Battle for Lake Tanganyika (temp. postponed)

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Battle for Lake Tanganyika (temp. postponed)

Postby Darkstorm » Wed May 24, 2017 1:57 pm

[post reserved for prologue]
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika

Postby Darkstorm » Wed May 24, 2017 2:03 pm

The factions to be claimed:
HMS Mimi
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HMS Toutou
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SMS Kingani
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The Mimi and Toutou are allied, but the Kingani is more larger and more powerful than either one. Each team has a hero.
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Also DJ Squidley gets dibs, for suggesting this
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika

Postby Darkstorm » Wed May 24, 2017 2:03 pm

[post reserved for epilogue]
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika

Postby Cakeman » Wed May 24, 2017 3:13 pm

I'm in on HMS Mimi (unless DJ gets dibs). Full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes!
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika

Postby Darkstorm » Wed May 24, 2017 3:26 pm

May I note that the weaponry is size 4 gun with 2d10 exp. +1d4 fire damage and a size 2 machinegun on the British, and a size 4 machinegun with 2d10 exp. +1d4 fire damage. This is to model the weaponry on the actual ships. sadly, no torpedoes are used (or are they?) I might add in forces later, depends on how long this battle takes.
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika

Postby Darkstorm » Wed May 24, 2017 3:27 pm

All three spots are now taken (dibs went to the original thread members, sorry). submit orders for turn 1.
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Cakeman » Wed May 24, 2017 3:33 pm

...didn't I say full speed ahead and damn the torpedos? :)

Maybe some kind of picture of the arrangement at the start of the battle?

(Also, the wiki page is great. "The boats were transported to South Africa and from there by railway, by river, and by being dragged through the African jungle, to the lake.")
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Lake_Tanganyika
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Darkstorm » Wed May 24, 2017 3:39 pm

I will get the prologue done sometime soon, and the epilogue when the battle is over. The prologue will just be a summary of the wiki, but with a few pics.
the ships are positioned like this:

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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Dienekes22 » Wed May 24, 2017 4:01 pm

Quick question, which army is mine?
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Captain-Camper » Wed May 24, 2017 4:31 pm

Hey look a naval battle! Great to see someone doing one again!
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby DJ Squidley » Wed May 24, 2017 5:00 pm

Sorry, just saw this, is it too late to take command of the HMS toutou?
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Archduke » Wed May 24, 2017 6:30 pm

this looks like it is going to be cool
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Darkstorm » Thu May 25, 2017 8:11 am

Dienekes22 wrote:Quick question, which army is mine?

Cakeman has the Mimi, DJ Squidley has the Toutou, and Deiknes22 has the Kingani.
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Cakeman » Fri May 26, 2017 3:37 pm

C'mon guys, this will be epic! Don't let it die!
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Re: Battle for Lake Tanganyika (closed)

Postby Darkstorm » Sat May 27, 2017 1:38 pm

TURN 1

On the HMS Toutou...
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The hero fires at the side of the Kingani.
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A few bricks are knocked off, and one soldier is killed.

On the SMS Kingani...
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Full Speed ahead. The revolving Hotchkiss hits only once, now requires reload. One of the Toutou's troops is killed, and the hero survives the blast.

Troops line up and prepare to fire.
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On the HMS Mimi...
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The Mimi moves just within firing range of its cannon, but outside the range of the troops' long ranged rifles.

The shot barely hits, also not dealing enough damage to kill any soldiers.
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This shall not die!

Turn 2 orders! Send 'em!
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