Holding the Line: Chapter 127Take some time to read the latest chapter of Holding the Line, titled "On Deadly Ground". You can find it here. Here's Raptor's introduction...
Hey all, Raptor here.
HTL continues with part eight of the Tiger Hunt series, called "On Deadly Ground." We're now going to take a break from the Forge's battle against the Nephilim dreadnaught and take a look at the Border Worlds forces distracting the Nephilim. As you saw in part seven, the Border Worlders had deliberately revealed the position of their carriers to draw the Nephilim fighters towards them, and away from the capital ships targeted by the rest of the Combined Fleet. The major drawback to that plan though, is that the flight wings from three different super carriers are now poised to descend on the Border Worlders. This chapter picks up from there, and is written by yours truly, so please send any and all comments to me.
A couple of notes about Border Worlds tactics and fighting styles: I'm working on the theory that the Border Worlders, having older and fewer ships and fighters than Confed does, would have trouble fighting a conventional fleet action. Instead, I would expect that they use their better knowledge of the "terrain" and their unconventional tactics to good effect. I would also expect them to be pretty ruthless when they had to be, as they showed in WC4 by destroying the transports filled with infected Telamon refugees.