The war to bring the Kingdom of New Britannia has come and gone in my Stellaris
- The military build-up irreperably damaged all my diplomatic ties. All trade deals, migrations treaties and research agreements are off.
- The SF invasion was swift and decisive, only marginally
held up by the logistical problem of "there not being any ground forces". I knew I forgot about something.
- CRF Task Force Kraken vs SF 9th Fleet
: While the SU Fleets were marching from victory to victory, a small CRF task force began harrassing undefended systems, forcing me to pull the 9th Fleet and its Titan, the Enterprise
, from the front lines. This heroic little outfit was called Task Force Kraken
and commanded by one Manfred Richter. They led the 9th Fleet on a merry chase, until the Enterprise
finally caught up. The resulting battle was rather unceremonious, with Task Force Kraken
heroically charging the 9th Fleet only to be destroyed at maximum range by the Enterprise
's long range weapons.
- The New Britannia goverment was able to hold out for years however due to galactic politics: As a result from a previous war the Mauthula
-system was isolated from both the rest of New Britannia and from any route the SF could have taken to secure it. This dragged out the war signifacantly.
- The Fall of Ihefulian Prime
: Seeing the CRF brough to its knees the DD tried and initially succeeded in an attack on the Mauthula-system - but if you thought this would bring the CRF-SF conflict to a swifter end you don't know Stellaris. As soon as the DD redeployed its fleet, the UGC swept in. Resulting battles between the DD and UGC fleets were a series of massarcres, and the DD capital of Ihefulian Prime became just another conquered planet. As a result the DD is now ruled from the planet Elysium in a SU surrounded enclave east of the galactic core.
Now, war between the UGC and SU seems inevitable ... (Somewhere during the build-up I managed to complete the Domination victory condition - colonize 40% of the initally habitable planets. I will stay on until the Endgame crisis however.)