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Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« on: 13 October 2015, 02:21:20 »
Right. Since the BattleTech Mercs forums are currently having some issues, the Black Stars Mercenary Collective has decided to transfer our (dubious) writing and story telling to the CBT forums in the interim period.

We have recently concluded a contract for the LA on the system of Summer. For reference, below are the details for the contract.

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Registered Contract: LA-RR-04-02

Region: Lyran Alliance
System: Summer
Galactic Coordinates: X: -44.86 Y: 26.34
Days to Jump Point: 3 days
Planet: Summer
Primary Planetary Climate: Continental
Approximate Population: 894 Million People
Capital City: Curitiba
 
Contract Type: Recon Raid
Primary Operational Terrain: Sub-Tropics
Contract Duration: 4 Months (60 Days in REAL TIME) negotiable
Employer: Lyran Alliance
Employer Contact: Ambassador Damad Sandaker
Command Rights: Independent Command
Forces Recommended: A Battalion Strength Detachment
Supporting Forces: Unknown
Enemy Forces: 71st ULTRA Dragoons & 133rd ULTRA Armored
Supplement Contracts Offered: Offensive Campaign

PLANETARY DETAILS:
Though its sun is a cool M-class star, Summer's close orbital path and an ever-decreasing ozone layer have made this world much warmer than one might expect. The surface of this world is rocky, with numerous mountain chains making overland travel difficult between the major cities that have sprung up over all four major continents. These cities, almost invariably located near oil fields and the veins of radioactive ores that crisscross the planet's lowlands, have formed the core of Summer's economy ever since the planet was established, during the first Terran exodus.

Unfortunately, infertile soil, capable only of supporting a native purple scrub grass limited the planet's agricultural endeavors and forced the early settlers to form trading partnerships with nearby worlds to feed their industrial expansion. Summer's export industry of oil, and radioactive materials, both crude and refined for fuels, easily helped address this need and made it one of the more valuable worlds of the Federation of Skye, even before that nation helped form the Lyran Commonwealth.

During the height of the original Star League, the discovery of germanium deposits in the Balise Mountains, on the southern continent of Wessler, made this world a manufacturing center for JumpShip components as well, further boosting an already soaring economy and rating the planet not only a heavy garrison of Star League troops, but a few Castles Brian as well. Unfortunately, most of these facilities were destroyed during the Amaris coup, but enough survived to make Summer a valuable prize as part of the Lyran Commonwealth.

Despite centuries of Succession Wars, when it became a favored staging ground for Steiner attacks on House Kurita, Summer miraculously maintained much of its industry. However, the output of its aging refineries, damaged by Kuritan raids on more than one occasion, began to gradually weaken the planet's already thin ozone layer. The additional ecological impact of heavy DropShip traffic, made necessary by the planet's rough geography and the presence of ten active spaceports, has only furthered this decline and is largely blamed for the increasing temperatures that make Summer a world more than worthy of its name.

The capital of Curitiba is located on the Lestrade continent named for the powerful family that once ruled the world. It is also home to Summer InterStellar Components, who produce various JumpShip parts.

Socio-Industrial Levels:

Technological Development
High-tech world with advanced research centers and universities; best medical care available; cutting-edge microelectronics industry.
Industrialization Level
Heavily industrialized world capable of manufacturing any and all complex output.
Raw Material Dependence
World/system produces all the raw materials needed and commonly exports large quantities of surplus.
Industrial Output
World has a wide industrial base that produces many different types of products and exports most of its output.
Agricultural Dependence
World has abundant environment producing enough to sustain the population using agriculture technologies; limited exports.

EMPLOYER SITUATION REPORT:
The Lyran Alliance is needing to occupy the ULTRA forces on the captured Lyran worlds. The LAAF is asking for a mercenary unit to perform a Recon Raid on Summer. Loki agents report that there is a large supply depot. The mercenary unit taking this contract may take the liberty in looting the depot. Loki agents also reporting that both ULTRA units are reinforced.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Discover the composition of both UTLRA units.
2) Raid any targets of opportunity.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Gather information about defensive positions.
2) N/A

After actions report...

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Journal Entry
30th Dec 3091
Leutnant Michael Franks
Summer Militia

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at home.

I hope I'll still be able to repeat my greetings and salutations come next year. Heck of a 3091 for me and my people here on Summer. ULTRA happened to us, as did much of the Skye Province, or what's now left of it. We put up as much of a resistance as we could, but they came in too fast and too damned hard - it was certainly something we didn't expect of the Leaguers.

Forget about all those nonsense from them that ULTRA's a separate entity altogether. The tactics, the hardware, the sheer QUANTITY of their forces, you'd be an idiot to believe otherwise.

When we detected unknown forces coming in late November, we had hopes that the LAAF had finally come to retake the system. You know what they say about high expectations? Yeah, to say that we were disappointed would be a massive understatement. If was not that these mercenaries, these Black Stars were rubbish. Heck, they took out several ULTRA outposts and looted their depots. These mercs even took out what we discovered were sup-capital defence systems that were meant to keep offensive prying black naval assets out. Whatever was said about these people, I've got to give it to them, these people have balls. I’ve been told they were of augmented regiment size. I don’t know… they sure fight well in small teams action. Whatever it is, they’re good, but they’re not good enough for what I’d hope they would be doing.

Despite their silence on the matter, I've caught on that the LAAF wouldn't be sending any cavalry anytime soon to retake Summer. We might be relieved and extracted, but we've been hit too hard on too many worlds. And ULTRA isn't our only concerns. Who knows? If relief comes along, I might simply give up and commission and sneak my way back into the city. I might not like the new landlord, but I've come to see Summer as my home... unless I'm told I'll be part of the forces sent to retake this mudball from ULTRA.


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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #1 on: 13 October 2015, 05:25:38 »
This SHOULD be the latest TO&E of the Black Stars. Let me know if I missed out on anything.


Sub-unit: Sharp Shooters under Zhao Zi Long
Seeker Class DropShip - Event Horizon

28 x Vampire Medium Assault Tank Chassis
10 x Vampire Prime Omni Kit
10 x Vampire Alpha Omni Kit
2 x Vampire Bravo Omni Kit
3 x Vampire Foxtrot Omni Kit
8 x Vampire Gamma Omni Kit
 
Bolla Stealth Tank (Dominus)
Bolla Stealth Tank (Invictus)

5 x Badger Tracked Transport Chassis
5 x Badger G Omni Kit
1 x Badger A Omni Kit

1 x Fensalir (Standard)
1 x Fensalir (Infantry)
1 x Pinto Attack VTOL (WoB)

2 x Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft airframe
2 x Zugvogel ZC-0-01A kit
1 x Zugvogel ZC-0-01B kit
1 x Zugvogel ZC-0-01C kit
1 x Zugvogel ZC-0-01D kit
1 x Zugvogel ZC-0-01E kit

Nephilim Assault BA (Seeker)
Nephilim Assault BA (Gauss)
Nephilim Assault BA (Standard)
2 x Shedu Assault BA (Standard)
Shedu Assault BA (Recon)
Tengu Heavy BA (Standard)
Se'irium Medium BA (Anti-Infantry)
Se'irium Medium BA (Standard)
Asura Medium BA (SRM)
2 x Asura Medium BA (Anti-Infantry)
4 x Nighthawk Mk XXI PA(L)
4 x Tornado PA(L)
1 x Resgate PA(L)

6 x Protech "Intruder" Battle-Armor Transporter


Sub-unit: "The Risen" under Legate Gaius Marius
Union Dropship "Mithras' Chariot"

Lance #1 "The Cleansing Flames"
Marauder MAD-5D-Marius (Legate Gaius Marius)
Crusader CRD-8L (Mechwarrior Quentin Stark)
Marshal MHL-6MC (Lieutenant Ayla Thorvald)
Marshal MHL-6MC (Lieutenant Anya Thorvald)

Lance #2 "The Dancing Flames"
Griffin GRF-5L (Senior Lieutenant Martina Lowe)
Phoenix Hawk PXH-5L (Mechwarrior-Sergeant Li Chen Long)
Phoenix Hawk PXH-5L (Mechwarrior Victoria Tokugawa)
Phoenix Hawk PXH-5L (Mechwarrior David Warrington-Smythe)

Lance #3 "Heaven's Flames"
Vindicator VND-6L (Lieutenant JG Ahriman Shaw)
C-PRT-OC Preta (Comminus) (Mechwarrior Marcus Davis)
Centurion CN9-D9 (MechWarrior Lisa Page)
Catapult CPLT-C6 (Mechwarrior Glenn Harper)

Aero-Lance "Skies of Flame"
Rapier RPR-100b Flight Lieutenant Nicholas "Thorn" Sharpe
Rapier RPR-100b Flight Officer Kaden "Eyes" Park

Foot Infantry Platoon (Inferno)
Motorized XCT Infantry Hostile Environment
 

Bloody Marauders Battalion – Elijah Callahan
– Command Company –

Command Lance
Victor 9B (Clan), Thunderbolt 9M, Black Hawk-KU OF, Black Hawk-KU OF

Zeta Platoon – Spec Ops
4x Nighthawk Mk XXI PA-L + 8x 3077 HMMWVs

--- Alpha Battalion ---

Striker Company

Alpha Lance             
Spector 5F, Falcon 6C, Falcon 6C, Falcon 6C
 
Beta Lance                         
Spector 5F, Falcon 6C, Stinger 3Gb, Stinger 3Gb

Delta Lance
Raptor II 3X

1st Hunters Supernova

Cossack Nova
Summoner C, Summoner D, Summoner D, Nova, Nova B + 2x Corona Pts, 2x Elemental BA Pts, Salamander Pt
 
Saber Nova
Timber Wolf S,  Huntsman N, Shadow Cat B, Pouncer D, Coyotl + 2x Corona Pts, 3x Elemental BA Pts

2nd Hunters Trinary

Dagger Star
Timber Wolf A, Mad Dog B, Stormcrow A, Shadow Hawk IIC 2, Kit Fox F

Cutlass Nova
Ice Ferret B, Mist Lynx G, Fire Moth, Fire Moth, Fire Moth D + Longinus BA Squad, Achileus BA Squad, Gray Death BA Squad, 2x Kobold BA Squads

Sword Star
Horned Owl, Hellion C, Incubus, Incubus 2, Incubus 4

 
--- Beta Battalion ---

Dog Company

Hellspawn Platoon
4x Tornado PA-L Squads + Zephyros ISV, 4x Armodon APCs
 
River Styx Platoon
4x Tornado PA-L Squads + 4x Ferret Light Scout VTOLs
 
Hades Platoon
4x Tornado PA-L Squads + 4x Armodon APCs

Wisp Scouts – Spec Ops
2x Darter Scout Cars (Std.), 2x Darter Scout Cars (ECM)
 
Ghost Company

Immortals Platoon – Sniper
Foot Infantry Sniper Squad + Nightshade VTOL

Haunt Platoon – Sniper
Foot Infantry Sniper Squad

Phantasm Platoon – Sniper
Foot Infantry Sniper Squad

Casper Platoon – Sniper
Foot Infantry Sniper Squad


Delta Company

1st Combat Scouts                             
Donar Assault VTOL, 3x Ripper VTOLs

2nd Combat Scouts
4x Ferret Light Scout VTOLs
 
3rd Combat Scouts
4x Ferret Light Scout VTOLs
 

Omega Wing

Command Flight
Jagatai Prime and Issus-2

1st Squadron                                                                                                                                                                       
Gotha 500 Royal, Gotha 500, Stingray 92, Stingray 92
 
2nd Squadron
Corsair V12b, Corsair V12b, Sai S-7, Sai S-7


--- Support Unit Battalion ---
Transport Company

1st Transport Platoon
4x Ferret VTOLs – Cargo
 
2nd Transport Platoon
4x Ferret VTOLs – Cargo

3rd Transport Platoon
2x BattleMech Recovery VTOLs

Military Tactical Company
Long Hauler Platoon
8x Flatbed Trucks
 
Trailer Platoon
Light Military Tactical Trailer – CP, LMTT – MASH, LMTT – Utility, LMTT – Bridgelayer, LMTT – LRM #1, LMTT – LRM #2, LMTT – Mortar #1, LMTT – Mortar #2

Tactical Operations Center Platoon
6x Squads of Staff personnel

Technical Support Company
Battlemech Technician Platoon – IS
Battlemech Technician Platoon – Clan
Astech Technician Platoon – IS/Clan
Vehicle Technician Platoon – IS/Clan
 
Dropship Company
Seeker class – Kerensky’s Soul

 
Celestyna's Winged Legionnaires - Karen Celestyna Atreide
Dictator Class DropShip (Command Variant)

Zeus ZEU-9T (Custom)
Vindicator VND-4L
Fireball ALM-10D
Locust LCT-5M
BLR-1Gb Battlemaster
ARC-9K Archer
Highlander IIC
RZK-9T Razorback
WLF-4WA Wolfhound

Gurteltier MBT Std.
HALO Paratrooper Platoon
6 x Fah Shih BA Squad (Modular)
Jump Infantry Platoon (Gauss)
 

Red Suns Rangers - Jason Cruz
Raven RVN-4L
Javelin JVN-11B
 
Glengarry Independents - John Kelly
Union Dropship - Hope Warden

Shadow Hawk SHD-5D
Phoenix Hawk PHX-4L
Templar C
Raven RVN-4Lr
Dagger DARO-1
2 x Longinus Squad
2 x Heavy Hover APC
2 x Anti-Mech Foot Platoon (MG)
 

Black Stars General Unit Property

Snowden Mining Station Mk I - Pharos Station
Aurora Class DropShip - Tam 'o Shanter
Aurora Class DropShip

6 x Ironsides IRN-SD1
6 x Rapier RDR-300
6 x Spad SPD-502
6 x Stingray F-92
2 x Battle Taxi NL-42
2 x Drop Shuttle K-1
4 x Tigress Close Patrol Craft TIG-15 (Gunship)

Patron LoaderMech
Mobile Headquarters
2 x 135-K Coolant Truck
4 x J-27 Ordnance Transport & Trailer
2 x MASH Truck
4 x Ground Cars
Foot Infantry Platoon Inferno
Foot Infantry Platoon SRM

Security & Anti-Riot:
Anti-Mech Foot Infantry Platoon MG
M3077 HMMWV (SRM Variant)
M3077 HMMWV (Artillery Spotter)
M3077 HMMWV (LRM Variant)
2 x M3077 HMMWV

Wasp WSP-3L

2 x Badger Tracked Transport (Prime)
Badger A
Mimic Drone Carrier
3 x Pathtrack drone
3 x Napfind drone
2 x Werecat A drone
Werecat B drone
Werecat C drone
Protech "Intruder" PA Transporter

 
Engineering & Salvage Team:
DemolitionMech WI-DM
DemolitionMech WI-DM2
Hyena SalvageMech HYN-4A
Kiso K-3N-KR5
Heavy Transport B1
2 x Flatbed Truck
Heavy 'Mech Recovery Vehicle (Hover)
Heavy 'Mech Recovery Vehicle (Tracked)
Heavy 'Mech Recovery Vehicle (Wheeled)
3 x Tonbo Superheavy Transport VTOL
2 x Engineering Vehicle
Field Engineering Platoon
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #2 on: 13 October 2015, 12:03:36 »
Ah yes, the Rapier.  Cool.

Anyone mind filling me in on Ultra and what else has gone on in the last three IC years?  They killed my CO, or maybe I did that in the Wings, I can't even remember.  Haven't been thinking about this for a year and a half or so haha.

And is the map showing me that the FWL captured Terra or something? xD
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #3 on: 13 October 2015, 12:26:14 »
Erm. I think 3090 to 3092 ULTRA has been on the rise. Start of 3092 they declared for Agatha Marik who has been supplying them all this while. Terra, Outreach and Liberty Holds aren't captured and neither are the areas around it, they're just under siege for the major worlds and exchanging hands quickly in the other systems, or contested in 3 or more way fights.

Vamps I'm joining you on Gacrux then. Eta to assault?

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #4 on: 13 October 2015, 12:57:42 »
So is Gacrux the next contrant you're looknig at ? (please link me)

Any PCs in my unit btw?  So I know who I'm subordinate too and where I'm going.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #5 on: 13 October 2015, 14:56:16 »
No link yet as its the Summer supplemental actually. Cricket is on planet but I was late to the party so I'm linking up with Vamps' Sharp Shooters on Gacrux before we jump into Summer together.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #6 on: 13 October 2015, 23:20:01 »
I've attached the finalized transcript since some of you might not have read the full thing before the forums became inaccessible. Might also be a good way for you guys to get filled in.

Tentatively, pending the official sup-contract offer, we're going in mid Jan 3092. However, Summer WILL remain in ULTRA hands. In fact, due to us lagging to BTM official time, the FWL has offered a contract on Summer to root out guerrillas and pacify the unruly citizens.

We'll move in, hit the multiple ULTRA forces on planet, pillage and burn ULTRA facilities, pick up as many of the Militia loyal to the LA and civilians as we can, before high tailing it out of there with possibly a Thera Task Force chasing our collective asses.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #7 on: 14 October 2015, 00:06:57 »
By the way, how is ULTRA organized militarily?  What formations do they employ?  Inner Sphere style lances and up etc?
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #8 on: 14 October 2015, 00:22:53 »
For all intends and purposes, ULTRA is FWLM. Hardware, ranks, military structure - hence my Thera reference.

Intel from the Bloody Marauders as well Sharp Shooters' Recon Alpha has reported sighting the following hardware:

Based on latest report, the identified ULTRA forces on Summer are:
71st ULTRA Dragoons, a reinforced Mech company
133rd ULTRA Armoured, a reinforced tank company
101st ULTRA Dragoons, formally a Regimental sized combat unit, but the invasion of the core areas had reduced the 101st down to two reinforced battalions. Alpha and Bravo Battalions each possessed two companies of Mechs, one armour company, and one mechanized infantry company.


Mechs:
Shockwave, Cronus, Blackjack, Wraith, Anvil, and Tempest.

Tanks:
Stygian Hover Tank, Galleon 103 and 104.

Infantry:
Standard rifle troopers with support from Galleon Maxwell tanks

ASF:
The Bloody Marauders encountered 4 Lancers, while the Shooters advanced team was forced to crash land by a pair of Shivas. No other ASFs have been sighted since.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #9 on: 17 October 2015, 09:45:45 »
Our LA ambassador has asked for the length of the contract we'd like. I would like to know who would be able to post on these forums for now before I give any sort of commitment.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #10 on: 17 October 2015, 10:14:29 »
M here. Slow at work of late.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #11 on: 18 October 2015, 01:16:50 »
I'll be able to contribute some.  Put important notes for your posts though for things to focus on please, sometimes I'm in a rush and I want to focus on quality writing.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #12 on: 18 October 2015, 12:31:11 »
I've started an IC thread for Summer, based on the understanding that the sup-contract will be an Offensive Campaign. I'm discussing contract duration with the ambassador right now, as well as the details.

The first couple of posts are from the Kid. Mine might be changed depending on the exact details of the contract offered.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=49380.0

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #13 on: 18 October 2015, 13:12:38 »
Thanks. Was it troublesome inputting the formatting? Any chance of making purchases?

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #14 on: 18 October 2015, 19:18:19 »
So is my sub-unit preset?  What assets were deployed to the prior contract?
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« Reply #15 on: 18 October 2015, 21:24:27 »
Kid: it required some work cuz I have to input things like italics and bold manually for each and every word, compounded by the fact that there's a maximum cap on how many characters (yes, characters, not words) each post is allowed. Took me quite some time but it's ok. I have the whole thing plus my own posts consolidated in word format as well for ease of trascripting later.

As for purchases, I do have our individual cash accounts and we can all check the Broker website for pricing. Only problem is I'm not sure if the staff will be able or even willing to deal with it with our ongoing forum issues. You let me know what you want and I'll see what I can do. I'm thinking of getting myself a DropShip as well...

Escudero: IC-ly, we did not commit any ASF assets to Summer except for what Cricket's Marauders have on their sub-unit TO&E. All those that you see as Unit General Hardware are defence units safeguarding our dependents on our Snowden space station. We also do not know if the LA will despatch additional reinforcements. What kind of hardware are you looking for? Let's deep of we can work something out.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #16 on: 18 October 2015, 23:06:58 »
Ah I feared that. You needn't have troubled yourself with the formatting. Well I'm expecting a nice 20 mill from the Summer contract, and I'm offering my salvage tons up at 100,000 each if anyone wants. With that I'd like to buy 4 Mechs:

GLT-8D Guillotine - 7.37m thereabouts before disc
PTR-6T Penetrator - 7.93m
WHM-7A Warhammer - 7.18m
CTF-4L Cataphract - 7.02m

No rush of course, we all know the forums are down. Just going to leave this here while we wait for payment to clear and so on.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #17 on: 19 October 2015, 00:07:54 »
No worries. I've always been a stickler for all these. Also, it makes things easier for me to simply copy and paste onto .doc with less need for editing.

Based on the WC spreadsheet that I did up, you actually would have about 55 tons of salvage. Rather than SELL your tonnage, why don't you consider BUYING another 5-6 tons or so so that you can request one of those machines you want as salvage? If they're 60 tonners of course.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #18 on: 19 October 2015, 01:50:11 »
Been talking to Escudero over IM, and we need an idea why his character, who is currently one of the pilots in WarClaw's The Risen sub-unit, would join with the main force for the campaign on Summer.

Given that The Risen has been tasked to scout out periphery LA worlds, specifically New Mars, as our potential landhold, I was thinking that Escudero's character felt it time to break away and form his own sub-unit. For hardware, I'll go out on a limp and approve Escudero to use the pair of Rapiers from the Risen unless Claw comes in and objects to it. However, I would want them returned to the Risen and Escudero's unit to purchase their own asap. Alternatively, I can use the Shooters' fund to loan an amount to foot any purchase first, as long as it is not unreasonable (no Escudero, I'm not going to buy you an entire Vengeance class DropShip, its full complement of ASFs, a couple of Avengers, and a Leopard CV).

The windows that this new sub-unit can link up with the main bulk of the Black Stars:

1) Terra, Aug-Sept 3091. All sub-units, including The Risen and Sharp Shooters were refitting and recruiting after Huanghuadian, less the Bloody Marauders. It was early to mid Sept '91 that the Risen detached from the main Collective to head towards New Mars.

2) Gacrux, from Nov 3091 onwards til present (Jan 3092). Except for a company from the Maruaders and a Recon squad from the Shooters, all participating sub-units were held on Gacrux while the former 2 detachments were sent in to carry recon raid on Summer.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #19 on: 19 October 2015, 05:29:02 »
I'm not using my DARO-1 Dagger, he can use it for the next 1 or 2 contracts at least.

I know I've 55 tons but I'd rather have the cash. That is if anyone wants to buy 55 tons of salvage rights.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #20 on: 19 October 2015, 06:36:38 »
I'm not using my DARO-1 Dagger, he can use it for the next 1 or 2 contracts at least.

I know I've 55 tons but I'd rather have the cash. That is if anyone wants to buy 55 tons of salvage rights.

Sounds like an idea. I'll wait for a while. If no one is interested, I'll buy them at 100k a ton.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #21 on: 19 October 2015, 07:55:59 »
Been talking to Escudero over IM, and we need an idea why his character, who is currently one of the pilots in WarClaw's The Risen sub-unit, would join with the main force for the campaign on Summer.

Given that The Risen has been tasked to scout out periphery LA worlds, specifically New Mars, as our potential landhold, I was thinking that Escudero's character felt it time to break away and form his own sub-unit. For hardware, I'll go out on a limp and approve Escudero to use the pair of Rapiers from the Risen unless Claw comes in and objects to it. However, I would want them returned to the Risen and Escudero's unit to purchase their own asap.


Actually, Escudero may have the Rapiers free and clear, if he wants them, with Marius' blessing.

The rest of his unit may be effectively out of mercenary work for the most part, so he might as well give Escudero's unit a good start.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #22 on: 19 October 2015, 13:33:24 »
Appreciate that.  In that case I know what to do.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #23 on: 19 October 2015, 20:24:56 »
Excellent! Now get crackin' and start writing. I'm hoping to know the details of the contract soon.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #24 on: 19 October 2015, 20:45:40 »
Excellent! Now get crackin' and start writing. I'm hoping to know the details of the contract soon.
Oui mon commandant. Formatted Word doc at dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/1fdbh2komxyyppn/Post%202%20p.doc?dl=0

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #25 on: 19 October 2015, 21:59:51 »
What do you guys use the dropbox for?  Also, what is the location on Terra?  The Alice Springs complex doesn't exactly exist anymore iirc right?  I'll amend the details into my post.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #26 on: 19 October 2015, 22:40:54 »
Talked with the LA Ambassador.  He says the contract generation part of the BTM is still functioning.  He said that he approved the success of our Recon Raid contract.  Unknown if the Director, Deputy, or the PS has approved the success and funds.

Staff is trying to do some work-arounds to keep things moving.

LA Ambassador says when we determine the length of the Offensive Campaign, he will submit the contract and brief the staff.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #27 on: 19 October 2015, 22:47:35 »
The Bloody Marauders Battalions TO&E is correct.

Vamp - you have my salvage wish list and the two purchase requests (standard & BM) after we get out Recon Raid funds.

The Kid - considering the offer to buy some of your salvage tonnage.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #28 on: 19 October 2015, 23:31:55 »
What do you guys use the dropbox for?  Also, what is the location on Terra?  The Alice Springs complex doesn't exactly exist anymore iirc right?  I'll amend the details into my post.

Kid uses it to send me his transcript posts so that I can copy and paste onto the contract transcript that I keep. Makes for less need to edit, and easier for me to add to the consolidated one so that I can submit quickly with little headache.

Well, what is stated in the BTM website still stands. While part of the operations has been shifted to Outreach, it is still considered a neutral zone where merc commands can transit, get contracts, buy hardware, recruit, train, etc.... unless I'm mistaken... again...  :-[

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #29 on: 20 October 2015, 00:30:43 »
Just to give you guys a head up that we SHOULD be getting some details of the contract soon. However, due to the problems over at the forums, we might not have the chance to get our funds, claim our salvage, and do any sort of purchases before we start the campaign proper. Still, IF we do, we can always backdate them, and throw in some flashbacks, even change those posts we already put up if necessary.

I also would like to have everyone know that I've started organizing what we've posted into chronological order in a contract transcript, as well recording WC. I've taken the liberty of adding your signatures at the end of each post. It doesn't bump the WC up much, but its at least something. Once I know the contract reference numbers and such, I'll add these to the start of each post as well.

This is how our WC is coming up as of Escudero's latest IC post.

Vampire: 5,375
Kid: 16,707
Escudero: 567
TOTAL WC: 22,649

Oh, Kid, you've dated your posts wrongly. The year should be '91, not 92. I've changed them in the transcript, but do change those in your posts.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #30 on: 20 October 2015, 02:35:13 »
Years changed. Damn that always gets me.

Well... that puts a spanner in the bloody works now doesnt it? Hmm...

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #31 on: 20 October 2015, 03:45:45 »
Years changed. Damn that always gets me.

Well... that puts a spanner in the bloody works now doesnt it? Hmm...

Not really. ULTRA officially revealed themselves as part of the FWL in early 3092. So our campaign will probably be one of the last, if not THE last that we'll be going up against them.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #32 on: 20 October 2015, 12:46:26 »
Proposed Offensive Campaign Contract details:

Registered Contract: LA-OC-0X-0X
Region: Lyran Alliance
System: Summer
Galactic Coordinates: X: -44.86 Y: 26.34
Days to Jump Point: 3 days
Planet: Summer
Primary Planetary Climate: Continental
Approximate Population: 894 Million People
Capital City: Curitiba
Contract Type: Offensive Campaign
Primary Operational Terrain: Sub-Tropics
Contract Duration: 4 Months (60 Days in REAL TIME) negotiable
Employer: Lyran Alliance
Employer Contact: Ambassador Damad Sandaker
Command Rights: Independent Command
Forces Recommended: A Battalion Strength Detachment
Supporting Forces: Iron Gauntlet
Enemy Forces: 71st ULTRA Dragoons, 133rd ULTRA Armored, 101st ULTRA RCT

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Destroy the ULTRA forces on Summer.
2) Secure the Starport..

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Capture the ULTRA Supply Depot.
2) Capture any ULTRA fortifications.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #33 on: 20 October 2015, 13:07:49 »
Are you the Ambassador Cricket? 

What is the strength of those Ultra forces in terms of regimens guys?
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #34 on: 20 October 2015, 13:11:35 »
Yes, I am the LA Ambassador.

The Deputy Director said to send him our salvage wish list and purchase requests.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #35 on: 20 October 2015, 13:27:43 »
The 71st ULTRA Dragoons is a reinforced company with 4 mech lances.

The 133rd ULTRA Armored is a reinforced company with 4 tank platoons.

The 101st ULTRA RCT is reduced regiment but with two reinforced battalions.  Each Battalion possessing a reinforced mech, armored, and infantry companies.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #36 on: 20 October 2015, 14:05:36 »
Cool, thank you.

So reading Vamp's post, if I understand correctly, there is an advanced force of the Black Stars, one of our sub-units perhaps, that is already on world and cooperating with the resistance/militia?

Let me know if that's accurate, and if so, when the rest of us arrive and what ship my Flight will travel on.  Thanks.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #37 on: 20 October 2015, 14:25:14 »
There's a sit rep buried in my last ic post.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #38 on: 20 October 2015, 20:18:05 »
Cricket: can you let us know how much cash we were paid, as well as salvage allocation? If you didn't have the time to work them out, I'll pull the transcript and manually count again.

What is the Iron Gauntlet?  A Warship?

Escudero: Kid's last IC post gives a good summary of what's happening on Summer. Essentially, a company of Mechs from the Bloody Marauders and a squad of infantry recon team from the Sharp Shooters had been inserted in for the main Recon Raid contract. The latter linked up with the remnants of Summer's Militia, a single Mech lance, and they are working with local resistance as well. Separately, these two forces have hit ULTRA outposts, depot's and had taken out their sup-capital weapons defence systems.

At the end of the main contract, the rest of the entire Bloody Marauders reinforced battalion jumped in and landed at the LZ prepared by their advanced team.

All ULTRA forces have been identified and tagged at around the capital city, which is the continent where the Marauders are, with a smaller presence with a smaller force on the northern polar continent where the Shooters Recon team is.

The rest of the Black Stars are gathering on Gacrux, a LA system 2 jumps away from Summer. Our plan is to jump in latest by end January 3092. There isn't much we can plan on now without more details on the contract, but I think we should focus our strength and kill off that RCT first. Once the main threat is down,  the two smaller garrison units should be easy pickings.

As for transport for your ASF, you can hitch a ride on the Event Horizon for now.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #39 on: 20 October 2015, 20:41:14 »
Excellent, thank you.  Will fill that in.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #40 on: 20 October 2015, 21:43:03 »
Here is how the Recon Raid breaks down with the 84,332 WC.

Funds
Contract Total = 101,198,400
Unit percentage = 10,119,840
Vampire = 47,111,760
The Kid = 20,050,200
WarClaw = 3,866,400
Cricket = 20,050,200

Salvage breakdown
Vampire = 132 tons
The Kid = 55 tons
Warclaw = 11 tons
Cricket = 55 tons

Cricket's salvage wish list (165 tons)
Marauder MAD-5D
Wolverine WVR-7M
Spector SPR-5F

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #41 on: 20 October 2015, 22:32:47 »
Let me know what system from we go into Gacrux and on what date, I'll edit them into that post I just put up (#2).
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #42 on: 20 October 2015, 22:59:16 »
Here is how the Recon Raid breaks down with the 84,332 WC.

Funds
Contract Total = 101,198,400
Unit percentage = 10,119,840
Vampire = 47,111,760
The Kid = 20,050,200
WarClaw = 3,866,400
Cricket = 20,050,200

Salvage breakdown
Vampire = 132 tons
The Kid = 55 tons
Warclaw = 11 tons
Cricket = 55 tons

Cricket's salvage wish list (165 tons)
Marauder MAD-5D
Wolverine WVR-7M
Spector SPR-5F

Thanks Cricket. However, do note that because your salvage tonnage is 55 tons, that MAD-5D isn't allowed unless you buy up salvage tonnage from WarClaw and/or Kid. Sorry, but rules are rules bro. On the other hand, if you DO buy salvage tonnage, you can ask for equipment of higher tonnage than that Wolverine and Spector. So... yeah?

Below is our updated bank accounts.

WarClaw - 155,088,783 c-bills
MariahSyn - 4,755,583 c-bills
Vampire - 188,450,417 c-bills
James Lockheart - 20,679,483 c-bills
Dee Jay Bishop (Aleksei) - 21,276,429 c-bills
Seraph - 87,612,861 c-bills
Cricket - 23,475,343 c-bills
Trythos - 3,651,840 c-bills
Shrike - 8,951,040 c-bills
Escudero - 2,136,960 c-bills
The Kid - 23,007,819 c-bills
Unit Coffers - 1,041,747,408 c-bills
TOTAL BLACK STARS CASH - 1,580,833,966 c-bills

For those entitled to salvage, let me know what you want, or if you intend to buy/sell your tonnage and price please.
As Cricket mentioned, I'll consolidate and email to Tim once I have things sorted out.

So far, I have purchase request from Kid and salvage wish list from Cricket.

Purchases:

Kid:
GLT-8D Guillotine
PTR-6T Penetrator
WHM-7A Warhammer
CTF-4L Cataphract


Salvage Wish List:

Cricket:
Marauder MAD-5D (to be confirmed/changed)
Wolverine WVR-7M
Spector SPR-5F
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #43 on: 20 October 2015, 23:07:37 »
Let me know what system from we go into Gacrux and on what date, I'll edit them into that post I just put up (#2).

Erm... this was posted by myself a couple of posts back for those catching up on the contract details..

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Terra, Aug-Sept 3091. All sub-units, including The Risen and Sharp Shooters were refitting and recruiting after Huanghuadian, less the Bloody Marauders. It was early to mid Sept '91 that the Risen detached from the main Collective to head towards New Mars.

Gacrux, from Nov 3091 onwards til present (Jan 3092). Except for a company from the Maruaders and a Recon squad from the Shooters, all participating sub-units were held on Gacrux while the former 2 detachments were sent in to carry recon raid on Summer.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #44 on: 21 October 2015, 00:07:54 »
Excellent. Well I'm selling all my salvage. Vamps and Cricket have both mentioned interest in buying so you 2 can come to an arrangement, or start making me offers :D

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #45 on: 21 October 2015, 00:42:36 »
I'll let Cricket have first options. Whatever is left, I'll buy.

By the way, anybody still able to access the Stars' OOC threads? Somehow, I lost all records of who still owes who cash and how much...
Hmm... maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that...  :D
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #46 on: 21 October 2015, 02:23:48 »
Well then Cricket, 55 tons at 100,000 per?

Extract from Bank Accounts Thread at Mercnet
Bank Account as of 13th September 2015

WarClaw - 151,222,383
MariahSyn - 4,755,583
Vampire - 141,338,657
James Lockheart - 20,679,483
Dee Jay Bishop (Aleksei) - 21,276,429
Seraph - 87,612,861
Cricket - 3,425,143 (owes WarClaw 18,000,000, owes Vampire 16,000,000)
Trythos - 3,651,840
Shrike - 8,951,040
Escudero - 2,136,960
The Kid - 2,957,619 (owes Vampire 5,000,000)

Unit Coffers - 1,031,627,568

TOTAL BLACK STARS COLLECTIVE FUNDS - 1,479,635,566 C-BILLS

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #47 on: 21 October 2015, 02:50:19 »
Thanks Kid.

Thus our current bank accounts stands as below:

BLACK STARS BANK ACCOUNTS AS OF 21/10/2015

WarClaw - 155,088,783 c-bills
MariahSyn - 4,755,583 c-bills
Vampire - 188,450,417 c-bills
James Lockheart - 20,679,483 c-bills
Dee Jay Bishop (Aleksei) - 21,276,429 c-bills
Seraph - 87,612,861 c-bills
Cricket - 23,475,343 c-bills (owes WarClaw 18,000,000, owes Vampire 16,000,000)
Trythos - 3,651,840 c-bills
Shrike - 8,951,040 c-bills
Escudero - 2,136,960 c-bills
The Kid - 23,007,819 c-bills (owes Vampire 5,000,000)
Unit Coffers - 1,041,747,408 c-bills
TOTAL BLACK STARS CASH - 1,580,833,966 c-bills

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #48 on: 21 October 2015, 12:40:12 »
Purchase 30 salvage tons from The Kid = 3,000,000 C-Bills.

Purchase the following from the Lyran Depots:
--- 4x Armodon APCs @ 25% discount = 1,869,000 C-Bills

Purchase from the Lyran Black Market:
--- 1x Stormcrow G = 10,547,158 C-Bills

Salvage (85 tons):
Marauder MAD-5D
Wolverine WVR-7M
Griffin GRF-6S
Phoenix Hawk PXH-6D
Mongoose MON-86

Account Balance = 8,059,185 C-Bills

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #49 on: 21 October 2015, 15:00:11 »
Ok great. Vamps that's 25 tons for you then?

Sorry, I'm still not overly familiar on the depot system. I notice I'm buying a Capellan Mech CTF-4L and a Fed Suns Mech GLT-8D, the 2 others being available in Lyran space per my checking. Would it be unavailable at the Lyran depot or do we not get a discount or is there a transportation charge? How does that work?

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #50 on: 21 October 2015, 18:28:34 »
Changed the date to 2 November.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #51 on: 21 October 2015, 22:54:43 »
My salvage list:

11 tons salvage
List: 33 Tons

Mountaineer Mountain Infantry  2 tons each  (4)    8 Tons
Special Forces Platoon   4 tons each  (2)                 8 Tons
HALO Paratroopers (Lyran)  2 tons each (4)           8 Tons
Foot Infantry Platoon Rifle (Sniper) 1 ton each (4)  4 tons
Field Medic Squad  1 ton each  (2)                           2 tons
SRM Foot Infantry Citizens Militia 3 tons each (1)  3 tons

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #52 on: 22 October 2015, 00:47:44 »
Ok great. Vamps that's 25 tons for you then?

Sorry, I'm still not overly familiar on the depot system. I notice I'm buying a Capellan Mech CTF-4L and a Fed Suns Mech GLT-8D, the 2 others being available in Lyran space per my checking. Would it be unavailable at the Lyran depot or do we not get a discount or is there a transportation charge? How does that work?

Sure, I'll pick up the balance for 2,500,000.

Yeah. Was going through them. Basically, we can't buy these from the Lyan Depot. We'll have to get it from Terra. There WILL be transportation charges for these, and usually insurance to ensure that things don't go missing. However, with our rep discount, it is a very small amount. The others we can simply say that we collect direct from a LA depot.

Whatever it is, the Stars always deal with purchases as an OOC matter. You can chose to RP whatever way you wish on how you got your shiny new toys.

My own salvage would thus be bumped up to 157 tons. Below is my wish list. I will forward the consolidated list to Tim later. In order not to make things messy, I'll email separately our purchase request AFTER we settle the issue of Kid's purchase request.... unless we're going ahead with it regardless of the extra charges?

Allocated tonnage 157 tons. Allowable Wish list 471 tons.
Vampire tank Foxtrot (50 tons)
4 x Vampire tank Prime (200 tons)
4 x Vampire tank Alpha (200 tons)
8 x Nighthawk Mk. XXI PA (L) (16 tons)
2 x Tornado PA (L) (4 tons)
TOTAL 470 tons.

Below is the adjusted bank accounts after sale of Kid's salvage tonnage to Cricket and myself.

BLACK STARS BANK ACCOUNTS AS OF 21/10/2015

WarClaw - 155,088,783 c-bills
MariahSyn - 4,755,583 c-bills
Vampire - 185,950,417 c-bills
James Lockheart - 20,679,483 c-bills
Dee Jay Bishop (Aleksei) - 21,276,429 c-bills
Seraph - 87,612,861 c-bills
Cricket - 20,475,343 c-bills (owes WarClaw 18,000,000, owes Vampire 16,000,000)
Trythos - 3,651,840 c-bills
Shrike - 8,951,040 c-bills
Escudero - 2,136,960 c-bills
The Kid - 28,507,819 c-bills (owes Vampire 5,000,000)
Unit Coffers - 1,041,747,408 c-bills
TOTAL BLACK STARS CASH - 1,580,833,966 c-bills

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #53 on: 22 October 2015, 01:08:01 »
Thanks for the explanation. Yes please go ahead with the purchase. I make it to be as follows with my copy of the database:

Penetrator PTR-6T - 7,929,250
Cataphract CTF-4L - 5,998,054
Warhammer WHM-7A - 7,175,134
Guillotine GLT-8D - 7,364,684

Edit: Sorry can I add 2 Foot Rifle Platoons?

Foot Rifle Platoon - 600,000
Foot Rifle Platoon - 600,000

Total: 29,667,122 before discount. After 25% discount, its 22,250,341. I expect my account to have surplus even after charges, if so please transfer the 5,000,000 loan repayment plus any interest due to yourself. Many thanks!
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #54 on: 22 October 2015, 02:49:21 »
Excellent!  O0

I've checked. Based on LA rep plus currency bonus, we get a 24% discount. Based on our overall rep discount, we can the max 25% discount from Terra. So... there isn't really that much of a difference.


So, this is what we have right now in terms of purchase list. I was thinking we might want to wait until our salvage is awarded so that we can do buying and selling at the same time... but than again, we might be starting our Summer sup-contract soon so we might as get on with things eh? Let me know if there's anything else you want.

Cricket: I need to know which variant(s) of the Armodon you're going for.

From the LA Depot World of :
Penetrator PTR-6T
Warhammer WHM-7A
Foot Rifle Platoon
Foot Rifle Platoon
4x Armodon APCs (Cricket: please specify the variant(s) please)

From Terra, to be shipped to Summer:
Cataphract CTF-4L
Guillotine GLT-8D
Black Star Troop Carrier

From LA Black Market:
Stormcrow G

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« Reply #55 on: 22 October 2015, 11:13:35 »
Vampire,

They are the Armodon Hover APC variant.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #56 on: 23 October 2015, 15:00:36 »
Should i go ahead and submit the supplemental contract as posted earlier?

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #57 on: 23 October 2015, 18:04:26 »
Yes please.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #58 on: 23 October 2015, 20:09:57 »
Just tried generating the contract on the Admistration Interface.  It will not let me log in.

I have the contract saved and will be sending it to the Deputy Director so he knows about it.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #59 on: 23 October 2015, 22:06:55 »
The Deputy might be able to generate it, check with him.
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« Reply #60 on: 23 October 2015, 22:23:37 »
Deputy Director has been informed and will get back to me.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #61 on: 25 October 2015, 11:38:40 »
At the risk of pre-empting the details of the contract, below are my rough plans for the upcoming sup-contract.

1) The Bloody Marauders have already landed, and identified the 101st as our main thread. Coordinates and defences at the Starport, supply depots, fortifications and outposts have been identified.

2) Main force arrives at Summer late Jan 3092. With LZ secured by the Marauders, and our main enemies located near the capital city, we land all our forces there, except for me dropping a company of mixed tanks and BA near to where the Summer Militia Lance and Shooters' Recon Alpha team is. The objective of the latter is to make sure that on one hand, none of those ULTRA forces on Aberdale can assist those on the main continent of Lestrade where the Capital is. Also, also to ensure that none of the 101st escape from the net we're gonna throw around them.

3) We land as planned against minimal resistance, since there was minimal ULTRA ASF presence and we have the Iron Gauntlet covering space and the skies.

4) We started to hit ULTRA positions, and wore down he 101st and what's left of the 133rd.

5) Meanwhile, on Aberdale, the Summer Militia and the company of Sharp Shooters continued to combat the 71st ULTRA Dragoons.

6) All 3 ULTRA units got reduced to below combat capable. We are about to wipe them all out, or offer them surrender when we receive news from Kaptain Damad Sandaker and his Iron Gauntlet from orbit - the ULTRA reinforcements have arrived. Details to be worked out, but I'm thinking of something substantial - a fleet anchored by one of those WarShips probably.

That's my rough idea for the contract story plotline. Details to be worked out and confirmed. As usual, I'm open to you guys having fun with the actual details.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #62 on: 25 October 2015, 20:20:57 »
Uh oh.  I guess when they show up its time to run away.
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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #63 on: 25 October 2015, 23:51:03 »
Sadly, we won't be keeping Summer as shown in the currently offered contract for the system UNDER THE FWL.

We can certainly kick all the butts we want, and evacuate as many civilians as we feasibly want to, but we will not get to return Summer to the LA. However, there WILL be those willing to stay behind and make things difficult for the new landlord.

http://www.battletech-mercenaries.com/contracts/contract.php?LA-RD-10-01

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #64 on: 26 October 2015, 06:08:22 »
Just got this email. Tried it. And it bloody hell worked!
We're back in business!

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Hi everyone,

 

Long time no see.

 

First, my apologies to the Staff for reactivating my account without prior discussions, but i've been in contact with the board/domain owner and i got his approval to try and take a stab at the community's current predicament.

 

I have tested the issue on a local server using backups and i believe i may have found our problem and fixed it. For those who are interested in a more technical explanation - it had to do with the authentication method which was based on an external database through a service provided by IPB (Converge); service which has recently been retired in favor of a newer version available from IPB v4 and above.

 

I have switched the forum back to a regular/normal authentication method and both my former accounts have managed to log in.

Please let your people know that they should try again - in case you're still experiencing issues i would suggest clearing of cache, cookies and other temp internet files.

 

Also don't hesitate to email/pm any of the Staff members or myself in case you still cannot log in.

Note: will try to also send a community wide email.

and now, back to my slumber :)

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #65 on: 26 October 2015, 06:43:09 »
Worked for me too!

Okay let's shut this down and push it all back to Mercnet?

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #66 on: 26 October 2015, 14:32:10 »
I am back up and capable on the BTM Forum.

The Supplemental contract has been submitted and awaiting for approval.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #67 on: 26 October 2015, 21:03:18 »
Worked for me too!

Okay let's shut this down and push it all back to Mercnet?

On it. Give me a day or so. This will continue to be our backup though.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #68 on: 07 May 2016, 13:06:28 »
Supplemental contract has been submitted.  Length of contract is 4 months (60 days real time).

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #69 on: 10 May 2016, 02:25:32 »
Might want to wait a little while when a couple more of our people comes back, or response. I know I have you and The Kid. Not sure what's happening with the others though. It is gonna be a battalion or regiment type contract?

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #70 on: 03 July 2016, 13:38:19 »
For those not in the know for any reason, a new forum has been set up as the position of the old one has been determined to be untenable. Those of you yet to receive email notification can PM me here for the link.

For those loyal Black Stars supporters, this is your chance to start a new adventure with us! As is above, PM me if you're interested and we'll talk.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #71 on: 10 December 2016, 02:28:40 »
Quite a bit has happened to the Black Stars over the past recent months, some matters coinciding with the crash of the forums, some due to real life problems many of us face in the current global economic uncertainty.

OOC-ly, we've had several key members applying for LOA with the recent difficulties. These have been the core of the Stars for years, and I'm hoping they'll make a return soon.

IC-ly, the Stars have finally been awarded our first landhold. Unlike most other units who usually gets a border world, we volunteered to explore and conquer the long lost former RWR system of Erdvynn instead.

At this moment, the IS is just settling down after a new faction that waa sponsored by the FWL carved out a swath of territory stretching from the LA through (and includin) Terra, to the border shared by the DC and FS. Nations are still counter attacking, but new dark clouds are already forming. Rumour has it that the Ghost Bears and Snow Ravens have finally realised that their most direct line of comms is a straight line, and that line slices right through the Draconis Combine...

With jobs aplenty and history to be written by the victors, the Black Stars are looking to hire. The Collective takes in highly decorated former ComGuards Generals as well as the lowest scum. we only ask for one thing in return - loyalty to the Black Star family.

Contact myself through PM if you are interested and we'll see what arrangents we can make.

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Re: Black Stars Mercenary Collective (AU) OOC Thread
« Reply #72 on: 13 March 2017, 08:29:13 »
Well, we've officially taken the Erdvynn systems for our own and the LA has declared it ours to keep.

Several new story arcs are being laid out for us to pick up, with it NOT being restricted to contracts with the Lyrans only. Of course, we won't be going up against our employers, but there are plenty of options out there.

The Black Stars Mercenary Collective hereby extends an invitation to one and all who are interested in literally writing history to sign up with us. We are rather liberal in our recruitment policies, with members' background ranging from disgraced Clanners to former Word of Blake soldiers.

Drop me a PM if you are interested to find out more.

Destiny awaits!