1. Post #41
    Dennab
    July 2011
    712 Posts
    Gotta love 40k.

    I'm not sure I have time for this currently as I have some other writing projects but I wish you guys the best of luck and I'll be watching this thread/reading for some hopefully cool stories.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows XP United States Show Events Friendly Friendly x 2 (list)

  2. Post #42
    Hoboharry's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,544 Posts
    Help the 1st engineer squadron, perhaps once you've assisted them, they might be able to operate the flak cannon to your advantage.

  3. Post #43
    Dick Tracy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,034 Posts
    Gotta love 40k.

    I'm not sure I have time for this currently as I have some other writing projects but I wish you guys the best of luck and I'll be watching this thread/reading for some hopefully cool stories.
    Participation doesn't take more than a minute, all you have to do really is to vote on the options presented, or make up a plan. =)

    980.351.M39
    D-day
    Boras Minor
    Segmentum Ultima


    "Alright, here's what we're going to do." You tell your comrade. "We're going to link up with the 1st engineers, they are the ones closest to us." The man, who said his name was Gaius looks at you and nods. He's built like a miner, long strong arms and wide shoulders, and his eyes are just as black as the hair on his head. There is a certain smell around him, as if he hasn't washed for weeks. Nonetheless, he's a pretty good shot.

    "Let's move out." As you make your way north, you decide to snatch one of the las carbines from one of the guards, and two charge packs. You're thrown offguard by the light weight of the carbine, in contrast with your shotgun it feels as light as a feather. You look around, the world you've landed upon is an agricultural world and wide fields spreads as far as the eyes can see, with a few houses spread out here and there. You're not sure what time it is, but it's right above your head so you assume it's around noon.

    the jog takes about 5 minutes, and you finally arrive at the 1st engineers. A dropship has crashed there and the men are working hard to get any survivors out of the burning wreck, with others placing out sandbags in a halfmoon around it, from west to north to the east.

    "You there!" A sergeant shouts, "Get over here and prepare yourself, we're expecting the enemy to-" He's cut short by a loud cracking noise. The sergeant is hit! Blood is spraying out of his neck and he gurgles something incoherent before falling down to the ground. A sniper! Another sergeant snaps to it and shouts out orders for everyone to ready themselves. To the north you spot a large mob, armed with a wide array of weapons.

    Another loud crack fills the air, this time it strikes a soldier between the eyes.
    "Somebody take out that sniper!" The sergeant screams, the large mob is getting closer, and the men start firing wildly at the approaching crowd.

    "He's over there!" Gaius shouts and points towards a set of buildings to the west. It looks like a church of some sort, about 200 meters away. "We need to take care of him or he'll wipe us all out!" Another soldier screams.

    You decide to...

    Stand by your post and deal with the approaching horde. The sniper can be taken care of after you've dealt with the much more present threat.
    or...
    Take care of the sniper. He's a big threat to everyone if left unattended, and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

  4. Post #44
    Hoboharry's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,544 Posts
    Order Gaius to stay at the post and offer whatever support he can, while you go after the sniper, the sniper might kill off the rest of the 1st engineer squadron before the horde even gets there.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows XP Iceland Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  5. Post #45
    I WOTCH ANIEM
    Maximo13's Avatar
    October 2008
    8,027 Posts
    I have to say, you people should use the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer as toilet paper or a throwing weapon. It's useless.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Switzerland Show Events Agree Agree x 1Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  6. Post #46
    Dick Tracy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,034 Posts
    980.351.M39
    D-day
    Boras Minor
    Segmentum Ultima


    "Sir, I'll take care of this sniper."
    "Ultha, Jorgmund, go with this trooper and take care of this sniper!" The sergeant shouts out.

    "Gaius, I need you to provide some covering fire as we make our way to that tower, is that clear?" Gaius nods and you get a quick look on the troopers who'll follow you to take out the sniper. One of them is a large female, much taller than you and with a physique you didn't even know was possible for a female to have!
    She has short, gray hair and her face twitches. She looks old and weary. The other trooper is a man who looks awfully bland, as if he's almost invisible.

    "On me, let's take care of this sniper!" You shout and double-time it towards the sniper. You rush with great haste, dodging between cover as you speed across the field. The sniper keeps shooting at you but seems to miss every shot he makes. Clearly the emperor is smiling at you! About 50 meters from the building you all fall down behind a large stone wall.

    "Ultha, Jorgmund, I want you to dose this heretic with everything you got! I'll try and flank him, and give him a dosage of this" You draw your shotgun, making sure its loaded. "Cover me!" You shout as you quickly jump over the wall.

    The window is being peppered as you make the last 50 meters to the building. You're exhausted, but you have to push on or your buddies are going to die. The door is wide open, you take a quick look inside.
    The room is filled to the brim with dead corpses. The stench is too much and whatever breakfast you had this morning is now on the ground. "The sick fucks, I will give smite them in the name of the emperor!" You mutter to yourself as you steel yourself before entering.

    As you rush up the stairs you hear less of the firing outside. Are your friends dead? What happened? With increased fervour you rush up the stairs, and not before long you come upon a door. This must be where the heretic has locked himself in! You make a push to the door, it doesn't budge.
    Bracing yourself you try again, and this time you break through. You're welcomed by a loud crack, but the bullet goes wide. "In the name of the emperor, die!" You scream and shoot blindly into the room. There is a silence as the dust settles.

    "Balfalu 'r bariaeth!" The sniper jumps you, and only with mere milimeters does he miss. You're taken completely by surprise and fire your shotgun again, but all it does is tear a hole in the cloak of the heretic.

    The man swings his sword wildly, hitting your flak armour again and again. It is only after a while that you manage to get the upper hand by kicking him square in the chest before you impale him with your shotgun. The heretic lets out one last shout, "'r hymerawdwr ydy farw!" before falling completely silent. You thrust him in the chest a couple more times, just to make sure he's dead.

    "He's dead!" You scream before peeking outside the window. The view is astounding, in the far distance large explosions shatter the ground. Must be basilisks pounding the heretics, or at least you hope so. It's silent, almost too silent. You can see the men of the 1st engineers, only a handful seems to be alive but at least they seem to have managed to survive the vicious onslaught.
    "Ultha? Jorgmund? Are you alive?" You scream.

    Jorgmund peeks up from the wall. "I'm fine, but Ultha is hit badly!"

    We managed to kill the heretic sniper, the sight of the slain corpses was too much and we gained 2 insanity points from that, but the successful encounter means +50 xp to us.
    We'll be heading back to the 1st engineers, but first I'll let you decide if we head back right away or if we take a look around the place. Your call!

  7. Post #47
    Gold Member
    RayvenQ's Avatar
    December 2004
    9,289 Posts
    before you impale him with your shotgun.
    Wait what.

  8. Post #48
    Dick Tracy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,034 Posts
    Wait what.
    The shotgun has a melee attachment, effectively making it a spear. =)

  9. Post #49
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    metallics's Avatar
    September 2005
    4,918 Posts
    Take a look around, search the snipers corpse. You might find something valuable or maybe something to help your allies with.

  10. Post #50
    Hoboharry's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,544 Posts
    Pick up the heretic's sniper rifle and head back to support what's left of the 1st engineer squadron, perhaps if you survive all of this after the battle's over, you might be able to get the sniper rifle purified.
    And throw away the trinket you picked up at the shop, it seems to be affecting your shotgun's chance to hit.

  11. Post #51
    Dick Tracy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,034 Posts
    We're going to have a chance to use our experience now too by the way, below is a post with current skills and upgrades we can get.


    [Current experience :475

    Characteristic upgrades, every upgrade gives us +5 in that specific characteristic.

    Simple upgrade
    WS [100]
    BS [100]
    S [100]
    T [250]
    Ag [250]
    Per [250]

    Intermediate (Needs simple upgrade first) upgrade
    WS [250]
    BS [250]
    S [250]

    Skills/Talents
    Awareness (This one decides how well you can spot smaller minor things, hidden traps, ambushes etc)[100]
    Swim [100]
    Pistol Training (Las) [100]
    Sound Constitution (Gives you an additional wound, you may take this three times) [100]
    Thrown Weapon Training (Primitive) [100]

    I'll leave this for you to decide upon until thursday!

  12. Post #52
    Gold Member
    RayvenQ's Avatar
    December 2004
    9,289 Posts
    Simple upgrade
    WS [100]
    BS [100]
    S [100]
    T [250]
    Ag [250]
    Per [250]

    Intermediate (Needs simple upgrade first) upgrade
    WS [250]
    BS [250]
    S [250]

    Skills/Talents
    Awareness (This one decides how well you can spot smaller minor things, hidden traps, ambushes etc)[100]
    Swim [100]
    Pistol Training (Las) [100]
    Sound Constitution (Gives you an additional wound, you may take this three times) [100]
    Thrown Weapon Training (Primitive) [100]

    Total: 450
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  13. Post #53
    Dick Tracy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,034 Posts
    980.351.M39
    D-day
    Boras Minor
    Segmentum Ultima


    Ultha is hit pretty badly, with her arm being torn into shreds near the elbow. She's breathing, but she is knocked out cold. "You take her back and double-time it, this emperor-forsaken sniper will not claim another life!" You bark out the order, "I'll snoop around, see if there are any more enemies around." Jorgmund nods and picks her up.

    You dread thinking about what could've caused this madness, could it be forces of chaos in the working? You enter the church once again, deciding to look around for anything out of the ordinary.
    The bodies lies in droves, stacked about 4-5 bodies high. They are all mangled up really bad, but most seem to have been slaughtered by conventional means, at least you think so, since they all seem to have suffered from blunt-force trauma and nothing unnatural. There is money lying around and you decide that you might as well take the money, it's not like they will have any use for it now.

    "And this piece of grox shit can protect you all" You snarl as you throw away the trinket you 'bought' back on your home planet. It hasn't done you any good so far, now has it?

    The room reeks of putrid and rotten corpses, if you hadn't thrown up earlier you surely would've done it now that the initial surge of adrenaline wears off. You decide to head up the tower again, the sniper might have some clues.
    Once you're up in the tower you look around. The body is still lying where it should be, good. The man doesn't seem to bear any taints of chaos, although he did speak some weird, foreign language.

    The sword is rusty and looks like it has seen its better days, but the sniper rifle he was using could maybe come to good use! It's pretty heavy, and you wonder how the scrawny-looking man could possibly have used it.
    There is a box of rounds lying in the corner of the room, around 13 bullets or so. You snatch it up before you head back to the 1st engineers.

    Some time later...

    "Bloody good job taking out that sniper, he surely would've killed us all if you hadn't taken care of him!" The sergeant looks at you. "The emperor needs more men like you. We've had some success on all fronts but we've been hit hard and most outfits are scattered or completely obliterated so for now on, you're with the 1st engineers. Dismissed!" You bring your haul to Gaius who is battered but alive.

    "So it looks like we're going to join up with these fellas from now on. I'm Aevon Malferus Cain." You both chat for a short while, exchanging information about your past lives. Gaius was born on an agricultural world just like this one, and had spent most of his life with the plow in front of him. He had not actually volunteered to join the imperial guard, but was forced to do so. He doesn't want to tell you why however. You try to push him into answering but you're cut short by the sergeant approaching you. He tells you both to fall in line and report to HQ in 5.

    The HQ is a large tent, capable of holding up to a thousand men. There is a holodeck in the middle, and men running around everywhere, all looking very busy. You fall in with the rest of the 1st engineers, or at least those who can stand. You spot Ultha. You can't seem to see what her arm looks like, and you can't quite make out her facial expression.

    "Gentlemen, we've just recieved orders to pack it up and prepare for the last push. The traitor heretic controlling this world has been found, and we aim to deliver the emperors wrath upon him with great vengeance.
    We the 1st engineers have been called upon to help breach his fortress, since we have no access to orbital bombardment and because we aim to catch this man alive so that he may answer for his crimes. We've come up with a plan however." The commanding officer says, hitting a button on the holodeck. It turns on, with the familiar sound of a portable generator providing electricity to it.

    "We have spotted a few central weak spots that, if we can deliever a few demolition charges to it blow up the outer wall, which would help the main assault tremendeously. I have spoken with the commissar and he have acknowledged this weak spot but our first and primary task is to help assist the main push where we will accompany the other regiments with means of scaling the walls and breaking into his fortress.

    It will be extremely dangerous and is a long-shot, but I believe it is possible, and that this would make our task in bringing the heretic in a lot easier." He shuts the holodeck down and looks on the rag-tag group of men before him. "So, five volunteers. The rest are dismissed, we will link up with everyone else in aproximiatly 36 hours so say your prayers and get some chow and rest. You will need it."

    Do you...

    Volunteer for this task, bringing down the walls with his fury?
    or...
    Dismiss, preparing for the final charge?

    Choose wisely, I'll get an update up on Sunday the 21st.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Sweden Show Events Friendly Friendly x 1 (list)

  14. Post #54
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    LordLoss's Avatar
    January 2007
    2,682 Posts
    Volunteer, explosives are always a good thing.

  15. Post #55
    Spirit Guide
    Big Dumb American's Avatar
    March 2009
    16,959 Posts
    I would like to be a cat, please.

    Character Name
    Rubeus Cateus
    Cat

    Gender
    Male

    Physical Build
    28cm tall, 5.3kg

    Age
    2 years

    Appearance
    I'm a cat

    Origin
    The alley behind Tescos (Or the Imperial equivalent of Tescos)

    Personality
    Rubeus Cateus is a tenacious and unforgiving hunter of mice. He passes swift judgement upon their tiny rodent lives, and his verdict is without mercy. Small fish, too, have faced his harsh justice. He also enjoys staring at cars and laying on windowsills.

    Skills
    Speak Language: Cat
    Common Lore: cat culture
    Common Lore: rodent culture
    Common Lore: can-opener noises


    Traits
    Melee Training (Claws, Teeth)
    Heightened Awareness (Fuzzballs, critters, moving spots of light)
    Dampened Awareness (People carrying heavy loads down stairs)
    Adept Yarn-Ball Batter
    Advanced Ambusher

    Gear
    -None, I'm a cat-

    Money
    43 Thrones

    XP available: 25
    XP overall: 475

    Fate Points: 1/2

    Insanity Points: 12

    Corruption Points: 1

    Cat Points: 15
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 5 (list)

  16. Post #56
    Hoboharry's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,544 Posts
    Volunteer for the task and ask Gaius if he would like to volunteer aswell.
    Also, see if you can find a weapons specialist to give you some information on the sniper rifle you obtained from the sniper, it might be corrupted.

  17. Post #57
    Spirit Guide
    Big Dumb American's Avatar
    March 2009
    16,959 Posts
    Lick paws.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  18. Post #58
    Dick Tracy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,034 Posts
    I would like to be a cat, please.

    Character Name
    Rubeus Cateus
    Cat

    Gender
    Male

    Physical Build
    28cm tall, 5.3kg

    Age
    2 years

    Appearance
    I'm a cat

    Origin
    The alley behind Tescos (Or the Imperial equivalent of Tescos)

    Personality
    Rubeus Cateus is a tenacious and unforgiving hunter of mice. He passes swift judgement upon their tiny rodent lives, and his verdict is without mercy. Small fish, too, have faced his harsh justice. He also enjoys staring at cars and laying on windowsills.

    Skills
    Speak Language: Cat
    Common Lore: cat culture
    Common Lore: rodent culture
    Common Lore: can-opener noises


    Traits
    Melee Training (Claws, Teeth)
    Heightened Awareness (Fuzzballs, critters, moving spots of light)
    Dampened Awareness (People carrying heavy loads down stairs)
    Adept Yarn-Ball Batter
    Advanced Ambusher

    Gear
    -None, I'm a cat-

    Money
    43 Thrones

    XP available: 25
    XP overall: 475

    Fate Points: 1/2

    Insanity Points: 12

    Corruption Points: 1

    Cat Points: 15
    Exterminatus!

  19. Post #59
    Spirit Guide
    Big Dumb American's Avatar
    March 2009
    16,959 Posts
    Exterminatus!
    Rubeus Cateus attacks his reflection in a window (it is hilarious).