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[HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Theblackdog » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:38 pm

--From the Office of the Commander-in-Chief--
Our agents have intercepted reports that an elite squadron of Kamikazi Pwnies known as the Wünderbolts are being transferred to the NATO forces attacking the system of Waldheim.  If the Wünderbolts are allowed to join the NATO force on Waldheim, their corruption will be spread throughout the system.  Captain Fury, you and your squadron are ordered to intercept and eliminate this threat at all costs.  Our Bavarian allies have deployed one of their new HO-669 fighter bombers to assist you.  Godspeed.

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Captain Fury: "All ships, spread out and engage at your discretion.  The Pwnies are our first priority, but any other hostiles in the area are to be considered corrupt and eliminated."
Buzz Harley: "Hard copy.  Time to turn and burn!"
Captain Fury: "..."
Jagdwaffel Leutenant: "Ja.  Weapons hot."
T.L.A. transport pilot: "Copy that.  The commando team is ready to deploy."

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Rainbow Crash: "Oh look, some new friends.  I wonder if they'll play with us?"

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Britannian Landship Captain: "All fighters, don't let those bastards through.  We'll provide support fire from the ground."
Britannian Flight Leader: "Copy that.  All pilots, engage the enemy at full thrust."
Lieutenant Flashheart: "Yes, sir!"

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Captain Fury maneuvers to fly straight past the enemy squadron...

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...Then uses his vernier jets to spin his plane on its axis and open fire on the pwnie formation.

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Rainbow Crash makes a heroic dive for cover, but two other pwnies are slaughtered and the last one is wounded.  Overkill damage hits the Britannian Meteor.

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Buzz Harley: "I feel the need... the need for D!"
Buzz creates a Danger Zone to respond to potential attacks.

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The Bavarian pilot charges straight for the Landship, hoping to disable its heavy steam gatling before it can pose a threat to the TA squadron.  Unfortunately, his rockets miss.

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The transport drops to low level and moves up, looking for a good place to deploy its troop complement.

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The Britannian flight leader moves to attack Buzz, and quickly learns why you don't enter the Danger Zone.  Buzz Harley dives on him from directly overhead, strafing his plane with gauss cannon fire.

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The flight leader gets his chance to fire back as Buzz pulls out of his dive.  Despite having a clear shot up Buzz's tailpipe, he rolls a 1 for accuracy as his heavy steam gatling hits everything but the target.  Buzz seems oddly disappointed.

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Lord Flashheart moves up and creates a Danger Zone.

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The pwnies attack the T.L.A. transport.  The surviving Wünderbolts mook attempts to kamikazi the plane but only does enough damage to banhammer himself.

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Rainbow Crash tears through the cockpit and rips the pilot's head off.

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With a heroic feat, she aims the transport at Captain Fury's fighter, which amazingly survives the glancing impact with no damage.

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The pilotless transport crash-lands, spilling Disrupted jump commandos from the rear hatch.

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The Mosquito creates a Danger Zone.

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The Blenheim targets Captain Fury for the other planes.

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The Land Destroyer fires its heavy steam gatling at Buzz for 2 points of damage.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Theblackdog » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:38 pm

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The jump commandos fire rockets at the Blenheim, but both shots miss.

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Rainbow Crash: "They may have shot the rest of my squad, but they'll never get me if I stay low.  I'm at 2 inches altitude..."

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Buzz Harley: "I'm at third and main."

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Buzz drops off a fuel/air bomb and counts on his boosters to get him out of the blast radius.

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Rainbow Crash is obliterated by the explosion, and the Mosquito takes a point of damage as well.

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Flashheart: "HA! Just what I was waiting for!  Taste my bullets, you Third alliance scoundrel!"
Buzz Harley: "Is that all you got?"

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Captain Fury creates a Danger Zone.

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The Bavarian pilot tries to shoot down the Blenheim but misses.

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Britannian flight leader: "Bugger all, my crates's halfway in the dirt already.  But I've still got a full load of missiles, and by two-by-two I'm gonna use 'em all.  I just have to go beyond the edge and push the limit like never before-"

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"-oh, bugger."

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The Mosquito flies in to fire a rocket barrage at Captain Fury, only to find itself outmaneuvered.  Captain Fury fires a barrage of 5 Mk.II missiles, bringing it down to only a single SP.

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The mosquito returns the favor, but its four rockets do much less damage.

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Flashheart: "all right, you charming rogue.  Let's end this once and for all!"

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Buzz Harley: "I love it when you talk dirty."
Both pilots charge at each other full speed, firing everything they have.

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As they pass one another, their eyes meet for the first time.

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The land destroyer shoots at Captain Fury with little effect.

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It also fires rockets at the HO-669, but they miss, even though the Blenheim helps out.

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The T.L.A. troops advance and fire on the Landship with rockets and rail carbines, damaging the steam gatling and killing one of the ship's mates.

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Captain Fury kills the other crewmember with his last Mk.II rocket.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Theblackdog » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:40 pm

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The Mosquito dives on him in response, firing its Mk.II guns and inflicting heavy damage.

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Meanwhile, Flashheart and Buzz are still locked in deadly combat.
Flashheart: "Missed me again, you handsome brute!"
Buzz: "Ha! Do you even expect me to feel a gun that small?"
Flashheart: "Hey, it's not the size that matters, it's how you use it!"

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The Mosquito fires an explosive shell from its underslung cannon, killing all four T.L.A. infantry.

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The HO-669 takes revenge for their deaths.  

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Buzz: "We just keep charging at each other and missing!  This isn't any fun."
Flashheart: "You know, I know a good leather bar on the next planet out."
Buzz: "Sounds like fun.  Say, do you have a profile on Battlegrindr?..."
Buzz and Flashheart depart the battlefield for parts unknown.

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Captain Fury attacks the Blenheim, but misses.

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Faced with an overwhelmingly powerful opponent, the Blenheim pilot decides to go out like a boss.

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Both aircraft are downed in the collision.

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Captain Fury: "Score another kill for the T.L.A.'s top ace!"

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"...uh-oh."

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The Bavarian pilot sees Fury's predicament and swoops to the rescue.  "Hop on, Kaptain!  Schnell!"

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Fury jumps onto the HO-669's wing.

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Landship Captain: "Bloody swabbies, good for nothing... I have to do all the work around here as usual.  Eat rocket-torpedo, you bastards!"

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The Bavarian pilot fires first, eliminating the last NATO minifig on the map.
Captain Fury: "That was supposed to be my kill!"

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Bavarian Pilot: "That's it, you can drive home."
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby loafofcheese » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:21 pm

Good show, I hope the danger zone works as well as this in future battles.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Theblackdog » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:37 pm

God dammit, Brickshelf is "Down for maintenance".  If this is the same as their last outage they may be out for weeks.  Go ahead and drop this battle from the HH judging if it's holding everybody else up.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Bluefog » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:40 pm

Another image hosting site? I really wanted to see this. Boourns.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Theblackdog » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:08 am

nvm, apparently they got deep links to work even though the front page is down.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Colette » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:18 pm

Trattoria considers the pwnies an existential abomination and disowns NATO involvement with pwnies. If this is not possible, Trattoria will take whatever steps are necessary to eliminate their menace.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Battlegrinder » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:41 pm

Looks very good, I'm glad the danger zone rules seem to be fairly balanced. If I ever get my stuff unpacked, I might run a test battle with more ground elements to see how they work in a more combined-arms atmosphere.

Theblackdog wrote:Buzz: "Sounds like fun. Say, do you have a profile on Battlegrindr?..."


Was that an intentional rewording, or is there a new word buttplug I should know about? Very amusing either way, but in the 2nd case, I'm surprised it took this long for someone to implement that.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby loafofcheese » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:44 pm

Colette wrote:Trattoria considers the pwnies an existential abomination and disowns NATO involvement with pwnies. If this is not possible, Trattoria will take whatever steps are necessary to eliminate their menace.

Are you going to throw in some dope rhymes for your political declarations?
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Silverdream » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:55 pm

Battlegrinder wrote:
Theblackdog wrote:Buzz: "Sounds like fun. Say, do you have a profile on Battlegrindr?..."


Was that an intentional rewording, or is there a new word buttplug I should know about? Very amusing either way, but in the 2nd case, I'm surprised it took this long for someone to implement that.


It's a play on the term Grindr, the popular fabulous hookup app.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Battlegrinder » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:19 pm

Silverdream wrote:
It's a play on the term Grindr, the popular dapper hookup app.


Yes, I'm aware of that. Stubby noticed it a couple months ago. Hence the "I'm surprised it took this long for someone to implement that".
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Zahru II » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:06 am

Gameplay - 5
Photography - 3
Violence - 4
Writing - 5
Overall Appeal - 5

I really enjoyed the unique setting, game mechanics and somewhat interactive storytelling - photography could be improved though.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Scratch » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:20 pm

Gameplay - 4
Photography - 4
Violence - 4
Writing - 4
Overall Appeal - 5

Good to see someone doing air combat for once, nicely done.
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Re: [HH]Highway to the Danger Zone

Postby Silverdream » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:51 pm

Gameplay: 5
Photography: 3
Violence: 3
Writing: 5
Overall Appeal: 5
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