The political situation continues to worsen. Talks have broken down within the Assembly and several nations have already recalled their representatives. The proxy war in the desert becomes an actual war as national armies mobilise to seize territory. The IF peacekeeping forces are powerless to halt the conflict as they cannot act without Assembly approval. For now the conflict is confined to the desert, away from population centres so the rest of the world is content to watch while the regional powers settle things the old fashioned way.For the mercenaries of the desert this means new dangers as well as new opportunities…
>>45135307Are newcomers welcome?
>>45135307((Welcome to the Mecha Mercs Skirmish Campaign.This is a tactical turn based collective game where each player takes on the role of a mech pilot. As the campaign progresses the players will accumulate a supply of resources which can be used to build up a persistent pool of mechs and equipment, but watch out! If your pilot dies you could lose it all and be forced to start again with an inferior mech.Answer the roll call to participate in the mission.New players check out the quick start rules in the pic. Existing players know the drill.QM twitter: https://twitter.com/CognisQMPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45051039/Player Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0ByBa8MyYxN52WXBaSGRiNHZlaG8))>cont
>>45135389Pilot Sparebits standing by, ready to walk and stop and trip over my own mecha feet.
>>45135389Cable Guy: “Alright guys last night the Droiqubaran Army made a massive push into the desert. They’re performing a blitzkrieg with mech units acting as the spear tip. Their aim is to occupy key resource rich regions and hold them long enough for the rest of their forces to secure them. Naturally the other nations aren’t taking this lying down, but they need time to organise an effective response. There are merc contracts all over the place for missions to halt the Droiqubaran advance. Most of them are meat grinder missions but I got us one that won’t require us to fight off wave after wave of crack mech units.It’s risky but if we pull it off we can make bank without slogging through a battle of attrition. SOP with advancing mech forces is to have alternating mobile server farms setup shop just behind the frontlines in a leap frog fashion as the front moves. The Droiqubarans aren’t bothering with that, instead they’ve pulled out all the stops and sent in assault servers to keep pace with their mechs. One of our intel sources told me one unit got a bit too eager and over extended themselves. The mechs got themselves locked in combat with another merc unit while their server farms lagged behind. See where I’m going with this?”>>45135336Yup. Pls read the Quick-Start rules and choose your starter mech.
>>45135389Whew, I finally found the place ! I see you guys have been busy while I was away. The Camel Corps, huh ? It has a nice ring to it.
>>45135496You'll never believe what happened to me. My vehicle got stuck in quicksand, and then this really nice guy sold me a camel.Anyway, pilot Kail, reporting. Does that mech smells like... Camel hair ?AlligatorRight Arm : Grenade LauncherLeft Arm : P-Spike
>>45135538[Komodo]HP: 16/16LA: Heavy Mech-PistolRA: Frag Cannon>>45135389Pilot Honeypot reporting in!Time to bring in loads of dakka!>>45135496Camel Corps?!I thought this was the Caramel Corps!The sweetest mercs for hire!
>>45135488((Lets get this breifing started... cue music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCrFeno7lk))Cable Guy:"We’re going to take out those server farms. Now I won’t lie; this is extremely risky. Elements of the main Droiqubaran force will be closing in. We will have a small window of time to hit the server farms before overwhelming re-enforcements show up. Add to the fact that assault servers are built like brick shit houses. The particular models we’re dealing with have heavy armour plating on the front and sides. The only weak point is a large radiator block on the rear end of the vehicle, so either bite them in the ass or use something powerful enough to defeat the armour. The assault servers are also equipped with a single AA turret, but it’s strictly for shooting down missiles and engaging enemy flyers… just be careful about performing jump moves and using flying drones around them.The servers have a small escort consisting of light tanks and type-B AFVS. The AFVs have an auxiliary missile pack in addition to their main cannon so don’t let them get a lock on you. The light tanks mount a large bore cannon that fires a canister shot similar to the Komodo’s frag cannon. They will shred you at close range. They also have a thick frontal armour, not as much as an MBT, but enough to make plinking away at their front inefficient.As for terrain the only cover out in the desert will be large sand dunes. At their highest they will block line of sight, at intermediate heights they should provide a bit of concealment. One last thing: Due to the nature of the mission we will not be able salvage your mech if it gets wrecked during the mission. If you have to bail out make sure you leave the mission area before the Droiqubarans arrive or things will get… complicated. That’s the briefing, if you have any questions speak up, we sortie within the hour."((Right I'm going to attend to a few errands, be back in 30-45mins.))
Pilot Sparebits in a Crocodile standing ready for variable range tactical support and combat hacking!Crocodile-[CRC]HP 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, Hv. Mech PistolLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: Ecm, Sensor, Hv. Mech Pistol.Armor: Ablative
>>45135569>>45135578>>45135690((Kail, Honeypot and Sparebits approved, could you also tell me whether you prefer the north or south deployment zone otherwise I will just put you where ever.
"This is Het read for deployment to whichever zone has the fewest people deployed too it. Ready when you guys are."Pilot: Hetros JistinPilot Skills: -Credits: 0---Chassis: Crocodile>HP 18/18>Def 10>ECM 8>Sensor 10>Move 4---Armor: Ablative Armor [+4 HP]Right Arm (2/2): Laser Rifle [Rng6,RoF3,Dmg2,Crit2,Pen19 / Laser, Double Damage]Left Arm (2/2): Auto Rifle [Rng6,Rof3,Dmg2,Crit1,Pen20 / Ballistic]Legs (1/1): Jump Jets [Enables Jump Actions]Torso (1/3): Recon Drone Controller---Recon Drone H1>HP 4>Def 14>ECM 10>Sensor 10>Move 5---High TechJump JetsMech Pistol [Rng4,RoF3,Dmg1,Crit1,Pen20 / Ballistic, Link]Cloak [Rating 14]
>>45135652>>45135732South is preferred, sir!Komodo [KM]HP: 16/16DR: 8ED: 6SR: 6MV: 4--RA: Frag Cannon [FG]LA: Heavy Mech-Pistol
>>45135760"If you think this'll be easy you've lost your mind. Don't borrow trouble. We'll have a hard enough time killing those things with that much armor. Just get ready to break cover. Everybody pick and choose your targets carefully alright? Try to focus fire on things. Strip away the escorts and then fuck up the armored servers. If those things are here, that means there's mechs some place close by."
>>45135652>>45135732Sounds good, boss. Actually, it even sounds too easy. Eh, it's probably just me.Kail, standing by for deployment. I'd like to be deployed in the southern zone.[Alligator]HP : 12DR : 10ED : 6SR : 8Mv : 4Right Arm : Grenade LauncherLeft Arm : P-Spike
>>45135837Look, just try to get in behind the fuckers. Mortars need to hammer them from afar, aim for the backs. Move in, blow the shit out of them, move on. Have one member run interference.Anyway, I'll deploy to the north zone with, I assume, Sparebits.
>>45135938You can count on me, Het.
>>45135938By run interference do you mean loads of dakka up front?
>>45135938I'm with you boss - Sparebits deploying on North Side. I'm not sure I've got anything that can dent their armor though. I guess the Laser can count, or perhaps the Spike - and I'll keep those missiles of you and the rest of you lot. Let's see if I can outhack a fully automatic server farm! The answer is yes; yes I can. >sips more coffeeGood to meet you two, Honeypot - Kail. Welcome to the Camel Corp-- I mean; the... SAND SOLDIERS? I'm so sorry. That Camel Corp thing was on me. You seem nicer than Labyrinth. W-who is nice! If he can hear me! I like him very much! He is a good person who should not beat me up again!Crocodile-[CRC]HP 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, Hv. Mech PistolLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: Ecm, Sensor, Hv. Mech Pistol.Armor: Ablative
>>45136125No I mean blow the shit out of the escorts while the other one slips behind.
>>45136125Whaddaya think, Honeypot ? I take the escorts, you blow up the server farm ? It sounds like a plan.>>45136160You mean you guys aren't the Camel Corps ? I've been lied to !
>>45136160What happened to your mortar?
>>45136160Nice to meet you too Sparebits.As I said before, Caramel Corps sounds way better!We could have these sweet slogans.Before a job we could say things like "Do you want your target crispy or caramelized?"Or "We've got a sweet-tooth for trouble!">>45136228Sure thing, Kail, I'll dash through the brunt of the forces while you give me support.
>>45136231I sold it to buy this /sweet/, /sweet/ Crocodile. And this sweeter semi automatic BlackBox decoder that can auto-backdoor most common military systems and also helps make my coffee!No Mortar Sparebits today, m'matey. Sorry.Maybe we can retrofit 2 of these pistols for a single Hunter Killer missle, if Command allows it. That'll gave us some punch.
>>45135389I'm back, baby
((Hetros approved. All right all approved pilots prepare to start the mission.))Cable Guy:"Cloud threads secure, initialising tactical display."Sparebits: 1Hetros & his drone: 2, 2aKail: 3Honey Pot: 4Cable Guy: "Just a note on hacking non-mech units, since they're not using supplemental cloud threads you can't hack their motive systems or high tech equipment. FCS and sensors are still fair game though. I've got the targets on the scope, all units engage at will."((Declare your actions people!))
>>45136545((Welcome back. If you wish to play get yourself set up with a starter mech and I'll deploy in the next turn.))
>>45136553"Well... you deployed us to the wrong areas, but it won't matter. Sparebits, run interference while I get in close, I'll make some attacks of opportunity, but you need to make the initial assault and draw fire."Hetros>Run 1SE1NE1SE5NEDrone A>Cloak>Move 5NE
>>45136587Yeah I went with the GatorCarbine RifleGrenade launcherPut me North
>>45136641"Fuck with their FCS if you can. Especially the light tanks."
>>45136553Let's go.>climb up the dune, 4SEDamn. That tank is just out of sensor range.>run 4S
Rolled 2, 13 = 15 (2d20)I can do that! Let me hit the switch on this SHINY NEW BLACKBOX!>Lock On to tank A>HACK tank B to Sensors.Crocodile-[CRC]HP 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, Hv. Mech PistolLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: Ecm, Sensor, Hv. Mech Pistol.Armor: Ablative
>>45136553>Move 1SE, 3NE>Run 4SE
>>45136641>>45136686>>45136786>>45136817Actions received, processing...((Ah shit. Ever since I started running the Mecha Mercs series I've been mixing up directions. I honestly don't know what's wrong with me.))
>>45136868It the curse of skirmish games.
>>45136868>>The Skirmishers Curse! It has afflicted you toooo! Soon, left to right will become unwound to you! Up and down, meaningless! The avoid of directions, vast and unfolding!
>>45136868I know that feeling all too well.
Sparebits: [lock failed, hack succeeded!]((Standby for enemy phase. Also for what it's worth. Cloaking is a free action, I let the drone attempt to lock on as compensation... it failed))
>>45136641Woah, Jistin - why am I the dummy? I don't want to draw their damned fire! Argh!
>>45137018Cable Guy: "North group is adopting a close formation. South group's escorts are engaging while the server farm runs."((Declare actions. you have until the end of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDvQIqEkuI&list=PLpTiDdAF70fJoLo1VLil5W7YcETW45Zou&index=26))
Rolled 5, 14 = 19 (2d20)>>45137259Close formation ? I have just what they need for that !>try to get a lock on the tank>shoot the grenade launcher between the AFV and the tank[Alligator]HP : 8DR : 10ED : 6SR : 8Mv : 4Right Arm : Grenade LauncherLeft Arm : P-Spike
>>45136666((Uh Gasolina you can't have both a Carbine rifle and grenade launcher. It's one from the first group then one from the second. I'm assuming from your trip you meant a carbine rifle and Heavy Mech Pistol.))
>>45137311Yeah, that's it, wasn't paying enough attention. But it's as the Trip says.
Rolled 11, 14 = 25 (2d20)>>45137259>Move 4SE, face S>Attack using the Frag Cannon on the back of the server.Rolling in!Take care Kail! I'll snag that server for you![Komodo]HP: 16/16DR: 8ED: 6SR: 6MV: 4--RA: Frag CannonLA: Heavy Mech-Pistol
Rolled 7, 6, 14, 1 = 28 (4d20)>>45137259Let me clear that light vehicle, Jistin.>Lock On light hacked vehicle O>Laser Rifle Burst Light Hacked Vehicle O>>3 shots, laser, 2 damage a shot, pen 19, crit 2
>>45137310>>45137378>>45137469Actions Received... Processing
>>45137472Dammit! This ECM black-box is entirely less fantastic than I imagined! Jisin, man! Run! Hit those servos and scramble some sand!
Rolled 13, 19, 5, 3, 3, 18 = 61 (6d20)>>45137259sorry, one second>Open fire with both weapons on the light tank,
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>45137594drone locks onto light tank for me.
>>45137327((Gasolina. I forgot to add you in, so you can declare actions now and I'll resolve them in the enemy phase.))Cable Guy:"Reinforcements have arrived. Pilot Gasolina I'm assigning you your cloud thread, standby..."Gasolina: 5Hetros: [Autonomous drone behavior initiated]Cable Guy:"Pilots, be advised I have a squadron of enemy attack choppers on the early warning radar."((Standby for enemy phase...))
>>45137632Direct hits!We've got this, Kail!
>>45137632Got that Mr. Kerry Sir! We'll get this entire attacked fixed up no problem.Honeypot and Kail, how are we doing on the North-Side? My sensor just picked up Gasolina rolling in! Welcome to the Dustbowl. Hetros and I'll get the tanks down here, and you guys bust the two servers which we're sending your way!
>>45137632>Move 4 S>Attack Light tank with CarbineDon't worry boys, I'll be operating today
>>45137702We've got them cornered, Sparebits.We should be able to assist soon.Watch out for any choppers.
>>45137689We make a good team ! Let's try to mop them up before the choppers arrive !
>>45137632Cable Guy:"Now they're really starting to make a run for it. Do not let the assault servers escape!"((Declare actions, have until this song finishes playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RHLGrKVuVI&list=PLEC8EDCA78C3EBBA4&index=2))
Fuck, Wendigo, binge watching Attack of the Killer Pumpkin I-IV was a terrible idea, slept through the briefing.I'm locked and loaded, requesting deployment orders, CG.>Cobra>Hp 14>Def 12>ECM 8>Sensor 14>Move 4>RA: Anti-mech Rifle>LA: Demo Charge (x2)>Leg: N/A>Torso: Sensor Pod>Pilot: 13 cred
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>45137976This isn't good, he got me good. Gasolina, Honeypot, finish off the AVF, I'll pursue the servers.>move 2SE 1S>P-Spike the rear of the server
Rolled 13, 8, 9, 8 = 38 (4d20)Argh - Hetros! Waste that tank! Kail, Honeypot and Gasolina - I'm slowing the second Server for you, waste the first one then get behind the other!>Hack Server Rack Z; to halve movement and slow it down>Open fire with laser on Small Light Vehicle O (again)Crocodile-[CRC]HP 14 / 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, Hv. Mech PistolLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: Ecm, Sensor, Hv. Mech Pistol.Armor: Ablative
Rolled 8, 8 = 16 (2d20)>>45137976>Attack the rear of the smallest tank using the Frag Cannon>Move 4SWRoger, Kail!Moving in to back you up!
>>45138029Cable Guy: "FFS Wendigo, get your shiney metal ass on the transport truck now! And make sure you tell the driver which deployment zone you're going for!"((Will deploy Wendigo for the next player phase after this one. Also someone might want to bot Hetros if it looks like he won't post in time.))
Rolled 7, 19, 2, 5, 9, 2 = 44 (6d20)>>45137976>Open fire with both weapons on the light tank,
Rolled 6, 4 = 10 (2d20)>Move 4 S>Attack closest Server with Carbine
>>45138098Eh, South sounds lucky today.
>>45138208Wait Gasolina, could you mop up the AFV, please ? I risk being totalled here.
>>45138049>>45138092>>45138094>>45138182>>45138208Actions received Processing...
>>45138182I have to withdraw guys. I'm done.>Retreat.
>>45138326Godspeed Hetros, we'll see this mission through for you !
>>45138326Game jam just went badly and I'm too tired to fucking care anymore. So I can't keep playing, I barely have the energy to drive to the hotel room.
>>45138384Be safe man, okay? And thanks for stopping by.
>>45137976Sparebits:[Unable to hack target mobility systems, no cloud thread detected.]((Standby for enemy phase))
>>45138653Cable Guy: "Hetros and Kail are down! Sending in the camels... no I have no idea how they just pop up when they're need, ask Hassan."Wendigo: 7Cable Guy:"Choppers have arrived, look alive people!"((Declare actions, you have until this song plays three times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pE_hDhffQE&index=8&list=PLpTiDdAF70fJoLo1VLil5W7YcETW45Zou ))
>>45138653I am a moron. No motive system means I can't hack their motive systems.>Hit self.
Rolled 4, 20, 9, 20 = 53 (4d20)>>45139003>Full dakka>Attack the light tank with the Frag Cannon>Attack the light tank with the Heavy Mech-PistolSomeone run that server down![Komodo]HP: 16/16DR: 8ED: 6SR: 6MV: 4--RA: Frag CannonLA: Heavy Mech-Pistol
>>45139003Don't worry about me, just catch up with the server ! I still have quite a lot of time before the enemy reinforcements arrive.
Rolled 3, 2 = 5 (2d20)>Move 4 SW>Attack Server with CarbineAh fuck, boys, hold on tight, I'm going after the last Server
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>45139003>Attack Enemy unit a (it looks to be at 10 exactly, of I messed my count, attack b) with AMR>Move 4 NWSpare, hope you can handle these two shits, going after the primary target. Have a parting consideration, from me to him.
>>45139192Don't worry Wendigo, I'll provide support.I'll try to take out those choppers and get everyone out alive.Caramel Mercs are in need of a sweet victory!
>>45139192Fuckin dammit, I knew I shouldn't have de-camelled my optics.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>45139003Bloody hell! This entire mission has gone pear-shaped, and I feel like it's almost half my fault by way of not having a giant mortar!I'll flip these smalls and clip some choppers, you get up on this sand-bank and snipe that Server in the radiator!>move N N, NE, NE>CHARGE Light vehicle 0, with ES spike>>6 dmg + esCrocodile-[CRC]HP 10 / 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, Hv. Mech PistolLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: Ecm, Sensor, Hv. Mech Pistol.Armor: Ablative
>>45139254>>45139192>>45139160Where did you guys learn to shoot?!Pull it together we can do this!
>>45139315I swear, this has never happened before
>>45139053>>45139160>>45139192>>45139254Actions received, processing...
>>45139315My clothes are full of sand, and it itches ! And my camel is looking at me funny !
>>45139352It's okay, it happens to lots of guys.
Grumble grumble fgrumble Caramel camel corps grumble grumble! Hate! HATE! Grumble grumble! Camel hair optics re-calibration! Grumble grumble!Need to bloody grumble HASSAN with a bloody great GRUMBLE and the damn blasted! Argh! This is a hell of an op! Do we leg it, guys? Do we bail out? Can anyone catch that damn last server rack? Grumble!>Command; how does Hacking work against Choppers? Same as non-mech units?
Cable Guy "Pilot Hetros has safely left the mission area. Come on people! If that server exits the mission area it'll be too close to the enemy frontline for us to attack."Standby for enemy phase...
>>45139432Cable Guy "Last chance guys, make it count!"((Declare Actions you have until this song plays once: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEGChKBOWjw))
Rolled 11, 4 = 15 (2d20)>>45139644>Move 4S, face E>Attack chopper F with Frag CannonYou're gonna have to go through me first suckers!
Rolled 12, 16 = 28 (2d20)>>45139420FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. I ain't gonna catch the Server>Move 4 SE>Attack Chopper f with Carbine
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>45139644It's on you, Gas, I can't get a clear shot. Providing cover fire, drop that fuckin thing.> Reload> Attack Choppa g with AMR (flying, so the dune shouldn't be a problem)
Rolled 15, 16, 6, 16 = 53 (4d20)>>45139644Graaagh!I'm thinking you can survive a single rocket Gasolina. Hope you can chase that sewer down, do something of some kind somehow.I think this mission is a bloody bust! Dammit! I should have blooded intercepted them before they got a clean run get away. Two mechs and not one damn thing to show for it! Droiqs are going to be laughing all the way back to base!>ES Spike Light Vehicle >> 6 dmg, 17 pen, 1 crit, EMP>Laser Rifle Tank A>>3 shots, 2 dmg laser, 19 pen, 2 critCrocodile-[CRC]HP 8 / 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, Hv. Mech PistolLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: Ecm, Sensor, Hv. Mech Pistol.Armor: Ablative
>>45139847What are you talking about?Kail and I took out that one server didn't we?I say it's a half a success.
>>45139782I can't catch it. My guns won't reach even if I haul ass after the fuckin' thing. Gotta cut our losses and try not to lose anymore
>>45139847Relax, we still downed one server out of two, this isn't a total bust. The worst thing is actually losing Hetros' Croc, because we might not be able to salvage it.
>>45139644Cable Guy: "Pilot Kail has safely exited the mission area. Looks like there's nothing left to do but cover our retreat."((Standby for enemy phase...))
>>45140073Cable Guy "The assault server has escaped... remaining enemy forces are either retreating or moving to cover the server, we better get out of here ourselves guys. The main Droiqubaran army is almost upon us."Mission is over.((Standby for post mission rewards...))
Should have attacked strong from one side. Spent too much time dealing the the AFVs.Or the same plan, except someone rushes with Demo charges.Next time, eh.
>>45139940At least no one's dead, so there's that joyous bit of good news. Hurray for Hassan and his Camels. Their targetting might fritz because of our Camel Curse, but damn, they get the troops out alive.I suggest we split into the deeper desert and meet back up. >Wave farewell to tank A>Stamp mech feet in annoyanceSolid effort all around team. 50 % of our mission objectives is still 50 % of our mission objectives, as Kail said. I guess the heroes of the hour is Honeypot and Kail (and Gasolina).
We all made it out alive and that's what counts.Good job team, let's blow this popsicle stand.
===Post Mission Rewards===Sparebits:Mobilisation fee: +5 CredPrimary Objective x1: +10 CredRepair and re-arming costs: -2 CredTotal payout: +13 CredHetros:Mobilisation fee: +5 CredPrimary Objective x1: +10 CredDrone Rebate: +3 CredMech Wrecked... recovery not possible.Total Payout: +18 CredKail:Mobilisation fee: +5 CredPrimary Objective x1: +10 CredMech Wrecked... recovery not possibleTotal payout: +15 CredGasolina:Mobilisation fee: +5 CredPrimary Objective x1: +10 CredRearming and Repairs: -1 CredTotal Payout: +14 CredHoneypot:Mobilisation fee: +5 CredPrimary Objective x1: +10 CredRearming and Repairs: -1 CredTotal Payout: +14 CredWendigo:Mobilisation fee: +5 CredPrimary Objective x1: +10 CredRearming and Repairs: -1 CredTotal Payout: +14 Cred((Standby for Hanger segment.))
>>45140387That's really /sweet/ of you to say, given that this was sort of a /sticky/ situation where we all really got bugged down - moving through molasses as it were - and I really didn't feel like our shots cracked the candy shell around our targets because their soft, nuggaty centers were surrounded by so much metal wrapping.>twitch>twich
(Sorry, guys, I underestimated the server's Move. If I hadn't shot at Sparebits' enemies I could have gotten a shot in at it. Eh, probably would have missed anyway. Sour grapes. Also, why do I keep criting on mooks that die in one AMR shot anyway?)
>>45140474Wow, Sparebits, you must really dig this whole Caramel Corps thing.A sweet, sweet victory for us!Hoorah!
>>45140542It's been my only dream ever since becoming an actual Licensed mech pilot. To operate within the fantastic boundaries of a team of souls I can rely on, to do exciting and interesting missions in small titans of the battlefield against a variety of missions! For this I'll even damn well accept the sand.And the camels.And the caramels if it comes to that. What can I say? I guess I've got a sweet tooth for destruction.>Thanks for running as always Command! this was fun!
>>45140471Cable Guy: "Well... our client wasn't happy with the results, but I negotiated the contract so we get paid per target so it wasn't a total loss. The battle are only gonna get harder from here so I've been making some arrangements...">new player action: ExtractionDeclare extraction in the Player phase and your mech will be immediately removed from the battlefield. You will be fully repaired for free but you forfeit any mission rewards.>New meta game ability: LoansIf your pilot does not have an active mech (a chassis + at least 1 weapon) they are eligible to take out a loan to create a new one. Any Cred earned after the fact will go towards paying off the loan. Do not abuse this. If a pilot accumulates a debt of 100 Cred then they will be viewed as a financial liability and fired.((It should be noted that while pilots cannot freely give each other Cred they CAN buy things for each other.))
>>45140738Cable Guy:"I've also taken the liberty of hiring a pilot instructor. She was a legend back before she retired, went by many names but the best known one was 'The Chief'."The Chief: "I've been reviewing the details of your last Op, frankly your performance out there was sloppy. You should all come to me for some additional training. Mechanized warfare is not just about the machines, the pilot needs to know how to push them to their limits. Tuning your servos to move faster than the factory specs, how to stagger the enemy by targeting their cameras and actuators, responding to attacks with such ferocity that the enemy will think twice about shooting first; I can teach you all these things... for a price."((You may now select pilot classes and skills, doing so costs cred but you will retain your pilot abilities even after mech destruction, so consider it a long term investment...))
>>45140927Wow, Chief, you seem like you've been around the block a few times? How long are your courses?(How many classes can we have, and how many can be bought at one time? And do they need to be purchased in order, or can we pick willy-nilly?)
>>45140927I wasn't that sloppy out there, but you have a point.30 creds for run and gun fun?I need to save up for some passionate classes.
14 Creds, huh. I think I'll save my cash money for now
>>45140927Cable Guy: "One last thing. After you got back I managed to score a big contract with the Tiberian government. Apparently the nation of Anuncia is planning to launch an experimental land carrier to increase their strategic reach within the desert. Naturally the Tiberians would prefer this didn't happen...With the outbreak of the war, the Anuncian land carrier: Sakala had to be launched ahead of schedule. As such it entered the desert with a skeleton crew and no vehicle complement. It is scheduled to stop at a forward operating base for it's final refit before heading into the deep desert. The guys in the intel office have identified three possible points at which we can strike at it, but I want your input before we plan the final op."((Vote on next mission.))>Intercept the carrier just outside the Anuncian border.The Sakala will be poorly defended but reinforcements are close by. Low enemy presence, tight mission time frame, mech recovery not possible.>Attack the Sakala at the FOB.Medium enemy presence, threat level escalates the longer the mission goes on for. Mech recovery is only possible if certain mission conditions are met. More objectives with potential for bigger payout if all of them are met.>Intercept the Sakala in the deep desert.No enemy reinforcements, but you will fight the Sakala with it's full complement of weapons and attack craft. Very high threat level, high payout too, but it's all or nothing. Mech recovery is possible.>>45141028You may only pick one class at a time. 10 Cred buy's you the initial class ability, 20 Cred for Veteran level and 30 for elite level. You must buy these in order. At Veteran and Elite level you can only pick one skill to have (X-COm style). No plans to allow you to re-spec at this moment but I'll think about it.))
>>45141401If nothing else, get some ablative plating on your rig. It will save your life one day.
>>45141498What do you think team ? Do we try to go for the big payout ? I'm tempted to.>intercept the Sakala in the deep desert
>>45141498Interesting, Mr. Kerry. Thank you. I don't know quite know what to think abou this - I don't want to attack a forward operating base, but I don't want another mission near reinforcements ready to swoop in. I think B, then - we see if anyone else want us to make a hit on the FOB while we're in the area, we give a good account of ourselves and it's just on the right side of the suicide / heroism curve.
>>45141498((Alright. I've posted all the relevant pics for you to spend your Cred. I'll probably be heading of soon, but I'll check back later and make a note of who bought what as well as the vote on the next mission. All relevant info is available in the google drive link in top post. As always check the twitter for the time of the next mission which will probably be next weekend. Thank you all for playing. Please don't hesitate to give me feedback on the game.))
>>45141608Thanks for running Command, that was fun. And seeya next week
>>45141608>>My feedback is that you're a wonderful person and this is a fun game. As far as feedback goes I do not think it is very useful for you. You added small letters to the enemy, making them easier to target and less of a hassle. Yay! Maybe a navigation chart somewhere on the map? Ie, hexes marked "N, S, E..." so people can see what directions correspond to what hex. It makes writing things easier; although it's not a requirement at all!
Might get Hunter Killer missiles and blast that sucka.If I get the HK, does that mean if I fire it in a mission, I have to pay 3 Creds to re-arm it?
>>45141756No, reloads for limited ammo weapons are covered under the repair and rearming costs. Which is 10% of a mech's total price rounded down.Destroyed drones on the other hand must be bought again at full price -1 Cred (The 1 cred represents the drone controller).
>>45141498>>45141608Looks like I'll have to take a loan to make this work. So :>Crocodile (12 credits)>Laser Rifle (4 credits)>Sensor Pod (2 credits)>2×Hunter-Killer missiles (6 credits)>Ablative armor (2 credits)I had 15 credits, so I owe 11 credits now. Worth it.
>>45141498>You may only pick one class at a time.Meaning we can start a second (or third, or fifth) after we have completed the tree? Where should we indicate class selections? In our name, or with mech-stats in the main body of posts?>>45141608Spare started a mech-wreck fund last mission, could you include that somewhere in our resources? I'd like to add to it as well.Mission vote discussion: I like the idea of doing and ambush in the deep desert, but I can see that mission turning bad on us very quickly. I don't think we're fast enough for the border intercept, but we might be able to pull it off, especially with gratuitous application of explosives. The FOB sound like a decent place to jack some resources from as well as doing the mission, but we don't really have the numbers for an assault on a fortified position. Thoughts?
>>45141922I like the look of the first one. If we're on the ball and all come in at once, we dunk the escorts and wreck the carrier with demo charges.
>Acquire Hunter-Killer Missile Pod>Acquire EMP Missile Pod>6 credit cost total - 8 credits remain (7 + 1 from last mission which is ear-marked for the mech-wreck-check fund)>install>Get out marker pen and write "Prop. of Honeypot" on the crate with 2 Heavy Mech PistolsCrocodile-[CRC]HP 18 / 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: LZ RifleLeft Arm: EM-Spike, H-K MissileLegs: Jet ModuleTorso: ECM, Sensor, EMP MissileArmor: Ablative--2x Heavy Mech Pistol (Given to Honeypot)
>>45140927>Graciously accept x2 Heavy Mech-Pistols from SparebitsFREE!>Train as an [A]ssault -10 Credits>Buy Ablative Armour-2 Credits======================Total Cost: -12 CreditsRemainder: 2 Credits>Install newly acquired gear[Assault][Komodo]Ablative ArmourHP: 20/20DR: 8ED: 6SR: 6MV: 4--RA: Frag CannonLA: x2 Heavy Mech-PistolTorso: Heavy Mech-PistolFeedback:10/10 Mech Merc Simulator.Tons of dakka.Would be cool to be able to overexert your Mech for a temp bonus at the cost of penalties later.That way we could have tried a mad dash to take out the fleeing server.Thanks for running this!I enjoyed the music and the mission briefing style.Could try using shorter terms like "Bad Stuff ETA: 5 turns"
>>45141922Bad choice of words on my part. You may only ever claim the benefits of one pilot tree. Later once I hammer out rules for respecing you may be able to switch classes, but you may never have multiple classes.Class selections are indicated in your trips as a code following your name, details are in the construction rules in the advanced ruleset. I actually phased out the requirement for weapon codes since everybody posts their full loadouts anyway, yet everybody keeps using them, which I don't mind.>>45142012Mech Wreck fund now has 8 Cred in it.
Fuck it. We'll blast that sucka with Hunter Killer missilesAlligator-[ALL]Ablative ArmourHp: 16/16Torso: HK, HKLA: HMPRA: CRLegs: yesWallet: 14Balance: 8Wallet: 6Remaining Balance: 0
>>45141498I vote we intercept the Sakala in the deep desert.Gotta get that sweet high payout.
>>4514160827cred.-10 [C]ommando Training-2 ablative plating Re:Kail-2 caramel camel mech-wreck fund13 cred.Cobra>Hp 14>Def 12>ECM 8>Sensor 14>Move 5 (4+jailbreak)>RA: Anti-mech Rifle>LA: Demo Charge (x2)>Leg: N/A>Torso: Sensor Pod>Pilot: 13 cred, [C]ommando Class>>45141890Consider your debt at 9, I will try to always pay to keep someone alive if they can't afford it themself.>>45142189I like the weapon codes, it's good for quick referencing who's got what.
>>45142012>>45142189I'm sorry Command, but it does not. I'll consider my donations of hard material instead.-->Reads back over the mission logs.>Runs diagonistics on sensor unit>runs a few more diagnostics>Considers CROC-Mech.Hm.>Uninstall LZ rifle>Uinstall EM-Spike3x arm slot.Hmmmmmm.>Get Pen Marker. Earmark LZ rifle for "Hetros" if he wants to claim it.>Sell ES-Spike for some camels, trade camels for CRED.Hm.... round down, 1 cred.9 credits. 3 slots.This. Is. The. Worst. Idea. YO HASSAN. HOW MANY MISSILES YA GOT? HUH? OKAY? YEAH! I'll TAKE THE LOT.>Acquire 2x Hunter-Killer Missile, acquire 1x EMP-Missile.Ain't nothing and no server rack ever escaping me /again/.Crocodile-[CRC]HP 18 / 18 HpDef 10ECM 12, ECM ModuleSensor 14 (!)Move 4--Right Arm: HK Pod (1), HK Pod (1).Left Arm: EMP-Pod (2), HK Pod (1)Legs: Jet ModuleTorso: ECM, Sensor, EMP Pod (2)Armor: Ablative
>>45142330You truly are a rocket man.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GAKOLOnfV4
>>45142294Thank you Wendigo, you are a beautiful person, and I love you. I only owe 9 credits now.
>>45142189Wait, where does the class code go exactly?Could you give us an example?
>>45142457This is mine from the Beta, so it goes at the end. The G-Su-Al
>>45142504Actually, this way it should be.
>>45142504Oh I get it now, thanks.
>>45142457(Answering because I was just looking at it)Int the guide the example is [SUM-G-Su-Al] DeckardSum is his mech, followed by[G]unner[Su]ppression[Al]pha Strike.The weapon codes are a holdover by the beta veterans, and not actually a thing anymore.
>>45142548Huh...well...the weapon codes are useful.Guess I'll add a / to it to separate the codes like you do.
>>45142330[ Calculated Total Mech Worth: 34 Credits; re-arming cost which is 3.4 ]--Hm. Yeah. now I have enough spare bits to feel comfortable and enough range to provide you lot with ECM and Artillery coverage. I also have enough on-board munitions that I'll violently detonate should anything happen to me.I like the weapon codes, it makes us sound like we have fancy and cool code-names.--Vote tally so far stands at:A IB IC I IHetros hasn't voted and I did not tally for Wendigo. I agree with their assessment might not be fast enough for a border. I guess a deep desert intercept does sound nice, and if all felse fails at least we can get our mechs back - and our camels are made forr the place. So far it looks like the deep Desert.I do want to add that an entire land cruiser with a full compliment of weaponry and fully stocked is likely to have us severely out-gunned on the "Heavy weapons front" and my vote remains for the FOB. But hey, where-ever ye dusty pirates roam I'll follow.
>>45142735I'll go for the FOB, because I sure as shit don't want to deal with a fully armed cruiser
Huh.The Reptiles were pretty handy ground-combat troops, weren't they? What if we offered them a deal? The Tiberians want us to get the Cruiser out of Anuncian hands, right? So what if we offer our Reptile buddy Monitor a gig? We hit the FOB, we disable the weaponry and the defenses and then they roll up in some of their APCs and hijack the cruiser. Skeleton crew means their mechanized infantry should be able to clear the thing deck by deck. And if we're offering to do some of the heavy lifting, maybe they'll send in a few tanks or something to help.It's a land cruiser! That's a hell of a thing to maybe be able to own. We're mechies, we don't really need it - and it'd be a shame if such a thing where to be blown up entirely. Plus, I bet its easier to disable it from the inside with infantry than to blast it all apart.
>>45141608Hmm...>Buy P-Spike>Uninstall Heavy Mech-Pistol from LA>Install P-Spike onto LA[Assault]Tactical Advance--[Komodo]Ablative ArmourHP: 20/20DR: 8ED: 6SR: 6MV: 4--RA: Frag CannonLA: Heavy Mech-Pistol, P-SpikeTorso: Heavy Mech-Pistol--Credits: 1Mech Worth: 18Repair Cost: 1.8--Heavy Mech-Pistol
>>45142947You know what ? I really like this idea.
>>45143098Then we would have to defend it until it gets to friendly territory. I dunno what they're going to send if they find out their carrier was captured.
>>45142947I'm in on this plan too.We steal the land cruiser at the FOB.
When are threads held?
I missed a thread, damn
>>45140738"And that's the last time I run anything that needs me to get in close, for a loooong time. I'm done with'em. I'll stick to long arms and artillery from now on. Every time I move in close I get pasted.">18 Credits total>Buy a cobra (10)>Buy and mount the Mortar (6)>Buy and mount the AR (4)>Buy mount the Ablative Armor (2)Pilot: Hetros JistinPilot Skills: -Credits: 2===Chassis: Cobra>HP 16/16>Def 12>ECM 8>Sensor 10>Move 4---Armor: Ablative Armor [+4 HP]Right Arm (2/2): Mortar [Rng10,Rof1,Dmg8,Crit4,Pen18 / Balistic,AoE2, Reload]Left Arm (2/2): Auto Rifle [Rng6,Rof3,Dmg2,Crit1,Pen20 / Ballistic]Legs (0/0): -Torso (0/1): -
>>45143136Ah, but that's the smart bit I think? If the Reptiles are the one guarding it, it's not like we need to defend it afterwards - that's on them. Although I'm sure they could hire us for a small fee...But I don't know, it all depends on what we feel like.
Darn it, I just discovered I would have the most dakka if I had went with:x2 Mech Pistols (6 shots: 1 action)x1 Auto Rifle (3 Shots: 1 action)x1 P-SpikeI could go full dakka with 9 shots against one poor soul.I guess if I get scrapped or make it out alive I'll see the switch to fruition;
>>45154107Actually the most dakka would be:x2 Heavy Mech-Pistolsx2 Mech-PistolsFor a beautiful 10 shots for 2 actions.>Assuming all shots hit: 14 damage>Assuming all shots crit: 24 damageWith the Assaults skill Point Blank it would be:>Assuming all shots hit: 24 damage>Assuming all shots crit: 54 damageAlthough the current set up I have is better since I don't have Point Blank...yet.
Command, I have question about the Laser Rifle.So, if I understand correctly, the damage of the next shot in the same turn gets doubled if a shot lands, right ?So if the three shots in the salvo land, it will deal 2+2×2+2×2×2=14 damage, is that correct ?
>>45154763It's damage to the power of the number of hits.In the case of the laser rifle:>2>2x2=4>2x2x2=8The rationale is that laser weapons don't fire bursts but rather a continuous beam for a set time, the longer you keep the beam on target the more damage you deal.This means that laser attacks are always resolved as a single "shot" for the purposes of damage reduction and crits. BTW to crit with a laser all "shots" must hit, but only one need exceed the crit threshold.-------------------So far I'm seeing that four people are in favour of the FOB mission while two have not decided. Unless this changes before the thread is archived the next mission will be an assault on the FOB.
>>45156847What happens when the laser gets modified by Point Blank?3x2x2?Do crits get multiplied as well?
>>45157044Sorry Honey it's: (2x2x2)+1You don't seem like laser person anyway. Crits don't add to regular damage. I explained this to Wendigo and have since posted this in the Errata file on the google drive.>Every unit has a second pool of HP representing internal damage. You start taking internal damage when you lose all your normal HP, but also when a critical hit is scored. For most mook enemies this means instant destruction, but mechs have 5 internal hit points per body part. As these take damage any equipment mounted on them gets destroyed. If your torso takes 5 internal damage then the mech is completely obliterated. This is why most of the time your mech will only get wrecked as opposed to destroyed, and also why your pilots will automatically bailout when HP is reduced to 0. (They have a sense of self preservation right?)
>>45157672Ah okay, thanks for clearing that up.I really really really enjoy playing this.Thanks for running the game for us!
>>45156847>So far I'm seeing that four people are in favour of the FOB mission while two have not decided. Unless this changes before the thread is archived the next mission will be an assault on the FOB.I'm pretty fine with whichever, 'swhy I laid pros&cons for each. But! You haven't said one way or the other if 3C (Caramel Camel Corps) is tight enough with the Reptiles to swing Sparebits' deal, or anything similar. Be nice to know what sort of support we can expect, y'know?
>>45158987The Reptile Group is willing to help. Cable Guy was actually going to sub-contract them for extra firepower anyway, but if you guys really want to attempt a capture I can alter the mission plan to accommodate that.
>>45159265Making it so that we have a choice between the two, with capture as an optional objective for a higher payout, would be nice.
>>45159265Well, I think it should be an optional objective, but it certainly would be nice to pull off.>Destroy or Capture the Cruiser.
>>45160307I was going to present you with the choice during the next session but since you asked I'll give it to you now:The Reptiles were originally going to supply a battery of heavy missile launchers to destroy the Sakala, your mech's weapons would not be enough to do lasting damage to the superstructure.However if you wish to capture the carrier the Reptiles will supply APCs with infantry instead.However-however-however...If you want maximum flexibility you can hire both the missile battery and the mechanised infantry giving you the option to change tactics on the fly, but this goes over the original mission budget and will cut into your payout.So...>Hire missile battery and go with the original plan.>Hire mech-infantry and attempt to capture.>Hire both, allows you to change tactics on the fly but the final payout will be reduced.
>>45160693For this daring mission the payout would be high anyway; and if we succeed in capturing this the reward is enormous.So paying Reptile Corps a little extra for flexibility is a smart deal. That ensures we can succed even if capturing proves unfeasible.
>>45160693Yeah, it seems flexibility is the best option here, having a backup will hopefully allow us to avoid repeating the half-failure we had this mission.Besides, having a good working relationship with the Reptiles sounds good, they'll be less likely to fuck us over or refuse to help us out if we are good, lucrative partners.
>>45158987>3C>Caramel Camel CorpsI love you>>45160693Flexiblity
I guess I missed out on this one. Does this quest run on a predictable schedule or is it purely random?
>>45167866each saturday or sunday. He announces it on his twitter.
>>45167866It's helpful to link the twitter.https://twitter.com/cognisqm
>>45171891sorry, meant to say that you guys can look at the last few threads for the upcoming stat sheets!