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How should we start the IC?

The platoon has just been formed, people don't know each other.
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The platoon is deployed so there's some burgeoning camaraderie, but mostly among those who are already friends from the home front.
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We've seen combat together: everybody knows everybody.
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Postby Nature-Spirits » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:22 pm

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Nature-Spirits wrote:Well, IIRC some areas in the north of Antediluvia are tropical. And I'm pretty sure that towards the beginning it was determined that Soil is, aside from the different geography and cultures and presence of magic, analogous to Earth.

Is it? It just seems that there's such a large part of Soil that is arctic.

Well, the equator cuts through the upper part of Erathemon (the large island continent nation). And the arctic conditions only start at about 50oS, which isn't unreasonable.
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Postby The United Remnants of America » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:56 pm

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The United Remnants of America wrote:Is it? It just seems that there's such a large part of Soil that is arctic.

Well, the equator cuts through the upper part of Erathemon (the large island continent nation). And the arctic conditions only start at about 50oS, which isn't unreasonable.

Still seems like a large portion.

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The United Remnants of America wrote:
Nature-Spirits wrote:Well, the equator cuts through the upper part of Erathemon (the large island continent nation). And the arctic conditions only start at about 50oS, which isn't unreasonable.

Still seems like a large portion.

Oh, is my work on Baerbarrow decent?

I like it.

There's a small typo (you misspelt smoke as soke), but otherwise is good.
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Nature-Spirits wrote:Well, the equator cuts through the upper part of Erathemon (the large island continent nation). And the arctic conditions only start at about 50oS, which isn't unreasonable.

Still seems like a large portion.

Oh, is my work on Baerbarrow decent?


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Postby Cylarn » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:10 am

Cylarn wrote:Here are some additional goods that could appear in the PX.

The premiere condom of the Antediluvian Royal Armed Forces (which is ironic, since consensual and non-consensual intercourse is frowned upon), the "R n' R" is a latex condom known for its durability, varieties, and comfort. In addition to the standard variety, R n' R comes in a number of varieties, including but not limited to: studded, spermicidal, "skintight," and flavored. These condoms are inexpensive, and it is common for soldiers to buy the large boxes, instead of the standard individual wrapped condoms.

R n' R is recognized just as much for its utility purposes as much as its sexual purposes. The condom is reported to be able to hold a little bit over a gallon of water, and soldiers have remarked that they make great water-carrying devices in the absence of canteens or during long-range ruck marches into the wilderness. There are unconfirmed reports that some soldiers have even used the condoms as tourniquets in the absence of proper devices, though Medical Command (or whatever group oversees the military's medical services) advises soldiers that such a practice is dangerous.


The most useful and inexpensive piece of rope you'll ever find, paracord is made up of braided and interwoven nylon strings that allow the cord to stay together even under extreme stress. The original purpose for paracord was in the suspension lines for parachutes, though it has found its way into a multitude of niches. It is common practice for soldiers to secure their equipment to their vests with paracord, so that they won't lose something that they drop, as well as to secure ponchos to trees when making a hooch. Some vehicle crews even remark paracord is great for holding vehicles together, in the absence of proper equipment. Another use for paracord involves prisoners of war, as the cord is great for securing not only the hands and feet of a POW, but it can be used to secure prisoners to one another in order to impede escape attempts. It is commonly bought in varying lengths, with 150 feet being the most common length bought.

Like the R n' R, the paracord is rumored to be a good - but ill-advised - substitute for a tourniquet.


These aren't the bungee cords that you use for bungee jumping, so we implore you to stop using these for bungee jumping. These bungee cords are for utility purposes, and are equipped with metal hooks so that they can be secured to objects. Bungee cords are great for securing equipment to vehicles, cordoning areas, securing people to trees, suspending ponchos from trees, and impeding movement.


Sometimes, a bayonet and shovel simply won't cut it for delicate work. That's why the multitool is a common piece of equipment, though not standard-issue to most troops. Equipped with two knife blades, a set of needle-nosed pliers, a flathead screwdriver, a Phillip's Head screwdriver, a star screwdriver, a bottle-opener, a small saw blade/rule, and a magnifying glass, the small tool had the ability to fold its instruments into its plastic grip, for ease of handling.


More to come, soon.


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Postby Agritum » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:42 pm

I feel it's time to elaborate on Precambria and its inhabitants. They aren't faceless mooks, afterall, don't you think?
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Postby Nature-Spirits » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:08 pm

Agritum wrote:I feel it's time to elaborate on Precambria and its inhabitants. They aren't faceless mooks, afterall, don't you think?

That's a good idea.

I think Ayre fleshed out a religion for them and mentioned their political system in the last iteration, so we could probably start from there.
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Postby The United Remnants of America » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:28 pm

Nature-Spirits wrote:
Agritum wrote:I feel it's time to elaborate on Precambria and its inhabitants. They aren't faceless mooks, afterall, don't you think?

That's a good idea.
I think Ayre fleshed out a religion for them and mentioned their political system in the last iteration, so we could probably start from there.

.... Can we make them faceless mooks, though?

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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:34 pm

The United Remnants of America wrote:
Nature-Spirits wrote:That's a good idea.
I think Ayre fleshed out a religion for them and mentioned their political system in the last iteration, so we could probably start from there.

.... Can we make them faceless mooks, though?

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No. It's not the same with faceless enemies. I would like them to look like thinking, feeling people with families for optimum trauma potential.
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Postby Cylarn » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:47 am

Aren't all of their soldiers professional, compared to our conscripts?
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Postby Nature-Spirits » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:06 am

Cylarn wrote:Aren't all of their soldiers professional, compared to our conscripts?

I believe so, yes.
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Postby Agritum » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:11 am

Cylarn wrote:Aren't all of their soldiers professional, compared to our conscripts?

Maybe Precambria is like the US (or post-Marian Reform Rome, for that matter) where military service is voluntary only, but carries a level of benefits/opportunities/prestige so high that a fuckload of people join it.
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Postby The United Remnants of America » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:31 am

Agritum wrote:
Cylarn wrote:Aren't all of their soldiers professional, compared to our conscripts?

Maybe Precambria is like the US (or post-Marian Reform Rome, for that matter) where military service is voluntary only, but carries a level of benefits/opportunities/prestige so high that a fuckload of people join it.

Oh, so the Precambrians have a VA as well?

Well, there's our ticket, we just let all the Precambrian soldiers go home and let their own hospitals kill them with bureacracy.
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Postby Agritum » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:33 am

The United Remnants of America wrote:
Agritum wrote:Maybe Precambria is like the US (or post-Marian Reform Rome, for that matter) where military service is voluntary only, but carries a level of benefits/opportunities/prestige so high that a fuckload of people join it.

Oh, so the Precambrians have a VA as well?

Well, there's our ticket, we just let all the Precambrian soldiers go home and let their own hospitals kill them with bureacracy.

That would be fitting for the setting.
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Precambria's Government

Precambria is a parliamentary republic headed by a President Elect and a Prime Chancellor. The President Elect is the mostly ceremonial head of state, elected by universal suffrage, who is entrusted with the task of preserving the core democratic virtues of the Precambrian Charts of Liberties, and appointing the Chancellor, who works as the head of government and of the executive branch. The soon-to-be chancellor is usually candidated by the winning party in parliamentary elections/the parliamentary majority.

Precambria's legislative branch is the Parliament, a tetracameral organ embodied by the Senate, The House of Representatives, The Legislative Council and the Minority Assembly. The particular complexity and redundancy of the Precambrian Parliament, which is usually seen as an obstructive and legalistic institution, was purposefully designed to keep a stable balance of power. As a multipartisan country, Precambria's parliament is usually divided in several squabbling coalitions, but the Democratic Republican Party of Precambria currently holds the highest sway in the government of the country.

The judicial branch is independent from the executive, and largely self-governing. At its top sits the Ultimate Jurisdictional Tribunal, governed by Twelve Justices, with the task of defending the Chart of Liberties from unconstitutional legislation or executive orders.



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Postby The United Remnants of America » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:13 am

Why not quadricameral/quatercameral?

Just wanna stick with the Latin prefix rule insetad of barbaric Greek. ;)
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The United Remnants of America wrote:Why not quadricameral/quatercameral?

Just wanna stick with the Latin prefix rule insetad of barbaric Greek. ;)

As a classicaly educated person, I'm offended.
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Postby Nature-Spirits » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:34 pm

Agritum wrote:
The United Remnants of America wrote:Why not quadricameral/quatercameral?

Just wanna stick with the Latin prefix rule insetad of barbaric Greek. ;)

As a classicaly educated person, I'm offended.

In my opinion, it honestly doesn't matter much whether the prefix is latinate or hellenic, since the Latin word from which "cameral" derives ("camera", from which we also have "chamber" through French) itself comes from the Greek καμάρα.
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Postby Ayreonia » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:43 pm

Agritum wrote:
Cylarn wrote:Aren't all of their soldiers professional, compared to our conscripts?

Maybe Precambria is like the US (or post-Marian Reform Rome, for that matter) where military service is voluntary only, but carries a level of benefits/opportunities/prestige so high that a fuckload of people join it.

Pretty much. Given the political climate, they'd certainly establish a draft if there was need, but hey, China's PLA is a conscript military in theory, but they get flooded by so many volunteers they actually have to turn people away. I'd imagine the Precambrian armed forces are akin to that.
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Postby Oceans Haven » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:25 am

been meaning to ask...is there any kind of special forces unit? like a team trained on finding enemy locations or recon the enemy or snipe officers behind enemy lines?

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Postby The United Remnants of America » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:43 am

Oceans Haven wrote:been meaning to ask...is there any kind of special forces unit? like a team trained on finding enemy locations or recon the enemy or snipe officers behind enemy lines?

Yes.

They're called levies and lance corporals.

Lance corporals are levies that come back.
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Postby Cylarn » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:45 am

There could be cavalry scouts.
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I've done some concepts for what Precam troops would actually look like. I'll post them if anyone wants to see.
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Postby Vancon » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:30 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:I've done some concepts for what Precam troops would actually look like. I'll post them if anyone wants to see.

I would.
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