The Trenches [Finally Finished]

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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by devincp » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:43 am

Can I take whichever faction Lordintype does not take?
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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by Space Bunny » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:56 am

Minaglacia please

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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by silasw » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:44 am

I was hoping for Skion Lunar Infantry but if that's taken I can be the popcorn guy.

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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by Natertatertot » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:53 am

popcorn man is looking like quite the character to take control of, but I'd primarily prefer control of the Skion lunar squad please! Maybe the swarm if everything else is taken

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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by Dienekes22 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:26 pm

Lordintype, DevinCP, and SilasW are in. Waiting to see if Braggalot wants to be involved. Are they still around?
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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by lordintype » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Dienekes22 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Lordintype, DevinCP, and SilasW are in. Waiting to see if Braggalot wants to be involved. Are they still around?
Oh cool, I would've chosen the Lunar Infantry anyway. I assume I'm allied with Minaglacia and the Gray Wolves?
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Re: The Trenches [Sign Ups O P E N]

Post by Dienekes22 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:57 am

Yes: Minaglacia and the Skion troops are allied and have the same goals

IM, Neo-Prussia are wild cards

Brootalz and Swarm have no friends

Everyone should have gotten a DM with stats and information. I'm ready for Turn 1 orders.

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Re: The Trenches [Turns 1&2 L I V E]

Post by Dienekes22 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:16 pm

TURN 01
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The Brootalz Warmanager calls up to the Neo-Prussians on the wall, demanding they swan dive onto the muddy ground below.

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"You don't frighten us, you Brootal pig-dogs! Go boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly plant. I blow my nose at you!"

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"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction!"

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Critical failure! The Neo-Prussians are prepared for fighting.

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The Brootalz begin their advance, wandering into the response fire from the wall. Only one Neo-Prussian is able to get his shot off.

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One Brootal down. The Neo-Prussians get the First Blood Benny!

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A Brootal spots an interesting looking launcher weapon.

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The view from the Brootalz perspective

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The Neo-Prussians decide it's time to hoof it.

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They have the best view of the place.

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The Lunar troops move quickly toward the objective. Some troops sprint better than others.

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It's hard to see much with that mega-spider in the way.

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The Minaglacians are close behind.

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The sniper can see far.

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The Imperial Magikstrate advance and find a door.

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Still not much to see ahead, though they see there are two more doors down the line

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They are close to a dark firing port.

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Cautiously, they slide the door open. Not far away is another concrete structure. Who knows what's inside?

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The Wolves, who get bonuses to move inside a trench, advance down the line.

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What have we here?

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With excellent training, they can see much.

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Popcorn Man offers some delicious popped corn to the nearby mega-spider, hoping to placate it

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The mega-spider reacts, chomping on the perfect fluffy, salty treat

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It lifts up Popcorn Man, who only stares disinterested, expecting this to be the end

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Wait! The mega-spider places Popcorn Man on his back

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You can control the spider now, if you wish, but first he must munch on some of the popcorn in the cart

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Some updated views. No big Overviews for this turn because I forgot, but there wasn't a lot of action so far.
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Re: The Trenches [Turns 1&2 L I V E]

Post by Dienekes22 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:17 pm

Turn 02

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The IM Officer performs a scan of the nearby area.

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He finds an empty machine gun position.

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One trooper takes a look from the position.

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He sees... a guy dressed in flannel on top of a huge spider?

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And some troops in blue.

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He mans the gun, for now.

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The rest of the troops make ready to scane the concrete structure nearby.

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A Wolf grabs the rocket launcher.

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Everyone advances.

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They aren't far from the objective now.

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Popcorn Guy fishes around the cart...

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Time to get to work while the mega-spider guards the popcorn machine.

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What can be done with this...?

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It's a popcorn gun now!

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It's all ready to fire.

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The view.

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"OI YOU SNOBS! GIT THE FAWK OUTTA 'ERE!" the Officer shouts.

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The Neo-Prussians double-time away.

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One is still in range and the officer blows him away.

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These bois set up a good view.

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While these guys realize this gun needs fixing.

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These bois set up a good defensive line.

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The rest of the view.

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These troopers work on the barbed wire and open a path.

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Some good sprint rules get the group together.

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The view.

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The Sniper aims carefully and lets fly!

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A Brootal bites the dust.

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The Sniper knows he got his target.

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The grenadier moves up.

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The view.

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The troopers activate their jump packs.

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The group up and move toward the objective.

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They have the best view in the house.

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Updated IM view.

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Updated Popcorn Man view.

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Updated Skion factions views.

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Updated Brootalz view.

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Overviews.
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Re: The Trenches [Turn 3 up]

Post by Dienekes22 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:54 am

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A Brootal shoots into the bunker, responding to something moving with hostile intent.

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The others who are close join in.

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Several swarming monsters are cut down.

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For a moment: quiet

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Suddenly: violence!

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A boi kills his foe with ease.

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How did he get here??? How did he fit through the door!!!??

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He easily dispatches a boi.

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Elsewhere, more monsters leap into the light.

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The IM trooper in the wall sees them scuttle forth.

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He blasts the Hellion, wounding it!

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They continue toward the mega spider.

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A fierce struggle begins.

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The spider can defend itself, killing two scuttlers and almost killing the Hellion.

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The last bunker empties of monsters.

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From the outskirts some more arrive.

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The view.

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The IM get themselves into the now empty bunker and set up some cover.

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They gun down a handful of vermin from their new position.

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The view.

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The mega-spider rips his foe in two.

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He races off to defend his Popcorn master, trampling some vermin on the way.

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Soon...

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Popcorn Guy fires his new gun...

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The hot, buttery goodness lands among the Skion troops.

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One of them immedietely fries.

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The others are able to get into position without being harmed by the new hazard.

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The Popcorn Guy's position is close, but they can't get a shot.

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Here's an idea...

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The trooper winds up, grenade in hand...

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Not a bad toss!

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Boom!

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It looks like a direct hit from the Skion position.

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The gun is mangled, but Popcorn Guy is unharmed.

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The view.

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The grenadier is able to make it across the butter. She calls to her sniper friend for assistance.

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Reinforcements arrive!
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The sniper rolls poorly and cannot hit anything. He simply stares into the far distance, ashamed.

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The view.

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The new regulars gather for a fight.

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The Brootalz man the working artillery piece and successfully fire it at a faraway target...

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Next turn it'll land close to the Minaglacians.

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"Oi, ya gitz, get ova 'ere and build this big gun!"

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"Cripes!" the officer shouts in surprise at the alarming display of gross fighting.

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Several bois combine attacks on the Hellion.

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They slaughter it.

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The officer blasts a vermin.

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Everyone else holds position.

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The Neo-Prussians zoom to the macguffin's bunker.

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They fire on Popcorn Guy, wounding him.

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The view.

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The Wolves advance.

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This trooper lines up his shot.

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A crit fail! The round explodes in the weapon.

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That hurts.

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Final Overwatch

This is the final turn to be played with the perspective rules. All subsequent turns will be displayed publicly like usual.
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Re: The Trenches [Turn 3 up]

Post by Dienekes22 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:06 am

TURN 4

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Skion troops dodge into the command bunker.

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Inside is the computer terminal.

"What's in there?" the trooper outside asks.

"Something.... something about a... core?" comes the reply.

SKION HAS THE TERMINAL

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Not knowing the intent of the Neo-Prussians, the Skion prepare to fight.

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The Minaglacian grenadier joins them.

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The Regulars fire on the newly arriving Swarm.

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Some scuttlers are dispatched.

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They head toward their allies.

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The IM inside this bunker finish off the remaining Swarm near them. The machine gunner in the wall missed his shots so I didn't take a photo.

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"Things are starting to look bad, eh buddy?" Popcorn Guy says to his companion spider.

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"Let's get out of here!"

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They head toward the battlefield's edge.

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The Wolves, seeing that they have the terminal, set up to defend a potential exit.

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The Brootalz officer, in a moderate amount of danger, decides to heave a grenade with all his strength.

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There are no words to describe how incredible the rolls were.

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A Skion trooper and the Minaglacian grenadier are killed.

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The artillery round lands and makes an impressive looking explosion, but apparently the good dice were used for the officer.

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Everyone is Disrupted but nobody is dead.

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Another shot will land here next turn.

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The remaining Swarm are killed.

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The Brootalz move up now that the enemy has acquired the target.

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A treasure trove of weapons are found.

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The newly arrived Swarm aim for the spider.

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The bio-tillary shoots...

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And the corrosive shot will land here next turn.

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A Titan arrives within striking distance of the spider and Popcorn Guy
(Popcorn Guy will find a badass weapon of his choice next turn so watch out Swarm)

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The Neo-Prussians target has run off...

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Hey, what's over here...?

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The Jaegers leap into action.

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A fierce firefight breaks out.

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In the end two Jaegers are killed and one Skion trooper.

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Re: The Trenches [Turn 3 up]

Post by Dienekes22 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:41 pm

TURN 5
*From this point all troops will get a movement bonus equal to "fuck if I know"*

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The IM troops exit the bunker and head as far towards the terminal as they can.

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Their position on the field.

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The Swarm assault the spider. It is a grim scene for the Popcorn Guy.

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Until, using his Heroic powers, he pulls out his Staff of Burning Butter!

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"Eat this!"

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The megaspider pulls the useless vermin with him and the Popcorn Guy escapes!
POPCORN GUY WINS!
moving on...

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The bio-artillery acid lands and boils alive one Wolf.

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Reinforcements arrive.

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The Brootalz artillery shot lands and kills the final Jaeger!
NEO-PRUSSIA ELIMINATED

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The Brootalz commander tries to get his troops to double time to the gun, rebuild it, and fire in one turn!

"Oi! Ya 'aven't even gone mo' than loik fo' inches! Do it yeself!" the suddenly British Brootal shouts back.
FEAT CRIT FAIL

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The active gun is able to launch a long-range projectile and it will land here next turn.

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Brootalz advance and one has a shiny new rocket launcher. Some attack the Skion trooper nearby but nobody hits.

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The BEARER OF THE TERMINAL dashes from cover.

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The other trooper tries to fire back on the Brootalz but also misses. A grim stalemate commences...

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This Wolf heads to help the Minaglacians.

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While this one has had just about enough of the Swarm bullshit. He lines up his fancy rocket launcher.

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The shot looks good...

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Kablamo! The monster is obliterated!
"This way is secure!" the Wolf calls into his headset.

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But the BEARER OF THE TERMINAL is far away.

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"Come on, troops!" a Minaglacian shouts, "Forward to victory!"

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They charge the bio-artillery.

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And destroy it. The Sniper saves a special move for later.......

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Send orders for Turn 6
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Re: The Trenches [Turn FIVE up]

Post by Dienekes22 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:10 am

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The carrier attempts to vault the trench and flee to safety.

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"Stop!" the Wolf commander cries.

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"The beasts block the path! Follow me!"

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The pair sprint through the trench.

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This brave soul holds the Brootalz back as best he can.

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The Imperial Magikstrate???

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The carrier breaks into the open amidst a storm of fire.

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He theatrically vaults a dead monster...

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And escapes! The terminal is safe!

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Some aftermath photos.

It is finished.

Huge thank you to everyone who participated, lurked, and encouraged me through this... massive undertaking.

I began this project, specifically for this battle, in 2017. It went through so many changes but I am mostly happy with the final product.

It's time to take the beast down now and sort through the thousands of parts and begin something new.

It was too big, honestly, to run a battle. It was hard to light and photograph as well as actually place the figures.

I had a great time and hope you all enjoyed it, too.

Here's to new beginnings.
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Re: The Trenches [Finally Finished]

Post by Infinity » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:20 am

Good game everyone. Thanks for hosting Dienekes
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Re: The Trenches [Finally Finished]

Post by lordintype » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:59 pm

Good game, and thanks Dienekes. It was absolutely awesome, and I'm glad to have got the terminal out
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