This is NOT going to be a capture situation, there is no sodding way, since stun launchers are as yet unavailable. Thermal shock prods only. But this is turning out to be one ugly sucker of a mission. Island mission, got a tank along but all it can do is scout, since I had a torpedo tank onboard the transport rather than anything else. Tasoth and 'toid mixed crew island terror and they have brought along the WORKS. So far, popped a calcinite from long range, sniper with a sonic rifle. Two, maybe three men died to bring down a biodrone, little bastards that they are, and now, tank just ran into some HEAVY opposition. Medium range, no cover, face to face with a triscene. Lining up the snipers of course, mixture of gas cannon and sonic rifle are the armaments we are using, plus mostly expended dye grenades, a few demo charges, had to use one to take the biodrone down, guy died doing it, biodrone came over to slaughter another guy with a primed demo charge , the first one, from the guy who died trying to get close enough to toss it into a room at close quarters, died, but the drone came over, shot another guy with a second primed charge, and then the first charge from dead guy no.1 knocked it unconscious and for good measure, thankfully the damnable little monster was then killed, well less killed more evaporated, by the close by detonation of charge no.2..
This game is on veteran. Several tasoth and a couple of aquatoids have fallen, but seems like they have brought..less so of their pets and more the entire goddamn zoo. Got a pair of flares nearby (its a night mission, and a nasty one at that), close ish to the triscene since there was a calcinite spotted by the scouting tank, went over to keep an eye on it and mark the target for a sniper team to drop it (the calcinite, triscene is still alive), down on one knee, to pop it with a headshot to be rewarded with a satisfying shrieking, sucking toilet flush of a scream as it died. The main hope is the gutsy bugger carrying the results of a 'pass the parcel-that-goes-boom!' grenade toss, armed otherwise with just a sonic blasta rifle, going to try and get some backup, as its just the tank to draw fire from the triscene and this one guy currently, who must have been born with three nuts. Two between his legs in the usual mounting, but which drag the ground as he walks, and one more, his survival instinct, which is evidently about the size of a peanut. And not even one in the shell. Just a dry-roasted, heavily, heavily HEAVILY salted peanut.
The base commander needed to go down to sickbay and...borrow....a medkit, no healing facility needed, but needed a couple of shots of painkiller, and after battle, methinks reviving with a shot of the stuff they use for waking aquanauts up...here's guessing its ice. And whilst underwater is no good, it'll have to be taken out and loaded into a pipe, because this is hairy just to watch
Question-if an aqua-jet tank is parked in front of an enemy that is sighted by the tank, and has full or most of its TU left, is it capable of reaction fire on land?
And whats needed for the gauss tank research wise? weapons and ammo up to craft gauss?