The Massacre of Shus Forest

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The Massacre of Shus Forest

Post by Kastrenzo » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:11 am

Previously
https://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... 02#p364202

Shus, Mir
A region on the outskirts of the fallen city of Vostok

Image20201109_215451 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
League survivors are fleeing in whatever way they can, with the Black Legion hot on their tail

Image20201109_215755 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
And massive streams of refugees are still coming from the city

Image20201109_215833 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The League leaves a token force remains behind to safeguard the path for retreating forces and fleeing refugees

Image20201109_220500 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Three SLB soldiers travel through the woods, passing scattered debris left by others ahead of them.

Image20201109_220735 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Suddenly, a sound from the trees!
*snap*
Image20201109_220830 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Another group of League soldiers accidentally crosses paths with them and in their startled confusion they almost shoot each other
SLB Militia: GGaaaah!!
Image20201109_220900 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Militia 1: S*** We almost shot you! We were waiting to ambush any Legion freaks that came this way, covering the flank for the blockade on the road!
SLB Militia 2: Well lucky for us that you messed up then!, and lucky for you that it wasn't them! cause you'd be dead after that screw up!
Image20201109_220958 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Mid conversation, heavy fire starts flying at them with trees getting smoked by large caliber weapons and things start to blow up and catch flame

Image20201109_221125 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The Legion's forces have crossed into the Shus region, everything behind them is now surely captured or killed

Image20201109_221252 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Quickly suffering loses, the League troops fight back with what weapons and cover they can

Image20201109_221337 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The guy with the machinegun tries to flank the attackers and cover their retreat

Image20201109_221541 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The situation is quickly getting out of control, more and more Legion troops are crossing into the region.

Image20201109_221623 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Enemies run into each other

Image20201109_221801 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
And the League troops are quicker on the trigger

Image20201109_222030 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Unfazed by their losses, Legion troops keep pushing

Image20201109_222057 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
As more troops cross over, specialists carrying bigger and meaner weapons arrive behind the cannon fodder.

Image20201109_222334 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
This particular unit of League troops is eviscerated by heavy weapons fire

Image20201109_222423 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
And it doesn't take long before there's Black Mages on the field shooting fireballs and magik missiles, In the middle of automatic weapons fire there's suddenley a loud pulse that lights up from the Legion positions

Image20201109_222613 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
And a sizable explosion erupts in the woods. No doubt magik.

Image20201109_224151 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Back at the barricade, the small security group can see a flood of refugees coming, and they can also hear the battle not far off

Image20201109_224230 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Militia: Sir! That's legion gunfire coming from the woods!
SLB Captain: We have to cover those refugees!
Image20201109_224330 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Captain: Deploy the mortars!
Image20201109_224928 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A few League troops nearby try to help hold the attack back, but it's of little use. they're simply outgunned by the advancing Legion that pay no attention or care to their own casualties.

Image20201109_225052 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Artillery starts to fall on the woods and some of the Legion are blown away by it, bodies fly into the trees

Image20201109_225225 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The Legion troops rush forward to get ahead of the artillery, exchanging gunfire with the SLB all the way

Image20201109_225244 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The Sorcerer gets ready to yeet the League troops again

Image20201109_225335 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
And telegraphs his attack so profusely that he promptly catches a bolt to the face

Image20201109_225507 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The last of the troops in the woods tries to flee

Image20201109_225753 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Militia: WTF? The artillery stopped?!
Image20201109_225907 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
They run back towards their own defense line, frantically yelling at their allies
SLB Militia: don't STOP THE MORTARS! THAT FOREST IS FLOODED WITH THEM! KEEP SHOOTING!! HELP!
Image20201109_225935 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The message gets passed down the trench
SLB Militia: More mortars! keep firing!
Image20201109_230008 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Militia: We're hitting them! keep firing!
Image20201109_230058 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Atop one of the hills, a cloaked figure stands and observes the League defenders from afar, presumably an officer of the Legion. Yells across the field, taunting his enemies
Minos: Watch and weep!
Image20201109_230153 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
His troops crest the hill and move towards the road

Image20201109_230237 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Minos: Rip them apart!
Image20201109_230624 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
All at once, the fleeing refugees become stuck in a shooting gallery as Legion Marauders and Cyborgs mercilessly fire into the crowd

Image20201109_230632 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A League Drone Tank escorting the crowd attempts to intervene..

Image20201109_231004 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
But gets hit and blown up by something immediately

Image20201109_230933 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Terrified refugees clamber over the sandbags and fortifications, and the League troops can do nothing but watch for a moment as the stream of fleeing civilians blocks any shot they have on the hillside

Image20201109_230941 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Militia: Captain! they're slaughtering civilians! we have to do something!
SLB Captain: I know!.. but hold this position! We can't do anything for those out there!
Image20201109_231315 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The troops from the flank go rogue, ignoring the Captains orders

Image20201109_231437 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Militia: Hurry!
Image20201109_231442 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
SLB Captain: No! Get back here! that's an order!
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Re: The Massacre of Shus Forest

Post by Kastrenzo » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:00 am

Image20201109_231633 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The would-be rescuers arrive and immediately start trading shots with the hillside Marauders, the Minos character is nowhere to be seen

Image20201109_231740 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
After taking casualties and soldiers getting injured, the Legion retreat off the hill

Image20201109_231925 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Not satisfied with saving the civilians, they continue their push and climb the hill and start shooting down at the Legion in the forest again. Determined to buy the refugees time
SLB Militia: Push em!, hold the high ground!
Image20201109_232030 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

Image20201109_232145 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Minos appears again, somehow having hidden under their noses

Image20201109_232206 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
One of the League soldiers notices him behind them, but before he can point his gun or warn his comrades..

Image20201109_232233 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The Warlord gestures his hand and a burst of red energy flies out of the ground, a demonic portal opens and a freakish winged beast appears

Image20201109_232538 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The victims don't even get a look at it before it turns the hillside into a pile of gore and dismembered body parts.

Image20201109_233118 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Minos stands on the hill staring at the defenses a moment, and then retreats back to the Legion's lines.

Image20201109_233407 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The remainder of the refugees that had not escaped or been killed, are captured. Who knows what horrible fate awaits them, whether sacrificed for rituals, enslaved for labor or corrupted and turned into more Ruinous warriors for their army.

*Part 2 coming, to be continued*
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Re: The Massacre of Shus Forest

Post by Kastrenzo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:08 pm

here's the other half. Only took 2 months to take 20 minutes worth of pictures... Yeah I know.

Image20201230_145240 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The Legion launches their final attack

Image20201230_145423 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

Image20201230_145654 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

Image20201230_145718 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
General: Hah! they're throwing themselves at us! finish them off!
Image20201230_145915 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Before the words can even leave his mouth, there's a large bang, and a car is sent flying in the air
SLB Soldier: Oh no!, no!
Image20201230_150021 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
the car crashes into the fortifications and squashes some people

Image20201230_150139 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A huge Legion mech ambushes the troops

Image20201230_150212 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A brave soldier rushes forward, shooting at it with his little gun

Image20201230_150230 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

Image20201230_150348 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
CRUNCH

Image20201230_150446 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The defenses scramble and panic
SLB General: RPGs! hit that thing!
Image20201230_150517 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
As the rockets train on the mech, it points its own guns back at them

Image20201230_150926 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The Mech's HMG cuts through them like paper, Rocket misfires fly up into the air. Even the General gets slammed by this fire

Image20201230_151125 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Troops on the hilltop try to shoot it point blank

Image20201230_151206 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

Image20201230_151251 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
With a telegraphed swing of the arm, several of them are smashed to bits by the mech

Image20201230_151331 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Out of options, the remaining SLB officers give the order
SLB Officer: RETREAT! RETREAT!
Image20201230_151400 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Everyone starts pulling back, people on the hill jump off

Image20201230_151445 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Their retreat is disorganized and chaotic, everyone almost at once turns their backs and starts running, no one thinks to cover anyone else.

Image20201230_151528 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
*STAB*
And with that, The Legion infantry are right on top of them

Image20201230_151625 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Several of them are gunned down at short range as the Legion Marauders jump over the defenses

Image20201230_151846 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A small number of troops and armed civilians escape to the trucks

Image20201230_151852 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Civilian: No wait for me!
Image20201230_151935 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The truck leaves without him

Image20201230_152023 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He looks behind him, abandoned by those who were supposed to protect him

Image20201230_152042 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The massacre is complete

Image20201230_152127 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

Image20201230_152208 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
**SLICE**
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Re: The Massacre of Shus Forest

Post by Bragallot » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:39 am

RIP. That poor guy though.

Very cool battle, had a cinematic quality to it. The League dudes were clearly missing some MOCs and a hero to even up the odds!
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Re: The Massacre of Shus Forest

Post by SirZaphod » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:35 am

That was great I look forward to reading more in the future.

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