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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #30 on: 22 November 2019, 21:51:29 »
Still no clan fan here, but that's some nice writing, Marauder!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #31 on: 26 November 2019, 20:41:57 »
Bump @ wrk...

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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #32 on: 04 December 2019, 11:08:55 »
Just a wee update on this. The final version should be coming out hopefully by the end of this week. Just waiting on one picture now. There's been a few additions to it as well in terms of units so folks might like that as well :)
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #33 on: 04 December 2019, 13:53:39 »
Final version? You mean there's another version of this coming out I thought you already did this?
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #34 on: 04 December 2019, 15:33:11 »
Final version? You mean there's another version of this coming out I thought you already did this?

There's a final iteration coming soon(tm), this one fixes some errors in the original one and adds units and a bit more art and  will link when its done :)
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #35 on: 04 December 2019, 22:59:56 »
And here I've been ignoring typos - ah, well.

So, a couple questions - how close to canon did you stay?  Tukayyid happened, how about TF: Serpent, VSD and the refusal Trials, and...  ProtoMechs?

There should be a ProtoMech, Marauder.  Perhaps a Svartalfa - the chemical lasers and LRM-15s are a nice tie-in.
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #36 on: 05 December 2019, 00:18:59 »
And here I've been ignoring typos - ah, well.

So, a couple questions - how close to canon did you stay?  Tukayyid happened, how about TF: Serpent, VSD and the refusal Trials, and...  ProtoMechs?

There should be a ProtoMech, Marauder.  Perhaps a Svartalfa - the chemical lasers and LRM-15s are a nice tie-in.


Funny you should mention that because I wrote this a few months back as something perhaps for a small TRO Suppliment that may or may not happen, or it was just to satisfy my muse.

The Clan Homeworlds. Deep Periphery - 3060


The bridge of the Invisible Truth was a scene of organised chaos as the Cameron class Battlecruiser went to battle stations. Orders were shouted out, commands relayed into microphones and across the ship, men and women ran to their action stations as weapons were armed and fighters hurriedly fuelled.

“Report.”
“Sir, we’re reading four DropShips heading towards us, two Overlord C’s, one Union C and a Behemoth transport. Squarking IDs as the CBS Slake, CBS Hunger, CBS Star of Serrah and CBS Universal Conveyor. Three Stars of fighters are flying cap.”

Precentor Alain Beresick nodded, glancing at the 3D holo-display. The four Clan Burrock DropShips were in a loose formation with their fighters covering their rear. Tactical was already plotting their course away from his ships, they were heading for the planet, utterly ignoring the Star League ships it seemed. Their JumpShip, a Liberty Class ship was trying to hotload her jump drive, on the Invisible Truth’s sensors, her reactor blazed like a star.

“Status change! We are detecting pre-emergence neutrino’s!” When a ship jumped from system to system, there was always a surge of neutrino’s before it arrived in system. But the neutrino count was high. Very high.
“How long until emergence?”
“Estimating 30 seconds Sir!”

The sensors were off by five seconds as five ships blinked into existence in a surge of radiation and Precentor Beresick’s eyes bulged as he saw the IFF’s flash up on the display.

“Holy Blake…”
“Stow that! I want ID’s now!”
“A-aye Sir! Reading CDS Terror of the Deep, CSV Anaconda, CCS Brimstone, CCS Nebulous and CSR Mountbatten.”
‘Two battleships and three escorts from three different Clans, what in Blakes name is going on here?’ Beresick wondered, the thought that the Clans had united to attack the Second Star League forces of Task Force Serpent being foremost in his mind. He had his battlecruiser, the DanteNarbone and a Combine Kirishima class cruiser the Takashi but that wasn’t enough to face down a Nightlord AND a Texas class, let alone their escorts.

“Energy spike! The Terror of the Deep is firing!”
“All hands brace for impact!”
But the Nightlord class battleship wasn’t shooting at them. Her lasers ripped into the Burrock’s JumpShip, cutting her in half with casual ease.
“Status change! Clan ships are launching fighters.”
“How many?”
“All of them Sir!”
“CAG?”

The CAG or ‘Commander Aerospace Group looked up from her station “Sir, we’re launching the ready birds, the rest will be away in two minutes. Other ships are launching fighters and our DropShips are away.”

The Clan ships were firing their engines, forming up into a broad echelon, DropShips and fighters hurtling ahead.

“Sir! We are being hailed!”
“Who by?”
“The Burrocks Sir.”
“Put it on speaker now!”

There was a hiss before a voice came through, a woman’s voice “.peat this is the CBS Universal Conveyor hailing the Star League ships, come in please!”
“Universal Conveyor I am Precentor Alain Beresick  we can hear you. State your intention.”
On the sensor screen he could see the big transport DropShip was falling behind the others,  unable to maintain the thrust of the Overlords or Union.

“We..we request sanctuary. We are carrying Lower Caste personnel, three thousand five hundred civilians and we request SafCon and offer ourselves to you in a Trial of Possession.”
“What’s going on explain now!”
“The other Cla….”
The transmission terminated in a howl of static as the Behemoth was jammed and a new voice cut across the frequency.

“Inner Sphere Forces. This is Star Admiral Victoria Crow of Clan Snow Raven and commander of the CSR Mountbatten. Our fight is not with you. Our fight is with the Dezgra Burrocks. Aid them and we will Annihilate you as well. If you send your fighters towards the Burrock ships, we will take that as a hostile act and we will destroy you. Your fight is with the Smoke Jaguars and I do not care what you do to them. But, aid the Burrocks and we will destroy you. Mountbatten, out.”

The comms went dead and Beresick’s mind spun. They’d heard the Clans were fighting, it was one of the big driver’s behind Operation Bulldog and Taskforce Serpent, to take advantage of the Clans and strike at the Smoke Jaguars whilst they were at their weakest. But now? He had no clue of what was going on. The sensors showed the fighters of both sides merging, little flashes on the holo-display indicating fighters destroyed, lives lost. The Universal Conveyor was still broadcasting, still trying to get support, aid, anything despite being jammed. She was still calling for help as a barrage of lasers from the Clan WarShips tore her apart.

“All ships..all fighters..maintain battle stations..and escort formation. Do not engage any Clan craft unless they fire upon you or are Smoke Jaguars.”Beresick could only look on, along with the bridge as the Burrock DropShips were destroyed, one after the other and as the Clan WarShips jumped away, the Precentor could only wonder what madness had possessed the Clans to so casually slaughter civilians.



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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #37 on: 05 December 2019, 00:37:50 »
Now you just need someone from the " Blood " do something....

Also, you do realize that the clan Gauss SMG does .45 in classic TW, not .35 as you have it.

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Edit: Then I realize it has a shorter range... classic goes range 1 ( or 3 hexes ) yours goes only range 0 ( or same hex ).

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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #38 on: 08 December 2019, 01:09:19 »
Good news!

The final bit of art is now complete and has been added, and this update of the book is on the main link. It also includes more art, more units, more background.

So have a look and let me know what you think!
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #39 on: 08 December 2019, 08:48:41 »
I've revised the article containing TRO: Project Zhukov, with the bonus section added and updated the links on the Battletech Fanon wiki.
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #40 on: 10 December 2019, 10:53:23 »

Funny you should mention that because I wrote this a few months back as something perhaps for a small TRO Suppliment that may or may not happen, or it was just to satisfy my muse.

The Clan Homeworlds. Deep Periphery - 3060


The bridge of the Invisible Truth was a scene of organised chaos as the Cameron class Battlecruiser went to battle stations. Orders were shouted out, commands relayed into microphones and across the ship, men and women ran to their action stations as weapons were armed and fighters hurriedly fuelled.

“Report.”
“Sir, we’re reading four DropShips heading towards us, two Overlord C’s, one Union C and a Behemoth transport. Squarking IDs as the CBS Slake, CBS Hunger, CBS Star of Serrah and CBS Universal Conveyor. Three Stars of fighters are flying cap.”

Precentor Alain Beresick nodded, glancing at the 3D holo-display. The four Clan Burrock DropShips were in a loose formation with their fighters covering their rear. Tactical was already plotting their course away from his ships, they were heading for the planet, utterly ignoring the Star League ships it seemed. Their JumpShip, a Liberty Class ship was trying to hotload her jump drive, on the Invisible Truth’s sensors, her reactor blazed like a star.

“Status change! We are detecting pre-emergence neutrino’s!” When a ship jumped from system to system, there was always a surge of neutrino’s before it arrived in system. But the neutrino count was high. Very high.
“How long until emergence?”
“Estimating 30 seconds Sir!”

The sensors were off by five seconds as five ships blinked into existence in a surge of radiation and Precentor Beresick’s eyes bulged as he saw the IFF’s flash up on the display.

“Holy Blake…”
“Stow that! I want ID’s now!”
“A-aye Sir! Reading CDS Terror of the Deep, CSV Anaconda, CCS Brimstone, CCS Nebulous and CSR Mountbatten.”
‘Two battleships and three escorts from three different Clans, what in Blakes name is going on here?’ Beresick wondered, the thought that the Clans had united to attack the Second Star League forces of Task Force Serpent being foremost in his mind. He had his battlecruiser, the DanteNarbone and a Combine Kirishima class cruiser the Takashi but that wasn’t enough to face down a Nightlord AND a Texas class, let alone their escorts.

“Energy spike! The Terror of the Deep is firing!”
“All hands brace for impact!”
But the Nightlord class battleship wasn’t shooting at them. Her lasers ripped into the Burrock’s JumpShip, cutting her in half with casual ease.
“Status change! Clan ships are launching fighters.”
“How many?”
“All of them Sir!”
“CAG?”

The CAG or ‘Commander Aerospace Group looked up from her station “Sir, we’re launching the ready birds, the rest will be away in two minutes. Other ships are launching fighters and our DropShips are away.”

The Clan ships were firing their engines, forming up into a broad echelon, DropShips and fighters hurtling ahead.

“Sir! We are being hailed!”
“Who by?”
“The Burrocks Sir.”
“Put it on speaker now!”

There was a hiss before a voice came through, a woman’s voice “.peat this is the CBS Universal Conveyor hailing the Star League ships, come in please!”
“Universal Conveyor I am Precentor Alain Beresick  we can hear you. State your intention.”
On the sensor screen he could see the big transport DropShip was falling behind the others,  unable to maintain the thrust of the Overlords or Union.

“We..we request sanctuary. We are carrying Lower Caste personnel, three thousand five hundred civilians and we request SafCon and offer ourselves to you in a Trial of Possession.”
“What’s going on explain now!”
“The other Cla….”
The transmission terminated in a howl of static as the Behemoth was jammed and a new voice cut across the frequency.

“Inner Sphere Forces. This is Star Admiral Victoria Crow of Clan Snow Raven and commander of the CSR Mountbatten. Our fight is not with you. Our fight is with the Dezgra Burrocks. Aid them and we will Annihilate you as well. If you send your fighters towards the Burrock ships, we will take that as a hostile act and we will destroy you. Your fight is with the Smoke Jaguars and I do not care what you do to them. But, aid the Burrocks and we will destroy you. Mountbatten, out.”

The comms went dead and Beresick’s mind spun. They’d heard the Clans were fighting, it was one of the big driver’s behind Operation Bulldog and Taskforce Serpent, to take advantage of the Clans and strike at the Smoke Jaguars whilst they were at their weakest. But now? He had no clue of what was going on. The sensors showed the fighters of both sides merging, little flashes on the holo-display indicating fighters destroyed, lives lost. The Universal Conveyor was still broadcasting, still trying to get support, aid, anything despite being jammed. She was still calling for help as a barrage of lasers from the Clan WarShips tore her apart.

“All ships..all fighters..maintain battle stations..and escort formation. Do not engage any Clan craft unless they fire upon you or are Smoke Jaguars.”Beresick could only look on, along with the bridge as the Burrock DropShips were destroyed, one after the other and as the Clan WarShips jumped away, the Precentor could only wonder what madness had possessed the Clans to so casually slaughter civilians.

So, what happens if this Precentor says 'no, Genocide is Genocide, it's BAD, FIGHT ME AND THE ENTIRE INNER SPHERE.'  Because I am LITERALLY SHAKING with rage as I type this, holy shit, my triggers are OBVIOUS, aren't they? But still, this is not the work of a grey on grey setting, mmmkay?   Once you start slaughtering people wholesale, no matter what you call it, you're a bad guy and HOOO BOY you had better be prepared for the feces-storm you are about to eat. 

Because if I was in control of a fighter or a dropship in this fleet?  Damn your orders Precentor.  Attack those warships.  No matter the odds. 
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #41 on: 10 December 2019, 11:07:15 »
Serpent/Bulldog worked because the other Clans viewed it purely as a matter for the Smoke Jags to stand or fall and deal with on their own. Interfering with an Annihilation would get them all gunning for you and Serpent and Bulldog would die. The Clans and their utterly stupid honour system and the like held them back from helping the Jaguars. Which in turn helped lead onto the Great Refusal and the War of Reaving that happened after as the Clans, collectively went nuts in the Homeworlds. And if Bulldog and Serpent dies along with many famous people and equally famous regiments, destroying the main striking power of the 2nd SLDF, the Clans could come back, and then there's the Jihad to consider. And then god knows what happens. But i'm honestly glad it got that kind of visceral reaction from ya :D
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #42 on: 10 December 2019, 12:39:27 »
Well I for one would stop and gather anything useful, as I "just" so happen to be in the neighborhood...

And if challenged, I can declare it's "space debris" in context, and I'm duty bound to aid any survivors... If any are found and to return them to "proper" authorities.

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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #43 on: 10 December 2019, 19:34:25 »
Serpent/Bulldog worked because the other Clans viewed it purely as a matter for the Smoke Jags to stand or fall and deal with on their own. Interfering with an Annihilation would get them all gunning for you and Serpent and Bulldog would die. The Clans and their utterly stupid honour system and the like held them back from helping the Jaguars. Which in turn helped lead onto the Great Refusal and the War of Reaving that happened after as the Clans, collectively went nuts in the Homeworlds. And if Bulldog and Serpent dies along with many famous people and equally famous regiments, destroying the main striking power of the 2nd SLDF, the Clans could come back, and then there's the Jihad to consider. And then god knows what happens. But i'm honestly glad it got that kind of visceral reaction from ya :D
Clan Honor what an interesting and very multifaceted subject.

But yes watching the other clans team up to take down civilians of one of their own "Brothers" in that way, hard to hold back, but if you do your dammed by the firepower available hostile and well, no way to get friendly aid fast.
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #44 on: 11 December 2019, 03:27:38 »
what do you folks think of the TRO by the way :)
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #45 on: 11 December 2019, 23:19:07 »
Magnificent work, again, Marauder.  Dang you.  My kids have taken turns with the flu, puking all over themselves and their beds, and my wife can't handle it.  So, the day after, I get to hold them up in the show and wash the chunks off so they don't get caught in the washer.

Honestly, I get more writing and volunteer work done at work than at home.

BUT! - Where's my Svartalfa?
...Visit the Legacy Cluster...
The New Clans:Volume One
Clan Devil Wasp * Clan Carnoraptor * Clan Frost Ape * Clan Surf Dragon * Clan Tundra Leopard
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Re: Fan XTRO - Project Zhukov.
« Reply #46 on: 12 December 2019, 10:36:28 »
Magnificent work, again, Marauder.  Dang you.  My kids have taken turns with the flu, puking all over themselves and their beds, and my wife can't handle it.  So, the day after, I get to hold them up in the show and wash the chunks off so they don't get caught in the washer.

Honestly, I get more writing and volunteer work done at work than at home.

BUT! - Where's my Svartalfa?

LOL, makes me thankful that I just have cats--hairballs