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UN-FSA War
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:23:19 PM »
The (first??) Battle of  Mars.


This is set in a game where due to treaties, all sides do not carry nuclear missiles.  And a crisis has been brewing, and now it has come to a head.  Also I set up for a big war and this is the opening battle.

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When the alien ruins was discovered on mars, it set off a major international crisis.  While generally there was no hard claims yet, the ruins where located right next to the Free State Alliance Colony.   This caused huge issues as The UN wasn't going to allow the FSA, a collection of Pariah nations (Apartheid South Africa, Iran and it proxies,  Indonesia, and Burma) to claim exclusive use of the ruins, in fact, many in the UN felt that the FSA should be excluded from the finds themselves.   After a closed door session of the security council, the world knew the answer when the massive engines of the UNN U Thant, a Dag Hammarskjöld class battleship/Battlecruiser and two City class escorts the UNN New York and UNN London headed for Mars, and less then a day later was in orbit, sensors on.   The UN announced that any exploration and exploitation of the ruins would be handled under the UN committee for Alien Life and Technology, and it was searching all inbound flights to prevent the FSA from landing a research team to study the ruins.

The world held its breath.   The FSA had nothing like the U Thant, at 40,500 tons.   In fact, the FSA largest ships in the area where smaller then the City class Cruisers which where escorting the behemoth.  But everyone knew that the FSA could not ignore this.

Thus began the Battle of Mars.

00:00 Zulu Time, Nov 8, 2078.

Rear Admiral Haruko Takahashi sipped her tea and read the reports.   The UNN New York and her commander Capt. Christian Milioti and the UNN London's Vladimir Kravchenko reported all systems clear.   The U Thant massive sensor array had located a FSA Cruiser 27 million miles away on the comet Whipple.   She was the young star of the fleet, 38 and rear admiral, and 3 weeks after getting the command of the U Thant, it was given this mission for the UN Secuirty council. 

Conn-Sensors, We are reporting movement.  Bravo 001 is moving towards Mars.   

"Alert the fleet, rules of engagement are being updated."

00:18 Zulu

"16 million miles and closing.   Ships asking for permission to engage" 

"Warm up the beams.   We have been given orders to go to the FSA fleet and warn them off or prepare to be searched for banned Xeno-techs. "

00:19 Zulu
In union, the UNN fleet engines roar to life, heading to the FSA fleet. 

00:45 Zulu
Hail them again, they are to stop heading to Mars and stop with their threatening actions.  Get the naval high command on, I want permission to fire first. 

00:46 Zulu
Sir, Seven contacts reported, Three Orange Class Gunboats, and Three Swaard class gunboats. 

"Well..damn..  New York, you mark the Orange Class, London you have the Swaard, we will continue to mark the Cruiser.

Zulu 00:58

Sir, the FSA fleet has not returned hails, but they have stopped.

Rear Admiral Takahashi sighed, perhaps there was going to be some sanity as her battleship flew to the small fleet of gunboats. 

Zulu 00:59

Sir, they have restarted their engines.

Eyes sharp, tell the UN we need that permission!

Zulu 01:03

Sir, the fleets have split.  We have a message from them.  "Stand down.  Stop your approach and we can discuss this like adults."

Conn-Tactical, The gunboats have speed up, new max speed is over 7600! 

This was not good, as their spinal lasers would have a hard time tracking such things. 

Zulu 01:10

They are in weapon Range.   Do we have permission to fire.
No, Rules of engagement is that we can only fire if they try to cross our bows or fire first.   

Zulu 01:15

The gunboats have turned around, they are trying to keep range with us.  They are not, I repeat not crossing our bows.

While some the crew seemed excited, she knew that soon she would be range of both the gunboats and the cruiser which stopped to pick up some last minute orders.

Zulu 1:16

We are in weapon range for all ships,

Zulu 1:16 30 seconds

The U Thant shook from fire.
"The FSA is fleet is  firing, I repeat the fleet is firing.

"Return fire!"

The ship shutters again

"Where is my volley?!"

Then the power of the U Thant came into action.  While the fleet was far enough away not to face the cannons, the lasers started to carve into the armor of the FSA cruiser.  The New York and London reported hits causing venting on a gunboat each. 

The battle of body blows had begun. 

Zulu 01:17

The Cruiser is venting air, as most of the FSA fleet aimed it weapons at the Battleship, hoping a lucky shot might give them a chance.

Zulu 01:18
Scratch the Veld and the Durban, they just became wrecks.  Then the U Thant shook, as one of the Beruit's laser cut right to the core of the ship.
"All systems functional, but we can't take many more of those hits."

1:20
Just one more left, Brave but foolish attempt, the last one is trying to get away.

"It does have speed on us."  Takahashi sighed, "Let us pick up survivors."

And thus began the UN-FSA war.


Victory for the UN.

Order of Battle

UN Navy

BB U Thant (armor pieced but bulkheads not damaged) - Dag Hammarskjold Class
CA New York (Undamaged) - City Class
CA London (Undamaged) - City Class


FSA Navy
CA Velt (Lost) - Trekker Class
GB Durban (Lost) - Swaad Class
GB Istanbul (Lost) - Swaad Class
GB Beirut (Undamaged) - Swaad Class
GB Orange 001 (Lost) - Orange Class
GB Orange 002 (Lost) - Orange Class
GB Orange 003 (Lost) - Orange Class





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Dag Hammarskjöld class Battleship    40 500 tons     703 Crew     6124.2 BP      TCS 810  TH 3240  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 7-105     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 331.65
Maint Life 0.73 Years     MSP 3567    AFR 2187%    IFR 30.4%    1YR 4867    5YR 73011    Max Repair 410 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 5 months    Spare Berths 1   

Claywell Corporation 360 EP Ion Drive (9)    Power 360    Fuel Use 106.47%    Signature 360    Exp 12%
Fuel Capacity 3 800 000 Litres    Range 15.9 billion km   (45 days at full power)

Monaghan Space & Security 25cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (1)    Range 192 000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 16-3     RM 3    ROF 30        16 16 16 12 9 8 6 5 5 4
Triple Monaghan Space & Security 20cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser Turret (3x3)    Range 192 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 30-9     RM 3    ROF 20        10 10 10 7 5 5 4 3 3 3
Twin Monaghan Space & Security Gauss Cannon R3-100 Turret (4x6)    Range 30 000km     TS: 15000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Glassford-Knoedler Fire Control S08 96-12000 (3)    Max Range: 192 000 km   TS: 12000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Serb Drive Systems Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor Technology PB-1 (7)     Total Power Output 31.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Monaghan Space & Security Active Search Sensor MR64-R100 (1)     GPS 12800     Range 64.0m km    Resolution 100

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

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City class Cruiser    7 550 tons     193 Crew     1294.5 BP      TCS 151  TH 720  EM 0
4768 km/s     Armour 7-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 14
Maint Life 3.6 Years     MSP 1321    AFR 152%    IFR 2.1%    1YR 158    5YR 2363    Max Repair 180 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 8 months    Spare Berths 2   

Claywell Corporation 360 EP Ion Drive (2)    Power 360    Fuel Use 106.47%    Signature 360    Exp 12%
Fuel Capacity 750 000 Litres    Range 16.8 billion km   (40 days at full power)

Monaghan Space & Security 25cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (1)    Range 192 000km     TS: 4768 km/s     Power 16-3     RM 3    ROF 30        16 16 16 12 9 8 6 5 5 4
Monaghan Space & Security Gauss Cannon R3-100 (1x3)    Range 30 000km     TS: 4768 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Monaghan Space & Security CIWS-120 (1x6)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Glassford-Knoedler Fire Control S08 96-12000 (2)    Max Range: 192 000 km   TS: 12000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Serb Drive Systems Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor Technology PB-1 (1)     Total Power Output 4.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Mcenery-Park Active Search Sensor MR1-R10 (1)     GPS 80     Range 1.3m km    Resolution 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

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Trekker class Cruiser    5 100 tons     131 Crew     981.2 BP      TCS 102  TH 576  EM 0
5647 km/s     Armour 8-26     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 15
Maint Life 3.9 Years     MSP 361    AFR 69%    IFR 1%    1YR 38    5YR 563    Max Repair 144 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 0   

van der Oye & van Eekelen 288 EP Ion Drive (2)    Power 288    Fuel Use 497.81%    Signature 288    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 1 100 000 Litres    Range 7.8 billion km   (15 days at full power)

Dees-Colijn Orbital Systems 19cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (1)    Range 192 000km     TS: 5647 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        9 9 9 6 5 4 3 3 3 2
Dees-Colijn Orbital Systems 10cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (3)    Range 90 000km     TS: 5647 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 3    ROF 5        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
de Roon-Kraus Fire Control S01 96-1500 (2)    Max Range: 192 000 km   TS: 1500 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
van der Palm Thrust Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor Technology PB-1 (3)     Total Power Output 12.15    Armour 0    Exp 5%

van Gennip-Rochussen Active Search Sensor MR1-R1 (1)     GPS 32     Range 1.6m km    MCR 174k km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

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Swaard class Gunboat    2 050 tons     61 Crew     415.2 BP      TCS 41  TH 288  EM 0
7024 km/s     Armour 3-14     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 6
Maint Life 4.36 Years     MSP 127    AFR 33%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 11    5YR 162    Max Repair 72 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 1   

van der Oye & van Eekelen 144 EP Ion Drive (2)    Power 144    Fuel Use 531.75%    Signature 144    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 500 000 Litres    Range 8.3 billion km   (13 days at full power)

Dees-Colijn Orbital Systems 19cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (1)    Range 192 000km     TS: 7024 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        9 9 9 6 5 4 3 3 3 2
de Roon-Kraus Fire Control S01 96-1500 (1)    Max Range: 192 000 km   TS: 1500 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
van Dalen-van Reenen Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor Technology PB-1 (1)     Total Power Output 3.15    Armour 0    Exp 5%

van Gennip-Rochussen Active Search Sensor MR1-R1 (1)     GPS 32     Range 1.6m km    MCR 174k km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

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Orange class Gunboat    2 100 tons     62 Crew     440 BP      TCS 42  TH 288  EM 0
6857 km/s     Armour 3-14     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 6
Maint Life 4.05 Years     MSP 131    AFR 35%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 13    5YR 192    Max Repair 72 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 0   

van der Oye & van Eekelen 144 EP Ion Drive (2)    Power 144    Fuel Use 531.75%    Signature 144    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 500 000 Litres    Range 8.1 billion km   (13 days at full power)

van der Brugghen-Janssen 15cm Railgun V4/C4 (1x4)    Range 120 000km     TS: 6857 km/s     Power 9-4     RM 4    ROF 15        3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
de Roon-Kraus Fire Control S01 96-1500 (1)    Max Range: 192 000 km   TS: 1500 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
van der Palm Thrust Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor Technology PB-1 (1)     Total Power Output 4.05    Armour 0    Exp 5%

van Gennip-Rochussen Active Search Sensor MR1-R1 (1)     GPS 32     Range 1.6m km    MCR 174k km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

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Re: UN-FSA War
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 10:06:07 PM »
After the battle for Mars (while a major victory for the UN forces, the U Thant was in the shipyard for at least two weeks) the next few days was mostly quiet. The old Geo-surveyor "UNNS Mark Twain" was attacked by some force, which all expected to be some sort of FSA force, and the FSA liner "Princess Charlene Wittstock" was holed by a overexcited commander before the ship was able to prove its civilian nature.

However the FSA was not going to let this war go quietly in the night, and the 2nd major battle happened in the Jovian system. There would be no breaks to the war train.




The UNN Leviathan, A 17,000+ ton Nuclear Pulse battleship of the Colossus class, and it two escorts, the UNN Battleaxe and UNN Vincennes where in steady orbit around Ganymede, protecting the UN colony, and keeping close watch on the FSA colony on Io, who currently was being protected by a old Jarvis class gunboat who was quite happy to keep in firm orbit.

Captain Ruger Wagner did not mind, he knew the Lt. Commander of that gunboat, and he did not care to have that young officer end up the same way as the poor fools off Mars. He hoped cooler heads would prevail, and he had enough of a issue dealing with the feuding commanders Getty and Chapman. They had been in a relationship for years that went sour, and it would be his luck that these two would be in orbit in Ganymede to scare off any sort of meson-boats. Outside of "Task force 11" the UN had a good idea of where they would be. Task Force 11 had landed on a comet and had allowed the comet to take it out to deep space.

(Note: Zulu in these reports are time from first contact)

Zulu 00:00

"RED ALERT, RED ALERT, All hands report to general quarters, this is not a drill". The lights went into "Red Mode" and the Klaxon sounded throughout the ships.

"Report" as the Captain exited the staff meeting needed a report now.

"Four contacts inbound, 3 Swaard class gunboats, and one Orange class gunboat. Sensors active."

"Task Force 11" First officer Mary Oppenheimer piped in, doing her usual Intel job of stating the obvious.

Warm up the Gausses, weapons are free, We are not going to let them just come in and sit in weapon range and wait till they fire.

The Leviathan aimed each of its turrents to the 4 contacts, and the Kirov class escorts aimed at one.

The engines roared to life, and the old battlewagon was heading to battle.

Zulu 00:04

They are taking pot shots at us, all misses. They are shifting course, they are staying from getting in close range.

The Bridge was quiet, they knew the biggest weakness of the design was its range. And the gunboats had a killer advantage.

Faster then the Battleship, longer range shots then the battleship, and thus there was nothing that they could do.

"Fall back to Ganymede."

Zulu 00:06

well outside of their normal range, they slowly took slow pot shots at the UN fleet. The armor held, but they need to get closer.

3...2...1. Delta!

the UN fleet suddenly changed direction, and for a moment, the FSA fleet was in range, and the UN opened fire, pattering fire across the FSA ships. However while scoreing many hits, none broke the skin.

"We could use a spinal laser on this thing" the battleship capt groaned as yet another beam melted more armor.

Zulu 00:09

Delta!

for the 3rd time the UN fleet was able to launch shots at the FSA fleet, but now they fell back even more, to the point that the error was no longer likely.

We have orders from Command, fall to earth, they will send out a battlefleet to force off Task force 11, but we have to close the distance.

"That billion of miles"

"It our only chance. "

Make it so.

Zulu 00:12

Armor is holed on the Battleaxe and Leviathan

Zulu 00:13 This is battleaxe, we are venting atmosphere, weapons are offline.

Time to split the task force, we will drop to earth, the Cruisers will charge to hopefully cause them damage.

Zulu 00:15

"This is the battleaxe, our drive is down, weapon systems out, good luck. If they approach to board I will scuttle the ship...."

"Good luck Getty, I will buy you a drink when we get back." and he hoped Chapman would be able to do damage, as the cruisers were able to at least get some hits, even if the Battleaxe was now dead in space. The UN had underestimated the power of the FSA gunboats.

Zulu 00:16

Out of range of the FSA gunboats, the remaining cruiser heads to cover the colony, while the Battleship continues it dive into the Jupiter moon system, with the FSA gunboats in hot pursuit.

Zulu 00:18

Staying out of range of the battleship, even if their percent to hit was under 30%, the fleets dive below the orbit of Europa, when the Leviathan shutters, as a laser hits one of its straining engines, it holds, but the crew knows it now just a matter of time. Time is not on their side.

Zulu 00:21

The Captain was thinking this is a tough old ship when it shuttered again from another strike.

"Turret C is out"

Get a control team on that, see if we can repair it.

The next strike hits, and then another.

"leak in fuel tank 4"

His first officer, pale said "Its been a honor to serve under your command."

Conn-Tactical. I will just say there not much armor left on the ship. in fact, sensors indicate our quarter plate C7 as a fighter since it melted off.

"Never know, they might be hiding some fighters in a outer moon for us."

"We can only hope."

Zulu 00:25 The bridge takes a direct strike. All officers are lost.

Zulu 00:26

The UNN Leviathan explodes in a ball of plasma. The UNN Battleaxe detonates the auto-destruct sequence. The UNN Vincennes picks up survivors of the Battleaxe, and withdraws from the Jovian area. The other ships of the Task Force 11 become more clear when FSA troops land on Ganymede, and quickly overtake the colony.



And now a fluffy bit.



The UN war council sat as Admiral Hoffman gave his report.

"In the last two months of hostilities, it has been mostly contained. There has been two Major battles, the Battle for Mars, which we where victorious, and the the Ganymede incident, which we lost."

"In addition, 4 of our cargo or survey ships have been lost, and the troop transport the Utah was lost due to suspected sabotage. We have taken out 6 spy vessels and 3 cargo ships that tried to break the Mars Blockade. The Mars Blockade continues, and we understand that they are on 1/2 rations and starting to run low on some spare parts. We suspect that the FSA Mars colony will surrender, and thus give us undisputed control of Mars and it's ruins in two to three weeks."

"What about the, PR issues?"

"As we know, the FSA is broadcasting images of the suffering civilians of the colony, while ignoring the fact that they put 10 army units in violation of our treaties. We are pushing talking points of those treaty violations."

"Why has the FSA fleet mostly stayed in orbit?" the Representative of Mexico asked, he sighed, as he knew she did not know much about Naval matters.

"right now both our fleets are sitting in orbit and no one dares turns on active sensors till they are far enough away. This is due to the simple fact that both of us can use trans-Newtonian rockets to nuke each other cities in five seconds. If their fleet leaves, then they risk a all or nothing battle, and we feel that they do not think they are up to par to the UN Navy."

"Could you go over the fleets?"

"Yes Ma'm."

"The UN Navy consists of 19 capital ships, 3 Super-battleships of the Dag Hammarskjöld class, two of which are in service, 6 battleships of the Majestic class, 3 battle cruisers of the Inflexible class, and 7 battleships of the Colossus class (which he didn't mention was 2nd rate), In addition we have 8 City class cruisers, 4 cruisers of the Bex class, 11 light cruisers of the Kirov class, and 15 frigates of the Town class. We also have the carrier Ark Royal and it fighters."

"The FSA fleet is designed to be slightly smaller and have more numbers. Their main battle fleet consists of the 8 Rouhani class battleships, 20 Warlock class Cruisers, 19 Trekker class light cruisers, 33 Swaad Class gunboats, 16 Orange class Gunboats, 12 Scipio Africanus Patrol craft, and several wings of Gazelle Meson Fighter-bombers.

In addition, they have launched a ship we call the "Anubis", which we do not know the role it has, nor it speed due to not risking lighting it up with active sensors near earth.

So in total, the UN forces have 58 ships, 19 of which are capital ships, of which all are at least frigate level in size. As per our 20/40 plan of 20 capital and 40 support ships.

The FSA has 108 ships, however only 8 are capital ships. Outside of the Battleships and the Warlocks, our intel says they are lightly armored and we suspect that they will not last in combat. "

Admiral Hoffman smiled, it was a good report, this war was almost over. Then he felt his service communicator vibrate. He saw the other naval officers light up, along with key war council communicators.

Stepping away from the podium, he checked his communicator, and gulped.

"Ladies and gentlemen, estemed leaders of the free world, I must get to my ship. As of 0800 hours this morning we detected thermal plumes in the entire FSA fleet orbiting earth. They are headed to Mars to break the blockade, and we will go and stop them."
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