On 09.09.2004 11:14, Dave Fancella wrote:
I think it needs *BIG* guns.
Seriously? I kept it small intentionally. After all, it's only the first mission. FNA surely doesn't have any big iron yet, and Kand didn't expect a rebellion and Rhintura isn't that important anyway. Attached is an updated version with one FNA infantry removed and the messages added. For easier review here are the major messages: Mission description: In 2483 after the Foundation of the Capital of Allantha (F.A.) ships landed on Nexus, carrying invaders from the western part of the galaxy. The strangers claimed the planet now to be part of the Empire of Kand and began to exploit the rich mineral resources. The Yalwa campaign takes place two years after the arrival of the Kandelians on Nexus. The Free Nexus Army, one of the Nexian groups opposing the occupation, begins its quest for the liberation of its homeland, the former Republic of Kerlo, with the goal of capturing Ultha, the capital of the Yalwa province, thereby gaining a first foothold against the Empire. FNA briefing: It has been two years since the Empire of Kand invaded our planet and turned our people into mining slaves. While the Kandelians could not maintain control over all of Nexus they continue to keep a firm grip on our home, the Republic of Kerlo, due to its wealth in mineral resources. We have been organizing the resistance secretly and dealing minor blows to Kandelian installations in the Yalwa province, trying to increase our supplies. After two years of preparation we now think it is time to openly confront the invaders. You may have heard rumours of unrest in other regions of Kerlo, and if there is some truth to them, this could provide the distraction we were hoping for. Rhintura, the small town that served as our headquarters for the last two years, will become the first free town in Kerlo, and it won't be the last. We have brought the two small garrisons in Rhintura under our control, but the Empire now sends in forces from the nearby barracks. What we have to prove now is that we can keep the town even when the Empire tries to take it back. You will command our forces near Rhintura and repel the Kandelian forces. You must destroy those troops or conquer the barracks while defending our headquarters. Good Luck! For a free Nexus! Kand briefing: Two years ago, in 519 of the Third Emperor (T.E.), or 2483 F.A. counting in local terms, Nexus became part of the Empire of Kand. Scans had indicated rich mineral resources, and we needed material to support and defend our colonies in the northern parts of the galaxy. Today, we still exploit the resources on Nexus, but the situation is getting more difficult each day. High Command is constantly pulling forces out of the system. The former Republic of Kerlo is one of the few places where we still maintain a considerable presence. However, even here unrest is growing. Small groups of Nexian outlaws and troublemakers have pestered us all the time, cowardly ambushing small parties and settlements all over our sphere of influence and especially in rural areas, but in recent weeks there has been a flare of unrest in various districts. It seems the rebels have finally become desperate enough for a direct confrontation. Now that they have come out into the open, we believe it is our chance to settle the matter once and for all. You will be commanding our forces near the town of Rhintura in the Yalwa province where a group calling themselves the Free Nexus Army have overrun two of our installations. Your task is to crush the rebel forces and to take back the garrisons. Long live the Emperor! Jens
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