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STARDATE: 8041.9, DEFENSE OUTPOST 89, NEAR THE KLINGON NEUTRAL ZONE, 0732 HRS FST
TO DIE LIKE A WARRIOR:
Captain Kekja smiled as he watched his men die around him. ‘Noble warriors all’ he thought as they tried in vain to keep the weapons powered and the ship fighting. He himself blead from a gash in his leg left by a piece of the navigation console that had exploded. “Take power from deck 8 and transfer it to the forward disruptors!” he barked and the destroyer closed with their target. Already they had scored several minor hits on the powerful defense station, but the ship had paid a hefty toll for just those few scratches.
Kekja held his final maneuver even as the ship shuddered from another hit. The port warp engine had been destroyer. Precious power leaked into space. There would be no escape now.
“Hull breach on Deck 2 and 3…heavy casualties” reported the communication officer, one of the few without a wound of some kind.
Phaser lanced out at the destroyer. More warriors were dead. Yet still he the captain held. “Wait…” he ordered. ‘Just a few more seconds…’
“NOW!” The ship shuddered and groaned as it spun around 180 degrees. The internal dampeners were already strained and the crew was buffeted as the ship pivoted. “FIRE!” Kekja ordered. At near point blank range the destroyer fired its last gasp. The torpedo rocketed across the void as a single beam of energy struck the space stations shields. It was just enough. The communication antenna crumpled under the combined damage.
“Signal the fleet – QUICKLY!” But the message was already on it’s way. Kekja’s crew new their jobs; knew the importance of this mission. Kekja nodded even as he watched the stations defenses reach towards his ship. “Noble warriors” he thought as the last of his men died.
Lay out one 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 R-1 Type 1 Invictus Defense Outpost (Defense Outpost 89)
1 D-18C Class VI Destroyer (IKV K’tukas)