Haven´t played game for while but today i decided to give it some run, continue in my campaing and testing new classes. Both side now have light,medium and heavy fighters/bombers as well as range of Capships.
so we left our campaing where few pilots has been rescued and squigs were heavily beaten. Now few weeks later Viper and Anubis are conducting patrol mission
Mission layout was simple - patrol few asteroids and two dust clouds, Viper and Anubis flew their Arrow light fighters. 3 PEFs we´re generated two in far side of mission area one in the middle.
Viper: "This is Alpha flight, entering mission area now picking up three bogies! closing on waypoint one."
Tarawa actual:"Tarawa actual, you are weapons free, godspeed"
Viper: "Damn EWS detected us, wing of Lyco light fighters closing fast, we cant evade engaging!"
The mission went SNAFU from beginning at first activation i roll random event - spy sattelite so wing of Thr´engi light fighters appeared and close on Terran fighters, first but not last dogfight begun
Terran fighters gain the upperhand and engaged first, Anubis hit the enemy fighter pentrating hull, but squid remained in game, Viper hitted second fighter two times destroying his shield subsystem and damagining hull. now the squid returned fire, blewing Anubis, alien fighters then tried to outmaneover single fighter but they failed , Viper launched his rockets taking fighter down, second fighter tried perform yaw turn but failed. In second strafe Viper knocked off pilot and then return to patrol path
Viper: "Alpha 1 here! Enemy activity much larger than we though, Anubis is gone, i read no life pod, pressumed KIA"
Tarawa Actual: " Roger Alpha proceed with mission"
Viper: "IFF confrimed! two Teuthide medium fighters evading!"
First PEF was ghost siginal but second was two medium fighters, and Viper decided to make run around nebula to hit third waypoint, his arrow was way faster than Teuthides but he cannot outmached them in fair fight.
And Squid Lyco wing appeared just in near waypoint, and our hero was now outnumbered 4:1, there was no way how he can complete mission without be drawn into fight with squid and most propably will be destroyed in process, but still Viper decided to break through Lycos and then somehow hit the Teuthides hard.
Viper: "More squids picking up two Lycos in my fly path....."
Tarawa actual: "Break,Break disengage and RTB Viper!"
Viper: "Additional contacts! wait a minute.... picking up Alliance transponders!"
Hotshot: "This is Echo Flight from ANS Paris, looks like you could use hand"
Viper: "Glad to see you Hellcats, lets pop some squids!"
Tarawa actual: First order negative, proceed we are now dispatching SAR flight
The Alliance managed to reach second way point, but new Thr´engi wing arrived group of Teuthides joined the battle.
Hotshot: "Echo 1 to Alpha proceed to your final waypoint, we deal with these guys"
Viper: "Roger that, thanks for assist Hotshot"
Hotshot: " It was pleasure sir"
Viper make run for final waypoint while Hell cats engaged the Teuthides, ripping appart the first fighter second fighter survived and returned fire but without effect. Breakdown make second pass and blew him by obliterting his engines which explodes riping appart enemy fighter
Another succesfull mission, no improve in campaing but good game next mission will defense (i rolled on my table so every mission is generic instead of table)