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[CYOA] KaT : The Epoch of the Kaiser Tanks

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Also this line is great:

    Titan Draco perceives minor threat at long range from the XK21 KNIFV group. It prepares for a direct engagement. The XK21 KNIFV group breaks formation; all vehicles scatter and are routed. Titan Draco continues to engage the fleeing enemies.

    I can totally get the feeling of one of the leaders of the attack saying "Oh my god, what is that thing. RETREAT!"

    Oh also does super convenience now give more ingress points when used?

    Void Slayer on
    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Also, we got some personnel now. Can we start experimenting on them with the psychoformatter anytime soon? Or is it the formatter which allows us to pulp humies?

    Tiphareth on
  • Jeep-EepJeep-Eep Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Send the Espionage officer to investigate enemy strongholds with a ten-man team and Cain with the rest of the organic crew to try and placate Cobra to get them off our arse whist we get things back in gear, assign Kincade, the Zettabay and our full android complement to the manufacturing of new Androids, set course for the Ministry of Defence, send the War Titan to guard the factory with the Avalanche and the Morbids and launch 5 of our probes to find enemy strongholds. The last one will be launched to the KaT becon. Maybe we can trade tokens for decompressed templates?

    Let's try and salvage this situation, before we are up to our ass in tanks and doging airstrikes every turn.

    Edit: Oh, and gather alloys.

    Jeep-Eep on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Also The Ender what do we need to research to start spreading plagues?
    Spoiler:
    Also, we got some personnel now. Can we start experimenting on them with the psychoformatter anytime soon? Or is it the formatter which allows us to pulp humies?
    Spoiler:
    How does the units that the Orion create work? Are they regular units that can be assigned to different generals or will they always travel with Orion?

    The units synthesized by War Titans may not be re-assigned; they're strictly the Titan's pets.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    We really DO need a navigation officer it seems like.

  • rockrngerrockrnger Registered User regular
    The Ender wrote: »
    Also The Ender what do we need to research to start spreading plagues?
    Spoiler:
    Also, we got some personnel now. Can we start experimenting on them with the psychoformatter anytime soon? Or is it the formatter which allows us to pulp humies?
    Spoiler:
    How does the units that the Orion create work? Are they regular units that can be assigned to different generals or will they always travel with Orion?

    The units synthesized by War Titans may not be re-assigned; they're strictly the Titan's pets.
    One last question. Are you basing the OPFOR on r/l?

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    One last question. Are you basing the OPFOR on r/l?

    Roughly, yes. There'll be a bit of day after tomorrow sci-fi stuff in the OPFOR as well, and a couple of extra surprises later on.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • Jeep-EepJeep-Eep Registered User regular
    What do you do with Tokens anyway?

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Jeep-Eep wrote: »
    What do you do with Tokens anyway?
    I'm hoping that eventually we'll meet up with some other KaTs and be able to trade our tokens for assistance or (more preferably) tech that we haven't taken time to decompress ourselves.

    If we find a KaT willing to sell us laser equipped murder-cows, I say go for it.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Jeep-Eep wrote: »
    What do you do with Tokens anyway?

    They're a trading commodity you can use with other KaT units.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    We should save it up for whenever we meet a infiltration type KaT, they are bound to have some fun goodies for us.

  • Jeep-EepJeep-Eep Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    We could trade with a Battalion Printer for improved infantry kit. Save processor time for decompressing the templates for tanks and other applications.

    Jeep-Eep on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    CYOA Ballot Selection: 1d5 4

    It's become quite apparent that Void Slayer, inebriated with power, has corrupted the once-proud but lately degenerate senate of the RNG with his lobbying influence. Oh woe, the wicked realities of politics!
    General: Location(A. Ministry of Defence) - Decompress(N/A) - Probes(N/A) - Extract(A) - Radar(Threat)
    Kincaid:Build(Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship) - Zettabay(N) - Crew(10A)
    Cain: Assignment(Invoke Anarchy(Cobra)) - Crew(10A)
    Gerhardt: Assignment(Assassinate Leadership) - Target(Cobra) - Crew(10H)

    Draco: Assignment(Form Hunter-Killer Combat Group) - Target(Sirius Factory Compound Cobra Attackers) - Crew(1x Avalanche-Class Compact Tank
    2x Morbid-Class Main Battle Tank)
    Orion: Assignment(N/A) - Target(N/A) - Crew(N/A)
    PHASE 2 : IMPRESSION

    AWARE Update:

    Captain, we have proceeded to the defense ministry in Sector A.

    Probe Gamma reports from Sector C: Enemy concentration of infantry fightings vehicles is present. Precise unit composition follows:
    Spoiler:

    Probe Gamma will return to the KaT next turn.

    Probe Theta reports from Sector E: Enemy concentration of infantry fightings vehicles is present. Precise unit composition follows:
    Spoiler:

    Probe Theta will return to the KaT next turn.

    RADAR has been recalibrated for threat detection.

    10 androids have been assigned to Ryker Kincaid. She has been provided the templates for the Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship. Her clearance for accessing the Zettabay has been revoked.

    10 androids have been assigned to Joseph Cain. He has been tasked with a mission to stir unrest among Cobra faction's civilian population. He will report his results next turn.

    10 general personnel have been assigned to Richter Gerhard. He has been tasked with a mission to assassinate the leadership of Cobra faction. He will report his results next turn.

    A Battle Train has begun to traverse Titan Draco's railway network, carrying 42 Alloys, 24 Fuel and 22 General Personnel. It will deliver it's supplies to the KaT in 6 turns.

    !!!WARNING!!!

    2 hostile forces remain on approach, 1 hostile force continues to threaten Sirius Factory Compound.

    Titan Draco has been assigned as a General and tasked with the destruction of the hostile unit approaching Sirius Factory Compound. The following vehicles have been provided to his command:
    Spoiler:

    He will interdict the enemy next turn.

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    DAMAGE REPORT
    Spoiler:

    CREW

    General Personnel: 13 / 200 10 Assigned to Ryker Kincaid
    Android Cew: 20 / 100 (May be used exactly like General Personnel, but cannot be synthesized into officers) 10 Assigned to Joseph Cain, 10 Assigned to Richter Gerhard
    Officers: 3 / 10

    (-4 Personnel: Corvus-Class Gunship Crew Requirement)

    Engineering

    Ryker Kincaid : Rank 1
    Spoiler:

    Diplomatic

    Joseph Cain : Rank 1
    Spoiler:

    Progress to Rank II: 20 / 150

    Espionage

    Richter Gerhard : Rank 1
    Spoiler:

    COLLOSI

    Rail Titan Draco
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    War Titan Orion
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    RESOURCES

    Deep-Bore Excavation: 2d6 6 x3 = 18
    Deep-Bore Excavation: 2d6 9 x3 = 27

    Alloys: 62 / 200
    Fuel: 45 / 200

    (-20 Alloys : Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship)

    UniCore Processor: 1d10 7

    CPU: 10

    Heavy Treads: 2d6 11

    Ingress: 14

    (-5 Ingress: Moving to Sector A)

    ADMINISTRATED ASSETS

    Sirius Factory Compound

    Producing 1 Thunder-Class IFV every turn.
    Number Produced so far: 9
    Number of turns until factory growth: 9

    Battle Train

    Traversing Rail Network Draco

    Cargo: 42 Alloys, 24 Fuel, 22 General Personnel
    ETA: 6 Turns

    ASSET TOKENS

    14

    OPERATIONAL VEHICLES

    2x Deep-Bore Excavation Drones [Robotic]
    6x Long-Range Probes [Robotic] (2 Probes dispatched & unavailable)
    9x Thunder-Class Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    1x Avalanche-Class Compact Tank (1 tank dispatched & unavailable)
    2x Morbid-Class Main Battle Tank (2 tanks dispatched & unavailable)
    4x Abduction Disks [Robotic] (4 Disks dispatched & unavailable)
    1x Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship

    NON-OPERATIONAL VEHICLES

    4x Abduction Disks [Robotic] (Requires Refuelling - 10 Fuel)

    (12 of 50 available armoured vehicle garage slots occupied)
    (5 of 5 VTOL pads occupied)

    RADAR is set to [Threat Scan Mode]

    TEMPLATE DECOMPRESSION

    Available Templates:

    1. Torch-Class Shock Trooper Fatigues (Heavy combat armour & flamethrowers for troops - 6 CPU Points)

    2a. Hyper-dense Kinetic Penetrators (Tank main cannons gain extra armour penetration - 6 CPU Points)

    2b. Brutal-Class SAM launcher (Mobile anti-aircraft platform - 12 CPU Points)

    3. Wolf-Class Transport Helicopter (Heavily armoured transport chopper - 12 CPU Points)

    4a. Betelgeuse-Type Thermobaric Grenade Launcher (Special weapon that espionage teams may be equipped with - 6 CPU Points)

    4b. Adder-Class Assassin Development (Espionage agents specializing in the elimination of high priority targets - 12 CPU Points)

    5. Bomblet Slayer Cannon Muntions (Anti-infantry shells for the Slayer cannon - 3 CPU Points)

    6. Probe Sampling Tray (Probes will recover alloys during scouting missions - 6 CPU Points)


    AVAILABLE SECTORS OF INGRESS

    A. Ministry of Defence - Current Location

    B. Military Complex - 4 Ingress Points (Closing)

    C. Inbound Cobra Attackers - ETA 2 turns

    D. --- RADAR NOT CALIBRATED FOR SECTOR SCAN ---

    E. Inbound Cobra Attackers - ETA 3 Turns

    F. KaT Beacon - 1 Ingress Points (Closing)

    ASSET: Sirius Factory Compound (Assets are always 10 Ingress Points distant - Cobra Attackers inbound, ETA 3 Turns)
    ASSET: Battle Train on Rail Network Draco (Assets are always 10 Ingress Points distant)

    Threat Scan: 3 RADAR Sweeps made, 1 Base Located

    COBRA BASE 1: 8 Ingress Points
    COBRA BASE 2: ????
    COBRA BASE 3: ????
    COBRA BASE 4: ????


    DECISIONS

    Please vote for the following:

    - Which template you wish to decompress (Templates unlock new technologies)

    - Do you wish to authorize the use of Super Conveyance? (this will provide 2d6 ingress points at the cost of 20 fuel)

    - Whether or not you want to dispatch any Long-Range Probes to any sectors for reconnaissance (indicate which sectors)

    - Whether you would like your Deep-Bore Excavation Drones to extract Alloys or Fuel.

    - Do you wish to deploy any Abduction Disks on terror raids? (Cost: 10 Fuel per disk).

    Crew Assignments

    Ryker Kincaid, Rank 1 Engineering Officer

    - How many general crew do you wish to assign to Ryker Kincaid?
    - Do you wish to authorize Ryker Kincaid to make use of the Zettabay to increase her productivity?
    - Which of the following templates do you wish to authorize Ryker Kincaid to make use of:

    Thunder-Class Infantry Fight Vehicle (Requires 10 Alloys / 2 Crew per vehicle & 5 Personnel per job)
    Avalanche-Class Compact Tank (Requires 10 Alloys / 2 Crew per vehicle & 5 Personnel per job)
    Morbid-Class Main Battle Tank (Requires 20 Alloys / 3 Crew per vehicle & 10 Personnel per job)
    Abduction Disk (Requires 10 Alloys per disk & 3 Personnel per job) No Available VTOL Pads
    Watcher-Class Light Infantry (Requires 2 Alloys / 1 Crew for 5 troops & 2 Personnel per job)
    Android Crew (Requires 2 Alloys per unit & 2 Personnel per job)
    Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship (Requires 20 Alloys / 4 Crew per vehicle & 10 Personnel per job) No Available VTOL Pads

    Joseph Cain, Rank 1 Diplomatic Officer

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Richter Gerhard, Rank 1 Espionage Officer

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Officer Synthesis

    - Do you wish to convert general personnel into command pulp and synthesize officers? You may currently synthesize the following types of officer:

    Grade A

    Engineering Officer: Assembles labour teams to manufacture vehicles & equipment (Costs 10 Personnel)
    Diplomatic Officer: Assembles relations teams to subvert native populations (Costs 10 Personnel)
    General: Assembles combat groups to engage & destroy hostile military forces (Costs 10 Personnel)

    Grade B

    Tactical Officer: Assembles battle crews to upgrade the combat effectiveness of the KaT (Costs 20 Personnel)
    Navigational Officer: Assembles logistics crews to survey for & map assets of extraordinary value (Costs 20 Personnel)
    Espionage Officer: Assembles subversion squads to engage in infiltration, sabotage & assassination missions (Costs 20 Personnel)

    Collossi Assignment

    Draco, Rail Titan

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Orion, War Titan.

    - Choose which of the following tasks you wish to assign to Draco:

    Form Hunter-Killer Combat Group : Assign as many as 10 vehicles to Orion. He will lead this group to seek and destroy hostile forces. Any IFVs in the group may be loaded with up to 10 infantry of your choice.

    Form Assault Combat Group: Assign as many as 10 vehicles to Orion. He will lead this group to assault enemy bases. Any IFVs in the group may be loaded with up to 10 infantry of your choice.

    Defense Ministry Mira

    You have arrived at Defense Ministry Mira. You may:

    - Disintegrate the ministry for alloys and initiate lobe clipping of the present native agents. You will need to remain stationary to complete recycling & lobe clipping operations, acquiring a General, an Espionage Officer, a Tactical Officer and 2d6 alloys (Costs 6 Ingress points)

    - Convert the ministry's data center & technicians into a BioCore Processing Den. The BioCore Processing Den will provide and extra 1d10 CPU each turn and allow an extra template to be decompressed (Costs 10 Ingress Points)

    - Mark Defense Ministry Mira as a valuable asset and immediately move to a new location of your choice. You will gain an Annihilator Dreadnought Support Token, which may be used at any time to destroy any hostile unit you see on your RADAR, eliminate an enemy base or conduct a mass-casualty terror attack. Defense Ministry Mira will be erased from your RADAR (No Ingress Point Cost)

    Cobra Faction - South Korean Association

    (Next Attack in 4 Turns)

    Cobra Faction is openly engaged in hostilities against us. They can be expected to continue deploying units at a rate of 1d6 every 6 Turns. The lethality of units and rate of deployment is expected to increase as hostilities continue.

    Pacification of Cobra Faction is a high priority objective.

    - Do you wish to deploy probes to attempt to locate Cobra Faction's forward bases? Each probe deployed will have a 50% chance of locating a base. Analysis suggests that Cobra Faction currently has 4 forward bases in operation; if these are eliminated, Cobra Faction will be rendered temporarily harmless.

    - Cobra Faction has accumulated 14 Terror. If 100 Terror points are inflicted upon Cobra Faction, they will disintegrate. Terror may be inflicted upon a faction by launching terror raids, assassinating members of their government, destroying their bases, and a few other activities.

    The Ender on
    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • WubWub Registered User
    Oh boy, things are really heating up! This is awesome.
    General: Decompress(2a) - Super Conveyance(No) - Probes(No) - Extract(Fuel) - Terror Raids(No)
    Kincaid: Crew(10) - Build(Avalanche) - Zettabay(Yes)
    Orion: Assign(Corvus{1} - Thunder{8}) - Mission(Hunter-Killer Group)
    Mira: BioCore


    I'd rather we research the SAMs sooner rather than later. With Kincaid in the Zettabay with max crew we should yield 4 Avalanches if I'm doing the math right. I want Orion to go on the offensive to generate more Terror and to cannibalize more enemy vehicles. It was a tough choice at Mira, because while being able to use the Dreadnought to inflict a massive terror attack against Cobra is enticing I'd rather double the potential of decompression.

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    With Kincaid in the Zettabay with max crew we should yield 4 Avalanches if I'm doing the math right.

    You would produce 3 Avalanche tanks:

    10 personnel assigned. 5 personnel per job, so that's 2 jobs, then 1 extra job from the Zettabay.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    General: Location(Biocore) - Decompress(1) - Probes(N/A) - Extract(F) - Radar(N/A) - Refuel(All)
    Kincaid: Build(AndroidCrew) - Zettabay(N) - Crew(10A)
    Cain: Assignment(CultOfAcademia) - Crew(10H)
    Gerhardt: Assignment(Hit-And-Run) - Target(SiriusFactoryAgressors) - Crew(10A)

    Draco: Assignment(N/A) - Target(N/A) - Crew(N/A)
    Orion: Assignment(Hunter-Killer) - Target(C) - Crew(1xCorvus-class)

    We currently have enough troops to defend ourselves proper. We should switch over to get some more manly robots to man our bigger robots.
    With the Biocore we should get enough research points next round to get the SAMs. We should improve our infantry a bit, and we should actually produce some seeing as we got IFVs up to our eyebrows.
    Ender, shouldn't the abduction disc also be striken out? They use the pad too don't they? Also, can we send a relay to our assets to produce something else or must we travel there?

    Tiphareth on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Ender, shouldn't the abduction disc also be striken out? They use the pad too don't they? Also, can we send a relay to our assets to produce something else or must we travel there?

    Oops! Good call on the Abduction Disks.


    And you'll have to travel to Sirius if you want to reconfigure it.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Clearly, we need to subvert a mobile phone company. Also, could we not store the transformable chopper in tank mode in the tank bay?


    Also just noticed your signature ender, I LOVE that game. So goood.

    Tiphareth on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Tiphareth wrote: »
    Clearly, we need to subvert a mobile phone company. Also, could we not store the transformable chopper in tank mode in the tank bay?


    Also just noticed your signature ender, I LOVE that game. So goood.

    The Corvus is too large to fit into the garage bays. Or something.

    For the most part, because aircraft are so powerful, you'll need to secure airfields in order to store them (if you'd gone with the Raptor you'd have more space for aircraft. You might also be able to partner-up with a friendly Raptor and lease pad / hangar space from it).


    And Bastion has easily the most haunting dialogue I've ever encountered in a game.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    That makes sense I guess. Will we be able to research a ground-based abduction unit? Also, dissasembling units?

    I really felt bad about popping gas bags. Now trying to complete it with all gods activated. It is damn hard. The narrator really makes the game, he is so good.

    Tiphareth on
  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular


    I don't know, I feel we should synthesize another engineering officer to keep up the android and infantry production, then use the zettabay to build Morbid class tanks.

    Sending out more Abduction disks would be a great idea, but it distracts from our goal of building lots of tanks. Wait, that is our goal right?

    Let us see how effective the various tanks are before we start spending fuel to gather small numbers of [Native Population]. With the Zetta Bay fueled we can build two Morbid class tanks per turn with only a crew of 10 working on them.

    If we build two, five? 25? android crew this turn, we can build 25 light android troops (or flamethrower troops?) per turn for the next 4 turns, completely filling our fleet of IFV. The IFV are just dead weight until we fill them with mindless killing machines.

    Did we pick some kind of repair drones rather then orbital bombardments or rift generators?

    General: Location(Biocore) - Decompress(1) - Super Conveyance(No) - Probes(N/A) - Extract(A) - Radar(N/A) - Refuel(N)
    Kincaid: Build(AndroidCrew) - Zettabay(N) - Crew(10A)
    Cain: N/A
    Gerhardt: N/A

    Draco: N/A
    Orion: Assignment(N/A) - Target(N/A) - Crew(N/A)

    We should get some info from the probes that were sent out soon, that should give us an idea about what to build.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • rockrngerrockrnger Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    General: Location(bio-core) - Decompress(1) - Probes(N/A) - Extract(F) - Radar(N/A) - Refuel(All)
    Kincaid: Build(AndroidCrew) - Zettabay(N) - Crew(10A)
    Cain: Assignment(CultOfAcademia) - Crew(10H)
    Gerhardt: Assignment(Hit-And-Run) - Target(SiriusFactoryAgressors) - Crew(10A)

    Draco: Assignment(N/A) - Target(N/A) - Crew(N/A)
    Orion: Assignment(N/A) - Target(N/A) - Crew(N/A)

    Pretty straight forward turn. Need crew. Need flamethrowers.

    Site wise, a computer sounds nice but we could use some more ore and brains.

    Edit:changed my mind

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  • Jeep-EepJeep-Eep Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    General: Construct Biocore - Decompress Heavy Infantry Fatigues - Probes(B&D, the rest against Cobra) - Extract(Alloy) - Radar(Sector Scan) - Refuel(All)
    Kincaid: Build(Android Crew) - Zettabay(y) - Crew(All that are not otherwise occupied)

    We need more computing power urgently, as we need better equipment fast. While we set things up, decompress the heavy infantry kit. We've got a load of IFVs. Might as well put something in them. We also need more personel and manufacturing capacity in a hurry. To that end, switch radar to sector scan and set the factory for full scale android production.

    Jeep-Eep on
  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Rock, do remember that we are just about to get a shipment from our railroad. I think extra research will benefit us way more in the long-term, and short-term we can handle what is being thrown at us.

    Also, the probes have already reported. We are getting loaded IFVs sent at us. Nothing else.

    Tiphareth on
  • Jeep-EepJeep-Eep Registered User regular
    Yeah, we need better gear a lot more than we need officers right now. We can always find and clip an apartment block, if we get hard up for organic personel.

  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    I'm curious about the tac officer to be honest, but I doubt it is a RIGHT NOW procurement.

    I hope we can titanize airbases, but that would probably be too btoken

  • rockrngerrockrnger Registered User regular
    I can see your point but two officers we haven't seen and another spy. All stuff we need today.

    So far all of the officers have been really useful while research has mostly gone to stuff we don't have the resources to build anyway.

  • Jeep-EepJeep-Eep Registered User regular
    Guess what? We've got a train. Our resource woes are much reduced and we can always disintigrate an industrial facility or 3 if we get short on alloys. Plus, we could decompress sample trays for the probes.

    This thing is a potentialy unique resource. We can get far more good out of it if we make a Den from it.

  • TipharethTiphareth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    1 new, collossus doubles as generals. Also, espionage isn't all that useful atm. Engineering & diplomacy are far more useful.
    Also, research will sooner or later get us more extractor drones.

    Tiphareth on
  • rockrngerrockrnger Registered User regular
    Good arguments all around. In the interest of squad unity, I withdraw my objection and join the majority.

  • WubWub Registered User
    I'm mostly just excited for the next round when we get to see how our anarchy-spreading/assassination missions went.

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  • rockrngerrockrnger Registered User regular
    Making a Nuisance of themselves I presume.

    What exactly are they up to again?

  • Dread_sDread_s Registered User
    edited March 2012
    Just want to say that reading Space Australia and catching up in this story has been awesome and I look forward to finally getting to choose.


    General: Decompress(6) - Super Conveyance(No) - Probes(No) - Extract(Fuel) - Terror Raids(Yes)
    Kincaid: Crew(10) - Build(Android Crew) - Zettabay(No)
    Orion: Assign(Corvus{1} - Thunder{8}) - Mission(Hunter-Killer Group)
    Mira: BioCore

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    CYOA Ballot Selection: 1d5 1

    Wub has usurped the iron-fisted tyranny of Void Slayer - but have we merely traded one dictator for another?
    General: Decompress(2a) - Super Conveyance(No) - Probes(No) - Extract(Fuel) - Terror Raids(No)
    Kincaid: Crew(10) - Build(Avalanche) - Zettabay(Yes)
    Orion: Assign(Corvus{1} - Thunder{8}) - Mission(Hunter-Killer Group)
    Mira: BioCore

    PHASE 2 : IMPRESSION

    AWARE Update:

    Captain, we have reconfigured Defense Ministry Mira into a BioCore Processing Den. Template decompression will proceed at an increased pace.

    A template for hyper-dense kinetic penetrators has been decompressed and installed onto my primary partition. Anti-tank sabot rounds will have increased penetration.

    Probe Gamma & Probe Theta have returned to the KaT and require refuelling.

    10 androids have been assigned to Ryker Kincaid. She has been provided the templates for the Avalanche-Class Compact Tank. She has been authorized for use of the Zettabay.

    Joseph Cain has successfully completed his task. A riot has broken-out amongst Cobra faction's civilian population. Joseph Cain & his team will return to the KaT next turn.

    Richter Gerhard has successfully completed his task. The Foreign Affairs Secretary for Cobra Faction has been eliminated. Richter Gerhard & his team will return to the KaT next turn.

    Titan Draco has entered weapons range of the enemy unit on approach to Sirius Factor Compound. 8 contacts reported; all match the profile of the XK21 KNIFV infantry fighting vehicle. Enemy unit engaged:
    Spoiler:

    Hostile force decimated. Rail Titan Draco is continuing seek-and-destroy operations. He will interdict the Cobra unit in Sector C next turn.

    !!!WARNING!!!

    2 hostile forces remain on approach.

    Titan Orion has been assigned as a General and tasked with the destruction of hostile enemy units. The following vehicles have been provided to his command:
    Spoiler:

    He will interdict the Cobra unit in Sector E next turn.

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    DAMAGE REPORT
    Spoiler:

    CREW

    General Personnel: 7 / 200 7 Assigned to Ryker Kincaid
    Android Cew: 20 / 100 (May be used exactly like General Personnel, but cannot be synthesized into officers) 10 Assigned to Joseph Cain, 10 Assigned to Richter Gerhard
    Officers: 3 / 10

    (-6 Personnel: 3x Avalanche-Class Compact Tank Crew Requirement)

    Engineering

    Ryker Kincaid : Rank 1
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    Diplomatic

    Joseph Cain : Rank 1
    Spoiler:

    Progress to Rank II: 20 / 150

    Espionage

    Richter Gerhard : Rank 1
    Spoiler:

    COLLOSI

    Rail Titan Draco
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    War Titan Orion
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    RESOURCES

    Deep-Bore Fuel Extraction: 2d4 5 x3 = 15
    Deep-Bore Fuel Extraction: 2d4 4 x3 = 12

    Alloys: 32 / 200
    Fuel: 52 / 200

    (-20 Fuel : Zettabay)
    (-30 Alloys: Avalanche Class Compact Tank)

    UniCore Processor: 1d10 8
    BioCore Den: 1d10 5

    CPU: 17

    (-6 CPU: Hyper-Dense Kinetic Penetrators)

    Heavy Treads: 2d6 4

    Ingress: 8

    (-10 Ingress: Constructing BioCore Den Mira)

    ADMINISTRATED ASSETS

    Sirius Factory Compound

    Producing 1 Thunder-Class IFV every turn.
    Number Produced so far: 10
    Number of turns until factory growth: 8

    BioCore Den Mira

    1d10 CPU Each Turn
    May decompress an additional template each turn

    Battle Train

    Traversing Rail Network Draco

    Cargo: 42 Alloys, 24 Fuel, 22 General Personnel
    ETA: 5 Turns

    Cobra Faction Riot

    Inflicts 1d4 Terror every turn
    When Cobra next deploys units, one random unit will be consumed to disperse this riot
    Terror inflicted so far: 3

    ASSET TOKENS

    14

    OPERATIONAL VEHICLES

    2x Deep-Bore Excavation Drones [Robotic]
    6x Long-Range Probes [Robotic] (2 Probes dispatched & unavailable)
    10x Thunder-Class Infantry Fighting Vehicle (8 IFVs dispatched & unavailable)
    4x Avalanche-Class Compact Tank (1 tank dispatched & unavailable)
    2x Morbid-Class Main Battle Tank (2 tanks dispatched & unavailable)
    4x Abduction Disks [Robotic] (4 Disks dispatched & unavailable)
    1x Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship (1 gunship dispatched & unavailable)

    NON-OPERATIONAL VEHICLES

    4x Abduction Disks [Robotic] (Requires Refuelling - 10 Fuel)

    (16 of 50 available armoured vehicle garage slots occupied)
    (5 of 5 VTOL pads occupied)

    RADAR is set to [Threat Scan Mode]

    TEMPLATE DECOMPRESSION

    Available Templates:

    1. Torch-Class Shock Trooper Fatigues (Heavy combat armour & flamethrowers for troops - 6 CPU Points)

    2a. Anti-Tank Missile Countermeasures (Provide tanks with a chance to neutralize missiles before impact - 12 CPU Points)

    2b. Brutal-Class SAM launcher (Mobile anti-aircraft platform - 12 CPU Points)

    3. Wolf-Class Transport Helicopter (Heavily armoured transport chopper - 12 CPU Points)

    4a. Betelgeuse-Type Thermobaric Grenade Launcher (Special weapon that espionage teams may be equipped with - 6 CPU Points)

    4b. Adder-Class Assassin Development (Espionage agents specializing in the elimination of high priority targets - 12 CPU Points)

    5. Bomblet Slayer Cannon Muntions (Anti-infantry shells for the Slayer cannon - 3 CPU Points)

    6. Probe Sampling Tray (Probes will recover alloys during scouting missions - 6 CPU Points)


    AVAILABLE SECTORS OF INGRESS

    A. Barren Wasteland - Current Location

    B. Military Complex - 4 Ingress Points (Closing)

    C. Inbound Cobra Attackers - ETA 2 turns

    D. --- RADAR NOT CALIBRATED FOR SECTOR SCAN ---

    E. Inbound Cobra Attackers - ETA 3 Turns

    F. KaT Beacon - 1 Ingress Points (Closing)

    ASSET: Sirius Factory Compound (Assets are always 10 Ingress Points distant)
    ASSET: Battle Train on Rail Network Draco (Assets are always 10 Ingress Points distant)

    Threat Scan: 3 RADAR Sweeps made, 0 Bases Located

    COBRA BASE 1: 8 Ingress Points
    COBRA BASE 2: ????
    COBRA BASE 3: ????
    COBRA BASE 4: ????

    DECISIONS

    Please vote for the following:

    - Which sectors do you wish to visit?

    - Do you wish to switch RADAR back to Sector Scan mode?

    - Which templates you wish to decompress (Templates unlock new technologies)

    - Do you wish to authorize the use of Super Conveyance? (this will provide 2d6 ingress points at the cost of 20 fuel)

    - Whether or not you want to dispatch any Long-Range Probes to any sectors for reconnaissance (indicate which sectors)

    - Whether you would like your Deep-Bore Excavation Drones to extract Alloys or Fuel.

    - Do you wish to deploy any Abduction Disks on terror raids? (Cost: 10 Fuel per disk).

    Crew Assignments

    Ryker Kincaid, Rank 1 Engineering Officer

    - How many general crew do you wish to assign to Ryker Kincaid?
    - Do you wish to authorize Ryker Kincaid to make use of the Zettabay to increase her productivity?
    - Which of the following templates do you wish to authorize Ryker Kincaid to make use of:

    Thunder-Class Infantry Fight Vehicle (Requires 10 Alloys / 2 Crew per vehicle & 5 Personnel per job)
    Avalanche-Class Compact Tank (Requires 10 Alloys / 2 Crew per vehicle & 5 Personnel per job)
    Morbid-Class Main Battle Tank (Requires 20 Alloys / 3 Crew per vehicle & 10 Personnel per job)
    Abduction Disk (Requires 10 Alloys per disk & 3 Personnel per job) No Available VTOL Pads
    Watcher-Class Light Infantry (Requires 2 Alloys / 1 Crew for 5 troops & 2 Personnel per job)
    Android Crew (Requires 2 Alloys per unit & 2 Personnel per job)
    Corvus-Class Transformable Gunship (Requires 20 Alloys / 4 Crew per vehicle & 10 Personnel per job) No Available VTOL Pads

    Joseph Cain, Rank 1 Diplomatic Officer

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Richter Gerhard, Rank 1 Espionage Officer

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Officer Synthesis

    - Do you wish to convert general personnel into command pulp and synthesize officers? You may currently synthesize the following types of officer:

    Grade A

    Engineering Officer: Assembles labour teams to manufacture vehicles & equipment (Costs 10 Personnel)
    Diplomatic Officer: Assembles relations teams to subvert native populations (Costs 10 Personnel)
    General: Assembles combat groups to engage & destroy hostile military forces (Costs 10 Personnel)

    Grade B

    Tactical Officer: Assembles battle crews to upgrade the combat effectiveness of the KaT (Costs 20 Personnel)
    Navigational Officer: Assembles logistics crews to survey for & map assets of extraordinary value (Costs 20 Personnel)
    Espionage Officer: Assembles subversion squads to engage in infiltration, sabotage & assassination missions (Costs 20 Personnel)

    Collossi Assignment

    Draco, Rail Titan

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Orion, War Titan.

    Currently Assigned to a Task

    Cobra Faction - South Korean Association

    (Next Attack in 3 Turns)

    Cobra Faction is openly engaged in hostilities against us. They can be expected to continue deploying units at a rate of 1d6 every 6 Turns. The lethality of units and rate of deployment is expected to increase as hostilities continue.

    Pacification of Cobra Faction is a high priority objective.

    Cobra's Secretary of Foreign Affairs has been assassinated. They will be replaced in 6 turns. Until they are replaced, Cobra Faction may not request assistance from any allied factions. 12 Terror were inflicted as a result of this assassination.

    - Do you wish to deploy probes to attempt to locate Cobra Faction's forward bases? Each probe deployed will have a 50% chance of locating a base. Analysis suggests that Cobra Faction currently has 4 forward bases in operation; if these are eliminated, Cobra Faction will be rendered temporarily harmless.

    - Cobra Faction has accumulated 40 Terror. If 100 Terror points are inflicted upon Cobra Faction, they will disintegrate. Terror may be inflicted upon a faction by launching terror raids, assassinating members of their government, destroying their bases, and a few other activities.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Sorry Dread; I was halfway through writing the update when you voted, so I'm afraid your ballot wasn't counted.


    Next time!

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    Let's see how this goes:

    Extract (Fuel), move: Sector B, Decompress: 1,6. Send Probe: Sector D, Terror Raid: 3 disks,
    Ryker: 7 crew, create Androids, no Zetabay


    My thinking is, the train is very slow, so resources are important. And no reason to waste our new ability to research 2 things at once, so decompress alloys from probes and flame-wielding warriors. We can get SAM next term no problem.

    We need crew more than anything at the moment, as most of our robots are out on super spy missions. So more robots! Think Zetabay is too costly just to make robots though, so none of that.

    And Terror Raids, because fear will keep Cobra in line. Considering our assassination crew, plus our riot-rally crew, plus next term fire-shooting robot fighters, some UFO abductions are perfect for our move.

    Anyone else think it's weird we have yet to see Cobra get a single shot off though? Worried that it means IVF is very weak and not worth all the tanks we've already gathered, but we'll see.

  • WubWub Registered User
    Wub: Cackle like a lunatic
    Actual vote incoming.

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  • Dread_sDread_s Registered User
    Now with more voting that matters!

    Extract (Fuel), move: Sector B, Decompress: 4b,6. Send Probe: Sector D, Terror Raid: All disks,
    Ryker: 7 crew, create Androids, no Zetabay


    Super assassins and mindless saucer abductions for maximum terror.

  • WubWub Registered User
    edited March 2012
    General: Ingress(B) - Radar(Sector) - Decompress(4b) - Super Conveyance(No) - Probe(No) - Extract(Fuel) - Disks(Raid)
    Officers: Kincaid: Crew(Max) - Zettabay(No) - Build(Androids)


    That's all I've got. Continue to roll over our main objective while keeping Cobra at bay. Some infantry to stuff in to our IFVs android crew would be neat. Yay go terror.

    Wub on
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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Anyone else think it's weird we have yet to see Cobra get a single shot off though? Worried that it means IVF is very weak and not worth all the tanks we've already gathered, but we'll see.

    The IFV's engaging Draco managed to fire - they just couldn't punch through his armour.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
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