Ages Of the Federation is a new series of total conversions to Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion starting with "The Four Years War". The first mod in the series takes place between the Enterprise and Original series eras, focusing on the conflict between the early Federation and Klingon Empire. A Resurgent Romulan Star Empire, angry and still licking its wounds after its defeat to the federations waits in the shadows, ready to take advantage of a misstep by either the warring powers.

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hakn
hakn

Could one say this is a prelude?

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

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EmperorNiko
EmperorNiko

This will all get removed for totally non-sensible ship designs, new ship designs with iconic names (**** you D7), Lizard People to replace one of the most iconic races in Trek.

Dont worry though, this true vision of Trek Lore will still be made but as a tiny footnote instead of a massive project.

I Stand With Axanar!

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Keep in mind that we are not connected with the Axanar film project in any way. The lore we've written here is our own interpretation of events and draws inspiration from a variety of sources, and is in no way official.

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EmperorNiko
EmperorNiko

Oh i was just making a joke. That the mod which is true to lore would get replaced by a lesser mod.

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LegionN7
LegionN7

CBS can't take away our head canon. Nor can they completely destroy fan fiction.

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EmperorNiko
EmperorNiko

Yay Fanfiction!
Captains Archer, Kirk, Picard, Sisko and Janeway Fiveway!
JK i love Fanfiction.... though i could most likely find that... some people are wierd.

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LegionN7
LegionN7

Go to Archiveofourown.org and do a search for Kirk/Spock under explicit.

Have fun :p

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Let's also remember that a great deal of official material existed regarding these events before CBS decided to go down their current path.

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Tuskin38
Tuskin38

It was licence, but not canon. They had to obligation to follow it.

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Of course they had no obligation to adhere to the wider lore, but I would argue that they did have an obligation to make a greater effort to fit Discovery into a pre-existing universe than they did. Honestly, for the story they wanted to tell, they made a huge mistake in choosing to set the show in the pre-TOS period.

Licensed, lore, canon, official, unofficial, whatever you want to call it, the pre-Discovery wider fiction certainly contained its share of contradicitions (different authours across different mediums - it was unavoidable), but also more than enough consistencies to form a good idea of what happened during these periods, especially when combined with references from the actual shows.

And we can glean a lot just from the shows.

We know that there were a series of conflicts with the Romulan Empire that collectively came to be known as the Earth-Romulan War. We know that this conflict ended in the Romulans' defeat and the establishment of the Neutral Zone, and eventually the foundation of the Federation.

We know that there was a serious conflict with the Klingon Empire in the first half of the 23rd Century, that it lasted for some time, and that the Federation's greatest hero was Garth of Izar, who won a stunning victory at Axanar. We know that this conflict is the source of a lasting enmity between the Federation and the Empire, that is carried well into the 24th Century.

The wider works of fiction merely add flavour to these primary concepts.

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Tuskin38
Tuskin38

There was no mention of a serious conflict in the 23rd century against the Klingons.

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Tuskin38
Tuskin38

Prelude was good, but after that Axanar was a Scam.

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

I wouldn't call it a scam - they were genuinely working on the film they promised to make. The lawsuit smashed all that to pieces. Despite that, they are still working on making Axanar while still abiding by the new rules laid out by CBS.

That said, I'd agree that there was some mismanagement (but not malice) on Axanar's part. I think the project blew up into something far bigger than they knew how to handle.

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Tuskin38
Tuskin38

clearly there was malice later on.

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LegionN7
LegionN7

I've been following Axanar closely since quite early on. It wasn't and isn't a scam. As OrionSlaver said, the lawsuit halted production of the planned movie. The time it took to resolve the suit and the terms of the settlement forced them to change their plan radically and move their operation to a place cheaper to operate from.

I also agree with Orion that the worst thing which happened was that the project became much more popular than Alec Peters expected. It perhaps went to his head a bit much. Big egos are everywhere in Hollywood.

You also have to remember that before the lawsuit, CBS and Paramount had been very tolerant of fan films. Alec even checked with people inside CBS he knew to see if his project would cause problems. He was told no in corporate speak so assumed he had a green light. He also had little reason to think there'd be an issue given that other fan films had also become quite popular and high quality.

There's a very small group of people who have a bone to pick with Axanar and Alec Peters for various (mostly personal) reasons. Most of their claims and accusations have been untrue to the point of defamation and libel. They don't deserve any more attention than you would give to any internet troll.

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LegionN7
LegionN7

I hope the game engine can simulate the difference in ship design philosophy well enough.

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

To an extent it can. It's still Sins, and has its limits, but as a platform it's still surprising what you can achieve with it.

With Armada 3, for example, by focusing most of their firepower forward we managed to make the Klingons focused on aggressive tactics, doing as much damage as possible in a battle's opening moments, while being at something of a disadvantage in battles of attrition.

With the Federation we achieved the opposite, being less effective on the offensive but, with 360 degree firepower and being able to engage multiple opponents more effectively, being at a greater advantage when mixed up in fleet combat.

It can work.

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ExiledHunter
ExiledHunter

Focus fire on DAT AFT!

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Always.

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LegionN7
LegionN7

Spank dat aft.

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

SPANK IT!

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Centurian128
Centurian128

"With so much at stake, Garth planned to hold nothing back. There could be no retreat from Axanar.

With grim determination, Starfleet advanced."

*Ahem*

Youtu.be

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Sweet mother of Moses, yes!

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USS Xenophon speeds forward as the Battle of Axanar rages.

Axanar was a non-aligned world that had enjoyed peaceful relations with the Federation since its founding. In fact, the Axanari had been among the first new species encountered by Starfleet in the mid-22nd Century. This distinction aside, however, the Axanari, though friendly, preferred to stay independent of the politics and troubles of the larger powers surrounding their world.

Axanar's position, however, meant that this peaceful world could remain isolated no longer. The Klingons had advanced to within sight of the Federation's core worlds. Being within striking distance of Vulcan, Andoria, Tellar Prime, and Earth itself, Axanar was at the heart of Federation territory, and was the key to a decisive Klingon victory. And both sides knew it.

The Klingons arrived in the Axanar system first, but only by a short margin. They had barely completed their approach of the planet before their sensors showed incoming Federation ships. With a powerful fleet at hand, the Klingons were ready for a glorious battle.

Fleet Captain Kelvar Garth, now known as 'Garth of Izar' across the Federation (and the Klingon Empire), commanded the Federation fleet that approached Axanar. In a string of victories against the Klingons since his action at Cygnus III, Garth had come to understand the strengths and weaknesses of Klingon ships and tactics. The Klingons' aggressive nature and warrior beliefs were reflected in the designs of their ships - the majority of their weapons were directed forward, rendering Klingons ships comparatively vulnerable to flanking. If his ships could weather the Klingons' ferocious initial volleys as the fleets closed distance, Garth's fleet, with its superior phaser coverage, would have the advantage at close quarters.

With so much at stake, Garth planned to hold nothing back. There could be no retreat from Axanar.

With grim determination, Starfleet advanced.

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