|BATTLE OF ANDROMEDA
STARDATE: 1/9410.06, ON APPROACH TO ANDROMEDA: 7.13 S, 0.82 E, 1910 HRS FST
BY ANDROMEDA’S LIGHT :
“Long range scans indicate there is a presence in the system – 8 or more ships.” Krevtek’s science officer was young and inexperienced, but seems to be up to the job. Krevtek decided not to discipline the young man now. ‘Perhaps later – if he doesn’t improve quickly!’
“Keep scanning” he instructed in the traditional battle-language. This would be the first significant combat Krevtek and his unit had seen in years. The invasion of the Federation and it’s border worlds would be quick. Command had indicated that after a dozen or less combat actions, the Federation and it’s allies would surrender the target planets and consolidate their losses. Krevtek worried this would be his only battle. He had no idea how wrong he and the rest of the Empire were.
Krevtek glanced at his second officer. A far more experienced warrior, he was double checking the reading knowing Krevtek would need more accurate information on the enemy units. He glanced back at Krevtek with frustration in his eyes. ’16’ he mouthed so Krevtek knew the real number.
“My lord…uh – there appears to be… more vessels than originally indicated!” the science officer stammered.
‘Perhaps a more public display IS in order’ though Krevtek. “If you’re going to stay alive on this ship, boy, you had BETTER learn to be more accurate. Because if I guess wrong thanks to your ineptitude, then NONE of us will live long!”
“Glory is only glorious when your alive, boy!” growled the first officer, standing just behind the younger science officer.
“Break formation and reform in wings.” announced the second officer. Every man new his job and the officers of the Atrocity were well versed in the captain’s battle tactics. No one thought twice about the order.
“I suggest we let the Rivalry and her wind take the lead. There’s been some – grumbling from that particular unit, sir.” The first officer was well aware that he was in line for Krevtek’s command when Krevtek retired in 8 months. Eliminating an ambitious rival would help secure his place as the new unit commander. Krevtek simply smiled at the ambitious man.
“Perhaps your right,” he said. “Relay the orders. And bring shields to full power!”
Lay out two Star Trek Combat Simulator map-sheet in the configuration shown. Place 1 planet along the left side map within 4 hexes of the edge of the combat area. This represents the area of space where the conflict takes place. Use the Graduate Starship Tactics Course rules in this scenario.
1 Anton Mk I Class X Cruiser (USS Benek)
3 D-16A Class VI Destroyer (IKV Dredger, IKV Furylance, IKV Swiftwind)