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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait - The Ceti Aliens
« Last post by ardem on September 11, 2021, 09:44:10 AM »
4048 - 4057

The Aquarian just did not get the ramp up of require mineral in time. Perhaps there is something said about stabilisation of Jump Points, but the Fleet wants a little bit of protection for now.

Calendar Entries of Note

4048, 1 January      Reviewing Planets it has been decided that Sigma II give us the best option to mine for minerals. It has resources across the board and they are minable plus ground survey is possible. RA and Candance has been detached from the Battle Fleet, to take out some Surveyors and a small group of defensive forces.


4048, 14 February   Commander Dorris Bertholf, may not be spending valentines day with her Boo, however she did the next best thing aboard the SC Betwsyoced. Discovered a new jump point out of Sigma Phoenicis.

4048, 29 May           While going through some old sensor logs it was discovered there was an old Earth Outpost on Noviello I, Joint Chiefs were putting together a new unit for checking this old installation. Perhaps some old tech can be rediscovered and help us in the future fights we will encounter. The new unit is call OEA Team, Old Earth Archaeologists.

4048, 13 June          The mineral Corundium has run out on Aquaria, leaving the new destroyer Escorts unable to be completed. There is 2643 coming from Aquarii III, but we need a better source.

4048, 5 August        The additional upgrades to the Amein Frigate class with the first 4 ships refitted. Upgrade to the Engine and Active and Passive Sensor arrays. Creating a slightly lighter and faster Frigate.

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Amiens Ib class Frigate      6 915 tons       195 Crew       1 106 BP       TCS 138    TH 208    EM 0
3008 km/s      Armour 3-32       Shields 0-0       HTK 43      Sensors 110/0/0/0      DCR 14      PPV 22.8
Maint Life 3.01 Years     MSP 399    AFR 96%    IFR 1.3%    1YR 66    5YR 988    Max Repair 189 MSP
Magazine 81   
Captain    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Morale Check Required   

Tien-Fairchild Magneto-plasma Drive  EP208.00 e65 (2)    Power 416    Fuel Use 14.45%    Signature 104.0    Explosion 6%
Fuel Capacity 285 000 Litres    Range 51.3 billion km (197 days at full power)

Twin Farina Armaments 15.0cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser Turret (1x2)    Range 180 000km     TS: 5500 km/s     Power 12-6     RM 30 000 km    ROF 10       
Echevarria CIWS-120 (1x4)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12 000 km/s     ROF 5       
Beam Fire Control R192-TS9000 (1)     Max Range: 192 000 km   TS: 9 000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Improved Pebble Bed Reactor R12-PB20 (1)     Total Power Output 12.1    Exp 10%

Wender Precision Arms Size 1 Box Launcher (12)     Missile Size: 1    Hangar Reload 50 minutes    MF Reload 8 hours
Roberge Armaments Company Size 3.0 Missile Launcher (3)     Missile Size: 3    Rate of Fire 30
Cowans Electronics Missile Fire Control FC17-R1 50 (1)     Range 17.1m km    Resolution 1
Ankrum Aramaments Defender .51 17m AMM (12)    Speed: 28 400 km/s    End: 10.2m     Range: 17.4m km    WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 170/102/51
Ankrum Aramaments Avenger .29 ASM 6 (23)    Speed: 18 333 km/s    End: 45.8m     Range: 50.4m km    WH: 6    Size: 3    TH: 97/58/29

Amacher & Lannigan Active Search Sensor AS8-R1 50 (1)     GPS 21     Range 8.6m km    MCR 771.7k km    Resolution 1
Amacher & Lannigan Active Search Sensor AS55-R10 450 (1)     GPS 1890     Range 55.4m km    Resolution 10
Weedman Electronics Thermal Sensor TH10-110 (1)     Sensitivity 110     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  82.9m km


4048, 23 December          7th Bn, 3rd Ranger Regiment landed on Sigma II, a  number of automated mines were already hard at work digging minerals. Automated was not quite true there always a presence of a small contingent of engineers and miners, that sheltered in this hostile world. The Atmospshere was not breathable, it was on average -39 degrees  Damn Cold. Let hope there mission in protecting the Survey Company did not last forever. Lt Colonel Dante was promoted from the Regular Infantry to now managing a Battalion of Rangers. That how depleted the officer corp was, and she was not great at her job, even she knew this easily confused and flustered any time something went wrong.

4049, 4 April                    Dr Cathy Vandermolen, completed research into Ceramic Composite Armour. This is a huge upgrade how since we just upgrade our ships, troops it has been shelved until later upgrades. A real shame it was here sooner but with mineral shortage at the moment its not become a priority. However the New River Destroyer Class have not been put in the yard so it will be the first to achieve this also the new Dropship classes will receive the new armour

4049, 6 July                    The lack of Uridum has paused all ship building tasks and even mainataince stocks have stopped, we do have 1/2 million supplies not sure hwo long that will hold out.

4049, 15 August             The Battle Fleet landed 3rd Ranger Regiment mins 7th Battalion and the 1st OEA Company to investigate the outpost on Noviello I, this is a busy system so many asteroids and planets. Brigadier Hollis Wilkins looked out with his Gloomy disposition. He was promoted to Colonel on January 3, 4040 from 5th Ranger Bn. He missed the drop on Cancun IV, and he felt bad like survivors guilt. He was indecisive what to do with the Battle Fleet, however he decided to keep them for a month in orbit above just in case they needed to extract.

4049, 16 October             Dr Karol Resch finished working on Thermal Sensor Sensitivity 14, before she could organise labs for commercial reasons Dr Mildord Delph took the labs to work on Active Grav Sensor he has some new idea that could boost the signal.

4050 - 4053                   Was just shipping automated mines, and trying to get back to be able to ship build again. Govenor Adaberto Revis was heavily critized for the lack for foresight. Unable to build anything with the lack or Uridum, Corundium and Sorium, This might go on even longer.

4054, 29 January             Dr Connie Solano, developed the Far UV laser. This then added some value to point defence however our PD ships were still in dock waiting for more Urium.

4054, 30 July                  Finally the first Destroyer Escort rolls off the line the DE Carpathian, these will protect the frigates from inbound missile attacks. It a ity there system are now out of date considering we had upgraded the mahority of the sensors and Fire Controls.

4054, 28 October             The rest of the destroyer Escorts completed, we have not seem much of the Mobile Imperium, they seemed to have kept away from our system with the Bootis System being a nice buffer.

4055, 14 August              Completion of the New Laser Turrets. Our Technology is outstripping our construction ability.

4056, 12 April                 Dr Karol Resch completed work on the Improved Geo Sensors. More Jump Freighters have been completed to send automated mines out to various planets.

4056, 5 August               Dr Milford Deph retired at the age of 63. The man did not even wait around to recieve any great awards although he was deserving. His assistant Dr Karen Livergood has taken over.

4056, 19 September        It was decided to go see the Mobile imperium, as we not seen them in some time. We are sending 3 Destroyer Escorts and 4 Frigates to investigate.

4057, 6 February            New System Discovered, the third Jump off the Sigma system. The System is tiny, it has 2 Planets and four moons. However one of the planet is Habitable. Average Temperature of -2 , Breathable Atmosphere, gravity of .74 of Earths. Perhaps this place is uninhabited and we can settle a Colony here. The system once again is called Cacun. WHY OH WHY. It now being renamed to the Captain Last name which is Kwiecien

4057, 12 March              The Kwiecien planet is occupied. Just my luck. We will need to sen our diplomatic vessel out here.

4057, 22 April                Captain Porfiro Sheley, decided to check out the unexplored Jump Gate, that from the Ceti system. Once he entered the new system he was astounded. The system had 11 planet 42 moons and what was crazy 676 asteroids. The Captain decided he done his quick recon and was headed back to Ceti system complete a swing by the Mobile Imperium home world and head back the Aquarian Prime. Maybe the Captain was asking for trouble.

4057, 29 May               An Update on the number of ships in the MI Fleet, 23 Destroyers, 5 Cruisers, 4 Light Escort Cruisers and a mass of other ships commercial and civilian. The Planet is defended with a number of Bam and Missile Defensive Bases. There is no one way can go again the Mobile Imperium now or ever.

4057, 4 December       The 1st Fleet has returned, the DIP Alantia is on the way to Kwiecien. Nothing is happening at the Outpost, perhaps it requires more OEA Teams. Any though of Payback with the Mobile Imperium is a pipe dream.  Atleast they have not tried to invade out systems.

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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait
« Last post by nuclearslurpee on September 10, 2021, 08:42:35 AM »
PS. Mistyped should of been 1000 tons. But who know maybe I should go back and make a 10,000ton sensor.

Sadly the limit is 50 HS or 2500 tons, so the Big Sensor Faction must wait for a future update to realize our dreams...
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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait
« Last post by ardem on September 10, 2021, 01:04:26 AM »
hahahahhahah! I laughed all the way through that, pity I was eating something at the beginning, thanks nuclearslurpee. Now got to go clean my monitor.

PS. Mistyped should of been 1000 tons. But who know maybe I should go back and make a 10,000ton sensor.
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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait
« Last post by nuclearslurpee on September 06, 2021, 10:29:53 AM »
Catching up on a few updates here...

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Dr Elloitt was surprised to be given more funding straight after this effort. Maybe after all this time his efforts are being recognised.

To confirm this he should throw a party and see who shows up, or failing that which letters are lost from his name this time.

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4034, 14 Feburary              Dr Elliot Vandervort after completed his Military Hangar Design, was desperate for a night out. Tonight was the Desperate & Dateless Science Single Ball. However Joint Chiefs phoned in and request he come straight away for a briefing. After the brief was laid out he was thinking why the hell was he brought in do these guys just like to screw with him. The Military just wanted a Very Large Fuel design something he given then many times before. Huge Sigh, no date, no fun.

At least it is nice to be wanted for once, no?

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Captain Weson Wisor looked at the two lonely planets, and shrugged at the system now given his name, being a bit of a Philosophy Buff he could not come up with the adequate statement for the system and his name.

With two planets, a Wisor man might have thought of a nice quote about the duality of life and the universe.

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However we made friends with the Ceti Aliens. However they did blow up our diplomatic vessel

Ah, yes, friendship, that enviable state of affairs in which two friends blow up each other's ambassadors out of friendliness.

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Dr Bob Leasure awarded the Order of Aquaria, after completing 30 projects. The 62 Year old was happy as he celebrated with his wife and a number of friends afterwards.

Not noticed in a dark corner was the shadowy form of a jealous Dr. Elliot Vandervoort, who silently skulked away filled with rage and plotting revenge on his colleagues who were so audacious as to actually have people come to their parties.

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After going through the personnel record we were missing a Dr Elloitt Vandervort. He must or retired or died. No one knows. (The narrator did not even see the event. LOL)

Clearly he has run off to become a supervillain. We already have the origin story all we need is a party for him to crash. Also probably a supply of arthritis medication, he is in his 60s by now after all.

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We cannot afford a war with another alien species.

I have a solution, we must have some of the Aquarians create a splinter faction which declares war on the Ceti aliens, and then we can sell them all of our war material and weapons to make a lot of money. After this we can afford a war. It is a foolproof plan because we are playing both sides against the middle, both sides are Aquarians and the Ceti aliens are the middle. Clearly this is how it works.

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2042, 1 October            The Aquarians have established Contact with the Ceti Aliens know as the Mobile Imperium. They no longer consider us hostile, which is nice and we have a neutral relationship.

From friendship to neutrality, a clear improvement as now that we no longer have friends like these we once again have room in our lives for enemies.

As for the battlefield loss it seems that the Aquarians are inferior in both numbers and technology, 10,000 men may seem like a lot but that number of armored fighting vehicles could outfit probably two full divisions given adequate supporting arms so really the mass of forces has not been enough, added to this the enemy clearly has better ground military technology as evidenced by their miniscule losses. Perhaps some analysis by a scientist with a suitably amusing name could work out what kind of technology these aliens use, so our own military men can determine more accurately when we are able to defeat them in battle.

And with this we appear to have started a new...chapter?

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4043, 23 June                Dr Kathy Calvin was young Enthusiastic and loved for thing to go BOOM.

She will go far in our organization, this is for certain.

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The good news is our diplomatic rating are improving maybe they could be an ally after all.

I am not sure another round of "friendship" is in our best interests. Have we tried making enemies of them yet, instead of friends? As it has not yet been tried perhaps the results would be even better.

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4045, 3 March               Dr Milford Delph worked with Weedman Electronics to bring out a new range of Thermal Sensor sizes 250ton, 500tons, 10000 tons and 2000 tons. The ranges have improved since  the last batch.

While technological progress is always to be celebrated I must question the merit of a 10,000-ton thermal sensor as this seems impractical given that a ship mounting it would need to be extremely large, really even a 2,000-ton sensor is rather extreme and I say this as a Big Sensor™ advocate on a forum increasingly dominated by new wave admirals who advocate for small sensors on fighters instead.

It seems that the race is on for the Aquarians as the Ceti aliens will inevitably eventually lay a claim to the home system and they will be forced to fight in defense of their home planet. How long will the Aquarians have to develop the technology and build the warships they need to mount a defensive stand and eventually win this war? It is likely to be closer than comfort would desire.
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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait - The Ceti Aliens
« Last post by ardem on September 06, 2021, 07:32:40 AM »
4046 - 4047


Calendar Entries of Note

4046, 27 March            Dr Connie Solano completed a Triple Laser Turret, this will be put on our new Destroyer Escorts. These are to deal with any missile strikes.

4046, 15 June              FF Paris swapped with FF Strasbourg for picket duty at the gate. The Fleet were rotating ships to keep a presence.

4046, 25 June             Dr Alonzo Dubbs completed a presentation on the new Magneto-plasma Drive, the Head of Research requested immediate engine designs. On the same day Dr Bennie Matz finished an array of Powerplants for the new Escort Destroyer. Bidding his time he wanted revenge on Dubbs for pushing him back as some second place lacky.

4046, 6 August           The IS Imushbim had crept in on Ceti II and now is 150mkm awat, it will creep in a little close at 80m, this should give us thermals on ships coming and going from the the Planet. Commander Freddy Barthelemy was very happy with his tiny crew. It already been 66 months and his ship was starting to stink to high heaven.

4046, 26 August         Four more Frigates rolled off the production line, an upgrade to the b series of Amiens would be in order once the engines come off the line.

4046, 12 September    The IS Imushbim is holding 68mkm away from Ceti II close enough to Identify the massive 41,000 Thermal population. So far it seems they have not been spotted. 5 minutes later Crap he been spotted as 11 DDGs heading straight for the ship. The IS Imusbim casually turned to the gate as if they had done nothing wrong. It seems they got a little close perhaps 100mKm would of been a better holding position. What is worrying is the amount of DDG now seen in the Mobile Imperium's arsenal.

4046, 27 October       The Mountain Destroyer Escort Class had finished on the design board and pushed off to the Shipyards. This should counter some of the missile imbalance from the Mobile Imperium.

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Mountain class Destroyer Escort      15 993 tons       407 Crew       2 500.7 BP       TCS 320    TH 720    EM 0
4502 km/s      Armour 4-56       Shields 0-0       HTK 85      Sensors 220/0/0/0      DCR 24      PPV 72
Maint Life 3.12 Years     MSP 1 392    AFR 144%    IFR 2.0%    1YR 215    5YR 3 227    Max Repair 270.00000 MSP
Captain    Control Rating 2   BRG   ENG   
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Morale Check Required   

Tien-Fairchild Magneto-plasma Drive  EP480.00 e75 (3)    Power 1440.0    Fuel Use 14.61%    Signature 240.000    Explosion 7%
Fuel Capacity 750 000 Litres    Range 57.8 billion km (148 days at full power)

Triple Farina Armanents 10cm C1 Ultraviolet Laser Turret (6x3)    Range 64 000km     TS: 19640 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 40 000 km    ROF 15       
Echevarria CIWS-120 (2x4)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12 000 km/s     ROF 5       
Moos-Dambra Beam Fire Control R64-TS20000 (2)     Max Range: 64 000 km   TS: 20 000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
Stellarator Fusion Reactor R18 (2)     Total Power Output 36.2    Exp 5%

Amacher & Lannigan Active Search Sensor AS8-R1 50 (1)     GPS 21     Range 8.6m km    MCR 771.7k km    Resolution 1
Weedman Electronics Thermal Sensor TH20-220 (1)     Sensitivity 220     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  117.3m km

4047, 10 March            JS San Francisco jumped into a new system. Named 4 Cancum by the computer. Cmdr Edmond Noviello sighed and renamed the system after his last name. The F3-IV Star 3 times the size of Sol. The white star had 8 planets 84 moons and 209 asteroids. Not really habitable however could be some great mining opportunities here. With that it released the two survey craft to review the system bodies.

4047, 40 November     We running low on Uridium, we need to find a new source before it runs out. Sigma II is a prime candidate but it is 2 jumps away.

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Ardem's Fiction / The Long Wait - The Ceti Aliens
« Last post by ardem on September 05, 2021, 10:50:59 AM »
4043 - 4045

The Ceti Aliens, or Mobile Imperium are greedy little*^#. They keep expanding and taking the Aquarian territory. But Aquarian a few warships short of a war. But we building for one, the Aquarians are tired of being bossed around. What is concerning is that we found two systems and both races are Aliens no humans. What has happened to the human empire.


Calendar Entries of Note

4043, 2 March                 Dr Alonzo Dubbs, the new breed of scientist for Power and Propulsions, had a social interest, that happened across the Director of Research, and Academy Commandant Len Deacon, and attractive man by all accounts and from the position he was in a bit of a risk taker, lets just say they were tied up in a compromise fashion. Alonzo never to look a gift horse in the mouth took over when Bennie Matz finished his work on the Stellarator Fusion Reactor. His work on the Magneto-plasma Drive should advance.

4043, 8 June                  Dr Guillermo Kothakota cheerfully completed his work on Ordnance Production. He had completed 18 projects in the kinetic division. A new range of missiles will come soon with the new engines.so Ordnance production will need to be stepped up.

4043, 23 June                Dr Kathy Calvin was young Enthusiastic and loved for thing to go BOOM. She was the best Scientist in the kinetics division. Her work on the Fission Warhead completed she started work on a Fusion boosted Fission Warhead.  No sue have new missile that do not give a bigger bang for buck.

4043, 2 October            The Mobile Imperium were now holding a number of ships in position in the Aquarian system on the Bootis Jump Point. We will send a a Frigate over to investigate what these ships are doing.

4043, 9 December         The FF Toulouse halted at the jump point and sent actives on. The five ships were highlighted, they have been tagged on the system as the Lamon001, Lancaster 001, Gladius 003, Gypsum 001 and DIP Daybreak. The largest was move concerning at 17 697 tons with a military grade engine. The Lamon was 66 000 tons however it was a commercial engine. Joint Chiefs was getting the feeling they were stabilising the wormholes. Like we seen them do before. This means they could express it with power ships. Interesting the ambassador Vizier Digleyaegha contacted the FF Toulouse to try and smooth over any objections we had, hard to say no when your got military ships backing you up.

4043, 30 December          Well if they want to play in our pond we will play in theirs, we have send the Chicago over and will survey looking for additional jump points out of there system.

4044, 1 March                Our Intelligence has gone to work. We have 11 Class and seen 29 Vessels, not as scary as I once thought. Although we have got details on 3 DDG Classes. Blood on Scales, The Eye of Jupiter and Epiphanies. Real nice names. What is concerning is their speed all of them been observed at 5,500km/s. The good news is our diplomatic rating are improving maybe they could be an ally after all.

4044 5 March                 Hold that though they have told Chicago they need to move on else they will be fired upon. Well Close borders it is then. Also as suspected they made a Gate system between the two worlds, with the end point in Aquarian Prime

4044, 17 March              SC Betsycoed has discovered another jump point in the Ceti system, it already has been stabilised. Even though they asked JS Chicago to leave we going to send them back and see if they allow transitory traffic.

4044, 5 May                 JS Chicago entered into a new system, into a mass of small freighters. This came up on the computer as 1 Bootis A, the computer must have a glitch all this Bootis systems. Captain Jarvis Puebla has renamed this the Puebla system as per administrative directives. The A1-V Star is 3 times the size and mass of Sol, which compared to what we seen elsewhere is tiny. The bright white star illuminates 3 planets Puebla II looks more then liveable if only it had more oxygen. You think it would with it Forested Mountains

4044, July 20               JS Chicago now been asked to leave the Puebla system. They have obviously laid claim to it.

4045, January              The Ranger Force got an overhaul on equipment and formation. More penetration power and a  little more armour upgrade but nowhere near the required for Cancun IV. But w should have force on hand to deal with things. Also the Mobile Imperium even booted out out Diplomatic vessel from Ceti. We have a IS vessel hanging near Ceti III, but it sensor are not power enough to grabe anything.

4045, 1 February          They are now claim Bootis system, this is not right. we had this system first unless they have colonised. I will move the JS Chicago around and see if they have a Colony anywhere.

4045, 6 Feburary          They have rejected our claim on Bootis, this will lead to a war perhaps. We are not ready. perhaps we give them Bootis for now.

4045, 26 February         Detected another Jump Point in the Ceti System, this one also has been stabilized, Cmdr Basil Pittsley consisted jumping in however there may not be Stabilisation on the other side leaving them trapped. He care about his crew and his Faith in Others to do the job later made him head for home.

4045, 3 March               Dr Milford Delph worked with Weedman Electronics to bring out a new range of Thermal Sensor sizes 250ton, 500tons, 10000 tons and 2000 tons. The ranges have improved since  the last batch.

4045, 12 May                Finally we have a scientist working in the Defensive Division it almost be 20 years since we had any adequate breakthroughs. Dr Cathy Vandermolen is working in this field.

4045, 18 August             Sc Maestaeg has found a jump point in the Sigma system.

4045, 12 September      Dr Miford Deph took another contract with Cowan Electronics and Amacher & Lannigan to develop new Missile Fire Control and Active Search Sensors. This Private contract work does not paid to bad.

4045, 29 December        Creation of the 3rd Ranger Regiment started.

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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait
« Last post by El Pip on September 05, 2021, 02:27:13 AM »
Things are not going well for Aquaria. The disaster on Cancun, the Mobile Imperium showing a complete lack of respect and the death/retirement of so many scientists all at once. And the mystery of Dr Elloitt Vandervort of course. ;)

Maybe just nuking Cancun from orbit is the best plan, then build up the fleet and kick the Mobile Imperium out of your system and teach them some respect. Aquarians clearly are not great at ground combat, hopefully they are better at fighting in space.
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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait - The Early Years
« Last post by ardem on September 04, 2021, 09:42:10 AM »
4040 - 4042

The Second Battle of Cancun IV end much like the first complete humiliation. However we made friends with the Ceti Aliens. However they did blow up our diplomatic vessel, for now we will pretend to forgive, only because we are so weak, however that will change. The Aquarians are not liking this hostile environment not once have they started a war. But in the End they will finish it.


Calendar Entries of Note

4040, 18 February          Captain Jarvis Puebla jumped into the new system, only to discover this linked to the Ceti System. Of all the dumb luck Captain Puebla was back here again. However this jump point was a little further out then the Bootis one. it was now a tactical nightmare. Two Jump points that could enter into the Aquarian space. Lets hope these Aliens are peaceful. On another the aliens have stabilised the jump point to the Bootis system.

4040, 18 April               Dr Luis Heinrichs had decided to retire on his 61 Birthday right in the middle of a project. He said that assistant Dr Milford Delph was more then capable of taking over. Joint Chiefs decided not to get him a card, what a A-Hole.

4040, 5 October            SC Penmarc discovered a jump point in the Cancun System. These Aliens in Cancun IV must not be space bound however they have great technology for ground forces but obviously not discovered the ability for space flight. Leaving them to themselves is an option however the Joint Cheifs want one more crack at the planet.

4040, 10 October          Dr Marcelo Vantassell now at the rip old age of 61 and still in poor health managed to battle through and come through with some upgrade jump drives. Already achieved several medals including the order of Aquaria, ten, Twenty and Thirty Years Service Medals, and Science Medal . A New award was created. For an Outstanding Contribution and service to Aquarian People, Dr Vantassell was awarded the Companion Order of Aquaria. The good Doctor had completed 35 Projects.

4040, 14 November      Dr Georgina Fairbank also retired at age 61 in the middle of a project. The Join Chiefs shook there head what is wrong with these civilians. Dr Karol Resch has taken over.

4040, 27 November      The Wisor system has been fully surveyed, unfortunately the route does not help us achieve any new linked outside systems we already know.

4040, 2 December       Dr Bob leasure has been working for years on a special project in regards to developing a Mech. This Basilisk assault Mech is 132 tons, mounts a Heavy Anti Vehicle laser Cannon Mount on one arm and a Medium autocannon mount on the other. Displayed as demonstration the Joint Chiefs were greatly impressed and decided to field a unit of 10 as unit in the upcoming operation.

4041, 5 February          Dr Bob Leasure awarded the Order of Aquaria, after completing 30 projects. The 62 Year old was happy as he celebrated with his wife and a number of friends afterwards.

4041, 5 February          After going through the personnel record we were missing a Dr Elloitt Vandervort. He must or retired or died. No one knows. (The narrator did not even see the event. LOL)

4041, 21 August          Diplomatic Vessel Volendam enter the Ceti System via the Bootis system. They current hold at the jump point if not contact is made they will head to Ceti II.

4041, 21 August          The Govenor Adalberto Revis Gave a speech to the !000's of troops on parade. 1st and 2nd Ranger Regiment was being deployed to Cancun IV, the time was hear.  Brigadier Hurrell and Coard were on hand to witness, there was a real lack of trained officers some of the units were incharge with Captains. Also Chief of the Army Brigadier Luanne Hurrell was going with her Troops. At 52 Years of age she was going in on that Combat Drop.

4041, 11 September      Dr Bob Leasure and Dr Pamela Borgese both retired on the same day, they were not involved in any projects . The Join Chiefs were super happy and provided a huge bash forboth of them. They reached 62 years of age, both have been famed celebrities of Science community.

4041, 1st October         IS Imushbim sat outside Cancun IV gather intelligence.

4041, 16 November      DIP Volendam went to Ceti II, and was destroyed in Orbit. 184 Ground Borne lasers destroyed it. Perhaps we did no understand the protocol. We should try again with another DIP vessel. We cannot afford a war with another alien species. We must try and communicate. We have communicated to our population it was a shipboard accident not ground fire that destroyed the DIP vessel.

4042, 22 March            JS Washington decided to have a little peak into the Un explored system. Sigma Phoenicis, now known as Sigma-P was a frightening experience the Jump point was only 89million miles from the B3-V Blue Giant that was 11 time the mass of Sol and 6 times the Size. The system had a single planet in the habitable zone however it was a very cold planet. But with 8 planets a hue amount of moons. it was an interesting system.

4042, 11 April 8:45AM  The 6 Frigates open fire on the Ground Forces as a huge wave of missiles headed inbound to the planet. Following the missiles were the Dropships of Battle Fleet all 2 Regiments ready to land.

          8:52                  First Wave of Size 1 Missile hit only doing a small amount of damage
          8:57                  The ASM hit with 3 battlewagon one combat Wagon and a AA Tank as the first casualties
          8:58                  1 Battle Wagon 2 Combat Wagons 1x battle wagon HQ and 1 AA Tank
          9:00                  3 Battle Wagon and 2 AA Tank. However no STO this going to be a rough right for the dropships.
          9:16                  DS 31, hit and damage but not destroyed. The 9th Heavy Ranger Co breathed a sigh of relief. The laser attacks were weak at 200,000 distance.
          9:16: 35            DS 36 Hit with 4 weapons but survive
          9:17                  DS 28 Destroyed 14th ranger Company Destroyed. DS 2troop transport destryed this might mean 5th Ranger Company Also wiped out.
         9:17:35              DS 5 Destroyed losing 1st Rgt Field Battery 2nd HAV Mobile Battery and 3rd Ranger Bn HQ.
         9:18                   DS 31 Destroyed. The troops however are down and digging in.
         9:26                   DS 17 and 37 also exploded
         9:34                   Due a Dropship losing power instead of the fleet continuing it halted for whatever reason we lost so many drop ships. Until the drop ships headed to The Battlefleet. 11 Drop ships laid in scrap and ruin around the planet. We only lost 2 going in however 9 going out. DS 10 recued many crews

4042, 16 April              Intelligence reports. 327x Battlewagons, 59x Combat Wagons, 39x AA Tanks, 1500x Warriors 20x AA Team
The Rakhas have attacked our small Beachhead, we set everyone into defensive formations. The Basilisk defenced against the war wagons destroying a single unit even with the 24 hits. For the full defence the enemy lost 1 Battlewagon, 2 warrirors and 1 AA tank. Whereas the Rangers were devastated once again, 164 heavy rangers, 12 Challenger Tanks, 8 Basilisk 5 Engineer LAVS .

Five Day Casualty Report

Second Attack Report
Enemy Casualties: 1 Battlewagon, 4 Warriors.
Our Casualties: 145 Heavy Rangers, 11 Rangers 6 Challenger Tanks

Third Attack Report
Enemy Casualties: 1 Warrior
Our Casualties: 60 Rangers, 60 Heavy rangers, 9 Supply Trucks 8 Field Guns, 2 Challenger Tanks 1x T-2 HAV Krait

Fourth Attack Report
Enemy Casualties: 5 Warriors
Our Casualties: 72 Heavy Rangers, 21 Rangers, 1 T-2 Krait

It goes on and on for 2 attack per day for 5 days, our forces are not going to hold and we going to lose 2 Full Regiments 10,000 men. For the enemies loss of a handful of Warriors  and few battlewagons, plus the complete loss of our Ground Officer Corp. Our ships had not even left the system and there was requests to withdraw. Fleet could not go in and withdraw these troops. It would mean the loss of the fleet. Army Command was so sure they outnumbered in tonnage 2 to 1 the opposition, but they were wrong. It was another slaughter. It was at this point Fleet said no more, we cannot continue to waste fine men on this dung heap, we will build some huge assault ships and glass this planet in the future.

2042, 28 May                It was all over. Every unit loss.

2042, 21 September      Aquarian Prime were shocked as a Ceti Alien Ship orbited the planet considering they blew up the Diplomatic vessel the shear arrogance to do the same over our home planet was amazing. However the Aquarian govenment let it happen they had just lost all 85% of their ground forces and The Fleet had not returned from Cancun and refitted.

2042, 1 October            The Aquarians have established Contact with the Ceti Aliens know as the Mobile Imperium. They no longer consider us hostile, which is nice and we have a neutral relationship.
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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait - The Early Years
« Last post by ardem on September 04, 2021, 03:37:29 AM »
4031 - 4039

This block of ten years turned into one of exploration. The Aquarian hoping to find a new planet to settle only found more aliens. The Economy almost collapsed however quick response put it back on track. The planning for the invasion was put back 10 years because there was just not enough capacity for lift.



Calendar Entries of Note

2031, 24 March                    After further analysis the campaign has been postponed, it has been estimated that a full division if not more need to be landed on Cancun IV. It has been decided that the Aquarian should launch into other jump points to see if a better options can be located.

2031, 8 April                       Dr Vantassell completed more efficiency into Jump Drives and continues to have a second lease in life in the Research Field.

2031, 3 August                   JS Washington and 2 Survey craft jumped into Jump Point 3 and discovered the new system of 2 Bootis. Now referred to the Fleet as Bootis. A quick analysis of the system includes ten planets orbiting a G9-III Yellow Star that almost ready to expand then die. There is two planets of interest however Booties III would be perfect except for the amount of Ammonia in the atmosphere. Still it worth exploring and surveying the system.

2032, 21 March                  Dr Vantassell upgraded the Commercial Jump Drives, this allowed an upgrade to the Troop transport ships. Greater speed and range, with more maintenance modules. Included are some Point Defence CIWS and increased armour.

Code: [Select]
Alexandria II class Troop Transport      30 480 tons       250 Crew       1 762.5 BP       TCS 610    TH 600    EM 0
984 km/s    JR 2-25(C)      Armour 7-86       Shields 0-0       HTK 62      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 9      PPV 0
MSP 825    Max Repair 100 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 6 000 tons     Cargo Shuttle Multiplier 2   
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 12.2 months    Flight Crew Berths 120   

Godspeed Aero Engines JC30K Commercial Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 30500 tons    Distance 25k km     Squadron Size 2

Jarette Turbine Commercial Ion Drive  EP200.00 (3)    Power 600    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 200    Explosion 4%
Fuel Capacity 1 250 000 Litres    Range 208.4 billion km (2450 days at full power)

Echevarria CIWS-120 (3x4)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12 000 km/s     ROF 5     

4032, 29 July                     Dr Elliot Vandervort worked hard on finished Replenishing Underway 20%. The Fleet was more Supply Ships then Fighting force currently but a ship like a Missile Collier would help, since the Frigates had such small magazines. Dr Elloitt was surprised to be given more funding straight after this effort. Maybe after all this time his efforts are being recognised.

4033, 3 January                 10 Financial Centres build due to decrease in the economy.

4033, 26 March                  Aquarian intelligence services employed Dr Luis Henrichs to work on a special project developing a Electronic Intelligence and Analysis Module. They plan to create a special ship for such a venture. A Special Naval Shipyard has also been established just for Intelligence services.

4033, 17 October               Dr Pamela Borghese completed more efficiency in the Construction Industry to 14BP. She then got set to work on a real interesting venture for herself, an Orbital Mining module. This would make asteroid mining a possible venture. As a few Asteroid in Bootis was discovered to have some wealth.

4034, 14 Feburary              Dr Elliot Vandervort after completed his Military Hangar Design, was desperate for a night out. Tonight was the Desperate & Dateless Science Single Ball. However Joint Chiefs phoned in and request he come straight away for a briefing. After the brief was laid out he was thinking why the hell was he brought in do these guys just like to screw with him. The Military just wanted a Very Large Fuel design something he given then many times before. Huge Sigh, no date, no fun.

4035, 26 May                    The 2nd Ranger Regiment had been created, around 29,000 ton in shipping. A Ranger Regiment now consisted of 3 Battalions. A Battalion consisted of;
          - Two  Heavy Ranger Companies, these were Heavy Power Armoured Troops
          - Two Ranger Companies which were just Powered Armoured Troops, each has a couple of Challenger Tanks for AT ability
          - A Field Battery Unit,
          - A Supply Unit
          - 5 Medium Tank Destroyers aimed for Heavy Vehicles.

4035, 31 July                    The Survey craft in Bootis was starting to think this was an end system as no jump points were located. However on the third last jump Point survey the discovery of a Jump point was detected.

4036, 22 May                    Dr Pamela Borghese developed a Jump Point Stabilisation Module building on her smaller module. However The Shipyards are at capacity still planning the invasion of Cancun IV. No production can be spared for a ship like this.

4037, 15 May                   The Aquarian Economy almost crashed and burned however an injection of 50 Financial Centres and Dr Pamela Borghese on Wealth creation saved it the economy from tanking. It was a very close think only 262 credits separated it from Debit before it turned around.

4038, 20 March               The Snow White Intelligence Vessel was created, sure it is slow. But the Aquarian are making it as Stealthy as we can. To Avoid combat.

4038, 1 September          The newly created Jump Ship Chicago jumped into the Jump point 2 in the Bootis system. This lead to a new System named 27 Ceti.  This system had a perfect habitable system on the second planet from the K0-III star. A slightly tinted orange star. # times the mass of Earth Star however much smaller then the Aquarii 10x Star. Ceti III and IV were temperature habitable without all that Methane. Capt Jarvis Puebla was concerned the system might be already inhabited, and did not want to lose a survey craft. It was decided to check out Ceti I and III, before considering II

4038, 2 September           The Jump Ship Los Angeles jumped into a new system know as 9 Bootis, because of the naming issue of having two bootis system the system was renamed after the captain, as per the chartered guidelines. The system is now know as Wisor. Captain Weson Wisor looked at the two lonely planets, and shrugged at the system now given his name, being a bit of a Philosophy Buff he could not come up with the adequate statement for the system and his name. Atleast the Star a K3-III was quiet beautiful to look at. He had not issues sending in his survey ships it looked  like quiet system.

4038, 19 September           SC Betwsycoed in the Ceti System detected a super fast ship heading for them, no more then 6m km away. The Survey ship was hovering over Ceti III Surveying and the ship came out of no where. Commander Julia Barbas stood on the bridge as urgency spread, she had a history of not listening to her subordinates, apart from being distant and a little malicious. Julia ran through the various options, running was no good, they did not have a diplomacy module, but let hope the alien ship would try and hail them. Cmdr Barbas sent a signal to Chicago advise what to do however the message would not come back for some time.

       12.45pm                   Alien Vessel hovered 50km away, however communication is not established. Cmdr Barbas thought she will finish the survey and head back to Chicago these Aliens might be friendly.

4038, 23 September        Three more alien vessel were approaching, registring on TacNet as a different class. Communication attempts were made which have resulted in limited progress. The speed of this alien species is concerning as they are travelling double to triple of our fastest ships.

4038, 1 October              Significant Progress has been made with the Ceti aliens in regards to communications.

4038, 13 October            Cmdr Barbas was decided to move the ship to a jump survey location in space closer tot he Jump ship to see if they would follow however away from Sc Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or as the the shipboard crew call SC Leny.

4038,  22 October           A Alien vessel was heading towards the Chicago, So far the aliens have not been aggressive. however Captain Puebla was unsure if he should jump away or hold position. He was cursed wishing the Jump Ship had some type of weapon. Why did Ship design Department not give this ship any combat power was beyond him.

4038, 23 October           One ship contact became three ships.

4038, 2 November         Six Ships now surrounded JS Chicago and not all looked peaceful. That was enough for Capt Puebla to call a recall of the two Survey Vessels.

4038, 19 November        JS Chicago jumped back to Bootis and headed back to Aquarii Prime to share the news and request a Diplomatic Vessel to be created to talked to this Alien Species.

4038, 28 May                JS Chicago returned. It will refuel and head to Wisor to help out there.

4039, 26 June              A Jump point detected in the Visor System

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Ardem's Fiction / Re: The Long Wait
« Last post by ardem on August 31, 2021, 01:13:04 AM »
Sorry I cannot take credit for the names it what ever the computer gives me I think it set to United States names. As that has the most mix of races.

But I did like Numbers Voth sound very cool I agree.

I am really not sure if the Aquarian succeed in the end, I am writing as i am playing, been busy the as two days will get a chance tomorrow for another play. Since this is my first run through with C# I am learning things along the way and this I guess is why we seeing mistakes LOL.

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