Star Trek FIRST LOOK: Halik Raider for Attack Wing Wave 20

More exclusive reveals from StarTrek.com.  They have an exclusive First Look at the Kazon vessel, Halik Raider, available this month for Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave 20.

The Halik Raider was first seen in the Voyager episode Dreadnought where treacherous members of Voyagers crew in league with Seska were transmitting details of a powerful Cardassian weapon stolen and used by the Maquis back in the Alpha Quadrant.  The crew surmise that upon investigating a debris field in the Delta Quadrant it would take a very powerful weapon to cause so much damage to the duritanium-hulled unmanned probe. Upon investigation, Commander Chakotay and Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres find that a powerful Cardassian weapon caused the destruction. Captain Kathryn Janeway asks if Seska could be involved but Torres reveals that she herself was responsible.

Source: Star Trek FIRST LOOK: Halik Raider for Attack Wing Wave 20

STAW Feds vs Cardassians @ NAGA (06-05-15)

It was good to get back into the geek saddle tonight and catch up with the guys at NAGA again.  It was also good to see new members coming along and getting involved.

I wasn’t sure what I’d be doing as I had nothing explicitly planned.  When I arrived everyone seemed to be busy and there were a couple of offers, to join a boardgame involving zombies or play Josh at Attack Wing.  I took Josh’s offer and threw together something quick and dirty to take him on.  I went with a 100pt Triple Enterprise build:-

USS Enterprise-E (32)
Mr. Spock (4)
Ship SP: 36

U.S.S Enterprise-D (28)
Jean-Luc Picard (6)
Ship SP: 34

U.S.S Enterprise (22)
Kathryn Janeway (5)
Pavel Chekov (3)
Ship SP: 30

I’d never played this and wasn’t really sure how it would fare against what I thought might be a tried and tested Dominion build run by Josh:

Reklar (26)
Sar (1)
Amat’Igan (3)
Ship SP: 30

Assimilated Vessel 64758 (30)
Gul Dukat (6)
Ship SP: 36

Cardassian Galor Class (28)
Gul Macet (3)
Aft Weapons Array (4)
Ship SP: 35

Sadly we never grabbed any pictures but early rounds both sides traded strikes against one another and I attempted to alpha-strike the Reklar with a barrage of attacks from my Enterprises.  Due to the ridiculous amount of defense dice it had all I managed to do was strip it of its shields.  Josh was planning on doing the same as his trio of Cardassian ships focus fired Spock’s Enterprise-E into tiny shards of debris.  First blood to the Cardassians!

With the two fleets having now passed one another it was time to come about.  Josh had an Aft Weapons Array so carried the ability to fire 360 from Gul Macets Assimilated Galor.  Rather than miss an opportunity I reversed my Enterprise D and Picard used the ships ability to fire first hoping to damage the Cardassian vessel.  It would seem both the dice gods and superior planning build wise were with Josh as the Enterprises attack was largely ineffective and left it vulnerable to a return attack.  This opportunity was duly taken and more shields were stripped from Picards ship.

As both fleets slowly turned only the 180 degree front arc ships had any sort of shot on one another and Janeway with her double Battlestation tokens became the hero of my day as despite low attack dice she managed to reduce both of Josh’s other two ships to zero shields.  Dukats Assimiliated Vessel applied more hurt to Picard who couldn;t return fire as more shields were taken from the Enterprise D and some hull damage.

With only two of Josh’s ships able to fire I needed to dispatch one of his vessels this round or it could see the end of the Enterprise.  Focus firing on Dukats lead vessel the combined firepower of both Enterprises was sufficient enough to remove the Cardassian ship but at a great cost.  Josh had Target Locks on Picards Enterprise and Battlestations so this next round of firing would determine if I stood a chance or not to recover.  Given I only had a single evade dice the odds were not favourable.  Everything was dependant on Josh fluffing multiple rolls.  Josh rolled excellently, as he had been all night and hit the big ship five times.   I couldn’t achieve any roll that would save my ship so Picard crashed and burnt leaving Janeway to take the fight to the spoonheaded Cardassians.

Even with initiative it was a daunting task.  I couldn’t follow his ship as it had a Aft Weapons Array and with their 180 degree arcs they had double coverage on Janeways Tinyprise.  I figured it was a guts or glory move to try and get close and destroy Gul Macets rearward firing Galor.  If I could remove that I may stand a slim chance.  I maneuvered in to position, took a double Battlestations action, one for offence and one for defence.  It was all or nothing.  I had four dice and needed three hits.  The roll was ok, two hits and two BS.  I converted the Battlestations into hits.  I’d done everything I could.  Now yet again I was relying on Josh to roll badly.  One evade dice and a BS token on his ship.  Anything but an Evade would see the ship destroyed.  Josh rolled……..a Battlestations!!!!!  AAaaarrgghhhh……his vessel was saved and left Janeways ship facing two attacks with no shields left.  As was expected both lower skill Cardassian captains brought weapons to bear and fired.  Gul Macet rolled a huge 6 dice from close but couldnt finish the job scoring 3 hits after I’d negated one with a converted BS roll of my Defence die.  Sar was left and took the shot destroying the sole remaining Hull point.

A good game was had despite the loss.  I learnt lessons and had a good time.  Well played Josh!  I really like that build!

We chatted and chewed the fat about running a campaign which may see the light later in the year.  Who knows.  It was good to play again and now I need to concentrate on building a fleet for Young’s Hobbies The Collective OP3 event on Sunday.

The Collective OP2: The Battle for Wolf 359 @ Escape Games (29-03-2015)

Final Standings after 3 rounds of hard fought Star trek Attack Wing.

Final Standings after 3 rounds of hard fought Star trek Attack Wing.

Score on the board after Round 1.

Score on the board after Round 1.

Scores from Round 2.

Scores from Round 2.

Going into round 3 all players had everything to play for.  It was either Tris using my Keldons or Orky Dan with his Dominion for 1st place.  Orky Dan takes it.

Going into round 3 all players had everything to play for. It was either Tris using my Keldons or Orky Dan with his Dominion for 1st place. Orky Dan takes it.

Today in conjunction with Young’s Hobbies we ran the Star Trek Attack Wing: The Collective OP2 event “The Battle for Wolf 359” at Escape Games. Both Hairy Gamers participated. We both placed top 3, Hairy Gamer Tris 2nd and me 3rd. Our builds were as follows:-

Tris’ borrowed Triple Keldons:-

Resource: Fleet Captain Independent (Klingon) (5)

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Gul Dukat (5)
FleetCaptain (0)
Unnecessary Bloodshed (0)
Boheeka (1)
Ship SP: 30

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Gul Danar (2)
Amat’Igan (2)
Ship SP: 28

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Luaran (2)
Seskal (1)
Ship SP: 27

Blind Booster: Gavroche (22)
Michael Eddington (4)
Lon Suder (2)
Sakonna (2)
Ship SP: 30

Total Fleet: 120pts

Jase’s Fed/Borg Officer Exchange:-

Resource: Officer Exchange Program (Federation) (0)

Borg Sphere (38)
Jean-Luc Picard (5)
Elizabeth Shelby (2)
Ship SP: 45

Queen Vessel Prime (42)
Mr. Spock (3)
Ship SP: 47

Blind Booster: Gavroche (22)
Michael Eddington (4)
Lon Suder (2)
Sakonna (2)
Ship SP: 30

Total Fleet: 120pts

All in all a good day was had and congratulations to Daniel Thomas who won and Ashton Batchelor (who picked up the Fellowship award). A good showing for my builds as they placed 2 and 3. Onwards and upwards onto The Collective OP3 “The Battle of Sector 001”.

We couldn’t get any pictures at all as we were both playing and we never got the chance.  The games were frantic and played at quite a pace when players weren’t intentionally slowing the pace and not getting their own way.

Some snarky comments were made about how “the only reason some players win is because they have all the cards and can therefore pick from better available ships and upgrades!”……erm no actually.  I volunteer at that store and despite paying exactly the same as every other player to play I never take a prize and in fact donated my prize from OP1 to another player.  Also every card I played today was commercially available and was owned by at least two other players at that event.

Resistance is Futile…except to Nigel Thomas’ Borg who narrowly defeated me.  LOL

Jase

Mancave Superbowl Sunday (01-02-2015) – Part 2

In the second part of the Mancaves Superbowl and Gaming extravaganza Tris and I were joined by Derek.  We decided to play a three way basic Star Trek Attack Wing game.  Previously I’d created 99pt fleets for use for beginners so we decided to use them.  Derek would be fielding my “go-to” Dominion build:-

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Gul Dukat (5)
Boheeka (2)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Ship SP: 34

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Gul Danar (2)
Glinn Telle (3)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Shroud (1)
Ship SP: 33

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Sar (1)
Seskal (4)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Ship SP: 32

Total Build SP: 99

Tris would be playing Federation:-

U.S.S Enterprise-D (28)
Jean-Luc Picard (6)
Ship SP: 34

USS Voyager (30)
Kathryn Janeway (5)
Ship SP: 35

U.S.S. Defiant (24)
Benjamin Sisko (4)
Positron Beam (2)
Ship SP: 30

Total Build SP: 99

I would be a Mirror Universe fleet:-

ISS Defiant (26)
Miles O’Brien (3)
Rebellion (5)
Jadzia Dax (2)
Tasha Yar (2)
Quantum Torpedoes (5)
Quantum Torpedoes (5)
Cloaking Device (4)
Ship SP: 52

USS Enterprise-D (28)
Benjamin Sisko (2)
Indy Rom Fleet Captain (5)
Strafing Run (0)
Julian Bashir (2)
Jennifer Sisko (3)
Tactical Officer (3)
Aft Phaser Emitter (0)
Aft Phaser Emitter (0)
Aft Phaser Emitter (0)
Aft Phaser Emitter (0)
Aft Phaser Emitter (0)
Aft Phaser Emitter (0)
Cloaking Device (4)
Ship SP: 42

Total Build SP: 99

The game would be played on the same GaleForce9 gaming mat by girls got me for X-mas.  Instead of the asteroids of Star Wars X-Wing we fielded three planetary tokens and deployed our fleets in “opposite” corners.

Early rounds both Mirror Universe ships cloaked and headed for the centre of the map.  The Federation split their ships with Janeways Voyager and Siskos Defiant arcing round one planet to hit the MU fleet in the flank and the Enterprise of Picard going the other way to meet them head on.  The Dominion also split its forces with Gul Dukat heading to face Picard and the Mirror Universe fleet in the centre as Sar and Gul Danars Keldons took a wide route to engage the other Federation ships and the rear arcs of the Mirror Universe ships.

Some early firing from the mid skill captains stripped the shields from both Dukats and Sars ships.  Sars crewman Seskal would now be effective as Sars Keldon unleashed an 8 dice primary attack into the rear of the MU Enteprise leaving it limping towards Picard and Dukat.  It wouldnt survive another round.

Firing from both Picard and Dukat finished off the Mirror Universe Enterprise before both ships turned their attentions to one another.

Picard chose to fire upon Dukat damaging the hull of his ship before Dukat returned fire and stripped the shields from the Federation vessel.  Janeway and Sisko jousted with Sar and Damar and both sides trading shields and hull points in a tense and tight battle.  Having previously Target Locked Dukat’s Cardassian vessel Smiley O’Briens ISS Defiant fired its payload of Quantum Torpedos into the side of Dukats vessel destroying it.

Once the smoke and debris had cleared O’Brien had escaped and began to repair shields and hull ready to return into the fray.  The Keldons of Sar and Danar had passed the Voyager and Siskos Defiant.  Janeway had norrowly avoided crashing into a planet and began the slow arc round to meet the Cardassians as she passed through the planets.  Sisko took a detour to engage elsewhere in the map.

Janeway eventually faced off against the twin Keldons on Sar and Danar.  Firing first she took the shields down for one of the vessels before the combined firepower of both Keldons tore her ships to pieces.  Picard rejoined the battle hitting the Keldons in their left flank as he engaged from between the two planets.  With initiative and superior poistioning Picards firing destroyed Sars vessel.  In response Danar fired upon the Enterprise and destroyed it.

Now the only ships left were Danars Keldon, Siskos Defiant and O’Briens Mirror Defiant.

The faster Keldon was able to traverse the map quicker and re-engage as O’Briens Defiant got caught in the arc of the ship.  Some deft maneuvering by O’Brien jinked his ship into the rear arc of the Dominion ship with its Dorsal Weapons disabled.  Before O’Brien could fire Sisko moved into arc behind the Mirror Universe Defiant and fired from close.  With no evasive response to Siskos firing the ISS Defiant went down in an explosion of anti-matter.  Before it was done in one last act of rebellion Tactical Officer Tasha Yar fired upon Danars vessel cripping the Keldon and leaving it easy prey for Sisko to finish it off.

The Keldon of Danar engaged its warp and attempted to outrun the Federations vessel but an excellent display of long range shooting saw the Cardassian ship destroyed.

Victory for Tris’ Federation fleet.

Another great game at the Mancave.

STAW 7: De-Generations aka A New Source of Dilithium (NAGA @ 21-01-15)

Tonights outing at STAW saw a variation on the Scenario in the Starter Set Rulebook “A New Source of Dilithium”.

Rumors of a new planet harboring dilithium crystals reach the ears of the Federation, as well as the Klingon and Romulan Empires.  So rich is the new source that it threatens to provoke open war from the Romulan Empire, and even threatens the Khitomer Accords between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.

Three Player Scenario, standard three player set up.  Recommended: Federation/Klingon/Romulan.

Each Player recieves 40 Squad Points and must includ at least one CREW Uprgade.

Be the first player to obtain three Mission Tokens and warp out by returning to your starting point OR eliminate all opposing ships.

The scenario is intended for 3 players with one ship each (from the starter box) but we had decided to run it with 4, increase the points limit from the scenario standard 40pts per fleet/ship to 80pt fleets with no ship more that 50pts ( as per the WK Suggested Tournament Format) and make it Ship Pure.

There were some special actions available to ships to enable them to drop Away Teams to gather the Dilithium resources from the Scenario:-

When a ship is within Range 1 of the Planet, it gains the following Actions

ACTION: If your ship is not cloaked, disable all shields and disable your captain and one crew upgrade..  They are now considered your Away Team on the Planet and cannot be re-enable except by using the Action below.

ACTION:  If your ship is not cloaked, disable all shields and re-enable your Away Team.  They are now consider back on board your ship.  Any Mission Tokens on your captain are transferred to your ship.

While on the Planet, members of your Away Team cannot be targetted by any other cards or effects.  Your ship is considered to have a Captain skill of 1.

During any end phase that you have an Away Team on the Planet, take one Mission Token from the Planet and place it on your Captain.

With the scenario set we set about building fleets.  Derek chose a triple Keldon Dominion build, I had a Reman Warbird flanked by two Romulan Science Vessels, Daniel had a pimped out Enterprise-E and a Galaxy Class Starship, Josh flew an Enterprise-NX class and a Intrepid Class.  My exact fleet is as below:-

80pts Rom Pure List v3

Romulan Science Vessel (12)
Romulan Captain (0)
Bochra (2)
Cloaked Mines (2)
Ship SP: 15

Romulan Science Vessel (12)
Romulan Captain (0)
Romulan Pilot (2)
Cloaked Mines (2)
Ship SP: 16

Reman Warbird (36)
Mirok (2)
Indy/Dom FleetCaptain (5)
Adm. Hiren (1)
Parem (1)
Cloaked Mines (2)
Cloaked Mines (2)
Ship SP: 44

Total Build SP: 80

The plan was to advance quickly with my ships and drop mines at range 1 of the planet making it prohibitively difficult for ships to come in drop off crews and orbit without taking damage.  Then all of my ships could dump away teams and mission tokens could be gather quickly.  The nippy Science Vessels made dropping mines easy and the fast strong Reman Warbird made dealing with ships once they’d deposited Away Teams easy because I’d have a firing advantage after my away team went planetside as Admiral Hiren would take over captaincy and have Initiative in the Attack Phase.  With a plan in place we set-up.

Each fleet had a corner to deploy in the deployment area was range 2 from the corner in both directions and range 1 deep so an L shape on each corner.

The fleets assemble to race to the planet and gather Dilithium.

The fleets assemble to race to the planet and gather Dilithium.

Turn one was posturing and guesswork as all fleets began their plans.  Dereks Dominion fleet (bottom left) arced towards Joshs Federation fleet (top left).  Joshs Federation fleet arced towards Daniels Federation fleet (top right).  Daniels Federation and my Romulan Fleets (bottom right) raced directly towards the planet forwards.  I had forgotten just how small a 3×3 gaming mat was as before I knew it the ships were in close around the planet making deploying mines a tad difficult.

Both Science Vessels deployed mines at the start of turn 2 from cloak in front of Dereks Dominion and Daniels Federation before J-turning and leaving.  The Reman Warbird dumped its Away Team and flew over the planet.  Derek had managed to put his only Away Team down too.

Derek began using his superior 180 arcs to damage Joshs NX Class.  The two Federation fleets went at it with shots being traded.  Both the Intrepid and Galaxy Class ships taking heavy damage.

Elsewhere some very accurate torpedo fire from Daniels Enterprise-E caused a Warp Core Breach on the Romulan Science Vessel.  Which began to limp away hoping to evade the Federation ship.

So in the End Phase both Derek and I began acquiring Mission tokens.

The Reman Warbird dropped a set of mines to the left of the planet, I had now dropped 3 of my 4 sets in roughly where I wanted getting decent coverage around the planet.  Sadly the Dominion had already managed to place an Away Team the turn before.  Turn three saw the destruction of the Intrepid and Galaxy Classes as the two Federation fleets engaged one another and the Dominion fleet of Gul Dukat, Sar and an uncaptained Keldon arced around the planet and engaged them.

The Reman warbird appeared from behind the planet and began to reign down phaser fire into the rear of Gul Dukats Keldon whilst Luaran and Boheeka hid on the planet.  Choosing Admiral Hiren, who later became Captain Hiren in Miroks absence proved to be an advantage allowing me to destroy the rear Keldon very quickly before it could reply.  Gul Dukat had clearly forgotten his Dorsal Phaser Arrays.  In closing down the Dominion fleet I opened myself up to an attack from the superior firing arcs of the Keldons.  With no sheilds and cloak engaged the resultant phaser fire tore into the unprotected hull of the Reman Warbird.  Had my captain been aboard I would have been able to repair some damage but he was gathering Dilithium and fighting Dominion on the planet.

The Reman Warbird targets the Keldon of Sar  as they pursue the NX Class.  The Enterprise-E pushes through the minefield past the critically damaged Science Vessel to attack its sister ship.

The Reman Warbird targets the Keldon of Sar as they pursue the NX Class. The Enterprise-E pushes through the minefield past the critically damaged Science Vessel to attack its sister ship.

The Romulan Science Vessel was restricted due to some earlier torpedo fire from the Enterprise-E.  It was limping on maneuvering thrusters as the big Federation ship passed through its minefield.  Unable to evade the big ship its only hope was to get in close from the side or rear and try to remove as many shields and hull as possible.  Without arc on the damaged Science Vessel the Enterprise-E turned her phasers on the sister ship which was dead ahead.  Some great firing later and it was blasted to pieces.

The start of turn four saw two away teams on the planet gathering Dilithium and most fleets having lost one ship each, the Science Vessel on without warp being under serious threat from Picards Enterprise-E.  The planet had been mined making it difficult for further Away Teams to be placed.  The Dominion fleet followed the now wounded NX-Class round towards the far side of the planet, where the limping Science Vessel was harrying and harassing the Enterprise-E.  The loss of its Warp Core made out maneuvering the Federation ship difficult and it crashed into the side of the Enteprise.  Once the Enterprise moved away it had range and arc on the little minelayer.

The NX Class attempted to evade the two remaining Dominion ships which were in fast pursuit.  The Reman Warbird was badly placed to attack unless it could turn around quickly so it pulled a J-turn to flip it around and leave it facing the planet and its escape route once it picked up its Away Team.

The Enterprise-E unleashed a devastating salvo of torpedos at the limping Romulan Science Vessel tearing it in two.  Its Romulan crew left floating in the black of space slowly dying.

Concentrated phaser fire with Target Locks and Battlestations from the Dominion ships destroyed the NX-Class whilst the Reman Warbird managed a long range shot at the Keldon closest to the planet in an attempt to destroy it and make it more difficult to retrieve the Dominion Away Team.  Even a long range the Reman ship was able to destroy all the shields of the Keldon and damage its hull.

Turn five saw a tough decision for me, do I lower shields and retrieve my Away Team then race for home under cloak or do I keep shields up and move back over the planet but risk giving the Dominion fleet two turns of firing at me?  I chose the former and collected my Away Team.  The two Dominion ships arced back towards the planet which given their firing arcs gave the damaged Keldon a shot at the now uncloaked, unshielded and damaged Reman Warbird.

The Reman warbird was unable to attack as its 90 degree arc couldn’t be brought to bear on the Keldon.  Had it had arc it could have finished off the Dominion beast before it could reply but sadly the Keldon shot to its side and applied just enough damage to leave the Reman Warbird a floating hulk.

The lone Enterprise-E was now being pursued by the two Keldons.  They closed quickly whilst she navigated around the multiple minefields.  Each field causing minimal damage to the Enteprise but slowly stripping shields away one by one.

The Dominion collected their Away Team and Dilithium and raced for home with only the Federations Enteprise-E to stop them.

Some concentrated torpedo fire by the Enterprise saw Sars support Keldon destroyed as Luaran and Boheeka managed to scrape home.

In the end the winning ship, Luaran and Boheekas Keldon had 1 hull points and no shields remaining whilst Daniels Enterprise-E had 2 hull points and no shields but also no Dilithium.

Great game, great scenario and I shall definitely be looking back through some of the scenarios from the ship expansions to tweak and alter them and make them fit our regular STAW crowd.

Thanks to Derek Maynard, Daniel Ryan and Josh Pemberton.

Star Trek Thursday

So tonight in the Mancave the better half goes out and I get to crack some plastic and punch some tokens.  Luckily a big box of Star Trek Attack Wing ships had arrived yesterday and I had at least five to debox and display.  The most recent additions to the Mancaves display cases were 3 x Assimilated Vessel 64758/Cardassian Galor Class Starship which were prizes from the Resistance is Futile OP3 event and 2 x Tactical Borg Cube 001 which were the Grand Prizes for the entire Resistance is Futile OP Series.

I believe this now takes my collection of ships to 221 ships.

I do love plastic crack, now I need an opportunity to fly some of these beasts against unsuspecting opponents.  Thankfully I think I will be playing STAW at NAGA on Wednesday next week.  Lets get scheming!

STAW 6: The Undiscovered Hidden Klingon Fleet (NAGA @ 07-01-2015)

The first big Star Trek Attack Wing game of the year at NAGA was a very big game indeed with each fleet deploying 150 points Fleet Pure using the “Suggested Rules Format” introduced by Wizkids last year.  It saw Josh Pembertons Romulan Fleet ally itself with my pure Cardassian Dominion Fleet against Owen Cartwrights Klingons and Derek Maynards Mirror Universe.

Due to the size of the game we decided to use a 6×4 gaming mat lengthwise with each fleet deploying at either end.  My Cardassian fleet was as follows and was a tweak and improvement on the basic triple Keldon fleet I’ve been running for recent games.  Given the limitations of the Actions the Fighters can take I wanted to try and use a resource that I’ve seldom used before and with that in mind I went for Advanced Targeting Systems to give each of my ships as much opportunity to modify dice during attacks as possible.  I’ll get the guys to send me their builds to update this thread if I can.

150pt Cardassian Pure with Advanced Targeting Fighters

Cardassian Keldon Class “Legates Fury” (24)
Cardassian Captain (0)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Ship SP: 27

Cardassian Keldon Class “Blood of Cardassia” (24)
Cardassian Captain (0)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Ship SP: 27

Cardassian Keldon Class “Wrath of Terok Nor” (24)
Gul Dukat (5)
Boheeka (2)
Ship SP: 31

Dominion Attack Fighters (20)
Ship SP: 20

Dominion Attack Fighters (20)
Ship SP: 20

Dominion Attack Fighters (20)
Ship SP: 20

Advanced Targeting System (5)

The plan was simple, advance, target lock, attack with superior firing arcs and destroy.

Stardate 07-01-20-15

A joint Obsidian Order/Tal Shiar strike force has been dispatched to investigate strange fluctuating readings in the Nuneaton Prime sector.  Upon arrival in the sector some Klingon ships were seen to be firing tachyon bursts into the nearby star causing it to emit strange readings.  Before further investigation could occur a rift in space tore its way through the suns core and what looked like more Klingon ships emerged.  Monitoring the communications from the safety of their advanced cloak the Romulans determined that whilst the pattern seemed Klingon in origin the ship was in fact far larger than a standard Negh’Var class vessel and was accompanied by two Defiant Class ships and a Galor class vessel.  Having heard enough of this treacherous criminal Garak in his stolen Galor class warship and his allies Dukat dispatched his armada of ships to engage the enemy and bring the traitor Garak to justice by any means necessary.

The Cardassians advanced on the left flank opposing the Mirror Universe fleet whilst the Romulans covered the right flank to halt the advance or escape of the Klingon fleet.  As the Mirror Universe fleet advanced quickly Dukat changed strategy and drove his ships into the planetary system weaving between the three planets, with fighters in support the new plan was to destroy the Klingon fleet and then turn all weapons on the Mirror Universe ships before being home in time for a well earnt glass of Canar.

The Klingons advanced on the Rolumans before being funnelled towards the planets by the careful deployment of Cloaked Mines and as the ships were turned inwards two powerful Keldon class warships were waiting, the “Wrath of Terok Nor” captained by Gul Dukat and the “Legates Fury” lead by an unnamed captain.  With both ships able to maintain multiple Target Locks and Dukats also able to go to Battlestations they made very short work of the lead Klingon vessel, a Vor’cha.  They then quickly turned their weapons on the Somraw which had been lurking at the rear of the Klingon fleet.  Shots were exchanged before the combined Keldons firepower overwhelmed the Klingon ship.  Chang had been driven off course by the Romulan Cloaked Mines and the combined firepower of the Scimitar and Avatar of Tomed destroying it in a single round of combat.

On the right flank of the combined Mirror Universe/Klingon fleet the Mirror Universe ships had left their Klingon allies to face the wrath of the Cardassians and Romulans alone and were slowly maneuvering to flank the fighter support at the rear of the Cardassian Fleet.  The faster Mirror Universe ships raced the fighters and closed the gap first leaving the fighters with a dash between planets to avoid being targetted.  One wing of Fighters did not fare so well with the combined firepower of the Regents Warship and Worfs Defiant able to take shots at long range into the unprotected rear of the fighters.  Excellent piloting and small losses meant the fighters were taking casualties but this only improived their ability to deftly weave amongst the bigger ships and avoid phaser fire.  As thier numbers thinned the superior Captain Skills of the Mirror Universe fleet enabled them to fire first on the Fighters causing even more damage.

Having now dispatched the entire Klingon fleet the remaining Cardassian vessels and disengaged Romulans swept around the planets to engage the rear ships of the Mirror Universe vessels.  The two lead Keldons applying their Advanced Targetting Systems to the two rear most ships, O’Briens Prakesh and Worfs Defiant.

As the Romulan fleet regrouped and prepared to join the assault on the Mirror Universe fleet a wave of reinforcements emerged from where the Klingons had originally deployed.  It seems that a fleet made up of exactly the same classes of ships and very similar looking and trained captains with exactly the same upgrades had been lying in wait for them.  They advanced under cloak and proceeded to attack the rearmost ships in the combined Romulan/Cardassian fleet.  The Somraw and the two Birds of Prey taking on the Romulans and a Keldon whilst the Vor’cha flanked the Avatar of Tomed and the “Blood of Cardassia”.

In a supreme display of advanced piloting the Flagship Valdore deftly maneuvered in between the four Mirror Universe ships and appeared out of nowhere to disrupt the Mirror Universe fleets plans as their ships weaved apart to avoid collisions.  Smiley O’Brien seemed unable to avoid any other ships and crashed into the ISS Defiant and the Valdore in two consecutive turns.  This bought the big Romulan bird some time to push forward and drive a wedge between the forward elements of the MU fleet, Rikers Regents Warship and Siskos ISS Defiant and the rear members, O’Briens Prakesh and Worfs Defiant.

This gave Gul Dukat the opportunity he had needed to engage the MU fleet.  Using his Target Lock and superior trained crew at Battlestations he managed to isolate and destroy the evasive Defiant of Worf before it could engage the Valdore.

As the Vor’cha emerged from behind the third planet it trained its weapons on the advancing fleet and took out all the shields on the Cardassian “Blood of Cardassia” Keldon.  In returning fire from both the Avatar of Tomed and the Cardassian ship the close range firepower of the borgified D’Deridex class Avatar of Tomed struck an almost fatal blow to the Klingon ship before the Cardassian ship fired and destroyed the remaining structure of the ship.

As time drew to a close the final results were:-

Mirror Universe losses were Worfs Defiant, two Vor’cha class, two Birds of Prey and a Somraw.

Cardassian/Romulan losses……there were none.

A resounding victory for the Dukat/Donatra Obsidian Order/Tal Shiar joint fleet.

STAW 3: The Search for Brent (12-11-2014 @ NAGA)

Tonights battle was between Captain Brent Jay of the Klingon Defense Force and Legate Jason Marden of the Cardassian Union/Dominion.

Stardate 12-11-14.

During the initial stages of the Dominion War a destabilised Alpha Quadrant is on the brink of all out war. Sometime between October 2372 and February 2373, with a Dominion attack on Deep Space Nine imminent, Gul Dukat announced the Cardassian Union’s entry into the Dominion. At the same time, Gul Dukat announced his ascension as leader of the Cardassian Union. Five days later, the Klingons had been expelled from Cardassian space.  This report details the driving of Klingon forces from the Setlik System

A Klingon Defense Force of General Martoks Vor’cha class Bird Of Prey flanked by Chancellor Gowrons and Worfs K’vort Birds-Of-Prey entered the Setlik System at approximately 1900 hours.

Gul Dukat, in an attempt to show the new power of the Dominion supported Cardassian Union personally led a charge of a wing of Keldon Class Warships on an intercept course from Chintoka to Setlik to expel these Klingons from Cardassian space.

As the Klingons attempted to cloak and escape Cardassian space the Keldon Warships commanded by Gul Danar and the Breen General Sar took up defensive positions on the edge of the Setlik System as Gul Dukat led a flanking maneuver to come into the rear arcs of the three Klingon vessels on the left and outside the second planet, Setlik Secundus.  Due to the poor maneuvering of the Keldon fleet this would be a long journey.

Using the magnetic disruption of the planets poles the Klingon fleet cloaked and tried to push past the line of Cardassian ships by moving down the flank.  Sar and Gul Danars Keldon class Warships advanced into the sector ready to face any Klingon advance.  The faster Keldons closed the gap to, Setlik Prime, the primary planet of the system first and having evaded an alpha-strike against them proceeded to orbit the first planet and sweep in behind the Klingon ships.  The slow turning Keldons edged around the planet and using their superior firing arcs began to fire at the rearmost Klingon vessel.  Sensing they were about to be engaged the Klingons began to lock weapons on the Cardassian agressors and follow them behind the first planet.

By this time it was too late and the trap had been sprung. Gul Dukats Keldon had lured the slower Klingon ships into orbit as his wider firing arc was brought to bear on the lead K’Vort of Chancellor Gowron.  Utilising superior discipline in battle and training the Cardassian crew was able to make every shot count and even at the furthest ranges could successfully hit the Klingon Vessels with every shot.

Sars Keldon led the attack as it swept around Setlik Prime and began to unload all its phaser fire at close range into a stranded Martoks Vor’cha.  The orbit took Sar too close to the planet and he was forced wide in a long arc before he could rejoin his Dominion allies.  Martok evaded destruction this time as Dukat and Danar rounded the planet and began the chase of Worfs K’Vort and the Generals Vor’cha.

In a very precarious position both Klingon vessels attempted to escape the pull of the planets gravity but the faster Keldons closed the gap and continued to fire, raining heavy damage on both vessels.  Danars ship dispatching the Generals Vor’cha without any reply.

In a last desperate act of Klingon courage and ferocity Worf came about to face his prey head on.  As he faced the twin Keldons of Dukat and Danar, Glinn Telle reduced the weaponry of the K’vort by almost half and when attacked the shields were destroyed on Danars ship.  Finally the combined firepower of Dukat and Danar tore the last ship to pieces.  As the pieces of the wrecked K’vort were pulled into the planets orbit and burnt up the three Keldons advanced onto the next system to drive the remaining Klingons out of their space.

Victory to the Cardassian Union with their Breen/Dominion ally Sar!

Tonights battle was between Captain Brent Jay of the Klingon Defense Force and Legate Jason Marden of the Cardassian Union/Dominion.

Brents 99pt Klingon Pure List v2

Vor’cha Class (26)
Martok (5)
Defense Condition One (5)
N’Garen (4)
Ship SP: 40

K’Vort Class (24)
Gowron (4)
Ship SP: 28

K’Vort Class (24)
Worf (3)
Drex (4)
Ship SP: 31

Total Build SP: 99

Jasons 99pts Cardassian Starter Fleet

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Gul Dukat (5)
Boheeka (2)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Ship SP: 34

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Gul Danar (2)
Glinn Telle (3)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Shroud (1)
Ship SP: 33

Cardassian Keldon Class (24)
Sar (1)
Seskal (4)
Dorsal Weapons Array (3)
Ship SP: 32

Total Build SP: 99