[Taocow PBEM] [Oz] Book 3 - Chapter X - The Quest For Louissa

Karl Prosek karl.prosek at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 21:25:25 UTC 2013

Is there any cover on the side of the ravine where Oz's team is? i.e.-
could they reasonably expect to hide and ambush the bad guys?

How high/difficult is the rockslide? Does Oz think he and his team
could get up in less than a couple of minutes?

I'm thinking they could take cover and blast the crap out of the
cliffside, bringing another rockslide down on the enemy force. That's
if they have cover and the bad guys would be near enough to the cliff
to be affected by a rockslide.

Alternatively, they could scramble up the rockslide and try to defend
the high ground. If there's a cliff on the other side, they could try
to bring that down on the bad guys instead of their own cliff.

So basically I'm asking if Oz would think either of these is viable.

If there's no cover and they can't get up quickly, Oz might have to
start offering amnesties sooner rather than later.

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> [GM]
>>> The third scout radios Oz a minute later. "Sir," he says, "I'm at a
>>> big landslide, mostly shale. It looks like it happened in the last
>>> hour or two. I can climb the slide and can see the path continue on to
>>> what looks like a wall of mist. I can spot your group, maybe ten
>>> minutes from my position. I'm also pretty sure I can see the enemy
>>> squad pushing right through the brush, looks like they may even be
>>> firing laser pistols to clear a path. They'll reach the slide at the
>>> same time you do, unless you can pick up the pace."
>>> [/GM]
>> [Oz]
>> "I do hate to be late to a party. Let's pick it up, then, boys." Oz
>> starts moving faster, trusting his men to keep up. To the scout, he
>> added "Don't engage, keep an eye on them and keep me updated on their
>> position."
>> [/Oz]
> [Scout]
> "Yes sir." the scout responds.
> [/Scout]
> [GM]
> "ALLLLLL-RIGHT LADS!" the Sergeant shouts. "Let's double this pace.
> Anyone trailing behind carries a s bag full o' stones on the way
> back!"
> The men break into a jog, covering about twice as much ground as they
> did before. Within about five minutes they reach the landslide.
> Something has caused the shale walls of the gully to collapse, and it
> has covered the trail, and even clogged the creek below, where a small
> lake is now slowly forming.
> One of the scouts pokes his head over the top of the gully, about
> fifty feet above. He signals that the enemy company is approaching.
> [/GM]
> [Scout]
> One of the other scouts trailing the enemy radios in. "They're within
> a couple of minutes of you, Sir. Some of 'em look heavily armed, and
> at least one is a cyborg."
> [/Scout]
> --
> Aaron Clausen
> mightymartianca at gmail.com
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