• Attention All Comstar Customers, Due to unexpected interference by suspected Word of Blake operatives, the HPG systems update was *not* successful. No data was lost due to our careful and extensive backups; however, we will need to try again next weekend. Sincerely, Comstar Precentor Dune

Quest Deep Periphery Quest (Battletech Sandbox Empire Builder)

Yacovo

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[X] Veto the Omnibus Education, Environmental & Cultural Act of 3048
 

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[X] Veto the Omnibus Education, Environmental & Cultural Act of 3048

They need to separate these bills if they ever want to see part of them go through
 
Turn 118 - Get It Up

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Turn 118 - Get It Up

<Rouges Noir Combat Report>

There has been no significant changes in the four separate battles in Rouges Noir space. The Bourbon’s have requested that you leave the jump point defense and recharge stations in position and are offering to subsidize your expenses for maintaining them. As you suspect that the recharge stations, especially, will be useful for trade and supporting future expansion to the galactic north, you are more than willing to permit it.

<Black Steel Combat Report>

A heavy Black Steel raid strikes Waypoint 3 before you can build any defenses at the jump points. In some ways this is advantageous as it gives your forces total freedom of maneuver. Due to the overwhelming nature of the Black Steel force, Admiral de Palo initially declines battle, leading the Black Steel on a long chase across the system. The higher sustained acceleration rates of the Black Steel mean that it will be impossible to completely avoid battle, however, but de Palo desires to minimize the vulnerable window as much as possible.

When battle becomes inevitable de Palo orders a forlorn hope of vessels to decelerate and engage, in order to give the bulk of her fleet time to reach the jump point and escape. She had intended to lead the rear guard herself, but her captain’s convinced her not to and she reluctantly agreed. Rear Admiral Danilovich instead is in command of the formation.

The bulk of the Grand Fleet is able to jump clear, unfortunately the rear guard was utterly overwhelmed by the massive Black Steel force. Several Omaha-class vessels were in system and observed the last stand, although they were too far away and enemy ECM was far too intense to get more than the most basic data back.

The Black Steel forces departed the system once they reached the jump limit, but evidently they’d taken enough damage that they didn’t show up at any of your other systems.
  • Second Battle of Waypoint 3
    • Friendly losses
      • 16 Dreadnought-class Battleships
      • 50 Prinz Eugen-class Heavy Cruisers
      • 20 Guiseppe Garibaldi-class Light Cruisers
      • 70 Dido-class Light Cruisers
      • 170 Battle-class Destroyers
      • 80 Lyr-class Corvettes
      • 500 Shimakaze-class Parasite Destroyers
      • 300 Spruance-class Parasite Destroyers
      • 230 Mikasa-class Parasite Battleships
      • 50 Carrier Wings
      • 100 CAP Wings
    • Enemy Losses (Estimates)
      • ‘Multiple’ Battleship sized vessels, unknown classifications
      • ‘Multiple’ Heavy Cruiser sized vessels, unknown classifications
      • ‘Large Numbers’ Light Cruiser sized vessels, unknown classification
      • ‘Large Numbers’ Destroyer sized vessels, unknown classification

Several days after the battle, with no reports of returning Black Steel forces, the Expeditionary Fleet jumps in and re-secures the system.

Coming so soon after the major victory in the First Battle of Waypoint 3 there is relatively little impact to morale with this semi-defeat. Your forces hit far above their weight and the majority of the Grand Fleet managed to escape the Black Steel. You likely delayed the Black Steel by a significant margin and hopefully bought yourself some breathing room in combination with the destruction of the Black Steel forward base last year.

-----

You’d been so wrapped up with the battle reports that you’ve not been paying any attention to the Olympics this year. You’ve been aware that they’ve been going on, but it’s not really registered like it usually does. Your athletes are doing moderately well, certainly leading the medal boards, but the other nation’s teams are doing almost as well, limiting the number of gold medals this time around. You’ve even gotten a good fight in motor racing this year, as the NRR team comes within 5 seconds of snatching the gold away from your stock car racing team.

It is now time for your budget.

Amaunet is up first, the big cat looking quite relaxed. “Padrone, I know the defeat at Waypoint 3 is a bit depressing, especially after the big victory, but looking at it with a degree of cold-blooded detachment our losses are within a fraction of equalling our production levels. It’s cold comfort, especially to the families of those lost, but this was a loss we could afford. In less than two years we’ll have completely recovered all of our losses.” The big cat looks over at Admiral Fisher, who is looking… angry. “In the last two years we’ve inflicted heavier losses and taken lighter casualties than in any other pair of major actions against the Black Steel. I submit, Padrone, that this means that our Navy’s strategies are working, and we need to stay the course. We’re in a position to keep the pressure up, starting next year.”

She looks around, then nods to General Bradley who takes the podium.

“Your Majesty, the fighting on the four Rouges Noir planets remains fairly static. They keep on coming, in the same old way, and we keep on crushing them, in the same old way. We’ve accelerated the rotation schedule for our forces in an effort to fight PTSS, with great success.” She checks her notes. “Our production levels are adequate for now, Your Majesty, although we will be wishing to expand Mech production in the near future.”

She brings up the request chart, which is quite short all things considered. You are a bit surprised at one entry, and lift an eyebrow at the General. “Yes, Your Majesty, we intend to expand the Imperial Guard. We currently have one division in the Griffon system, one in the Nowa Warszawa system, and we intend to station one in the Calliope system.”
  • Imperial Griffon Army
    • Procurement
      • Regular Forces
        • 4 Heavy Combat Team Divisions
        • 1 Imperial Guard Division
        • 6 Infantry Divisions
      • Garrison Forces
        • 26 Garrison Divisions
        • 25 Militia Divisions

General Perkins is up next. “Your Majesty,” he begins. “We will need to replace our losses from the recent battle, unfortunately the ASF wings involved were total losses so we cannot simply reconstitute them. That being said, we can come very close to doing so completely in just this one year. We are focusing first on the CAP wings, as the threat from Black Steel drone swarms is still very high.”
  • Imperial Griffon Aerospace Force
    • Procurement
      • 100 CAP Wing
      • 25 Carrier Wing

Admiral Fisher looks much like your grandfather sometimes did, like an ancient war god in the mortal plane. “It’s cold-blooded, but Amaunet is right. We can rebuild from these losses quickly and continue to expand our forces. We’ll soon be able to build even more powerful battleships too, so there’s that as well. We’ll be continuing to grow the Grand Fleet but also reinforcing the Expeditionary Fleet. Our new logistics ships aren’t ready for production yet, but we’re planning on procuring several more Supply-class ships to fill the gap for now. We’ll also be building new orbital shipyards, assuming that we colonize those three habitable systems.” He glares around as he brings up the budget request for you to look at.
  • Imperial Griffon Navy
    • Production
      • New Orbital Shipyards
        • Hot Mess
        • New Narnia
        • The Hub
        • Glorreich
        • Shin Tōkyō
      • Upgrade All Orbital Shipyards
      • Construct Refit & Repair Yard
        • The Hub
      • Upgrade all Refit & Repair Yards
      • Escort Yards
        • Neubayern
        • Neuhessen
        • Nouvelle Bourgogne
        • Nuova Lombardia
        • Nuova Puglia
        • Nuovo Abruzzo
        • Nyū Shikoku
        • Stenen Tuin
        • New Libertalia
        • Nuova Tripoli
        • Awha
        • Catachan
        • Feurstern
        • Neuthüringen
        • Nowe Mazowsze
        • Nox
        • Platzregensburg
        • Iskra
        • New Algiers
        • New Clew Bay
        • Nubifragio
        • Bellaterra
        • Bohren
        • Landprettig
        • Porto Milano
        • Shin Tōkyō
        • Hot Mess
        • New Narnia
        • The Hub
      • Small Warship Yards
        • New Castor
        • New Port Royal
        • Nowy Wroclaw
        • Nowy Slask
        • Chuma
      • Medium Warship Yards
        • Glorreich
        • New Phoenix
        • Okusawa
        • Pieklo
        • Bari
      • Large Warship Yards
        • Nya Kopenhamn
        • Kainga
        • Edelsteine
        • New Capricorn
    • Procurement
      • Regular Dropships
        • 200 Shimakaze-class Parasite Destroyers
        • 200 Spruance-class Parasite Destroyers
        • 91 Wright-class Dockable ASF Platforms
      • Large Dropships
        • 200 Mikasa-class Parasite Battleships
        • 30 Saipan-class Parasite Carriers
      • Jumpships
        • 4 Windjammer-class Jumpships
      • Escorts
        • 100 Battle-class Destroyers
        • 100 Lyr-class Corvettes
        • 20 Supply-class Logistics Ships
      • Small Warships
        • 40 Dido-class Light Cruisers
        • 40 Guiseppe Garibaldi-class Light Cruisers
        • 2 Hosho-class Light Carriers
      • Medium Warships
        • 25 Prinz Eugen-class Heavy Cruisers
      • Large Warships
        • 10 Dreadnought-class Battleships
        • 6 Jean Bart-class Battlecruisers
    • Fortress Command
      • Jump Point Defenses
        • Waypoint 3
        • Hot Mess
        • New Narnia
        • The Hub
      • Oasis II
        • Waypoint 3
        • Hot Mess
        • New Narnia
        • The Hub
      • Black Tower
        • Waypoint 3
        • Hot Mess
        • New Narnia
        • The Hub
        • Nubifragio

Elizabeth Lee looks on worriedly as Admiral Fisher stumps back to his seat, then gathers her notes and heads to the podium. “Your Majesty, as the Admiral implied, we are strongly recommending colonizing the three habitable worlds discovered in the latest round of survey work, but also holding off on additional surveying until the fleet is back up to strength from the recent losses.” She brings up a small graphic.
  • Colonize+System Government+Justice System
    • Hot Mess
    • New Narnia
    • The Hub

“We have six DoME teams available this year. We recommend that one continue expanding the arcology complexes on Shin Tōkyō, while the others work on terraforming worlds to make them more self-sufficient.”
  • Department of Mega Engineering
    • Expand Shin Tōkyō Arcologies
    • Terraforming
      • Feurstem
      • New Clew Bay
      • Nyū Shikoku
      • Neubayern
      • Grand View
She checks her notes briefly. “Finally, we have our economic focus and investment recommendations. I will note that in a year, at the outside two, we should have two more Core worlds, which should be very helpful in regards to expanding our shipyard capacity. Awha and Kaiyo are on the verge of achieving that status.” She smiles a bit as she brings up another chart.
  • Economic Focus, Investment & Infrastructure
    • Economic Focus
      • Core
        • Chuma
      • Periphery
        • Kaiyo
    • Major Investment
      • Core
        • Bāṛi
      • Periphery
        • Awha
    • Investment
      • Glorreich
    • Infrastructure & Industrial Zones
      • Arvum
      • Nouvelle Bourgogne
      • Bohren
      • Landprettig
      • Nuova Puglia

Your Foreign Minister is off at the Olympics representing the Empire. Tiberius therefore comes up next. “OK, Parliament doesn’t like us as much as we might wish they liked us, but considering the fast one they tried to pull I’m torn as to whether or not you should have me go schmoozing with them before the next election. If you want I can do it, but it’s probably not really that important.”

General Messerschmidt speaks up from where he’s seated. “With Agostina absent it falls on me to inform you of this, Your Majesty, although it doesn’t require any immediate action. Both the NRR and the NRI have expanded and now share a border south of Nya Köpenhamn, cutting off expansion in that area. In addition, the NRI Navy has started production of a Destroyer sized version of their Pilum corvette following the same design philosophy. They anticipate them entering service next year.”

You grimace a little at that, you’d considered driving a wedge between the NRI and NRR in order to keep them separated, but circumstances evidently mean that is now impossible.

Grace is absent, but she sent a note recommending that you fund R&D into Improved Communications this year, in anticipation of eventually being able to upgrade your automation and educational facilities in the relatively near future.

Martina takes the podium briefly. “Your Majesty, we at Justice strongly recommend initiating our next review of the Legal Codes in order to fully rationalize them. Luckily, thanks to the solid groundwork laid in previous rationalization passes, we should have a somewhat easier time of it this time around.”
 

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General Messerschmidt speaks up from where he’s seated. “With Agostina absent it falls on me to inform you of this, Your Majesty, although it doesn’t require any immediate action. Both the NRR and the NRI have expanded and now share a border south of Nya Köpenhamn, cutting off expansion in that area. In addition, the NRI Navy has started production of a Destroyer sized version of their Pilum corvette following the same design philosophy. They anticipate them entering service next year.”
Did he find any more of the NR's links to what the SLIC was doing on those four worlds?
 

ShadowArxxy

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It should be PTSD
PTSS is actually a thing, although rarely seen outside of the professional context. Basically, Post-Traumatic Stress is when you have mental health symptoms in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is when you continue having chronic mental health symptoms more than thirty days after the traumatic event occurred; Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome is when you have those symptoms after the immediate aftermath, but less than thirty days.

It's important because for a while, the gap before a PTSD diagnosis could be made was simply falling through a hole in treatment.
 

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[X] Plan: Black Expansion
-[X] Procurement [$ 324,724,087,825.01 ]
--[X] Lay Down Major Unit [Construction - $9,852,329,885.25 ] (95)
---[X] 200 Shimakaze [95]
---[X] 200 Spruance [95]
---[X] 91 Wright [95]

---[X] 200 Mikasa [95]
---[X] 30 Saipan [95]

--[X] Lay down Jumpship [Jumpship Construction - $18,640,054.20 ] (90)
---[X] 4 Windjammer [90]

--[X] Lay down Warship [Warship Construction - $30,871,459,700.00 ] (90)
---[X] 40 Dido*
---[X] 30 Guiseppe Garibaldi*

---[X] 25 Prinz Eugen*
---[X] 25 Prinz Eugen*

---[X] 10 Dreadnought*
---[X] 2 Saratoga*
---[X] 10 Dreadnought*
---[X] 2 Saratoga*
---[X] 10 Dreadnought*
---[X] 2 Saratoga*

---[X] 100 Battle [90]
---[X] 20 Supply [90]
---[X] 100 Lyr [90]

---[X] 40 Dido [90]
---[X] 40 Guiseppe Garibaldi [90]
---[X] 2 Hosho [90]

---[X] 25 Prinz Eugen [90]
---[X] 0 Algerie [90]

---[X] 10 Dreadnought [90]
---[X] 6 Jean Bart [90]

--[X] Purchase New Units [Minor Unit - $ 44,189,093,185.56 ] (90)
---[X] 0 Fighter Wing [auto]
---[X] 25 Carrier Wing [90]
---[X] 100 CAP Wing [90]

---[X] 1 Imperial Guard Division [90]
---[X] 6 Infantry Division [90]
---[X] 4 Heavy Combat Team Division [90]

---[X] 26 Garrison Division [90]
---[X] 25 Militia Division [90]

--[X] Fortress Command [$ 239,792,565,000.00 ] (90)
---[X] Build Jump Point Defenses
----[X] Waypoint 3 [90]
----[X] Hot Mess [90]
----[X] New Narnia [90]
----[X] The Hub [90]
---[X] Construct Oasis II
----[X] Waypoint 3 [90]
----[X] Hot Mess [90]
----[X] New Narnia [90]
----[X] The Hub [90]
---[X] Construct Black Tower
----[X] Waypoint 3 [90]
----[X] Hot Mess [90]
----[X] New Narnia [90]
----[X] The Hub [90]
----[X] Nubifragio [90]

-[X] General [$ 2,227,770,000,000.00 ]
--[X] Focus Development on Core World Chuma [85]
--[X] Focus Development on Peripheral World Kaiyo [85]
--[X] Massive Core Investment Bari [80]
--[X] Massive Peripheral Investment Awha [80]
--[X] Economic Investment Glorreich [90]
--[X] Construct Infrastructure and Industrial zones on Arvum [90]
--[X] Construct Infrastructure and Industrial zones on Nouvelle Bourgogne [90]
--[X] Construct Infrastructure and Industrial zones on Bohren [90]
--[X] Construct Infrastructure and Industrial zones on Landprettig [90]
--[X] Construct Infrastructure and Industrial zones on Nuova Puglia [90]
(Money to fund more expensive research when it becomes available)

--[X] Rationalize Legal Codes [95]
--[X] Establish Colony - Hot Mess [80]
--[X] Establish System Government - Hot Mess [80]
--[X] Establish Legal System - Hot Mess [80]
--[X] Establish Colony - New Narnia [80]
--[X] Establish System Government - New Narnia [80]
--[X] Establish Legal System - New Narnia [80]
--[X] Establish Colony - The Hub [80]
--[X] Establish System Government - The Hub [80]
--[X] Establish Legal System - The Hub [80]
(New colonies!)
--[X] Build Orbital Shipyard Glorreich [105]
--[X] Build Orbital Shipyard Shin Tokyo [105]
(We'll need more dropships for our expanding fleets)

--[X] Build Relations with Chamber [60]
--[X] Build Relations with Imperial Senate [60]
(Appeases my desire to see exactly 10 escort yards, and helps reduce the chance of them doing stupid stuff)
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Neuthuringen [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Nowe Mazowsze [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Nox [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Platzregensburg [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Iskra [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard New Algiers [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard New Clew Bay [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Nubifragio [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Bellaterra [90]
--[X] Construct Escort Yard Bohren [90]

--[X] Build Orbital Shipyard Hot Mess [105]
--[X] Build Orbital Shipyard New Narnia [105]
--[X] Build Orbital Shipyard The Hub [105]
(Shipyards for new worlds)
--[X] Construct Refit & Repair Yard The Hub [110]
(Repair yard on thef ornt lines against the black steel)
--[X] Upgrade Refit & Repair Yard [105]
--[X] Expand Orbital Shipyards [105]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard Calliope* [90]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard Nowa Warzsawa* [90]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard Griffon* [90]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard New Pollux* [90]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard New Capricorn [->1]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard Edelsteine [->1]

--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard Nya Kopenhamn [->1]
--[X] Construct Large Warship Yard Kainga [->1]
--[X] Construct Medium Warship Yard New Phoenix [90]
--[X] Construct Medium Warship Yard Okusawa [90]
--[X] Construct Medium Warship Yard Pieklo [90]
--[X] Construct Medium Warship Yard Bari [90]
--[X] Construct Medium Warship Yard Glorreich [90]
--[X] Construct Small Warship Yard New Port Royal [90]
--[X] Construct Small Warship Yard Nowy Wroclaw [90]
--[X] Construct Small Warship Yard New Castor [90]
--[X] Construct Small Warship Yard Nowy Slask [90]
--[X] Construct Small Warship Yard Chuma [90]
(Warships of many sizes)

-[X] DoME [$ 422,000,000,000.00 ]
--[X] Expand Shin Tōkyō Arcologies [->1]
(This world will one day be super nice)
--[X] Terraforming Steingarten* [85]
--[X] Terraforming Nox* [85]
--[X] Terraforming Shin Tokyo* [->1]
--[X] Terraforming Neuthuringen* [->1]
--[X] Terraforming Porto Milano* [->1]
--[X] Terraforming Nubifragio* [->1]
--[X] Terraforming Feurstem [->2]
--[X] Terraforming New Clew Bay [->2]
--[X] Terraforming Nyu Shikoku [->2]
--[X] Terraforming Neubayern [->2]
--[X] Terraforming Grand View [->2]
(Better colonies)

--[X] Planetary Optimization (Peripheral) - Feurstem* [85]

-[X] Research [$ 10,250,000,000,000.00 ]
--[X] Advanced ER 3cm Lasers* [->1]
--[X] Improved Communication Lvl 9 [95]
(Basic work needed to get more eductation)
--[X] Micro Pulse Lasers* [->2]
--[X] Advanced Damage Control (Parasite)* [->1]
--[X] Advanced Damage Control (WarShip)* [->1]
--[X] Advanced Compact Core Construction VII* [->1]
--[X] Advanced Compact Core Design VII* [->1]
--[X] Advanced Compact Core Theory VII* [->1]
--[X] Commercial R&D [-]
--[X] Industrial R&D [-]

-[X] Miscellaneous [$ 134,370,100,000.00 ]
--[X] Olympics [100,000]
--[X] Production Contract [->8?][134,700,000,000]

$3.8t leftover
 
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