Hachiyama POV@Dezuel@RennyTeam Ikuro High has lost all their points. The winner is Team Zenshin High!
I sighed in relief but also in discomfort as the holograms around us started to disappear. After Charmaine had started scolding him he knew the merc was right. He broke orders and disobeyed Seo. And he wasn’t sure he wanted to physically face either Seo or Charmaine right now with their .. strong personalities.
“Hachiyama.” Seos cold voice said as I slowly turned to him. And the look on his face was just as cold, a dark look behind the eyes. “It seems, you’ve decided your better then the plan.” He said with crossed arms.
I gulped as I tried to come up with an excuse. An excuse for disobeying a direct order. But .. I was just so frustrated. We were there. The enemy was there. We were both on the battlefield and I was there before even the mercenaries! He had full rights to fight but still.
Before I could speak whatever excuse I could he stopped me. “Fine.” He said as his mood changed from cold anger to something much more evil. “If you think the plans up till now are so benign then I’ll just have to change that. Everybody group up! We’re changing the plan I made everyone learn all for Hachiyama!” He said, earning a groan from Tanaka and a huff from Komi. I looked over and bowed a sorry to them, Kobayashi giving me a look of sympathy.
“And Hachiyama!” Seo added, making me straighten my back. “You better follow this next plan to the T. Otherwise, you're off the team. Now everyone group up so I can explain the plan!” He commanded as I felt a new wave of dread.
Naoki POV@DoubleThe Baelstorm ferociously charges forth, using the explosion behind it to move it even faster forward, grabbing the Captain Miracle by the waist in the process. The Miracle takes out its beam saber in an attempt to destroy it, only to be crushed before he could follow through.
As the Manticore tries to reach its teammate, the Creusherazade grabs its head from behind before its sub arms pierced the cockpit with its beam sabers. The two of them turn to face me as I try to drag the half destroyed Zaku II Benkei back to the Yamato. The Creusherazade lurched forward, throwing the Manticore to the side as-
“Naoki are you listening?” Takemoris voice asked as I reopened my eyes. Readjusting to my surroundings as I looked back down at the tablet in hand, the video of Ryoichi and Charmaines battles replaying on loop.
That match up won’t work.
“Sorry, I was thinking.” I apologized. As I tried to organize my thoughts.
“Yeah, I don’t know anything about Blades new Gunpla so planning ahead is difficult, I’m hoping it’s specs are similar to the Wings but I’m trying not to make assumptions. Also the Baelstorm can outspeed Jun, and it’s pilot has a lot of experience and wit. He’s powerful. The other .. is dangerous. The Creusherazade seems to be a high performance kitbash and I suspect it has more weapons then the Manticore and Zaku Benkei combined.” I exaggerated as I tried again to imagine the battlefield. “I think .. I’m going to see it fight myself. It’s too complicated an enemy to fight blind against. I’m gonna need to lay my cards on the table in order to properly evaluate him.”
Takemori nodded as he looked down at his tablet. “Any thoughts on the enemy strategies?” He asked as he pulled up the squad graph with all their photos.
“I think Seo will go for a point defeat. He won’t care about the objective. Point based defeats are considered the truest of win amongst people who care about things like that. And Seo is definitely one of those idiots.” I answered back.
"Hey, uh... Naoki?" Riku asked him from behind, gaining both of their attentions., "Did you happen to bring any extra weapon parts with you? I think my Shin Musha could use a backup weapon or two, but none of the weapons I brought seem like they would suit it. I was hoping you might have one I could borrow for the fight against Seo's team."
I nodded, setting down the tablet and reaching over to a case, opening it up on the table reveals a varied assortment of weapons from the Seed series, from the Destiny's Arondight ship destroyer to the Strike Launchers Agni cannon. along with 2 Gunpla cases to the side. “I like weapons from the Comic Era a lot, they're flashy and get the job done so I carry alot of spares on me.” I replied, “You can use whatever you want, you can even use the gatlings from the Fantastic GM, I’m going to be using a different Gunpla next round anyways.” I said as I took out the first box and put the Fantastic GM into it, before taking the second box.
Takemori chimed in, looking at RIku. “Ah, speaking of the next round, any thoughts on the mercs Riku?”
"I'm pretty sure the Yamato's trump card could probably wipe them out. Though I can't help but feel like it would be a waste to use that much power on just two enemy Gunpla." Riku added in and I nodded.
“Two enemy Gunpla. Yeah it would be a waste.” I commented with a pause. “But, this isn’t a fight against just two MS Gunpla. In WARS, a super weapon might be just what we need. Also and unlike the Noa Family team, Zenshin actually has a full team of 7.”
“A team led by an arrogant child.” Takemori commented, looking over his shoulder as he could hear the tail end of Zenshins battle.
“Despite his low piloting skills, Seo is an intelligent guy. I’ve actually faced him before, twice. And after our second battle I had learned something I hate to admit, but he thinks like me. He’s a researcher. Someone who analyzes and plans accordingly after compiling data. And while I had destroyed him in our first fight he had become incredibly more annoying in the second.” I admitted, and it was true.
Back when I had started using remote weapons, he decided to use the NT-D system to take control over them. It was because of that fight that I had decided to install the NT-D system into my own Gunpla to counter it. When I started using I fields, he started using physical bullets. When I started using an anti-ship sword he would start using beam javelins to counter. He was adaptable, and persistent.
“Still though, I think I’ll leave the decision up to you, Riku.” I pointed to him. “It's your creation, so you should have the best idea on when and if we should use it. Just make sure I'm out of the blast radius when you do.” I joked with a smile as I watched the hologram around team Zenshin disappear.
“Takemori, can you gather everyone up? I’ve decided on a plan.” I said as I looked to the side at Kai, Jun and Blade talking, Tomiyoka doing repairs in the back.
I looked over at the assembled Team Imagine V. Everyone creating a semicircle around me as I stood up with the tablet in hand. “I’ve received the details for the next round. We'll be playting the part of Federation soldiers against Zeon enemies. It’s going to be a territory battle in space.” I said as I showed everyone the screen. A former Side 4 Colony has been turned into a battlefield! As part of the Earth Federation Forces, destroy the Living Dead Division and regain control over the Thunderbolt Sector! There are 3 areas that need reclamation, conquer 2 to win.
SeoOur control over the former Side 4 Colony has been challenged, and the whole area has turned into a battlefield! As part of the Living Dead Division, destroy the Earth Federation invaders and retain control over the Thunderbolt Sector! There are 3 areas that need refortification, fortify 2 to win.
I stopped showing my Zenshin underlings the message as I continued. “Hehe, Sieg Zeon." I joked as I continued. "Now I’ve told you all before but I’ll say it again since SOME of you obviously need to be told twice.” I said, looking straight at Hachiyama. “In space, if you’re ever confused on which ways you or down, just look at your compass, it’s the holographic ball with a spike that always points upwards. Even an idiot would understand how to use it.”
“The second thing you need to remember about space combat is the loss of gravity. Both you and your opponents will be moving many times faster in space combat than on earth arenas since your Gunpla have no weight.” I said as I looked over at Tomiyoka. “Tomi, you especially will need to take into account your new speeds since your Waverider mode doesn’t have the fastest reverse thrusters.”
Tomiyoka nodded. “U-understood, Naoki-san”
“And the third thing.” I added, looking over to the Mercenaries specifically. “Is that remote and large scale weapons and Gunpla work much more efficiently in space. So be prepared because I’m sure Team Wannabe Yukihara has some of those up their sleeves. Naoki especially.” I said as I remembered our first battle. What an .. irritating memory.
A memory of a swarm of bits surrounding him. Of funnels looping, dashing and zigzagging in unreadable patterns as they used their lasers to poke and prod his gunpla. Of a laughing Yukihara relishing in his defeat as dragoon lasers ripped through his previous Gunpla.
Ignoring the memory I went back to explaining my master plan. “Now you see, I’m almost completely sure Naoki will expect us to use a 2-3-3 formation in order to divide and conquer, but instead I’ve decided we’ll use a 3-5 split. We’ll use the higher firepower of a bigger group to hold a position easily.”
“Seo is 100% without a doubt going to do either a 4-4 or a 3-5 formation. There’s no way he cares about the mission he wants the elimination win.” I said with a sigh. “I can already tell, he’s going to make one team himself, the Haro and the two mercenaries and the other team will be the other four. Or something similar to that.”
“However unlike the ORIGINAL plan.” I said looking again at Hachyama, watching him sink in his seat. “I’ll be having Hachiyama escort me and Charmaine instead of Ryoichi.” I said with a smirk, knowing full well Charmaines disdain for him.
“And unlike the original plan, Ryoichi will be leading squad 2 with Haro, Kobayashi, Tanaka and Komi.” And I saw Kobayashi look surprised at his demotion from squad leader. Oh well, blame Hachyama.
“In short, my plan is to split into Squad 1 and 2 and defend the points while destroying all their units. And remember do NOT stand on the objectives until AFTER I’ve gotten my revenge on Naoki!”
“Our plan is to have the group split into a 3-2-2 formation in order to cover all three points. Riku and Tomiyoka will be Squad A.” I said as Tomiyoka nodded, gulping nervously.
“Blade, you take Haro and the Yamato and work as Squad B. With that new Gunpla of yours I’m sure you’ll be able to handle the Zenshin squad with just Haros support.” I said with conviction. I remembered the speed of that Gunpla when it chased after the train. Over 70 Kilometers traveled in around 55 seconds. Sure he had the help of the Yamato’s catapult but that distance was insane even accounting for it. He’d have to beg Blade later to let him run some tests.
“And lastly.” I said, “Kai and Jun will come with me, as Squad C. But unlike Squad A and B, our job won’t be to capture an area but rather to act as bait to lure out Seo and the Mercs.” I was nervous about this play. I wasn’t sure how the team or the enemy would react to this. He was banking on the fact that Seo was blood thirsty. But honestly these two Mercs weren’t the usual pushovers you can half ass to beat. If both of them team up they can probably destroy most squads.
“In summary. Squad A and B will go out to capture two points. And whichever team doesn’t run into the Zenshin squad will capture their area first before they rush over to assist Squad C in defeating Seo. Squad A and B had methods of traveling fast across the battlefield so you’ll be able to provide backup faster.”
“Remember boys, draw this out so we can crush them in full!!!”
“Remember team, we need to capture the points quickly and end this tournament!!”
“This victory will be the beginning of our new era!”
“This tournaments our first so let’s start our story strong!”
“Focus, and fully imagine our/their victory/defeat!” They finished their speeches as the set up for the final battle finished, the hexagonal table in the center of the room began lighting up, revealing a hologram of a wrecked battlefield with a destroyed colony spanning from one end of the arena to the other, debris floating all around as they created multiple clusters above and below the colony.
As everyone stood around the table, Naoki took one last gulp of air as he looked to his left and right, seeing his teammates all preparing to launch themselves.
“Ok, Lets do this!” He said setting down his black and white Gunpla. “Naoki Yukihiro. Become real, Fantastic Jesta V2!!!”
“Tomiyoka here! Fantastic Zeta Lets Go!!”“Haro Fight!! Battleship Yamato, Launch!!”