3 battles, late into the night…
- Free4All, 310L, victor = B. Montel’s combination of a Fed CM & a Klingon-converted Sparrowhawk threw Belkov a little, but not enough to stop his K7CN and SKE from being triumphant, despite the loss of his SKE.
- Free4All, 480L, victor = B. Montel’s NCF & NVS were hardpressed against an ISC Echelon of a CCY, CSL &FFE. Against their 4 PPDs the NCF was lost and the NVS barely managed to escape.
- BattleFest Lite, victor = M. Feds vs ISC again, during which Montel spent mostly on the losing end, until a last-minute….
As can often happen in a “fest,” the first ship you get can make or break you. As fond as I am of Javelin, the little sister ship to Bloodwing, it is merely a glorified PF without much of a punch. Belkov’s DDG did more damage than he realized, leaving poor Javelin with only a few engine boxes and no weapons. Still, as a PF, it gave the impression of being more capable by still having maneuverability. Knowing the end was near I managed to circle back to the DDG and Belkov obliged by performing an overrun just as it self-destructed. Watching the explosion elicited a chuckle from Montel of “that was fun.” The CAI Montel received next beat the DDG and the was lost to Belkov’s CAAZ,, which in turn lost to Montel’s DNL. Though it wasn’t too badly damaged, there seemed little hope against the DNZ it faced. To give it’s shields a chance to restore, Montel took the DNL around the nearby planet, wondering if Belkov would follow or attempt to meet head on. Since he followed, Montel took the DNL back around to face it’s opponent. After some wicked exchange of rire though, my DNL was still not too bad off, and the DNZ had taken the inside orbit of the planet. Inspiration led to a quick grab with a tractor beam and a hard right turn towards the planet.
I hope it doesn’t sound like gloating, but after being caught more than a couple times recently by a tractor ‘n pummel, it felt good to return the favor. Sometimes desperation is the key to victory.
3 Free4All battles. Victories Montel = 2, B = 1
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A) Free4All 300 L M= Hyd LB & KN+ vs Orion DWC & DCR3
winner Montel. Engine doubling has been disabled in OP14, making pirates harder to use
B) Free L 450 Fed NCL+ NCF FQS vs 3xSaberHawks
Winner = Belkov. F-NCF caught at close range by tractor, couldn’t break free
C)Free4, L 650
F-XCSp Bloodwing & NCL-M Akagi vs Lyran DDNP, DDNP, DDD+
Victory = Montel
A more epic evening, 5 battles, all Free4All. victories – T = 4, B = 1
A) Free4 L 300, duration 11:59
Hyd LMCC & ERL DD vs KCR
Hydrans lose fighters; overrun on cloaked ship with fusion beams
Victory = M
B) Free4 L 450, duration = 11:”05
Hyd Iron Duke DN & ERL DD vs 2x SaberHawk & 1 SkyHawk-E
vitory = M
C) Free4All L 400, duration 8:15
F-NCB & HDW vs Orion X-DN1
Victory = M
D)Free4All; in Nebula. Historical Re-Enactment of “Sauce for the Goose,” SD3565.7 (#69, 8904.10)
F-CB & NCL DaVinci vs K7C Phoenix & K7NB Saladin
“victory = M” (mostly inconclusive,as was the original SFB version)
E) Free4 A 444, duration = 27:22
F-BCP (PF-A, -B, -L, -P) vs Ly DDNP
victory = Belkov
3 battles, 2 Free4All & 1 Fest. Overall duration 2:33
- Free4All, 300L, victor = B. Duration 19:47
F-DWp & FFL vs KRCS
- Free4All, 400L, victor = B. Duration 14:55
Andromedan Intruder, Viper & 2 Viper-PF vs NHK, SBH, K4RB
- Slugfest, victor = M. Durataion 39:23
Fed (BCP/DVLX/BB) vs R (FHK/DMNC/K10R)
More Details to follow
2 battles, with no vox, chat only. Overall duration 2 hours
(Since my TARDIS is stuck in “fast-forward,” catching up on some previous game nights has been done incrementally…)
3 battles, Montel = 2, Belkov =1.
- Free4All, 280, L Duration 28:20
F-NCL & DDL
victor = M
Belkov states that he seemed to get lose control of his wingman
- Free4All, 450 L Duration 12:02
F-NCF & NVS (A10s & F18s) vs OmniHawk-P
victor = M
fighter drones were launched close enough to maintain lock-on when OMH cloeaked.
- Free4All, 800 L, duration 18:57
F-DNL, CM, NCF vs R-OmniHawk, 2x FHKD
victor = B
F-DNL manages to escape, others lost.