Originally posted by dan87uk
The Aquitane is damaged in the nebula remember, when it jumps to GD it then heads straight for capella and once there heads straight for vega, do you not remember this? it was heavily damaged i nthe nebula and in the mission they say the aquitane needs to be covered in its retreat and then the debrief says she will be heading to vega for repairs, so just before the supernova mission it jumps to vega but leaves its pilots behind to cover the transports/cruisers etc
It left at least its elite
pilots behind to help. According to the Subspace tech entry, fighter-jump-drives are prohibitively expensive -- not all GTVA fighters have drives, damnit!!
-- which means the Aquitaine likely hauled most of its fighters back to Vega with it.
Say, I wonder what would happen if someone made a campaign where the player and his squadron (and maybe a couple small capital ships) have to carry out guerrilla attacks in a hostile-held system because their fighters have no jump drives and no one can extract them. Twould be interesting, especially if you had to team up with pirates or rebels that you were fighting earlier in the campaign. (I'm not talking ITDOH level, just... what if a small unit got cut off in Regulus, during Warzone, or something?)
Don't look at me, I've already got 2 projects going here.