Here is my mission, titled . . . The First of Many
It is an adaptation of a chapter I read in the book, "The Crow," by Alison Croggon, where the Black Army after the sack of Jerr-Niken move on to the Il Dara Wall. However, I had
to change some things, else might as well read a book!
I've decided to allow anyone to test it - so I'm putting it here. The First of Many
It is "winnable" on medium difficulty, but only if you do the right things! (sort of
)Actually, I might post a walkthrough now, so when you play it, you can see why I did certain things.
It is ideal for you to check the weapons and ships available, because really, at the end of the mission, you need all the hull integrity you can get.
For the first 2 minutes, just listen to the radio-chatter that your wingmates are making. Also, have a good look around at the defences your Cluster is composed of, so when the enemy turns up, you know where to fight.
When the Black Army Scout arrives, again, listen to the radio chatter. In about 30secs, it will disappear into subspace. There should be a "tense" silence before the BA Cai (for Black Army Cai) arrives.
*Spectacular Display!!* The BA Cai, along with its complement of corvettes, renamed Dogsoldiers, and cruisers appear out of subspace about 4000-5000m away from the terrified defenders. However, due to the tactics of the Black Army, the Cai just sends in waves and waves of fighters to attack.
The charge normally takes about 40secs, so you can plan out your strategy. It is a VERY GOOD idea to order your wingmen to guard the Amdridh, one of your cruisers, as 1. Your few fighters stay together 2. There is anti-fighter beams nearby. 3. At the end, you will have many surviving wingmen
There should be heavy fighting, but do not go beyond 2000m of the Amdridh, because it is highly likely you will be killed. So stay close to the Amdridh.
Finally, when the fighter and bomber wings are down, sit back and relax as the surviving pilots nervously await what the BA Cai is going to do. Finally, it decides to charge into the Cluster. The remaining RBCs and the SCv Ir-Ytan is standing by to try and cripple the Cai as much as they can.
However, a Dogsoldier (corvette) jumps directly in the middle of the Cluster along with several wings of fighters and bombers and attacks the Cluster. You are ordered to make a deathrun to the jump node, about 4000m from the Amdridh. Banshee wing, is ordered specifically to destroy you, so don't dwadle!
Close in on the Il Dara Jump, a navbuoy to about 1000m and engage your subspace drive. It triggers a red-alert, and perhaps I'll make the mission after that in my spare time.
This particular mission is supposed to have some shock effect to it - although since I beta-tested it for about 12 times now, the shocks have sort of worn off.
Have a nice play with it, and perhaps enjoy it as well!