Raptor has sent us the latest HTL installment. They're up to 205 chapters and well over a million words.
Hey all, Raptor here
Some of our older visitors may still remember a recurring feature that we had on the CIC in 1999 and 2000. On most days we would post a news bulletin from Privateer 2, a good many of which were attributed to star reporter Tony Knox. He's not listed in the Tri-System's database, so all we know about Knox is that he'd report on just about anything:
HTL continues with the second part of "Check And Mate", a four parter written by myself and Joe Guida. As you saw in the last chapter, Battlegroups Valkyrie and Rapier had joined forces to fight two Nephilim carrier battlegroups that had broken through the defensive line established by the Combined Fleet. This story picks up from there. Please send any and all comments either to me or to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The story is at: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~theraj/archives/ch205.htm
The full list of articles is available here. And here's a special bonus news brief from the Privateer 2 website that wasn't included in the game.
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- Gardening tips
- War correspondence
- Crime reports
It's Not Faith, It's Space Combat
Fans of the Wing Commander Movie's large battles and CGI now have an easier way to cut straight to the highlights. hasan 15m has distilled the film down to just these sequences, and the result is an eight and a half minute action fest. The order has also been redone to create a new narrative, although some bits could be considered out of place and that's a wacky thumbnail graphic. (2018-07-21)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Pompei Man
You know what they say, you're either an earthworm or a Wild Eagle... (2018-07-20)
More Secret Ops Updates Coming
DefianceIndustries has announced the release date for the next big update to the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. The new version will make its debut at the CIC 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 18! This should include the grand revamp of the TCS Midway, which we're all anxious to see. (2018-07-19)
Universe Map Origins Revealed in "Wing 5" Progression Map
Here's a peek at an interesting prototype of the Wing Commander Universe Map included with Wing Commander Prophecy. We first caught a glimpse of this during our 2012 trip to the University of Texas archive. While the final map detailed many sectors where most of the main events happened in the series, this appears to be a little snippet that just traces through the events of WCP. (2018-07-18)
One Month To Party Time!
Today we'd like to officially announce our annual Birthday Party for the CIC's 20th Anniversary! This year we'll be observing the event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT and 11:00 pm GMT). We'll be celebrating two decades of Wing Commander community at wcnews. (2018-07-17)