The Assyrian Battle Station continued to slowly move away from the battle.
Officer: Commander, we continue to drift away from the battle, but the enemy ships are advancing. The Nefrace has lost her shields.
Commander Armitage: Any good news?
Officer: We are almost done with the communications array. It should be up really soon.
Armitage: Excellent work. The battle is going smoothly, despite the intervention of that other ship. But do you know what could make this better?
Armitage: Beer of course!! Here, have a can.
Officer: Uhh, should we be drinking this in the middle of --
Armitage: Of course we should!! Back in the day you couldn't even drink water because it would spoil and become toxic after just a few days. Beer has long been the key beverage for mariners for hundreds of years.
Armitage: So, cheers!! Let's sing a drinking song to boost morale.
Officer: If you say so.
-- The commander and the officers on the station start singing their favourite drinking songs, while outside the battle rages on.
The station fired another torpedo, while one that was launched earlier hits the Tirpitz taking out two points on its shield.
Then the bomb launched by Nefrace impacts. The blast took the shields down and did 2 points of damage to the massive ship.
One boarding pod and the aft starboard laser were destroyed.
Inquistador: Sir, the frigate we fired on has been destroyed. We will be in firing distance of the Assyrian Battle Station momentarily.
Captain Roberto: Excellent work. Fire on the station when ready.
Roberto: It looks like this ship is better after all.
The Lady Vega II fired all weapons, including a missile, at the Battle Station.
All four shots hit. They took down the shields but didn't damage the station itself.
Commander Armitage: Damn, our shields are down after one barrage. If we get hit like that a couple more times we won't survive.
Major Alice: We saw. We're doing all we can to get to you, but the Akkadian carrier and its fighters have us tied up right now. We're going to have to fight them first.
(Over comm) Armitage: Understood. Keep up the good work.
The Nefrace turned towards the Carrier and fired the side guns. One shot missed, but the other took out the shields on one of the bombers.
Then they fired the Hyper Phase Cannon through one of the fighters into the Carrier.
The shields went down and the vessel was almost completely destroyed. It has two points of health left, but it lost the forward and starboard guns.
But it was time for revenge. Their work to take out the shields on Nefrace in Turn 2 was about to pay off. The fighters, bombers, and the carrier fired everything they had at the Assyrian ship.
They took it down to half health, destroyed the main gun, the starboard laser, and the ion cannons.
The gunboats by the Tirpitz didn't have as much luck. They took out the torpedo and another Gunboat, but couldn't break the shields on the last Mercury Light Torpedo Frigate.
The Mercury flew through their line.
It took a shot at the Tirpitz but the armour on the Destroyer protected it.
The Tirpitz continued its advance and fired at the Battle Station.
With its shields down the station took 3 points of damage from the shot. It also lost a laser and two of the docking ports.
That was it for everyone.
... or was it?
A strange energy signature appears...
A ship decloaks right next to the Nefrace!!
Officer: Sir, we have decloaked and we are in position to begin our attack run.
Ice Man: Nice. It's time to get some payback from those Akkadian sons of bitches!!
-- On board the Nefrace --
Officer: Major, a Czech-Republikan Destroyer has decloaked right next to us.
Alice: It must be their super commandos... They are the special forces of the CSR. Only they would have the budget for a cloaking device on a ship that big. Open a channel, let's hope they're on our side for once.
Ice Man: Assyrian vessel, we are here to assist. These Akkadians attacked one of our worlds without provocation, and we are here to take revenge.
Alice: Well you came at the right time. We just sustained heavy damage. They seem to be attacking our Battle Station.
Ice Man: Roger that. Lieutenant, position us between the Assyrian ship and those Akkadians. Then fire everything we have at that Destroyer right in front of us. Launch the boarding pods as well, it looks like their shields are down.
Lieutenant: Yes sir.
Secret Faction 2 -- Czecho-Slovenian Republik Destroyer Slava has entered the battle. Player: 501stCadians It fires every weapon at the Tirpitz and launches its two Boarding Pods.
The Tirpitz sustains 2 more points of damage and loses another laser and another of its own Boarding Pods.
That is the end of Turn 3. Send orders for turn four!!
Kills: Assyrian Fleet & Station -- 2 Fighters Nefrace -- 1 Laser Cannon and Heavy Laser Cannon, Disabled Attack Frigate Shields, -3 SP to Attack Frigate, Bomber Shields, Tirpitz Shields, -2 SP + 1 Laser Cannon + 1 Boarding Pod on Tirpitz Akkadian Fleet -- 1 Gunboat, Shields on Nefrace, Hyper Phase Cannon + Ion Cannons + 1 Laser Cannon on Nefrace, -4 SP to Nefrace Tirpitz -- 1 Gunboat, 1 Gunboat's Shields, 1 Mercury, -3 SP on Battle Station Lady Vega II -- 1 Mercury, Battle Station Shields Slava -- 1 Boarding Pod and 1 Laser Cannon on Tirpitz, -2 SP to Tirpitz
Deaths & Damage: Assyrian Fleet & Station -- 2 Gunboats, Shields for 1 Gunboat, 2 Mercuries, Shields on Battle Station Nefrace -- Shields, -4 SP, Hyper Phase Cannon, 1 Laser Cannon, Ion Cannons Akkadian Fleet -- 3 Fighters, Attack Frigate Shields Disabled + Laser Cannon and Heavy Laser Cannon Destroyed, -3 SP to Attack Frigate, Shields on one Bomber, Carrier Shields + 2 Laser Cannons Tirpitz -- Shields, -4 SP, Lost 2 Boarding Pods and Laser Cannons Lady Vega II -- NONE Slava -- NONE
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"Ya gotta remember, Soryu's a brutal thug, ain't got no finesse like Shiji."
when you said the akkadians get a bonus if they destroy all the assyrian forces by turn four, does that mean they would also need to destroy this new secret faction, or just the assyrian units that were on the field at the beginning?