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Valkyria Chronicles

by gravitypenguin

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Chapter 3: Vassel Urban Warfare (Part 1)


Summons, Squad 7 is Born, The Flare Gun, The First Op

We can now access headquarters. Right now we can set members of our squad, upgrade equipment, level up, and change units' equipment there.


Meet Leon and Kreis.
They will upgrade our equipment for money.

This includes weapons:


And tank upgrades both passive and those requiring equipment slots:


The drill instructor
runs the training field. We can spend experience there to level up classes.


At the barracks we can equip our units with any weapons we've developed or aquired. We don't have anything special to give out yet. Sharp readers may notice that these screenshots reflect a squad lineup other than the one final one I ran with.

Assembling the squad:

Captain Varrot explains the role of classes to us.
We can set up to 20 members of squad 7 as active at a time in the command room. We are given a random assortment of recruits to start with and more are granted each mission until every character is accessible. It took a painful amount of reloading, but I managed to get a starting squad with both Vyse and Akia. Without further ado meet the current active members of squad 7:


Cezary is a sniper, and a jerk.

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That's great and all, but what's up with the X?


I am exceedingly confident about this engineer's ability.

That's a bit better I guess.


Well you seem fine.

Beware the hair!

And finally we have Walter. We will be stealing his glasses when he's not looking.


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Jane is my favorite psychopathic shocktrooper.

Yes, Fuck Yes! Teeth kicking for all. Vyse is the protagonist of Skies of Arcadia.

The fact that one of Coby's special traits is bad back does not fill me with confidence. Well whatever, shocktroopers + 1.

I have nothing to say about Mica. This does not bode well for his use


Aika is the other playable Skies of Arcadia character and a pretty good scout.

We require more scouts!

I don't know what exactly this material he's talking about is, but he seems enthusiastic.

I know I promised no deaths, but you'd better not be lying buddy.

Nancy is our final scout. Questions of "What's up with the hat?" remain unanswered.

Other members:

We also have Rosie, a stormtrooper, and Largo, a lancer, who are story units that grant us extra CP when used like Welkin and Alica. I'll add them to the characters list in the OP.

Finally there's our reserves who I won't go into depth on at this time:

Melville, Montley, Noce, Ramona.

Alex, Kevin, Aisha, Dorthy, Nina.

Nils, Rosina

Dallas, Nadine, Claudia

If anyone has any favorite characters let me know and I'll try and sub'em in for some missions. Otherwise I'll be rotating things according to personal preference.

Next time: Actual Fighting?