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13 March 2013

Stealing the Relentless, Part 1

Last we saw the Imperial Battleship "Relentless", she was heavily damaged in action.  http://govgensectorsix.blogspot.com/2013/02/going-on-offensive.html 
She was barely able to jump clear and is presently laid up at a neutral station undergoing essential repairs. Once she is spaceworthy, the Relentless will be escorted back to Lugo (the major Imperial Base in the Sector Six frontier).

The Governor General (well, more like his "advisors") see this as an opportunity to gain a capital ship for their small navy.  A daring plan is made to capture the Relentless as it sits in dock.

Part 1 is the Naval action to drive off the Imperial Escort Squadron and insert the boarding party.
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The Relentless and her escorts are in orbit over Catilla at the K'tusk Free Trader Station.  According to the Governor General's intelligence sources, the Relentless is powered down but immediate repairs are almost finished.
The Imperial escort squadron consists of:
CA Sulla (and the 4352nd Fighter Sqn onboard)
FFG Auerilia
FFG Hera
The Colores attackers consists of:
CA Phalanx (with the 4th Fighter Squadron)
CA Companion (with the 7th Fighter Squadron)
CA DuGuesclin (with the 1st Assault Boat Squadron)
The 3 KC cruisers jump in at a conservative distance. The Imperial units have time to form up and meet them significantly outbound from the station, but just before the ships reach weapons range, the DuGuesclin inexplicably jumps away.
To take advantage of the sudden mis-match the Imperial units accelerate and engage in a furious exchange of fire.
A missile barrage inbound on the Companion
She is heavily damaged and the Imperial Frigate Hera is destroyed
The KC plan is revealed when the DuGuesclin jumps back into the action, just behind the station.  The escorts have been drawn away and the Assault Boats with the boarding party are launched with a clear path.
The Imperial commander orders the Auerilia to leave the battle and proceed at best speed to Lugo Naval Base for reinforcements. The Sulla protects the jump and is destroyed.

Will the Boarding Party be able to take the Relentless?
Will the Kingdom of Colores be able to get the Relentless under way BEFORE the Imperial Navy returns?
If not, can the KC's win against a major Imperial Fleet?

Stay Tuned!!!

2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what happens next! Are you gonna fight the boarding action using Star Army?

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  2. Yes, Star Army for sure, but I am a little "at sea" how to stage the game. I have just done the "Asteroid Space Station" from Starcraft, so this has to look and feel different.

    I think I'll start by looking at printable deckplans on Wargames Vault.

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