Here's Raptor with the introduction to the next instalment in this Aces FanFic series.
Hey all, Raptor here.You can read Chapter 105 here.
HTL continues with part one of the Tiger Hunt series, which looks at the start of the fighting in the Loki system, as the heavily outnumbered Confed and Border Worlds Combined Fleet tries to hold back the invaders. The Tiger Hunt is a 15 part story arc written by myself and another writer which follows the efforts of the Border Worlders. This chapter is written by yours truly,so please send any and all comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you know, the Border Worlds military haven't been seen in an official Wing Commader product since WC4:TPOF, which is set in the early 2670's. Because of that, the state of the Border Worlds military in the 2680s isn't known. The assumption that we've used in HTL is that the Border Worlders at the time of WC:P are at roughly the same level *relative* to the Confederation that they were in WC:4.
That's to say, most of their craft are roughly a generation (or a game, to put it another way) behind Confed's best. In WC4, they were mainly using WC2craft like Sabres and Rapiers, while Confed was using Hellcats and Excals and the like. Now, while Confed has moved on to Vampires and Panthers, the Border Worlders are still using Kilrathi War type craft, both those bought from Confed and native built craft that have similar abilities. The only exception is a handfull of advanced craft such as Retaliators and Stalkers, which like the WC4 Banshees and Vindicators, can foot it with frontline Confed craft on an equal basis.
For those interested in Border Worlds technology in 2681, please check out this web site: