[Chapter 1] Starting Somewhere

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Re: [Chapter 1] Starting Somewhere

Post by Straken » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:42 am

August gestured back and forth with a couple of the hangar coordinators before ending with a thumbs up. "Alright Green Flight, gonna run through the flight plan while we approach the launch window," August said, shifting his comm over to flight specific. As he spoke he also began his taxi to the launch zone. "Stage one, we are going to be escorting a group of drop ships down town to help relieve some of our boys that are cut off. Stage two, breaking off and engaging the enemy fighters that are playing vulture around the docks. Stage three, continue to support the ground forces unless new order come in. Any questions?"

Not long after the quick briefing, Green Flight got the order to launch. "This is Green Flight, taking off," August relayed back to Flight Control. Rocketing forward, the hangar became a blur as his talwar launched out into the tumult of the battle. Awe inspiring in its own way, the lieutenant had only seen scenes like this one during simulations back in his academy days. "Green Two and Three, fall in, proceeding to rendezvous."

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Re: [Chapter 1] Starting Somewhere

Post by Kai » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:07 pm

Rally felt alive as the small flight of fighters made their way out into battle, though if one were to actually see her, they would notice she was also quite Antsy. She wanted, so badly, to get in on the action ahead of them, but she knew escort duty was much more important than her idea of fun- that being dogfighting with other starfighters. The conflagration raged- It was clear that the Talwar starfighters of the UGR navy had a major advantage in terms of capability, but the Planetary Guard's Gladius fighters were present in much larger numbers, almost five to one. Regardless, Green squadron had a mission, and in order to do it, they needed to press on ahead.

The drop ships, equal in number to their own flight, burst forth similarly from a different launch bay, and quickly rendezvoused with them, flying a straight and steady path, protected by much more powerful shields than what the smaller starfighters were capable of wielding. still, they were vulnerable and had very little defenses aside from a couple of heavy anti-personnel turrets that were largely ineffective against even the primitive Gladius starfighters.

"Awright, How bout we each pick us a Cab and stick wit' it until we're in atmo?" Rally suggested, moving her fighter to protect the port transport, scanning everything to the left of the formation and expecting the other two to fall in and make sure they had eyes everywhere.

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Re: [Chapter 1] Starting Somewhere

Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:52 am

Lt. Sampson felt that old familiar thrill as they launched, and smiled. Adrenaline fed into those ancient fears and anxieties when one approached death knowingly. But it was a good thing, and Cecil knew how to seize on it and turn it in her favor. She had practiced and meditated on how one can teach the body to respond positively to stress and anxiety to produce more efficient results. It was all a head game: anyone could do it, but few people seemed interested in investing in their mental aptitude if it didn't come in a box with a shiny tag.

"Copy, LT," she answered after August refreshed them on the plan. In response to Rally's suggestion, Cecil made a counteroffer: "I think a zone defense would be more sensible seeing as there are so few of us."

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Re: [Chapter 1] Starting Somewhere

Post by Straken » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:22 pm

"Sampson has the right of it," August agreed. "You two ride low on the outside of the wedge, I'll fly high near the front and center. If we are engaged, I will shift to the flank that is getting hit, which ever one of you is on the far side is to make sure no one slips past, and to keep an eye for any potential pincer maneuvers we might not have noticed. If all Hell breaks loose, we'll do our best to harass them as long as we can to give the cabs the best shot we can. Now, quotable moment time, let's go bring our boys home."

Content that he had punctuated the game plan perfectly, the young flight leader notified the dropships of the plan, and accelerated forward.

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Re: [Chapter 1] Starting Somewhere

Post by Kai » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:50 pm

"Raaaaaawj" Rally responded, drawing out the punctuated response to show a slight bit of displeasure. She was sure her idea was best, but there was probably a good reason she hadn't advanced much farther up the ranks despite her flying abilities. She maneuvered her Talwar into the formation as ordered, making sure to keep on the lookout for anything she could. This close to the Karakoram, however, it seemed that point defenses and the screen of high-performance Talwar fighters were doing a good job of keeping the planetary guard's Gladius fighters from getting through, though it would only be a matter of seconds before they broke into actual combat.

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