Episode 3 - Winning Mission 4 - Destroyer Rescue

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Destroyer Rescue
Date 2668.359.1920
Fighter Rapier
Wingmen Longshot and Hades
Other Friendly Ships 2 wings of Rapiers, TCS Sao Paolo, TCS Breslau (both Exeter-class destroyers)
Objectives
  • Primary
    • Protect the Sao Paolo
  • Hidden Primary
    • Protect the Breslau
Previous Episode 3 - Winning Mission 3A - Rearguard Action OR Episode 3 - Winning Mission 3B - Holding the Line
Next Save both destroyers
Episode 4 - Winning Mission 1 - Clearing the Path
Lose the Sao Paolo
Episode 4 - Losing Mission 1 - Supply Run



Preflight Conversations

Briefing

There is no briefing. This mission is a scramble.

Mission Layout

Player Notes

Many have found this mission to be very difficult. It can be, if you allow it to. Use of the Nav Map and positioning of your fighter are crucial in this mission. You fly a Rapier on this mission. Longshot and Hades are your wingmen.

If you lost the Verdun previously your only way to continue with the Winning path is to save Sao Paulo. Otherwise you will move onto the Losing path.

At the Sao Paulo Nav is the TCS Sao Paulo along with six Drakhri and nine Grikaths. Your primary targets are the Grikath. They tend to line up for their torpedo attacks from the rear of the Sao Paulo. Your best bet is to position yourself near the rear of the destroyer and use your Nav Map to locate which Grikath are targeting the destroyer. After twelve of the first fifteen in the first wave have been shot down a second wave comprised of six Krants and three Gothri appear.

Be on the watch for incoming torpedoes as you can shoot them down before they impact the Sao Paulo. You should be able to easily complete this mission using this method.

After leaving the Sao Paulo the player encounters an intercept nav containing three Kamekhs, three Krants, and five Sartha. After forty-five seconds the TCS Breslau and the three Rapiers of Delta Wing appear. None of the Kamekhs attack the Breslau so your primary concern is to destroy the fighters.

If both destroyers are saved the mission is a success, if not it is a failure.