So a new plan is in place:
Because the Alliance will only be able to maintain temporary superiority in the sky, the invasion fleet will use the channels through the asteroid belt to descend on Haussen. The transports will quickly unload and then withdraw to hide in the belt. It is possible the Reich's forces will attempt their own landings to reinforce the enclave on the planet.
(Any resemblance to the Guadacanal campaign is entirely in your imagination. :) )
The Battle of Savo Terminus
We pick up the action during the approach of the Alliance invasion fleet. The Troop Transports have transited the belt safely. The first sign of Nazi resistance is a Cruiser based Task Force that jumps in at the Savo Terminus. This is the entry point of a "slot" through the belt, and if the Nazi's can force the passage, they will be among the fragile Alliance Troop Ships. Opposing them is a multi-national blocking force of ships with mixed tech, quality, and capability.
318th Fghtr Sqn
CA Absolute - Kingdom of Colores
CA St. Marie - Kingdom of Colores
CA Jones - Kingdom of Colores
12th Fghtr Sqn - Kingdom of Colores
14th Fghtr Sqn - Kingdom of Colores
CA N'villian - Hatirki Free State
CA Epserance - Kingdom of Colores
DD Cheliate - Timtai Trading League
8th Fghtr Sqn- Kingdom of Colores
DD Columbus - Kingdom of Colores
DD Hebian - Timtai Trading League
The LuftKrieg is overmatched by a cruiser, and the throw weight takes its toll....
The Alliance holds Savo Passage, but at the loss of 2 DD's destroyed, 2 CA's heavily damaged, and less than half of the Fighters deployed were recovered. The Nazi's lost both CL's and 2 CA's, but jumped out of the battle after recovering their fighters.
A very close fight.
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