The Warspite’s tactical officer gives a brief update, “Admiral, Old Sarge has used all of his Fire and Forget missiles but each of the other pilots still have two left.”
Jackie nods his appreciation. “That’s plenty for this engagement,” he thinks to himself.
(Activation Star Navy 2, Hishen 3 – Star Navy will move first)
Jackie pushes the Push To Talk button “Warspite Actual to Ajax Actual, reduce your speed to 1 cycle and come back to formation.”
“Aye aye,” comes back the confirmation.
Jackie pushes the button again, “All fighters this is Warspite Actual, engage the enemy small craft with extreme aggression. Reinforcements are on the way but we can’t afford to lose another capital ship.”
Apollo takes tactical command, “Everyone except The Addict, get into visual range asap and dogfight these bastards. Addict use your Fire and Forget missiles to back us up but only come in and dogfight if you see an opportunity to end one of these mothers quick. Your air frame probably won’t be able to take another hit.”
Hinton knows the risks, he knows he’s not in formation with any of his squadron, but he also knows he’s in the best position to initiate the attack. He pushes forward the throttle and accelerates to 5 cycles and heads towards the enemy.
As he comes into visual range all hell breaks loose.
One of the X Wing pilots is the first to react. He successfully attempts the Reversal manoeuvre and moves forward at his current velocity of 3 cycles and makes a 180 degree turn. Whilst the X Wing pilot cannot fire on Hinton (out of gun range) he has put himself in a good position.
The pilot in the X Wing with the dark grey ship acts next. He barrel rolls towards Hinton, side slipping his craft as he goes and rubbing off speed so as to not over shoot his target (but as he does he brings Colgar6 In Sight and dogfighting range).
As the X Wing pilot fires, Hinton yells out on the ham, “I recognise those markings. That’s Skywalker we’re up against.”
The X Wing pilot pulls the trigger firing a deadly barrage of eight Pulse Cannon rounds. Four are on target but two are defeated by Hinton’s shields. The remaining two smash through the cockpit, killing Hinton and detonating his craft.