Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Operation Lunar Eclipse

Counter-revolutionaries aligning themselves with the extremist Jedhadist faction have begun operating in the Corellian Sector. Even while declaring allegiance to the defunct and corrupt Old Republic they have begun a campaign of terror, raiding trade routes, sending VBED's against military and civil administration installations and infiltrating the civilian population, especially criminal elements.

Two space stations have been identified as serving as hubs for insurgent activity; providing fuel and supplies for smugglers and as a staging post for raids. Task Force Broken Anvil is to locate and destroy these stations. As the stations have been under insurgent control for so long, there will be few civilians remaining and those who are present will be actively collaborating with the insurgents.

Task Force Broken Anvil
Threat assessment
Minimal - while some dissident polities are suspected of supplying the insurgents with money and in some cases actual ships, no hostile warships have been detected in the area.

Initial Phases
Intelligence on enemy presence instantly proved wrong upon dropping out of hyperspace. Insurgent ships present in force. Gozanti carrier groups GC-N78g and GC-Y49g are thrown into disarray and collide with each other and VSD Illustrious.

GSD Demolisher begins it's attack run on the left flank while Illustrious attempts to hold the centre. Cruiser Dragon attempts to reorientate itself to protect the Illustrious' stern.

Fighter wings under Mauler and Howlrunner tie up and destroy insurgent fighters, intelligence later reports that several important counter-revolutionary leaders had to make emergency jumps to evade destruction.

Later Phases
Demolisher completes it's attack run, destroying one station, right before having to make an emergency jump out of combat, having suffered major damage.

Insurgent bombers manage to breach the defences of the Illustrious forcing her to make an emergency jump.

Dragon attempts to jump out but is damaged mid-jump. She is recovered later suffering from major damage. GC-N78g is also forced to make an emergency jump after suffering losses. GC-Y49g manages to gather up the remaining tie fighters before making a safe jump out of the system.

Destruction of one insurgent station has severely degraded terrorist activity in the area. Intelligence suggests that the remaining station has been repositioned, and it will be some time before it can begin to operate safely again.

However, the casualties sustained by Task Force Broken Anvil cannot be sustained. The insurgent fleet suffered very little damage in return. This must change.

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