Finally! A real war! Not all-out devastation, but certainly a doozy! In...
Session Twelve: Third Ugnari War
The Third Ugnari War, began in the beginning of 2790, and going to the latter-part of 2791, os remembered fondly by the Polish Empire. It's like World War II for the United States: We came, we saw, we conquered. There was hardship, counter-offensives, massive land engagements, and long-distance fleet action. It was such a rousing war, in fact, that it once again spawned its' own genre of Holocina. These "UW3" (Ugnari War III) movies were very quickly a dime-a-dozen, and most were just awful. The smash hits Saving Private Banthu and "Battle of R-Prime" however, had some staying power. And that's not saying anything for the video games! Call of Duty: Battle of R-Prime was a best-seller, and spawned several good sequels and even more bad ones.
But we digress. This was the first interstellar war that the Empire deemed worth an actual 'proper' declaration of war. It was delivered by text message, since we assumed they'd shoot the Ambassador. I mean, seriously? They must be seething by now.
The declaration was followed swiftly by two quick invasions in the Northern Resource Area.
Very quickly we have managed to damage the Ugnari position in the North! They must surely be busy with the Slukens, still. We don't think we'll get hit by any hard counter-attacks just yet.
More invasions followed... by now our Navy is immense, and we can afford to send many of the Core Worlds fleets on the attack.
The last great battle of the war was the Battle of Ralteer Prime. This, of course, is the same Ralteer Prime system that defected from the Ugnari during the last war. They came with a large fleet, while we had no fleets in the area. They were not counting on our strong Defenses, but still.. had they gotten through, likely our troops would only just barely have been able to hold out for re-enforcements.
They entered the system...
Incredibly violence ensued. We may lag technologically, but our Fuedal style of government allows us to field immense amounts of troops, and immense discounts on base and naval maintenance. In this instance, though, it's just enemy fleet against friendly orbital installations.
They take an immense pounding, but refuse to leave without doing some lasting damage. We think we wiped out at least half of the attacking force, while losing only a single orbital battery. The battle took several months.
Eventually, they give up and leave for easier targets.
After none of their counter-offensives gain any traction, and after complete success on our part, peace is offered to the Ugnari--once again, they will be required to pay us tribute. This is unsurprising, since they are still at war with the Slukens. We can only imagine that a war with us was the last thing they wanted. All the better for us to have done it! The war could have gone on for much longer, but our Invasion Flotillas were empty, and our offensive fleets were becoming disorganized. We are getting good at this short kind of war, but we wonder if we'd be any good against a foe with more resources at their disposal.
Speaking of Slukens.. still at war with the Ugnari, and their Military Strength is increasing. They seem determined to expand in our direction.. this will be a problem later, we suspect.
The war was shorter and easier than we expected. We seem destined for some peace--there is no reason to expand further, for now. Our focus instead must shift to protecting what we have, and finding ways to become stronger internally. There are whispers of revolution, but nothing serious yet...
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