Desperate Times - Air Wing
Desperate Times - Air Wing
Summary: Cylons show up, and the fleet takes losses.
Date: 31 ACH
Related Logs: None

[Colonial] DRADIS contacts scream out as ten contacts appear in sudden rapid succession. The contacts resolve into enemy configurations, Jumping in right on top of the fleet, flying straight for the largest vessel in the fleet, the Station. Before much more than shouting can happen, the raiders in lead release a volley of missiles and pull up as two larger craft dive directly for the station. Missile impacts against armor blast off chunks of the PAS while a missile catches one of the rings, detonating and blasting a gap in the ring itself, even as the rings move along the hull, locking into their second position, one ring at one end, and the other rings locking at the other end, sparks flying from the jagged ends of the blasted off piece of ring. The larger craft slam into the missile blasted armor ports and crash into the superstructure. The PAS station rocks and shudders with multiple impacts from two different sides. Meanwhile, the eight Raiders pull up and power away from the station, heading for the other ships in the fleet, staying as far as possible from the deadly Battlestar.

[Intercom] Attention! Action Stations! Set Condition One throughout the fleet.

[Tac1] This is Genesis, Actual. Multiple Contacts! Get those frakkin' birds in the air. Launch Alert Vipers!

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "This is Fireater, green across the board. Ready to launch."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Too Tall, All green..Ready to launch."
New DRADIS Contact: FireEater_702 arrives from Hangar Bay B.

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Cornbread, all sys green. Ready to launch!"

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Hound here. All systems green. Ready to launch."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Cornbread, form up on me. Don't do anything stupid."

New DRADIS Contact: RAPTOR-G_103 arrives from Hangar Bay B.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "You get the honor of being the wingman of me, Too Tall. Congratulations."
New DRADIS Contact: VIPER_1623 arrives from Hangar Bay B.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Copy that hound, I form up on your five o'clock..Where the frak did they come from?"

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Forming up in your five now, Fireater"

[FireEater_702: Roz] Fireater hits the edges of the launch tubes and does a roll, to get into position. The bird moves in with those who were on CAP as they begin a standoff to keep cover of the small fleet. Glancing out her window, she sees the explosions on the PAX.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Frak."

[FireEater_702: Roz] OOC - Make that PAS

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Viper_210 shoots out from the hangar deck at full throttle and quickly banks over to the left in the search of his wingman. A quick circle and then he forms up on the right hand side of Hounds Viper 'The Charon'

[Charon_840: Warwick] Going out on a corkscrew roll, the Charon moves into position with the other Vipers, as Hound looks around carefully inside. Ready to go for the enemies now, he holds the craft in position with the other for now.

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] Another Raptor drifts away from the Genesis, and forms up loosely alongside Jocasta's, well away from the vipers.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As The CAP responds, Scratch and Wasted already flying out on patrol, thrusters igniting and the Vipers flipping around to launch themselves through vacuum at the Raiders, three more contacts at the edge of DRADIS range appear. Large contacts, three Base Stars enter the scene, moving into a line formation, DRADIS screens begin charting and calculating as the Base stars begin launching Raiders in rapid succession, the flying wings closing into the space between the two fleets, massing as Raiders continue to launch into the endless night, emerging from their ports as fast as they can and not clog their flight patterns. The fighters fly away from the base stars to form into battle lines, only to be replaced with more, freshly launched fighters.

~Combat #1368~
Turn 0

Name (Weapon) Target Targeted By Damage

1 - Team 1
Aya (Raptor-G) …….
Jocasta (Raptor) …….
Ramiro (Viper) …..
*Scratch (Viper) …..
Sloane (Viper) …..
Warwick (Viper) …..
*Wasted (Viper) …..

2 - Team 2
*Raid1 (Raider) ..
*Raid2 (Raider) ..
*Raid3 (Raider) ..
*Raid4 (Raider) ..
*Raid5 (Raider) ..
*Raid6 (Raider) ..
*Raid7 (Raider) ..
*Raid8 (Raider) ..

3 - Team 3
*Base1 (Basestar) 0/20
*Base2 (Basestar) 0/20
*Base3 (Basestar) 0/20

Weapon: Viper — Armor: None — Stance: Normal — Cover: None

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] Boosting out of the hangar, Cornbread banks and rolls to follow Fireeater. Once in position, he glances to his instrument panel before stealing a look at the PAS station. That's when the Base Stars blink into existence and start vomiting Raiders in their direction. He grips his flight controls.

[Tac1] Gold wing, Actual, we've got multiples. Keep a tight hold on your sticks. Let them come to you so they can get into the Pandora and Genesis crossfires. Watch your asses out there.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Gods of Kobol that is…Frak me."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Copy that, Actual. You heard the man."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Frak that's alot of them…C..copy Fireeater."

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Copy that. And they'll probably be reduced in numbers quite soon, Cornbread."

[Tac1] "Hooper" Aya says, "Copy, Actual. Jammer and I will provide whatever support we can from here."

[RAPTOR_214: Jocasta] Ensign Jocasta "Jammer" Maru and her amazing technicolor NPC pilot swing out into formation while the Viper pilots play air show out the hangar. Her eyes go a little wide at the DRADIS display and she momentarily cranes her head to see out the wide windshield of the Raptor to verify visually the wall of red dots come to call on their little picnic in space.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As the Alert Vipers launch the initial Raiders scatter amongst the fleet, trying to keep out of weapons fire from the capital ships. Several of them launch missiles, sending them streaking at the larger ships before swinging around to engage the Alert Vipers and the CAP.

[FireEater_702: Roz] 702 banks again, getting a good focus on what is hitting the PAS so badly. A grimace at the ring sections blasted away and making for some mean manuevering around the debris. When a body goes rolling in front of her, Fireater has to dodge it or have it endup on her windshield.

[Tac1] Pandora, train your guns on that nest moving on the outer ships!

[VIPER_210: Harvey] 210 eagerly shifts like a dog straining to get away from its leash, on the side of 'The Charon'. Too Tall simply tries his best to keep the wing of Lt Hound and his Viper.

[FireEater_702: Roz] OOC - I have no combat number!
You paged Roz with '#1368'

[Tac1] "Hooper" Aya says, "Three basestars confirmed, gold squadron. Jammer, let's try to keep these bandits busy."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Frak me, I'm lit up like Crow's last binge. Help me out here, Cornbread."

[Tac1] "Jammer" Jocasta says, "Lookit that, Hoop. We're makin' friends already."

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] Bobbing his head a little bit to shake off the insects stabbing into his fear center, Cornbread narrows his almond shaped eyes and ignores what appears to be a body rushing past his Viper. Staying on Fireeater's five o'clock, he lines up on an incoming target, not wanting to crowd in on her target.

[Charon_840: Warwick] Keeping the Viper ready for the action when it comes, Hound glances out of his ship to see the Wingman there, then prepares to move for one of the incoming Raiders, while staying safe from any of the fire that probably is incoming.

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] The second raptor peels away from Jocasta's, still hanging well back of the vipers for now as the pilot keeps an eye on DRADIS.

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Copy that, Fire. I'll keep 'em off you!"

[VIPER_210: Harvey] 210 follows suit with his wing commander 'The Charon' banking to the side and burns thrusters as he sets course for the designated target.

[Tac1] "Jammer" Jocasta says, "I'm not angling for a threesome out here, guys. Somebody let these pervs know I'm not that kind of girl until the fourth date."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Excellent! Kick some cylon butt!"

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Good work, folks. Let's get rid of the rest of those pieces of scrapmetal now."

[RAPTOR_214: Jocasta] Unfortunately, Jammer's fun-loving tactical banter seems to go unacknowledged and while the Vipers triple team the first Raider to come into their line of fire, her Raptor gets lit up on both sides by a pair of sparrows spotting an easy kill.

[FireEater_702: Roz] Fireater starts moving in for the shot and rakes across the Raider as it flys past her. As someone behind her takes it out, she feels the *pingpingping* as one does the same to her. Checking controls, she turns and burns, getting back into the fight.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Get those frakkers off the Raptors."

[Charon_840: Warwick] Moving in for that Raider, the Charon opens fire at the enemy, and then turns around to see where other incoming Raiders are, frowning as he sees the ones attacking the Raptor. Heading for one of them now.

[Tac1] "Jammer" Jocasta says, "Am I talking to myself out here?! FRAK ME!"

[VIPER_210: Harvey] A hail storm of bullets rains between Too Tall, Hound and one of the Raiders. It is hard to see exactly who does what, but 210 makes a roll to avoid the shells coming its way and then the raider is no more. Forming up once again upon his Wing Commanders Five, Too Tall looks for his next prey. Controls still show green, no damage.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "On it. We'll get them away, Jammer."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Yea-haa…Scratch one toaster..lead the way Hound."

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As the Vipers engage the close Raiders, the Colonial Capital ships open up with Enemy Suppression Barrages on the closing Raider swarms. Raiders explode in the dozens, but the mass is immense.

A wing of five Raiders detatches from the main swarm, flying at the Hades, engines on full burn as they angle for the Flat Top tender ship. Missiles release and the wing turns towards the battle as the missiles slam into the hull of the craft, causing explosions to chain react along the length of the ship, bright orange plumes reaching into the vacuum before the final reaction takes the engines and the whole of the ships superstructure tears apart from within.

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] Feeling the jolt of taps against his engine well, Cornbread snarls and kicks in an afterburner slide. Hitting the boosters, he starts to scream after the raiders on the Raptors. Lining up on another, the first one he sees, he enters the furball officially.
<COMBAT> Jocasta aims at Raid3.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Zeus on a frakkin' stick…how many were on that ship?!"

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Copy that, Fireeater. Hang in there, guys…"

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Too many, Fireeater. Too many…"

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] The other raptor banks and noses up as it's struck with raider fire, pinwheeling in closer to its partner.

[Tac1] Gold wing, Genesis Actual, maintain close defense. Evacing now. Keep those cylons off the Rescue raptors.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Copy that, Actual. Vipers on defense."

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Floating in the air like a brick can't, Too tall takes a moment to look over the chaos of the battlefield. Kicking in the burners the Viper then rolls on its left and forms up with 'The Charon' as he lets loose another hail of death delivered from the Genenesis with curtesy of Commander Regas and the Humankind. Seeing how yet another Raider in his sights goes up in flames, he also notices the damage done to the Raptor. Banking hard right he keeps the wing of Hound going for the next kill.
<COMBAT> Harvey aims at Raid6.

[FireEater_702: Roz] Fireater sends another burst of fire across Raid2's wing, keeping an eye on her wingman as she flares out and then does a 180, to turn back around and see what is happening.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As the shuttles launch from the PAS, more Raiders break through the suppression screen, closing to make a run on the large station. Strafing fire unleashes on the PAS as more Raiders come in to take aim on the shuttlecraft, firing freely. One of the unarmed craft detonates in Cylon shells as the rest of the Raiders swing around to engage the Vipers.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Splash one for Cornbread, you go boy."

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] Biting down a howl of victory as his ammunition connects into the Radier's engine, Cornbread watches the spark ignite the fuel cells and cause a painful looking implosion. The Raider goes spinning out of control until it ignites. Speeding past Fireeater, he does another banking afterburner slide, forming back up on her five. He maintains his cover, doubling up on her target.

[Charon_840: Warwick] As that other Raider goes down, Hound turns to look around for the next Raiders, heading in the direction of one of them a bit slowly. Preparing to take out those Raiders before they can take out everyone else.

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "I'm all man now, Fireeater. Staying on mopup, your Six is safe."

[RAPTOR_214: Jocasta] A colorful collection of choice Aerelonian colloquialisms fills up the comms for a moment and then static as Jammer's poor pile of scrap formerly known as a Raptor takes on another barrage of hits from a Raider which then summarily explodes as assistance comes in too late. "…lo…pil… fra—" Someone in there must still be alive but their transmission isn't anywhere near intelligible.

[Tac1] "Hooper" Aya says, "Jammer, you better jink and fall back."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Hound, Too Tall, I still got your back..Just lead the way, we got this!"

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "You're buying if we live through this. Although, our Taproom is probably shot to hell. All that booze, what a waste."

[Colonial] This is Genesis Actual, Abandon that ship and quit frakking around! — Weapons crew, keep those basetars away from us.

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] The pilot in Aya's raptor begins maneuvering toward his squadmate in preparation to rescue the crew, while the ECO keeps her attention on the incoming raiders; another flare of magnetic interference is seen at its nose.

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Trying to avoid debrie and actually firing straight into one of the ships of the Fleet, Viper 210 on the five of 'The Charon' rolls into a spin as it lets loose with its cannon. If anything it makes for a nice lightning show as the tracer rounds swirls out into the darkness of space. Gritting his teeth, Too Tall pulls at his controls trying to keep tight formation with his wing commander as he moves in for another turn.

[FireEater_702: Roz] Atleast she is feeding Cornbread, if nothing else. Guns firing, she gives some damage to the tail of one and then flies right over it's head.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Oh frak, it starts again. Got this little troublemaker at my tail, it seems."

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] With the initial damange blown into the raider, Cornbread keeps his promises and follows through with cleanup. The inexperienced pilot missed that one coming in on his three o'clock. His screen flickers when the shots connect with the body of his Viper. Roaring angrily in his helmet, he banks hard, trying to shake off pursuit.

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Splash two for Cornbread. DAMN IT! Bandit on me, going evasive…"

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Hound, I've got your six..Bank left and I break trying to get him in my sights."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Sop it up, Cornbread. Your bar bill is getting huge."

[Charon_840: Warwick] Firing at the target, or more precisely, around the target, Hound growls as the Charon shakes from a hit, although not one of those worst ones.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Got it, Too Tall. Thanks."

[RAPTOR_214: Jocasta] Meanwhile, the in the belly of Raptor 214, Jocasta sends out what she hopes will be a successful jamming signal before abandoning her post in order to take up the stick. That poor NPC bastard who thought it'd be a super-keen idea to ride with the best ECO left in the fleet didn't reckon that her reputation must have surely proceeded her amongst the toasters who came out to play — he's dead, slummed over in his suit after a small explosion in the cockpit all but disabled them in the last barrage. She tries to send out a message to inform her comrades of her retreat but who's to say how much of it is capable of being discerned amongst the battle noise.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As the Capital ships maintain their fire on the swarm of Raiders, and the Base stars continue hanging back, launching Raiders without seeming to stop, the Raider swarms start breaking up, to be caught by the large cannon fire. They're looking for a way around, to get at the Colonials. More shuttles launch from the PAS, heading for the Genesis as they make a break for safety. It seems the close Raiders are more concerned with the Colonial Vipers now, and are leaving the shuttles alone.

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] Aya's raptor shudders as it's hit, the strike igniting the tail section briefly and causing it to swerve. Nevertheless, it swings in on Jocasta's six, prepared to evacuate as soon as the opportunity is had.

Lost DRADIS Contact: RAPTOR_214 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Take that you metal bastards. Splash One!"
New DRADIS Contact: Fender_211 arrives from Hangar Bay B.

[Charon_840: Warwick] Banking left as told by his Wingman, Hound tries to fire off a shot at one of those Raiders, but it goes wide.

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Firing his retro burners, Too Tall seems to come to a complete stop for a second or two, the Cylon on his and Hounds tail swirls past and Too Tall kicks into gear once more, after a so called Husker Stall. With the burners kicking into gear, the Viper lets loose another salvo of led. Looking for new targets, 210 tries to move up to his Wing Commanders side once again.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Thanks, Too Tall. I owe you one."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Just dont go, you can be my wingmate anytime, Hound..Just dont..That one was for free."

[Tac1] This is Actual. All Raptors evac what you can. Land where you can. Civilian ships get those FTL's up, jump out of here to the marked Coordinates. Pandora and Genesis will follow.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] The gunnery fire from the Capital ships continues to tear into the swarm of Raiders, spreading out as the Cylon fighters keep pressing, Heavy raiders explode all around, but a wing of the light Raiders makes it through, getting under the fire cover, as more Raiders launch from the base stars.

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] A small stream of gas is emitting from Cornbread's Viper, but is nonetheless still in the fight. Spinning using the nose thrusters, Cornbread opens up on a would be pursuer and opens fire. A large explosion is made as the Raider is vaporized, and Cornbread deftly manuevers upwards out of the way of the speeding debris. Moving to form back up on Fireeater, he looks to the swarm fora second.

New DRADIS Contact: Wrongway_101 arrives from Hangar Bay B.

[Tac1] "Hooper" Aya says, "Copy, Actual. Going to take a look around the PAS while the gold squadron keeps those bandits busy."

[FireEater_702: Roz] Fireeater keeps her eyes on the new swarm, "Frak me, they don't quit," she does a roll and pulls just ahead of Cornbread. "Don't get cocky, kid."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Splash one. Cornbread. I could throw a rock and hit three of them, Fireeater. There's so frakkin many…."

[Tac1] Hazzard says, "This is Hazzard, Medical teams to the Hangar..We've got a Raptor coing in hot."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "They got my number again, Jammer quit giving it out."

[Fender_211: Addie] 211 finally comes into visual range as Fender and Wrongway return from a skip and a jump away during maneuvers. Imagine the frustration of having to punch it to get back, listening to all that damage going over TAC. Zooooooom.

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Fashionably late as always. I hope you kids saved us some."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "No problem there, Fender, it's a feast."

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "My DRADIS is lit up like a frakkin' festival of lights."

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "We've saved some for you guys."

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "You are not wrong there, 'way."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "That's Cornbread buying us all drinks, Wrongway."

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "How you doing there, 'bread? Training wheels are off."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Busted? Frak that Fender my cherry's getting liquefied…"

[Wrongway_101: Rue] 101 is holding steady at 211's side, speed poured on liberally as they fly towards the battle. In the cockpit, Wrongway looks over at 211 and just shakes her head.

[Fender_211: Addie] Inside the cockpit of 211, Fender just shrugs, clearly in visual to Wrongway. The ships speed in to engage, hello space trash!

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Kids today."

[FireEater_702: Roz] Roz rolls her viper into the mess of Raiders breaking through and lets her guns go, blowing that one back to its maker. Literally. When Sloane gets another one, she fistpumps.

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Splash Two!"

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Splash 1."

[Fender_211: Addie] 211 lines up on a poor, poor little raider. A breath and a squeeze of the trigger sends the unfortunate Raider exploding in bits left to float in the cool expanse of space. Fender kicks it in and finds herself another target to play tag with.

[VIPER_210: Harvey] 210 finds his way along the five of 'The Charon' once again. The Pilot looks over towards his Wing commander and gives a thumbs up, before he banks left to send a salvo of lead towards a Raptor that swirls in over his ten o'clock high on the tail of Scratch. A quick tip of his wings as he banks by Scratch he then moves back to fly along side his Wing commander.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Splash Four, fo fo Too tall…"

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Cornbread, your bird is smoking all over the place."

[Wrongway_101: Rue] 101 flies in, gunning for that bogey on the New Guy's viper. When Roz's viper nabs it, it peppers part of the thing's fuselage, then peels off to find a new target. Poor Cylon Bastards.

[Charon_840: Warwick] Turning a little as he sees one of those Raiders coming straight for him, Hound heads for that Raider, feeling that Too Tall can be trusted with taking out that other one. Unfortunately, he misses his own shot, growling a bit to himself as he turns to try anew, a touch more agressively now.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Hate to agree with her, but we're not losing anybody today, Corny. Head back to the Genie, ASAP."

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] Hooper isn't in this to play with the big boys and girls; her pilot keeps their bird well back of the engagement and out of the scatter of raider fire while the ECO seeks out a new target on DRADIS.

[VIPER_1623: Sloane] Slapping his controls to turn off power to his fire controls, Cornbread proactively avoids a munitions explosion. There's flickering lights all over inside of his Viper as he banks hard and starts a beeline towards the Genesis. He doesn't waste time.

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Live to take the abuse another day."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "FRAK! ….Frak frak…Copying. Cornbread splash four, RTB!"

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "You did good, Cornbread."

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] The swarm of Raiders from the neverending streams seem to spin through the barrage of Point defense shots, screaming in toward the Viper cluster. More shuttles launch from the PAS, people trying to get out as the Raiders break through a gap in the defense screan, more and more Raiders pouring through, the tide stemmed off as the PAS guns open up to add it's own minimal barrage to try to plug the hole.

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Seeing how 'The Chevron' takes on a more aggresive flight pattern, his wingmate 'Too Tall' follows suit. Rolling on his lft hand side, the Raptor sets a straight course towards one of the incoming Raptors that is coming in from the two o'clock low. Yet moving at full throttle makes for little time to actually get your aims straight. Then again it also gives the enemy the same disadvantage as tracer rounds flare around him like a Christmas tree. Pulling his stick, he banks for another turn.

[Fender_211: Addie] Fender's bird takes a sharp angle of approach on a particularly feisty looking raider. She kicks in a burn as she approaches, and leaves a pretty substantial hole in the poor baby's right wing. Though the raider banks, she stays on its ass. She doesn't have much to worry about from her own pursuer, it seems. That raider is made of fail.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Hound, Too Tall, Easy on the throttle..This is madness."

[RAPTOR-G_103: Aya] There's a lovely explosion as raider fire slices through the second raptor, blowing a wing to smithereens and then a large part of the bird itself by proxy. The pilot's probably splattered across the windscreen right now, and the ECO tries to fumble for the console to steer the ship back to base, but collapses.

[Wrongway_101: Rue] Twisting in flight, 101 burns after a bogey, sending nasty hole-making bullets from it's Vulcan's. When said bogey explodes, it flies right through the debris and tugs upwards, executing a barrel roll before finding a new target and punching the throttle.

[FireEater_702: Roz] Roz flips around, her wingman now gone she's kind helping double up. Seeing the explosion of the Raptor, her own hand pauses on the stick for a fraction of a second.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Genesis Actual, Wrongway. We need a rescue raptor, I repeat, we need a rescue raptor."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Preflight check in progress. Flight crew busting into place…."

[Tac1] Actual here, flight deck, launch S&R.

[Charon_840: Warwick] Hunting that same Raider as before, Hound rolls down to give the Raider a faceful of shots, frowning as it doesn't go down yet. But he keeps on following after it rather carefully. He avoids some incoming shots from another Raider, and tries to take out the one that dared trying to shoot down his wingman.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] The Raider screen increases in it's intensity, like a hornets nest, the Raiders become more and more frenzied, launching from the base stars and burning straight for the fight, seeking out a way through the screen as more Raiders close, slipping through to continue the battle, they almost seem to smell the downed fighter, and they increase their attacks, wave and waves of Raiders barely held in check, and not completely.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Got one on my back, Too Tall. Take that one, and I'll take the one that's been following you. Good deal?"

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Give the S&R some cover, people."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Wilco..This one wont even see it coming."

[VIPER_210: Harvey] In the chaos of Raiders and Vipers, Too Tall banks to his right to get in behind the one chasing his Wing Commander only to find that it is now trailing another Viper. Sending a salvo in the direction of the Viper, Too Tall misses as he scans for his wing commander and the Raider on his tail.

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Splash 2."

[Fender_211: Addie] 211 makes short work of her newest shiny lil target, trading up from wing damage to blast the crap out of its controls, sending the raider spinning and accelerating out of control, and in pieces—just a couple, but they're still pieces.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "I lost him, I lost him…Hound, hows it looking?"

[FireEater_702: Roz] Roz sprays some fire across the tail of one and then gets into the line of fire of another. Her guns get a sweeping hit and she begins checking her readouts.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Splash one here. This one won't be troubling us anymore, Too Tall."

[Wrongway_101: Rue] Another explosion and shower of metal sprays Viper 101 and it pulls through again, twirling almost playfully on the other side before finding a new target.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Funny. They don't seem to be taking the hint."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Frak me, I'm out of this, my bird is busted."

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Bringing up cover on your six, Fireeater."

[Charon_840: Warwick] Watching that Raider he's chasing turn for him, Hound instinctively pushes the trigger. Diving down a bit as he escapes the fireball in front of him, he gets up and tries for another one.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Fender, give her some cov- Have I ever told you that I love you?"

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Cornbread, All Green. LAUNCHING!"

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Seems to be just like some kind of stalkers, these. Keeps coming."

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Many times, Wrongway, but you were drunk for most of them."

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "I'm a simple creature."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Copy that, Fender, on my way back."

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Aiming to get back on his Wing Commanders side, Too Tall burns his thrusters once again and banks hard on his right. Like an angry bee, his viper darts towards one of the Raiders. Tracer rounds are spat out and the Raider turns into a soundless inferno of fire and scraps. A second later, through the flames comes Too Tall at full speed, rolling up on the side of Hound.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Splash Five..Frak me and call me an ace."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "I think that takes ten."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Cornbread back out. Tell me if you've heard this one. What's tall, good looking, and back in the fight…?"

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "You sure, here I intended on earning the callsign 'Right way'"

[FireEater_702: Roz] Roz maneuver's her bird through the flak and the debris as she makes a beeline for the landing bay. Letting them know she's coming in a little hot.
<COMBAT> Ramiro has left the combat.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As a shudder flashes through the PAS, the guns go silent, the loss of even that minimal coverage sets loose a swarm of Raiders coming into the fight, burning in hard and hot, and ready for more, just in time to welcome Cornbread back to the battle.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "I think we've set a tally yet, boys."

[Tac1] "Fireeater" Roz says, "Genesis, Fireeater, I'm smoking some wings here. Coming in a little hot."

[Charon_840: Warwick] Firing off a round at the next opponent, Hound rolls to the side, just to be sure. Looking around before he moves to give the enemies another aim, he pauses for a few moments to look over at the wingman at his side and offering a thumbs up.

[Fender_211: Addie] Fender lays the hurt down on yet another raider, with another pulling a clean up shift. The viper pulls a roll, coming in hot, just a little too fast, flips, and shoots off in the opposite direction to re-join the rest of the fight now that Roz is on the home stretch.

Lost DRADIS Contact: RAPTOR-G_103 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "I think I know that one, Cornbread. It's a movie character, isn't it?"

New DRADIS Contact: VIPER_1742 arrives from Hangar Bay B.

Lost DRADIS Contact: FireEater_702 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Cornbread, the answer to that is..simple…Too Tall!"

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "It's raining metal out here."

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Actual, Wrongway, we can't hold out much longer out here."

[Tac1] Genesis says, "Gold Wing, Actual here, Start bringing those birds home. The PAS is a loss. We're getting out of this place. Let me know when they are all in the nest."

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Athena help us… Acknowledged, Actual."

[VIPER_1742: Sloane] Maneuvering into the furball, Sloane angles in and finds a target. Pressing down on the trigger, he opens fire and misses…just barely. Grunting at the voices over his tactical communications, he keeps his head in the game and doesn't stop fighting till ordered out.

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] From the PAS, the Sula launches, as a Tac com comes over the lines..

"Genesis, Sula, we are launched, with PAS actual onboard, We are-WHOA!"

The PAs Station sends a pulse along its length, from the undamaged ring to the damaged one, sparks releasing from the jagged sections of the missing part of the ring. With a bright flash, the huge station vanishes…

With an answering flash, the station appears around the center Base Star, cylon pylons sticking out of the bulk of the colonial station. For a second, nothing happens.

A new pulse emits from the rings of the station as the cylon/colonial bulk turns white, giving off an intense light which sweeps through space, engulfing the other basestars and spreading out to encompass the main bulk of the gathering Cylon Raiders swarming in preperation for attack. As the light seals over the fighters, they freeze in space for an instant, before the PAS/Basestar turn to an unholy black color, collapsing in on itself, dragging the Base stars towards the center as the solid light appears to retract, drawing all of the things it engulfed back into the center, taking the Cylon craft into the center of the spacial disruption, the retreating field of light falling back to the center to vanish, taking with it the Base stars, Raiders, and the PAS station itself. In the next instant, a wave of Comms static disrupts every channel, passing quickly with a small flash of light, leaving behind less than ten Raiders engaged in close combat with colonial forces. The Raiders break off attacks, swarming for a moment before several smaller flashes mark many Raiders jumping out of the area, while the remaining Cylon craft turn and ignite their engines, guns blazing into a renewed attack against the Colonials. Seems they're /pisssed/ now.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "You heard the man and you know the drill… as soon as the shuttles an— GODS."

[Fender_211: Addie] A quick maneuver of the stick beings Fender close between two raiders, swinging through with a shot at her own target. It leaves a trail of ventilation across the body, but fails to being the enemy fighter down. She kicks in the burn to give chase.

[Tac1] .. Talk about a light show.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Frak! Hate to admit it, but that was… spectacular."

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Seeing one of the Raider go for the kill of Hound, 210 the shadow wingmate of 'The Charon' that copies the every move of the brother Viper sends a stacato of tracer rounds into the blackness of the night, sending the soul of the raider to oblivion.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Splash…frak me..Did we get everyone out?"

[Wrongway_101: Rue] Another one for the CAG. As the Raider explodes, Viper 101 angles away from it, just in time for a front-row view of the PAS going Singularity-style. It hangs there for a few seconds, it's pilot stunned, before it comes to life again, moving for a new target.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "I don't know. I hope so. Mop these guys up and we'll head home."

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "And /don't/ go near the pretty light."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Hound, is that smoke on your tail?"

[Charon_840: Warwick] Firing off his shot, and getting one from a Raider in return, Hound takes a few moments to regain control of the Charon, blinking a bit at the happening with the PAS and the basestars, moving to help with the mopping up.

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "What just?!?…Lords…Cornbread on your five, Wrongway, resuming cover."

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] As the Raiders continue flying with reckless abandon at the Colonial forces, DRADIS contacts appear out on the far range of the battle. Four flashes of Hyperlight energy. Four Base stars jumping in, moving out of Capital ship weapons range. More Raiders launching, just like before, forming , streams of Raiders collecting into a new mass of enemy fighters. Several wings of Five Raiders burning straight for the battle, speeding from the Base stars to join the battle. It will take more time for them to arrive, but it appears that this time, the Raiders are taking a more direct approach. Five wings, 25 Raiders burning directly for the battle to join in.

[VIPER_1742: Sloane] Jittering, starting to shake, Cornbread's frantic breathing is evident over the comm frequency as he fights through the adrenaline and fear. Turning back onto Rue's cover, he catches the tail of a pursuing Raider and opens fire. There's a series of connections in the rear, but no explosion. He does, however, grin when Wasted finishes it off from the front. Diving down as the raider is hammer and anvil'd, he about pukes as more Base Stars enter the fray.

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Splash 3."

[Fender_211: Addie] Fender makes short work of her next target, taking a shot off the cuff as it zooms through her LOF. Her viper angles through the space the raider used to occupy as the enemy fighter does an impression of a discuss, spinning off into space to explode.
You paged Genesis with 'okay, it's running time.'

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Splash… two I think it is?"

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "Mermaid, Scratch, the combat landings are starting with you two. Get back to Genie."

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "Short term memory, Hound. It's important."

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Banking left and right, trying to stay close to Hounds Viper not even Too Tall the lucky son of a gun in the squadron this fight manages to get away without a scratch on his viper. A few rounds strikes into the fussilage of his viper, but Too Tall keeps at it, sticking to Hound's five like a shadow.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Frak, my DRAID is lighting up..We've got..ten, twenty..its a blur..Inbound.."

[Charon_840: Warwick] The Charon moves in on the Raider planning to fire at Too Tall or itself, guns blazing. Rolling sharply to the side as he sees the enemy go out with a boom.

[Wrongway_101: Rue] Blowing some chunks out of a Raider's tail before Scratch finishes the job, viper 101 banks left and breaks away, just in time to catch an eyeful of the enemy bogies blinking into existence.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Comes from reckless partying in the youth, Fender. Don't drink and drink at the same time, or something like that. Probably something."

[Tac1] Actual here, we've got multiple bogeys again. Haul ass, we're jumping as soon as the last viper is on deck.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "You heard the man, people. Combat landings. Now! GO GO GO GO GO."

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Going! Cornbread coming home."

[Tac1] "Fender" Addie says, "On your six, Wrongway. We'll watch your backs. See you back at the barn."

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Copy that. Let's head home, Too Tall. Done enough for this day now."

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Hound, Too Tall..Never bro, never..Go on, I've got your six."

[Judge_Ship_206: IC_Builder] A solid wall of Raiders is sweeing in toward the Colonial forces. But. even Cylons can't escape sublight physics. They're going to smash into the Colonial positions.. juuust too late. The Vipers hitting the combat landings as the Colonial fleet makes a retreat.

[Fender_211: Addie] Fender's viper angles back toward the barn as the immediate field of combat is momentarily cleared, and she provides cover fire for her fellow pilots should they need it getting back to the Genie. The enemy is coming in hot again. Fender brings up the rear.

[VIPER_1742: Sloane] Already facing the Genesis, Sloan kicks in his thrusters and adjusts his angle towards the Genesis. Holding his breath, he follows Wrongway's order and jolts towards the landing tube. Floating in, his viper adjusts through the zero-g inside of the tube. There's a hiss of gas near the tail fin of the Viper, pressing its descent downward. The combat landing complete as the Viper skids into the bay.

[Tac1] "Cornbread" Sloane says, "Cornbread in the barn!"

[Charon_840: Warwick] Turning to get back towards the Genesis, Hound puts on all the power he can now. Getting into position for the landing.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Hound coming in…"

Lost DRADIS Contact: VIPER_1742 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Charon_840: Warwick] Only waiting a few seconds befor the Charon drops in to the deck.
Lost DRADIS Contact: Charon_840 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Tac1] "Hound" Warwick says, "Hound's back at the kennel. Next please."

[VIPER_210: Harvey] Making one final barrel roll, too Tall fires his thrusters and makes course towards the Hangard of the Big Bird, folliwing Hound in on a tigh formation.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Too Tall inbound"

[Wrongway_101: Rue] Wrongway's viper moves in sync with Fender's, holding position near the landing pod. Once all the others are in, she lands herself, bouncing and jostling onto the tarmac of the landing bay.
Lost DRADIS Contact: VIPER_210 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Tac1] "Wrongway" Rue says, "This is how we do it, Gold Squadron. Good work."
Lost DRADIS Contact: Wrongway_101 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

[Tac1] "Too Tall" Harvey says, "Too Tall, in the barn"

Lost DRADIS Contact: Fender_211 heads for Battlestar Genesis.

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