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Reply #300 on: February 02, 2023, 12:10:45 PM
I agree! That Great Khan sounds like trouble to me. Better kick his, 'khan' as soon as you can.

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Reply #301 on: February 02, 2023, 03:16:45 PM
Thanks!  I'm working on it.  Though I do have a mod installed that makes the Khan way more powerful than normal, so I have to be careful...  :-\ 


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Reply #302 on: February 02, 2023, 05:09:44 PM
If anyone can do it you can!



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Reply #303 on: February 02, 2023, 11:48:15 PM
I see what you did there.  :go-on:

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Reply #304 on: February 07, 2023, 03:49:34 PM
The struggle against the Great Khan continues: the first empire surrenders to the Horde... 




[This one also hurt on a meta level, as my girlfriend created the Londinum Star Empire, so I naturally make a point of including it in my playthroughs.  She doesn't play Stellaris herself,  but she enjoys the story/RPG aspects of the game, including creating empires with me, as it's similar to creating characters in RPG's.] 




Calling them "spineless cowards" for becoming a satrapy of the Khan might be a little unfair, however.  They didn't exactly have much of a choice -- or a chance... 




[This screenshot doesn't really do it justice (especially since i don't have a "before and after" comparison, unfortunately), but Londinium has lost fully half its territory to the Lavan Horde (the Great Khan), including their capital of Elizabeth.  To date, they have -- by far -- borne the brunt of the Khan's brutal expansion.] 




In the Xikksei's Doom system (formerly owned by Londinium), two of my subject states fight a losing battle against a more powerful Horde fleet.  Brave idiots... 




[To be fair, this was entirely my fault for forgetting to set my fleets to "Take Point":  Without that command, allied fleets go willy-nilly as they wish, which can lead to them ending up in bad situations, like this one.] 




...Yet perhaps they're smarter than I was giving credit for.  I belatedly realize that securing control of an additional secondary L-Gate system would be a good thing. 

Besides, they *are* my vassals, after all.  I wouldn't be a very good benevolent overlord if I just let them die... 




[GERONIMO!!]




Victory!!  And a wonderfully lop-sided one, at that. 




[Now the *real* battle begins...]



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Reply #305 on: February 07, 2023, 04:14:47 PM
[GERONIMO!!]


izzat like an old-school "LEEEEEEEROY JENKINS!"  :silly:

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Reply #306 on: February 09, 2023, 01:30:21 AM
Pretty much, yeah.  It was very much a "This is stupid/crazy, and probably going to end up being the death of me, but I'm going in anyway" moment.  :P 



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Reply #307 on: February 09, 2023, 03:17:39 AM
Game is looking great - if only there was more time



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Reply #308 on: February 12, 2023, 03:05:22 PM
Game is looking great - if only there was more time

Aye, that's always the problem for me as well. 




My empire's Talon and Peregrine Fleets fight a desperate battle against a massive Khanate/Horde armada in the Nodox system.  (Their ships are on the left, mine are on the right.)  Not pictured are my carrier battleships and missile cruisers, all standing off at range (as they should). 




Despite the enemy outgunning me by a good 30% (at least on paper), my forces eventually prevail.  My losses are heavy, but theirs are absolutely crushing, and I know that even the Khan doesn't have unlimited forces at his disposal.  I allow myself to wonder/hope if I'm beginning to turn the tide at last... 


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Reply #309 on: February 13, 2023, 03:14:01 AM
Is it a race to rebuild now?



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Reply #310 on: February 13, 2023, 03:54:57 PM
At this point, pretty much, yeah. 

In addition, the Galactic Community is currently voting on the resolution to elect me as the Galactic Custodian -- every single nation is onboard, even the handful that hate me --  which would also be a helpful boost.  Problem is, there's almost two years to go yet before it passes; I'm not sure I'll have that much time.  We'll see. 



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Reply #311 on: February 13, 2023, 11:44:57 PM
Galactic Custodian? Is that a paid position? It should be but, probably not enough.  :go-on:

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Reply #312 on: February 14, 2023, 12:01:11 AM
Second Front. Here the brave soldiers of Mother Russia defend her sacred, hex-covered soil against the hated Army of Blue Question Marks approaching.

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Reply #313 on: February 14, 2023, 02:42:49 AM
Galactic Custodian? Is that a paid position? It should be but, probably not enough.  :go-on:

That is only too accurate.  Like too many political offices these days, you almost have to already be rich in order to get elected.  :hehe: 



Second Front. Here the brave soldiers of Mother Russia defend her sacred, hex-covered soil against the hated Army of Blue Question Marks approaching.

Why are your own forces white question marks?  Are they suffering from an existential crisis? 



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Reply #314 on: February 14, 2023, 11:27:25 AM
That could be. It certainly couldn't be because they are questioning the capabilities of their Commander-In-Chief. Because that guy has no capabilities.  :nerd:  It's actually because until they move or fire they are in, 'Concealment' and the question marks are to denote that. Fortunately for me, the Germans aren't allowed to shoot at question marks, only real targets.

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