the heart of Turtle Town, a tremor is felt. The great
Splinter, master of Zen, awakens from his sleep. His eyes move
to his small table where a turtle shell is lying. A tiny light
is blinking furiously on the shell. He stands and touches the
button that flashes. The shell opens and a small screen
flickers to life. The face of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
stares back at him. The footsoldiers are attacking. Splinter
closes the TurtleCom and kneels in meditation. The Battle of
Turtle Town has begun. The Technodrome is
came about after I had just gotten through beating Mark4 to a
bleeding pulp in real life. See, I'm a 230 pound Ranger so it
wasn't that hard. Anyway, he needed to play a game which he
could win at, so a game of SC was begun. Mark4 and Afk-X on a
team opposing svenge and =Ace=. Could the Ninja Turtles pull
through this? Never before had Shredder put forth such an
effort, but we would see. And so it
Mark4 started with a double gateway build as
his partner, Afk-X
went with a late pool and second hatchery at his ramp. The
opposing team went with similar builds, as RockSteady
also opted for a double gate and BeeBop (a.ka.=Ace=) started with a wallin.
Afk's first 2 scouting
overlords were stationed at svenge's natural and =Ace='s natural cliff. Afk threw up a sunken at his ramp and also
The first offensive
gambit was by the footsoldiers. =Ace= and svenge contributed 9 marines and 6 zealots to
the attack force and set out for Afk's base. Mark saw this and ordered his zealots to
attack move to Afk's
readied his lings and waited, but the attack did not come. The
malevolent soldiers turned right and headed for Mark's base instead. Yes, they
were going to strike the very heart of the Turtle defense: The
warriors in front of this mineral only and quickly withdrew to
his base. There he fed his force with 2 more fresh zealots and
the marines and zealots and voiced his opinion of his defense.
Indeed it proved true as the last of his zealots fell with
many of the enemies remaining. But Afk had 8 lings bearing on the intruders;
and the intruders got 8 more kills. It looked very grim for
but he had yet skills to draw upon. He took his first 2 new
zealots and some probes and dispatched the opposing troops.
The turtles had survived this attack, and more importantly,
The Lair was safe.
But Shredder was no
fool, for he had been pumping willing troops to fuel his war
machine this whole time. Again =Ace= and svenge moved out with 6 zealots, 7 marines and
2 medics. Could Mark
withstand? Would The Lair withold its secrets another
looked very bad for the Turtles. Afk had invested much in tech and had few
troops with which to aid Mark, and Mark himself had few zealots. Still the
attack loomed closer.
zealots marched up the ramp and were met by Mark's own. The zealots busted
many proverbial caps in one another's heads until a victor was
decided. And it was not a Turtle. svenge marched into Mark's main thirsty for...um...shields and
lurkers coming to aid Mark at
the bottom of the ramp and with a well placed scan and some
twitching trigger fingers the beasts were taken care of with
little loss. Now the complete fury of the attack lay on
now had a 3rd gateway and whenever he got 3 new zealots he
took them and microed like a crazy-micro-thing. He managed to
kill all of the opposing zealots but there was a new force of
medics and bats coming up his ramp. Mark looked very dead, but in a last act of
desperation all of his probes turned and fought madly. And to
their credit, they won.
Afk-X now moved 3 of his lurkers
and a small number of hydras to =Ace='s choke. There he moved the beasts
forward and planted them. They managed to kill a few stray
marines but were eventually pushed back by a tanks and magic
swirly stars in the sky. Mark felt they had a window to attack, so he
told Afk to
get ready to hit svenge.
Afk moved his forces alongside
to the Protoss's choke. Afk informed Mark that he had crack, and after a quick hit
they moved their troops in.
raged and the Dragoons spat out balls. svenge called for help, but his
own goons could not hold the attack long enough for
firebats to reach him. The cracklings poured in and took out
the all of the expansion and the Nexus of the main before the
bats took care of them. =Ace=
placed a tank on svenge's cliff to help prevent further
attacks and started production of an army of his own.
warped in an expansion at the lower right island and
desperately struggled to help his comrade. Afk-X now had a greater spire and
12 waiting mutalisks. He forwent guardians at first and took
the mutas to clear svenge's
cliff of the tank. They wheeled up and headed for =Ace='s natural expansion after
the tank had been taken care of. They managed to kill a few
SCVs but were chased away by a turret and some repair skills.
They went to the middle and went through puberty.
There they joined Mark's growing Army of Dragoons and High
Templar. The guardians exploded from their cocoons and army
moved out towards =Ace='s
All was bleak and
calm at the Terran's base, his troops listlessly turned round
and round. Then the first guardian fired and the battle was
quickly glanced at his partners base and saw that there would
be no aid. He ordered his troops to attack, but they had no
Storms flew and cracklings flooded the battle field.
knew that now he was defeated and withdrew from the game.
ordered his HTs into archons and readied his Dragoons for
battle. It was Afk-X
who would finish the match, however, as he moved his
cracklings towards the hollow remains of svenge's base and his guardians
towards his island expansion. svenge knew he had to do something quick or it
was Rhino Meat for dinner. He readied his few HTs to throw
storms and warped in last minute cannons. The attack came and
neither storm nor cannons would help him against the raging
Ninja. Soon he was eliminated and The Turtles were
city is once again safe for all. The Technodrome has been
stopped and Shredder is defeated. We have a friend and a hero
walking our streets now, The Teenage Mutant Ninja
Thanks to all players for a great game, and
righteous props to Mark4 for some mad survival skills. I can
still kick his butt in real life, though :D Again, good
ruttin' on my Mayella?"
reading and look forward to my next