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AStott 07-23-2005 07:47 PM

AStott's Raiders II (Titans of Steel: WS dynasty)
 
Will Blade6119 continue to do more damage to his own team than the enemy? Will sachmo71 uphold his record as an efficient killing machine? Does Godzilla Blitz have what it takes to lead this team to victory? Can SirFozzie keep up with repairs? Tune in and find out...

This is a continuation of a dynasty that's lain dormant for sometime. Go here to read the first part of the dynasty.

Note that this is technically an interactive dynasty, however the turnover rate is really quite slow, so only 5 people have been able to participate so far. Even so, if you'd like to sign up for a spot, let me know and I'll put you on the list. Those people who were on the list from last time will be considered to have a reserved spot. If you are still interested, let me know and I'll put you in at the head of the list. Everyone else... it's first come, first served.

The following people are currently on the waiting list:
tucker342 (UNVERIFIED)
MyBug708 (UNVERIFIED)
Calis - Replicant I, male
Bee - not with Godzilla Blitz :) (UNVERIFIED)
Eilim (Eilim Cu'Firinne) - Human, male (UNVERIFIED)
The Afoci - Human, male (UNVERIFIED)

AStott 07-23-2005 07:48 PM

After a break for repairs and such, we are at last contacted by Captain Lord Fanton again.

Commander,

We have a job for you. We received a distress call from the Brandock Mining Corporation. Their Android miners have removed themselves from central control and are acting on their own independence. They are hostile and have taken over the mines. Most of the mines on Kaldera are Duodecimites, a weapons grade ore that we require for the Intersplit (faster than light) drive and other military uses. You must first put down the rebellion in the Innsmouth mining colony. After that is accomplished we will discuss whatever options we may have as the situation unfolds.

I must warn you that these Androids appear to have disabled their human safety protocols and can be considered extremely hostile. They have converted several mining robots into Titan-ATs and have formed a squad. Destroy the Adroid squand or capture their base.

Captain Lord Fanton.

There is also a technical note with temperature readouts which indicate the will will be operating in an extremely hot environment. This brings back some flashbacks of the only loss our team suffered. This time we will be extremely cautious with regards to explosions. Everyone gives Blade6119 significant looks, but no one actually says anything.

We begin preparations for our drop into the Innsmouth mining colony.

AStott 07-23-2005 07:49 PM

To say that the area is hot is somewhat of an understatement. There are vast lakes and rivers of lava all around us. We begin making our way in towards the mining facility, carefully keeping to the areas of solid rock between the pools of lava. I suspect that lava will even damage our titans, so we'll stay well away.

We reach an area where the lava draws close on both sides. GodzillaBlitz shouts out a warning as he spots a single recon titan up on the other side of the isthmus. Every begins locking on and trying for scans while moving forward.

0:56 - SirFozzie completes a yellow level scan. From this we determine that the target is a Will-o'-Wisp. It carries a missile launcher and a cannon of some kind. We have no indication of exact details. SirFozzie lets loose a pair of ineffective shots from his class 4 auto cannons and then tries for an even better scan while moving closer.

0:58 - Unfortunately, the Will-o'-Wisp moves out of sight behind some hills. The squad moves forward, sticking close for support.

1:18 - SirFozzie shouts a warning as another android in a Musketeer comes into sight. Due to the excessive ground cover though, most of the squad is unable to see it, and even SirFozzie quickly loses sight.

1:35 - Soon we are able to catch sight of the Musketeer again. Everyone begins going for lock-ons and starts scanning. We don't want to generate excessive heat by firing without a decent target.

3:03 - After a good deal of movement with some glimpses of the enemy (but nothing solid enough to obtain a good scan), the squad finally comes into short range view of the Musketeer everyone begins backing up in the light ground cover to keep their distance. Unfortunately, the enemy is quick to react, and hits Blade6119 with a number of autocannon shots. He is knocked to the ground by the impact.

3:07 - SirFozzie is the first to respond. He hits with a few bursts from his autocannons, but with no significant effect.

3:08 - Gozilla Blitz hits the enemy's right leg a moment later with his tesla bolt, but the android keeps it's feet.

3:14 - Blade6119 regains his feet and lets loose with all his missiles, hitting with almost everything. He then begins to move forward so that he can engage with his chainsaws.

3:22 - Up until now, we'd only been engaged with the Musketeer. However, now a Dragonfly moves into view at close range. You might recall that this was Godzilla Blitz's first titan. It features a small laser and a large laser. Definitely a poor choice (due to heat) in this environment. We figure it's probably best to finish of the Musketeer first.

3:23 - Godzilla Blitz hits again with his tesla, this time in the right arm. That Musketeer is taking a serious pounding, but apparently it's still not enough yet to drop it.

3:26 - sachmo71 takes a hit from the Dragonfly with its small laser. This is not too concerning, as he should be able to absorb some amount of punishment.

3:31 - As Blade6119 charges the Musketeer, he spots another enemy beyond it. Unfortunately, he doesn't have time to determine its identity, as both titans tumble to the ground in a heap.

3:33 - Moments later, a well placed shot from SirFozzie rips the right leg off the Musketeer. That will keep it down, so everyone but Blade6119 retargets on the Dragonfly

3:39 - Blade6119 gets to his feet and unleashes on the Musketeer. Unfortunately, it's not enough to complete the kill, so Blade6119 begins retargeting on the fast approaching Forge while preparing to retreat.

3:43 - Godzilla Blitz grins as a shot from his tesla bolt rips off the Dragonfly's right arm. It stays standing, but probably not for much longer.

4:01 - Unfortunately, the Forge moves into close range with Blade6119 before he is able to escape, and with a few deadly shots manages to tear off his left leg. The rest of the squad begins retargeting to try and save him.

4:12 - sachmo71 is the first to get off an attack at the Forge unfortunately, with his heat running so high, he is only able to take a couple shots, and then is forced to do a scan to give himself time to cool down.

4:13 - Blade6119 screams in pain as a blast from the Forge hits his titan in the head. At this rate he's going to need to eject soon.

4:37 - At last, SirFozzie connects with a shot to the back center torso of the Forge, destroying the systems there and sending the enemy toppling to the ground.

4:54 - Having finished a scan, Godzilla Blitz notes that the downed Forge is not trying to get up. Judging this to be a good sign, he switches targets to the Dragonfly which had also started focusing on Blade6119

5:24 - The Dragonfly had given up on finishing off Blade6119 and started moving in the direction of the rest of the squad. Everyone began firing at him, and at last Godzilla Blitz nails him with the tesla again, this time ripping off it's left arm.

5:25 - SirFozzie follows up a moment later, disabling the Dragonfly's left torso and sending it to the ground.

5:44 - Everyone has been trying to get scans, cooling off and determining the status of things. Apparently the Dragonfly has not yet had enough, and gets to it's feet. sachmo71 switches targets to the Musketeer seeing that it's still picking away at Blade6119.

6:03 - Godzilla Blitz connects again, this time disabling the right torso of the Dragonfly. It again drops to the ground. Amazingly, it continues trying to get up. Will it never quit?

6:23 - SirFozzie disables the lower torso of the Dragonfly, and this time it goes down, permanently.

8:59 - It is actually difficult to tell if it's the Musketeer or the Forge that is still firing. Whichever it is, manages to nail Blade6119 directly in the cockpit. There is more screaming over the radio, but it appears that he's still alive. Unfortunately, now it would likely be dangerous for him to eject. We've got to finish off the enemy quickly!

9:02 - Fortunately, the pilot of the Forge ejects. Now we know who to finish off...

9:27 - At last, SirFozzie destroys the engine of the Musketeer. Everyone cringes waiting to see if it will explode...

9:54 - Fortunately there is no explosion, and the pilot of the Dragonfly ejects. There still hasn't been further sign of the Will-o'-Wisp. We begin to move out to hunt him down.

Oddly enough, a short time later, he ejects from somewhere out of sight. What a coward!

***

Salvage: $102,064
Bounty: $0
Payment: $150,000
Upkeep: -$63,128
New Total: $590,781 (+188936)

Godzilla Blitz - Status: Alive - Health: 117/117 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 64% - Titan: Ready
sachmo71 - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 54% - Titan: Ready
SirFozzie - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 1 - Hits: 55% - Titan: Ready
Blade6119 - Status: Alive - Health: 56/108 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 62% - Titan: Ready

We contact Captain Lord Fanton to notify him of our status, and he gives the following response:

"Now that you have liberated the Innsmouth mining colony, we have determined that all the Androids on Kaldera have be infected by a computer virus of possible Alien origin. We will analyze it and determine our next course of action."

That's wonderful...

Blade6119's titan is almost total destroyed, although sachmo71 also took some very minor damage. The total bill comes to $83,003. That's well with our profit margin.

***

Roster Summary:

Godzilla Blitz
Race: Male Human
Rank: Novice
Experience: 18491 of 21600 (+798)
Hit Points: 117
Upkeep: $12,312 (+104)
Battles: 17 (16W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 49%
Kills: 5
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Most kills in one battle (2)

Attributes:
Intelligence: 12
Neural Sense: 12
Reaction: 15
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 12
Constitution: 13
Charisma: 14

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 65
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 45
Jump: 65
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 65
Guided Missile: 36
Cannon: 70 (+1)
Energy Weapon: 69
Electronic Warfare: 60
Scanner: 60
Damage Control: 30
Leadership: 66
Business: 42 (+1)
Survival: 22

***

sachmo71
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 16881 of 24000 (+975)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $10,092 (+174)
Battles: 17 (16W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 44%
Kills: 7/3*
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Battle Star

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 10
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 11
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 38
Jump: 61
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 60
Cannon: 62 (+1)
Energy Weapon: 68
Electronic Warfare: 65 (+2)
Scanner: 63
Damage Control: 40
Business: 63
Survival: 43

***

SirFozzie
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 17637 of 24000 (+1439)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $14,112 (+378)
Battles: 17 (16W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 56%
Kills: 3 (+1)
Titans Lost: 0
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 10
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 32
Assault Piloting: 22
Jump: 62
Scouting: 63
Close Combat: 63
Cannon: 68
Energy Weapon: 54 (+4)
Electronic Warfare: 47 (+3)
Scanner: 63 (+3)
Damage Control: 68
Business: 24
Survival: 36

***

Blade6119
Race: Male Human
Rank: Green
Experience: 9252 of 11600 (+1959)
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $7,956 (+234)
Battles: 8 (7W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 54%
Kills: 2/1*
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Bonehead

Attributes:
Intelligence: 11
Neural Sense: 9
Reaction: 11
Instinct: 13 (+1)
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 61
Jump: 44
Scouting: 52
Close Combat: 58
Unguided Missile: 61
Cannon: 23
Energy Weapon: 23
Electronic Warfare: 58 (+2)
Scanner: 51
Defensive: 24
Business: 33
Survival: 43 (+3)

***

Team Stats:
Battles: 17 (16W/1L)
Leader: Godzilla Blitz
Manager: sachmo71
Mechanic: SirFozzie
Most Kills: sachmo71 with 7
Most Destructions: sachmo71 with 3
Budget: $507,778 (+105933)
Upkeep: $63,014 / month (+2576)
Jocks: 4 of 7
Titans: 4 of 10
Deaths: 1

Eilim 07-23-2005 08:00 PM

Definetly still interested! :) I just re-installed this game the other day and am about to fire off an email to get the campaign editor from the developer. He says its finished but un-documented so will go un-released, but any one who contacts him can get a copy.

Katon 07-24-2005 06:31 AM

I'm still interested. Going to read the other thread now to remind myself how the game works.

AStott 07-24-2005 10:58 AM

After setting up a temporary camp and taking care of our repairs, we are able to rest a bit before the following message comes in:

Commander,

After analyzing the computer virus we have classified it as 'Unknown'. We are very interested in learning more about this. Investigate the Android operations. They seem to be patrolling a hot spot near the central penninsula, which leads us to believe there may be some important facilities in the vicinity.

Disable or destroy the Android squad, so we can send a Research Team to investigate further.

Captain Lord Fanton

Unknown? Brilliant, just brilliant. I guess this is why we get paid the big bucks. We pack up the gear and move on out.

AStott 07-24-2005 12:22 PM

As we move into the designated area, Fanton comes on over the radio. "Keep an eye out for any facilities in the area. We need them intact."

The landscape is so rugged that we can barely see anything. Blade6119 is off a little on his own, (apparently checking something out) so he uses his jump jets to try and get a better view of the area.

0:10 - From up in the air, Blade6119 is able to spot a decent amount of the terrain. Off in the distance he can see a cluster of buildings, and halfway there is a Deforcer. It's a 100 ton titan, but we have no idea as to it's capabilities.

1:37 - The rest of the squad has drawn near Blade6119. Almost everyone can see the Deforcer now. In addition, a flight of long range missiles comes in from far off in the distance. We aren't able to spot the source, but many of them hit SirFozzie causing various minor damage.

2:10 - The Deforcer apparently has a neutron blaster, but this doesn't seem to be affecting Blade6119. He charges into close range, sending both titans crashing to the ground.

2:18 - Blade6119 is the first to get to his feet, and he unleashes, hitting with almost everything. This destabilizes the Deforcer, sending it crashing back to the ground as it attempted to stand.

2:30 - The Deforcer manages to get to it's feet despite the pounding from the rest of the squad. It manages to connect with a kick, sending Blade6119 crashing to the ground. It follows this up with a chainsaw attack which seriously damages one of Blade6119's own chainsaws. The neutron blaster also it's, causing Blade6119 to scream in pain.

2:45 - Blade6119 continues to be pounded on by both visible enemies. He's have a hard time recovering his feet, particularly when one shot hits his titan's head, wounding him even more.

3:01 - Finally Blade6119 regains his feet. His titan looks in very poor shape with gaping holes blown clear through his armor in many shots. Knowing that he won't be able to quickly get out of the line of fire, he lets loose with everything he's got (causing various armor damage), and then ignites his jump jets.

3:09 - Unfortunately, when he brings the titan back down, hoping to crash it into the enemy, he missing, and falls heavily to the ground.

3:11 - At last, a blast from sachmo71's auto cannon rips off the left leg of the Deforcer sending it to the ground as well. Blade6119 may yet survive!

3:25 - Blade6119 regains his feet again, and while turning to get out of the line of sight of the Pariah (the one launching missiles), let's loose with his missiles, destroying the right torso of the Deforcer.

3:33 - Moments after a tesla bolt shot from Godzilla Blitz hits its head, the pilot of the Deforcer ejects, leaving just the Pariah. Everyone begins retargeting while Blade6119 continues to move out of sight.

3:48 - As the squad begins moving in on the Pariah, suddenly a Musketeer moves into view at close range. It targets Blade6119, damaging his heat sinks. That's definitely not good. Fortunately, only moments later, Blade6119 moves out of it's sights. Everyone else begins retarting on the new enemy.

4:04 - The Musketeer nails Godzilla Blitz, knocking him to the ground.

4:13 - Unfortunately, while trying to stand up, the Pariah hits him again, knock him back down.

4:22 - At last, Godzilla Blitz recovers his feet. A quick shot from his tesla bolt knocks the Musketter to the ground. This is extremely good timing, as SirFozzie is just about to move into close range with it.

4:26 - Sure enough, just seconds later, SirFozzie moves in close, knocking the Musketeer back to the ground with a kick, and then dealing significant damage with both fists and cannons.

4:32 - Taking advantage of the easier target, sachmo71 connects with his plasma gun and destroys the center back torso of the Musketeer

4:37 - Seeing that the Musketeer appears to be disabled, SirFozzie retargets and begins heading for the Pariah. Everyone else will move back into sight of it soon and join in.

5:23 - Bad news! Apparently in his eagerness to take out the Musketeer, sachmo71 let his heat get too high. Before he is able to sufficiently cool down, he realizes that his autocannon ammo is about to cook off. With deft fingers, he reroutes some power, readjusting the heat levels, and with a sigh of relief, the explosion is averted. He tries to stop in order to allow his titan to cool further, but stumbles and goes crashing to the ground.

5:39 - SirFozzie moves into close range with the Pariah. The only close ranges weapons the enemy has is a medium laser, so SirFozzie is confident that he can quickly bring it down. Behind him, the others (including Blade6119 now) continue moving closer, preparing to fire.

6:20 - Uh oh. All the activity was apparently too much for Blade6119's damaged heat sinks. With a sudden roar, all of his missile ammo explodes. This completely takes out his titan, and we are left without any indication of his status.

6:29 - Fortunately for SirFozzie (who has been engage in a punching and kicking match due to excess heat), Godzilla Blitz finally moves into range and lets loose a shot from his tesla bolt. This rips of the right leg of the Pariah, likely sealing it's fate.

6:32 - Moments after sachmo71 lets loose an aimed shot at the downed enemy's head (which unfortunately misses), the pilot of the Pariah ejects, ending the battle.

***

Salvage: $159,472
Bounty: $14,000
Payment: $150,000
Upkeep: -$63,977
New Total: $767,273 (+259495)

Godzilla Blitz - Status: Alive - Health: 117/117 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 72% - Titan: Ready
sachmo71 - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 1 - Hits: 46% - Titan: Ready
SirFozzie - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 62% - Titan: Ready
Blade6119 - Status: Alive - Health: 54/108 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 53% - Titan: Destroyed

Having verified that we've eliminated the enemy, we contact Fanton again.

"Good work. The Research Team is ready to be deployed. Secure the perimeter so they can do their job. I'll contact you again as soon as I have new orders for your squad."

Good, we'll need some down time to make repairs and purchase a new titan for Blade6119

Actually, after further consideration, it is apparent that Blade6119's titan can be repaired for slightly less than buying a new one. We need to consider some changes though. He seems to be single-handedly sending our repair bills sky high. The total cost this time is $165,811. This still allows us a profit, but isn't a useful trend...

***

Roster Summary:

Godzilla Blitz
Race: Male Human
Rank: Novice
Experience: 18958 of 21600 (+467)
Hit Points: 117
Upkeep: $12,528 (+216)
Battles: 18 (17W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 50% (+1)
Kills: 5
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Most kills in one battle (2)

Attributes:
Intelligence: 12
Neural Sense: 12
Reaction: 15
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 12
Constitution: 13
Charisma: 14

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 65
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 45
Jump: 65
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 65
Guided Missile: 36
Cannon: 70
Energy Weapon: 70 (+1)
Electronic Warfare: 60
Scanner: 60
Damage Control: 30
Leadership: 66
Business: 42
Survival: 22

***

sachmo71
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 17659 of 24000 (+778)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $10,353 (+261)
Battles: 18 (17W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 44%
Kills: 8/3*
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Battle Star

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 10
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 11
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 38
Jump: 61
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 60
Cannon: 62
Energy Weapon: 68
Electronic Warfare: 65
Scanner: 63
Damage Control: 44 (+4)
Business: 63
Survival: 43

***

SirFozzie
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 18434 of 24000 (+797)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $14,364 (+252)
Battles: 18 (17W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 57% (+1)
Kills: 3
Titans Lost: 0
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 10
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 32
Assault Piloting: 22
Jump: 62
Scouting: 63
Close Combat: 63
Cannon: 68
Energy Weapon: 56 (+2)
Electronic Warfare: 47
Scanner: 63
Damage Control: 68
Business: 24
Survival: 36

***

Blade6119
Race: Male Human
Rank: Green
Experience: 11248 of 11600 (+1996)
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $8,190 (+234)
Battles: 9 (8W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 54%
Kills: 2/1*
Titans Lost: 2
Awards: Bonehead

Attributes:
Intelligence: 11
Neural Sense: 9
Reaction: 11
Instinct: 13
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 61
Jump: 51 (+7)
Scouting: 52
Close Combat: 58
Unguided Missile: 61
Cannon: 23
Energy Weapon: 23
Electronic Warfare: 58
Scanner: 51
Defensive: 24
Business: 33
Survival: 51 (+8)

***

Team Stats:
Battles: 18 (17W/1L)
Leader: Godzilla Blitz
Manager: sachmo71
Mechanic: SirFozzie
Most Kills: sachmo71 with 8
Most Destructions: sachmo71 with 3
Budget: $601,462 (+93684)
Upkeep: $63,977 / month (+983)
Jocks: 4 of 7
Titans: 4 of 10
Deaths: 1

***

Well, it looks like Blade6119 should gain a rank next battle. That will be pretty useful. I might have to consider getting him larger titans. That might help cut down on the amount of damage he is taking.

We've got a pretty decent amount on money in the bank. Perhaps I should also consider hiring another pilot...

AStott 07-24-2005 02:42 PM

While taking care of repairs and such, a somewhat confused android wandered into our camp. It explained that it's name was Katon, and that something very strange had happened to it recently. As far as we could gather, it had contracted the virus and somehow managed to resist and eventually destroy it. Some tests verified that it was not carrying the virus. It indicated a desire to join us, and showed some amount of skill with titans, so I decided to welcome it to the team.

Katon
Race: Android
Rank: Rookie
Experience: 0 of 3800
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $3,125
Battles: 0 (0W/0L)
Hit Ratio: N/A
Kills: 0
Titans Lost: 0
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 9
Neural Sense: 11
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 45
Jump: 29 (default)
Scouting: 19 (default)
Unguided Missile: 21 (default)
Cannon: 50
Energy Weapon: 49
Scanner: 40
Defensive: 25 (default)
Business: 25 (default)
Survival: 29 (default)
Medical: 28 (default)

Katon seemed to take an instant liking to the Hunchback that Fanton mentioned having as spare, so I went ahead and decided to let him try it out. It has a base cost of $174,428, and a maintenance cost of $5,433. It has a walking speed of 63 kph. It carries a large laser and a class 20 auto cannon. It uses a CyberSys S (class 1) scanner and a Krios (class 5) battle computer. It has the following ratings:
Firepower: 10
Close Range: 15
Short Range: 14
Medium Range: 12
Long Range: 0
Speed: 15
Jump: 0
Armor: 18
Defense: 4
Recon: 4
Heat Management: 18
Power Managerment: 16
Overall Rating: 10
Classification: Short Range Light Titan

***

This leaves us with the following team stats:
Battles: 18 (17W/1L)
Leader: Godzilla Blitz
Manager: sachmo71
Mechanic: SirFozzie
Most Kills: sachmo71 with 8
Most Destructions: sachmo71 with 3
Budget: $402,034 (-199428)
Upkeep: $72,535 / month (+8558)
Jocks: 5 of 7
Titans: 5 of 10
Deaths: 1

***

After handling these arrangements and doing some familiarization drills with the entire squad, Fanton again contacts us.

Commander,

Our next course of action is clear from the data we retrieved from your last mission. It looks like the Androids are still in the process of mining Duodecimites from the materials in the lava flow. If we can disrupt them during their operation we can learn more about this rebellion and its origins. We want you to capture a small outpost and retrieve any information or Alien Technology.

Captain Lord Fanton

Time to head out.

AStott 07-24-2005 04:32 PM

As we begin closing in on the outpost, suspicions are immediately elevated. We are approaching from the far side of a large lake of lava. Almost the entire area is open and visible. There is a single recon titan visible near the outpost, but it's difficult to believe that there would only be a single small defender. We will approach cautiously.

0:33 - SirFozzie successfully completes a scan, determining that the target is a Prowler, apparently a primarily close range titan, only 40 tons. Shouldn't be much trouble.

0:48 - A large flight of missiles speeds towards Katon fortunately they aren't very accurate. It's not entirely clear where the source of those missiles is, but they're up ahead somewhere.

0:58 - Katon moves out far enough to spot the 100 ton Longbow up ahead. It obviously specializes in long range missiles. If we can get close, there shouldn't be a problem. Everyone will do their best to stay behind what little ground cover there is.

1:28 - In an attempt to avoid the many missiles coming his way, Katon attempts to dodge his way forward. Unfortunately, he hasn't quite master piloting his titan yet, and finds himself stumbling and crashing to the ground. This causes light damage to his torso swivel actuator.

1:48 - SirFozzie fires the first friendly shots of the battle. One of his two light autocannons hits doing minor damage, but providing a nice boost to morale.

1:50 - sachmo71 follows up a moment later with his plasma gun, but missing.

1:51 - Katon falls again. Now it appears that the Longbow has retargeted on Blade6119, so perhaps Katon can return to a safer mode of travel.

1:59 - A flight of missiles comes from another hidden enemy titan, hitting Blade6119. We'll have to get back to that one. We've almost reached reasonable firing range on the Longbow.

2:44 - As everyone continues moving forward, Godzilla Blitz switches his target to the approaching Prowler he lets loose with his autocannon and lands a solid hit. Enemy fire has been switching from one target to the next, and at this point, Blade6119 and Katon are approaching firing range on the Longbow

3:45 - Just when Katon has almost reached close range with the Longbow, he is hit by its medium laser, stumbles, and goes down. Fortunately, Blade6119 is right behind him, and will reach the enemy soon. The Prowler has been dogging Blade6119's heels, but the rest of the squad should bring it down soon.

4:07 - At last, Blade6119 reaches the Longbow. He lets loose with everything he's got, doing significant damage, but not quite bringing the enemy down.

4:27 - After repeated applications of the chainsaws, Blade6119 finally destroys the right torso of the Longbow. It is knocked to the ground by the impact. He follows up witch a massive launch of missiles that rip off the enemy's left leg. That will keep it down.

4:39 - Following Blade6119, the Prowler moves into close range. Blade6119 retargets and prepares to destroy the pesky annoyance.

4:41 - The initial chainsaw attacks may have both missed, but Blade6119's followup kick tears of the Prowler's left leg, sending it down for good.

4:45 - SirFozzie at last gets a clear shot of the Pariah it is crouched in some heavy cover near the outpost. He let's loose with a couple blasts from his light autocannon, hitting with one.

4:53 - More missiles come from a titan hidden in the cover on the far side of the outposts. Some hit SirFozzie, but he is not seriously damaged. Moments later, the pilot of the Longbow ejects.

5:18 - Blade6119 puts his chainsaws to good use, and rips the head off the Prowler. Satisfied, he retargets on the Pariah and moves on.

5:34 - Everyone is headed towards the Pariah, but Blade6119 is still standing nearby when the missiles on the Longbow begin exploding (likely due to excessive heat from damaged heatsinks). This could easily lead to an engine explosion, and Blade6119 begins silently urging his titan to faster speeds.

6:33 - SirFozzie at last reaches close range with the Pariah. He charges headlong into the enemy, knocking both titans to the ground. This should make the enemy an easier target for the others in the squad who are close behind.

7:22 - Having gotten caught up in a general brawl with the Pariah and having become a target of the other Pariah on the far side of the outpost, SirFozzie is having difficulties. Once knocked to the ground, he now finds some of his autocannon ammo exploding following a missile strike. This rips off his titan's right arm and knocks him back to the ground. Godzilla Blitz and Katon are desperately trying to bring this Pariah down while the other two head after the further one.

7:30 - Another missile strike rips off one of SirFozzie's legs. Unable to get up, and unable to bring his weapons to bear, he pretty much will just serve as a distraction now while the others try to finish off the enemy.

7:54 - As Blade6119 and sachmo71 close in on the further Pariah, and with Godzilla Blitz and Katon pounding on the near one with heavy energy weapons, the enemy finally sees the futility and surrenders.

***

Salvage: 42,980
Bounty: $14,000
Payment: $200,000
Upkeep: -$76,703
New Total: $582,311 (+180277)

Godzilla Blitz - Status: Alive - Health: 117/117 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 47% - Titan: Ready
sachmo71 - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 50% - Titan: Ready
SirFozzie - Status: Alive - Health: 78/99 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 46% - Titan: Disabled
Blade6119 - Status: Alive - Health: 108/108 - Kills: 1 - Hits: 64% - Titan: Ready
Katon - Status: Alive - Health: 108/108 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 42% - Titan: Ready

Fanton seems somewhat excited by the discoveries found after the battle.

"Good work. It looks like they were doing an excavation of some Alien ruins. There must be something down there within the volcanic caverns that may be of interest."

Good guess. I'll bet you anything that we're headed down there next...

The total repair cost is $149,349. Much of this goes towards Katon's Hunchback. Apparently the damage heavy autocannon is expensive to repair. SirFozzie is close behind in damages though, and the others contribute to the cost as well.

***

Roster Summary:

Godzilla Blitz
Race: Male Human
Rank: Novice
Experience: 19883 of 21600 (+925)
Hit Points: 117
Upkeep: $12,744 (+216)
Battles: 19 (18W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 50%
Kills: 5
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Most kills in one battle (2)

Attributes:
Intelligence: 12
Neural Sense: 12
Reaction: 15
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 12
Constitution: 13
Charisma: 14

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 65
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 45
Jump: 65
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 65
Guided Missile: 36
Cannon: 70
Energy Weapon: 70
Electronic Warfare: 60
Scanner: 60
Damage Control: 38 (+8)
Leadership: 66
Business: 42
Survival: 22

***

sachmo71
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 18769 of 24000 (+1110)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $10,527 (+174)
Battles: 19 (18W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 45% (+1)
Kills: 8/3*
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Battle Star

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 10
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 11
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 38
Jump: 61
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 60
Cannon: 63 (+1)
Energy Weapon: 68
Electronic Warfare: 65
Scanner: 63
Damage Control: 53 (+9)
Business: 63
Survival: 43

***

SirFozzie
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 20272 of 24000 (+1838)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $14,616 (+252)
Battles: 19 (18W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 56% (-1)
Kills: 3
Titans Lost: 0
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 10
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 32
Assault Piloting: 22
Jump: 62
Scouting: 63
Close Combat: 63
Cannon: 68
Energy Weapon: 56
Electronic Warfare: 51 (+4)
Scanner: 63
Damage Control: 68
Business: 24
Survival: 36

***

Blade6119
Race: Male Human
Rank: Novice (+1)
Experience: 13231 of 11600 (+1983)
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $11,466 (+3276)
Battles: 10 (9W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 55% (+1)
Kills: 3/1*
Titans Lost: 2
Awards: Bonehead

Attributes:
Intelligence: 11
Neural Sense: 9
Reaction: 13 (+2)
Instinct: 13
Dexterity: 14 (+1)
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 61
Jump: 52 (+1)
Scouting: 52
Close Combat: 58
Unguided Missile: 61
Cannon: 23
Energy Weapon: 23
Electronic Warfare: 58
Scanner: 51
Defensive: 24
Business: 33
Survival: 58 (+7)

***

Katon
Race: Android
Rank: Rookie
Experience: 1060 of 3800 (+1060)
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $3,375 (+250)
Battles: 1 (1W/0L)
Hit Ratio: 42%
Kills: 0
Titans Lost: 0
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 9
Neural Sense: 11
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 50 (+5)
Jump: 29
Scouting: 19
Unguided Missile: 21
Cannon: 50
Energy Weapon: 51 (+2)
Scanner: 46 (+6)
Defensive: 25
Business: 25
Survival: 29
Medical: 28

***

Team Stats:
Battles: 19 (18W/1L)
Leader: Godzilla Blitz
Manager: sachmo71
Mechanic: SirFozzie
Most Kills: sachmo71 with 8
Most Destructions: sachmo71 with 3
Budget: $432,962 (+30928)
Upkeep: $76,703 / month (+4168)
Jocks: 5 of 7
Titans: 5 of 10
Deaths: 1

Katon 07-24-2005 05:48 PM

Nice to see my piloting skill increase. Maybe next time I'll be able to get my titan to take two steps without tripping over its own feet. :)

Calis 07-28-2005 09:01 PM

Sign me back up!

I need fire this game up again sometime also.

Blade6119 07-28-2005 09:04 PM

My god, it seems like i finally had a good mission!!! And im a novice!! Watch out, Blades bringing the thunder!!

SirFozzie 07-29-2005 01:44 AM

and SirFozzie brings the Lightning!

AStott 07-29-2005 06:24 PM

Hey guys, nice to see you back. I should be getting around to another mission or two this weekend.

AStott 07-30-2005 02:49 PM

Commander,

The core of the volcano leads to an underground excavation site. Enter with your squad and investigate. Destroy any opposition. We must find out what the Androids are doing.

Captain Lord Fanton

Core of a volcano? Hmm... we're really going to have to watch our heat this time...

AStott 07-30-2005 04:59 PM

We head on in to the volcano, giant rivers of lava on either side of us. At last, up ahead of us we spot a recon titan and a medium titan. No idea as to the exact models yet. Everyone moves forward and begins trying to get locks on the recon titan. It should reach us first, and we should be able to take it out fast.

0:31 - sachmo71 acquires a green level scan against what we now know is an Enigma. This recon titan has two type eight short range missile launchers, and a heavy meson gun.

0:57 - A hidden enemy titan begins firing some kind of long range missile at Katon. He only takes minor damage. Everyone continues scanning and moving forward into weapon range.

1:54 - At last, Katon is the first one to score a hit on an enemy. He nails the Enigma in the center torso with his large laser. Heat levels are definitely running high. In addition, a hidden titan has begun launching missiles at Blade6119.

2:10 - Uh oh, the heat is so bad, that after only firing a few times while moving, some of the auto-cannon ammo in sachmo71's left arm explodes. Fortunately, it does little damage to hit titan. Katon hits the Enigma again, this time hitting with his huge auto-cannon.

2:14 - Standing right next to Katon, Godzilla Blitz joins in, hitting the Enigma with both his auto-cannon and tesla bolt. A few more hits like that, and it should go down for good...

2:19 - Sure enough, another hit from Godzilla Blitz's tesla sends the Enigma crashing to the ground with a disabled left torso.

3:05 - SirFozzie, having stepped up beside his two teammates, hits the Enigma with his autocannons, sending it back down to the ground. Katon is still taking missile fire from one of the enemies, but the entire squad is out of sight of the other two.

3:08 - SirFozzie fires again, this time disabling the center torso of the Enigma. That should put it out of the fight.
3:18 - Blade6119 steps up beside his companions and can't resist letting some missile fly at the downed Enigma. The missiles disable the center back torso of the enemy titan. This is apparently the location of it's engine. It's definitely out of the fight now. Everyone holds their breath to see if the engine will explode... After some time passes though, it becomes clear that everyone is safe. Everyone begins waiting for the medium titan to come back into view from behind the piles of rocks up ahead.

4:15 - The entire squad is now grouped together as the enemy medium titan moves into sight. Everyone begins locking on. The titan fires on Godzilla Blitz, hitting with something that directly wounds him. Suddenly his vision goes somewhat blurry, and he feels dizzy.

4:19 - sachmo71 is the first to react. He hits with a single autocannon, which is amazingly able to knock the Deforcer off it's feet. This should greatly improve everyone's accuracy! His follow-up shot with his plasma gun and laser both hit as well.

4:20 - Godzilla Blitz is the next to fire, hitting with his auto-cannon. He holds off firing the tesla bolt, since in his dizzy state, he doesn't feel like he'll be able to hit.

4:22 - Katon fires next with his large laser. He also hits, but the damage is absorbed by a shield which the target has raised. At least this will increase the heat levels of the Deforcer. Katon's auto-cannon was damaged earlier by missiles, and it's accuracy has been greatly reduced, so he chooses not to fire it.

4:23 - Blade6119 fires next, hitting with all his missiles. He begins moving to get into close range so that he can use his chainsaws.

4:24 - SirFozzie is the last to fire, unfortunately only hitting with three of his cannons.

4:40 - Everyone continues firing as weapons become available. Unfortunately, the Deforcer has regained it's feet again, and resumed running forward, making it a more difficult target, especially since no one has had a chance to get a scan.

4:50 - Blade6119 moves into close range, and swings with his chainsaws. Only one hits, not yet having any serious effects. However, now that the enemy has stopped moving (presumably to deal with this close range threat), everyone else will have an easier target.

5:00 - Blade6119 connects again with a chainsaw. Everyone better finish this thing off quick, since it also has a chainsaw which it is using to deadly effect.

5:02 - Blade6119 tries to kick the legs out from under the Deforcer, but misses, sending himself to the ground as he is suddenly unbalanced. Not good!

5:10 - Fortunately, Blade6119 is able to regain his feet before too much damage is done. Unfortunately, his squadmates can't seem to connect with their shots.

5:20 - Everyone lets out a cheer as Blade6119 uses his chainsaw to hack off the left leg of the Deforcer. The rest of this fight shouldn't be too bad... Everyone else begins to move towards one of the titans which has been pelting Katon with missiles.

5:30 - Uh oh... Katon takes a missile hit that damages his engine. That's going to increase his heat levels. I'd better keep an eye on that. He might have to find some place safe and stop all activity...

5:41 - SirFozzie at last spots the Pariah which has been pestering Katon. He begins locking on.

6:31 - Now both remaining enemy titans are firing on Katon. One hit manages to disable his left torso. His titan is starting to look in very poor shape. Hopefully others can start distracting the enemy soon before something catastrophic happens...

6:32 - Finally, Blade6119 ensures that the Deforcer is dead. Unfortunately, he does this using his old trick of putting a chainsaw through the reactor. On the plus side, the rest of the squad is out of range of the ensuing explosion... Blade6119 is knocked out, and we are unable to determine the extent of the damage, or whether the heat will causing a chain reaction in his missile storage...

6:48 - sachmo71 connects with the first shot against the Pariah, hitting it in the head with his plasma gun. That's a nice way to start...

6:59 - Blade6119 wakes up, noting that his titan is shutdown. Moments after he awakens, his missile explode violently.

7:00 - Another missile launch on Katon destroys his engine, knocking him out of the fight.

8:57 - After pouring quite a bit of serious firepower at the Pariah, Godzilla Blitz finally lands a shot with his tesla bolt that rips of the enemy's left leg. Godzilla Blitz and SirFozzie will target on the last enemy, while sachmo71 finishes this one off.

9:16 - Landing his third shot to the head with his plasma gun, sachmo71 blows the head off the Pariah. Now everyone can focus on the last enemy, an Illuminator.

10:54 - As everyone closes in on the Illuminator, SirFozzie is the first to land a shot. The enemy appears to only have missile launchers of some kind.

11:05 - sachmo71 quickly follows up with hits of his own. This guy is not going to last long...

11:32 - SirFozzie connects with a shot that causes some of the Illuminator's missile ammo to explode.

12:33 - Finally after merciless pounding by all three of us, the Illuminator surrenders. We've won.

***

Salvage: $63,563
Bounty: $32,000
Payment: $200,000
Upkeep: -$78,150
New Total: $650,375 (+217413)

Godzilla Blitz - Status: Alive - Health: 113/117 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 43% - Titan: Ready
sachmo71 - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 1 - Hits: 52% - Titan: Ready
SirFozzie - Status: Alive - Health: 99/99 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 57% - Titan: Disabled
Blade6119 - Status: Alive - Health: 108/108 - Kills: 2 - Hits: 57% - Titan: Destroyed
Katon - Status: Alive - Health: 108/108 - Kills: 0 - Hits: 37% - Titan: Destroyed

It looks like the Androids were excavating an Alien shrine. The reinforces the previous data that the Alien computer virus that infected the Androids was localized to this planet. The scientists are analyzing the glyphs that are in the excavation site and it looks like it used to be a science laboratory. They are having some trouble translating the data as the logic processes of the Aliens seem vastly different from ours.

Well that was a pretty brutal fight. The total repair costs are $241,005. Most of this of course goes towards Blade6119's and Katon's titans. SirFozzie took the least damage. Since I'm not quite ready to buy new titans for anyone, I decide to just go ahead an repair the nearly total titans.

***

Roster Summary:

Godzilla Blitz
Race: Male Human
Rank: Novice
Experience: 21054 of 21600 (+1171)
Hit Points: 117
Upkeep: $12,960 (+216)
Battles: 20 (19W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 49% (-1)
Kills: 5
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Most kills in one battle (2)

Attributes:
Intelligence: 12
Neural Sense: 12
Reaction: 15
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 12
Constitution: 13
Charisma: 14

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 65
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 45
Jump: 65
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 65
Guided Missile: 36
Cannon: 70
Energy Weapon: 70
Electronic Warfare: 60
Scanner: 60
Damage Control: 44 (+6)
Leadership: 66
Business: 42
Survival: 22

***

sachmo71
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 20226 of 24000 (+1457)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $10,788 (+261)
Battles: 20 (19W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 45%
Kills: 9/3*
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: Battle Star

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 11 (+1)
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 11
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 38
Jump: 61
Scouting: 60
Close Combat: 60
Cannon: 63
Energy Weapon: 68
Electronic Warfare: 65
Scanner: 65 (+2)
Damage Control: 53
Business: 63
Survival: 43

***

SirFozzie
Race: Male Replicant I
Rank: Novice
Experience: 21641 of 24000 (+1369)
Hit Points: 99
Upkeep: $14,868 (+252)
Battles: 20 (19W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 55% (-1)
Kills: 3
Titans Lost: 0
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 14
Neural Sense: 12 (+2)
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 10

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 66
Medium/Heavy Piloting: 33 (+1)
Assault Piloting: 22
Jump: 62
Scouting: 63
Close Combat: 63
Cannon: 68
Energy Weapon: 61 (+5)
Electronic Warfare: 57 (+6)
Scanner: 63
Damage Control: 68
Business: 24
Survival: 36

***

Blade6119
Race: Male Human
Rank: Novice
Experience: 14399 of 11600 (+1168)
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $11,934 (+468)
Battles: 11 (10W/1L)
Hit Ratio: 56% (+1)
Kills: 5/2*
Titans Lost: 3
Awards: Bonehead

Attributes:
Intelligence: 11
Neural Sense: 9
Reaction: 13
Instinct: 13
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 63 (+2)
Jump: 54 (+2)
Scouting: 54 (+2)
Close Combat: 60 (+2)
Unguided Missile: 61
Cannon: 23
Energy Weapon: 23
Electronic Warfare: 58
Scanner: 51
Defensive: 24
Business: 33
Survival: 59 (+1)

***

Katon
Race: Android
Rank: Rookie
Experience: 2417 of 3800 (+1357)
Hit Points: 108
Upkeep: $3,451 (+76)
Battles: 2 (2W/0L)
Hit Ratio: 40% (-2)
Kills: 0
Titans Lost: 1
Awards: None

Attributes:
Intelligence: 9
Neural Sense: 11
Reaction: 14
Instinct: 12
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 12
Charisma: 11

Skills of Note:
Recon/Light Piloting: 53 (+3)
Jump: 29
Scouting: 19
Unguided Missile: 21
Cannon: 50
Energy Weapon: 51
Scanner: 48 (+2)
Defensive: 25
Business: 31 (+6)
Survival: 29
Medical: 28

***

Team Stats:
Battles: 20 (19W/1L)
Leader: Godzilla Blitz
Manager: sachmo71
Mechanic: SirFozzie
Most Kills: sachmo71 with 9
Most Destructions: sachmo71 with 3
Most Titans Lost: Blade6119 with 3
Budget: $409,370 (-23592)
Upkeep: $78,150 / month (+1447)
Jocks: 5 of 7
Titans: 5 of 10
Deaths: 1

***

Well, we lost money on that mission. At least we didn't lose too much. That constant missile fire was just brutal, and there really wasn't enough cover to avoid it...

It certainly looks like Blade6119 is looking to take some of those kill records away from sachmo71. The real question is... can he stay alive long enough to do it...

We should be getting some promotions in another battle or two... It won't take too much more before we might be able to get our piloting skills up for the heavier titans...


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