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BrokenMnemonic

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Essex-class Deathblow
« on: 18 January 2013, 17:21:35 »
Jihad Hot Spots: Terra indicates on pages 98/99 that the Operation SCOUR forces attacking the Titan shipyards were engaged by Blakist forces including the Essex-class Deathblow, the Dante-class Narbonne and the Suffren-class Manchester. However, Jihad: Final Reckoning doesn't list the Deathblow as being a part of the Blakist fleet on page 128; it also doesn't list the Narbonne, which Øystein intimated was a case of mistaken identity between the Narbonne and one of two other Dante-class WarShips operated by the Blakists.

Is this also the case with the Deathblow? Both the Hidden Meaning and Divine Forgiveness are listed as having been destroyed in the Terra system, and there don't appear to be any other Essexs left in service with the Word at that point, going by the detail in Jihad: Final Reckoning.
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Øystein

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Re: Essex-class Deathblow
« Reply #1 on: 18 January 2013, 17:41:18 »
The Deathblow was part of the ComGuard fleet. It was lost at Terra during Case White, and was later salvaged enough that it was partially operational in time for the Coalition attack on Terra along with (IIRC) two other ComGuard vessels, the Manchester and the Narbonne. (I had forgotten we did that, sorry).

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Re: Essex-class Deathblow
« Reply #2 on: 18 January 2013, 18:21:51 »
Thank you, that makes things much clearer.

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BrokenMnemonic

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Re: Essex-class Deathblow
« Reply #3 on: 18 January 2013, 18:37:07 »
As a (possibly pedantic) followup question, were the Narbonne, Manchester and Deathblow all finally destroyed during the defence of the Titan Yards?

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Re: Essex-class Deathblow
« Reply #4 on: 18 January 2013, 18:38:20 »
most definitely, their drives were wonky.


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Re: Essex-class Deathblow
« Reply #5 on: 18 January 2013, 18:57:22 »
Thanks again!

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