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Rulebook Heavily
Sep 18, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


First Officer Loricatus of the vessel 'And You Can Take That To The Bank' was not often discomfited, but today he could not restrain himself. He disengaged himself from the skull-jack ports of the first officer's chair and ascended the steps to the Captain's throne. The Warp-shielding and blast doors were down, but through the cathedral-ports of the heavily modified Imperial vessel he could still glimpse the insane flux of colors and shapes that was the Immaterium. He could not look into it for long, but from the Captain's throne there was an all-round vista of the spectacle when the vessel was in warp.

When he had ascended the entire way he looked up and saluted smartly as was his old custom. He was an Imperial fleet veteran, discharged but not disgraced, and showed it in his bearing even when other crewmembers did not. He waited for the Rogue Trader to acknowledge him, a process which could take several minutes as the Trader retreated from his internal musings, the sights before him or whatever amusement trinket he had picked up this time. Rogue Trader Dunning Krugerrand withdrew from the warp-spectacle slowly, refocusing his eyes on his first officer.

"Report."

Loricatus tensed.

"Sir," he began, almost halting in his objection. "There is one detail I would like to draw your attention to."

"Go ahead."

In lieu of words, Loricatus made a gesture with his hand which summoned a servo-skull from one of the hundreds of recesses hidden around the vast command chamber. It floated towards the officer, who muttered a small prayer of data invocation. The skull's display-eye lit up and displayed a holopic rendition of the ship's outer hull and what was written on it.

code:
+++++++++++++++++++++++
+ ROUGE TRADER VESSEL +
+++++++++++++++++++++++
"Sir. I believe the spelling of this to be incorrect."

Dunning Krugerrand looked at the image with lidded eyes, then dismissed it with a wave of his hand. The skull obediently floated away. Looking directly into the eyes of his first officer, the Rogue Trader - a veteran of a hundred years of cut-throat business among the stars - reached inside his coat and withdrew a small case. It opened in his hand with a small click. With his other hand, he dipped his finger inside. Loricatus stared in fascination as the hand withdrew covered in pink dust. Carefully and deliberately, Captain Krugerrand applied the dust to his cheeks in a manner reminiscent to the old Imperial officer's eyes of the Catachan jungle warriors' war paint. He then closed the small case with a click carrying the weight of finality.

"Any questions, Number One?"

"N... No, my Lord."

"Please, Number One. Just call me Captain. Dismissed."

As Loricatus descended from the throne, he could hear the tell-tale sign of an internal ship communication from the Engine room to the captain, and something that sounded suspiciously like "Oook."

Nice spelling error on the map

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thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


quote:

<Dopethrone> gonna get more escorts i think
<Dopethrone> .roll 1d6
<skybot> Dopethrone: 3 (1d6=3)
<Dopethrone> yay

Adding 3 Nova Class Frigates to Damnation and 1 Hunter Class Destroyer each to Tempestus and Inviolate.

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



quote:

<FireSight> .roll 1d5 ship that gets a refit
<skybot> FireSight: 5 (1d5=5)
<FireSight> devastation cruiser it is
<FireSight> .roll 1d6 refit
<skybot> FireSight: refit: 3 (1d6=3)
<skybot> FireSight: type of refit: 4 (1d6=4)
<FireSight> .roll 1d6 engine refit
<skybot> FireSight: engine refit: 5 (1d6=5)

+5cm movement on one of my carriers. Whee fast fleet.

Rulebook Heavily
Sep 18, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Appeal roll: Reinforcements.

quote:

<YulebookHeavily> I'ma get more escorts if I can
<YulebookHeavily> .roll 1d6 appeals
<@skybot> YulebookHeavily: appeals: 4 (1d6=4)

Adding 1 Xenos Escort 'Puncassar' to Bear Squadron, two Escort Carriers 'Exchange Rate' and 'Forget I Asked, Sir' to Flying Ligers Squadron, and Armed Freighter 'Adamant Entertainment' to Escort Squadron Cargo Haulers. Last escort doesn't go anywhere I guess?

Rulebook Heavily fucked around with this message at Dec 10, 2014 around 05:52

ElBrak
Aug 24, 2004

"Muerte, buen compinche. Muerte."

Appeal roll: refit

code:
<ElBrak> .roll 1d6
<@skybot> ElBrak: 2 (1d6=2)
<ElBrak> i am gonna do a refit on the Terror ship Fist of Gork
<ElBrak> .roll 1d6
<@skybot> ElBrak: 5 (1d6=5)
<ElBrak> weapons refit
<ElBrak> .roll 1d6
<@skybot> ElBrak: 6 (1d6=6)
<ElBrak> more dakka
<ElBrak> turrets +1 

thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


Alert! Incoming Ships! Augers Identify Targets As Xenos Designate: Tau Empire

Commander Lamarr nearly spat out her freshly chewed mouthful of ploin as the alert servitors began blaring the alarm.

The Tau, here? Now? This was just supposed to be a shakedown cruise, to help restore fleet morale and get some experience fore the new hands on board Manifest Destiny! The bulk of her fleet was still tied up to the planet taking on supplies! She wished fervently she was back on the bridge of Grace of the Emperor, but that ship and her sister Furious Vengeance were still standing guard over Spyrax Primus.

Swallowing hurriedly she began buckling on her sword belt, and began issuing orders for the cumbersome battleship to get ready for war. Hawk and Falcon reported ready, but everyone else was going to need time. The drat xenos would pay for launching a sneak attack like this!

quote:

Tau surprise attack on Imperial forces at Okayama


  • Commander Ada Lammar (Ld. 8)
  • Emperor Class Battleship Manifest Destiny 365 + 5 for Assault Boats. Fleet Flagship Ld 6(8)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Arrogant 220 Ld 7 (Not Ready)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Vindictive 220 Ld 8 (Not Ready)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Merciless 220 Ld 8 (Not Ready)
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Hawk 110 Ld 7
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Falcon 110 Ld 8
  • Gladiator Squadron: Sword Class Frigates Samnite, Thracian, Murmillo 105 Ld 6 (Not Ready)
  • Duelist Squadron: Sword Class Frigates Cervantes, Montoya, Cyrano 105 Ld 7 (Not Ready)
1460 points

+

4 Orbital Weapons Platforms 120 points

thatbastardken fucked around with this message at Dec 10, 2014 around 06:26

Istvun
Apr 20, 2007



Soiled Meat

Well, I'd beta see if this Imperial system can stand up to metrics. I'll be leading with task force Here's looking at Euclid

Commander Lobachevsky
with Ethereal Major Axis - +1 reroll, 25 points

Flagship:
To The Point [Lea 7]
Custodian battleship: 330 points

The Right Angle [Lea 9]
Custodian battleship: 330 points

Hyperbola [Lea 8]
Hero Cruiser (Standard): 180 points

The Central Limit [Lea 7]
Protector Cruiser (Tol'ku): 185 points

Weibull Squadron [Lea 8]
Defender Escorts x5: 45x5= 225 points

Gamma Squadron [Lea 6]
Warden Escorts x3: 30x3= 90 points

Binomial Squadron [Lea 7]
Warden Escorts x3: 30x3= 90 points

1455 points

fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat

Battle of the Athuna Rim; Fleet Engagement in Deep Space

fool_of_sound (Craftworld Eldar) vs ProfessorCurly (Inquisition/Mechanicus)

Major damages:
-Eldar
----Memory of Splendor crippled.

-Inquisition
----Seigroil destroyed.
----Kidroil crippled.
----Leekroil crippled.
----Abriel Squadron crippled.

Victory Points: 341-63, Heroic Eldar Victory, with Eldar holding the field.
---Eldar subplot: Blood Bonds (Success!)
---Inquisition Subplot: Extended Duty (Failure...)

Renown Changes:
---Eldar: +9 (+2 Winning a Battle, +4 Victory Points, +1 Subplot, +2 Enemy Point Value Higher)
---Inquisition: -1 (+1 Victory Points, -1 Lost a Battle, -1 Capital Ship Lost)

"The mon-keigh fools have been driven off, allowing us to move on to our prize. One of their crude drives exploded, destroying most of their rapid responce ships. The remainder of their fleet wisely retreated. The or'zet can expect to fare no better. Unfortunately, the Crown of Perfection must retreat for repairs, but our fleet should still be more than sufficient."

fool_of_sound fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2014 around 22:06

ProfessorCurly
Mar 28, 2010


Battle 1 Results: Loss
LD+ - Gamroil
LD- - Abriel Squadron, Leekroil, Kidroil
New Ship: Seigroil II (LD6)

Verdict: Eldar are anti-fun

Seeker Fleet Fatuney
Initiative: 2
Rerolls: 2

Order of Battle:
Inquisitorial Cruiser Fatuney - 330pts
-Lord Inquistor Daren Andser (Commander - Leadership 9, 2 Rerolls)
-Ordo Malleus
-Grey Knight Honor Guard
-Torpedo Tubes
-Bombardment Cannon

Overlod Class Battlecruiser Gamroil - 245pts
-Leadership 8
-Targeting Matrix
-Turret Upgrade

Overlod Class Battlecruiser Basroil - 245pts
-Leadership 8
-Targeting Matrix
-Turret Upgrade

Mechanicus Lunar Cruiser Leekroil - 225pts
-Leadership 8 (2 damage remaining)
-Upgraded Weapon Batteries
-Fleet Defense Turret

Mechanicus Lunar Cruiser Helzroil - 225pts
-Leadership 9 (6 damage remaining)
-Upgraded Weapon Batteries
-Gyro-stabilized Targeting Matrix

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Kidroil - 130pts
-Leadership 7 (2 damage remaining)
-Gyro-stabilized Targeting Matrix

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Seigroil II - 130pts
-Leadership 6
-Emergency Energy Reserve

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Ducroil - 130pts
-Leadership 7
-Emergency Energy Reserve

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Foroil - 130pts
-Leadership 9
-Augmented Weapon Relays

Escort Squadron Abriel - 210pts
-Leadership 8
-x6 Swords (5 destroyed)

Total: 2000pts


[22:46] <professorcurly> Gamroil xp:
[22:46] <professorcurly> .roll 2d6
[22:46] <@skybot> professorcurly: 12 (2d6=6, 6)
[22:47] <professorcurly> Fatuney
[22:47] <professorcurly> .roll 2d6
[22:47] <@skybot> professorcurly: 3 (2d6=1, 2)
[22:47] <professorcurly> helzroil
[22:47] <professorcurly> .roll 2d6
[22:47] <@skybot> professorcurly: 8 (2d6=5, 3)


REQUISITION - failed
Sending Abriel Squadron, Kidroil and Leekroil back for repairs.
Fixing up the Helzroil with my planetary repair points.

Time: EST
Base: Akhlys Primsu

ProfessorCurly fucked around with this message at Dec 11, 2014 around 05:26

thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


The Tau surprise attack had been a devastating success. Ada Lamarr looked back at the burning ruins of her fleet, now distantly fading off the rear augers of the Falcon. She'd been evacuated at pistol point from Manifest Destiny before the reactor blew, and now she would have to face a board of inquiry. It would have been quicker to die fighting the Tau. The journey back to Spyrax Primus would be a long and lonely one. Alone in her cabin, her sidearm looked more appealing with every passing minute...

Space Pearl Harbor posted:

Tau Heroic Victory/Imperial Miserable Defeat 1122/360 VP
  • Commander Ada Lammar (Ld. 8)
  • Emperor Class Battleship Manifest Destiny 365 + 5 for Assault Boats. Fleet Flagship Ld 6(8)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Arrogant 220 Ld 7 (Not Ready)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Vindictive 220 Ld 8 (Not Ready)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Merciless 220 Ld 8 (Not Ready)
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Hawk 110 Ld 7
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Falcon 110 Ld 8
  • Gladiator Squadron: Sword Class Frigates Samnite, Thracian, Murmillo 105 Ld 6 (Not Ready)
  • Duelist Squadron: Sword Class Frigates Cervantes, Montoya, Cyrano 105 Ld 7 (Not Ready)


4 Orbital Weapons Platforms 120 points



Renown Gained +3 (Victory Points)
Renown Lost -4 (Capital Ship Losses)
Renown Lost -1 (Lost Battle)
Renown Lost -1 (Sub-plot failure)

New Renown 1

thatbastardken fucked around with this message at Dec 11, 2014 around 10:10

Lord Koth
Jan 8, 2012



Our infiltration of the Tyumen has been successful, and none of the nearby mon-keigh have even noticed our presence. Good, let them continue to be blind. When we strike to reclaim what is ours by birthright and drive these defilers from the sector, they will never see it coming.


code:
00:24:43 | <LordKoth> Looking for more escorts.
00:24:46 | <LordKoth> .roll 1d6
00:24:46 | <@skybot> LordKoth: 1 (1d6=1)
00:24:57 | <LordKoth> Yeah, gently caress you too, Seer Council
In more unfortunate news, those blinkered fools supporting us have not released to us needed ships. Something about "not having sustained losses." More shortsighted than the mon-keigh, I tell you. I have not lost any of our kin due to well-laid plans, and wished for more support to expand my efforts. Instead, they've given them to some aggressive void scum who'd lost most of her fleet in a frontal attack on prepared positions. And they wonder why we slide ever closer to extinction.

thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


Spryax Subsector Command posted:

  • Commander Ada Lammar (Ld. 8) Renown 1
  • Emperor Class Battleship Manifest Destiny 365 + 5 for Assault Boats. Fleet Flagship Ld 6
  • Mars Class Battle-Cruiser Grace of the Emperor 270 Ld 7
  • Mars Class Battle-Cruiser Furious Vengeance 270 Ld 8
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Arrogant 220 Ld 8 (21 damage)
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Vindictive 220 Ld 6
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Merciless 220 Ld 6
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Hawk 110 Ld 6
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Falcon 110 Ld 8
  • Gladiator Squadron: Sword Class Frigates Samnite II, Thracian, Murmillo 105 Ld 7
  • Duelist Squadron: Sword Class Frigates Cervantes II, Montoya, Cyrano 105 Ld 7
2000 points

quote:

thatbastardken going to roll appeal for reinforcments
thatbastardken looking for escorts I guess
thatbastardken .roll 1d6
skybot thatbastardken: 5 (1d6=5)
thatbastardken yay
FireSight thatbastardken: you wanted escorts
FireSight and somebody gave you a battleship
thatbastardken really?
thatbastardken is that how that works
FireSight "sorry man, we are out of little ships, but I have a slightly used battleship you can take instead"
FireSight yeah
yuleofsound yeah, i think you sut say, "i want ships" then roll
thatbastardken uhhh...sure thing
FireSight roll a d6, pick a ship from whatever range
FireSight your range is Escort to Battleship
yuleofsound the Imperium works!
thatbastardken cool, I'll work that out later
FireSight since Battleship/Grande Cruiser is a 5
thatbastardken any surviving ships get to roll for ld, yeah?
FireSight yes
thatbastardken arrogant: .roll 2d6
thatbastardken .roll 2d6
skybot thatbastardken: 9 (2d6=5, 4)
thatbastardken looking for high?
FireSight yes
thatbastardken Hawk
FireSight higher than current leadership is +1 leadership
thatbastardken .roll 2d6
skybot thatbastardken: 5 (2d6=2, 3)
thatbastardken nope
yuleofsound +1 ld or a crew skill if ld is 8 or higher
thatbastardken Gladiator squadron
thatbastardken .roll 2d6
skybot thatbastardken: 7 (2d6=3, 4)
yuleofsound your choice
thatbastardken ld goes up
thatbastardken duellist
thatbastardken .roll 1d6
skybot thatbastardken: 3 (1d6=3)
thatbastardken .roll 2d6
skybot thatbastardken: 7 (2d6=4, 3)
ewie that's hard mode xp right there
thatbastardken no increase
thatbastardken ok, got to refigure out my list
thatbastardken new ships start at ld 6 if they're reinforcemnets, yeah?
yuleofsound no, you roll, then subtract 1
ewie if they're replacements
yuleofsound to a minium of 6
thatbastardken roll the usual 1d6?
yuleofsound unless they're replacements
thatbastardken .roll 1d6-1
skybot thatbastardken: 0 (1d6-1=1)

Planets Controlled: Spyrax Primus
Time: GMT +10

  • Arrogant increases Ld. to 8
  • Gladiator Squadron increases Ld. to 7
  • 3 Repair points, healing 1 damage on Arrogant and replacing both lost frigates
  • One new ship requisition at 5+ - Emperor Class Battleship Inevitable Triumph 365 pts + 5 for Assault Boats, ld. 6
  • Ships Replaced: Ld. 6
  • Emperor Class Battleship + Assault Boats 370 pts Glorious Dawn
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Sadistic
  • Dictator Class Cruiser Sanguinary
  • Dauntless Class Light Cruiser Kestrel

thatbastardken fucked around with this message at Dec 11, 2014 around 10:33

Istvun
Apr 20, 2007



Soiled Meat

Istvun posted:

Well, I'd beta see if this Imperial system can stand up to metrics. I'll be leading with task force Here's looking at Euclid

Commander Lobachevsky
with Ethereal Major Axis - +1 reroll, 25 points

Flagship:
To The Point [Lea 7]
Custodian battleship: 330 points

The Right Angle [Lea 9]
Custodian battleship: 330 points

Hyperbola [Lea 8] -1, 3/8 HP
Hero Cruiser (Standard): 180 points

The Central Limit [Lea 7] +1 Lea, 5/6 HP
Protector Cruiser (Tol'ku): 185 points

Weibull Squadron [Lea 8]
Defender Escorts x5: 45x5= 225 points


Gamma Squadron [Lea 6]
Warden Escorts x3: 30x3= 90 points


Binomial Squadron [Lea 7]
Warden Escorts x3: 30x3= 90 points

1455 points

The Battle of Space Pearl Harbor: Major Victory
1122 - 360

All our vessels started off on the precise vector to provide a local maximum of fire. The Manifest Destiny was located at one vertex, and was reduced to 1 HP and on fire. Hawk was at a local maximum of fire and was also destroyed. (Due to a minor problem with causality, ordnance was not fired on the first turn). On the first Imperial turn, every ship except Gladiator squadron activated, and they were able to catch Gamma and Weibull squadrons. However, their reliability functions held and the squads were not quite crippled. On the left flank, Falcon attempted to ram a member of Gamma squadron, but the waveform failed to collapse and, due to the speed, Falcon ran itself off of the battlefield. Manifest Destiny became a burning wreck and flew into the middle of the Tau fleet, where it promptly exploded, setting Hyperbola on fire. Due to the ship partially lying in the imaginary dimension, the fire was unable to be located, and continued to burn for the rest of the battle.

The second turn saw a a withering degree of ordnance from Commander Lobachevsky, and the Vindictive was reduced to a burning wreck. On the right flank, however, Weibull squadron was left exposed, and Duelist Squad managed to board all 3 remaining ships. 2 were destroyed, and the last ship was finished off with teleported support from the Arrogant. As the Arrogant had passed the Tau lines, the last turn saw the entire fleet focus its fire on the Merciless, which was unable to withstand the onslaught. One torpedo salvo was sent at the Arrogant, but The Central Limit was, well, a bit too central and got shot up instead.

Tau Subplot: Hit and Run. Win within 6 turns [success]

Renown:
+2 (Battle Won)
+11 (Enemy Destroyed)
+2 (Won with Fewer Points)
+1 (Subplot Success)
+1 (Merciless Hulk Captured)

Final Renown: 18

Istvun fucked around with this message at Dec 11, 2014 around 06:05

JcDent
May 13, 2013

Give me a rifle, one round, and point me at Berlin!


Mr. fool of sound, I believe we're next? Write me at username@gmail.com to set up battle!

Dagon
Apr 16, 2003



The Dvalinn merchant fleet is pleased to introduce its newest weapons system, the Telchar-series laser array. Truly the best in cutting-edge long range asteroid mining, visit the Suðri in Sub-sector Minos for a demonstration!

<LeesListsmas> guess i'm gonna appeal for a refit, rollin
<LeesListsmas> .roll 1d6
<@skybot> LeesListsmas: 2 (1d6=2)
<LeesListsmas> nope
<FireSight> yes
<FireSight> refit is a 2+ in this campaign
<LeesListsmas> oh right
<LeesListsmas> .roll 1d6
<@skybot> LeesListsmas: 6 (1d6=6)
<LeesListsmas> .roll 1d6
<@skybot> LeesListsmas: 2 (1d6=2)

<LeesListsmas> rollin for which ship
<LeesListsmas> .roll d7
<@skybot> LeesListsmas: 3 (d7=3)

Turbo-weapons. The ship’s weapons have been given additional punch and accuracy at long range. The ship does not suffer a right column shift when firing over 30cm.


quote:

Dvalinn Brotherhood, Two Extra Re-Rolls 25 pts
Bláinn, Stronghold Commerce Vessel 350 pts [Ld=HP]
Norðri, Bastion Commerce Vessel 255 pts [Ld=9*]
Suðri, Bastion Commerce Vessel 281 pts [Ld=9*]
      Turbo-weapons, no right column shift >30cm
Austri, Bastion Commerce Vessel 255 pts [Ld=9*]
Vestri, Bastion Commerce Vessel 255 pts [Ld=9*]
Shi'Mal'caor Il'porrui Sa'cea Emissary Class Envoy Ship 110 pts [Ld 9]
      Deflector (Prow Armor 6) 10 pts
      Dec'taa, (1) Kir'la Warden Gunship Wing 30 pts [Ld 7]
Sphex (5) Vespid Xenos Vessel Escort Wing 250 pts [Ld 7]
      Gravitic Thrusters 0 pts
T'repa, (3) Kir'Shashvre Castellan Class Escort Wing 150 pts [Ld 9]

Base: Leoc
Time: GMT-7

fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat

The Capture of Athuna; Surprise Attack in Primary Biosphere
fool_of_sound (Craftworld Eldar) vs jcDent (Orks)

Major damages:
-Eldar
----None

-Orks
----Big Bad Bommas destroyed, hulk captured.
----Swarmin' Orks destroyed, hulk captured.
----Barrul Roll destroyed, hulk captured.
----Kosmogrotz Squadron crippled.
----Weapons Platforms destroyed.

Victory Points: 939-0, Heroic Eldar Victory, with Eldar holding the field.
---Eldar subplot: Experimental Ship (Success!)
---Ork Subplot: Surprise Attack (Failure...)

Renown Changes:
---Eldar: +15 (+2 Winning a Battle, +10 Victory Points, +3 Captured Hulks, +1 Subplot)
---Orks: -4 (-1 Lost a Battle, -3 Capital Ship Lost, -2 Subplot, +1 Enemy Point Value Higher, +1 Higher Renown Enemy Commander)

"Uncharacteristically for their species, the Or'zet retreated the majority of their forces after witnessing the might of our initial assault. I must consult with a Farseer about how Or'zet infiltrators disabled our torpedo loaders and refueling facilities before the battle. Perhaps some clue may be found in the remains of their stinking ships. I see very little other use of them. Nevertheless, Athuna is returned to our hands, and perhaps the Exodites below can find some use for the great piles of metal. We were able to open the webway gate over the planet and bring through more escorts to replace those lost in transit to this sector. Unfortunately, the destroyers I requested are not read yet, but I am assured they will arrive soon.

Note: Eldrick's poor torpedo targeting destroyed natural formations of great beauty on the planet. Punish him.
"

e: Forgot VP for disengaged ships. Added. Also miscalculated some stuff.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Repair Points: 6 (2 Diyu+4 Athuna) [3 to Crown of Perfection, 1 to Hand of Unity, 2 to Mirror of Contemplation]

Requisitions:

quote:

[23:47] <yuleofsound> requisitions:
[23:47] <yuleofsound> ships
[23:47] <yuleofsound> .roll 1d6
[23:47] <@skybot> yuleofsound: 2 (1d6=2)
[23:47] <yuleofsound> adding escorts
[23:48] <yuleofsound> refit
[23:48] <yuleofsound> nah. ships
[23:48] <yuleofsound> .roll 1d6
[23:48] <@skybot> yuleofsound: 2 (1d6=2)
[23:48] <yuleofsound> more escorts i guess

Adding 10 new Shadowhunters.

quote:

[23:54] <yuleofsound> three new leaderships
[23:54] <yuleofsound> .roll 3d6
[23:54] <@skybot> yuleofsound: 13 (3d6=5, 3, 5)

Memory of Splendor is withdrawing for repairs.

fool_of_sound fucked around with this message at Dec 22, 2014 around 06:44

JcDent
May 13, 2013

Give me a rifle, one round, and point me at Berlin!


"Kawaii ichigo sugo..." Moananokke's transmission cut off abruptly as Buttslaya smashed his fist into the loudspeaker. Smashkrum used to be a right proper nob before he got a boltgun to the skulls. He survived, but started calling himself "Princuss Moananokke", speaking gibberish and doing all sorts of non-orky things. It was usually amusing (especially after some shroom beer), but now Buttslaya was in a foul mood, and everyone on the bridge of "Da Loudest Boom" tried to stay out of his sight.

The pointy earz attacked while his boys were getting plastered in the newly captured weapon platforms/squig bars, and most of them were too drunk to get to their ships or find the controls. His own boyz barely managed to drive away a hit run and spent most of their battle repairing the ship. By then, the only course of action was to run away - it wasn't exactly orky, but Buttslaya said that he was a "mershunaree" and he had to live to spend his teef. Anybody else who wanted to the same had to keep their gobs shut.

Now, the fleet was making its way to the nearest ork world, where Buttslaya would bash some weedy gits and replace his Terror ships. Maybe Grogmog would get a new cruiser, too, and shut up about his precusz Barrul Roll.

Darn pointy earz.

+++Buttslaya's Gunz Fer 'ire+++ posted:


Warboss Buttslaya, Da Grand Mastah o' da Kaos Krumpin' Krew
Ld 6, Two Re-Rolls
20pts

His ship:

Da Loudest Boom, 'Ammer Class, Flagship, Ld8
Extra Shields, Extra Turrets, Ld8, 290

Da uvver shipz:

Swarmin' OrkzSquigz wid Rokkits, Terror Ship, Ld6
185

Big Bad BommasCloudz o' Metal,Terror Ship
Ld7, 185

Kosmogrotz, Tiddla Skwadron
Ravager x 5, Ld 76, 200

Krazy Gits Tiddla Skwadron
Onslaught x 5, Ld 78, 175

Warlord Guttrippa the Goff
One reroll, Ld5

His Ship(z):

Par-tee Vag'n Tiddla Skwadron
Grunt x 5, Claw x 5, Goffs, Ld7, 195

Guttrippa's ships:

Github, Lite Kroozer
Shokk-Attack Lance, Ld7, 90

Warlord 'Princuss Moananokke'
Ld 6, One Re-Roll

"Her" ship:

Flyan' Casul, Kill Krooza,
Evil Sunz, Ram Prow, Ld7, 185


Pokin-Manz, Tiddla Skwadron
Ravager x 4, Ld8, 160

Warlord Grogmog the Gunluva
Ld6, One Re-Roll

Flyez in:

Gorker 'n' Morker, Skwadron o' Kroozas:

Orklite, Lite Kroozer,
D6 Torpedoes, Ld6, 90pts

Barrul RollDang Pointy Earz,Lite Kroozer,
D6 Torpedoes, Ld8, 90pts

Uvver shipz:

Double Nobz, Tiddla Skwadron
Ravager x 3, Ld7, 120


Points: 1985

Vicissitude
Jan 26, 2004

You ever do the chicken dance at a wake? That really bothers people.

After action report:

Despite poor decision making from the Destroying Eye and the Proper Villains, the fleet managed to protect almost all of the transports from the surprise assault launched by the Dark Eldar. The Slaughter-class cruiser was nearly hulked but managed to limp away after making a brave but foolhardy dash for a trio of torpedo escorts. There must be some kind of camaraderie between the crew and the Villains because equally suicidal action was taken to absorb the brunt of bomber assaults. Only one of the 4 Iconoclast escorts (now nicknamed "The Wall" by much of the Chaos fleet) survived. Sadly the Eye and the Villains sustained too much damage and loss of life to have learned much from the experience. The confusion of new recruits and untested ships will mean a long stretch of training for the foreseeable future.

All told, the Chaos fleet accounted for two of the Bleeding Eyes torpedo ships and another two of the Laughing Murder squadron before the surviving members of each trio retreated. Only one transport was lost to sustained torpedo barrage.

Renown:
Vicissitude - +1 VP, +1 Winning a Raid, +1 Subplot (Signalling Problems) = Renown 4
Vulin - +1 VP, -1 Lost a Raid, +1 Fewer Points, -1 Failed Subplot = Renown 1

Fleet Experience:
Vicissitude - No change
Vulin - No change

Vicissitude fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2014 around 22:05

Vulin
Jun 15, 2012


Raid on U/433/D3 - Dark Eldar (Vulin) vs. Orks (Puppies are dicks/ElBrak)

Renown Change:
Vulin +8: +6 VPs (+4 for destroyed/crippled ships, +2 for slaves), +1 Won Raid, +1 Subplot

Losses:
Dark Eldar: None

Experience:
Dark Eldar: +1 LD for Stalking Death escorts (LD 8 -> LD 9)


End of Turn
Repairs - 3 Repair points (Pirate Base U/433/D3):
Replace 2 Laughing Murder Escorts
Replace 1 Bleeding Eyes Escort

Appeals - 1 Reinforcement
Torture Class Cruiser 'Immortality Denied' [LD 7, Prow Phantom Lances & Mimic Engines, 250 pts.]

quote:

Commander: Dread Archon 'Malys Kulra' [LD+0, 0 re-rolls]

Torture Class Cruiser 'Crushed Hope' [LD 8, Launch Bay & Mimic Engines, 270pts.]

Torture Class Cruiser 'Marvellous Pain' [LD 10, Launch Bay & Mimic Engines, 270pts.]

Torture Class Cruiser Flagship 'Blinded Child' [LD 7 (7+0), Launch Bay& Mimic Engines 270pts.]

Torture Class Cruiser 'Slaughterer's Joy' [LD 9, Launch Bay & Mimic Engines 270pts.]

Torture Class Cruiser 'Immortality Denied' [LD 6, Prow Phantom Lances & Mimic Engines, 250 pts.]


Corsair Escort Squadron 'Heartstrike Daggers' [LD 10, 330 pts.]
-> 6/6 Corsairs w/ Torpedo Tubes & Mimic Engines

Corsair Escort Squadron 'Bleeding Eyes' [LD 8, 110 pts.]
-> 2/3 Corsairs w/ Torpedo Tubes & Mimic Engines

Corsair Escort Squadron 'Laughing Murder' [LD 9, 165 pts.]
-> 3/3 Corsairs w/ Prow Phantom Lances & Mimic Engines

Corsair Escort Squadron 'Stalking Death' [LD 8, 220 pts.]
-> 4/4 Corsairs w/ Impalers & Mimic Engines

quote:

<Vulin> - marvellous pain
* Vulin rolled 2d6 = 4,4 *
<Vulin> - laughing murder
* Vulin rolled 2d6 = 3,5 *
<Vulin> - stalking death
* Vulin rolled 2d6 = 5,4 *
<Vulin> - stalking death get a refit
<Vulin> - or not
<Vulin> - because escorts are lame
<Vulin> - so they are LD 9 now
<Vulin> - asking daddy for reinforcements
* Vulin rolled 1d6 = 5 *
<Vulin> - escort/cruiser

quote:

13:14:13 Vulin_ I'm gonna get myself a new Cruiser with Lances & Mimic engines for my reinforments appeal, rolling LD for it:
13:14:19 Vulin_ .roll 1d6
13:14:20 skybot Vulin_: 1 (1d6=1)
13:14:37 Vulin_ LD 7

Vulin fucked around with this message at Jan 11, 2015 around 23:27

fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat

Defense of Spyrax Secundus; Planetary Assault in Primary Biosphere

Vicissitude (Chaos) vs Istvun (sub: fool_of_sound) (Tau)

Major damages:
-Tau
----To The Point crippled
----Law of Large Numbers crippled
----Binomial Squadron destroyed
----Erlangian Squadron destroyed
----Two Orbital Cities destroyed, hulk of one reclaimed
----Orbital City Escorts destroyed

-Chaos
----Spinner in Darkness destroyed
----Cold Flame crippled
----Devourer of Stars crippled
----Misery Bringers squadron crippled
----One of Many squadron crippled

Victory Points: 720-472 (Chaos' Favor), Decisive Tau Victory, with Tau holding the field.
---Tau subplot: Meteor Storm (Success!)
---Chaos Subplot: Signalling Problems (Failure...)

Renown Changes:
---Tau: +9 (+2 Winning a Battle, +5 Victory Points, -2 Capital 'Ships' Lost, +1 Hulk Captured, +3 Subplot)
---Chaos: +6 (-2 Losing a Battle, +8 Victory Points, -1 Capital Ship Lost, +1 Enemy Renown Higher, +1 Lost Against Superior Enemy, -1 Subplot)

For Istvun posted:

Damaged Ships: Law of Large Numbers (3/6), To The Point (3/10), Central Limit (5/6)

Ships Gaining Experience: Central Limit, Sine, Cosine (these guys were real heroes too)

That was something of a Pyrrhic victory, I'm afraid.

fool_of_sound fucked around with this message at Dec 22, 2014 around 06:30

Istvun
Apr 20, 2007



Soiled Meat

fool_of_sound posted:



That was something of a Pyrrhic victory, I'm afraid.

My subplot was running through a meteor storm, so there's +3 renown there, for 27 total. Ultimately things could have gone a whole lot worse than they did, it sounds like.

[22:19] <ewie> anyways, I get 2 appeals. first one is for reinforcements
[22:19] <ewie> .roll 1d6 reinforce
[22:19] <skybot> ewie: reinforce: 5 (1d6=5)
[22:19] <Vicissitude> I think both of mine will be.
[22:20] <Vicissitude> But I'll handle that tomorrow
[22:20] <ewie> Other one is for a refit to the Right Angle
[22:20] <ewie> .roll 1d6 refit
[22:20] <skybot> ewie: refit: 2 (1d6=2)
[22:20] <ewie> 1d6 refit type
[22:20] <ewie> .roll 1d6 refit type
[22:20] <skybot> ewie: refit type: 4 (1d6=4)
[22:21] <ewie> .roll 1d6 engines
[22:21] <skybot> ewie: engines: 3 (1d6=3)
[22:21] <ewie> so maneuvering thrusters

So for repairs, 5 from the hive and 2*2 for the mining planet is 9 points. But first, if I get a ship with gravitic hooks as reinforcements, do I get the escorts that they'd be carrying because of fluff, or do they need to be bought separately?

ProfessorCurly
Mar 28, 2010


ProfessorCurly posted:

Battle 1 Results: Loss
LD+ - Gamroil
LD- - Abriel Squadron, Leekroil, Kidroil
New Ship: Seigroil II (LD6)

Verdict: Eldar are anti-fun

Seeker Fleet Fatuney
Initiative: 2
Rerolls: 2

Order of Battle:
Inquisitorial Cruiser Fatuney - 330pts
-Lord Inquistor Daren Andser (Commander - Leadership 9, 2 Rerolls)
-Ordo Malleus
-Grey Knight Honor Guard
-Torpedo Tubes
-Bombardment Cannon

Overlod Class Battlecruiser Gamroil - 245pts
-Leadership 8
-Targeting Matrix
-Turret Upgrade

Overlod Class Battlecruiser Basroil - 245pts
-Leadership 8
-Targeting Matrix
-Turret Upgrade

Mechanicus Lunar Cruiser Leekroil - 225pts
-Leadership 8 (2 damage remaining)
-Upgraded Weapon Batteries
-Fleet Defense Turret

Mechanicus Lunar Cruiser Helzroil - 225pts
-Leadership 9 (6 damage remaining)
-Upgraded Weapon Batteries
-Gyro-stabilized Targeting Matrix

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Kidroil - 130pts
-Leadership 7 (2 damage remaining)
-Gyro-stabilized Targeting Matrix

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Seigroil II - 130pts
-Leadership 6
-Emergency Energy Reserve

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Ducroil - 130pts
-Leadership 7
-Emergency Energy Reserve

Mechanicus Defiant Cruiser Foroil - 130pts
-Leadership 9
-Augmented Weapon Relays

Escort Squadron Abriel - 210pts
-Leadership 8
-x6 Swords (5 destroyed)

Total: 2000pts


[22:46] <professorcurly> Gamroil xp:
[22:46] <professorcurly> .roll 2d6
[22:46] <@skybot> professorcurly: 12 (2d6=6, 6)
[22:47] <professorcurly> Fatuney
[22:47] <professorcurly> .roll 2d6
[22:47] <@skybot> professorcurly: 3 (2d6=1, 2)
[22:47] <professorcurly> helzroil
[22:47] <professorcurly> .roll 2d6
[22:47] <@skybot> professorcurly: 8 (2d6=5, 3)


REQUISITION - failed
Sending Abriel Squadron, Kidroil and Leekroil back for repairs.
Fixing up the Helzroil with my planetary repair points.

Time: EST
Base: Akhlys Primsu

Subtract Basroil, Add Lynn Squadron of x5 Swords (LD 7) because my list is illegal as such.

Vicissitude
Jan 26, 2004

You ever do the chicken dance at a wake? That really bothers people.

I'm finally getting around to doing my post-turn repairs and whatnot and I have a question: If I get some reinforcements, can I shuffle around my warmaster and chaos lords? I rolled a 5, so I have the option of a battleship which is why I'm asking.

Istvun
Apr 20, 2007



Soiled Meat

If I get a ship with gravitic hooks, can I get orcas or wardens to fill them?

If I can fill them with ships, which totally makes flavor sense and my precious fluff!!!, I'll get an explorer, send away my flag and repair everything else. (And put my commander in the explorer? I think I can do that?) If I can't fill them, I'll get a Hero, send out hyperbola, and repair my cruisers and the flagship to 8/10.

Reminder that reinforcements have a -1 LEA modifier because they're hastily trained or w/e. On p. 149.

e: Yeah, I'll be sending out Hyperbola to get repaired (To the Point will be at 8/10 HP) and getting the reinforcement Hero Reciporical

[23:21] <ewie> !roll 1d6
[23:21] <Datatog> 1 6-sided die: 2.

6 LEA for the new ship.

Istvun fucked around with this message at Jan 1, 2015 around 07:22

Vicissitude
Jan 26, 2004

You ever do the chicken dance at a wake? That really bothers people.

Got an answer, so I updated my roster with a new Battleship and ordered some ships to withdraw for repairs.

fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat

thatbastardken, Dagon, RulebookHeavily, ElBrak, JcDent, and Vicissitude need to send Forums Terrorist their orders.

thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


done

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


JcDent, I need your orders sooner rather than later.

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER CAMPAIGN TURN




Battles:

Firesight v fool_of_sound
Jcdent v Elbrak (ork on ork violence!!!!)
RulebookHeavily v fool_of_sound, winner fights invincible necron doomfleet me
Dagon v Elbrak
professorcurly v Istvun
Istvun v Vicissitude
thatbastardken v Vulin, winner fights Istvun

fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat

Hey Firesight, I'm not going to have time to finish out game for the next couple days. I'll get back in IRC when my schedule clears up.

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Alright

thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


Played against vulin, lost miserably, gained a net 1 renown, looking at retiring this fleet. Can I rebuild from scratch? if not I'll bow out of the campaign.

edit: Reviewing my defeats I think I've established that a big chunk of the problem I've been having is attempting to rely on a carrier based fleet, which is too reliant on having a positioning advantage which I've been unable to generate. Also I went too light on escorts. Swinging in entirely the opposite direction I ask to be allowed to change over to this fleet in the next strategic turn:

Battlefleet Spyrax Bastion Reserve posted:

2000 point Imperial Bastion list

Overlord CC + Targeting Systems, Extra Turrets, Power Ram 260pts

Tyrant CA + Long range Batteries, Power Ram 200

Tyrant CA + Long range Batteries, Power Ram 200

Overlord CC + Targeting Systems, Extra Turrets, Power Ram 260pts

Tyrant CA + Long range Batteries, Power Ram 200

Tyrant CA + Long range Batteries, Power Ram 200

Endeavour CL + Extra Turret 115

Endeavour CL + Extra Turret 115

5 x Cobra DD 150

5 x Cobra DD 150

5 x Cobra DD 150

thatbastardken fucked around with this message at Jan 13, 2015 around 12:02

Recoome
Nov 9, 2013

This Australia Day I would like to give thanks for a worldwide return to sanity, as demonstrated by President Trump, Brexit, Senators Hanson and Leyonhjelm, One Nation outpolling the Greens, and the the demodding of EM.

Not a good time to be a rabid leftist lol.


Eldar strikes again!

ElBrak
Aug 24, 2004

"Muerte, buen compinche. Muerte."

ElBrak vs Dagon: Elbrak wins, gains 14 renown, Dagon lost, gains 3 renown.

ElBrak Losses: Hulkamania the very hansome hulk
Dah Boyz from Brazil blown all to poo poo

Dagon Losses: A bunch of panzy ships.

code:
<ElBrak> .roll 2d6 exp, DethDeala
<skybot> ElBrak: exp, DethDeala: 5 (2d6=1, 4)
<ElBrak> .roll 2d6 exp, Fist of Gork
<skybot> ElBrak: exp, Fist of Gork: 10 (2d6=4, 6)
<ElBrak> .roll 2d6 exp, Fist of Mork
<skybot> ElBrak: exp, Fist of Mork: 6 (2d6=2, 4)
Fist of Gork gains one leadership, making it leadership 8.

ElBrak fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2015 around 21:49

Dagon
Apr 16, 2003



Let it be entered into the great ledger of the demiurge, that on this day, In the void around Nilbog, the Dvalinn Brotherhood suffered great losses against our hated enemies, the Orks, led by Captain Squigferaleg. Both fleets were spread when contact was made, and took some time to arrive, with our Commerce ships being the faster to the field. Despite the lateness of the ork, we suffered heavy losses, surely putting us in the red next quarter. The Norðri, however, was able to shatter the ork hulk before escaping. Recommend raise for the crew of the Norðri. Lesson learned: keep the fleet together in ork territories.

Dvalinn Brotherhood, Two Extra Re-Rolls 25 pts
Bláinn, Stronghold Commerce Vessel 350 pts [Ld=HP]
Norðri, Bastion Commerce Vessel 255 pts [Ld=9*] <skybot> Dagon: exp, Nordri: 10 (2d6=6, 4)
Suðri II, Bastion Commerce Vessel 281 pts [Ld=9*]
Austri II, Bastion Commerce Vessel 255 pts [Ld=9*]
Vestri, Bastion Commerce Vessel 255 pts [Ld=9*] <skybot> Dagon: exp, Vestri: 7 (2d6=6, 1)
      Excellent Pilots, Bombers and Fighters reroll <skybot> Dagon: Crew Skill, Vestri: 4 (1d6=4)
Shi'Mal'caor II Il'porrui Sa'cea Emissary Class Envoy Ship 110 pts [Ld 6]
      Deflector (Prow Armor 6) 10 pts
      Dec'taa II, (1) Kir'la Warden Gunship Wing 30 pts [Ld 6]
Sphex II (5) Vespid Xenos Vessel Escort Wing 250 pts [Ld 6]
      Gravitic Thrusters 0 pts
T'repa II, (3) Kir'Shashvre Castellan Class Escort Wing 150 pts [Ld 6]

Appeal: <skybot> Dagon: Reinforcements, Cruiser: 1 (1d6=1)

Renown: 4
Base: Leoc
Time: GMT-7

Dagon fucked around with this message at Jan 13, 2015 around 02:55

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


Okay, so people have been asking if it would be possible to have a do-over and rebuild everyone's lists with the BFG:Revised ruleset, which among other things makes Eldar less of a (theoretical) pain in the rear end. What say you lot?

thatbastardken
Apr 23, 2010

strewth


Aye.

JcDent
May 13, 2013

Give me a rifle, one round, and point me at Berlin!


Aye, especially if it washed away the memories of my first battle.

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fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat

I'd be up for changing i I can switch fleets. I really like Revised 'nids.

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