STARDATE: 8055.5, EDGE OF THE TAAL TAN SYSTEM, 0718 HRS FST
INTO THE BREECH:
The Bosch continued to scan deep. So far, the Klingons had stayed away. Soon, the Lydney would take the Bosch’s place and they would be headed back for some well deserved rest.
But the Klingons had other plans in mind. They closed rapidly, intent on the space station. The Bosch and her squadron took up their positions. A second squadron was headed in, and the Alliance’s battle group was also on it’s way. That’s when it all went wrong.
The freighter Eskin had started to run, heading away from the station. But it had just left sensor range when they reported a Klingon cruiser was closing on them. If the Bosch broke off to help the freighter, the station would be defenseless. If they stayed, the freighter would never make it to deep space. Captain Deering of the Bosch did the only thing he could think of. He ordered the Eskin back to the station.
Now Deering faced an even greater dilemma. He needed all his firepower to slow the approaching Klingon fleet. And his reinforcements were still minutes away. Yet somewhere out there was another Klingon squadron, closing rapidly.
Deering decided to face the problem he could see. The Bosch began firing as soon as the first Klingon was in range
Lay out two Star Trek Combat Simulator map-sheet in the configuration shown. This represents the area of space where the conflict takes place. Use the Graduate Starship Tactics Course rules in this scenario.
1 Liberty Mk III Class VI Freighter (Ake, Ventre)
On Phase 1 of turn 3 the defending force receives the following reinforcements:
1 Abbe Mk I Class XI Destroyer (Eldin)
On Phase 1 of turn 4 the defending force receives the following reinforcements:
1 Kodiak Mk I Class XVI Battleship (Overby)
1 L-24A Class XIII Battleship (Grand Victory)
On turn 6 the Attacking force receives the following reinforcements:
The attacking force wins a major victory if they can cause 20 points of superstructure damage to the R-1 station or can score a successful Sensor and Bridge hit. The defending force wins a major victory if they can destroy the L-24 or more than half of the attacking force.