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by Corporal Hicks
Sun May 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Re: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads

She then walked over to Sykes and said; "Okay SGT Major....what's the plan?" Sykes regulated his breathing through his nose and began to regain control of himself. It wasn't that bad, just a tight suit but he would be fine. "Let's move out. I don't wanna split up any further. Looks like we have eig...
by Corporal Hicks
Wed May 05, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 1st Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Turn 9: 1st Squad

The tanks on the port side of the room began to hum loudly as if someone just turned the pumps on. Sykes replied to Morse through the radio: "Keep looking for stairs; we need to link up. We found no stairs aft, going to try forward. Fusion reactor has a coolant leak but I think we bought some time. ...
by Corporal Hicks
Wed May 05, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Re: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads

As Grisham keyed the terminal, he found a complex interface with dozens of keys. He clicked a large button in the corner that read "SIMPLE SCREEN" and the numerous small buttons became half a dozen large buttons. He clicked the key that read "ENGAGE RESERVE COOLANT SYSTEM." The screen border changed...
by Corporal Hicks
Tue May 04, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 1st Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Turn 9: 1st Squad

Sykes' voice came through the radios, sounding a bit more stressed than usual.
“Morse, I copy you. Lance Corporal Davros, cut that bullshit and speak like a professional Marine, you understand me?”
by Corporal Hicks
Tue May 04, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Re: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads

The Marines subdued and disarmed Carlson without any injury. Doc’s sedative took effect almost at once and the crazed Marine began to doze peacefully. (Success all round) Sergeant Major Sykes’ brows furrowed with stress. The suit was becoming very uncomfortable and he could understand poor Carlson’s...
by Corporal Hicks
Tue May 04, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 1st Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Turn 9: 1st Squad

The young woman looked distressed as if struggling to comprehend everything that was asked of her. “I don’t know, what was I doing when I came to my senses? I was standing by my door with a chair leg ready to… hit anyone who came in… I’m sorry. You think it’s like, an airborne disease? I don’t know ...
by Corporal Hicks
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Turn 9: 2nd/3rd Squads

Private Carlson’s breath began to normalize as Doc spoke to him. He answered the questions with increasing calm. Lighting one of the cigarettes from his squad leader, he inhaled deeply several times and exhaled the smoke into the air. “I’m okay now, I’m sorry.” He crushed the cigarette out and got t...
by Corporal Hicks
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 9: 1st Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Turn 9: 1st Squad

As Morse began his authoritative countdown, the man in front of the metal tanks looked a little stunned and the SMG lowered halfway to the floor. As the Marines looked on, they realized what the tanks were. They were reactor coolant tanks, and the neon green liquid was coolant. (Awareness check: all...
by Corporal Hicks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 8: 2nd/3rd Squads
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Turn 8: 2nd/3rd Squads

Doc melted through the locks and slid the broken door open. They all felt and heard a faint humming as they entered the room. Three long metal cylinders seemed to be the source of this energy. The squads fanned out to look for any more threats, but it seemed safe for now. Each of the cylinders was s...
by Corporal Hicks
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 8: 1st Squad
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Turn 8: 1st Squad

Morse, Paulson, and McKenna led the way aft through an open doorway. Davros was trailing at the back with his survivor. The room they entered was dark and had a higher ceiling then the rest of the deck. Their flashlights illuminated walls and ceiling of unpainted metal. A strange clanging noise was ...
by Corporal Hicks
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 7: Linking Up
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Turn 7: Linking Up

Doc raised his pistol and fired two rounds into the nutjob attacking with the pipe. He fell like a puppet with its strings cut, letting out an inaudible sigh of air. He was dead. (Gun roll: success) Grisham saw that the forklift driver had no gun and he charged. Henniger’s shots pinged off the vehic...
by Corporal Hicks
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Novelization of Campaigns
Replies: 16
Views: 7860

Re: Novelization of Campaigns

Nine months have passed so I'll post another update. I took some time off from writing these books, but I'm back on the horse! I will post how many pages I have written in 6"x9" US trade standard paperback. And this is a low estimate because the final products will have additional pages for chapter ...
by Corporal Hicks
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Aliens Universe Fiction
Topic: Napoleonic War Fiction
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Napoleonic War Fiction

Hey guys! I figure I'll post excerpts from some of my writing projects here. This year I wrote about 30 pages of Napoleonic War fiction just for fun. Here is an excerpt: Corporal Janos Kellner watched as the sponger cleaned the barrel of the nine-pounder gun. Squinting, he saw the distant lines of i...
by Corporal Hicks
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 6 - 1st Squad
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Turn 6 - 1st Squad

“Affirmative, requesting assistance if possible,” came the voice of Sykes through the radio. First Squad made their way through the corridors and into the cargo room. Cargo crates were stacked or scattered about the room which had two large openings in the floor and ceiling. Apparently this was a c...
by Corporal Hicks
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Quantum Herald Campaign
Topic: Turn 6 - 2nd/3rd Squads
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Turn 6 - 2nd/3rd Squads

Kelly shouted a command at the crazed man with the pipe. The man ignored him and kept charging so he squeezed the trigger. Nothing happened. As he checked the gun he saw it had jammed on the first round. (Charisma Roll: Fail) (Gun Combat Roll: Critical Fail) The man with the revolver started shootin...