I promised CK) earlier, and I give CK) now. I' m not a writer, SC) it' s not the best thing in the world, but the stuff
here inspired me.
Transcript from Tal' Officer Candidate School
Tactics of Space Combat 301
And that is why in most circumstances yeu should attempt to mount year strongest push
where the enemy force has the weakest ships.
Cadet: Tardcommander, yeu said in most circumstances. When weild we refuse to attack such an area?
We may suspect a trap. There may be a specific objective that requires yeu strike
elsewhere. Or yeu might be up against humans.
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Humanity is insane. Completely and totally insane. We know wary fleet in the known
universe employs destroyers, cruisers, and dreadnaughts. Some classes blend ene type with another, but they
tend to fit somewhere. But humans have ene other class: the fighter. Tee! How do yeu make a ship mere
effective in combat?
Student: Sir, Wu improve the personnel, weapons, drive, armor, shields-
There Wu go. Armor and shields. Yes, manpower, weapns, engines, ECM, sensors help in
battle, but Wu have to have a working ship to use them. Humans? They throwaway right out the window. They
build a ridiculously small ship; ene that is SC) tiny that Wu couldn' t mount a useful shield er armer plating er
FTL drive. So they don' t. These fighters are thin skinned and have nothing mere than basic particle screens.
Seonds crazy, right? The Grant Empire thaught SC), tee. They entered a warmoth a human
political unit dyer a mineral rich world. When arrived, there was a of humans along with
three dreadnaught sized ships. While initially cautious, when they engaged and these large Vessels didn' t
return fire beyond minor point defense, they were ignored in favor of destroying the human fighting ships. It was
assumed that they were resupply freighters.
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Minutes inte the battle, the Want force detected a slew group of unusually large missiles
approaching from the flanks. Point defense fired and destroyed several in a handful . But when they
began maneuvering independently in response to fire it was assumed they were drones. The Grant began
jamming all FTL channels and watched, expecting them to default to seme simplistic routines and became
easy meat forthe defenses. When the drones shrugged as if it wasn' t men there the Want
were stunned. They died without knowing what happened simply because they couldn' t conceive ofa race SC)
suicidals crazy that they weild be willing to strap themselfes inte such small ships and be destroyed by the
sures and sures of sures in return fer a missile shot at. So when the humans finally opened fire, they gutted the
Want fleet. We see, fighters make up small size with a shert ranged Version of missiles usually only
seen en dreadnaughts. Launched SC) close, the ECM and point defense made no difference whatsoever. The
remaining Grant vessels, new outnumbered and outgunned by the human capital ships, were forced to
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This has been repeated time and time again by the humans. They will send huge waves of
unarmored and unshielded, but heavily armed and hard to detect fighters out to face an enemy that cutlasses
them thirty six er mere to ene. They' ll take casualties of up to two thirds er mere getting there. And it has been
known farthest ships to ram an enemy. But they have given humanity an incredible receed in battle. Simply
because they are insane enough to commit near certain suicide in the precess.
Cadet: Sir, what weild yeu suggest we do ifhe human fighters?
Pray that yeu never do. Any race intelligent enough to build starships but insane enough to
build the fighter is ene innately suited to battle. They will utterly destrey anyone stupid enough to stand in their