Star Trek Attack Wing

Today saw a couple of runs at Star Trek Attack Wing. My wargaming friend ran the games. I was the Federation Commander up against my Klingon Foe.

I was attempting to win a mission called Assassination.

For the mission I chose the USS Enterprise, with her consort USS Hathaway.

The Enterprise was under the command of Captain James T Kirk. The Hathaway under the command of Captain Obadiah Lee.

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) wass a 23rd century Federation Constitution-class starship operated by Starfleet. In the course of her career, the Enterprise became the most celebrated starship of her time.

The USS Hathaway (NCC-2593) was a 23rd century Federation Constellation-class starship operated by Starfleet. This ship was launched in 2285 from the Copernicus Ship Yards on Luna, and was equipped with Avidyne impulse engines.

USS Hathaway closest to the camera was under the command of Lt Cdr Spock. Captain Kirk was at a Federation meeting, along with Captain Lee. The Enterprise was temporarily under the command of Lt Cdr Montgomery Scott.

Kirk and Lee on the planet. Little did they know they were going to be subject of an assassination attempt by the Klingon Empire.

A Klingon Battlecruiser, IKS Gr'oth, and Changs Bird of Prey approach the planet.

The IKS Gr'oth was a Klingon D7-class battle cruiser that was in service with the Klingon Imperial Fleet in the mid-23rd century. In 2268, the Gr'othwas under the command of Captain Koloth. The starship's first officer was Korax.

Chang's Bird-of-Prey was a prototype Klingon Bird-of-Prey commanded by General Chang in his efforts to discourage the potential peace talks between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. The vessel was equipped with a cloaking device that somehow allowed the vessel to fire its torpedoes while cloaked, an ability once considered impossible on other vessels, due to power constraints.

Chang was not in command of the Bitd of Prey, he was on leave on Kronos. Captain Nu'Daq replaced him. In 2369, Nu'Daq represented the Klingon Empire in collecting DNA fragments that would create a program made by the ancient humanoids. Nu'Daq originally believed that the DNA fragments comprised the designs for an ancient weapon of great power. When he collected one DNA sample from Indri VIII, he destroyed the planet's atmosphere, killing all life on the planet's surface, preventing any other party from procuring another DNA sample. When later criticized for having done this by Gul Ocett, who cited their collective lack of comprehension of the nature of the object of Galen's quest, likening it to a recipe for biscuits, Nu'Daq comically offered to send Ocett his mother's recipe.

Both Federation ships quickly detected the presence of the Klingons, and fearing the worst - raced to the planet to beam their respective Captains aboard. Just in time because the D7 battle cruiser beamed a Klingon warrior called Kerla down in an attempt to locate and terminate Kirk and Lee.

USS Enterprise in orbit, her shields were lowered to enable beaming Kirk aboard. Scotty took a calculated risk. Kirk was beamed aboard, narrowly missing the heavily armed Kerla.

The Hathaway did the same under Spocks command. Captain Lee safely aboard.

Suddenly the Battle Cruiser used her tractor beam on the shieldless Enterprise before firing a broadside of photon torpedoes.

Almost immediately the Enterprise exploded in a ball of flame, taking her entire crew, Scotty and Kirk with her.

Both Captain Lee and Spock looked on helplessly. They were suddenly alone facing two Klingon vessels. Although a fine ship, Hathaway was no match for the two Klingon ships alone.

USS Hathaway attempts to escape from the Klingon ambush, shocked at the destruction of the Enterprise.

The outstanding helmsmanship of Lt Sulu kept the ship alive for some time.

But it was only a matter of time before the firepower of the two Klingon vessels began to have an effect. Caught in a crossfire that even Sulu couldn't evade.

A final barrage of photon torpedoes from The Bird of Prey brought the Hathaway to her destruction.

Nu'Daq returned home to a rapturous reception, and was later presented with the Order of the Bat'leth for his successful mission against the Federation.

The Order of the Bat'leth is an exclusive Klingon group, a status awarded to warriors who had distinguished themselves in battle. It was considered one of the highest honors a Klingon could receive, with perhaps only the Order of Kahless outranking it in prestige. Every year, the chancellor would induct new members into the Order in a ceremony at the Hall of Warriors on Ty'GokorDrunken celebrations were held for a full day before the induction itself, which was part of the ceremony as an endurance test.

The second battle went very much the way of the first....


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