Here's a very interesting quote from the latest PC Gamer FreeLancer preview: "Freelancer was conceived by Wing Commander legend Chris Roberts, who's now in Hollywood working on movies, including a rumored Wing Commander 2 heading straight to video." Are they just confusing the TV show? Are we confusing the TV show? Are there two Wing Commander projects? Time will tell...
Take 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.