If I have read the context of mission 6A correctly, Alpha wing will be destroying the convoy they would have guarded in mission 6 of the alternative branch. In that mission the action takes place in the area around GTI Boone. This is great news for me cos I like doing 'ambient traffic' in missions. However, it does raise some questions for me which I'd like to have clarified before I roll up my sleeves and get stuck in.
Should point out that I'm just trying to get a grip on the relationships (both Military and Political) between the factions here. Once I understand that I can script plausible explanations for the scenario.
1) I get the impression from previous missions that the SOC actions concerning Tetrach Conglomerate (at this stage at least) are being kept hidden from the rank and file GTVA? Should this attack on a terran civilian convoy now be overt seeing as we know what Tetrach has been up to? Seems a little harsh on the freighter crews if so - I am reminded of Dr Evils henchmen....
2) If the attack should be deniable by the GTVA (for whatever reasons I come up with
) that sort of infers Alpha wing should be posing as pirates. As a point of general FS2 plot protocol, is it acceptable for pirates (or mercenaries for that matter) to have access to top of the line GTVA military hardware or should they be kept to old Great War surplus stock such as Hercs, Ulyssess and at a push Loki's that the GTVA would most likely have sold off to civilians? Somehow the idea that the GTVA would have sold off Perseus interceptors and Herc 2's to the plebs, especially after a protracted conflict of attrition with the NTF and the Shivans seems.....unlikely?
3) On a similar point, the TCv Apos should presumably be a Deimos. Are the GTVA really going to sell a perfectly functioning corvette to a corporation and wouldn't they have records of who they sold this devastating piece of military hardware too? I expect these points have been answered to the communities satisfaction some time ago but I've been away remember?
If there is some 'continuity doc' I should read by all means point me to it - I'm going through Karajorma's FAQ as a FRED refresher but my questions are more about the universe than FRED.
I think if you can just give me some pointers on these questions I can fill in the blanks (such as the Boone's response to an attack on civilian shipping in its..er..spacespace) myself.
Cheers and sorry if I'm going over very old ground here.