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The Firekka Triumph
Wing Commander 2: Vengeance of the Kilrathi
Gwynedd System - Series 1 - Mission 1
The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong
In a last ditch effort, the Kilrathi were launching an assault on the Tiger's Claw. It didn't take a genius to figure out what our missions would be.
Protect the carrier from all incoming fighter wings.
1. Three Dralthi attacked at launch, quickly followed by three more Dralthi, five Salthi, and three Hhriss, one piloted by a Drakhai.
Maniac was a real basket case. I didn't expect anything different after the last mission. As soon as we saw an enemy, I would hear him say "Ramming speed." Whenever I tried to order him to do something, his reply was simply "What?" It didn't make things any easier.
Since the survival of the carrier was vital, I decided before the mission that I would just ignore Maniac's actions. He was on his own this time.
We were fortunate that the first 11 fighters were just Dralthi and Salthi. In the heavy Raptor, we could trade a few punches with them without losing any major systems. It allowed us to hit them hard with full guns on their first pass, then let our shields regenerate before pursuing them with afterburners from the rear.
The Hhriss piloted by the Drakhai was the toughest. It would have helped if I could have told Maniac to attack my target, but he wasn't listening. I finally took the Hriss down with a perfect afterburner slide, followed by full guns and an IR missile.