My old friend Matt stopped by for a game last night on his way to visit family. I invited Adam to attend as well and I setup a scene from the Cardassian Border wars for us to play. For this game we would be fighting over the hotly contested system of Minos Korva with roughly equal forces.
The forces available to Starfleet were as follows:
USS Kodiak (Steamrunner Class Light Cruiser)
USS Iberia (Challenger Class Light Cruiser)
USS Dakota (Cheyenne Class Frigate)
USS Herbert (New Orleans Class Frigate)
USS Thefel (New Orleans Class Frigate)
USS Mjolnir (Norway Class Destroyer)
USS Pompey (Springfield Class Frigate - Torpedo Pod Loaded)
USS Sixx (Saber Class Scout)
The forces available to the Cardassians were as follows:
CDS Gadacz (Galor Class Cruiser Type 3)
CDS Kraxon (Galor Class Cruiser Type 3)
CDS Bralek (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Kenzha (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Moddan (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Parn (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Rekleen (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Terak (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Vetar (Galor Class Cruiser Type 2)
CDS Irathrane (Lakat Class Destroyer Type 1)
CDS Otheon (Lakat Class Destroyer Type 1)
CDS Vermarn (Lakat Class Destroyer Type 1)
Adam chose to play Starfleet while Matt and I split up the Cardassians. As per the rules we began rolling off to deploy squadrons onto the table using the Command Quality of our respective flagships. Unfortunately for Starfleet the Cardassian admiral was a professional (D4 vs D2) and a series of rolls later, Adam was forced to deploy the entire Starfleet force first. Naturally, the Cardassians were deployed to make the best of this advantage.
I have to give credit to Adam for attempting such a bold maneuver. He used his flagship as a very tempting bait to pull the Cardassian fleet out of position. Had we fallen for it the game would have been very interesting. Had his flagship jumped far enough the game would have at least been an even affair. Don't think you shouldn't try such things again, Adam, fortune favors the bold!
Thank you to Matt and Adam for a fun yet odd game.
The rules we used can be found here: http://metaverse.battlespacepublishing.ca/
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