stands, there will be no war so long as my father lives.” She leafs through a stack of papers on the table, eventually pulling out a single sheet embossed with the symbol of the royal physician. “However, my father's doctors assert that he has not long to live - six months at most.” She pauses for a moment to gather herself. “That leaves us with very little time to prepare. I have reliable information suggesting that both the army and my Uncle intend to press claims to the throne, which means war is inevitable.”A soft murmur sweeps across the table until one of merchants – a portly fellow – speaks up: “Please excuse me if this seems unsophisticated, but why don't we strike now while others aren't ready?” The Princess pins him with a stern look before responding: “Doing so risks unifying Military and my Uncle against us. We stand better chance of victory by giving ourselves time to accumulate resources and potential allies instead.” One of Communists then poses his question sharply: “And exactly what is our plan?” To which Princess sighs deeply before answering calmly, "Given I am not an experienced military strategist myself; I leave exact strategies upto you all here who are my supporters plus actual commanders - especially since we can't predict accurately what enemy forces might look like once conflict initiates."Would you like to speak up? >Stay quiet >ask a question(write in)(This mostly likely will be the last post of the night if you all would like to name out MC over the night that would be wonderful if not Ill come up with something)
>>5718726>Stay quietLet others do the talking first, makes it easier to make lists later if they will be needed.However, I think we all can agree on broad strokes such as:1-we must not let the communists and the more radical democrats gain an edge over the monarchy during the war2-we must levrage all we can out of our allies, guerillas from the militias, spies and saboteurs from the communists, and make use the democrats give us a good standing with the international community for foreign volunteers.3- hold the capital since what little industry we have should be centered around the capital
>>5718953Concerning industry there are several large industrial centers in the northern part of Ferrovia the capital is only the third largest with the more central city of Gresh being second the the norther port city of Neverfar being far larger.
>>5718964I see, Gresh might be hard to hold since it's in the center of the country but Neverfar's merchants and port workers should easly allign with us.Is it wrong to think that the nobles are based on agricultural estates?
>>5718976thats very much correct the majority of the noble estates are in the agricultural south and most of their power base comes from control of the peasant levies
>>5718981What country are we roughly supposed to be?
>>5718981Hmm, my first thought is that we lead a PR campaign promoting the orderly transition of power and also promising small amounts of social reform to the peasantry.We can then remind the nobility that they’ll get the rope if the peasants actually communize, and so they should be focusing on risk reduction - socialism. With respect to the military, this is more straightforward - we infiltrate the military high commands, identify officers of common birth who would be sympathetic to the Princess’s social reforms, and also identify the older military veterans who are smart enough to realize that a full-fledged rebellion within the nation is an uncertain and blood business.If we can arrest the military leadership for conspiracy prior to open conflict, we can perhaps prevent wide-scale bloodshed
>>5718985names and the like will be English and society is a mix of various culturesalso writing the update now
>Stay quietYou maintain silence to avoid incurring further ire from other attendees at the table. The Princess looks toward Knight Commander Alric as he stands, unfurling a map of Ferrovia. “As it currently stands," he begins, "the majority of our forces are situated within the most significant industrial centers. The largest force is stationed in Neverfar up north with smaller contingents placed in Gresh and Kings Rest, as well as in the capital itself.” He glances up from the map momentarily before directing his gaze towards you. “Major, now that you've joined us - you command the single largest organized fighting force near the capital. Prior to your arrival, I led a scant 200 King's Guard members loyal to the Princess.”One of the older communists present - an individual missing most of his left arm - raises his remaining right one before speaking: “Why do we have so few men deployed within the capital?” Knight Commander acknowledges him with a nod saying appreciatively, "An excellent question Mr. Dyltov! From what I gather based on intelligence obtained; military intelligence seems intent on suppressing any attempts aimed at creating local militias within the cites boundaries, likely intending to set their base here instead of venturing elsewhere." The Commander sifts through more papers until he comes across a single sheet embossed with the symbol for the Royal Army. “As present, Ferrovian Army officially boasts a force of 200,000 men under arms. This vastly outnumbers us, but we find our silver lining in that only about 25,000 of those are professional soldiers while the rest are peasant levies from noble estates,” he explains.The portly merchant – apparently leader of merchant faction – interjects: “And precisely how many forces do we command, Knight Commander?” Alric rummages through some additional documents then pulls out one with handwritten numbers on it. "As per count tallied last night, we have approximately 15,000 armed men and women at our disposal. We anticipate this number to surge drastically once fighting commences. Therefore as per current strategic projection; Elric's forces will always outnumber us and the Military will be much better equipped comparatively but far smaller," He states before sweeping his gaze around room slowly adding optimistically, "However this situation can change swiftly as we expect substantial support from Communist allies in Arbeiteria along with Republics like Masalia".1/2
>>5719207The Princess motions for the Commander to take a seat before she rises herself. “Considering the situation, I urge all of you to begin arming and training new recruits as swiftly as feasible. We must be fully prepared for impending conflict,” she asserts, waving towards a thin merchant dressed in a fine suit who rises and bows curtly to everyone present. “This is Mr. Barstow, owner of Ferrovian Postal Service. Henceforth, you will receive any correspondence from me delivered through his service and are expected to respond likewise.” Holding gaze with each attendee - if only briefly - she concludes her summons stating confidently yet considerately: “I wish everyone safe journeys home – please commence preparations.”>head for the train back to base immediately>speak to the princess>speak to one of the merchants>Head down to one of the arms factories in the capital to pursue their wares
>>5719210>>speak to one of the merchantsfigure out if someone has a metal fabrication facility where they can make a straight blowback submachine gun
>>5719210>Head down to one of the arms factories in the capital to pursue their waresCan we pursue a partnership? Something like "we offer your patronage in exchange for making weapons for us only in bulk." We might need it not only for our troops but also to arm the urban populace should the worst case scenario(enemy troops reaching the capital) happen.
>>5719210>>speak to one of the merchantsIf they have any domestic car production, we could get some armoured cars produced.
>>5719210>>speak to one of the merchantsSee if we can get some cigarettes for our men.
>>5719210>>speak to one of the merchantsSupplies. Supplies and SUPPLIES.We need to use our military experience and their experience in transporting goods to create a good supply network.
>>5719207Some things to be noted:>1 - the NavyIn the case of communist revolutions in Europe, the navy junior officers always sided against the establishment since they were the most educated people in the armed forces with some of the worst jobs. We can levrage the river flotilla and our air force to cut off the lands beyond that river from the rest of the country, meaning that Gresh, Hankton, King's Rest and Albrect's Ford can be sieged into submission. We can also try to make a landing at Clark's Landing, which I guess wil be the HQ of the absolutists since it's the only major city deep in the south.>2 - the CommunistsThere are 2 sides to this problem, the first is that the existance of a foreign communist country means thaf our commies will get infiltrated by them, such was the case with the spanish communists in the Spanish Civil War, they became puppets of the USSR. On the other side, the fact that we have commies aligning themselves with the constitutional monarchists means that they are following Marx's word to the letter and helping kick the country into the liberal revolution stage of their dialects, with them we can learn from the germans who have defanged and subverted their own socialists by implementing the bismarckian welfare state. We should offer them our full support in becoming part of the establishment and thus cutting ties with the radicals.>3 - The CapitalWe need to get full control of the capital as fast as possible, if we are quick enough we might get control over what information leaks from it, we might even delay the news of the king's death by a few days in the best case scenario. The absolutist faction is based on the king's brother, so if a squad was to assassinate him it would leave the Junta to deal with.
>speak to one of the merchantsAt present, your battalion is exclusively equipped with the Ferrovian Model of 1275 - an aging bolt-action rifle model. Despite the army's experiences during the Great War, concepts of submachine gun and light machine gun simply haven't found widespread acceptance yet. After this revelation, you start looking around for merchants who are still engaged in discussions within the meeting room apprehensive regarding the correct representative for requisition talks before choosing to approach the portly merchant who had earlier done most of speaking on behalf of his colleagues. An important thing to keep in mind is you have 700 men under you command currently who are in dire need of new equipment >ask him about new>ask hima bout armoured cars>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs>ask him about support equipment such as mortars and rifle gernades
>>5719321Forgot image also>>5719271The ferrovian navy is relatively small and suffered heavy damage during the great war so in recent years they have relied on their close ally in the Marasila merchant republic to handle most naval matters
>>5719321>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs>ask him about support equipment such as rifle gernadeswe are a light and mobile force. We need extreme firepower improvement without reducing our flexibility and mobilty.Mortars would slow us down and armoured cars are not what we are trained for.
>>5719321>>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs>>ask him about support equipment such as mortars and rifle gernades>>5719334mortars are actually useful for paratroopers at a company level imo. in fact they're probably the heaviest thing we can jump out of a plane with. But that aside, we probably need to take care of weapons procurement for more than just the paratroopers because a bunch of dipshit ideologues aren't going to know what they want or what to do if they got it
>>5719329Small is better than nothing, if they are seaworthy then they shall do.>>5719321>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs>ask him about support equipment such as mortars and rifle gernades
>>5719321>>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs
>>5719359in any case we don't really need the ships per se, though interdiction of enemy shipments will be important. what we need are the junior officers to organize, train, and lead our forces on the ground.
>>5719321>>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs>>ask him about support equipment such as mortars and rifle gernadesArmoured cars might be useful for the militia and any future ground forces on our side, but if we'll be operating solely as an airborne force then there's no need for us to have them.And if the militia captains themselves leave the meeting before discussing procurement, we should do so on their behalf.
>>5719406many of the captains already have their own backers amongst the merchants you honestly joining the game quite lateThe communists seem to have a backers from somewhere outside the country although the source is somewhat obvious considering the largest land border ferrovia holds is with a communist nation
>ask him about submachine guns and LMGs>ask him about support equipment such as rifle gernadesYou approach the portly merchant who gives you a broad smile as he concludes his conversation with one of the captains. “Ah, Major! It's refreshing to find members of the army who sensibly back our esteemed princess,” he exclaims with an air of familiarity, extending his hand in greeting. “I'm Alexander Reed, current proprietor of Ferrovian Locomotive. What can I assist you with?”You reciprocate the handshake then proceed to state your concerns: "I have a matter concerning my men’s equipment - specifically guns that we're in need of urgently; if possible could you recommend someone reliable for procurement?"This solicitation earns another unsettling but seemingly jovial grin from Alexander: “Of course! I'm sure we could conveniently misplace a couple crates meant for marines or regular forces and redirect them towards your battalion instead; care to tell me specifications?” Eagerly, you pull out a small pad containing a list of weaponry required - submachine guns, light machine guns mortars, plus rifle grenades if possible.Alexander takes a moment to fetch pipe from coat making you wait while he fills bowl leisurely before lighting it up replying thoughtfully after a few puffs:” Well Major; I believe I can fulfil about half this list gratis – consider it as contribution towards cause however remaining demand will come at cost. In lieu payment let’s agree on two conditions – firstly any valuable items recovered during missions would be split evenly between us and secondly you would owe me a favor which I may call apon at the time of my choosing”>agree to this deal>haggle>search else for a better deal
>>5719520>agree to this deal“Done, and my pleasure to have made your acquaintance, Mr. Reed. I may call upon you again the future!”
>>5719520>Haggle, Not for a better deal but to have him get more equipment ready for us later. Ask him if he can get us Self Loading/Semi Automatic Rifles and more long ranged Radio Equipment we can mass equip.Mass equipping our units with radios would be amazing actually since we can just call in artillery strikes whenever possible.The SLRs are to help augment our assault units since they can double duty as medium and short ranged weapons.
>>5719520Supporting asking for Radios and Semi-Automatic Rifles for later.>>5719530>Ask him what's usually valuable like if given the chance to steal something, would he prefer we take Oil or Ammunition or What.
>>5719520>>haggleI want terms on the favor if possible. like I am generally willing to do it but not if it is a suicide mission or something of that nature. if it's just an assassination or a prison break or strike breaking or something like that, then sure.
>agree/ ask for more equipment later/ ask specificsTurning a page on your notepad, you begin asking for something more specific: "Could you possibly procure some high-grade equipment like self-loading rifles and portable radios?" A fleeting frown appears on Alexander's face before he responds, "Well Major, I'm primarily an entrepreneur - not an arms dealer per se; thus specific models for self-loading rifles might escape me. However I do have influential acquaintances in Aquila and Marsalia who could dispatch samples to your location allowing you to choose preferred variants post testing." Extending his hand finally for another handshake; this time marking the conclusion of their productive negotiation.“It has been a pleasure Mr….”>Edmund Drayton (Peasant background)>Jacob of house Plith (minor Noble)>Artyom Brantov (Arbeiterian Refugee)
>>5719802You contemplate briefly before posing your query: “What kind of valuables are you interested in exactly?" He grins, takes another puff from his pipe and replies, "Gold or silver ideally – considering most noble houses possess quite a stockpile of such treasures."(lost the top half of the post)
>>5719802>Edmund Drayton (Peasant background)Away with you vile beggar.
>>5719802>>Jacob of house Plith (minor Noble)
>>5719802>Edmund Drayton (Peasant background)
>>5719802>>Jacob of house Plith (minor Noble
>>5719802>>Edmund Drayton (Peasant background)
>>Jacob of house Plith (minor Noble
>Edmund Drayton (peasant background) You bid farewell to the railroad baron, realising that other reformists have already departed - a cue suggesting you too should take your leave. Tracing the same route past Kingsguard checkpoint, you reach the waiting staff car where the corporal still sits dutifully behind the wheel. As you slide into the comfortable confines of the vehicle he respectfully inquires about the next destination: “Shall we head somewhere else or return to station, sir?”Leaning back within plush upholstery, you contemplate various options briefly – contemplating between visiting one amongst the city's numerous arms factories or perhaps dropping by at the local Marine garrison where an old comrade from the Bevill revolt is currently stationed. >The station >Arms factory >marine friend
>>5719955>marine friendWhat's the scuttlebutt amongst the other military branches? How do the enlisted view this power battle - do they have a favorite?
>>5719961amongst normal infantry its solidly behind the Junta. The peasant levies go where their noble officers command. Its amongst specialists where the opinions differ your own division is a mess of opinions and politics your battalion is the most cohesive block in your division though
>>5719955>>marine friendyes, maybe arrange some joint exercises.
>marine Friend The corporal simply nods in response, driving down Kingsroad past the rail station until finally halting at the entrance gate of the capital's Marine Corps garrison. You step out from the staff car, approaching two guards stationed at front – both bearing shouldered rifles who nod acknowledging your presence whilst sparing your uniform and unit insignia only cursory glances as you proceed.Given that base isn’t particularly large but sprawling enough to necessitate time-consuming search for locating someone specific; you decide to head straight for a prominent administration building situated at the heart of the facility. Upon entering, a sole marine sitting behind a desk registers your arrival. “Hello Sir! How may I assist?" he enquires; mostly a toothless smile suggesting a life potentially spent in alot of brawls - not surprising since marines supposedly recruit heavily from the prison population. Responding with a courteous smile of your own, you pose the question: "Could you please tell me if Captain Norton is available currently?”The marine looks through a log book for a moment before speaking up. “He's the officer of the day actually Ill go get him” it only take a few moments before your old friend comes into the office. You had met the man for the first time on Beville five years ago when his unit was the first group to relieve your encircled company at a captured anti aircraft gun. He smiles wide missing both of his front teeth “Edmund! My old friend, what is it you've come to see me about?”>figure out where he stands politically >ask the status of the navy
>>5720491>ask the status of the navy
>>5720491>>figure out where he stands politically
>>5720491>figure out where he stands politicallySecurity first
>figure out where he stands politically“Well norton is there somewhere private we could talk for a moment?” The captain gives you another smile before nodding. “Yeah c'mon we can talk in my office” He leads you into a small office space barely large enough for a desk, two chairs and a shelf filled with mostly bottles of liquor. He takes a seat while pulling out a pair of shot glasses and pouring a shot into each from a bottle that lacks any label. “Pulled this one outta some nobles manor on Bevill not long after I saved your ass back then” You take the glass and sip from it the drink is some form of scotch you think “well Norton I was wondering what your opinion was on what's going on” He takes a sip from his own glass before responding. “Funny I had a man from Military intelligence ask me the exact same question a couple of weeks back, You trying to see if anyones bought me?” The mention of military intelligence makes you wince before you respond “I'm trying to see where my friend sits when the fight starts norton” He sighs “well Edmund lets say im unconvinced”>try to convince him to back the princess>drop it and wish your friend well>warn him to get out while he can
>>5720820>>try to convince him to back the princessI mean if he's unconvinced
>>5720820>>try to convince him to back the princess
>>5720820>>try to convince him to back the princessNo reason not to try
>>5720820>>try to convince him to back the princessyeah I mean that's why we're here innit
>>5720820>try to convince him to back the princess
>try to convince him to back the princessAlright roll me a 1d100best of three higher is better
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>5721264
>>5720820>warn him to get out while he can>try to convince him to back the princessI'd say we start with a bit of a warning before trying to convince him, would probably help us seem less like a mouthpiece who's only here for warm bodies(Which we are OOC), and I also genuinely want this guy to survive.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>5721264
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>5721264
Hey 78 is decent
High 78DC of 35You've convinced himIt takes you a moment to think of something to say to norton before you respond “Look norton ive already picked my horse to back in this race and I wanted to extend and olive branch to you before shit kicks off” He takes a long draw from the labeless bottle “well edmund I kind of figued that was the case who did you pick?” You hold your hand out for the bottle which he gives you and you take your own sip from. “Princess meredith and the reformists” He leans back in his chair “well that's good I was afraid you were going to try and get me to fight for some jumped up nobleman in the south, Ive got some conditions if i'm going to fight for the frilly princess though”He takes the bottle back and drains most of the the bottle in own draw. “I want to fight under you, I won't take orders from communists and finally you dont go throwing my boys into a meat grinder” You lean back into the chair before you respond. “That's fair how many men you got at this point?” He shuffles around on the desk until he pulls out a smudged paper. “120 boys a little over strength for a company but the navies a mess right now so they just keep sending me more men”>tell him to remain in place for now>tell him to begin shifting his men to your posting under the guise of joint training>ask him if he has any ideas
>>5721300>ask him if he has any ideas.>Know any other people that we can get on our side?>they keep sending you more men? Is this also in other units?
>>5721300Supporting >>5721308>tell him to begin shifting his men to your posting under the guise of joint trainingWe can probably snag some equipment for "training purposes", though I'm not sure how subtle it would be.
>>5721300>>tell him to begin shifting his men to your posting under the guise of joint training
>>5721300>>ask him if he has any ideasIt would be perfect if he knew some sympathizers among the officers or at least some ways we could get agitators on the inside
>>5721308+1>Inquire about his political views His anti-commie views probably stem from Beville 5 years back (which we most likely share). We should be honest about there being a sizeable amount of communists in the princesses' faction.
>>5721300>>tell him to begin shifting his men to your posting under the guise of joint trainingI agree that fighting under the communists is a bad idea and we need to be ready to protect the princess and the other liberal minded reformists from foreign interference if it comes to that. chances are even if we purge the commies their benefactors will still work with us in the absence of any real alternatives.but then if we go off the spanish civil war the commie benefactors were actually pretty useless and only sent token support so it doesn't matter anyway.anyway, joint training it is. we also want his men in a position where they can rapidly train and lead volunteers if it comes to that.
>>5721350also worth noting that the communists only succeed in times and places where they are the most reckless and violent faction in their coalition so if we're willing to be more reckless and violent than they are, earlier, we can purge the leadership and absorb their rank and file.
>>5721300>>tell him to begin shifting his men to your posting under the guise of joint training>>ask him if he has any ideas
>>5721300>tell him to remain in place for nowHis 120 men can act as reserves should we or any other liberal squad in the city need it. Also, he said that he keeps receiving men so we have 2 incentives to keep him on standby, number 1 is so that he keeps gaining men and number 2 so that we don't get infiltrated should spies number among the new marines.By the way, QM can the navy's remaining ships operate as an ad hoc river flotilla?
>tell him to begin shifting his men to your posting under the guise of joint training“The navies a mess, what's going on with that?” you give him a questioning look. He sighs while leaning back. “Well word is there's be outright brawls on both of the Heavy cruisers and one of the destroyers has supposedly already gone AWOL sailing west and turning pirate I aint sure how true that is, but Grand Admiral Ericson has already ordered the bridge crew of one light cruisers to penal labor out east for treasonous behavior he said” You take the bottle back and drain the last of it. The fact the naivy is full of unrest is not news but the extent of it is truly mind boggling. “I want you to start moving your men to my posting at Fort Gabriel. You'll be safer there from whatever the General Barric has planned for the capital.You take your leave not long after heading back to the staff car and telling the young corporal to drive you back to the stationYour current forces equal700 Airborne troopers armed with aging equipment considered elite due to training and combat experience120 Marines who are trained to a regular standard armed with rifles and a pair of Halberd Amphibious landing vehicles Troops in Ferrovia come in four types of skill the higher the skill the harder they are to kill and the harder they fightLevyGreenRegularEliteNow that we are out of the capital things will begin to speed up every week that passes in the quest I will roll on whether or not the king continues to live If you have any questions about our equipment/standing or history of ferrovia feel free to ask Ill answer them before I post the update of you arriving back at Fort Gabriel tomorrow
>>5721574>Question (Historial, geopolitical situation)Which nations are allied to Ferrovia, and which ones are enemies, how have these relations changed over time?I'm interested in nations which share our culture/language, government form and/or dynasty, we trade heavily with, or have political ties with rooted in shared history.
>>5721574Can we get some more map detail when your not busy? Like Nation borders, roads, small towns, Military bases?
>>5721601Ferrovia is allied to the Merchant republic of Marasalia which is to the west this alliance came about due to the great war and is shaky at best. the last real nation to hold dynastic ties to ferrovia was the kingdom of Arbeiteria which fell to communist revolutionaries halfway through the great warThe primary rivals of Ferrovia was the Corelias empire which collapsed into several warring states after losing the great war. The other rival was the Aquila empire which ferrovia actually fought on the same side of due to obligations to Arbeiteria>5721616Will do but i may take some time
No update till later tonight some things have come up
The trip to Fort Gabriel is short with the fort only being 45 kilometers from the capital a short walk from the rail station to come up to the front gate guarded by two men from the Army air corp they nod to you as you pass through. You walk past the various barracks even passing by a group of would-be troopers being drilled by one of the instructors.Fort gabriel is home to the First Airborne Division of which you command the second battalion of five. The fort is also home to the air Corp pilots and maintenance staff attached to the First airborne. You make your way up to your office before taking a set wondering what your next move should be>touch base with your battalion XO (instant)>begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)>look for allies in the nearby town (1 week)The current date isSeptember 12th 1284 7th year of Harold’s Reign
>>5722472>>touch base with your battalion XO (instant)
>>5722472>touch base with your battalion XO (instant)
>>5722472>>begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)well the more people that we have on our side the better
begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)
>>5722472>begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)
>touch base with your battalion XO (instant)You stand and walk to your officer door leaning out your eyes are drawn to a young private walking past “private could you go get captain Taylor for me please” The private comes to attention quickly “yes sir!” He runs off to find your XO. It only takes a few moments before Taylor arrives a staunch democrat he was one of the easier officers to bring to you side. “How are the men doing taylor?” you ask him as he enters. He lights a cigarette before responding “good sir had some small brawls between a couple of our boys and some monarchists from 1st battalion but besides that we should be fine” you nod before asking a question that's be gnawing at you “The colonel?” Taylor grimaces through his cigarette “Still drunker than a skunk and whoring like no tomorrow” >begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)>look for allies in the nearby town (1 week)
>>5722888>>begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)
>>5722888>begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)
Rolled 43 (1d100)>begin trying to turn the other Majors in the battalion (1 Week)Alright roll me 1d100DC of 70 best of threealso rolling for kings health over the week
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>5722965>>5722967>One minute offWell at least I get to roll for first
>>5722971Maybe I shouldn’t have
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>5722965
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>5722965
>>5723007very nice save
The week is spent speaking to a couple of the other majors in the division. You really only have luck with Major Nichlson who commands 1st battalion. He doesn't have control of much of his his battalion only bringing you another 100 troopers but every body countsnew troop count comes to 800 airborne 120 marinesAt the end of the week the first of the pilfered weapons begin to arrive with 80mm mortars and a couple crates of Aquila manufactured sub machine guns>issue the sub machine guns to every man your able>issue them to NCOs and officers
>>5723672>>issue the sub machine guns to every man your ableDuring WW2 officers were given sub machine guns and thanks to that they would be singled out to be targeted. Better to ensure regulars get the guns, especially if we are ever planning to fight in an urban environment. Since sending officer to clear buildings is just wasteful.
>>5723672>issue the sub machine guns to every man your ablElite troops need force multiply weaponry.
>>5723672>issue the sub machine guns to every man your able
>>5723672>>issue them to NCOs and officers
>>5723672>issue the sub machine guns to every man your ableLets go boys
>>5723672>>issue the sub machine guns to every man your able
>>5723672>>issue the sub machine guns to every man your ableif the fighting starts in the cites we need the right equipment for it
>issue the sub machine guns to every man your ableYou decide its best if you issue them to as many of your men as you can at least until the first of the LMGs and self loading rifles arrive. The first of the crates are broken open and begun to be handed out it should take at the current rate of delivery six weeks for you to outfit all of second battalion with sub machine gunsThe sub machine gun model in question is the Aquila empire manufactured Talon Model of 1283 the 9x19 weapon is fed by a top loaded magazine and has mad a name for itself as the preferred weapon of organized crime In six weeks the 700 men of second battalion should be outfitted with modern weaponsSeptember 19th 1284 7th year of Harold’s Reign>Train with the mortars and new guns (1 Week)>Try to find other reformists amongst the division (1 Week)>Write in
>>5724521>Try to find other reformists amongst the division (1 Week)>Read the different newspapers of the country to look at the propaganda used by different sides.
>>5724521>>Try to find other reformists amongst the division (1 Week)
>>5724521I’ll support >>5724529 as well
Rolled 2 (1d100)>Try to find other reformists amongst the division (1 Week)>Read the different newspapers of the country to look at the propaganda used by different sides.alright roll me a 1d100 for recruitment DC is 65 higher is better and also rolling for kings health
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>5725471uh oh
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>5725471>Rolled 2 (1d100)Oh no.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>5725471King= ded
>>5725581I wouldn't says hes dead but you've lost a month on his expected life expectancy if I had rolled a 1 then he would be deadalso writing
>>5725586So more of a dead is cleaning his sythe and waiting?
The week is spent trying to turn other troopers, gaining another company worth bringing you up to a total of 900 airborne troopers; there probably aren't any more troopers you can turn in the division. The end of the week is marked by the arrival of norton and his marines it seems your friend has decided to Motorize his company as he's found/stolen several trucks along with his two Halberd Amphibious landing vehicles Knowing what the other groups are claiming is important to knowing their plans so you seek out newspapers and newsletter for them. It's not hard to find them as there are representatives of both groups in the division. The military Junta is using the army newspaper to spread claims that the communists control the reformists and that prince elric is a coward due to his non involvement during the great war The Monarchists papers are harder to find but you manage it. The things the Prince has printed in the papers are truly abhorrent from claiming the princess is not truly the king's child to claiming the communists have already begun to round up people and execute them. There is oddly no mention of the Junta in them either they think the military is no threat or that they have no idea about them. You do receive a short letter from the princess mentioning the kings health has deteriorated during the week and warns all units to be ready for combat. The first of the LMGs arrive and are issue to the men with one in each squadTroop totals900 Airborne troopers with semi modern equipment120 Marines shaped into impromptu motorized >Train with the new equipment (1 Week)>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weapons>write In
>>5725595>Train with the new equipment (1 Week)>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weaponsLet's just say the paperwork on army warehouses will say a higher number then the stuff than what it is in reality. (let's take some lessons from our marine brothers.)>Start spreading leaflets and grafiti about the messages of the promises of the princes and to combat divisive news and lies. (of course our news will be the facts. (cough cough)) We do not have the funds for a full newspaper>Start looking at gathering support along the airforce. (we need planes to take advantage of our airborne qualities and it will allow us to redeploy at a rapid pace.)
>>5725595>>Train with the new equipment (1 Week)>>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weapons>start setting up safehouses that can be used by your men
>>5725595I’ll support the first three >>5725600 I doubt we’d be able to look for support from the air force while training, looking for ammo, and spreading propaganda
>>5725595>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weaponsWe can not train much without getting ammo for the weapons first.Question, what parachute technology do we have? do they have risers or are they just strapped to the back of the soldier?
>>5726070The parachutes you have are mix of the old fixed ones and risers the airborne where in the midst of replacing them when funding for them ran out.Ferrovias paratrooper programs is one of the most advanced in the world actually and has the record for number of combat jumps
>>5725595>>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weapons
>>5725595>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weapons
>Train with the new equipment (1 Week)>Seek out a source of ammunition for the new weapons>Start spreading leaflets and grafiti about the messages of the promises of the princes and to combat divisive news and lies. (of course our news will be the facts. (cough cough)) We do not have the funds for a full newspaper Training with the new weapons begins and the rest of the men in the division obviously notice the new guns but cant really do anything about it. In terms of ammunition the ammo for the lmgs are easy to get sharing the same caliber as the aging bolt action rifles. The 9mm for the pistols and shells for the mortars take a bit more work but your in luck and norton knows someone who works in procurement and manages to get you a small supply. The rest of the week is spent using the battalion's typewriters and clerks to begin spreading a small new letter to the local area fighting against the lies of the Junta and the Prince Elric. Toward the end of the week your sitting in your office proofreading one of these newsletters when a young private pokes his head in and informs you there's a man in a business suit wishing to speak to you at. Curious, you tell the private to let him in. An aging man wearing a sharp suit enters ”Ah Mr Drayon a pleasure to meet you Ive been informed you have some interest in some new rifles for your men Im Theodore Hasapis I represent a few companies in Marasalia who have some designs they want to send to market are you still interested?”>You are still interested in the self loading rifles>you are not>write in
>>5726348>You are still interested in the self loading riflesBetter to hoard guns so we can arm our militias and the enemy cannot upgrade theirs.
>>5726348>>You are still interested in the self loading riflesThe more modern weapons we have flowing in the better, having multiple companies delivering helps facilitate this before the king croaks.Secondly, I'd like to see specifics about these designs before we find ourselves buying something which doesn't work according to our needs or is inconvenient to maintain/supply.
>>5726348>You are still interested in the self loading rifles
>>5726348>>You are still interested in the self loading rifles
>>5726348>>You are still interested in the self loading riflesYes.
>>5726348Hey QM, I just wanna say thank you for running this. I love World War and Political stories and I appreciate the work you put into this.
>>5726577Thank you! I wasn't sure if anyone was going to be interested in this weird kind of mish mash
>>5726621I quite enjoy planning for and equipping military units, I know a lot of people don't speak so much but I'm sure they love that sort of thing too since you have a decent number of voters.btw I can't remember if this has been asked but uhh who actually controls the planes? I mean we're probably fine just being motorized assault units but like... do we have the pilots actually flying us behind enemy lines on our side? At first thought, I feel like they'd be on a slightly separate command structure.
>>5726624The pilots attached to the airborne are all loyal to you and by and large most of the airforce is also loyal to the princess due to the army flight school being a very liberal establishment
>>5726621I’m also a sucker for this type of story, thanks QM it’s been a pretty enjoyable read>>5726626Well that’s pretty helpful
>You are still interested in the self loading riflesYou stand walking up to Mr Hasapis and shaking his hand “ of course I am I take it you brought me some samples?” He smiles a sleazy grin at you and responds “of course shall we head down to the range and look at them?” It only takes a few minutes for Mr hasapis to get his samples brought down to the firing range for you to look at. He has three full length rifles laid out on the table for you to look at and one smaller rifle as wellRadtke Model 1280 8 round internal magazine chambered in 7.62 the same caliber as the current Ferrovian service rifle manufactured in Marasalia less than 4 years ago this rifle has yet to see widespread combatLegionnaire V1270: Released in 1270 chambered in the common .303 with 6 round internal magazine rifle this rifle originally hails from Arbeitria and flooded the market after the countries falling out of the great war and communist revolution this rifle is battle tested and is know for its reliability Rapid FSR-1283 chambared in the Aquila 8mm this rifle has a 10 round external magazine but is un battle tested and is rumored to have teething issues out of the boxThe last rifle is a short stubby little thing Its a Kharadian Arms factory product Kharadian being one of the oldest arms factories in Ferrovia with a long history of supplying the Royal army these days they are know for their High quality shotguns but they seem to have supplied a sample in the form of theFeatherweight 1284 Carbine a Self loading design fed by a external 12 round box magazine these rifles are a complete unknown more of a prototype the good news is all of the rifles you will get will be straight off the lineYou merchant contact has agreed to pay for the delivery for either one or two types of these rifles select either one or two rifles to adopt
>>5726727>Radtke Model 1280the same type of ammo that of our old rifles have so less of a logistic nightmare.>Featherweight 1284 Carbinegoing by its name its light enough for the soldiers with the old fixed parachute to carry, as it was one of the disadvantages of the parachute.
>>5726727The Legionnaire for sure, a reliable gun with ammo we can easily get should be a godsend throughout the war but I don’t know about adding any of the others from the list. I’m leaning towards the Featherweight but I wanna see what other anons think before I make my final vote
>>5726727>Featherweight 1284 Carbine>arms factories in FerroviaDomestically produced means we'll get our hands on them faster and there will be no political bullshit preventing supply.>one of the oldest arms factories>complete unknownIt might prove to have some undiscovered design flaws given it is unusual, but I'll trust their experience. Better let our men put it through some rigorous testing of our own first with that initial batch and get the factory feedback, maybe also negotiate a discount on account of it being untested so we don't break the budget buying a defective product, doubt these are cheap.I'm guessing that the merchants can only buy so many rifles, so I'd rather not stretch that and instead invest it solely into a rifle with obvious advantages rather than ones similar to those we already have.
>>5726727>Featherweight 1284 CarbineBetting on the dark horse.
>>5726727>Radtke Model>Featherweight 1284 CarbineThese two should be good
>>5726727>>5726797Alright I’m making my final vote >>Legionnaire V1270>>Featherweight 1284 Carbine
>>5726577+1 for the political stuff and world building>>5726727>Legionnaire V1270>Radtke Model 1280Going for these as the ammo they use should be easily accesible to us.But most importantly, can we get some of our men (both experienced and newbies) to come over and test out all the rifles? Maybe they have a preference, they will be using them after all.
>>5726727>Radtke Model 1280Existing ammo stockpiles, go!
>>5726727>Radtke Model 1280>Legionnaire V1270
>>5726727>Featherweight 1284 CarbineWhy are you people voting for two carbines we're already filled with SMGs and LMGs.Trying to adopt a second Semi Auto Rifle just adds to more cost and logistics which we can use for other equipment like Airdropped Tanks or RPGs/Recoiless Rifles later.
Radtke 5Featherweight 6Legionnaire 3Rapid 0 You pick The Featherwheight 1284 and the Radtke Model 1280 a mix of a domestic rifle and a foreign one. The Marasallian arms dealer shakes your hand and informs you the first shipment of carbines can be at Fort gabriel within the week the first shipment of Radtke’s is going to be here next month as they have to be shipped across the foggy sea from the Marsalia Isles.>continue to train with the new equipment (1 Week)>ask around the loyal officers and see if they have contacts of note (1 week)>write in
>>5727220> Continue to train with the new equipment and drill close assault tactics into their soul (1 Week)One more week of training before the fight we've been preparing for too long. Make sure that each of our men is worth 5 regular soldiers in a close-quarters engagement and that they're masters in using shock and awe. Dirty fighting needs to be ingrained in their heads, anything to win and anything to survive.The plan is to make the coup quick and capture/execute any high-ranking targets before they can react.
>>5727223Honestly your airborne are worth at least 10 Levy troops which is good because the Nobles have a potential army of 100k-150k
>>5727226Conscripts won't matter so long as we can purge their officers/commanders. Regular people just wanna stay at home and mind their own business instead of having to fight for a bunch of dickwads that don't even care about them.
>>5727220>write-inOffer to give basic training to the communists and supply them with some of our older rifles. It will make them more combat effective while also solidifying our relations and keeping any forgeign influence at bay.
>>5727226>>5727220Btw what are the major strategic targets like highways, factories and defensive lines in play right now?Of course storming the capital's our biggest objective but the moment we storm the capital and get whatever high-rank officials we need I say we airdrop to any nearby industrial areas if it's feasible before people start getting ready to counter us.
>>5727230The communists seriously despise you. Your unit played a big role in destroying the last communist revolt and you yourself are a combat veteran of that revolt>>5727236 The blue line is this map is the current planned defensive line planned by the Princess with neverfar being a massive port city and hankton being the second largest industrial city in the country. The Reformist forces are at this point he smallest of the factions but has a great potential for recruitment when the war starts holding any more territory is most likely not possible at the start of the war.Note You are currently south of that blue line which mean you most likely will start the war behind enemy lines the blue dot is you
>>5727220>ask around the loyal officers and see if they have contacts of note (1 week)>>5727198Just so we have a backup rifle if for some reason one of the two rifles becomes unavailable/unusable. But you make a good point, we'll see how it affects our logistics during the war. If needed we could drop one of the rifles over time.
>>5727220>continue to train with the new equipment (1 Week)if we are giving our old equipment to our allies then it would be better given to the militias or the merchants on our side.do we have an airfield near or when everything goes down we have to haul ass to our territory on land?
>>5727256Well we're a paratrooper unit and Fort Gabriel, where we are, is where our unit is based so yes this fort has an airbase. We're going to be storming the capital when the war happens though since we're the closest most well trained unit near the capital. We're probably gonna need to leave a couple hundred men and the marines to man the fort when it happens.Maybe leave them the Attack Planes too since mobile AA is hard to get and it'd help them hold the place. We wouldn't be able to use them so well in the capital.
>>5727220If we have CAS planes under our control.>Start setting up listening stations and strong points around Fort Gabriel so we can call air support on any supply or attack convoys moving past.If we don't have CAS planes.>Continue training assault tactics.
>>5727220Supporting this >>5727267, we might be a CQC specialized unit but using CAS our people can take out targets out in the open and take out any units coming towards the capital to seize it.
>>5727267In terms of aircraft you have the majority of the transport aircraft in the army and a total of 8 aging Biplanes designed for air superiority although it wouldn't be hard to modify them for a CAS role I would like to note the capital is going to be flooded with regular army units and The first and second armored divisions as they have very close proximity with the capital
>>5727280Bah we're airborne, we're meant to be surrounded. Besides all we really need to contend with are the army units, the capital is an urban environment so we can probably mostly avoid the tanks and depending on how fast our planes our we could get into the capital way before them.Also I assume nobility has control over the tanks and the army has control over the army so it'd be a three way brawl.
>>5727220>>ask around the loyal officers and see if they have contacts of note (1 week)
>>5727220>ask around the loyal officers and see if they have contacts of note (1 week)Do we have any (potential) benefactors to finance and arm our coup once we take the capital ?
>>5727220>>continue to train with the new equipment (1 Week)
Rolled 25, 90 = 115 (2d100)4 for Contacts6 for trainThe week is spent working on close assault drill as you figure the fighting is going to be the worst in the cities. Your experience at Beville telling you that urban combat is the worst part of modern warfare. The men seem to take to the Submachine guns and LMGs well with the first of the carbines arriving.Alright I need a roll of 1d100 for the build quality of the Carbinesalso rolling for next months event and kings health
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>5727912
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>5727912
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>5727912best of three or just the first one?
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>5727912Roll
>>5727934>5Guess the King aint gonna make it
>>5727934Best of three and sorry about the short update today next one will be larger as you lot did roll a pretty neat eventAlso at the beginning of next thread I wished to ask if you all would be ok with a bit of a flash back to the battle of Beville to test out how combat will work
>>5727951Do et, introduce a couple members of our command section/squad/group too so we can delegate some work or have people assist us instead of doing everything seemingly on our own.
>>5727951>next threadSo the next two months when it may fall of the board.Yeah, it could be good to feel how combat works, maybe could also be from the perspective of another character or faction to not cause conflicts or be limited to what we already know in the present.
>>5727936Read again anon, QM rolled a 90 on the kings health and we got a 52 for build quality on carbines >>5727951Next update or next thread? We still have a ways to go before the thread needs to get archived. Either way flash back tutorial sounds good
>>5727990Hopefully we can exchange combat data to the army company and get the teething issues sorted before raiding the capital.Not having semi auto rifles isn't the end of the world, annoying but we can rely on the LMG for rapid medium range fire.
>>5727990Could be in this thread I suppose not the next update though Im still working out the exact way I want to run combat
>>5727992Arms company*.Phone posting rip.
>>5727994We have basically full control of Fort Gabriel at this point yeah?
>>5728004Somewhat you have the majority of those willing to fight under your control but taking the fort proper will need to happen when this kicks off
>>5728019Cool, we just need a written letter by the princess handing us control of the fort to give us legitimacy when we take over the place and a map of the capital then we should be good.If capturing the monarchist leaders becomes unfeasable we can try to steal the two heavy cruisers using our marines as mediators to convince the crew. The dock is an obvious target if decapitation of the Monarchists isn't feasable, we can destroy it to hobble any monarchist reinforcements/trade from coming in from overseas or use the shore artillery to sink the docked ships.The monarchists are gonna scale well along with us since they can hire mercenaries or use their vast wealth to quickly ready themselves so we gotta take them out and steal their reserves for ourselves first.
>~Monarchists - Duke Elric - Filled with Nobility+Backed by Nobility+LOTS OF MONEY+Nobles have a large number of household guard+Controls the Southern Breadbasket and most food production+Has the highest number of troops on paper+LIKELY CONTROLS NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE+Likely controls the very few but incredibly difficult-to-counter armored units-Household Guard Skills will vary-Non Standardised Equipment-Likely Filled with low-morale conscripts-Unlikely to be a cohesive group. Nobles are stuck-up pricks>~Reformists - Princess Meredith - Filled with Meredith's Clique and Belligerent Communists+HIGHEST CLAIM TO THE COUNTRY.+HIGH PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES TO THE NORTH. CONTROLS BOTH LARGEST AND SECOND LARGEST PRODUCTION CITIES.+Princess seems relatively popular to the people.+Can quickly raise militia and communist units from the people.+Incredibly highly skilled professional units.+Good amount of money and mercantile contacts+/-Expecting Communist Support from overseas+/-Large numbers of militia units are effectively backed/controlled by merchants-ALLIED WITH NON-LOYAL COMMUNISTS-Low standing army numbers.-Incredibly low professional army units.>~Military Junta - General Barric - Filled with Military Veterans and Trained Soldiers+PROFESSIONAL ARMY+Controls the regular army infantry+Large number of veterans+Access to the country's stockpiles of advanced equipment+Control over the mountains and mines to the East-Likely low amounts of money and mercantile contacts-NO CLAIM TO COUNTRY-Mines are manned by penal labor-Apparently the lowest number of people, General Barric is likely able to turn high-ranking officers though.[WILD CARDS]>~Navy - No Leader+/- Fractured and Infighting. Different Captains are supporting different factions+/- Possible Mutiniying, we might be able to buy some of the captains' loyalty-Incredibly small, only two heavy cruisers and one destroyer were mentioned. Unlikely to have many more ships than that, maybe some light cruisers and destroyers.>~Airforce/Paratroopers+Leaning Towards The Princess+Full of Veteran Units, Integral to Putting Down a previous Communist revolution+Elite and Well Educated Unit+We have the backing of the 1st Batallion Commander and some of his men.-Seemingly poor quality officers-Likely hated by the communists-There are Monarchists and Most Likely Juntas here.-1st Batallion seems filled with Monarchists and don't listen to their commander>~Marasila merchant republic - Leader Unknown+/- Allied to Ferrovia/Our Country+/-Helps pick up the slack of our damaged Navy-No Strong Ties to the country
>>5728341couple of things I wish to clarify The mines are controlled by the NobillityThe armored units are undoubtedly loyal to General BerricThe communists straight up hate youThe navy at this point has 2 Heavy cruisers of modern design5 Light cruisers of modern design 23-24 destroyers of aging design (one has apparently gone pirate you dont knowand around 30 Motor torpedo boats that pull double duty as river patrol boats Oh and the Marasila Republic is undoubtedly selling to all sides as many of the arms companies are desperate for sales Otherwise fantastic summary
>>5728353Hmm even grabbing a couple of light cruisers would serve us incredibly well in the future but my military guy pointed out a possible plan. Hopefully, we can discuss this with the princess later before the king dies.He pointed out that>WE SHOULD NOT PARADROP. Even for the meme, we'd take massive amounts of casualties and since we're basically the only other professional unit in our faction we'd be screwing the princess over since we can't be replaced.Once the king dies and we take over the fort, we'll hopefully try to land in the capital using a nearby airport. So long as we're quick/king's death isn't widespread, anybody guarding the airport is unlikely to just fire on us so we can move our troops quickly without the spread of a paradrop.>We might need to coup the fort before the king dies.There's just too much riding on a quick strike to the capital for us to have to deal with the fort, it's risky but I think it'd be worth to coup Fort Gabriel and then lock it down using the Marines as Guards.>We should use the King's Guard to Lock Down The Palace.They're basically based there anyway so it's their home field. Hopefully they can lock it down and capture Duke Elric or at least a bunch of his loyalists. Army Intelligence is gonna be a huge problem though.>Depending on how things go we should fly Meredith into the capital and crown her immediately.Even if we have to leave the capital afterwards, it'd give us legitimacy hopefully. We can at least survive a palace siege with our troops even if it'd be meatgrinder.
Your filling out some paperwork concerning all of the new equipment you've received, mostly just covering their source with some bureaucratic red tape. When Captain Norton arrives at your office door you let your friend offering him a seat before he begins to speak. “ Revolt in the east, boss.” The surprise is evident on your face as he lights a cigar one far too nice for him to have gotten legally before you respond. “Who started it, the army or Elric?” He lets the smoke linger for a moment before expelling it into a large cloud before responding. “Neither Penal colonies in the Kresh have risen up and slaughtered their guards. My brother sent a telegram this morning. He works on one of the Rail lines that cater to the mines That's how he knows.” You excuse your friend for the moment as you wonder why you had to hear this second hand from Norton and not Military telegram? The answer simply either being they dont know or dont care the mountain mines are owned and operated by the nobility and of course the nobles wouldnt care to tell others about a fuck up this large. While a big deal the Revolt in the mountains are far away and simply not your problem currently. The real question is how do you want to spend your week?October 1st 1284 7th year of Harold reign>look for contacts amongst the officers (1 week)>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week)>write in
>>5728398>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week)lets start making solutions to inmediate problems.
>>5728398>look for contacts amongst the officers (1 week)King seems to be in good health lets increase value
>>5728398>look for contacts amongst the officers (1 week)
>>5728398>>look for contacts amongst the officers (1 week)
>>5728398>>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week)
>>5728398>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week)If we take the fort, even if we can't take the capital we can keep it in check. Plus we gotta make sure as many Paratroopers survive we can use later.
>>5728398>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week
>>5728398>look for contacts amongst the officers (1 week)Primarily from the Navy. We need to assemble every captain who's on our side so they can begin the preparations for war.>>5728360>>We might need to coup the fort before the king dies.I don't think we can. If we fire the first shot before the king dead & the claims to the throne are declared, it'd look like we're attempting a coup, therefore drawing ire from both the Royalty and the Junta.
>>5728398>organize a meeting with officers of the fortNo need to prepare to take the fort if everybody is on our side, just need to find out if they are first, then we could focus elsewhere. If not, then this is an opportunity to convince them. Things might escalate quickly if they aren't though.>>look for contacts amongst the officers (1 week)
>>5728510>>5728496>The week is spent trying to turn other troopers, gaining another company worth bringing you up to a total of 900 airborne troopers; there probably aren't any more troopers you can turn in the division.We've tried turning officers and it was DC 70, first roll and we don't have any new incentives to give people. Also we've convinced pretty much all the individual troopers. Of course there's probably gonna be a lot of neutral people that don't wanna take a side but the Air Force is supposed to be princess leaning and previous posts seem to imply we've got all the people willing to take our side on our side. All we really need to do is take down the major Monarchist members in 1st Batallion before keeping everyone under lock and key for a couple weeks, we can commit to an information blackout. Unlike with the mines we have the chance to keep things hush hush.King's not gonna last long, even with a good health roll he's already in a coma and rolled terribly before which cut his time a couple weeks when he only had a couple months at the start.
>>5728398>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week)
>>5728535>The week is spent speaking to a couple of the other majors in the division. You really only have luck with Major Nichlson who commands 1st battalion. He doesn't have control of much of his his battalion only bringing you another 100 troopers but every body count>Somewhat you have the majority of those willing to fight under your control but taking the fort proper will need to happen when this kicks offYeah there's gonna be a lot of neutrals who don't wanna take a side, only 1st Batallion is likely to be a problem.Diplomacy has its place but we control basically 90% of the people willing to pick sides and our character is focused on combat, tactics and strategy. We're not a full diplomancer, if we plan well enough nobody needs to die.Just get the princess to get us some trumped up orders to keep our colonel under lock pending court marshal. Call it dereliction of duty for his whoring, drinking and incompetence or something.We can keep the fort under lockdown then put everybody not on our side on heavy PT so they'll be too exhausted to try anything. Supply delivery taking can be handled by our men or the marines.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>Begin prepping for taking the fort if need be (1 Week)Alright roll me a 1d100 best of three higher the betterto get atleast one option DC us 45 also rolling for kings health
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>5728674The king will kick it far sooner with those rolls than later.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>5728674
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>5728674>>5728675Nice roll but yeah the King's not gonna last long, he's been rolling shit roll after shit roll for his health.
The week is spent investigating taking the fort at your best guess your going to need to take five locations. The armory, Comms building, gatehouse, Administration and the Air control tower for the airfield. The current guess between the Junta and Monarchists your looking atleast 400 paratroopers who will fight you if they manage to arm themselves. The good news is they won't have access to modern equipment like you do so if it does turn into a fight your going to be better armed.The shipments of arms continue to flow in with you now starting to build a respectable stockpile of the older Bolt action rifles. The new equipment increases the morale in the battalion and Norton as well seems to have begun to recruit men from the local town to his improvised motorized company.8th of september 1284 7th year of harold reign >continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week) >Look for contacts amongst the officers (1 Week) >write in
>>5728731>>Look for contacts amongst the officers (1 Week)
>>5728731>>Continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)Might as well get this over with, if we don't have to kill our comrades it'd be for the best.
>>5728731>>Continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)
>>5728731>>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)we need to take total control of the fort with out killing anybody preferably
>>5728731>>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)
>>5728731>Continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)
>>5728731>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)
>>5728731>Look for contacts amongst the officers (1 Week)
Rolled 81 (1d100)alright 1d100 for how planning goes best of three DC is 65 also kings health as usual
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5729276
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>5729276Boobs
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>5729276Dude will never die. Maybe we should start a affair with the princess to give him a heart attack.
The week goes by slowly as you gather information your going to need for taking the fort ammunition stockpiles guard rotations but it's made quite difficult due to the jumbled mess that is the division's paperwork.The revolt in the kresh mountains sounds like its ramping up in intensity apparently the prisoners have begun to raid out of their former prison and now are raiding rail lines like common bandits. Which is appropriate because they are.>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)>Look for contacts amongst the officers (1 Week)>write in
>>5729308>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)>>5729296Dude's on borrowed time, he only had a few months at the start.>>5729308Anyway we can speed this along we've been doing nothing but plan since the start of the quest.
>>5729308>>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)
>>5729308>>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)>Send a letter to the princess asking if she can send us anybody to help with logistics or intelligence expertise to help us lock down the fort later.
>>5729308>prisoners have begun to raid out of their former prison and now are raiding rail linesWait, where is the Kharadian Arms factory located? Are the trains delivering our new rifles in danger of running into bandits?
>>5729308>>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)>>5729350Supporting
>>5729357Kharadian arms company are present in Albrechts ford and the Capital of Ironahven they should be fine
>>5729308>Look for contacts amongst the officers (1 Week)
>>5729308Hey that’s a good idea, adding that >>5729350 to my vote
>>5729308>continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)we could also do like Norton and start recruiting from nearby towns to train them with the old rifles.
>>5729308>Continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)>>5729350Supporting, we really should be asking the princess for some help. We're basically irreplaceable and I'm pretty sure one of her major advantages is that she has a lot of smart, liberal friends.
>>5729308>write in>Ask our friend Norton what he thinks of the prison revoltWe know Marines used to recruit from the prison population. Is the revolt affecting his current recruitment, affecting morale/sentiment of former prisoners in his men?>Try to get to know more about what's happening with the prison revolt.Were there a lot of communists imprisoned after the revolt on Beville? Perhaps Arbeiteria is involved in trying to set up a seperate communist faction in the upcoming civil war. It could be good intel to find out more about what's taking place at the mountains since they're our border with Arbeiteria (right?).
>Continue to plan for taking the fort (1 Week)Also sending a note to the princess for help with Intel Roll me a 1d100 best of three DC of 55 also kings health
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>5729842Boobs
>>5729845Boobs for the win!
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>5729842
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>5729842
The first thing you do this week is send out a letter to the princess updating her on how many men you have and your supplies while asking for her to send a member of her intelligence team to you. The second thing you do is finish the plans for taking the fort you manage to tlak norton into using his Halberd Landing craft to secure the gate and getting his marines to be the ones to secure the armory. The current plan will be for your men to take Administration and the Communications building first with the airfield tower and individual barracks being last. You hope the effort you and your men have put in will lead to as few deaths as possible when you take the fort. The end of the week is spent doing various paperwork tasks. You do receive a letter from the princess informing you she is sending a member of her intelligence wing to you and they should arrive within the next two weeks. The revolt in the Kresh mountains also interests you so you ask Norton if he has any idea what kind of revolt it is.He tells you the revolt seems mostly lead by imprisoned members of various criminal organizations. At first you thought perhaps it was going to be communist in origin but most of them from Beville were executed at the end of the revolt.>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)>Visit Khradian Arms company in Albrects Ford (1 week)>write in
>>5729865>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)>spread pamflets through the army with a message: "Those who support her will wear a white armband on the day of her ascencion."We need people to mark themselves as loyalists to the princess in some way and white cloth is something very common and easy to create out of an undershirt so easier to not get caught. This is a suggestion should anons have a better idea, please do that.
>>5729870*please do tell, not please do that.
>>5729865>>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)
>>5729865>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)
>>5729870>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)
>>5729865>write in>Ask Norton if he has any friends who are still undecided.Maybe Norton has some friends who he knows haven't picked a side yet. Since we share Norton as a friend maybe we could convince them to support/join our faction?>Ask Norton about the man from Military Intelligence.He was approached by this fella which asked him if he picked a side. If we can trace this person and aquire information about who's undecided, we can approach those and try to get them to our side. Otherwise we get intel who's on who's side and use that to our advantage in preparing.
>>5729865>>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)What are we trying to achieve by getting contacts from the officers? Building our own intelligence network? We can probably just use the Princess'Are we trying to get an in with other branches by taking advantage of friends of a friend?I'm mostly asking Anons, I don't understand the end games here.
>>5730056Contacts depending on rolls could get you contacts with pretty much any group or organization you want. I assume most of these anons want an In with the navy
>>5730070It'd be pretty awkward if the Fort gets immediately sieged by the enemy navy after all of our efforts to take it.
>>5730150Pretty unlikely the closest river is a small one a MTB would have trouble with.Lore fun fact Ferrovia until only a few generations ago had a bad problem with river pirates
>>5730150I'm not exactly against getting Naval contacts since having a couple of cruisers or even destroyers would be incredibly useful since the nation's navy's so small but I don't see any ships sieging Fort Gabriel so easily.The Navy's so fractured unless there's a hostile group that's watching us specifically, has already turned a decent portion of the Navy AND can spare the ships to siege us the moment a war starts I'm pretty sure we've got a few weeks before the Fort would get sieged then another few weeks before it'd fall.
>>5730157Well you did put us near the sea although it looks to be around 20km from the coast. At a glance, I can see why people could see us getting shelled by heavy artillery from the sea although I'm not sure there are a lot of canons that go that far during this time.
>>5730157Btw we got any clue how long the king's gonna last? A thing for later we could do is convert some of the passenger planes into bombers, we're not gonna need ALL of them and having a couple dropping bombs might help keep enemy supply convoys or tanks in check.I don't think there's much point in messing with the Bi-Planes they're just gonna get shot down if there's any sort of AA at all.
>>5730160The king is a weekly roll. He lasts as long as he lasts.
>>5730160Doctors put him at six months max so sometime in February 1285 although with his health scare last month somewhere around the new year is more likely >>5730159The only two Ships with guns that could reach that far is both of the cruisers Harold and Elric (named after the at the time two princes) Its a concern for you I guessUpdate in about an hour im still at work
>>5730165The king originally had a set time limit but since he's been rolling shit a couple times it's gotten shorter. That's why I was asking, he's not gonna live indefinitely no matter how well he rolls since he's already in a coma.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>Look for contacts amongst officers (1 Week)alright your going to be rolling on a sheet so unless you roll a 1 your going to get something for this 1d100 best of three please also kings health
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>5730173Rolling, rolling, rollling
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>5730173
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>5730173>>5730188Nice
You mingle among the captains and Lieutenant that make up your loyalists where you speak to a young lieutenant who has a brother who runs a factory in Neverfar that makes armored cars who says he can put you in touch with him.Captain Taylor your battalion XO mentions a brother in law who commands a decent sized garrison a few miles north of you at Camp HaldricNorton says hes on good terms with the captain of light cruiser Rash Decision You think about it and wonder if your own brother who works abroad in Aquila could helpEach trip to gauge potential for these contacts will take a week you can always come back and try one of them alter>LT brother (armored car factory 1)>Taylor brother in law (garrison (1 week)>Nortons contact (Light cruiser (1 week)> Your brother (????? (1 week) (for the 69)
>>5730207> Your brother (????? (1 week) (for the 69)Brother wars are nasty
>>5730207Can we choose multiple weeks to speed this up?>Nortons contact (Light cruiser (1 week)Then> Your brother (????? (1 week) (for the 69)
>>5730207>Nortons contact (Light cruiser (1 week)
>>5730207> Your brother (????? (1 week) (for the 69)
>>5730207>>Taylor brother in law (garrison (1 week)
>>5730207>Taylor brother in law (garrison (1 week)These men are strategically placed between us and our faction's expected area of control. Closing that gap seems like the best move.
>>5730207>Your brother (????? (1 week) (for the 69)
>>5730207>> Your brother (????? (1 week) (for the 69)
The letter to your brother is one of the hardest things you've ever had to write. You haven't spoken to him in the better part of a decade since you joined the army. He disaproved of the suppourt the army had given to anti reform groups in the past. Its as you write this letter you're reminded of the small village near Clark landing your from. Your father passing early on meant either you or your brother had to sign up for the levy or join the army proper. The decision was easy. The letter is finished in the early hours and you walk it personally over to the fort post office. In it you had laid out the situation and your request for any help he can give. If he responds his letter should be here within the next two weeks.>select another contact (1 week)>Visit Khradian Arms company in Albrects Ford (1 week)>write in
>>5730476>Taylor brother in law (garrison (1 week)the more people on our side the better, even more if they at least have some training.
>>5730476>Taylor brother in law (garrison (1 week)
>>5730476>>Taylor brother in law (garrison (1 week)
>>5730476>>5721574>Grand Admiral Ericson has already ordered the bridge crew of one light cruisers to penal labor out east for treasonous behaviorWonder if we ask if Norton or Knight Commander Alric to look into this event. Who is the admiral vouching for? What about the crew? If they managed to escape during the revolt, maybe we could provide amnesty in exchange for their service?
>>5730521heh, maybe that was a excuse and they were sent to incite a revolt in the noble's territory, so the military could weaken the nobles before hand.
Rolled 15 (1d100)You borrow one of the fort's staff cars and make the day trip up to the small Camp Haldric. The home to the 185th Infantry a under strength Battalion of roughly 300 men mostly Levies from the south men of the same stock as you.Their officer Major Taylor greets you at the gate his brother having called ahead and telling him you were coming as the Major leads you through the camp. You notice the fact many of his men seem thin and are clothed in uniforms from the great war. The camp is mostly old wool tents with the only permanent structures being the Mess hall and a small admin building occupied by the handful of officers. The major leads you into an office that would have made Nortons old one back in the capital seem large.The captain takes a seat opposite of you his worn face studies you as calloused hands wring together in front of him. “What can I do for you major?”(kings health of the roll)>Try to recruit him with calls of patriotism>Recruit with offers of Riches>Offer him and his men safety
>>5730786>>Try to recruit him with calls of patriotism
>>5730786>Offer him and his men safetyA Ferrovia governed by princess Meredith, is a safe and secure Ferrovia. With the support of you and your men captain we are one step closer to realising that.I didn't see write-in as an option this time, otherwise:>Point out the obvious about the state of the men and the camp, and inquire about how they're doing
>>5730862Ah my bad forgot to add it I am always open to write ins
>>5730786>>Recruit with offers of Riches
>Point out the obvious about the state of the men and the camp, and inquire about how they're doingRoll me a 1d100 best of three higher is better(may be a little bit for the post itself today I have some errands to run)
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>5731088
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>5731088
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>5731088
>>5731111I have to stop rolling the funny number.
Your eyes trace around the tiny office as your mind thinks back to Major taylors men, poorly armed, malnourished and poorly treated. Taylor is almost a decade older than his younger brother your XO which you would guess would make him a veteran of the great war. Hes got the looks of one anyway the sort of distant look most of them had from seeing too much in the mud and dirt of Aquila and CorelliaThe silence is finally broken when you look the major in the eyes and say “major, do you want your boys to go to war like they currently are? Because war is coming and the army and Nobility are just going to trow them into the grinder for a few feet just like in Aquila.”He seems shocked for a moment before he finally responds “ I understand that but how do I know the Princess and you are going to be any different?” You nod before responding “You come and stay at fort gabriel and Ill clothe feed and arm you men immediately im sitting on enough supplies to do that right away”It takes a few moments before he nods in confirmation “Aye Ill fight for you sir” The process of packing up Camp haldric takes some time but before the end of the week youve got Major Taylor in fort gabriel with his 300 Levy troops now wearing proper uniforms and armed with your hand me down rifles. While you were gone another letter mentioning the kings continued failing health arrives.29th of september 1284 7th year of harold ReignNew troop count 900 Airborne (elite modern equipment)160 Motorized marines (regular modern equipment)300 Levy infantry (Levy outdated equipment)>Vist Kharadian arms company (1 Week)>Another contact (1 Week)>train with the Levy troops>write in
>>5731190>Another contact (1 Week)>train with the Levy troopsWe need to find more levies which can become the anvil. They will be in the trenches and hunker pin the enemy so our boys can flank and get into close quarters. They are also good at holding ground and doing backline stuff
>>5731196*meant pin the enemy and not hunker down. god dammit.
>>5731196+1>Nortons contact (Light cruiser (1 week)
>>5731190>train with the Levy troopsWhere does Ferrovia get its fuel from?
>>5731190>Have Cpt. Taylor, our XO, train the Levy Troops.Delegate your work people.>Vist Kharadian arms company (1 Week)Personally, I'm not sure how much work we can do on the Levy before it kicks off and let's be honest, we're gonna want SOME armored cars or motorized equipment. It's impractical to just para droop everywhere.Maybe we can get some vehicles that fit in gliders too but I'm more thinking those assault Jeeps the LRDG (what the SAS was before they became SAS) had so we can do raiding on flat land areas.
>>5731226Half is imported from aquillian colonies the other half is produced locally from Oil fields in the desert east of the kresh Mountains
>>5731241These ones, that act as fast strike vehicles we can use them to raid supply convoys and depots after scouting with the planes.
>>5731190>>train with the Levy troopsIt is important to get them up to snuff quickly so they know that we value their lives. Not training men you expect to use tells them you see them as expendable.>>5731241Support
>>5731190>>Another contact (1 Week)
>>5731190>Have Cpt. Taylor, our XO, train the Levy Troops.>Vist Kharadian arms company (1 Week)
>>5731190>>Vist Kharadian arms company (1 Week)if we give the Levy better equipment they will likely have a better chance at surviving fights
>>5731367Probably should figure out how to bribe the arms company, I figure we promise their independence on paper and promise some exclusive arms procurement contracts in the future.
>>5731246You do have access to quite a number of trucks from norton many of which your fairly sure are stolen it wouldn't be hard to convert some of the open back ones into technicals the real problem would be acquiring the HMGs for them
>>5731439Yeah but that's Norton's shit and we're gonna need a steady supply of motorized equipment for logistics anyway.
No post tonight life Has kicked me in the balls three posts tomorrow to make up for it continue to discuss plans
Revolts in the east are disrupting the rail lines, which is a problem for two reasons:1. With the armament supplying ramping up, the raiders will likely hit a weapon transport, which could further escelate the raids.2. One of our allies and suppliers, Alexander Reed, owns the Ferrovian Locomotive and leaving him high and dry to fend off the raiders would break his trust on the Princess & the alliance.I say we send some of our men to secure the train lines, or at the very least set up a meeting with Reed.
>>5731717Ahh this is a great time to bring this up but since Reed's our merchant sponsor, it might be amusing to see if he could make some armored trains with some supplies from the arms factory.Both to protect the supply trains and to have some mobile heavy artillery along the rail lines.Sending men to secure the rail line is too much of a resource sink right now imo we need every soldier we can get. Hmm what if we put the Bi Planes on quick response duty?
>>5731717How much resources would we even need to throw at this, most of our faction's resources are in the North and not the East isn't it? What if we just let the Nobles deal with it, it seems like their problem.
>>5731795That's also true. Reed could refuse to send trains to the east due to how unprotected the rails are, but it's also going to hurt his business. He could end up switching sides to save his company if we refuse to help him.
>>5731717>>5731794Defending the rails would be a good use for the levy troops once they are trained and it can be done by marines and paratroops until thenIt can also be a good way to deal with our less reliable troops who might be somewhat adverse to actually hunting down political opponents and kicking their teeth in.Alternatively, find out what the communists know about the bandits and see if we have a way to make them leave our shipments alone by asking nicely and maybe giving them guns to steal noble/junta shipments.
>>5731224Changing training levy troops to.>Have Cpt. Taylor, our XO, train the Levy Troops.
>>5731914>>5731843Honestly I'm assuming the penal uprising is a Junta Operation.Putting Levy on rearguard duty's probably for the best though, maybe the marines and the newly recruited paratroopers (The ones from the various Batallions and 1st Batallions) since I wouldn't trust them to be die hard fighters.
>Vist Kharadian arms company (1 Week)>Have Cpt. Taylor, our XO, train the Levy Troops.The staff car is borrowed again and you head off down the road to albrects ford home to the original Kharadian arms company. Once you arrive you notice the streets of albrects ford are filled with cars and trucks far more then the capital. The factory itself isn't very hard to find as its the largest one in the city taking up nearly 5 city blocks thick black smoke pours out of the factories smoke stacks as truck after truck pour out of the front gate.You approach the factories office building entering in your full dress uniform to better impress upon the people there your on official business. The secretary at the desk asks you how she can help you and you ask to speak to someone about sales.It only takes a few minutes for an older looking woman in an expensive dress to arrive and she holds her hand out to shake yours while saying “Im Jessica Kharidian I hear your looking to buy? What can I interest you in?”>small arms>armored cars>Artillery>Write In
>>5731953>Howitzers, HMGS and Autocannons.>Offer them more IOUs and possible future contracts with the PrincessWe can rig up our own technicals and use the heavy guns on our planes. Just strapping 7.5cm Howitzers or Autocannons on our passenger planes would be the Redneck CAS or we strap HMGs on our future trucks.
>>5731954Just like, cut a hole out the back or side where we can stick howitzers out of to use as CAS.
>>5731953>Howitzers, HMGS and Autocannons.
>>5731954If you want to try and make a makeshift gunship Ill let you try
>>5731953>armored carsWe've got no tanks, so arming some armored cars with tank guns would go a long way to help us fight against the Junta.
>>5731953Armored cars, especially for the levy troops if they aren't doing train security.Maybe light artillery as well
>>5731973Forgot the pic for reference.
>>5731970Hell yeah I assume there aren't a lot of AA around purely off the fact that our actual planes are shit.
>>5731979It really depends on who your fighting and where although expect equipment and tactics to change drastically if the war goes long enough
>>5731982Ideally we have a highly mobile and relatively heavily armed force that we can use to rapidly react to enemy movements. If the war breaks down we will use our troops as a blocking force to literally shoot the communists in the back if they have second thoughts about charging headlong into a royalist or junta machine gun nest.To get them to play along (until it's too late) we'll name our faction the Commissariat and call our men commissars.
>Howitzers, HMGS and Autocannons.>Offer them more IOUs and possible future contracts with the Princess“Well Ms Kharidian im interested in some HMGs and any other heavier guns you potentially have” You say as you shake her hand. She pulls out a small notepad reading something in small fine print before responding. “Why don't we head over to the warehouse and have a look at what we have on hand for you major”A quick trip across the factory leads you to one of many warehouses on the property Ms Khardian has one of the many foremen gather up a selection of weapons for you to look at.“For Hmgs we are only currently making a single model the Beatrice model of 1282 chambered in 12.7 beltfed from 200 round belts its quite popular with Corelian warlords currently and has seen extensive combat in the Fogged Isles against rebels in aquillian territory”She leads you over to a smaller cannon “this is a 37mm Infantry support gun nicknamed the Rabbit by my boys down in R&D House Tesh in the kresh mountains just bought a dozen of these and they seem quite popular”She walks you over to a tarp covered form as she pulls the tarp away she begins to speak “And finally this is the 20mm autocannon fresh off the line called the Jackrabbit Feed with a top down 10 rd magazine you can shoot damn near anything with this planes, tanks and armored cars. Which of these are you interested in?”>Autocannon>Infantry support gun>HMG>all threeHow will you pay?>Offer IOU>Take out a loan from a merchant>Offer Protection
>>5732040>all threeHalftracks all the way>Offer IOU>Offer ProtectionWhere are they located again?
>>5732067Albrects ford your east most part of the front line or atleast planned front line
>>5732072>Albrects ford your east most part of the front line or atleast planned front lineSo we can actually protect them. that's nice.
>>5732040>AutocannonIdeally we would get all three, but we don't have enough time or resources for that, plus introduces three different calibers to our constrained supply chain.>Offer IOU>Take out a loan from a merchant>Offer ProtectionThey'll be targeted during the war, so we'll have to protect them anyway. If we offer an IOU, we'll hopefully get a discount.
>>5732040>HMGs and Autocannons>Offer protection and Princess' favorWait are those 37mm howitzers. Basically just grenade launchers aren't they? Or did you mean AT guns?
>>5732076I think we can afford the HMGs along with the Autocannons. We'll have a hard time strapping Auto Canons on our motorised imo and we don't have armored cars to use them on so Autocannons woule be a purely Anti Tank and Maybe Gunship weapon.
>>5732040Don't they have any old school snubbed nosed surplus Howitzers? Irl pretty much everyone was using low velocity 75mm-80mm artillery during ww1.Maybe some things moutain troopers like the Italian and Japanese had.
>>5732080We already have a light machine gun - weapon our men are already familiar with. Do we really need a HMG as well?Though I do second for howitzers since we're lacking in artillery.
>>5732076How much protection can we even promise, I'm not saying we shouldn't but we need to take the capital to keep a protection promise.Since the arms factories are in Alberdech Ford and the Capital.
>>5732094The HMGs can pen APCs, Armored Cars and are a great AA weapon. Most light armor only works against 7.62mm/Full Rifles and not heavy machine guns.Again we're gonna have a hard time putting autocanons on our trucks without putting them awkwardly facing backwards so the HMGs double as ligh AT weapons.
>>5732040>HMGand>7.5cm/8cm howitzers, if they don't have howitzers then AutocannonsPayment>Offer Protection>Offer IOU
>>5732094Generally, anything heavier than HMGs/12.7mm-14.5mm are a bitch to mount on trucks. We'll have to cut them apart like this AT Gun Truck (It's a 2pdr/40mm) which makes it a bit awkward to use as strike vehicles.
>>5732102For reference, this is an AA truck. It might LOOK like it can point forward but you need a bit of room not to shoot the driver's cabin and since the driver's cabin is in front of it, there's no depression pointing forward meaning it can't point down so well. Pretty much unless against infantry pointing forward except for suppression.
>>5732040>HMG>7.5cm/8cm howitzers OR Autocannons no howitzers>Offer Protection>Offer IOU
>>5732040>Infantry support gun >Offer Protection
>>5732078Picture are the 37mm ISG they can for sure still pen armored cars and maybe light tanks but the heavier trench crosser style tanks they wouldn't
>>5732040Supporting this guy>>5732101
>>5732040>>HMG>AutocannonCan we browse the Heavy artillery list?>Offer IOU>Offer Protection
Not see much of a hard agreement yet if It helps you can ask if they have anything bigger but Khradian arms specializes in small arms
>>5732288Well IOU and protection are leading for payment.We have 1 All three, 1 for just Autocannons, 2 for HMG and Autocannons, 3 for HMG and Light Howitzers or Autocannons if no Howitzers I'm pretty sure.I was HMG and Autocannon but if they have Howitzers I'd switch my vote to light Howitzers
>>5732040>>Autocannonseems like the most versatile weapon.
Alright looks like HMG and the autocannon since they dont have any howitzers roll me a 1d100 to convince her you can pay with IOUs and protection best of three
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>5732774Boobs
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>5732774Let's just hope the militia's will be supported by arty in the future
>>5732782We can raid some supply depots in the future. Unlikely though since the only other military unit in our faction is the Royal Guard and the military probably has a monopoly on artillery.Unless the communist somehow gets artillery from overseas or something.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>5732774
>>5732788Blessed be the dice gods. Should we maybe consider sending a couple paratroopers into the capital since we need to take it anyway? We could probably spare a hundredish and tell them we're using the men to protect the factory.
>>5732786Our unit may not need arty, but oh man is it helpfull on the defensive and offensive of frontline combat.
>>5732790Ohh yeah I'd love artillery, I'm just saying there's not a lot of places we can get it. Plus we'll need ACTUAL artillerymen to use them properly, I think our best bet right now is turning a cruiser to our side to us as coastal artillery because I can't think of any way we can get any proper artillery units.I'm pretty sure even if we did get howitzers we'd best use them as assault guns or on CAS since you need to do a lot of calculations to do mile-long artillery fire.
>>5732789I think some of our levies should be enough. Our unit's would be wasted protecting positions, we need to be a mobile force early on and hold off counterattacks until reinforcements can help secure the gains. Also the factory is behind a planned defensive riverline which will mean our allies will be helping hold the flanks.
>>5732793Ohh this was the factory in Alberch's ford, there's another one in the capital which was what I meant since we need to take that anyway.I feel like sending Levies would be in bad faith though like the levies are pretty shit and you're sending unprofessional soldiers from near Fort Gabriel to protect a place miles away.
>>5732798Yeah, but them being levies means they should be a holding/delaying force since they don't have the equipment/experience/training to do more complex and aggressive maneuvers without heavy losses (we promised the guy no meatgrinder)
>>5732798If we can appease them by sending paratroopers into the Capital to protect their assets there, it's a win-win in my opinion since we'd have gotten a small strike team in to possibly take the air fields in case shit goes down so we can mass fly troops into the capital like what Russia tried to do.If we take the fort early and the king's death doesn't spread around we might just be able to land in the middle of the night since there's technically no war but in case the air field near the capital gets contested having a back up plan would be great.
>>5732798Of course the capital one can't be held by the levies, but the alberch's ford one should be possible right?
>>5732804We promised Norton's men wouldn't be thrown into a meat grinder, not sure if he considers the plebian levy as his men yet or not.We'll see what happens though.>>5732808We'll see, maybe we can turn a Cruiser or Destroyer and have it stay near Alberch's For on standby.
I would like to note the factory in the capital is much smaller and perhaps you could convince Ms Kharidian to abandon it
>>5732808And since their leader is a war veteran who has experienced trenches you can be sure as shit that unit is going to entrench/fortify the shit out of that factory.
>>5732814The Capital will get contested to shit once the war happens I'm pretty sure. It's filled with professional troops on the military side but it's also gonna be Duke Elric and the Monarchists's seat of power so the Nobility will have household guards and probably mercenaries filling the streets.The only assets we have in the capital are the King's Guard, which is about as elite as us but only number in 200, but they're poised to mass arrest the Monarchists in the palace the moment the King Dies.At the moment, so long as nobody declares war too quickly there's a good chance the troops in the capital won't just shoot down random planes of their countrymen so if we capture the fort then immediately send paratroopers to land in the capital airfields we can probably reinforce the King's Guard and contest the hell out of the capital.
>>5732813Seems like a waste to me, I'm pretty sure a lot of people wanna take the capital. A lot of people wanted to mass Paradroop meme but uhh that'd get like 70% of our men killed from what I hear.I know the strength of the Princess' faction is being able to scale up long term but in the opening volley of the war we gotta do as much damage as we can in the chaos before at the very least the Monarchists can prepare.
>>5732821I think making a corridor for evacuation will be a must since the river line will be where our allies will hold. We can try for th the capital. We may be able to rile up the people and use militias, but who boy the capitol is going to be a spicy fight. Evacution of the princess and weakening the junta forces may be a good minimum, but holding the capital seems unlikely to me.
>>5732825Yeah my military guy said 1) Take the fort early2) Put the palace on lockdown the moment the king dies3) Have the King's Guard Mass arrest the Monarchists in the palace on trumped-up charges.4) Mass land our paratroopers using the airfields before anybody can declare war since there's a good chance people manning the airfields won't just shoot us down (especially since we're part of the air force)5) Use our men along with the King's Guard to hold the Palace especially to CROWN the princess into the Queen.6) Have the Queen order mass arrests of the Junta and Monarchists members7) If need be we can just fly the Queen and King's Guard out using transport planes. There's a limit to how far AA can reach, especially at night above the clouds. We have ALL the transport planes basically so we can make off with a shit ton of supplies and people if need be.
>>5732830Yeah arresting the Monarchists on trumped-up charges is dirty but they're definitely planning on revolting anyway plus a lot of nobles are probably gonna feel invincible purely because of their titles and blood so this would be our best chance to nab them.And yes crowing the princess doesn't SEEM like too big a deal at a glance but it gives our faction even more legitimacy. Plus who would you rather fight for Princess Meredith, Daughter of King Harold or Queen Meredith, Monarch of Ferrovia? Even if the coronation is a sham, doing it in the capital gives us the most legitimacy.
“Id like the autocannons and the HMGs if possible” Your eyes trace over the auto cannons as you speak the lack of Howitzers is disappointing but it's not that big of a deal you can hopefully scavenge or capture some at a later date.“Of course Major now the question of payment?” The shrew older woman writes in the small notepad again presumably writing down your order. “I don't spouse you would take an IOU from the crown would you?” She smiles a somewhat predatory smile at you “For the HMGs for sure but the autocannons are quite pricey, what can you offer me for that?” It takes a moment for you to decide your answer. “Perhaps protection for your factories?” She stops and thinks for a moment before responding “well major I dont need more guards for the factories themselves but my barges from the Kresh mountains need guards to protect my shipments of coal and iron would that be agreeable? >deal>no deal>counter offer
>>5732881>counter offerHow many guards are we talking?
>>5732881>counter offerThat would depend on how big the supply lines are. We can spare maybe around 150 men (The marines and Levy units)
>>5732881>no deal / counter offerLook here lady, we're keeping the communists in check within the princesses' faction. If it weren't for us these radicals would seize power and nationalise all industries including this fine establishment right here.Spreading my men thin by securing the shipping lines from here to the Kresh Mountainrange is not feasible without giving these commies a chance to make their move.I can only give what I offered, that some of my men are stationed here to guard the factories. The guards employed by Kharadian Arms can then be relieved and transferred to the shipping lines.
>>5732881>Deal/Counter OfferTry to get a specific number on how many people she's looking for. Try to get maybe 90 Marines with some Levy watching a few barges max.
>>5733019>>5733016>>5732919>>5732883Alright can we just say something like "We can offer X amount of professional soldiers" and try to limit how much we're protecting/resposible for?I think either a bunch of voters don't really care or don't really have any ideas that pop out.
>>5733052Do you want to just offer a flat 50-100 men? Ill let you select which of your troops you send
>>5733062This is just my opinion but I say ask her to give us a scope of what we're supposed to be protecting (Like the entire trade route or a couple barges at a time), keep how many people we're actually sending so we can decide how many people seems like a good amount once we figure out what we're responsible for.In my opinion the Marines would be perfect for this though. But again, the less people we have to send the better.
"how many men are you going to need for your barges exactly?" You ask her while thinking about how many men you currently have one hand. She looks through the notepad for a moment. "50 men on the low end but Id prefer somewhere in the realm of 80 would be preferable.">deal>no dealHow would you like to send? >Captain Taylor (airborne)>Captain Norton (marine)>Major Taylor (Levy)
>>5733102>>deal>Captain Norton (marine)Easy billing for Norton guarding barges against bandits, I'm sure he'd be at home there and we can pick him up later. We can share a couple HMGs with them too I'm sure they'll be able to rig up some patrol boats. Gonna miss Norton though, he seems like a right chap.
>>5733102Are there any airfields near the trade route we can send a couple of the Bi-Planes to act as recon support for Norton and his men?
>>5733110Nothing you outright control
>>5733102>>deal>Captain Norton (marine)
>>5732804Giving the levies our heavy weapons is a good idea since they don't have much else and they aren't trained in infantry tactics.
>>5733102>>>deal>>Captain Norton (marine)Following on. We need to train the levies more
>>5733181Cpt Taylor and our Junior Officers can take care of it, there's not much we can teach them except the basic of the basics with our time running out.
>>5733184we don't need to oversee it ourselves, but we also can't send them out on errands, is what I mean.
>>5733102>>deal>>Captain Norton (marine)
>>5733102>>deal>>Captain Norton (marine)Reasonable enough
Rolled 66 (1d100)>deal>Captain Norton (marine)"We have a deal then" You offer out you hand to shake as Ms Kharadian takes it and delivers a firm handshake "Ill have my boys start loading the gear up onto the trains and get them ship down to you"The drive back to for Gabriel is mostly calm. As you pull into the fort you pass Taylor drilling a company of the levies in close combat drills.You enter your office and take a seat in your chair you notice an envelope sitting on your desk the senders name on it in bright red letters reads.Alexander Drayton.Your brothers name.Roll me a 1d100 best of three also I forgot to roll the kings health so doing that now.also how dice heavy would you guys like combat? >one dice roll per fight>handful of dice rolls>Roll for everything
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>5733514>handfull of dicerolls.To create some variation. If we roll for everything, we may get in trouble when we have more men.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>5733514>one dice roll per fightFor skirmishes and overall enduring conflict>handful of dice rollsFor the bigger fights
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>5733514I would base your dice rolls around thread participation; asking for roughly as many dice rolls as there are regular respondents is usually a good way to keep people invested and drive a little engagement.alternatively if you want to put things on easy mode then one or two dice rolls but picking the highest/best roll from the players (instead of the fisrt roll) is a good way to do it. I don't know how punishing you want things to be.
>>5733537nat 100 niceRNGods clearly agree with me.
>>5733537>nat 100.Yo bro me and the minister of defense of aquila are bff's. You want tanks?
>>5733537Ill be honest I had nothing planned for a nat 100 but Ill figure something cool out for you guys
>>5733556Foreign volunteer batalions?Shitload of guns?tanks?Foreign air volunteers?There is a lot to get from history
>>5733556Our brother just discovered/identified one of Uncle Elric's bastard sons in Aquila and the identity of the boy's mother would cause an absolute scandal among Elric's faction.
>>5733556Nat 100s are cool but don't always put too much stock into them, people always go autistic about Nat 100s and expect them to overturn physics just because they're rolled.Imo you should just take what your planned for a high roll and add just a touch extra, not too much but just something small that's neat or immediately useful instead of a game changing reward that overturns everything.
>>5733530Supporting this>>5733537But also thisMaybe there is some balance between size fight and thread participation?
>>5733616Yeah I wouldnt make you guys roll for a fighte between an entire battalion and a company I dont thinkIm still looking for a good tool to use to draw battlefields though
>>5733630I think paint works somewhat. create nato style unit boxes which you put on an image of your chosing.Don't know better ways (yet).
>>5733640>>5733630find a transparent PNG with these symbols and copy/paste them over a topographic map you pulled off google earth?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_Joint_Military_Symbology
Here's a video on some paratroopers. As cool is these stories are, remember that mass Paradropping WILL kill 50%-70% of our men.https://youtu.be/JgNZmW-9nUM
>>5733630There's a question we gotta ask and that's how does Norton leaving affect our plan to coup Fort Gabriel?Also don't we have some spare Semi Auto Rifles and SMGs? I got a bunch of SMGs, almost enough for all our men, then a bunch of Semi Auto Rifles. Each man only really needs either an SMG OR a Semi Auto Rifle depending on their role so would we have a couple dozen we can give to Norton since they're probably gonna see combat against bandits earlier than us?Probably good to give them some HMGs too to help them with the barges. I really don't trust the Levy with them.
>>5733829Nortons men where already supplied with SMGs before he joined you and hes picked up a couple of the spare carbines since you got them
>>5733829>The second thing you do is finish the plans for taking the fort you manage to talk norton into using his Halberd Landing craft to secure the gate and getting his marines to be the ones to secure the armory. The current plan will be for your men to take Administration and the Communications building first with the airfield tower and individual barracks being last. You hope the effort you and your men have put in will lead to as few deaths as possible when you take the fort.The Plan currently is to use Norton and his men using the ALVs take the gate then assault the Armory. He's got about 160 Marines and a few dozen Levy I assume so I suggest we send 80 Marines and whatever Levy Volunteers he can get to guard the Barges along with Norton himself since he can set up possible contacts in and reinforce Alberch's Ford.With the number of men we personally control, I think we can shift the 100 remaining Marines to guard the entrances with the ALVs then take the Armory ourselves.So>Paratroopers (900 Elite Modern Equipment: 700 Loyal Veteran Soldiers a lot which served with us in putting down a communist revolt 5 years ago, 100 Men from 1st company loyal to Nichlson and possibly unreliable, 100 Various men from the Batallion who are definitely unreliable for coordinated ops till we can do some restructuring)[Take the Armory]: This is too important to leave to anybody else[Take Administration]: This will be where all the higher-ups will be plus the logistics officers[Take Communication]: Preferably we put the base on lockdown and in a communication blackout the moment we take the fort>Leftover Marines + Two Amphibious Landing Vehicles (100 Men plus basically two small moving bunkers with machineguns)[Watch the gates]: They can block the entrances with the ALVs but without Norton directing them, there's a good chance of paratrooper casualties from itchy triggers.>Upcoming Intelligence OfficerDepending on how good they are we might send them with us to communications or administration to make sure the take over goes smoothly.>Major Taylor's Men (300 Levy)[Keep them in reserve]: Maybe in town, we can't really expect to throw numbers at this problem and make it work better.This plan hinges on the coordinated effort of a few dozen men to act before everybody else can react so the less people moving the better. Hopefully we can get our men on Armory Guard duty because IMO that's one of the biggest objectives to take this place mostly bloodless.
The letter is opened and you unfold it seeing the fine printed script of your brother. Who last you heard was pursuing a career as a doctor in aquila a job that was apparently in quite high demand in the main victor of the great war.Dear brother, the last we spoke you were shipping off to some school for officers of the royal army and in the first word I've read from you since then you are begging for help to wage war. But for once a good cause as such I'm somewhat moved by your change of heart to serve the people of ferrovia first and the army and monarchs second. Ive come into contact through my work at the Aquillian royal medical university two groups, one a group of doctors, surgeons and nurses who wish to do good on the battlefield and another a couple of men mostly made of veterans of the great war who wish to go into the bloody fray again. I can perhaps encourage one to join your entourage. -Signed Alexander Drayton Professor of Diagnosticians Aquillian royal school of medicine >Surgeons, Doctors and nurses>Foreign volunteers
>>5733885>Surgeons, Doctors and nursesVolunteers, while useful bodies, present a significant logistical and operational issue due to socio-linguistic differences. Doctors are rather more useful in the long run.
>>5733885>Surgeons, Doctors and nursesThis is good, I was thinking we should have requested a medical section from the Princess as a reward after we took the capital but this is gonna heavily decrease our casualties during the Fort Taking and the Capital Coup.
>>5733892They're pretty great in the short run too, less casualties means less experience lost during fights means more hardened and elite soldiers overall.Having to replace soldiers, especially soldiers in the level of Paratroopers, with green units is such a pain in the ass. I don't know if we'll even have the capabilities to train new units of Elites during the war.
>>5733885>>Surgeons, Doctors and nursesYeah we’re going totally need some of those, also>last you heard was pursuing a career as a doctor>ProfessorDamn, brother’s moved up in the world
>>5733885>Surgeons, Doctors and nurses
>>5733885>>Surgeons, Doctors and nursesDr House should be the head of them.
>>5733885>>Surgeons, Doctors and nursesthis will help us in both in the battlefields and if we run into any injured civilians and fix them up giving us some good PR
>>5733864>there's a good chance of paratrooper casualties from itchy triggers.We should find out about getting some armbands or other ID for our own so this doesn't happen.>>5733885>>Surgeons, Doctors and nurses
>>5734067Not casualties of our own, I mean from Paratroopers trying to escape the base during the coup. Either from the hostile factions trying to leave to inform their people or innocent Neutrals not knowing what's happening and seeming too threatening when trying to leave.I mean, they were tired as shit but there was a lot of random civillian casualties in US manned checkpoints in Iraq. When a situation's chaotic, people freak out.
>>5733885>>Surgeons, Doctors and nurses
>Surgeons, Doctors and nursesYour eyes linger on the word professor as you read the letter. You knew your brother was smart but to be a professor at one of the most well respected medical universities in the world? He had done well in the past 11 years and you were happy for him. The response is penned quickly and with joy in your heart that your only living family did in fact not hate you.The letter is dropped off at the post office and you're on your return to the office when a man ina simple suit is led to you by captain taylor. “Major this man here says he's from the princess and wished to speak with you.” The man is wiry his cheeks almost sunken in but his eyes are cold and steely his gaze almost piercing “Hello major Ive been sent by the princess to help with any intelligence issues you may have you can call Mr Steel”Troop Count900 Airborne (elite modern equipment)80 marines (regular modern equipment) 80 marines (regular modern equipment) BUSY300 Levy (levy semi modern equpmenti)Medical support company (on the way ETA 1 Month)How would you like to spend your week>train the levy (1 week)>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>Vist a contact (1 week Warning the kings health is low being caught out of base is dangerous)>write inIntelligence options>gather information on enemy troop strength>determine loyalty of your officers>Write in
>>5734254Personal Action> Train the levy (1 week)How has Cpt Taylor's training been going?Intelligence Options>Have Mr Steel prepare for an information blackout the moment we coup the Fort.Write In>Ask Mr Steel if there's been any news regarding what the Princess' Plans are along with possible Flashpoints that we might need to respond too once the fighting starts. We need to know what the plan is, what are our factions focuses once the fighting starts and how it's doing overall.
>>5734260I'm willing to concede changing the train action to modify but I wanna show Major Taylor and his men that we're at least willing to personally get involved with them.
>>5734260Support. I really wanna get in contact with the Light Cruiser but I really don't wanna risk it, hope he pulls through.
>>5734260Taylor is somewhat spread thin as he had his own company to take care of aswell as acting as your defacto XO but the levy is doing ok and has showed marked improvement
>>5734273Rip, guess a logistics company or platoon is next after the medical group that can take care of smaller stuff like this. How well's MAJOR Taylor been training his men, figured he'd have been focusing on them and all they really needed were the supplies to train.Were they mostly just recovering from Malnutrition? Also tell me if it's a spoiler but as a Great War Vet didn't he have people he'd lead before that weren't just Levy? Mostly dead or retired cause even if they're old we could put them into training groups.
>>5734281Major taylor has been working well with training his men but mostly in tactics more common to the great war and not the more mobile one that is coming
>>5734284Honestly they're Infantry, I assume most people here aren't gonna trust them for raiding or maneuvering and so being able to dig a hole and hold a position's gonna be what they're doing 9/10.Hammer and Anvil tactics yeah.
>>5734289Well they're Levy Infantry I mean, I'm kinda thinking the moment we see a lul in combat we ask the entire group who actually wants to stay and who wants to leave.I don't like working with nonvolunteer forces because morale and self-initiative are gonna be an incredibly important aspect of warfare.
>>5734254>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)We can fit the autocannon forward à la M3 Gun Motor Carriage.>Have Mr Steel prepare for an information blackout the moment we coup the Fort.Supporting this idea.
>>5734297This is why we need 7.5cm-8cm Howitzers, they're so much easier to rig up since they fire in an arc.Light Howitzers are great shit but the autocannons are so much harder to use since they don't point down easily.
>>5734254>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week) >Ask Mr Steel if there is available intel on any known unloyal high ranking men in other factions which we could possibly recruit>Have Mr Steel check if our men are being influenced by Arbeiteria, other factions, or if there are any other notable risks among our men we should be aware of (mutiny e.g.)
>>5734312At a glance we have 400 Junta and Monarchist hardliners in Fort Gabriel but no leading figure's been mentioned leading either of the groups in our division. We know that 1st Division's probably full of Monarchists though but the people we've turned and the 700 hundred men we started with were specifically the ones that were low risk while being definitely willing to help.The rest of the division is full of Neutrals about 5 Batallions worth of men. 700ish men per Batallion.
>>5734254>Ask Steel about how the Princess Faction is doing.>Modify the Trucks with HMGs and MMGs>Have Steel Prepare for an information lockdown at the Fort.>>5734312>>5734322Ohh and the enemy Hardliners don't have much decent equipment but preferably we still don't kill them.
>>5734254QM next major update could you give us a list of our supply, unit morale and equipment?Something likeBasic Firearms (Bolt Action Rifles, Pistols and Pistol Carbines): DecentModern Firearms(SMGs, Semi Auto Rifles and LMGs): LowHMGs: DecentAutocannons: LowMotorized: DecentTransport Planes: HighAmmo Supply: SteadyFood Supply: SteadyFuel Supply: SteadyParatroopers Morale: HighLevy Morale: RecoveringMarines Morale: SteadyYou don't need to go into exactly how much shit we have but having a good idea would be nice so we know what we might be able to do.
>>5734334I meant to put transport planes on the first section with motorised rip.
>>5734334sure Ill write that up now actuallyBasic firearms :extreme surplusModern arms: SMGs, carbines and SLRs: Enough for all of your menHMGs:sparseAutocannons: sparseMotorized LowTransport planes: 100 (you have nearly the entire airforces transport capacity) Fighters: 8 Aging bigplanesAmmo:PlentifulFood: decentFuel: LowMedical:LowMoraleAirborne: HighMarines: Extremely highLevy: Normal and increasing
>>5734366Uggh we can't raise more levies till we can pick out some NCOs or Officers we can spare to lead them.I assume our administrative capabilites are already pretty stretched thin managing all the people we are.Maybe we can sell the arms to the communists or somebody for trucks or medicine instead cause I don't see us raising Levy troops as anything more than canon fodder.
>>5734389Well Major Taylor's Batallion is understrength but then again he might not have the administrative staff to handle it at full strength.
>>5734254>Ask Steel about how the Princess Faction is doing.>Train the Levy>Have Steel Prepare for an information lockdown at the Fort.
>>5734324>>5734312>>5734297>>5734344Alright Fast Attack Vehicle people, I counter with why don't we just strap some autocannons onto our passenger planes and turn them into Gunships. 2cm Guns from up top have a pretty good chance of going through early tank armor since up top and in the ass is where the tanks have their armor the thinnest.
>>5734440Structural integrity of a plane and limited air to ground communication? Also low fuel supply?
>>5734444Low fuel supply's gonna be a problem with the trucks regardless since they eat fuel too and we've got the communications equipment to call in CAS unless the infantry in the AIRFORCE have absolutely no way to coordinate with their planes.Structural integrity's for chumps just cut a hole in the back and weld double autocannons in the ass. It's not like it's just gonna explode because of that, just adds a bit more weight to the plane and makes the shape less streamlined but if we remove the massive amounts of infantry it shouldn't be a problem.QM already said before he wouldn't stop us if we wanted to turn our passenger planes into gunships.
>>5734444>>5734446Aviation fuel =/= Motor fuel. Using one shouldn't hurt the other. Besides, we should be able arm both for different roles: trucks for infantry support, planes for tank hunting.
>>5734254>>train the levy (1 week)>determine loyalty of your officers
>>5734474Regardless of whether the aviation fuel is mixed in with motor field in the supply reports for simplicity's sake, it looks like our fuel situation's looking dire so we'll need to possibly start raiding supply depots around.Passenger Planes carry about 28-30. We've got 100 planes and 900 paratroopers at the moment so we'll only be able to roughly 200ish troops at once depending on how large the capital airfield is (A smaller airfield means less planes can land at the same time means less troops.) We can always have a second wave after another hour but that's risky especially if we'll wanna pull out later after extracting the King's Guard/Princess or Stolen Supplies or Kharadian Arms factory Assets (Employees, Plans, Investors).200 Men doesn't sound like a lot but each one of our guys is worth about 10 levies and probably worth even more in a CQC environment like the Capital. That's before accounting for gear quality.I wanna storm the capital so fucking bad, we don't even need to hold it. Just fuck shit up for everybody else, maybe get the King's Guard out and the Princess Crowned then get out of dodge.
>>5734622>900 paratroopers at the moment so we'll only be able to roughly 200ish troops at once900 paratroopers at the moment so we'll only be able to land roughly 200ish troops at once depending on how large the capital airfield is (A smaller airfield means less planes can land at the same time means less troops.)
Rolled 37 (1d100)>Ask Steel about how the Princess Faction is doing.>Modify the Trucks with HMGs and MMGs>Have Steel Prepare for an information lockdown at the Fort.Alright roll me 2d100s for modification and info lock down also kings health
Rolled 14, 35 = 49 (2d100)>>5734722Bo3 2d100?Also Train Levy's 5 Votes >>5734260 >>5734264 >>5734291 >>5734434 >>5734447And Modify is 4 Votes >>5734297 >>5734312 >>5734324 >>5734344
>>5734733rip dice gods.Whether we train the Levy or Modify the trucks don't really matter that much IMO, it's not the end of the world either way.
>>5734722God our dice have been really mediocre since the beginning. Rolling a second set in case we're Best of 3 still
Rolled 62, 80 = 142 (2d100)>>5734722Didn't go through
Rolled 50, 100 = 150 (2d100)>>5734722Rollan
>>5734746Shit's locked up tight, we might be able to early coup this.
>>5734733yes of Best of three and your correct Train levy was voted higher so its levy not modify
You spend the week training with the levy but they need to be retaught alot of things they seem to have been taught wrong you dont make things worse in terms of their training but dont make much headway either.You have the spook from the princess set up some plans for when you plan the fort he suggests having teams set up to cut telegram wires and even suggest setting up a makeshift radio station using the same frequencies of the bases radios to drown out any alarm with white noise.Steel lays out the current situation within the faction the militias and communists in neverfar are making strong headway on building forces. The grasp on the capital continues to wane with a section of kingsguard already swearing loyalty to the prince. The economy in ferrovia has actually seen an uptick in recent months with widespread spending by all parties as war looms and materials flood the ports.7th of october 1284 7th year of harold Reign>train the levy (1 week)>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>Vist a contact (1 week Warning the kings health is low being caught out of base is dangerous)>modify Transports for CAS>write inIntelligence options>gather information on enemy troop strength>determine loyalty of your officers>Write in
>>5734774Does Steel not know anything about the Princess' faction? That doesn't seem like a 1 week action and we haven't had contact since the start we have no idea what her plans are or what work she's been doing and he was part of her intelligence just a week ago.
>>5734808>>modify Transports for CASIntelligence Action>Have Steel compile us a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints (Places where the fighting will probably start immediately)
>>5734819His one week action was the comms blackout the faction info was extra and honestly I should write up a proper faction overview for you guys soon
>>5734833But doesn't he already have information on the Princess? Steel was working for her directly less than a month ago, wasn't he? Couldn't he just take a couple hours to sit down with us and go "So and So is happening in the faction or The Princess had been planning on capturing Such and Such objective or The Original Plan's fucked, everybody's on their own."
>>5734808>> Modify Transports for CAS>Have Steel compile us a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints
>>5734808>Modify Transports for CAS.>Contact Khardian Arms to ask if they can help with installing their guns onto our transports, or know of another company who could.>Inform them about our intent to gain more fuel, and ask them if their barges from Kresh could transport some for us, or if they know of any other company we could reach out to for that.>Contact the merchants in our faction and ask if any have a recommendation for a company which can assist us with turning our transports into gunships.>Inform them about our need of fuel and ask if any of them can supply some to us.>Ask Mr Steel what the status is of the revolt in the Kresh mountains. Do they control any of the oil fields near the mountains, or are they in an advantageous enough position to seize them. If so, could some alliance with this group be negiotated?Going all-in on securing that fuel for our vehicles, and trying to get some professionals in on our plane modifications so we know it will be done well.
>>5734808>> Modify Transports for CAS>Have Steel compile a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints
>>5734808>>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>determine loyalty of your officers
>>5734808>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>Have Steel compile us a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints (Places where the fighting will probably start immediately)
>>5734808QM I'm switching my old vote from >>5734882 to >>5735106I'd rather have Technical Trucks basically.
>>5734808What's the transport capacity of the planes btw? Are they closer to early WW2 J-52s or Mid War C-53s? Basically can they carry 20 men or 30?
>>5734808>>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>Have Steel compile us a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints (Places where the fighting will probably start immediately)
>>5734474Avgas is octane 100 leaded gasoline, it can be used in gas trucks (not diesel) but its very wasteful to do so. It's designed to burn quickly and smoothly for high compression, high RPM engines.>>5734808>>>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>>determine loyalty of your officers
>>5734808>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>Have Steel compile us a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>5735115The transports can carry 26 men>Modify trucks for use with HMGs and auto cannons (1 Week)>Have Steel compile us a list of nearby supply points, garrisons and possible flashpoints2d100s best of three please also kings health
Rolled 37, 54 = 91 (2d100)>>5735293Benis
Rolled 53, 75 = 128 (2d100)>>5735293I roll.
>>5735298My rolls are shit>>5735299Steel Rolling decently, us rolling mediocre rip
>>5735300hes a professional spook what do you expect?
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>5735293
>>5735302ngl I was partially expecting a cute femme fatale with a stoney face and a frozen heart lol.>>57353052d100 not 1d100
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>5735305>>5735306ffs, muscle memory.Second roll.
Rolled 80, 20 = 100 (2d100)>>5735293
You work with the various maintainers to get the HMGs attached to the back of some of the trucks. It goes decently well with several of these “gun Trucks” as the men start calling them roll out of the impromptu modification centers one of the spare hangers has become.Steel drafts out some basic supposed supply lines, most using the aging coastal highway system to shuttle supplies around with anything more than 15km from the coast, usually having to make use of rural dirt roads.The ferrovian countryside is scattered with small training camps not too dissimilar to camp haldric which ones will stay maned or not is a complete guess currently. Makeshift camps have apparently begun to appear to the south built by the nobility to keep the military from potentially pushing south.Flashpoints are of course the capital, Kings rest and Hankton which from intelligence is on the front line of each power currently>train the levy (1 week)>Vist a contact (1 week Warning the kings health is low being caught out of base is dangerous)>modify Transports for CAS>seek out sources of fuel>write inIntelligence options>gather information on enemy troop strength>determine loyalty of your officers>Write in
>>5735403>Seek out sources of fuel>Determine loyalty of your officersSince people wanted to check the loyalty of our officers let's just do it. I thought it was implied that we had the full support of our battalion basically though, especially since a lot of them seemed to have fought with us 5 years ago and trust our judgment.
>>5735403>seek out sources of fuelWe need fuel for long term fighting>Let Captain Taylor train the levy (1 week)The levy needs to get to at least green or we may need to raise a lot more men en masse.intelligence>determine loyalty of surrounding officers.to find out which ones we can flip or leave alone since they are on the fence.
>>5735410>An Officer with your troops' backingYeah might as well be safe than sorry but I thought the main draw of picking the officer option was that we had a small group of loyal hardened soldiers.>>5735412QM mentioned this, Cpt Taylor's a bit overloaded with work taking care of his own company along with a bunch of administrative work as our XO.
>>5735403>Seek out sources of fuel>Determine loyalty of your officers
>>5735415>>5735412Welp. Dropping the Cpt taylor part then.
>>5735419We uhh need an administrative and logistics company later so we can passively train units or send our officers on more important tasks that aren't just "We need somebody to sign for this delivery, Lieutenant Robert from 2nd Platoon needs new shoes for his men or I need to get into contact with your Commander could you open up his schedule?" I mean I assume Taylor's handling a bunch of that stuff but who knows maybe it's more than that.
>>5735426Honestly our administrative capabilities are a mess right now which I guess is a big part of the early game section of the quest. I mean Norton was able to procure supplies so he's a pretty swell chap but we, a Batallion Major, are personally running around just trying to get our own supplies by begging, borrowing and stealing wherever we can.
>>5735403>seek out sources of fuel>determine loyalty of your officers
>>5735410should have been more clear this is the junior officers and the officers youve picked up since the start so norton and his LTs and Major taylors officers
>>5735403>Seek out sources of fuel .The Khardian Arms company has barges from the Kresh mountain range which is near the oilfields, could they possibly help us with getting fuel?If not, the revolt in the mountains might have seized some fuel supplies. Could we contact them and maybe smite a deal?>Determine loyalty of surrounding officers. Which ones could we expect to be neutral or easily be flipped to the princesses' cause when the conflict starts?>Gather intelligence on Arbeiteria's involvement/influence on our country's internal politics.Depending on how much they're influencing already, we could always ask for their 'support' in terms of supplies and intel. Our faction does have commies in them, we'll just need to keep them in check and keep them from gaining too much power.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>seek out sources of fuel>determine loyalty of your officers2d100s best of three as always rolling for the kings healthIn terms of combat do you all want me to use NATO symbols or maybe so pictures of helmets and cartoon tanks instead?
Rolled 98, 70 = 168 (2d100)>>5735765
Rolled 21, 12 = 33 (2d100)>>5735765The latter. Not everyone is a military buff so keeping it simple is better.
Rolled 3, 21 = 24 (2d100)>>5735765I prefer NATO symbology
>>5735765I like military symbols too but it's probably best if you keep it simple since a lot of people won't be able to tell the difference between Mortars or Artillery, Mechanized Recon or Tanks or Mechanized Infantry.A lot of them can be confusing and the voters are already confused too much of the time.
Going over your supplies, your lack of fuel worries you so you begin to look into potential sources. The search goes well and you find several options for it. The first being a rail yard nearby which a smaller rail company uses to store fuel coming from the ports. Anothe rone being Ferrovian standard oil company who's willing to supply you fuel if you send some men to help guard their rail lines from the bandits in the Kresh. The last option is a strategic stockpile outside the city of albrects ford which you can potentially raid later.>steal the oil form the rail yard now>send 100 men to guard rail lines for FSO>Plan to Raid the Albrect strategic stockpile.
>>5736033>Plan to Raid the Albrect strategic stockpile.We can guard the rails later when we have more men.
>>5736033Is the oil company within our frontlines? If so:>send 100 men to guard rail lines for FSOElse:>Plan to Raid the Albrect strategic stockpile.
>>5736033>>send 100 men to guard rail lines for FSOGetting a supplier is almost as important as just getting the supplies
>>5736033>send 100 men to guard rail lines for FSOIt might cost us men, but it's good for our reputation.
>>5736033>send 100 men to guard rail lines for FSO
>>5736033>Plan to Raid the Albrect strategic stockpile.
>>5736033>>steal the oil form the rail yard nowIf this doesn't get any votes then>Plan to Raid the Albrect strategic stockpile.>>5736058Alberch's Ford is around 250 km away roughly. Each line is roughly 45kms since the capital is 45kms and I just estimated. This might not be accurate but still Alberch's Ford is on a frontline between our faction and the Monarchists but it's not a major flashpoint is what Steel is saying. I guess since it's so well protected over a river a direct assault's gonna be suicide.Sorry I took a screenshot of an old map, you can check higher up here to see the frontlines.>>5735403 The main areas of fighting are gonna be the Capital Iron Haven, King's Rest between the Junta and Monarchists and a threeway frontline in Hankton is what Steel says.
>>5736077>>5736066>>5736058Okay but we don't have any major Officer directing this and once the fighting starts we're going to need to start gathering our forces back since they'll be out in the middle of nowhere. The Kresh Mountains are more than 1000kms away so they're going to be completely out of our command area over multiple rivers in an area that doesn't even have any major garrisons we can put them that we know of.You're just asking to waste 100 men the moment the fighting starts.
>>5736134Support>>5736033>>Steal the oil from the rail yard now [Prefrably]>Plan to Raid the Albrect strategic stockpile [If the First Vote fails. Just not sending men away.]
>>5736137That's an excellent point, my consideration in re: the other two is that if we just go in and steal a massive oil stockpile we won't have to wait for the fighting to start, because it just did. It's an escalation that can't be ignored by the other factions.If we can get the oil by asking nicely (with a gun in our pocket, maybe, but still asking) then I'd be open to one if the other sources.
>>5736147There's probably already minor skirmishes we probably heard of. The fight's gonna start so soon, maybe less than two weeks since the King's on death's door and we're getting a warning.Just wear masks and remove our uniforms, nothing wrong with a good old black ops. Hell we have Steel, have him blame some Bandits or the Junta.
>>5736033>> Steal the oil from the rail yard nowWe can blame the communists, have send Steel in for the clean up and have our men call each other comrade... that or we blame the Junta. Either or.
>>5736134>> Steal the oil from the rail yard nowGod I hope this is a Monarchist backed company. I know we can't completely remove collateral damage and we have to do what's best for us personally but it still feels like kind of a dick move.
>>5736033>> Steal the oil from the rail yard now
>>5736167The rail yard itself is owned by Argus heavy industry which mostly makes tractors and the like (although they have made tanks in the past) you have no idea who they are aligned with you just know they arent reformistThe trains you have no idea who owns those just not ferrovian rail company
>>5736033>>send 100 men to guard rail lines for FSO
6 For stealing 5 for FSO2 for raidAlright were are going to borrow some fuel from a rail yard1d100 Best of three DC of 70 for stealth anything lower then that and your probably going to have a firefight with the security
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>5736404Sneeki breeki
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>57364041 point off for fuck's sake
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>5736404Maybe getting into a firefight with security's a good thing. That way we can steal more of their shit.
>>5736404>>5736406I see this was a minor rail yard being guarded by seasoned Ferrovian special forces.
>>5736411Railroad barons hire some crack mercs from marasalia sometimes and there happens to be an entire mountain range of bandits running around also would you all like to use this as an opportunity for some testing with combat?
>>5736412Personally wouldn't mind, honestly I figured we were gonna full on raid the place using the guntrucks.Also fuckin mercs I knew they were gonna be a major player sooner or later. We should really hire those later once our logistics are better set up. Maybe get some merc pilots of we're lucky.
>>5736412I'd love some combat right about now, we've done nothing but planning all quest.
>>5736412Let's get some action!
>>5736412Yes, good for a test
First platoon second company is sent into the rail yard with a man from third company (taylors company) who worked for the railroad before and knows how to drain fuel from the tanks. Things go smoothly until almost halfway through the railyard a single mercenary patrolman spots your man and sounds the alarm summoning 15 guards.Friendly Force: AC 70 (elite)30 AirborneMorale is ExcellentEquipment: Modern rifles and smgs (+10 to rolls)Enemy force: AC 50 (regular)15 Marsalian mercenariesMorale is SubparEquipment: Outdated rifles (-5 to rolls)In combat there are three ways to win: destroy an enemy's morale, wound enough of them they become combat ineffective or kill them all. Killing an enemy is completed with a single roll for each unit on the map with multiple hits causing morale damage if morale hits zero a unit will either run or surrender. Each unit has its own AC for every 10 rolled over the AC a unit loses an extra 1 man. So for this combat you would roll 4d100 and the enemy would roll 2d100 against youYour forces are split into squads of 7 with an officer and platoon sergeant running around keeping order. The enemy just has an officer and two squads of 7.>close to assault them in CQC (+5 to attack roll -5to ac)>fire at them from afar (no bonus)>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -10 to attack roll)>write inspread the attack evenly or focus fire?>even spread>focussorry about the paint drawing im still looking for something to better display a battle
>>5736443>All Squads suppress both Targets, gain fire superiority.>Airborne Squads 1 and 2 maneuvers to engage Enemy Squad 2 in CQC next turn.
>>5736464Basic Tactics really, pin the enemy down then move to assault.Honestly I think it's fine, quest pictures don't need to be fancy they just need to be understandable
>>5736443Hmm I don't understand some of these rules though. For suppression, you wrote ( +10 to AC -10 to attack roll) but wouldn't that just mean that the machine gun group firing the rounds get the AC? Wouldn't it make more sense to write ( -10 to enemy attack roll, -10 to machine gun unit's attack roll)Are you gonna be giving units in cover higher AC rolls or is this gonna be more narrative? I wrote a set of actions assuming we can't get two squads in CQC range this turn since they're a ways away but would that be wrong? Can you just engage CQC from any range and does cover not matter?
>>5736468taking cover would grant a higher ac and use that was mistype on my part a unit suppressing has a lower attack roll
>>5736443Do we know if these are the only guards? 15 Trained mercenaries sounds about right for a small railyard considering 80 guys are able to guard an entire trade route but I'm just guessing.
Rolled 61, 58 + 5 = 124 (2d100 + 5)>All Squads suppress both Targets, gain fire superiority.>Airborne Squads 1 and 2 maneuvers to engage Enemy Squad 2 in CQC next turn.Alright I need 1d100-10 from 4 players pleasethe guards fire at 1st and 2nd platoons
>>5736742woops not like it matter but thats meant to be -5 not +5
Rolled 57 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>5736742T
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>5736742
Rolled 58 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>5736742Wew our rolls suck
Rolled 34 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>5736742
>>5736758>>5736746Both these hit btw since we have the +10 modifier from modern weapons. Suppression ends up being a +/- 0 Modifier.
With a cry the platoon's young lieutenant orders 1st and 2nd squads to begin closing the distance while firing on the move the platoon sergeant goes with them to lead the assault in. 3rd and 4th squads move up behind cover and begin to lay down suppressive fire as well striking several of the guards. The well trained platoon moves efficiently under the inaccurate fire of the guards taking no hits in the process.Enemy morale drops to low due to multiple hitsFriendly Force: AC 70 (elite)30 AirborneMorale is ExcellentEquipment: Modern rifles and smgs (+10 to rolls)Enemy force: AC 50 (regular)13 Marsalian mercenariesMorale is LowEquipment: Outdated rifles (-5 to rolls)>close to assault them in CQC (+5 to attack roll -5to ac)>fire at them from afar (no bonus)>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -0 to attack roll)>write inwould you all like morale to be tracked as a whole for each side or by each individual unit?
>>5736778>> Draw Bayonets and Prepare the grenades. Airborne Squads 1 and 2 close into CQC with Enemy Squad 2.>>Airborne squads 3 and 4 Suppress enemy Squad 1.
>>5736778>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -0 to attack roll)
>>5736778>>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -0 to attack roll)>would you all like morale to be tracked as a whole for each side or by each individual unit?as a whole
>>5736778>>>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -0 to attack roll)>>would you all like morale to be tracked as a whole for each side or by each individual unit?As a whole, keep things relatively simple.
>>5736778>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -0 to attack roll)We've got the numbers and the better weapons. Let's not lose any men before the war starts.
>>5736799>>5736958>>5736952>>5736870Honestly that's fair I think that the suppressing fire option is too powerful and the assault option is too weak.I assume the CQC attack deals massive Morale Damage quickly but there really isn't a reason to not use suppression aside from running out of ammo.
>>5737040might have to tweak CQC a little bit honestly it should be an option to deal insane amounts of damage with making your force far more vulnerable
>>5737195How about attackers +5 ATK, -5 AC but BOTH units get to roll Bo2 against each other? I feel like our Airborne units specifically should get +10 ATK though since we're specifically and repeatedly trained for assault tactics.Also make it clear when CQC attacks aren't possible or will have a penalty like people not being able to start (But still be able to get hit with) a CQC if they're being suppressed or way too far away/don't have clear lines of attack.
>>5737248Assault shouldn't be the first and always answer anyway since it's used to Alpha Strike or Decapitate units.If we have to fight against a large number of Opponents, it'd be a bad idea to always assault since realistically we'd gas ourselves out.I feel like there should be some unwritten but logical downsides to some of these attacks like if we kept abusing Suppressing fire you start to mention we're running out of ammo or if we keep using CQC, again and again, our troops start getting tired. I mean those special actions are great in bursts but there's a reason one of the best tactics is "Sit in Cover and Shoot at another guy"
Rolled 81, 73 - 5 = 149 (2d100 - 5)>>5737264maybe something like diminishing returns? suppression begins to be less effective as you keep doing it sorta thing>>>Pin them down with machine gun fire ( +10 to AC -0 to attack roll)alright 1d100+10 from 4 players
Rolled 47 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>5737373Roller-delayed rolling.
>>5737195Have the CQB assaults cost troop morale and make the suppressing fire a limited use option (example: a unit with a machine gun can suppress four times, while a unit armed with SMGs can only suppress once).
Rolled 71 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>5737373
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>5737373>>5737384All our units will have machine guns since suppression if only available if you have MGs.
>>5737398Also suppression is sustained semi accurate fire. If you jusy mag dump a room with an SMG you're less supressing and more trying to hose down anybody moving 9/10.
Rolled 96 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>5737373
>>5737545>>5737398This will just be an execution or a forced surrender. Jesus.
As they close the distance two of the men from the second squad are hit by small arms. In return the men of the platoon seem to intensify the amount of small arms fire killing nearly half of the mercenaries in a few seconds. The mercenaries seeing the slaughter of their comrades drop their rifles and begin to run from the field deciding they did not want to die for some Ferrovian railroad magnate.The fuel trucks are called forward to siphoning the fuel from the tanks when you notice there are several train cars stored on the property loaded with some type of cargo. They radio ocer to you back at base asking if they should perhaps take the cargo aswell.>only take the fuel>take the cargo aswell if it worth anything (1d100 best of three)Two men where wounded in the fighting their fate will be decided when you return to the fort