Originally posted by joek:
3) Besides, was the GTVA still using Orions at the time. At the beginning of the game your squad is transfered from an Orion to a Hecate.
It's true that the 53rd Hammerheads (your first squadron in playing FS2) was transferred onto the Aquitaine at the start of FS2. However, I don't think necessarily think they were transferred from the Bastion (which IS an Orion, like joe said). The feeling I got was that the Bastion had been mothballed/retired sometime after the First Great War. Of course, the Bastion WAS part of the 4th Fleet, which is based in Vega. The first command briefing in FS2, which gives the rough history of the 53rd, even says "since then, we've called Vega our home."
I don't remember the exact text of the briefing, but the feeling I got was that after the Bastion was retired, the 53rd was transferred to another destroyer(which could have been either Orion OR Hecate, there's no way to tell) in the 4th Fleet and remained in Vega until the start of FS2, when the 53rd was transferred to the Aquitaine, which is the flagship of the 3rd Fleet in Capella.
To sum up, the destroyer that the 53rd transferred from could have been either Orion or Hecate and it was PROBABLY NOT the Bastion.
That's my take on it, anyway...
CP, you really GOTTA e-mail me your real life addy; I wanna visit you during Spring Break 'cause you're only a short drive from my house in Washington, DC.
Oh, BTW, how soon until the new list is done? DON'T FORGET TO POST IT ON FRED ZONE!!!
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[This message has been edited by Su-tehp (edited 12-15-2001).]