Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]   Posted by Clan Wolf.Group: 0
Clan Wolf
 GM, 60 posts
 Our Legacy is
 The Sword
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 02:11
Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Currently rented for the Aces Wilds Unit. 12 chairs surrounding a table with a mounted strategical mapping interface for pre-mission planning and tactical overview of any missions assigned to the unit. Strategical discussions and careful planning while utilizing unit cooperation is the key to any Merc's success.

There is a coffee maker found by the corner of the room and a terminal near the entrance doors.
Malcolm
 Ex-Clanner, 27 posts
 Callsign: Heilo
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 03:12
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Malcolm stood in the large circular conference table. He had a sidearm holstered under his left arm. His right bicep had a tattoo of a wolf. "Please be seated." He said as everybody entered the room. There was a screen behind Malcolm with the unit logo.




OOC: Please post your entrance. Have fun :)

This message was last edited by the player at 03:26, Fri 25 Jan 2013.

Jacob Lin
 Negotiator, 29 posts
 Roach
 COM-2D Commando
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 03:37
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Jacob came in and scanned the room, taking note of the features as he walked past a few seats. He soon rested a hand on a seat located nearer to the screen and settled down into the seat to wait for the others.
Ike Duran
 Wealthy, 40 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 06:14
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
As Ike walked in he looked around trying to notice everything in the room as he'd been doing since he'd arrived in the complex and then threw himself into one the chairs that was about half way between the door and the screen on the opposite side of the room. "Fancy, you'd think they just expect groups to huddle around a small noteputer for things like this."
Alicia Wilds
 Wealthy, 18 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 18:05
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
She walked in, whistling as she saw the setup.

"Noteputer nothing.  I've had to sketch out enemy movements in the dirt with a stick before.  I'll take this over that any day."

She plopped into a seat and scooted it back, enough to put her feet up on the next adjacent seat.
Adrian Wilcox
 Wep-Dealer, 45 posts
 Callsign: Havok
 COM-2D Commando
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 18:27
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
After changing into clean utilities; Black trousers and tunic with red piping, and light weight tall laced combat boots ... Adrian walked into the conference room still wearing his Browning sidearm in a shoulder rig ... a noteputer in one hand and his Z-pad in the other. He dropped both in front of the chair to the left of Malcolms ... reserving the one on the right for Tomoe; Malcolms' XO. ... Then he walked over to Malcolm ... offering him his hand ... Major ? Orders ?
Ike Duran
 Wealthy, 42 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 19:00
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
"I used to draw pictures in the snow to keep my occupied," Ike said in response to Alicia. "Much more fun than trying to make a noteputer correctly display a map and movements."
Riley Finn
 Wep-Dealer, 40 posts
 Call Sign: 'Dead Eye'
 Urbanmech UM-H-X
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 21:47
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Riley walks in to the briefing room looking particularly smart in a freshly pressed uniform of dark navy. Seeing a couple of faces he recognises from the lounge he nods to himself before taking a seat. His latest bout in the simulator is still running through his head, so he leans forward in his seat waiting anxiously for the briefing to begin.
Tactical Officer
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 22:09
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
-New Transmission Recieved-
The console that connects to the holographic interface of the table begins to beep.

"Good morning, Commander. I am Kasandra Boshcetov, your team's tactical assessment officer for the duration of this mission. The MRBC Committee would like nothing less but the best for Outreach, so clearly I am here to supervise your unit's capacity for competence and reliability to further acknowledge your unit on future contracts. I will also assist in any tactical overview that may help your team through any given situation."

"Your unit's current mission will be held at the Romulus Continent due south of Harlech. The Rocky mountains would provide most of your cover but being ambushed and getting cornered would be a best bet with these types of terrain. The Black Widows would have advantage mostly because they have tactical familiarity with the area, plus they will have far superior technological advantage in this fight."

"Natasha Kerensky will be present during the mission and will lead her company to try to take out your entire team. I have no word on the exact number nor the kind of Mech of units your team will be facing off with, but I do know the CO herself will be piloting a Nova Cat."

"Once your team is ready, you may board the Dropship Norad to bring you to the Black Widow's temporary base of operation outside Harlech. I'll also be sending you a rough imagery of the battle area that your team will be fighting in. The Red Dot will be your team's drop point."



Adrian Wilcox
 Wep-Dealer, 47 posts
 Callsign: Havok
 COM-2D Commando
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 22:38
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Adrian watched as the tactical display evolved into a digitalized terrain map and listened to the communication ... Nova Cat ... That's a 70 ton mech for those that were not paying attention in class.
Jacob Lin
 Negotiator, 31 posts
 Roach
 COM-2D Commando
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 02:29
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
"If we can take higher ground, we may have the advantage even if it is training," Jacob remarked to no one in particular as he looked at the rendering of their training site, "Otherwise we'll have to make do with the forest nearby to avoid getting spotted quickly..."
Malcolm
 Ex-Clanner, 31 posts
 Callsign: Heilo
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 04:36
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Malcolm studied the map for several minutes. Finally he turned to the rest of the unit. "Remember they will be armed with a Heavy Extended Range PPC. I would like to hear suggestions."

"One - What are our strengths."

"Two - How can we best use our strengths on this mission?"

Tomoe Tetsuhara
 Hero, 32 posts
 Call Sign: Katana
 Mongoose MON-67
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 04:52
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Entering the briefing room late with James Gordon in tow Tomoe plants the newest member of the Aces Wild into a chair with the others as she moves around the central table computer to take up her place next to Malcolm to catch up on the tactical information briefly before offering her suggestion.

”Our only advantage is numbers, so we will need to stick together, or at least stay close enough that we can regroup almost instantly.  Our best bet will be to head west under the cover of the trees and cross the water at grid coordinate 0614, then hug the western bank of the river closely as we move northward.  This will give as much cover as possible and allow our electronics folks to cover most of the area fairly quickly.

Once we find the Nova Cat ignore everything else, if we can bring that beast down this mission will not only turn into a payday but we will give one of the the Dragoon's star battalions a big black eye that nobody will forget any time soon.”


Once again her tactical doctrine is based not only on what will work, or what will pay the bills, but also on what will get the unit's name into the minds of the public.
Jacob Lin
 Negotiator, 32 posts
 Roach
 COM-2D Commando
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 05:20
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
"Well... I think most of us are on light mechs..." Jacob added as he looked closer at the map, "So I guess we have the element of speed on our side if needed? Considering they will be testing weapons that are effective at long range, our best bet would be to get close enough that they can't use their weapons..."
Malcolm
 Ex-Clanner, 32 posts
 Callsign: Heilo
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 05:30
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Malcolm began to type up a request to the Liaison officer. He looked up and explained what he did, "I asked the Liaison officer if there were any data on the Heavy ER PPC. They may not want to share the information, but you never know. However we do have the ER PPC as an example. Unlike the standard PPC which has a minimum range. The ER PPC does not have a minimum range. Therefore we must suspect that the Heavy ER PPC does not have a minimum range."

"But Jacob's point is valid. We'll need to get in really close for our unit to be effective. That is our strength. Along with numbers. The Inner Sphere units showed that by combining fire and not being bound by Zellbrigen to be their strength."


Malcolm waited for other comments.
Liason Officer
 NPC, 3 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 05:50
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
New Message Received.

You request has been granted by the board. However due to its sensitive nature, you have been cleared to only see a limited amount of data concerning this experimental weapon. Access to this data will be revoked within 24 hours, all access to this weapon's schematics will be closely monitored for any attempts to duplicate its data.

CostWeaponHeatDamageMin Range   S      M      L      Tons      Ammo/Ton   
 
-
 
 
Heavy Extended Range PPC (Heavy ER PPC)
 
 
18
 
6
Classified
Classified
Classified
-3
11
-

If there is anything further we can provide you, please let me know. Good day.
- Liason Officer ID No. 4-3212

This message was last edited by the player at 05:54, Sat 26 Jan 2013.

Adrian Wilcox
 Wep-Dealer, 50 posts
 Callsign: Havok
 COM-2D Commando
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 06:34
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Adrian listened carefully and looked at the map and projections ... As we don't yet know the types or actual numbers of the opposition and we won't till we are in the thick of it we can't really make comparisons nor should we make assumptions. ... He looked down at his noteputer then continued ... And we seem to run the gammot on speed, those Urbanmechs aren't exactly cheetahs ...
Ike Duran
 Wealthy, 47 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 09:17
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
As a few of the group discussed this experimental weapon, Ike looked up to Tomoe and said, "I disagree with some of what you said. Crossing the river in the south and then following it is only good if the river is crossable all along it. If it's not then there's no guarantee we'll find a crossing in the south and if we follow the river we could very easily get ambushed and have no way to fall back since it would mean crossing the river. Like the guy said: our enemy knows this place better than us."
Riley Finn
 Wep-Dealer, 44 posts
 Call Sign: 'Dead Eye'
 Urbanmech UM-H-X
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 21:22
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
"So if our only advantage is numbers i guess that means we need to try and attack each element individually. Especially given that we don't know the composition of the enemy units. Also the enemy knows the terrain better than us, so that should suggest that we need at least some sort of recon element to our own forces. I'm not trying to tell people how to do this. But if we're going into this we may as well try to win."
Alicia Wilds
 Wealthy, 20 posts
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 04:30
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
"Maybe we're giving the weapon too much in the way of fear.  Look at the heat output of that weapon- it's going to be a heck of a drain on their heatsinks.  Not to mention that weight- eleven tons means they won't be just slapping them on everything if they don't want some one-trick mechs."

Alicia leans forward, patting her hand on the table.

"Priority should be on taking out the heavies, but it's not like we can sit back and let thier lightweights pick us to death."
Tomoe Tetsuhara
 Hero, 35 posts
 Call Sign: Katana
 Mongoose MON-67
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 08:54
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Following the same technical data Alicia pointed out and adding to it a few assumptions about the mission and just who offered it.

”More likely than not they have only a few of them, true, and perhaps only one, in either case we can be fairly sure the Nova Cat has one and that is our primary goal, all other concerns are secondary.  To that effect if we encounter light resistance we destroy it as quickly as possible, if we find any significant threats we evade, which will be tricky for the Urbanmechs without buildings to hide behind, until we find the Nova cat, then we ignore everything else and move into optimum striking range and throw everything we have at it, until it goes down, or we run out of guns.”
Malcolm
 Ex-Clanner, 36 posts
 Callsign: Heilo
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 22:36
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
OOC: Only 6 of the 8? have posted in this thread.
Does this mean that some folks have ignored my 1st post in this thread or simply forgot to post something here.

Up to the GM if he wants to wait or move on...

This message was last edited by the player at 22:36, Mon 28 Jan 2013.

Ike Duran
 Wealthy, 51 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 22:37
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
ooc: it's up to us since it's our mission and the mission thread is already up
Adrian Wilcox
 Wep-Dealer, 56 posts
 Callsign: Havok
 COM-2D Commando
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 23:05
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
Adrian sat and listened then offered ... All theories and strgeties are certainl;y valid until we get on the ground ... Then as the old saying goes "No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy" ... We must assume that if the Nova Cat shows itself early and at range then it may be bait and we need be careful ... very careful. The Black Widow would nearly always be front and center in a battle unless it was part of a plan.
Clan Wolf
 GM, 74 posts
 Our Legacy is
 The Sword
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 01:21
Re: Briefing Room [Aces Wilds]
[ooc:] all threads's timeline are not in-sync, anyways. Players can continue rping here in the briefing while they can already start posting in the mission thread.