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Old June 1, 2016, 12:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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With so much of the Goblin Mekz work being to tinker and figure out how to make their own style of boats? It was entirely within reason that they could construct their own rather than making use of the obviously inferior Imperial ‘Tek’.

Confidence was in no shortage at all!

The question instead came to how big a boat would be required, and having space, materials and the means of taking the boat away from a workshop and into the water. In short, the Orcish Horde had no viable shipyards at present. Phondra and Taralon were each suitable, but inconveniently occupied by opposing forces to the Greenskin’s interests.
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Old June 1, 2016, 05:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, let's see. There were certain types of boats, right? So they'd need to come up with different types of boats to have a proper fleet.

Ah, but they should probably figure out where to establish their drydocks and such. Well, there were docks near the Vorgan Mines, right? Could they be repurposed to also allow for construction and such?
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Old June 2, 2016, 01:15 AM   #18 (permalink)
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There was! WAAAAAAAAGH after all had an assortment of four or five different kinds of boats and ships at his disposal if he also included the ones that ran ore shipments along the Black River.

The docks near the Vorgon Mines? Pre-existing though they were, were still quite limited in what the existing structures could manage for acting as a shipyard. Modifications and extensive additions would be required to alter the mines existing purpose into something more suitable for the Warlord.

Lots of stone and lots of wood would be required. The waters depth though seemed sufficient to the task.
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In lieu of having any other suitable sites at the moment for basing their fleet out of, the mines would have to do. Time to start construction, then! Haul in the stone and the wood and begin modifying the shipyards so that they could build ships and stuff!

In the meantime, the Warlord would also have some of the mekz come up with new designs for ships. Ships that had a purpose, the orc stressed. Did they carry boyz? Did they have lots of dakka? Had to keep all that in mind!
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Stone? WAAAAAAAGH had lots of stone from his control of the Khardran Mountains southern reaches. Woodland however was far more contested as resources went, what with the woodland below the Black River well and truly in Brownie Clan territory. To the north and east? Phondra and the Imperial Legionaires. Then there was the Orckon Forest all the way to the west that again, dangerously close to the Imperium.

WAAAAAAAGH had so much stone and metal, but wood? He’d probably have to start fighting for it. Brownies, Undead or Imperial’s!

Mekz were all to keen on designing things, with the Bigger = Better theory being core to the Goblin’s creativity. Ships that were as big as small cities! All the catapults and rock lobbers and stuff! Floating mountains of iron and wood! They might be getting a little bit carried away. Just a little bit.
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Orcs were good at fighting! Might as well fight with the undead, because they were going to wind up fighting with the undead anyway! Go and get that wood!

The Warlord would lead the expeditions as necessary! Orcs were good lumberjacks, because chopping down trees was like fighting a giant wood person! WAAAAAAAAAGH!
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Undead! Orckon Woods it was, unless of course WAAAAAAAGH wanted to go even further south into the Bellewoods and carve out some more territory and deal with the Undead presence within the Tower that the Warlord and his scouts had spied an Era ago almost.

Muster the Boyz and pick a direction to claim the resources that would be needed.

And in the meantime? Plans and Schematics were being designed by the Mekz. They were both elaborate, wishful thinking, and of course quite ridiculous. One of them was even trying to figure out how they could incorporate aspects of Cyberboar Tech and the Dreadnought Armor’s Black Water into the ships…
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Orckon Woods! If only because Orckon remained a goal as much as ever, and they should take whatever chances they could to thin out the undead hordes around it.

Charge forward!
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West! All the way west towards what was still very much the frontier territories of the Warlord’s domain. Here, there was even the possibility of encountering both Imperials and Undead given the proximity to the District of Maeve and Orckon itself.

The upside of course being that there was really quite a lot of wood available, and that it wouldn’t trigger an all out war with the Legion stationed at Castle Phondra. The downside? Shipping wood from the Orckon Forest to Vorgon meant bypassing the Undead at Orckon on a continual basis.

A most messy supply route indeed.

But for now? Charge! Lots and lots of Human Undead, their bodies rotten and decayed to the point where they were little better than skeletons now in rotting linens and leathers and furs. Some even seemed to have been raised copses of the Legions that had assaulted Narim in Era’s past based upon the decayed uniforms that they wore. Lots of Undead, and definitely not sentient given that they turned quite slowly to the Orc charge and lumbered towards them in an uncoordinated manner.
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Undead to smash!

"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH WAKE UP BOYZ, ITS TIME FER FIGHTIN'!" Been a while since they had some undead to smash. Most of their efforts had been focused on building up Vers and such. Sometimes you just needed a good fight, yeah?

Charge forward and crush the undead!
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To fight the good fight! There was one marked difference between now and when WAAAAAAAGH had first scouted out the exterior of Ire and Orckon and met the Undead threat. That over the last Era or two, their numbers seemed to have been thinned out as a side effect of protracted casualties amongst the Undead and their having wandered more southward. Orckon wasn’t quite the lure it had once been to drag the unintelligent Undead north to clamber around the old walls of the Orc stronghold.

WAAAAAAGH’s shout both reinforced his Boyz, and drew the attention of the Undead in the area as he would see dozens shambling out from the woods in response.

Shuffling and lurching, there was little meat on the Undead Human’s bones as WAAAAAAAGH charged towards them. No weapons to be had beyond their hands and teeth. It was a fight with little real risk to the Horde when sheer volume of numbers and a different means of ‘fatal wound’ classification for Undead having been handled in previous conflicts. Now it was mostly just a case of clean-up.
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It was almost sad, really. The undead, as far as the Warlord could tell, weren't able to reproduce or anything. When you killed them, that was it. There was a finite number of them and eventually they'd just be gone through attrition. Which was only a shame in the sense that fighting them was a good fight, and when they were gone there'd be no fighting them anymore.

Not that the Warlord was pulling his punches or anything, of course, as he and his boyz charged into the fray and stomped the heck out of them. The undead were in the way of his goals and thus were going to be demolished. Nothing to it!
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A most finite supply of animated corpses within the northern reaches of the Sherian. Whether the Undead that WAAAAAAAGH had found within Taralon were faring better or worse remained an unknown, but for the here and now? Plenty of Undead to lop up and bash with Choppa and Club. Limbs sent flying and skulls crushed with ease by the Boyz now that there was little risk of being overwhelmed by the animated corpses.

Tunics splattered red as ribcages shattered and in a round about manner, the Warlord and his Boyz were fertilizing the Orckon Forest quite nicely with the corpses.

Suffice that by the time WAAAAAAAGH was done? It seemed as if the only real Undead foes north of the Black River that remained were those outside Orckon itself. Wood supplies obtained!
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Nifty.

Had wood. Had stone. Bring it all back to the docks and see how those ship designs were going!
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Ship designs were ridiculous.

Goblin Mekz being Goblin Mekz, and unsupervised Weirdboyz were always going to be a bit of a trial for the Warlord. Weirdboyz were weird after all. Creatvity amongst the Greenskins quite often came with a cost to sanity that had left WAAAAAAAGH something of an outlier as one that could both hold his own with the Weirdboyz and the Nobz and Boyz.

Boat designs that were entirely impractical were covering the workshop. All the designs, and almost all had fundamental flaws in them based on weight and size and weaponry and defenses. A compromise would need to be reached, and perhaps a design that wasn’t quite so likely to sink the second a storm hit.

Designs that held the principle of ‘bigger is better’ and were destined to sink.
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