Part 5: Mission 1 - The Youth Drawn to Iron - Part 1
It is one century after mankind ventured into space. It has been no easy voyage, as nuclear warfare has redrawn the map of the world's nations and conflict with Earth's ancient nemesis the "Jama Kingdom" raised the specter of global famine. The colonies exploitation of their dominance over agricultural exports only served to heighten tensions between the two sides.
Conditions worsened greatly fifteen years ago, with the unprecedented calamity known as the "Second Impact". The chaotic state of the world in its aftermath allowed such mysterious forces as the "Darius Army", the "Katou Organization" and "Dancouga" to commence operations.
To counter this, the nations of the world embarked on a military buildup and changes in policies. However, this had the indirect effect of antagonizing the space colonists. Tensions between Earth and the Space Colonies rose greatly.
Five years ago marked the outbreak of the so-called "War of the Giants" with the massive life forms known as "Mimetic Beasts". Sadly, mankind's narrow victory did not result in a cessation of hostilities between fellow men, and, three years ago, terrorist acts by the colonies sparked an all-out war between the Space Colonies and Earth.
The war lasted a year and several months, Earth's victory coming at the cost of depleting the defenses of all its nations. This presented an opening for the "Mechabeast Army" and the "Mycenae Empire", and it would be another year before the ad-hoc establishment of the New UN, containing representatives of both Earth and the Colonies, managed to repulse them.
The resulting peace was short-lived, as the Darius Army started a full-blown invasion and the resurgent Jama Kingdom (free from its Seal) triggered a new round of militarization, precluding any chance of total peace for mankind.
And now, contact with visitors from parallel world has raised the curtain on a new era of warfare...
And now for something completely different: we open up in a classroom in Japan, Misaki Middle School, with Kouichi calling Ichitaka (orange shirt) to check this new Dancouga vid he found online.
Seems like the thing was last sighted north of the Republic of East Asia, where it intervened in an ongoing battle with the Darius Army and the government forces. As usual, it took the side of whoever was losing meaning the government.
Kouichi figures that goes without saying, as everyone knows the Dancougas a CHAMPION OF JUSTICE. Theres no way in hell itd buddy up with the Darius forces.
Yajima isnt so sure, having heard rumors that its been fighting to prolong conflict prior even to the War of the Giants. Kouichi poo-poos at the story, saying those are obviously hoaxes but, more importantly, he and Ichitaka still wanna watch the vid.
Ichitaka at least is also a Dancouga fan, really digging its somewhat different style compared to the Godannar, Gaiking and Combattler. Yeaaaah! And theres the Dancougas deadly beam attack! Boom, oneshotted! Kouchi raves beside him.
Ichitaka cant help but be impressed at the fine work Isabelle Cronkite, the reporter who got this scoop, does.
Risako steps over and ask whats gotten the boys so hyped, only to quickly lose interest when shes told. Yesterday it was Jeeg, today its Dancouga Kouichi does nothing but watch news on those bots and shes at her breaking point with that.
Hey, now, its only because Japans got these champions around that the place has taken so little damage despite the ongoing war. Complaining about it is gonna bring her bad luck! That said, Yajima figures it goes to show how peaceful things are around here that we can take it for granted like that.
Kouichi and Ichitaka arent listening, cheering as the Arma Squadron in the video repels the Darius forces and scores a win for the government. Risako sighs, unable to understand why the boys like robots so much. Its a guy thing you wouldnt get it, Kouichi proclaims and Ichitaka readily agrees, before realizing hes late for meeting with the professor.
What, hes gonna skip class? Thats not a very CHAMPION OF JUSTICE thing to do, Kouichi points out; Ichitaka concedes that but says keeping promises is even more important. The professor said he had something to show him, so it shouldnt take too long to wrap it up and get back. Yajima will answer his name at rollcall, so he better return quick.
As he leaves, Yajima sees that the guy really likes Prof. Grife though, Risako notes, the titles actually self-appointed, as hes just an old man who likes to invent stuff at home. Well, Yajima and co. dont know enough about professor to question that.
Risakos mom has deemed the guy a weirdo but if hes really impressive enough to warrant that kind of admiration from Ichitaka, then maybe shed like to meet him sometime. Kouichi groans at how shes always sticking her nose in their business, but is interrupted when Furuya, an upperclassman, grabs one Shinji Ikari and drags him off.
Kouichi quickly says he needs to go to the bathroom and goes after.
And Furuyas taken Shinji up to the roof, where the kid was supposed to have come ASAP after recess started. Is he shirking his responsibilities?! No, Shinji says he got called up by his teacher but thats hardly any excuse for Furuyas empty stomach. Shinji better hustle and get him some curry bread and none of that school store junk Furuya wants some from Hama Bakery and it better be ready in ten minutes!
Shinji stammers that its impossible to make it there and back in that time but, before Furuya can get in his face, Kouichi steps in to help. Furuyas surprised to see him here, as him recruiting Shinji wouldve meant Kouichi didnt need to play gofer anymore.
Still, hes not gonna sit by as they harass the new junior classman and offers to go and buy the damn curry bread in his stead. That is, until Risako steps in and orders everyone to stop right there she figured something was up with Kouichi and, what do you know, its Furuya harassing him again.
Furuya sniffs that he was just asking him a favor but thats hardly an excuse for her: theres nothing worse than those who pick on the weak! That seems to have an impact with Kouichi; he tells her to let it go and heads out to buy the thing (again, ten minutes!). As he leaves, with Risako in pursuit, Shinji wonders why Kouichi covered for him.
Risako catches up to Kouichi by the bike area, warning that hell be late for class if he goes all the way to Hama Bakery. Maybe not, he oughta make it in time if he cuts through the forest by the Shinto shrine. But why does he care so much? Why is he playing Furuyas gofer in that juniors stead?
Gotta help those who are weak, right? he answers. Thats whats just and you know Im all about justice! Risako sighs at him starting with that again but Kouichis 100% confident: I know I got a whole lotta power in me its just not awakened yet, ya know.
Risako objects that his daydreaming wont amount to anything and he wasnt like this when they were kids. Well, he doesnt care about how he was or wasnt way back when. Yajima shows up and asks whats up. Risako explains, making note of Kouichis inane ranting on justice and how hes willingly signed up for this, and asks Yajima to talk some sense into him.
Yajima points out that hes gotta stand up to Furuya and if he cant do it alone, then theyll tackle it together. What, so Yajimas trying to be the mighty champion now? No, Kouichi insists he can do this alone and runs off. Risako doesnt understand why hes pushing them away, especially when the three of them used to be such good friends before.
We cut to the JUDA Corporation, the presidents office, where Yui Ogawa (the secretary) is reporting the Linebarrel flight its descending pretty much as expected. When president Kunio Ishigami asks, Reiji Moritsugu, over the comm, reports that theyve already evacuated the city thats the first projected landing point.
Miu Kujos (brown hair) by the second landing point and its also clear. Finally, Satoru Yamashita reports that visual conditions are A-OK.
Its T-minus five minutes until the Linebarrel breaks into the atmosphere but a problem crops up. Yui reports that its being attacked by satellite weapons and that quickly causes it to divert from the projected descent course.
How strange, Ishigami thinks, as hes sure they called every country out there to warn about what they were doing.
In a hidden area, its two folks who are behind this: Satellite weapons hacked and under control. The targets switched to the specified course.
And, indeed, the Linebarrel is now going to land in a completely different place. Yui runs the numbers and says its headed for Miura, in the Kanagawa Prefecture.
Thats not too good, Ishigami sighs, but it beats it landing in Hakone. Meanwhile, the Linebarrel has just broken into the atmosphere.
Ichitaka arrives at Prof. Grifes house, greeted at the door by Alice.
When he asks, she tells Ichitaka that the professors mood is the same as usual and points him over to the lab. Good to hear, because the guys hard to calm down once he gets cranky.
Inside the lab, both Prof. Grife and Yuu, his son, are waiting. Ichitakas surprised to see his bro here, asking when he came back; Yuu doesnt answer, though his taciturn nature is hardly a surprise. Grife says that maybe itd help if Ichitaka acted his age and stopped calling him bro, though the kid argues that, however old they are, Yuu will always be his big bro to him.
If anything, Alice is on Ichitakas side: There are plenty of examples of people who arent blood-related referring to one another as bro. So I see no problems at all with that. Fine, fine, Grife wont beat on this dead horse further.
More important than that, Ichitakas a bit miffed that the professor didnt give him a call to tell that Yuu was back in town; problem is, while hes been here a week, theyve spent most of their time working in the underground.
From what Ichitaka remembers, said underground is where the professor dumps his failed knick-knacks but details will have to wait. First and foremost, Grife wants him to check something out at this pod.
Inside is someone who Ichitaka recognizes, though he hasnt seen in a while: HL-0 Haruno, a helper robot. She was originally Alices sister model, though Grife says he and Yuu have given her a new lot in life. When they activate Haruno, however, her speech is a bit wonky.
Grife figures her specialization into a combat AI has hampered her other thought processes; she wont be able to function in maid mode like this. Alice argues that her odd pattern isnt UNUSED nowadays no problems at all there but Grife isnt having it. He figures it can be fixed if they reboot her AI straight into combat mode.
So, they push a few buttons and its done: Haruno greets Ichitaka with a more soldier-like manner (think Lamia, minus the bugs). Hes a bit surprised at the change in attitude but Grife explains that Harunos been reborn as a proper combat-oriented Android.
Why? Whats the professor going to be fighting against? Grife chuckles and asks if Ichitaka remembers his dream. Indeed, he does: Course, you wanted to build a giant robot wait, Haruno isnt gonna grow thirty meters tall or something, right?
Hardly. Remember what Grife said about him and Yuu being working at the underground? Well, there just might be something there besides trash. Yuu beckons Ichitaka over to a wall and, upon command, Alice flicks a switch and causes it to open. This heres Grife secret elevator to his underground lab!
The thing cant handle a lot of folks inside, though, so Alice will stay up top while they descend.
As the elevator goes, Ichitakas pretty surprised this house had something like this tucked away. He thought he knew every corner of it! Of course, it wouldnt be Grifes secret elevator if he knew about it.
The things going reeaally deep but eventually they arrive. Grife tells Ichitaka to opens his eyes up real good and take a look at whats ahead. But its pitch black
As soon as the lights come on, however, the kid freaks out. Grife has a huge laugh: WAHAHAHA! Surprised, are you? This is my greatest creation: the Rushbird!
Ichitaka really is surprised dumbstruck, he says but this aint all Grife has to show. Pressing another button, stuff starts moving around in the underground hangar and brings out another mech, which Grife introduces as the Straybird. Cool, dontcha think? Id also liken this one to being a masterpiece of mine.
Ichitakas fanboyism is in overdrive now: Whoooaaa! This is SO AWESOME! You got two mechs?! Yuu doesnt appreciate the yelling, though, pointing out that the difficult part is yet to come. Indeed, Grife says theyll now be running start-up tests. If those are successful, Grife would like to
Never mind that the whole area starts shaking then and there. An earthquake? Haruno runs an analysis and says no: its an explosion. Alice runs over and shes got bad news: someones bombarding the lab!
Mission 1 The Youth Drawn To Iron
: Hurry, all of you! Get in the elevator!
: We cant! The safety lock isnt working due to the tremors!
: Target has been silenced. Moving to capture via pattern G.
: Initiating descent.
*The three units land.*
: Target secured. Weve also found two units, about forty meters tall.
: Disregard those. The new potential is all that matters.
: The Linebarrel hasnt come down yet (Dmitri)
: Hey, boss! Theres something over there! (Sawatari)
: Hm? But the radar is clear
: Are your eyes just a piece of décor? Use them. (Wufei)
: Hmph. I dont recall asking your opinion, newbie.
: Analyzing visual data no known matches.
: Whatre those things, then?!
: Target recovery confirmed. Retreating.
*All three units leave.*
: You aint going anywhere!
: Do you copy, Sawatari?
: Cmdr. Katou?!
: You can let those small units go.
: What the hell for, Hisataka?!
: Because they are not the enemy. Your imagination is a bit lacking, Sawatari.
: Oh, come on. You didnt say anything about that before
: Hey, now, we got a newcomer coming in!
: All within the scope of my imagination. If hell be a nuisance, then feel free to play with him; if not
: Then we let him go?
: Roger that. Our primary objective is still the Linebarrel, of course.
: Hold up, bro! Lemme come with!
: No, Ill go and save gramps.
: I wanna help him too, you know!
: Youre an outsider and this is none of your business. Back off!
: O-Outsider ?
: The links looking good. Were leaving, Haruno!
: Ready when you are.
: Bro! Yuu!
: And there it goes
: Got a hit on radar! SDF Armas!
: Thats where we detected the explosions? (Igarashi)
: Yes, sir. But were receiving intel that it wasnt the Katou Organization Armas who did it
: Well handle the Irregulars later. First off, well beat the snot outta these guys and drive them outta town!
*Machine gun fire!*
: Hah, and I wouldnt have it any other way. Lets get to it, boss, newbie!
: I suppose we must. Imagine! O, powerless people!
: Yeah, imagine good! Imagine whats gonna be left of your corpses after Im done!
: Hrrrm! Dont give em an inch! Keep firing!
: None of my business What an awful thing to say, bro
: Hey, Alice. Think you can get this thing moving like Haruno did?
: Im sorry, Ichitaka I havent either combat-oriented thought patterns or the necessary functionalities to work as a copilot.
: Hey, thats nothing to apologize for. Blah Thats how its gonna be, huh? Screw it, then!
*Ichitaka jumps into the Rushbird.
: If you cant get it moving, then Ill do it! Hop aboard, Alice!
: Huuh?! You can actually operate it?!
: No idea but I figure its safer inside this cockpit than sitting here, waiting to be rescued! Come on!
*In she goes.*
: H-Hey this kinda looks like that simulator the professor made ! Alright, I think I can manage this!
: And were moving! So next would be
: Alice, you see that panel over there? Press all buttons from left to right, would you? After that, pull the lever overhead and bring out that control panel under your seat thatll shift our mode!
: I think were good. Trust me on this one!
: Here goes!!
: Another one?!
: Ooow The sim sure didnt pull Gs like this thing !
: Yo, whore you?! You friends with that guy from before?!
: Alice, think you can get a bead on Yuus mech?
: Um Maybe if I press a few buttons here and there we might get something?
: Ah, no, never mind. Were good.
: Who the hell are you? Civs?
: Youre with the SDF? The names Ichitaka Nagumo, 3rd year student of Misaki Middle School!
: And whore those guys? Theyre making a mess of our town!
: I cant tell you that. If youre a civ, then get outta here!
: Hey, Ive got my own reasons for being here, alright? I cant just go Yeah, OK! and back off!
: Are you done talking?
: Then, die!
: Work that imagination and figure out if thisll hit or not!
: And youre next in line, moron.
: Tch, no way were going down here! Back me up, Alice!
: Ill do whatever I can!
And we finally have our originals, having to take on a bevy of Katou units. Gotta take them all down, so well want to take it nice and easy.
Rushbird (Ichitaka Nagumo, AL-3 Alice)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Attack Combo L1
Spirit Commands Ichitaka:
Spirit Commands Alice:
Laplace Wall Damage from Beam and Energy-type weapons reduced by 2000. If Laplace Wall reduces the damage to 0, Rushbird will regenerate 15 EN.
Squad Bonus: Armor +150, HP+1000, Land terrain rating: A
The Rushbird may kinda look like a Real but its very much a Super Robot. It wont be dodging anything but it can take a good hit especially against stuff thats got energy weapons. And while it also packs a hefty punch, youll find its current weapon selection to be lacking in range the best he has for a post-movement attack is 1-2! The range in its other weapons make it a good Support Attacker, though, and Ichitakas a good enough pilot.
All in all, you can easily fit it in any group.
The Katou mooks can be decently dodgy (though Wufei is by far the dodgiest) and accurate, so setting Ichitaka on a positive terrain for some defense/evasion bonus will help.
: Were gonna have to wreck these guys before we can go after the professor and my bro!
: I dunno how much that sim experiencell help here but Ill go with whatever works! Alice, you do as I tell you, alright?
Ichitaka: While Im off doing this, my bro and the professor are...!
Alice: Aah? Were jumping right in there?!"
Ichitaka: We gotta or were dead meat!
Alice: Oh, wow! You hit him!
Ichitaka: And heres the follow-up!
Named folks are hanging back but not the mooks.
Ichitaka: Alice, know that thing in the sim? Were gonna try that!
Alice: But I wasnt allowed near any of that research!
Ichitaka: Whats the enemy up to, Alice?
Alice: Hes rushing us down!
Ichitaka: Ah, craaap!
The one we weakened before gets wrecked.
*By the Shinto shrine to the NW*
: Damn, a buncha Armas pop up outta nowhere, the place turns into a warzone whats going on here?! I-I gotta get back right the hell now!
: Huh? Whats that noise ? A-Ack! Somethings falling this way!!
: Its here! Commander, weve confirmed of the Linebarrels landing!
: So did we. A shame that it didnt crash right on top of JUDA but this will do. Execute the plan right away.
: Roger. Sawatari, keep the Irregular busy.
: You got it, boss!
*As Sawatari starts heading for Ichitaka, we cut back to Kouichi.*
: Hrm ? Why am I ? Aah, right there was something falling and
: Oh, crap, the bread! Aah! Its all smooshed up! Noooo
: What?! And my cell broke too?! This day just keeps getting worse huh? What the ?
: A girl? Whys she right next to me?
*Looks at the Linebarrel.*
: A-Aah! An Arma?! Whered that come from?!
: Hey, come on, get up! We gotta book it this is getting real dangerous!
: Huh ? What Why am I here ?
: Youre awake, yeah? Good, good.
: Listen, can you run? We need to get out of here right now!
: Did you help me? Thanks.
: I guess I did, huh? Heheheh Wait, this aint the time for that! Come on we gotta get going!
: Whats your name, even?
: I dont know.
: Thank god, youre safe. Risako went, like, white as a sheet when she couldnt call your cell.
: Yeah, the things busted But whyre you here?
: Well, she told me to come look for you, so I did. You really shouldnt make her worry so much, you know.
: And, also, whos the girl? And whats that Arma, even?
: Dont ask me, cause Ive no clue.
: Alright, alright; you can save the story for later. Right now we need to get back to school and find shelter!
: And you can relax, too its all good now. Come on!
*They start going down the path into town.*
: This way, Kouichi! Hurry!
: Go and surround the Linebarrel!
: Yes, sir!
: Aah! Theyre coming this way!
: Those are
: Hey, you! We gotta hide!
: Those are my enemy
*The Katou mooks start stomping over.*
: This aint looking good Kouichi, Ill draw their attention! Take the girl and run!
: But youll
: Its no biggie. Same ol' song and dance between us, eh?
: Get outta here already!
: I I dont need your help anymore! I can take care of myself, damn it!
*Kouichi punches a tree and it falls right over!*
: Th-The hell?! I knocked this huge tree down with my bare hands ?
: Ko-Kouichi When did you get so strong ?
: I remembered my name Its Kizaki Emi Kizaki!
: Emi Kizaki
: You... Will you fight with me?
: If youve the will to fight, then call out the Linebarrel !
: Line barrel?
: Put your hand on my chest.
: Wait, what?!
: Hurry up !
: A-Alright, then. Come here, Linebarrel!!
: Its that Arma from before?! It flew here in the blink of an eye Whats going on?!
: This is the Linebarrel ! I can fight with it?
: Alright, Yajima, find someplace to hide out!
: Ill handle this mess! Lets do this, Emi!
: Do you know what to do?
: Hmhmm. Linebarrel Yeah, I can handle this guy! Haaaaaaah!!
Katou mook: The Linebarrel belongs to us!
: Is that the Arma that fell back there? It can move?!
: Looks like it, yes!
: It cant be How is the Linebarrel active?!
: I thought it didnt have a Factor?
: Are you seeing this, Commander? Looks like the things already picked up a Factor.
: Hm. The Factor may be a newbie but youre still up against an original Machina. Dont let your guard down.
: Whoa And this powers mine now?
: Heheheh ! Well, things are looking up already!
*Dmitri moves up to him.*
: I am Dmitri Magarov, Captain of the Katou Organizations 3rd Unit. Are you one of JUDAs Factors?
: JUDA? Factors? Hell if I know, man! Im Kouichi Hayase a CHAMPION OF JUSTICE!
: D-Did he says Kouichi Hayase?! Why would he?!
: And if youre picking a fight with a champion of justice that makes you the bad guy! Meaning youre all going down!
: Heh, weve got a real loudmouth crashing our party now! Come on, boss get rid of him quick!
: Im on it!
: Kouichi Its you ?
: Ichitaka, you must focus on the Armas!
: Y-Yeah, youre right!
: Ah? The target Machinas up and about. Things are a bit different from advertised what do we do, Tanaka? (Aoi)
: Sorry; give me a minute on this one. I didnt think this would happen.
*Looks at the Rushbird.*
: And theres that guy, too. Hes about as big as the Dancouga. (Sakuya)
: Thats not any mech Ive seen in Mens Super Robots Monthly. (Johnny)
: But how reliable is that magazine exactly? (Kurara)
: Yo Isnt that the Dancouga?!
: The D-Dancouga?! And whatre those things there?!
: Oh, thank goodness! The Linebarrels safe!
: Id no idea what we were gonna do when the thing changed its drop point but we still managed to make it in time.
: It finding a Factor already wasnt in the plans, though.
: Psh, now the Dancouga and JUDAs Machinas decided to turn up.
: Can you hear us, Kouichi Hayase? Were here to pick you up!
: Yeah, come with us to JUDA!
: The hell how do you two know my name?!
: Werent you the one yelling your name just a minute ago? You were pretty dang loud, too.
: O-Oh, I was?
: Are you stupid or something?
: Dont call me that! Im a CHAMPION OF JUSTICE, OK?!
: Everyone here except me and the Dancouga is evil, so my justicell trash you all good!
: ?! Youre !
: Huh Is that really Kouichi in there?
: Oi, whered he get the idea were his buddies ?
: What, then, Tanaka? Figured out how well deal with this?
: I have: stick to the original plan and move to capture the Linebarrel. Way its pilots looking, wed be risking even more unnecessary damage by letting him be.
: And the unknown unit?
: You should be alright to ignore it it doesnt seem hostile, I think.
: The Dancouga didnt think itd intrude on this battle.
: Hrm ! Its on the move!
: Sorry, Champ!
Kurara: Who goes and proclaims himself a Champion of Justice? What a sad kid
Johnny: Middle schoolers, you know how they are.
Sakuya: Whatd you mean ?
Aoi: Never mind that lets bring this guy in quick!
: Whaa?! Whyd the Dancouga attack me?!
: I'm justice incarnate! A champion! A CHAMPION OF JUSTICE!
: Why why doesnt anyone get my justice?!
: Fine, then
: Youre evil, too, Dancouga! Youre my enemy!!
: Oh, dear Weve gone and poked the bear.
: Sorry, kids. Ill go and write an apology to JUDA.
: Sawatari, Dmitri, Wufei. The mission may have failed but carry on fighting.
: Not to the death, of course wait for an opportunity and pull back.
: Chill out, Hisataka. Barring the Dancouga, the others aint all that.
: That was an order.
: Psh, fine. Well get ready to back off.
: You there. Can you fight?
: Kinda, I think!
: The two of us and the Dancouga are on your side. First order of business is to deal with the enemy Armas, alright?
: I dont really know whats going on, but OK!
: Lets get to it, then !
Still cant lose anyone but were not in a whole lot of danger: everyone weve got can take care of themselves.
Dancouga Nova (Aoi Hidaka, Kurara Tachibana, Sakuya Kamon, Johnny Burnette)
Spirit Commands Aoi:
Spirit Commands Kurara:
Spirit Commands Sakuya:
Guts (ド根性) fully restores units HP
Spirit Commands Johnny:
Iron Wall (鉄壁) reduces all incoming damage to 1/4 for the next turn.
Squad Bonus: Crit Ratio +10, Armor +100, Accuracy Rate +5
The Dancougas often known as a glass cannon but maybe they decided, since it was its debut, to skip the glass part. In truth, the thing has a fine amount of defenses and packs a hefty punch its by far our strongest unit on the field.
And, as you might expect, having four pilots worth of spirit commands will only make it better.
Hind-Kind (Satoru Yamashita)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Squad Bonus: Armor +100, Accuracy Rate+5
Yamashita knows what he wants to be and thats an artillery wall. Hes pretty tough and has a lot of range in his attacks, his skills also making him a very nice support unit. Hell very likely be relegated to being a squaddie but hell do the job well.
Oh and if youre facing a particularly dodgy enemy, his Reflector Cores will apply the Mobility Down debuff to make things easier.
Painkiller (Miu Kujo)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Squad Bonus: Money Earned +10%, EN +50, 1000 Barrier
Even more of a squaddie than Yamashita, Miu would kinda make a good fit for a long-range robot like the Rushbird (especially with that extra Barrier). She only has two attacks, her better one being pre-movement, so she wont be hitting too nicely for now.
But with that Repair module, shes pretty much our main source of healing right now (without having to spend Alices SP) and Focus means shes one of the more accurate folks here.
By the by, Kouichis a neutral unit. You could attack him but Im all but sure hed just heal up like he did with Aois punch.
Off to work we go.
: Reijis not around today, so I better bring my A-game! Come on!
Small help from Ichitaka and Mius got a kill in sight.
: The townll end up in ruins if this doesnt stop ! We have to give this one 110%!
And since attacking Kouichi isnt on the menu today, Aoill finish off some of Ichitakas previous buddies.
: Three commander-class mechs, huh? Todays gonna be a good one, folks.
: Takurou Sawatari, Dmitri Magarov and Wufei Chang with his Altron Gundam All of them are certified tough cookies.
: Well, arent we well-informed.
: Mens Underworld Monthly had an article on the Katou Organization, you see.
: Whatever, we eat tough cookies for breakfast! Lets go wild!
Shame we cant hear Sakuya yelling.
Stuff is still coming in, with this Arma just barely surviving his bout with Yamashita.
Sawatari and Wufei are going after Kouichi.
Now were off to get rid of the little guys. Miu takes one and Yamashita will slap this one into oblivion.
The last onell fall eventually hes still healthy.
Meanwhile, Aois helping Kouichi with Dmitri. We wont let the kid have this kill, of course.
Along the way, Sawatari decides to take a swing at Yamashita.
Hes a good candidate to having his mobility debuffed.
Over here, Dmitris gotten close enough for Kouichi to bust out his better attack.
: If you think an amateur can win against the captain of the Katou Organizations 3rd Unit, think again!
: Justice always wins, even kids know that!
Dmitri: We, the Katou Organization, will be taking the Linebarrel!
And taking damage:
Emi: Our regeneration will take care of that very soon.
Kouichi: Yow, Linebarrel! Youre pretty awesome!
Emi: Go, counterattack !
Kouichi: Yup, I was JUST thinking about that!
And Miu almost oneshotted the last Arma.
Alright, lets take out Dmitri after Kouichi was kind enough to leave him in the red.
: And heres the order to withdraw. Pulling back!