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Romulan incursion of the 7th Fleet area,
next to Tholian Space.

 

 

                                                                                             Opposing Forces:

 

                   

                           BCJ+    Cruiser, Battle                                      KWR Cruiser, Battle, New
                    CAR+    Cruiser, Heavy, refit                             KWR Cruiser, Battle, New
                    CAR+    Cruiser, Heavy, refit                             KE   Cruiser, Heavy, King Eagle
                    CAR+    Cruiser, Heavy, refit                             KE   Cruiser, Heavy, King Eagle
                    CAR+    Cruiser, Heavy, refit                             KWS  New Scout
                    CADR+ Cruiser, Drone, refit                              KDA   Cruiser, Escort
                    CADR+ Cruiser, Drone, refit                              RR  Destroyer, Raven (lost in action)
                    NCS+   Cruiser, Strike, New (Drone)
                    DD+     Destroyer, refit
                    SC        Scout                                                     K= Klingon variant

 

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       A new way of engaging the Romulans is being employed with this battle. A more defensive posture will be adhered to throughout this engagement to attempt to reduce the extent of damage received heretofore. We move in quickly, to about 1/3rd overall distance to the Romulan force and halt our advance. DSCI0003.thumb.JPG.db06ba2aaf1813430debf0c994587ca8.JPGOur time is spent finishing the powering up of the Photon Torpedoes, preparing Wild Weasel shuttles, and front shield reinforcement.  Once the distance is close enough, and when the Romulans begin to de-cloak, we begin launching Drones of varying Warhead strengths and armor thickness to keep him guessing the extent that he will be required to expend Phaser and Plasma-D resources to stop a Drone.DSCI0004.thumb.JPG.8356553cbd4f0c59be7308b514e34fe4.JPGDSCI0005.thumb.JPG.05eba791e3d1787cfbfd95c38b4b9ec4.JPG  He has a limited Plasma-D compliment then he will have to strictly rely on Phaser fire or Tractor Beams to capture them. The primary plan is to position the Photon armed ships to either flank; Drone Launch platforms with the Scout in the center.DSCI0006.thumb.JPG.17aa3c47e7aad41a36e16e98cdc87092.JPGDSCI0007.thumb.JPG.9977e3e384771d9b3b953a60df01f230.JPGDSCI0008.thumb.JPG.e0ddc52248e9d490f2e3a8c32fba94a5.JPG  This will facilitate the Photons firing across the front into the flanks on the opposite side of the front, using Proximity fuses. It is a rarity to ever use normal Photons against the Romulans or I.S.C. if the Feds intend to survive.  (The one time it was used effectively against the Romulans was during a time they were cloaked and I was able to close to point blank range. The Romulan learned that day Normal charged Photons can be deadly at point blank, even without a lock-on. The Feds have never been allowed to get close again.)  The first volley is successful with fourteen Photon Torpedoes penetrating a side shield of the center ship (RR) on the right flank. Twelve Photons heavily damaged the side shield on the center ship (KDA) of the left flank. Now to begin backing away to recharge and let the Drones distract him while we gain time to rearm.  DSCI0009.thumb.JPG.ca79b2cbdef5e15436f429d02c3534f3.JPGDSCI0010.thumb.JPG.cd08018028c5e1f747233246b393eb0c.JPGDSCI0011.thumb.JPG.5a19a83c1a744e128e2d4a9a9089effb.JPGDSCI0012.thumb.JPG.5fb7acb8958672c0f73d54f607807e05.JPG  In the mean time with the Drones homing in, the Romulan gets his Plasma-Ds in action, eventually taking them out but with added expenditure due to uparmored Drones present.  The chase is on and we reach a point of being ready to reengage. At a dead stop with Tactical Maneuvering we keep our heavily reinforced shields toward the Romulan advance. He is thrown off by a sudden change in Federation tactics, so much so he opts for using his Plasmas as direct fire weapons, at one half strength at the current range. The shields hold, although the Heavy Cruiser on the far right flank came close to losing his front shield, having been shot at with R, S, and F Plasmas, fortunately not all hit.DSCI0023.thumb.JPG.4b203516e37aed944e1ac1d11ff40748.JPG We fire off another barrage of Photons doing more internal damage to the RR. The next round of the engagement is a, push the Romulans back, until he is recharged then the Feds back off until recharged. DSCI0024.thumb.JPG.5a76f5910b460e0e8e4c6ceb561c59e1.JPG In the course of backing off once again the flanks ended up changing sides.  DSCI0025.thumb.JPG.435ccf7efdad46fe4d24045cf819c2b0.JPGOnce again we go after the Romulans as they back off to recharge but this time all the Photon ships fire at once at the rear shield of the RR and in a once-in-a-lifetime shot, every Photon scored damage. DSCI0026.thumb.JPG.a2e24efc3c0292d75e836143eea13724.JPG The RR was blown apart, at which point the Romulans decided to retire from the area. DSCI0027.thumb.JPG.70c2ce11ad85666cd4c88e7295c9738b.JPGDSCI0028.thumb.JPG.8ba9bf4dc7b494bdf442f0acc3faf1ef.JPGThis is a first major victory for the Federation against the Romulans, without losing a ship or suffering heavy damage… or any damage in this case.  It was a hard fought battle that hopefully will reduce the loses/damage the Feds have been sustaining.

 

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Logistics of Star Fleet Battles

Federation Forces

 

The extent of my supporting Logistics would be considered overly… complex, shall I say.  The other three combatants would be considered minimalists in relation to my efforts.DSCI0007.thumb.JPG.c21d55d1a679f76ee7b68f4df7d9b589.JPG

Starting with the Battle Log, where I record all of the various encounters; Listing: opposing forces, ship value, ultimate vessel outcome, combat points and resulting score.DSCI0008.thumb.JPG.8c4da6560f95f897cbc993605e270bb3.JPG  Next is the Ship Yard Report.  Here I have a list of all ship yards and their capabilities and capacities; a log of ship construction/repair status and at which base currently located and return destination; and a chart with the positions of ships on station along the border.DSCI0009.thumb.JPG.ba374843d2758f11a3ccd2627bb186ae.JPGDSCI0010.thumb.JPG.66412f95c86ae585cf406c933d9c8cc9.JPGDSCI0011.thumb.JPG.125d59593bc2268ffa6b4558f4a4bb90.JPG  Lastly is the Dry Dock holding ship SSDs of ships under going repairs.DSCI0012.thumb.JPG.9cd5661a32a574bdadf1a27059d35a71.JPG

The Fleet Logs hold all the ship SSDs, separated by front positioning.DSCI0013.thumb.JPG.7c214bc525a52da2c344c7cc883401d3.JPG  There is at least one binder per fleet 1 through 7. A survey fleet is positioned in the Fifth’s binder, all of which are being used as various sorts of carriers during War conditions.   With the high Drone content present, the ISC steers clear attempting a left flank run.DSCI0015.thumb.JPG.ea2b47a978a0ac3dbea25c6a9c90250d.JPG

The Regulation book, of which there are two, consists of all the earlier rules books, updates, and errata.DSCI0017.thumb.JPG.5de9216e9e610220d361a02b4631e9e4.JPG The other is a newer Doomsday rule book.DSCI0002.thumb.JPG.d2b6bfcff118609f66e693efbb8d822a.JPG

This is our current Battle Map.  This is from FASA’s Federation Space game which, in a momentary Brain Synapse failure, I gave away years ago.  Considering half of the game mechanics dealing with the economic aspect of our battles came from those rules.DSCI0004.thumb.JPG.8aa85837dcc5e4e72df83529bde2bfc7.JPG

The second map is a possible replacement combining Federation Space map with the Star Trek TM map with a more accurate placing.DSCI0005.thumb.JPG.c6d4cebd7261958bd624b073026701f5.JPG

Map three is the most realistic, conforming to the Galactic Disk, which will have the Federation Space map zones and fleet locations over laid as close as possible considering I will be going from a rectangle to a circle.  So that is a brief over view of my Logistical efforts.  I might add I have a chart(s!) showing all (?) possible Drone types that could be constructed, I think over 1,000 variations. I like to keep the boys on their toes.

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10 hours ago, klarg1 said:

Good heavens.

 

That's quite an armada you have.

The 7th. Fleet is the smallest binder by far as they face the Tholians (You don't mess with us, we will not mess with you.) The largest fleet is the 6th., followed by the 5th.  The 6ths first binder is three times the size of the 7th's, as is the 5th's.  The Fed has the highest production rate, followed by the I.S.C.   During our 20+ year war the Feds have faced only two of four potential enemies, Romulans and I.S.C.  Production was geared toward them omitting the Klingons and Andromedans.  Production has moved away from having all the fancy different Fed variants and narrowed down to Scouts, mediums, and heavies. As well, all light ships have or are relocating to the Klingon border.  The super heavies will continue to be held on to, mostly for the 6th Fleet, but many Heavy Cruiser Types and Drone Cruisers are more valuable for numbers of weapons they can put on target.

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I.S.C. vs. Gorns 20210220

 

          I.S.C.                                                                             Gorn

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Strike Cruiser                                                    Battle Cruiser

Light Cruiser                                                     Light Cruiser

                Destroyer Leader                                              Battle Destroyer Escort

2 Destroyers                                                    3 Destroyers

                                   2 Frigates

 

          This is a practice battle, since there are only two of us currently gaming, due to the Corona scam.  We are using other races to try out their special weapons and characteristics, as we may not experience them otherwise.  Last month it was the Hydrans vs. the Lyrans.  The Lyran force did not stand a chance against the Hydran weapons.  The Lyrans (me), beat a hasty retreat to keep from being totally wiped out.

          This battle was a back and forth action; rush in, unload most weapons, and back off.  We both attempted to maintain our respective formations as we maneuvered. The I.S.C. (me), was doing quite well, until I under estimated the Gorn commander.  I allowed the Light Cruiser get too close and did not expect the Gorn to use an uncharacteristic attack.  He Bolted all his Plasmas which put a hurting on the CL.  After that I maintained a distance to utilize the PPDs more, while using Plasmas to keep him from getting too close.  Eventually time ran out and it was pretty much a draw due to my lack of caution.  ALWAYS expect the unexpected.

          Battle results:

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