Historic Placement of Conflict

jedion357's picture
January 11, 2012 - 9:59am
When to place a war with Hentz and Yast? Post SW2 seems obvious. But should in be worked into the period between SW2 and year FY111 or after the last date in the Zebs timeline?
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jedion357's picture
January 11, 2012 - 10:02am
The corporate war begin in earnest after SW2 and if there is one or more virulent corporate conflict going on when the Yazirian civil war erupts it could be another point for justifying non interference by space fleet.
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jedion357's picture
November 18, 2013 - 6:47am
Jaxon has posted new sloop class vessels in the Militias of the Frontier

I'm sort of planning a co-opt of his Yakka Class sloop as something that could be built on Yast and launched into space. Its a slow system ship but potentially within their capability to build a few for their militia.

Its ideal for the militia in that its not void capable and thus respects the KHs data on militias meaning largely that there is non in Athor. Originally I was thinking fighters for this planet but a sloop would be big enough for the militia to perform cargo and commerce inspections and enforce tarriffs on goods moving through their system. geographically most if not all of what is imported or exported into the yazirian sector of the Frontier must pass through Athor. there would be a draw for pirates and a need to police space traffic.

With the Fo1 and Hentz thinking they are king yaz in the sector that everyone else should bow too there would be some growing incidents of Hentz flagged ships refusing to heave too and be boarded (taking advantage of the fact that the yakka class sloop uses chemical fuel). Eventually a shooting incident ensues and things spiral out of control and the Hentz militia comes punish Yast and a shooting war errupts. Jaxon called it the 30 cycles war, I've been referring to it as a yazirian civil war (my designation should be the informal name while Jaxon's would be the technical name from history files).

Khs campaign:
1. shooting incident to force a freighter to heave too.

2. trip wire: Hentz ship sent with ultimatum: shooting results

3. bulk of the Hentz militia squares off against Yast militia

4. Ambush: system ships of the yast militia that could not make it to the big battle in #3 lay ambush for troop carriers coming to conquer Yast and Exib.

5. Battle of Exib: the remnants of both fleets shoot it out around the inhabited moon of exib

Note: the Hentz militia is pretty tough and should out gun the Athor militia or out fly it with its atomic drives. so out of desparation galant warriors from Athor will take shuttles on sucide runs take out some of the Hentz ships in battle #5 as a way of evening the odds.

EDIT: Now to come up with some AD style encounters to round this out.
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jedion357's picture
November 18, 2013 - 7:05am
The 30 cycles War (Alpha Dawn side of things)
I think outlined the KHs side of things above well enough (there is room for suggestions for other encoutners or tweaks of what I outlined)

this is the AD side of things

KHs #1 could result in a resisted boarding Fo1 Inquistors have illegally captured a religious dissident outside of Yazirian space and are bringing him back to Hentz to stand trial in a religious court. He is a citizen of Yazt originally. boarding and impounding the Fo1 ship and imprisoning the inquisitors and crew is the trigger for the war. thus Khs #1 becomes AD #1

AD#2 Fo1 makes ultimatum and KHs 2 and AD 2 are simultaneous though they will be worked out separate.
AD #2 is an assault on the Yast detention center where the Inquisitors and crew are being held. Fo1 priest and missionaries on Yast combined with Hentz militia in mercenary outfits (Boston Tea party with party goers dressed as indians)

I'm calling this AD #3 but it could take place prior to AD#2
moth balled sloops in the Scree Fron system are available to the Yast militia on a lend lease sort of scenario so they can beef up their fire power. Word leaked to the Inquisitors and they have surrounded these ships with armed yazirians and some vehicles. the encounter is a running shoot out to take out the inquistors foot soldiers and make off with the ships. Scree Fron authorities have to play nice with the inquisitors and act like they are trying to stop the PCs who must get their system ships to a jump tug stooging in the system.

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!