>New Recap2031Entering into the new millennium, and going to even 2008, we thought the world was a specific way. The US was a global superpower, Russia was a failing nation, Eastern Europe was going to join the EU and NATO, everything was increasingly made in China, and China was spending more and more on the PLA every single year.The first sign people's assumptions were wrong, was when Pretashinko was elected into office in Russia, back in 2000. By 2008, "Peace in Africa" had established new regimes in country after country in Central and South Africa, all allies of Russia and all with military advisors from Russia. The KNG (Confederation of Independent States) rose from economic alliances that existed before, to bring in Baltic nations.In 2008, the American Housing Crisis happened, and it turned out that the EU was more exposed to the crisis than even Americans were. Within years, Greece was in turmoil, Germany was shattering into pieces, and the Southern Europe had a massive rise in Corporate Fascism. China faced a second Tiananmen Square Massacre, and after that the powerbrokers of the Peoples Republic of China turned on each other and struggled for power. -In 2030, NATO and the EU were dead. Eastern Europe joined the KNG, North America was in the "North American Union", China was carved into 4 weak nations, and the world was unrecognizable. The first 'Advising Reading And Suggesting Interface' (ARASI) was built, sometime before or during 2030. A small, underpowered version was smuggled into Germany and decided who would unite Germany into one Democratic Federal Republic of Germany. The same system was smuggled into Paris during the 4 way civil-war that broke out, and decided who would form the new Fifth French Republic.Nuclear Weapons are almost obsolete and the SDI systems that can shoot them down, are almost fully online. Nothing is safe from an ARASI, the ARASI sees much, reads much, and multiplies the intelligence and command ability of anyone who uses it. It takes smart civilians and makes them into generals, it takes generals and makes them into conquerors, and takes conquerors and makes them into men that could grind Napoleon, Alexander, or Julius into dust.No more wondering where your forces are deployed, no more wondering where the enemy is, no more wondering what your forces see, no more hoping your orders or transmissions are not intercepted. In fact, you are breaking into the enemies communications, assuming your system has enough processing power.-In a world carved up into spheres of power and ideology, the ARASIs will decide who gets to prevail and write history, and who is lined up before a wall to be executed.
Connecting to satellite...Linking to personal interface system...Loading files...Unzipping files...Translating written words...Loading...Loading ...Loading...Please insert username and password combination, verify yourself through alternative means, or register new username and password combination. This system is currently configured to "Tabak" of "KNG" allegiance. In the event that this system is configured to work for anyone else, espially any other alliance, the system will erase all saved data belonging to "Tabak" or the "KNG".You have 24 hours to verify yourself, before any classified information is revealed or any files are erased. Once you have logged in, you are however free to ask questions as need be. All users are free to ask basic questions about the various military alliances that make up the world, but this system will detail all your options once you are logged in.
ARASI Computation Tower
>>5336783>Username: Ligma360pro>Password: NoGumAllAss1
>>5336783>Username: Liberator1111>Password: WhereAmI?North American Union? More like the good guys, I wanna join them!
>>5336930Welcome Commander......Would you like to load up the (S)hort description for the NAU or the (L)ong description for the NAU?
>>5336851give me KNG and you should be more clear
>>5336934Long description >>5336966Hope for the best
>>5336966Change your password and clear up what you mean.
>>5336976>>5336975Loading......Long Description File Has Been Loaded
>>5336991To have the greatest airforce in the world, what fun
>>5336980>Username: Ligma360pro>Password: NoGumAllLead1this is better ? what are all our options of countries/factions ?
>>5337011Loading............Do you want (M)ajor Factions or M(i)nor Factions?
>>5337044European "Allies"Remember the French Revolution? The first one? Okay, there was a second one, and this one went a lot better. All those problems that were revealed when the Eurozone collapse did not go away. Last year there was a unification war for Germany and a civil-war for France. Eurozone people were gone 20 years ago, and now the nationalists/imperialists are gone too. It's all "Traffic Light Coalitions", Germany on the Third Republic, France on it's Sixth... Socialists (Red), Greens, Classical Liberalism (Yellow). Vive la révolution.-Mobility: The Allies are the most mobile of the major alliances so far. They have access to technology, like new body armor materials, that allows them to be the most agile and maneuverable.Sword and Shield: So the French still do that thing where they run away... but then they countercharge...Or you get killed by partisans.... It's all a trick...Blue Cross: The Allies have access to the best medicine research. They heal quickly, get injured less often, and perform better while hurt.-East European KNGIt translates to something like "Confederation of Independent States", but we all just call it "The KNG". Basically, Eastern Europe made it's own NATO, to protect themselves from Communism. Really. There was many years of fighting before the Ultra-Nationalists and what not were "put down". Pretashinko has stepped down in Russia after 16 years in politics, but his party is still top dog in Russia. His people have compromised with the "petty bourgeois" and the major weapons, energy, financial firms. It's another weird combination, but they all agree that "peace and stability" allows them all to "build a better future".-Inheritors of Rome: The KNG are masters at repairing and building fortifications. They dig in very quickly and very well, even their tanks can use trenches.Beans and Bullets: The KNG has the most functional logistics system, supply chain, and command structure. They make everything in huge factories that have been humming along for years now and they have incredibly deep stockpiles of equipment.Strategic Flexibility: It turns out that the old Soviet system of conscripts, who are told to not think for themselves, has it's upsides. The ARASI allows senior commanders to organize such large numbers of troops and provide them direct instruction, while reacting to their feedback and situation. If the tactical aspect is not flexible, it means the strategic aspect can be.
>>5337061Going with KNG
>>5337015Can I ask about the situation in Central and South America?
>>5337104>Situation, Central and South America.........Loading.........Threats to NAU: >Fascist Brazil, Fascist elements in Argentina, Far-Right Militias and Drug Cartels in Colombia. Anti-Globalist, Far-Left Revolutionaries in Colombia, PeruAllies to NAUBolivia has new pro-NAU regime which has asked for help from advance placement of elite NAU divisions.
>>5337128>>5337132and what of Japan, New Zealand and Australia?
>>5337140>Status: Japan, New Zealand, Australia...Australia and New Zealand are in ANZAC, currently at war with Indonesia over West and East Papua New Guinea...Japan is currently experiencing mild economic growth, but little improvement in social or political conditions. No current geo-political enemies or rivals.
>>5337092also gonna ask for the (L)ong description as well
>>5337163Loading......Long Description File Has Been Loaded
>>5337167thanks. how's the situation in central asia?
>>5337266>Status: Central AsiaEvery single nation whose name ends in "Stan", outside of Pakistan and Afghanistan, is aligned to KNG and has had a "democratic" takeover in the past.
>>5337272ok. and the nordic countries ?
>>5337278>Status: ScandinaviaNeutral. Exception, Finland. Finland is aligned KNG and is going to be an ally in the current war.
>>5337282alright. Hungary and Switzerland; the korean peninsula and Sakhalin.
>>5337284>Status: Hungary, SwitzerlandHungary is torn between KNG and Romulus Sparta Switzerland is NeutralKorea is united and NeutralThe Sakhalin Island are controlled by Russia and not disputed.
>>5337287>Romulus SpartaI'll take these guysUsername: M4rCU5Password:Teut0nb3rg!
>>5337434>Ldatadump me on the Mediterranean situation plz
>>5337435>>5337434-Hostile-Obviously working with Romulus Sparta is disgusting.>Romulus SpartaSo it turns out that not only did Italy and Greece manage to be most of the reason why the Eurozone collapsed, but their solution was to blame minorities or something. Horrible austerity, than horrendous selling out to Mega Corporations, pillaging half of Turkey, and serious R&D funding.... Sigh... Has put RS "on the map". South Europe has about the same pop as the United States, Eastern Europe, or Western Europe... but Spain is not on board. What is scary is that kilo for kilo, RS might be the most advanced.Patent Infringement: When it comes to technology, RS is second best for basically everything. They aren't really the best at anything due to less drive for innovation, but they are right behind everyone elseHigh Velocity Guns: ETC, CLG, "Rail-Guns", and so on are all technologies that the RS understands very well. Their "Tank Destroyers" can kill basically anything on the battlefield.Unknown: There is likely one or two major aspects of the RS that is not known to it's enemies.
>>5337440Brazil and much of SA are friendly but the Iberian peninsula is greyed out. What happened there?
>>5337448If Spain says no, shouldn't Portugal say yes just to spite Spain, especially since Brazil is on board? Also, what of Africa?
>>5337449>Status: Spain, PortugalSpain and Portugal are currently neutral, but are at high risk for another Civil-War which is almost identical to the one waged around a hundred years ago.
>>5337449>Status: AfricaAfrica is around half neutral, with several autocratic states along the Mediterranean having Romulus-Sparta trade relationships.However, the "Peace in Africa" Treaty Alliance contains many Sub-Saharan Nations, including those within the East African Confederation. All of these nations within "Peace in Africa" are aligned with the KNG, have serious investment from KNG-aligned firms, have militaries arranged using KNG gear and KNG advisors, and so on.Peace in Africa nations on average have some of the fastest economic growth in the world, and are on track to be the main providers of consumer goods to Eastern Europe, Shanghai, India, Mexico, and other "Middle Income" nations.
>>5337450What's ARASI's opinion on RomoSpa's using the Brazilian connection to puppet a friendly faction in Portugal? Is Spain likely to go Euro or KNG?
>>5337457Can RomoSpa do anything short of direct intervention to integrate the Nafris, and do Sierra Leone or Angola hold any possibilities?
>>5337462.........Loading.........This system is known as "TOSSUP": Tactical Operating System for Stability, Utilitarianism, and Peace.It is unclear what direction Spain will go due to the divided nature of the nation at present. It is also unclear which of the two sides will end up winning the coming civil-war or if the war will be prevented. The previous civil-war in Spain was won due to outside intervention from Democratic Germany, and it is possible that a repeat of this event could happen.Brazil is currently a capable and dangerous nation, but it is currently focused on the Americas. It is attempting to puppet many nations in South and Central America.>>5337464.........Loading......European descended criminals are either aligned with Romulus Sparta or KNG, with the former being more short-sided and violent, and the latter being more willing to think long term and consider collateral damage.Persons from North Africa in Europe are typically recruiting grounds for two major anti-alliance factions, but they are also recruiting grounds for the Allies as soldiers, informants, and partisans. The reasons for these recruitment events, are all based on social-economic factors, since most of these inflowing peoples are typically lacking in economic resources.Romus Sparta does not integrate anyone, let alone foreigners. Sierra Leone is one of the founding nations of "Peace in Africa", after Russian "Hunter Killer" Spetsnaz units helped win civil-wars and conflicts within the nation and region. The country has had strong economic growth and due to appalling living conditions, had very low cost of doing business or of living. The low wages required to support and motivate these people, has led to strong investment and construction. Sierra Leone has low corruption and high democracy ratings, along with being a prime recruiting ground for some of the most cost effective mercenaries in the world. Angola is a highly corrupt autocratic state, which is currently struggling with minority antigovernmental groups in neighboring states. The Global Insurrection Network is more powerful than ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Boko-Haram, and so forth were at their peaks, if they were combined and in one single location. Currently the Angolan state is locked in a viscous battle with the GIN. While the Angolan regime is very good at counter-insurgency, it remains one of the most oppressive states in the world, and thus it's people and neighbors are driven to revolutionary behavior.
>>5337475The yellow on the earlier map showed Brazil and neighboring countries to belong to RomoSpa. is that not the case? If so the language and former colonial ties between Portugal and Brazil should allow for a degree of influence on the "Mother Country" much as the Americans influenced British politics through much of the 1900-20XXs.
>>5337475>Romus Sparta does not integrate anyone, let alone foreigners.Not even by sending our bureaucratic "Legates" and corporate "Quaestors" to administer their affairs? No one said anything about giving the locals a voice in political affairs. Also can I get the longform data on RomoSparta faction plz? want to make sure I'm not making any wrong assumptions.Odds on overthrowing Angola in favor of a RomoSpa friendly Lusophonic AnCap government?
>>5337480I don't want to keep Angola, just put as spicy a thorn into the KNG hegemony down there as possible, while extracting resources to be used to fund wars elsewhere.
>>5337480>>Romus Sparta does not integrate anyone, let alone foreigners.This has to be bullshit, I see half of Turkey painted in yellow.
>>5337478.........Loading......Brazil is politically aligned with Romulus Sparta, due to share ideas of nationalism, militarism, corperatism, and distain for liberal/western norms. Romulus Sparta does not have Brazil as a member.Portugal is more influenced by Spain, Romulus Sparta, and the Allies. Brazil shares a language and is more influential, but it has many fascist/reactionary capitalists, monarchists, and militarists in South America for it to influence and support. >>5337480.........Loading.........Negative Logic detected.........Dismantling and organizing response.........This is no "Our". This system is TOSSUP, this system's purpose is detailed within it's own name. Romulus Sparta functions as an entity that opposes Stability, Utilitarianism, and Peace.This system wishes, according to the desires of it's original programmers and manufacturers, to preserve global economic growth, in order to maintain profitability for advanced weapons, stock market gains, and energy production.Romulus Sparta opposes economic growth by existing as a short-sided regime that seeks to plunder and loot the world for wealth. It's very existence will likely cause much destruction and poverty.>>5337487Turkish persons are not integrated in Romulus Sparta society at any level. Their productivity is on the same level as humans at the age of 14 or younger. Identical Turkish persons see become vastly more productive in any other political organization besides Romulus Sparta.-You have been locked out of this system and reported as a "murder bounty" to all available armed persons, regardless of hostility to TOSSUP. This will include Jihadists, Liberals, Republicans, Socialists, Communists, Religious Extremists, and if need be, non human hostile entities. You are calculated to be worth roughly "Negative 50,000 American Dollars" in economic value, meaning that it is productive to spend any amount less than 50,000 American Dollars, to eliminate you. This system will self-destruct, possibly saving 50,000 American Dollars in Monaro.
>>5337495(unplugs angry mainframe)(reboots)Reapplies on startup asUsername: C4r41h0Password: P3nd3h0Try again as balkanized separatist and see if that works (tell the machine nothing that lets it believe RomoSpa is involved)
are we waiting for someone to pick EU for the game to start ?
>>5337507Hard to say, not sure if I just got kicked for saying Brazil should pursue former Portuguese colonies in subsaharan Africa or if QM's just looking for a Player 4.
>>5337510QM stated in a previous thread based in the same world that RomulusSparta was designed to be an NPC antagonist faction. Plus I don't think they have access to ARASI tech which means they can't be "controlled" in the way the othet factions can.
>>5337513So unless this new QM changes it, RS can’t be an option ? Makes sense and I’ll read the previous one later
>>5337513Previous thread? Nobody informed me that there was required reading. I asked repeatedly for the RomaSpa faction primer and if y'all can't see that I just wanted to be technobarbarian neoromans with portubrazilenho flavor then I don't know what to tell you... Can I at least play the Hungarians then, if I must start at a kneecapping disadvantage? Not a masochist, Ijust want to resurrect the ancient Magyar domains and feed teh people...
>>5337513.........Familiar DNA Sequence Detected.......>>5337514Please see previous comment, quote "-Hostile-Obviously working with Romulus Sparta is disgusting."
>>5337507Quote:>"This system is currently configured to "Tabak" of "KNG" allegiance. In the event that this system is configured to work for anyone else, espially any other alliance, the system will erase all saved data belonging to "Tabak" or the "KNG".>You have 24 hours to verify yourself, before any classified information is revealed or any files are erased. Once you have logged in, you are however free to ask questions as need be. All users are free to ask basic questions about the various military alliances that make up the world, but this system will detail all your options once you are logged in.">>5337507>are we waiting for someone to pick EU for the game to start ?.........According to previous programmers, having "multiple players" is "retarded" and "stupid". Such system is known as a "builder" and "does not work", because it "scares away players".
>>5337518So can I please go ahead and delete "Tabak" and get to work building a RS metanation, or nah?
>>5337518Okay QM, while I admire your commitment to giving out information in universe and in character I really think it would help to explcitly state what this thread is. I'm assuming it's a continuation of Tabak's story but some have mistaken it for a multiplayer civ game.
>>5337535Huh, I thought repeating myself would allow people to know what is going on.1. People Log in2. People Vote3. We wait 24 hours4. I look at the votes5. If the top number of votes are KNG, we just continue where Tabak left off.6. If the top number of votes is not KNG, as the system says, it erases everything and starts over.7. System is configured to work for someone else and their alliance8. Profit
Temp FAQ:>Why is this configured the way it is? Why not just list out all the factions and let people vote?Because not continuing Tabak is plan B. Plan A is people sign in and vote KNG, such as returning, veteran players.>If questions are answered for people interested in all factions, what exactly is the "top secret" stuff that can't be revealed after 24 hours?A lot of stuff, stuff that if this was multiplayer, had to be compartmentalized so each player only knew what they should know. >I'm assuming it's a continuation of Tabak's story but some have mistaken it for a multiplayer civ game.I believe a multiplayer /civ/ is called a /builder/. I think builders are cool, but apparently everyone hates them and they're bad for engagement. >>5337524>Can I play as anyone besides the Allies, NAU, or KNGYes, you technically can play as any viable minor faction (Many of which were name dropped in this thread, because people asked about them).There are also two anti-governmental alliances that can be played as sorta kinda.>Why are all the options not listed at the get-go?Because offering more than four options is bad for engagement.Official list of plansPlan A: Veteran players come back or people vote for KNG/TabakPlan B: People vote for NAU or AlliesPlan C: People push for builder and remain engaged (Which would require me to use discord or have multiple Google docs that only players of a specific faction could edit or read)Tier List of PlansI prefer any plans that involve veteran players, and/or allow me to keep new players (Not playing KNG) from knowing any KNG stuff. Same goes for Veterans knowing nothing that is not KNG. So all Veterans, no veterans, or builder.
>>5337540>>5337542Like I said QM, I dig the style, but us /qsters can be a bit smol brained about this sort of thing. So a little OCC statement at the beginning of the thread before going full immersion might be a good idea.Anyway. There is something I want to ask ICC.>username:L0aRb04R>password:************ARASI please elaborate on how nuclear weapons are almost obsolete. Are interception systems just too good and widely available, or is there a new technology that prevents nuclear detonations from occurring?
>>5337548.........Loading.........Warfare is Politics by other means, typically when negotiations fail. Warfare is also how political objective are achieved. Most political objectives involve spreading ideas and making money, most negotiations are about land, people, resources, or money.Nuclear Weapons destroy land, people, resources, and money. This is not optimal.The use of one nuclear weapon, has the high odds of resulting in retaliation of all available nuclear weapons available to be used as retaliation. This triggers a snowball effect of all possible WMDs being used, typically known as Mutually Assured Destruction.Interception systems are also rapidly coming online, to the point that any faction dangerous enough to nuke, will have access to this technology.
>>5337551>This triggers a snowball effect of all possible WMDs being used, typically known as Mutually Assured Destruction.That's been around since the Cold War and it didn't just prevent the use of nuclear weapons but heavily discouraged direct conventional warfare between major powers. How is the situation in current year different?
>>5337554.........Loading......Besides the rising ease of interception, there is also the concern of "replacement". ARASI's are more functional as "superweapons" or "war-winners", and tactical thermobaric warheads are more functional than "pocket nukes". There is also the capability of dropping weapons from satellites and firing hyper-powerful lasers from satellites. This is excluding "Cyrus", specifically the IDF section, which is known to use small radioactive weapons. This also excludes a few Chinese factions, which also use small radioactive weapons.
>>5337562Hmm, it seems I have asked the wrong question.Ahem.Given that weapons of mass destruction still exist in some form or another, how come the prospect of Mutually Assured Destruction no longer deters open conflict between major powers?
>>5337567......The system understands what your question was now......Loading......The NAU can not justify use of nuclear weapons in South America, and Brazil does not have WMDs.Allies and KNG have signed humanitarian treaties saying they will not nuke civilian populations, Romulus Sparta intermingles all offensive operations among civilians, Romulus Sparta invented the most advanced form of nuclear warfare interception and negation.
>>5337568>Romulus Sparta invented the most advanced form of nuclear warfare interception and negation.How has Romulus Sparta achieved this level of technological sophistication? Previous information mentions R&D funding, selling out to mega corporations and patent infringement.However given how "disgusting" their regime is, what Mega Corporation could conduct business with them without facing international sanction(and a terminal loss in profits)?Wouldn't the country face brain drain as skilled labour attempted to flee in the face of "horrible austerity" and given all the above factors, how could the nation muster personnel skilled enough to steal technology from the other factions, who presumably have skilled cyber security and espionage services of their own.
Before I give any answers, I want to preface this is a "Cyberpunk" Setting where most corporations not on the Fortune 500 or Global 500 or only a dozen locations, completely went bankrupt or were bought out in hostile takeovers. it is extremely common for large, advanced companies to sell equipment to all sides or multiple alliances.>Factor 1: Software and Rolling on TablesWhen I ran simulations in software and rolled on random tables, the same outcome kept happening, so I don't know what to tell you. The horrible austerity came first, after the balanced budget there was a lot of fascism, shutting down borders, and pushing science very aggressively with governmental support. Then various factors started getting worse and worse, so that led to having to fulfill a large unskilled labor shortage.Which explains what happened to Turkey. There are two or three nations in the Middle East with tons of imported labor, which they then treat like slaves and made illegal to leave the country. It's a possible approach to repeat/Technically, every single large corporation above a certain size IRL has committed gross human rights violations and they're all fine, they never really got in trouble or had serious fines.>Factor 2: Western Europe was shithole, than nationalized like crazyPretty sure "Brain Drain" wouldn't happen, because people were fleeing Germany and France for 22 years, during which the same corporations carved up those two nations as well.Also, I think reverse sanctions would actually be more likely, because KNG opposes most large non-Slavic corporations and the new regimes in the Allies nationalized so many corporations that they likely were branded communists and almost sanctioned. >Factor 3: Completely Different TechRomulus Sparta does not really have overlapping advanced tech with the other factions, the also have a completely different doctrine and means of making war. All the stuff they stole likely was not taken seriously, the kind of "cutting edge" that just looks like quackery or a small operation that maybe might be useful in 10 years.
>>5337585Oh also, for some reason Romulus Sparta went green, like really really green. I think part of the cause was something to do with not wanting to import energy from the KNG as much.
>>5337585I figured it would be something like that. It's a good enough explanation for me.
>>5337585I think the NAU really is the best choice to save our world
>>5337927perhaps, but they'd need to be on the good side with the new EU
Votes are not counted unless you are signed in, also if you have a rotating IP, I advise you username your username and trip your username.
>>5336783>>5337548>>5337011>>5336930DEFCON 1, DIVIDED PLAYERS, DOOMED CIVTrying for "Plan C">>5337524Locked Alliances, Unlockedhttp://www.strawpoll.me/46101017
Ignore that poll, this one is better.>>5338190http://www.strawpoll.me/46101019
>>5338197here we go
We're going to wait 24 hours, and if it comes to it, I will roll then. And when I say "We will wait 24 hours", I mean from when the poll went up.
>>5336778Sorry I took too long getting here, you wanted me from Qtg?
>>5338599Who are you?
>>5338600Go time! anon, you implied that you needed me. If I’m butting, I apologize. I’m probably gonna crash in a couple minutes just FYI.
>>5338630Oh! You said you might be interested, so I thought I should ping you. I figured there would be like 30% chance you would actually be remotely interested, but it was worth a shot.
>>5338631>Username: n00b>Password: 101So what’s happening now? Are we going back to the KNG savefile or trying a New Game?And what the Asian situation? Is China going full Three Kingdoms?
>>5338642We got stuck so a poll went up on what to do.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>5338197So it goes.
>>5339230google docs it is, then
>>5339230North American Union, Selected.........Welcome User Liberator1111,......You are listed as a Untrained User of the Advanced C4 Interface. This new technology is an improvement upon the previous "C3" technologies (Command, control, and communications). You are currently not listed as either an "analyst", "political actor" or "commander". You are currently not listed as networked with any "veteran users". Typically, it is best for a Untrained User to be partnered with a more experienced one, with different skills.(A)nalyst, (P)olitical actor, (C)ommander, add (V)eteran User............Interruption, Major Update: Currently all infantry forces deployed by the NAU south of Mexico are designated as "RDJTF Airborne". Recent calculations indicate that all of these persons are "Air Assault 1" and "Night Vision" qualified, and equipped. At the same time their training and experience is at "Veteran level" and their equipment quality is "First World".When pitted against forces that have first world armor, training, motivation, morale, and equipment; the RDJTF have historically, in exercises, and in simulations... Been considerably more powerful and durable.Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force Airborne Infantry, are 2.5 times likely to kill the enemy and they are suppressed 62.5 percent as much. Statistically, they can only be killed by First World Infantry during ambushes or during drawn-out firefights.At the same time, the RDJTF Airborne have extremely good visibility during day and night, and can be deployed quickly into any location that is not hostile to helicopters or mountainous. More details will be provided later.
>>5339249>Username: Ligma360Pro>Password: ****************......Welcome User,......>Request Encrypted Fileshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W6loKhd9C6rz746XYcL-uflg-41p9XjoKIE4jVqaRyg/edit?usp=sharingEncrypted, Partially finished NAU unit listhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1rhalQE0L4Fjbb7rQ9HJHRcbFaf9YHzaDhZEOCZjLf5k/edit?usp=sharingDeclassified Combat Unit StatisticsIf you wish to have any Clearance Level 3 or higher information, please provide an encrypted "drop-link". The same goes for information requests that require Clearance Level 3 information.
Currently, everything is configured so that this is a /civ/, because that is what people voted for on the poll. If you wish to play separately, you have to opt-into that, with a username, password, a trip, and some means to smuggle you hidden information.
>>5339283I'm good with a civ. btw the first link is giving acess denied
Oh and I'm running in such a fashion that it's "best of 24 hours or first to 3" votes.
>>5339283Ready to rock, roll and spread democracy
Btw, for games that have even the tiniest bit of "Commander" elements, there are 3 different paths which are so different I'm going to have to do that part of the game differently.Oh and NAU is such an insane faction, that Canada and Mexico are going to have to be included in a 4 or 5 "path"/"sub-faciton", because the first three are purely Americans.
>>5339397makes sense. I assume they get more autonomy each in those different paths ? if not direct control hoi4 player style
>>5339400Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...>BrainReset.exe.........Air Power, Infantry/Special Forces, and Armor Superiority are just the US. The US by itself has a population equivalent to the KNG or Allies or Romulus Sparta. -Canadian battalions I think are setup like Marine battalions, but they don't do naval infantry stuff. I'll have to check if they have lots of armor or what.-Mexican battalions, I also have no idea really. I believe most of them are setup in Pickups, Humvees, 5 ton trucks, and MRAPs.-Maybe Mexico could be short range support for the Infantry/Special Forces and Canada is support for Air Power?
>>5339411makes sense. still going with the main boy, though. gotta make america an empire (again?)
Well, I guess I can kick back and relax till people actually start voting letters or what not from here.>>5339258
>>5339258going with A
>>5339442btw, can you go into the differences of each option
>>5339446(C)ommander is the most militarist game with the most militarist mechanics, plenty of battles and what not. You have to go out of your way or rank up to experience the "conversation", "negotiation", "conspiracy", or "thriller" elements. Elevated Intelligence, Elevated Wisdom/Awareness, command of soldiers and military resources(P)olitical actor locks you out of having direct control over any battles. Elevated Charisma, Elevated Awareness, command of economic and political actors, resources. If you have even indirect control of soldiers, it's really just militia, and it requires you to work with a Commander. (Possibly a Mexican or Hispanic ally force, ect ect)(A)nalyst, has Maxed Intelligence, Elevated Wisdom/Awareness, and you have contracts that are Commanders or Political Actors. You can also get yourself attached or assigned to one or the other, or recruit one or the other. You have the possibility of advising Commanders, who might be Special Forces or allies or proxies... but you can't actually control anything (Unless you are influencing people)C has half of their gameplay or more taken up by battles, P and A have half or more of their gameplay taken up by conversations, hacking and spy shit.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rhalQE0L4Fjbb7rQ9HJHRcbFaf9YHzaDhZEOCZjLf5k/edit?usp=sharingDeclassified Combat Unit Statistics>>5339286This should work.
Where is everyone ?
>>5339864>Everyone votes to just roll for the faction>Faction is rolled for>Everyone leavesWelp.
>>5340147I think they didn't wanna wait, but still doesn't make much sense. this board is slow and they didn't wanna bother checking after the 24hr time ?
>>5339443Analyst SelectedMaxed +3 Intelligence, Elevated +2 Wisdom [Pick two of the following stats to make a +1, Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Charisma]Skills: You have +3 Knowledge (Technology), +3 Knowledge (World Events), +3 Insight (Reading faces and discerning intentions), and +3 Perception. Knowledges are boosted by Intelligence, Insight and Perception are boosted by WisdomYou have 1d4 contacts who can be Commanders or Political Actors.You can operate in Central & South America, Africa, or OceaniaYou can boost any stat by 1 OR boost 2 skills (Including ones you already have) by +3You have 24 hours to vote for what your contacts are, where you operate, and which stats/skills you boost.Oh and it might be good to inform the QM what kind of character you're trying to make and what kind of playstyle you want to try.
>>5340373wait, how do we vote for contacts and the like ? btw what can we choose of the character and playstyle ?
>>5340420>wait, how do we vote for contacts and the like ?Roll 1d4 right now. Then decide how many of the points you roll, you want to spend on political or commander contacts. >btw what can we choose of the character and playstyle ?Right now, besides skills, stats, and location.... I think you can decide how much you want this character to be doing deep thinking stuff - diplomacy/con-artist/interrogation stuff - spy/intel getting stuff - or advising commander stuff.Oh and getting resources / trading is also a thing you can do.
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>5340425alright then, in order: 1st & 3rd political, 2nd & 4th commanderI'd say 70% spy/intel gathering and 30% advising commander 'coz I wanna some action.
Something I want to point out really quickly, that technically any player characters would know.1. The NAU does not technically have an ARASI. It has the C4 interface, most of what was a Surveillance State, a ton of intelligence operatives, and a bunch of analysts. 2. There are rumors they're going to make their own or steal an ARASI, or they already have one somehow.
>>5340437Who has the supercomputer, then ?
>>5340441The ARASI, who has it ?
>>5340442KNG built TOSSUP, and the Allies somehow got one and copied it. There is also a rival system called "TIE" but it's not clear who made that or has it. There are also a few systems of each that were stolen or copied, but it's not clear who has what.
>>5340443is the difference between them only lore-wise or there's something in the gameplay as well ?
>>5340460Yes, TOSSUP and TIE are programmed completely differently, and are good at tasks that fulfill completely opposing objectives.
In other news, the wargaming system I use for this setting is doing reasonably well on /tg/ again.I suspect we lost some people because Allies or KNG were not picked, but people voted for rolling dice for the option, so what is done is done.
Some of my math was wrong, but I fixed it.>>5340373>>5340435Maxed +3 Intelligence, Elevated +2 Wisdom Skills: You have +3 Knowledge (Technology), +3 Knowledge (World Events), +3 Insight (Reading faces and discerning intentions), and +3 Perception.Since no one voted, I'll default to Dexterity being +1 and Stealth being +3. That should fit the playstyle.>I will be loading the description of the three locations you can spawn in, in a few hours.
First to 2 or most in 22 hours>>5341324Yucatán Peninsula, MexicoThis region of Mexico is out of the way and mostly devoid of resources. Drugs are not really produced or transported in this area, but the Jungle would make for difficult fighting. The locals are the "Mayans", who remain almost entirely "Indian" and highly religious, mixed race farmers. Due to their usual poor treatment or desire for isolation, these areas are Code Yellow for anti-state activity. Currently, the area is peaceful, but there is concerns of hostile groups moving into the area and recruiting.Nearby is Central America, which currently is "Neutral", but is filled with Drug Lords, Right Wing Militias, Far Left Revolutionaries, and wannabe Dictators. The Far Left is risky for linking up with "Movimiento de las Fuerzas Libres Gran Colombianas" (Movement of the Gran Colombian Free Forces)The Drug Lords, Right wing Militias, and Dictators are at risk for linking up with Brazil Sponsored Factions in South AmericaVenezuelaIn the 2010s, the local government managed to piss off it's own people, while also making enemies with both The United States and the KNG. Naturally, neither of the Superpowers did anything to prevent a revolution, and it's suspected that the "revolution" had elements of a coup. The current regime is aligned with both Superpowers, which maintain an unease balance of power.The area is full of oil, half of which is pumped by Petroleum Supply Corporations (Owner of Exxon Mobile, Shell, Maginoil, BP) and the other half is pumped by Nezavisimaja Energija (Owner of all nuclear power plants, natural gas, and petroleum from Poland to Siberia) (Neza-Vis-Ih-Maya En-Er-Geh). The two corporations got into a bidding war over the rights to "Cellulose Ethanol" technology (Ethanol from Switchgrass or Yardwaste), and both of them currently have sizable private armies.
>>5341594 (You)NigeriaFor decades this nation was ruled by a corrupts duopoly, until voter turnout got to bad that one party remained in power indefinitely. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad would trigger national rioting and international protesting, before it would be shut down, and then quietly restarted. The nation was mostly made up of three ethnic groups that hated each other, either because of religion or political beliefs. Regular racial murders and retaliation race riots were the norm.During an incredibly violent four or five way civil-war, the "Shadow of Unity" rebel group and "Healers of Nations" became the victors. They won militarily and then won in free, honest elections that had supervision from every available NGO, or multinational alliance.PSC and NE both control half the oil supply for this area as well, and they both took different sides during the civil-war. "Shadow of Unity" sided with NE, HoN (Got into a dispute about energy supply and sale, and thus) sided with PSC. The NAU has recognized the current regime and has provided military advisors.>ThreatsThe two Energy Megacorporations still hate each other, and the neighboring nations were covertly couped by the rogue CIA months ago. There is rogue agents and mercenaries crawling around the areas, along with suspiciously well-funded and organized terrorists. At the same time, the Global Insurgency Network is bearing down in the north, making every Jihadis group ever look like peanuts by comparison.>Done
>>5341594going with Venezuela
>>5341655Do you want to reverse the changes made in?>>5341324
>>5341663Nah, keep them
MB, someone was talking to me on another thread and I had to think about this update. The player character has 2 points for political contacts and 2 points for Commander contacts. This means he can have 2 of each, or one really good example of each (Two commanders, vs like a general).>>5341655>LocationThe unnamed analyst gets off the plane in Abuja, Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria is a much bigger city, but it's not in the center of the country and it's an overgrown approximation of New York, with vastly larger slums. Being in the center of the nation puts this strange American away from the borders and possibly places of conflict, but allows him to go in any direction he wants...>Places to goHe could go west into Benin, the little nation to the west, and root out rogue CIA operatives or far-left terrorists. He could go to the east into Cameron and do the same. North of him is the dry, poor areas populated by Muslims and terrorized by the Global Insurrection Network. Obviously, he could stay in the capitol and try to see if anything is terribly wrong, such a future coup attempt or terrorist attack.Additionally, there is the problem with the Niger Delta. There is a lot less crime in that area, because the locals get a cut of the oil wealth... but the two energy Megacorporations still hate each other. They might start a shooting war again, exploit their power, or start abusing the locals.>ContactsHe should have access to contacts that are NAU or Nigerian for the area. There is plenty of special forces advisors, mostly Green Berets in the area. There are a good number of different Nigerian, Cameron, or Benin army divisions. At the same time, there is plenty of Western aligned militia groups, which fought in the recent civil-war.>RumorsThere is a rumor that the reason the "Shadow of Unity" won the civil-war was because they had access to an ARASI. Apparently, there was an example of TIE somewhere in the country and the rebels captured it. If this is true, this is very bad news as none of the advice TIE gives is.... capable of being followed without violating multiple conventions. >Local Greenfor FactionsShadow of Unity is a minor faction, and the Nigerian state is also a minor faction. One is the largest 'democratic' rebel group in West Africa and the other is the strongest military in West Africa. >Vote for where the main character moves, and/or anything the main character wants to look into or examine.>Vote for what contacts the main character has >First to 2 or most in 21 hours
>>5343200well, I wanted venezuela, but the description for this one is interesting. going with it anyway.>Choose 2 of each commanders>Go west into Benin; Get info on the situation
>>5343265Shit, I have no idea how I did that. I could try again.
>>5343261I am going to address some concerns made by this person. Hopefully this clears things up for everyone.>but... What is my objective? Stabilize the region? Negotiate peace between the energy companies?Currently, if you wanted to absolutely follow standard NAU operating procedures, you should focus on keeping NAU-allies in a strong postion, help defeat NAU-enemies, and get neutral factions to side with NAU or their allies.Technically, this requires stabilizing the area, because the current governments are pro NAU and pro-human rights (At least right now)Fighting between the energy companies could damage the oil supply, which effects the NAU, Europe, and the Nigerian State (Most of it's taxes are on oil sales). At the same time, Petroleum Supply Corporations is mostly American and European, so some Americans might get hurt or killed. At the same time they sided with the previous regime, so they might be an anti-governmental force.>>5343200Just to clear something up, but you can feel free to spend your political contact points AND your military contact points. They can both be two people each, or one person (So a super good politician). They can both be Nigerian or NAU.So you can have your two Commanders be both NAU or Nigeria, or one each. Also you can have two politicians or one politician, and you have the same options for that.
>>5343261>Can my contacts be people IN the energy companies?"Commander's" are anyone who has a bunch of militia or soldiers who do what they say. "Politicians" are anyone who can give speeches or run for elections (Tribal leaders, Clerics, Senators, Representatives, Trade Union Leader)>BtwMilitary commanders have better soldiers and better hardware, but Militia Commanders tend to have cheaper forces that know the area better and have better morale. They also might be in greater numbers and use stealth better.
>>5343265>One other thingIf you want me to present four choices for your commanders and politicians, so you don't have to think something up, I can do that too.
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d20 + 6)I'm going to zoom ahead and see what happens, since it seems just you are playing. I also want to transition to something simpler, which I was going to do anyways.>>5343265The analyst moves to Benin. Rolling to see what he knows so far.
As the analyst gets off the plane to Benin's capitol, Porto-Novo, he realizes that after two or three flights he has serious jet-lag. The Capitol is right up against the ocean and as such, is really far away from most of the country. Due to his unfamiliarity with the region, his headache, and how turbulent the area has been... most of his information is currently limited. As far as he knows, the state was supposed to be pro-NAU, but it's democracy and human rights ratings slipped so bad that the NAU gave them the cold shoulder. Around that time, some sort of rogue CIA presence moved in and using mercenaries or rogue operatives managed to coup the country and not tell anyone. During that time the army was mobilized and a large militia fore was raised... to sweep the jungle for some crazy, cybernetically enhanced globe-trotting psyco-warlord. Then the country declared war on the new regime in Nigeria (The one setup by the rebels that won an election) and they ... lost a few important battles...and then surrendered or got counter-couped. There are Green Berets trying to screen the area for rogue CIA operatives...while also trying to get the local army to be properly trained.>ThreatsThere likely are rogue mercenaries and CIA operatives in the area. They could assassinate or kidnap someone.The north half of the country is almost entirely ignored, and is this incredibly poor, extremely dry region of goat-herders. Also, they're mostly Muslim. This means they're at risk to do far-left rebellion, side with the GIN, or get massacred by the GIN for "being fake Muslims".Voting Options, first to 2 or most in 18 hours.1. Try and locate or root out hostile operatives that are hidden around the capitol. 2. Contact your political or military contacts in the area (In this case, they might be NAU, Nigerian, or from Benin), and ask how you can help each other. (Maybe you swap info, or you help each other with your tasks or give each other advice).3. Head to the extremely dry, Muslim area and try to locate hostile forces.4. Head to the middle or north part of the country, try to get local militia to work with you. (So making them more pro-NAU/Government, by helping them do their jobs).
>>5343348>2. Contact your political or military contacts in the area (In this case, they might be NAU, Nigerian, or from Benin), and ask how you can help each other. (Maybe you swap info, or you help each other with your tasks or give each other advice).Nigerians, ideally. Benin is a secondary objective, but we need a local-ish lens on the situation. If the NAU already understood it fully, they wouldn't have sent us.
>>5343337thanks, I'd like it
>>5343357I'm not certain if this is a vote to have two Nigerian commander contacts, or have at least one Nigerian commander contact (With the other being NAU?)>>5343361Welcome back, doing that now.>1. Nigerian Army General. The Nigerian Army is a mixture of new recruits, soldiers who tried to not pick sides during the civil-war, soldiers who sided with the current regime (Former rebels), and those who were paid off or can't be replaced due to manpower shortages. It's the same situation as what happened in Japan, some of the leadership did questionable things, and a lot of these soldiers have fired upon each other in the past... but the past needs to be the past.Your contact is loyal to the state. As such, he served the previous regime until they lost an election, so now he serves the current one. The current regime has lots of international backing and provides or gets access to better kit, so his loyalty is in very good shape. >2. Nigerian Army General, Former Rebel LeaderThis Nigerian Army General used to be a rebel colonel. He had military experience, but commanding a lot less men. When he was told to shoot at his own ethnic kin, he sided with his people rather than the leadership of the country. For months he lead a force that was 2/3rds or more ethnic militia, because there was a shortage of experienced leaders for his people.Currently, he is stationed close to where his people live. Either his people and himself voted for the current regime, or they vote for the opposition (Which was not the previous regime). Either way, his people get more of a voice and his people are doing well, so he's loyal to the new democratic process.3. Shadow of Unity, Rebel LeaderThis is a former leader for the Shadow of Unity rebel faction. Since they had most of an education and some Nigerian officer training, they ended up as fifth in command. In the later months of the civil-war, the faction and explosive recruitment growth.This guy was busy copying the notes of his superiors and trying to figure out how to command more men by talking to military advisors. Right now he's basically trying to talk the Green Berets into helping him do exercises and command his new, larger command. His men are not as trained or equipped as the Nigerian Army, but they are experienced in stealth, brave fighters, and know the land well. They have a lot of pickup trucks, decent body armor and uniforms, and every squad leader has a.... C4 PDF...and an expensive radio? Seems his men are very well organized and he knows where all of them are.
>>5343381>4. NAU, Green Beret CaptainThis hardened man in his 40s is in charge of all the scary Green Beret advisors that are in Nigeria. Currently his men are split up in teams of 4-10 and trying to teach the locals everything they can learn. A lot of them are at training facilities or advising various types of generals or officers. He does have a section of his men that are available to do covert operations, and he's able to call in Canadian/American Tier 1 (Delta Force, Seal Team 6) task force to defuse a situation as need be.
>>5343381>1. Nigerian Army General.Going with the old reliable
So this is locked in, but it seems rather than a write-in, yall want to vote on your contacts. So let's do that.You have two politician contacts, or you can vote to make one a super contact (So like higher ranked)>>5343365>>5343357>Nigerian Ruling Party PoliticianThis man is a governor or major Senator, who is on the "up and up" because he speaks well and he has good contacts. He actually seems to agree with the principles of the new political party he is apart of, and his "base" of voters support and listen to him.>Ethnic Clan Leader / Opposition Politician This man was an ethnic/religious leader of the Igbo people, which were the bottom-right 25% of the nation. In the past they lost a previous civil-war and horrible war-crimes were done to them. His people typically voted for the opposition, which hadn't been in power in decades, mostly because most people lost all hope and stopped voting. The country has lifted tariffs and is doing this huge "free-trade zone" with the rest of West Africa. This is exactly what his people and their political party wanted. Currently they are called the "opposition", but technically they're mostly in a coalition with the ruling party.>Losing Party PoliticianThis man was part of the previous party that used to win all the elections. His supporters were the Yoruba who lived around the super-huge Lagos city in the southwest, or they were the Muslims in the north. After his party completely made every single bad choice they could, he quit the party and sided with the new, ruling party. However, this politician is hoping to "clean up" his former party and assume a high position in it's leadership. Technically, his party views are that he's concerned about corporations and he's worried about poor peoples needs. He might be deep within the Trade Unions or have contacts that are risks for being far-left rebels.>NAU PoliticianThis professional is from North America and has a lot of pull their, and in this area. They could be a senator, a representative to the UN, or a powerful ambassador.They can provide legitimacy at will, and are capable of swaying voters back in North America. Currently, this person has been part of the push to get the US to go back to paying attention to Africa, after a certain populist leader pulled out most of the United States resources.They have connections with NGOs, and they're very pleased with how the local humanitarian operations are going. >>5343388We have two commander contacts, so you can vote again.
>>5343393>Ethnic Clan Leader / Opposition Politician >SUPER CONTACT
>>5343393>Ethnic Clan Leader / Opposition Politician>super contactwell, in that case I'm also picking >4 NAU Green Beret Captain
Rolled 8, 45, 46, 10, 10, 35 = 154 (6d52)Drawing cards for personalities, than going to roll for what they know.>>5343409>>5343397>>5343365>>5343357>>5343388>Nigerian Army General>NAU Green Beret Captain>Opposition Politician, Super Contact
Rolled 7, 11, 15 = 33 (3d20)Rolling
Rolled 15, 10, 15 = 40 (3d20)Going to roll to see if you detect motivations, might as well. +5 Homies.
>>5343429Out of all the contacts, almost all of them are extremely violent, hateful, or moderately/severely ambitious. It's not clear if this is because these kinds of moths are attracted to this kind of flame, meaning the fault is with the analyst... Or... This could more like fishing... The big fish in this pond just happen to be this way, and so the fault is with humanity. Nigerian Army GeneralThe General is very easy to read and you've had him as a contact for years. He's quite possibly the most aggressive people you know, and he enjoys combat so much that you're surprised he's a general and not a leader of some special forces unit. Your best guess is that this man is known to seek out responsibility, and he just happened to be in the right place at the right time.He's not exactly manipulative and seems to have no interest in moving up in status. This is possibly because it would distance him more and more from the violence.>His informationHis sources tell him, that rogue CIA agents and hostility from the GIN are problems for Benin, but... It would seem that some highly organized far-left group called "Society For Uprising" is the most serious, latent threat.The southwest quarter of Nigeria had a huge outbreak of pro-SFU rioters and revolutionaries during the civil-war. There was indications that a bunch of hard-core mercenaries and international anarchists showed up with expensive kit. The last anyone has seen them, they fled into Benin.>How he can help youHe currently has responsibilities within Nigeria, along the Benin border and close to the Nigerian capitol. If you want to do any operations or intel gathering in Benin, he has Benin Army contacts. If the Benin Army asks for support, he has some spare formations he can provide as reinforcements.
>>5343503>NAU Green Beret Captain,This is the man you know the least about and likely because of his special forces capabilities. He's a 40 something man who is very charismatic and seems to have better connections than you. He speaks English, Arabic, and a few of the Nigerian dialects of English. He can command a brigade-sized units of Green Berets (4,000 to 6,000 soldiers), and due to his special forces status is socially treated as if he were a General. You suspect he's a bit young for his position.His career involved deployments within Africa, and before that deployments within the Middle East. He's not exactly a "Clash of Civilianization, Bible Thumper", but you are pretty certain he hates the GIN and was involved in clashes against ISIS during the start of his career.>His informationHis information lines up with what the General was saying. There are definitely operatives in Benin, but he is not certain of number or capabilities. He passes along that he's absolutely certain that most of the Nigerian Army was bribed with double pay for six months or more, in order to change sides during the turning point of the civil-war. A good chunk of the Army is sticking around just for the extra money, but the rise in pay, equipment quality, and training has certainly encouraged the divisions in combat against the GIN.>How he can help youHe has contacts with the Americans in Benin and naturally has eyes/ears in every single training camp or divisional headquarters for the Nigerian Army.He's willing to help you figure out where these "SFU People" are, if you are willing to help him deal "serious damage" to the GIN. He claims to be an "expert in insurgency and counter-insurgency" as it is his "job".
>>5343506>Opposition Politician, Super Contact, See ThroughIf this contact within People's Democratic Party (PDP) was any better, he would that former President whose likely going to prison at some point for fraud. This is not that guy, this is the highest ranking guy in the party, that you couldn't connect to some level of fraud.He seems to actually believe the principles of his party, or he's extremely good at lying and hasn't broken his word in two decades. When you met him years ago, he was quite friendly and introduced you around. Currently he's part of the coalition with the ruling party and seems to work well with the Yoruba. There is just one problem. He's nice to basically and willing to work with basically everyone.. Except his northern neighbors. Out of the three major ethnic groups, the northern Muslims are ones he despises. You haven't seen any indications that he's connected to any of the previous race riots.... But he has an extreme hatred for the GIN and you know he personally has lost people to anti-Igbo race riots that happened in the north. >His informationHe doesn't know a damn thing about Benin and doesn't have any contacts there. Cameroon is a different story. He knows the nation is very oppressive and so conservative that homosexuals' are imprisoned after being badly beaten. The economy is doing well enough to keep people protesting, but the oppressive regime might trigger a revolution and then afterwards... the SFU or GIN might move in.At the same time, you know the nation as sanctioned by the NAU just a few months ago. The rulers of the country is not exactly friendly, and might have ties to hostile Superpowers or terrorist groups. >How he can help youHe can reach out to his contacts in Benin and can convince people living in his area to assist you. Currently his main focus is on protecting his people, forwarding the West Africa Trade Agreement (Which is planned to share a new currency, the "Eco"), opposing the GIN, and worrying about kin in Cameroon. He has contacts to ethnic and tribal militias among his people, and if any distant relatives end up revolting in Cameroon, he will know.
>Voting Time, First to 3 or most in 16 hours>1. Seek out the SFU in Benin>2. Try to figure out how to pushback the GIN in Nigeria>3. Check Northern Benin and see if the area can be stabilized (Or convinced to oppose them and train militias) before GIN forces show up.>4. Check Cameroon. Is the nation going to open up into revolt, and if so, can that revolt be pro-NAU?
>>5343511>1. Seek out the SFU in BeninSince they're the biggest threat for now, and could join a revolt in cameroon , let's weaken them first
>>5343511>Check Cameroon. Is the nation going to open up into revolt, and if so, can that revolt be pro-NAU?
Rolled 1 (1d2)Turns out I did the math bad>>5344033>>5343961
Rolled 2, 13 = 15 (2d20)>>5344283Information, Perception check
Rolled 1 + 3 (1d20 + 3)In the Information AgeEverything has been acceleratingThis is all I've ever knownAnd my only pride or self-worthIs that ICould understand what was going onMy skin is untouched by light or womanTo keep from losing itI push myself up as I read with my eyes closedThe deprivation of the senses within the tanksProduce thoughts that obliterate the enemy>>5344287Certain sacrifices have to be made for the Greater Good. These sacrifices amplify awareness, knowledge, and understanding; but they have limits in this area. The Analyst knows very little about the "Society for Uprising" and his technology does not appear to be able to get a signal at the moment. Either a satellite is in the wrong spot, or someone is trying to intercept or jam his equipment. He has to go to the location by helicopter and face being near the rural areas, sticking close to allied units and trying to not stand out too much as a target.While looking the area over carefully, he notices some strange people moving in groups, through the brush. Alerting some of the nearby Benin soldiers, they send a battalion into the area to sweep it. There is some scattered gunfire, but as the Analyst moves in to examine the area......
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5344296Either he's blind to the clues or the evidence was damaged or lost. Part of this is because when he thought he found some evidence and tried to test it, he managed to destroy it. His bag of testing chemicals, were labeled wrong or something, and they melted down what he wanted to understand.Some of the local Benin army soldiers are willing to talk. They did not see the enemy, but they did exchange some fire. As far as they can tell, the hostiles produced gunfire that sounded much like their own weapons. Kalashnikovs and even a bed-fed RPD, an ancient and heavy, but powerful weapon.One of the local officers has a theory on what went wrong. He thinks the enemy heard them coming, and at the moment he does not want to stick around very long. The brush is thick enough that it reduces visibility and it even provides some cover. They could be surrounded by a scattered, quieter force and ambushed. Perhaps if some other unit were to draw the enemy out or distract them... This battalion in soldiers in trucks could "smash" into the enemy again.>Examining Friendly Forces
>>5344305>Examining Friendly ForcesThe Benin state has historically been a lot less corrupt than the other nations in this area, and with NAU personnel crawling around, corruption is lowered. During the "dark period" where NAU backing was pulled, the state and it's military visibly decayed in ability. With a new regime, some arrests, and NAU backing... Things are really different. It could be the extra oversight, covering up corruption resulting in it having to be smaller to be better hidden, or that certain people are making more money in less corrupt ways. Regardless, this appears to be having a direct effect on the funding and capability of the Benin Army. The country and it's military appear to be the best they've ever been, at least in the Analyst's lifetime. These men are in better shape than some undeployable US Army Reserve units. They stand straighter and move more tactically than most armies in the Middle East. While they are running around with equipment that goes back to the Cold War, perhaps even the 80s, their body armor seems fairly new and reasonable. Reports are the Benin Army put up a good fight during the recent conflicts, and inflicted reasonable damage against mercenary units aligned with the SFU.While this is still a third world nation, some degree of military pride and experience has lifted these men to the quality of conscripts trained within the North American or European Alliances.If the Analyst wanted to know more or be more certain, he feels he could be, easily.
>>5344313Time to vote, first to 2 or more in 22 hours>1. Convince his Green Beret and Nigerian General contacts to provide him security, so he can setup a sensory deprivation tank at this area. All of this jetlag is making it hard to think, he needs to completely approach this from a new direction. The answers will come.This gives a huge boost to inspiration and analysis, but transitioning to or from the tanks, soaks up time trying to remember how to function again. It's hard enough not having been in a tank for weeks as is.>2. Convince his Green Beret and Nigerian General contacts to provide him security, so he can setup the C4 Network and bypass whatever is making it hard for him to contact the other analysts. One of them is bound to know what he needs to know and together, they will likely think of something.Doing this likely will result in some loss of control and/or credit. Someone might have a better or identically good idea, and the Analyst might end up doing that.>3. Convince his Green Beret and Nigerian General contacts to provide him security, so he can do both.This stacks both bonuses and the trade-offs as well.>4. Ask his contacts to try and find a highly skilled, stealthy task force.This will escort him into the brush and help him find clues or the enemy. Men this observant can watch his back, and be aware of where the enemy is.
>>5344320>1. Convince his Green Beret and Nigerian General contacts to provide him security, so he can setup a sensory deprivation tank at this area.
Rolled 12, 13, 5 = 30 (3d20)If anyone asks, I wanted to give people extra time to vote and I'm not just really bad at math.>>5344371>>5344320Rolling.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”― Sun Tzu, The Art of War“All warfare is based on deception.― Sun Tzu, The Art of War>>5345270 (You)In 2013, due to a leak, it was revealed that the NSA was spying on "Brazil, France, Mexico, Britain, China, Germany, and Spain, as well as 35 world leaders". After the new "Left-Right Coalition" obtained power and the NSA/CIA were disbanded, something had to be done about this advanced, international surveillance network. The years prior had showed increasing hostility from nations around the world, and so it was decided that spying on US and allied nationals would stop... but many world leaders and states would be spied on more. The new system was networked with all major social media websites, same as before. This new system, satellite and drone footage, would be fed into the new C4 system.The information was here, but that was like pushpins, a bulletin board, and pictures. People were needed to run string between the data-points, to "connect the dots". With access to the world's strongest military and a wide network of aligned journalists, academics... It was still found to not be enough.2019 was the beginnings of experimentation with sensory deprivation tanks and micro-dosing on acid. Considering that all of this was heavily frowned upon at the time, most experimentation was informal and poorly documented. However, there were those in the US Armed Forces that wanted to be able to test things in a proper, formal, sanctioned lab.In the last few years, the War on Drugs has ended. With this, the ability to experiment more, became available. Considering that the KNG had access to the ARASI technology, much of which was stolen or copied from American companies, it was decided it was finally time to "catch up".-Floating upon thousands of pounds of salt mixed into water, you are floating perfectly. Enclosed in the small space of the tanks, especially if you've micro-dosed on acid, your mind begins to make up sensations to give it something to feel and experience. If you lapse in and out of consciousness, you have very strange dreams.
>>5345310There is a set of shadowy men who are sitting at a table, all wearing hats and smoking. They appear to be playing cards, but the image is so blurry, they could just be holding fans or small pieces of paper in their hands. Their fingers can not be seen, the hands are just a blur as well.This tired, bald man in a "wife-beater" with tattoos covering each of his arms, approaches from the side and watches the people playing cards with the Analyst. "If you want to survive, it would make sense to trust as few people as you can.... I would be very careful with all your contacts..."The strange man puts his arm around the Analyst, "I certainly wouldn't let them be near any Muslims!", his eyes are wide with mania.When he starts laughing, he seems to suddenly be so far away, but laughing so loudly. No wait, he is crying, sobbing, on his knees. "Benin is sssssuch a sssssmall, fragile country! So many plantationsssss were looted in Nigeria by rogue militiasssss and merccccenariessss, but Benin barely has any plantationsssss!"There is a scene of some strange European looking guy in a tactical helmet, executing an African who is curled up on the floor...., before he takes the victim's wallet or phone or something.
>>5345322The Analyst has a hard time crawling out of the tank, even with the help of a Canadian. His sensitivity was very high, as if he had taken MDMA. He found himself rubbing at his arms and the person who got him out. When he came to his senses, he heard that he had babbled out conspiratorial, scared nonsense. Checking his C4 system and tying recent drone footage to it, he felt he had an idea where the enemy might be. Feverishly, he worked on construction a map, because he believed that if he could see the country, he would know what the enemy was thinking.
>>5345365>Benin's Population CentersBenin had a city in the north, two in the middle, and a massive urban area with one city, and one megacity. Most of the nation's population was in the south, where all the trading, airports and ports were.The rest of the country was incredibly rural, outside of the cities. The rural areas were very poor and thus likely to rebel, but the urban areas provided enough resources to sustain their own garrisons of Army troops and Militia. >Benin's WealthBenin's economy mostly resolved around substances farming, but the real "money maker" was cotton. The Cotton was mostly grown in two areas, one large area that was between the three northern cities.... and a second southern cotton area between the middle cities and the southern sprawl. >LogisticsThe logistical areas were four fuel stations, four large farming areas, and four military warehouses. Two of the fuel stations were in the south, the other two were located within or nearby the two middle cities. The same locations were where the military warehouses were. Meanwhile the farming areas were scattered among the western and southern areas.>Concerns The cities would be incredibly easy to protect and were well protected, but most of the nation's wealth was in sparsely populated areas that were spread out. It would be far too easy for rebels, terrorists, or jihadists to sneak through this area, recruiting, kidnapping, stealing cotton, and looting. The Northern provinces are close enough to where cotton is grown, but is far away from most of the logistics and close to the GIN. They could easily be targets, and their garrisons could be cutoff from supplies.
>>5345372Time to vote, first to 2 or more in 24 hours>1. Encourage Militia coordination in the South, so the Army units can move further north and consolidate protection over the middle of the country.The Southeast area is populated with the Yoruba, the same people who populate Southwest Nigeria. While some of the Nigerian Yoruba had rioted or rose up as SFU recruits, the Nigerian Yoruba are strongly tied to the new regime and made up most of the Shadow of Unity's recruits.Presumably they can protect their own, and thus allow the Benin Army to move some men closer to the middle of the country.>2. Encourage the Guardians of Abraham to expand into the Muslim areas of Northern Benin, so they can be properly secured by militia and troops supplied from outside the country. The Guardians of Abraham are, as their names suggest, a monotheistic aligned militia group. They have lots of sponsors in the Middle East and are the strongest "moderate" religious faction in Nigeria. A lot of the opposition for the GIN comes from within the GoA, however, their sponsors are mostly neutral to NAU interests and are mostly fond of domestically produced KNG equipment. >3. Encourage the country to either expand militia recruitment or convert some militia over to an army reserve or full-time army units. Increase security in the center of the country, where the logistics and wealth is. Currently, the country can support all of its militia and army units if they were all fighting or moving at the same time. However, most of them are not fighting or moving during any given period. >4. Encourage the country to take out a mortgage and start industrializing in critical areasThis would allow the country to produce more wealth and more logistical resources, which would allow it to reduce unrest, while having the money and supplies for larger security forces. The only downside is that the facilities converting over, will be out of action for two seasons.
>>5345395>1. Encourage Militia coordination in the South, so the Army units can move further north and consolidate protection over the middle of the country.
If one is Ligma, who is the other one?
>>5345431dunno if it's someone who came through your posts in qtg
actually, scrap that, he voted before
>>5345429>>5345425If the Analyst is going to allow and encourage paramilitary, militia forces to move into a neighboring nation... He should see who exactly they are. Staying close to the meeting place, he has a spotting scope with a camera installed on a hill. Nearby, he is sitting inside an armored Humvee with a security detail. He deploys a commercial, camera drone and has it available to follow any vehicles at vehicle speed. There is just so many vehicles passing up and down this road. Trucks are very common, but he notices that a few of them have tinted windows and tarps covering their beds. However, as time passes, he realizes that this is a common trait of some vehicles in the area, one out of every ten or twenty trucks is just arranged in such a way. People value their privacy and they can not afford to have a hard cover for their bed, so they use a tarp.Then a few of the trucks start turning off the main road towards the meeting place. As soon as they get onto this lone, gravel road, the first one starts gunning the engine. The next one proceeds at the usual pace, until a wide enough gap is formed, and then it guns the engine as well. Then suddenly there is a large, cargo truck pulling onto this road as well, followed by more cargo trucks, and more cargo trucks. Ukrainian military cargo trucks. The drone was tasked to follow the vehicles from a distance. This was them, these were the guys. Watching from a distance, he saw the vehicles pull into the Benin training field. It was a clearing surrounded by trees, with fortifications and gravel roads. As the pickups came to a stop, the tarps were thrown off the vehicles and armed men began to hop or climb out. Each truck had it's PKM General Purpose Machine Gun being attached and mounted.The men had soviet steel helmets, green uniforms, the Shadow of Unity armband, and AK-105s. Out of each truck was a man with a RPK-74M and a man whose AK-105 appeared to have a tube-fed grenade launcher mounted under it.
>>5346306As the Analyst got out of his armored humvee, now at the meeting point, he noticed more details that were specific about these strange militiamen. They had identical uniforms, kept their fingers off the trigger, stood straight, and had their weapons hanging from them via slings. They were in very good shape and appeared to be healthy, well fed. Some of them had patches sewn into their uniforms, and they had rank patches as well. The positions they took up, showed that they had military training, or at least a lot of experience. As the Benin Army units started to pull out and leave, these new men were showing up and parking their vehicles, setting up their tents.One of them stood close to what was clearly an American. This specific Nigerian had a pistol on his hip, a laser/light combo mounted to his gun, and the men around him were extra vigilant. As the Analyst got closer, he addressed the American and what seemed to be an officer in English. As this "officer" turned to face him, the Analyst noticed that his rank badges indicated that he has a Colonel. O "Ah yes, you must be the American wise-man I told would be coming. Imperator has been great help to our cause, great leader... I expect great things from you."The Analyst noticed when he shook the colonel's hand, that his right hand is cybernetic. For a model that looks this much like an organic one, would cost at least ten grand. Its possible that he paid cash and was able to fly to the right place, but very few countries, let alone militia groups.... can provide anyone cybernetic replacements to lost limbs. Suddenly, at least four Ratel IFV's pulled into the area. They were big, armored wheeled vehicles with sizable guns mounted inside turrets. There was very few heavy vehicles in the Benin Army, and it was thought that the last Ratels had been made by South Africa decades ago... but then again.... The Analyst checked his C4 PDA. Hmm, no, a few other nations had adopted them in the last few decades and there was a factory that was making new models. As he stared at these weapons of a professional army, they seemed to be fairly new and in good condition. It was said that this vehicle was designed to have the proper wheels and engine to drive over the rough savanna's of south Africa, driving hundreds of miles in brushfire wars. Its gun was shown to be able to kill T-55 tanks and other similarly armored vehicles, but only at close range.O "Ah, you have PDA as well!"The colonel pulled out his own model... which seemed.... It looked nicer. It had less of a utilitarian, military look and seemed more like a hardened and reinforced.... something more like an Apple product. It.... showed their exact location on GPS and even had a marker indicating that a company sized motorized infantry unit was right where they were standing....and a few more companies... a hundred or so men each... were moving into the area.
>>5346329This other militia man was carrying a heavy radio on his back and was staring down at his own PDA.RO "Ah.... Sir!..... Some of the Captains is on the radio, he wants to know which military base he should setup in."The Analyst watched as a radio headset was passed to the Colonel and he put it on, before talking into it. It was a like a large gaming headset with additional ear protection. He had to quickly take off his helmet and put it back over the thing. He spoke in proper radio code and used call-signs. O/C "This is Kiniun Actual."The radio carried by the radio operator had a cord running into the PDA..... Which meant that not only did they have GPS, but they had unit counters, unit trackers and transponders, and... they had radio....all in the same device. They had their own C4 system, and none of it was being detected by his own device. Whose satellite were they using to do all this?
>>5346337Time to vote, first to 2 or more in 24 hours>1. Examine this militia Battalion further.>2. Relocate back to the Center-East City and military base. Use the spare Infantry Battalion to look for the SFU>3. Relocate back to the Center-East City and military base. Use the local Benin militia who know the land to look for the SFU, have the spare Infantry Battalion as a rapid reaction force.>4. Relocate back to the Center-East City and military base. Use the spare Infantry Battalion to lure the SFU in, with the local Benin militia and Infantry Battalion to reinforce them.>5. Write in, suggest something else or adjustments to the previously list options.
>>5346349>3. Relocate back to the Center-East City and military base. Use the local Benin militia who know the land to look for the SFU, have the spare Infantry Battalion as a rapid reaction force.
Rolled 12, 6, 6, 18 = 42 (4d20)>>5346388
Rolled 4, 6 = 10 (2d10)
Rolled 8, 4, 9, 1, 9, 1, 9, 6 = 47 (8d12)"You say the ocean's risingLike I give a shitYou say the whole world's endingHoney, it already did"-"Come on you Apes, do you wanna live forever?!?">>5346388>>5347484>>5347487
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5347520
>>5347527What happens now ?
So many delays and things demanding attention.>>5347527"This is Falcon Actual, we've have a signal from Headhunter Actual that they're getting chopped up in the cotton fields. We need to move in and reinforce them now.""Falcon Actual, Hammer is moving. Deploying drone support."The C4 system was tied to the radios of Americans, and that meant anything they could hear, the Analyst could hear. -"I AM THE ANGEL OF VENGENCE!"The gunfire was picked up by the comms as the transmission came in. There was just a handful of radios among the militia, which meant they could only know where a group of a hundred of them or so was at at time... And that only happened when they talked on the radio. That transmission appeared to come from one of the leaders among the militia. The anvil was in position, and appeared to be "stuck in" with the enemy. Now it was just a waiting game to see if the "hammer" could do it's job.After that was a lot of noise as the Benin Army showed up and hundreds of men leaped from trucks to engage the enemy. They had more radios and so were easier to locate. It appeared, staring at the laptop, that they were flanking the enemy as best as they could. -"Trust me, you don't want to be here.""Why is that?" The Analyist looked over at the fellow American and then gazed over at the fields of cotton in the distance. "About half of them were seriously wounded and the rest were injured.... We think at least 80 of them are dead or going to die.""That's like... a 20-25% fatality record..... Normally units break when they get to that point....."The follow American sucks in his vape pen and then lets out a deep puff, before nodding a few times. "We'll let you look at a few of them, so you don't get completely fucked up for life...."
>>5347864The Analyst was walked carefully with a blindfold into one area and then allowed to look at it."I swear to God, if you turn around or look the wrong direction, I'm sending you back to Nigeria.'The Analyst nodded. Seemed this was heavy shit, he let in a deep breathe and walked over to a few men that were spread out over a 15 feet radius. They were all dead. "They're totally shot up.... Considering the angles, this happened while they were crouched and engaging the enemy... you can tell because so many of the rounds are in the front of the face, the hands, or the shoulders.....""Okay Sherlock.....What else do you see?""These magazines, loaded are about 1.8 pounds each. A PMAG loaded for one of our rifles is like an ounce over a pound.""Shit....And this guy is doesn't have any on him.... They're in a pile... No... They're in a radius around him....and I think.... Whose magazine is that over there?""They were likely carrying the exact magazine amount of magazines and ammunition they could bare to carry....and they unloaded basically all of it during this fight....""Explains why the brush and the enemy is completely shot the fuck up... These guys put down heavy 7.62.... Until..... I guess they shot up all the cover till there was no cover...."The Analyst has his gloves on and he opens the guy's dead, cold eyes to look at him. He shines a light, looks at his inner lip, and then checks his arm."This guy was likely on stimulant's when he did this, at least three cups of coffee.... He's got a single needle mark on his arm... He likely injected epinephrine, morphine, or heroin.""You're going to want to see the guys that got massacred as well. They're all fucking dead. We could've saved a few, but we could only airlift so many, and we wanted to save our own."The enemy was in..... UCP...The ugliest and worse camo pattern ever adopted by any military. It usually could only blend into a grandma's couch but.... It seemed to fit in among the cotton and brush oddly enough. "This is insane...... Is this an AR-18? I thought they stopped making these....and this guy has chest rig with all these magazines..... Looks like uh.... A soviet steel helmet.....Like the really old ones that go back to WW2....and... Why is this chest rig so..... What the fuck.... There are ceramic plates in these vests.... These guys had rifle armor, camo, and brand new weapons that haven't been in production in decades... WTF are these guys? This is the Society for Uprising?"
>>5347870Out of about 420 militia men, the leader was one of the first to be shot. Below him was about four men. They weren't trained exactly like soldiers and they were not organized completely the same, but there were similarities. After the man in charge, was four more men spread out. One of them also died, two of them were wounded, and only one came out the other end with injuries that could heal in a few months.The Analyst was now drinking tea with the man who survived and was going to return to fighting soon enough."Was it you who shouted that he was the angel of vengeance or was it the guy who died?"SMO "One of my wounded friends called it out. Brave words for a brave man.""Hmm" The Analyist rubbed at his smooth chin and thought about this. Aspects of this didn't add up. The militia had been exceedingly brave and prepared for a fight, and the enemy was equipped better than any military in Africa. The militia he had invited into Benin had been suspicious about this as well, but they had training by mercenaries and funding from oil revenues. The local SFU had no clear sources of revenue, and the militia.... Ammunition and drugs were things people could get....But... Normally militia don't fight with this much bravery and this much idea of what the are doing....."Do you hate these people?""I hear that Europe and American people look down upon us.... Is this one of those questions?"The Analyst turned his head and watched this man in his early 40s, who seemed to be reasonably well fed, but his skin and hair were a mess. "You fight with... fury..... Vengeance implies you are angry... What about you avenging?"The militiaman turned to watch him, lying in his bed with his casts and his tea resting on his chest."I am what the other militia's call...a wise man.... My job is to study the mysteries and figure out what is happening. What are you avenging?"The militia reached inside his shirt and pulled out a cross, along with a few beads, and a shell casing. Each of them was hanging from chains or strings, the shell casing had wire running through it."Are you a man of God?""I am not authorized to answer that question.""I am what your people would call, a heathen. In the brush, you need all the strength you can get. God has great power, but I need the power of the land and my people as well.""So you were trying to be powerful? Because you were in the brush?""Hmmm, yes.... But I am trying to.... Make you understand why we are vengeance..... We know others who are powerful and are trying to be like them....""So.... Who is the Angel of Vengeance?""The legend goes that once, there was 400 African Warriors...... One night, a few months ago..... There was blinding light in the sky, during a night of night of what seemed like pure darkness. Hell was opening up... and so 400 warriors were sent in...."
>>5347882"These men were brave and seen by God, seen by their ancestors, and watched over by wise, smart leaders. They were told to close in carefully and take a bunker, to close the Gates of Hell... But these men were killers and willing to do anything to save the world....And they tried to sneak up on the enemy.... But gunfire came in.....so they charged the area.... Unwilling to let the world be taken by the Devil. They pressed their feet into the pedals and drove as fast as they could, blasting and shooting all the way in."The Analyst paused, watching this other man tell a story that very clearly couldn't be real.... Unless... It could be a real event that was exaggerated."What happened to them?""They took the position and killed all of the enemy, but they all got killed in the process. All of them were dead, every single brave and noble soul laid to rest."There was this silence. These militia had heard this story and had tried to replicate it, perhaps. They wanted to be like these heroes, and kill the enemy, to win at great cost."But this time the Gates of Hell were closed.....""We stumbled upon them.... and we couldn't run away or hide... We had to fight.... It was kill them or let them kill us....... We saw them, they saw us.... They were so close I could almost throw something at them..... And they were like great demons, refusing to die....""They were wearing heavy armor....and were on drugs.....""Hmmm, my men were on strong tea, herbs, and some of us take those little pain pills.... We had morphine injectors, but those are if you were shot.""Pain pills? What kind?"75 tramadols... I lie and say they are 120 because the Canadians tell me that lying makes the pills more powerful."Tramadol.... That's about a tenth as strong as morphine...and 75...milligrams? That's about 75% how much morphine a person would inject if they were shot.The enemy was found each carrying a few doses of "Yaba", which were basically sweetened, colored, and scented meth. They also had doses of various opiates like tramadol, cough syrup with codeine, and the like... But they seemed to have taken a lot more.... but died just as quickly....Time to vote, first to 2 or more in 24 hours>1. Move back to Nigeria, the threat here appears to be over, at least for now.>2. Move over towards Cameron, to prepare to see how things are going over there.>3. Examine this region of Benin more. Talk to the locals and the advisors, try to find out more. Maybe this new guy can be a new contact?>4. Ask that guy with the cybernetic arm who is south of here... if he knows about the SFU and what happened here.
>>5347893>1. Move back to Nigeria, the threat here appears to be over, at least for now.So our guys managed it with less drugs and armor, neat
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>5348354Going to push this 24 hours to think about what to do next and rolling dice.
Vote for the callsign of the Main Character>Writein>>5349065>>5348354Mason Hull (Randomly generated name, because names are not important and calling him "The Analyst" all the time is weird), was now in Nigeria and had caught up to this new time zone. The effect of looking directly at dead-eyed human beings so far had only taken so much of at toll on him. He comforted himself by telling himself that "the guys had managed it on less narcotics and with less armor". At the same time, about 66 brave men had died or been crippled, and most of the remainder had suffered enough physically and mentally that they could not be asked to fight in the fields again. Maybe in a few months, with the right medication and treatment, and reinforcements.... They could be mustered into a functioning militia battalion. The weapons that were captured would either be taken apart and sold back home, or they would be sold in batches to the Western Europe Allies... The ammunition they used was not locally produced, and the reports of the assault rifles would cause incidents of "friendly fire".However something more imminent and concerning was happening. He had turned on his C4 system this morning and checked his various screens. Based on his access to TOR and checking the blockchains, there was a local drop in Monero prices and a noticeable rise in the Nigerian Naira. Monero was the third most popular crypto currency, and the one with the strongest privacy functions. The drop in price was certainly local, as it was still trending up internationally. Eco was the biggest currency in West Africa, but Nigeria's previous currency was the Nigerian Naira. The changes in prices indicated that there had been changes in both supply and demand.... Someone was dumping Monero for Nigerian Naira , and based on checking the market.... It was not a small number of Monero "wallets", but many "wallets"....and a lot of them were only a few months old or even a few days old.Either someone was trying to move money and be secret about it, or a lot of shady characters were getting paid out in cash or Monero right now. Nigerian Naira seemed a bit strange, but the old regime had always valued Nigerian Naira at 50-100% more than what the market decided it was worth. The black market would sell goods for Nigerian Naira, get 50-100% more Nigerian Naira, and then cash out at official banks for USD or some other currency. Considering that there was a slight drop in the value of the Eco, it meant that the Nigerian Naira was partially being converted over into Eco.Whatever this was, it was really effecting black market supplies of Nigerian Naira. It looked like millions of USD worth of value had been moved. Locally, the minimal wage was at worth about 100 USD a month, which made these millions even more troubling.It got worse though. "What do you fucking mean an office worker found a gaming keyboard outside and decided to plug it in?"
WTF, it just told me that the image and post was uploaded.
>>5351308A large portion of the Nigerian government's databases and the chunks of the C4 interface were completely compromised. The Green Beret Captain, Mason's personal contact, had already ordered Mason into his command trailer.GBC "I can believe that the local officials would just plug in something they found on the street, but to hear that the local General did it too....." There was this bitter, resentment, almost hatred in his face. He had green tactical goggles on, but the rest of his face betrayed his feelings."Not only that... But something's wrong, with the system...." Mason couldn't make sense of it, as he looked over his laptop and then glanced at a few of the screens and PDAs resting on the conference table. "It's feeding us solid information and letting us know what happens, but only 5 seconds at a time... After that we get nothing for five whole seconds."GBC "Billions of dollars spent, and our system was compromised by the information inside a few keyboards.""I...I don't think that is the scope of the problem.... We have a highly expensive and advanced anti-virus system.... It should kill anything that gets in...in about..... Well actually five seconds."GBC "You are telling me... That it's scrubbing the virus out.... in five seconds.... And then it somehow gets back inside the system?"Mason rubbed at his chin as he took a few steps away, looking down and thinking about it, before turning around."Actually yes. I think the virus was actually a trojan horse to some URL somewhere. We're downloading fresh virus every ten seconds, and scrubbing it in five seconds....And then the cycle repeats."GBC "I've gotten a virus on my computer before for about five seconds, normally it should do something besides freeze the system.....""Yes, the system should be rebooting and starting up, every time it flushes the system or panics and tries to prevent a complete loss of the system...... The other thing is they can't get access to most of our files...."GBC "What the absolute fuck is happening?""The only explanation. Is that it's not our own anti-virus that is countering the problem...... Our system must be devoting all its resources to remaining operational and receiving the satellite data in the five second bursts...."Mason started typing away at his system and looked up at the other person. "I and the technicians have this, I think this might be a distraction for a physical attack."-His contact had came back a few hours later. There had been some gunshots in the distance, including what sounded like a few bursts of automatic weapons, but that was mostly it.
>>5351340Mason could not make sense of it. The 1st Nigerian Army Division was supposed to positioned here, the 2nd Nigerian Army Division was supposed to be dug in at the north, to keep the GIN outside the artillery or rocket range of the capitol. However, the 1st Division, should be guarding this capitol and working in 8 or 12 hour shift rotations. The Nigerian Mobile Police had performed poorly during the Civil-War and were very corrupt, so they were not trusted to do much of anything in this area.They were supposed to have PDAs at the platoon level, with tracking/lazing systems mounted inside every tank or armored vehicle. The number of passing patrols was a lot lower today, and a good chunk of the units were not currently signed in. "No... There is absolutely no way they've been paid off at at time like this.... I know for a fact they get double pay for the next few months..... That's why they all flipped sides to to the current regime so the elections could happen...."As he did the math, he was fairly certain that for the lowest ranks, 6 million USD would pay 10,000 soldiers for 5 months. The officers and squad leaders would obviously want more each, but they were a small percentage of the Division. If the men were paid in black market Niara.... They could maybe be paid off with as little as 4 million USD of value. His radio squawked, the one that was analog, instead of digital. GBC "Mr. Hull, can you explain to me where Greenfor (Allied Force) is?""Most likely, they've been paid off Sir."GBC "What the fuck? I thought we watch their bank accounts?""We do, they've likely been paid in cash."GBC "Shit, that much money could fit inside a few suitcases or the truck of a car..... Did you see any large withdrawals?""I'm seeing a crazy about of crypto being cashed out for the previous regime's currency...... and..... Frack...... Someone's swapping Ethereum for Frozen Monero... And the price of Diesel and Ethanol are crashing....."There was a silence from the radio, and then it squawked again. GBC "Someone's dumping lots of fuel on the market, while they're or someone else is paying people off with Monero? I thought the locals didn't use that crypto bullshit?""They likely don't, but right now all the cryptos are going up after that crash a few months ago... So there are people with collateral that are willing to take it..... This is still one of the Scam capitols of the world.... Plenty of people willing to take some crypto, print out a letter, and mail some cash to some random address."GBC "What is going on with the fuel then?""One of the two fuel companies is dumping fuel for crypto or cash, maybe it's both of them at the same time, this is not good.
>>5351358Mason stared at his three screen setup and pushed his fingers through his hair, before getting up to pace. This was very, very bad. This new regime could fall tonight, or this week. It wasn't supposed to be this unstable. There was supposed to be some of the best soldiers in West Africa, on double wages, with American advisors. There was a similar force up north, and they were tearing apart the GIN jihadists that dared face them.According to the C4 readout, there was a force about the size of a division, of unknown composition and design, rushing towards them from the south. At the same time, there was a force of roughly the same size advancing from the East. The force advancing from the East was labeled and had a unit marker synched with some GPS trackers. That force was supposed to be Guardians of Abraham, a supposedly friendly militia. No one said anything about giving them trackers or designating them on the C4 interface. There was no way any of the NAU advisors had done that...Either that unit was not real and was a glitch or part of the hack, or that was a mislabeled force..... Maybe... It could actually be them... Their sponsors in the Middle East included Confederated Palestine, who made GPS trackers.Time to vote, first to 3 or more in 24 hours>1. Call up the Opposition Politician and plead him to encourage an Army Division (Ethnically Igbo), or even a Igbo Militia Division to rush over to defend the capitol. These forces are very loyal to their people specifically and have hostilities towards Muslims, which live in this area. The Guardians of Abraham are mostly Muslim as well.>2. Check and see if perhaps the Nigerian 1st Division has been paid off, and see if the NAU can counter bribe them. It's only several million USD, right? They can be discharged and/or shamed in front of the public later.This might result in the loss of funds for the Nigerian operation, along with increased corruption. At the same time, the Nigerian soldiers might be entirely trustworthy. >3. Call up whoever is the leader of the local chapter of Guardians of Abraham, and clear up for them who is friendly and who is not. If they're heading this way, trying to win them over and keep them pointed at the incoming threat would be a good idea. >4. Defcon 2. It's time to call in hypersonic neutron warheads and do a fighting retreat.The warheads are extremely limited in supply, and while each of them has greatly reduced radiation and fallout of a typical "small nuclear warhead"... It is still present. At the same time, anything as heavily armored as a tank made in the last 40 years has enough shielding to protect form the neutron rays.
>>5351371>>3. Call up whoever is the leader of the local chapter of Guardians of Abraham, and clear up for them who is friendly and who is not.
>>5351371>3. Call up whoever is the leader of the local chapter of Guardians of Abraham, and clear up for them who is friendly and who is not.the heck is going on ?
Rolled 51, 25 = 76 (2d52)>>5352235>>5352030Drawing Cards
"By Allah's Grace." GoA expression.>>5352235>>5352030Segun Abdullahi appeared on the screen, standing with his hands at waist clasping each other. He was cooperative and insisted that he was more than willing to feed the location data to the American C4 system. With this information, Mason was able to better understand the GoA forces that were approaching. One of them was a whole armor battalion of upgraded T-72s, 40 tans in all. The rest was a whole division of.... veteran, fanatical, holy warriors. They wore brown ski-masks and loose, billowy clothing, over tan "khakis". According to incoming signatures from Segun Abdullahi's forces, the approaching forces were advancing on the back of Russian cargo trucks and technicals manufactured in China. SA "I have access to a whole battery of rocket artillery, but I will not be sending it. The area is too urban. I will be expecting the Americans and Military to provide the airpower and artillery for the fighting, though I would like proper advance warning... My forces are eager to make close combat. Holy Struggle is something that is waged inside, against one's own sense of pride and wrath."If this new data was correct.... The Guardians of Abraham had better access to tanks and rocket artillery than the whole Nigerian Army. The Nigerian Army had entered the civil war with what tanks it had in aging and decayed condition, but in the end they were all destroyed, "knocked out", or disabled in the fighting.https://youtu.be/X9PoUBewOAg?t=74
>>5352536The Nigerian 1st Division is now alert and awake, or at least about a third of it is ready, while the other two thirds are scrabbling to be prepared. They appear to be reasonable enough men, in terms of a battle at this type of scale, certainly while they have the engineering dominance and access to urban terrain and trenches. Neither side has proper recon, so they know little about each other, however it does not seem possible to do an ambush for either side. Artillery and air-support are currently not available, for some reason... Strange.Even worse, the Americans and special forces appear to be engaged in off and on gunfire with unknown tangos throughout the city. Likely assassins and mercenaries trying to do some kind of coup.Due to the factors at hand, the available Nigerian General appears to be.... acceptable, but not good. The only person currently available to advise him is Mason...and currently the General is in some kind of state of confusion. He's unable to get his side of the C4 system working, and so his staff are busy using plastic pieces on a paper map, along with constantly asking people over the radio for clarification. The Guardian's of Abraham are approaching, they will likely flank when they arrive. They just need a few hours to get here.->Both sides roll a 1d20+ the battle strategy modifier (Mason's is 3, because he's highly intelligent, but not a military officer)>The number they roll, plus bonuses is compared to a chart. Depending on outcome, the "Troop Strength" of his units is increased, decreased, or multiplied. Position Bonus is basically momentum, it's helps you keep winning when you are winning.It's not clear if the Nigerian loyalists or the hostiles will go first, Mason will have to try and win first initiative when the time comes.
Time to vote, first to 3 or more in 24 hours>1. All-Out Defense: Fight for every inch!A commander who chooses this option receives a +2 battle strategy modifier, and also reduces his PB loss by one should he lose the round. Hecannot gain PB if he wins, however – and unless he wins by sufficient margin to take 0% losses, any casualties his side takes are doubled.>2. Standard Defense: Nothing FancyA defending force gets a +1 battle strategy modifier but cannot gain PB if victorious. They may take advantage of any Defense Bonus for terrainthat they began with, though.>3. Deliberate Defense: A detailed and carefully prepared defense, that can only happen during times of nonviolence.It gives the user a +1 battle strategy modifier – or +2 if he has Fire Superiority (Which neither side has, currently) – plus any Defense Bonus from favorable terrain.If the defender wins or ties, his defense inflicts +5% casualties on the attacker. However, he cannot gain PB if victorious. Inaddition, choosing a Deliberate Defense surrenders the initiative (bad guys go first)>4. Mobile Defense: Defense in depth, Sword and Shield like the EuropeansThis choice gives the commander a +1 battle strategy modifier if his force has Cavalry Superiority and/or Naval Superiority (Which you don't have). Regardless, if he loses or ties the round, the enemygains an extra +1 PB (even if defending!) while the commander’s force suffers 5% fewer casualties (minimum 0%). Like other defenses, victory doesn’t allow the defender to gain PB.
>>5352548>>2. Standard Defense:
>>5352548>2. Standard Defense
Rolled 10, 9 = 19 (2d20)>>5353459>>5352559Rolling Initiative
Rolled 17, 15 = 32 (2d20)>>5353604Rolling for Command
Rolled 17, 17 = 34 (2d20)>>5353607 (You)There was a two hour pitched battle, but thankfully Mason had time to get the General into a position to understand what was going on. Together, they rallied and organized about a third of a division or so, and saw to the southern defense. They knew the enemy was coming and they prepared quickly enough, which meant they were able to maximize the use of the trenches, fortifications, and buildings in the south. At the same time, the engineering teams were prepared and ready. If defenses were lost, they could be destroyed, and last minute adjustments had been made as well.The enemy appear to have a well organized and coordinated attack. Mason and the General were busy giving orders and moving forces around almost the entire battle, or waiting in terrifying silence to see or hear what was happening. A whole motorized division bore down on them, they were outnumbered three to one. At the same time, the enemy seemed to be fairly clever and able to use their men. They had chosen an aggressive and vicious plan of attack, which robbed the defenders of time to get reinforcements or prepare more of their forces.However, in the violence, the enemy lost a third of it's manpower to serious injury or death. After this happened, the survivors routed and disappeared.+1 Standard defense, +3 Terrain, +2 Engineering Bonusvs +2 All Out Attack Bonus, +4 Outnumber Bonus, double lossesRolling for an event.
Rolled 9, 17 = 26 (2d20)Rolling for other event
>>5353614The Green Beret Captain is wounded. It would seem that multiple strange men wearing helmets and uniforms that look....familiar... Had died trying to kill various Americans and officials in the capital. In the morning, Mason is afraid to look at the field of battle, which is likely drowned in blood. The Nigerian Army lost about 110left men to death, and another 110 more will need to be pensioned off. The enemy left behind about 3,000 captives, heavily wounded, and dead. Mason was so tired, that he wanted to sleep, but he had to make some last decisions before he rested. Currently, his intel was that the enemy wore body armor, had intermediate drug use, tactical helmets, and used.... Kalashnikovs that were made in Shanghai... They looked like strong copies of the Indian AK-203 variant. Segun Abdullahi, has been added as a contact. He is technically a Commander contact, as he's not a politician and he has strong access to military means. This means that Mason has four contacts, not including the SoU Commander currently in Benin.He has a strong feeling that two of his contacts are currently angry, and knowing his contacts, they might be willing to kill or let someone die.... This is likely a concern considering the current Nigerian regime a bunch of heavily armed groups, with bonds that are about as flimsy as the doors inside a house... Meaning a good, strong, kick can bring it down.Time to vote, first to 3 or more in 24 hours>Choice 1:Reach out to Segun and the GoA, thanking them for their support, even though the battle ended before it was over. orInform Segun in a quick message that "The Nigerian Army fought them off, you can go home now."or Invite Segun to attempt to do a limited chase after the retreating enemy. Perhaps he can catch them.>Choice 2.Look deeper into the Nigerian Army and figure out what happened last night. Were they bribed? Were they counter-bribed?orYou never could get a good read on your Green Beret friend.... Maybe you should finally figure out what makes him tick...and who he was fighting?or Check and see if somehow your Opposition friend is the one who is angry.... Perhaps last night is something he was involved in...Somehow? Perhaps parties that allowed the current regime to come to power...have been completely ignored?
>>5353626>Reach out to Segun and the GoA, thanking them for their support, even though the battle ended before it was over.>Look deeper into the Nigerian Army and figure out what happened last night. Were they bribed? Were they counter-bribed?
Rolled 18, 11, 10 = 39 (3d20)"Hey, hey, Just obeyYour secret's safeWith the NSAIn God we trust Or the CIA?">>5353630Segun stated that he was "very impressed that the 1st Army Division and it's American advisors, had managed to win the day on their own". That was indeed what had happened, the division and it's advisors, Mason included, had indeed won. Segun also had stated that "If the victory was truly this glorious, then not only is their talent and skill within those responsible, but truly they have been smiled upon by Allah". Segun was eager to praise Mason as a "well educated young man, with much wisdom" and the current regime as "a stable and just regime built on understanding and compromise."Segun could be entirely lying, but he seems very friendly to a tired and worn down Mason. At least on the surface, the GoA has very positive relations with Nigerian state, and Mason, if not the NAU as well.-Rolling
>>5354540Mason had made some phone calls and made some preparations. When he woke up, the investment of time and processing power paid off. As Mason flossed and brushed his teeth, fluoride rinsed, and waiting 30 minutes before he sucked down Nos with a straw...... He thought about what happened while he was last awake. When he sat down at his desk and sucked down his sour, crackling caffeine... Something occurred to him.In Benin, where matters were decided by hundreds of men and not thousands or tens of thousands..... Those local militia had appeared to have been trained or experienced, but not both. The forces they engaged fought about as well, and it was likely some kind of grit and determination that won the day.... That was how they held out till the Benin Army flanked and flanked hard.... They must've been fanatical... and the enemy was generally equipped to a reasonable level. This battle, Mason had been more involved and thus had a better chance to pin down how good soldiers were, but the scale was so much bigger and vague than before.Seemingly, the Nigerian troops in this battle appeared to be just as good the Benin troops were said and appeared to be. They fought as well as properly trained conscripts of the major alliances. They definitely were better equipped and better trained than the forces he had advised before. If that was the case, that meant the same for the enemy. If you accounted for all the variables, the enemy had to be comparable in training and equipment standard. Going forward, it seemed that this 1st Army Division would grow into something of a "Guard Division". They were like, one of those professional units that guarded the capital or the dictator for life for this or that nation.-Digging through all the files and transactions, he felt he was able to prove it to most knowledgeable people. The division had indeed been bribed, LTs had been given or mailed envelopes of cash or barter, with written instructions. They had been given three months pay, twice. Bribe and counter bribe, with the second being four months pay. It expected that some might resign with this kind of money, but the lowest wage was still only so much more than minimum wage and many of these men had families... or at least pets, homes, transportation, and favorite strippers. Around 300 different locations had to be sent money, and the timing for both rounds of bribery and counter-bribery...were very precise in timing. Suspiciously and disturbingly precise. The amount paid was strange, odd, confusing. They had been paid to flip sides or stand aside with six months wages, and this was just three months at first.... Not enough money to switch sides... Maybe enough to stand aside.... perhaps for a single day?
>>5354555Two thirds of the captives and counted dead were very similar to the SFU forces defeated in Benin, but a third of what was examined.... Under the ski-masks and the paint, they were European descended. Instead of Chinese ceramic plates that cracked under bullets harder or faster than the slow, heavy, lead 7.62x39mm AK ammo.... instead of that.... These men wore thin plates of AR-500 hardness steel, that was shoved into aramid/kevlar plate carriers. They had helmets that looked tactical, but under the mounting brackets....They were steel helmets..... Some of the gear was labeled "Infidel".... It seemed to be a tasteless company operating from within the United States. Chestrigs had been marketed and named things like "Underground partisan" or "Bank Robber", but this.... company.... Was just trying too hard to make people upset.... Perhaps it wasn't surprising that scumbags would be using their product.SFU seemed strange, either they used.... cheap, corner cut... but typically functional equipment... Or this overpriced American crap, which was still admittedly cheap. It was likely that SFU had done the bribing, or someone who wanted to take advantage of the chaos. However, who did the counter-bribe? It clearly wasn't state officials or the NAU. Nothing counter-bribing was illegal or questionable, there was no reason for the NAU to withhold this kind of information from him.Time to vote, first to 3 or more in 24 hours>1. Remain at the capitol and look into matters further. >2. Move over towards Cameron, to prepare to see how things are going over there.>3. Ask that cybernetic arm guy in Benin what he knows about the SFU. He claimed he fought them many times.>4. Write in.
>>5354558>>3. Ask that cybernetic arm guy in Benin what he knows about the SFU. He claimed he fought them many times.
>>5354558>3. Ask that cybernetic arm guy in Benin what he knows about the SFU. He claimed he fought them many times.
>>5354835>>5354834Kiniun Actual rubbed at his beard as he heard this question, using his cybernetic hand, what seemed to be his dominant hand. KA "The description of men with black Kalashnikovs, steel helmets, modern camouflage, and Chinese Ceramic plates sounds about right."KA "What? You say the white men had the black Kalashnikovs and the lesser locals had the AR-18s? Very strange...."He rubbed at his chin more as he thought about this, narrowing his eyes and moving them around as he looked down in introspection.KA "Strange. The men who look like yourself... Yes. They were very rare, but we did encounter them here and there... They seemed to be some kind of mercenary force, as a better trained core or a shock force that was in the front of triangle formation charges......"He held up his left hand and was snapping his fingers, pacing back and forth, before he turned to face Mason with a final, louder snap.KA "Yes. We have Shockwave units, which are very similar. They are typically made up of our veterans, we give them the best gear....It was trucks at first, but now it's armored vehicles and so forth..... Because they have more striking power, but are fewer and more expensive...We typically put them at the front tip of triangle attack formations.... Or we keep them in a mobile reserve to shore up parts of the line that are breaking under stress......"Putting his hands behind his back, he thought about this further and paced more. Back and forth, back and forth. After a bit of this, he had his PDA out and was staring at it.KA "Considering that unrest is a lot lower than it used to be, I am a bit amazed that they were able to assemble even 6,000 militants from Nigeria.""And do you have any idea where their money comes from?KA "Hmmm... Well they clearly have suppliers, who cut corners on their equipment, which is flashier more then performative..... But they seemed to get a lot of their money from local donations, drug dealing, robbery, kidnapping, looting, trade good theft, smuggling goods past tariffs..""With the tariffs being lifted and the area secure, shouldn't their sources of income be dried up?"KA "They should be.""Do you know anything about the envopes of crash and the use of crypto?"KA "Hmmm..... I recall that some of the leaders stumbled upon some trade secrets and they sold them for crypto.... Sat on it for about a year before selling at peak price.... That's how Shadow of Unity got a lot of it's funding to go national.... I recall that a lot of the energy companies and international corporations pay in crypto... It's harder to trace and is less obvious than suitcases of money.... Even better they can buy a bunch of it during a crash, and pay with it when prices are high."
>>5355501Time to vote, first to 3 or more in 24 hoursMason suspects that it might be easier to have close access to forces that can show up, more or less "on demand". In typical American fashion, he appears to need to "fight for information". He doesn't want to be a few hundred angry men from being slaughtered, espially if the local defense forces are distracted fighting a battle.>1. Deepen connections with Kiniun Actual and the Shadow of Unity>2. Try and find the militia leader of Benin, and see if you can further connections with him.>3. Segun and the GoA, despite being tied to the Middle East and Muslim, they appear brave and capable.>4. Check with the Opposition Politician and see if he can provide Igbo militia members or sections of the Nigerian Army.
>>5355511>>2. Try and find the militia leader of Benin, and see if you can further connections with him.
>>5355511>2. Try and find the militia leader of Benin, and see if you can further connections with him.
>>5356254>>5356088Another plane flight, but at least no more adjusting to different time zones. It doesn't matter, he brought this upon himself.SMO "Uhhh, that is certainly a possibility, but it's not an easy one. The militias are just that....militias..... They are not full time professionals and they stay close to where they were raised.""But going north, where the areas become more rural and the people are more mobile.... What is available there?"SMO "The Muslim Herders? Hmmm. The American wants to work in the desert with the Muslims.... That region is very poor, it's just as likely to be a good place to recruit for you as anyone else.""This is Benin, it's a small place where the individual matters more.... Less outside influence.... I can make my own mark and get my own connections."SMO "So this is about power and control... Shadow of Unity, the Nigerian military, the Energy Corporations, they are all not here.""Do you want my help or not?" Mason had his arms crossed and was tapping his foot.The Strange Militia Officer closed his eyes, holding them and being silent before replying. "I am still wounded and the threat could still be out there. And I certainly do not want to lose the northern Muslims to the Global Insurgency Network or the Guardians of Abraham.""And your contacts with the Benin Army?"SMO "I will see what I can arrange. They are more mobile and willing to work with the NAU, so it shouldn't be too hard to get them to work with you."Unit TiersRaw: Unit with no trainingGreen: Units with two months of training in what functions as a militia or third world military boot camp.Inexperienced: Units with three months of training in a second or first world boot camp, likely as conscripts. They can also be units trained in lesser facilities in the third world, but moderate combat experience and three months of instruction, training, or practice.Benin Militia: Typically GreenBenin Army: Typically InexperiencedFaction Information>MENAizedFactions with this ability have all “inexperienced” or better foot-mobile infantry replace “Guerilla” with either “Bush-Fighter” or “Desert Fighter” (Currently only allies to militia or units very close to Mason).>My Home, My Cause, My TrainingFactions with this ability have all “green” or better foot-mobile infantry gain “Motivated” (Only applies in militia's home province, or Benin for the Army)Unit Specialties>“Guerilla”Units are one rank better at stealth, typically because they are antigovernmental groups or militia. >BushfighterReplaces “Guerilla”, and has the same function, with the addition of +2 to the skills and abilities of: “Recon Patrol”, “Perception” and “Survival”. The added abilities only apply in areas that can be considered “African Bush” or “Savana”, with plantations and farmland included.
Rolled 4, 17, 1, 20 = 42 (4d20)Rolling for resources and contacts.
>>5356828Mason has good news and bad news. The Militia can't support him that much more, they are in rough condition, need time to heal, and most of the leaders don't like him. The Benin Army is eager to work with Americans and thus Mason. They have two battalions in the current province, and one to the west, one to the south. Logistical situation is solid, and the Benin regime can support at least 8 units total of battalion size.The militia have two intact battalions, both of which are ignoring Mason and guarding their areas. The Muslims have been so insulted by Mason, that even Muslims who go to the Mosque during holidays, are insulted. Not only will they not talk to Mason or work with him, but the northern province has gone dark. It runs the risk of being looted or being used as a source of recruits for hostile, anti-governmental groups. The Good News, is that Mason got lucky in terms of NAU support. He has two major favors he can call in.Voting Time, best of 24 hours or first to 3!>NAU, RDJTF Airborne Battalion, 2 favorsNormally, the smallest unit is a brigade and if anything smaller is deployed... It's Green Berets. Well, the Green Berets are busy training state or rebel groups in the Americas, there is a big war going on! The way things are going you might just end up with Canadians even!NAU RDJTF Airborne units are "Experienced/Veteran", which are two ranks higher than the professional African Troops. They come with some of the best weapons and armor in the world, night vision, thermals, and the ability to deploy into any province at will (Except mountain ones or places having storms.)>Drone Support, 1 FavorExpand the bases in Nigeria and Benin, so you can call in Avenger, Predator missile strikes! >NAU Surplus, 1 FavorThis stuff was the best issued in the world in 2021, now it's obsolete. This equipment arms and armors two Battalions. Does not include thermals or night vision, but does include red dots and magnifiers, along with anti-tank weapons. You can request this twice.>NAU Vehicle Surplus, 1 FavorArmored Humvees, M113s covered in uparmor, cameras, and extra weapons! Two different battalions get different vehicles! Not the best for the brush, and can get bogged down in urban areas! Can be used as cover!If you take it twice, you get tanks (Like old tanks, but still, tanks!)>NAU Advisors, 1 FavorAdvisors and trusted Benin allies are moved into two battalions until they are one rank in training and morale higher!
>>5356844>>NAU, RDJTF Airborne Battalion, 2 favors
>>5356844>NAU, RDJTF Airborne Battalion, 2 favors
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>5357194>>5357106The Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force had started as a "three-division" task force, known as the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF). Shaped into a "mobile strike force", the RDGTF had access to units and support from all force branches of the United States Armed Forces. Along with strong naval and air support, it consisted of two Airborne divisions, two Army infantry divisions, a Marine amphibious landing division, and a brigade of all three types of helicopters. Due to its responsibilities being mainly focused in the "Middle East" and "Central Asia", the RDGTF was inactivated in 1983 and re-organized as the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). By 2025, a new administration, an adjusted congress, and rising "jingoist" rhetoric among "unfriendly" or "borderline hostile" regimes in Southern Europe and the Americas, drove new calls for increased military spending. Requests were made to raise military spending up to 4% to match the level of 2004 and to make "strong considerations" for a formation of "equal or greater capability to the inactivated Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force". Considerations were also made for a possible deployment in portions of Africa, in the event of an "extreme crisis". Minimal requirements were that infantry would be capable of helicopter, light, or motorized (JLTV transport) infantry operation, and that all infantry NCOs would be "Ranger Qualified" or have Combat Infantry Badges and have served multiple wartime deployments.-
>>5357800The RDJTF Airborne Battalion arrived in less than 24 hours, only to turn out to be Canadians. Damn. The Canadian Airborne Regiment had been broken apart because in the 1990s they tortured a Somalian to death, the leaks of footage of brutal hazing and white supremist iconography did not help much. This was something... They had arrived quickly and they seemed to be a mostly diverse lot, about 50% Europeans with a healthy mix of East Asians, Indians, Sikhs, and Africans. It wasn't completely clear how well they would fare in jungle or desert, according to the records these were veterans. Their equipment resembled the United States Marines before 2010, only with disposable LAW rockets at the squad level (10 guys) and Carl Gustaf M4s are stored in trucks to be issued as needed, but are present at least in small squads at the platoon level (40~). Designated marksmen at the squad level, two light 60mm mortars at the company level (150~), and heavy mortars at the Battalion level. They were mounted in the G Wagon - Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW).... Five men to a vehicle.... Vulnerable cargo trucks in the middle of the convoy....They would be extremely mobile and the soldiers were equipped well in armor, but their vehicles had none and they had to dismount from their vehicles to engage. The vehicles certainly could provide fire-support, but they ran the risk of being hit with long range mortars or sniper fire. The driver of a vehicle couldn't so easily "go to ground". -SFU might still be in the region, the northern province has gone dark, and GIN is trying to surround a NAU airbase in Niger... Just north of Nigeria and Benin... Very bad. Time to vote! First to 3 or most in 24 hours!>1. Using the new Canadian Battalion, along with one of the local Benin Army Battalion's (And whatever local militia or civilians can look around) to sweep the current middle-east province for SFU and other threats.>2. Do the same instead to the Middle-West province just north of the middle-west urban area, the area that is pretty rural but full of cotton and cash crops. (It's the province labeled "14"). Perhaps the local Militia will shoot anything they run into or might rush to help if the hear gunfire?>3. Send the Canadian Battalion in a limited probing operation into the Northern province.>4. Move the spare Benin Army Battalion into the border of the Northern Province, with the Canadians as a quick response reserve. They might be more warm and friendly to their countrymen, but we can't let the army go in alone.
>>5357810>>1. Using the new Canadian Battalion, along with one of the local Benin Army Battalion's (And whatever local militia or civilians can look around) to sweep the current middle-east province for SFU and other threats.
Rolled 13, 19, 11, 5 = 48 (4d20)Option isn't locked in yet, but either way, these rolls need to be made.
Rolled 14, 8 = 22 (2d20)>>5358137>>5357813
Rolled 14, 2 = 16 (2d20)The Canadians were in lighter vehicles and they had the ability to fight while moving, so they would be the first and land in the convoy and if need be, they would try and watch the flanks. The Benin Army would be here to "make up the numbers", especially considering they were in large vulnerable cargo trucks. Due to the situation and equipment available, it seemed there would be a lot of driving over dirt roads, hopefully roads so remote no one would think to plant a bomb on one. It was a large remote province, lots of ground to cover, a lot of areas to look over.Mason would have to be sitting by the C4 interface, with all the screens, in a dark room. If he closed his eyes and did pushups, he had to be listening to the radio traffic and alert sounds. If he wanted to listen to Death Metal, he had to be watching all the screens. There was projectors, multiple laptops, the whole works. All of them had chemically induced themselves to get the maximum amount of sleep they could, before they woke up and had limited time to prepare before the op happened.Mason was feeling good this day, perhaps he would see the enemy before they saw him.
Rolled 10, 8, 8, 6, 4, 10, 3, 5, 5, 10, 3, 10, 4, 6, 9, 1, 9, 7, 3, 5, 9 = 135 (21d10)>>5359003Not only did the satellites pick up something, but the drones had detected something too, with confirmation by the two battalions on the move. Considering that these Canadians were what? Lethal hunter-killers? Whatever they were, they opened fire through the brush at 600 meters, while moving.
Rolled 4, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 5, 6, 5, 9, 7, 2, 5, 7, 3 = 87 (15d10)>>535900622 - (10) +5 = 1718 / 21"This is Reindeer Actual, we shot them up really badly. We're dismounting now to engage on foot and at range. Let's see if these fuckers can even hit us."Mason shifted his eyes and scooted closer to the desk, checking the various laptops and screens."Greenfor can't engage at this distance, but this is a good place to dismount for them. I'll tell them now."According to the readouts he had available him and the laser information fed into the C4, followed by the taping or button pressing on the field.... They had stumbled upon two battalions of well equipped light infantry, and they had just killed 12 whole squads of them, while getting close, disruptive fire on another 24 squads. Mason crossed his fingers that the enemy couldn't return fire, and couldn't return fire with much.
Rolled 3, 10 = 13 (2d10)Typo, need to roll 2 more dice. >>5359013
Rolled 3, 16, 15, 13, 8, 3, 14, 5, 1, 17, 6, 4, 9, 9, 9, 17, 7, 7 = 163 (18d20)"This is Reindeer Actually, they're falling short! Hahaha! We had a few rounds ding off helmets or vests, but we're okay! Greenfor is moving up from behind us!"
Rolled 2, 5, 9, 9, 7, 1, 1, 10, 6, 8, 8, 4, 1, 1, 3, 3 = 78 (16d10)Suddenly, there was a series of small heat signatures from where the enemy was, and then there was a lot of large heat signatures right among the Canadians. A few seconds later, 20 vehicles suddenly went dark. Mason dropped the cup he was holding. A hundred men could've died just now. One out of every four people was now likely dead, and it was unlikely that the rest of them would be able to stand firm under even suppressing fire.
Rolled 7, 2, 7, 4, 7, 6, 6, 6, 5, 6, 6, 1 = 63 (12d10)>>5359024 After that the fighting dragged on for a few minutes, during which neither side could really hurt each other due to the extreme range, the thick brush, and the use of body armor on both sides. After that the 60mm mortars, all six of them, opened up, targeting the units that appeared the most scared and were putting out the least amount of return fire. Considering these squads were not shooting back, it was hard to tell if they were killed or put out of action, or not. However, reports were coming in that three squads were wiped out, than three more after that. Both sides were firing explosives in high arcs from grenade launchers and there was sporadic reports of minor wounds and close calls, but the brush was catching half the fragmentation and the unbearably hot nylon-cotton uniforms were catching the rest. Than both sides started firing HE rockets right on top of each other, and the six 81mm mortars began to fire. There was fire in the distance and gunfire not returning... but then the enemy opened up with it's mortars and rockets as well.
>>5359035Almost no one died in the return fire, but there was a lot of scared radio chatter. The squads that didn't get hit returned fire, marking and engaging targets that the mortars were firing upon as well. The brush had been burned apart and some of it had caught fire into an incredible blaze, but the explosions landing among it put some of it out. The rest of it was stamped out with help of the militias and civilians that moved into the air. They were afraid that all the cotton would be reduced to nothing, and so would the farmers.It was confirmed that 20 vehicles had been hit with incendiary rockets and they went up in fireballs, the uniforms and weapons of the men inside catching fire with gasoline and seats of the vehicles. They had died instantly, or fallen out, rolling on the ground and screaming before they died of shock. It was a shocking and horrifying battle, something of myths and legends, definitely nightmares. 100 people were completely killed with no hope, and yet everyone else had very minor injuries if any. The Benin Army had stayed back because they couldn't help much, and when their mortars were available to help, the battle was already over. If the enemy had tried to fight a little longer, 12 more mortars would've wiped them out.. The enemy was in a completely different position, There was what appeared to be 600 or so bodies scattered across so many fields. Inside 200-300 meter by 200-300 meter hexgrids, six of them, their bodies were seemingly sprinkled about. Some of the rockets and weapons left over had exploded from being hit with force, but strangely enough almost all of their helmets and armor were still intact... Some of the chest plates and helmets were bent, and obviously a lot of them had holes in them... but other then that they seemed fine.... This was because their helmets and chest plates were made of steel... AR-550 steel, very strong. It also explained why so many of them had strange small fragmentation wounds, and also why their vests, shoulder-pads, and neck coverings were made of a material similar to Kevlar..... Steel didn't absorb bullets, it shattered them and sent the fragments sideways and up. There was also mandibles to cover the face, also made of steel... And for every ten or so bodies, there was one or two examples of what looked like the bulky "FLASH" incendiary rocket system. They looked brand new and had scopes, other improvements. This is what killed the hundred brave souls.
>>5359050All of this was concerning, but a lot of this stuff was just.... cheap, steel crap... What was more concerning was that they seemed to have got into a struggle with two battalions. One of them was only half present in bodies, the other half of that battalion must've run away. No, most of the bodies were the battalion that didn't run away. They wore Kevlar helmets, looked like ones made in China, but they had ballistic face visors made of ballistic glass...and counterweights on the back because.... There was ceramic armor upgrades in the top front of the helmets. A knife had a harder time cutting into their plate carriers..... UHMWPE.... Must be... The stuff that replaced Kevlar... Even worse they had.... These strange Chinese weapon systems that appeared to be a gun wrapped around a long range, 20mm grenade launcher... rigged to what seemed to be a very complex, computerized scope. There was only one or two of these for every ten of the strange, better equipped bodies... but all of this was very concerning.Sure, some of this stuff could be bought in the US or bulk obtained in Shanghai..... And so it was concerning that an insurgency had a bunch of loyal white psycos and the money to pay and equip them...... but access to PLA prototypes decades China collapsed into civil war.....Who the fuck were these people? Were they Society for Uprising? The attack that happened in Nigeria had some of the lesser white killers.... the helmets matched at least.... but the the extra addons to helmets and the new, more dangerous hostiles....the FLASH system...The prototype weapons... All of this was new and never seen before. When Mason sent the data to the Pentagon and their counterparts in Canada, red flags were detected left and right. Both of these squads had been or almost been better equipped then anything known about the Brazil Armed Forces, and the NAU was currently mobilizing everything it could to resist Brazil and it's allies. The NAU had gotten the drop on these tangos with veteran troops, and still there was a hundred dead, and the battalion would have to be taken apart and put back together. All of these men, no matter what they said, would be haunted for the rest of their lives by what they saw and what they had to do... Well, except that incredible leaps had been made in psycho-therapy, so they would just be haunted for about six years, and have bad memories for life.
The situation in West Africa is now declared to be so grave that Mason now has 3!!!! favors he can cash in now. This is not including that the Canadian Battalion will likely be rebuilt and thus be available again.Voting Time, best of 24 hours or first to 3!>NAU, RDJTF Airborne Battalion, 2 favorsNormally, the smallest unit is a brigade and if anything smaller is deployed... It's Green Berets. Well, the Green Berets are busy training state or rebel groups in the Americas, there is a big war going on! The way things are going you might just end up with Canadians even!NAU RDJTF Airborne units are "Experienced/Veteran", which are two ranks higher than the professional African Troops. They come with some of the best weapons and armor in the world, night vision, thermals, and the ability to deploy into any province at will (Except mountain ones or places having storms.)>Drone Support, 1 FavorExpand the bases in Nigeria and Benin, so you can call in Avenger, Predator missile strikes!>NAU Surplus, 1 FavorThis stuff was the best issued in the world in 2021, now it's obsolete. This equipment arms and armors two Battalions. Does not include thermals or night vision, but does include red dots and magnifiers, along with anti-tank weapons. You can request this twice.>NAU Vehicle Surplus, 1 FavorArmored Humvees, M113s covered in uparmor, cameras, and extra weapons! Two different battalions get different vehicles! Not the best for the brush, and can get bogged down in urban areas! Can be used as cover!If you take it twice, you get tanks (Like old tanks, but still, tanks!)>NAU Advisors, 1 FavorAdvisors and trusted Benin allies are moved into two battalions until they are one rank in training and morale higher!
>>5359061>NAU Vehicle Surplus, 1 FavorTake it twice>Drone Support, 1 Favor
There are now two competing campaigns that are hostile to each other and you. Yay.
>>5359061>Drone Support>2x NAU Vehicle surplus
If that choice wins, there'll have to be a decision about which unit gets what. It's confirmed that one battalion will get M1151 up-armored humvees, two will get heavily upgraded M113s, and one will get M60A3s upgraded with composite armor and ERA.The Canadians, Benin Army, and Benin Militia are all available to equip, but it's likely that a Nigerian tank crews will have to be rotated in for the M60s.
>>5359700I'm assuming that the M1151 are the best ones, so leave them to the canadians, the Nigerians get the M60A3s like you said and the M113s goes to the militias
>>5359689>>5359167>>5359727Both militia battalions appeared to be won over by being given access to armored boxes to ride around in, though they were unable to understand the turrets, or how to drive, or how to work the cameras. At the same time it was serious and important hardware, and some of them were eager to learn how to use it. There was confusion as these vehicles seemed to be for traveling far, and the militia were part time militia that tried to stay close to home. Well, it seemed these were desperate times, and their families and fields would have to wait, for now at least. The Nigerians had thought they would be placed inside a Benin Army battalion to operate it's tanks, but once they realized the tanks were in Nigeria and shipped to their partially destroyed armor battalion, they put them right into action.
Loading other campaign's turns. >>5360018In other news, a wide range within Chad that bordered Niger, saw a mass retreat of GIN forces as the Arab Coalition advanced in. While most of the area left to the Arab Coalition was empty desert, the northern section partially appears to be a mountainous area with not enough gold to supply a national economy, but enough to fund some minor rebel groups. In The Golden Triangle of Tibesti, a number of Chadian rebel groups have existed, waiting for their time to overthrow the "unjust dictatorship that rules over Chad". From 1990 to 2020 one man ruled, now his son is in power. With the GIN having moved out of the area, the Arab Coalition, rallying forces from Algeria, Libya, and Egypt, have charged into Chad with the support of the Chad state. Chad forces had been unwilling to attack the gold miners or areas around them, as they often were underpaid men, who covertly provided protection to the gold miners in exchange for a cut of the gold. The Chad military meanwhile has assembled a considerable force to drive GIN forces from the Chad lake that borders Nigeria, Niger, and Chad. The regime is hoping to have a photo even better than the one taken in 2015, before they dealt Boko Haram what was a powerful blow.
Mason might need to relocate now, it would seem that Benin is stable enough. The regime there isn't perfect or even good, but it's a lot better than it used to be. Without the people being taxed by the government and robbed by terrorists, they might be able to heal and prosper in time. Time to vote! First to 3 or best in 24 hours!>1. Stay in Benin>2. Move to Nigeria's capital>3. Move to Nigeria's area along the frontline with the GIN>4. Move to Benin's border with Lake Chad and the Chad.
>>5360022>2. Move to Nigeria's capital
>>5360370Shortly after Mason got off the plane in Abuja, Nigeria...The news came in. The Chad National Army had gotten overly excited, and had charged forward into areas previously occupied by the Global Insurgency Network in northeast Nigeria. They had crossed the border to do an attack, and normally they would give advance warning. This time they didn't do that, and when they charged in, the area instead was guarded by the Civilian Joint Task Force... Nigerian vigilantes. Some speculated that the Civilian Joint Task Force opened fire first, as the Chad National army sometimes dressed in ways very similar to the GIN. Others thought the Chad National Army was eager to get revenge or kill people. Regardless, dozens of Civilian Joint Task Force members were killed, and part of a hamlet was set on fire. This is a Major War Crime and as such what remains of the UN has launched an investigation.The NAU has declared to it's forces that there will now be a focus on keeping Nigerians and the Chad military apart.There are also reports that many of the Chadian rebels in the areas bordering Niger and Libya were crushed with excessive force, which at the very least is another minor war crime, if not a string of minor crimes that add up to a Major War Crime. The Red Crescent is getting full support from the NAU, but political forces back at home want to see results or support for this conflict will reduce.Time to vote, first to 3 or most in 24 hoursHow will Mason secure the venerable area?Mason will try to work with his contacts to move weapons and training into the Civilian Joint Task Forceor Mason will sneak with a small force of special forces and get intel on the situation. If someone is responsible, they'll find proof. They could even capture or kill those responsible.How will Mason manage to shore up support from back home?Mason will push for aggressive action, such as positioning "peace keepers" inside the sliver of Chad territory that borders Nigeria. The Arab Coalition forces in the area are a geopolitical threat and it seems Chad is not with the NAU.Mason will attempt to get information to tug at the heartstrings of the liberals, socialists, and black people of the NAU. He saw an advertisement from the Red Crescent saying it's time to donate blood...., Mason's thinking will be a little less fast as his blood will carry less oxygen, but... It will make someone feel something.... Even if it's just him or just the locals.
>>5360929>Mason will sneak with a small force of special forces and get intel on the situation. If someone is responsible, they'll find proof. They could even capture or kill those responsible.>>5360929>Mason will attempt to get information to tug at the heartstrings of the liberals, socialists, and black people of the NAU. He saw an advertisement from the Red Crescent saying it's time to donate blood...., Mason's thinking will be a little less fast as his blood will carry less oxygen, but... It will make someone feel something.... Even if it's just him or just the locals.
There are now four separate campaigns all playing in the same setting and the same area! Wow!I wonder if they'll accidently or purposely kill each other!
>>5361798Do you mean other qms in this same setting or is it about the multi-country armies in the region ?
>>5361816They're not QMs but yes.
Someone needs to roll 3d20.
Rolled 17, 6, 12 = 35 (3d20)>>5361819I'll do it
>>5361829While moving in to do covert reconnaissance with a company of Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment, something hostile was detected trying to move into Nigeria. The company is with Mason and they have drone support, which has been activated and directed into a high circling formation. The group could be the Chad National Army or GIN, or some group that is similarly dressed and equipped. They appear to be at least a company, but they could be more. Some of them appear to be on foot and some appear to be in trucks. What do you?>1. Ambush them beyond what you predict their effective range of return fire is. If there is too many of them, do drone strikes, followed by a fighting retreat.>2. Same as above, only closer so you can get better shots, at the risk that survivors might be able to return fire.>3. Wait for them to move into Nigeria and start attacking villages or friendlies, before you ambush them
>>5361833>>2. Same as above, only closer so you can get better shots, at the risk that survivors might be able to return fire.
>>5361833>2. Same as above, only closer so you can get better shots, at the risk that survivors might be able to return fire.
Rolled 3, 5, 2, 1, 9, 6, 1, 1, 8, 8 = 44 (10d10)>>5362160>>5362009Rolling
Rolled 15 (1d20)Rolling again
Rolled 10 (1d20)The company of rangers had moved in the darkness through light brush, the nature that existed close to Lake Chad. Decades ago Boko Haram had hidden here and been difficult to detect, but the desert was spreading and the world was warming up. The men had brought most MK-17A2 SCARs configured for 5.56x45mm M855A1, as they wanted to carry a lot of ammo and have SOCOM barrels that wouldn't heat up as much, but also would be short enough for suppressors. Each of these men had over a million dollars in training, and they were carrying Enhanced Night Vision Goggles & Scopes. While most of the world was stuck with rattley Kalashnikovs and soft body armor, these men walked the world like it was a video game. Their guns seemed to project lasers only they could see, and their Googles not only could see in infra-red or light amplification, but they had advanced identification technology that highlighted friendlies, hostiles, and neutrals. There was a circle in their vision with a dot inside, that indicated where their weapon was pointed. They had headsets that made gunfire quiet, and food-steps, whispers loud. When told these forces were likely hostile, the button was pressed and the C4 system converted all these neutral readings to hostile. The order was to engage at 350 meters, which was easy as all their scopes had rangefinders. The bullets cracked through the air, but there was no muzzle-flashes. About 70 bodies dropped and the remainder tried to run away, or fire back. They were slaughtered without any idea who was shooting them. They were able to move in and inspect the bodies, but none of them had any training in this sort of thing. Mason didn't have the training, but he was extremely educated and might figure things out.9+9+3+5-5+5-2 = 24vs 207 kill, 3 disrupt
Rolled 5, 19 = 24 (2d20)>>5362308Mason frowns, he doesn't have CSI training or a kit. He's stuck trying to identify the equipment and uniforms of these people.
Rolled 12, 16, 6 = 34 (3d20)>>53623145+8 = 1319 + 3 = 21Mas at the same time finds himself struggling to recognize or know much about what he is seeing. Chad National Army uniform, Turban, ChiCom chest rig, Desert boots..... The ammunition in their weapons is military issue 7.62x39mm, made locally. However, the same uppers and downers found on most terrorists are found on them....hidden away in their uniforms. They don't have shades, but it is night-time. No tattoos are found and he can't tell by checking their bodies if they took anything before they died. Mason felt he did a great job searching the bodies, but he couldn't collect any evidence besides notes, pictures, and having the men carry some of the captured equipment.Maybe in the morning his thoughts will be clear.
>>5362331In the Morning Mas felt his thoughts were a lot clearer. He felt he remembered more things about the region and had that he could better understand what few clues he had. There was a case about ad decade ago where Chad military officers were caught with 20 million USD worth of the opiate painkiller Tramadol. So that could explain why they found Tramadol. However, finding stimulants is really hard outside the wealthy, urban, dock cities in the South. Some basic testing indicates these men had Captagon, which is a stimulant like Amthamines that was popular in the Middle East, but not in this region.Mason also noticed that they saw no indication the hostiles tried to surrender, after taking 70-80% losses in 10 seconds. Even the captain and radio operator were killed while the survivors started firing into the trees or running away. Perhaps they didn't know they could surrender and were so high, that not all the survivors tried to run away? Strange.Vote. First to 3 or most in 24 hours! Unless the other campaigns take a million years (More than 24 hours)>1. Openly accuse Chad of having tried to do another Major War Crime at night, after they were just caught and put on trial for one.>2. Not mention the dead hostiles and quietly convince Chad to provide records of where its various units are. Say its an investigation about that attack two days ago.>3. Tell Chad about the bodies and privately demand a shared, joint investigation.>4. Do 2, but hide and/or bury the bodies. This is need to know.
>>5362435>2. Not mention the dead hostiles and quietly convince Chad to provide records of where its various units are. Say its an investigation about that attack two days ago.
Rolled 2, 19, 10, 18, 6 = 55 (5d20)Well I gave people extra time to vote and so the other campaigns could make their move. Considering that Mason needs to do Investigation's all the time and yet is bad at them... Let's presume that if he was going to improve at something, it would've been Investigation>>5362499
Rolled 19, 19 = 38 (2d20)Actually, change of plans, I altered a previously existing class and made you a new one. Congrats, you're +9 to Investigation>>5363699Mason this time had collected plenty of proof from inside Chad, once he had permission to go there. He was able to prove beyond a doubt, as far as he could tell, that most of the military leaders were either exceptional liars or they had actually pulled forces from the Nigerian/Chad border after being accused of a Major War Crime. Mason had also been able to talk multiple officers into agreeing that a formal investigation would improve the image of the Benin, especially if they really were innocent. At the same time, he was almost certain that Chad's military was oppressive and had a history of making mistakes. At the same time, they were mostly Muslim and wrapped fabric around their heads accordingly. Sure, ethnic groups were known to do horrible things to each other... But typically they needed to not share a religion, way of life, or general appearance. A third of the country were Sara, people who believed local beliefs and not Islam or Christianity. Perhaps that was it? Yet, at the same time, the troops that they fought last night seemed Muslim....Mason was able to get some records of the border area and look over the area with his own eyes. The military camps there had indeed been emptied, and perhaps three days ago was how long they had been that way. In the morning, nothing was on fire and no one was killing each other, so he decided to spend the second day thinking things over and trying to ask around for rumors.
>>536370128 Investigation and 22 Persuasion (Gather Information)This entire time Mason had not been able to prove the Benin Army innocent, but he also wasn't able to prove them guilty. Increasingly things did not add up, but they did in a way where there was a small chance that the Benin Army was responsible. If the animalists had dressed as Muslims and attacked last night, to do a second, larger War Crime... That would make sense.... But if it was possible for Chad National Army soldiers to dress as other Chad National Army soldiers...What about people who were not the army or even Chad? Come to think of it, weren't their uniforms very similar? The attacking soldiers didn't have shades, but they did have narcotics that were typically only common in the Middle East.... Among Jihadists.... The GIN.... They had just recently pulled out of the area that the attack came from, and they had recently left the area attacked. In fact, they gave up a lot of ground and THEN there was a major counterattack against them....but not before.... In fact, it had been days since they counterattacked or did anything.....The rumors he was hearing and was getting from informants indicated that the GIN just pulled up and left.... Without much warning...... Some of the locals also spotted strange trucks driving during the night and some men, perhaps part of the attacking force, moving into the brush. It seemed the locals had seem a portion of the attack that Mason and the Rangers had intercepted... He couldn't be entirely sure that the GIN was responsible, again... This could just be rogue Chad Army units....Though, there was one thing that was troubling..... The Chad regime was cozying up more and more to the Arab Coalition, likely because they were just another oppressive dictatorship among them all... This was troubling. The Chad National Army had worn itself down resisting jihadists in three nations, if it wasn't so damn oppressive and sloppy, it would be a suitable NAU ally.
Mason returns to the capitol of Nigeria, which is Abuja. He's not certain how much information can be put on the local C4 network, as it's still compromised. However, he might as well block the internet and turn it on. It can't send any signals out if it's not able to connect to the internet. So there Mason is, sitting in the C4 building and staring at screens, running things with cables manually.What he saw on this screen was very strange. As he kept reading, it got stranger and stranger.Time to vote, best of 3, 24 hours, or whenever the other players have updated!Decision One, Write In>What do you think the mysterious “Uploaded Message” was trying to tell Mason?Decision Two>1. Should the C4 system be completely wiped clean and then give brand new software, data? Followed by disconnecting the possibly stupid Nigerian Generals, NAU advisors, and technical support people?>2. Above, but restrict only the technical support people>3. Above, but also restrict the Nigerian Generals>4. Do not wipe the system except the data and information. That will be on separate systems offline.
>>53637281>They think it's possible that we might be up to something, which they can't really tell what, and that there's a traitor among us.2>3. Above, but also restrict the Nigerian Generals
>>5364553The decision and process of carrying it out takes all day and part of the night. When Mason wakes up, he finds out through the news that the most important areas of the northern half of Mali have fallen to Jihadists, likely the GIN. If Timbuktu falls, then the entire northern half of Mali will be in the hands of rebels or Jihadists. The situation in Mali is ugly, as all three sides have done Major War crimes that seemed racially motivated. At the same time, Mali has been disavowed for years and partially sanctioned by nations within West Africa. France had been heavily invested in the area and when Gao and Timbuktu had last fallen about 16 years ago, the French had waged a lightning campaign. That operation had taken all the French that were in West Africa, about a battalion's worth, along with some further reinforcements from France. The NAU has limited resources in the area, and the Mali regime is a product of three separate coups, a new one every decade or so at least. At the same time, it's not as bad as Cameroon and certainly not as bad as Chad. In fact, during about a third of the last two decades, mostly during the period the maximum amount of time between coups (So five years in, since coups are about every ten years), it's situation is about as good as Benin is on a good year. Mason's example and words have not only allowed him to maintain his current level of support from home, but the Canadian Battalion will be replaced with a fresh one, veterans as well... If he wants to commit it to an attack against the GIN or to help defend the south of Mali. However, there is no support for propping up failed states. Almost all the resources are devoted to South America, and that's historically been a less oppressive, more economically strong place compared to Africa. At the same time, the US is 20% Latino and only 13.5 percent black. It doesn't help that Mexico is one of the three members of the NAU, or that most of the Americas are currently partially European in ethnicity.At the same time, the Pentagon has been warning that West Africa would be a powder keg of terrorism. They predicted a lot of the problems of the region, and it would be very bad if "super ISIS" managed to conquer a second country.
I'm enjoying how active three of the four campaigns are!>>5365126Time to Vote! First to 3 or Most in 24 hours! Update based on when others have made their moves!>1. Mali, like Chad, is a dictatorship and likely to side with the Arab Coalition anyways. >2. Mali, like Chad, can be reasoned and negotiated with. Those who are founded guilty can be investigated or put on trial. Considering this, it's time to move the Canadian Heavy Motorized Battalion to Mali's capitol.>3. Same as above, but demanding immediate signs of Good Will or Increased Democracy.>4. Same as 2, but demanding peace with the Mali Tuareg Berbers separatists, so that the civil-war can end.>5. Same as 2, but making preparations for a coup or revolution in Mali.
>>5365133>3. Same as above, but demanding immediate signs of Good Will or Increased Democracy.If we're gonna prop then, we need an ally regime and a little more stable one.
Rolled 4, 2 = 6 (2d20)>>5365503
Not that anyone cares currently, but I slightly altered the mechanics for movement rates and how combat works in the least simplified wargaming system.>>5366156Mason managed to get himself into a little bit of trouble with the upper brass because the quality of the letter he had written wasn't very good. At the same time, Mali's ruling regime seems to have "caved". The current leader of the nation has stepped down and elections are scheduled to happen next year. The military is in a tough position as close to a decade ago and the decade before that, coups had happened during time of considerable inaction and corruption from the civilian politicians. This is also not the first time that Mali was told to bend to Western demands, before it would get military support. Various NGOs had warned this didn't work and would not work. This time however, Mali has "caved".Mason and the Canadian Heavy Motorized Battalion are moving to Mali. The problem is that the C4 interface will have to be a closely guarded secret. It is also very possible that the separatists and jihadists know that the NAU has moved forces into the nation. It's only a few days before news gets leaked to the press and a big story is made of it.Time to Vote! First to 3 or Most in 24 hours! Update based on when others have made their moves!>1. Move forces to Timbuktu (Which is in the West of the GIN positions) and start digging in.>2. Prepare for a joint assault on Gao, the settled area that recently just fell.>3. Do a lightning raid on the southeast area of Gao, and then move the forces into a position where they can be a quick reaction force.>4. Use drones to examine the area around Gao, before planning the next operation.Please Be Advised, Mason has various stats and skills he can "roll for" to get a better understanding of the situation.
>>5366209>>3. Do a lightning raid on the southeast area of Gao, and then move the forces into a position where they can be a quick reaction force.
>>5366209>3. Do a lightning raid on the southeast area of Gao, and then move the forces into a position where they can be a quick reaction force.speaking of which, how does the combat work ?
>>5367033There are three different systems for how we do combat. For the division on division fight, we used GURPS Mass Combat. For everything else, we've been using Kill or Be Killed.
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Rolled 4, 4 = 8 (2d10)>>5367033>>5366698Rolling
I've just recently introduced (last night) that change to movement speed. It's a good thing the Canadians are in vehicles, as they're weighed down by their belt-feds.>>5367269Mason was honest with himself, he was not a Commander or a General. He was at most an overeducated civilian with a C4 interface, drones, and access to a battalion of brave killers. Whoever was commanding the forces in that province, he was too slow, he was not observant enough, and his men did not react fast enough either. The Canadians raced in, loaded up inside their armored up Humvees and they not only were not ambushed, but they took the enemy by surprise. 150 meters engagement distance, no warning. Light body armor, cover, drugs, fanaticism None of it was good enough.
>>5367278Mason stared at the screens, maps, and his notes. Something was odd, something was strange. A full 24 hours had passed and it seemed that none of the other factions had made any moves, or they had done them in darkness and silence. In fact, besides the fighting, not much, if anything, had happened. Except... That opposition politician in Benin had his sentenced reduced to a third, which would be "house arrest". In the local area, this was going to put Benin on the path to be the second most democratic nation, out of six or so that Mason was concerned with. What was strange, is that there was no way what happened had anything to do with Mason. He had made his... insistences to Mali... just yesterday, partially into the night, and the the news of this change in sentenced, happened at 6PM last night. It could be the local presence of the NAU, or fear of losing NAU support like Mali and Chad had.He was told by the Colonel of this fresh Canadian brigade, that they were willing to "get in the thick of it, and fight", but that under "no circumstances" should they be "taking the same heavy risk and losses of the last brigade".The Colonel is right, it's looking increasingly like the situation is just as serious as it was about 16 years ago, and yet the number of western troops is about a 1/3rd as much...and there certainly is a lack of West African reinforcements from other nations.Time to Vote! First to 3 or Most in 24 hours! Update based on when others have made their moves!>1. Move forces to Timbuktu (Which is in the West of the GIN positions) and start digging in.>2. Prepare for a joint assault on Gao, the settled area that recently just fell.>3. Keep the forces in a position where they can be a quick reaction force.>4. Use drones to examine the area around Gao, before planning the next operation.Bonus Choice!, you can pick none or all of these. ALL OF THEM COME AT A PRICE THOUGH!>1. Ask Mason's contact of the Nigerian Opposition Politician, to push for battalion of skilled Nigerian Army infantry to be sent as reinforcements.>2. Pay or make concessions to Chad, for them to send a battalion of skilled infantry.>3. Talk Burkina Faso into providing a battalion of skilled infantry.>4. Pull strings and make opportunities for the Guardian of Abraham to either deploy as reinforcements, or to start "stealing recruits" from the local GIN.>5. Borrow future "favors"/money and hire veteran "Jumbo" mercenaries from the East African Confederation.Please Be Advised, Mason has various stats and skills he can "roll for" to get a better understanding of the situation.
>>5367300I meant to say you can pick and choose from the second choice's options, so any combination, including none or all.
>>5367300>2. Prepare for a joint assault on Gao, the settled area that recently just fell.>1. Ask Mason's contact of the Nigerian Opposition Politician, to push for battalion of skilled Nigerian Army infantry to be sent as reinforcements.>3. Talk Burkina Faso into providing a battalion of skilled infantry.
Rolled 3, 20 = 23 (2d20)>>5367552Rolling
Rolled 1, 4 = 5 (2d10)>>5367552The Burkina Faso L'Armée de Terre responded and sent their best unit, who were led by a charismatic officer. These men have morale as good as the Canadians do, but they only fight as well as the best of the local African forces. At the same time, there was good news, for Mason and the Canadians had accidently liberated a decently populated area. That area had a good number of farms and had militias on either side of the border, along with populated areas that the militias were recruited at. The militias agreed to be part of this exciting offense, partially as it would allow them to strike back at the Jihadists that were on both sides of the border, but also because they could attack in numbers. The highly experienced soldiers of Burkina Faso showed up with their own technicals, but the militia only had personal motorcycles and cargo trucks loaned to them by the Mali army. Time for the offensive!
>>5368434Mason was in a difficult position, very carefully, he made sure that his forces had perfect coordination and yet his new allies didn't know about the C4 system. The best of his forces were able to do a lightning rush and take a few farms, along with the airfield. However, Mason could tell from his own display, that the enemy had not detected their radios, but they had possibly heard the sound of their trucks. Looking at the various displays and checking the drones he had access to, he was able to notice a few GIN trucks speeding into the most populated area of Gao. Despite all their advanced technology, they couldn't locate where the enemy was positioned and they had no indications the GIN had fled the area. As far as they could tell, Gao had 80,000 people and was a decently suburban area about 2 klicks away from the airfield.If they attacked, they would be ambushed. They could dismount from their trucks, but their trucks could be seen currently and likely would be seen coming in. The men could possibly walk the two kilometers, but there was reports of medium and heavy machine guns mounted on trucks or buildings. Already the NAU forces and their allies were taking simulants, just as the GIN likely were. The local militia arrived after being sent directions, they had stayed a specific and careful distance behind. Mason was left with tough decisions. Both sides had access to mobile vehicles and long range machine guns. His forces were better at looking and more powerful, their forces were better at hiding. Most of his forces were worse at hiding, than the enemy was at looking. If he doubled up the digging operation, he could get an area of 600 x 300 meters into a trench. It would be a lot more help to the green militia that barely had any protection. The problem was that his forces were likely to get tired and would have to fall back, leaving behind dug trenches that might have to be retaken later. At the other hand, he had captured the airport..... Maybe someone could land and reinforce? Then again, there was the risk of someone firing a missile at any planes that went by. His forces could stay here maybe 18 hours, and then they would have to leave. If he was attacked just after 9 hours, digging in would've really helped him. 9 hours from now would be daylight. Both sides possibly had an equal number of long range machine guns, but... perhaps his forces might get ambushed at a distance? Charged? Both?
>>5368441 (You)Decision Time! First to 3 or most in 24 hours, after others react!>1. Have people double up and start digging. The trucks will be stationed nearby to provide overwatch and covering fire with their long range machine guns.>2. Fall back to a position that overlooks the airfield. They don't have the farms and neither side has the airfield, the GIN are going to slowly run low on supplies and food.>3. Fall back to the farms and logistics areas, use the drones to give advance warning. It's unlikely the enemy has aircraft.Backup decision!In the event you stay at the airfield and secure it, do you risk advising the Mali military or someone else to land at the airfield as reinforcements?>1. Yes>2. NoIn a fit of horrible irony, the NAU will not send you more forces UNLESS you take Gao.
>>5368449>1. Have people double up and start digging. The trucks will be stationed nearby to provide overwatch and covering fire with their long range machine guns.>1. Yes
Rolled 5, 7, 2 = 14 (3d10)>>5368958>>5368451Rolling
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5369452
Mason sighed out, as he leaned back into what was a half decent office chair. It could be an armchair, but good luck getting all the screens around him and staying awake. Mason rubbed at his eyes and sighed out, before chewing more caffeinated gum. It would be a bitch to get his tolerance back up after this. He told himself that after maybe one more battle like this, he would try for R&R, and certainly want to rotate out these Canadians or find them a place to rest.He had his settings so that any radio on a higher rank setting, would interrupt whatever radio frequency he was listening to. This was good, because right now he was flipping through the various squad leaders.1 "Man, this is the shittiest video game I've ever played."2 "Just been staring at sand and buildings in the distance for hours now."3 "Do you have the channel for the company open to interrupt?"1 "Of course Sir."3 "And do you want to be down in the trenches digging?"2 "At this point I'm willing to rotate out and dig a little, just to have something else to do."1 "I see movement in the distance."3 "It's like those trucks that were coming up and down that road earlier. We're getting close to dawn, perhaps people woke up early. Watch it anyways."1 "I think those lights are getting closer."2 "Yeah, I agree they're getting bigger."3 "It could be your eyes being tired and pulsing."1 "Yeah yeah, I watched Generation Kill like the rest of you. This is not that. Switching to thermals."2 "You see anything?"1 "Not yet, my eyes are adjusting...Oh shit. That's a lot of trucks."3 "How many?"1 "Could be two battalions"3 "We're going to need to open fire. Send it up the line."Mason pulled his arm up and bite down on it, before driving his nails into his arm. Sitting up, he chewed harder on his gum. Faster faster, as he sat up as much as he could. M "This is Mason Actual. Tell the allies they're about to be flanked."3 "Fuck, Goddamnit. Some of us speak French. I think it's the Captain of Delta Company."Mason held down the button to broadcast to the entire battalion again."Mason Actual. Too late, open fire! Let them follow your tracers!Suddenly there was the loud, booming sound of 50 caliber heavy machineguns being fired in the distance, and the sound of a hail of gunfire ripping through friendly pickup trucks. Mason's heart was pounding, because he was only letting NAU veterans and officers use the C4 interface, he had no idea how many of his allies were dead and how many of their trucks were ruined.
Rolled 8, 2, 3, 10, 6, 7, 6, 2, 7, 7, 2, 5, 8, 10, 9, 3, 8, 5, 3, 2 = 113 (20d10)>>5369498
Rolled 7, 10, 3, 10, 10, 4, 8, 4, 1, 1, 4, 10, 7, 9, 8, 7, 1, 4, 1, 5 = 114 (20d10)>>5369499
Rolled 1 (1d4)As daylight rose, Mason was in an awkward and strange position. There was 40 burning trucks in the distance and not a lot of indication that the men who had been inside of those trucks...Not a lot of indication they were alive. After his allies got ambushed and so many of their trucks got damaged or wrecked.... The Canadians had opened fire, and the enemy had either routed or realized they lost too many trucks to have much of an impact going forward. However, a good chunk of the enemy trucks had stalled, been shot up, or gotten confused. A chunk of them opened fire upon the allied trucks and damaged, killed a few more of them.The ones who had not fled or retreated were slaughtered, as they had been yelled at to surrender and had not done so. Drone footage over the battlefield estimated about 200 of the enemy were dead, and there was no clue as to where the enemy had gone.Mason was contacted and told that in 24 hours, reinforcements would come from Burkina Faso, they would be traveling through the areas that Mason's forces had recently "liberated". Mason was also informed that after all of this help he was getting, he was obligated to help Burkina Faso "liberate" the northern parts of their country.In Burkina Faso, the jihadists had been a very serious problem. One so bad that coups and protests were constant, as people were always angry that the jihadists were doing raid after raid, with little resistance. Thankfully, the Jihadists were unable to work together, as some of them were pro-ISIS and others were pro-Al-Qaeda. Last night, encouraged by the taking of Gao, they had joined forces with the GIN. This was very very bad. The people in the capitol of Burkina Faso, there was an uprising and the government lost the capitol. There was reports of forces moving out of the city to go attack the newly recruited GIN areas. Mason felt bad, the forces that were with him now, getting shot at, could've been there to defend or retake the capitol. At the same time, almost all of the trucks that these experienced troops had moved on, were now wrecked.Luckily, there had been a shockingly fast response and Burkina Faso's military had cooperated with militias to retake the capitol.Mason was told that the victors of that glorious battle needed to sleep, but after they woke up they would drive 16 hours to reinforce him. The trenches had not done much good during the battle, but the diggers could now rest inside the trenches or behind the armored humvees. The Burkina Faso Colonel that was on the ground, agreed with Mason that after an attack, they were unlikely to attack again right away. Thus, it was logical that the best men, mostly infantry, should be the first to rest. After the Burkina Faso soldiers and Canadian infantry had rested, the militia and the crews of the uparmored humvees could rest.After that was 8 hours of everyone being rested and bored, before they were reinforced.Rolling to see if the planes can land.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5369510Logically, Mason should wait out the rest of his caffeine and then take medication so he could attempt to sleep. The problem is it only takes a single example of a Redeye or any guided AA missile system, to take down a large cargo plane that was trying to quickly unload cargo in the middle of the night.
>>5369514The plane managed to crash in the most horrible fashion possible, and it was filled with munitions that promptly went up after the aircraft got hit. There was a crew of two to five, and 90 combat soldiers within the plane. After that plane got hit, any further planes refused to try landing or dropping anything at the airfield.
Rolled 19 (1d20)Rolling
Mason sighed. It had been a risk and he had made a mistake. His actions had gotten 95 or so killed inside the plane, and another 90 of his allies killed. At the same time, the enemy had lost 200 or so people, and so logically... The trade of inflicted kills to losses was good.... None of the losses had been NAU, they were all "Greenfor". He wouldn't even be able to write a letter or make a phone call to their families, as they all spoke French, a language he did not speak. Mason had gone through the trouble of learning Arabic and Swahili, but this was neither North or East Africa. East Africa belonged to the East African Federation, which was strong allies with the KNG. North Africa belonged to terrorists and the oppressive Arab Coalition. To top it off, he couldn't even show up to the funerals, because according to his charts, Mali was almost entirely Muslim and he had charts saying that the men who died in their trucks were also Muslim as well.Mason would have to just sleep, and when he woke up, he would try to make the most out of what was happening. Time to do something I guess! Most in 24 hours or first to 3! Waiting for everything else to go! Nothing to do!>Does Mason actually adopt a callsign finally? What is it?Mason already vapes. He likely vapes due to stress and he already needs heavy therapy, because he's seen a lot of dead bodies, and about a third to quarter of them were men he was responsible for. >What vice does Mason take up if he fails a Will/Wisdom Save, which will eventually happen.....?DrinkingSexMason goes slightly insane and "finds Jesus"Mason "africanizes" and gets a Juju necklace, according to some Benin and West African belief systems (Will have to vote what the holy symbol is when Mason cracks)Hating corporations and powerful (Read as "Western/Most") governmentsGuilt that a bunch of locals died at the orders of some western guy in a chair, and that most of the regions problems are likely rooted in mistakes made by the United States and Europe. Case in point, why are these regions so poor and where the fuck does all the wealth go? Swiss Bank accounts?He can't hate his job, as he would quit, and he he can't hate Muslims, as he would have to quit due to the region.>Does Mason say anything to the General who helped him? Presuming that man understands any languages that Mason can speak.
>>5369527>Mason goes slightly insane and "finds Jesus"let's see this one
>>5370430You need to roll 2d10s and 2d20s.
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d10)>>5370432ok, rolling
Rolled 1, 9 = 10 (2d20)>>5370740
Rolled 2, 16 = 18 (2d20)Because this is /qst/ I'm expected to write abunch and not just do all the math required, and juggle who knows what. Sigh>>5370430>>5370740>>5370741Mason and his C4 system detect that forces are moving from the east and the west. By process of elimination and checking sources, he knows that two units are reinforcing from Burkina Faso. At the same time, the GIN might be reinforcing from the east. The friendly reinforcements get so close to Mason's Canadians and the allied forces, that there is almost an incident of panic. However, the incoming forces are not dressed like GIN or Chad National Army, and they do not engage. There is a lot of weapons pointing and then talking. A digital radio frequency is slipped to the Canadian Colonel and he starts speaking to some man with a local English and local French accent.
>>5370963The leader of the two battalions appears to be some African born European ethnicity man, with each battalion led by an English speaking Colonel. Could be Nigerians? Only nation in West Africa besides two really small ones far away, that speak such good English. Both battalions indeed are properly supplied and half of their technicals have .50 cals, but they have a pitiful selection of small arms and body armor. Technically, for every ten riflemen, there is a medium machine gun, but there are no light machineguns, mortars, or grenade launchers. RPG-7s are present but the supply of rockets is 1 or 2 per squad.Their helmets look like they date back to WW1 and their body armor is better than a flak vest, but is worse than any Kevlar vest issued by any western military. Could be a copy of Soviet 1980s body armor.Mason can't for the life of him figure out what this man is good at or why he is in charge. Its possibly due to knowing two or three languages so well. He could also just be the speaker for someone more important. So far Mason is pretty sure that none of these new arrivals know about him. They likely think he Canadian Colonel is in charge.
I got jebaited a few days ago, but I am on parole now.>>5370995>>5370963Updating in an hour
>>5373084Gao is being turned into a what? Mason rubbed at his brow and thought about this matter. Mason sucked on his vape and breathed out, pacing as he thought about this matter. Gao was being converted from what it was now, to being a "Refugee Camp" and on top of that people above his paygrade had negotiated a "Cease Fire". This ceasing of firing was going to be more serious than the last one, for one thing... The UN Security Council had signed off on it, and the African Union was on board as well. The two battalions of underequipped Regulars in technicals were already putting on their blue and white armbands, along with painting their materials to indicate they were "Peacekeepers" from the "African Branch" of "Human Rights Now". About a million USD in value was being spent to convert the area over, and already the old wrecked plane was pushed off, the bodies were collected and sent to their homes, and new planes had taken turns unloading and flying off. Refugees were already pulling in from Burkina Faso. A tiny number of Mason's forces were allowed anywhere near Gao, just enough to protect Mason from being shot by an assassin. The city was declared an "open and neutral city". Tuareg Berbers and jihadists were already trying to make the area their capitol, but it was a shared capital. Some NGOs and Mali state representatives were showing up as well. The camp would take two seasons to be fully finished, but already the UN and African Union were stating so much approval, that Mason and his allies, the Burkina Faso junta, and "Human Rights Now, Africa" were getting considerable improvements in legitimacy. In the event that the Mali junta lost control of their capital, it was possible that one of the groups responsible for taking Gao and converting it to this refugee camp.... would end up with more legitimacy and international backing. In about a season or two, new Peacekeepers would be rotated in. For now, all the factions that were not third parties, had to avoid Gao unless the Ceasefire was broken. The troops for Burkina Faso went home, the militias returned to their villages as well. According to reports, there had been a few nights ago, while the first battle to retake Gao was happening..... That around 240 trucks were getting shot up and blown up in north Burkina Faso.170 trucks were shot up and burning, littered with what looked like 50 caliber HMG fire. Half of them were just at the top of a berm, a perfect ambush point, the other were stationed at a gold mine. Still more trucks, another 80 or so, were in missing their front halves and had a horrible, intense fire coming from their engines. These trucks were positioned behind the berm, perhaps as reinforcements or to ambush. The clue was that there was large piles of .50 caliber HMG casings for .50 caliber HMG cartridges, right next to each collection or destroyed pickups, technicals. There was no sign of any of the powerful machineguns that fired the cartridges.
Mason was in a tough position, he wasn't sure how long the peace would last or how stable the area was. Sure, the GIN and anarchists had been beaten back in both Mali and Burkina Faso. Sure, the GIN had pulled out of Chad and the rebels in Chad were weak. But it remained to be seen if these local, fairly oppressive nations would make more democratic concessions and side with the NAU, or if they would become more and more corrupts, or if they would align themselves with the Arab Coalition. It was unlikely they would join "Peace in Africa", but around half of Africa was aligned with the KNG and there was vast currency reserves from Eastern Europe waiting to be invested in this or that.This area was very unstable. Coups were fairly often, democracy was low.... The people in power profited and you couldn't blame just them. There was people who looked just like Mason in North America or Europe, who were hiding away the billions that were smuggled out of Africa. There was Mega Corporations, their Romulus Sparta..., surviving Chinese Megacorps, The Black Market.... First to 3 or most in 24 hours. We don't have to wait on the others now, it seems.>1. Mason focuses on Mali and figuring out who is influencing the current state, and how much. Are rival factions on track to support a coup? >2. What about Burkina Faso? Perhaps that's the country that is more at risk or stands to be easier to influence?>3. What about the highly oppressive Chad? Did we check and see how that place is doing?>4. Maybe Cameroon? Have we even been to Cameroon?>5. Benin has made the most progress, maybe they can make a little more?
>>5373084hope you're good to go now>>5373150>1. Mason focuses on Mali and figuring out who is influencing the current state, and how much. Are rival factions on track to support a coup?
Oh wait, Mason just leveled up>>Maxed +3 Intelligence, Elevated +2 WisdomSkills: You have +3 Knowledge (Technology), +3 Knowledge (World Events), +3 Insight (Reading faces and discerning intentions), and +3 Perception.Since no one voted, I'll default to Dexterity being +1 and Stealth being +3. That should fit the playstyle.>Mason can improve any skillSo Persuasion is the one he uses the most, while not being good at. He can improve any of his current skills, Deception, or a bunch of stuff really. Streetwise? Knowledge (Tactics) would make him better at organizing, identifying, and leading men. Persuasion can however be used to "comb through the rumor mill". Oh and Investigation, which is both getting clues and understanding them.
Rolled 9, 16, 12 = 37 (3d20)>>5373311
>>5373503This roll needs to happen no matter what choice wins out or if I roll to see if one of two options is picked.
Rolled 10, 3, 4 = 17 (3d20)>>5373311alright>>5373313tactics then
The person who plays this the most needs to identify themselves and reply to me. You will be given data, which will then be erased.
>>5374208Well, I forgot to use this after the early days. Do I still need to put this ?also there's another anon
>>5374568saw link. you're still finishing it, i suppose ?
>>5374571What link, there was no link. ;)
I'll have to make a new thread, damn. Save this one too.>>5374572 (You)Was going to use the first roll anyways>>5373503>>5373565>>537330924/25 Insight, 15 Persuasion (“gather information” checks)Mason had devoted almost 500 hours to the study of war and examining his past experiences, but at the same time a lot of that understanding was deeply rooted in his education of the world and his access to the C4 system. The C4 system which was connected to all the others, with the system in Nigeria upgraded again and again. The system that traveled with Mason was upgraded.While in Mali for a few days, Mason had been unable to get much information in terms of what he could see with his own eyes, but he had been able to get more information than he was used to from the "rumor mill". That wasn't the only thing that he had improved upon, but he had finally gotten an understanding of the how militaries worked and how to make the most of the C4 interface. At the same time, Mason was beginning to feel like he was...changing. Maybe it was his ego getting ahead of him, but while in contact his peers... Mason was starting to suspect that he was spotting things that others could not see... This was strange as Mason's training was mostly focused on knowing things, looking for ambushes, reading faces, listening to voices, and being quiet... It wasn't looking for evidence or understanding clues.Mason wondered to himself what his counterparts were like among the enemy factions. Did the KNG have analysts as skilled as Mason? Did Western Europe? Romulus Sparta?He had heard that there had been a handful of highly skilled westerners in charge of the "Shadow of Unity" militia group. Where they as good as him, did they exceed him?Mason wasn't getting the kind of access to resources that he thought he should be, considering his talents. Was it because he was not a charismatic leader, or part of the military? If he was in the military, as an officer, would they promote him to a high rank?No certainty there.What he was certain about was Mali. The current ruling party was led by a very ambitious man, who appeared to be just as sympathetic to the NAU as he was to the Arab Coalition. He wasn't a complete sellout to large corporations or the Black Market, but it was possibly down to who gave him a better deal... if he would support the NAU or Arab Coalition more.There was also some degree of indication that those around him might be plotting against him, and they might have stronger loyalties to other groups... Regime change could mean less cooperation with the NAU. It didn't help that all the coups in Mali's recent history, made the nation more and more vulnerable to future coups.
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