Episode 4 - Losing Mission 5 - Supply Run

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Supply Run
Date 2668.364.1820
Fighter Rapier
Wingmen Sparrow and Longshot
Other Friendly Ships TCS Francis Drake
2 wings of Stilettos (CAP)
Objectives
  • Primary
    • Find and Protect the TCS Columbia
    • Find and Protect the TCS Challenger
Previous Episode 3 - Losing Mission 4B - Charging to Sirius
Episode 3 - Winning Mission 4 - Destroyer Rescue
Next Episode 4 - Losing Mission 6 - Convoy Hunting



Preflight Conversations

Briefing

Briefing: Well, Captain, it looks like we may finally see some action. All things considered, it's pretty small consolation, but I guess it's still good news. Here's the situation. The advance of the Kilrathi fleet means that we are now essentially behind enemy lines. We'll be trying to break through to the other side soon enough... but first, the Admiral has ordered us to inflict as much damage as possible on the enemy's supply vessels. So, I want you to deploy your wings in search of the enemy. Before that happens, however, there is another, equally vital job for you. Before pulling out, the fleet has managed to dispatch one more resupply convoy in our direction. We know that this convoy has gotten through the Kilrathi lines... and now we need to find them and bring them to the Firekka before the cats do. Unfortunately, the convoy can't radio their position to us - obviously, they want to attract as little attention as possible. So, you will need to search these three navpoints. Once you've found the convoy, bring them straight back to the Firekka.

Mission Layout

Player Notes

The player must find and escort two transports back to the Firekka. They must travel through three nav points to find the transports.

Ejection always means rescue, but unless it happens after the player's returned to the Firekka, it means mission failure.

The transports appear randomly among the three nav points. The contents of the nav points are randomized from three options.

Option 1: three Drakhri. If the player arrives here after meeting the two Clydesdales (i.e., he disregards his flight plan), these additional ships appear, on top of the normal ones: three Krants.

Option 2: 2 Kamekhs and six Sartha. If the player arrives here after meeting the two Clydesdales (i.e., he disregards his flight plan), these additional ships appear, on top of the normal ones: three Hhriss six Drakhri.

Option 3: TCS Columbia and TCS Challenger

When the player finds the transports they will also encounter Shok’lar stealth fighters. These can make short work of the transports if you let them so be on your toes when they decloak and quickly hit them with guns and missiles. They aren’t very well protected so you can down them fairly easily.

If you saved the transports your fighter stocks will be resupplied, if not they remain the same.