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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2007, 02:13:42 AM »
2050.04.17 Sunday, Afternoon
Earth Orbit ? Tawny Action


The Az-130 fires a continuous stream of fire from it?s gun pod.  The two Queadlunn-Nna take notice, and move to a crossfire position.  The combined attacks soon turn Taylor?s VF-11 Full Armour into Swiss cheese.  It explodes.  Moments later, all of the Queadlunn-Nna and Az-130?s flee the crippled Uraga Carrier.  Seconds later, it explodes.

One more brilliant brief flash in a sea of flashes.


Avshera?s and wingless wingmate?s countermeasures do their trick, with 11 missiles exploding, and another 11 losing lock, and flying off randomly.  The 2nd wingmate isn?t so lucky.  He doesn?t have time to even scream before the 10 missiles slam into his VF and vaporize it.

While Avshera transforms, one of the Az-130 tries to shoot him.  He?s got extremely bad aim.  The other Az-130 has even worse luck ? it?s gun pod jams!

Avshera and his wingmate counterattack in unison, they both launch 4 MRM at the two.  They manage to avoid his wingmate?s shots, but not Avshera?s.  One of them is destroyed outright, and the other is heavily damaged.  Avshera fires a 25r burst from his gun pod, that finishes the remaining Az-130 off.


The radio spits out some commands.  ?Rune Knights, land on Uraga Carrier #1836 for rearming ASAP.?

The Uraga carrier is nearby.  Just on the other side of an Uraga carrier which is in the process of exploding.  The exploding carrier is about 2,000 m away, and carrier #1836 is about 4,750 m away.

However, the route to the carrier is congested.  There are 5 Fz-109 and 3 Gnerls lining up to take their shots on the Rune Knights.  However, Avshera and his wingmate aren?t alone.  The other 3 members of the Rune Knights have formed up.


OOC: I?m not mentioning missiles being launched, but expect some.  I recommend adding a ?in case of missile fire? clause in your post, please and thank you.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2007, 01:52:47 AM »
Jack noticed the missiles approaching, and quickly set one PPB disc to guard the sensors, one to guard the bridge, one to the hangars, and one to the engine block.  He then launched as many anti-mecha missiles as he could at the Varuta warships, thinking to himself, Please, forgive me old comrades, for attacking my own!  Once they were launched, he fired the heavy missiles at the enemy ships.  He then sent out a communication saying "We'll start singing as soon as the missiles hit!  Get ready!"  Once the missiles explode, he activates his SES FAST packs and starts singing Shining Collection with the intent of breaking the mind-control used on the Varuta soldiers.  He also sets the communications to repeatedly send out a message to leave the battlefield, for any pilots that are freed by his song.

Actions:

1. Set pinpoint barriers as indicated in the first sentence, they are to be parked there
2. Fire volleys of 6 missiles from all Medium Missile Launchers; 12 missiles at the attacking Fz-109, the rest at one enemy warship
3. Fire 2 anti-warship missiles at same enemy warship that was previously targeted
4. Send laser communication to Wraiths and set communications to automatically resend message to Varuta troops in case they defect
5 & 6. Activate SES in VF-22, and start singing while activating Spiritia Power: Break Brainwashing
« Last Edit: November 21, 2007, 04:38:00 PM by Alaras »

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2007, 04:02:41 PM »
Mjuiri could hardly believe her ears as Lt. Forinas communique went through. She had had her suspicions about that ones mental capabilities before, but this pretty much confirmed any prejudice she had held as actual facts. She didn't bother with a reply since the Colonel somehow managed that for her, and she had more important things to focus her attention on.

They came under fire almost immediately and pretty soon Hemmingway's frigate turned into their first loss. Seeing as it veered towards her and Dempsey she corrected course to avoid a collision. Working as fast as she could she distributed her barriers over the most vital areas and let the turrets lose on the incoming missile swarm and the Varuta that followed it.

Actions:
1) Adjust course to "dodge" Hemmingways frigate
2) Spread PPBs over bridge and engines
3) Fire retractable laser turrets @ incoming missiles (fire as much as possible)
4) Main Laser Cannons (Both if possible) @ one of the varuta frigates
5) Medium missiles at Varuta fighters (Volleys of 4 per fighter, targetting as many fighters as possible)
6) Retractable laser turrets @ any missiles fired by the capital ships
7) Main laser cannons (Both if possible) @ same varuta frigate (or any frigate if the first one is destroyed)
8) Reserved for course adjustments (try to let incomming fire hit something unimportant)
9) Fire Anti-Warship cannons @ Varuta High Speed cruiser (as many of the cannons as possible with one action. If there is any way to tell if the barrier is online, then fire on a frigate instead if the barrier is online)
« Last Edit: November 21, 2007, 06:49:46 PM by Mr.F »

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2007, 12:50:26 AM »
Quinn felt the familiar rush kick in when the fireworks started and couldn't help grin as his target computer started picking out targets. "Now lets see how you handle.", he thought as the ships weapons screen came online. Firing his own weapons at the incoming missiles rather than the varuata fighter that had fired since he figured that with all it's anti-warship missiles fired, there was no point wasting time with it. He set his 12 retractable lasers to destroy the 16 missiles before they hit. Hoping none go through he focused his attention on the opposing frigates, he let loose on 2 of them hoping to destroy them before they got a chance to fire. "Hey guys.", his radioed the others, "Any ideas on how to take out that raider with the omni-directional barrier? She's going to hurt us if we aren't too careful" Personally he wasn't up for storming past anything deadly, especially if he ended up being the one it singles out to attack. With his eye on the radar screen, he then braced himself for the missiles that were going to be fired by the Varuata ships and readied his defences for them.

Actions
1) Retractable lasers to fire @ incoming missiles
2) Both main laser cannons @ Frigate 1
3) Fire 2 anti-warship missiles at Frigate 1
4) Both main laser cannons @ Frigate 2
5) Fire 2 anti-warship missiles at Frigate 2
6) Communications
7) Dodge any incoming anti-warship missiles
8) Fire retractable lasers at any incoming anti-warship missiles
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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2007, 02:42:28 AM »
Vick was totally out of his league: he was finally at the command of a the most powerfull and perfectionated fighter in the universe that now they are pulling him in controll of a FRIGATE!!! That's a nightmare for him: so much sontroll that he don't have an idea how to use it all. when the first wave touch him, he was still trying to understand how to use the PPB, but now he got it. he put one front, one on the engine, one on the tower and one on his hangar. when they where put, his collision allarm shriek: Hemmingway's frigate was about to ram him! He teke his joystick, fire the engine and make a dodge he hope not to sluggish. then, it was time to think about anti-missile defence, and set the turrets to auto-mode, trying to use it like phalanx turret on the old navy boats.

The Fz-109 was turning arround him like mosquito around fresh shit, but these mosquito caan hurt him bad, so he think about chasing them. The new insecticide he got was in form of missiles luncher, and he lunch a full missile circus salvo agains't them.

His radio beguin to make noise. a noise he know very well, a noise he wasen't suppose to hear. Dempsey turn it on a direct secure channel to Forinas:

"TABARNAC*, JACK, YOU FUCKING WANNABE IDOL! Not THAT song now!!! The leader said no Spiritia Now!!! All you doing is showing yourself like a big red spot on the Varuta's Spiritia sensor! Beside, if you had listened at the scientists during your Spiritia trainning, you'll know that your SES don't have any effect outside your frigate: the Spiritia beams won't even reach anyone with all that hull armor!"

Actions:
1: Set PPBs at the engines, the bridge tower(sensors), the front of the ship and the hangar where Dempsey's VF his.
2: Dodging Hemmingway's frigate
3: Set retractable laser turrets at auto-mode on any incoming missiles
4: Set Medium missile Luncher at auto-mode if possible to fire at the Varuta fighter who are attaking us, if not, fire a full spread on them.
5,6: Communication with Forinas
7: Reserved for dodging
8: Course ajust to stay with the squadron/dodging
Free: PPB block

Note that i'm dodging only real menace firing.

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« Last Edit: November 23, 2007, 02:44:19 AM by Halley »
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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2007, 11:03:01 PM »
Celes was glad her plan had some sway with a couple of the group, but she feared it wasn't going to be enough to have the needed effect.  "Great, the only plan to hopefully get us close enough to implement our real one, and it's been ignored." she mutters under her breath.  So with everything going to hell she set about taking care of the immediate tasks at hand, shooting down this immediate problem and that squadron of ships ahead of them.

She saw what the fighters could do with their ramming attacks, and knew something needed to be done about -that-.  First missiles, dealing with and taking out the fighter swarm with them.  She gets the retractable laser turrets on line and starts raking fire through the incoming volley, but ready to use her PPB from the front of the ship to block any remainders. 

Surviving that, she continues with her plan, and launches her medium range missiles at the incoming mecha and then the frigates next with everything else she has with some thought to keeping herself alive if the ships ahead start shooting back.

1.  Fire AA Turrets at incoming missile volley
2.  Fire AA Turrets at incoming missile volley
3.  Reserved for blocking with PPB, stopping the enemy fighters have priority.  (Yes, use the barrier to block the fighter, should be interesting)
4.  Fire 4 medium range missiles at each attacking Fz-109 (2 total mecha 8 total missiles)
5.  Fire remaining medium range missiles at 2 frigates
6.  Fire 2 Heavy Missiles at frigates, 1 each (Will use for dodging if attacked by capships prior to this point)
7.  Reserved for blocking attacks with PPB or / dodging capital ship beams

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2007, 04:32:33 AM »
Avshera's heart was beating fast as he could feel the sweat forming on his brow.  He had made it through another wave, but one of his men didn't.  All he could do was file the loss in the back of his mind as the enemy tried to press him, but he survived.

"Rune Knights, land on Uraga Carrier #1836 for rearming ASAP."

Over the squad channel, "You heard the Order.  Move Knights.  Weapons Free!"

Their path was treacherous, filled with enemy craft, how long could his skill and luck hold out. All I need is a minute more to get them to relative safety.  Avshera knew that relative was just that relative, half his squad had perished while still in the launch bay, but he still dared to hope that they would make it.  "Flight two take out the 109s.  Flight one, we'll take the Gnerls and any spares."  He begins evasive maneuvers dropping countermeasures as needed while closing ranks with the Gnerls.  Targeting the first two Gnerls Avshera sends his remaining missiles towards his intended targets.  Remaining evasive he attempts to line up on the third Gnerl and opens up with a rapid burst of  his nacelle lasers.  Dodging around the bigger pieces of debris in an attempt to distract any missiles or deflect weapons fire, he fires at the first target of opportunity he sees.

Mode: Gerwalk
Actions:
1: Comms and dodge*
2: Fire 25 round spray from gunpod at any missiles or Target and Fire volley of 4 MRMs at Gnerl 1 and 2 (2 missiles per target) if no missiles inbound
3: If missiles weren?t fired in action 2 fire now otherwise Fire linked Nacelle lasers in rapid burst at Gnerl 3
4: Dodge and maneuver* through debris to deflect missiles or shots as we head for the Uraga
5: Fire linked Nacelle lasers in rapid burst at Gnerl 3 or any other surviving enemy

*use counter measures as needed


   
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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2007, 03:02:55 PM »
Zed's hands were a scramble and his eyes a blur as he controlled the frigate from the 'safe' cockpit of his new VF-22.  As sensor readings divulged threat after threat he met them with decisive action.  The missiles were the first threat to be contended with, and he set the frigate's twelve retractable laser turrets to automated missile defense, half the turrets targeting the first volley, and half targeting the second volley.  Preservation of mission came next, and that involved ensuring his frigate made it as far as possible.  Setting resting points of two PPBs for both the bridge and the engines, Zed moved on to targeting the fighters threatening his ship.  He fires two volleys of 12 medium missiles at each fighter and begins maneuvering himself into a clear firing position at the High-Speed Cruiser.  Targetting the cruiser's hanger section, he unleashes the fury of two heavy anti-warship missiles.

"Let's see them deal with that," he says to no one in particular."

Actions:
1.) Set RETRACTABLE LASER TURRETS (6) to automatic missile defense, targeting the first volley of missiles incoming at his frigate.
2.) Set RETRACTABLE LASER TURRETS (6) to automatic missile defense, targeting the second volley of missiles incoming at his frigate.
3.) Move 2 PPBs to protect bridge.
4.) Move 2 PPBs to protect engine.
5.) Fire 12 missiles, 1 volley from 2 launchers, at lead FZ-109 attacking his frigate.
6.) Fire 12 missiles, 1 volley from 2 launchers, at trailing FZ-109 attacking his frigate.
7.) Maneuver to a clear firing position to take a shot at the incoming cruiser.
8.) Target and fire 2 Heavy Anti-warship missiles at the cruiser's hanger section.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2007, 10:37:39 AM »
The hit shook the frigate hard. Luckily though, Shan was the only occupant of the frigate.

He quickly selects the retractable laser turrents and sets them to take out the missiles. Just in case, Shan also fires off a volley of 2 MRMs at each of the incoming volleys to take out any of the remainder missiles.

If any of the missiles got through, Shan quickly placed the PPBs over to intercept the missiles. If not, he places the 2 PPBs over at the front of the frigate, and another at the bridge.

It was time to counterattack, as some of his flight was doing. Shan considered his actions carefully, knowing that his proximity to his teammates meant that the fighters might use their weapons against his teammates.

Actions:
1) Sets turrets (12) to shoot at volley #1
2) Sets turrets (12) to shoot at volley #1 (At #2 if #1 volley destroyed)
3-4) Fire 2 MRMs at each volley to take out any remainders. (2 volleys at same volley if one is destroyed)
5-6) Set PPB to block any leftover missiles. (If destroyed, to set over Front and Bridge)
7) Reserve to dodge / block with PPB.
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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2007, 12:56:20 PM »
2050.04.17 Sunday, early afternoon
Earth Orbit - Black Wraiths


Captain Larson?s shots miss, and his frigate is hit with 8 medium range missiles.  The explode over the dorsal surface of the frigate.  The entire craft shakes mildly.  1st Lt. Black shoots down one of the volleys, but misses the other.  Her ship is hit on the starboard side where one of the PPB is.  The 16 missiles hits Captain Shan?s Frigate.  His ship is hit enough to start showing the signs, and warning sirens blare inside.

Major Kavryn avoids 1st Lt. Hemmingway?s stricken ship, in the process also managing to avoid the missiles from the Fz-109.  1st Lt. Dempsey just manages to get a PPB over the nose of his ship just before the two volleys of Fz-109 missiles slam into it.  The shield holds, barely.  1st Lt. Hemmingway radios everyone, ?heads up!  Spiritia reaction missiles away!?  She launches both of her Spiritia Reaction missiles at the squadron of Varuta ships.  They?ll arrive in about 10 seconds.

2nd Lt. Forinas ignores the Fz-109 missiles, and lets them slam into his Frigate.  It?s not life threatening, but his ship?s armour is slowly being whittled away.  Captain Cassel shoots down the two volleys of missiles.  So too does Lt. JG Fletcher.

Lt. Colonel Kim and 1st Lt. T?tul both manage to shoot down the Fz-109 missiles.  1st Lt. Jung misses both volleys, and is hit by the 16 missiles.

The Fz-109 fighters all transform to battroid mode.  The 6 Vanguard Frigates all fire a single anti-ship missile, and the High-speed Raiding Cruiser fires 5; for one missile per Bolognese Frigate.  The missiles will arrive in about 10 seconds.


Quinn fires both cannons at the closest Vanguard Frigate.  The Frigate manages to get one PPB in front of Quinn?s shot.  The PPB is overwhelmed, and the combined energy of the two beams slice completely through the Vanguard Frigate, leaving two gaping holes through it?s length.  Moments later, the entire ships explodes.

Kavryn activates the PPB on her ship.  Dempsey avoids Hemmingway?s stricken frigate.  Hemmingway fires a volley of 16 missiles from her FAST packs at the two Fz-109 charging towards Dempsey.  Both fighters are taken by surprise, and are destroyed.

Forinas fires 36 missiles.  The Fz-109 isn?t able to dodge, and is destroyed.  The remaining 30 head towards one of the enemy ships.  They?ll arrive at it in about 12 seconds.  Fletcher fires some missiles at the two Fz-109 attacking her, and destroys both.

The enemy ships fire their anti-warship cannons.  Black manages to block a shot, but about half of the shot?s energy continues through the overwhelmed PPB, and disintegrates about 20% of the nose of her Frigate.  A giant hole is blown in Shan?s frigate as well.  Huge chunks of ship armour occasionally rip off of his ship.  Dempsey?s PPB manages to soak up a shot aimed at him, while Kavryn gets a PPB that partially blocks a shot.  A big hole is gouged in the side of her frigate.  The shot goes wide of Fletcher, and Cassel manages to partially block a shot with a PPB.  Forinas fails to get a PPB in place, and his ship is heavily damaged.  His ship is in similar shape to Shan?s.  T?tul and Kim manage to block the shots fired at them, but Jung isn?t as lucky.  His ship joins the list of almost dead.

The 10 Fz-109 dive towards the bridges of the Black Wraith?s frigates, firing their gun pods as they go.  Shan and Quinn are the only ones without a PPB over their bridge, and they?re bridges get a few windows shot out, and depressurization starts.


Quinn launches 2 anti-warship missiles.  It?ll take about 8 seconds for the missiles to arrive.

Kavryn fires her frigate?s AA lasers at the incoming anti-warship missiles.  She hits, and destroys them all.  Dempsey shoots down the Fz-109 attacking his ship.  Hemmingway fires a volley of 15 dogfight missiles at the Fz-109 missiles attacking Cassel?s flight.  They hit, and the 3 fighters are either destroyed, or damaged to the point that the pilot?s must eject.

Forinas fires 2 anti-warship missiles.  It?ll take about 8 seconds for the missiles to arrive.  Fletcher fires both her anti-ship guns at a Varuta Frigate.  The frigate dodges the shots.

Kim radios her companions, ?single anti-ship shot.  Fire!?  The three frigates fire in unison at the Varuta Frigates.  The one Jung fired at avoids the shot.  The others don?t.  Though one manages to block the shot.  The other doesn?t and explodes moments after T?tul?s shot pierced its armour.

The Varuta ships counterattack by launching another volley of anti-warship missiles.  They?ll arrive in about 7 seconds time.  The Fz-109 fighters break off their attacks on the frigates, and begin heading towards Hemmingway?s lone VF-22.


Quinn fires the anti-ship cannons again.  This time, the frigate he was firing at manages to get all 4 PPB in the path of the shot.  The shot harmlessly ricochets off of the discs.  (nat. 20 to block!)  Black fires a volley of 8 missiles at two of the closer Fz-109.  She hits, and destroys both.

Kavryn fires both anti-ship cannons, and slices a Varuta frigate in half.  It explodes moments after the two halves float about 5 m apart.  Dempsey fires 6 missiles at each of the remaining Fz-109 fighters.  He destroys them all (nat. 20!)  Hemmingway radios him, ?thanks!?  Her VF-22 forms up in a close, but not too close, defensive position near his ship.

Forinas radios, "We'll start singing as soon as the missiles hit!  Get ready!"  Fletcher fires both anti-ship cannons at one of the Vanguard Frigates.  It explodes instantly.

Kim radios her flight, ?another volley!  Fire!?  This time Kim misses, but the other two hit.  One of the two remaining frigates is hit, leaks fire as it spirals downward, and then explodes.

The Cruiser and Frigate counterattack.  Black and Cassel avoid their shots with quick moves.


The spiritia reaction missiles hit the cruiser and frigate.  The explosions are much, much smaller than anticipated.  They look like they are one-tenth or one-one hundredth the power of a normal reaction weapon.  Aside from scorch marks on the hulls of the ships, there is no other visible reaction to their detonation.

Larson?s and Forina?s 4 anti-ship missiles pass Forinas?s volley of 30 medium range missiles.

Larson fires 2 more anti-ship missiles at the frigate.  They?ll hit in 5 seconds.  Black fires 28 medium-range missiles at the ships.  They?ll hit in 6 seconds.

Kavryn fires the AA cannons at the incoming anti-ship missiles.  She hits, and destroys them all.  Dempsey radios Forinas "TABARNAC!  JACK, YOU FUCKING WANNABE IDOL!  Not THAT song now!!!  The leader said no Spiritia Now!!!  All you doing is showing yourself like a big red spot on the Varuta's Spiritia sensor!  Beside, if you had listened at the scientists during your Spiritia trainning, you'll know that your SES don't have any effect outside your frigate: the Spiritia beams won't even reach anyone with all that hull armor!"

Forinas activates the SES systems.  The speakers on his VF-22?s FAST pack cannot open in fighter mode.  They only open a crack.  He starts singing and emitting spiritia energy.  Fletcher fires a pair of anti-ship missiles at the two Varuta ships.

Kim radios her flight-mates.  ?Another!  At the Cruiser!?  All three ships fire a single shot at the cruiser.  Jung misses entirely.  Both T?tul and Kim (nat. 20!) hit.  Interestingly, none of the PPB move on the ship.  Two big, gapping holes are blasted into the front and side of the ship.

There are no shots being fired nor missiles launched by the two Varuta ships.  Funny thing is, since the spiritia reaction missiles hit, both ships stopped making small course corrections and moving their PPB. 


Larson?s and Forina?s 4 anti-ship missiles hit the two Varuta ships.  The ships are erased in the ensuing 4 rather large sized explosions.


?Guys?? comes Hemmingway?s voice over the radio.  ??check your radars.  I don?t think letting Forinas was a good idea...?

A quick check of the radar shows some scary stuff.  Ahead of them, and accelerating towards them is a spread out group of Varuta warships: 1    Giant Carrier, 2 Large Battroid Carrier, 4 Battleline Battleships, 1 High-Speed Raiding Cruiser, and 5 Vanguard Frigates.  The ships are about 12 Km away.  Spread between the ships, and up to 2 Km away from them (10 Km away from the Black Wraiths) is a fleet of 386 Fz-109, 44 Fbz-99, and 44 Az-130.

From directly above are coming 1 Large Battroid Carrier, 4 Battleline Battleships, 2 High-Speed Raiding Cruisers, and 1 Vanguard Frigate.  They are about 8 Km away, and are surrounded by 115 Fz-109, 1 Fbz-99, and 1 Az-130.

From the left is coming 1 New Giant Carrier, 4 Battleline Battleships, 2 High-Speed Raiding Cruisers, and 4 Vanguard Frigates.  They are about 13 Km away, and surrounded by 47 Fz-109, 1 Fbz-99, and 1 Az-130.

There are other Varuta ships below, and to the right, but as they are engaged in heavy fighting, they and all of their fighters are unable to menace the Black Wraiths.


(OOC: as we?re only about five-sevenths the way through the actions, I?m going to continue the melee round, with only slight modifications to the actions.)

Larson radios the others, "Hey guys.  Any ideas on how to take out those ships with the omni-directional barriers? They?re going to hurt us if we aren't too careful."  Black fires 2 anti-ship missiles at the fleet of ships directly ahead of them.  They?ll arrive at the target in 6 seconds.

Kavryn fires a volley of 8 anti-warship cannons at the group of ships directly ahead of them.  She nicks the paint on one the battleships.

Forinas begins truly singing.  Just as Dempsey said, none of the SES energies that he is producing penetrates much further than the next room outside of the hangar.  The hangar is now flooded with spiritia energies.

Cassel, Fletcher, Jung, T?tul and Kim all fire 2 anti-warship missiles at the fleet of ships ahead of them.  The missiles will arrive at the same time Black?s do.

ALL of the ships around them fire anti-warship missiles at the Black Wraiths.  64 anti-warship missiles will arrive in their area in about 6 seconds.  ALL of the Varuta fighters accelerate towards the Black Wraiths.


One of Larson?s earlier fired anti-ship missiles hits and destroys one of the Battleships ahead of them.  The other missile hits the cruiser, and vaporizes it.

Kavryn fires both main cannons, and scores a direct hit on one of the Battleships ahead.  The Battleship veers off course, and slams into a Vanguard Frigate.  They both explode.

Larson, Kavryn, Kim, T?tul, and Jung all fire anti-warship cannons, and their combined attacks on two frigates destroys both of them.

Forinas 30 AA medium range missiles slams into the cloud of Varuta fighters.  8 are destroyed in a series of explosions.



Notes:
Black?s 28 AA mrm hit 1st phase next round.
BW?s 12 anti-ship missiles hit 2nd phase next round.
Varuta 64 anti-ship missiles hit 2nd phase next round

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2007, 01:48:24 PM »
2050.04.17 Sunday, Afternoon
Earth Orbit ? Tawny Action


As 2nd Lt. Avshera radios the others, the Gnerls turn and accelerate towards him and his squad.  The 5 Fz-109 transform from battroid to fighter and begin accelerating towards the Rune Knights as well.


The Gnerls each fire a volley of 6 dogfight missiles ? 9 at Avshera and 9 at wingless.  Both Avshera and wingless shoot down the missiles at a safe distance.

The Fz-109 fire 2 MRMs at the three VF-14s accelerating towards them.  The missiles hit, and all three VF-14?s disappear in multiple bright flashes.


The Gnerls fire their tri-barrel guns.  Avshera and wingless do quick barrel rolls to avoid the shots, and they both fire their remaining missiles.  The 8 missiles slam into the 3 Gnerls, and send them to a fiery demise.

The 5 Fz-109 try the same tactic, launching 2 missiles each at the two surviving Rune Knights.  Avshera and wingless drop flares, which distracts the missiles enough for the two to slip by them.  They fire their engine nacelle guns, and manage to do a bit of damage on two of the fighters.


Due to relative speeds, the Fz-109 and VF-14 fly past each other.  The 5 Fz-109 start turning.  From under the erupting Uraga carrier, a pair of Full Armoured VF-11s pop into view.  They both have their big guns raised.  As soon as the Rune Knights have cleared the field of fire, the two Full Armoured VF-11?s unleash hell.

Two of the Fz-109 are shredded.  The other three manage to avoid the shots.  They all fire their remaining medium range missiles at the two Full Armoured VF-11.  The Full Armoured VF-11 continue with another fullside of some 100 r or so.  All of the missiles and the 3 fighters are shattered and explode.


The two Full Armoured VF-11 cover the rear as the four VFs head towards Uraga Carrier #1836.  ?Sorry we didn?t get their sooner,? laments one of them.

Moments before they arrive at the Uraga, the erupting Uraga completely disintegrates in a rather large explosion.

Inside, the hangar is controlled mayhem.  Technicians worked beyond exhaustion keep pounding the decks as they scramble to rearm and refuel the VFs that are coming in to land on a fairly steady basis.  There is a pile of damaged-beyond-flight-worthiness VFs to one side, and a couple of cranes are at work in the hangar dragging and moving newly arrived, heavily damaged VFs to that out-of-the-way corner.

Avshera gets a moment to reflect, and he realizes that the ship is being hit less and less.  Perhaps the UNAF are now turning the tables on the enemy?

Avshera glances back at his loyal and trusty wingmate, wingless, and notes that reaction missiles are being loaded onto his fighter.  A glance at his own wings confirms reaction missiles as well as a pair of UUM-7 Aerodynamic Missile Pods.  OCC: http://www.macrossroleplay.org/Sketchley/Statistics/Missiles.htm#UUM-7_Aerodynamic_Micro-Missile_Pods

A technician bangs on his canopy to get his attention.  ?The UUM-7?s will stay on when you transform.  The reaction missiles won?t.  Good luck,? the technician says, with a salute.  He leaps off, and rushes towards a new arrival.


Back in space, the Rune Knights find themselves in a group of VFs; 8 VF-11, 7 (other) VF-14, 1 VF-17, and 6 VF-19.  All of them have a similar load-out of UUM-7 AMMP and reaction missiles on their wings.  The area is mostly filled with debris, the occasional active ship, and only one or two combatants.  The occasional anti-ship beam shot slices through the area.

?With me,? the VF-17 pilot radios.  He leads the impromptu group slightly upwards, and to the left.  Ahead of them, space is filled with bright explosions, and laser shots between two groups of ships truly pounding at each other.

The VF-17 pilot adds, ?there?s a special forces squad needing to get deep behind enemy lines to do their jobs.  We?ve been ordered to make the hole for them.  Use your reaction missiles on the enemy ships, and then engage any enemy fighters in the area long enough to let the special forces through.

The UNAF forward lines will catch up to us and fill the void that we make.  FOR EARTH!?

The VF-17 accelerates, quickly followed by the other 24 fighters.  They travel around an extremely damaged frigate, have to avoid what looks like armour chunks from one or two frigates, with a sprinkling of Fz-109 debris and then through, around, and past a flotilla of Bolognese Frigates.  The ships are all combat damaged in some way.  Two of them are even missing their nose cones!

Ahead of the 24 fighters is a massive Varuta formation consisting of 1 Giant Carrier, 2 Large Battroid Carrier, 2 Battleline Battleships, and 2 Vanguard Frigates.  The ships are about 10 Km away.  Spread between the ships, and up to 2 Km away from them (8 Km away from the Rune Knights and their friends) is a fleet of 378 Fz-109, 44 Fbz-99, and 44 Az-130.

The VF-17 pilot radios, ?incoming!  19?s!  Two groups of three!  Take out the approaching craft from above and to the left!  The rest of you, lock targets, and fire your reaction missiles!?

The 24 VFs are now about 2 Km ahead of the 11 Bolognese Frigates, and about 4 Km away from the closest Varuta Fighters, and 6 Km away from the capital ships.  The reaction missiles will hit in the 2nd round, and should take out a fair chunk of the fighters in the process.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2007, 06:04:48 PM »
As they emerged from the first confrontation only to be faced with a wall of Varuta Mjuiri was about ready to write their mission of as a failure before she noticed they had friendlies inbound to support them. She had no idea what kind of punch they would pack, but at the very least they would present the Varuta with more targets to chose from which would logically decrease the amount of fire comming her and her squads way.

"Friendlies incoming. Lets try to make them last a bit. Lend them whatever coverfire you can."

Targeting the incoming anti-warship missiles Mjuiri countered with small volleys of medium missiles, making sure to keep her volleys at a spread figuring that triggering a chain reaction ought to take out most missiles in one group.  The retractable turrets would deal with any missiles that made it through.

Once the immediate threat was dealt with she would be free to focus her attention on giving cover fire to the incoming friendlies. Her main battery would serve to keep some of the larger ships on edge while missiles and smaller cannons and turrets could be used for more direct cover fire. She would have to take care to keep her eyes on the big ships though. Any sign that they where trying to line her up for a shot would require her to do all she could to be a tricky target to hit.

Actions:
1) Volleys of 2 medium missiles at as many of the incoming anti-warship missiles as possible (targeted with somewhat of a spread for maximum effect from chainreactions)
2) Use all retractable turrets to pick of remaining missiles
3) Fire both main laser cannons at any Varuta capital ship that may cause most trouble for the "brownies" (Priority: Carriers, missile boats, gunships)
4) Heavy missiles (as many as possible) at Varuta capital ships (as action 3)
5) Retractable turrets @ any incoming missiles (or larger missilevolleys targeting Brownies if nothing critical is comming the BWs way)
6) Medium missiles (as many as possible) targetting any larger concentration(s) of varuta fighters
7) Reserved for dodging anything major (like main guns from large ships)
8) Fire both main laser cannons at any Varuta capital ship (as with action 3)
9) Fire anti-warship cannons at any frigate class vessels comming close to the BWs (or as coverfire for brownies if that seem more critical)

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 7: Life on Earth
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2007, 01:03:47 AM »
Vick was happy that Hemmingway was at his side to cover him, but he'll be more relived if she was in the hangar with him. But there was no time for that. His radio reminded him:

"Friendlies incoming. Lets try to make them last a bit. Lend them whatever coverfire you can."

"Copy that leader"

His radar react that many heavy missiles will collide to him soon if he do nothing. The singer saw some of his teammates using missiles to counter other missiles, and he want to ry that to. so he lunch a flurry of missiles at them to try to stop them. If some survive, they'll be destroyed by his automatic setted laser turret. A quick check on the PPB system show that they where still at a good place. Now was the time to think about counter-attack.

Dempsey look at the fighter coming fighters, and saw some VF-11. that make him remember his pals in the Blue Aces Squadron, when he was still in tranning... They where probably there, trying to stop the enemy to attack earth. It's time to give them a hand.

The main targeting computer came online. He chose a target and open fire with all the ship that got: Main Heavy beam laser, heavy missiles, Anti-Warship canon.

"Hey, is there someone to fire those who are up and side of us?"

Actions:
1: Fire 36 Medium missiles to to destroy the incoming heavy missiles.
2: Fire the retractable laser turrets at auto-mode on any incoming missiles
3: Fire Main laser canons (both) at a large battroid carrier.
4: Fire Two Heavy anti-ship missile at a Battleline Battleship.
5: Reserved for dodging
6: Fire a volley from all the anti-warship canon at a vanguard Frigate.
7: Fire Main laser canons (both) at the High-Speed Raiding Cruiser.
8: Reserved for dodging/ Escaping from the ship in flame :P
Free: PPB block
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"You know you got a Good Variable Fighter when you have so much weapons that you don't have enought fingers to press all the triggers in same time!"

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« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2007, 07:54:35 AM »
Jack stopped singing when he realized it wasn't working, and immediately deactivated the SES.  As he did this, he set the retractable turrets to shoot down the incoming missiles. 
"Friendlies incoming. Lets try to make them last a bit. Lend them whatever coverfire you can."
With that, Jack launched a full 36 medium-range missile barrage at the Varuta fighter cloud above, hoping to reduce their numbers somewhat.  He then fired all of his Anti-Warship Cannons, setting two cannons to each of the following targets: the New Giant Carrier, and all three of the Large Battroid Carriers that are above or to the left.  (O.C.C.: if any of these are destroyed or targeted subsequently by other Wraiths in posts after this one, he shifts the target for the affected cannons to a Battleline Battleship).  Jack then realized that his frigate isn't going to last much longer, and went about preparing one last set of attacks.  First, he fired both his Heavy Missile Launchers, targeting one Battleline Battleship.  Then he left his frigate, certain that it was doomed anyway.  He then focused on staying alive and evading enemy fire, using countermeasures as needed.

1. Deactivate SES, stop singing, and activate retractable turrets to deal with incoming missiles
2. Launch 6 medium-range missiles from all medium missile launchers (total of 36 missiles), into swarm of Varuta fighters directly above
3. Fire all Anti-Warship Cannons with targets as indicated in the post.
4. Fire 2 Heavy Missiles at one Battleline Battleship
5. Evacuate the frigate in VF-22
6. reserved for dodging, evasion, and countermeasures
free: use PPB as needed (never the one over the engine) to shield against enemy fire

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« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2007, 05:50:11 AM »
Three more of his squad had gone down and it looked like he was to be next until the Armoured '11s appeared.

The two Full Armoured VF-11 cover the rear as the four VFs head towards Uraga Carrier #1836. "Sorry we didn't get there sooner," laments one of them.

"Thanks.  We can only do so much.  They weren't the first and won?t be the last.  All we can do is hope to take out more of the enemy than they do us," Avshera says in an attempt to ease the pilot's sorrow.  He looks at his wingmate's damaged plane as he switches back to fighter mode to make the landing on the new carrier. He did not know if his old carrier was just too damaged to land on or destroyed, Almost two for two, he thought as he remembered the loss of his carrier and squad on his first mission.

Had it been days or hours since he was last in a hanger? Less, Avshera thought.  Combat makes the mind plays tricks with time.  Combat itself was fast, but with the near information overload of the streaming data from the computer and visual contacts; the mind begins to measure time in heartbeats, the more heartbeats the longer one lives.  One heartbeat too late on a roll and you're a brief ball of light turned to dust and small debris. 

The shaking of the ship had lessened, were the tides changing or were they no longer thought a threat?  Only half his squad had made it onto the field of battle and of them only a third returned; one damaged but still able to fly and himself without a scratch.  He didn't let it go to his head, too many dead, those I knew and thousands I didn't, looking at the pile of damaged VFs being pushed to one side, what makes me different from them?


Looking over at his wingmate, the only other survivor of their squad, Avshera is surprised to see the one winged craft being fitted for another sortie, with Reaction missiles no less. He couldn't help but laugh.  If they made it back, his mate would be the talk of the town; flying a fighter into combat missing a wing. Though technically it is possible since we are in space.  Smiling, he sees his own fighter had been loaded with them as well which meant they were no longer on the defensive.  If he had been worried about coming down off the adrenalin high from combat, he wasn't now.  A technician banged on his canopy and gives him a breakdown on his load out; he gives the tech a thumbs up in understanding and thanks.  Preparing for launch he gives his wingmate a thumbs up, then lines up for take off, once more into the breach.


The mission of the sortie was simple enough, make a hole.  The trick was surviving long enough to accomplish it.  Avshera's combat computer had reached its maximum tracking capability and with a visual glance ahead through the distant explosions and laser fire he new there were several times more enemy craft in the quadrant his group was to attack.  His eyes picked out several Zaubergerans that his computer was tracking on his HUD display, those could be a problem, just one has the potential to wipe out our group. His skill and luck was about to be pushed to a new level.

The VF-17 pilot radios, "incoming! 19's! Two groups of three! Take out the approaching craft from above and to the left! The rest of you, lock targets, and fire your reaction missiles!"

"Rune Five, Copy.  Marking the Giant." Avshera replies as he tilts his wing at Rune Knight 8 then lines up on the Giant Carrier.  He hears his heart beating in his ears, ticking away the time as the computer attempts to lock onto the carrier.  How many heartbeats would it take?  Even after the beeping of the targeting computer became solid he would hold off another two to three beats to make sure the lock was secure before launching the Reaction missiles. I could fire one into the mass of enemy fighters, but he knew better, if the capital ships were taken out there was a good chance the Varuta fighters would become confused if not wiped out by any secondary explosions from the capital ships.  The time comes, "Fox Three," he says as he sends his two Reaction missiles on their way.

As the missiles clear his wings he goes defensive, using the debris and any enemy fighters as cover from enemy missiles and fire.  Then he targets three Zaubs and lets loose eight medium range missiles before going defensive again at a forty-five degree angle opposite of his last maneuver.

Mode: Fighter
Actions:
1: Lock on to Giant Carrier
2: Link fire both Reaction Missiles at Giant Carrier
3: Drop counter measures and Dodge (using debris and enemy craft in range as shields)
4: Target and Fire volley of 8 MRMs at Closest 3 FBz-99s (3/3/2 missiles per target)
5: Dodge and maneuver* through debris and enemy craft to deflect missiles or shots

*to stay at least 4km out from capital ships
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