History Discussion: 1st Sathar War

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jedion357
November 2, 2011 - 1:57pm
RE: http://www.starfrontiers.us/node/5892

jedion357 wrote:
Very Gratified to see that you had the same idea as me that the names of the first 3 battleships of space fleet would be the names of the heros from the war.

I like the timeline and will conform my version of history to it. Great job working this up.

One point I'd advocate for change on. Canon says the Royal Guard has never been defeated in battle. The obvious question is when? I dont think its reasonable that this statement comes from the 2nd sathar war. And I dont think that it would come from any of the Corporate wars. So it seemed to me that it has to come from the 1st Sathar war. This is why I wrote into my history project that then Captain Morgaine would urge the monarchy to begin a military build up after his experiences in first contact with the yazirians. So that it would be reasonable that the fledgeling Frontier could respond militarily to the sathar. To justify the legend of not being defeated in battle it seemed that they needed some history; thus the Mercy Mission to Madderly's star and their being the first combat ready ground force that could respond.

This is why I had them landed and engage sathar ground troops on Laco. Once the Sathar detected the Tetrarch pyramids I assumed they would encamp near them realizing that there might be some great boon in technology that could be garnered from them. The Royal Guard and their hover tanks engage and destroy the Sathar force near the pyramids even as the other planets with PGC's industrial help are forming Ground forces for the retaking of Laco and Pale. Can even write in that The Royal Guard commander was under orders to hold till the supporting troops being raised arrived but that he either as a visionary or just an impetuous confident prima donna engaged the sathar. Naturally since he was victorious there was no recriminations.

New Ground Fleet Units were being raised from scratch and were a mixed bag, with many of the yazirian contributions being aggressive and impetuous, some of the poorly trained human formations being used to hold rear areas as befitting their lack or reliability, Dralasite and vrusk formations performing about average and some human formations performing average to good. (out of the after math of the war Ground Fleet was re-organized as purely mixed race formations partly to eliminate any murmuring & moaning that arose over some of the assignments given to certain formations).

Very likely that a PGC equipped human formation (poorly train) was detailed to replace the Royal Guard on Laco and the RG were transfered with the most reliable GF formations to Pale and New Pale.

Finally though New Pale has a light population or outpost population, the population stock that it does have would be resourcefull for 2 reasons: 1. they're farmers 2. if you accept that New Pale is a world populated by Dinosaur like creatures according to The dragon article "Volturnus Connection." I would think that a sizable chunk of that population could go bush and survive. that the sathar cybo-dragons might not fair so well in the jungle. Just a thought but it doesn't really change much in your timeline.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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TerlObar
November 2, 2011 - 2:07pm
kind of thought the ground fighting was a little short on the recovery side but wasn't sure exactly what to work in there.  You have some good suggestions that I'll add in.
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jedion357
November 2, 2011 - 2:12pm
Another point: CFM got a special charter from the UPF for aid in feeding the refugees during the after math. So I wrote into the Zebs Guide to the Rim and the installment of Rim history that takes the Rim upto the Formation of the UPF that the First Sathar War saw two fleets driving into the Frontier but both of them staging through Volturnus. One Fleet hit Truanes Star and the other hit the Rim.

The Flight was organized by this time and waiting and covert CFM scouts in Volturnus noted the mysterious passage of a sathar fleet toward Truane's Star. CFM scouts sent word back toward Capella and after the defeat of the Sathar Fleet more scouts were dispatched and the route to Truane's Star was charted. A small handful of CFM ships (note: not Flight) waited and watched in Truane's Star and joined in when the remaining ships of the 2nd common muster came to kick the sathar our. They managed to ambush fleeing sathar troop or logistics ships.

I wrote it this way to preserve the CFM aiding the Frontier and yet the Volturnus jump route is still secret (preserving the possibility of running the Volturnus campaign). The CFM keeps their charted routes secret and profit immensely selling ag goods from the Rim to the UPF at what the UPF thinks is fantastically good price and yet truns a big profit for the CFM.

The UPF only learns the location of the Rim after the Battle of Zebulon by the Pale Militia and Space Fleet task force that kicks the sathar out as the battle for Volkos rages on Volturnus. A patrolling Space Fleet frigate spotted the arrival of a CFM ship and eventually the jump route to Capella is discovered. At that time formal treaties between the Rim and UPF are brokered and the CFM expertly manuevers the UPF and Space Fleet into taking up the duty of watching the Zebulon System since its a known vector for sathar attack into the Frontier Sector.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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TerlObar
November 4, 2011 - 2:25pm
Okay, uploaded an expanded version with more details on the ground fighting.  I didn't add anything in about the CFM, however.
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