Wednesday, 21 February 2018

5150 Campaign – S2c – Reconnaissance Mission



The two Y Wings and the X Wing fire their torpedoes at the Achilles. As the missiles thunder towards the warship it turns towards the incoming torpedoes and snap fires all anti aircraft batteries at the three threats. Anti aircraft rounds rain upon the missiles hitting two of them but only destroying one.
The remaining torpedoes hit Achilles damaging her engine and breaching her hull. The ship’s hull is torn open and pressure is lost as part of the crew are killed by the loss of atmosphere (crew Rep is reduced by 1). As the engine starts to fail, the her speed slows as she loses momentum (reduce speed by 1 to 0). Klaxons ring out, calling for all repair crews to the engine bays. The hull won’t be able to be fixed until the ship is out of combat but the crew can fix the engines.
The Formidable releases two long range torpedoes towards the Achilles, hoping to finish off the stricken ship.
The unconscious pilot of the X Wing regains consciousness. 
[Activation: Star Navy 3, Hishin 2 – Hishin move first]
The two independent X Wings accelerate to 5 cycles and head straight towards Achilles.
Formidable increases its velocity to 2 cycles and moves straight towards the Star Navy Fleet.
The previously unconscious pilot accelerates to 5 cycles and moves directly forward away from the fleet and its anti aircraft batteries.
The Corvette Scipion accelerates to 2.5 cycles and continues on its course towards the Star Navy.
The Y Wings deaccelerate to 2 cycles and maintain their attack approach on Achilles.
Formidable’s torpedoes thunder towards Achilles. Achilles’ Capitan shouts for evasive action but the damaged ship reacts too late. The anti aircraft batteries do not have time to fire and the missiles slam into the side of the stricken ship. The engine is hit once more and the effect of the explosion reverberate through out the cruiser and breech the hull once again. The ship explodes into a million pieces, killing the crew and ripping a massive gap in the defensive ring for Warspite. 
Having fired its torpedo, the remaining X Wing deaccelerates to 2 cycles, moves forward 1 cycle, turns 1 aspect to port and moves 1 more cycle forward.
The gutsy pilot has moved into visual range (5 inches) of Old Sarge, the Addict and Hinton. They’ll now all dogfight.

10 comments:

  1. Well - that could have gone better.

    Do the X and Y wings have more torpedoes or are they a one shot weapon?

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    1. Post the battle report I'll write a little few bits and bobs on the game including a comparison between the fighters but in short no and yes. The X Wings had 1 torp each and the Y Wings have 3. The Vipers have 3 Fire and Forget missiles (only good against fighters, no good against capital ships).

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  2. Oops - whoever "counted 'em out", ain't going to be counting 'em all back in again! RIP Achilles.

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    1. It's a bad loss. I was shocked. That's a big loss of capability to the task force. I really wasn't expecting it.

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  3. The defending fighters aren't doing their jobs properly, I think! Those torpedo bombers should have been taken out before they could launch, or at least disrupted so that they couldn't make a coordinated attack.

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    1. I know right!!! Jeez there will be some stern discussions back in the ops room. Should have we put the CAP further out? Should we have been more aggressive in the intercept? So many questions to be asked.....if we make it.

      And the worse of it is, this is just the first mission.

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  4. Losing the Achilles was a massive blow. Sure there will be recriminations and discussions about what went wrong but the important thing is to learn from your mistakes. This did not go how I imagined it would, which is nearly always a good thing.

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    1. You are right. There will be plenty of time after the action for those not involved in it to study in depth and make long and lengthy determinations on what should have been done. But those present on the battle field only had seconds to act.

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  5. It's a bit like the dreasnoufht at the start of the last Jedi: "we should have launched our fighters 5 minutes ago....." a bit similar to the Japanese at Medway.

    Good luck to the rest of the task force....those missiles bite hard!

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  6. It's a big hit to the task force that's for sure. I'm starting to think we should have had a bigger CAP at the start.

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