Decades have passed since the war erupted between the United Space Federation and The Alliance of Free Worlds. A bloody conflict that seemed to have reached a stalemate is now about to change, when a thrid faction suddenly appears. Take control of a fleet commander returned from exile, rise through the ranks of the United Space Federation forces and join an epic war across the stars. Start with a small group of frigates, and climb your way to controlling battleships, carriers and planetary bases, in huge space battles and boarding actions. Build space stations and orbital facilities to fortify your position, build your fleet, extract minerals and research upgrades. Execute boarding actions using marine special forces, and bombard your enemies with orbital long range cannons.

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Description of a failed attack against an enemy stronghold.

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The enemy has a very well protected asteroid field. This asteroid field is a major problem to our interests; it has a long range cannon installed in it, and it's bombarding our mining facilities at regular
intervals. Adding to it, the Alliance also has a BattleStation close by, and everything‘s protected by a powerful shield generator. These structures are also protected by heavy turrets inside the shield itself, which means that any ships that try to attack this position will be completely exposed to the fire of the heavy turrets without any chance to fight back, as their shots will be stopped by the shield.

The Alliance doesn't have many ships stationed in there; they probably think they won't need them.
So we decided to gather a strong fleet, and try to destroy this Alliance position.
We gathered a fleet of 4 battleships, 4 cruisers, 11 destroyers and 10 Frigates and ordered it to jump out of hyperspace near the asteroid field.

Stronghold Attack 1

Our fleet gets closer to the Alliance stronghold - the Alliance units can be seen inside the shield.

Stronghold Attack 2

These kinds of shields are very strong, but our battleships have a lot of firepower - they should be able to disable it if they have the chance to concentrate their fire into it. But the Alliance commander will surely move his ships against our fleet to prevent that from happening.

Stronghold Attack 3

Some of our ships' long range weapons started firing against the Alliance frigates that are coming out of the shield. We can see one cruiser hitting the massive shield, and its shot being stopped by it.

Stronghold Attack 4

The Alliance frigates are no match against our fleet's firepower, and some of them are already exploding in pieces. In the meantime, the shield is now in range of some of our ships. 2 battleships and 3 cruisers start to attack the shield.

Stronghold Attack 5

We just finished the last frigates, and now we're hitting the shield.

Stronghold Attack 6

Stronghold Attack 7

Our ships keep hitting the shields, and the enemy tries to prevent this, by sending their cruisers against our ships. Two of our destroyers just exploded.

Stronghold Attack 8

Although the cruisers are inflicting some damage to our ships - another of our destroyers is exploding - our ships keep concentrating their fire on the shields, and hopefully it will soon be down. One of our batteships is engaging an enemy cruiser with missiles.

Stronghold Attack 9

The shield is finally down - our ships can now get closer. The Battlestation has its own shields though, and there are still some enemy cruisers in there, and a lot of heavy turrets.
Let’s see if we have enough firepower to win this battle.

Stronghold Attack 10

We are now taking heavy losses; one battleship and one cruiser are gone, although we just finished 2 enemy heavy turrets. There are no more screenshots from this point forward, but we did lose this engagement.

We were able to destroy the enemy Battlestation, but ended up losing all our ships in the process, and the enemy shield generator was not destroyed, so soon enough his shield will be up again. This attack was a complete disaster.

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Wonkey
Wonkey

VERY COOL!

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Fluffkind
Fluffkind

So the plan was basically to charge forward and shoot like a maniac? Doesn't sound very tactical.

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DonJaket Author
DonJaket

..that's why it didn't work :)

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J.Sheppard
J.Sheppard

Ever hear of flanking...

Draw the enemy out into the open by making yourself look weak, then as they come out bring your other ships out of hiding, either behind the asteroids, or jump from a system thats a short distance away. Then rain down fire upon them focus on the ships first that are out in the open beyond the shield then focus on the shield itself then once the shield is down destroy the heavy turrets then the ships that are inside the shield, then destroy the station and the shield generator. Then you will triumph....

Of course im speaking from my experience on EVE so this may not be fully correct. That and im kind of used to working with atleast 30 Capitol Ships and about 60 Destroyers.

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BCamel
BCamel

Yeah I know, and flanking would work here, but really the idea here is showing a failed attack, not a sucessefull one :P

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