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The Twin Dragons: An IA battle report and story blog

Discussion in 'FanFic' started by darthchapswag, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. darthchapswag

    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Hi all!

    As a long-time lurker I've been amazed by many of the stories people have created here. Some, especially Yusashii Fuyu, inspired me to finally start writing up some battle reports and making a story.

    The release of the IA and a recent period of leave from work gave me the perfect opportunity to get started.

    What I've managed so far can be found here:
    https://thetwindragons.blog

    I hope you enjoy it! C&C appreciated. Hoping this will also help motivate me to finish painting my Yu Jing!
     
  2. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Ch1.5: And that, kids, is why you announce your presence outside the door before opening it when waking up a combat veteran! (many Long Range Recon guys will pull the trigger while still asleep. Good thing loaded weapons aren't allowed on-base. Magazine in is OK, but chamber must be empty!)

    Ch1.6: Ouch. Yeah, your recon mission is well and truly up shit creek without a paddle when that much hardware shows up...

    Ch1.7: Double ouch, but well done pulling the team out of the killzone.
     
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  3. Paegis

    Paegis Vincible

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    That was fantastic! I figured it'd just be fun to see some IA in action, but you've got me invested in your story and characters now too heh. Also, I really like your take on Tai Sheng.
     
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  4. darthchapswag

    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Thanks for the responses! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Just posted the most recent update:

    Chapter 1.11: Ticket to Paradise
    https://thetwindragons.blog/2019/01/20/chapter-1-11-ticket-to-paradise/


    In Progress:

    Chapter 1.12: Battle Report 6: Hitchiking the IA way (Engineering Deck vs Tunguska)

    Hopefully be up sometime tomorrow.

    Prequel Short
    I'm also working on a prequel short story that follows 1st Strike during the Uprising on Svalarheima. I'm aiming to have that up by the end of next week.

    Painting!
    I finally got my hands on the IA starter set! While they're not exactly the model loadouts that fit the characters, I'll hopefully have them painted this week and can start uploading photos and character backgrounds for Strike Team One.
     
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  5. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Just started and consider this a Watched Thread! :facepunch:

    Loving it so far!
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Ch1.11: Even when you're that deep in the shit, this is a bad idea. Just because it's the only idea you have doesn't make it a good idea.


    Looking forward to more stories!
     
  7. darthchapswag

    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Whoa! Someone call the Neovatican, you need to get that miracle confirmed! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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  9. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    If I could suggest something, please try to give more of your basic guys names. It really helps to have a connection to the story. Maybe get Asian baby name book!
     
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  10. darthchapswag

    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Good point! I didn't want to overload with too many characters too early but I'll try and sort that.

    Also, as I tend to only run 10 order lists, almost always with the Daoying + Tai Sheng/Zuyong HMG/Haidao/2x REM fireteam, I seem to have naturally focussed on them.

    I'll look at spending a little more time on the Zhencha and Liu Xing, although the buggers always seem to end up catching it up!
    I've got some ideas for the Zhanshi engineer as well.
     
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    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Some little things about what they are thinking about the situation could be useful too. Like the Engineer thinking "What the hell am I doing here!? I didn't sign up for this!" kind of thing can make it fun too.
     
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    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!

    That's a funny-looking Drago, tho...:stuck_out_tongue:
     
  15. darthchapswag

    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Haha yeeeeaaah. My PanO opponent doesn't have a Dragao model yet (hoping it stays that way!) so I lent him my O-Yoroi.

    Despite loving the model (and TAGs being part of the reason I got into Infinity) I never really seem to run them with my JSA. I've not gotten around to getting a Guijia, although it's a beautiful sculpt, partly coz I doubt I'll ever run it. Definitely not in IA.

    My opponent really enjoyed the tricks SAA offered so I reckon he might invest in the sectorial and end up getting a full size PanO TAG eventually.

    Despite a REALLY shaky start, I managed to pull back another win for the IA.

    First time properly using different terrain rules. Really want to explore that more, maybe try and build an industrial port or the Yu Jing hidden waterfall base eventually.
     
  16. Camden Leisure Pirate

    Camden Leisure Pirate Well-Known Member

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  17. darthchapswag

    darthchapswag Shandian Strike Team

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    Yeah when I'm in London on a weekend!
     
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    Camden Leisure Pirate Well-Known Member

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    Ah cool, it's my venue of choice although I must admit that table needs some.. love, nice write ups :+1:
     
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    Asreon_ Confused bardic artist

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    Just read all of it the last days, well done sir, an easy read. Thanks for the effort. Some small errors, but that happens:) Looking forward to more.
     
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