UNDERSTANDING
Stardate: 8047.2, Klingon Neutral Zone: 3.4 E, 7.96 S, 11:22 FST


TDIE LIKE A WARRIOR:  

 

USS Grigsby
          “You were right, admiral. They’ve just come into sensor range. At least one squadron. And there is some indication of a cloaked squadron as well. We have them in a pincer, but they don’t seem to be slowing. They must be headed for the Taal Tan system.” Commodore Hooper knew the information would be invaluable. Now the Federation knew the target the Klingons were aiming at. Taal Tan was the most efficient production facility this close to Klingon space. Take it out and the Federation would have to spend month shipping raw material to nearby worlds.

          “They’re after the mining station…it’s the only answer.” Admiral Sivtlan’s antenna leaned back against his white hair. “I’ll coordinate with the outpost patrols and see what we can pull back to the Taal Tan system. Meanwhile, focus on damaging as many of their ships as you can.”

          “Aye sir. You really think they’d be foolish enough to mount a major assault against this sector?”

          Sivtlan was introspective for a moment. “Yes. I think they would. There are only so many ships in this area…even with re-enforcement on the way, we’d never be able to have sufficient forces to keep all of the Klingon’s at bay. And even if Taal Tan is their main focus, we can’t move too many ships from other patrols. It’s just too risky. They timed this just right. Do what you have to. Sivtlan out.”

          The channel to the star base closed. “Well…let’s get to it.”

 

GAME SET-UP
Lay out one Star Trek Combat Simulator map-sheet in the configuration shown. This represents the area of space where the conflict takes place. Use the Graduate Starship Tactics Course rules in this scenario.

Defender
The Defending force consists of:
          1 Valor Mk I Strike Cruiser (USS Bravery)
          1 Maxwell Mk I Strike Cruiser (USS Grigsby)

Deployment
The Defending force deploys one vessel along the left edge of the map and one vessel along the right edge of the map.

Attacker
The Attacking force consists of:
          1 L-7a Dreadnought (IKV Decimation)
          2 D-7s Battlecruiser (IKV Steelhammer, IKV Blade's Sting)
          1 D-31b Battlecruiser (IKV Sword of War)
          2 D-15a Destroyer (IKV Storm Chieftain, IKV War Champion)

Deployment
The attacking force enter from the top center edge if the map. The attacking for may enter cloaked.

Victory Conditions
The attacking force wins a major victory if both Klingon squadrons can escape along the bottom edge of the map. The attacking force wins a minor victory if four or more vessels escape along the bottom edge of the map. The battle is considered a draw if the Klingon force must withdrawl along any other map edge. The attacker suffers a major defeat if they lose four or more ships.

SPECIAL RULES:

Escape:
Both sides may escape by warping out once they are within 1 hex of the map edge. Campaign warp escape rules apply.

Ending:
The scenario ends on turn 12 due to massive Federation re-enforcements.