(38a) Addendum to (38)
The Crusader Campaign (140-1123)
The Course of the Battle of Tussinian, 9:10 to 10:20
On the port quarter, Motmos and Gl-X-2 are holding
position after defeating the Trin fleet. Motmos is down to maybe
1/3 strength, but Gl-X-2 is still in very good shape.
On the port bow, Tr-X-2 has previously taken fairly
heavy losses and is closely engaged with Gl-X-1. New Rome and
Glisten are outside the fight, maneuvering for position. Tr-X-2
is under half strength. Glisten has been outmaneuvered several
times and has taken significant losses, and while New Rome is not quite
in such a bad shape, it has still suffered including its flagship and
three other capships at the hands of Nightshade.
On the starboard quarter Murchison might be about to
fall, at only 20% strength and pinned between three fleets after a very
impressive run of holding on through superior maneuvers. They are
facing Jone, Mille Falcs, and the Darotukshi Battle Group. Jone
has taken some losses, but the other two attacker fleets are in fine
shape. Darotukshi, of course without the flagship, is almost
On the startboard bow, Commodore von Krantzhoff's
Tr-X-1 has the better positional advantage, with Raweh close by, but
with Iderati and a completely fresh Llanamith Battle Group (without Llanamith herself, of course)
lagging behind. Raweh has been hit hard several times, taking
significant but not crippling losses. Iderati has suffered fairly
light losses. All of them are showing fine tactical technique,
particularly von Krantzhoff.
Eqypt and Mirriam are on station matching the
innermost moon. Mirriam was piping tactical direction, but just
under an hour from now, at
10:03, will lose all communications. Elixabet and Emape are
in the process of joining the parking formation.
Motmos and Gl-X-2 holding,
Tr-X-2 still in close battle with Gl-X-1, but New
Rome is starting to outflank them. Glisten has still not found a
good position yet.
Amazingly, Murchison is still holding, only Jone
being able to maintain good contact with Mille Falcs and Darotukshi
Tr-X-1 is fighting Raweh still, holding a slight
advantage, but it's leaving them open to being outflanked.
Iderati and Llanamith are taking advantage of that.
Motmos is pulling out of the battle to join the
parking lot, retreating in good order and formation. Gl-X-2 will
be spending half an hour reaching a high position to enable them to be
deployed into whatever position is needed.
Tr-X-2 still has the upper hand on Gl-X-1, but New
Rome is still proceeding to a good position. Glisten is on the
move, but outmaneuvered still.
Murchison is still in a position of advantage, but
taken enough losses that they cannot last longer. Jone is taking
losses too, but can afford more. Mille Falcs and Darotukshi are
in position to prevent Murchison escaping.
Tr-X-1 still engaged with Raweh, Iderati and
Llanamith still outflanking them.
Tr-X-2 is now in a bad position. They haven't
taken many more losses, but are now hemmed in by Gl-X-1, New Rome, and
Jone charges Murchison and in a bnlliant blaze of
fire eliminates the remains of the defender fleet. It is unlikely
that there will be many survivors, the fight was of such ferocity at
the end. Mille Falcs and Darotukshi can only stand by and
watch. All three fleets will take some time to regroup.
Tr-X-1 has been outflanked, but pushed Raweh back
and breaks clear of Iderati and Llanamith.
Tr-X-2 is doing a Murchison. They're very
weak, but somehow holding on despite being encircled by Gl-X-1, New
Rome, and Glisten.
Tri-X-1 breaks clear and redirects their orbit
vector. Raweh, Iderati, and Llanamith are going to take some time
Gl-X-2 has reached high position and is ready to
Tr-X-2 is starting to fail. At about 20% now,
it looks inevitable that they will fall soon now. GL-X-1, New
Rome, and Glisten still have them encircled.
Tr-X-1 is making more space and leaving Raweh,
Iderati, and Llanamith on the wrong orbit.
Tr-X-2 slams into Glisten, who have made another
tactical error, and inflicts very heavy losses. The other two
fleets are scrabbling to re-engage.
Tr-X-1 is clear of combat and free to repair.
Raweh, Iderati, and Llanamith are on an interception vector and should
re-engage as a trio in 20 minutes.
Glisten is about to fall. Tr-X-1 continues to
rip them apart, while Gl-X-1 and New Rome chase.
Motmos has reached the parking orbit by the moon.
Tr-X-1 runs into the trio of Raweh, Iderati, and
Llanamith, but the fleets do not engage, simply holding an orbit out of
Glisten and Tr-X-2 are in too close for Gl-X-1 and
New Rome to get involved, and they're standing clear in orbit.
Victorious Jone, with Mille Falcs and Darotukshi,
are still regrouping.
Gl-X-2 is still in high position.