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Just assembled the Eris, I like it.  I really want to replace the claw fist with an actual fist though.
Fan Fiction / Re: "Steal, buy, or Build?" (a Ngoverse piece.)
« Last post by Cannonshop on Today at 23:35:47 »
In a sense, everyone is on the learning curve...

...which should be more surprising than it is.

The Jade Falcon warship group was sticking firmly to SLDF doctrine, the escorts covering their larger, major firepower cruisers, fighter screens were actually well laid out and running a rational cycle, maintaining an englobing formation, protecting the ground forces dropships as they burned into the system at one gee, the rational way you do it, as if someone actually opened their SLDF Naval manuals and read them for context.

NOT normal.  Nicole Minh chewed her lip, watching the enemy doing the intelligent thing, instead of what she'd been seeing since her first tour commanding a Cutter on interdiction duty.

"Someone's advising them." she decided.


"I said, someone is advising them.  We hit how many convoys of Steel Vipers last year?  and we were chewing the dogsnot out of their convoys from their homeworlds too, these guys, the Wolves...diamond sharks?  so someone on the other side got serious."

Her Patrol was supposed to be in Kowloon space on a stand-down and cadre cycle, training the next crews for the next sortie and doing light defensive operations with plenty of off-time for rest and refit.

NOT having to try to run a guerilla campaign while maintaining a sort-of fleet-in-being in the system against an enemy that had suddenly decided to be competent.

"Mum, incoming from Squadron lead."

"read it." she said.

"Patrols Two and Three to withdraw to Snark orbit, Break.
Patrols one and Squadron one-three Patrol One are to withdraw to secure position Boojum/spider Moon L1, Break.
Orders direct from Planetary Assembly, Break.
Vote Two Fifty Nine to One Ninety one, ten abstain, Break.
Orders from Duchess:

Stand By forces, avoid contact with Jade Falcon Naval Units until reinforcements arrive, Break.
We're Playing this by Rules. Break
Signature Duchess Ngo, Elizabeth Anne, Message End."

"She's telling us not to attack?" Seether was astonished.

"No, she's telling us to hold back because we can't win with what we've got, and she can't afford to lose us." Nicole speculated, "Also, there seems to be an issue with the civil government."

"Shit...your orders mum?"

"We follow orders." Nicole said seriously, "All hands, all hands, stand by for Local Jump transit, all crew to secure stations, CAG, get my birds secured in their slips."

"Ayeh mum."

Nicole glanced at her XO.  "I think I have an inkling what she's up to.  That formation is textbook SLDF, it's optimized to repel missile based nuclear attack, and it's likely they have also recovered the concept of bracket fire against fighter squadrons.  Her Grace must have a plan to neutralize that, or at least make it less comfortable, but she wants a hole we follow orders until she's not giving the orders, or until we have enough forces to actually manage a wall of battle scenario with some means of surviving."

"Hope you're right and this isn't just bad strategy folding the sail in." Seether observed.

show confidence to your subordinates, it's the most important job an officer has.

"Relax xo, mi pensa mi keng keting im's doing unte im's da semówt plan." she said it in Sol-Belta dialect. "You Sabby?"

"mi Sabby." Seether nodded, "All stations report secured, smallcraft locked down, fighters locked down."

Nicole finished the drive equations and picked her point.  "Standby for jump in ten minutes, forty seconds."

On the telescopic, a group of Omnifighters began a breaking off and started an interception run as detectors on the other end picked up the drive plume from their cutter, the black sails reefed, it was visible.

"Enemy interception in eleven mikes." Seether noted, "they're not gonna be happy."

"Their loss." Nicole stated.

The enemy fighters were burning for all they were worth...throwing fuel out the back end to make an intercept they would be denied.

"they're going to need refuel when they get here at that burn rate." Seether idly commented.

"I'm sure someone on the other side thought of that...keep an eye on them, Seether, they might have another surprise for us."

"Ayeh Mum."

The first pinprick hits were registering right as Nicole hit the switch.

MWO's problem is not modeling or animation, its netcode. Even with Host State Rewind to try and balance wild variations in ping, odds of actually hitting with a hatchet let alone having the visual line up is slim. MW5 being largely a solo game doesn't have to worry about that.

Now that is making me wonder, I haven't play co-op since before melee was introduced, I wonder how it ends up working out...
Funny thing. I don't really play (Unless Instant Action game) unless I'm playing with my friends once in while. It's game to share/play with.  Mods make it more playable.
Fan Art / Re: That's not a cannon. THIS is a cannon!
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 23:00:36 »
Ah, makes sense!  :thumbsup:
Aerospace / Re: Scout-class Primitive Warship
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 22:59:51 »
That MIGHT be enough....  ^-^
Off Topic / Re: Squad LMG?
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 22:58:27 »
Heh... the cadre were more like "It snows here??"  ;D
Non-Canon Units / Re: Wieczorek's Archers mercenary unit
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 22:57:39 »
Works for me then!  :thumbsup:
Off Topic / Re: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer
« Last post by Wrangler on Today at 22:55:29 »
MoneyLovinOgre4Hire & ActionButler was my inspiration.

I'm getting a bit nervous about Poland's ability to integrate and maintain that much new kit all at once. That's a lot of up-front cost, but that's also a lot of ongoing costs too. I assume part of all the joint manufacturing agreements is so that they can offer the Polish-produced licensed products to other countries that want to modernize without going to one of the traditional W. Euro conglomerates.
their modernized T72's, the PT-91 Twardy, would probably be very popular with former users of russian equipment. it has the electronics and modernized protection systems from NATO built tanks, but on a chassis that is closer to the former soviet gear a lot of nations found themselves with. they've already sold them to three other nations (malaysia, Georgia, and India), if they bring South Korea in to help revist the PT-97 Gepard (the next gen of the PT-91), the result might see a lot of sales.
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