Adam contacted me earlier this week and proposed a game on Friday at our friendly neighborhood gaming store. Agreeing to the game, Adam then told me the details. The game would take place in 2343, two decades before the next generation, along the edge of Klingon space. Remember that this is before the battle of Narendra III so the Klingons have been stirring up quite a lot of trouble. Adam would command a group of Starfleet ships sent to investigate Klingon marauders along the border. I was told to bring an equivalent force of Klingons. To make this game interesting we decided to have the cloaked Klingon ships be represented by tokens such that Adam would have to guess as to my exact fleet makeup.
Adam's Starfleet force consisted of the following:
Excelsior Class Explorer Beta Model - USS Hestia
Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser Beta Model - USS Nero
Constellation Class Cruiser Beta Model - USS Cassiopeia
Soyuz Class Monitor Alpha Model - USS Gagarin
Miranda Class Destroyer Beta Model - USS Renown
Miranda Class Destroyer Beta Model - USS Redoubt
Miranda Class Destroyer Beta Model - USS Resolute
Miranda Class Destroyer Delta Model - USS Cardiff (Saratoga Variant, Counter-Cloak)
Prospero Class Destroyer Alpha Model - USS Coyote (Miranda Variant with 4 Nacelles)
Tempest Class Destroyer Alpha Model - USS Montreal (Miranda Variant with 2 Torpedo Pods)
My Klingon force consisted of the following:
2xB'Rel Class Cruisers D1 Model
6xK'Tinga Class Light Cruisers D9 Model
12xD'Gavama Class Scout D10 Model (Standard Bird of Prey)
At this point the Klingon heavy units on the left flank (2xB'Rel Class Cruisers, 4xK'Tinga Class Light Cruiser) de-cloaked and began to fire on the USS Hestia (Excelsior Class Explorer). First came torpedo volleys from the K'Tingas crashing against the forward shields, already weakened from the Birds of Prey. In short order the forward shields had collapsed, scorched hull panels across the saucer section indicating hull damage. Next came the torpedoes of the B'Rel Class Cruiser, the other B'Rel had her sensors knocked out earlier. Crashing into the hull of the saucer, duranium hull plating and tritanium bracers were tossed into space as matter met anti-matter. As the last torpedo landed, the saucer section was a twisted wreck of blackened metal and sparking circuits. Unwilling to show any mercy, the B'Rel then fired her disruptor cannons into the secondary hull of the Excelsior piercing holes through and through, sucking men and material into the black.
Adam reacted to the departure of the Excelsior in the only way he knew how. I think he believes the little pieces of resin can understand sign language. With the flagship gone the rest of his fleet was required to make morale checks as well. In an amazing series of rolls Adam managed to fail seven of nine checks leaving only two ships to prosecute the battle further.
The rules we used can be found here: http://metaverse.battlespacepublishing.ca/
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