The bros Au and Zappa share a beer between missions while Russell tends bar.
Harvey Bernstein is promoted to Squaddie after doing a Covert Op. He’s a Sniper.
The Reapers have been found, along with @Hotfreak. I sent him and Zappa Halloween on Covert Op to find the Templars. Hot Freak will get a promotion out of it.
4 - OPERATION HIDDEN PARAMOUR (wat)
Recover Item from Resistance Haven
Guerrilla Tactics School is now online, so we can bring 5 Team Members.
Team Members -
Corporal Chick - Grenadier
Squaddie Bernstein - Sniper
Corporal Lufkin - Specialist
Corporal Au - Skirmisher
It’s the ruined subway map this time. First pod is a Sectoid and an ADVENT Stun Lancer. Bernstein snipes the Sectoid while the rest of the team waits in overwatch. The Sectoid drops, but the team is unable to drop the Stun Lancer. He runs up and stabs Lufkin for 3 dam. But now he’s totally exposed. Au finishes him off easily.
The second Pod walks into range, a Sectoid and a Trooper. Au is in overwatch and wounds the Sectoid. Chapman flanks the Sectoid and takes it out. Chick grenades the Trooper, severely wounding it and removing its Full Cover. Bernstein moves up and Pistols it down.
The third pod walks into range, a Trooper and a Stun Lancer. Lufkin hacks the thingy remotely with his Gremlin but fails to get the bonus. Au tosses his grenade to wound the Stun Lancer, and Chapman takes a shot at it but is unable to hit. Chick and Bernstein also miss… but Lufkin with his final action manages to drop it. Bernstein is able to snipe and kill the final Trooper despite his Full Cover. Victory!
Chapman - Lufkin - Chick - Bernstein - Au
Chapman is promoted to grenadier, Lufkin is promoted to Sergeant and wounded for 6 days, and Au is also promoted to Sergeant.
Lufkin (now Butchie) and Chick form a bond!
Here’s Corporal @Hotfreak. I tried to make him as “sexxy” as I could without resorting to… those… mods.
(I can’t change his Nick until he’s a Sergeant.)
Templar Bob Kosc has also arrived. We now have one of each of the specialist units. Halloween was mildly wounded in the Covert Op.
If you don’t like how your char looks, I’ll be happy to customize them. Just be aware that due to the Law of XCOM they will almost certainly die the next mission. ;)
Yup, that’s me all over, doin’ the science!
- El, “Guap”, Guapo
- Mexican or American
- Red and White (if Medic) or Blue
Medic Specialist, or whatever gap you need to fill. Eyepatch and cigar, if I survive a few missions.
Reporting for duty, in addition to being the team Templar, I will be providing snacks for everyone.
I have never been more engaged or invested in a forum thread! Great stuff!
I’ll join too if you need reinforcements at some point.
- MJ “Dutch” Greeny
- Orange ofcourse!
- Male, Templar (edit: or anything else, really)
Scott “Hazy” Sillhouette
No silly hats
(I like mods such as “Point Based Not Created Equal” which give weighted variation in starting stats, since it helps my roleplaying char development.)
I guess we’re getting pretty far down the ranks, but if y’all get chewed up:
O’Malley “O’Malley” O’Malley
(Any, any, any)
What can I say. Well written, engrossing.
Oh yeah. yay me! :)
It turns out I misinterpreted the initial images, and that my character is not the one with the Guile-hair but rather the Supernatural looking character with the flowing locks and perfect facial structure.
Based on this new info I take back everything I said about wanting a soldier bond. Not to put too fine a point on it, I am way out of the league of everyone else on this team. Don’t call me until I get some sort of disfiguring plasma burn or other crippling injury.
5 - OPERATION DIAMOND STANK (lol)
Extract ADVENT Supplies
Corporal Chick - Grenadier
Squaddie Bernstein - Sniper
Squaddie Russell - Specialist
Corporal Freak - Reaper
Squaddie Kosc - Templar
I expect the Hunter to make an appearance this mission, but Lufkin needs a rest. Russell will have to handle any healing. It’s the “tag the boxes before the aliens do” kind of mission. While concealed, Freak runs up to a box and tags it… which reveals the whole team. Good job, Commander. A Viper and an ADVENT Purifier are activated. Kosc runs up to melee the Purifier, wounds it, but activates a second pod - a Purifier, a Stun Lancer, and a Trooper. Five enemies are now active. It’s not looking good. Chick launches a grenade at the Viper, wounding it and removing its cover. Bernstein snipes the Viper, but as is often the case with Vipers, it only grazes for 2 damage. Russell takes a shot at the Viper and misses, but Freak is able to finish it off. The Purifier flames Kosc, but misses. The Priest casts Holy Warrior on the Stun Lancer, who runs up to Kosc and wounds him for 2. The Trooper piles it on, taking a shot at Kosc but misses!
Kosc melees the Stun Lancer and only removes its Holy Warrior shield. Chick flanks the Stun Lancer and hits it for 6, it only has 1 HP left. Russell manages to flank the Stun Lancer and finish it off. Freak and Bernstein team up to take out the Trooper.
The Purifier flames Russell, catching her on fire, but then the Purifier puts her in Stasis, possibly removing the fire? Chick is able to move to pick up the loot the Viper dropped, then turn and drop the Purifier. Only the Priest remains active, but he’s pretty far away. Oh, no, Russell is still on fire and takes 2 dam, but then the fire goes out. Kosc melees the priest for 5, but it’s still up. Chick hits it with his final grenade, reducing it to 1 HP where it goes into Stasis. On its next turn it takes a shot at Kosc, but misses due him being behind Full Cover. The loader the Priest was using for cover blows up, finishing him off. There are no active enemies, time to mark some boxes!
Bernstein runs up to tag a box near the end of the turn and activates a pod with a Viper, Purifier, and a Trooper. Not good. The ADVENT capture the box Bernstein was using for cover, leaving him exposed. The Viper tongue-grabs him, reducing him to 3 HP. The Purifier flames him! I can’t tell if it hit anything. The Trooper hits Freak for 3, reducing him to 2 HP. A bad round, and the team is separated collecting boxes. Chick shoots at the exposed Purifier, but can’t hit it. Russell moves up, but can’t get a bead on the Viper, so she wounds the Purifier, unable to drop it. Freak moves up, hits the Viper and CRITS it for 7, freeing Bernstein. Kosc is too far away so he… captures two boxes. :)
Bernstein grabs some light cover and Pistols the Viper, killing it. The Purifier flames him, misses, but Bernstein is standing in fire… he moves out and catches fire. Freak flanks the Purifier and takes it out, leaving only the Trooper. Chick moves up and takes it out, despite poor odds. Victory!
Russell - Freak - Chick - Kosc - Bernstein
Kosc, Bernstein, Russell, and Freak are wounded, but the newly built Infirmary should help. Bernstein is promoted to Corporal, Chick to Sergeant, and Russell to Corporal.
Russell and Bernstein form a bond! High five!
Truculent is promoted to Sergeant after a Covert Op.
IIRC you can be in the middle of a poison cloud and be okay, until you move, poisoned. Not sure if it’s the same for fire though.
I am the best at capturing boxes!
Good thing I’ve got short hair with the whole catching on fire thing.
Happy taking out that stun lancer, hate those guys.
Bernstein, as a sniper you have my back from up high somewhere and I’ll promise to keep you alive. Oh, and congrats on that promo.
Oh man, you did it. You went there.