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Title: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: calapine on January 17, 2021, 11:08:46 AM
This is Jagged Alliance Stracciatella a cross-platform (stable) JA2 runtime using the base game's files. Thus we are playing an unmodded game, expert difficulty, tons of weapons, sci-fi setting with a higher resolution.

House rule: No reloading, dead is dead. Until either Deidranna or my alter ego are dead.

Buuuuut: I spent 100+ hours ingame but never progressed past the mid game. And never on 'expert' difficulty. So the outcome is open....  :grin:



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Setting the scene

The excellent and short intro conveys the story and atmosphere much better than I could with blahblah:

There's stuff! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ZsBBMzde4)


So, the rebels are in a bad shape and need help. We accepted the contract and...ooooh, mail!

(https://i.imgur.com/jY683Ym.png)


Oh, noes. It's fucking spam:

(https://i.imgur.com/rGGnec4.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/4vyNTk5.png)(https://i.imgur.com/QRQch0Q.png)


Although, I do love personality tests. Let's click the link.

(https://i.imgur.com/xvki6CW.png)



[Gameplay-wise this Buzzfeed-like questionnaire is the character creation screen that determines your AEs personality and skills. For the most part it's pretty easy to figure out what leads to what]

(https://i.imgur.com/K3Rzaky.png)(https://i.imgur.com/nTbQyGn.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Bjb6u6G.png)(https://i.imgur.com/igs9w2u.pngg)

There we go:

(https://i.imgur.com/at1dywY.png)

[specialites: Night Ops & Auto Weapons]

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Next up: Hiring some mercs and an actual battle!

Edit: Oh and I forgot, playing this with Wildfire maps, to change things up a little.


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: Falconeer on January 17, 2021, 12:37:57 PM
One of my favourite games ever!


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: Khaldun on January 17, 2021, 03:37:22 PM
Looking forward to this one.


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: schild on January 17, 2021, 04:07:12 PM
Oh please play all the way through


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: calapine on January 19, 2021, 12:32:09 PM

Step 2: forming the team.


The doctor:
(https://i.imgur.com/1rzt94h.png)

Spider is kinda adorable, personality wise. Night Ops specialist, so her and cala are going to double team in the dark.

(https://i.imgur.com/FNMRTj6.png)



The grunts:
(https://i.imgur.com/Uc8hQOK.png)

Gunter. The  merc equivalent of take-away pizza. Not super special but all around solid and affordable - can't go wrong there.

(https://i.imgur.com/NR0IA8P.png)


 
(https://i.imgur.com/dnreY0z.png)

He is the nephew of Ivan Dolvic, who is his uncle. Look at his fundemantionals, then. Also is cheap

(https://i.imgur.com/MatfBHZ.png)



The explosive guy:

(https://i.imgur.com/r1XtXmo.png)

Really good in the explosive department and smart enough to take over the team-mechanic role too.
And look at his weekly salary! Trevor "$32,200 for two weeks" Colby can fuck right off - welcome on board Barry!

(https://i.imgur.com/cnFhgHf.png)




Next up:
(https://i.imgur.com/rftG8Yz.png)


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: calapine on January 19, 2021, 12:36:50 PM
Part 3

(https://i.imgur.com/GBNYYRI.png)


Team successfully infiltrates
(https://i.imgur.com/CVciayh.png)



The situation
(https://i.imgur.com/S62pwcy.png)



We move towards the treeline for cover, and...

(https://i.imgur.com/7LhkJkJ.png)


(https://i.imgur.com/4RIzvVX.png)



But Wait, There's More!
(https://i.imgur.com/rpGEwyR.png)







(https://i.imgur.com/gxh60pX.png)


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: calapine on January 19, 2021, 12:39:44 PM
Part 4: Oh, shit.


(https://i.imgur.com/YpqQ1Pp.png)

Cala moves south. The enemy still hasn't detected our team in cover. We'll keep it that way.
(https://i.imgur.com/dsdOKWm.png)



Encounter!

0703: An Arulconian soldier fires the first shot of the conflict.

We fire back.
(https://i.imgur.com/fTkEusD.png)


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: calapine on January 19, 2021, 12:43:21 PM
Cover works for both sides: the team lost contact with the enemy.

Trying to sneak up on them frontally and just hoping for the best would end with a shotgun load in the face
(https://i.imgur.com/XLkzzxM.png)



Cala continues the flanking maneuver
(https://i.imgur.com/Y7idHyi.png)



Last meters: Cala sprints across the street, is seen, promptly shot at and barely makes it
(https://i.imgur.com/NqZ3xCx.gif)



But it's worth it. Drawing the soldiers attention allows Igor to move position without getting fragged himself
(https://i.imgur.com/56L0pqL.png)


Barry is closing in too
(https://i.imgur.com/aqpwamr.png)



Surprise attack.

Grunty and Spider open fire from the west. Berry from the north. Igor from the south-west, and...
(https://i.imgur.com/KxR8Hoc.png)(https://i.imgur.com/601EE10.png)

Cala goes full auto.
(https://i.imgur.com/NeRzljX.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iVyJFmm.gif)



Ta da!
(https://i.imgur.com/SrstQ0D.png)








Next episode:

(https://i.imgur.com/Z7OsEdn.png)
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This was surprisingly much work. The next encounters will be less detailed less I run out of steam by the 2nd town.


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: Khaldun on January 21, 2021, 10:23:59 PM
Many fond memories at any rate for this. It really had good LOS mechanics, the AI was pretty sophisticated, but I kind of loved how much personality it felt like the characters had even if on re-viewing it wasn't based on scripted cut-scenes and complicated loyalty quests, etc.


Title: Re: "Unternehmen Sonnenblume" - a Jagged Alliance 2 playthrough
Post by: calapine on January 24, 2021, 03:07:43 PM
(sorry for the slow  updates)






Mission Diary - Day 01
Men killed: 3, 9mm hollow point left: 41, calories: 5424 (deployment overseas no reason to get lazy!)
=============================================================================

Hah. Hah! Victory. Everyone dead, not a scratch on the team. Am such a good team leader.

Scouted the place. The Arulco, Aruloconian?, Arulconesian?? The Enemy Forces  turned half the houses into a boobied deathtraps.

(https://i.imgur.com/udTWZfG.png)


Sent Barry to disarm. Do not want civilians to be harmed.
Also gesture probably playing well with the local populace: Brownie points are the currency of a successful insurgency. (Such a clever line! Mental note: Find appropriate opportunity to use in conversation. )

(https://i.imgur.com/hhD1RPk.png)

Oh well...
Looks worse than it was really. All digits still attached, he'll be fine in no time.



I hope...




Town is complete a complete junkyard. Met one woman, at first - understandably - distrustful...

(https://i.imgur.com/94woWNx.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/3a7vhOl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/4SM0dG6.png)

...but managed to convinced we are for real.

(https://i.imgur.com/62Muxf6.png)


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Meanwhile in Meduna... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egz3lPMlyaQ&feature=youtu.be)

(https://i.imgur.com/crn2SWV.png) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egz3lPMlyaQ&feature=youtu.be)
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Back in Omerta:
(https://i.imgur.com/zRoNo5w.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/QfVTDX3.png)




(https://i.imgur.com/3jrsbRS.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/VbXfrpP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/KnqllkT.png)
Now, wait a moment you admittedly somewhat sexy discount-ché. I am not going to supply young women to pedo priests!


(https://i.imgur.com/Bn38wDO.png)

Now that totally makes sense. If think you about it what we are doing is just another form of humanitarian aid.


Onwards to Drassen.


(https://i.imgur.com/LWAyihj.png)