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vicwarrior

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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2012, 11:34:47 am »

He let that gobbo live on purpose to send a message asking for a siege.
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2012, 07:30:32 pm »

I just trapped a Deadly Dust flying MegaBeast inside a mineshaft.

Doesn't sound liek a big deal, but when you consider how fast they move, how slow dwarves are, AND how often Dwarves seal themselves inside. 
I got the walls built without anyone getting killed, and now have the beast trapped AND in a spot where I can eventually flood it with Magam.

BUCK YEAH
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2012, 01:22:40 am »

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Seriously I was sure the little bastard was going to make a traction bench. For this, I am building him a room with walls of gold, floors of copper, and furniture of silver.
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2012, 01:59:43 pm »

Ah, today was a new day. A good day.
After defeating over 30 more undead ravens in 4 separate waves, the skies were clear of dark wings and full of raining blood snow (up until the guard pigs were attacked by more undead ravens, but the pigs were saved).

The Fort received some new guests. Dingoes.
Oh yes, dingoes. The last time the Silentthunders had these guys around was when it was naught more than a caravan and 7 Dwarves afraid to use their bolts on anything that wasn't already dead.
The dingoes should have killed the Dwarves there and then. Now?
6 of them showed up looking to scavenge the leftovers from the last ranging. 7 Dwarves were currently on active duty in the Spidery Forest. The pleated stakes, three hammerdwarves (of which one is the Fortress hammerer, Nil Erith) were sent to hunt.

Oh boy was it Fun. It was like 3 lions hunting 6 smaller lions. First they drove a wedge between the group, Atis chasing 2 of the dingoes off whilst Zuntir and Nil Erith ran down the other 4. With the other 2 chased off Atis rejoined the other two, and they began hunting down the dingoes one by one. Of interest was that my Dwarves always let the dingoes attack them at least once before killing them, I thought that was a rather nice touch. Also baby Erith (who Atis brought along to teach combat skills) was bitten by one of the dingoes in the lower body. Didn't even flinch - and healed within hours of the bite. Now she's got an awesome massive jagged scar to prove her Dorfiness. As for the dingo? Got pimp smacked by Atis into the ditch. Coincidentally, this made it the last to get killed; death caused by ☼Steel Warhammer☼ to the face.
Now, I'm no fan of blood sports IRL, but actually having something that ran away from my Dwarves, fought and prowled the ground was a great deal more refreshing from the usual "FILL THE SKY WITH STEEL BOLTS OR ELSE WE'LL ALL BE KILLED BY THE FLYING DEATH OH GOD THEY GOT MY EYEBALL ARRRRR."



Like lions hunting smaller lions.

It even rained! Like, normal rain! Completely free of blood!

Ah, good day. My Dwarves'll be eating roasted Dingo for a month.

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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2012, 07:56:11 pm »

A FB invaded my cavern-dwelling custom race's fortress. For many years they had lived in peace, safe from the surface goblins by a twisting complex of trap laden halls and crossbow firing slits. But one of my guys was a melee specialist. He was a spearman, and survived so many battles with cavern monsters I couldn't count. He even killed a few trolls by himself. The FB arrived, and started to massacre all my soldiers. It was a giant spidery thing or something. Eventually, one uber-spearman was left, all the other soldiers dead. Like some kinda action hero he charged the monster alone, and after a long, violent battle, he drove his spear into the creature's head and killed it. He lost a leg in the fight, and bled to death atop the monster, but he saved all the civilians cowering in the fortress who otherwise would've been killed. He got a special tomb all for himself.
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Asra

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« Reply #65 on: November 25, 2012, 08:02:16 pm »

The first small thing that made me feel awesome was my indoor waterfall. A few minutes later though, it started flooding my fort so I felt less awesome.
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2012, 09:58:45 pm »

Any time I accidentally create a catastrophe and immediately realize its potential for weaponization. 

For example, made a Dwarven Atom Smasher, but forgot to raise the bridge before piling all my junk on it.  When the dwarf pulled the lever he exploded into a shower of ludicrous gibs after being pelted by thousands of xXSockXxs.  A flying copper breastplate also broke the leg of one of my named war lions 30 tiles away. 

Immediately constructed several bridge-based fougasses outside.  Destroyed an entire siege with a barrage of socks. 
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2012, 05:12:45 am »

I sent my 5 military dwarves after a yak. I was really new to the game (first time playing) and I didn't realize that yaks were not to be trifled with, especially by unarmed conscripts (like I said, first time playing).

Two dwarves were gored in the head immediately, earning the yak a legendary title. Then one dwarf punched it in the head, immediately ending its life.

I thought I had some kind of dwarven superhero on my hands, able to destroy skulls with one wayward punch. It was alot cooler than "he just got lucky" :(
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2012, 12:01:50 pm »

When I finally had a good skilled military of 38 dwarfs waiting for them to enter the cave to be slaughtered by my axe lords.. Until they randomly started killing each other, no berserk tag came up, this was shortly after killing a immigrant who stayed at the edge of the map.
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« Reply #69 on: November 26, 2012, 07:00:48 pm »

I have a squad of marksdwarves who consistently one-shot their enemies... by shooting them in the thighs and opening major arteries. It's like they know the bone bolts will just bounce off the metal helms so they say "eh, next best thing" and bleed them out on purpose.
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« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2012, 03:52:04 am »

Post grazing animals, I had a dorf choke out a dragon over the course of a year. The dragon arrived following a wave of migrants and I went "all hands on deck" to kill the thing. All that survived was one dorf and the dragon. The following wave of migrants, the dragon had died of exhaustion, I think, but I like to believe that the wrestler choked it to death. Makes me grin to think of that fort.
"Welcome to..." *snaps dragon's neck* "Green Pastures. Enjoy your stay."
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You mean the ability to have endless training dummies, a carpet of eyestalks and tendrills, and a plant that both makes for some good grizzled sea man hard liquor AND the ability to turn your dwarves into the Night´s Watch...not reward enough?

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« Reply #71 on: November 27, 2012, 04:47:05 am »

Post grazing animals, I had a dorf choke out a dragon over the course of a year. The dragon arrived following a wave of migrants and I went "all hands on deck" to kill the thing. All that survived was one dorf and the dragon. The following wave of migrants, the dragon had died of exhaustion, I think, but I like to believe that the wrestler choked it to death. Makes me grin to think of that fort.
"Welcome to..." *snaps dragon's neck* "Green Pastures. Enjoy your stay."
Hehe, I love actions like that. Myself, I once had a crossbowdorf whom I sent after an aligator. He shot all he had on him and charged with his .. "wagon wood crossbow". I forgot abut them only to notice that after half dwarven year he is already a grand master hammerman:D
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« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2012, 05:36:16 am »

I've been playing with the military for nigh on two months. A day or two ago I got my first real squad of marksdwarves firing bronze bolts from iron crossbows.

I made a trap with draw bridges and fortifications to lead a small group of dragon raptors to their pincushiny doom.

It worked.

Almost 1000 bolts pelted these enormous beasts...it was like a medieval firing range...it was beautiful.
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Re: Small things that made you feel completely awesome
« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2012, 08:03:44 am »

A few weeks ago my first titan came over :) it was some bad ass minotaur/lizard with fire breath. I was feeling secure behind my walls and i didn't notice it had wings :/
It came down on my pastures burning 35 goblin prisoners in cages from a siege that happened 5 minutes before and all my animals along with the 10 man squad of hammerdwarfs that were defending the staircases, but then out of nowhere comes  my Hunter/master marksdwarf, a 1 man squad :)  and with 1 bolt ends the battle. Made me feel really awesome :)



Unfortunately he and everybody else outside was burned to death.. no bodies left  so i didn't bother with graves ... Fun stuff happened :)
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« Reply #74 on: November 28, 2012, 12:35:22 pm »

When I finally had a good skilled military of 38 dwarfs waiting for them to enter the cave to be slaughtered by my axe lords.. Until they randomly started killing each other, no berserk tag came up, this was shortly after killing a immigrant who stayed at the edge of the map.

That's called a loyalty cascade. They all became enemies of their own civilization after killing fellow dwarves.
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*I hope. It could just be lulling me into a false sense of security.
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