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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 Old Craet » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:41 am

After seeing all the weirdness, I might make Lizzy Bi.

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Agritum wrote:So Ayre, I've got a little idea: I could make a nice Spotify playlist everyone could listen to if they wanted some "ambience" to the RP. Since I'm getting quite the mood from reading the OP with "For What It's Worth" in the background.

I like this idea. The right type of music can be very conducive to creative writing.
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Postby Ayreonia » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:32 am

Okay, most of you have been assigned to your squads now. Sadly, not everyone got their first pick, but I tried to balance your wants with the platoon's needs. Check the "personnel" post. I've still to figure out a few characters, particularly our mortar section, so if yours isn't listed, don't panic.

Also added maps, courtesy of Gren, and prettified the OP as per Min's design. Big thanks to both of them.
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Postby The Carlisle » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:40 am

I'm considering taking the captain's position, but I have no real knowledge of military officer lingo and stuff. Well, I was in JROTC, but it's not the best source.

Sorry. I had a critical reading failure...

Also, nothing in the vehicles tab. Can't wait to see what we are kitted out with.
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Postby Kisinger » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:42 am

If you need somebody to be the Company's CO I could do it hell even a NCO, I will do it. But I will wait for you... 0.0
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Postby Agritum » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:49 am

Ayreonia wrote:Okay, most of you have been assigned to your squads now. Sadly, not everyone got their first pick, but I tried to balance your wants with the platoon's needs. Check the "personnel" post. I've still to figure out a few characters, particularly our mortar section, so if yours isn't listed, don't panic.

Also added maps, courtesy of Gren, and prettified the OP as per Min's design. Big thanks to both of them.

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Postby Transoxthraxia » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:00 am

Fantastic. Question, though. Will all the squads be close together? Or will they be operating relatively independently of one another?
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Postby Kisinger » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:10 am

Transoxthraxia wrote:Fantastic. Question, though. Will all the squads be close together? Or will they be operating relatively independently of one another?

Since it is a mechanized Company I would assume relatively close due to the fact that IFVs operate better when there are nearby IFVs because it equals more firepower which is what most tacticians desire. Really depends on the doctrine tht we will use, but I would suggest Platoon's squads stay relatively close together and platoons are farther apart. In the end it is up to the OP and CO of the Company
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Postby Galter Gulcher » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:17 am

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Postby Esconelle » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:49 am

Hopefully I'm not too late to join this...

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Postby Grenartia » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:00 pm

Agritum wrote:So Ayre, I've got a little idea: I could make a nice Spotify playlist everyone could listen to if they wanted some "ambience" to the RP. Since I'm getting quite the mood from reading the OP with "For What It's Worth" in the background.


May I suggest one or two versions of "Suicide is Painless"? Seems like the movie and the show have the same kind of tone Ayreo's going for here.

I've also got many, many other songs I can suggest.

Ayreonia wrote:Okay, most of you have been assigned to your squads now. Sadly, not everyone got their first pick, but I tried to balance your wants with the platoon's needs. Check the "personnel" post. I've still to figure out a few characters, particularly our mortar section, so if yours isn't listed, don't panic.

Also added maps, courtesy of Gren, and prettified the OP as per Min's design. Big thanks to both of them.


WOOHOO!

The Carlisle wrote:I'm considering taking the captain's position, but I have no real knowledge of military officer lingo and stuff. Well, I was in JROTC, but it's not the best source.

Sorry. I had a critical reading failure...

Also, nothing in the vehicles tab. Can't wait to see what we are kitted out with.


Actually, I was thinking of making an officer based on one of the characters from M*A*S*H.
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Postby The Carlisle » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:05 pm

Grenartia wrote:
Agritum wrote:So Ayre, I've got a little idea: I could make a nice Spotify playlist everyone could listen to if they wanted some "ambience" to the RP. Since I'm getting quite the mood from reading the OP with "For What It's Worth" in the background.


May I suggest one or two versions of "Suicide is Painless"? Seems like the movie and the show have the same kind of tone Ayreo's going for here.

I've also got many, many other songs I can suggest.

Ayreonia wrote:Okay, most of you have been assigned to your squads now. Sadly, not everyone got their first pick, but I tried to balance your wants with the platoon's needs. Check the "personnel" post. I've still to figure out a few characters, particularly our mortar section, so if yours isn't listed, don't panic.

Also added maps, courtesy of Gren, and prettified the OP as per Min's design. Big thanks to both of them.


WOOHOO!

The Carlisle wrote:I'm considering taking the captain's position, but I have no real knowledge of military officer lingo and stuff. Well, I was in JROTC, but it's not the best source.

Sorry. I had a critical reading failure...

Also, nothing in the vehicles tab. Can't wait to see what we are kitted out with.


Actually, I was thinking of making an officer based on one of the characters from M*A*S*H.

God damn, that's better than me. All I would have done was faff about incompetently.

Though I could maybe be your senior lieutenant Who has a secret crush on them and only chose the position to get close hold me senpai :p
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Postby Nature-Spirits » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:08 pm

Ayreonia wrote:Okay, most of you have been assigned to your squads now. Sadly, not everyone got their first pick, but I tried to balance your wants with the platoon's needs. Check the "personnel" post. I've still to figure out a few characters, particularly our mortar section, so if yours isn't listed, don't panic.

Also added maps, courtesy of Gren, and prettified the OP as per Min's design. Big thanks to both of them.

Awesome.

Also, what do you think of my idea (and others' of course)?
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Postby The Carlisle » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:30 pm

Just for my character. Since he is a ducal heir, I would like to request that I name a place on the map to call his 'home'

The major city tucked away in the bowl shaped valley under the legend. I would like that to be the city. It's name is Oorburg, after house Oorburg which ruled over the territory for centuries. The city is a major mining and smelting city. Rich in coal and metals, the city is an important area both economically and militarily. A large munitions factory calls its home there, supplying the military a large chunk of its munitions.

It's position makes it difficult to capture from the East, even in modern warfare. The only navigable route to the East is a small mountain pass call Deadman's run. Sheer cliffs on both sides going up and down, and areas that are only wide for a person, the area is naturally defensive. It was made economically viable 200 years ago, when House Oorburg invested in building sturdy metal ledges to allow the building of roads on top of them. But to keep the defensiveness up, they also had the ledges rigged with explosives to collapse the metal ledges, making it impossible to navigate with anything bigger than a man. The ledges have been blown many times, which can be seen by black marks and collapsed cliffs. But they are only really blown when Precambrians invade through that corridor.


Just an idea for flavor.
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No IC?
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Pimps Inc wrote:No IC?

Not yet. Things are getting ready. Trust me, it'll be good.
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Postby Ayreonia » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:38 pm

The Carlisle wrote:
Pimps Inc wrote:No IC?

Not yet. Things are getting ready. Trust me, it'll be good.

On what authority are you saying that? :lol2:
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Postby Gvozdevsk » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:39 pm

Looks like I haven't been assigned to a squad yet. Oh well.

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Postby The Carlisle » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:40 pm

Ayreonia wrote:
The Carlisle wrote:Not yet. Things are getting ready. Trust me, it'll be good.

On what authority are you saying that? :lol2:

MY AUTHORITY. Which extends to and ends at three foot radius around my body....

But no. From the last RP, I can tell it'll be good.

Also, you spotted my little lore thingy in the spoiler?
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Can there be callsigns?
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Risottia wrote:
United States of White America wrote:Although Nietzsche was a god-fearing atheist and his quote is positive, I believe it is negative. I think God has died because of our corrupt, open society, where there is no objective sense of right and wrong. Instead, I propose to resurrect God and avenge him.


No way.

When we meet aliens from outer space, we'll yell:

We poison our air and water to weed out the weak!
We set off fission bombs in our only biosphere!
We nailed our god to a stick!
Don't fuck with the human race!

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Pimps Inc wrote:Can there be callsigns?

There's squad callsigns. Real soldiers don't have those super lame callsigns like in cowwa doody, even in tier one SOF units.

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Postby Toishima » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:48 pm

Toishima is awake now.

Is it just me/Firefox, or are some of the OP images not showing properly?
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Postby Pimps Inc » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:50 pm

Gvozdevsk wrote:
Pimps Inc wrote:Can there be callsigns?

There's squad callsigns. Real soldiers don't have those super lame callsigns like in cowwa doody, even in tier one SOF units.

That's what I was asking.

Where's the list?
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United States of White America wrote:Although Nietzsche was a god-fearing atheist and his quote is positive, I believe it is negative. I think God has died because of our corrupt, open society, where there is no objective sense of right and wrong. Instead, I propose to resurrect God and avenge him.


No way.

When we meet aliens from outer space, we'll yell:

We poison our air and water to weed out the weak!
We set off fission bombs in our only biosphere!
We nailed our god to a stick!
Don't fuck with the human race!

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Postby Grenartia » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:54 pm

Ayreonia wrote:The Theater of Operations

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Higher-res of the operational map above
The warring states and their neighbors
The world

Map credit to Grenartia. Ain't they awesome?


I might not be as awesome as you think. :P

I noticed an error in the tactical map (X's should be bases, O's should be cities), and I thought that you'd list the names for 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the political map. I can correct the first error, and can probably change out the numbers for names on the second (if you can give me names for 1 and 4, since 2 and 3 are Antediluvia and Precambria, respectively), but that's not a guarantee.

Also, thanks for getting the pronoun right!

The Carlisle wrote:
Grenartia wrote:
May I suggest one or two versions of "Suicide is Painless"? Seems like the movie and the show have the same kind of tone Ayreo's going for here.

I've also got many, many other songs I can suggest.



WOOHOO!



Actually, I was thinking of making an officer based on one of the characters from M*A*S*H.

God damn, that's better than me. All I would have done was faff about incompetently.

Though I could maybe be your senior lieutenant Who has a secret crush on them and only chose the position to get close hold me senpai :p


Actually, the Captain's position is filled, according to the OP (I'm guessing the lack of an app means Ayreo's going to post it later), which means unless he just makes new HQ officer positions and jobs avaliable, there's only one officer spot left until a new platoon is formed.

Also, senpai noticed me! :p

The Carlisle wrote:Just for my character. Since he is a ducal heir, I would like to request that I name a place on the map to call his 'home'

The major city in the southeast in the mountains right next to the Precambrian border. I would like that to be the city. It's name is Oorburg, after house Oorburg which ruled over the territory for centuries. The city is a major mining and smelting city. Rich in coal and metals, the city is an important area both economically and militarily. A large munitions factory calls its home there, supplying the military a large chunk of its munitions.

It's position makes it difficult to capture from the East, even in modern warfare. The only navigable route to the East is a small mountain pass call Deadman's run. Sheer cliffs on both sides going up and down, and areas that are only wide for a person, the area is naturally defensive. It was made economically viable 200 years ago, when House Oorburg invested in building sturdy metal ledges to allow the building of roads on top of them. But to keep the defensiveness up, they also had the ledges rigged with explosives to collapse the metal ledges, making it impossible to navigate with anything bigger than a man. The ledges have been blown many times, which can be seen by black marks and collapsed cliffs. But they are only really blown when Precambrians invade through that corridor.


Just an idea for flavor.


:oops:

You might want to see the above error. That 'city' next to the border is supposed to be a base.

After all, its pretty hard for it to be a major Antediluvian city when its that close to the front, and it would've been under Precambrian borders before the war.
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