23/09/2017 at 04:40 #26694Leonard HallParticipant
THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
TERRAN STELLAR NAVY
RECORD, ANALYZE, REPORT, ACT
SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL THREE
BRIDGE OFFICERS AND INTELLIGENCE STAFF EYES ONLY
OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING FOLLOWS….
CIC received an alarm call from a N’tani detachment transiting Atlantis from the TItan gate to the Waypoint 60 gate. Anomalous comms traffic matched previous SIGINT for USF. The Division rendezvoused with them and found heavy Unukalhai fleets and a Griffzungenschwert superdreadnought deploying from dense nebulae. In a spirited engagement these fleets were defeated despite significant confusion when incompatibility with the N’tani comms systems took Leon station offline and when several pods of space whales entered the sector pursued by Torgoth hunters and an Arvonian cruise liner and escort.
Next, the 4LD was mobilized to intercept an invasion of Kralien forces into the Volantis system. Upon entering the system, a few Kralien ships were identified as refugee transports. They were apprehended and submitted to our authority, but more Kralien ships came through the gate, and many of them were hostile. Some of the fleeing Kralien vessels had extremely unstable hazardous cargo aboard and three of them self-destructed, causing a significant danger to shipping. One of the ships initially claiming refugee status later revealed false colours and turned on genuine refugees. Once the hostile Kraliens were defeated, the Division responded to confusing alarm transmissions and returned to Promethean, which was under attack by Caltrons. The Caltrons were eliminated without any damage to the sector’s infrastructure.
…OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING ENDS
CURRENT FLEET INTELLIGENCE:
The USF forces encountered in Atlantis do not fully account for the tally retrieved from their base in Arrin.
Lt. Donovan was absent from Lancer’s bridge when she was damaged because he was conducting maintenance and testing on her shuttle. He was able to kill all electronic signature when the shuttle was forcibly undocked in the firefight. Analysis of the passive data collection he was able to capture reveals that the Kralien forces being staged are organized into two separate chains of command.
The latest Zolmari recruits, though still in shock from their narrow escape, report that widespread unrest occurred shortly after the Kralien expedition to Hjorden. Minor theological differences erupted into fanatical sectarianism causing widespread disruption of both military discipline and civilian safety. More uncontrolled migration may be expected unless the effects abate. Some refugees, former members of High-Commander Zolmara’s staff, supplied authentication keys that will assist in weeding out future false flags.
Continue to be vigilant for undisciplined border transgressions from Kralien space. Traffic needs to be analysed carefully for vulnerable populations, surrenders should be offered wherever possible to leverage future factionalism and surrendered ships should be kept as widely separated as possible.
As the need for auxiliary combat units continues to rise, TSNCOM is recommending further trainsims in the usage, deployment, and coordination of In-System Security police units, System Government patrol craft, and 3RESFLT non-warp-capable Destroyers. To follow is a rough description of auxiliary sector defenses and their capabilities. All Officers should familiarize themselves with this information, but especially Comms Officers and COs, who will need to direct such forces during an engagement.
Patrol Boat: The humble Patrol Boat is a staple of System Governments and the ISS. It is an ultralight vessel, designed for atmospheric and near-orbit duties, but is also often used at stations as a QRF unit. It is armed with three very light beams, and is of little threat to even light Kralien fleets, but can tie up enemy forces with its high speed. Its shielding, however, is nearly nonexistent.
Escort: The Escort is a ship often fielded by the ISS and “rent-a-cop” security companies for merchant protection. True to its name it is most effective on the defense, and can hold its own against inbound invaders, at least for a decent time. It is armed with two mid-range beams, and its shields are actually fairly weak, but it is a match for single enemy combatants and, being fairly cheap, can be deployed in respectable numbers.
Corvette: The Corvette is a fast response craft fielded by the TSN 3RESFLT and the ISS, and also in the control of more prosperous System Governments. The Corvette mounts shields on par with Navy line vessels and maneuvers at a respectable speed for its internal bulk. Its firepower is lacking, as it is armed with two light beams, and due to the small size of the ship its power core cannot accommodate heavier weaponry without sacrificing shields. Nonetheless it is a match for enemy forces and permits respectable flexibility in deployment.
Destroyer: The TSN Destroyer is a heavy hitting patrol vessel fielded exclusively by the 3RESFLT. While often seen alongside ISS vessels this is a detached assignment seen in systems with especially busy (and often raided) trade lanes. The Destroyer mounts impressive shielding, tending to exceed the shields mounted on line cruisers, although not fitting a warp rig like TSN line vessels. While usually slower in comparison to other auxiliary craft, the TSN Destroyer is equipped with potent, rapid-firing beams that allow it to definitively overpower similarly fitted opposition.
It is also worth noting that militarized starbases (Deep Space Bases, Command Bases, sections of Fortress Bases, and enemy starbases) are armed with 360 degree beamer turrets, which can permit these installations to engage incoming craft. While this is no replacement for immediate intervention, it can defeat lone enemy ships or lone inbound drones.
Typical TSN protocol for deploying auxiliary units involves designating one or more dedicated Comms Officers as “Senior” Communications Officers, whose job is then to organize the auxiliary combat units within their AO to respond to inbound incursions. Usually the SCO will designate an auxiliary craft as a battlegroup lead, and have other vessels form on this leader. The leader is then issued all movement commands and attack orders, while the escorts will defend the battlegroup lead without further input from Comms.23/09/2017 at 07:23 #26713XavierKeymaster
//excellennt job on this. Great information about the allied vessels. I might copy it onto the aporopriate web pages for future reference.
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