When you least expect it, VALKRIAN MERCS QUEST!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/Jr8bbA3LDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles or http://valkyria.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyria_WikiYou are JAGER STURMFUHRER, leader of the fledgling mercenary company DEMONS OF RANDGRIZ. In addition to fighting Imps for money and vengeance, you have your own private mission to hunt down Karla, your former fiance who sided with the Imperials and destroyed your home.You first arrived in the Federation nation of Albion to help defend it against a possible amphibious attack. However, your boots barely hit the deck before you were assigned a mission to break up a spy ring. However, through a chain of extraordinary events, you not only smashed the spy ring apart, but also managed to capture an Imperial u-boat (mostly) intact, and figh off an Imperial amphibious invasion by defeating their leader, Belkan Knight Sir Fleisher.You then moved on to Ustio, where you helped the beleaguered defenders fend off an Imperial offensive and stage a counterattack. While there, you also took care of a personal mission for Qyburn, got a new weapon called the Buzzbomb, recruited some new squad members, and helped Isolde regain her honor by defeating the Knight leading the Imperial forces in the area, breaking the back of the Imperial offensive.You then returned to Gallia to help the Loyalists fight the GRA and rescue Archduchess Cordelia. You also finally decided to move on from your past and start a relationship with your longtime friend and XO, Sam. Now, you've been recruited by Lynch to destroy two Valkrur superweapons. You already managed to destroy Stonehenge, and all that is left is Excalibur.Oh, and you asked Sam to marry you, and she accepted. Nothing possibly bad can happen from this, right?(cont)
>>26179078Four days in a row, man. When was the last time you slept?
>>26179078>Nothing possibly bad can happen from this, right?HA HA HA Deathflags! Still no pineapple cake so we'll be fine.
>>26179156I don't get the whole deathflags thing...explain?
>>26179078Well, it was a bit of an understatement to say that Sam was in a pretty good mood by the the time it was time to leave for the front. However, when you told the rest of the Demons about it, they all chided you saying that pulling that stunt was just ASKING to get one or both of you killed because reasons. Well, screw em. You did what you thought was right.Finally, your small ragtag convoy trundles up to the Federation staging area, just outside the Gallian border. Surprise was paramount, so the Federation higher ups were doing everything in their power to keep the Imperials from finding out about this buildup. Security was tight, and nobody was allowed in or out of the area at all."I wonder who they've got leading this offensive." Sam asks to no one in particular."Well, hopefully somebody halfway competent." You sigh. Honestly, Federation officers weren't that much different from Gallian ones. You had a 50/50 chance of getting a decent commander or a wildly incompetent one."Ah, the Demons. I suspected I'd see you here." A very familiar, and very tired voice reaches your ears. All of the Demons turn and probably about half of their jaws drop in surprise at who they see."Freyberg?!" You blink."The one and only." The general sighs.>Ask him how he ended up here.>Just cut straight to business. Ask about the mission.>Other
>>26179187>Ask him how he ended up here.
>>26179187>>Ask him how he ended up here. Shake his hand too.
>>26179180Do you know how in movies a character does or says certain things that make you go "Oh God, now they are going to die now" like "It's my last day before retirement" or "Let me show you a picture of my kids, man, I can't wait to see them again"
>>26179187>>Ask him how he ended up here.I demand some explaination.
>>26179102>Merc Command>Sleeping>Allowing us to sleepThe ride never ends>>26179187>Ask him how he ended up here.Also give him a manly handshake
>>26179180You know how in movies if someone says they're a week from retirement or it's their first day on the force they are going to die.That's a deathflag, it's saying something, or putting an event into motion that indicates you're going to die. Like telling a girl you'll marry her, telling your son you'll be back home in time for Christmas, promising yourself that you got the ring and you'll propose the moment you get home, passing on your legacy to your student, that sort of thing.
>>26179187>FreybergCrap, I forgot who he is. Remind us?
>>26179233I doubt MC would do something like that.Maybe.
>>26179210>>26179233AH! of course, its kind of obvious now I think about it..Thanks guys.
>>26179234The general from the rich country, in the mountains.
>>26179265Ok, thanks. He was a cool guy>>26179187>Ask him how he ended up here.
>>26179187>>Ask him how he ended up here.Back and caught up just in time.
>>26179278>>26179187Also, ask Elizabeth on how much Freyberg knows about our mission?
>>26179187"Damn, Freyberg, what the hell are you doing all the way out here? I thought you wanted nothing more than to stay down in Ustio.""That was the plan." Freyberg says glumly. "Follow me."You dismiss the rest of the Demons to take care of battle preparations while you and Sam follow Freyberg. He leads you to his headquarters, which right now is a giant, cobalt blue circus tent. There, you recognize a bunch of his junior officers, and you see a very familiar table with a bunch of maps of the surrounding area. Freyberg takes a seat at the table and sighs."Captain, you know those times where you can have too much success?""A bit." "Well, when the Federation higher ups were deliberating on who to lead this new offensive, apparently I was on their radar thanks to what we did down in Ustio. And considering I'm one of the 'politically neutral' choices...""...so pretty much if this whole campaign goes balls up, they can just blame it on you." You finish."That's the blunt version, yes." Freyberg sighs."Well, I guess that's more reason for us not to screw it up." You nod. "What's the plan?""We've been scouting out the Imperials' defensive lines in the north." Freyberg points at one of the maps on the table. "It's heavily fortified, but thinly manned. No doubt because the bulk of their forces are down at the Round Table. That means if we're fast enough, we can punch a hole through their front defenses before they can get a chance to react. Then our second wave encircles and mops up the enemy forces the spearhead leaves behind.""So you're pretty much turning the Imperials' tactics against them." You whistle."Well, they certainly worked." Freyberg nods. "On that point, since our history in Ustio, I've seen fit to give you a choice on your operation. You can be part of the spearhead to break through the Imperial defenses, or you can be part of the relief wave to mop up enemy forces.">We'll join the spearhead.>We'll join the second wave.>Other
>>26179528>>We'll join the spearhead.Hit him fast and hard.
>>26179528>We'll join the spearhead.
>>26179528>>We'll join the spearhead.Always take initiative and always be the one who determines who, what, when, and where the fight is.
>>26179528>We'll join the spearhead.Be the first to the punch, we'll take the initiative.
>>26179528>>We'll join the spearhead.
>>26179528>OtherAnybody of note we can be expecting defending?What's their readiness level and how much do they know about the offensive?I would like to have my mercs and a small force cause a diversionary attack, announcing our presence and drawing their attention, while the main attack pierces at a different point and performs a flanking and encircling maneuver, cutting them off.
>>26179528>We'll join the spearhead.Tip of the spear, baby!
>>26179078>Nothing possibly bad can happen from this, right?In hindsight we probably should have done that afterwards.>>26179528>>We'll join the spearhead.
>>26179769Oh please, we are JAGUR STRUMFUHER, we fear no death flags.
>>26179789I don't know, man. Jager pretty much tripped through all the possible Sam flags he could on semi-accident and look how that turned out.
>read last threadIt's like the suffering of us Karla fags is used to keep you guys awake
>>26179852Ugh, don't start. You guys were nuts to begin with, wanting to get together with the woman who choose duty over you AND fucking razed your home and family.
>>26179852It's not our fault you keep clinging on to a dead route. You're only hurting yourself.
>>26179870We tripped Sam flags and we got Sam. We trip death flags and guess what we'll get?
>>26180009If dead Sam counts as more Sam then yes.
>>26179926Eh, I'm not that worried.
>>26180031No, just regular Sam.All flags are Sam.
>>26179528>>We'll join the spearhead.Minimize casualties with our best mercs killing ten times the Imps!
>>26180031Don't jinx us more
>>26180197When this war is over, I'm getting your the nicest ring, and we are going to settle down on a farm and have some kids, and grandkids, and grow old together, and Karla will not backstab us in any way, shape, or form.
>>26180239you forgot to mention that we're going to retire and assist with the Knight-Punching 101 class at Lanseal II: Electric BoogalooOh god stop me
>>26179528"Well, you know us, Freyberg." You grin. "We'd accept nothing less than being on the front, where all the action is. People clean up OUR messes, not the other way around.""I should've figured that." Freyberg laughs. "Well, if you're going to be leading the attack, I'll need to tell you something important first. I think you'll like it quite a bit."Freyberg then gets up from his chair and motions for you to follow him. Both you and Sam exit the tent and he leads you to where the force's vehicles have been parked. You see rows and rows of M4s and Growlers. Almost uncountable. And not a single M3."We Ustians pride ourselves in only paying for the best equipment for our troops." Freyberg says, seemingly reading your mind. "You won't find a single M3 or bullet fucker in THIS army."He then leads you to an extremely large olive drab tent. Even larger than the command tent."And here's the best part!" Freberg grins like a little schoolboy getting a present. He pulls back the tent flap and YOU start grinning like a little schoolboy with a present."Ugh. Boys." Sam shakes her head."Is... is that...""Yep." Freyberg nods. "It came at great personal cost, but we managed to get some of Emmeria's M5's shipped over. Armor twice as thick as an M4's, and with a 90mm gun that should put it on par with any Imp tank.""Why don't we see any of THESE anywhere?" You gasp."Because there aren't any factories that can produce them in Europa, and nobody wants to pay to have these babies shipped over." Freyberg sighs. "But, considering our situation, I thought they'd be a wise investment.""How many do you have?""Two hundred total. There will be a company of ten in the spearhead whose sole duty is to breach fortified positions and engage enemy armor. It's going to be your job to make sure they make it through in one piece.">Can... can we have one?>Eh, the Fenrir can still blow em out of the water easy.>Other
>>26180277>Can... can we have one?Isolde needs a tank.
>>26180277>>OtherThe Fenrir will protect your pretty little tanks.
>>26180277>>Can... can we have one?>>Eh, the Fenrir can still blow em out of the water easy.>OtherBOTH. COMMAND FROM THE GUNNER'S SEAT. With our DUEALING saber.
>>26180318Seconded, I forgot Isolde can use them
>>26180277>Can... can we have one?Mmmmmm, Pershing.About time Isolde got a steel steed anyway.
Rolled 11>>26180277>Can... can we have one?
>>26180277>Can... can we have one?
>>26180324>Drive me closer, I want to hit them with my swordgun! or FIST>>26180277If Isolde can drive it, then let her at it!
>>26180277>Can... can we have one?Give it to Isolde.
To be honest, I was hoping for some sort of motorcycle/car chase through busy city streets being shelled, but...>Can... can we have one?
>>26180277OOC, do you have any wiki links to these tanks?
>>26180432http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M26_Pershingis the M5 And also Black Jack in GuPQM4 is Sherman, I'm guessing M3 is Lee/Grant
>>26180432M3 = M3 Lee (Piece of shit)M4 = M4 Sherman (Passable to okay)M5 = M26 Pershing (Heavy tank, all american main battle tanks are based off of the Pershing except for the Abrams)
>>26180475Oh shit, i forgot that was on
>>26180524Technically it was a Heavy Tank during the war, but was reclassified as a Medium Tank.
>>26180475>>26180524I'm still assuming the Fenrir still outclasses the M5, correct?
>>26180631It's now a Gallian heavy with a 122mm, so I'd assume so...at least in raw armor and firepower (plus I doubt Qyburn'd have the time to stick the better armor we have on our Gallian tanks on this M5 before the offensive begins)
>>26180631Fenrir has a bigger gun.
>>26180277"Can we have one?" You ask.Freyberg laughs for what seems like a long time before bluntly answering."No.""Awwwww, come on...!""Captain, you already have a perfectly usable heavy tank. Plus all these M5's are Ustian property. If I release one to you and something were to happen to it, all the responsibility would be on me!""Well, he was just joking, anyways!" Sam laughs awkwardly, trying to cover for your ridiculous request."Either way, you should get some rest." Freyberg says. "We're moving out first thing tomorrow morning. We'll be beginning the attack at dawn.""We'll be ready." You assure him."Oh, and I almost forgot to mention. AIS sent commando teams ahead of the offensive to try and soften up enemy positions and sabotage their logistics. You might run into them, so keep an eye out for them, alright? I don't want to explain to Colonel Lynch how we accidentally blew up his men..."To be fair, you'd be pretty amused to inconvenience Lynch at any turn, but then you remember his commandos were pretty cool dudes like Jack. "I'll keep that in mind."You night's sleep was dreamless, yet restless. More than once you're woken by Sam, worried over the tossing and turning and mumbling in your sleep. You just pass it off as pre-mission jitters, but you suspect it's got something to do with being on the doorstep of Karla's home. Your need for closure still subconsciously nagging at you.A few hours later, you're already moving out with the main force. Happily enough, it seems that Colonel Chamberlain is leading the spearhead, meaning you at least get to work with somebody you're somewhat familiar with. You have one company of M5s and several platoons of M4s on the offense, with several thousand mechanized infantry for support. These guys were well equipped and had fresh experience defending Ustio, and they were eager to take the fight to the Empire.>Lead the attack. You wouldn't have it any other way.>Let the Ustians take the lead. >Other
>>26180784>Let the Ustians take the lead.
>>26180784>>Let the Ustians take the lead.
>>26180784>>Lead the attack. You wouldn't have it any other way.Its fitting, considering where we are.
>>26180784B-buh.You evil bastard Merc.
>>26180784>Let the Ustians take the lead.Serve as a mobile reserve for any unexpectedly difficult pockets of resistance
Who's Chamberlain again?
>>26180784>Lead the attack. You wouldn't have it any other way.
>>26180823>What he said.
>>26180840think he was the guy that held the opposite flank during the big final attack in the mountains.
>>26180840Just a minor NPC
>>26179876>>26179878Its no fault of our own we're willing to give forgiveness. But w/e what's done is done onwards dear friends to glory!>>26180784>Lead the attackFenrir's role is now Break through tank, you have only one order Julia! Straight to their capital!
>>26180957Forgiveness is one thing, but getting together after that entirely another.
Are we going to have to kill that sergeant who shot the noble brat to save Isolde?
>>26181038I hope not. That guy was cool.
>>26181038No, he, like the Squire and Schnee, will be on the 'don't shoot on sight' list. We might still need to punch them all out, but that's the fun part!
>>26180784You decide to let the Ustians take the lead on this one. This was their show, after all. Plus with all that heavy armor at their disposal now, they can afford to catch a few shells for you.Finally, the pre-dawn gloom is interrupted by the muzzle flashes and the booming of cannons. However, just as quickly as it begins, everything becomes quiet again. Your end of the column keeps moving unimpeded. However, off to your right, you see a smoking ruin of a bunker, no doubt an observation post.>See if you can salvage anything from it.>No time. Keep pressing forward.>Other
>>26181322>>No time. Keep pressing forward.BLITZKRIIIIIIIIEG
>>26181322>No time. Keep pressing forward.NO BRAKES.
>>26181322>>See if you can salvage anything from it.Find radios, ciphers, documents, the works, anything for Elizabeth.
>>26181322>See if you can salvage anything from it.loot
>>26181322>>See if you can salvage anything from it.I have a bad feeling.
>>26181347Send the Stig and Elizabeth overthere to see it there's anything useful, then catch up
>>26181347>>26181366>>26181371Goddamnit guys, we have to hurry. The point of a hard hitting fast attack like this isn't looting everything we come across. Send someone in the growler if you must....
>>26181322>>No time. Keep pressing forward.CHAAAARGE!
>>26181406Which is why we should do this:>>26181389The Stig is fast enough to catch up afterwards, and Elizabeth should be able to collect any intel if possible
>>26181340Changing to us keeping going forward, but sending the growler to check the bunker.
>>26181389This. See if there's intel, but tell her and the Stig to peel out if there's resistance. Can't afford to be slowed down
>>26181322>Keep pressing forward!
>>26181485The Growler has a radio, correct?
>>26181548I would assume so, unless Qyburn tore it out after our little sabotage mission
>>26181322"Stig, Elizabeth, check that OP for any possible Intel." You say, pointing at the smoking ruin. See if you can find anything important, but don't take too long.""Got it, sir." Elizabeth nods as she hops out of the Growler and starts poking through the wreckage.>roll 1d20
>>26181661nice roll. Juicy intel, here we come!
>>26181661Thank you Armchair
>>26181684Lets hope so.
>>26181661"Wrenloft stahp!"Good job Armchair
>>26181661Before you know it, the Growler comes speeding back to catch up to your advance, pulling up right behind the Fenrir."Did you find anything, Elizabeth?" You ask."Well..." Elizabeth pulls out a burnt piece of paper. "I found this map. It's pretty burnt up, so it's not that much use, but I did find what seems to be a supply depot that might be worth checking out. It's a minor detour.""That's going to break us off from the main force." Sam points out."But that's the sort of place they'd store lances and other anti tank weapons in case something like this happens." Elizabeth responds.>Let's go check out that depot.>Let's continue on.>Other
>>26182056>Let's go check out that depotWe capture those AT weapons, we'll be better equipped to take on any surprises in store for us today.
>>26182056>>Let's go check out that depot.Maybe we can requisition/improvise some explosives from the depot.
>>26182056>>Let's go check out that depot.think this might be a good idea to deal with.
>>26182056>Let's go check out that depot.Time for a raid!
>>26182056>Let's go check out that depot.
>>26182056>Let's go check out that depot.We need to deal with this. Loot what we can, destroy the rest.Attach the AT guns behind our vehicles, we can use the extra firepower.
>>26182056>>Let's go check out that depot.
>>26182056"Well, our orders ARE to protect those M5's, so we wouldn't be off mission if we checked this out." You say. "Julia, Headcase, Stig, we're changing course. Head to the coordinates Elizabeth is sending."Then you call Chamberlain to let him know what you're up to."Chamberlain, be advised, we're heading off to check out possible enemy contact.""Roger that. Be careful."As you near the point on the map, you are left with a decision to make.>Take it slow. Scout out the area first.>Blitzkrieg their asses.>Other
>>26182352>Blitzkreig their asses.We have a shiny new tank. We should let it run FREEEEEE.
>>26182352>>Blitzkrieg their asses.taking it slow lets them get an easier aim and we don't have the time...
>>26182352>Blitzkrieg their asses.Make sure the infantry take out the anti-tank troopers.
>>26182352>Take it slow. Scout out the area first.Where gonna be heading to a depot that's probably filled with anti-tank weapons. We don't want to risk losing armor on this minor detour.
>>26182352>OtherHave the Stig go ahead and drop off the scouts ahead of us so we know what we are getting into.
>>26182352>Blitzkrieg their asses.Shock and awe baby!
>>26182352>>Take it slow. Scout out the area first.
>>26182352>>Blitzkrieg their asses.This entire campaign relies on speed.
>>26182352>Take it slowCharging into an Imp regiment is not a good idea
>>26182352Well, the entire point of this attack was surprise, so you might as well roll with it. You order your troops to dismount, with the armor leading the way. >roll 1d20
>>26182562It keeps happening!
>>26182562>>26182572>>26182576Huh. One hell of a charge then.
>>26182562Wrenloft I take back the mean things I've said.
>>26182562Well...does this trigger Headcase's Ride of the Valkyrie?
>>26182638Shit, it does.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU
>>26182562And, well, it seems like the depot is guarded as heavily as you thought it would. There's only maybe half a squad of men guarding it. The moment they see Fenrir and Kilroy crest the hill, they abandon their positions and flee for the forest.>Let them go. They're no threat.>We can't afford to let them warn their comrades. Chase them down.>Other
>>26182707>>Let them go. They're no threat.
>>26182707>Let them go. They're no threat.Secure the dakka!
>>26182707>Let them go. They're no threat.We can use the time trying to hunt them down to search for even more Intel.
>>26182707>>Othertake a few shots as we roll in to secure the depot, but otherwise leave em be.
>>26182707>>Let them go. They're no threat."Arthur, see what you can fix-up using this toothpick, string, and these anti-armor lances.."
>>26182707>We can't afford to let them warn their comrades. Chase them down.Send the Stig with a squad of our boys to cut them off while the Kilroy tells them to surrender. Have Elizabeth quickly interrogate the prisoners.
>>26182707>>Let them go. They're no threat.Secure the depot.
>>26182707You let the soldiers flee. Even if they do manage to warn somebody, it'll already be too late. The Ustian armor is already pushing right into their defensive line. Instead, you decide to take stock of what's in the supply depot.>roll 1d20
>>26182842Shit.Inb4 its all rigged to blow.
>>26182848I guess the loot is decent.
>>26182848Good enough.We're not fighting anything anyways.
>>26182848Well, when you inspect the spoils, you really don't find anything special. It's just a bunch of lance and small arms ammunition, several barrels of ragnite fuel, and a couple of kubelwagons. Nothing that you can't really buy in bulk back home. A bit disappointing but pretty much the norm for a lightly guarded frontline supply cache like this.>Mark it so that the mop up forces can capture it later.>Destroy the depot to prevent the Imps from retaking it.>Other
>>26183071What are kubelwagons?
>>26183071>Mark it so that the mop up forces can capture it later.Less strain on friendly supply lines, the fast advance is critical and a stretch supply line threatens that/
>>26183071>Other"Arthur, see what you can make with this."
Rolled 19>>26183071>>Mark it so that the mop up forces can capture it later.>>26183105german jeeps
>>26183071>Destroy the depot to prevent the Imps from retaking it.>>26183109>implying the imps use same type of ammo as the feds
>>26183071>Mark it so that the mop up forces can capture it later.
>>26183133On top of that it's only a few barrels of fuel, not worth leaving behind.
>>26183071>Mark it for mop up forces.We have to keep moving on. The enemy should be too focused on the assault for them to retake a minor cache.
Rolled 11>>26183133its not like the ammo is crucial, more lances and rocket heads are though, supplies are supplies.
>>26183071>OtherCan we jerry rig a kubelwagen or two with some of those lances and the ragnite into a car bomb?
>>26183308And ram it into a barricade?I think that just might work.
>>26183308Sounds like something Heloise can do.
>>26183362Let's have our two engineers work on it to decrease build time.
>>26183389>>26183362>>26183308As much as I like the idea, sounds like it would take too long.
>>26183399It's Heloise, she's like MacGyver. Can't take /her/ that long.
>>26183399Anything longer than 10 minutes is too long.
>>26183105German term that translates, roughly, as "bucket car", it's the name of a vehicle the krauts used for most of the same stuff the US used Jeeps for. The name comes from the fact that it looks like a bathtub on wheels.
>>26183071You radio back to the rear line forces and give them a heads up about the position of the supply depot, so they can handle it later. Getting back on mission, you and the Demons pack up and move to catch up with the spearhead.When you finally do catch up, you see the spearhead has finally made contact with the enemy, with shells and machine gun fire being thrown in all directions. Like an unstoppable force of nature, the line of M5s trundles forwards, shrugging off bullets and lance rockets alike while systematically demolishing bunkers and MG nests with their heavy 90mm guns. The M4s stick the flanks, watching for any potential ambushes.>Push in with the M5s. Assault the defensive line directly!>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!>Other
>>26183521>>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!
>>26183521flank the bastards
>>26183521>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!
>>26183521>>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!we're tougher than the M5s but all tanks have weak asses. Protect em.
>>26183521>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!Take defensive position, until the belkan armor start coming
>>26183521>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!Dismount scouts to scout out our flanks.Have the Stig on scout duty as well.
>>26183507>>Take position on the flanks to keep those M5s protected!
Rolled 10>>26183521"Demons, we're going to secure their right flank!" You say, and point to a small hill that had just been cleared. "Everybody take position on that hill. Stig, Tarin, Brillant, I need you to scout ahead to see if there's anybody trying to flank us. Got it?"There's a around of affirmatives as your troops begin digging themselves in. To your left, the M5s start making good progress, suppressing the emplaced weapons as the mechanized infantry start to catch up.>roll 1d20
>>26183825Nice save anon.
>>26183814eh, bound to run out of luck sometime. Either that, or you asholes weren't yelling hard enough.
>>26183829..pheeew.. Happy I made it. Just barely
>>26183825Insanely close in two ways.
>>26183825"Oh shit, we got trouble!" Brillant yells as he and Tarin come sprinting back your way, diving into the nearest crater. The Growler comes vaulting over the edge of the hill, driving as fast as possible as well. Looking at where they were running from, you see that the Imps have organized quite the counter attack. You see a squadron of four medium and one heavy Imp tank with two squads of accompanying infantry approaching, a mix of scouts, shocktroopers, and lancers. You see two M4s break off to try and intercept them.>Target priority!
>>26184184Julia needs to kill the Heavy.Lancers and Headcase on the Mediums, M4s helping them there.Everyone else goes maximum dakka on the infantry.
>>26184184Knock out that heavy Julia! Headcase provide backup, then focus down each medium. Everybody else pin that infantry!
>>26184226Sounds like a plan.
>>26184184>Prioritize the heavy!
>>26184184Fenrir -> Heavy TankKilroy, Isolde, Sam, M4s -> MediumsAlek, Elsa -> LancersEveryone else -> Rest of the Infantry
>>26184184>HeavyBut I'd prefer to do as >>26184259 if possible
Checked the pastebin>Rocket Tubes: Mountable on any vehicle, these are incredibly simple but powerful weapons. Can fire a volley of explosive rockets on an indirect or direct firing arc. However, accuracy is extremely low, and can only be used once per mission.Why have we not used these yet.
>>26184184After having Julia taking out the Heavy, have Kilroy attempt a flanking maneuver to take out the radiator blocks of the medium tanks.
Rolled 3, 6 = 9>>26184184Julia fires off Fenrir's new 122mm cannon. The sound booms throughout the forest, deafening pretty much everybody.Meanwhile, Headcase, Sam, and Isolde fire at the medium tanks that are beginning to fan out.Alek tries to zero out one of the lancers.You, Ramirez, Tarin, Brillant, Heloise, and Arthur fire off at the rest of the infantry.>roll 15d20
Rolled 18, 12, 10, 1, 16, 20, 11, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 6, 4, 4 = 144>>26184434
Rolled 12, 12, 6, 11, 18, 20, 11, 6, 6, 6, 9, 18, 19, 9, 19 = 182>>26184434
Rolled 15, 18, 11, 11, 6, 16, 2, 20, 15, 8, 3, 15, 12, 17, 12 = 181>>26184434
Rolled 3, 1, 10, 12, 18, 18, 19, 16, 1, 20, 4, 19, 10, 7, 15 = 173>>26184447Derp I fail
Rolled 8, 9, 7, 6, 18, 15, 17, 13, 8, 8, 6, 12, 2, 11, 3 = 143>>26184456>>26184457We better take out at least a couple of tanks with these kind of rolls.
>>26184532sorry, forgot to turn off dice
Rolled 14, 13, 19, 7, 9, 1, 12, 5, 13, 7, 3, 18, 19, 8, 8 = 156>>26184457Julia's strikes the heavy, causing the entire vehicle the shudder. It's left track, as well as the entire drive train connected to it, literally disintegrates. However, despite the grievous damage, the heavy tank is still able to fight.Headcase is more successful, drilling a 88mm shell right under the turret of one of the medium tanks, causing the entire thing to pop off. Sam and Isolde both team up on the second medium, punching its armor and causing it to smoke heavily.Alek tries to aim for a lancer, but only succeeds in making him duck for cover.Meanwhile, the rest of you unload automatic fire at the Imps, downing five and wounding another two.Unfortunately, the two M4s fire their 75mm cannons and miss, their shells sailing past the approaching armor formation.The Imperials return fire.(cont)
>>26184627The heavy tank retaliates, firing of its cannon and hitting the Fenrir head on. The shell deflects off the front armor plate, sailing into the air and burrowing a deep dent. Likewise, a medium tank fires off a shot at Kilroy, and the shell bounces off its reinforced front armor as well.However, one of the M4s isn't so lucky, and it takes a shell in the side. It doesn't explode but you can see smoke belching out of it.Several lance rockets streak out in a random spread, but fail to hit anything. However, from trails, you count at least six lancers.And the Imp's hail of bullets stitch Sam and Heloise's positions. Sam grunt as her plate armor catches a few rounds and Heloise instinctively drops to the ground when a rifle round grazes her calf.You can keep firing back, but then again, that M4 crew might need help, and Sam and Heloise look fine, but might need some first aid anyways.>Wat do?
>>26184782Get the tank crew out of the tank and into the fight. Give them your pistol if you have to.
>>26184782Is the Var mk.2 multi grenade launcher mode an option?
>>26184782Keep firing.Aim for the lancers if possible, have Kilroy, Sam and Isolde keep after the mediums, Fenrir will finish off the Heavy.Also have the Growler fire off Rocket Tubes at the rest of the infantry (lancers have protection against explosives if I recall).
>>26184812Maybe I should clarifie, but didn't >>26184370 say we have rocket rubes?Besides that I guess we should have sam and hel take cover and use ragnaid while the rest of us keep firing, perhaps while moving to the damaged M4?
>>26184782Question, is it possible to get a second Gungnir after this mission?I feel that Isolde is being neglected.
>>26184918It's a prototype.So no.
>>26184853This.That way we'll protect the damaged M4 by wiping out any anti tank threats.We are on the offensive.
>>26184932So just make another one of those.How is that hard to get?
>>26184782Provide cover personally to the crew of the M4 while having Heloise provide self-aide and hit Sam if she can..
>>26184992I don't see why we couldn't either, my guess is we just gotta pay the big bucks for it like the first one. Simple as that.
>>26184992Prototype means one only, why do you not get this?We only have one ATR, one Starlight, one Gallian Q and one Var mk2. It's how it works.
>>26185046That's because we didn't bother buying another.This really isn't a hard concept to grasp.
>Sherman>Not explodingWhat is this wizardry?
>>26185046Prototype might as well mean one per purchase.
>>26184918She'll commandeer a tank before this mission end, count on it
>>26185085proper ammo storage is witchcraft?
>>26185120On a Sherman it is!
>>26185116It'll have to be a heavy tank, normal tanks aren't awesome enough.
>>26185085Just damn lucky!
>>26185085It's called wet ammo stowage.>>26185132The US actually DID implement wet ammo stowage on the Sherman, just not early in it's service life.Get your facts straight, Mr. Arm Chair General sir.
>>26185132dude, it took them like 3 months to implement wet ammo storage, stop propagating the myth
>>26185082There ISN'T another.That's what prototype means when Qyburn sells it to us. One of a kind. Were you not here when he explained it?
>>26185166I dunno, I'm pretty sure the word "fabricate" was involved.And it isn't like he couldn't make another even if he had it pre-made.
>>26185166I think his point is How did Qyburn get ahold of said prototype, and would it be possible to do that again.Assuming he built it, whats stopping him from doing it again, apart from time constraints.
>>26185166So you are saying he builds 1 and then burns the schematics and bangs his head on a wall to forget he ever made it?
>>26185166Are you being daft just to be annoying?
Rolled 16>>26184782You see the hatch on the M4 pop open as the crew tries to bail out of their vehicle. The 2nd M4 swings around to try to protect its fallen brother.Julia fires again at the heavy.Headcase, Sam, and Isolde try to finish off the rest of the mediums.The Stig breaks cover long enough to fire his mounted rocket tubes.Meanwhile the rest of you try to focus on the Lancers.>roll 18d20
>>26185216What I'm saying is that it's part of the game.This just sounds like whining about the rules.
Rolled 12, 13, 8, 8, 15, 4, 17, 18, 15, 16, 7, 7, 18, 12, 13, 5, 6, 18 = 212>>26185274
Rolled 15, 17, 14, 15, 6, 18, 16, 6, 16, 5, 10, 7, 5, 13, 16, 8, 4, 20 = 211>>26185274Let's get some damage this time.
Rolled 3, 10, 16, 10, 12, 16, 12, 6, 9, 9, 4, 19, 1, 9, 4, 5, 1, 1 = 147>>26185274
>>26185220He only had enough Gungirium for a single cannon. And you can only find Gungirium in fallen meteors or trace amounts of it in orphan blood.
Rolled 10, 3, 1, 12, 12, 9, 2, 15, 9, 10, 16, 5, 3, 14, 16, 6, 13, 8 = 164>>26185274
>>26185279Eerm this is a quest, not a game with static mechanics. Pretty sure we're playing a tad more realistic than that. If anyone is 'whining' about the rules its you.
Qyburn is as eccentric as he is busy. The way he works is that once he finishes working on one invention he immediately moves on to another. It's sort of up to his assistants to figure out how shit works and how to translate that to practical mass production.But really it's more about game balance. Like hell I'm letting you kit the whole squad out with superweapons.
Rolled 2, 15, 13, 8, 13, 8, 14, 14, 19, 5, 5, 5, 11, 16, 14, 20, 20, 10 = 212>>26185294>>26185296Wow, these are some nice rolls
>>26185335That I can accept.
>>26185279Yeh that's understandable, but it would have made more sense if you said that earlier rather than saying prototype means theres only one ever.Makes it easy to misunderstand.
>>26185342dammit, keep on forgetting to turn off dice
>>26185325If the questmaster says that we aren't getting x, then we aren't getting x.
>>26185394And thats you missing the point. Cheers mate.
Rolled 9, 8, 11, 9, 8, 4, 19, 18, 13, 1 = 100>>26185296Under the combined firepower of Fenrir, Kilroy, the M4, and Sam and Isolde, the remaining Imp tanks explode in a shower of fire and debris. The Growler's rocket tubes exact a massive toll on the Imp infantry, sending men flying in all directions.Unfortunately, your attempts to focus on the lancers largely fails. Only one falls in the combined weight of your fire.With their ambush defeated, the Imps begin to fall back, using the burning shells of their own tanks as cover. However, the pause just long enough for one last parting salvo.
>>26185498Alek and Isolde both take minor wounds from the hail of bullets. However, fortunately for you, the lancers seem to be just really poor shots, as their second salvo is a failure as well.You see that the crew of the damaged M4 has managed to successfully bail from their vehicle, and move off to a safer location for the second wave to pick them up.Also, from the sounds of it, the M5s have already smashed through the first defensive line and are moving on.>Pursue the retreating Imps. They might lead you to their main force.>Return to the spearhead. You still gotta protect those M5s.>Other
>>26185577>Return to the spearhead. You still gotta protect those M5s.Get everyone patched up on the way.
Rolled 14, 7, 16, 16, 15, 1, 9, 20, 8, 20, 16, 10, 14, 15, 12, 9, 6, 9 = 217>>26185577>Return to the spearhead. You still gotta protect those M5s.
>>26185577>Return to the spearhead. You still gotta protect those M5s.And get some ragnaid on those wounds, stat!
>>26185577>>Return to the spearhead. You still gotta protect those M5s.
>>26185577Send the tanks and Sam and Isolde back to the spearhead, the infantry can take care of the rest of the lancers. The Stig can pick us up afterward.Have the scouts fan out again.
>>26185498>Return to the spearhead. You still gotta protect those M5.Not gonna win against the main force with what we have, though I suppose it could work as a pincer attack if the M5 blitz already facing them
>>26185577You pause briefly to catch your breath and as well as treating your squad's wounds. So far the injuries have been relatively light, and you all still have a good supply of ragnaid left. Ammo is a slightly different matter. While you still have a healthy amount, the Stig has already used up his rocket tubes, which he had already ejected from the vehicle to get rid of dead weight.Hope that your supply train will be able to keep up with your advance, you head off again, trailing behind the wake of destruction the M5s leave behind. At this point you are well inside Belka, According to the maps, there's one more major defensive line and then a fairly large town that will be used as a staging point for future offensives. It was imperative that town be taken before the day was over or your entire force would be badly exposed.The M5s have already begun engaging the second line of defense. However, this line has heavy anti tank guns ready and waiting, which are slowing down the M5s progress."Captain, we're going to need some help neutralizing some of those guns." Chamberlain calls out over the radio. "Are your men up for it?">We'll charge in and draw their fire.>We'll try to find a weak spot and flank them.>We do one combined push.>Other
Rolled 10, 16, 5, 9, 8, 14, 2, 14, 4, 5, 17, 19, 18, 5, 20, 20, 7, 4 = 197>>26185819>>We'll try to find a weak spot and flank them.
>>26185819>>OtherUse mortars to soften them up and then charge in with combined might for overwhelming effect?
>>26185819>We'll try to find a weak spot and flank them.FLANK AND SPANK
>>26185852I like the way you think.
>>26185819>We'll try to find a weak spot and flank them.
>>26185819Did we ever buy any upgrades for the Buzzbomb ammo? or do we only have one shot for it?
>>26185917Just the one, I think. It was rather expensive making the Fenrir a beast.
>>26185917We didn't get that upgrade. Actually, that brings up a good point. How good is our smoke round capability? Can we blanket the battlefield or at least the anti-tank guns, keeping them from firing at us?
>>26185986I'd rather not. It would help us close on the AT guns sure but we also wouldn't be able to fire on them and tanks are very vulnerable to infantry in close-combat.
>>26185986The anti tank guns should have some radiator too if the game's design is any indication, once Alek notice them, it'd be easy picking with his ATR
>>26186029Pretty sure those guns didn't have radiators, where would they even be? and what would they be doing? its a cannon with wheels and no engine.
>>26186020I was thinking more of the lines of allowing our infantry and the Stig to charge the line and kill the AT gun operators. Also use flamethrowers to clear the defensive line.>>26186029Anti-tank guns don't have radiators, but their operators are exposed. Maybe we can get our snipers to pick them off?
>>26185819"Chamberlain, we're going try and flank those guns. Hold tight until you get the signal to advance.""Which would be...?""The guns exploding.""Of course."You nod to your two scouts. "Tarin, Brillant, find me an opening."Both scouts nod and melt into the trees.>roll 1d20
Rolled 20>>26186127Go ninjas, go!
>>26186144....GOD. DAMMIT. WRENLOFT.My poor 20... ;-;
>>26186145At least my roll was decent.
You guys obviously haven't been yelling hard enough.
>>26186144>>26186138Oh, /tg/ dice. What would we do without you?
>>26186158His poor 20... ;-;
Its scary how often we get a 1 cancelling out like and 18-20 and then we usually get a 14-15 instead.
>>26186187Yeah, my 14 is decent enough
>>26186222But it's not PERFECT AAAAAAGH
>>26186233I know ;_;
>>26186145After a few minutes of waiting, you see Brillant poke his head out from the trees and motions for you to move forward. Following him, he leads you to a small, camouflaged observation post dug into the ground, no doubt to spot for artillery. Inside, you see two dead Imps, their throats slashed or broken. "Where's Tarin?" You ask."She's scouting the tunnel." Brillant points to a opening at the back of the OP. "We suspect it leads straight to the defense line.""Problem is, we can't exactly fit our armor through it." Sam points out.At that moment, Tarin emerges from the tunnel, knife and pistol in hand. "Tunnel looks clear. It leads straight to a trench system that runs along the defense line.">We'll assault through the tunnel and call in the armor later.>I don't want to separate from the armor. We'll do a combined attack on top.>Other
>>26186299>We'll assault through the tunnel and call in the armor later.Gotta be sneaky.
>>26186299>>We'll assault through the tunnel and call in the armor later.sneaky time.
>>26186299>We'll assault through the tunnel and call in the armor later.Get out your flamethrowers boyz! Tonight humies are on the menu!
>>26186299>We'll assault through the tunnel and call in the armor later.Tunnels are my natural habitat.
>>26186299>>We'll assault through the tunnel and call in the armor later.
Also remember, we only need to destroy enough guns for out tanks to get through and start blowing the other guns and support out infantry.
Or we can jack one of the guns and start shooting at the other guns!
>>26186299"We're going in." You say, crouching so you can fit into the tunnel. "Tell Julia and Headcase to link up with the main armored force. We'll call them in when we need them."And so you and the Demons carefully crawl your way through the dark tunnel. It's only a handful of feet long, so the trip doesn't take that long. Soon, you're back in the daylight inside a large trench network. In the distance, you can hear the booming of large caliber guns. In response, Ustian artillery starts falling along the line."I think we should stay in the trenches for now." Sam frowns. "I don't really want to get killed by Freyberg's own men.""There's two fortifications we'll have to pass through before we reach the first gun position." Tarin says, pointing down the trench. "I have no idea what's in them. Could be anything.">We'll risk it and charge over the top. We'll get there faster.>I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches.>Other
>>26186521>>I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches.
>>26186521>I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches.
>>26186521>There's two fortifications we'll have to pass through"That's what grenades are for.">I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches.
>>26186521>I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches."And I'm not just saying that because I want to sword people with the Var again."
>>26186521>>I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches.right I'm too tired guys, keep fighting the good fight..also as my last contribution for this time: WRENLOFT STAAAPH NO STAAAAPH WRENLOFT!
>>26186521>I'd rather we just fight our way through the trenches."You know we have flamethrowers, right?"
alright, I'm out.
Alright, I'm in.
>>26186521"We'll go through the trenches. No sense in getting blown up by friendly artillery." You say.The rest of your squad nods and you all stack up on the nearest bunker. You and Ramirez take point, with the others standing back. You get ready to kick the door down, Var mk2 ready and primed to launch a grenade inside. Ramirez takes position to the side of the door, and he activates his underslung flamethrower. You both nod to each other. Before you kick the door down.>roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>26186833Knock knock, you're dead!
>>26186852Not bad. Not bad at all.
Rolled 20, 5, 10, 3, 16, 4, 18 = 76>>26186852The first bunker appears to be manned by just a dozen men. They're caught by surprise as both a grenade and flamethrower burst through the door, showering them with flame and shrapnel. Five men are instantly cut down or roasted alive, but the remainder quickly react, taking cover and opening fire at the door.(cont)
>>26186939>20,18Welp, someone's fucked.
>>26186939You try to dive to the side the moment you launch your grenade, but you catch two bullets in your chest before you can get clear. You drop on your back, clearly winded from the impacts. Sam rushes over to check on you, and you can see the the panic on her face replaced with relief when she sees you're not seriously hurt.The rest of your squad piles in to try and root out the remaining Imperials inside.>roll 6d20
Rolled 9, 15, 4, 19, 14, 5 = 66>>26186967
Rolled 12, 17, 12, 5, 16, 20 = 82>>26186967
Rolled 7, 12, 19, 13, 17, 15 = 83>>26186967
Rolled 20, 8, 3, 13, 15, 17 = 76>>26186967
>>26187006The bunker is quickly and swiftly cleared out. One good frag lance and some more flamethrower handle the job perfectly.At this point you're back on your feet, brush off the ruined trauma plates. Well, here's to hoping you don't get shot in the chest again, or things might not go so well for you next time.Following the same drill as last time, you prepare to breach the second bunker.>roll 1d20
>>26187094Fortunately, this bunker doesn't seem to be heavily manned. By all appearances, it's probably just a supply cache. All you have to deal with are a pair of easily neutralized guards.You finally reach bunker housing one of the heavy guns. It's essentially just a large anti tank cannon housed in an elevated battlement. The continuous booming as it lays down a blanket of fire drowns out any sounds of your approach, and the crew is completely oblivious to your presence.Now, judging by what you see, a lance shot or a few grenades would be enough to knock out the gun. However, you could try and risk capturing it and turning it on the second gun emplacement, a few hundred feet further down the trench. >Destroy the gun.>Try and capture the gun.>Other
>>26187217>Try and capture the gun.
Rolled 19>>26187217>Try and capture the gun.
>>26187217>Try and capture the gun.Why not? It sure beats trudging through the trenches again.
>>26187217>Try and capture the gunCap this gun, blow up the emplacement right next to it, and then blow up the gun we were using.
>>26187217Try to capture the gun.
>>26187217>Try and capture the gun.RAMIREZ! CAPTURE THAT GUN WITH YOUR FISTS!
Rolled 8, 12, 18 = 38>>26187217Well, if you wanted to capture the gun, that involved you having to try and sneak your way to the top of the battlement without being spotted, which was no easy feat.>roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>26187293LET'S GO!
Rolled 8>>26187293sneaky sneaky
Rolled 3, 9, 3, 12, 1, 2 = 30>>26187293
Rolled 3>>26187320Blood hell. Check your dice kids! Fuck me.
>>26187309Unfortunately, you're approach isn't as stealthy as you hoped it would be. One of the gunners turns around and catches sight of you approaching. He quickly warns his comrades and they turn to face you, drawing their sidearms.Well, you could just shoot them, but you'd risk damaging the gun if you did that, since they were standing right next to it. The only other alternative would be to try and charge them.>Shoot!>Charge!>Other
Rolled 14>>26187340>ChargeSWORD TIME!>OtherI could also use some sniper support
>>26187340>Charge!GLORY TO THE FIRST MAN TO DIE!
>>26187340>Charge!ASSAULT THAT GUN!
Rolled 1, 5, 7 = 13>>26187340Well, you don't have much other choice than to charge. However, in this confined space, you've only got Tarin and Ramirez to back you up.>roll 3d20
Rolled 19, 7, 20 = 46>>26187411
Rolled 3, 18, 14 = 35>>26187411
Rolled 20, 8, 8 = 36>>26187411
>>26187428they never stood a chance.
>>26187428Well... that was a lot of worrying over nothing. The three of you literally slice and dice your way through the crew. You nearly cleave one of them in half with the Var mk2, while Tarin effortless stabs her knife through another man's heart. Ramirez physically picks up the last man and tosses him off the battlement. His scream is cut short by the sudden impact with the ground.Meanwhile, Heloise and Arthur manage to hijack the the gun and figure out how it works. The turn it to face the second gun position and fire. Considering it was a static position, and at this close range, it was impossible to miss. The second gun explodes in a puff of smoke.With the guns down, the M5s push forward again, steamrolling over anything in their path. Pretty soon, they break through the second the defensive line and manage to exit the forest, reaching the vast open plains on the other side. And there, just in view was the day's final objective, the town of Fardan.Unfortunately, at this point, Belka's people have called for protection and Belka had answered. Standing between you and the town is a large column of Imperial armor. However, unlike the armor you've seen before, these tanks are all in various colors and heraldry, which meant only one thing.The Knights were here.>And we will continue this battle on Wednesday 6-7pm PST!
>>26187533its time for a REAL fight!
>>26187533Arthur sidestory wednesday?
>>26187583Sorry, NO BRAKES ON THE BELKAN RAPE TRAIN. We are going until this thing is done!Plus Arthur's would be pretty similar to Heloise's, honestly.
>>26187637Only replace Darcsen racism for nightmarish hallucinations?I'm geting poor Arthur got two lungs full of something that he shouldn't have and it's been Bad Days for him since then.That or space zombies.
>>26187769If only he was here for Somtaaw.
>>26187839He would be right at home there. He'd just effortlessly know exactly what to do and casually stroll through the mission killing everything in his way.
>>26187533Thanks for the run Merc Com.