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Chapter 54 : page 53

Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Kern » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:53 am

The ship crashes on the enemy's tower and begin firing upon the city.
The plan was a raid , hit hard, lure their pursuer in and escape. Now the whole escape part is not going to be easy. Which mean luring the legion after them isn't going to help the escape either.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Ardan Styyx » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:34 am

Good controled crash Kyo! Given the damages and the size of the landing plateform, you honnor the memory of generations of Navy pilots! :] . Suit up with a Macross pilot-suit, and you'll become my new favorite charater! 8P *

Now, I thought the point was not necessary to fire indistinctively on the city (although to be honnest it wasn't mentioned anywhere clearly). I am more and more doubtful about all this. What exactly are they trying to achieve there?
I mean, ok, the "brilliant" strategy of Kel was going to be shaken by the first confrontation to reality, but this is becoming to look like a messy improvisation (that some Vloz could have done, but without Kiel's crazy genious) rather than any real plan. *hmmm*

Again : I don't think there's any coming back from this one.

*: That could be an idea for a Daydream extra page!
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Marcellogo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:40 am

Bring back Space Age: Drowcross, record of Durt wars with Kyo in the vests of Lynn Minmay.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby SzordrinZaphresz » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:44 pm

Blast them, blast them all! The enemy fortifications and flyers ought to be hit pretty hard by that volley, and yes, excellent landing considering the conditions, Kyo. Well done!
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby 'Lement » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:21 pm

If that hits as hard as the volley against Sargh assassination squad on the unveiling, I'd expect it to just leave few holes and that's about it.

Then again, it did bring down Machike'sumo towers, so holes in wrong places can hurt. *pew pews the ceiling*

Wonder if anybody will fly overboard? Children and civilians first, of course.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Thrair » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Could be they're firing the cannons to drain the core a little. A damaged core is *really* unstable. And it doesn't take much excess mana to make an unstable core explode.

On, in keeping with the nautical terminology bein' throw about: BLOW BALLAST.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby SoulCode » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:38 pm

I awoke to a crash. Well any shiplanding that you can walk away from as they say. Nice page
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Tainted Messiah » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:02 pm

What is going on!?! I feel like I am taking crazy pills! :A

... needless melodramatics aside I am genuinely confused as to what Ariel and companies intent was here. I mean this was initially presented to us the reader ( unless I completely read it wrong ) as a daring charge into Felde territory in an attempt to stir up a bee's nest and have the legion and felde forces fight one another.

But instead we have them rocketing in without defending themselves at all resulting in a rather impressive crash landing directly on Snadya's tower cause hey why not literally deliver it back to her. So now they are at the very top of the main villain's tower with seemingly no way to get away in a completely hostile city... which they also decided to just start randomly firing upon the civilian population which if Chiri's village was any indication will just be a series of completely random explosions ( btw if they suddenly become snipers I am calling huge BS stationary or not haha ).

I am sure the flare is obviously tied to some big reveal since it was the thing Kel seemed to be waiting for.. and I have a feeling this is going to culminate in some sort of 'yeah look other sarg's Ariel is taking the fight to Felde so she is awesome and you should unite behind her!' moment ... but good lord so far this seems like a really stupid plan. *upset*
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Tempestfury » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:55 pm

Yeah, what their doing at the moment it is a terrible plan. Right in the heart of enemy territory, with no good way to actually get back out of the enemy territory if things go south.

Do you know what would be a much better plan?


Kern wrote:The plan was a raid, hit hard, lure their pursuer in an escape.


I really, really wish that our characters had thought of a much better plan!
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Junglefowl26 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:44 am

Tainted Messiah wrote:What is going on!?! I feel like I am taking crazy pills! :A

... needless melodramatics aside I am genuinely confused as to what Ariel and companies intent was here. I mean this was initially presented to us the reader ( unless I completely read it wrong ) as a daring charge into Felde territory in an attempt to stir up a bee's nest and have the legion and felde forces fight one another.

But instead we have them rocketing in without defending themselves at all resulting in a rather impressive crash landing directly on Snadya's tower cause hey why not literally deliver it back to her. So now they are at the very top of the main villain's tower with seemingly no way to get away in a completely hostile city... which they also decided to just start randomly firing upon the civilian population which if Chiri's village was any indication will just be a series of completely random explosions ( btw if they suddenly become snipers I am calling huge BS stationary or not haha ).

I am sure the flare is obviously tied to some big reveal since it was the thing Kel seemed to be waiting for.. and I have a feeling this is going to culminate in some sort of 'yeah look other sarg's Ariel is taking the fight to Felde so she is awesome and you should unite behind her!' moment ... but good lord so far this seems like a really stupid plan. *upset*

Well, that was the plan...but no plan survives contact with the enemy.

They were counting on speed and surprise to hit the target and get out before a response could mobilized, but the enemy got a lucky hit in and now their ride is busted and they need a new plan.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Whizzard » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:11 am

Tempestfury wrote:Yeah, what their doing at the moment it is a terrible plan. Right in the heart of enemy territory, with no good way to actually get back out of the enemy territory if things go south.

Do you know what would be a much better plan?



Kern wrote:The plan was a raid, hit hard, lure their pursuer in an escape.


I really, really wish that our characters had thought of a much better plan!


The alternative is to take on the enemy where they want on their terms. That would result in certain defeat. But this plan pits two enemy factions against each other in addition to yourself. Three way battle is far more uncertain and you actually have a chance to come out on top. This is the only acceptable plan. Feldians will be certainly the losers in this conflict as they are sandwiched between airship's firepower and Sarghress numbers and tactics. And the Legion will be greatly weakened having to go through airship fire AND Feldians in order to get to our heroes. All is well so far, except they no longer may have an chance to escape if things go bad and the airship no longer can provide proper air cover but still, the chances to turn the situation on it's head are still good.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Basileus_Ioannis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:17 am

Well, there's one good side to all this. Where the Mistwhale is perched, it has a commanding view and field of fire from up there. Okay, two good sides: the Feldians can't return fire due to the risk of hitting the tower instead (or destroying the airship). Will Mistress Snadhya be willing to sacrifice her home tower AND airship to somewhat inaccurate cannon fire?

If I were her, I'd A. get smoke on the platform to blind the Mistwhale's crew, and B. burn up a few squads of Nids to take them out in close combat, to preserve both the tower and the airship. If either the tower or the airship were expendable, it would be easy. But she'd want both, and that's what makes things interesting B)

Speaking of easy, wish it was easy to figure out just what Kel's plan entails, because damned if I can figure out how they're gonna get out of this alive. He must have contingencies in his plan, right? Like what if instead of damaging the propulsion (which might be repairable with Metal affinity), the Mistwhale was 'ammo racked' and crippled? :@
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Moric » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:01 pm

As bad as things went, the plan wasn't terrible.

1. Hitting a target flying towards you low and fast is no easy feat. Of course, after it flies past, the ship loses surprise and it becomes easier to lead as it gets further away. Only a named character with a critical roll could manage to...oh crap.

2. I'm guessing that the ship can't manage full throttle and fire guns simultaneously.

3. Kel'noz, you could at least have dropped some grenades when flying over the defenses? I would have really liked it if you also started to zig-zag once in the city proper.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby BlackFulcrum » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Kyo'nne: "Lllliiike a glove!"
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 53

Postby Basileus_Ioannis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:03 pm

Ironic that Bargrez the grenade specialist was the one that hit the Mistwhale, rather than being on board cluster bombing the Feldians :( In any event, remember when Ariel saw the airship parked on that very platform in what was it, chapter 46, and she wanted to go on board? Who could have foreseen that indeed she would be on that airship, on that platform, but under different circumstances :)
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