Admiral Greer is sitting in his command center
reviewing battle damage reports, military production reports
and assessments of fleet strengths and readiness. The year
is 457, and although we have a workable plan, we are still
losing this war. During the last period of peace between us
and the Auarhciniala we colonized nearly a dozen worlds, while
they concentrated strictly on building up their military force
and developing their existing colonies. I can only thank god
that we saw fit to do that. Our new colonies in the Meklar
sector are flourishing and before long they will be able to
start producing new warships to add to our fleet. Without
those worlds to make up for our losses now, I believe we would
lose the war entirely.
Now that we are taking the offensive once more my hope is
that we will be able to reduce the industrial capacity of
the gas bags to the point where we can begin keeping up with
their military production. If we can achieve that, then we
will be well on our way to turning the tide and gaining a
bit of retribution. My problem now is how do we continue to
build up our own military production when every shipyard we
have is dedicated to building war ships? If I can not build
new colony ships then we will not be able to effectively increase
our industrial base.
Now it is time to begin our advance on the gas bag worlds!
Greer then orders 2 armies and a carrier armada out of reserve.
He places the two armies in the Algol-A system and the carrier
armada in Joseki to boost their defenses. Then the Battle
for Algol-A I begins. The gas bag space born defenses are
destroyed without a loss on our side and then our two armies
land to take the world. This when disaster strikes! The enemies
ground defenses repulsed our attack with heavy losses. Angry
at this loss Admiral Greer order the colony raised so that
the fleet can continue of its course and advance on the next
Later that same year word arrives that our colonies of Girtab
I and Merkent III are destroyed by enemy bombardment. We are
finally advancing, but our losses in colonies continue to
In 458 Greer pulls three more armies from reserve at Algol-A
for our advance on Mu Veloru. However, our enemy now seem
to be responding to our new strategy as a large enemy fleet
appears over Mu Veloru and attacks Mu Veloru V. We lose this
battle and another battle at Merkent and then our colonies
of Muveloru V and Merkent I are bombed out of existence.
With the Auarhciniala positioning a battle fleet at Mu Veloru,
they now have a battle fleet near our core systems once again.
Seeing the danger Admiral Greer orders the defenders of Waage
to assault the gas bag colony at Mu Veloru and destroy the
enemy fleet located there. It will take two years for our
fleet to arrive and relieve our two remaining colonies in
this system. The next year, 459, there are two more battles
resulting in losses to our side. We then lose the colonies
of Mu Veloru II and Jataka I.
Finally in 460 the Defenders of Waage arrive in Mu Veloru
and a large battle is fought against the gas bag invaders.
Once again, the Defenders score another major victory destroying
10 armadas with 153 ships while losing only 16 of their own
ships, sadly including every transport assigned to conquer
the colony. With one armada being weakened below 50% fighting
strength, Admiral Greer orders the armada disbanded. As soon
as the defenders are free of the original battle, they bomb
the enemy colony in Mu Veloru and nearly eradicate the entire
colony. Happy with the progress the defenders are making,
Greer can only shake his head in disgust when he reads a report
that our forces suffered a defeat in the Tardig system.
I knew this would be hard when we started down this road.
But damn it! Why do they have to be so damn efficient about
destroying our frontier?!?! Once we get rolling, payback is
going to be HELL!