Previous thread: >>1652938A Londry remix, adapted from original art and concept by Cognis. All jank you may experience is my own.Your job: Commander of hunt-and-harvest fighting drones. Your job is performed from the relative safety of an armored moving factory. Your job requires the cooperation of a few others like you and a disposable army. Your job is a vital one.The probable causes are many and muddled, but today, feral Veggies roam the the ruins of a disaster-riven Earth. Saving the planet is a distant dream dreamt from human bases in the depths of deserts where most Veggies will not go. More attainable is the monthly harvest quota. The folks in orbit and beyond still need to eat, after all. No purestrain produce survived mankind's exodus to the Moon and Mars.What are you doing listening to this spiel? There's a situation at hand!
Crawlers Fis’Kiire and Akolon are due for maintenance at a supply base located in the Sarklaeus Desert. We have encountered a heavy Veggie proto-infestation and are currently in a running engagement. Full assault is neither a priority of this mission nor expected of a crew of Cadets.If you’re just waking up to this mission, some grogginess is acceptable. All we need is for you to remember how to man the fabricators and get your drones moving and doing work.If you have questions, get them answered soonest by me or your colleagues. For tech support, drop by the #Skirmish channel on Rizon.
Ambrose and 2 squad making a splash.Portside needs some propping up to traverse that hill, AKN! FSK, you’re crawling up their ass, hold uuuuuuuu… whew. Nearly took out AKN’s crane there.Strike fighters en route, Hosei. Cross your fingers. They only have the crawlers to guide them, and no signal at target site. >Enemy turn incoming
Dense group like that, fighters'll probably hit something anyway.Contact with Pump-Kins, AKN. You can handle that kind of damage, but not for too long.>FSK 26/30>AKN 26/30>Commander turn
>>1682800Fighters hit! They didn't manage to kill the pump-kin, but hopefully your drones can finish it off as well as the Curcubitae!4A, 4B and 4C gather some vegetables and bring them back. There are more coming 1-ward, too much to deal with.>!$CC: 6/6>_@
>>16828234D... please don't pull too hard on that exposed cabling.> 2 Deploy 1/2 Soldier
And let's not forget all these thing's uses.
>>1682835AKN's Commanders will have their hands full. Someone from FSK needs to pave the way.
>>1682800Please pull back, FSK! We can't turn here.>!$ ammoCommand 6/6>_@
>>1682800>Operate PDTs>-Deploy 3B-Skr 3 from starboard craneCC 3/6>_^2
>>1682835>>1682838And once again, Unbox is 10 tiles. I'm going to fix that on my end this time.
>>1682911What does '+1 terrain' mean? Do you lose the ability to resupply after you unbox?
>>1682923There are 4 shades of brown terrain on the map. Lighter represents higher terrain.Unboxing in fact lays out tiles of ammo on neat little placemats.
>>1682800Darn, 2A said she wanna visit the humans in orbit one day. Reversing our crawler.>2 drive reverse 55>2 deploy skirmisherCommand 5/6>_^2
>>1682990Will unboxing allow our crawler to go over that hill?
>>1684279The crawler cannot sit or travel on more than two different levels of terrain. It's kind of a difficult decision and an odd design. Lots for me to learn. I'll do it myself if no one wants to.
I couldn't see the three levels of terrain in front of Akolon without that enhanced imaging overlay. You might want to up the contrast on the terrain height Command.Time to to clear the deck my pretties.>!^5>_@Command: 4/6
>>1682825Cadet hosei, there's a group of veggies coming in from the north. Could you have your drones intercept them?
>>1684605In light of this, I'd like to put something to a vote. I think it's still possible to succeed with what's available, but I acknowledge there are problems with my design. >Continue play with terrain as drawn.>Merge two lowest (darkest) terrain heights.
>>1684899Leave it to me! I want to order Strike Craft onto them first, though, there are too many and one of my drones might get hurt.
>>1684970>Merge two lowest (darkest) terrain heights.If we can't tell the difference we'll just be running into hills all day. I say merge, then improve the contrast for the next map.
>>1684970>Merge two lowest (darkest) terrain heights.We've been acting as if it was the same color from the beginning.
>>1684970I personally enjoy the challenge we're facing right now, but i'm ok if everyone else want to merge it.>Continue play with terrain as drawn.
>>1684970Either way, I'm fine. I've been able to see the differences in terrain this whole time after all. I'm a bit worried though about how we'll get over this bit, especially since our drops are so inaccurate.
>>1686136That's just a dusting of sand, no hindrance.
Merging it is. Processing.
Packages in tow, Hosei. Get 'em moving back while they're still in signal range.Ambrose, you're resupplied, so send your drones on their way. 3 squad's itching for a fight.2 squad still being absolute hellions. Not bad, for how little direction they're receiving.
>>1686608Come on, my pretties! Kill them all!>!^2Command 6/6>_@
Runway clear. Fighter service available immediately.No movement detected from eastern Pumpkin Patch.>Commander turn
>>1686680Wait, whose turn was the last one then?>!^2Command 6/6>_@
>>1686694That is to say, it is now Commander turn.
>>1686680All thing considered, that went pretty well for my 1st squad. Time to set up the 2nd squad.>!>~3-hex direction 5 of 2F>2 deploy skiCommand:5/6>_^2
>>1686680>Drive 222>-Deploy 3C-Skr 3 of starboard craneCC 3/6>_^2
>>1686680>Deploy Signal drone from the bottom fabricator.>_@Once Akolon moves up a bit let's push the throttle on this crawler.
>>1686680Okay, we'll regroup with 4D and then protect the northern side again! Bring those veggies to the AKN, if I get them near me I'll /die/. My allergies are really serious!Hmm, if my experiences with 4A earlier were anything to learn by, then drones go in a straight line for waypoints! So if I do this...>!> 5 hexes 2-ward of 3B, 1 hex 1-ward.They should group up between the FSK and the AKN with the supplies, right?CC: 6/6
Processing is happening. Sorry for such a delay.
There's been time for the Pump-kin forces to build up in that forest, but two clean shots from a Soldier can clear that right up.
>AKN 10/30Yikes. Okay. I don't see this working out. Hurts to say it, but it's time for us to withdraw. We can't take the loss of a whole crawler and crew. Get back the the withdrawal zone and the veggies should leave us alone.>Fighters reloaded>Commander turn
>>1693610Somebody get on the turrets!>Drive 555 in reverseCommand 6/6>_@
>>1693610Command, we need to check the manufactory that made 3B, she's non-responsive.>Operate Turrets, prioritize pump-kin>-Deploy 3D-Skr 6 of Port crane, Prior to AKN moveCC 4/6>_^2
>>1693610I swear i ordered a skirmisher, oh well. Full reverse! Sending in my drones to draw their fire. Somebody launch those fighters!>2 drive reverse 55Command: 5/6>_^2
>>1693610>>1695911But muh drones! Oh man we need those fighters now but if I launch them then my drones can't move out of the way.Dammit.>Launch fighters, target the pumpkins infront of AKN.>_@