Reports from the frontier are streaming in. Here's DaveO's mission update from the G'wriss System. Check out the rest over at Crius.net.
Dallas hopes that our Shrike bombers can handle the destroyers since they look very big. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. I target a Manta since it’s the biggest threat to fighters and bombers. I nail the Manta, and Dallas says that the turrets on the destroyers are trashing his ship. I pursue another Manta, and make a minor bump to a friendly Confed fighter. Dallas ejects from his fighter, so it sounds like the destroyer got the best of him. While still working on whittling down the Manta, and Confed pilot is killed in action. I finish off the Manta, and notice that the only ships within easy range are Squids.
I notice a torpedo from one of our bombers hit the engines on one of the destroyers. It’s not going anywhere, and I have the Squid in my gun sights. It becomes sushi, and I go after another Squid. That ship launches a missile, but all it does is take down my shields. I blast the Squid into tiny tidbits, and notice that when they spread their wings to attack it makes a huge target profile. This is a perfect opportunity to use some Dragonflies. I’m blasting at a third Squid, and the bombers have disabled the engines on the other destroyer. I’m going after yet another Squid, and miss my target with a Dragonfly.
Stiletto then says that she also has to eject, and I’m thinking that these destroyers must have a lot of turret firepower. A torpedo hits the bridge of a destroyer, and that capital ship is scratched. I dispatch another Squid, and the bombers smack down the other destroyer. I come at a direct pass on a Squid, and it takes down my shields and forward armor with a missile hit. I get on its tail and start shredding it with guns. I also get a hit in with a Dragonfly, and that Squid is soon shredded.
There is still one Squid left, and it presents a perfect profile to use a Dragonfly. My guns finish that fighter off, and this zone is clear. I head back to the Midway, and they tell us that we still have the cruiser to deal with for our next mission but we do have an upper hand since we have just one enemy capital ship to deal with instead of three. Rachel congratulates me on making some right moves, and says that it looks like I have the right stuff.
That... is a lot of Vampires! This collection has it all: the original sketch, rendering after high-resolution rendering showing off the FMV model, Claw Marks 'line art'... even advertising material. There's no mystery here, though - after all, the fighter was used in a lot of advertising and on the cover of the box itself!
- Community Replay - General Discussion
- WC1 Week 1 - Enyo, McAuliffe, Gimle, Gateway, Cheng-du
- WC1 Week 2 - Brimstone, Dakota, Kurasawa, Rostov, Port Hedland, Hubble's Star
- WC1 Week 3 - Venice, Hell's Kitchen, Alternate Paths
- Secret Missions Week 1 - Goddard, Border Zone, Midgard
- Secret Missions Week 2 - Jotunheim, Bifrost
- Secret Missions Week 3 - Valgard, Vigrid
- SM2: Crusade Week 1 - Firekka
- SM2: Crusade Week 2 - Corsair, Near Firekka
- SM2: Crusade Week 3 - Corsair, Charon
- WC2 Week 1 - Gwenydd, Niven
- WC2 Week 2 - Niven, Ghorah Khar
- WC2 Week 3 - Novaya Kiev, Heaven's Gate
- WC2 Week 4 - Heaven's Gate, Tesla
- WC2 Week 5 - Enigma
- WC2 Week 6 - K'tithrak Mang
- SO1 Week 1 - Pembroke
- SO1 Week 2 - Rigel
- SO1 Week 3 - Ghorah Khar 1
- SO1 Week 4 - Ghorah Khar 2
- SO2 Week 1 - Canewdon 1
- SO2 Week 2 - Canewdon 2
- SO2 Week 3 - Canewdon 3
- SO2 Week 4 - Ayer's Rock
- WC3 Week 1 - Orsini
- WC3 Week 2 - Tamayo, Locanda
- WC3 Week 3 - Blackmane, Ariel/Delius
- WC3 Week 4 - Caliban, Torgo
- WC3 Week 5 - Loki, Alcor
- WC3 Week 6 - Freya, Hyperion
- WC3 Week 7 - Kilrah
- WC4 Week 1 - Hellespont, Tyr, Masa
- WC4 Week 2 - Silenos, Orestes
- WC4 Week 3 - Pasqual, Peleus
- WC4 Week 4 - Circe, Speradon
- WC4 Week 5 - Telamon, Axius, Ella
- WC4 Week 6 - Talos, Sol
- WCP Week 1 - H'rekkah
- WCP Week 2 - G'wriss
Thanks to Captain Johnny for both archiving and providing this material!
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The Attack Begins... Soon
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