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« on: April 18, 2013, 06:50:57 PM »

About a week ago, long-range sensors first picked up Zerg Leviathans approaching the Aldebaran System from deep space. Being a remote star-system on the fringes of Terran space, with only a handful of “shake-n-bake” terraforming colonies and industrial/mining facilities scattered among various planets, moons, and asteroids, they had no organized defense network... all they could do was to signal for help, begin evacuation, and hope they got off-world before the first Zerg drop-pods made landfall.

However, the Terran Dominion knows that if the Zerg get a foothold in the system, they'll use it as a launching-point for deeper incursions into Terran Space. And if the Protoss catch wind of Zerg infestation, they'll be along to “cleanse” the Aldebaran System, rendering it uninhabitable and virtually devoid of extractable resources.

And so Admiral Horatio “Bud” Nelson, in command of the Gorgon-Class Battle-Cruiser Megaera, has been sent to see that they don't get a foothold. Although the closest Terran military starship, the Megaera was still nearly two weeks away from the Aldebaran System ... they arrived just in time to see the Zerg Leviathans entering orbit around the fourth planet, home to a terraforming colony designated LV-427. Determined to aid in the colonists' evacuation, and to establish their own foothold on the surface before it was overrun, he ordered his Space Marine Expeditionary Unit to prepare for deployment.

Things went south fast. As the force descended from orbit to secure the location Admiral Nelson had selected for a primary base, a swarm of scourge (flying, exploding kamikaze Zerg) scattered the fighters and dropships, destroying several and damaging others. One dropship, transporting squads from Tango Company (“The Harvesters of Sorrow”), took multiple hits to the primary thrusters and aft hull, and came down hard in the no-man's land near LV-427's (now-evacuated) primary habitat.

Crawling from the wreckage, the survivors of Tango Company find themselves in the rocky, inhospitable wasteland of Aldebaran-4. Battlesuit sensors show that the nearest Terran structure is the LV-427 habitat (dubbed “Rock Ridge Station” by the colonists), several miles away, and no one is able to reach any friendlies on suit comms. If the survivors move quickly, they just might be able to make it to the habitat, use its long-range comm arrays to contact the Megaera or the SMEU's planetary base, and fortify for long enough to hold out for reinforcements or evacuation. If not, they'll be overwhelmed and torn apart by the approaching Swarm.

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PCs are Tango Company Space Marines who have just survived the crash of their dropship in hostile territory. Each player gets:
1. A single 300-point Marine: Infantry Officer (or Sergeant), Medic, Techie, or Medevac Pilot; and
2. Two 250-point Marines: One Standard Infantry, and one more Standard or Infantry Support.

Each PC begins play with the Standard Loadout from their MOS lens ... custom substitutions, from the Terran Gear list, or TL9 (and possibly limited TL9^ or TL10) devices from Ultra-Tech, may be available upon request. However, some gear may have been damaged in the crash.

Pregens
Standard Infantry
250-point Heavy or Irregular Infantry
300-point Officer or Specialist

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 06:54:56 PM »

We'll shoot for a Sunday afternoon/evening, when the ICBINE (which for some reason, I pronounce in my head as "ich bin...") group isn't meeting.

When's good? We're getting ready to move before too long, so my place isn't optimal for hosting ... Tom, are you still open to hosting on Sundays?
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 08:34:33 PM »

We'll shoot for a Sunday afternoon/evening, when the ICBINE (which for some reason, I pronounce in my head as "ich bin...") group isn't meeting.

I totally also do that.

When's good?

Sundays are generally pretty good for me. We've got ICBINE on 4/21, 5/5 (my one holiday off), 5/19, etc as far as I know, and I'm out of town on 4/28. I can also do most weeknights.

We're getting ready to move before too long, so my place isn't optimal for hosting ...

Aww, I'll miss the Lexcave. :]
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 10:23:29 AM »

Sundays are generally pretty good for me. We've got ICBINE on 4/21, 5/5 (my one holiday off), 5/19, etc as far as I know, and I'm out of town on 4/28. I can also do most weeknights.

Maybe we'll pencil in for 5/12 or 5/26, pending further expressed preferences.


Aww, I'll miss the Lexcave. :]

Fear not ... the Lexcave isn't tied to a specific place, it's a complex of environmental symptoms indicative of a disordered mind. It naturally manifests itself anywhere I happen to spend most of my time in meat-space.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 09:52:30 PM »

We'll shoot for a Sunday afternoon/evening, when the ICBINE (which for some reason, I pronounce in my head as "ich bin...") group isn't meeting.

When's good? We're getting ready to move before too long, so my place isn't optimal for hosting ... Tom, are you still open to hosting on Sundays?


Ayup. We can meet at my place any Sunday afternoon.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 10:24:15 AM »

Ayup. We can meet at my place any Sunday afternoon.

Awesome, how's the afternoon of Sunday 12 May?

EDIT: ...Convening at 2PM?

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 06:40:32 PM »

Better move that back by an hour. That's Mother's Day, and if I don't take my mother flowers, and have lunch with her, my ass will be thoroughly kicked, in a very real and substantial fashion.  Shocked

I'll try to schedule my time with her for Saturday, instead, and that may work out -- especially if she wants to see a movie.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 09:20:32 AM »

Roger that, 3PM on Sunday 5/12. I'll get it on the calendar as well...

(Good thing you reminded me about Mother's Day ... I'm very bad at remembering to call certain people on specific days....)
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 08:53:01 AM »

Roger that, 3PM on Sunday 5/12. I'll get it on the calendar as well...

(Good thing you reminded me about Mother's Day ... I'm very bad at remembering to call certain people on specific days....)

It looks like I may be on track for doing things that Saturday. I talked to First Niece, and she'll work that angle. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 04:45:28 PM »

It looks like I may be on track for doing things that Saturday. I talked to First Niece, and she'll work that angle. Smiley

Awesome, thanks for juggling things around!
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 06:35:32 PM »

A'ight, so I'm tentatively leaning towards a Techie for my 300-pointer, but I'd be willing to step aside on that if anybody who knows computers/engineering/etc and can improv that stuff better than I can really wants it. Also making a Rifleman and a Reaper.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2013, 02:46:44 PM »

Standard Infantry - Pvt. James Hammett
Standard Infantry - Pvt. Jason Hetfield
Standard Infantry - PFC Glenn Sugimoto
Standard Infantry - PFC Haywood Szalai
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013, 02:53:05 PM »

Reaper - LCpl. Elwood Vollbrecht (Jet Pack, Twin SMGs, Grenades & Mines)
Heavy Gunner - Cpl. Abdul Corda (Twin Gauss Miniguns)
Marauder - LCpl. Cliff Mustaine (Twin Quad Rocket Launchers)
Firebat - Cpl. Dave Ulrich (Twin Plasma Flamers)
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 03:41:45 PM »

Shouldn't that be "Lars Ulrich?"
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 07:34:53 AM »

Nope, it's definitely Cpl. Dave Ulrich, and Sgt. Lars Burton, DSMC ... you must be thinking of someone else! Smiley
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