"The humans must have known that they had no chance. Their ships seemed like toys compared to the Spiders. And yet at the moment they should have fled, I watched as the humans turned on their pursuers. In those dreadful, bloody minutes, I was reminded of something my father had said to me once. He said, "My son, strength and skill count for much. But in both life and Todash, if all you have is a rock, then sometimes the simplest thing is to grab your enemy and bash his head in with it."
-Huaratl of Naxxil, captain of the freighter Bold Starwind, giving his first-hand account of the Battle of Zentabia.
Five Supremacy warships have jumped into the Adiga system. 1st Fleet can deal with this as long as the enemy fleet is eliminated quickly...
Five more Dhayut vessels have just jumped in. The empty transport ships of 3rd Fleet are ordered to flee while 1st Fleet turns to engage. We must prevent the Supremacy's troopships from approaching the planet.
Even at close range, where our Maxos laser blasters do the most damage, the Dhayut destroyers are clearly superior to our vessels. The problem is catching them. The Supremacy's ships are faster, tougher, and their Shatterforce lasers, although less effective close in, can easily outrange our guns. With these advantages, even their frigates and escorts become dangerous threats. The one wild card in this fight is the Proud Aggressor (near top of screen), which is dancing circles around every other ship in the battle.
Fortunately, our Lola class of destroyers was recently refitted with first-generation Hyperdeny fields. Any Supremacy vessel that does manage to get cornered won't get away.
We have managed to destroy two troopships, but 1st Fleet has become scattered and our ships are taking very heavy damage (photo). The fleet is ordered to come about and engage the enemy warships at point-blank range. A brutal short-range knife fight ensues.
Shortly after the image shown below, the Supremacy task force is reduced to just 6 vessels. However, all 8 Lola destroyers of 1st Fleet have been lost. Only the Proud Aggressor is still fighting...
(I should have taken another screenshot showing the Proud Aggressor by itself but in all the excitement I was rather distracted!)
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