BlendMeAnother Posted April 19, 2008 Report Share Posted April 19, 2008 Normally President <needs name> disliked the planetary news media reports. This report was one of the rare ones that made him smile. “This is Bent Krockman with an important news flash… According to sources high up in the government an embarrassing defeat was thrust into the claws of the would-be invaders known as The Black Cloud. Details are classified but we can reveal that the BCL War Dreadnaught was completely obliterated by one of our own Festivous class Nova Dreadnaughts. In related news, White Shadow Imperium forces were also stunned by the presence of a Festivous in high orbit. Three White Shadow Imperium troop transports joined the war dreadnaught in the agony of defeat as their mangled and pitted hulks entered the atmosphere and burned up in a fiery display.” President <needs name> looked up from the holotank as his war advisor entered the room. Grand Admiral Larry accessed the main computer and called up the display. With a smile, Larry began the report. “Mr. President, we cooked their scaly, pustule ridden butts! That 20 megaton war dreadnaught barely scratched our shields. The overwhelming firepower of the Festivous class completely burned through their estimated 10.75 billion shield points and incinerated that ship in a single salvo! We one-shotted them! Those witless pansies never even had an opportunity to hit the escape pods, there were no survivors. We were fortunate to salvage enough bits and pieces to give a fair analysis of their technology. Of course the 7.5 million tons of troop transports of the hapless White Shadow Imperium never stood a chance. Simply spectacular.” The President gazed at Grand Admiral Larry for a moment then spoke. “Larry, I share your sentiment but you might wish to contain your joy just a bit. Remember, we did lose those ground bases in the last engagement. And aren’t there reports of an 81kt scout being overdue? It may have succumbed to recent action.” Grand Admiral Larry looked chastised. “You're right Mr. President. But consider. In the three recent major engagements our losses amounted to less than 4 megatons of outdated equipment. In exchange, we’ve eliminated over 27 megatons of what must have been some of their most recent technology. Certainly their shields were on par with our Mk9 version and those weapons generated what amounts to 256 damage points per ton. Don’t forget the engines which we project will provide equivalent thrust at the next step of Total Conversion engine development. And the computer systems appeared to have some sort of neural interface with a holographic tank. We're close but cannot yet match their engine or computer tech levels. In addition to the naval forces annihilated, a major invasion force was decimated before it ever had a chance to besmirch our soil. Based on the chunks that remained freeze dried and in a relatively stable orbit, we estimate that they were able to pack in the equivalent of 252 division’s worth of troops in those weak transports. Truly a staggering loss by any standards. The President allowed himself a grin. “Perhaps your jubilation is justified Larry. Maintain your forces in orbit as we put the new groundbases into operation. Continue with your plans for an offensive into Black Cloud and White Shadow space. It's time to take the battle to these pathetic creatures. Soon their population will toil in our mines and serve as feature attractions in our Imperial Zoo's." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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