I'm still hashing out the fine details of this, but I promised I'd get the thread up overnight so here it is. I've looked carefully at everyone's requests for commands and tried to accomodate everyone that I could.
It is the year 2581.
The reunification war has been raging for years, with many numerous and bloody battles having been fought. Pushed to the brink, the Taurian Navy has resorted to hit and run tactics, savaging the supply lines of the SLDF Navy. Frustrated, High Command is looking for a knock out blow, something that will finally cripple the Taurian Navy once and for all. From their frustration, the 13th Fleet was born. Cobbled together from across the Inner Sphere, the 13th fleet has been outfitted with the newest ships and fighters for one purpose, to hunt down and destroy the elusive Taurian 3rd Fleet, their most powerful and last remaining naval power. The men of the 13th fleet are confident, but the Taurians are on their home turf, and are defending their nation and their families...
Commanders, the 13th Fleet is being ordered to investigate a little known star system nicknamed Prospector's Paradise. Probes and recon jumpships have reported picking up sporadic transmissions coming from the system. Intel reports decryptions of the transmissions indicate the central star of the system may be being used as a refueling and recharging point for the Taurian Navy. Recent reports indicate the Taurian 3rd Fleet has been identified within two jumps of Prospector's Paradise. High Command has ordered Admiral Coontz to take the 13th Fleet to Prospector's Paradise, engage any Taurian forces, and await the Taurian 3rd Fleet.
The system itself is quite bland, with a Class B star surround by 3 satellites. The closest sateillite is a small rocky planetioid. A small asteroid field separates the planetoid from two large gas giants.
13th Fleet Composition
1 New Syrtis Class Carrier (Flagship)
1 Samarkand Block 1 Class Carrier
2 Avatar Class Battle Cruisers
1 Congress Class Frigate
1 Riga Class Frigate
2 Quixote Class Frigates
5 Baron Class Destroyers
4 Vincent Class Corvettes
4 Bonaventure Class Corvettes
4 Valiant Class Corvettes
Taurian 3rd Fleet Composition
1 Winchester Class Cruiser (Confirmed)
4 Wagon Wheel Class Frigates (Rumored - Unconfirmed)
Unknown Number of Pinto Class Corvettes
Pretty standard stuff, no Godmodding or grandstanding. This is a naval battle with two capable foes. Your ship will take damage, ships will be lost. Multiple characters are allowed and encouraged. For right now I'd like to keep RPers to one side or another - (if it gets dry or we have issues I'll allow people to play both sides). This type of RP is pretty new to all of us, so we'll play it by ear, however if someone shoots at your ship and they hit it - describe the damage, don't contradict. PM me if you want crippling damage or a ship destroyed etc - I'll figure out an unbiased way to do it.
New Syrtis Class Carrier - SLS Basel - Oni Storm
Samarkand Class Carrier - ChaosGrinder
Avatar Class Battle Cruiser - SLS Prometheus - Listless Nomad (we'll see about this one)
Congress Class Frigate - SLS Sparrowhawk - Red Duck
Riga Class Frigate - SLS Voidwalker - Sparks Murphey
Vincent Class Corvette - SLS Defiant - Grafvitnir
ALL other ships are unclaimed.
Taurian Naval Commanders
Listless Nomad (doubling up)
SLDF ASF Squadron Commanders
The 806th "Shieldbreakers" Attack Squadron/ 888th "Snowmen" Interceptor Squadron (Riga) - Sparks Murphey
If you would like to play as the Taurian side - post it here, but don't post your ship type. PM me and I'll PM you with the Taurian order of battle. I want to keep a little bit of surprise for the SLDF. That being said, feel free to post here with ship class you'd like to command, or fighter squadrons, or as a marine. Feel free to post Bios as well if you'd like. I do ask that you stick to two main characters at most - just so things don't get bogged down. If anyone has a huge beef with the ships presented - and are just dying to captain a type of ship not in the SLDF order of battle let me know. I'd like to accomodate as many people as possible!
Lastly I'd like to thank everyone for being willing to participate in my grand experiment. I hope we have some fun!
Edited by Listless Nomad, 28 August 2012 - 09:03 AM.