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The Solar Union 2104-2109
« on: February 09, 2010, 02:39:30 PM »
[center:zik62ctc]Interlude[/center:zik62ctc]

7th February 2104
Colonists on Canyon (40 Eridani-A III are up in arms at being dumped on Canyon without the necessities required to survive. Minor rioting is an ongoing problem for the Governor, who as yet has no military backup.

27th February 2104
Canyon (40 Eridani-A III). The infrastructure for the colony arrived, causing the unrest to dissipate. The Relocation Bureau promises an inquiry.

Earth. The last of the obsolete Dark class FAC, Dark Fighter was scrapped today.

14th March 2104
Dr Charlie Holloway, a respected and prominent expert in kinetic weapons systems was killed in an accident on the firing range today. The police have started an investigation and have called in help from the Secret Services. A police spokesman said it is too early to comment on whether there are links to the suspicious deaths of several colony Governors.

25th April 2104
Unrest is rising on Gliese 205-A II Midway due to overcrowding.

17th May 2104
Sol Asteroid #135, site of an exhausted civilian mining colony. The Governor, Katherine Rowe was found dead in her apartment only days before the colony is due to be abandoned. The investigation into her death is taking on aspects greater than that see in a routine inquiry. The Navy have put the colony off limits.

Mineral shortages plague the Union. While not in short supply local stockpiles of Uridium and Corbomite have run low in the colonies. A lack of Government freighters means these shortages will take months to rectify.

3rd November 2104
A team on Earth led by Madeleine Martin has completed research into AST3-4 Asp

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Missile Size: 3 MSP  (0.15 HS)     Warhead: 5    Armour: 0     Manoeuvre Rating: 35
Speed: 27100 km/s    Endurance: 18 minutes   Range: 30.0m km
Thermal Sensor Strength: 0.07    Detect Sig Strength 1000:  70,000 km
Cost Per Missile: 3.2997
Chance to Hit: 1k km/s 948.5%   3k km/s 315%   5k km/s 189.7%   10k km/s 94.8%

18th November 2104
A team on Earth led by Madeleine Martin has completed research into AM1-2 Python

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Missile Size: 1 MSP  (0.05 HS)     Warhead: 1    Armour: 0     Manoeuvre Rating: 42
Speed: 39300 km/s    Endurance: 3 minutes   Range: 7.2m km
Cost Per Missile: 1.7047
Chance to Hit: 1k km/s 1650.6%   3k km/s 546%   5k km/s 330.1%   10k km/s 165.1%

27th May 2105
Retooling for Leaf class completed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on Earth. The construction of the first of Survey commands own carriers is underway. Unfortunately it was not possible to fit a jump drive into the hull, thus Moon class jump cruisers are being seconded from the Admiralty.

1st October 2104
The moratorium on exploration of new jump points lifted. The first unexplored jump point probed resulted in a new jump link from Van Maanens Star to Luytens 726-8.

28th July 2105
Retooling for Hecla class completed at BAE Corp on Earth, first nine units laid down.

6th October 2105
Earth. The Jump Cruisers Io, Sycorax and Tetheys have been completed and seconded to Survey Command.

14th October 2105
For the first time in many years a new system was explored. Exploration of a jump point in the Van Maanens Star system has revealed the new system of Ross 248.

8th November 2105
Groombridge 1618, A Geo-Suvey squadron found extensive Duranium deposits in this system. Discovered on Groombridge 1618-A VI - Moon 2: Duranium 1,341,522 (0.9)  Mercassium 16,900 (0.4)  

20th November 2105
Retooling for Pathfinder Mk IA class completed at Sevmash Military Shipbuilding on Earth Five units of the Pathfinder Mk I are to undergo the limited refit.

28th January 2106
Geo-Survey Group 2 completed its survey of the quaternary system Xi Ursae Majoris. Significant reserves of TN minerals found. These findings have moved it up the ranking for future consideration as a colony site as there is a colony cost 2 planet in the system and the minerals are concentrated in the three components that are within a few billion kilometres of each other.

Xi Ursae Majoris -A IV: Vendarite 6,100,900 (0.6)  Gallicite 357,604 (0.9)  
Xi Ursae Majoris-A III: Duran 2,221,832 (0.9)  Neut 984,064 (0.9)  
Xi Ursae Majoris-A II: Duran 1,059,968 (0.7)  Neut 357,604 (0.6)  Corb 173,056 (0.9)  Boron 422,500 (0.8 )  Merc 736,164 (0.5)  Sorium 549,081 (0.4)  Urid 48,841 (0.7)  Corun 692,224 (0.6)  
Xi Ursae Majoris-B II: Mercassium 2,722,500 (0.7)  
Xi Ursae Majoris-C III - Moon 15: Corbomite 441 (0.8 )
Xi Ursae Majoris-C III: Sorium 2,762,100 (0.6)

29th December 2105
Exploration of a jump point in the Ross 248 system has revealed the new system of of V1581 Cygni.

28th March 2106
First nine units of the Hecla class built on Earth

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Hecla class Geological Survey Vessel 1000 tons     86 Crew     524.9 BP      TCS 20  TH 35  EM 0
5000 km/s     Armour 1-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/3     Damage Control 1     PPV 3.15
Annual Failure Rate: 0%    IFR: 0%    Maintenance Capacity 197 MSP
Magazine 21  
Internal Confinement Fusion Drive E6 Mil (1)    Power 100    Fuel Use 60%    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 60,000 Litres    Range 180.0 billion km   (416 days at full power)
Size 3 Box Launcher (7)    Missile Size 3    Hangar Reload 22.5 minutes    MF Reload 3.7 hours
Missile Fire Control FC36-R20 (70%)GB1 (1)     Range 21.6m km    Resolution 20
AST3-3 Asp (7)  Speed: 25,300 km/s   End: 19.7m    Range: 30m km   WH: 5    Size: 3    TH: 227 / 136 / 68
Active Search Sensor S108-R20 (70%)GB1 (1)     GPS 2160     Range 22m km     Resolution 20
Advanced Geological Sensors (1)   3 Survey Points
Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s
This design is classed as a military vessel for maintenance purposes

8th July 2106
An exploration of a jump point in the Epsilon Indi system has revealed the new system of Gliese 674

20th August 2106
An exploration of a jump point in the 61 Cygni system has revealed the new system of Altair. Altair is an A7-IV star also known as ? Aquila, the 12th brightest star as seen from Earth, 16.5 light-years distant. Altair-A VII moon 6 has a colony cost of 1.9.

20th September 2106
Guardian has completed her overhaul, the last of the Pathfinders to be refitted.

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Pathfinder Mk IA class Fleet Scout 7350 tons     768 Crew     2925 BP      TCS 147  TH 455  EM 0
8843 km/s     Armour 1-33     Shields 0-0     Sensors 33/1/0/0     Damage Control 18     PPV 0
Annual Failure Rate: 0%    IFR: 0%    Maintenance Capacity 1990 MSP
Internal Confinement Fusion Drive E6 Mil (13)    Power 100    Fuel Use 60%    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 270,000 Litres    Range 110.2 billion km   (144 days at full power)
Thermal Sensor TH3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Signature 1000: 33m km
Active Search Sensor S1400-R100 (1)     GPS 140000     Range 1,400m km     Resolution 100
Active Search Sensor S84-R1 (1)     GPS 84     Range 840k km     Resolution 1
ECM 10This design is classed as a military vessel for maintenance purposes

1st November 2106
Waterloo (Battle Mk IV class) built on Earth. There are now 27 units of this class in the fleet, of which Waterloo is the final one to be constructed.

12th December 2106
Through experience as a project leader, Scientist Eleanor Freeman has increased his Research Bonus to 115%. It is rumoured Professor Freeman is in line for several of the major science prizes to be awarded this year

19th December 2106
Appleleaf, Brambleleaf and PearLeaf (Leaf class CV) built on Earth and commissioned by Survey command

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Leaf class Carrier 12500 tons     898 Crew     3629 BP      TCS 250  TH 420  EM 0
4800 km/s     Armour 1-47     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control 22     PPV 0
Annual Failure Rate: 140%    IFR: 1.9%    Maintenance Capacity 3286 MSP
Parasite Capacity 4000 tons     Magazine 272  
Internal Confinement Fusion Drive E6 Mil (12)    Power 100    Fuel Use 60%    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 780,000 Litres    Range 187.2 billion km   (451 days at full power)
AST3-2 Asp (42)  Speed: 21,300 km/s   End: 19.5m    Range: 25m km   WH: 5    Size: 3    TH: 191 / 115 / 57
AST2-2 Copperhead (73)  Speed: 32,000 km/s   End: 3.9m    Range: 7.5m km   WH: 5    Size: 2    TH: 245 / 147 / 73
Active Search Sensor S1620-R100 (1)     GPS 162000     Range 1,620m km     Resolution 100
ECM 20Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s
This design is classed as a military vessel for maintenance purposes

21st December 2106
An exploration of a jump point in the Epsilon Indi system has revealed the new system of Herschel 5173

12th January 2107
Two Marine Brigades completed trained on Earth.

11th February 2107
Duranium shortages on Earth. This was due to an unprecedented expansion of the naval shipyards. The shortage has adversely affected every programme except that of ordnance procurement. Most are now on hold until the situation stabilises.

21st February 2107
Addition of Safe Greenhouse Gas to the atmosphere of Wonderland (Gliese 105-A II) has been halted as the planet is now habitable without use of breathing apparatus.

1st March 2107
There has been no sign of the Berserkers for over seven years. The rules that survey craft should have a naval escort are to be relaxed. The old Pioneer Mk II survey craft were so much roomier than the little 1000 tonne Hecla class, and for that reason alone preferred by their crews.

6th March2107
Geo-Survey Group 2 investigated a jump point out of Gliese 445 to find the Sigma Draconis system, a single K0-V star with a solitary rocky planet orbiting it.

1st April 2107
There has been a wave of arrests across the Union today. Police and Secret Service personnel backed by sections of the new Marine Corp arrested several prominent political and financial leaders and some few high placed officers in several Governors offices. Details are sketchy at the moment but it appears that there has been fraud on a grand scale involving the concealment of the true mineral surveys of at least two systems rumoured to be Wonderland and Finisterre, falsified mineral surveys were substituted, so that they appeared suitable as the location for naval forward bases. It was the realisation of the true state of affairs that lead to the cancelling of the Wonderland naval base and its relocation to Camelot (Luytens 726-8-A II). There is also mention of involvement in the death of several Governors, allegedly when they found out about the affair and their silence could not be bought.

7th April 2107
An exploration of a jump point in the Gliese 445 system has revealed the new system of EG 372

11th July 2107
An exploration of a jump point in the Struve 1280 system has revealed the new system of Gliese 322

14th July 2107
An exploration of a jump point in the 11 Leonis Minoris system has revealed the new system of Theta Ursae Majoris

23rd July 2107
Unrest is rising on Canyon (40 Eridani-A III) due to overcrowding. The Governor has appealed to the people to be calm, the terraformers are coming and if they just wait it will all fall into place.

24th July 2107
Canyon (40 Eridani-A III) due to riots the Governor has called out the garrison and declared martial law.

1st August 2107
The first mineral packet arrives at Fargone (Struve 1280-A III) from Struve 1280-B V Moon 1, after a journey of >9.5 billion kilometres.

5th August 2107
Exploration of a jump point in the Beta Virginis system has revealed the new system of Gliese 505

27th September 2107
Exploration of a jump point in the Tau Ceti system has revealed the new system of Fomalhaut

13th October 2107
Exploration of a jump point in the Luyten 674-15 system has revealed the new system of Gliese 438

16th November 2107
Exploration of a jump point in the Struve 1280 system has revealed the new system of 36 Ursae Majoris

29th December 2107
Geo-survey of Fomalhaut completed, while rich it lacks certain essential elements it is a promising system With Fomalhaut-A V Moon 13 having a colony cost of 2.

Fomalhaut-A I: Duran 5,445,000 (0.8 ) Boron 193,600 (0.3) Urid 3,097,600 (0.4)
Fomalhaut-A IV - Moon 4: Tritanium 1,205,604 (0.7) Vendarite 656,100 (0.5)  Sorium 910,116 (1)  Uridium 186,624 (0.8 )  Corundium 11,664 (0.4)  Gallicite 810,000 (0.4)  
Fomalhaut-A V - Moon 13: Vend 16,769,030 (0.9) Urid 9,594,506 (1)  
Fomalhaut-A VI: Duranium 302,580,000 (0.8 ) Neutronium 49,702,500 (0.1) Gallicite 104,040,000 (0.1)
 
6th December 2107
exploration of a jump point in the Gliese 382 system has revealed the new system of Luyten 678-39

6th February 2108
Sea Scorpion (Sea Monster Mk IV class) built on Earth, the last of the 22 units authorised.

30th February 2108
Exploration of a jump point in the Tau Ceti system has revealed the new system of Ross 780

7th March 2108
Geo-survey of Luyten 678-39 has revealed significant deposits of  Duranium.

Luyten 678-39-A IV - Moon 6: Duranium 236,672 (0.8 )  Sorium 57,600 (0.7)  
Luyten 678-39-A IV - Moon 4: Duranium 285,768 (0.9)  Neutronium 46,656 (0.8 )  Boronide 431,649 (0.7)  Uridium 352,836 (0.8 )  
Luyten 678-39-A V - Moon 9: Duranium 285,768 (0.8 )  Uridium 802,816 (0.9)  
Luyten 678-39-A V - Moon 23: Sorium 414,736 (0.4)
Luyten 678-39-A VII - Moon 2: Duranium 1,377,800 (1)  Vendarite 6,400 (1)
Luyten 678-39-A II: Duran 749,088 (1)  Neut 28,224 (0.9)  Corb 404,496 (1)  Trit 451,584 (0.9)  Boron 266,256 (0.8 )  Merc 46,656 (0.8 )  Vend 17,424 (0.8 )  Sorium 571,536 (0.6)  Urid 1,245,456 (0.7)  


[center:zik62ctc]Wolf 489[/center:zik62ctc]

1st April 2108
A new jump connection has been discovered between the AD Leonis system and the Wolf 358 System. Geo-Survey Squadron 2 made transit from AD Leonis. While Wolf 358 had already been fully surveyed there was an unexplored jump point, it wouldn’t hurt to probe it and withdrawn if it contained a habitable planet.

5th April 2108
Exploration of a jump point in the Wolf 358 system has revealed the new system of Wolf 489
Wolf 489 was a non descript system, a white dwarf  primary lording it over a small clutch of comets. They had no navy riding shotgun, but why bother in this system? They had not had an escort for the previous two years. Shouldn’t take too long to survey a handful of comets.

19th April 2108
The Marco Polo had drawn comet #2, on the far side of the system from the jump point, they had already surveyed comet #1 enroute. They were travelling without the navigation sensor switched on; after all there was nothing in the system to run into.
Then when just under 400 million kilometres from the comet the thermal sensor alarm went off, the bridge crew were stunned into immobility. The captain, Lieutenant Commander Agnmukha Shangwan looked at his screen. The readout was not good. A strength 800 thermal contact was just 6 million kilometres off and had activated an S112/R65 sensor, the thermal signature was that of a Demolisher and they used an R65 sensor, but not that strength. Captain Shangwan ordered the grav sensor activated, while tight beaming a report to his two companion craft. The sensor confirmed his worst fears, the engine/sensor signature was definitely that of a Berserker, now code named Enforcer 001, a 7200 tonne craft approaching at 5555 k/s. Captain Shangwan ordered his ship turned end over end and accelerated towards the jump point, but it was a forlorn hope, the Marco Polo was an old craft only capable of 3614 k/s. The hostile contact continued to pursue, gradually closing the gap, chasing the Marco Polo down over the next 49 minutes.  Then at 12:47:42 rail gun rounds sleeted through the unarmoured ship, cutting Captain Shangwan in half while he was still in his couch. The Marco Polo broke up after half-a-dozen hits spilling its crew into space; it can be argued that the unlucky ones made it to the life pods.

The way the Survey Squadron was dispersed it was doubtful whether any could escape to raise the alarm had they been detected.  The Francisco Pizarro (Lieutenant Commander Jonathon Ronning) was closest to the jump point but was still >3.5 billion kilometres from possible safety. The Henry Hudson (Lieutenant Commander Qiu Shan Guo) was >4.2 billion kilometres from the jump point but further from the hostile than the Pizarro. However, the hours wore on and no alarm sounded. On 1st May the Pizarro transited into Wolf 358. Captain Ronning immediately laid in a course for Lalande 21185 and the Gate network. Three days later the Pizarro was in Wolf 358 and transmitted its fateful message. On the same day the Hudson escaped Wolf 489 without apparent pursuit. Both ships began the trek to Earth.

On the 4th May 2107
The 1st FAC Squadron left Earth orbit for Wolf 489 to avenge the Marco Polo. The Squadron consisted of the jump Cruiser Castillo, the Carriers Invincible and Indefatigable, their brood, Brave Invader, Brave Pathfinder, Brave Raider, Brave Rover, Brave Scout, Brave Aggressor, Brave Assailant, Brave Attacker, Brave Crusader, Brave Gladiator, the escorts Liopleurodon, Megalodon and Nothosaur, and the missile cruisers Balaclava, Borodino and Cambria and the munitions ship Gold Rover.

15th May 2107
The squadron entered Wolf 489, a few days too late for the survivors of the Marco Polo. A course was laid in for Comet #2, all sensors switched on hoping to lure the Berserker in like a moth to a flame.

16th May 08:18
The sensor alarm on the big S1400/R100 sensor went off on board the Castillo. Enforcer 001 had swallowed the bait and crossed into the sensor envelope of the Squadron. CV Invincible launched its flight, Brave Invader, Brave Pathfinder, Brave Raider, Brave Rover, Brave Scout left their bays and headed out, the first time they were to be used in anger.

At 14:33 on the 17th May Enforcer 001 entered the sensor envelope of Invincible flight. At just over 20 million kilometres it was well within the 25million kilometre range of the AST3-2 Asps carried by the Brave class. The flight prepared to launch, but received a rude shock! The flights weapons officers reported that the Enforcer’s ECM was so strong that they were unable to achieve a target lock until the range reached little more than half that of the 21.6 million kilometre range of the FC36/R20 targeting sensor. The flight held its position and allowed the hostile to continue its approach. The range wound down, 16 million, 14 million, 12.3million, the order to launch was given and the flight began to launch. At the same time the flight turned about and began to head back to the carriers at a sedate 5554 k/s, keeping their distance from the Enforcer. The first missiles left the tubes at 14:43, ten seconds later 85 AST3-2 Asps were on their way.  At 14:50 the salvos impacted the Enemy ship. The first 17 missiles all hit as did the missiles of the second salvo, by which time it was streaming atmosphere. The third salvo completed its destruction, 51 5-kiloton explosions marked the Enforcers end. Two more salvos were left vainly looking for a valid target. The Invincible flight accelerated to maximum and headed back to the carriers.

[attachment=0:zik62ctc]Enforcer 1.jpg[/attachment:zik62ctc]

The Squadron moved to investigate the comet the hostile had appeared to come from. Then at 19:50 on the 17th May the sensor alarm on the Callisto activated once more, another moth to the flame, or was this one fireproof. It was a new class of sensor contact but still had the fingerprints of the Berserkers all over it. But this time it was 14,350 tonnes, nearly twice that of all other known signatures. Indefatigable launched its flight, Invincible’s flight had yet to recover and rearm. The hostile contact, codenamed Stalker 001 was slightly faster than other Berserkers so far encountered, at 5574 k/s. Fortunately if it all went wrong the Squadron was faster than the Berserker at 6400k/s. At 21:25 Indefatigable flight attempted to launch on the Stalker at a range of 21.2 million kilometres, but to no avail, target lock was reduced to 12.9 million kilometres. The flight held its position and its nerve and allowed the Stalker to continue closing. Once more the range wound down, but no active sensors were detected. It was as if the Stalker could not detect the FAC. At 21:55 the Stalker finally entered lock-on range at 12 million kilometres, once more the weapons officers ordered a full salvo launch against the hostile. Brave Aggressor and Brave Crusader were the first to launch, followed five seconds later by the rest of the flight. With missiles away the flight turned away and headed back to its carrier.

The missiles bore in, in two waves and at the last seconds the Stalker woke up and anti-missile fire destroyed 12 of the incoming birds. 22 smothered the target in 5-kiloton fireballs, without obvious effect. As the second wave hit 14 fell to counter fire, 37 smashed into the target.  This time the strike resulted in the Stalker visibly losing atmosphere and its velocity was reduced to 4181 k/s. By 03:48 on the 18th May the velocity of the Stalker had returned to its former 5574 k/s, demonstrating some intrinsic repair capability. At 04:58 the Invincible’s flight had the Stalker on its scopes, but they were equipped with the old model AST3-1 Asps, not as long ranged, but more importantly less manoeuvrable and thus less accurate. The weapons officers watched their screens as the range decreased. This time Brave Rover was the first to launch and launched alone, no so good looking at the attrition of the previous missile waves. However, the remaining four FAC managed to launch together five seconds later.  At 05:35 the missiles reached their target, this time the Stalker only managed to engage the main wave, and only eight were destroyed, but 22 missed the Stalker, fortunately 38 hit the great ship and split it open, spilling its contents into space.

The Squadron continued on its course to investigate comet #2.

22nd May 2108
Exploration of a jump point in the Formalhaut system has revealed the new system of TW Piscis Austrini

25th May 2108
Exploration of a jump point in the Giclas 111-47 system has revealed the new system of  Giclas 175-42

28th May 2108
Wolf 489. 1st FAC Squadron reached comet #2 and located a Berserker listening post. The contact was logged and the Squadron moved on.

Exploration of a jump point in the Ross 780 system has revealed the new system of FK Aquirii.

8th June 2108
Wolf 489, comet #3. A second slightly larger thermal contact found, once again the contact was logged and the Squadron moved on to investigate the remaining comets in the system.

19th July 2108
1st FAC Squadron completes its investigation of the Wolf 489 system without finding further Berserkers outposts.


[center:zik62ctc]Interlude[/center:zik62ctc]

3rd November
Exploration of a jump point in the TW Piscis Aqustini system has revealed the new system of EG 165

6th January 2109
Exploration of a jump point in the Groombridge 34 system has revealed the new system of Gliese 33.

17th January 2109
Exploration Gliese 884-A IV has revealed the remains of an alien settlement.

21st May
Exploration of a jump point in the Gliese 33 system has revealed the new system of Gliese 87.

10th June 2109
Exploration of a jump point in the EG 165 system has revealed the new system of GJ 1267.

28th June 2109
Exploration of a jump point in the Giclas 111-47 system has revealed the new system of SZ Ursa Minor.

12th September 2109
Exploration of a jump point in the Gliese 87 system has revealed the new system of Delta Eridani.

22nd September 2109
Exploration of a jump point in the Groombridge 34 system has revealed the new system of Gliese 1002.

24th November 2109
The ruins on Gliese-A IV have been explored. The settlement was part of the Commonwealth of Capra and once more it appeared to have succumbed to the Berserkers. 25 of the installations surveyed may be recoverable.

[center:zik62ctc]The Solar Union in 2110[/center:zik62ctc]

At the end of the decade the Solar Union had colonised ten extra-solar planets
Earth Sol System

Earth
Pop: 2015.8 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 159150
Commercial Spaceport: L2
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L34
Military Academies: L3
Shipyards: 11/52, 7 Naval Yards, 4 Commercial Yards
Maintenance Facilities: 71 (14,200 tonnes)
Industrial Capacity: 1610
Fuel Refineries: 400
Mines: 800
Automated Mines: 419
Mass Drivers: 1
R&D Laboratories: 226
Finance Centres: 530
Ground Force Training Facilities: 8

Mars
Pop: 65.561 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 4220
Commercial Spaceport: L1
Maintenance Facilities: 5 (5000 tonnes)
Industrial Capacity: 39
Automated Mines: 9
Terraformer Stations: 3
Finance Centres: 11
Ground Force Training Facilities: 1

Tatania
Automated Mines: 30
Mass Drivers: 1

Iapetus
Automated Mines: 55
Mass Drivers: 1

Alpha Centauri

Haven, Alpha Centauri-A II
Pop: 43.23 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 1934
Commercial Spaceport: L1
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L5
Maintenance Facilities: 5 (5000 tonnes)
Industrial Capacity: 100
Fuel Refineries: 5
Automated Mines: 10
Mass Drivers: 1
Finance Centres: 75

Alpha Centauri-A III
Automated Mines: 50
Mass Drivers: 2

Alpha Centauri-B IV Moon 5
Automated Mines: 100
Mass Drivers: 2


Kapteyns Star

Inferno, Kapteyns Star-A I
Pop: 8.59 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 901
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L10
Maintenance Facilities: 20 (4000 tonnes)
Industrial Capacity: 18
Fuel Refineries: 15
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Drivers: 1
Finance Centres: 10

Wyatts Planet, Kapteyns Star-A II
Pop: 11.23 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 569

Kapteyns Star-A III
Automated Mines: 4
Mass Driver: 1

Kapteyns Star-A IV Moon 15
Automated Mines: 4
Mass Driver: 1

Kapteyns Star-A IV Moon 22
Automated Mines: 14
Mass Driver: 1

Comet #1
Automated Mines: 4
Mass Driver: 1

Comet #2
Automated Mines: 4
Mass Driver: 1

Comet #3
Automated Mines: 34
Mass Driver: 1

Comet#7
Automated Mines: 4
Mass Driver: 1


Luyten 726.8

Camelot, Luyten 726.8-A II
Pop: 16.54 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 1351
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L5
Maintenance Facilities: 65 (13,000 tonnes)
Industrial Capacity: 50
Fuel Refineries: 65
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Drivers: 1
Finance Centres: 8

Luyten 726.8-A VI
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Driver: 1

Luyten 726.8-A V Moon17
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Driver: 1

Luytens 726.8-Asteroid #169
Automated Mines: 55
Mass Driver: 1

Luytens 726.8-Asteroid #247
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Driver: 1

Luytens 726.8-Asteroid #275
Civilian Mining Complex
Number of Complexes: 13

Esperance, Luyten 726.8-B II
Pop: 4.87 million
Annual Wealth: 311
Mass Drivers: 1

Luyten 726.8-B I
Automated Mines: 30
Mass Driver: 1

Luyten 726.8-B IV Moon 7
Automated Mines: 30
Mass Driver: 1

Luyten 726.8-B IV Moon 27
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Driver: 1

Luyten 726.8-B V Moon 22
Automated Mines: 5
Mass Driver: 1

Gliese 1

Finisterre, Gliese1-A II
Pop: 9.54 million
Colony Cost: 0
Wealth: 415
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L2

Gliese 105

Wonderland, Gliese 105-A II
Pop: 1.61 million
Annual Wealth: 83
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L2
Maintenance Facilities: 10 (2000 tonnes)
Colony Cost: 0

Gliese 205

Midway, Gliese 205-A II
Pop: 4.43 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 193
Fuel Refineries: 5
Automated Mines: 50

Struve 1280

Fargone, Struve 1280-A III
Pop: 8.00 million
Colony Cost: 0
Annual Wealth: 381
Deep Space Tracking Stations: L13
Maintenance Facilities: 33 (6,600 tonnes)
Industrial Capacity: 24
Fuel Refineries: 5
Mines: 6
Automated Mines: 1
Mass Drivers: 1

Struve 1280-B I Moon 1
Automated Mines: 39
Mass Drivers: 1

40 Eridani

Canyon, 40 Eridani-A II
Pop: 0.58 million
Colony Cost: 1.9
Annual Wealth: 28
Mines: 1
Ex-archaeological dig

Gliese 884

Gliese 884-A IV
archaeological dig

The Navy has a fleet of 18 carriers, 16 carrying 5 FAC each, the other two armed with 20 F-100 Starfighters. In addition there were 27 CLGs, 22 Escorts and a further sixty FAC protecting the union’s far flung domain. There were fifteen jump cruisers to escort the warships through the jump points to protect and extend that domain. Survey Command had another five carriers each home to four armed survey vessels to explore new systems plus a dozen deep space survey vessels to find the jump points.
 
At the end of 35 years of expansion the Solar Union has explored 95 systems and surveyed 78 of them. It met and defeated a handful of Berserkers and discovered the remnants of three civilisations.  In all this time and space it had met no other race and it probably never would, space having been swept clean by the Berserkers.

The Union occupies twelve planets and many mining colonies. Eleven of those planets were now ideal habitats for humans and the twelfth would soon follow. There were another fourteen planets with a colony cost below two, excellent terraforming targets, more than enough real estate for the moment, other systems would provide all the TN elements needed for the next twenty years.  

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 03:50:00 PM »
Nice map! Think I am at 40 systems with 35 fully surveyed - 3 swarms on my flanks and one NPR contacted.

You might want to wait for v5.0 though.
 

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 04:57:53 PM »
Hi Ian,

I fully enjoyed your writings so far and hope to see more soon, I hope that you won't abandon this story arch too soon you haven't even met any NPRs yet :)

I liked how you used your FACs I think that i'll build FAC survey groups on my next session with aurora.

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 07:29:36 PM »
Quote from: "iyar binyamin"
Hi Ian,

I fully enjoyed your writings so far and hope to see more soon, I hope that you won't abandon this story arch too soon you haven't even met any NPRs yet :). I have been reading Ian's tactics carefully :)

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 07:48:36 AM »
Damn, I knoew that I should have kept lurking....

Steve, what are the chances of abducting...errr finding, some graphic guys and reworking the UI?
 

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 10:52:40 AM »
Quote from: "Beersatron"
Nice map! Think I am at 40 systems with 35 fully surveyed - 3 swarms on my flanks and one NPR contacted.

You might want to wait for v5.0 though.

Thanks Beersatron, I am using 4.91 to get used to the idea of ordnance and fighter factories again and try a start with few ship techs but lots of production techs and a slower expansion, so far in five years I am not far short of the Solar Union Tech levels, but only explored 6-7 systems, but should an NPR find me..........

Quote from: "iyar binyamin"
I fully enjoyed your writings so far and hope to see more soon, I hope that you won't abandon this story arch too soon you haven't even met any NPRs yet :shock:

Regards
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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 05:38:09 PM »
Very nice read. I'm playing version 4.91, am on my first long campaign, and gotten familiar with juggling resources and the economy. There was a preexisting hostile jumpgate in the Sol system which I avoided until I built up a fleet I could be somewhat confident in. Though, never having made my own military designs before I was hesitant. If I'm correct your attack ships are small and you use size 3 antiship missiles. I created a 1000t missile boat with 15 size 4 box launchers loaded with one missile each. I really haven't seen in the forums people talking about asm's in the 3-5 size range but figured a size 4 at my tech level could do considerable damage. Anyways I've put them to use with considerable effect against 800t meson equipped FAC, launching 7 missiles with a 76% chance of success, nearly always destroying the ships while conserving missiles. Your log mentions firing salvo's. I was wondering if you use magazine reloadable launchers or box launchers? What makes you choose the missile sizes you do?  Sorry if I seem to be inundating you with my situation and questions.

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 11:19:16 PM »
I too hope you dont abandon this game too soon.  It has been a good writeup and I've been reviewing my own fac and fighter doctrine after reading your story, it has definately given me something to think about.  As an aside to Lafe my ASMs are size 6 and my AMM are size 2, can't carry as many but can get some good performance out of the ones I do carry.

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 01:20:44 AM »
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I too hope you dont abandon this game too soon.  It has been a good writeup and I've been reviewing my own fac and fighter doctrine after reading your story, it has definately given me something to think about.  As an aside to Lafe my ASMs are size 6 and my AMM are size 2, can't carry as many but can get some good performance out of the ones I do carry.

Mark
I'll second that .... Ian has given us some intresting things to ponder !
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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 05:05:49 PM »
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Damn, I knoew that I should have kept lurking....

Steve, what are the chances of abducting...errr finding, some graphic guys and reworking the UI?
That's a fairly broad suggestion :)

What are the specific problems you are having?

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010, 04:57:48 PM »
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If I'm correct your attack ships are small and you use size 3 antiship missiles. I created a 1000t missile boat with 15 size 4 box launchers loaded with one missile each. I really haven't seen in the forums people talking about asm's in the 3-5 size range but figured a size 4 at my tech level could do considerable damage. Anyways I've put them to use with considerable effect against 800t meson equipped FAC, launching 7 missiles with a 76% chance of success, nearly always destroying the ships while conserving missiles. Your log mentions firing salvo's. I was wondering if you use magazine reloadable launchers or box launchers? What makes you choose the missile sizes you do? Sorry if I seem to be inundating you with my situation and questions.

My main combat ships are 1000 tonne fast attack craft. Where possible I use box launchers when I get the tech, while you don't need to fire all at once against the Precursors I met I needed to. This game was an experiment in that the main missile for the large combatants was size 6. But this is a little large to fit on a FAC. I would have been better off staying at size 3 or 4, especially as I was no match for the first Precursor I met. Using FAC with carriers enabled me to reload "on site" and extended the number of missiles I could bring to bear and provide a platform for a really large search sensor. The FAC use size 3 missiles as I could get the required range and velocity plus a 5 point warhead. If I used size 4 I reckoned I would lose a more significant proportion to point defence fire.

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Re: The Solar Union 2104-2109
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2010, 05:05:54 PM »
Quote from: "Sotak246"
I too hope you dont abandon this game too soon. It has been a good writeup and I've been reviewing my own fac and fighter doctrine after reading your story, it has definately given me something to think about. As an aside to Lafe my ASMs are size 6 and my AMM are size 2, can't carry as many but can get some good performance out of the ones I do carry.

Mark
Quote from: "backstab"
I'll second that .... Ian has given us some intresting things to ponder !

Thanks very much, but the Union has about 20-30 years of nothing but development ahead of it, it doesn't need to expand any more for quite a while. For it to get interesting an NPR would have to find it, possible but who knows when. Finally Aurora has moved on and I want to see how the Star Swarm can be beaten :).  My AMMs are usually size 1, fast manoeuvrable, no requirement for a great range and a single point warhead is OK until the enemy learns to armour their missiles.

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