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Author Topic: Industrialized Warfare: Abbera Thread / 1917 A.C. Cold Season (COMPLETE)  (Read 26667 times)

Jerick

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I strong disagree with withholding the Sky Tyrant for several reasons.
The effect the Sky Tyrant could have an unprecedented effect on foreign battlefields. Our allies being in a dominate position in the global war could only be good for us. If they're in a better position to support us we may end up getting more boosters or other bonuses because of it. Even if they send their walker it's not going to have the same impact as the Sky Tyrant. It can take on enemy naval forces, punch massive holes in entire fronts while the walker will be very effective at winning them battles. Decent in terms of effect but the Sky Tyrant is on whole other scale. Secondly we can currently make more perma NE's (though they won't have the design support and won't have the reduced difficulty) but it has been hinted that that may not be the case if we piss off our allies.

And since people are currently voting to keep it and I find Fox's argument to keep it unconvincing here's my attempt. Though I would rather allow it off to wreck havok on the League
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Quote from: Voting!
Resource
caelium to snowcapped mountains (6): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk, TFF,Frostgiant, Salad

Fortify
fortify North Peaks (5): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Fortify plains (1): TFF

Attack
push Savanna (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Attack South Peaks from North Peaks (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Double Push savanna (1): TFF

Music
Two Steps From Hell - Victory (1): Kashyyk
Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit ():
Hail to the King - A7X ():
Not Ready to Die - A7X ():
Panzerlied - German Army ():
Ghost Division - Sabaton ():
1812 overture ():
Go Big or Go Extinct - Pacific Rim (3):Jerick, m1895, Frostgiant
Long Live Independence - Crippled Black Phoenix (2): Doomblade, TFF
Mount St Helens is about to blow up - Bill Wurtz (1): Salad

Sending Away the Sky Tyrant
Yes (3):Jerick, Kashyyk, Salad
No (3): Doomblade, TFF, Frostgiant
Use Fox's Argument (2): TFF, Frostgiant


I agree with Jerick, if we hit fast we don't eat ass.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 05:55:05 pm by The_Saladman »
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Quote from: Voting!
Resource
caelium to snowcapped mountains (6): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk, TFF,Frostgiant, Salad

Fortify
fortify North Peaks (5): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Fortify plains (1): TFF

Attack
push Savanna (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Attack South Peaks from North Peaks (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Double Push savanna (1): TFF

Music
Two Steps From Hell - Victory (1): Kashyyk
Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit ():
Hail to the King - A7X ():
Not Ready to Die - A7X ():
Panzerlied - German Army ():
Ghost Division - Sabaton ():
1812 overture ():
Go Big or Go Extinct - Pacific Rim (2):Jerick, Frostgiant
Long Live Independence - Crippled Black Phoenix (2): Doomblade, TFF
Mount St Helens is about to blow up - Bill Wurtz (1): Salad

Sending Away the Sky Tyrant
Yes (3):Jerick, Kashyyk, Salad
No (4): Doomblade, TFF, Frostgiant, m1895
Use Fox's Argument (2): TFF, Frostgiant
use m1895's argument (1): m1895
my argument is a bit less ambitious, so it'll hopefully be considered more palatable to the alliance; although, it is a bit short.
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Quote from: Voting!
Resource
caelium to snowcapped mountains (6): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk, TFF,Frostgiant, Salad

Fortify
fortify North Peaks (5): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Fortify plains (1): TFF

Attack
push Savanna (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Attack South Peaks from North Peaks (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Double Push savanna (1): TFF

Music
Two Steps From Hell - Victory (1): Kashyyk
Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit ():
Hail to the King - A7X ():
Not Ready to Die - A7X ():
Panzerlied - German Army ():
Ghost Division - Sabaton ():
1812 overture ():
Go Big or Go Extinct - Pacific Rim (2):Jerick, Frostgiant
Long Live Independence - Crippled Black Phoenix (2): Doomblade, TFF
Mount St Helens is about to blow up - Bill Wurtz (1): Salad

Sending Away the Sky Tyrant
Yes (3):Jerick, Kashyyk, Salad
No (4): Doomblade, TFF, Frostgiant, m1895
Use Fox's Argument (2): TFF, Frostgiant
use m1895's argument (1): m1895
Use Jerick's Argument (1): Jerick
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Quote from: Voting!
Resource
caelium to snowcapped mountains (6): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk, TFF,Frostgiant, Salad

Fortify
fortify North Peaks (5): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Fortify plains (1): TFF

Attack
push Savanna (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Attack South Peaks from North Peaks (5):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad
Double Push savanna (1): TFF

Music
Two Steps From Hell - Victory (1): Kashyyk
Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit ():
Hail to the King - A7X ():
Not Ready to Die - A7X ():
Panzerlied - German Army ():
Ghost Division - Sabaton ():
1812 overture ():
Go Big or Go Extinct - Pacific Rim (3):Jerick, Frostgiant, Kashyyk
Long Live Independence - Crippled Black Phoenix (2): Doomblade, TFF
Mount St Helens is about to blow up - Bill Wurtz (1): Salad

Sending Away the Sky Tyrant
Yes (3):Jerick, Kashyyk, Salad
No (4): Doomblade, TFF, Frostgiant, m1895
Use Fox's Argument (2): TFF, Frostgiant
use m1895's argument (1): m1895
Use Jerick's Argument (1): Jerick
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Quote from: Voting!
Resource
caelium to snowcapped mountains (7): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk, TFF,Frostgiant, Salad , IchBinButter

Fortify
fortify North Peaks (6): m1895, Jerick, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad, IchBinButter
Fortify plains (1): TFF

Attack
push Savanna (6):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad, IchBinButter
Attack South Peaks from North Peaks (6):Jerick, m1895, Kashyyk,Frostgiant, Salad, IchBinButter
Double Push savanna (1): TFF

Music
Two Steps From Hell - Victory (1): Kashyyk
Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit ():
Hail to the King - A7X ():
Not Ready to Die - A7X ():
Panzerlied - German Army ():
Ghost Division - Sabaton ():
1812 overture ():
Go Big or Go Extinct - Pacific Rim (3):Jerick, Frostgiant, Kashyyk
Long Live Independence - Crippled Black Phoenix (2): Doomblade, TFF
Mount St Helens is about to blow up - Bill Wurtz (1): Salad
The Liberation of Gracemaria - Ace Combat 6 OST (1): IchBinButter

Sending Away the Sky Tyrant
Yes (3):Jerick, Kashyyk, Salad
No (5): Doomblade, TFF, Frostgiant, m1895, IchBinButter
Use Fox's Argument (3): TFF, Frostgiant IcnBinButter
use m1895's argument (1): m1895
Use Jerick's Argument (1): Jerick

May the Golden King Smile upon us!
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 06:01:39 am by IchBinButter »
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Industrialized Warfare: Abbera Thread / 1917 A.C. Hot Season (Design Phase)
« Reply #801 on: April 04, 2019, 01:20:55 am »

Spoiler: Designs (click to show/hide)
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Industrialized Warfare: Abbera Thread / 1917 A.C. Hot Season (Design Phase)
« Reply #802 on: April 04, 2019, 01:21:49 am »

Year 1916 A.C. Cold Season, Combat Phase


Abberan Advancements

This season we discovered a deposit of Caelium stretching throughout a significant area of the Snow-Capped Mountains. We have also increased our defenses in the North Peaks, raising Entrenchment to Two(2) and providing Radio Coverage.

Thanks to our additional Caelium resource, our armory is adjusted as follows:

The Paladin becomes (CHEAP).


Salviosi Successes

Quote from: Design
Proposal: BSU Exoskeletal Combat Rig
After some housecleaning in the committees, we are going to try, again, to deploy an ECR. This time no bureaucratic morass will slow our progress instead, we will be exclusively slowed and stopped by development problems that just seem to crop up randomly almost as if the engineers wanted to log more hours and thus get more pay and we will deliver the end product on or slightly past the intended date and most definitely not within budget.

Abberan infantry tend to be more survivable than their Salviosi equivalents. That's fine, we can fix this easily. The BSU Exoskeletal Combat Rig is heavily based on the Avalanche and Mountain systems, being a low(er)-profile exoskeleton intended to provide additional mobility and durability to our soldiers. It is, however, much smaller than the Mountain suit as it is not built to allow the soldier to lift extra weight, but instead built to allow them to make longer or higher jumps, scale walls, or do other acrobatic things normally beyond the physical capabilities of an average human. This is all capable thanks to the Myomer system in the suit, powered by a smaller GavEngine than those in use on the Avalanche and Mountain, but more powerful for its size, capable of propelling the soldier inside much faster than a normal human.

The hands have steel climbing spikes (think larger ice-climbing picks) attached to the end of the exoskeleton at the wrists (The hands are not actually covered by anything, to allow for full dexterity and reduce complexity). These can be folded back to get them out of the way of the hands, and lock into place in either position. Steel spikes on the exoskeleton's boots allow for even more grip while climbing. Oh, and a really unpleasant kick.

This suit includes a vest, worn over the exoskeleton, of Caelium Steel plates to allow the user to survive hits from regular bullets to the torso, up to surviving hits from the Modea rifles at medium range (though bullets may still penetrate at much-reduced velocities at closer ranges). To save weight, no other regions of the body are protected and the protection is not really capable of stopping higher caliber weapons.

Difficulty: Very Hard
Result: 5 (5+2-2) = Below Average

Learning from past mistakes, our development team (after abolishing the old Council for Helmeted Armor Protection, or Old C.H.A.P.) started at the bottom of the suit.

While a lot of utility was hoped for in the new uniform, we had to make cuts to both keep it affordable enough for mass production as well as to keep it easy to maintain. As a result, light use of myomer on the legs results in a 5-10% increase in speed as well as an average of a 1.2x increase in jump height. The torso is fitted with a single 4mm chest plate of Caelium Steel bolted to the exoskeleton. We didn't apply myomer to the top of the uniform, but kept the knuckle spikes for good measure. The unused upper exoskeleton left room for clips and straps that allow a soldier's kit to be attached and more readily available. Some of the weight is borne by the exoskeleton and myomer, easing the strain of a long march.

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You know what happened there.


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While our engineers were ultimately able to convince our allies to continue fielding The Sky Tyrant, they are not pleased at all with our decision. While our gift of the Orleans is still a gods-send for our allies, they had hoped we could further contribute to the war effort globally. Unfortunately a group of researchers preparing to be smuggled into the country were turned back to their homelands. We also failed to designate a theater to deploy The Sky Titan in, and so it's commander has decided on (Coin flip:WIZARDMANHEADS) continued support in the Savannah.
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Industrialized Warfare: Abbera Thread / 1917 A.C. Hot Season (Design Phase)
« Reply #803 on: April 04, 2019, 01:22:41 am »

CHAPTER SIX: CORPS-À-CORPS


Part I: Passé

Once again the Salviosi LEA-14s have proven effective as an Early Warning System and Observation Post. Our initial attempts at scouting for a landing were often met with a hasty Charybdis response. The introduction of the St. Thaddeus alongside the rest of their Anti Air suite has finally diminished the Charybdis Scourge. Our varied Orleans-based ships began to probe and challenge their mountain fortifications. Our base Orleans was once again able to bring heavy artillery into a battlefield otherwise without it. The Charybdises were able to scramble and intercept the attack ships, but now had to contend with the St. Thaddeus variant and it's pair of double-barrel 60mm autocannons. While far from perfect, the effect of the Charybdis was also heavily diminished by our newfound ability to coordinate. While before we relied on own eyes to watch for order signals, much too slow for modern warfare, our airships have now provided themselves the ability to move and cover one another quickly in response to the enemy. This also means the anti-air airships can coordinate fire and defense of the air fleet. Their Charybdises consistently ran into issues when attempting to take out a bombarding Orleans task force, as getting in close meant subjecting themselves to organized fire from St. Thaddeuses as well as the much less effective (but at least effective with some communications) St. Maries. While the 105s are more than capable of sniping our ships, without being able to approach and use the 40's without endangering themselves the Charybdises have turned more to a ground attack role with the weapon.

Both air forces suffered heavy losses in these early engagements as new strategies needed to be learned. Without additional support however, the Charybdises that engaged the fleet over the strait began to run into serious issues. The all-around increase in enemy water craft since our last assault, coupled with the previously mentioned increase in aerial effectiveness, meant it was even harder to diminish our offensive capabilities before landing. Unluckily, even though we'd pounded the mountains with shells, it was still well-defended by a vast network of bunkers, tunnels, and an underground network of defenses. We were able to pound a few landing zones clear, but overall the initial impact of our artillery ships was minimized for the time being.

As Neptune and Nodens craft approached their designated landing zones, Salviosi Scylla bunker guns opened fire. They put holes in the Nodens' and managed to sink a handful of them after taking out vital components. While most were in shallow enough waters to not completely submerge, they wound up becoming obstacles for further incoming ships attempting to land at one of the very limited areas available. This slowed the invasion and made the ships more vulnerable to fire as they worked around their own wreckage or were forced to abandon landing zones entirely.

Scylla bunkers opening fire gave the Orleans airships clearer targets and eventually their artillery began to fall effectively. Landing ships hit the shores and their hatches dropped forward. Inside were crammed as many men as possible, having replaced everything related to the Gendarmes with more infantry. This made it all the more tragic as they attempted to approach and overcome hardened Salviosi defensive positions. Gatling weaponry covered every pass and approach, and the Senapang and it's scoped variant really shined in the defense of the landing areas. It was nothing short of a bloodbath.

The soldiers that got close enough began launching their Wickerman grenades out of cup launchers and towards the defenses. While not effective enough to dramatically turn the battle, it was the little bit they need to give our men hope of breaking through their lines.

A group of Nike troops had managed to land in a cliffside trench overlooking one of the passes through the Salviosi line. They used the Draco to great effect, shredding men in close quarters from one end and puncturing anyone who got too close with the other. These trench raiders put down a number of Sally scum before the lack of any supporting equipment caught up with them. While the Orleans could hit a surface target, we have no means of bypassing underground obstructions - even locked steel doors proved to be obstacles. This led to the underground becoming a veritable shifting maze of ambushing Salviosi.

Landing forces managed to force a beachhead and pushed inland a bit before the attack was called off due to massive losses. As the majority of forces had no means of escape many had to choose between surrender or death. Being Abberan, most chose to fight to the death.

The Abberan invasion was repelled, resulting in an Abberan Defeat! We control 0% of the North Peaks.



Part II: Riposte

Combat this season in the Savannah began with a heavy rain of artillery from both sides. The Sky Tyrant made it's presence known early on in the form of a rain of fire and ice that fell on Salviosi positions. After an extended period of relatively little movement, we dedicated ourselves to a midseason offensive. The attack made gains and began to gather steam as the enemy offered fierce resistance but were quick to pull back when we approached. We managed to roll the Salviosi back, but were finding less dead in the trenches than we expected.

Then without warning massed forces from the South Crossing launched a swift strike into the exposed and overextended Abberan flank. Even with the aid of The Sky Tyrant and the command and communicatons center it provided, we were unable to divert enough forces to our exposed side to repel the attack. With the battle on the ground and in the air practically even in this theater, the sudden attack on an already exhausted army was devastating. Our forces parted before their thrust and by the end of the season had pushed through to the sea. A large force of Abberans is now cut off and, unless we do something drastic soon, are going to be at the mercy of the Salviosi.

Not only was our attack stymied, but an unexpected counter has left us reeling. This has resulted in an Abberan Defeat! We now control 15% of the Savannah, losing control of the third resource node, and will lose greatly should we not do something about our stranded forces.

Note also that it seemed to be colder this season in the Savannah than usual. While not necessarily an issue yet, you expect the frozen wastes left behind by The Sky Tyrant may be to blame.


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This season could have gone much better. We threw ourselves at the mercy of the Salviosi in the Mountains and Savannah, and we hope this does not become a trend. Let's get back on our feet and take out the Salviosi!
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Medicine in the Battlefield

We're losing too many. A solution is needed. Enter the medical corps. A set of doctors and nurses from the field hospitals, they are to be outfitted in Nike armor, specially modified to mount a sparkpack without the caelium. Rather, a folding stretcher is attached to their back, with tubes of caelium powder that can be run by the sparkpack. They also carry a small cooler run by d-promethium and a cauterizer tool eith attached storage for surgical instruments.
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Resource: Liquid Gold
The legend of the Abberan Kinetic Sheep is well known, but there Is another species just as miraculous: The Golden Bee. Whilst most people know how delicious the honey tastes, few know that it actually has medicinal properties.

With a careful refinement process, the resultant nectar can be imbibed or applied directly to a wound in order to substantially boost physical and mental recovery, allowing the patient to recover from severe exhaustion and injury in a fraction of the time.
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Quote from: Termagant Heavy Hover Tank
The Termagant is a floating block of steel. Its armour is 175mm at the front and 100mm at the sides, back top and underside. The armour itself is a layered k-wool and c-steel composite similar to the armour on the Sky Tyrant in addition to this it has a metal mesh a few inches from the external armour to act as slat armour. It has a turret that mounts a 160mm gravitic cannon with a co-axel Scythe machine gun. The turret has a built-in coincidence range finder to track distance to targets better and improve accuracy. It has an inbuilt courierman radio and a five-man crew. It is held aloft by multiple caelium cores and is propelled by aligned caelium micro thrusters distributed across the surface of the tank. This means that despite its size and bulk it is quite manoeuvrable. On the front of the tank is mounted a steel loop. The enemy mines explode and cause a concentrated jet of material to melt through the underside of the tank. This loop is designed so the magnetic mines are triggered and the resulting jet passes harmlessly through the inside gap of the steel loop as the vehicle moves forward. This steel loop has a small amount of aligned caelium on the front which pushes down on the ground beneath it and triggers any non magnetic mines intended for infantry. This loop can easily be detached and reattached in the field and each Termagant is to be given a spare. In addition to this there are sprayers mounted on the front and sides of the tank that spray a mist of d-prom neutralising agent.

The Termagant is the tip of the spear, it is meant to open holes in the enemy defences that our other forces can follow through and exploit.
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Can we not be salviosi and rip off existing media? At any rate;

Quote from: ARA Model-1917BMB "Hammer"
The Odysseus was quite frankly, a failure. What we are left with is a steel shell and a class of airships fitted with launcher racks. As a few around HQ have noted, it seems almost like an incomplete bomb.

Therefore, in order to bring down the Salviosi fortifications, we have finished the job, so to speak. Any trace of the craft being an interceptor has been stripped out. A warhead has been fitted, with the lessons of Icarus used towards a Prometheum explosive, supplemented by TNT and RDX. The tip of the bomb has been hardened, so that it can penetrate past the concrete and armor and create shockwaves and a cavity underneath a structure, thus collapsing it. A simple solid-fuel booster has been fitted to the back to increase the armor-piercing capability.

The launching racks for the Mother Orleans have been pointed downwards, and new bomb bay doors installed.

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Avanti!
Edited for possibly misgendering a fork.

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Edit: Wrong thread. I am in way too many arms races.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2019, 07:32:18 pm by Jerick »
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One mustn't stare into the pathos, lest one become Pathos.
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