Horror stories - Pyrrhic victories?

  • Crusader Kings II Expansion Subscription

    Subscribe to the CK II Expansion and enjoy unlimited access to 13 major expansions and more!


  • Paradox Midsummer Sale has arrived! Up to 75% off!

    Enjoy some sun and song this Midsummer, but when the sun goes down, the fun doesn't have to stop! Paradox has a festive sale on plenty of games to keep your summer nights going!


    June 18th - June 30th
  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

Peace Weaver

First Lieutenant
83 Badges
Nov 30, 2014
228
280
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Magicka
  • March of the Eagles
  • Cities in Motion 2
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Cities: Skylines - Green Cities
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Prison Architect
  • Cities: Skylines - Campus
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • BATTLETECH: Season pass
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall Sign Up
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal
  • Stellaris: Federations
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Teleglitch: Die More Edition
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Magicka 2
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Surviving Mars
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
It was a long time ago, but I have a distinct memory of a battle in an alpine map where it came down to my last surviving mech locked in melee with the last enemy mech in the bottom of a ravine after all of our ammunition had been spent. It really came down to the wire - I had lost 3 pilots at that point and my mech was one bad hit away from exploding itself, but after a long and tense brawl I was able to take out the enemy mech first. I believe I finished it with only one arm remaining, and all remaining systems in critical.
 
  • 1Like
Reactions:

MeiSooHaityu

Field Marshal
13 Badges
Jan 3, 2018
3.450
177
  • Cities: Skylines
  • BATTLETECH
  • BATTLETECH - Initiate of the Order
  • BATTLETECH - Digital Deluxe Edition
  • BATTLETECH - Beta Backer
  • BATTLETECH - Backer
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • BATTLETECH: Flashpoint
  • BATTLETECH: Season pass
  • BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal
  • Magicka
This just happened tonight. :/

The mission was supposed to be a milk run. My Commander was in his Marauder 3R with some goodies (UA/C2, 2 +10 Damage PPCs, and 2 ERSLasers). He was training the B-Team (the trainee scrubs in their Commando, Panther, and Urbanmech).

It was a simple 1 skull base capture mission, all negotiations shifted to cash.

It was a cake walk as one would think. Easy money. Problem is, I didn't see that little red dot under my Marauder that said...hey, don't stand here. As soon as the mission completed, Sumire DFA'd my Commander's Marauder completely annihilating it. :O.

No more Marauder 3R (I play CT destruction with Ironman), no more ERLasers, I don't have any good PPCs either. Luckily my Commander had plot armor so he lived.

Ugh....I am normally so careful about that. I don't know how I missed it. All I know is my heart sank when the Leopard crashed down on his head.
 

Kereminde

Field Marshal
27 Badges
Feb 22, 2018
3.170
192
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal
  • BATTLETECH: Season pass
  • BATTLETECH: Flashpoint
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • BATTLETECH - Backer
  • BATTLETECH - Beta Backer
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • BATTLETECH - Initiate of the Order
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Surviving Mars
  • BATTLETECH
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 1
Reactions: