https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGydD3yh6QQ“Cruisers, don't get too greedy - you've got the advantage in guns right now. Keep your distance till they're down, and keep your ears open for high-speed screws!” The Spica-Ms roar into the narrow channels on either side of the island, Lekir heading west and Katsuri daring east. Fog streams past their cameras as the bright flashes of fast and furious battle just ahead draw ever closer. “Everyone, you're free to engage radars, but no longer than three or four seconds to fix contacts and probable tracks.” Jintsuu and Naka have engaged three destroyers, both parties charging bow-on at each other. Through the go-pro feeds that jitter with every broadside they launch you see the sleek carapaces of the shark-like Abyssal destroyers shining under the illumination of star-shells, firing as they tack inwards. “Sim-launch!” Naka orders, and they both turn hard to port, presenting their broadsides in full. The abyssal destroyers immediately turn hard into them, putting their bows on to minimize exposure to the invisible oxygen torpedoes they know are in the water...
... except neither girl has launched. They've turned their fantails to the destroyers, hauling away at thirty-five knots. Their radar headsets are working as advertised, keeping good tracks on the abyssals as they slowly close the range at thirty-eight, hurling star-shells over your fleeing cruisers with their forward guns. You flick your eyes over the camera feeds again - Tenryuu has fallen behind Tatsuta in a two-ship line-astern formation as they pass a destroyer to their west, focusing their lighter guns on it. As you watch, Tatsuta suddenly veers hard to starboard, Tenryuu following suit till she's leading her sister, cutting steep Zs through the water towards the destroyer to dodge any torpedoes they might've launched. Ooi is not firing, her feed fixed on the muzzle flashes of two ships her radar says must be three thousand yards distant. The sky above is dark, the fading luminance from Tenryuu and Tatsuta's starshells the only thing revealing the presence of a dark hull close to shore. “Ooi, what's wrong?”“Kitakami!” she yells. “She's gone ahead!” Kitakami's feed shows no shellfire either. From the slow oscillation of her go-pro she's steering gentle evasive S-curves through the water as the abyssal drops steel towards her, clearly firing ladder salvos to get her range. “Kitakami, what are you doing?”“Winning,” she says curtly, her dry statement underlined by the bright, baleful flash of flame in the distant night. “Got the magazine.”“You launched torpedoes?” “I have enough,” she says curtly, and speeds further ahead. You glance back to see how the Sendai's are doing, and - - you see Sendai's go-pro is showing nothing but bubbles and dark, murky water.
“Look!” Goto says, pointing at the screen with the laser-pointer-cum-mouse built into his remote. A small pop-up rises on the corner of the screen indicating known water quality - temperture, sea-state, and above all, depth. “Twelve feet? How much does-”“Sixteen,” Goto says grimly. “She draws sixteen feet.” The feed vanishes in a flurry of bubbles that climaxes in a spray of glistening water as the lens breaks the surface. You get the briefest glimpse of an abyssal destroyer close-up, the wicked blue glow of its eye swelling - as if widening - a half-second before the end of a long-lance slams into it. “YAAAAANSEN *MOTHER-FUCKERS!*” Sendai's voice bellows in your ear. The destroyer's companion heels hard to port, but it's too late - another Long Lance catches it by the stern, blowing chunks of chitinous carapace sky-high. It settles by the stern and sinks within seconds, only the strange blue glow of its eyes left, shining through the water as it slips from sight. Sendai was careful to ambush from the strait-side, ensuring her missed fish hit the beach instead of friendlies further out. Goto's head slowly flops onto one shoulder as he stares.
More red icons start blossoming on the track as the gunboat's radars begin picking out the engaged force. A massive blob of contacts to the west catches your eye, the returns jittering and jumping as the radars struggle to pick out individual hulls from the herd. Four more contacts show up to the south, stretched in what looks suspiciously like a battle-line. They're shadowed by the terrain behind them a bit, but the gun-director on the Katsuri can pick up the muted sparks of guns firing flashless powder somewhere ahead. Two more solid contacts are located directly behind the island - they seem to be firing in all directions as the sketchy returns of smaller contacts close on them. “Sendai-class,” you instruct. “Come about and prepare to fire torpedoes - stand by for target information!” You read off the general headings, speeds and distances to the sketchy contacts trading fire with the duo smack-dab in the center of Sunda Strait. “Those geometries aren't very good...” Jintsuu says warily. “Aren't those torpedo boats in the way?” “Not really. Stand by to fire.”
>>45268426>Sendai half-submerges for attackI don't even what how YES BUT WHAT
“Settle,” Naka breaks in, “we've only got one go at this, and then we've shot our wad. Those ship missiles aren't as effective with this much ground clutter, remember?” “We brought a lot of them,” you point out, “and they're standing in a hallway. Fire!” “What about us?” Tenryuu asks. “Hold your fish. Lekir, get your boats out of the way to either side. Kitakami, Ooi, reset your fish for five feet - those must be the transports.”“That's going to take a while,” Kitamaki says, the unheard “moron” drifting close after it. Jintsuu looses her Long Lances, eight fish dropping into the water and tearing south, the hydrophones on the Katsuri easily tracking their screaming screws even as it was charging around at flank itself. Naka still hasn't launched. “Naka? What are you doing?” “It's not going to work!” Naka says. “I need a better angle!” [ ] Fuck it. Fire the Exocets on the attack boats now. [ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.[ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
>>45268491>[ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.I'm split between this and > [ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.but leaaaning towards the former.
>>45268491>[ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
>>45268491>[ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.Call it in to support the two friendlies.
>>45268491>[ ] Fuck it. Fire the Exocets on the attack boats now.
Oh christ this escalated quickly
>>45268491>[x] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.RIP Hawk pilots. You were boned from the start.
>>45268491>[ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.Garuda Flight, Garuda Flight, this is Caster, egress 110 true and prepare to bring in the thunder, she's lit up for you.
>>45268491>[ ] Let her go -she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.She's a big girl she can take care of herself.
>>45268166>Erry and Terry convert Naka to abyssals>Naka causes a whole bunch of damage, blah blah blah, eventually fucks off to go be Punished Light Cruiser Oni and be the Big Boss of a fleetOkay, let's say the above worst case scenario happens. For planning purposes, because apparently we need to plan around the plans of Erry and Terry.What is Erry and Terry's next move? Do they keep their current RFV operation going or seek to expand it by being CL Oni's recruiters and advisors? Who is most likely to be their next target?And while I'm listing things: is Shigure likely to join Naka should she fall or has Shigure reached some sort of uneasy stability? Hell, is Shigure an abyssal that doesn't realize she's an abyssal yet?
>>45268491>[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Lets trust her on this, as we said we would in the closet, but we should whistle up air support anyway.
>>45268491>[ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.I want to say keep her safe, considering everything, but she has a point.
>>45268491>[ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Time to listen to the people on the ground.
>>45268491>[X] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
GodDAMN fairies are cute
>>45268491>[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Naka has turned off her targeting computer and is using the Force. Best trust her.
>>45268491>[o] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.Close air support covereth a multitude of sins.>>45268610Oh fuck me, if we have Garuda Team here, we've already won. We're sending dancing angels to sink demons from the deep.
>>45268491>[o] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
>>45268491>[ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
>>45268653The mech kill-markings painted on the nose are a nice touch.
>>45268447>JammerEX-FUCKING-CUSE YOU?Wait WHAT THE FUCK WHY ARE THERE NINE FRIENDLIES AHEAD OF US NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?>>45268491>[ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
>"look ma, no bombsight"
>>45268633Just give up and hope that whatever happens isn't too horrible.But remember, nothing nice ever happens
>>45268491[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
sendai a cute
>>45268678Friendlies are our little allied gunboats, IIRC.
>>45268678Well there are sunk ships all over this area... maybe a few woke up to fight?
>>45268491[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.>>45268433As >>45268468 says, 1/1800 wargaming minis.However, these aren't resin or metal.They're actually 3D-printed plastic, ordered straight from Shapeways.There are tons of designs available over there, and for reasonable prices. These are in their cheapest material, which works just fine. Bit of a rough finish, but I like the bit of texture it gives.
>>45268665I want to believe you, not least of which because I saw Episode VII today (god DAMN was it good), but...It's too much of a risk. Naka herself is something of a doomseeker; we know this. I trust her, but I'm not entirely sure I trust her judgement right now.
>>45268667I'm thinking from the Indonesian Air Force's perspective, though.
>>45268491>[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.She has a better idea of the situation than we do, even with or tac-maps and the go-pros.
>>45268491>[ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.We want those CAS on the battle line, the fast the better. ARe they carrying TV-guided, laser guided, or dumb bombs?Get those fucking torps in the water on those cruisers NOW Naka! GOOD IS BETTER THAN PERFECT!AND WHERE THE FUCK IS OUR COMMS WITH HOUSTON AND PERTH, HOW DO WE HAVE THIS MUCH C4ISR AND NOT A SINGLE OPEN LINE TO THEM!
>>45268719>Shapeways>Reasonably PricedU wot m8
>>45268491>[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
>>45268731>It's too much of a risk. Naka herself is something of a doomseeker; we know this. I trust her, but I'm not entirely sure I trust her judgement right now.Naka isn't going to abandon her sisters.
>>45268491>[X] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Trust in the Naka.
So can anyone explain how Sendai turned into a submarine?
>>45268713Yes, and there are seven of them total, except now the plot is showing nine, planefag might have goofed, a copy instead of a move, but still->>45268716It might even be this, but probably notAlso just as a general note the fact that we're getting fucking JAMMED, it PROBABLY implies that the enemy force has some sort of ELINT capability, if not radar of their own. I think we did a good call on staying cold until contact.
>>45268756Yeah, she won't try to get herself killed with them right there.
>>45268767Her keel goes 16 feet deep, as I understood it. So being the ninja that she is, she can dip down up to that depth to conceal her approach.That right?
>>45268731Poe Dameron is Wedge's secret apprentice in the ways of the Ace. You know this to be true.
>>45268767She draws 16 feet of water when fully ship-sized. I think she just...occupied a different part of the footprint her full hull would have in the water for a bit?
>>45268767Ducking low and hitting the swells just right? magic?As a side note the fact that youtube has looping available by default now is doing wonders for my ability to stay hype via the thread music
>>45268742>go-prosDoes anyone else feel its weird that the US military is using some camera that I have a copy of just sitting around in my room?
>>45268805Oh, so like how Tenryuu and Tatsuta were able to join arms despite being, you know, ships?That actually makes enough sense.
>>45268767It's the power of being best girl's best sister.
>>45268491[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Still, we need to get CAS moving NOW as is.
>[x] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
>>45268840Sendai > Naka.
>>45268852Well, everyone knows that
>>45268794really wish Wedge had made a cameo in Force Awakens, as he's my favorite Star Wars character. But apparently the actor who played him turned down the offer since he felt like the role would've bored him...Oh well, Poe was pretty fucking awesome himself
>>45268852The Sendai we've seen in this quest (well, mostly in writeups) IS pretty great. No Yasen-Baka, all NINJA WARRIOR.
>>45268491[ ] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.That formation to the east is making me wonder, I don't like sending Naka alone into what could be a division of heavy hitters.
>>45268852Anywhere but Kant-o-celle Quest, I'd agree. Planefag's Sendai is a cute and a half, but Naka ran away with Best Girl crown a long time ago.
>>45268874She's Yasen-Baka when the situation warrants it.
>>45268491[x] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
>>45268678HELPFUL GRAPHICAL AID40,000 DOLLAR COLLEGE EDUCATION AT WORK HERE FOLKS, WHO ELSE CAN CRANK OUT A PUNCHY INFOGRAPHIC FOR THE FRONT PAGE ABOVE THE FOLD THAT FAST EH
Did someone call for CAS?
>>45268868Well, Wedge was always a second... a tertiary character made utterly awesome by surviving flying alongside Luke Skywalker three times.In the new movie, a cameo would have lasted about 15 seconds, I can see why he didn't bother.
>>45268897Oh shit, Perth and Houston are enemies?
>>45268897I don't understand
>>45268920It's fucking beautiful. Brings tears to my eyes.
>>45268491[O] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.We should try to use the Sendai's radars to paint targets for the missile boats.
>>45268940Nope... the Abyssals are shooting the shit out of them though.
>>45268940Naw, lookit the color. They're ours.
>>45268816Not really. They're cheap, they're high-quality, and they're reliable.
>>45268942>>45268940Perth and Houston are basically stuck together and firing at the abyssals in their own 'shared foxhole' of sorts, you guys.
>>45268897Oh shit, that's Perth and Houston?FUCK IT, >>45268744CHANGING MY VOTE!>[ ] Fuck it. Fire the Exocets on the attack boats now. FUCK IT.ALPHA STRIKE, ALPHA STRIKE, DUMP ALL CELLS NOW AT THE BATTLE LINE, WE HAVE SHIPS IN DISTRESSGET THOSE FUCKING ZOOMIES IN TO POUND WHATEVERS LEFT BEFORE DEALING WITH THE LANDING CRAFT!
>>45268897Just write, you can't infographic.
>>45268940No, ya derp.Thoguh I didn't realize those two were Perth and Houston either. DERP.
>>45268426NINJAS ATTACK FRO EVERY ANGLE
>>45268940Oh my fucking God anon you need to stop.
>>45268897>Perth and Houston appeared IN FRONT of us...OHOH, FUCK.Well my vote stands then, ok
>>45268957I just feel that the military should have some higher quality stuff.
>>45268794Poe's fucking awesome. I don't even care if he's gay; he's a cool fag, like Freddie Mercury. Just hope it's not made into a big deal in the future.I loved how everyone seemed to have a point too; Poe's the ace pilot, Rey's force-sensitive and Finn, despite being comedy relief, was a damn competent stormtrooper who had a purpose in the plot! Plus, I think he might be force-sensitive as well, if not as much as Rey. He held his own surprisingly well with a lightsaber, for someone with no force powers, to say nothing of his shooting.Sooo good...>>45268940...I think planefag got it wrong. Son, your comprehension isn't even in the same THEATER as this battle.Anyway, I'm off to bed. Try not to get anyone killed while I'm sleeping, please!
>>45268947That's a pretty old pic, mate.Like, three years old or something by now.
>>45268929meh, I'd call him secondary, but yeah, I understand what you're saying. Still would've loved to see him again. Guess I'll just reread Starfighters of Adumar instead
>>45268979>Thoguh I didn't realize those two were Perth and Houston either. DERP.I was going to add something to this smug anime girl but I forgot what
>>45268997CommercialOffTheShelfIt covers a multitude of sins that even CAS can't!
Guys how are we going to help Perth and Houston?
>>45269001Look, all I saw was the red and I misjudged. I see that now and I'm sorry for it. Why must people continuously hate?
>>45269016ANON IS SMART
>>45269016Here you go.
>>45269023with a night battle
>>45268968Really tempted to do the same, but the presence of that jammer-bitch makes me a bit nervous of doing so.
>>45269029Because on 4chan nobody knows who you are, so it can't follow you forever. So we get our giggles in and move on. Except for me. Never living down that 4th turret. Aaaaaaaaaaa
>>45269016>The song of return is behind us>Both of their wrecks are to the east, outside of the strait itselfLike it's all cool, we know now, but I guess looking back now there was some words that indicated they showed up in front of us. Fuck.
>>45269023Call in some air support.
>>45268491[ ] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.
>>45269058Personally speaking, I prefer to try to be cordial. Just because I'm anonymous doesn't mean I should be an ass. What you are in the dark and all that.
>>45269058I even knew about that and I know next to nothing about the navy.
>>45269007Brother! I still have all the X-Wing novels (Rogue and Wraith) downstairs.
>>45268897that actually does help a lotit's hard to concentrateeuros really suffer when following burgerquests
>>45269085>>45269029It's some friendly ribbing. I don't mean anything by it.On the other hand, I'm an accursed namefag. And one that supposedly, theoretically writes shit for this thread. I do dumb crap, it'll follow me until the day I die...
>>45268680Big E took a few bombs as well, but walked it off in the end.
>>45269089Man, now I need to track down my copies of the Allston X-Wing books, I only know where my copy of Starfighters is. Yub Yub Commander!
>>45269056true.She can be the CAS target, but we need those exocets out of the barn and on the battle line, if only to break up the enemy formation and allow Perth and Houston some room to breathe, once the torps are through the southeast corridor they can withdraw through it for DC and come about for gunfire support.>>45269058AND YOU, WHY AREN'T WE YELLING AT THE TWO OF THEM YET, SURELY IT ISN'T JUST US AND GOTO IN HERE WHO KNOW HOW TO WORK THE THINGS!
>>45269119Big E was also a 35,000 ton carrier, not a 2,000 ton DD.
>>45269116HMS Victory when?
>>45268968With so much radar fuckery going on right now, we're just as likely to hit Perth or Houston.
>>45269056>Really tempted to do the same, but the presence of that jammer-bitch makes me a bit nervous of doing so.I'll tell you now - building on the experience from the Battle of LA, missiles like the Exocet have had an extra guidance mode added - "straight-running." It's similar to a bearing-only launch, except the missile never turns on its terminal seeker - it flies a pure path at a pre-set wave-skimming height on inertial guidance only. It's only really useful with older weapons like the Harpoon or Exocet; missiles that launch from angled tubes that are already pretty close to vertical; doesn't do much for VLS launched weapons. It improves the already good minimum range of the older-style "wingless" cruise weapons like Exocet and Harpoon just for situations like this. But a minimum range of 2 nm is about 4,000 yards, which is pretty decent surface torpedo range anyhow.
>>45269145>not HMS Victoria
Ok, so analysis so farIncluding current contacts, we have encountered 21 abyssal ships. This is in line with our original intel. Four of those have been sunk so far, leaving the 17 visible now. The block of nine ships is most likely the transports, the three vessels ahead of them likely an escort. Destroyers, cruisers, I don't know.The four vessels to the southwest are hemming Perth and Houston in- they're in a dangerous crossfire right now, and we need to get them out of it. Fucked if I know what class they are.And then, somewhere in the vicinity of the transports (REMINDER: THAT RED BOX MEANS WE AREN'T SURE WHERE IT IS EXACTLY) is a vessel capable of offensive radar jamming. That spooks me a bit, they might have more modern weapons of their own.
>>45269157>straight-running>ExocetsOh GodI don't know if I should be laughing or feeling scared about all this.
>>45269122Yub Yub, you glorious maniacs!But yeah, I'd class Wedge as a secondary character if he had more screen time/lines outside of a cockpit.As it is, Lando is a secondary character, but not Wedge.
>>45269131Following your lead, then.>>45268491Previously voted for >[X] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Changing vote to >[X] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.Kill jammer bitch so we can launch missiles without EWAR bullshit
>>45269157>Straight-running ASMsAhahahahahahahahaha oh god my dick.God bless humanity.
>>45269138Yorktowns are closer to 20,000 tons.
>>45269181Perth is a CL and Houston is a CA, unless you mean the abyssal units bearing down on them.
>>45269196>>[X] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.Yup
>>45269181>And then, somewhere in the vicinity of the transports (REMINDER: THAT RED BOX MEANS WE AREN'T SURE WHERE IT IS EXACTLY) is a vessel capable of offensive radar jamming.I thought that was just representative of spoopy scary abyssal radar dickery that all abyssals have, not that there's specifically a radar jamming ship out there
>>45269219Not when loaded.
>>45269138When those bombs start to hit near where the munitions and fuel for the planes are, you start to get REAL worried about each one. One bomb in the right place and the whole carrier goes up.
>>45268491[x] Let her go - she's right. Those two friendlies must be catching hell right now, you need to force the enemy to open the range to the south-east.Immediately followed by[x] When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
As a side-note, before she DESS-troys me, KONGO IS 106 YEARS OLD!
>>45268893I'd Night battle a Sendai
>>45269209IT'S THAT KIND OF WAR
>>45269223I did mean the abyssals they're engaged with, yes>>45269235It might, but there's not a really a need for planefag to show that be picking out a ship specifically capable of OECM and turning it on
>>45269148Unless I'm mistaken, Exocets are inertial followed by terminal active radar. Now unless the ARH phase somehow allows for the missile to, I'm assuming, turn around and head for the Perth/Houston, we should only miss. But the point of this launch is as much to break their formation and force manuvering as it is damage, we need to break them up for CAS to hammer them AND we need to take the pressure off Houston and Perth.>>45269157Annnnd that just takes that into fun-run times.Anyways, planefag, just to clarify.Is there any ACTIVE abyssal jamming in the AO, or is it just standard spoopy spirit bullshit.
>>45269157and through the mysteries of military purchasing, it's cheaper to dumbfire smart missiles than to develop a compatible dumb missile?
>>45269209I don't understand
>>45269272>Is there any ACTIVE abyssal jamming in the AO, or is it just standard spoopy spirit bullshit.Standard spoopy spiritual bullshit. I just put it there to make CMANO display an uncertain track to drive home that you don't know exactly how many ships there are; it's a big.... spoopy mass of radar returns that are most certainly hostile. Like it said in the update.
>>45269247Its still less likely to die than a DD.Also, shes an American CV.You know, the ones that DON'T have a history of exploding with one bomb?
>>45269288FUCK YOUR JAMMING, I'M NOT REALLY GUIDED ANYWAY! BANZAI!
>>45269279It must have been real great on the Cowpens that day....
>>45269242Displacement: 19,800 long tons (20,100 t) standard25,500 long tons (25,900 t)) full loadhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorktown-class_aircraft_carrierLast I checked, 25,000 is still closer to 20,000 than 35,000.
>>45269305>Complains about other people getting ghost targets>Gives them to the OpFor
>>45269288These are advanced ship-killing missiles, designed to use radar to home in on their targets with inescapable accuracy. We've reduced them to dumb torpedoes, basically.Imagine using a JDAM in freefall mode.>>45269305Oh, ok. My concern is replaced with other concern
>>45269282>and through the mysteries of military purchasing, it's cheaper to dumbfire smart missiles than to develop a compatible dumb missile?The missile fire control system already accepts a straight-line bearing for things like bearing-only launch or off-axis attacks (flying out to some other point before turning for the target.) All they added was some (very, very simple software) to calculate a fire-control solution for a moving enemy ship the same way they used to do for straight-running torpedoes. Except an Exocet moves a HELL of a lot faster than a torpedo...
>>45269157Thanks for the information, sir.>(cue standard 'he looked right at me' stuff)Considering swapping votes (again)... but nah.Still think we should gank the jammer bitch first though before launching missiles. Just in case.>>45269305OR NOTSWAPPING VOTE FROM AIR SUPPORT (though we should probably do that anyway) TO [X] Fuck it. Fire the Exocets on the attack boats now.
>>45269282No, but it's *quicker* to fast-push a software update to missiles that already exist rather than set up a production line to create new dumb missile versions of it.
>>45269337Oh. Oh, you got ghost targets nigga. Trust me.
>>45269323I'm not buying that weight. Yorktowns carry 6,000 tons of oil alone, something tells me that a full load is more than just the weight of the fuel itself.
>>45269369fuck where's spengler when you need him
CALLIN VOTES NOW
>>45268491>[X] Fuck it. Fire the Exocets on the attack boats now.KILL EVERYTHING
>>45269305Ok, THERE ALL YOU DERPS GO, NO ACTIVE JAMMING.ALL CAS ON THE ENEMY BATTLE LINE TO START, GET THOSE EXOCETS OUT OF THEIR LAUNCHERS AND INTO THEIR HULLS!How are the FFGs harpoon tracks looking?Do we have any kind of visual on Houston or Perth?
>>45269392WHICH WAY IS IT ANYWAYSTHOSE VOTES ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE
>>45269384Given that standard displacement was a completely arbitrary figure defined in the Washington Treaty as the weight of the ship ready for combat, but without fuel or reserve feed water? YOU SHOULD BUY THAT WEIGHT BECAUSE THE OIL ALONE IS WHAT WAS EXCLUDED!
>>45269384Well Enterprise at full load post Bremerton could get up to about 32'000. From this website:http://www.cv6.org/ship/big_e.htm#dimensions
Man. If I had realized perth and houston were in front of us and not lobbing shells over our head, I would have gone for charging ahead to join them.Oh well. You go to war with the votes and knowledge you have.
>>45269424Unless I miss my guess, it should be... interesting.
>>45269471Is it every *not* interesting?
I HAD TO GET FOOD, DID ANYONE DIE YET?HAS NAKA ACCEPTED THE VOICE BELOW INTO HER HEART?DID THE VIKINGS WIN THE SUNDA BOWL?
>>45269484>Is it every *not* interesting?NOT INTERESTING is very much relative, especially considering the voters of this quest.
>>45269424don't worry, you'll find out soon enough
Yo dawg, I herd u wan sum AA for yo supah dreds.
>>45269484Some times. When the choice lead to nothing but boredom.I've seen it happen once. It was dreadful!
>>45269187>>45269209>not a navy-oriented personWhy is this funny?
>>45269507SOME ABYSSALSNOTHEY'RE CURRENTLY DRIVING FOR THE ENDZONE, BUT OUR LINEMEN HAVEN'T SCATTERED YET
This one took a lot longer than I expected, but it's my first 'night' setting I've done. Sadly, resolving clarity for objects at a distance is pretty rough.
>>45269454It was obvious to me, the whole hammer and anvil thing implied that they popped up behind the enemy
>>45269454I'm not 100% sure they would even let us get close enough to rescue them, it's hard enough distinguishing targets in these conditions when everyone is communicating. For all we know, Houston and Perth think its just them against the world. Again.
>>45269526Because the navy finds anything "straight" just hilarious.
>>45269535WATCH EM TOSS A HAIL BLOODY MARY
>>45269555It's not gay if its on a boat.
>>45269526You're taking a guided, long-range missile and turning it into a very, VERY fast unguided rocket packed to the gills with high explosives with the press of a button.
>>45269526Imagine a self-driving car. Lots of time and effort went into its ability to navigate roads, detect obstacles, drive safely, etc.But the aliens make it swerve sometimes, so we installed an ALLAHU ACKBAR switch that just floors it and locks the steering
>>45269537Damn dude you're good at this, keep it up!
>>45269537D A M N SON
>>45269537That's... awesome.Keep up the good work!
>>45269573>>45269526>MY CAR IS WIRED UP>I BRAKE FOR NOTHING>STEP ON THE GAS>SORRY, NO TRACKING NUMBERSGLA.webm
I wonder if Settle will ever have to deal with Michael Bay making a movie about Higgins.Who would be the most hilariously unfitting casting choice for Settle and Hate?
>>45269604nothing stops the mailgod, I wish someone would make a faction like that in this day and age. It'd be hilarious
>>45269537Looks great Artfag
>>45269622Tom Cruise as Settle and Ben Affleck as Hate. Can also reverse them.
>>45269622shia laboufin both roles
>>45269622Ben Stiller and Seth Rogan
>>45269622An aged Tom Cruise, who meets shipgirl Higgins at the end of the movie, who has no memory of how she went down. CruiseSettle tearfully embraces her, and tells her with his usual amounts of Ham that he will remind her how she lived.
>>45269622Keanu Reeves and Jason Isaacs.>>45269634Good luck surviving against Abyssals. The best the GLA has would be undergunned PT boats.
>>45269537I don't really like these. Everything is always muddled, details are barely visible, composition is all over the place, lighting and perspective is off.t. /ic/
>>45269622If that happens then production might be halted part way through as Higgins rises from the depths just to beat Michael Bay to death with the script.
planefag, are Perth and Houston steaming towards us? Away from us? Still building steam?
>>45269687You don't have solid enough visuals yet. Next update.
>>45269693Radar returns for them aren't cooperating either? Aight.
>>45269648If it's metamoderist Shia Labouf, then that's exactly who should play Settle. Right mix of batshit crazy.
>>45269622Rob Schneider and Shia Labouf
>>45269683Higgins rises from the depths in order to help write the script. She's the one who adds most of the romance scenes between herself and Settle. The movie launches on February 14th of that year.
>>45269572>>45269573Ah. Thanks for the clarification.This was part of the reason why I was leery about launching missiles - for fear that the Abyssals would fuck around with their targeting and use them to sink our potential friends or something.But knowing they can be dumbfired... well, that solves that problem.(And, if we ever manage to spoopy-proof our guidance systems, we can easily switch back to guided mode without having to restock everything again... sounds legit.)
>>45269672I meant in a video game.
>>45269720I want to be contrary but yeah, that would not be too bad.
>>45269725>Rob SchneiderBetter yet:>Rob Schneider...as a PT Corgi!
>>45269730I think Higgins is trying to tell Settle something.I just don't know what it is.
>>45269730And Settle's mangled corpse is found later that day.Nobody actually knows if he's dead though because something similar happened in the movie.
>>45269731It's been put in terms of "we're an information age force fighting an industrial age enemy".Refit-via-software is one of those strengths we have to leverage extra hard to survive.
>>45269754No.Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock as the lead pair of them who banter back and forth all the time.
>>45269750Impossible. Even if people make RTS games again, nothing can recreate the glorious Snackbar that is the GLA. Not even GENERALS FUCKING 2 (God bless its soul).
>>45269572>>45269573then why not go for railguns instead
>>45269622Jeff Goldblum and Tobey Maguire.
>>45269797cuz right now we have missiles and not railguns
>>45269797Even if it's 2018/2020 in-quest, the tech to make railguns in numbers is still pretty new, so no.>>45269783>Straight Nigga Settle and HateHaw
>>45269797We do those too. We do a lot of things.We can't just throw away our old missiles for the new toys. We have to use what we have, so making what we have more effective is a great thing
>>45269648>Actual Admiral Shia Labouf>Also voicing the corgi PT boatsI never knew I needed something this much in my life.
>>45269797Because the first rule of mobilization is "BUILD WHAT YOU'RE ALREADY BUILDING". Changing over slows you down. So just build a fuckton more of what you're already building.
>>45269622Settle: Danny GloverHate: Samuel Jackson.
>>45269797railguns are imaginary
>>45269823Can John Cho play Admiral Goto?
>>45269809then we should start making some us navy testing them now bae testing them now sufficient velocity kinetics kill
>>45269783Add Kevin Hart as whoever and that'll round out the trio.
>>45269797shit's expensive yo
>>45269834Now... that is a Railgun I haven't seen in a long time.Brings back fond memories of ages long past.
>>45269848I'm pretty sure ords is Working On It As We Speak
>>45269851And requires a fuckload of electrical power to fire, while the barrels only last 3 shots IIRC
>>45269825cant we do both in prv thread usa has stupid great logi capibilty why not do both
>>45269872>action postingnofuck off
>>45269847You should get an actual Japanese actor instead.Like Ken Watanabe or Hiroshi Abe.
>>45269870But we're talking unfitting casting choices, no?
>>45269879Yeah but ship girls recover over time for food and hot spring time. You could even load them with multiple barrels and don't have to fire full sped since they're only shooting right range extending the barrel life significantly.
>>45269872It's an image board.You could just use an image. Like so.Then you wouldn't be cock-mongling faggot.
>>45269754>events in this quest retold as an adam sandler scam comedy movieLOOKS LIKE ROB SCHNEIDER IS IN THE DOGHOUSE AGAIN IN... "SURF DOGS"STARRINGROB SCHNEIDER AS A FUCKING DOG WHO WON'T LET A RESTRAINING ORDER OR A CRIPPLE DOG CATCHER GET IN HIS WAY OF HIS HUNT FOR MAGICAL JAP TEARSSHIGURE AS AN ABYSSAL INFILTRATOR WHO IS OUT OF HER TREEAND SHIA LABOUF AS A BATTLESHIP FAIRY WHO JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET HIS HEAD ABOVE WATERTOGETHER THEY TRY TO PROVE WHO IS TOP DOG IN THE HILARIOUS FAMILY COMEDY FOR SHIPGIRLS OF ALL AGES"SURF DOGS"COMING OUT IN JANUARY 20XX BECAUSE FUCK HOLLYWOOD THESE SCAMS MAKE MONEY.
>>45269928exactly poi gave us full ship can we install one on poi
>>45269848>>45269899Because if it *was* possible to hump them out immediately, the US Would be.The fact that they're not, just yet, clearly indicates you are vastly underestimating the resources needed to accomplish it.
>>45269961Don't forget the mandatory Chinese tie-up, bro.
>>45269961... I think I finally understand the meaning of screaming internally.
>>45269928Well yes, but unless a Zumwalt was sunk and comes back, I don't think we'll be getting a railgun equipped ship anytime soon.
>>45269969You know what would be awesome? Reactive rounds launched from pneumatic systems.
>>45269988We should have let the Abyssals destroy LA. With Hollywood gone, maybe the movie industry can start over fresh.
>>45270004>Ship-size BoltersPRAISE THE EMPRAH
>>45269969Wait, you're serious?Do you even know how much power it takes to charge the railgun for a single shot worth shit?It wouldn't be fun for Yuudachi, that's for sure.
>>45269899Because you're always short of everything in wartime. So you don't waste time changing over to build something fancy and new when you can just mass-produce what you've already got, unless what you've already got just doesn't work.
>>45270028And even then, people tend to soldier on with it. I was about to cite the Mark XIII, but then I remembered that was less a choice on the lower levels part and more that command had its head up its ass.
>>45270022then give her ship nuclear reactor too cold war usa had nuclear cruisers
>>45270022Some Anon (or maybe two?) seems to not have their brain on worth a damn.If you want to talk putting modern weapons on shipgirls, I'd probably talk about giving them appropriately-scaled EXCALIBUR rounds and the like. Plenty of room for improvement on the cannons, yo.
>>45270049Unless you're talking about Space Battleship Yamato, no.Steam-powered ships can't hope to even bring an eighth of the output needed for a railgun shot worth its weight in salt.
>>45270053>Retrofitting an IJN cruiser with a nuclear reactor
>>45270075Ah, I see.
>>45270028but what we got has chance not working limited shots with railgun more shots dumbfired less resources wasted that was problem last thread limited resources
>>45270053You have no fucking clue what it takes to make a nuclear-powered ship, do you?Here's a hint: It takes as much weight in reactor foundations and shielding alone as POI WEIGHS FULLY LOADED. For EACH reactor.
>>45270058They wouldn't have the hardware encessary to utilize the shells' guidance.And it would take production from conventional forces when their ability to create new ammo for themselves is one of a shipgirl's great strengths.
>>45270058Thought:Would upgrading their screws and/or engines result in them having new shoes when they summon their kit?>Does anyone know how much stealth propeller design improved since WWII? We could totally make Harder even more sneaky.
>>45270020That has me thinking of a really stupid idea.Given that ships have souls and can come back as shipgirls, would it be possible to make a ship which is intentionally designed to be absolutely worthless in its normal ship form but once its shipgirl form is summoned is basically toting around a giant fucking cannon or stupidly huge missile system?Sure, maybe the shipgirl would be as worthless on water as she was as a boat, but all shipgirls have two legs, which means on land they all move just fine.Basic concept:>build giant fucking gun>call it a ship>treat it for several years like a ship, not seaworthy, sits in the harbor, but everyone goes through the motions>decades pass>summon shipgirl>now you have a soldier who has the power of her giant cannon but is not limited to being a boat any longerYes, this is dumb and impractical. But could it work?Sounds like something Russia or North Korea would try.
I'm surprised no one's suggested modifying Iowa. She's still in ship form, and they know she's back.Seems like the path of least resistance.
>>45270093We're doing multiple things at the same time.
>>45270099Yeah, okay, not the best idea either.But hardware upgrades seem very possible. In fact, we did already refit some of the girls with radar, yeah? So no problem there.
>>45270121If she could, she could probably re-summon her late 80s configuration, though.>>45270116Not sure if viable, even for the Norks or russkies
>>45270116Leveling effect is noted to correlate to how impressive/effective a ship was for its time, so it may just result in a stupidly weak shipgirl.
>>45270132Something something like tissue grafts, something something might be rejected.
>>45270116it would probably be an abyssal
>>45270132Yep! Command settled on looking into the possibilities, Crab's working on it, Arizona volunteered for it, everything is in motion.
>>45270085Destroyer anon, he suggested we put it on poi
>>45270132We strapped radar hats onto them. That doesn't really count.But yeah, hardware upgrades are likely possible, but they'll generally take some doing.
>>45270132Radar, sonar, stuff'em with more AA (assuming they can properly incorporate it to create ammo for it, which is not a sure thing), maybe do something about retraining IJN fairies for better DC.>>45270116That's just begging from some frankenstein-meets-abyssal bullshit.>YOU MADE ME WHAT I AM NOW
>>45270162True, in shipgirl vs shipgirl fights. But consider the example of crippled Naka vs. a Yak.Against humans, shipgirls are the perfect infantry.
>>45270188What about reactive armor, would that even work on ships?
>>45270197>That's just begging from some frankenstein-meets-abyssal bullshit.Well, I guess that's one way to think of pic related.
>>45270093>last thread>limited resourcesOh fuck it's you again.>>45270132My first, immediate, thought was 'coilguns', but that ran headfirst into the sheer power requirements necessary for such weapons. As queried before, how much power can Yuudachi put out (not like that)?Probably could stick a few more AA emplacements onto them, though. Better radar is priority one.
>>45270204>Shipgirl house-to-house fighting in VeniceNice idea
>>45270116Isn't that basically the modern equivalent of a bomb ship?Because we've seen two bomb ships and they did not turn out well for us
>>45270204A ship is a ship. A ship has a purpose in the sea.In your haste for a supersoldier, you create a monster denied of its most fundamental reason for existing.Do you REALLY thing it'd work?>>45270230At least they were trying to make something seafaring, not "oh let's pretend it's a ship even though it's meant to work on land".
>Oh yeah shipsluts in a qouple hours, I'll play XCOM2 until the thread goes upThen suddenly it was half past midnight. How bad have you guys fucked everything up?
>>45270075space battleships now thats a thing worth looking at>>45270085what would be the problem with that>>45270096then what about the heavies like yams or iowa
>>45270266>>45270116Better question:What kind of ridiculous bullshit could a shipgirl of, say, Kirov, Tico, or Zumwalt class pull?
>>45270290shit's on fire
>>45270266you mean USS White Sands, right? Because that totally describes USS White Sands.
>>45270308Given the rules we have, it will be cheaper, more functional, and less prone to backfire to just build flight two Zumwalts with rail-guns.
>>45270308pic related>>45270320>KirovALL THE GRANITS>TicoDUAL-WIELDING FIVE INCHERS>ZumwaltI IS IN YOUR BASE LRASM-ING UR DUDES
>>45270340I don't because I have no damn idea about any naval shit, never mind naval shit about a country that's not mine, so I'll need clarification.
>>45270242As of the end of World War Two, US destroyers--which had much more electrical generating capacity than Japanese ones--had a standard outfit of two 400kW ship's service turbogenerators for a total electrical generating capacity of 800 kilowatts.
>>45270252>we'll never fight abyssals in Venice>we'll never raid a fortress hidden within the lava tubes of Santorini and get a few hints from recovered artifacts about the origins of shipgirls>we'll never have to run the gauntlet of the ruined Suez canal, now under the control of the abyssal Yellow Fleet>we'll never enjoy Italian or French cuisine on a date with [insert waifu here]I kinda wish this quest wasn't stuck in Japan. No offense to planefag.Lot of interesting locations in the world.
>>45270308>space battleshipUCHUU!SENKAN!YA! MA! TOOO!
OH THE SUSPENSE>>45270183>Nuclear PoiAre you insane?
>>45270379https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Desert_Ship_(LLS-1)My mistake, I meant this.
>>45270058You'd probably be better up upgrading all their fire control systems first.
>>45270340I looked up White Sands, never having heard of her before, and found this. What the fuck is wrong with peoplehttp://blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org/2012/05/october-4-1975.html
>>45270308I won't go into a full dissertation on all the reasons why; I'll just say this quickly and simply:Attempting to install nuclear reactors on any ship that was not designed from the very start for nuclear power is a good way to end up with the ship either Not Floating, or, if it does actually float, breaking in two from concentrated stresses in places that the hull was never designed to support.It. Isn't. Happening.
>>45270397Operator shipgirls doing operator things isn't very feasible right now.On a related note, recovering artifacts in Venice sounds very LoExG to me.
>>45270431Fire control systems are hard to replace, especially when they're mechancial systems.Hell, we never replaced the ones in the Iowas just because they did a damn fine job already and it would have cost way too much to do.
>>45270308No, because we don't have the fucking industry for that - haven't you learned anything from the past thread, motherfucker, don't think I don't know who you are.Did you not see the whole 'the reactor shielding weighs as much as the ship in total' post, chucklefuck?>>45270391Yeah, that sure as fuck ain't enough power for that shit.>>45270415>Nuclear, railgun-armed poiYes, yes he is.In closing - fuck off, orbitanon, the technology + industry just isn't set up enough here... though you have given me a few ideas.
>>45270459>Damn fine job alreadyYou're goddamn right they did.
>>45270405Guess what space battleship series is getting a second season~
>>45270443No, it was recovering artifacts from Santorini aka one of the potential sources for the story of Atlantis. Had a huge St. Helens style eruption 3500 years ago.Also, what's LoExG? Google turns up nothing but something about lithium exploration.
>>45270415clearly, the anon that suggested it is. But then again, he was the one last thread who wanted to evac all the coastal cities and move the population inland, as well as move cargo via orbital insertion, so of course he is.
>>45270506Oh, I'm sorry, I meant League of Extraordinary Gentleshipgir--Gentlemen.
>>45270416Ah, I see. Well, that's just a building. Anon is suggesting something with an actual hull that can't in fact ship properly.
>>45270500I can't tell if that's sarcasm, because that Pentagon looks pretty dead to me.
>>45270557why not give yams some nuclear love then if poi cant take it
>>45270503m-MASAKA! There's no way that could be true!
>>45270569That's definitely not Sarcasm. Some Navy dudes justified the redundancy of switching Iowa's targeting systems by showing how dead the Pentagon would be if Iowa managed to steam at firing range and hit it with a full salvo.
>>45270569hue hue hue.
>>45270583I feel like this would work well as a scarf
>>45270588>>45270503I thought the news was out back in December?
>>45270569No, that's REALLY damn good considering, well, giant-ass guns on a ship at sea at that range.With WW2 fire-control.
Maybe one day we'll know enough spooky shit to make our own spooky ship. Pic related.>>45270588It's true.
>>45270581She's already broken in half once. Let's not risk that again.
>>45270581Because >>45270440Please FOAD.
>>45270655god that was silly
>>45270659No, see. It's like a broken bone, she's stronger than she was before she got USA'd.
>>45270659so much for japanese steel what about essex can she hump it or what about arizona or iowa
>>45270674>not liking the SS PenPen
>>45270655What in the name of Traia Scott am I looking at.
>>45270694Redirecting you to >>45270666By the way, what does FOAD mean? Fall over and die?
>>45270694Jesus fucking christ read the goddamn posts.NO.NO FUCKING WW2 ERA SHIP CAN PULL IT OFF BECAUSE YOU NEED TO DESIGN A SHIP FROM THE GROUND UP FOR IT.
>>45270739Fuck off and die
>>45270718Rebuild 3.33 was a hell of a drug
>>45270718I THINK that is from Rebuild of Eva.
>>45270718If I recall correctly, they linked up the entire fleet, hooked it up to Eva 03 bullshit and made it fly.
>>45270768>>45270753>RebuildGODFUCKINGDAMMIT ANNO REEEEEEE
>>45270718Evangelion-powered ship from Rebuild 3.0. Can shoot angels to pieces.Also can make its whole fleet float in its AT field.
Unlike people, Shipgirls are created with a purpose. They think and feel, but one of the ways they differ from us fundamentally is that they know why they exist, and by default find fulfillment in that.We've seen what happens when ships can't do what they were made for, of perform poorly with no one at fault. Why would you intentionally replace that surety with nonsense? Not the aimlessness of the human condition, but actual cruelly impossible desires? It's like getting an AI art critic by scanning a brilliant painter's brain and stuffing it into a box with no means of physical interaction.
>>45270746wwii ships are shit cant they reinforce struct while loading reactor>>45270748yams and iowa are shit they cant handle nuclear love
You study the map. The enemy certainly knows where you are - and after Sendai engaged those two destroyers point-blank, what you've brought. Long Lances are indeed deadly - extremely powerful, very fast and long-ranged - but a great deal of their wartime effectiveness came from their secrecy. De Ruyter and Java were both sunk while they were steaming along in a battle line, trading fire with Japanese ships they thought safely out of torpedo range. Earlier in that same scrap, the Japanese launched an incredible 92 Long Lances in two salvoes and scored only one hit, sinking the destroyer Kortenaer. With the enemy's bows already pointed towards you - and already aware of your presence and your range - Naka's right. Her eight fish won't appreciably improve things from where she is right now... and those two newcomers are almost certainly catching hell out there. “Okay,” you tell her. “I'm bringing in the airpower to back you up - when I say get out, get the hell out, okay?” “Yessettlesir,” she quips quickly.
>>45270809that image does not inspire good feelings.
Goto calls for the flare ship to book it for the AO. Two F-16s come screaming in to clear their path, their engines roaring through the mics of several shipgirls as they fly s-pattern evasives to draw out any SAMs the abyssals might have, as well as check the area with their own radar and FLIR pods. At thirty-five knots Naka's covering half a nautical mile a minute, but the eight minutes it takes her to reach the southernmost corner of Sangiang island is almost painful. As Kitakami and Ooi hastily change the depth settings on their 80 Long Lances, the gunboats in front of them scramble to clear the shooting lanes, the Lekir and her closest charge heading West, and the rest screaming East at 45 knots to shelter behind Sangiang. They run head-first into the Kasturi and her three Spica's as they unload on a hapless abyssal torpedo boat that came too close. Both Kasturi-class boats had the 57mm gun yanked off their bow and the 100m dug out of the warehouses, and Kasturi's is speaking now, the hefty four-incher slamming SAP shells clean through the torpedo boat from one end to another. A Spica pulls almost alongside and opens up with both guns, reducing the machine to a flaming pyre of oil and shattered plywood within seconds. As they weave through each others wakes, lookouts scanning for more, the gun-directors catch the first good glimpse of the warships the abyssals are in a shootout with - the distinctive silhouette of two cruisers, backlit by spotlights hitting them from the clusterfuck of radar returns that must be the invasion fleet proper.
Naka rounds the tip of the island and sees it immediately, their high superstructures clear above the fog. “Bastards,” she hisses. “BASTARDS!” The dark shapes cutting through the fog are obscured time and again by towering columns of spray as they're bracketed by the concentrated fire of four abyssals. You still can't tell what they are, or even exactly *where* they are - they've edged as close to shore as they dare, hiding their silhouettes from the skyglow and losing their radar returns in the terrain clutter. The badly outgunned cruisers in the middle of the strait have saved themselves from torpedo attack, lest the abyssals commit fratricide - but now they're in the middle of a shooting gallery. “Settle, where's that god damned flare ship?” The F-16s are just rolling out, flying wide to set up a combat patrol orbit around the Strait. “Five, six minutes, maybe?” “Fuck *that,*” Naka swears. “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” She turns to look at the distant shoreline...... and then she lights up the night. “NAKA!” Jintsuu screams, the fear and desperation you remember from your very first engagement back in her voice. “NAKA, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!?”
>>45270801You're a dipshit for wanting to put a nuclear fucking reactor on a goddamn battleship to fucking begin with you fucking retard.
>>45270557Well, you maybe could make it a ship properly, it'd just be Monitor tier levels of seaworthiness once it got out into open water.We currently design ships to function as ships first and have never had the opportunity to consider designing something specifically for a shipgirl form or to make the shipgirl form better with the regular ship form mostly unaffected by the addition.What I gave was certainly an extreme example, but the general point is that we could start to rethink how we design new classes of ships. To not just consider how a ship will preform as a ship, but also as a shipgirl. Maybe certain hull designs produce better shipgirls, although the ship itself doesn't see a benefit or penalty in its effectiveness. Maybe ships could be given a crewman with a unusual skillset, producing a fairy with that skillset.I mean, we're basically getting something we bought and paid for long ago back for free, with the leveling effect as interest. I hope to God that gives at least somebody in R&D ideas.
>>45270801Oh, for fuck's sake.One last time. YES, YOU TOTALLY COULD INSTALL A NUCLEAR REACTOR IN A WW2 BATTLESHIP.However, IT WOULD BE LESS EXPENSIVE, LESS DIFFICULT, QUICKER, AND SAFER TO BUILD AN ENTIRELY NEW SHIP DESIGNED FROM THE KEEL UP FOR IT.Try taking a physics class, you fuckwit, and learn about things like stresses and torques and then get back to me about your little fantasy world, all right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSHC1dqX1oNaka's massive spotlights have found the lead Abyssal warship at a good eight-thousand yards, pinning it in brilliant beams of light that slice through the fog and darkness like lasers. The creaky, twisted-looking thing suggests a heavy cruiser more than resembles one - but there's no mistaking the size of shell it hurls at Naka about thirty seconds later. Naka begins weaving and jinking, putting the agility of her low-tonnage hull to good use. She begins flicking her spotlights on and off just long enough to conceal her course changes, jerking them up and down to try and blind the enemy's gun directors - anything she can do. A second salvo of big shells crashes into the water, one of them going long and hitting the island's beach, another landing so close to Naka that you hear her scream as shell splinters slice her calves. “They've got her range, Settle!” Jintsuu cries. “GET HER OUT OF THERE, YOU BASTARD!” You open your mouth to order the Spicas to unload their Exocets - with the terrain shadowing, your hopes are slim, but its better than nothing. But help is closer. A line of shells lands clean across the bow of the spotlighted destroyer, their titanic blasts parting the fog for a few seconds with gouts of muddy water. Whoever's swinging around those eight-inch guns south of Sangiang; they've found the range.
>>45270748Ah. Thanks for the clarification, Lieutenant.>>45270801Nuclear reactors weren't a thing ba- just how small do you think they are, son?...also, RIP orbitalfag.>>45270851Well shit Naka is now called primary by everybody in local.
>>45270860Didn't the Russians already try something like that anyway it mediocre results at best?
>>45270880>"Admiral Settle, it's 4 o'clock in the morning, why are you feeding your dogfish?">"Because I've lost control of my life"
>>45270880WHERE ARE THOSE FUCKING JETS GODDAMNIT!
You know who thought nuclear battleships was a good idea?Slavs.
You flip back to the Kasturi's feed - and find it's 100mm bow gun slamming shells downrange at another torpedo boat. This one has friends; 40mm, 57mm and even heavy machine gun rounds are belting through the night at each other. You try to keep track of friend and foe on the tactical plot, but it simply can't update fast enough, even data-linked with the gunboats radars. The night has devolved into chaos; bright licking tracers lofting through the darkness like flaming arrows, air-burst shells sparkling as they detonate, poisonous dark smoke clouds churning together with the ghostly white fog. To the south you see the tailing cruiser briefly lit just enough to see by its flashless powder going off - she's firing her six-inchers to starboard, hurling steel at whoever's back-lighting them so persistently. [ ] Get Naka in among the gunboats to help them beat off those torpedo boats - they can also lay smoke for her, in a manner of speaking. [ ] Get the gunboats heading north-west to punch out the abyssal's Lights, pronto. [ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45270880>You open your mouth to order the Spicas to unload their Exocets - with the terrain shadowing, your hopes are slim, but its better than nothing. But help is closer. A line of shells lands clean across the bow of the spotlighted destroyer, their titanic blasts parting the fog for a few seconds with gouts of muddy water.H O U S T O NOUSTON
>>45270851>>45270862>>45270880FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUUUUUUUCK
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.That's how you want to play it, you Bollio? Well then, LET'S DO THIS SHIT
>>45270880Goddamnit Naka.We need a good plan, gents.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45270929>Gunboats to punch out the Abyssal's lights prontoWe need to get those heavy cruisers out of the killzone PRONTO.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.Perth and Houston can keep the abyssal cruiser's attention. And they've found their range.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.Goddamit Naka, stop trying to die, you're not Settle!
>>45270929>[x] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.TIME FOR LESCUE
>>45270929[x] Get Naka in among the gunboats to help them beat off those torpedo boats - they can also lay smoke for her, in a manner of speaking.She did her best, bought time, and marked the target. Time for her to pull back and help those who helped her. They have bigger guns anyway.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.No half measures. Next to a juicier target is the best place Naka can reach right now.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.GET THOSE TWO ON COMMS NOW DAMNIT!We might need to use the FFGs 5-inchers in support to deal with shit. Get the fucking torps flying on the northwest corridor. Jintsuu and Sendai need to make a fake torp run to force the enemy off the shore while Naka moves in support of Houston and Perth.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH.
>>45270929Rrrrrrrrrrrgh I don't know what to do...I'm sure it's the wrong choice, but... going with:>[ ] Get Naka in among the gunboats to help them beat off those torpedo boats - they can also lay smoke for her, in a manner of speaking.
>>45270929>[ ] Get the gunboats heading north-west to punch out the abyssal's Lights, pronto.
>>45270929>[ ] Get Naka in among the gunboats to help them beat off those torpedo boats - they can also lay smoke for her, in a manner of speaking.Time to treat Naka as a warboat.
>>45270929>[x] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.It's too late to pull her back safely now, and she may not even do it if we order her too.Let her lay smoke; if this to be her end, she should go out fighting and helping others to the last.
That was the last update for the night, I'm bushed. Sorry I was so slow tonight; battles can be hard to write sometimes. >>45270918I am finding a way to get that line into the quest. >>45270897The joke is that Jintsuu was sunk when she lit up some Americans with her spotlights, and they lit her the fuck up with cannon shells in return. >>45270883>Well shit Naka is now called primary by everybody in local."DID YOU SAY JUMP TEITOKU I AM JUMPING!" AND THEN SHE HAS THE BALLS TO ASK FOR A PAPLINK ANYWAY>>45270867>cutting through 14 inches of face-hardened class-a plate belt armorahahah no
Man, Jintsuu is gonna be pissed at us for this one.
>>45270927usn has nuclear carriers why not
>>45270929In addition to charging Naka, now seems like a good time to fire off the Exocets at the fuckers illuminating us, before the gunboats continue providing diversion
>>45270929>[X] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.This whole thing is clusterfucked headed for FUBAR right quick... but the heavy firepower the two new returnees are slinging may be the key to winning this without losing anyone. And Naka's in the best position to support and rescue them.Trust Naka.>>45271002>GET THOSE TWO ON COMMS NOW DAMNIT!Also this. RFN.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.CAN ANYONE SAY SAVO?
>>45270929https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXnRf3TQcpk>[X] Get Naka in among the gunboats to help them beat off those torpedo boats - they can also lay smoke for her, in a manner of speaking.Godspeed, idolshit. You're the real waifu of this quest. Not for Settle, but for the anons.
>>45270929>[x] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.it's her chance to become an hero!
>>45270929>[X] Get the gunboats heading north-west to punch out the abyssal's Lights, pronto.Naka's already in rough shape to start with, further damaged by that last hit and has a great big orange bullseye painted on her. At the very least let's get rid of the bullseye.
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.Fuck it, Naka's already committed herself.Maybe they can rescue each other's asses.
>>45270929>[X] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.>>45271051Alright, Deme. Get some rest.And yeah, battles are a bitch and a half to write.
>>45271074We'd never NTR Harder, though!
>>45271051Oh, cheers boss. Great thread, slight tactical confusion aside.
>>45270929>[X] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45271042>WarboatI LIVE I DIE I LIVE AGAIN>>45271051Welp. That was intense.As promised, here are my long-delayed writueps!Memories of Higgins: Coming to Terms>http://pastebin.com/1cQkzPptMemories of Higgins: This Isn't a Game>http://pastebin.com/EMvb6R6cAs always, other writeups herehttp://pastebin.com/u/LurKCoulDWurKAny of you who are experts in the CIC department, I encourage you to hit me up and offer me constructive comments on these writeups! I may have pulled up too many stops here, so any help is appreciated!
>>45270929[o] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45271051Nah, you'd go in through the top. Easier to cut through the non-facehardened six-inch deck armor. But, like I said, it's not really feasible.
So, write-up time?
>>45270899Not that I'm fucking aware of. Those idiots purpose fucking built the Kirovs as nukes and by all accounts fucked that up. I'd tell you how they've done in combat against the bitches, but it's fucking classified. Protip: It's not fucking good.
Don't worry guys.Naka will keep on Truk-'in along.
>>45271112But... the entire superstructure is over the boiler rooms...
>people voting for charging the torpedo boats>forgetting that is what got Perth killed the first time around
>>45271002To expand on this idea:Current plot has Naka moving in support of provisional Houston and Perth, with our gunboats engaging enemy torpedo boats.Get the cruiser 5-inch guns firing on the spotlight crew, we've got enough datalink that THEY at least can be dealt with.CAS goes for the enemy cruisers.Naka lays smoke for the Houston and Perth.Gunboats in the furball stay in the furball, we can't let the PT boats slip the net.The two gunboats that split north, get your guns on the spotlight crew, if they can, follow the torpedos for now and hammer the spotlights, alternatively unshadow as they can to fire as they move back towards the CLs.Any other CLs need to manuver for torp runs or gunfire.How's the exocet and harpoon tracks looking?
>>45271114Sort of? >>45271102 for reference, chief!
>>45271137*Frigates 5-inch guns
>>45271134Yeah, I think people want Naka to die.
>>45271051>the last update for the night
>>45271123There's a reason Anon says this is a bad idea and it would be cheaper to build a new ship instead.
>>45270929On second thought... Naka is there anyway. And we've trusted in her so far...Changing vote from >[x] Get the gunboats heading north-west to punch out the abyssal's Lights, pronto.to>[X] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.Witnessed, Fleet Idol Naka. Witnessed.(Hope she don't die though.)
>>45271072>picture for ants
>>45271170Delete your initial vote if you haven't already.This is a VERY important vote. Perhaps Naka's last. I think that's the reason there's no writeups tonight (unless they get posted immediately before this goes through).
>>45270929I DON'T BRAIN WELL ENOUGH TO VOTE
>>45271134>>45271154You must be trolling if you think more than a handful of people here know these things.
Party Rock Ryan Settle emptied the third champagne glass of the night. So far he hadn't turned one down, and he didn't plan on doing so tonight. He slowly scanned the room as he nursed a fourth glass. Politicians, ambassadors, businessmen, and people with more brass than him. He could have sworn he saw the President, but then again there were tons of people in suits here. He could see Hate loading up his plate at the buffet table, the chef had prepared a large portion of shrimp gumbo and Hate was doing his best to annihilate it. Settle took another sip as he continued his people watching. Admiral Thomas had dragged him and Hate to what was essentially a PR meeting to drum up support for the military before he was flown off to Yokosuka in a month or so. He was glad that his three shipgirls hadn't been dragged to his horrible event. He chuckled into his glass as he visualized Willie, Sammy, and Hornet under the spotlight of the reporters. Willie breaking down, Hornet freezing, and Sammy breaking the nose of a reporter who dared to ask her a loaded question. "What's got you giggling skip?" Hate sat down in the seat next to Settle with his bowl filled with gumbo, and his plate with cornbread. "Just picturing Sammy breaking the nose of that hipster looking reporter. The one standing over there." Settle motioned with his glass. Hate followed Settle's gaze to the reporter in a tweet jacket and horn-rimmed jacket. He immediately clapped a hand over his mouth to not send a bit of shrimp flying across the table.
>>45271186No. If Naka dies, she dies.
>>45271198I don't even know what the Perth is and I can imagine that charging an enemy that is already about to sink you is a bad idea.
>>45271134The difference between then and now is that we have our own gunboats in the middle of savaging them with guns in a brawl. It's the best option in a shit sandwich, compared to throwing a comparatively clumsy CL into that shit. Better she motors past fast and loose to avoid anything that MIGHT get launched to attack.What we really need is more gunfire support from the other CLs on the spotlight fucksuckers and just in general.
>>45270929>[X] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.The CL plan was called "My Time to Shine" so lets let Naka shine.
>>45271198>>45271154>>45271134Also, yknow, Naka isn't Perth. And the situation isn't exactly the same. And Naka has fast combatants to screen her. Hell, those gunboats are probably the closest modern equivalent to the vessels she was meant to shepard.
>>45271212"Enjoying yourself you two?." Hate leaned his head back, almost resting it against Admiral Thomas' stomach." "Yes sir, Admiral." "That's good, you can go back to your meal Lieutenant." Thomas waved Hate back to his food. "Aye." Thomas turned toward Settle. "Enjoying the party Ryan?" Settle nodded. "Only half a dozen loaded questions tonight." Thomas chuckled "Yeah I wanted to punch that reporter too." "May his stupid tweed jacket burst into flames." Settle raised his champagne glass to toast. "Hear hear." Hate said as he raised his fork. The event began to wind down after another hour. More reporters, more business men, and more well-wishers all coming up to meet and greet the hero of L.A. The running count in his head said that he had shaken hands with about 60 different people tonight. After the first ten all of the faces just blurred together in a sea of don't give a shit. He collapsed back in his chair, turning over to hate. "Have you even moved since I left?" he said. "Only for thirds." Hate replied around a spoonful of food. "Excuse me. Admiral?" The two turned towards the sound of the unfamiliar voice. Approaching them was a pair of men in suits. One was an immaculately clean suit. Not a wrinkle, crease, or errant spot could be seen on the man's black suit.
>>45271212oh boy, this shit again
>>45271215>"I'm sorry, Naka-writefag, but the players have decided, you are dead!">"NO FAPANGEL, PLEASE I DON'T WANT TO DIE, THE CABAL IS THE ONLY PLACE I TRULY FEEL LIKE I BELONG">"Get out of here, you don't exist anymore!"
>>45271260 "A pleasure to make your acquaintance. I'm agent Campbell, and this is my colleague. Agent Foxx." The man motioned to his companion who was almost the complete opposite of him. His suit looked like he had lived in it for an extended period. The edges were worn, and rather than a simple mono-color tie like his companion Foxx wore a tie with an array of multicolored ascii characters forming shapes that Settle could swear looked familiar. Settle and Hate exchanged glances. Hate simply shrugged and went back to his meal. "Let me guess, FBI? Or is it CIA?" Settle asked. If these two were anything like the last four or five agencies which wanted his memoirs after L.A, then they were after something. "So what is it you want from me? Another interview?" Campbell laughed a little and adjusted his glasses, the man's angular face resembled a snake with spectacles. "Actually Admiral, we wanted to thank you." "Thank me? For what?" "For your help. After L.A we received quite the wealth of information from those ironclads. Despite the small pieces they had been reduced to. In fact we would like to present you with a gift of sorts. As a token of our gratitude." Campbell produced a briefcase, and removed a small wooden box from it about the size of a tablet computer. Settle gingerly accepted the item. It was quite heavy for its size. Slowly he opened it, the hinges gliding noiselessly. Inside, cradled by a plush cushion was a piece of metal, twisted and blackened. A small portion had been cleaned and polished, revealing the name etched into the brass. USCGC Sherman. "This was the largest piece we were able to find." Campbell said. Settle shut the box. "Who are you people?"
>>45271102>Nancy mirroring Settle's reactionaw yes, sexy survivor's guiltI don't even know why I approve so much
>>45271260Isn't this the time when Settle grabbed something off a female reporter?
>>45271186Done.I understand the importance of this vote... but... fuck, I hate saying this... if we are forced to trade Naka for those newly returned possible friendlies, then... then that's a good trade.Showing to them that the IJN of yore is gone - one of their old cruisers possibly going down in an effort to save them.I need a drink.
>>45271284 "We rep-" Campbell began. "They're sPoOOoooOOooky." interrupted Hate, wiggling his fingers. Campbell paused for a moment with his his eyes wide, mouth open, staring at Hate as he jammed another spoonful into his own. A few seconds passed. Campbell cleared his throat and he began again. "We represent the Hull Surveillance, Study and Suppression Special Task Force-- a group with the same goal as you, Admiral." Campbell bowed slightly. "Well then Admiral, Lieutenant. Thank you for your time. I assure you we will be in touch in the future." And with that the two took their leave. "What the fuck was that about skip?" Hate had paused with a shrimp tail halfway in his mouth. "I think that was a blowhard's way of saying hello." "I know right?" came a small whisper, "Campbell is soooooo full of himself." Settle looked left and right for the source of the voice, before looking at the semi-transparent cloth draping over the table. "I bet all those clothes weigh him down so he doesnt float away on all that hot air." Giggled the voice. "What the hell are you doing under there?" growled Settle "ACK!" The person underneath scrambled on their hands and knees to try and escape, but Settle was faster. In one quick motion he had hooked the mysterious skulker by the shirt with his cane and stopped them dead in their tracks. Like a fisherman, Settle reeled in his struggling catch, "Hate give me a hand with this." "Aye, Skip." In one motion the two men pulled hard, dragging out the mysterious person, who was revealed to be a girl, standing at perfect attention, if not for the fact she as flat on her back.
>>45271232>>45271253I'm glad someone is injecting sense into this
>>45271134Naka is smaller and faster than Perth, plus she has support.
>>45271267Nakas just going to get revived or something
>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.probably.I think.
>>45271320On whose side?
I wonder if the guy who offered to make Edwards AFB radio chatter is around yet.
>>45271309 "Who the fuck are you?" Settle rumbled. "Ms. D. Ridge! I'm with the two from earlier," She said as she eyed his hat. "Admiral..." "Settle." "Kettle?" "Settle." "Pebble." "Settle." "Special?" "Se-ttle." "Spittle!" Hate pushed his food away in between giggling fits. To try and eat more at this point was to invite an accident. "Se-tt-le." "Brittle." "Se-tt-le!" "FELLATIO!" The man once known as corporal Hate was lost to the laughter and the floor. The man once known as corporal Hate was lost to the laughter and the floor. "For the last time! My name is Settle! Admiral Ryan SETTLE!" He almost yelled. "Ohhhhhh." Said the girl who was still on the floor. "Nice you meet you Dadmiral Settle." She offered her hand. A gasp of air erupted from the direction of the seat Hate once occupied. The creases in Settle's frown grew even deeper. "Look was there something you wanted from me, or did you just come to piss me off?" "Actually I came to hmpfpfhpfhfpm." A hand belonging to the scruffy agent from earlier clamped over Ms. Ridge's mouth. "Shut up. Shut up. I swear to god shut up!" Yelled the agent. "But Fooooooxx I was gonna say something important!"
>>45271260>"That's good, you can go back to your meal Lieutenant." Thomas waved Hate back to his food.Uh... if this is a month before they went to Yokosuka, Thomas wouldn't - *can't* - have casually rank-checked Hate in public like this. Remember, when Settle first called Hate 'Lieutenant' in the Yokosuka CIC, it was a shock to him that Settle knew (and would use it against him to win an argument).
Option 1 has you dealing with the torpedo boats decisively... while doing nothing about the cruisers shooting up Naka, and nothing about the fleet shooting up Houston and Perth.Option 2 is going to get those gunboats killed. It might also do what it wants to do, but sending light combatants directly into a gunline is not a good idea imo. Option 3 still leaves Naka at risk from gunfire, and some risk from the torpedo boats, but her allies will mitigate the latter, while she increases Houston and Perth's suitability by a bunch. It's still dangerous, but that's life.>>45270929>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45271361>[ ] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45271348 "Is this like the time you were going to tell CINCPAC something that was vitally important, and that his tie was crooked?!" "But appearance is a matter of life or death Foxx!" "You promised to behave if I let you come along. This isn't behaving! This isn't anything close to behaving!" Settle cleared his throat. The bickering pair turned to him. "Are you two married or something?" Ms. Ridge blushed, cupping her face in her hands she giggled and rocked from side to side on the floor. "Not quite yet~" Foxx recoiled in horror. "No. No no no. Just...let's go." He said as dragged her across the floor by the arm. "I don't think I could handle someone like that." Settle muttered to himself. "Hehehehahahahahaha. Spittle." Hate giggled. "Hahahahaha. Dadmiral Fellati-OW!" Settle whacked Hate with his cane. "Shut up, corporal.">>45271353Pardon me while I go commit Sudoku. I thought I fixed that.
This Foxx guy has a lot of ambition, and I praise him for it.But his writing really is pretty crap.
>>45271353I'm thinking it's likely a dream sequence. Just like Naka's.
I don't suppose we could tell her to douse her lights and boogie out? Or is that what option one is supposed to be?Sending naka in among the boats is friendly fire waiting to happen, as is sending a Japanese ship charging at a pair of newly returned allied ships.
>>45270929>[x] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45271385Aim your votes at the right fag, mate
>>45271395Not really.Hes just bad.
>>45271397I've got it, a ship seeking set of light boats to fuck up Abyssals with.
>>45271421Too tired to care, roommates being loud and obnoxious.
>>45271303I really hope Planefag doesn't force us to make such a devil's decision.I absolutely hate the trolley problem. It's one of the worst things a DM can do and the source of many a fallen paladin.>>45271320>Naka wakes up in hospital bed>"S-Settle, where are you?">abyssal face swings into view>"Don't worry, you're home now.">[Naka screams, but the sound she makes is unnatural and metallic]Nakatime Act II begins.The story gets betterOnce Naka gets wetter.You don't have to agree.
>>45271348lost so hard he lost twice
>>45271386>Pardon me while I go commit Sudoku. I thought I fixed that.I can fix it to Corporal when I transcribe it, if you like.>>45271395... I'm not so sure. It reads and feels like something that *could* have actually happened before the quest got started, and if it *is* meant to match up with canon like that, details and continuity do matter.
HELL AND TEXAS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w4wZimQEnAbBC-w_U31oht5jfmN1Lf7JmQuPGLrsvN0/edit?usp=sharing
>>45270929>[o] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.Risky, but least worst option at the moment.
>>45271313People are far too attached what "BAD THINGS" that might happen to think clearly, but beyond everything?Every single person and hull in that fight knows the riskss and they volunteered for it.If they have to die to complete the objective or to save another, they'll do it with a smile on their face knowing that the next ship in line will carry on and take the fight to the enemy, and they will not die alone and forgotten this time.And if that means we have to send a CL past a brawl of CTs and torpedo boats, under hostile fire, to render assistance and smoke to another CL and CA, then she'll damn well cross that water and generate that fucking smoke, or sink trying.Because this is what everyone who signed up knew might happen one day, even moreso for those who started life in a slipway.
>>45271503too short, wait till you have something happen in the story before you post something mate. Other than that, not bad
>>45271503God, did that guy just literally pun a battleship into going Abyssal?
>>45271395no, this guy is really fucking bad at writinghis whole character is a special snowflake meme based on a bullshit story that never happened
>>45271503Well then. Interesting.>>45271563More importantly he's inside her hull after she made it vanish
>>45271503So, USS Texas is back and is a fervent Texan? Is she anything like Tex from Red vs Blue?
>>45271459these guys have an unnatural obsession with the Iowas
So which writefaggotry is considered necessary?People keep talking about Terry and Erry or whatever her name is, and I only know that they're Abyssal whores.
>>45271123Yes, this is why re-engining a ship is a very involved process that requires months of yard time.
>>45271503Well...cute, I guess.
>>45271549>>45271503This. I thought there was an error at first. It's almost not even worth reading. Not a matter of quality, just nothing is gonna happen in two pages on word with characters I don't know.
>>45271549Wanted the first impression to stand on its own. >>45271563Not exactly. >>45271585At the risk of being burnt at the stake for heresy, I have not actually seen Red vs. Blue.
>>45271563I think Jake never saw this macro. It probably would've saved his ass right about now.
Well, I'm going to bed. Good night.
>>45271585There's nothing really "Texan" about Tex maybe other than her theme song. She certainly doesn't have much of an accent.
>>45271465>The story gets better>Once Naka gets wetter.More or less. Probably not in the way you're fucking thinking though.
>>45270929[x] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.She's no safer in amongst the gun boats, best use her position to our advantage while we can. It's risky, but this is war.
>>45271503what the actual fuck is happen
>>45271643You're such a virgin, Hate.Of course it was a double meaning.
>>45271503Melp confirmed for knowing where some of us live.I find myself uncomfortable with this fact.
>>45271610Man, I won't burn you at the stake, but I'll definitely post this image.
>more nonsense from writefagsliterally what the fuck is half of this shit even
>>45271680TORPEDO CRUISER BABIES WHEN
>>45271713Content vastly more interesting than your whining.
>>45271224https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Perth_(D29)Here you go, anon.
>>45271459>>45271588Obsessions with Iowas are PERFECTLY NATURAL and healthy. Just ask Hate.
Best Navy coming through.
>>45271795>look daddy, you can see the wires lifting it up!>yes, they really did do a poor job
>>45271744entirely debatable in this case
>>45271459>>45271795Pictured: orbitalfag's idea of a navy
>>45271708Went to Hell awhile back. Friendly town, folks have a great sense of humor. /Amazing/ ice cream joint that sold all the town merchandise. For folks in or visiting Michigan, I highly suggest you drop by. It's worth going a bit out of your way. >>45271712'm sorry anon. I have a /lot/ of shit to catch up on, and that's somewhere on the list in the midst of a shuffle of anime and Netflix series that I'm desperately behind on. >>45271713>>45271856As always, I'm taking critique if you're putting it on the table.
>>45271854That's literally the point, anon.
>>45271825Only navy to ever surrender en masse coming through, you mean.The only navy to start a western-European communist revolution, you mean.Go sit in the corner, High Seas Fleet, and wallow in your eternal shame. You are a disgrace on Germany's memory.
>>45270929[x] Charge Naka past the torpedo boats while the gunboats keep them busy - she needs to lay smoke for those two cruisers, or they're going to get their asses shot off.
>>45271888Texas in a nutshell.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke9wtbzGjCIWriting is... interesting.Hope Karl is okay - being launched into the air by an irritated battleship sounds like a quick way to get every bone in one's body pulverized, or critical internal damage at the very least.
>>45271717>NAKA AND HARDER>ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT>GAZING INTO EACH OTHER'S EYES>IN THE MISSIONARY POSITION>THEIR NAKED BODIES UNDER THE COVERS, COLD NOT-SKIN AGAINST WARM SKIN>THE ONLY SOURCES OF LIGHT THE FULL MOON AND NAKA'S BLUE EYES GLOWING LIKE ST ELMO'S FIRE>THEIR FINGERS ENTWINE THEMSELVES AS THEY HOLD HANDS>OTHER AS THEY BEGIN TO MAKE LOVE>NOT FOR PLEASURE, BUT FOR THE PURPOSES OF REPRODUCTION>USING SIGNAL FLAGS, NAKA GIVES HER CONSENT WITHOUT SPEAKING A WORD>AND THEN THEY FUCKED>THE SEX THEY HAD THAT NIGHT WAS SO MINDBLOWING THAT EVERY SINGLE SHIPGIRL ON THE BASE HAD LEWD DREAMS>ARIZONA SPOKE FOR THE FIRST TIME, BUT IT WAS SOMETHING TOO LEWD FOR A BLUE BOARD>ERRY AND TERRY WERE INSTANTLY DEFEATED BY THE PURITY OF NAKA'S LOVE AND THEY SURRENDERED TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO BECOME MODERATELY SUCCESSFUL FOLK SINGERS>SETTLE WAS TOO CRIPPLED TO GET AN ERECTION, SO HE WAS KEPT UP ALL NIGHT BY THE SOUNDS OF WILD AND PASSIONATE BABYMAKINGTHAT WAS ALSO THE NIGHT BATLEAD GOT LAID AND KNOCKED UP A CARRIER, BUT THAT IS A STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME.THE END.
We having the next thread this Wednesday I assume?
>>45272010>THAT WAS ALSO THE NIGHT BATLEAD GOT LAID AND KNOCKED UP A CARRIER, BUT THAT IS A STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME.>THE END.You better tell that story, anon.
>>45272010>ship spirits can communicate with dreams>literally give everyone else wetdreams due to passionate sex>nearby abyssals become unsatisfied and now want teitokus to fuck
So, an attempt at one last tactical analysis. Not booting up cmano again tho.The Lekir (corvette) and one of the gunboats is westmost, skirting the coast to avoid the hyper-lesbian torpedo barrage that's coming.The aforementioned torpedo lesbians are prepping their fish in the western half of the strait, with Tatsuta and Tenryuu nearby them.The frigates are still in the rear so far as I can remember.Sendai and Jintsuu are in the east half of the strait.Naka-chan, Katsuri (corvette), and four gunboats are south of Sangiang island, in the dead center of the strait, as well as some abyssal torpedo boats.Houston and Perth are to the southwest of them, in line the with strait's centerline, very thoroughly engaged in combat.To their southeast are four vessels firing on them and on Naka.To their west is the rest of the invasion fleet.The corgis are still in the air
>>45272069Hmmm... I guess that does bring up the question: how does Radio Free Vengeance invade our ship's dreams in the first place? Could other ships do it? Is there some ship soul noosphere that we could tap into?Be nice to do the reverse of Radio Free Vengeance. And yeah, send lewd thoughts to abyssals just to blue ball them until they come home.
>>45272010Yellingbird smut best smut
>>45271892>the only Navy in recent times to outfight England>most scuttled themselves to avoid the shame of surrenderAnd back then, communism wasn't the meme it is today.
>>45272106Naka will host a radio program called NAKA TIME to convince allies to return.Also, embarrass Harder by blabbering to everyone about him.
>>45272104You forgot the fast-movers incoming and on-field.
>>45272104>SpoilerThat, my friend, is what you call our ACE IN THE HOLE.
>>45272156>outfight EnglandYou still turned your tail and RAN the moment you made contact with the main fleet, Hans.>most scuttled themselves to avoid the shame of surrenderAfter a year sitting in captivity under the guns of the Royal Navy. After WILLINGLY sailing into internment.
>>45272185I liked calling it Radio Lullaby.
>>45271971> That videoI'm sensing unexpressed anger. > KarlNot exactly /okay/ but she threw him into the water at non-terminal velocities. Which isn't to say it was a pleasant feeling.
>>45272204NAKA TIME is my obvious reference to the aforementioned story.
>>45272202>You still turned your tail and RAN the moment you made contact with the main fleet, Hans.And kicked the shit out of the British fleet the entire way.>After a year sitting in captivity under the guns of the Royal Navy. After WILLINGLY sailing into internment.Nobody knew what the terms of surrender would be for a very long time, they thought they might have a chance to save the fleet. As soon as it was clear they couldn't>scuttled
>>45272229Yeah, NAKA TIME can be like an interview segment follow a couple hours of music.
>>45272192Right, we've got a CAP up (so whoever it was that was paranoid about Abyssal night-fighting carriers can probably rest a bit easier now) and the rest of our air assets are inbound.
>>45271795It's not a fucking obsession
>>45272235>And kicked the shit out of the British fleet the entire way.No, they didn't. After the scouting forces broke contact with each other, the only ships that sank were German. SMS Hannover ring any bells?
>>45271386What was the point of this writeup? we learned nothing and it wasn't funny. Were we supposed to like this girl? Is she supposed to be charming and not come across as mentally disabled?
>>45272284Pommern, right. Wrong Deutschland class. However,>still chased from the field of battle>never sortied in force again>losses inflicted were not as devastating as losses incurred
>>45272287Look at the size of that bait cap'n!
>>45272274They inflicted heavy losses on a superior enemy force, and withdrew before they could be surrounded and destroyed.Face it Britcuck, they kicked your shit in and there wasn't a thing you could do about it.
>>45272287A glimpse of what Settle and Hate's lives were like before they reached the Looney Bin that is Yokosuka?A few Wacky Hijinks, to counterbalance some of the Doom and Gloom we saw leading up to this fight?Just a couple of theories. Personally, I thought it was okay.
>>45272217Any landing you can swim away from...
>>45272309>still chased from the field of battleWithdrew after sinking twice the tonnage and inflicting 3 times as many casualties on a larger force fielded by the greatest naval power in the world at that time.>never sortied in force againThey simply never had the resources to sortie the whole fleet ever again. Men were being taken from the ships and pressed into the infantry.>losses inflicted were not as devastating as losses incurredTwice the tonnage, three modern battle-cruisers utterly destroyed, for the loss of some torpedo boats, an obsolete pre-dreadnought, and a single battlecruiser.
>>45272321Call it bait if you want but I just wanted to see anons reaction to the writeup. I thought it was neat until they pulled the bitch from under the table like a bad magic trick. Probably the change of the mood so drastically. Wierdo NSA suits show up and drop a piece of the ship Settle sacrificed in La to lawls so fanny name puns. I think the shift would of gone better reversed, open with the jokes and get into the grim. Leave us wanting to read more than groan at the awful humor.
>>45272437Holy shit what happend, you cant even dislike something on 4chan anymore without being called a Baiter or salty.
>>45272287Here is your >>(You)
>>45272470its probably samefagging to be honest, same shit happens to me whenever I point out stupid shit
So basically what you navy people are saying is that 1. Gets Naka out of danger and leaves the boxed-in ships in their predicament2. Gets Naka out of danger and puts the SEA ships into serious danger themselves.3. Keeps Naka in danger, but she'll be doing something productive as she gets shot to bits, and if she succeeds she'll unstick Houston and Perth and benefit from the escape path she left for them.She's not going to comply with #1, since she already wasn't willing to wait for air support. It's wasted breath.#2 is spending making a poor tectical decision for Nak's sake, which is horrible. Even if she does survive, it's not going to help her at all when she comes back knowing lives were spent to keep her sorry ass floating, and our attachment to her is a burden to every other ship she fights with.#3 kills Naka, in the worst case. But that's it. Her death leaves a retreat path, doesn't endanger anyone else, and is fantastic PR. it's a sound tactical move that sutures up old wounds and leaves behind a legacy of heroism for the technically-an-abyssal. If she fails.
>>45272486>>45272425>>45272360>>45272354baka desu senpai
>>45272522Naka will survive so long as we don't fuck this up.
>>45272570naka will survive exactly as long as Dan wants her toowhich is forever
>>45272570She's literally one push away from going full abyssal and this battle is what will doing it, just as her last battle started her on this road.
>>45272354>>45272360>>45272425>>45272486When did 'you have a valid point that I don't have a satisfactory answer to' become 'bait.'Like, that isn't just this, I saw this happen last time as well.
>>45272599Evening Crix. Couldn't contain your hate boner? There wasn't even a Nakatime tonight, you verminous fucking cur.
>>45272570Thag presumes we haven't already fucked up hy giving her the first order she wasn't willing to abide. Maybe if we sent her forward in the first place she's have cleared her tubes before they got a bead on her, or something.
>>45272604>She's literally one push away from going full abyssal and this battle is what will doing it, just as her last battle started her on this road.Stop acting like there is some switch flipped where you just go Abyssal.Abyssals are the ones that are fighting against humanity. As long as Naka doesn't make that choice then she'll be fine no matter her appearance.>>45272627Yes it does presume that. I don't feel like treating her like a delicate twig that will snap at any moment. That's not productive.
>>45272621crix always posts with his trip because he basks in the saltMaybe more than one fucking person is tired of this Naka shit you fuck. There's more writing content for Naka than there is for goddamn Settle. Shit should be renamed "Naka Quest".
>>45272621>No more Nakatime>Not now>Not ever
>>45272614When the valid point is framed not as an impersonal argument but rather as a personal attack apparently designed to provoke a hostile response.
>>45272614I thought we are supposed to hate everything here until its proven to be not shit. It starts as shit and tries to move up. So even if the writeup is not terrible if its not good its complete trash to us.
would naka accept nuclear love or is her hull still too shit like errybody else oh right i know the answer all wwii boots suck monkey balls
>>45272669But it gets called bait even when its a perfectly logical and objective argument, so why bother?
>>45272660Settle's controlled by a fractious collective of retards, gun autists, racists, and serial assholes and you wonder why another character might be easier to write for?Today in Shit You Should Have Realized Already: Writefags Have More Time To Write Shit. Film at 11, you sheep-raping fuck.
>>45268334So, is this a new quest or are you just not numbering them for some arbitrary reason?
>>45272669Ah, okay.So it's Tone Policing. That makes sense.
>>45272735He doesn't number them, yeah.This is thread 115.
is the mars exped still on in this fiveminfuture or has that been canceled too
>>45272718>Settle's controlled by a fractious collective of retards, gun autists, racists, and serial assholes and you wonder why another character might be easier to write for?Go fuck yourself. We are many things, but we aren't JUST gun autists.We're also boat autists and tank autists and artillery autists and this is all headed by a plane autist so go stick a dildo up your ass, SB.>>45272735The Greek must have forgotten the thread number by now. It's probably on the suptg archive.
>>45272718Also because she's Dan's self insert, and he literally does nothing but suck his own dick every day while writing her.Remember when planefag said he had bent over backwards to support his writefags?What he really mean is that he had bent over backwards to support DAN's writefaggotry, which now has more important plot bits than the main fucking character and the next ten secondary characters combined.
>>45272746Hi SB!>>45272799Hi Crix!
>>45272775>NASA no longer exists due to lack of funding>SpaceX likely is kingYeah, that's a given - no extra-planetary operations until we deal with this shit at home(captcha is cacti)(well you're one prickly sonuvabitch aren't you)
>>45272812>Hi Crix!>everybody who disagrees is the same person!Hi dan.
>>45272839Who the fuck is Dan?
>>45272822because our industry is absolut shit thanks obama
Who the fuck is Dan?
>>45272839It's a meme you dip.
>>45272655>Stop acting like there is some switch flipped where you just go Abyssal.No, I don't think there's a switch, I think there's a sliding scale and Naka is right now slipping from 80% to 85%.>Abyssals are the ones that are fighting against humanity. As long as Naka doesn't make that choice then she'll be fine no matter her appearance.That is the default opinion we've had, but I think Shigure was namedropped by Terror for a reason. There have been lot's of characters in writeups who've experience the "blue eye" phenomena that Shigure has, but none have been directly called out on radio and had Terror act like they were a POW or defector.I think Shigure not only is an abyssal right now, but was always an abyssal and she was just asymptomatic or hiding it. What is happening to Naka physically is the result of CL Oni and Terror fucking with her, which is not happening to Shigure.I don't just joke that Shigure is an abyssal infiltrator. I actually believe it. Well, probably more of a defector, but maybe she started out as an infiltrator. At this point, she's on our side, but she's at the 100% abyssal mark and ain't coming down, which led to Terror reminding her that the Sea hasn't forgotten her and she better not fucking forget her true nature and allegiances either.So anyway, enough crazy personal theories, back to Naka. Her going 100% abyssal and betraying humanity are two seperate issues. See AWOL, where a ship not only told humanity to fuck off but told abyssals to fuck off too and forced another abyssal into her motley crew.All of this adds more evidence to my belief that abyssals are a race or aspect of shipgirls, not a faction or a "side" in the war. Abyssals are not evil cartoon villains that twirl their mustaches, they have a list of grievances and one of those is "humanity has used, abused, thrown away, and forgotten us." They are revanchists, not spawns of satan. Naka going full CL Oni and adopting that ideology are two different things.
>>45272865>>45272868writefag that does naka
>>45272877you're a meme
>>45272776The Greek? We have a Greek on /tg/?Quick, make him pay denbts!Just kidding, I'm a Greek too.
>>45272865>>45272868I would guess... Naka-poster's identity?>>45272884I, personally, want to see more of Shiggy and Battle-Buddy Marine.
>>45272884>I think Shigure not only is an abyssal right now, but was always an abyssal and she was just asymptomatic or hiding it.>I don't just joke that Shigure is an abyssal infiltrator. I actually believe it.now this is autism
>>45272884I completely disagree with you on Shigure.Like, 100%. >>45272886Allegedly, yeah. Anybody who could confirm or deny that would ahve to be someone internal to the clique and thus havee a bone to pick anyway
>>45272913Nah, it's just a different opinion.>>45272866THIS HOWEVERThis is stupidity.
>>45272776Not SB, and you have my apologies. I did not mean to impugn the breadth of your interests. ...That's not sarcastic, I honestly didn't mean to imply that. >>45272799Can you show me on the doll where Naka touched you? And when you're done, can you explain why in the fuck you're this salty? Naka's author busts ass for those writeups. Fuck dude, I'm sorry you got molested by a peper shaker as a child but to be frank you're throwing a temper tantrum for completely baseless reasons. It's not like we don't know you had access to the internal at some point; the list of folks you could possibly be is so small that only your dick is shorter. If you're gonna make shit personal, you can at least have the backbone to declare yourself. I mean, after you're done raping the sheep. I don't wanna disturb your sex life.
>>45272922I've seen the name dropped here enough to be convinced its him.Easier than saying naka-poster, because that's planefag more often than not.
>>45272962>getting this mad because somebody doesn't like a writefagayyy
>>45272965Eh, I just think it's in poor form, in terms of audience behavior. you do you tho.
>>45272962totes navyfag desu senpai
>>45272987...Have you /seen/ the shit this reader base gets mad about, anon? 'Cause I gotta tell you, a quick archive dive will show you some shit that'll cull your faith in humanity.
>>45272799Who the fuck is Dan, anyways.Obviously you're referring to Nakaposter, but where the hell did the name come from.
Question: are the torpedo-boat chronicles going to resume any time soon?
>>45272962Hello Navyfag. You should probably kill yourself tbqh.
>>45272799>Remember when planefag said he had bent over backwards to support his writefags?>What he really mean is that he had bent over backwards to support DAN's writefaggotry, which now has more important plot bits than the main fucking character and the next ten secondary characters combined.Or in other words, you're mad because planefag didn't collaborate with you as closely as he did with someone else. Jealousy is an ugly thing
>>45273022Crixsalt says no.
>>45273011I think its an assblasted writefag, probably had access to the channel at some point.
>>45273022Probably not since nobody has gone and groveled at Crix's feet for a new chapter.
>>45273022Doubtful. Crix seems dead-set on ignoring the people who liked them in favor of shitposting at the people who hate him, which doesn't help his already-shit personality.
>>45272669>What was the point of this writeup? we learned nothing and it wasn't funny. Were we supposed to like this girl? Is she supposed to be charming and not come across as mentally disabled?I'm really not seeing the personal attack here.>But why?>This is why it couldn't be the most common whys>Is it this other possible why?>This is why I think that why doesn't make sense>SINCE I WORDED THIS AGGRESSIVELY IT IS NOW A PERSONAL ATTACK
>>45273032Damn. Liked the entries. Always good to see the world more fleshed out (not like that).Also, we should probably stay clear of Sendai and Jintsuu after the battle. Jintsuu in particular.
>>45273022Maybe if you offer your first born to crix he will. Lord knows nothing else will stroke his ego cock enough.
In all likelihood at this point it's probably some completely unrelated trolle who has picked up on enough of the details of this ~riveting~ and ~important~ drama to stir shit up for funsies whenever they please.
>>45273094Why on Earth would we want that? He's shit. All of the writefags are shit. The only good one is Naka. Everybody else should just stop wasting thread space with their crap.
what about railgun coastdef what about those huh
>>45272913>>45272922Do explain why Terror brought Shigure up at all, because so far this is the only thing that's made sense to me.The result of her namedropping Shigure was basically Goto taking charge of the situation and probably helping Shigure come out of her funk. And furthermore, the entire "we demand you return Shigure to us" situation by Terror gave us key information on the fact Abyssals were sentient, which is kinda a big slip.Meanwhile, Harder's little breakdown seem to have been over the fact Shigure fired her guns at Naka and he could care less what Terror said on the phone. I don't think he was even there. For Terror to try to use Shigure to get to Harder to get to Naka, she would have to have absolute certainty that Harder would find out about the Terror namedropping to begin with. Why we didn't completely initiate "what just happened never leaves this room" double secret classified mode I cannot understand, but Goto easily could have.Convoluted mindgames and a Dark Knight Joker level of prediction are not something Abyssals are known for. The more simple explaination is that everything Terror said should be taken at face value, Shigure is an abyssal, but she does not or has cease to believe in the Abyssal revenge ideology.Once again.>Abyssals are a kind of shipgirl. They are not a hive mind, they can be threatened and bullied into abandoning the cause of the Voice Below in at least one situation. Naka has gained no new misanthropic tendencies, no matter how her body changes, so physical change does not correlate with allegiances.>The Ideology of the Voice Below is something common but not universal to Abyssals, and this commonality is likely due to the fact the Voice Below originally summoned them. Naka does not believe this, Shigure does not believe this, and Shinano rapidly cast it aside. Erry and Terry are true believers. All have logical reasons for which side they are on at the moment.Also Shigure has always had blue eyes. Always.
>>45273102So like that guy who shittalks artists who aren't pixel because he knows it's <guaranteed replies?>>45273130Nothing really bad about them, I'd think. It's just the tech isn't mature enough for wide-scale deployment and operation.
>>45273119You wound me, anon. And as usual, I'm taking critique for anyone who cares to give me a read and set some on the table.
>>45273119Bama isn't shit ;_;I do honestly miss Navyfag's stuff as well. The behind the scenes Parker bits helped me actually figure out what the fuck was going on, BECAUSE LORD KNOWS OUR LOCAL AERONAUTICAL HOMOSEXUAL LIKES TO JUST NOT MENTION SHIT SOMETIMES.
>>45273139>all blue eyed girls are abyssalRIP every fucking German ship
>>45273139Because Shigure came close and she isn't a special case/being a contrary bitch about things like Naka is?
>>45273150But all drawfags that aren't pixel or catte ARE shit.This is an objective fact, they're the only ones that ever made meaningful contributions with the sanctioning of planefag.
>>45273161>ParkerYou know he got scrubbed from canon. Just forget about him.
>>45273139Your theory sounds like a mad conspiracy theory.It's not terribly convincing.
>>45273119I like Maya and Tenryuu, tyvm.Same with Alabama and Shimakaze.RFV, while creepy as fuck, is still quite interesting - Melpomene has managed to capture the essence of two very hate-able enemies that one can also feel the slightest bit of sorrow for.>>45273130Needs a bit more infrastructure in place for an integrated railgun/coilgun defense grid. Good idea, though (better than your 'GIB POI REACKTOOR' or 'SSTO TRANSPORTS' bullshit).
>>45273173Guess what, Shigure ain't European. Blue eyes are unusual for a Jap, no matter how anime chooses to distinguish their characters by adding a variety of different hair and eye colors. Unlike Naka, whose eye color changed, Shigure's eyes just grew brighter.>>45273174Lot's of shipgirls have come close. We just had a writeup with one such case.The way Terror acted was not a way you'd coax someone on the edge to come to the opposite side. It was more like the way you'd ask for a POW back.
>>45273189He was literally the one who tipped us off to this invasion mate.>>45273186Can't forget deculture, anon!
>>45273161Fuck, I completely forgot about Parker being originally a write-in role.Him too.
>>45273189What? He appeared literally last session.
You guys are all idiots and forgetting the easiest explanation:PSYOPS, YOU DUMBFUCKS.I highly doubt base comms are encrypted to any degree and what do ALL ships have? Radio gear, which can intercept! All they'd need to do is get radio intercepts that Shigure is in the brig for reasons and then they place the call, demanding her release "back" to the sea.If we're dumbfucks and do it, voila, intel goldmine gift-wrapped to the Abyssals, if we don't, exactly what you chucklefucks are autisming about, a whole whack of groundless theories and useless shit that we can't confirm and only sows fear and paranoia.Terror played most of you like a fucking fiddle, luckily Goto saw through it.
>>45273212This is beyond borderline autism.Go see a doctor.
>>45273119RFV, Maya & Tenryuu and Shimakaze are perfectly good writeups, and the latter two do a good job balancing out the darker stuff.Feelthy's shit was amazing even if the writer wasn't.Parker's stuff was interesting "expand the world" kinda stuff although I didn't really give a fuck about krautbotes.
>>45273212Or she's just a shitty terrorist who tried an amateur false flag because she thinks she's sowing dissent. Outside of one KNOWN hostile that is known for trying to fuck with people we have no evidence outside of one troubled girl who has made no tactical moves whatsoever.
>>45273194What conspiracy? Shigure is an abyssal who does not believe in the Voice Below and is currently hiding her true nature. She wants to be on our side, that's why she's here. Maybe there's a story behind how she got here, but we don't know it yet.Terror tried to remind her what she really is and what Terror believes her true loyalty should be to, and did it rather gently I might add, and tried to tell us that she is considered there's, something that they did not do to Naka who is their pet project. They could have easily focused on Naka and no one else, but instead they ignored her entirely for a literally who.
>>45273255Not quite 'last session', but recentlyhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/44905410/
>>45273245>NPC tries to do x>another NPC prevents itIf that's the case it might as well have not happened at all.
>>45273269Nobody gave a fuck about krautbotes, they were just there to interrupt what would have otherwise just been "INFODUMP 2: I HOPE YOU LIKE ACRONYMS BOOGALOO"
>>45273212>Guess what, Shigure ain't European. Blue eyes are unusual for a Jap, no matter how anime chooses to distinguish their characters by adding a variety of different hair and eye colors. Unlike Naka, whose eye color changed, Shigure's eyes just grew brighter.Jesus christ go get help. There's dozens of ships with blue eyes, and there's the ones with yellow, red, purple, green, etc. eyes. This is fucking anime.
>>45273312I'm still under the impression that Graf got sunk en route to Yokosuka and that's why we haven't heard from her recently.
>>45273307>Abyssal plane tries to kill Settle>Hornet prevents itYou're right, that basically didn't happen>>45273315They're also literally fucking ship spirits. Purple also isn't a fucking common hair color, and yet here we are
>>45273307You realize that even if Goto said that, without the actions of the muhreen and ourselves she still might not have believed him, right?And isn't that EXACTLY what some of you chucklefucks complained about earlier, that Settle has to do EVERYTHING and no NPC can ever do shit on their own?Make up your own fucking mind. Goto did the final part of the job because Goto is a fucking Admiral of the JMSDF and despite his lack of proper surface warface credentials he sure as fuck is a hard motherfucker for his ships.
>>45273312can nazi engineering handle nuclear love
>>45273333Considering the behind-the-scenes, that's probably what happened. She just got picked off in the Pacific and nobody will notice she's gone for weeks.
>>45273333Graf and the other naziboats got deleted from canon when Navyfag bitched out and started shitposting.Which blows, because we even had nice art of her (somwhere, I never actually saved it).
>>45273361They're flying over tho.They'll arrive in the background and exist in the background as "oh they're busy on patrols".planefag can remove them from the 'shit he has to deal with' pool without killing them
>>45273200>I like Maya and Tenryuu, tyvm.>Same with Alabama and Shimakaze.>>45273269>RFV, Maya & Tenryuu and Shimakaze are perfectly good writeups, and the latter two do a good job balancing out the darker stuff.Awww, thanks anons! I'll add my .02 and say the Shima writeups are amazing. I *hated* little miss slutmikaze until I read those, now she's one of my favorite IJN dds. And Bama's just the best. She's so darn sweet all the time, it's a nice change of pace from the issues botes who have issues.
>>45273361They were flying over. Unless the abyssals have SAM's now, planefag probably just removed them from canon.
>>45273362A little bitch rewarded as a little bitch deserves. I prefer to think they were sunk without anyone noticing.>>45273373>>45273376>Abyssals don't have carriers
>>45273351>Goto is a fucking Admiral of the JMSDFThat begs the question - which I have been wondering for the past few weeks - is Goto a full four-star Admiral or somewhere around Settle's rank (which is, I think, RDML)?
>>45273339Abyssal planes don't have some master plot which you're alleging Terror had.>>45273351Well if Terror's phone call was meant to spread doubt and it instantly failed, why put it in the story rather than at least letting Goto have a moment of doubt that Settle could react to.The purpose of the phone call was not to try to get to people, it was exactly what it looked like. It was asking for a prisoner exchange. Shigure for Buchanan. And Goto said there would be no negotiations so the deal never got into specifics, but Shigure got a message from Terror.The reality is the idea Terror had some sort of psy-ops scheme is the real conspiracy. That relies on a Rube Goldberg succession of people being in certain places at certain times and doing something very simple like hanging up the phone or not putting it on speakerphone or simply not accepting the calls at all.The simplest theory is Terror is telling the truth about Shigure, but there are certain aspects of that truth that lead to Shigure not being a threat to anyone on base.
>>45273389>abyssals have carriers with planes that can intercept a jet flying at 500 miles per hour at 40,000 feet
>>45273376>>45273389>>45273417Shhhh... don't want to poke orbitalfag again...
>>45273406It's never been stated. When Settle first met Goto I believe it was explicitly mentioned that we couldn't see for whatever reason.The clout and command he has suggests quite a bit though
>>45273428Wait, what if just dropped an asteroid into the ocean. Wouldn't that kill all the abyssals?
>>45273439Among other things, probably
>>45273447We could build underground cities in mine shafts.
>>45273435"no"Speed with both aircraft and ships seems to be consistent with what they could actually do.You don't have a predreadnought from 1898 doing 33 knots just because Iowa can, or Hornets Hellcats flying at mach 2.1.
>>45273439>>45273447...Now you got me thinking myself.How much explosive force would we need to turn Mount Suribachi into a pile of rubble? Because I'm just seeing a human-driven conveyor belt of dead Marines coming out of that mountain, trying to take it conventionally.
>>45273351>And isn't that EXACTLY what some of you chucklefucks complained about earlier, that Settle has to do EVERYTHING and no NPC can ever do shit on their own?Yes indeed, fortunately I also disagree with the chucklefuck above.Just remember there's 86 unique posters here.
>>45273410> Ship is already hated and distrusted> Give the base more reason to hate and distrust her> You know, the base that gossips like whispering demonsSeems simple to me, Tinfoil Hat Anon.
>>45273471ONE DAY WE'LL CAPTURE A WO-CHAN, EH?LEARN HOW TO SUMMON THEM OURSELVES, AND THEN, WOLLAP!OUR TURN TO DO SOME WIPING OUT
>>45273482>people think someone is unlucky>the phonecall contains sensitive information about the nature of abyssals and should be classified>shigure's episode should also be classified>nobody finds out and it's all just rumorsWow. It's fucking nothing.Totally worth revealing that Abyssals are lead by sentient shipgirls.
>>45273460>leveling effect makes abyssal equipment just as good as modern antiship weaponry>but it cannot make their aircraft able to intercept a bogstandard airlinerIf you really want to go down this path, this means that all modern jets are immune to abyssals, and that's fucking retarded.
>>45273410Have you ever considered that the entire chain of events leading to the phone call stopped Shigure from deserting entirely, or begging for it to happen?Shigure saw that not only would her CO flatly state that Japan was behind her, but she saw that even as she tried to kill herself that Americans, the ones she killed and fought and died against in the war considered her a comrade in arms like any other and would die to protect her.That pretty much shut it the fuck down, hence why the phone call failed to do jack shit.Shigure knows the score now, and the score is that the full might of Japan, America, and their allies stand beside her.
>>45273507this is planefag, he does whateverthefuck sounds good at that moment
>>45273507To be fair, this is a girl who left pirate treasure to 'pay' for the pallet of booze she stole from a truck and called it good.A master of OPSEC she is not.
>>45273439no ability to perform spacerock capture due to no industry to construct spacecraft we suk we deserve this
>>45273508What part of "New plane go fast, old one go slow" do you not understand.Modern bog-standard airliners fly at speeds beyond what the fastest carrier based planes of WW2 could hope to achieve.And just so you know, so far our jets HAVE been practically invincible, and have shit all over abyssal aircraft.
>>45273510>Have you ever considered that the entire chain of events leading to the phone call stopped Shigure from deserting entirely, or begging for it to happen?So why do it to Shigure then if you just fucked yourself over, rather than Naka who was only outed after the phonecall.Terror could have spilled that Naka was mind controlling people and didn't tell anyone about it. I don't think Goto knows Naka has gone through some changes, does he?Now there's a good psy-ops opportunity. Much better than the fucking unlucky destroyer who, as you said, is on the path to running away anyway but if Goto is pressured will help her feel needed and useful.You people are so caught up in your own static worldview that you don't consider things could be hiding under our nose.
>>45273540Bat-Lead got shot the fuck up though And one of our fighters went down in the drink, no indication as to whether or not the pilot survived
>>45273540Batlead's flight lost two planes, if I recall correctly. And he and the Zero were able to dogfight with that abyssal plane just fine.I still think that "airliners are hopeless abandon hope now" is retarded because the quest literally started with us flying over the pacific, but the leveling effect does seem to include speed sometimes.
>>45273524Point. But she, or Erebus I forget which, was at least smart enough to give a false name while talking to Naka and I doubt Terror went through her little phone call without at least telling Erebus about it and getting it all okay'd.
>>45273567Erebus was smart enough to use a false name. She's also not the one in charge of the radio, or the planning, and she's not sure how to feel about starving people out.Terror's the one running the show, and she's a bit of a blockhead.
>>45273565Discounting the fact the Leveling Effect is literally code for "whatever's good enough to make it interesting", it probably works better when the two parties are directly engaging.A fighter is built to fight other planes, so the leveling effect will naturally make fighters be capable of fighting other, better planes, but has zero reason (to use the term loosely) to allow some random abyssal to shoot down a passenger airliner way out of range that's doing fuck-all to it.
>>45273565quest started that way byssls could ave adapted by now started hittin aircraft we know they can spot satellites
>>45273613You aren't even orbitalfag you're just some idiot trying to bait out some (You)s by (badly) copying him.
>>45273362There is no actual proof that Navyfag is the one shitposting. It's either Hornet or Crix, and I lean hornet because fuck that faggot
>>45273549Because, they don't KNOW that. At least Terror didn't.But they could have easily intercepted radio traffic that said Shigure was in the brig for reasons, and took a shot at a psyop, assuming that her rep, general state and the fact that HOLY FUCK ABYSSAL ON THE PHONE would make us just let Shigure sail to her doom.Terror tried to take advantage of an opportunity and failed, and it handed us a win.These things happen in war, accept the bonus and don't expect it to happen again.As to Shigure wanting to run away, I doubt she does anymore. She saw a regular human from a country she fought implacably take all the hurt she could throw to keep her from ending herself, and I think that really shook her more than us or Goto. Now she's probably more confused than anything, wondering why a Yankee Jarhead cares so much about a useless, cursed ship like her.Not in a good space, but better, and far easier to work with. Stick her with Sammy, Naka, and Willie and she should recover. Hopefully.
>>45273613Well, I'll hold on until planefag tosses us a news story or briefing about airliners getting shot down
>>45273561>>45273565Bat flight got into a fucking panicked, low/slow altitude dogfight with DOZENS of enemy fighters.They STILL managed to shoot down almost every one of them, for the loss of two jets.I have yet to see mention of abyssal planes doing 500-600-700 miles per hour, so I have no fucking reason to believe they can yet.
>>45273622Seriously for all the grief he's caused hornet should have all his writing taken out of canon
>>45273633This is true.Huh, almost just like a certain poster's CMANO scenario playthrough.Did any of the pilots that got shot down make it, or did they both die?
>>45273653Nah, the writing's good.And honestly keeping it canon is probably the biggest cruelty that could be inflicted to him, fucker hates writing for anons
>>45273653Quality of writing is still fairly good, and it did do somewhat well for characterization (even the shocucku lewds).
>>45273362Retcons are lameReally there are so many other reasons to claim they didn't show up, like having these phonecalls happen before the Battle that got all those Brit shipgirls sunk.
>>45273561Bat lead got shot the fuck up by a friendly SAM going off too close.
>>45273186>But all drawfags that aren't pixel or catte ARE shit.>doesn't mention Just Another Artfag's awesome paintingsPretty poor bait, fisherman-kun, but here's your >(You) anyway
>>45273610>>45273878Maybe, but the Abyssals pulled some pretty frightening capabilities out of their asses at the Battle of the Bonins. One of their subs fired modern high-speed active-sonar-homing torpedoes at an American SSN. Another pop-up Abyssal fired a SAM at the air-refuelling tankers deployed to support human forces, even though it was (presumably) maintaining normal cruising height and speed (comparable to those of a normal airliner).Air-travel may have gone unmolested before the Bonins, but there's no telling how long that will last. "Whatever makes the story more interesting" is my guess. Such is the Will of Planefag.
>>45273622Navyfag has been done with KCQ ever since he left the writechannel, that's 'done' as in 'doesn't follow the threads anymore'. Hornet, on the other hand, continues to follow the quest and continues to enjoy it: "I hope the quest remains successful and entertaining, and that Deme keeps on writing." Those are his exact words. Dude's a lot of things but I find it very hard to believe he'd shitpost anonymously.
>>45274231Sometimes I wish /tg/ had IDs because I wouldn't be surprised if >>45273622and >>45273653was samefag The single troll who's become obsessed with the writefags he doesn't like has gone beyond sane levels of butthurt.
>>45273675Can you really blame him?
>>45273389>A little bitch rewarded as a little bitch deserves.... it's kind of hard to argue with that logic, actually