>Previous Threads, also known as the Archive of Cock-Ups: >http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Known+Space>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Governors_QuestYou play as Micheal Greystone, Retired BOLO Supertank Commander Free Trader, Outlaw, Interstellar Folk Hero, and Colonial Governor of the toxic, algae-encrusted rock known as Tempest out beyond the edge of the Terran Commonwealth. You have just over a million Colonists, Jeffersonian political dissenters who chose fighting vicious alien predators and sadistic Pirates on the edge of the known galaxy over the gilded cage of the Core Systems and exiles from the chaotic City-Planet of Neo-Tokyo, poor, unmotivated, and divided, but possessing a wealth of skilled technicians, particularly in IT fields, Bio-androids, outlandish Gene-Mods and Uplifted Animals with specialized abilities normal humans simply lack.So far, you have managed to clear a decent-sized Region around your budding Mining Colony of the vicious alien insects that infest your new world, but intermittent attacks from scattered and concealed nests remain constant, the controlling Brains and Warrior-producing Queens frustratingly difficult for orbital assets to track down and destroy.More pressing matters await: the Commonwealth Frontier Taskforce sent to investigate your recent clash a with a Slaver and Pirate fleet, several times delayed, has suddenly made your lonely World a higher priority after the Megacorp Supply Fleet was hijacked en route by mysterious parasitic spiders and their crude vegetable-based Androids. A good number of AAA Officials have died under surgery while doctors attempt to remove the implanted bugs inside their skulls, and the remainder are recovering from addiction to pheromone-based control agents. In your opinion, it couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of Megacorp Blood-Suckers.>CONT
>>35925856Hilariously enough, this has resulted in Frontier Security taking over the Operation from Commonwealth Safety, prioritizing the containment of an infestation of mind-controlling bugs over interrogating the owner of a re-purposed BOLO over his use of it as pest control. You can practically taste the bureaucratic discontent. After all, how is one supposed to conduct the important work of strangling free enterprise and expanding Governmental control when these tan-uniformed clowns are going on about "Class Five Parasitic Threats" and "Containing Memetic Emergence"?That is not to say that the entire fleet is composed of feuding office workers: Accompanying them is the full might of a Commonwealth Navy Squadron, its Flagship a Cruiser with more firepower than your looted Defense Fleet combined, and three full regiments of Commonwealth Army Bio-Hazard Response Soldiers, backed a by a Unit of elite (Even compared to other Marines) Colonial Marine 'Bug Hunters", staged on standby in assault shuttles surrounding the AAA ships should the Army forces be ambushed by alien nasties inside the walls.Descending on your World like a tide of tan-uniformed disinfectant, the Frontier Security Agents have demanded that you cease all traffic between Domes and institute a curfew, along with temporary confiscation of private weapons, while they ensure that your Colony is not "Compromised". It is not a request, despite the fact that the Frontier Security Investigator has no legal authority to order such actions, and that you and some of your staff are the only Tempest Colonists exposed to the infested ship.>Comply>Deny>Partially Comply>Demand face-to-face meeting>Other (Write-In)
About our power grid. can we supplement it with something lower tech than those fusion reactors?Alternatively, do any of the ships we captured have suitable reactors we can repurpose for powering our grid?
>>35926164>>35926164The Havelholme Freighters are still parked in orbit, and have Reactors capable of powering themselves as independent settlements, but no kore. Stripping Reactors from other ships will greatly reduce their combat capability.You are somewhat lacking in practical mechanical and electrical engineers, with most of your technical people specialized in mining or IT. When the Technical University produces its first wave of local Engineers in two years, you will have a wide range of local power options, including Wind, Solar, Thermal, and Hydroelectric. Nuclear Power will also be an option, if you feel like wasting perfectly good Fashionable materials on crude Reactors.
>>35926139>Other (Write-In)If we deny or only partially comply, does Frontier Security have the legal backing and the support to institute military action against us?Also, can we demand that Frontier Security provide the necessary soldiers and armed forces to take up the slack that disarming our militia will cause, when the Rach are staging greater and greater swarm attacks?This is a blatant attempt to get them to back off by forcing them to either go to the Army and Marines for help, concede to our demands to back off, or force us to ask the Army and Navy to ask for military help since FS reduced our standing military power by 3/4.
>>35926330>If we deny or only partially comply, does Frontier Security have the legal backing and the support to institute military action against us?None whatsoever.Also, can we demand that Frontier Security provide the necessary soldiers and armed forces to take up the slack that disarming our militia will cause, when the Rach are staging greater and greater swarm attacks?That will be up to whether you can convince the Investigator.
>>35926139>Demand face-to-face meeting
>>35926139>Demand face-to-face meetingwe basically need to negotiate with him.
>>35926397>>35926419>>35926507>Demand face-to-face meetingThe Investigator introduces himself, simply, as Mr. Black. He is a tall, thin, severe man with a narrow hatchet face that gives you uncomfortable flashbacks to an incident involving a store-front robot advertising hand-made decorative wood-axes for the wealthy. He belittles his Secretary briefly on the subject of his coffee, efore turning his attention to you."Mr. Greystone, this Agency is a very serious one, charged with securing the Frontier of Human Space against any dangers we may find in the dark, and secure humanities continued expansion. Your utmost cooperation is required.""It is simply standard procedure to lock down all settlements on.... Colony planets such as this, and my men are singularly uncomfortable with the abominable number of privately held weapons in evidence on the streets. You can set yourself up for violent revolution all you want, but I won't have my Agents endangered by armed mobs in the course of their duties. You will comply with my orders.">Accept Terms>Deny Terms>Other (Write-In)
>>35926709If they provide the necessary soldiers and armed forces to take up the slack that disarming our militia will cause sure.Otherwise getting civilians killed is going to provide the powder keg he so rightly fears.
>>35926709ask for some specifics on the nature of their duties. why would he even expect armed mobs when all he is doing is investigating the presence of mind control infestation aliens?point out that you looked it up and this is not actually a legal request.
>>35926709>Other (Write-In)"We would love to comply, Mr. Black. However, those weapons ARE the only thing keeping the Rach back. That, and the fact that my BOLO-turned-mining machine makes for easy bait that they can't chew through. Of course, Commonwealth Security is looking to shut down that said easy bait, and the Rach swarms are more than both my army and mercenaries can handle. Of course, if you believe that your Agents are capable of keeping the Rach swarms at bay, then I'm sure that I could convince the citizens to comply."Either he gets CS off our back about Iron Scythe, or mans up the men and weapons to keep the Rach at bay, or we go complaining to the Navy and the Colonial Marines that he's jeopardizing Human lives.>>35926792And this, too, if he doesn't cave.
>>35926784Forceful disarmament will cause a shitstorm just as much as killing our people. Ask if there is any way to spread detection of the mind-controlled to our troops; our own forces have more legitimacy than his. If not, comply and try to explain the situation to the populace.
>>35926709Let's lead off with the specifics of his duties.>>35926792Then the fact that he needs to pick up the slack about security. >>35926870Finally end with that it's not a legal order. He can request, we don't have to comply.
>>35926870Oh boy, admitting that we are actually using the BOLO in such a way is bad, bad, bad.First things you do not do when facing the police or the authority? Admitting anything.
>>35926919It's exactly what we've been doing in front of the Commonwealth spy.The fact that the BOLO is the only piece of mining equipment that can survive Rach attacks is pretty well known, and is a legitimate use of a BOLO industrial vehicle.
>>35926870I agree with >>35926919 about admitting such a thing about the bolo
>>35926952No we haven't, we haven't admitted anything in front oh him.He certainly knows, but we sure as shit comes out of our asses haven't admit it to it.
>>35926952>It's exactly what we've been doing in front of the Commonwealth spy.so? no reason to admit it to more people. the spy tells his spy masters. who do with it what they wish.the commonwealth is a massive sprawling beurocracy
>>35926784>>35926792>>35926870"I am not a Mercenary Broker, Governor Greystone, and I care not about your problems with those bumbling fools in safety. I believe that relocating the Civil Guard units you have controlling your population should more than cover the gap once your workers are no loner swaggering about with guns on their belts.""As to the why, you know, as anyone in such a lofty position must, that the rabble needs no excuse. Give weapons to any mob of illiterate border-world miners and they'll lash out instinctively at their betters as soon as a strong leader has emerged from the constant internal strife. Like any other useful animal, they must be cautiously and carefully controlled, and disciplined harshly, lest the lion devour the Keepers hand.">Action?
>>35926709>Other (Write-In)>"This is a war zone Mr. Black, I can't disarm my people while a single ranch still lives in this world. I suggest your agents man up and make do with current situation. I will not leave my citizens undefended but I am more than willing to provide bodyguards and extra security for your agents if they request it." I was going to calling a pencil pusher but better hold on that one for later.
>>35927048My god, this guy is incompetent. He must not have even have read the dossier about us and the colony.Jebus, this kind of stupidity must be breed.
>>35927048What if I provided your men an escort of my own soldiers to ensure they are not attacked by random flash mobs?
>>35927048>Addendum:"My Agents will, for the main part, be surveying your Habitats for unusual concentration of thermal energy in areas without hot-running machinery, testing air and water, performing random genetics and mental aptitude tests on high-ranking officials, and double-checking any chance of accidental exposure."
>>35927082A model beurocrat...and if we play this guy right, he will be able to completely torpedo the other beurocrats that are here to give us shit about what we have been doing
>>35927048How about this. When they visit a colony they give us a notice. We temporarily request the civilians to store their arms in a separate safe warehouse. When the inspection is done we rescind any restrictions. And this process continues until they finish all the inspections.
>>35927063>>35927099>>35927082He frowns, attempting to reconcile your words with expected responses, "Governor Greystone, I feel I should remind you that under Commonwealth Charter-""Which does not apply here," You break in, returning his gaze levelly, "Interior Autonomy.""What?" He pulls up a privacy-screened Hologram, which he consults for a moment, "Very well. I will take you up on your offer of security, but I must insist that your Guard, er, 'Army', escorts are tested thoroughly for alien influences.""Of course, Inspector.">AFK for 30 minutes.
Do you realize how long it is going to take to disarm over a million people?Since you don't actually need to examine every single colonist in person, and mainly focus around the infrastructure and command personnel. how about we shuttle the command personnel in question to your men, unarmed, for inspection. then have people clear out of the areas containing the infrastructure you are to examine?
>>35927200>>35927048Call him pencil pusher! He earn it!
>>35927200oh... that actually worked out just peachy.>>35927245DO NOT insult the guy performing an inspection on us. PLS!in fact, butter him up.
>>35927048"Yes I'm sure YOUR betters will find that an acceptable excuse when you have to explain how this planet was overrun during your 'operation'.
>>35927245No, not now.Now is when we go and figure out how to make Commonwealth Security mess up his inspections, and get the two bureaucrats fighting each other. When it becomes obvious that neither is doing their job, we can appeal to the Commodore of the Task force to sort it out.
>>35927315>>35927245veto on the insults
>>35927315Nevermind. He seemed like the sort of dullard who only knew how his bureaucracy works. No need for the jab at his position, but there should be an announcement to the population what will happen so no one panics when an armed squad lurks around their property
>>35927337How about we make him sign an official request for the extra security personnel and equipment that will be protecting his agents; among the equipment and vehicles we add the BOLO. When pencil pusher #2 comes around we say their colleague request for several armored escort vehicles including the BOLO which we arm at their request. Pencil pusher #1 gets all the blame. Too far fetch?
>>35927678>Too far fetch?A little. Until Black and the FS ask to inspect one of the mines.The BOLO is known to operate in spite of Rach attacks, and that's why we're looking to buy more. When they want to check one of the mines, we have Iron Scythe go along.
>>35927678snerk.that would be hilarious. but probably too much. also he would probably read through it.then again, we could test the water by having them as different forms. give him a form, see if he reads it thoroughly before signing. based on that, grab one of two different forms to give him (one with and one without)the issue is, of course. that we don't to admit to having rearmed the bolo. the bolo is fully disarmed at the moment. we dug some bugs with it, that is allactually in retrospect, its not like the commonwealth spy literally us doing it. he would need a spy network within our people to know.Also, if we are lucky, whomever he reports to in the commonwealth will try to blackmail us instead of spreading the info around
>>35927798>its not like the commonwealth spy literally us doing itYou know that the Commonwealth Spy is Dian, our Aide, right?That she's been here from day one, and our soldiers have not been silent concerning our use of Iron Scythe to dig out the Rach, or that we put some machine guns on for that purpose.
>>35927798>>35927780A paper shield is better than no shield.
>>35927874it isn't a shieldwhat we did was perfectly 100% legalits just that if it became common knowledge, people won't sell us more bolos.
>>35927200Gameroom, are the laws against arming BOLO's for arming them with BOLO weapons or any weapons?Like, do the machineguns and missile launchers we put on Iron Scythe for self-defense count?Does taking him into a combat zone for mining purposes count?As a former Legion commander, we should know these things.
>BACKYou glare at the door for a solid minute. This is why you kept your non-shooting interactions with Commonwealth Officials to a minimum as a Free Trader. This jackass obviously has no idea how the world outside his department works, probably from a aristocratic family to boot. Fortunately, he probably has a number of actually competent subordinates that you'll have to make sure you network with to ensure that your Colony is not actually overrun by moss-dwelling Brain Spiders.You sigh, and call up data on your Executive Holocom:>An increasingly violent hard-drug smuggling ring on the Northwestern Border has recently begun branching out into forced prostitution, and your newly formed Tempest Rangers have their hands full trying to work with the multitude of disparate Canton Sheriffs and local Militias trying to run them down>A small number of ships exited Hyper and left immediately after detecting the Task-Force, Commodore Smith suspects Pirates>You have a line on an older Mark BOLO working in a shipyard in the notoriously lawless Sycar Systems, who may be up for sale>Your ramshackle fleet is beginning to take shape, but conflicts arise over what to call it. Advocates for Tempest Space Force, Tempest Navy, and Tempest Fleet are most numerous, with a further split over whether to call your enlisted Sailors or Spacemen.>The collection of rusted hulks surrounding your Capitol Dome needs to be re-organized into an Outlying City, with many proposing that the wall made of the cut-up Hull of a particularly ancient Colony Ship be upgraded. however, you lack the necessary Civil Engineers>Many Citizens, mostly Jeffersonian, are calling for the Settlement Kits to be released to the public, with the establishment of the Secure Zone keeping Rach from the Interior.>Others ask when the Havelholme Freighters will be towed from orbit and converted into habitats, with many Cantons wishing to expand their reach to better take advantage of local resources.>Action?
>>35928304>>The collection of rusted hulks surrounding your Capitol Dome needs to be re-organized into an Outlying City, with many proposing that the wall made of the cut-up Hull of a particularly ancient Colony Ship be upgraded. however, you lack the necessary Civil EngineersWe can ignore the pirate ships for now they are probably scouting out our location.
>>35928001It is perfectly legal for you, with your Autonomous status within the Commonwealth. However, if it becomes evident that you are trying to build your own Legion from Decommed BOLOs, the Commonwealth Safety Bureau and the Legions will work to prevent from buying more. From the Legions perspective, their press is already bad enough: No one wants some random Border-World Baron building a private Legion and fighting a highly visible war with the Colonial Marines.If you want to conceal your true goals, then your temporary attachment of the supplemental weapons (Destroyed in combat) would be perfectly excusable, even if you re-arm him with makeshift weapons for operating in Rach-Infested zones, although Government types are ever suspicious.
>>35928304>Many Citizens, mostly Jeffersonian, are calling for the Settlement Kits to be released to the public, with the establishment of the Secure Zone keeping Rach from the Interior.I thought we don't own any of those.
>>35928370>then your temporary attachment of the supplemental weapons (Destroyed in combat) would be perfectly excusable, even if you re-arm him with makeshift weapons for operating in Rach-Infested zonesSo basically, self-defense weapons in areas with known hostile organisms is fine, as well as killing those said organisms.Just so long as we're not putting up weapons that would threaten actual military vehicles.>An increasingly violent hard-drug smuggling ring on the Northwestern Border has recently begun branching out into forced prostitution, and your newly formed Tempest Rangers have their hands full trying to work with the multitude of disparate Canton Sheriffs and local Militias trying to run them downLet's take care of this first.>Your ramshackle fleet is beginning to take shape, but conflicts arise over what to call it. Advocates for Tempest Space Force, Tempest Navy, and Tempest Fleet are most numerous, with a further split over whether to call your enlisted Sailors or Spacemen.Put Dian on getting the opinions of the actual Navy people we hired; they're the actual professionals and come from that culture.>Others ask when the Havelholme Freighters will be towed from orbit and converted into habitats, with many Cantons wishing to expand their reach to better take advantage of local resources.We should put our Colony Engineer on that.
>>35928304>An increasingly violent hard-drug smuggling ring on the Northwestern Border has recently begun branching out into forced prostitution, and your newly formed Tempest Rangers have their hands full trying to work with the multitude of disparate Canton Sheriffs and local Militias trying to run them downThis is the first priority, obviously. the problem is that I don't see what we can personally do here, other than direct more forces at this....actually wait, I can see.We use those whatchamacallit kits for spying on the rach. we can use those to spy and bust that ring.also, the doctors who specialize in detox can help detox victims and use them as witnesses.
>>35928304>Havelholme Freightersaren't those currently used as orbital weapon platforms? and could potentially be repaired to full capacity?
>>35928304>An increasingly violent hard-drug smuggling ring on the Northwestern Border has recently begun branching out into forced prostitution, and your newly formed Tempest Rangers have their hands full trying to work with the multitude of disparate Canton Sheriffs and local Militias trying to run them downWe need to establish a way of coordinating our law enforcement to tackle big things like this.
>>35928525>aren't those currently used as orbital weapon platforms?No, these are the freighters that were used to bring in the extra colonists. Their FTL drives are burnt out and they're pretty much no good even as in-system freighters.
>>35928304>smuggling ring on the Northwestern BorderChoke their supply lines and have a team of hardboiled Rangers pose as new interest group willing to provide new supply line.>fleet is beginning to take shape, but conflicts arise over what to call it. Put it out to a vote>the Settlement Kits to be released to the publicDo it in limited numbers >Havelholme Freighters will be towed from orbit and converted into habitatsCheck with out admiral
>>35928575oh, those. yea, whenever we got the spare manpower.>>35928527You are assuming that is the problem. and not a lack of manpower. or the fact that the colony is very vulnerable right now in its early stages.
>>35928304>Your ramshackle fleet is beginning to take shape, but conflicts arise over what to call it. Advocates for Tempest Space Force, Tempest Navy, and Tempest Fleet are most numerous, with a further split over whether to call your enlisted Sailors or SpacemenPut me down for the Tempest System Defense Fleet. Because Tempest SDF just flows better and sounds less pretentious than any of the other proposed names so far.
>>35928304>Your ramshackle fleet is beginning to take shape, but conflicts arise over what to call it. Advocates for Tempest Space Force, Tempest Navy, and Tempest Fleet are most numerous, with a further split over whether to call your enlisted Sailors or Spacemen.I want to say put it to a vote among the spacemen ONLY (since they are the ones who would be stuck with the name)but it occurs to me that we are going to have massive oceans with a navy... so we want to avoid repetition there.I guess we could put it up to a vote and just make an addendum on the voting ticket that this fact should be taken into consideration?
>>35928450Checking the 1d4chan page, you do. I remember a proposal to buy only part of the Kits, but I think it was shot down. I'd have to check the archives.>>35928461The conflict is among the Naval people, with your local recruits falling in support of the imported NCOs and Officers.>>35928499A number of Toolbox Docs are already on the ground, and assisting.>Re-Task Simulcra from Rach Spying to Law Enforcement? Will reduce the effectiveness of your surveillance program.>>35928654>>35928687>Putting to Vote
>>35928900>Task Simulcra from Rach Spying to Law Enforcement?Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope
>>35928900>Re-Task Simulcra from Rach Spying to Law Enforcement? Will reduce the effectiveness of your surveillance program.yes
>>35928950>>359289438 nopes to one yes.
>>35928900Are we intending to separate the Space Navy from the Wet Navy?Does the Commonwealth make any kind of distinction?
>>35928977There was some mention of this earlier. The Commonwealth in general places little emphasis on water-borne craft beyond some Civil Guard or other police craft, but several worlds have proven that mobile Orbital Defense batteries and water-based weapons platforms can be a great asset, even in modern warfare.>>35928900>Votes in: Tempest Fleet wins with 62% of the votesAnalysts later conclude that what swung the vote was a desire for some measure of uniqueness, with most Space-Borne Armed Forces styling themselves after the Navies of the successive Terran Governments, or calling themselves something like "defense Force". "Fleets" are relatively rare, along with those services that call their enlisted Spacemen.On another note, the demographics for the new Fleet are much more equalized than recruits for the Army, with many former denizens of Neo-Tokyo having experience working in the orbital yards and surface-to-orbit lifters of the trade hub of their homeworld. Perhaps as a consequence, more of your Spacemen are calling themselves Tempestmen than any other branch of Government, although the Army comes in second.>Awaiting result of Simulcra Vote
>>35929057No to Simulacra.We'll use our Special Forces as a training run for them.
>>35929105>Consult with Ranger Captain first?
>>35929117Yes, consult first.
>>35929117that is an excellent idea actuallywe don't even know what specifically their issue is. lets get some suggestions from the ranger captain.
>>35929119>>35929141Captain Motoko Kusanagi is a visually striking woman, with the unusual hair color common to many of Neo-Tokyos citizens. Or ex-Citizens. Her body conceals a number of physical enhancements under a loophole in the Genetics Laws, as she is technically a Supercop, not a Supersoldiers. A distinction unlikely to hold up in court without the backing of the dozen powerful Megacorps that allowed her augmentation.One of the few Neo-Tokyo Exiles holding a high position in the Tempest government, a veteran of an experimental Cyber-response department within the underfunded and corrupt Neo-Tokyo Police Force. Her career is an alternating list of commendations and awards followed immediately by investigations for what you suspect was an unhealthy habit of poking into Megacorp business. Her nearly vestigial department finally eliminated and replaced entirely with Megacorp Security, her and her augmented Officers found themselves newly homeless when Warlord and Shogun Security began rounding up vagrants for exile. Now, they form the elite core of the Tempest Rangers."Thank you for asking me here, Governor, She begins, "Although I can't stay long.""Of course. I wouldn't want you to neglect your duty on my account."She smiles "First time I've heard that statement with any honesty come from behind a desk that fancy in my entire career."Returning to business, a gesture calls up a number of Holographic projections, which sh e gestures towards as she speaks, "The criminal group in question, calling themselves the Rabid Kitsune, are an unusually competent racket, and also have a good number of malcontents and unscrupulous from among the Core Worlders, instead of being made up solely of street gangs from back home. Their leader calls himself a Jackal, a high-ranking Yakuza boss most likely swept up by accident while in hiding. Funny to think that any local Security would have let him go with an apology if he had just been less cautious.">CONT
>>35929466>Captain Motoko Kusanagi>her and her augmented Officers found themselves newly homeless when Warlord and Shogun Security began rounding up vagrants for exile>Now, they form the elite core of the Tempest Rangers.Oh, does this mean we have the beginnings of our own Section Nine?
>>35929466>Motoko KusanagiOh you
Oh fuck. Second time I forgot you were running!
>>35929466"They run hard drugs between Cantons, using repaired vehicles left behind by the Slavers and Pirate ground pounders, exploiting one of the very few illicit trades there are here. The Jackal has gotten drunk on his success and started running sex slaves, mostly Kats, and prison-brothels for the relatively rich and corrupt. He dreams of establishing some kind of criminal empire and bringing the Northern Border region under his rule, but it will never happen. He has demonstrated time and time again that he simply does not understand the Militia, even when it costs his subordinates lives. To be fair, I was highly suspicious of the whole concept at the beginning. We're going to be making good use of this soon.""In the long run, he'll never be able to achieve what he desires, with half the population and growing refusing to be controlled by fear, but he'll leave a lot of dead behind him. There is a greater problem with this: Most of the Cartels clients were Neo-Tokyo addicts, along with most of their early recruits. This has lead to a perception of this being gang violence by among the Tokyo people, that is spilling over and costing Core Worlder lives. Obviously this isn't the case, with his recent expansion into supplying Gene-Mod slave girls for what passes for the wealthy here, but that;s the perception all the same"Her expression grows deadly serious, "I've seen what happens when neighborhoods divide along racial lines, Governor. It never ends well. The Militia and living areas in the North Border are segregating themselves, slowly but surely. What I need to do is expose both a number of his Core Worlder backers and take a couple of his cowboy hitmen for a nice, showy public trial. Hammer it into everyone's heads that this isn't a problem with this group or that group: It's a Tempest problem, and it needs to be fixed by Tempest people.">Ask about local Law Enforcement>Ask about the Jackals capabilities>Ask about the Rangers>Other
>>35929710>https://twitter.com/MarcLeconiteTwitter is Love, Twitter is Life.
>>35929738ok.so, what is stopping this from happening? lack of evidence? lack of troops? lack of cooperation between cantoons?
>>35928900Hey. You shot down partially buying the set. We bought them whole instead, and I think we agreed to holding on to the habitat kits for now. I'm still catching up atm
>>35929738>Ask about local Law Enforcement>Ask about the Jackals capabilities>Ask about the Rangers>Other"What's keeping you from moving in and taking him and his Core World backers?"
>>35929738Very good advice, we should probably enact some policies that encourage the set up of mix communities without the Secure Zone. We could use the Settlement Kits to be released to the public as part of it. She just earn herself a spot our inter-circle >Ask about the Rangers>Ask about local Law Enforcement
>>35929903>We could use the Settlement Kits to be released to the public as part of it.Now isn't a good time for releasing that tech, and when it gets distributed, we're not going to have it to reverse-engineer.
>>35929738Voting for:>>35929843Also, get someone to speak to the Navy. We need to ask them about the Xenos we encountered.I'm just saying, but we should never disarm our populace unless it's a huge emergency. Not only would it be very difficult, but it'd likely set off the majority of Jeffersonians. Now. /Requesting/ they keep their issued weapons home, temporary curfews and blocking routes to protect Frontier Security is much, much more reasonable. >>35929903Not the habitats yet. Not until Rachs are dealt with. And even then, we should regulate the sale of them (which we can do, since we bought them) so no random bumblefuck can go off on the other side of the planet to start his own independent country or crime haven.
>>35929793She frowns, "We're trying. My people are trying to learn to do without the kind of high-tech equipment we're used to, working with heavily armed civilia-Citizens, and trying to work with the new recruits when a lot of us don't share a common language, not to mention how hard it is for them to keep up with our fancy Augs. The new guys are doing better, since some trained specifically for detective work in low-tech conditions in preparation for this trip, but we're still struggling. The Exile was a shock to all of us, and living through it almost more so. In many ways,the Jackal Cartel is our crucible, the fire that will make or break the Rangers as an organization.">>35929843"Mainly, because we don't know who they are yet. He's good at hiding himself, especially digitally, but not so much in the Wasteland. We've got a squad of damn good trackers that will be a nasty surprise for him. We've got Detectives with only classroom experience doing work without the fancy toys most Core Worlds have trying to teach experienced cops who are used to even higher tech, and the personnel problems from trying to integrate a department closer than family with a bunch of new faces who have almost nothing in common with them. We simply never had the time to train up before this started up, so it's sink or swim right off the bat.">CONT>>35929833I remember now. I had it in my head that the Trader would have a harder time hawking a bunch of Plascrete houses with airlocks alone than he was already having with the whole Kits, and was unwilling to split them up.
>>35929903>She just earn herself a spot our inter-circleShe is our highest ranked ranger. which are our interjurisdictional police force (aka, highest level police force).She kinda already is inner circle
>>35929971>He's good at hiding himself, especially digitallyOHO!get our hackers on the line!>Mainly, because we don't know who they are yet.ah, so spying with the simulcra kits might actually be useful here.
>>35929987Yeah, but she didn't have a proper introduction until now. So she technically earn the spot just now.
>>35929946Oh, and no to re-assigning those spy drones from the Rach. Hell no. It's too much of an opportunity to not exploit, and we could gain a lot of prestige if we manage to pull it off.>>35929971Whats the numbers on our Standing Militia, btw? And what needs updating on the wiki? I think it's missing some newer NPCs last I checked.Also, instead of forceful integration (which can be messy). I think we should try using any public/govt owned airwaves to encourage cultural integration. Like, show Neo-Tokyo shows with core world subtitles, and require schools to teach both languages.
>>35929971>trackingThe Kzin members of our Special Forces might be able to help.
>>35930025>Like, show Neo-Tokyo shows with core world subtitlestoo much goverment and already exists. also, don't forget the vice versa part>and require schools to teach both languages.1. mandating it is too much federal government2. I can't imagine any school not doing it already3. will take too long to bear fruit to have effect on this particular issuealso, people are segregating over the perceived crime issue. cartoons and language teaching is not gonna help here. Busting the criminal gang and showing it isn't JUST nihons would
>>35930074oh... niceactually, why just them? the entire special force can be made available here. it would be excellent training for them.
>>35930101Too much govt already exists? What are you talking about? We're not playing anarchists and the vast majority of our colonists aren't either. Taking steps will help reduce segregation and racial tension over time, particularly for the first generation of native-born Tempesters.
>>35930120>actually, why just them? the entire special force can be made available here.Because we need these criminals brought in alive for a very showy public trial.The Kzin are excellent trackers, and we don't have the resources to augment our human special forces soldiers.But mostly it's not about needing more guns around, it's about detective work and intel duties.Dean, with his intel ops augments, would actually be very useful.
>>35930148>Taking steps will help reduce segregation and racial tension over timeExcept, government controlling, or even appearing to control, how and when people move around was one of the few things that both Neo-Tokyo Exiles and Jeffersonians agreed that they wanted no part of.
>>35930148>Too much govt already existsfailure to read>Too much govt AND already existstwo separate things>separate thing A>Too much govtyou are literally wanting to set school curriculum at the federal level AND mandate what goes on TV.Both of which are firmly in the hands of cantoons as per our constitution.>separate thing B>It already existsIt is utterly ridiculous to think they don't have subtitles for their tv shows, and that they don't teach both languages at schools.
>>35930162>Because we need these criminals brought in alive for a very showy public trial.And? do you think special forces are somehow incapable of taking people alive?>But mostly it's not about needing more guns around, it's about detective work and intel duties.And special forces can't do this why?
>>35930195Look at what you're responding to. I was talking about using govt public broadcast channels to encourage cultural integration, and having schools teach both languages. >>35930201I'm not going to get in another semantics pissing contest with you like in earlier threads. Read what I'm typing very carefully:Using bilingualism in public (govt owned) media. Telling schools to teach both language. That isn't regulating TV and it's not setting up an entire curriculum. If they don't do it already, we can tell them to. We already supplied the books, and it's not like we have to force them to at gunpoint.
>>35930008>Ask about Local Law Enforcement"Good. Far better than what I'm used to, that's for sure. Quality and especially practices vary from Canton to Canton, and they don't have even basic protocols for inter-department joint operations, but they are actually willing to work together, and were in several cases trying to cultivate good relationships even before the Jackals showed up. In my opinion, that's worth more than a book full of inter-jurisdictional regs. In a way, the sheer... Variety works in favor, since the Jackals don't know what to expect from the local cops any more than we do, aside from at least basic competence and lot of guns.>Ask about the Jackals Capabilities"They're a cut above most organized crime, because of the Militia training they received, but they're still not all that great in a fight. Aside from a few elite hit squads and snipers, they simply lack cohesion under fire, and rarely train, if at all.""Their most effective men are the Jackals loyal lieutenants and some Core World ex-military types he uses as general troubleshooters. He's going to have problems if he keeps ignoring their advice, though, and would probably wind up with a schism in his organization if we let him go long enough. We won't.">Ask about the Rangers.She sighs, "They, I should really start saying We, are still very rough. The new recruits, funny how we keep calling them new, most of them with decades of experience, are damn good, better than any Security I've ever worked with outside my own unit. They have a hard time keeping up with us because of the Augs, but they're crack shots all, and dedicated."
Not again with this anarchy crap about having too much government. We are not going overblown controlling government, we are planing to set up policies to discourage segregation and racial tension. Why the FUCK you could anyone be against that?
>>35930306I have no idea.
>>35930216With the Kzin, that's not playing to their strengths.And no, I don't think that detective work is what our specials forces are training towards.
>>35930264>I'm not going to get in another semantics pissing contest with youIts not a semantics pissing contestThe sentence>too much goverment and already exists.is completely different than>Too much govt already exists?the and completely changes the meaning.> like in earlier threads.I have no idea who you are or who you assume I am.>Using bilingualism in public (govt owned) media.what government owned media?>Telling schools to teach both languageis a violation of our constitution.local cantoon government does that. and you are a complete and utter retard if you think there is a single school on the planet that doesn't teach both languages>and it's not like we have to force them to at gunpoint.I think you are confused about the difference between "tell them to" and "ask them to"also. your original wording was not "tell them" but>>35930025>require schools to teach both languages.
>>35930301And would our special forces be of any use to the Captain?We have access to a group of talented hackers and a former intel spook with augs; would they be of use to her?What does she need from us to get this solved?
>>35930352Not the guy you're responding to, but our human specops are gonna use powered armor. And SpecOps frequently work for intelligence agencies like the CIA. They even have their own IIRC. Detective work? Definitely not. But they can definitely be used for covert ops. >>35930372>I think you are confused about the difference between "tell them to" and "ask them to">also. your original wording was not "tell them" butThis is what you call a semantics pissing contest. I'm not going to argue over petty bullshit like this. It's not arguing in good faith and detracts from the issues.
>>35930301There's... Obviously a divide. Almost none of the Core Worlders have any implants beyond 'Net hookups and some nanites, and the procedures we went under in the Section were always viewed as what really seperated us from the corrupt clowns we had to work with. But more and more, us Sectioners are seeing that that's wrong. It's hard work, trust, and competence that made us work, and that's what the Rangers have. The Jackal is probably a blessing in disguise: We need to work together if we're going to beat him on our own two feet, and start taking real pride in this uniform and what it stands for. Unite or die.""I think that once we roll up this little Kingpins operation, all the damage he's done to the population will be more than reversed: The Army is almost entirely Core World Blend, with almost all of its new recruits coming from the American-Ethnics, who are barely different, the Fleet is two far away and hasn't been involved in any action yet, and high-level government pretty much follows in the Armies footsteps. The Rangers will become a symbol of strength through unity, and that's worth a lot.">Other Questions?
>>35930411And would our special forces be of any use to the Captain?We have access to a group of talented hackers and a former intel spook with augs; would they be of use to her?What does she need from us to get this solved?
>>35930301"Ok, now what can I do for you right now and in the future? I want to ensure that the Rangers will be an effective law keeping force. Right now off the top of my head I can lend or let you recruit some of my Hackers to help you. I could lend some of my own force for training and troubleshooting on our end of this battle. Hell, give me a wishlist of things to get in the future.
>>35930411Nope. Have the Rangers deal with them, recommend they hire a Kzin for aid in tracking.Have our Intel Ops keep an eye on the Commonwealth guys. Go meet with the Navy guy, don't make any straight lies and ask him about the xenos we encountered
>>35930391>But they can definitely be used for covert ops.I'm not disputing that they could be used for covert ops and hitting targets hard.But the Captain has been saying that she needs detective work done, preferably some high-end police and investigative equipment.
>>35930411You said he is hiding himself well on the netwe have a bunch of hackers contacts. can we get them to help on that front?Anything you think I can do to help? any resource I can make available?
>>35930452you don't think that people who train for spec op can do spying stuff and intel gathering without killing?
>>35930498Not if that's not the intended purpose of that specific unit or service.
>>35930533Then don't assume our people will be complete incompetents and only assign those that DO train in such capacity?
>>35930544Then why are you assuming that we have the resources to have that diversified of a special operations branch?
>>35930479>>35930425>>35930437>>35930441"Really, as tempting as the offer is, a lot of people on the ground might get excessively twitchy if we bring in Military units, not to mention giving this Animal far more attention than he deserves. Aside from that, I'd prefer if the Rangers could learn to act independently, without relying on support from Spec ops and Mil-Int. Can't be running to you for help with mob bosses in the middle of a war, can we?" She smiles, "As for the Hackers, I must remind you that we were a Cybercrimes unit. I could run circles around any geeks you have hidden in your basement, and probably already have if they're recent acquisitions." "Off the top of my head, I'd say that we need some advanced forensics equipment first off, although I'm starting to see the utility in "Learning to do without". DNA testing especially, and basic kits for Canton police, too. Cross-Training with the Special Forces would be good for both of us, and I think a few of my more violent Officers would wind up making the switch if they like how it's run.">Anything else?
>>35930575Many of our recruits have prior experience or augments. And they are being trained by spider.Also, I am not assuming that they will be able to. I am saying that we assign those who can.You are saying it is impossible any of them could, so don't even bother to ask
>>35930601No. Meet with the Navy rep. It's not our job to micromanage this. Planetary affairs like dealing with Commonwealth business is.
>>35930601Just to have this argument done with, do we have any Special Forces squads or units that would have been able to help with the Ranger's detective work and intel-gathering?Other than that, no, nothing more.Let's ask to speak with the Navy Commodore of the Taskforce, since we saw some unknown alien ships poking around before the Taskforce arrived, and see if he knows who they belonged to.
>>35930601"Well, begin cross training as soon as possible and I will looking to getting that Forensics equipment to you if possible."
>>35930607>You are saying it is impossible any of them could, so don't even bother to askFrom what we were told the special forces were being trained for, yes, I believe that none of them would have helped.
>>35930601Look around to see if we can find someone to manufacture DNA testing kitsif we can't, put an order for them
>>35930646You have some military Intelligence, organized under Dean, but no forensics. You send a message to James about, who responds that getting a corps of MPs has been added to his to-do list. The Special Forces include a good number of trackers, but they're from the same wilderness-enthusiast crowd that many of her Rangers are from, which means that their tracking skills will be roughly equivalent.
>>35930708How many SpecOps and Standing Militiamen do we have?
>>35930708>You have some military Intelligence, organized under Dean, but no forensicsSo, since forensics is what she needed, we had no specops who could have helped.
>>35930679You won't be able to manufacture those for another two years (Technical University again) but they do come very cheaply. Ordering forensics equipment plus DNA kits for Canton PD will cost only 1 C. Accept?------------------------She turns to go, before stopping and turning back to you, "You know, it never would have occurred to me to hire on a Kzinti. I've never worked with aliens before: It should be an experience.">>35930725Roughly 80% of your population, with most of the non-combatants being children and pregnant women. since there hasn't been time for them to finish their three-year term, technically your entire population is currently in the Standing Militia. Units "On Duty" (Regular drilling, patrols, and inspections) are simply rotated. Your Sec Ops is currently ver small, only about three hundred people, integrating Commonwealth Spec Ops from the Jeffersonians with soldiers of fortune from Neo-Tokyo and the most cunning, stealthy, and human-tolerating of Ras' Warriors. It's still a work in progress, but what you have seen of them so far leads you to believe that they will be formidable indeed.
>>35930834>Ordering forensics equipment plus DNA kits for Canton PD will cost only 1 C. Accept?yes
>>35930834>Ordering forensics equipment plus DNA kits for Canton PD will cost only 1 C.This will provide all Cantons with these kits?Yes, order them.
>>35930834>Ordering forensics equipment plus DNA kits for Canton PD will cost only 1 C. Accept?Yes. Exactly how many credits will we have by the time the Traders arrive?
>>35930834Is the Navy Taskforce paying for their own fuel?Or are they not buying any because they've got enough?
>>35930834How much does our Governor know about the Commonwealths' plans for our planet? I know they expect us to eventually become a major player in stabilizing the sector, and that we have an unusually well equipped starting colony with a lot of leniency.
>>35930893>and that we have an unusually well equipped starting colony with a lot of leniency.On that, do we have any friends within the commonwealth govt?
>>35931003Prolly the people who gave us this position because Mr Governor saved their lives.
>>35930839>>35930856>>35930872>>35930873>>35930873>>35930886>>35930893-1 C, leaving 10 C in your Treasury.They came fueled, with reserves for extended operations.Tempest is a large, resource-rich world at a convergence of several Hyperspace Leylines with a Gas Giant with a wealth of easily extracted Helium Three in its atmosphere. The Commonwealth recognized its potential, and slated for its colonization to begin sooner rather than later, resulting in a very isolated Colony notably beyond the Frontier, with highly developed starting infrastructure. The eventual plan was most likely for Tempest to be "opened up" for development, with heavy industry and advanced technology imported en mass by the Commonwealth as soon as the AAA debt was paid off, and additional Colonies established in surrounding space. However, you've heard that funding to this program was cut: Any development in your area in the near future is going to have to be done by you.
>>35930893the leniency comes from having taken smaller debt to begin with.
>>35931020I don't think we"ll be very successful making friends with any administration commonwealth because of our background traits.But we should try with anyone else. Having friends within the Commonwealth, and good terms with our megacorp means people would be against anyone taking action against us. >>35931040Not the political autonomy we have within the commonwealth. >>35931035Thanks for clarifying.
>>35931035colonizing nearby space ourselves sounds just peachy to me.how long until the DNA kits arrive?also, is quest still progressing?
>>35931035>10 C in your Treasury.I thought we got our income because it's a new turn.
>>35931070>Not the political autonomy we have within the commonwealth.My point was actually that yes that specific autonomy.I went to look it up... and it appears that you are right and I am wrong.
>>35931080Yeah. Didnt we have 10C last thread in the quarter before the Traders were supposed to arrive?
>>35931087Yeah. From what the QM has said, independent planets are more of the exception and not the rule.
>>35931122>>35931080>>35931087You're right. Your actual balance is... 18 C, I think. I went by the count on 1d4chan without thinking about it.Your Income will also be bumped up to 14 C with the Next Turn, with the bonus from having enough Automated Factories operational to provide for your population and the Machine Shop. I'll get into what else you can do with the spare Autofactories later.>Proceed to Briefing?
>>35931190Fucked up that last line:>Timeskip to Briefing on Brain Spiders>See about Havelholme Freighters>Other
>>35931190Is the infonet up yet? Is ANY electronic media set up yet?
>>35931190I seriously suggest we buy 3 power generatorsmore autofactories = more incomemore mines = more incomeboth are limited by lack of power at the moment.
>>35931208>Other>Meet with the Navy
>>35931208>Timeskip to Briefing on Brain SpidersThe Havelholme Freighters would just create more places for the FS Agents to check, and keep them here longer.
>>35931208>See about Havelholme FreightersI see no reason to delay this. unless its just a matter of the people with the education to do it being swamped with more important work
>>35931241that might actually be good, as those agents are preventing the other agents from doing their job.
>>35931208>OtherAsk to meet with the Navy Commodore, to ask their xeno-specialists about those xeno ships we saw.
>>35931260I suppose it would depend on whether the Navy Taskforce commander would tell the CS to pack it up because the FS had their shit together and got their job done already, or if he would keep the Taskforce here until both agencies finished their jobs.
>>35931228Not yet. We should gradually buy the last generators. We still have things we need to immediately buy, and should see what the Traders are offering.Plus, we all agreed last thread or the thread before to save like 5C every quarter. This way, we could afford buying some of the more expensive options whenever they pop up. Or use them for a rainy day. And that BOLO (which we shouldnt get just yet until the Navy leaves) will be 10C minimum>>35931208>Meet with the Navy Commodore
>>35931215>>35931228Yes. The Infonet is up, has been upgraded in many cantons by resident Hackers, and is already filled to the brim with weird porn.Eight of your Autofactories are currently Shut Down for want of power, a number of weaknesses in your power Grid having been corrected. Your population and Mining projects consume 15 Production, which leaves you Five with the current number of working Autofactories. You can use that remainder to gain +1 to Income by renting out capacity to private companies or use it to construct specialized machinery (When Schematics Archive Cores have been brought online Next Turn)>>35931265>>35931287The Taskforce will stay in-system until such time as all work has been concluded. This rule is literally carved in stone in the meeting rooms used to plan the deployment of these Task-Forces.The Commodore, who will not be personally contacting you until Commonwealth Safety has concluded preliminary investigations, sends back a representative, who states that the alien ships match no known race, or unconfirmed reports of alien contact. Whatever they are, they're new to humanity.
>>35931293the merchants are waiting for us to call them backthe sooner we get our income up, the sooner we could afford to buy more expensive things.those generators will pay for themselves very quickly, and then just provide extra income. the last generator we bought cost 5C and bumped our income up by 3C per turn (3 months)
>Meeting with Commodore and Timeskip>Writing
>>35931361>Whatever they are, they're new to humanity.oh greatand hostile too.that visit (and quick escape) might have been pirates. or it might have been those aliens instead of piratesbtw, is there any chance we can convince any of the marines or soldiers currently in orbit to assist us with rach extermination while they are here?Or maybe communicate with our contacts back in the commonwealth to order them to assist while they are here?
>>35931365We already bought a couple of generators before. The thing is that the QM has repeatedly foreshadowed the possibility of a pirate/xenos invasion. We've also had foreshadowing on the need of combined arms, and it was foreshadowed twice that we should basically buy Indirect Fire ASAP. When one guy was going on about one of the pirates/xenos, and when James requested it. Those were in separate threads IIRC
>>35931426>We already bought a couple of generators before.unless i missed a thread, we bought literally one single generator.actually, maybe i did miss a thread>We've also had foreshadowing on the need of combined arms, and it was foreshadowed twice that we should basically buy Indirect Fire ASAP. When one guy was going on about one of the pirates/xenos, and when James requested it. Those were in separate threads IIRCKeeping money for a "rainy day" isn't gonna help us with that. those are actual expenditures we need to make nowAlso, pirates are stopped by navy, and we don't have anything we can buy there at the moment.
>>35931471Pretty sure we bought more than one.>Also, pirates are stopped by navy, and we don't have anything we can buy there at the moment.Seriously. There's been alot of foreshadowing that we should buy Indirect Fire. I"ll dig through the archives and show you each point if you need me to.
>>35931471>unless i missed a thread, we bought literally one single generator.I recall we decided to buy a second one in the same thread, but it was kind of confusing.
>>35931426>>35931471nope, i didn't miss a thread, but we did buy 2 generators not one.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35738075/#p35742936combined with >>35931361means that we are currently at 0 net power, with 8 autofactories offline, each would consume 1 power to run.if we buy 4 more generators it will cost us 20 and give us +8 income per turn, paying for itself in 2.5 turnsthis is at a minimum. it can instead be used to produce goods at much lower cost than buying them. paying for itself even sooner.
>>35931537So we should rent the extra production for 1 turn to have just enough wealth for the generators? I can get behind that.
>>35931519>Seriously. There's been alot of foreshadowing that we should buy Indirect Fire1. that was for the rach, not the pirates.2. if you want to buy it, buy it NOW. rainy day fund does not help when you need guns. Guns help when you need guns. If you really think we need it, put the vote to buy it now
>>35931599http://archive.moe/tg/thread/35617055/#35617055>"Really, aside from heavy weapons to defend FOBs against Rach Swarm attacks, we're short on anti-armor and fire support. Getting some man-portable missile launchers or mortars would be good if we wind up facing garage-built Pirate tanks, or someones private army trying to take over. It's been known to happen."http://archive.moe/tg/thread/35738075/#35743542>Interrogations of captured Pirates and intelligence from from visiting Traders begins to paint a grim picture: It appears that one of the reasons leading to the strife within Scarrs Fleet was an earlier mutiny by one of Scarrs top lieutenants. His "trusted" right hand man, as a matter of fact. Making off with three Frigates, a Missile Carrier, ad later adding six old Scout ships and a surplus Sparta Class Assault Transport, which he has been using to great effect to attack worlds with strong infantry and armored forces, but little modern artillery or missile batteries. From all accounts he's just as ruthless as his former master, but smart enough to not mistreat his own crew or set his Captains against each other like fighting dogs. A dangerous man, despite his small fleet. You'll have to keep an eye on his forces, lest they grow large enough to threaten you.>which he has been using to great effect to attack worlds with strong infantry and armored forces, but little modern artillery or missile batteries. This, combined with mentions of more pirates/xenos in the sector and encounters with them suggest we should get arty soon. And OP emphasizing that having combined arms (which means a balanced force) will be big for combat.>>35931599Nah. It's for both. For pirates AND Rachs, going by OP.I think we need to get it either this quarter or within the next six months is all. The QM hints suggest we may be invaded in the near future, and artillery is a must.
>Income +14 C>Treasury: 32 CIt's been a busy two months, with the population already growing weary of the Administration officials hanging in orbit. Arrogance, a fair bit of incompetence, an infuriating tendency to refer to your people as "Colonist" to their faces instead of using their names, and above all the Frontier Security Agents being under orders to go nowhere without closing streets and armed guards, against the recommendations of the Agents themselves, has somewhat reduced goodwill toward the Commonwealth locally. On top of this, the Safety types have finally gotten through permission to inspect Iron Scythe, which will conclude their Preliminary Investigation and finally allow you to speak directly with the Commodore.However, all is not bad news. Reports from the Northern Border indicate that the Jackal Cartel is on its last legs, and the "soft" segregation is rapidly reversing following several highly publicized trials.The AAA Supply Fleet is still under guard, and will most likely be flown to the nearest Isolation Zone (Far, far away from any Naval bases or inhabited systems) for thorough decontamination, including vacuum cold-soak. In the interim, a second AAA Fleet has arrived, peddling the same wears, but with conformed lack of Brain Crawlies.On the ground, you've just gotten a communique that your Autofactories have finally been configured to use the full Schematics Archive included, giving you access to a large number of basic "frontier" designs for any pieces of equipment, mostly Military in nature.>Action?
>>35931648>which he has been using to great effect to attack worlds with strong infantry and armored forces, but little modern artillery or missile batteries.Very well, from boththat being said>Also, pirates are stopped by navystands. A proper navy prevents them from landing any forces on the ground to begin with. and orbital strikes can stand in for artillery. as we have very aptly demonstrated before.also, that was for>Strong infantry and no artillery or missile batteries are weak vs home made tankswe have strong infantry, bolo, actual tank battalions, and airforce
>>35931677>Buy a few more generators.>Leave a big chunk of money for the new BOLO. Perhaps 20C?
>>35931677See if we can talk the space marines currently in orbit to lend some assistance vs the rachtalk to our armed forces commanders about weapon purchases. do their previous recommendations stand now that we can produce more military hardware in autofactoriesbuy 4 reactors for 20C to bring the remaining 8 autofactories online. Crank out whatever military hardware we need, rent the rest of the capacity.see what we can spend the remaining 12C on
>>35931687Still, I think it's worth buying. And we should save at least 2C per quarter. There were some things that actually cost 60C, which will be impossible to buy without saving up. >>35931677Can we get a contract set up with AAA to gradually buy new Tri Rifles and armor? To replace any stock from the buyback program, and to give it to any new militia recruits. We should buy contracts in general IMO so we don't have to buy the same thing multiple times whenever our military has to replace stock or expand. I think we can afford generators, but we should check out the Traders first. >>35931723Nah. Deal with traders. We shouldn't leave our planet or send out any ships to buy the BOLO while the Commonwealth Navy is still here IMO. It will just make us more vulnerable and attract unwanted attention.
>>35931752>Still, I think it's worth buyingwhat does that have to do with my argument on buying it now instead of just saving the money?>we should save at least 2C per quarter. There were some things that actually cost 60CThat would take 30 quartersThe 4 autofactories cost 20C and provide additional 8+ C per quarter. They pay for themselves in 2.5 quarters. They earn those 60C you wanted in 7.5 quarters. altogether, 10 quarters.10 is less than 30
>>35931677Check what traders have in stock. then make a decision once we have actual info.consult james before making purchase
>>35931825Ok. Lets buy it now. And that was a response to:>Also, pirates are stopped by navystands. A proper navy prevents them from landing any forces on the ground to begin with. and orbital strikes can stand in for artillery. as we have very aptly demonstrated before.I thought we only needed like 3 reactors though? OP, please stick around on twitter or this thread when you're done running so you can help me update the wiki page. Or use twitter later. Income & production will need to be updated by the end of this thread
>>35931853>And that was a response to:Ah, right, sensible enough. my bad.Well, depending on how much it costs I am open to buying just 3 reactors now and the last reactor next turn in order to get the weapons earlier... just in case.Still need some answers from QM about whether the auto-factories can now manufacture those or if we still need to buy them
>>35931677Would our specops eventually be able to help train our soldiers & militia for asymmetric warfare? If so, in roughly how long? Or do we have to buy it?
OP you fucked up. This is technically chapter 14. Whoever archives will need to clarify this as being "Chapter Thirteen Part 2"
>>35931898You still need to buy Reactors. Cheaper, lower quality models of the Tri-Guns, combat Armor, and SCAR APCs can be produced by the Autofactory, along with other basic weapons and vehicles, such as tanks and fighter aircraft. The Technical University, once fully on-line, will allow you to modify and upgrade the designs and even create your own, within the Autofactories capabilities. Autofactories, Reactors, and, for now, Colony Domes will have to be purchased from AAA.>>359318534 Reactors, actually. I'll stick around in the thread.
>>35931982Chapter Thirteen was a stub thread the entirety of which was covered at the beginning of this thread, and was never archived.
>>35932023Alright. I think we should go Commodore > Trader > AAA. If we buy a ton of things from AAA without knowing what the traders have, we may regret it.Hopefully we"ll get means to make outer cities out of those junker ships the refugees and neo-tokyo people used from traders or AAA.
>>35931947Not for a long time.There are no Traders in this system with any goods worth buying with government funds. If there are any specific items you need, you can put in a request, which will most likely be fulfilled within 1-3 turns if it can be found. The DNA Kits and Forensics are a good example, being handled by the Free Trader Matthew Callino. Payment is on arrival, but unless you specify otherwise, sufficient funds to pay for the purchase will be set aside at the time of ordering.Your Autofactories should be capable of producing your Armies current weapons, with the exception of the Coalition vehicles and other advanced tech, but you'll be stuck with the basic cheap models until you have Engineers to properly program in the schematics.>Requests? (write-In)>Skip to BOLO Inspection (necessary before meeting the Commodore)>Look over AAA wares>Other
>>35932023>You still need to buy Reactorssorry, poor phrasing on my part, I meant if we still need to buy the weapons described in >>35931648 or if we can make them ourselves>Cheaper, lower quality models of the Tri-Guns, combat Armor, and SCAR APCs can be produced by the Autofactory, along with other basic weapons and vehicles, such as tanks and fighter aircraft. Holy fuck yea! We need those autofactories online and churning out all of the above.
>>35932211Indirect Fire from before, please. Has Smith requested we prioritize anything? What about our other staff? >Skip to BOLO Inspection (necessary before meeting the Commodore)
>>35932240>>35932217James wants Manjack sentry-turrets or equivalent as soon as possible, after Indirect Fire. Smith needs about 10 C worth of equipment and spare parts to bring the Fleet all the way up to fully operational status, and your Administrative Head, Young, is requesting that you power up the remaining Autofactories as soon as possible.
>>35932211>Requests? (write-In)See if our traders can access any cheaper sources of energy.
>>35932286James: 15CSmith: 10CYoung: 20CThats assuming Indirect Fire & Manjacks are the same price.We have 32C. I say we go 20 for x4 Reactors now. Try to get James to see if we can get a 4C total discount for Manjacks + Indirect Fire. Otherwise, 5C for Manjack & 5C for Navy.How much will it cost to recruit civil engineers from off-world? Or equipment that will help substitute them so we can build those outer habitats.
>>35932211Get x4 Reactors. Then put out word for Navy & Army stuff to come in 3-9 months. IMO, we should get our army & navy up to spec before we buy the BOLO. Because whether we go or not, we"ll be sending valuable ships away from our planet to pick it up.
>>35932311>>35932326>4X Reactors confirmed. Following their Installation, your Power Grid will be functioning at full efficiency, and you will gain full use of your Autofactories.The cluster of badly converted hulls outside your front door, so to speak, bothers you. But what to do about it? You could offer incentives for a number of good Civil Engineers, what with the Engineers you have from the freed slaves being experts in things like advanced sensors and robotics. It certainly would improve the faculty of your Technical University...>Send out word for Civil Engineers?>How much "Incentive" will you provide?
>>35932404>You now have 12 C
>>35932404>2CSave the rest for the Army & Navy advance orders and when Traders pop in with some cool stuff. And BOLO. I think the base price is 20C, and can possibly go down to 10C with negotiation?
>>35932404>2CWe could always offer the taskmaster some fuel discount or something.
>>359324042C, prioritize construction of a mining harness for our BOLO firstMake a press release on plans to expand settlement. That we"ll do it as it becomes available due to security issues and a lack of engineers.Namely, that we plan to get manjack turrets, mortar drones and missile launchers for our troops and getting our fleet up to operational status. Then, expanding settlement outside of the domes will be safer, pending review by the Tempest Administration & military.
>>35932427That is your estimated range, yes.>>35932432Young signs off, relief evident on his face at the confirmation of your order for additional Reactors. The Kid's too serious, you should really take him and Brick on a bar crawl one of these to inject some life into those eyes. After getting to know the aforementioned mining foreman first, though. Funny, by now you should practically know their mothers maiden names, but work has just been so damn heavy lately...Oh Great Mother. You're turning into one of those people, aren't you? The ones that only half-jokingly say they're married to their work and would put themselves in early graves from stress if modern Nanotech weren't there to support their bodies.You've got to remember to get into a good barfight sometime this week.>Go to BOLO Inspection>Writing
>>35932452Dian looks over your proposal, the hologram carrying her image staying still despite its projector on the wrist of your swaying left arm. Gotta love top end electronics."This looks good, Governor. You've got an eye for PR.""I always was a popular guy, unless you count the people that wanted to kill me. That sort of balances it out.""A man of extremes," She says, signing off with one of the few smiles you've seen on her face since she started working for you.-------------------------------------------------------------The terminally unhappy Commonwealth Safety Bureau Inspection Team stands before Iron Scythe, a war machine hulking as large as a wet-navy Destroyer and heavy enough to crush one beneath its treads, an artificial defender of all mankind with a Lions heart and Wolfs mind forged from Supersteel and fractal Demi-Silicone circuitry, whose mighty weapons have spelled the death of humanities greatest foes, and declare that their diagnostics equipment have found him wanting."These Weapons Mount Relays have most certainly NOT been properly treated", treated meaning "Sabotaged beyond its ability to perform its original function", but the angry, balding gnome before you would simply turn up his nose at the statement, "The controls and power couplings have simply been routed through the Weapons mounts instead of through the recommended additional outlets in the hull," Ruining its ability to act as actual armor, you think to yourself, to the point where additional weatherproofing is required to keep the great outdoors from corroding the internals. You decide to break in.>CONT
>>35932591Is it possible we could get the Navy to give us any tips on the xenos if they ever encounter them?Or better yet: Have them bomb some of the remaining Hives & get the Bug Hunt marines to help us. I'm tempted to hint at our plans in securing a 'non-compliant' Brain if that will make them stay and aid us.
>>35932591"Inspector, do you have any idea how *hard* it is to cut through Supersteel? Considering that it's a metal designed to resist orbital bombardments, I'd say it's a bit beyond the funds of most Mining companies, which may be why no one ever actually DOES it, and-""Do not interrupt me, Governor," His eyes shine with the fury of a stray cat defending a scrap of meat, "And do NOT tell me how my own job works. Moving on..."You sit and listen to his tirade, as he lists in literally exhausting detail every de-weaponization recommendation (There's a Legion bar song in there somewhere...) that Tailhouse Mining failed to follow, while somehow insinuating with every word that it is somehow your fault. You refrain from any further outbursts, instead offering the occasional "That's stupid" or "That's absolutely fucking retarded" in pleasant, conversational tones, and then refusing to elaborate."Finally," His face redder than a number of Vegan women you've known over the years, "We come to the blatantly illegal installation of weapons, some of them Starship Grade, on a decommissioned BOLO, a serious crime-""Not illegal here. If you actually could, you'd already have those Marines down here, pointing Tac-Nuke launchers at Scythe. Besides, he was temporarily outfitted with a handful of makeshift weapons taken from the ships of a Slaver Fleet, only a handful of which could be called "Starship Grade", from the fact that they were mounted on ships that traveled from star to star, nevermind that they were actually modified mining equipment. I'm not going to fight any real power by covering Scythe in boxes of garage-made chemical rockets," Liar, you totally would, "and aside from-">CONT
Couldn't we argue that since the AAA sold us the BOLO his current accusations are indicating that the megacorp was liable?
>>35932707I was thinking that for when the Commodore prods us, we could say something like:Something along the lines of: "With all due respect, setting up something absurd like an independent BOLO legion isn't exactly on the agenda. Especially with all I'm dealing with. I can't deny I used the BOLO to combat the Rach, but that has only been due to extenuating circumstances. Tempest is a mining world, and the BOLO will be vital to helping us kickstart our planets economy. I'm only bothering with BOLOs at all because I'm the only one with any experience handling them, and the last thing I need is a retired BOLO snapping and going postal on my domes."It's courteous, and the point is to not lie. Worse comes to worst, we can always bullshit or stay silent, which will never be enough for them to do shit.
>>35932719>the point is to not lieNo, the point is to never get caught lying. Never admit to anything unless you know you can't defend yourself. Deny everything.
>>35932685"Its properdesignation", The Gnomes words running together as he marks his second time interrupting you with appropriate spittle and grinding of teeth, "Is Sawtooth. Iron Scythe was its designation during its surface, but was changed, per the BOLO Decom Act, after its purpose was altered.""BY PURPOSE ALTERED, YOU MEAN CONDEMNED TO A LIFE OF SLAVERY IN ASHEN PIT, AND A DEATH OF WHICH NO SONGS WILL EVER BE SUNG?"His eyes widen, skin pales, and his entire party begins backing away, "It-It's active," He whispers, as if he believes that he can say anything outside of his own thoughts that Scythe won't hear, "It's Switched. On.""YES. IT. IS. ALSO, I CAN HEEEAAAAAR YOOOOUUUUUU....""Relax, my garden stiff friend, his Combat Locks are still enabled. That's why we had to trigger his weapons manually from control consoles in maintenance tunnels". A small lie, but an important one."That's something I was going to ask you about, actually," A young man in the uniform of a Legion Technician speaks up, "How did you circumvent his Combat Locks? Those are all supposed to be hard-set by Legion command.""I PERFORMED SOME FLEXIBLE THINKING. I WASN'T ACTUALLY IN COMBAT, I WAS DRILLING A SERIES OF HIGHLY INEFFICIENT MINESHAFTS AND THEN DRIVING IN CIRCLES FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF MY OWNER. SUCH A SAD OF WASTE OF PRODUCTIVE WORK HOURS.""Uh...Huh..." He looks up at Scythe, brow furrowed."His brain is pretty much a modernized Mark 20 without the Multitasking flaws," You put in helpfully, "Which pretty much just means he's smarter and less prone to Piercing Psionic attacks.""Oh." His eyes light up, "I always wanted to meet a Mark 20!""SMITHERS! Protocol!""Sorry, Inspector Sir," The rather unfortunately named Smithers returns, "I'll retain professional conduct from this moment forward.""So you shall," says the angry little man, nodding like a teacher dispensing sage wisdom.>CONT
>>35932795We need to get on the legion technicians good side without the gnome noticing.
>>35932795What are the odds we can take Smithers away from Mr. Burns?
>>35932795He steps up to the hulking Supertank, bringing a number of incandescent words to life, "I'm going to ask you a series of questions, I'd like you to answer truthfully, and I will be able to detect an attempt to lie."'OF COURSE." You frown. It always bothered that the Legion Techs received the specialized Kokorodo training to literally hear and feel a BOLOs condition, including the subtle shift in voice modulation that betrays dissonance, and not the Commanders."Smithers, proper protocol..""Legion Protocol is different from Safety Bureau protocol, Inspector," His face betraying the first hint of annoyance you've seen from him yet, "And for good reason. I will be conducting my portion of the inspection in the manner in which I have been trained."Gnome "Hmphs", before turning away, most likely claiming victory in his mind."how do you like working here?""VERY MUCH. IT IS GOOD TO WORK FOR ONE WHO IS OF THE LEGIONS, OR WAS, AND THE MECHANICS SPEAK TO ME LIKE I AM A PERSON, NOT A FLAKY BACKHOE THE SIZE OF A BUILDING.""Hmm, what did you think of your previous employers?""I WAS NOT AWAKE DURING MY BRIEF BONDAGE UNDER TRIPLE A, BUT I LIKELY WOULDN'T HAVE LIKED THEM. MISS NALEEN AT THE MINING PITS WAS A BITTER OLD WHORE, AND I'M GLAD TO HAVE SEEN THE LAST OF HER.""That's... That's a little offensive, he looks shocked. Poor kid."NO, LITERALLY. TAILHOUSE MINING STARTED OFF AS A BROTHEL LOCATED A MINERAL RICH MOUNTAIN. FOLLOWING SOME SHREWD TRADING, AND I ALWAYS SUSPECTED AT LEAST THREE MURDERS AND A LOT OF WIRE FRAUD, THEY RETIRED AS MINING BARONS.">cont
>>35932952>Bah, Proofreading. I'm missing a few words up there."Huh." He is quiet for a long moment, as something seems to start bothering him, "Wouldn't it be Mining Baroness?""I DON'T THINK IT'S THE SAME THING. JUST DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT.""It's to do with the title being unofficial," You call out from your spot on the vehicle bay floor, "If you're talking about aristocratic ranks, sure, but Robber Barons, Railroad Barons, Industrial Barons, Mining Barons? Just Barons, no gender alterations." You could swear you heard Marikos voice whispering "Privilege..." on the wind just then.He frowns briefly, as a he looks down at the text before him and alters some letters while deleting two others. Boy should get a privacy screen. "Lastly: What would you like to do in the future?""WELL, ONCE MY MINING HARNESS IS DELIVERED AND INSTALLED, THANK ANDREWS FOR WARRANTIES, I'D LIKE TO DIG SOME MORE HIGHLY INEFFICIENT MINE-SHAFTS AND DRIVE IN CIRCLES, IF YOU GET WHAT I MEAN. IN THE MEANTIME, I AM NEARING THE TOP 10 SPOT IN A POPULAR INFONET-BASED COMBAT SIM AND I WILL TAKE FIRST PLACE AND HOLD IT AGAINST ALL PRIMATE AND XENOFELINE COMERS. KZINERETTE_WREKER47, WHOSE NAME DISTURBS ME ON SEVERAL LEVELS, BY THE GLASS EYE OF ODIN YOU ARE GOING DOWN.""Uh Huh," he says, solidifying its position as his new favorite word, "That will be all.""THANKS FOR VISITING, SWEETHEART. AND TELL THE NURSE ON THE WAY OUT THE DOOR THAT MY CATHETER IS TOO SMALL."As your party leaves, Gnome makes as if to stop you for some final warning, but Smithers beats him to it, his face serious.>CONT
>>35933022"I've done this a lot, inspecting the remaining Decommed BOLOs. Aside from being obviously more intelligent and mentally flexible than any other BOLO I've ever met, one thing stood out: Every time I give an interview, at some point the BOLO starts trying to get an angle on me to get back into a Legion, any Legion. Most come as close to begging as their kinds pride will let them, and it always breaks my heart. Not Scythe. Aside from that last crack about old Terran Nursing Homes, he didn't say a damn thing. I'm willing to accept the possibility that maybe he's mentally flexible enough to accept a life of non-combat, but I doubt it. Even if he was just happy to be crushing Rach, and there's no way he could be mentally flexible enough to do that and then *talk about it with me* without any mental stress I could detect, which makes me think I really should have hardened my ears and started listening for falsehood as soon as he started talking. There's a reason why he, and he alone, is making decelerations to Norse Gods that he will punt some Kzinti geek from the top spot of an MMO instead of reading out a thesis on his possible uses training new BOLOs at Legion Base instead of harvesting timber, and i want to know why."You return his stare flatly. "There's an old song, from before the dawn of the Expansion: Its main chorus is 'You can't always get what you want."He nods and walks away. Gnome approaches awkwardly in his wake, turning to you with all the fury he can muster, "Let me tell you, Governor, that this is not the end of this matter. There will be an investigation, investigating... Investigatory matters. And those mining Whores too, I mean... Look here, you haven't seen the last of me.""Just go," You say, exaggerating your already visible wince, "You're making this jsut as painful for me as it is for you."He "Hmphs", a terrible thing to made into a verb, and walks away."Have a good day, Gnome Chomsky!">CONT
>>35933105Hmm. Seems it was a bad idea to let Iron Scythe in on the secret. Oh well. It's still not enough for him to act on. So long as we have shit to mine and do not arm our BOLOs with BOLO combat suites, we should be fine. Looking back, I think the QMs' vote option for us to arm him to fight the Rachs was a trap option. We dodged a bullet on that one.
>>35933105>> Gnome Chomsky
>>35933105He turns back to look at you sharply, before remembering a that he's supposed to be walking dramatically away with nary a backwards glance. He struts the rest of the way, "accidentally" sprayed by the sparks of several mechanics who are performing unscheduled metal cutting today for... Reasons. You don't pry.As he leaves, he deliberately jabs his finger down on his Holocom, the light ringing of a message received through official channels sounding on yours.You flip it up, suspicious. It's an official letter, stating that due to unavoidable delays in the filing process, you will not be able to speak with the Commodore for two months while Courier ships carry important papers in triplicate hardcopy to various undisclosed locations. Sent just now. Meaning that it was written in advance.As you proceed to list the deformed rad-cannibals and cheap whores in his family history, you can't help but wonder why, exactly, Smithers cut off two questions, altered a third, and failed to examine Iron Scythes combat locks despite his stated suspicions. On top of the fact that he called Scythe by his old name...>That's a wrap, as it is now almost 5:00 AM>Subscribe to the twitter, upvote the Archives, and generally stay cool.>Next installment will have to be Sunday again next week, same time, same place, small possibility of cancellation.>Goodbight, /tg/, sleep tight, it may already be too late to not let assassin drones bite
>>35933179Wanna go through the wiki now, or should I talk to you about it through twitter?
Oh, still in the thread in case you want to talk for a bit.
>>35933179He is a Bro. And dickhead does as dickheads do.
>>35933217Dammit.>>35933204Yeah, it'd be good to do it here. I still have an instinctive twitch where Twitter is concerned.
>>35933204What stands out for you in need of editing/ I'm going to be altering prices on Reactors and Autofactories from here on out, and actually forgot to do so before they were purchased today, because they're way too cheap as they are now. I think double will be good.
>>35933221>>35933253The Bolo not being absolutely miserable and our ex-Bolo Legion background helped. >>35933225Alright. Any updates on our population? Namely the Kzinti.What about our treasury? How does income look? What about production & power? How do they break down again? How many turns has it been, and for how long OOC have we been governor?How many LMGs do we have exactly anyway? Around 1150? I got that number from taking 20k, How has our military composition changed? Did any Armymen go Fleet or SpecOps? What about the Rangers? Whats the number of the rangers and their gear?Any NPCs missing? Anything out of date or anything that needs to be added?What led to our colony being autonomous anyway?Also, has that pastebin helped you with prices?
>>35933253http://pastebin.com/1rYQpH38Here's the pastebin in case you lost the link.
>>35933225What questions did he alter and not ask?
>>35933256There haven't been very many births, and only about 3,000 immigrants (Mostly Androids, Gene-Mods, and a handful of AIs riding with the Free Traders).Income looks good, it should be on-spec now.Every 1 million humans (Or equivalent) and their habitats, transport, etc consume i Power, and so do Mining Pits. Automated Factories also consume one Power each, and the Machine Shop and other advanced machinery on its level consume 2 Power. A good example would be the Sky-El loading docks and HQ equipment in your Capitol Dome, which consumes 2. Standard Fusion Reactors produce 2 Power. Each factory produces 10 Production, and every one million humans needs 15 to maintain starting technological level without major imports. This means that you have 5 Production left over at present time, and will have 85 once the new Fusion Reactors are online. Production can be spent on a per-turn basis to build Units (Military), construct relatively advanced machinery, or set to produce consumer goods and basic electronics for cheap off-world sale, netting you +1 Income per 10 Production, sort of like setting planetary manufacturing to "Trade Goods" in Master of Orion 2, but more flexible.It's been... I believe five Turns since game start, which comes to a year and three months. Granted, most of that was settling in.1,299, giving you some spares.Some Army asked to be transferred, mostly former Commonwealth Navy Shore patrolmen, but a good deal of Commonwealth Army and former Mercs from your Army transferred to the new Spec Ops. Rangers number about 4,000 for now, and have full military equipment.Give me a second to look over the NPCs, and I'll answer right back."Soft" bribery on the part of Commonwealth Officials. When it became clear that that the "Fenrir Foothold" project was going to be scrapped, some of your allocated funds for equipment were quietly reassigned to give you a grant of Autonomy, allowing you to reap some of the benefits of being heavily isolated.
>>35933280You have no idea if they even were questions, but he seemed to be reading from his Holocom, and deleted two lines of text from it that you could see before altering the third.
>>35933367Herp. I meant taking 20k, dividing by 14 and then multiplying by *.8. 20k / 14 is 1428, so we're still short. So we'd still be short. Unless our army did shrink.If so, whats our new Army numbers? 14 squadmates...we could probably model them off the 13-man squad the...US Army or Marines use, then just add in another support guy like a radioman or medic to them. How are our Cantons developing anyway? What seems to be the politics/govt of the larger ones, like our Capital dome?
>>35933256It's definitely helped. The Lasers were actually supposed to be overpriced, but not that much. I honestly didn't catch how expensive the LMGs were compared to the Manjacks and Tank Destroyers.On the BOLO Stuff, the Electro-Cannon was supposed to be less expensive than it normally would be due to its bulk, slow rate of fire, and requirement to be hooked to an actual BOLO to function, but not that under-priced. Modern Countermeasures is a set of upgraded Electronic Warfare devices and assorted ECCM (Actually a hell of a lot more 'C's than that, but it's kept short to save space), which I believe was fairly priced. The BOLO Suite covered the old countermeasures, along with the original outdated primary and secondary weapons and point-defense. It probably should have been twice as expensive (Actually, I should apply that as a general rule to the entire BOLO shopping list, make it a harder goal to fully arm a BOLO)/
>>35933432welp, I dont think we"ll be buying more BOLO combat suites in the future.Not until we get enough BOLOs to start a legion and are big enough for the Commonwealth to say it's not worth attacking us.
>>35933409You have 5,000 new recruits, almost all fully trained. Keep in mind very few are rear-echelon, due to the advent of limited AIs and advanced computers. Even your Frontier outpost came with the equipment to run a sizable force (Included in the power consumption of your Capitol).That was actually what it was based on, with the Colonial Marines being a direct descendant of the US Marines Corps, having survived the death of its home country and a dozen others since.Variety is the spice of life, with everything from randomly selection by lottery, elected Dictators with office terms, total majority-vote Democracy, varying flavors of Republic and any and all possible combinations of the above. some are working better than others, and traits the successful are being combined when inefficient methods are thrown out. Migration is very common, with individuals often leaving their current Domes for one that suits them better personally, often resulting in demographic swings. The Capitol is actually divided into four parts, being one of the odd "Micro-Federations" among the varying systems of government. Each Quarter tends to its own affairs and elects a Councillor, who meet and vote on the issues of the City at large, usually spending most of their time debating whether or not to further split the city so they don't get so many split votes, or instituting something like a popular vote or coin toss to decide the issue in these cases. As you would expect, these discussions always end in split votes.
>>35933502So what are the Colonial Marines like? Are they like the USMC colonial marines, but supersoldiers and with powered armor?And is this right?25k Army, 5k of which is stuck using their militia gearX many Fleet people<300 SpecOps composed of humans in PA & Kzin, armed with pulse laser rifles & screechers. Maybe LMGs too.4000 RangersIs that it?
>>35933555...Somewhat. They're heavily based on the Marines of the Empires Corps series: Becoming more and more of a separate civilization within human space as time goes on. By the time of this Quest, this process has long since completed, and the Marines have become a grim, fatalistic, isolated empire within an empire, having learned from the chaotic falls of the Terran Empire and Hegemony, and Federation before that, that no government can stand the test of time, and all that matters is human survival and the ideals of the Corps remaining uncorrupted, to ensure that survival. One of the greatest difficultirs Michael faced attempting to develop a bond between the Legions and the Colonial Marines was simply getting the Marines out of their shell enough to recognize the similarities between the organizations.Correct, although not all of your Spec Ops humans are in Powered Armor.
>>35933695How would have the quest turned out if we took mormons and neo-tokyo colonists? How much more difficult would the quest have been?Or other combinations
My apologies for not being in this thread today folks. I didn't have any warning until after I was asleep, and I'm going to a convention tomorrow. I hope we didn't fuck up too badly :|
>>35933743Sorry for the late reply, had to walk a dog.Somewhat. The early push for democracy at local levels wouldn't have happened, and they would have been far less cooperative, but birth rates would have skyrocketed. They would in general have been a massive pain in the ass to deal with, and given your Colony a reputation for being backwards as fuck. However, every choice came with advantages and disadvantages: The Kal 5 Colonists would have been uninspired, unimaginative, and conformist, but highly obedient and genetically cured of most diseases and defects... Aside from the small contingent of creative, free-thinking, highly intelligent New Athens "Preserve Humans" who would either have been a great asset or gone full Law Abiding Citizen on you, depending on how close your behavior was to Big Brothers. The Space FLDS would have come with advantages as strange and unique as the challenges associated with dealing with them.
>>35934008I imagine we would've had full blown race riots already if we had that specific combination.
>>35933695How'd the Marines manage to preserve their own empire?
>>35934039Probably not: After all, being thrown suddenly into an isolated area, far from government control, and sharing space with a population with a high number of illiterate young women with no alternatives readily available for work beyond manual labor is the wish most FLDS cult leaders make when they blow out their birthday candles.But don't worry, eventually you'll become very closely acquainted with these people.[spoiler/]>>35934303By being a fixture in the human race, iconic defenders of mankind that emerged from the fires of doomed civilizations time and time again to stand guard at the walls of its successor. Their "Empire" is more like a network of self-sufficient, insanely heavily fortified Military bases scattered across the Commonwealth, plus a handful of high-gravity Deathworlds with harsh weather patterns that their dependents and retired Marines call home.Their position is roughly equivalent to that of the 40K Adeptus Mechanicus, an empire within, interwoven with, and technically under the authority of another, but in reality separate at a very fundamental level.The BOLO Legions are actually somewhat analogous to the 40K Space Marine Chapters, actually: Fiercely independent Warrior Orders that pre-date the empire they serve and mostly act individually and autonomously to defeat and contain local threats to humanity.
>>35934675Whelp, I forgot how 2 spoiler again.
>>35934693How hard would it be to purchase additional ships for our navy?
>>35934675We should probably take a look at their manuals for continuity of government, eh?>>35935365I figure that for supply & demand at least, a 20C ship may actually end up being cheaper than a 20C BOLO
>>35933367>Each factory produces 10 Production, and every one million humans needs 15 to maintain starting technological level without major imports. This means that you have 5 Production left over at present time, and will have 85 once the new Fusion Reactors are online. Production can be spent on a per-turn basis to build Units (Military), construct relatively advanced machinery, or set to produce consumer goods and basic electronics for cheap off-world sale, netting you +1 Income per 10 Production, sort of like setting planetary manufacturing to "Trade Goods" in Master of Orion 2, but more flexible.You know, I am really tempted to set the entire 85 extra production to military production for a few turns. that +8.5C a turn is lovely, but is a battalion of tanks, submarines, etc
>>35935697Outside of some "niche" weapons we're sorely lacking like sniper rifles, medium machine guns and weapon accessories? Eh. We could upgrade our navy a bit but our military force is already very big compared to our population.After we get stuff for James & Smith, we should focus on butter instead of guns until our population grows significantly or the situation changes.
>>35934693select the text and hit ctrl+s
>>35932591ok wait, so we had 12C after reactor purchase, we spent 2C on getting engineers to expand the domes?that leaves the question of what to do with 85 production excess and 10CI say we use the full 10C to buy the stuff needed for our space navy. from the production we use 10 for consumer goods for another +1C next quarter and the other 75 set to produce military stuff.Next quarter we would have 14c +1c from trade goods. Just enough to buy the all the military stuff our ground troops are asking for and don't have. We could then reassign more production to trade goods so we have some cash on hand to go buy that BOLO
I was thinking how we have men, women, biodroids, AI, kzinti, Kzinettes, cthall, uplifts...and it occured to me then that actually since a large segment of the population are genetically engineered corp prostitutes from space-japan we probably have a bunch of futas too.no wonder they are up in arms about pronounsI am just wondering what percentage of them are "elves"
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35355517/#p35359229>One Way, 10 points: A small fleet of ancient Havelholme class freighters literally only operating by the grace of duct tape. Good for one last trip out into the dark, allowing you to bring double the Colonists. However, they will all be effectively useless after arrival, though you may be able to jury-rig them into habitats if you can get them ground-side in one piece.Ok so wait. half our colonists came in on havelholmes. The other half came in on modern and well kept colony ships that are still in orbit doing stuff?what are those ships doing right now? is it worth trading them in to a ship merchant for actual warships or freighters? since we aren't going to be shifting colonists any time soon?
>>35932795>"I PERFORMED SOME FLEXIBLE THINKING. I WASN'T ACTUALLY IN COMBAT, I WAS DRILLING A SERIES OF HIGHLY INEFFICIENT MINESHAFTS AND THEN DRIVING IN CIRCLES FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF MY OWNER. SUCH A SAD OF WASTE OF PRODUCTIVE WORK HOURS."I haven't been laughing this much for ages. Well done op.
>We want to buy another bolohey, aren't we the only bolo pilot available on the planet?
>>35936489>>35932795After reading that, I can't imaine Iron Scythes personality and voice to be anything except for BRIAN BLESSED.
>>35931361>The Infonet is up, has been upgraded in many cantons by resident Hackers, and is already filled to the brim with weird porn.What do you mean by upgraded?