And finally the bottom section.
Do not be concerned about the 1st Nordera fleet. It’s still weak, even for a 150% strength fleet. Of greater concern is the mass of forces at Kardoen. The 3rd Nordera should be at full strength, and I predict the Fura’ngle and Hertak are in attendance. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out there’s only one race left (unless Spoon has another up his sleeve) but, this cements it for me:
1st ? Fleet, Morale from Very Low to Normal
I think the Fura’ngle just got a little “pep talk” from their masters, the Hertak. If the 150% 1st fleet convention is also in place, this means great trouble. Every fleet in Kardoen can attack, and I predict they will do so.
Here’s my plan:
Send the 1st LSF to Aldebaran.
Pull the 2nd LSF out of Hydra and have it resupply.
Send the 4th CRF to Hydra.
Send the 3rd DD to Vega.
Have all 3 fleets in Draco Resupply and Defend.
Have the 2nd DD and 3rd CRF attack and destroy the 2nd Nordera.
2nd LSF Fleet:
Fighter attack strength: 21+7=28 (19+2+1)
Capital attack strength: 14+11=25 (14+1)
Fighters at 85% Strength
Capital ships at 86% Strength
2nd DD Fleet:
Fighter attack strength: 15+8=23 (18)
Capital attack strength: 15+8=23 (17)
Fighters at 82% Strength
Capital ships at 84% Strength
2nd Nordera Fleet:
Fighter attack strength: 5+3=8 (10+2)
Capital attack strength: 5+3=8 (8+2)
Fighters at 34% Strength
Capital ships at 38% Strength (23+25=48 = elimination)
Like the 2nd Cordi, destruction is assured with minimal damage.