There's got to be a morning after...   Posted by Gunny Spooky.Group: 0
Gunny Spooky
 GM, 13 posts
 Head Drill Instructor
 Pain is the new normal
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 00:16
There's got to be a morning after...
The Bunker Hill took two lazy orbits around Tirol as the Spacy Crew tested the ship's systems. The meeting broke up just about the time the Captain announced, Fold operation to commence in 15 mikes.

10 mikes.
Five mikes
Two Mikes
One mike

Then the minute countdown.

When the 1MC counted down to zero, the entire ship shuddered, causing a brief moment of space sickness. Once that was over, the fold was very smooth, unlike harsh folds aboard Zentraedi ships or the SDF-1. The Robotech Research Team had fine-tuned the fold engines for crew and passenger comfort, without sacrificing speed or range. ETA to Tattooine, seven days.

After a night's sleep, or whatever the team did after hours, everyone reported for training in a sim room. Every mecha the team used had a corresponding simulator. From veritech fighters, to destroids, to hovertanks and silvers and cyclones.

Each simulator had a holo screen to simulate a HD, realistic view of a battlefield. Hydraulics and miniaturized gravity generators simulated inertia and movement. Audio was available in the cockpit, for everything from radio traffic to the whoosh of a launching missile. It was the best way to put a marine in harm's way, without actually putting them in harm's way.

There was a lectern with several benches and tables in front. Everyone was provided with a bag nasty. On the menu were two sausage and egg burritos, cereal and milk, an apple, a muffin and a ooh-rah bar, and a quart of bottled water. Condiments like salt, pepper and salsa were included.

The head tech geek approached Gowdey. She was very cute, in a nerdy sort of way. Lt. Haruhito was spacy, not marine, but had a good grasp of the sims, both programing and operation. "Good morning. How would you like to begin the simulation?"
Lt. Gowdey
 player, 15 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 17:33
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Gunny Spooky (msg # 1):

I want each member to do solo swarm training.  Run it in waves where each wave increases by 1 until the marine is eliminated.

Then i want some 1 on 1 sims for heads up for each marine.

Next i want swarm training with the full fire team.

Long distance sniper training using pointman telimitry sims

Finally i want some tactical training sims, for the full fire team where we are to navigate from point A to B while sneakin.  Evasion training.
Lt. Haruhito
 NPC, 1 post
 1st Lt.
 Technical Officer
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 04:17
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Lt. Gowdey (msg # 2):

"Lt. Gowdey, we can try to do all that this morning, but other units are waiting to use the sims, as well.

"For the purposes of this training, all ordinance carried will be high explosive, with the largest yield of their classes. As the squadron technology, I have programmed the simulator so that mecha will use your actual camouflage patterns. Do you have any questions?"
Gennie
 NPC, 9 posts
 2nd. Lieutenant
 Air Ground photorecon
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 06:19
There's got to be a morning after...
Gennie came to the sims prepared. She wore a dark European grey suit of CVR-1 over a tan flight suit. At her side was her sidearm. Going for realism, here... Her shoulder bore the script VMFA (AW) over a large 242. On her other shoulder was a slightly lighter grey shadow of a bat, with a lightning bolt behind.

She opened the sack breakfast, inspecting the burritos. She sighed finding meat and eggs in it. "Hey anyone, trade you a burrito for cereal, fruit or the muffin."

As she read a safety guide on the sims, she munched her cereal. She preferred Capt. Crunch. Still, she pocketed the Oooh-Rah bar, and helped herself to some November Juliet (Coffee) out of an urn. She made hers a double double and returned to her seat. With a look around, she looked for other teammates, but none had arrived yet.

Haruhito was kind of a cutie, but a bit bookish for her liking. She wondered how she would fare in a derby.

"Question, sir?" she rose to address Gowdey. "What are our callsigns and what freques will we on?"
Ashley
 GM, 12 posts
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 19:28
There's got to be a morning after...
Ashley walked into the sim room in her digicam CRV-1.  At various different spots large hole fishnet type wire mesh was attached in such a way as to not interfere with a transforming cyclone, but still able to attach loose and light gear or bits of vegetation.

Looking over at Gennie when she asked for a trade, "LT. Ste. Croix, heads up." tossing an apple her way.

Waiting for the others to arrive, she took an old 1911 with a few customizations, crossed herself catholic style and proceeded to put it away in her gear.  She continued to check out her gear.

"Suggestion sir?" Looking over at Lt. Gowdy, "We could always put the sim on random.  Keep everyone on their toes."
Gennie
 NPC, 10 posts
 2nd. Lieutenant
 Air Ground photorecon
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 21:53
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Ashley (msg # 5):

Genevieve caught the apple in one hand while returning the favor with a burrito tossed from the other hand. She chomped the apple, chewed and swallow.

"Please, my name is Gennie." She smiled friendly and took another bite.
Lt. Gowdey
 player, 16 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 18:15
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Lt. Haruhito (msg # 3):

LT.  I am training Marines, not Achor Clankers.  We adapt and overcome, but you cant expect me to take unproven fire teams into combat without training.  we are at the top of our fields, but iwill be a god damn son of a bitch if we will get rushed out of sims because someone who could not get thier asses here first shows up.  prep the navigation stealth sim and throw some random swarm training in as well.  i want both fire teams starting as a combined training in 10 mikes.  DO YOU GET ME, Lt?
Lt. Haruhito
 NPC, 2 posts
 1st Lt.
 Technical Officer
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 03:57
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Lt. Gowdey (msg # 7):

Ai Haruhito smiled, and took a gaze at Gowdey's shoulder. Then she gazed at her own silver bar. "Is THAT right, Lieutenant? I think we take orders from the same colonel, but I could be wrong." The nerdy girl stood Spacy to marine with Gowdey.

"Look, I'll run the best and most complete program I can in the time allotted, Lieutenant. After this, we'll do a mecha shakedown. If you have any gripes, we'll sort them out. But, and this is from Godfather (Col. Schiavone)... Get a feel for your team and get some sim time in."
Roberts
 player, 4 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 17:04
There's got to be a morning after...
Lt Roberts actually showed up *on time* to the sim room; like her fellow pilots she was clad in her CVR-1 armor, over-top of her fairly basic STORM flight suit, still bearing the patch of her previous unit (a metallic dragonfly carrying an EU-14 underslung), although unlike Gennie she lacks the side-arm. Settling on a bench, Aly dug around in her breakfast box, nibbling on the burritos hungrilly - not great food, but guaranteed to provide all the carbs and nutrients her body needed. While eating, she takes in the group once more, trying to get a feel for things.
Thompson
 player, 8 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 01:34
There's got to be a morning after...
Thompson, decked out in his battle armor and a holstered M-30, strolls into the room.  He snatches a bag nasty, finds a corner, sits down, and observes the room quietly as he eats his breakfast.  He never cared for sims.  He'd much rather be out in the field whether it be training or actual combat.
Lt. Haruhito
 NPC, 3 posts
 1st Lt.
 Technical Officer
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 19:28
There's got to be a morning after...
Haruhito made her way to a computer staffed with a few other techs. "This will be a ground/air battle between the team and Invid waves of increasing number. Missiles and projectiles are finite, as is damage. Terrain will be a mountain valley with a stream, several clearings, and a coniferous forest. Weather indicates snow on the ground with a wind gusting from the south at a maximum of 25 kmph. Temperature is around -5 C, with light snow, mixing with sleet falling. You will all be in your primary mecha. Two silverbacks, the alpha and beta, the hovertank, the destroid and the battloid. Do you have any questions?"
Tanusha
 player, 7 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 17:50
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Lt. Haruhito (msg # 11):

Tanusha strolls in, unrepentant of her lateness. As far as Tanusha's concerned, she doesn't go to the party; she brings the damned party.

She tosses her head, sending blue and silver hair flying across her right shoulder, cascading down to her waist, and offers a quirky half-smile.

"Hi", she says. "Did someone mention a sim? When can we go?"
Gennie
 NPC, 12 posts
 2nd. Lieutenant
 Air Ground photorecon
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 22:40
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Tanusha (msg # 12):

Gennie giggled at Tanusha's brusqueness. She wondered if she was some Quaedlunn ace in the fleet. Didn't make much sense to put her on the ground, though. She guessed by her petite frame, she was maybe a tech specialist. She was kind of cute, too. So many bettys on the team.

The Quebecois woman finished the apple she'd swapped a burrito to acquire, tossing the core into the bin. Dedicated agro ships made sure there was plenty of produce, and aquaculture ships provided seafood. She wished there were more cattle and pork producing ships, but understood it wasn't the most efficient type of food, though some existed, to improve morale.

She made her way to the Alpha simulator as Haruhito gave the instruction. Next, she pulled on her helmet and left the visor on, awaiting orders from Gowdey.

"Hey Roberts, let's go in as separate units. I'll laze for you if you need and follow up with some missiles. We can probably clear a hoard on our own."
Lt. Gowdey
 player, 17 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 04:37
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Gennie (msg # 13):

He gave Haruhito a stern look, but realized he couldn't pull rank. In a way, having a technical officer in the squad had a lot of merit. In other ways, it was a pain in the ass. He realized the Spacy could probably get as much sim time as it wanted. On the other hand, Marines made do.

Gowdey glared at Tanusha, who had now been tardy twice. "HM3 Tanusha? You were late to yesterday's briefing, and you are late NOW. Do not make it a third time, understand?"

"Alright leathernecks, time's being wasted. Everyone find your sim and let's get started. Swarm defense sounds good, Lt. Haruhito."

He made his way to the Tomahawk sim, climbed in and began the pre-op manifest, and energized his mecha. "Get ready to get some!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:32, Wed 16 Nov 2016.

Ashley
 GM, 13 posts
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 02:25
There's got to be a morning after...
Ashley watched everything with interest trying to get a grasp on everyone.  Before she even think about tasting the burrito's they were gone.  Something that was for the best truthfully.

Glaring at Tanusha as she was late yet again, Ashley started walking towards her.  As she approached, just after Lt. Gowdey said his piece, Ashley whispered to Tanusha,
Roberts
 player, 5 posts
Tue 22 Nov 2016
at 17:39
There's got to be a morning after...
Roberts flashed a grin to Gennie at the suggestion, nodding then turning her attention to Gowdey; as he ordered the group to the sims, she stood smoothly and moved to stand next to the Alpha pilot. "Lets show these ground-pounders how its done, hey?" she suggests with a playful smirk, before moving to mantle into her own simpod.

Once there, the Marine quickly buckles in, adjusting the 5-point harness until comfortable, then adding the helmet and strapping it on. Carefully Roberts goes through the pre-flight and pre-combat check, meticulously checking off in her head each step.
Thompson
 player, 9 posts
Tue 22 Nov 2016
at 23:27
There's got to be a morning after...
In reply to Roberts (msg # 16):

Thompson watched the drama between Tanusha and Ashley, stifling a chuckle. Mugatbat was a true mustang, handling discipline like an NCO. The two flygirls were kind of cute. He was wearing a cavalry stetson, and tipped it to the two pilots.

He replaced the stetson with a CVR-1 helmet, making his way to the hovertank simulator. At that, he began a preflight checklist, focusing especially on his weapons.

"Thompson here. Reading you 5x5. All systems go. Standing by."