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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #120 on: 11 March 2022, 03:03:23 »
My opponent's game wrapped early tonight, so we got in another turn on this game that went surprisingly well for the Capellans.





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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #121 on: 18 March 2022, 02:11:03 »
Another very bloody session, with the Capellan artillery finally coming into play.

On the western flank, Warrior House maneuver elements finally dive into the fray.



In the center, a Chasseurs striker lance tries to force the pass only to be cut down by heavy fire from a half-dozen Bulwarks.



The eastern flank has nearly been turned, with the Capellans absolutely cutting the Taurians there to pieces before their ambushing compatriots can even catch up to pin them.


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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #122 on: 27 March 2022, 00:42:21 »
The Taurians haven't been routed yet, but the Capellans are well on their way to victory.







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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #123 on: 03 April 2022, 02:06:04 »
CASTLING SHORT

Mouth of the Bronze Combe
Laconis, Victoria Commonality
Capellan Confederation
12 August 3145


As Lien-zhang Luschik led a Warrior House battalion in the hard-fought battle to finish off Clean Kill, a similar sortie by the Taurians aimed to turn the conflict in their favor. A Red Chasseurs mixed contingent commanded by the regiment's finest MechWarrior, Brigadier Dorian Minor, marched toward the area marked by their Valkyrie scout lance three days prior. Knowing that the Warrior House was assembling the bulk of its forces at the mouth of the long, narrow mountain pass that led down from their alpine garrison, they aimed to smash their vanguard and bottle up the remaining Capellans. Thus contained, they could then be defeated in detail.

Brigadier Minor, unfortunately, had sorely underestimated the extent of the Capellan defenses at the assembly point. Anticipating this move from the Taurians ever since their concealed commandos had spotted the Valkyries locating the site, the Warrior House dragged gun trailers loaded with artillery, long-range missiles and defensive autocannons into position while digging in two lances of their finest heavy and assault 'Mechs at the crest of the hill leading up to the pass (including Shiao-zhang Damien Liu's Tian-zong). Nestled in the cliffs on the wings were four more lances of swifter, lighter 'Mechs. Waiting patiently until the Taurians assembled to launch their attack, they ruthlessly cut down the first lance to try to force the pass, while the flanking lances dove down from the cliffs and engaged. The two sides tore into each other. Once committed, the signal was given, and from the depths of the glacial lake to the east, another company of BattleMechs rose. Salvaged from the Oriente Hussars during the campaign on Carbonis and piloted by the most talented of the Warrior House's aspirants, they crashed into the backside of the Chasseurs line.

The result was instant chaos. The confident Chasseurs' morale plummeted as Brigadier Minor's command lance was caught in the ambush and cut to pieces. His Vulture Mk IV was the last to fall, still spitting lasers and missiles as it toppled. Their heaviest 'Mechs falling left and right to artillery fire from the gun trailers, the remaining Taurians fell back through the bosque to the west, the entire detachment reduced to four ragged BattleMechs, a Cyrano gunship and a barely-intact Gabriel hovertank. The counterthrust had been utterly shattered. Warrior House Ma-Tsu Kai had seized the initiative, and now, Shiao-zhang Liu intended to throttle it.


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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #124 on: 03 April 2022, 02:06:29 »















« Last Edit: 03 April 2022, 02:18:48 by Kojak »


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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #125 on: 15 April 2022, 02:20:52 »
Tonight we finally commenced the climactic battle of the Laconis campaign, and it's a doozy. Here's a taste.



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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #126 on: 15 April 2022, 02:27:30 »
Oh, wow, I just discovered that apparently MegaMek can now do this:



That's...kind of a game changer, to be honest. Expect this sort of output from here on out.


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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #127 on: 15 April 2022, 13:29:29 »
What size is that map?

That's awesome!

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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #128 on: 15 April 2022, 21:31:36 »
It's 64x68, so pretty decently sized. There are over a hundred units on the field, so it needs to be.


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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #129 on: 29 April 2022, 01:19:58 »
Another session wrapped tonight, with the two sides slowly grinding each other down, mostly to Capellan benefit.



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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #130 on: 06 May 2022, 02:05:51 »
Another evening where my opponent's game wrapped early, so we got an hour in on this, completing an entire movement phase thereby.

« Last Edit: 06 May 2022, 02:09:27 by Kojak »


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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #131 on: 21 May 2022, 23:38:12 »
Thursday night's game took us through Turn 12, and both sides spent the evening battering the hell out of each other.



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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #132 on: 17 June 2022, 02:06:58 »
Managed to get another turn in this evening.



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Re: House Ma-Tsu Kai (3145)
« Reply #133 on: 15 July 2022, 02:07:34 »
The latest session left off late in Turn 15's movement phase, with several tough decisions for me to make at the start of next session.



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