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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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This is the turn log of The1Dijks Stardust game. We're playing this game with 5 players and we'll all write our own logs every turn without looking into the other threads. Hope you enjoy. :)

Johnny Flammz day 1

Finally we landed! This planet is going to be ours, let there be no mistake about that! Johnny Flammz and his crew have arrived to save this planet from... ah well let's not kid ourselves. Johnny has arrived to burn this planet down!
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It does look like we're going to have to eradicate some lifeforms though. But what is this? Red crystal carrying things living on a Turkey Farm? Smells like we'll have some roasted turkey to me! But let's not get carried away too much. We're not strong enough yet. We'll befriend those Forgotten.

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So first we eredicate some insects. I hate insects!
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Good ol' Johnny had some troubles killing them though. Grazes cost me one of my troopers. Arrrghhhhh... Johnny is mad now!!!
 
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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
44
1
Johnny Flammz day 2

After the loss of that Trooper Johnny was in a bad mood for a full night. The remains of the giant insects were still smoldering when dawn came. Having 'purified' them it was time to move on!

With the outpost now setup it was also time to get the researchers to work. From that first fight it was obvious Johnny needed longer lasting troops. "We need to get better longevity, start up that experimental Nanite research we already looked at before we landed here", Johnny bellowed. And so it happened. One does not go against Johnny, especially not when he's in a bad mood... "In about 4 days it should be ready, sir!", said head of research Martin 'Lava' Edwards.

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"Good", Johnny answered. "And besides those Nanites we also need colonizers to claim more of these lands. I want our flags pinned down EVERYWHERE! I want it all and I want it now."

With all the planning going to research, there was no fighting today, but there surely will be tomorrow. The quest targets are in sight and some more wildlife to burn too. And look what our scout found? A nice stash of free cosmite. That would be really helpful once we get the Nanite research done and we upgrade our troops!

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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1
Johnny Flammz day 3

"What kind of cursed planet is this? I keep losing good men!", screamed Johnny. "Perhaps you should level up your patience sir", dared one of the troopers say. Next thing we knew he was sent to the frontline... and died.

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On a more positive note one of our scouts picked up a cosmite stash. Once our research is done we'll finally have some extra health to keep our troops alive. Not we only need a cure for Johnny's temper.

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At least Johnny gained the Infantry commander trait. "The more damage, the better!"

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
44
1
Johnny Flammz day 4

Our colony is growing fast, which is good. We got to annex another sector today. The research station we cleared is the perfect target for our expansion. "Gangrene expanse is ours!"

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"Finally Johnny gets into his stride. Stardust is getting used to The Flamz!" As we marched on to kill some horribly mutated pigs and other wretched wildlife we finally managed to do so without losing any troops.

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Just before dusk our researchers were pounding on the door with some good news. "We expect a breakthrough tomorrow sir", they exclaimed. Finally those precious nanite injectors will arrive. "Slowly but surely we're turning our army into a proper killing machine. About time too!"
 

The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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Johnny Flammz day 5

Finally research on our nanite support has been finished. Our engineers get to work immediately to install a few injectors on our Troopers. From now on they are called Stayinalive Troopers.

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Since they are less prone to death now the next step is to make them less wimpy. "Johnny wants Rambo troopers!!" And so our scientists start out on their new research path. It's time for some shreddin' and bleedin'!

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Besides good progress on research it was a quiet day for a change. Since the research department now earned Johnny's trust, they got more funding. The sector we annexed earlier is dedicated to research now. But before that, we need to bring out a Colonizer. Exterminate, exterminate, exterminate and exterminate, is kinda Johnny's 4X mantra, but for a change he decided it's good to eXpand too. Colonizer ready in two days!
 

The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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Johnny Flammz day 6

Our friends The Forgotten knocked on our door again. They have a new quest for Johnny. It's about burnin' some Crystals down. This should be fun! Hence we'll take it!

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To get there we first have to clear some more wildlife and gain some extra experience. "This time we'll burn those pigs and overgrown grasshoppers without receiving a scratch". This wasn't entirely true as Johnny himself got bitten by a rabid pig but as the man himself exclaimed in the end it was " nothing but a scratch".

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As we level up, Johnny picks up some healing medicine to make sure the troops stay in perfect shape.

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Our scout in the meantime spotted an independant Dvar village. Would we be able to persuade them to join us?

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But wait, what is that? Some kind or Dvar machinery that doesn't belong to the settlement we just found? Aha, it's a new 'friend'. Gerd does wear some nice armour though. "I wonder how good it'll work against my flames."

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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Johnny Flammz day 7

A day full of ' friendship'. It took him all of his willpower but Johnny actually managed to be some sort of nice to our new friends the Dvar. Their ruler Gerd thinks we are being really friendly by signing a non-aggression pact for now. As a matter of fact Johnny was extremely displeased to see our Dvar friend claiming the village we had met the other day. In the end it was a Dvar village but still.

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Looking at his own force Johnny finally saw it was the way to go. We need to make friend first, then go stronger and then. "Burn the world obviously!" shouted Johnny. Our scouts did good work in discovering a nearby Vanguard village in a nice spot. With the right amount of influence this is soon our for the taking.

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Other good news came from the home colony as our colonizer was finished. Meaning we could soon expand on two fronts. The colonizer was sent out south to settle. Our scout needs to find the best spot to it.

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We cleared some more bugs for our true friends the Forgotten. And they rewarded us too! That influence boost comes in really handy. Tomorrow we'll use it to buy the Vanguard village and probably all so buy out the Forgotten next to our colony.

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The only bad news today is that we lost another trooper. Once again we were careless in the battlefield. It sure doesn't soothe the temper of our leader...
 

The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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1
Johnny Flammz day 8

Our research department is doing much better than our soldiers in the field. With a decimated army Johnny decides it's best to retreat till his army is in full power again. Like said though our scientists are nailing it. First is in our research to do more pain to our enemies. "Bestest research ever", Johnny cried with joy!

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The Flechettes are installed on our remaining Troopers but since they are far from deadly enough we go for the next mile. Extra range and the possibility to give our ammo that extra spark!

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Socially we upgraded our research labs even further. Next investment is an extra cosmite reserach center. With the mods coming in so fast, we need extra cosmite to equip our troops as good as possible.

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Remember that Vanguard colony we spotted yesterday? We convinced them to join us. And there was much rejoicing...

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On the scouting front our scouts found some rabid mutated pigs. Dangerous stuff so close to our colonies. In the meantime our colonizer hasn't settled yet, looking for the best spot possible. Let's hope those pigs stay away from us.

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"This was an awfully peaceful day", Johnny expressed his dismay. But it sure looks like tomorrow could be as peaceful as today...
 

The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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Sorry for the slight delay. The real Johnny was taking a skiing break. :) As a bonus there's two entries coming up.

Johnny Flammz day 9

A very quiet day it was. Well warlike at least. Not a single fight. But Johnny did sense some danger. Roaming monsters coming his way. No need to worry for today though as we starting the construction of a new colony!

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Finally we also pioneered the builder task today, gaining an extra colonist in the process.

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
44
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Johnny Flammz day 10

We saw the vermin coming this time. But before we attacked a new local hero joined us. Daniel Lai in his fancy Hellcopter. With Daniel joining Johnny 'they never stood a chance'.
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Our newly founded colony is called Tiraber but it's immediately under threat fro even more vermin. "These marauders will get hell to pay!.... Soon!!!" For now we only hope they won't attack Tiraber overnight. Our lone scout is supporting the militia. We should be able to hold it using some operations. But we'd rather save that energy.

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In the meantime we also bought some intel from Gerd. We now officially met the other two commanders on this planet. Vanguard and all...
 

The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
44
1
Johnny Flammz day 11

Today was probably the quietest day in the history of da Flammz. As we are marching our forces to give our new colonies some support and try to clear some vermin there the only other thing we did is scout a little bit more. We did get a new quest from our Forgotten friends. We should be able to get the job done tomorrow!

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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1
Johnny Flammz day 12

We got ambushed overnight! Those dirty insects are everywhere thinking they can harm Johnny. Well they're wrong. We've upgraded our bases and the remaining troops are well trained to kill all bugs entering the perimeter. With a little extra shredder bomb on their head they were goners.
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Meanwhile the Forgotten are getting incredibly needy, asking for energy. Thing is we want to keep them as friends and they can prove to be powerful allies. So we cave in earning some extra reputation in the process. Jonhhy Flammz de beloved, who's that for a reputation.

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To fully show the bugs they'd better stay away from Johnny for now we killed some more without taking a scratch.

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Finally Gerd is doing some scouting in our area. We'll leave him be for now and started scouting ourselves.
 

The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
44
1
Johnny Flammz day 13

Not a day for the history books but at least we got some good research done. Having rail accelerators really helps our troopers get the deadly force they need to be. Sadly we're kinda short on Cosmite at the moment, so we could only attach one accelerator to try things out.

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Besides this it was an uneventful day, though it's good to see the people of Tiraber are extremely happy. Working so hard to produced some extra cash for the warmachine!

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
44
1
Johnny Flammz day 14

We cleared some more wildlife today. That was really easy. Those nanite injectors are really starting to do their thing, as is our great range. After the fight a Paragon Fanatic offered his services to us. We could use an extra soldier so he was hired.

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Meanwhile Johnny himself decided to explore an anomalous site and starting burning through the ice. We wonder what lies ahead.

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Finally our researchers had some good news as we can start production of our own cosmite research center. Since we are in dire need of more precious cosmite we prioritized building one asap in our capital.

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The1Dijk

Strategical and Tactical Ops Man
Sep 4, 2019
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1
Johnny Flammz day 16

We're not happy with all the scouts flying and snooping around. That short little Dvar Gerd has also been aggressive in taking lands that belong to Johnny. I'm just in no state to go to war yet. We'll have to find a better spot to colonize.

Johnny himself finally excavated the anomalous site finding a secret workshop. It nets him some nice research and tech. Time to build us some rocket ships!

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But what it that? Some sort of pleasure robot asking me to marry her? Hahaha... of course I'll accept!

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