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    97 KB Corp Quest 5 - Total War Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)21:55 No.5782190  
    >Last Thread:

    You're suddenly contacted by Comrade 70 as he gives chase after the fleeing aliens.

    "One last napalm barrage would be nice - we understand that there's the chance of an ambush being ahead, even if it's unlikely. They're a proud people and I don't think they expected to lose that fight.

    "In any case, try to cut them off with one last barrage - if they want to run, they're going to have run through hell if they want to get away from us."
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)21:58 No.5782221
    Repeated Text
    We have broken their main combat line. Long term strategy would advise that we use this opportunity to strike at their Producation and Economic centers, while their military is in rout, disarray, and decreased in number. . . If they fight like we do, they deploy the majority of their troops to the fight, with a minimum for defense of structures (THIS IS ALL SPECULATION)

    I advise moving into their territory to damage structures (Not too far beyond our Supply lines (Haulers), but let's shell some buildings). Which begs the question. How durable are buildings relative to bots. Say our HCD durability vs. our Construction Facility durability?

    Comrade 70. We request that you send a Repulsor Scout to find a suitable strategic target within artillery range. Advise your unit to maximize caution and stealth, we just need coordinates. . .
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)21:58 No.5782224
    "Certainly. Napalm wave incoming with our compliments."

    Fire wall to cut off their retreat. Do it.

    Then send some haulers forward with laser tank escorts to recover alien salvage.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)21:58 No.5782225
    Note to self: Comrade 70 seems to know what he's doing. If we ever end up fighting Centauri, he's gonna be a pain in the arse.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)21:59 No.5782232
    Burn, baby, burn.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:00 No.5782244
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:01 No.5782255
    Do we have anything that can loot alien tech?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:02 No.5782267

    With the enemy in retreat, protecting our artillery doesnt seem to be as big a priority. Propose sending half of the laser-equipped HCDs with the salvage teams to establish a cordon, etc, while the remaining 50% continue to ride herd on the long guns.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:04 No.5782281
    leave some alien tech for Comrade 70 and 137 though- they fought to, they deserve some of the loot to.

    Also, again- brofists all around.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:05 No.5782289
    well, half the point was to grab what Centauri tech we could at the same time....quietly, of course.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:07 No.5782300
    One last napalm barrage that comes highly unexpected, for a third time, landing several hundred feet ahead of the fleeing aliens. They run towards it, slowly being picked off by the aliens and, so desperate to escape, they attempt to charge through the flames.
    According to synth cameras, none come out of the other side of the wall of fire.

    Centauri Synthetics:
    65 Squidbots.


    "Gentlemen, your aid came in the nick of time. I would shake hands with you, but I have none. I suggest we maintain our position. I concur that we should send scouts forward - I will send five 'bots forward - they won't be coming back, but they will definitely be replaced tomorrow. Using this information, you can shell mining and extraction facilities. Make this war impossible for them to fight."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:07 No.5782301

    We have haulers along. Nab as much tech as possible. Our ally will get some no matter what we do, now is a fine time to be greedy and nab as much as we can. If nothing else it's scrap at least.

    Also, now is a FINE time to backstab. Actually, it would have been better to artillery barrage them all without warning, and wipe out two factions in one fell swoop, but what can you do.

    Also, we should contact the aliens and tell them that we'll enforce a cease-fire on their behalf in exchange for tech.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:08 No.5782315
    I for one really want some chopper tech. How many combat drones can we spare for some more slaving?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:09 No.5782316
    no. They are our allies. We might need them to help us against Uni-Peace if they launch a full scale attack. No back stabbing! They are our battle brothers, for the time being at least!

    No! Back! Stab! Ing!
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:09 No.5782321
    Your haulers each have approximately half a ton of space free after that combat.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:11 No.5782338
    >>Force temporary truce on ally with the aliens, in exchange for alien tech.

    I agree with this. We aren't here to win this war for them, we're an ally who will assist when necessary. No need for us to get our resources sapped when we're not even hating on the aliens. They haven't even seen us. No, we should pull back and let 137 know that we're happy to assist again if his situation proves difficult. And not getting a followup pounding ought to be worth something to the bugs.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:12 No.5782342
    consolidate shells as much as we can, see if we can get a hauler or two completely devoted to hauling salvage at least. Perhaps more? i didnt really do the math on loadouts/cargo space
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:13 No.5782359

    Or two, if you discard 10 shells.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:14 No.5782367
    Plasma, this is proving to be one of my favorite quests. It's not got the spot in my heart that Bad Guy Quest does yet, but it's actually beating out Iron Quest. You really did a good job planning how to do this one.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:14 No.5782371
    But... we ARE here to win the war. We've made an agreement that we're the ones who get the mining rights afterward, which means that if we wipe out the Kil'thweq, we get delicious metals and gases.

    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:14 No.5782373
    how many shells have each of our HCD's fired? i'd rather reload than discard.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:16 No.5782388
    ...how hard do you really think it is going to be for them to find out we were the ones who bombed them? Only two known factions have access to artillery weapons- Alpha and us. Alpha has no reason to help 137, and how much digging do you really think it's going to take them to find our who Alpha sold their artillery blue prints to? Better to keep a steady alliance with 137 and stop the xeno threat while we can.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:16 No.5782391

    They get gases, you get metals and alien tech.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:17 No.5782403
    >>They haven't even seen us

    Fuck yeah artillery. If we pull out of the fighting now, even if the Kil'thweq win we can claim innocence. Not that they likely will with a decisive battle letting Centauri press the advantage.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:17 No.5782407
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    purge the xenos!
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:18 No.5782415
    We should have sold our assistance for propulsor tech. Ah well.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:18 No.5782417
    You have 18 haulers carrying 900 shells.
    You have 30 artillery drones that shot 3 shells each.
    That's 90 shells.
    Each hauler carries 50 shells.
    900 - 90 = 810.
    You've got ten shells that you can drop, or you can just have that drone collect alien tech as well anyway.

    In any case, do you want to shell enemy resource gathering operations as per Comrade's suggestion or not?
    >> CPU !irONYnJloE 09/08/09(Tue)22:18 No.5782424
    >actually beating out Iron Quest
    To be fair, there are a number of ways in which Iron Quest could have been better planned and structured. I mostly make it up as I go along, honestly, which makes things a bit slower than they should be. And the fact that after four or five hours of running it I'm tapped out doesn't help.

    But yes, this game is quite good. I am enjoying it. Now, back to being Anonymous.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)22:19 No.5782431
    Also, OP. You Deserve a resounding Thank You. Over the course of the past few days, this has been a most Excellent diversion. Well done.

    Team. Shall we maintain our loose alliance with Centauri (with intention of possible backstab?) Or Should we solidify to a stronger (Not backstabbing) alliance? I support Strong alliance with Centauri.

    Acknowledge Comrade 70. >"Gentlemen, your aid came in the nick of time. I would shake hands with you, but I have none. I suggest we maintain our position. I concur that we should send scouts forward - I will send five 'bots forward - they won't be coming back, but they will definitely be replaced tomorrow. Using this information, you can shell mining and extraction facilities. Make this war impossible for them to fight."

    Definitively taking the fight to them Remember. As the Kil'thweq are backed into a corner, they may be more and more desperate for peace. We should get in Communication with them for receiving terms of surrender (if it happens) or maybe some cheap stuff. (Spare my life and we'll give you X Y And Z)
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:19 No.5782436
    shell the hell out of them. And maybe send an extra harvester or two to pick up some alien tech. Pick up as much as we can now.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:19 No.5782438
    Can we take them over if they're not shelled? What kind of gathering operations do they have? It'd be better to destroy the manufacturing operations instead, rather than have to rebuild gathering sites.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:20 No.5782445
    I am inclined to say yes, shell enemy resource gathering operations. Their manufacturing operations, too, if we can locate them. Might as well press home the attack.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:20 No.5782449


    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:21 No.5782452
    There were two main inspirations for this.

    Cortex Command and Iron Quest.

    I also created a system for this so it's much easier for me to control and so it's much easier for the players to do see how they're doing, rather than simply using abstract terms that can be seen differently by different people.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:21 No.5782459
    Might as well try it now; tell them that if they agree to leave the planet/solar system and stop all mining immediately we'll agree stop attacking them. Though run it by the Centauri first.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:22 No.5782466
    >They get gases, you get metals and alien tech

    So we wont be breaking the alliance if we loot, fucking a!
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:22 No.5782475
    Well, in order to see, Comrade 70 will have to send five scouts that he will basically sacrifice for the scouting mission.

    So, are you willing to spend more ammunition shelling enemy mines and extraction sites, or do you want to hold your position for the moment?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:24 No.5782494

    That I'm enjoying this more is no slight against your abilities, sir. You run a great quest. If anything, I'm just disappointed that there hasn't been any great challenge or struggle for the Machine. There have been some things that cause a bit of paranoia in the subprocessors, but no real antagonist or challenge to overcome. And at this point, it seems that the protagonist is near-unbeatable. (That said, I'm reading the beginning of the latest thread's archive, so I could be making obsolete statements.)
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)22:24 No.5782499
    I support Shelling.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:25 No.5782512
    We are definitely willing to expend the ammunition, I think. The big question is if we can attack their manufacturing facilities, which are what will be actively producing additional threats, rather than merely their extraction operations.

    Either way, though, any damage to the enemy is good damage.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:26 No.5782515
    I say spend it. If he's willing to spend his troops' lives, then we should damn well make sure its worth it. Bomb the holy hell out of them
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:26 No.5782525
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:26 No.5782526
    You conact the Kil'thweq prawns. They click and gurgle at you - which is translated.
    "No. Never. We cannot leave this world, ever. While you will pay for what you have done, we're willing to offer you a deal. If you declare a pact of no violence with Kil'thweq, then we shall offer one schematic of our technology."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:27 No.5782546
    This, but don't bother checking with the Centauri. If they give us enough tech, we'll even hold off our ally to let them pack up and leave the planet.

    Otherwise, hit manufacturing but leave gathering operations.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:28 No.5782553
    Much too cheap for a nonaggression pact. We'll get a better deal if we kill some more of them, I bet.

    Politely refuse their offer, and inform them that we remain available if they are willing to offer better terms in the future.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:28 No.5782556
    What specifically have they got to offer?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:29 No.5782569
    Demand more, or threaten to burn them to ash
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:29 No.5782578
    ...why do I get the sense that they literally CAN NOT leave this world, and are in the same boat we are in the way their superiors basically chucked them on this world without an escape vessel.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:30 No.5782582
    For one tech and rights to mine on their land for 2 months, then we're talking.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:31 No.5782605

    We've got the upper hand.

    Demand more of their technology for their lives.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:31 No.5782621
    Very well then.

    Comrade 70 orders five 'bots to observe everything in range.
    One by one, they're taken down by AA - you're not sure what it is. Probably powered armour but it could be something else. That wasn't what you were looking for.

    Here is what is within safe range of your artillery.
    9 Deposits
    7 Gas Pockets
    5 Construction Facilties
    3 Habitats
    2 Storage Facilities

    Their positions were captured on camera. Although you cannot observe exactly what will happen to them, you 100% know their positions.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:33 No.5782660
    Demand more tech. If they decline, shell their locations except for the storage facilities. We can loot those after they're gone.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:34 No.5782662
    Take out Habitats and Construction Yards only. Unless the prawns give us a better offer.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:34 No.5782663
    >5 Construction Facilties
    These. Hit them with say three complete waves of HE fire each.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:36 No.5782692
    "No. You won a battle - not the war. Don't think you can make such crazy demands just yet."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:36 No.5782693
    assuming we have taken out most of the combat-ready troops the kil'thwek have, shall we bombard wherever their resource-gatherers are most likely to be?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:37 No.5782720
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:38 No.5782723
    They probably have more combat forces in reserve. We only took out their front line.

    Get Centauri to act as our front line and bomb the shit out of them.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:38 No.5782732
    That would spend 15 shells per artillery drone - a total of 450 shells.

    Is it worth it?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:39 No.5782752
    Bomb the fuck out of them.

    Spare the storage facilities.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:39 No.5782753

    We can always make more cells.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:39 No.5782754

    "You're fighting two capable forces, who have already proved to be more than your match. We won't show such restraint in the future. Are you sure you wish to continue this?"

    Continue production of heavy laser drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:40 No.5782782

    "Also, we're in your base, killing your dudes. Kekeke."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:41 No.5782787
    That's what, 45 metal? In exchange, we will likely make a significant impact on the industrial capacity of our opponent, who will now be going to total war footing against us with full knowledge of our greatest asset, specifically, the thundering fury of heavy artillery shelling. And possibly the ability to entirely neutralize it with gravity manipulation tricks.

    Yes, it's worth it. Mix in a few napalm shells for the hell of it, too.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)22:42 No.5782812

    I support this, but how about each target gets 4 waves of HE (to damage the structure), followed by a moderate pause, followed by 2 waves of Napalm (To damage biologicals, repair drones, fleeing personel).

    30 Artilleries x 6 waves = 180 shells expended Does this sound reasonable

    OP? How many shots can be fired in a reasonable amount of time?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:42 No.5782814
    You bombard their construction factories with almost five hundred shells in total. You don't know the result at the moment.

    With this done, I think it's time for Day 28!
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:43 No.5782818
    So they have AA capabilities? We need some of that.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:43 No.5782822

    We need at least 5 HE/HE/flamer drones, able to do a 1-2 barrage. So when the alien power suits catch the first wave, they get nailed by the second shot. And then that explosion would trigger the first one, which would increase the blast.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:43 No.5782825
    For future reference: we should remember that the kil'thwek seem to adapt to whatever combat situation they find themselves in. Was it mere chance that they were winning against the Centauri until we came along, or were they specifically geared for that fight? They obviously have capabilities they're not showing, and we should respect that (though not too much). An enemy that can adapt is often the hardest to crush.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:43 No.5782830
    Our Napalm shells are our most effective weapon right now.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:43 No.5782832
    "We still have a chance. We will win.

    "We must win."

    Channel closed.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:46 No.5782863
    Burn a ring around their location with napalm.

    We don't want them escaping.

    Then bombard that enclosed area with a mix of more napalm to make smaller quadrants, and bombard those areas with HE shells.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:46 No.5782870
    How capable are we of reverse engineering? Because if we can get all their tech by simply blowing them up and looting their shit (destroying whatever we don't take so that no one else can get it) then we should do that. If we can't, we should deal for the best stuff then kill them anyway.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:47 No.5782876

    See >>5782822. Let's keep adapting ourselves.

    Another new tactic: get our allies to carry laser/flamer bots into the front line. They have the speed to deliver us there and then our endurance gives us enough staying power to make things hurt for the prawns. Maybe get some metal plates made as shields for a one-time trick this way.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:47 No.5782882
    Or for that matter, how good is Centauri at reverse engineering tech?

    If worse comes to worse, we could ask them to do it for us.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:48 No.5782895
    That's not a good plan.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:48 No.5782897
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    Day 28:

    5100.6 tons
    3,120 fuel

    +585 tons/day
    -452 fuel/day

    You construct 9 artillery drones and 9 assault drones.

    Another 9 artillery drones and 9 assault drones arrive on the front lines.

    You have a message from Comrade 70:
    "Rise and shine, gentlemen. Are you ready to continue this beautiful war?"

    Also: Map Update.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:48 No.5782898
    Ping their channel until they respond. If they don't at first, start making amusing/insulting statements in Morse code with the ping timing.

    "What happens if you don't win? Hypothetically, I mean. I'm just curious."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:50 No.5782919
    As per above, how capable are we of reverse-engineering?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:50 No.5782926

    Well, just tossing ideas out there.

    Helicopter tech would be REALLY NICE right now. Can we call Ares about the cost? And can we spare some bots for monkey hunting?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:51 No.5782948
    "Of course. After all, it's our job."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:52 No.5782966
    AlphaRange, not Ares. And air tech wouldn't be good right now against Kil's anti air.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:54 No.5782988
    You're subcontracting mercenaries, not scientists. You'll need to download blueprints for an examination facility or something if you wish to gain schematics via reverse engineering.


    You still have a 75% chance of being able to use looted technology without a hitch - you have a basic understand of it and how to use it, but not how to massively reproduce it.

    Speaking of which, you have looted:
    12 functional shockwave guns with two battles worth of ammunition.
    7 functional lightning guns with two battles worth of ammunition.
    1 damaged but functional powered armour that was abandoned.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:54 No.5782989

    "And, speaking of jobs, what day do they hand out paychecks around here?"
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:55 No.5783010
    When TradeStar comes we should buy a satellite from them, or at least the schematics to build our own, this would give us a very large advantage in all our activities.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)22:55 No.5783011
    You can contact them about it.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:56 No.5783012
    Can these weapons be stuck onto drone weapon slots?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:56 No.5783018
    The Red enemy to our Southeast (Uni-peace?) is able to island-hop.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:56 No.5783020
    Well let's do that then.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:56 No.5783022
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:57 No.5783032
    How much for those blueprints? And could we trade the tech to another company that CAN reverse engineer it?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:57 No.5783035
    Pin the Kil'thweq in with Napalm barrages, and then flatten them with HE
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)22:59 No.5783064
    I Know we love AlphaRange, and their bag of goodies. But I am worried about how much ROOM they have to expand in. Same for Lemmington. Centauri is occupied, so is Kil'thweq. Uni-peace is contained (unless they can swim or fly). But Longterm, AR And Lemmington might get HUGE.

    I Suggest that Idle constructors Begin the Northeastern Bridge, With Construction Facility 1 Creating 10 more Heavy Construction Bots (To speed it's completion) We need to expand, and this doesn't decrease our military push.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)22:59 No.5783065
    Then ask them if its possible to buy a satellite, and how much it would cost, and also buy the schematics for satellites.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:00 No.5783068
    "Wait, wait one minute, guys. We take huge pride in our 'copters. If you want schematics so you can apply the tech' to your drones, we're going to have to demand two-hundred chimps and seventy-five apes.
    "For other tech', we want either one hundred chimps or fifty apes."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:00 No.5783069
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    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:01 No.5783092
    5000 for examination facility blueprints.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:01 No.5783095
    Shut the fuck up man.

    We've pinned them back to their area, but we haven't wiped them out yet. They're still there, preparing to strike back at us.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:02 No.5783100

    That's a lot of monkeys. Okay, ask TradeStar what various sorts of flight schematics are going to cost us.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:02 No.5783103
    I'm guessing they're pinned in by other factions.
    When we take over Uni-peace (and we will), we'll get Boats, and send 'em around the coastlines to talk to whoever's there.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:03 No.5783108
    You guys are getting ahead of yourselves. We need to take care of Kil'thweq right now.

    Satellites can wait. We need to trade for some fuel from TradeStar comes by. We need to keep production up. But most of all, we need to conquer the Kil'thweq forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:03 No.5783117
    We should get this ASAP. And keep one working model of all alien tech we get in storage until we do.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:04 No.5783122
    Which will be easier if we continue to expand our capabilities. But you have a point.

    Have the synths move in to the area we shelled, with us behind providing fire support.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:04 No.5783124
    >We take huge pride in our 'copters. If you want schematics so you can apply the tech' to your drones, we're going to have to demand two-hundred chimps and seventy-five apes.
    "Okay. Thanks for the info. We'll get back to you, then."

    Contact TradeStar. How much for schematics for amphibiousness?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:07 No.5783160
    Comrade 70 contacts you:
    "It's time we go on the offensive, now that we've pushed the frontline back. I doubt they'll have any powered armour ready since your display yesterday - but we might be surprised. There will be plenty of fleeing civilians - miners and construction workers. We will need to kill them. Otherwise, they can just continue everything they do here, deeper inside their homeland. That'll be your job - shelling the civilians and any powered armour. We should be able to take care of everything else. You got that?

    Centauri Synthetics:
    108 Squidbots.

    39 Artillery Drones
    19 Assault Drones
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:07 No.5783162
    If we have satellites we can keep an eye on Kil'thweq much better, and we won't have to ask Centauri to send in scouts.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:09 No.5783184
    By homeland, you mean their territory, correct? If they're natives, sucks for them.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:09 No.5783192
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    Here's what I think the map might look like.
    between 8 and 20 other factions are probably undiscovered; we only know of 6 at the moment.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:10 No.5783197
    Territory, yes.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:10 No.5783199
    We should definitely get satellites sometime, but right now Centauri has the drones to spare.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:10 No.5783208
    Fuck them, Uni-peace has boats and we're going to war with them next, we'll LOOT their boats!
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:11 No.5783214
    Doesn't matter that much to me, just figured I would clarify.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:11 No.5783219
    "We've got it. Just call in the coordinates, and we'll hit them on the dot."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:11 No.5783221
    I sincerely doubt there are that many other factions, maybe two or three others but not 8-20.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:14 No.5783262
    We got that. You guys need our Laser tanks for anything? 'cause we can use 'em elsewhere if you guys don't want 'em here.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:15 No.5783271
    HEY HEY HEY guys we need stun rounds. Like, whoa we do. Don't kill civilians, that's just wrong.

    Stun them and sell them into slavery for tech.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:17 No.5783287
    Ask AlphaRange if there's anyone to their west, and if so, how much it'll cost us (in either slaves or minerals) to have their contact info.
    Ask Lemmington if there's anyone to their east, and if so, how much it'll cost us (in either gorillas or minerals) to have their contact info.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:17 No.5783292

    worth looking into if we can swing it. Give AlphaRange a call?
    Also, probly not viable for today, maybe not even tomorrow, We need to ship stun shells up. We came loaded for bear, remember?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:17 No.5783295
    These aren't apes. These are kil'thweq. They cannot be broken. They must die.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:18 No.5783299
    WE need our laser tanks to provide guards for our artillery, in case someone tries to hit them.

    We can't sell them into slavery. AlphaRange certainly wouldn't want them; they're interested in the natives, not common aliens known to have a rapidly expanding empire and a massive population.

    Anyway, you work for a corp, champ! Free yourself from all morality but that of the dollar.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:19 No.5783313
    And now it's time to be loaded for Kil'thweq.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:20 No.5783322
    You roll in, deeper into Kil'thweq territory and further down the peninsula, your drones crossing a large bridge over a larger river.

    You recieve images once more. There's hundreds of the creatures, swarming about desperately trying to run as the hordes of synthetic squid rain from the heavens. A handful of powered armour suits attempt to shoot down the 'bots. Another thing you notice are five gigantic, smouldering craters.

    Centauri Synthetics:
    108 Squidbots.

    39 Artillery Drones
    19 Assault Drones

    292 Civilians
    61 Shockwave Infantry
    43 Lightning Infantry
    4 Powered Armour
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:20 No.5783323

    Well then, lets go visit death and destruction upon out fellow sentients, shall we?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:22 No.5783344
    Craters are overkill from our shelling yesterday. Ease up a little on the amount of ammo expended on "hard" targets?
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)23:22 No.5783351
    Concern: Craters may indicate land mines. Use flight as typical. Keep ranged attacks. Don't travel on obvious Routes! Also, be concerned about that Bridge! That's our only way back to Our territory. (Don't let the bridge get blown up TRAP ALERT)
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:23 No.5783366
    Lay down a wall of napalm across the most likely retreat vectors. Once they're cut off and unable to effectively retreat, we can take them out at our leisure.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:24 No.5783378
    Someone didnt read the holy munitorium guide to bunker busting. HE and THEN incendiary.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:24 No.5783382
    "No corps here, guys."
    "I'm afraid we haven't found any other factions present in this area."
    "You want to sell us prawns? Hah! Well, you've got fucking guts, that's for certain. Sure, we'll give you a piece of tech' for seventy-five. We've already got millions of prawns in our employment agency. But, they're hardy people. Very good manual labour. Plus, some people like something a little exotic in the bedroom, if you catch my meaning."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:24 No.5783389

    Napalm the escape routes, have a double-tap volley of HE for the power suits, then we can casually laser the survivors.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:26 No.5783408
    You guys agree on laying the napalm on retreat vectors?
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)23:26 No.5783409
    Furthermore, We should try to capture some Kil'thweq. We have some looted tech, but not their indepth knowledge. I'm sure we could argue details out of some live members. Not sure about our weapon loadout, but Any that are wounded, but not dead, might make good captures.

    Also, for future Ape-catching operations, we could Try capturing live chimps and apes, then breeding them into slavery. (Since ethics, are, you know, dead and all.) Depends on their life-cycle, and how much control we can exert on them. In the long run, might be easier than attack raids. . .
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:26 No.5783412
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    Hence why we have napalm.
    We are loaded for Kil'thweq.
    Any questions? Refer to attached diagram
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:27 No.5783418

    Send a hauler up with stun rounds.

    Also, contact TradeStar about what they can sell us for aerial schematics.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:28 No.5783429

    so, lets start announcing that fleeing civilians will be fired upon, but they have the option to surrender. Get the Centauri to feed them until AlphaRange can come get them, and we profit, eh?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:29 No.5783449

    Breeding 'em means feeding 'em. Sounds like a lot of work to me.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:29 No.5783454
    They sell VTOL Aircraft schematics for 5000 tons of heavy metal.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:30 No.5783462
    Fuck capturing.
    This is CORP WAR.
    Maximum profit, minimum risk.
    Why bother with stunning, when we have perfectly good napalm and HEs?

    I'd say drop Napalm on their rear flanks, and HEs on their front. Drop the Napalm first, so they waste time catching it.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:31 No.5783474
    Oh. I guess we could give the option of surrender. And then we sell 'em to Alphacorp, and wey-hey, profiterinos!
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:31 No.5783478

    EXCELLENT PLAN. You have my approval. We'll even tell them they'll be released from our captivity after the battle.

    And whew, flight is expensive.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:32 No.5783493

    Seconded. What do we have in the way of broadcast capabilities?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:32 No.5783495
    >>Maximum profit, minimum risk.
    >>Why bother with stunning, when we have perfectly good napalm and HEs?

    To maximize profit, of course.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:32 No.5783501
    I doubt Centauri will go for that, I have a feeling they generally HATE biologicals. I don't think the Kil'thweq started this whole thing off.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:33 No.5783511
    Only the same cost as superheavy drone schematics and examination facilities.

    So, you're:
    >napalming all escape routes
    >announcing that those who surrender will be spared.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:33 No.5783513
    To make that work, we'll have to get Centauri Synthetics to do the announcing. I doubt they'd object, though...

    In any case, the civilians will be much more likely to surrender if their retreat is cut off by a massive wall of flame. Do that first.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:34 No.5783528
    All non-combat heavies have loudspeakers, used to scare off wild animls usually but aso for communication.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:35 No.5783536
    >napalming all escape routes
    >announcing that those who surrender will be spared.

    Yes. Tell Centauri Synthetics that we'd appreciate if they'd back us up on that score, since we've arranged for some side profits and the prawns will most definitely be off the Kil'thweq factory lines.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:35 No.5783538

    I love it when a plan comes together.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:37 No.5783568
    do you know what would make the game more interesting? IF the corp had a schism, you know like one side wants to kill the prawns, the other doesn't
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:37 No.5783574
    Yeah, see if Centauri minds if we Napalm the exits, and give the Kil'thweqs 1 chance to surrender before the combat (To be released before the Conflict ends), then go in Artillery blazing on anyone who didn't surrender?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:38 No.5783575
    True enough. I'm debating whether flight or superheavy drones are a better investment. Can they be combined (once we have enough resources)?

    My last "how much?" question for a while: how much are schematics to improve our drones' armor? Normal armor, and say, armor that doesn't slow them down?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:38 No.5783579
    I'll be on whatever side gets the most profit.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:38 No.5783582
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:39 No.5783590
    do we know if the lightning guns are anymore effecient than the lazers
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:39 No.5783592
    Get flight from Alphacorp (We'll have TONS of slaves to sell 'em after we're done with uni-peace)
    Get Big Drones from Tradestar when we can spare the resources.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:41 No.5783615
    Am I the only fucking person here who thinks we need some goddamn reverse-engineering? The capability to capture tech while fighting or even STEAL IT and use it isn't at all appealing to anyone? Fuck.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:41 No.5783618
    You contact Comrade 70 about your plan.
    "Very well. We'll play your game.
    "Employees of Kil'thweq! Please surrender and your lives will be spared! Pleased surrender and your lives will be spared! Your employment will continue under the leadership of TradeStar! Your employment will continue under the leadership of Tradestar! Please surrender!" The professional voice rings out across the battlefield as suddenly, exits are cut off by the flames of napalm. Many try to run through the flames. Many try to run in another direction. Many cower and surrender. The battle between the synthsquids and the infantry continue, with support coming from the powered armour. Overall, once you take care of those suits, this should be an easy fight and a doddle to mop u--
    "Fuck! TradeStar, you are being flanked! I repeat, you are being flanked!"
    Cameras reveal seven powered armour units have jet-jumped from the river that you crossed earlier, and are charging your artillery with the aid of thruster jets, firing all guns, already eliminating a hefty portion of your forces.

    Centauri Synthetics:
    95 Squidbots.

    34 Artillery Drones
    12 Assault Drones

    218 Civilians
    49 Shockwave Infantry
    31 Lightning Infantry
    11 Powered Armour
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:43 No.5783636
    Reinforced Drone Armour: 2000 TONS
    Enhanced Laser Lens: 2000 TONS
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:43 No.5783639

    too good to be true. What affect are our lasers having?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:45 No.5783654
    Do Artillery Drones have any weapons besides their artillery equipment?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:45 No.5783658

    Saw it coming, but still damn cool regardless.

    >>Charging your artillery with the aid of thruster jets
    FUCK. YES.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:45 No.5783660
    The sudden ambush means your assault drones haven't responded yet. The flaws of unintelligent AI. How would you like them to respond?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:47 No.5783672
    You didn't arm them with any, no.

    Artillery Drones:
    Artillery (HE)
    Artillery (Napalm)

    Assault Drones:
    Auxiliary Flamer
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:48 No.5783678

    our assault HCDs have the laser/laser/flamethrower, yes? fire at will with the lasers, save the flamethrowers as a nasty surprise for when they close the distance.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:48 No.5783680

    All laser drones target the powersuits. Artillery drones rapid about face, 1 round HE into the ground right in front of the suits before they get close enough that it will damage the drones as well. If the suits catch it, laser drones shoot the shells.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)23:49 No.5783691

    I like this policy.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:51 No.5783699
    >The sudden ambush means your assault drones haven't responded yet. The flaws of unintelligent AI. How would you like them to respond?
    Assault units should focus fire on the powered armor units, one at a time.

    The artillery units should continue supporting fire of the Centauri Synthetics forces. HE the powered armor units and napalm any still-resisting infantry. Message to Comrade 70. "We may have a bit of difficulty here. If a portion of your forces could see their way to breaking off to support our artillery, it would be much appreciated."
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:52 No.5783712

    all of these
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/08/09(Tue)23:53 No.5783735
    Question? When our TradeStar Freighter arrives, will it be safe landing in our HQ? It's as far from the front lines as we are every likely to be, but still. Unknown enemies with powerful weapons have me concerened.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:54 No.5783742
    This seems to be the most popular, currently. Any further votes?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/08/09(Tue)23:54 No.5783747
    It arrives at your HQ, yes. Unless you have another spaceport, which you do not.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:55 No.5783756
    Seems smart to me.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:57 No.5783771
    I was under the impression that the powered armor were at too close of a range for artillery fire to be feasible in any capacity, thus >>5783699. If it can be used, use it. Otherwise, continue supporting fire.

    In either case, call for support unless the tide of battle at our drones turns in our favor remarkably rapidly.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/09(Tue)23:58 No.5783780
    Even if they jump, the explosion will throw them off and ruin their charge. Then our laser drones can focus fire them one at a time. If they don't jump, they die. If they catch, we blow the shells up in their hands and they die.

    It's a good plan.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:02 No.5783833
    The artillery basically point its barrels parallel to the earth and directly at the approaching enemies. And, they fire. Three of them are obliterated and one is damaged, crashing into the earth. The other three catch the shells with their gravity guns and throw them back at your drones, before engaging them in combat. One by one, two of them fall - but not before causing enough casualties to leave your artillery ever-so-vulnerable.

    Centauri Synthetics:
    81 Squidbots.

    29 Artillery Drones
    2 Assault Drones

    183 Civilians
    37 Shockwave Infantry
    23 Lightning Infantry
    6 Powered Armour
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:05 No.5783865
    So much for the shooting the caught shells plan.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:05 No.5783870
    Have our artillery drones spread out and continue attempts at point-blank volley fire. We'll take heavy losses, but they should die.

    Then resume fire support.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:06 No.5783882
    Fuck this shit.
    Our artillery must be about one and a half tons.
    Our untargetted haulers must be at least five tons.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:06 No.5783884

    I really, really doubt our drones are that accurate.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:06 No.5783885
    We said to shoot the shells if they caught them >=|
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:07 No.5783890
    Ram them and then turn around and offer fire support once more.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:07 No.5783892
    Why the hell wouldn't they be? They're either AI or they're not. If they are AI (poor or not), they should be able to calculate the firing angle in fractions of a second.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:08 No.5783900
    have the artillery retreat while firing on their position
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:08 No.5783902

    We've already been told that they have slow reaction time.

    Cry more.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)00:09 No.5783906
    Any Artillery that has no good shot at a Power armor should instead fire on the infantry & civilians. Still dealing damage to enemy troops, although not so point blank that they damage themselves. Lasers will work on the Power Armor
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:10 No.5783915
    Just because you said, doesn't mean you did.
    Simply put, they didn't hold them for five seconds - they changed their trajectory in a matter of split seconds. It wasn't slow enough, really.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)00:10 No.5783918

    Ramming is BAD. These guys smash things by manipulating gravity. Black holes smash our troops is bad.

    We are ranged combatants for a reason.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:11 No.5783924
    Ramming being practical is dependent upon our drones having acceleration good enough to actually impact the power armor. Considering their demonstrated firepower and mobility, I have my doubts about this.

    That said, a hauler drone full of shells would make a hell of a bomb, if it got anywhere even close to the power armor before going up.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:11 No.5783925
    No, he said, "The sudden ambush means your assault drones haven't responded yet. The flaws of unintelligent AI."

    Meaning they weren't able to respond because we didn't tell them to be on the lookout for an ambush. Having told them to fire on the shells if any are caught, they should have been able to do so with pintpoint accuracy. I don't like being railroaded like that.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:12 No.5783929
    Flamethrower time. These guys dont seem to be able to take heat all to well. Wall of fire?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:12 No.5783931

    So they were playing tennis with our shells, not baseball. That's fair enough.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:13 No.5783942
    Whatever. A computer can react far faster than any other sentient being can. Unless you're retconning that the powered armor is AI too now?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:13 No.5783945

    Theoretically, they should be linked with our artillery, letting them follow the trajectory and notice if it stopped.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:14 No.5783959
    It doesn't matter how quickly the circuitry reacts, if the servos aren't quick enough to realign the guns. The system is limited by the speed of its SLOWEST component.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:15 No.5783969
    Are you trying to say that lasers are slower than shells?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:15 No.5783971
    Yeah, but we said for the lasers to shoot the suits initially, and to shoot the shells only if they were caught. That still takes time. If we'd said to have the lasers track the shells and detonate them at the appropriate time, we wouldn't be in this mess.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)00:16 No.5783972
    We are aware that better AI is purchasable. This linkup may be such an upgrade.

    Should this battle turn badly, we may be able to bargain for AlphaRange Copter support. I know they have attack gunships. . .
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:18 No.5783992
    Your artilery drones turn around and pick up speed, heading towards the damaged powered armour unit, two of them being shot down in the approach. One rams into it, eventually rolling over it. Then another. Then another. Then another. They turn around in an arc to face the battle once more, to resume artillery support, firing HE shells upon the powered armour once more, destroying three.
    The remaining powered armour suit by your drones is approached by the last two assault drones, who suddenly open fire with the auxiliary flamethrowers. The powered armour unit suddenly thrashes at the air as the flames engulf it, screams coming from inside the metal suit. Suddenly, it collapses, mostly undamaged but completely inactivate, the Kil'thweq prawn within cooked inside his own power armour.

    Centauri Synthetics:
    68 Squidbots.

    27 Artillery Drones
    2 Assault Drones

    155 Civilians
    28 Shockwave Infantry
    14 Lightning Infantry
    1 Powered Armour
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:18 No.5783997
    Fine, I still think it's bullshit railroading though.

    And how the fuck are we supposed to ram them? We're on the ground and they have jumpjets and long range weaponry.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:19 No.5784007
    >>Should this battle turn badly

    Should this battle turn badly, have our allies retreat and do our best to ensure no aliens capture our tech. We have more drones on the way.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)00:20 No.5784016
    Fire is effective against them. Lets use more napalm and less HE. It means more salvagable material. And less damage to those suits.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:20 No.5784019
    ...no, I DID say that obviously some component of the tank's makeup was not sufficient to react with split-second speed at sufficient precision to hit a fast-moving object the size of a shell with its main weapon. It could have been due to sensor systems, AI analysis, mechanical realignments, or some other component. It doesn't fucking matter. The fact is, our drones just aren't that good, "laser gun" does not automatically mean instant precise targeting of anything within their rage, and that is completely reasonable.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:21 No.5784027
    With this news about the effectiveness of flamethrowers even against armored suits, that "have the fast squid of our allies carry the flamethrower bots into the thick of the fighting" plan has new potential.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:23 No.5784047
    It would have been nice to have been informed that they are not at all capable of doing that.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:23 No.5784050
    Resume supporting fire against resisting opponents. Avoid anyone who has surrendered. Use primarily napalm shells.

    Apologize to our allies for the inconvenient delay in our artillery support.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:24 No.5784055
    Finish off the remaining enemy soldiers, have our ally use his squid to herd civilians into captivity. Continue broadcasting surrender commands.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:25 No.5784066

    speaking of which, can we get an early surrender headcount?
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)00:25 No.5784067
    also I motion that later, we refit our combat drones, so that ALL of them have a Close range and a Long Range Weapon. Even artillery. I don't like our forces being sitting duck style.

    How do our Drones fare vs. fire? If we curtain the area with napalm, can our metal drones make it out ok? Are we in danger of starting a continental forest fire?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:25 No.5784069
    Call me a piss-poor railroader because I didn't allow you to shoot three shells in the middle of the air if you want. What has happened has happened, whether you like it or not and there will be no ret-conning. If you really don't like it that much, feel free to leave the thread but you're always welcome to stay and contribute.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:27 No.5784081
    Maybe the contractors controlling them thought they were.

    OP is doing a fine job of GMing, and frankly some people are going to whine at the slightest setback. Problems keep things interesting, people; and don't forget that we're by no means invincible just because we've been doing well.

    Time to mop up the battle and capture as many citizens as possible for some sweet new tech (chopper please for as many prawns as we get and even some ore/fuel if needed).
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:27 No.5784088

    ok guys, we fucked up, assumed shit, and lost drones. Not his fucking fault. Lets act like adults (or, mature children, or whatever) and cut our losses on that score. End of issue, moving on.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:28 No.5784096
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:29 No.5784101
    I've been contributing. I was one of the first few contributors in the original thread. Previously you've given us statistics and shit when something is not likely to work (i.e. jury-rigging self-destruct/darts). Just because you want your ambush to wreck our shit doesn't mean you should stop doing it now.
    >> Curris !!/jtFi67TPsp 09/09/09(Wed)00:30 No.5784114
    In support of recent comments. That Ambush could've ended our whole offensive. We came off the victors. Details, details, details. It's a game, have fun ^_^
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:30 No.5784115
    Please ignore the faggot, OP.

    Can we have a headcount on how many prawns have surrendered? Also, where is that remaining powered armor?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:30 No.5784116
    Guys, seriously. Peace and love. And heartless, corporate profit-seeking.

    Do this.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:30 No.5784117
    Approximately 89 of them are curling up, weeping or sitting there submissively. The rest are running around screaming.
    Damage over time. They will be damaged - but not destroye.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:31 No.5784123

    what part of "we get it, now lets move on, or you can go qq elsewhere" do you not understand?

    ok, maybe he fixed that encounter, maybe he didnt. Its a matter of opinion, and you're welcome to yours. But please stop ruining this thread for the rest of us by dwelling on it.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:32 No.5784132

    Seconding. The few retcons have been done with the transparently obvious intent of keeping the game fun. Keep going Plasma, I'm having fun and think you're doing well.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:33 No.5784139
    You re neither piss poor nor a railroader, the term in no way applies to this situation, they're just upstthat they didn't absolutely win.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:34 No.5784154
    Understood. I apologize. Your critique is accepted.

    In any case:

    The final armour unit is taken down by artillery fire and it collapses, unable to function. The rest of the infantry is napalmed, with the synthsquids hovering just ahead, slowly picking them off one by one.

    This battle's drawing to an end - but there's been some pretty heavy losses.

    Centauri Synthetics:
    61 Squidbots.

    27 Artillery Drones
    2 Assault Drones

    97 Civilians - All Surrendering
    14 Shockwave Infantry
    5 Lightning Infantry
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:34 No.5784155
    read here:


    Keep playing and stop responding to shit. I think it's bullshit that sentients can react faster than (poor) AI, you don't. Ignore it. Fuck.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:36 No.5784181
    Thank you. I respect that.

    Now, lets start rebuilding our losses and reaping the rewards.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:37 No.5784191
    Can the squids handle the remaining infantry/anyone that doesn't surrender?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:37 No.5784200
    Looks like it.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:38 No.5784203
    Oh that's just ridiculous. You're being pissy, frankly I don't know how Plasma would have given us percentages for how well that strategy was likely to work.

    Anyways, let's get back to the real problem. Now that I'm thinking about it, it might be kind of interesting to keep these prawns for our own workforce. Frankly I don't much like selling things into slavery, even aliens. Obviously we'd have think about security with them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:38 No.5784207
    Fair or unfair, fixed or not, the mental image I got of that ambush was AWESOME.

    Power armor leaps into position behind the artillery, looking almost like a hockey player skating hard as they dash incredibly fast to attack.
    Artillery whips around and fires a desperate point-blank volley, but with a bat several shells are reflected back into their ranks.
    Then the artillery COUNTERCHARGES the final two suits, despite taking losses as they go they crush one the remaining suit beneath them, and one suit's operator screams as he burns alive, his suit glowing red.

    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:38 No.5784209
    Recover whatever we can of the power armor, for later attempts at analysis or use.

    Send in hauler drones to transport any surrendered civilians, as well as to recover any possible salvage.

    Review the facilities which they abandoned in their attempts to flee, and see what is usable.

    Inquire of Centauri Synthetics as to their next plan of action.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:39 No.5784220
    Then let them do so. Contact alpha with whatever our final number of captives is and see what we can get.

    If you would stop fucking responding to it, so would I. It's not a hard concept.

    And you have a problem with selling them into slavery, but not using them for slavery? Seems kind of odd.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:41 No.5784229
    Threaten the remaining Kilthweq soldiers.

    "We'll kill these civilians if you don't surrender now."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:42 No.5784240
    >>keep these prawns for our own workforce.

    Ah yes, let's have the enemy in our home, sabotaging our stuff!

    Or we turn in all 97+ (more if any soldiers want to surrender) for chopper tech. Toss in some ore/fuel if we must, I want to take to the skies.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:43 No.5784252
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:44 No.5784260
    We need to keep a couple military thweq for ourselves.

    We'll interrogate them for information. Force them to do tech work for us. Duplicate their systems.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:45 No.5784270
    You have enough haulers that lack ammunition that you can store away all of the prawns to take back to base.

    You now have three suits of damaged powered armour that you can research.

    You're allowed to take the metal from the storage facility - a total of 548.2 tons.

    Comrade 70 wants to know if you need to repair and gather more forces before they advance again - you got a pretty hard beating, after all.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:46 No.5784278
    Pretty sure we're not going to get much unless we buy the tech examiner. In real life it'd be pretty hard to do what you're planning in a year, let alone a few days/months.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:46 No.5784279
    You can't turn in prawns for 'copter tech'. There's other tech' available, though.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:47 No.5784290
    We'll get the tech lab from TradeStar soon enough.

    Holding some kil'thweq for a month is no problem.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:47 No.5784293
    You know what we need? Fucking cloaking tech.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:48 No.5784297
    Dang. Well alright. What do they have to offer this time?

    And I say we press on, but rush reinforcements to the front. Giving your enemy time to catch his breath is about the worst thing you can do in war.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:48 No.5784300
    The Kil'thweq infantry are currently having their nervous systems being fried by synthetic squids. They can't really surrender.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:49 No.5784309
    "We can push forward if we need to, but it might be wiser to pause for a bit. Give it another day or two, and we'll bring up another wave of drones. Your troops look like they could use some reinforcing, as well."
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:49 No.5784313
    Send any full haulers back to base.

    Where are we advancing to? Another full base or what?

    We need to rebuild our losses ASAP.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:50 No.5784328
    Then we'll keep some of the Kil'Thweq civilians for ourselves.

    BTW, how're the defenses at our HQ?

    There is the first security wall, and then the super security wall, right? Some turrets too, right? We should add some artillery turrets in there. Deep in the complex to shell incoming targets from the distance.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:50 No.5784330
    Yeah, but if we have the examiner, won't having the soldiers be pointless?

    Also, protip from militaryfag: getting an infantryman to explain how to replicate his rifle is about impossible, because he doesn't know. He knows all about the tricks of shooting it, which might be handy here, but don't expect these captured soldiers to be engineers.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:51 No.5784338
    Can we get an updated map?
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:51 No.5784349
    Oh, and get more shells if we're running low. Bring them back with them. Wait for reinforcements to be built for the haulers to return.

    Otherwise, I say we push ahead as long as it's not another big base.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:51 No.5784352
    Would you like to build those turrets, then? You can build twelve of them.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:52 No.5784355
    Regardless, we should keep some Kil'Thweq for ourselves. We don't want AlphaRange getting too powerful.

    They're already the fucking deathdealers with all their weaponry, they don't need every boost we can give them. They're still our competitors on this planet.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:52 No.5784359
    >>And I say we press on, but rush reinforcements to the front. Giving your enemy time to catch his breath is about the worst thing you can do in war.

    This. We've been building more drones, time to send them to strengthen our forces. And continue combat drone production.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:52 No.5784363
    We don't need any civilians. It's just more useless mouths to feed. Trade them all for tech+ore/fuel.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:53 No.5784369
    We should already have a few laser turrets there. I remember asking for them a few days ago and you said alright.

    We should include some artillery turrets too. I'll draw up a map real fast of what I envision the main HQ to look like. Others can give in their input until we have a consensus.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:53 No.5784377
    Only if we also have long range sensors to detect enemy infiltration. They're useless once the enemy is at the wall.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:54 No.5784381
    Giving them some dudes in exchange for tech is probably a win for us. We really don't need them and we're not set up to use them, unless you want to buy the tech for shock collars, which IMO is a waste buy for us.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:54 No.5784383
    If there's a limited of supply of something, we want it, at least until we know we can't get anything else from it.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:54 No.5784387
    Comrade 70:
    "Bad news. It is a big base. We've got one last obstacle to jump before we reach their original landing site where the leadership caste dwell. I'd rather have you prepared before we attack there."

    Your haulers should return to the frontline at the beginning of Day 2 of Month 2 - so you can rest your forces until then, if you like.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:55 No.5784396
    Mix in some stun shells with the other shells that we're sending constantly to the front. It'd be nice to be able to directly shell civilians and infantry for sale.

    Speaking of that, if AlphaRange is still offering that collar tech, maybe that would be worth looking into. For enslaving them, y'know.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:55 No.5784403
    Oh, we can get more.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:56 No.5784409
    What exactly are you envisaging them giving us? It would be like if you were captured by an enemy. You're worthless except as slave labor unless you have some very specific knowledge, like advanced engineering.
    >> Anonymous 09/09/09(Wed)00:58 No.5784432
    Sell the Kil'thweq to AlphaRange.
    Loot them Tons of metal!

    Keep 15 Artillery bots up with the Offensive, send 15 Laser HCDs up to support them, and this time, bring enough haulers for all the loot. =)

    Right now, we know Uni-Peace to our south are being assholes.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/09/09(Wed)00:58 No.5784436
    New thread.

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