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Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« on: December 04, 2007, 10:18:05 PM »

I still have not finished reading the UWZ rulebook so forgive me if this question sounds noobish.  What reasons would there be for two corporations to fight each other?  Like what would a typical scenario in say mars would be between Capitol and Bahaus?  Or in some other planet between Imperial and Bahaus?

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 11:00:57 PM »
Acquistions and merger operations. Say if Bauhaus surveyors come across a mineral deposit and stake a claim. Capitol contests this, arguing the mineral are on Capitol held land and is rightfully theirs. Doesn't matter if Capitol does own the land, let the legal teams of both megacorp tie each other up with the Cartel to sort it out. Meanwhile both megacorp surreptitiously mobilise troops to the area in order to sieze the land.

That's one scenario that comes to mind.

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 01:39:42 AM »
Possession is nine-tenths of the law, even in the far future.  The best example is when Imperial tried to seize Valley Forge; Capitol's largest metal refining facility.  They thought they could sweep in and take the place but it was a complete disaster.  The initial attack seized some territory, but did not completely overwhealm the defenders.  Capitol's subsequent counter-attack completely overran the Imperial forces.  It was Imperials largest corporate loss to date.

Minor scenarios also include:

Hostage/prisoner rescue
A traitor or agent has been captured by enemy corporate forces and has valuable plans of a new product or financial strategy.  This person must be recaptured or killed at all costs.

Industrial Sabotage
The production of a corporation's top selling wicket centers around a certain part, which in turn need something made at one particular facility; destory it and you will set you enemy back financially in this sector for years, in time for your version to make it to market.

Interlopers
The enemy corporation has established a trading post inside your territory and your citizens are spending their hard-earned dollars on cheap foreign products.  For their own good this has to be stopped and the intruders taught a lesson.  Permanently.

All-Out War
The enemy thinks they can seize this vital industrial sector.  They were wrong.  Numerous objectives could be involved such as am important bottle-neck (a bridge head for example) or simply holding the enemy off until reinforcements arrive.  Corporate war does not have to be so different from nation war.

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 10:32:57 AM »

Cool.  What about urban combat?  What would make one corporation attack or invade a major corporate city?

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 01:38:26 PM »
Could be a major port city, or the hub to a financial circuit or something. Imperial's control of Fukido on Mercury comes to mind.

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 03:07:47 PM »

... forgive me if this question sounds noobish.


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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 12:44:07 AM »
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Hostage/prisoner rescue
A traitor or agent has been captured by enemy corporate forces and has valuable plans of a new product or financial strategy.  This person must be recaptured or killed at all costs.

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2007, 03:43:39 AM »

Cool.  What about urban combat?  What would make one corporation attack or invade a major corporate city?

Try this on for size:

Commander Dyson looked over the intel reports.  Pictures and reports were scattered over the table next to him, surrounding a terrain model of the city.  His corporate foes had set up a hidden information collections point in the middle of downtown San Dorado.  This would not be tolerated.  Intel reports had not suggested a significant presence at the site.  He turned to his subordinates.  "Your men are in position?"  The two officers nodded, "Sir, we rented two Mover's trucks and a standard plumming van-our troops are waiting for the signal."  The Commander nodded.  "Very well.  Give the order to preceed."  The men nodded and spoke briefly into a radio.  Suddenly a picture caught the Commander's eye.  It dated two days prior and showed two rental trucks...just like the ones his men had hired.  "Quickly-abort the mission!"  "It's too late sir!  Our men are taking heavy fire!"  The Commander slumped down in a chair.  "Very well, call in the reinforcements!"

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2007, 09:10:47 AM »
i think one of the ways they tried justifying intercorporate skirmishes in the mutant chonicles fluff was by emphasizing how scattered the corporations were throughout the solar system. that is, the corporations on the "small scale" could engage in conflicts in one area without it being the "whole" corporation going off to war, while the corporations as a whole even continued engaging in trade at the same time.   with mishima, for example, you have the three lord heirs doing their own things on their home turfs (mercury, venus, or mars), duking it out with other corporations indirectly through only one of their vassals, who might engage in border skirmishes with capitol on mars, for example, or try to take an isolated research facility from cybertronic, etc.

in the capitol fow, for example, it also casually mentions how the government can engage in small to medium sized battles at a regional level, without really involving capitol as a whole. when it gets bigger, though, then its taken to the top levels of the capitol political structure.

but then there are also scenarios which are not supposed to work at all, such as the brotherhood fighting anyone other than cybertronic or the dark legion. you would then have to come up with (if you cared) a good fluff excuse, such as it turns out commander so-and-so was a heretic of semai who brainwashed all the soldiers under his command or something.

finally, theres the fact that wz is set in the start of the second corporate wars... so no excuses for corporations to attack each other if youre including that as part of your fluff background.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2007, 09:54:35 AM »
Follow this link to review the scenario Seige of the J. Edgar Hoover Building
http://forum54.oli.us/index.php?topic=334.0

Other Scenario ideas -

Assault on LP - 386
Prior to the main asault, an enemy listening/observation post must be silenced to insure total surprize.

The following trilogy of scenarios was written for Capitol vs Bauhaus but can work for any 2 Corps
Operation Prodigal Son
A corporate spy has been captured and is entroute to an interrogation center. This agent must be rescued if possible but must not be allowed to be interrogated.

Run thru the Jungle
Having completed the mission, Capitol force must escape the Bauhaus search and destroy teams and renezvous with their extraction.

Dust-off
Having made it to the rendezvous point, the Capitol Assault Team must hold their position until their helo extraction can arrive on station.

Other Scenarios -

Assault on Ice Station Asimov
A science research station is suspected of being a secret intell Center. Your orders are to destroy the station and leave evidence  of Dark Legion activity.

The Most Dangerous Game
Forced to withdraw, a Corp leaves a Sniper and a support squad behind to assassinate high ranking officers as the victors enter the city.

Mexican Stand-off
The Cartel has called for negotiations to settle a dispute. Both sides are allowed to bring a small protection force. At the meeting site things go south and a bloodbath ensues.

An Ill Wind
Centuries ago the Imperial dreadnaught Zephyr disappeared with all hands leaving no trace or explaination. Two days ago a derelict vessel was reported floating foward the Jupiter belt. The emergency transponder has identified the vessel as the Zephyr. The Brotherhood Edict forbides travel beyond the belt, but whoever claims the Zephyr will gain valuable salvage and information. This is a multi-player scenario as Corps violate the Edict and board the Zephyr resulting in a giant free-for-all on the derelict space vessel.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2007, 09:49:05 PM »

I guess there are ongoing border disputes as well on places like Mars?

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2007, 10:16:29 PM »
Yeah they have those pesky little disputes too.

Fog of War
Two patrols are returning to their own lines when the stumble into one another. Typically this scenario is run using the night rules to represent dense morning fog.

Operation Broken Arrow
 An unmanned recon drone that utilizes forbidden technology went down in the Venusian jungle. It is imperative that this technology be recovered before the Brotherhood or a rival corporation can discover the truth. Your orders are simple – recover the technology if possible and leave no evidence or witnesses.

The Guns of Ganymede
Cybertronic has developed a new super-weapon; one capable of destroying starships. These guns, built on an artificial asteroid, are positioned to control the Queen’s Road, Ganymede’s main space lane. These guns must be destroyed. While the Imperial Navy provides a distraction, a strike force of Imperial Regulars and Golden Lions must land on the asteroid and destroy the guns before Cybertronic’s blockade forces Imperial to surrender Ganymede

Spoils of War
Sandstorms in the Southern desert have been known to flail the skin from a man in minutes. A major sandstorm looms on the horizon and the only possible haven from the storm is an abandoned outpost in the valley below. Unfortunately others are racing down the dunes to occupy it. To survive, you must kill those who would deny you the safety of the outpost.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2007, 07:25:00 AM »
Reasons to fight are as old as time. A good scenario to use is the old " meeting to exchange/buy/sell something'" with a double cross thrown in. And the need to escape with said item.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007, 02:26:05 PM »
On page 157 of the UWZ book there is mention of something called the Freedom Lands, but nothing else explained as to what exactly they are.  Anyone know what the Liberation of the Freedom Lands is supposed to be?

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2007, 11:15:45 PM »
The Freedomlands are Captolspeak for any Capitol territories, specifically ones that they traditionally consider their own, that have been taken from them.  That would be roughly all of Mars they are not currently in control of.
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