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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #60 on: 06 September 2020, 19:49:59 »
So there are no McKenna class ships in the fleet or plans for building any, same for Black Lion, Congress, or Lola III?

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #61 on: 06 September 2020, 20:20:05 »
Not at this time. They have the specifications for every ship, but are picking the best they have or want. They already have Texas Battleships, so don't really need other classes.

 Plus these Texas are LF equipped with HPG's.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #62 on: 06 September 2020, 20:29:20 »
Newest ships proposed posted. See first post for link.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #63 on: 06 September 2020, 21:05:09 »
Also, they probably have a good idea of what the Succession Wars are doing to everybody else's war fleets.
What they have is probably more than enough. Or will be more than enough soon.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #64 on: 06 September 2020, 22:28:45 »
4 January 2800
Thazi (Hegemony)


 Today, it would be General Rita Mitchell's briefing of her ongoing operations to support the Federated Suns. It was never a good day, having delivered a briefing for the last 12 years. She shuffled her papers a few times before finally starting the actual briefing. She took a drink of Fallry Dark, a coffee from the Fallry system that was famous for it's coffee beans, one of the few "cash" crops that thrived on the planet.

 "As everyone knows, we have 3 commands within the Federated Suns operating under cover of mercenary's. The first such command we formed was Baldwin's Corbra's, 3 Battlemech Regiments strong. After 12 years, they have suffered 123 KIA, 251 WIA and 13 MIA. They currently are garrisoning Lexington after helping take the world from the Draconis Combine, they have 2 Regiments on planet with their 3rd Regiment on Pattonsbrug undergoing refit. The forward deployed Regiments are at 57% and 61% strength. The 3rd Regiment is at 87% strength and we have the volunteers on the way to bring them to 100% strength.

 The largest, the Screaming Eagles, which is actually the 250th Battlemech Division in case anyone has forgotten, currently occupies Huron, they have orders to attack Capac and Petrolia before driving on Imbrial III. Over the last 12 years, they have been involved in some especially brutal fighting blunting the Combine's drive on New Avalon and driving them back. They have suffered 1,398 KIA, 5,393 WIA and 181 MIA over the last 12 years. Currently each Battlemech Regiment is supported by a single Armor Battalion and single Infantry Battalion. The rest of the conventional arms are on Farnesworth acting as a garrison. Four months ago we rotated the newest volunteer's to them before they redeployed forward again. In another month, those rotated back home will arrive back on Boulsi. Overall, the 250th Battlemech Division is at 88% in equipment and 105% in personnel.

 The last command we have operating is the Fighting Urukhai, they are also the newest, having been deployed in 2795. The AFFS has not used them against the Combine, but has instead kept them along the Taurian border. They have seen action, mainly pirate and the occasional raid by the Taurians. They are currently on Brockway, Desolate Plains and Lindsay. Currently they are at 100% strength in equipment and personnel. In 5 years they have suffered 22 KIA and 49 WIA. We predict they will be rotated to the front soon, but against the Capellan or Combine is anyone's guess right now.

 We set out with the intention of doing a 3 year rotation of troops, but the situation inside the Federated Suns has not allowed that to be kept. I made the decision awhile back that rotation will be voluntary, so as not to break unit cohesion, or via wounds that will take more than 3 months to return them to duty. So far, a total of 2,437 have rotated back, and of those, 1,192 have returned to duty with units here, the remaining 1,245 have been medically retired from duty. Per some requests, 482 of the medically retired have been returned to Pattonsbrug or Farnesworth where they have taken up support duties with their commands. Those that remained here in the Hegemony draw a pension of 125% of their duty pay since they were injured in combat. They may also apply for Hegemony financing to start a business or farm, these loans are interest free as long as they make their payments on time, and even if they falter, the interest is a fixed 2% rate.

 The same financing program is available to all service members that retire at 20 years of service with a 50% pension. Those that retire at 30 years get a 75% pension and those that serve 40 years or more get a 100% pension. They are also eligible for the financing program. We started this program in 2798 and we had a pretty big retirement rate among our SLDF veterans. Luckily, our recruitment rate is well above what we needed to replace those retiring. We knew it would happen when we started the program and were ready for it. Our yearly expense on the retirement program and financing program is 7.4 Billion in pension and 11 Billion on loans. All who have served in the Hegemony Armed Forces are eligible for education at a reduced rate, sometimes free if it is a critical skill. The normal enlistment is for 8 years, with each reenlistment set at 6 year enlistments. Every retiring service member is enrolled in the inactive reserve, or they can join the Reserve Militia on whatever planet they settle on, there they draw 1/4 of their pay per month while with the Reserve Militia. Mechwarriors and Aerospace Pilots in the Reserve Militia drill every 2 months for a week, with a 2 week exercise per year. All others do a weekend per month with a 2 week duty cycle per year.

 This Reserve Militia has enabled us to establish roughly a Battlemech Battalion, Aerospace Squadron, Armor Regiment and Infantry Regiment on every world in the Hegemony. This is outside of the Conventional RCT on each world. Not every world is at that strength, but many are. Military life is hard, but it also hard to lose the desire to serve. I have made it my mission to make sure everyone that served knows that we, the Hegemony, appreciates their service. And when the time comes that I must step aside, I pray that my successor continues the programs that I have started, even expanding them if they can. Many years ago we were the Forgotten Corps, forgotten by the SLDF, but we survived and even thrived, but we that lived through those dark days will always think of ourselves as the Forgotten. As long as I live, I will not allow ANY of our soldiers to be Forgotten."

 General Rita Mitchell sat back down, never realizing that she had gotten up from her chair, absently she wiped a single tear from her eye. Every single loss of one of her soldiers seemed to hit her harder each year. She had lost count of the number of soldiers who had given their life under her command, but they all weighed on her.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #65 on: 07 September 2020, 01:17:07 »
5 January 2800
Thazi (Hegemony)


 Director General Amanda Cameron called today's discussion to order "Okay everyone, the hard stuff has been discussed and solutions have been put into place. Today, I want to discuss getting some DoME crews back to work on terraforming. They have spent years working on Livingston Naval Base and are sure to be rusty as hell. Before we turn them loose on our worlds here, I would prefer they get some work done on a world that is uninhabited. Do we know of such a place?"

 General Brian Calloway spoke up first "We do and it is close by. Rover. Only 54LY from where we currently sit. The Star League seeded the damned system with satellites studying the place. We have been visiting it for the last ten years or so, downloading information. The air is tainted, and would have to be cleaned up before any further terraforming could be conducted on the soil or water. Information we recovered indicate it is fairly resource rich and worth the effort. We know of several others, but they are a long damned ways away and would be hard as hell to support properly. For what you want, Rover is perfect."

 "May I ask why Hegemony Security has been keeping tabs on this system?" Director General Amanda Cameron asked

 "Of course, it is too damned close to our capital and the perfect place for a damned pirate band to set up shop and hit us suddenly. Or another intel service might set up shop there. Just like we are going to start doing. I cannot take the chance of that happening, so I ordered bi-annual surveys of the place to make sure it stays the way empty." General Brian Calloway replied honestly

 "I wish a pirate band would try, they would not get very far and my crews could use the target practice." Fleet Admiral Tanisha Tanaka groused

 "And it would be a failure that I will not allow Admiral Tanaka." General Calloway sniped back

 "Enough folks, let's get back on topic here. Okay we have the place identified. Contact Livingston Naval Base and have DoME kick enough folks loose to begin work on Rover. Might want to contact Linden also, I believe DoME is still technically based from there, or did they all pack up and move?" Director General Cameron asked

 "Still there and I am sure they will jump at the request. Those scientists have surveyed every rock inside our borders several times over looking for a suitable target for their magic." General Rita Mitchell said

 "Good, let's get the orders issued. Kick them loose and get them started. I assume they will have an escort?" Director General Cameron asked

 "Of course, I will kick loose a Flotilla of Brandt's to watch over them. We won't let anything happen to them." Fleet Admiral Tanaka chimed in quickly

 "Excellent. Guess I might as well ask, General Calloway, how is planning going for the mission to Epsilon Pegasus?" Director General Cameron asked

 "I am already putting the pieces together. Two Battalions of Special Forces along with mission specialists will depart around the 1st of March. Figure it will be 6 months or so until they arrive at their destination. Figure September before we know exactly what they find there. If it is important enough, I assume I can expect some sort of garrison assistance?" General Calloway asked

 General Rita Mitchell spoke up "If it contains what was in the reports, I will make sure it is properly garrisoned by both the Army and Navy. Your folks will not be out there all alone Brian."

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #66 on: 07 September 2020, 01:28:11 »
there is a different use to think about.  in system commo.

it's faster than radio waves, which doesn't sound that important until you remember that time-delay from Earth to Mars, (or even Luna to mars), because radio travels only at light speed.

Real-time commo during an in-system action is a major force multiplier since it lets you react and respond in real-time while your enemies are getting visual and sensor signals on a light speed delay.  Think of it this way: objects in space don't slow down without active thrust being applied.  if you can fire a gun, the bullet will keep going until something stops it.

so for example, a shuttle with a BB unit paired with a bb on a cruiser sitting in the Oort cloud or across the system can give real-time targeting data to home in shots from 'beyond sensor range', or direct in-system defense units onto an enemy and they can't detect the signal.

Now to imagine the fun of an Apollo guidance system for missiles.

Fire a salvo of missiles at the target(s) on a bearings-only launch, and have them drift towards the target.  Most of them are regular missiles, but one of them is much more stealthy and is mounting a Black Box communications pod.  What is happening is that the obvious missiles are talking to the pod, while the pod is communicating with another ship.  This lets the controlling ship use its superior computers to defeat enemy ECM, almost perfectly launch the missile ECM packages, and retarget strikes based on enemy actions and damage.

And as far as the enemy can tell, these missiles are coming in directly at them in spite of their maneuvers, able to see through their ECM, are using their ECM at the nearly-optimal times, are engaging the correct targets each time, and if a ship surrenders the missiles break off their attacks.

After the battle, the Apollo guidance missiles are instructed to gather along a specific course, so another ship can KF jump near them for recovery.


Or someone will want it for in-system live internet for an MMO game

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #67 on: 07 September 2020, 04:01:46 »
5 January 2800
Quines (Hegemony)


 Patrick Mitchell, Senior VP of Mitchell Vehicles, read the report on the latest test trying to solve the super jump problem. It was the 12th test and once again it had blown out the Jump Drive and LF Batteries. Over the last ten years, they had been performing at least one test per year. The Hegemony Navy funded a small part of the research to the tune of 10 Billion per year and he had Mitchell Vehicles matching it. He had used the funds over the years to build a special 250K Pressurized Shipyard at Zebuluraskai, far away from the main complex and prying eyes to support his research project. He had hired the finest minds in Quantum Mechanics and Theory, experts in Kearny Fuchida theory and experts in any field that even seemed remotely related and put them to work trying to solve the super jump problem.

 He looked up as Uncle Red, Owner Mitchell Vehicles, entered his office. Without a word he took a seat and looked at his nephew. When Patrick put down the sheets f paper he was reading, he finally spoke. "That the latest test results? Another blown drive I figure from the look on your face. Your blowing thru money like there is no tomorrow on this project kid, care to explain to me why?"

 Patrick put down the papers, he had wondered when he was going to get called onto the carpet. "Uncle Red, if we can solve this problem, it will give the Hegemony a military edge over everyone. Think of the potential, instead of months long trips, they are shortened to a single jump. You could order your favorite meal on a planet hundreds of light years away and if you meet it at the jump point, it will still be fresh and hot ready to eat as if you were sitting in the restaurant yourself."

 "You want to go into the delivery business? Not many folks will pay the rates you would have to charge." Delbert "Red" Mitchell said with a laugh

 "Come on Uncle Red, you know that was just an example. Look, I know you don't believe me, but when we made the super jump from Terra to Vonja years ago, even though I was sedated for the jump, I swear to God almighty that I heard someone say too much power, way too much at once. Of all the people that made the super jump, 8,912 were admitted to mental hospitals shortly after the jump. Of those 8,912 people, every single one of them suffered from severe TDS. I have had investigators interview every single one of them. Most are shattered wrecks that blather non sense, but some reported hearing the same damned thing I swear I heard." Patrick said

 "You think your speaking to God?" Red could not resist the jab and laughed when Patrick turned an angry shade of red

 "Dammit, I knew you would not understand. No one does. But until you order me to quit, I am going to keep up this research project." Patrick said

 "I was just kidding Patrick. Everyone has their obsessions, yours is this super jump idea, me, I like being wealthy with all the pleasures it can buy. Continue your project, but try to keep the costs under control, this thing is getting expensive as hell." Red replied

 "That's why I bought those other 4 Tramp LF Jumpships. We can rotate them, while their cores are ground down and recast. Keeps me from having to buy an all new core. But right now, until a new idea come along, the field testing is over, none of the idea's have played out. Only busted drives and melted LF battery's." Patrick said

 "Well then, how about you and me head to your house so I can play with your kids. I am not getting any younger and enjoy playing with their toys." Red replied

 "Okay, let me wrap up a few things. You just love spoiling them, your worse than mom and dad." Patrick said with a smile

 "Making up for lost time kid, making up for lost time." Delbert "Red" Mitchell said with a sly grin

Thazi (Hegemony)

 Senior Chief Engineer Ernest Whitney looked over the shoulder of Vice Admiral Trisha Delvaney and looked at the design she was working on. "Sweet Mother of God, your coating everything in Lamellor Ferro-Carbide. I feel sorry for the poor souls that have to make field repairs to those ships."

 "I forgot how much you hated Lamellor Ferro-Carbide, but you cannot beat the protection it provides." Vice Admiral Delvaney replied without looking from the computer screen

 "Damned right, that stuff is Satan's own curse upon us engineers that have to make field repairs. Damned near impossible to make fit properly. Only way I would like the stuff is if I always had a shipyard or yardship around to do the repairs for me. Under my close watch of course. No yard weenie is going to mess up the repairs to my ship." Senior Chief Whitney said

 "Well, I got orders to make the ships as survivable as I can and this is about the best way that I know of." Vice Admiral Delvaney said

 "More like causing a bunch of ships engineers to have a heart attack or think of early retirement if you ask for my opinion." Chief Whitney sniped back

 "I don't remember asking for your opinion Chief Whitney." Admiral Delvaney fired back but with a grin

 "You didn't, but if you had, and not a woman I respect, I would really tell you how I feel about that damned armor." Chief Whitney said as he walked from her office grumbling about how she would be cursed by every engineer until time ends.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #68 on: 07 September 2020, 07:32:59 »
Ah. Yes. The perennial arguments between designers and the people who have to fix the design in practice. I like it. Especially because each has their point. I bet the accountants are screaming, too. And all of them are waiting for the scientists to create a better armor, and in this case, meaning cheaper and easier to work with.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #69 on: 07 September 2020, 07:37:32 »
5 May 2815
Azur (Hegemony)


 "YUREKA!!!!!!!" The collective yell from the sealed lab startled the scientists that happened to be walking in the hallway outside. They all called this particular lab, The Dungeon, and the elderly geeks inside as the, Ghouls. It was completely sealed off from the rest of the massive campus, with it's own power supply. It did not have a single electronic connection to the rest of the campus, only water and sewage pipes connected it to the rest of the campus.

 A couple of brave young scientist's remained in the hallway listening to the whoops and shouts from inside. They were startled when the door suddenly opened and a very old woman in a powered wheelchair exited. "Move it kids, I need to announce the birth of my baby!"

12 May 2815

 General Brian Calloway stood looking at the massive banks of computing power, this is where I poured 25 Billion C-Bills in research, he silently thought. After a few minutes, he turned to face a beaming Professor Catherine Glimp, now 102 years old, but with a mind as sharp as ever. "You mind telling me exactly what you called me here for Catherine? It looks the same as it did a year ago on my last visit. Only it has quite a few more blinking lights."

 "We did it. Your looking at the most advanced computer ever built. We used a bunch of code from the old SLDF Caspar program, it is a Semi-Autonomous Quantum Computer. I named her Amber after my daughter, struck down many years ago by Amaris' thugs. You feed her the data you have and the expected result and she will work that problem until it is solved. For our initial test, we fed in all the information we had from Trevor Nixon's research on a better medium laser, the one that was been giving him fits all these years, it took her 3 hours, but she managed to increase range by 33% for a small amount of heat buildup and shrink his prototype to one ton instead of the ton and a half he came up with. Once she had solved that one, we fed her the information on the small laser and she managed to double it's range in less than an hour. She remembered her previous solution and applied it to the next problem.

 The 3rd test, and final one before I called you, was a harder test. We took the information from the Star League Data Core that the researchers used for the LBX Autocannon program. What took them 20 years to perfect enough for a prototype, Amber managed to come up with a almost exact duplicate of their work in 6 months time. I told you we would never build another functional Autonomous computer system like the old Caspar's. But I never said I would not build the smartest computer to ever exist." Professor Catherine Glimp said with a massive smile

 "How many problems can she work at the same time?" General Brian Calloway asked

 "In theory, as many as you program into her. The more you add, the longer a answer arrives, she has to split her time, so to speak. All theory of course, we have not given her more than a single problem to work, yet." Professor Glimp said

 "Well get ready, because we have a few problems that we need worked out and none of them can really wait." General Brian Galloway said

25 May 2815

 Patrick Mitchell (CEO Mitchell Vehicles), Tani Peterson (Hegemony Security Communications) and Hector Serena (Hegemony HPG Systems) had been summoned to bring all of their research to Azur immediately. Now they all stood and watched as the elderly computer geeks fed the computer all of their research data. Patrick Mitchell's data on the super jump, Tani Peterson's data on the Black Box technology and Hector Serena's data on HPG research.

 "This will take about a week to get fully fed to her. No telling how long an answer might come back. We will let you all know when she comes up with an answer." Professor Glimp told the gathered group

 "Let's leave these brilliant folks to their work shall we?" General Brian Calloway said gesturing towards the door, it was not a question.

Overview

 The past 15 years had seen many events occur. The Federated Suns had managed to push the Draconis Combine back to their pre-war border. Hegemony researchers had managed improve the LBX Autocannons adding the LBX2, LBX5, LBX20 to their arsenal. They had also managed to improve the Ultra adding in the Ultra 2, Ultra 10 and Ultra 20 to their arsenal. The Streak missile systems had added the Streak 4 and Streak 6 to the arsenal. The new ER Medium Laser and ER Small Laser were entering prototype testing.

 Livingston Naval Base had finally been completed. It now housed the Hegemony Fleet when not deployed and also Hegemony Industries massive construction yards. The DoME engineers had been released to other projects and were currently undergoing refresher training on basic Terraforming.

 Rover had undergone installation of many Atmospheric Processors and over the last 12 years since their installation, Rover's atmosphere could be compared to Terra's. Work was already beginning to clean up the acidic fresh water and to make the soil receptive to Terran crops.

 The Hegemony Navy's construction program was fully underway and half way to completion. Just in time as the manufacturing techniques and equipment were finally at the point where the various manufacturers could begin their massive retooling projects while they finalized their upgraded designs.

 Operation Long Sight had reached Epsilon Pegasus in May 2800. There they had discovered a large base partially over grown by the local fauna, but most important, tey had discovered a large orbital repair facility that had been constructed inside the excavated core of Columbus's small moon. When word had reached Thazi in late September 2800, a proper garrison was quickly ordered to Columbus Station. Admiral Tanisha Tanaka had ordered the SLS De Ruyter, Sovetskii Soyuz LF Heavy Cruiser brought out of mothballs and assigned her to the Columbus Station as a permanent guard.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #70 on: 07 September 2020, 09:45:48 »
Has anyone put out map of how the Hegemony has it's colonies/claimed borders?
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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #71 on: 07 September 2020, 09:50:17 »
by the way since the last space battle their has been no word on if the fleet has implemented the changes that one admiral has tested. what is up with that?????

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #72 on: 07 September 2020, 09:52:48 »
Welp. Quantum Supercomputer speeding research. Delaying the retooling was the corect decision.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #73 on: 07 September 2020, 09:53:09 »
I have to agree, i miss the events Part One. This story so far has been far to NICE than CRUEL.

Unless were going do time jumps into where things get UGLY when seems the Hegemony (Not ComStar) will end up running into the Clans or what else they've turned into.
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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #74 on: 07 September 2020, 10:27:31 »
I wonder if The Hegemony will 'Nicely' ask Comstar to do their job and help the Houses recover universities.
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The Hegemony could go into the House area's to perform humanitarian relief missions and help rebuild schools, hospitals and universities. You don't have to rebuild industries to be a big help to the Spheroids. Just helping with relief missions, maybe help with the terraforming equipment on some worlds.
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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #75 on: 07 September 2020, 10:39:57 »
Hopefully we can see snap shots of the Hegemony forces posing as Mercenaries soon.   We need see something happening.  I'm still find it amazing that the Hegemony can still keep going without being exposed and attacked, especially with Draconis Combine not being hugely far away and willing glass planets to get what they want even if it's lostech toaster oven.
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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #76 on: 07 September 2020, 12:41:05 »
Has anyone put out map of how the Hegemony has it's colonies/claimed borders?

 See page 2, reply 45 Wrangler. They control Blommstein, Onverwacht and Traders Domain completely.

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« Reply #77 on: 07 September 2020, 13:13:22 »
I like to put my  ideas for how the story could progress / with the advancements in computing technologies and the solutions of the super-jump. black box and HPG, I can see the Hegemony taking the fight to the clans in deep space and onto the homeworlds....but that is my nickles worth....

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #78 on: 07 September 2020, 13:50:27 »
1 June 2815
Zetang (Hegemony)


 Admiral Connor Shick, newly appointed commander of the Planning and Strategy Sub Command, knew he was about to cause a huge uproar very soon. He had warned Fleet Admiral Tanisha Tanaka of what he was going to ram down folks throats if she gave him the command. He had even given her copies of his After Action Reports to read along with the scathing memo's from various senior officers back on Terra. She had read them right in front of him and simply stated "We have to change with the times, from what I read, your tactics seem to work and reduced casualties along with reduced overall damage allowing your ships to remain combat effective much longer. If the blood gets too messy, hand out the mops."

 He had gone to work with a vengeance, typing up the new changes to how the Navy would fight. He had already put in a request for a massive number of Marine Combat Suits and Aerospace Pilot suits. He had a secret weapon to help fend off arguments against the coming changes, he had over 1,200 former crew who had already seen the new tactic in action, who over the last 20+ years had been transferred all over the Fleet. They took their knowledge with them. He had been approached several times each year since their arrival out here by various ships officers wanting to know if the stories were true.

 He slowly read the new guide lines looking for anything he might have missed.

 ...New Battle Guide Lines...

 ALL Hegemony ships entering combat will do so in an airless state and all crew will be in fully pressurized suits. This new tactic has been battle tested and shown to both reduce casualties, but also allows a ship to remain combat effective even while sustaining battle damage that would normally knock a ship from combat using previous tactics.

 New training norms will follow, but it is recommended that all crew practice wearing the suits as much as possible. To help crew acclimatize to the new procedures, until directed otherwise, all ships will conduct all jumps in full pressure suits and in an airless status as though jumping into battle conditions. See attached After Action Reports for further information on the new tactics set forth in this operational guide line.

 Signed

 Admiral Conner Shick
 Commander Planning and Strategy


 He called for his aide and when she appeared he handed her the order "Send this out to all ships and I want a reply that they got it and understand it."

Epsilon Pegasus
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 Lieutenant General Brandon Janees, commander 1st Brigade Combat Team, had been in command for 3 years, the 1st Brigade Combat Team had been quickly formed in early 2801 and assigned as the garrison for Columbus Station. Consisting of a Battlemech Regiment, Armor Regiment, 3 Infantry Regiments and a Ground Aero Wing, the unit had meshed well over the years of duty together and he had been pleasantly surprised on taking command how much time they actually spent in the field conducting training missions instead of patrolling the immediate area of Columbus Station itself.

 He kept up to date on all the intel Hegemony Security brought in from the surrounding area so that he could be prepared for anything. They had noted an uptick on Pirate raids on the Combine border not far from where he stood. He silently hoped they tried something, and if they did, what it would cost him to get the SLS De Ruyter, Sovetskii Soyuz LF Heavy Cruiser to stand back and let some of them make to the ground.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #79 on: 07 September 2020, 13:55:21 »
Bear with the story folks, the action will be coming soon. But to answer a previous question, this Part Two will have a tremendous amount of time jumps, some several years, some decades or more.

Time will revert to normal time frames for major updates, or when the action is important enough to the main story line that it must be covered in more detail. Same way I hit the high points of the Amaris Coup, I will be doing to much of the 1st, 2nd and possible 3rd SW. No need to rewrite Canon events except where it impacts the Hegemony overall or the Hegemony does something radical that really alters Canon events. If I cover it in detail, it will be so many parts to this story that it might drive me to lose all my hair.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #80 on: 07 September 2020, 14:13:08 »
Bear with the story folks, the action will be coming soon. But to answer a previous question, this Part Two will have a tremendous amount of time jumps, some several years, some decades or more.

Time will revert to normal time frames for major updates, or when the action is important enough to the main story line that it must be covered in more detail. Same way I hit the high points of the Amaris Coup, I will be doing to much of the 1st, 2nd and possible 3rd SW. No need to rewrite Canon events except where it impacts the Hegemony overall or the Hegemony does something radical that really alters Canon events. If I cover it in detail, it will be so many parts to this story that it might drive me to lose all my hair.

There is always those advertised hair implant/regrowth products.... >:D

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #81 on: 07 September 2020, 14:28:22 »
Yes! Go Shick! We want to see improvements, so shove those orders down those throats.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #82 on: 07 September 2020, 16:49:31 »
Bear with the story folks, the action will be coming soon. But to answer a previous question, this Part Two will have a tremendous amount of time jumps, some several years, some decades or more.

Time will revert to normal time frames for major updates, or when the action is important enough to the main story line that it must be covered in more detail. Same way I hit the high points of the Amaris Coup, I will be doing to much of the 1st, 2nd and possible 3rd SW. No need to rewrite Canon events except where it impacts the Hegemony overall or the Hegemony does something radical that really alters Canon events. If I cover it in detail, it will be so many parts to this story that it might drive me to lose all my hair.
As long as you properly introduce the new characters, you know.
Don't think they have Warhammer 40k medical technology, so...

Still, would sooo love to read Katrina Steiner, Hanse Davion & Comstar their reaction on Katrina her peace proposal gathering on Terra.
How many Hegemony Warship would then be arriving?
Comstar only has twelve active, most probably their yardships.
So a fleet of atleast fifty warships, jumping in and a Cameron taking place at the table... :o

I also wonder how the Wolf Dragoons will react when their Inner sphere insertion point proves to be hotter then expected, in terms of getting to it.
That could actually end up becoming a very funny report to the Wolf Khan, you know.


As for one problem that that computer should crack, recreating the SDS computer systems.
Tooling & machinery, seem to be the main problem, there.
Look up the automated mining robots of the Snowden, related I bet.
Then see if you have the blueprints of drone security forces.
Guess they might want to hit Artu, you know.

So how long before operation Litter Box is started?
Artu, Victoria CC and a couple of others, I can see having a need for a warfleet showing up, in order to remove some stuff.
I personally believe the PC game Battletech, only let you find a outer defence castle of say a Port-Castle or so.

You have passengier Mammoths, might I suggest the creation of food producing Mammoths?
O and see if you can put a smaller version of the Behemoth Command Deck, in/on the Mammoth.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #83 on: 07 September 2020, 17:23:00 »
Even better, a ship with a perfected super-jump system that will allow for a one jump arrival from the new capital to Terra and back!

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #84 on: 07 September 2020, 17:49:40 »
17 November 2819
Azur (Hegemony)


 General Brian Calloway stalked down the long hallway towards the room holding the Computer, it was all he could think to call it. He just could not bring himself to call it Amber. Over the last 4 years, he had called it a lot of names, but never Amber. It was about time it spit out something, I just hope we can use it, he thought as he swiped his key card thru the reader. The door unlocked and he entered, closing the door behind him. A virtual mass of papers were spread across the various tables, with the group of computer geeks standing around reading the printouts.

 "Well, what did it spit out? Anything we can use?" He asked

 "Depends on WHEN you want to use this information?" Professor Catherine Glimp said as she spun her wheelchair. Damn she is not looking good, General Calloway thought silently.

 "Care to explain that statement Professor?" He asked

 "Well, most of this are mathematical calculations, but they are way the hell beyond anything we can understand. Your going to need some serious geeks to understand this stuff." Professor Glimp replied

 "But I thought you...." He started to say before she interrupted him "That we were the ultimate geeks? General, this stuff is so far beyond our understanding, and I am not joking."

 General Calloway too a section of the printouts and all he saw were some sort of math calculations. "Any idea what any of this even means?"

 "Well, there are some symbols we have figured out, they are used in Quantum Mechanics theory. But we can tell you this, all 3 projects you gave us? They are all interconnected somehow, because all 3 projects were completed at the exact same time." Professor Henry Yi said for the first time

 "Well shit, your telling me that this 30 Billion C-Bill machine had cracked all 3 problems but has basically encrypted it to where we have to now decode it?" General Calloway replied

 "Don't shoot the messenger General. I just program." Professor Yi said, he turned and typed a few commands into the keyboard and then hit enter. "Amber, are you there?"

 A very distinct female voice emerged from small speakers "Yes Professor Yi, how may I assist you?"

 "Holy crap, you taught her to talk?" General Calloway exclaimed, startled

 "We had nothing better to do while we waited for her to complete her tasks. Amber, can you please condense and provide a summary for the completed projects?" Professor Yi asked

 "Of course Professor Yi, all 3 projects work on the very same principle. By opening a conduit thru what you call hyper space. Project Two concerned a communication device simply called the box. It opens a very small hole to pass a message thru to varying ranges. The 3rd project concerned a larger more powerful communication device called HPG, it uses much more power to open a large hole. The first project uses massive power to open a massive hole on both sides and passes an object through. I have managed to determine that this is massively wasteful method.

 What you call a jump core is more than capable of opening a hole to pass an object through. But it expends all the stored energy in a single massive burst. The data you gave me also had information where the jump core was attached to another power source equal to the stored energy in the jump core. When triggered at almost the same time, this opens a massive hole and increases range many times as a single source. But this is wasteful use of that energy. The jump core has enough stored energy to open a single hole using half it's stored power and entering what you call hyper space. By carefully controlling the power being fed into the jump core, an object can remain in hyper space for a much longer time frame and much longer distances. It takes no power to drop from hyper space, only to move into and through hyper space. My calculations show that a single source of power is enough for a distance of 240LY. These power sources can be linked to provide enough power to maintain hyper space for a distance of 1,050LY of travel. Accuracy will suffer beyond this range. The power transfer will need to be exactly controlled. Any deviation will result in jump drive destruction on arrival. I have provided the needed equations and calculations to allow testing of project one. Project two I have provided the calculations and equations to extend maximum range to 1,000LY with an increase of transmission speed of 180LY per 24 hours. Project three, I have provided the calculations and equations to extend maximum range to 1,000LY but the current model of transmitter will not sustain the power level. It will need a new transmitter and I have provided the needed information to construct it. Was this explanation satisfactory?" The computer asked

 General Brian Calloway just stood there staring at the small speaker. He could not find his voice as his mind was still trying to process what he had just heard.

 "Yes Amber, your answer was quite satisfactory." Professor Yi said and then looked at General Calloway who had begun to glance back and forth from the speaker to the computer banks with their blinking lights. Finally he croaked "Can all this information be placed onto a data stick?"

 Professor Yi handed over 3 data sticks, one for each of the assigned projects.

 "Thank you Amber." He said without thinking, then silently chastised himself for talking to a machine

 "Your very welcome General Brian Calloway, Director Hegemony Security, Clearance level Alpha One Alpha." Amber replied in her feminine voice

 General Calloway made a grunting noise and then said "Pack all this paper up. I need to get this information to someone who can make heads or tails of it."

***Author's Note***

 I am not a scientist nor genus. I know some here are wizards at this stuff, so please refrain from shooting me to pieces.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #85 on: 07 September 2020, 18:00:22 »
Cool update!

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #86 on: 07 September 2020, 18:03:23 »
nice!!!

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #87 on: 07 September 2020, 19:53:37 »
30 November 2819
Azur (Hegemony)


 Once again, Patrick Mitchell (CEO Mitchell Vehicles), Tani Peterson (Hegemony Security Communications) and Hector Serena (Hegemony HPG Systems) had ben summoned, only this time they were in a secured Hegemony Security safe house, each had brought 3 of their top researchers as ordered. General Brian Calloway extracted the massive reams of paper and handed each "team" their portion of the papers for them to examine.

 For over an hour, the teams shuffled the massive reams of printouts rapidly flipping back and forth. Finally, Collen Falcroy, Mitchell Vehicles top K-F Drive engineer looked up and asked "Who the hell did these calculations, these are some serious numbers. Damned near beyond my ability to even understand them, and I have been doing numbers like this for over 45 years."

 "Amber did them. I must say I am still in a bit of shock abut what she told me." General Calloway replied and then mentally slapped himself, security breach dummy.

 "Well, you tell Amber that she has a job on my team anytime she wants one. We need to get these number and calculations back to where I can start uploading them so that I can recheck them. Going to take me forever to get all this entered." Collen Falcroy said

 General Brian Calloway extracted the data sticks and handed each "team" the one related to their projects. "Sorry about that, forgot I even had them."

 "Well that will make it much easier. I have a good idea of what all this means, but you don't happen to know exactly what it all means do you?" Collen Falcroy asked

 "Actually, I sort of do. I am not even going to try to repeat it word for word, but the short version is this. What your holding there are the calculations that will enable you to move to a viable test of the super jump drive. The way it was explained to me was, the jump drive discharges it's energy to open a hole at both ends and then the ship moves through hyper space to the other side. That is a wasteful method. A jump drive only needs part of it's power to open a hole to enter hyper space, if the power flow is exactly calibrated, a ship can remain in hyper space for a longer distance. It takes no power to drop out of hyper space, only to enter and travel inside hyper space. A jump core in theory contains enough power for a 240LY voyage. It also has the stuff you need to connect extra power sources, I assume LF batteries, that can if they move their power exactly, extends the jump up to 1,050LY. But I am told that anything past that would not be wise. Don't quote me on all that but it is close." General Calloway explained

 "Holy shit, this revolutionizes every thing we know about K-F Theory. This changes everything we know." Collen Falcroy said

 "Yeah well, this is so classified that if you even think about it too hard outside of a secure facility I will personally shoot you all." General Calloway said

 He then pointed to Hector Serena "Your holding everything you should need to build a HPG transmitter with a 1,000LY range. But I am told our current HPG equipment will not handle the power this thing will sling."

 Next he pointed to Tani Peterson "That is everything you need to increase range to 1,000LY with a speed of 180LY per 24 hours. Now you just need to conquer the encryption issue."

 When the collection of genius' began babbling to each other, General Brian Calloway headed for the door. Once outside, he looked at the guards from Hegemony Security "I want a full security detail on every one of them and get a damned team over to the lab and make sure it stays secure along with the wizards that work there."

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #88 on: 07 September 2020, 20:15:42 »
OK / I love advanced technologies / now it is time to play around with the numbers to get rules/stats to add them into the game.... :drool:
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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #89 on: 07 September 2020, 22:39:55 »
They better keep tight lid on this stuff. If the Clans evolve from the SLDF here, the technology would allow them to pop in any part of the Inner Sphere.
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