For House & Dominion: Civil War Quest http://houseanddominion.wikia.com/wiki/House_%26_Dominion_Complete_Archivehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=House%20and%20Dominionhttps://twitter.com/ThatSlowTypingGYou are Sonia Reynard, Baron of Rioja. One small world among many in the House of Jerik-Dremine. From it you control the fates of a dozen others in the so called Smuggler's Run. With your new position you have the opportunity to become one of the most influential people in your House. It is from this world that you will draw your future fleets and armies from. It is becoming increasingly clear to everyone that those armies will be needed and soon.You are still a General in the Factions Alliance Fleet, though on reserve stats. Given how busy you are looking after Rioja it's doubtful you'll be able to assist them with the war against the Neeran for some time. The Heavy Carrier Majestic has returned to Jerik-Dremine territory, greatly strengthening the House in preparation for the coming storm. All of the elite unit's you've helped to build and train for the House over the years are back and ready to defend their homes.All former House Erid territories are quickly being prepared to do their part. Much of their nobility and military now serve your House. The respective planetary governors and their Planetary Defense Forces have kept their positions. Poor morale among their civilian populace has reduced the number of uprisings so far but if your House were to suffer a major defeat it could spark additional rebellions on the Erid worlds. To make sure that doesn't happen Assault Corvettes are being mass produced from every shipyard that can build them. All the elite units, not just those back from the front, have now been equipped.
As part of efforts to build up the military of Rioja you've set up a number of programs to bring in recruits. Much of it will be focused on trying to boost recruitment among the local immigrants and Shallan refugees from South Reach. Worried that it might not be enough to provide a suitably hardy force, recruiters will also be looking at other House worlds & bases in the Run. Small numbers of experienced personnel from the Erid territories are also being looked at.War Factories have begun to produce vehicles for your army and enough small arms have arrived to equip 150,000 troops. Military bases have gone up near each of the cities to respond to threats and emergencies within. A small number of bases are being set up in more remote locations for larger scale or live fire exercises. Meanwhile a small garrison has been set up in the Mons Abyla base.Knight Captain Katherine Drake has been selected as your fleet's Wing Commander. She has extensive experience with mixed unit tactics and now Assault Corvettes after her last few deployments. She should be able to give your fleet the sort of forward leadership it will need in a war against other houses. You chose Uyi Rna as your Army General. You've worked together before and while there only briefly seeing the Dro'all General in action you're confident that this is the right choice. As tempted as you were by some of the others available you lacked the hardware to pull those off.Wiremu Tama will be the admiral of your Fleet. His experience with starfighter deployment and operating as part of larger fleets gives him an advantage in those areas. They'll certainly come in handy. He's been working on joint exercises with the escort carriers and attack wings since his arrival.
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>>43301707I also had a look at the two new ships on the wiki, and some of their stats don't really make sense.>Same crew requirements>Vulture barely more expensive than an Assault Corvette>Hellcat is supposed to be inspired by the Corsair while the Vulture's article doesn't even mention the Corsair when that ship's more or less a Faction tech copy of the Neeran raider.>Other than that:The Republic managed to build a cruiser around the smallest plasma cannon they could make work for ship combat. Would it be possible to build a centurion equivalent frigate around an LD plasma cannon? Do centurion wall formations still work in 4030-ish?
Last time we sent aid to the Knights Errant of Helscion Ten to help them defend their homeworld as some of their past actions caught up with them. Several Houses accused them of piracy and launched a full scale invasion. Media coverage of the short lived war was at nearly unprecedented levels until the invaders began to jam all com channels at the end of the battle. It seems civilian news agencies weren't the only ones paying attention to events. What had to be a cloaked ship was in system relaying video and sensor feeds of the system despite the jamming.The appearance of five more Ascendancy class heavies, four Zeus class and nine Dominion Modified Mega's was enough to get your attention and send you running towards the command center of your ship to find out what was happening."How would anyone be getting a signal through that jamming?" Asks Maybourne when you bring the broadcast up on the command display.You know from experience the Rovinar have done work with quantum entanglement for use in communication systems but they haven't been in a hurry to share that with many people. Why they'd be interfering like this is anyone's guess. "Maybe the Rovinar owed the Knights a favor?" your operations officer suggests.When Admiral Tama arrives he doesn't bother wasting time speculating on Rovinar involvement, being far more interested in the heavily armed war fleet. "They're probably moving to secure Ruling House Territory that could be used as a jump off point for later invasions of Houses Xygen or Nasidum." He turns to you."Baron I believe the war has started." Do you want to begin an immediate recall of all your military personnel now or give them 24-48 hours notice?
>>43301924>"Baron I believe the war has started." My body is ready, my mind is not.Full scale recall. Everything and everyone on highest alert and then some. Try set up a conferance with the Earl and the other Barons and Commanders. Make sure our allies in the Run also prepare.
>>43301924Elite space forces: immediatelyReuglar space: 12 hoursGround forces: 36 hoursNot recalling everybody at once should make things easier to manage.Do we know anything about the defences of the ruling house in the area?Is Ber'helum willing to work with Ruling House while the Neeran are still a threat?
>>43301924I do like anons suggestion about different time frames for units. So go with those?>>43302061
>>43301924Recall our forces. Are we the commander of all house forces in the run?And all the other house in it are allied to us right?Map so everyone can refresh themselves on our aurroundings .
>>43301882I threw them up really quickly. 100 crew is really the minimum skeleton crew you can work with for a ship conducting raids. Ideally they'd have crews of 300 or more.Corsair is mentioned on the Hellcat article because of it's high rate of fire weapons being based on the Corsair's high rate of fire plasma weapons. Scale up Tie interceptor wings and stick them on a Factions Frigate and you've got the general idea.>Do centurion wall formations still work in 4030-ish?Some of the time. It requires training with units of ships overlapping their shields, but can leave their backside vulnerable if they're strengthening the front too much. You need more mobile assets to protect their flanks, the Republic usually employing Frigates and starfighters for this.>Would it be possible to build a centurion equivalent frigate around an LD plasma cannon?Yes, though it wouldn't have as many secondary weapons and wouldn't be very maneuverable. The ones I just sketched up looks like an IG grenade launcher the more I look at it.>>43302206>Are we the commander of all house forces in the run?For your House, yes. Daska who is a Knight Commander now is stationed at the Forbearance shipyard to protect it with her fleet. Forbearance itself is conducting exercises just off the Run between their shipyard and the Avoubic system.Force recall, Elite units immediately and say all regulars in 12 hours?
>>43302578>Force recall, Elite units immediately and say all regulars in 12 hours?Works for me. I am just wondering who will be the first to attack, we or someone else.
>>43301924A total recall now. While this may be an action that causes our neighbors to scare a little easier this is clearly a mass maneuver, and well planned; in no way spontaneous. That means they definitely have forces moving elsewhere now. And speaking from being on the giving side we know how much a suckerpunch can hurt. It might not involve us at all but we're not taking chances.
>>43302578Thank you.>Force recall, Elite units immediately and say all regulars in 12 hours?I'm okay with that.
The Guild, with the help of the Houses controlling the Run, monitors and maintains various navigation beacons that allow ease of transit through the area. If you want you can declare the region to be under threat and restrict access. This will require all ships passing through the Run to be registered with both the guild and your military to get the navigation data needed to safely pass. Anyone refusing could then be legally stopped and searched, though not necessarily impounded unless they broke particular laws.This will deter some civilian shipping and transport companies that cut through the Run to save time and money.You could also increase patrols of the run itself to boost security and give potential hostiles the impression that it might not be worth starting anything in the area. This will increase the work load and maintenance costs on your military.Do you want to increase protection of the Run at this time?[ ] Passive monitoring (Normal) [ ] Nav data registration[ ] Increased patrols[ ] Other (Suggestion?)
>>43302762Operations should continue as normal. We may be on high alert but until overt hostilities or large scale troop movement occurs, we should leave everything as it was.
>>43302762[ ] Nav data registrationDon't want anyone to try sneak in stuff into our territory as things stands right now.
>>43302762>[ ] Other (Suggestion?)Going by the map in >>43302206we should contact the FA, Ber'helum, the Ruling House, Trin'qua, Pantaq, and Kuadneos to see if we can come up with a strategy to secure the entrances to the Run without causing unnecessary problems.
>>43302578We should probably call up the allied houses in the run and start talking about joint responses in case of someone attacking us.
>>43302762Im all for>[ ] Increased patrolsThough patrols in sterngth, while it lowers the total area we can cover it means no units getting bushwhacked. Also could we employ our mercenary contacts for patrolling duties, I'd imagine that'd catch their fancy, what with the explicit perission to run away. That and we don't mind them getting bushwhacked so we could spread a wider net with mercs.>[ ] Other: Convoy fast trackingWhat is this? A system of registration more convenient for civilian shipping while allowing us to keep an eye on them. Still have vessels going to our territory and poking around registered, but for those passing through allow them to join a convoy without the need for registration or searches, and with no charges. Just have convoys "guarded", meaning monitored for hostility, by a few escorts we assign to each convoy. That way we know where they are in our territory as opposed to merely registering and submitting a flight plan on their part. Can't have the convoys be to big though, both for delays and shipping and preventing hostilities being feasible against the escorts. None of this "Yes we'll allow you huge invasion fleet in with a 3 frigate escort".Anyways what do you guys think? Good, Bad?
>>43302838>>43302919Also this get everyone on the same page.
>>43302919>Anyways what do you guys think? Good, Bad?Seems pretty sensible.
>>43301188FOR HOUSE AND DOMINIONSonia confirmed semen demon edition>>43302762[x] Passive monitoringWe have that nice sensor array we bought from the Guild on planet don't we? Can we coordinate data with them for superior tracking?
>>4330283>we should contact the FAAs a reminder the Alliance is barred from interfering with the affairs of Faction member states. Unless their ships and installations are threatened, or an officer believes that nearby civilians are in danger, they can't act against any Houses of the Dominion or their forces. Unless it's shown they're directly collaborating with the Neeran but that's hard to do.>>43302838>see if we can come up with a strategy to secure the entrances to the Run>>43302894>joint responses in case of someone attacking us.Working on it. Ber'helum is currently organizing the defense of their own territory in the region and inform you that in the event both of you are attacked it may not be possible to send you aid for several hours. They're willing to supply small amounts of station building equipment and modules if they're permitted to take shelter in the Run should their own worlds in the region fall.Take the deal?>>43303154You have a sensor array deployed that can track ships entering your end of the Run .>>43302919>Still have vessels going to our territory and poking around registered, but for those passing through allow them to join a convoy without the need for registration or searches, and with no charges. Just have convoys "guarded", meaning monitored for hostility, by a few escorts we assign to each convoy.Regular escorted convoys at intervals. (Say 15 minutes?) Anyone headed for destinations in the Run / not going with the convoys gets registered.Have I got that right?
>>43303376>As a reminder the Alliance is barred from interfering with the affairs of Faction member states.They can still patrol the area and forward suspicious activity they notice to the local authorities, right?>They're willing to supply small amounts of station building equipment and modules if they're permitted to take shelter in the Run should their own worlds in the region fall.Would it be possible to get Ber'helum and the RH to agree to these conditions for each other as well? We'll need both of them to help with the defence, and they should be able to play nice as long as the large Houses opposed to the Neeran war are still a thread.
>>43303376>Ber'helum is currently organizing the defense of their own territory in the region and inform you that in the event both of you are attacked it may not be possible to send you aid for several hours. They're willing to supply small amounts of station building equipment and modules if they're permitted to take shelter in the Run should their own worlds in the region fall.Reasonable. What do our static defenses look like? Also, can we mutter under our breath about making heavy shipyards outside of inhabited systems? we've taken advantage of the force dispersal that causes often enough in our career to be far from fond of the notion.
>>43303376>Take the deal?Sounds pretty fair.
Do we have any intel on how far the nearest Xygen or Nasidum aligned territories are from the Run?It should give us a rough estimate for any ticking clock until an attack hits, if we assume that any potential attack fleet began moving once Helscion Ten fell and was jammed.>>43303376>Ber'hulem offerWorth taking, I'd say. It provides us with some extra equipment and Ber'hulem with a backup plan.>contact the FA responseWhat if we asked the nearby training base to run some operations/training exercises that could be considered 'anti piracy' Ops, but would also give us a warning if they were to fall under jamming, or just practicing intel gathering on likely attack routes?Our foes likely can't risk provoking the FA, and these are amazing chances for trainees to both practice recon skills and potentially triangulating sources of jamming. So long as they're not officially working for us or considering that we could have access to their communications... it is just a training op.If we really, really wanted to be dicks about it, we could use FA IFFs for a small number of our ships when investigating a potential attack on the Royal House, then use them to jump in, assess the situation, and guide in the JD IFF forces via a 'FA status report'. It would be a debatable war crime, as the FA IFFs we have would still ID us as JD?
With the republic civil war over and their war production ramping up, can they fill in for the dominion manpower and ship wise, now that the dominion is effectively out of the war?Also how long until the FA pull out of dominion space. Eventually houses will begin to raid their bases in an attempt to take the ship and weapon stockpiles, if not the station outright. I also doubt FA recruitment in the dominion will be tolerated by the houses since they would be taking manpower from them.We should probably at least give the FA a heads up about the possibility of their training vases being raided.
>>43303376>Take the deal?May as well. We're already aiming for Ber'Helum as the new RH so might as well score some more bonus points with them
Sorry keep switching back and forth between questions I'm trying to type responses to and not making much progress that way. >>43303442>Would it be possible to get Ber'helum and the RH to agree to these conditions for each other as well?Not immediately. The diplomat's you've spoken to agree that, as long as they're not fighting each other, they'll allow passage through each others space. At present they're neutral towards each other.>>43303900>With the republic civil war over and their war production ramping up, can they fill in for the dominion manpower and ship wise, now that the dominion is effectively out of the war?Very likely. It may also be able to convince the Isolationist Neeran to take a more active role.>>43303442>They can still patrol the area and forward suspicious activity they notice to the local authorities, right?>>43303671>What if we asked the nearby training base to run some operations/training exercises that could be considered 'anti piracy' OpsThey're fully aware that the Dominion is on the verge of coming apart at the seams and their base commanders are under intense scrutiny not to violate the Alliance charter.>>43303900>Also how long until the FA pull out of dominion space. Eventually houses will begin to raid their bases in an attempt to take the ship and weapon stockpiles, if not the station outright.This anon seems to get the idea. Its very likely they'll either begin preparations to abandon or hand off their bases if they don't turn turtle. On the other hand those same bases can still be a valuable income and intelligence source to nearby Houses if they remain in Alliance hands.>>43303671>It would be a debatable war crime, as the FA IFFs we have would still ID us as JD?It may not precisely give away your House but the codes could be looked up and they would be traced back to what ships they were given to and by extension what House.
You consider contacting the Houses Trin'qua, Pantaq, and Kuadneos to see about organizing a joint defense at either entrance of the Run, then think better of it and include all members of the alliance your House is part of. If necessary you can cut the main route through the Run at Rioja and the Forbearance shipyard but that will leave nearly a third of the Run unprotected. Pantaq and Trin'qua have a good number of smaller ships they can use to blockade the Run but no heavy assets in the region. Given the current instability they either cant or won't risk moving heavier assets here from their homeworlds. It might be possible to set up a forward base at the other end of the Run to help control traffic but there's the risk that doing so could be a resource drain.At present you're one of three Barons in the Run, though even with Rioja having drained much of your finances you're still the most powerful. You do have a Super Heavy Cruiser operating in the region until or unless the House recalls it. Something that would be no easy task and present an opportunity for more powerful Houses to capture it. Each of the Barons and Knight Commanders in the Run have their own fleet. The other Allied Houses have ships present as well but far less.Baron Sonia ReynardBaron Branimir Kelly (House Trin'qua)Baron Khyor Binil (House Binil)Knight Commander Ull'ek Kadnil (House Kadnil)Knight Commander Daska Rna (J-D)>>43302206It seems House Pantaq is the most vulnerable, both from its position and lack of a larger fleet in the region.Do you want to push for improving defenses at the other end to the Run, stationing more fleets there, or be prepared to pull back from that end of the Run to Forberance Station?
>>43304906Id go for getting better defenses on that part of the run while setting up small outposts along the way to the Forbearance. Assuming of course everyone in the run agrees.
>>43304906>Do you want to push for improving defensesFinances be damned we need to bulk up and prepare our defenses. Will do us no good if we are forced to give up ground that we've fought hard for already.Pantaq should request more forces to be stationed here. All our allies should be able to operate individually should the need call for it. Also if all allies houses could officialy agree to us taking overall charge at the moment that would be great. Can have 7 different commanders of 7 different fleets all wanting to do different things.
>>43304906I think we alone shouldn't be writing a blank check.>>43304906Are there any salvageable assets still in the region we can tow to use as a fixed defense? I recall doing that in our first visit to the smugglers run. I think we can get in talks with setting up a forward base, maybe at that house pentaq station.
>>43304906We should probably hammer out rough area's of responability for the run: Proposed command structure:Three Area's of operation Front Door, back door and reserve:Sonia's in charge of the front door, Kelly and Kadnil are in charge of the Back Door. Binil is in charge of the reserve and inner defenses. Ideally, the local nobles of the inner colonies will basically be encouraged to donate some spare change to increasing the fortification of the entrances on the grounds that if we stop them there, their holdings won't get shot up.
>>43304906The Pantaq end of the Run is probably best off with a heavier fleet presence. It will allow more flexibility in our response, either to hold the line until additional forces can arrive, or better allow them to fight a rear guard to fall back to Forbearance Station.In the end, a commander is going to have to assess and act upon the situation based upon what we can locate of an enemy force.>>43305375This is a solid enough plan, though Daska probably needs to be assigned. (I suggest the reserve)We should also contact the commander of the Ruling House forces on our end of the Run. See what sort of forces and facilities they have, and share intel. We could end up being a deciding factor if the rebel Houses attempt to attack only the Ruling House before going after the Run proper.We also need to secure communications to find out who exactly is at war and when. Perhaps Myrish Avun and House Sulos could provide additional intel on the 'rear' area of the Run?
>>43305507>The Pantaq end of the Run is probably best off with a heavier fleet presencePantaq has holdings at both ends of the run.
>>43305699I meant the 'rear' area, specifically.But it wouldn't hurt if some extra forces could help Pantaq out at both ends, at least with patrols.
>>43305045>Pantaq should request more forces to be stationed here.They have. There were delays in ship deliveries due to Dreminth being attacked. They have more ships on the way back from Alliance service but they were in Norune space.>if all allies houses could officialy agree to us taking overall charge at the moment that would be great. Can have 7 different commanders of 7 different fleets all wanting to do different things.The others will agree to this for now for simplicity's sake, but they wouldn't mind a handoff at a later time once things are more organized and can be discussed.Baron Kelly, a man obviously of the older generation of nobles, puts the concerns of his compatriots to words. "We agreed to Winifred taking the lead during the invasion of the Run because her fleet was the tip of the spear. You and her were compensated as such. That doesn't mean we always want to take a back seat to House Jerik-Dremine. We're your allies not your Vassals, try to remember that.">>43305375>Three Area's of operation Front Door, back door and reserve:Pic related if you guys are ok with it.>>43305507>Perhaps Myrish Avun and House Sulos could provide additional intel on the 'rear' area of the Run?All communication with House Sulos has been cut off. They're a close ally of House Talos who has been under pressure to side with House Bonrah of late.If you want you can have RTS Intel try to send a message.What do you want it to say?
>>43306012Seems fine to me. Would offering 'in house' pricing for the duration of this mess, absent some major drain on our finances, help assuage them that we aren't planning on acting like some dictator?
>>43306012I'd strongly recommend choosing someone from another house to serve as overall ground forces commander as well.
>>43306251>>43305198>Are there any salvageable assets still in the region we can tow to use as a fixed defense?Yes, there is still plenty of debris in some of the graveyards that can be towed into position. Some of it is rather large and has been reserved for repairs to Forbearance or potentially construction of a new Super. The rest is mostly varying degrees of scrap. Forbearance could be used to jump some of the larger more valuable salvage and other equipment to a location of your choosing. Teams could then combine it with available station modules.There is another option. Station construction at Surakeh is completed and is now self sustaining. You could bring in the Anchorage to the Run and use the scrap resources to construct more heavily armored platforms. This would require sending out a force to meet the ship in the next relay and escort it back. Winifred's fleet could protect it on the first leg.The various bases in the run could see if they can spare enough modules to set up a new modular base instead.Forbearance station still produces some mines. You could deploy them across the other entrance of the Run, but this would bring civilian traffic to a standstill and kill your trade.Or maybe sticking with a mobile defense might be the best solution.[ ] Move more valuable scrap[ ] Bring in RSS Anchorage[ ] Set up modular station[ ] Mine other entrance to the Run[ ] Stick with stationing fleets in that area
>>43306012>Baron KellyThank him for voicing his concerns. If our peers and allies see fit to ask us to stand down, we shall.>Communications with Sulos cut offHow many damned factions are forming for this?Regardless, we should see if RTS Intel can contact Avun. Sign it only with the coordinates/time she gave us for that meeting in the Run where they payed us back?Basically, I'd like to say that we need a back channel. The Dominion can't afford to blow itself up and be taken out of the fight against the Neeran.And holy shit we need to make sure that Forbearance isn't sacked by a force headed by Myrish Avun. They helped us take the damned thing, and they know the area.
>>43306396>[ ] Bring in RSS AnchorageThe best options really dose seem to be to bring in another asset to build us some killer defense platforms. We need those in either case.
>>43306396>[ ] Bring in RSS Anchorage>Configure fast minlayers to enable rapid mine emplacement if things go south.
>>43306396[x] stick with stationing fleets in that areaWe can't afford to send part of our fleet strength to the next Relay (Lat'tham territory, right?), weakening our defensive forces (and Surekah's) for weeks and putting our force at risk of ambush escorting a highly valuable asset.Hell, we may need to consider sending the Anchorage to work in a Terran or Rovinar relay for a while, if there is work that can flag it as FA for protection.
>>43306396>[ ] Bring in RSS AnchorageDeploy
>>43306396>[ ] Bring in RSS Anchorage
>>43306404>Regardless, we should see if RTS Intel can contact Avun. Sign it only with the coordinates/time she gave us for that meeting in the Run where they payed us back?Any objections to this?>And holy shit we need to make sure that Forbearance isn't sacked by a force headed by Myrish Avun. They helped us take the damned thing, and they know the area.While the ship itself is now mobile that is a legitimate concern when it comes to the station. A shipyard capable of repairing super heavy cruisers isn't something to be dismissed.>>43306439>>43306470>>43306850>>43307075>>433066001 opposed. Looks like we're bringing in the Anchorage.What forces did you want to send as an escort?
>>43307176For the record, how far does this force have to go, and how long will it take to reach the rendezvous and return?
>>43307176Riojas A2 wing, one of Riojas mixed wing and one of Daska's A2 wing. Should be sufficient to ward off any would be opportunist and steal leave us with a fair amount of ships.
>>43307257>For the record, how far does this force have to go,To the DRH 2 Relay where they'll take over escort from Winifred's force.>and how long will it take to reach the rendezvous and return?10-12 days. The return flight will take 6 days escorting the Anchorage but faster ships could get out there more quickly. >>43307261>one of Riojas mixed wingRioja has one mixed wing and 2 Mixed Squadrons (Mercs with afterburners.)
>>43307394Alright, screw the mixed unit then and take a wing of Attack Corvettes instead.
>>43307176>>43307394>>43307257I'm going to say send Rioja's BCRS, A2s and Daska's LCRS + 1 A2s.And have the RTS Lance at Surekah + squadron of RTS ships join the escort force?IIRC, RTS is a properly registered guild merc force? So it should be much safer for the Lance and and escort to head back to Surekah, rather than skimp on the Anchorage's escort.
>>43307394Any time we have to move the Anchorage, I get worried.
>>43307394Do we have enough favour to hire some Rovinar stealth ships to help us out in scouting out potential threats?
Rolled 2, 4, 15 = 21 (3d20)>>43307416>>43307476If there are no other votes it looks like 2 wing of Attack Corvettes are being sent. One from Sonia's fleet, one from Daska's.The two units are prepped to make the initial long jump at higher speeds than normal so that they wont be away as long. The way things are going you'd rather have those 140 odd ships back as soon as possible. As the defenders of the Run continue to organise you've attempted to make sure that the local Ruling House forces are still on speaking terms with you. They're aware of your support for Ber'helum but are reluctant to alienate you further. That isn't the problem. The real problem is that while Ber'helum has a powerful military they're more of a minor power in terms of what they occupy in this particular relay.With its annexation of House Posat The Ruling House holds the most territory in the DRH 1 relay followed closely by House Bonrah. Bonrah hasn't yet declared war, really no one has right now but the number of incidents and skirmishes being reported taking place between Houses with bad blood are rapidly escalating. The war has started just nobody wants to admit it yet. There is a very real possibility that you may be fighting House Sulos veterans in the near future since they have the most experience with the region among your opponents.Only two days after your corvettes leave for the rendezvous new intel reports passed on from the Ruling House indicate that privateers and mercenaries are being brought into the area. Most are being supplied with a mix of Vulture and Hellcat attack ships backed up with the occasional standard or attack corvette. The Guild are reporting unusually high numbers of Marauders entering the region. With their cargo capacity they'll be a vital part of any force trying to conduct battlefield salvage.
There has been an incident. A fleet from House Eminia crossed into Jerik-Dremine territory and ambushed a large J-D training unit while they were conducting exercises. They were caught completely by surprise and nearly four squadrons of attack corvettes were lost. Eminia forces had retreated to their side of the border before Baron Archivald's response fleet could arrive.Bekka Reynard survived the engagement despite the loss of the rest of her training squadron. Knight Dayton has recommended her for promotion to one of the elite units.>>43308241While they very much don't want to get more involved in the civil war, yes. They can send a ship to spy on things for you, but only for a certain length of time.They'll also want that to mean that their debt to you is finally paid.See you in the morning.
>>43308525>House EminiaLet's go gank their leader really quickly.
>>43308525Is the promotion due to her surviving and being used as a political ploy or for her actual skills shown?
>>43308525>A fleet from House Eminia crossed into Jerik-Dremine territory and ambushed a large J-D training unit while they were conducting exercises>They were caught completely by surprise How did that happen?>>43308241>While they very much don't want to get more involved in the civil war, yesWhich of the other Factions would be willing to support Sonia during this civil war? There should be a few people we can ask for help in most of them.
Eldal sure picked a fine time to go on "vacation". We may be able to pull off some decapitation strikes against minor enemy houses.While we post, lets have more pictures of what people thing Sonia could look like.
>>43307176>1 opposed. Looks like we're bringing in the AnchorageMake that 2, even if it's too late. I would have preferred moving that ship to Hune or Watcher space.>>43310841>While we post, lets have more pictures of what people thing Sonia could look like.
>>43308525>They'll also want that to mean that their debt to you is finally paid.Would that also mean we could start earning favors again?
>>43308296>[Raiders intensify]We could mount external torpedo and missile racks on high value civilian targets for their time in the run if the civilian owners agree.All these ships designed for supply line harassment seem to lack defences against guided munitions and probably sacrifice shield strength and armor for raw speed and offensive firepower.So, torps and missiles should work decently well against them, and external racks shouldn't require much time to add to most frames.
>>43308525Have we paid for Bekka's memories to be saved so that she can be 'downloaded' into a clone body, if necessary. If not, we should do that. And update our memory log as well while we're at it.
>>43301188For House and Dominion.Fuck Yeah!Now regarding our situation we do have certain political opportunities.One is prolonging Ruling House and Ber'helum,Kharbos&Co more on a neutral level as long as possible, with the hope of extending until their two factions are the only ones left and perhaps through that come to the negotiating table.This could be facilitated if we can ensure the defense of Ber'helum and Ruling House worlds, preferably involving the others units under our command to build up battlefield brotherhoods. Might make some contacts of nobles from one house to the other and promote the idea of keeping out of a fight at least locally, that could propagate to the entire house, as long as they have other competitors to deal with.Another way is by using the FA. Not military or logistically but politically, by urging our diplomats to issues statements that they will respect, uphold and enforce treaties and the good relationships of the Dominion with the Faction Alliance, this takes of pressure on the FA, in those territories at least and those who make the statement get the air of legitimacy, and others look not as a legitimate successor. This means that if they can hold the reigns on their allies in regards to FA interaction they would have to drop them or risk looking like not the legitimate government. The Ruling House may be a bit in a bind because of the majority of allies being Minor Houses, but if could get FA to help patrol the space only as police and anti piracy, not get involved in the civil war it would make FA basing something you want because it takes some pressure of you.Then there is the is the next thing we could do, try and secure the smugglers run, and if possible the two of Nav stations (lower two) and everything in between, with Ber'helum and Ruling house intact in our area and we could be making a lot of money if locally Ber'helum and Ruling house do not fight.
>>43312106If the two have somewhat of a neutrality major traders might reroute through the space especially as two major factions are present one at each other end of the smugglers run and have non hostile relations. That could make it a major trade lane, and with profits on all sides both RH and Ber'helum and of course JD and Rioja for being well placed.More trade and lots of money between two faction might further incentivize them to continue their reciprocal neutrality and take out other enemies to the top dog position.
>>43312131>>43312106If we could take all three areas around the Nav station and bottle up any enemies on the other side of the central navigation hazard we would be golden, basically.
>>43304906>alliance your House is part ofWhat kind of infrastructure do we and the other houses have in the region? Would we be able to produce enough fuel and food if the run is besieged? What about ammo, starships, and various resources?We need to take inventory of all relevant infrastructure before raids can start.
>>43312210>Would we be able to produce enough fuel and food if the run is besieged? What about ammo, starships, and various resources?If anything the Run produces a surplus.There are fuel refining operations in the Run in most colonized systems with the exception of Rioja because the gas giant is too big. Stockpiles are being built up there.>AmmoThe other Houses produce missiles locally. Starfighter grade, nuclear and stasis fusion variants.The Forbearance Yard produces mines and the newer high grade torpedo you got the license for. Rioja's moon base is now fully operational producing Plasma cannon fuel cells.>ShipsMedium Cruiser Yards currently producing Kilo class, though there has been a push to switch one of the slipways over to the newer Shukhant.Attack Cruiser lines are building EC-K, Vengeance, U-Haul, and Alliance Escort Carriers.Your allies have low level yards for Battlecruisers as well as lines for Smuggler Frigates, Firestorm I & II's, Attack Corvettes and Scarabs.Local Mercs have an ArcherFish frigate yard.There is 1 assault corvette line at Rioja.There are enough Rare element mines to supply the local shipyards and slowly build up a stockpile of spares.If anything you may need to send munitions convoys back to the homeworlds.What you don't have are large manpower reserves.Still going through the other posts, figured this would be a good place to stat.
>>43312656>Attack Cruiser lines are building... VengeanceWould they be interested in producing Dusk class ACs instead? They seem to be an upgrade over the Vengeance.>There is 1 assault corvette line at Rioja.Considering we're likely to run into manpower trouble, we should consider switching that line back to frigate production.>though there has been a push to switch one of the slipways over to the newer ShukhantShallan Medium Cruiser>U-HaulWould it make sense to switch to J-Type production for the duration of the civil war? It seems like a design that's more survivable.
>>43312656>Rioja's moon base is now fully operational producing Plasma cannon fuel cells.More importantly, sparkly plasma fuel cells.>Local Mercs have an ArcherFish frigate yard.Are they willing to work for the House or our allies?
>>43308707The Earl is currently in negotiations with House Feron to see about a combined attack on them. An invasion right now would bog down House forces that may be needed for defense.>>43310099>Is the promotion due to her surviving and being used as a political ploy or for her actual skills shown?Surviving and skills shown. She passed on the offer from the Marines and instead went for a position with the fleet. Her simulator training experience means she has a better grasp of flying ships lacking high maneuver drives than most. Because of this she was assigned to attack corvettes with plans to put her in the mixed squadrons. >>43310320>How did that happen?They must have come across the border at very low FTL speeds, possibly through the nebula near star forming regions to mask their approach. The training squadrons were using simulated weapon settings when they jumped in and it took a few seconds to switch over. The Eminia forces were also flying without IFF, but your House has broken enough of their scrambler codes to ID them from com traffic.>Which of the other Factions would be willing to support Sonia during this civil war? There should be a few people we can ask for help in most of them.They're going to be reluctant to help. The other Factions are worried about supporting either side because if the one they back loses it'll make relations with the winning side more difficult. The Terran government is pushing to block arms shipments into the Dominion on the grounds that they're needed to fight the Neeran. Lawmakers in the Republic have agreed to this, especially in regards to plasma weaponry.A Terran attempt to sue Aries for a breach of contract has failed. Exclusivity contracts with the Terrans were changed after the Faction wars to be limited to the Artemis class Fast-BS. There were no stipulations regarding new warship designs and certainly not Heavy Cruisers.They're still threatening to seize Aries assets in Terran Space.
>>43310841>Eldal sure picked a fine time to go on "vacation".Eldal has returned but seems much more distant than usual. >>43310914>I would have preferred moving that ship to Hune or Watcher space.The Anchorage would have required a substantial refit in order to make the jump to Watcher space.>>43311144>Would that also mean we could start earning favors again?Eventually. For the immediate future trades would remain as cash only.>>43311946>We could mount external torpedo and missile racks on high value civilian targets for their time in the run if the civilian owners agree.That would require them to stop. Ships planning to pass through the Run are starting to find out about the convoys and are trying to stage their arrival so that they don't need to wait for the convoy to move out. This has resulted in convoys suddenly increasing in size at the last minute.Still there are bound to be a few that may be interested. You could also assign Q-ships to the convoys for added protection. A U-Haul with an empty container storing a few missile and Torp racks, or assault transports with launchers instead of their starfighters.Do you want to assign a few converted transports for escort duty?Are you okay with offering to fit extra warheads to civilian ships?
>>43313383>Do you want to assign a few converted transports for escort duty?Sure>Are you okay with offering to fit extra warheads to civilian ships?Nope
>>43313187>Captured Aries shipyards in Erid spaceHow fast can that tech level 3 heavy cruiser yard build ships, or were only the smaller shipyards of a high tech level? And does our House build Aries battleships, or did they decide to build something else in that shipyard.>>43313383>Eldal has returned but seems much more distant than usual. Ask him if everything's okay, and if he'd prefer to return to the FA if he doesn't feel comfortable with the current conflict.>They're going to be reluctant to help.Perfectly understandable.>They're still threatening to seize Aries assets in Terran Space.Would it be possible to convice all factions to sieze Aries assets considering the company doesn't have the slightest problem staging coups even during the neeran invasion?>Knights ErrantAny reports on how things worked out for them?
>>43312081Everyone gets a baseline scan done when they first join the military these days.>And update our memory log as well while we're at it.Objections? If not this is going ahead.>>43312106>prolonging Ruling House and Ber'helum,Kharbos&Co more on a neutral level as long as possible>his could be facilitated if we can ensure the defense of Ber'helum and Ruling House worldsCould work. You'll have to see if there's anything you can do about this in the future.>>43312106>urging our diplomats to issues statements that they will respect, uphold and enforce treaties and the good relationships of the Dominion with the Faction Alliance>if could get FA to help patrol the space only as police and anti piracy, not get involved in the civil war it would make FA basing something you want because it takes some pressure of you.Parts of these could work in theory. Its unlikely they'll agree to direct anti-piracy work that could result in them hunting down assets of other Houses. On the other hand, escorting civilian convoys between their bases and areas outside the Dominion may be something they'll agree to. Do you want to send recommendations for both of these to the Earl and the local Ruling House commanders? Or would you rather make a statement yourself at least when it comes to your forces and the Alliance?>Then there is the is the next thing we could do, try and secure the smugglers run, and if possible the two of Nav stations (lower two) and everything in betweenSome of the Houses in the region have yet to declare which side they're on so that may take a little bit.
>>43313532>Would it be possible to convice all factions to sieze Aries assets considering the company doesn't have the slightest problem staging coups even during the neeran invasion?Far better to have an "undo influence" clause that basically bans any terran company from trying to puppet govern an entity. Preferably before they get the bright idea to try it in the Pandora cluster. For that matter, the Terrans might want to try Aries under their version of the foreign corrupt practices act, they basically bribed a government. Oh sure it was really more of a hostile takeover, but legally speaking they could probably make it stand up.
>>43310841>>43310914>>43311109Someone mentioned last thread that they thought Sonia was a massive semen demon. It actually makes a lot of sense in retrospect if you read between the lines. We we're pretty enough in school to go to prom with a boy that made other girls jealous. But we never got into dating much because we spent so much time making sure no one messed with Bekka.Since then we:>Got rich>Founded a corporation with lots of holdings>Got Knighted, then Commander'ed then Baron'ed>Got good with a sword>Became a sneaky operator>Fill out a ball gown like a /fit/ musclegirl>Salvaged a superheavy cruiser>Fly around in a fricken shark that shoots plasma out of it's mouth>Saved various important people's bacon>Own several mysterious alien artifactsAnd despite all of this the number of suitors we have or people who made a pass at us is basically zero. It's probably because people are intimidated by our reputation/wealth, and anyone know knows us personally can smell the crazy on us from a hundred paces.
>>43313706>Objections? If not this is going ahead.Just make sure it's done securely, like the last one.>Or would you rather make a statement yourself at least when it comes to your forces and the Alliance?We should be very careful not to upset or alienate any of the Houses and commanders in our Alliance.>Do you want to send recommendations for both of these to the Earl and the local Ruling House commanders? Ask Rioja's governor what he thinks of the idea. He's supposed to be the diplomatic genius.
I got no objection to giving Sonia an actual face after... 160 threads? Just try not to take it into that guy territory.>>43313706Objections? If not this is going ahead.Do it.
Phone is ringing off the hook now.>>43313733>And despite all of this the number of suitors we have or people who made a pass at us is basically zero. It's probably because people are intimidated by our reputation/wealth, and anyone know knows us personally can smell the crazy on us from a hundred paces.That and you all making it quite clear you're not really that interested.Still, there was one thing along those lines that was going to be brought up later this thread.>>43312840Vengeance have been in demand, especially among mercenaries since they're rather sturdy, have lots of options and are easy enough to repair.Still the yard could swap out one of the designs they produce for the Dusk class.>Considering we're likely to run into manpower trouble, we should consider switching that line back to frigate production.Mk 5 Assault corvettes need a base crew of 3. Most Frigates need a skeleton crew of at least 12 just to jump and fire their weapons.>U-Haul>Would it make sense to switch to J-Type production for the duration of the civil war?The J-Type module transporter?http://houseanddominion.wikia.com/wiki/J-Type_Module_TransporterThey're a Frigate sized transport to the U-Haul's Attack Cruiser sized. I suppose they would draw less attention.I also need to update the U-haul's stats.>>43313180>Local Mercs have an ArcherFish frigate yard.>Are they willing to work for the House or our allies?Yes. They're also registered with the mercenary guild. >>43313532>or were only the smaller shipyards of a high tech level?That unfortunately. The yard is being kept in reserve for repairs to the crippled Zeus once it's been towed back in.>And does our House build Aries battleships, or did they decide to build something else in that shipyard.They're building a small number of Athena class for use as escorts for the command ships then they'll convert the yard to build a Dominion design.
>>43314283>They're building a small number of Athena class for use as escorts for the command ships then they'll convert the yard to build a Dominion design.Motherfuckers!... Does this mean we can have a copy of the schematics? I still have hardon for the Athena class like you wouldn't believe. It's rivaling the one I got for the Alliance Fast Battleship.>Still, there was one thing along those lines that was going to be brought up later this thread.Desire to know more intensifies.jpg
>>43314364>!... Does this mean we can have a copy of the schematicsI think we managed to prevent aries from deleting the blueprints of both the Zeus, and the battleship.
>>43313853>>Do you want to send recommendations for both of these to the Earl and the local Ruling House commanders? >Ask Rioja's governor what he thinks of the idea. That it might be best to send to the Earl. You could still go ahead and make the statements that you personally won't attack the Alliance. That doesn't mean the House wont ask someone else to do it later if they decide it's a good idea. It's more likely they'll go along with making such an announcement to try and promote more of a "we're the good guys" image.>He's supposed to be the diplomatic genius.He's a good diplomat to be sure, not sure if genius would apply.>Comment too long>>43314364>Motherfuckers!They're worried that there are vulnerabilities in the ship's security systems that Aries personnel could later exploit. You can request more but you'll have to pay for them eventually.>Does this mean we can have a copy of the schematics?Going to regret this....yes.
>>43314283>Vengeance have been in demand, especially among mercenaries since they're rather sturdy, have lots of options and are easy enough to repair.I hadn't really considered that. It's probably a good idea to keep a low maintenance ship in production.>Frigate requirementsThe idea was mostly about people who aren't suited for assault corvettes being more useful on frigates instead of wasting them in older corvettes.>The J-Type module transporter?I hadn't realized the size difference. Anyway, the wiki entry for the J-Type made it look like a transport that can survive attacks more easily.>That unfortunately. The yard is being kept in reserve for repairs to the crippled Zeus once it's been towed back in.Oh, I had hoped repairs would have finished at this point.What about Sonia's heavy cruiser yard? Will it be possible to finish the FA heavy, or are we unable to hold that location?>>43314830>They're worried that there are vulnerabilities in the ship's security systems that Aries personnel could later exploitWe should suggest rewriting the software on the aries drones to house r&d.What's Sonia's research division doing atm?
>>43314830>...yes.I love you right now. Now we just need to get some programmers to rewrite a new system for the ship to use and some engineers to go over the design to find any loopholes Aries might have hidden there.>You could still go ahead and make the statements that you personally won't attack the AllianceYeah I'd say do this. Attacking the Alliance seems like the most stupid choice we could make since going back on our word with Helios. Besides this is a Dominion matter and should stay that way. The moment we start shoehorning a third party into this mess is the moment people are going to start and try to rip out a chunk of the Dominion for themselves.
>>43315047>The idea was mostly about people who aren't suited for assault corvettes being more useful on frigates instead of wasting them in older corvettes.Good point.>I had hoped repairs would have finished at this point.It took almost two months to get Majestic back to Surakeh even with the help of an Anchorage class ship. Give it awhile.>What about Sonia's heavy cruiser yard? Will it be possible to finish the FA heavy, or are we unable to hold that location?If you were to lose that Yard it would only be because Winifred had lost Surakeh as well. It's in the most heavily defended system the House has in South Reach. The heavy being built for the Alliance will be finished on time. Depending on how things go you may have options for other designs to build from it by the time its completed.>What's Sonia's research division doing atm?Working on the point defense HAG redesign. You have prototypes but they need further refinement to improve their capability and ease of manufacture.>>43313720>the Terrans might want to try Aries under their version of the foreign corrupt practices actThey're ho0lding off on that at the moment because of reasons you're not able to find out. According to your Intel people the Terran government has used corporate interests in the past as a means of paying off Houses to do work for them. Usually in order to deal with SP weapon development programs. Their own intelligence divisions are probably making sure to sever connections that could be traced back to them first. Or that's the current theory.A few of the transports that are available or have been impounded from smugglers have been refit with additional missiles and torpedoes. There are enough for two or three of them with each convoy but it doesn't leave you with much in the way of a reserve. It's a good thing too because the long range sensors have detected what look to be an incoming raiding force. Multiple FTL signatures moving at lower speeds to avoid detection.
You have 4 full wings with 6 squadrons each of assault corvettes.A full wing of mixed starships, attack cruisers, frigates and corvettes.Two mercenary afterburner equipped squadrons.Your battlecruisers, command ship and the Assault Transports.How do you want to deploy your forces?Will you be sending out Katherine Drake or keeping her near Rioja?
>>43315620>Multiple FTL signatures moving at lower speeds to avoid detection.Contact the other Houses and inform them about this. It seems about half of them are heading for the RH's logistics base.What defences does the RH have in the L system? What about Pantaq's forces in the area.Do we have a rough idea how many ships we've got incoming?>Good point.It was the basic idea behind the cruiser in the pastebin I posted in the last thread. I doubt more than 20% of the population would be able to fight in something like an assault corvette or fighter effectively.
>>43314283If thats from Wikia edits, I apologize, I like to make a page, save it edit, edit and edit until I find it suitable>>43315735I think sending Drake to deal with it as she see's fit with 3 Wings. She shouldnt go out of her way to attack theese raiders in RH territory though, only if they cross into JD territory. The rest remaining as reserve.We havnt officially declared for Ber'Helum yet right? Because if we havn't then the RH is striking first, unless theese raiders are just crossing their territory. So either the RH is sanctioning this or they have no fleet elements willing or able to interdict suspicious fleet activity.Either way, contact the RH commander in this area and demand an answer, and contact our allied house and see if they need assistance.
>What defences does the RH have in the L system? What about Pantaq's forces in the area.In the Front Door region:Pantaq has 3 attack corvette squadrons.Kuadneos has a Wing made up of 4 attack and 2 assault corvette squadrons.The Knight in command of the Pantaq force informs you that there is a gap in sensor coverage along the right flank.The Royal Logistics Corps base is defended by two new Fast Battleships, an attack cruiser squadron and two attack corvette squadrons.
>>43316087Have Daska move forces to prepare to intercept the raiders moving towards the RH Logistic base. Look like they are trying to move in behind us using RH territory.Have Drake take two wings of Corvettes and the Mixed units and commit to wipe out the other units moving into Pantaq space.We remain at Rioja with two wings and our BC squadron in case help is needed elsewhere.Hopefully Drake can deal with those forces along with Pantaq garrisons while Daska can surprise the other force.Forgot pic
>>43316229Okay, thanks.>>43315735Send Drake, one CRV squad, and one of the merc squads to link up with the RH forces.Sonia, 2 CRV squads, and the BCRS Pantaq forces to engage raiders in their territory.The merc afterburner squad deploys sensor buoys in the area currently without coverage.One squad of CRVs and the mixed wing remain at Rioja.
>>43316229Drake takes the Mixed Wing and 1.5 DA/CRV Wings and helps Pantaq/Kuadneos wipe out all incoming raiders possible.Sonia takes Medium, AB Squadrons, and 1 DA/CRV wing and proceeds to the hex above Rioja. Ambush any raiders that move through adjacent JD regions. If the RH comes under attack, Sonia intercepts their exit. Or backs up Rioja if this is a diversion.If Daska can be spared from reserve, she moves to back up the RH's logistics base.
>>43313383>Eldal has returned but seems much more distant than usual.They didn't convince him into doing that mind probe thing, right?
>>43315879>Do we have a rough idea how many ships we've got incoming?It's hard to say. The contacts could be anything from 3 ships to a more than a full squadron each.>>43316096>We havnt officially declared for Ber'Helum yet right?Your House hasn't. You've made your position clear though.>Either way, contact the RH commander in this area and demand an answerYou can't get through to the Baron in command of Ruling House forces in the region. Looks like com jamming. You can get hold of the commander of the logistics base. Reports from civilian ships are starting to come in mentioning a lot of activity closer to the nav station.Plan A)Don't assist RH logistics base.Drake and allies move to protect borders.Plan B)Daska reinforces logistics base with large force.Drake assists Pantaq space with large force.Plan C)Drake reinforces logistics base with small force. Sonia, BC's & Small force assists Pantaq.Mercs deploy sensor bouys.Plan D)Drake assists Pantaq space with mid size force.Sonia, Mercs and mid size force move up to border for intercept work.Daska reinforces logistics base if available.
>>43316878proposed D, so I'll have to vote for it.Get the RH's logistic base commander sensor data on those incoming. If they self destruct the base or it is destroyed, they can rally at Rioja.Did we ever send that message to Avun? Or did I miss someone objecting to it?
>>43316878C>>43317111She probably has trouble getting a message back to us. Assuming she received ours.
>>43313706>Do you want to send recommendations for both of these to the Earl and the local Ruling House commanders?>Or would you rather make a statement yourself at least when it comes to your forces and the Alliance?Cumming from us a FA officers, such a statement would not mean much. Comming from Earls, and other House Leaders however, that would mean.And it should include a timed statement with Ruling House, Ber'helum, Hellios, Kharbos.In a way if this JD gets to do it with the big boys, it does however become obvious that JD is a diplomatic nexus, for both good and ill.And I do not think it would take long for people to figure out it originated with Sonia, if they have her Psych Profile. Luckily, we took care of those.As for going against assets of other houses, really not something that would be desired, or wanted. You would want them to keep clear of that shit as hard as you can because if they get involved they have to effectively pull back on that commitment to prevent another similar issue. And you do not want that, if they help you out border patrol with other borders not of the Dominion, Anti Piracy and Police against other threats. Not something that up and just disappears because the Dominion is having a internal hissy fit, and that tend to get ignored by the power players in their struggle.>>43313706>Could work. You'll have to see if there's anything you can do about this in the future.Safeguarding and protecting one another holdings and dependents, as well as making a lot of profit together tends to make people see eye to eye, and make them less dismissive of one another and more willing to be understanding. Who knows, perhaps we can get them to be the last two standing sides and after beating everyone else, come to a negotiated end of the internal squabble. Especially if perceptions between the houses shifts a bit during this particular bellicose period.
No idea why people feel the need to antagonize the Ruling House.
>>43317391What do you mean?
>>43317452Depending on how plan D is interpreted, it would mean sitting nearby doing nothing while the logistics base is under attack. I'm not convinced the ruling house is going to like it.
>>43317497technically, the RH commander would need to give us permission to operate in their territory.I tried to strike a balance between getting Daska to help the Logistics base, and positioning Sonia to intercept anything coming into JD space without leaving Rioja vulnerable.If Rioja isn't attacked with this stuff as a diversion, Sonia can either envelope or intercept the enemy forces going after the logistics base.
Let it be said, Sonia is not making it easy for her opponents to figure out what side she's on. But that will probably work out well, to be honest.
>>43316878[A], I did propose it.>>43317391Agreed, due to the current political environment, moving a fleet into or near the logistics base could be interpreted as JD moving in to attack. Especially with coms blocked with their higher command.After all our house hasn't officially declared for the RH, BH or the other one. Us moving forces near that base with our reputation of supporting BH could be seen as us trying to preemptively strike logistic bases and infrastructure, stuff we are prone to doing.Just have a force near the Logi base is enough imo, if they need help jump in, if we detect they are being attack ask them if they need aid, just jumping in uninvited could cause the entire situation to deteriorate horribly. If the raiders move to the logi base and dont attack it, this is probably the RH beefing up their border systems.anything that crosses our borders though and refuses to declare their intentions should be considered open game.
>>43313532>Eldal has returned but seems much more distant than usual. >Ask him if everything's okay, and if he'd prefer to return to the FA if he doesn't feel comfortable with the current conflict.Seconding this.
>>43317645>Ask him if everything's okay, and if he'd prefer to return to the FA if he doesn't feel comfortable with the current conflict.>Seconding this."No. I'll assist you, do not worry. I'll discuss what happened at a later time. If I told you now it might be a distraction from your duties. The war should be your priority.">>43317111>Did we ever send that message to Avun?I'm going to say that it has been sent but you've heard no response yet.You order Drake to take the Mixed wing and at least one wing of assault corvettes and go help House Pantaq.You head out to a position from which you can quickly intercept incoming ships closer to the Run itself.Daska sends half a Wing of her older assault corvettes to back up the logistics base bit it will take time to get there.When you contact the logistics base their commander seems a bit surprised by the news about the incoming raiders and your sensor data."Thank you for the warning Baron Reynard. We'll be ready for any hostiles that approach. Please make sure that any of your ships on their way to assist us keep their IFF's on at all times. There are too many Houses playing shadow games right now."Drake reports that her ships are actively hunting down the enemy. They've only seen a few so far, often only single ships. She's designated four sectors as active war zones. As you suspected many of the enemies along the left flank are trying to stay within Ruling House territory until they're inside the Run. One unit has picked up speed and seems to be making a run for the logistics base. Now that they're at speed long range sensors can identify them as a squadron of ships.Daska should arrive at the base before the enemy. Do you want Sonia to intercept any of the three groups on that flank?
>>43318020Shock and Awe let's do it. Try to intercept the biggest group, territory be damned we just need them dead.Kuadneos should be ready to assist allies forces in Pantaq territory should the forces there be larger or more dangerous than anticipated.
>>43318020Send AB squadrons + 2 DA/CRV squadrons after the far group that isn't hitting the logistics.The rest of Sonia's force hits the nearer group.
>>43318020>Do you want Sonia to intercept any of the three groups on that flank?I would suggest we split our forces between the group closest to the nav hazard, and the one closest to Rioja. If the RH allows us to enter their territory, of course.I still think we should deploy sensor buoys in the corridor not covered by our sensors rat some point .
>>43318109>Kuadneos should be ready to assist allies forces in Pantaq territoryThey already are.>I still think we should deploy sensor buoys in the corridor not covered by our sensors at some point.A Minelayer is being prepped with sensor buoys.>>43318161>>43318174These plans are similar enough.Roll 4d100
Rolled 46, 64, 37, 58 = 205 (4d100)>>43318440
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>43318440>Roll 4d1001
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>43318544>They already are.2
Rolled 17, 85, 37, 85 = 224 (4d100)>>43318440Time to bring the pain
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>433185613
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>433186044
>70, 85, 37, 85I guess that could have gone worse.
>>43318715Maybe one day Sonia will be elite enough to do best of four.
The afterburner equipped mercenaries race to catch those closest to the navigation hazards before they can flee, or worse before the assault corvette units can catch up. In their haste they end up overshooting their targets and having to back track. With enemies coming at them from two directions the far outnumbered raiders split off in multiple directions. Some disappear, hiding in local systems while others try to run, making themselves bigger targets. The crew of your Command ship hasn't been on a real pursuit mission like this before with the new ship. It also gives off a much larger FTL signature compared to others you've commanded letting the enemy know where your heaviest warship is when pursuing them. This unit also tries to run like a bunch of armatures when the corvettes close in on them. You can't blame them really when outnumbered more than ten to one.The raider unit headed for the Logistics base continues on towards its target even as the ships Daska sent close in from the opposite direction. Samuul Kuritz contacts you a few minutes after both groups enter the system. "The ships they sent here were corvettes rigged as cruise missiles. Between us and the defenders we managed to take them out before they could reach the base itself. They must have been absolutely packed with explosives."The other ships most of your people are encountering look to be older Frigates modified with spinal mount phase cannons, radiators and more engines. They're just as fast as your attack ships so it's taking time even for your superior numbers to corner and trap the last of them. "Sir, we're lost communications with Rioja." The last sensor readings didn't show anything out of the ordinary, just freighter traffic.[ ] Wait until last raiders are dealt with before turning back[ ] Pull back to Rioja with any unoccupied ships[ ] Pull back with all ships, let remaining raiders retreat[ ] Other
>>43319309What forces do we still have at Rioja?
>>43319309>[ ] Pull back to Rioja with any unoccupied ships
>>43319366One wing of assault corvettes, the Battlecruiser squadron, customs patrol and the assault transports/Escort Carriers.
>>43319309... I suddenly feel this spiking pain impaling our collective backs.
>>43319426And the fixed defenses obviously.
>>43319309>[x] Pull back to Rioja with any unoccupied ships
>>43319426Thanks.>>43319309Pull back Sonia and all unoccupied ships not equipped with ABs. The merc squads continue to hunt down raiders. See if Daska's unit is willing to chase down some of the hostiles that managed to hide.
>>43319309>[ ] Pull back to Rioja with any unoccupied shipsIf they burned down Rioja I am going to get mad.
>>43319439>And the fixed defenses obviously.Yes. You gather any ships not occupied with chasing down enemy raiders and head back towards Rioja at top speed. When you jump into the system you're soon able to restablish communications with the rest of the fleet. The Refugee processing station was attacked by armed freighters. Someone began broad spectrum jamming of the area then a dozen Marauders jumped in alongside the last minute freighter traffic arrivals. They shot up any remaining escorts that were nearby then jumped into the Run. Life support on the refugee station has been damaged, either from the battle or by sabotours. It needs to be evacuated immediately before life support fails completely. They need every ship you can spare to help offload civilians.Helping the evac will hamper your ability to pursue the ships that just blew through and into the Run.>Your orders?
>>43320294Ah well, could be worse. I feel bad about this buy.[X] Pursue.If we let them enter the run they will cause more damage. We need to end them as fast as we can before a large enemy force arrives to fuck us up.
>>43320294>>Your orders?Contact Daska and the Houses in the area and inform them about the incoming Marauders.How many people are currently on the station?How long do we have before the life support fails?
>>43320294We go after the marauders. Call in FA and local Run ships to help with evac of civilians in distress. Pass all intel on the ships across the Run and to the FA/Terrans.Some mercs just fucked up by attacking Terran civvies.Shut down incoming traffic, and place a bounty on the marauders.
>>43320411>How many people are currently on the station?Around 60,000. Be advised that your assault corvettes can't take aboard many people because of their limited crew space. You're going to need a lot of them.>How long do we have before the life support fails?Maybe as little as 15 minutes.
>>43320473Ouch, okay. Does the station have any lifeboats?Anyway, send damage control teams to the life support systems immediately. If any of the mechanics on our ships have any experience with this kind of system get them in there.See if there are any transports in the system we can convince to help out.Send over any spare vac suits we can find on our ships.How many people can we transport on our medium, the battlecruisers, the other ships present in the system, and whatever non-corvettes that jumped in with us?
>>43320473Alright then. Perhaps we can spare our larger ships then? Our Medium, the BC's at the very lest. We still got plenty of Corvettes that can hunt. That way we wont sacrifice all of the civilians.
>>43320635>Does the station have any lifeboats?Some, but with people transferring in an out of it from transports all the time it wasn't expected many would be needed. >How many people can we transport on our medium, the battlecruisers, the other ships present in the system, and whatever non-corvettes that jumped in with us?About 50,000 but that will begin to compromise the security of your larger warships.Available ships will try to get to the station as quickly as possible but there are limits to how fast they can get here.[ ] Evac the 50k, hope your engineers can quickly get air scrubbers set up on station[ ] Evac beyond safe limits on your larger warships[ ] Use the corvettes to pull off the remaining 10k refugees
>>43320919Are we lucky enough that we have a transport with a shipment of 10k vac suits in the system?How many corvettes will be able to pursue the marauders if we choose the last option.
>>43320919>[ ] Evac the 50k, hope your engineers can quickly get air scrubbers set up on stationCorvettes got some hunting to do. I just hope none of the civilians are saboteurs. Reminder to check for that later.
>>43320919Send our corvettes out for revenge.Larger ships take everyone off. All crew are to suit up and take as much strain off life support as possible. Get all fighters launched in the event this is meant to make us targets
>>43320981>How many corvettes will be able to pursue the marauders if we choose the last option.Not many. Maybe a squadron or two. The older Attack corvettes would really have been better suited to evac work because of their larger crew space.
>>43321106Thanks. Going with >[x] Use the corvettes to pull off the remaining 10k refugeesIn that case.Allow the corvettes we can spare to use their SP torps as they see fit.
>>43320919Ehhh...Save civis or save the majority of them? I am going to go with Evac the 50k. I mean it's the best we can make of the situation without taking loses elsewhere.
>>43320919We have a modular station in orbit around Rioja, right? Would it be possible to haul one or two of the station modules over to temporarily house those 10k?
Seems like most people want to send the corvettes after the marauders. Anyway, if any of our officers have some ideas how to deal with this situation in a briliant way we haven't even considered, now's probably the right time to voice their thoughts.
>>43321073>Send our corvettes out for revenge.I'm counting this towards. >[ ] Evac the 50k, hope your engineers can quickly get air scrubbers set up on station>>43321676You cant safely decouple it from one station and bring it to the other in 15 minutes. Nevertheless the engineers will get to work on readying one."Assault Corvettes, head off down the Run and pursue the Marauders. This is Baron Reynard to every other available ship in system, jump to the refugee processing facility and assist with evacuation efforts. Ops, I want damage control parties put aboard the station ASAP to see if they can repair their life support systems or at least get enough air scrubbers in place to buy us time. Break out the stores of vacuum suits to send over as well."Roll 4d100 for damage control
Rolled 94, 24, 32, 8 = 158 (4d100)>>43321831rolling bones
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>43321831>4d1001
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>433218892
Rolled 31, 83, 94, 25 = 233 (4d100)>>43321831
Rolled 64, 61, 82, 61 = 268 (4d100)>>43321831Honestly, at this point I'm wondering if we don't need an elite force of station-specialized engineers
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>433219063
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>433219344
To say that the evacuation was rushed would be putting it mildly. Your command ship and the Battlecruisers maneuver into position at major docking points while crews from each one try to rig additional umbilicals to the other airlocks. The DC teams are quick at their work you'll give them that. Two of the outer docks have enough backup air scrubbers in place within a few minutes, but it's nearly impossible to move deeper into the station from the throngs of refugees. Not without slowing down the evacuation.Battle damage isn't helping. Some of the engineers have to be detailed to looking for and quickly patching holes or cracks in the hull that are leaking oxygen. According to all reports and sensor feeds you can see your people are doing the best they can. It isn't enough. You're able to save almost everyone in the outer sections closer to the docks. "Almost" doesn't seem like it's even close to being adequate. By the time more ships arrive that can help twenty minutes have passed. Everyone your warships didn't have room for are sent over, then the search of the rest of the station begins. It takes another hour to get the main life support systems back online now that parts can be brought in. Some people survived in pockets where the atmosphere hadn't become toxic yet but they're a minority.3160 civilians are dead. The numbers are higher if counting crewmen lost on freighters damaged during the attack.
>>43322652Well, this might be a good PR opportunity to get FA support, as well as getting the RH and Berhlum to work together to take out their mutual enemy.Terrorists yo.
>>433226523160 dead out of 60 000 aint that bad if you ask me. It will make for good propaganda at the very lest and will be good for when we need to fuel the populations anger towards the House that did this.
>>43322702Especially since we have evidence of a house just attacking our trainees.
"The Marauders that fled into the Run went into hiding as soon as they were out of Rioja's sensor range." reports Maybourne."They must be really deep inside the Run then." you conclude."Actually the sensor array near Rioja has trouble penetrating the nebula just off the Run. The colonies nearby are on alert for any attack but it could take some time to track down anyone using the nebula for cover."Great."For now it doesn't look like any made it past Avoubic. One of the squadron leaders also reported finding the wreckage of at least two Moli transports along the main trade lane near that nebula. It looks like they were blown apart from the inside." The good news is that most of the other raider craft that had been intercepted on the flanks of the Run have been chased off, destroyed or captured. Salvage teams are being sent out to recover 4 ships that were disabled. "There was one other thing. The medics want to speak to you."Quarantine. Not a word you want to hear, especially right now. The refugee station was screening people for diseases that might be brought into the Run. Medical quarantine was broken during the evacuation which means at least a week worth of trouble for everyone on board.[ ] Seal off part of Rioja's main station until the processing station is repaired[ ] Use the old J-D fleet base near Avoubic[ ] Use one of the remote army bases on Rioja[ ] Other
>>43323035[X] Use the old J-D fleet base near AvoubicNormally I'd just as well keep them in the station, but the dead bodies might bring down morale. Might as well put them somewhere away from other population centers.
>>43323035>[ ] Use the old J-D fleet base near AvoubicAssuming no one is really using it for anything important.Otherwise[ ] Use one of the remote army bases on Riojasince it's not exactly easy to traverse Rioja yet if you aint got ships or are connected to the transit system. Also minimizes the risk to the already established population.Those Marauders are going to be a problem in the future I just know it. Also are there any prisoners to be found?
>Assuming no one is really using it for anything important.Not really. It's a backup base at the moment and could take over if Rioja and Forbearance were taken out. Its logistics stockpile is kept full just in case. The only thing it cant do is build new ships. Once Drake returns with most of her force to guard Rioja and the entrance to the Run you set off with a convoy for the old fleet base. The base crew have had the better part of a days warning to set things up for your arrival and soon you begin offloading refugees. Handling their transport around the Run is going to be a serious headache until the processing station is repaired. It might be a good idea to see about upgrading its defenses.Once your crews have been cleared from medical you'll need to reorganise your fleet to help hunt down the remaining raiders.How large of a bounty did you want on the Marauder class ships?
>>43323686300k on each ship?
>>43323035>[x] Use one of the remote army bases on Rioja
>>43323686One million on each.
>>433230352 million for information that leads to a Marauder being captured or destroyed? Military units that find them will get the reward split among squadron/wing?With a dozen of them, it should cap out to 24 million.They're highly unlikely to be locals, and they just shot up a refugee processing center, so a nice bounty will further limit their ability to draw local support.
1 million for information. A percentage of it's salvage value if assisting in their capture or destruction?Sound good?
>>43324077sounds good. Maybe the Terrans will toss in a bit of extra after hearing the news?
>>43324077Yeah, I'm game.
>>43324077That works for me. I mean it's just about pocket change for us. Even if a lot of small payments that turn into one big fat one after a while.
Coms are back up with all of the Nav stations. One of House Nasidum's vassals launched an attack on Ruling House holdings near the Nav station. There was even fighting within visual range of the station itself. They have a Heavy cruiser operating in the area staging hit and fade attacks on the major installations while smaller units are disrupting local coms and logistics. This is making it difficult to maintain communications with the rest of your House.Knight Kim launched a counter strike against House Eminia, his cloaked ships disabling several vital fuel refineries without being identified. Or that's what you figure from reading between the lines of the reports reaching you.Communications with other parts of the Dominion is beginning to break down in places, not just the areas near you. House Kharbos has launched an attack on an Aries controlled House. You don't know what's happening now in the region around Helscion Ten. Transports and a few Guard cruisers belonging to the Knights have begun to arrive. Some of them are taking you up on your offer for refuge.Are you going to demand they hand over control of their warship to you to forestall any claims of aiding pirates? Or will you let them openly base out of the region for now?
>>43324594No demands that they hand over their stuff but they will help out in defense of the Run. They should except nothing less. At the very lest they will help hunt down raiders, pirates and the like if they are feeling iffy about participating in front line engagements.
>>43324594Have the knights temporarily join our house until this all dies down, they are free to stay in our house or return to becoming an Errant when this is all resolved. Anyone who asks, say they are sorry for their piraty ways and they are willing to join our house to make amends/change.Have them based out of whatever planet their refugees are staying on, they can act as a reserve under their own leadership. Depending where their stationed we or Daska will be their commander.
>>43324594The transports shouldn't need anything other than 'apply for refugee status'?As for warships/Knights themselves, we should have them officially file for asylum on the grounds that if they are in fact pirates, they should be allowed to join the SRL or FA under similar terms to those granted to the SRL guys?At the very least, it buys time as we process a very, very interesting legal claim. Someone from the SRL will certainly have to travel here personally, perhaps?For the time being, call their ships 'impounded', but at the same time we can't exactly house them anywhere else?
>>43324782>>43324786>>43324792If we play this right we might manage to reestablish them as a Errant Order with very close relations to us and positive relations with Ber'Helum (If they become the new RH that is). I mean the current RH did kind of bail on them so they may not be all that happy with them.
>>43324792>we should have them officially file for asylum on the grounds that if they are in fact pirates, they should be allowed to join the SRL or FA under similar terms to those granted to the SRL guys?While it could work it would take time to get all of that processed. It would also mean publicly confirming that they were conducting piracy when only 20 or so Houses have taken their accusers side. Houses that already are enemies of the Ruling House at this point.If they went through with it they'd really have no choice but to leave and fight for the Factions Alliance on pain of death. Not something they're likely to be too thrilled about. >For the time being, call their ships 'impounded', but at the same time we can't exactly house them anywhere else?There are abandoned mercenary bases through the Run. >>43324782>No demands that they hand over their stuff but they will help out in defense of the Run.>>43324786>Have the knights temporarily join our house until this all dies downInduct them into the House temporarily, or would making them J-D privateers sound better?>Have them based out of whatever planet their refugees are staying onIt looks like they'll be moving to Rioja for the time being once the immigration situation is sorted.
>>43325079Temporaryily induct them, right now they can stay at Rioja to bolster the garrison. We did offer them asylum. I think we should have them there as a permanent attachment to the garrison.Take only those who volunteer on offensives
>>43325079>Induct them into the House temporarily, or would making them J-D privateers sound better?Privateers sounds better from an outside perspective. Don't want to get to close to them until we know where they stand. However I am hype about turning one of Riojas moons into their Order base. It will be great for planetary defense to have them based out of there in the future.
>>43325079In either event, make sure there is some surveillance on them. They might have just been recently burned by the RH but let's not forget they were their loyal servants and might still be. With the direction this war might be heading, we don't know if we just invited a group of dissadants to Rioja and the run.
>>43325247>However I am hype about turning one of Riojas moons into their Order base.I'm sold on the moon idea yet, but it would be cool having an order based out of the run in general
>>43325347I wanna turn the plasma moon into an entire logistics base to be honest.
>>43325572Do able, it'll just take time.Still taking votes/ suggestions on the Errant guys.How do you want to distribute your fleet for both protecting Rioja, the entrance to the Run, and sending ships to hunt for the Raiders?See you in the morning.
>>43325595Have the reserve handle the raiders, no point pulling main line assets out of position again.
>>43325727This. Goddamn, raiding is OUR gig. We should focus on finding out where they came from and go mess them up. Meanwhile, we should set a trap for them. Overwhelming force at a moments notice is our other Forte
TSTG, quick fleet tactic question - can we take hit and run to the extreme? Specifically, I mean, if we know where an enemy fleet is, can we jump in a fleet of ships with powerful guns at maximum range, fire off a few volleys, moonwalk out as the enemy begins to reorient their fleet, then jump back in on another side?Would be really infuriating fleet for the Neeran to fight, since their plasma weapons take longer to travel iirc.
>>43325317Supporting this.I'm also in favour of making them J-D privateers rather than actually inducting them into the House, at least for the time being.
>>43324594>They have a Heavy cruiser operating in the area staging hit and fade attacksWhat type of heavy? Does the RH have enough assets in the region to deal with the ship?>KEI think we should limit them to defensive operations in then run. Have them officially hand over the ships but keep the crews and captain. Maybe rename the ships and give them a new paint job to make things not too obvious.>>43325595>distribute your fleet+Half a corvette wing and one AB squad start chasing down raiders in the Run.+Drake takes one corvette wing, the mixed wing and one AB unit to patrol the entrance to the Run.Does Kuadneos have any sensors covering that area between the nav hazard zones?What is in the J-D Y sector between the nav hazard zones to the south?How many problems would using half a corvette wing to help the RH deal with the smaller raider units cause?
>>43328969Im against moving any of our ships out of the run and into RH territory until our house has taken a side.We don'tneed ships cut off/impounded/destroyed because they were in territory our house sided against. Especially if coms are so flakey all over the place.
>>43327206>Specifically, I mean, if we know where an enemy fleet is, can we jump in a fleet of ships with powerful guns at maximum range, fire off a few volleys, moonwalk out as the enemy begins to reorient their fleet, then jump back in on another side?Yes it is possible. Can be difficult to pull off quickly.>>43328969>What type of heavy? Ascendancy class Heavy Cruiser. It's been upgraded with a mix of plasma and fusion cannon turrets similar to C. >Does the RH have enough assets in the region to deal with the ship?Hard to say. They have Medium cruisers in this Relay but no heavies at the moment.>Does Kuadneos have any sensors covering that area between the nav hazard zones?Yes. They're setting up more redundancy features as well, as are local bases from your House in a similar gap.>What is in the J-D Y sector between the nav hazard zones to the south?A Battlecruiser yard. There is local mining industry to help supply it. It used to produce Kavarian Battlecruisers, albeit slowly. The House has been upgrading it to build new Fast Battleships.>>43325247>Privateers>>43325214>Temporaryily induct>>43328969>Have them officially hand over the ships but keep the crews and captain.So looks like they or at least their ships are being temporarily inducted into the House. If this isn't acceptable please let me know what is so we can move on.I have to step out to check a few things elsewhere and will try to be back within the hour.
>>43329708I think our House is still an ally of the Ruling House. And the local RH Baron probably doesn't want to antagonise J-D and the other allies right now.>>43330252>A Battlecruiser yard. It seems like it can it be reached from outside the run. We should probably up the security of that area.>>43330252>Ascendancy class Heavy Cruiser>They (RH) have Medium cruisers in this Relay but no heavies at the momentWouldn't this make a decent first engagement for Forbearance? The longer we can keep the Ruling House fleets and infrastructure in this galaxy in good shape, the better.
>>43330252>If this isn't acceptable please let me know what is so we can move on.Ask the knights if they're okay with it but if they agree I'm fine with this.
>>43330327>I think our House is still an ally of the Ruling House. And the local RH Baron probably doesn't want to antagonise J-D and the other allies right now.Exactly were still an ally, we dont know which side the house plans on siding. If they side with anyone that isnt the ruling house we lose those ships.Unless the RH specifically asks us to send aid we should refrain until we know for certain where our house stand. The local RH Baron might not want to antagonize us, but he also wont let our forces return that easily if JD or the RH decide something drastic.>>43330252Just keep them at Rioja as a garrison attachment >>43325214 As this anon suggested. Take only volunteers on offensives.Later after all this is over, if they wish to be inducted do so. Just dont forget to >>43325317
>>43330641>If they side with anyone that isnt the ruling house we lose those ships.I have no idea how you come to that conclusion.
>>43330641Agreed. We should not antagonize the local RH but neither should we get close to them. We still need to know where our House will stand on the matter since it's not a given that we will stand with Ber'Helum.
>>43330744Might have something to do with sending our ships into RH territory to help deal with a Heavy Cruiser or raiding units.If the RH or our house decides to declare, I just dont see how our ships can make it back without taking loses, or even be destroyed outright in a massive alpha attack.With all the com jamming going on, we might be able to get word first to pull out, in which case lucky us, or the RH might get word first of where our house stands, and just decides to get rid of that entire force.
>>43330814>If the RH or our house decides to declareWhy would they do that? They're currently allied and in the same power bloc, even if our House decided to ally with Ber'helum, Kharbos, or Helios, we'd still not be at war immediately because the Aries Houses or anti-war Houses are a much bigger threat.I mean, it's definitely possible but highly unlikely unless TSTG didn't mention a lot of stuff.
>>43330916We dont know what our head of state wants.We dont know what backroom deals have been struck.Hell we dont even know where our other barons stand. I wouldnt be surprised if Winifred uses this as an opportunity to breakaway from JD and form her own house way the hell over in south reach, unlikely as that is.Personally I just think its safer to defend our own borders and the run. If the RH specifically requests for aid, then give it to them, but I dont like the idea of putting our limited forces at risk of encirclement.
>>43330971We're probably the largest coherent bit of space J-D and our various allies control. We have Ruling House and Ber'helum space right next to us. We have the House's only Super Heavy Cruiser stationed here. We're the most important J-D official in this galaxy.Don't you think the our leadership would tell us if they were planning to move against any of the Houses in this nav relay?
>>43331203They might not even be able to tell us due to fear of transmission intercept/jamming, afterall our own coms with the homeworld are sporadic at best.We also arnt buddybuddies with the earl. We dont know what he's thinking or part of his inner circle. Our choice to align ourselves with the new nobles instead of getting to know more of the entrenched nobility means we dont exactly know what the decision makers want to do in this situation. All we've done is gone on increased alert, but we havnt even been giving official orders by the house. It entirely possible that what the house plans to do will be kept out of Sonia's ears until were ordered to do it or are forced to react to it.As for the Forbearance, if other houses are reluctant to move heavy assets out of defended areas, what makes you think the house thinks otherwise. Right now the Forbearance is safe where it is, moving it to the coreworlds could invite attacks/ambush on it that they would be unable to repair in a timely manner, since afaik the only yard we have tooled to repair supers is in south reach.
>>43331353Meant the run, not south reach.
>>43330252Had the wrong trip loaded.>>43330641>Just dont forget to >>43325317They'll each have an observer aboard if deployed.>>43330814It is highly unlikely that the Ruling House would declare war on you.>>43330327>It seems like it can it be reached from outside the run. We should probably up the security of that area.Baron Khyor Binil will move a Battlecruiser squadron from his force reserve to help guard the yard and that approach. There are two corvette squadrons from their holdings nearby so they'll move up as well.Enough sensor and com bouys have been set up to help cover the gap along the right flank. House Pantaq and Kuadneos will help guard that flank, but the latter also has to keep watch over a different small gap in the nav hazards.How much of the reserves do you want assigned to hunting for the raiders? Do you want to offer assistance to the Ruling House, go defensive and wait for your Anchorage to arrive, or do something else?
>>43331717Finally got it to post.
>>43331717>Do you want to offer assistance to the Ruling House, go defensive and wait for your Anchorage to arrive, or do something else?I think offering assistance is the best course of action. The Ruling House currently acts as a buffer and early warning system for our alliance, and it is likely that whoever might replace them will not be as cooperative as they are.We will also have to move our Anchorage through their territory, so it would probably in our best interest to make that journey as safe as possible.>How much of the reserves do you want assigned to hunting for the raiders? Does the ruling House have any defences at that colony close to J-D territory?
>>43331994>Does the ruling House have any defences at that colony close to J-D territory?The one inside the Run? Not really, it's mostly just protected by a set of multiple redundancy planetary shields. They're needed to protect the atmosphere from the system's star so they installed good ones. Transports make regular flights to the main spaceport but otherwise traffic is minimal. It's not a nice place to visit with much of the city surrounding the port being classed as slums. People from there have been trying to catch transports to the refugee processing center for a better chance at well paying jobs.
>>43331717>How much of the reserves do you want assigned to hunting for the raiders? Have Daska send out one wing of Corvettes from the reserves along with either the Light Cruiser Squadron or the Mixed Squadron>Do you want to offer assistance to the Ruling House, go defensive and wait for your Anchorage to arrive, or do something else?I would like to stay as far away from the RH house as possible for the moment. Just dig in and shore up our defenses as best we can until the Anchorage comes and we can really start to get defenses in place. We should get more sensor arrays out along with more mines along hardened areas of interest such as military bases and the like. We also need to make contact with the Earl to see if they have established a plan yet and who or what is the enemy. I would also like to know that in the event that the Ruling House are distracted by another enemy in the area and exposes themselves to us if we should take the chance and attack.Also I don't suppose there is any old asteroid base around that we can drag into one of the two narrow approaches using the Forbearance to use as a block?
>>43332216>It's not a nice place to visit with much of the city surrounding the port being classed as slumsOh, it's that other planet from House Posat. Would the RH be willing to sell that colony at some point?Anyway>How much of the reserves do you want assigned to hunting for the raiders?One of Daska's DA/CRV wings. Ask the Binil Baron if he would be willing to send one of his mixed wings to support them. And recommend to station a Wing at the colony close to this end of the run.>Other forcesDo Trin'qua and Kadnil have enough forces in the region to defend their assets from these marauders?I'd prefer to move one of Sonia's corvette wings and one AB merc squadron to the other colony close to the ruling house's planet. It will probably be useful to have some ships nearby that can react quickly.
>>43332219>We also need to make contact with the Earl to see if they have established a plan yet and who or what is the enemyYou could send out an EC-K to one of the other Relays to help get your message through if you want. One of the Terran Relays are the closest though they'll need to cut through Bonrah space.>I would also like to know that in the event that the Ruling House are distracted by another enemy in the area and exposes themselves to us if we should take the chance and attack.This question will be sent though it is unlikely the Earl will want to attack the Ruling House itself at this point.>I don't suppose there is any old asteroid base around that we can drag into one of the two narrow approaches using the Forbearance to use as a block?There aren't any single routes through that are more likely to be taken than others. It's a mess of systems that mean lots of little jumps no matter how you try to get through. They can only really be guarded by mobile assets.>We should get more sensor arraysDo you want to see if you can buy any off of some of the neutral Houses in this relay outside the Run? With trade being disrupted you'll need to offer something of value in return, not just money.>>43332484>Would the RH be willing to sell that colony at some point?Possibly in the future. Some of their nobles have been using it as a cheap source of labour for the few factories on the surface.>Ask the Binil Baron if he would be willing to send one of his mixed wings to support them.They would. >Do Trin'qua and Kadnil have enough forces in the region to defend their assets from these marauders?Kadnil mostly has system patrol craft and older Frigate units in the area. They'd like to start buying some of the assault corvettes from the yard at Rioja once other units are filled out.Trin'qua is concentrating most of their forces in the other end of the Run guarding the far entrance.Looks like people want at least 1 Wing assigned to the hunt.
>>43332639>Kadnil mostly has system patrol craft and older Frigate units in the area. They'd like to start buying some of the assault corvettes from the yard at Rioja once other units are filled out.Unless they wouldn't stand a chance against the Marauders, I would like to station Daska's light cruisers at the Trin'qua colony in danger of attack, and the mixed squad at the Kadnil rare element mining operation. Of course, only if our allies agree.>once other units are filled out.When will the next ships that aren't already spoken for be ready?
>>43332828>When will the next ships that aren't already spoken for be ready?12 days. Just after the Anchorage arrives.>I would like to station Daska's light cruisers at the Trin'qua colony in danger of attackThey don't have one in immediate danger there, they just have an abandoned but still functional merc base, you do have a colony there. It's the agricultural world.Light cruisers will be stationed there for now.1) Do you guys want to send a ship to make contact with the rest of the House or wait until communications are restored?2) Are there any other votes on what actions to take regarding the Ruling House while waiting to re-establish coms? We have one for offer assistance, one for defensive until the Anchorage arrives.
>>43333008Oh, okay. I thought the 'C's with a yellow dot next to them meant they're colonies in danger.>1) Do you guys want to send a ship to make contact with the rest of the House or wait until communications are restored?Send one.>2)Already voted on that.
>>43332639>With trade being disrupted you'll need to offer something of value in return, not just money.Well we do have access to high quality munitions and when the Anchorage comes here we can probably sell defense platforms as well. Perhaps some of our allies would not mind selling rare element as well since we got a lot of that here?> They'd like to start buying some of the assault corvettes from the yard at Rioja once other units are filled out.I am okay with that. More ships ready to fight is always good and if they got the pilots that need ships, or better ships, then we can deliver.>>43333008>1Send ship>2Still going strong for defensive actions while waiting
>>43333008Send a ship.Turtle up, send any sensor data we get to the RH that looks like an attack. Unless otherwise asked to don't bother intervening until we get our orders.
>>43333096>Well we do have access to high quality munitionsOh no.
>>43333008>1Send a ship.>2See if the ruling house needs any help.
>>43333008Did we gain any intel/prisoners from the intercepted raiders?If we can confirm that they were from the guys attacking the RH, there isn't much sense trying to 'stay out' of a fight we've already been involved in.
>>43323035>It looks like they were blown apart from the insideHave our salvage crews investigated these yet? I'd like to know if the raiders just dumped some ships, or if we're dealing with saboteurs. It would probably a good idea to ask the repair teams on the refugee station what damaged the life support systems.
>>43333063> 'C's with a yellow dotSorry, I put those there earlier as a reminder for which worlds Barons are based out of. A ship is sent. An EC-K equipped with afterburners, a full ECM suite and external fuel tanks so it can keep using the afterburners for most of the sublight sections of jumps. Before they enter Bonrah space the crew reports back that the situation in the rest of the Relay among the neutral Houses is quickly turning bad. There are signs of Houses preparing for the worst and it's possible there may be increasing piracy but it's hard to tell. They also reports minor Houses allied with Helios seem to be attracting attention as well. That about all you're able to find out before they go silent and enter Bonrah space.>>43333561>Did we gain any intel/prisoners from the intercepted raiders?Yes. There were some prisoners.>If we can confirm that they were from the guys attacking the RH, there isn't much sense trying to 'stay out' of a fight we've already been involved in.The crews have been drawn from a combination of places. Former South Reach Pirates experienced with the area, a few people hired over the past couple of years from inside the Run, even former slaves that have been promised their freedom if completing this mission.For the most part the ships that had been sent in on the flanks were supposed to be a distraction. A few had still hoped to be able to sneak by and enter the region undetected. They knew that there was a sensor array placed somewhere near Rioja but not exactly where or its range.Most don't know who provided their ships but evidence points to House Nasidum. Bonrah may have provided funding for the operation. Intel is trying to track down some bank records but the long range com trouble is making that difficult.While the raiders were given free reign to attack targets belonging to the Ruling House they were mostly just ordered to get into the Run and stir up trouble.
>>43334022>the neutral Houses >They also reports minor Houses allied with HeliosWould it be possible to contact them? Even if we're not allied, as long as it's unlikely we'll enter hostilities, fighting the pirates together could be a worthwhile goal.
>>43334022Our anchorage will be reverting at one of the relays near or at Bonrah space right?Myabe we should consider having more ships nearby incase Bonrah gets some ideas. We only have something like 144 Corvettes providing escort, unless the RTS taskforce is escorting them all the way to us.
>>43333874>Have our salvage crews investigated these yet? I'd like to know if the raiders just dumped some ships, or if we're dealing with saboteurs. It would probably a good idea to ask the repair teams on the refugee station what damaged the life support systems.Good news everyone! The destroyed Moli's can be rebuilt. There is bad news, their cargo bays had been built to carry ships inside them. Probably Frigates for the most part, but one was definitely carrying a few Vultures.>>43334147Pic related is the route the Anchorage will take. You already have 140 attack corvettes escorting it. What else did you want to add?>>43334074They were hoping to stay out of the fighting between the Ruling House and those opposed to the war by allying with Helios. They're worried that if they give you free access it'll be seen as aiding you. On the other hand, they could share sensor data with you and let your faster ships intercept pirates leaving their space.There is a chance that not all Houses suffering from these raids will be quite so happy with your assistance and may try to lead your ships into a trap.Are you willing to risk it?
>>43334315Honestly I'd rather just let all the other houses outside of the run deal with their own problems until we can get more clarification on who;s fighting who.If possible could we send an afterburner squadron to the alliance base to be ready to jump to the anchorage? They can race back to us when the anchorage enters the run.
>>43334315>What else did you want to add?Maybe Ber'Helum would be willing to add a few ships? Or would that be likely to increase the probability of an attack?>There is bad newsInform the other Houses in the run.>and may try to lead your ships into a trapI guess in that case it depends on how powerful these Houses are. If they can take out a few squadrons of assault corvettes, I doubt they need help in the first place.Anyway, if they ask for help we'll come but for now it's probably a decent idea to let their own forces deal with the pirates until they want our help.We could sell them a few Aries drones at reasonable prices, though. They should work well enough against pirates.>otherDo we have any sensor coverage on the other entrance to the run?
>>43334400>If possible could we send an afterburner squadron to the alliance base to be ready to jump to the anchorage?Yes if everyone is okay with it. With your permission they'll inform the base commander they're there in your orders. That should put the Alliance forces more at ease.>>43334432>Do we have any sensor coverage on the other entrance to the run?Baron Kelly is setting up smaller arrays with overlapping fields of coverage but nothing with the range of the one near Rioja. How many long range sensor arrays did you guys want to buy in return for Torpedoes, or IOU's for defense platforms?
>>43334499>How many long range sensor arrays did you guys want to buy in return for TorpedoesTen.
>>43334499>How many long range sensor arrays did you guys want to buy in return for Torpedoes, or IOU's for defense platforms?Depends on how much they cost.
>>43334499Oh yes, prepare yourself TSTG. Prepare yourself for CRAAAAAZY HAS'ANNES TRAVELING TRADING TORPEDO EMPORIUM! Do you have a problem that needs solving! Do your neighbor keep stealing your newspaper and there is no solution in sight?! LOOK NO FURTHER! We have torpedoes for EVERY PROBLEM YOU CAN IMAGINE! If there is a problem our torpedoes can't fix we will pay you back! IN MORE TORPEDOES! So come on over to CRAAAAZY HAS'ANNES TRAVELING TRADING TORPEDO EMPORIUM! Time to put the BOOM back in life!But seriously. If they are the size of the one we got at Rioja then about 4 or 5 should do it.
>>43334499Enough to cover all approaches to Rioja and some surrounding space.
>>43334499Regardless how many we buy, if were selling sps off, make sure that convoy is well protected. Everyones gonna know the moment we put SP's on the market and you can bet those vultures will come.
>>43334578>if were selling sps offWe're selling regular torpedoes. We got a license for a pretty up to date model, so they're an upgrade for most houses.
>>43334578>if were selling sps off,Those being sold are the newer Kavarian Torpedoes you got the production license for. Unless stated otherwise that is.I never really thought you guys would sell SP Torps at this stage given how few are available. I'll get you a figure on how many SPs you have in a bit.>>43334526>Depends on how much they cost.Long range sensor arrays 40m for those with the range of the one at Rioja.Cheapest you can get are 20m with two less hexes covered from center.>>43334545>Enough to cover all approaches to Rioja and some surrounding space.If it's just the Rioja end of the Run you want to cover then 3 more would be enough. 2 to help cover the smaller gaps and 1 close enough to properly scan inside that nebula. It'll still have trouble though.1 good long range array could completely cover the other end of the Run if placed in a good spot. So you're looking at 4.>>43334515>Ten.That would also give you plenty of redundancy.[ ] 3, Cover Rioja's End[ ] 4, Cover all entrances[ ] 5-10 Added redundancy
>>43334911>[ ] 4, Cover all entrancesBest choice I'd say.
>>43334911>[ ] 5-10 Added redundancyAlways good to have more when one or two go down.
>>43334911>[x] 5-10 Added redundancy
>>43334911>Sensor arrays.1 long range sensor array at the House Binil colony south of Rioja, if they're okay with it.1 long range at one of the Pantaq worlds at the other end of the run.1 short range at the J-D logistics base at the other end of the run.1 short range at the J.D battle cruiser yard to the south.1 of each type to replace a destroyed or damaged array quickly.3x short range array @ 20million = 60 million3x long range array @ 40 million = 120 million----total = 180 million
Rolled 4 (1d4)Looks like you're buying at least 5 of them. The remainder may take a bit longer to get hold of due to demand. We'll see.>>43335079>if they're okay with it.The Houses getting the sensor upgrades will of course compensate J-D -and you- appropriately. Your and Daska's Medium cruisers can carry cargo on their equipment arms, they would be the best choice to pick up the actual sensors and would require the smallest escort. You could also send cargo ships with escorts instead, or have one of the Kilo class Mediums in the Run pick them up. Who or what are you sending on the cargo run?
>>43335661>Who or what are you sending on the cargo run?Would Daska be interested?
>>43335661If the Knights Errant fellows aren't too busy, maybe they'd be willing to handle getting them for us?That, or send Daska out in command of a cargo fleet with heavy escort.
>>43335844>If the Knights Errant fellows aren't too busy, maybe they'd be willing to handle getting them for us?I think we shouldn't deploy them anywhere that's not J-D territory.
>>43335883Agreed. We should basically treat them like garrison troops.
>>43335797>Would Daska be interested?I don't know if interested would be the right word but it would be better than more waiting. >>43335844>send Daska out in command of a cargo fleet with heavy escort.Daska, cargo ships, Battlecruisers and at least 1 Assault Wing. Sound good?If so roll 4d20
Rolled 13, 6, 20, 3 = 42 (4d20)>>43336106
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>43336106See if Binil would be willing to send a mixed wing along.>If so roll 4d201
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>433361532
Rolled 4, 17, 19, 3 = 43 (4d20)>>43336106Yeah, decent mix. If she feels like she needs any more, she's free to commandeer.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>433361713
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>433361874
>>43334022Well, had to go away for a day, but my diplomatic plans won't happen if we let the Ruling House in the shitter. so we ought to help them out.>>43334911[x ] 5-10 Added redundancy
Daska returns with the convoy two days after heading out to the different locations where sensor arrays could be purchased. Several crippled corvettes are being towed by her ship, the Battlecruisers or any of the transports with extra room, but they're all there. "What happened?" you ask once everything is squared away. "Someone found out were were carrying enough warheads to outfit a couple of fleets and tried to take them from us. I felt it best to forcefully decline."You point out the damaged ships. "You didn't call for help?""Our long range coms were jammed twice. I was worried that if I reported it you'd send reinforcements and whoever was attacking us would have advance warning of it. They also might have alerted people that the Run was under defended and attacked before we could get back.."That should have been your call, not Daska's.[ ] Berate[ ] Let off with warning[ ] Let it slide
>>43336712Let it slideNo point being a bitch about it. We've worked with her long enough to trust her judgement, and if things were actually bad, she would have called us in.
>>43336712>[x] Let it slideIn my opinion this was the right call. If she'd lost more, it would have been worth warning her over but she's essentially lost disposable corvettes.
>>43336712>[ ] Let off with warning-ishWe can understand that the constant jamming makes things difficult in the run at the moment, but if things had gone poorly for her fleet she'd be in huge trouble right now. She took a risk and it turned out well, she won't be able to bet on that all the time.Anyway, what and who attacked her fleet?
>>43336712Still, you should have notified me. Please do so next time.>With reinforcements we can hold the front door and help RH. Lets do so. If we can prong neutrality good. >We might even get to use their pockets to make a hop to the local enemy if the local RH noble feels they can work with us. Perhaps more territory gains if we push the second largest house out. If we go with being speartip again we might even get the Nav station hex....
>>43336712>[ ] Let it slideDaska felt she could handle it and acted accordingly. It ended well after all and she is not one to make stupid decisions. Also the comment "I felt it best to forcefully decline" alone is enough to let it slide.More importantly. Did she ID the attackers or take prisoners? It would be good to be able to compile a list of who has attacked us so far. Also where are all those good damn jammers coming from?
>>43336712Did Daska bring salvage?
>>43336712>[ ] Let off with warning>[ ] Let it slideSomething between these two would be nice.
>>43336976Here is a option.>>43336910 We let it slide but note in private that we felt left out. She could have mentioned she is engaging hostiles but reinforcements are not needed.Also yeah a lot of fucking jammers. Suspiciously many.
>>43336712>[ ] Let off with warning"You made the right choice, and I want you continue to go with your intuition in the future. Just know its still a giant headache for me and I'd appreciate in your infinite mercy if you could try to give me less headaches. Oh God I'm turning into Winifred! ... Hey don't laugh, this will happen to you in future too!"
You let out a mildly irritated sigh, not taking your eyes off the Knight commander. "Alright. Do you know who attacked you?""One group of South Reach mercenaries that have turned back to piracy. The rest were privateers, some of them working for House Bonrah.""Salvage?""After looting them we salvaged and then sold their ships at the Houses we were to conduct trade with. We didn't need to sell as many of the torpedoes as we'd planned."A few extra thousand warheads will certainly come in handy if you're going into combat soon. Still, the prospect of lost salvage never sits well with you. You'll send her a message later saying that she could have mentioned she was engaging hostiles but that reinforcements were not needed.The key sensor arrays protecting the entrances to the Run are operational within a few days. Search teams are still trying to locate raiders hiding within the Run. A few of their ships have launched strikes at locations outside the nebula they've been hiding in. Most of the time this is resulting in their loss but some are able to get away. So far the worst they've done is destroy a House Binil corvette and cripple a transport leaving the nearby logistics facility. It is tying up quite a bit of your reserves though. A dozen Marauders plus smaller raiding craft occupying the attention of five times as many ships. You're glad when the Anchorage arrives. The escorts and the mercenaries on standby all keep a careful watch for anyone out to catch them. One Battleship was shadowing them most of the way in but broke off before they passed the Alliance base. The RSS crew aren't given any time to settle in. They're sent straight to the nearest ship graveyard and load up with scrap. They make three trips to be certain they'll have enough to begin work. Do you want to use the station equipment House Ber'helum sent as a starting point to help speed up construction?
>>43337595>Do you want to use the station equipment House Ber'helum sent as a starting point to help speed up construction?What are they building?
>>43337595>Do you want to use the station equipment House Ber'helum sent as a starting point to help speed up construction?Do it. Primary spots to begin fortifying should be Rioja and where ever we place the sensor at the backdoor since both of those are the front lines.>The rest were privateers, some of them working for House BonrahPrivateers then. I get the feeling they where not targeting us specifically then. I am still more interested in who send the Marauders to raid us.But who knows, perhaps we will get our chance to attack Bonrah territory and size the Nav Station territory? Even if I would much prefer that we captured the RH territory then as it's conected to our territory and the Nav Station goes to Dominion space as opposed to... Hune space direction?
>>43337595If possible, we should use the Ber'hulem equipment in a way that we can move it to following projects.Where did that yard we partnered with the merc/knight kid end up?Would it be possible to get some of the shallan ACRS from that yard to the Run and potentially give the Knights Errant some new ships?
>>43338057>Where did that yard we partnered with the merc/knight kid end up?It's in South Reach.>>43337770>What are they building?That's a good question actually.Thanks to the station project at Surakeh you now have the option to build defense station modules... which are not on the wiki price list. They're based off scaled down versions of the fortresses seen in the (former) Lat'tham space and the outer sections of the example pic used for the design of the Surakeh station. Like station modules they can be docked together and form different shapes but are much tougher and can be fitted with more weaponry.There are plenty of options. You could go with multiple small platforms, or a tougher larger one. Different shapes.Before the attack on the refugee processing station it looked like the priority was going to be putting up a platform at the back door of the Run. Some things have changed since then.Where do you want to put up platforms first and what size are you looking at?
>>43338393>Where do you want to put up platforms first and what size are you looking at?I think putting up a platform at the back door of the Run should still be the priority. The attack on the asteroid station was unfortunate but the other end of the run could be much more problematic than that if we don't shore up defences.Something between a medium and heavy cruiser in size should be able to provide a strongpoint for local forces.After that, six AC-sized stations in a diamond formation around the refugee processing station?After that we'll have to see. Do our allies want some? Would the FA, Ber'helum, or the RH be interested in these stations?>otherWhat about the barge we liberated from those mercenaries?
>>43338393Let's put some small interconnected ones at the other end of the run for right now. Larger and more impressive knee for Rioja followed by larger ones at the other end building on the smaller ones.
>>43338393>Where do you want to put up platforms first and what size are you looking at?Evenly distributed between the back and front door. We want our first lines of defense to be as secure as they can be, even if I think the front door is more exposed than the back. In either case we should take care to fortify Rioja and the Sensor at the back door since those will very likely be strong points from which we can repeal attacksSecondary defensive lines at the Forbearance Yard and Avoubic/FOB so we got a fallback position should shit hit the fan.As for size I am thinking Star Fortress size or Light Cruiser size. Not super big but still reasonably defensive and we should be able to to throw out a decent number of them.
>>43338393those defense modules actually give me an interesting idea.What is the former Forbearance repair yard being used for? Could we use the repair yard's equipment to speed up construction of defense station modules, like a sort of improvised assembly line?If we could produce say half of the pictured station in defense modules (upper half) and then ship them to where they'll be installed, we could probably get more defenses set up faster.
>>43338880>Secondary defensive lines at the Forbearance Yard and AvoubicThose are already heavily fortified but okay.>>43338951>What is the former Forbearance repair yard being used for?Mostly simulations and practice work at the moment. The Super spends more time than it really should getting minor work done when not on exercises.>Could we use the repair yard's equipment to speed up construction of defense station modules, like a sort of improvised assembly line?Possible. >>43338624>Something between a medium and heavy cruiser in size should be able to provide a strongpoint for local forces.Modules are available in different scales. Some are a better fit for up-armoring parts of existing modular stations which is something House Erid did to protect the sections containing shield generators. The ones at Surakeh are a larger scale than you'll be able to quickly build here.
>>43339449Hey, is Clear-Hull HUD a thing?
>>43339449I'd say we're best off going for the smaller, modular-base style defense modules.A mixture of hardened shield generator sections and weapons sections should provide us with the ability to enhance existing modular bases and construct smaller defense stations around other locations.We may also be able to sell some of them to the local RH, subsidizing our own fortification efforts.
>>43339642I guess? I would think most people would find it distracting personally, unless you just mean being able to follow ship icons. Any level of it is available, it's more a question of ease of use. >>43339752>I'd say we're best off going for the smaller, modular-base style defense modules.Any of these close to what you were thinking?>>43338880>Star Fortress size or Light Cruiser sizeI hate to break it to you but despite how grand the name is, they're not very big.
>>43340416>I hate to break it to you but despite how grand the name is, they're not very big.Huh, I was convinced they where a lot bigger. I suppose I will throw support behind the anon that wanted Medium Cruiser sized and larger defense platforms.
>>43340416I was thinking a fairly heavy station at the other end of the run myself. Say something capable of holding its own against a BCRS and A2 on its own.
>>43340416All of those are valid for what I was thinking, really.Though personally I was thinking it might be valid to set up some small-scale versions of the defense 'shelf' configuration that our Surakeh station has. Basically set up halves of it on opposite ends of a modular station, and at a later time you could then turn it into a dedicated war station on its own.Basically, 'here are modules, adapt them to your site as you see fit!'>>43340478>>43340569my concern about a large station is that it will mean deploying the Anchorage to a forward location and the station may not be operational when we are attacked. A station that can hold off a fleet is worthless if the fleet attacks months before it is combat capable.
>>43340478>I suppose I will throw support behind the anon that wanted Medium Cruiser sized and larger defense platforms.Well the smaller circular one will hold off a Medium cruiser if you fit it with plasma weapons.>>43340569>Say something capable of holding its own against a BCRS and A2 on its own.Unsupported that would be difficult.>>43340675>Basically set up halves of it on opposite ends of a modular station, and at a later time you could then turn it into a dedicated war station on its own.Posted in 2 scales.Still not really sure if we're going bigger or smaller at this point. I suspect this will require a survey.
>>43341025>if we're going biggerBIGGER
>>43341025Really I just want to pump out a couple of them that are reasonably large and can be produced fast. We need some fast defenses up before someone takes advantage.
>>43341025Would it be possible to just produce the modules themselves and leave the other houses to establish them how they want?
>>43341229Then you'll want to pick a scale and stick with it to get them out quickly.>>43341274>Would it be possible to just produce the modules themselves and leave the other houses to establish them how they want?I suppose so.Building up a station in the Rioja area will be easier if you're willing to expand upon and fortify the refugee processing center. At the very least it could serve as a starting point then be separated later.[ ] Larger scale modules[ ] Smaller scale modulesThis'll give up a point to start from.
>>43341498[x] Smaller scale modulesDominion style
>>43341498>[x] Smaller scale modules
>>43341498>[ ] Smaller scale modulesGotta stay consistent.
>>43341498>[ ] Smaller scale modulesSmall ones it is
>>43337599I sort of wonder how Sonia would be scored on a psychopath test based on different players perception of the character.Getting down on posts so maybe save that for another time.>>43341569>>43341604>>43341609>>43341704If we're letting House Pantaq or one of the other Barons decide on the design of station (or stations) that will help defend the back door to the Run, it's more a question of how many modules you'll send them before you begin working on the Front. How many are you willing to send them?4-688-121214
>>43341921>I sort of wonder how Sonia would be scored on a psychopath test based on different players perception of the character.Well then... Now I have to do it.>12We will want the backdoor to be secure and safe as can be. Or at lest have strong defenses son that nothing can come in from Bonrah and Ber'helum space. Backdoor has more assets to protect than front door does after all.
>>4334192112 to 'back door'8 to 'front'repeat/add odd 'reserve' cycle?
>>4334192114 for the backdoor. 12 for the front
Looks like you're going to make sure the other end of the Run has 12 modules first. The Anchorage has started materials refining and construction. While that's going on they're relocating to Forbearance station to help set up the yard there to build about 6 modules at a time. Your people will have some paperwork to do once this is all over for the production licenses and the costs to RSS and the House but that can wait. For now it can go on your line of credit and get paid off next year. The Knights and the people they brought with them also made sure to evacuate with some valuable infrastructure. They can build orbital defenses similar to those that were used to defend Helscion Ten. They're Terran mass driver platforms that replaced the spinal mount weapon with a Dominion medium plasma cannon. The design isn't without flaws. The ones you saw in action on the news must have been modified or upgraded after these designs and equipment were evacuated. Their lead engineer believes that they can recreate the upgrades that were lost but this will take some time.Another option might be to equip them with a cheaper LD plasma cannon but with some of the equipment that would have been used on the Medium guns. This will increase range and rate of fire but won't bring it's damage near that of the larger weaponry.[ ] Medium Plasma Cannon gun platforms (Delayed production)[ ] Range boosted LD plasma platforms[ ] Our resources are better used elsewhere (Open to suggestions)
>>43343100Can we start off the production with LD Plasma platforms and then switch over Medium plasma cannon platforms when they have figured out the upgrades? Cause we need the defenses now but Medium Cannons are so freaking devastating, especially towards Mediums and Heavies since using them on anything smaller than Battleships is kind of overkill.
>>43343100>[ ] Range boosted LD plasma platforms
>>43343100I am torn here but I am going to go with quantity over quality for once. Need them now and I just hope that our Mediums and Forbearance will be enough to deal with any Heavy that strays into our territory.[ ] Range boosted LD plasma platforms
Also we're past post 300 now.>>43341921>I sort of wonder how Sonia would be scored on a psychopath test based on different players perception of the character.Getting down on posts so maybe save that for another time.>Score of 13Moderate to minor Psychopathic tendencies. I am not surprised.
>>43343100>[x] Range boosted LD plasma platforms
>>43343100>[ ] Range boosted LD plasma platformsBut can we have them work on the medium plasma cannon upgrade?
Thread archived.>>43343351I only got 11 but maybe I was being overly generous.>>43343204>Can we start off the production with LD Plasma platforms and then switch over Medium plasma cannon platforms when they have figured out the upgrades?>>43343400>But can we have them work on the medium plasma cannon upgrade?Yes, but work on the LD's will slow down R&D on the medium.Range boosted LD equipped platforms will begin construction as soon as possible.Once they begin production do you want to station these platforms around the stations at either end of the Run, around Rioja's modular station, distribute them around Rioja itself, or elsewhere?
>>43343591>[x] Platforms around the stations at either end of the Run
>>43343591At either end of the run stationing one out of three at Rioja. We have to at least be a little impartial with our allies yeah?
Correction, now the thread is archived.Still taking votes. See you whenever I have time to run another game. May put up a survey asking if you want me to run a H&D game next or a side story.
Let's pour all our money into esoteric superweapon research.
>>43344132Thanks for running, TSTG!
We must have finished building that second gunship by now surely? How did that go/is it still around?
>>43343100>[ ] Medium Plasma Cannon gun platforms (Delayed production)I think it's worth the wait.>Still taking votes.Maybe just put this in a survey as well.
>>43341921>Score of 7>No psychopathyThis is kinda hard because the first and second answer seem to be equally valid for most questions. I went with 'happened more than once every 6 months' to go with the middle answer.
>>43344132Thanks for the thread tstg.